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#61 maryportfuncity

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 09:08 PM

Aye point taken, I was being somewhat flippant anyway. For your Hatfields and McCoy's others might substitute the Have and Have Nots. We Cumbrians tend to divide between forward thinkers and traditionalists, usually defined in the differences between those who fancy other girls more than they fancy their own sisters.

Malta is still small though isn't it?
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 11:07 PM

Aye point taken, I was being somewhat flippant anyway. For your Hatfields and McCoy's others might substitute the Have and Have Nots. We Cumbrians tend to divide between forward thinkers and traditionalists, usually defined in the differences between those who fancy other girls more than they fancy their own sisters.

Malta is still small though isn't it?

Small but oddly I have known two people (unrelated to me or each other) from there. Strange.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 01:09 PM

Now you come to mention it I've met and worked with a few Maltese as well, three or four, can't remember for sure if one of them was from Gibraltar or Malta. Maybe explicable by the lack of opportunities outside tourism and small local industries back home.
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Posted 01 January 2006 - 07:17 PM

at least no one mistook him for a waiter during an international meeting like what happened to the great and convicted LIAR.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 09:14 PM

Is this Dom Mittensoff any relation to Dom Perignon?

meybe!. ;)

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 09:23 PM

whats the latest news on this guy ? I've got him in a few pools.....

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 11:47 PM

MINTOOF IS MALTA'S LEADING EX STATESMAN


Since the drive-by ranter responsible for the above post seems long departed could anyone out there enlighten the rest of us as to the competition faced by Mintoff in this department?
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:32 AM

WHY is Mintoff on here and Anthony Mamo not? Mamo is 96 years old, the oldest living head of state in the world, plus Mintoff has been active as recently as 2003 in Maltese politics.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:10 AM

WHY is Mintoff on here and Anthony Mamo not? Mamo is 96 years old, the oldest living head of state in the world, plus Mintoff has been active as recently as 2003 in Maltese politics.

97 years young as of the 9th actually. Happy belated <_<
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 04:54 PM

from my point of view he has to be interpreted from two points of views. First he fought the corrupted church and he did well becasue the Church left most of the people in the dark. But then he entered in the Church's shoes shoes. during the 80s especially those of my age (from 32 to 40) still remember those terrible days of going to school with fear. yes i agree was a dictator and that was his destruction because most people in Malta do not want to hear the word MLP.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:30 PM

from my point of view he has to be interpreted from two points of views. First he fought the corrupted church and he did well becasue the Church left most of the people in the dark. But then he entered in the Church's shoes shoes. during the 80s especially those of my age (from 32 to 40) still remember those terrible days of going to school with fear. yes i agree was a dictator and that was his destruction because most people in Malta do not want to hear the word MLP.

Seems like MLP then is the new punchline to an old joke.
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Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:41 PM

Mintoff a man of contradictions,
as these samples of names attributed to him,by fellow Maltese
will illustrate:


A Saviour.....................A Traitor
A good Samaritan.........An Atheist
A Socialist....................A communist
An honest PM...............A most corrupted PM
Anti-British...................Married to one
A Gaddafi friend...........Shot at by Gaddafi troops
A friend of the poor.......Propably the wealthiest man on the island
A father of Democracy...A Dictator
A great Leader..............A push-over for some fellow ministers
A scrooge...tight-fisted...power loving..arrogant..know it-all...poor looser...
son of a bitch...just to name a FEW !!!!!!

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 11:02 PM

Mintoff a man of contradictions,
as these samples of names attributed to him,by fellow Maltese
will illustrate:


A Saviour.....................A Traitor
A good Samaritan.........An Atheist
A Socialist....................A communist
An honest PM...............A most corrupted PM
Anti-British...................Married to one
A Gaddafi friend...........Shot at by Gaddafi troops
A friend of the poor.......Propably the wealthiest man on the island
A father of Democracy...A Dictator
A great Leader..............A push-over for some fellow ministers
A scrooge...tight-fisted...power loving..arrogant..know it-all...poor looser...
son of a bitch...just to name a FEW !!!!!!



Mintoff was many different thing to many different people, but what can't be denied is his huge impact on Malta's history.

For good or ill he shaped modern Malta, few political figures have had as big an impact on their nation as Mintoff has.

"Malta marida mediċina Mintoff", That kind of slogan would never work in the UK, we'd rather just have a cup of tea and a good moan.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:35 PM

S'cuse the cynicism but sure it's easier to have a big impact on an entire nation that measures 19 miles by 2 than it is on - like - a proper country.

Not that I want to be controversial or owt.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:47 PM

S'cuse the cynicism but sure it's easier to have a big impact on an entire nation that measures 19 miles by 2 than it is on - like - a proper country.

Not that I want to be controversial or owt.

If we leave the question what exactly the size of a proper country ought to be aside, the above sentiment never stopped ambitious politicians, like Mussolini, Thatcher or GWB, trying. Some succeeded.

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:11 PM

S'cuse the cynicism but sure it's easier to have a big impact on an entire nation that measures 19 miles by 2 than it is on - like - a proper country.

Not that I want to be controversial or owt.

If we leave the question what exactly the size of a proper country ought to be aside, the above sentiment never stopped ambitious politicians, like Mussolini, Thatcher or GWB, trying. Some succeeded.

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Let's not forget the biggest country of them all - Russia. I heard some guy named "Lenin" went in there and had a fairly sizable impact.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 06:44 PM


S'cuse the cynicism but sure it's easier to have a big impact on an entire nation that measures 19 miles by 2 than it is on - like - a proper country.

Not that I want to be controversial or owt.

If we leave the question what exactly the size of a proper country ought to be aside, the above sentiment never stopped ambitious politicians, like Mussolini, Thatcher or GWB, trying. Some succeeded.

regards,
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Let's not forget the biggest country of them all - Russia. I heard some guy named "Lenin" went in there and had a fairly sizable impact.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:22 PM

Aye point taken, I was being somewhat flippant anyway. For your Hatfields and McCoy's others might substitute the Have and Have Nots. We Cumbrians tend to divide between forward thinkers and traditionalists, usually defined in the differences between those who fancy other girls more than they fancy their own sisters.

Malta is still small though isn't it?

Small but oddly I have known two people (unrelated to me or each other) from there. Strange.


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Posted 02 March 2006 - 05:16 PM

I take yer points about Lenin and the rest but yer missing part of mine. It takes one hell of a character to do a Lenin. Mintoff on the other hand, is surely something of a big fish in a little pond. How far would he have got in the UK?
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:14 PM

I take yer points about Lenin and the rest but yer missing part of mine. It takes one hell of a character to do a Lenin. Mintoff on the other hand, is surely something of a big fish in a little pond. How far would he have got in the UK?

Considering how far Blair got: quite far.

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