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All posts by Demetrios Rhompotis

About Demetrios Rhompotis

Demetrios Rhompotis is Publishing Committee Chairman at NEO Magazine. E-mail: dondemetrio@neomagazine.com. Phone: (718) 554-0308
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    If Demetrios goes, the Patriarch should go too!

    A few years ago, a crisis erupted in the St. Irene “Monastery” in Astoria when the two bishops in charge, Paisios and Vikentios, started fighting and throwing mud at each other, employing some willing Greek American media...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • President Trump Hosts Celebration for Greek Independence at The White House

    by Demetrios Rhompotis For the 32nd consecutive year, the President of the United States met this year on March 22 at the White House with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America and Greek-American leaders to commemorate Greek...

    • Posted April 14, 2018
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    Turkey is the real threat not …FYROM!

    In anticipation of the rally in front of the United Nations for Macedonia’s name and sake, I will put on the table a name proposed by Greece’s top comedian George Mitsikostas. He said that we should call...

    • Posted March 11, 2018
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    Super Size Me! (Uncut & Uncensored)

    When it comes to cigars (and clarinets) size matters! Here, with a merciless and unapologetically humongous Cuban before Trump’s (and my doctor’s) embargo is reinstated… Have a beautiful and inspiring 2018! May all your …drinks come true!...

    • Posted January 14, 2018
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    “And so it’s Christmas …”

    It’s the time of the year when our readers express their support to this heroic project, well in its 13th year, by conveying their wishes to the community through its pages. Once more they are generous and...

    • Posted December 14, 2017
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    Calamos and Koudounis Lead the Way in Investing in Greece!

    A consortium led by two Greek Americans, John Calamos and John Koudounis, just made perhaps the biggest ever investment in Greece, buying the insurance sector of the National Bank and paving the way for more US investment...

    • Posted July 11, 2017
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    Christos Anesti!

    It’s true, this issue came out after the Sunday of Pascha but not after Pascha as some thought and pointed out in phone calls and emails. In the Greek Orthodox tradition Pascha lasts 40 days after the...

    • Posted April 22, 2017
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    All Is Quiet on the Western …Affront!

    Florida weather in New York this time of the year (it was 75 degrees yesterday) feels great but also out of tune with nature. Global warming is a fact and its consequences will be far from pleasant...

    • Posted March 17, 2017
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    By Royal Decree: Have a Beautiful New Year!

    I’m humbled (as you can see from the picture) by the outpouring of your support this time around! What you are holding is the biggest issue EVER in NEO’s 11 and a half years of history! I...

    • Posted December 30, 2016
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    It takes a crook to expose the crooks…

    If fits the surreal of this election that Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of representing the interests of billionaires and of Wall Street at the expense of the common man. It’s like Hillary accusing Donald of...

    • Posted October 27, 2016
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    Brexit in America

    I hope you all had a uneventful Labor Day and that you gave birth to new and fresh ideas! Due to space restrictions this time, I won’t expand on my summer adventures and impressions from Greece, a...

    • Posted September 13, 2016
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    The “Greater Albania”, the Greater the Stupidity!

    It’s especially disheartening when fascism and nationalism find ways to corrupt even sports! On the Soccer Zone USA page, along with the jerseys of the Albanian National Soccer Team that took part for the first time in...

    • Posted June 26, 2016
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    Oil pioneer Michael Johnson says Greece has plenty of oil, too

    Oil “guru,” geologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Johnson (Giannakopoulos), who initiated horizontal drilling, a new technique that has perfected fracking–invented by another Greek-American, George Mitchel– making possible the discovery of the Parshall oil field in North Dakota...

    • Posted May 1, 2016
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    Erdogan was jailed for a poem and now he’s taking a comedian to court for a poem!

    It is kind of a bitter irony that President Recep Tayip Ergogan of Turkey wants to take to court a German comedian for reciting a poem that the Turkish leader found insulting beyond tolerance (as if there...

    • Posted April 30, 2016
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    The stork arrived on time and brought us a NEO baby!

    This time Perixscope is devoted to the newest member of our NEO team, Stefanos-Jason Papagermanos who was delivered to the happy parents by three(!) women head doctors plus the “Muses of modern times” (a.k.a the experienced nurses...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    John Koudounis: Making Japan big in Wall Street!

    Happy New Year to all! I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season and now you are ready to start demolishing your new year’s resolutions! Like many other great promises they are great because we will never reach...

    • Posted January 10, 2016
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    Season’s Greetings…

    In the aftermath of the recent acts of terror in Paris I wrote a commentary in which the following was stated: Now that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks in France and before we start...

    • Posted December 5, 2015
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    Entering the double digits…

    We are 10! We’ve come to the double digits stage and oh boy, we look good, don’t we? This special celebratory issue is packed with your wishes, your love and care and we thank you very much!...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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    Greek-American Betty Cantrell Miss America 2016!

    Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was crowned Miss America 2016! Betty is the granddaughter of Stavros G. Andris who is an AHEPA Life Member of Solon Chapter 5, Savannah, Ga. The American Hellenic community is proud of her...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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    Prost!!!

    Despite the heavy criticism coming from all kind of people, especially those ungrateful Greeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is no different than most! Here, enjoying a hot dog and a beer like any other, and German for...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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    Spring Awakenings …

    Now that the weather in New York has cleared a bit–in fact it reminds me of August in middle May, and the temperature went kind of upwards along with my blood pressure–I have resumed my early-walk routine....

    • Posted May 18, 2015
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    Greece has never been sexier: The record boom in Greek tourism with more to come, says Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura

    To say that Greece is in dire straits is a euphemism. The country is facing another existential crisis with the possibility of defaulting and abandoning the common European currency as close as ever. The newly-elected coalition government...

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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    Happy Easter – Καλό Πάσχα!

    We are about to wrap up another big issue of NEO magazine and I’m taking this minute to thank you all for your support. By placing an ad this time, either promoting products & services or wishing...

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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    Hope, Fear, Freedom of Speech (and from Speech) etc.

    It’s been about two weeks since the new leftist government assumed power in Greece and the country hasn’t been destroyed yet! Oh, boy, for months–what months, years!–I’ve been saying that these people are good for nothing! Jokes...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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