Originally Posted by Kalabrian
Jack, I understand what you report concerning institutions and bureacucracy in your country, and I agree that it can be worse than here. The point, however, is that Italy is accepted in the mind of the people, and boasts to be, a great democracy and one of the most advanced. Moreover, a major commercial partner of the Usa. In this the real inconsistency lies.
Yes, democracy, that's what we accepted when the Iron Curtain fell back in 1989...
Shame it didn't arrive, we are wainting for our promised part even nowadays.
Italy has wonderful land and history longer than any of other European countries (Except for Greece, no argue from you I hope...). Actually, I've been thinking what to do after studies... I have always been attracted by South American culture and lifestyle, maybe Argentina or so... dunno. Somewhere I can grow whatever I want whenever I want and not be commanded by dumheads, such as our gov.
Europe has continually been losing it's charm for the last 100 years or so.
Anyways, Kalabrian, how tall are the Italian bananas? Seem about 4-5m. Is that right? What about the winds in your region. Strong or not strong?