Greeks hanging on the No.1 minimum monthly income guarantee among the EU, finding themselves often on survival budget lower than the illicit immigtants in Greece!

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The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes took simple living to the extreme, and lived in an old wine barrel. Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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680,000 Greek Children at Risk of Living in Poverty

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Risk of poverty in Greece rising to alarming levels ( article, one year old , since October 2013), by macropolis.gr

We enjoyed an idyllic life of wine and roast pig barbecues... now we go to bed early so we don’t have to hear our stomachs rumbling How Shirley Valentine dream became a Greek nightmare

We enjoyed an idyllic life of
wine and roast pig barbecues…
now we go to bed early so we don’t
have to hear our stomachs rumbling
How Shirley Valentine dream became a Greek nightmare

Greece is the only EU country not to have implemented a guaranteed minimum income and is among the most sluggish in adopting programmes to address social inequality and aid citizens living in extreme poverty and social exclusion, a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office has found.

This is despite the fact that six in ten citizens are living in or at risk of poverty, the PBO report (pdf), which was published on Thursday, said.

The shocking report of the Parliamentary Budget Office for the economic situation of Greek households revealed that approximately 6.3 million Greeks (some 58.3% on a total population of around 11 million according to the census of 2011) are threatened by poverty leaving  2.5 million Greeks below the poverty line, and 3.8 million in direct danger of crossing the poverty line.

“The demand for social responsibility on the part of citizens is pronounced but what the state offers is characterized by fragmentation and administrative problems. Thus the social safety net is characterized by inefficiency, while at the same time there are no expectations that income loss due to the economic downturn will be replenished in the near future,” the report stated.

The Greek government announced that, starting from September 2014, a new €20m, six-month pilot program will begin in 13 municipalities which will provide what it says is a minimum income. Monthly payments will range from €200 a month for a single person on no income to €400 for a married couple with two underage children with no other earnings. This is announced by the Greek government as a great , and brave, support to the Greek households, on the same moment when monthly budget for the illicit immigrants daily food is over 300 Euros monthly, paid by the European Union Programs, to cover the illicit immigrants’  meals and only, apart from the rest of their accommodation , medical treatment, diagnostics etc, (which is another tragic story… )

Greeks, are valued by 200 Euros monthly, to cover their survival, food, electricity , rent and taxes, which makes it almost impossible to survive even for one and only month. Those payments will still leave recipients below the poverty line, which the PBO report sets at €432 a month for one person or €908 for a family of four.

By Greek to me ! 

Greece comes last in EU social justice index, the Neet Greek generation out of control

Greece comes last in EU social justice index

It is the generation Lost , in the Modern European Societies, for the young people who are not in employment, nor in education, nor in training.“In Greece, the Neet rate nearly doubled between 2008 and 2013″, notes the Report of the German Bertelsmann Foundation, for Social Justice in Europe, which measured that 31.6% of people in Greece between the ages of 20 and 24 are so-called Neets, meaning they are neither in employment or participating in training or further-education programmes.

The reported that that while Greece, along with Spain and Italy, has a comparably high GDP per capita, it performed “far worse” in the social justice index rankings, which measures performance in poverty prevention, access to education, access to the labour market, social cohesion, non-discrimination, health and intergenerational equity.

The resulting diminution of prospects for broad swathes of society represents a significant danger to the country’s political and social stability, is the same reports’ conclusions.

These developments illustrate that the cuts induced by the crisis are not administered in a balanced way throughout the population”

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For more on this story, go to the enet.english article   Greece comes last in EU social justice index.

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What’s the FM band on Aegean? Rarely Greek, they say Oh, really? Read the report from unbelievable Exclusive story of Real News.

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What’s the FM band on Aegean? Rarely Greek, oh, really? Read the report from unbelievable Exclusive story of Real News., by Greek2m, moodhackerblog, ,greek2m.org

 

What’s the FM band on Aegean? Rarely Greek, reports from the Aegean islands say lately. Oh, really?

According to the Real News Sunday Newspaper special article, on Sunday, September 14, all over the Aegean waters and on the Aegean islands, Greek programs of the local FM Radios can rarely be found on the FM band and be heard, due to Turkish- language programs that overshadow the local private owned Radio frequencies, by their obviously more powerful signal, which results to “audit” a major part of the Greek Aegean waters and islands, up to the Sounio area at Attiki Region. The reason why,… is so simple!

