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Qatar Investment Authority will pay some US$4.2 billion (3.7 billion euro) for a 14.16-percent stake in Russia’s biggest oil producer Rosneft, thus becoming the third-largest single shareholder after the Kremlin and BP, the Russian company said on Tuesday. The deal with the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar is the final episode of a saga in which a little-known Chinese company until that point, CEFC China, said in September last year that it had agreed with a consortium of Glencore and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) the terms of sale of the…
          11/5/2018: Sports: Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters      Cache   Translate Page      

Karen Khachanov sprung one of the biggest upsets of the year by stunning four-time champion Novak Djokovic in the final of the Paris Masters yesterday. The 22-year-old Russian claimed his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in dramatic fashion by...
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Oil prices took a noticable hit on Tuesday morning, as markets adjusted to the "new normal" of U.S. sanctions on Iran.  (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)- U.S. monthly oil production jumped to 11.3 million barrels per day in August, a new all-time record high. Production in Texas topped 4.6 mb/d in August. - The jump was enough to make the U.S. the largest oil producer in the world, overtaking Russia’s 11.2 mb/d. - Pipeline constraints and other bottlenecks were expected to slow development.…
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The United Nations Security Council voted to extend until February 15, 2020 the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of crude oil and refined products from Libya. The Security Council—which adopted a resolution by 13 votes in favor and none against, with abstentions from Russia and China—underlined that the primary responsibility of the Government of National Accord (GNA) is taking appropriate action to prevent the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum…
          Alice Wells discusses progress in bilateral ties during meeting with Foreign Office officials       Cache   Translate Page      

Senior US diplomat Alice Wells on Tuesday held delegation-level discussions with senior officials of the Foreign Office to review progress on bilateral relations.

Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, headed the visiting delegation while the Pakistani side was led by Additional Secretary FO (Americas) Aftab Khokher. Senior officials from the interior and defence ministries also attended the talks.

US diplomat Alice Wells holds delegation-level talks with FO officials. — Photo: FO
US diplomat Alice Wells holds delegation-level talks with FO officials. — Photo: FO

"The meeting took stock of the understanding reached between Foreign Minister [Shah Mehmood] Qureshi and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo to rebuild the relationship based on mutual trust and respect," FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.

Pakistan during the meeting stressed the need to increase commercial and economic cooperation and people-to-people contacts in order to diversity bilateral US-Pakistan relations, the handout said.

The evolving regional situation and peace and stability in Afghanistan were also discussed during the meeting.

"The US delegation appreciated the need to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Pakistan which [is] an important country of the region," the statement revealed.

The two sides agreed to continue efforts to promote the shared objectives of peace and stability in the region and to diversify their bilateral relationship.

Meeting with finance minister

The US envoy also called on Finance Minister Asad Umar.

During the meeting, Wells and Umar discussed the present state of Pakistan-US ties — with an emphasis on economic cooperation — and the overall security situation in the region, a Ministry of Finance press release said.

"Matters related to international cooperation to curb terror financing also came under discussion," the statement said.

The finance minister was quoted as saying during the meeting that Pakistan had made great strides in the war against terrorism in recent years and "it will continue to take all possible steps to root out terror financing and money laundering".

Umar shared the government's vision to reform the country's economy with the diplomat, who informed the minister about the US efforts for regional security.

The finance minister said "such visits contribute to enhancing understanding of each other’s point of view on issues of bilateral significance".

Ambassador Wells had arrived in Pakistan earlier today on a one-day visit.

The Government of Pakistan official Twitter account had announced that Wells would discuss "Pakistan-US ties, regional situation and Afghan peace process".

The purpose of the meetings between Wells and Pakistani officials would be to follow up on Foreign Minister Qureshi's meeting with Pompeo earlier this month "with a view to further strengthen bilateral relations", the spokesperson had said yesterday.

Her visit comes ahead of a meeting of regional countries on Afghan peace, involving Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbe­kistan and Turkmenistan, which is being hosted by Moscow on Friday. A delegation of Taliban will also join the talks.


With additional reporting by Sanaullah Khan in Islamabad.


          NATO chief says chances for peace in Afghanistan 'greater now'       Cache   Translate Page      

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday Afghanistan's chances for peace were “greater now” than in many years, even as the Taliban step up attacks on Afghan forces, which are suffering record high casualties.

Stoltenberg's remarks in Kabul came hours after the Taliban stormed a remote army post in the country's west, which local officials said had killed at least 20 soldiers.

Read: Taliban confirm delegation to attend Moscow peace talks

Another 20 troops were missing after the overnight raid in Farah province's Pusht Koh district, provincial council member Dadullah Qaneh told AFP, as Afghan forces struggle to beat back the insurgents across the country.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying more than 20 soldiers were killed and five captured.

Despite the escalating violence, Stoltenberg struck a relatively optimistic tone during his unannounced visit to the Afghan capital.

“The potential for peace is greater now than it has been in many years,” the NATO secretary general told a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

But he acknowledged “the situation remains serious”.

“The Taliban must understand that continuing the fight is pointless and counterproductive,” he said. “We need an Afghan-owned and led peace process. And it must be inclusive.”

Ghani thanked the alliance for its support of Afghan troops, which have been “bearing the burden” of the conflict since the withdrawal of US-led NATO combat soldiers at the end of 2014.

NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan is to train and assist local forces. It has around 16,000 troops in the country, the majority of them American.

Stoltenberg's visit comes after a spate of insider attacks by Afghan soldiers that have killed or wounded several NATO servicemen.

Weak security

The Taliban has been ratcheting up pressure on Afghan police and soldiers this year, even as it shows a tentative willingness to hold bilateral talks with the United States in Qatar.

A recent US government watchdog report said Kabul's control of Afghanistan had slipped in recent months as local forces made little or no progress against the Taliban.

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) cited Resolute Support as saying this summer's casualty toll for Afghan forces has been worse than ever.

“From the period of May 1 to the most current data as of October 1, 2018, the average number of casualties the (Afghan forces) suffered is the greatest it has ever been during like periods,” Resolute Support said, according to SIGAR.

Underscoring the security weaknesses, powerful police chief General Abdul Raziq was among three people killed in a brazen insider attack on a high-level security meeting last month in Kandahar that was claimed by the Taliban.

Stoltenberg's visit comes ahead of an international gathering in Moscow on November 9 that aims to kickstart peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.

The Taliban confirmed Tuesday they would send “high-ranking” representatives to the event. There are concerns the Russian meeting, which an Afghan delegation has agreed to attend, could derail recent efforts by US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to get the militants to agree to end the war.


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FUZHOU (CHINA), Nov 6: Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia to advance to the next round of the China Open here on Tuesday.
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          Why Not Vote? Anarchists and Libertarians Weigh In      Cache   Translate Page      
Conscientious non-voters have many reasons for not voting. Don't listen to them. by Katie Herzog
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You'd think after nearly 250 years we'd have this voting thing down by now, yet all across the country Americans are once again marking Election Day by waiting in long-ass lines. (Except, that is, for the three enlightened states that have adopted vote-by-mail, which, coincidentally, were also the first three states to legalize weed.)

Voter participation is expected to be record high this week, but voting rates in the U.S. are still abysmally low compared to many countries. Australia, where voting is mandatory, ranks at the top of the heap, followed by Malta, Chile, Belgium, Italy, and Luxembourg, all of which have a voter turnout of over 90 percent. On the lower end, you have Russia, Switzerland, Pakistan, and the United States, where, on a good year, only around 60 percent of eligible voters show up. Why doesn’t nearly half the popular vote? I suspect it's because most people just don't give a shit and their stories are on. If you asked this apathetic portion of the populace who the Attorney General is, I’m guessing they'd say, "What army?" But there's also a population of people who do give a fuck but who still opt not to participate in this particular part of the civic process: conscientious non-voters.

For some conscientious non-voters, it all comes down to who's running. A 53-year-old home-builder who is primarily concerned about government spending (and who benefits from it) told me that he will "vote again when we have a viable third party that values freedom for all, not just the ones whose ideas they favor but especially for those who have ideas they despise." He will not, he added, "vote again until I see politicians that understand and prioritize spending within our means."

I also spoke with a 28-year-old conservative who told me that he was so disappointed in Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012 that the prospect of getting invested and losing again just isn't worth it. Another non-voter, an anarchist and philosophy PhD student, said that voting is damaging because it allows people to "focus on policy and what people in power do instead of what they can do themselves." When I asked what the public should do about policies they disagree with—for example, separating and imprisoning immigrant families—he advocated for direct action like assisting immigrants at border crossings instead. "Voting does matter in the aggregate," he said, "but it doesn't matter if you are talking about the individual.”

This point—that individual votes don't matter—is also made by Katherine Mangu-Ward, the editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian magazine based in Washington, D.C. For her, it all comes down to numbers. "You are very, very, very, very, very, very unlikely to be a decisive vote," Katherine said. "Your vote turning the outcome of an election is vanishingly rare, whereas, there are all kinds of things you can do with the hour or two hours of your time that it takes you to vote that are objectively, clearly good."

When I asked Katherine if voting took less time—if she could, say, vote-by-mail, which takes about as much time as walking to your mailbox—she would still feel it’s a waste of time, she said that there are other, more affirmative arguments against voting. "If you think the system is basically corrupt or broken, I think there's a very strong case to make that you actually have a duty not to vote."

On that, we disagree. Democracy isn't inherently corrupt. It's corrupt when the people running it are corrupt, and one of the only means of swaying who is steering the ship is to show up and vote. Sure, your individual vote might not change the outcome of an election, but as Kant would argue, if everyone failed to vote, the system itself would fail. For some non-voters (for instance, the anarchist philosophy student), that may be the goal, but Katherine says she's not in favor of the collapse of the system as we know it. Rather, she prefers to participate in the system in other ways, including calling her elected representatives.

Still, I'm not convinced. Sure, calling your representative is one way to be heard, but if your representative is, say, a rabid, God-fearing, conservative who thinks non-Christians should burn on Earth and will burn in hell, he's probably not going to listen when you call up and demand he vote in favor of access to abortion. Same if you're represented by a member of the DSA and you've got a complaint about tax rates on the rich. So what can you, as an individual, actually do? Show up to vote. Your particular vote might not change the election, but the collective vote does, and the collective is just a bunch of individuals taking action.

Now, I understand why people don't trust the system. Just look at recent history, namely the 2000 and 2016 presidential elections, both of which were ultimately won by the person who got fewer votes. But the only way to correct the system is to elect candidates who will at least try and fix it—and right now, there's only one party in the running that is even remotely interested in that. The other side is busy starting trade wars and locking up children. When the stakes are this high, when the chance to curb Donald Trump comes down to our ballots, I don’t see how not voting can be morally justified—unless, that is, you vote Republican. In that case: Listen to Katherine.

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          Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far      Cache   Translate Page      

What’s the worst malware so far into 2018? The worst botnets and banking trojans, according to Webroot, were Emotet, Trickbot, and Zeus Panda. Crysis/Dharma, GandCrab, and SamSam were the worst among ransomware. The top three in cryptomining/cryptojacking were GhostMiner, Wanna Mine, and Coinhive.

And included in the list of top 10 threat actors so far this year, we find Lazarus Group, Sofacy and MuddyWater coming in the top three spots, according to AlienVault. Lazarus Group took the top spot from Sofacy this year. The reported locations for the top 10 threat actors are North Korea, with two groups; Russia, with three groups; Iran, with two groups; China, with two groups; and India, with one. Microsoft Office was the most exploited application, but Adobe Flash, WebLogic, Microsoft Windows, Drupal and GPON routers were also listed in the top 10.

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В прошлом посте я показала вам несколько образов с недавно прошедшей недели моды в Москве. Фотографии начали активно обсуждать, и я решила показать еще несколько макияжей, но уже с прошлой недели моды.

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          Top Russian oligarchs asked to skip Davos: banker – Business Standard      Cache   Translate Page      

Business StandardDeripaska was particularly famous for throwing wild parties in Davos, with vodka, caviar and dancing Cossacks on offer. Putin has not attended the forum for a decade, sending top government officials instead. (This story has not been edited by Business … and more

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          Champions League: Atletico wins to join Dortmund at the top      Cache   Translate Page      
MADRID — Atletico Madrid made sure things were different this time against Borussia Dortmund. After a demoralizing 4-0 loss in Germany last month, the team’s worst under coach Diego Simeone, Atletico rebounded with a convincing 2-0 win over Dortmund on Tuesday, a result that left both clubs at the top of Group A in the […]
          Paul Craig Roberts: What this election is ultimately about - and its far-reaching implications      Cache   Translate Page      
Trump has been so harassed by the Establishment that he is having trouble thinking straight I never cease to be amazed at the insouciance of Americans. Readers send me emails asking why I ever supported Trump when he was the Establishment's candidate. If Trump was the Establishment's candidate, why has the Establishment spent two years trying to destroy him? The failure to put two and two together is extraordinary. Trump declared war on the Establishment throughout the presidential campaign and in his inaugural address. As I wrote at the time, Trump vastly over-estimates the power of the president. He expected the Establishment, like his employees, to jump to his will, and he did not know Washington or who to appoint to support his goals. He has been totally defeated in his intention to normalize relations with Russia. Instead, we are faced with both Russia and China preparing for war. In other words, the same outcome that Hillary would have achieved.
          Facebook blocks 115 accounts after alert from U.S. authorities      Cache   Translate Page      
Facebook says it has blocked 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities alerted the social network to suspicious activity that may be linked to a foreign country. The company's move, announced in a blog post late on November 5, came hours after U.S. law enforcement agencies warned that, as U.S. voters go to the polls on November 6, they should be wary of attempts by Russia, Iran, and other countries to spread fake news on social media. "At this time we have no indication of compromise of our nation's election infrastructure that would prevent voting, change vote counts, or disrupt the ability to tally votes," said a joint statement by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen; Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Comment: US elections have been compromised for a very long time, and it wasn't the Russians' doing:SOTT Exclusive: Newsflash! Candidates Should Not Concede Stolen ElectionsRigged and...
          WRC Cast 22 – China And Russia Set Eyes On U.S Dollar      Cache   Translate Page      

In this podcast, Luke and Jason of WeAreChange break down the latest information on the insanity going on in the world this week. China and Russia have made some startling claims, and it seems the end for the dollar may be closer than ever.

The post WRC Cast 22 – China And Russia Set Eyes On U.S Dollar appeared first on We Are Change.


          Macron wants 'a real European army' to combat Russian threat, end reliance on US      Cache   Translate Page      
French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a "real European army" to better defend the continent against Russia. He also said Europe, which mainly depends on the US for security, won't rely solely on its overseas ally. In a lengthy interview to Europe 1 radio, the French president once again revived his ambitious plans for a combined EU military force. "We won't protect Europeans if we don't decide to have a real European army. Russia... is near our borders and has shown it could be threatening." Macron wants the EU military to be independent from its key partner on the other side of the Atlantic. "We must have a Europe that can defend itself on its own without relying only on the United States," he said, echoing earlier statements.
          Lavrov: Israeli strikes in Syria increase regional tensions      Cache   Translate Page      
"Military operations cannot resolve Israeli security concerns but will only help increase regional tensions," Lavrov said in an interview with Spain's El Pais newspaper. The minister added that Israel endangered the life of Russian troops in Syria's Palmyra in 2017 by failing to stick to its own commitments. "Unfortunately, Israel has not always met its obligations, primarily those related to the warnings by the Russian military against military operations in Syria. In some cases, this endangered the life and health of our soldiers in Syria, for example when Israeli planes bombed targets near Palmyra in March 2017," he stressed. Lavrov also said that Moscow regrets that the Western countries rejected the idea of Russian President Vladimir Putin to create an international counter-terrorism coalition under the auspices of the United Nations. "The idea to establish a broad anti-terrorism coalition under the auspices of the United Nations was raised by Russian President Vladimir Putin...
          MbS lays foundation for nuclear research reactor, one of 7 projects      Cache   Translate Page      
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman laid the foundation stone for seven strategic projects, including a nuclear research reactor, the Saudi SPA news agency reported on Monday. The crown prince also laid the foundation stone for the aircraft manufacturing plant, the publication said. Riyadh seeks to create its own nuclear power plant with two reactors, which will produce from 2 to 3.2 gigawatts of electricity to satisfy the country's demand for electric power. Saudi Arabia, just like any other newcomer in the nuclear industry, sees research reactors as the first step towards the "big" nuclear power industry. Research reactors, in particular, are needed to carry out nuclear medicine projects, to produce of radioisotopes for industry, as well as to train qualified personnel. In February, Russia's Rosatom has submitted an application to participate in a tender for the construction of two NPP units in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh was initially expected to announce results of the tender for...
          Ukraine needs the long arm of the law      Cache   Translate Page      

Ukraine needs the long arm of the lawFar more than the people of Ukraine took notice on Sunday when a young and prominent anti-corruption activist, Kateryna Handzyuk, died in Kiev after an acid attack. While protests were quickly held in five cities demanding her killers be held to account, it was the strong reactions in Washington and European capitals that mattered more – mainly because Ukraine has become a test case of whether foreign pressure can help end entrenched corruption in a sovereign country. Ever since a pro-democracy revolution four years ago, Ukraine has been on the front line of the West’s struggle with Russia and its brand of authoritarian rule.



