Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eurovision 2012



Participants from 26 countries take part - 10 qualified from the first Semi-Final, 10 from the second Semi-Final and Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and the Host Country, Azerbaijan pre-qualified for the Show before.
The show will be followed by the winners' press conference, at approximately 00:30 CET.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Telefteo Episodio - Piso Sto Spiti

Xtise mia gefira - build a bridge

Δεν είναι φίλε όλες ίδιες οι καρδιές

To Gomenaki Mou

Nostalgia Giovanni Marradi

Den horizoun h kardies pou ihan zisi kapote san ena



Ψέματα, να ήταν ψέματα...
πως τέλος γράψαμε τόσο ξαφνικά...
έφευγες κι εγώ σε κοίταζα...
τα μάτια μου άντεξαν μα όχι κι η καρδιά...

Δε χωρίζουν οι ζωές, ούτε οι καρδιές, 
που 'χαν ζήσει κάποτε σαν ένα....
δε χωρίζουμε εμείς, κάπου θα με βρεις, 
θα 'χω πάντα μια αγκαλιά για σένα...

Όνειρα, καμμένα όνειρα...
κι εσύ στη στάχτη τους ψάχνεις να κρυφτείς...
Ψέματα, μου λες ψέματα...
πως δε γλιτώσαμε και χάσαμε εμείς

Thursday, May 24, 2012

People power

Here's something you won't see in the media:
Occupy Frankfurt, May 19. Riot cops take off their helmets and march with the protesters, clearing the road for them.



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Appartamento ad Atene - Trailer HD "Apartment in Athens"





2012 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: A Photo Chronology - “Defeating the Crisis Through The Viewfinder”


1974 Cyprus in his short film The Palace (PICTURED ABOVE), in which a conscript soldier comes face to face with a family in hiding and must confront the brutal reality of war and his role in it. Next, the feature film Tungsten from writer/director Giorgos Georgopoulos tells the stories of three men living in crisis-ridden Athens within a single day, revealing a world in havoc where victims become villains and vice versa.

Philotimo


Philotimo — it’s a sense of right and wrong and a duty to do what’s right. And so, 189 years ago, Americans of Greek origin crossed the oceans and fought for Greek independence. Greek Americans, in turn, served and fought to preserve our Union. And through two world wars and a long Cold War, America stood with our Greek allies and friends…And philotimo is a sense of dignity and respect, as well. It’s the determination that has driven generations of Greek Americans, like those here tonight, to struggle and sacrifice for the same things that all Americans want — to pursue our dreams, to realize our God-given potential, and to give our children an even better life. That’s the simple hope that caused a bishop to raise that flag on a mountaintop so many years ago. That’s the profound sense of friendship that will guide our work in the years ahead. Because what one patriot of Greek independence wrote to John Quincy Adams nearly 200 years ago remains true today: We are “friends, co-patriots and brothers.”




The Hellenic American Leadership Council is hereby established to chart a new course for the Greek-American community: to ensure the continuity of a distinct and distinguished Greek- American community; to promote a renewed commitment to civic involvement, human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world; and to enhance the historic relationship between the United States and worldwide Hellenism.
http://hellenicleaders.com/about-halc/

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dolores Cannon

Dolores' career as a hypnotherapist spans almost 50 years and has taken her on an incredible journey along countless fascinating destinations.


Her early work was heavily focused on reincarnation, which got her acquainted and comfortable with the concept of time travel. Many of her early clients described scenes from past lives where they had lived in past decades, past centuries and evenpast millennia in a variety of social settings in different locations all over the Earth.


Throughout the evolution of her career, a reoccurring theme is for Dolores to reach a "comfort zone" in understanding regarding a particular area, then for a new concept to be introduced to her by The Subconscious which often completely challenges her belief system and forces her to expand her way of thinking. An example of such an occurrence was when the Subconscious put forth the idea that time does not really exist as man identifies it.


She set up her own publishing company, Ozark Mountain Publishing, in 1992 which now publishes more than 50 authors on 4 continents.Dolores' books have been translated into more than twenty languages.