Turkish businessmen bought the left- in- their-luck Radio-frequencies of the National Broadcast Radio and Television organization, that were nationally broadcasting as Regional Programs over Aegean for years, and they simply ise it!. The MP Vassilis Kapernaros asked officially the Parliament for that impressive “side-effect” of the National Broadcast  closure by the govenrment last year, as to be replaced by NERIT, a “clean, new, effective, New TV and media for the Greeks”, as the government has ruled.

Who let this happen? Simply happened accidentally, is, as usual,  the official answer, as accidental- precisely has been characterized officially the resignation of the two top board members of the new National TV during the last days  , who …had no choice, ..but to resign, as it is revealed afterwards, by their, personal, social media follow ups…

Read the fully detailed article by enet.english

Government interference cited as Nerit chairman and deputy resign.

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Greek to me ! is lifting your mood, don’t you realise ? This is why

Yes  , Greek2m.org is Indigo.

...when we see this picture, we just automatically smile . By moodhacker, Greek to me !

…when we see this picture, we just automatically smile . By moodhacker, Greek to me !

One of the colors of the rainbow, indigo — a dark purplish blue — gets it name from the indigo plant used to create the indigo dye.

Carrying the blue symbolism associated with the darker shades of blue, indigo conveys trust, truthfulness, and stability. It also may have some of the authority and royalty of purple as indigo was considered a royal blue.

In 1999 Pantone named the sky blue color of Cerulean as the color of the new millennium. Pantone selected the color Blue Iris as the 2008 Color of the Year telling us: “Combining the stable and calming aspects of blue with the mystical and spiritual qualities of purple, Blue Iris satisfies the need for reassurance in a complex world, while adding a hint of mystery and excitement.”

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Unlock your imagination, relax, and keep the memories. A greek2m palette, indeed!

This is what science says :

There’s a reason we love gazing up at the sky and out at the sea so much — the pretty blue hues put us in a relaxed mood and help our minds wander to the most creative of places.

A University of British Columbia study found that while the color red helps develop sharper memories, the color blue helps unlock your imagination.

Dark blues and medium shades of blue symbolize importance, confidence, power, intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.  orange to your predominantly dark blue palette you introduce some warmth and energy that can keep your palette from being too stilted or overpowering.

Indigo appears between blue and violet in a rainbow. Purple grapes and blueberries are indigo. The deep blue of dark denim blue jeans is indigo.

Indigo is a deep, purply blue with some indigos having more blue or more violet

 

So Greek2m!  Indigo /scarlet to best relax you and energize

So Greek2m!
Indigo /scarlet to best relax you and energize

So real indigo , with sooo much sea, sky , and greens ! That’s so greek2m!

We chose the indigo to best relax you, and scarlet orange to keep you energized let you mark on your memory the greek2m “hot points”

All this was chosen by instinct, as better to reflex you the sunny calmness that Greece, subconsciously reflects to Greeks’ and foreigners’ brains

Connection With Nature:

Blue is calming. It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue.

A natural color, from the blue of the sky, it is a universal color. Its cool, calming effect makes time pass more quickly and it can help you sleep. It’s a good color for bedrooms. However, too much blue could dampen spirits.

Culture and Symbolism: the blue

In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away.

Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the power suit of the corporate world and the uniforms of many police officers. Long considered a corporate color, blue, especially medium and darker shades, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.

A universal favorite of men and women and businesses, blue is friendly, authoritative, peaceful, and trustworthy.

Shades of Blue: These words are synonymous with or represent various shades of the color blue: azure, baby blue, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, cornflower blue, corporate blue, cyan, indigo, midnight blue, navy, Prussian blue, robin’s egg blue, royal, sapphire, sky blue, slate, steel blue.

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By its content,  also, as well, Greek 2m Travel , is connecting you to your creative cognition. This is why

A study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology found that multicultural experiences share a direct connection with creative cognition.

So explore a new country, a new state or simply a new neighborhood to open your eyes as well as your mind, is what science recommends.

To find more reasons why Greek to me is created to keep your mood up, go to our

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Why Greek2m is happy Page on greek2m.org

 

Article sources: desctoppub, about.com. Huffington Post, greek2m.org

 

 

NERIT Resignations Suggest Press Manipulation | GreekReporter.com

two governmental top resignations from the governmental Greek National Channel, September 12, 2014

NERIT Resignations Suggest Press Manipulation | GreekReporter.com.

E-banking users warning announced in Greece by the Cyber Crime Unit

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What looks like a genuine invoice from their lender is what the bank customers’ receive via-e-mails, being invited to click on a link in the e-mail, which installs the  EMOTET virus. the Greek Cyber-Crime Administration announced on June 30, 2014, warning e-banking users to protect themselves against a new computer virus that helps criminals steal their details.

