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The week-long Vostok (East) 2018 manoeuvres span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans.
          SPOILER: Freedom Caucus Fuckwit Mark Meadows Just Makin' Up Shit About Peter Strzok's Texts      Cache   Translate Page      


If it is a day, House Republicans are doing some propaganda bullshit in their Kremlin-inspired war on America's Justice Department, in service of the unindicted co-conspirator traitor in the White House at whose feet they worship and whose taint they are just grateful to sniff.

So hey, North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of the House Freedom Caucus, the guy former GOP House Speaker John Boehner once memorably referred to as an "idiot"! What kind of Kremlin-inspired propaganda do you have for us today?


In his next tweet, Meadows fully types out his new TIMELINE for these very important new PETER STRZOK TEXTS which prove STUFF and THINGS about DEEP STATE or WHATEVER THE FUCK HE IS TALKING ABOUT HOLY SHIT WHO EVEN KNOWS WHAT THIS (ALLEGEDLY!) INBRED DUMPSTERFUCK FROM APPALACHIA IS GOING ON ABOUT RIGHT NOW:

So, the new timeline:
4/10/17: Strzok texts Lisa Page wanting to discuss a "media leaking strategy."
4/12/17: Strzok texts Lisa Page that two articles are coming about "her namesake" (Carter Page)
4/22/17: Strzok texts Page: "article is out!" and "Well done, Page"

Case closed, shut the door on the Russia investigation probably!

In case you haven't gleaned this so far, there is a new chapter in House Republicans' bizarre obsession with the text messages of recently fired FBI investigator (and veritable fucking hero at investigating Russians) Peter Strzok, who worked on the early stages of the counterintel investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. Like everything else House Republicans have come up with so far -- RELEASE THE MEMO! BRUCE OHR! LET'S SMELL OUR OWN FARTS AND SEE IF WE FIND A DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY! -- it is unmitigated bullshit meant to waste your time and obstruct justice.

In the letter Meadows sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (attached to the tweet above), the congressman has a squirrel-fucking conniption over a newly discovered April 2017 text from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page, the FBI lawyer Strzok at one point was doing affair sexes with, which mentions a "media leaking strategy." In another text to Page, Strzok says heads up, two articles are coming out about "her namesake," which would be Carter Page, the Trump campaign's very stupidest Russian intelligence asset, who's been on the radar as a particularly stupid Russian intelligence asset for YEARS. The Washington Post had broken news about the FISA warrants on Carter Page the day before. Finally, ten days later, there is a text where Strzok tells (Lisa) Page, "article is out!" and "Well done, Page."

(By the way, there is much stupid hullabaloo this week about Trump maybe declassifying ALL the Carter Page FISA documents, because Mark Meadows and Donald Trump really like to own goal themselves.)

In Meadows's very smart brain, these new tweets, originally reported by bona fide Hannity idiot Sara Carter, mean Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were doing INTENTIONAL MEDIA LEAKING to make Carter Page look bad (he's just an innocent Russian spy after all!), and that after it was all over, Peter Strzok patted Lisa Page on the back like "Hey lady I have intercoursed in the past, nice job with the Deep State conspiracy leaks!" Meadows further alleges that a whole passel of other folks were probably leaking to the media to hurt Donald Trump, but he's not sure, so let's have Mark Meadows investigate to see if he can invent a conspiracy theory inside his nasty-ass Carolina vinegar BBQ rectal slit.

Except ... NOPE! Not even a little bit. Meadows acts like he found these three text messages inside a random farm animal at a western North Carolina Tea Party speed dating event, but in point of fact they came from a larger release of documents from the Department of Justice. Could it be helpful to look at the texts in context? THE FUCK YOU SAY!

The truth is that it's much more likely (by which we mean there's almost a 100% chance) these tweets were actually not strategizing about how to leak, but about how to COMBAT leaks. Why? Well, for one thing, going after unauthorized leaks was part of Peter Strzok's job! And as the Washington Post notes, at the time of these texts, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on a warpath about leaks.

Here is the full text from April 10, 2017:

"I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go."

Media leak strategy with DOJ? In a text message to an FBI lawyer from an FBI guy whose job is to go after unauthorized leaks? How fuckin' weird is that! (Not weird.)

But there is even deeper context available! Democratic congressmen Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler, ranking members of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Judiciary Committees, responded with their own statement, which explained more about what was going on that day in April of 2017:

"DoJ getting all political and about to blown (sic) up the media leak regs and turn this into a circus," Strzok wrote.

Then, Strzok expressed concern that some officials were looking to shake up the DOJ's internal leak regulations and suggested consulting with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Director James B. Comey to intervene.

Strzok wrote: "if they are going to try to blow up the regs we need to get that to andy and d soonest."

In other words, the Trump administration was caterwauling about leaks, and the career employees who have to implement their shit were discussing how best to do that. Escandalo!

As for the text a week and a half later on April 22, where Strzok says, "Article is out!" and "Well done, Page," does it make sense that he's congratulating Lisa Page a week and a half later on some really good leaking she did a week and a half ago? Well if you're a fucking moron like Mark Meadows, maybe it does. Nadler and Cummings note, though, that the New York Times published a profile on James Comey on April 22, which seems much more likely to be the article Strzok is referring to.

Does Mark Meadows even believe in his own conspiracy theory? According to Roll Call, "A spokesman for Meadows declined to comment on this story," and according to Mother Jones, "Asked Tuesday if Meadows stood by the assertions in his letter, a spokesman for congressman declined to comment." So nah, Meadows probably knows he's being a craven, justice-obstructing shithole.

Of course, this conspiracy theory is all over right-wing media now, which has already turkey basted it up the moron president's ass:

So basically everything is normal! House Republicans are willfully lying about Peter Strzok's text messages -- hey remember that time they were all going apeshit about how Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had a SECRET SOCIETY???? -- and the president is swallowing it whole.

God bless us, everyone!

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          9/13/2018: World: WHAT HAVE THEY PUTIN THERE?      Cache   Translate Page      

It was a truly jarring moment when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face-to-face with containers of mysterious food while visiting an exhibition during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia. The two...
          9/13/2018: World: Russia denies ‘spies’      Cache   Translate Page      

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two men suspected by Britain of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent had been identified as “civilians” and were not criminals. Mr Putin urged the men to address the media and...
          Nikki Haley warns of ‘dire’ consequences if Russia and Iran continue attacks on Idlib, Syria      Cache   Translate Page      

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a warning to Russia and Iran today, saying that continued attacks on the last opposition stronghold in Idlib, Syria could result in “dire” consequences. From CNN:

During what was the second session on Idlib in four days, Haley told the council that “the world has seen a clear military escalation” this month by Russia and the Syrian regime, whose forces have conducted more than 100 airstrikes, using “barrel bombs, rockets and artillery” in an attempt to retake the last rebel holdout after more than seven years of war…

“If Assad, Russia and Iran continue down the path they are on, the consequences will be dire,” she said.

“I also want to reiterate what I said last week to the Assad regime and anyone else contemplating the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Haley added. “The United States followed through when we said that we would respond to the use of chemical weapons. We stand by this warning.”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis declined to say Tuesday whether the US would take military action against the Syrian regime should it use chemical weapons, but he did say Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has “been warned.”

There are said to be around 3 million people in Idlib, with a large percentage of them children. So the concern is that Assad and Russia are going to use the same strategy here they’ve used in other places in Syria, i.e. Russian airstrikes followed by a siege to cut off food and water and, possibly, the use of chemical weapons. Last week President Trump himself warned Russia and Iran not to “recklessly” attack Idlib Province.

But shortly after that tweet the airstrikes began:

And it’s not just the millions of people who could be impacted. A full-scale attack is likely to create another surge of refugees fleeing the country:

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted, Russia pledged to preserve Idlib as a “deescalation zone” and end the war through diplomacy. Yet it now appears poised to throw its planes behind an assault by the government of Bashar al-Assad, also backed by Iran, to capture the territory by force. Moscow cites the presence of an al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, which controls much of Idlib; Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it is a “festering abscess” that must be “liquidated.” But the United Nations’ Syria envoy estimates there are only about 10,000 fighters in the extremist group. If they follow their usual modus operandi, the Assad, Iranian and Russian forces will fight them by systematically targeting the civilian population and infrastructure, including food markets, schools and hospitals.

The damage could spread far beyond Syria. A full-scale offensive could send hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming north toward Turkey, where some 3.5 million Syrians already are harbored.

Bottom line, there is a real potential for catastrophe here and Russia and Iran clearly don’t care so long as they can claim victory and prop up their puppet Asssad. If things escalate, and especially if there is another use of chemical weapons, it’s very likely the US will intervene with more than strong words. Here are Nikki Haley’s full remarks.

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          Putin: Poisoners? They’re just these guys, you know?      Cache   Translate Page      

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One week ago, Ed talked about the two Russian GRU agents blamed by Britain for the poisoning attack. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov (who have to be the two Russians with the most Russian names ever) were accused of the Sergei Skripal assassination attempt. The Brits have leveled charges against them, while not having much in the way of expectations that they’ll ever get their hands on them. But now, Vladimir Putin has finally responded. GRU agents? Perish the thought. They’re just a couple of guys, you know? (BBC)

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is “nothing criminal” about the men named by UK authorities over the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

UK authorities have named the men as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, thought to be officers of Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU.

But Mr Putin said they were civilians and would tell their story soon.

Mr Skripal and Yulia were poisoned in the city of Salisbury in March.

Putin goes on to claim that his government has “found them” and he sincerely hopes that they’ll come forward and tell their side of the story soon. There’s certainly nothing unseemly or criminal going on and it was all probably just some sort of misunderstanding. So… problem solved, right?

Britain has done a lot of legwork on this case in an impressively short amount of time. Thanks to the security cameras they’ve been installing in most cities and airports, they’ve got photographs of nearly all the movements of the two men from the moment they arrived until they departed for home. They came up with pretty much everything except a film of them planting the poison or a signed confession, but the Russians clearly have no plans to extradite them or even charge them with anything judging by how Putin is describing the situation.

Interpol released a “red notice” for the two men and the EU put out an arrest warrant that might come into play if they ever leave Russia again, but that also sounds unlikely. You’ll recall that when Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned a little more than a decade ago, warrants were issued for Andrei Lugovoi, but he was never extradited either. In the end, this is just Putin being Putin and as long as the perpetrators remain on Russian soil there’s probably not much anyone can do about it short of some sort of black bag operation inside that country.

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          Salisbury poisoners will give their side of the story on Russian TV says Putin as he claims they are civilians - Telegraph.co.uk      Cache   Translate Page      

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          US warns Moscow over looming attack in Syrian city of Idlib      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Russia will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis in Syria if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks the northern city of Idlib. Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, says the U.S. and its allies are concerned about the deadly consequences if Syrian President Bashar Assad, with support from Russia and […]
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          9/12/2018: NEWS: Putin: I hope they’ll tell us about themselves      Cache   Translate Page      

tell about themselves. It will be better for everyone,” he said. Mr Putin’s intervention risks widening the gulf between Russia and the UK over the attempted assassination, which triggered a wave of diplomatic expulsions on both sides. Theresa May has...
          UPDATE 11-Oil steadies as U.S. inventory concerns curb gains      Cache   Translate Page      
*U.S. sanctions on Iran oil sector tighten market- FGE. *Washington to meet with Saudi, Russia on oil policy. "This has been a Monday morning special that the Bloomberg or Genscape numbers can kill a rally," said Bob Yawger, director of futures at Mizuho in New York.
          UPDATE 8-Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page      
*U.S. sanctions on Iran oil sector tighten market- FGE. *Washington to meet with Saudi, Russia on oil policy. "A higher oil price scenario is built on lower exports from Iran due to U.S. sanctions, capped U.S. shale output growth, instability in production in countries like Libya and Venezuela and no material negative impact from a U.S./ China trade war on oil demand in the...
          UPDATE 7-Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page      
*U.S. sanctions on Iran oil sector tighten market- FGE. *Washington to meet with Saudi, Russia on oil policy. "A higher oil price scenario is built on lower exports from Iran due to U.S. sanctions, capped U.S. shale output growth, instability in production in countries like Libya and Venezuela and no material negative impact from a U.S./ China trade war on oil demand in the...
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          UPDATE 6-Oil up as U.S. drilling stalls, Iranian sanctions bite      Cache   Translate Page      
*Washington to meet with Saudi, Russia to discuss oil policy. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil prices rose on Monday as U.S. drilling stalled and investors anticipated lower supply once new U.S. sanctions against Iran's crude exports kick in from November. "A higher oil price scenario is built on lower exports from Iran due to U.S. sanctions, capped U.S. shale output growth,...
          Houston Prepares For Historic Event with First Ever All-Black Classical Music Festival      Cache   Translate Page      

Musicians Travel From Across the World to Perform at The 2018 Colour Of Music Festival at University Of Houston – September 12-16, 2018 The University of Houston’s College of Liberal and Social Sciences, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts, H-E-B Corporation and the City of Houston have joined forces to present the first ever all-Black classical music Festival in Houston. The Colour of Music Festival Petit’ runs September 12-16, 2018. Scores of Classical Conductors, Composers, Musicians and Operatic Singers will travel from France, Great Britain, Columbia, Russia and cities across the United States to participate in this Historic event. The Festival will feature full classical performances in organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works. Classical Musical enthusiasts, supporters and average citizens have shown amazing interest in the festival and plan to attend Lee Pringle, of Charleston North Carolina, founded the Colour of Music Festival, in 2013. Mr. Pringle, a singer and classical music aficionado, felt there was little representation of Black musicians in the classical genre’. Despite hundreds of well-educated classically trained musicians, only 3 percent were part of big city orchestras across the nation. Many Black classical artists travel abroad for work. In his research, Mr. Pringle found, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an 18th century African-French composer, and contemporary of Mozart. He wrote opera and classical masterpieces that equaled or far exceeded those of his contemporaries. Though highly recognized overseas, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ contributions have gathered little notice in the U.S. Armed with this history and the plight of today’s classicalread more

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          Russian clown and future president Vladimir Zhirinovsky looking for a fight in a protest against pension reform.      Cache   Translate Page      
Russian clown and future president Vladimir Zhirinovsky joined the protest against pension reform. However it didn't go smooth for him as protesters started shouting towards him: "shame, "get out" "bastard". All of this angered Zhirinovsky and he started looking for a fight, while backed by his security guards. Shouting "I'll smack you in the head and you'll bleed," the politician punched the unknown man in the head. Immediately after that, with the crowd booing and shouting "traitor of Russia," they were pulled apart. In the video, Zhirinovsky is requiring the demonstrator to show him passport details and threatening to send him to the mental hospital. This is just one of the many examples, how politicians in Russia are "above the law", as in any other western democracy politician behaving like this would be detained and impeached later on.
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Russian heavy cavalry, wearing helmets and cuirasses, fought in close formation against Napoleon's Grand Armee from the French invasion of Russia to the final capture of Paris.

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1/35 German Anti-Tank Gun Pak-36 with CrewThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

At the beginning of World War II, the German Wehrmacht was equipped with about 11,200 of the 3.7cm Panzerabwehrkanone (or "Pak" for short) 35/36 anti-tank guns. These excellent guns were very effective against the Polish and Soviet light tanks of the early war period, with their light anti-bullet armour. But, these lighter anti-tank guns could not penetrate the heavier armour of the British "Matilda" or Russian T-34 and KV model tanks, which earned these guns the nickname Heeresanklopfgerat ("door knockers") by the German army.

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Few ships afloat are as storied as the legendary Mikasa. This pre-dreadnought battleship lead the devastating rout of the Russian fleet by the Japanese in the Battle of Tsushima. This clash shocked the whole world and revealed Japan as the dominant naval force in the Pacific. Such is the reverence for this vessel in naval circles that it is still on display over 100 years after it was commissioned. It is the last pre-dreadnought battleship in the world and now you can build a waterline-hull version of your own! Kit features two sets of decals.
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          Train With Your 6th Sense Because That’s How You Fight      Cache   Translate Page      
The Russians are back at it: View this post on Instagram Sensitivity drill at the recent Signs of Danger seminar. Sense when the weapon is pointed at you without looking. A post shared by Systema HQ Toronto (@systemavasiliev) on Jun 25, 2018 at 10:30am PDT Toronto Canada Russians aCkShULLy.  Just when I think “tRaiNinG” can’t […]
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          9/12/2018: INTERNATIONAL: Putin key ally challenges opposition leader to a duel      Cache   Translate Page      

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard and chief of the National Guard has challenged opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a duel. Viktor Zolotov recorded an emotional seven-minute speech, posted on the National Guard’s Youtube channel,...
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          Vostok 2018: as maiores manobras militares da moderna história russa      Cache   Translate Page      

No Extremo Oriente começaram as maiores manobras militares da história moderna da Rússia, Vostok 2018, comunicou o departamento de informações e comunicações do Ministério da Defesa russo.

As manobras decorrerão no período de 11 a 17 de setembro, comandadas pelo ministro da Defesa da Rússia, Sergei Shoigu, sendo as maiores nos últimos 37 anos.

O Ministério da Defesa russo publicou em sua página um vídeo do início das manobras, demonstrando o equipamento militar envolvido, em particular, tanques, veículos de combate de infantaria, helicópteros, aviões, bem como sistemas de defesa antiaérea.





O evento contará com a participação de quase 300 mil militares do Distrito Militar Oriente e Central, forças da Frota do Norte, unidades das Tropas Aerotransportadas, aviação da Força Aeroespacial, incluindo a aviação estratégica. Além disso, nas manobras estão participando militares da China e da Mongólia. Os treinamentos envolverão mais de mil aviões, helicópteros e drones, até 36 mil veículos blindados, até 80 navios e embarcações de abastecimento.

As principais manobras decorrerão nos polígonos do Distrito Militar Oriental, da Força Aérea e de defesa antiaérea, bem como nas águas dos mares de Bering, de Okhotsk, e no golfo Avatchinski, no Pacífico.

As manobras Vostok 2018 foram divididas em duas etapas. No decorrer da primeira os participantes treinarão o planejamento, preparação das tropas e a organização da cooperação. Na segunda etapa, as tropas realizarão manobras práticas em conformidade com as decisões tomadas. Durante a segunda etapa, é efetuado o treinamento de ataques maciços de aviação, luta contra mísseis de cruzeiro, bem como operações ofensivas e defensivas. No mar, serão praticadas respostas a um ataque aéreo, ataques contra grupos de navios e tropas anfíbias. A aviação realizará manobras de apoio à ofensiva terrestre e à defesa costeira.

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          Quality Assurance Engineer with SQL and Report Testing Experience      Cache   Translate Page      
PA-King of Prussia, As a Quality Assurane Engineer, you are expected to perform following job duties: Work with the Business and Development team to understand and analyze the requirements. Create Test Strategy (Integration and System Test) for the releases and create test scripts. Should be able to understand and execute Complex SQL-queries. Should have good understanding of various joints to mine the test data. Sho
          Commenti su 17 luglio 1918, cento anni fa la strage di Ekaterimburg di marina      Cache   Translate Page      
si è noto che le quattro ragazze avevano chiesto al padre di non cercare mariti fuori dalla Russia. si sentivano profondamente lagate alla loro terra. be' Maria non era poi così piccola, era in età da marito. paradossalmente si sarebbe salvata ma avrebbe avuto probabilmente una vita infelice come è stato per la povera Elana di Grecia.
          Commenti su 17 luglio 1918, cento anni fa la strage di Ekaterimburg di laura      Cache   Translate Page      
Nella Storia della mia vita di Maria di Romania vengono raccontati i due incontri tra le due famiglie avvenuti nel 1914: quello a Tsarkoe Selo e quello a Costanza. La regina sottolinea il fatto che le ragazze non erano poi così belle come erano state descritte e durante la seconda visita sembravano addirittura delle noci messe al forno tanto la pelle era scura, erano davvero brutte: come delle contadine, precisa in una lettera alla madre. In realtà, come si legge nel volume Romanov Sisters di Rappaport, le quattro ragazze, non volendo fare un matrimonio che le portasse lontano dalla Russia, prima di arrivare a Costanza avevano appositamente passato dei giorni senza cappello e si erano stese al sole così da apparire meno attraenti a Carol. L'abbronzatura all'epoca non era ovviamente apprezzata come adesso ! Nonostante ciò nel gennaio del 1917 Carol , in visita a San Pietroburgo effettivamente chiese a Nicola II la mano di Maria. Nicola rispose ridendo che questo era impossibile per la giovane età della ragazza.
          9/13/2018: NEWS: Russia’s show of strength      Cache   Translate Page      

RUSSIA has launched what it called its largest ever military drills. Hundreds of thousands of troops are taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a show of force NATO condemned as a rehearsal for “large-scale conflict”. President Vladimir Putin is...
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UFC Fight Night 136 Walkout Songs UFC Fight Night 136 is going down this Saturday! The event will happen live at the Olimpisky Arena in Moscow, Russia. In the main event, heavyweight smashing machine Mark Hunt squares off with ezekiel choke master Alexey Oleynik. As with many UFC events though, there are a lot of […]

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          Американски ММА боец избран от партията на Путин      Cache   Translate Page      

Американският боец от ММА Джеф Монсън, който взе руско гражданство преди три месеца, вече е и политик. Той беше избран в градския съвет на Красногорск от "Единна Русия", съобщават от пресцентъра на партията на Путин.

За намеренията на Монсън да се кандидатира за местния парламент стана известно на 12 юни, когато той мина първичните избори в "Единна Русия". А губернаторът на Московска област Андрей Воробьов го подкрепи.

По-рано Монсън обяви, че смята да открива школа по бойни изкуства в Красногорск. 

ММА боецът получи руско гражданство на 29 май с указ на президента Путин. От Кремъл обосноваха решението си със спортната му слава. 

Американецът, който е бивш претендент за титлата в тежка категория на шампионата по смесени бойни спортове - UFC, се нареди до актьорите Жерар Депардийо и Стивън Сегал и до американския боксьор Рой Джоунс-младши.

"Той е много известна личност в спортните среди и е известен в своята сфера по целия свят", каза тогава говорителят на президентството Дмитрий Песков. По думите му Монсън кандидатствал за гражданство по обичайния ред и е отговорил на всички изисквания

Монсън се хвали с паспорт и на самопровъзгласилата се Луганска народна република и със звание "почетен гражданин на Абхазия" - и двете придобвки са му от 2016 г. През юни той обяви, че започва процедура да се откаже от американското гражданство, но официално потвърждение от САЩ нямаше.

През юли активистът и юрист Юрий Сидоров пусна жалба в ЦИК и прокуратурата  за това, че Монсън не може да участгва в изборите, защото е с двойно гражданство. В местната избирателна комисия в Красногорск обаче решиха, че боецът няма други документи, които "да свидителстват, че има още едно гражданство освен руското".

47-годишният Монсън е тежко татуиран боец в клетка, който се състезава под името Сноумън. Той е роден в Минесота, но е известен с привързаността си към руската и най-вече към съветската култура, като често започва битките си като пее съветския национален химн, напомня "Нюзуик". Често носи тениски със сърп и чук.

За кандидатирането си сега от президентската партия той обясни, че е поканен от тях, но всъщност е независим.

"За съжаление разбрах, че няма комунисти в Комунистическата партия на Русия", обоснова се той.

Преди Монсън твърдеше, че е невъзможно да се участва в управление, в което да няма корупция. Той многократно обаче е изразявал подкрепа за Путгин и твърди, че си е говорил с него по телефона след боевете.


          9/13/2018: VIEWS: HE SAID IT      Cache   Translate Page      

Imagine 36,000 military vehicles moving at the same time: tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry vehicles ... in conditions close to a combat situation Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (right, with President Putin), on his country’s...
          9月12日(水)のつぶやき その2      Cache   Translate Page      

【政治家の像】
国会議事堂の中央広間には、日本の議会税時に功労のある板垣退助、大隈重信、伊藤博文ら3人の像が立っている。4つ目の台座には銅像がなく、「4人目を人選できず将来に持ち越された」、「政治に完成はない、未完の象徴」と言われている。

— news_daijiten (@news_daijiten) 2018年9月12日 - 10:29

またNHKが嘘ついてる?国会議事堂の4番目の像がないのは薩摩の大久保利通に鹿児島県民が反対したからだろう!~立憲に貢献した板垣退助、大隈重信、伊藤博文の3人だけ NHK #探検バクモン… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 服部順治(脱戦争/脱原発) (@JunjiHattori) 2018年9月12日 - 20:44

「OPCWはシリアには化学兵器はないと何度も報告してきた。なぜそれで化学兵器使用を非難し続けるのか」―露外務省報道官マリア・ザハロバ
「米国はシリア政策を明らかにすべき。イドリブのテロリストを防護することは許されない」―9月11日… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2018年9月12日 - 21:01

「ロシアがニセ情報で不当にホワイトヘルメットを批判し、彼らを危険にさらしている」―米国務省報道官ヘザー・ノウアート。9月11日の記者会見で、アルカイダを守りたいと表明した国務省

southfront.org/us-state-depar…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2018年9月12日 - 20:52

株価上がれば全て良しの安倍政権応援団を対象に増税へ()

株式投資への増税が19年度税制改正で浮上、軽減税率の財源確保で(ダイヤモンド)
diamond.jp/articles/-/179…

— 𓆏CIA創設者ウィロビー(旧@TsukamotoSozan塚本素山)𓆈 (@CIAWilloughby) 2018年9月12日 - 07:13

シリアで米露が一触即発の危機にある中で、露としては米国の属国と化している日本と協力関係を取り結んで置くことは、米国を牽制するのに一定の効果があると踏んでいる処が無きにしも非ず。 twitter.com/wolvesknow/sta…

— よーすけ (@yoshimichi0409) 2018年9月12日 - 20:41

#自民党総裁選 #ケチって火焔瓶
石破茂候補「何故か街頭演説がほとんど無い。こんなおかしな総裁選挙があっていいと私は思わない。」
(2018年9月12日報道 #NHK) pic.twitter.com/hpqCi3dD90

— 𓆏CIA創設者ウィロビー(旧@TsukamotoSozan塚本素山)𓆈 (@CIAWilloughby) 2018年9月12日 - 07:43

来るぞ‼️ twitter.com/qanon76/status…

— ^_^ (@someone5963) 2018年9月12日 - 08:23

元経済政策担当の財務次官補 ポール・クレイグ・ロバーツ氏「多数の専門家たちが、9.11事件についての政府の公式説明がインチキであることを決定的に立証した」 #事件 bit.ly/2p1WiJm

— シャンティ・フーラ (@shantiphula) 2018年9月12日 - 20:55

#報ステ
“日露首脳会談”

安倍首相
「海産物の養殖、温室野菜栽培、観光、風力発電、ごみの減容の5点について…、一致した」

後藤謙次氏
「プーチン大統領のメリットだけははっきり見えてきた」

… 北方領土はよ💢
予想を上回る酷… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 但馬問屋 (@wanpakutenshi) 2018年9月10日 - 23:34

毎度毎度のワンパターン偽旗テロ。圧倒的に優位な状況下にあるアサド政府軍が、何故に国際社会から非難されることが明らかな化学兵器を使う必要があるのか。これまでも化学兵器を使用した証拠は一つも出ていない。自国民から強く支持されているアサ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— やのっち(。・ɜ・)d (@_yanocchi0519) 2018年9月12日 - 05:16

ディープステート(#DeepState)の巣窟 #WashingtonDC を去り、911でホワイトハウスでは無く、WTC第7ビルへの突撃を謀り失敗、ペンシルベニア州シャンクスヴィルに墜落したユナイテッド航空93便に乗り、メラニア… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 𓆏CIA創設者ウィロビー(旧@TsukamotoSozan塚本素山)𓆈 (@CIAWilloughby) 2018年9月11日 - 21:43

トランプ大統領のツイートの意味が解らない方は、こちら「911の真実(米メディア有志が制作)」をご覧下さい。
twitter.com/ciawilloughby/…

— 𓆏CIA創設者ウィロビー(旧@TsukamotoSozan塚本素山)𓆈 (@CIAWilloughby) 2018年9月11日 - 21:47

あっ。
このスレッドの93便が「墜落」は書き勇んだ間違いで、実際は「着陸」した。そして、乗客全て空港の軍用ビルで虐殺された。

— 𓆏CIA創設者ウィロビー(旧@TsukamotoSozan塚本素山)𓆈 (@CIAWilloughby) 2018年9月11日 - 23:38

ボルトンがこんなクレージーだと最初から分かっていました。シオニストのシェルドン・アデルソンが、マクマスターを追い出しボルトンを入れたのです。シリア戦争を続け、イランに対しても戦争しようと。イラン核合意離脱や大使館エルサレム移転に反… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2018年9月12日 - 20:00

自民党総裁選挙 所見発表演説会。
安倍先生「確かに私は至らない人間であります」

うん、ずっと前から知ってる。
で、
何でまだ辞めないのかな、このバカタレは。 pic.twitter.com/Gr0y4ri9WA

— umekichi (@umekichkun) 2018年9月12日 - 17:06

トランプ氏、正恩氏と再会談へ 「心のこもった」一通で
asahi.com/articles/ASL9C…

— 藤原直哉 (@naoyafujiwara) 2018年9月12日 - 07:11

こっちは香港のメディアかな? 藤井氏、「邪教成員」だって。幸福の科学については「多くの日本人はオウム真理教以降のカルト宗教組織と見ており、ほとんどの人は敬遠し、関わり合いになりたくないと考えている」とか書かれてる。だいたい合ってる。
takungpao.com/news/232108/20…

— 被告人藤倉善郎(邪悪な黒きストレッチ) (@daily_cult) 2018年9月12日 - 20:43

それまでは、大麻に本当に医療効果があるのかどうかが議論の的だった。大麻をやりたいヤツがそう言ってるだけじゃないのか? ってね
でも今はもう誰もそんなこと言わない。実際にCBDでよくなってる子どもたちの写真を目の当たりにしているからねbit.ly/2C17HS8

— 大麻 カナビス Cannabis (@kisekino_kusa) 2018年9月12日 - 20:50

いよいよ横田基地にオスプレイが配備され、東京も超低空で飛び放題となる。オスプレイがどこをどの高さで飛ぼうが、一切日本が文句を言う筋合いが無い。それが日米地位協定。完全な植民地協定である。世界広しと言えど、これほどの主権放棄の国家は… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— Fuji (@fj_333) 2018年9月12日 - 20:02

自民党総裁選で「石破支援を控えろ」と迫った恫喝男は、ベトナム売春の西村康稔だったと岡田ゆうじ神戸市議が暴露❗️世ゴロ協専属のチンピラメディアには「安倍楽勝」と報じさせてはいるが、石破人気が急上昇で真っ青の安倍。手下のヤクザ議員を使… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— やのっち(。・ɜ・)d (@_yanocchi0519) 2018年9月12日 - 18:46

安倍首相は、いよいよ、北方領土問題で、日本国の国益を損なってしまったんじゃないか。国内向けのパフォーマンス用に、大した準備も獲得目標もなくプーチンとの会談を設定したことを見抜かれ、逆襲されたのではないか。

— 渡辺輝人 (@nabeteru1Q78) 2018年9月12日 - 19:30

公明党・遠山清彦衆院議員「私は動画を見つけてそれを投稿しただけで、内容の真偽については確認していません。」

玉城デニー氏のデマ動画拡散 公明衆院議員の呆れた言い訳 nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/… #日刊ゲンダイDIGITAL

— 日本共産党 (@jcp_cc) 2018年9月12日 - 21:07

逃げたんですね、安倍晋三。とことんダメだな、自民党。
headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180912-…

— 大下賢一郎 (@kemuchiman) 2018年9月12日 - 08:25

各テレビ局が一斉に同じことを言っている!!

 現在、スーパーの棚に北海道産の野菜や乳製品が並んでないのは、地震のせいだと!
 地震で強く揺れたのは、広大な北海道でもほんの一部地域です!

 もの不足の原因は、電力! 長引いた停電… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— しろくま (@hontounokotoga_) 2018年9月12日 - 18:29

ハリケーン「フローレンス」、現地時間13日遅くか、14日未明に上陸
最新の予想進路に、ご留意ください pic.twitter.com/WW1CcdxIZ4

— モリカケ王©! (@yzjps) 2018年9月12日 - 20:53

@ginryuuou2 月曜日に徳島に戻ってきました!明日からのツイートテレビのただいま準備中!

— 服部順治(脱戦争/脱原発) (@JunjiHattori) 2018年9月12日 - 21:28

@ginryuuou2 月曜日に徳島に戻ってきました!明日からのツイートテレビのただいま準備中!

