Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sun is up - INNA

she's the other-worldly Scarlet to my clueless Rhett



"She's the disfunctional Becal to my twisted Bogart, she's the other-worldly Scarlet to my clueless Rhett, she's the - well, she's the Ricky to my Lucy". OMG I love him. :D

Friday, June 17, 2011

Australian kisses his Canadian girlfriend during the Vancouver Riots

The mystery identity of the couple kissing while lying on a Vancouver street as riot police battled crowds following the Canucks' Stanley Cup loss has been revealed as Australian Scott Jones and his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas.
Jones's family in the Land Down Under said he has been in Canadafor six months, working as a bartender and trying to break into acting and standup comedy. At least one of his comedy routines has been posted on YouTube.
Following the Canucks' Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, images of the kissing couple were splashed around the world — notably in Australia after the family came forward as knowing the man caught in a passionate embrace with a woman on the street of the B.C. city.
On Twitter, Facebook and other social media, there was early speculation that the picture was staged. CBC.ca immediately launched a search to uncover the identity of the two.
Hannah Jones, Scott's sister from Perth, told CBC News in an email that the man in the pictures is her 29-year-old brother, and he recently started dating Thomas, who attends the University of Guelph in Ontario.
And via Skype from Perth, their father, Brett, also confirmed that the pair are his son and his new girlfriend, and that Scott ended up being a knight in shining armour of sorts.
Brett Jones said the couple had been at the NHL final game, and after the frenzy following the loss spilled into the street, the two were caught in the violence.
"They were between the riot police and the rioters, and the riot police were actually charging forward, and Alex got knocked by a [police] shield and fell to the ground," he told CBC News. "[Scott] was comforting her and gave her a kiss to say, 'It’s going to be OK,' and the photographer just took the shot at that moment."
Brett Jones said Scott is fine, and Alex suffered a bruised leg from falling to the ground.
The two are overwhelmed by all the coverage the picture has gotten, he said, noting that he has been fielding calls from media around the world.
"They are both just totally stunned by it, actually."
The dad of the now-famous bartender-standup comedian said Scott was in Vancouver on a work visa, and is leaving in a few days for the U.S., and then heading back to Australia.
But the image of Scott Jones and his girlfriend will likely forever be considered the one bright light in the Vancouver post-Stanley Cup frenzy.
"It’s just completely gone viral around the world," his dad noted.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/vancouver-riots-kissing-duo-australian-canadian-114037589.html

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kelly Cutrone - Not your Normal average girl

“I’m more of an ancient feminist than a modern feminist. I believe in the goddesses. I like that whole warrior tribal thing. I’m happy. There aren’t that many strong women on TV. Even if you look at Sex and the City…. if you look at women on television… Sarah Jessica Parker’s character is obsessed with Mr. Big and Kim Cattrall is getting banged 20 times a day.”



3. FM: The book is supposed to be a guide for girls to make it in the real world. Does it mostly speak to the PR industry, or did you try to include advice for any career?
KC: It’s not really about PR. There are a lot of fashion stories about the fashion industry. But it’s mainly a book to make people realize they’ve been programmed. I talk a lot in the book about how mothers, the life-bringers themselves, sing songs to their daughters like, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.” It’s excessive.You have to be skinny, pretty, make good grades. Says who?
4. FM: How does this apply to kids at Harvard?
KC: Kids at Harvard, I’m sure there are some that are living their dream, but there are people there experiencing someone else’s dream. And if there are people around you who aren’t listening to you, who don’t believe that you can manifest what it is you are dreaming, or don’t want you to, then you should get the fuck away from them.
It’s a book about deprogramming, about intuition, about taking risks—especially when you are young.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/2/1/nbsp-harvard-fm-kc/



If You Talk to God, You're Spiritual. If He Talks Back, You're Nuts - LOL


- The more you learn, the less you realize you know.

- If You Talk to God, You're Spiritual. If He Talks Back, You're Nuts.

- You can’t argue with reason against a position that isn’t based on reason.

