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New Austerity Riots Ravage Greece and Spain

September 26, 2012

The latest round of austerity measures in Greece sparked an outburst of violence over the last 48 hours: Similar-type measures in Spain produced a similar reaction: Of course, international markets weren’t too pleased at these developments either. Why wouldn’t they be spooked?  There’s social unrest all over the world:  the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Iran, [...]

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Brief Translation of Spanish Bank Bailout

June 12, 2012

It isn’t difficult to find news articles on the bailout of Spanish banks.  What is difficult to find is any story that lays out Spanish debt in terms of actual numbers.  Dan Hannan doesn’t do that exactly, but his ten observations in regard to the bailout provide some numbers and a great deal of perspective. [...]

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Greek Troubles Beginning to Spiral

May 15, 2012

Greek troubles are reaching a tipping point.  The new government couldn’t form a governing coalition willing to deal with their financial woes as the leftists are unwilling to be forced into unpopular austerity measures.  So, a new election must be held with the populist left riding an anti-austerity wave.  Not good. But events are moving [...]

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Barcelona Does It’s Best LA Impression

May 29, 2011

After Barcelona defeated Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Championship game 3-1 yesterday (that’s soccer by the way), celebratory crowds flooded the streets of Barcelona, many of whom deciding to do their best Los Angeles impression and get violent! Now if Spain as a nation could keep doing its best anti-socialist impression, then they [...]

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Ireland is Breaking

November 10, 2010

Ireland’s been having to deal with a serious banking crisis which won’t go away.  However, things just got worse for Ireland:  this week Ireland’s debt hit a level that has spooked investors into predicting that Ireland will be the next euro zone nation to require a bailout. Two years of government bailouts have merely broken [...]

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Spain Wins Its First-Ever World Cup Championship

July 11, 2010

Spain defeated the Netherlands (or the “Neverlands” since they are 0-3 in WC finals) in a plodding 1-0 match which had to go into in extra time.  Here are some highlights: I have to be honest on this one — the game sucked.  It’s once again pretty evident why professional soccer is not going to [...]

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The Problem with the “PIIGS”

February 15, 2010

If you haven’t heard about the acronym “PIIGS” yet, I’ll let you in on it:  PIIGS stands for Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain — countries in the European Union on the verge of economic collapse.  Of the five nations in trouble, Greece is the closest to collapse and the youth in the streets have [...]

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Olympic Hopes End for Chicago

October 2, 2009

With a very important war in Afghanistan, troops still on the ground in Iraq, unemployment at 9.8%, the stimulus not working, Social Security and Medicare bleeding money faster than expected, health care on the verge of apocalypse (if you listen to our Dear Leader), I’m just soooooooo glad that President Obama, his wife Michelle Obamasaurus, and “The Oprah” [...]

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Chimp Attack in Connecticut!

February 17, 2009

A Connecticut woman was brutally attacked yesterday in Stamford by an angry chimp.  Here’s the story: I wonder if the people in Spain will get Amnesty International to file human rights violations against the cop who shot the chimp?  Sounds silly, but we’ll see– read the link. Chimps are very intelligent creatures who can learn quickly [...]

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