— 服部順治(脱戦争/脱原発) (@JunjiHattori) 2018年9月12日 - 21:28
          9/13/2018: WORLD: UN urges help for Idlib      Cache   Translate Page      

UNITED Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (right) has appealed to Russia, Iran and Turkey to “spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians” in Syria’s Idlib and says it is “absolutely essential” a full-scale battle is...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that Japan should sign a peace treaty before the end of the year without any preliminary conditions, he said at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, TASS reports. "Let’s sign a peace agreement - not now, but before the end of the year
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A man wanted in the UK over the novichok poisoning of the Skripals says he may appear in Russian media next week. It comes just hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the pair accused of the poisoning had been identified by Russian authorities. Mr Putin says the two men are civilians, with no links to the government.
          Donald Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddling in elections      Cache   Translate Page      
US President Trump has signed an executive order that would impose sanctions against any foreign person or country that attempts to interfere in US elections. The order instructs the Officer of National Intelligence to conduct regular assessments about potential foreign interference in elections. The move comes just two months ahead of the November mid-term elections and after several congressional committees determined Russia backed interference in the 2016 presidential election.
          Pokemon News - More Project Eevee: Mofu Meet events, Pokemon GO launches in Russia, custom Latios/Latias Switch dock      Cache   Translate Page      

More Project Eevee: Mofu Meet events scheduled

- new series of events will run from September to November
- locations for the event include:

Pokemon Center Fukuoka
Pokemon Center Hiroshima
Pokemon Center Nagoya
Pokemon Center Yokohama
Pokemon Center Tokyo Bay
Pokemon Center Skytree Town
Pokemon Center Tokyo DX
Pokemon Center Tohoku
Pokemon Center Sapporo

Pokemon GO available in Russia

- officially available via the Google Play store and App Store
- higher spawn rates available

Custom made Latias and Latios Switch Dock

- printed on color paper via the computer
- pasted onto a regular Switch dock


          Anthony Joshua laughs off claims he’s taken a backseat in heavyweight division with Tyson Fury facing Deontay Wilder      Cache   Translate Page      
FOR the first time since his epic Wladimir Klitschko victory, Anthony Joshua isn’t the central figure in the heavyweight division. Even as the unbeaten three-belt world champion prepares to sell out a vast stadium for the fourth time in 17 months, when he faces Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley next Saturday, there are claims Joshua […]
          Russia and China to conduct regular war games together, minister says      Cache   Translate Page      
The week-long Vostok (East) 2018 manoeuvres span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans.
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I bet that plenty of you readers want to here more about Dorothy Underwood's training in the Red Room. What could have possibly made her Russia's most feared assassin? SPOILER! She trained at a young age to become one. * * * I lifted Anya up arou...
          Beloved California Vintner Ulises Valdez Dies at 49 (Wine Spectator)      Cache   Translate Page      

Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California's most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack. He was 49.

Valdez was widely considered one of the most knowledgeable and skilled vineyard managers in California. He was equally regarded as one of the most warm and loving personalities in the industry. "He was a brother from another mother," said Jeff Cohn of Jeff Cohn Cellars. "His family is my family, and vice versa; and our relationship has been that way since 1996 when we first met him."

Valdez was also an example of the American dream in the wine industry. Born in the Mexican state of Michoacán, he was one of eight children. His father died when Valdez was just 8, forcing the resolute youth into the fields around his village to help support his family. Valdez left Mexico at age 16, successfully crossing the California border on his third attempt. He found his way to Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley, joining his older brother Nicolas Cornejo, who had come to the U.S. earlier in the year. Together they worked in vineyards.

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Valdez became a legal temporary resident of the United States, and 10 years later he became a permanent resident. In the interim, Valdez returned home to marry his wife, Adelina. Even though he could now travel to California legally, Adelina could not, so Valdez once again braved the journey across the border to bring her back to Sonoma County.

"He's the poster child for immigration," said Saxon Brown's Jeff Gaffner, who has known Valdez for 20 years. "I knew his uncle when he came here as a kid, and he always worked hard and hustled; his evolution is something our industry should be proud of."

It didn't take long for Valdez to carve a path from vineyard worker to vineyard manager. He teamed with Jack Florence Jr. to become partners in Florence Vineyard Management Company, farming Florence's father's vineyard. After saving for more than a decade, Valdez bought out his partner in 2003, and changed the name to Valdez & Sons Vineyard Management Inc.

Valdez had learned a lot about viticulture in a short period of time and had gained a valuable reputation in the industry, growing high-quality grapes for clients such as Mark Aubert, Paul Hobbs and Jayson Pahlmeyer. That brought in more business. "He's got exhaustive knowledge of the soils in Sonoma," Aubert told Wine Spectator in 2007. "And he has the understanding [that comes with] making his own wine. He's a rare breed that can balance all the factors."

Today, the company employs a staff of 100 and farms over 1,000 acres for the aforementioned wineries, as well as Arista Winery, Ram's Gate, Rivers-Marie, Three Sticks, Kosta Browne and countless others. "He was a gem in this industry," said Cohn. "He understood what it took to make great wine, literally from the ground up."

Valdez will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, his laughter and his big smile underneath his signature straw cowboy hat. He was a passionate, hardworking and determined perfectionist in the vineyard; as well as a loving, caring father and husband at home. "Conversations always drifted to family, and about his sons and daughters getting involved in the family business," recalled Mark McWilliams of Arista.

In 2004, Valdez released his first wine under his namesake brand, Valdez Family Winery. He opened his own winery in 2010. Because vineyard land is expensive, Valdez opted to acquire vineyard property via long-term leases rather then buying—the winery now owns or leases 100 acres. His daughter Elizabeth took over winemaking duties in 2016, and her siblings Angelica, Ricardo, and Ulises Jr. are all involved in both the winery and vineyard company.

Valdez's death comes at the peak of harvest in Sonoma County. McWilliams was shocked to hear the news from Ulises Jr. at 6 a.m. this morning, when the young man delivered grapes to Arista. Numerous local vintners and longtime clients have rallied around the family, offering to lend a hand in the fields, cellar or offices.

McWilliams said it's what Ulises would have done for them, recalling a story from Arista's first harvest of their estate vineyard in Russian River Valley, which Valdez had planted and farmed. "One of his men didn't fully strap the fruit down, and [when he] came around a corner, half of it dumped onto Westside Road," said McWilliams. Valdez called him crying, and replaced the lost fruit with grapes from his own vineyard at no cost. "He loved his work, and loved being in the vineyards," said McWilliams. "It was what he was meant to do; he's an absolute icon."


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Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

          A top Democrat just laid out their plan to probe Trump if they win back control — including looking at his personal finances      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Oval Office September 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump and Long warned coastal residents of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to adhere to evacuation orders as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Democrats plan to mount countless investigations into President Donald Trump if they take back the House majority in the November midterm elections.
  • The areas Democrats want to probe is vast, which could bring the Republican policy agenda to a grinding halt.
  • A top Democrat in the House also said probing Trump's personal finances is on the table.

WASHINGTON — Democrats plan to dramatically increase their oversight role if they take back the House majority in the midterm elections this November. The investigations into President Donald Trump's administration, which could bring the White House's policy agenda to a standstill, will cover a sizable amount of the executive branch.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer listed several of the areas Democrats would prioritize if they take back the House and mount a series of investigations, most of which involved the administration's economic and health care agendas.

The committees on the Budget, Ways and Means, and Financial Services would probe Trump's handling of the US economy and budgetary process, while others would look into botched natural disaster responses. Among the highest priorities for Democrats would be the Trump administration's dismantling of former President Barack Obama's signature policy, the Affordable Care Act.

"In terms of oversight, we’ll be looking at what they’re doing administratively to undermine the operations of the Affordable Care Act and what consequences they may have caused to literally millions of people," Hoyer said in a meeting with reporters on Wednesday.

The oversight would involve everything from records requests to hauling in administration officials to testify in committee hearings.

An area that could be particularly stressful for Trump is the probing of his personal finances and benefits his properties and companies may or may not be receiving during his presidency.

"I think we’ll try to focus on issues which undermine the American people," Hoyer added. "Also I think we want to focus on the integrity of the interests of the president in terms of what interests he has and is he pursuing policies that are in the public’s interest or in the Trump investment interest."

While Hoyer hammered in that they would not want any investigations to be politically motivated, the accusations would likely come no matter what. When Republicans constantly probed officials and agencies during the Obama administration, many were called political witch hunts.

During the first two years of the Trump administration, House Republicans have avoided many of the heavy-handed investigations like the ones they wielded during Obama's tenure.

The House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections concluded long before the Senate's similar probe, which is ongoing. House Intelligence Committee members, including some Republicans, condemned the process as a failure.

Republican Rep. Tom Rooney of Florida, who is retiring at the end of the year, said the investigation has "lost all credibility" and "gone completely off the rails."

And Democrats on the committee called the investigation incomplete, suggesting a Democratic-controlled Congress could renew such efforts.

"On a whole host of investigative threads, our work is fundamentally incomplete, some issues partially investigated, others, like that involving credible allegations of Russian money laundering, remain barely touched," said Rep. Adam Schiff, the Intelligence Committee's ranking Democrat. "If the Russians do have leverage over the president of the United States, the majority has simply decided it would rather not know."

The pledge by Democrats to pursue countless investigations into the Trump administration could put a serious hindrance on Republicans' agenda — and create dozens of nightmare scenarios for the president.

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By Annmarie Hordern and Jake Rudnitsky
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Russians with bank accounts in dollars may find they can only make withdrawals in other currencies if new sanctions proposed by U.S. lawmakers take effect.

"I am sure that all the clients of all banks should receive their money back. That's the principal approach," VTB Group Chief Executive Officer Andrey Kostin said today. "How, in which currency, is a different story."

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SUBHEAD: Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on the US government.

By Paul Craig Roberts on 10 September 2018 for PaulCraigRoberts.org -
(https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/09/10/armageddon-rides-in-the-balance/)


Image above: Many in this world inhabit Armageddon already. Damaged buildings are seen at the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria. April 28, 2018. Photo by Omar Sanadiki. From (https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/syria-regime-and-rebels-agree-evacuation-deal-in-southern-damascus-1.725770).

IB Publisher's note: Yes Paul Craig Roberts is a nutcake. He is a Ronald Reagan Republican economist who sees clearly, but through a deeply colored filter. None the less, he does have an inkling of the dichotomy between the "Left" and the "Right". The "Left" with elements of the "Deep State" (intelligence complex, CIA, NSA, State Department, etc) and the "Right" with elements of the "Military-Industrial Complex" (Pentagon, Defense contractors, Mercenary operations, ICE, etc.). Both aspects of our government are hurtling towards a more repressive and garrulous America. As these aggressive and regressive forces gain influence, woe is us. America will conduct more war and experience more repression.] 

For some time I have pointed out the paradox of the American liberal/progressive/left being allied with the CIA, FBI, military/security complex and deep state. Now leftist Ann Garrison has noticed the paradox of this alliance. She concludes that the Left has lost its mind. https://www.globalresearch.ca/we-love-the-cia-or-how-the-left-lost-its-mind/5653450

Indeed, it has.

Out of its hatred of Trump the Left has united with the forces of evil and war that are leading to conflict with Russia. The Left’s hatred of Trump shows that the American Left has totally seperated from the interests of the working class, which elected Trump.

The American Left has abandoned the working class for the group victimizations and hatreds of Identity Politics. As Hillary put it, the working class comprises the “Trump deplorables.” The Democratic Party, like the Republicans, represents the ruling oligarchy.

I have explained that the leftwing lost its bearings when the Soviet Union collapsed and socialism gave way to neoliberal privatizations.

The moral fury of the leftwing movement had to go somewhere, and it found its home in Identity Politics in which the white heterosexual male takes the place of the capitalist, and his victim groups—blacks, women, homosexuals, illegal immigrants—take the place of the working class.

The consequences of the leftwing’s alliance with warmongers and liars is the leftwing’s loss of veracity. The Left has endorsed a CIA orchestration—“Russiagate”—for which there is no known evidence, but which the Left supports as proven truth.

The purpose of “Russiagate” is to prevent President Trump from normalizing relations with Russia. In these times when so many Americans are hard pressed, normal relations could adversely impact the budget and power of the military/security complex by reducing the “Russian threat.”

If there is no real Russian threat, only an orchestrated perceived one, the question arises: why does the military/security complex have a taxpayer-supported annual budget of $1,000 billion dollars?

The presstitutes have kept the truth from emerging that the “Russiagate” investigation has found no sign of a Trump/Putin plot to steal the 2016 presidential election from Hillary.

Indeed, it has been proven beyond all questioning that the Hillary emails were not hacked but were downloaded on a thumb drive. This proof collapses the entire premise of “Russiagate.”
Nevertheless, the hoax continues.

Muller’s indictments are for unrelated matters, such as income tax evasion in the distant past of Republican fund raisers and consultants. These charges have nothing whatsoever to do with Mueller’s mandate.

Indeed, as Andrew C. McCarthy, a former US attorney who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, has made clear, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller to head the “Russiagate” investigation is not in compliance with the regulations that govern the appointment of a special prosecutor.

The appointment of a special prosecutor requires evidence of a specific federal crime that is to be investigated. You only have a special prosecutor when there is factual basis for believing that a federal crime has been committed.

What is the federal crime? What is the factual basis? Mueller’s appointment does not say. Therefore, Mueller’s appointment is invalid. Rosenstein has violated the process.

In my opinion, this is grounds for Rosenstein to be removed from office. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/trump-russia-probe-robert-mueller-investigation/

At one time, Congress—both parties—would have been all over the invalid Mueller appointment.

However, after 16 years of Cheney/Bush and Obama regime lawlessness, even Republicans accept that the Constitution’s restraints on executive branch power, along with the laws and regulations Congress has established specifying the exercise of these powers, have been rendered meaningless by the “war on terror,” a hoax designed to further Israel’s interests in the Middle East and the neoonservative doctrine of US hegemony, while making billions of dollars for the military/security complex.

Charlie Savage’s book, Takeover, and David Ray Griffin’s book, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, accurately document how 9/11 was used to destroy the Constitution’s balance of power within the government and to create unaccountable executive branch powers that over-ride the Constitution’s protection of civil liberty.

This demand for an unaccountable executive branch, pushed by VP—actually President in fact—Dick Cheney and his minions, such as Addington and John Yoo, was the agenda of the Republican Federalist Society.

An early book laying out the legally invalid and legally incompetent argument that the president had powers unchecked by Congress or the judiciary was Terry Eastland’s book, Energy in the Executive.

This collection of nonsense became Cheney’s bible as he proceeded in secret to remove constraints on executive branch power. The elevation of the executive branch above the law of the land is documented in Charlie Savage’s book. Read it and weep for your country destroyed by Dick Cheney.

On top of Cheney’s coup against accountable government, we have in America today another coup, organized by former CIA director John Brennan, former FBI director Comey, deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the Democratic National Committee, the departed Republican senator John McCain, a coup fully supported by the entirety of the US presstitute media.

This coup is against the democratically elected President of the United States for the sole reason that he threatens the power and profit of the entrenched military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us 57 years ago, by wanting to normalize relations with Russia, the world’s premier nuclear power.

The question is unavoidable: Why do the American people put up with this? Are they so insouciant that they have no realization that, if a president can be driven from office because he wants peace with Russia, the removed president’s successor will have to stand against Russia or also be driven from office. Trust and negotiation between the nuclear powers becomes impossible.

Why do Americans support conflict with a nuclear power that can completely destroy America?

During the entirety of the Cold War, in which I was a participant, the emphasis was on reducing tensions and creating trust. Today Washington’s interest is piling provocation after provocation on a country that can wipe us off the face of the earth.

The liberal/progressive/left, the Democratic National Committee, the CIA and the rest of the covert state, and the media whores all share this same commitment to the reckless and irresponsible provocation of a powerful nuclear power. As the US military itself acknowledges, Russia’s weapons are far beyond America’s defenses.

So what is going on? Is it the liberal/progressive/left’s desire that evil America be destroyed? Is this desired destruction of evil America the reason the Left has allied itself so tightly with the warmongers in Washington?

Is this the reason that the Left and the Democrats and a handful of Republicans want to impeach President Trump for attempting to make peace with Russia?

How can these crazed immoral people present themselves as some sort of moral arbiter when they are locked on a trajectory that will destroy Earth?

This destruction might be closer than anyone thinks. Here is the situation in Syria:

Russia and Syria, in cooperation with Iran and Turkey, have begun the assult on Iblid province, the last stronghold of Washington’s proxy army consisting of Al Qaeda, Al Nursra, and ISIS mercenaries hired by Washington.

According to reports, which might or might not be true considering the lack of veracity that is the defining characteristic of the Western media, the US and UK have troops among the mercenary forces, hoping apparently that this presence will deter the attack. As the attack has already begun, this is a false hope.

The Russians discovered Washington’s plot to explode a chemical weapon in Iblid province and exposed Washington’s plot to the UN. Washington had it set up that once its proxies created the appearance of a chemical weapon explosion, Washington would send Tomahawk missiles upon the Syrian forces, thus protecting its proxy army that it sent to overthrow Assad for Israel.

The Russian exposure of Washington’s conspiracy has denied Washington UN support. Moreover, Russia has sent a naval force armed with the new Russian hypersonic missiles to Syria and has announced that its aircraft in the area are also armed with these missiles.

As the US Navy and Air Force have no defense whatsoever against these missiles, if the US attacks the Syrian/Russian forces, it will be Putin’s decision whether any US ship or military aircraft in the area exists as anything but a smoldering ruin.

In other words, the entire power in the area lies in Russian hands. If Washington had any sense—and it doesn’t, Washington has hubris and arrogance in the place of sense—Washington would be nowhere close to Syria.

The question is this: Will the hotheads in Washington conclude that the Russian announcements and marshalling of forces is “just another Putin bluff.”

So far Putin has been loaded up with never-ending insults and provocation— blame for the crash of the Malaysian airliner, blame for poisoning a variety of people in England, blame for invading Ukraine, blame for interfering in US elections, blame for supporting the “dictator” Assad, a person democratically elected by a large vote who obviously has the support of the Syrian people as he liberates Syria from the forces Washington sent to put the country into the same chaos that exists in Iraq and Libya.

Have we reached the situation about which I have been worried, worries shared with my readers, in which Washington makes the miscalculation, based on the incorrect understanding of Russia’s resolve, to launch an attack on the Syrian/Russian forces that have begun the final liberation of Syria from Washington’s paid mercenaries?

Yesterday the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity sent a letter to President Trump advising him of the war danger that the Trump administration has created by its continued illegal interference in Syria’s internal affairs. https://www.globalresearch.ca/moscow-has-upped-the-ante-in-syria/5653571

The Russian government cannot accept Washington’s military intervention in behalf of Al Qaeda, Al Nursa, and ISIS without completely losing all credibility, not only in the world, but inside Russia itself.

A realistic alternative to military action would be for Washington to stand aside as Syria reconstitutes itself and use a propaganda war to blame Syria and Russia for civilian deaths and for destroying “democratic rebels” who rose against a “dictator.”

The fear could be expanded to the Baltics and Ukraine by reviving the propaganda that Putin intends to reconstruct the Soviet Empire.

Washington has long used an expertly manufactured fear of Russia to control Europe. Fear can keep Europe in line, whereas military action against Russia could scare Europe into taking refuge in a revival of its sovereignty.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported: “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, the US strikes could target Russian and Iranian forces as well as Syrian forces.

It is difficult to believe that Washington thinks attacks on Russian forces would go unanswered. Such a reckless and irresponsible act could initiate Armageddon.

The claim that Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas in the liberation of Iblid is propagandistic nonsense put out by Washington as an excuse for Washington’s effort to protect its proxy army in Syria with military strikes.

All Syrian chemical weapons were removed by Russia and turned over to the US during the Obama regime. Moreover, Russia would not permit Assad to use chemical weapons if he had them.

Life on earth is faced with a situation in which Washington is so determined to overthrow Assad and to leave Syria in the same chaos as Libya and Iraq that Washington is willing to risk war with Russia.

Never before have irrationality and immorality had such a firm hold on a government. The world should be scared to death of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the US government.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.

"We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him," said national security adviser John Bolton.

In the order, the president declared a national emergency, an action required under sanctions authority, to deal with the threat of foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure, such as voter registration databases, voting machines and equipment used for tabulating or transmitting results. It also authorizes sanctions for engaging in covert, fraudulent or deceptive activities, such as distributing disinformation or propaganda, to influence or undermine confidence in U.S. elections.

It requires the national intelligence director to make regular assessments about foreign interference and asks the Homeland Security and Justice departments to submit reports on meddling in campaign-related infrastructure. It also lays out how the Treasury and State departments will recommend what sanctions to impose.

With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but he didn't rule it out. He said the U.S. is also worried about the cyber activities of China, North Korea and Iran.

Coats said Trump's order directs intelligence agencies to conduct an assessment within 45 days after an election to report any meddling to the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security. The attorney general and Department of Homeland Security then have another 45 days to assess whether sanctions should be imposed.

"This clearly is a process put in place to try to assure that we are doing every possible thing we can, first of all, to prevent any interference with our elections, to report on anything we see between now and the election, but then to do a full assessment after the election to assure the American people just exactly what may have happened or may not have happened," Coats said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., are pushing a bill that would prohibit foreign governments from purchasing election ads, using social media to spread false information or disrupting election infrastructure. They said Trump's order recognizes the threat, but doesn't go far enough.

The order gives the executive branch the discretion to impose sanctions for election meddling, but the bill would spell out sanctions on key economic sectors of a country that interferes. Those backing the legislation say that under the bill, a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said the order leaves the president with broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions. "Unfortunately, President Trump demonstrated in Helsinki and elsewhere that he simply cannot be counted upon to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin when it matters," said Warner, who is sponsoring the bill.

At a July 16 news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again. Trump did not directly answer the question. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

That drew outrage from both Republican and Democrats.

Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He has cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S.

Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, said he thought Trump missed an opportunity in Helsinki to publicly scold Russia for meddling. Rogers said when he used to talk to Trump about the issue, Trump would often respond to him, saying "Mike, you know, I'm in a different place."

Rogers said he would tell Trump: "Mr. President, I understand that, but I'm paid by the citizens of the nation to tell you what we think. Sir, this is not about politics, it's not about parties. It's about a foreign state that is attempting to subvert the very tenets of our structure."

In his first public comments since he retired in June, Rogers said: "That should concern us as citizens. That should concern us leaders. And if we don't do something, they (the Russians) are not going to stop."

Rogers, who spoke Tuesday night at the Hayden Center at George Mason University in Virginia, also said earlier media reports claiming Trump had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign were inaccurate.

James Clapper, the former national intelligence director who appeared with Rogers and other former intelligence officials, said he personally believes that the Russian interference did influence the outcome of the 2016 election, but didn't elaborate.

"The Russians are still at it. They are committed to undermining our system," Clapper said. "One of the things that really disturbs me is — that for whatever reason, I don't know what it is — the president's failure to dime out Putin and dime out the Russians for what they are doing."

