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    Galbally's extraordinary Irish recession diary

    Right, it has been a while, but better late than never, and in spite of popular non-demand; I have decided its important for my mental sanity to start a brief and painful "questions-and-answers" thread about my country (Ireland's) total economic melt-down.

    You may have heard of this, you may not, but in any case feel free to ask me questions you may have on this and how we are coping with our new international status as the real party people of global finance.

    So if you want to know what our Prime Minister really gets up to at 4am in the bar, or what our funny-sounding political parties do for a living, fire away, I am all ears. Mostly as the IMF have taken everything else away.

    I am also available, as ever, for discussing certain food recipies, issues related to chemistry, music criticism, and those ever tricky marital problems (but only juicy bedroom stuff please, no boring things about financial responsibility etc).

    I am unfortunately quite busy with my work at the moment, but I will try to bunk off as much as I possibly can to answer your inane questions about my ridiculous country and its current financial woes.

    So, I might not be able to answer things particularly promptly, but I promise I will, and no honest inquiry will be ignored, but (instead) will be met with world-class obsfucation, political blather, and petty insults.

    I will tell you, that watching young men walking around town this evening in short-sleeved shirts in temperatures of minus 7 degrees centigrade does not inspire me with hope for the future of the land, but, be that as it may, we carry on regardless, after all, we are Irish.
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    I'm pleased just reading one of your posts. Welcome back, its good to see you.
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    Dr. G so good to see you back. I wondered if your Countries situation would bring you back to the garden for discussion.
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    89 billion bailout agreed to - is that in euros?
    I expressly forbid the use of any of my posts anywhere outside of FG (with the exception of the incredibly witty 'get a room already' )posted recently.
    Folks who'd like to copy my intellectual work should expect to pay me for it.

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    Have you started designing your IMF protest sign yet? Lots of good photo ops available in the near future if you've got one of those.

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    Gerry Adams in the Dublin parliament in three months' time?

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    Welcome back. Nothing unfortunate about being busy with work. Not being busy is altogether worse.

    Iceland had the right idea. tell the bankers to Fook off and refuse to bail out property speculators and the like who were quite happy to rake in all the money in the good times. None of the bank directors have been held accountable for any of this yet because of them ordinary people are going to be going bankrupt and losing their homes. A plague on all their houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I'm pleased just reading one of your posts. Welcome back, its good to see you.
    Upon seeing your reply I realized that I am also pleased to see you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARLA View Post
    Dr. G so good to see you back. I wondered if your Countries situation bring you back to the garden for discussion.
    Thank you Carla. Clearly you were entirely correct in that assessment.
    "We are never so happy, never so unhappy, as we imagine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flopstock View Post
    89 billion bailout agreed to - is that in euros?
    Yes it is, our government did try to ask for the bailout to be paid in a currency that Irish people would have more faith in, but apparently the Germans were against giving us 21.8 billion cans of Heineken, and 23.6 Billion cans of Draft Guinness at current market rates.

    A mistake in my opinion, but then I'm not an economist.
    "We are never so happy, never so unhappy, as we imagine"

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    "A smack in the face settles all arguments, then you can move on kid."

    My dad 1986.

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