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by Kilkis
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buying an apartment in Nea Hora
Replies: 11
Views: 994

Re: Buying an apartment in Nea Hora

Probably not. The government is currently facing this problem and finding it very difficult to resolve, e.g see this ekathimerini article . In most areas of Greece there are so few properties changing hands that it makes it difficult to calculate the ratio of objective value to market value. The cur...
by Kilkis
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

Shouldn't that read, "Next year I will mostly be smelling of Vicks", see Jesse in the Fast Show. Remember, I know what you look like.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Pensions

If you take the whole pension pot in one go in the UK then the first 25 % is tax free but the other 75 % counts as income in that year and is taxed as such. If you had a salary in that year the 75 % of the pension pot is added to it which could lead to paying very high marginal tax rates on that 75 ...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Jobs Wanted Crete
Topic: Looking for shop work
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Looking for shop work

Also you can't guarantee that you will get paid. A friend's daughter worked for a shop owner in Chania, also on €3 per hour, but he would frequently not pay her or pay her less and fob her off with promises of "next time". In the end she got sick of it and told him she was leaving at which...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

Some other examples would be all diseases treated with anti-biotics such as pneumonia, with a success rate of between 70 % and 80 %, gonorrhoea and primary syphilis, both with a success rate typically 100 %. OK, it's not perfect and some very serious cases of pneumonia don't respond to treatment. Al...
by Kilkis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Pensions
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Pensions

It might be worth reading the 1, 2 and 3 star reviews on Trust Pilot. Despite their overall high rating and the relatively few poor ratings it sounds like it isn't all sunshine and light.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

I'm sorry but this is getting absolutely ridiculous. This thread is a classic example of the current problem of an inability to distinguish quality of information that is growing in prevalence. The Internet is a boon as a source of information but it is also a curse. People read reports and believe ...
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

You think so? I would suggest everybody who is interested in the topic should read this from Cancer Research. Yes, the article specifically deals with cancer but you could replace the word "cancer" with your illness of choice and the arguments would still apply. Oh, sorry, I forgot, they a...
by Kilkis
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Accountant and removalist recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Accountant and removalist recommendations

Yannis, John, who ran a car repair business on the Omalos road has retired. A young guy has taken over from him and from what I have heard is also very good. I haven't used him myself yet but intend to the next time I need a service. That was discussed not long ago so you are probably remembering th...
by Kilkis
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Accountant and removalist recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: Accountant and removalist recommendations

I believe the accountant who has been recommended most on LiC is George Atsalakis in Chania and I am certainly not aware that he has retired. He is currently dealing with a full tax audit for me so I hope he hasn't. He certainly hadn't about 3 weeks ago when I last visited his office and there is no...
by Kilkis
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: DVD/CD player
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: DVD/CD player

Virtually any drive will do provided it is the correct size and has the correct interface. If you have a local PC shop you could take the old drive in and ask for one similar. They are not difficult to take out/refit. There are only two sizes, deep ones, i.e. about 40 mm, as fitted in most desktop P...
by Kilkis
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New National Road
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: New National Road

A fairly typical scenario occurs when the project is partially EU funded. In order to obtain the EU funds the national government has to pay a proportion of the cost. Often in Greece the government commits to do this, starts the project, spends all the EU funds and then doesn't have the national fun...
by Kilkis
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

It's the use of the word "possibility" I am objecting to. The chart seems to demonstrate quite conclusively that they have prolonged life. I would also comment that the last time I saw somebody claiming: I suspect, by and large, that Big Pharma doesn't really want to find cures for anythin...
by Kilkis
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

Yep, medical research, most of it carried out by the pharmaceutical companies, really has completely failed hasn't it? We'd have been a lot better off without them?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitoes
Replies: 40
Views: 2736

Re: Mosquitoes

I am certainly not claiming that the pharmaceutical industry never gets it wrong, sometimes with disastrous consequences. They also often try to cover up their mistakes making the outcome even worse. When they do get it wrong I think they should suffer much bigger penalties than they do. The bad dec...

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