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          Re: This is the real, Americanized, nazi, Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

YOUR master said, "Turn the other cheek". As a result, billions are standing around with hands in pockets, literally praying for Doomsday. Nothing gets done.

It's a hoax, that works like a charm.


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Besides the public being deceived there is also self deception. The assumption that deceives is that the federal government of the USA is independent in any manner to effect independent policy from those who control its purse strings and have their own agenda to advance through its capture of the entirety of all the levers of power contained within the jurisdictional operations and mandate of said federal government. The election of persons to offices within this federal government are irrelevant as far as making any decisions on major issues such as whether or not to fund a Nazi regime on the border of Russia as a continual irritant with any real threat posed by the Ukrainian regime being merely a harassment.

Perhaps the questions better asked and answered is why Russia is a target and what is the nature of its non compliance? Or even if this non compliance amounts to anything other than a necessity for the role Russia has been given to play in the grand scheme of an overall business planning that seeks to advance a world technocratic dictatorship to which Russia is being compliant. Witness 'Russian' oil giant Rosneft selling 18% of itself to 'American' oil giant Glencore. Which internationlists own the preferred shares of either corporation whether of the private or government corporate persuasion? Or the Russian white paper on going cashless by 2030 under its Skolkovo 2030 - Agenda 21 processes.

To understand the nature of operations being advanced one has to be able to view the scale of the operation. Focusing on one division of the operation, governance as edict rather than government as representative, and wondering why it doesn't operate as it was originally intended should have one looking elsewhere logically for the answer as to the whys and wherefores of the change.


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WW-3, cannot be avoided. Those who understand that war is wrong should be able to see the hopelessness of the situation. Nations would rather buy weapons --wasting Trillions yearly-- than feed their people. Mankind is fundamentally flawed and cannot practice higher - more noble ethics - and is therefore doomed to destruction.

Trump is nothing but the white mans Obama. Americans do not protest or fight and therefore their rulers will abuse them. Americans are afraid to upset their masters, and want peace -at any cost- and therefore, they will be ruled by their Masters.


          Manafort trial Day 7: Defense lands salacious blow, prosecution dissects Manafort's millions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The defense used its opening minutes Wednesday in the ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort to add a little spice to the closing testimony of Rick Gates, Manafort's former business partner and a key witness for the prosecution.

After government prosecutor Greg Andres reminded jurors that Gates stands to lose his plea agreement if he tells any lies on the stand, defense attorney Kevin Downing pivoted off the point to drop a bombshell of a detail about Gates's personal life. 

Andres asked Gates, "Is there any doubt that if you lied, the special counsel will rip up your plea agreement?”

“No doubt at all,” Gates answered.

After that, Downing, in his re-cross, cited Andres saying moments ago that if Gates lied, Mueller could “rip up” Gates’s plea agreement.

“Do you recall telling the special counsel that you had four extra marital affairs?” Downing said.

Four? The jury had only been privy to discussion of one affair up to that point. Andres objected, a bench conference ensued, and when the action resumed, the defense went back to more broadly referencing Gates's "secret life" rather than drawing Gates out on specifics. 

After that jolt, the 10 hours of testimony from Gates finished with a whimper before the prosecution moved on to a much drier dissection of Manafort's finances from an FBI forensic accountant. As NBC's Julia Ainsley noted, the unsettled affair accusation "lingered" as the most dramatic moment of the day.

But forensic accountant Morgan Magionos, an FBI specialist assigned to the Mueller probe, did her best to take the baton and soldier on. Magionos walked jurors through in excruciating detail how she traced 31 foreign bank accounts in Cyprus, the Caribbean island nation of the Grenadines and the United Kingdom back to Manafort. All those accounts added up to a lot of money—some $65 million of which came from accounts with connections to Ukraine.


          Bordeaux poursuit son bel été européen      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"LIGUE EUROPA – Bordeaux a parfaitement négocié son déplacement en Ukraine. Les Girondins se sont imposés sur le terrain du FC Mariupol, jeudi soir, dans le cadre du 3e tour qualificatif aller (1-3). Dmytro Myshnov avait pourtant ouvert le score. Mais Gaëtan Laborde, par deux fois, et Aurélien Tchouameni ont donné la victoire à la formation française."
          Braga draw with Zorya Luhansk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sporting Braga picked up a draw away in Ukraine against Zorya Luhansk in a Europa League playoff match with Horta and Karavaev scoring the goals for either side. Zorya Luhansk XI: Luis Philippe, Vernydub, Svatok, Tymchyk, Mykhaylichenko, Khomchenovskiy, Kharatin, Karavaev, Silas, Lednev, Rafael Ratao. Sporting Braga XI: Matheus, Silva, Esgaio, Goiano, Sequeira, Vianna, Claudemir, Fransergio, […]

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          This year the school produced the smallest number of students in the history of Ukraine, – Ministry of education      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the current year in Ukraine recorded the lowest number of high school graduates in the history of Ukraine. About this stated the Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych, transfers “5 channel”. According to her, this year, 59.2% of students in higher education (almost 35 thousand students) received recommendations on the budget for the […]
          The court of appeal upheld the continued detention of Nadezhda Savchenko until September 7      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Kyiv court of appeals upheld the extension of arrest of the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko (independent) until 7 September. About it after the trial told reporters, the lawyer of the detainee Constantin Globa, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”. “Revoked the first instance decision, but in fact selected the same measure. The […]
          Since the beginning of the year patrol stopped more than 56 thousand drunk drivers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For the first 7 months of 2018 police patrol stopped in Ukraine, more than 56 thousand drunk drivers. About it reports a press-service of the patrol police on his Twitter page. “For the first 7 months of 2018 across all Ukraine decorated 56 241 thousand administrative reports on drivers for management in a state of […]
          «Дій FLASH!» от Mi Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

«Дій FLASH!»

Бери участь у розіграші нових  смартфонів Xiaomi Mi A2 до Flash-розпродажу > Virgin forest in Ukrainian Carpathians © Mariia-Varvara ZakaliuzhnaVienna - WWF-Austria filed a complaint to the Federal Office for Forests (BfW) in Vienna as Austrian companies fail to implement the EU's Timber Regulation (EUTR). Recent reports of environmental organizations EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and Earthsight demonstrate several Austrian timber companies violated their commitments to stop sourcing wood from national parks in Romania. The research also revealed that up to 44% of Ukrainian timber exports to the EU may be illegal, and that a top Ukrainian official demanded illegal payments from foreign companies to supply them with cheap timber from local forests.

"WWF has been working for years to find technical solutions for removing illegally harvested wood from the supply chains in the Carpathians and other regions in Central and Eastern Europe", said Ionut Sorin Banciu, Regional Forest Lead of WWF-Danube-Carpathian Programme. One technique used is promoting the transparency of wood harvesting and transportation in Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

In Romania, WWF has supported authorities to develop SUMAL, a best-practice system for tracing wood supply that includes a central database and a hotline people can call to report or verify the legality of wood shipments. National authorities recently accepted WWF proposals for updating and strengthening SUMAL in Romania.

In Romania, WWF has also built and maintained a dedicated on-line platform  where all risks of illegal logging have been identified and mitigation measures have been proposed as solutions to be used by interested stakeholders or companies in their due diligence systems.

In Ukraine, WWF and partners have established the Forest Watch programme, which relies on satellite imaging, drones, citizen volunteers and close cooperation with relevant authorities to monitor and identify illegal logging.

WWF is supporting FSC Risk Assessments in Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia as best available sources of information related to identifying  risks of illegal logging in these countries. It has also proposed mitigation measures which can be used by companies to address these risks.

To support implementation of EU Timber Regulation in several Central and Eastern European countries, WWF has organized trainings, developed subsequent legislation for implementing legislation and elaborated guidelines to operators and traders. As a best practice example, WWF and competent Romanian authorities have developed together the first version of a risk map of illegal logging in the country.

In Bulgaria, anyone may use the information on the WWF website to detect and report illegal logging in the country. Recently, WWF published an analysis of illegal logging in Bulgaria and proposed steps to address the issue.

          08/09 Links Pt2: A homicidal Jew-hatred is going viral, again; Son of Imam Linked to WTC Bombing and Linda Sarsour, Ran Jihad Camp, Allegedly Trained Children to Shoot Up Schools      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
From Ian:

A homicidal Jew-hatred is going viral, again
The culture of suspicion against Jews circulates now in a country that had not participated in the Holocaust, , which did not have ghettos, but where today for a mixture of Thirdworldism, consistent Islamic electoral interests, anti-colonial madness out of maximum time and anti-Zionism practiced by the progressive elites, the English citizens of Jewish origin today no longer feel at ease.

The previous day there was the indictment of an imam of Copenhagen who in a sermon invited the faithful to kill the Jews. The day before there was the reconstruction of the history of the Imam of the Great Mosque in Toulouse, also guilty of having invited the faithful to get rid of the Jews.

Previously, there was a pan-European flotilla of solidarity to Hamas and Gaza which stopped in many Italian ports. Also a law in the Senate of Ireland which sanctions with prison those who import post-1967 Israeli goods.

And then the launch of hundreds of missiles on the Israeli houses in the south. And then the threats of elimination of the Jewish people coming from the spiritual father of Iran, Ali Khamenei.

And we do not stop here, since the last few weeks have seen nothing short of attacks on Jews in the cities of Germany and France.
Watchdog Group Sues US Government to Obtain Records of BDS Groups Under Obama Administration
A conservative watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense over Obama-era records pertaining to anti-Israel BDS groups.

Judicial Watch filed the FOIA lawsuit in order to obtain records from 2015 of groups affiliated with BDS movement, which lobbied “the Obama administration to adopt policies to harm companies doing business with Israel,” the group said in a statement.

The lawsuit occurred “after all three agencies failed to respond to nearly identical April 23, 2018, FOIA requests,” the organization explained.

“Americans deserve to know if the Obama-era agenda of supporting anti-Israel radicals in subverting US law is ongoing,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These entrenched bureaucrats of the Deep State clearly require lawsuits to compel observance of FOIA law.”

The lawsuit states, despite Obama signing the 2015 Trade Enforcement Act, “the Customs and Border Protection Bureau restated the West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirement rules requiring labeling of goods as being from the ‘West Bank,’ despite the fact that it is not a sovereign country,” reported Judicial Watch.

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) applauded the move by Judicial Watch.
Israeli Air Force Gets First-Ever Female Squadron Commander
The Israeli Air Force has appointed the first female squadron commander in its 70-year history.

According to Israel’s Channel Two, the commander, who for security reasons is referred to only as “G.,” will be promoted to lieutenant colonel and put charge of the 122nd Squadron, known as “Nachshon.” The squadron is composed of planes specifically geared toward intelligence gathering.

The 34-year-old G. has been active in the Air Force since 2003, and has served in several command positions, including deputy commander of the “Nachshon” Squadron itself.

G. — currently a major — said that she was “happy with the appointment,” which she called “a great privilege alongside a great responsibility.”

“The real work is ahead of me,” she added. “I’m proud to serve in the Air Force.”



Son of Imam Linked to WTC Bombing Kept Children in 'Filthy' Compound, Allegedly Trained Them to Shoot Up Schools
Horrifying details emerged on Wednesday in the case of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of an imam linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, who was arrested in New Mexico on charges of keeping 11 starving children in a filthy compound. According to court documents filed by prosecutors, Wahhaj was training the children to carry out school shootings.

Prosecutors asked the judge to hold Wahhaj without bond for felony child abuse. He is also the subject of an extradition warrant from Georgia on charges of kidnapping his own son from the state in December. His son was not among the starving children rescued from the compound. There are fears the remains of an as-yet unidentified child found at the compound could be Wahhaj’s son.

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that Wahhaj and four accomplices possessed an AR-15 rifle and four pistols with ample ammunition and were training the children to commit school shootings.

Wahhaj’s father, who was born under the name Jeffrey Kearse but now also uses the name “Siraj Wahhaj,” is an imam in New York who was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He served as a character witness in the trial of mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh.”

The New York Post reported on Monday that the elder Wahhaj is currently the head of the Majid at-Taqwa mosque in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The other defendants in the compound case are the younger Siraj Wahhaj’s wife, his two sisters, and his brother-in-law.








Palestinians celebrate relative's victory in U.S. Congressional race
Sharing smiles and hugs, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman to join the US Congress, celebrated her election victory in the courtyard of their West Bank house on Wednesday.

The oldest of 14 children born to a family of Palestinian immigrants, Tlaib is a Detroit native. Her father worked at a Ford Motor Company plant in the city, home of the US car industry, and she became the first Muslim woman elected to the state legislature.

On Tuesday, she won her district's Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th Congressional district, encompassing parts of Detroit and surrounding suburbs and home to one of the largest Muslim and Arab-American populations in the United States.

Since no one ran in the Republican primary, Tlaib is poised to win the seat.
Nick Cohen: The old left and the new anti-Semitism
Only the handful of Jews who have stuck with the far left believe that now. There are abundent examples of Labour members endorsing racism. The supernatural Jew of Nazi Europe has been reinvented by the left. The Jew is now ‘the Zionist’: the sinister force behind 9/11, the Iraq War, the banking crisis and attacks on the beloved leader.

This sounds like fascism. The convergence between the extremes should not hide the fact that the disgrace of the British Labour party flows from distinctly left-wing sources that threaten the German and wider European left.

The first is failure to come to terms with the crimes of communism. Corbyn was a regular writer for Britain’s communist newspaper, the Morning Star. His chief adviser, the upper-class socialist Seumas Milne, defended the old GDR. The racism on the British left, in its content and tone, dates back to Stalin’s almost forgotten ‘anti-Zionist campaigns,’ at the time of the Slansky trial and ‘doctors’ plot’. I have no doubt that if Corbyn and his allies were Germans, they would be in Die Linke.

There is a second factor. After the fall of communism, the dominant section of the British far left preferred to make common cause with radical Islam or the secular Middle Eastern dictatorships of Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi and Bashar al-Assad than to make their peace with liberal democracy. Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories did them no harm for decades. In Britain, as in Germany, Jews are a tiny minority. The far larger Muslim minority is a key part of Labour’s base now. Although it is a libel to say that all British Muslims are anti-Semitic, it is a statement of fact that the Islamist groups who back Corbyn are reactionary on all questions including Judaism. In any case, because Britain never experienced communism or fascism there is little understanding here about what anti-Semitism is and how dictatorial movements from the Tsarists to Islamic State have used it to attack liberal values.

Let me end with a warning. Labour under Corbyn has avoided the collapse in support that has afflicted social democratic parties across Europe. Corbyn’s acolytes are now telling German social democrats to follow his example. Let the shameful state of the once proudly anti-fascist Labour party stand as a warning to them. They may win more votes. But they will never produce a centre-left politics worth having.
Britain’s Labor Party Is Now the Party of Anti-Semitism
Since the hard-left parliamentarian Jeremy Corbyn became its leader in 2015, the UK’s Labor party has seen near-continuous anti-Semitic outbursts by its members and revelations of Corbyn’s own association with vicious Israel-haters, coupled with several ostensible attempts to set things right which proved to be shams. Most recently, the party has disciplined two MPs for complaining about anti-Semitism. Tamara Berens concludes that this is far more than a passing problem:

Many focus on the question of whether Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite himself. He may or may not be. However, his deliberate actions to reject the Jewish community’s concerns, silence his moderate Labor detractors, and pedal anti-Zionism as central to his political image show that he is more than happy to utilize anti-Semitism for political purposes.

Anti-Zionism—and by extension, giving credence to anti-Semites—is fundamental to the worldview Corbyn has cultivated on his journey to political stardom. For most of his political career, Corbyn was a fringe socialist politician and supporter of the USSR, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian ayatollahs, and the Venezuela of Nicolas Maduro [and Hugo Chavez]. After becoming Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn toned down some of this support for radical anti-Western groups. Nonetheless, he has consistently maintained his support for anti-Zionist causes. What’s undoubtable is that throughout his career, his ultimate goal has remained the same: rejecting Western values and embracing the alliance between radical socialists and Islamists in a strategic bid to normalize and implement socialism in the UK.

Politically, Corbyn’s strategy is working: according to a recent YouGov poll, 61 percent of the party believes Corbyn is handling accusations of anti-Semitism well. And 80 percent of the party deems him a good leader overall. The events of the past few weeks indicate that the Labor leadership has been able to build on their apparent success to . . . distance themselves from the overwhelmingly Zionist British-Jewish community. This perhaps became most apparent last Friday, when Jeremy Corbyn published another article in the Guardian disregarding his part in normalizing anti-Semitism in the party. The piece came out at 5:00pm, when the majority of Jews in the country were busy preparing for the Sabbath.


Jeremy Corbyn and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories of a “Very Honoured Citizen”
In one of his bids to escape the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour party, last Friday Jeremy Corbyn offered this line in The Guardian:

Labour staff have seen examples of Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel, and even one individual who appeared to believe that Hitler had been misunderstood.

Mr Corbyn should know all about 9/11 conspiracy bunkum. He has been an enthusiastic champion of Raed Salah, one of the notable peddlers.

Raed Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. It is close to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Salah visited the UK in 2011, planning to speak alongside MPs as part of his tour, including Mr Corbyn.
UK Labour MP under fire for accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ in Gaza in 2012
A senior lawmaker in the British Labour party has come under fire after a 2012 video surfaced that saw him claiming Israel was attempting to commit “genocide” against the Palestinians.

The opposition party, which has been mired in an ongoing anti-Semitism scandal, defended John McDonnell after the clip was published by the Daily Telegraph.

McDonnell is the UK’s shadow chancellor of the exchequer, having been appointed to the post in 2015 by Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been repeatedly been accused of being soft on anti-Semitism among his party members.

In the video, taken in November 2012 during a round of violence between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip known as Operation Pillar of Defense, McDonnell said: “Nobody can speak without expressing some form of solidarity with the people of Gaza … as the children are murdered and the bombs are flying from Israel.”

“I think it’s absolutely critical now that we use every platform we can to expose what’s going on, which is effectively an attempt at genocide against the Palestinians,” he charged at a far-left rally organized by the Unite the Resistance organization.
Extremist-Linked Assad Fan Lord Sheikh and His Zionist-Bashing Group
Sheikh is on the record publicly praising the controversial group the Al Muntada Trust. The group faced scrutiny after fears were raised that its funds had ended up with Boko Haram extremists. It has been linked to a series of anti-Semitic, homophobic and extremist preachers. In the video above, Lord Sheikh calls the group “marvellous”…

Then there is Lord Sheikh’s praise for the East London Mosque. Sheikh said:

“I would certainly commend the Mosque and Centre: not only do you provide a place of worship, but you provide a holistic service and more importantly the empowerment for women.”

Once again, the East London Mosque has well-known and established links to a series of misogynistic and homophobic speakers.

It gets worse. Lord Sheikh has links to the hugely controversial Interal charity, which was investigated by the Charity Commission over its links to Hamas.
Birthright co-founder: Don't criticize Israel on our nickel
Birthright Israel co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Charles Bronfman said on Wednesday that young Jews are free to criticize Israel, but not while enjoying a free trip, JTA reported.

“If people want to call Israel names and say bad things about the country, they certainly have the right to free speech. But they don’t have the right to do it on our nickel,” he was quoted as having told Haaretz in an interview.

His comments came after at least two groups of American Jews visiting Israel on the 10-day trip left the tour to join leftists groups on visits to Palestinian Arabs. The walk-offs reportedly were encouraged by the leftist American-Jewish group IfNotNow.

The young Jews who walked off the trip and some others who remain on them are critical of what they say is Birthright’s failure to deal with Israel’s alleged “occupation” of Judea and Samaria. Some have complained that maps handed out to participants do not draw a proper distinction between Israel and Judea and Samaria.

Bronfman said in his interview with Haaretz that participants on Birthright can extend their trip and join any kind of group they want or travel on their own to areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

“If they want to go to the West Bank or Gaza, they are certainly free to go,” he was quoted as having told Haaretz.

“What is not fair is making a big tzimmes while the trip is on. Frankly, I just don’t think that is fair to their fellow participants,” added Bronfman.
Another Jump the Shark Moment from JVP
The latest email from Jewish Voice for Peace's Deputy Directory Stefanie Fox may be a jump the shark moment for the anti-Israel group. The subject line reads "Why is the ADL training ICE in Israel?" Maybe Stefanie is secretly hoping you don't bother to read the rest of her offering. (Spoiler alert: they aren't)

Stephanie claims ICE has been learning techniques and tools from the Israeli military. She doesn't care if Peter Edge was in Israel studying cyber-security or attempting to learn from Israel's remarkable sucess at curtailing human trafficking. If it involves Israel, it must be made to be nefarious. Stefanie Fox spews typical JVP vitriole: "The real-world results of these trips have been Israeli & US officials sharing “worst practices” -- deportation and detention, shoot-to-kill policies, massive spying and surveillance -- that have become the go-to policies of agencies like ICE."

Why the hyperbole? Because 3 years ago, during the Obama administration the Deputy Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations, one man, Peter Edge joined a delegation to Israel sponsored by the ADL.
American Association of University Professors: Don’t boycott the anti-Israel academic boycotters
But if you uphold the right to boycott, you necessarily need to uphold the right to counter-boycott.

The problem with this is that AAUP upholds the right to boycott, but only on one side. Substantively it opposes both the boycott and counter-boycott, but procedurally it upholds only the right of the boycotters.

AAUP also sent a letter to Israel regarding Israel’s denial of entry to Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke, an academic boycott supporter.

Additionally, AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure sent a letter to the Israeli government in regard to the interrogation, subsequent expulsion, and apparent banning from Israel of Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke over her supporter of the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement in April. The letter urges the government of Israel to “reconsider your immigration officer’s decision and to revoke any further ban on Professor Franke’s entry for purposes of collaborative academic and scholarly work in Israel.”

Again, AAUP upholds Professor Franke’s right to boycott Israel and Israelis, but does not uphold the reverse. It does not matter that it is the Israeli government boycotting Professor Franke, since the BDS movement regularly seeks to impose government boycotts of Israel. So governmental power is used by both sides.

By turning academia into war by other means, the anti-Israel academic boycotters invited relatiatory boycotts. By affirming the rights of the boycotters to boycott Israel, but rejecting the right of Israel and supporters of Israel to counter-boycott, AAUP is not consistent or principled.
Legal action taken against first BDS motion by Latin American municipality
An organization of Chilean-Israelis has filed a legal action against the municipal council of the Chilean city of Valdivia and its mayor, which recently approved the first municipal BDS motion in Latin America. BDS refers to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel.

The Chilean Community of Israel (CCHIL) organization sent a letter on July 30 to the Chilean state comptroller arguing that the motion contravenes Chilean law, that a municipal council has no jurisdiction to take such actions and that the mayor has overstepped his legal authority by advancing and signing the motion.

In Spain, dozens of municipal authorities have adopted BDS motions against Israel prompted by the pro-Palestinian advocacy of the left-wing populist Podemos Party.

Anti-BDS activists are now concerned that this phenomenon could spread to Latin America, and the legal motion to the Chilean state comptroller is an effort to try and stop it in its tracks.

The ACOM organization in Spain has successfully sued 33 local municipal authorities out of at least 100 that approved BDS motions. It is hoped that the widespread adoption of such measures can be avoided in Chile and the broader region.

Indeed, the Valdivia municipal decree itself, passed in June, references the BDS motions in Spanish cities, saying that its own measure was following in those footsteps.
Anti-Semitism Soars on U.S. College Campuses
Anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses have continued to grow in 2018, with at least 384 recorded incidents in the first half of this year, according to a new report showing the number of genocidal expressions towards Jewish hit new highs on campuses across the United States.

A new report by released Wednesday by pro-Israel organization the AMCHA Initiative, a group that tracks anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity on college campuses, shows that much of the anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses is the result of activity by anti-Israel activists who promote imagery such as swastikas and tropes calling for the destruction of the Jewish people, according to the report.

Genocidal expression, such as images and language promoting the killing of Jews and destruction of Israel, "rose dramatically" over the past years, with at least 75 percent of such incidents "involving classic anti-Semitism" and "genocidal expression," according to the report. The number of such incidents appear to have dropped slightly from 2017 to the first part of 2018, the report notes.

Most notably, according to the report, "Israel-related incidents were significantly more likely to contribute to a hostile campus," the report found.

The AMCHA report puts figures to a range of anecdotal and reported conflicts on college campuses across the United States, where anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity continues to flourish. Pro-Palestinian campus activists continue to aggressively silence those in the Jewish community and foster an unsafe environment for many Jewish students.
Christian Science Monitor Highlights Benefits of Jewish Sovereignty
One underlying message that modern mass media offers about Israel is that Jewish power and sovereignty in the land of Israel is a threat or obstacle to the welfare of people living in the Middle East. This dishonest narrative, which fits the agenda of authoritarian regimes and de-stabilizing political movements that use anti-Zionism as a unifying political agenda, infects much, if not most of the media coverage of the Jewish state. This “blame-Israel” narrative is so ubiquitous that it comes as a shock when a news outlet gets it right and portrays Israel as a force for good in the Middle East. But it does happen.

It happened in an article published on July 11, 2018 in the online edition of The Christian Science Monitor and reprised in the July 30, 2018 issue of The Christian Science Monitor Weekly.

The article, titled “Syrian war comes to Israel’s doorstep, brings swirl of changing attitudes,” was written by Dina Kraft. In the article, Kraft recounts how 10,000 people fleeing from Syrian Civil War have come to rely on Israel for their welfare and safety. They have gathered near Syria’s border with Israel because of the protection the Jewish state affords them under “Operation Good Neighbor.” The program provides food, fuel, medical supplies and in some instances medical treatment to people living in villages near Israel. As a result of the program, “[s]ome 5,000 Syrians have been treated in Israeli hospitals,” Kraft reported.

These acts of kindness have changed how many Syrians view the Jewish state, the article indicates.
BBC double standards in reporting social media incitement evident again
In April of this year the BBC News website’s domestic pages reported the sentencing of a Salford man previously found guilty of “encouragement of terrorism”.

“Muslim convert Adam Wyatt, 48, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication that said “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine” and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for all Muslims.”

The following month the website reported the sentencing of a man from Sunderland who had previously pleaded guilty to similar offences.

“A shopkeeper who tweeted support for Islamic State (IS) and called for “death to Shias” has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Mohammed Zahir Khan, of Nora Street, Sunderland, had admitted encouraging terrorism, dissemination of a terror publication and stirring up religious hatred.”


Unsurprisingly, the BBC did not send a reporter to interview either of those men before they were sentenced. Neither did it promote the notion that they were put on trial because of their identity to millions of audience members or portray either of their cases as being about “free speech”.

However, when an Israeli-Arab woman was sentenced to five months in prison after having been convicted of incitement to violence in her poems and social media posts, the BBC News website amplified her claims of political persecution in a July 31st report titled “Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet sentenced for incitement“.
Shocking documentary shows how Sweden’s ruling leftist party ‘helped’ Nazi Germany
A shocking documentary about Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party, shows how the leftist party ‘inspired and helped’ Nazi Germany.

The documentary, produced by the party’s right-wing opponent, the Sweden Democrats, was removed by YouTube yesterday in an act of censorship.

But after a backlash it is now visible again on the social media channel of broadcaster Samtiden Dokumentär.

Ironically the documentary starts with the leader of the leftist Social Democratic Party, Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven, telling how the right-wing Social Democrats historically have Nazi roots.

But now the Sweden Democrats are hitting back and have produced this documentary to tell the truth about their leftist opponents.

And it is revealing as it shows that the Swedish Social Democrats inspired Nazi Germany on the issue of Eugenics or “ethnic cleansing”.
Jewish couple in Belgium targeted with death threats
A Jewish woman living in Belgium said her family has been targeted with anti-Semitic abuse since one of their neighbors discovered they were Jews.

The woman, identified only as Nicole, 43, in an article published last month by the La Meuse regional daily about her ordeal, had been living for over two years in Marchienne-au-Pont, a suburb of Charleroi 30 miles south of Brussels, without incident, according to the report.

But this summer, the report said, she and her family have been targeted in a campaign of harassment that has featured written death threats stuffed into their mailbox and the scrawling of anti-Semitic graffiti on their front door.

“We are too afraid to leave our home since this started,” Nicole, a Chile native, was quoted as telling the newspaper. “Several people discovered we’re Jewish and ever since we’ve been getting death threats.” One letter addressed to Nicole called her a “dirty whore” and other insults.

The couple have filed several complaints with police but no suspects have been brought in.
Mayoral candidate: Questioning Holocaust isn't anti-Semitism
A self-proclaimed Holocaust revisionist is planning a run for mayor of Hilton Head, South Carolina, but says his beliefs will not impact his local anti-development platform.

Michael Santomauro, 59, filed papers to enter the race on Monday, according to the Island Packet.

Santomauro, who founded a roommate-matching service, made headlines in New York City in 2003 when subscribers to his service received a stream of emails spreading his beliefs denying historical accounts of the Holocaust.

In 2004, protesters surrounded his home and chanted “evict the Nazi.” He told the New York Post then that the Nazi label is “totally inaccurate.” He told the Island Packet this week that the protesters were “part of a domestic terrorism group.”

In 2011, Santomauro urged his child’s school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to acquire the book “Debating the Holocaust: A New Look at Both Sides.” The book collects essays denying key aspects of Holocaust history, including the death toll, the accounts of survivors, the physical evidence found at death camps and the feasibility of the methods the Nazis used to carry out mass murder. Santomauro runs American operations for a publisher of e-books dedicated to Holocaust denial.
Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in video games
Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said Thursday, after a heated debate over the “Wolfenstein” franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces.

The game was previously deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called “anti-constitutional” symbols, including Nazi swastikas.

Accordingly in “Wolfenstein II,” images of Adolf Hitler were doctored to remove his mustache and the swastika in the Nazi flag was replaced with a triangular symbol.

This sparked an uproar in the gaming community, prompting calls for games to be treated like films.

Because movies are deemed works of art, they are exempt from the ban, similar to material used in research, historical or scientific purposes.

Films set in the World War II-era, for instance, are allowed to be screened in Germany with Nazi symbols.
Curator of Elie Wiesel Museum Welcomes Global Outpouring of Support, as Romanian Police Arrest Vandalism Suspect
In the wake of this past weekend’s vandalism incident at the childhood home of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania, there has been an outpouring of solidarity from across the globe, the curator of the museum at the site told The Algemeiner on Wednesday.

Alina Marincean said the incident — in which antisemitic graffiti was scrawled on the home — came as a surprise to both museum staff members and local residents in the city of Sighetu Marmatiei, located in northwestern Romania near the border with Ukraine.

“Nothing of this sort ever happened to us and we are organizing yearly public events with a great impact on the local and regional community,” she noted.

Following the discovery of the graffiti on Saturday, Marincean recalled, “I spent the whole next day responding to emails and answering calls from friends, visitors, people I know from around the world from Finland to South America, Israel and the US, people who expressed their concern and also support.”

“There were also visits at the museum from politicians and intellectuals from Romania who wanted to point out the importance of this place that keeps Elie Wiesel’s work and memory alive, as well as the memory of all those 38,000 Jews who never returned to their homes after May 1944,” she added.
Patented Israeli Laser Technology Could be Used to Fight Forest Fires Across the World
Texas, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, as well as Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are among other areas battling massive forest fires, a phenomenon experts expect will only increase due to climate change.

It was the massive forest fires in Israel over the past several years that gave electro-optics physicist Daniel Leigh the idea of using algorithm-controlled laser beams from helicopters or trucks to zap leaves, thin branches and pine needles off treetops in the path of fire. The flames are forced downward, where they can be more easily controlled by conventional methods.

Leigh explains that leafy treetops provide a highly combustible smorgasbord for hungry forest fires. Fanned by extreme wind and weather conditions, a forest fire that rises to the treetops spreads out of control in the blink of an eye.

When Leigh shared his idea with ecologist Zvika Avni, former chief of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) Forestry Department, Avni agreed to be the ecology and the wildfire fighting specialist for Leigh’s startup, Fighting Treetop Fire (FTF).
Swedish Christian Zionists to sail to Israel
Following Swedish pro-Hamas operatives’ failed attempt to reach Gaza by sea, a Christian supporter of Israel from Sweden announced he would take dozens of pro-Zionists to Israel on his yacht.

Stefan Abrahamsson today announced on Facebook that his yacht, Elida, will set sail from Sweden on Aug. 25 to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish State and Middle East Christians.

“We want to break the silence of the severe persecution and cleansing of the Christian population that is taking place in this region,” he wrote. “As the only democracy in the Middle East amid ​​dictatorships, Israel welcomes us on this show of solidarity with human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and fundamental democratic values. In turn, we are taking a stand for the values ​​that Israel stands for.”

Abrahamsson wrote that on Aug. 24 he will organize a sendoff party at the Gothenburg marina from which his yacht, carrying about 40 activists, will set sail for Herzliya, Israel. The Elida is expected to reach Israel in October and dock there for several weeks. The sendoff will feature a discussion on “precisely these important issues,” he wrote. Lars Adaktusson, a lawmaker from Sweden in the European Parliament, is scheduled to speak at the event.
Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter wins gold at European Championships
Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter won the women’s 10,000-meter run at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin Wednesday, completing the race in 31 minutes, 43.29 seconds.

