Shouldn't we be a bit more positive?

  • Ohdear
  • 13/10/08 31/05/09
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Posted: Thu, 16/10/2008 - 15:01


It is really nice that we are all together on this. Same as everyone else I have been feeling numb for the past week over 'possibility' of losing ALL my real savings.
Having said that alot has happened since last week. There are some positive news. However it appears some people like to spread just fear. For example the rumour about Landbanki depositors receiving only 30P, when in effect this is just an iterim offer. I wish somebody offered us some 'interim offer'. Anyway my fear is if we continully look and present this situation as if we are going to lose our money then we may do what they self fulfilling prophecy. We have to be positive and expect and demand to get our hard earned deposits back and we need to expect it back rather than plan for compensation.

This is just a thought and I am not denigrading all the good work that has gone already. I just feel we need to be more positive and we need to have a higher expectations to get our money back.

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Agreed. We must be positive.

  • carlosherbane
  • 11/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 18:21

The previous post hits the nail on the head. We must have the expectation of having our money returned. Let's remember the outrageous injustice that has occured to leave us all numb, to say the least.


God bless us all :)

Shouldn`t we be a bit more positive?

  • Ashoker
  • 12/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 16:55

I like this post very much. There is much truth in what Ohdear says. Let us not feed the fear any longer - I think most of us have already had enough shock, panic, stress and pain over the last week. Of course I am not advocating complacency and acceptance- instead I am supporting the idea that we should not approach this situation with a victim mentality. We must go forward in the firm belief that what is ours will one day soon be rightfully returned to us.

I am extremely grateful, humbled and touched by the wonderful work upfront that some of you on this site have already done and are currently undertaking - you have earned my undying gratitude. I can always remember how my late Mother used to talk about how the 2nd World War brought people together. I now have some idea of what she was talking about.

More Positive?

  • gazfuk
  • 12/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 16/10/2008 - 16:49

I agree with this posting. I for one feel much better about the situation than I did a week ago. It appears to me that there is a lot happening, some of it very much behind the scenes. The Icelandic PMs statements in the Channel 4 interview the other night suggested to me there is a general wish throughout the international community to ensure depositors are looked after with the governments of Britain, IoM and Iceland along with others looking to take action.

Please everyone, keep the old chin up - I feel pretty sure we will come through this in a few weeks with our money intact. I certainly hope so. Also, remember, nobody died. Perspective is a difficult thing to apply, but if you can do it, it will make you feel better.