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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Colossus of Rhodes Project

Young professionals from Greece, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom have been inspired to take up the ambitious “Colossus of Rhodes Project,” aiming to revive one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Charles of Lindos, in 280 BC, to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus. It was one of the tallest statues of the ancient world standing over 30 meters (around 98 feet) high.
The bronze structure was destructed after Rhodes was hit by the 226 BC earthquake, however, it was not until 654 AD that Saracens ransacked the island and sold the statue’s relics.
Colossus Full Story here

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lovin the Justin Trudeau Bhangra

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie serve baklavas to supporters during a campaign stop at a Greek restaurant

Then Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his three sons pose for a snapshot in front of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens Aug. 30, 1983. From left are Michel, Alexandre (Sacha), and newly-elected Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in rear. (Photo: Peter Bregg of the Canadian Press)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Welcome Back Home Prime Minister Trudeau

We're Back

I had the pleasure of meeting Justin not so long ago on April 19, 2011 at Liberal Rally in Surrey BC, the son of Pierre Elliot Trudeau spoke to Liberal Supporters, when he finished his speech, he walked around the room shaking the hands of every volunteer and attendee,
I was taken aback as I looked in those striking eyes and that charming peaceful smile,
I sensed I was shaking the hand of our countries next leader and I hoped silently in my heart that he would become Canada's most famous leader, not for his words, as so many have done before him, but by accomplishing the impossible and living up to his father's memory by achieving greatness with all the wonderful things he would do for the world and the people who support him.
I am so proud to be Canadian with Greek roots that lead back to Thrace. The land of hero's, warrior's and land that gave birth to this political system of democracy and compassion,

May God bless you Justin and keep you safe.
MyGreekSpirit, endorses you and supports you.

It’s time for Canada to once again work constructively with its allies. A new Liberal government will do just that.
Posted by Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Flash Mob @ Chania, Crete

Dancing on the beach in Nea Roda, Halkidiki

 Greek spirit NOT in crisis! Bravo to these passionate Greeks dancing on the beach in Nea Roda, Halkidiki! ΝΑ ΖΗΣΕΙ Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΜΑΣ ΚΑΙ Ο ΠΟΝΤΟΣ!
Posted by Greek Gateway on Monday, July 20, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Γιάννης Κρητικός: Η «μαντινάδα» που σύνθεσε για τη Μέρκελ

Priests are human after all...edo papas eki papas

RIP Papa Stratis

As we are losing so many precious lives in the Mediterranean, we also lost one of our greatest fighters for them in Greece. Yesterday Father Efstratios Dimou, also known as “Papa Stratis”, has passed away. The Greek Orthodox priest was known for his openness to everyone in need, "religion shouldn’t be an obstacle in helping people", he once said.
With the help of young local people on the island of Lesvos, through the charity Agkalia (Greek for "Hug") he helped found, he has been providing thousands of refugees with clothing, food, water and a place to sleep over the last few years.
“What I see are people. People in need. I cannot turn them away, nor can I kick them, nor imprison them I cannot send them back to where they came from. Nor can I throw them in the sea to drown. I have seen small children with blisters on their feet and pregnant women holding their bellies and crying in pain. These people are not migrants, they do not choose to come here. They are children of war, fleeing bullets. They are life-seekers, they search for life, hope and the chance to live another day.”
We need more people like him across Europe. He will be missed.
Rest in power, Papa Stratis.

A Good Samaritan in GreeceAs we are losing so many precious lives in the Mediterranean, we also lost one of our greatest fighters for them in Greece. Yesterday Father Efstratios Dimou, also known as “Papa Stratis”, has passed away. The Greek Orthodox priest was known for his openness to everyone in need, "religion shouldn’t be an obstacle in helping people", he once said.With the help of young local people on the island of Lesvos, through the charity Agkalia (Greek for "Hug") he helped found, he has  been providing thousands of refugees with clothing, food, water and a place to sleep over the last few years.“What I see are people. People in need. I cannot turn them away, nor can I kick them, nor imprison them I cannot send them back to where they came from. Nor can I throw them in the sea to drown. I have seen small children with blisters on their feet and pregnant women holding their bellies and crying in pain. These people are not migrants, they do not choose to come here. They are children of war, fleeing bullets. They are life-seekers, they search for life, hope and the chance to live another day.”We need more people like him across Europe. He will be missed.Rest in power, Papa Stratis.
Posted by Europe says OXI on Thursday, 3 September 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Healing Waters: Full Moon in Pisces

