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Forum: The Lounge
Jan 28th 2015, 6:35 am
Replies: 5,128
Views: 622,036
Posted By Lenox

Re: Jokes: A little light distraction!

If you think lawyers don't have hearts, read the best lawyer story of our time.

The Salvation Army realized that it had never received a donation from the city's most successful lawyer. So a...
Forum: Spain
Jan 27th 2015, 7:27 am
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By Lenox

Gerrymandering against the foreign vote

Our mayor has just issued a notice saying that Europeans must check to see if they are still on the padrón since the rule is 'five years for Europeans and two for non-Europeans'. Many names have been...
Forum: Spain
Jan 23rd 2015, 12:30 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By Lenox

Re: The Olive Press newspaper

It will be back soon - meanwhile, they are on Facebook.
Forum: Spain
Dec 19th 2014, 6:08 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,507
Posted By Lenox

Re: Exterminate... (More houses demolished)

The AUAN (http://www.almanzora-au.org/) is an active organisation in Almería, joined up with SOHA in Málaga and the AUN in Valencia (which concentrates more on 'land grab'). See their sites for...
Forum: Spain
Nov 25th 2014, 2:10 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,983
Posted By Lenox

Re: Urgghhh- Creepy crawlies

Well, it's a kind of wood borer which gets into the beams, which eventually will rot. They bite.
Forum: Spain
Nov 19th 2014, 9:14 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,507
Posted By Lenox

Exterminate... (More houses demolished)

Two more British-owned homes were demolished yesterday, Tuesday, in Cantoria, Almeria, with the Junta de Andalucia, as promised, once again shooting itself in the foot and causing anger in both...
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 12th 2014, 4:52 pm
Replies: 5,128
Views: 622,036
Posted By Lenox

Re: Jokes: A little light distraction!

The inventor of predictive text has died.

His funfair will be hello on Sundial.

Heh!
Forum: Spain
Nov 12th 2014, 1:08 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Lenox

The Olive Press

The Olive Press prints its 200th issue this week - it's nice to see that one of the local English-language papers can manage to survive while still being worth reading. I ran a local paper (The...
Forum: Spain
Nov 7th 2014, 6:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Lenox

Re: Local Elections - Who should I Vote For?

In local politics, it's not the party but the personality. See who has the better reputation and follow him.
It is true to say that generally, the politician will support those who support him,...
Forum: Spain
Nov 7th 2014, 6:05 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Lenox

Re: Such a Fuss From the Brits

The ecologists are very strong in the Andalucian Government (which helps explain our huge unemployment). Being largely city-folk, they are keen to keep the countryside empty (even of prickly pear,...
Forum: Spain
Nov 7th 2014, 6:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,656
Posted By Lenox

Re: Houses in Zurgena

Just to add, Zurgena has a British councillor called Jim Simpson who is an ex-policeman. Jim has a blog on local town hall stuff here (http://jimszurgena.blogspot.com.es/).
Forum: Spain
Nov 7th 2014, 5:09 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,656
Posted By Lenox

Re: Houses in Zurgena

Zurgena is one of the small number of 'problem' towns in the Almanzora Valley (mainly because the mayor, during the time of the 'illegal houses', was from a minor political party. He has since been...
Forum: Spain
Nov 7th 2014, 4:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By Lenox

Such a Fuss From the Brits

The local paper La Voz de Almería says (http://www.lavozdealmeria.es/vernoticia.asp?IdNoticia=70965&IdSeccion=3) that the Junta de Andalucía has demolished 14 buildings in the province in the last...
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2014, 2:35 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,409
Posted By Lenox

Re: The Real News is Disturbing

If corruption in Spain wasn't endemic, there wouldn't be a call, a democratic call, from the population for a group like Podemos.
Get rid of the corruption, the nepotism, the commissions, the...
Forum: Spain
Nov 4th 2014, 10:48 am
Replies: 105
Views: 6,409
Posted By Lenox

Re: The Real News is Disturbing

Well, Podemos is giving hope to a lot of people who, since 2008, haven't had any. Perhaps it will work, perhaps not. But at the moment, they are in the lead according to the opinion polls - from...
Forum: Spain
Nov 3rd 2014, 4:34 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,409
Posted By Lenox

Re: The Real News is Disturbing

The traditional parties don't seem able (or interested) to stop corruption, which is seen to be a problem by people who have been ripped off by the bankers, the judiciary and, above all, their...
Forum: Spain
Oct 31st 2014, 11:29 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lenox

Re: Burning bulls

In general terms - here on this thread and elsewhere - many Brits and others are concerned about the suffering of our fellow creatures. Very laudable too. But this must be a modern idea, to imagine...
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2014, 4:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lenox

Re: Burning bulls

Takes all sorts.
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2014, 4:11 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,409
Posted By Lenox

Re: The Real News is Disturbing

Hi Cricketman - I agree: head for the hills!!
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2014, 3:42 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 6,409
Posted By Lenox

The Real News is Disturbing

There has been a large number of corruption stories in the Spanish press in the last few weeks - ignored for some reason by the English freebies. In reality, things are getting pretty bad with the...
Forum: Spain
Oct 30th 2014, 3:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lenox

Re: Burning bulls

I know many Spaniards who support la corrida, I also know a vet who works at the bullrings, and I also known the son of a famous bullfighter from the fifties and sixties. It's all part of Life, and...
Forum: Spain
Oct 17th 2014, 8:32 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By Lenox

Re: Land grabs/ property fraud

The 'Land Grab' law is still in place in the Valencian Community at least. The thing is, with the current 'crisis' upon us, no one is particularly keen to plan a major urbanisation with their and the...
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2014, 8:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Lenox

Re: Ebola

It doesn't give you much confidence, if they can screw up a controlled area in the hospital, then anything is possible. A crate of baked beans, and me for the hills!
Forum: Spain
Oct 6th 2014, 8:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By Lenox

Ebola

Seriously. Are they mad? A nurse who attended the missionary who was recently repatriated from West Africa and then died of Ebola in Madrid... has been found to have contracted the virus and that she...
Forum: Spain
Aug 10th 2014, 11:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Lenox

Google Tax for News

Like many people who write a blog, I use short quotes from other sites with their corresponding link. I write a weekly newsletter with useful news for home-owners, with no advertising or 'puffs',...
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