Dec 3, 2013 at 18:58:38
“would that it were so...
while much of the above might have been true 30 years ago, it is not today...
today, with the advent of fast food everywhere, kids are bulging out of their jeans; many families eat 'on the fly' too busy to sit down together...
who can take a siesta today? greece integrated and has supposedly become 'european...what greek banker can be snoozing after eating the big afternoon meal at home with his family in his underwear on a hot summer day while his german counterpart is calling frantically from bonn. the poor greek will once again be accused of laziness...the siesta is a thing of the past...
greeks may be walking more today, but for a while greeks were purchasing more luxury cars than almost anyone else in europe...everybody was driving everywhere! but with the economic crisis, the amount of autos on the road has precipitously dropped...
on the other hand, greek people on a whole are still very generous and warm, as anyone who has summered in greece can testify. and best of all, they are not sheep- and always question authority (unlike some other peoples who will remain unnamed). hopefully, the nation will find a way out of the mess that easy credit, materialism and cronyism created...”
msm0207 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:01:28
“I think a lot was taken from the island occupants. No cars.
Law of supply and demand changes everything. No money, luxuries stop, sometimes necessities. Bankrupt government, they'll resort to other means of income. Tourism needs to be kept up or else. Hence the article.”
DavidMG on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:13:32
“Nothing stays the same, but it will take a long time for the islands to change .”
“and then there are the new breed of highly militarized police coming to the force from a tour or two in the marines (oooraaah), who, conditioned with an 'us or them' mentality, continue to see civilians as the enemy...and treat them as such.
“sorry, i've never seen the past participle of debut...i wonder if it is american usage...”
novapsyche on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:14:10
“Well, of that I would be unaware. However, a quick check of online dictionaries assures me that the word is recognized as being both a noun as well as a verb (and, more importantly, as a transitive verb).”
“mediocre minds working for a news 'corporation'...journalists who speak local languages and are region savvy - not important...rather, spend the money on retired generals to analyze the news for us...”
“have you ever met anyone from the gush emunim? when this hardline settler group seizes another hilltop from a palestinian village to become another settlement, it isn't ever worthy of news coverage...”
libnot1953 on Nov 10, 2013 at 07:34:30
“Like i said there was land deals,peace deals, all kinds of deals in the past and the Palestinians would always retaliate in some way to ruin the agreement. So say what you want these people don't want peace. Period.”
people conveniently forgot about what was done to the former inhabitants of north america...”
jsphx on Oct 19, 2013 at 08:42:53
“NO.The Native Americans and Meztizos know a lot more than YOU will ever forget.”
Jumperbones1 on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:45:47
cavemaster1110 on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:34:01
“dont forget the 60million christians exterminated by stalin burt your teachers were told by your government not to teach the true historical facts .i do agree with u totally .our teaching system is run by our government”
“call it what you will my friend...melted steel mixed with fissile material has obviously found its way into the ground underneath the concrete slab the reactors sit on...semantics won't change that fact.
do you work in the nuclear industry?”
“when i went to college in the late 70's, frats were still living under the rocks they had been driven in the late 60's...and ROTC had been eradicated completely...how things have changed!”
Conservativeslayer on Sep 4, 2013 at 08:03:38
“As much as I love the movie "Animal House", it's largely responsible for the resurrection of the college greek system. It was indeed dying out in the 70's as you said. But the popularity of the film, inspired many to join fraternities and sororities.”
“There can be no criticality after the meltdowns, you can wish that there is but that does not make it so. As far as the 2200mSv per hour, where does this reading exist, if in the reactor buildings then that is no surprise, if on contact with some of the holding tanks, not likely. From what I can tell there appear to be some local hot spots of beta radiation. If there are such hot spots then they should either put up shielding or barricade the area. Let me repeat there can be no ongoing criticality, it is physically impossible.”