Lucas Ploner

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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
The US must continue to lead the world.
D'accord. Its a clear case of megalomania. They also think they are the freest country in the world. Always makes me laugh. Just Hitler thought he was the greatest leader ever and led Germany and the world into disaster, so do the US "lead" the world from one disaster to the next.
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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
Atheism: why do people don't believe in God?
Because believing in unproven things is stupid. I don't believe in Santa, if I did, I wouldn't get any presents. I don't believe in God, if I did, I would receive no guidance or whatever you guys believe it gets you. You don't believe in flying cars, time machines, wizards. They do not exist, so one does not believe in something that doesn't exist. It makes zero sense. There is NO proof God exists, no proof of his actions, no proof of him actually helping somebody, actually helping such as change things or circumstances not just via a placebo effect. Y'all are believing in the oldest lie of mankind. Which makes me kinda sad. To know grown people believe in lies and unproven things is just, sad... But it actually explains the current state of the world, too much naivety and stupidity.
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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
What do you think about the countries that are being helped by IMF? Do they deserve the money or not?
Can you blame Merkel? In all honesty, northern countries have strict rules regarding finance, they built up a lasting infrastructure, great industries and so on. Why didn't the southern countries? They never bothered. Instead, they went looking for the big money, like Spain and the housing bubble. I recently read an article which stated that over 2 million appartments in Spain are uninhabited and empty, hundred thousands more weren't even finished. They couldn't be sold because the market was flooded with new appartments, plus, they are high-end appartments, with swimming pools, golf courses, etc. And it read furthermore, that Spain, by the end of 2012, willl have built an additional 300.000 appartments. Why aren't the politicians putting an end to it? Either they don't want to or, which would be worse, they are getting paid not to do so. Show the EU you can and will get your stuff sorted out, make rules, enforce them, then you'll get money. The EU won't spend 500billion with no avail. We will have the same problems in 10 years if there aren't any rule and law changes. If your kid doesn't eat the vegetables, you don't give him cake and candy and tell him, okay, but tomorrow you are going to eat your vegetables. Same with the money. And EURO-Bonds would do nothing but drag down good economics.
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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
What do you think about the countries that are being helped by IMF? Do they deserve the money or not?
I am from Austria, a rich country. While I think we should aid poorer countries in the EU, I don't necessarily think they deserve it (it would be an incentive for bad economics and careless spending) and the EURO (not the EU) as it is now, has failed, it is just not possible for poorer countries like Greece or Portugal to compete with economic superpowers like Germany whitin the same currency, but we, as a union, made this mistake and we, as a union, have to correct it and learn from it.
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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
Finances should be focused on in junior high and high school.
Regulation would be a starting point. But since people from Wall Street are in the highest positions of the government, like Henry Paulson and Tim Geithner, etc. it won't change and if, it would change for the worse. People learned the hard way that Wall Street was responsible for the crisis, yet, the elect people who are direct representatives of those exact people. To put this in perspective, it would be like if the people of the US would've elected Osama bin Laden head of homeland security. This is insanity, in my eyes. The only problem is, both parties in the US are filled with finance people, democrats and republicans alike and it won't change in the near future. One of the biggest cons of mankind was that the finance industry silently placed their representatives in the political parties and barely anyone noticed. Unless other parties in the US will rise that don't have this connection or to be more precise symbiosis, it won't change, no matter what we want.
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Lucas Ploner
Posted about 2 years ago
Finances should be focused on in junior high and high school.
It should be in the focus, but it won't. Simple reason? The financial industry wants dumbed down people who they can sell their garbage products to, in a world where every young adult knows about the mechanics of the financial industry, know their rotten products, etc. who are they going to sell it to? Right, nobody. Imagine people knew what they were doing when they were told to sign up for dubious and extraordinary risky mortgages, loans, credits, CDOs, Credit Default Swaps, etc., they couldn't have sold it and its very likely the crisis would've never happened. But dumb and unknowing people, combined with greed, which was implemented in their brains through propaganda since they were kids lead to the crisis and it will happen again, just because people won't learn a thing. Recent example, the facebook bubble, how can a company with more or less zero real value except for a couple of server farms and millions of names and pictures be valued at over 100bn dollar? And then go straight down the toilet when it hit the open market? Because of greed and stupidity. We can cure stupidity, we can't cure greed though. While I agree that a certain level of greed IS good, because it advances mankind, it propels the thrive for a better life and so on, but too much greed leads us into disaster. Again. And again.