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05-30-2018, 04:05 PM #1
bohica Member
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This is a comment about the dissolution of the EU, from Zero Hedge.
I'm wondering about the accuracy of some of these statements.

with 20 years of economic shrinking and ever fewer jobs.... something like 80% of below 40yo has never have any real job outside occasional gigs etc. Hell working has become almost abnormal. As has middle class.. nowadays its middleclass to to live in a city council owned and paid for apartment while on welfare.. ( I think this statement applies to UK)
Finland has gone to complete shit with a policy that still demands massive inflation and occasional slashing of zeroes from the currency so as to keep bread from costing millions of marks. The compulsory unions writing all the laws and parliament being their rubber stamp just hasn't bothered to grow up to the fact that finland is in eu with a stable currency not owned by them or the parliament.

All the while prices are skyhigh, severely uncompetitively so. So between those facts living standards are among the lowest in western europe. Kinda like albania or portugal.

Oh yeah and since finances are tight and there are very few jobs.. what to do? Well obviously the problem is a lack of labor never mind the million or so educated unemloyeds... just bring in analfabet goatherders without toilet, escalator or language skills. they will create factories :D System is utterly fucking insane. All of which just speeds up rising taxes , rising prices, shrinking living standards and thus shrinking the economy ever further until starvation is inevitable.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
05-30-2018, 05:10 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Actually there is this statement I can agree with
Quote:finland is in eu with a stable currency not owned by them or the parliament.

Quote:Finland has gone to complete shït with a policy that still demands massive inflation and occasional slashing of zeroes from the currency so as to keep bread from costing millions of marks

Marks? That'll give you a hint. That's early 90s they're referring to.

Right now economy is good, there's some 3.7% unemployment here in town. Lots of new houses being built. Food prices aren't much worse than in the US, things are generally looking pretty damn good and people are optimistic for the future. As for living standard is on par with Albania, lol. I can actually ask. Many Albanians move up here to work, pay taxes and buy houses and I personally know a couple so that's easily checked.

Starvation lol burp.png

Finland actually has food storage enough for everyone here for 6 months in case of some sort of shtf event, there's plenty of fresh water too. I think there's a better chance of surviving here than in many other nations.
05-30-2018, 05:22 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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This is from today's news:

Finland's industrial sector is outpacing the EU average, says the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

Things are going well in the country's industrial sector, says a report out Wednesday from the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA).

In March the think-tank said that the industrial sector would grow by a brisk 4.3 percent this year and 4.1 percent in 2019.

Now ETLA says the Finnish metals industry is doing better than the average of other EU states - and because of low exports to the US, the Finnish steel industry doesn't really feel the burn of newly-introduced US steel tariffs.

ETLA researcher Birgitta Berg-Andersson says cold-rolled steel was Finland's fifth-most important industrial export product, noting that less than one percent of that steel went to the US market.
Auto industry growing

Finland's automotive industry is expected to grow as well. ETLA predicts that vehicle production will expand by 20 percent this year and by 15 percent in 2019, saying the outlook is good for both the automotive and the ship building industries.

Production of paper goods - including cardboard and cellulose products - during the first quarter of this year grew significantly, compared to EU averages, with paper goods companies receiving an influx of new orders.

05-30-2018, 06:12 PM #4
Elegant Fail Member
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Better than Italy.
05-30-2018, 06:52 PM #5
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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I was reading up on "alternative media", and Zero Hedge didn't score well in credibility. That doesn't mean it's always unreliable, though.

"Craig Pirrong, professor at the Bauer College of Business writes that "I have frequently written that Zero Hedge has the MO of a Soviet agitprop operation, that it reliably peddles Russian propaganda: my first post on this, almost exactly three years ago, noted the parallels between Zero Hedge and Russia Today."
05-30-2018, 07:17 PM #6
Meh Member
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RT often gets it right and I don't discount them, there's plenty of propaganda in the US media, mostly anti Trump with Russia a close second. I wonder how much uranium RT got from the former administration?

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05-30-2018, 10:47 PM #7
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Imagine if Hillary became president.
05-31-2018, 09:34 PM #8
RLK Member
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(05-30-2018, 11:02 PM)Team Uzi Wrote:  
(05-30-2018, 10:47 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Imagine if Hillary became president.

She'd be the leader of the pack!




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