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Greece ponders German war reparations

Discussion in 'The Stump' started by O.M.A., Apr 15, 2013.

  1. O.M.A.

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    Hmm , maybe they should try with the Troyens too , a bit older but , who knows.....
     
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    Desperate is as desperate does...
     
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    I want reparations from Canada for that whole 1812 thing.
     
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    Is it that bad over there?
     
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    I guess this is their way of begging for another German-led bailout.

    FROM Canada? You surely mean "reparations TO Canada". You fellows lost that one, you know ;).
     
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    Well, it's worth remembering that in 1922 the Greek government successfully sued Germany for reparations for the damage caused during their bombing on the Salonika Front in WWI...

    So there IS an established precedent there, after all... ;)
     
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    Did we? My I always thought it ended in a stalemate. No territorial changes and Britain ceased its depredations against US merchant shipping and impressment of US sailors.
     
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    And the ass-wooping dished out in New Orleans (after the war of course) would have improved our negoting position at Ghent if the British would have stalled at the peace talks a little more.
     
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    If we're talking about the American attacks into Upper and Lower Canada, according to most Canadians, we won. According to most Americans, it was a draw. Right now we're in the midst of War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations, and this is a big deal for many people. Last summer, one radio station was proudly boasting about how 'we beat the Americans in 1814".

    We've got to have our fun, you know!
     
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    If one party invades another, is pushed back, and the war ends with everything back as it was before, that's a win for the defender.

    The British made no concessions on impressment or other maritime issues; these simply ceased to be issues with the end of the Napoleonic wars.
     
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    Whatever. I'd suggest that Ottawa either sends a big fat check, or we could get nasty and force you to take Detroit back! Huh? Huh?
     
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    Oh....get lost....I seem to remember you lot still owe us for a few tea bags....Lets not get into repatriations of old...or the British will be bankrupted again....
     
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    We should all forgive. Just last summer I was seething mad at the Chinese when I learned the sweet and sour at Panda Express wasn't real panda meat. I was going to sue them for reparations, but my attorney advised me not to, then billed me $450.
     
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    You're letting the bears get to you mate...got to let it go....All bears are not alike....Panda's obviously are sweet and cuddly creatures...You aint got to go thru life eating bears..If a dog had gone for you...you'd have to move to Korea....Wander if that will get me banned...
     
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    That's what my attorney said. I'm not even sure he's really an attorney. He hangs out in the alley next to the liquor store. It works out the same way - I ask a question and after he answers it, he demands money.
     
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    are you it's even a real liquor store? It is said pandas buy booze there , they fight all the time and I even saw one with a black eye. Ok back to Greece now gentelmen.
     
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    I think A58 asked is it really that bad in Greece these days...Seems it is...Maybe they need those repirations...I suppose you could cite the time limits as acceptable if not more of an argument on the moral question of reperations as a whole...After all Swiss bankis are still paying out on estates from ww2 families wiped out in holocaust etc...

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/100651076
     
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    Yes, but the Swiss are only making the payments out of all the interest accrued on all that gold the Germans deposited in their banks during the war. The principal is still there. Business is business they say.
     
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    ...and IIRC they don't actually make it very easy at all for families to claim it ;) I've read a lot of stories of families being turned away despite having ample proof of ownership of assets and accounts...

    It's one of the reasons that Jewish families were looking forward to the opening of the Bad Arolsen Archive...more proofs of the demise of family members, documents trails etc..
     

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