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  1. interesting stuff, I suspect as science improves and more discoveries are made, eventually we may have a better picture or we may simply debate the topic for ions
  2. Has been very quiet here lately

    Happy New Year! Not declaring I am back, but a few things kept me away. 1) I had a bad job second half of 2015, got a new job that turned out to be for a terrible company, Oct of 2017 landed a good job at a mostly good company, but busy at work 2) We Americans elected a racist, sexist, corrupt, idiot... for president, it has diverted my attention a bit 3) More life stuff, a couple of extended hospital visits by mother, new puppy, kid sports, oldest kid going to college, wife getting a job, so more for me to do at home, ...
  3. World of Kemp great blog!!!
  4. When I last visited, I read Ajax last post here and I thought, wow he might have turned a leaf. But then you visit the other election thread and you realize it is the old Ajax
  5. America just got greater.

    This American, that has voted at every election since 1992, is completely disappointed and embarrassed at what happened. This by far is the worst election in recent US history. His is a racist, sexual predator, a complete embarrassment!
  6. America just got greater.

    Honest? Are you kidding me? NEVER have I seen a politician lie so much, never. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/lists/people/comparing-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-truth-o-met/ He was the worst politician out of the 15 running from the Republican side, and there were some horrendous candidates as well as some good ones.
  7. great topic, I feel the same as many here, maybe to retire in 25-20 years
  8. My guess is that the μουνόπανο did not read it. It is long, but there are some great stories, some sad yes, but some about the great human spirit, but as the title suggested there is plenty about the return of people who suffered both at the camps and when they returned home.
  9. http://www.ekathimerini.com/207383/interactive/ekathimerini/special-report/the-bitter-return-of-wwii-prisoners-of-war#secondPage
  10. How Greek Parents Discipline Their Children http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-phillips/how-greek-parents-discipline-their-children_b_8975212.html I've often written about the culture clash that exists when you are the child of immigrant parents, born and raised in New York City. It plays out in a number of ways over your lifetime. For example, while your American friends are playing Little League on Saturday, you are participating in your Greek school play that depicts the defeat of the Ottoman Turks in 1821. You spend one night a year following a priest and the tomb of Jesus Christ around your neighborhood, at midnight, with 1000 other Orthodox churchgoers. Your childhood home in Queens, NY looks identical to every other home on the block except for the giant Greek flag hanging above the front door, and hog-tied lamb roasting on the front lawn. The biggest divergence of culture however has nothing to do with holidays or traditions. It has to do with how Greek parents reprimand their children. Let's not sugarcoat it. Greek parents discipline their children in three ways and three ways only: through fear tactics, threats, and the use of exaggerated superstitions. Never has this been more clear to me than when I was in my neighborhood supermarket a few weeks ago watching a 7-year-old have a meltdown in the checkout line. This youngster (we'll call him Lucifer) had just clotheslined a rack of gum and Tic Tacs, and thrown a supersized bag of gluten-free chips at a family in the back of the line. His mother reacted by slowly placing down her chai latte and getting down to eye level with Lucifer. I was half expecting her to take the kid by the throat. I was wrong. She simply asked him what was wrong, counted backwards from 10 (twice), and then handed him an iPad. Perplexing. Fascinating. Bonkers. Where were the threats of deadly force? Or of calling the child's father...or the police? So many parents used the "the police are coming" line, that it took years for me to figure out that the police were employed by the city of New York and not by my parents. (It took even longer to realize that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit likely weren't watching my every move on a portable television transmitted directly from my house to heaven.) If there was anything parents loved more than grandiose threats of divine disciplinary intervention, it was the use of outrageously violent expressions. If your parents were born in Greece and are over 50 years of age, then there is a 100 percent chance that a public meltdown of that caliber would have warranted one of the following verbal responses from them: "Tha se sfakso!" "Tha se skotoso!" "Tha se pnikso!" "Tha se psiso!" "Tha sou vyalo ta malia!" Rough translation? I will butcher you, kill you, drown you, bake you in the oven, and pull your hair out. Before you go and call Child Protective Services, understand that these are considered completely normal and socially acceptable expressions in the Greek language. In fact, I would argue that it's neither the threat of the police nor being baked in a convection oven that evokes the most fear in Greek children; it's not the wooden spoon or sandal either. It's the death stare of a Greek mother -- or what I like to call, the Voldemort of punishments. If you conjured the death stare, you know you had crossed a serious line, like laughing in church or not getting up to kiss your great aunt when she walked in for Thanksgiving. The eyes would squint but bulge at the same time, and the lasers that shot at you, were both icy and red hot at the same time. Without words you had just been mortal kombatted. The good news is that all of these parents one day transform into the sweetest, most affectionate, mild-mannered grandparents, who then undermine your authority and let your children get away with murder. The transformation is unbelievable. The main characters in the Greek tragedy that was your childhood are suddenly Pope Francis and Mother Theresa. And as for you? Well, someone has to carry on the family legacy. And you've just been handed the throne. Follow Penny Phillips on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PennyPhil718
  11. Here’s why the people of Greece deserve to be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize http://hellenicleaders.com/blog/heres-people-greece-deserve-nominated-nobel-peace-prize/#.VqvZSPkrLIU
  12. Beauty naturally is part of it. the next elements in order for me are: 1. Heart, integrity, character 2. Personality 3. inteligence
  13. Simply put there are too many Islands, Greece simply can not build a fence in as it did on its land border. The crap i read so far from Patrick and Ajax blow my mind. Patrick you are a hateful ignorant idiot, and for those on this site that have known me for 8+ years, know that I do not easily throw insults. But dude you are a cancer to this site. Ajax I do not know how someone as well educated and travelled like you can be as hateful and ignorant. And at times I am not sure if you believe some of the crap you say. in th 7-8 pages of crap I read, one or both of you suggested that Greece should try to protect its balkan borders and keep the refugees in Greece, the country in dire economical trouble that has for the most part been left alone to deal with the problem, and they should lock them in Greece, are you both on drugs? And if you think the few Euros and boats are help that the EU sent is anything to brag about, you have to be on drugs. Patrick get used to the refugees, because more are coming to Western Europe the price for sitting on your hands in a wealthy nation, while all the shit was hitting the fan in Syria. And as long as Assad and ISIS exists, they will come. I have been laughing here in the states as so idiot EU nations have been throwing away money to Turkey.


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