For me number 1 fans! - irish mortgage crisis.

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Post by rote fahne » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:25 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote:Name one person outside of that Island that gives a shit. Not the foreign companies who set up shop, because they moved all their operations to China faster than you can say CELTIC TIGER! CELTIC TIGER! lol.

And exploiting the workforce?

Jesus, I know you're a Socialist and all but PAH-LEEEEEEEEESE. :lol:
Be carefull that the dollar doesnt sink that low that you have to move to Bangladesh yourself. :lol:

Your daddy told you to talk that way, you little troll?

Ever worked yourself?

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Post by rote fahne » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:30 pm

UKRuss wrote:For me, in all seriousness, I don't find any of it funny at all, even the cheese. It was just an amusing article. I suppose I try to gloss over the painful reality by looking for some humour.

The whole episode is utterly dispicable and the bailout the banks have been given, bordering on the criminal IMO. Ireland's situation highlights the futility of such a move, who will bail out the country now the taxpayers bailed out the banks?

No-one.

People wil be left to rot and people will lose their homes.

I don't know what the answer is but those responsible should hang their heads in shame.
Yep, those responsible should be hung upside down, and the bunch of bad debtor morons should be put under ward.

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Post by rote fahne » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:31 pm

For those interested, I got one dollar, but I can borrow you a thousand.

All in the name of free enterprise.

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Post by djsynchro » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:46 pm

In the past butter has been given out to the needy, but this year it was felt cheese was easier to distribute.
The cheese has been manufactured in Ireland and will be bought by the government from the Irish Dairy Board and made available through charities.

The initiative was welcomed by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, a charity that looks after the poor in Ireland.
It said it has seen the numbers of people seeking assistance soar. "We have people on social welfare, single mothers, the elderly, lone parents.
Half the calls we take are about food and energy," said a spokesman.

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Post by dum » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:53 pm

djsynchro wrote:
In the past butter has been given out to the needy, but this year it was felt cheese was easier to distribute.
The cheese has been manufactured in Ireland and will be bought by the government from the Irish Dairy Board and made available through charities.

The initiative was welcomed by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, a charity that looks after the poor in Ireland.
It said it has seen the numbers of people seeking assistance soar. "We have people on social welfare, single mothers, the elderly, lone parents.
Half the calls we take are about food and energy," said a spokesman.

The EU hands out about 500 million a year (starting off with 100 million in the late 80s and increasing each year to 500 million today) to 19 member states of the EU for the purpose of purchasing foods for charity cases during the harsh winter months. Ireland gets less then one fifth of a percent of that allocated 'winter charity budget' - 0.17 to be exact.

This has always been the case.

What's different this year ?

Well, the ruling party decided to make a press announcement about it in some bizarre attempt ton win over an angry electorate.

stick to your 'this this this' routine :lol:
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Post by djsynchro » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:36 pm

dum wrote: Ireland gets less then one fifth of a percent of that allocated 'winter charity budget' - 0.17 to be exact.

This has always been the case.

What's different this year ?
I'll tell you what is still the same: We don't give a flying fuck.

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Post by dum » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:58 pm

Sure, in fact you so don't give a fuck that you're googling the topic looking for embarrassing quotes, trolling the thread more so than usual, creating parody threads etc... looks to me like you're pretty wound up about it :lol:

but ya, stick to what you know best... the 'this this this' routine, at least you can get that much right :wink:
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Post by djsynchro » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:09 pm

dum wrote: looks to me like you're pretty wound up about it :lol:
OK you got me. I have't had a proper night's sleep for weeks now, I lie awake, tossing and turning:
The Irish situation.
Where will it go? When will it end? When will I die? What will I have for breakfast tomorrow?
Do I still have coffee or will I have to go and buy some first?
If I have more money next year will I get a Mac? an iPhone? Both? What colour?

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Post by djsynchro » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:10 pm

it just works.

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Post by dum » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:38 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote:30+ paragraphs and no one outside of that grubby little island really gives a shit.
Perhaps people don't empathise or sympathise on a personal level, but for the sake of their self-preservation on a national level you can bet your life that they do indeed give a shit about how this crisis unfolds.

Didn't catch the part about Spain & Italy being on the chopping block ?

LoopStationZebra wrote:
This €70 billion bill for the banks dwarfs the €15 billion in spending cuts now agonised over, and reduces the necessary cuts in Government spending to an exercise in futility. What is the point of rearranging the spending deckchairs, when the iceberg of bank losses is going to sink us anyway?

