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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby tsukoui » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:57 pm

I think we've dealt with megalomania... but can we deal with greed?
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:05 am

I was very, very greedy today! :(

800 calories, max, tomorrow!
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby humanist » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:06 am

tah! tah! Tah! ... girlfriend.
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:09 am

tsukoui wrote:I think we've dealt with megalomania... but can we deal with greed?

I recently watched a few episodes of “How Lotto changed my life” or something like that… and one guy who won a few million was still getting his coupons in every week! What a sad fuck! :?
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 am

By Jove, humanist. Have you ever had carob flavoured Loukoumia? They are divine! :)

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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby humanist » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:44 am

No but when I next come to Cypern I shall
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:16 am

tsukoui wrote:I think we've dealt with megalomania... but can we deal with greed?

I remember reading the story of a filthy rich old lady whose son had an accident and hurt his foot pretty bad, and she had her chauffer driving them around for hours trying to find a free medicare centre ignoring all the private clinics along the way, and by the time she found one she had wasted so much precious time that gangrene had set in and the foot had to be amputated! :lol:
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby Cap » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:09 am

In Layman's terms
In order to be rich, you must be a Scrooge.
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:42 am

humanist wrote:GR
I have difficulty recalling an incident other than the 50s Suez Canal debacle, when Cyprus served as a “strategic” point. If Britain was to calculate the money she’s wasted by being on Cyprus all these decades she could’ve purchased Egypt 100 times over!


Very good point GR ................. but the bastards still have us, by the balls. We all know if the British wanted too the Cypro would be solved.


In the days before the development of modern shipping, staging posts for ships were necassary and control of those staging posts certainly desireable to ensure access for military ships: that in turn allowed for the projection of power using those military ships to control a region, to buy raw materials cheap and sell them goods, as the British did with eg Opium into China through Hong Kong. It was above all about power.
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Re: Megalomania - the symptom of being coveted...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:01 pm

humanist wrote:No but when I next come to Cypern I shall


I have never found carob flavoured Loukoumia in Cyprus. Actually, they are not carob "flavoured". They are made from carob juice. The juice is turned into loukoumia. They make them in mainland Greece. Next time I pass by Geroskipou I shall talk to the little old lady and her husband who have been making Loukoumia there for decades and see what they say about them. Transfer technology between our territories, as we have done for millennia. :D
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