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  • Excavation of Ancient Greek healing temple at Feneos site reveals god statues and garden

    10/25/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2015 | Hannah Osborne
    An ancient Greek healing temple has been excavated by archaeologists, who recovered huge statues and were able to reconstruct the architecture at the site. The acropolis at the Feneos site in the eastern foothills sits at an altitude of 750m. The asclepion (a healing temple sacred to the god Asclepius) was first discovered in 1958 and between 2007 and 2014, archaeologists gradually surveyed and documented the site. In September this year, the Corinth Archaeological Service completed the first excavation programme, and the findings were announced by the Greek Culture Ministry. The team found the main part of the sanctuary dates...
  • A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

    10/20/2015 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET | Ralph Gardner Jr.
    A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Designed by Santiago Calatrava By Ralph Gardner Jr. Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET It took two hours of talking with architect Santiago Calatrava—we touched on rock climbing, the Swiss cheese dish raclette, Rembrandt’s self-portraits and New York City’s tradition of great civic architecture—before I realized how appropriate the placement is of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which will overlook the 9/11 Memorial. And not just because it’s the rebirth of the church, a fixture in the neighborhood since the 19th century until it was destroyed by the collapse...
  • Do you need to learn Greek?

    08/18/2015 11:36:30 AM PDT · by LearsFool · 55 replies
    Is the ability to read Greek necessary to understanding the Bible? Or is access to Greek scholarship necessary for avoiding the pitfalls of the translations from men? No doubt reading Chekov or Baudelaire or Julius Caesar in their original tongues adds a richness otherwise missed. And understanding the "Hebraisms" and Hebrew poetic devices found in the Scriptures enhance our enjoyment. As the saying goes, there's often something lost in the translation. But what is it? Can TRUTH be lost in the translation of the Scriptures? God did not leave us at the mercy of Greek scholars and "experts" for our...
  • Greek Debt Crisis Adds to a Spike in Burglaries and Robberies

    07/31/2015 6:39:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    One evening three weeks ago in Kifissia, an affluent garden suburb of Athens, a retired financial adviser and his wife decided to take in one of the delights of summer here, an outdoor movie. They pulled tight the shutters, set the alarm, locked the house and strolled off. Halfway through the movie the alarm company called, and they rushed home to find the alarm immersed in a bucket of water, the shutters jimmied and a safe emptied of jewelry. The speed and sophistication of the crime were astonishing, the financial adviser’s wife said, still feeling vulnerable and not willing to...
  • Greek banks will not open this week: State TV

    07/08/2015 1:19:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/08/15 | Everett Rosenfeld & Matt Clinch
    Stay tuned for analysis on Greece, where European leaders have given the debt-stricken country a deadline of five days to achieve a reforms-for-aid deal. The Greek Finance Ministry has said that concrete reform proposals will be out by Thursday and it has applied for a 3-year loan from the European Stability Mechanism. We'll keep you updated.
  • Futures sharply lower; live CNBC coverage tonight at 8pm ET

    07/05/2015 4:21:18 PM PDT · by John W · 90 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld & Ben Berkowitz
    U.S. futures are sharply lower after the Greek vote, and CNBC will have live coverage of the aftermath tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The Greek people voted resoundingly on Sunday to reject proposals from their European creditors. S&P 500 futures fell 1.5 percent in early trading after 6 p.m. ET (2200 GMT).
  • What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum

    07/05/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Keiligh Baker
    What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum that demands a simple 'yes' or 'no' to decide country's future Greek voters who are facing a momentous vote tomorrow which may determine the country's future in Europe are confused by the baffling wording on the ballot paper. Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths on Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. But many are baffled by the strange wording of the 74-word question, which asks: 'Should the...
  • Glastonbury comes to Greece: festival-like atmosphere at huge anti-bailout protest