- "Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them." - Voltaire

- "If you pick a truth and follow it blindly. It becomes a falsehood, and you a fanatic." - Anonymous

-"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin






Riots Riots and MORE Riots - OUUF


Barcelona Spain Riots
Protesters demonstrate outside the Ciudadela park in Barcelona, Spain, June 15, 2011

Rioters in Greece
Riot police detain a protester during anti-austerity protests in Athens,
June 15, 2011

Rioters in China
Riot police block off a street in Xintang, that was  hit by rioting on June 12, 2011 in Guangzhou province



The Moon at 24 + degrees of Sagittarius is closely conjunct its North Node, and also aspects Chiron

June 15th Full Moon Full Moon Chart
This Full Moon, taking place on Wednesday, June 15th, at 1:14 PM PDT, is caught in Earth’s shadow, an eclipse that can be seen in Asia and Australia where the Sun has gone to bed, although not in sunny mid-day California, nor for that matter anywhere in North America. Because this eclipse is part of the same cycle as the one that occurred 19 years ago, on June 14, 1992, it might be fruitful to review the changes in your life since then. If any issue was prominent at that time, it could return now in a different way, as appropriate to a different level of evolution and the accumulated insights gained.

The Moon at 24 + degrees of Sagittarius is closely conjunct its North Node, and also aspects Chiron, bringing old patterns of behavior and reactivity more fully into our emotional field and our consciousness. Painful parts of ourselves might potentially be revealed. The goal is acceptance of these dark places within our psyches and moving past them. Note that this is not by ignoring them or pretending that they are not there, but in moving on with life by honoring these wounded places and allowing them a place at the table of our conscious awareness.Pluto aspects Chiron, and Mars as well, while the Sun is conjunct Mercury as the Moon opposes it, so that our understanding is increased of our most secret urges. Anger could get out of hand if we do not consciously check it. Neptune is also prominent in this configuration, with Jupiter, so that it is also indicated that we might yet have an ultimately spiritual and peaceful take on our experience.

These planetary energies merely remind us of what is inside of each one of us for good or for ill. It is currently quite difficult to get along and even to rise above, amidst the swirling energetic factors that lead to clashes everywhere we look; and yet we have the basic wisdom to do so. These days of polarization sometime bring out the worst side of humanity and yet in the heat of these fractious times we have also the great potential for bringing out our best. It’s a choice that when made carries reverberations to all corners of the planet and reinforces the choices made by others out of of our common kinship.

http://www.astrograph.com/free-horoscope/configurations.php

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hockey or Afghanistan????? Social Media and Pride over Destruction in Vancouver

Comments from various blogs on the Internet


"These aren't 'fans', they're idiots and they don't represent Vancouver Canucks fans. The fans inside Rogers arena are true fans with class, they cheered on the Canucks after the game ended, then they applauded the Bruins and stayed to watch them in their glory. True hockey fans, not the very few immature idiots on the street."


"Hey, i admit this is pretty sad and they need to grow up but these people are just drunk/high idiots that wanna cause trouble. But you must know that us other canadians and canucks fans are just sitting at home mad at them too because the truth is that this is not what vancouver or canada is about. Their sore losers but dont let it reflect on who we are as a city or a country :) "


"It's pretty sad that the people downtown have resorted to a riot. GROW UP! At least the fans in the arena were mature and respectable, they cheered the Bruins and gave a few standing ovations. Vancouver Canucks gave us a good run! It's been a long time since they made it past even round 2. Be thankful they made it all the way to a Stanley Cup Game 7."


"Do you really think that people take a hockey loss so seriously that they would do damage to their own city? NO... these are just drunk sh*t disturbers that are using the loss as an excuse to cause havoc... shame on them, although I'd like to see the VPD taking stronger measures asap, zero tolerance!"


"As a Canadian, I am embarassed that anyone is doing this. I am not a huge hockey fan but I was cheering for the Canucks. HOWEVER, Boston played hard and deserved to win, congrats! Please don't let the behavior of these idiots reflect on the rest of Canada. We are not the only ones to have started riots during sporting events, and sadly, won't be the last. It is a sporting event, yes tempers do flare but seriously, grow up! I try to teach my kids who play other sports that you play fair and someone has to win, someone has to loose. No one likes to loose but Boston deserved to win. Again, deep apologies for these idiots ruining this. It seemed planned from the start. And remember, most of us are adults and know how to act!"


