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  •  Did have full control on whether (2+ / 0-)
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    or not to cover bank losses.

    Ireland's own banks had to be covered by treaty.

    Bad loans by foreign banks, no &^%$%^& way.

    "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

    by bontemps2012 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:04:52 PM PST

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    •  True. And as I understand, Ireland was no Greece (1+ / 0-)
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      I've felt sorriest for Ireland and Spain in all this.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:42:09 AM PST

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      •  Indeed. Spain shouldn't have had (1+ / 0-)
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        any of this crisis.

        Foreign money came in buying retirement apartments. Boomed the real estate market, then bubbled it.

        Crazy investments. Huge builds where there were no jobs....

        And now everybody is getting NeoConned.

        "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

        by bontemps2012 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 03:32:48 AM PST

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