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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Artist of the Week - Eleutheria Arvanitaki

End of the world date..........keeps changing

Harold Camping says end of the world is probably Oct. 21, 2011

Harold Camping, the Family Radio evangelist who wrongly predicteddoomsday back in May, thinks the real end of the world could be Friday, October 21, 2011.

Harold Camping prepares for a taping. (Marcio Jose Sanchez - Associated Press)
In a message on his Web site, Camping declared that today, “at this point, looks like it will be the final end of everything.”
But if doomsday doesn’t come today, Camping might explain it away just as he did his May prediction mistake. In another post on his site, Camping wrote that May 21 was the “spiritual” end of the world.

As for the earthquakes he predicted, he says they came in the form of “man-quakes,” since mankind shook with fear from the Rapture and the book of Genesis describes man as made from dirt.
Catherine Wessinger, who studies doomsday groups and is the editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism,” told NPR that Camping is using a common trick of doomsday leaders.
When his end of the world prediction fails, she says, “the person making the prediction can give themselves a way out, sort of a backdoor way of getting out of the prediction. Or on the other hand, when nothing happens, the event can be spiritualized.”
While in May Camping spoke to nearly every media outlet he could, this time he’s noticeably absent from the spotlight. The Christian Science Monitor reports that calls to Family Radio were not returned and his daughter e-mailed to say they would not be speaking to the press.


Δείχνει μία μητέρα, η οποία από το ένα της στήθος θηλάζει το μικρό της παιδί και από το άλλο, ένα νεογέννητο πιθηκάκι.

Στη λεζάντα της, η φωτογραφία η οποία δημοσιεύθηκε στον ινδικό τύπο αναγράφει:
«Μόνον όποιος είναι φτωχός και ξέρει τι θα πει πείνα ενεργεί µε τόση γενναιοδωρία…Τι θλιβερό που ο άνθρωπος δεν είναι πάντα έτσι»

Immigrate to Canada, one of the "most successful" economies in the G20. MSN

Greece may steal all of Europe's economic woe headlines, but all is not right on the other side of the continent. According to the latest figures, unemployment in the United Kingdom has jumped to its highest level since 1994, and more than one in five 16-to-24-year-olds can't find a job for the life of them.
Of course, the numbers sound daunting — 2.57 million Brits are without work, by numbers from the Office for National Statistics — and an 8.1 per cent unemployment rate is nothing to sneeze at. Perhaps, then, the U.K. can learn a few lessons from these countries. With the latest data from the International Labour Organization, MSN presents the ten G20 nations with the lowest unemployment.

Unemployment rate: 6.6 per cent (September 2011) CANADA
Surely, where employment is concerned, Canada has responded to the economic crisis better than many other nations. Though it hasn't returned to its pre-recession (2008) unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent just yet, Canada has been closing the gap. By the ILO's figures, our unemployment rate is down 1.6 per cent since its downturn peak in March of 2011, prompting Ernst to call Canada one of the "most successful" economies in the G20.

DON 2 - Ra One - Shahrukh Khan is back

"Shera Di Kaum" (Full video song) Speedy singhs Ft. "Akshay Kumar", "RDB", "Ludacris"

"Ne Aaja Veh" (video song) Speedy Singhs

"Shera Di Kaum" (Full video song) Speedy singhs Ft. "Akshay Kumar", "RDB", "Ludacris"

Shera di kaum punjabi' is one of the hottest track of this season. Watch the full video song featuring akshay kumar, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher, Vinay Virwani, Camilla Bell, Rob Lowe and a cameo by Drake.
"Speedy singhs" is an Indo - Canadian film, inspired by the life of a Canadian hockey player, movie is produced by Akshay Kumar.This song is sung by RDB, Ludacris. Enjoy watching & share your views, comments with us & play only on T-Series.


Known references to Xanthi (Ξάνθη), or Xanthia (Ξάνθεια), date back to 879 AD.[1] It began as a small village and experienced all the tumultuous periods of the history of Thrace, such as raids, disasters, ethnic conflicts, civil wars. The population of the region of Xanthi had dwindled down to almost nothing and almost everything had been destroyed. This was the situation when the Ottomans conquered the region in 1361. For this reason, the Ottomans brought settlers from the depths of Asia Minor, which is how Genisea (Γενισέα) was created, while Oreo (Ωραίο) and Xanthi remained mainly Greek and Christian centres.