" Full Moon in Pisces has been affecting me this week..this article says it all...I am feeling it all, and so intense, without thought without reason, its hitting me one right after the other." MyGreekSpirit
Skin thins. Thoughts move towards the suffering of others and onto how theirs collides with our own. Memories are triggered. Body stirs in the recall. Throat tightens. Chest constricts. Eyes well up with tears.
Maybe the waterworks are a natural outcome of the latest installment of Venus retrograde. The once-every-18-months-or-so cycle has been hard at work this summer, revealing every truth that we have ever tried to outrun as it pertains to how our heart works. Those that we have loved, lost or never had at all seem to re-enter the scene, bringing with them pathways to ancient feelings. Feelings we thought we had long since let go.
Or maybe it’s the next full moon in Pisces that is urging you towards weeping at the drop of a hat. On August 29th, at 11:35 AM PDT, the moon will fulfill its monthly course and peak in the mutable water sign of the fish.
Pisces is the most sensitive, caring, nurturing, kind, understanding, confused, wishy-washy, dreamy, deluded romantic that ever was. Seeing pain is as hard as feeling it personally. Seeing suffering is as hard as experiencing it. There is no difference between us and Pisces perceives these connections. Pisces cannot un-know them. This sign which carries with it the energetic cleansing and creativity of the primordial waters of life has no protection. This is quite possibly its greatest strength. Its vulnerability and its transparency may not win at hand to hand combat but it will win the hearts of its opponents. It’s almost impossible not to fall for the charms of this fish.
Pisces is open to everything: every feeling, thought, experience, person and being on the planet. Pisces wants to feel connected to all, reminds us of our connection to all and engenders opportunities to cry your eyes out for the pain of it all.

This super moon (super moons occur when the moon is closer to the earth than normal) in Pisces has an interesting set up. It is conjunct Neptune, a planet known for its ability to emphasize feelings of anxiety, a planet that has the tendency to erode the concrete and a planet that creates the illusion that life is coming apart at the seems. Being overwhelmed, feeling extra sensitized and less than focused are also effects that Neptune is famous for. It’s not all bad though. This outer planet can lend us its creative genius, psychic talents and all kinds of kindness.
Neptune in Pisces reveals issues that we have around water, both the sources of water that we depend upon to stay alive as a planet and the sources of emotional healing that we need to address both publicly and personally.
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Friday, August 28, 2015

"Proud to be Greek" - My Greek Spirit

I need to voice my thoughts, watching this is troubling me , as it is so many other's...I need to say something..... my mind goes to what can be done... we have so many Billionaire's on this planet we call earth and right now they are probably sitting back in their expensive leather chairs watching the news on their huge smart TVs in their huge houses, with their butlers and servants and a garage full of expensive automobiles and toys..and the only thing these refugees want is a chance to live..the only other choice they have is death....which would you choose????..makes me sick to see so many people suffering and yet others don't know what they have sit back and count their money and wont help...where are the humanitarian efforts?? Surely they can help???? or do we only bring out help for natural catastrophes? do we need an earthquake or tsunami to provide help for these people?....isn't there anyone who can give them.some water? some food? .a blanket to keep them warm at night? on earth have we become so shallow and uncaring..we are closing borders, telling them to go back? back to where? another country that wont let them in? back to die in their own country? we can send people to outer space, we can mass produce smart TV'S and Computers, state of the art vehicles, homes.and we cant find a safe place for these people to call home?? everyone is entitled to feel safe, why are we turning into barbarians and dealing with situations like this as they would?.. it is so sad a scene like this.. has become just another reality series on TV. As I watch from my computer and read the stories of the turmoil on my computer....I would like to say ,,,,I am proud of my homeland Greece, who did not turn these people back, but is helping feed them, and carry them safely to the mainland , as a country and a nation, we are suffering, we have almost lost everything.... we are on our knees trying to survive, and yet we find what little we can to help these people feel safe, that is what we call in Greece PHILOTIMO.....Philotimo (also spelled filotimo; Greek: φιλότιμο) is a Greek noun translating to "love of honor". I am proud to call my self Greek , proud to be a loving human being, I only wish more countries and humans knew the meaning of that word. God bless and keep all those people safe and may they find some peace.

