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(Spiegel)   EU planning giant stimulus package. Still can't compete with American package, although they're uncut   (spiegel.de) divider line
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2008-11-20 05:11:25 AM  
gross
 
2008-11-20 05:13:57 AM  
I LOL'ed.
 
2008-11-20 05:17:42 AM  
Ladies love the turtleneck.
 
2008-11-20 05:39:24 AM  
Germany is going to freak out. A lot of Germans were against being in the EU since they did not want other countries leaching off them.
 
2008-11-20 05:50:04 AM  
Yeah, if this economic situation continues to spiral downward over here in the EU it will be a good stress test for the Union.
 
2008-11-20 06:21:45 AM  
Say cheese?
 
2008-11-20 06:37:47 AM  

krusader3z: Yeah, if this economic situation continues to spiral downward over here in the EU it will be a good stress test for the Union.


Greywar: Germany is going to freak out. A lot of Germans were against being in the EU since they did not want other countries leaching off them.


Economic depression, German hostility. Let's all just party like it's 1929 all over again, but still remain vigilant over andgy, short-grown sketch-artists with mustaches. You know, just in case.
 
2008-11-20 06:39:21 AM  

Cornwell: andgy


ANGRY! Damnit.

Preview is my friend. So is coffee. The voices in my head keeps telling me that, so it must be true.
 
2008-11-20 06:57:37 AM  

krusader3z: Yeah, if this economic situation continues to spiral downward over here in the EU it will be a good stress test for the Union.


Yeah, it's already killing the currency; each member nation considerately more worried what the Euro's future will do to their country, and totally unconcerned about ramifications to other member states.

Well, it wasn't too many years ago that the Euro was a laughing stock versus the dollar. So we may be coming to that point again.
 
2008-11-20 07:33:54 AM  
Europeans stimulate their package with an overhand grip
 
2008-11-20 07:38:35 AM  

michaeld5: krusader3z: Yeah, if this economic situation continues to spiral downward over here in the EU it will be a good stress test for the Union.

Yeah, it's already killing the currency; each member nation considerately more worried what the Euro's future will do to their country, and totally unconcerned about ramifications to other member states.

Well, it wasn't too many years ago that the Euro was a laughing stock versus the dollar. So we may be coming to that point again.


SWEET, I'm planning a Euopean honeymoon for next year...keep on droppin'!

[image from ichart.finance.yahoo.com too old to be available]

/hot like the dollar
 
2008-11-20 09:00:04 AM  
But meanwhile, import whisky from Scotland has dropped about 40% against the US dollar from 2 years ago. Which is pretty farking sweet. Nothing like seeing bottles of $80 scotch go for $45 .
 
2008-11-20 09:02:54 AM  

Indis: Ladies love the turtleneck.


Never known a single one to love the turtleneck. None.
 
2008-11-20 09:31:18 AM  
Is it time to freak out yet? China, USA, and now the entire EU needs a stimulus. Also, what are the possible ramifications if this fails?
 
2008-11-20 09:49:53 AM  
michaeld5
Well, it wasn't too many years ago that the Euro was a laughing stock versus the dollar. So we may be coming to that point again.


O-Face
SWEET, I'm planning a Euopean honeymoon for next year...keep on droppin'!


As an American living in the EU, funded in US dollars, I also hope for the Euro to continue its downward trend as quickly as possible.

Originally I was budgeting for 1.50-2 dollars for a euro.. it's been bouncing between 1.25 and 1.30 for a few weeks now. This is great. I am 'flush with cash' because of this unexpected margin.

/picked up a new ipod touch
//and a canon IXUS 90
 
2008-11-20 09:52:54 AM  

clancifer: Indis: Ladies love the turtleneck.

Never known a single one to love the turtleneck. None.


You think they'd actually tell you the truth when you asked?
 
2008-11-20 10:27:23 AM  

voodoojuice: Is it time to freak out yet? China, USA, and now the entire EU needs a stimulus. Also, what are the possible ramifications if this fails?


It will fail, and it will mean horrendous, painful inflation over the next decade. I'm entering the job market in December 2010, so you can imagine how happy I am about this crap.
 
2008-11-20 11:46:29 AM  
Cheesy headline.
 
2008-11-20 12:44:17 PM  

voodoojuice: Is it time to freak out yet? China, USA, and now the entire EU needs a stimulus. Also, what are the possible ramifications if this fails?



If you're just getting around to freaking out, then you're waaaayyy behind the eight ball. Too late for you if you haven't started planning yet.

This was predictable over two years ago.
 
2008-11-20 01:20:22 PM  
without the turtleneck, they look silly and nekid.
 
wib
2008-11-20 04:49:29 PM  

YixilTesiphon: December 2010


you'll be fine.
Current working stiff types will be hopefully just be getting back on the train.
 
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