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Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 14 October 2008 in Transportation.

500.000.000.000 Euros, that means: 679 billion US$, German government is willing to spend for saving the banking sector.

I guess with this amount of money we could pay off the debts of all developing countries. We could rebuild our health system. We could invest in research, perhaps for healing serious diseases. We could save a small part of the world. Nope. It's for the market and the market will absorb it completely. Until the next crisis.

They are sowing the wind.

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Woho, that is far to much money!!!!! great image MS:-)

14 Oct 2008 8:22am

@Linerberry: Far too much! But the stock markets pop the bottles, so everything's fine! No?

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It is a crisp image and I like the colors.

14 Oct 2008 11:12am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks very much!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

How many bottles of champagne could I buy with that amount of money...? Well we had to make do with just 4 bottles to celebrate our 35 year anniversary yesterday !

14 Oct 2008 11:32am

@Observing: 35 years! Congratulations, Mike! Hope you had a wonderful day!

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

That's a boatful of money, MS you have such unreasonable ideas spend money on health, research, diseases, help someone else, this is truly a time where WE don't have money for such projects. WE have to reward the greedy morons who can't see past their estates, WE have to save the system, WE have to protect the funds they told us to buy for the future.

14 Oct 2008 2:02pm

@JoeB: I know, I'm incorrigibly romantic.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow -- that is a lot of money in any currency -- and yes -- it is all pointless -- there is a lot we could do for so many people, ourselves included, but that is just the point -- we don't want that!! humanity doesn't want it!! is that depressing or what? ;)

14 Oct 2008 8:54pm

@dj.tigersprout: It is, mate, it is! There's nothing to blanch it over!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Too many zero to imagine the reality of this amount... and the total bill for all the countries is out of imagination.

14 Oct 2008 11:15pm

@akarui: This is a bill for many generations.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Maybe they're just fattening the rich before we eat them.

17 Oct 2008 4:12pm

@Twelvebit: Hehe.