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    Is not from the Snowden documents. It's an internet meme. It never happened.

    The day I'll consider justice blind is the day that a rape defendent's claim of "She consented to the sex" is treated by the same legal standards as a robbery defendent's claim of "He consented to give me the money": as an affirmative defense.

    by Rei on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 05:08:46 AM PST

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    •  Do you actually live in Iceland? (0+ / 0-)

      Were you personally effected by the banking collapse?

      How badly were you personally effected by all of these crimes?

      You see, that collapse brought me to the brink of homelessness.  I was so desperate I had to give up my kitties...I couldn't afford to feed them anyfuckinmore!!!!!!!

      If it wasn't for the great friends and associates here on DK I'd be dead!

      I'm personally making 1/3 what I was 6 yrs ago...I live from paycheck to paycheck.  Our "social safety nets" are meaningless, I make $9 and that's too much for any help.  I haven't gotten my natural gas bill for this past month yet...but I already know it's going to be higher than I can afford...the simple choice will be...pay the gas company and don't eat or freeze to death.  I may be able to "make payments", I'm not sure yet.

      The reality is there are millions of Americans  just like me, many even worse...Millions more worldwide that have been destroyed by these bankster's crimes.  They're still trying to privatize everything, so they can do to us what they did to your country, Spain, Greece, et al!

      What's the suicide rate in your nation today?

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply since the economic crisis took hold in 2007

      -cut-

      Similar rises in suicide rates have also been found in Greece, Spain, Britain and other countries hit by economic recession and rising unemployment in recent years.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 02:18:51 PM PST

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      •  Yes, I live in Iceland. (1+ / 0-)
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        Yes, among other things my fiance lost his house.

        How bad am I affected? Well, gee, for starters, my salary  (and everyone else's) is effectively half of what it was due to the collapsed currency (still just as badly as immediately after the crash) , the public healthcare system has been cut by a third, along with all other government services, from roads to unemployment (which my fiance is currently on), and on and on. Gee, djathink I'm affected?

        "You see, that collapse brought me to the brink of homelessness."

        Which is an excuse to lie about Iceland and get indignant when you're corrected how...?

        " Our "social safety nets" are meaningless,"

        All of this sort of stuff you're writing is an excellent argument for why America needs to join the rest of the world in having a proper social safety net. It has absolutely nothing to do, however, with how governments responded to the crisis, and does not change any of the facts about what Iceland actually did in response to the crisis. America didn't have a social safety net before the crisis and doesn't after. We did before and after (although it's been very badly slashed by the austerity... still more than you all got, though)

        Want America to get a proper social safety net? You've got my best wishes! I'm not the person to rail about that to, go find some conservative acquiantances or family members to persuade. I'm here to stop the BS mythology about Iceland's response to the crisis.

        The day I'll consider justice blind is the day that a rape defendent's claim of "She consented to the sex" is treated by the same legal standards as a robbery defendent's claim of "He consented to give me the money": as an affirmative defense.

        by Rei on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 03:16:14 AM PST

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