Thousands of refugees attempt to cross the Macedonia/Greece bo...“What is going to greet them is not a welcome, and my goodness from what I have seen today they are desperate.”Lindsey Hilsum reports from the Macedonia/Greek border where thousands of refugees are trying to cross after fleeing their homes in Syria.
Posted by Channel 4 News on Sunday, 23 August 2015

Δω στα Λιανοχορταρούδια - Τσέστος

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tom siopis - Σ' αγαπώ σαν αμαρτία

Σ' αγαπώ σαν αμαρτία - Από εμφάνιση στην ΝορβηγίαΑπό εμφάνιση στην Νορβηγία"Σ΄ αγαπώ σαν αμαρτία"
Posted by Tom Siopis on Sunday, 19 April 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What is Tsifteteli???

What is Tsifteteli? by Chryssanthi Sahar

Tsifteteli is the name for the Greek Bellydance. This name comes from the Turkish word Chifteteli, which originally means "double strings".

Tsifteteli was mainly brought to Greece by the Asia Minor Greeks, who had to leave their home towns and go over to Greece because of a population exchange between Greece and Turkey. Greece was occupied by the Turks for about 400 years (from the early 15th century to the early 19th century) and it was a part of the Ottoman Empire. In the 20’s of the 19th century Greece started an independence war against the Turks and by the middle of the 19th century, a part of Greece (as we know it today) was free and an independent state. But there followed quite some war, until the current Greek State was formed. In that time there were many people of Turkish origin and Moslem religion living in Greece and many people of Greek origin and Greek Orthodox religion living in Turkey. The Greeks that lived on Turkish ground even though had been living there since ancient times, had to leave.

The first Greek colonies at the west coast of Asia Minor were founded about 1000 BC which spread to the Black Sea shore. So there were Greek cities and towns at those areas until 1922 of our time. In that year there was a last big war between Greece and Turkey which ended with a catastrophe for both countries. But for the Greeks the catastrophe was bigger, because quite some Greek cities were destroyed by the Turks. Especially the Greeks of Smyrna (Izmir) were badly assassinated. At the end of that war Greece and Turkey agreed on exchanging their left over populations, except 100.000 Greeks in Constantinople (Istanbul) and a similar amount of Turks in North-eastern Greece and on some Greek Islands.

The population exchanged brought many new problems to the new Greek State. The Greeks that came over from Turkey had lost everything and the State had to take care of them. But the State was poor. That led to a very bad situation for new emigrants. Especially the Greeks from Smyrna suffered the most, mainly because they settled down in the urban areas of Athens and Piraeus. Those Greeks had a very rich musical tradition and they brought it with them to Greece. Their music was a mixture of Greek, Turkish, Armenian and Arabian elements. They developed that tradition further in Greece, mainly in order to remember their roots and to comfort their souls. This musical tradition is the so called “Rembetiko” (some people call it the Greek Blues).

Rembetiko was (and still is) not only a music style but it also includes dances, mainly 3: Zeimbekia, Chassapiko and Tsifteteli. So it was mainly those Greeks of Smyrna who spread Tsifteteli all over Greece.

But most probably there was Belly dance in Greece before that. Many archaeologists say that Belly dance already existed in ancient Greece. The ancient Greek women used to dance it for worshiping Aphrodite (Venus). There must have been Belly dance also through the Greek medieval times. At that time of the Byzantine Imperia the Greeks had strong cultural exchange with the Arabs and other Middle-East population.

Nevertheless is Tsifteteli, as we know it today, brought to Greece by the people of Smyrna and at first it was part of the Rembetiko culture. It developed though through the last 80 years, it got spread all over Greece and it got established as the most popular and most common Greek dance together with Zeimbekia. The Tsifteteli songs today are quite different from the original Rembetiko Tsifteteli songs. The texts are not as sad, as the ones of the Rembetiko Tsifteteli. The original Tsifteteli texts are very sad, because they reflect the suffering of the people that created them. They mainly talk about poverty, emigration, lost love, desperation etc. The original Tsifteteli is not a cheerful dance, as many people outside Greece consider it to be.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gunnar Garfors - 198: How I Ran Out of Countries

Gunnar Garfors, is the youngest person ever to travel to all 198 countries in the world as a hobby.

Garfors published a book about his travels, called 198: How I Ran Out of Countries

"Gunnar Garfors has visited all 198 countries in the world - as the youngest hobby traveler - and has encountered people, places and situations most can only dream of. The globetrotter has deftly woven his experiences together into a story that takes the reader on an emotive ride and establishes a connection with him and his quest. Expect outrageous tales grouped in original themes, complete with own chapters for every country."

