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Italian-Greek anarchists link in Rome parcel bombs?

One day after the parcel bomb sent to Greece’s embassy in Rome, Italian daily “Corriera de la Serra” publishes an excerpt of the proclamation that accompanied the explosive device. According to the  newspaper, the organization “Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) – Revolutionary Cell Lambros Fountas” that claimed responsibility for the bomb claimed: “We …

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Writing my New Year’s Resolutions… in Pictures

 I never write down resolutions for the New Year. That I do for one simple reason. I misplace the piece of paper and never find it again. I don’t even make a list in my head, because it is normally “quick thought and quick forgotten”. Of course, above all these tricks …

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Greece: After Christmas Facts,Dec 28

I find it hard to start posting again after the two days Christmas break. This luck of “working” spirit has to do with the fact that there no breathtaking or even weird news to report from Greece. Ok, there are strikes/stoppages on Public transport again but that’s no new.  Unionists …

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Take the Christmas Spirit Quiz!

In case, you are still wondering what is this “Christmas Spirit”, you can take the Quizz and find out! Just think in terms of   Charles Dickens and his  Christmas Carol story… To take the Quiz click Guardian/Do you have the Christmas spirit?  My score was: Do you have the Christmas spirit? …

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Have you seen any Christmas Spirit around?

Days spent in hectic to prepare for Christmas. Running up and down to buy decorations, food stuff,  few presents, organize things and close “issues”. Stress…  I always have stress before Christmas but the last two weeks were particularly stressful. Normally stress is  gone on the very  Christmas Day, in fact on Christmas …

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Where is Santa right now – 2010? Track him with Norad

Where is Santa Claus right now? In digital and internet times, you can track him and see where he is. Technology makes it possible! We live in times of virtual reality of  Google Earth and Google Maps, anyway. To track Stanta in December 2011, please, go to our : Track …

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Merry Christmas to all!

Are you ready for Christmas? Are you ready for Santa? I hope and bet you are… It doesn’t need much to feel comfortable these days… Just think of all those you have no home, no food, no family, no friends… Reading this post means you have at least an internet connection. …

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Greece Xmas Carrols:Don’t turn away children tomorrow, Dec 24

If you door bell rings at 6 o’clock tomorrow morning, it won’t be the taxman! It will be neighborhood’s children wanting to sing the Christmas Carols. It is a Greece wide tradition. Open the door and let them sing! They will ask you : “Να τα πούμε;” (Na ta pume? Shall …

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Bit Frustrated….

I feel, I should change my blog’s meta tags into “Economy”, “Strikes”,  “Misery” and “Recipes”…. If the news produced by Greece continue like this, I might do it after all. When I started this blog last summer I still had some sense of humor to look at things. Looking at …

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Dec 21 Full Moon Eclipse: Superstitious or not? (videos)

 I find it hard to sit down, concentrate  and write something useful today. Apart from the fact that no important or breathtaking news are coming from Greece,  I have ten thousand things whirling around my head. It is the Christmas planning and preparations like shopping, decorating and baking, then my …

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Hey! I got a Letter from Santa!

Hey, I got a Letter from Santa Claus!  I wrote him this morning and sent him my humble whishes for this Christmas: Peace, Health and Lots of Euros!  Good old Santa replied immediately, in fact in less than a minute. It’s obvious I didn’t send him a letter with stamps …

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My Christmas Tree is on strike!

Talking about strikes…my brand new Christmas Tree decided to go on strike! Correct! It is a Greek Christmas Tree! It refused to accept baubles or any other kind of ornaments. It let me decorate it with just three lights rows and one Scandinavian reindeer. I hope it’s just a stoppage and not …

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Don’t miss the Geminid meteor shower tonight! Dec 13-14

December’s Geminid meteor shower is happening tonight! The best viewing should be from late night December 13 till dawn December 14.  The radiant point rises in the east in mid-evening, it’s highest between 02:00 -03:00 a.m. Apparently you can watch the wonderful meteor shower in Greece too! Start looking to …

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US-Economist Nouriel Roubini’s Greek Delight

Renowned US based economist Nouriel Roubini might have shocked the Greeks when he advised a controlled bankruptcy or else “a debt restructuring” last week.  He himself though, he seems to have enjoyed his short paid vacation in Athens where he came upon an invitation to speak to a congress of  the local leading business …

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Sun in Athens, Floods in Samos, Strikes everywhere…

I had originally decided not to post any negative news over this weekend. This decision of mine turns to be a rather difficult task as Greeks in general and Athenians in particular will face the “hell on earth” in terms of public transport: workers will either go on 24-hours strikes …

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Greek cruise liner in dramatic Antarctica distress (video)

What is a Greek doing in the Antarctica? Good question! Cruiser Clelia II ran into weather trouble and rough sea down there in Antarctica, lost an engine, had its windows shattered and happy cruise passengers puke breakfast, lunch and dinner, all three in one row, re-painting the luxury cabins walls. …

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Greek winemakers to fill lawsuit in Germany over Macedonia PDO

A local cooperative of winemakers in northern Greece on Wednesday announced that it will file a lawsuit in Germany against distributors and super market retailers offering wines from the neighbouring former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) under the indication “Macedonia”.      The president of the Association of Winemakers & Viticulturalists …

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Greek banks on 3h work stoppage, Dec 8

Talking about strikes…. The banks will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, December 8, 2010  from 12:00 to 15:00 as Bank Employees’ Trade Union (OTOE) will go over to a work stoppage. OTOE is seeking to end attacks on collective bargaining and employees’ rights. After Piraeus Bank sabbatical years plans  and Agricultural Bank’s …

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