The ‘Grumpy Old Men’ thread

LoadingFavourite

This topic contains 9 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of mike mike 8 years, 2 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #54312
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    This is where ‘disagreements of viewpoints’ can be debated.

    The thread is to try and prevent other threads becoming hijacked with non-related subjects, differing of opinions etc.

    As long as mud-slinging is avoided, language moderate so as not to be personally insulting just because no-one agrees with your viewpoint, it could save many threads from being taken totally off course.
    More importantly it could save good threads ending up in oblivion in the ‘Step Outside’ bin – the graveyard of several good threads.

    I know – it’s not as much fun as hijacking other threads, but let’s see if people are mature enough to use this thread rather than ‘the fun’ of posting anything, anywhere in the persuit of hammering home their view.

  • #86134
    Profile photo of mike
    mike
    Participant

    @charlie wrote:

    I know – it’s not as much fun as hijacking other threads, but let’s see if people are mature enough to use this thread rather than ‘the fun’ of posting anything, anywhere in the persuit of hammering home their view.

    I think it’s probably the most stupid idea I have ever encountered and must surely have been inspired by a Daily Mail article 😉

  • #86136
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    What with the credit crunch and Spain going down the tubes and my aunt going to Spain and finding a fly in her soup I don’t think there is any disagreement of viewpoints.

  • #86141
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Actually Mike, looking at the Daily Mail online has never been the same since our ‘little discussion’. 🙁
    😆

  • #86159
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    UBEDA: “re – Almeria – firstly, it is covered in plastic, and secondly has now been ruined by the most awful “plasticy” apartment complexes that have been thrown up in the last few years ………… on a recent trip to the beaches in cabo del gata (after suffering depression from passing so much plastic (agriculture and buildings) i was horrified to find these once unspoilt beaches each had at least a months worth of abandoned rubbish on them. It was impossible to sit amongst the rubbish so we soon found ourselves hurtling out of the area………. what a shame that a once superb area has been destroyed!!”.

    Hope you don’t mind me continuing here, I don’t want another thread relegated to the ‘sin bin’.

    Plastic Greenhouses in Almería?
    Comment by Katy that’s in dispute: “Almería is covered in plastic”.
    Reply by Hudson: Tripe, arrogant snob, thick, ignoramus etc.

    1) UNESCO:

    “Almería is the world’s most intensive greenhouse culture, with hundreds of trucks every day taking produce directly to supermarkets in Germany, Scandinavia or Britain”.

    “Every scrap of ground is covered with whitewashed plastic greenhouses that glisten like snow under the sun……..”

    2) The Guardian:

    “To grow food all year, Almería is cloaked in plastic”.

    “From the lens of a passing satellite, Almería province is one of the most recognisable spots on the planet. The roofs of tens of thousands of closely packed plastic greenhouses form a blanket of mirrored light beaming into space”.

    “The shimmering surface is down to an agricultural gold rush that has turned one of Spain’s poorest corners into Europe’s largest greenhouse”.

    “Almería has made a fortune by covering itself with a canopy of transparent plastic”.

    UBEDA – looks like UNESCO and the The Guardian agree with you……..and Katy.

  • #86160
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Charly = nice try! UNESCO cor then it must be right – I mean ‘every scrap of ground covered in plastic’….. Have you ever been to the villages and hills north of Roquetas – the enormous area bewtween Sorbas/Mojacar/Levante – the beautiful city of Almeria, Cabo de Gata etc, etc/ UNESCO has its own little political agenda to peddle and exaggeration is the name of the game. Real life is what we who live there see out of our terraces, when we go out walking/driving…….

    The snide prejudiced comments of self-styled experts really does devalue the Forum.

    And finally I initiated none of the nonsense – merely responded to the rubbish and I wil keep on goin so whichever thread I see it on.

  • #86163
    Profile photo of Melosine
    Melosine
    Participant

    Although I don’t see Almeria as a region through HUDSONS rose tinted spectacles I must agree with her on this point.
    Almeria is certainly NOT covered in plastic.
    Suggest the Guardian reporter wear his “gaffas” next time

  • #86181
    Profile photo of Fuengi (Andrew)
    Fuengi (Andrew)
    Participant

    Its quite simple.

    If you go to Almeria, a majority of the land is NOT covered in plastic. What you will find though is a lot a the productive farmland has gone ‘plastic’.
    The hilly land or the mountainous land has not been covered in plastic as its the wrong sort of land.

    its as simple as that.

    Now there is nothing wrong with the farmland being used this way, as long as its done correctly and not abused, which unfortunately it has been to a degree. Example, farms located to near to river, thus causing flash floods, riping up topsoil, etc…

  • #86184
    Profile photo of Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Participant

    Just a technical point – I am a grumpy old MAN not woman 😆 & I acknowledged that nowhere is perfect. I do think Almeria is stunning and I’ve got the pics of the view from my casa to prove it.

  • #86187
    Profile photo of mike
    mike
    Participant

    @charlie wrote:

    Actually Mike, looking at the Daily Mail online has never been the same since our ‘little discussion’. 🙁
    😆

    Well, if I can help somebody then I’m happy 😉

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.