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The Pentagon says Russia will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis in Syria if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks the northern city of Idlib.
          US Seeks to Impose Cost for Election Meddling      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States is hoping to use the threat of calibrated sanctions to deter individuals, companies or countries from attempting to interfere with the midterm elections in November. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing automatic sanctions against actors or entities assessed to have meddled with elections, whether by attacking America's election infrastructure or through the use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns. "It's a further effort, among several that the administration has made, to protect the United States against foreign interference in our elections and really our political process more broadly," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday while briefing reporters. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about," Bolton added. "This order, I think, is a further demonstration of that." Russian meddling attempts There have been ongoing concerns about possible attempts by Russia to meddle with the upcoming November vote as a follow-up to what intelligence officials have assessed to be a fairly successful effort to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Bolton and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the new executive order is not country specific, citing evidence that China, Iran and North Korea may also be working to influence the midterm election in November. "We see attempts," Coats told reporters Wednesday, repeating previous assertions that the U.S. intelligence community has yet to see "the intensity of what happened back in 2016." "In terms of what the influence is and will be, we continue to analyze all that," Coats added. "This is an ongoing effort here, and it has been for a significant amount of time, and will continue on a, literally, 24-hour-a-day basis until the election." The new executive order gives U.S. intelligence agencies 45 days after an election to report any efforts to meddle with the outcome. The U.S. attorney general and the Department of Homeland Security will then have 45 days to review those findings. If they agree with the assessment, it would trigger automatic sanctions. Those sanctions could include blocking access to property and interests, restricting access to the U.S. financial system, prohibiting investment in companies found to be involved, and even prohibiting individuals from entering the U.S. Additionally, the order authorizes the State Department and the Treasury Department to impose further sanctions, if deemed necessary. Bolton denied that recent criticism of Trump, and his interactions with President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, played any role in issuing the executive order. In Helsinki, Trump told reporters he accepted Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 election over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment and later tried to clarify his statement in a tweet affirming support for the intelligence community. "The president has said repeatedly that he is determined that there not be foreign interference in our political process," Bolton said. "Today he signed this executive order, so I think his actions speak for themselves." Additional measures possible Still, Bolton left open the possibility that the White House could work with U.S. lawmakers on additional measures. Already, members of Congress have introduced various pieces of legislation aimed at setting out stiff penalties for Russia and other countries who seek to meddle with the U.S. electoral process. And some lawmakers said Wednesday the Trump administration's latest effort does not go far enough. "An executive order that inevitably leaves the president broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions against those who attack our democracy is insufficient," Mark Warner, the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "If we are going to actually deter Russia and others from interfering in our elections in the future, we need to spell out strong, clear consequences, without ambiguity," Warner added. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that while the order is a step in the right direction, it is not enough. "The @WhiteHouse & @POTUS deserve credit for taking this action. They did as much as they could do with an executive order but are limited from going further without legislation," he tweeted. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been critical of Trump for failing to fully enact a sanctions law that they passed over a year ago, even though the U.S. Treasury Department did impose major sanctions against 24 Russians as a result. But Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Republican Richard Burr expressed hope late Wednesday the new executive order will "send a clear message" to Russia, Iran and others. "[The executive order] strengthens our ability to quickly and appropriately hold responsible anyone who interferes in our elections," Burr said in a statement.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he wanted to sign a formal peace treaty with Japan ending hostilities from World War II by the end of the year without conditions. Seventy-three years after the war concluded, the two countries remain technically at war because of a territorial dispute over four Pacific islands. "Let us sign the peace treaty ... and later we will continue to talk about all of our disagreements as friends on the basis of a peace treaty," Putin said at an economic conference in Vladivostok. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared open to a treaty, saying it was "not normal" that one still hasn't been signed after seven decades. "Japan and Russia — both President Putin and myself — share the same position and determination to solve our territorial disputes," he said. But a Japanese government spokesman said Japan's position had not changed and that the issue of sovereignty over the islands needed to be resolved before signing any treaties with Russia. The Soviet Union seized the four islands north of Hokkaido and east of Sakhalin in the closing days of World War II. Russia calls the islands the Kurils, while Japan calls them the Northern Territories. Russia has sovereignty over the islands. Japan wants them back. The islands are rich in minerals and rare metals, and its waters are excellent fishing grounds.  Putin and Abe have met more than 20 times to discuss the dispute. Abe has proposed making the islands a joint economic zone, which could lead to a settlement.
          Accused abroad, Russians become celebrities at home      Cache   Translate Page      
Russia_Accused_Become_Celebrities_20210The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament.
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British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.  Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missiles from 10 NATO nations took turns to simulate the interception of a Belgian air force transport plane en route to Spain, performing visual inspections of the aircraft’s status by hovering off the wings at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Some 60 NATO jets, mainly from European allies, are on alert to defend alliance airspace, as NATO deals with a dramatic increase in Russian air activity on its borders since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, with a record 870 interceptions in the Baltics alone in 2016   This month, Moscow is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, with some 1,000 aircraft.  “NATO is relevant. This is not theoretical,” said Spanish Air Force Lieutenant General Ruben Garcia Servert on board the Belgian military transport plane, as Italian Eurofighters flew close to the cockpit to simulate interceptions. They later included British Typhoons and French Mirages.  “We have not always been successful in showing the taxpayer that we have the means and the capabilities to protect the population,” he told Reuters during a rare mid-air public display of flight interceptions.  European allies hope such displays highlight how their air forces are defending Europe in the face of sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, who at a summit in July railed against Europeans for not spending enough on defense and ports.  Able to divert, force to land or potentially even shoot down combat aircraft, NATO says its so-called air policing is not directed at Russia. But showdowns between rival warplanes in the Baltic and Black Sea are intensifying. Two U.S. jets escorted two Russian bombers over the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 7 in the latest incident, while Russia has scrambled fighter jets to intercept nuclear-capable U.S. bombers in interceptions that have echoes of the Cold War. Analysts warn that any collisions in the air over the Mediterranean, Baltic or Black Sea could risk the start of a wider conflict with Russia. ‘Single sky’ defenses  Both sides accuse the other of dangerous pilot behaviour, but NATO says Russian warplanes regularly fly without respecting international safety norms, such as responding to air traffic control and requests to identify themselves. Russia says all its flights are conducted in accordance with international law. “We have seen aircraft coming to our borders without flight plans, without any kind of controls ... safety regulations, entering into our area,” Garcia Severt said. “We have seen frequent activities in the Black Sea, but not only, sometimes we have seen aircraft flying around Europe,” he said, referring to Russian bombers off Portugal’s coast. NATO will hold its biggest exercise since 2002 in October and November in Norway, called Trident Juncture, and involving non-NATO Finland and Sweden, with more than 40,000 troops. While tensions with Russia have already prompted NATO to deploy multinational land battalions in Poland and the Baltics, NATO is also pushing to integrate its air forces, despite political resistance over issues of sovereignty. Under an agreement being negotiated, individual NATO countries’ air forces would defend each other's airspaces, regardless of the country they are in, under a “single sky” concept that could see Portuguese planes defending Spanish airspace, for example. Today, each nation defends its own airspace, unless, as in the case of the Baltics, it does not have fighter planes.
          Academic in Trump probe hit with $56K fine, but where is he?      Cache   Translate Page      
Italy_Mifsud_03047No one seems to be able to find Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic at the center of the Russia investigation rocking Washington, but his legal woes are piling up on both sides of the Atlantic.
          Accused Abroad, Russians Become Celebrities at Home      Cache   Translate Page      
The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament. The case of Andrei Lugovoi, a key suspect in the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, shows how the two alleged Russian military intelligence operatives accused by Britain of poisoning ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal could have lucrative careers in Russia if they go public. President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the men - who British authorities said used the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov - appeared to be innocent. He suggested they tell their story “to some media outlet.” Hours later, Russian state TV said it had spoken with Petrov and that he planned to comment on the case next week. Previous cases show that could be an improbable springboard into parliament or a network TV show. When some Russians have been accused of crimes abroad, political and business leaders have embraced them and made them celebrities. Andrei Lugovoi Accused of poisoning Litvinenko with the radioactive substance polonium, Lugovoi, a former KGB officer, parlayed his newfound fame into a political career. In 2007, he was elected to parliament on the ticket of the nationalist LDPR party, which has strong Kremlin ties. Since then, he's given his name to the Lugovoi Law - a 2014 measure allowing authorities to block “extremist” websites without a court ruling - and he's a regular commentator on the Skripal case for state TV. Lugovoi argues Skripal's poisoning had nothing to do with Russia and blames Britain for harboring what he calls defectors. “As long as you keep welcoming all kinds of scum on your territory, you're going to keep having problems,” he said in March on a popular talk shows. The Russian constitution bans extraditing criminal suspects, and Lugovoi's status as a lawmaker makes him immune from prosecution at home. A fellow suspect, Dmitry Kovtun, has kept a lower profile. Anna Chapman When the FBI rounded up 10 Russian sleeper agents in 2010 and sent them home in a spy swap, one caught the eye of the tabloids. The then-28-year-old Chapman, who was married to a British man, later launched a modeling career in Russia, and was briefly on the board of the youth arm of a pro-Putin political party. She's best known, however, as the host of “Chapman's Secrets,” a long-running show mixing anti-U.S. rhetoric with conspiracy theories and mysticism. “Why does official science still not concede that unidentified flying objects are alien spaceships?” she said one episode. “Our hypothesis that alien intelligence has long colluded with the ruling elite was recently and unexpectedly confirmed. What are politicians and soldiers keeping quiet about? I, Anna Chapman, will reveal this secret.” More than 400 episodes have been made. Last week, guests speculated the U.S. was training Eastern European guerrillas to invade Russia, and another - introduced as a shaman - suggested intelligent trees caused hikers to go missing out of spite for humanity. “It's incredible, but the living forest from the movie 'Avatar' isn't the director's make-believe,” Chapman summarized. Maria Butina Accused of working as an undeclared foreign agent in the U.S., Butina is fast becoming a cause celebre at home. She was a relatively obscure gun-rights activist in Russia before she started making political contacts among Republicans and National Rifle Association members in the U.S. Now, Butina's photo is the avatar on the Russian Foreign Ministry's social media profiles. Government rhetoric portrays her as a martyr to U.S. paranoia and a victim of poor conditions in the Washington, D.C., jail where she's being held pending trial.
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Tests showed that E.coli bacteria were behind the deaths of two British tourists in a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the country's chief prosecutor said Wednesday. The statement by prosecutor Nabil Sadek came a week after travel company Thomas Cook said that there was a "high level of E.coli and staphylococcus bacteria'' at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel where John and Susan Cooper died Aug. 21 after falling ill in their room in the five-star hotel. Forensic tests showed that John Cooper, 69, suffered acute intestinal dysentery caused by E.coli, and Susan Cooper, 64, suffered Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), most likely because of E.coli, Sadek said. He said that tests also showed no links between the couple's deaths and the spraying of their neighboring room with lambda-cyhalothrin 5 percent. The insecticide is safe to use, according to the statement. The couple's bodies showed "no criminal violence'' and other tests showed no toxic or harmful gas emissions or leaks in their room. Tests on air and water at the hotel found nothing unusual, the statement said. There was not an immediate comment from the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel. Thomas Cook, meanwhile, said it needed time for its own experts to review the prosecutor's statement. Criminal motives rejected Egyptian authorities in August dismissed criminal motives as being behind the deaths. They said an initial medical examination of John Cooper showed he had suffered acute circulatory collapse and a sudden cardiac arrest. They also said Susan Cooper was later rushed to a hospital after fainting and underwent resuscitation attempts for 30 minutes but died. The Coopers' deaths last week prompted Thomas Cook to evacuate its 301 customers from the hotel as a "precautionary measure.'' Egypt's vital tourism industry has been dealt a severe blow by political turmoil that ensued after a 2011 uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. A 2015 Islamic State bombing of a Russian passenger plane over the Sinai Peninsula, which killed all 224 people on board, was among several incidents that led to the decimation of the country's multibillion-dollar tourism industry. Russia subsequently imposed a two-year ban on all flights to Egypt. Earlier this year, Russian flights to Cairo resumed, but flights to resort cities have yet to be decided upon. Britain, another major source of visitors to Egypt, also suspended flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, the popular Red Sea resort in Sinai from which the doomed Russian airliner took off shortly before it crashed. The government has gone to great lengths to bolster the sector by launching tourism campaigns, touting new archaeological discoveries, boosting security around historical sites and stepping up security at airports.
          The Real Reason for the ‘Anti-Semite’ Campaign Against Jeremy Corbyn      Cache   Translate Page      
Panic drives the smear attack against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn whose background as a radical socialist, not his criticism of Israel and support for the Palestine, threatens the British establishment’s hold on power, argues Alexander Mercouris.
By Alexander Mercouris
in London
Special to Consortium News
<img class=”alignleft wp-image-27578″ src=”https://consortiumnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alexander_mercouris-864x400_c-1-150×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”90″ />Any discussion of the current “anti-Semitism crisis” in the British Labour Party needs to start with an understanding that there is no “anti-semitism crisis” in the British Labour Party, or in Britain.
Anti-Semitism did once have a place in British society. By way of example, readers of Agatha Christie stories written before World War II will come across stock anti-Semitic representations of Jewish characters. As recently as the 1970s, I can remember what would today be considered Semitic stereotypes being commonly used to represent Jewish people in many of the unfunny comedy shows broadcast by British television in that period, including some the BBC broadcast.
Racist stereotyping of this sort was commonplace in Britain right up to the 1970s, and was certainly not exclusive to Jews, as Irish people, black people and people from the Indian subcontinent well recall. Some still persists today, but by and large racial stereotyping is socially unacceptable, except (worryingly) with respect to Russians.
By comparison with other European countries, anti-Semitism in Britain has, however, not been a major phenomenon in modern British society and recent British history. There has been no official persecution of Jews in Britain since they were allowed to resettle in England by Oliver Cromwell in the 1650s, while the attempt by Oswald Moseley’s British Union of Fascists to stir up political anti-Semitism in the 1930s provoked fierce resistance.
Jewish people now play a full and active role in British life, and this happens without notice or comment.
As for the formal institutions of Britain’s Jewish community, these form an integral part of British life. The chief rabbi has enjoyed a measure of recognition as the nominal leader of the British Jewish community from the British state ever since the 1870s.  Since the 1980s, by convention, the chief rabbi has been admitted to the British Parliament as a peer of the House of Lords, though the present chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, has not yet been so admitted. The British Jewish community’s major institution—the Board of Deputies of British Jews—has had a continuous existence since the 1760s.
Though there are anti-Semites in Britain as there are everywhere else, they are very much a minor and ugly fringe, and moreover a generally despised and disliked one, with no influence or traction in British politics or in British life.
Despite lurid claims to the contrary, actual cases of anti-Semitic violence and property damage in Britain are relatively few, and certainly appear to be less than other types of racial violence.
Indeed, Jewish people today are so much an integral part of British society and of British life that I for one question whether it is even accurate to speak of a distinct “Jewish establishment” among British Jews. Rather, it seems to me that it would be more accurate to say that there are some prominent British Jews and some prominent British Jewish institutions—such as the chief rabbi and the Board of Deputies of British Jews—which today form an integral part of the larger British establishment, whose general perspectives and interests they share.
Which brings me to the present “anti-Semitism” campaign against Jeremy Corbyn.
The Left-Wing, Anti-Imperialist Labour Tradition
The British Labour Party was formed in 1900 before World War I, and if there has been one political movement in Britain that has stood rock solid against all manifestations of anti-Semitism in British life (perhaps more than any other group), it is the British Labour Party, and first and foremost its left wing.
This is consistent with the traditional stance of the left wing of the British Labour Party, which can be broadly defined as anti-racist, anti-fascist, and, above all, anti-imperialist. The latter has been important in a country like Britain—historically the preeminent imperialist power—where imperialism was justified in racist terms. British left-wing anti-imperialists, who are mostly drawn from the working class (a fact which gave British anti-imperialism a strong class-conflict character) strongly were predisposed to be anti-racist.
Not surprisingly, British Labour left-wing anti-racism extended to staunch opposition to anti-Semitism, which is, of course, the reason why so many British Jews were drawn to the Labour Party in the first place.
The key point to understand about Corbyn is that it is from within this left-wing, anti-imperialist Labour tradition that he comes. His parents after all first met each other in the 1930s attending a rally in support of the Spanish Republic at the time of the Spanish Civil War. He has been loyal to the traditions of the Labour Party’s anti-imperialist left ever since he began his career in politics, as his long record of opposition to all the West’s interventionist wars shows. Needless to say, that includes strong and consistent anti-racism and the opposition to anti-Semitism which goes with it. Strikingly, Corbyn’s acceptance speech following his election as Labour leader included a declaration of support for refugees.
To insinuate that Corbyn is an anti-Semite—as is increasingly happening—and to insinuate that the left wing of the Labour Party to which he belongs is riddled with anti-Semitism and poses an “existential threat to British Jews” (as several of the British Jewish community’s newspapers have alleged) is more than just absurd. It stands reality on its head. Corbyn is not an anti-Semite. Anti-Semitism, on the contrary, is what he always has defined himself against, and to claim otherwise is dishonest and even surreal.
Corbyn’s well-known support for the Palestinian people’s struggle does not contradict his opposition to anti-Semitism. Rather, it is the product of his consistent anti-imperialism, making Corbyn’s support for the Palestinians and his opposition to anti-Semitism consistent.
All this is well understood by those who are conducting the anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn within the Labour Party and outside it. Corbyn has been a fixture of British political life ever since he was first elected a member of Parliament in 1983. The British establishment—including those members of the British establishment who are Jewish—know him well, and they know well what his actual beliefs are. It is not credible that they believe him to be an anti-Semite, or that they think that the left wing of the British Labour Party, which supports him, is riddled with anti-Semitism.
The Push to Stop Corbyn
The essential mendacity of the whole anti-Semitism campaign and the true motives behind it is shown by the exceptionally narrow frame of reference in which it is being conducted. It is universally acknowledged that the allegations of anti-Semitism being made against Corbyn and some of his supporters stem from Corbyn’s longstanding support for the Palestinian people’s struggle and his equally longstanding criticisms of Israel’s response to that struggle. As’ad AbuKhalil has discussed this aspect of the affair for Consortium News with great thoroughness and detail.
It is worth pointing out, however, that the criticisms being made against Corbyn barely touch on the Palestinian question at all. Anyone looking at these criticisms for a discussion of the Palestinian issue, even one from a position sympathetic to Israel and hostile to the Palestinians, will fail to find it.
The Palestinian struggle, the plight of the Palestinian people, the whole history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the current policies both of Israel and of the Western governments which support it, are barely mentioned. When Palestinians do get mentioned at all, it is purely as terrorists. The entire campaign is being conducted as if Corbyn and those who support him hate Zionism and Israel and therefore allJews.
It is, of course, impossible that those who are conducting the campaign against Corbyn are any more ignorant of the basic facts of the Palestinian struggle and of the Arab-Israeli conflict than they are ignorant of Corbyn’s actual beliefs. If they are not mentioning these facts, it is not because they are ignorant of them. It is because they choose not to mention them.
Corbyn’s background as a radical socialist makes him a threat to the British establishment’s power. (Chatham House / Wikimedia)
In other words, the campaign against Corbyn has very little to do with the situation in the Middle East. I say this, though I have no doubt that the Israeli embassy is playing an active role in the campaign, a fact which is apparently freely admitted within Israel itself, though not in Britain.
However, it is a mistake to see the campaign against Corbyn as principally Israeli inspired. If it were, I would expect those conducting it to say far more about the situation in the Middle East than they do. Nor, in my opinion, is the campaign exclusively or even primarily the work of British Jews. As it happens, the Jewish community in Britain is far from united behind the campaign, with many British Jews expressing doubts or even outright opposition to it.
Instead, the campaign should be seen for what it is: the latest in a long series of attacks by the British establishment against Corbyn, the one British politician who more than any other embodies the threat to the current status quo and to the British establishment’s hold on power.
These attacks have at various times sought to portray Corbyn as a Communist, a Russian agent, a terrorist sympathizer and a traitor. Adding a charge of anti-Semitism to this catalogue is an obvious further step, and given Corbyn’s well-known advocacy of Palestinian rights an easy one. The only surprise is that it has not happened before.
That the anti-Semitism campaign is the latest in a long series of establishment attacks on Corbyn, which extend all the way back to his election as Labour’s leader, is shown by the sheer breadth of the campaign. The parliamentary Labour Party, the entire Conservative Party and the media (including the BBC and the supposedly left-wing Guardian newspaper) have all embraced it. Certainly, it extends far beyond those members of Britain’s Jewish community who form part of the greater British establishment and who initially spearheaded it. As it happens, the great majority of British politicians and commentators who have joined in the campaign are non-Jews.
A New Political Dynamic
As for the campaign’s greater vehemence by comparison with earlier campaigns, that is the product of the changed political dynamic in Britain since the June 2017 general election.
Before that election, the British establishment did not take Corbyn seriously, since it assumed that the British electorate would reject him in any election which he fought. The horrifying realization following the June 2017 election that the opposite is the case has—not surprisingly—caused panic and has led to the establishment pulling out all the stops. That explains not just the greater vehemence of this campaign but why it has persisted for so long.
In other words, what is driving the campaign is not some overarching loyalty on the part of British Jews to Israel or a belief that Corbyn is an anti-Semite. Rather, it is British establishment panic. As Britain’s Conservative government disintegrates, Corbyn stands poised to become Britain’s next prime minister. That terrifying prospect—of a radical socialist in 10, Downing Street—is one which must be averted at all costs. That is the reason for the anti-Semitism campaign we have been witnessing, and thus all the other campaigns against Corbyn we have witnessed, of which there are certainly more to come.
While the causes of the anti-Semitism campaign are mainly domestic, there is a wide consensus among Corbyn’s supporters that he has not handled his response to the campaign well. The general opinion—that he has been far too accommodating to his critics—has been forcefully argued in Consortium News by Jonathan Cook.
Corbyn himself has conceded too much ground on anti-semitism. As a lifelong anti-racism campaigner, the accusations of anti-semitism have clearly pained him. He has tried to placate rather than defy the smearers. He has tried to maintain unity with people who have no interest in finding common ground with him.
And as he has lost all sense of how to respond in good faith to allegations made in bad faith, he has begun committing the cardinal sin of sounding and looking evasive – just as those who deployed the anti-semitism charge hoped. It was his honesty, plain-speaking and compassion that won him the leadership and the love of ordinary members. Unless he can regain the political and spiritual confidence that underpinned those qualities, he risks haemorrhaging support.
This widespread view that Corbyn has been accommodating to people who seek only his destruction has even produced some curious examples of drafts of “speeches” written for him by some of his sympathizers setting out the sort of things which they think he should say.
While I have considerable sympathy for this view, I think it is only fair to add that Corbyn happens to be one of the most polite and diffident personalities in British politics. The contrast with, say, Donald Trump in the United States, could not be greater. It is not in Corbyn’s nature to respond to his critics with the same forcefulness that they extend to him. While this makes Corbyn an indifferent orator and blunts his impact in debates in the House of Commons, his politeness and diffidence is an integral part of his appeal. To call on him to act differently is to call for a different man, with no guarantee that that man would command anything remotely approaching the level of support that Corbyn has.
Is the Campaign Working?
It is important to stress this point because as of the time of writing it is far from clear to me that—contrary to what Jonathan Cook fears—this latest campaign against Corbyn is succeeding.
The poll numbers barely have shifted, with Conservative and Labour both polling around 40 percent of the vote since the June 2017 general election, and most opinion polls put Labour ahead. Though the anti-Semitism campaign may have lost Labour some Jewish votes in places like the London district of Barnet, the generality of the British voters seem indifferent and unimpressed by the whole affair.
I suspect that the truth is that Corbyn has been around in British politics for so long that the British electorate long ago formed its view of him. Knowing Corbyn as well as they do—as well as the left-wing tradition from which he comes—the vast majority of British center-left voters who make up Corbyn’s electoral base find the whole idea that he is an anti-Semite just too fantastic to take seriously. Besides the fact that the anti-Semitism campaign is merely the latest in a series of campaigns against Corbyn launched from the moment he became Labour’s leader makes the true motives of his critics in the end altogether too obvious.
The Nuremberg trials, circa 1945-46. (National Archives)
Cook has expressed the fear that if the Labour Party adopts the four additional working examples of anti-Semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)—which it has hitherto resisted doing because of the way they limit criticism of Israel—that will make future criticism of Israel by Corbyn and by other members of the Labour Party all but impossible, and will open the way to a purge of Palestinian sympathizers within the Labour Party. [Editor’s note: The Labour Party altered its anti-Semitism definition on Sept. 4 at its National Executive Committee meeting and adopted the four additional working examples of anti-Semitism drafted by the IHRA.]
Similar concerns have been expressed by Norman Finkelstein, who sees the whole attempt to impose any sort of definition of anti-Semitism on the Labour Party as an attack on the party’s traditions and on free speech.
These concerns are far from groundless. On the contrary, there is no doubt that silencing criticism of Israel is very much a part of the agenda of some of the people behind the campaign, with the British establishment (not just its Jewish part) united in support of Israel in the same way as are the political establishments of all the other Western countries. Consider, for example, this extraordinary article by Andrew Feldmanin The Evening Standard, a newspaper edited by former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s friend and former Chancellor George Osborne, which contains this passage:
Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are the same thing. They are two sides of the same coin. Anti-Zionism is the belief that the state of Israel should not exist. That it should be dismantled. This is not the same as saying, quite legitimately, that you disagree with the policies of the current or any other Israeli government; or calling for the reversal of the settlement programme in the West Bank; or demanding a return to earlier borders and the creation of a two-state solution.
Some historical context is important here. Two thousand years ago, at the end of a long and bloody revolt, the Temple was destroyed and the Jewish people were dispersed far and wide, across the Roman Empire and beyond. They settled in many places. Some made them welcome for a time. Others less so. Jewish people lived in a constant state of trepidation. Periods of peace and prosperity punctuated by pogroms, inquisition and expulsion.
In Europe, the Holocaust was the crescendo of centuries of rumbling antipathy. Jews sought to escape the horror but the numbers who found refuge were pathetically small. Even the UK only accepted 70,000 Jewish refugees before the Second World War and 10,000 during it.
Quite simply, there was nowhere for them to go, so six million people perished out of a total global Jewish population of 17 million.
Finally, after this destruction, the world decided that enough was enough. The Jewish people needed their own place to go when things went wrong. And the ancient homeland was chosen. It was to be shared with the Palestinians on lines established by a United Nations resolution in 1948.
This was not the only work for the cartographers after the Second World War. The demise of empire, the calls for national determination and the need for pragmatic solutions brought about the creation of new states in Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere in the Middle East. Lines were drawn on maps. Sometimes they respected geographical, religious and tribal boundaries; sometimes they did not. Everyone was doing the best they could to make sense of the cataclysmic events of the previous decades.
The State of Israel served its purpose. A national homeland for the Jewish people existing alongside the Jewish communities that continued to live around the world. And when things did not go well for some of those communities — in Russia, Iraq, Morocco and elsewhere — it was a place of sanctuary. It accepted refugees in huge numbers without question.
Note that the Palestinians are barely mentioned in the whole article, which claims that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism and does so by linking anti-Zionism to the whole history of anti-Semitism in the West, culminating in the Nazis and the Holocaust.
Needless to say, though Feldman appears to admit that it is legitimate to criticize Israel, he makes no criticisms of Israel anywhere in his article. In practice, on the basis of his article, it is difficult to imagine what criticism of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians Feldman would not define as anti-Semitic.
Having said this, it is important to retain perspective. Even though the Labour Party changed its anti-Semitism definition, that will not end criticism of Israel within the Labour Party or in British society. Corbyn himself will not change his views, nor will other supporters of the Palestinian struggle within the Labour Party or in British society.
Ultimately, what is causing the growing criticism of Israel in Britain as elsewhere are Israeli policies, and attempts to silence criticism of those policies by conjuring up the specter of anti-Semitism or by resorting to purges and inquisitions that can only, in the end, threaten to provoke a backlash.
How the Anti-Corbyn Campaign Is Like Russia-gate
The anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn in Britain bears more than a passing resemblance to the Russia-gate scandal in the United States.
Controversial BBC graphic seeking to link Corbyn to Russia. (BBC)
In both countries, the establishment has been shocked by popular insurgencies on the right and left and the rise of a seeming outsider: Corbyn in Britain, and Trump (with far less cause) in the U.S. In both countries, this has provoked a shrill establishment campaign against the outsider. In both countries, the allegations which form the basis of the campaign—of anti-Semitism in the case of Corbyn, of being an agent of the Russians in the case of Trump—are to anyone with even a basic grasp of reality utterly fantastic. In neither country does the sheer absurdity of the allegations seem to matter for those who have invested in the campaign. Instead, the political class in both countries pretends to believe them, while the media has embraced them. A media effort has been made to link Corbyn to Russia too.
In both countries, interested outside powers are involved in the campaigns— Israel in the case of the anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn in Britain, Britain and some other U.S. European allies in the Russia-gate scandal against Trump in the U.S. But the origins of both campaigns are domestic.
In both Britain and the U.S., the core electoral base of both Corbyn and Trump remains unmoved by the hysteria and the swirl of allegations, but in the meantime, real damage to the political system is being done. Both countries are unable to formulate rational foreign policies, whether with respect to the situation in the Middle East in the case of Britain, or with respect to relations with Russia in the case of the U.S.
Corbyn and the movement he leads have far deeper roots within British society than Trump does in the U.S. There has been a continuous tradition of political radicalism in Britain going back to the period of the French Revolution. Corbyn stands squarely within that tradition, a fact which is perhaps better understood in Britain than it is outside it. That tradition for the moment is rising in the case of younger Britains.
That, of course, is why, against all expectations, Corbyn, was elected leader of the Labour Party, and why, again contrary to all expectations, he increased the Labour’s share of the vote so dramatically in the June 2017 general election.
That is reason for the intensity of the campaign against him, but it also explains why he has been able to withstand it up to now. The shape of British politics in the future will be determined by whether or not he is able to continue  to do so.
Alexander Mercouris is a political commentator and editor of The Duran

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Mercedes Benz GLE 2020

  • Mercedes-Benz is releasing the next model of its GLE luxury SUV line next summer.
  • The car will feature five innovations centered around ride comfort, Intelligent Drive functions, brake controls, and seat size. 
  • One such feature is active stop-and-go assist, a driver's assistance technology that enables traffic jams to be recognized early and for the car to momentarily perform tasks without the driver at speeds up to 37 mph.
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"The GLE exhibits iconic Mercedes-Benz design while remaining true to its character as an off-roader," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, in a public statement. 

The new GLE is the fourth-generation in a line of luxury SUVs that first debuted in 1997 under the M-Class model moniker. 

The new GLE has five key innovations that stand out.

First, there is E-active body control, a hydraulic fully-active suspension system that eliminates body-roll in driving situations and increases ride comfort. There is active stop-and-go assist, a driver's assistance technology that enables traffic jams to be recognized early and for the car to momentarily perform tasks without the driver at speeds up to 37 mph. The car also has active brake assistance, active blind spot assist, and a fully-variable all-wheel drive controlling mechanism. Finally, the new GLE's seat comfort is amplified by increased interior space stemming from a much longer wheelbase that is a full three inches larger than its predecessor.  

Mercedes Benz GLE 2020

"The new GLE is not only more comfortable than ever before on the road, but also shows its superior off-road character off the beaten track. This alone shows our determination to reinforce our claim to leadership in the SUV segment," said Ola Källenius, who is responsible for corporate research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars, in the same public statement.

Additionally, the GLE includes an infotainment system with larger screens than past Mercedes-Benz models, a new MBUX Interior Assistant intuitive multimedia system, which can recognize hand and arm movements programmed by the driver, and a new 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system that allows for better handling in slippery conditions.  

The GLE is produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealers in the next summer.  

