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  1. Trump Presidency

    If you don't clap and praise the great leader, it's treason!
  2. Daily Team News [ 2017 ]

    You know, if Dimitris Y leaves the basketball club (as he's saying he will if the fans decide to stay in the Euroleague), he could come over and ....
  3. Daily Team News [ 2017 ]

    The PAO youth squad if very good, undefeated this year. It's very valuable to keep the academy going, but with no money to pay workers, trainers, etc, and with bad morale, things can go downhill easily. This is going to be another difficult week for the club. I think the key is not to have points taken away because everything hangs by a thread that can easily break... The financial situation is the sword of Damocles. If it doesn't fall, the club will finish the season at mid-table.
  4. Daily Team News [ 2017 ]

    My thoughts too. Not many people know this, but the club still has financial obligations since those days. Maybe this is where Alafouzos got the idea.... buy players, spend stupidly and without a long term plan and then pull out.
  5. PAO Cup Games 2017-2018

    1. I have no ties to Lamia, but I'm happy to see smaller teams advance. I had even suggested the cup be open only to teams finishing below 3-4th place in the league. This because the Greek league is so crappy when only 2-3 top teams win it almost all the time. Oly winning so many times in the last 10+ years show how the game is fixed. 2. Many people are to blame for PAO's condition. The organized fans have a lot of the blame in my opinion, but let's not forget it's the people at the helm who have been making the ultimate decisions how to run the club. The level of incompetence after the captain's tenure is astounding. The fans are the fans, same in all clubs, complaining and whatever. But look at the fortunes of the other big clubs.... they fell and rose due to their leadership, not the fans!
  6. Ai and Agi: Exciting Or Problematic?

    There will be a different species (if we survive) in a few thousand years. We're already replacing human body parts with mechanical/electronic parts. Brain diseases, like Alzheimer's, may be cured with a microchip implant. Same with eyes, ears, etc. The key is the mind, the intelligence of a person, the self identity. But, this is pliable, I think. You wouldn't know otherwise if you were born into a certain species (transhuman?) Many species have an average life span of 3 million years; we haven't done this yet. So, what would you choose if faced an extinction--your own or the species? Would you adapt or adopt the merging with machines? Would you choose to live in a virtual reality (in the ..Matrix) or opt for death?
  7. PAO Cup Games 2017-2018

    Yeah, that's why we were charitable allowing Lamia to advance in the cup competition. We are going to win every game from now on and get the title. I heard the found some Russian for a striker! Look, when 70-80% of the players are looking for another team, and when they're not getting paid, and when the future is uncertain, I'm amazed that the club isn't at the bottom of the league.
  8. Documentary Discussion Thread

    What? I bet the next thing you'll tell me is that Santa (Aghios Vassilis) was a fat Anglo, and that Jesus was pale white with blue eyes.
  9. Documentary Discussion Thread

    If the Norse god were portrayed by purple or green people, it wouldn't bother me a bit. I wouldn't take this as a history lesson either. If I cared enough, I'd read some reliable sources on Norse mythology and history. I meant "artistic license" would allow the creators to veer off historical facts and established culture. It really doesn't bother me. Granted many people learn history from the movies, but is shouldn't be the responsibility of the artist to educate them. Like any other expression, producing art isn't necessarily tasteful or ..non-arrogant. If the BBC billed this series as a historical piece, then BBC should be criticized. Please don't spray-paint the original Starry Night. But if you're so inclined to spray paint a ..copy, I may even buy it from you!
  10. Trump Presidency

    There are too many people who have worked for Trump in his campaign and later the White House who have said he's childish, ignorant, probably mentally unstable, and generally not qualified to be president. Of course, his defenders would say it's politics, but look how many people in very high positions have left after very brief time. Apparently he likes to fire people when his policies or ideas don't pan out. But let's not forget that he hired those "incompetent and mean" people to begin with. DJT: .. Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star... I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that! Like, nothing screams stable when you tweet in the middle of the night about "sloppy Joe," "little Marco," "lyin' Ted" and all the other childish insults... This is how children drink water (2 hands) The person who said would "drain the swamp" and hire the best, most terrific people!
  11. Another Mass Shooting in the US

    I'm all for "bare arms"..... in warmer climate of course, because these days, your arms would fall off in the frigid temperatures we're having in the northeast. Yeah, I find it amazing that there are so many people following the NRA, Alex Jones, etc. The conspiracy is not that the gov wants to take guns away but how the gun manufacturers and their political allies have managed to convince so many Americans that guns equal freedom.
  12. Documentary Discussion Thread

    First, George Orwell is one of my favorite authors. But, I would take issue with that statement. What does "Own understanding" mean? Should such statement stand if people's understanding of their own history is based on myth?* In the beginning, various groups and tribes felt "chosen" by God(s), and their "history" was based on this understanding. Secondly, what kind of destruction are we talking here when myths eventually are replaced by scientific facts? Many advanced societies have given up believing their ancient history. I don't think the Norse today are destroyed because they don't believe in Thor and Odin. Lastly, when it comes to artistic license, I don't think we have to stick to tradition, or history. Of course, this should not be presented as history or a documentary. I'm trying to advocate for such artistic freedom here. I'm tired of being told that myth (something without any scientific or scholarly evidence to back a story telling) should be fed to us as history. We just ended a holiday season seeped in such myth. Happy new year** to all. * I hear that there are some ..Macedonians who believe Alexander was a Slav. hmmm **when the new year starts is another arbitrary notion; it would make more sense if it was on the solstice or equinox just sayin'....
  13. PAO Cup Games 2017-2018

    After beating Platanias today, 2-0, we're unstoppable!
  14. Documentary Discussion Thread

    Though I wouldn't call this a documentary, but BBC has a new series, Troy: Fall of a City I was reading some Greek news sites and saw that many people expressed their outrage because Zeus, Achilles and Patroclus are portrayed by black actors. I don't have a problem with this, and I don't think it makes a difference to tell a story about events 2,000 4,000 years in the past. What do you think? EDIT: Correction.... it wasn't 2,000 years ago the Trojan war happened. Homer is believed that he wrote the Iliad about 8th century BCE and he may have been writing about something that happened in the 13th c. BCE. So, the story of that war could be 3,300+ years ago.
  15. Trump Presidency

    The two major pol parties lost nomination control in the 1970s and 80s when they opened up the nomination process to the public. Ever since, party leadership favors the candidate it thinks will be the stronger in the general elections, because this is really what they care about the most. The Dem party establishment of course wanted HRC and not a ..socialist independent (Bernie was not a Dem before the primaries) from a small state (Vermont). Looking back, I think most would agree Bernie could have beaten Trump, rather easily. Of course, it wasn't clear that Trump would have been the nominee when the primaries began... The Russians favored Trump and Wiki Leaks (in collusion with Russia) leaked damaging info on Dems and HRC. This steady drip eroded her credibility to the point that a ..stadium full of Dems (less than 100,000* combined in 3 states) decided to stay home on election day. The rest is history as they say... *an incredibly small number of voters given the 139 million who voted. HRC got 66 million and DT 63.
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