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          US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning      Cache   Translate Page      
The State Department said the Kremlin had failed to meet a 90-day deadline to prevent the use of chemical weapons.
          Russian MoD says about 20,000 Syrian refugees have left Lebanon for home since beginning of 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
About 20,000 refugees who had fled Syria because of the war and been living in neighboring Lebanon have returned to their homes since the beginning of 2018 via the Jaydet-Yabus checkpoint near Damascus, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Syrian Reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Yevgeny Kharchenko, told reporters. "According to our registration data, since the beginning of 2018, more than 20,000 refugees have returned to their places of residence [via the Jaydet-Yabus checkpoint]," Kharchenko said.
          Is there really a 'militia caravan' traveling south to protect US border from marching migrants?      Cache   Translate Page      
Most media outlets have published as fact claims that vigilante groups incited by Donald Trump are organizing themselves to confront the migrant caravan, but the story appears to be based on little more than an unverified boast. Variously named as "armed militias" and "far right activists," some "gun-toting" groups have been reported as "forming their own caravan" in scores of media reports over the weekend, from the Huffington Post to The Hill in the US to international outlets such as the UK's the Sun, Turkey's Anadolu, and Russia's Sputnik. The vigilantes are reportedly equipped with military-level tech, and will form units hundreds-strong. They have caused alarm among both local residents - afraid that their land will be invaded- and the army contingent forced to separate sides. Twitter luminaries have circulated dire warnings of bloodshed and calls to curb "domestic terrorism."
          Russia plans to set up lunar base inhabited by 'avatar robots' controlled from earth      Cache   Translate Page      
After unveiling an ambitious plan to install a permanent base on the moon, Russia's space boss Dmitry Rogozin has now added a truly sci-fi-esque detail: humans will control it from Earth through sophisticated 'avatar robotics.' "We're talking about creating a long-term base, not constantly manned, but visitable," Rogozin, who leads Russia's national space agency, 'Roscosmos' told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. The base will be chiefly managed by "robotized systems, avatars that will be executing tasks on the moon's surface," he said, noting that whole project will be larger than the US 'Apollo' program of the '60s and '70s. Rogozin didn't go into details of the ambitious plan leaving many to wonder how the lunar 'avatars' will look and function. The choice of words hints that he was inspired by James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi blockbuster. The box office hit told the story of the distant jungle planet called Pandora. Since its air wasn't breathable for humans, they roamed the planet by...
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Russia is flexing its muscle or is at least engaged in some serious trolling just as Trident Juncture 18 is underway in Norway - NATO's largest drills in decades with some 50,000 troops, 10,000 combat vehicles, 65 ships, and 250 aircraft. On Friday a Russian Tupolev Tu-142 bomber unexpectedly flew close to the USS Mount Whitney at the very moment Marines on board were gathered for a group photo during the NATO military games. Russian media confirmed the incident, describing the U.S. Sixth fleet's flagship (the command and control ship for the fleet) as being "blindsided" while the military and aircraft analysis site The Aviationist described the provocative flyover as "more or less overhead".
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Ex-CIA agent Steve Dane and his lady love, ex-FSB (formerly KGB) agent Nina Talikova, enjoy each other’s company immensely, but aren’t really happy unless bullets are flying and things are blowing up around them.

That’s where author Brian Drake comes in—sending them hither and yon around the globe, and keeping them up to their necks in action.

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In each leg of their mission, Dane and Nina are aided by—or go up against—old friends from their many years in the spy biz.

The trail starts in Italy. What begins as a job to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Mafia boss evolves into a race to recover a stolen SADM (otherwise known as a suitcase nuke). Then it’s off to Paris, where the main fly in the ointment is Dane’s former protégé, IRA alumnus Sean McFadden, who does his level best to kill them. After a side-trip to Greece, it’s off to Mexico, where a particularly vicious cartel—employing more weapons purchased from the Duchess—are terrorizing a big chunk of the country. The trail leads next to New York, where Dane and Nina run a scam on Nina’s Russian FSB mentor and foil a plot to embarrass Dane's old pal the President, then bop over to Helsinki for the final battle with McFadden and the Duchess. Busy bees, these. 

In between all the firefights, car chases and explosions, there’s plenty of entertaining sexual (and non-sexual) banter between Dane and Nina, a good deal of local color from each exotic locale, and a lot of attention to various sorts of exotic weapons. Adding to the festivities are song lyrics in the dialogue, thinly veiled references to that other super secret agent (you know, the British guy), and a nod to Raymond Chandler.  

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Sweden, an amazing economy to many utopians or to the naive about capitalism, is experiencing pains capitalist economies feel. The capitalist crisis has already torn down that façade of the utopia. Ordinary citizens in Sweden are seeing the dream demolished. It is being manifested into politics, into electoral processes in Sweden. At the same time, ordinary citizens are trying to stand against deceptions that all varieties of bourgeoisie politics practice. 

The Occupy Movement, in many forms, illuminates areas in regions far away from the heart it originated. The Occupy Movement also shows that people initiate actions in areas and at times, the mainstream abandons them. 

Farooque Showdhury: There is a movement going on. Please, tell us about it and its background.

Bosse Kramsjo: Sweden is organised in three levels: government with ministries taking care of national issues, regional level (20 landsting or regions) taking care of, among other issues, health, and municipality level (290 municipalities) responsible for compulsory education, care of the elderly and many local level issues. The three levels have democratic elections at the same time every fourth years. In the election held in September 2014, the Social Democratic Party, together with the minor Green Party, formed a majority leading the Region of Västernorrland (comprising the municipalities of Sundsvall, Ånge, Timrå, Härnösand, Kramfors, Sollefteå and Örnskoldsvik, about 500 km north of the capital). 

The Social Democratic Party was having a stronghold in this part of Sweden (around 40-50 percent in most of these municipalities). There are three hospitals within the region; distances from each other are quite vast. The regional main hospital is in Sundsvall while smaller units are in Örnsköldsvik and Sollefteå. Before the 2014 election, the Social Democrats promised to keep all the three hospitals with their full capacity. 

However, after the election, it was decided to shut down the maternity ward and the emergency surgery in Sollefteå. Without an emergency surgery facility, you cannot have a maternity ward. This was a betrayal to all the voters around the Sollefteå hospital, mainly voters from the municipalities of Sollefteå and Kramfors as they had cast their votes to safeguard the future of the nearby safe health care facility. Delivery cases were directed to the maternity ward in Sundsvall, 130-200 km away for the inhabitants of Sollefteå municipality. This deceit was the main cause of the process, leading to a movement by organising rallies, campaigning and a 24/7 occupation of the entrance of the hospital in Sollefteå since 30 January 2017.

The uninterrupted Occupation Movement plans to continue until the emergency and maternity wards are re-opened. There are four shifts of the Occupation Movement: 07.00-12.00, 12.00-16.00, 16.00-20.00 and the over-night shift 20.00-07.00. At least five participants join every shift at daytime; during the nightshifts, it is sometimes five participants, and sometimes it comes down to three to four participants. 

During daytime, participants talk over cups of coffee while some female members carry with needlework, crocheting or knitting. Quite often friends or workmates join, and sit together. Sometimes it is colleagues having a meeting while occupying. Sometimes, people from clubs or societies join the occupy protesters. At times, a family brings their children; and if it is during the nightshifts, it turns out like a camping experience for the children. 

During the nightshifts, it is some talks to start with, then, watching TV news, and then preparing the inflatable beds for the night. When a shift follows another, there is some talks/gossip among the participants of the two shifts.

According to Swedish law, every citizen irrespective of income level or place of residence has the right to equal health care. Those who defend the decision to close down the hospital in Sollefteå opine that the treatment in Sundsvall is superior and that distance is a minor problem. Those against the shutdown decision claim that three full-fledged hospitals were promised during the election campaign. Moreover, the long distance is a vital problem for childbirth; and it is against the law.

Another important part of the background is the on-going process of centralisation in the Swedish economy, which is going on for decades. Marginalised municipalities in the north are with meagre employment opportunities due to heavy mechanisation in forestry and mining. These municipalities have an ever-increasing elderly population pyramid, high costs for municipalities and low inflow of tax (around 27-34 percent of an ordinary employee’s income goes to municipality tax to cover the municipality service costs; the richer municipality has the lower tax, and the poorer municipality has the higher tax). 

Big companies within hydropower, forestry and mining sectors do not pay taxes in the municipality although these companies in the area exploit the rivers, timber or ore. These companies pay tax in Stockholm or overseas. Therefore, it is natural resources being exploited in the marginalised parts of the country, but very little return from these companies to the local societies. The same goes for big scale investment in wind-power over the last few years. All these are in the marginalised parts of the country while income generated from the marginalised parts goes to the centre.

The same is the government presence in the marginalised parts as well. The centralisation of government presence has been going on for long; some municipalities have no government presence at all. That has been cut off. No Employment Service Office, no Social Insurance Office, no Tax Office. The feeling of being left behind by the government policies is prevalent in the marginalised parts, no matter which political party you sympathise with.  

There is a government distribution system between rich municipalities and poor municipalities. A minor part of income of the rich municipalities is forwarded to marginalised ones. This had led to an urban view declaring the marginalised municipalities as dependent and draining, being looked down upon by the big city citizens. However, the marginalised parts would like to have their fair share of all that is produced in their localities, instead of small subsidies from the rich cousins. They ask the stiff-lipped urbanites: Where do you get electricity from (hydropower and wind power)? Your steel? Your paper and stationary? Your construction timber?

It is also very provoking, from a marginalised point of view, when the maternity ward in Sollefteå is closed due to budget cuts, some per mille of the total regional health budget (15.8 million SEK [US $ 1,7 million] a year as total cost for the Sollefteå maternity ward) although enormous investment are being made in the new Karolinska Institutet, a mega-hospital in Stockholm. There, through that hospital-investment, billions of SEK have been flowing into pockets of domestic and foreign construction firms; golden and extremely costly consultant contracts have been signed; and a flow of over-priced equipment have been supplied by entrepreneurs. All these were praised by new-liberal leaders in the Stockholm region, as they are serving their profit hunting supporters rather than the health needs of the citizens.

FS: How was the 24/7 Occupy Movement organised?

BK: It was organised not by any political party, but by concerned and deceived citizens. Leadership of the movement came often with vast professional experience from the health sector. Over time, national as well as regional level party leaders have visited the movement. The Leftist and feminist ones were promising to re-open the closed down parts of the hospital, and the neo-liberal ones were going for privatisation with the scope of the same kind of re-opening.

FS: Why this sort of movement?

BK: As the majority of the region, Social Democrats and Green Party, deceived their voters, ordinary people did this to safeguard their legal right to health care.

FS: What achievement has this movement made so far?

BK: As mentioned above, many party professionals have visited and made promises in favour of Sollefteå hospital. The Social Democratic Party in the nearby municipalities of Sollefeå and Kramfors is supporting the movement, against the will of the regional and national levels of the party. We had an election on 9 September 2018. In the regional election, the Social Democrats and the Green Party were heavily punished by the voters; decreasing their mandate a lot. The parties promising to re-open the Sollefteå hospital full-fledged increased their mandate. However, it will take time, before the new setting of the political leadership of the region is in action. It is visible that the movement definitely had an important influence.

FS: What is the strength of this movement?

BK: The engagement of ordinary people, which is not a traditional party-driven affair, is one of the strengths of the movement. The leadership of the movement is versed in health related economy and administration. The Occupy Movement is continuing; it will be two years by this January2019. This persistence is very important. There was lots of support from individuals, organisations, etc. from all over the country. The Occupy Movement, many identify it as sit-in, is well known. Television teams from a number of European countries including the British Broadcasting Corporation have visited the Occupy Movement. Their purpose was mainly to report about a Swedish welfare programme cracking as many praised the Swedish welfare system for decades. A Russian media team was there to report; their conclusion was that the welfare crumbled due to the immigration. Depending on ideology, you can find any kind of cause.

FS: And, weakness?

BK: Many of the occupants are senior (a majority of citizens in the northern inland municipalities). So far, some 2,800 different individuals have occupied the position. Many are doing it on regular basis (like Maria and myself, one night 20.00-07.00 every fortnight), some are occupying several times a week. Many supporting a full-fledged hospital do not take part in the Occupy Movement/sit-in. They might find it too “political”; they have never taken part in action-oriented stands. They probably feel shy and think that you have to be skilled at arguing, if you take active part. Thousands of cars in the region have stickers saying, “I support Sollefteå hospital”; in shops and in companies you see posters expressing the same support.

Another weakness is, of course, that none of the big political parties (neither at national nor at regional level) is supporting the re-opening of the full-fledged hospital. However, that itself is the main reason for the creation of the movement.

FS: How are you trying to overcome the weaknesses?

BK: Before the 9 September election this year, the movement had a number of seminars asking the political parties about their stands on this issue. Every party had to make their position on Sollefteå hospital clear. The outcome was up for those supporting the hospital issue, very much down for those sticking to the need of saving money and keep Sollefteå hospital capacity down.

FS: What is the movement’s implication in society, politics, culture and organisation?

BK: There is a lot of support at national level. The Occupy Movement/sit-in is known all over the country although many big city dwellers cannot put Sollefteå on a Sweden map. Local companies are supporting with fruit-baskets, coffee-machine, television-set, etc. An exhibition about giving birth in cars on way to far away maternity wards was held. Many radio and television programmes and debates about the issue have been broadcast/telecast.

I would like to present a perspective to the scene: 

A lot of regional, as well as national and local (municipality), level politics is how to restrict tax-financed activities, how to save money, and how to stick to budget. It is widely propagated. To be “responsible” is to be very strictly sticking to budget. A “successful” leadership is managing to use less money than budgeted, all this in tax-financed activities. Tax income for all three administration-levels has decreased heavily after the eight years of neo-liberal rule. They “reformed” the taxation system five times, “more money in your purse”, leading to vast holes in the tax-financed sector. This is the main reason behind the lack of resources for the public sector.

The new-liberal era has introduced private actors in the health, elderly care and education sectors. It is called “freedom of choice”. This means that the big city can offer dozens of alternatives within each of the sectors while the only health clinic in rural centres is wiped out. Market has taken over from need and legal right.

The Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left try to minimise the profit level of private education companies (called Free Schools in Sweden, another example of new-liberal word washing, as a more accurate term would be profit-seeking schools) in the parliament. A maximum of annual 7 percent profit was their proposal. This was called communism in one of the big dailies (perhaps we have to find out what communism is actually about). They were voted down in the parliament.

Nowadays, private companies are well established within the health sector. Modern capitalism has very successfully entered the scene of tax-financed sectors, a fresh area to make profits. Private recruiting companies are buying doctors and nurses. When regional hospitals cannot recruit (as the doctors and nurses have already listed themselves with the private recruiting companies), they are forced to turn to the recruiting companies. It becomes expensive. There are examples of doctors cutting gold as rented professionals, rented nurses earning two-three times more than the regular staff with long experience. The main reason for the region having enormous budget deficit is their bills for rented professionals. It is part of the new-liberal success-story. However, it is expensive for the taxpayers.

Thank you for the interview.

 

* Bosse Kramsjo was a faculty member in a development studies related institute run by the Swedish government. 

*Farooque Chowdhury is a freelancer from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who recently interviewed Bosse. 

Notes: 

1) The distance between Sollefteå and Stockholm is some 500 km, the distance between Sollefteå municipality and the regional main hospital in Sundsvall is about 150 km. Maria, and Bosse live 30 km east of Sollefteå town.

2) www.adalen2017.seand similar searches carry information and photos of the Occupy Movement.

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JD: David Dolan, he’s the man who gives us an Middle East news update on a weekly bases. Now this is essential for you who are students of Bible prophecy. David let me talk to you about Russia giving a warning to Israel that if they make any provocative moves in the air space or with air strikes in Syria they may have to face the Russian military; pretty strong language for the Russians to the Israeli’s isn’t it?

DD: Very much so Jimmy, that was a senior Russian General who made that comment on Tuesday. He said that hot heads should not resume any operations in Syria meaning of course Israel. He said any provocative actions as he called it on Syrian territory would be met by a Russian response. So that is a very very serious statement.

But Jimmy it comes after Israel’s army spokesman last weekend said that the 34 rockets that were fired from the Gaza Strip in just a 12 hour period on Friday and Saturday came at the orders of the Iranian leader in Syria General Salami that he ordered his forces his allied Islamic Jihad forces in the Gaza Strip to open fire. And Israel said at the time the army spokesman talked about this as did the Prime Minister later on and they said we will indeed respond. In fact, in an off the record interview that Prime Minister Netanyahu gave he hinted that the cooperation’s are continuing. Maybe not major airstrikes but he said we are still on the ground doing things in Syria that we can’t talk about. He said, we haven’t given up that game.

So, basically this boils down to what we’ve seen before Jimmy that the Israeli’s fear that any action in Gaza will be met by a response not just from Gaza but from Iranian forces in Lebanon and in Syria and maybe from Iran itself. But Jimmy it’s that Russian threat from the north with Iran that is the main thing on the Prime Minister’s mind and the main thing on Israeli minds.

JD: David Dolan with the details behind the Russian military action against Israel.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Russia has a large military operation in Syria there to protect President Assad and his people. The Russian warning to Israel of military action against the Jewish state is a page out of Bible prophecy. In Ezekiel 38 Magog who is Russia today, Magog will lead a major force against Israel. Daniel 11:40 says that the king of the north, that would be Syria today, that Syria will be the first nation to attack Israel. This scenario is ready to happen.

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          Information Warfare and Security Flaws: Why the American Voting System Is Still at Serious Risk      Cache   Translate Page      
As this election’s results come back, they will reveal whether the misinformation and propaganda campaigns conducted alongside the political ones were effective.

As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system – and information warfare continues to try to influence the American public’s choices when they cast their ballots.

On the day of the election, there were a number of early hitches in voting at individual polling places, such as polling places opening late and vote-counting machines not plugged in. But there seem not – at least not yet – to be major problems across the country.

However, not all the election-related news and information voters have been encountering in recent days and weeks is accurate, and some of it is deliberately misleading. As this election’s results come back, they will reveal whether the misinformation and propaganda campaigns conducted alongside the political ones were effective.

Securing election systems

America’s electoral process remains highly fragmented, because of the country’s cherished tradition of decentralized government and local control. While this may leave some individual communities’ voting equipment potentially vulnerable to attack, the nation’s voting process overall may be more trustworthy as a result of this fragmentation. With no unified government agency or office to provide, administer and protect election technologies, there’s not one central national element that could fail or be attacked.