Israeli-Kenyan Salpeter came 9 full seconds ahead of Susan Krumins of the Netherlands, winning the gold medal. Sweden’s Meraf Bahta came third.

The 29-year-old became the first Israeli to be crowned European champion.

“I still don’t believe it,” she said afterwards. “I’m really happy. I dreamed of this, but I didn’t believe it happened.”

Salpeter will receive a grant of NIS 40,000 (some $11,000) from Israeli sports authorities for her win.

Born in Kenya, she first came to Israel in 2008, working as a caretaker at Kenya’s embassy in Tel Aviv. While running at a Herzliya park, she was noticed by running coach Moti Mizrahi, who suggested she train professionally.
2.4 million tourists came to Israel so far in 2018, ministry says
Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that 2.4 million tourists have visited Israel since the beginning of 2018, a 17% increase in tourists for the same period in 2017.

Citing findings from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the ministry said in a statement that the number of tourists is 46 percent more than in 2016, almost double the number of tourists that entered during the same period that year.

According to the ministry, 293,400 tourists entered Israel during July 2018 alone, which is around eight percent more tourists than in July 2017.

Over 250,000 tourists came by air, the release said, an 8.8% increase compared to July 2017. 26,200 of them came through land crossings into Israel, a 3.1% increase compared to that month the year before. (Israel only has land border crossings with Egypt and Jordan.)

“Month after month, we are witnessing new achievements and record highs in incoming tourism,” Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin (Likud) said in a statement. “I am pleased that, in the last month, we have also seen an impressive rise in incoming tourism... the tourism industry continues to be a significant factor in making exceptional impact and contributions to the Israeli economy and workforce.”

Levin also praised the ministry’s marketing initiatives and “innovative activities… Together with the incentives for airlines and investments in infrastructure,” for contributing to the rise in tourism.
2,200-Year-Old Earring Found in Jerusalem Excavation Sheds Light on Hellenistic Period in Judea
A 2,200-year-old golden earring was discovered at the City of David’s archaeological excavation just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, shedding light on life in the city after it was conquered by the Greeks.

The rare artifact depicts a finely-crafted head of a horned animal and delicate filigree work, and is believed to date back to the second or third century BCE, a period during which the Temple was the center of Jewish life, but the region was controlled by the Greeks and a significant percentage of the Jewish populace was influenced by Greek culture and beliefs.

During the time period the earring is believed to be connected to, Judea was a semi-autonomous Hellenistic vassal first under the rule of Ptolemaic Egypt from 301 to 198 BCE, and then under the Seleucid Empire, after Antiochus III conquered Jerusalem. Shortly afterwards, Jews who were not Hellenized ultimately took part in the Maccabean Revolt of 167 BCE, which is commemorated in the Hanukkah story.

According to Professor Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University, co-director of the Givati Parking Lot excavation, the find is the first earring discovered in Jerusalem from the Hellenistic period, found in an early-Hellenistic period building deep inside the dig.



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Die Spieler haderten mit sich, doch Trainer Ralf Rangnick machte gute Miene zum späten Schock.

Bis in die Nachspielzeit führte RB Leipzig im Hinspiel der dritten Qualifkationsrunde der Europa League mit 3:0 gegen Universitatea Craiova, dann traf Ivan Martin zum Anschluss (90.+3).

"Das war ein kleiner Schönheitsfehler", sagte RB-Kapitän Willi Orban: "Das 3:0 wäre verdient gewesen."

Rangnick wollte sich jedoch nicht lange mit den negativen Aspekten des Spiels aufhalten. "Ich bin mit dem Auftritt meiner Mannschaft über weite Strecken sehr zufrieden. Es hätte schon nach einer halben Stunde 2:0 oder 3:0 stehen können oder müssen", sagte der Coach. "Natürlich wäre es besser gewesen, wenn das Gegentor nicht gefallen wäre. Die Jungs ärgern sich noch mehr als ich darüber. Wenn wir aber im Rückspiel so auftreten wie heute, dann mache ich mir unabhängig vom Gegentor keine allzu große Sorgen, bei allem Respekt für den Gegner."

Gegen den rumänischen Pokalsieger Universitatea Craiova gewann RB verdient mit 3:1 (1:0), ging dabei aber höchst verschwenderisch mit seinen Chancen um. Dennoch reist RB in der kommenden Woche mit einem Vorteil zum Rückspiel in die osteuropäische Provinz (ab 18.30 Uhr im LIVETICKER).

Playoffs gegen Braga oder Lugansk

Innenverteidiger Ibrahima Konate (25.) köpfte die klar überlegenen Sachsen nach einer Ecke in Führung. Neuzugang Matheus Cunha (77.) und der eingewechselte Yussuf Poulsen (87.) erhöhten kurz vor dem Ende. Der Kroate Martic (90+3.) erzielte aus Sicht der Gäste ein möglicherweise wertvolles Anschlusstor.

Die Highlights des Spiels sehen Sie am Freitag ab 22 Uhr im TV auf SPORT1

Bei einem Weiterkommen gegen Craiova müsste RB für den Einzug in die Gruppenphase noch Sorja Lugansk/Ukraine oder Sporting Braga/Portugal (Hinspiel: 1:1) in den Playoffs ausschalten. In der zweiten Runde hatte sich Leipzig gegen den schwedischen Vertreter BK Häcken durchgesetzt.

Die WM-Fahrer Timo Werner und Poulsen saßen zunächst ebenso auf der Bank wie Spielmacher Emil Forsberg, der die Vorbereitung zuletzt wegen der Geburt seines ersten Kindes unterbrochen hatte. Auch Neuzugang Nordi Mukiele sowie Marcel Sabitzer fehlten in der Startelf.

Dennoch hatte RB vor 16.648 Zuschauern klare Qualitätsvorteile. Der Bundesligist war von Beginn an die bestimmende Mannschaft und kam früh zu besten Chancen. Bruma (5.), Cunha (9.) und Stefan Ilsanker (20.) vergaben diese aber aus kurzer Distanz leichtfertig. 

Craiova bleibt harmlos

RB zog in der gegnerischen Hälfte ein sicheres Kombinationsspiel auf, Craiovas Abwehr ließ sich von einfachen Pässen in die Tiefe häufig viel zu einfach überrumpeln. Beim überfälligen Führungstor nach einer Ecke hatten die Rumänen Konate aus den Augen verloren und sträflich allein gelassen. Nichtsdestotrotz musste sich Leipzig die mangelnde Chancenverwertung ankreiden lassen.

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Mit der Führung im Rücken ließ der Leipziger Druck der ersten halben Stunde nach. RB zog sich etwas zurück, stand defensiv aber gefestigt und geriet nicht in Bedrängnis. Leipzig-Schlussmann Yvon Mvogo erlebte einen äußerst entspannten Arbeitstag.

Cunha und Poulsen treffen spät

Die Dominanz der Anfangsphase ließ Leipzig nach dem Seitenwechsel zunächst vermissen. RB tat sich deutlich schwerer, gegen die dichte rumänische Abwehr ein Durchkommen zu finden. Rangnick reagierte mit der Einwechslung der spielstarken Offensivspieler Forsberg und Sabitzer - und hatte damit Erfolg. 

Die Maßnahme wirkte als Weckruf. Sabitzer sorgte über die rechte Seite für gefährliche Vorstöße, Forsberg überzeugte im Zentrum. Die Leipziger Standards blieben gefährlich, Konate verpasste nach einer Ecke aus wenigen Metern seinen zweiten Treffer (69.).

Kurz darauf sorgte Cunha bei nun starkem Regen für den erlösenden zweiten Treffer. Poulsen schraubte das Ergebnis verdient weiter in die Höhe, dann verkürzte Martic gegen unkonzentrierte Leipziger.


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          Archbishop makes plea to remember Ukraine’s ‘silent and forgotten war’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Baltimore, Md., Aug 9, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Four years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have led to “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the end of the Second World War,” according to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv called on the international community and the Catholic Church not to neglect the crisis in Ukraine. He made the plea during his keynote address at the Knights of Columbus convention in Baltimore on August 7.

Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the Ukrainian conflict has taken the lives of more than 10,000 people and has left 1.6 million people displaced, according to the United Nations.

“Besides all these casualties and human tragedies, there is still another hidden danger of the war in eastern Ukraine: This region is at risk of suffering a dire, long-lasting ecological catastrophe due to flooded mines and contaminated drinking water, which is comparable in scale to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster of 1986,” warned the archbishop.

“As many as 4 million people might be left without safe drinking water in the region,” he continued, “all of this is happening right now, in Ukraine, the largest country in Europe.”

The fighting has also damaged basic infrastructure. The World Health Organization documented  multiple attacks on Ukraine’s hospitals between 2014 and 2016.

“This is a silent and forgotten war. Because it is a ‘frozen conflict,’ no one speaks loudly about the war in Ukraine anymore,” said the archbishop.

Although a standing cease-fire exists in Ukraine, it was violated over 1,200 times in one week in July, reported the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring mission in Ukraine.

“Many specialists nowadays call this war in Ukraine a ‘hybrid war,’ that is, a war where not only traditional weapons are used on battlefields, but where all means of destruction, including economic and information warfare, are employed,” explained the archbishop, “Thanks to information technologies, modern wars are not limited to specific territories.”

“Everyone in the Western world today experiences the consequences of this information war, which targets truth by disseminating ‘fake news’ and molding public opinion according to dishonest goals. Unfortunately, not even your country or other developed countries in Western Europe have been spared from these attacks. Please remember: it is not only our war — it is the war for humanity!” said Shevchuk.

The Catholic Response

“How does the Catholic Church in Ukraine, and in particular our Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, respond to the needs of the millions of people suffering from the consequences of war?” Shevchuk asked the Knights of Columbus.

The archbishop’s response was “diakonia,” the Greek New Testament term for charitable service. In the case of Ukraine, “diakonia” entails “serving to one’s neighbor, taking care of those afflicted by the war, by providing them with spiritual guidance and often with social service as well,” he said.

“Charity is an antidote to egoism and indifference. I would say that charity is also a key to understanding the success of the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine,” he continued.

The Knights of Columbus are a relatively new presence in Ukraine. The country’s first Knights of Columbus council was established five years ago -- just before Russia’s invasion of Crimea.

Today the Knights in Ukraine have dedicated much of their charitable efforts to aiding local civilians affected by the violence in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Knights of Columbus organize summer rehabilitation camps for wounded soldiers, war veterans, and their families. They regularly visit the wounded in hospitals, fundraise for first aid equipment, and provide the disabled with free wheelchairs. One Knights of Columbus council in southeastern Ukraine runs a Christian youth summer camp for children living in immediate proximity to the combat zone.

“Our society probably does not yet realize the full scale of trauma caused by the war and that is why we, as a Church and as Knights of Columbus, need to invest so much of our energy and resources into the field of rehabilitation, in order to be able to heal the wounds of our people,” said Shevchuk.

Catholics are a minority in Ukraine, most of the local population are Orthodox Christians. The archbishop said that he was encouraged to see how both Roman and Greek Catholics work together in the Knights of Columbus. He said it shows “a wonderful example of the unity of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, so much needed in Ukrainian society today.”

On August 7, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over the phone, reassuring him of U.S. support for Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity,” according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

A few weeks earlier, the State Department released the Crimea Declaration calling on Russia to to end its occupation of Crimea, saying, “The United States rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges to maintain this policy until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored.”

In the meantime, the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine will continue to aid the those suffering from the violence.


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Baltimore, Md., Aug 9, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Four years of fighting in eastern Ukraine have led to “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the end of the Second World War,” according to the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv called on the international community and the Catholic Church not to neglect the crisis in Ukraine. He made the plea during his keynote address at the Knights of Columbus convention in Baltimore on August 7.

Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the Ukrainian conflict has taken the lives of more than 10,000 people and has left 1.6 million people displaced, according to the United Nations.

“Besides all these casualties and human tragedies, there is still another hidden danger of the war in eastern Ukraine: This region is at risk of suffering a dire, long-lasting ecological catastrophe due to flooded mines and contaminated drinking water, which is comparable in scale to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster of 1986,” warned the archbishop.

“As many as 4 million people might be left without safe drinking water in the region,” he continued, “all of this is happening right now, in Ukraine, the largest country in Europe.”

The fighting has also damaged basic infrastructure. The World Health Organization documented  multiple attacks on Ukraine’s hospitals between 2014 and 2016.

“This is a silent and forgotten war. Because it is a ‘frozen conflict,’ no one speaks loudly about the war in Ukraine anymore,” said the archbishop.

Although a standing cease-fire exists in Ukraine, it was violated over 1,200 times in one week in July, reported the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Monitoring mission in Ukraine.

“Many specialists nowadays call this war in Ukraine a ‘hybrid war,’ that is, a war where not only traditional weapons are used on battlefields, but where all means of destruction, including economic and information warfare, are employed,” explained the archbishop, “Thanks to information technologies, modern wars are not limited to specific territories.”

“Everyone in the Western world today experiences the consequences of this information war, which targets truth by disseminating ‘fake news’ and molding public opinion according to dishonest goals. Unfortunately, not even your country or other developed countries in Western Europe have been spared from these attacks. Please remember: it is not only our war — it is the war for humanity!” said Shevchuk.

The Catholic Response

“How does the Catholic Church in Ukraine, and in particular our Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, respond to the needs of the millions of people suffering from the consequences of war?” Shevchuk asked the Knights of Columbus.

The archbishop’s response was “diakonia,” the Greek New Testament term for charitable service. In the case of Ukraine, “diakonia” entails “serving to one’s neighbor, taking care of those afflicted by the war, by providing them with spiritual guidance and often with social service as well,” he said.

“Charity is an antidote to egoism and indifference. I would say that charity is also a key to understanding the success of the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine,” he continued.

The Knights of Columbus are a relatively new presence in Ukraine. The country’s first Knights of Columbus council was established five years ago -- just before Russia’s invasion of Crimea.

Today the Knights in Ukraine have dedicated much of their charitable efforts to aiding local civilians affected by the violence in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Knights of Columbus organize summer rehabilitation camps for wounded soldiers, war veterans, and their families. They regularly visit the wounded in hospitals, fundraise for first aid equipment, and provide the disabled with free wheelchairs. One Knights of Columbus council in southeastern Ukraine runs a Christian youth summer camp for children living in immediate proximity to the combat zone.

“Our society probably does not yet realize the full scale of trauma caused by the war and that is why we, as a Church and as Knights of Columbus, need to invest so much of our energy and resources into the field of rehabilitation, in order to be able to heal the wounds of our people,” said Shevchuk.

Catholics are a minority in Ukraine, most of the local population are Orthodox Christians. The archbishop said that he was encouraged to see how both Roman and Greek Catholics work together in the Knights of Columbus. He said it shows “a wonderful example of the unity of the Catholic Church in Ukraine, so much needed in Ukrainian society today.”

On August 7, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over the phone, reassuring him of U.S. support for Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity,” according to State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert.

A few weeks earlier, the State Department released the Crimea Declaration calling on Russia to to end its occupation of Crimea, saying, “The United States rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and pledges to maintain this policy until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored.”

In the meantime, the Knights of Columbus in Ukraine will continue to aid the those suffering from the violence.


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I think Ukraine's performance in Quals just put the fear of God into Oleg to get ready for Worlds. Without him, Ukraine might not qualify a full team to the Olympics (or you know... qualify to try to qualify a full team to the Olympics). Hey, Oleg Stepko... it's kind of cold in Siberia, and the Russian team doesn't love you very much. Maybe you should consider moving back to the Ukraine. Russia is ... Russia. The Russian women showed up looking like a different team between Quals and TF. Hopefully, the Russian men will show up to TF looking like the same team. If not, then we will be making Chernobyl jokes for a long time. So happy for Germany (especially Toba), France, Turkey and Italy. I generally forget Italy fields a men's team.
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Выборы на Украине обещают быть интересными, потому что сейчас никто не может сказать, как они точно закончатся. Все ожидают, что появится некий мистер Х, который будет на выборах бороться за президентское кресло с Порошенко и Тимошенко. Кандидатов на эту роль подходит много, но все они, как заявляли ранее эксперты, нужны лишь для отвода глаз. Главный вопрос сегодня в том, кого Вашингтон и Москва поддержат на будущих выборах, которые состоятся 31 марта 2019 года.

Как заявил украинский политолог Дмитрий Фищенко, США уже решили, кого они точно на выборах на Украине не хотят поддерживать – их не устраивает ни Петр Порошено, ни Юлия Тимошенко, поэтому они сейчас ищут альтернативу. Впрочем, по его словам, Россия уже обозначила своего кандидата. Об это он рассказал в эфире украинского телеканала «112».

«Я считаю, что это будет Тимошенко. Вадима Рабиновича, из партии «За жизнь», выпустят на выборы в качестве спойлера, чтобы они с Медведчуком показывали, что Юлия Владимировна пророссийский кандидат, поэтому надо голосовать за нее. Кстати, это будут первые выборы, когда Юрий Бойко не выйдет во второй туре. Во второй тур может пройти только Тимошенко, но не доказано, что она туда пойдет, потому что американские друзья говорят, что у них есть аргументы, чтобы отговорить ее от этого дела. Они хотят, чтобы она уже шла на пенсию, там обкололась еще раз ботоксом и была бабкой Шапокляк на пенсии. Однако это все еще пока под вопросом», - сказал эксперт.

Эксперт: Россия уже определилась, кого будет поддерживать на выборах на Украине

«Украинцы сегодня надеются на появления некого Джокера. Таким персонажем может выступить, например, Вакарчук. Люди готовы за него голосовать, но это потому, что у нас 60% граждан не хотят голосовать за действующую власть, причем категорично. Поэтому, если появится любая альтернатива, они будут голосовать за нее», - заключил Фищенко.

Борис Переломов, Новостное Агентство «Харьков»

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Если уж зарывать границу с Россией, как предложил министр инфраструктуры Украины Владимир Омелян, то надо начать с отказа от российского угля и газа.

Такое мнение на пресс-конференции в Киеве высказал экс-министр ЖКХ Украины Алексей Кучеренко, передает корреспондент «ПолитНавигатора».

Он подверг критике заявление Омеляна о возможном прекращении пассажирского железнодорожного сообщения с Россией.

«Вы хотите кордон? Давайте подумаем, с чего мы начнем. Давайте уголь из России перекроем, который валом идет, давайте трубу газовую перекроем. 3 миллиарда долларов «Укртрансгаз» получает из России – давайте перекроем вонючий этот газ и эти 3 миллиарда долларов с ненавистью.. Что мы там еще покупаем? ТВЭЛЫ.. Это бряцанье лозунгами, да еще в устах министра… Это не полномочия министра, это серьезнейший политический вопрос», – сказал Кучеренко.

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          «Нам надо начать все с чистого листа - с новыми границами и новой Конституцией»: на Украине выступили с неожиданным заявлением о разделении страны      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

На Украине все ждут появления третьего кандидата, который будет бороться на президентских выборах с Петром Порошенко и Юлией Тимошенко – по мнению политологов, они будут являться главными кандидатами на должность главы государства. Однако многие украинцы уже не верят, что в стране пройдут настоящие «выборы». Они уверены, что голоса подсчитают так, как это нужно будет украинским олигархам, естественно, что не бесплатно.

Так, например, по словам львовского журналиста Остапа Дроздова, никакие выборы на Украине не имеют даже малейшего смысла, потому что они уже запрограммированы на переизбрание уже существующих элит. Кроме того, он заявил, что каждый украинский политик, который находится у власти, должен откровенно признаться, что нынешняя Украина является настоящим монстром.

«У нас в стране нет такого политического механизма, который смог бы реально сменить власть. Сегодня выборы надо называть актом легитимизации заговорщиков, никак иначе. У украинцев же на выборах нет выбора, потому что они выбирают из тех, кто более платежеспособен, у кого больше средств на пиар-кампанию. Однако хорошие политики, но неплатежеспособные, которые могли бы заняться страной, попросту не допускаются к ним», - сказал журналист.

«Нам надо начать все с чистого листа - с новыми границами и новой Конституцией»: на Украине выступили с неожиданным заявлением о разделении страны

«Будущие выборы будут выглядеть как соревнования насмерть между плохим и ужасным. Впрочем, их можно называть как угодно, только смысл от этого не изменится. Сегодня не найдется ни одного украинского чиновника, который смог бы просто выйти к народу, чтобы признаться: Уважаемые друзья, мы построили государство-монстра. Его надо полностью переосновать, причем, с чистого листа – с новыми границами и новой Конституцией, потому что в нынешнем виде государство Украина – это зло», - добавил Дроздов.

Видимо, журналист считает, что Украину надо оставить в тех границах, которые она сегодня есть. То есть, Донбасс сделать независимой республикой, а Крым признать на официальном уровне частью России. Впрочем, тогда Польша будет претендовать на Львов, Венгрия на Закарпатье, а Румыния на Буковину. По мнению экспертов, вскоре так и произойдет, потому что только территориями Украина сможет расплатиться по долгам.

Борис Переломов, Новостное Агентство «Харьков»

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Jim and I were walking through an area of displaced commercial property with the idea to buy some stuff. We had no idea in this place of forgotten strip malls and decrepit ventures what was to come next. We heard the cries for help and heard the pack of dogs savagely attacking what at first we thought was a large man. A construction worker, complete with hard hat and safety vest in an empty lot close by. “Get these damn dogs off me!” The dog pack was about 5 strays that had come across Billy in the lot while he was doing his power-line job. He was down. Pushing and kicking and the dogs were all over him. As we ran towards the seen it became apparent the man was big, no huge, at least 400 hundred pounds. The dogs gave way at our approach and ran off in reluctance to leaving their “kill”. I came upon Billy first and noticed the hat laying in the dirt the yellow-stripped safety vest and he was not moving.

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Jim came up next and saw what I saw in disbelief. Billy was covered in fur. Thin in parts and thick in others. He was panting hard from the pain of the dog bites lying prone in the dirt. Billy was a Gorilla! He wore blue workers jeans and a yellow safety vest with stripes and no shirt. He had been bitten on the head, shoulders, torso and legs by the 5 dogs.. As I approached this spectacle, Jim backed away and turned pale white. I reached down to check to see what was up with this person/creature and Jim said out loud, “Don’t touch it!” My reaction having heard the words out of Billy’s mouth was “Call 911, for an ambulance”. Jim complied fumbling with his smart phone, hands shaking and still backing away. I looked down and saw the face of a 400 pound Silver-back mountain gorilla, still not believing what I was seeing. Billy looked up at me and said nothing.The ambulance came tearing up in the dirt and dust and two EMS techs came running over then stopped short maybe 15 feet from where I stood over Billy. “OMG!”  One exclaimed, “WTF is this shit?” He’s hurt, attacked by dogs” I said. You could see the wounds on his fur. I could not tell how badly he was hurt but the look he gave me was one of helplessness. I reached down to check the bites and the second EMS tech must have been on auto-pilot. “Let me see” he said and bent down to check the wounds. They were bad bites but not critical. Having heard Billy speak I asked what is your name? “Billy” he said and coughed up a little spit. Then rolled over and tried to stand. The EMS techs backed away. I asked for them to get the gurney and we between the 4 of us and Jim, reluctantly, loaded him onto the stretcher for the ride to the ER.

(This is a work of fiction.)

“Holy shit it’s an ape!” one EMS tech proclaimed as we drove off. When we arrived I noticed neither tech had informed the hospital of our “patient”. Taking him inside, we were greeted by a profoundly incredulous staff of medical people. The day nurse fainted outright, the other two medical staff stood with jaws dropped as we pushed him into the ER. A on call doctor showed up moments later and had half a sentence, “What do we…….have….” then stood stock still. “Sew him up! he was attacked by a pack of dogs.” I voiced. The doc could not move for 30 seconds then suggested animal control. “For God sake man he’s losing blood! Do something! The doctor became an instant vet so to speak. Billy all the while was awake and looked around like he had never seen the inside of a hospital. He then spoke again. “Thank you”! Everyone in the room fell silent to hearing this.

His injuries were minor compared to what a human being would have endured. They put him in a bed in ICU then the doctor walked in shaking from head to foot. “What the hell did I just do? “You saved a talking Silver-back Gorilla that had been attacked by dogs.” Huh? He said.

Billy meanwhile had been noticed by others and before long “they” showed up. Two men in suits looking like the “Men In Black”. “Who is in charge here?” one said flashing some sort of badge. The on call doc stepped forward, “I am”. You will come with me and you, pointing to me next to the bed, you also. We were hustled into another room, and the door closed behind us.

“You both have seen and heard nothing!” The patient you just brought in here was never here, do I make myself clear? What is going on?” was all I could say at the time. The spook looked long and hard and said “listen very carefully, you have seen nothing, nothing happened here”.

Bullshit! I said, “We brought a full grown talking gorilla into a hospital and you want to make it seem like nothing happened? “

The look on the man’s face changed, he started to look dangerous.

“Sir, this is a national security matter, you have no need to know anything, and do you understand? I said OK to this reluctantly. What else could I say? Besides he was wearing a shoulder holster with a rather nasty looking gun, and sort of made that known.

Billy’s History

In the early 1960’s, the US government was experimenting with a variety of gene therapy and hallucinogenic drugs on subjects that both were aware and unaware of this at the time they became pawns to this experimentation. A primate research center in south western Texas called Area 12 was also being used for research. The center had many animals there imported for use in cancer research and other testing of drugs along with dogs picked up from shelters and the street. Animal research was used to facilitate various issues of such common things as cures for disease and such uncommon things as genetic- based enhancement of the species to see what could be made into a weapon. The USSR was doing the same research in the Ukraine and Siberia at the same time and had gotten far ahead of the USA in this area.

“Billy” was a Silver-back Mountain gorilla used in this research, but I was later told they never gave him any drugs for reasons that will become obvious. It had been shown that mountain gorilla’s had been able to be taught sign language, had cognitive skills far beyond similar primates and also showed reasoning capabilities much like their human counterparts. Billy uttered his first words as a baby with a researcher who at first thought she had heard only a grunt, it later turned out he said the word “more” in that he was asked if he wanted more formula. Later he was thought to just be mimicking words he heard until he independently started making sentences.

It took some tough talking to convince some soulless doctors not to have him dissected and his brain analyzed. He was classified as a Top Secret/SCI code 12 project and transferred to Texas for further study.

Billy rarely vocally communicated his thoughts on matters such as his captivity, instead relied on sign-language to communicate his wants and needs. Scientists from MIT, Psychiatrists from John Hopkins and animal behavior experts were called in to ascertain what and how this creature had come to learn such things and at an incredible pace.

Billy’s reasoning skills were so unique to spin wonder in the mind of scientists of the time. It was later ascertained that somehow his DNA had been spiced with a non-human species as yet unknown to the world. Billy was one of a kind and soon grew up unlike the movies such as “planet of the apes” He had powers beyond his physical strength, mainly psychic and other abilities still to be understood. He was labeled a class “A” being not of this planet but this was wrong thinking. He was merely a enhanced life-form. Enhanced by what means nobody knew but it scared a few people no doubt. As he grew he came to respect and communicate with other life forms. He could communicate with dolphins, had mental transference with elephants and other species. This bothered quite a few doctors and researchers, as they wondered if it also applied to humans.

He was under the watchful eye of special operations security force team. He had his own detail over the next 20 years. First the detail was handpicked to be around him and had to go through training to accept this very odd assignment. His doctors and caretakers consisted of linguists, behavior experts and others. Billy made a friend called Joyce, a animal behavior scientist. Joyce had a PHD in primate studies but also a way with him no other human had. When she passed away from Cancer in the late 1980’s he mourned as a human being would. When they asked him what he was feeling he simply said out loud in English, “Lost, my Joyce”.

Billy had learned cognitive difference and emotional human-like bonding. This further made the scientists concerned as he had gone beyond that which were normal human skills and had abilities to read facial expressions that was at times hard for those around him. Some considered he had ESP and could read minds, instead it was put forth that his knowledge of human body and

facial language and empathy was so acute that he could in micro-seconds know what was about to occur and surmise thoughts..

Billy had a gift of being able to befriend you. It was easy to overlook that the being you were conversing with was not human, weighed 400 + pounds and so on. He never showed any signs of aggression however he could at times show annoyance with his handlers. His security team became so enamored with him he would sometimes play games with them. Once while one of them was standing very close to Billy he looked down and saw his pistol, minutes before in its holster, completely disassembled and neatly laid out on the floor at Billy’s feet. The sentry had absolutely no idea how this could have happened. Others in the room saw no sudden movement. When Billy was asked how he had done this he simply said “Gun’s mojo bad, no work apart”/

He later agreed to not do that again.

In 1991 his security attribute was upgraded to a level 15 Code 2 MAJIC level. NASA was brought in as the active agency overseeing the project. Billy asked for and was given an audience with the tribal elders of the Hopi first nation. At first this seemed a strange request. He asked that no others than the Elders be present at this meeting. After much discussion on security it finally occurred outside. a building in Oraibi, Arizona in May of 1991. I was contacted at this time having nearly forgotten all about Billy or trying to. My life had gone on through a marriage, separation and living in Washington DC at the time. I was told I was requested by Billy but am not sure this was true until I met him again and the expression of warmth and recognition was so overwhelming in his face to make me feel stunned. Hearing him talk in his direct way made me uneasy at first.  My real name will not be used in this story for obvious reasons but the reuniting with Billy went something like this; he used the name Jim, perhaps as that was what he had initially heard when we first met.

I was taken to a room in the building which was sparse except for a shabby sofa and a chair. It had the windows covered and the door into the room was locked behind me. The lighting was good from an opening in the ceiling that was large and showed the sky. The room smelled odd as if Sage had been burned there and a open fire pit was at the center of the room. Billy was sitting near this and as I approached slowly he looked up at me and actually smiled a big smile or this is what I thought I saw. My emotions at this time were all over the map.

Billy: Jim! Friend! Jim! Come sit.

I sat across from him cross-legged on the bare earthen floor. Me: How, What? How is it you request me to come here?

Billy: Do not be feared, It been long time Billy no see Jim. Elders say I bring close friends here at this place.

It amazed me that given his knowledge of English he was direct in his sentence structure not using fancy words or phrases. I when asked a linguist about this later was told Billy had informed him that “Big words like mud in water”.

Me: Have you been treated OK all these years?

Billy: Most good people, some not very smart, some a little crazy like, I here to see the Elders for meeting.

Me: you can speak their language?Billy: I speak with the Elders in way they understand. Me: Why did you request to come here?

Billy looked down at his feet and then up to the opening above us staring with a look I had seen before. It was a sad look and one of concern.

Billy: Jim not sees what is to come, Billy see and Elders too. Much change all around, some good ,some bad, change occur soon.

With those words a light show erupted over the building I can only describe as intense flashing orbs. These zipped over and around the opening then blinked out as if turning off a light switch.

Me: Oh my God, what was that!

Billy: No Fear, no harm to you or others.

With that Billy stood up and as he did the door behind us opened and  many Hopi elders came into the room. They at first looked at me with scowling faces until Billy spoke in Hopi language to them. Their expressions then changed to smiles and laughter and Billy smiled too. I had no idea what was going on having just seen this curious overhead light show. A unmarked black helicopter flew past and Billy told me it would stay away from now on. The Elders sat on the floor opposite Billy who proceeded to talk in their language for a long time. When he finished one of the Elders took me aside and said in English. “You are very blessed to have this one as a spirit helper. He is not what you perceive him to be as animal.” Your people must not stand in his path to block his journey but many will likely try.”

John Moss was one of the Hopi council medicine men. John then returned to the group of Elders and motioned for me to sit down to the left of the  of them. Billy smiled his smile that was disarming to say the least and a little bit unnerving.

Billy then spoke in English perhaps for my benefit.

Billy: Oh wise ones. I here today for blessings from you.  The Great Spirit has been with me always. He shows the change to me to come among you and all others of the Middle World. No fear, no harm, change come soon.

John then talked to Billy in Hopi.

JM: We have made council at your request and thank you for asking our brethren our thoughts on this. We of the Middle World rejoice in this change but know much fear will be shown by those in transition. How can we help them to Alay this fear and keep from doing harm to others?

Billy: Those things you call “Wonders” will help some of you. The beings you call animals will help you. Others who choose not to see will be lost to you for they have given up that which the Great Spirit put inside them for lesser things. For those, I cannot say what at last minute may be for them.

I had never heard Billy talk with such words and phrases before. If you had seen his face and lips moving and hand gestures you would have thought a great Indian Medicine man had come into him or at least overlooked the fact that standing before you was a Talking Gorilla!

JM: It saddens us to hear these things but have seen them in visions as well. When will the others arrive from the Upper World Billy?

Billy: They are already here, but will show of themselves more in coming days.

With that Billy looked up again at the opening in the ceiling and all in the room with him. At first it appeared as a point of silver light high in the sky but as it descended it became a massive globe of metallic silver with rotating and pulsing variations of light around its center. It hovered over the opening perhaps 2000 feet above and at that time started to glow and pulse. Then one of the Elders began to beat a drum and chant. As one by one the others joined in. Billy sat back down and lowered his head as if in prayer. The object caused quite a stir. I was later told as it was seen by those outside the dwelling for miles. Also a curious effect also was seen. All those who saw it gave reports of flashing discharges that occurred unique to each person. When asked

what had occurred, each individual said it was like becoming aware of totality all at once (best description for this as was available at the time).All stated they felt great peace of mind when this occurred and had no longer any fear or apprehension at seeing this what could only be stated as a UFO.

