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Gang Stalking – Off Topic – PostaDay2011 – What is the future of the Euro?

I have no idea what’s going to happen to the Euro.

I know that 17 countries have the same currency. A few are Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Italy,etc. The reason for the Euro is to make trading between the countries cheaper. Plus it removes cost of exchanging currencies. Using the same currency has reduced the cost of traveling from one country to another. Also goods bought while traveling are cheaper, since there is no exchange rate. It’s almost like traveling from one state to another state in the United States. We use the same currency in every state, and we don’t have to pay an exchange rate every time we travel from state to state. It’s the same money in every state.  That’s the way it works with the countries that use the Euro.

But the Euro has recently run into problems. Some countries have problems because of huge debt deficits. It began with Greece.  Greece could not pay on its debt, and had to borrow.  It borrowed from the central bank and wasn’t able to pay back its debt.  Then Spain and Italy had the same problem.  Too much debt and can’t pay back the money.  Too much debt because they spent more money than they had. A lot of debt accumulated because high unemployment, therefore, no taxes coming into their treasury.  Being in debt caused problems world-wide, even in the United states.  The stock market here went up and down every day, causing people to lose their hard-earned money.

No one knows what will happen with the Euro.  I sure as hell don’t.  Will it survive?  Or will all the countries that are part of the Euro go back to their original currencies?  No one knows.  Not even the countries involved.  Only time will let us know the future of the Euro.

But I’ll venture a guess and say that the future of the Euro is a short one. I wish I had money to put into the stock market.  I’d make money by betting against the Euro, ala George Soros.  He always makes money by betting against what’s going to happen to currencies all over the world.  That’s how he became a billionaire.

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Gang Stalking – Off Topic – Do you think Shakespeare existed?

Do you think Shakespeare existed? Or are there just too many plays and sonnets credited to him to be the work of one person?

I knew a lot about Shakespeare’s plays because I studied Shakespeare in an advanced English class. I did not know anything about his life. It was never discussed, now that I think about it.

So I decided to check out Shakespeare’s life.  What life?  The man doesn’t seemed to have existed.  No one knows where he was born.  And no one seems to know the date he was born.  It also stated that Shakespeare was Italian, not English.  His parents were Italian and left Italy because of the chaos.  Shakespeare changed his name when he grew older to an English name.

But no one seems to really know anything about him.

When reading about Shakespeare, it  said he was a drunk.  A lot of his plays are of royalty.  From the impression I got of reading about him, he was a very simple man, and not well-educated.  How did he know what went on in the royal court?  How did he know about traveling?

A lot of biographers stated his parents were farmers, and he hung out with very poor people. It says nothing about Shakespeare getting an education.   How could a man who was not educated write such plays and sonnets?  Others state he came from a well-to-do family.  Everything I read about Shakespeare’s life is a contradiction.

You would think if a person came from a well-to-do family, there be a lot more information about him.  Well-to-do families are very strong on family history.  They want to make sure their  family name lives on.

Even when Shakespeare died is a mystery.  It seems he died from different causes.  Several state  fever from drinking.  Others state cerebral hemorrhage.  And they’re not sure of the date.

The one sure thing I know about Shakespeare is that I learned nothing about Shakespeare.

Did he exist?  I’m leaning toward not.  But who knows?  Anyway, even if he didn’t exist, he got the credit for writing all the plays and sonnets.  And whoever really wrote them got screwed.  The more I think about Shakespeare, the more I think the plays and sonnets were not written by one man, but by a group of different people.

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Gang Stalking – Off Topic – PostaDay 2011 – Why are reality TV shows so popular?

It seems everyone hates them in general, but has one show they just can’t stop watching. Which one is yours? If you don’t watch any, which of the ones you’ve heard about do you think you’d be most likely to watch? What’s your theory about why this form dominates so much of modern TV?

One, I don’t have a TV, so even if I want to  watch these shows, I can’t.  But saying that, I know all about the reality shows.  I can’t get away from hearing about them in the media.  Every which way I turn, there’s some reality star acting up.  They’re getting drunk,  sleeping with everybody, or being arrested for being rowdy.

I think the show that I would likely watch would  be “Jersey Shore”.  I think that’s the name.   A woman whose name is Snooki is always in the news for one reason or another.  Lately, I’ve heard “Jersey Shore” has gone to Italy.  And from all the information I can gather, they’re acting exactly the same way they act in New Jersey.  The only reason I would watch this show is because it is based on the East Coast.  Being from the East Coast, I’m curious about what is  going on back there.  Otherwise, I would have no interest at all in seeing “Jersey Shore”.

As to why these shows are popular, I can only guess.   I think most of us who live a somewhat normal life are fascinated by what these people do and get away with.  They have a certain freedom which we don’t have.  They don’t censor themselves at all  .  They do what they want and don’t seem to care what anyone thinks.  So I think we envy them their carefree way of living.  They seem to have no restraints on what they do.  They never  think of what the consequences will be.  We always think of what the consequences will be if we act up.