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  • in reply to: Re: BREXIT, IN or OUT of the EU? BritsinCrete Poll #48393
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        IMF
        CBI
        Lloyd’s
        General Sir Mike Jackson
        President Obama
        Bank of England
        OECD state it will cost most people a months wages every year if we leave.
        All the above, inter alia, have stated it would be disaster for Britain to leave. The exit side tell us that Nigel Farage knows more than the above world bodies.

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        in reply to: National Sensitivities #47024
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            Gerald thank you for your prompt response. I understand you have to steer a delicate course while moderating a forum and I think, on the whole you do an excellent job.
            One observation, the constant posting of jokes on the forum seems to me a bit obsessional. One can purchase reams of books, videos, visit the internet, etc if they want to view jokes so why would someone go to the bother of posting a constant stream of jokes.
            Perhaps obsessional may be the wrong description, Munchausen Syndrome may be more appropriate.

            in reply to: Apartment for Sale #45589
            bernard
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                New Price!! New Price!!
                170,000 euro yes euro!  down from 200,000.

                For Sale, Plaka Elounda Crete.

                Apartment for sale in one of the most sought after locations on Crete.
                As may be seen from the enclosed photos this apartment could not be closer to the beautiful Aegean Sea.
                In the background, through the bedroom window, the Island of Spinalonga can be viewed. Spinalonga is the island that was central to the, best-selling, book by Victoria Hislop ‘The Island’.
                Spinalonga is also the backdrop for the hugely successful TV series ‘TO NHΣI’ (the Island)
                It is very seldom a property with such enchanting sea-views becomes available in Plaka.
                Plaka is four kilometres from the popular resort of Elounda and twelve kilometres from the beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos.
                The apartment is right next to Mini Market, Bus Stop, Main Street, and some of the most famous fish restaurants in Crete. It is also next door to the excellent Xaroupia Taverna.’ There are two valuable parking spaces belonging to the apartment outside the main entrance.
                This apartment has now been reduced from 200,000 down to 170,000euro yes euro!
                Please PM for more info.

                in reply to: Summer rentals. luxury villas #45439
                bernard
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                    Hi Anne – Marie,
                    I know an English Gentleman who has possible what you are looking for. The properties are new and have EOT licences.
                    PM me with a telephone number or an email address and I will pass it on.
                    Incidentally, this gentleman had tried for 45 minutes to register on this site all to no avail.
                    Bernard.

                    in reply to: UK Sky #17853
                    bernard
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                        Eleni,
                        Will you let us know the name / address of any people on the east of the island who set up dishes and satellite boxes, and if they are reliable. I am talking of UK Sky, does it cost much to install.
                        Bernard.

                        in reply to: £ Drops Against Euro #18026
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                            Jon,
                            I am going to let you have the last word on this topic as I know, you, like myself, have better things to be doing. But before I let this happen I must point out the shallowness of your argument.
                            Who, or what do you think forced Health and Safety Legislation on to the statute book ? who or what force the implementation of the so called employment regulations? it certainly was not big business or the benevolence of an extremely right wing government. These achievements in the main must be credited to the trade union movement.I think you might take the point!
                            Finally, Margaret Thatcher was a fairly ordinary PM. How is it, that nearly every country in the EU over the past twenty five years have out performed – pro rata – the economic achievements of Great Britain. This was done without the sledgehammer methods the former Iron Lady employed
                            Bernard

                            in reply to: £ Drops Against Euro #17950
                            bernard
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                                Jon,
                                By the way, I really enjoy your very informative postings.
                                I also appreciate that you are well educated. Anyone who can use the word anachronisms so easily must be. If one holds a different viewpoint to your own it does not mean they inhabit a different world, it merely means they do not agree with your take on a snapshot of a bygone era.
                                If you choose to make a political point on and open forum – especially about someone as controversial as Margareth Thacher – you hardly expect that point to go unchallenged.
                                Regarding your point about the chimney children, I find it hard to credit you believe that everything in the garden would be rosy if there were no trade unions in the present era. Greed is always with us. The minute the weak are left undefended the greedy and powerful will cobble them up, it has always been that way. Look at the exploitation of migrant workers in this enlightened era!! If they could be employed at a quarter of the amount they get now, then, as far as the unscrupulous employer is concerned all the bettert as they tussle between there conscience and sleep every night, with sleep winning by a short head.
                                If you are not aware of the above, then perhaps after-all you are right, we do inhabit a different world.
                                Bernard.

                                in reply to: £ Drops Against Euro #17845
                                bernard
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                                    Topdriller,
                                    I wonder, do you remember what the Uk was like before trades unions were – after a long, bitter, and bloody struggle – allowed to represent the ordinary working man, abviously, going by your post, you dont. The trade Union movement improved the lot of the working man immeasurbly, never forget that. Can you imagine the conditions of the working man today, if Margareth Thacher, had not the trade unions to contend with when she sought to implement policy to restrict and hobble the trade union movement as whole.
                                    To single out Arthur Scargill at this remove, and to apportion partial blame to him for global warming suggest a certain naitivity. Scargill was a man of his time, and while I did not always agree with his tactics or strategy, he employed whatever means were nessessary and available to protect his members conditions, albeit pretty miserable ones. Not for Scargill the easy option of walking out of a power station and bringing industry to a halt overnight. Not for him the option of bringing air traffic to a halt by walking out, no the only method he had at his disposal was vigorous picketing, which in turn, was met with the full rigour of the state apparatus.
                                    I will finish by saying that in another role Scargill would be the kind of man I would want beside me in the trenches.
                                    Bernard.

