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Treat well the refugees or else!
Now here's something you don't see very often but it sure is something to think about when you are talking about immigrants: This taken from the web-site of Il Piccolo today: Missing welcome for the refugees: Investigation by the Prosecutors officials> The fi...
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Last Post: Jun 5, 2016 11:21pm
by Larry Southgate
How is your Engish?
Do you ever read the leaflets inside the box which contains your medicines or pills or products you buy for your health's sake? They generally ask you to read carefully before you use the product. I don’t know about you folks out there but......EYE SP...
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Last Post: May 30, 2016 10:35pm
by Larry Southgate
A holiday in Skiathos - how to get there!
Anybody with time on their hands after they get to Trieste could try the following: Catch the ferry to Patras in Greece. Arrive Patras get bus to Athens. See the countryside and the Korinthos Canal. In Athens get the bus to Agios San Caterina. In San Caterin...
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Last Post: May 25, 2016 10:12pm
by Larry Southgate
Hunter gathering.
Just our ironic name for shopping - grocery shopping I mean - one of the most boring and annoying features of modern life. I suppose that's why so many people do it on-line and have it delivered. The drawback to that is that your bananas may be green or bruised and t...
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Last Post: May 22, 2016 12:08pm
by Harry Dixon
End of an Era.
THE END OF AN ERA. The following article has been taken from the web-site of Il Piccolo of 20 May 2016. It is a translation of an interview conducted by Piero Rauber, with Signor Illy, of coffee-making renown. It may give readers a little insight into the ̵...
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Last Post: May 21, 2016 5:16pm
by Larry Southgate
Earthquake - 40 years ago in Friuli.
Todays edition of I Piccolo website carried the banner headline of the tremendous earthquake that hit Friuli in the evening of 6 May 1976. The area has today been visited by Sig. Mattarella, the Italian President. I happened to be in Milan that day on business and w...
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Last Post: May 6, 2016 10:16pm
by Larry Southgate
Piazza San Antonio
Does it challenge one's faith in democracy? The design with the flat pack structures has gained the most support with 40% of the vote: The one with Victor Borge on the piano got only 8%:
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2016 10:38am
by Harry Dixon
Something else.
All kinds of e-mails pop-up in my in-box and one last night caught me by surprise. Twas from a lady called Lynne Webb, who is in Trieste with her father-in-law an ex RE bod who has forgotten how to get to San Giovanni barracks. I told her to get a taxi and ask for...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2016 10:24pm
by Larry Southgate
Montebello barracks and railway station
Dear Sirs, Greetings from Trieste! I am a member of the local railway museum with which I contribute like a modeller. Many many years ago I knew mr.George Tidey,a corporal who served in a Betfor fusilier rgt and married a Trieste's girl.We spoke a lot about his se...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2016 10:03pm
by Alessandro Rusin
Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And Summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; An...
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Last Post: Apr 23, 2016 2:00pm
by Harry Dixon
Hashish - speed - marijuana.
Did you know that marijuana is not illegal in Italy? In fact, you are allowed to have in your possession 5 grammes for personal use, 5 grammes at home and you can also cultivate 15 grammes for personal use at home. A doctor can also give you a prescription for th...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2016 10:56pm
by Larry Southgate
No,not the one with which we are preoccupied but a referendum with a difference. Today in Italy they voted in a referendum. Called the Referendum Trivellazione. (trivellazione or, in other words - perforazione - verticale del terreno -- that's understandable wit...
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Last Post: Apr 17, 2016 10:45pm
by Larry Southgate
Date of next Southampton Meeting
My next meeting will be on 7th July 12.00 at Gusto Bistro, Commercial Road, Southampton.
