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Open forum, June 29-July 5

Hawkman — July 4, 2015 at 10:17 p.m.

So much for listening to good advice from Heidi Scarpelli.

The next street over, I see fireworks going off between a group of trees. I've also noticed several which didn't go off like they were supposed to. I've also seen a few bats flying around. I haven't seen them here in years!!! Must be the fires in the dried-up around Padden Parkway must've chased them away from their habitat.

So far...I've heard one fire truck in the area...stopped close by. Keep smelling burning grass but I don't know if it's from the brush fires west of me or not. Most likely...not.

July 4, 2015 at 10:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5

DeeLittle — July 4, 2015 at 10:15 p.m.

Exactly, Dee. Now...if we could get our fearless leaders to understand that...

Happy Day of Independence to you!

July 4, 2015 at 10:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5

Just witnessed a blue and white helicopter fly over my house with a large red container on the end of a chain or rope (filled with water of course)...headed towards Padden and Andresen. I've been smelling the smoke for the past hour or so. Getting a little nervous. Hearing a lot of aerial fireworks including bottle rockets. I'll be outside watering for the evening for sure.

Wish me luck that all goes well...and I wish the best of luck to all you who will be manning your hoses tonight!

All in the word of freedom.

July 4, 2015 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5

Hey...Happy Independence Day, Nails! May your evening be safe and filled with good memories of the day!

No fear, my friend. You have a right to your opinion. I am in no way intending to diminish the events of the history of our world, especially to the lives of innocents whose religious beliefs weren't that of NAZI Germany. I am pointing out that what is happening to the Greeks is absolutely criminal...a slow, painful torture against the people of Greece. They didn't even know what hit them. They listened to their fearless leaders who made promises they knew they couldn't keep...feeding off the desperation of an entire nation. They were told this would improve the lives of all Greeks...obviously one big fat lie. Now, people have no money. Not all ATM's are working and banks are running out of cash at the ATM's.

I was watching a news report about an older gentleman who needed to get money out for his wife so that he could buy her medicine. He was unable to access the account. Even if he could have gotten that money, chances are...the medicine is not there. The same news report showed a mother with her children on her lap as she sat on the curb, begging for food for her children.

Homes were taken are is is even more scarce...

It's criminal, nails. I'm actually surprised you would rather diminish the crisis happening in Greece in order to claim what I have to say as an absurdity. The people of Greece are living in what is less than a 3rd world country.

Regarding Blacks...why are you race baiting??? Slavery isn't something that just affects Blacks, nails. My reference to slavery refers to the segment of the Google definition as "a condition compared to that of a slave in respect of exhausting labor or restricted freedom" which I believe the working-class people are slaves to our leaders...our government. We are having to work harder and more hours than ever before just to try to keep up, nails...unless someone was born with a silver spoon in their mouths or found a way around the law in order to obtain wealth. Regarding restricted freedom...that goes without saying. Just looking at recent laws gives you a good idea on how Uncle Sam and state and local government has restricted our freedoms...supposedly for the good of the people.

July 4, 2015 at 6:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5

Interesting...we start talking about Greece and the Columbian comes up with an article from the Washington Post which spells it out well...

and the very last statement at the end of the article by Kyriakos Roussopoulos proudly displays the pride Greeks have for their nation!!!

It's most definitely a "GREEK" thing!

Thanks for sharing it, Columbian!!!

July 4, 2015 at 2:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5


Here's wishing you a Happy Independence Day!!!

We should never take our freedom for granted!

July 4, 2015 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, June 29-July 5

Hawkman — July 4, 2015 at 2:19 p.m.

As long as there's cash...they'll have other nations willing to deal with them. I'm hoping they will start with a clean slate. Heaven knows they need it...8))

July 4, 2015 at 2:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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luvithere — July 4, 2015 at 1:41 p.m.

I agree with you, luvithere. I believe unfulfillable promises were made and it began as far back as 1961 with the Radical Party leadership by Karamanlis, through leadership of other presidents with the People's Socialist Movement as well as New Democracy which used to be run by Karamanlis (Sr). There was such a "Texas Two-Step" process with the leadership of Greece since 1961...screwing with the minds of a nation of poor people who wanted part of the profits of the western world in seeking a better life. It is definitely a nation of "Rich versus Poor." Sad to say...Greed has played havoc on the minds of the people in Greece. Now, the people are suffering at the hands of poor leadership and unfulfilled promises. It's no wonder so many Greeks have left their homeland to seek a better life. Speaking for my husband...he aches to visit home - how it used to be; but he will easily raise his glass with fellow Greeks, shatter the plate on the floor...shout out "OPA!!!!" dance and celebrate their nation...the heritage of their homeland even though the government there sucks! Tsipras...I believe is the only leader in Greece who could possibly turn things around for the betterment of the people. Only time will tell.

I think we still have a few Marks as well from relatives who live in northern Germany.

July 4, 2015 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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And Hawkman...most Greeks IN Greece right now are at a loss...have no direction. Their self esteem has been destroyed...they have been taxed to death. In the big cities, stores today have jacked the prices up so high...only those who were with cash, could afford to buy. Food is not a commodity. It is a luxury. Gasoline for cars is currently running about the equivalent of $7.00 per gallon.

The people in the small villages??? They have food. They have skills. They will be the survivors if the rest of Greece drops into a depression much like the Great Depression from way back when.

And most likely...the people in the small villages still have their drachma's. Hehe...we still have some drachma's from when we went to Greece in the 80's.

July 4, 2015 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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Hawkman — July 3, 2015 at 5:31 p.m.

Hey, Hawkman...Happy Independence Day to you!!!!

I haven't heard how my in-laws are going to vote but most likely...just like the country...their votes will be mixed.

As far as I'm concerned, they should vote NO...allow the expiration of any ties with the EU...return to the Drachma and close the borders. The biggest mistake for a nation whose only true asset being their rich history...was to open the damned borders and agree to allow someone from other nations control their destiny. And yes, if I were a Greek in Greece, I'd be voting a resounding NO!

What pisses me off the most about this "bailout" BS they kept feeding the Greeks...they kept providing funds even though they knew the Greeks were a poor nation with a bad economic climate. The EU took advantage of the Greeks and now...even if the Greeks tried to pay off their debt today, the price tag would still be going up due to interest accrued.

This my friend...reminds me of WW-II Nazi Germany trying to control the world. That is exactly what the European Union is doing...controlling the people of Europe...not because of race or ethnicity but by controlling all members financially. They damned well know they have control of the Greeks right now and it is best if the Greeks take drastic measures and cut all ties. Before the EU, the Greeks were self sustaining. There weren't a lot of big paying jobs...but that's because the people bartered and traded. They used their skills and would offer their skills in trade for food or products used to make clothing or linens. Yeah, it was a poor country...but it was a rich country to be proud of...

a country RICH in heritage.

July 4, 2015 at 12:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )