Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nihta giatrepse me - Dimou

As ektetho - Giorgos Lianos

Ta Savvata - Ta xiliometra - remos



Sofia Danezi - Ego gia sena

Eleni Dimou - den me niazi

Full moon in Aries September 29, 2012


“This is a super-charged Full Moon. There may be ordeals or clashing of wills. If a situation is at the breaking point, the raw energies released here tip the scales. There can be a temporary loss of footing, before a new equilibrium is reached.”
“It’s a leap of faith, to experience being thrown off, with trust that it’s a risk of growth, with the side effect of making you feel more alive.”
“With all that’s going down, this is a lunation to step out of any (illusory) comfort zone. Are we not here to risk, to test our ability to create the world anew, and choose the bright future over the dimming false promises of a dying past?”
“…Aries is a sign of marshaling energies toward a single point of focus. This creates the sense of birth and a new beginning. What’s your top preoccupation? What areas have natural momentum, and are a match for your particular genius?”
“There’s a jolt to an instinctual sense of self, with electrifying Uranus nearly conjunct the Moon. If you focus attention on what you’re creating, the results can amaze you. That’s why it’s critical, too, to beam on what you want to bring in.”
“Force of Balance-
“Being in alignment makes you a force to be reckoned with. If you trust your conscience and sense of acting fairly, you’re able to act in the moment. You give yourself a great gift, when you take care of unfinished business. It can be an intense time for relationships. It may be time to part ways or reset the contract in some way.”
“There’s ample cosmic energies to let go with grace, if visions for the future are out of synch. If you sense volatility, it’s best to avoid crowded, noisy, harsh places and people…”
“As Shakespeare wrote, ‘Action is eloquence.’ Under the just-do-it Full Moon Aries, what action can you take that sends a signal that you’re moving past fear? A small step, if it’s the right one, has the power to alter how you feel about what’s possible.”
“The universe supports you in surprising ways. Be clear with your intent, and open to superfast progress. Aries is about now and this Full Moon is about emerging into being here now.”
“Aries Full Moon Leitmotif-
  • Seeing where we’re passive or atrophied, and begin to move those muscles again.
  • Looking at where we’re dependent, and seek ways to be self-reliant, independent.
  • Seeking friends that encourage us to find our power, not wallow with us in disempowerment.
  • Taking note of how we ‘vibe’ with others — do they drain us or energize us?
  • Seeing which relationships are right for who you’re becoming, instead of who you’ve been.”
 © Copyright 2012  Molly Hall. All Rights Reserved


Mapia Solomou - Protagonistes

Na min mou graffis sagapo - Peggy Zina

Friday, September 28, 2012

Natassa Bofiliou - Mexri to telos

Bill Clinton "There is nothing wrong with Greece"




On Greece
Bill Clinton also talked passionately about Greece and his recent trip to the crisis-hit countryafter Nicholas Logothetis, a Greek of diaspora and one of the co-founders of the non-profit organization, asked him how optimism can be used as a force in Greece and how Greeks become so successful outside of their homeland, referring to the million Greeks of Diaspora who thrive around the world.
“There are a lot of people who have governments and systems that are not worthy of them. The basic case for optimism is that intelligence and the willingness to work hard are evenly distributed throughout the world. Technology is democratizing it and empowering people to access it. And of all the mega problems we have they are all achievable at an affordable price and largely for a profit if we could organize ourselves, everybody knows what the case is for negativism,” said Bill Clinton.
The former U.S. President stressed the fact that contrary to stereotypes the Greeks are very hardworking.
“If you just take Greece, the average Greek didn’t even know until everybody started talking about it that he or she worked 25% more hours per week than the average German, did you know that? In other words there is nothing wrong with Greece, the people are smart. There is a reason that they basically were the founder-heads of so much western philosophy and culture.”
According to Clinton the problem of Greece is the inability to collect taxes, something that could not support the heavy social benefits and high pensions that the country had until a few years ago.
“They have had for many years a social organizational system that provided a lot of government benefits including very heavy pension obligations with a tax system that did not collect the taxes that the law said were owed and they were able to kick the can down the road.”
Clinton who visited Greece this summer did not forget to praise the Greek people for the sacrifices that have made to avoid bankruptcy and a Euro-exit.

