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Politically Motivated Migration (academia.edu)

Interesting paper (well, I found it interesting)
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Weather?

Good morning. What is the weather like NOW where you are? Here in the West OVERCAST with winds from the SW. No rain. :D ...

Plastic Bags

As from next Monday there will be no free plastic bags for your shopping in England........................ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/30/excess-baggage-will-5p-charge-finally-kill-the-plastic-bag?CMP ...

WORDS FAIL ME

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11892935/RAF-sergeant-in-uniform-moved-by-hospital-to-avoid-offending-other-patients.html?fb_ref=Default Please......Someone tell me how this has been let to happen in our Co ...

Who would you vote for now.

After the recent election of Labours new leader, how would you vote if there was a snap General election next month. I have deliberately left off SNP. That would be another poll later. Have also left out fringe p ...

Simpsons

An Aussie man holds the record for the most Simpson tattos (at 203 :shock: )
(A more complete photo )
Homer is my hero/role model but ..... :shock:
Homer Simpson wrote:
Trying is the first step tow ...

Charity riders robbed. In UK

https://www.justgiving.com/Mark-Tink-Taylor/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socsponmobile&utm_content=Mark-Tink-Taylor&utm_campaign=post-sponsorship-donation-mobile I am so mad, my son-in -law did a charity ...

Paralimni fire

There's been a large column of smoke rising over Paralimni this morning. Does anyone know what's gone up? ...





Home CCTV

In case anybody is thinking of fitting their own CCTV equipment: As a consequence of the "Idiot Driver" thread I spoke to a local security company, that my office deals with extensively, who specialise in CCTV and survei ...

Jocks become a neverendum

It seems the Queen of Jocks (AKA Nicola Sturgeon), wants another referendum on independence, but "only if sure of victory"... I'm not sure how that works, but as I said in the run up to the last one, a referendum should be h ...

Responses to Alyan's death

Or ....we could make room for more refugees by deporting the bigoted, racist neanderthals horrified by the idea of helping them......job done.. ...

New co-op loans for energy saving

Quote: New co-op loans for energy saving
THE Co-operative Central Bank yesterday unveiled two new lending products, designed to promote energy conservation in homes and businesses.
The schemes, branded ‘Sunflowe ...

Co-op [bank] case ‘one of the most serious'

Quote: Co-op case ‘one of the most serious under investigation’ police say
The case of irregular loans granted by the now-defunct Ayia Fyla Cooperative Savings bank is one of the most serious under investigation and m ...

Saturday 12 Sept.

Last Night of the Proms, starting 2115 Cyprus time BBC 2, switching to BBC 1 at 2300 for the fun bit with all the loud patriotic music to satisfy the right of the right and those more royalist than the Queen. Not to be misse ...

A seething mass of snakes

Help! There is a seething mass of snakes under my desk
I can certainly empathise with the author!
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/help-there-is-a-seething-mass-of-snakes-under-my-desk/ ...



Safety First

Since the dust cloud appeared I have notice some vehicle drivers are putting their safety first by wearing masks, however they seem to be confused as they are talking on their phones and not wearing seat belts. Reminds me o ...

Congratulations to HM the Queen

Wonderful lady & probably the greatest monarch of all time http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34179704 ...

Wonder how this family will feel

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3222659/Homeless-family-forced-eat-cookies-vending-machine-nine-days-Travelodge-council-evicted-them.html This is why people are saying the UK is full. We offer help to others , ...

Radio Reception

For the life of me I can't get any FM radio in my 3rd (top) floor apartment to pick up BFBS 2, which is on 89.7fm here in Nicosia, yet I can listen to it clearly in any car when in the garage on the ground... Any ideas why, ...

HATE PREACHER ATTACKED IN PRISON

Anjem Choudary suffers beating while in prison- Word has leaked from Belmarsh Prison that hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been beaten up. The attack has been hushed up and is not currently being reported by the mainstream m ...

Split Topic - Flavours of the World

oh thats great (not) now the restaurants are having to compete with the local council giving away free food! whoever thinks of these stupid ideas??

[Edit: This thread was split from the following topic - ] ...

Boating lake Paralimni

A neighbour of mine over for the hols told me she heard that Paralimni lake was going to be given a huge make-over and turned into a boating lake with water sports etc. Anyone hear of any plans for this? ...



