«Όχι» στη Χρυσή Αυγή και στον ρατσισμό λένε εννέα Μητροπολίτες

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Ο ένας μετά τον άλλο οι Μητροπολίτες παίρνουν θέση κατά της ακροδεξιάς Χρυσής Αυγής δηλώνοντας ότι ο ρατσισμός, η βία και η ξενοφοβία που καλλιεργεί δεν ταιριάζουν με τη διδασκαλία του Χριστού.

Τον χορό άνοιξε την προηγούμενη ο Μητροπολίτης Σιατίστης Παύλος, αντιδρώντας στις προκλήσεις των στελεχών και των οπαδών του Νίκου Μιχαλολιάκου, για να τον ακολουθήσουν τουλάχιστον οκτώ ακόμα Μητροπολίτες με δηλώσεις τους στην εφημερίδα «Ελεύθερος Τύπος της Κυριακής».

Ο Μητροπολίτης Παύλος λέει ξεκάθαρα πως «όποιος τάσσεται στο πλευρό της Χρυσής Αυγής δεν μπορεί να είναι Χριστιανός» και υπενθυμίζει πως «η αδιαφορία του μέσου Γερμανού οδήγησε τον Χίτλερ στην εξουσία».

Να αφήσουν την Εκκλησία και τον Χριστό ήσυχους, καλεί τους χρυσαυγίτες αλλά και όσους δημιούργησαν το πρόβλημα με τη λαθρομετανάστευση ο Μητροπολίτης Κορίνθου Διονύσιος, που τονίζει πως «η Εκκλησία δεν μπορεί να είναι εναντίον των μεταναστών και των ξένων». «Δεν θα παίξουμε το παιχνίδι κανενός. Ουτε δεξιόστροφο ούτε αριστερόστροφο. Τα άκρα δεν ωφελούν» επισημαίνει.

«Οι πρακτικές βίας είναι κατακριτέες» τονίζει ο Μεσσηνίας Χρυσόστομος, τονίζοντας ότι ο ρατσισμός και το μίσος δεν έχουν καμία σχέση με τη διδασκαλία του Χριστού».

Κατά της Χρυσής Αυγής τάσσεται και ο Μητροπολίτης Θεσσαλονίκης Άνθιμος, ο οποίος σημειώνει πως δεν συμφωνεί με την άποψη ότι μια μερίδα πολιτών μπορεί να υποκαθιστά το κράτος. «Ούτε δέχομαι τις βάναυσες συμπεριφορές απέναντι στους μετανάστες» λέει και υπογραμμίζει πως όταν κάποιοι ακραίοι τον ρώτησαν γιατί ταΐζει τους μετανάστς, τους απάντησε ότι «είναι εντολή του Ευαγγελίου». «Η πίστη ανήκει σε όλο το γένος των Ελλήνων», καταλήγει.

Στο ίδιο μήκος κύματος και ο Μητροπολίτης Δημητριάδος Ιγνάτιος, που επισημαίνει πως «ο Χριστός δεν διαχώριζε ανάλογα με το χρώμα, το φύλο, την εθνικότητα ή την θρησκεία».

«Δεν μπορούμε να ρίχνουμε τους μετανάστες που εισέρχονται στην χώρα μας στον Καιάδα» υποστηρίζει και ο Μητροπολίτης Δωδώνης Χρυσόστομος, και τονίζει ότι «δεν μπορούμε να συμπεριφερόμαστε στους ξένους σαν είναι κτήνη. Άνθρωποι είναι ανεξάρτητα των πιστεύω τους».

«Η Εκκλησία είναι κατά του ρατσισμού και της βίας» δηλώνει και ο Μητροπολίτης Ναυπάκτου Ιερόθεος. «Είμαστε υπέρ της αγάπης, της πίστης και της ενότητας της κοινωνίας» λέει και υπογραμμίζει πως αρμόδια αρχή για την λαθρομετανάστευση είναι μόνο το ίδιο το Κράτος και η Πολιτεία.

