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by Devil
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 59
Views: 2466

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Devil, if he hadn't written those words, he would still have a job, so in effect, that was the cause of him no longer being Ambassador, which ever way you spin it. No! Those words were written a long time ago and were not the cause of his retirement. Because some person saw fit to publish them, pro...
by Devil
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 59
Views: 2466

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

It was part of my post that he may lose his position due to his written words, I was accused of having bizarre and eccentric views, seems not. Wrong end of the stick, again. He did not lose his post, he resigned. Also, not because of what he wrote, which has been largely accepted (except by Johnson...
by Devil
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Liner @ Paphos Harbour
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Liner @ Pahos Harbour

Where is Pahos Harbour? :) :)
by Devil
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos: 6.77% of water irrigation needs go to golf courses
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Paphos: 6.77% of water irrigation needs go to golf courses

Maybe they're keeping the water for a rainy day :)
by Devil
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 59
Views: 2466

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Firefly wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Surely he could have reported his findings/opinions verbally.
You obviously have no idea how the FO works. :( :(
by Devil
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 59
Views: 2466

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Unfortunately, it is almost sure that Trump will declare him persona non grata and he will be forced to leave.
by Devil
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom
Replies: 59
Views: 2466

Re: Trump's Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Firefly wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
I cannot imagine what sort of person acting as British Ambassador, would actually write this, how foolish.
Do you really think that internal confidential documents are couched in diplomatic language?
by Devil
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Treatment plant still burying solid waste
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Treatment plant still burying solid waste

Oxford:
lacuna n.
A hiatus, a blank, a missing portion, esp. in a manuscript or text. M17.
-te adj.
by Devil
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Treatment plant still burying solid waste
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Treatment plant still burying solid waste

The whole issue of Waste is one of Cyprus' most lacunate errors. I was in discussion with officials on the subject as long ago as 11 years, when I wrote a 30-odd page report on the subject, to no effect.
by Devil
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: ‘No more hiding behind bushes’ for traffic police
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: ‘No more hiding behind bushes’ for traffic police

trevnhil wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:04 pm
Hmmmm.. They will be wanting them to wear Hi Viz jackets next instead of black clothing.. ;-)
And they would still catch speeders!
by Devil
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Beyond Cyprus
Topic: 1955 Hull video
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: 1955 Hull video

smudger wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:17 pm
Do you know Hull?
Never been there, but was stationed at Pocklington in 1951/2 :( :( :(
by Devil
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Beyond Cyprus
Topic: 1955 Hull video
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: 1955 Hull video

Quite whimsical :) I'd love to see how DC would cope with modern traffic! :)
by Devil
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Wall-to-wall sunshine, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Wall-to-wall sunshine, but...

It looks like this week is going to be sunny, with moderate temperatures for the time of year. However, it looks like it will be intermittently quite breezy, even at night, Thursday excepted, so it may be a good idea to up the irrigation a notch and check on pool/pond levels.
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by Devil
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Met office issues yellow alert as temperatures set to hit 40 C inland
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Met office issues yellow alert as temperatures set to hit 40 C inland

According to my forecasts, I doubt 40°C except possibly in Nicosia with 'urban island' effect.
by Devil
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: You couldnt make it up.
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: You couldnt make it up.

Firefly wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Just another example of why we are becoming sick and tired of the stupid rules and regulations we are expected to abide by here.
Bureaucracy was invented by the British, don't complain. :lol:
by Devil
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Not a good example from future PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Not a good example from future PM

Am neither saint nor mouse, but I don't make our spats public, nor am I a public figure. The first stone was cast by the participants, not by those who accuse Boris, and if this row became public it was because it was obviously excessive. The building looks well-constructed and if the next-door neig...
by Devil
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

Re: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote

Lloyd They are all self-serving twerps. How I judge people is down to me and nothing to do with you. (Firefly dixit) Jules Stewart will, as with the others, say one thing and do another. Personally I believe that they all lie, time will tell. How I judge people is down to me and nothing to do with ...
by Devil
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote
Replies: 42
Views: 1747

Re: Rory Stewart gets the Hedgehog Vote

Don't agree that Rory stood head and shoulders above the rest, he was the only one not truly committed to Brexit, added to that he has obviously adopted the Corbyn dress code. He was fully committed to Brexit, as he was starting where May left off. OK, no tie, so what? You don't judge a book by its...