Monthly Archives: December 2010

TEAMeurope.info: Estonia getting last ticket on Eurozone Titanic


From The European Alliance of EU-critical Movements – Estonia is Getting the Last Ticket for the Titanic: On 1 January 2011, the Republic of Estonia will adopt the Euro by abandoning its national currency, which has functioned successfully for the … Continue reading

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Jan. 2, 2011: Manx patriot Illiam Dhone commemoration


NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE 2011 ILLIAM DHOME COMMEMORATION The National Commemoration for the Manx patriot Illiam Dhone will take place on 2nd January 2011 at Hango Hill, Castletown.

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David McWilliams: Ireland should ‘Play ECB Card’


From David McWilliams – Time To Play ECB Card: Burden sharing doesn’t go far enough… The bank debt has nothing to do with us. We are already paying in negative equity, unemployment, higher taxes, lower services and emigration for our … Continue reading

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Telegraph – Citigroup: Fear Fresh Wave of Eurozone Sovereign Defaults, Bank Failures


From The Telegraph – Citigroup fears fresh wave of sovereign defaults and bank failures in eurozone: Citigroup has warned of a fresh wave of bank failures and a string of sovereign defaults in Europe unless EU leaders come up with … Continue reading

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Telegraph: If Germans Say No, Then Germany Must Go


From Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at The Telegraph – Self-righteous Germany must accept a euro-debt union or leave EMU: If Germany and its hard-money allies genuinely wish to save the euro – which is open to doubt – they should stop posturing, … Continue reading

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MarketWatch – France: Germans Should Pay Up Or Shut Up


From MarketWatch.com – New D-mark could be twice as strong: As part of Franco-German saber-rattling over the future of economic and monetary union (EMU), senior Frenchmen are saying that, if by some mischance the euro were to unravel, the Germans … Continue reading

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Spiegel: Opposition to Euro Grows… in Germany


From Spiegel Online – Opposition to the Euro Grows in Germany: Surveys show that many Germans are worried about the future of the euro, but the country’s political parties are not taking their fears seriously. The number of grassroots initiatives … Continue reading

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Spiegel / Telegraph: Ireland Needs Eurozone Holiday


From Spiegel Online – Bond Leader Pimco Sees Euro Zone in Danger: European leaders proudly announced agreement last week in efforts to save the euro. But Pimco, the world’s leading investor in sovereign bonds, says that the measures are not … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: Clinging to Euro will only prolong agony


From Spiegel Online – Top Economists Debate the Crisis ‘Clinging to the Euro Will Only Prolong the Agony’: Leading German economists Peter Bofinger and Stefan Homburg are split over the euro’s chances of survival. In a discussion moderated by SPIEGEL, … Continue reading

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The Economist: Lessons from Iceland for Ireland


A hat tip to the Peoples’ Movement for this article from The Economist (a must-read for everyone who says “thank goodness we’re not like Iceland…”) – Coming In From The Cold, Lessons from Iceland: Iceland has been tough with creditors … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas (Fairy Tale of New York)


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Apres Match: Vincent Browne vs. Brian Lenihan & Joan Burton


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Merry Christmas, Palestine


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BBC – The One Ronnie: My Blackberry is not working…


Via Slugger O’Toole…

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Niall O’Dowd: Christmas in my father’s time


From Irish Central – How Christmas was in my father’s time: The simplicity of life back in rural West Kerry around 1915 was total. I don’t want to draw a sentimental veil over the hardships, but there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Gerry Adams: Nollaig shona do gach duine


From SinnFéin.ie – Christmas and New Year message from Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams: Nollaig shona do gach duine agus bliain úr faoi mhaise daoibh go léir. I want to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a … Continue reading

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Christian Science Monitor: Next 40 Years Most Important in History


From the Christian Science Monitor – The next 40 years will be the most important in human history: Don’t underestimate the significance of China’s rise. We are living through the biggest shift in wealth, power, and prestige since the Industrial … Continue reading

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John Mauldin: Life goes on without local banks


From his Thoughts From The Frontline newsletter: … what if the Irish go to the polls in a few months and vote in a new government that repudiates the current agreement (for Irish taxpayers to back Irish bank debt that … Continue reading

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Les Echos: The Euro Discord


Via PressEurop.eu, from the French Les Echos – The Mess at the Heart of the Euro: Having stayed out of the euro, the United Kingdom has hung on to its freedom to manoeuvre and is now steadily distancing itself from … Continue reading

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Telegraph: Writing Euro’s Obituary


From Edmund Conway: Compelling as it is to believe that the eurozone could have achieved the kind of deep integration that would have come with fiscal union, I am skeptical. Even before the crisis, Europeans had rejected ever-closer union by … Continue reading

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Thoreau Report: How Many Laws Come From Brussels?


“Just under 78% of the new legislation introduced during 2008 was of EU origin.” Which makes us wonder: if the Irish Dáil has essentially been reduced to a glorified national County Council, then – Why are we paying them so … Continue reading

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Deirdre de Burca: Collusive Delegation – States against Societies


Via Feasta, from Deirdre de Burca’s speech at the 2004 Desmond Greaves Summer School – Democracy and the EU: Archibugi states : ” To succinctly describe the democratic deficit problem : policy-making functions are increasingly performed by European institutions and … Continue reading

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Centre for Economics and Business Research: Saving Euro Requires WWII Austerity for Irish


From the Daily Telegraph – Euro has ‘one in five chance’ of survival, warns CEBR: In a research paper published today, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) claims that keeping “the euro alive will require cuts in living … Continue reading

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Peter “The Great” Sutherland – Ecce Homo


Behold the man who was previously on the board of the now “troubled” Allied Irish Bank, which wrote off the substantial debts owed by the former Prime Minister, Garret FitzGerald, and other people who gambled on the stock-market, and lost; … Continue reading

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Zerohedge: Goldman Execs To Get $111 Million


Once again, Zerohedge confirms that Goldman Sachs executives are going to have a Very Merry Christmas: For those who are concerned that the head executives of the bank that does god’s work, and has repeatedly claimed it did not need … Continue reading

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