Across the country, though, many districts’ voters will cast ballots with the help of machines that have long-standing security concerns. Fortunately, 45 states keep a paper record of each vote cast – whether for fear of threats to voting integrity or just budget constraints preventing purchase of newer gear. But that means five states – Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey and Delaware – don’t keep paper records of their voters’ choices.

Voting machine vendors have been reluctant to appear before Congress to explain their systems’ security practices – and shortcomings. However, federal agencies have helped some states reduce the likelihood of voting machines being hacked or physically tampered with.

Beyond voting machines

Election security is about much more than voting machines and vote-counting systems, though they are the most visible technologies at work on Election Day. State systems that track voter registrations, or allow users to register online, are enticing targets for hackers, too. Security firm Carbon Black reported that 81 million voter records from 20 states are available in online forums. This data, obtained by hacking various official and corporate databases, could be used to facilitate voter fraud or sow confusion at polling places on Election Day: How would you feel if you were told that someone using your name and address had already voted?

There are security concerns even in states like Oregon, where everyone votes on paper and mails in their ballots in advance of Election Day. That state’s election officials were targeted by hackers seeking to gain access to state email and database systems. With that access, attackers might be able to digitally impersonate a government official to send false or confusing emails, press releases or other notifications to citizens, journalists or poll workers.

Also at risk are public-facing official websites that carry election information. Merely changing the reported location of polling places or voting hours could prevent some people from voting. Also vulnerable are states’ methods of announcing preliminary election results. At a major internet security conference in August, children were able to compromise replicas of several states’ election-reporting systems. The most remarkable was that in just 10 minutes, an 11-year-old boy cracked the security on a copy of the Florida secretary of state’s website and was able to change the publicly announced vote totals for candidates. That could be enough to cast doubt on whatever was later reported as the official results – and the integrity of the system itself.

Managing information on social media

A more difficult threat to defend against is information warfare, which doesn’t attack voting machines or election officials’ computers. Rather, it targets voters’ perceptions and decisions, seeking to influence how they vote.

Long before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, information warfare was influencing elections around the world, including in Ukraine, Myanmar and Egypt. But after 2016, Facebook and Twitter came under intense scrutiny for their role in providing digital environments that facilitated the spread of misinformation to sow discontent, and special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating Russians’ influence efforts.

In the run-up to the 2018 midterms, Russians and others were still hard at work trying to influence Americans to vote in ways that help foreign interests. In October, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Russian woman with creating thousands of fake social media accounts allegedly representing American citizens to “create and amplify divisive social media and political content” before the election.

This year, though, unlike two years ago, social media companies are taking action. Twitter and Facebook have both deleted thousands of accounts they identified as engaging in propaganda and influence-peddling. And they have made other efforts to identify and fight falsehoods on their platforms, too.

Nevertheless, online misinformation continues to thrive. More than 80 percent of the Twitter accounts that often shared links to false and misleading information in 2016 are still active today. And the amount of online misinformation is higher than it was two years ago.

Investigating alleged wrongdoing

U.S. intelligence and police agencies are concerned about the potential effects of misinformation on the American electorate. But large proportions of the country don’t trust those organizations to be politically independent. It doesn’t help that the White House continues to claim, without evidence, that voter fraud is a significant problem.

Mainstream news organizations can find themselves under scrutiny too, either for reporting falsehoods that appear to gain traction online or for failing to filter out or properly identify inaccurate information for their readers.

Looking ahead

Protecting democracy is a huge challenge. I’ve written before that it involves more than technical solutions to computer problems. The U.S. government, and the people it serves, must find the desire and the drive to establish secure and trustworthy procedures for running elections across the country. Education is also key, teaching people from an early age how to recognize propaganda and misinformation, and think critically about the information they encounter. Facts are not subject to alternative views; without widespread agreement on common objective realities, society and government cannot function well.

Technology continues to evolve, presenting challenges to individuals and society alike. Emerging “deepfake” technology is already helping create convincing videos of people appearing to say and do things they never said or did. In addition, intelligent social media bots are becoming more human-like, making identifying and blocking them much more difficult. That’s just some of the challenges that democracies will face in the future.

Many of these problems will not have a clearly defined fix, because they involve a nuanced balancing of individual rights and social necessities. Real and lasting solutions must come from civil discourse by rational and objectively informed people who have, above all, the actual honest desire to do it right.

Richard Forno, Senior Lecturer, Cybersecurity & Internet Researcher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Race, class and justice: After the midterms, a new way forward for Democrats

This week's midterm elections are likely the most important in recent American history, a referendum on the present and future of the country’s multiracial democracy. On one side there is Donald Trump and a Republican Party which has fully embraced white backlash politics and the lie that white Americans are under siege in “their own country.” Trump and his movement represent an emerging American form of fascism and a full-on assault on democracy. On the other side is the Democratic Party and its multiracial coalition of mostly younger, more educated and cosmopolitan voters who correctly see in Donald Trump and his movement an existential threat to their human rights, safety, dignity and prosperity.

Running through both sides of this fractious political divide – what feels like a domestic cold war about to turn hot — are old and unresolved questions about the relationship between race and class in America.

Donald Trump bellows about the “forgotten” (white) American and taking the “country back” for the (white) “working class.” This is fake populism and classic Herrenvolk right-wing "producerism." Or to put things more simply, white identity politics repackaged as something else.

In response, the Democratic Party have struggled to create a unifying narrative. Too many of its most vocal spokespeople – especially on the left – have suggested that “identity” politics and too much focus on issues of race and gender allowed Donald Trump to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016.

López’s new research project suggests that Democrats need to embrace a more sophisticated way of talking about race, class and human rights as being inseparable from one another. Ultimately, it is plutocrats like Donald Trump, Republican donors and funders, and other members of the 1 percent who are using racism -- as they have done throughout American history -- to divide and conquer, leaving the large majority of people less prosperous, less secure and less free.

How do racial “dog-whistle” politics play into this right-wing strategy? What does white racial identity mean for white Americans at present? In what ways has Trump-style white identity politics actually hurt white people? How can a smarter and more nuanced discussion of race and class unite voters in support of the Democratic Party specifically, and liberal and progressive policies more broadly? How have right-wing libertarians and other conservatives combined racism with a narrative about “big government” to destroy the social safety net, make the rich even richer and more powerful, and hurt the American people as a whole?

My conversation with Ian Haney López has been edited for clarity and length.

How was Donald Trump able to win the White House? What do we know about that now that we didn't know two years ago?

I would say that Trump’s path was eased by a half-century-long process in which the Republican Party purposefully remade itself as the white men’s party. They did this by harnessing racial demagoguery as a weapon. But the fact of the matter is that racial demagoguery is not a weapon which can be controlled. Every Republican politician who gets elected as a racial demagogue is vulnerable to being bested on the right by someone who’s even more extreme in terms of racial demagoguery.

The big advantage Donald Trump had was that he didn’t actually believe he was going to become president. Therefore he didn’t care about the fate of the Republican Party. This meant Trump had few if any constraints – beyond what worked strategically to his advantage – on his use of racial demagoguery. Because Trump was willing to go much further in terms of his racist innuendo, he ran the field on the Republicans. He took them all out.

You look at these folks: Mitt Romney had his own track record with racial demagoguery, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush started talking about deporting people. All of them were racial demagogues themselves, but they were constrained by the sense of what it might take to actually get elected, by the sense that Republicans needed a bigger base and a concern with their own integrity and public reputation. Trump was unburdened by any of that. Essentially what Donald Trump did was walk into a game that the Republicans had set up, one which had a few nominal constraints. He broke the rules and won the game.

There is a more or less straight line from John McCain and Sarah Palin to this moment with Donald Trump.

There is this deeper fear of actually naming what’s been happening in our country over the last 50 years. You have a lot of people who want to treat Trump like an anomaly and say, “Wow! That guy is out of control. If only we could back to 2016.” Here are the facts. In 2016 we were in a deep crisis as a country, a slow-moving crisis which has been on the march since the civil rights movement. Which direction are we going to go as a society? Will we proceed in the direction of multiracial democracy, or will we instead proceed away from democracy and towards rule by the rich? That question has been front and center in this country for the last 50 years. Trump didn’t raise that question. He only drew the dynamics into view.

Similarly, McCain brought Sarah Palin in and also engaged in significant racial demagoguery himself. He understood it was immoral. He understood it was racist. When McCain felt that his own election was jeopardized, he started talking about building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. McCain was more than happy to campaign with Donald Trump and with [former Phoenix sheriff] Joe Arpaio, and this is somebody that we know understood that those were racial demagogues. Shame on him! I think it’s a mistake to say, “Well, McCain was this wonderful centrist. If only we had more people like him.” No, McCain was very much a part of the problem.

Frankly, the people who refused to see McCain as part of the problem are part of the problem too, because they’re blinding themselves to the actual challenges we face as a country. Do we move self-confidently and purposefully towards multiracial democracy, or do we follow a set of leaders who are intentionally and strategically dividing us by race, moving us away from democracy and toward rule by the rich?

I have a standard warning I give when writing about Trump and this moment, or giving talks about it. I point out that America’s multiracial democracy is contingent and in many ways an outlier in the country’s history. White backlash under Trump and the Republican Party is a threat to post-civil rights America, a country too many people – especially younger Americans – have taken to be a norm and a given for all time. Are my worries and cautions misplaced? 

Not at all. If I were to push back at all, I’d say it’s not clear to me that we have yet achieved a multiracial democracy that we might be in the process of losing. We moved dramatically in that direction in the 1960s, but then, very quickly, progress was cut off. Definitions are important. When I use the term “multiracial democracy,” I mean a democracy in which all people are fully enfranchised and people are not disenfranchised in a way that significantly parallels the country’s racial hierarchy. When have we had that in the United States?

Since the mid-1970s, we’ve been moving back quite aggressively from that ideal. If you look at what’s been happening with the Republican Party, essentially from 1980 onward, they came to understand that their election depended upon disenfranchising people of color. They have been aggressively pursuing the disenfranchisement of people of color through such policies as felony disenfranchisement laws, gerrymandering and now this whole narrative about almost nonexistent “voter fraud.”

Meanwhile, of course, these are the same Republicans who will not lift a finger to ensure that our voting systems are protected against hacking by Russia. There is a profoundly antidemocratic impulse at work on the American right wing, and it’s embodied institutionally in the Republican Party. It has forestalled any actual move towards multiracial democracy.

This hostility towards multiracial democracy is part of a hostility by Republicans and conservatives to democracy more generally. For example, the rule of law, freedom of the press and what is happening with America’s courts from the appellate to the federal system also show how the conservative movement is hostile to democracy. Trump is just more obvious about it.

The right-wing assault on the judicial branch is also a clear example of how conservatism and racism are one and the same thing in America at present.

Yes, although I would not go that far. I would say that the Federalist Society for example takes a view of race relations which they claim is “anti-racist.” Yet it’s a view that tends to ensure the continuation of white dominance. But this is not just Trump. Conservatives have been engaged in a purposeful remaking of the courts that has two complementary parts. This is pure “dog-whistle” politics.

One part is to attack the courts for their recent role in promoting racial integration and gender equality and to say, “Well, the courts are full of activist judges.” In this logic, the courts do not deserve legitimacy because they are promoting this illegitimate liberal agenda of integration and gender equality: “We have to get rid of activist judges.” What that means in practice is that we have to install court justices who are hostile to the basic idea that human rights should exist for everybody in society.

The other half of this logic and strategy is that conservatives are going to take the opportunity to put on the court justices and judges who are friendly to the business community. This is part of one big strategy.

The more we shut down human rights as a society, the more we create space to open up for a pro-business orientation. What we have in the Supreme Court as it exists now – and where Brett Kavanaugh will only make this worse – is an institution that is historically one of the most hostile to civil rights and one of the friendliest to big business. That is a product of dog-whistle politics.

How does this work? Right-wing politicians say to voters, “Hey! People of color are a threat. You know who else is a threat? Government and in particular, the courts, because the courts keep forcing you to have to deal with these people. Let’s remake the courts so that you’re protected from these activist judges.”

In the process of remaking the courts, they install business-friendly judges who are busy making life difficult for unions, making life difficult for people who want to sue corporations, making life wonderful for big money in politics, making life wonderful for polluters.

These are the wages of dog-whistle politics: The promise that you’re going to be protected from people of color and activist judges and government that protects them, when in reality what you’re really going to get is a judicial system and a government that helps rig the rules for the new plutocrats.

Here is an obvious and common objection by conservatives – especially College Republican types who still have Ayn Rand in their back pocket – to your observation. “We have to free business and get rid of regulations because capitalism and the market are antithetical to racism. Those are market inefficiencies. If we just free business, then racism will go away.” 

Anybody who says that is not paying attention to what’s actually happening in the economy. The whole idea of unfettered competition, that’s just theoretical libertarian nonsense. One would have to be crazy to believe that stuff.

What you really have is not deregulation, but re-regulation on the part of the corporations and the family dynasties and the lobbyists themselves. This is the rich writing the rules for themselves, and they write the rules in ways that protect them from market competition and liability when in the course of making billions they do damage to regular people.

The whole sort of college libertarian thinking is so much self-induced blindness about what’s lurking behind these arguments. It wouldn’t take but 15 or 20 minutes of serious reading to discover that very few people are actually serious about a deregulated marketplace. It wouldn’t take that much more to discover that many of the big libertarians, including Rand Paul and his father, are people who came to libertarianism as a way of opposing civil rights.

It doesn’t take that much reflection to recognize that libertarianism as a political ideology is most attractive to young (white) men of great means who can, because of their age and gender, imagine themselves as dominant and heroic and self-sufficient. And also because of their privilege and means, these same libertarians don’t worry about how they are going to pay for education, how they are going to pay for health care, how they are going to pay for shelter, how they are going to pay for food. They have not experienced the hardships of life or its sudden reversals.

Ultimately, there is a type of political and psychological immaturity to libertarianism. There is also a disregard for human rights, through libertarianism, for many different people in our society.

What are some examples of how racism actually hurts white people? Of course, there is what the historian and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois famously described as the “psychological wages of whiteness.” But there is a huge material component to whiteness as well.

I think you’ve hit on a really critical point. What is the relationship between most white people today, in 2018, and whiteness as an identity? Being considered “white” is a type of social identity. But in this moment with Trump we have an opportunity to show white folks that seeking meaning in being white is actually very dangerous to their welfare and the welfare of their children. In a remarkable way, given the politics of this crisis, we’re in a different position in 2018 than we were in 1968 -- let alone than we were in the 1600s -- to make this point.

For centuries the radical idea has been cross-racial solidarity between working people. But the reality has also been that the psychological and material benefits of whiteness have been enormous and thus sufficient to win over the loyalty of many whites. Whiteness has granted certainty about one’s place in society, one’s own inherent goodness, one’s own rationality, one’s human capacity, one’s ability to engage in self-governance.

Whiteness also provided jobs, neighborhoods, houses, the clubs, the churches, etc. These are tremendous benefits. How do they compare to the one percent, or the one-tenth of one percent, in terms of class and money? Relatively speaking, they're crumbs. But these wages of whiteness are still significant.

What has happened in 2018, by comparison? Two different things. On the one hand, if we think about the psychological wages of whiteness, for many whites those wages have been going down because of the civil rights movement, and going down in a way that I think many whites would actually describe as positive. That is, many whites have internalized the idea that foregrounding your sense of self in race pride is racist, immoral and ugly.

That has diminished the value of thinking of yourself as white. I can’t really be proud of being white: That’s morally wrong. That reduces the psychological wages of whiteness. Now, to be absolutely clear, many whites are fighting to reaffirm the wages of whiteness. This is the real meaning of Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

On the other hand, what’s happened to the material wages of whiteness? Those have been going down as American society racially integrated. But even more profoundly, white racial fear has been weaponized by the rich over the last 50 years through dog-whistle politics. This is the basis upon which many whites have been convinced to support a siphoning of wealth from themselves and their families skywards, up into the economic stratosphere for the plutocrats.

With Donald Trump, progressives have a chance to make two critical points to whites. Critical point No. 1: Think about the psychological wages of whiteness in terms of Trump. Trump exemplifies what it means to build your identity around being proud of being white. It means to be a liar. It means to be cruel. It means to dehumanize others. It means to steal from others. It means to be a bully and a cheat. That’s what it means if you want to build your identity around white pride.

Second, look at Trump and ask yourself: Is whiteness helping regular white folks, or is whiteness just a weapon that billionaires can use against everybody? Trump gives us the opportunity to say to many whites that the biggest financial threat in your life comes from other whites voting their racial fears and handing the country over to greedy billionaires who only really care about themselves.

These two dynamics, I think, put us in a remarkable place in 2018 where we can say this old dream of cross-racial solidarity that has always foundered on the shoals of the value of whiteness to whites might finally be possible now -- if we can convince enough whites that seeking to be white as a source of identity is a moral disaster and a financial disaster as well.

How would you explain “dog-whistle” politics – the term is increasingly common in American political discourse but rarely properly defined? What examples would you offer of how dog-whistle politics hurt Americans on both sides of the color line?

Donald Trump went to the American people and said, “You need to worry about illegal aliens. You need to worry about Mexico sending rapists. You need to worry about Muslim terrorists.” He also said, “Crime in the black communities is awful. People can’t go outside without getting shot. We can fix that. We can ban Muslims. We can get tougher on crime in black neighborhoods. We can build a wall on the border.”

How are these examples of dog-whistle politics? On their surface, they do not mention race. They do not use a racial epithet. They do not come across as white supremacy, and yet just below the surface, that’s the narrative. It’s a narrative of racial fear.