Genisea Era

By 1715, Xanthi, as well as Genisea, became renowned for its tobacco quality. Many foreign sightseers traveled throughout the region and described both the life and struggles of the locals. Tobacco commerce throughout Europe led Xanthi into a course of prosperity. In March and April 1829 two earthquakes literally leveled the city, however played a decisive role in the further developments. The city's re-building immediately got underway. In 1870, the city of Genisea was burned down and thus all of the agencies and services were transferred to Xanthi which, at that time, had a population of about 10,000 inhabitants. In 1891, the railroad line was established near the city, while further economic development led to the founding of schools and associations.

Balkan Wars

Following the First Balkan WarBulgaria took the city of Xanthi in 1912, but after a period of eight months it was taken by the Greek army. Shortly thereafter, as part of the accords concluding theBalkan Wars, Xanthi and Western Thrace were ceded to Bulgaria (where it also called СкечаSkecha), and remained a part of the latter until the end of World War I. Following the Bulgarian defeat in this war, Western Thrace (Δυτική Θράκη), and thus Xanthi, became a part of Greece in 1919–1920. It was occupied by Bulgaria in the period 1941–1944 during World War II. During this time, in March 1943, its entire Jewish population was rounded up by the Bulgarians and transferred to the Germans for deportation to Treblinka, where they were murdered.

Modern Era

Nowadays Xanthi is a modern city, rich in history, traditions and customs, and with many attractions for the visitors (including the surrounding areas). It is worth visiting the city during the Carnival (GreekΚαρναβάλι) (either February or March as dates change) and during the Old Town Festival (Γιορτές Παλιάς Πόλης) (beginning of September). Also, one should not miss the Xanthi Bazaar (Παζάρι) every Saturday. Xanthi is known as "The city of the thousand colours". *Wikipedia*

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi dead CONFIRMED DEAD

             Reports Say Gadhafi Killed in Libya
Provisional government officials in Libya say former leader Moammar Gadhafi has died after being wounded during a battle for control of the town of Sirte. The reports have not been independently confirmed.

His killing confirms my long-held position that Muammar al-Gaddafi would NOT be the final King of the South of Bible prophecy.  He, himself, acted like he wanted to be.  He once was hailed as the “king of kings of Africa,” which, to me at least, indicated that he wanted to be the King of the South.
Libya itself is mentioned specifically in Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:40-43) and it will support the final King of the South.  This is likely to be a caliph-type Imam Mahdi, that many in the Arab & Islamic world will also support. And that leader will relatively soon rise up (though some Arab nations may likely have several “interim” and/or semi-permanent leaders first as I have written in the past).
Watch (cf. Mark 13:33-37).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?

Muammar Gaddafi dead CONFIRMED DEAD

Muammar Gaddafi called the rebels who rose up against his 42-years of one-man rule “rats”, but in the end it was he who was captured cowering in a drainage pipe full of rubbish and filth.
In bizarre scenes, reports said the Former Libyan dictator was found hiding in a drainage culvert waving a golden gun as he tried to flee National Transitional Council fighters who had overrun his hometown and final bastion on Thursday.
Moments later, his bloodied body was stripped and displayed around the world from cellphone video.
Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on Aug. 23, a week short of the 42nd anniversary of the military coup which brought him to power in 1969.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially recognized reports of Muammar Gaddafi’s death Thursday, saying the former dictator’s demise spells the beginning of a new era for the Libyan people.
He added that Canada’s military mission in Libya will wind down now that Gadhafi has been killed.
After Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril confirmed his demise, the new national flag, resurrected by rebels who forced Gaddafi from his capital Tripoli in August, filled streets and squares as jubilant crowds whooped for joy and fired in the air.

