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Waiting For a European Santa Claus

Reginald10 Wrote: May 16, 2012 11:32 PM
"In the West today, we have no existential wars to fight." Really? The Islamic jihadists want to destroy us. I believe that counts as an existential threat. Yes, it is expensive; but consider the alternative...

While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America pry its overworked eyes away from Jennifer Lopez gyrating around in a bodysuit on "American Idol" long enough to bother caring?

Now replace "Greece" with "your bank." It suddenly matters a little more, doesn't it? What if your bank couldn't loan you money, give you a mortgage or allow you to ring up credit-card debt, all because the bank...