    06/30/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Colin Freeman
    Rally in downtown Athens has live music, speeches - and "solidarity from the people of Carlisle"...Just like an outdoor summer festival, there were huge crowds, live bands, and the occasional whiff of marijuana...Instead, with the music, food stalls and smattering of ageing hippies, the only thing that made it different from last weekend's Glastonbury festival was that the weather was better... However, as with Glastonbury, not everyone paid close attention to the headline acts. Some focused on the side-shows, such as stalls set up by Greece's myriad other radical groups, who think even Syriza represents a sell-out. The Greek Socialist...
  • Meltdown. Greek banks: Branches may stay shut until July 7; plan for capital controls

    06/28/2015 5:10:51 PM PDT · by catnipman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/28/2015 | Jason Groves and Louise Eccles
    "The cashpoint at the Greek parliament is reported to have been topped up three times during an emergency session on Saturday night as ministers and MPs scrambled to get their own money out"
  • Ballot Language of Greek Plebiscite on EU "Deal"

    06/28/2015 1:12:17 PM PDT · by catnipman · 8 replies
    Various ^ | 6/28/2015 | self
    Obtained from various sources: Greece’s referendum question will apparently read as follows: “Greek people are hereby asked to decide whether they accept a draft agreement document submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, at the Eurogroup meeting held on on June 25 and which consists of two documents: ‘‘The first document is called Reforms for the Completion of the Current Program and Beyond and the second document is called Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis. ‘‘- Those citizens who reject the institutions’ proposal vote Not Approved / NO ‘‘- Those citizens who accept the institutions’...
  • Greek banks 'to stay shut on Monday'

    06/28/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 144 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6-28-2015 | BBC News
    Greece banks to stay closed on Monday, Piraeus Bank chief says, after emergency meeting in Athens This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly
  • And it's gone...Greek Banks in Macedonia can't withdraw cash - Central Bank's Bogov

    06/12/2015 7:42:44 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 39 replies The bank runs (and capital controls) begin. Macedonia Central Bank Governor Bogov states: *GREEK BANKS IN MACEDONIA CAN’T WITHDRAW CASH: BOGOV*MACEDONIAN BANKS PROTECTED IN CASE OF GREXIT: BOGOV How long before the rest of Europe follows suit and a bank holiday is declared Monday to "Cyprus" depositors? He further added: *MACEDONIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES MAJOR RISKS FROM POLITICAL CRISIS Macedonia Central Bank blocks Greek bank withdrawals FXStreet (Córdoba) - Macedonian Central Bank's Governor Dimitar Bogov has stated that Greek banks are not able to withdraw cash. According to Bogov, this withdrawal halt is protection against...
  • GREEK VERBS QUICK REFERENCE (Studying the Bible)

    PRESENT TENSE: CONTINUOUS ACTION, HABITUAL ACTION, OFTEN REFLECTS A LIFESTYLEEXAMPLE OF PRESENT TENSE: 1Peter 1:5 who are protected (word study) (PPPMPA) (5746) by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last timePPPMPA: Present Tense, Passive Voice, Participle, Masculine, Plural, Accusative From Peter's use of Present tense one can see that in context. He is referring to born again ones, describing them as those who are "continually being protected by the power (dunamis) of God". God's protection of His children isn't fickle, present one day and absent the next. You can see...
  • A Message from Tyrone Speller, Phi Delta Theta Chapter President at the University of Oklahoma

    03/13/2015 10:21:24 AM PDT · by greynolds · 14 replies ^ | 3/11/2015 | Tyrone Speller
    A Message From Tyrone Speller, Phi Delta Theta Chapter President At The University Of Oklahoma 03.11.2015 Oklahoma_Alpha This week, The University of Oklahoma has gone from being known as one of the most prestigious schools in the country to being unfairly characterized as a racist institution. The actions of the members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity have deeply saddened me and the rest of the OU community, though I do not feel they represent the views of the entire OU Greek community and the University. As an African American male in the OU Greek community, I was recently elected...
  • Greek Prime Minister: No Change in Relations with Israel