53 year old man dead in Greek Riots - Yahoo News/

A 53-year-old man died after clashes between protesters at an anti-austerity rally in front of Parliament in Athens on Thursday afternoon, an Athens hospital confirmed.
The man was identified as a unionist who died of heart failure at Evangelismos Hospital in central Athens, following clashes between protesters and a group of hooded men who attacked them earlier in the afternoon at Syntagma Square.
A doctor told reporters that the man, reported to be a construction worker, was unconscious but had no injuries when he was taken to hospital.
Government sources reported that the unionist had respiratory problems and his condition was aggravated by the use of chemicals by police. Police denied that tear gas had been used at the time of the incident.
Another man was earlier reported to have suffered serious head injuries after falling from the steps on Syntagma Square when the hooded men charged.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Clouds of tear gas choked central Athensas rival demonstrators fought with stones and firebombs outside parliament Thursday, leaving one man dead and dozens injured. Inside, the Socialist government grappled with dissent over the deeply unpopular new cutbacks demanded by creditors to keep the country afloat.
Greece has been kept solvent only by international bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone nations since May of last year. Creditors have demanded that Greece pass the extra austerity measures before they give the country more funds from that euro110 billion ($152 billion) bailout loan. Greece says it will run out of money in mid-November without the next euro8 billion ($11 billion) installment.
On the second day of a general strike that has paralyzed the country, demonstrators marched to Syntagma Square before parliament to protest the new measures that include pay and staff cuts in the civil service as well as pension cuts and tax hikes for all Greeks. The draft law calls for 30,000 public servants to be put on reduced pay and for collective bargaining rights to be suspended.
State hospital officials said a 53-year-old man died of heart failure and at least 74 people were injured after hundreds of rioting youths attacked some of the 50,000 peaceful demonstrators with firebombs and stones. Some of the injured were covered in blood from head wounds.
Police said at least six people were arrested and another 24 detained. Six officers were injured.
The clashes spread across the city, even reaching outside the city's new Acropolis Museum.
Youths set mounds of trash on fire in Syntagma Square and across the city. Young men in crash helmets and gas masks used crowbars and clubs to smash marble from building facades and rip up paving stones to throw at riot police.
Parliament approved the new round of austerity cuts in principle late Wednesday and was to vote on individual articles late Thursday. The Socialists have a four-seat majority in parliament.
In a potential blow to the government, former Socialist Labor Minister Louka Katseli said she would not back a key provision to scale back labor bargaining rights.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos issued an impassioned appeal to Socialist and opposition lawmakers alike, warning that failure to approve the measures would be disastrous.
"If the law is not approved ...there is no need for me even to go to the eurogroup meeting on Friday, or the prime minister to Sunday's summit," he said Thursday. "The country will be exposed to the danger of a non-rational development, and will once again serve as the scapegoat on which Europe's historic, political and institutional shortcomings will be dumped."
Prime Minister George Papandreou called on Greece's eurozone partners to urgently end a deadlock in negotiations over a broader European debt deal.
"Europe is now at risk because of its inability to grasp the scale of the crisis in time — the systemic problems — and take the necessary decisions," he said during an acrimonious debate in parliament. "Europe must now assume its responsibilities — all of us in Europe. A small fire has become a pan-European fire."
In July, eurozone leaders tentatively agreed in a second euro109 billion ($150 billion) bailout, that would also see banks and other private bondholders give Greece easier terms on its debt.
But Greece's international creditors, meanwhile, warned that the second rescue package may not be enough to save the country from bankruptcy, according to a draft of a debt inspectors' report obtained Thursday by The Associated Press in Berlin.
The inspectors said Greece has missed its deficit-cutting targets and called the pace of its reforms insufficient, but still said Athens should get euro8 billion ($11 billion) in bailout loans as soon as possible so it does not default next month.
There's growing market unease about whether a summit of eurozone leaders this Sunday in Brussels will yield a comprehensive solution to the continent's debt crisis. Finance ministers from the 17 countries that use the euro will meet Friday ahead of the summit.
Unions seemed resigned to the law being passed, but warned that the whole country opposed it.
"Our European friends must know that our prime minister will go to the European summit naked, because the promises he will make have no backing in his country," said Ilias Iliopoulos, secretary general of the Adedy civil servants' union.
The general strike Thursday disrupted public transport, public services and left ships docked at ports. Schools and customs offices closed and state hospitals were running on emergency staff.
Associated Press writers Elena Becatoros and Demetris Nellas in Athens contributed to this report

 -- Greek lawmakers have passed a deeply resented austerity bill that has led to violent protests on the streets of Athens, despite some dissent from one Socialist lawmaker.
The new measures include pay and staff cuts in the civil service as well as pension cuts and tax hikes for all Greeks. The bill passed by majority vote in the 300-member parliament.
Former Labor Minister Louka Katseli voted against one article that scales back collective labor bargaining rights. She voted in favor of the overall bill, but Prime Minister George Papandreou expelled her from the party's parliamentary group. The move whittles down his parliamentary majority to 153.

