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little mo

Member Since 29 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 05 2007 07:42 PM

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In Topic: Shame About The Litter

04 October 2007 - 02:46 PM

Ton, I have often thought that I should do as you say and pick litter up along the road but where I live which is more in the countryside, I would not get 50 metres before I had a big sack of rubbish. It is not just individuals. Businesses are very much to blame too. As I approach my house I can see the tipped rubbish down a hillside from a well known lemonade factory in the area. The garage up the road has very 'aesthetically' strewn old tyres along the roadside opposite the garage and it's not as if they don't have space to put them on their ground because they do. The river beds are strewn with domestic furniture, household rubbish etc. but also with builders rubble. I have seen big vans stopping and emptying their rubbish. Then of course what is worse is that the local farmer burns his rubbish, plastic and all and the stench coming into our garden is terrible and we have to close the windows. Have you not seen Greek housewives brushing outside of their houses? Very tidy you may think, until you then see her brush it along the road to outside her neighbours house! 'Out of sight out of mind!' What Greece needs are laws and for them to be applied but we are talking miracles. It seems to be mostly plastic bottles/bags along the roadsides and it will be interesting in a scientific way to see how high the rubbish gets ie: knee high, waist high, head high? before the Greeks, for they are definitely the culprits, we have no tourists here, realise that there is not a 'rubbish fairy' who comes and takes it all away!! Perhaps the litterers are all men and are waiting for their wives to clean up! Sorry, just a thought!

In Topic: Who Wants To Destroy Greece?

04 October 2007 - 02:17 PM

As long as the Greek government allows builders and real estate companies to build on deforested land which has been deliberately or accidently destroyed , there will be forest fires every summer and as it appears that global warming is now desertifying land what hope for people in Greece let alone trees.The fact that some people committed murder of innocents seems to have passed the government by. All they need to do is pass a law that states only rebuilding new for old. Of course there is more to this than us mere mortals realise. Somewhere, someone is making a LOT of money from these disasters and from the misery of others. It is unforgivable if the people responsible should get away with their crimes and they should be brought to account. It should also be law that home and business owners be required to have house insurance. Obviously old people and those who are genuinely impoverished should be given assistance with this but then of course how do you insure a building that 'doesn't exist'! (Our house insurance costs a mere 6 Euros a week, worth it for piece of mind) The government were supposed to be doing something about illegal building, have they implemented any laws etc. yet? Their priority now should be that nothing so tragic or horrendous should ever happen again. If it does I don't know how sympathetic other nations will be.

In Topic: Who Wants To Destroy Greece?

02 September 2007 - 08:52 AM

On Friday night we had to go to the airport to pick up a friend.We were following a pick-up when the driver tossed his cigarette end out on to the road sending sparks flying into the air. What is the matter with some people,brain dead I think.

In Topic: Red Beach Building Plans

11 June 2007 - 05:53 PM

I may be an old cynic but perhaps the Mayor of Tympaki is thinking more about how he may lose the container port if the golf course goes ahead. Obviously both ideas are not eco friendly or in any way in keeping with the area but if I had to choose it would be the golf course for me but hopefully both ideas will sink without a trace!
Why do the Greek population not realise that they have a much greater chance of upping their tourist numbers by looking for much less destructive ways to use their beautiful islands. Tourists now go to places like Croatia which have kept or rebuilt their old traditional buildings and places of interest and have developed sensitively. The Greeks involved in the tourist industry need to get up to date with what people really want!

In Topic: Hello All From Bob

09 June 2007 - 05:26 PM

Bravo Bob! Hope your journey home was a good one and no doubt we will see you and Pam on your next visit. No use asking me or Bert for any tech. advice as it would be 'the blind leading the blind' as it were. Keep posting!