Yes, Trump says “Muslims.” Yes, he says “Mexicans.” But his defense is that “Mexican” is a nationality or “Mexico” is a country. “Muslims” are a religion. That’s today’s dog-whistle. You have people engaging in a classic form of race-baiting that understands race as both ancestry and culture, but who then turn around and say, “These Mexicans are rapists.” That has nothing to do with race, right? That’s the dog-whistle: To use a racial provocation and to know that you’re doing such a thing. That’s the political speech.

What outcomes has this all enabled? The reality of what people are getting with Donald Trump and his Republican Party is a cabinet full of billionaires, rampant corruption, a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the very rich, a Department of Education that wants to make it easier for predatory companies to rip off people who are taking loans for a chance at a better life, an EPA that only cares about making sure polluters can make more money. This is all dog-whistle politics personified. One could not have a more powerful example of the way in which racially charged language is consistently used and where race is combined with rule by the rich.

What do we know empirically about white racial identity and public opinion in this moment of Trumpism?

The data is really compelling and very disturbing. We know that racial resentment, measured under what social scientists call the “modern racism” scale, is the No. 1 driver of support for Donald Trump. But there is an even better and more powerful means of measuring white antipathy towards people of color and government.

Since the early 1970s, what the American right-wing has been doing is conjoining race and government in the economy. Their basic message has been to fear and dislike people of color. There is another component to this as well:  Hate “big government” because it coddles “those people” with welfare and refuses to control them through criminal law. Turn away from government, trust the marketplace.

These three ideas, race, government and economy, are all linked. If you really want to understand how race is working in the United States, you really need to think about new racial frames that combine not only dislike for people of color, but also distrust in government and support for individual efforts in the marketplace.  When you look at that combination we see the correlation between those three values and support for Trump. The relationship is even more powerful than racial resentment.

There is a second component: What does race mean to whites? Race is a social construction. How is it evolving? How is it shifting? How is it responding to politics?

New research asked self-identified white people: "How important is being 'white' to you?" About 60 percent said anywhere from moderately to extremely important, and right around half said they felt that it was important for them to work together with other whites to protect the interests of whites as a group. Those are remarkable findings because what they’re telling us is there is a public etiquette of colorblindness. Whites routinely assert this set of rules when they’re trying to get people of color to stop talking about race.

Post-civil rights era racial colorblindness demands, “Hey, it’s wrong to foreground race. It’s wrong to notice it. It’s wrong to talk about it. It’s wrong to think about yourself and racial identity.” That might be the public rhetoric, but it’s not the reality, because at present somewhere upwards of half of whites are self-consciously thinking of themselves as white.

You are involved in an exciting new project which explores how we can think more strategically about the relationship between race and class in America.   

In this new research we asked a set of questions about race, class and government. We used the answers to sort the American public into three groups. We call them “base,” “persuadables” in the middle and “opposition.”

The “base” are people who basically said, “People of color are beset by structural problems. People are poor for structural reasons. Government has an important role to play.”

People who are the “opposition” took the opposite points of view. They said consistently that people of color are poor because there’s something wrong with them. Poor people are poor because there’s something wrong with them, and government is the problem. Base, we’re looking at about one-quarter of the population, 23 percent. Opposition, you’re looking at 18 percent. Let’s be crystal clear about that 18 percent. We will never get them. Their views are consistently hostile to progressive views on race, on what it means to be poor and the economy and the role of government.

But, that leaves about 60 percent of the people in the middle. This “persuadable” category constitutes three out of five Americans. With such a large group, it includes a lot of people of color. It includes a lot of Democrats. It includes a lot of union members. It also includes some Republicans, and maybe a few Trump voters, It’s a very broad group. When we look at this group, especially on race and the economy, what we found was that they held reactionary views. They would say things such as “Poverty among people of color is explained by a lack of effort.”

At the same time, they also held racially progressive views. They would toggle between the two perspectives. This was tremendously important because I think a lot of us have thought, “Wow! There’s a lot of racism out there, how are we going to overcome that?” Yes, there is a lot of racism out there, but it turns out there’s also a lot of racially progressive views. That creates the possibility of actually connecting with and activating those racially progressive views.

A common criticism of Hillary Clinton in the last campaign was that she talked too much about race and that this type of “identity politics" made her vulnerable to Trump’s right-wing “populist” message about class. How would you respond?

I think Hillary Clinton talked too much race in the wrong way. It was not the amount of time she dedicated to talking about race, but rather the way she talked about it. If we talk about race as white racism against people of color, that’s a frame which has negative effects both for whites and for people of color. What we found is that if we talk about racism that way, then white audiences feel implicated and they’re turned off. This is not at all surprising.

More surprising, we found that when we talked to communities of color and we offered a political analysis which said, “The main problem is politicians who are racists and racist voters who vote for them,” people of color were demobilized by that narrative. That story seemed to invoke 300 years of history. It made things seem insurmountable. People went very quickly from a sense of what’s politically possible to a narrative of what they could control as individuals. Whenever you see people shifting to stories of individual responsibility and what they can control, this reaffirms the right-wing framework that says, “You’re on your own. Take care of yourself. If you fail, it’s your own fault.”

Now let’s try a different frame: “Racism is a weapon of the rich that’s being used against all of us.” In our focus groups  we talked about racism as a weapon of the rich and explained that this is a "divide and distract" tactic that they are using against whites, against blacks, against brown folks, against Native Americans and Asian-Americans and immigrants. This is a weapon of the rich. This allowed whites to see how they are also targeted by the racial manipulation by the rich.

This narrative framework also allowed people of color to say, “We know that we need to fight racism, but now there’s a chance that white people might be in this fight with us too --maybe not with the same stakes, but still in this fight.”

There’s power to creating a sense of cross-racial solidarity, not alone on a moral ground because fighting racism is the right thing to do, but centered more firmly in the idea that fighting racism is the only way that white and black and brown folks are going to be able to thrive in this society. Cross-racial solidarity can defeat racism as a “divide and distract” weapon. It can get the government back on the side of people and have it create economic prosperity and racial justice for all people.

What are some narratives that you would suggest the Democrats use to defeat the Republican Party and Donald Trump?

Our research shows that there is a core narrative which progressives need to adopt.

Part one: Defeat, “divide and distract” as a tactic by insisting on cross-racial solidarity that includes whites and other communities of color.

Part two: Identify cross-racial solidarity as the way to take government back for working people and away from big business and the very rich.

Part three: Through government, build shared prosperity and promote racial justice.

Those are the three steps and it is applicable to many issues. Welfare reform, education, mass incarceration, mass deportation -- whatever policy you want to start with. The basic story is, “You know why we have mass deportation? Because politicians are running around trying to scare white people by saying that people of color are threatening. Well, they’re not. The real agenda is to distract us because we’re not paying attention to the way the rich and plutocrats are picking our collective pockets."

It doesn’t matter what issue you focus on. You can focus on the ones that are highly race-identified, like mass deportation or mass incarceration, public education and welfare. Or you can focus on issues like the environment, Wall Street regulation, and what’s happening in terms of higher education, free college, things that don’t seem directly connected to race. They’re all connected through the way in which government has been demonized.

Let’s reject distraction based on race or based on what we look like or where we come from or the gods we worship or the foods we eat, our gender, our sexual preference. Reject all of those distractions. Come together as working people to take this country back to elect the types of leaders we need -- and through these leaders demand human rights for all and a shared prosperity for all. That’s the basic narrative.

Good government, shared prosperity, human rights and shared prosperity creates a greater possibility of cross-racial solidarity. That is the message the Democrats really need to carry. If you think about 2016, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both eventually came to the position that we need to do economic justice and racial justice. Unfortunately, neither of them had a story about how they were connected.

We need to start focusing on the way in which the rich are ripping off all the rest of us while trying to distract us with fear-mongering about undocumented immigrants or Muslims. If we can recognize and defeat that ploy then we can come together across racial lines and take this country back.

 

 

I would say that Trump’s path was eased by a half-century-long process in which the Republican Party purposefully remade itself as the white men’s party. They did this by harnessing racial demagoguery as a weapon. But the fact of the matter is that racial demagoguery is not a weapon which can be controlled. Every Republican politician who gets elected as a racial demagogue is vulnerable to being bested on the right by someone who’s even more extreme in terms of racial demagoguery.

The big advantage Donald Trump had was that he didn’t actually believe he was going to become president. Therefore he didn’t care about the fate of the Republican Party. This meant Trump had few if any constraints – beyond what worked strategically to his advantage – on his use of racial demagoguery. Because Trump was willing to go much further in terms of his racist innuendo, he ran the field on the Republicans. He took them all out.

You look at these folks: Mitt Romney had his own track record with racial demagoguery, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush started talking about deporting people. All of them were racial demagogues themselves, but they were constrained by the sense of what it might take to actually get elected, by the sense that Republicans needed a bigger base and a concern with their own integrity and public reputation. Trump was unburdened by any of that. Essentially what Donald Trump did was walk into a game that the Republicans had set up, one which had a few nominal constraints. He broke the rules and won the game.

There is a more or less straight line from John McCain and Sarah Palin to this moment with Donald Trump.

There is this deeper fear of actually naming what’s been happening in our country over the last 50 years. You have a lot of people who want to treat Trump like an anomaly and say, “Wow! That guy is out of control. If only we could back to 2016.” Here are the facts. In 2016 we were in a deep crisis as a country, a slow-moving crisis which has been on the march since the civil rights movement. Which direction are we going to go as a society? Will we proceed in the direction of multiracial democracy, or will we instead proceed away from democracy and towards rule by the rich? That question has been front and center in this country for the last 50 years. Trump didn’t raise that question. He only drew the dynamics into view.

Similarly, McCain brought Sarah Palin in and also engaged in significant racial demagoguery himself. He understood it was immoral. He understood it was racist. When McCain felt that his own election was jeopardized, he started talking about building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. McCain was more than happy to campaign with Donald Trump and with [former Phoenix sheriff] Joe Arpaio, and this is somebody that we know understood that those were racial demagogues. Shame on him! I think it’s a mistake to say, “Well, McCain was this wonderful centrist. If only we had more people like him.” No, McCain was very much a part of the problem.

Frankly, the people who refused to see McCain as part of the problem are part of the problem too, because they’re blinding themselves to the actual challenges we face as a country. Do we move self-confidently and purposefully towards multiracial democracy, or do we follow a set of leaders who are intentionally and strategically dividing us by race, moving us away from democracy and toward rule by the rich?

I have a standard warning I give when writing about Trump and this moment, or giving talks about it. I point out that America’s multiracial democracy is contingent and in many ways an outlier in the country’s history. White backlash under Trump and the Republican Party is a threat to post-civil rights America, a country too many people – especially younger Americans – have taken to be a norm and a given for all time. Are my worries and cautions misplaced? 

Not at all. If I were to push back at all, I’d say it’s not clear to me that we have yet achieved a multiracial democracy that we might be in the process of losing. We moved dramatically in that direction in the 1960s, but then, very quickly, progress was cut off. Definitions are important. When I use the term “multiracial democracy,” I mean a democracy in which all people are fully enfranchised and people are not disenfranchised in a way that significantly parallels the country’s racial hierarchy. When have we had that in the United States?

Since the mid-1970s, we’ve been moving back quite aggressively from that ideal. If you look at what’s been happening with the Republican Party, essentially from 1980 onward, they came to understand that their election depended upon disenfranchising people of color. They have been aggressively pursuing the disenfranchisement of people of color through such policies as felony disenfranchisement laws, gerrymandering and now this whole narrative about almost nonexistent “voter fraud.”

Meanwhile, of course, these are the same Republicans who will not lift a finger to ensure that our voting systems are protected against hacking by Russia. There is a profoundly antidemocratic impulse at work on the American right wing, and it’s embodied institutionally in the Republican Party. It has forestalled any actual move towards multiracial democracy.

This hostility towards multiracial democracy is part of a hostility by Republicans and conservatives to democracy more generally. For example, the rule of law, freedom of the press and what is happening with America’s courts from the appellate to the federal system also show how the conservative movement is hostile to democracy. Trump is just more obvious about it.

The right-wing assault on the judicial branch is also a clear example of how conservatism and racism are one and the same thing in America at present.

Yes, although I would not go that far. I would say that the Federalist Society for example takes a view of race relations which they claim is “anti-racist.” Yet it’s a view that tends to ensure the continuation of white dominance. But this is not just Trump. Conservatives have been engaged in a purposeful remaking of the courts that has two complementary parts. This is pure “dog-whistle” politics.

One part is to attack the courts for their recent role in promoting racial integration and gender equality and to say, “Well, the courts are full of activist judges.” In this logic, the courts do not deserve legitimacy because they are promoting this illegitimate liberal agenda of integration and gender equality: “We have to get rid of activist judges.” What that means in practice is that we have to install court justices who are hostile to the basic idea that human rights should exist for everybody in society.

The other half of this logic and strategy is that conservatives are going to take the opportunity to put on the court justices and judges who are friendly to the business community. This is part of one big strategy.

The more we shut down human rights as a society, the more we create space to open up for a pro-business orientation. What we have in the Supreme Court as it exists now – and where Brett Kavanaugh will only make this worse – is an institution that is historically one of the most hostile to civil rights and one of the friendliest to big business. That is a product of dog-whistle politics.

How does this work? Right-wing politicians say to voters, “Hey! People of color are a threat. You know who else is a threat? Government and in particular, the courts, because the courts keep forcing you to have to deal with these people. Let’s remake the courts so that you’re protected from these activist judges.”

In the process of remaking the courts, they install business-friendly judges who are busy making life difficult for unions, making life difficult for people who want to sue corporations, making life wonderful for big money in politics, making life wonderful for polluters.

These are the wages of dog-whistle politics: The promise that you’re going to be protected from people of color and activist judges and government that protects them, when in reality what you’re really going to get is a judicial system and a government that helps rig the rules for the new plutocrats.

Here is an obvious and common objection by conservatives – especially College Republican types who still have Ayn Rand in their back pocket – to your observation. “We have to free business and get rid of regulations because capitalism and the market are antithetical to racism. Those are market inefficiencies. If we just free business, then racism will go away.” 

Anybody who says that is not paying attention to what’s actually happening in the economy. The whole idea of unfettered competition, that’s just theoretical libertarian nonsense. One would have to be crazy to believe that stuff.

What you really have is not deregulation, but re-regulation on the part of the corporations and the family dynasties and the lobbyists themselves. This is the rich writing the rules for themselves, and they write the rules in ways that protect them from market competition and liability when in the course of making billions they do damage to regular people.

The whole sort of college libertarian thinking is so much self-induced blindness about what’s lurking behind these arguments. It wouldn’t take but 15 or 20 minutes of serious reading to discover that very few people are actually serious about a deregulated marketplace. It wouldn’t take that much more to discover that many of the big libertarians, including Rand Paul and his father, are people who came to libertarianism as a way of opposing civil rights.

It doesn’t take that much reflection to recognize that libertarianism as a political ideology is most attractive to young (white) men of great means who can, because of their age and gender, imagine themselves as dominant and heroic and self-sufficient. And also because of their privilege and means, these same libertarians don’t worry about how they are going to pay for education, how they are going to pay for health care, how they are going to pay for shelter, how they are going to pay for food. They have not experienced the hardships of life or its sudden reversals.

Ultimately, there is a type of political and psychological immaturity to libertarianism. There is also a disregard for human rights, through libertarianism, for many different people in our society.

What are some examples of how racism actually hurts white people? Of course, there is what the historian and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois famously described as the “psychological wages of whiteness.” But there is a huge material component to whiteness as well.

I think you’ve hit on a really critical point. What is the relationship between most white people today, in 2018, and whiteness as an identity? Being considered “white” is a type of social identity. But in this moment with Trump we have an opportunity to show white folks that seeking meaning in being white is actually very dangerous to their welfare and the welfare of their children. In a remarkable way, given the politics of this crisis, we’re in a different position in 2018 than we were in 1968 -- let alone than we were in the 1600s -- to make this point.

For centuries the radical idea has been cross-racial solidarity between working people. But the reality has also been that the psychological and material benefits of whiteness have been enormous and thus sufficient to win over the loyalty of many whites. Whiteness has granted certainty about one’s place in society, one’s own inherent goodness, one’s own rationality, one’s human capacity, one’s ability to engage in self-governance.

Whiteness also provided jobs, neighborhoods, houses, the clubs, the churches, etc. These are tremendous benefits. How do they compare to the one percent, or the one-tenth of one percent, in terms of class and money? Relatively speaking, they're crumbs. But these wages of whiteness are still significant.

What has happened in 2018, by comparison? Two different things. On the one hand, if we think about the psychological wages of whiteness, for many whites those wages have been going down because of the civil rights movement, and going down in a way that I think many whites would actually describe as positive. That is, many whites have internalized the idea that foregrounding your sense of self in race pride is racist, immoral and ugly.

That has diminished the value of thinking of yourself as white. I can’t really be proud of being white: That’s morally wrong. That reduces the psychological wages of whiteness. Now, to be absolutely clear, many whites are fighting to reaffirm the wages of whiteness. This is the real meaning of Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

On the other hand, what’s happened to the material wages of whiteness? Those have been going down as American society racially integrated. But even more profoundly, white racial fear has been weaponized by the rich over the last 50 years through dog-whistle politics. This is the basis upon which many whites have been convinced to support a siphoning of wealth from themselves and their families skywards, up into the economic stratosphere for the plutocrats.

With Donald Trump, progressives have a chance to make two critical points to whites. Critical point No. 1: Think about the psychological wages of whiteness in terms of Trump. Trump exemplifies what it means to build your identity around being proud of being white. It means to be a liar. It means to be cruel. It means to dehumanize others. It means to steal from others. It means to be a bully and a cheat. That’s what it means if you want to build your identity around white pride.

Second, look at Trump and ask yourself: Is whiteness helping regular white folks, or is whiteness just a weapon that billionaires can use against everybody? Trump gives us the opportunity to say to many whites that the biggest financial threat in your life comes from other whites voting their racial fears and handing the country over to greedy billionaires who only really care about themselves.

