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NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: May 5, 2010 - 5:47am

uh oh
GeneP59

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 12:03pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:


Sorry mate.  Just remember "The Sun" newspaper over here. 

 
Yup, got a bunch of those free music CD's from them off eBay.

Our  "Lowell Sun" newspaper isn't as bad though. {#Lol}
MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:57am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

It's also a bit of a myth that Germans work hard. I don't think they work harder than any other nation. What they do do well is coming up with systems that everyone can agree on and more importantly observe.. Very efficient way to get things done (even if ever so slightly boring..)


 

You said it, not me.   There is something abut the whole systematic thing that I would love for a little while (I mean who can complain when the trains run on time, people do what is expected of them and so on).  I really, really hate rules though so it wouldn't be for me in the long term.  However I have met and liked enough Germans to see plenty of them poke fun at the system too.

There was that German chap we met in Madeira- he REALLY couldn't understand why the supermarket was two minutes late opening.

PS: Your wife is lovely and definitely not in the stereotypical German mould.

GeneP59

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:52am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

yep- in Devon.

 
I'm across the pond in Chelmsford. USA. Sorry for getting off track here.

We've got a ton here too, probably a lot more than you.

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:50am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:


Sorry mate.  Just remember "The Sun" newspaper over here. 

 
It's also a bit of a myth that Germans work hard. I don't think they work harder than any other nation. What they do do well is coming up with systems that everyone can agree on and more importantly observe.. Very efficient way to get things done (even if ever so slightly boring..)

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:49am

 genepicard wrote:

Are you in England?
 
yep- in Devon.


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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:47am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

Well, we've got quite a lot of them too.  (The Elgin Marbles anyone?)
 
Are you in England?

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:40am

 genepicard wrote:

Well if that not the kettle calling the pot black. How about they pay the world back for WWII. What about all the looted Grecian antiquities they have in they're museums. shouldn't that count for the debt?

I agree that there is corruption since they became a Socialist/Communist nation, giving up the democracy they created and that they should go along with the rest of the world and have people retire at 67 since we all live a lot longer today. But I don't think Germany is so innocent in the bribe department either.

Maybe Germany is going for another land grab? Do they want to compare the two countries economy? Economic juggernaut vs Agronomic?

Boy the got some real big ones.
 
Well, we've got quite a lot of them too.  (The Elgin Marbles anyone?)

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:38am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Oh good grief.. is their readership dropping or what.. this is abysmal.
 

Sorry mate.  Just remember "The Sun" newspaper over here. 
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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:37am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

From todays Guardian. -it does sound kind of authentic. 

After yesterday's call by two German politicians that Greece sell off islands, historic buildings and artworks before receiving aid, the German tabloid Bild has written an open letter to the Greek prime minister George Papandreou:

 Dear prime minister,

If you're reading this, you've entered a country different from yours. You're in Germany.

Here, people work until they are 67 and there is no 14th-month salary for civil servants. Here, nobody needs to pay a €1,000 bribe to get a hospital bed in time.

Our petrol stations have cash registers, taxi drivers give receipts and farmers don't swindle EU subsidies with millions of non-existent olive trees.

Germany also has high debts but we can settle them. That's because we get up early and work all day.

We want to be friends with the Greeks. That's why since joining the euro, Germany has given your country €50bn.



 
Oh good grief.. is their readership dropping or what.. this is abysmal.

GeneP59

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:36am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

From todays Guardian. -it does sound kind of authentic. 

After yesterday's call by two German politicians that Greece sell off islands, historic buildings and artworks before receiving aid, the German tabloid Bild has written an open letter to the Greek prime minister George Papandreou:

 Dear prime minister,

If you're reading this, you've entered a country different from yours. You're in Germany.

Here, people work until they are 67 and there is no 14th-month salary for civil servants. Here, nobody needs to pay a €1,000 bribe to get a hospital bed in time.

Our petrol stations have cash registers, taxi drivers give receipts and farmers don't swindle EU subsidies with millions of non-existent olive trees.

Germany also has high debts but we can settle them. That's because we get up early and work all day.

We want to be friends with the Greeks. That's why since joining the euro, Germany has given your country €50bn.



 
Well if that not the kettle calling the pot black. How about they pay the world back for WWII. What about all the looted Grecian antiquities they have in they're museums. shouldn't that count for the debt?

I agree that there is corruption since they became a Socialist/Communist nation, giving up the democracy they created and that they should go along with the rest of the world and have people retire at 67 since we all live a lot longer today. But I don't think Germany is so innocent in the bribe department either.

Maybe Germany is going for another land grab? Do they want to compare the two countries economy? Economic juggernaut vs Agronomic?

Boy the got some real big ones.

MrsHobieJoe

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Posted: Mar 5, 2010 - 11:08am

From todays Guardian. -it does sound kind of authentic. 

After yesterday's call by two German politicians that Greece sell off islands, historic buildings and artworks before receiving aid, the German tabloid Bild has written an open letter to the Greek prime minister George Papandreou:

 Dear prime minister,

If you're reading this, you've entered a country different from yours. You're in Germany.

Here, people work until they are 67 and there is no 14th-month salary for civil servants. Here, nobody needs to pay a €1,000 bribe to get a hospital bed in time.

Our petrol stations have cash registers, taxi drivers give receipts and farmers don't swindle EU subsidies with millions of non-existent olive trees.

Germany also has high debts but we can settle them. That's because we get up early and work all day.

We want to be friends with the Greeks. That's why since joining the euro, Germany has given your country €50bn.


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Posted: Aug 23, 2009 - 3:37pm

 Antigone wrote:

for the people and treasures of Athens.

 

Mostly the people. But yes, an urban fire would not only be a national tragedy for Hellas, but a tragedy for the whole world.
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Posted: Aug 23, 2009 - 7:22am

 ndg wrote:

Oh, NO, No!!!{#Frustrated}  
The fire threat to the city of Athens   {#Sad}
 
for the people and treasures of Athens.


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Posted: Aug 23, 2009 - 7:19am

 diggard wrote:
 Hawkwind wrote:
Hi from Athens
Ειναι κανένας που ακουει τώρα
 

jo Hawkwind hope you'll get some rain eh
greetings from Eindhoven 
{#Umbrella}

 
Rain won't help, it's a Greece fire.

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Posted: Aug 23, 2009 - 5:16am

 Hawkwind wrote:
Hi from Athens
Ειναι κανένας που ακουει τώρα
 

jo Hawkwind hope you'll get some rain eh
greetings from Eindhoven 
{#Umbrella}


ndg

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Posted: Aug 23, 2009 - 4:45am


Oh, NO, No!!!{#Frustrated}  
The fire threat to the city of Athens   {#Sad}





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Posted: May 15, 2009 - 1:00am

 oldslabsides wrote:
I love your food!  Especially that flaming cheese!

 
"I love your food!"?  LOL

Red_Dragon

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Posted: May 14, 2009 - 3:43pm

I love your food!  Especially that flaming cheese!
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Posted: May 14, 2009 - 12:39pm

 Hawkwind wrote:
Hi from Athens
Ειναι κανένας που ακουει τώρα
 
 
{#Wave}Γεια σας και σας καλωσορίζουμε στο ραδιόφωνο παράδεισος

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