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by bobscott
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Things aren't always what they seem
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: Things aren't always what they seem

Bizarre that the head of the IAPR would not know this. Clearly there is already a link, as you say. Andrew As bizarre as the situation a few years ago when IKA discovered it was paying a pension for someone who had died about 8 years before and IKA had paid for his funeral!!! Left-hand, right-hand?...
by bobscott
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Cyprus or Crete ?
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Cyprus or Crete ?

Dear Cyprusman Warwick has given you some good advice which we would echo. He said ' Please don't misunderstand me. I am not trying to put you off coming to Crete. It is truly a magical place and I have no wish to live anywhere else but it is important to come with your eyes open. It may sound commo...
by bobscott
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Life with a pacemaker

Ah. Not thinking clearly. Of course if it is super conducting it will be self sustaining and the only way to stop it would be to raise the temperature above the superconducting temperature. I think there are some pacemakers that are certified for exposure to MRI scanners but I don't know the detail...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEYAAN account number
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: DEYAAN account number

I think that previous payments are only saved if you tell it to do so, Bob. Also on my water bill the payment code changes with every bill, unlike ΔΕΗ and COSMOTE that stay the same so a previous number may not help. Warwick With things like that (utility bills on-line) I probably did tell the bank...
by bobscott
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 1094

Re: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge

Slightly off topic but related: I pay the phone bill on-line through Alpha Bank and last time, for the first time I was charged €0.30 for the privilege! Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEYAAN account number
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: DEYAAN account number

Thanks, Warwick. That was the number I thought it was but NBG keep insisting its wrong! Have tried every number that looks likely on the bill with same results. I asked Greek friends who told me its not possible to pay online and to go to the post office but I know I've done it before and it quite ...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

This is the latest update that I recieved yesterday from Gov.uk. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe?utm_source=26cbaac9-3747-407c-b7bf-5de8a07364db&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate There is a se...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

'Take back control' is almost as much a mantra as 'I have been perfectly clear'. Take back control of our laws: This is from the BBC News June 2016, just before the Referendum. 'According to the House of Commons Library, which itself concedes that there is no completely accurate way to make the calc...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Communictions ability
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Communictions ability

This from the Guardian: More than a quarter of children starting primary school are unable to communicate in full sentences as concerns grow about the amount of time they are spending in front of screens, the education secretary will say in his first major speech on social mobility. For a moment the...
by bobscott
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

I blame the whole thing on bad grammar, in particular the misuse of a single conjunction. Every part of the leave campaign said that if the UK left the EU it could: 1 Stop paying into the EU budget 2 Stop implementing EU laws 3 Stop being under ECJ jurisdiction 4 Stop free movement of people 5 Ente...
by bobscott
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

Could you not see that you MIGHT have to return?? But..., but..., but that would require intelligence and foresight, surely? :D Ouch! How rude can you get???? Could I gently point out, please, that many of us have no vote in the UK any longer, despite being UK taxpayers, having passed the 15-year r...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

Exactly so, Warwick, which is why these "what if" scare stories peddled by sections of the UK media are just that. The othe r EU member states have a far bigger stake in avoiding the sort of problems Brian is quoting, because they have so many more of their citizens in the UK than we do i...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 5272

Re: Storm Clouds.

Don't worry! Mrs May is going to take over direct negotiations with Barnier according to Sky News, so the Utopia that the UK voted for will appear and the 'will of the British people ' will be upheld. And Santa will be down your chimney on Dec 25th, but with flying pigs rather than reindeer!!! Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Museum Fire

Seventy-four people now confirmed dead in the fires. Just what exactly does 'Three days of national mourning' involve? Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Museum Fire

The truly criminal aspect of the tragedy is the failure of successive Greek governments to address properly the issue of summer wildfires in the country. It's a known, annual problem which has been dogged by maladministration, apathy and corruption. It's not an excuse, nor necessarily implying an a...

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