Comando actualidad – Gente sin piso, pisos sin gente

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  • #57180
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    http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/comando-actualidad/comando-actualidad-gente-sin-piso-pisos-sin-gente/1610562/

    I caught most of this last night. It’s essential viewing and covers many things recently discussed on this forum (SAREB, Seseña, etc)

  • #113880
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    What a sad video, and so near to Christmas. Expats seldom experience the dark side of Spain and we are generally well away from ‘real’ Spain, if it’s fair to call it that – perhaps ‘real’ poverty is more appropriate.

  • #113882
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    Comando Actualidad was my favourite programme out in Spain, very informative.

    I saw the real poverty whilst out in Spain, the local gypsy population who were then mixed with the incoming African immigrants. In boom times there were handouts for all….now there aren’t and things are getting worse and worse.

    Just had time to watch the whole thing…. i’m still sat sort of in shock, the same feeling I have about our flat… it’s just so, so sad….. it’s like being in a pit and you are desperately trying to climb out but you keep falling down.

    Scary as well to think that there are those who would break into empty flats. That destroys all hope for those who want to sell their properties as those aren’t the best types of neighbours 🙁

  • #113892
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    What a great video. My major struggle with the state of the world is the inequity of opportunity. Most people born into poverty have so many factors working against them that it is nearly impossible for them to escape as adults.

    The lopsided distribution of wealth exacerbates this problem.

    Here’s a video from Paraguay, that shows how the spirit can endure:

    [youtube:3ejh1l8m]fXynrsrTKbI[/youtube:3ejh1l8m]

  • #113896
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    @Rocker wrote:

    What a sad video, and so near to Christmas. Expats seldom experience the dark side of Spain and we are generally well away from ‘real’ Spain, if it’s fair to call it that – perhaps ‘real’ poverty is more appropriate.

    Yes, videos like this should be compulsory viewing for the fat cats in banks and governments who caused all this. There was a programme on Panorama in the UK last night talking about victims of the housing crisis, but I doubt Mervyn King or Osborne etc would have bothered to watch.
    The saddest thing is that the bubble and subsequent crash was predicted in sites like HousePriceCrashUK and Burbuja.info , but everyone thought they were scare-mongering and that the “good times” would go on forever.

  • #113898
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    @dbmarcos99 wrote:

    @Rocker wrote:
    What a sad video, and so near to Christmas. Expats seldom experience the dark side of Spain and we are generally well away from ‘real’ Spain, if it’s fair to call it that – perhaps ‘real’ poverty is more appropriate.

    Yes, videos like this should be compulsory viewing for the fat cats in banks and governments who caused all this. There was a programme on Panorama in the UK last night talking about victims of the housing crisis, but I doubt Mervyn King or Osborne etc would have bothered to watch.
    The saddest thing is that the bubble and subsequent crash was predicted in sites like HousePriceCrashUK and Burbuja.info , but everyone thought they were scare-mongering and that the “good times” would go on forever.

    The problem is that the only people directly affected by house price bubbles are those who don’t have a house. And they tend to be young and their voices not heard. Not only politicians, but most of the main stream media consist of people who own property and therefore they are inclined to present high house as being a “good thing” while really they might be a “good thing” for them personally, but they are of no benefit to the economy in general.

  • #113918
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    So sad, so very, very sad….. Why can’t the Spanish Government, and Europe, help Spanish youngsters. There are too many who scammed and conned their way to wealth and far too many condemned to a lifetime of stress.

  • #113940
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    @dbmarcos99 wrote:

    …The saddest thing is that the bubble and subsequent crash was predicted in sites like HousePriceCrashUK and Burbuja.info , but everyone thought they were scare-mongering and that the “good times” would go on forever.

    For god sake don’t mention that awful website housepricecrash. The people on the forum at that website would say that property prices have crashed wouldn’t they because they have a vested interest in saying so even though it is not true. As far as I am aware house prices in Britain have not crashed although they have fallen somewhat since the financial crisis of 2008. As long as interest rates remain at historical lows there won’t be a property crash in the UK.

  • #113942
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    @jakesuper wrote:

    @dbmarcos99 wrote:
    …The saddest thing is that the bubble and subsequent crash was predicted in sites like HousePriceCrashUK and Burbuja.info , but everyone thought they were scare-mongering and that the “good times” would go on forever.

    For god sake don’t mention that awful website housepricecrash. The people on the forum at that website would say that property prices have crashed wouldn’t they because they have a vested interest in saying so even though it is not true. As far as I am aware house prices in Britain have not crashed although they have fallen somewhat since the financial crisis of 2008. As long as interest rates remain at historical lows there won’t be a property crash in the UK.

    Ok, I’ll keep quiet about that site now- I know it must upset you! 😉

  • #113949
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    Trying out what Mark posted earlier…

    It worked! I clicked on “profile” at the left/bottom of someone’s post, and when their profile displayed, I clicked ‘add foe’ which was just below their name/photo, and now I don’t see any of their posts!

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