«Όλοι οι άνθρωποι είναι αδέλφια μας» σημειώνει και ο Μητροπολίτης Φθιώτιδος Νικόλαος, τονίζοντας ότι δεν συμφωνεί με τα κόμματα, όπως η Χρυσή Αυγή, που δεν ασπάζονται την χριστιανική πίστη. «Πρέπει να φερόμεθα ως Χριστιανοί. Τα άκρα δεν ωφελούν» δηλώνει και υπογραμμίζει πως με το να βρίσκονται οι μετανάστες «στο δρόμο ή να ζουν σε άθλιες συνθήκες σε σπίτια-τρώγλες, τους καταδικάζουν».

Λιγότερη φασαρία για τη Χρυσή Αυγή και περισσότερη δουλειά, ζητά ο Μητροπολίτης Χαλκίδας Χρυσόστομος, τονίζοντας ότι «είμαστε όλοι παιδιά του Θεού» ενώ μιλά για διαφήμιση της Χρυσής Αυγής από τα ΜΜΕ.

The smartest person in the world is a 36 year old Greek psychologist

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IQ is a problematic measure of intelligence. Many have never been tested, while others have taken the test many times to improve their scores. Still, psychologists consider it the best measurement of intelligence out there.

So who has the highest score?

The World Genius Directory, created by Dr. Jason Betts, is a fluid list of the world’s top mind compiled from certified IQ tests sent in by listees. Betts says his site is the definitive ranking.

“Other [IQ] websites had existed, and some still do, but they are based and limited by local constraints, for example, written in Spanish, for Europeans only, only accept their friends’ tests, and so on,” Betts told us in an email. The directory “has no preferences nor bias, except test quality.”

The average score on an IQ test is 100. Most people fall within the 85 to 114 range. Any score over 140 is considered a high IQ. A score over 160 is considered a genius IQ.

If you’re wondering, Betts includes himself on the directory. His IQ is 168.

16. Ivan Ivec has an IQ of 169

Nationality: Croatian

Ivec specializes in high end IQ tests, competitions and statistics. He’s a member of Croatia’s MENSA and teaches advanced mathematics.

Ivec has puzzle competitions and other tests of academic strength on his website.

15. Gaetano Morelli has an IQ of 169

Nationality: Italian

Gaetano, called “Tany” for short, is an engineer at an Italian firm and the author of a book about Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

He’s a member of at least 20 high IQ societies and founded his own, the STHIQ.

His hobbies include bridge, chess and fishing.

14. Jorge del Fresno Viejo has an IQ of 170

Nationality: Spain

Jorge is a member of several IQ societies including Morelli’s STHIQ society, the Universal Genius Society and Epida.

13. Mick Dempsey has an IQ of 171

Nationality: British

Dempsey has a degree in forensic psychology from London Metropolitan University. He is a youth support worker at Hertfordshire County Council, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Dempsey also enjoys jazz, Faulkner, the Everton soccer club and films including Pulp Fiction, according to his Facebook page.

12. Marc Nydegger has an IQ 171

Nationality: Swiss

The 20-year-old prodigy from Fribourg, Switzerland is a scientist and video game designer, according to his profile at Hall of the Ancients.

The profile says his favorite food is “knowledge” and his favorite drink is “intelligence.”

11. Santanu Sengupta has an IQ of 174

Nationality: Indian

Sengupta holds an an MBA and bachelor’s in Aerospace engineering.

When he’s not working the equity property desk for a financial services firm, the 34-year-old enjoys traveling, stimulating discussions, solving puzzles and good food. Sengupta’s favorite drink, by the way, is vodka.

10. Vedran Glisic has an IQ of 175

Nationality: Bosnian

Gilsic, who hails from Bosnia and Herzegovinia, enjoys experimental music, mathematics and chess compositions.

You can check out some his own mixes on ReverbNation.

9. Peter Rodgers has an IQ of 175

Nationality: Australian

The 58-year-old author, physicist and poet has written more than 3,000 poems and published books on emotion, schizophrenia and Albert Einstein.

Rodgers, who earned his bachelor’s in Mathematics at the University of Queensland, suffers from dyslexia and epilepsy, but still managed to do well in school.

The poetic genius also hosts his own YouTube channel where he posts creative videos of his poems, music and information on his books.