3 Magic Words



Secrets of body language

Lazy Greeks?

Posted on an article entitled -

Exploding the myth of the feckless, lazy Greeks



SUN, 2012-05-20 00:19 — CLYBER (NOT VERIFIED)
As a non-Greek having lived in Greece for 25 years,I have seen a lot from an outsider's point of view.I love Greece and her people and in many ways there is still a lifestyle in Greece which the rest of the world has either lost in it's race to "progress",or never had in the first place.The Greek attitude to life can teach us all a few lessons about enjoying the simple things in life and that you don't need every gadget under the sun to be happy.
I remember a different Greece when life was more un-complicated and one could travel around the islands on the smell of an oily rag.I also remember when the banks first started bombarding the airwaves with advertising back in the 90's.What some people may not realise is that most Greeks back then had no experience with the concept of borrowing money from banks,12 months interest-free loans etc etc.
I think it's fair to say that many people were sucked in and swept along with this new concept of living on credit and the clever advertising at the time really made it sound like "free money".
Although I have known Greeks who will always try to outsmart the system and dodge whatever taxes they can,I must add that they are heavily out-weighed by honest,hard-working,family orientated individuals with whom I have deep sympathy right now.
These are the innocent victims of whatever has caused this situation and I'm getting a little tired of hearing opinions of different people around the world judging "Greeks" for the current situation.Please let's all remember that any nation is made up of individuals and it is wrong to "throw everybody in the same pot" when talking about any nation or group of people.
It is not acceptable to label any race,religion,gender or whatever as being this or being that.Most of us are still decent,honest people just trying to get by and earn a bit of free time to spend and enjoy with our families and "Greeks" are no exception.
Thank you for your article.Your mother sounds like many people I have had the privilege to know over the years and whatever happens in the future,and whatever is the ultimate outcome of this present mess,I do hope these dear old people do not lose their "meagre" pensions whilst the crooks and politicians spirit their fortunes out of Greece.
In a nutshell,there are good and bad people everywhere,so maybe we should all remember that before judging 'The Greek",or 'The Asian"or The Jew,The Muslim,The Obese,The Gay etc etc etc...A Greek citizen is not guilty of tax evasion,laziness,deception,or anything else just by his/her Nationality.

Dr.Hendrix helps couples find love again

We were guided by two principles that can help you transform your relationship. First principle: Energy follows attention. Every time you "invest" in the negative, you are honing your ability to detect faults. Your energy amplifies the annoying and the fragile, and you create the conditions that allow your problems to grow like weeds in an unkempt field.

Second principle: Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness at which they were created. We form our ideas about relationships in our connection to our parents, and when our needs aren't met, we cry, sulk, or even rebel. If we still don't get what we want, we experience what could be called a wound, and we create a defense against being wounded again, such as withdrawing emotionally or escalating our demands.

When we are ready for adult commitment, more often than not, our unconscious mind selects someone who has positive and negative traits similar to those of our parents in order to have another chance to heal ourselves. All too often, though, we end up reliving the patterns that hurt us in the first place. And as we did when we were children, we let our frustrations be known—only this time, we express the pain with criticism. We use negative transactions to try to effect positive outcomes. It never works.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Marital-Therapist-Harville-Hendrix-Tells-the-Simple-Truth-About-Love#ixzz1vWNWTi4D



"Well, I would say real love is about going to a different destination," she says, giving the conversation a quarter turn with a certain exuberant sweetness. "You become conscious that there is a space between the two of you, and that's where the relationship resides."

"That really needs to be amplified," he says, "The between-ness is the locale of love. It's outside us." That's why the proverbial urge to merge is, according to Hendrix, an itch best left unscratched. "In 'romantic' love, you think, My lover and I are one. Technically, we call this symbiotic fusion, which means: You live in my world; therefore, if I like chocolate, you like chocolate. In real love, your partner is clearly differentiated from you. It's an altered state of consciousness to know that you live with another person—that other people exist who do not match your inner image of them."

