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by Topdriller
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yes!
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Well said, Philip Chrysopoulos.....

Jon
by Topdriller
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: SPLIT TOPIC. Are the poor paying for the crisis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Warwick, I agree with your analysis but that doesn't change the fact that Greece would be better off if the top 10% of earners here paid their taxes. The UK tax percentage figures still stand, even if the top 1% hide some / most of their taxable income. Inefficient as HMRC undoubtably are they're pa...
by Topdriller
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: SPLIT TOPIC. Are the poor paying for the crisis?
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

SPLIT TOPIC. Are the poor paying for the crisis?

When a government refuses to listen to its people - not the rich who have everything but the poor who are paying for it... Can someone explain how the European poor are paying for it? "The highest-earning 1 per cent of Britons pay almost 30 per cent of all income taxes, according to research. ...
by Topdriller
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Young people and Golden Dawn
Replies: 46
Views: 5441

Carol,

Yes, I'm afraid you're probably right. Warwick's earlier description of the Greek national mentality - although mirrored in many other countries - is probably more accurate than any of us would want to believe.

Jon
by Topdriller
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fill my pool
Replies: 18
Views: 3673

John,

I bow to your pool knowledge :D

Jon
by Topdriller
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Young people and Golden Dawn
Replies: 46
Views: 5441

Totally agree, Warwick. GD is a sickness strengthened because the ordinary people are angry, frustrated and now without any real hope due to the lack lustre performance of the politicians running the two mainstream parties. How anyone can give their sick ideals credence is beyond me. Uneducated, big...
by Topdriller
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fill my pool
Replies: 18
Views: 3673

I've tried both methods ie John's empty, pressure wash and leave as well as keeping it ticking over during the long winter months ie October to May. Last week I was at the pool shop in Chania and the owner recommended the latter method ie keep it running. Something to consider too, if a tiled pool, ...
by Topdriller
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heating Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 4545

Since June this year the oil price has dropped 29% i.e. from $115 to $82 per barrel today. Remember 2007 when it topped $147 per barrel? I'm guessing it may drop further, after all what better way to bring Putin (and Iran) to heel than by reducing their main source of foreign revenues? I can't help ...
by Topdriller
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Builder
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Andrew, Didn't you say some time back that Euroland were building your new house here on Crete? As previously mentioned, in the Chania area they have a solid reputation for building good houses. A number of our friends live in Euroland built properties and I've yet to hear anyone complain. In fact, ...
by Topdriller
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Friends on Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 6262

Friends on Tour

We have friends who want to drive from Chania towards AG Nic and Sitia and then back along the south coast before north to Rethymnon and back to Chania. They intend making it a three or four day trip and any recommendations re nice hotels, restaurants, things to see etc would be much appreciated fro...
by Topdriller
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Tiled Patio
Replies: 8
Views: 2492

Andrew,

You buy the tiles, cement etc wholesale, get them delivered and then find a recommended Albanian (they're normally the best for stone, patio and wall work) and ask him for a per metre price.

Your patio cost will drop exponentially...

Jon
by Topdriller
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 46
Views: 7667

The above article cites tax evasion on an industrial scale.....

Jon
by Topdriller
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 46
Views: 7667

No one has yet explained how keeping a nationalised electricity company will benefit the people, the consumers. Take heating oil as an example of this Government's callous disregard for the poor i.e. they doubled the price to deter farmers from putting winter diesel in their pickups. Never mind how ...
by Topdriller
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 46
Views: 7667

So, when the electricity sector is nationalised like it is here and the Government tack on a property tax is that not exploiting a monopoly situation? As for health and education being privatised, are not some of the best hospitals and schools in many countries the privatised and fee paying ones? I ...
by Topdriller
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Power Cuts
Replies: 46
Views: 7667

The local infrastructure is close to collapse. http://www.euractiv.com/energy/energy-meltdown-looms-large-gree-news-513095 The dirty fuel (lignite) is still driving many of the Greek power stations. http://www.wwf.org.uk/wwf_articles.cfm?unewsid=2040 The fact is lignite is Greece's most important in...

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