Ranger

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About Ranger

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  • Biography
    Born way north of the arctic circle on an island out in the barents sea. Sounds worse than it was, the Gulf streem prevent the winters getting too cold.
    Anny way, long story short; used to hash wether, blackouts during the winter storms i early learnd the importance of being prepeard.
    Later on i was in the navy (This was before the fall of the iron curtain,exiting times)!
    Then som yers of work, went into service as a ranger. Left service in honor after i fu.... up a knee during training (still wont work)
    Wife and a son.

    Sorry about anny typing errors, hawe not been using my english fore manny years.
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    Norway
  • Interests
    Reading, shooting, hunting, macro economic
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    student
  1. Ranger

    How's the Weather in your area lately.

    Where i live, at this time of year it should be 15-20 centigrades below zero. Insted it is 4-5 above!! The wether is totally freeaked out! It is normal to have winter storms, but this year we have had two a week for the last two months. By the way, anybody who knows what happened to the forum? I hope everybody have had a peaceful Cristmas and that You and your family stay safe and sound in the new year! Ranger
  2. Ranger

    Crisis in Europe

    I really dont care about unified Europe; i just want us to be friends when far east and middle east starts to get exiting!
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    Crisis in Europe

    “Ignore the doomsayers: Europe is being fixed” !!! Two days ago this was a headline in The Financial Times; German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is telling us that Europes healing proses is a success. Structural and fiscal repair is working just as it has done before in earlier crisis. Everything has turned and we will soon be back on top he seams to mean. So, i am all wrong then. Or am i? In Greece unemploiment is 27.9 Youth unemploiment 62.9, Portugal 16.5 and 26.3 in Spain. Italian debt is hitting 130% of GDP, and whith a rising debt and a contacting GDP, what could be wrong?
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    Crisis in Europe

    GDP in Europe have been contrackting for 18 months in a row. The longest economic decline in the EU history. But dont loose hope; Never so bad that it cant get any worse......
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    Crisis in Europe

    Von Bayern wrote;"Personally I think Germany should pull out of the EU...but if they do it would be like pulling the plug out of the bathtub." I think you are right, but Germany do not dare to pull the plug and be the one starting riots all over Europe.
  6. Ranger

    Crisis in Europe

    I supose i sound GRUMPY but could you PLEASE stay on topic when you reply to my posts!!!!!! Best regards Grumpy Ranger
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    Crisis in Europe

    The Archbishop of Toledo are worried about Europes future;" We have to change direction, otherwise this is going to bring down whole political systems", he says. "There is deep unease across the whole society, and it is not just in Spain.We have to give people some hope or this is going to forment conflict and mutual hatred" he tels The Telegraph. Offisial Numbers state there are 6.2 millions or 27% unemploiment in Spain, the numbers should have been higher, but young peole and foreign workers are leaving Spain in huge numbers. There are allmost two million housholds where no family member has a job. The big Spanish paper"El Mundo"(The world) fears a slow-fermenting `crisis of the regime`like the one in France 1780s "pre-revolution". We just have to hope that the great wars in history will remain just that; History
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    Crisis in Europe

    To Major Krisis: First; I try to to enlighten people of what happens in Europe TODAY, not 70 years ago (it is importent to remember history thow) Second; If you read up on " The Marshall plan" Most of the money to Europe was given as grants and the US made HUGE amounts of money on selling goods to Europe for the rebuilding. Third; Do you realy belive Germany is the only one owe war debts........... Best regards Ranger
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    Crisis in Europe

    European Union; Taste the two words, Union.... to be united...as in a marrige i supose, or as good friends? A secret report about vast reparations claims against Germany was leaked to the press in Greece. A claim of € 162bn to cover the rebuilding of Greece after WW2 and allso "loans" the germans granted them self from the Greek National bank during the war. As well funded the claims may be, it is a bit late i think and probably not helping trust and bilateral relations internaly in the union. Maybe we should rename the EU to the "European Onion" , tears comes to your eies when you peal of layer upon layer and in the end there is nothing left.....
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    Crisis in Europe

    More than 26,3 million europeans are curently out of work, that is 10,2 millions more than in 2008. In 2008 Greece and Spain had an unemployment at 8%, now it is heading for 30%. There are not only one crisis in Europe, there are several; unemploymentcrisis, bankcrisis and the biggest of them all, the debt crisis. There is no way in hell the indebted contries can pay back their loans as long as they use the Euro. In portugal the economie is calculated to contrakt 2,3% this year and unemploiment to reach 18,5 next year. And this is for the "best in class" contry in southern Europe. In Spain and portugal, unemployment for those under 25 is soon reaching 60%...... Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, we are sinking! This is Europe; We are sinking, pleas helpe........
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    Crisis in Europe

