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paiktis
06-03-2014, 18:58:06
i was lyucky to get a master's degree after the collapse of the iron curtain and came into contact with various people from eastern europe.
i remember the fyromulan guy (who was really cool btw) i remember those adorable goofish poles and then i remember the ukrainians.
whereas i could easily classify (wrongly of course) all the rest, the ukrainians shortcircuited my classification system.
i could unsderstant the chezh guy saying they are sluts whenever there were russian girls around (which were beautiful and i always wanted to get to know them better) but ukranians baffled me.
the first contact i got from them was that they HATED the russians and i thought that was a case of eastern european measles.
but then i met another ukranian girl and she was like russia number one and communism and orthodoxy and all that and greece number one etc.
and i was like what the fuck?
also those two ukranians didnt even talk to eachother. whenever they met, they held their head high and all snotty and simply nodded to eachother. i was more cordial with murat ffs.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 08:14:12
East Ukraine: messed up, hopeless case like Greece, loves Russia
West Ukraine: messed up, has some potential, western oriented

Funko
07-03-2014, 09:21:30
Dyl, I wish you were our news reader.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 09:34:17
Why not Paiktis?

Funko
07-03-2014, 09:36:47
He's going to be Poet Laureate.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 09:38:11
Wouldn't it be great to have your news read by the poet laureate?

Funko
07-03-2014, 11:36:08
They should be writing poems about last years news.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 13:36:49
Or next year's.

Funko
07-03-2014, 13:44:11
or a train.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 13:45:12
an english train

Funko
07-03-2014, 14:22:50
an english train in the rain, with the people speaking foreign hurting Mr Farage's brain.

zmama
07-03-2014, 14:56:50
"Oh my swain! Are you out there in the rain?"

RedFred
07-03-2014, 15:11:36
Yes - five straight days of rain so far. I thought this thread was mainly about Ukraine.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 16:01:29
It is, about UK rain.

zmama
07-03-2014, 16:04:41
Groan, the pain!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
07-03-2014, 16:06:48
you groan in vain

Funko
07-03-2014, 16:14:32
It is, about UK rain.

Yes.

paiktis
07-03-2014, 16:19:46
East Ukraine: messed up, hopeless case like Greece, loves Russia
West Ukraine: messed up, has some potential, western oriented

hmrf...
why is greece a hopeless case?
really i want to hear your opinion.
are you just joking or do you mean it?
(sorry for the serious question)

Oerdin
07-03-2014, 19:30:20
It is, about UK rain.

The BBC has a good article how changes in government land use policies could dramatically decrease flooding in down stream locations. Apparently the UK government has been paying farmers to dig channels to drain peat bogs in order to increase the total amount of land available for livestock grazing. The problem is all that drained water increased the amount of flooding downstream (I know, what a surprise) so now the government is talking about paying farmers to remove the drainage systems after it already paid them to build them. :bash:

paiktis
10-03-2014, 23:43:36
btw a greek reporter in crimea got jumped on by paramilitary and they broke his nose.
he seems to be greek-ukrainian and i dont know what "great idea" got into his head and along with ukranian reporters he tried to film (russian) paramilitary breaking in a military instalation.
then paramiltiary men got out of the car attacked all of them indiscriminately, broke all equipment, stole money, papers and the poor guy had his nose broken.


also nearly all cities in crimea have greek names.
sevastopole = the venerated city
symferopole = the city of common interest
mariopole - the city of maria ( :confused: ) (where 150.000 greek origin people remain, without the slightest scare as was reported)

Funko
11-03-2014, 08:52:50
The BBC has a good article how changes in government land use policies could dramatically decrease flooding in down stream locations. Apparently the UK government has been paying farmers to dig channels to drain peat bogs in order to increase the total amount of land available for livestock grazing. The problem is all that drained water increased the amount of flooding downstream (I know, what a surprise) so now the government is talking about paying farmers to remove the drainage systems after it already paid them to build them. :bash:

Also they stopped farmers getting paid to plant trees, and it seems upstream trees are a massive help in slowing the rate water gets to rivers, so helps with reducing flooding.

But the volumes of rain we've had this winter have been so exceptional they are probably only minor contributors.