With this deep level of acknowledgment—this ticket to what Hunt calls the new country—comes an end to judgment. That's not to say you wake up delighted by all of your beloved's previously irksome habits. But rather than blame, Hendrix says, you can state directly and kindly what you want ("I would like to meet you at 7"), protect yourself (by, say, deciding to hook up indoors rather than on a corner in subzero weather), and try to understand what's going on inside your partner's head. 

Even when there's a breach of trust—infidelity, for instance—Hendrix and Hunt caution against a quick split. Instead, says Hunt, "you have to get curious with your partner about why they're doing whatever they're doing. Ask—then stop talking and stop judging, and become a safe person to confide in. The sense of judgment and criticism is what can make our partners feel like such a failure that they seek another avenue to express their passion." 




Sunday, May 20, 2012

Let go and let god


Letting Go
  • To “Let Go” does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.
  • To “Let Go” is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization I can’t control another. To “Let Go” is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
  • To “Let Go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
  • To “Let Go” is not to try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself.
  • To “Let Go” is not to care for, but to care about.
  • To “Let Go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.
  •  To “Let Go” is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
  •  To “Let Go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
  •  To “Let Go” is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face reality.
  • To “Let Go” is not to deny, but to accept.
  • To “Let Go” is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
  • To “Let Go” is not to adjust everything to my desires but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
  •  To “Let Go” is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
  • To “Let Go” is to fear less and love more. – Unknown.
  • http://deanaohara.com/2009/07/11/letting-go-let-go-and-let-god/

Gemini Solar Eclipse May 2012




Venus is requiring that women reclaim their power and men reclaim their feminine side. We have been out of balance for thousands of years, dominated by the male energy with war, greed, power and control. It is time the feminine energy brings harmony to our planet and people. Venus is retrograde until June 27 giving us the opportunity to tune in to our heart’s desire. Venus wants us to revisit the past for a greater understanding before we move ahead. “You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda The last time we had a 0* Gemini Solar Eclipse was May 21, 1993. What were you doing in May of 1993? Something you began that year is being completed or needing to spiral to the next level. Solar Eclipses dim the light of the Sun. We could be delayed in our Gemini compulsion to share, talk, write and connect. Usually 0* implies new beginnings. However, this Gemini Solar eclipse is conjunct the Dragons tail. There are two points on the Moon that are very important the North Node and the South Node. The North Node represents the direction in life we are to go in–the Dragons head. The South Node—Dragons tail is where we have come from in our past, including our past lives. Is there something from the past that must be recovered before we move forward?

Black Sun 2012


 Sunday, May 20, 2012, the northern hemisphere will have a chance to see a rare Annular Eclipse of the sun.  Folks in Asia will get the best views of it.  Which is why the Dr. Jarita Holbrook, Astrophysicist, Anthropologist and Documentary Filmmaker, wanted to be in Tokyo, Japan this weekend to film this event.  She’s currently making a new film about the Annular Eclipse on May 20, 2012 and the upcoming full Solar Eclipse November 3, 2013, and the two scientists who study these events: Drs. Alphonse Sterling and Hakeem Olusey. (You can learn more about this project and make a contribution, too:  Black Sun: Documentary Film about the 2012 Solar Eclipses.) video below.
During an annular eclipse the moon does not block the entirety of the sun, but leaves a bright ring of light visible at the edges. Annular is Latin for little ring, which is the reason for the name of this celestial event. For the May eclipse, the moon will be at the furthest distance from Earth that it ever achieves – meaning that it will block the smallest possible portion of the sun, and leave the largest possible bright ring around the outside.  I imagine it will quite beautiful, a sight to behold.
 Wow!  Doesn’t that just take your breath away. The moon will pass in front the fiery sun until it sets in the middle creating a black orb with a ring of fire. 

So get your pinhole projection ready.  You can do it with two index cards or go old school with the cardboard box over your head.  Here are some directions for making various solar eclipse viewers.  Either way, be safe and ready. The eclipse begins in the late evening, before dusk and will be quick. The moon doesn’t stand still.
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Opinion: Greece hits a wall