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Spaniards are taking to the streets

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. tongix

    tongix

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    like the Greeks. Whups up ! We hope America will not go into this chaos.
     
  2. hammerkill

    hammerkill chinese name but all american Silver Member

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    They are just a prelude to what is going to happen here pretty soon.
     

  3. sourdough44

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    I had read a while back where Spain had to cut back on subsidies for 'green energy'. Under the previous Gov't they were paying up to 10 times the going rate for electricity from wind, compared to normal rates. Look what has happened in WI when the State was out of money.
     
  4. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    We had a Spanish guy here in a 'What's Wrong With Medicine' thread, a week or so ago, explaining that what's his is his and what's yours is his... :upeyes:

    He felt that things like speeding tickets should be based on your income... He pays say, $80.00 for a ten-over-the-limit speeding ticket, a well-off guy pays $800.00, a millionaire pays $8,000.00, and a billionaire $80,000.00--all for the same offense... That made sense to him... :whistling:

    --Ray

    P.S. Hell, here's the thread!

    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1408780
     
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    In all fairness to him, most European countries level fines for petty offenses exactly like that. The prevaling theory is that fines should have a deterent function without being debilitating. Any fine large enough to deter a wealthy motorist would bankrupt a working man. I have seen studies that show this system to actually work rather well compared to our one size fits all../shrug.
     
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    The only difference is we are still a free market, constitutional republic despite the efforts of our current politicians. There is nothing in Europe I admire or aspire to and I am not a global citizen nor will I ever be one.
     
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    Not even Belgium beer?
     
  8. series1811

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    Good point. In Florida, I saw wealthy developers cut down Mangrove trees, with the six figure fine already figured into their building budget.

    The fine was enough to stop normal people from cutting them without a permit, but not the rich.
     
  9. tongix

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    IMF and the Euro brothers will flood them with cash again. Then who 's gonna be next in line ?
     
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    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    He he he....well...maybe I admire Spaten Optimator.
     
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    Sooner or later, you run out of 'somebody else' to pay your bills .....:upeyes:

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    automatic slim Walmart Shopper

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    I would think that the "rich" would be targeted on the roads.
    "Hey, our .gov is broke, go pull over some Beemers...."
     
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    M&P15T Beard One

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    We may get to the point that some sort of chaos will be healthy for our country......healthy in the long run.
     
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    Spain had so many early retirement programs and social services it broke their backs in the long run.
    They were better off with Franco who kept the trains running on time.
     
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    Franco? Really? I hope you were joking! Franco may have kept trains running on time , but he did so under a fascist, murderous regime. You can still see bullet holes in some plazas in Barcelona where he publicly executed Catalans for not speaking Castilian.




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    Franco? Really? I hope you were joking! Franco may have kept trains running on time , but he did so under a fascist, murderous regime. You can still see bullet holes in some plazas in Barcelona where he publicly executed Catalans for not speaking Castilian.
    They had a civil war where the communists wanted power and every nation that could sent agitators to Spain to fight against them.
    My thoughts are taking the enemy to the plaza for a few brisk swats with a ruler against their knuckles, just wouldn't have worked.
    He kept them out of WWII for the most part and kept their economy more stable than the rest of Europe after the war.
    Yes he ruled through fear and intimidation, but it worked. You didn't see these kind of riots then or their economy in a shambles.
     
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    Does occupy wall street count?