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What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 18:58:38 in Healthy Living

“would that it were so...

while much of the above might have been true 30 years ago, it is not today...

today, with the advent of fast food everywhere, kids are bulging out of their jeans; many families eat 'on the fly' too busy to sit down together...

who can take a siesta today? greece integrated and has supposedly become 'european...what greek banker can be snoozing after eating the big afternoon meal at home with his family in his underwear on a hot summer day while his german counterpart is calling frantically from bonn. the poor greek will once again be accused of laziness...the siesta is a thing of the past...

greeks may be walking more today, but for a while greeks were purchasing more luxury cars than almost anyone else in europe...everybody was driving everywhere! but with the economic crisis, the amount of autos on the road has precipitously dropped...

on the other hand, greek people on a whole are still very generous and warm, as anyone who has summered in greece can testify. and best of all, they are not sheep- and always question authority (unlike some other peoples who will remain unnamed). hopefully, the nation will find a way out of the mess that easy credit, materialism and cronyism created...”

msm0207 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:01:28

“I think a lot was taken from the island occupants. No cars.

Law of supply and demand changes everything. No money, luxuries stop, sometimes necessities. Bankrupt government, they'll resort to other means of income. Tourism needs to be kept up or else. Hence the article.”

DavidMG on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:13:32

“Nothing stays the same, but it will take a long time for the islands to change .”
Yale Professor Samuel See Found Dead In Jail Cell

Yale Professor Samuel See Found Dead In Jail Cell

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 07:47:26 in College

“and then there are the new breed of highly militarized police coming to the force from a tour or two in the marines (oooraaah), who, conditioned with an 'us or them' mentality, continue to see civilians as the enemy...and treat them as such.

stay clear of them whenever possible!”
UTC Student Arrested, Forced To The Ground After Challenging Campus Preacher (VIDEO)

UTC Student Arrested, Forced To The Ground After Challenging Campus Preacher (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 21:38:52 in College

“perhaps the student will be found guilty and hanged...that should provide some discourse on campus...”

Eris23Skidoo on Nov 18, 2013 at 21:59:47

“They might have done that if he hadn't been white.”
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 19:08:27 in Media

“sorry, i've never seen the past participle of debut...i wonder if it is american usage...”

novapsyche on Nov 12, 2013 at 19:14:10

“Well, of that I would be unaware. However, a quick check of online dictionaries assures me that the word is recognized as being both a noun as well as a verb (and, more importantly, as a transitive verb).”
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:35:46 in Media

“really? so those of us concerned with the superficiality and corporatization of the american media are right wing stooges now...how pitiful.

and one thing more...if they were 'duped' after researching the story for ONE YEAR - then they are worse than useless. and this from me, who was a journalist in the middle east over 15 years...”
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:29:49 in Media

“debuted?”

novapsyche on Nov 12, 2013 at 18:50:45

“Debuted:  past tense of 'debut'.”
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:28:52 in Media

“mediocre minds working for a news 'corporation'...journalists who speak local languages and are region savvy - not important...rather, spend the money on retired generals to analyze the news for us...”
Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 09:15:35 in Politics

“time will tell. and the 65 or so years that the state of israel exists is just a drop in the bucket in that part of the world...we'll see how it plays out.”
Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 07:08:51 in Politics

“have you ever met anyone from the gush emunim? when this hardline settler group seizes another hilltop from a palestinian village to become another settlement, it isn't ever worthy of news coverage...”

libnot1953 on Nov 10, 2013 at 07:34:30

“Like i said there was land deals,peace deals, all kinds of deals in the past and the Palestinians would always retaliate in some way to ruin the agreement. So say what you want these people don't want peace. Period.”
Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Israel-U.S. Relations Deteriorate Over Iran, Palestinian Peace Process

Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 07:04:56 in Politics

“if they would stop grabbing all the land for themselves, maybe they wouldn't be hit with home made rockets...”
Stunning Color WWII Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Nazi-Occupied Poland

Stunning Color WWII Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Nazi-Occupied Poland

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 06:48:48 in World

“why?

people conveniently forgot about what was done to the former inhabitants of north america...”

jsphx on Oct 19, 2013 at 08:42:53

“NO.The Native Americans and Meztizos know a lot more than YOU will ever forget.”

Jumperbones1 on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:45:47

“The Irish?”

cavemaster1110 on Oct 19, 2013 at 07:34:01

“dont forget the 60million christians exterminated by stalin burt your teachers were told by your government not to teach the true historical facts .i do agree with u totally .our teaching system is run by our government”
Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Hanukkah And Passover (UPDATE)

Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Hanukkah And Passover (UPDATE)

Commented Oct 3, 2013 at 07:24:14 in Religion

“excellent post!”
Scarlett Johansson's SAT Score Is Now Public Knowledge

Scarlett Johansson's SAT Score Is Now Public Knowledge

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 07:12:34 in Celebrity

“guess what - she doesn't need to ever think about the SAT!”
Bones Found In English River By Boys Discovered To Be About 1,000 Years Old

Bones Found In English River By Boys Discovered To Be About 1,000 Years Old

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 19:26:07 in Weird News

“yes, after the alleged chemical attacks, i heard america was debating declaring war on siri too!”
Bones Found In English River By Boys Discovered To Be About 1,000 Years Old

Bones Found In English River By Boys Discovered To Be About 1,000 Years Old

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 19:23:46 in Weird News

“what does this have to do with remains dating to the 9th c. BCE? the book 'black athena' deals with a period in history at least 1500 years earlier (and more)...”
Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 07:31:20 in Religion

“where do you get this drivel? at that time, the 'turks' were a nomadic tribe near the chinese border...”

abetterpilot on Sep 15, 2013 at 13:01:47

“uh....thats the whole point!”
Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 07:28:42 in Religion

“i wish the south would secede again, they should make their own fundamentalist state somewhere...”
Salvador Allende's Legacy Thriving 40 Years After Chile Coup

Salvador Allende's Legacy Thriving 40 Years After Chile Coup

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 06:49:58 in World

“hard to believe that sc*mbag is still alive!”
Salvador Allende's Legacy Thriving 40 Years After Chile Coup

Salvador Allende's Legacy Thriving 40 Years After Chile Coup

Commented Sep 10, 2013 at 06:49:10 in World

“allende - great spirit - not forgotten!”

Bolivarian on Sep 10, 2013 at 14:31:58

“We will never forget that he refused to arm the workers. Fascism will always kill social democracy when he it has served its purpose.”

dbs4 on Sep 10, 2013 at 07:06:30

“As are Victor Jara and Pablo Neruda.”
Fukushima's Radioactive Plume Could Reach U.S. Waters By 2014

Fukushima's Radioactive Plume Could Reach U.S. Waters By 2014

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 08:45:12 in Green

“call it what you will my friend...melted steel mixed with fissile material has obviously found its way into the ground underneath the concrete slab the reactors sit on...semantics won't change that fact.
do you work in the nuclear industry?”
Frats Behaving Badly: 14 Examples Of Racist Parties, Terrible Pranks, Misogyny, And Just Being Bad

Frats Behaving Badly: 14 Examples Of Racist Parties, Terrible Pranks, Misogyny, And Just Being Bad

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 07:35:23 in College

“when i went to college in the late 70's, frats were still living under the rocks they had been driven in the late 60's...and ROTC had been eradicated completely...how things have changed!”

Conservativeslayer on Sep 4, 2013 at 08:03:38

“As much as I love the movie "Animal House", it's largely responsible for the resurrection of the college greek system. It was indeed dying out in the 70's as you said. But the popularity of the film, inspired many to join fraternities and sororities.”
Frats Behaving Badly: 14 Examples Of Racist Parties, Terrible Pranks, Misogyny, And Just Being Bad

Frats Behaving Badly: 14 Examples Of Racist Parties, Terrible Pranks, Misogyny, And Just Being Bad

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 07:32:46 in College

“future beltway insiders and wall streeters...same culture, same values...”

loczoromanda on Sep 4, 2013 at 09:06:45

“the liberal elite in training”
Fukushima's Radioactive Plume Could Reach U.S. Waters By 2014

Fukushima's Radioactive Plume Could Reach U.S. Waters By 2014

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 06:51:19 in Green

“well, exposure to the leaks in all three plants will cause death within hours...2200 millisieverts/hour now, 20 percent more than last week.

there was multiple critical reactions - and there were meltdowns - the scope of which has not fully come to light - but will soon, unfortunately...”

balamo on Sep 4, 2013 at 09:42:01

David Andersen jr on Sep 4, 2013 at 09:02:11

“There can be no criticality after the meltdowns, you can wish that there is but that does not make it so. As far as the 2200mSv per hour, where does this reading exist, if in the reactor buildings then that is no surprise, if on contact with some of the holding tanks, not likely. From what I can tell there appear to be some local hot spots of beta radiation. If there are such hot spots then they should either put up shielding or barricade the area. Let me repeat there can be no ongoing criticality, it is physically impossible.”
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