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Archive for October 25th, 2015


Today Keep Talking Greece blog published a story that we knew nothing about until now.

This story has been around for a month or so, but the practice has probably been going on longer.
As Europe’s refugee crisis continues without showing signs of abatement, the people in this video are apparently trying to do their share in slowing it down.

That so many inflatable boats sink between Turkey and Greece resulting in loss of innocent lives makes one wonder why a more humanitarian response to this murderous anarchy is not forthcoming from the EU. Maybe less is really better?

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This interesting article I (Daphne) found today. A nice read on a Sunday morning with the clock set back one hour. It is only 08.32 hours !!! but the sun is shining, kind of.

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FOTOLIVOS, Greece — IN a stone cottage beside his pomegranate fields here in northern Greece, Christos Gontias, 46, is chain smoking and trying to give an interview. But his cellphone is ringing so incessantly, often with requests from news outlets and farmers joining his most recent call for a nationwide protest, that he rarely has time to finish his thought.

He readily admits that he likes all the attention. But there is far more to it than that, he says. He believes his way of life is on the line.

“I’m in love with the land,” said Mr. Gontias, a farmer and a union leader, glancing out the window. “By that I mean I love putting seeds in the ground and watching them grow, and knowing that I am providing a healthy product. And I am willing to fight for the ability to keep doing that.”

For the rest of the article click below .

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/world/europe/hoping-to-save-a-way-of-life-by-rooting-out-greeks-who-farm-on-paper.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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