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How To Start A Bank Run, Syrian Chemical Attack

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A new plan to shore up the Euro crisis would see the bank accounts of ordinary Cypriots take a ten percent hit for accounts over 100,000 Euros, and %6.75 for smaller accounts.  Thankfully, this initiative has just been voted down.  Was it politically doomed from the beginning?  What kind of precedent would this set, and what kind of repercussions would there be?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323415304578369892393972634.html

Reports from Syria claim that chemical weapons have now been used in that two year long proxy war, with both sides blaming each other.  Needless to say, this has the potential to get further out of hand very quickly.  Let's pray it doesn't, and that Syria sees peace and an end to the bloodshed.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57575054/syria-rebels-and-regime-blame-each-other-for-1st-alleged-chemical-weapons-attack/

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