Forum Settings
       
« Previous 1 2
Reply To Thread

The other reason austerity measures don't workFollow

#1 Feb 07 2013 at 11:33 AM Rating: Excellent
Needs More Smut
******
21,262 posts
So, as part of their bailout, the Greek government was told it needed to privatize a lot of its government owned stuff. Everything from banks to the national lottery had to go on the auction block, to the highest bidder, as part of the IMF's requirements for the loans.

The problem is, no one wants to buy. No one in the EU or Greece itself, anyway. China and Russia are all over it, however, and that has the rest of the EU eyeing the sales warily.

I wonder, though, who did the IMF think was going to try to buy the stuff they Greeks were supposed to get rid of? Venture capitalists from Silicon Valley? Bill Gates? Angela Merkel?

____________________________
FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck: Retired December 2014
Thayos wrote:
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

FFXIV: Katarh Mest and Taprara Rara on Lamia Server - Member of The Swarm
Curator of the XIV Wallpapers Tumblr and the XIV Fashion Tumblr
#2 Feb 07 2013 at 11:42 AM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
Greece is such a mess no one wants to buy any of it? Smiley: dubious

I'm shocked.
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#3 Feb 07 2013 at 11:46 AM Rating: Excellent
******
49,831 posts
I guess my main question is how big was the "Garage Sale" sign, and if they used balloons and streamers.

I guess it would be a ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ, huh. And no, not accurate at all.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 12:52pm by lolgaxe
____________________________
George Carlin wrote:
I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
#4 Feb 07 2013 at 12:04 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
lolgaxe wrote:
ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ

My old fraternity!
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#5 Feb 07 2013 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
****
6,471 posts
Jophiel wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ

My old fraternity!


ΓΑΡΑΓΕ ΣΑΛΕ = RAPARE EAVE = Raper Eve? Hmm...

#6 Feb 07 2013 at 12:49 PM Rating: Excellent
Will swallow your soul
******
29,244 posts
Clearly it says "reaper eave", which means "deadly overhang", which translates to "killer hangover". It's so OBVIOUS.
____________________________
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

#7 Feb 07 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
Liberal Conspiracy
*******
TILT
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.
____________________________
Belkira wrote:
Wow. Regular ol' Joph fan club in here.
#8 Feb 07 2013 at 1:55 PM Rating: Excellent
******
27,272 posts
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.
____________________________
Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#9 Feb 07 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
Annoying Ass
ZAM Administrator
Avatar
*****
12,049 posts
Jophiel wrote:
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.

But I would! Smiley: sly

(Yeah, he rated you up)
____________________________
Retired News Writer for the ZAM Network
WoW - Aureliano the Insane - level 90 Druid on Sen'Jin
Nanaoki - level 90 Mage on Sen'Jin
#10 Feb 07 2013 at 2:20 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.

On the other hand having Zam assume that every random thought that pops into your head is excellent is its own giddy thrill. Smiley: grin

Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#11 Feb 07 2013 at 2:33 PM Rating: Excellent
******
27,272 posts
You could just rate up everything I post. Just in case I rated you up.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 9:34pm by Aethien
____________________________
Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#12 Feb 07 2013 at 2:35 PM Rating: Excellent
someproteinguy wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.

On the other hand having Zam assume that every random thought that pops into your head is excellent is its own giddy thrill. Smiley: grin

Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown

Zam thinks all your posts are excellent+

Seriously you've gotten too many rateups.
____________________________
01001001 00100000 01001100 01001001 01001011 01000101 00100000 01000011 01000001 01001011 01000101
You'll always be stupid, you'll just be stupid with more information in your brain
Forum FAQ
#13 Feb 07 2013 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
****
6,471 posts
LockeColeMA wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.

But I would! Smiley: sly

(Yeah, he rated you up)


I'm livid that Samira got a perfunctory and superfluous rate-up for piggy-backing on my joke, while I got bupkis.

Not that I'm unused to going unappreciated for my contributions. I mean, I'm worth at least 2.6 someproteinguys. Where'd he get his Guruship, eh? Probably some game-specific forum, I bet, where they give 'em out like they're nothing.

Smiley: bah

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 3:38pm by Eske
#14 Feb 07 2013 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
Supreme Lionator
*****
14,174 posts
Jophiel wrote:
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.


Any time I want to rate either of you guys up, I just rate gbaji down instead.
____________________________
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
#15 Feb 07 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
You could just rate up everything I post. Just in case I rated you up.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 9:34pm by Aethien


Sometimes I do, other times I don't. I'd like to do it more, but it took be a while to get used to you being green, and I'm not sure I'm ready for red yet. Smiley: frown

Sir Xsarus wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.