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ظهرت الرسالة النصية الأولى على هاتف أحمد منصور عند الساعة 9:38 من صباح أحد أيام آب/أغسطس الحارة عام 2016. كانت الرسالة غامضة بعض الشيء وباللغة العربية، وقد ورد فيها ما يلي: "أسرار جديدة عن تعذيب الإماراتيين في سجون الدولة" وتبعها رابط تشعبي. وقد بدا كل من الرقم والرسالة، والرسالة المشابهة التي تلقاها في اليوم التالي، غريبًا بالنسبة إلى منصور، وهو ناشط معروف في مجال حقوق الإنسان في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. فقاوم وامتنع عن النقر على الروابط.
بدلاً من ذلك، أرسل منصور الملاحظات إلى معهد أبحاث "سيتيزن لاب" التابع لجامعة تورنتو والمتخصص في حقوق الإنسان وأمن الإنترنت. وبعد العمل بالاتجاه المعاكس، وجد الباحثون أن الروابط التشعبية هي جزء من برنامج تجسس متطور تم تصميمه خصيصًا لاستهداف منصور. ولو نقر على الروابط، لحوّل البرنامج هاتفه إلى "جاسوس رقمي في جيبه"، يتتبع تحركاته ويراقب رسائله ويسيطر على كاميرته وميكروفونه، بحسب ما جاء لاحقًا في تقرير "سيتيزن لاب".
لكن الاكتشاف المهم في التقرير لم يكن التكنولوجيا المستخدمة بحد ذاتها، إذ قامت وكالات الاستخبارات في الدول المتقدمة بتطوير برامج تجسس ونشرها حول العالم. فما برز هو أن معهد "سيتيزن لاب" قد تعقّب البرنامج واكتشف أنه يعود إلى شركة خاصة وهي "مجموعة إن أس أو" الإسرائيلية الغامضة. (يتكون الاسم من الأحرف الأولى من أسماء مؤسسي الشركة الثلاثة). وبطريقة ما، تمكنت هذه الشركة الصغيرة نسبيًا من العثور على ثغرة في أجهزة آيفون الجوالة التي تُعتبر من بين أكثر الأجهزة الخليوية أمنًا في العالم، وقد طورت برنامجًا لاستغلالها – وهي عملية مكلفة للغاية وتستغرق وقتًا طويلاً. وفي هذا السياق، كتب باحثو معهد "سيتيزن لاب" في تقريرهم: "لسنا على علم بأي حالة سابقة تم فيها اختراق نظام حماية أجهزة آيفون عن بُعد ليُستخدم كجزء من حملة هجومية موجّهة".
وتُعد إسرائيل رائدةً على المستوى العالمي في قطاع التكنولوجيا السيبرانية الخاص، حيث تملك على الأقل 300 شركة تغطي كافة المجالات بدءًا من الأمن المصرفي وصولاً إلى الدفاع عن البنية التحتية الحيوية. ولكن في حين أن معظم هذه المؤسسات تهدف إلى حماية الشركات من الهجمات الإلكترونية، استغل بعضها هذا الخط الرفيع الفاصل بين القدرات الإلكترونية الدفاعية وتلك الهجومية لتزويد العملاء بخدمات أكثر شرًا. ففي حالة منصور، يُعتقد أن الإمارات العربية المتحدة قد استخدمت أدوات زوّدتها بها شركة "إن أس أو" لمراقبة أشهر المعارضين في البلاد. (ويقضي منصور الآن حكمًا بالسجن لمدة 10 سنوات بسبب نشره "معلومات كاذبة" على حساباته الخاصة عبر وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي). وفي هذا الإطار، كتب الباحث في مجال السياسات في مؤسسة "راند" ساشا رومانوسكي العام الماضي أنّ "هذه الشركات تقوم بتطبيق تقنيات متطورة أو ربما أكثر تعقيدًا من وكالات الاستخبارات الأمريكية".
ولا تزال خصخصة هذه القدرة الهجومية في مراحلها الأولى. إلا أنها تثير مخاوف واسعة بشأن انتشار بعض الأدوات بالغة القوة وبشأن الطريقة التي تفقد بها الحكومات القدرة على احتكار استخدامها. فعندما تستخدم الأطراف الفاعلة في الدولة الأسلحة الإلكترونية، يكون هناك على الأقل إمكانية التنظيم والمساءلة. ولكن عندما تكون الشركات الخاصة هي الفاعلة، تصبح الأمور أكثر تعقيدًا. وفي هذا الصدد، تمثّل إسرائيل حالة اختبار جيدة. فهي تقدّم إمدادات ثابتة من مشغلي الإنترنت ذوي الكفاءات العالية الذين يتعلمون المهارة هذه أثناء خدمتهم العسكرية في واحدة من نخبة وحدات الاستخبارات في البلاد - والوحدة 8200 هي الأشهَر بينها – وينتقلون بعد ذلك للعمل في الشركات الخاصة. وقال نداف زافرير، وهو جنرال متقاعد وقائد سابق للوحدة 8200، إنّ الجنود الذين يقضون وقتًا في الخدمة لحماية إسرائيل من الهجمات الإلكترونية ينتهي بهم الحال في معرفة كيفية مهاجمة الطرف الآخر. وأضاف، "من أجل سد الثغرة بين الدفاع والهجوم، يجب أن يكون لديك عقلية المعتدي".
ولم تكن قضية منصور مسألةً منفردة. فوفقًا لمعهد "سيتيزن لاب"، تم استهداف نحو 175 شخصًا من قِبل برامج التجسس التي طورتها مجموعة "إن أس أو" منذ عام 2016، ومن بينهم ناشطون في مجال حقوق الإنسان ومعارضون. ويشار إلى أن شركات إسرائيلية أخرى توفّر منتجات مماثلة. وفي هذا الإطار، قال نيمرود كوزلوفسكي، وهو أستاذ مساعد في "جامعة تل أبيب" ومحامٍ متخصص في الأمن السيبراني: "ما من طريقة أخرى، فمن أجل تأمين الدفاع للشبكة، ينبغي تحديد نقاط الضعف". ثم أضاف: "لقد تم إنشاؤها بناءً على معرفة [إسرائيل] المتعمقة بمكامن الضعف والطرق الهجومية هذه. فنحن على دراية تامة بالأهداف".
فلنأخذ على سبيل المثال أشهر هذه الأهداف المزعومة، أي الهجوم الذي نفذته الوحدة 8200 بالتعاون مع "وكالة الأمن القومي" الأمريكية في عامي 2009 و2010 على منشأة إيرانية لتخصيب اليورانيوم في نطنز. لقد تمكنت الوحدة من نشر فيروس حاسوبي - يطلق عليه اسم "ستوكسنت" – داخل المرفق على الرغم من وجود فجوة هوائية هناك، أي أن المرفق كان منفصلًا عمليًا عن شبكة الإنترنت الواسعة. واستهدف الفيروس نظام التشغيل لأجهزة الطرد المركزي المستخدمة في تخصيب اليورانيوم، ما أدى إلى جعلها تتحرك بوتيرة خارجة عن السيطرة وتكسّرها. وعلى ما يبدو، تم اختراق نظام المراقبة أيضًا، إذ لم يلاحظ الإيرانيون بدايةً الضرر الذي كان يحدث.
ولعله ليس من الصدفة أن الكثير من منتجات شركات الدفاع الإلكتروني الإسرائيلية يهدف إلى إحباط الهجمات التي تكون على نمط "ستوكسنت" والتي تهاجم البنية التحتية الحيوية. فتضم هذه الشركات شركة "أبيريو سيستمز" التي يرأسها ضابط مخابرات سابق يدعى ليران تانكمان والتي طورت منتجًا يكتشف التلاعب بالبيانات - "آلة الحقيقة"، كما يسميها تانكمان - في قراءات المستشعِرات في المنشآت الصناعية.
وبالرغم من أن "ستوكسنت" فيروسًا قديمًا ولا يُعمل به الآن سوى كأداة تحليلية، بات اليوم مصدر اهتمام الخبراء في هذا المجال، وذلك لسبب وجيه: لقد كان هجومًا إلكترونيًا ناجحًا للغاية ضد جهة تابعة للدولة، وقد تسبب بأضرار مادية فعلية. وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير غابرييل أفنر، وهو مستشار الأمن الرقمي في إسرائيل، "إن عقدًا واحدًا من الزمن في التكنولوجيا هو دهر". ففي أيامنا هذه، تتزايد الهجمات السيبرانية، بحسب ما قال زافرير، وهو القائد السابق للوحدة 8200 ويدير اليوم شركة "تيم 8"، وهي شركة تجمع بين صندوق للمشاريع الرأسمالية وحاضن ومختبر للأفكار. أمّا التطور الذي يقلقه ويقلق وخبراء آخرين فهو انتشار إنترنت الأشياء.
وفي هذا الصدد، قال الخبير بالمسائل المتصلة بالفضاء الإلكتروني في "جامعة هارفارد" بروس شناير: "لقد تحول كل شيء إلى حاسوب: الهاتف والثلاجة وجهاز الميكروويف والسيارة". وتكمن المشكلة في أن شبكة الإنترنت، التي ظهرت في السبعينيات والثمانينيات من القرن الماضي، قد صُمّمت من دون مراعاة المسألة الأمنية. لذلك، يتسابق الجميع الآن إلى سدّ الثغرات في أنظمة المعلومات (مثل البرمجيات) وأنظمة التشغيل (مثل المنشآت الصناعية المادية) قديمة الطراز أو المكتوبة بشكل سيئ أو غير الآمنة. ثم أضاف شناير، وهو أيضًا مؤلف كتاب "انقر هنا لقتل الجميع: الأمن والصمود في عالم شديد الاتصال: "الهجمات أصبحت أسرع وأسهل وأفضل".
فهل يعني ذلك أننا هالكون جميعًا؟ الإجابة المختصرة هي لا – أو أقله ربما لا. فحتى الآن، إذا وضعنا "ستوكسنت" جانبًا، تُعد الهجمات الإلكترونية الأكثر نجاحًا هي تلك التي استهدفت أوكرانيا وإستونيا وتسببت في أضرار مادية واسعة النطاق. وعلى الرغم من أن هذه الهجمات، التي استهدفت شبكات الطاقة والمؤسسات المالية والوزارات الحكومية، قد تسببت بأضرار فادحة، تم تحديدها ومعالجتها بسرعة نسبيًا. ولم يحصل أي من سيناريوهات "يوم القيامة" التي يرغب بعض الخبراء أو النقاد في التحذير منها - مثل سيطرة المتسللين على سلاح نووي أو طائرة تجارية أو برامج ضارة تتسبب في انهيار وول ستريت.
ويعود ذلك جزئيًا إلى أنه "سيتوفر دائمًا للمتسللين الذين ترعاهم الدولة الموارد التي يحتاجونها"، بحسب تانكمان. "إنما المهم هنا هو إلى أي مدى يسبق القطاع العام [الجهات غير التابعة للدولة]. لن يكون هناك أي "سلاح نووي سيبراني" خلال سنة أو سنتين من اليوم، إذ تكمن المسألة في وتيرة التطور بين المهاجمين والمدافعين. فعليك أن تعمل بدون توقف".
وإذا كان جزء من الخطر نابع من الخط الضبابي الذي يفصل بين الدفاع السيبراني والهجوم السيبراني، يأتي جزء آخر من التمييز شبه المعدوم بين المجالين الالكترونيين العام والخاص. ففي تموز/يوليو على سبيل المثال، أصدرت السلطات الإسرائيلية لوائح اتهام عدة ضد موظف سابق في مجموعة "إن أس أو" ادّعت فيها أنه سرق معلومات حساسة ومسجّلة الملكية وهو في طور مغادرته الشركة. غير أن الموظف الذي لم يُكشف عن اسمه اتُهم أيضًا بمحاولة تقويض الأمن القومي: فقد حاول على ما يبدو بيع المعلومات بمبلغ قدره 50 مليون دولار أمريكي في عملة مشفرة إلى مشترٍ أجنبي على الشبكة المظلمة، وهي جزء شاسع من الانترنت وغير ظاهر يتعذر الوصول إليه من خلال محركات البحث العادية.
ولا تشكّل هذه الحادثة التي كشفتها الشركة بسرعة إلا حالة واحدة من بين العديد من الحالات التي توضح مدى ارتباط المجالين الخاص والعام في الحرب السيبرانية. فالقدرات التي كانت تخص الحكومات وحدها تجد اليوم طريقها إلى الشركات خاصة التي غالبًا ما تكون مجرمة.
وأصبحت شيفرة فيروس "ستوكسنت" متاحةً للعلن الآن. ففي عام 2013، سرق متسللون – يُعتقد أنهم من الجنسية الروسية - سلاحًا إلكترونيًا طورته "وكالة الأمن القومي" مستغلةً نقاط الضعف في "مايكروسوفت ويندوز" ونشروه على الانترنت. وفي أيار/مايو 2017، استخدم متسللون آخرون - ربما من كوريا الشمالية – هذا السلاح لإطلاق هجوم فيروس الفدية على صعيد العالم. ويُعتقد أن الهجوم الذي حمل اسم "واناكراي" قد أصاب 200 ألف حاسوب في أكثر من 150 دولة، ومنها أجزاء رئيسية من "دائرة خدمة الصحة الوطنية البريطانية"، قبل أن يتم إيقافه. وفي قضية منفصلة في عام 2013، أثبتت شركة "مانديانت"، وهي شركة خاصة للأمن السيبراني في الولايات المتحدة، أن المتسللين الذين يعملون لصالح الجيش الصيني يستهدفون الشركات الأمريكية والوكالات الحكومية. وفي عام 2015، قامت وحدة 8200 بحسب التقارير باختراق شركة "كاسبرسكاي لاب" الرائدة عالميًا في برامج مكافحة الفيروسات، كما اكتشفت أن الشركة الخاصة كانت تعمل كبوابة خلفية للمخابرات الروسية إلى عملائها، ومن بينهم أكثر من ٢٠ وكالة حكومية أمريكية.
وفي هذا السياق، قال جنرال إسرائيلي متقاعد ومؤسس شركة "بلو أوشين تكنولوجيز" المتخصصة بالهجمات الالكترونية رامي بن أفرايم: "في العالم المادي للحروب، لطالما عُرف بوضوح ما هو عام: أي الدبابات والقبة الحديدية (أنظمة الدفاع الصاروخي) وطائرات أف- ١٦. وتابع: "أمّا في العالم السيبراني اليوم، فالأمر معقد"، إذ يمكن أن تكون البنى التحتية الحيوية، مثل مرافق الطاقة أو محطات معالجة المياه، مملوكةً للقطاع الخاص، كما هو غالبًا الحال في الولايات المتحدة. ولكنها قد تتسبب في أضرار تطال البلد بأكمله إذا ما تعطلت أنظمتها. وكذلك، تمرّ رسائل تعبئة قوات الاحتياط الإسرائيلية في أوقات الحرب عبر شبكات الاتصالات الخاصة. كما أن إنترنت الأشياء - التي ربطت الكثير من منتجاتنا الاستهلاكية - قد خلقت أيضًا نقاط ضعف هائلة.
وأضاف بن أفرايم، وهو طيار حربي سابق: "إذا كنت ترغب في إنزال طائرة، وإذا كنت ترغب في الحصول على قوة جوية، فأنت لا تدخل من الباب الأمامي، أي قمرة القيادة، بل تنال من المطار والأنظمة اللوجستية. وتذهب خلف أجهزة الآيباد التي يأخذها معهم الطيارون إلى منازلهم". وأضاف بن أفرايم، لم يعد هناك "كيانات قائمة بذاتها –فكلّ شيء أصبح جزءًا من شبكة". وحسبما أخبرني نائب وزير الدفاع في ليتوانيا إدفيناس كيرزا في الخريف الماضي في العاصمة فيلنيوس، في إشارة إلى الإجراءات الروسية ضد الدول السوفيتية السابقة الأخرى: "إن الهجمات تأتي من الداخل – المصارف في تراجع والحكومة غير مستجيبة وهناك حالة عدم استقرار عام..."لا فرق إن تم تحصين الحدود"، كما يقولون، "فنحن سنأتي من الداخل".
قد اختارت إسرائيل على سبيل المثال مكافحة المشكلة على مستوى الدولة عن طريق ربط المجالين العام والخاص، وأحيانًا بكل ما للكلمة من معنى. فمركز البلاد للفضاء السيبراني في مدينة بئر السبع الجنوبية لا يضم حرم التكنولوجيا الجديد التابع للجيش الإسرائيلي فحسب، بل أيضًا مجمع شركات ذات تقنيات عالية ومركز النقب للأبحاث السيبرانية التابع لـ"جامعة بن غوريون" و"المديرية السيبرانية الوطنية" التي تتبع مباشرةً مكتب رئيس الوزراء. وقال المستشار الأمني أفنير بإصرار: "هناك جسر مادي بينهما".
وفي عالم أطلقت فيه مؤخرًا وكالة الأمن الداخلي الإسرائيلية، الشاباك، برنامجًا خاصًا يسرّع بدء التشغيل، فإن التعاون بين المجالَين العام والخاص سيزيد. ففي الواقع، عليها أن تتعاون لتواكب التطورات السريعة في مجالات مثل الذكاء الاصطناعي والتعلم الآلي وإنجازات أخرى في القدرات الحاسوبية.
ولم تقم الحرب الالكترونية بتعتيم الخط الذي يفصل بين الهجوم والدفاع فحسب، بل أيضًا مفهوم الملكية السيادية في ما يتعلق بالتطور التكنولوجي - وبالتحديد ما يشكل بالضبط شركة إسرائيلية (أو أمريكية أو صينية). لقد حجبت الإنترنت الحدود، والحرب السيبرانية ليست مستثناة. وكما قال شناير من جامعة هارفارد: "تُصنع الرقائق في (أ) وتُجمّع في (ب) وتكتب البرمجيات في جميع أنحاء العالم من قِبَل 125 فردًا من جنسيات مختلفة". وتبدو هذه الانسيابية شائعةً بشكل خاص في إسرائيل، حيث أنشأت الشركات الأجنبية، التي تملك أموالاً طائلة، مراكز متقدمة لأنشطة الأبحاث والتطوير واشترت الشركات الناشئة المحلية.
وفي حين أن الطبيعة الدولية لتكنولوجيا الحاسوب تعود بفوائد كثيرة، تعقّد عملية التحقق من مصدر الهجوم السيبراني. وبالتالي، إنّ غياب تحديد المصدر يصعّب استجابة الحكومات، وعدم وجود تهديد بالانتقام يجعل الردع عسيرًا، إن لم يكن مستحيلاً. وكتب ديفيد سانجر في مقال نُشر في صحيفة "نيويورك تايمز" مقتبسًا من كتابه "السلاح الأمثل: حرب وتخريب وخوف في عصر الإنترنت": "إنّ السبب في ظهور الأسلحة السيبرانية كأدوات فعالة لكافة الدول مهما كان حجمها يكمن في كونه طريقةً للعرقلة وممارسة السلطة أو النفوذ من دون إشعال حروب ومعارك قتالية".
وفي حين أن القطاع الخاص قد يكون قادرًا على دفع رواتب أعلى لشعبه، ما يجعله يجتذب المواهب والبراعة التكنولوجية، لا تزال الحكومة تحمل ورقةً رابحةً واحدة: القانون. وهذا ما يعيدنا إلى مجموعة "إن أس أو" ومنصور، المعارض الإماراتي. فمن أجل أن تبيع مجموعة "إن أس أو" بشكل قانوني السلاح السيبراني الهجومي الذي استُخدم لاستهداف منصور، كانت بحاجة إلى تصريح من ضابط منظم تصدير الأسلحة الإسرائيلي الموجود في وزارة الدفاع. بهذه الطريقة على الأقل، يتم تنظيم الأسلحة السيبرانية بشكل صارم مثل أنظمة الأسلحة الأخرى التي يبيعها الإسرائيليون لحكومات أجنبية، وحيث لا يكون التعامل إلاّ مع الحكومات. 
وفي هذا الإطار، قال يوفال ساسون، وهو شريك متخصص في تصدير الدفاع في شركة المحاماة "ميتار" الرائدة في إسرائيل: "إن بيع أنظمة كهذه إلى مؤسسات غير حكومية، مثل شركة أو أصحاب نفوذ سياسي غير قانوني إطلاقًا. وتمامًا مثل بيع طائرة بدون طيار أو رشاش، ينظر الضابط المنظم إلى المستخدم النهائي: أي هوية الحكومة وأعمالها. فالأداء الوظيفي اختبار محوري". وفي حالة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ومنصور، نصح بعض المسؤولين في مكتب المنظّم بعدم بيع هذا النظام لدولة عربية، وفقًا للصحيفة اليومية الإسرائيلية "يديعوت أحرونوت". وأفادت بأن الأسلحة الإلكترونية التي وافق عليها المنظمون أخيرًا كانت أضعف من تلك التي اقترحتها شركة "إن أس أو" وقالت إن بعض المسؤولين في وزارة الدفاع يعارضون الصفقة لأن التكنولوجيا كانت تُباع إلى بلد عربي. ونقلت الصحيفة عن مسؤول رفيع المستوى في الوزارة قوله: "من العار أن يمنحوا تصريحًا كهذا".
وقالت شركة "إن أس أو" في بيان لها إنها تمتثل لجميع القوانين ذات الصلة وإنها "لا تشغّل البرنامج لعملائها، وإنما تطوره فقط". قد يكون هذا الفارق مجرد خدعة، ولكنه يقدم مثالاً آخر على الإشكالات المتعلقة بمسألة الدفاع والهجوم، والخاصة والعامة: فيمكن استخدام الأدوات السيبرانية الخاصة نفسها التي تم توظيفها ضد أعداء الدولة مثل الصحفيين والمعارضين، لاعتراض سبيل تجار المخدرات والإرهابيين أيضًا. ففي الواقع، في عام 2016، استعان مكتب التحقيقات الفيدرالي بشركة إسرائيلية منفصلة تُدعى "سيلبريت" لفتح جهاز آيفون الخاص بأحد الإرهابيين المتورطين بتنفيذ هجوم سان برناردينو في كاليفورنيا عام 2015، حيث استخدمت الشركة أداةً سيبرانيةً جديدةً لفتحه بعد أن رفضت شركة "آبل" أن تقوم بذلك. ويقال إن "سيلبريت" تبيع منتجاتها في أكثر من 100 بلد.
وفي حين أن بعض المنتقدين يلومون إسرائيل على السلوك المارق، فإن البلاد ليست بعيدة عن ذلك. فلا يوجد في التجارة العالمية للأسلحة إلاّ قلة من الأولياء، حتى بين الديمقراطيات الغربية. ومن مصلحة الشركات الإسرائيلية الامتثال للقانون وتجنب التجاوزات ومنع وقوع التكنولوجيا في الأيدي الخاطئة. وعلى حد تعبير أفنر، "يمكن جني الكثير من الأموال، وبشكل قانوني. فلمَ العمل إذًا في الظلال؟"
وفي النتيجة، لم تكن "إن أس أو" تعمل في الظلال. فقد وافقت الحكومة الإسرائيلية على الصفقة التي أجرتها شركة خاصة في ما يتعلق ببيع أسلحة سيبرانية متطورة إلى حكومة عربية لديها مبادلات استخباراتية وأمنية. وكان هذا القرار رمزيًا للطريقة التي تغيرت فيها التكنولوجيا والحرب والسياسة بشكل كبير خلال سنوات قليلة فقط. ولطالما كان هناك عمليات تجسس وعمليات إعلامية وهجمات عسكرية، وكذلك الجهات الخاصة التي تبيع الأسلحة في جميع أنحاء العالم (من بينها، في العقود الأخيرة، العديد من الأفراد العسكريين الإسرائيليين السابقين). أمّا الفرق الآن فهو مدى وصول الأدوات السيبرانية الجديدة وسرعتها وانتشارها السهل. "لقد بدأ سباق التسلح السيبراني ذات الأبعاد التاريخية ولكن الخفية"، بحسب سانجر - والسباق عالمي. والجانب السلبي المحتمل واضح: سباق تسلح بدون قواعد أو معايير ومن دون خطوط أمامية واضحة. لكن لا مجال للعودة.
وقال بن أفرايم: "يجب أن نتواضع. لقد بدأنا نفهمه للتو". وأضاف: "إنها ثورة حقيقية. فقبل مئة عام، لم يكن من عنصر جوي للحرب. والآن بات عنصرًا حاسمًا لأي جيش". وقال: "الفضاء الالكتروني أكبر من ذلك حتى. اليوم، تفتح عينيك في الصباح – فتجد نفسك فيه".

نيري زيلبر زميل مساعد في معهد واشنطن ومؤلف مشارك (مع غيث العمري) للمقالة "دولة بلا جيش، جيش بلا دولة: تطور قوات أمن السلطة الفلسطينية، 1994-2018".

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Anthony Joshua insists he will emerge triumphant in heavyweight boxing’s power struggle by stopping Alexander Povetkin next week – and then returning to Wembley next April to beat Deontay Wilder in a massive reunification fight.

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Crystal Bridges completes the American story with "Art for a New Understanding."

Is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art the most woke museum in the country? That's what The Washington Post suggested in an article earlier this year as the museum began to reinstall its early American galleries to, Director Rod Bigelow said, better reflect "the complexity of the American story."

The early American galleries were initially dominated by images of patriarchy and aristocracy and unspoiled scenery — the 18th century Franks family; George Washington; the Marquis de Lafayette; Mrs. Theodore Atkinson and her flying squirrel; the poet and artist gentlemen of Asher Durand's "Kindred Spirits"; romantic landscapes by Cole, Innes, Cropsey et al., Bierstadt's nostalgic scenes of Native Americans fishing and George de Forest Brush's "The Indian and the Lily." A thematic reassembly of works in the first galleries now pairs such works with a 19th century Salish cradleboard, Lakota Siouxan beaded skin pouches, an 18th century portrait of a Spanish lady; a 20th century painting, "Florida Mexicana," by Alfredo Ramos Martinez; Nari Ward's 27-foot-long installation "We the People," the words spelled out in shoestrings. The themes of the galleries are painted on the wall in both English and Spanish: The full complement of America has been invited to the party. As that redo was going on, over in the temporary exhibition galleries was the superb "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," a show of work by outstanding African-American artists working from the 1960s to 1980s.

Now comes "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now," an exhibition of more than 80 artworks, including painting, video, sculpture, performance art, photography and more, opening Oct. 6. The works address contemporary issues of social justice, ridicule stereotype and show Native artists to be not a part of a solemn, monolithic culture, but as diverse as America itself, with a keen wit sharpened to a fine edge by historical affronts (like genocide) by white America.

One of the artists whose work will be at Crystal Bridges is Kent Monkman, a Canadian First Nation artist whose work would be rightly shown next to Bierstadt's "Indian Encampment." While Bierstadt renders an idyllic scene of Natives swimming in a creek near their tipis, Monkman's arch landscape "History Is Painted by the Victors" shows a Native man in high-heeled and thigh-high red patent leather boots painting beside a mountain lake and surrounded by nude white men who've cast off blue uniforms. A couple of the men are boxing, others are wrestling, one's playing a panpipe, most are languid. Monkman's used his alter-ego, warrior-in-drag Chief Eagle Testickle, to add a bit of daring snark to history painting. Monkman is a terrific artist; this work is reason enough to go to Crystal Bridges for "Art for a New Understanding." He's also painted a takeoff on "Kindred Spirits"; instead of friends Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant, Monkman's put a Native and a white man fighting on the rock; let's hope that is also in the show.

Also enlightening: a 1990 photograph of laughing artists Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel and Muriel Miguel, who in 1976 founded the feminist Spiderwoman Theater, the country's longest-running Native female theatrical company; Shan Goshan's two baskets, "Removal," in which the artist has cut a copy of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 into thin strips and used them to weave traditional Cherokee baskets; and from Crystal Bridges' own collection, James Lavadour's landscape-reminiscent abstracts "Shake."

"Art for a New Understanding" runs through Jan. 7. Crystal Bridges has scheduled all sorts of programs in conjunction with the show, including painting and sculpture workshops, films, artist talks and more. On view now is "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis," an exhibition that pairs photographs of contemporary Native Americans by Wilson with the early 20th century photographs of Curtis.

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Pablo Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Matisse, Kazimir Malevich — these are among the artists whose works Swiss-born Martin Muller of San Francisco has collected. Muller has a Little Rock connection — he lived here in the 1970s — and it was in this town, the Arkansas Arts Center says, that he began to explore post-war American painting. Muller will return to Little Rock for the opening of "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection," opening Friday, Sept. 28, at the Arts Center. The exhibition of 89 works is a survey of diverse modern and contemporary works from the old and new world, with works by such 20th century masters Corbusier (Swiss-French), Picasso (Spanish), Warhol (American) and Malevich (Russian), and contemporaries Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian), Joel Besmar (Cuban) and Frederick Hammersley (American).

Muller moved to Little Rock from Switzerland for a job with a Swiss-American company and while here spent time in the Arts Center's Elizabeth P. Taylor library familiarizing himself with American masters. In the late 1970s he decided to move west and get into the gallery business. He founded his gallery, Modernism Inc., in 1979.

As he traveled across the country to San Francisco, he's quoted in an Arts Center news release as saying, "I marveled at discovering masterpieces of modern American art, from Edward Hopper to Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and later, the Pop and Minimalist artists, especially Donald Judd. Now, some 40 years later, it gives me great joy to have come full circle back to Little Rock and be able to share at the Arkansas Arts Center some of the wonderful artworks gathered along the way."

The show runs through Dec. 30.


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Art, music, film and more.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Laurence Juber. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

SEPT. 20: Malcolm Holcombe. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 20: Charlotte Taylor. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 21: Mulehead. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 21: Go For Gold, Slick Grip, Vera Forever. Vino's, 8 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 21: Kimberly Marshall. A concert from the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., free.

SEPT. 21: Flatland Cavalry. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10-$13.

SEPT. 21: Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why, Dazz & Brie. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Mister Lucky. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 21: "The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute." Featuring Randall Shreve. Rev Room, 10 p.m., $15-$20.

SEPT. 22: Claude Bourbon. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m., $8-$15.

SEPT. 22: The Toadies. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

SEPT. 22: Royal Thunder, Headcold, Or. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 22: LLC, I-40 Ramblers. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 22: Henry and the Invisibles. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 26: Jazz in the Park: Rodney Block Collective. History Pavilion, Riverfront Park, 6 p.m., free.

SEPT. 26: Sunflower Bean. Stickyz, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

SEPT. 27: Potluck & Poison Ivy. Featuring Kevin Gordon. 7 p.m., The Joint, $35.

SEPT. 27: Amythyst Kiah. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $25-$32.

SEPT. 27: Randy Rogers Band. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

SEPT. 27: RVS. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: "Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery." A concert from Richard Glazier. 7:30 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson. Free.

SEPT. 28: The Sword. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20.

SEPT. 28: Bluesboy Jag & Mudboy. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Mouton, Listen Sister. Four Quarter Bar, 9 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 28: William Blackart, Colour Design, Fiscal Spliff. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Mark Edgar Stuart. South on Main, 7 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Unraveled. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29: As Cities Burn. Vino's, 7 p.m., $15.

SEPT. 29: Dave Hoover, Sean Michael. An Elvis Tribute. Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m.

SEPT. 29: Earl & Them. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29-30: "Sorcerer's Apprentice." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

SEPT. 30: Colt Ford. Clear Channel Metroplex, 6 p.m., $22-$30.

SEPT. 30: The Salty Dogs. White Water Tavern, 6 p.m.

OCT. 2: Mozart & Schumann. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's River Rhapsodies Chamber Series. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $23.

OCT. 3: Squirrel Nut Zippers. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $30-$35.

OCT. 4: September Mourning. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $10-$13.

OCT. 5: Gil Franklin. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 5: Destroyed of Light, Colour Design. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 5: Sabine Valley, Wild Yam. Vino's, 8 p.m., $7.

OCT. 5: The Big News. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 6: Kate Campbell. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8:30 p.m., $15.

OCT. 6: Steezy Street, Bedroom Collective. Vino's, 8 p.m., $7.

OCT. 6: Amasa Hines. Rev Room, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 6: J.D. Wilkes. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10.

OCT. 6: The Smoking Flowers. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 7: R&B Cook-Off: Rhythm & Blues, Ribs & Butts. With music from Lagniappe. 1 p.m., Argenta Plaza, $15.

OCT. 7: "The Singing Heart." An Arkansas Chamber Singers concert. Calvary Baptist Church, 3 p.m., $10-$18.

OCT. 9: Fall Out Boy. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $31-$71.

OCT. 9: Trixie Mattel. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $41-$166.

OCT. 10: Lauren Daigle. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $28-$78.

OCT. 11: Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Midland. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $33-$78.

OCT. 11: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: Harrisong. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: Deadbird, Terminal Nation, Tranquilo. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: The Great Whiskey Rendezvous. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 12: Cody Johnson. First Security Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m., $25-$80.

OCT. 13: Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 13: The Busty Petites. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 18: "Sounds in the Stacks: Tonya Leeks." CALS Sue Cowan Williams Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

OCT. 18: Brooke Miller. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

OCT. 18: The Russ Liquid Test. Rev Room, 9 p.m., $16-$20.

OCT. 18: Robert Finley. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $28-$36.

OCT. 19: Jerry Redd & The Snowmen. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 19: Big Red Flag, Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 20-21: "The Music of Star Wars." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

OCT. 21: John Fullbright. Oxford American Concert Series, South on Main, 7 p.m., $25-$34.

OCT. 22: "Take Me To the River." Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and others. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for the Humanities and Arts, 7:30 p.m., $30-$110.

OCT. 26: Combsy. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 27: Negro Terror, Queen Anne's Revenge, Bloodlikewine, Headdrop, Mortalus and more. Four Quarter Bar, 8 p.m., $10.

OCT. 28: MercyMe. Verizon Arena, 6 p.m., $23-$68.

OCT. 28: The Steel Wheels. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 7 p.m., $20-$26.

OCT. 31: "The Rocky Horror Pickin' Show." The Crumbs. Four Quarter Bar, 9 p.m., $7.

NOV. 1: Keith Urban. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $40-$97.

NOV. 1: Fabian Almazan Trio. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $30-$34.

NOV. 2: Rodney Carrington. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $44-$179.

NOV. 2: The Josh Parks Band. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

NOV. 2: Mountain Sprout. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

NOV. 3: Ray LaMontagne. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$85.

NOV. 3: NF. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $25-$45.

NOV. 3: Freeverse. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

NOV. 9: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $60-$125.

NOV. 9: Charlie Hunter Trio. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $10.

NOV. 10-11: "Elgar's Enigma." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

NOV. 13: "Sounds in the Stacks: Stuart Baer." CALS Amy Sanders Library, Sherwood, 6:30 p.m., free.

NOV. 13: "Laskarov Plays Brahms." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's River Rhapsodies Chamber Series. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $23.

NOV. 13: Drive-By Truckers. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $25-$30.

NOV. 15: Ian Ethan Case. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

NOV. 16: Arkansauce. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10.

NOV. 16: Dazz & Brie, Zigtebra. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

NOV. 18: Mae. Rev Room, 7:30 p.m., $17-$20.

NOV. 20: "Le Grand Orgue." Organist Rees Roberts. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.

NOV. 30: Ashley McBryde. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20.

DEC. 1: Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin. Verizon Arena, 6 p.m., $25-$80.

DEC. 1: The Here and Now Band. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern, 8:30 p.m., $15.

DEC. 1: Puddles Pity Party. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for the Humanities and Arts, 7:30 p.m., $25-$40.

DEC. 6: Mandolin Orange. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $30-$38.

DEC. 7-8: "A Song for the Season." An Arkansas Chamber Singers concert. Old State House Museum, 7 p.m., free.

DEC. 14: Akeem Kemp Band. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 14-16: "Home for the Holidays." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 28: "Memory / Commitment / Aspiration," works from the Pierrette Van Cleve Collection; "Water Memory," installation. UA Little Rock.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: "Mauricio Silerio: Los Demonios de mi Terra." Underwater photography. UA Little Rock.

THROUGH OCT. 7: "Justin Bryant: That Survival Apparatus." Watercolors and prints. Historic Arkansas Museum.

THROUGH OCT. 7: "Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies." Jewelry. Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH OCT. 11: "Peter Pincus: Color and Form," ceramics; "Art Process: Drawings and More." University of Central Arkansas.

THROUGH OCT. 19: "American Perspectives on Modernism." UA Pulaski Tech.

THROUGH OCT. 27: "A Legacy of Brewers: The Paintings of Nicholas, Adrian and Edwin Brewer." Butler Center's Galleries at Library Square.

THROUGH OCT. 28: "Up in Smoke." The accoutrements of smoking. Esse Purse Museum.

THROUGH OCT. 28: "Reveal/Conceal: Exploring Identity in Contemporary Art." Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH NOV. 4: "Delta Through the Decades Deux: Selections from the Collection." Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH NOV. 4: "Space Between Teeth: Linda Lopez + Marc Mitchell." Historic Arkansas Museum.

THROUGH FALL 2019: "A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans." Old State House Museum. 324-9597.

SEPT. 20 (OPENS): "RESPECT: Celebrating 50 years of AfriCOBRA." Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. 683-3593.

SEPT. 22: Thea Paves the Way, chalk art event. Clinton Presidential Center.

SEPT. 25: "City Leaders as Urban Designers: Planning for Rapid Change." Architecture and Design Network. Arkansas Arts Center.

SEPT. 28-DEC. 30: "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection." Arkansas Arts Center.

OCT. 10-NOV. 10: "Artist as Catalyst." Silkscreens. UA Little Rock.

OCT. 15-NOV. 16: "Faculty Biennial." UA Little Rock.

OCT. 22-DEC. 2: "Electrify: VSA Emerging Young Artists." UA Little Rock.

COMEDY

THROUGH NOV. 17: "The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse." A comedy from The Main Thing. The Joint, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $24.

SEPT. 19-22: Michael Mack. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

SEPT. 22: The Comedy Get Down. Featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $49-$75.

SEPT. 25: Punch Line. Weekly open-mic stand-up comedy. The Joint, 8 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 26-29: Greg Morton. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10-$15.

SEPT. 26: The Joint Venture. Weekly improv comedy. The Joint, 8 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 27: Steve Hofstetter. The Loony Bin, 9:45 a.m., $20.

SEPT. 30: Brad Williams. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m., $22.

OCT. 3-6: Ricky Reyes. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 10-13: Quinn Patterson. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 16: Brain Trust with Michael Brown. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8 p.m.

OCT. 17-20: Alex Elkin. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 20: The Veterans of Comedy. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.

OCT. 24-27: J.R. Brow. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 7-10: Dave Landau. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 14-17: Mr. Showtime. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 23-JAN. 12: "A Fertle Holiday." A holiday comedy from The Main Thing. The Joint, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $24.

NOV. 28-DEC. 1: Reno Collier. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 30: Steve Martin & Martin Short, I'm With Her. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $60-$250.

NOV. 30: Kountry Wayne. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $28-$48.

DEC. 7: Martin Lawrence. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $40-$120.

DEC. 18: Brain Trust with Michael Brown. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8 p.m.

DANCE

OCT. 19-21: "Dracula." A Ballet Arkansas production. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for Humanities and Arts, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $15-$35.

DEC. 7-9: "Nutcracker Spectacular." A Ballet Arkansas production. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $23-$102.

DEC. 9: "Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea." A Ballet Arkansas performance and meet-and-greet. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 11:30 a.m., $30.

DEC. 27: Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker." Robinson Center Performance Hall, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $31-$178.

FILM

OCT. 7: "The Opera House." A documentary screening from Arkansas Cinema Society and Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera Auditions. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 2:30 p.m., $25.

OCT. 9: "The Exorcist." (1979). With stuntwoman Ann Miles. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 11, 16: "MFKZ." English dubs. Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18, 7 p.m.

OCT. 12: "George Takei's 'Allegiance': The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen." CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., free.

NOV. 16: "The Last Waltz." CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 22: "Social Security." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: "The Producers." Community Theatre of Little Rock. Elks Lodge, North Little Rock.

SEPT. 25-OCT. 20: "The Foreigner." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

OCT. 6: "Unemployment." A reading of Werner Trieschmann's play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 11-28: "Evil Dead: The Musical." The Studio Theatre.

OCT. 12-13: "Jersey Boys." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall, $28-$78.

OCT. 12-28: "If/Then." The Weekend Theater.

OCT. 23-NOV. 17: "The Hallelujah Girls." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

OCT. 28: "Murder in the Cathedral." St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.

NOV. 1-4: "Blackbird." The Studio Theatre.

NOV. 3: "Life Science." A reading of Judy B. Goss' play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.


NOV. 20-25: "Love Never Dies." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall.

NOV. 23-DEC. 31: "Elf." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

NOV. 29-DEC. 14: "A Christmas Story." The Studio Theatre.

NOV. 30-DEC. 15: "Steel Magnolias." The Weekend Theater.

NOV. 30-DEC. 16: "Jack Frost in Santa Land." Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre.

DEC. 1: "Blood Moon." A reading of John Haman's play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.

DEC. 7-15: "A Christmas Carol." Argenta Community Theater.

DEC. 22-23: "Finding Neverland." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPT. 23: Argenta Reading Series: Jonathan Brown. Argenta United Methodist Church, 5:30 p.m.

OCT. 4: "The Moth." An evening of storytelling. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38.

OCT. 7: "Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow Tour." A punk rocker's travelogue. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $31-$155.

OCT. 23-27: "Made By Few 6." Downtown Little Rock, $200-$475.

OCT. 26: "Argenta Reading Series: Edward McPherson." Argenta United Methodist Church, 5:30 p.m.

OCT. 27: "Arkansas Cornbread Festival." Main Street, 11 a.m., free-$10.

OCT. 27: "Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 26th Anniversary Celebration." Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $50-$100.

BENTONVILLE

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. Bike Rack Brewing Co.

SEPT. 21: The Baskin Blues Duo. Ramo d'Olivo, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Jukebox Confession. The Meteor Guitar Gallery, 8 p.m., $10-$15.

SEPT. 22: Tony Alvarez. Ramo d'Olivo, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 22: Forest Concert Series: Kiran Ahluwalia. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 23: Paco Renteria. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 4 p.m., free.

SEPT. 27: Rozenbridge, Raj Suresh. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 8 p.m., $15.

SEPT. 29: Forest Concert Series: Ahi. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 4: KOBV Brewery Beats. A recurring series from the DJs at 103.3 KOBV-FM. Bike Rack Brewery, 6 p.m.

OCT. 5: Eric Gales. Meteor Guitar Gallery, 8 p.m., $30-$50.

OCT. 6: Forest Concert Series: Orchestral Pow Wow Project. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 19: The Cate Brothers, The Downtown Live Wires. Meteor Guitar Gallery, 7 p.m., $25-$45.

NOV. 2: "Brahms Deconstructed." Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 8 p.m., $55.

NOV. 9: Bike Rack Records Release Party. Bike Rack Brewing Co., 7 p.m., $25-$8

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 8: "The Garden." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

THROUGH DEC. 31: "Amy Sherald." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 2019: "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

SEPT. 20: Conversation with artist Amy Sherald. 1-2 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

OCT. 6-JAN. 7, 2019: "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

OCT. 27-MARCH 2019: "Personal Space." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

FILM

OCT. 3: Native Voices Film Series: Kyle Bell, Steven Paul Judd. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

OCT. 12: "Reclaiming Native Identity with Anna Tsouhlarakis." Video. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

OCT. 24: Native Voices Film Series: Missy Whiteman. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

CONWAY

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Buddy Guy. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Kris Lager Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: El Dub. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29: Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 5: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 6: Dawson Hollow. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 12: Freeverse. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 13: The Rios. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 19: Clusterpluck. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 20: Waterseed. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 23: Rita Moreno. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $15.

