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This is a normal post Given that I was there less than a month ago
You'd think I might have heard something about this when talking to the locals. After all, revolutions are not the sort of information that slips under the radar.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 9:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Well, having never been to Iceland, I can't really comment...
I can only go on what I read on the internet, hence I'm self-consciously wearing a pointy, shiny hat this morning and sitting in the corner while I type.. but I read things like this - - and wonder.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:01, Reply)
This is a normal post That's not a revolution
Firstly, this was in 2008, why are people only interested in it now?

Removing one political party and installing another within the same government framework isn't a revolution. We've had governments collapse in the past and that wasn't considered a revolution. Why in this case?

Nationalising the banks. Wow. That's unheard of. Except that we did it with Northern Rock, Lloyds, RBS, HBOS and I'm sure there were others.

Its viewing things through a particularly skewed filter to say there was a revolution over there. I was also there in 2008 and 2009 and at no point did anyone call it a revolution. You therefore have to ask what particular axe are the people writing that article grinding, and it looks like the same tired old anti-establishment tinfoil crap to me.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:23, Reply)
This is a normal post I wasn't aware we nationalised our banks
I thought we kept them private and threw money at them and shuffled their boards around a little bit until they said "sorry, we promise to not fuck up again, here, let us help you write the govt policies that will definitely stop us fucking up again". Interested now? I only found out about it now. That was my concern.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:32, Reply)
This is a normal post Also, I'd suggest that people are getting more interested now
because they are now noticing that Iceland's economy is doing rather well and wondering what they've done differently.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:37, Reply)
This is a normal post They can pay us all the money they owe then?

(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:48, Reply)
This is a normal post Just found this, if it helps -
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 10:54, Reply)
This is a normal post That was over a year ago
Did we get our money back and not told?

*checks bank account*

Also Ireland owes us a few quid, how are they doing?
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:02, Reply)
This is a normal post hahaha, what am I, your Googling monkey??
I have no idea. Since when did good news make the headlines, anyway? You'd have to do a bit of digging to find out what actually happened next. Let me know what you find :-)
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:09, Reply)
This is a normal post DANCE FOR ME GOOGLE MONKEY
*throws peanuts* *claps hands*
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 12:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Northern Rock certainly were

The others we held a majority stake in.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Did you get as far as this bit?

It was sold to Virgin for a song, after we taxpayers plumped it up nicely (Or promised to, by way of borrowing money to give it and increasing our national debt)
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:12, Reply)
This is a normal post Was it nationalised?
Yes it was.

As were Kaupthing, Glitnir, and Landsbanki. Of those the first two have had their assets returned to private ownership and the third is undergoing that process.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:59, Reply)