KELLY CUTRONE - WE LOVE YOU !! YOU GO GIRL !!!

“In today's disposable culture, we throw away people like we do razors, always assuming there's someone better out there to hang out with, or to work for- people who will never embarrass us, let us down or offend us.” 
― Kelly CutroneNormal Gets You Nowhere



* I've told you many times that I do not believe in coincidences. I do believe every moment is engineered by our soul and the Divine. In fact, some experiences, both good and bad, are meant to teach us what we need to know at a certain time.
We have been programmed in this world to accept the suffering and devastation of other beings on an epic scale, not just around the world, but in our own fucking backyards. We are all suffering and suffering deeply in our hearts. And our chaos, confusion, pain and unfulfillment are manifesting outwardly in devastating ways. We know that Mother Nature can’t hold us the way we’re behaving with her, overusing and busing her resources. We know the world is becoming a more violent place. Yet we continue in the dance of repetition – we refuse to evolve as a species.
I believe that all of the things you do for other people, you’re actually doing for yourself. Life is like a bank account. Random acts of kindness, telling the truth, being loving, showing up for yourself and others — these are all deposits.
If we give more than we take, we progress. If we take more than we give, we regress.
I’ve been the village girl from Syracuse, the penniless yoga with a shaved head out in L.A., and the black-haired fierce bitch taking over the runways, I dare say. It’s important that no matter what your position, you savor and make the best of it – that you take from each reality what it has to offer you (and they all have something trust me). And that you show compassion. After all, I refuse to be killed by your narcissistic psychic footprint.
*A lot of people say they want to be special, but they don’t want to do the work or to occasionally eat crow in order to grow.*

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SMYRNA: THE DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY, 1900-1922



http://www.smyrnadocumentary.org/


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW DOCUMENTARY, “SMYRNA: DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY 1900-1922” CHRONICLES THE RISE OF NATIONALISM THAT ENDED COSMOPOLITANISM IN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Split Between Ethnicities, Cultures, and Religions Continues to Resonate Today

September 25, 2012 (New York, NY) – SMYRNA: DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY 1900-1922, a new documentary from filmmaker Maria Iliou in collaboration with historian Alexander Kitroeff explores the vibrant mix of cultures that made Smyrna one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the Ottoman Empire during the early 20thcentury, and the brutal clash of nationalism that ultimately erupted in the violence that destroyed the city in 1922.  The film, which opened to great acclaim earlier in Athens drawing great crowds, will have its American premiere October 10th at the Sixth Annual New York City Greek Film Festival (Paris Theater 7 and 10:00 p.m.), and will have a theatrical release in Spring 2013.

“Smyrna is one of the great tragedies of the 20th Century, and the fallout from the catastrophe reverberates today,” said Iliou.  “Smyrna was a place of tremendous hope and promise.  People of different ethnicities, nationalities and religions mingled together in the shops and cafes in a remarkable cultural exchange.  But then it became engulfed in the rising nationalism movements, and the scars of that rupture have never fully healed. ”

More information, including a clip, is available at www.smyrnadocumentary.org.

With rarely and never-before-seen footage of Smyrna during its heyday, and interviews with some of the city’s last survivors, SMYRNA paints a vivid portrait of cosmopolitan life in the last years of the Ottoman Empire.  Located on the western Mediterranean shores of Turkey, the ancient city played an important role in the region’s history dating back to Biblical times.

By the 19th century, the eastern Mediterranean became a major center of commerce between East and West.  Cities such as Smyrna, Constantinople and Alexandria were flush with money and people from all over the world, giving rise to an era of cosmopolitanism in the Ottoman Empire.  Smyrna’s largest and wealthiest non-Muslim community was Greek, which grew from 80,000 people at the turn of the 20th century to 120,000 by 1918.  Other prominent groups included Armenians, Jews, Europeans and Americans.  Jacques Nalbantian, whose father owned a department store in Smyrna, recalls in the film his idyllic memories of the city as a boy.