OCT. 26: Arkansauce. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 27: Cosmocean. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 2: Cadillac Jackson. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 3: Akeem Kemp Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 9: Big Red Flag. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 10: Dazz & Brie. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 13: Ten Tenors. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 16: Trey Johnson. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 17: Mountain Sprout. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 23: The Going Jessies. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 24: Lucky Rooster. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 30: Cody Martin Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 1: "Rat Pack Christmas." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 1: Groovement. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 7: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 8: "A Classic Christmas." A pops concert with Arkansas Festival Ballet. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 12: "Celtic Angels Christmas." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 14: Craig Gerdes Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 28: Sad Daddy. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 31: Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, The Squarshers. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DANCE

OCT. 14: "Dracula." A Ballet Arkansas production. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $32-$40.

OCT. 21: The New Chinese Acrobats. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, $27-$40.

THEATER

SEPT. 21-22: "Driving." A play by Werner Trieschmann. Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College.

OCT. 27-28: "Chicago." A touring Broadway production. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $27-$40.

EL DORADO

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Charley Crockett. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

SEPT. 27: Barrett Baber. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

SEPT. 29: Million Dollar Quartet. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$55.

OCT. 4: Bri Bagwell. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

OCT. 5: Identity Crisis. Griffin Restaurant, 9 p.m.

OCT. 6: The Big Dam Horns. Griffin Restaurant, 9 p.m.

OCT. 11: Front Cover Band. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

OCT. 18-20: MusicFest. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Toby Keith, Sammy Hagar & The Circle and more. Murphy Arts District.

OCT. 20: Mary Heather & The Sinners. Griffin Restaurant, 10:30 p.m.

OCT. 20: Gucci Mane. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m.

OCT. 25: Eclectic Avenue. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

NOV. 1: Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

NOV. 8: The Drunken Hearts. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

THEATER

NOV. 16: Reza: Edge of Illusion. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m.

EUREKA SPRINGS

MUSIC

SEPT. 28: Bluegrass & BBQ. Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops and more. The Farm, 8 p.m., $30-$55.

OCT. 11-14: Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival. Railroad Earth, The Wood Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Lettuce and more. The Farm, $60-$500.

NOV. 2: Jimmy James. The Aud, 8 p.m.

DEC. 1: John Two Hawks. The Aud, 7 p.m.

DEC. 8: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert. The Aud, 6 p.m., $10.

FAYETTEVILLE

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: JJ Grey & Mofro. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $30-$35.

SEPT. 21: Mountain Sprout. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $8-$10.

SEPT. 21: Mirror Fields, Space4Lease. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 22: Dylan Earl, Dazz & Brie. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 26: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $15-$20.

SEPT. 28: M. Bolez. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 29: Mixx Tenn. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 30: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $17-$20.

OCT. 2: The Sword. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20.

OCT. 4: Read Southall. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $10-$12.

OCT. 5: Combsy. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

OCT. 6: Ought, Ankle Pop. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 7: Colony House, Brother Moses. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $16-$18.

OCT. 11: Herobust. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., 20-$23.

OCT. 12: Amy Helm. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

OCT. 13: Syca. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

OCT. 16: Russian Circles, Terminus. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $15-$17.

OCT. 17: Blue October. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $28-$30.

OCT. 18: Ray Wylie Hubbard. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

OCT. 19: Birdtalker. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

OCT. 20: Rainbow Kitten Surprise. George's Majestic Lounge, 7 p.m., $23-$89.

OCT. 20: Worst Party Ever. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

OCT. 21: Guerilla Toss, The Phlegms, Whoopsi. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 9 p.m., $10-$12.

OCT. 25: Black Lillies. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 31: Snails, Cookie Monsta, Svdden Death and more. Fayetteville Town Center, 7 p.m., $28-$30.

OCT. 31: Papadosio. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

NOV. 2: Jason Boland & The Stragglers. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$25.

NOV. 2: Branjae. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

NOV. 7: Penny & Sparrow. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $17-$60.

NOV. 8: Molly Burch, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster. Smoke & Barrel Tavern. 9 p.m., $10-$12.

NOV. 9: James McMurtry. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$22.

NOV. 10: Rfrsh. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

NOV. 11: Hayes Carll and Jack Ingram. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $25-$30.

NOV. 13: Sun June. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $10-$12.

NOV. 18: The Oh Hellos, Samantha Crain. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $18-$20.

NOV. 23: The Body, Author & Punisher, Bones of the Earth. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $8-$10.

NOV. 30: The Randy Rogers Band. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$25.

DEC. 9: z Snider. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $25-$30.

DEC. 14: Broncho, White Mansion. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m.

DEC. 18: Swearin.' George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 28: Big Smith. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., $20-$25.

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 23: "Once." A TheaterSquared production. Walton Arts Center, Studio Theater.

OCT. 5-7: "Jersey Boys." Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

OCT. 23-28: "School of Rock." Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

DEC. 4-9: "Get On Your Feet!" Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

FORT SMITH

MUSIC

OCT. 20: "Pops: It's Time For Three!" Fort Smith Symphony. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 12: Ten Tenors. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 29: "Season's Greetings 2018." Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

DEC. 1: "Pops: It's Time For Christmas!" Fort Smith Symphony. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 9: Manheim Steamroller. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH NOV. 18: "Todd Gray: Pop Geometry." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

THROUGH JAN. 27: "Modern Master David Hayes: The Ventana Series." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

DEC. 7-MARCH 31, 2019: "Timothy J. Clark: Masterworks on Paper." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

DANCE

DEC. 15-16: "The Nutcracker Ballet." A Western Arkansas Ballet production. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun.

HELENA-

WEST HELENA

MUSIC

OCT. 3-6: King Biscuit Blues Festival. Bobby Rush, Blackberry Smoke, Dave Mason and Steve Cropper and more. Cherry Street.

OCT. 6: Arkansas Times Blues Bus to the King Biscuit Blues Festival. With music from Stephen Koch of Arkansongs. $99.

HOT SPRINGS

MUSIC

SEPT. 21: John Oates & The Good Road Band. Finish Line Theatre, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 7 p.m., $40-$55.

SEPT. 21: Crash Blossom, The Luxembourg Trio, Princeaus. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 22: Junction 5. An outdoor gospel music concert, 7 p.m., donations.

SEPT. 22: Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, Kill Vargas, Adam Faucett. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 23: Stardust Big Band. Arlington Hotel Resort & Spa, Crystal Ballroom, 3 p.m.

SEPT. 27: Ppoacher Ppoacher, Warm Trickle, Whoopsi. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: Hooten Hallers, Recognizer. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 28-29: John Calvin Brewer Band. Silks Bar & Grill, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 10 p.m.

SEPT. 29: May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, Mouton, Fiscal Spliff. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

OCT. 5-6: Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. Larkin Poe, Broncho, JD Wilkes and more. Hill Wheatley Plaza, 4 p.m. Fri., noon Sat., 15-$25.

OCT. 21: Screaming Females. Low Key Arts, 9 p.m., $10-$15.

NOV. 19: Tom Christopher. An Elvis tribute. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 5 p.m.

NOV. 25: Sharon Turrentine. A holiday concert. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens., 4 p.m.

NOV. 28: "Voices Rising." A holiday choral concert. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 5:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

OCT. 4-5: "The Soul of Arkansas." Works by Longhua Xu. Hot Springs Convention Center. 321-2027.

COMEDY

THROUGH DEC. 26: "Ken Goodman: Comedy & The Classics." Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.

DANCE

SEPT. 20: Gold Show Drag Show. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 30: Stardust Big Band. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 3 p.m., $10.

FILM

SEPT. 20-23: Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. Central Theatre.

OCT. 19-27: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.

THEATER

OCT. 5-14: "The Secret Garden." Pocket Community Theatre.

OCT. 26-27: "Love At First Bite." Murder & Macabre Mystery Theatre. Porterhouse Restaurant, 7 p.m., $40.

NOV. 30-DEC. 9: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus." Pocket Community Theatre.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THROUGH OCT. 25: "Driving Miss Daisy." (Thursdays only). Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.

SEPT. 21-23: Spa-Con. With Pam Grier, Sean Maher, Butch Patrick and more. Hot Springs Convention Center.

SEPT. 23: Olivia Gatwood. A spoken word performance from Low Key Arts. Kollective Coffee, 6 p.m., $5.

OCT. 5-7: Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair. Garland County Fairgrounds.

NOV. 17: Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening. Cedar Glades Trail Head, 461 Wildcat Road, noon, free.

JONESBORO, NEWPORT

MUSIC

SEPT. 28-29: Depot Days Festival. Rodney Crowell, Earl & Them and more. Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67 Museum, Newport.

OCT. 18-20: Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. Dyess, free-$100.

DEC. 6: M-PACT. Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. 7:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 10: "Pink." Multimedia group show. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.

SPECIAL EVENTS

NOV. 5: "The Magic of David Gerrard." Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 7:30 p.m.

PINE BLUFF

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 27: "Small but Mighty." Works from the permanent collection. Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

THROUGH NOV. 3: "UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration." Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

THROUGH NOV. 10: Pine Bluff Art League Juried Exhibition. Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

ROGERS/SPRINGDALE

MUSIC

SEPT. 26: 5 Seconds of Summer. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 8 p.m., $30-$145.

SEPT. 27: Needtobreathe. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $30-$65.

SEPT. 28: Roby Pantall Jazz Duo. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

SEPT. 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $40-$220.

OCT. 3: Odesza. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $26-$125.

OCT. 4: CongaKeyz Jazz Duo. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

OCT. 13: Second Line Strings. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

OCT. 13: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." With accompaniment from Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $22-$75.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 22: "Sarah Hearn: An Unnatural History." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.

THROUGH SEPT. 28: "Sensory Iconoclast." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Springdale.

OCT. 2-NOV. 3: "5X5 Annual Exhibition." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.

NOV. 10-JAN. 7: "Frida in the Garden." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.


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          2018 fall Arkansas fine arts preview      Cache   Translate Page      
Crystal Bridges completes the American story with "Art for a New Understanding."

Is Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art the most woke museum in the country? That's what The Washington Post suggested in an article earlier this year as the museum began to reinstall its early American galleries to, Director Rod Bigelow said, better reflect "the complexity of the American story."

The early American galleries were initially dominated by images of patriarchy and aristocracy and unspoiled scenery — the 18th century Franks family; George Washington; the Marquis de Lafayette; Mrs. Theodore Atkinson and her flying squirrel; the poet and artist gentlemen of Asher Durand's "Kindred Spirits"; romantic landscapes by Cole, Innes, Cropsey et al., Bierstadt's nostalgic scenes of Native Americans fishing and George de Forest Brush's "The Indian and the Lily." A thematic reassembly of works in the first galleries now pairs such works with a 19th century Salish cradleboard, Lakota Siouxan beaded skin pouches, an 18th century portrait of a Spanish lady; a 20th century painting, "Florida Mexicana," by Alfredo Ramos Martinez; Nari Ward's 27-foot-long installation "We the People," the words spelled out in shoestrings. The themes of the galleries are painted on the wall in both English and Spanish: The full complement of America has been invited to the party. As that redo was going on, over in the temporary exhibition galleries was the superb "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," a show of work by outstanding African-American artists working from the 1960s to 1980s.

Now comes "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now," an exhibition of more than 80 artworks, including painting, video, sculpture, performance art, photography and more, opening Oct. 6. The works address contemporary issues of social justice, ridicule stereotype and show Native artists to be not a part of a solemn, monolithic culture, but as diverse as America itself, with a keen wit sharpened to a fine edge by historical affronts (like genocide) by white America.

One of the artists whose work will be at Crystal Bridges is Kent Monkman, a Canadian First Nation artist whose work would be rightly shown next to Bierstadt's "Indian Encampment." While Bierstadt renders an idyllic scene of Natives swimming in a creek near their tipis, Monkman's arch landscape "History Is Painted by the Victors" shows a Native man in high-heeled and thigh-high red patent leather boots painting beside a mountain lake and surrounded by nude white men who've cast off blue uniforms. A couple of the men are boxing, others are wrestling, one's playing a panpipe, most are languid. Monkman's used his alter-ego, warrior-in-drag Chief Eagle Testickle, to add a bit of daring snark to history painting. Monkman is a terrific artist; this work is reason enough to go to Crystal Bridges for "Art for a New Understanding." He's also painted a takeoff on "Kindred Spirits"; instead of friends Thomas Cole and William Cullen Bryant, Monkman's put a Native and a white man fighting on the rock; let's hope that is also in the show.

Also enlightening: a 1990 photograph of laughing artists Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel and Muriel Miguel, who in 1976 founded the feminist Spiderwoman Theater, the country's longest-running Native female theatrical company; Shan Goshan's two baskets, "Removal," in which the artist has cut a copy of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 into thin strips and used them to weave traditional Cherokee baskets; and from Crystal Bridges' own collection, James Lavadour's landscape-reminiscent abstracts "Shake."

"Art for a New Understanding" runs through Jan. 7. Crystal Bridges has scheduled all sorts of programs in conjunction with the show, including painting and sculpture workshops, films, artist talks and more. On view now is "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis," an exhibition that pairs photographs of contemporary Native Americans by Wilson with the early 20th century photographs of Curtis.

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Pablo Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Henri Matisse, Kazimir Malevich — these are among the artists whose works Swiss-born Martin Muller of San Francisco has collected. Muller has a Little Rock connection — he lived here in the 1970s — and it was in this town, the Arkansas Arts Center says, that he began to explore post-war American painting. Muller will return to Little Rock for the opening of "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection," opening Friday, Sept. 28, at the Arts Center. The exhibition of 89 works is a survey of diverse modern and contemporary works from the old and new world, with works by such 20th century masters Corbusier (Swiss-French), Picasso (Spanish), Warhol (American) and Malevich (Russian), and contemporaries Gottfried Helnwein (Austrian), Joel Besmar (Cuban) and Frederick Hammersley (American).

Muller moved to Little Rock from Switzerland for a job with a Swiss-American company and while here spent time in the Arts Center's Elizabeth P. Taylor library familiarizing himself with American masters. In the late 1970s he decided to move west and get into the gallery business. He founded his gallery, Modernism Inc., in 1979.

As he traveled across the country to San Francisco, he's quoted in an Arts Center news release as saying, "I marveled at discovering masterpieces of modern American art, from Edward Hopper to Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and later, the Pop and Minimalist artists, especially Donald Judd. Now, some 40 years later, it gives me great joy to have come full circle back to Little Rock and be able to share at the Arkansas Arts Center some of the wonderful artworks gathered along the way."

The show runs through Dec. 30.


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GREATER LITTLE ROCK

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Laurence Juber. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

SEPT. 20: Malcolm Holcombe. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 20: Charlotte Taylor. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 21: Mulehead. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 21: Go For Gold, Slick Grip, Vera Forever. Vino's, 8 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 21: Kimberly Marshall. A concert from the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., free.

SEPT. 21: Flatland Cavalry. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10-$13.

SEPT. 21: Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why, Dazz & Brie. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Mister Lucky. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 21: "The Fabulous Freddie Mercury Tribute." Featuring Randall Shreve. Rev Room, 10 p.m., $15-$20.

SEPT. 22: Claude Bourbon. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m., $8-$15.

SEPT. 22: The Toadies. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

SEPT. 22: Royal Thunder, Headcold, Or. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 22: LLC, I-40 Ramblers. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 22: Henry and the Invisibles. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 26: Jazz in the Park: Rodney Block Collective. History Pavilion, Riverfront Park, 6 p.m., free.

SEPT. 26: Sunflower Bean. Stickyz, 8 p.m., $12-$15.

SEPT. 27: Potluck & Poison Ivy. Featuring Kevin Gordon. 7 p.m., The Joint, $35.

SEPT. 27: Amythyst Kiah. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $25-$32.

SEPT. 27: Randy Rogers Band. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

SEPT. 27: RVS. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: "Gershwin: Remembrance and Discovery." A concert from Richard Glazier. 7:30 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson. Free.

SEPT. 28: The Sword. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20.

SEPT. 28: Bluesboy Jag & Mudboy. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Mouton, Listen Sister. Four Quarter Bar, 9 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 28: William Blackart, Colour Design, Fiscal Spliff. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Mark Edgar Stuart. South on Main, 7 p.m.

SEPT. 28: Unraveled. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29: As Cities Burn. Vino's, 7 p.m., $15.

SEPT. 29: Dave Hoover, Sean Michael. An Elvis Tribute. Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m.

SEPT. 29: Earl & Them. Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29-30: "Sorcerer's Apprentice." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

SEPT. 30: Colt Ford. Clear Channel Metroplex, 6 p.m., $22-$30.

SEPT. 30: The Salty Dogs. White Water Tavern, 6 p.m.

OCT. 2: Mozart & Schumann. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's River Rhapsodies Chamber Series. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $23.

OCT. 3: Squirrel Nut Zippers. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $30-$35.

OCT. 4: September Mourning. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $10-$13.

OCT. 5: Gil Franklin. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 5: Destroyed of Light, Colour Design. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 5: Sabine Valley, Wild Yam. Vino's, 8 p.m., $7.

OCT. 5: The Big News. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 6: Kate Campbell. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8:30 p.m., $15.

OCT. 6: Steezy Street, Bedroom Collective. Vino's, 8 p.m., $7.

OCT. 6: Amasa Hines. Rev Room, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 6: J.D. Wilkes. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10.

OCT. 6: The Smoking Flowers. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 7: R&B Cook-Off: Rhythm & Blues, Ribs & Butts. With music from Lagniappe. 1 p.m., Argenta Plaza, $15.

OCT. 7: "The Singing Heart." An Arkansas Chamber Singers concert. Calvary Baptist Church, 3 p.m., $10-$18.

OCT. 9: Fall Out Boy. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $31-$71.

OCT. 9: Trixie Mattel. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $41-$166.

OCT. 10: Lauren Daigle. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $28-$78.

OCT. 11: Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Midland. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $33-$78.

OCT. 11: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: Harrisong. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: Deadbird, Terminal Nation, Tranquilo. White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m.

OCT. 12: The Great Whiskey Rendezvous. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 12: Cody Johnson. First Security Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m., $25-$80.

OCT. 13: Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 13: The Busty Petites. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 18: "Sounds in the Stacks: Tonya Leeks." CALS Sue Cowan Williams Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

OCT. 18: Brooke Miller. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

OCT. 18: The Russ Liquid Test. Rev Room, 9 p.m., $16-$20.

OCT. 18: Robert Finley. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $28-$36.

OCT. 19: Jerry Redd & The Snowmen. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 19: Big Red Flag, Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 20-21: "The Music of Star Wars." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

OCT. 21: John Fullbright. Oxford American Concert Series, South on Main, 7 p.m., $25-$34.

OCT. 22: "Take Me To the River." Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and others. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for the Humanities and Arts, 7:30 p.m., $30-$110.

OCT. 26: Combsy. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

OCT. 27: Negro Terror, Queen Anne's Revenge, Bloodlikewine, Headdrop, Mortalus and more. Four Quarter Bar, 8 p.m., $10.

OCT. 28: MercyMe. Verizon Arena, 6 p.m., $23-$68.

OCT. 28: The Steel Wheels. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 7 p.m., $20-$26.

OCT. 31: "The Rocky Horror Pickin' Show." The Crumbs. Four Quarter Bar, 9 p.m., $7.

NOV. 1: Keith Urban. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $40-$97.

NOV. 1: Fabian Almazan Trio. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $30-$34.

NOV. 2: Rodney Carrington. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $44-$179.

NOV. 2: The Josh Parks Band. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

NOV. 2: Mountain Sprout. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

NOV. 3: Ray LaMontagne. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$85.

NOV. 3: NF. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $25-$45.

NOV. 3: Freeverse. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.

NOV. 9: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $60-$125.

NOV. 9: Charlie Hunter Trio. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $10.

NOV. 10-11: "Elgar's Enigma." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

NOV. 13: "Sounds in the Stacks: Stuart Baer." CALS Amy Sanders Library, Sherwood, 6:30 p.m., free.

NOV. 13: "Laskarov Plays Brahms." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's River Rhapsodies Chamber Series. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $23.

NOV. 13: Drive-By Truckers. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $25-$30.

NOV. 15: Ian Ethan Case. Argenta Acoustic Music Series. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m., $25.

NOV. 16: Arkansauce. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10.

NOV. 16: Dazz & Brie, Zigtebra. Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8.

NOV. 18: Mae. Rev Room, 7:30 p.m., $17-$20.

NOV. 20: "Le Grand Orgue." Organist Rees Roberts. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.

NOV. 30: Ashley McBryde. Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20.

DEC. 1: Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin. Verizon Arena, 6 p.m., $25-$80.

DEC. 1: The Here and Now Band. A Little Rock Folk Club concert. Hibernia Irish Tavern, 8:30 p.m., $15.

DEC. 1: Puddles Pity Party. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for the Humanities and Arts, 7:30 p.m., $25-$40.

DEC. 6: Mandolin Orange. Oxford American Concert Series. South on Main, 8 p.m., $30-$38.

DEC. 7-8: "A Song for the Season." An Arkansas Chamber Singers concert. Old State House Museum, 7 p.m., free.

DEC. 14: Akeem Kemp Band. Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 14-16: "Home for the Holidays." Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $16-$68.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 28: "Memory / Commitment / Aspiration," works from the Pierrette Van Cleve Collection; "Water Memory," installation. UA Little Rock.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: "Mauricio Silerio: Los Demonios de mi Terra." Underwater photography. UA Little Rock.

THROUGH OCT. 7: "Justin Bryant: That Survival Apparatus." Watercolors and prints. Historic Arkansas Museum.

THROUGH OCT. 7: "Robert Baines: Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies." Jewelry. Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH OCT. 11: "Peter Pincus: Color and Form," ceramics; "Art Process: Drawings and More." University of Central Arkansas.

THROUGH OCT. 19: "American Perspectives on Modernism." UA Pulaski Tech.

THROUGH OCT. 27: "A Legacy of Brewers: The Paintings of Nicholas, Adrian and Edwin Brewer." Butler Center's Galleries at Library Square.

THROUGH OCT. 28: "Up in Smoke." The accoutrements of smoking. Esse Purse Museum.

THROUGH OCT. 28: "Reveal/Conceal: Exploring Identity in Contemporary Art." Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH NOV. 4: "Delta Through the Decades Deux: Selections from the Collection." Arkansas Arts Center.

THROUGH NOV. 4: "Space Between Teeth: Linda Lopez + Marc Mitchell." Historic Arkansas Museum.

THROUGH FALL 2019: "A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans." Old State House Museum. 324-9597.

SEPT. 20 (OPENS): "RESPECT: Celebrating 50 years of AfriCOBRA." Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. 683-3593.

SEPT. 22: Thea Paves the Way, chalk art event. Clinton Presidential Center.

SEPT. 25: "City Leaders as Urban Designers: Planning for Rapid Change." Architecture and Design Network. Arkansas Arts Center.

SEPT. 28-DEC. 30: "Independent Vision: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Martin Muller Collection." Arkansas Arts Center.

OCT. 10-NOV. 10: "Artist as Catalyst." Silkscreens. UA Little Rock.

OCT. 15-NOV. 16: "Faculty Biennial." UA Little Rock.

OCT. 22-DEC. 2: "Electrify: VSA Emerging Young Artists." UA Little Rock.

COMEDY

THROUGH NOV. 17: "The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse." A comedy from The Main Thing. The Joint, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $24.

SEPT. 19-22: Michael Mack. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

SEPT. 22: The Comedy Get Down. Featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $49-$75.

SEPT. 25: Punch Line. Weekly open-mic stand-up comedy. The Joint, 8 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 26-29: Greg Morton. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10-$15.

SEPT. 26: The Joint Venture. Weekly improv comedy. The Joint, 8 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 27: Steve Hofstetter. The Loony Bin, 9:45 a.m., $20.

SEPT. 30: Brad Williams. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m., $22.

OCT. 3-6: Ricky Reyes. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 10-13: Quinn Patterson. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 16: Brain Trust with Michael Brown. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8 p.m.

OCT. 17-20: Alex Elkin. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

OCT. 20: The Veterans of Comedy. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 8 p.m.

OCT. 24-27: J.R. Brow. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 7-10: Dave Landau. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 14-17: Mr. Showtime. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 23-JAN. 12: "A Fertle Holiday." A holiday comedy from The Main Thing. The Joint, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $24.

NOV. 28-DEC. 1: Reno Collier. The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.

NOV. 30: Steve Martin & Martin Short, I'm With Her. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $60-$250.

NOV. 30: Kountry Wayne. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $28-$48.

DEC. 7: Martin Lawrence. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $40-$120.

DEC. 18: Brain Trust with Michael Brown. Hibernia Irish Tavern. 8 p.m.

DANCE

OCT. 19-21: "Dracula." A Ballet Arkansas production. UA Pulaski Technical College, Center for Humanities and Arts, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $15-$35.

DEC. 7-9: "Nutcracker Spectacular." A Ballet Arkansas production. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $23-$102.

DEC. 9: "Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea." A Ballet Arkansas performance and meet-and-greet. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 11:30 a.m., $30.

DEC. 27: Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker." Robinson Center Performance Hall, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., $31-$178.

FILM

OCT. 7: "The Opera House." A documentary screening from Arkansas Cinema Society and Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera Auditions. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 2:30 p.m., $25.

OCT. 9: "The Exorcist." (1979). With stuntwoman Ann Miles. CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 11, 16: "MFKZ." English dubs. Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18, 7 p.m.

OCT. 12: "George Takei's 'Allegiance': The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen." CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., free.

NOV. 16: "The Last Waltz." CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 22: "Social Security." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

THROUGH SEPT. 30: "The Producers." Community Theatre of Little Rock. Elks Lodge, North Little Rock.

SEPT. 25-OCT. 20: "The Foreigner." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

OCT. 6: "Unemployment." A reading of Werner Trieschmann's play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 11-28: "Evil Dead: The Musical." The Studio Theatre.

OCT. 12-13: "Jersey Boys." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall, $28-$78.

OCT. 12-28: "If/Then." The Weekend Theater.

OCT. 23-NOV. 17: "The Hallelujah Girls." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

OCT. 28: "Murder in the Cathedral." St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m.

NOV. 1-4: "Blackbird." The Studio Theatre.

NOV. 3: "Life Science." A reading of Judy B. Goss' play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.


NOV. 20-25: "Love Never Dies." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall.

NOV. 23-DEC. 31: "Elf." Murry's Dinner Playhouse Theater.

NOV. 29-DEC. 14: "A Christmas Story." The Studio Theatre.

NOV. 30-DEC. 15: "Steel Magnolias." The Weekend Theater.

NOV. 30-DEC. 16: "Jack Frost in Santa Land." Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre.

DEC. 1: "Blood Moon." A reading of John Haman's play from the Rolling River Playwrights Collective. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $10.

DEC. 7-15: "A Christmas Carol." Argenta Community Theater.

DEC. 22-23: "Finding Neverland." The touring Broadway production. Robinson Center Performance Hall.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SEPT. 23: Argenta Reading Series: Jonathan Brown. Argenta United Methodist Church, 5:30 p.m.

OCT. 4: "The Moth." An evening of storytelling. Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38.

OCT. 7: "Henry Rollins: Travel Slideshow Tour." A punk rocker's travelogue. Rev Room, 8 p.m., $31-$155.

OCT. 23-27: "Made By Few 6." Downtown Little Rock, $200-$475.

OCT. 26: "Argenta Reading Series: Edward McPherson." Argenta United Methodist Church, 5:30 p.m.

OCT. 27: "Arkansas Cornbread Festival." Main Street, 11 a.m., free-$10.

OCT. 27: "Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 26th Anniversary Celebration." Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $50-$100.

BENTONVILLE

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. Bike Rack Brewing Co.

SEPT. 21: The Baskin Blues Duo. Ramo d'Olivo, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Jukebox Confession. The Meteor Guitar Gallery, 8 p.m., $10-$15.

SEPT. 22: Tony Alvarez. Ramo d'Olivo, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 22: Forest Concert Series: Kiran Ahluwalia. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 23: Paco Renteria. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 4 p.m., free.

SEPT. 27: Rozenbridge, Raj Suresh. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 8 p.m., $15.

SEPT. 29: Forest Concert Series: Ahi. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 4: KOBV Brewery Beats. A recurring series from the DJs at 103.3 KOBV-FM. Bike Rack Brewery, 6 p.m.

OCT. 5: Eric Gales. Meteor Guitar Gallery, 8 p.m., $30-$50.

OCT. 6: Forest Concert Series: Orchestral Pow Wow Project. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 19: The Cate Brothers, The Downtown Live Wires. Meteor Guitar Gallery, 7 p.m., $25-$45.

NOV. 2: "Brahms Deconstructed." Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 8 p.m., $55.

NOV. 9: Bike Rack Records Release Party. Bike Rack Brewing Co., 7 p.m., $25-$8

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 8: "The Garden." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

THROUGH DEC. 31: "Amy Sherald." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 2019: "In Conversation: Will Wilson and Edward Curtis." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

SEPT. 20: Conversation with artist Amy Sherald. 1-2 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

OCT. 6-JAN. 7, 2019: "Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

OCT. 27-MARCH 2019: "Personal Space." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 479-418-5700.

FILM

OCT. 3: Native Voices Film Series: Kyle Bell, Steven Paul Judd. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

OCT. 12: "Reclaiming Native Identity with Anna Tsouhlarakis." Video. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

OCT. 24: Native Voices Film Series: Missy Whiteman. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 7 p.m., free.

CONWAY

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Buddy Guy. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 21: Kris Lager Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: El Dub. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 29: Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 5: Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 6: Dawson Hollow. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 12: Freeverse. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 13: The Rios. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 19: Clusterpluck. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 20: Waterseed. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 23: Rita Moreno. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $15.

OCT. 26: Arkansauce. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

OCT. 27: Cosmocean. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 2: Cadillac Jackson. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 3: Akeem Kemp Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 9: Big Red Flag. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 10: Dazz & Brie. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 13: Ten Tenors. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 16: Trey Johnson. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 17: Mountain Sprout. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 23: The Going Jessies. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 24: Lucky Rooster. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

NOV. 30: Cody Martin Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 1: "Rat Pack Christmas." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 1: Groovement. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 7: Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 8: "A Classic Christmas." A pops concert with Arkansas Festival Ballet. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 12: "Celtic Angels Christmas." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 14: Craig Gerdes Band. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 28: Sad Daddy. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 31: Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, The Squarshers. Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.

DANCE

OCT. 14: "Dracula." A Ballet Arkansas production. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $32-$40.

OCT. 21: The New Chinese Acrobats. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, $27-$40.

THEATER

SEPT. 21-22: "Driving." A play by Werner Trieschmann. Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College.

OCT. 27-28: "Chicago." A touring Broadway production. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $27-$40.

EL DORADO

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: Charley Crockett. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

SEPT. 27: Barrett Baber. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

SEPT. 29: Million Dollar Quartet. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m., $35-$55.

OCT. 4: Bri Bagwell. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

OCT. 5: Identity Crisis. Griffin Restaurant, 9 p.m.

OCT. 6: The Big Dam Horns. Griffin Restaurant, 9 p.m.

OCT. 11: Front Cover Band. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

OCT. 18-20: MusicFest. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Toby Keith, Sammy Hagar & The Circle and more. Murphy Arts District.

OCT. 20: Mary Heather & The Sinners. Griffin Restaurant, 10:30 p.m.

OCT. 20: Gucci Mane. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m.

OCT. 25: Eclectic Avenue. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

NOV. 1: Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

NOV. 8: The Drunken Hearts. Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m.

THEATER

NOV. 16: Reza: Edge of Illusion. Griffin Music Hall, 8 p.m.

EUREKA SPRINGS

MUSIC

SEPT. 28: Bluegrass & BBQ. Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops and more. The Farm, 8 p.m., $30-$55.

OCT. 11-14: Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival. Railroad Earth, The Wood Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Lettuce and more. The Farm, $60-$500.

NOV. 2: Jimmy James. The Aud, 8 p.m.

DEC. 1: John Two Hawks. The Aud, 7 p.m.

DEC. 8: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert. The Aud, 6 p.m., $10.

FAYETTEVILLE

MUSIC

SEPT. 20: JJ Grey & Mofro. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $30-$35.

SEPT. 21: Mountain Sprout. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $8-$10.

SEPT. 21: Mirror Fields, Space4Lease. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 22: Dylan Earl, Dazz & Brie. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 26: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $15-$20.

SEPT. 28: M. Bolez. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 29: Mixx Tenn. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

SEPT. 30: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $17-$20.

OCT. 2: The Sword. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20.

OCT. 4: Read Southall. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $10-$12.

OCT. 5: Combsy. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

OCT. 6: Ought, Ankle Pop. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 9 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 7: Colony House, Brother Moses. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $16-$18.