                                    in reply to: Poll:What Do You Miss About UK, when Abroad? #16328
                                    bernard
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                                        Hi,
                                        I find it most irritable when someone goes to the bother to reply to a topic with, not even a one liner, but one word. I think this is
                                        suppose to be a forum, so dont be so lazy, make the effort.
                                        Bernard.

                                        in reply to: attracting tourists or not? #17332
                                        bernard
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                                            Hi Brian
                                            I read with interest your observations on how the tourist industry is moving in Crete.
                                            For the vast majority of visitors to Crete the main attractions would be Sunshine, Food, Drink, the Beach, etc.
                                            In recent years (certainly since the advent of Greece joining the EU ) the price of everthing has increased substantially. It may still be cheaper than Uk or Ireland but for the tourist business community in Crete the danger lies much closer to home. All round Crete, with the exception of Cyprus, Countries with almost everything that Crete has to offer are vying ? for the same tourist as Crete is. The crucial difference, is, that most of these Countries offer better value for money and so people are going to the Countries like Turkey, Croatia, and several other Balkan Countries. This trickle is slowly gaining momentum, if the tourist industry in Crete do not take notice of this drain on their industry it will soon be to late to remedy the problem.
                                            I would suggest, that, when a tourist distination gets a name of being expensive, or at best not good value for money, it is very difficult, if not impossible to turn it around. The trouble is, is anyone in the Cretan Tourist industry watching these developements It has happened elsewhere in europe.
                                            Bernard

                                            in reply to: Back on the boards! #15333
                                            bernard
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                                                Welcome back Maurice. Your very informative pieces were missed.
                                                Bernard.

                                                in reply to: Re: I am from Crete and glad to answer your questi #15525
                                                bernard
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                                                    Maurice,
                                                    The best of luck in Heraklion Hospital tommorow. I have a good idea of what you might be experiencing pre your visit, having gone through my fair share of cardiac problems myself . Keep your chin up, we will be waiting for your welcome return to the forum in the very near future.
                                                    Slainte
                                                    Bernard.

                                                    in reply to: coming over in febuary 08 #16046
                                                    bernard
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                                                        Hi Jonny,
                                                        I was inclined to agree with Judy about the forum going semi-dormant, but when I see 338 viewers of your tread I wonder!
                                                        I notice, recently, a much less active forum, could this be cyclical thing or what? The bottom line is, if everybody decides to just browse the forum and not contribute, then very quickly no forum, so come on members, take the plunge. The summers just over, there must be a huge amount of news to report.
                                                        Bernard

                                                        in reply to: Computer Use #16120
                                                        bernard
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                                                            Crete4me,
                                                            I am sorry for being so quick off the mark.
                                                            I admire you for your latest response, apart from being very helpful it demonstrates the person you are, and I feel humbled by it. Once again Please accept my apologies.
                                                            Bernard.

                                                            in reply to: Computer Use #15957
                                                            bernard
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                                                                Judy,
                                                                I appreciate your reply. It is called being helpful.
                                                                I take your points and will in the future, be more aware of my posture at the computer.

                                                                As for cret4me, you say the first part of your reply was logic, well I think even a child would know the different postures required for sitting in front of television and and a computer. You say in the second part, that it was an attempt at humour – what humour when you take a snide swipe at older folk (bravo) its called ageism not humour.
                                                                Bernard.

                                                                in reply to: Computer Use #15526
                                                                bernard
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                                                                    Crete4me
                                                                    With regard to your response to my query I would now suggest you change your byline to …. there is always some ass – h..e. lurking about these forums. I think you may get the message.
                                                                    Bernard

                                                                    in reply to: DIY #15711
                                                                    bernard
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                                                                        Hi Jellybean,
                                                                        I bought decking in a hardware store on the Kritsa road, maybe half a mile on past lidl on the Left- hand side towards Kritsa. Two types softwood, and hardwood. Hardwood is very expensive but, by far the best. I think they have to order in your order.
                                                                        People in the store very helpful and pleasant
                                                                        Bernard.

                                                                        in reply to: I am from Crete and glad to answer your questions! #16420
                                                                        bernard
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                                                                            Sokin,
                                                                            Perhaps a poll of where the majority of users of this forum reside would help. I reside in the beautiful East of the island and had the impression that most users are from East of Heraklion.
                                                                            Bernard.

                                                                            in reply to: HELP PLEASE #15846
                                                                            bernard
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                                                                                Jan,
                                                                                I agree about the great minds part, but I can only speak for myself ;D ;D ;D ;D
                                                                                Bernard.

                                                                                in reply to: which part of Crete should I move to ? #15703
                                                                                bernard
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                                                                                    Jon,
                                                                                    Excellent reply to Martins request.

                                                                                    Bernard.

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