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Wed Jun 13th, 2012 at 11:34:54 AM EST
Denmark didn't start playing till they were 2-0 down and gradually worked it back to 2-2.
But Portugal always looked the better side and Ronaldo missed two 1 on 1 chances with the goalie, one of which was an absloute sitter even I could have scored.
so they deserved it in the end. But it sets the group up for an interesting climax next unday
keep to the Fen Causeway
Germany are the class act of the tournament so far
keep to the Fen Causeway
Robben didn't seem happy about being substituted. Marvijk may lose it.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
Now I think of it, I think I may have lost the spark since:
Particularly, for Van Marwijk as a coach.
His players play hodgepodge football, their defense is hopeless and even with the best of Europe's attackers, it hardly can be called a team.
Thus, the best team won tonight. Good for them Germans.
Of course now I need to live through a couple of days where the Dutch, aided by the media, will cling to the insane hope of winning of Portugal and scraping through by dumb luck.
The Dutch thug midfield is about the same, still uninspired. On the other hand, it is not too strange that the outcome in this heavy group hangs largely on the Portugal-Netherlands match still (as most would have predicted). If this Dutch team can play one good game, there is a chance. But of course, the habit of going into deeper problems is not recommendable.
Campaign group UK Uncut Legal Challenge has won the right to challenge HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) alleged sweetheart deal with Goldman Sachs, which the group claims allowed the bank to walk away from paying £10m in back taxes. The campaign group was in the High Court today in front of Mr Justice Simon, who agreed that the case should go to a full judicial review in spite of protests from HMRC's lawyers that this would mean endangering taxpayer confidentiality.Simon J said that it was an important issue that was in the public interest and that should be heard by the courts, according to Leigh Day & Co human rights head Richard Stein, who is representing UK Uncut
Campaign group UK Uncut Legal Challenge has won the right to challenge HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) alleged sweetheart deal with Goldman Sachs, which the group claims allowed the bank to walk away from paying £10m in back taxes.
The campaign group was in the High Court today in front of Mr Justice Simon, who agreed that the case should go to a full judicial review in spite of protests from HMRC's lawyers that this would mean endangering taxpayer confidentiality.
Simon J said that it was an important issue that was in the public interest and that should be heard by the courts, according to Leigh Day & Co human rights head Richard Stein, who is representing UK Uncut
Cutting steel magnified and slowed down.
Three parties on their way into decline, that will perhaps disappear after the forthcoming elections, have discussed our future with a gentleman that no one elected. It seems like Eugène Ionesco's Theatre of the Absurd, where the rhinos run around undisturbed on the streets to the indifference of the institutions who sip tea and make bored comments like "Casini, would you like a slice of lemon?" or "Monti, one or two sugars? Cane sugar?" "Alfano, a drop of milk?" "Bersani, what is this noise of hooves charging along? The primaries?" The noise of rhinos increases and disturbs the low-key conversation. The spread is out of control as is unemployment. The GDP is negative. Naturally tax revenue is going down. Companies are closing or fleeing. The public debt is increasing as are interest rates. Everything is within normal parameters. Phrases that have already been said and heard many times to such an extent that they are taken for granted like phrases about the weather. The endurance of the euro is under discussion. It's not just Grillo that says so. Soros is giving it three months. Christine Lagarde, Head of the IMF, is giving it even less. I was slightly optimistic. I'm not against the euro in principle, but I believe that an exit plan has to be worked out in time, just in case it's needed. No one wants to talk about it. The euro is taboo. A faith. The Government is not explaining to us the benefits of saying "yes" to the euro or of saying "no". The value of a currency reflects the value of a country's economy. It's evident that the German economy towers above the Italian economy. The Germans find themselves with a weak currency that greatly benefits exports. Italy, together with the PIGS that are getting ever more numerous, has a strong currency that is throttling it day by day. Germany is attracting European capital like a magnet. The State bonds of the PIGS are being sold in order to buy Bunds. Billions of euro are being shifted from at-risk countries into the German banks. in this chaos, 100 billion euro are being lent to the Spanish banks so they don't go bust. In reality we are lending debts created with new public bonds. In economic terms, what does it mean to lend a debt? Is there a sane person who can explain it? We are in the hyper-space of reason. The EU is out of control and the euro is a box of dynamite with a fuse that is getting ever shorter. And we are sitting on top of it. Meanwhile, outside, the rhinos are multiplying.
there's an eerie resonance between the feelings being in the usa during the reagan years and the ones here in yurp now.
...a bit like hearing depth charges going off somewhere below and waiting for the shock to burst the hull.
It's a fine line between homage, parody, and consumer opportunism. Jess Walter
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