PenultimateManStanding wrote:My doom-o-meter is flashing red.
My Doom-o-meter on the Biggest island of Estonia broke yesterday beyond repair.
Bought a good riot-size crowbar, made some lockpicks and filled tank of my ancient '94 vw passat today. Tools ready to saw off half of the barrels from 16 gauge shotgun.
Some news from todays Estonia:
- Employers get a new law to slash wages 7% one-sided. No questions asked. Employee does not like it - get lost with 1 month salary and no right to apply for unempoyment benefit.
- Estonian Cooperation Body (strange creature financed by presidental office, uniting various big employers and interested parties) made an anouncement where the first point was - do not search who is quilty in all this mess here.
- President of the bank of Estonia said, that we here should take a loan to finance us (remember, official data still says, that Estonia has reserves, ~1/4 of the budget). Reserves lost or tapped for this loan interest?
- Major opposition party leader accused prosecutors, police, courts of being tools for the governing coalition and goverment for political purposes. Pointed out, that law has changed so people can be hold in custody without charge (it was allowed for 24 hours, now this limit has gone), interrogated without right to attorney, etc.
- Parliament of Estonia quickly changed law so, that control of the major opposition party will lose control of their stronghold - capital Tallinn - in upcoming local elections.
News from todays Latvia:
- ex-CEO of Latvian Hansabanka (Sweden-based Swedbank branch in Latvia, major bank in Baltics) Ingrida Bluma said: Yes, we knew that there will be crisis but we kept this secret. She feels herself personally quilty about this ... but "Banking is a bussiness and has his own interests". Blames Latvian gowermewnt for doing nothing.
We face soon-to-be-currency-devaluation, sky-high unemployment, mass individual and company bancrupcy and police state here. Wish us luck.