March 27, 2008

Green water

Oh boy am I pissed off… This is not a way to introduce myself in a blog, but hey… I just said I am pissed off so I am justified to start any way I want…

While I was happily browsing the online version of a newspaper, I run into an article by a member of the Cyprus Green Party. The “Dear” author, tells us that we have a problem with our water and that this is bad, as we should have solved it a long time ago.
No shit, my main man!

How the hell did we manage to get here? the Dear wonders. Shouldn’t a country with an inherent problem of water supply stay away from golf courses? Shouldn’t a country the size of a pea, manage to plug the holes in its “vast” water system that loses 40% of the water due to leaks, the Dear sobs?

Oh gimme a break you freaking hypocrites….. For five years, I saw Mr Partridge in the news more often than I have seen some of the news anchors themselves (Emilia Kenevezou being the exception). He was protesting about the English Bases in Akrotiri, the chopping down of trees in Nicosia, the English Bases in Akrotiri, the proposed building of a gas station in Larnaca avenue, the English Bases in Akrotiri, the building of a desalination station in Limassol…did I mention the English bases in Akrotiri? … Oh , what was the last one? Desalination plant? Why was he complaining about that?

I have NEVER seen any green complain about the way our water supplies were handled during the past 5 years. Never seen Mr Partrdge leading protesters on the streets complaining about the lack of long term policy regarding the valuable resource. It didn’t matter that we had enough water then. The Greens should have known. They should have stayed focus on what they (should) know best..

But again, this is Cyprus. The environment doesn’t sell… It’s only being sold.

March 26, 2008

Property Question

The question to ponder these days - with the imminent openng of Ledra Street - is whether to invest in a shop in downtown Nicosia or property elsewhere in the EU.