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  • 'Hero' Greek Woman Sets Fire to Drunken Briton's Genitals (Sambucco Fire on Attempted Rapist)

    08/06/2009 9:09:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 5,835+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Aug 2009 | Paul Anast
    A 26-year old Greek woman has become an overnight national hero after setting fire to the genitals of a 23-year old drunken Briton who allegedly tried to sexually assault her in a crowded bar. The unidentified woman from the fiercely proud island of Crete won herself even more praise by doing the right legal thing – turning herself over to police and the courts to be put on trial for what she claimed was her "right to self-defence". She will face a magistrate on Friday to see if the case will go to court. She is currently facing an investigating...
  • Phaistos Disk: Greek or Luwian?

    06/25/2009 3:16:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 592+ views
    Examiner ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Diana Gainer
    Since this disk was found in Crete, and the people of Crete today speak Greek, that's a good language to assume was spoken by the maker of the disk. Still, that's a guess, or a hypothesis, not a fact. Besides that, we know that not everybody on Crete spoke Greek in the Bronze Age. The classical Greeks mentioned people they called Eteocretans who did not speak Greek. Further, we know that Linear A, written by the Minoans on Crete before the Mycenean Greeks came, did not represent Greek. Professor Hubert LaMarle considers it to be an early Indo-Iranian language, related...
  • Blessing of the Foundation Stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite Churches at Bethany 

    05/10/2009 2:55:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 345+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 10, 2009
    On Sunday evening, 10 May 2009, the Holy Father blessed two foundation stones, at Bethany beyond the Jordan, one for a Latin church and one for a Greek Melkite church. The Pope recalled, in addition to the Baptism of Christ, the biblical association of the prophet Elijah with this area. Dear Brother Bishops, Dear friends, It is with great spiritual joy that I come to bless the foundation stones of two Catholic Churches to be built beside the river Jordan, a place marked by many memorable events in biblical history. The prophet Elijah the Tishbite, was from this area, not...
  • Latest Ship Seizures Broaden Counter-Piracy Challenge

    03/27/2009 6:00:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 423+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2009 – Two ship seizures in the Indian Ocean in recent days appear to indicate that pirates have broadened their focus beyond the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden. Pirates hijacked two chemical tankers: the Bahamian-flagged, Norwegian-owned vessel Bowasir on March 25 and the Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned Nipayia yesterday, a Navy spokesman confirmed. Bowasir and its 23-member crew were operating more than 380 nautical miles southeast of Kismayo, Somalia. Nipayia and its 19 merchant mariners were pirated 490 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, the official said. The seizures were the farthest yet from the Gulf of Aden, where the...
  • Bombings are response to financial crisis, say Greek militants[Citigroup]

    03/15/2009 8:25:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 441+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 13 Mar 2009 | ANGUS HOWARTH
    A GREEK militant group threatened to continue its bombing campaign in a statement published yesterday, and claimed recent attacks against Citibank were in response to the international financial crisis. The weekly newspaper Pontiki published a statement from the Revolutionary Struggle group claiming responsibility for a failed car bomb attack on Citibank offices in Athens on 18 February, and a bomb attack on Monday on a suburban Citibank branch. The Pontiki has been used by the militant group in the past to publish its proclamations. In its latest statement, Revolutionary Struggle argued that the American bank was part of a "criminal...
  • Contradictions: Underneath a Solid Sky (Does Genesis 1 teach the sky was solid?)

