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Forum: Portugal
Yesterday, 10:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By macliam

Re: Portugal and the Third World

I'd take what you were told with a pinch of salt...... My wife's step-mother was a "retornado" and so were many of the people in her village in the north of Portugal. She had joined her brother in...
Forum: Portugal
Yesterday, 4:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By macliam

Re: Portugal and the Third World

What you say is true - but it should also be remembered that the revolution in 1974 only happened because the junior officers were unwilling to remain cannon fodder in the colonial wars and staged a...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 14th 2019, 10:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,327
Posted By macliam

Re: The end of 10 years RNH nears .... what will you do?

Hmmm....I think you'll find that the Italian community in Olhao are not there because they like Portuguese food and the immense growth in French purchases is driven as much by punitive taxes at home...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 14th 2019, 8:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By macliam

Re: Electricity and via verde questions

I haven't played the elecricity game - so I stayed with EDP - I heard that others try to tie you into restrictive contracts but check what's on offer in your area.

I rent the Via Verde...
Jun 14th 2019, 8:01 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Oy, celtic fringe, stobbit!!
Jun 11th 2019, 10:33 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Nice try - but they just think you're wrong.
.... and they have a point.
Jun 11th 2019, 6:52 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

On current form, 50 years is probably not enough........
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 11th 2019, 2:39 pm
Replies: 22,953
Views: 1,347,783
Posted By macliam

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

So, are you saying the toilet was damaged too?
Jun 11th 2019, 2:36 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Yeah, don't tell him that the UK (in 4th place) contributes less than Italy and that Spain comes in 5th. "We're the 5th biggest economy in the world (but we's rather not pay our share..)" ........
Jun 11th 2019, 1:10 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Yeah, right - you might want to check how Ireland is doing these days in terms of GDP per capita.......
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 11th 2019, 1:03 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 6,791
Posted By macliam

Re: Hobbies

There was a good rationale for this - to begin with, available transmission rates meant that large amounts of data took longer to transfer than it took a man on a motorbike to cover the 120 miles...
Jun 11th 2019, 12:45 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

No sunshine, it's just you couldn't "keep it in your trousers"..... and do you really want to go down the road about the relocation of assets, etc.? Mind you, living up to your obligations doesn't...
Jun 11th 2019, 12:04 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Poor dears, complaining about a supposed drain on your finances sounds like an absent father complaining about having to support his kids..... if you'd kept yourself to yourself, there'd be no...
Jun 11th 2019, 11:26 am
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

...... but you keep telling us how these immigrants are preventing the poor British worker from getting a job and/or creating an oversupply of labour..... now it seems, they aren't, so your argument...
Jun 11th 2019, 9:19 am
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

If you're determined to see immigration as an evil, you'll find any number of "reasons" to justify it - that's the way it works with scapegoats..... after all, there's only so much air too - look at...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 11th 2019, 8:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By macliam

Re: Dash Cams

As with CCTV, the problems may only occur once you try to use the images........
Jun 11th 2019, 8:15 am
Replies: 10,929
Views: 270,701
Posted By macliam

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Yeah, but no. Unfortunately, the agreement between the UK and Ireland (which ignored Rockall) carries no weight unless agreed by Denmark and Iceland as well - and AIUI, EEZs don't pertain to fishing...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 11th 2019, 7:31 am
Replies: 108
Views: 4,003
Posted By macliam

Re: Men and their clothing choices

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OK, now it's just becoming random long hair!! (did the late Rodney Bewes ever even have a...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 10th 2019, 10:19 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 4,003
Posted By macliam

Re: Men and their clothing choices

Gee, thanks....... such a handsome pair!

But no curly hair on me, now or then...... hard to believe I went from that to having my hair razor-cut by a French ex-para in five years. "One day he's in...
Forum: Portugal
Jun 10th 2019, 9:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By macliam

Re: Looking for a apartament

Oh, if only that were the only thing not to trust!!:whistle:

Overall, agree with what has been said - write down what you want, break it down by MUST HAVEs and NICE TO HAVEs,
Decide a possible...
Jun 10th 2019, 8:59 pm
Replies: 2,277
Views: 92,689
Posted By macliam

Re: Tories in chaos

Do you mean the lump of labour fallacy, Coddy?...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 10th 2019, 8:45 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 4,003
Posted By macliam

Re: Men and their clothing choices

I just wish I still had the hair :unsure:........ and the waistline, 28" Levi's.....
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 10th 2019, 7:11 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 6,791
Posted By macliam

Re: Hobbies

Early days our backup tapes went between computer centres by motorcycle courier...... we called it Hondanet!
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 10th 2019, 7:07 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 6,791
Posted By macliam

Re: Hobbies

Ahhh, It Can't Last!!! - betcha there aren't too many Usercode and 2900 VME programs in use these days - memories of cross-training courses at Windsor, 1981. Then on to IBM MVS (which seemed like a...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 10th 2019, 6:24 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 4,003
Posted By macliam

Re: Men and their clothing choices

Yeah, I went bearded for a while too.... right up to graduation.... but while my time in the UK bridged the transition from flares to straight-leg. Ireland was a different matter, and rural Co.Tipp...
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