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From Spain… November 13, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in From Spain.
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ejh’s latest post on the situation in Spain. Payment and non payment and how the responses to a fiscal crisis supposedly caused in part by bad practices results in… well… you’ll see.

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1. que - November 13, 2012

I was discussing with a person who has family in Italy and they were saying that everything about south of Rome is reverting to poverty as cost of living rises, savings fall, and there is no job security, or just having low wages – even in engineering mangmt. level roles.

As I read your posts EJH I cant help get the sense of how spain is being Greekified, just as how italy is slowly starting to move towards spain albeit not the spain of late 2012, maybe Spain 2 years ago.

Recently I was reading how the boom some southern world states experienced as a result of supplying europe commodoties in WW1 and the bust that followed as it became apparent there was over-capacity caused stuff like the vietnames peasant rising in 31, and the rise of the indian national congress. All of which helped ensure that come WW1 the tinder was well prepared for decolonisation. 30 years to gestation. makes you wonder what course of events is being embedded in now by whats happening

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WorldbyStorm - November 13, 2012

‘greekified’ – great term. But depressing…

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ejh - November 13, 2012

As I read your posts EJH I cant help get the sense of how Spain is being Greekified

Essentially that’s why I started writing. When Greece began to disintegrate I remember thinking that if I were living there, I’d think it important to record it as it happened. And then, not entirely to my surprise, I found that I was….

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que - November 13, 2012

i have often wondered what it would have been like, and critically how people would have observed events and read them, would have been like to live through momentous moments in history like the revolutionary ireland 1912 onwarsds, Germany 1930 etc. Do these things just plod along with most of us not reacting until then they move so rapidly that we can no longer react in time. If so good reason to be active now trying to shape our future

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dilettante - November 13, 2012

Presumably the modern day equivalent of decolonisation would be the break up/collapse of the EU?

It might not take 30 years.

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2. ejh - November 18, 2012

This week: legging it. Buñuel, Teruel province and the general strike last Wednesday.

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3. CL - November 18, 2012

Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace el camino al andar.

Searcher, there is no road. We make the road by walking. –Antonio Machado

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ejh - November 18, 2012

Now that’s a good and apt line. (You can stick it in the comments box if you can bear the horrid verification system…)

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