    03/09/2009 3:50:09 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 140 replies · 1,597+ views
    AiG ^ | March 9, 2009 | Gary Vaterlaus
    Critics of the Bible have often said that the writings of Genesis reflect an “unscientific view” of the universe—one that reflected the cosmology of the ancient world. One of these criticisms centers on the Hebrew word raqia used in the creation account of Genesis 1. Several Bible versions, such as the New King James, translate this word as firmament: Genesis 1:6–8, NJKV Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from...
  • Crew Fights Off Somali Pirates with Water Jets

    01/02/2009 11:52:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies · 1,180+ views
    CNBC ^ | 1/2/2009 | CNBC
    Crewmen fired high pressure water jets Friday to fight off heavily armed Somali pirates trying to board a Greek oil tanker in the dangerous Gulf of Aden, officials said. It was the fourth pirate attack of the new year. Armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades, pirates in three speedboats twice tried to board the Greek-flagged Kriti Episkopi but were driven away when the crew turned fire hoses on them and EU aircraft scrambled from a nearby European Union naval flotilla to help, shipping company and Greek government officials said.
  • Muslim Youths Attack Greek Police With Laser Pointers (Islamists trying to overthrow Greece)

    12/14/2008 9:47:15 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 39 replies · 6,093+ views
    How low will they go?? As low as laser blinding Greek Police: "A riot policeman is aimed at with a laser light pointer during riots outside the Athens Polytechnic. Small bands of Greek rioters hurling firebombs attacked an environment ministry building, shops and banks in Athens on Saturday during an eighth day of protests following the killing of a teenager by police." And that's not all: "A warning from Serb intelligence about the mobilization of an extremist Islamic organization in Greece has put the Greek authorities on high alert. Several days ago, Serb intelligence briefed a Serb parliamentary Committee that...
  • The Fall of Athens

    12/14/2008 9:40:31 AM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 14 replies · 785+ views
    Wall Street Journal Europe ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2008 | TAKIS MICHAS
    The Fall of Athens The Greek government loses the battle of ideas, and then it loses control. When Greece's conservative New Democracy party came to power in March 2004 it promised three things: to "reinvent" the state, to eliminate corruption and to initiate much-needed educational reform. Four years later, the situation remains unchanged: The state is still a tool for bestowing benefits and favors, corruption in the public sector is still rampant, and all attempts at educational reform have quickly fizzled out.
  • Police officers charged as Greece tips deeper into turmoil

    12/11/2008 5:57:14 AM PST · by Blackyce · 24 replies · 837+ views
    AFP ^ | Dec 11, 2008 | AFP
    Greece slipped deeper into turmoil, with a fifth day of clashes between youths and police, plus a general strike, as two police officers were charged in connection with the killing of a teenager that sparked the unrest. Despite a vow by Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to restore order, demonstrators battled security forces outside the Greek parliament as the nationwide work stoppage halted flights in and out of Greece and closed banks, schools and some hospital services.
  • Christmas tree torched in Athens riots

    12/08/2008 7:39:25 PM PST · by Blackyce · 35 replies · 8,139+ views
    ABC/Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2008 | Emma Alberici and Helena Smith
    Christmas tree torched in Athens riots By Emma Alberici and Helena SmithPosted December 9, 2008 07:13:00Updated December 9, 2008 08:55:00 People flee from a burning Christmas Tree in Syntagma Square in Athens. (AFP: Aris Messinis) Video: Greek protests enter third day (ABC News) Related Story: Fresh rioting hits Greek cities Rioters have torched a large Christmas tree in central Athens at the end of a third day of violent demonstrations in Greece.The tree, in Syntagma Square, was set on fire amid riots in the Greek capital in protest over the death of a 15-year-old boy who was shot by police...
  • Massive riots cripple Greece's main cities

    12/08/2008 7:24:17 PM PST · by Blackyce · 88 replies · 4,395+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 8, 2008 | AP
    <p>ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's interior minister says the massive protest riots in cities across the country are "unacceptable" but insists that police are doing all they can to protect people's lives and property.</p> <p>Thousands of youths are rampaging through Athens, the northern city of Thessaloniki and several other cities in the third day of riots Monday after police shot and killed a teenager on Saturday.</p>
  • "The Bible says that Progressives are estranged from God"

