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  •  I think the 36 votes you referenced (3+ / 0-)
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    were actually NO votes.  There were no YES votes.  There were 19 abstentions, however.  If I'm wrong on this, my apologies in advance.

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:46:59 PM PDT

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    •  Correct (2+ / 0-)
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      You are correct.  36 against, 19 abstained.

    •  oops! (2+ / 0-)
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      I typed yes when I meant no.  Thanks for the correction.  The rest of my post stands.  I still believe that this is not going to go away after one negative vote of parliament.

      "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

      by gulfgal98 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:56:16 PM PDT

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      •  No, but... (3+ / 0-)
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        No it's not going to go away, but now a new precedent has been set: actually standing up to the EU and IMF bullying and blackmail.

        •  Could Cyprus (3+ / 0-)
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          find themselves under the thumb of Russia instead of the EU? And do you have any info on the reported find of natural gas, could this in part be a resource grab?

          Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

          by DRo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:04:59 PM PDT

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          •  Yes (5+ / 0-)
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            Yes, Cyprus could find itself under the thumb of Russia.  But let's not jump to conclusions yet.  And I'm not sure that with the EU's actions in Greece, Portugal, Spain, and elsewhere, that being under the thumb of the EU is any better.  Some might say it's worse.

            As for the resources, they are there and they are very real.  It was reported just four days ago that Cyprus may have as many as 60 trillion cubic feet of natural gas under its waters.  One would have to be really naive to think that that was not on the EU's mind (or Russia's, for that matter), along with Merkel's good friends in Ankara.

      •  You're always so reliably accurate in your (1+ / 0-)
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        diaries and comments,  I figured it was just a typo but didn't want you to be unaware of it.

        "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

        by 3goldens on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:11:53 PM PDT

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        •  Thanks...my excuse is (3+ / 0-)
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          that I am battling a nasty head cold and today is the heavy sneezing day.  My brains are locked up in my sinuses and my sinuses are winning.  LOL

          "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

          by gulfgal98 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:29:32 PM PDT

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          •  Been there--I call it Brain Fog! (1+ / 0-)
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            Hope you're feeling better soon.

            "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

            by 3goldens on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:41:51 PM PDT

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            •  It is always self limiting (1+ / 0-)
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              Three miserable days and then onward.  There are certainly a lot worse things in life than a head cold.  Thank you for the well wishes.

              "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

              by gulfgal98 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:56:37 PM PDT

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