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Iceland Is Melting!

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It gets worse for Iceland!

The U.K. is threatening to sue the country over lost deposits held by 300,000 Britons in Icelandic banks

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24 comments to “Iceland Is Melting!”

  1. 1

    Durrr it's Iceland, ice melts!

  2. 2

    Also Perez you're totally stealing other stories from different websites, www.Chron.com posted this story at 6:14 am today. Come up with original stories and try to stick to celebrity gossip…Idiot you're such a tool!

  3. 3

    Poor Iceland. Covered in grass.

  4. 4

    Ive been to Iceland and its not made of Ice Perez! Greenland is actually more covered in ice than Iceland is.
    Try leaving the computer and going outside!

  5. 5

    poor iceland……..
    ást á ísland, y'all :]

  6. Uker says – reply to this



  7. 7

    Way to go UK, if they go Bankrupt, just how do you expect to get your money?

  8. 8

    When I first read this, I thought it meant Iceland the supermarket - duh!

  9. 9

    How are you supposed to sue a country if they don't have any money?

  10. snj says – reply to this


    The nation doesn't seem to be very afraid…

  11. 11

    At this MOMENT i really HATE Iceland Bank ICESAVE. They have my MONEY and won't give it BACK TO ME!!! At the 11th of october there is a SOCCERMATCH between ICELAND and HOLLAND… Hopefully by then they BRING me BACK my MONEY!!! Or at least I GET A PIECE of that COUNTRY!!!

  12. Uker says – reply to this


    Re: —-Beam–Me–Up–Snottie—- – A PIECE OF ICE, GOOD LUCK.

  13. 13

    Oh, snap!

  14. 14

    Re: WhiteGirl – Iceland is more grass…its greenland that is covered in ice.

  15. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Ever hear of the saying 'You can't squeeze blood from a turnip'? The residents of Iceland, themselves, can't even get into their banks…because the doors are locked! If Iceland can't even give their own citizens money…what, exactly, does the UK plan on gaining, by suing them?

  16. Lyra says – reply to this


    Re: Anonymous

    That's not quite right. The banks are not locked. Two of Iceland's biggest banks got taken over by the government.. however people can get their saving from these banks if they want to, the government has guaranteed that. The other two of the biggest banks in Iceland are actually doing quite well and they have not and will not be taken over by the government.

    This situation is heartbreaking for us Icelanders, our country was in top 5 for the riches countries in the world just few months ago. Last year we were said to be the best country in the world, according to a survey that is done every year, we have been in top 2 in this survey for quite few years now. So yeah, this truly is heartbraking.

    On the other hand, Iceland and the Icelandic governmant can't put their main consentrade on depts and duties in other countries, not right now, they have to focus on the situation in Iceland for now. But the prime minister and the government is said to be talking and trying to fix things with the British government.

    It's complicated to try and explain this in Icelandic… so doing it in English is nearly impossible for me. Hehe :)

    Anyway, we will just have to look on the bright side, not just Icelanders but everyone in the western countries. This will all go by. We will just have to stay strong and be optimistic and be with the ones we love and enjoy the non-matirial things in our lives such as our families, health and friends :)

  17. snj says – reply to this


    Re: —-Beam–Me–Up–Snottie—-

    really, dissing the bank or Iceland isn't going to help you get your money back. All you have to do is wait, just like the rest of us.

  18. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Re: Lyra – Then I stand corrected…and, I apologize. I am only going by what I have read in the news. I read that Icelanders were trying to gain access into their banks and, the lights were off and the doors locked…..along with that, I read that shops/stores were also closed down, in the exact same way.
    I don't know about you…but, if I went to my bank and/or the stores in my area, and found most of them closed (during regular business hours), I would start to wonder. But, that's just me, I guess.

  19. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Re: snj – 'Dissing' ones bank should NEVER hinder their chances of getting their money back! When you deposit your money in a 'safe place' (i.e. a bank)…it does NOT matter if you like your bank or not….you are ENTITLED to get your money back!
    Ar you THAT much of a moron, to understand this concept??

  20. 20

    I'm heading back to reykjavik next week and am not sure where i should pull out money. here in the states… wait till i get there? the banks are screwing with the exchange rate so much and i'm reallllllly confused. either way it's a lot better than last year when the kronar was 60 to the dollar. I can actually afford to drink this time.
    It's sad that the actions of 30 buisness men went and screwed up the entire country. stay strong my viking friends! bless bless. x júlía

  21. 21

    how odd that its 300,000, when only 300,000 people live in iceland.

  22. Anonymous says – reply to this


    So Perez, how are you gonna blame this on George Bush??

  23. 23

    we're friggin vikings , we aint giving up ,
    this problem is gonna be fixed!

  24. Lyra says – reply to this


    Re: Anonymous

    I am amazed that you actually read that, it's absoluetly not true. The banks have not been closed down and shops and stores in Iceland have absoluetly not been closed down.