    Ranger, looks like a double post - would you like the earlier one removed? Your call. Yes sir, i was trying to correct one of my typing errors and for som reason managed to repost.
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    Crisis in Europe

    Things have started to get interesting again here in Europe; This time it is Cyprus. The banks of Cyprus are known to be a safe haven to black or stolen money, if this is the reason why one third of the bankdeposits are owned by russian oligarks (inkluding Vladimir Putin) would be purely speculations from me. There is nothing new in this, but interesting things have started to happen whitch sertenly includes the russians. Cyprus are in fackt in deep trouble due to their banks heavy exposure to greec debt but so far the banks have been saved by by the cypriotic state and the IMF, problem is that the cypriotic state is broke and IMF does not want to play anymore. Problem; Broke, Solution; ask the Eurpean Union for help! This have (so far) done the trick for other southern countries in trouble but the money never comes for free; From Cyprus the EU demandet that they had to implement a 9,9% bank tax on all deposits!!! I dont know if this have ever happened in peacetime befor, but his would in fackt mean a federal confiskation of private money. Nobody would sit still and look at a confiskation of their hard earnt money, and also so whit president Putin; He caled it a crime and varned the cypriots about taking that road. The cypriotic parliament voted against the bank tax, but they stil need the money desperatly! So what to do when u are broke and the bank wount lend you money? You take something of value and go to the pawnshop. Cyprus finance minister are in Moscow trying to get a deal offering the russians a navy base on their strategic island if they come up whit some money. Cyprus is located just of the coast of Turkey in the mediteranean sea, (northern 1/3 of the island is ocupied by Turkey) and is very strategickly placed whit close proximity to Syria (where the russians used to have a big base) Israel and the midle east but allso to southern Europe. The island used to be a british collony on to 1960 and Great britton stil have to big naval bases (british teritory) there. I can hardly belive the britts or the EU would care much for a russian naval base at this island!:mad: By the way; If you are going there for your holliday, be sure to bring cash as all the banks and allso the ITMs are having their holliday right now.
  13. Ranger

    Crisis in Europe

    Things have started to get interesting again here in Europe; This time it is Cyprus. The banks of Cyprus are known to be a safe haven to black or stolen money, if this is the reason why one third of the bankdeposits are owned by russian oligarks (inkluding Vladimir Putin) would be purely speculations from me. There is nothing new in this, but interesting things have started to happen whitch sertenly includes the russians. Cyprus are in fackt in deep trouble due to their banks heavy exposure to greec debt but so far the banks have been saved by by the cypriotic state and the IMF, problem is that the cypriotic state is broke and IMF does not want to play anymore. Problem; Broke, Solution; ask the Eurpean Union for help! This have (so far) done the trick for other southern countries in trouble but the money never comes for free; From Cyprus the EU demandet that they had to implement a 9,9% bank tax on all deposits!!! I dont know if this have ever happened in peacetime befor, but his would in fackt mean a federal confiskation of private money. Nobody would sit still and look at a confiskation of their hard earnt money, and also so whit president Putin; He caled it a crime and varned the cypriots about taking that road. The cypriotic parliament voted against the bank tax, but they stil need the money desperatly! So what to do when u are broke and the bank wount lend you money? You take something of value and go to the pawnshop. Cyprus finance minister are in Moscow trying to get a deal offering the russians a navy base on their strategic island if they come up whit some money. Cyprus is located just of the coast of Turkey in the mediteranean sea, (northern 1/3 of the island is ocupied by Turkey) and is very strategickly placed whit close proximity to Syria (where the russians used to have a big base) Israel and the midle east but allso to southern Europe. The island used to be a british collony on to 1960 and Great britton stil have to big naval bases (british teritory) there. I can hardly belive the britts or the EU would care much for a russian naval base at this island!:mad: By the way; If you are going there for your holliday, be sure to bring cash as all the banks and allso the ITMs are having their holliday right now.
  14. Ranger

    A heavy concern

    Good point Wolfe! (long time by the way) Starting to be a problem here in Norway to, myself included, 15 pounds less would make me a lot cuter;-) Stopped smoking, love food, less training and yes; that bloddy soda should have bin banned!
  15. Ranger

    Crisis in Europe

    The European crisis are now heading North. Germany have been the engine in European economi for more than 40 years but are now slowing down, a estimated Growth of 0,4% have not been seen in Germany for decades. A lot more disturbing News is that Germanys sentral bank is pulling back 700 tons of gold from French and US deposits (mostly US). Why this sudden urgensy to get the gold back on German soil? It makes sense to belive Reichsbanck have better inteligense than You and i got from TV and the papers. Do to lack of information i would not speculate to much of their reasons, but i would at least be shure to pay my gold and silver in cash.... The English Economy is at a lot worse state, every one out of Three brittons do not have the Money for a holiday. I am afraid the good times With easy Money and lo interest rates soon wil be a memory!