General

Has this section taken over from the General section? I can't find that section anywhere now ...

No Smoking - Time to take it a step further?!!

http://www.sott.net/article/221013-Health-Benefits-of-Smoking-Tobacco ...

Quote of the day

Quote of the Day The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances. But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to p ...

Mischievous hospital maid caught on camera

Mischievous hospital maid caught on camera
A 55-year-old cleaning maid was arrested after it was discovered she had
been putting human urine inside her coworkers’ personal bottles of water.
Authorities h ...

Beautiful Performance

http://countryoutfitter.life/is-this-the-greatest-live-performance-of-country-music-ever/ ...

Our new Minister of Health

According to the ministry's website, our recently appointed Minister of Health is George Pamborides. Mr Pamborides is, of course, a lawyer. He is a specialist in corporate law and especially shipping law (on which he has wri ...

AKEL unwavering in its anti-West fanaticism

Quote:Our View: AKEL unwavering in its anti-West fanaticism
HAVING bickered about most issues relating to a Cyprus settlement, including property, voting rights and the continuation of the Cyprus Republic the political ...



Greece

Have just read this 'report'; "Experts mandated by the European Union to investigate the causes that led Greece to the current economic situation relate the following facts: Greece falsified its accounts to enter the ...

wrong

hey devil have you and me or is it just me done somthing wrong pete ...

Getting the job done

OMG!!! :shock:
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Chat

Where has the General Section gone???? ...

How many supermarkets does Oroklini need?

Until yesterday we had 4 supermarkets in the village: Athenasiou (they have a small selection of everything and some good prices), Petsas, SoEasy, M+M, all supermarkets within walking distance of each other, plus those in th ...

ANYONE FOR GOLF ?

Playing golf at Secret Valley course 10.03 am this thursday, due to work commitments one of our 4 ball has cancelled and we need a replacement. Cost for everything including transport 65 euros. Clubs may be available. Only c ...

GC-TC Map?

Does anybody know if there's a full Cyprus map (preferably online) that shows exactly which properties and land are, or were in 1974, GC or TC owned? ...





Marauding Migrants

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/09/african-migrants-threaten-eu-standard-living-philip-hammond ...

32 charged over 'insider trading hack' scheme

Another nail in the credibility of Cyprus's coffin..
Quote:The total of 32 fraud charges was made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and relate to individuals in several countries including the US, Russia, ...

UK Airports VAT rip off

Crafty buggers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33873725 ...

Fuell Theft

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For the benefit of the Luvvies....

Tangutica wrote: alan99 wrote:There was a good news programme on the BBC recently Our World which showed the "swarms" trying to get to Europe across the Med. Many of them were decent hardworking people , some professional a ...

King Alkinoos

About time this Hotel was re-opened I was always amazed it stayed derelict for so long http://cyprusbusinessmail.com/?p=12480 ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!!

Happy Birthday Steve
Have a great day.. :bwink: HOW OLD?? no you cant be! ...

JUNK MAIL

Iv just had some guy on a scooter ride up the pavement chucking junk mail in the gardens. He tried it in mine,soon told him where to go. If any government (cyprus or UK) is looking for something to tax it should be junk mail ...

Sign of the times.

Just heard from an expat friend who lived in Kyrenia who has been obliged to return to UK as her husband became violent to such an extent that she came to uk and arrived with just a fiver in her purse. She has now divorced ...

Only for CLEVER eastern tykes.

What do you think Subject: Did you Know THINGS TO KNOW::: In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the rule of th ...

Shooting in Oroklini

Anyone know the name of the pub in Oroklini involved in the shooting on 26 January? The shooter and pub owner was sentenced yesterday. Just morbid curiosity I'm afraid. ...

€569 for a UK visa!

Yesterday my wife (SE Asian) applied for a 12 day visa for the UK (with me staying with my family), after a myriad of questions the online charge came to €569, subject to an interview...IMHO NO country is worth €47.41 a day ...

The new Health Minister is a Lawyer

Enough said? President Anastasiades appoints a Lawyer as new Health Minister. What next, maybe a banker to handle the peace talks? ...

EU referendum - 2016

Cameron wants EU referendum in June 2016.... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/eu-referendum-david-cameron-fasttracks-vote-on-britains-membership-of-european-union-to-june-2016-10416200.html Are we ready to ...


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