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Posted in Privatisation by homeyra on October 11, 2008

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An apology from the Icelanders:

“[…] So we didn’t pay as much attention to our politicians as we should have, who seemed mired in the politics of the last century, not of the century to come.

That turned out to be a big mistake, one which will cost us dearly.

In their squabbles for domestic power, blatant pandering to their own constituents, and general ineptness (in their defence, they’re not well paid), they kept on with business as usual, while a handful of businessmen – and their cronies – started business unusual.

The privatisation of our banks was handled by the politicians in the usual manner, with one bank going to members in good standing of the long-ruling Independence Party, and the other to members in good standing of the equally long-ruling Progressive Party (which nagging tongues claim is neither). […]
The newly privatised banks were quickly turned into international powerhouses, fueled by cheap loans, mostly foreign. The third bank, which was private to begin with, also took advantage of cheap loans to grow. […]

So for that, the damage this has caused, the money lost, and the misery caused, we’d like to say:

We’re sorry, please help.

P.S. The super rich have left in their private jets. You’ll find them in London – with their, our and parts of your wealth.” read more

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  1. 99 said, on October 11, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Goddammit! 😦

    • An ICELANDER! said, on January 30, 2010 at 4:57 am

      whats so goddamit abou it other than this jerk is a f**king asshole!!!!

  2. An ICELANDER! said, on January 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    That is sooooo not funny!!!!! Thats just mean and i am personally offended and i am sure all of ICELAND would be offended to if they knew about this sick jock! Whoever made this up, well screw them and i hope they rot! These sick bastard disgust me!!!!!!!

  3. Rail Adams said, on February 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I swear, I am sick of all the shit that people say about my country!!!… No one ever spits on Iceland Ever!!…. They got a problem, they deal with me!…. Im proud to be an icelander! Who ever said this can rott in hell!

  4. wingnut4427 said, on March 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Well I for one Love Iceland ! You guys have real courage ! The world could really learn something from you guys , standing up to these corrupt bankers ! God bless you guys !

    wingnut4427, United States

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