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Alfredo
Posted on: 26.Nov.2009, 08:16 AM





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duncs - you've said some good stuff there, with plenty to discuss further.

Sweden, like many other countries, need to continually update their thinking. As you say, the world keeps changing. Imo, there needs to be more debate in Sweden about nationalisation/privatisation. There are substantial benefits and drawbacks to both. Balance is required, and I appreciate it's never easy to find the right balance. But.

We can try.

The Alliance, however, are not trying hard enough.

Infact, they're screwing up.

Examples include SJ, Vattenfall, and now Saab.

These are major errors of judgement.

And they need calling on them.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 19.Nov.2009, 08:22 AM





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Hi 007

It's true what you and Fishtank said. The Local owes something to a number of people who helped to make this site what it is today ...

What will it be like tomorrow?

Well, that rather depends.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 06:17 PM





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Hello Lost

I see you joined in 2004 ... one of the real pioneers ...

Would love to talk more now, but must dash.

I will verily return, though, to provide answers to the questions you have posed ...

Have a fab weekend!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 06:12 PM





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Puffin, my sweet, predictability is a spice which should not be used too fervently ...

Let's go!

I was looking forward to more opportunities and more choices ... and unfortunately for Sweden, in my opinion, we are currently not heading in that direction.

When you add to that the biggest financial crisis that the world has possibly ever seen, then you need to take stock and re-evaluate what life is all about.

We are more than just money and economics.

Have a great weekend!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 05:52 PM





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Tonight's gonna be a good night ... of course!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 05:51 PM





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Nice one, SarahRF (rugby football?!!! ... only joking) - I shall be rooting for the Springboks with ya!

Unless, they're playing England that is ...

Either way, enjoy yourself!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 05:36 PM





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Why, thank you, Trowbridge, that's very kind.

Looking forward to it.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 05:26 PM





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It was the right move to look for change after Göran Persson, and a few mistakes can be tolerated, but now Freddie, you're taking things way too far.

It's time to take stock. Breathe. See where we are.

Sweden has much to be proud of over the last 60+ years, and it's time this was recognised.

To throw all of this good work away in just a few years, seems short-sighted in the extreme.

Stop!

Breathe.

Let's take some time out, and see exactly where it is we want to be heading, because it's important, and will affect your future, your children's future, and the future of your friends and neighbours, and your friends' and neighbours' children's future ...

Erm, yes, I think you get the point.

rolleyes.gif

This is Alfredo - I'm back.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 05:01 PM





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What's this?!

I didn't even know you were in Schlockholm ...

Oh well. My bad.

Cheerio pip pip - heading back to Blighty, and commuting to Swedeland again, or are you heading for pastures nya?
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Alfredo
Posted on: 13.Nov.2009, 04:55 PM





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Watt the hell is going on, more like!?

Lars G Josefsson has to go ... and so does this government.

Alfredo's back.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 21.Feb.2009, 11:12 PM





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Great thread.

English - fathertongue
Swedish - fluent (but need to build vocabulary)
French - j'adore, je wish I could parlez more and more
Deutsch - should be much besser.

Andak shurbit bassal?

10 points if you can guess which language I just spoke, and a bonus 20 if you can tell me what I said ...

(I will award myself 50 points if anyone can answer me, because it will have proved that I can actually say something in ... oop careful ... in this language!)
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Alfredo
Posted on: 21.Feb.2009, 10:59 PM





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You should gifta her directly.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 21.Feb.2009, 10:57 PM





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Not cheaper in the evening.

Costs approx between 1,50 and 2,50 per kWh.

Don't be fooled by the companies saying that electricity is 53 öre per unit, or whatever ...

This is just a sneaky con trick, and why the konsument people haven't put a stop to this nonsense is a total mystery to me.

Sack the lot of them.

Anything above 1,50, in my opinion, is scandalous!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 21.Feb.2009, 10:50 PM





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To buy a bed where?

Ikea is the only furniture shop you need to know in Sweden, of course, but if you really do feel you ought to bounce/sleep on someone else's beds, then how about:

http://www.mobeloutlet.se/default.aspx?mai...spx&cat=127

eller den här:

http://www.sova.se/website1/sangar/butik/s...-sangstomme.php

Sweet dreams!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 21.Feb.2009, 10:35 PM





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^^ Quality ^^

Now then ... erm ...

Save
All
Your
Tikka for me ...

Save all your tikka for me ...
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Alfredo
Posted on: 23.Jan.2009, 02:48 PM





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Some Friday afternoon dogs and cats philosophy for you:

What is a Cat?

1. Cats do what they want.
2. They rarely listen to you.
3. They're totally unpredictable.
4. When you want to play, they want to be alone.
5. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
6. They expect you to cater to their every whim.
7. They're moody.
8. They leave hair everywhere.

CONCLUSION:
They're tiny women in little fur coats.

What is a Dog?

1. Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in
the house.
2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don't hear
you when you're in the same room.
3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.
4. They growl when they are not happy.
5. When you want to play, they want to play.
6. When you want to be alone, they want to play.
7. They leave their toys everywhere.
8. They do disgusting things with their mouths and then try to give you a
kiss.
9. They go right for your crotch as soon as they meet you.

CONCLUSION:
They're tiny men in little fur coats.

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Alfredo
Posted on: 15.Jan.2009, 12:27 PM





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Yelle: Tristesse/Joie

Formidable.
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Alfredo
Posted on: 15.Jan.2009, 12:08 PM





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To brighten up your day:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...et-Station.html

Luvvin' it.

In Sweden sometime?
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Alfredo
Posted on: 14.Jan.2009, 05:17 PM





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Surely you mean to sell your body to the oldest biddie ...
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Alfredo
Posted on: 14.Jan.2009, 05:11 PM





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Left, right, right again.

Can't miss it!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 14.Jan.2009, 05:08 PM





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Kind Man - waddup yo, that was funny.

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Alfredo
Posted on: 14.Jan.2009, 05:07 PM





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I was thinking you should change your name now to Shark99 - Cnutby , but then I thought it's a cat thing, so it has to be Shark99 - The Great Catsby ...
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Alfredo
Posted on: 12.Jan.2009, 12:31 PM





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For the action girl in you!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...scuba-dive.html

You get to watch whales, go scuba-diving and blog about it. Have a ball for 6 months, and get paid 150000 AUD for the privilege.

Should arouse plenty of local, not to say, world interest ...

But, 007, you could beat 'em all!
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Alfredo
Posted on: 12.Jan.2009, 12:01 PM





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Loved the story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england...don/7822924.stm

''Volunteers have to send a photograph and write about themselves, but in return they get invited to the reception.''

But, you do have be decent.

Sorry, Holecutter, I think that rather leaves you not at the alter ... laugh.gif :twisted: laugh.gif

What I'm waiting for, though, is the Local wedding of the year ... 2009, maybe?
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Alfredo
Posted on: 7.Jan.2009, 05:44 PM





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Oh purrlease, it's not that freakin' cold - you've been watching too much of that Mr Freeze superhero guy ...
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