These two dynamics, I think, put us in a remarkable place in 2018 where we can say this old dream of cross-racial solidarity that has always foundered on the shoals of the value of whiteness to whites might finally be possible now -- if we can convince enough whites that seeking to be white as a source of identity is a moral disaster and a financial disaster as well.

How would you explain “dog-whistle” politics – the term is increasingly common in American political discourse but rarely properly defined? What examples would you offer of how dog-whistle politics hurt Americans on both sides of the color line?

Donald Trump went to the American people and said, “You need to worry about illegal aliens. You need to worry about Mexico sending rapists. You need to worry about Muslim terrorists.” He also said, “Crime in the black communities is awful. People can’t go outside without getting shot. We can fix that. We can ban Muslims. We can get tougher on crime in black neighborhoods. We can build a wall on the border.”

How are these examples of dog-whistle politics? On their surface, they do not mention race. They do not use a racial epithet. They do not come across as white supremacy, and yet just below the surface, that’s the narrative. It’s a narrative of racial fear.

Yes, Trump says “Muslims.” Yes, he says “Mexicans.” But his defense is that “Mexican” is a nationality or “Mexico” is a country. “Muslims” are a religion. That’s today’s dog-whistle. You have people engaging in a classic form of race-baiting that understands race as both ancestry and culture, but who then turn around and say, “These Mexicans are rapists.” That has nothing to do with race, right? That’s the dog-whistle: To use a racial provocation and to know that you’re doing such a thing. That’s the political speech.

What outcomes has this all enabled? The reality of what people are getting with Donald Trump and his Republican Party is a cabinet full of billionaires, rampant corruption, a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the very rich, a Department of Education that wants to make it easier for predatory companies to rip off people who are taking loans for a chance at a better life, an EPA that only cares about making sure polluters can make more money. This is all dog-whistle politics personified. One could not have a more powerful example of the way in which racially charged language is consistently used and where race is combined with rule by the rich.

What do we know empirically about white racial identity and public opinion in this moment of Trumpism?

The data is really compelling and very disturbing. We know that racial resentment, measured under what social scientists call the “modern racism” scale, is the No. 1 driver of support for Donald Trump. But there is an even better and more powerful means of measuring white antipathy towards people of color and government.

Since the early 1970s, what the American right-wing has been doing is conjoining race and government in the economy. Their basic message has been to fear and dislike people of color. There is another component to this as well:  Hate “big government” because it coddles “those people” with welfare and refuses to control them through criminal law. Turn away from government, trust the marketplace.

These three ideas, race, government and economy, are all linked. If you really want to understand how race is working in the United States, you really need to think about new racial frames that combine not only dislike for people of color, but also distrust in government and support for individual efforts in the marketplace.  When you look at that combination we see the correlation between those three values and support for Trump. The relationship is even more powerful than racial resentment.

There is a second component: What does race mean to whites? Race is a social construction. How is it evolving? How is it shifting? How is it responding to politics?

New research asked self-identified white people: "How important is being 'white' to you?" About 60 percent said anywhere from moderately to extremely important, and right around half said they felt that it was important for them to work together with other whites to protect the interests of whites as a group. Those are remarkable findings because what they’re telling us is there is a public etiquette of colorblindness. Whites routinely assert this set of rules when they’re trying to get people of color to stop talking about race.

Post-civil rights era racial colorblindness demands, “Hey, it’s wrong to foreground race. It’s wrong to notice it. It’s wrong to talk about it. It’s wrong to think about yourself and racial identity.” That might be the public rhetoric, but it’s not the reality, because at present somewhere upwards of half of whites are self-consciously thinking of themselves as white.

You are involved in an exciting new project which explores how we can think more strategically about the relationship between race and class in America.   

In this new research we asked a set of questions about race, class and government. We used the answers to sort the American public into three groups. We call them “base,” “persuadables” in the middle and “opposition.”

The “base” are people who basically said, “People of color are beset by structural problems. People are poor for structural reasons. Government has an important role to play.”

People who are the “opposition” took the opposite points of view. They said consistently that people of color are poor because there’s something wrong with them. Poor people are poor because there’s something wrong with them, and government is the problem. Base, we’re looking at about one-quarter of the population, 23 percent. Opposition, you’re looking at 18 percent. Let’s be crystal clear about that 18 percent. We will never get them. Their views are consistently hostile to progressive views on race, on what it means to be poor and the economy and the role of government.

But, that leaves about 60 percent of the people in the middle. This “persuadable” category constitutes three out of five Americans. With such a large group, it includes a lot of people of color. It includes a lot of Democrats. It includes a lot of union members. It also includes some Republicans, and maybe a few Trump voters, It’s a very broad group. When we look at this group, especially on race and the economy, what we found was that they held reactionary views. They would say things such as “Poverty among people of color is explained by a lack of effort.”

At the same time, they also held racially progressive views. They would toggle between the two perspectives. This was tremendously important because I think a lot of us have thought, “Wow! There’s a lot of racism out there, how are we going to overcome that?” Yes, there is a lot of racism out there, but it turns out there’s also a lot of racially progressive views. That creates the possibility of actually connecting with and activating those racially progressive views.

A common criticism of Hillary Clinton in the last campaign was that she talked too much about race and that this type of “identity politics" made her vulnerable to Trump’s right-wing “populist” message about class. How would you respond?

I think Hillary Clinton talked too much race in the wrong way. It was not the amount of time she dedicated to talking about race, but rather the way she talked about it. If we talk about race as white racism against people of color, that’s a frame which has negative effects both for whites and for people of color. What we found is that if we talk about racism that way, then white audiences feel implicated and they’re turned off. This is not at all surprising.

More surprising, we found that when we talked to communities of color and we offered a political analysis which said, “The main problem is politicians who are racists and racist voters who vote for them,” people of color were demobilized by that narrative. That story seemed to invoke 300 years of history. It made things seem insurmountable. People went very quickly from a sense of what’s politically possible to a narrative of what they could control as individuals. Whenever you see people shifting to stories of individual responsibility and what they can control, this reaffirms the right-wing framework that says, “You’re on your own. Take care of yourself. If you fail, it’s your own fault.”

Now let’s try a different frame: “Racism is a weapon of the rich that’s being used against all of us.” In our focus groups  we talked about racism as a weapon of the rich and explained that this is a "divide and distract" tactic that they are using against whites, against blacks, against brown folks, against Native Americans and Asian-Americans and immigrants. This is a weapon of the rich. This allowed whites to see how they are also targeted by the racial manipulation by the rich.

This narrative framework also allowed people of color to say, “We know that we need to fight racism, but now there’s a chance that white people might be in this fight with us too --maybe not with the same stakes, but still in this fight.”

There’s power to creating a sense of cross-racial solidarity, not alone on a moral ground because fighting racism is the right thing to do, but centered more firmly in the idea that fighting racism is the only way that white and black and brown folks are going to be able to thrive in this society. Cross-racial solidarity can defeat racism as a “divide and distract” weapon. It can get the government back on the side of people and have it create economic prosperity and racial justice for all people.

What are some narratives that you would suggest the Democrats use to defeat the Republican Party and Donald Trump?

Our research shows that there is a core narrative which progressives need to adopt.

Part one: Defeat, “divide and distract” as a tactic by insisting on cross-racial solidarity that includes whites and other communities of color.

Part two: Identify cross-racial solidarity as the way to take government back for working people and away from big business and the very rich.

Part three: Through government, build shared prosperity and promote racial justice.

Those are the three steps and it is applicable to many issues. Welfare reform, education, mass incarceration, mass deportation -- whatever policy you want to start with. The basic story is, “You know why we have mass deportation? Because politicians are running around trying to scare white people by saying that people of color are threatening. Well, they’re not. The real agenda is to distract us because we’re not paying attention to the way the rich and plutocrats are picking our collective pockets."

It doesn’t matter what issue you focus on. You can focus on the ones that are highly race-identified, like mass deportation or mass incarceration, public education and welfare. Or you can focus on issues like the environment, Wall Street regulation, and what’s happening in terms of higher education, free college, things that don’t seem directly connected to race. They’re all connected through the way in which government has been demonized.

Let’s reject distraction based on race or based on what we look like or where we come from or the gods we worship or the foods we eat, our gender, our sexual preference. Reject all of those distractions. Come together as working people to take this country back to elect the types of leaders we need -- and through these leaders demand human rights for all and a shared prosperity for all. That’s the basic narrative.

Good government, shared prosperity, human rights and shared prosperity creates a greater possibility of cross-racial solidarity. That is the message the Democrats really need to carry. If you think about 2016, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both eventually came to the position that we need to do economic justice and racial justice. Unfortunately, neither of them had a story about how they were connected.

We need to start focusing on the way in which the rich are ripping off all the rest of us while trying to distract us with fear-mongering about undocumented immigrants or Muslims. If we can recognize and defeat that ploy then we can come together across racial lines and take this country back.

 


          Where the Trump Presidency Could Go in This Fever-Dream world of Ours in the Wake of Today’s Election      Cache   Translate Page      
A look at the age of Trump from November 2016 to November 2018 -- and beyond

Who could forget that moment?  The blue [red] wave -- long promised but also doubted -- had, however modestly [however massively], hit Washington and [the Democrats had just retaken Congress] [the Republicans had held Congress] [the Democrats had taken the House].  The media, Fox News and the usual right-wing websites aside, hailed the moment. [Fox News and the usual right-wing websites cheered the president on.] Donald Trump’s grip on America had finally been broken [reinforced].  Celebrations were widespread.  Congressional investigations, possibly even impeachment, were only months and a new Congress away [were now a faint memory], and it was then, of course, that the unexpected struck.  It was then that President Trump, citing national security concerns and a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, began the process whose end point we, of course, already know...

Okay, consider that the dystopian me speaking.  We don’t, of course, really know how our story yet ends, not faintly.  While I was writing this piece, I didn’t even know how Tuesday’s vote would turn out, though by the time you read it, you may.  Given the experience of election 2016, it would take a brave [foolish] soul to make a prediction this time around.

I certainly learned a lesson that November.  During the previous months of campaigning that election season, I never wrote a piece at TomDispatch that didn’t leave open the possibility of Donald Trump winning the presidency.  In the couple of weeks before that fateful November day, however, I got hooked on the polling results and on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website and became convinced that Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in.

Of course, I was in good company.  As Michael Wolff would later report in his bestselling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, on election eve, few in the Trump campaign, including the candidate himself, expected to win.  Most of them, again including The Donald, were already trying to parlay what they assumed was an assured loss into their next jobs or activities, including in the candidate’s case a possible “Trump network.”

So when, sometime after midnight, reality finally began to sink in -- fittingly enough, I had a 103-degree fever and was considering heading for an emergency room -- I was as disbelieving as the president-to-be. (He had, Wolff tells us, “assured” his wife, Melania, who was reportedly in tears of anything but joy that night, that he would never win and that she would never find herself in the White House.)  By then, it was for me a fever dream to imagine that bizarre, belligerent, orange-haired salesman-cum-con-artist entering the Oval Office.

Honestly, I shouldn’t have been the least bit surprised.  During election campaign 2016, I grasped much of this.  I wrote of the future president, for instance, as a con artist (particularly in reference to those taxes of his that we couldn’t see) and how Hillary Clinton’s crew hadn’t grasped the obvious: that many Americans would admire him for gaming the system, even if they couldn’t do the same themselves.  As I wrote at the time: “It’s something Donald Trump knows in his bones, even if all those pundits and commentators and pollsters (and for that matter Hillary Clinton’s advisers) don’t: Americans love a con man.”

I also saw that he was daring in ways unimaginable to an American politician -- because, of course, he wasn’t one -- particularly in promoting his slogan, MAGA, whose key word few of the political cognoscenti paid the slightest attention to: “again.”  At that moment, for presidents or politicians who wanted to become just that, it was obligatory to claim that the United States wasn’t just great but the greatest, most exceptional, most indispensable land ever.  (As Hillary Clinton typically put it that election season: “America is indispensable -- and exceptional -- because of our values.”)  Trump’s “again” in Make America Great Again suggested something quite different and so rang a bell in the heartland.  In the process, he became America’s first declinist presidential candidate. Early that October, I wrote this:

“[A] significant part of the white working class, at least, feels as if, whether economically or psychologically, its back is up against the wall and there’s nowhere left to go.  Under such circumstances, many of these voters have evidently decided that they’re ready to send a literal loose cannon into the White House; they’re willing, that is, to take a chance on the roof collapsing, even if it collapses on them. That is the new and unrecognizable role that Donald Trump has filled.  It’s hard to conjure up another example of it in our recent past. The Donald represents, as a friend of mine likes to say, the suicide bomber in us all. And voting for him, among other things, will be an act of nihilism, a mood that fits well with imperial decline.

“Think of him as a message in a bottle washing up on our shore...”

And yet, on that day of decision, I evidently reverted to the boy I had once been, the boy who grew up with a vision of an idealized America that would always do the right thing.  So I was shocked to the core by Donald Trump’s victory.

In that fever dream of a night, when he washed up on all our shores, I had certainly been trumped, but then, so had he, so had we all.  Under the circumstances, I’m sure you’ll understand why I’ve remained hesitant about putting my faith in polls in this election season or giving special significance to reports that the White House staff was glum as hell about the coming midterms and expected the worst. (After all, mightn’t this be that Michael Wolff election night all over again?)

The American Shooting Gallery

Two years after that fateful November night in 2016, we’re still living in a fever dream of some sort, enveloped 24/7 by the universe of President Trump and the “fake news media,” that provides him and the rest of us with a strange, all-encompassing echo chamber.  America, you might say, now has a 103-degree temperature and there isn’t an emergency room in sight.

And it’s unlikely to get better, whatever happens in the midterm elections.  Those who expect that a Democratic victory or a devastating Mueller reportin the weeks to come will be the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency (or, for that matter, that the victory of an ever more extreme Republican Party will simply prove more of the grisly same) might want to reconsider. Perhaps it's worth weighing other grimmer possibilities in the as-yet-unending rise of what’s still called “right-wing populism,” not just locally but globally.  Here in the United States, with hate and venom surging (and, yes indeed, being encouraged by President Trump for his own purposes), a genuinely ugly strain central to this country’s history is being resurrected.  In the process, a burgeoning number of deeply disturbed (and deeply animated) figures from among the most over-armed civilian population on the planet -- Yemen, of all the grim places, comes in a distant second -- are turning this country into a shooting gallery.

Win or lose today, don’t think that the Donald Trump we have is the one we’re fated to have until the day he goes down in flames. He is distinctly a work in progress, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say: in regress.  In that context, let me mention an evolution of a grim sort in my own thinking over the last two years.

For some time now there have been both thinkers and activists who have been convinced that Donald Trump is an American Mussolini, an outright fascist.  (According to his ex-wife, in the early 1990s he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside and, during the 2016 election campaign, he retweeted a Mussolini quote, defending himself for doing so.)  I’ve always disagreed, however.  To my mind, he’s clearly been a man who wants to be idolized and adulated (as happens at any of his rallies) -- wants, that is, to have fans, not (in the fascistic sense) followers; applause and the eternal spotlight, not a social movement.  That, it seems to me, has been an accurate description of the president who entered the Oval Office and occupied it in such a suggestive way these last nearly two years.  But I’ve recently started to wonder.  After all, once upon a time, Donald Trump wasn’t a Republican either.  Let’s face it, he’s a quick learner when it comes to whatever may benefit The Donald.

And keep in mind that he entered an unsettled world already well preparedfor such a presidency by his predecessors in Washington.  If the fascist or, if you prefer, autocratic tendency that lurks in him and in the situation that surrounds him does come out more fully, he will obviously be aided by the ever more imperial presidency that was created in the decades before he left Trump Tower for the White House.

When he entered the Oval Office, he found there a presidency in which -- particularly on the subject of war (the president was, for instance, already America’s global assassin-in-chief) -- his powers increasingly stood outside both Congress and the Constitution. The weapons he’s now bringing to bear, including executive orders and the U.S. military, were already well prepared for him.  The refugees he makes such effective use of, whether from Syria or Central America, came to him, at least in part, thanks to this country’s war and other policies that had already roiled significant parts of the planet.  Before entering the Oval Office, the only aspect of such preparations he had any role in was the increasingly staggering inequalitythat gave a “populist” billionaire president, always ready to put more money in the hands of his .01% pals, a pained but receptive audience in the heartland.

In other words, this world and the fever dream that goes with it were Donald Trump’s oyster before he ever lifted a finger in the White House.  As a result, no election results, no matter whether the Democrats or the Republicans “win,” are likely to bring that temperature down.  In fact, if the Democrats do take the House (or even Congress), Donald Trump is unlikely to become more pliable.  If the Mueller report results in impeachment proceedings in the House, he won’t be humbled.  In the face of any such development, my guess is that his impulse will be to become more autocratic, more imperial, and even possibly more fascistic.  And the same may hold if the Republicans hang onto both houses of Congress.

Waiting for the Red Hats

Even before the vote was in, the evidence was there.  In the lead-up to the election, 5,000-plus U.S. troops (or maybe 15,000?) are headed for the U.S.-Mexico border to deal with what the president has called both an “invasion” and a “national emergency.” ("Fake news!") There, those troops will essentially twiddle their thumbs (since they are legally allowed to do little) simply because the president wanted it so.  There may, in fact, be two soldiers for every desperate refugee, including children and babies, headed toward the U.S. border in that now notorious “caravan” from Honduras.  In other words, on a whim, Donald Trump is already capable of building a wall (of troops) at that border.  The question worth asking is this: In an embattled near-future moment in which a truly Trumpian military figure (think of “him” as the next John Bolton) is in place as secretary of defense and another “national emergency” is declared, where might those troops go next because the president wanted it so?