The object stayed stationary for what seemed like a long time then just blinked out. No rapid departure or flight, just a winking out like turning off a light switch. Unknown to those in attendance to this event at the time was another series of occurrences off both the East and West coasts of the US and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida etc. Literally hundreds of thousands of Dolphins and Whales had suddenly showed up close to shore many leaping out of the water. The dolphins made such a racket that they could be heard many miles inland. The Wales caused shipping and pleasure boaters to stop moving for fear of being capsized. Animals even in City Zoos were affected with Bears, Tigers, and others all behaving unlike anyone had ever seen before. Large packs of wild wolves in the Northern Canadian provinces started howling in unison. Large flocks of birds were seen. Even pets, dogs and cats were affected. The second the object blinked out all this activity ceased. The Whales and Dolphins returned to deeper waters, the zoo animals went back to their business and things became “normal” again. At first no one could associate the event in Oraibi with this but it was later seen that geomagnetic anomalies were recorded in these areas that coincided with the high strangeness in Arizona.

Something else happened that later had bearing on these events. Billy’s security team went into high alert mode. Billy bid farewell to his Hopi friends and he had more than a few of his standard security men around him. Their posture was also defensive with automatic weapons at the ready. This bothered me as it could only be concluded there was info of a threat to Billy made to them somehow.

“I am the Right Hand of God!”

I went with the others to Billy’s new location at the request of him and his security team. Once there things seemed to get a little less tense. The building was outside a compound somewhere near Area 12 in Texas. All scientists and NASA personnel were screened for weapons at a checkpoint before they could enter the compound. A few days later started like the ones before. Billy was outside in a area created for him with trees a very pleasant man-made pond with a fountain. Birds were singing and the first rays of light of the new day had broken through some cloud cover. Out of the building came a man in a white lab coat carrying what seemed to be an instrument in both hands. The look on his face was one of determination. He had overpowered a sentry at the door and had walked maybe 20 feet towards Billy when the shots rang out. This took him down in a lump as he dropped the thing he was carrying. That was when I saw it had wires and a blinking light on it. Billy ran towards me with a look of determination as he grabbed me up with one arm and both of us went flying behind a Jersey barrier. Seconds later the most horrendous explosion occurred that caused a shock wave that took the top off the barrier and showered us with debris and dust. Billy and I crouched there for what seemed like minutes as we heard increasing shouts coming from the direction of the blast. The scientist was gone, blown to bits. Security men were on us and checking Billy for injuries and asking if I was OK. What the Hell just happened?  “Sir we have been watching Prof. Johnson for weeks now ever since his wife contacted us about the letter he sent her soon after Oraibi.” “What letter?”

I later was told Prof. Johnson had sent his wife a single sheet of paper with the words “I am the Right hand of God” written on it. She told security that her husband had called her before the letter stating that Billy was an abomination and needed to be destroyed, that God had talked to him and entrusted him to do this and that he would be seen as a savior to mankind. In his delusional state of mind he had not even let his wife speak and simply hung up and the letter then followed. When asked by security about his phone call he simply said “My wife has a drinking problem, I am sorry you had to find out about it in this way” needless to say in a background check the good Prof. came up clean as rain and never was suspected of having been institutionalized at the age of 14 in a psychiatric facility in Georgia in 1976. His parents were later told his issues had been resolved and he was “cured”.  Because he was underage at the time no records came to light in his background investigation.

Security around Billy from that day on was tight. Billy seemed to be saddened by this but took it in stride. The strange meeting with the Hopi elders, the animal event and the attempt on his life seemed to slowly fade as he asked to be able to get out more and do “chores” as he called them. When asked why he felt he needed to do this he simply said “make me smile again”. At first everyone was in agreement to not allow this to occur. But slowly given Billy’s ways of affecting people they reneged and he was allowed to do lineman’s work usually in rural unpopulated areas under the watchful eyes of his security team. He had a gift of being able to isolate telephone and cable outages and repair these easily. Of course the company that contracted out to have him do the service was given a false picture and statement that the person doing the work was a former tech but was under the witness protection program of the US Marshall’s service. It mattered little as the contract award was in the tens of millions of dollars, for that money the owner said he would hire a chimpanzee! The calls came in and Billy was shuttled to areas all over the southwest. He had to wear a custom made coverall jumpsuit and hardhat. Billy I think in his boredom just really enjoyed doing something useful and being outside everyday he was going somewhere different however remote or isolated.

For all his abilities he still kept a great sense of humor. One of his men on his security team freaked a bit when he opened up his thermal lunch bag to find a live baby iguana pop up. Billy actually laughed and the mood of these professional soldiers also took a roll into smiles and comments on how SGT so and so had a wife who couldn’t cook very well. Still Billy seemed at times to gaze out at night at the stars as if waiting for something or someone. That day came in 2013.

For all his abilities he still kept a great sense of humor. One of his men on his security team freaked a bit when he opened up his thermal lunch bag to find a live baby iguana pop up. Billy actually laughed and the mood of these professional soldiers also took a roll into smiles and comments on how SGT so and so had a wife who couldn’t cook very well. Still Billy seemed at times to gaze out at night at the stars as if waiting for something or someone. That day came in 2013.

“The Tipping Point”

When Billy was asked about the meaning of the ship seen at Oraibi he simply stated “Friends”. When pressed on this he gave nothing vocalized words in an unknown language. He also had evolved to the point where he used telepathy at times instead of words to speak directly into the minds of those around him. For most this was not a problem but you did have to be careful as to what you were thinking!

Billy’s last days were like all the others before them with his “chores” and return to the compound. Then he simply disappeared. Search teams were sent out in a 25 mile radius to no avail. Government types were postulating on perhaps an inside job of kidnapping but soon gave up on this idea. His security team as bewildered as the rest were debriefed and later sent to other duties. The Area 12 site was closed and shuttered and fenced off with signs that said “US Government Property, Unauthorized Personnel beyond this point are subject to arrest and deadly force is authorized” and they meant it. I went back to my life as an IT guy and later retired having wondered what happened to Billy and why he so suddenly had gone missing. Then one morning I heard a voice come from my living room.

Billy sat on my sofa in my apartment like he had walked through the door with a key. I was living alone at the time and the door was always locked behind me. At first I about dropped dead of surprise, he then stated:

Billy doing his “Zen” thing.

 

“Jim, Billy no fear, mean no harm, missed you” He was voicing these words with his own tongue.“You surprised to see Billy?”

“Hell yes, what happened in Texas? Where did you go and where have you been?” Billy: Friends came got me, went up with them. They are you say, my parents.

Me: Are you telling me you come from another world? Billy: No I born here but conceived up there

Me: Why are you back here now?

Billy: In two of your years the change to your world will come about. Many others like me are just now being born now and many of your young ones have been gifted with this change already and I am preparing them for this. A tipping point has become. All life here will change

Me: Are you talking the end of the world? Billy: The beginning of a New One.

 

 With that the apartment filled with a bright bluish-white light so intense it was blinding. When I could see again he was gone. It was then that I became aware that my movements had been under a watchful eye over the last few years as a a team of heavily armed men broke down the door. As they told me not to move others went room to room calling out “Clear”. When the leader came back in the living room his words were “Where is he?” All I could think to say was “He’s gone”. I was taken to a room somewhere and spent the next few hours describing my movements of the last 48 hours which was meaningless in light of what had happened. When I told them what Billy had relayed to me, a look of abject fear overcame every face in the room. I was then unceremoniously kicked to the curb and told to say nothing about what happened to anyone and that I was still under surveillance. It had seemed that since I first met Billy, things had come full circle.

When I returned to the apartment it was in shambles. All my furniture had been destroyed and papers were tossed about. Even my car had been broken into. At that point what else could I do but start to write down the events I am relating to the reader now. The two years Billy mentioned are about to come to the end and I am not aware of anything catastrophic looming on the horizon. Why I was made a part of this bizarre series of plays I cannot fathom. Billy no doubt knows more of what lies ahead for us than we can even imagine.

Here are various pictures taken of Billy over the time he was with me. Most were taken unawares of the project team. Some were released under a cover story by those in the know to keep others off the trail of the true nature of Billy and his time here.

 

 

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Undated photo of (Billy) Declassified NASA photo archive FOUO 2013

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Moscow is fuming over the latest sanctions triggered yesterday by President Trump, which could carry significant diplomatic and economic consequences.

Between the lines: This is another punch landed by a man who seemed reluctant to throw it. Trump took this step after missing a deadline and absorbing pressure from Congress, particularly in the wake of his jarring performance alongside Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. He has tweeted about Russia today, but it was to condemn witch hunts rather than the use of chemical weapons.


How it happened...

In March, the Trump administration accused Russia of culpability in the nerve agent attack on Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England. That put the wheels in motion...

  • The House Foreign Affairs committee requested a formal determination within 60 days as to whether Russia had illegally used chemical weapons, under the terms of a 1991 law which lays out sanctions for countries that do so.
  • That deadline came and went, but Rep. Ed Royce, the committee’s Republican chairman, prodded Trump on the matter in a July 26 letter, requesting a determination by August 9. Yesterday, August 8, Secretary of State Pompeo issued that determination.
  • That triggered an initial batch of sanctions, which will be of little practical effect. A second round of harder-hitting sanctions looms if Russia fails to make certain assurances on chemical weapons that, let's face it, it's not going to make.

What to watch: In phase two, Trump could cut off nearly all trade with Russia and block its state airline, Aeroflot, from landing in the U.S., per NBC’s Josh Lederman. The administration will likely decide not to escalate matters that far.

  • Mark Simakovsky of the Atlantic Council says Russia remains confident "Trump will ultimately be a brake on the fundamental breakdown of relations," no matter how far members of Congress and some in his administration want to push things.

Between the lines: Trump's reluctance to confront the Kremlin threatens to defang his own administration's policies, while those same policies are undercutting his attempts to improve relations with Russia.

  • Trump has already expelled 60 diplomats and closed a Russian consulate in Seattle over the Skripal attack, but reportedly protested to aides when that response turned out to far exceed steps allies took.
  • In December, Trump agreed to provide lethal weaponry to Ukraine in Kiev’s fight against Russian-backed separatists. Since then, Trump has blamed Barack Obama rather than Putin for Russia’s incursions into Ukraine, and reportedly told fellow world leaders in June that Crimea is Russian because everyone there speaks Russian.
  • Last August, Trump signed into law sanctions designed to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. But he privately fumed about Congress forcing his hand, and slow-walked the implementation process.

The bottom line: Trump came into office considering rolling back Obama's sanctions, rather than imposing new ones. Yet the punishments keep piling up on his watch.

"How is this administration taking tough actions on Russia while the president actively avoids them? That’s the question everyone is trying to answer."
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Updated at 7:16 p.m. ET President Trump is calling on the Group of 7 to readmit Russia to the group of leading economic powers, saying "we should have Russia at the negotiating table." Moscow was kicked out of the group, then the G-8, four years ago after it annexed Crimea. It had been invited to join the group in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But after Russia's intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, Western leaders sought to isolate Vladimir Putin's government. The G-7 is made up of the U.S. and allies Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Trump, talking to reporters as he left the White House for this weekend's G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, asked, "Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?" He went on: "Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, we have a world to run." It's the latest in a number of friendly gestures Trump has made toward Putin, and Russia, which U.S. intelligence
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At this point, it seems like every so-called consumer smart device―fromrouters andbaby monitors to connected thermostats andgarage door openers―has been shown to have vulnerabilities . But that same security crisis has also played out on a macro scale, exposing municipal works and public safety sensors to manipulation that could destabilize traffic lights, undermine radiation sensors, or even create a calamity like causing a dam to overflow because of tainted water level data.

Researchers from IBM Security and data security firm Threatcare looked at sensor hubs from three companies―Libelium, Echelon, and Battelle―that sell systems to underpin smart city schemes. Smart city spending worldwide is estimated to reach about $81 billion globally in 2018, and the three companies all have different areas of influence. Echelon, for example, is one of the top suppliers of smart street lighting deployments in the world.

Fundamentally, though, the systems the researchers analyzed are similar. By setting up an array of sensors and integrating their data, a municipality can get more nuanced insight into how to solve interconnected problems. These sensors monitor things like weather, air quality, traffic, radiation, and water levels, and can be used to automatically inform fundamental services like traffic and street lights, security systems, and emergency alerts.

'When they fail, it could cause damage to life and livelihood.'

Daniel Crowley, IBM X-Force Red

That last one might sound familiar; an accidental missile alert in January sent Hawaii's residents scrambling, while a hack set off Dallas's tornado sirens last year. In fact, those incidents and others like it inspired Daniel Crowley of IBM X-Force Red and Jennifer Savage of Threatcare to investigate these systems in the first place. What they found dismayed them. In just their initial survey, the researchers found a total of 17 new vulnerabilities in products from the three companies, including eight critical flaws.

“The reason we wanted to focus on hubs was that if you control the central authority that runs the whole show then you can manipulate a lot of information that’s being passed around,” Crowley says. “It appears to be a huge area of vulnerability, and the stakes are high when we’re talking about putting computers in everything and giving them important jobs like public safety and management of industrial control systems. When they fail, it could cause damage to life and livelihood and when we’re not putting the proper security and privacy measures in place bad things can happen, especially with a motivated and resourced attackers.”

The researchers found basic vulnerabilities, like guessable default passwords that would make it easy for an attacker to access a device, along with bugs that could allow an attacker to inject malicious software commands, and others that would allow an attacker to sidestep authentication checks.

Many smart city schemes also use the open internet, rather than an internal city network, to connect sensors or relay data to the cloud, potentially leaving devices exposed publicly for anyone to find. Simple checks on IoT crawlers like Shodan and Censys yielded thousands of vulnerable smart city products deployed in the wild. The researchers contacted officials from a major US city that they found using vulnerable devices to monitor traffic, and a European country with at-risk radiation detectors.

"I live in a city that’s starting to implement smart city devices," Threatcare's Savage says. "We bought a house here and we can choose not to have IoT devices in our home, we can go out of our way to buy a dumb TV not a smart TV. But I can’t control if there are street lights with cameras baked into them right outside my house and I have no control over the vehicle hub that my city might be using. It gets to me as a security researcher that a city might be making these types of decisions for me."

The three companies have made patches available for all 17 bugs. Echelon, whose smart city offerings include not just lighting but also building automation and transportation, says it collaborated with IBM to resolve its issues. "Echelon confirmed the vulnerability, developed mitigation solutions, notified customers, and informed DHS ICS-CERT," spokesperson Thomas Cook told WIRED, referring to the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which tracks vulnerabilities.

Battelle spokesperson Katy Delaney noted that the group is a technology development nonprofit, and that the vulnerability IBM researchers found was in an open source smart city hub collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration that hasn't yet been deployed. "We appreciate IBM bringing their considerable resources to bear in finding these potential security issues," Delaney told WIRED. "We wanted feedback and we appreciate the scrutiny, improvement, and help." Libelium, a Spanish company with extensive smart city offerings, could not be reached for comment.

'It gets to me as a security researcher that a city might be making these types of decisions for me.'

Jennifer Savage, Threatcare

While having patches available for all the flaws is a crucial step, the researchers note the importance of raising awareness about these problems to make sure that municipalities are prioritizing patching, which organizations so often don’t . The smart city hubs the researchers looked at don’t have automatic update capabilities, a common setup on industrial control devices since a buggy update could destabilize vital infrastructure . But the downside is that every entity using these products will need to proactively apply the patches, or devices in the wild will continue to be vulnerable.

And while the researchers emphasize that they don't have evidence of any of the bugs they found being abused, they did discover that someone posted an exploit for one of the flaws on a hacker forum in August 2015. "There are people out there who aren’t white hat hackers who have had at least one of these exploits for ages and who knows what they’ve done with it," Savage says. "This is something that people have been looking into."

Industrial control hacking has recently become a major focus of nation state attackers, for instance, with Russia taking the most prolific known interest. State-sponsored Russian hackers haveprobed US grid and election infrastructure and have wreaked havoc overseas, causing two blackouts in Ukraine and compromising payment systems in the country with malware campaigns. As the risk grows worldwide, US officials have increasingly acknowledged the vulnerability of US infrastructure, and agencies like the Department of Homeland Security are scrambling to implement systemic safeguards.

Cities will continue to invest in smart technology. Hopefully as they do, they'll appreciate that more data will often mean more risks―and that those vulnerabilities aren't always easy to fix.

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Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning,

Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran.

At the same time, the country of Russia is more than Mr. Putin, despite his authoritarian and heavy-handed methods. Russia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, with a GDP in excess of $1.5 trillion, larger than many developed economies such as Australia (No. 13), Spain (No. 14) and the Netherlands (No. 18).

Its export sector produces a positive balance of trade for Russia, currently running at over $16 billion per month. Russia has not had a trade deficit in over 20 years. Russia is also the world’s largest oil producer, with output of 10.6 million barrels per day, larger than both Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Russia has the largest landmass of any country in the world and a population of 144 million people, the ninth largest of any country. Russia is also the third-largest gold-producing nation in the world, with total production of 250 tons per year, about 8% of total global output and solidly ahead of the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

Russia is highly competitive in the export of nuclear power plants, advanced weaponry, space technology, agricultural products and it has an educated workforce.

Russia’s government debt-to-GDP ratio is 12.6%, which is trivial compared with 253% for Japan, 105% for the United States and 68% for Germany. Russia’s external dollar-denominated debt is also quite low compared with the huge dollar-debt burdens of other emerging-market economies such as Turkey, Indonesia and China.

Under the steady leadership of central bank head Elvira Nabiullina, the Central Bank of Russia has rebuilt its hard currency reserves after those reserves were severely depleted in 2015 following the collapse in oil prices that began in 2014.

Total gold reserves rose from 1,275 tons in July 2015 to about 2,000 tons today. Russia’s gold-to-GDP ratio is the highest in the world and more than double those of the U.S. and China.

In short, Russia is a country to be reckoned with despite the intense dislike for its leader from Western powers. It can be disliked but it cannot be ignored.

Russia is even more important geopolitically than these favorable metrics suggest. Russia and the U.S. are likely to improve relations and move closer together despite the current animosity over election meddling and the attempted murders of ex-Russian spies.

The reason for this coming thaw has to do with the dynamics of global geopolitics. There are only three countries in the world that are rightly regarded as primary powers — the U.S., Russia and China. These three are the only superpowers. Some analysts may be surprised to see Russia on the superpower list, but the facts are indisputable.

More to the point, Russia is a nuclear superpower at least on par with the United States and well ahead of China, France, the U.K. and other nuclear powers.

All others are secondary powers (U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Israel, etc.) or tertiary powers (Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.). This strategic reality sets up a predictable three-party dynamic.

In any three-party dynamic, whether it’s a poker game or a struggle for global control, the dynamic is simple. Two of the powers align explicitly or implicitly against the third. The two-aligned powers refrain from using their power against each other in order to conserve it for use against the third power.

Meanwhile, the third power, the “odd man out,” suffers from having to expend military and economic resources to fend off adventurism by both of its opponents with no help from either.

China is the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. because of its economic and technological advances and its ambition to push the U.S. out of the Western Pacific sphere of influence. Russia may be a threat to some of its neighbors, but it is far less of a threat to U.S. strategic interests.

Therefore, a logical balance of power in the world would be for the U.S. and Russia to find common ground in the containment of China and to jointly pursue the reduction of Chinese power.

One of the keys to U.S. foreign policy the last 50 or 60 years has been to make sure that Russia and China never form an alliance. Keeping them separated was key, but China and Russia are forging stronger ties through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a military and economic treaty – and the BRICS institutions.

The BRICS analogs to the IMF and the World Bank, critical infrastructure, bilateral trade deals, bilateral currency swaps, arms sales, etc.

Meanwhile, the U.S. finds itself at odds with both Russia and China over different issues. Who’s on the losing end of that? Obviously, the United States.

This two-against-one strategic alignment of China and Russia against the U.S. is a strategic blunder by the U.S.

The United States has largely withdrawn from the Middle East while Russia has stepped in on Syria and elsewhere, China is expanding in the South China Sea, and Russia is expanding on its periphery. They have each other’s back, and the U.S. is the odd man out.

But the Russian/Chinese relationship can be exploited. China and Russia have a history of conflicting interests, despite the fact that they were both communist during the Cold War.

The two countries had a number of border skirmishes in the 1960s, and one in 1969 was particularly serious. According to a senior Soviet defector to the United States, “The Politburo was terrified that the Chinese might make a large-scale intrusion into Soviet territory.”

The Soviets even considered a preemptive nuclear attack on Chinese nuclear facilities. Soviet officials advised Washington of the possibility, but the U.S. response was firm, warning that any nuclear attack would possibly lead to World War III.

The point being, there are fissures in the Chinese-Russian relationship that the U.S. could exploit.

For another thing, the U.S. and Russia are the first and second largest energy producers in the world. Saudi Arabia is the third largest energy producer in the world. If you put the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia in a loose alliance, they dominate the energy markets. They can cut you off, they can supply, they can set prices.

Who needs energy the most? China.

China has very little oil or natural gas. It does have coal, but if you’ve been to Beijing lately, you know it looks black at noon because the air is so bad and you can’t breathe it. Pulmonary disease is becoming fairly common. They’re literally choking themselves to death. So, Russia, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia acting jointly have China completely at their mercy.

But the U.S. presently has no relationship with Russia to help back up our position against China. It’s two-against-one, and the U.S. is the odd man out — thanks to U.S. political dysfunction and the media.

In a three-handed poker game, if you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker. Trump will try to make China the odd man out. Very few people seem to get this.

As China’s power expands and as U.S. power is put to the test in Asia, it is likely that the U.S. will correct its recent strategic shortsightedness and find ways to work with Russia. Or at least it should. This will not be done out of wishful thinking about the true nature of Putin or his regime but as a simple matter of geopolitical necessity.


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Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning,

Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran.

At the same time, the country of Russia is more than Mr. Putin, despite his authoritarian and heavy-handed methods. Russia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, with a GDP in excess of $1.5 trillion, larger than many developed economies such as Australia (No. 13), Spain (No. 14) and the Netherlands (No. 18).

Its export sector produces a positive balance of trade for Russia, currently running at over $16 billion per month. Russia has not had a trade deficit in over 20 years. Russia is also the world’s largest oil producer, with output of 10.6 million barrels per day, larger than both Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Russia has the largest landmass of any country in the world and a population of 144 million people, the ninth largest of any country. Russia is also the third-largest gold-producing nation in the world, with total production of 250 tons per year, about 8% of total global output and solidly ahead of the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

Russia is highly competitive in the export of nuclear power plants, advanced weaponry, space technology, agricultural products and it has an educated workforce.

Russia’s government debt-to-GDP ratio is 12.6%, which is trivial compared with 253% for Japan, 105% for the United States and 68% for Germany. Russia’s external dollar-denominated debt is also quite low compared with the huge dollar-debt burdens of other emerging-market economies such as Turkey, Indonesia and China.

Under the steady leadership of central bank head Elvira Nabiullina, the Central Bank of Russia has rebuilt its hard currency reserves after those reserves were severely depleted in 2015 following the collapse in oil prices that began in 2014.

Total gold reserves rose from 1,275 tons in July 2015 to about 2,000 tons today. Russia’s gold-to-GDP ratio is the highest in the world and more than double those of the U.S. and China.

In short, Russia is a country to be reckoned with despite the intense dislike for its leader from Western powers. It can be disliked but it cannot be ignored.

Russia is even more important geopolitically than these favorable metrics suggest. Russia and the U.S. are likely to improve relations and move closer together despite the current animosity over election meddling and the attempted murders of ex-Russian spies.

The reason for this coming thaw has to do with the dynamics of global geopolitics. There are only three countries in the world that are rightly regarded as primary powers — the U.S., Russia and China. These three are the only superpowers. Some analysts may be surprised to see Russia on the superpower list, but the facts are indisputable.

More to the point, Russia is a nuclear superpower at least on par with the United States and well ahead of China, France, the U.K. and other nuclear powers.

All others are secondary powers (U.K., France, Germany, Japan, Israel, etc.) or tertiary powers (Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, etc.). This strategic reality sets up a predictable three-party dynamic.

In any three-party dynamic, whether it’s a poker game or a struggle for global control, the dynamic is simple. Two of the powers align explicitly or implicitly against the third. The two-aligned powers refrain from using their power against each other in order to conserve it for use against the third power.

Meanwhile, the third power, the “odd man out,” suffers from having to expend military and economic resources to fend off adventurism by both of its opponents with no help from either.

China is the greatest geopolitical threat to the U.S. because of its economic and technological advances and its ambition to push the U.S. out of the Western Pacific sphere of influence. Russia may be a threat to some of its neighbors, but it is far less of a threat to U.S. strategic interests.

Therefore, a logical balance of power in the world would be for the U.S. and Russia to find common ground in the containment of China and to jointly pursue the reduction of Chinese power.

One of the keys to U.S. foreign policy the last 50 or 60 years has been to make sure that Russia and China never form an alliance. Keeping them separated was key, but China and Russia are forging stronger ties through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – a military and economic treaty – and the BRICS institutions.

The BRICS analogs to the IMF and the World Bank, critical infrastructure, bilateral trade deals, bilateral currency swaps, arms sales, etc.

Meanwhile, the U.S. finds itself at odds with both Russia and China over different issues. Who’s on the losing end of that? Obviously, the United States.

This two-against-one strategic alignment of China and Russia against the U.S. is a strategic blunder by the U.S.

The United States has largely withdrawn from the Middle East while Russia has stepped in on Syria and elsewhere, China is expanding in the South China Sea, and Russia is expanding on its periphery. They have each other’s back, and the U.S. is the odd man out.

But the Russian/Chinese relationship can be exploited. China and Russia have a history of conflicting interests, despite the fact that they were both communist during the Cold War.

The two countries had a number of border skirmishes in the 1960s, and one in 1969 was particularly serious. According to a senior Soviet defector to the United States, “The Politburo was terrified that the Chinese might make a large-scale intrusion into Soviet territory.”

The Soviets even considered a preemptive nuclear attack on Chinese nuclear facilities. Soviet officials advised Washington of the possibility, but the U.S. response was firm, warning that any nuclear attack would possibly lead to World War III.

The point being, there are fissures in the Chinese-Russian relationship that the U.S. could exploit.

For another thing, the U.S. and Russia are the first and second largest energy producers in the world. Saudi Arabia is the third largest energy producer in the world. If you put the U.S., Russia, and Saudi Arabia in a loose alliance, they dominate the energy markets. They can cut you off, they can supply, they can set prices.

Who needs energy the most? China.

China has very little oil or natural gas. It does have coal, but if you’ve been to Beijing lately, you know it looks black at noon because the air is so bad and you can’t breathe it. Pulmonary disease is becoming fairly common. They’re literally choking themselves to death. So, Russia, the U.S., and Saudi Arabia acting jointly have China completely at their mercy.

But the U.S. presently has no relationship with Russia to help back up our position against China. It’s two-against-one, and the U.S. is the odd man out — thanks to U.S. political dysfunction and the media.

In a three-handed poker game, if you don’t know who the sucker is, you’re the sucker. Trump will try to make China the odd man out. Very few people seem to get this.

As China’s power expands and as U.S. power is put to the test in Asia, it is likely that the U.S. will correct its recent strategic shortsightedness and find ways to work with Russia. Or at least it should. This will not be done out of wishful thinking about the true nature of Putin or his regime but as a simple matter of geopolitical necessity.


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I visited Ukraine earlier this year. My choice of flights from the U.S. were either on Turkish Airways with a stop in Istanbul, or Lot Polish Airlines with a stop in Warsaw. Although it was several hundred dollars cheaper to fly through Istanbul, I chose Warsaw instead. When one of my Ukrainian friends asked me why, I said I had no desire to go to a country where the dictator just jailed 50,000 people he didn't like. What if he decided he didn't like me? She quickly saw my point.
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The last few years have been viewed as a relative liberalisation in Belarusian public life. It seems this is coming to an end. 

Law enforcement search the offices of Tut.by, 7 August. Source: Tut.by. After the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in 2014, Belarus gradually began to shed its image as the “last dictatorship of Europe”. The country’s relative liberalisation was expressed through a decreasing level of repression against activists and politicians.

For Belarus’ independent press, though, the rules of the game have only got worse. Media that didn’t profess a clear political position could rely on a relative level of freedom. But everything changed overnight on 7 and 8 August, when Belarusian law enforcement conducted searches at five editorial offices — including Tut.by and BelaPAN, two of the country’s biggest media resources.

In Belarus, a journalist’s work was always complicated by a range of legal restrictions. A favourite method of pressure is fining non-accredited journalists working for foreign media — any freelancer can fall foul of this. In this year alone, journalists working for Belsat TV channel, which broadcasts from Poland, have been fined in Belarusian courts 70 times at a cost of $25,000. Moreover, the homes of Belsat journalists are regularly searched by Belarusian law enforcement.

In parallel, the authorities have strengthened legislation governing the work of online media. A new packet of amendments on Belarus’ media law was accepted by parliament in the first reading in April 2018. In order to recognise a site as an online media, editorial offices now have undergo an official registration process, which includes a range of formalities — the editor should be a Belarusian citizen with five years of experience, the publication should have a separate legal entity and so on. Without registration, employees of an online media will not be treated as journalists — which means they cannot receive official accreditation, request officials for comment or cover mass public events.

It’s obvious that the authorities knew that these arrests would cause international concern — and that this contradicts their attempts to change the image of the country

These new legislative changes also propose introducing authentication measures for commentators on online forums. Media owners are now responsible if users post banned content — which is defined very vaguely — on sites under their control. Media experts agree that these amendments are designed to force commercial competitors out in favour of Belarusian state media. This is partially confirmed by President Lukashenka’s own words in February when he appointed new managers to the state broadcasting company and Soviet Belarus newspaper. 

Over the past year, two of Belarus’ biggest opposition websites have been blocked — Charter 97 and Belarusian Partisan. The Partisan website managed to re-open after changing its domain name, but Charter 97 remains inaccessible to the majority of residents of Belarus. Then, at the beginning of August, the authorities targeted Tut.by and BelaPAN.

An investigation into these media groups was triggered by a statement made by the director of the state news agency BelTA, whose clients were experiencing difficulties accessing a subscription newsletter. Ten people, including Deutsche Welle journalist Paulyuk Bykowski, were detained on the pretext that journalists at private media were accessing this resource via other people’s accounts. Five people were released as suspects, and five were detained for three days. Judging by investigation materials released by state media on the first day of arrests, this operation was prepared in advance.

In and of itself, journalists being detained in Belarus is nothing unusual. Employees of opposition and independent media are detained regularly at public protests. But there’s never been this kind of direct interference in editorial work before, and this latest incident is different for a number of reasons.

First, the media that have been targeted. Tut.by is the most popular news website in Belarus. It is still the number one resource, despite fierce competition from Russian media. The site has been criticised by Lukashenka on several occasions. Its editorial policy is neutral, though it regularly publishes texts with criticism of the actions of state institutions. Since the website was set up in 2000, there’s never been a single search by law enforcement.

The other media targeted, BelaPAN, is the oldest private news agency in Belarus. It is a classic professional media, which has a critical position on the authorities, but does not support any political movement.

Second, all previous instances of mass pressure on Belarusian media have been connected to protest waves and direct criticism of the president. These detentions took place against a calm political background: there’s no mass protests being held, nor are any planned. Likewise, neither Tut, nor BelaPan have published any articles that exceed the current status quo in public life.

It’s obvious that the authorities knew that these arrests would cause international concern — and that this contradicts their attempts to change the image of the country. Most likely, in order to calm the situation, Minsk will end up solving this problem which it has  created itself. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson has already stated that the situation “bears no relation to issues of freedom of speech”. The journalists will be released, and the criminal investigation will be stopped after damages have been awarded. But the security services, after analysing the contents of the journalists’ hard disks, will have new ways of pressuring editors’ further — and the already limited freedom that Belarusian journalists enjoy will be reduced.

One of the most likely versions of why this is happening proposes this is another attempt at establishing control over mass media before the Belarusian presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019-2020. But it could end up having the opposite effect. It’s unlikely state media can take the place of commercial operations, and competitors from Russia will come and occupy this newly liberated niche — and the Belarusian authorities don’t have much in the way of influencing these outlets.

 

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          Apple Pay Gains Momentum With Estimated 250 Million Users, 200% Transaction Growth Predicted Next Year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An estimated 31 percent of iPhone users have made a purchase with Apple Pay in the past year, up from 25 percent a year ago, according to a new Apple Pay estimates shared today by Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster.

Apple Pay now has an estimated 252 million users, equating to 31 percent of the active installed iPhone base, according to Munster.


Apple does not provide official details on how many people use Apple Pay, but in a recent earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there were upwards of 1 billion Apple Pay transactions in Q3 2018, triple the amount from a year ago.

Based on these figures combined with past Apple reports of yearly Apple Pay growth, Munster expects transaction growth of 200 percent over the course of the next 12 months.


Bank adoption of Apple Pay is also growing steadily, and during the same earnings call, Apple announced that 4,900 banks support the feature. The number of banks supporting Apple Pay has increased by 1,701 since the December quarter, marking a 55 percent growth in North America, 141 percent in Asia, and 370 percent in Europe.

Munster believes that just 20 percent of global smartphone users use their phone as a wallet, a number that he expects to rise to 80 percent in the future.

Apple is well-poised to position the iPhone as the premium digital wallet on the market given that it's the only digital wallet option "with all five payment pillars" defined as mobile, desktop, in-app, peer to peer, and point of sale.

Munster says Apple Pay is much more popular overseas, with 85 percent of users being international compared to 15 percent in the United States. Apple Pay is estimated to have 38 million users in the U.S. and 215 million in the 20+ other countries where Apple Pay is available.


Apple Pay works in retail locations with the Apple Watch and iPhone, and in apps and on the web with iPhone, iPad, and Mac. As of iOS 11.3, Apple also supports Apple Pay Cash payments, a feature that is currently limited to the United States.

Apple Pay is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Russia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE, Brazil, Ukraine, Norway, and Poland at the current time, and it is also set to expand to Germany later this year.

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Apple Pay has picked up a new batch of banks and credit unions, this time in the United States, Russia and the Ukraine, where you can pay with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. The United States financial institutions are as follows: Bank of Holland Bank Of Walker County CapStar Bank Edge Federal Credit Union […]
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Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


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          «Ни копейки не получите!» Россия не должна платить компенсаций Польше, Украине и Прибалтике      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

После распада Советского Союза среди политически и экономически несостоятельных государств Восточной Европы стало модно требовать от России, которую они считают наследницей советского государства, компенсаций и выплат за мнимый ущерб, нанесенный «советской оккупацией». Среди подобных «требователей» – все прибалтийские республики, Польша, Грузия, Украина. Так, страны Прибалтики давно и безнадежно требуют от России компенсировать им последствия «оккупации», под которой они понимают советский период в истории Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии, длившийся с 1940 по 1990 годы.

За полвека «оккупации» прибалтийские республики из отсталых аграрных государств, «задворок Европы», превратились в развитые регионы СССР. Те из нас, кто постарше, прекрасно помнят, что Прибалтика в целом жила гораздо лучше, чем другие союзные республики, не говоря уже о большинстве областей РСФСР. И причиной тому было не только географическое положение с выходом на Балтийское море, но и колоссальные средства, которые Москва вливала в развитие балтийских портов, промышленных предприятий, сельского хозяйства, объектов социальной инфраструктуры.

В пользу Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии перераспределялись ресурсы РСФСР и других союзных республик, того же Казахстана. В Риге или Таллине жилось и значимо свободнее, чем в других городах Советского Союза. О многом, что имели тогда прибалты, жители остального Союза могли только мечтать. Вряд ли можно говорить и о каких-то притеснениях выходцев из этих республик – они имели возможность делать карьеры на государственной, партийной, военной службе, чем многие из них успешно пользовались, занимая достаточно серьезные посты в советской властной иерархии.

Но все равно в прибалтийских республиках говорят о советской оккупации и, более того, требуют от современной России возместить им многомиллиардные издержки, которые якобы имели место из-за последствий вхождения Прибалтики в состав Советского Союза. Например, в Эстонии в свое время даже существовала специальная комиссия для расследования «репрессивной политики оккупационного режима» (завершила работу в 2004 году).
 
Латвия потребовала от России 185 млрд евро – именно в такую сумму якобы обошлось стране ее вхождение в состав советского государства. Эдмунд Станкевич, возглавлявший латвийскую комиссию, договорился до того, что назвал построенные в советское время в Латвии типовые жилые дома некрасивыми и уродующими исконный латвийский ландшафт. Таким образом, даже факт наличия построенных в советское время жилых, промышленных, транспортных и иных объектов власти современных прибалтийских стран расценивают как вред, подчеркивая, что СССР якобы сделал хуже, чем было.

Аналогичные претензии к России выставляет и Польша – страна, которая была освобождена советскими солдатами от гитлеровских захватчиков. Претензии Польши к Германии еще имеют под собой основания, хотя в 1953 году тогдашнее польское руководство отказалось от получения какой-либо компенсации от Западной и Восточной Германии. Но что касается России, то здесь польские требования выглядят полным абсурдом. Земля Польши полита кровью советских парней из Москвы и Рязани, Краснодара и Караганды, Ташкента и Баку.
 
Сами поляки были не в состоянии освободить свою страну от гитлеровских оккупантов, не могли обойтись без советской помощи, но теперь, видите ли, Советский Союз оказался виновен в оккупации Польши. Кстати, те земли, которые до 1939 года входили в состав польского государства, сегодня являются территориями Литвы, Украины, Белоруссии, а не России. Если уж следовать логике, тогда Варшаве надо требовать от Вильнюса, Киева, Минска возврата этих территорий.
 
Причем Литве вообще придется уступить Польше свою столицу, так как до 1939 года Вильнюс назывался Вильно и входил в состав Польши. Литовским он стал только после того, как на территорию восточных районов Польши вошли части РККА. Вильно и часть Виленского края, по Договору о передаче Литовской Республике города Вильно и Виленской области между Советским Союзом и Литвой от 10 октября 1939 года, были переданы в состав Литовской Республики.
 
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          Розвиток системи державного регулювання мисливського господарства України в контексті адаптування до умов Європейського союзу (Олег Проців)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Додано твір Розвиток системи державного регулювання мисливського господарства України в контексті адаптування до умов Європейського союзу (Олег Проців).
Розглядаються концептуальні засади правового регулювання мисливства в країнах Європейського Союзу. Аналізуються підходи до формування українського мисливського законодавства і його реалізація у контексті досвіду країн Європейського Союзу.
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The development of the state regulation of Ukrainian hunting in context of its adaptation to the conditions of European Union countries

It is considered the conceptual principles of law regulation of hunting in countries of European Union. It is analyzed approaches to the formation of Ukrainian hunting legislation and its realization in context of experience of European Union countries.
Key words : European Union, Ukraine, hunting legislation, state regulation.


Актуальні проблеми державного управління Збірник наукових праць Харківського регіонального інституту державного управління Національної академії державного управління при Президентові України. - Харків. : Вид-во ХарРІ НАДУ “Магістр”, 2011. – № 2 (40). – с. 1-8.

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          Vladislav Berdichevsky: Elections of Ukraine’s President will turn into a show      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In Ukraine, presidential elections of 2019 will be an unforgettable show, where for the chair of the head of state the country’s main comedian and rock star can compete. This opinion was expressed to the Donetsk News Agency by deputy of the People’s Council of the DPR Vladislav Berdichevsky. “The pre-election battle in Ukraine promises […]
          #Commentary of Ekaterina Martyanova on lawlessness in Ukraine or how “patriots” go to court      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Once again, the official authority in Ukraine did not interfere and did not prevent unlawful acts committed by the participants of Neo-Nazi groups against the representatives of legal community. Thus, the radicals from “C14”* carried out an attack on a Ukrainian lawyer Oleg Povalyayev in the Appeal Court in Kiev on August 7. Probably, Westerners […]
          This Is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This Is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated Ukraine by ERIC ZUESSE, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US ‘news’media, because US ‘news’media need to deceive their public about the most important international realities — such as that the US imposed upon Ukraine a nazi regime against Russia, and the US now lies to […]
          Comment on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez You Go Girl by Xander13      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nice try tomcat. "you sure lumped a bunch of socialist countries but you didn't say how many still exist" Sorry for that. Currently existing examples of socialism include Rojava, Kerala India, Israeli Kibbutz,etc. "how many live in poverty" Each of the examples I gave were not only able to bring themselves out of poverty but they also brought prosperity and growth to their economies. "or how many were run by tyrants. "None of the examples I gave were brutal regimes, and in some cases like Revolutionary Catalonia, the Free Territory of Ukraine, Paris Commune, etc, were stateless societies run by horizontal institutions like workers' councils, Syndicates, Communes, etc. "I think not many still exist" Again currently existing examples of socialism include Rojava, Kerala India, Israeli Kibbutz, etc. And currently the Co-op movement has over 2.6 million Co-ops worldwide with over 1 billion people involved. "and the few that still exist are poor". Again not only were they able to bring themselves out of poverty but they also brought prosperity and growth to their economies. "Proves our point that socialism doesn't work for any length of time". Currently the Co-op movement is over 200 years old, and Yugoslavia lasted 47 years. "Directions: open mouth, insert foot". Directions: go home and geeeeeet dunked on!
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          So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The morning I met Elaine Rich, she was sitting at the kitchen table of her small town home in suburban Maryland trying to estimate refugee flows in Syria. It wasn't the only question she was considering; there were others: Will North Korea launch a new multistage missile before May 10, 2014? Will Russian armed forces enter Kharkiv, Ukraine, by May 10? Rich's answers to these questions would eventually be evaluated by the intelligence community, but she didn't feel much pressure because this wasn't her full-time gig. "I'm just a pharmacist," she said. "Nobody cares about me, nobody knows my name, I don't have a professional reputation at stake. And it's this anonymity which actually gives me freedom to make true forecasts." Rich does make true forecasts; she is curiously good at predicting future world events. Better Than The Pros For the past three years, Rich and 3,000 other average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to
          Europe forecast: Gales northern Europe - Thunderstorms east, Aug 10 - 00:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


          Фёдор_Иванович_Сухов: «Ни копейки не получите!» Россия не должна платить компенсаций Польше, Украине и Прибалтике      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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После распада Советского Союза среди политически и экономически несостоятельных государств Восточной Европы стало модно требовать от России, которую они считают наследницей советского государства, компенсаций и выплат за мнимый ущерб, нанесенный «советской оккупацией». Среди подобных «требователей» – все прибалтийские республики, Польша, Грузия, Украина. Так, страны Прибалтики давно и безнадежно требуют от России компенсировать им последствия «оккупации», под которой они понимают советский период в истории Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии, длившийся с 1940 по 1990 годы.
 
За полвека «оккупации» прибалтийские республики из отсталых аграрных государств, «задворок Европы», превратились в развитые регионы СССР. Те из нас, кто постарше, прекрасно помнят, что Прибалтика в целом жила гораздо лучше, чем другие союзные республики, не говоря уже о большинстве областей РСФСР. И причиной тому было не только географическое положение с выходом на Балтийское море, но и колоссальные средства, которые Москва вливала в развитие балтийских портов, промышленных предприятий, сельского хозяйства, объектов социальной инфраструктуры.
 
В пользу Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии перераспределялись ресурсы РСФСР и других союзных республик, того же Казахстана. В Риге или Таллине жилось и значимо свободнее, чем в других городах Советского Союза. О многом, что имели тогда прибалты, жители остального Союза могли только мечтать. Вряд ли можно говорить и о каких-то притеснениях выходцев из этих республик – они имели возможность делать карьеры на государственной, партийной, военной службе, чем многие из них успешно пользовались, занимая достаточно серьезные посты в советской властной иерархии.
 
Но все равно в прибалтийских республиках говорят о советской оккупации и, более того, требуют от современной России возместить им многомиллиардные издержки, которые якобы имели место из-за последствий вхождения Прибалтики в состав Советского Союза. Например, в Эстонии в свое время даже существовала специальная комиссия для расследования «репрессивной политики оккупационного режима» (завершила работу в 2004 году). Латвия потребовала от России 185 млрд евро – именно в такую сумму якобы обошлось стране ее вхождение в состав советского государства. Эдмунд Станкевич, возглавлявший латвийскую комиссию, договорился до того, что назвал построенные в советское время в Латвии типовые жилые дома некрасивыми и уродующими исконный латвийский ландшафт. Таким образом, даже факт наличия построенных в советское время жилых, промышленных, транспортных и иных объектов власти современных прибалтийских стран расценивают как вред, подчеркивая, что СССР якобы сделал хуже, чем было.
 
Аналогичные претензии к России выставляет и Польша – страна, которая была освобождена советскими солдатами от гитлеровских захватчиков. Претензии Польши к Германии еще имеют под собой основания, хотя в 1953 году тогдашнее польское руководство отказалось от получения какой-либо компенсации от Западной и Восточной Германии. Но что касается России, то здесь польские требования выглядят полным абсурдом. Земля Польши полита кровью советских парней из Москвы и Рязани, Краснодара и Караганды, Ташкента и Баку. Сами поляки были не в состоянии освободить свою страну от гитлеровских оккупантов, не могли обойтись без советской помощи, но теперь, видите ли, Советский Союз оказался виновен в оккупации Польши. Кстати, те земли, которые до 1939 года входили в состав польского государства, сегодня являются территориями Литвы, Украины, Белоруссии, а не России. Если уж следовать логике, тогда Варшаве надо требовать от Вильнюса, Киева, Минска возврата этих территорий. Причем Литве вообще придется уступить Польше свою столицу, так как до 1939 года Вильнюс назывался Вильно и входил в состав Польши. Литовским он стал только после того, как на территорию восточных районов Польши вошли части РККА. Вильно и часть Виленского края, по Договору о передаче Литовской Республике города Вильно и Виленской области между Советским Союзом и Литвой от 10 октября 1939 года, были переданы в состав Литовской Республики.
 
Еще в сентябре 2017 г. вице-министр юстиции Польши Патрик Який и депутат Ян Мосиньский заявили, что Варшава имеет все основания требовать репарацию не только от Германии, но и от России. Мол, в 1921 году по условиям Рижского договора, подписанного РСФСР и Польшей, Москва должна была выплатить Варшаве 30 млн рублей золотом, но эти деньги так и не были выплачены. Затем польские политики заговорили и о необходимости выплаты репараций за мнимое уничтожение и расхищение советскими солдатами польского имущества в годы Второй мировой войны.
 
Интересно, что Варшава считает Россию безусловной наследницей Советского Союза, но при этом, если речь заходит о самой Польше, сразу же отказывается от преемственности в отношении ПНР. Так, как уже отмечено выше, в 1953 г. ПНР отказалась от требования репарации от Германии, но теперь польские политики утверждают, что это было сделано тогдашним коммунистическим режимом, к которому современная Польша не имеет никакого отношения.
 
В июле 2018 г. председатель комиссии по репарациям Сейма Польши Аркадиуш Мулярчик вновь заговорил о необходимости задокументировать весь «урон», который якобы был нанесен Польше действиями Советского Союза, и потребовать от России его возмещения. Интересно, во сколько можно было бы оценить гибель сотен тысяч советских солдат и офицеров при освобождении Польши от гитлеровской оккупации? К счастью, Россия никогда не позволит себе опускаться до подобных рассуждений. Польша же, в награду за освобождение, составляет списки памятников советским воинам, которые подлежат сносу для искоренения памяти о коммунистической эпохе в истории страны.
 
Но если с Польшей и Прибалтикой все и так понятно, то недавние слова посла Афганистана в России Абдул Каюма Кучая более чем удивительны. Дипломат назвал ввод советских войск в свою страну ошибкой и заявил, что России не мешало бы извиниться. Слова афганского посла вызвали бурю возмущений в российской прессе. Понятно, что современный Афганистан является очередной ареной российско-американского противостояния, но афганские политики должны понимать, что настоящая помощь всегда приходила им с севера, а не от Соединенных Штатов.
 
Компенсационные требования соседних государств вызывают не только возмущение россиян, но и удивление профессиональных юристов и правоведов. Адвокат Илья Рейзер подчеркивает, что практически все подобные требования обращены в прошлое. Польша, Латвия, Литва, Эстония, Грузия, а теперь и афганский посол, требуют от современной Российской Федерации компенсаций за действия Советского Союза, который распался 27 лет назад. Причем РСФСР с юридической точки зрения была лишь одной из равноправных союзных республик. То есть в таком случае компенсации можно требовать и с других государств, возникших на постсоветском пространстве.
 
Насколько разумны вообще такие требования?
 
— Они, строго говоря, не являются полноценными и юридически обоснованными требованиями. Это обычный политический пиар, к которому прибегают слабые и зависимые от великих держав государства, стараясь показать свою значимость. Если начать копаться в прошлом, то можно найти очень много спорных ситуаций. Вот требует Литва или Латвия компенсацию за какие-то действия советской власти на их территории, а тогда можно поставить встречные вопросы о действиях прибалтийских карателей в годы Великой Отечественной войны. Да и вообще, почему-то в Прибалтике забывают, что, к примеру, та же Литва благодаря «советской оккупации» получила огромную территорию с населением в полмиллиона человек. До 1940 года даже Вильнюс и его округа не принадлежали Литве, а этнических литовцев там проживало не более 20% населения. Может быть, тогда стоит отдать эти земли Польше, чтобы восстановить историческую справедливость, о которой так пекутся ангажированные политики? Что касается Афганистана, то я бы напомнил, что не столь давно мы простили этой стране огромный долг в 11 млрд долларов. И в ответ следуют вот такие заявления со стороны афганского посла.
 
Реально ли «стрясти деньги» с России с помощью таких заявлений или даже судебных исков?
 
— Нет, это совершенно нереально. Более того, это прекрасно понимают и сами представители государств, заявляющих о необходимости выплаты компенсаций. Конечно, можно привести пример Германии, которая выплачивала компенсации пострадавшим от Холокоста, но это совершенно другой случай. Германия осуществляла настоящий геноцид мирного населения. Она была страной – агрессором, напала на соседние государства, разрушала их инфраструктуру, убивала мирных жителей. Кстати, в отличие от Польши, Израиля и ряда других государств, Россия не получила от Германии каких-либо репараций, хотя именно СССР более всех пострадал от гитлеровских агрессоров. Что касается действий Советского Союза в Прибалтике, то союзные республики куда больше приобрели, чем потеряли. Достаточно вспомнить, что представляли собой Литва, Латвия и Эстония до 1940 года. Если говорить про Афганистан, то в эту страну СССР вложил огромные средства, более того – афганская земля полита кровью многих тысяч советских солдат, которые сражались против моджахедов, придя на помощь признанному правительству Афганистана. Поэтому слова афганского посла, с моей точки зрения, являются какой-то неуклюжей попыткой личного пиара.
 
Польша, Украина и страны Прибалтики, выдвигая требования компенсаций, ориентируются на линию Вашингтона и фактически выполняют роль провокаторов, прощупывающих почву и постоянно воздействующих на мировое информационное пространство с целью поддержания атмосферы вечной антироссийской истерии. Одна из главных задач Запада – воспитать подрастающие поколения жителей стран Восточной Европы, особенно граничащих с Россией, в тотальной русофобии. Лучше всего для этого подходит примитивный, но испытанный ход – вы живете так плохо потому, что в свое время Советская Россия вас ограбила. Наконец, поскольку поток средств из Евросоюза в страны Прибалтики стремительно уменьшается, и Европа испытывает все меньше желания содержать непонятный балласт в виде бывших советских республик, власти последних рассматривают требования компенсаций как лишний способ получить какие-то деньги. Конечно, в возможность их получения не верят и сами латвийские, эстонские, литовские политики, но вдруг…
 
Кроме того, обвинения России в причастности к «советской оккупации» и в нанесении некоего ущерба позволяют прибалтийским, украинским властям отмазываться от собственной никчемности, неспособности наладить экономическую жизнь в своих странах и улучшить социально-экономическое положение собственного населения. Проще всего оправдывать свою несостоятельность ссылками на «трагическую историю», хотя уже 27 лет бывшие союзные республики являются суверенными государствами. Особенно забавно, что многие из прибалтийских и украинских политиков, сегодня рассуждающих о «советской оккупации» и нанесенном республикам мифическом вреде, сами в прошлом были советскими партийными или государственными чиновниками, по крайней мере, состояли в КПСС и ВЛКСМ. С этой точки зрения, они должны свои вопросы и претензии адресовать сначала самим себе.
 
Говоря о подобных требованиях к России, нельзя обойти вниманием и официальную реакцию российских властей. К сожалению, сейчас Москва реагирует на подобные заявления иностранных политиков лишь на уровне заявлений МИДа или отдельных высказываний депутатов. Между тем, давно пора дать странам – «побирушкам» понять, что в отношении России выдвижение подобных претензий не только недопустимо, но и может повлечь за собой различные неприятные последствия. Понятно, что эти требования носят скорее характер одного из компонентов развязанной против России информационной войны. Но что мешает нашей стране отвечать на такие оскорбительные заявления адекватными мерами?
 
В 2017 г. посол России в Вильнюсе Александр Удальцов отметил, что Россия могла бы выдвинуть и встречные требования. Так, поскольку РСФСР была крупнейшим донором советского бюджета, современная Россия как наследник РСФСР вполне может потребовать от Вильнюса возмещения расходов на инвестиции в развитие экономики Литовской ССР за пятьдесят лет вхождения республики в состав Советского Союза. Такая же логика может быть применена и в отношении всех других «маленьких да шустрых» бывших союзных республик – Латвии, Эстонии, Грузии.
 
Нужно ясно дать понять, что события Второй мировой войны и тем более почти столетней давности, когда в 1921 году заключался российско-польский договор, являются историей, поэтому возвращаться к ним уже не имеет смысла. Нет никаких юридических оснований для того, чтобы заставить Россию платить какие-то компенсации другим государствам. И тем более отсутствуют реальные механизмы, которые бы могли принудить нашу страну к осуществлению подобных выплат.
 
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Any policy that puts government in charge of picking winners and losers in the economy is going to be subject to favoritism by politicians. Trump's tariffs and the Commerce Department's authority to pick which businesses are eligible for exemptions are ripe for such politically-motivated favoritism. This is what the swamp looks like.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., demanded on Thursday that the Trump administration better explain its process for how some companies are granted exemptions to steel tariffs, claiming that businesses in his Midwest state find decisions to be “arbitrary.”

Johnson, whose state hosts the second most manufacturing-heavy job market in the U.S., wrote to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the administration’s denial of an exemption request for one Wisconsin business cost it $2.6 million.

"The Department's denial of the exclusion request has resulted in [one] Wisconsin business incurring an additional $2.6 million tariff cost that can not be used to expand production or to pay salaries of new employees," wrote Johnson, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. "Across the country, many businesses share the same frustration about the difficult and time-consuming process."

Many industries, including the oil and gas sector, have complained about the Commerce Department’s process for considering exemptions to President Trump's 25 percent tariff on steel.


After the Supreme Court ruled that businesses weren't exempt from state taxes on internet business even when those businesses weren't based in the state in South Dakota v. Wayfair, small businesses are starting to feel the burden. One owner of such a business explains how his business is suffering.
As a business owner, my main problem isn’t the money my company pays in state taxes. Rather, it’s the compliance and paperwork we’re forced to undertake to make sure we don’t violate the law unintentionally. My employees and I must figure out what is taxable and what isn’t in all 50 states and countless localities. Is a bolt taxable? In some states that depends on whether the bolt is used to repair office equipment, which is taxable, or to fix manufacturing equipment, which isn’t.

Taxes on services can be equally challenging. Texas taxes different kinds of services at different rates and requires vendors to fill out their own payment permits. For my supply-chain-management company, that means deciding which of three information-technology categories describes our services. To ensure accuracy, my employees and I have to determine whether each customer will use our products for wholesale purposes or whether they are the final user. Texas also allows its 254 counties and more than 1,000 municipalities to impose their own sales levies, which must be calculated individually.

Then come the audits. Our company has been audited as many as five times in a year each year. One audit from Illinois demanded rental-car and hotel receipts in an attempt to apply the nexus standard to services we delivered to a customer. So each time we do a custom installation or on-site maintenance, we need to check with our accountant to determine if we’re establishing nexus.
This is a problem that only Congress can address. We need some sort of clear standards for the entire country that businesses can follow without losing a fortune in paperwork. This should be an issue that would not trigger partisan battles. Every politician should be concerned with keeping small businesses from going under. Sadly, I have no faith in either party passing such a common-sense bill.


This is so very scary. And, again, I don't have any faith in what the government is doing to protect us.
Kremlin-connected cyber-criminals are capable of turning off our electric power from afar while power-plant employees watch helplessly.

In the last two weeks, the Department of Homeland Security held four briefings, including one in New York City on July 31, warning that Russian hackers are already practicing how to throw the switch and cause a blackout in the United States. We’d have no lights, no gas at the pump, no life support in hospitals, no mass transit, no food supply.

Yet nearly all Washington pols are ignoring the danger. To the public, “power” means electricity. To self-absorbed politicians, “power” means elections, votes and protecting their seats.

That disconnect explains why they’re in a frenzy over Russians hacking into campaign email accounts instead of dealing with the far larger peril of Russians hacking into the electric grid.

Russians have invaded more than 100 American electric-power companies in the past four years. DHS reports these Russians “got to the point where they could have thrown switches” and shut off power, but didn’t.

In Ukraine, they did. They flipped the switches on three Ukrainian utilities on Dec. 23, 2015. Local engineers in control rooms sat stunned as cyber-criminals operated controls remotely, plunging hundreds of thousands of people into frigid darkness. That was the first long-distance cyber-attack to take down a power grid.

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen says the threat against American power grids is equivalent to a “Cat 5 hurricane.”
Isn't this an issue that our elected representatives can come together to work on?


I thought this was one of the funniest stories this past week.
Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the infamous former Apprentice star who followed Trump to the White House, secretly recorded conversations with the president—conversations she has since leveraged while shopping her forthcoming “tell-all” book, bluntly titled UNHINGED.

For months, it has been rumored that Manigault had clandestinely recorded on her smartphone “tapes” of unspecified private discussions she had in the West Wing. Audio actually does exist, and even stars Manigault’s former boss.

One person confirmed to The Daily Beast they had heard at least one of her recordings featuring President Trump. Multiple sources familiar with the “Omarosa tapes” described the recorded conversations between Trump and Manigault as anodyne, everyday chatter, but said they did appear to feature Trump’s voice, either over the phone or in-person.

The mere existence of such recordings represents a dramatic betrayal of trust by a onetime confidante who has since abandoned years of professed loyalty to the president and has apparently decided to profit off her years of closeness to Trump.
Just a few weeks ago we learned that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had been secretly taping Trump. So it turns out that the only people known to have been secretly taping Trump was, not the Obama administration as Trump had alleged, but his personal lawyer and the woman he brought in from "The Apprentice" to serve in some undefined capacity in his White House. Yup, he picks the very best people. That might be the most clearly disproven campaign promise from Trump.


Why wasn't this a bigger story with 24-hour cable news coverage? It has everything the media usually laps up - the potential of school violence and horrible abuse of children.

Ah, could this be the reason?
Eleven children were recently rescued from the “filthy” compound, which police say appears to be run by Siraj Wahhaj and Lucas Morten. Wahhaj, the son of a prominent imam, was accused in court documents released Wednesday of training the children on the compound to commit school shootings.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday that he believes Wahhaj and Morten are “extremist[s] of the Muslim belief.” Wahhaj’s father is a controversial cleric with ties to Muslim rights groups and was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case.
Apparently, only Fox News talked about the religious extremism of the leaders in the compound and the connection to a cleric connected to the first WTC bombing.

Just imagine if this were a rightist group with connections to some Christian denomination or the KKK or the NRA. We all know how the establishment media would have treated that news. But just as with Major Hasan, the killer at Fort Hood, the connections between Hasan and a radical Muslim cleric connected to the 9/11 terrorists are being downplayed. In that case, it was the FBI who wanted to downplay those connections.

By strange coincidence, guess who was the head of the FBI who was responsible for the Bureau's closing its eyes both before and after the murders in investigating Hasan? Robert Mueller.
Last Thursday, as the jury in the trial of Nidal Hasan was deliberating, outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller appeared on CBS News and discussed a string of emails between the Fort Hood shooter and Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Islamic cleric with ties to the 9/11 hijackers. The FBI had intercepted the messages starting almost a year before Hasan’s 2009 shooting rampage, and Mueller was asked whether “the bureau dropped the ball” by failing to act on this information. He didn’t blink: “No, I think, given the context of the discussions and the situation that the agents and the analysts were looking at, they took appropriate steps.”

In the wake of the Fort Hood attacks, the exchanges between Awlaki and Hasan—who was convicted of murder on Friday—were the subject of intense speculation. But the public was given little information about these messages. While officials claimed that they were “fairly benign,” the FBI blocked then-Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s efforts to make them public as part of a two-year congressional investigation into Fort Hood. The military judge in the Hasan case also barred the prosecutor from presenting them, saying they would cause “unfair prejudice” and “undue delay.”

As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year. And, far from being “benign,” they offer a chilling glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical. The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist’s deadly rampage could have been prevented.

Hasan first appeared on the bureau’s radar in December of 2008—nearly a year before the Fort Hood massacre—when he emailed Awlaki to ask him whether serving in the US military was compatible with the Muslim faith. He also asked whether Awlaki considered those who died attacking their fellow soldiers “shaheeds,” or martyrs.

At the time, Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in 2011, was emerging as Al Qaeda’s chief English-speaking propagandist. He was also known to have ties to several of the 9/11 hijackers, two of whom attended his mosque in San Diego.


Any time there is the need for a recount or for intensive coverage of a close election, we see the sorts of mistakes and problems that seem to be distressingly common in elections. For example, the Kansas GOP gubernatorial primary this week.
The Republican primary for governor in Kansas was already much too close to call, with just 191 votes separating Gov. Jeff Colyer from the first-place candidate, Kris W. Kobach, after the state reported its initial count on Wednesday.

But a discrepancy emerged Thursday that reduced Mr. Kobach’s lead by 100 votes, demonstrating how in flux the race remains as mail-in ballots continue to arrive and as the state’s 105 counties prepare to review thousands of provisional ballots.