8. Tadayuki Konno has an IQ of 176

Nationality: Japanese

Konno, 39, currently lives in Sakata-shi, Yamagata, Japan. The self-described visionary lists his hobbies on his Facebook page as “making kaibun (Japanese Palindrome), listening to music, watching movies, reading manga comics and novels.”

He is a member of the Mysterium Society and the HELLIQ Society.

7. Lee HanKyung has an IQ of 177

Nationality: South Korean

Lee Hankyung, from Daejon, South Korea, is currently a medical student. The 27-year-old is a member of at least five high IQ societies, including Mensa Korea and OLYMPIQ High IQ Society.

6. Tim Roberts has an IQ of 178

Nationality: Australian

Roberts is a professor and the head of the computer science department at Central Queensland University in Australia. His favorite subjects to teach include operating systems, artificial intelligence, and programming.

Before turning to teaching, Roberts worked as a software consultant.

5. Patrick Zimmerschied has an IQ of 178

Nationality: German

The 30-year-old currently studies philosophy and political science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, after dropping out of school at age 18.

He has written books and enjoys writing poetry in his spare time.

4. Kenneth Ferrell has an IQ of 190

Nationality: American

Ferrell is a practicing physician in Charlotte, N.C. He is a member of various elite IQ societies, including the Epimethius Society and the Order of Imhotep.

The 52-year-old told us that “IQ tests” have become a fun hobby for him over the last five years and he even created verbal and numerical IQ tests of his own: QUINTIQ and 12354.

3. Mislav Predavec has an IQ of 192

Nationality: Croatian

Currently a math professor in Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, the 45-year-old is also an owner and director of a small trade company.

Predavec is the founder and president of the elite GenerIQ society, which lists Ivec and Ferrell as members.

His Facebook page mentions that he liked Pink Floyd, Mafia Wars, Leonardo Di Vinci and Gloria magazine.

2. Rick Rosner has an IQ of 192

Nationality: American

The world’s second smartest man is one of the more colorful characters on the list. He has written for various TV shows, was a contestant on “Who Want To Be A Millionaire,” and spent many years as a bar bouncer, stripper and nude model.

The 54-year-old, who currently lives in Los Angeles, recently told The Daily that he sometimes stays up 20 hours a day to finish IQ tests in a bid to knock his Greek competitor out of the top spot.

1. Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis has an IQ of 198

Nationality: Greek

The smartest man in the world is a Greek psychiatrist who also holds degrees in philosophy, medical research technology and psychopharmacology.

Katsioulis, 36, also enjoys painting, swimming and traveling.

Billionaires And Former Billionaires Who Have Spent Time Behind Bars

Source: Forbes

On Friday morning, Italian billionaire Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison. He has two chances to appeal and seems likely to figure his way out of this predicament, but if all that fails he may end up behind bars, despite all of his wealth –he’s currently worth slightly more than $5 billion — and (dwindling) power.
Unfortunately, he’ll have plenty of company from other billionaires and former billionaires who have spent time behind bars, several of whom are currently serving out sentences. While some of the stays have been quit short – Detroit billionaire Manny Maroun spent one night in jail in January for obstructing the law – others have not been so lucky. Chinese entrepreneur Wong Kwong Yu was sent to jail for 14 years, though his sentence was apparently reduced recently. Former Russian billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been in prison for nearly a decade, despite repeated and ongoing efforts to get his conviction for money laundering overturned. Texan Allan Stanford –another former billionaire — was convicted of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme and sentenced in June to 11o years in jail.
There are still others who face a similar fate. Hong Kong real estate tycoons, Thomas and Raymond Kwok, were charged in July with conspiracy to offer “advantages to a public servant and misconduct in public office,” according to a Reuters report at the time. For now, they are out on bail. Another case pending is that of SC Johnson billionaire heir Curt Johnson, who was charged with the repeated sexual assault of a child (later revealed to be his stepdaughter) in March of 2011.
Below is a list of current and former billionaires who have spent time in prison.

