WilliB's past comments

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    WilliB

    ...and they will get what they want. Obama will cave, as usual, and help Irans nuclear bomb program along.

    Posted in: Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

  • 5

    WilliB

    It is amazing to see the hysterical, often racist, anti-Greek rants in the media, including the readers sections these days. (And their counterpart in the Greek media).

    Those of us who remember Europe before the introduction of the Euro know that none of this hatred existed before the common currency.

    Euro politicians should look at the result of their misguided project, which was predicted by the Euro critics before the Euro introduction, and be ashamed.

    Posted in: Germany, France press Greece to make credible proposals

  • 2

    WilliB

    In typical EU fashion, EU politicos do not take "No" for an answer. They just take "No" as "lets repeat the question until you say yes". That is how countries like Holland, Denmark, and Ireland, who actually had referenda about EU membership actually got in. And yes, once they get the "correct" answer, there is no question any more.

    Posted in: Germany, France press Greece to make credible proposals

  • 0

    WilliB

    " Ankara also fears that the growing power of Kurdish forces there will embolden Turkey’s 15-million strong Kurdish minority. "

    ...and that little sentence contains the dirty secret in Erdogans much lauded Syria invasion plan.

    Of course he could defeat ISIS; but that is not the plan. He wants to stop the Kurds; in effect aiding ISIS:

    Alas, I am not betting on that our brilliant leaders and journalists understand that.

    Posted in: Turkey summons commanders to discuss Syria intervention

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    WilliB

    " growing number of international ANA passengers. "

    International? No, muslim. "International" travellers do not need halal. And those who think god only wants them to eat animals killed by cutting their throat, facing to mekka, and to islamic prayers can always eat vegetarian... no fatwah against that.

    If ANA wants to go down the road of dhimmitude, what is next? Veiled flight attentents? Their bare skin and and make-up is most certainly haram.

    It is disheartening reading stories like this.

    Posted in: ANA offers expanded halal-certified in-flight menu

  • 1

    WilliB

    Both the perp and the girl (if alive) would look completely different today.

    Posted in: Police appeal for help to solve 1996 abduction of 4-year-old girl

  • 2

    WilliB

    Hurray for Greece!! Shake off the chains. Now, take the next logical step and use Drachmas.

    The absolute worst that can happen now is that Schaeuble, Draghe, and the other EU political boneheads supply more Euro loans to Greece in spite of the "No" vote. That would be the end of any remnant of political legitimacy for them.

    Posted in: Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote

  • 3

    WilliB

    For once, the local constabulary did a good job. Well done!

    Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 11-year-old girl in Nara

  • 4

    WilliB

    It is impossible to predict the exact outcome of either Yes or No, because both depend on the follow-up actions of the players involved. But ONLY the "No" vote offers a chance for solving the problem, if it is followed by a return to the Drachma.

    Hans Werner Sinn, head of the IFO, suggests the option of a temporary Grexit in "The Euro Trap":

    http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198702139.do

    Posted in: Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote means

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    WilliB

    Obama, Cameron, et all supported the "Arab Spring" aka Islamist uprising in Tunesia, foolishly believe that every mob protesting against a secular dictator in a muslim Arab country represents a bunch wonderful liberal humanitarians that we should support. Now, we are looking at the result of Obamas stupid actions in Tunesia, Libya, and Syria. (Egypt, to its credit, was able to reverse the islamist takeover).

    The dead in this Tunisia jihadi attack are directly attributable to Obamas policy in the region. Will we hear an apology?

    Posted in: Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack

  • 0

    WilliB

    ChopChop:

    " This guy Alexis Tsipras is coward. He doesn't want to take responsible if Greek exited from EU or cutting Pension. So he goes for bill out referendum instead of deciding on bill out condition. Greek peoples have elected him to sort out country problems but he turns to peoples to decide it. "

    No, he is an expert in game theory, and right now it looks like he is winning. He puts pressure on the EU politicians to cut Greek debt (and in effect make Germany pay Goldman Sachs et all for the loans that Greek took), and still stay in the Euro, meaning that the same game continues and next year we are back to where we are now, only with a vastly highter Greek debt, which then once again will have to be paid by Germany, and so on.

    He correctly states that the solution to the problem (a Greek Euro exit) would be painfull, and of course the Greek electorate would be prefer to be paid in Euros rather than in weak Drachmas. But the European politicians are scared of a Greek exit, because it would demonstrate to everyone that there is life after the Euro, so regardless of "Yes" or "No" it looks ever more likely that Greece will stay in the Euro, and its debt will be transferred to the Northern countries.

    In effect, he is playing chicken with Merkel et al, and winning.

    The only players who are smiling from ear to ear are the big financial institutions.

    And all of this was predicted to a tee by the early Euro critics.

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

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    WilliB

    I hope they don´t overreact and throw the baby out with the bathwater. Baggage checks for every shinkansen ride would be an incredible hassle. Yes, this accident does point to one safety flaw, so that should be addressed. A system of batteries that supplies power for airconditioning for 20 minutes or so if overhead power is cut off can not be that hard to design, can it?

    Posted in: Fatal fire on airtight bullet train exposes lapses

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    WilliB

    Scrote:

    " The alternative is to issue a new currency and carry on as before with tax avoidance and extravagant spending. Which will Tsipras choose? "

    A new currency of course, which would give Greece an economy back immediately. And yes, the bankers would take their haircut, which is why they Euro politcians are so despearately trying to influence the vote in favour of "yes".

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

  • 0

    WilliB

    Gaijin Dailleult:

    " Greece's problems were not caused by the public sector. They were caused by foolishly joining the Euro and giving up their ability to control their currency and interest rates and devalue their currency. "

    I´d give you a thousand thumbs up if I could. Why do so many people studiously ignore this basic point? And in addition, ignore that fact EXACTLY this situation was predicted by all the early Euro critics already before the Euro introduction 15 years ago.

    Everybody with their eyes open could see the train wreck at the end, but politicians and banker chose to ignore it (and still do). What is this... collective blindness?

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

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    WilliB

    UNESCO can cackle all they want, but non-islamic relics are destroyed all over the islamic world, which is growing rapidly. So cry us a river, UNESCO fools.

    Posted in: UNESCO condemns IS destruction of Syria's Palmyra antiquities

  • 1

    WilliB

    Those things look ugly.

    Posted in: Samurai burgers

  • -1

    WilliB

    NO = freedom YES = slavery

    unsurprisingly, the unelected Euro and IMF politicians are pressuring for YES.

    Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

  • -1

    WilliB

    Hawkeye:

    " Before human beings discovered drinking the mammary secretions of animals that are constantly lactating, how did we survive? milk is good for cream, cheese and yogurt products but to drink t by itself is not so tasty. "

    ...unless you are a baby cow, that is!

    Posted in: City in Niigata drops milk from school lunches

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    WilliB

    Nobody needs to drink milk. Dropping it won´t hurt anyone.

    Posted in: City in Niigata drops milk from school lunches

  • 0

    WilliB

    Completely meaningless. He goes to paradise, and plenty of other line up to take his place.

    Obama still thinks he address this with some high-tech pinprics, while ignoring the ideology.

    Posted in: U.S. says drone strike kills senior Islamic State leader

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