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Euronet ATM machines - hidden commissions

Eurnoet ATMWe love Portugal but hate these ATM machines run by Euronet.... Twice now I have had to withdraw money and both times the machine does not mention anything or show commission rates or what they take from your account.

Via Verde - racial discrimination and equality

VIA VERDE - RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITYNo EU country charges any foreign national vehicle differently for driving its highways. Portugal is different - highway robbery!!

Fires: Winners and Losers

FIRES: WINNERS AND LOSERSFor some 30 years, fires in Spain and Portugal have been destroying 200-400 thousand hectares of forests, fields and pastures yearly!! Since 2004, after a terrible fire in Monchique, I have been suggesting ways to prevent and avoid them.

Fashions Fade but Style is Eternal

FASHIONS FADE BUT STYLE IS ETERNALHow people dress tells you a lot about them.  Did you glance in your full-length mirror just then?  A man in rags will ask for a euro to fill his stomach (allegedly), whereas a toff wearing white tie and tails will ask to fill your dance card with his name.  You certainly sound popular.

Do I know you from somewhere?

DO I KNOW YOU FROM SOMEWHERE?A financial expert once told me arithmetic is the only part of the banking system that can't lie.  He clearly never tried to withdraw money from my Instant Access account by going into a bank and asking for it. Or at least, I hope he didn't. 

A Short History of the World

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLDCompiling a history of the world would take forever, and I have only a few minutes of your time, so it will help me if you read quickly, thanks.

Life Beyond the Pandemic

LIFE BEYOND THE PANDEMICBy the time the future arrives, it is disguised as the present, and almost immediately slips away into the past. The past is lost forever, and the future never arrives, what sort of bizarre arrangement is that?

Do Astronomers Stare at the Moon?

DO ASTRONOMERS STARE AT THE MOON?Some of us can develop vaccines, others can unscramble anagrams.  I can't develop vaccines. 
When my beloved schoolteacher Mrs McInnes explained that an anagram was formed by jumbling up the letters of another word, I was off and running, frankly.  My mind was a permanent jumble in those days.