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Re: Chaos in Spain

#361 Post by Jetex Jim » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:42 pm

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Asked at various private clinics in Figueras about vaccine. No, none to be had. They have to obtain vaccines via the EU, even though they are private, and the EU....... blah blah blah....
Spain sounds so chaotic. How can you stand to live there? And isn't it in the EU too?
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Re: Chaos in Spain

#362 Post by OFSO » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:02 pm

I can't. But with the collapse of the economies in the countries where potential buyers of my villa live, the place hasn't sold and therefore we are unhappily still here. Spain is indeed a Member State of the EU as far as taking their money goes. Regarding the obeying of regulations concerning political prisoners and torturing them, or allowing other EU citizens to work in Spain... No

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#363 Post by Jetex Jim » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:49 am

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I can't. But with the collapse of the economies in the countries where potential buyers of my villa live, the place hasn't sold and therefore we are unhappily still here.
That doesn't explain why you moved there in the first place. However, I do think you rather enjoy your victim status. It gives you something to write about.

It does rather put me in mind of the proverb, Pain is inevitable: suffering is optional.
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Re: Chaos in Spain

#364 Post by OFSO » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:33 am

What an utterly loathsome individual you are.

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#365 Post by Jetex Jim » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:47 am

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What an utterly loathsome individual you are.
The hook of the barbed wit that was the toast of the Corporal's club hey?
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#366 Post by Nick Riviera » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:16 am

Jetex Jim wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:47 am
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Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:33 am
What an utterly loathsome individual you are.
The hook of the barbed wit that was the toast of the Corporal's club hey?
It's killing you that the UK is vaccinating so successfully because we left the EU, isn't it?

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#367 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:56 pm

Or as someone once said, France is a wonderful place only one problem the.......

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#368 Post by G-CPTN » Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:03 pm

Which paraphrases why an acquaintance returned from emigrating to Australia - "Australia was alright - it's just the Australians . . ."

Johnnie was a bit of a dolt who wouldn't listen to advice and continued to make disastrous mistakes.

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#369 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:42 pm

If I had only met the Oz customs in Darwin I would have agreed.

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#370 Post by AtomKraft » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:57 am

You know OFSO, there's alternatives to Spain or the UK. We've settled in Bulgaria. It's inexpensive, very peaceful and welcoming to foreigners.
I'd recommend it strongly. There's no pc or wanky leftishness here either.
Only problem is my UK chums refer to us a 'the wombles' now...

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#371 Post by OFSO » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:02 am

Yes, there are many lovely places in the world: Catalunia was thirty years ago when I first came here. But both because it's changed out of all recognition, and because I want to return home and live where I was born, London is my destination.

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#372 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:06 am

What's with Whitton?

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#373 Post by OFSO » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:27 pm

Luckily fifteen minutes on foot from Hounslow station where superbly clean and fast trains whisk me to Waterloo..
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Re: Chaos in Spain

#374 Post by OFSO » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:11 am

32,000 dosis of Covid vaccine for Catalunia shown arriving at an airport "this Sunday morning" on TV news just now, although oddly enough in broad daylight whereas where I am it's still dark.

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#375 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:08 pm

OFSO, if that was UK you would then see them again, arm by arm.

Last night we had yet another assault, I think the victim was Indian, pour encourage lea autre.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#376 Post by OFSO » Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:29 pm

In fact every 24 hr TV news channel, Catalan, Spanish, French, German and UK is showing ad infinitum et ab nauseum (correction required) injection after injection. I have requested a vial or twain of the magic juice to be half inched and sent down from the UK, if it ever arrives we shall inject each other but promise not to post photos here of the act.

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#377 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:59 pm

Rumour has it that seeing 3 jabs per day for 3 months will lead to heard community.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#378 Post by OFSO » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:51 am

I suspect that's the plan. More video clips this morning of vaccines "arriving", packages being opened, more shots of young people being "vaccinated". The impression given here is that the vaccination program is being managed superbly. OTOH German TV News is full of "Why did our politicians screw up" clips and grudging admission that the British got it right.

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#379 Post by OFSO » Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:37 pm

Walking back thru town after an hour in the PO waiting to dispatch a missive to HMRC, I noticed the crowds of working men on pavements - narrow pavements - all waiting to rush into bars cafés and restaurants opening at the AC mandated time of 13:00. In the days of BC, such places would have been open all morning and those wishing lunch would have driften in in ones twos and threes. Now, to prevent them catching Covid, they are forced to stand in shoulder-to-shoulder groups on the pavements and all sit in close proximity around tables two metres apart.....

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Re: Chaos in Spain

#380 Post by Boac » Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:41 pm

Not quite clear on who is 'forcing' them
to stand in shoulder-to-shoulder groups on the pavements
? Is it the police, the army?

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