 

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This way,  criminals are allowed to bypass secure connections when bank customers log on for e-banking services.

The Greek cyber crime unit by its warning announced to e-bank users that the new Banking Malware breaks through security systems,and is able to “read” the personal data not only of the specific user who is attacked, but also of his connections.

More specifically, the new malware is able to acquire access data to online banking, including usernames and passwords, and can collect user network traffic data (sniff network traffic), thus obtaining the personal data of other users connected to the specific user.

This software called EMOTET spreads rapidly via e-mails, the Greek Cyber Crime Administration said.

A user receives an e-mail, which is supposed to inform him or her of some money transfer to his or her bank account and which contains a link for more information regarding this transfer. By clicking on the link, the user starts the installation of the malicious software, being unaware of this.

The software is even able to break through the secure HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connection, exposing access to online banking data to severe dangers.

The Greek cyber crime unit advises those citizens who have received e-mail messages with similar content neither to open the links nor to download the files in the e-mail.

In all cases, users are advised to liaise with, and consult, their bank in order to confirm the reliability of the online message before proceeding to the next action.

If a user clicks on a link in such an e-mail, which is confirmed to be a spam, it is recommended to reinstall the entire operation system.

Greek2m! Stay connected, 24/7

Visit our Greek2m Cyber Safety page on http://www.greek2m.org/keep-cyber-safe

 

 

Whoever wants to find out more, can contact the police via the

following e-mails:

ccu@cybercrimeunit.gov.gr,

11012@hellenicpolice.gr

Doing more only to do less – do we glorify busy?

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Stop the glorification of busy.My friend Gavin was telling me about a conversation he had with some Dutch colleagues. Gavin, and his compadre Georgina, find that the sheer volume of work they are confronted with on a weekly basis is just un-doable within the confines of a normal 8-hour work day. So they regularly put in 10-hour days at the office. And another couple of hours at home picking up emails. This causes all sorts of problems: they’re tired all the time, their spouses feel ignored, they don’t want to go out at night or over the weekend and they lose touch with friends.

Hmmfff…”, said their pals, “In Holland, if you were to work like that we would think you were not coping.”

“Am I”, he wondered, “not coping? Or am I doing more than I should? And if I am doing more than I should –  what should I stop doing? And…

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Are You Taking Massive Action or Passive Action?

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My friend and mentor, Brooke Castillo, has often spoken about taking “massive action.” Her definition of massive action is taking action until you get the results you want.

Well, as a part-time writer with many projects in the works, I feel like I don’t see results very often—but I realize that depends on what results I’m looking for.

If the result I’m looking for is to finish my novel, I’m definitely not there yet. But if my result is to write for 15 minutes every day, then I’m seeing the result I want.

Even though 15 minutes a day (my minimum) doesn’t seem like much, it keeps the momentum going and I often write for much more than that. I’ve noticed if I start skipping days the days can turn into weeks very quickly.

So writing for at least 15 minutes a day is “massive action” for me right now.

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“If this is a deterioration in my brain, then more, please.”

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Blogging hasn’t been around for that long, historically speaking, but it’s already transformed the way writers seek and find their audience and become members of larger communities.

Here’s Andrew Sullivan, one of the blogosphere’s earliest — and most successful — citizens, weighing in (back in 2010) on writing, interaction, and striking a balance between different modes of expression:

I’m a writer by profession and it’s totally clear to me that since I started blogging, the amount I write has increased exponentially, my daily interactions with the views of others have never been so frequent, the diversity of voices I engage with is far higher than in the pre-Internet age — and all this has helped me become more modest as a thinker, more open to error, less fixated on what I do know, and more respectful of what I don’t. If this is a deterioration in my brain, then…

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The Rebirth of Journalism

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In a post on Medium, professor Clay Shirky says it is last call for printed newspapers.

“My friend +Jay Rosen  writes about the media’s “production of innocence” — when covering a contentious issue, they must signal to the readers “We have no idea who’s right.” Among the small pool of journalists reporting on their own industry, there is a related task, the production of ignorance. When the press writes about the current dislocations, they must insist that no one knows what will happen. This pattern shows up whenever the media covers itself. When the Tribune Company recently got rid of their newspapers, the New York Times ran the story under a headline “The Tribune Company’s publishing unit is being spun off, as the future of print remains unclear.”

newspaper-ad-revenueThe future of print remains what? Try to imagine a world where the future of print is unclear: Maybe 25 year…

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