What has pissed you off today?

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Mushy Mushy
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10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:46 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:Your views regarding contribution to the world and exports are wrong. Without the Portuguese, countries like the US would not even exist. It was Portuguese inventions like those giant sailing ships that made world travel possible. Portugal used to be a world power centuries ago, yet it already had the same climate as today.

Wine?! Here a list of the top ten exports:
1. Vehicles: US$6.9 billion (11.1% of total exports)
2. Electrical machinery, equipment: $5.6 billion (9%)
3. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.5 billion (7.3%)
4. Machinery including computers: $3.9 billion (6.3%)
5. Plastics, plastic articles: $3.3 billion (5.3%)
6. Knit or crochet clothing, accessories: $2.4 billion (3.9%)
7. Footwear: $2.3 billion (3.7%)
8. Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $2.2 billion (3.5%)
9. Paper, paper items: $2.1 billion (3.4%)
10. Articles of iron or steel: $1.7 billion (2.8%)
Hi Fluffy, I wasn't isolating Portugal at all. In fact it never crossed my mind to be honest.

There was never any doubt of the importance of Portugal to today's world. That is unquestionable 8)

Also, my point remains in that Portugal is merely going through an aggressive heatwave. You don't regularly endure month long temperatures in excess of 40, hence your illustrious history :tu:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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fluffy_little_something
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12280 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:49 am

It is not even my country, I am not Portuguese :wink:
But your views are very common, millions of people come here on vacation and don't know anything about all the factories etc. because those are not where tourists go.
Of course today the country is not really important, anymore. It is too peaceful and small to be important.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:51 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:It is not even my country, I am not Portuguese :wink:
But your views are very common, millions of people come here on vacation and don't know anything about all the factories etc. because those are not where tourists go.
Of course today the country is not really important, anymore. It is too peaceful and small to be important.
I reiterate they are not my views on Portugal. I love cars so am very aware of the motor industry there. The other ones not so much but it doesn't surprise me at all.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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fluffy_little_something
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12280 posts since 5 Jun, 2012 from Portugal

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:54 am

Oddly, there is not a single Portuguese car company left, it is German and French companies making cars here these days 8) And Brazilians making planes.
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Mushy Mushy
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10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:Oddly, there is not a single Portuguese car company left, it is German and French companies making cars here these days 8)
I guess it's the perfect combination of Western technology and low(ish) wages.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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Bombadil
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1964 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:32 am

All I know about Portugal is, party favours are no longer criminalized.

Imagine me knowing something like that?
“Not all who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

experimental.crow
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5553 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 am

fluffy_little_something wrote:
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Your views regarding contribution to the world and exports are wrong. Without the Portuguese, countries like the US would not even exist. It was Portuguese inventions like those giant sailing ships that made world travel possible. Portugal used to be a world power centuries ago, yet it already had the same climate as today.

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Rad Grandad
27356 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:03 am

my car that has been in the shop for a week tomorrow finally got looked at only to have them say it needs to go to the dealer for repairs because it's probably a known issue with Nissan transmissions. It could be covered under warranty, it could need a new tranny, I may or may not have to pay for it and they may or may not be able to provide a rental. If not I need funds for a rental, which are available but because I made some changes things are kind of in a limbo state and my lawyer is seeing what we can do. (I changed my lawyer from a mass lawyer to a Maine one so this kind of thing doesn't happen, but just not quite in time :? )

Hoping it goes this way (which is likely), a rental is arranged (either through the dealership or privately), I get the car towed from the garage here in town to the dealer in Bangor and hitch a ride to Bangor with the tow truck. (my mechanic is also a AAA towing company) From there if they have a rental for me good, if not I can get a bus from there to Bangor International and rent a car there while repairs are made and so I have a way to get the car when it's fixed. It's about 25 miles to the dealership from my house, walking isn't really an option.

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Rad Grandad
27356 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:07 am

please remember the new sticky in hpc friends :)

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:08 am

Hink wrote:please remember the new sticky in hpc friends :)
Yes, thanks for the reminder.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37868 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:14 pm

mushy lied to me!!!!


the heatwave isn't over! :x

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:17 pm

vurt wrote:mushy lied to me!!!!


the heatwave isn't over! :x
it's not?

mid 20's all week here, dude.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37868 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:20 pm

bloody expats getting cooler weather, that's just not right!

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37868 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:21 pm

keep forgetting you're dutch now. :hihi:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
10078 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What has pissed you off today?

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:26 pm

vurt wrote:keep forgetting you're dutch now. :hihi:
:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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