"Sad thing is...16 of the 22 Bruins ARE CANADIANS!! Only 3 Americans played that game...such a sad day in Canadian history.I don't care who started it,they should be held accountable for all the senseless damage & destruction!! I feel bad that our children hafta see this kind of unsportsmanlike behaviour!!"
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110615/bc_stanley_cup_riot_110615/20110615/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome


http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=926588&page=4

I saw this guy. People around him started gathering around him and getting on cell phones.

There were people there not interested in the hockey game. Holding 2011 Riot signs and gas masks -- not interested in the hockey at all.
I'm riding the train back home and I get to hear a group of 20-somethings brag about the damage they caused and talk about picking up their car at a station, then driving back across the border to Washington.

I'm shocked. Vancouver had viewing parties for 3 games before this, and then some *******s come to crash our party.


Our economies are about to go bankrupt, corruption is at an all time high, wars all over the world....but we riot only after a *ucking hockey game! !!!!


MyGreekSpirit *Rolls her eyes*

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse


A partially eclipsed full moon hangs in the evening sky over Belgrade, Serbia, on Wednesday during the start of a total lunar eclipse. The sight heralded thelongest and deepest total lunar eclipse seen in more than a decade.
"The path that the moon is taking through Earth's shadow is almost directly through [the shadow's] center, making for the longest possible path and so the longest duration," said Ben Burress, staff astronomer at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California.
Earth's shadow started to darken the moon around 18:22 universal time, or UT (2:22 p.m. eastern time). The period when the moon is completely engulfed in Earth's shadow—known as totality—began at 19:22 UT and lasted for almost two hours.
"The last eclipse that was as long as this one was in 2000, while the next won't be until 2018, so this makes it a somewhat rare event."
(Submit your June 15 lunar eclipse pictures and we may run them on National Geographic News. Be sure to use the word "eclipse.")




The energy for tomorrow’s lunar eclipse is starting to build, and it’s likely to have a profound effect on many of us. The eclipse will peak at the moment of the Full Moon at 4:14 pm Eastern.
This is a Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign that represents our search for meaning. Sagittarius describes the Truth that we create for ourselves, and the urge for expansion and adventure that drives us in search for that Truth. The Gemini Sun opposes the Sagittarius Moon, urging us to integrate the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity of knowledge and learning. In Gemini we learn with an open mind; in Sagittarius we seek understanding and discrimination between that which is true and that which is not true. Gemini opens us to new experiences but lacks discrimination; Sagittarius creates more rigid ideology but learns discernment. Neither is better than the other, but the two require balance.
A conjunction of Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, to the Gemini Sun will weigh the balance heavily in Gemini’s favor, activating the mind to be curious and wide awake, processing our life’s experiences through the realm of thoughts and ideas.  This can take us away from the emotional heart where wisdom can settle and become integrated into our life, and a conjunction of Chiron to Neptune in the eclipse chart suggests that there is still soul work to be done.
This eclipse is a powerful one as the Sun and Moon are only one degree from a conjunction to the nodes of the Moon.  The lunar nodes are not planetary bodies but are points in the sky where the Moon crosses the apparent path of the Sun from our earthly perspective.  The nodes are connected with our evolutionary progress and eclipses are said to occur when a lunation (Full or New Moon) occurs in proximity to the nodes.  Because this alignment is so tight, within one degree, this is a total eclipse and it contains greater astrological meaning.
Saturn has just changed direction to travel forward after a retrograde period, and it is still virtually stationary as it begins to pick up speed for its journey in direct motion.  As the planet of structure and responsibility, Saturn requires that we build a container in our lives for the transitions that are to come.  Saturn is traveling freely now, unencumbered by aspects to other planets which can create stress as we struggle with the process of how to apply focus in our lives.
In the eclipse chart Uranus and Pluto are lining up in a powerful aspect that is likely to create intense ripples of transformational energy through all of the political systems as well as our personal lives.  The square of Uranus and Pluto will be closer in July than any time this year before beginning their actual dance next year, but the pieces are falling into place.
This eclipse is an opportunity for us to examine our belief systems (Sagittarius) and keep an open mind to new ideas (Gemini) that will help us to create new structures (Saturn) for the change and transformation that is to come (Uranus/Pluto).  Yet the heart must remain open, because the work of the soul (Chiron/Neptune) is not yet complete.
So enter into the journey of this eclipse free from fear, and with a spirit of adventure and curiosity and all will be well!