    02/07/2015 7:18:37 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 4 replies (Arutz Sheva) ^ | 2/6/2015, 11:15 PM | Elad Benari
    Greece’s new Prime Minister reportedly assures the Israeli ambassador that Greek-Israeli relations will not change following his election. Greece’s new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has assured the Israeli ambassador to Athens that Greek-Israeli relations will not change following his election, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Friday. According to the report, Tsipras met this week with the Ambassador, Irit Ben-Abba, and made clear to her that his government is determined to combat anti-Semitism in Greece and that it will continue to prosecute the leaders of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. The meeting comes amid concerns among Greek Jews that the election...
  • Tsipras, The Man With A Plan Since Being Elected Greek PM

    01/26/2015 2:37:11 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 4 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    Left-wing victor of Greece's election, Syriza's Alexis Tsipras, says: "Today the Greek people wrote history" — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) January 25, 2015 Who is Alexis Tsipras – Greece's 'Harry Potter' or the man steering the EU towards an iceberg? — The Independent (@Independent) January 26, 2015 First act as PM, #Tsipras visits Kaisariani rifle range where Nazis executed 200 Greeks on 1 May 1944 v/ — Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) January 26, 2015 Syriza’s Tsipras sworn in after Greek government formed with rightwingers New PM takes oath after radical leftists agree to share power with...
  • Have they found Alexander the Great's tomb? Or maybe his mother's?

    10/03/2014 3:06:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10-3-14 | Sarah Griffiths
    Speculation about who the mysterious ancient tomb recently unearthed in Greece belongs to continues, with one academic now suggesting Alexander the Great’s mother was buried there. A number of scholars believe that the presence of female figures, known as caryatids, show that the tomb in the Amphipolis region of Serres belongs to a female. However, one expert has gone as far as to state that he believes that archaeologists could eventually discover the remains of Alexander the Great's parent, Olympias, inside. Writer Andrew Chugg, who has published a book on the search for the legendary leader's tomb, as well as...
  • 1,500-year-old 'magical' papyrus is first to refer to Last Supper

    09/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 72 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 2 September 2014 | Sarah Griffiths for
    It has laid largely unstudied in a university library for more than 100 years. But now a 1,500-year-old papyrus has been identified as one of the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The ‘remarkable’ document contains some of the earliest documented references to The Last Supper and sheds new light on early Christian practices, experts say.
  • 1,500-year-old Papyrus the Last Supper gives valuable insight into Christianity

    09/06/2014 10:09:41 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    A group of researchers have claimed to have unearthed one of the oldest Christian amulets in the form of a 1,500-year-old Greek papyrus fragment with writing that connotes to the biblical Last Supper and ‘manna from heaven’. In a statement, Mazza said, “This is an important and unexpected finding as it is one of the first recorded documents to use magic in the Christian context, while the first charm ever found to refer to the Eucharist – the Last Supper – as the manna of the Old Testament”.
  • Ancient ‘Last Supper’ Papyrus Gives Glimpse into Early Christianity

    09/05/2014 8:29:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2014 | James Rogers
    A 1,500-year old piece of papyrus recently re-discovered in a U.K. university library contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and ‘manna from heaven.’ The papyrus fragment with Greek writing, held by the University of Manchester’s John Rylands library since 1901, has also been identified as one of the world’s earliest Christian charms. Experts believe that the fragment originated near the ancient Egyptian town of Hermoupolis.
  • Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe

    03/31/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Published March 30, 2011 | Ker Than
    Found at a site tied to myth, Greek tablet survived only by accident, experts say. Marks on a clay tablet fragment found in Greece are the oldest known decipherable text in Europe, a new study says. Considered "magical or mysterious" in its time, the writing survives only because a trash heap caught fire some 3,500 years ago, according to researchers. Found in an olive grove in what's now the village of Iklaina (map), the tablet was created by a Greek-speaking Mycenaean scribe between 1450 and 1350 B.C., archaeologists say. The Mycenaeans—made legendary in part by Homer's Iliad, which fictionalizes their...
  • Rosetta Stone

