Voices from Russia

Saturday, 8 September 2012

8 September 2012. Here is a Consequence of Voting for Right-Wing Phantasms

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Why are the Greek Paralympians starved of funds? It’s so that lazy and porcine “investors” in their McMansions can be spared any of the pain of the current economic meltdown. It’s easier to kick the Paralympians full-force in the face than it it is for politicians to face off against the rich. In fact, that’s why the Greek public’s fed up with PASOK… it’s lost most of its cred by sucking up to the banksters. ND is trying desperately to hold together an oligarch-friendly government, but it’s a losing cause, they may have less than a year.

The spectre of SYRIZA is haunting the affluent effluent of Greece. They’re scared… they’re terrified of what’ll happen under a true Leftist government. I’ll simply say this… we can support the Paralympians or we can support the lazy McMansion filth. For me, that’s not a hard choice…

THIS is why you must vote for the Prez on 6 November… a vote for Willy is a vote to kick every ordinary person in the teeth for the benefit of the Perfumed Princes of this country. Is that what you want?

BMD

Thursday, 6 September 2012

6 September 2012. Greece Picking Up Medals at Paralympics… With NO Help From the Greek Rightwingers…

Paschalis Stathelakos, winner of the bronze in the shot-put and silver in the discus (image from the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing)

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Aristidis Makrodimitris, silver-medallist swimmer

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Team Greece‘s London 2012 Paralympic medal tally is up to eight after Aristidis Makrodimitris and Paschalis Stathelakos earned their second medals. On Wednesday, swimmer Makrodimitris finished second in the 50-metre backstroke S2 final to claim silver with a time of 1:04.71. On Thursday, Stathelakos added a bronze medal in shot-put F40, in addition to his silver in discus F40, with his best shot at 12.78 metres. In a statement he made later, Stathelakos said that he and his teammates in the national Paralympic squad felt that the Greek state abandoned them, “which explains the drop in the medals tally in this Paralympics”, he said, adding that, without state support, Greece might not be represented in the next Paralympics at all.

6 September 2012

George Georgakopoulos

Kathimerini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite5_1_06/09/2012_460055

Editor’s Note:

What makes my blood boil is that the Greek state cut funding for the Paralympians to keep tax rates on the parasite McMansion filth low. The present Greek government is moving towards a “no confidence” vote… and there’ll be new elections. SYRIZA’s in the wings… with a populist programme in hand. Trust me, the McMansion scummers who’re partying now will get it good from SYRIZA… they’ll make ‘em pay up, and if the thieves try fleeing to America with their loot, the Greek government will treat ‘em the same way the Russians treated Khodorkovsky.

THIS is what the rightwing wants… it wants to cut everything helping ordinary people so that the rich can party on, unhindered. I don’t think that I’m alone in hating and opposing that. The Greek Paralympians are more deserving of our money than any crapitalist “investor” or “owner” is… infinitely so…

BMD

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

5 September 2012. Greek Paralympians Bring Home the Bacon, Too

Powerlifter Pavlos Mamalos

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Powerlifter Pavlos Mamalos after winning the bronze in the 90 kilos (198 pounds) competition

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Paschalis Stathelakos won the silver in the men’s discus throw

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Grigorios Polychronidis of the boccia team during the mixed-pairs competition

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Gold-medallist mixed-pairs boccia team of Maria-Eleni Kordali, Nikolaos Pananos, and Grigorios Polychronidis

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Haralambos Taiganidis won bronze for Greece in the men’s 100-metre backstroke S13

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Bronze-medallists Aristidis Makrodimitris, Alexandra Dimoglou, and Haralambos Taiganidis

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Alexandra Dimoglou in the women’s 400-metre race

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Swimmers Aristidis Makrodimitris and Haralambos Taiganidis won Greece’s first medals in the 2012 Paralympic Games, with Alexandra Dimoglou following suit in track and field. Makrodimitris earned bronze after finishing third in the 100-metre freestyle S2 final on Monday, clocking 2:21.04. A few hours later, Taiganidis added a second bronze medal by claiming the third spot in the final of 100-metre backstroke S13. Then, Dimoglou finished third in 400-metre T13 with a new personal best of 56.91 seconds. Team Greece at London’s Paralympic Games has 61 athletes.

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On Tuesday, Greece secured its first gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games; the national boccia team in the BC3 category beat Portugal in the final with a 4-1 score. The Greek team consisted of veteran Grigoris Polychronidis as well as Nikos Pananos and Eleni Kordali. Also on Tuesday, Paschalis Stathelakos grabbed Greece’s first silver medal as he ended up second in the final of discus F40, with a European record of 44.11 metres. Pavlos Mamalos earned bronze in powerlifting after finishing third in the 90 kilo category with a lift of 232 kilos (512 pounds). This was Greece’s fourth bronze at the London Paralympics.

4 September 2012

George Georgakopoulos

Katherimini

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite5_1_03/09/2012_459540

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite5_1_04/09/2012_459742

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