On the other hand having Zam assume that every random thought that pops into your head is excellent is its own giddy thrill. Smiley: grin

Does make it hard to reciprocate the good will though. Smiley: frown

Zam thinks all your posts are excellent+

Seriously you've gotten too many rateups.


What comes after guru anyway? You know since we have more than 4 stars now, why not just break down another barrier? Smiley: wink
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#16 Feb 07 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Excellent
Encyclopedia
******
34,982 posts
Kavekk wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.


Any time I want to rate either of you guys up, I just rate gbaji down instead.


Haha. That's... wait a minute! Smiley: motz
____________________________
King Nobby wrote:
More words please
#17 Feb 07 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Excellent
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
Avatar
****
9,345 posts
Kavekk wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
You wouldn't know it by sight but I rated you up.
Any time I want to rate either of you guys up, I just rate gbaji down instead.
Weird. When I feel like rating gbaji down, I rate up someone else instead.
____________________________
Jophiel wrote:
Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#18 Feb 07 2013 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
Avatar
*****
12,280 posts
someproteinguy wrote:
What comes after guru anyway? You know since we have more than 4 stars now, why not just break down another barrier? Smiley: wink


Dalai Lama I believe.
____________________________
Shaowstrike (Retired - FFXI)
91PUP/BLM 86SMN/BST 76DRK
Cooking/Fishing 100


"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
— James D. Nicoll
#19 Feb 07 2013 at 3:05 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
Eske Esquire wrote:
I mean, I'm worth at least 2.6 someproteinguys. Where'd he get his Guruship, eh? Probably some game-specific forum, I bet, where they give 'em out like they're nothing.


WoW hunter forum. So basically you can blame Xsarus and Aethien for it. Smiley: wink

Also, a lot of people who aren't here anymore. Now that I suddenly have the urge to look back... Smiley: frown


Edited, Feb 7th 2013 1:10pm by someproteinguy
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#20 Feb 07 2013 at 3:11 PM Rating: Good
******
27,272 posts
Did you really? ****... I don't think I remember anything from before the BDT anymore.
____________________________
Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#21 Feb 07 2013 at 3:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
Smiley: lol

Olde. Smiley: wink

Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 1:24pm by someproteinguy
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#22 Feb 07 2013 at 4:11 PM Rating: Good
Unforkgettable
*****
13,251 posts
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.
Some days I truly yearn to be an Excellent Guru, but perhaps being a Good Guru is the best of both worlds.
____________________________
Banh
#23 Feb 07 2013 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
******
27,272 posts
someproteinguy wrote:
Olde. Smiley: wink
Nah, alcohol more like.

Quote:
Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.
I don't think I ever downvoted people much in there, still, good times eh?


Edit: Holy crap, I just noticed that you have 6k posts Protein. How the bloody **** did you do that? I thought you had like, 2k or something.

Edited, Feb 7th 2013 11:14pm by Aethien
____________________________
Theophany wrote:
YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#24 Feb 07 2013 at 4:25 PM Rating: Excellent
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
Avatar
****
9,345 posts
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Edit: Holy crap, I just noticed that you have 6k posts Protein. How the bloody **** did you do that? I thought you had like, 2k or something.
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
____________________________
Jophiel wrote:
Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.
#25 Feb 07 2013 at 4:29 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
Spoonless wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
The fate of those with a default Excellent rating is truly harsh. Having reached the pinnacles of karma they will now never again know the sweet satisfaction of a rate up.
Some days I truly yearn to be an Excellent Guru, but perhaps being a Good Guru is the best of both worlds.


$10 or I karma camp your green arrow until you're default excellent.

One of us, one of us...

His Excellency Aethien wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:
Olde. Smiley: wink
Nah, alcohol more like.

Quote:
Yeah found it funny/ironic people complained about the down-rates in there. Smiley: oyvey By the time I moved to the druid forum I was already one of those low posts count guru things.
I don't think I ever downvoted people much in there, still, good times eh?


That's how I remember it. You rarely downrated people, more likely just called them #$%^ing idiots or some variety thereof (I don't remember you being nearly as bad as Theo though). People then got grumpy and lashed out, which led to karma bombing.

It was entertaining to watch.
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
#26 Feb 07 2013 at 4:30 PM Rating: Excellent
Meat Popsicle
*****
13,407 posts
Friar Bijou wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Edit: Holy crap, I just noticed that you have 6k posts Protein. How the bloody **** did you do that? I thought you had like, 2k or something.
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam
Smiley: spam


Smiley: drool
____________________________
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover
« Previous 1 2
Reply To Thread

Colors Smileys Quote OriginalQuote Checked Help

 

Recent Visitors: 1 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (1)