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Happy St Valentines Day

To you all out there. Woke up this morning and wife asks me where her card was? I knew she hadn't got me one so I thought I would sicken her :D Got card out of the drawer ( a nice pink one) saying " to my WIFE, who's EVERYTH ...



Dance Marathon in Thailand

Just read about this dance marathon in Thailand which is expected to last at least a grueling 35 hours with a prize of $ 9,000. Does the last women standing get shot in the end as in the film "They Shoot Horses, don't they? ...

bribery!

Quote: US navy censures three admirals over 'Fat Leonard' bribery scandal
The US navy has censured three admirals for their roles in a bribery scandal, the highest-ranking officers to be punished in the case so far.< ...

I told them.................

............. but they wouldn't listen! 8)
" Drinking wine or red grape juice can help burn fat"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11399747/Drinking-wine-or-red-grape-juice-can-help-bu ...

Top 50 Tax Debtors

Quite a few developers on the list.
The covering letter is in Greek, but the list is mainly in English.
http://www.sigmalive.com/files/download/21810
[Edited: Subject Title] ...

EU harmonisation of penalty points

"British motorists could be stripped of licences under new EU laws
The European Commission is proposing to 'harmonise penalty points' in move which could see British motorists stripped of their licences if they are ca ...

The capability of drones.

Over the last few weeks I have been watching a series of TV productions (Titled '24') starring Kiefer Sutherland and centered around a security organisation of the US Government called the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU). An ...

Loony or spot on?

Never before have such insane policies been implemented with no hope in sight. http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/02/07/craigslist-the-euimf-and-insanity/ ...





I wonder why....

Byker wrote:Or...
Quote:
Hourican under fire from opposition parties (Updated with bank source)
http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/02/06/hourican-under-fire-from-opposition-parties/
He's made the mistake ...

Contrast

A couple of stories from today's DT:
"The last British detainee to be released from Guantanamo is in line for a 1 million payment from the UK government despite claims of his terror links to al-Qaeda in official US ...

Anyone detect a hint of road-rage?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxd4iQXcsI . ...

Halal horror

sickening :twisted: , this practice must be stoped and animals killed in a humane way, how can this be done in the name of religion :evil: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/423529/Halal-horror-video-sheep-ab ...

Should Social Media Sites Allow Terrorist Videos?

As above should Social Media sites allow terrorist videos to be posted on their sites? Some say yes so they can be tracked or that they would just post them elsewhere. Others suggest that no way should they be shown and ...

Paper: Financial Crisis in the Cyprus republic


Interesting read.
(I just hope it doesn't lead to yet another "my dad can beat your dad", "no he can't", "yes he can", " no he can't", " yes he can" type spat.) ...

What has happened to the Hospitals in Cyprus?

What is happening to the medical services in Cyprus. The Emergency services are in chaos. There are no beds available for for casualty patients. One day the Doctor's are striking the next day it's the nurses. Is anybody i ...



Interesting 24 hrs.

The word "interesting" sometimes denoting a curse of course.
What will be the outcome and effect of tomorrow's voting in Greece, where it still looks from the polling that Syriza are likely to win (31.1% giving them a ...

Common sense - from an unexpected source?

"European Court of Human Rights ruling varies from previous decision that whole life sentences for murderers and other heinous criminals are 'inhuman and degrading'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-orde ...

200,000,000 Apples a day

"US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. "
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31012410
Could pay off the Cypriot "bail out" in - how many weeks? . :shock: ...

Afghanistan

I was surprised to see that Afghanistan is sending a team to the cricket world cup in Australia. Clearly, we have won then. ...

The spirit of charity lives on.

But what a dreadful thing to happen.
"Thousands of people have helped raise more than 100,000 in just two days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his home.
Alan Barnes, 67, who is frail and vi ...

Anyone know

While out cycling last Sunday to Dhekelia,the main security gates into the army camp were all closed and locked. Just wondered if anyone knows why? ...

The shaming of Benedict Cumberbatch. A gift to real racists?

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Interesting article on Churchill

Perhaps akin to the " 102 year old lady that has smoked 40 a day since her teens" or something to make a regular imbiber feel better?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11371641/The-day-I-tried-to-match-Churc ...

EU QE

If I correctly understand the gist of today's announcement by Mario Draghi it seems that every day , for the next 18 months. the ECB intend "printing" 2,000,000,000 to fund a bond buying spree in order to drag the Euro ...

Tsipras to visit Cyprus soon

A few pointers? http://famagusta-gazette.com/tsipras-to-visit-cyprus-soon-p27393-69.htm http://www.cna.org.cy/webnewsEN.asp?a=dac3ebbe0bc54038b34ab8efada95371 . ...

Downpour expected in UK?

