Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme, after earlier signs that a compromise was possible. Greece had sought a six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of the existing deal that comes with tough austerity conditions. However, a German finance ministry spokesman said it was “not a substantial proposal for a solution”.
If there is NOT an extension, Greek Banks will run out of cash by Monday. The ball is back in the Syriza court!
In another “you can’t see what’s in it till we pass it” The Obama Regime is going to seize control of the Internet under the auspices of “Net Neutrality”. Their excuse for the government seizing control was a battle between Netflix and Comcast.
Comcast controls the pipeline, the means for the internet signals to travel. Netflix over the past 5 years has grown to fill 30% of the pipeline. Imagine if you lived on a nice little street of about 10 houses and someone built a 1000 room Hotel on the street that was filled to capacity all the time, and they have tied the hotel into the same sewer pipe that your house uses.
Do you think this might cause a problem?
Now over the past 5 years Netflix has grown to be a 6 Billion Dollar a year Company. Comcast said OK since you’re using one third of our pipeline we want 500 Million a year or we’re going to restrict the amount of pipe you use. Netflix said go to hell and Comcast short sheeted their pipe.
The two Companies have fought about it for over a year, they finally settled on a cost to Netflix of 50 Million a year.
This however gave the Gits in the Obama Regime an angle. They can Tax and Control the Whole internet through REGULATION. Well you know if the government doesn’t regulate it Comcast or any other giant will pick on the smaller guy. Never mind that the rules of business worked and Comcast and Netflix worked it out. The Government must Control it for OUR PROTECTION.
They have proposed a Book of Regulations over 332 pages thick to PROTECT US. One thing though, NO ONE is allowed to read the Book until it is passed. You have to pass it to know what’s in it. Haven’t we heard that before?
The crisis looms ever larger as the curious cabal of communists, marxists and maoists that constitute the governing Syriza party are faced with economic reality.
The Greek government has asked for a new six-month loan agreement from its creditors, triggering an emergency meeting of Europe’s finance ministers to thrash an agreement before the February 28 deadline. Precise details of Greece’s request remain unclear, with reports suggesting the government has asked the European Central Bank to reinstate a policy to accept Greek bonds as collateral for its loans. This was removed earlier this month, forcing the country’s lenders to rely on emergency funding instead. Late on Wednesday, the ECB decided it would continue to provide vital life support for Greece’s banks.
The Greek banks are zombies. Without the Euro-funds, they would go bust overnight and everybody knows this. The only way OUT is for Greece to default and leave the Euro. However Syriza say that they are committed to staying in the Euro. So this can only end badly.
Boston area residents have been posting dozens of snow jumping videos online and the mayor is not amused.
Think before you jump. Or, don’t jump at all.
That’s the message Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told snow-bound Bostonians at a press conference Tuesday.
Apparently, some of the city’s stir-crazy, thrill-seeking residents are taking to social media with videos of them jumping out of windows into massive snowdrifts.
“I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows. It’s a foolish thing to do, and you could kill yourself,” Walsh said, according to a video of his remarks from the Boston Herald.
Boston has been pummeled by 8 feet of snow this winter, and February is already the city’s snowiest month on record.
“This isn’t Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous. And the last thing we want to do is respond to an emergency call where somebody jumped out of the window because they thought it was a funny thing to do,” Walsh said.
Today is the first day of Lent, also known as Ash Wednesday.
Many Catholics were taught as children to “give up something” for Lent. The sacrifices in Lent are really penance, in the same spirit as the Ninehvites that repented at the preaching of Jonah. Throughout our history, Christians have found prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to be an important part of repentance and renewal. Many Catholics now add something during Lent rather than giving up something, either to address personal habits that need work or to add some outreach to others in need.
It is not necessary to “give up something” but it would be a tragedy to do nothing.
Is there anything that you want to repent, or give penance for?
ISIS morality police attacked a young Syrian woman dressed in a full burkha and face veil – because they thought her eyes were too exposed. The Al-Merced NGO said the woman was arrested in Albuhamal, in the east of the country, along with two men who tried to protect her. The charity also claimed women living in Mosul who offended the militant group’s strict dress code were being beaten by iron rods.
I find it remarkable that these savages in ISIS and elsewhere in the Islamic world treat women SO badly and yet the Sisterhood and the liberal MSM appear relatively unconcerned as they focus on the big issues such as man spreading. Yup.
A Saudi Sheikh, Bandar al-Khaibari, answering questions from students at a university in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, told his audience the Earth is “stationary and does not move”. To prove his point, Mr Khaibari launched into a convoluted effort to explain his theory using the example of an airplane flying to China.
“If we leave Sharjah airport on an international flight to China… the Earth is rotating, right?” he asked sarcastically. “So, if the plane stops still on air, wouldn’t China be coming towards it? True or not?” “If the Earth rotates on the other direction, the plane will not be able to reach China, because China is also rotating as the plane rotates.”
It’s always useful to have a good memory. When Bulgaria and Romania had working restrictions on citizens of both countries lifted on 1 January 2014, this was the sort of headline we were reading in February 2014.
Well, now the floodgates have been opened in Britain and seven other EU Member States for almost two months, and a recent survey of airlines and coach companies operating between the UK and Romania and Bulgaria has found no change in the numbers coming from either country. In fact, Romanians and Bulgarian migrants tend to prefer other EU countries to Britain; with 96 per cent of Romanian migrants choosing destinations other than the UK.
“The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has risen by 15% year-on-year, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show. In the last three months of 2014 there were 172,000 people from the two eastern European countries working in the UK.”
Naturally this does not include the battalions who do not work but who are still here. Like these…
The MSM play fast and loose with the facts and they try to BURY a story before it becomes more discernible to the public. I recall being on BBC London about a year ago and being asked for a figure of Bulgarians and Romanians that I thought would come here. I said 200,000, and I was derided for it. I take no satisfaction for having being proven right but I am keen to let you know the tsunami did come and continues. Still, sing “Ode to joy” and never mind the facts…
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