The halving of Mr. Kobach’s lead came after officials in rural Thomas County, in northwestern Kansas, noticed that the state had recorded 422 votes for Mr. Colyer when he had actually received 522. The change meant that Mr. Colyer in fact carried Thomas County and moved him within 91 votes of Mr. Kobach in the statewide tally. (Mr. Kobach received 466 votes in that county.)
We can all remember such stories from the Florida recount in 2000 or the Minnesota Senate campaign in 2008.
As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.
It's as if a veil is pulled back to show us how fallible our vote counting really is. I suppose this is to be expected when humans are involved, but it really is dismaying.
          Behind Ukraine's Political Strife: One Big Utility Bill      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One way to understand the situation between Ukraine and Russia right now: Look at the gas bill of an ordinary Ukrainian. Valentina Olachenka, for example, pays $19 a month for gas to heat her house and run her stove. The average American who uses natural gas, by contrast, spends more than $100 a month. Gas is cheap for Ukrainians because the government is paying most of the bill — 87 cents of every dollar, according to the IMF. The subsidy used to be relatively affordable for the government, back when Russia was giving Ukraine a really good deal on its gas. At the time, Russia got cheap access to Ukranian pipelines. But as the governments of both countries have changed, relations have grown strained. About eight years ago, Russia increased the prices it charged Ukraine for gas. And rather than pass that cost onto its people, Ukraine's government chose to pay the difference. That created a big hole in Ukraine's budget. Ukraine now spends 7.5 percent of its gross domestic product on the
          Manchester United, Fulham and Liverpool - Who were the Premier League transfer window's winners and losers?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Premier League clubs were scrambling to complete deals before the end of the transfer window on Thursday, with teams including Fulham and Everton among the most active. A change to the timing of the window meant deals had to be wrapped up before the start of the season on Friday and left clubs scrambling to complete transfers. Fulham secured an incredible five new players on deadline day itself to wrap a bow on top of what was an impressive window for the Cottagers, while Jose Mourinho will be unhappy with Manchester United's lack of late business. Even United's inability to get a deal over the line was outdone by Tottenham, though, as Mauricio Pochettino's team did not complete a single signing over the whole transfer window. United and Leicester City get 2018-19 up and running at Old Trafford on Friday, but who were the winners and losers of the transfer window?   WINNERS Champions League finalists Liverpool have arguably had the best transfer window of any Premier League club - they have certainly spent the most. Sealing a deal with RB Leipzig for Naby Keita in January gave the Reds an early boost and they added both quality and depth to their squad. Breaking the world-record fee for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson from Roma was a statement of intent that provides a gigantic upgrade on the hapless Loris Karius, while Fabinho's arrival from Monaco covers the loss of Emre Can to Juventus. Xherdan Shaqiri will provide match-winning ability from the bench while the squad was trimmed by the departures of Danny Ward and Danny Ings. Jurgen Klopp should now have the tools to push hard for honours in all competitions. Promoted clubs Fulham and Wolves have each made eye-catching signings, with the London side adding 12 new faces. Jean Michael Seri is a genuine coup, the midfielder having seemed set to join Barcelona from Nice in January, while another Ligue 1 signing - Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille - adds extra quality in midfield. Aleksandar Mitrovic's goals fired Fulham to promotion and Slavisa Jokanovic will hope his fellow Serb will come up trumps again, while Andre Schurrle and Luciano Vietto add more goal threat. Fulham even pipped Burnley to Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson. Fulham should survive, but Wolves could thrive. An already strong Portugal presence has been bolstered by the signings of internationals Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio, while the club's transfer record was broken to bring in Adama Traore from Middlesbrough. Strikers Benik Afobe and Raul Jimenez offer options up front, while Diogo Jota's successful loan has been converted into a permanent deal after he lit up the Championship with 17 goals. I’m thrilled to announce that @FulhamFC has signed André Frank Zambo Anguissa. André’s great data profile, top scouting reports, and his sterling reputation confirm his world class talent. He’s been one of our top targets. We’re excited that he’s joining the club! Come on Fulham! pic.twitter.com/jKkmazTIA8 — Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) August 9, 2018 Everton spent big last season without success but their signings look smarter this time. A deadline day double deal with Barcelona for Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes offers excitement - they join former team-mate Lucas Digne at Goodison Park - while Brazilians Bernard and Richarlison add plenty of flair in the final third. A bloated wage bill has been cut by Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori all leaving and new boss Marco Silva will be under pressure to succeed. Similarly, there has been more heavy investment at West Ham, with the capture of Felipe Anderson smashing the club's transfer record and looking like one of the deals of the window. Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko is a huge talent while Issa Diop, a giant defender from Toulouse, appears  tailor-made for the Premier League. Lucas Perez represents a punt but if fellow ex-Arsenal man Jack Wilshere can stay fit, he has the potential to take the Hammers to a new level, and Colombia international Carlos Sanchez arrived on deadline day. #LaRoca15 pic.twitter.com/jxRIji6Vn1 — West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 9, 2018   LOSERS Mourinho spent much of the close-season complaining - about everything - and his board's failure to land any first-team signings other than Brazil international Fred looks set to be a bone of contention for the Manchester United manager. Days before the window closed, Mourinho was still hoping for two new signings, with players including Ivan Perisic, Toby Alderweireld, Willian and Harry Maguire reportedly targets. But none came in and Mourinho will have to work with the players he has, including Anthony Martial, who drew the ire of his manager by failing to make a swift return to the club's United States tour after the birth of his child. It's official: Fred's a Red! #BemVindoFred #MUFC pic.twitter.com/KL6S4x5Liw — Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 21, 2018 With no signings at all, it has been a frustrating time for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. It was not all bad news as star striker Harry Kane signed a new six-year deal early in the window, while there were no significant departures from a squad that is full of some of the hottest young talent in Europe. Pochettino made it clear he expected arrivals, though, and although the Argentine will understand the tightening of the budget is necessary due to the stadium upgrade project at White Hart Lane, a couple of quality new players could have pushed Spurs on to be contenders at home and abroad. Farcical scenes at Chelsea at the start of pre-season saw Antonio Conte take training despite everyone knowing his sacking was imminent. The Italian's successor Maurizio Sarri was able to tempt Jorginho to follow him from Napoli, rejecting interest from champions Manchester City, but a transfer saga involving goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has overshadowed the first few weeks of his reign. Courtois eventually forced through his move to Real Madrid and Chelsea then had to break Liverpool's world-record fee for Alisson to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for €80million. Kepa may prove a world-class goalkeeper but on paper Chelsea have made a significant outlay to sign a weaker goalkeeper, while even as backup the arrival of Rob Green looks a touch desperate. First day!! Ready for saturday. @chelseafc Primer día! Preparado para el sábado. pic.twitter.com/RlVW7bnPcg — kepa Arrizabalaga (@kepa_46) August 9, 2018 Arsenal also missed out on Champions League qualification last term and none of their signings look likely to return the Gunners to the top table, although new head coach Unai Emery could squeeze more from his squad than outgoing veteran manager Arsene Wenger. Experienced full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner adds grit, but Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bernd Leno do not look like significant upgrades. Uruguay international Lucas Torreira is a smart capture in midfield, but more stardust was required. Rafael Benitez has been the most frustrated manager in the Premier League, with Newcastle United continuing to operate under difficult financial conditions despite a top-half finish in 2017-18. Mitrovic was allowed to leave, with further funds brought in by the sales of Mikel Merino and Chancel Mbemba. But Benitez was given precious little cash to spend, although Federico Fernandez came in from Swansea on deadline day to address the loss of Florian Lejeune to a cruciate injury. Fabian Schar could prove a bargain, but Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto looks a gamble and Benitez would have wanted Salomon Rondon on a permanent transfer rather than the Venezuela striker joining in a swap deal that sees Dwight Gayle depart. Benitez is in the last year of his contract at Newcastle and friction with owner Mike Ashley looks certain to continue.
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von 41 01 1b c0 90 e3 87 77 bc 32 d7 6e bc ec 0d e0 1e c1 62 f6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Die wissen ganz genau dass er ein Verbrecher ist. Genau das gleiche Aktion war wenn diese Leute Nadja Savchenko befreien wollten. Russland hat Savchenko nach Ukraine geschickt, sie wurde als Heldin empfangen. Aber nun Savchenko selbst in der Ukraine eingesperrt worden, man wirft ihr vor Absichten ukrainische Parlament zu sprengen. Aber das wird schon wieder im Westen nicht gezeigt.
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von Anonymoose      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Der einzige Grund, warum der Magnitsky Act irgendeine Zugkraft hat, ist, dass er Russland dämonisiert und die Bühne für den Krieg bereitet. " Also es ist klar, dass immer irgendwelche Gründe für Sanktionen gefunden werden, wenn man welche finden will. Trotzdem, ist es nicht die Bühne für einen Krieg, die da vorbereitet wird. Ich würde sagen, so die Yelzin Ära, das war im Prinzip das Ziel. Die Ukraine ist im Prinzip genau auch wieder das geworden, Russland ohne Putin. In den deutschen Medien werden keine Skandale oder Vorgänge aus der Ukraine gebracht, die Oligarchen bleiben auf freiem Fuß in London oder der Schweiz. Sie haben israelische oder amerikanische Päße. Wer etwas kritisiert ist gegen Juden. Also ich will nur sagen, es wird keinen Krieg gegen Russland geben, das wissen die auch, sie wollen es nur mit Sanktionen in die Knie zwingen, zerstückeln, destabilisieren, ausbeuten. Bei Vielvölkerstaaten findet sich immer genug Konfliktpotential im Land das man ausnutzen kann. Niemand hat sich z.B. je für die Krimtataren interessiert, sowas wird instrumentalisiert. In der Ukraine gibt es alle möglichen Minderheiten, Roma, aber auch welche die zu Rumänien oder Polen tendieren. Gab es einen tagesschau Meldung "Roma in der Ukraine verfolgt ?" Ich denke nicht. Warum nicht ? Weil der deutsche Steuerzahler nicht fragen soll, wo sein Geld in der Ukraine versickert und in welche Taschen es wandert. Man muss sich mal fragen, warum alle diese Kolomoiskys oder Browders im Westen frei rumlaufen, warum die in London sind. Warum denen nie ernsthaft was passiert. Wird einer in Russland angeklagt, schreien sie 'politische' Verfolgung. Würde in der Ukraine aufgeräumt, würden sie 'politische Verfolgung' schreien und die grünen Menschenrechtler würden die Freilassung fordern. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-privatbank-insight/ukraine-money-go-round-how-1-7-billion-in-bank-loans-ended-up-offshore-idUSKBN1FD0G5 https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/kolomoisky-holds-chlorine-bomb-over-ukraine.html https://www.kyivpost.com/business/oligarchs-kolomoisky-boholyubov-challenge-london-court-over-asset-freeze.html
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von Lulu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Unser Kater hat dazu auch was :) <em>Das ist die reale, amerikanisierte und von Nazis dominierte Ukraine</em> https://www.theblogcat.de/uebersetzungen/zuesse-ukraine/ <em>...Sein Artikel hieß „Israel bewaffnet Neonazis in der Ukraine“. Dieser Artikel konzentriert sich auf Israels starke Unterstützung für die rassistisch-faschistische (oder ideologisch nazistische) Regierung der Ukraine....</em> ... <em>Dieser Artikel wird bei allen US-Medien eingereicht, aber er wird nicht von vielen veröffentlicht werden (wenn überhaupt). Also schickt bitte diesen Artikel an all eure Freunde, damit dieser Tropfen Wahrheit in dem womöglich explosiven Eimer der Lügen der US-“Nachrichten“-Medien über Russland eine Chance bekommt, etwas Wirkung zu erzielen.</em>
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CNA has this piece here.
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Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


          Prosecutors Expected To Rest Friday After Scrutiny Of Paul Manafort's Finances      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Prosecutors are expected to rest their case on Friday in Paul Manafort's bank and tax fraud trial after two weeks of granular testimony from accountants, bookkeepers, luxury vendors and Manafort's former business partner. Manafort, who served as Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016, made his fortune through political consulting overseas. Prosecutors say he evaded taxes on millions of dollars by hiding it in shell companies and bank accounts based mainly in Cyprus. They also allege that after Manafort's income dried up — his most important political client in Ukraine was ousted from power — Manafort lied to banks in order to qualify for loans to sustain his luxurious lifestyle. Prosecutors are expected to call four or five witnesses on Friday, then it will be the defense's turn to make its case. It's unclear how many witnesses Manafort's team intends to call, but the trial still seems on track to conclude next week. Manafort has pleaded not guilty and his defense attorneys have
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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each framed shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each framed shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Presented in A1 Sporting Memorabilia’s exclusive classic shirt framing. The item is created in house by our own highly skilled framing department that enables us to offer much faster dispatch time and great value for money - perfect for gifts, events and memorabilia collectors. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each pennant is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history The 23 x 20 print is personally signed Gerrard himself and is a stunning piece of Liverpool memorabilia. Each print is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each framed shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

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About Steven Gerrard Born and raised in Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the undisputed fans' favourite at Anfield and the midfielder's dynamic, action-packed performances for the Reds over almost a decade have seen him forge a reputation as one of world football's greatest players. He made his senior debut for the club from the bench in March 1998 in a Premiership clash against Blackburn Rovers and he quickly established himself as an indispensable member of the side under the management of Gerard Houllier. His influence grew with each season, he was first capped by Kevin Keegan in May 2000 against Ukraine and he was a key figure in Liverpool's treble winning 2000-01 season, when the club famously club the FA, Uefa and League Cups. In recognition of his contribution, he was voted the PFA's Young Player of the Year. His career has gone from strength to strength since then. He was named club captain in 2003 and under his leadership the side has also added another FA and League Cup to the Liverpool trophy cabinet. His finest moment, however, came in the Champions League final of 2005 against AC Milan in Istanbul. Trailing 3-0 at half-time, the Reds looked dead and buried until Gerrard's second-half goal inspired a famous fightback and Rafa Benitez's side went on to lift European football's greatest prize for a fifth time after winning a dramatic penalty shootout. Voted the PFA Player of the Year in 2006 and awarded an MBE the following year, Gerrard is quite simply one of the finest players of his generation and with his 30th birthday a reassuringly distant prospect, he has many years at the very top for club and country ahead of him. Own a piece of sporting history Each boot is issued with a certificate of authenticity. *Please note, you will receive one Steven Gerrard signed boot.

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          Poroshenko orders prepare President's address to Parliament on Ukraine's state      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Birkirkara lost their second UEFA Women's Champions League qualifier after a 6-1 defeat at the hands Olimpia Cluj, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.  The Romanian side broke the deadlock on 18 minutes when Mara Bartea profited from a miscommunication between Birkirkara's backline to send the ball into empty net.  Nonetheless, the Stripes managed to level terms through Kim Parnis who hit a first-time low drive from long-range to the joy of Birkirkara's clan.  Past the half-hour mark, Cluj were a player down when skipper Ioana Bortan retaliated on Gabriella Zahra in the middle of the field. However, the Romanians still put themselves ahead for the second time when Phoenetia Browne headed home from a Batea's cross just before half-time. In the second half, the Stripes were pushing forward to equalise, especially from the counter-attacks but they could not capitalise on their chances. Their missed occasions came back to haunt them as Cluj found a third through Cristina Carp on the hour-mark when after receiving from Batea, she had the simplest of tasks in slotting the ball into the net.  Cluj added two more goals in a span of six minutes between the 72nd and 78th minute through Mihaela Ciolacu...
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          Just another day in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Madness in Ukraine: Kiev wants to cut off railway traffic with Russia, by Ruslan Ostashko      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
August 09, 2018
Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo.
The issue of termination of railway traffic with Russia once again raised by Ukrainian authorities. This time “Ukro” madness was voiced by Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan.

Apparently, the infrastructure in Ukraine is all right – bridges are not collapsing, roads are smooth like German autobahns, and so on. Isn’t it true? Otherwise, why should the rulers of “It’s Europe” [Post-Maidan leaders] raise the issue of ending railway connection with Russia? Why declare this at all?
“We are now considering the option of closing the railway connection with Moscow.”
You are aware of the sad state of Ukrainian infrastructure, and we regularly discuss this here. As for why Omelyan and others are talking about banning railroad traffic between Ukraine and Russia is, in my opinion, because of a specific reason. All of Ukraine’s leadership is insane. Remember the monologue of a character in a famous computer game? (Far Cry 3)
“I already told you. ‘What is insanity?’ Huh? Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is what insanity is.”
No, I understand that American curators installed the “Ukro” Ukrainian leadership with a task to tear the former Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic away from Russia. And this “leadership” is trying to perform this task as well as they can. The US curators have been unpleasantly surprised that their charge is a one-trick pony repeating the same set of actions in hope that results will be different. Here’s how it looks like:
– We need to make it so that Ukrainians stop going to Russia.
– Let’s declare that they attacked us, and that Russia is a “country-aggressor.”
– Ukrainians are still traveling [to Russia].
– Three million just moved there. We need something else.
– Let’s impose sanctions against Russian companies.
– They still go.
– Let’s cut off water, electricity and everything else possible for Crimea.
– They still go.
– Let’s inflate railroad ticket prices, so that Ukrainians wouldn’t be able to afford it.
– They don’t care, they still go.
– Then let’s stop the railway traffic altogether, huh?
And so on. The question is: what will be the next step in this vicious circle of madness? Not to allow across the border packed beyond capacity buses of private carriers, that Ukrainians also use go to work in Russia? To build a wall on the border? Uh … wait, that already happened. What else? To turn Ukraine into a giant concentration camp, revealing the true purpose of the Maidan victory?
Even the Baltic Nazis did not dare to do this, despite the fact that population of the Baltics are escaping to other EU countries. However, given that we are talking about madness, it is possible that Kiev is insane enough to do so. But then there is another subtle point, Ukrainians are perfectly adapted to live under pressure.
They will give bribes to the guards of the country-concentration camp that is, sorry, to the border guards. And they, of course, will take bribes, because their families need to be fed, somehow.
I can even predict what will happen when the Ukrainian authorities pile up their punitive measures. Those who were able to get out of the “It’s Europe” power and now in Russia, after realizing that there is no second chance, won’t go back under any pretense. By hook or by crook they will seek to gain a foothold in Russia permanently, and bring over their families also, instead of send money there, behind the barbed wire.
This process is already underway.
Open one of the July issues of the “Parliamentary Newspaper” and read: “Ukrainians will be offered to stay in Russia indefinitely.” Citizens of Ukraine will be allowed to extend their stay in Russia without leaving the country. A proposition exists to simplify for them the naturalization process: to go away with requirement to obtain a temporary residence permit, and a period of residing in the country to obtain the residence is to be reduced from five to three years.
Besides, the Ukrainians will be allowed to skip Russian language test and will get a waiver for sources of income confirmation.
The relevant proposals are set out in the draft law developed by a group of senators and deputies on an initiative of the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, Konstantin Zatulin.
So far, we are talking about those who have already violated the migration legislation of Russia. But this is just the beginning. If Omelyan and others with him decide to fence Ukraine in with barbed wire, then everyone who escaped from there will be given a refugee status. It’s that simple.
My question is: how then will the “Ukros” carry out the task of the American government? By acting crazy, they themselves complicate the task given to them. And let them, it’s very good.


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          The War of 08.08.08 and Ten Years of Struggle for Russian Sovereignty      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


The War of 08.08.08 and Ten Years of Struggle for Russian Sovereignty
August 09, 2018
In reality, those processes that we now observe didn’t arrive “suddenly”, but developed (and were being prepared) over a long period of time.
And although on August 8th, 2018, it is ten years since 08.08.08, we will start the conversation with other events.
Because officially it is a completely different date, namely February 10th, 2007 – the Munich speech of Putin, that can be considered as the official beginning of events that followed. Where he, for the first time, described for the entire planet:
  • the injustice of the existing global system;
  • the fact that China already overtakes the US, and BRIC overtakes the EU;
  • the inevitability of the end of the unipolar world;
  • the need to put an end to the arbitrariness of the US, which leans on brute force;
  • his disagreement with injustice.
If to look at the video, it is possible to see that many in the hall smiled and thought that Putin jokes (how can it be possible to protest against American hegemony – it’s unheard of!). But he wasn’t joking.
It is clear that this speech of Putin was not spontaneous, and it was preceded by big preparation (removing semibankirschina from power, cancellation of the Production Sharing Agreement, reforming the army, and so on). But most laypeople think in the category “if I don’t see something, then it does not exist”.
That’s why the events on August 8th, 2008 were a surprise for them.
On August 8th the American puppet Mikheil Saakashvili, who came to power in Georgia as a result of an illegal coup (called by propagandists as the “Rose Revolution”), ordered his troops – armed and trained according to NATO standards (and on American money) – to perform a punitive operation against the inhabitants of South Ossetia, having started to massively shell the capital of the republic – Tskhinvali.
In the city there were Russian peacekeepers, which had a UN mandate, and such aggression, according to the plan of the American owners of Saakashvili, had to show Russia “its place”. But something went astray.
According to the plan (approved, among other things, by the former Minister of Defence of Georgia Irakli Okruashvili), the Georgian army had to firstly carry out the large-scale bombing of Tskhinvali and the surrounding villages by means of long-range artillery and MLRS, and then, after defeating the not numerous Ossetian army (in total about 3,000 people), to start ethnic cleaning.
In order to implement this plan the US developed a large-scale program of training the Georgian army – its main focus was on “anti-insurgent actions”.
In particular, the British “Financial Times” newspaper openly wrote that 80 Georgian special forces members were trained by American instructors by the order of the Pentagon according to a program that was tested in Croatia in 1995 within the framework of the operation of the Croatian armed forces for the capture of Serbian Krajina. The FT noted that this operation was one of the worst episodes of ethnic cleaning in the history of the Yugoslavian war (since Vietnam the Americans have had a wide experience of war against a peaceful and unarmed population, much like their current Banderist lackeys).
During Saakashvili’s reign, Georgia increased its military budget by 30-fold (at the same time, ordinary Georgians outside the capital survived on $30-40 a month, which is below the norms of the UN for absolute poverty). If in 2003 military expenses of the state budget of Georgia were $30 million (0.7% of GDP), then in 2007 it was already $940 million (8% of GDP). For comparison, now in NATO the standard is 2%, and even this is too much for the majority of member countries, which thus don’t implement it).
In 2008 the military expenses of Georgia totalled $990 million, which exceeded a quarter of the entire state budget of this poor country! All of this, of course, was done contrary to the interests of ordinary Georgians and at their expense.
At the same time, Georgia received some weapons from Ukraine by bypassing standard procedures. It happened at the personal order of Viktor Yushchenko – one more American puppet (who also came to power as a result of a “soft” coup d’etat inspired by the US).
But all of this preparation didn’t help.
It should be noted that the Ossetian conflict was preceded by the illegal recognition of the independence of Kosovo. On February 17th, 2008 the independence of Kosovo was declared, and on the next day it was recognised by a number of the countries – first of all, the US.
The recognition of the independence of Kosovo caused an extremely negative reaction in the leadership of Russia, President Putin at the summit of the CIS countries on February 22rd said:
“The Kosovo precedent is a horrifying precedent. <…> Those who do it don’t foresee the results of what they do. Finally, this is a double-edged sword, and the second edge will one day hit them on the head”.
Since the end of July, 2008 the Georgian army starts to shell the settlements of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Since August 1st the Prime Minister of South Ossetia Yury Morozov starts the partial evacuation of the residents of Tskhinvali.
On August 7th the Georgian army tried to occupy Prisi heights around Tskhinvali, but this attack was repelled. On the same day the American ambassador in Georgia John Tefft reported to Washington that the troops of Georgia, including units with MLRS “Grad”, move in the direction of South Ossetia.
In the afternoon of August 7th, 2008 the secretary of the Security Council of South Ossetia Anatoly Barankevich stated:
“The activity of Georgian troops is observed along the entire border with South Ossetia. All of this says that Georgia starts large-scale aggression against our republic“.
At 2 o’clock in the morning on August 8th, 2008 the Georgian army, hoping that Russia won’t react to aggression during the Olympic Games, started an offensive.
On the morning of August 8th the commander of Georgian “peacekeepers” Mamuka Kurashvili called the actions of Georgia in South Ossetia “an operation on restoring constitutional order in the Tskhinvali region”. Later, in October, 2008, during enquiries into the August events in the Georgian parliament, Kurashvili stated that his words were impulsive and weren’t authorised by the top political leadership of Georgia (they always start trembling when the time comes to answer).
Later, Saakashvili tried to lie by saying that the war started after “the offensive of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine”. By this he implied the departure of ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation from Sevastopol, which took place several days before the beginning of the Georgian offensive (in general, they regularly depart ports for raids, and there is never any aggression).
Also, Saakashvili lied by saying that “the president of Ukraine Yushchenko tried to stop by his decree the Black Sea Fleet, but Russia ignored it”. In reality, Yushchenko’s decree appeared only on August 13th, i.e., 5 days after the beginning of the war, and already after the President of Russia Medvedev officially announced the termination of the military operation aimed at coercive peacemaking.
Having gobbled up his tie, overdosed on cocaine, changed his pants after fleeing from the“invisible Russian jets”, and again overdosed on cocaine, Saakashvili raved that:
  • “the Georgian army forced Russian generals to flee from the battlefield for the first time since World War II” (I am not joking, he spurted this out in all seriousness);
  • “95% of the efficient part of the Armed Forces of Russia fought against Georgia”;
  • “the 58th Russian army was actually burned by the 4th Georgian brigade”;
  • “when the 58th army was defeated, Russia used ground and air forces. They fired more than half their ‘Iskander’ ammo”;
  • and so on.
In general, Saakashvili is a worthy colleague of the alcoholic Poroshenko in terms of killing brains via substance abuse, as well as in terms of “destroying Russian armies in words”.
Everybody laughed, but only at the words of the little fool Saakashvili.
Because as a result of Georgian aggression (which, by the way, had the code name “Clear Field”, which openly hints at the intention to carry out the genocide of Ossetians and Abkhazians), which started at 00:15 Moscow time on August 8th with the “Grad” shelling of Tskhinvali, 15 Russian peacekeepers died (and about 40 were wounded), and about 1600 peaceful citizens of South Ossetia were killed (and almost as much wounded). The “Human Rights Watch” human rights organisation confirmed the fact of the destruction of the Russian peacekeeping posts in Tskhinvali and Khetagurovo.
At 00:30 Moscow time the commander of the operations of the armed forces of Georgia General Mamuka Kurashvili announced on the air of the “Rustavi-2” TV channel that, in connection with the refusal of the Ossetian side to hold talks on the stabilisation of the situation in the conflict zone, the Georgian side “made the decision to restore constitutional order in the conflict zone”, which completely disproves the latest Georgian insinuations – that Ossetians and/or Russians attacked first.
At 10:00 on August 8th the Georgian state Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili called on Russia to “act as a real peacekeeper” and stated that “Georgia controls almost all the settlements of South Ossetia, except Tskhinvali and Dzhava”.
On the morning of August 8th Russian aircraft started bombing military facilities on the territory of Georgia: the military base in Gori; the airfields of Vaziani and Marneuli, where Su-25 and L-39 planes, as well as a radar station 40 kilometers from Tbilisi were based.
At 14:30 Moscow time, the first unit of the Russian army – the 1st battalion of the 135th regiment – passed through the Roki tunnel.
At about 17:00 the Foreign Minister of Georgia Eka Tkeshelashvili called on foreign countries to put pressure on the Russian government in order to stop “direct military aggression” on the territory of Georgia. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in reply reminded that on the morning of August 8th Georgia called on Russia to act as a peacekeeper. “So that’s what we are doing,” said Lavrov.
On the morning of August 9th the 76th Guards Air Assault Division based in Pskov was transferred to the area of military operations. Russian ships entered the territorial waters of Georgia and started fighting the patrol.
On August 10th the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation sank two Georgian combat kayaks.
On August 11th the “proud Georgians” fled.
By the way, even when the Georgian army carried out a cunning strategic manoeuvre under the name “chaotic escape”, the grant-eating Georgian media continued to report that:
  • “as a result of fighting in the Tskhinvali region the Russian 58th army lost 1789 soldiers, 105 tanks, 81 fighting vehicles, 45 armoured troop-carriers, 10 ‘Grad’ units, and 5 ‘Smerch’ units”;
or
  • “in Georgia there are so many corpses of Russian soldiers that they aren’t transported back to Russia” (compare to the fake information about the losses of Russians in Donbass and in Syria – the similarity of propaganda methods is obvious).
In reality everything is on the contrary: it is the Georgian armed forces that didn’t take any action to recover the corpses of their perished soldiers from Tskhinvali region, and some of the perished Georgian military personnel were buried in mass graves without being identified (compare to the cauldrons in Donbass and several thousand anonymous graves of UAF soldiers).
But all of this is just details. The main thing is that on 08.08.08 Russia showed to the whole world (not only Georgia) that:
  • it won’t allow genocide to be carried out on its borders;
  • it won’t allow its soldiers to be killed with impunity any more;
  • it is ready to pursue an independent policy (both internal and external);
  • the Russian army isn’t in ruins at all and not as destroyed as the West thought, but completely on the contrary – it is capable of destroying in literally several days a NATO army armed with American weapons and trained by American military advisers;
  • Russians can’t be pushed around; it is only possible to reach an agreement with Russians.
The first milestone is the Munich speech of Putin.
The second milestone is the defeat of the Georgian army under the howling and hysterics of the West.
The third milestone is the failure of the Bolotnaya Square attempt at a white ribbon coup.
The fourth milestone is the return of Crimea.
The fifth milestone is the uprising in Donbass.
The sixth milestone is the essential strengthening of the presence of the state in the economy of Russia, especially in strategic spheres.
The seventh milestone is the crushing of Anglo-Saxon proxies (ISIS, al-Nusra, and other puppet terrorists) in Syria.
The eighth milestone is transferring the vector of activity further away from its borders – to Africa (in addition to the Central African Republic, at least four other African countries).
The ninth milestone is the dumping of American debt papers (treasuries).
And there are many other smaller and not so noticeable steps, like: the emergence of new types of weapons; accession to various international organisations, contracts and associations (trade and economic, as well as security contours), as well as the involvement in these organisations of new countries; import substitution; the introduction of the “foreign agent” status; the creation of its own payment system; and many other things.
And all of this is on the way to the restoration of the sovereignty and greatness of Russia.
But at first there was Munich and 08.08.08.
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Cả Quân chủng Phòng không - Không quân lẫn Bộ Quốc phòng Việt Nam tiếp tục làm thinh trước tin chiến đấu cơ loại Su-22U, số hiệu 8551, rớt ở huyện Nghĩa Đàn, tỉnh Nghệ An hôm 26 tháng 7 là do “nâng cấp” không đạt yêu cầu kỹ thuật. 

Một số nguồn thạo tin tại Việt Nam từng cho biết, dường như chiến đấu cơ số hiệu 8551 nằm trong lô Su-22U cũ mà Việt Nam mua lại từ một số quốc gia ở Đông Âu, sau đó chuyển cho Ukraine “nâng cấp”, chuyển đổi mục đích sử dụng (theo thiết kế Su-22U chỉ thực hiện các nhiệm vụ trên đất liền, “nâng cấp” nhằm thực hiện các nhiệm vụ trên biển) (1). Mới đây, tờ Sputnik của Nga cho biết thêm, các công ty ở Ukraine tham gia “nâng cấp” lô Su-22U - trong đó có chiến đấu cơ số hiệu 8551 - cho Việt Nam đều thuộc loại không đủ năng lực để thực hiện công việc “nâng cấp” (2)

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Xưa nay, tai nạn liên quan đến hoạt động của không quân trên toàn thế giới vốn không ít, tuy nhiên riêng tại Việt Nam, cách ứng xử với hàng loạt tai nạn xảy ra liên tục đối với đủ loại phương tiện bay quân sự rõ ràng hết sức bất thường. 

Dẫu các kế hoạch mua sắm phương tiện – thiết bị quốc phòng, bao gồm cả phương tiện bay quân sự của Việt Nam thường xuyên được hệ thống truyền thông quốc tế bạch hóa ngay từ giai đoạn bàn bạc với đối tác - ví dụ gần nhất là chuyện Việt Nam hỏi mua lô thiết phương tiện – thiết bị quốc phòng trị giá 100 triệu Mỹ kim từ Mỹ (3), song Quân chủng Phòng không - Không quân của Quân đội nhân dân Việt Nam nói riêng và Bộ Quốc phòng Việt Nam nói chung, tiếp tục dùng “bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” làm màn để che mọi thứ, kể cả đậy điệm nguyên nhân thực của hàng loạt tai nạn mà hậu quả về nhân mạng lẫn giá trị tài sản đều thuộc loại “đặc biệt nghiêm trọng”. 

Nếu đúng là chiếc Su-22U, số hiệu 8851, rớt ở huyện Nghĩa Đàn, tỉnh Nghệ An hôm 26 tháng 7 là do “nâng cấp” không đạt yêu cầu kỹ thuật thì che đậy yếu tố ấy có khác gì phủi trách nhiệm cho những cá nhân đề ra chủ trương và chôn sâu những sai lầm của kế hoạch mua lại những chiếc Su-22U cũ từ các quốc gia Đông Âu, chuyển chúng qua Ukaine “nâng cấp”? Quan hệ giữa những nhóm ở Việt Nam chuyên thực hiện các thương vụ mua bán – nâng cấp phương tiện – thiết bị quân sự với Đông Âu, Ukraine, Nga dường như rất mật thiết nên không chỉ có lô Su-22U ấy... 

Cách nay bốn năm, hồi cuối tháng 6 năm 2014, Hải quan Phần Lan tìm thấy một container bên trong chất đầy thiết bị phóng hỏa tiễn được vận chuyển từ Việt Nam tới Hồng Kông, sau đó được đưa từ Hồng Kông đến Phần Lan… Theo thẩm định của các chuyên gia thuộc Bộ Quốc phòng Phần Lan thì những thiết bị đó là đầu dẫn của Vympel R 73E – một loại hỏa tiễn tầm ngắn thường được gắn trên các chiến đấu cơ Su-27, Su-30 của Nga... Phải đến giữa tháng 7 năm 2014, khi phát giác vừa kể trở thành tin chính của hệ thống truyền thông quốc tế, Phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Việt Nam mới xác nhận, container mà Hải quan Phần Lan tạm giữ tại phi trường Helsinki Vantaa là của Việt Nam. Việt Nam gửi các đầu dẫn hỏa tiễn sang Ukraine để “bảo dưỡng”. Chuyện “bảo dưỡng” này là “bình thường”, “đúng luật pháp, thông lệ quốc tế” (4)

Tuy Phát ngôn viên Bộ Ngoại giao Việt Nam khẳng định, các viên chức hữu trách của Việt Nam đang làm việc với các bên có liên quan để giải quyết những vấn đề về thủ tục hải quan khi container vừa kể quá cảnh tại Phần Lan, song hải quan Phần Lan vẫn khẳng định sẽ điều tra thêm ít nhất sáu tháng và có thể sẽ tịch thu các đầu dẫn hỏa tiễn do vi phạm luật pháp của Phần Lan về xuất cảng “vật liệu quốc phòng”. Về nguyên tắc, vận chuyển các “vật liệu quốc phòng” qua lãnh thổ Phần Lan phải được Bộ Quốc phòng Phần Lan cho phép. Container chứa các đầu dẫn hỏa tiễn có xuất xứ từ Việt Nam đã không thông báo và không xin phép Bộ Quốc phòng Phần Lan. 

Ai cũng biết đầu dẫn hỏa tiễn là loại hàng hóa không… bình thường. Tại sao lại gửi hàng hóa không… bình thường theo kiểu “bình thường”, không khai báo cho “đúng luật pháp, thông lệ quốc tế” để gặp đủ thứ rắc rối? Việt Nam đã cũng như đang mua nhiều thứ phương tiện – thiết bị quốc phòng của Nga, quan hệ giữa hai bên rất khắng khít, tại sao không gửi các đầu dẫn hỏa tiễn do Nga sản xuất cho Nga “bảo dưỡng” mà lại gửi cho Ukraine? Phía sau những lựa chọn và cách làm khác thường ấy là những gì? Chẳng riêng Bộ Quốc phòng mà ngay cả hệ thống công quyền Việt Nam cũng xếp chuyện này vào loại công chúng Việt Nam không có quyền biết! 