Against this backdrop, however, tensions began developing in the outlying regions between the Balkan states, which were expanding and exerting their independence, and the shrinking Ottoman Empire, which saw its first wave of nationalism with the rise to power of the Young Turks in 1908.

World War I broke out in 1914, and with the Ottoman Empire siding with the central powers of German and Austria, and Greece with the Allies, conflicts between Muslims and non-Muslims escalated.  Yet, Smyrna remained largely insulated from the tension and violence surrounding Turkey.

Following the war, the Allied powers parceled out the Asia Minor region among themselves, and the Greek military was tasked with keeping the peace in Smyrna.  A movement began among the Turks to reclaim Smyrna and oust all Christians and non-Turks.  Battles broke out in the surrounding areas between the Turkish and Greek armies until finally, in September 1922, the Greek army retreated and the Turkish army entered Smyrna.  This led to the horrors of the expulsion of Smyrna’s non-Turkish population—widespread civilian murders, a waterfront clogged with the corpses of those who tried to escape, and a fire that destroyed the city. The memories of those tragic events remain alongside the  legacies of  Smyrna’s cosmopolitanism and diversity.

“Smyrna is a story of hope and less, of promise and destruction,” Iliou said. “And it is a story that should remind all of us that the past is not really reflective of the present and all too often not a harbinger of what is to come. Smyrna –present day Izmir- was the last of the great Cosmopolitan cities of the Middle East.  It is a world that has very quickly faded away but its legacies live on.”
The film and the preservation of the archival materials was made with funding from: Αrgyros FoundationBodossaki FoundationNicholas J. Bouras & Anna K. Bouras FoundationJames Chanos, The J. F. Costospoulos Foundation, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation S.A. and Marianthi Foundation.
Commentators in the documentaryGiles Milton (author of the book Paradise Lost, Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of Islam’s City of Tolerance and the film’s basic commentator), Alexander Kitroeff (Haverford College), Thanos Veremis (Athens University)Victoria Solomonidou  (FellowKings College and second generation descendant from Smyrna), Eleni Bastea (New Mexico University and third generation descendant from Smyrna), Leyla Neyzi (Sabanci University), Jack Nalbantian (born in Smyrna).
Production credits: Screenwriter, DirectorMaria Iliou; Historical consultant: Αlexander Kitroeff; Μusic: Νikos Platyrachos; Editing: Αliki Panagi; CinematographyAllen Moore; Sound recordingJohn Zecca; Sound MixGiorgos Mikrogiannakis; Production ManagerMelissa Hibard; ProductionProteas and Proteaus NY Inc.


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Monday, September 24, 2012

Me skotose giati tin agapousa - Pix Lax Live



Με σκότωσε γιατί την αγαπούσα
γιατί την είχα σαν μικρό παιδί
κι όλα τα λάθη της τα συγχωρούσα
πικρή στιγμή μαζί μου να μη δει

Τώρα γυρνά παντού και με δικάζει
λέει πως ήμουν ένοχος εγώ
πες ό,τι θες καρδιά μου δεν πειράζει
ακόμα μια φορά σε συγχωρώ

Με σκότωσε γιατί την αγαπούσα
γιατί την είχα πάντοτε ψηλά
γιατί μέσα στα μάτια την κοιτούσα
για να τη βλέπω μόνο να γελά

Τώρα γυρνά παντού και με δικάζει
λέει πως ήμουν ένοχος εγώ
πες ό,τι θες καρδιά μου δεν πειράζει
ακόμα μια φορά σε συγχωρώ

An ise pathos mou - Afieromeno

The Metaphysics and Physics of 2012

http://www.lauriebaum.com/predictions.php
                                                           (October 24 – November 21)