The vote came after violent demonstrations that left one person dead and 74 injured.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A prominent lawmaker in Greece's governing Socialist party has voted against a key article in an austerity bill, dealing a potential blow to the government.
Former Labor Minister Louka Katseli on Thursday voted against the contentious Article 37, which scales back collective labor bargaining rights. She voted in favor of the overall bill.
The governing Socialists have a majority of four seats in the 300-member parliament, and the bill is likely to pass. But the dissent undermines cohesion in Prime Minister George Papandreou's Socialist party.
The new austerity measures have sparked fury among Greek workers, with demonstrations during two days of a general strike degenerating into violence. One person died after Thursday's protest and 74 were injured.
Associated Press writers Elena Becatoros and Demetris Nellas in Athens contributed to this report

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Greek protests turn violent | euronews, no comment

Greek protests turn violent | euronews, no comment

Riot Dog supports the cause in Greece

Riot Dog is a nickname given to both Kanellos (“Cinnamon” in Greek) and Loukaniko (“Sausage” in Greek), two stray dogs from Athens that became famous for their nearly ubiquitous presence during every major protest in Greece since 2008. Although Kanellos passed away in 2008 of unknown causes, Loukaniko continues to be seen at protests as of October 10th, 2011.


The troika are claiming that they are giving the Greek government bailout money so it can reduce the government deficit to 3% of GDP which is clearly impossible.
So the troika bailouts are intentionally or unintentionally extracting money out of the hands and bank accounts of Greeks and giving the money to international bankers.
If this is an intentional ploy by the troika to send Greeks into poverty, what do they gain?
This bankrupting of the Greek private sector and private people means the price of Greek assets will fall. Prices of land, resources, property and infrastructure will also fall as there is less money in Greece to buy these assets.
While Greeks will see the prices of assets falling in some kind of relationship to their wealth. To international investors the price of Greek assets will be becoming much cheaper.
In short the parties that would gain by falling assets prices in Greece would be international investors who would be interested in buying Greek states assets such as land, buildings and infrastructure such as roads, ports and railways, private assets such as houses, harbours, natural resources such as islands and coastline, and Greek utility companies such as OTE, DEI, water companies, betting companies and so on.
We are told that the Greek financial crisis is down to the Greek government being unable to pay back loans it has taken from banks. Given that it is impossible for the Greek government to pay back these loans let alone service the debt, the banks will get their money back by imploding the value of Greek assets and buying them up at discount prices.
In short, the troika bailout tranches do nothing but harm the ability of Greeks to defend themselves against foreign investors.
And the Greek government is enabling the international investors to carry out their plans which are obviously against the interests of the Greek people.
In short, intentionally or not, the troika bailout outs are allowing Greek to be taken over by foreign powers. In effect a war, except there are no guns, only the threat.

"Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
and how you suffered for your sanity
and how you tried to set them free
they would not listen, they did not know how,
perhaps they'll listen now... "
Adaptive lyrics from the song 'Starry, Starry Night' by Don McLean, sung by Julio Iglesias.


Greek Government - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein
The 19th of October 2011 will witness the almost complete shut down of the Greek economy.
2 main themes dominate the motives of the strikes.
1. Public sector workers unhappy about massive wage and benefit cuts
2. Private sector refusing to contribute to government revenue.
The public sector strikes are now almost daily. Athens News has taken to dedicating one article everyday to highlight which unions will be on strike so people can plan their days in advance.