In the days before the election, the president also threatened to sign an executive order to nullify birthright citizenship -- in the process, threatening to functionally nullify the Constitution (see the 14th Amendment), while bringing back to life the ugliest strains of American racial history just because he wanted it so.  At the moment, he might not even sign that order or, if he does, it might go down big time in Congress and the courts.  But who knows what the future of an executive-order presidency holds, especially with another Supreme Court justice pick or two in place, no matter who controls Congress?

As for those rallies of his: tell me you can’t conceive of a future America in which his adulatory crowds have stopped simply cheering and shouting for him (“Build the wall!” “Lock her up!”) and are now marching for him as well.  Is it really so hard to imagine a future in which there would be a place for a Trump Corps or for “the Red Hats”; for, that is, the kind of social movement that would no longer be confined to the arenas and stadiums of red-state America or even the polling booths of Election Day, one that might indeed be in the streets of this country at the beck and call of a fierce and autocratic billionaire?

In an increasingly unsettled world, an Autocrats, Incorporated moment globally, with an ever more powerful chief executive, and a right wing still on the march, everything that Donald Trump inherited could certainly be intensified further.  And he might be just the man to do it.  In a world in which Congress is no longer fully in his camp, in which legal charges against him, his family, and his cronies only grow, to adapt a title from a Russian novel of the early twentieth century, unquiet could flow The Don -- and in that lies peril for us all.   

Now, excuse me, I’m heading out to vote. 

Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of theAmerican Empire Projectand the author of a history of the Cold War,The End of Victory Culture. He is a fellow of theNation Instituteand runsTomDispatch.com. His sixth and latest book isA Nation Unmade by War (Dispatch Books).

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          'One of the Biggest Fraud Cases Ever': Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston Uncovers Rudy Giuliani's Alleged Role In Massive $10 Billion Theft      Cache   Translate Page      
The complaint is aimed at uncovering the full details of Russian money flowing to various Trump projects using so-called anonymous wealth companies.

A human rights organization has asked Dutch prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into multi-billion dollar money laundering schemes that they say were aided by Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his old law firm.

This story first appeared at DC Report.

The complaint is clearly aimed at examining how much money stolen from a former Soviet satellite ended up benefitting Trump. He is named 16 times in the complaint’s footnotes.

The complaint describes “one of the biggest fraud cases ever” in which “some of these money flows ultimately ended up in the Netherlands” because “Dutch service providers helped to cover up the money laundering acts.”

Watch David Cay Johnston’s Video Commentary Below:

“The money laundering network started in Kazakhstan, where a figure of up to USD 10 billion was purportedly embezzled,” the complaint asserts. “This money was subsequently circulated by two Kazakh oligarch families via a worldwide network of shell companies. A number of these companies were established in the Netherlands. The money was subsequently invested in real estate projects in the United States and Europe, after which it was paid out as ‘profits’ via – once again – a network of shell companies.”

Netherlands banks and other firms play a significant role in illicit flows of cash around the world through sophisticated techniques to hide income and corporate profits. Many of these techniques appear to push the envelope on legal tax avoidance. When money laundering is involved these aggressive techniques could cross a line into aiding and abetting criminal tax evasion.

The complaint asserts that a small slice of the missing billions was run through Dutch shell corporations with help from Rudy Giuliani’s old law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani. Until 2016, Giuliani was a partner in the 470-lawyer firm.

Neither Giuliani nor anyone at his firm Giuliani Security & Safety LLC responded to requests for his side of the story. Multiple requests for comment prompted no response from Greg M. Bopp, managing partner of what was then Bracewell & Giuliani but is now called only Bracewell.

The complaint was filed by Avaaz, a global human rights organization in Washington which claims 48 million members. It has issued an open call to prosecutors around the world to investigate “the giant web of corruption” that it says propelled Trump’s rise.

Avaaz says it has approximately 290,000 members in the Netherlands. The complaint was filed Oct. 22 with J.J.M. van Dis-Setz of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service by Barbara van Straaten, a lawyer in Amsterdam.

The complaint filed with the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam relies on court records from several countries that were dug up by investigative journalists, including James S. Henry, the investigative economics editor of DCReport.

The Dutch television program Zembla aired an investigative piece on Trump and his Russian associates in 2017. It followed up with an expose of a Trump business partner’s role in a Dutch money laundering scheme.

The complaint is aimed at uncovering the full details of Russian money flowing to various Trump projects using so-called anonymous wealth companies. Those are shell companies created to hide the identities of the owners. Trump and his family are known to have received vast sums from shell companies and have bragged about how much of it came from people in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet empire. Trump contends the deals were all lawful and he has no knowledge of any money laundering.

A criminal investigation by Dutch prosecutors could help that country avoid banking sanctions and loss of reputation by showing that Amsterdam enforces its own laws and respects laws on transnational crimes.

Roughly $10 billion was stolen from Kazakhstan, a former Soviet satellite located in Central Asia. The current Kazakh government is in court in Switzerland and elsewhere trying to recover the money and prosecute members of two families it says stole the money and laundered it in the West. Other lawsuits connected to the stolen money are being litigated in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

The $10 billion theft was uncovered by PricewaterhouseCoopers during its 2009 audit of BTA Bank, the largest in Kazakhstan. In addition, there is about $300 million missing from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.

Court documents identify the suspected thieves as Viktor Khrapunov and Mukhtar Ablyazov, oligarchs whose families are bound not just by extensive business ties, but also by marriage. Khrapunov is the former mayor of Almaty. His son Illyas is married to Ablyazov’s daughter.

“There are strong indications that the revenues of these crimes were probably mixed via a complex money-laundering network, and there was a great deal of mutual overlap” between the companies and people suspected of the crimes, the complaint states.

Both Khrapunov and Ablyazov are fugitives.

Khrapunov, who was tried in absentia in Kazakhstan, has been convicted of corruption.

Ablyazov, who was president of the looted bank, had his worldwide assets with an estimated value of $4.9 billion frozen six years ago by a British High Court.

Trump has done business since 1983 with Russian oligarchs and wealthy former officials and business people in former Soviet satellites, including Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan. A number of mobsters – American, Russian and others – live in Trump Tower apartments. The building has long been known to local, federal and international law enforcement as a nest of criminal residences.

In 1987 the Kremlin, then still a communist state, provided Trump and his first wife Ivana with a luxury trip to Russia.

While a number of journalistic investigations have looked into Trump’s dealings with oligarchs and their money using public records and sources they were limited to public records, which are often scant. Dutch prosecutors, however, have the power to subpoena banking and other records, forcing their disclosure to prosecutors and, potentially, the public.

Trump is known to have done deals with some of those mentioned in the complaint, including Felix Sater, a violent Long Island felon who was born in Russia. For years Sater traveled extensively with Trump working on deals named in the complaint and handing out his Trump Organization business card. Despite these long ties and both videos and still photos showing the men together, Trump claimed during the presidential campaign that he would not recognize Sater if they were in the same room.

Sater is believed to be cooperating with Robert Mueller, the American special prosecutor investigating Trump.

In one deal involving Sater, millions of dollars from the Trump SoHo hotel and apartment tower disappeared into an Icelandic bank that was under the control of a Russian oligarch. That bank was part of a multi-billion-dollar scheme to defraud Dutch and British pension funds. Trump has testified that he was due 18% of profits from the building.

The faux gold letters bearing the name, under an agreement reached a year ago, have been pried from the building façade.

Just three weeks before the 2016 election, a massive expose of Trump’s role in helping Kazakh oligarchs hide their illicit money appeared in The Financial Times, a British business newspaper.

“Dirty Money: Trump and the Kazakh Connection” described “evidence a Trump venture has links to alleged laundering network.”

The newspaper said its investigation found that Trump had “assembled an eclectic collection of backers and collaborators. Some had chequered pasts, with links to organized crime or fraud schemes. But perhaps the biggest risk for Mr. Trump’s complex, often opaque, business empire was that it might be used for a purpose US officials fear is rife in the country’s real estate sector: laundering dirty money.”

Trump’s SoHo project “has multiple ties to an alleged international money laundering network. Title deeds, bank records and correspondence show that a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions of stolen dollars bought luxury apartments in a Manhattan tower part-owned by Mr. Trump and embarked on major business ventures with one of the tycoon’s partners,” the British newspaper The Financial Timesreported after an extensive investigation.

Trump and his partners, the FT asserted, engaged in condo sales that appear to have violated the Patriot Act, the post 9/11 law that requires banks, developers and others to know who their customers are and the sources of their money.

Investigations to identify anonymous buyers of luxury apartments in New York and Florida to determine the extent of any money laundering were announced in January 2016 by the federal government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Three months later the FinCEN director, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, spoke about her years of work on transnational Russian organized crime networks. Much of her work involved Russian crime families “laundering their funds through the U.S. financial system. Often, this involved the suspected purchase of personal residences with criminal proceeds.”

In July 2016, the month the GOP nominated Trump, FinCen announced it would be investigating sales of luxury apartments beyond New York and Florida because of its growing concern about flows of illicit cash disguised in real estate deals.

While Giuliani calls himself Trump’s personal lawyer, his role is primarily to spread Trumpian disinformation about Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and related matters concerning Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign. Because Giuliani appears on so many cable and other television shows, but not in court, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell calls the former New York City mayor “Trump’s TV lawyer.”


          White House Officials Reportedly Fear a Major Move from Robert Mueller Coming Soon: 'I’m Very Worried About Don Jr.'      Cache   Translate Page      
Once the midterms are done, Mueller may start right back up again.

With the entire political world laser-focused on the 2018 midterm elections, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has slipped beneath the radar in recent weeks.

But according to a new report in Vanity Fair, the specter of the investigation is still hanging over the White House.

Gabriel Sherman reported that President Donald Trump's team is fearful that a report from Mueller could come as early as Wednesday — the day after the midterms. Though Mueller's investigation has continued apace behind the scenes, the special prosecutor has respected Justice Department protocol by avoiding any major investigative steps that might affect the election.

Once the election is over, there will be nothing holding him back.

"Sources say besides the president, the ones with the most exposure are Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr.," Sherman wrote. "'I’m very worried about Don Jr.,' said another former West Wing official who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. The possible exposure would be that Mueller would demonstrate that Don Jr. perjured himself to investigators when he said he didn’t tell his father beforehand about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting to gather 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton."

Sherman also notes that Rudy Giuliani has been conspicuously absent from cable news in recent weeks. He reports that one source said Trump told Giuliani to stay away during the run-up to the election — presumably to avoid focusing the nation's attention on the Russia issue.

If Mueller does celebrate the end of the midterm campaigns with a new investigative salvo, there's no telling what could happen. Trump might even try to preempt any such move by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and perhaps even Mueller himself. What happens thereafter could be determined by Congress — and its fate is in the voters' hands on Tuesday.

 

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Pulmonary drug delivery devices are devices that hold medicine, which is taken by inhaling (breathing). These devices can provide the drug/ medicine in the form of mist or powder, which is effective to treat pulmonary indications such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis.

The global pulmonary drug delivery devices market was valued at approximately US$ 35,000 Mn in 2017. It is anticipated to reach a value of nearly US$ 46,000 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of about 3.0% from 2018 to 2026. Increase in prevalence and incidence of respiratory diseases, increasing population of smokers, rise in prescription of combination therapies, digitalization of respiratory inhaler devices, increase in geriatric population, high unmet needs, high R&D in asthma and COPD treatment, and rise in number of awareness programs are likely to drive the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market during the forecast period.

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The global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been segmented in terms of product, distribution channel, application, and region. In terms of product, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been classified into dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, and nebulizers. Furthermore, the dry powder inhalers segment has been sub-segmented into single dose inhalers and multi-dose inhalers, while the metered dose inhalers segment has been split into manually-actuated pressurized inhaler and breath-actuated pressurized inhaler.

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In terms of application, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been segregated into asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and others. However, the robust pipeline for asthma and COPD drugs by key players is expected to boost the asthma segment during the forecast period.

In terms of distribution channel, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been bifurcated into retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and e-commerce. Increasing home health care services and patients who are unable to visit hospitals regularly are likely to drive the retail pharmacies segment in the near future.

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Key companies operating in the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market and profiled in the report include GlaxoSmithKline plc, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, AstraZeneca plc, Koninklijke Philips N.V., 3M Healthcare, Omron Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Novartis AG, Merck & Co., Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., MannKind Corporation, Mylan N.V., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PARI GmbH, and Nypro Healthcare Inc. (Jabil Circuit Inc.)

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In terms of geography, the global methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market can be segregated into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific, followed by Europe, is a major region of the global methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market. The region leads in terms of production as well as consumption.

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In terms of consumption, Western Europe held significant share of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in Europe in 2017. Other than Western Europe, major developments in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market have been observed in Russia and Turkey.

The U.S. accounted for significant share of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in North America in 2017. It ranked second (after China) in terms of demand for styrenic polymers in the world in 2017. Mexico is the leading country of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in Latin America, led by the presence of manufacturing facilities of some of the leading players in the region.

Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS) Market: Key Players

Key players operating in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market include Chi Mei Corporation, BASF SE, INEOS STYROLUTION Group GmbH, Toray Industries Inc. and Denka Company Limited. Manufacturers operating in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market are focusing on product development activities to provide better flow, lower warpage, and greater adhesion of MABS to other substrates. Companies provide methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) of different grades for various applications in a number of end-user industries.

INEOS STYROLUTION Group GmbH offers MABS under the brand name TERLUX. It is used in medical applications such as IV systems & fluid delivery, mobile & digital health, labware, surgical equipment, and respiratory & drug delivery devices.

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No wonder Team Donkey is experiencing some cognitive dissonance.



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[The old Catch-22: "Greens should run in state and local races and build up to presidential races" instead of playing spoiler (sic) every four years.  "Greens should drop out and endorse Democrats because this is the most important election of our lifetime".  You know, since the one two years ago.  That was their fault Democrats lost.  Blah blah.]

There may be some less nefarious, more legitimate reasons the election will be won -- or lost; for example, the strength of women voters.  Notable for the demographers, moderate Republican women who live in suburban America turning out to cast their ballots against Trump and the GOP.  No, wait; it's the youth vote.  That's it *snaps fingers*, the children are our future.  Either is better than blaming the Latinxs, after all.  We're all tired of hearing that.

Hold on a minute: this is a midterm election, and Texas Democrats who haven't elected one of theirs since, you know, Jim Hightower was Ag Commissioner always lose because they can't raise any money for consultants, advisers, pollsters, etc.  Except they did, a shitpot full of dough, in 2018 -- at least those running for Congress; not so much the statewides save Congressman SuperBeto, whose massive Bernie-like ATM machine reversed both the prevailing Texas narrative and the cash flow, doubling the take of Senator Serpent Covered in Vaseline.


The Cult of RFO'R aims for the upset tomorrow evening.  Rumor has it happening.


So as President Shitler is fond of saying: we'll see what happens.  I'm ready it to be over; how about you?  Here's your roundup of lefty blog posts and news from the final week before E-Day.

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One unplumbed premise that the midterms might reveal is whether the strength of the Lone Star grassroots has shifted from one major party to the other, either because of 'outsiders' becoming 'insiders' or because there needs to be a "bad guy" to focus on and motivate the base.

Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin, says Democrats nationally — and in some parts of Texas — have unleashed the kind of intensity we used to see from the tea party.

“So the question of whether there is still that ability to motivate Republican voters on the other side is the big question going into this cycle,” Henson said.

Henson believes one reason the tea party’s galvanizing force has slipped in local and congressional races is that conservatives no longer have Barack Obama to target. And Donald Trump has taken over the role of chief agitator of conservatives.

Tea party-backed candidates have also been elected. In Texas, the movement has been changed by that success.

“I think once you have people who are part of institutions, it inevitably looks different, because you aren’t banging from the outside,” Henson said. “Like it or not, you are part of the status quo, and you are part of the establishment.”

Perhaps the only competitive statewide contest down the ballot shows signs of GOP panic, as indicted felon/AG Ken Paxton digs in to the deepest pockets of the friends he has left.

In addition to the TV ads, Paxton’s recent campaign finance filings have indicated that Republicans in high places are tuned in to the race in its home stretch. In recent days, the attorney general has received a $282,000 in-kind donation from Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign; more than $350,000 in in-kind contributions from Texas for Lawsuit Reform, the political arm of the tort reform group; and $10,000 each from two of the biggest donors in the Republican Party: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.

Millard Fillmore's Bathtub linked to a picture of Sweaty Beto, which may have been the Halloween costume of the year.


Stirred by Trump's call, armed militia groups head south to welcome the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free intercept the invading (sic) migrant caravan.

Asked whether his group planned to deploy with weapons, McGauley laughed. “This is Texas, man,” he said.

Off the Kuff examined a pair of statewide judicial races.

In Harris County, the Texas Observer foresees a day of reckoning for Republican judges who have held fast to the money bail system, rewarding their friends and penalizing the poor.

Isiah Carey of Fox26 was first with the news that Houston mayor Sylvester Turner's first announced challenger next year will be former Democrat*, now (?) not-Trump Republican, non-DWI-convict and megawealthy trial lawyer -- Rick Perry's defense attorney, for those catching up -- Tony Buzbee.  *Lookie here, from Texpatriate:

(D)espite being the one-time Chairman of the Galveston County Democratic Party, a two-time Democrat nominee for the State Legislature and the once rumored Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. However, of late, Buzbee has been appointed to the Board of Regents of his alma matter, Texas A&M University, and become a key financial supporter of both Perry and (Gov. Greg) Abbott.

Durrel Douglas at Houston Justice blogged the 2019 Houston City Council District B early line.  And in an excellent explainer, described how the local activist/consultant game -- getting paid to do politics, that is -- is a lot like having the app on your phone for the jukebox down at the local bar.

Socratic Gadfly, returning from a recent vacation, took a look at a major nature and environment issue that fired up up opposition to Trump — the Bears Ears downsizing — and offered his thoughts on the value of the original national monument site versus critics of several angles, and things that could make it even better.