Không phải tự nhiên mà tại kỳ họp Quốc hội diễn ra hồi cuối năm 2013, ông Nguyễn Hòa Bình, lúc đó là Viện trưởng Viện Kiểm sát Tối cao, đề nghị Quốc hội kiểm soát việc mua sắm phương tiện – thiết bị phục vụ quốc phòng, an ninh như chiến đấu cơ, chiến hạm, tàu ngầm,… Ông Bình lập luận, dù những thông tin liên quan đến các thương vụ loại đó là “nhạy cảm” nhưng chi phí dùng cho việc mua sắm là tiền của dân thành ra phải kiểm soát để bảo đảm tiền bạc được sử dụng đúng mục đích. Thậm chí Quốc hội Việt Nam nên thành lập một hội đồng thẩm định nhu cầu và những hợp đồng mua sắm phương tiện – thiết bị cho quân đội, công an. Ông Lê Việt Trường, lúc ấy đang giữ vai trò Phó chủ nhiệm Uỷ ban Quốc phòng - An ninh của Quốc hội Việt Nam, cũng nghĩ như vậy. Ông Trường đề nghị phải thực hiện nguyên tắc công khai minh bạch cả trong mua sắm thuộc lĩnh vực quốc phòng, an ninh (5)

Đến giờ, những ý tưởng, đề nghị như đã kể của ông Bình, ông Trường vẫn giống như những tiếng kêu trong hoang mạc! Chẳng phải chỉ có những hợp đồng mua sắm phương tiện – thiết bị phục vụ quốc phòng, an ninh được dán nhãn “bí mật quốc gia” mà nguyên nhân các tai nạn liên quan đến việc bảo dưỡng, sử dụng chúng, dù chẳng giấu được ai cũng được xếp vào loại “an ninh quốc gia”, cần bảo mật. Tại Việt Nam, “minh bạch” vẫn thuộc phạm trù “hiếm, quý” chứ không phải là yếu tố hết sức bình thường như nhiều quốc gia khác. Gần đây, cảm thấy dường như hoạt động của các loại phương tiện bay thuộc quân đội Mỹ không ổn, Military Times – một tập đoàn báo chí tư nhân chuyên xuất bản các ấn phẩm liên quan đến quân đội Mỹ - đã viện dẫn Luật về Quyền Tự do thông tin, yêu cầu Bộ Quốc phòng Mỹ cung cấp toàn bộ thông tin về những trục trặc liên quan tới các phương tiện bay quân sự từ 2011 đến 2018. Tất nhiên là Bộ Quốc phòng Mỹ không thể từ chối và Military Times đã công bố bản kê tất cả các trục trặc liên quan đến phương tiện bay quân sự, bất kể mức độ lớn - nhỏ, nguyên nhân (khách quan hay chủ quan) cho công chúng tham khảo, bình luận (6)

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“Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” đã biến Đinh Ngọc Hệ (tự “Út Trọc”), Phan Văn Anh Vũ (tự Vũ “Nhôm”) trở thành hai ông Trời con, khuynh đảo lực lượng vũ trang, nhân danh quốc phòng, an ninh thâu tóm công thổ, công thự trên toàn quốc biến thành tài sản riêng, chia chác với nhiều cá nhân. “Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” đã giúp cho hàng chục ông tướng của cả quân đội lẫn công an tự tung, tự tác, được cả ăn lẫn nói. “Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” giúp Vũ “Nhôm” và Trung tướng Phan Hữu Tuấn, cựu Tổng cục phó Tổng cục Tình báo, Bộ Công an được xử kín và dù tính chất, mức độ phạm tội của cả hai được xác định là “rất nghiêm trọng”, Vũ “nhôm” chỉ bị phạt 9 năm tù, tướng Tuấn chỉ bị phạt 7 năm tù. “Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” còn giúp “Út Trọc” với những vi phạm mà tính chất, mức độ nghiêm trọng không kém 12 năm tù vì “lợi dụng chức vụ quyền hạn trong khi thi hành công vụ” và “sử dụng tài liệu giả của cơ quan, tổ chức”. 

“Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” giúp Thượng tướng Phương Minh Hòa (cựu Tư lệnh Quân chủng Phòng không – Không quân), Trung tướng Nguyễn Văn Thanh (cựu Chính ủy Quân chủng Phòng không – Không quân) chỉ bị cảnh cáo, Đại tá Bùi Văn Tiệp (cựu Tư lệnh Sư đoàn 367 Không quân) được hưởng án treo vì những sai phạm hết sức chung chung, thiếu chi tiết: Độc đoán, chuyên quyền, vi phạm đủ thứ qui định pháp luật về quản lý – sử dụng công thổ, công thự, không chỉ để mặc mà còn tiếp tay cho một số thuộc cấp “vi phạm pháp luật rất nghiêm trọng”, chưa kể phê duyệt nhiều văn bản trái cả quy định lẫn thẩm quyền. Tướng Hòa, tướng Thanh, đại tá Tiệp đã “hạ cánh an toàn” nhưng nhiều thuộc cấp của họ như: Thượng tá Phạm Giang Nam, Chủ nhiệm Bay Trung đoàn 921, Trung tá Khuất Mạnh Trí, Trung đoàn trưởng, Tham mưu trưởng của Trung đoàn 921,… và những phi công đã tử nạn khi bay huấn luyện thì không. 

Liệu những ông tướng chẳng ngại ngần chút nào khi biến hàng loạt phi trường từ Bắc tới Nam thành sân golf, khu dân cư, giúp Út Trọc tác oai, tác quái, có vì quốc gia, dân tộc, đồng chí, đồng đội mà chùn tay trong những thương vụ mua sắm phương tiện – thiết bị quốc phòng? Không biết! “Bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” đủ để che kín tất cả. Dân có thể không biết nhưng hẳn là những đồng đội của Thượng tá Nam, Trung tá Trí,… biết nhiều hơn về “mặt thật” của các ông tướng. Tới lúc nào thì họ thôi, không muốn bán mình cho các “thủ trưởng” của họ nữa? Tới lúc nào thì tinh thần, nhiệt huyết quân nhân suy sụp hoàn toàn vì những “bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” được bảo vệ theo kiểu đó? Tác động từ việc hệ thống công quyền Việt Nam nhân danh “bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia” để lờ đi, gạt bỏ sự hi sinh của những người lính kháng cự sự xâm lược của Trung Quốc cả trên đất liền lẫn trên biển, chống chế độ diệt chủng Polpot ở Campuchia sẽ cộng hưởng thế nào? 

Nếu nói “bí mật quốc phòng”, “an ninh quốc gia”, “bảo vệ lợi ích của Đảng”, “bảo vệ uy tín của lực lượng vũ trang” theo kiểu vừa kể đang “đánh” và sẽ đốn quị tinh thần ái quốc, vì dân - những yếu tố quan trọng nhất, cần thiết nhất cho hiệu quả hoạt động của quân đội, công an thì có quá đáng không? Bị “đánh” hoài như thế thì lúc nào “sạch không kình ngạc”? 

Chú thích 

(1)http://soha.vn/cuong-kich-su-22-viet-nam-vua-gap-nan-co-the-la-chiec-tung-duoc-nang-cap-tai-ukraine-20180726153039584.htm

(2)https://www.voatiengviet.com/a/chien-dau-co-viet-nam-gap-nan-vi-nang-cap-kem-o-ukraine/4515464.html

(3)https://www.voatiengviet.com/a/viet-nam-dat-mua-hang-chuc-trieu-dola-vu-khi-cua-my/4508935.html

(4)http://baodatviet.vn/chinh-tri-xa-hoi/tin-tuc-thoi-su/bo-ngoai-giao-lo-hang-quan-su-sang-ukraine-de-bao-duong-3048412/

(5)https://vnexpress.net/tin-tuc/thoi-su/de-nghi-quoc-hoi-kiem-soat-viec-mua-sam-tau-ngam-ten-lua-2912057.html

(6) https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/06/military-times-aviation-database/

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Новой темой в украинской пропагандистской парадигме "не будет России и заживем!" становится пенсионная реформа в России. Вот типичный пассаж из украинской пропаганды: "Рядом с интересом хочешь-не хочешь прорываются такие «негуманные» чувства, как удовольствие от чужого горя и злорадство. Однако все-таки главный вопрос в этой ситуации: это уже началось? Это уже начало российского бунта как предпосылки долгожданного распада России на благо всех людей доброй воли (особенно их много на Украине)?"

Одного этого образца морального уродства украинской пропаганды вполне достаточно, чтобы понять следующее: украинские пропагандисты прошли точку профессиональной деформации и сами этого не осознают. Называют себя "людьми доброй воли" и строкой выше пишут о своем "удовольствии от чужого горя и злорадстве". Нечего сказать, "добрая воля"! Точно также мыслили и палачи Освенцима, кидавшие людей живьем в топки, и считавшие себя спасителями человечества.

"Впрочем, сложно ожидать чего-то иного в государстве, где хуторянская ограниченность и ксенофобская доктрина изначально "вшиты" в официальный гимн: "сгинут наши враги, как роса на солнце, и мы, братья, запануем в своей стороне". Сейчас на официальном уровне на Украине врагом объявили Россию, Православие, Путина, коммунистов… А завтра, кто знает? Польшу, Румынию, Венгрию, "унтерменьшей", евреев, цыган, профсоюзы и так далее. По-украински слово "злорадство" звучит как зловтиха. Украинцев утешают проблемами других стран. А потом они обижаются на вопрос: "че там у хохлов?", сами при этом жадно выискивая проблемы в России и смакуя их".

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А почему бы не рассмотреть, как пенсионная реформа в России аукнется самой Украине? Будет три подпорки украинской "перемоги. Украинского "экономического чуда", вопреки кликушам с майдана, не произошло. Сегодня от краха экономику Украины удерживает следующее:

"Первое - кредиты Запада. Надеяться на них не стоит, так как их дают не просто так, а при самых разрушительных условиях. Таких как свободные цены на услуги ЖКХ, вывоз леса-кругляка или продажу земли. То есть, как писал Тарас Шевченко, "латаную рубаху с калеки снимают, с кожей снимают". Украине из этих кредитов перепадает ровно столько, чтобы она не рухнула и можно было бы ее и дальше грабить, вывозя за рубеж ресурсы. Остальное "пилится" и кладется на заграничные счета украинских "всеможновладцев", т.е. возвращается в экономику Запада и продолжает работать на нее".

Второе – газовая труба

"Пока она кормит Украину и обогащает тех воров, которые к ней присосались. Украина пока что может шантажировать Европу и Россию вентилем. Пока… Но, "Турецкий поток" и "Северный поток-2" строятся и сказке скоро конец".

Третье – заробитчане

"Несмотря на планы теляти волка съесть, постмайданная Украина кроме экспорта шмелей и "лысых" Карпат другими "перемогами" не отличилась. Немногие европейские романтики от бизнеса, кто решился инвестировать в Цэевропу, прокляли тот день, когда поверили украинским зазывалам. "Крыши", коррупция, откаты и рейдерство – это кислотная среда, непригодная для инвестиций. Поэтому единственными инвестициями, которые удерживают Украину на плаву остаются деньги заробитчан, пересылаемые семьям.

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Если пенсионная реформа в России произойдет

Как это будет, в какой форме и будет ли вообще, однозначно утверждать пока рано. Пока контуры проекта далеки от окончательной формы и будет еще немало обсуждений. Поэтому будем исходить из того, что есть на настоящий момент.

"Увеличение пенсионного возраста выведет на рынок труда значительное количество рабочих рук. А поскольку этот рынок относительно свободен, то рост количества предложений может снизить цены на труд. Когда к предпринимателю приходит наниматься один работник, то это одно, а когда за его спиной еще десяток безработных, то есть желание понизить зарплату. И если на официальном рынке труда действуют требования МРОТ, то на теневом рынке, где преимущественно находят себя украинские гастарбайтеры, полная свобода ценообразования. А это значит, что расценки заробитчанских зарплат могут существенно упасть. Украинская экономика еле держится на плаву, и потеря "инвестиций" от заробитчан может запросто пустить ее ко дну".

ДМИТРИЙ МОЛЧАНОВ: Украине надо молиться, чтобы в России не приняли новую реформу - не вам злорадствовать, не вам

Конъюнктура рынка труда тоже изменится. Если, как уже прозвучало предложение, трудоустройство пенсионеров-россиян будет получать административную протекцию, например, прокуроский надзор за отказами в трудоустройстве, то и политика ФМС станет жестче в разы. Если решение предпринимателя принимать на работу украинских мигрантов, отказывая в трудоустройстве временно несостоявшимся пенсионерам, будет караться, как хранение героина, то даже малые зарплаты украинцев перестанут оправдывать риски.

Тогда украинская ниша на трудовом рынке сузится до трех типов работ: 1) непрестижная, вроде чистки отхожих мест; 2) "потогонка" с длительным рабочим днем и/или физически крайне тяжелая, когда за год работы оставляешь десять лет здоровья; 3) опасная и вредная, вроде радиоактивных свалок, когда забудешь о гастрите, зато будешь читать газеты в темноте.

"А еще можно вспомнить, что основной торговый партнер Украины по-прежнему Россия. Курьезный случай: на днях одиозная недописательница Ницой веселила публику тем, что все якобы корейские телевизоры на Украине оказались российской сборки. Ну а кто виноват, что "великие укры" ничего кроме "Шмелей" украинской сборки не производят? Итак, два из трёх источников дохода Украины зависят от России напрямую. Не вам, украинцы, злорадствовать по поводу пенсионной реформы, не вам. Вам-то впору рвать на себе волосы. Украина забыла простую пословицу "пока толстый сохнет худой сдохнет". То, что для России трудности, для Украины капут. И всем украинцам, кому не отмайданило рассудок, надо начинать день с молитвы "Боже, храни Россию!".

ДМИТРИЙ МОЛЧАНОВ: Украине надо молиться, чтобы в России не приняли новую реформу - не вам злорадствовать, не вам

Тем временем председатель Госдумы Вячеслав Володин провел рабочее совещание, где обсуждалась подготовка предстоящих парламентских слушаний по вопросу совершенствования пенсионного законодательства. В слушаниях, назначенных на 21 августа, смогут принять участие не только парламентарии, но и общественные организации, эксперты и представители деловых сообществ.

«Учитывая большой запрос со стороны представителей гражданского и экспертного сообщества, после консультаций с представителями политических фракций было принято решение переформатировать их в парламентские общественные слушания», — сказал Володин.

От редакции: 19 июля Госдума рассмотрела законопроект о совершенствовании пенсионного законодательства. Проект закона предполагает поэтапное повышение пенсионного возраста с 2019 года. Предполагается, что мужчины будут выходить на пенсию с 65 лет, а женщины с 63 лет. Совершенствование пенсионного законодательства позволит создать условия для сбалансированной и долгосрочной финансовой устойчивости пенсионной системы России. Кроме того, благодаря изменениям с 2019 года пенсии неработающих пенсионеров будут увеличены на одну тысячу рублей, а к 2024 году размер средней пенсии составит 20 тысяч рублей в месяц.

Дмитрий Молчанов

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Prosecutors are expected to rest their case on Friday in Paul Manafort's bank and tax fraud trial after two weeks of granular testimony from accountants, bookkeepers, luxury vendors and Manafort's former business partner. Manafort, who served as Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016, made his fortune through political consulting overseas. Prosecutors say he evaded taxes on millions of dollars by hiding it in shell companies and bank accounts based mainly in Cyprus. They also allege that after Manafort's income dried up — his most important political client in Ukraine was ousted from power — Manafort lied to banks in order to qualify for loans to sustain his luxurious lifestyle. Prosecutors are expected to call four or five witnesses on Friday, then it will be the defense's turn to make its case. It's unclear how many witnesses Manafort's team intends to call, but the trial still seems on track to conclude next week. Manafort has pleaded not guilty and his defense attorneys have
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matt1211,
For example. In America, I can create big business. From Britain it is better to do international business.
ironcross32,
I understand the things that you are talking about. But you don't want to hear me!
Variety exists. I understand, it's true. But in any case, we can talk about the majority and the minority.
For example, in one country there are many Christians. It is a fact. This does not mean that there are no Muslims in this country. But there are more Christians, this is a fact.
Also with girls. I can find girls who like to drink alcohol, for example wine in Britain and in America. But this does not mean that there are as many girls as in such countries as Russia or Ukraine.
shotgunshell,
Thank you. Just I haven't so many friends from Britain and America, for this reason I'm writing here on the forum.
You are wrong. I've been studying life in America and Britain for about a year. 3 years is about my programming questions.
JaceK,
If I create topics and ask questions repeatedly, it means that I didn't find answers, or these answers didn't satisfy me.


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Источник: pixabay.comЗдоровье Mail.ru рассказывает, какую еду на сегодняшний день вычеркнули из черного списка, и можно есть ее со спокойной совестью?

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Prosecutors are expected to rest their case on Friday in Paul Manafort's bank and tax fraud trial after two weeks of granular testimony from accountants, bookkeepers, luxury vendors and Manafort's former business partner.

Manafort, who served as Donald Trump's campaign chairman in 2016, made his fortune through political consulting overseas. Prosecutors say he evaded taxes on millions of dollars by hiding it in shell companies and bank accounts based mainly in Cyprus.

They also allege that after Manafort's income dried up — his most important political client in Ukraine was ousted from power — Manafort lied to banks in order to qualify for loans to sustain his luxurious lifestyle.

Prosecutors are expected to call four or five witnesses on Friday, then it will be the defense's turn to make its case. It's unclear how many witnesses Manafort's team intends to call, but the trial still seems on track to conclude next week.

Manafort has pleaded not guilty and his defense attorneys have blamed any financial wrongdoing in the case on his former partner, Rick Gates, who has pleaded guilty to related charges as part of an agreement with the Justice Department.

Prosecutors present a paper trail

Gates may have been the prosecution's most exciting witness — acknowledging embezzlement and at least one extramarital affair — but he was only one of many who have appeared in the trial.

Gates testified early in the week for parts of three days, but the rest of the trial has been consumed by accountants and bankers who worked on Manafort's taxes and processed his bank loan applications, as well as vendors who sold him numerous high-priced items like luxury cars and custom suits.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors also have relied on emails sent to and from Manafort about his properties, as well as the accountants who worked with his finances.

That may have been a countermeasure against one of the defense's arguments, which was that Manafort was not intimately enough involved in his own finances to have deliberately committed financial crimes.

Prosecutors must prove to jurors that if Manafort did evade taxes or misguide banks, he did so intentionally and not by mistake.

Bankers' evidence

To that end, prosecutors on Thursday questioned Melinda James, a loan assistant at Citizens Bank, and Peggy Miceli, a vice president at Citzens Bank.

Manafort received a $3.4 million refinancing loan from Citizens Bank in 2016 on a property he owned in New York. Prosecutors allege that in applying for that loan, Manafort lied by classifying it as his second home instead of an investment or rental property. Actually, they said, he was renting it out.

Miceli testified that Manafort would not have been eligible for a loan that large against the property had the bank known it was being rented. Earlier in the day, a representative from Airbnb testified that the property had been listed as available for rent for much of 2015 and 2016.

During James' testimony, prosecutors showed the jury an email from Manafort to his son-in-law notifying him that the bank was sending an appraiser to assess the property.

"Remember, he believes that you and Jessica are living there," Manafort wrote. Prosecutors said that showed Manafort knew he was misrepresenting how the home was being used.

The judge ... apologizes?

Judge T.S. Ellis has had a massive effect on the quick pace of Manafort's trial, but he's had an even larger impact on the tone of the courtroom.

He has admonished prosecutors almost daily. Last week, he took them to task because he said they were sowing resentment in the jury for Manafort's wealth. The judge growled at them this week to "get to the heart of the matter."

On Thursday, however, Ellis offered something different: an apology — or close to it.

Ellis upbraided the government's lawyers on Wednesday for allowing an IRS expert witness into the courtroom to watch trial proceedings before he testified. But as prosecutors noted in a motion filed after court on Wednesday night, the judge had previously said the IRS witness could stay in the courtroom.

Prosecutors argued in the motion that Ellis' criticism on Wednesday could imply that the government was trying to skirt rules in its trial tactics and gain an unfair advantage, when in fact Ellis had explicitly given prosecutors permission for the expert witness to stay in the room.

"This prejudice should be cured," prosecutors wrote.

Ellis opened court on Thursday by admitting he "may have been wrong" and that he sometimes makes mistakes "like any human — and this robe doesn't make me any more than a human."

"Any criticism of counsel should be put aside," the judge said. "It doesn't have anything to do with this case."

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On Thursday, prosecutors in the Paul Manafort trial turned the jury's attention to a Soho apartment Manafort owned. They say Manafort — the former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, who's accused of bank fraud and tax fraud — told a bank it was a second home so he could get a bigger loan. But they say he was actually renting it out on Airbnb.

Manafort bought his place on Howard Street for $2.85 million in 2102, a time when he was making millions in political consulting fees in Ukraine. He paid the price in full, with no financing.

Four years later, Manafort had lost his Ukrainian client, and was in financial trouble. To make money, he rented the Howard Street apartment to people like Lucy Lesser, a TV producer and director who needed a location for a three-day shoot.

“It was pretty clear that nobody was living there full time, 'cause there was no personal affects or anything like that — kind of framed generic photos on the walls, and I would say the decor was a little stodgy,” Lesser said.

But at around $800 a day, Lesser says it was a good deal. She never met the owner when she rented the place in February 2016, and was stunned when she found out later who it was. 

"I actually would have never seen that coming," she said.

On Thursday, in a Virginia courtroom, prosecutors called an Airbnb executive and a banker to the stand. The government says Manafort deceived the bank with false statements and false documents. The banker said rental properties are considered higher risk, and loans for them carry a higher interest rate.

In cross examinations, Manafort's lawyers indicated that it wasn't rented all that often, and tried to raise doubts about just how many film crews and tourists had really passed through the Howard Street apartment.

 


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Hey, everyone! I'd like to ask you one thing, does anybody of you have Afro-American friends or acquaintainces in Ukraine? I'd like to meet them. I live in Sevastopol (Crimea).
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Tank you!
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I am in no position to contest much of the author's detail on matters of peripheral interest to me like Ukraine but I have an honest and expert source of information which makes me understand the unmentioned fact that, apart from the Crimeans, there is a very solid body of Ukrainians including those whose first language is Russian whose main objective would be for Ukraine to be and remain independent of Russia. Correspondingly the idea that Yanukovich was "democratically elected" is humbug coming from someone who - rightly in my view - denies America's democratic credentials.
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(JTA) — Following a politician’s tirade against a Jewish mayor in Moldova who was convicted of fraud, that country’s Jewish community issued a statement condemning “hate speech’s use as an instrument of political struggle.” The statement Friday by the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova — a landlocked country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine...

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Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran. At the same time, the country of Russia […]
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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. The French president’s office said Macron and Putin spoke by telephone. The presidency says Macron urged the Russian leader to find a humanitarian solution since […]
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To resolve the conflict in Donbass it is necessary to consider all plans for reconciliation of the parties but also the leader of “Ukrainian choice” Victor Medvedchuk his plan, no one voiced. Such opinion on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said the political analyst Yulia Komarova. “Now we can analyze what the road map […]
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The most popular names, which the Ukrainians have named their newborn children in the first half of 2018, began Sophia, Anastasia, Anna, Artem, Alexander and Maxim. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of justice for the state registration of Elena Sukmanova, the press service of the Ministry. “In the first half of this year, […]
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Ukraine is testing powerful new weapons – self-propelled howitzer “Bogdan”. This was stated by Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the press service of the Ministry. “Its important characteristics are high mobility, accuracy, range and high rate of fire,” said he, adding that the special ammunition the howitzer can hit […]
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The most important thing to keep in mind when you make a secret recording of a politician and then ostentatiously leak it to the media is that the material it contains should be, you know, secret. That and really embarrassing.

I realize that as I write this some enterprising youngster at The Daily Wire is probably in the middle of catching Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) admitting that he prefers Dawn to Palmolive, but no matter how many 67-year-old Tea Party grandmas share it on Facebook, it's not a scoop. Ideally the elected official in question should be unburdening himself of his long-suspected contempt for roughly half of the American people or at least using foul language. If he is just saying the kinds of things he would say on CNN, it's not important.

This is the fundamental problem with the audio of Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, aired Wednesday night by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. "If Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones," Nunes is reported to have said at a private fundraiser for his colleague Cathy McMorris Rodgers. "Which is really the danger. … I mean we have to keep all these seats. We have to keep the majority. If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away."

So a Republican in the House wants his party to win the midterm elections? Fancy that. Also, good luck. Despite Democrats' embarrassing 1-9 track record so far in Trump-era special elections, there are good reasons to believe the party has a good chance at retaking the lower chamber in November, even if they lose ground in the Senate. So many Republicans are resigned to this conclusion that they are retiring en masse.

The supposedly more "scandalous" part of the recording is the revelation that Nunes is also hoping to end Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation of President Trump's 2016 campaign by any means necessary. He doesn't care whether this means Attorney General Jeff Sessions reneges on his promise not to get involved or whether Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein has to be impeached on some absurd pretext or whether Mueller himself decides not to bring any charges against the president, even the probable bloodless ones involving the obstruction of an investigation into supposed collusion. Is any of this a surprise? Nunes' intentions have been out in the open for a long time. He even went so far earlier this year as to charge his staff with inventing a conspiracy theory about the FBI sabotaging the election to rival even the most lurid speculations of the paid-up Muellerites. It hasn't worked so far, but partisanship is a series of spasmodic muscular contractions, not a precise workout routine.

I wish I could get really worked up about Nunes and his nefarious plans to quash Mueller. He is a walking advertisement for everything normal people hate about the GOP, a posturing ninny who proudly insists that he was an "entrepreneur" at the age of 14, when most of us were no doubt still expecting a handout from Big Government, i.e., Mom. He is a liar and a shill.

But come on. It has been a long time since it was possible to have disinterested feelings about the special counsel investigation. If anyone were really horrified by the idea of foreign influence on our elections we would have taken meaningful steps to prevent it long ago. It certainly has nothing to do with Russia, which most Democrats didn't care about in 2012 or even in 2015. The Trump administration is quietly pursuing the most hawkish Russia policy since the Cold War without attracting much notice from Democrats in Congress or from liberal commentators. If bombing Bashar al Assad, agitating for more NATO spending, beefing up American troop presence in Eastern Europe, arming Ukraine, and, only a few days ago, passing anti-Russia sanctions that the Kremlin describes as "draconian," "far-fetched," and "absolutely illegal" is the work of a KGB agent, Trump really is playing 40-dimensional chess.

This is not what's happening, of course. Trump is more of a checkers man, flinging pieces across the board at random and shouting "King me" every five seconds whether his last move was legal or not.

The Trump-Mueller-Nunes-Peter Strzok dialectic has nothing to do with the Kremlin or ethics in federal law enforcement or the supposedly sacrosanct billionaire auctions that our federal elections have become: It's about us-versus-them, about rhetoric and partisanship and, on the part of observers in the media and among the public, class signaling.

What the American people need are not more secret recordings of non-secrets but better descriptive accounts of how their government works. The old high-school civics clichés about the three branches of government, divided power, checks and balances, and so on are childish. So too is the "I'm Just a Bill" fantasy of ordinary public-spirited citizens seeking legislative solutions to the vexing problems of the day by contacting their duly elected representatives. Politics is simply the pursuit and exercise of power. In our system officials, elected and otherwise, seize upon the procedural mechanisms at their disposal or invent new ones in the hope of pressing some fresh advantage upon their opponents. Norms — legal, fiscal, rhetorical — exist for the purpose of being violated by one side and fussed over by the other one. This is as true of the presidency and the attendant agencies of the federal government as it is of Congress and the Supreme Court. The contest between the two loose factions sometimes designated "R" and "D" is at once chiliastic and nihilistic, an all-consuming opposition of two groups that represent no principles save the brute fact of their own polarity.

It is probably the case that without hyper-partisanship our system would collapse. It is its operating, if not its organizing, principle. At any rate it's not going away any time soon.

In the meantime, looking past the epiphenomena to the boring truths they conceal can be refreshing once in a while.


          Why America’s Allies Should Develop Nuclear Weapons      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Doug Bandow

Germans are losing their trust in America’s security guarantees. Believing that U.S. troops would always defend Europe, Berlin has allowed its military outlays and capabilities to wither. German defense spending at present barely breaks 1 percent of GDP. With only slight overstatement, political scientist Christian Hacke recently said of the German military, “nothing flies, nothing floats, and nothing runs.”

For years, Washington officials have whined about Europe’s and especially Germany’s failure to take defense seriously. Yet the U.S. also continued to spend money and deploy troops to “reassure” its allies, giving them less incentive to do more.

Despite his tough rhetoric, in practice, President Donald Trump’s policy has proven to be more of the same. He criticized America’s defense commitments to Montenegro, yet allowed it to enter NATO. At the latest alliance summit, his subordinates advanced new subsidies for member states. This year the administration is putting another $6.5 billion into the European Deterrence Initiative, formerly called the European Reassurance Initiative.

Nevertheless, the president’s crude hostility and unpredictability have set him apart from his predecessors. Thus, many Germans and other Europeans worry that he might walk away from NATO.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been particularly vocal. Last year she defiantly responded to President Trump’s criticism by calling on Europeans to “take our fate into our own hands.” She remains committed to bumping her country’s military outlays up to 2 percent of GDP, despite opposition from her coalition partners.

Proliferation is a good thing if it means relieving some of America’s numerous security guarantees.

Other Germans want to do even more. For instance, shortly after Trump’s election, Roderich Kiesewetter, a member of the Bundestag and former German general staff officer, suggested creating a European military budget to expand the French and British nuclear arsenals. Berthold Kohler, publisher of the influential Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, urged direct German support.

Two weeks ago, the Welt am Sonntag ran an article by Christian Hacke that argued Germany was no longer under America’s nuclear umbrella and that “national defense on the basis of a nuclear deterrent must be given priority in light of new transatlantic uncertainties and potential confrontations.” Criticism of his idea was fierce — a former intelligence official denounced it as “reckless, foolish, and incendiary.”

U.S. commentators also dumped on Hacke’s proposal. Jim Townsend, a one-time deputy defense secretary, argued: “Trump notwithstanding, the U.S. nuclear guarantee is not going anywhere.” That, of course, is the conventional wisdom inside the Blob, as the Washington foreign policy establishment has been called, which also believes that America must forever defend Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; fix failed societies and sort out foreign civil wars everywhere; and underwrite every authoritarian regime that claims to oppose Washington’s enemy du jour.

But it isn’t just the Germans who are considering nuclear options. Jarsolaw Kaczynski, former Polish prime minister and dominant figure in Poland’s current government, has suggested developing a European nuclear arsenal to confront Russia.

The same question also has arisen in Asia. The Republic of Korea embarked on a nuclear program in the 1970s after President Park Chung-hee doubted the Nixon administration’s commitment to the ROK’s defense. Seoul later abandoned the effort under U.S. pressure, though in recent years the North’s nuclear advances have fed popular support for a South Korean bomb. A poll found two thirds of South Koreans in favor and some newspapers and politicians offered their support.

North Korea’s new pacific course has reduced the perceived necessity of a nuclear arsenal and leftish President Moon Jae-in last fall declared, “We will not develop or possess nuclear weapons.” However, the future remains uncertain. Indeed, few Korea analysts believe Pyongyang will ever fully disarm, and President Trump has shown disdain for America’s defense commitment to South Korea.

Even more controversial is the case of Japan. The idea of possessing nuclear weapons remains anathema to much of the Japanese population, but they also remain sheltered beneath America’s nuclear umbrella. Despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attempt to tie himself to President Trump, an increasingly burdened America may tire of protecting its wealthiest ally.

So far the proliferation door is “ajar, even if no one is leading the way through it,” observed Llewelyn Hughes of GR Japan. The idea of a Japanese nuke was studied (and rejected) by military and civilian policymakers as far back as the 1960s. During the conservative nationalist Abe’s earlier stint as prime minister a decade ago, he appeared to offer indirect support for a Japanese nuclear weapon, though nothing came of that gambit. In April 2016, Abe observed that the Japanese Constitution does not preclude the country from possessing and using nuclear bombs, which reaffirmed a position going back to Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi in 1957. The same reasoning allows Tokyo to field a “Self-Defense Force” despite the constitution’s Article Nine, which holds that “land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained.”

Most U.S. policymakers dismiss the idea of friendly proliferation in Asia, though analyst Ira Straus has proposed a nuclear loan by Washington to Japan and the ROK. Ultimately, however, there is no reason for the U.S. to remain entangled in those nations’ defense. Both are nuclear capable and could develop their own weapons if they desired. America should consider shifting — permanently, not temporarily — nuclear as well as conventional defense responsibilities onto its freeloading allies.

Uncle Sam has been profligate with his nuclear umbrellas. The 28 other NATO members — including Montenegro, President Trump’s bête noire — each received one. So did Japan and South Korea. Australia and Taiwan could also be seen as protected. Certainly Israel would be had it not developed its own arsenal. Perhaps Saudi Arabia would get one if Iran developed a bomb. Ukraine probably thought it had one after yielding its leftover Soviet nukes.

The presumption is that America’s commitments are costless since they will never be called in. Washington deters the bad guys while preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. Whatever risk might exist, believes the Blob, it’s vastly exceeded by the dangers of proliferation. Under such assumptions, no wonder non-proliferation is one of foreign policy’s great sacred cows.

