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Dark times in Cyprus, are we next?


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 20 March 2013 - 09:28 PM, said:

I would sleep just fine with gold bars under my mattress
try a cobblestone, is cheaper and just as uncomfortable.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:26 AM

View Poststevewinn, on 20 March 2013 - 09:17 PM, said:

in that news piece it also says - Germany has said banks in Cyprus may never reopen if a bailout is not agreed.

if your going on holiday to Cyprus the hoteliers are asking tourists to not pay by credit cards or bank transfers. but cash. the way things are going they'll only be excepting gold nuggets and bars. :gun:
That will be different, most places frown at cash here.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

View PostRender, on 19 March 2013 - 08:53 PM, said:

They trully handled this in the stupidest way possible.

"Crisis time..we need to prevent a huge banking collapse, what can we do? Oh i know, let's scare the entire population into taking away all their money from the banks"
What the hell?
Im curious to see the after effects thursday and friday. I don't think the population will reason "it was just a scare, lets all leave our money on the banks" ... i think it will be more along the lines off "they'll find another way to screw us over, best to take as much money from our account as we can."

I could be wrong, but they only enlarged the problem and the crisis with that.

And these folks are not dumb. They know full well this will make a insane bank run across the EU. Especialy in Italy  Spain, ect ect. This is the begining of the intentional collapse

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

View Postbmk1245, on 20 March 2013 - 08:09 PM, said:

Just one example:
(link)
Thats the commitment, kudos Koreans.
We had similar campaign in 1990, not that it brought magic results, still, it showed unity of the nation in difficult times.
Cypriots just stuck to their money: "Oh boy, I have 100000, and I'll starve to death, if someone will take 10000/5000" (looks much, but how many honest and hard working people had 100000+ on their accounts?). And up to 20000 Euros wouldn't be subjected to the levy (with last proposal)...


Are you freakin kidding me?????????????????????????????????????

This is bank robbery plan and simple. SK must have a bunch of idiots, but at least they had a choice. These people who thought thier money was in safe hands are now having thier money stolen, and if they dont go along, they are threatening them with taking everything they have. All the while paying thier top guys HUGE bonuses. The bankers should be arrested, and given 25 to life. Same as any bank robber. It is not the peoples fault that the banks are so corupted that they now have to resort to stealing money to survive. All the while knowing that this is going to create a wave that will ripple across the entire world. This is nothing short of pure evil.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Well, looks like the Russian Mafia is going to buy Cyprus and clear their dept.  Either way the people of Cyprus loose out.

But some still wonder why the UK want out of Europe. One corrupt government stealing from us is enough thanks :P

Edited by Finity, 21 March 2013 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:32 PM

They are now after the pensions.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

Banks are closed indefinately right now. How many would be screwed if all the banks here just closed for over a week and indefinately? All we'd have left is plastic.

Edited by -Mr_Fess-, 22 March 2013 - 02:20 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:30 AM

View Postpreacherman76, on 21 March 2013 - 12:47 PM, said:

Are you freakin kidding me?????????????????????????????????????

This is bank robbery plan and simple. SK must have a bunch of idiots, but at least they had a choice. These people who thought thier money was in safe hands are now having thier money stolen, and if they dont go along, they are threatening them with taking everything they have. All the while paying thier top guys HUGE bonuses. The bankers should be arrested, and given 25 to life. Same as any bank robber. It is not the peoples fault that the banks are so corupted that they now have to resort to stealing money to survive. All the while knowing that this is going to create a wave that will ripple across the entire world. This is nothing short of pure evil.
Ah, getting richer (bigger salaries, higher profits) wasn't a problem exploiting the same system that led to this mess, no questions were asked... I bet that through the years they made more than one time levy proposed now.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

You guys in europe do know that if they can get away with taking the bank accounts and pensions in this little country, your next.  Then they will try it in the usa.

Socalism at its greatist.

Edited by danielost, 22 March 2013 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

View Postpreacherman76, on 21 March 2013 - 11:34 AM, said:

And these folks are not dumb. They know full well this will make a insane bank run across the EU. Especialy in Italy  Spain, ect ect. This is the begining of the intentional collapse

That's taking it a bit too far for me. There's no collapse planned, only a strengthening.
How they thought that pushing to such an extreme was a good idea, escapes me.

But as far as i've read i haven't seen that the EU wanted Cyprus to touch the money of people with less than 100 000 euroos on their account. THey meant to zone in on all the foreign capital. Cyprus' banking system lives of foreign capital but needs to learn a way to function on its own.
So was it Cyprus that orchestrated this panic to get some mercy in the end? I don't know. Maybe I just haven't read it all yet.

And i think tha'ts the answer to it all, they just don;t know. Nobody knows what to do because there isn't a handbook for this. It's just rolling with the punches and there will always be a new problem where everyone can freak out over. Last year Greece, now this. Whatever. Fast forward 5 years and we'll be in a better place.

Edited by Render, 22 March 2013 - 02:40 PM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

View Postdanielost, on 22 March 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

You guys in europe do know that if they can get away with taking the bank accounts and pensions in this little country, your next.  Then they will try it in the usa.

Socalism at its greatist.

There's no reason to do it anywhere else.
Plans have already been established for other places.

The situation in Cyprus is extremely dire, which made the proposal possible. It's not that easy to try it anywhere else.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

View Postdanielost, on 22 March 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

You guys in europe do know that if they can get away with taking the bank accounts and pensions in this little country, your next.  Then they will try it in the usa.
[...]
Really? Our government, for example, recently "stopped" two banks when suspicious activity was spotted... And our government is not least corrupt, by far...


View Postdanielost, on 22 March 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

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Socalism at its greatist.
How is that socialism? Its choosing between bad, worse, and worst. And proposed levy not being worst. But, hey, if Cyprus will find other better way(s), kudos to them.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:45 PM

Cyprus has a lot of natural gas and the Russians would love to delay its coming to market.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 22 March 2013 - 02:45 PM, said:

Cyprus has a lot of natural gas and the Russians would love to delay its coming to market.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100579091

It's not the Russians,Turkey are more of an issue.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

I know about the Turks; I was just making a snide comment on why the Russians might want to bribe the Cypriots out of their troubles.





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