    11/25/2005 3:24:22 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 2,133+ views
    Al-Ahram ^ | 11-25-2005 | Nevine El-Aref
    Rosetta stone By Nevine El-Aref The Rosetta stone The black basalt Rosetta stone was found in 1799, a year after the French expedition to Egypt began, in a fortress located on the outskirts of Rashid by a young French officer named Pierre-François Bouchard. It measured 113cms tall, 75.5cms long and 27cms thick, and contained three distinct bands of writing. The most incomplete was the top band containing hieroglyphics; the middle band was written in the demotic script and the bottom was in Greek. Studies carried out on the stone by scholars revealed that the stone was a royal decree which...
  • Ancient Inscribed Slab Brought To Light (Another Rosetta Stone - Three Languages)

    04/20/2004 12:18:46 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 961+ views
    IOL ^ | 4-19-2004
    Ancient inscribed slab brought to light April 19 2004 at 03:15PM Potsdam - A team of German and Egyptian archaeologists working in the Nile Delta has unearthed "quite a remarkable" stele dating back 2 200 years to Ptolemaic Egypt which bears an identical inscription in three written languages - like the famed Rosetta Stone. Announcing the find on Monday, University of Potsdam chief Egyptologist Christian Tietze said the stone fragment was "quite remarkable and the most significant of its kind to be found in Egypt in 120 years". The grey granite stone, 99cm high and 84cm wide, was found "purely...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: OMEGA, 06-28-14

    06/28/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 06-28-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:OMEGA  The twenty-fourth and last letter of the Greek alphabet. Occurs in the Bible as Alpha and Omega (Revelation 21:6), where Christ refers to himself as the Beginning and the End. He is the Omega of the universe as the destiny of the human race and the final fulfillment of all creation. (Etym. Greek omega, the great [i.e., long] o., last letter of the alphabet.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Student Breaks 19th Century Greco-Roman Statue While Taking a Selfie

    03/18/2014 11:07:16 AM PDT · by rawhide · 51 replies ^ | 3-18-14 | Francesca Trianni
    There are a few basic rules in museums. The first: don’t touch the art. The second: don’t take selfies while touching the art. At a museum in Milan, Italy, a student reportedly broke that second rule: he climbed on a statue dating back to the early 19th century to take a selfie and caused the statue’s left leg to fall off. The discovery was made on Tuesday morning by the staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, one of Italy’s most renowned academic institutions, and it was apparently also recorded by security cameras. The statue depicts the “Drunken...
  • Palermo Stone Egypt's first history book

    02/15/2009 6:04:51 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 596+ views
    weekly ^ | 12 - 18 February 2009
    The historical importance of the Palermo Stone has long been overshadowed by the famous Rosetta Stone, but Jill Kamil says it is now being reconsidered as a legitimate historical record of ancient Egypt The so-called Palermo Stone is the largest and best preserved fragment of a rectangular slab of basalt known as the Royal Annals of ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom. Its origin is unknown, but it may have come from a temple or another important building.
  • The Vatican and Oxford University team up to digitize 1.5 million pages of medieval manuscripts

    12/07/2013 6:43:11 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies ^ | December 3, 2013
     The University of Oxford and the Vatican have jointly created a digital project that will put online over 1.5 million pages of medieval and biblical texts. The four-year project will digitize the collections of the Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) related to their Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and fifteenth-century printed books. They include a Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex.The project is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation. Dr Leonard Polonsky said, “In today’s fast-paced, digital-driven world of scholarship, easy...
  • Greek Economy Shrinks 20 Quarters In A Row So Far

    08/18/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 13 replies
    ParaPundit ^ | 8-17-2013 | Randall Parker
    A ParaPundit post from a few months ago: Greek Economy Shrinks 19 Quarters In A Row So Far. The Greeks have now reached an even worse milestone: 20 quarters (5 years) going down and still counting. The 24% contraction since 2008 is similar to the US Great Depression contraction of 27%. So the Greeks will probably surpass the worst US economic contraction some time in 2014 or 2015. You might think that central bankers and economists know how to avoid economic contractions that severe. But Greece gave up having its own central bank when it joined the Euro zone. The...
  • American family catch incredibly rare six-tentacled octopus...

