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If you think politics here are frustrating ...
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Try Belgium. Apparently one Belgian was so tired of the bickering there that he tried to sell the country on Ebay:
Hidden among the porcelain fox hounds and Burberry tablecloths on sale at eBay.be this week was an unusual item: "For Sale: Belgium, a Kingdom in three parts ... free premium: the king and his court (costs not included)."

The odd ad was posted by one disgruntled Belgian in protest at his country's political crisis which reached a 100-day landmark Tuesday with no end in sight to the squabbling between Flemish and Walloon politicians.
He did note that the country was second-hand and the winning bidder would have to take on the 300 billion debt.
Like many of Belgium's 10 million citizens, Six is exasperated that the power struggle between the county's French- or Dutch-speaking political parties has left Belgium in political limbo since June 10 elections.

Demands for more autonomy from the Dutch-speaking Flemish are resisted by the French-speaking Walloons, making it impossible to form a government coalition and triggering concern the kingdom is on the verge of a breakup.

Six decided to vent his frustration through the Internet ad.
Ebay pulled it after it received one bid for $14 million. A bargain if you figure all the fine Belgian Ale you get with everything else.
 
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as long as a breakup wouldn’t affect the supply of Hoegaarden and Maredsous.
 
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Ebay pulled it after it received one bid for $14 million.
So instead, I’m going to buy 56 million packs of Juicy Fruit.
 
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