"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
Another pertinent comment Gwil.
The little country of Slovenia is the latest country to order huge amounts of fence materials, according to local reports.
there are 2 million people in slovenia, only 2 m,
That's right. They are worried that with the anticipated 3 million additional refugees by 2017 they will find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Since Hungary built its fence the refugees that were using the Serbia route have been coming through Croatia which lies on Slovenia's border. There's no love lost between these Balkan countries. Nationalism is very strong down there. This may not end peacefully. It's a big test for EU solidarity. EU President Junker's Luxembourg took 30 refugees from the 160,000 in Greece to great fanfare. It stinks.
Slovenia is a beautiful country with hills and green valleys and it needs to stay clean and free. It could soon get overwhelmed just as it is building its own identity after the Balkan War. I feel sorry for them.
It is beautiful. To me the Slovenian peninsula of Piran is a beautiful and and meditative place even if the beach is only 10 meters wide. They have a barrier to stop the small town being clogged up with tourist cars. A friend of mine who toured many of the cities of Europe between Brussels and Rome by bus and train voted the Slovenian capital Ljublijana her favourite city.
I did a study of Ljubljana when I was not working a couple of years ago, I made the city and it architecture and its history my research topic. I have an exercise book full of research. It is truly a beautiful place. Like all cities in Europe they could take in refugees, but not an overwhelming number.
Countries that build fences around their borders are not just keeping people out but also keeping themselves cordoned off.One other observation is what about the wildlife whose normal way of life is to roam from country to country ?
About the wildlife, the old east-west barrier which ran the length of Europe from the Baltic to the Adriatic is now a green zone for wildlife. I hope nobody puts a fence across it as animals do use this strip of land to get about. Obviously if you fence others out you have to fence yourself in.
__The fear of that flood, is not inhumane; the fearful task is to build the proper dam to support that that was... and the fill. the riverspills to this shallow lakea flood
thanks Magyar - again wisdom to the point! up the creek without a paddle and a map lost
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