The first country he visited was Greece, as a one-year-old child. At 17 he started travelling without his family, and used Interrail with a friend to visit 13 countries in Europe. “I was then hooked,” he told BuzzFeed News.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tails from Greece Animal Rescue Organization

KAZSHELTER in Greece has made an announcement 
 During the last 2 weeks the range of dogs’ abandonment outside and around the Shelter was beyond management….5 adult dogs, 10 puppies who got sick from Parvo virus, resulting to incidents of virus within the shelter, and we had announced that we are not able to handle any case for a reasonable period of at least one month. 

Despite the above, on Saturday 9/5/2015 they have abandoned 8 more puppies, on Tuesday 12/5/2015, 2 more puppies and today 14/5/2015 3 more dogs, who were set free…. 

They are not discouraged by the Parvo virus…
They are not discouraged by the fact that we don’t have any help…
Neither by the fact that we are not a whole unit of volunteers…
We cannot say much, as our heart breaks.

From today and until further notice, the Shelter IS CLOSING
And for those who wish to disregard our scream of desperation may we repeat that
THE SHELTER IS CLOSING for all incidents, until further notice.
We, the volunteers, are continuing and will always continue to struggle for the prosperity of those souls who are sheltered and have earned a second chance to a better life.

We will continue to thank and be grateful to those who understand what means to have an entire Shelter on your shoulders, and give us the strength and support to fall but rise again

Monday, July 27, 2015

Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby

In Cosby’s deposition for the Constand case, revealed to the public just last week, the comedian admitted pursuing sex with young women with the aid of Quaaludes, which can render a person functionally immobile. “I used them,” he said, “the same as a person would say, ‘Have a drink.’ ” He asked a modeling agent to connect him with young women who were new in town and “financially not doing well.” In the deposition, Cosby seemed confident that his behavior did not constitute rape; he apparently saw little difference between buying someone dinner in pursuit of sex and drugging them to reach the same goal. As for consent, he said, “I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things.” If these women agreed to meet up, his deposition suggested, he felt that he had a right to them. And part of what took the accusations against Cosby so long to surface is that this belief extended to many of the women themselves (as well as the staff and lawyers and friends and others who helped keep the incidents secret).

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

Hey Sup Girl?

A Vancouver woman is finding more than a few frogs in her online search for Prince Charming.
As she told Leigh Kjekstad on Unfiltered, Hannah Mate is going public with offensive and shocking replies from male suitors to her online dating profile.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Katerina Karatza - Choreographer

Love in the End

Καίτη Γαρμπή & Stan στα Mad VΜΑ 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Jupiter in VIrgo - Astrolada

Monday, July 13, 2015

Eurozone leaders have reached a "unanimous" aGreekment over a third Greek bailout
Eurozone leaders have reached a "unanimous" agreement over a third Greek bailout after marathon talks.
EU chairman Donald Tusk said leaders agreed "in principle" on negotiations for the bailout, "which in other words means continued support for Greece".
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that after a "tough battle", Greece had secured a "growth package" of €35bn (£25bn), and won debt restructuring.
Greece will now have to pass reforms demanded by the eurozone by Wednesday.
We've already reported that many Greeks are unhappy with this deal. Now, the cracks may be beginning to show in Alexis Tsipras' own Syriza party. Don't forget, he still has to pass the reforms in the Greek parliament to make the deal happen.
Syriza's UK spokesperson, London based academic Marina Prentoulis has given this reaction to the deal: "We have ten thousand people committing suicide for economic problems; we have 60% of the young people unemployed, 27% of the overall population unemployed, the debt growing and the Greek economy being reduced by one fourth.
"Now, with these measures, I'm really worried what will happen. It has been clear that for political reasons they have been pressured into a very difficult deal and across Europe, what everybody says is that we're talking about a coup."

Posted by I ♥ ♥ ♥ GREECE...!!! on Sunday, 12 July 2015

O Aetos petheni ston aera eleutheros kai dinatos

EU Leaders Press Conference Streaming Live

EU Leaders Press Conference Streaming Live

PISCES AUGUST 2015 - Barbara Goldsmith

Sunday, July 12, 2015

TEDxAcademy - Yanis Varoufakis

#This is A Coup

The rejection of the European bailout terms in the referendum this month is only the latest example of the Greek people sticking a finger in the eye of Europe even if it means suffering financial calamity. The same thing happened 95 years ago in a referendum that ultimately triggered one of the most consequential events in modern Greek history, a decision that continues to reverberate to this day.  Then, as now, Greek voters surprised Europe with a display of national pride and pique, and defiantly suffered the consequences. The country has never fully recovered.