    08/13/2013 7:54:34 AM PDT · by VAFreedom · 17 replies ^ | 26 July 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    "...during Greek vacation… then bash it to death and serve it up with a slice of lemon before discovering it is only the second ever seen"
  • Ironies Abound in Comments by Obama and Greek Prime Minister

    "Our government owes a great debt to Greece," President Obama told Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday. Ironic, of course, since Greece owes a great debt to just about everybody else. Obama was actually trying to praise the contributions of Greek Americans when he employed the ironic turn of a phrase in his meeting with Samaras in the White House Oval Office Samaras wasn't above making ironic comments, either - blaming his region's problems on illegal immigration: "I believe that the problems have to do with illegal immigration, internal turbulence in various countries, and even, unfortunately, the problem of terrorism."
  • Greek treasures unearthed (Minoans, Linear A, Linear B)

    11/12/2005 8:42:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 945+ views
    News 24 dot com ^ | November 12, 2005 | staff writer
    [T]he finds were excavated at a long-abandoned site on a hill overlooking the port of Chania in Western Crete, which has been identified with the Minoan city of Kydonia. Among the discoveries was an amphora containing an intact text written in linear B, the language of the court at Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. Also found were two terracotta tablets containing texts in Linear A, an even older alphabet - used around 1700 years before the common era - which has not yet been deciphered. The ministry said the archaeologists found evidence of a violent fire believed to have...
  • LINGUISTICS: Early Date for the Birth of Indo-European Languages

    11/28/2003 10:24:23 AM PST · by Lessismore · 36 replies · 3,431+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2003-11-28 | Michael Balter
    Ever since British jurist Sir William Jones noted in 1786 that there are marked similarities between diverse languages such as Greek, Sanskrit, and Celtic, linguists have assumed that most of the languages of Europe and the Indian subcontinent derive from a single ancient tongue. But researchers have fiercely debated just when and where this mother tongue was first spoken. Now a bold new study asserts that the common root of the 144 so-called Indo-European languages, which also include English and all the Germanic, Slavic, and Romance languages, is very ancient indeed. In this week's issue of Nature, evolutionary biologist Russell...
  • Turkish energy hub plan faces hurdles (Israel,Syria,Lebanon,Cyprus)

    05/10/2013 11:32:54 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | May 9, 2013 at 4:45 PM | UPI
    TEL AVIV, Israel, May 9 (UPI) -- Israel's rapprochement with onetime strategic ally Turkey is a vital element in Ankara's drive to become the intercontinental east-west energy hub in the Mediterranean and many expect it to produce an energy alliance that will transform the region. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has, since taking power in 2002, transformed his country's economic prospects through a wide-ranging diplomatic drive aimed at restoring Turkish leadership in the region. He has long sought to transform Turkey, which has no energy resources of its own, into the unassailable central hub for transporting oil and gas...
  • How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs

    03/17/2013 3:32:53 AM PDT · by ABrit · 32 replies ^ | 1949 | De Lacy O'Leary
    "...Greek scientific thought had been in the world for a long time before it reached the Arabs, and during that period it had already spread abroad in various directions. So it is not surprising that it reached the Arabs by more than one route. It came first and in the plainest line through Christian Syriac writers, scholars, and scientists. Then the Arabs applied themselves directly to the original Greek sources and learned over again all they had already learned, correcting and verifying their earlier knowledge. Then there came a second channel of transmission indirectly through India, mathematical and astronomical work,...
  • More primary schools to offer Latin and ancient Greek (UK)