    10/24/2008 2:10:58 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies · 572+ views
    Sometimes dynamic translations do cause unforeseen problems. A Word Study. Folks, some times you have to hand it to Bible translators because in their quest to make the Bible understandable and relevant to today, they in fact may make it too understandable and too relevant. Consider how the New American Bible translates 2 John 1:9: Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.Now the footnote that accompanies this verse explains is as follows: Anyone who is so "progressive":...
  • The Greek Deacon of the Papal Rite of Mass (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/27/2008 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 926+ views
    Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae blog ^ | 9/27/2008 | Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, HED
    Today, few people are aware of the fact that the Pope has his own particular rite of Mass. Special ceremonies and liturgical customs are present at solemn papal liturgies which are not found in the ordinary rites of the Roman Church. The reason for these special ceremonies lies in the identity of the Bishop of Rome himself: besides being the principal hierarch of the Latin Church (thus, until recently bearing the title Patriarch of the West), the Pope is the Father and Head of the Universal Church. Symbolic of this universal headship is the presence at solemn papal functions of...
  • Barack Obama and Slavery

    09/26/2008 7:09:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,123+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2008 | Bill Warner
    Slavery still stalks the American consciousness, its wounds yet festering in many hearts. If Barack Obama were to set his mind to it, he could heal much of the damage this peculiar institution wrought on our national soul. This great and tragic error that must be given justice. Obama is the best person in the world who can recognize, remember and honor the deaths of 125 million and the enslavement of tens of millions of people. His unique qualifications can be found in his names. Until he was 20 years old, he went by the first name Barry. Then he...
  • The Temple of Obama & Queen Gorgo

    08/27/2008 7:47:38 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 50 replies · 516+ views
    The Real Democrat Party ^ | 08/27/08 | Coffee260
    Reuters reports that “Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.” John McCormack posts a photograph of the stage under construction here. The Political Inquirer visualizes the scene below.Is it no coincedence that Barack’s speech has a tinge of an Ancient Greek theme?First Michelle Obama echo’s Queen Gorgo and now Barack is giving his speech from the set of Gladiator.What next? A townhall meeting at the Parthenons?
  • Obama speech stage resembles ancient Greek temple

    08/27/2008 6:17:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 86 replies · 340+ views
    DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.
  • 1,600-year-old version of Bible goes online

    07/21/2008 8:45:36 PM PDT · by gpapa · 12 replies · 144+ views
    Reuters via ^ | July. 21, 2008 | Dave Graham
    BERLIN - More than 1,600 years after it was written in Greek, one of the oldest copies of the Bible will become globally accessible online for the first time this week. From Thursday, sections of the Codex Sinaiticus, which contains the oldest complete New Testament, will be available on the Internet, said the University of Leipzig, one of the four curators of the ancient text worldwide. High resolution images of the Gospel of Mark, several Old Testament books, and notes on the work made over centuries will appear on as a first step towards publishing the entire manuscript online...
  • Audio of the day: Dimitri the Stud (you will laugh yourselves silly over this!)

    07/04/2008 6:20:17 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 70 replies · 1,503+ views
    This audio was played this morning on WMAL's "Grandy & Andy Morning Show" and I was laughing so hard I almost fell over. You will totally enjoy this. Here's the YouTube blurb: "This was sent to me by a friend, its legit... following is the story from him. Okay guys here is the info on this voicemail. One of my friend's from work and her friend were out one night in the SF Marina district and were hanging outside of the bars trying to find a cab. One of the girl's, Olga ends up meeting this guy Dmitri and they...
  • Bats about the Attic: Fewer Greek students, but still plenty of devoted ones

    06/26/2008 10:49:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies · 184+ views
    The Economist ^ | Thursday, June 26th, 2008 | unattributed op-ed
    At first sight, the statistics are positively wine-dark. As part of school education, countries may maintain it in theory but rarely in practice. Portuguese pupils have it as an option in their final year; in Sweden fewer than 100 schoolchildren study it, in Belgium around 800. In Britain, of a mere 241 entrants for Greek A-level (typically taken at 18) in 2007, fully 226 were from independent (private) schools... Though some classics departments in the United States have had to close or merge, the number of students enrolled in Greek has been going up since the 1990s. In 2006 fully...