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    Default Quit the EU and join the US: Michael Soden

    Michael Soden has committed modern day heresay in his new book in arguing that Ireland should not only leave the EU, but join the United States. The Blackrock Clinic will be full of Irish Times stalwarts with heart palputations and breaking out in cold sweats.
    Soden: Let's quit EU and join US - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

    And further heresay in the paper arguing that we should leave the Euro.
    Leaving the euro might well be our 'least bad' option - Business, Frontpage - Independent.ie

    Now, how about a Lisbon 3 Referendum?

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    I guess the US has better Hooker sites than the EU.

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    Will we still have to work 5 1/2 days a week to pay for this clown's various sinecures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodbody View Post
    I guess the US has better Hooker sites than the EU.
    Oooh, nasty.....playing the man rather than the ball......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Oooh, nasty.....playing the man rather than the ball......
    Soden appears to have two parts of his brain that don't talk to each other. On the VB show a while back, he said he did not believe that single mothers should receive aid for their bad moral choices. This from a man fired from BoI for accessing porno sites on his work computer.

    Now he is pretending that he had nothing to do with BoI's catastrophic decisions while he was chairman.

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    I'd love it.The tossers in RTE would soon know about it.400 grand for a few hours a week? I think not. Can you buy an RPG launcher stateside? What about flame throwers?
    Last edited by sue flanker; 24th October 2010 at 11:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodbody View Post
    Soden appears to have two parts of his brain that don't talk to each other. On the VB show a while back, he said he did not believe that single mothers should receive aid for their bad moral choices. This from a man fired from BoI for accessing porno sites on his work computer.

    Now he is pretending that he had nothing to do with BoI's catastrophic decisions while he was chairman.
    He left in 2005 IIRC and it was only after he left that BoI got into crazy lending. The only reason BoI is still solvent is that at least up to 2005 under his stewardship it did not get into speculative property lending and was well behind Anglo and AIB in that game when the bust occurred.

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    To address his point about joining the US, well the US would not want us. Post-Bush, the US has become much more nationalistic and inward looking. It only looks outside the US in terms of access to oil, access to cash from China, looking for terrorists and defending Israel. That is all. Ireland is considered a cutesy place to get drunk in for a week, but no more than that.

    The comparisons with Norway and Switzerland don't stack up. Norway has a Trillion Dollar Sovereign Wealth Fund and vast oil reserves. Switzerland is a world leader in banking and pharmaceuticals. Ireland has a few factories built by foreign companies, and Twink.

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    Leave the EU yes but join the US? Bloody fool. Was 1916 in vain? It would be if we left one colonial master to join another one.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    Oooh, nasty.....playing the man rather than the ball......
    Whats wrong with that? Much better fun playing the man and not the ball.

    He was accessing restricted sites whilst at work. His judgment is suspect.

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