Go Canucks Go


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Asclepius, the god of healing





In ancient Greece, over 2,600 years ago, medical centers dedicated to Asclepius, the god of healing, blended the best aspects of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual healing arts. At these sanctuaries, healers offered their compassion and skills to all who came for help. Now, in another day and time, the Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy shares this mission, intense desire, and journey.

In Greek mythology, Asclepius was the originator of medicine and healing. Ancient depictions of Asclepius show a moving visage of infinite compassion, combined with a vigorous, athletic body. His staff, the caduceus, a rod entwined with two serpents, remains the symbol of medicine today.

According to legend, Asclepius was the son of Apollo, the Greek sun god, and a beautiful mortal woman, Coronis. While pregnant, however, Coronis fell in love and took a mortal lover, paying for her infidelity with her life. Yet, when it came to the unborn child, Apollo relented. He beseeched his brother Hermes, the guide of dead souls to the underworld, to pluck the still-living child from his mother’s womb.

Apollo named his son Asclepius and carried him to a remote cave in Crete, where he entrusted him to the care of the centaur Chiron—half horse, half man. Chiron was a wise, gentle, compassionate immortal—who also was thought to have taught Achilles, Jason, and other ancient Greek heroes.

Chiron acted as a mentor to Asclepius, instructing him in the boy’s own passion: the healing arts. Asclepius became skilled in surgery and in the use of drugs. As a young man, he left the cave of Chiron to serve humanity.

Temples dedicated to Asclepius by grateful patients became the first hospitals. Such a shrine was called an Asclepeion. The main center dedicated to Asclepius was the great theater and sanctuary at Epidaurus, located at a sacred spring that bubbled out of a hillside near the thriving city of Corinth.

Epidaurus became a celebrated place of retreat and renewal—a great cultural and healing center that used spiritual, psychological, and physical approaches to healing. Treatments included diet, exercise, rest, medicine, hands-on healing sessions, healing herbs, prayer, assigned study, drama, chanting, dream analysis, clearing the soul of painful memories, and sometimes visitation from the gods during sleep. Asclepius was believed to appear in dreams in various forms, including that of a snake, to give healing guidance to those who sought it.

Legend further tells us that Asclepius had seven children, who all became physicians and nurses. His son Machaon was a skilled surgeon, while Poaleirios was an expert on internal diseases. One of his daughters was Hygieia, goddess of health and cleanliness; another was Panaceia, or “all-healing.” Machaon and Poaleirios appear as characters in Homer’s Iliad, the ancient Greek saga of the Trojan War, as commanders and military physicians of the Thessalian army.
Athena, goddess of wisdom, gave Asclepius a powerful gift: the blood of the snake-headed Medusa, which contained the power to kill or to heal, even from death itself. But when, as legend tells us, Asclepius began to use it to revive mortals from the dead, Zeus, the king of the gods, was affronted by the prospect of humans sharing immortality with the gods. Hurling one of his thunderbolts, he killed Asclepius. But the great healer became a constellation among the stars, and the healing arts that he had brought to humanity continued on.