OCT. 11: Herobust. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., 20-$23.

OCT. 12: Amy Helm. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $20-$25.

OCT. 13: Syca. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

OCT. 16: Russian Circles, Terminus. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $15-$17.

OCT. 17: Blue October. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $28-$30.

OCT. 18: Ray Wylie Hubbard. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

OCT. 19: Birdtalker. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

OCT. 20: Rainbow Kitten Surprise. George's Majestic Lounge, 7 p.m., $23-$89.

OCT. 20: Worst Party Ever. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

OCT. 21: Guerilla Toss, The Phlegms, Whoopsi. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 9 p.m., $10-$12.

OCT. 25: Black Lillies. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15.

OCT. 31: Snails, Cookie Monsta, Svdden Death and more. Fayetteville Town Center, 7 p.m., $28-$30.

OCT. 31: Papadosio. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25.

NOV. 2: Jason Boland & The Stragglers. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$25.

NOV. 2: Branjae. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.

NOV. 7: Penny & Sparrow. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $17-$60.

NOV. 8: Molly Burch, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster. Smoke & Barrel Tavern. 9 p.m., $10-$12.

NOV. 9: James McMurtry. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$22.

NOV. 10: Rfrsh. Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free.

NOV. 11: Hayes Carll and Jack Ingram. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $25-$30.

NOV. 13: Sun June. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $10-$12.

NOV. 18: The Oh Hellos, Samantha Crain. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $18-$20.

NOV. 23: The Body, Author & Punisher, Bones of the Earth. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $8-$10.

NOV. 30: The Randy Rogers Band. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20-$25.

DEC. 9: z Snider. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $25-$30.

DEC. 14: Broncho, White Mansion. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m.

DEC. 18: Swearin.' George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 28: Big Smith. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m., $20-$25.

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 23: "Once." A TheaterSquared production. Walton Arts Center, Studio Theater.

OCT. 5-7: "Jersey Boys." Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

OCT. 23-28: "School of Rock." Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

DEC. 4-9: "Get On Your Feet!" Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall.

FORT SMITH

MUSIC

OCT. 20: "Pops: It's Time For Three!" Fort Smith Symphony. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 12: Ten Tenors. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 29: "Season's Greetings 2018." Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.

DEC. 1: "Pops: It's Time For Christmas!" Fort Smith Symphony. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 9: Manheim Steamroller. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH NOV. 18: "Todd Gray: Pop Geometry." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

THROUGH JAN. 27: "Modern Master David Hayes: The Ventana Series." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

DEC. 7-MARCH 31, 2019: "Timothy J. Clark: Masterworks on Paper." Fort Smith Regional Art Museum.

DANCE

DEC. 15-16: "The Nutcracker Ballet." A Western Arkansas Ballet production. Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun.

HELENA-

WEST HELENA

MUSIC

OCT. 3-6: King Biscuit Blues Festival. Bobby Rush, Blackberry Smoke, Dave Mason and Steve Cropper and more. Cherry Street.

OCT. 6: Arkansas Times Blues Bus to the King Biscuit Blues Festival. With music from Stephen Koch of Arkansongs. $99.

HOT SPRINGS

MUSIC

SEPT. 21: John Oates & The Good Road Band. Finish Line Theatre, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 7 p.m., $40-$55.

SEPT. 21: Crash Blossom, The Luxembourg Trio, Princeaus. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 22: Junction 5. An outdoor gospel music concert, 7 p.m., donations.

SEPT. 22: Sam Pace & The Gilded Grit, Kill Vargas, Adam Faucett. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 23: Stardust Big Band. Arlington Hotel Resort & Spa, Crystal Ballroom, 3 p.m.

SEPT. 27: Ppoacher Ppoacher, Warm Trickle, Whoopsi. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 28: Hooten Hallers, Recognizer. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 28-29: John Calvin Brewer Band. Silks Bar & Grill, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 10 p.m.

SEPT. 29: May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, Mouton, Fiscal Spliff. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7.

OCT. 5-6: Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. Larkin Poe, Broncho, JD Wilkes and more. Hill Wheatley Plaza, 4 p.m. Fri., noon Sat., 15-$25.

OCT. 21: Screaming Females. Low Key Arts, 9 p.m., $10-$15.

NOV. 19: Tom Christopher. An Elvis tribute. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 5 p.m.

NOV. 25: Sharon Turrentine. A holiday concert. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens., 4 p.m.

NOV. 28: "Voices Rising." A holiday choral concert. Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 5:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

OCT. 4-5: "The Soul of Arkansas." Works by Longhua Xu. Hot Springs Convention Center. 321-2027.

COMEDY

THROUGH DEC. 26: "Ken Goodman: Comedy & The Classics." Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.

DANCE

SEPT. 20: Gold Show Drag Show. Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5.

SEPT. 30: Stardust Big Band. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 3 p.m., $10.

FILM

SEPT. 20-23: Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. Central Theatre.

OCT. 19-27: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.

THEATER

OCT. 5-14: "The Secret Garden." Pocket Community Theatre.

OCT. 26-27: "Love At First Bite." Murder & Macabre Mystery Theatre. Porterhouse Restaurant, 7 p.m., $40.

NOV. 30-DEC. 9: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus." Pocket Community Theatre.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THROUGH OCT. 25: "Driving Miss Daisy." (Thursdays only). Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.

SEPT. 21-23: Spa-Con. With Pam Grier, Sean Maher, Butch Patrick and more. Hot Springs Convention Center.

SEPT. 23: Olivia Gatwood. A spoken word performance from Low Key Arts. Kollective Coffee, 6 p.m., $5.

OCT. 5-7: Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair. Garland County Fairgrounds.

NOV. 17: Northwoods Mountain Bike Trail Grand Opening. Cedar Glades Trail Head, 461 Wildcat Road, noon, free.

JONESBORO, NEWPORT

MUSIC

SEPT. 28-29: Depot Days Festival. Rodney Crowell, Earl & Them and more. Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67 Museum, Newport.

OCT. 18-20: Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. Dyess, free-$100.

DEC. 6: M-PACT. Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. 7:30 p.m.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 10: "Pink." Multimedia group show. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.

SPECIAL EVENTS

NOV. 5: "The Magic of David Gerrard." Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 7:30 p.m.

PINE BLUFF

VISUAL ART

THROUGH OCT. 27: "Small but Mighty." Works from the permanent collection. Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

THROUGH NOV. 3: "UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration." Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

THROUGH NOV. 10: Pine Bluff Art League Juried Exhibition. Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. 870-536-3375.

ROGERS/SPRINGDALE

MUSIC

SEPT. 26: 5 Seconds of Summer. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 8 p.m., $30-$145.

SEPT. 27: Needtobreathe. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $30-$65.

SEPT. 28: Roby Pantall Jazz Duo. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

SEPT. 28: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $40-$220.

OCT. 3: Odesza. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $26-$125.

OCT. 4: CongaKeyz Jazz Duo. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

OCT. 13: Second Line Strings. Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, 6 p.m., free.

OCT. 13: "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." With accompaniment from Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Walmart AMP, Rogers, 7 p.m., $22-$75.

VISUAL ART

THROUGH SEPT. 22: "Sarah Hearn: An Unnatural History." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.

THROUGH SEPT. 28: "Sensory Iconoclast." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Springdale.

OCT. 2-NOV. 3: "5X5 Annual Exhibition." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.

NOV. 10-JAN. 7: "Frida in the Garden." Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale.


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          Stati Uniti tra guerra commerciale con la Cina e sanzioni russe      Cache   Translate Page      
Il presidente russo Vladimir Putin è sembrato voler assumere un'altra contromisura contro le politiche economiche di Trump, tanto da essersi avvicinato alla Cina per contrastare il protezionismo dell’amministrazione nordamericana. Il presidente ha infatti affermato in una sessione plenaria al Forum economico orientale a Vladivostok che “l’economia mondiale si sta scontrando con nuove forme di protezionismo e con diversi tipi di crescenti. I principi di base del commercio - concorrenza e reciproco vantaggio economico - sono ammortizzati e purtroppo minati, e stanno diventando ostaggi di situazioni politiche ideologiche e fugaci. In questo contesto assistiamo a una seria sfida per tutta l'economia globale, in particolare per l'Asia-Pacifico”. Fai trading con un conto demo gratuito su Alvexo! Ovviamente, si possono assumere tali commenti come un attacco diretto al presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, che ha dato un forte impulso alla reazione cinese sul pacchetto di tariffe commerciali, e che ha già anticipato che vorrebbe imporre ulteriori sanzioni alla Russia, riferendosi all’attuale quadro avviato nel 2014, dopo l'annessione della Crimea da parte di Mosca. Mercoledì Putin ha affermato che la Russia ei suoi partner economici orientali devono lavorare per mantenere il commercio libero da barriere, per poi aggiungere di essere convinto che “per consentire alla nostra regione di continuare a raggiungere alti tassi di crescita, e rimanere un partecipante chiave nell'economia globale e nel commercio, bisognerebbe mantenere alto lo spirito di libertà economica”. Il presidente Putin e il presidente cinese Xi Jinping si sono incontrati ieri al forum per una discussione incentrata sul tema su un accordo interregionale. Anche il presidente cinese è sembrato favorevole nell’avere rapporti più stretti con la Russia e ha detto che intende “aumentare la proficua cooperazione negli affari internazionali e intensificare il coordinamento”, opponendosi alla politica di azioni unilaterali e di protezionismo commerciale.
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White Helmets rescue workers in the al-Sakhour neighbourhood of eastern Aleppo, Syria, in 2016

The Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation today announced that Arab and American TV camera crews have been sent to Jisr al-Shughur in Syria's Idlib province to begin shooting the footage of the planned, "false flag" chemical weapons attack being prepared by British assets, aiming to drag President Trump into a military attack on Syria. The Russians have provided evidence of the planned staging of an attack to the UN, the OPCW, and the U.S. State Department, but the British, French and the neo-cons in the U.S. are all repeating the mantra that Syria is planning a chemical weapons attack, and that there will be a full-scale military assault on Syria as soon as it happens. The fact that there is absolutely no military purpose for the government to kill a few civilians with chemical weapons is neglected, simply repeating ad nauseam that Assad is a monster who kills his own people. The fact that Idlib is largely under the control of terrorist organizations connected to al-Qaeda, which carried out the slaughter of innocents 17 years ago today in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, is an irony ignored by the war party, who are willing to join with that same al-Qaeda to overthrow yet another West Asian government which was no threat to anyone. That such an invasion could start a war with Russia and China, which could mean the end of civilization as we know it, is ignored.

The actual target of this British horror scenario is the danger, in their eyes, that President Trump will follow through on his intention to establish friendly relations with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

In Russia yesterday, in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, 6,000 political and business leaders from 60 countries have gathered to attend the fourth annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) organized by President Putin. The concept is that the vast Russian Far East is a "New Frontier" for all of Asia — and in fact for the entire world, if they choose to participate. The EEF follows by exactly one week the historic Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing hosted by President Xi, with every African nation but one in attendance, nearly all of them heads of state or government.

What is demonstrated by these two international fora is that the majority of the world's nations and people are turning to Russia and China as leaders of a new paradigm, a hopeful future based on transforming the poverty and subservience of the colonial and neo-colonial era into an era of peace and development worldwide. To the spokesmen for the Empire — both within the U.K. and in the U.S. and Europe — this hopeful future for mankind is perceived as a deadly danger, the end of Empire itself. The fact that President Trump wishes to be part of the new paradigm, rejecting the "special relationship" with Perfidious Albion, is the cause of both the British coup attempt against the U.S. President, and of the insane provocation for war against Syria, and potentially against Russia.

The U.S. economy, meanwhile, is booming, relative to the past decade, in response to the stimulus implemented by the Trump tax cuts, tariffs on steel and aluminum, and cut backs on both regulations and the insane environmental restraints based on fake climate science. But the quadrillion-dollar-plus financial bubble created by decades of speculation and money-printing will not disappear through growth alone, and threatens to bring down the world economy when it crashes.

Trump's intention therefore, to befriend Putin and Xi, is essential not only for peace, but also for development. Only this combination of great nations and great cultures can bring about a New Bretton Woods conference, to put the Casino Mondial out of its misery, and to establish a new world financial system based on the common aims of Mankind. This is our task. As Schiller wrote in his poem The Artists: "The dignity of Man into your hands is given, It's keeper be! It sinks with you! With you it will be risen!"


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Today, we want to let you know that the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is now available in both English and Russian. This is a documentary exploring the crisis in scientific journal publication and the excessive fees that some publishers charge to access knowledge. Holding scientific knowledge to ransom Around 70% of scientific publications […]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Russia will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis in Syria if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks the northern city of Idlib.Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, says the...
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Член комитета Совета Федерации по международным делам Олег Морозов заявил, что США, вводя очередные санкции против стран за «вмешательство» в американские выборы, сужают «окно возможностей» в отношениях с Россией.
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Muslim terrorists took over a school and killed 300 people. That attack in Beslan, Russia occurred 14 years ago. This is what we’ve learned and what we’ve refused to learn.

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Preview К середине 2020-х годов Россия начнёт серийное производство собственных шасси для мобильных ракетных комплексов различного типа, включая носители ядерного оружия. Об этом заявил советник генерального директора ПАО «КамАЗ» Владислав Полонский. По его словам, компания сможет выпускать до 400 единиц техники в год. Отечественные шасси создаются в рамках опытно-конструкторских работ по проекту «Платформа-О». В настоящее время войска РФ используют продукцию Минского завода колёсных тягачей (МЗКТ). Как полагают эксперты, Москва намерена заменить белорусские комплектующие, чтобы обеспечить технологическую независимость российских стратегических ядерных сил.
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          Comment on 19th amendment STOLE the People’s sovereignty & 20a will do worse by Charles      Cache   Translate Page      
Brand new political personalities have messed up sound political scenes else wher_ France,USA are examples. What we want are experienced visionary political leaders back in saddle as in China and Russia.
          Новый участок метро на юго-западе Москвы соединит МЦК с БКЛ      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Участок Московского метрополитена от «Улицы Новаторов» до «Севастопольского проспекта» соединит Московское центральное кольцо и Большую кольцевую линию, сообщает m24 со ссылкой на пресс-службу Стройкомплекса.
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          Джошуа считает, что ему потребуется от шести до восьми раундов для победы в бою с Поветкиным      Cache   Translate Page      
Британский боксер Энтони Джошуа поделился ожиданиями от предстоящего поединка с россиянином Александром Поветкиным за титулы чемпиона мира по версиям WBA Super, WBO и IBF в тяжёлом весе.
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          Составлен экологический рейтинг регионов России по итогам лета 2018 года      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Общественная организация «Зелёный патруль» составила экологический рейтинг регионов России по итогам лета 2018 года (есть в распоряжении RT). Регионами с самой благополучной экологической обстановкой стали Тамбовская область (1-е место), Республика Алтай (2-е) и Алтайский край (3-е).
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          Режим сокращения: ОПЕК снизила прогноз по росту потребления нефти на 2018—2019 годы       Cache   Translate Page      
Preview 12 сентября ОПЕК в своём новом отчёте понизила прогноз мирового роста спроса на нефть в 2018 и 2019 годах. Эксперты не исключают, что организация опасается снижения потребления энегоресурсов из-за возможных торговых войн. В то же время на биржевых торгах баррель эталонной марки Brent преодолел отметку $80 — впервые с 22 мая. Как может измениться потребление и стоимость углеводородов — в материале RT.
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          Стоимость продуктовой корзины в Карелии снизилась на 2% в августе      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Стоимость продуктовой корзины в Карелии в августе 2018 года снизилась на 2%, до 4680 рублей. Об этом сообщают «Невские новости».
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          Российский прыгун с шестом Моргунов стал победителем легкоатлетического турнира в Австрии      Cache   Translate Page      
Российский легкоатлет Тимур Моргунов стал победителем соревнований в прыжках с шестом на турнире в австрийском Линце.
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          «После брексита нужно перевернуть страницу»: что может стоять за новостями о грозящей Терезе Мэй отставке      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview В Консервативной партии Великобритании зреет заговор против Терезы Мэй, сообщают британские СМИ со ссылкой на свои источники в парламенте. Один из основных претендентов на пост премьера — бывший глава МИД Британии Борис Джонсон. На этом фоне Мэй продолжает разыгрывать антироссийскую карту. Выступая перед представителями палаты общин, она назвала RT «инструментом пропаганды» правительства РФ. По мнению главного редактора телеканала Маргариты Симоньян, новые обвинения из уст британского премьера объясняются внутриполитическими проблемами в Соединённом Королевстве. О перспективах отставки Мэй — в материале RT.
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          Спасатели предупредили о продолжении шторма в Петербурге 13 сентября      Cache   Translate Page      
Спасатели предупредили о продолжении шторма в Санкт-Петербурге в четверг, 13 сентября, сообщает Nation News.
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          Земан заявил о возможности переноса посольства Чехии в Иерусалим      Cache   Translate Page      
Президент Чехии Милош Земан заявил, что рассматривает возможность переноса чешского посольства в Израиле из Тель-Авива в Иерусалим. Об этом сообщает Associated Press.
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          В Краснодарском крае началась прививочная кампания против гриппа      Cache   Translate Page      
В Краснодарском крае стартовала прививочная кампания против гриппа, сообщает «Юга.ру» со ссылкой на пресс-службу региональной администрации.
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          Россиянин Левашов признал себя виновным в киберпреступлениях в США      Cache   Translate Page      
Российский программист Пётр Левашов, обвиняемый властями США в киберпреступлениях, признал свою вину по нескольким эпизодам.
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          МИД: США методами экономического шантажа пытаются помешать выполнению СВПД      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Соединённые Штаты методами экономического шантажа и угроз санкций пытаются помешать другим странам содействовать соблюдению СВПД, заявил постпред России при международных организациях в Вене Михаил Ульянов.
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          The flimflamming of Flynn      Cache   Translate Page      
Former President Donald Trump’s former campaign aide George Papadopoulos was sentenced to jail and a fine Friday, having pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators. The charge was based in part on Papadopoulos misleading investigators about contacts he had with people having Russian ties. They included professor Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious character who allegedly approached […]
          Президент «Анжи» высказался о конфликте Нурмагомедова и Тимати      Cache   Translate Page      
Президент футбольного клуба «Анжи» Осман Кадиев поддержал обладателя титула Абсолютного бойцовского чемпионата (UFC) в лёгком весе россиянина Хабиба Нурмагомедова в конфликте с рэп-исполнителем Тимати.
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          СК возбудил дело против убившего двух грабителей предпринимателя из Татарстана      Cache   Translate Page      
Следователи возбудили уголовное дело в отношении 41-летнего предпринимателя из Татарстана, который убил двух злоумышленников при попытке ограбить его дом. 
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          В МПК продлили отстранение Паралимпийского комитета России      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Международный паралимпийский комитет (МПК) решил продлить отстранение Паралимпийского комитета России (ПКР).
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          На Украине заявили об установлении личности организатора планировавшихся в Киеве терактов      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Главный военный прокурор Украины Анатолий Матиос заявил, что следователи установили личность организатора планировавшихся в Киеве терактов, в которых должна была принять участие депутат Верховной рады Надежда Савченко.
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          «Мир не осознаёт смысл сатиры»: нарисовавшему карикатуру на Уильямс художнику поступают угрозы и обвинения в расизме      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Пользователи соцсетей раскритиковали карикатуриста Марка Найта, который высмеял поведение теннисистки Серены Уильямс в финале US Open. Художника обвинили в сексизме и расизме. На защиту Найта встали его коллеги по The Herald Sun — издание опубликовало его работу на первой полосе. Сама Уильямс предпочла не комментировать эту ситуацию, однако ряд знаменитостей, включая писательницу Джоан Роулинг и певицу Никки Минаж, выразили своё возмущение карикатурой.
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          Памятник Склифосовскому откроют 12 октября в Москве      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Памятник хирургу и учёному Николаю Склифосовскому откроют 12 октября в Москве, сообщает m24 со ссылкой на пресс-службу Первого МГМУ имени Сеченова.
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          Джон Керри назвал ошибкой стремление демократов добиться импичмента Трампа      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Бывший госсекретарь США Джон Керри назвал ошибкой стремление демократов добиться импичмента президента Дональда Трампа.
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          «Авангард» по буллитам победил «Ак Барс» в матче КХЛ      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Омский «Авангард» в серии буллитов обыграл казанский «Ак Барс» в матче регулярного чемпионата Континентальной хоккейной лиги (КХЛ).
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          В Петербурге простились с создателем крупнейшего в России музея The Beatles      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview В Санкт-Петербурге простились с создателем крупнейшего в России музея The Beatles Николаем Васиным, более известным как Коля Васин.
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          «Месть за смелость»: могут ли обвинения в отказе от европейских ценностей заставить Венгрию пойти на уступки ЕС      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Большинство депутатов Европарламента проголосовали за принятие резолюции, согласно которой существует реальная угроза, что Венгрия отступит от основополагающих ценностей Евросоюза. В документе указано, что Будапешт сталкивается с коррупцией, а также с проблемами в сфере миграции, соблюдения прав меньшинств и независимости судебной системы. Венгерские власти уже назвали принятый документ «жалкой местью» политиков, поддерживающих миграционную стратегию Брюсселя, и заявили о намерении оспорить это решение. Эксперты отмечают, что резолюция Европарламента — это скорее показательная мера, которая не приведёт к реальным последствиям.
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          Россия зафиксировала обстрелы в трёх сирийских провинциях      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview За прошедшие сутки были зафиксированы обстрелы населённых пунктов в трёх сирийских провинциях — Латакии, Хаме и Алеппо. Об этом заявил руководитель российского Центра по примирению враждующих сторон в Сирии Владимир Савченко.
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          СКА в овертайме одержал победу над «Йокеритом» в матче КХЛ      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Санкт-петербургский СКА в овертайме одержал победу над финским «Йокеритом» в матче регулярного чемпионата Континентальной хоккейной лиги (КХЛ).
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          В Подмосковье оценили идею запретить продавать продукты с повышенным содержанием сахара детям до 14 лет      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Министр здравоохранения Московской области Нина Суслонова дала оценку идее запретить продажу продуктов с повышенным содержанием сахара детям до 14 лет, сообщает m24.
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          РПЦ: поместные церкви не поддерживают проект украинской автокефалии      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Проект украинской автокефалии не поддерживает ни одна из поместных церквей. Об этом заявил секретарь по межправославным отношениям отдела внешних церковных связей Московского патриархата протоиерей Игорь Якимчук.
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          Кафельников прокомментировал отказ Терри переходить в «Спартак»      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Бывшая первая ракетка мира Евгений Кафельников прокомментировал решение экс-капитана сборной Англии по футболу и лондонского «Челси» Джона Терри не переходить в московский «Спартак».
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          Мадуро отправился в Китай с официальным визитом      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Президент Венесуэлы Николас Мадуро отправился с официальным визитом в Китай с целью укрепления сотрудничества между двумя странами. Об этом сообщается в его Twitter.
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          Количество ипотечных сделок в Татарстане выросло на 32,8% с начала года      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Количество ипотечных сделок в Республике Татарстан выросло на 32,8% за восемь месяцев 2018 года по сравнению с аналогичным периодом 2017-го. Об этом сообщает «Реальное время» со ссылкой на региональный Росреестр.
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          Хабаровский край и Кемеровская область договорились о сотрудничестве      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Хабаровский край и Кемеровская область заключили соглашение о налаживании торгово-экономических, научно-технических и культурных связей.
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          «Спартак» проиграл минскому «Динамо» в матче регулярного чемпионата КХЛ      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Московский «Спартак» уступил минскому «Динамо» в матче регулярного чемпионата Континентальной хоккейной лиги (КХЛ).
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          По семейным обстоятельствам: Джон Терри отказался переходить в «Спартак»      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Английский защитник Джон Терри отказался от перехода в московский «Спартак». Футболист заявил, что не стал подписывать контракт из-за того, что не хотел разлучаться с семьёй. Бывший игрок «Челси» и сборной Англии планировал провести в российской команде один сезон, но в итоге может вернуться в «Астон Виллу».
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          Посол Польши прокомментировал увольнение выпускников МГИМО из МИД страны      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Посол Польши в России Влодзимеж Марчиняк заявил, что увольнение бывших выпускников МГИМО из польского МИД — «не новость», так как это происходит на протяжении «последних лет». Об этом сообщает РИА Новости.
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          В ПФЛ предложили ввести в Кубке России групповой этап      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Президент Профессиональной футбольной лиги (ПФЛ) Андрей Соколов рассказал, что ПФЛ предложила исполняющему обязанности президента Российского футбольного союза (РФС) Александру Алаеву ввести в Кубке России групповой этап.
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          Apple презентовала новые iPhone XS и XR      Cache   Translate Page      
Preview Компания Apple в ходе презентации официально представила свои новые смартфоны — iPhone XR, iPhone XS и iPhone XS Max.
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          Russian World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev faces doping investigation – thanks to his father      Cache   Translate Page      
RUSSIAN World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev is being investigated over doping claims – thanks to his father. The Villarreal winger was linked with Everton in July before joining Valencia on loan. Cheryshev is under the spotlight after his dad Dimitri allegedly said the 27-year-old had used human growth hormone (HGH) treatment. The World Anti-Doping Agency […]
          Michael Mols wears Rangers strip alongside MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko.. and fans jokingly urge him to make comeback      Cache   Translate Page      
EX-RANGERS star Michael Mols poses in a Light Blues jersey alongside MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. And Gers fans jokingly urged the Dutchman to make a playing COMEBACK after he posted the snap. He and Emelianenko – who trains in the Netherlands – are close pals and the former Ibrox ace presented the Russian with his […]
          Fears Pussy Riot activist who invaded World Cup final POISONED as he’s taken to hospital ‘going blind and paralysed’      Cache   Translate Page      
A PUSSY Riot activist who invaded the World Cup final has been rushed to hospital after “losing his sight and ability to move” – amid fears he was poisoned. Pyotr Verzilov was taken to Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow on Tuesday, according to a report on Russian news website Meduza. His family told the newspaper […]
          Borussia bangt für Duell gegen Frankfurt um Pulisic       Cache   Translate Page      

Borussia Dortmund muss im Spiel gegen Eintracht Frankfurt (Freitag, 20.30 Uhr im LIVETICKER) wohl auf US-Nationalspieler Christian Pulisic (19) verzichten.

"Pulisic geht es langsam viel besser, aber es wird schwer mit Blick auf Freitag", sagte Trainer Lucien Favre auf der Pressekonferenz am Mittwoch. Pulisic hatte bereits die Partie gegen Hannover 96 (0:0) vor zwei Wochen aufgrund muskulärer Probleme verpasst.

Guerreiro und Toprak fehlen sicher

Entwarnung gab Favre für Torwart Roman Bürki. "Er ist okay. Bürki war leicht angeschlagen und ist deswegen nicht zur Schweizer Nationalmannschaft gereist", sagte Favre. Keine guten Nachrichten gab es bei Raphael Guerreiro (Oberschenkelverletzung) und Ömer Toprak (Muskelfaserriss im Oberschenkel), beide fallen definitiv aus.

Favre warnt vor Frankfurt

Favre hält Pokalsieger Frankfurt für eine "sehr gefährliche Mannschaft". Man erwarte einen sehr guten Gegner, der sehr gut sei im Konter. "Sie machen ein sehr intensives Pressing, wir müssen uns gut vorbereiten", so der Trainer.

In der Länderspielpause habe man gut und intensiv gearbeitet, allerdings stand Taktik und System nicht auf dem Programm. "Wir hatten keine Innenverteidiger", so Favre zu dem Grund. Für den BVB stehen in den kommenden drei Wochen gleich sieben Spiele auf dem Programm, am Dienstag geht es zum Champions-League-Auftritt beim FC Brügge.

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Wenig Hoffnung für Götze

"Es ist gut, dass wir viele Spiele haben", so Favre, der über ein Luxusproblem im Mittelfeld verfügt: "Besonders im Mittelfeld sind wir enorm viele, da muss ich immer auswählen. Aber das ist mein Job". Ob Mario Götze am Freitag auflaufen wird, ließ der 60-jährige Schweizer offen. Auch einen Einsatz des spanischen Sturmjuwels Paco Alcacer wollte Favre weder bestätigen noch dementieren. Alcacer hatte vergangene Wochen im Testspiel bei Drittligist VfL Osnabrück erstmals von Beginn an für den BVB gespielt.


          Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths      Cache   Translate Page      

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



          Anthony Joshua laughs off claims he’s taken a backseat in heavyweight division with Tyson Fury facing Deontay Wilder      Cache   Translate Page      
FOR the first time since his epic Wladimir Klitschko victory, Anthony Joshua isn’t the central figure in the heavyweight division. Even as the unbeaten three-belt world champion prepares to sell out a vast stadium for the fourth time in 17 months, when he faces Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley next Saturday, there are claims Joshua […]
          "At The Meeting" devotes two podcasts to African swine fever      Cache   Translate Page      
Brad Heron began his work in Russia in 2014, and since then has dealt with two major outbreaks of ASF, the first one leading to the loss of 85,000 head.
          Former F1 team owner aims to develop flying taxis within four years      Cache   Translate Page      
Vertical Aerospace single-passenger flying taxi prototypeThe idea of the flying taxi is the fever dream of rich entrepreneurs looking to be "first." The latest rich entrepreneur interested in developing the "Jetsons"-like form of transportation? Former Manor Marussia F1 team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick founded Ovo Energy to challenge the British electric utilities in 2009. In 2015, he became...
          Poisoning fears as Pussy Riot member is taken to hospital in Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
Pyotr Verzilov is one of the protesters who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final.
          Russian World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev faces doping investigation – thanks to his father      Cache   Translate Page      
RUSSIAN World Cup hero Denis Cheryshev is being investigated over doping claims – thanks to his father. The Villarreal winger was linked with Everton in July before joining Valencia on loan. Cheryshev is under the spotlight after his dad Dimitri allegedly said the 27-year-old had used human growth hormone (HGH) treatment. The World Anti-Doping Agency […]
          Fears Pussy Riot activist who invaded World Cup final POISONED as he’s taken to hospital ‘going blind and paralysed’      Cache   Translate Page      
A PUSSY Riot activist who invaded the World Cup final has been rushed to hospital after “losing his sight and ability to move” – amid fears he was poisoned. Pyotr Verzilov was taken to Bakhrushin City Clinical Hospital in Moscow on Tuesday, according to a report on Russian news website Meduza. His family told the newspaper […]
          Muss Götze den BVB verlassen? Das sagt Ex-Trainer Stöger      Cache   Translate Page      

Er sorgte bei Borussia Dortmund für einen versöhnlichen Saison-Abschluss. Jetzt äußert sich Peter Stöger in einem Interview über den BVB, Problem-Spieler Mario Götze und Nachfolger Lucien Favre.


          Ex-NSA Chief: I wish Trump had confronted Putin on election meddling      Cache   Translate Page      
Former head of the NSA Mike Rogers said that he believed President Trump missed an important opportunity to confront Vladimir Putin about election interference when meeting the Russia President in Helsinki. Our Panel weighs in.

          BVB-Trainer erklärt: Darum sitzt Götze nur auf der Bank      Cache   Translate Page      

Mario Götze startet in dieser Saison bei Borussia Dortmund noch nicht durch. Auf der Pressekonferenz vor dem Bundesliga-Heimspiel gegen Eintracht Frankfurt erklärt BVB-Trainer Lucien Favre, warum der Weltmeister von 2014 nur auf der Bank sitzt.


          Russia: Pussy Riot activist treated for possible poisoning      Cache   Translate Page      

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning.

Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday. ...

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Vertical Aerospace single-passenger flying taxi prototypeThe idea of the flying taxi is the fever dream of rich entrepreneurs looking to be "first." The latest rich entrepreneur interested in developing the "Jetsons"-like form of transportation? Former Manor Marussia F1 team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick founded Ovo Energy to challenge the British electric utilities in 2009. In 2015, he became...
          Comment on What will an autocephalous Ukrainian Church mean to us? by George D. Karcazes      Cache   Translate Page      
Peter, I am not a theologian... nor am I schooled in the "Byzantine" machinations of "World Orthodoxy"... where the Turkish government must approve of the selection of the Ecumenical Patriarch and former KGB agents use the Moscow Patriarchate to advance political ends and the Moscow Patriarchate uses the Russian government to advance its agenda across the globe. Saying that "this Church is by nature hierarchical" reminds me of trying to define what the meaning of "is"...is. If everyone unquestioningly accepts the definition of "hierarchical" as "dictatorial, unaccountable, despotic, capricious and vindictive" then your solution of just stepping back and letting it self-destruct may be in order. If "hierarchical" simply means that the ordained members of the People of God are arranged in hierarchical order... deacon, priest, bishop, metropolitan, archbishop, Patriarch... all coming from the laity... the Royal Priesthood of believers... then the "nature" of the hierarchy returns to that of servants rather than dictators... and the people reclaim their responsibility for the Church. What are the laity willing to accept as the definition of "hierarchical"?
          "Great to see," "Stone cold" - These Arsenal fans are absolutely loving video from London Colney      Cache   Translate Page      
Arsenal fans received some good news on Tuesday after the club posted a video of captain Laurent Koscielny training at London Colney for the first time since that horror injury in the Europa League semi-final at Atletico Madrid last season. The Frenchman left the field after only six minutes following a painful injury to his Achilles tendon, forcing him to miss out on his country’s recent 2018 World Cup success in Russia. After a shaky start to the season by the club’s defensive setup, some Arsenal fans are relieved to see Koscielny on course for his scheduled return. The 33-year-...

