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December 25, 2010 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

Your Horoscope for 2011

Around this time of the year, for three years in a row, I have been offering my free yearly horoscope on my greek-language blog, and it has been a huge success. So, this year I decided to offer it in english, too.

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Click on your Zodiac to see your horoscope for 2011!

Aries (21 March – 20 April)
Taurus (21 April – 20 May)
Gemini (21 May – 21 June)
Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
Leo (23 July – 23 August)
Virgo (23 August – 22 September)
Libra (23 September – 23 October)
Scorpio (23 October – 22 November)
Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December)
Capricorn (22 December – 19 January)
Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
Pisces (19 February – 20 March)

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September 5, 2010 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

Führer vs. Atheist Movement

Today I present you the Führer at his best. He will put you in your place. He will stamp you out.

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November 24, 2009 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

House, M.D. on the religious

This is a quote from House M.D. season 4, episode 2 titled “The Right Stuff”.

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Feel free to copy.

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November 25, 2008 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

When an immigrant falls from the balcony

I translated the following article for Devious Diva.  It appeared on her blog as “Injustice“.  I am reproducing the text (after some editing by her) below.

From the newspaper Avgi published on the 11th of November

When an immigrant falls from the balcony

The employer of a hired worker pushed her off the second floor of her house according to the Greek chapter of the World March of Women and the Athens Feminist Center.

The 22 year old Ethiopian was taken half-dead to the Gennimatas hospital where she has been bedridden ever since. According to the report, the police has accepted the employer’s version of the story, namely that the girl fell from the second floor in order to escape her job and the deportation order against her. The girl was guarded by two police officers inside the hospital while she is still confined to bed.

The reporting parties stress that the husband of the employer is an officer of the Lebanon-based Consolidated Contractors International Company and that the company supported the aforementioned story.

The girl was working for 100 dollars per month which was not being given to her, while her travel documents had been illegally withheld from her. The report speaks of crime concealment.

The reporting parties demand that the girl not be removed from the hospital before her health is restored, that her deportation be canceled, that the employers responsible for pushing her off the balcony be punished and that she is financially compensated.

The weekly publication «Εποχή» mentioned the story, enriching it with more information:

The migrant who had been hired from Dubai as a nanny for the children of her employers, is hospitalised in poor condition in Gennimatas hospital and is guarded by police. Her name is Ali Zahira Mohamed. The company which employed the husband of the perpetrator has returned her passport which he had been holding illegally. The police, rather than protect the victim, have sided with the Palestinian perpetrators who, due to negligence, have managed to leave the country. The girl lives today thanks to the care of the Ethiopian community in Athens and Greek women.

Meanwhile a question to the Ministers of Interior and Health was tabled by SYRIZA M.P. Anna Filini. The MP notes the contradictions of the police who claim that she was arrested on the 15th of October (she was already hospitalised). They also allege that she had entered the country illegally (she had a valid visa) and say that she did not object to being deported (she is bedridden).

Anyone interested in communicating can contact Sonia Mitralia (sonia.mitralia@gmail.com) of World March of Women and Sisy Vovou (svovou@otenet.gr) of Feminist Center of Athens.

October 22, 2008 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

Happy 6012th anniversary of the creation of the universe!

Today we are celebrating the 6012th anniversary since God Almighty created the Universe.  According to James Ussher, (1581-1656), archbishop of Armagh (and of Ireland), the Universe was created on the 22nd of October of 4004 BC, at 6 o’clock in the evening.

The archbishop did not specify whether this was Jerusalem time or Greenwich time.

(And I guess it would not have made much sense to specify such a thing, because it would have involved such heretic notions as that of a spherical Earth revolving around its axis.)

In any case, there is one way, dictated by milenia of tradition, in which devout Christians can resolve the dispute of the precise timezone of the moment of Creation: they can divide themselves in several sects over the matter and wage war against each other.

As usual, whoever wins, was right.

Amen, Hallelujah!

July 18, 2008 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

One of the nicest TEDtalks I’ve seen

Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes

July 17, 2008 / Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος

Visiting Crete any time soon?

You might want to know that the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete (one of the largest in Greece) is closed for renovation.

You might also want to know that it will remain closed until 2010.

You might even be interested to know that the Greek government is trying to avoid advertising this fact very much, so as not to “discourage” tourists from visiting Crete during the next couple of years.

So, if you are into visiting museums, think twice about going to Crete until 2011.

Oh, and just to be on the safe side, make it until 2012, because, you know how things go in Greece: sometimes we say some work will take 2 years, but it might end up taking 3, and since the Government does not want to talk much about it, you can never know for sure what’s going on, right?

My source of information (in Greek): Το μουσείο του Ηρακλείου και το κράτος-κακοποιός…