The Ancient Greeks revered Asclepius, rather than the historical figure of Hippocrates, as the founder of medicine. Many see the Hippocratic tradition—with its emphasis on documenting and defining specific diseases—as directly opposed to spirituality and healing rituals such as those used in the Asclepeion temples. Yet, the famous Hippocratic oath, to which medical physicians still swear today, begins with an invocation “To Apollo, the physician, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panaceia… 



“ http://www.asclepeion.com/pages/about/ourname.htm

To Nisi apo tin arhi - The Island Episodes from the beginning



The island of Spinalonga (GreekΣπιναλόγκα), officially known as Kalydon (Καλυδών), is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi prefecture, next to the town of Elounda. The official Greek name of the island today is Kalydon. Originally, Spinalonga was not an island, it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation the island was carved out of the coast for defense purposes and a fort was built there. A popular name for the island since Venetian rule is Spinalonga. During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island. The island has also been used as aleper colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinalonga

http://spinalonga.com/spinalonga-island/the-island/

Elounda hotel at Plaka
opposite to Spinalonga and very close to Elounda and Agios Nikolaos

The apartments have fully equipped kitchen with refridgerator  , if you like to cook meal
for you or for your children.
Apartment NR.1 and 4 ( 2 persons) with one double bed or 2 beds,shower with toilet, kitchen line with refrigerator,electric cooker and oven , rinse, and a balcony (from each room) .

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Secret Garden Meditation

Free guided meditation by Meditainment

 After a simple relaxation exercise,you follow a story were you relax in a hammock in your very own secret garden. Lying in the shade you contemplate an issue of your choosing while enjoying the clarity of the meditative state of mind.


Valcano In Chile Delays Flights around the world


http://www.volcanoes.com/

Flights in South America were resuming late on Tuesday, after being disrupted by clouds of ash from an erupting volcano in Chile, BBC News reported.
Argentina's main airport in Buenos Aires had reopened, though some smaller airportsremained closed. Ash blowing across Argentina after the Puyehue volcano began erupting on Friday had grounded most air travel to and from the country for much of the day, the Associated Press reported:
Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned international and domestic airlines, canceled all flights within Argentina as well as to and from other countries. At least six international carriers also suspended flights between Buenos Aires and cities in the United States, Europe and South America, and flights from Chile over Argentine territory also were suspended.

This was the first serious eruption of the Puyehue volcano since 1960, when the area was hit by a massive earthquake. The volcano is about 500 miles south of Santiago in the Andes mountains. The eruption prompted Chilean authorities to order the relocation of at least 3,500 people as it sent a huge ash cloud into the sky, according to the Wall Street Journal. Many people have refused to evacuate despite living below the volcano, according to the Associated Press. Michael Dobbs, a volcano expert at the University of Santiago, said that could be fatal, explaining that the "eruptive column," more than 6 miles high, could collapse, suddenly releasing molten lava, toxic gases and other material measuring on communities below.
On Tuesday, Argentine officials were monitoring the spread of the ash, which had been blown across the Andes, and they were expressing concern that some volcanic pollution could reach Buenos Aires province and the capital, BBC News reported.
Ski slopes in the Argentine resort of Bariloche, about 60 miles east of the volcano, were blanketed in ash. Shifting winds have pushed the ash cloud back and forth across southern Argentina and Chile.

UPDATE: QANTAS have grounded all flights in and out of Melbourne Airport from 6pm as ash from a volcano causes havoc.
Already air travel to New Zealand and Tasmania is in turmoil with an estimated 5000 passengers already affected by the monster ash cloud from a Chilean volcano, which has begun to drift over Victoria, with the worst of the plume set to hit by 10pm.


And worse is possible as the Puyehue volcano in Chile spews tonnes more ash into the atmosphere causing problems worldwide.


Late this afternoon, Qantas said it was making the dramatic decision for safety reasons, in a move expected to cause chaos for holiday makers.


Soon after Jetstar and Tiger Airways also confirmed the cancellations.
Tonight, Virgin Australia has joined Qantas in suspending all domestic and international flights in and out of Melbourne as a plume of volcanic ash drifts across from South America.


http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/chile-ash-cloud-hits-tassie-nz-flights/story-e6freuy9-1226073795786

Virgin's Sean Donohue said 34 domestic flights and one international service would be suspended from 7pm (AEST).

"We have been closely monitoring the situation all day," he said in a statement.