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  • 20 million year-old fossilized tree found on the island of Lesvos

    04/05/2021 12:44:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | February 2021 | unattributed
    A large fossilized tree 20-million-years-old, preserved intact with its branches and roots, was found on the Greek island of Lesvos.It is considered an extremely rare find, as it is the first time since 1995 when excavations began in the area of Western Lesvos by the Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos, where a fossilized tree with its branches has been located.The tree is about 19 meters long, and is said to have been preserved due to the thick layer of volcanic ash that covered it after it fell.“It is a unique find,” Professor Nikos Zouros said,...
  • Fire breaks out at Greece's overcrowded Moria refugee camp

    09/08/2020 6:56:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 8, 2020 8:33 PM | Elias Marcou and Giorgos Moutafis
    Fire broke out at Greece’s overcrowded migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos in early hours of Wednesday, fire brigade officials said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, with fires burning both inside and outside the facility, a fire brigade official said. A police official said that migrants were being taken to safety. People were seen leaving the camp, carrying their luggage in their hands, Reuters witnesses said. […] Lesbos, which lies just off the Turkish coast, was on the front line of a massive movement of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2015-2016. Due...
  • Lesbos: 'We want our island back'

    01/25/2020 1:00:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.25.2020 | Max Zander
    Mytilini is normally just a small, sleepy town, but today it’s thronged with people. The town center is a sea of white and blue — the colors of the Greek national flag. More than 9,000 people have followed a summons by the local governor, Konstantinos Moutzouris, and have come from all over Lesbos to Mytilini to protest against the Greek government’s migration policy. It’s the biggest protest in the island’s history. The road around the little harbor is packed with people of all ages. They’re joining forces to make their voices heard and do something about the situation on their...
  • Brussels calls on Germany to take children from Greek migrant camps

    12/24/2019 8:00:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2019 | Alistair Walsh (with DPA)
    The European Commission urged Germany late Monday to accept children from overcrowded migrant camps in Greece. “The Commission is concerned about the difficult situation for unaccompanied minors on the ground in Greece and remains in close contact with the Greek authorities, notably as concerns the situation on the heavily overcrowded islands and the very challenging situation in the hotspots,” a spokesman told DPA news agency. “In particular as regards the more than 5,000 unaccompanied minors, the Commission has repeatedly called upon the member states to continue relocating from Greece on a voluntary basis, with funds provided by the Commission,” the...
  • Greece's immigration situation accelerates as the rest of Europe watches

    09/08/2019 7:15:20 PM PDT · by LucyT · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8th 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The following is a first-person report of refugees trying to flee to Greece. It’s 10 p.m. at night and we’re boarding a Greek Coast Guard vessel on the island of Lesvos. The captain assures us we will pick up 150 Muslim refugees in the Aegean Sea tonight. It’s an every night occurrence and part of an underreported illegal immigration and refugee crisis in Europe. They come from places like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa. Many Americans heard about Europe’s huge influx of refugees in 2015 and 2016. But they may not have heard the rest of the story, which Full...
  • Large cross on Lesbos leveled to the ground because it could be 'offensive to Muslim migrants'

    10/11/2018 8:02:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 46 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 11 October 2018
    The ancient mythical Greek island of Lesbos is today better known as anchorage ground for human traffickers and the problems and conflicts that have arisen in connection with the boat traffic. It is now reported that a large cross monument on the Greek Orthodox Christian island has been levelled to the ground. This after a group claiming to promote intercultural coexistence argued that the cross could be perceived as offensive to the predominantly Muslim boat migrants. The cross monument was built on the cliffs of Apellia, beneath the castle of Mytilene, in memory of people who have died in the...
  • SUV carrying family appears to have been intentionally driven off California cliff, police say

    04/02/2018 5:14:53 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/2/18 | Kristine Phillips, Kevin Sullivan and Marwa Eltagouri
    The family’s mixed races have fueled suspicion and anger about the crash, reflected in hundreds of comments left on Facebook postings mourning the family. Many of the comments questioned the motives of white women who adopted black children. Meanwhile, those who knew the Harts described them as inspiring and devoted parents who had been unfairly subjected to criticism and assumptions about their motives for adopting the children. Friends also said that the couple tried to keep their children insulated from death threats and hateful emails prompted by the viral picture of Devonte.
  • Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda

    02/26/2017 2:22:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2017 4:59 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $400,000 studying transwomen in Uganda. A new grant worth $163,996 was awarded just six days into the Trump administration, continuing a project that was initially awarded in April 2016.
  • Poll: Public Opposes Progressives’ Federal Transgender Rule by 2 to 1

    02/26/2017 4:48:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 25, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Only 28 percent of Americans support former President Barack Obama’s pro-transgender claim that the federal government should decide bathroom policies in elementary and secondary schools, says a new poll by Rasmussen Reports.
  • Border Staff Flee Greek Island After Migrants Riot