private sector strike until this point has been largely organised by unions. The strike on the 19th of October are different.The majority of the Greek private sector, unionised or not, will be closing its doors for one day to protest against the state violence now being inflicted upon the Greek populous.
The simple motivation for this unprecedented no unionised stoppage of the private sector is to deprive the government of one days worth of tax revenue. It is an interesting and possible decisive move by the private sector. Even though businesses are not generally unionised a show of solidarity amongst all independent private businesses ups the stakes for the government, a much bigger resistance to their plans has emerged.This is the most telling and possibly the most effective strike to hit Greece in 3 years.if there is one thing that a government will take notice of it is being hit in the pocket.The Greek government deficit remains at over 10% despite massive increases in tax rates for all members of Greek society.The Greek government deficit in 2010 is now stated as 10.6% and yet the Greek finance minister Venizelos and prime minister Papandreou show no signs of altering their policies.
According to Albert Einstein, Venizelos and Papandreou are now officially insane
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Papandreou and Venizelos would do well to read them
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
"Force always attracts men of low morality"
"We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Albert Einstein

We all know about Albert Einstein, the founder of the theory of relativity but how about the person who taught him and showed him the way to a bright scientific journey which would change the world? That was his teacher, Konstantinos Karathodoris. During one of his last pubic appearance Albert Einstein said, “You ask me to answer to all sorts of questions, but noone has ever wanted to know who was my teacher, who showed me the way to the higher mathematical science, thought and research. I simply say that my teacher was the unrivalled Greek Konstantinos Karatheodoris, to who we owe everything…” Indeed, it was a Greek from Thrace. He has not only been in touch with Einstein but has also hepled him to complete the theory of relativity. The world’s mathematical community acknowledges the  major offering and contrubution of  “Kara” , as they name him when it comes to the research of higher mathematics. He started his studies at the age of 27 and until the last days of his life he kept writing critics and scientific studies. His cooperation and communication with Einstein  for the theory of relativity is imprinted in the letters they exchanged, which know are  exhibited in the museum “Karatheodoris ” in Komotini. Below is an excerpt:
“I consider your derivative as excellent.. at first I was misleaded by a slight error in  the second page. But know, I understand everything. You should publish the theory in this form in Αnnalen der Physik since physicists know  nothing on this subject, neighter do I. [...] If you would  like to unfold regular transformations, I would be  a concious and grateful listener. If you could also solve the problem of closed timelines, then I would kneel to you. [...]  A. Einstein”

Greece should leave the Euro

another hit from 1987 as we remember the market crash onthis day 24 hours ago. there's a look at some of the protests in greece today. massive strike is under way. protesters rallying against another round of austerity cuts ahead of a key vote set for tomorrow. michael spence is a nobel lar laureate in economics. he joins us here on the set. good to see you again, michael. good to see you, carl. obviously the pictures keepbringing us back to greece. you make the point, though, that in effect it is already dead. i think so. greece probably can be bailed out in terms of affordability on the fiscal debt. but they're 40% out of bounds in terms of being able to kind of grow the economy. they have huge trade deficit with the rest of's -- and they don't have the exchange rate. so it's very hard to see how you can keep greece in the euro zone and have them have a future. you said they should exit? you know, it's a rock and a hard place, carl. they exit and the fear is you have a lehman-like event in the euro zone. and they don't exit and you've got an economy that's dead in the water. i think probably at some point they'll figure that out and decide there's a better future if we can reset the terms of trade. do you see a path not to where europe's problems are solved, but to where it becomes what we would call in the biz news business a second-page story? yes, i do. what's being talked about nowmay not be quite enough. but they're pretty determined to solve this problem. and the main events are -- the big countries, spain and italy, getting things under control. and the ecb backed by the euro zone countries just stopping the contagion. they have to do it enthusiastically so that the speculators just can't drive the yields up. does the imf need to -- obviously the huge disagreement around the globe about whether or not they should go in with their own bazooka. but some say, if you leave it up to the europeans, they have shown time and again they'reunwilling to fill that vacuum with political will, with money and maybe you really do need the imf? the imf has the technicalcompetence to play a really important role. i think and hope that the europeans will ask them to play that role in implementingwhatever solutions they come to, the austerity programs, thereform and growth f-oriented programs, all that stuff, the imf, that's what they're good at. and they've done it before. not on this scale and not in advanced countries, but they're good at it.any sense about how much the german economy has benefited? the huge german how much have they benefitedfrom everything that's been involved with the euro over the last decade? well, they've benefited for sure. on a standalone basis as the way the euro trades now, it's an undervalued currency from a german point of view. and that helps exports. but on the other hand, you have to remember, germany went through a very tough reform program in the period -- the decade before the crisis and restored their productivity and competitiveness. so the combination of those two things puts them in pretty goodshape.