#ThisIsACoup Trending Globally on Twitter as Hundreds of Thousands Take to Twitter to Urge Alexis Tsipras to Leave EU Summit

“ThisIsACoup is a hashtag started by Twitter users online, claiming that Europe’s ultimate goal in Greece is regime change and the pressure Europeans were exerting on Tsipras was meant to topple his government. Already, our Twitter counter has counted more than 200,000 Tweets globally with the hashtag.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greeks speak out for Greece !!

As I celebrate the two Countries I love Canada and America this week, it saddens me to see the State of my Ancestral home in Ruins, no pun intended, this is the reason my Father left Greece in 1949 after the Civil War and now as this economic war takes place they truly do not understand what the Greeks are about, we are not perfect but look at the World today, who is? Yes the Greeks are Non-Conformists and they historically tell a Country to go Fuck themselves, as the Germans found out when they tried to take over Crete and they got slaughtered by the Women and Children, yes the Greeks paid the price but never surrendered to the Nazis even when they occupied Greece, The demise of WW2 and the Nazis was attributed to the bravery of the Greeks, ask Churchill,Roosevelt and Stalin they will tell you the same.I will say this, they are going through a hard time and I feel for the people there but Greece will prosper again, its in our DNA, If 300 men from Sparta can fight of an Army, 11 Million Greeks in Greece and the rest of us in the Diaspora stand by our people proudly, stop bashing the Greeks and lets start supporting them! ZHTO ELLAS!!!!! 


Και η Γλυκερία έστειλε το δικό της μήνυμα μέσω των social media για το δημοψήφισμα της Κυριακής:
“Ψηφίζω ΟΧΙ αυτή την Κυριακή
Για ενα καλύτερο αύριο στην Ελλαδα,στην Ευρώπη,σε όλο τον κόσμο
Εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι στον πλανήτη πεθαίνουν απο την πείνα ενώ η ΓΗ μπορεί να θρέψει υπέρ πενταπλάσιο αριθμό.
Τα συστήματα που εφαρμόζονται και μας επιβλήθηκαν μάλλον εσκεμμένα ειναι λάθος,εξυπηρετούν λίγους,και δείχνουν να καταρρέουν.
Η Ελλάδα,το λίκνο της ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑΣ και του ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ οφείλει να ειναι πρωτοπόρος στις αλλαγές που ούτως ή άλλως θα συμβούν.
Τα τέρατα της υφαρπαγής ακόμα και της συνείδησής μας βρυχώνται δυνατά μήπως και τρομάξουμε
Όμως εμείς θα σταθούμε όρθιοι με καθαρό μυαλό,γεμάτη αισθήματα καρδιά,και πίστη στον άνθρωπο.
ΥΓ. Αγάπη σε όλους,και του ΟΧΙ και του ΝΑΙ
Επαναλαμβάνω,εγω /// ΟΧΙ ///
Despina Vandi - Δε χρειάζεται να μείνουμε με “μια ελιά, ενα αμπέλι και ενα καράβι” για να ξαναφτιάξουμε αυτόν τον τόπο απο την αρχή.
Για να αλλάξει ο κόσμος γύρω μας πρέπει πρώτα να αλλάξουμε εμείς”

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light - Aristotle

Είσαι το πρόβλημα και η λύση και το μαχαίρι και η πληγή

Θες έναν κόσμο πιο μεγάλο

Θες έναν κόσμο πιο μεγάλο, 
Και μες στο φόβο κλείνεσαι.
Λες δε θα πολεμήσεις άλλο, 
σαν φύλλο στο ποτάμι αφήνεσαι.

Έσβησες όλα σου τα φώτα
νομίζεις πως δε θα σε βρουν.
Μα όλα τα “τότε” και τα “πρώτα”
όπου κρυφτείς εκεί θα 'ρθουν.

Όλος ο κόσμος να γυρίσει, 
δεν έχεις άλλη επιλογή.
Είσαι το πρόβλημα και η λύση
και το μαχαίρι και η πληγή.

Είπες πολλά κι ένιωσες λίγα, 
πίστεψες λέξεις κι εποχές.
Τώρα απλά γυρνάς σελίδα, 
δε θα ξεμπλέξεις με ευχές.

Τώρα κατέβασες τα χέρια, 
άλλοι το μέλλον αναγγέλλουν
Λες “δε θα πάμε και στ' αστέρια 
ας γίνουν όλα όπως θέλουν”