What is driving our bond yields to record levels is not the Government deficit, but the bank bailout. Without the banks, our national debt could be stabilised in four years at a level not much worse than where France, with its triple A rating in the bond markets, is now.
omfg. The driveling ravings of a Leftist. Yeah, let's not have spending cuts because $15bil isn't that much money by comparison. And actually referencing France as a benchmark to shoot for? Not much worst than France? omfg.

/facepalm

heh, you're being flippant but jesus, everyone - literally everyone - to you is a leftist socialist. I guess all that indicates is the ultra-capitalist society you live in ? or your retardednessness ?

The author, Morgan Kelly is far from being some leftist/marxist/socialist whatever you want to call it. I mean, is there more you're basing that assertion on or is it just the fact he's pointed out the futility of the spending cuts considering the circumstances ?

So what is your problem with the France benchmark ?

polyslax wrote:Hellz - Ireland takes the big one for team Euro.
UKRuss wrote:People wil be left to rot and people will lose their homes.
Indeed. This will send a lot of folk right off a cliff.
UKRuss wrote:I don't know what the answer is but those responsible should hang
FTFY.
Mussolini style.

The foreclosures are already happening silently around the country, I've intervened (alongside others) in a couple - with thugs & cops at the door, deals were subsequently renegotiated. But as the Morgan Kelly (economics professor) article implies, mortgage defaulters need to band together, organise and become a 'powerful political constituent' to protect their homes.

I'm not sure why the newspapers/local radio etc aren't making more of an effort to highlight every single foreclosure that's taken place. But as Morgan insinuated, at the moment people are too ashamed to admit what's happening - so perhaps they are reluctant to step in the spotlight. Indeed the folks I've helped help fall into that category, but with the tidal wave that's coming hopefully that stigma of shame is washed away.

For the record, Morgan Kelly has been *bang on* in every other article he's written about this shit in the last couple years.
mikemc wrote:The whole thing with the mortgages stinks like rotten... well, like rotten cheese.

Overvalued properties, underverified application claims, oversold mortagage offers and then the investment packages based on these were overrated and oversold.

Some kind of bailout/shoring up with gov't funds had to occur, but for the most part, who ends up benefitting? The people who overvalued, underverfied, oversold and overrated.

And now they are overcharging on consumer interest, overcautious about lending, and lobbying to overturn any legislation that tries to regulate them.

Even after all of this, if you've been paying all along and try to refinance, it is not worth it unless you were really gouged to begin with on interest.
Spot on.


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dum wrote: looks to me like you're pretty wound up about it :lol:
OK you got me. I have't had a proper night's sleep for weeks now, I lie awake, tossing and turning:
The Irish situation.
Where will it go? When will it end? When will I die? What will I have for breakfast tomorrow?
Do I still have coffee or will I have to go and buy some first?
If I have more money next year will I get a Mac? an iPhone? Both? What colour?

I don't expect you to give a shit about Ireland's domestic issues, but you sure seem to give a shit about this thread. Googling shit you don't care about = you're wound up.

Anywho - it's UKRuss who decided Ireland's domestic issues were a worthy talking point for the lounge. Fine by me!
Pasha wrote:Thanks dum for being so precise.

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Post by steko » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:58 pm

dum wrote:
LoopStationZebra wrote:30+ paragraphs and no one outside of that grubby little island really gives a shit.
Perhaps people don't empathise or sympathise on a personal level, but for the sake of their self-preservation on a national level you can bet your life that they do indeed give a shit about how this crisis unfolds.

Didn't catch the part about Spain & Italy being on the chopping block ?!
This!

http://www.google.com/search?&q=site:kr ... om+ireland
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Post by stringtapper » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:59 pm

djsynchro wrote:When will I die?
We're all wondering this.
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Post by UKRuss » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:01 pm

I only mentioned the cheese man, this thread ain't mine. :P

Fwiw, more power to you and your band of brothers dumster in helping those to hang on to their homes. Good work sah.

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Post by dum » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:06 pm

Oh, and loopsie ? How does it feel to be half owned by China & Japan ?

have yourself a mouthful of that grim reality you ignorant bastard :lol:
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Post by stringtapper » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:14 pm

dum wrote:have yourself a mouthful of that grim reality you ignorant bastard :lol:
Why do you characterize it as "grim"?

Like it really changes anything anyway.

Meh.

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