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PA-King of Prussia, KING OF PRUSSIA PA - Our technology client has an immediate opening for a full time direct hire HR and Immigration Specialist. This position pays up to 50K annually and offers great benefits, an excellent work environment and opportunity for growth! The primary responsibility of this position is to support the General Council with administrative work as well as maintaining and updating I9 informat
          Trump supporter demanded to see a list of impeachable offenses; someone happily obliged      Cache   Translate Page      

Reader exchange from the Los Angeles Times:

SEP 08, 2018 To the editor [of the Los Angeles Times]: I hear many people say that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, but where’s the list of constitutionally impeachable offenses? Let’s see the list, please.

The polarization between the two parties is not because of Trump — it is because of Obama, who acted as though America needed to be brought down a peg or two. With statements like “you didn’t build that,” he not so subtly told people that their efforts were not that important.

Now we have someone in the White House who encourages people. It is a huge difference.

For the record, I am a woman who has a doctorate, and I support Trump.

Andrea Anderson, Glassell Park

SEP 12, 2018 To the editor: One letter writer doubts President Trump has committed any impeachable offenses and wonders what they could possibly be. A partial list:

Abuse of power: Trump has sought to use the Justice Department to punish his political foes and pressured the department to go easy on candidates he favors.

Obstruction of justice: He admitted that the Russia inquiry was on his mind when he fired FBI Director James Comey. He has dangled the possibility of pardons to squelch potential witness testimony and tampered with the jury in the Paul Manafort trial by speaking out.

Violated his oath of office: The Constitution requires presidents to see that the laws be faithfully executed. Trump has delighted in undermining not only immigration statutes but also Obamacare.

Impeachable offenses needn’t rise to the level of federal crimes. It is necessary only to show that Trump used his office in ways that are inconsistent with his constitutional duties.

Brad Bonhall, Reno

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          Re: The Green Bay Packers: Football communists?      Cache   Translate Page      

"... and killled it’s citizens in the name of Capitalism."

Technically, no. The US (and Britain and Japan) invaded Siberia in support of the White Army, which predated the Revolution as the Czar's army. After the Revolution, the White Russians became a "big tent" anti-Bolshevik, anti-communist movement - but which was hardly capitalist.


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          Putin proposes Russia, Japan sign historic peace treaty      Cache   Translate Page      

Putin proposes Russia, Japan sign historic peace treatyPresident Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday that Russia and Japan sign a peace treaty this year, ending World War II hostilities "without any preconditions" as a territorial dispute has led to decades of deadlock. The dispute between Russia and Japan centres on four islands in the strategically-located Kuril chain which the Soviet Union occupied at the end of war in 1945 but are claimed by Japan.



          Петр Верзилов попал в реанимацию - РБК      Cache   Translate Page      

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Петр Верзилов попал в реанимацию
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Активист группы Pussy Riot Петр Верзилов госпитализирован в больницу, его состояние оценивается как тяжелое, пишет «Медуза» со ссылкой на его девушку Веронику Никульшину. ​Никульшина подтвердила РБК, что Верзилов находится в больнице со вчерашнего дня и пока не ...
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В Татарстане предприниматель убил двоих грабителей, напавших на его дом
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КАЗАНЬ, 12 сен — РИА Новости. Правоохранительные органы выясняют обстоятельства нападения на дом известного предпринимателя в Бугульме, который, защищаясь, убил двоих нападавших, сообщает МВД по республике. Вид набережной Ярославля. Архивное фото.
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          The Google Pixel 3 XL Might Not Be What We Expected: Possible Surprise From Google      Cache   Translate Page      

Over the past month, we saw a series of leaks which seem to have set the entire Google Pixel 3 XL device bare before us. The leaked devices went through tests, photoshoots and even elaborate unboxing videos. Numbers regarding the performance, design and features of the device are all over the internet. But, two recent events have us thinking that the Pixel 3 XL might not be anything close to what we’ve seen in the leaks.

To know about all the Pixel 3 leaks till date: Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL -All You Need To Know

No Bezels, No Notch:

The first incident which hints at such a possibility is a video on YouTube. We know that a YouTube video cannot be a trusted source, but hear us out. The user who uploaded this video has laid out some facts which are worth looking into. To give you a background on the user, he posted a few videos making fun of and hating on the design of the alleged Google Pixel 3 XL. Even after doing so, he received a mail from a Google employee asking for permission to use a part of his video for the purpose of the Google launch event which is coming up in October. It is possible that Google might be playing a montage of such clips right before they launch the completely different Pixel 3 XL.

Spotted on the Android Pie Setup screens in a Pixel 2 device, this Google Device is seemingly bezel-less.

The second reason which adds strength to this crazy theory is a leak by Slashleaks. This recent leak shows us screenshots on a Pixel 2 device with the illustrations of a seemingly bezel less phone. This phone is completely different from the Leaks of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL which we have seen in the past. The leaked Pixel 3 XL has a notched display while the leaked Pixel 3 has a conventional smartphone design with thick bezels. This device has the nickname ‘Ultra Pixel’ and could be the Pixel 3 XL.

What Does This Mean:

Putting two and two together, we can see good reason for a possible theory emerging. Even though it seems highly unlikely, it is possible that all the leaks of the Pixel devices until now were in fact staged by Google. Think about it, the ‘theft’ of a Google Pixel 3 XL shipment in Russia, a customer ‘accidentally’ leaving behind a Pixel 3 device in a Lyft cab. If you were tasked with testing a device which has still not been revealed, wouldn’t you be careful enough to not leave it behind in a cab? Also, one of the unboxing videos of the alleged Pixel 3 XL is of suspiciously high production quality, which throws open the possibility that Google itself could have purposely ‘leaked’ this video.

A device which is different from the alleged Pixel 3 XL with a notch would be a welcome change. Via Wylsacom

If all this is actually true, we could be witness to [...]

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          Samsung Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Centre In New York      Cache   Translate Page      

The smartphone industry owes a lot to AI(Artificial Intelligence) , especially when it comes to the new age revolutionary smartphones. And it seems like Samsung is keen to strengthen its hold on the field of AI to keep introducing better smartphones. Samsung Electronics Co has now launched its sixth AI research centre in the New York City. On Sunday, the tech giant announced that the research centre will mainly focus on robotics.

Samsung has Artificial Intelligence research centres in five countries including Russia, Canada, Britain, Silicon Valley in the US and its home country, South Korea. The new AI centre in New York will be led by Daniel D. Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung Research. Lee, who joined the company last summer, is also a highly acclaimed AI robotics expert.

This move to open another AI research centre in New York seems to serve two purposes for Samsung. The company will now have access to a huge talent pool in New York, while being in close proximity with leading academic universities.

H. Sebastian Seung, a renowned neuroscientist and Chief Research Scientist of Samsung Electronics, will also be at the helm of the new research centre. Apart from this, Seung will help them identify areas for further growth opportunities.

Creating Value For Customers

The new research centre is aimed at creating better products by tapping into the unequivocal power of AI. This research centre, along with the other five centres, will enable the company to offer more value products to the customers. In fact, earlier this year the company affirmed its plan to expand its AI research efforts by soliciting the services of nearly 1000 AI specialists by 2020.

Samsung said that AI owes its wonderful achievements to technologies like neural networks. Further they  asserted their intention to be a unanimous part of this new era of AI.

Do these claims mean that Samsung is gearing up to prove its indisputable mettle in the field of Artificial Intelligence?

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          Pussy Riot Activist Treated for Possible Poisoning      Cache   Translate Page      
Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible... Reported by Billboard.com 13 minutes ago.
          ELENA_G_0609: Макароны фаршированные      Cache   Translate Page      

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Крупные ракушки начиняются индюшиным фаршем и запекаются в духовке.

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Каннеллони - это макаронные изделия в виде больших трубочек. Сегодня мы будем начинять каннеллони цветной капустой и шампиньонами, а в качестве соуса использовать пропущенные через блендер томаты.

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Прекрасное сытное блюдо для обеда или ужина. Каннеллони нафаршируем грибной начинкой, зальём кетчупом и всё это запечём под обильным сырным слоем до невероятно аппетитной хрустящей корочки.

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Еще один вариант приготовления такого замечательного итальянского блюда, как макароны каннелони – рецепт с курицей.

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Фото к рецепту: Фаршированные макароны-ракушки с сыром и шпинатом

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Фото к рецепту: Запеченные гнезда-спагетти с фаршем

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Фото к рецепту: Фаршированные макароны под соусом бешамель

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Фото к рецепту: Макароны фаршированные

Фаршированные макароны каннеллони - вкусное и красивое блюдо, которое еще не стало привычным для нашей кухни. Рецепты фаршированных макарон отличаются начинкой, этот рецепт фаршированных макарон предлагает макароны фаршированные фаршем из свинины и говядины.

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Макароны в виде широких трубок удобно фаршировать мясной, грибной или овощной начинкой. В этом рецепте фаршем для каннелони служит французский «рататуй» — овощная смесь из кабачков, помидоров, перца и баклажанов.

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Надоели простые макароны? Попробуйте Каннелони – рецепт с ветчиной в томатном соусе!

 макароны, ветчина, помидоры, лук, чеснок, сыр тёртый, майонез, томат-паста, кетчуп, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Фаршированные макароны

Очень интересное представление сытного и вкусного ужина. Занимает минимум времени и сил, но получается очень вкусно! Макароны "Каннеллони" под соусом бешамель.

 каннеллони, фарш, грибы, лук, помидоры, масло сливочное, мука, молоко, сухари панировочные, соль, специи
 
Фото к рецепту: Каннеллони с моллюсками (в микроволновке)

Каннеллони - это паста (макароны) в виде толстых трубочек, которые очень удобно фаршировать разнообразнейшими начинками, например, моллюсками. Обычно каннеллони запекают. Так что ближайший аналог этому блюду в русской кухне - запеканка из макарон (в данном случае, с мидиями).

 каннеллони, моллюски, помидоры, базилик, сыр, сливки, соль, перец чёрный молотый
 
Фото к рецепту: Салангани, фаршированные мясом

Салангани (Salangani) - вид макаронных изделий, а именно лапша, скрученная особым образом для фарширования.

 макароны, фарш мясной, морковь, лук, яйца, сыр тёртый, соль, перец чёрный молотый, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Каннеллони с грибами в сметанном соусе

Каннеллони с грибами в нашей семье не менее любимы, чем паста с мясом. Сметанный соус придает блюду нежность и легкую кислинку.

 каннеллони, шампиньоны свежие, сыр твёрдый, сыр фета, сметана, томат-паста, травы сухие итальянские, лук репчатый, петрушка, соль, перец чёрный молотый...
 
Фото к рецепту: Каннеллони с фаршем и зеленым горошком

Классический рецепт фаршированных макарон - с фаршем и под белым соусом.

 каннеллони, вода, сыр, фарш свиной, горошек зелёный, соль, перец чёрный молотый, чеснок, масло сливочное, мука, сливки, соль, перец чёрный молотый, орех мускатный
 
Фото к рецепту: Паста конкильоне (макароны-ракушки) с лососем и сыром

Большие ракушки очень удобно фаршировать — грибами, овощами, мясом, рыбой. В этом рецепте начинка для конкильоне готовится из красной рыбки и сыра (непременного ингредиента для итальянской пасты) с добавлением сельдерея и петрушки.

 паста, лосось консервированный, сыр рикотта, зелень петрушки, шнитт-лук, стебель сельдерея, сыр чеддер, сливки, сыр пармезан
 
Фото к рецепту: Фаршированные конкильони (макароны-ракушки) с курицей и сыром

В этом рецепте фаршированных макарон-ракушек в качестве начинки используются 3 вида сыра - моцарелла, рикотта и пармезан, а также кусочки обжаренного куриного филе. Запекаются фаршированные конкильони (большие макароны-ракушки) в духовке, под томатным соусом и тёртым сыром моцарелла.

 конкилье, куриное филе, сыр моцарелла, сыр рикотта, сыр пармезан, помидоры консервированные в собственном соку, лук, чеснок, вино красное сухое, орегано, базилик...
 
Фото к рецепту: Макароны, фаршированные мясом и овощами

Рецепт фаршированных макарон с начинкой из овощей и рубленого(!) мяса, что делает блюдо сочным.

 сок лимона свежевыжатый, чеснок, орегано, тмин, вырезка говяжья, перец болгарский зелёный, лук репчатый, ракушки макароны, сметана, сыр чеддер, зелень кинзы...
 
Фото к рецепту: Фаршированные макароны

Для этого блюда понадобятся крупные макароны ракушки. Изделия фаршируются шпинатной начинкой и запекаются в духовке.

 шпинат, цуккини, чеснок, сыр рикотта, орех грецкий, сыр, бульон овощной, майоран, лук зелёный, базилик, яйца, соль, перец чёрный молотый, макароны, сыр эдам, листья
 
Фото к рецепту: Каннеллони с грибами

Каннеллони – итальянские трубочки из теста – фаршированные шампиньонами и тушенные в соусе бешамель. Вкусно!

 каннеллони, шампиньоны, яйца отварные, лук репчатый, сыр твёрдый, соль, перец чёрный молотый, масло растительное, зелень петрушки, молоко, масло сливочное, мука...
 
Фото к рецепту: Конкильоне (большие ракушки) с тыквой и рикоттой

Макароны-«ракушки» большого размера отлично фаршируются разными начинками. Например, печеной тыквой с чесноком и мягким свежим сыром. Ракушки запекаются с пармезаном, базиликом и томатным соусом с белым вином.

 тыква, масло оливковое, чеснок, сыр рикотта, творог, сыр сливочный, базилик, соус томатный, вино белое сухое, ракушки макароны, ракушки макароны, сыр пармезан
 
Location: TBA

Sharp was both elegant and impassioned in her playing, in turn sweetly lyrical and dazzlingly virtuosic. As soon as the piece finished, all I wanted was to hear it performed again. —San Francisco Classical Voice 

Join us for a musical celebration of a Bay Area treasure, violinist Robin Sharp, who will join forces with San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Stars Wendy Sharp, violin; Jenny Douglass and Ben Simon, violas; and Eric Gaenslen and Margaret Edmondson, celli, for an evening of seldom-heard chamber music masterpieces. The centerpiece of the evening will be Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s brilliant sextet, Souvenir de Florence, composed—by a happy coincidence—when he was fifty years old. This program will feature a short presentation by host Ben Simon as well as a discussion of the music to be presented.

Robin Sharp, Violinist; Concertmaster, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra; Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford

Robin Sharp has appeared in recital at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei. She formerly served as first violinist of the Ives Quartet, and has participated in music festivals worldwide including California Summer Music, the Musikalischer Sommer Festival in Germany, the Sándor Végh masterclasses at Prussia Cove, and the Isaac Stern Seminar in New York. 

Ben Simon, Violist; Music Director, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra (SFCO)

Ben Simon is in his 17th season as music director of the SFCO. Simon, also a violist, puts down his baton to join his fellow SFCO All-Stars for select performances. He is also the music director of the award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.


          The Real Contagion Threat Is Political      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Tom Luongo,

The real danger to the current institutional order was just demonstrated in Sweden. While I’ve talked at length about the potential financial contagion stemming from the implosion of multiple emerging market currencies it is the growing political crisis in Europe that will shape our future.

Sweden is The Land where Socialism Works, or so I keep getting told by ignorant leftists who cling to the power fantasy that central planning is the only way to make the trains run on time.

Central planning does do that, but only to deliver people into the nightmare of social disorder brought on by the disruption of the natural flow of capital.

Venezuela, South Africa, Soviet Union, post WWII Britain ... you get the idea.

But, the effects of the collectivist mindset are far more pernicious than those extreme examples.  And it is important we understand how little policies grow into big problems over time due to shaping people’s decisions through government edicts.

Corps Insanity

There is no better example for what I’m talking about than the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A completely useless organization which sucks up billions in tax money to straighten rivers, build dams and alter the landscape to fit the needs of whoever paid Congress the most in lobbying money that year.

They engage in projects that cannot easily be done in the free market, nor should be done. But their activity creates downstream effects from their meddling which multiply over years and lead to problems which are orders of magnitude larger than they would have ever become naturally.

The Red Tides occurring off the Florida coast now are a political cudgel being swung at Governor Rick Scott to prevent him from moving up to U.S. Senator over his ‘environmental record.’  Now I’m no fan of Skeletor, as we call him down here, but these charges are simply grandstanding.

Because anyone who has an ounce of decency, intellectual honesty or passing acquaintance with history knows that the seeds of South Florida’s environmental nightmares are a product of the Corps of Engineers altering the landscape to serve Big Sugar and Big Corn.

These are two crops we shouldn’t even be growing (along with Soy and rapeseed) no less subsidizing due to their horrific effects on human health and development.  And this is another downstream effect of government meddling.

The real epidemic in the U.S. sapping our national wealth is not the rise of opioid use (though terrible) or the trade deficit it is diabetes and auto-immune diseases brought on by two generations of bad diet and ruinous food.

Health care and Big Pharma cost us trillions in easily avoided health problems due to the erroneous idea that human dietary needs are well-served by eating like my goats.

They aren’t.  Hell, even my goats spend most of their lives in ketosis.

This, again, is a product of government meddling into our food choices by diverting capital via farm subsidies and other bureaucratic structures built through the collective action of the ballot box.

So, a $200 million river straightening project turns into a multi-generational multi-trillion dollar loss of productive capital trying to keep people alive a little longer after a lifetime of eating like pigs being fattened for slaughter.

Okay, maybe that was the plan overall.

Rising Tides, Falling Boats

But, back to Sweden.  The results from the Swedish elections are another data point that populism is, well, popular.  The surge in popularity of the Sweden Democrats was strong enough to throw into flux the formation of a new government as support for the ruling Social Democrats has collapsed.

Where have we heard this story before?  Oh, only like all over freaking Europe.

What started with Brexit, carried across the pond to Trump, and spread to the continent in Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany which has now crossed back over the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

And still the political Left refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the concerns of voters, clinging desperately to the narrative that this is simply fringe ‘alt-right’ or ‘far-right Nazism’ rearing its head in an adolescent ab reaction to their very sensible and humanitarian policies.

They are supported in this delusion by the architects of the immigration nightmare in Europe who are quick to label anything vaguely sniffing of cultural pride as ‘extremism’ to shame apolitical and conscientious folks into staying within this failing paradigm of cultural suicide.

It is not working and thank the gods for it.

Whether the Sweden Democrats’ share of the vote is large enough for them to enter the government is irrelevant in the end.  Sweden’s political system is backward, but, hey, who am I to judge.

No one, actually, and that is the point.

The surge in popularity is what matters. And if they are excluded and things in Sweden continue as they are, then it will only serve up an even bigger voter backlash the next time they go to the polls if the government can even survive that long.

What’s is relevant is the contagion brought on by the downstream effects of one government intervention begetting a complete overhaul of the political landscape.

Europe is balkanizing.

Potential Post-EU map of Europe: Source @scottskingharry

Cultural Suicide Postponed

National cultures and community pride are sources of societal strength. The proponents of the Open Society and cultural homogenization are tone-deaf to the realities of forcing change because it is ‘the right thing to do’ or ‘the right thing to advocate.’

All it does is betray their totalitarian urge to force people they look down on to be better by first demonizing them for being racist and then acting out their own racism by forcing on their political opponents a life they do not want.

And the minute these long-suffering, abused people stand up for themselves and say, “No more” to their once peaceful communities being torn asunder by acid-throwing, gang-raping, rudderless immigrant males their reaction is to cry, “Racist!”

But that’s not working anymore.  What is working is the two-edged sword of political power.  Those that live by it will eventually hang from the rafters by it unless they willingly step aside and admit defeat with a modicum of grace and humility.

Given the reactions from the politically powerful all across Europe and the U.S. to this critical shift in the political landscape that is the last thing on their minds.

And that’s the most tragic irony of this entire period of history.  The very people who champion communitarianism and democracy as their highest ideal fear the power they have used so indiscriminately will be used against them when they lose it.

And their losses are mounting.

That’s what is inflaming their hatred and violence.  Abject terror of the backlash.  It is why this political contagion is the catalyst for global financial and economic collapse.  It’s already here in the form of emerging market upheaval. Faith in the institutions which circumscribe our lives is what props up currencies and, ultimately, asset values.

Politics got us into this mess.  It will not get us out of it.  The Great Reset is coming.  And you need to be prepared.

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          Poisoning fears as Pussy Riot member is taken to hospital in Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
Pyotr Verzilov is one of the protesters who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final.
          "This Will Be The Mother Of All Minsky Moments"      Cache   Translate Page      

Submitted by John Mauldin, via Thoughts from the Frontline

We have all had the fun as kids of going to the beach and playing in the sand. Remember taking your plastic bucket and making sandpiles? Slowly pouring the sand into ever bigger piles, until one side of the pile starts to collapse?

In his very important book Ubiquity, Why Catastrophes Happen, Mark Buchamane wrote about an experiment with sand that three physicists named Per Bak, Chao Tang, and Kurt Wiesenfeld conducted in 1987.

In their lab at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, they started building sandpiles, piling up one grain of sand at a time. It’s a slow process, so they wrote a computer program to do it. Not as much fun but a whole lot faster.

During this experiment, they learned some interesting things that can help us understand how all sorts of calamities, including market crashes, unfold.

Critical State

What is the typical size of an avalanche? After a huge number of tests with millions of grains of sand, they found out there is no typical number:

Some involved a single grain; others, ten, a hundred, or a thousand. Still others were pile-wide cataclysms involving millions that brought nearly the whole mountain down. At any time, literally anything, it seemed, might be just about to occur.

The pile was completely chaotic in its unpredictability.

Now, let’s read this next paragraph. It is important, as it creates a mental image that helps us understand the organization of the financial markets and the world economy. (emphasis mine)

To find out why [such unpredictability] should show up in their sandpile game, Bak and colleagues next played a trick with their computer. Imagine peering down on the pile from above and coloring it in according to its steepness. Where it is relatively flat and stable, color it green; where steep and, in avalanche terms, “ready to go,” color it red. What do you see? They found that at the outset, the pile looked mostly green, but that, as the pile grew, the green became infiltrated with ever more red. With more grains, the scattering of red danger spots grew until a dense skeleton of instability ran through the pile. Here then was a clue to its peculiar behavior: a grain falling on a red spot can, by domino-like action, cause sliding at other nearby red spots. If the red network was sparse, and all trouble spots were well isolated one from the other, then a single grain could have only limited repercussions. But when the red spots come to riddle the pile, the consequences of the next grain become fiendishly unpredictable. It might trigger only a few tumblings, or it might instead set off a cataclysmic chain reaction involving millions. The sandpile seemed to have configured itself into a hypersensitive and peculiarly unstable condition in which the next falling grain could trigger a response of any size whatsoever.

Scientists refer to this as a critical state. The term critical state can mean the point at which water would go to ice or steam, or the moment that critical mass induces a nuclear reaction, etc.

But to physicists, [the critical state] has always been seen as a kind of theoretical freak and sideshow, a devilishly unstable and unusual condition that arises only under the most exceptional circumstances [in highly controlled experiments].... In the sandpile game, however, a critical state seemed to arise naturally through the mindless sprinkling of grains.

So, they asked themselves, could this phenomenon show up elsewhere? In the earth’s crust, triggering earthquakes… in wholesale changes in an ecosystem… or in a stock market crash?

Fingers of Instability

The scientists found that the size and timing of an avalanche depend on what they refer to as “fingers of instability”:

[A]fter the pile evolves into a critical state, many grains rest just on the verge of tumbling, and these grains link up into “fingers of instability” of all possible lengths. While many are short, others slice through the pile from one end to the other. So, the chain reaction triggered by a single grain might lead to an avalanche of any size whatsoever, depending on whether that grain fell on a short, intermediate, or long finger of instability.

Now we come to a critical point in our discussion. Read this next excerpt with the markets in mind (again, emphasis mine, and this is critical to our understanding of markets and change. Maybe you should read it two or three times.):

In this simplified setting of the sandpile, the power law also points to something else: the surprising conclusion that even the greatest of events have no special or exceptional causes. After all, every avalanche large or small starts out the same way, when a single grain falls and makes the pile just slightly too steep at one point. What makes one avalanche much larger than another has nothing to do with its original cause, and nothing to do with some special situation in the pile just before it starts. Rather, it has to do with the perpetually unstable organization of the critical state, which makes it always possible for the next grain to trigger an avalanche of any size.

Growing Sandpile

Now, let’s couple this idea with a few other concepts.

First, economist Dr. Hyman Minsky points out that stability leads to instability. The more comfortable we get with a given condition or trend, the longer it will persist. And then when the trend fails, the more dramatic the correction.

Long-term stability produces unstable financial arrangements. If we believe that tomorrow will be the same as last week, we are more willing to add debt or postpone savings in favor of current consumption.

Thus, says Minsky, the longer the period of stability, the higher the potential risk for even greater instability when market participants must change their behavior.

Relating this to our sandpile, the longer a critical state builds up in an economy, the greater the potential for a serious “avalanche.”

As I wrote in my “Train Wreck” series, (recap here). We are adding sand to not just one inevitably collapsing sandpile, but dozens and maybe hundreds of them. They will not keep growing forever.

I explained in Part 1 of that series, “Credit-Driven Train Wreck,” how a liquidity crisis will probably set off the chain of events that end in the Great Reset.

Which particular sandpile will fall first? It could be many, but I think high-yield corporate debt is the most likely. Millions of investors think they can collect those juicy yields and then be able to sell when trouble appears.

I think the mother of all Minsky moments is building. It will not be an instant sandpile collapse, but instead take years because we have $500 trillion of debt to work through.

Remember, that debt just can’t be pooped away. It is both money somebody owes and an asset on somebody else’s balance sheet. We can’t just take that away without huge consequences to culture and society.

But the fingers of instability, the total credit system, are seemingly growing with more red sand dots every month. All are inextricably linked. One day, another Thailand or Russia or something else (it makes no difference which) will start the cascade.


          Trump signs order to enable sanctions for U.S. election meddling      Cache   Translate Page      
Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

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Facing pressure from lawmakers to beef up election security, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would impose sanctions on any foreign person or country that attempts to interfere in U.S. elections. The move follows repeated criticism of the White House response to Russian-backed interference in the 2016 presidential election. The new order sets up a framework for intelligence agencies to investigate whether foreign actors are attempting to influence any aspect of the electoral process. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats would turn over any significant findings of interference to the attorney general and the secretary of homeland security. Those departments would then determine whether to move ahead with sanctions. Punishments could include the blocking of assets in the United States, and the State and Treasury departments could also seek more expansive sanctions, such as curtailing access to U.S. financial institutions. "We felt it was important to
          Russian pleads guilty in U.S. to operating Kelihos botnet      Cache   Translate Page      
A Russian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. federal court in Connecticut to criminal hacking charges stemming from his operation of the Kelihos botnet, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

          Vector      Cache   Translate Page      

New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian emigre poised to lash out at the adoptive nation he believes has denied him the American Dream. A former technician in the Soviet biological weapons system, Biopreparat, Yuri possesses the knowledge to wreck havoc in his new home. But before he executes his planned vengeance, he experiments first on his suspicious live-in girlfriend, then on a few poor-tipping fares.

Dr. Jack Stapleton and Dr. Laurie Montgomery (both last seen in Chromosome 6) begin to witness some unusual cases in their capacity as forensic pathologists in the city's medical examiner's office: a young, healthy black woman dies of respiratory failure, a Greek immigrant succumbs to a sudden, overwhelming pneumonia. At the same time, the pair are pressured from above to focus on a high-profile string of suspicious deaths of prisoners in police custody. When an unexpected breakthrough persuades Jack that these seemingly unrelated deaths are really connected murders, his colleagues and superiors are skeptical. Only Laurie is somewhat convinced. But the question soon becomes whether the pair will solve the puzzle before Yuri unleashes into the streets of New York the ultimate terror: a modern bioweapon.


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The week-long Vostok (East) 2018 manoeuvres span vast expanses of Siberia and the Far East, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans.
          Weigl bestätigt Interesse von PSG       Cache   Translate Page      

Julian Weigl will seinen verloren gegangenen Stammplatz bei Borussia Dortmund zurückerobern.

Um sich dieses Ziel zu verwirklichen, erteilte er Paris Saint-Germain und seinem ehemaligen Trainer Thomas Tuchel nach eigenen Angaben in der abgelaufenen Transferperiode eine Absage. 

"Es gab von meiner Seite aus keine Bereitschaft, den BVB in diesem Sommer zu verlassen", sagte Weigl der Sport Bild

Unter dem neuen BVB-Coach Lucien Favre wartet der 23-Jährige in dieser Saison noch auf seinen ersten Einsatz für die Schwarz-Gelben.


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Ilkay Gündogan sieht sich offenbar langfristig bei Manchester City.

Wie die Sun berichtet, stehen in Kürze Gespräche zwischen dem deutschen Nationalspieler und dem englischen Meister über eine Vertragsverlängerung an. Gündogan soll bereits signalisiert haben, über sein Vertragsende im Sommer 2020 hinaus bleiben zu wollen. 

"Ilkay ist glücklich hier, der Klub würde ihn gerne halten", wird ein Vereinsinsider von dem englischen Boulevardblatt zitiert: "Es gibt zwar Interesse an ihm, aber er wird vermutlich bleiben."

Allen voran der FC Barcelona, aber auch der AC Mailand und "einige Klubs aus der Bundesliga" buhlen laut der Sun um den ehemaligen Mittelfeldspieler von Borussia Dortmund. Gündogan, 27, fühle sich unter den Fittichen von Pep Guardiola aber zu wohl, um einen Tapetenwechsel in Erwägung zu ziehen.


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A member of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning.
          The Paradox of Liberal Fascination with an Article V Convention      Cache   Translate Page      

     The drive to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution is being driven primarily by various groups positioning themselves on the Right.  They say they seek to add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, to impose term limits, or more broadly to curtail federal power.  Other groups on the Right have been deeply critical of these groups, wondering how one can claim to be a conservative and yet take such a cavalier approach toward opening up our Constitution. 

     But some groups on the Left are also seeking an Article V convention.  They generally frame their efforts as trying to strengthen democracy.  The most organized of them seeks to overturn Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United.  Occasionally progressives also call for an Article V convention to eliminate the Electoral College or to curtail the disproportionate power of small states through the U.S. Senate. 

     The notion of calling an Article V convention to improve democracy is deeply paradoxical.  Far from being the salvation of democracy, an Article V convention is one of the least democratic features of our Constitution.  Of all the means of achieving legal change in this country, it is one of the least affected by one-person-one-vote and perhaps the most vulnerable to the corrosive effects of corporate and foreign political money. 

     Consider first one-person-one-vote.  In Federalist No. 22, Alexander Hamilton wrote that “Every idea of proportion and every rule of fair representation conspire to condemn a principle, which gives to Rhode Island an equal weight in the scale of power with Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or New York; and to Delaware an equal voice in the national deliberations with Pennsylvania, or Virginia, or North Carolina. Its operation contradicts the fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that the sense of the majority should prevail.”  Our Constitution represents a mix of arrangements distributing political power by population and ones giving that depart from this “fundamental maxim” by giving smaller states weight equal to that of larger ones.  The U.S. Supreme Court’s one-person-one-votedecisionsof the 1960s made our country more democratic by requiring districts of equal size where population is the basis for representation.

     Although the Electoral College gives smaller states power disproportionate to their populations, the effect is limited:  over eighty percent of electoral votes are apportioned by population.  Thus, although the winner of a thin plurality of the popular vote can lose the Electoral College – and did in 2000 and 2016 – a solid majority of the popular vote is all but assured of translating into the presidency. 

     Ordinary legislation requires a majority in the House of Representatives, whose seats are apportioned among the states by population, as well as the approval of a President elected on a basis that gives much more weight to the outcomes in more populous states.  The traditional route for amending the Constitu­tion through Article V requires that any proposed amendment garner two-thirds support in the House. 