    11/19/2012 5:04:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2012 | Graeme Paton
    All primary schools will be expected to teach foreign languages to pupils from 2014 as part of a major drive to boost education standards, it emerged. At least one subject from a seven-strong shortlist – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek – will be offered to seven- to 11-year-olds. The move – outlined in a consultation document published by the Department for Education – could result in a major rise in the number of pupils studying the classical languages at a young age....
  • Under Chinese Control, Greek Port Thrives

    10/11/2012 9:28:04 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 10, 2012 | The New York Times
    The cargo volume here is three times the level it was two years ago, before Fu Cheng Qiu was put in charge by his employer, Cosco, a global shipping giant owned by the Chinese government. In a 2010 deal that put 500 million euros ($647 million) into the coffers of Greece’s cash-starved government, Cosco leased half of the port of Piraeus and quickly converted a business that had languished as a Greek state-run enterprise into a hotbed of productivity. The other half of the port is still run by Greece. And the fact that its business lags behind Cosco’s is...
  • Biden to table of Greek men: “I’m Joe Bidenopoulos”

    08/31/2012 12:16:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2012 | AllahPundit
    There are two categories of Biden idiocies, the ones that are genuinely offensive ("They gon' put y'all back in chains") and the ones that aren't really offensive but would certainly be treated that way if he was a Republican. This one is a category two, I think, although admittedly the line is fine. If he went up to a table of Italian men and called himself "Joe Bidini," that's probably okay. If he went up to a table of Jewish men and called himself "Joe Bidenstein," a little dodgier. If he went up to a table of Chinese men and...
  • Retirement In Germany May Rise To Age 69 While Greece Is At Age 58

    07/24/2012 1:13:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7-23-12 | Walter Loeb
    Retirement In Germany May Rise To Age 69 While Greece Is At Age 58 A senior German retailer pointed out to me that the current economic environment in Europe is unfair and that retirement age for workers should be higher – not lower as the situation exists for workers in Greece. He believes that a productive country is a healthy country. He is pessimistic for the near term outlook of retail trade in Europe, saying that any bailout will lead to higher taxation and depress sales. In 2007 Germany raised its retirement age from 65 to 67 and the German...
  • Far-Right Golden Dawn spokesman hits two female MPs on Greek talk show

    06/07/2012 5:27:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    An arrest warrant has been issued for the spokesman for Ilias Kasidiaris, Greece's far-Right Golden Dawn party after he physically assaulted two female left-wing MPs on live television during a morning political show
  • WSJ:Greek Depositors Withdrew $898 Million From Banks Monday

    05/15/2012 1:26:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    WSJ-Europe ^ | 5-15-12 | NEKTARIA STAMOULI
    ATHENS—Greek depositors withdrew €700 million ($898 million) from local banks Monday, the country's president said, as he warned that the situation facing Greece's lenders was very difficult.

    03/26/2012 7:32:37 PM PDT · by arthurus · 12 replies · 17+ views
    The Daily Crux ^ | March 26, 2012 | Ste Slog
    Bank of Greece complicit in broadscale embezzlement revealed by respectable Greek health site... The illegally denied default of Greece entered a dramatic new phase this afternoon with the revelation by mainstream Greek public health website Health News that, shortly before midnight on March 8th – the eve of Greece's psi completion on Friday March 9th – on average 70% of public utility funds in varous large, interest-bearing accounts at the Bank of Greece were raided. These included most of the state's regional hospital budgets, various universities, and (it is alleged) at least one utility company. The shortfalls came to light...
  • Second Greek bailout in reach despite funding gaps

    02/20/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/12 | Luke Baker and Jan Strupczewski - Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers inched towards approving a second bailout for debt-laden Greece on Monday that would resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy. Agreement on a 130-billion-euro rescue package on strict conditions would draw a line under months of uncertainty that has shaken the currency bloc, and avert imminent bankrupcty. As the ministers met, officials were struggling to make the numbers add up. EU sources said they had to cut a further 6 billion euros, via various means, to make the financing work, and private investors might have to...
  • Wise Men from the East and the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord [Ecumenical]

