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Jobless in Greece? Be a Member of the Parliament!

I couldn’t but laugh and shake my head reading that among the professions a Greek jobless can choose is the one of  “Member of  Parliament”! The profession of MP is listed among other professions like priest, army officer and fireman, professions one can choose on the website of  Greek Employment Organization-OAED, …

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Athens: Tear gas opens the Acropolis! (videos)

Tension prevailed this morning in the archaeological site of the Acropolis as riot police fired tear gas against protesting workers and repelled some of them with handcuffs. There is information that during a clash between police & protesters a cameraman from the Associated Press was injured. A small group of Culture …

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Greek Company offers Chile Miners paid vacation to Greece

Hopes and fears are rising and gifts from all over the world are waiting for  Chile’s 33 miners preparing  for rescue. Among other offers is the touching gift of a Greek Mining Company for paid vacation to Greece. According to Infosurhoy.com  report from Santiago, Chile, Greek mining conglomerate Elmin Hellenic Mining SA has  delivered …

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Juncker vs. Lady Gaga: And the Winner is…

Jean Claude Juncker! Exactly! Eurogroup-chief Juncker ranked first in my blog yesterday. Euro-Juncker got 4,91 percent more than Lady Gaga! The three posts about Juncker’s statement that caused political row in Greece and stunned many European politicians reached  26,4% in the preference of KeepTalkingGreece’s visitors, according to Google Analytics. . The visitors came …

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Lady Gaga: Pregnant or Just Too Much Greek Food? (Mykonos Video)

Lady Gaga was spotted shopping on the island of Mykonos. Together with Luc Carl! The video from the security camera of the shop shows  Lady Gaga in Bikini, leather jacket and 12 cm high heels. He belly is suspiciously round… Pregnant or just lots of oily Greek food? A day before …

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Greek Policeman gets life sentence for killing teen boy

The epilogue was written and justice prevailed today , almost two years, after the tragic loss of  Alexis Grigoropoulos. The 15 year old  boy was shot and killed by a police officer in Athens down town Exarchia on December 6, 2008.  Alexis Grave  Alexis’s murder sparked a series of demonstrations …

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Greeks deeply disppointed by politicians & politics – Polls

Greeks are deeply disappointed by the politicians and the political system. Furthermore they are very pessimistic about the future of  the economy and do not seem to believe much the proclamations for development as trumpeted by the government. Two polls published in Sunday newspapers clearly demonstrate  Greek citizens’s attitude: Politics and …

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Greek women always knew: Greek men are mummy’s boys

Mummy’s best! What Greek women have been knowing for ages is now officially confirmed! Greek men love mummy above all! How do we know? They prefer to live with mum than going and live alone. Mummy doesn’t give just support and praise! Most important is that mummy washes and irons …

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Cretalive.gr: The Ultimate Alternative to Smoking Ban

Cretalive.gr  is growing slowly to one of  my favorite Greek internet sites! Not only they have interesting news you don’t see else where but they are witty too. Today the post the ultimate alternative  to smoking ban in restaurants that has upset thousands of Greek smokers.

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Lady Gaga enjoying the Greek sun (pictures)

YES! Lady Gaga enjoyed the Greek sun! Some photographer spotted her together with Luc Carl on the beach. Fun and hugs with Aegean view.   No use to run around on the island of Crete trying to take more pictures of  her though. Lady Gaga, Luc Carl, body guards and suitcases left …

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Lady Gaga: did she kiss a Greek policeman?

Should I be shocked? I read in Cretalive’s exclusive report about  Lady Gaga that she kissed a Greek policeman two days ago. Cretalive reports that when Lady Gaga arrived at Heralkion airport on the island of Crete, she totally disappointed the Greek security forces.  First because she wasn’t dressed like …

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Lady Gaga enjoys vacations in Greece

That music and film stars love to spend their vacations in Greece is not a secret. The latest arrival of an American VIP is that of  superstar Lady Gaga!  Cretalive portal reports that she arrived yesterday morning  at Heraklion airport, accompanied by her boyfriend and two body guards.  I suppose the boyfriend is …

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Real Estate Scandal: They are among us…

Not the aliens! But lawyers, judges, a priest and an unknown number of civil servants forming a gang were more than they seemed to be. The story? As chilling as the film “They are among us”. At least seven lawyers, six judges,  tax officials, notaries, bank officials and bailiffs,  two policemen, a labor …

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Attica: Some sink in the sh**

Many complain that truck owners’ strikes have caused shortages of products. In contrast, other complain about a rising surplus. A surplus in sh**! No kidding! Quite some areas outside Athens are not connected to public sewer system. Now that septic tank drivers and owners are on strike, inhabitants of several villages in …

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Man bites Policeman (Video)

The first thing you learn at a journalistic school  is to differentiate between “News” and “news“.  A famous quotation says that “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.” How about Man bites Policeman? Is …

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Athens: Pamela Anderson eats a bread roll!

WOW! I thought that’s THE news of the day! Baywatch star Pamela Anderson bought a bread roll froma street baker and ate it! According to exclusive information floating the Greek internet, the bread roll was stuffed with chocolate! Devoted photographers and  Greek bread roll “koulouri“- promoters immortilized the historical moments of Pamela …

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Marfin Bank-Victims: Deficiencies in Fire Protection System

Significant deficiencies in the fire protection system of the Marfin Bank contributed to the tragic death of three bank employees during clashes in Athens, report the Inspectorate of the Greek Ministry of Labour . Investigating the circumstances of  employees’ deaths and the fire the inspectors indicate that the only emergency exit …

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Greeks still resist smoking ban

I got on a taxi recently. We had just drove a couple of meters when the driver asked my permission to smoke: “May I?” he asked, while he had already pulled a cigarette out of the box showing it to me. “Ehrrr.. I am a smoker, too”, I replied, “but …

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