EUROland is celebrating 10 years of - YES! - the Euro!
I am used to hearing b...s..., but that's setting a new record:
Europe builds bridges... and inspires hope... it also has a common currency, the Euro, our money!
The first twelve to introduce the Euro banknotes and coins in 2002 were Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland...
... all of which are now tumbling in different levels of bankruptcy!
One advantage is that there is no need to exchange money when travelling within the Euro area.
True: having cut into education for many years would now make it virtually impossible to calculate a cost of a beer in Spanish Peseta for anybody used to the Pound; sorry, I meant to say: the Euro.
Over the past decade the Single Currency has become a symbol of integration and co-operation and the Euro banknotes and coins have become part of our daily lives. Despite the challenges currently faced by Europe as well as the rest of the world the people of the Euro area can rest assured that the European Central Bank will remain faithful to its mandate of maintaining price stability.
This is a joke, is it it? The decade's best joke. Listen yourself, I guess we all paid for that brilliant marketing BS!!
It reminds me very much of this Gentleman and his reassurance to the World, whereas nobody would want to build a wall...:
It is terribly unreal this world; but then this is reality:
That shows UK's oil production curve in a severe decrease. It suggests the UK is saving for later or it is peak UK oil... More on this you will find here (in German).
And, as I have had no time to blog being heavily involved in PassivHaus(ing) here is something to laugh, even though it might be an old joke but more importantly be very sad:
On a recent trip to the United States, Tony Blair, Ex-Prime Minister of the UK, addressed a major gathering of Native American Indians. He spoke for almost an hour on his plans for a Carbon Trading Tax for the UK and Europe At the conclusion of his speech, the crowd presented him with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - Walking Eagle.
A very chuffed Tony then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later asked one of the Indians how they came to select the new name given to Tony Blair. They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit...
...that it can no longer fly.
Tell me, please, who of those eagles working for us, our future and themselves still fly? And, is there an Eagle in the walking Euro?
Apropos Tony, the Blair, here ...
is more on him, and here on him and his best pal! Oh, if you think I don't like him; that's really giving the facts no justice.