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David and Glenda

Member Since 14 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2010 03:20 PM
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In Topic: Arolithos Traditional Village

04 September 2009 - 01:25 PM

Next you'll be saying Father Christmas doesn't exist!

In Topic: I Want To Change Things In Crete - Am I Wrong?

17 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

I still disagree with you statement that Tikanis has an axe to grind
Here's a common definition of the phrase
"To have a grievance with someone, especially where one feels the need to seek damaging retribution.

The phrase probably originates from the act of sharpening an axe with a grinding wheel, with the intent (in this definition) to get revenge on someone by maiming or killing them. ;) " Now I'm sure that is not his intention. Again, I say Tikanis does not propose exacting any form of retribution ( although some of the commentators may have that intention with their boycott sentiments).

Tikanis is just trying ( along with many others ) to try and get the Greek Government to take heed of its own laws and enforce them.


You wrote:
"Please read my first post again. I said "Your motives may be of the highest order but you have chosen the wrong site to promote your cause". Please explain how this is "tantamout to inciting censorship"?"
Because you appear to be laying down the law that such posts shouldn't be allowed on here.

Nowhere have you said you agree with the sentiment - in fact on another thread it would appear that you definitely don't agree.

As for my last sentence, I stand by it, Maybe I should have clarified it by stating lots of sites don't recommend driving on Crete. but then again, none of the advice in that respect suggests a 'boycott'

As it would appear that you and I have hi-jacked this thread, I would suggest we hand it back to others to comment.

By the way Tikanis, I did sign the petition!

In Topic: How Do You React To This?

17 August 2009 - 04:38 PM

Of course it's wrong to kill an unwanted cat!
The humane course of action is to try and find a home for it.
Or perhaps you take the view that animal life is cheap?

As for abortions, it's a whole different ball game - there maybe personal or medical reasons for carrying out this act.
There does, however seem to be an alarming 'mistake rectifying' reason behind the younger generation's reasons for aquiring an abortion.

In Topic: I Want To Change Things In Crete - Am I Wrong?

17 August 2009 - 02:49 PM

I hardly think Tikanis is grinding an axe, rather he is making reasonable request for like-minded individuals to make their voices heard.
There is on each keyboard the ability to ignore posts such as these if you don't agree with the sentiments - however to try and denigrate the post and suggesting it has no place on here is tantamount to inciting censorship.
I'm sure readers of this forum are intelligent enough to form their own opinions of its validity or worth and choose whether to follow it up or ignore it.
Rule 6 for this forum states:-
6. Any message which will be considered inappropriate for the "Explore Crete" forums, will be removed by the Administrator or the Moderators without a warning.

As this hasn't happened, then one must assume the site owners are happy to let it live on.

As for your latest post, I hope that was tongue in cheek - are you honestly suggesting this site would be over run with items such as that . I've not seen them raised on any other Crete site.
Actually, that last advice has been aired on a lot of sites and is a cause of concern to tourists from the upper european countries who expect similar driving standards to their own - even more so to the first time UK tourist!

In Topic: I Want To Change Things In Crete - Am I Wrong?

17 August 2009 - 01:10 PM

John,
You wrote
"You have abused the site owners hospitality by asking readers to sign a petition where people are saying that they will not visit Crete until the situation changes"
Surely it is the Site Owner's responsibility to comment on the validity of the post?

I feel you have taken that out of context in order to denigrate Tikanis' message.
Those comments were personal comments in response to the petition and in no way is promoted in the aims of the petition as posted by Tikanis.
Actually that view of boycotting Greece because of the treatment of animals is not just limited to that petition, you'll find similar statements on various other sites.
Tourists need to be aware that Crete, along with many other Mediteranean countries, can reveal a disturbing site to it.