Posts Tagged ‘Greece

09
Jun
17

Vice President Joe Biden In Athens

22
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

12:40PM: President Obama has lunch with Vice President Biden

2:55PM: President Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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16
Nov
16

The President’s Day Two In Greece

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President Barack Obama makes a speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece

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President Barack Obama walks from the Propylaia with Eleni Banou, Ministry of Culture director of Ephorate of Antiquities for Athens, during a tour of the Acropolis

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President Barack Obama tours the Acropolis Museum

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President Barack Obama arrives in Berlin, Germany

16
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day One In Athens

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President Barack Obama speaks with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos before their meeting at the Presidential Mansion

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prior to their meeting at the Maximos Mansion

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15
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

3:50AM: President Obama arrives Athens, Greece

6:50AM: President Obama meets with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos; Presidential Mansion

7:30AM: President Obama meets with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras; Maximos Mansion

8:55AM: President Obama holds a press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

12:25PM: President Obama attends a state dinner with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

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12
Jul
15

#ThisIsACoup – Updates on Greece

As most of you know, I was hoping for a “Yes” vote in the Greek referendum, especially as the proposal which the Tsipras government put forth this week encompassed most of the demands which Greece’s creditors had been making.

The Syriza proposals were approved by the creditors, and sent to the Eurozone finance ministers. And then Germany got in the act.

In an act of suicidal hubris, Germany is demanding nothing short of humiliation for Greece. Even though I had hoped for a Yes vote, this petty revenge is unbelievable from a country which plunged Europe into two World Wars. It is Germany’s gambit to establish the EU as merely a Greater German Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Here is where we stand at the moment.

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Newspaper headlines.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Translation: Trust has been lost; Doubts of Greece’s willingness to reform.

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Le Figaro

Translation: Greece has driven a wedge between France and Germany

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Liberation

Translation: What game is Germany playing?

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Wall Street Journal

Continue reading ‘#ThisIsACoup – Updates on Greece’

20
Feb
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Our education continues 🙂

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This is the horror that occurs when you don’t view people as human beings because of the color of their skin

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James Jameson, heir to the Jameson Irish Whiskey company, once bought a 10-year-old slave girl for six handkerchiefs because he wanted to sketch the event as cannibals killed, mutilated, and finally, ate her According to a report from The New York Times, Jameson had a fascination with cannibalism and wanted to experience the act firsthand. Jameson was on a trip in Africa in 1890 when an opportunity to fulfill his sick fantasy presented itself because he and his translator happened upon a cannibalistic tribe. Jameson consulted the tribe’s chiefs who told him if he wanted to witness the event, he’d have to buy a slave girl to be killed. Jameson returned a few minutes later with a 10-year-old girl he bought from a nearby slave trader for six handkerchiefs. The translator then approached the chiefs and said, “This is a present from a white man who desires to see her eaten.” According to an eye witness report of the scene, the cannibals tied the girl to a tree and stabbed her twice in the belly. The natives then cut pieces off of her body as Jameson sat sketching in his notebook. Jameson and his translator then made their way to chief’s hut where Jameson finished his sketches in watercolor.

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The same holds true once again

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In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 people dead. The visits began in the fall of 1918, just as World War I ended. At his office in Little Rock, Arkansas, attorney Ulysses S. Bratton listened as African American sharecroppers from the Delta told stories of theft, exploitation, and endless debt. A man named Carter had tended 90 acres of cotton, only to have his landlord seize the entire crop and his possessions. From the town of Ratio, in Phillips County, Arkansas, a black farmer reported that a plantation manager refused to give sharecroppers an itemized account for their crop. Another sharecropper told of a landlord trying “to starve the people into selling the cotton at his own price. They ain’t allowing us down there room to move our feet except to go to the field.” No one could know it at the time, but within a year these inauspicious meetings would lead to one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. Initiated by whites, the violence—by any measure, a massacre—claimed the lives of 237 African Americans, according to a just released report from the Equal Justice Initiative. The death toll was unusually high, but the use of racial violence to subjugate blacks during this time was not uncommon. As the Equal Justice Initiative observes, “Racial terror lynching was a tool used to enforce Jim Crow laws and racial segregation—a tactic for maintaining racial control by victimizing the entire African American community, not merely punishment of an alleged perpetrator for a crime.” This was certainly true of the massacre in Phillips County, Arkansas.

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*GROWL* Comic books come to life

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Never change, Canada

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25
Mar
11

hey, happy greek independence day! (video added)

President Barack Obama looks on as Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, speaks at an event commemorating Greek Independence Day in the East Room of the White House, March 25

25
Mar
11

greece is the word

President Obama helps Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, with his speech papers during a reception in the East Room of the White House, March 9, 2010

Morning people. The only public event listed (so far) for the President today is a reception for Greek Independence Day at 4:35 (live here)

Two years ago….

15
Dec
10

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Greek Independence Day, March 2009




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