Behind Bars
Wong Kwong Yu
A high school dropout who made a fortune in electronics retailing, he was once one of China’s most celebrated and wealthiest entrepreneurs. He was the nation’s richest person in 2006. Two years later, he was detained and sentenced in 2010 to 14 years in prison sentence for bribery, insider trading and stock manipulation. Now in jail, he remains a billionaire, though his fortune has taken a hit along with the shares of Gome Electrical Appliances, the retailer he founded, which lost $78 million on sales of $3.6 billion in the first six months of 2012.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev
Once the richest person in Russia, worth $15 billion and ranked no. 15 in the world, Khodorkovsky, the former head of Yukos Oil, and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, have been behind bars since 2003. That’s when the two men were arrested and later convicted on fraud charges and tax evasion. They were supposed to be released in 2011 but instead were convicted a second time in December 2010 of embezzling more than 200 million tons of oil and laundering the proceeds, adding six more years onto their time in the slammer. Many believe that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his supporters orchestrated the rulings to keep Khodorkovsky, a potential political foe, locked up.

Allen Stanford
Former billionaire financier was convicted of running an estimated $7 billion Ponzi scheme and sentenced in June to 110 years in prison. He’s been in jail since 2009.

Raj Rajaratnam
Former hedge fund billionaire, Rajaratnam, who once ran the Galleon Group, was found guilty of 14 counts of fraud in what’s been called the biggest insider trading ring of all time. He was later sentenced to 11 years in prison and fined $10 million, apparently the longest prison sentence for insider trading. He has been at a federal prison in Massachusetts since last December.

Alfred Taubman
Mall tycoon and former Sotheby’s chairman spent nine months in jail in 2004 for allegedly rigging art auctions. He insisted he was innocent and published a book in 2007 outlining his road to becoming a billionaire and describing his time in prison. He has since moved on. Last year, the mall mogul pledged $56 million to the University of Michigan and is now the largest donor in the school’s history, having given $142 million. In all he has given more than $250 million to charity, including $26 million to Detroit-area schools.

Michael Milken
Milken made his billions in leveraged buyouts in the 1980′s, only to be sent to prison in 1989. He pleaded guilty to securities fraud after the government agreed to drop criminal charges against his younger brother, Lowell, and then served 22 months. The one-time Drexel Burnham Lambert executive has charted an entirely different course ever since and is a well known philanthropist.

Chey Tae-Won
Chairman of SK Group, South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate by assets; he spent seven months in jail in 2003 for accounting fraud, returned to helm after release, then was pardoned in 2008. Two other Korean billionaires have had run-ins with the law. Hyundai Motor’s Chung Mong-Koo was convicted of fraud but granted a presidential pardon in 2008. Lee Kun-Hee, chairman of Samsung Electronics, was convicted of tax evasion in 2009 but also granted a pardon in December 2011.

Top 25 Worst Passwords Revealed

Source: ABCNews

The website SplashData recently released its list of the most popular Internet passwords for 2012.

Because these passwords are the most common, they’re also the most vulnerable when it comes to digital security.

Topping the list was “password,” which was also the most popular password in 2011 – “123456? was runner-up, followed by the slightly more inventive “12345678.”

Other inspired entries included “qwerty,” “monkey,” “111111? and “password1.”

Here are the top 10 passwords and their positions relative to the 2011 rankings.

The full list is available here.

1. password (Unchanged)

2, 123456 (Unchanged)

3. 12345678 (Unchanged)

4. abc123 (Up 1)

5. qwerty (Down 1)

6. monkey (Unchanged)

7. letmein (Up 1)

8. dragon (Up 2)

9. 111111 (Up 3)

10. baseball (Up 1)

SplashData, a Los Gatos, Calif., company that provides apps for passwords, digital photos and more, compiled the rankings from examining millions of stolen passwords posted online by hackers.

High-profile websites that fell victim to such hacking last year included Yahoo, eHarmony and LinkedIn.

“Even though each year hacking tools get more sophisticated, thieves still tend to prefer easy targets,” said SplashData CEO Morgan Slain in a statement.

“Just a little bit more effort in choosing better passwords will go a long way toward making you safer online.”

To ensure digital security, SplashData recommends such precautions as adding numerals and underscores to passwords, and selecting different passwords for different websites.