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by kouti
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greece Referendum
Replies: 189
Views: 46874

Re: Greece Referendum

Re Varoufakis' resignation ............. this self-confessed 'game theory' enthusiast knows all about one of the oldest routines in the book - ' Good Cop / Bad Cop'.
His old pal Tsipras will now implement the second part of the play.
Interesting times.
by kouti
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 46
Views: 13996

Jeff ....... the next time you're in the Sitia DEI office watch whenever one of the assistants uses the printer. They will give the first page a deep and meaningful examination and then screw it up and throw it in the bin. It's been like that for more than five years now. It used to be funny but not...
by kouti
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Solar Panels
Replies: 9
Views: 7895

The technology on this stuff moves so fast that it's difficult /impossible to call the right time to get PV but you might want to look at the 'Absolute Black' developments which seem to signify a real step change in PV before committing to a system. Their claims on efficiency / cost are interesting ...
by kouti
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Distribution of wealth in Greece
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Another shocking (to me) example of the disparity demonstrated in so many aspects of the current situation ......

http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2013 ... -laws.html
by kouti
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Economic failure
Replies: 4
Views: 2278

The pun was completely unintended .............I promise!!
by kouti
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Economic failure
Replies: 4
Views: 2278

Fuzer ........ " a few" ??
I admire your restraint
by kouti
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anybody made their own wine?
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

The last time I looked it was called Liatiko.
What are you fellow Sitians using to make your wine, I wonder?
by kouti
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Meanderings.. taxes, bribes, health, euro
Replies: 45
Views: 13992

The comments about the tax fiddling and corruption in the professions are well made but my experience is that it extends entirely through all levels. Many Cretans have told me that you are mad if you pay tax.... it just encourages the buggers. Some examples of the 'lower orders' abilities to screw t...
by kouti
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hope for the Future?
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

How is Papademos an exception?
He's the bankster who cooked the figures (with his Goldman Sachs pals) so that Greece could join the Euro in the first place!
by kouti
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: oil/gas exploration off Crete
Replies: 1
Views: 1272

I guess you may mean something lke this, Bob? http://www.nohotair.co.uk/gas-guru-blog/shale-gas-2012/164-lng/2404-what-is-north-america-going-to-do-with-all-this-oil.html Despite the nay-sayers and the Peak-Oilers, there are some huge changes underway worldwide..... and it ain't windmills, that's fo...
by kouti
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: It's a dog thing.
Replies: 11
Views: 3979

Or 'Fenton', maybe?
by kouti
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: At Least ELectricity's Cheap.
Replies: 22
Views: 8432

This just in from a parallel universe ....

http://www.saudiaramco.com/en/home.html ... eajax.html

Still, what does he know about hydrocarbons?
by kouti
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: White Smoke From the Vouli
Replies: 17
Views: 5067

....... and being the head of Nat Bank of Greece when books were cooked to fix entry into Euro???

Still, Barroso and Van Rompuy "warmly welcome" his appointment.
So that's OK then.
Now, all you little people - back to work, nothing to see here.
by kouti
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: At Least ELectricity's Cheap.
Replies: 22
Views: 8432

Well ..... in the last few years, the USA has gone from being a net importer of gas to self sufficient and is now a net exporter with production figures greater than Russia. Some reality ...... POTENTIAL GAS COMMITTEE REPORTS SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN MAGNITUDE OF U.S. NATURAL GAS RESOURCE BASE The Po...

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