On November 5, 2012, karmic Saturn enters Scorpio for the first time since 1985. This will open a two-and-a-half year karmic window that will enable you to resolve issues that may have been outstanding since the late 1980s, or at least the past seven years. Much of your self-transformation will come as a result of and in relationship to – relationships. You have a need for a high degree of intimacy and have a high tolerance level for the exigencies (at times!) of human relationships. Do a searching inventory of your partnerships and your own nature to discover where situations might have become overly complex – and where you may simplify. This could include accepting people or situations the way they are, or allowing a person to relate to you on a superficial level – difficult as this is for you – without provoking greater depth of reaction or feeling. You have enormous resources of intuition, energy, and endurance. Try to use these gifts to advance an important goal such as starting an altruistic business, furthering your spiritual growth and progress, or contributing to a community activity. You still may enjoy deep relationships, but this is a time to seek balance and create harmony so you can keep your eye on the ball and do your real work, which involves a deeper relationship with yourself and your soul.




(February 19 – March 20)
Your planetary ruler, Neptune, re-enters Pisces on February 3, 2012 for the first time since the 1840s (except for a brief sojourn in Pisces from April to August 2011). Neptune will remain in Pisces until 2026. This planetary transit will give you enhanced energy and appreciation for art, music, the importance of water, and your evolving connection to your soul and Spirit. Your receptivity to spiritual discovery and evolution through prayer, meditation and affirmations will be heightened. A potent line-up of change-oriented Uranus in Aries and depth-seeking Pluto in Capricorn will bring  people into your life who are deeply seeking answers. Your spiritual example will do more to help them transform their lives than any words you may utter or physical action you may take on their behalf. So, strengthen your own spiritual center and encourage others to follow your example. You are ahead of your time and possess insight beyond that of your contemporaries. (Steve Jobs of Apple was a Pisces!) Listen to your intuition, follow your insights, stay in tune with your ideas and remain true to your vision. You were made for the coming times. You are emerging into an important period of your life

  • Saturn enters Scorpio * October 5, 2012 – Saturn was last in Scorpio from 1982 to 1985. With Saturn in Scorpio in “mutual reception” with Pluto in Capricorn, economic realities will come to light and require rectification.
  • Mars enters Sagittarius * October 6, 2012 – Good for travel, athletics, running and biking, keeping an open mind and a sense of humor.
  • Saturn trine Neptune * October 10, 2012 – Illusion and reality meet. Better to be realistic.
  • Mercury retrograde in Scorpio & Sagittarius * November 6 – November 26, 2012 – It’s easy to become distracted and pursue tangents. Plan ahead to stay on track.
  • Neptune direct in Pisces * November 10, 2012 – Importance of water to daily life is emphasized.
  • Solar Eclipse in Scorpio * November 13, 2012 – Information is obfuscated.
  • Mars enters Capricorn * November 16, 2012 – Diligent effort brings success.
  • Mercury direct in Scorpio * November 26, 2012 – Business information elucidated.
  • Lunar Eclipse in Taurus & Scorpio * November 28, 2012 – Hidden information is accidentally revealed.
  • Uranus direct in Aries * December 13, 2012 – Progress resumes on delayed changes.
  • WINTER SOLSTICE * December 21, 2012 – Shortest day of the year. Today marks the end of the Mayan Calendar but not the end of time, just the end of “time” as we know it. A higher way of thinking and acting is about to emerge.
  • Mars enters Aquarius * December 25, 2012 – A spirit of brotherhood prevails.

    In this time of dynamic change, multiple outcomes are possible – depending  upon our united intention. We have the chance to collectively work together, pray for each other and cooperatively achieve greater peace and harmony. Or we may compete for resources, potentially creating limitation and lack for some and over-abundance for others. There truly will be enough for everyone – if we work together. Cooperation is key to a shared, positive outcome. 
    The Choices:
    • If you focus on spiritual growth, helping others, letting go of what you don’t need, and become non-attached to having things your way – or the way they had been in the past – you will experience a powerful period of personal evolution and personal peace, harmony and happiness.
    • Conversely, if you are attached to having things your way, or the way they “used to be,” or if you think of yourself only without considering the good of others, or focus on material acquisitions over the human heart, you will feel dismayed by the coming times.

Ola - new Kostandinos Galanos 2012