Therese Odell at Foolish Watcher also leavens the politics with some Game of Thrones news.

And Harry Hamid's midnight tale from last week moves ahead to 1 a.m. (with no accounting for Daylight Savings Time and 'falling back' noted).

          Dragons analyst Precious lands World Cup shot with Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
ANALYST Will Precious, the longest serving member of the Dragons coaching team, is to have a sabbatical to head to the World Cup with Russia.
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The United States says it is eyeing fresh sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a Russian former spy in Britain earlier this year.
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Several Russian tycoons blacklisted by the United States have been asked not to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Switzerland in January, a Russian state bank reported.
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Russia's Roskosmos space agency says one of the computers on the International Space Station (ISS) has malfunctioned, but it gave assurances that the defect has no impact on the safety of the crew.
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Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian billionaire and owner of the Monaco soccer club, has been detained in Monaco for questioning in a corruption-related case, French newspaper Le Monde reports.
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Crimean Tatar activists say they've been unfairly targeted for speaking out since Russia's annexation of the region. So a group called Crimean Solidarity is helping protesters pay fines with small change, turning every payment into a headache for officials.
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November 10–18, the National Ballet of Canada presents the North American premiere of John Neumeier's Anna Karenina at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Co-produced with Hamburg Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet, NBoC is the last of the three companies to present the new two-act production.

Anna Karenina: Inside the Studio | 2018 | The National Ballet of Canada www.youtube.com


Neumeier's adaptation condenses Leo Tolstoy's 19th-century masterpiece and sets it in the present with minimalist sets and costumes. The score melds selections by Tchaikovsky with modern choices by Alfred Schnittke and Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, juxtaposing the story's emphasis on Russian tradition with its modern retelling. Setting the story in the present day challenges the notion that society has progressed since the time of the novel. "We are no better at dealing with the double standard for men and women or the destruction of private lives by public office than Tolstoy's characters were in the 1870s," says NBoC principal ballet master Lindsay Fischer.

Hamburg Ballet's Edvin Revazov and Anna Laudere in "Anna Karenina." Photo by Kiran West, Courtesy NBoC.

Neumeier's most recent successes at NBoC include Nijinsky and A Streetcar Named Desire. According to Fischer, the company keeps returning to Neumeier because his "ability to capture the essence of a relationship and to show us what his characters want makes us care deeply about their lives."


          Re: Debunking Christianity: A Jesus Cult’s Assault on Science      Cache   Translate Page      

1) you are equivocating atheism, naturalism, and communism/totalitarianism. Equivocation is a tool you use frequently.

2) you say you have an absolute standard. That standard gets used differently across the ages, from culture to culture and even within a single culture. You want to say the Bible never changes. Sure it does, different books get canonized by different sects. Different religions add on, like Islam and Mormonism. And there is a lot of variation on the interpretation. When we challenge you to explain why your interpretation is correct, it always boils down to personal subjective experience. Absolute standard, ha! You want to say "God" never changes, how do we know when you say "God" is the personal subjective experience that's giving you all the answers, yet strangely giving different answers to other people.

3) you've been through nearly every disingenuous strategy in Stephen Law's book Beleiving Bullshit.

4) You routinely base your arguments on fallacies, even go so far as to say fallacies don't matter.

5) people who depend on magical thinking and magical spells often kill their own children through medical neglect.

6) blaming the victim is a hallmark of magical thinking and magical spells. Blaming the victim is the standard reason why homeopathy doesn't work. Same for crystal power. Same for prayer and those who aren't "Christian enough". You've played the blame game plenty of times.

6) people who depend on magical thinking and magical spells often get their money taken by frauds, injure themselves and occasionally get themselves killed at the hands of faith healers -- spokespeople for your "god".

7) Funny you mentioned the Crusades along side "absolute moral standard" since spreading "God" was the justification for killing non-believers.

8) "But take atheism to China or Russia and things change." Things change under the "atheism" of many European countries and in good ways. But that's really secularism/humanism unbridled by magical thinking.

9) you routinely bastardize science to compensate for your own lack of evidence and reliable methods of acquiring knowledge. You misinterpret it, redefine it, and frankly just get it wrong when you need to.

10) we don't pretend to have an absolute moral standard, we acknowledge neither of us do. You only pretend you do.

11) if you want to use a metric of number of people slaughtered as a measure of evil, count up the deaths in the Bible: Jehovah: uncountable tens of millions. Satan: seven.


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Atletico Madrid i ka marrë hak Borussia Dortmundsit duke e mundur me një rezultat të lehtë, por me një rezultat shumë më të ngushtë se ai në Gjermani. Megjithatë, sonte në Wanda Metropolitano djemtë e Diego Simeones arritën që ta mundin Dortmundin me rezultat 2-0. Goli i parë erdhi në minutën
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Le Borussia Dortmund, avec Witsel présent toute la rencontre, a manqué l'opportunité de valider sa qualification en 8e de finale en s'inclinant 2-0 sur la pelouse de l'Atlético Madrid mardi soir dans le cadre de la 4e journée de la Ligue des Champions. Dans le duel belgo-belge entre Thomas Meunier et Dries Mertens, ni Naples ni Paris n'est parvenu à s'imposer, laissant les deux équipes se quitter sur un partage un but partout.
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Mit einem Tor und einem Assist trumpfte der ÖFB-Spieler gegen Galatasaray auf.
Österreichs Fußball-Teamstürmer Guido Burgstaller hat am Dienstagabend sein erstes Champions-League-Tor erzielt. Der Kärntner sorgte beim 2:0-(1:0)-Heimsieg von Schalke 04 gegen den türkischen Meister Galatasaray Istanbul für die frühe 1:0-Führung (4.) und gab den Pass zum 2:0 (57.). Der Revier-Rivale Borussia Dortmund kassierte dagegen mit dem 0:2 bei Atletico Madrid die erste Saisonniederlage.

Die anderen beiden Schlager-Partien des Abends brachten keinen Sieger. Sowohl Inter Mailand und Barcelona als auch Napoli und Paris Saint-Germain trennten sich jeweils 1:1. "Barca" steht aber trotz ersten Punkteverlust im vierten Königsklassen-Match als erster Club bereits im Achtelfinale.

Burgstaller nutzte in der Anfangsphase in Gelsenkirchen einen Fehler von Tormann Fernando Muslera. Uruguays Teamkeeper griff seitlich an der Strafraumgrenze ein, rutschte dabei jedoch aus dem Sechzehner und musste den Ball deshalb wieder auslassen. Burgstaller reagierte daraufhin blitzschnell und schoss den Ball aus extrem spitzem Winkel und 17 Metern perfekt ins kurze Eck. Mark Uth erhöhte nach der Pause nach einem Konter und Pass von Burgstaller auf 2:0.
 
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty



You should read this book if you like: Fiction, Big Little Lies, health resorts, wickedly smart writing, people who seem to have all the answers, rebooting your life

About: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.



Heads You Win: A Novel by Jeffrey Archer



You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Kane and Abel, the Cold War, KGB assassination plots, stories that span decades and continents, shocking twists of fate

About: Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .

In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.

With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is #1 New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.



Skyward by Brandon Sanderson



About: Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the Krell. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above the earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending Flight School at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.



Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey



You should read this book if you like: Horror, The Girl with All the Gifts, mothers with a dark side, chills and thrills, exploring two very different sides of the same story

About: From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping thriller with twists you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust.

Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home.

But there's another side to Liz---one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme.

And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

Love her or hate her: there are two sides to every story....

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          Whither Sri Lankan politics..?       Cache   Translate Page      
-By A patriotic Lankan: London-

               Today, 22 million Sri Lankans are worried and concerned about their political future.  Each day is passing with uncertainty and unpredictable outcomes. Some fear that this political chaos will take this beautiful country into dark ages. I’m not a supporter of any political party or any political ideological group but I’m very much concerned about the political road map of Sri Lanka. Where will this political uncertainty take Sri Lanka. It has been reported that business sectors have already begun to suffer due to this man-made political tension. Now, tourists will think twice before they book their holidays in Sri Lanka? This unwanted political move will cost Sri Lankan economy enormously. This unsolicited political strife will inflict a greater damage for Sri Lankan democratic tradition and reputation. 

              This political move by Sri Lankan president has divided Sri Lankans into two groups. One group supports president’s move and another one opposes his move to appoint a new PM. We are now at a historical turning point in Sri Lankan political map. It is not about the political future of Maithiri or about the political future of either Ranil or Mahinda. 

              It is all about democratic tradition of this country. It is all about people mandate to elect and select whom they wish. It is all about Parliamentary democracy of this country.  It is all about law and order of this country. It is all about civic rights and civil society. It is all about our democratic institutions. It is all about our legal and judiciary institutions in Sri Lanka. It is all about the integrity of our constitution in Sri Lanka. It is all about the consciousness of 6:2 million voters who gave their votes to MS. It is all about the political, economic, educational, legal and social future of 22 million Sri Lanka. We are concerned today not because of changing political leadership from one group to another but we concerned about the fundamentals and foundation of Sri Lankan democracy. They are indeed concerned because all these democratic traditions are at stake today with this move. That is why we are concerned about this abrupt move. The county is fading away from 70 years of democratic tradition into Chinese style dictatorial political system.

           What examples are we setting for the next generation of Sri Lankans.  Are we telling them with this political move it is Ok to grab power by any means? It is a disgrace to see how MPs are bought and sold in public in this political move. The president misused his presidential power to suspend parliament to buy more times to win the majority in Parliament. What type of democracy is this?  Can Maithri fool 22 million Sri Lankans.  He may get the support of some hard-core MR supporters and yet, believe me 80% of Sri Lankans would oppose such a move. 90% of educated people of all communities oppose this type of political move.

                Francis Fukuyama 2011 in his book (Origins of political order from prehumen times to the French revolution) defines the three fundamental components of a modern political order. Accordingly, a strong a capable state, the state’s subordination to a rule of law and government accountability to all citizens are those three components. One of the secrets of the success of western democracy is that western political system managed to subordinate all citizens under the rule of law from Kings, Queens Lords, feudal land lords, elites to ordinary citizens all are equal in the eyes of law. The rule of law is applied equally to all. This was one of the pre-conditions for the success of western democratic tradition. No citizen is above all. That is why even today when MPs break the law in England, they plead guilty, take responsibility and happily accept punishment as dictated by law. Today, in Sri Lanka law makers are breaking their own democratic tradition without any disgrace. What matters is the application of democratic values not mere slogans and words.  China, Russia, and Saudi all claim they are democratic countries, but are they? Do we want to follow their vision of democracy?  

            There is no doubt Sri Lanka is trapped in geopolitics of some Asian countries. Sri Lanka is trapped in Indo-Chinese geopolitics. China managed to buy Mahinda with its money. China does not follow western democratic traditions. It does not mind about human rights or ecological and environmental disasters. All what they want is to use Sri Lanka as one of its strategic geopolitical locations. China has been encircling many Asian countries with its mighty economic powers. Unfortunately, Mahinda Rajapaksa had adopted some wrong foreign polices during his two terms in our diplomatic relationship with India and China. Recently, China has been putting many African countries in a debt trap with its mega development projects. Unfortunately, we too became a victim of Chinese geopolitical hegemony.  Unlike many other countries, China uses its diplomatic and political relations to do business with its friendly countries. Knowingly or unknowingly we became a victim of China’s political ploy. It is generally believed that China has played a role in this political chaos in Sri Lanka. Who can challenge China now? who can question China now? For the personal interest of Mahinda family, he put the entire country in hock in the hands of China. 

         Unlike in the past, to do politics in this virtual world of information and technological advancement, our politicians too must have some thorough knowledge in geopolitics, diplomacy, rules of law, world order, and other areas of modern world. Sri Lanka badly needs a new generation of politicians to take this beautiful country forward. I’m sorry to say that more than 50% of MPs in our parliament are incompetent politicians to meet the political challenges of 21th century. I suggest some first-class graduates with high level of IQs must enter politics to clean Sri Lankan politics from the grip of these political thugs. 



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          (Grand Rapids) Baikal Over Under MP310 12 guage - $ 450      Cache   Translate Page      
Baikal MP310 Russian import over under 12 gauge shotgun - Imported by US Sporting Goods and EAA back in the day - I have had this for a few years and have not used it - I bought it after I borrowed an O/U for a clay shoot - needless to say I never have the time - I think it needs to be unboxed and broken in - comes with chokes and wrench original box - interesting gun I recall the barrel selection is done with the trigger top is default or 'push forward' changes to under barrel. Good value for an O/U at 450 - If listed it is available - I try not to answer if someone asks... due to the lack of most of those inquiries - please don't waste peoples time. Interested? Ask -
          Champions League: Atletico wins to join Dortmund at the top      Cache   Translate Page      
Atletico Madrid rebounded from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a convincing 2-0 win over the German team on Tuesday, a result that left both teams tied atop Group A in the Champions League
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National Voting System Faces Test On Election Day

Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation’s election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process.

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Yakutia Airlines has negotiated with several carriers to perform international flights for the company after Russian authorities suspended the airline’s international operations.

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The Chinese-Russian commercial aircraft consortium (CRAIC) will issue the next batch of requests for proposals from suppliers for the CR929 within weeks, as it assesses engine and landing-gear offers already received, said Yuri Sluysar, president of the consortium’s Russian member.

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San Francisco (AFP) Nov 6, 2018
Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the US midterm election. The announcement came shortly after US law enforcement and intelligence agencies said that Americans should be wary of Russian attempts to spread fake news. The election is Tuesday. A study p
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Это цитата сообщения Рецепты_блюд Оригинальное сообщениеРассольник — первое блюдо русской кухни

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Фото к рецепту: Постный рассольник с грибами

Очень вкусный постный суп. Такой рассольник можно сварить из любых грибов, у меня это шампиньоны.

 рис, картофель, грибы, морковь, лук репчатый, огурцы солёные, томат-паста, масло растительное, сахар, соль, перец, лавровый лист, перец горошком, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с перловкой (на зиму)

Рассольник с перловкой - заготовка на зиму, которая сократит время приготовления вкусного супа до минимума. Вам останется лишь сварить мясо, добавить в бульон картофель, а затем - эту заготовку, - и наваристый рассольник уже дымится в тарелке на вашем столе!

 огурцы, морковь, лук, помидоры, перловка, соль, сахар, уксус, вода, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с перловкой

Знаменитое блюдо русской кухни, основанное на использовании соленых огурцов и рассола.

 перловка, морковь, лук репчатый, мука, картофель, огурцы маринованные, огурцы солёные, масло растительное, лавровый лист, перец горошком, соль, рассол огуречный...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник

Простой рецепт рассольника с перловкой. Очень мясной вариант.

 говядина, картофель, перловка, морковь, лук, огурцы солёные, зелень петрушки, соль, перец чёрный молотый, сметана, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Постный рассольник с перловкой или  рисом

Очень вкусный и сытный суп, рекомендую для поста.

 перловка, картофель, огурцы солёные, лук репчатый, морковь, масло растительное, соль, перец, зелень, лавровый лист, томат-паста
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с пшеном и фрикадельками

Рецепт ароматного рассольника с пшеном и фрикадельками. Очень вкусный суп, который станет самым любимым в вашей семье.

 картофель, лук репчатый, морковь, пшено, масло растительное, фарш свиной, яйца, хлеб, огурцы малосольные, вода, соль, перец чёрный молотый, сметана, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Заправка для солянок и рассольников

Заправка опробована в прошлом году и успешно прошла все испытания. Рассольники и солянки, сваренные с добавлением этой заправки, были отмечены по достоинству "неподкупным" домашним жюри. И мало того, что заготовка классная, так и сделать ее проще простого.

 огурец, лук репчатый, морковь, чеснок, укроп, петрушка, сахар, соль, уксус, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник ленинградский

Вкусный обед - рассольник ленинградский. Варят блюдо, как рассольник домашний. Вместо перловой крупы можно использовать пшеничную или овсяную. Варить можно как на воде, так и на бульоне.

 картофель, перловка, морковь, корень петрушки, лук репчатый, лук зелёный, огурцы солёные, маргарин, сметана, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Постный рассольник

Рассольник варится с судаком. Очень приятный на вкус, чувствуются рыба и соленые огурчики. А перловка обеспечивает сытность и густоту.

 судак, перловка, огурцы солёные, морковь, корень петрушки, лук-порей, масло растительное, зелень укропа, соль, лавровый лист, перец чёрный горошком, перец чёрный молотый
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник вегетарианский

Рассольник – издревле русское блюдо. Есть много разных рецептов. И с мясом, и с рыбой, и с почками. Я вам предложу рассольник вегетарианский.

 капуста белокочанная, морковь, лук репчатый, огурцы солёные, помидоры, рис, картофель, масло растительное, вода, перец чёрный горошком, перец чёрный молотый...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник из мяса курицы

Курочка в супчике всегда кстати. В этом рецепте она плавает в супчике с огурцами и рисом.

 мясо куриное, картофель, огурцы солёные, рис, лук, морковь, масло растительное, сметана, зелень петрушки, лавровый лист, соль, перец
 
Фото к рецепту: Рыбный рассольник

Пикантный и яркий рассольник рыбный рекомендую Вам на обед.

 судак, сёмга, перловка, морковь, огурцы солёные, корень петрушки, лук репчатый, масло растительное, зелень, соль, томат-паста, мука
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник  «Ленинградский»

Основной рецепт может быть дополнен мясом или рыбой, или куриными потрошками. А может быть и вегетарианским.

 картофель, перловка, крупа пшеничная, морковь, корень петрушки, лук репчатый, лук-порей, огурцы солёные, маргарин, сметана, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с гречкой постный

Шикарный постный суп для вашего стола. Рекомендую.