    11/23/2016 1:50:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | November 23, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    European border officials are being pulled out of Greek islands over concerns for their safety, following a spate of riots and violence by migrants. Since March, migrants arriving on the Greek islands have been prevented from moving on to the mainland as the European Union (EU) hopes to return at least some of them to Turkey. But due to growing frustrated at the delay, the migrants have taken to burning down their accommodation and rioting, the Daily Mail has reported. As a result, Belgium has taken the decision to withdraw its staff from the islands, fearing for their safety. Belgium’s...
  • Four Pakistani teenagers are arrested after being accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old boy (TR)

    09/29/2016 8:18:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of gang-rape They are accused of attacking a fellow Pakistani teenager at Lesbos campThe group also face pornography charges for allegedly filming the attack Some 5,000 people are currently living at the Moira migrant camp in Lesbos Four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old boy in a Greek migrant camp and recording it on their mobile phones. The 16 and 17-year-olds were detained at the Moira camp on the island of Lesbos on Sunday and now face felony rape and child pornography charges. The four are accused of...
  • Pope Francis Abandons Christian Syrian Refugees, Takes Only Muslims To Vatican Instead

    04/24/2016 10:36:52 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 23, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    POPE FRANCIS ABANDONS CHRISTIAN SYRIAN REFUGEES, TAKES ONLY MUSLIMS TO VATICAN INSTEAD Spokesman Massimiliano Signifredi called the incident 'regrettable' - adding: 'The problem here is the three Syrians arrived after the March 20 deadline. They arrived just after the agreement between the European Union and Turkey. Mr Signifredi said: 'Our staff went to Lesbos and spoke with the people who were selected. But everything was decided by the Vatican. CHRISTIAN BROTHER AND SISTER REFUGEES FROM SYRIA SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ‘LET DOWN’ BY POPE FRANCIS AFTER HE LEFT THEM BEHIND IN A LESBOS REFUGEE CAMP DESPITE PROMISES THEY WOULD BE...
  • Pope Francis Takes 12 Syrian Refugees Back From Greek Island

    04/16/2016 11:55:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04/16/2015 | F. BRINLEY BRUTON
    Three Syrian refugee families flew to the Vatican with Pope Francis on Saturday following the pontiff's brief but provocative visit to a Greek island at the center of the European migrant crisis. "The Pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children," the Vatican said in a statement after the pope's plane took off from Lesbos, Greece. His trip to Lesbos was aimed at thanking the Greek people for welcoming refugees and to meet with migrants as the European...
  • Pope Francis takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

    04/16/2016 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/2016 | BBC
    Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The three families boarded the papal jet as the pontiff departed following his trip......
  • Pope, Ecumenical Patriarch and Greek Church head to visit refugees on Lesbos

    04/06/2016 2:56:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 50 replies
    The Sofia Globe ^ | 04-06-2016 | Staff
    Plans are for Roman Catholic church head Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomeos and the head of the Greek Church, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Hieronymus, together to visit refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos. This emerged after a meeting on April 5 of the Holy Synod, the governing body of the Church of Greece, over which Hieronymus presided. Hieronymus told the Synod that Pope Francis had expressed a desire to visit Greece, to build awareness among the international community of the need for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the wider Mediterranean area and in the Middle East...
  • 'Our eyes connected and I thought "Wow"': Abedin gushes about presidential hopeful

    04/05/2016 5:43:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/2016 | Chris Spargo
    Huma Abedin spoke about her boss Hillary Clinton and the moment the two first met in a recent interview. 'She walked by and she shook my hand and our eyes connected and I just remember having this moment where I thought; "Wow,"' said Abedin The top Clinton aide also revealed that she is terrified about her boss' emails which are being released by the State Department. The FBI is investigating Clinton's use of a private email address and server while serving as Secretary of State. Abedin said she has not read any of the emails and would be 'mortified' if...
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. “Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • Migrant crisis: Greece acts over Lesbos 'explosion' fears

    09/13/2015 6:31:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 9, 2015
    The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos. A processing centre has been also set up on an abandoned football ground to help the migrants to get to Athens. A Greek minister said on Monday Lesbos was "on the verge of an explosion.
  • Lesbos Proves Muslim Immigrants are not the Innocent Victims the Media has Portrayed

    09/11/2015 4:29:53 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/10/2015 | Michael Ware
    With pictures of sad faces and the images of a young boy's body washing up on shore, we are told the terror of the plight of Muslim immigrants seeking to escape ISIS. If we listen to these narratives, we would think that these people simply want a chance at a better life. They are so desperate to escape the violence and fascism of ISIS that they will chance even their lives and the lives of their families to try and get to Europe. But this narrative is being strained as violence erupts on the Greek Island of Lesbos. Breitbart reports:...
  • GREECE: In desperation INHABITANTS OF LESVOS shout: "What do you want us to die?" [VIDEO]

    INTERNAL SECURITY In desperation INHABITANTS OF LESVOS shouting: "What do you want us to die?" The "illegal" is now armed: They smashed windows and grabbed from butcher store cleavers, knives and Hajar! The situation in Mytilini mostly shows beyond any limit with illegal immigrants they even threaten the very life of the people that they themselves describe as helping them. Angry residents reveal that illegal immigrants are now armed with knives, Hajar, axes as yesterday broke into big butcher in the region of Moria and took only the tools of the work of butchers. At the same time as themselves...