The problem with our promises to use nukes on behalf of other nations is that doing so costs nothing only so long as deterrence holds. And history is full of conflicts in which conventional alliances failed to prevent war. World Wars I and II are prime examples.

A nuclear guarantee that failed at deterrence would force either military action likely to result in destruction on the American homeland or humiliating retreat and a consequent loss of credibility and honor. What U.S. cities should be held hostage for Berlin, Taipei, Podgorica, Tokyo, Warsaw, and Canberra? Only an interest most compelling could justify taking such a risk. Yet Washington has opened its nuclear umbrellas casually, even thoughtlessly, without much regard for the consequences.

In fact, most of America’s nuclear guarantees are leftovers, tied to antiquated alliances created during a different time. But for those commitments, the U.S. would not be a nuclear target of so many opposing regimes. Through its alliances, Washington has needlessly turned itself into an adversary of nuclear-armed powers.

Hence last year’s bizarre nuclear scare involving North Korea. No serious analyst believed the DPRK planned to start a nuclear war with America. Nothing suggested that any one of the three Kims who ruled the North were suicidal. Yet in the event of a conventional war, Pyongyang could still be tempted to either strike out in desperation or threaten attacks on civilian targets to halt an allied advance. With South Korea well able to defend itself, Washington is risking nuclear attack for no good reason.

The dangers are exacerbated by the potential impact of nuclear guarantees on allied behavior, which can encourage intransigence and even recklessness. Conventional commitments are dangerous enough. In the early 2000s, Taiwan’s independence-minded Chen Shui-bian government appeared to provoke Beijing in the belief that the U.S. would deal with any consequences. In 2008, Georgia’s Mikheil Saakashvili triggered a disastrous conflict with Russia, bombarding Moscow’s troops in the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, apparently expecting Washington to enter any war on his government’s side.

While friendly proliferation could create instability and encourage competing arms build-ups, it would also be the most effective way to constrain China without forcing the U.S. into a military confrontation over primarily allied interests with what will be soon a great power, perhaps eventually even a superpower. Enabling more nuclear states would be unfortunate, but it still might be the best among bad options.

If nothing else, Americans should debate Washington’s multiple nuclear guarantees. Recipient nations increasingly recognize that the nuclear umbrella offers an imperfect defense at best. And the U.S. government’s nuclear commitments create enormous, disproportionate costs and risks for Americans. When the issue is nuclear war, without question America must come first.

Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is author of Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire.
          With attacks on independent media, the "thaw" in Belarus is over      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The last few years have been viewed as a relative liberalisation in Belarusian public life. It seems this is coming to an end. 

Law enforcement search the offices of Tut.by, 7 August. Source: Tut.by. After the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict in 2014, Belarus gradually began to shed its image as the “last dictatorship of Europe”. The country’s relative liberalisation was expressed through a decreasing level of repression against activists and politicians.

For Belarus’ independent press, though, the rules of the game have only got worse. Media that didn’t profess a clear political position could rely on a relative level of freedom. But everything changed overnight on 7 and 8 August, when Belarusian law enforcement conducted searches at five editorial offices — including Tut.by and BelaPAN, two of the country’s biggest media resources.

In Belarus, a journalist’s work was always complicated by a range of legal restrictions. A favourite method of pressure is fining non-accredited journalists working for foreign media — any freelancer can fall foul of this. In this year alone, journalists working for Belsat TV channel, which broadcasts from Poland, have been fined in Belarusian courts 70 times at a cost of $25,000. Moreover, the homes of Belsat journalists are regularly searched by Belarusian law enforcement.

In parallel, the authorities have strengthened legislation governing the work of online media. A new packet of amendments on Belarus’ media law was accepted by parliament in the first reading in April 2018. In order to recognise a site as an online media, editorial offices now have undergo an official registration process, which includes a range of formalities — the editor should be a Belarusian citizen with five years of experience, the publication should have a separate legal entity and so on. Without registration, employees of an online media will not be treated as journalists — which means they cannot receive official accreditation, request officials for comment or cover mass public events.

It’s obvious that the authorities knew that these arrests would cause international concern — and that this contradicts their attempts to change the image of the country

These new legislative changes also propose introducing authentication measures for commentators on online forums. Media owners are now responsible if users post banned content — which is defined very vaguely — on sites under their control. Media experts agree that these amendments are designed to force commercial competitors out in favour of Belarusian state media. This is partially confirmed by President Lukashenka’s own words in February when he appointed new managers to the state broadcasting company and Soviet Belarus newspaper. 

Over the past year, two of Belarus’ biggest opposition websites have been blocked — Charter 97 and Belarusian Partisan. The Partisan website managed to re-open after changing its domain name, but Charter 97 remains inaccessible to the majority of residents of Belarus. Then, at the beginning of August, the authorities targeted Tut.by and BelaPAN.

An investigation into these media groups was triggered by a statement made by the director of the state news agency BelTA, whose clients were experiencing difficulties accessing a subscription newsletter. Ten people, including Deutsche Welle journalist Paulyuk Bykowski, were detained on the pretext that journalists at private media were accessing this resource via other people’s accounts. Five people were released as suspects, and five were detained for three days. Judging by investigation materials released by state media on the first day of arrests, this operation was prepared in advance.

In and of itself, journalists being detained in Belarus is nothing unusual. Employees of opposition and independent media are detained regularly at public protests. But there’s never been this kind of direct interference in editorial work before, and this latest incident is different for a number of reasons.

First, the media that have been targeted. Tut.by is the most popular news website in Belarus. It is still the number one resource, despite fierce competition from Russian media. The site has been criticised by Lukashenka on several occasions. Its editorial policy is neutral, though it regularly publishes texts with criticism of the actions of state institutions. Since the website was set up in 2000, there’s never been a single search by law enforcement.

The other media targeted, BelaPAN, is the oldest private news agency in Belarus. It is a classic professional media, which has a critical position on the authorities, but does not support any political movement.

Second, all previous instances of mass pressure on Belarusian media have been connected to protest waves and direct criticism of the president. These detentions took place against a calm political background: there’s no mass protests being held, nor are any planned. Likewise, neither Tut, nor BelaPan have published any articles that exceed the current status quo in public life.

It’s obvious that the authorities knew that these arrests would cause international concern — and that this contradicts their attempts to change the image of the country. Most likely, in order to calm the situation, Minsk will end up solving this problem which it has  created itself. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson has already stated that the situation “bears no relation to issues of freedom of speech”. The journalists will be released, and the criminal investigation will be stopped after damages have been awarded. But the security services, after analysing the contents of the journalists’ hard disks, will have new ways of pressuring editors’ further — and the already limited freedom that Belarusian journalists enjoy will be reduced.

One of the most likely versions of why this is happening proposes this is another attempt at establishing control over mass media before the Belarusian presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019-2020. But it could end up having the opposite effect. It’s unlikely state media can take the place of commercial operations, and competitors from Russia will come and occupy this newly liberated niche — and the Belarusian authorities don’t have much in the way of influencing these outlets.

 

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          НАК "Нафтогаз Украины" выиграл 7 из 8 тендеров на поставки газа "Укртрансгазу"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Оператор газотранспортной системы "Укртрансгаз" провел 8 тендеров на закупку балансировочного газа. 7 из них выиграла НАК "Нафтогаз Украины". Об этом говорится в сообщениях в системе ProZorro, передают Українські новини. Таким образом, "Нафтогаз" в сентябре 2018 года - апреле 2019 года поставит "Укртрангазу" 1,52 млрд кубометров газа на 12,64 млрд грн. Еще 1 тендер выиграла компания Trafigura Ukraine.
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Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmakerFrench President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Russian jail. The French president's office said Macron and Putin spoke by telephone.



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The Czech senator Jaroslav Doubrava compared Ukraine to a black hole and said that he doesn’t want to visit the country until its government is replaced.

In an interview to the “Parlamentni Listy” publication the senator noted that Ukrainian oligarchs continue fight for financial flows, and all money sent to Kiev as financial aid literally “falls into a black hole”. At the same time, it will hardly be possible to return them.

    “In Ukraine there is a high level of poverty among the population. Oligarchs dominating in a mafia is a reality in Ukraine. And, unfortunately, this also concerns us, since many Ukrainians come here in order to earn money to support their family,” said the politician.

He also noted that nobody in the West cares about the fact that in 2014 a rigid coup d’etat took place in Ukraine, because of which thousands of people were killed, and now fascist trends are observed in the country. The senator is sure that western countries only pursue their own interests in Ukraine.

    “Fascist trends are obvious. The periphery there, probably, also doesn’t suspect what is happening, and fascists have already placed big cities under their control. I don’t want to visit Ukraine under the present government, I don’t want to walk the same streets where fascists, who shout out nasty things, stride,” added the Czech politician.

In addition, Doubrava noted that he has visited Crimea three times already, and every time Kiev protested and issued threats because of an allegedly “illegal visit to the territory of Ukraine”, he personally wrote to Ukrainian representatives and said that he visited the territory of the Russian Federation.
          Re: This is the real, Americanized, nazi, Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Now, I believe in God through my own personal experiences, I do not attend any church. God knows where to find me.

I have my own theory on the bible and Jesus. I believe Satan is in the bible too, and Jesus "Spoke for Him" ( after all God Created Evil) to test man. It is the only explanation for his duplicity, if, He was indeed the Son of God? Things are not as simple as they appear. This is why you will hear people say, you need discernment of spirits to read the bible.

If people turn the other cheek to the wicked, the wicked will run all over them and inherit the earth, then it becomes Satan`s. God would be a fool to speak such so it is all in their battle for the souls of man. Satan is represented and so is the goofy roman emperor who overwrote Jesus through that murderer saul. The Catholics and Christians are largely FOOLS who will never understand "anything" because it is beyond their scope.

There is another explanation though because, sometimes, and it takes Your Discernment ( Judgment), the evil man/woman was abused badly and one simple act of kindness can change his entire being. I have seen this in life, used it, and it works. However, it will not apply to governments or kings abusing the people. And, certainly, you must decide. This is why you can go for the Eye or Turn the Cheek ... You have to Choose.


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I do not care what Jesus said; because people use Jesus` words to make a fool of Him. I do enjoy people like you ( congratulations for being a thinker, I appreciate it) who point out such wickedness in the bible; because it gives me reason to be Angry with God. When I see Jesus I will ask Him. I will ask Jesus to Kiss Satan`s Cheek. I have a Good sense of Humor and I am not afraid to apply it to the Creator.

Believe me, Jesus too ( If real, I only believe by Faith) will give an Account. I will not take any CRAP not even from God. Just because I believe in Him does not mean I am his Fool. God will have to be Right to get my Approval. I do not need a Liar or a Fool for a God.

Now, as to Matthew 5:39, I suspect a Roman Emperor had that Written in the book because it is Wacko! You have to understand that the Religions, and their books, were all molested along with the Children.

There are theories that Jesus was a Demon Possessed Fool?

The thing is ... Over 3-Billion People believe in God, Jesus and Mohammad; therefore, Religion is key to forming a proper Rebellion. You have to use it right. "Eye for an Eye" ... Inspired by God, OT, and Over-rules Jesus.

Nevertheless, the Bible is a Book " as intended by God of recommendations" God gives us free reign but we will be accountable. I say, we can do it better than God but we better be SHARP, Disciplined and Correct.


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So, the poor and unfortunate is the same as an "evil person"? Show me an indication of that.

Which poor fellow can afford to take you to court?

And you might want to consider what Jesus said about "an eye for an eye".

Matthew 5:39 ►

38“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’h 39But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.(NIV)

The only reason anyone nowadays believes this stuff is God inspired is because the Catholic Church said so. You gonna rely upon that?

Not me, thanks.


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Oh, and I am Brave enough to Question Master when it is needed. I am not like the Sheep.


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People lack reading comprehension. Jesus meant to turn the on the cheek to the poor and less fortunate, not governments and the strongman. God Torched Pharaohs and Kings in the OT, He also put a slaughter on the Jews. You cannot allow roman emperors to interpret the Bible it is beholden upon the individual to know better.

Nevertheless,
The Bible is no excuse and is not to blame for the lame people and their Cowardice. God said " an Eye for an Eye," and guess how many Eyes Deserve to be Plucked out of the US government?"

Jesus commanded his followers to "Sell everything they have and buy swords." He turned over the tables and drove ( with a whip) out the money changers from the Temple ,Jerusalem`s Wall St at the time. Jesus then encamped in a park waiting for people to Join him in Rebellion; however, He was betrayed and Soldiers Came Instead. Peter cut the Ear off of a Temple Priest: Jesus only put it back because the Troops would have killed Peter.


          Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

French President Emmanuel Macron has told Russian President Vladimir Putin about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Siberian prison.

The post Macron, Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


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          Learning Lessons From Georgia and Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Daniel Fried & Mark Simakovsky, USAToday
On the tenth anniversary of the Russo-Georgian War, here's how the Trump administration could prevent a third and possibly worse war involving Russia.
          DOU Books: 5 книг для опытного менеджера от Натальи Ренской, Program Manager в Luxoft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

От редакции: в рубрике DOU Books участники сообщества рассказывают о пяти любимых книгах — тех, которые меняют мировоззрение и могут быть полезны читателям-коллегам.

[Наталья Ренская — Program Manager в Luxoft Ukraine. Более 13 лет в IT в финансовой и нефтегазовой отраслях. Занимается менторством PM, помогает подросткам с выбором профессий в IТ, увлекается фотосъемкой]

Знания быстро устаревают. Прошлый опыт может не пригодиться. Кто умеет действовать нестандартно и гибко в зависимости от обстоятельств, достигая результата в любых условиях, тот является руководителем проекта высочайшей квалификации.

Алексей Головин, «Искусство ведения проектов»

Я часто получаю вопросы в стиле «что ты можешь посоветовать почитать?». Стандартные рекомендации про «Deadline» Tom De Marko, и «Good to Great» Jim Collins не подходят. Эти книги известны многим и были собраны в одну статью. Тех, кто имеет за плечами немалый опыт и жаждет знаний, больше интересуют книжные новинки о развитии и движении дальше.

Для меня было непросто выбрать только 5 книг для материала, но в этот список я внесла те, которые помогут расширить границы и выйти за стандартные для вас рамки.

Paul Foreman «Stop Thinking. How to reduce your thinking to help create quality ideas»

Пусть вас не смущает оформление обложки и самой книги. Здесь прежде всего — контент. Основной девиз произведения уже читается в названии: «Прекратите думать — начните рисовать!». В «Stop Thinking» показано, как визуализировать то, что находится в голове. Здесь очень много mind maps и рисунков, которые позволяют брейнштормить и находить новые идеи и решения. Хорошо описано, как использовать рисунки, чтобы наглядно показать существующие процессы или проблемы. Книга полезна в расстановке всех «тараканов в голове» по полочкам и учит, как можно выносить причину конфликта на бумагу.

В моей практике получилось избежать немало конфликтов, когда проблема переносилась из устного диалога в рисунок. Тогда двоим людям намного проще договариваться и находить совместное решение.

Alan Cooper «The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity»

В русском переводе — Алан Купер «Психбольница в руках пациентов. Алан Купер об интерфейсах»

Когда у вас есть новая задача на разработку, уверена, что в голове всплывают слова architecture, design, interface и usability. Происходит так или нет, книга «The Inmates Are Running the Asylum» может подтвердить ваши знания в этом направлении или стать открытием.

Для того, чтобы сделать что-то качественно, нужно четко понимать, для кого мы это «что-то» делаем, какой цели пытаемся достичь и какие задачи хотим решить. Другими словами, какие сценарии действий мы изначально закладываем. От этого будет зависеть, как должен выглядеть наш продукт и что пользователи могут сделать с ним, насколько он будет удобен. Не менее важно продумать, как части продукта взаимодействуют между собой и как он будет интегрироваться с другими сервисами.

Книга помогает поставить правильные вопросы во время работы. Например, ваша команда может написать идеальный код, ваш продукт будет оценен маркетологами как самый перспективный на рынке. Но если нет четкого понимания, для кого вы его делаете и какие цели преследуете, то высок риск, что продуктом просто не будут пользоваться. Можете ли вы в этом случае сказать, что сделали продукт или выполнили проект хорошо?

Simon Sinek «The Infinite Game»

Саймон Синек — автор книг «Start with Why», «Leaders Eat Last» и «Together Is Better». Мне нравятся все его книги, я постоянно смотрю выступления автора на TED. В этом году вышла книга «The Infinite Game», которая вдохновила меня на поиски новых подходов в отношениях с клиентом. Если вы читали «Customers For Life» Карла Севелла, обязательно прочитайте и эту. Книга Саймона является удачным продолжением саги о выстраивании правильных отношений, рассчитанных на долгосрочную перспективу.

Светлана Иванова «Развитие потенциала сотрудников. Профессиональные компетенции, лидерство, коммуникации»

Если говорить о долгосрочных отношениях, нельзя останавливаться только на отношениях с клиентом. Не менее важной частью нашего бизнеса является команда. Моя настольная книга, в которой есть много практических советов и идей для размышлений, — «Развитие потенциала сотрудника» Светланы Ивановой. В ней очень много практики по воспитанию лидеров внутри компании, много о Talent Management, о коучинге и наставничестве, личностном росте и корпоративной культуре. Именно поэтому ее нельзя прочитать один раз и за раз применить все описанные методы и подходы. К ней постоянно возвращаешься за советом или подсказкой для каждой отдельной ситуации.

Larry Bossidy «Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done»

В русском переводе — Ларри Боссиди «Исполнение. Система достижения целей»

Последняя книга в списке — как десерт после ужина. Она о том, что execution — это дисциплина, которая должна быть частью культуры компании. Развитие бизнеса и проекта происходят только в том случае, когда сердце и душа лидера отданы компании или проекту. Как понять окружающих людей и правильно ставить им задачи? Как настроить этот культурный фреймворк и добиться выполнения задач? В этой книге собрано много правильных вопросов и практических советов. Кроме темы команды, здесь достаточно материала о стратегии, идеях, планах, о путях достижения целей компании благодаря правильной работе с людьми.

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После распада Советского Союза среди политически и экономически несостоятельных государств Восточной Европы стало модно требовать от России, которую они считают наследницей советского государства, компенсаций и выплат за мнимый ущерб, нанесенный «советской оккупацией». Среди подобных «требователей» – все прибалтийские республики, Польша, Грузия, Украина. Так, страны Прибалтики давно и безнадежно требуют от России компенсировать им последствия «оккупации», под которой они понимают советский период в истории Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии, длившийся с 1940 по 1990 годы.
 
За полвека «оккупации» прибалтийские республики из отсталых аграрных государств, «задворок Европы», превратились в развитые регионы СССР. Те из нас, кто постарше, прекрасно помнят, что Прибалтика в целом жила гораздо лучше, чем другие союзные республики, не говоря уже о большинстве областей РСФСР. И причиной тому было не только географическое положение с выходом на Балтийское море, но и колоссальные средства, которые Москва вливала в развитие балтийских портов, промышленных предприятий, сельского хозяйства, объектов социальной инфраструктуры.
 
В пользу Литвы, Латвии и Эстонии перераспределялись ресурсы РСФСР и других союзных республик, того же Казахстана. В Риге или Таллине жилось и значимо свободнее, чем в других городах Советского Союза. О многом, что имели тогда прибалты, жители остального Союза могли только мечтать. Вряд ли можно говорить и о каких-то притеснениях выходцев из этих республик – они имели возможность делать карьеры на государственной, партийной, военной службе, чем многие из них успешно пользовались, занимая достаточно серьезные посты в советской властной иерархии.
 
Но все равно в прибалтийских республиках говорят о советской оккупации и, более того, требуют от современной России возместить им многомиллиардные издержки, которые якобы имели место из-за последствий вхождения Прибалтики в состав Советского Союза. Например, в Эстонии в свое время даже существовала специальная комиссия для расследования «репрессивной политики оккупационного режима» (завершила работу в 2004 году). Латвия потребовала от России 185 млрд евро – именно в такую сумму якобы обошлось стране ее вхождение в состав советского государства. Эдмунд Станкевич, возглавлявший латвийскую комиссию, договорился до того, что назвал построенные в советское время в Латвии типовые жилые дома некрасивыми и уродующими исконный латвийский ландшафт. Таким образом, даже факт наличия построенных в советское время жилых, промышленных, транспортных и иных объектов власти современных прибалтийских стран расценивают как вред, подчеркивая, что СССР якобы сделал хуже, чем было.
 
Аналогичные претензии к России выставляет и Польша – страна, которая была освобождена советскими солдатами от гитлеровских захватчиков. Претензии Польши к Германии еще имеют под собой основания, хотя в 1953 году тогдашнее польское руководство отказалось от получения какой-либо компенсации от Западной и Восточной Германии. Но что касается России, то здесь польские требования выглядят полным абсурдом. Земля Польши полита кровью советских парней из Москвы и Рязани, Краснодара и Караганды, Ташкента и Баку. Сами поляки были не в состоянии освободить свою страну от гитлеровских оккупантов, не могли обойтись без советской помощи, но теперь, видите ли, Советский Союз оказался виновен в оккупации Польши. Кстати, те земли, которые до 1939 года входили в состав польского государства, сегодня являются территориями Литвы, Украины, Белоруссии, а не России. Если уж следовать логике, тогда Варшаве надо требовать от Вильнюса, Киева, Минска возврата этих территорий. Причем Литве вообще придется уступить Польше свою столицу, так как до 1939 года Вильнюс назывался Вильно и входил в состав Польши. Литовским он стал только после того, как на территорию восточных районов Польши вошли части РККА. Вильно и часть Виленского края, по Договору о передаче Литовской Республике города Вильно и Виленской области между Советским Союзом и Литвой от 10 октября 1939 года, были переданы в состав Литовской Республики.
 
Еще в сентябре 2017 г. вице-министр юстиции Польши Патрик Який и депутат Ян Мосиньский заявили, что Варшава имеет все основания требовать репарацию не только от Германии, но и от России. Мол, в 1921 году по условиям Рижского договора, подписанного РСФСР и Польшей, Москва должна была выплатить Варшаве 30 млн рублей золотом, но эти деньги так и не были выплачены. Затем польские политики заговорили и о необходимости выплаты репараций за мнимое уничтожение и расхищение советскими солдатами польского имущества в годы Второй мировой войны.
 
Интересно, что Варшава считает Россию безусловной наследницей Советского Союза, но при этом, если речь заходит о самой Польше, сразу же отказывается от преемственности в отношении ПНР. Так, как уже отмечено выше, в 1953 г. ПНР отказалась от требования репарации от Германии, но теперь польские политики утверждают, что это было сделано тогдашним коммунистическим режимом, к которому современная Польша не имеет никакого отношения.
 
В июле 2018 г. председатель комиссии по репарациям Сейма Польши Аркадиуш Мулярчик вновь заговорил о необходимости задокументировать весь «урон», который якобы был нанесен Польше действиями Советского Союза, и потребовать от России его возмещения. Интересно, во сколько можно было бы оценить гибель сотен тысяч советских солдат и офицеров при освобождении Польши от гитлеровской оккупации? К счастью, Россия никогда не позволит себе опускаться до подобных рассуждений. Польша же, в награду за освобождение, составляет списки памятников советским воинам, которые подлежат сносу для искоренения памяти о коммунистической эпохе в истории страны.
 
Но если с Польшей и Прибалтикой все и так понятно, то недавние слова посла Афганистана в России Абдул Каюма Кучая более чем удивительны. Дипломат назвал ввод советских войск в свою страну ошибкой и заявил, что России не мешало бы извиниться. Слова афганского посла вызвали бурю возмущений в российской прессе. Понятно, что современный Афганистан является очередной ареной российско-американского противостояния, но афганские политики должны понимать, что настоящая помощь всегда приходила им с севера, а не от Соединенных Штатов.
 
Компенсационные требования соседних государств вызывают не только возмущение россиян, но и удивление профессиональных юристов и правоведов. Адвокат Илья Рейзер подчеркивает, что практически все подобные требования обращены в прошлое. Польша, Латвия, Литва, Эстония, Грузия, а теперь и афганский посол, требуют от современной Российской Федерации компенсаций за действия Советского Союза, который распался 27 лет назад. Причем РСФСР с юридической точки зрения была лишь одной из равноправных союзных республик. То есть в таком случае компенсации можно требовать и с других государств, возникших на постсоветском пространстве.
 
Насколько разумны вообще такие требования?
 
— Они, строго говоря, не являются полноценными и юридически обоснованными требованиями. Это обычный политический пиар, к которому прибегают слабые и зависимые от великих держав государства, стараясь показать свою значимость. Если начать копаться в прошлом, то можно найти очень много спорных ситуаций. Вот требует Литва или Латвия компенсацию за какие-то действия советской власти на их территории, а тогда можно поставить встречные вопросы о действиях прибалтийских карателей в годы Великой Отечественной войны. Да и вообще, почему-то в Прибалтике забывают, что, к примеру, та же Литва благодаря «советской оккупации» получила огромную территорию с населением в полмиллиона человек. До 1940 года даже Вильнюс и его округа не принадлежали Литве, а этнических литовцев там проживало не более 20% населения. Может быть, тогда стоит отдать эти земли Польше, чтобы восстановить историческую справедливость, о которой так пекутся ангажированные политики? Что касается Афганистана, то я бы напомнил, что не столь давно мы простили этой стране огромный долг в 11 млрд долларов. И в ответ следуют вот такие заявления со стороны афганского посла.
 
Реально ли «стрясти деньги» с России с помощью таких заявлений или даже судебных исков?
 
— Нет, это совершенно нереально. Более того, это прекрасно понимают и сами представители государств, заявляющих о необходимости выплаты компенсаций. Конечно, можно привести пример Германии, которая выплачивала компенсации пострадавшим от Холокоста, но это совершенно другой случай. Германия осуществляла настоящий геноцид мирного населения. Она была страной – агрессором, напала на соседние государства, разрушала их инфраструктуру, убивала мирных жителей. Кстати, в отличие от Польши, Израиля и ряда других государств, Россия не получила от Германии каких-либо репараций, хотя именно СССР более всех пострадал от гитлеровских агрессоров. Что касается действий Советского Союза в Прибалтике, то союзные республики куда больше приобрели, чем потеряли. Достаточно вспомнить, что представляли собой Литва, Латвия и Эстония до 1940 года. Если говорить про Афганистан, то в эту страну СССР вложил огромные средства, более того – афганская земля полита кровью многих тысяч советских солдат, которые сражались против моджахедов, придя на помощь признанному правительству Афганистана. Поэтому слова афганского посла, с моей точки зрения, являются какой-то неуклюжей попыткой личного пиара.
 
Польша, Украина и страны Прибалтики, выдвигая требования компенсаций, ориентируются на линию Вашингтона и фактически выполняют роль провокаторов, прощупывающих почву и постоянно воздействующих на мировое информационное пространство с целью поддержания атмосферы вечной антироссийской истерии. Одна из главных задач Запада – воспитать подрастающие поколения жителей стран Восточной Европы, особенно граничащих с Россией, в тотальной русофобии. Лучше всего для этого подходит примитивный, но испытанный ход – вы живете так плохо потому, что в свое время Советская Россия вас ограбила. Наконец, поскольку поток средств из Евросоюза в страны Прибалтики стремительно уменьшается, и Европа испытывает все меньше желания содержать непонятный балласт в виде бывших советских республик, власти последних рассматривают требования компенсаций как лишний способ получить какие-то деньги. Конечно, в возможность их получения не верят и сами латвийские, эстонские, литовские политики, но вдруг…
 
Кроме того, обвинения России в причастности к «советской оккупации» и в нанесении некоего ущерба позволяют прибалтийским, украинским властям отмазываться от собственной никчемности, неспособности наладить экономическую жизнь в своих странах и улучшить социально-экономическое положение собственного населения. Проще всего оправдывать свою несостоятельность ссылками на «трагическую историю», хотя уже 27 лет бывшие союзные республики являются суверенными государствами. Особенно забавно, что многие из прибалтийских и украинских политиков, сегодня рассуждающих о «советской оккупации» и нанесенном республикам мифическом вреде, сами в прошлом были советскими партийными или государственными чиновниками, по крайней мере, состояли в КПСС и ВЛКСМ. С этой точки зрения, они должны свои вопросы и претензии адресовать сначала самим себе.
 
Говоря о подобных требованиях к России, нельзя обойти вниманием и официальную реакцию российских властей. К сожалению, сейчас Москва реагирует на подобные заявления иностранных политиков лишь на уровне заявлений МИДа или отдельных высказываний депутатов. Между тем, давно пора дать странам – «побирушкам» понять, что в отношении России выдвижение подобных претензий не только недопустимо, но и может повлечь за собой различные неприятные последствия. Понятно, что эти требования носят скорее характер одного из компонентов развязанной против России информационной войны. Но что мешает нашей стране отвечать на такие оскорбительные заявления адекватными мерами?
 
В 2017 г. посол России в Вильнюсе Александр Удальцов отметил, что Россия могла бы выдвинуть и встречные требования. Так, поскольку РСФСР была крупнейшим донором советского бюджета, современная Россия как наследник РСФСР вполне может потребовать от Вильнюса возмещения расходов на инвестиции в развитие экономики Литовской ССР за пятьдесят лет вхождения республики в состав Советского Союза. Такая же логика может быть применена и в отношении всех других «маленьких да шустрых» бывших союзных республик – Латвии, Эстонии, Грузии.
 
Нужно ясно дать понять, что события Второй мировой войны и тем более почти столетней давности, когда в 1921 году заключался российско-польский договор, являются историей, поэтому возвращаться к ним уже не имеет смысла. Нет никаких юридических оснований для того, чтобы заставить Россию платить какие-то компенсации другим государствам. И тем более отсутствуют реальные механизмы, которые бы могли принудить нашу страну к осуществлению подобных выплат.
 

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Report for the 'Pope for Ukraine' Initiative
(a cura Redazione "Il sismografo")
The humanitarian situation. The armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk/Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine continued. In late June, the parties to the conflict agreed to a ceasefire, to begin on 1 July; until it could be implemented, civilians remained at risk of injury from gunfire, shelling, mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Hundreds of people were missing in connection with the conflict. Communities along the contact line1 – which separated government-controlled areas from non-government-controlled areas – were severely affected by the fighting. Houses, schools and other civilian structures sometimes came under attack. (...)

          В Нацбанке рассказали, благодаря чему цены в Украине замедлили рост      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Снижение инфляции в годовом измерении в июле до 8,9% было ожидаемым и соответствует траектории прогноза, опубликованного в инфляционном отчете.

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          Sommario Europeo: Gales northern Europe - Thunderstorms east, 10 Ago - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


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Heart-breaking footage shows the moment a bear is released into a sanctuary after being kept captive for nineteen years and forced to perform in a circus act in the Ukraine.
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La Pologne et l’Ukraine ont adopté des lois mémorielles censées ressusciter la fierté nationale. Une façon de mener le combat contre les valeurs de l’Europe de l’Ouest, et d’échapper à l’emprise de la Russie ?
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Authorities do not believe any Irish people were behind the attack. 

A car with license plates registered in County Kerry was used in a June 24 attack in Odessa, Ukraine.

In an apparent attack on security firm owner Andriy Babenko, the Honda Accord with 04-KY license plates was rigged with explosive devices. It was parked outside of Babenko’s home and detonated when he arrived home. Babenko only suffered injuries to his leg as a result.

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Gardaí (Irish police) have said they do not believe that any Irish people or Irish gangs are behind the Ukranian attack.

A source told the Irish Sun: “Many old cars formerly registered in Ireland are ending up in eastern European countries.

“Some of them have been used in many different kinds of criminality in these countries, such as robberies, but others have been used in terrorist atrocities.

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“Chechen rebels have been known to have secured some of the cars for such attacks.

“We have had inquiries about such cars from police forces in the countries where they have been used for criminality. We have cooperated with our European colleagues, but generally, they have been legally sold on here or handed over in scrappage schemes.”


          KY Car Used in Ukraine Bomb Attack – August 10th, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
kerry-today-podcastAnn Mooney of the Irish Sun spoke to Joe about the extraordinary story of how a Kerry registered car was used in a bomb attack in a city in Ukraine. http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/10_ky_ukr.mp3
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Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down 12 percent from last year to the lowest level in 5 years. The EU wheat crop is down 9 percent from last year on hot, dry weather in the northern Member States, while production in Russia and Ukraine is down from recent bumper crops on a return ...

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Manafort trial - live updates: Judge TS Ellis calls surprise recess as prosecution looks to rest caseThe trial of Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Donald Trump campaign, resumes once more today in Virginia. The case, now entering its ninth day, is the first to result from charges brought by FBI special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into possible Russian election meddling. Mr Manafort, who stepped down from the Trump team in August 2016 after being accused of receiving $12m off the books to promote Ukraine's pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych (prior to his being forced out of Kiev by revolution), was indicted on 12 counts in October 2017, rising to 32 in February.



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          The West Turns A Blind Eye To Actions of Saudi Arabia And The British Court, by Ruslan Ostashko      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
August 09, 2018
Translated by Scott Humor and captioned by Leo

“Double standards,” practiced by the West towards Russia, once again came out thanks to the sentencing by the British court an eighteen-year-old resident of London, and an expulsion of the Canada’s Ambassador from Saudi Arabia. The “incorruptible” Western media did not brand these two states “totalitarian regimes.”

