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I'm not sure, in terms of the current economic meltdown, that there is such a thing as Germany, or Spain

Well, of course, Germany or Spain stand for the powers that be. We people are just innocent bystanders.

Sort of like the ants in The Third Man

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 07:51:09 AM EST
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thanks for that, Migs. always a pleasure to have great artists put the "scenes" in perspective.

(paraphrasing: with all the intrigue and murder under the Borgias, they still had Michelangelo et. al. and what did we get from 500 years of peace and democracy in Switzerland? the cuckoo clock.  How convenient they left out the Swiss banks.)

Ants or not, when the big boys have a shoot-out at the OK Corral, we can't ever be sure of what's happening.

Though we agree, it ain't gonna be pretty.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Jun 20th, 2010 at 08:06:25 AM EST
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