     By contrast, one-person-one-vote plays very little role in amending the Constitution through an Article V convention.  Two-thirds of the states must ask Congress to call such a convention, but in that process Wyoming’s request counts just as much as California’s.  The Constitution does not tell us how votes will be allocated within a convention, but Article V proponents claiming to be on the Right are adamant that states will have equal votes, as they do in the Senate.  Only the dreamiest of optimists would believe that population-weighted voting will prevail in a convention with thirty-three states having below-average populations and thus weakened by such a system.  Even when it was much more liberal than it is today, the Supreme Court made clear that the process of amending the Constitution is a political question into which it will not intervene.  And, assuming the convention adheres to Article V, the ratification process, too, will give equal weight to the decisions of each state, regardless of population. 

     Concerns about the corrosive influence of money are even greater in an Article V convention.  As flawed as our campaign finance and lobbying laws are, we at least have somelaws regulating money’s role in elections and legislatures’ deliberations.  Because we have never had an Article V convention, many of those laws were not drafted with a thought to curbing corrupt efforts to influence the selection and decisions of delegates.  A convention will be a one-time event, tempting many shadowy players to decide that the benefits of going all-out to capture such a convention are worth the risk that laws may be interpreted to proscribe their actions – especially because any interpretive ambiguities will allow them to argue lack of criminal intent.  Even if Congress were inclined to try – which seems unlikely – regulating efforts to corrupt a one-time convention is vastly more difficult than regulating recurrent activity like political campaigns and lobbying.  Should the Supreme Court find unconstitutional any attempts at regulating money’s role in influencing a convention, Congress would have no time to try again. 

     In Federalist No. 22, Hamilton also urged Americans to be ever-vigilant against “foreign corruption” of our democracy.  If we hold an Article V convention, we can be sure that Vladimir Putin is not throwing away his shot.  The problems with foreign financial and other intervention in an Article V convention would be orders of magnitude greater than anything we have experienced to date.  If Putin was willing to devote substantial resources, and take considerable risks, to undermine confidence in western democracy with polarizing social media posts and dirty tricks, we can only imagine how eager he would be to insert divisive poison pills into the U.S. Constitution.  Putin demonstrated his interest in constitutional questions with his intervention against the European Union in the Brexit referendum.  As troubling as it is to think of our country being governed by a Siberian Candidate, that is far better than living permanently under a Siberian Constitution. 

     But potential foreign intervention is not limited to Russia.  One can imagine China seeking amend­ments to the Constitution’s provisions on intellectual property or funneling money to domestic critics of the Federal Reserve to hobble U.S. monetary policy.  Countries critical of us for allowing parodies of the Prophet Muhammad might seek modifications to the First Amendment to remove protection for perceived blasphemy.  Multinational corporations already achieved many of their top priorities in December’s tax cut legislation, but they still could try to constitutionalize rules preventing the U.S. from reaching income artificially assigned to foreign tax havens. 

     Advocates of strengthening democracy through an Article V convention insist that this country’s problems are so severe that we must take the risk that a convention poses to civil rights and civil liberties.  But arguing that reforming our current electoral process is an emergency implies that we should maximize the chances that it gets done.  And an Article V convention is about the least likely means of achieving that. 

     Because Citizens United and other campaign finance decisions were the product of a closely divided Supreme Court, that Court can be changed by a series of presidential appointments over time.  This necessitates winning the presidency and (these days) maintaining a majority in the U.S. Senate.  Winning a majority in the Senate, obviously, requires carrying at least 25 states (or splitting two for every one short of 25 that is fully carried).  Winning the presidency requires even less:  President Obama won 26 states against Governor Romney.  Had his close wins in Florida and Ohio gone the other way – leaving him with only a minority of the states – he still would have had a solid Electoral College majority. 

     By contrast, if a convention follows the ratification process under Article V, any change would require approval of thirty-eight state legislatures or state conventions.  That means that just thirteen could block ratification.  Yet in eighteen states, Hillary Clinton received less than 40% of the vote.  Thus, not only would proponents of liberal constitutional change need to secure ratification from all states where she crossed the 40% mark – a group including states such as Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas – they also would have to pick up five states that voted more than three-to-two against Senator Clinton.  If any of the states where Senator Clinton reached 40% does not ratify, proponents would need even more deep-red states.  Advocates of these measures claim to be non-partisan, but they have demonstrated little support even in many light-blue and purple states she won, much less in states where she was buried.  Any re­forms to weaken the Senate would require ratification by more than twenty states that are proportionately better-represented there than in the House.

     Much of the rhetoric supporting an Article V convention from all of its advocates romanticizes the delegates as true representatives of The People whom we should expect to rescue us from the corrupt institutions of Washington.  Yet nothing in the Constitution requires that delegates to an Article V convention be selected by states’ voters.  Indeed, we have every reason to expect state legislators to appoint themselves to the prestigious, powerful and attention-getting role of convention delegates.  (Even if a few states did allow voters to choose their delegates, state politicians have the campaigning skills, the name recognition, the organization, and the ability to raise funds quickly that will be necessary to win a dele­gate election called on short notice.)  If you think you would like an assembly of ambitious state legisla­tors from around the country, you should adore Con­gress:  almost halfof its Members are former state legislators.  Those delegates hoping to leverage their positions to run for higher office will be particularly attentive to the wishes of potential donors to those campaigns.

     If election reform is crucial, then avoiding the doomed Article V convention process is crucial, too.  Put another way, the enormous risks of calling an Article V convention – including the possibility that it would entrench Citizens United in the Constitution’s text – must be compared with the extremely remote chance that a convention would accomplish anything positive. 

     Liberal enchantment with calling an Article V convention is the latest manifestation of an unfortunate preference for political get-rich-quick schemes over the hard work of organizing, persuading, and compromising through the electoral process.  Just as Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is awakening many people to the limited potential for overcoming hostile legislatures and executives through the courts, some are embracing an Article V convention as the new silver bullet.  (Recurrent fascination with impeachment and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment – always detached from an appreciation of how many Republican votes either approach would require even if Democrats sweep November’s elections – is another manifestation of this magical thinking.)  Unfortunately, our nation is in a very deep hole that we took a long time to dig.  Just as law reform litigation was never going to render irrelevant the electorate’s choice of leaders disinter­ested in poverty, civil rights, civil liberties, and the environment, an Article V convention will not cure the very real pathologies of our democracy.  Indeed, it is far more likely to make them worse. 

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by srd5090

I have a few games covering the Russian Civil War. This one, SPI/S&T Russian Civil War, and soon I will have Triumph of Chaos 2nd Edition. Up until now I haven't played any of them and the conflict has alluded me in my readings on history. I hope to rectify that soon with a few choice books picked out.

This session report (spread across multiple postings within one thread) is a chronicle of my first solo play of the game. I have tried to read through the rules a good bit but I suspect I will still miss something important or make bad moves due to inexperience with this particular game.

For the uninitiated, the Russian Civil War was the conflict that saw the rise of the Soviet Union in the post-WWI chaos in Russia. This game has two 'sides': the Reds, comprising of the forces of Lenin, Trotsky, etc. and the Whites, pro-Monarchy or anti-Bolshevik forces including support from the Allies of WWI and even the potential Poland.

In this game the Whites are represented by factions that are activated one at a time in different theaters of the conflict. They can stack more efficiently (which impacts battles in weird ways, more on that later). They also activate with a certain amount of certainty. Their weakness is their dependence on Allied Intervention Forces, bad replacement rates, and a general numeric inferiority over the course of the game. The Reds by comparison have great replacements rates but start off a bit dysfunctional. Activations are by front, and in the early game some fronts will simply not be activated. Their stacking isn't quite as good either. They have numbers via replacements and can't be a bit more reckless, though perhaps not strength of quality. Quantity is a quality all its own, etc. Additionally, the Reds benefit from a centralized rail network around Moscow and relatively safe internal lines at game start.

Here is the game at set-up:



Right away I will say the game could have done a better job providing set-up directions via some play aid but I managed with the assistance of the VASSAL module.

The general situation is that there are no forces west of the Occupation Line (WWI is technically still going on until Strategic Turn B). The Reds command the center of the map from Moscow with force sporadically spread out amongst a large number of Red controlled cities. The Whites start off with a few forces near the Urals and the Caucuses/East-Ukraine. The Whites will get a bunch of reinforcements and possibilities at Strategic Turn B, but for now must make do.

I will point out that since this game seems weighted against the Whites I will be using the optional rules 21.1, 21.2, and 21.3. These provide stronger rallied units for the Whites at game-start, allows the Whites the first two activations, and no replacements on Strategic Turn A which mostly benefits the Reds I think. I will NOT use 21.4, at least for the time being. The Reds have enough advantages but if things are going crazy I'll consider popping it in. There are some interesting Optional house Rules here on BGG but I'm sticking with this for now as I get my feet wet.

So how does one win this game?

The Whites:

The Whites can win an automatic victory (checked during a strategic turn not normal turns) by depriving the Reds of important hexes. The rulebook is a bit funky in terms of wording so to clarify (my interpretation anyway) the game states would need to be thus:

1. The Reds control Moscow but only one other resource city.
2. The Reds lose control of Moscow.

The first game-state is unlikely to happen. I don't see a game happening where the Reds are rolled back so bad they only have Moscow and one other resource. Maybe in a rare case, but the Whites can really entertain this fantasy. The latter game-state, however, is a bit more reasonable. If the Whites are able to carefully manage their forces, a decisive strike at the heart of the revolution could disrupt the network of the revolutionaries, destroy their leadership, etc. This would be a very historical outcome. That said, there would undoubtedly be many Red soldiers between any competent White army and Moscow.

Alternatively the Whites can also win by keeping the Reds from reaching their victory condition in the campaign game. This means holding on, tooth and nail, to resource cities, Poland, etc. This victory would reflect the Reds still dominating Russia but that the Whites performed better then history, or as good as history. Less flashy of a win, but a win for a player nonetheless.

In terms of strategy it is unclear how to best marshal the White forces. Gambling too much too early for an automatic win could leave the Whites drained and make certain the Reds reach victory before the campaign ends. The Whites Player half of my brain will likely just have to play it by ear and look for opportunities as they come up.


The Reds:

Playing the full campaign the Reds are on a time limit. They can only win by attaining one of their automatic victory conditions. The conditions are variations of "control all the important stuff":

1. Control every city on the map outside Poland and the Baltic Republics - AKA The Motherland Route
2. Control every resource city on the map and has conquered Poland - AKA Eastern Europe is Good Enough Route.

While these need to be attained by the end of the game, that is a decent amount of time to work with. It would seem a diligent, patient expansion would be key here. Shut down White factions individually, slowly taking control of the various regions. The status of Poland and whether it needs conquering is something that can be determined mid-game. Having not played before I am unsure of which of these options is the easiest. Will need to see.

Additional Strategy Thoughts

The Whites:

I've been writing this slowly, some days between writing these sections. This has allowed me to ponder strategy for quite awhile. One of the things that really sticks out as a statement on the balance of this game is that there are distinct threads on White strategy here on BGG but less so for the Reds. I think this is because the Reds strategy is more straight forward and obvious, common sense. It is the Whites that require really careful thoughts and planning. Since such thought has been put into those threads I will make use of them myself to see how effective they are. Maybe not 100% to the letter but we'll see how it goes. The threads I am looking at are 'Whites! in Reds!' and 'White Game Scale Strategy'. One thing that would be nice to have occur is to retain the Allies as long as possible while also getting Poland involved. They come in more easily after Allied Withdrawal but it is possible to get them in earlier.

The Reds:

Nothing fancy here. Again, it seems obvious to slowly expand, take out factions individually if possible. Wear out the Whites since they have lower replacement ability. I don't think there is much of a trick here. Maybe make sure not to ignore Poland or invite their invasion due to no units near the border. The game will get progressively easier for the Reds as the game goes on I think, once more leaders enter from events.

I'll also mention that I'm using an appropriately colored 'party cup' as my randomizer for ACT chits.



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Operational Turn 1

Not technically part of Turn 1 but part of set-up, we roll for the Tsar being alive or dead. It is a 1 in 6 chance he survives. The advantage of him being alive is a bonus to rallying White units. Unfortunately for the Whites the die roll leaves him dead as was in history. Such a low chance of him surviving I wonder why we bother?

Initiative: Whites have initiative on Turn 1 by default.

Random Events: Here we roll 2 dice, first for the non-initiative player (the Reds) then the initiative player, yielding a random event. For the Reds they receive an armored train, not a bad pull. It is placed in Piatigorsk with a Red Infantry unit, to better protect against the large force of fully rallied White units there. The optional rules made those white units full strength rather than flipped by default. The Whites get a choice of an amphibious chit or a cavalry raid chit. Neither seem particularly useful at the moment, honestly. Whites choose the cavalry raid chit and hold on to it for now. Maybe an opportunity will present itself later.

Makhno Allegiance Phase: We skip this until Turn B. Governs if the Makhno unit is 'red' or 'white' for the turn. This reflects the fact the historical Makhno forces were hostile to both the Reds and Whites.

Strategic Movement Phase: Skipped on Turn 1.

Action Phase: This is the meat of operational turns. We will pull activation chits until we are empty. The first step here is determining what chits are available to go into our cup. I should point out that the White player, as the initiative player, gets to pick one chit to be used for the first activation. But since we are using the optional rules, they seem to indicate the White player gets to pick the first two chits on Turn 1. The obvious choices are the AFSR chit and the Siberian chit. The only con here being that it will leave a lot of other markers for the Reds to use in sequence, but it may not really matter. So those two chits are left out of the cup. This means the North & Islamic chit and the AIF chit will go into the cup. For the Reds, they automatically get the Field Staff chit, plus any fronts that have leaders (right now none), then two chits for fronts with no leaders. Since the Field Staff chit activates any front not already activated, it makes sense to use it to activate a front we don't put a chit in for to maximize areas activated. Otherwise we would use it to increase the likelihood of activating a particular front earlier in a turn. If we use it for a front we put a chit in for, when that chit comes up it is discarded. Since we know the Whites will use the Siberians to try and grab the Gold resource, the East Front chit is put in. Expecting action against the AFSR, the South Front chit is also added. What front the Field Staff chit is used for will depend on the circumstances. Finally, the logistics chit is also added. If this is pulled we will check for supply and rallying mostly. A well timed pull of this chit can leave units out of supply and losing a step.

So, now it is finally time to get down to business. The cup and both shaken AND stirred, and set aside as the Whites activate the Siberians. I use the strategy for taking the Gold in the strategy threads here on BGG. 2nd Czech, Komuch, and Kappel go for the Gold in Kazan. Only other movement is a Cossack unit goes to Samara. No idea if it was worth it but it needs something to defend it so whatever.

On to Kazan, combat in this game is weird. The game puts emphasis on the number of units attacking and defending which isn't so strange, but it also relies on manpower differentials. It is some representation of bodies involved and logistical/operational capability. First we commit air or naval units, of which there are none right now. Then we get the combat adds via comparing total manpower. It is 4 White to 1 Red, which shifts one column left for the defending Red City, to 3 to 1. Then we calculate modifiers. A red garrison here defending by itself seems to have a -2 modifier (not good). The Whites have a +6 from all the units attacking. THEN we roll dice, BUT the die roll is multiplied by the number of units you are using, which is then modified by those bonuses/penalties. Stick with me here. The Whites roll a 3, multiplied by 3, is 9. Plus 6 is 15. The Reds roll a 6, multiplied by 1, is 6. Minus 2 is 4. Okay NOW, we subtract the defenders final value here from the attackers final value. We get a combat differential of 11. We cross reference 11 with our 3:1 odds. The result is a 'DR'. This means all defending units are disordered and all units retreat. Garrisons can't retreat and would be eliminated, but garrisons are only one-step units anyway so the disorder gets rid of them regardless. The Whites win! I will not go into this level of detail for every fight. But worth showing the process. It is quite involved. At least compared to games where it is a few die roll modifiers and a simple die roll. The Czech unit and Komuch advance into Kazan and take control of the Gold.

Now for the AFSR. The Armored Train nearby is only effective on attacks so it makes sense to try to knock out the units in Piatigorsk. We also need to try to free up the Cossack unit in Petrovsk. I'm not willing to try for Tsaritsyn just yet. I move the 3 division units out in such a way to make retreats difficult for the Red unit. No other units are moved. Looking now I realize the Red units near the Trans-Caucasus all start out of supply. If we can hurt the unit in this attack then we could see it disappear due to a logistics chit pull if we only disorder it. The manpower comparison isn't good though, 3 to 5 which reduces to 1 to 2, which is shifted for the city to 1 to 3. The end result is a adR. One White unit is disordered. The Red infantry is disordered and retreats towards Petrovsk. The armored train unit needs to retreat but can only be on rail hexes and the only available rail-hex is blocked by a White ZOC. So it goes poof. One full strength White unit advances into the city taking control of it.

Something I haven't touched on much is the need to be grabbing resource hexes to delay Allied Withdrawal. I need to have 3 or more by Strategy Turn C. Then 4 on D, and so on. To meet this I need to be steadily making gains as the Whites, something unlikely to keep occurring. The Gold is one, then we have Simbirsk and Izhevsk. I believe there are 12 total, but a fair number in Ukraine. When that area opens up (West of the Occupation Line) on Turn B, it will be a mad dash to grab and defend them.

Okay! Now the first random chit pull. It is the North and Islamic Force chit. Not much to be done with the one Islamic army. It is move towards Merv. Looking at the map I don't actually see any Northern Faction units for the Whites right now. The brown shaded unit are AIF. I believe we will get North army force at Turn B. Next chit! The Reds get their Field Staff chit. Unfortunate to get it now. The reality is I don't see what the Reds can do anywhere else right now but the South and East. In the South, if the logistics chit is pull we could see an army lost or disordered. If we act now we can try to pull them out. So the Reds activate the South Front, knowing the South chit will be useless. The units in peril move 3 hexes, just enough to get them adjacent to a rail-hex leading back to interior Red lines. Enough to be in supply now. Some other units in the area are moved up, Tsaritsyn remains garrisoned with a unit. The next chit is the AIF chit. Since the AIF can't attack with the event, they can merely move into better positions. So some slight movements are made, nothing major. I'd like to aggregate my AIF forces in the North. The South chit is drawn in discarded.

The logistics chit is drawn next. Logistics chits cause the White player to check supply, take disorders hits as needed, then in supply disordered units may attempt to rally and recover a step. Once done the Red player does the same. All White units appear to be in supply. The rallying is pretty abysmal. Only two AIF units manage to rally, both of them in the North. All red units appear to be in supply. Amazingly enough the only Red unit to rally is the one that was disordered in combat in the South.

The final chit is the Red East marker. The guidance for the Whites regarding taking Kazan and leaving Kappel South fo the city seems to be very effective. Hard to find the right attack vector. The 2nd and 5th Red Armies attack Kazan while the First attacks Kappel. I think I will do the Kappel fight first so if there is an advancement ZOCs might lock down the area. Both sides roll snake eyes, leading to a DR result. Kappel takes a hit and moves back two hexes, remaining in supply. The attack on Kazan fail, with a result of 'ad'. Disorders occur but it looks like the Whites will hold the Gold for the strategic movement next operational turn.

Well that is the end of turn 1.

Strategic Turn A
No victory check necessary really. No allied Withdrawal either. Whites get the AFSR army unit, which I put in Ekaterinodar. The Reds get 4 disordered units. I place them near Ukraine, except one that goes into Astrakhan. I have no idea if this is a good move or not, I just know grabbing Ukrainian territory will be useful. There are no replacements on this turn due to the optional rules, but it is redundant as no units have been eliminated anyhow.

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Skripalide väidetavad mürgitajad Aleksander Petrov ja Ruslan Boširov Inglismaal kaupluse aknaid uurimas, Daily Maili veebist.

Briti politsei jõudis pärast mitu kuud kestnud intensiivset uurimist lõpuks järeldusele, et Sktipalide mürgitamises on süüdi need kaks meest, väidetavad Vene sõjaväeluure GRU agendid, kes selles videos Salisbury's poe vaateakent uurivad.

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Mehed olid enne seda käinud Inglismaal korduvalt. Väidetavalt aga selleks, et hilisema kuriteo jälgi peita.

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by mauvefox

I have a disordered army with a flotilla/train stacked with it. I move the army to the rear and replace it with another full-strength unit during strategic movement. The rules say the flotilla/train has to operationally move with other units, but am I correct in thinking its stacked units can strategically move without eliminating the flotilla/train?
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Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с плавленым сыром

Очень сытный, нежный и ароматный куриный суп, не требующий много времени для приготовления. Рецепт супа с плавленым сыром очень прост, но замечательный вкус супчика оценят даже злостные «нелюбители» первых блюд. Отличный вариант для ужина всей семьей.

 куриное филе, сыр плавленый, вермишель, картофель, лук репчатый, морковь, зелень, масло сливочное
 
Фото к рецепту: Чихиртма (куриный суп по-грузински)

Сегодня в нашем обеденном меню грузинский куриный суп, который называется чихиртма. Рецептура этого блюда проста, поэтому с реализацией рецепта справится даже начинающий повар.

 курица, яйцо куриное, лимон, лук репчатый, мука пшеничная, масло растительное, зелень петрушки, соль, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Любимый суп

Вкусный куриный суп с помидорами и сметаной готовится из доступных продуктов, а результат потрясающий.

 куриные окорочка, картофель, помидоры, лук репчатый, сметана, зелень, масло растительное, соль, перец, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с вермишелью

Куриный суп с вермишелью - первое блюдо, которое с удовольствием скушают и дети, и взрослые. Рецепт супа из куриного филе настолько прост, что приготовить такой суп сможет даже начинающий кулинар.

 куриное филе, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, вермишель, лавровый лист, соль, перец чёрный молотый, масло растительное, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Авголемоно (греческий куриный суп)

Необычное сочетание яйца и лимона превращает тривиальный куриный суп в эксклюзивный! Приготовьте суп авголемоно хотя бы раз и приобщитесь к традиционной греческой кухне! Это очень вкусно!

 курица, вода, лавровый лист, соль, паста, лимон, яйцо куриное, петрушка
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп "Затирка" по семейному старинному рецепту

Сегодня делюсь с вами семейным рецептом супа "Затирка". Затирка - это небольшие шарики теста разного диаметра от 5-6 мм и до мельчайших, похожие на небольшие шлифованные камешки. Тесто затирается. Поэтому и называется суп "Затирка". Суп получается очень вкусным, сытным и наваристым! Довольно прост в приготовлении, но нужно знать 3 секрета или правила! Этими секретами я сегодня с вами и поделюсь!

 курица, картофель, соль, масло подсолнечное, масло сливочное, лук репчатый, мука, яйца, молоко, соль, мука
 
Фото к рецепту: Мексиканский куриный суп

Для такого мексиканского супа понадобятся консервированные острые помидоры, кукуруза, тыква, сладкий и острый перец, куриное филе.

 помидоры консервированные, куриное филе, кукуруза, тыква, перец болгарский красный, лук репчатый, масло растительное, перец чили, кумин, бульон куриный, кинза
 
Фото к рецепту: Бозартма из курицы

Легкий, быстрый в приготовлении и очень вкусный куриный суп. Рецепт азербайджанской кухни.

 курица, картофель, лук репчатый, масло сливочное, лавровый лист, соль, перец чёрный молотый, зелень петрушки, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп с куриными сердечками

Суп из куриных сердечек и бедрышек, с гречневой крупой, - простое и сытное блюдо, которое часто выручает, когда нужно быстро и вкусно накормить семью. Гречневая крупа очень удачно сочетается с курицей. Попробуйте приготовить этот суп, и домашние непременно его оценят по достоинству.

 сердце куриное, Куриные бедрышки, крупа гречневая, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, чеснок, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный молотый, зелень петрушки
 
Фото к рецепту: Азиатский куриный суп с лапшой

Куриный суп готовится в мультиварке (медленноварке), с добавлением лапши, зеленого горошка и соевого соуса.

 Куриные бедрышки, морковь, вино красное сухое, соус соевый, уксус рисовый, имбирь, перец чёрный молотый, бульон куриный, вода, лапша, горох зеленый стручки, соус соевый
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп с курицей, овощами и яйцами

Предлагаю Вам очень простой рецепт вкусного супа с курицей, овощами и яйцами.

 курица, картофель, лук репчатый, лук зелёный, перец болгарский, морковь, корень петрушки, чеснок, яйца, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный молотый
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриные щи с грибами и лапшой

Очень вкусный и сытный суп, второе блюдо не понадобится. Рецепт куриных щей с грибами придумала сама и была приятно удивлена. :)

 куриные окорочка, шампиньоны, капуста, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, помидоры, лапша, лук-порей, чеснок, укроп, соль, перец, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Латинский куриный суп

Этот супчик готовится из крупно нарезанных овощей и мяса. Половина картофеля разминается и высыпается в бульон. Таким образом суп получается не прозрачным, а наваристым.

 курица, корень сельдерея, морковь, лук, кинза, лавровый лист, перец чёрный горошком, картофель, кукуруза, соль, сок лайма, кинза, сухарики, лайм
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп из куриной печени

Вычитала очередной примитивный рецепт на скорую руку и решила попробовать. Во-первых, довольно просто. Во-вторых, вкусно. В-третьих, полезно. Всегда получается много, так что кормить можно всех долго.

 печень куриная, рис, масло растительное, лук репчатый, чеснок, бульон куриный, зелень, перец, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с помидорами

Куриный суп с помидорами и макаронами - суп, который согреет душу. Готовится в мультиварке.

 курица, куриная грудка, помидоры, морковь, лук репчатый, макароны, яйца, зелень укропа, масло оливковое, масло подсолнечное
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп с курицей, овощами и фасолью

Вкусный и пряный суп с курицей, овощами, фасолью и специями! Быстрый пошаговый рецепт. Этот согревающий зимний суп растопит ваше сердце!

 куриное филе, фасоль, перец болгарский красный, помидоры, морковь, лук репчатый, чеснок, масло растительное, пряности, паприка, зелень петрушки, соль, перец
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с перловкой и цветной капустой

Люблю курочку. Хорош на первое куриный суп, да не простой. А с овощами.

 куриные окорочка, морковь, перловка, лук репчатый, картофель, специи, соль, перец, масло растительное, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп "Кудрявый"

Щавель, чечевица и яйцо - основные ингредиенты этого ароматнейшего супчика. Это суп моего детства, летом постоянно просила маму приготовить, а сейчас и сама способна на это.)))

 чечевица, куриная грудинка, картофель, щавель, яйца, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Юрма

Юрма – древнерусское первое блюдо, которое готовится из двух видов бульона: куриного и рыбного. В необычный, но очень вкусный суп мы добавим кнели из курицы и отварную рыбу. Приготовьте такой суп, и он обязательно станет одним из ваших любимых.

 филе рыбы, куриное филе, сельдерей черешковый, лук репчатый, лук зелёный, яйца, крупа манная, чеснок, укроп, петрушка, куркума, соль, перец чёрный горошком, лавровый лист
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриная похлебка по-черногорски

Вкусная похлебка с овощами и шампиньонами на курином бульоне. А к ней - не менее вкусные гренки с сыром.

 курица, шампиньоны, картофель, морковь, корень петрушки, масло сливочное, перец болгарский, соль, перец чёрный молотый, маслины, зелень петрушки, хлеб для тостов...
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп с куриными фрикадельками и кольраби

Вкусный, легкий и достаточно сытный суп. Готовится суп с куриными фрикадельками быстро.

 фарш куриный, картофель, корень петрушки, корень сельдерея, морковь, лук репчатый, кольраби, масло сливочное, соль, перец чёрный молотый, приправа, карри...
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с омлетом и спагетти

Готовится суп с жареным под грилем куриным филе, спагетти и омлетом.

 куриное филе, яйца, спагетти, вода, петрушка, бульон куриный, соль, перец чёрный молотый
 
Фото к рецепту: Cуп из куриных сердец

Куриные сердца, рецепт приготовления которых здесь предлагается, продукт экономичный, полезный и быстро приготавливаемый, так что суп с куриным сердцем не потребует от вас много времени и средств.

 вода, сердце куриное, грибы свежие, грибы, лук зелёный, картофель, перец душистый горошком, гвоздика, вино белое полусладкое, масло оливковое, перец, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп крестьянский

Предлагаем вам включить в обеденное меню крестьянский суп. Нетрудно догадаться, что такое называние первое блюдо получило благодаря использованию простых и доступных ингредиентов. Наш вариант - это крестьянский суп на курином бульоне. Кушанье получается сытным и наваристым.

 курица, пшено, картофель, зелень, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Быстрый куриный суп с макаронами

Быстро и без особых усилий можно сварить на обед вкусный куриный суп с макаронами.

 куриная грудка, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, макароны, вермишель, масло растительное, соль, перец, зелень, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Китайский бульон с рисовой лапшой

Простой и очень вкусный куриный бульон с лапшой. Можно сварить с обыкновенными макаронами, с фунчозой.

 куриное филе, соус соевый, херес, перец чёрный молотый, лук зелёный, шампиньоны, лапша, бульон куриный, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Итальянский куриный суп

Готовится итальянский сливочный суп с куриным филе, вермишелью и кукурузой.

 куриное филе, вермишель, кукуруза консервированная, бульон куриный, сливки, крахмал кукурузный, молоко, соль, перец чёрный молотый
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с клецками из манки

Люблю разные супчики, знаю много разных рецептов. Для вас - ароматный куриный суп с клецками из манки.

 курица, лук репчатый, морковь, соль, перец, лук зелёный, лавровый лист, яйца, крупа манная, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп "Холостяцкий" из курицы

Как приготовить суп на курином бульоне, чтобы он получился прозрачным и вкусным, при этом потратив минимум времени и усилий. Суп "Холостяцкий" из курицы - простое первое блюдо для любого, даже не умеющего совсем готовить, человека.

 цыпленок, курица, лук репчатый, картофель, морковь, чеснок, зелень укропа, зелень петрушки, макароны, соль, перец горошком, лавровый лист, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп с гречневыми галушками

Вся изюминка этого супа, конечно, в галушках. А они нежные и вкусные, со специфическим гречишным вкусом. Суп варится на курином бульоне, но вместо куриного мяса я потом кладу в тарелку обжаренную куриную печень. Это намного вкуснее, чем просто варить ее в бульоне.

 курица, лук-порей, морковь, картофель, печень куриная, масло сливочное, зелень петрушки, соль, перец чёрный молотый, мука гречневая, соль, соль, вода, мука пшеничная
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп "Строганов" с курицей и шампиньонами

Рецепт густого и сытного супа "Строганов", который обладает насыщенным вкусом и ароматом. Приятный, согревающий супчик для осени.

 Куриные бедрышки, перец болгарский красный, шампиньоны, сметана, лук репчатый, мука, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный молотый, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Куриный суп

Предлагаю Вам рецепт простого и вкусного супа из домашней курочки и овощей с грядки. Такой супчик готовится легко и быстро! Он приносит много удовольствия и тепла в хмурые осенние дни.

 курица, картофель, лук репчатый, морковь, укроп, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный молотый, лавровый лист
 
Фото к рецепту: Суп "Куриная радость" с клецками и цветной капустой

Отличный куриный суп на обед. Просто, вкусно, дешево. Овощи, клецки из манки и куриные крылышки - отличное сочетание.

 куриные крылышки, вода, крупа манная, яйцо куриное, капуста цветная, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, зелень, перец чёрный молотый, соль
 
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Pyotr Verzilov is one of the protesters who staged a pitch invasion during the World Cup final.
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Russian news reports say he's in grave condition
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The Pixel 3 XL may be the most reliably leaked smartphone of 2018. It's been seen on a train, it's been accidentally left in a car, appeared in about a half dozen hotels and airports, and it's even been reviewed by a Russian blog that managed to get one of a handful of stolen units that showed up in Ukraine. So much has leaked about the phone that essentially all of that wonderful pre-launch mystery has been sapped, and a sobering (if predictable) reality has set in: Google's next phone is not really all that different from any other phone released in 2018.

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WinRAR 5.61 Beta 1 RussianИнформация о Софте
Название: WinRAR 5
Категория: Системные программы
Разработчик: www.rarlab.com
Год выпуска: 2018
Размер файла: 6.00 MB
Залито на: TurboBit.net | HitFile.net | Nitroflare.com

О программе:WinRAR - один из самых известных и функциональных архиваторов. Программа поддерживает практически все существующие форматы архивов: RAR, ZIP, CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE 2.0, BZIP, JAR, UUE, GZIP, BZIP2 и 7-Zip, при этом она обладает многочисленными очень полезными возможностями - шифрование, поддержка непрерывных (solid) архивов, в которых степень сжатия может быть на 10 – 50% больше, чем при обычных методах сжатия, специальный алгоритм для сжатия мультимедийных файлов, поддержка многотомных архивов и многим другим.
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RUSSIA’S President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping cook pancakes while visiting The Far East Street exhibition on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, as their air forces helped launch the biggest military...
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Rick Wilson predicts dark times ahead for Trump.

President Donald Tr