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Riot Police Against Disabled Greeks on Wheel Chairs Protesting Welfare Cuts by EU/IMF

There must be something rotten in the heads of some people governing this country. On Tuesday morning in Athens, riot police was deployed to avert (riots by?)  hundreds of disabled Greeks on wheel chairs to come close to Prime Minister’s Mansion, the Greek Parliament and the Finance Ministry. The disabled on wheel chairs had gathered …

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Explosive Device at Greek Embassy in Paris

A self-made explosive device was found at the Greek embassy in Paris. Embassy staff was evacuated and Frnehc police defused the decive. Greek media report that “according to information, the responsibility was claimed by an Italian organisation”.

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Some Jobless Greeks Seek Work In “Film” Production?

Students, family fathers and even civil servants desperately seek means to improve their collapsed income. There is not cash in the market and and the jobs offering almost at zero. Now a Greek weekly claims that the “sensual film production” seems to be a good alternative to earn some money and …

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CNN Report: Greece’s New Homeless (video) – Shocked?

Greece middle classes are deteriorating under the strict austerity. After the social calls of Greece’s new poor, a new social class arises in the streets and squares of Athens: Greece’s new homeless. With an average age at 47 years, 11% of Greece homeless has a university degree, 23.5% a high …

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Full Moon and Total Eclipse: How Do They Affect Our Lives?

A wonderful ‘blood-red’ full moon will rise after the sunset on December 10th, 2011. Bright and mysterious and a kind of scary. The full moon on Dec 10/11thfalls victim of a total lunar eclipse. As the moon will rise in Europe it will be covered partially with the shadow of the earth, …

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Athens 11° C: Latest Trends Bei Greece’s New Poor

That was another sunny day in Athens today. Chilly but sunny. I had to go ‘downtown’ of the suburb I live to fix some issues, buy a birthday present for a friend. I walked around and visited several shops. What a miserable ‘festive’ mood! Hardly customers inside, not very modern or good quality staff, …

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Greece: Unemployment at 17.5% – 20K New Jobless Every Month

I should have started this post with a sentence like “Shocking data” or “Dramatic increase” but I don’t. I am neither shocked nor surprised about the new unemployment rate. Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT issued the new data for September 2011. Unemployment is at 17.5% which translates into 857,656 people without a …

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How Lunar Eclipse Affects EU-Summit

Oh Oh Oh! Looking at the planets I would urgently and strongly advice our esteemed EU leaders to postpone the EU Summit scheduled for Thursday and Friday,  December 8th and 9th 2011.  Not only retrograde Mercury will have a major negative impact on their communication and will get them involved in endless …

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Larisa: Supermarket Chain Pays Employees With Food & Milk Instead of Salary

That some business in Greece face serious economic problems is no secret. That some employees keep working waiting for the salary for three to six or even more than ten months is not a secret too. That businesses close down because of sharp decrease of revenues is known to everyone here as well. But that …

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Volos: Homeless Man Dies Inside a … Refrigerator

These are conditions that were unknown in Greece until recently….  A homeless man was found dead inside a refrigerator abandoned at a plot of a square at the city of Volos, in central Greece. The 70-year old man was ‘living’ inside the abandoned refrigerator for deep frozen fish, size 2 x …

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Greece’s Public Hospitals Refuse To Admit Poor Parturient Women

That’s the new Health System of Greece: State Hospitals turn away parturient women without job or insurance and small income if they can’t pay in advance the price of  €950 to €1500. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the managements of public hospitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Rethymnon refused to admit women shortly …

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Greece’s Fashion King Arrested for Tax Evasion

Greece’s most famous fashionistas, LakisGavalas was arrested with handcuffs and all the necessary accessories on Friday night in Athens. Police arrested “Mr. Lak” in the context of arresting big scale state debtors. Greek media report, that Gavalas was for almost a week the most wanted state debtor, but authorities efforts …

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Students Protest Greek FinMin at His Daughter Graduation (video)

 Oh, these cheeky Greek students! They protested Financial Minister Evangelos Venizelos who had come to watch the graduation of his daughter at the Law University of Thessaloniki. They showed an absolute lack of respect. They started chanted slogans against him and put on hims the blame for lifting of university …

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Crete: School Boy, 13, Faints After Two Days Without a Meal

A boy, aged 13, fainted during the class in a school of Heraklion, Crete, due to malnutrition. When the teachers called in the mother of the boy, she said that the whole family had not eaten for two days due to economic problems. “It’s natural for the child to faint without food”. …

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Athens: Christmas Tree Decorated with Poll-Tax Bills!

“Indignant” citizens of Nea Penteli, suburb in northern Athens perfectly adjusted themselves to the atmosphere of the days and decorated the muncipality Christmas tree with power company bills containing the ’emergency property tax’. This symbolic ‘artistic intervention was thought as a substitute to an angry-citizens-action protesting at the local DEH …

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Athens: Greek Honey Festival, Dec 2-4/11

Mmmm…. December is the month we crave for delicious honey, we normally add to Greek Christmas bakery. Pies and cookies, and even meat and poultry dishes glazed with honey or surrounded by honey sauce. Not to forget mentioning the many traditional Greek dishes with honey. And then a light honey …

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