Do you recall squealing of the liberals in Russia and leading Western publications in defense of the convicted terrorist Oleg Sentsov? One of their arguments was the following: Ukrainian “patriot” was just preparing to commit a terrorist attack, his arrest prevented him, as a consequence there were no victims.
All right, let’s look at the BBC website and read what they say about the sentence the British court passed on the eighteen-year-old Safaa Buolar.
“Safaa Buolar, convicted in early June of plotting a terror attack on British soil has been jailed for life with a 13-year minimum term. She became the youngest woman convicted of terrorism in Britain.
18-year-old Safaa Buolar originally from the London district Vauxhall was in a jihadist group, calling itself “Islamic State” (recognized as a terrorist and banned in Britain, Russia and other countries).
How do you like it? Does this sound like Sentsov’s case? Also a terrorist and a brat, she also was “only” preparing a terror attack, and she also, like Sentsov, did not have time to commit it. The “most humane court” in the world sentenced her to life in jail. I hesitate to ask: where are all those screams of honored British actresses, petitions addressed to Theresa May and Elizabeth II, and all this?
What’s symptomatic is how the UK judge rebuffed in his sentencing statement the defense’s argument that the defendant realized her wrongdoings and regrets her actions.
“She acted with open eyes,” said the judge. “She was old enough to make her own decisions and her own choices,” he added, calling the girl “not stupid and able to very clearly argue her ideas.”
Buolar is still a danger to society, the judge decided.
Mind you, the girl tried to pretend that she no longer shares the radical ideas. The court refused to believe her. Sentsov doesn’t even pretend to feel remorse. He continues to flaunt his flavor of “patriotism” in favor of the terrorist Ukrainian state shelling Donbass. But, Safou Buolar didn’t find any support [of the “democrats”], while Sentsov is being defended by them until foam starts coming out of their mouths.
A second fresh example of the Western “double standards” is Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom arrested local civil rights activists. Make a note that they just fought for their civil rights and didn’t jump around a temple as the ever-memorable Pussy Riot [feminist group]. Canada’s Foreign Ministry has tried to express an outrage by issuing a statement saying:
“Canada is gravely concerned about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, including Samar Badawi. We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful human rights activists.”
What happened next? That’s right. Riyadh threw out the Ambassador of Canada. Has the State Department expressed its indignation? Did Madonna wear a t-shirt with portraits of arrested activists? Not at all. After all, Saudi Arabia is not Russia, but a valuable ally of the US, and the collective media chihuahuas didn’t get a command to start barking at the Saudis. They ignored the fact that Canada just got slapped in a face for attempting to intervene in the domestic affairs of the kingdom.
“The Canadian position is an overt and blatant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is in contravention of the most basic international norms and all the charters governing relations between States.” The Saudi Press Agency quotes the statement of the Foreign Ministry.
Conclusion? We should act like Britain and Saudi Arabia. As for those who protect terrorists, immediately take their cases to be investigated by the security services as possible participants of terrorist organizations. In events of meddling into domestic affairs, expel diplomats and recall ambassadors for consultations. And suspend new trade and financial operations, as Riyadh has done.
Every hostile act against Russia should be punished. A stick is the only tool to point to a yapping bunch its place. And those expressing “deep concern”, it’s just a password for shaking the air.

Scott Humor,
the Director of Research and Development
The War on Donbass, which is called by the Western politicians and media the “Russian aggression in Ukraine” was a staged psyop.
My illustrated investigation titled Pokémon in Ukraine reveals how this psyop was staged, by whom and why.
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          Blind Guide Cascione Will Prove...Please Find the Chief Article First      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Two men with no synod and a lot of hot air.

Pope John the Malefactor told me Kovaciny was not in the ELS. I said, "I saw him installed as a missionary to the Ukraine."

What do all UOJists have in common? They all lie.

I understand that Kovaciny was forced out of the ELS years ago, so I wonder if Cascione got his facts wrong again.

Blind guides like to go around and lead people into the pit. I wrote about the ending of Mark in Thy Strong Word, 18 years ago. However, I would not associate myself with Cascione's blather about anything, even if he got his tongue notarized by a Supreme Court Justice.

Cascione denies the Chief Article of the Christian Church, the Master and Prince, the judge of all articles of Christianity. So why would anyone listen to him about any religious topic?

OK, class. What is the Chief Article? Justification by Faith.
Who endorsed this in the Book of Concord? Melanchthon, Luther, and the Book of Concord editors.
Who opposes the Chief Article?
Otten, Cascione, Matt the Fatt, WELS, LCMS, ELS, ELCA, Bishop Liz, Pope John the Malefactor, David Valleskey, Jay Webber, Frosty Bivens, Bishop Stephan, CFW Walther.


He even lies about the name of his discussion site. LutherQuest? The principal members hate Luther's doctrine and loathe dealing with it. They respond violently (and often anonymously) to Lutheran doctrine. They refuse to own up to the vacuity and falsity of their contumacious dogma.



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Vaduz, Liechtenstein, August 10, 2018 – As men’s main draw action at the Vaduz one-star stop on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour got underway on Friday, the first four quarterfinalists became known. Teams from Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Switzerland topped the final standings in the four pools and will skip the first elimination round on Saturday.
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          10 summer signings that don’t make much sense      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund to West Ham)At the time this was eye-catching;maybe even a statement of West Ham’s intent. Perhaps. More realistically, though, they seem to have signed a player on the basis of an outdated reputation.Yarmolenko was an outstanding player three years ago – the point at which he should have left Ukraine for a big Spanish, English or German club – but his move to Borussia Dortmund came too late, evidenced by his poor performances and slow drift out of the side.Most troublingly, the 28-year-old is most effective from the right side of midfield as an inverted winger, and that’s a position which has subsequently been filled at the London Stadium by Felipe Anderson. West Ham have got a name, but probably only a fading player.Javier Pastore (PSG to Roma)Roma's director of football, Monchi, has made his reputation on smart transfer dealings and one rotten move doesn’t tarnish that, but this is ugly. Pastore is now 29 years old and yet somehow still cost £22m. Worse, Roma have signed him to a – presumably very generous – five-year contract.Five years! He may still be a capable player, but Monchi has walked straight into a Wayne Bridge/David Bentley situation this time. PSG needed to sell the player to balance their Financial Fair Play books, so this was a bad bit of negotiating.Joe Hart (Manchester City to Burnley)OK, so Nick Pope will be on the sidelines for three to six months, and Tom Heaton is currently nursing a calf strain – but Burnley now have five (!) first-team goalkeepers if you also consider Anders Lindegaard (which you should) and Adam Legzdins (less so).Do they really need Hart, who has suffered tremendously from poor form in recent years, and will have surely arrived at Turf Moor on decent wages? It seems needlessly short-termist to cover a couple of injuries to two very good England goalkeepers. Good luck to Sean Dyche when they’re all back fit.Tottenham (all the player they didn’t sign)A calamity. Daniel Levy’s commitment to negotiating late in the window certainly blew up in his face this summer and, with an ageing midfield and a lack of cover in critical areas, Spurs have failed to make any additions at all.Mauricio Pochettino put on a brave face during his Thursday press conference, suggesting that he wasn’t concerned with the lack of reinforcements. But with a lengthy injury list already, ground to make up on both Manchester clubs and the teams below all making significant upgrades, that can’t be true.It’s a terrible failure and, given the position of strength which they’ve probably surrendered, maybe one Tottenham will regret for a long time.Salomon Rondon (West Brom to Newcastle)Nothing against Rondon, because he’s a serviceable player and should actually make Newcastle better, but the deal itself represents more opaque Mike Ashley manoeuvring. Rafael Benitez has needed a proper forward since the beginning of last season and yet, somehow, Ashley managed to spin a fairly rudimentary loan negotiation out over the entire summer.And the reality is, of course, that Newcastle – as a club and institution – could so obviously attract someone of a higher calibre. They may not be able to shop in the most expensive parts of the market, but they certainly could have given Benitez more to work with.So, yes: another summer, another maddening instance of the club being cheap.NEXT:Why bring him back *now*?Paulinho (Barcelona to Guangzhou)After a steady but unspectacular season in La Liga, Barcelona were able to loan the 30-year-old Paulinho back to Guangzhou with the promise of a future fee which would actually see them turn a profiton their original investment of€40m in 2017.Interesting...Jack Wilshere (free transfer to West Ham)Another one of those: he was available on a free and probably had to take a pay cut, but Wilshere is damaged goods and West Ham have now invested in the late twenties of a player who has had far too many injuries to be depended upon.He grew up as a Hammers fine, so it’s a nice move for him and he probably deserves some luck, but his time might well have already been and gone. Did they sign for what he is or what he was once expected to eventually to become?Adama Traore (Middlesbrough to Wolves)Oh Wolves, you’d been doing so well, too.Traore is great fun, thrilling to watch and one of the quickest players in the country, but only last season in the Championship did he finally look capable of adding a final ball to his game. So, while there may be a certain value in his ability to beat defenders, it’s often been cancelled out by the bad decisions which end those passages of play.£20m? That’s a lot for a player who looked to have found his level in the Championship last season. While he’s still only 22, it seems as if Wolves are banking on an evolution which seems unlikely.Richarlison (Watford to Everton)On the one hand, yes, he’s a good player with potentially a very bright future. On the other… well, Watford have really made Everton pay for all that Marco Silva business last year.£50m (the sum the deal could rise to) is a lot of money, and while realistically there’s little value to be found in today’s market, you do wonder whether such a young player with such little experience can cope with the expectation of becoming his new club’s record signing. It’s a direct contrast to last season, when he arrived in the Premier League to little fanfare and for a fairly paltry fee. He thrived with that freedom.Being reunited with Silva should help – it certainly made aspects of this logical – but either the 21-year-old gets off to a good start at Goodison or this could prove a(nother) disaster.Leonardo Bonucci (Milan to Juventus)Last season, Juventus looked like they’d dodged a bullet and appeared to have sold Bonucci at exactly the right moment. Still a good player, he was a declining force within a Milan defence which, along with almost every other part of the side, struggled. Juve had banked nearly £40m and clearly got one over on their Milanese rivals.Strangely, though, they seem to have undone Milan’s mistake for them, paying over £30m to return Bonucci to Turin and reunite him with Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini. But forget about what that unit was and look at the changing face of the European game: Bonucci will turn 32 before the season ends and there were better options out there.It’s a sentimental transfer, but it’s not one which makes much sense – especially with Daniele Rugani emerging as one of the most promising centre-halves on the continent.New features you’d love on FourFourTwo.com
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10 years ago, on August 7 2008, US puppet president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili ordered his US trained and NATO equipped army to open fire at small breakaway republic of South Ossetia and small peacekeeping force which was protecting it since break up of the Soviet Union. Americans and their Georgian puppet intended to use ongoing Olympic games in Beijing as a cower for the attack, despite ancient law that wars are prohibited during the games. They had miscalculated badly however. Two days later Georgian soldiers and their US advisors were in panicked retreat, leaving all their equipment behind, and Mikheil Saakashvili was eating his own tie live on BBC camera. 5 days after he ordered attack, war was over with Georgian army summarily defeated, all their US training and NATO equipment notwithstanding. As smoke was clearing over the battlefield, one thing was becoming obvious to people all around the world: American Century announced by neoconservatives in Washington and New York was over. Right as it begun. Two decades of unrestricted US invasions all around the world and NATO encroachment on Russian borders ended and new era have begun. Era where single mad superpower can't do anything it wants while everybody else have to live in a constant fear. Larger, better stuff came later in Syria, Crimea and Ukraine, but it all started in little Ossetia. This is unique documentary with live footage from war as well as interviews with people who fought it and won. From common soldiers to generals. .
          Hacks.Mozilla.Org: MDN Changelog for July 2018: CDN tests, Goodbye Zones, and BCD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Editor’s note: A changelog is “a log or record of all notable changes made to a project. [It] usually includes records of changes such as bug fixes, new features, etc.” Publishing a changelog is kind of a tradition in open source, and a long-time practice on the web. We thought readers of Hacks and folks who use and contribute to MDN Web Docs would be interested in learning more about the work of the MDN engineering team, and the impact they have in a given month. We’ll also introduce code contribution opportunities, interesting projects, and new ways to participate.

Here’s what happened in July to the code, data, and tools that support MDN Web Docs:

Here’s the plan for August:

Done in July

Experimented with longer CDN expirations

We moved MDN Web Docs to a CDN in April 2018, and saw a 16% improvement in page load times. We shipped with 5 minute expiration times for MDN pages, so that the CDN will request a fresh copy after a short time. MDN is a wiki, and we can’t predict when a page will change. 300 seconds was a compromise between some caching for our most popular pages, and how long an author would need to wait for a changed page to be published to all visitors. 80% of visitors are getting an uncached page.

Longer cache expirations would require cache invalidation, one of the two hard things in computer science. Before committing to the work, we wanted to estimate the expected performance benefits. From July 9 to 15, Ryan Johnson bumped the timeout from 5 minutes to 48 hours (PR 4876), and we gathered the performance data.

Average page load time decreased 3% over the previous week, a small and not significant improvement. The results for different countries was mixed, some slightly improved, and some slightly worse. The outlier was China, where average page load time increased 22%, a significant decrease in performance.

A graph comparing page load time during the experiment vs. the previous week.

Page load time in China was worse, 60% longer on July 13

The page load time varied on weekdays versus weekends as well (positive percents are shorter page load times, better for users):

Country Page Load Decrease,
Weekday
Page Load Decrease,
Weekend
All 1% -2%
USA 3% 3%
India 2% -7%
China -22% -35%
Japan 0% 10%
France -1% -5%
Germany 3% 3%
UK 2% 2%
Russia 0% 2%
Brazil 2% -2%
Ukraine 6% 1%

This is a successful experiment. We got an unexpected result, with minimal work to get those results. At the same time, we’re curious why the longer CDN expiration had little effect for most users, and a negative effect for China. We have some theories.

CloudFront is Amazon’s CDN, and uses the same data centers and networks as MDN’s servers. MDN is optimized for quickly serving wiki pages, so a cache miss adds only 50-100 milliseconds to a request. The primary benefit of the CDN is reducing server load, and we did see a 25% – 50% reduction in requests made to the servers, especially during peak hours.

We’re currently directing CloudFront to cache pages, but telling downstream proxies and browsers not to cache the pages. A wiki page can change after someone edits it, and we wanted to avoid several layers of caches holding on to stale copies. Downstream caches may have a bigger impact than we expect on page load, and we can try allowing caching in the next experiment.

China has country-wide policies to monitor and control internet traffic. We don’t know the details, but longer caching times result in slower processing. We saw an improvement in China moving developer.mozilla.org to CloudFront, lowering the average page load time by 30%. It is possible that most of the benefit was due to removing a second domain lookup for assets. A future experiment may skip CloudFront for traffic from China.

There’s a significant difference between weekday and weekend traffic in some countries, like China and Japan. Our guess is that weekday traffic is dominated by developers using MDN for work, weekend traffic by developers using MDN for hobbies and learning. We also suspect there are differences between the capabilities of work week devices and home devices.

Finally, the results may be a limitation of CloudFront, and we would see different results with a different CDN provider.

We’ll look elsewhere for ways to speed up our page load times. For example, Schalk Neethling is working to replace icons via webfonts with SVG icons (PR 4860), and inlining short JavaScript files rather than making a request (PR 4881). We have further plans for reducing page load time, to meet our new performance goals.

Decommissioned zones

Ryan Johnson removed zones on July 24, merging PR 4853. From a user’s perspective, there are a few changes.

Custom zone URLs, like https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox/Releases/61, are now at standard wiki URLs under /docs/, like https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Releases/61. There are redirects to the new URLs, so old links should continue working.

Custom zone styling is removed, and zone pages now look like other wiki pages. This is subtle on most pages, such as removing an icon next to the title. Other pages required a re-write, such as The History of MDN.

On the Progressive Web Apps MDN page, the zone style has an icon next to the tile, that it will lose without zone styles.

The subtle change when removing zone styles

Zone sidebars were converted to KumaScript sidebars, and added to each page in the zone, through the heroic efforts of wbamberg (PR 711 and a few others).

About 2600 lines of code were removed, about 10% of the codebase. The wiki code is now simpler, less error prone, and safer to update.

Converted compatibility data

In July of last year, the Browser Compatibility Data (BCD) project hit the milestone of over 1000 MDN pages using the new compatibility data, with about 4900 to convert. This month, there are less than 850 pages left to convert, and over 5000 MDN pages are using the new data. The steady work of the BCD team has made a huge impact on MDN and the community.

Visual Studio Code improved the accuracy of their data by adopting the BCD project in the June 2018 release. This was proposed by Pine in vscode-css-languageservice issue #102 and implemented in PR #105, with feedback from BCD and mdn/data contributor Connor Shea.

The compatibilty data is available as a tooltip when editing

Data from BCD in VS Code as seen in Visual Studio Code.

After a long discussion, the BCD project has updated the policy for Node.js versions numbers (PR 2196, PR 2294, and others). At first, browser-style version numbers were used, such as “4”, “6”, and “8”, but the Node.js community requested “4.0.0”, “6.0.0”, and “8.0.0”, to reflect how they think of release numbers. This affected lots of files and unstuck several Node.js pull requests.

Florian Scholz went on vacation, and Daniel D. Beck took the lead on project maintenance, including shipping the npm package, now documented via PR 2480. Most of the PRs from the Paris Hack on MDN event are now merged or closed, and the project is down to 120 open PRs, representing about half of the remaining conversion work.

Shipped Tweaks and Fixes

There were 307 PRs merged in July:

58 of these were from first-time contributors:

Other significant PRs:

Planned for August

In August, we’ll continue working on new and improved interactive examples, converting compatibility data (aiming for less than 50 open PRs), switching to Python 3, improving performance, and other long-term projects.

Upgrade to Elasticsearch 5.6

Elasticsearch powers our little-loved site search, and we’re using version 2.4 in production. This version went out of support in February 2018, but our provider gave us until August to update. We used that grace period to update from Django 1.8 to 1.11. In August, we’ll update our client libraries and code so we can update to Elasticsearch 5.6, the next major release. We don’t expect many user-visible changes with the new server, but we also don’t plan to lose site search due to missing the deadline.


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Національний природний парк "Подільські Товтри" створено згідно з Указом Президента України від 27 червня 1996 року № 474. Розташований він у межах Городоцького, Кам'янець-Подільського та Чемеровецького районів Хмельницької області на площі 261316,0 га (12,5% території області). З цієї площі 3081,5 га надано парку в постійне користування, решта земель знаходиться у користуванні сільськогосподарських, лісогосподарських та інших підприємств, сільських рад, фермерів та індивідуальних власників землі. За площею національний парк "Подільські Товтри" є найбільшим у Європі.

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До складу національного природного парку "Подільські Товтри" увійшли більше 130 територій та об'єктів природно-заповідного фонду, з них 23 - загальнодержавного значення: 15 заказників (8 ландшафтних та 7 ботанічних), 4 геологічні пам'ятки природи, серед них "Китайгородське відслонення" (схил у долині р. Тарнави - всесвітньо відомий еталонний розріз силурійських відшарувань), печера "Атлантида" (гіпсового походження, довжиною 1,8 км), 1 ботанічний сад - у м. Кам'янець-Подільському та 3 парки-пам'ятки садово-паркового мистецтва.

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Національний природний парк призначений для збереження, відтворення та раціонального використання природних ландшафтів Поділля з типовими та унікальними природними та історико-культурними комплексами.

За фізико-географічним районуванням територія належить до Західно-Подільської височинної області Західно-Української лісостепової провінції Лісостепової зони.

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Товтри - це місцева назва скелястого дугоподібного пасма Західного Поділля, яке тягнеться з північного заходу на південний схід. Довжина його сягає 250 км (80 км у межах національного парку), ширина - 5-6 км, а абсолютні висоти коливаються від 400 до 436 м над рівнем моря. Над рівниною, 

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що його оточує, це пасмо підіймається на 60-65 м. Товтри являють собою бар'єрний риф міоценового моря, складений мшанковими, мембранопоровими та черепашковими вапняками. Аналогів їм у світі немає, хоча подібні за деякими геологічними структурами скелясті гряди є в Великобританії та США.

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Клімат на території національного природного парку помірно континентальний. Середньорічна температура повітря на півночі Товтр становить близько +7°С, а на півдні - +8°С. Середня температура січня -5°С, а липня - +18,5°С. Середньорічна сума опадів становить 550 мм, більша їх частина випадає в теплу пору року.

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У доісторичні часи Товтровий кряж не зазнав впливу материкового зледеніння, що сприяло збереженню на цій території багатої теплолюбної флори. Тому рослинність Товтр характеризується великим різноманіттям видів та рослинних угруповань, серед яких переважають ліси. Рослинний покрив національного природного парку формують діброви, у складі яких переважають дубові, грабово-дубові, грабово-дубово-ясеневі фітоценози. Тут поширені також і букові ліси. Своєрідними є степові рослинні угруповання, в тому числі - ковилові, а також лучна рослинність. До Зеленої книги України занесено 21 рослинне угруповання, з них 10 - лісових (група асоціацій скельнодубових лісів кизилових, звичайнодубових лісів кизилових, звичайнодубових лісів татарськокленових, дубових лісів ліщінових, асоціації грабово-дубового лісу плющевого та маренково-плющевого, грабово-дубового лісу волосистоосокового та яглицевого, липово-дубових та кленово-липово-дубових лісів волосистоосокових та яглицевих, асоціація букового лісу левурдового (з цибулею ведмежою), букового лісу барвінкового), 8 - степових (формація мигдалю низького, ковили волосистої, ковили найкрасивішої, ковили пірчастої, тонконогу різнобарвного, осоки низької, вівсюнця пустельного, сеслерії Хейфлерової) та 3 водних (формація латаття білого, глечиків жовтих, куширу підводного).

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Фауну території національного природного парку та суміжних районів лівобережжя Дністра складають характерні представники лісостепу України. Тваринний світ Подільських Товтр відзначається особливостями, властивими західноукраїнській лісостеповій провінції. Багатство і своєрідність тваринного світу парку та його околиць зумовлені особливостями ландшафту, його мозаїчністю. Наявність на території парку старих лісових масивів, відкритих крутосхилів та карстових печер сприяє поширенню тут хижих птахів та кажанів. Фауна налічує 71 вид ссавців, 223 - птахів, 10 - плазунів, 11 - земноводних, 50 - риб, 1 - круглоротих, біля 700 видів комах та багато видів інших безхребетних тварин, інвентаризація яких поки що не закінчена. На території парку охороняються 33 види тварин, занесених до Європейського червоного списку, 98 видів, занесених до Червоної книги України, 184 види тварин, що підлягають особливій охороні згідно з Бернською конвенцією.

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Із "червонокнижних" це: бражник Мертва голова, сатурнія руда, вусач мускусний, скарабей священний, стрічкарка червоно-жовта, бражник олеандровий та скабіозовий, широкопалий рак, мінога українська, шип, стерлядь, вирезуб, лелека чорний, журавель сірий, орел-карлик, могильник, пугач, сипуха, шпак рожевий, , ховрах європейський, норка європейська, тхір степовий і ін. Велике значення територія парку має для збереження рукокрилих, із яких тут мешкають широковух європейський, нічниця Бехштейна, нічниця ставкова, нічниця триколірна, нічниця Наттетера, вечірниця велетенська, вечірниця мала, підковоніс малий.

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Результат пошуку зображень за запитом "ФОТО ФЛОРА Подільські Товтри"

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          : Gales northern Europe - Thunderstorms east, 08 10 - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


           Video: Moment police tape man's hand to grenade safety catch       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A soldier is in trouble after he pulled the pin from a grenade, passed it to his friend and ran off. The pair, whose names have not been released, had fallen out and been fighting in the city of Dnipro in south-eastern Ukraine.
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von Volk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dieser Film entlarvt das Vorgehen der Ruslandhetzer hervorragend. Gemacht von einen "ehemaligen" Russlandhasser ist dieser Film eine Blaupause wie die Welt in Sachen Rusland durch den Werte-Westen pervertiert auf den Kopf gestellt wird, Fall auf Fall. Sei es Ukraine, Syrien, Krim, MH17, Skripal, Georgien, Moldavien, Menschenrechte oder "russische Expansion und Aggression". Kein Wunder dass dieser Film überall wo er auftaucht sofort gelöscht wurde oder die Ausstrahlung sabotiert wurde. Dieser Film ist Pflicht und herrlich nüchtern gemacht.
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von Jens E      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Zur Zeit läuft gerade eine Doku im RBB von 2017 "Pizza auf Ukrainisch" https://www.rbb-online.de/fernsehen/programm/10_08_2018/791042148.html Vorwiegend Soldaten der Freiwilligen Bataillone sollen ins Leben in Kiew zurückfinden, vom Krieg im Osten. Eine rührseelige Verharmlosung des Donbas Konfliktes mit ausschliesslichen pro-Kiew Ansichten. Vor die Kameras des SWR dürfen dort nur Ukrainer mit ihren einseitigen Ansichten. Heute wo schon viel mehr Informationen über die Rechtsradikale Ukraine im Mainstream durchgesickert sind hat man immernoch die Frechheit solche Propaganda auszustrahlen.
          Kommentar zu Propagandameldungen vom 10. August 2018 von 41 01 1b c0 90 e3 87 77 bc 32 d7 6e bc ec 0d e0 1e c1 62 f6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Alltag in der Ukraine - Kiew, Zentrum, ein Mann wirft mit Steinen auf einen Hausschild, weil er der Meinung ist das 2 Hausschilde sind an diese Stelle zufiel. Polizei wird gerufen, aber kommt nicht. Jemand kommt persönlich zu Polizeiwache, aber trotzdem keine Reaktion von Polizei. Dann nach 40 Minuten kommen die Polizisten doch noch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0GeM4MyAsw
          Rickards: U.S. Must Turn To Russia To Contain China | Zero Hedge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran. At the same time, the country of Russia […]
          Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin talk about hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Macron urged the Russian leader to find a humanitarian solution since Oleg Sentsov's health "seems to be dangerously deteriorating," according to a statement from the president's Elysee Palace office. Macron made several proposals, and Putin pledged to respond to them and to release information about the condition of Sentsov, who was on his 89th day without food Friday. Details of the proposals were not provided.
          #bulgaria - hyyilmaz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kaleiçi, doğal ve korunaklı bir limana sahip olması ve ulaşım imkânları nedeniyle antik çağlardan günümüze kadar kesintisiz biçimde liman yerleşimi olarak kullanıldı. Son dönemlerde yapılan araştırmalarda Kaleiçi’nde ilk yerleşimin hangi dönemde başladığı tespit edilemese de, M.Ö. 4. yüzyılda Kaleiçi’nde yerleşimin olduğu kesin olarak bilinmektedir. Pamphylia bölgesi sınırları içinde bulunan ve erken Helenistik dönemde küçük bir yerleşim yeri olduğu düşünülen Kaleiçi, M.Ö. 2. yüzyılda Anadolu’nun o dönemdeki en güçlü kralı olan Bergama kralı II. Attalos Philadelphos’un bölgeye hâkim olmasıyla Attaleia adını aldı ve günümüzdeki sur duvarlarının sınırlarına ulaşan şehir görünümünü kazandı. II. Attalos’un Akdeniz ticaretinde faal bir konumda olmak için kurduğu liman şehri antik çağlar boyunca Doğu Akdeniz bölgesinin en önemli liman şehirlerinden biri oldu. #germany #england #netherlands #italy #spain #switzerland #austria #australia #bulgaria #greece #portugal #barcelona #berlin #munich #ukraine #russia #california #newyork #usa #london #vienna #lisbon #roma #amsterdam #paris
          #bulgaria - ahmet_bolu_turkey      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sarıcalar Yaylası...BOLU #türkiye #turkeyphotooftheday #russia #ukraine #estonia #litvanya #belarus #polonya #romania #moldova #bulgaria #japan #çin #güneykore #kazakhstan #tacikistan #özbekistan #azerbaycan #dubai #katar #kuveyt #bahrain #yemen #mısır #suudiarabistan #türkmenistan #afganistan #nature
          В Украине разработано новое мощное оружие с НАТОвским калибром      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Александр Турчинов, являющийся секретарем Совета национальной безопасности и обороны Украины, во время визита на Житомирский полигон ВСУ, рассказал, что у Украины теперь есть новое мощное оружие. Как сообщает replyua.net со ссылкой на сайт СНБО, речь идет о самоходной гаубице «Богдана» калибра 155 миллиметров.


Так, согласно словам Турчинова, в настоящее время проходят испытания новой гаубицы. Он также отметил: «Ее важными характеристиками являются высокая мобильность, точность, дальность, а также высокая скорость ведения огня». Александр Турчинов сообщил, что специальными боеприпасами гаубица может поражать цель на расстоянии до 60 километров и «имеет натовский 155-мм калибр».

Согласно его словам, «оружие такого калибра отсутствовало в наших ВСУ, ее не было в советской армии, ее нет и в современной российской армии». Также секретарь СНБО добавил, что стандартам НАТО также отвечает система управления пушкой и технология ее изготовления. Производство «Богданы» налажено на украинских оборонных предприятиях.
В Украине разработано новое мощное оружие с НАТОвским калибром
В свою очередь внештатный советник президента Украины, помощник министра обороны Юрий Бирюков на своей странице в социальной сети Facebook сообщил, что самоходная артиллерийская установка (САУ) «Богдана» имеет автомат заряжания на 6 выстрелов. В частности, он написал: «Управление, наведение, использование – все через пульт (естественно, с возможностью работы на механических приводах)». Согласно словам Бирюкова, гаубица делает шесть выстрелов в минуту, а дальность ее стрельбы согласно техническому заданию составляет свыше 40 км осколочно-фугасными снарядами и свыше 50 км – активно-реактивным снарядами.
Он добавил, что САУ создали за три года. Напоследок он подчеркнул: «САУ нашего производства. Со стволом, нашего производства. С шасси нашего производства».

          Archbishop: do not forget bloodshed in Ukraine (CNA)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev, the leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, urged Catholics in the West not to ignore the continuing bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, where more than 10,000 people have died and 1.6 million have been driven from their homes since Russia seized the Crimean region in 2014. Archbishop Shevchuk told a Knights of Columbus convention that this was “the biggest humanitarian crisis on the European continent since the end of World War II.”
          Europe forecast: Gales northern Europe - Thunderstorms east, Aug 10 - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Friday A powerful area of low pressure sweeps across northern Europe early today, bringing damaging gale force winds to North Sea coasts of the Low Countries, northern Germany and Denmark. Strong winds will sweep into southern Sweden and the Baltic through the day. Heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms will move north across Scandinavia. A cold front passes east into central-eastern Europe, triggering thundery downpours and squally winds for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Further thunderstorms are also likely for the Alps. A few showers will affect northern France and the Low Countries during the day, but much of France and Germany will be dry with sunshine, and fresher than recently at 23 to 26C. Plenty of sunshine across the Mediterranean, and also eastern Europe. Temperatures around 35C for the Balkans and Hungary, also hot for Italy and Greece. Dry for most of Spain and Portugal, not as hot as recently, but still up to 34 to 38C in the south-west. Local thunderstorms for the eastern Costas and Balearics.

Saturday High pressure and fairly fresh conditions influences France, the Low Countries and Germany. Unsettled for Scandinavia, with low pressure across the far north bringing wind and rain to northern Norway and Sweden. Showery for southern Scandinavia, but largely dry in Finland. Clusters of thunderstorms affect Poland, western Ukraine and Slovkia. Areas toward the Black Sea remain hot and dry, with fair weather also across Greece and the Aegean Sea, temperatures topping 30C. A few showers for the Austrian Alps, but drier further west into Switzerland. One or two zones of thunderstorms for south-east Spain, also southern Italy, otherwise the Mediterranean stays hot and dry. Temperatures nudging back toward 40C in Portugal and the south-west of Spain.


          Пиши, продавай - лекція      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ксенія Сергєєва — співзасновниця Format.bureau. Обіймала посаду креативного копірайтера в агенціях Aimbulance та GRAPE Ukraine. Ксенія працювала з брендами Mastercard, Le Silpo, Ecosoft, Loreal`. 14 серпня поговоримо про креатив у текстах, а після лекції забетонуємо усе невеличким практичним. Теми лекції: • Що таке креатив? • Як бути стратегом? • Інсайт і що з ним робити? • Тексти: скорочуємо і захоплюємо увагу. • Як вигуляти уяву? • Як завжди надихатися? • До практики! Буде корисно • Дизайнерам і копірайтерам, які хочуть стати арт-директорами та креативними директорами; • тим, чия професія будується на прийнятті креативних рішень; • професіоналам для творчого перезавантаження; • тим, хто хоче підвищити якість ідей і працювати у найкращих агентствах; • тим, хто тільки починає працювати в рекламі і хоче розставити крапки над "Ой, леле!". Коли: 14 серпня о 19:30. Де: креативний простір UNDERHUB (м. Кловська, вул. Мечникова, 3).


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