Spotted this on a recent (UK) journey - obviously taking no chances with the weather!
:lol: ...

Greeks are deserting the right could it happen in Cyprus

I would not wish to see the same happening here but it could couldn't it? Shouldn't the Government be concerned and attempt to negotiate a better agreement with the EU that does not affect only the less well off? ...

Liopetri to motorway

Could someone please let me know if there is still a detour around Liopetri. Many thanks Carol ...

Greek Election

Watching this with baited breath. How will it effect US? ...



Parking in Ayia Napa

I note that, unlike in other winters, the charges in designated parking bays - where one has to text their car registration no. - has not been lifted! I just wonder if anybody ever actually bothers to pay these fees, gi ...

Bread and butter pudding

During 55 years of marriage, wifey has always firmly refused to even think of B&B pud. A few days ago, I made one from a loaf that we had stupidly let go stale. She tentatively took and tried a portion and declared it ...

Message from the P.M. - UK

News story PM statement on the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia English العربية From:Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon David Cameron MP First publis ...

Security

i don't believe the security threat to the roc as an entity is heightened at present. nor do i want to see ill-advised panic security. all additional in-your-face additional measures do in such cases is increase antagonism a ...

Thought for the day.

Do not take a sleeping tablet and a laxative together before going to bed. ...

Friend or foe?

Events in Cyprus notwithstanding. Is it me, or is Turkey slipping away from a western/European secular standpoint and becoming more and more "fundamentalist"? In recent years the country has surely cooled towards the wes ...

No ****, Sherlock!

Man arrested in connection with Oxfordshire blazes after 'arson attack with gas canisters'

Quote:An eyewitness reported seeing a burnt-out vehicle in the foyer of the fire-ravaged council offices.
Counci ...





Je suis Charle

:evil: ...

Green plastic waste bags

Any tips on how to open them? Me & Mrs K have just spent 10 minutes getting into one each, eventually managed to get them open using a combination of friction and a teasing needle, but is there a secret to it - they'r ...

Cold Buses

Yesterday: A friend who complained to the driver on a green Inter-City bus between Larnaca and Nicosia that she was freezing cold was told that they "weren't putting the heating on as it saved fuel and they were still trying ...

Does living abroad make you more or less patriotic?

I can transfer my loyalties to wherever I call home, at least temporarily. It helps me to feel more involved with the local culture when Im in a place, and Im the kind of person whos more than happy celebrate whatever mak ...

Tired of that boring New Year's resolution?

Have a go at this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11342110/Watch-Cafe-creates-whopping-8000-calorie-breakfast.html Mmm - no Halloumi. Pity. :( ...

Fedonos wins Paphos election

Quote:Fedonos wins Paphos election
DISY-backed Fedonas Fedonos won the Paphos mayoral by-election on Sunday with slightly over 49 per cent of the vote against 27.5 per cent of second-place Aristos Vassiliades, who was ...

Short term rentals

Hi folks. My husband and I go to Cyprus for about 6 -8 weeks every year and like to rent a nice property. Have folks started to advertise their places yet? We intend to arrive in Cyprus on 6/7 Sept 2015.... And like Kappar ...

Haircut lies exposed by Limassol Municipality...............

Sometime Back our SS, Stabilo and his sidekick Spanner, argued that customer's of the 2 Banks that were raped by the Disy Government were not left with debts having had their savings stolen. I was accused of lying and I n ...

A Brilliant idea!!

mouse wrote: journo wrote: mouse wrote: journo wrote: mouse wrote:If we all stopped eating eggs, the price of Chickens in Supermarkets and Butchers would come down.
:) :shock:
What are you on, mouse? Chickens ...

EDEK MP Sarikas does U-turn on immunity waiver

Quote:Sarikas does U-turn on immunity waiver
After asking the attorney-general to lift his parliamentary immunity to prove his innocence of allegations levelled at him in the Paphos Sewerage Board scandal, lawyers for ...

Two women arrested in connection with Paphos burglary


Quote:They (police) said they found in her possession the keys to 119 holiday apartments in Paphos with each key labelled.
119 keys? ...

New discovery gives hope against antibiotic resistance

A few (testing) years away it seems - unless you're a mouse (not you Mouse!) - but good news nevertheless:
"Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic using a revolutionary procedure hailed as a game change ...

Five Convicted in Dromolaxia Land Bribery Case

Five Convicted in Dromolaxia Land Bribery Case

Five people - including the former board chairman Stathis Kittis - have been
convicted in the Dromolaxia land bribery case, said the Cyprus News Agency.
You won't believe your eyes (and ears)!

Google "Sugar Chile Robinson" and watch this 8-year old kid playing and singing blues like Fats Waller, even playing with Duke Ellington! ...


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