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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:55 pm
A bit different today, Filippos. Today they would be firing air-guns, throwing bricks at the fire tenders and trying to urinate on the firemen from the top of a tall building BUT they wouldn't be getting excited. All done in a very matter of fact way.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:34 pm
Kilkis wrote:.......they would be firing air-guns, throwing bricks at the fire tenders and trying to urinate on the firemen from the top of a tall building ............
What in that Green and Pleasant Land? Surely not!
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:55 pm
There is a Greek update on swine flu on the mainland and in Crete here:
It is in English.
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:50 pm
Hudson wrote:What in that Green and Pleasant Land? Surely not!
Unfortunately, it's true. My brother-in-law has just retired from the fire brigade, age 50, and couldn't wait to get away from it all. The kids think it hugely funny to throw bricks at firemen trying to save lives.
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:07 pm
Second 'serious case' of swine flu in Greece confirmed, again in Heraklion:
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_ar ... 009_109362
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:21 pm
According to the number of hits per second on the UK's Swineflu site everybody in England should have been suffering from the flu in 7 hours
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:50 pm
We were given some excellent advice by a local in Kalyves today:
"Drink raki - no swine flu".
'im indoors intends to follow this advice.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 pm
Im indoors must be prescient, Maggie. To the best of my knowledge he's been following this advice for many years before swine flu ever appeared or does this mean he needs to up the dose?
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:27 pm
Kilkis wrote:Im indoors must be prescient, Maggie. To the best of my knowledge he's been following this advice for many years before swine flu ever appeared or does this mean he needs to up the dose?
Whatever, Warwick, it works - he hasn't got swine flu!!
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:25 pm
Despite the reports, many of us in UK have not yet surrendered to the virus, despite living in so called 'hot spots'.
There are reports that 'Tamiflu' is now being sold at stalls on car boot sales since the help desks have been set up. The hysteria whipped up here by this Government and press in UK has not helped matters in my opinion.
Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:40 am
For many years I've thrown rolled up balls of newspaper out of the window each day to keep the elephants away. I've discovered it's equally effective for swine flu avoidance, too.
Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Greek Government calls for inoculation of entire population in September as action plan for pandemic unveiled.
It was decided under the order of the prime minister to vaccinate all citizens and residents of the country, without exception,” Avramopoulos told reporters after an Inner Cabinet meeting chaired by Premier Costas Karamanlis
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_ar ... 009_109461
This is a little unsettling - to be forced on everyone?
Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:43 pm
I'm surprised they can afford it when they can't afford to pay the farmers a few cents more. It will kill a few people. I'm not keen on unnecessary innoculations; some people are allergic to the preservatives; some have a bad reaction to the killed virus. I suspect there are vested interests here. Which politicians have shares in the drug companies?
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:36 pm
I called the Swine flu hot line today, but all I got was crackling
I heard that one of the symptoms is that you come out in rashers.
Another symptom is that you get the trotts.
The wife woke up this morning with pigtails in her hair, should she be worried !!.
The doctor asked me how long I'd felt this way, I said about a weeeeeeeek.
My mate rang in to say he had Swine flu, but I think he's telling porkies.
Swine flu is no problem to pigs, they are going to get cured anyway.
URGENT, If you get an e mail with Swine flu in the heading DELETE at once it' only spam
(I don't suppose it's original, but it made me smile.)
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:51 pm
As I'm coming to Crete in September, I'll avoid the inoculation programme here in the UK. If the Greek authorities offer it to me, I'll tell them I already had it in the UK, thanks anyway.
Worrying article about Tamiflu:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... recks.html
Worrying opinions about "Swine flu" inoculation: