Month: November 2019

Harvesting Olives In Nea Ionia (Athens, Greece)

In Greece, while many people do not have much of a “yard” at their homes, many have a small garden in front, often with a native tree. The front “yard” here is quite small relative to the sizes of yards back in North America, but our tree of course is an olive. The neighbour on …

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CBC Corrects Big Error – But Still Some Problems

Back on October 23rd, I reported on a horribly misleading headline I discovered on the CBC website that claimed a tweet that was critical of Islam was “racist.” The article appeared during the Canadian federal election campaign, during a time when some reporters and media including Warren Kinsella were on a campaign to label Maxime …

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Greece Is About To Lose Some Liberty

See Update Below… The world has Ancient Greece to thank for their philosophers and ideas that they could question anything, investigate, think, express new ideas, and even realize that old beliefs about the world might be wrong. I am sure that if some of those ancient Greek philosophers were alive today, they would be mortified …

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Weird Greece Taxation Observations

In a country where many people will beg for a job that pays 600.00 Euros a month – less than 5.50 CDN an hour – Greece sure has some strange ways of trying to make an “economic recovery.” A few months ago, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ right wing government was elected on promises that included economic reform …

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