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Hi Ash, I don’t have anything to add to your post. I’m just practicing:)
Seriously I have several Polish friends who emigrated to Canada, fine, hard working, exceptionally hospitable people. Canada scored big when they chose to come here.
Just this morning I spoke with a Greek woman who runs a restaurant in my town, a fixture on the main street for many years. I asked her for news from relatives in Greece as all her family are still there. she says they are worried, even scared. It must be difficult to get up every day nad not know what kind of future there will be. She is especially concerned about a nephew and niece with gov’t jobs. Our conversation ended with the two choices available. The old folks ( her parents ) can forgo the guarantee of a pensioned future or they came keep the pension and send the younger genereations into debt slavery. Tough go all round. I was thinking as I walked home how far the ripples of a crisis extend as in all the way from Athens to my small Ontario town. Will disposable income decline here as my neighbours send what they have back to the old countries? Interesting times…
Ta Da! With El G and Ash holding my hand I made it here. What a complex journey. I was beside myself watching Athens burn and not able to connect with good friends here for comfort. Watching the fires I suddenly wondered if the tar sands tailing ponds are flamable and if they are how long would they burn? Those ponds are mother fucker huge and growing. whoops there goes a lit match. Whoops sorry…
I was thinking that the insistence by the politicians and bankers on evermore debt could be called enticement to committ a crime or enticement to committ suicide . Looking like a perfectly legal way to committ crimes against humanity.
And what do you think of the latest float that there be a global minimum wage? How low will it go? Is that a global stipend for each and every person on the planet with a heart beat or are there other criteria:)
I hope I’ll figure out to-morrow how to get back here looking for any responses.
I know I’ll be one of the first to fall off the back of the bus, wondered when. I didn’t expect that technology would push me off the TAE bus. Didn’t envisage this new complex TAE format when I was holding my breath with excitement waiting for the new TAE. As one of the older gezzettes I guess I have to be left behind sometime.