The same goes for most of the western nations I suppose, certainly those who produce arms as part of their income from sales of weapons. War is a big business. It is also funded by taxpayers, and to a degree by other countries wanting superior weapons to wage war with their neighbours. It is just insane.
I couldn't see any way out for Greece either but a managed default. So they have a default by default downgrade. I wonder if they had to make a new classification of downgrade for them, like being buried up to their eyeballs in debt, and not able to do anything about it. I just don't understand how things can get so bad for a nation that was supposed to fulfil the criterea for joining the EU and Euro. Tis will be worth watching the Kaiser report for anyway.
It is sunny out and I am trying to get the enthusiasm together to build another raised bed in the wilderness. I have become a complete slob since giving up work. It is hard to get motivated to do big tasks. The thing is once I get started it seems to come together. It's the starting to build, repair or trying out something that is difficult. Perhaps the initial job doesn't have to be amazing and perfect, it can be improved as time goes by. I suppose the Greeks have the same problem, 'where to start'.