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    Libero Libero is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by mollox View Post
    No, you're right the first time - we could recycle the Millenium Clock.

    But instead of submerging it in the Liffey, this time we could float it on the surface - supported on pontoons fashioned from the e-voting machines.
    No, it should hang in the sky above us all, like the alien mothership in Independence Day.
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    Numbers I can't even fathom. Can some put this in material terms? e.g. would this be like the value of Canada or the moon or something. Brilliant though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimBuckII View Post
    Numbers I can't even fathom. Can some put this in material terms? e.g. would this be like the value of Canada or the moon or something. Brilliant though.
    IRELAND will spend €5.2 billion – 16% of all tax collected – on servicing a record national debt of €116 billion in 2010, as the country pays interest rates of almost 6% to fund Government spending

    16% of tax take to service Irish debt in 2010 | Irish Examiner

    Options: IMF/EU, Default, Debt slave monkeys
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertarian-right View Post
    IRELAND will spend 5.2 billion 16% of all tax collected on servicing a record national debt of 116 billion in 2010, as the country pays interest rates of almost 6% to fund Government spending

    16% of tax take to service Irish debt in 2010 | Irish Examiner

    Options: IMF/EU, Default, Debt slave monkeys
    Can Bono not just get it canceled in a few years time?
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    This clock should be put on the p.ie front page.
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    I wonder if the creator had the foresight for it to handle 12 digits............
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    Quote Originally Posted by He3 View Post
    This clock should be put on the p.ie front page.
    And stick this up next to it

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    Nice to see a useful spin off of the idea....but will we turn this off if it reverses - easy to demotivate people, more difficult to keep them motivated....

    NYC: National Debt Clock on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    the only way it would reverse if it was an actual debt clock, and cullen was put in charge of tender to get the clock, then it would go backwards alright...
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    Repudiate the national debt. Burn the creditors and start again from scratch. Nobody will thenceforth lend to us which will be a good thing. Governments should not be permitted to borrow anyway. Borrowing is only deferred taxation.
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