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2016 3:22pm
by John Barron
The annual sweepstake produced cash rewards for John Darby THE LAST SAMURI. Kath Kyne GILGAMBOA. Geoffrey Jarman VIC'S CANVAS Les Bell RULE THE WORLD and last to finish MANY CLOUDS. All have been paid. The amounts will not enable them to change their lives too muc...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2016 6:51pm
by Roy Boyles
Terry Crimp
I spoke to Terry's wife today to thank both Terry and His wife for providing the Wine at the A G M dinner.Sad to say that Terry is very ill at the present and cannot answer any e mails.Regards Roland
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2016 12:01pm
by Roland
International Force for Libya?
Another snippet from the pages of the website of Il Piccolo today. Something which seems to be being ignored by our newspapers. It appears that the Libyan Premier Fayyez al Serraj has been negotiating with certain Western leaders and it maybe that an Internationa...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2016 10:19pm
by Larry Southgate
I have learned:
ROM ONE FRIEND TO ANOTHER Take two minutes to read these sayings and be sure to read all the way to the bottom: Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney used to be on 60 Minutes TV show. I've learned.... T...
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Last Post: Mar 17, 2016 11:09pm
by Larry Southgate
Annual Reunion.
I must make my apologies here for not attending the Annual Reunion. I had intended to be there but two funerals during the week, one on Friday 11 March, in the afternoon, took my mind completely off the subject. Twas only this Sunday morn that I suddenly remember...
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2016 12:51am
by Larry Southgate
A Strange Tale (Pt 2)
I'm greatly indebted to Marijan Basic who has travelled hundreds of miles to research investigations into the fates of two people who fell foul of the UDBa (Yugoslav Secret Police). It's a long and convoluted tale and Marijan has sent me his transcript which is itsel...
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Last Post: Mar 1, 2016 2:58pm
by Harry Dixon
are you still in the market ? Giving or receiving ! I wonder if Dave in his weekly offering will give it a mention. Read all about in Google.
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2016 9:05am
by Roy Boyles
I',ve been following snippets of news on the Il Piccolo web-site over the past three months where they have been lamenting the poor take-up of the Influenza jab. This appeared tonite: Peak in Influenza: 2 million Italians in bed with influenza. Need I say mo...
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:45pm
by Larry Southgate
E-mails (Spartacus!)
Opened my letter box tonight and amongst the dozens of unwanted e-mails was this which read: Dont Let Age Slow You Down Your S.e.x Life -- try Spartagen Testosterone turbo..... And NO, I did'n't open it and yes, I deleted it!
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:41pm
by Larry Southgate
Exclusively on.
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2016 10:30pm
by Larry Southgate
walter cini
I am writing a memoir about my father walter t. cini who was with cic in Trieste and was wondering if any of you knew him and could fill me in on what his mission was.
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Last Post: Feb 12, 2016 3:02pm
by carol cini
Smog! In January? In Trieste ??
A little para from the Piccolo web-site today. Stop to the Traffic in Trieste city Centre. The Council has issued an order banning all traffic from the City Centre from Friday 29 January from 1500 hours until 2000 hours. The ban will have force until Tuesday ne...
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Last Post: Jan 28, 2016 10:52pm
by Larry Southgate
For all you young folks out there thinking of retiring, I'm copying below an advert which keeps popping up on my Yahoo e-mail page: WHEN CAN YOU RETIRE? If you have a £250,000 portfolio download the guide for retirees written by FORBES c columnist and money...
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2016 10:43pm
by Larry Southgate
It's been a few years since we (my son and I) visited the island of Skiathos in the Aegean. I decided we ought to go back before I get too old so had a look on line. I also thought we should, if we could afford it, book into a lovely small hotel we know from past...
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2016 9:56pm
by Larry Southgate
You have to smile.
Copy and paste this to see a scene that should make you smile:
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2016 11:41am
by Harry Dixon
Daily Mail Rewards Club
I don't n ow if I am allowed by the rules of our Forum to do this but here goes anyway. The Moderator can always delete this posting. And I am not trying to boos the sales of the newspapers, rather show folks who may not be aware of this Club, of the advantages th...
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Last Post: Jan 14, 2016 9:08pm
by Larry Southgate
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Last Post: Jan 5, 2016 7:22pm
by Harry Dixon
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