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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 08:41 AM
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7. Why oh why can't we seem to look at other systems that
work and tailor ourselves accordingly?

Oh, nevermind: Greed. It's a virtue don't you know?
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  -Why Germany Has It So Good -- and Why America Is Going Down the Drain marmar  Oct-14-10 07:37 AM   #0 
  - Germany has also outlawed derivatives.  Scuba   Oct-14-10 08:09 AM   # 
  - Germany has also outlawed derivatives.  Scuba   Oct-14-10 08:09 AM   # 
  - Germany has also outlawed derivatives.  Scuba   Oct-14-10 08:09 AM   # 
  - Germany has also outlawed derivatives.  Scuba   Oct-14-10 08:09 AM   #1 
  - OK, OK, I believe you.......  marmar   Oct-14-10 08:10 AM   #2 
  - +1  Sherman A1   Oct-14-10 10:53 AM   #14 
  - That was actually worth stating 4 times :) nt  glitch   Oct-14-10 09:32 AM   #11 
  - Let me repeat...  femrap   Oct-14-10 04:19 PM   #24 
     - + 1  swilton   Oct-15-10 07:08 PM   #61 
  - Imagine that.  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:27 AM   #42 
  - i was there this summer and was very impressed...  Blue_Tires   Oct-14-10 08:19 AM   #3 
  - this is an excellent article.  RainDog   Oct-14-10 08:22 AM   #4 
  - Here is the quote I liked best:  JDPriestly   Oct-15-10 04:28 AM   #41 
  - That's a good one, alright...nt  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:36 AM   #44 
  - I feel the same, RainDog.  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:35 AM   #43 
  - Thank you ..Thank you!!!  Klukie   Oct-14-10 08:27 AM   #5 
  - Has Germany outlawed derivatives?  raccoon   Oct-14-10 08:30 AM   #6 
  - Well, "banning all derivatives" would be impossible  Recursion   Oct-14-10 12:59 PM   #20 
     - France is number one in health care  molly77   Oct-14-10 09:17 PM   #35 
     - Mersa and regular staph infection  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:45 AM   #45 
     - Yes..they banned CDS trading of sovereign debt if you don't hold the bond. that is all i think. nt  Lucky Luciano   Oct-14-10 09:48 PM   #36 
  - Why oh why can't we seem to look at other systems that  Nordmadr   Oct-14-10 08:41 AM   #7 
  - and don't forget arrogance  Klukie   Oct-14-10 08:57 AM   #8 
  - It's because ignorant freeper-types buy into the notion that America is #1 no matter what,  Quantess   Oct-14-10 06:44 PM   #30 
  - I have seen the same thing.  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:49 AM   #47 
  - "Greed. It's a virtue don't you know?"  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:47 AM   #46 
  - It's Germany's constitution.  OnyxCollie   Oct-14-10 09:16 AM   #9 
  - We did  JHB   Oct-14-10 11:59 AM   #19 
  - Just think how it would be here  OnyxCollie   Oct-14-10 01:01 PM   #21 
  - Obviously Germany has  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 07:53 AM   #48 
     - Oh, hell no.  OnyxCollie   Oct-15-10 09:05 AM   #53 
        - When they say "person"  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 09:46 AM   #54 
  - I agree  creon   Oct-14-10 09:17 AM   #10 
  - Some old articles from Escape Magazine are among my faves  Wednesdays   Oct-14-10 09:51 AM   #12 
  - Excellent, thank you. nt  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 08:12 AM   #50 
  - OK, but what do we do about our horrible right wing?  treestar   Oct-14-10 10:45 AM   #13 
  - And,  chervilant   Oct-14-10 11:54 AM   #17 
  - Ship them off to Argentina.  pattmarty   Oct-14-10 11:57 AM   #18 
  - We could make them illegal  sulphurdunn   Oct-14-10 01:39 PM   #23 
  - Can't we just put them in prison  femrap   Oct-14-10 04:23 PM   #25 
  - Review my blog  BanTheGOP   Oct-14-10 05:48 PM   #28 
  - My family immigrated in 1957, my eldest brother was 5 at the time. His daughter is now  54anickel   Oct-14-10 10:58 AM   #15 
  - They still makes 'things' in Germany  LittleGirl   Oct-14-10 11:45 AM   #16 
  - OK....  femrap   Oct-14-10 04:25 PM   #26 
  - I lived in Germany. Quiet Sundays are wonderful.  JDPriestly   Oct-15-10 04:25 AM   #40 
  - I may live in the United States, but I'm a European at heart  sadbear   Oct-14-10 01:03 PM   #22 
  - Ban the Republican Party, and all is well  BanTheGOP   Oct-14-10 05:43 PM   #27 
  - Ban male voting for 128 years and all is well  recoveringdittohed   Oct-14-10 08:51 PM   #33 
  - Wow!!! That's almost Utopia compared to our country.  Shireling   Oct-14-10 06:19 PM   #29 
  - I was in Germany very briefly several years ago. Not nearly long enough but I did learn that six  Citizen Worker   Oct-14-10 07:25 PM   #31 
  - Clearly, YOU are in the free-er society.  Beartracks   Oct-16-10 01:11 PM   #64 
  - Social Democracy. Works.  DirkGently   Oct-14-10 08:36 PM   #32 
  - Socialist Democracy works for all. Capitalist Democracy works for some.  Raster   Oct-14-10 09:01 PM   #34 
  - K&R  Amonester   Oct-14-10 10:52 PM   #37 
  - I currently spend most of the year in Europe -  BlueMTexpat   Oct-15-10 01:16 AM   #38 
  - How are you able to spend most of the year in Europe legally?  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-15-10 01:29 AM   #39 
  - It helps if you are married to one of the friendly natives  DFW   Oct-15-10 08:07 AM   #49 
  - Sorry - was away from the computer and didn't see this until now.  BlueMTexpat   Oct-16-10 01:30 AM   #63 
  - I'm lucky to be able to spend the entire year here, year after year  lebkuchen   Oct-15-10 08:18 AM   #51 
  - K&R  Enthusiast   Oct-15-10 08:33 AM   #52 
  - One country certainly has been as subjected to right wing propganda  DFW   Oct-15-10 12:02 PM   #55 
  - They don't suffer from 'Exceptionalism' the way we do  sadbear   Oct-15-10 12:57 PM   #56 
  - And I know exactly how the exceptionalists would react to this  nxylas   Oct-15-10 01:28 PM   #57 
     - It really irks conservatives when you explain to them that the Founding Fathers  sadbear   Oct-15-10 01:40 PM   #58 
        - They don't believe it  nxylas   Oct-15-10 01:53 PM   #59 
           - Today's NY Times article on the Tea Party prompted a reader's comment to the effect  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-15-10 05:21 PM   #60 
              - Today's tea party would have been Tories and Loyalists during the Revolution  sadbear   Oct-15-10 08:24 PM   #62 
  - KICK  DeSwiss   Oct-17-10 04:07 PM   #65 
 

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