    01/05/2012 8:01:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies ^ | January 5, 2012 | Sandra Miesel
    Wise Men from the East and the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Wise Men from the East | Sandra Miesel | The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord We Three Kings of Orient are,Bearing gifts we traverse afar. . . . Who were these gift-bearing kings, these Wise Men of the East? What has their mission meant to Christians across the ages? The Wise Men—not yet called kings—make only a single appearance in Holy Scripture. St. Matthew's Gospel (Mt 2:1-12) tells of their arrival in Jerusalem shortly after the birth of Jesus. They have come seeking the...
  • Greek Bank Run Hits The Big Time...

    12/06/2011 11:27:09 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-6-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Greek Bank Run Hits The Big Time... Joe Weisenthal Dec. 6, 2011, 2:00 PM On Drudge right now... the red link goes to this story about Greeks taking money out of their bank accounts.
  • Greeks claim having found Alexander the Great’s tomb, Ark of the Covenant

    11/09/2011 5:11:12 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 92 replies
    Focus ^ | 09/11/11 | staff
    Athens. It is believed that the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant have been found on the Greek Island of Thasos, announced Russian, which is information partner of the Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism.
  • Greek PM, opposition leader reach deal

    11/06/2011 12:51:50 PM PST · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed on a new coalition government, the office of the country's president said on Sunday.
  • Greek Leader Calls Off Referendum on Bailout Plan

    11/03/2011 12:08:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/3/11 | RACHEL DONADIO and NIKI KITSANTONIS
    After a tumultuous day of political gamesmanship, Prime Minister George Papandreou called off his plan to hold a referendum on Greece’s new loan deal with the European Union, opened talks on a unity government with his conservative opponents and vowed to continue in office despite rumors he would resign. In an address to his party’s central committee on Thursday evening, Mr. Papandreou said there was no need for a referendum now that the opposition New Democracy Party had said it would back the debt deal. He invited that party to become “co-negotiators” on the new deal. “The question was never...
  • Civil Disobedience in Greece Grows Over Government's Austerity Measures

    10/28/2011 10:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | 10/28/11
    Greeks have launched a wave of civil disobedience against the embattled government's austerity measures designed to appease international creditors, which provided rescue loans to the country. The latest example of rebellion is the Athens municipality of Nea Ionia, where authorities are urging people not to pay a much reviled new property tax being charged through electricity bills. "Our constituents can't pay, they don't have the ability to," Nea Ionia mayor Iraklis Gotsis said. "We consider the new tax to be illegal. But in essence, the truth is our people just can't pay."
  • EU official: banks agree 50 pct cut on Greek debt

    10/26/2011 7:18:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/26/11 | Don Melvin and Gabriele Steinhauer - AP
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Private investors agreed Thursday morning to accept losses of 50 percent on their Greek bonds, a European Union official said, removing the last apparent roadblock to a broad plan to solve the continent's debt crisis. The deal with private creditors would significantly cut Greece's debt load, the very problem that kicked off the eurozone's debt drama almost two years ago. At an emergency summit in Brussels, European leaders had already agreed to force banks to raise euro106 billion ($148 billion) by June — partially to ensure they could weather the expected losses on Greek debt. They also...
  • Why It's Actually A Big Deal That Greek Bond Haircuts Talks Have Been Suspended

    10/26/2011 7:21:27 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-26-2011 | Simone Foxman
    Why It's Actually A Big Deal That Greek Bond Haircuts Talks Have Been Suspended Simone Foxman Oct. 26, 2011, 9:53 AM Talks on the losses private Greek bondholders will take are deadlocked and have been suspended. This news just hit the wires from Bloomberg. So far, U.S. markets don't seem to care. However, this could be a big deal, for two reasons: - Debt sustainability in Greece is virtually impossible without significant writedowns of sovereign debt. The numbers are just too big to allow for anything else. More private sector involvement (perhaps coupled with public sector involvement) is seen as...