 вода, огурцы солёные, картофель, рассол огуречный, морковь, лук репчатый, крупа гречневая, масло растительное, лавровый лист, зелень, перец, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Густой рассольник с сухариками

Первые блюда - неотъемлемая часть рациона каждого человека. Предлагаем вам рецепт рассольника с рисом и сухариками. Если вы хотите приготовить густой, наваристый суп, то этот рецепт - именно то, что вам необходимо.

 вырезка свиная, огурцы солёные, картофель, морковь, рис, хлеб, лук репчатый, томат-паста, масло растительное, зелень, лавровый лист, перец чёрный молотый, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с куриными потрошками и гречкой

Существует огромное количество рассольников. Предлагаю вам мой способ приготовления вкусного рассольника!

 потроха куриные, лук, морковь, картофель, крупа гречневая, огурцы солёные, лимон, петрушка, укроп, чеснок, бульон, соль
 
Фото к рецепту: Быстрый постный рассольник

Отличный постный обед выходного дня. А готовится рассольник без мяса быстро. Можно приготовить как с рисом, так и с гречкой.

 рис, крупа гречневая, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, огурцы солёные, соль, сахар, перец, специи, томат-паста, масло растительное, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Калья из курицы

Калья - практически забытый суп русской кухни. Считается, что калья есть родоначальница рассольников. Готовится на рыбном или мясном бульоне. Сегодня рецепт кальи на курином бульоне.

 курица, корень сельдерея, корень петрушки, морковь, огурцы солёные, лук репчатый, мука, специи
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с рисом

Вкуснейший супчик делается либо с перловой крупой, либо с рисом. Я предлагаю вам свой вариант - рассольник с рисом.

 свинина, рис, лук репчатый, морковь, картофель, огурцы солёные, рассол, соль, приправа, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник по-кубански

Очень вкусный рассольник из свиных потрохов (почки и сердце), с фасолью и небольшой добавкой томата, а также с заправкой из растертого сала с чесноком.

 почки свиные, сердце свиное, картофель, огурцы солёные, рассол огуречный, фасоль, лук репчатый, чеснок, масло сливочное, шпик (шпиг, шпек), томат-паста...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с гречневой крупой

А на обед у нас сегодня рассольник с гречкой. Вкусный, ароматный.

 говядина, крупа гречневая, картофель, морковь, огурцы солёные, томат-паста, лук репчатый, масло растительное, соль, перец, лавровый лист, зелень, сметана, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник из курицы с перловкой

У меня на обед сегодня рассольник. Может и вам понравится, с курочкой.

 курица, огурцы солёные, рассол огуречный, картофель, лук репчатый, морковь, перловка, соль, масло растительное, томат-паста, зелень
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с кукурузой

Еще один вид рассольника для вас. Да не простой, а с кукурузкой. Вкус незабываемый. Рецепт вегетарианский, постный.

 вода, кукуруза консервированная, огурцы солёные, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, капуста белокочанная, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный молотый, лавровый лист...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник

Рассольник - это классический суп русской и советской кухни. Кто не знает, что такое рассольник, тот никогда не жил в России. Наваристый, на мясном бульоне, суп с солеными огурцами и перловкой был и остается популярным у всех, кто понимает толк в настоящих супах.

 мясо, мясо, морковь, стебель сельдерея, лук репчатый, вода, огурцы солёные, перловка, картофель, лук зелёный, зелень укропа, лавровый лист, чеснок, масло растительное...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с почками

Предлагаемый рецепт рассольника с почками, относящийся к исконно русской кухне, разнообразит ваше меню первых блюд и раскроет секрет приготовления нечасто используемого субпродукта - почек.

 почки, картофель, рис, морковь, лук репчатый, огурцы солёные, рассол, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник постный

От редакции: наших пользователей часто интересуют постные сытные рецепты из лука порей. Вот что предлагает наш постоянный автор: Давно хотела сделать блюдо с луком-пореем. Вот что получилось - постный рассольник. Когда хочется что-нибудь постное, но в то же время сытное, вот рецепт постного рассольника.

 вода, картофель, лук-порей, морковь, пшено, чеснок, огурцы солёные, сок томатный, масло растительное, соль, перец чёрный горошком, лавровый лист
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с почками

У нас дома всегда варят такой рассольник с почками. Рецептом его приготовления я с вами поделюсь.

 почки свиные, картофель, рис, огурцы солёные, морковь, лук, зелень, лавровый лист, перец чёрный молотый, соль, масло растительное
 
Фото к рецепту: Домашний рассольник с перловой крупой

Рассольник - очень популярный суп, главным ингредиентом которого считаются солёные огурцы и рассол. Я предлагаю приготовить по классическому рецепту рассольник с перловой крупой. Будем готовим рассольник в мультиварке.

 говядина, перловка, картофель, лук, морковь, сельдерей черешковый, огурцы солёные, рассол, томат-паста, масло растительное, вода, соль, лавровый лист, перец горошком...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с клецками

Такой вкусный рассольник я давно не ела. А вы ели когда -нибудь рассольник с клецками? Попробуйте:)

 грудинка говяжья, картофель, морковь, корень петрушки, лук репчатый, огурцы солёные, кукуруза консервированная, соль, лавровый лист, масло растительное, перец...
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с перловой крупой

Традиционный русский суп - рассольник с перловой крупой. Конечно, рассольник варят и с рисом, но настоящий классический рассольник готовят все-таки с перловкой. Предлагаем два варианта приготовления рассольника.

 бульон мясной, перловка, масло сливочное, масло растительное, картофель, лук, морковь, огурцы солёные, рассол огуречный, лавровый лист, сметана, зелень, соль...
 
Фото к рецепту: Домашний рассольник с почками

Очередной вариант знаменитого супа перед вами. Готовим рассольник с почками. Тут есть своя хитрость.

 почки, картофель, морковь, лук репчатый, рис, сода, уксус, огурцы солёные, томат-паста, масло сливочное, соль, перец, лавровый лист, зелень, вода
 
Фото к рецепту: Рассольник с копченостями

Интересный вариант знаменитого супа, на мясном бульоне, с копченостями. Ну очень вкусный!

 куриные окорочка, грудинка копченая, куриные окорочка, перловка, картофель, огурцы солёные, морковь, лук репчатый, томат-паста, масло растительное, перец горошком...
 
 


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Atletico revengeful, Dortmund remorseless. Each in their own terms, sellers of rapture and thrill. Two contrasting sides offering dash and dare. Atleticoandrsquo;s pedigree crumbled in front of Dortmundandrsquo;s vociferous supporters like statues of sand. Dortmund's margin of victory against such an experienced European outfit, famed for their defensive solidity, was a major show of intent and marks them out as real contenders to go a long way into the competition. Lucien Favre is the man who has re-ignited Dortmundandrsquo;s dormant aspirations of European and domestic glory. The 4-0 win over an extremely shrewd and defensively unbreachable Atletico Madrid was just an indication of Dortmundandrsquo;s attacking flair and fury. However, a trip to Madridandrsquo;s state of art stadium is going to be a tricky affair as Atletico Madrid will undoubtedly be out for a bit of redemption, and this time will have the full support of the Wanda Metropolitano at their backs. With a showdown against Bayern Munich looming, the priority will be to keep BVBandrsquo;s key players healthy and rested. Dortmund have already booked a trip to the round of 16 hence rotation to keep their star performers fresh before Bayern clash is predictable. The catch here for Favre and his backroom staff will be to strike a balance between using their trusted match winners and rotating the squad. Jadon Sancho, the latest Football sensation is on a roll himself. He is scoring spectacular goals, providing near perfect assists and winning matches for Dortmund as if it were a cakewalk. Everything that this kid is touching is turning into gold. Dortmundandrsquo;s very own Alchemist clubbed with fiercely loyal Marco Rues, the reborn striker Paco Alcacer and you have one of the most brutal attacking weapons in your Arsenal.
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Roger At the risk of backslapping, I couldn't agree with you more. Trump could be pivotal in where the world heads, communism or democracy. Or even worse, progressives undermining democracy. The world has emerged from free trade (look up Matt Ridley's book, 'The Rational Optimist' where he describes from almost the first page, man's emergence as a force of nature through his ability to specialise and trade. From the guy who can't fish, but who makes brilliant bone fishooks, teaming up with a guy who can fish but can't make hooks; to the guy who can't drive but can build roads teaming up with the taxi driver. Socialism (and I use that in the broadest terms to include communism) is a political, ideological, unnatural construct which barely existed before Marx. Free trade is the natural order of peaceful society. It's not perfect but almost everything meaningful produced by mankind has emerged from it. Capitalism is also a political construct, but not nearly as harmful as socialism as it allies itself with free trade. I would argue that despite their oppressive regimes, China and Russia are becoming more capitalistic than the west, but they are understandably fumbling with the concept of change; as the west is badly fumbling the same concept, when it shouldn't.
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PARIS (AP) — With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday. Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund […]
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Leyla Fiore — Teaching (2018)
Release Year: 2018
Cast: Leyla Fiore
Genres: HD Video, All Sex
Video language: English

Leyla has recently moved to Paris for school. She lived a bit of a sheltered life in Russia. Her parents are rich and always made sure she was focused on school and nothing else. But now that she’s living on her own, she is letting loose. She started small, but now wants to live out a fantasy she’s had for a while — sex with an older man. She’s chosen her piano teacher and plans to do it before going back home for a couple of weeks between semesters.

Format: mp4
Duration: 43:18
Video: 1920x1080, AVC (H.264), 12000kbps
Audio: 124kbps

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Leyla Fiore — Teaching (2018)
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Civilian Justice League two
Release Year: 2018

Year: 2018
Genre: ADV, jRPG, Sci-Fi, Combat, Heroine, Big tits / Big Breasts, Oral, Corruption
Translation into Russian: Incubus
Platform: PC / Windows
Edition type: Original (license)
Tabletka: Not Required
Version: v1.11
Game language (plot): English
System requirements (minimum): OS: Windows 7; CPU: Pentium®4 2.0GHz; DirectX: 9; RAM: 2 GB; VRAM: 512 MB; HDD: ~ 750 MB

Description: Haruka's home was destroyed by the evil institution Yaku. When she grew up, she decided that the mind would take revenge
Jakou Now she is a pilot of two-legged robots in the League of Civil Justice. Since it is owned by a private company, it sometimes takes part in PR activities, which sometimes include erotic acts.

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Abbi and Ilana remember to go and vote in the 2018 midterm elections during their preparations to give Russia some payback.
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          Meaning of the English family name Falkner is one who hunts with falcons      Cache   Translate Page      

Meaning of the English family name Falkner is one who hunts with falcons

Meaning of the English family name Falkner is one who hunts with falcons Emotional Spectrum • If you are looking for laughter, He is your person! Personal Integrity • The decency of Falkner is never questioned. Personality • Patience and understanding are his greatest gifts. Relationships • Though not many in number, his friends are golden. Travel & Leisure • A fondness for the ocean will emerge. Career & Money • Falkner has a knack for skillful money handling. Life's Opportunities • Educational opportunities are exceptional for him. Lucky Numbers: 40 • 32 • 15 • 17 • 22 • 39 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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Meaning of the India male name Falit is fertile

Meaning of the India male name Falit is fertile Productive or fertile Emotional Spectrum • 'Life was meant to enjoy', is the key emotion here. Personal Integrity • His honor is his best attribute. Personality • His outgoing personality wins Falit's adversaries. Relationships • His best friends may not really know him . Travel & Leisure • While his career is important, his hobby takes front seat! Career & Money • His happiness is tied, in part, to his occupation. Life's Opportunities • Volunteer work with charities may be rewarding for him. Lucky Numbers: 14 • 46 • 19 • 16 • 6 • 39 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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Meaning of the Italian female name Fabiola is lovely bean

Meaning of the Italian female name Fabiola is lovely bean Emotional Spectrum • Not confrontational, prefers to accommodate. Personal Integrity • She would never betray a friend. Personality • Her friends are many, her foes....are there any? Relationships • Friends have often told her how much they like her. Travel & Leisure • Although she enjoys her home, far-away lands hold interest. Career & Money • Lessons learned early in life will lead to financial success. Life's Opportunities • Nothing is impossible for Fabiola, given the right educational tools. Lucky Numbers: 36 • 22 • 6 • 33 • 34 • 25 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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          Meaning of the Arabic female name Fahima is Scholar      Cache   Translate Page      

Meaning of the Arabic female name Fahima is Scholar

Meaning of the Arabic female name Fahima is Scholar Emotional Spectrum • When she is happy, everyone knows it! Personal Integrity • Friends know that Fahima can keep a secret. Personality • Doesn't rush, but gets there. Relationships • People like Fahima because of her personality. Travel & Leisure • Relaxing is an art-form to her. Career & Money • A gifted child, Fahima will need to be challenged constantly. Life's Opportunities • No stranger to hard work, her efforts will be rewarded. Lucky Numbers: 9 • 39 • 44 • 35 • 25 • 20 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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Meaning of the Hispanic family name Arlo between two hills

Meaning of the Hispanic family name Arlo between two hills Emotional Spectrum • Under that exterior beats a free spirit! Personal Integrity • He will tell the truth even when it hurts. Personality • His smile is contagious. Relationships • Starts slowly, but a relationship with Arlo builds over time. Travel & Leisure • He will find it hard to wind-down on vacation. Career & Money • While no one can buy happiness, his hard work will pay off! Life's Opportunities • Nothing is impossible for Arlo, given the right educational tools. Lucky Numbers: 39 • 19 • 2 • 40 • 38 • 6 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O S T U V W X Y Z
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Cassie Fire — Day Vacation Sex In Hotel Room With
Release Year: 2018
Video language: English

Arrived in Koh Samui, Thailand with my new Russian model Cassie. Here for 5 days of shooting bikini pictures but I have other plans. On the flight down from Bangkok we are both flirting like crazy – must be the holiday feeling!! Once we check in to our hotel, Cassie puts on a sexy blue bikini and poses on the balcony. After a while of enjoying that perfect round big butt… I just have to fuck her and make her my hardcore big butt. And yes it’s true – girls on holiday in the tropics are really for vacation sex! After we fuck, it’s time to party. Join us as we sample the nightlife…

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Duration: 31:56
Video: 1920x1080, AVC (H.264), 3741kbps
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Cassie Fire — Day Vacation Sex In Hotel Room With
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Cassie Fire — Day Vacation Sex In Hotel Room With
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          Kale Caesar Salad with Almond Vinaigrette      Cache   Translate Page      


What a delicious salad and perfect for Fall.  The dressing is amazing and with the addition of ground almonds, it makes for an extra creamy finished product.  We like to mix our greens so we combined Curly and Russian kale, both purchased at the Farmer’s market.  The Russian kale is soft and tender, giving the salad a nice balance of texture.

Kale Caesar Salad with Almond Vinaigrette
Chef Antoni Porowski – adapted
Servies 4

2            6 oz. bunches kale, stemmed and thinly sliced
1            large heirloom tomato, cut into 1/4” wedges
1 and 1/4            cups sliced toasted almonds, divided
2            tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2            tablespoons Agave
1            tablespoon chopped shallot (from one small shallot)
1            teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1            teaspoon Dijon mustard
1            teaspoon kosher salt
1/4         teaspoon black pepper
1            medium garlic clove
1/3         cup olive oil

Toss together sliced kale, tomato wedges and 1 cup of the almonds in a large bowl, set aside.

Place vinegar, Agave, shallot, thyme, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic and remaining 1/4 cup almonds in a blender, blend until smooth, about 45 seconds to 1 minute.  Slowly drizzle in oil, blending until dressing is fully combined.


Add almond dressing to kale mixture, toss well to coat.

          Stems in concerto      Cache   Translate Page      
10/11/2018 - STEMS Art Rock impreziosito da archi - composizioni cinematografiche dall’eleganza radiale Oscurità ed ipnotica, delicata intensità. Gli Stems si sono nati nel Regno Unito nel 2011 dal membro, fondatore e compositore John Dorr, con l’idea di mescolare ritmi e strumenti classici con il rock. La loro musica è spesso definita cinematica o a volte etichettata come Post Rock o Rock Neoclassico. Dal 2013, gli Stems hanno fatto diverse tournée in Europa, sviluppando un proprio seguito grazie alla reputazione per i loro concerti, belli ed intensi, dove spesso il gruppo si esibisce insieme a suonatori di corde locali per espandere il suono. La band si è esibita con Michael Rother (Neu!), Russian Circle, Tides from Nebula, Pelican, My Baby, Lovely Eggs, ed è stata ingaggiata dal British Film Institute per creare nuove colonne sonore dal vivo per i film muti di Georges Méliés, esibendosi in numerosi Cinema ed eventi. Tra questi, un breve tour con DJ Yoda, e un’esibizione per un pubblico di 8000 persone nella propria città d’origine nel Novembre del 2014. Gli Stems hanno poi pubblicato con le etichette Fluttery Records (Istanbul) e Come PlayWith Me (Leeds) e tutti i 4 CD autoprodotti sono stati ristampati più volte. Nel 2016, il gruppo ha raccolto in soli 4 giorni i fondi per finanziare la produzione di un vinile. Gli album spesso presentano opere multistrato. Nel 2018 la band si trasferisce a Norimberga, completando il proprio progetto più ambizioso, che include visuals from NASA e si intitola Soundtrack to the stars. Un’esperienza coinvolgente con video del nostro sistema solare e dello spazio profondo, impostato su un genere che sfida la colonna sonora dal vivo. Qui il video: https://vimeo.com/251788419 (password: Nuremberg) http://www.youtube.com/stemsmusic http://www.twitter.com/Stems_music www.facebook.com/stems.ensemble - Apertura ore 21. Ingresso con tessera arci + contributo di 5€
          Misha Maver — Food and Foot Fetish Galore (2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Misha Maver — Food and Foot Fetish Galore (2018)
Release Year: 2018
Cast: Misha Maver
Genres: Anal
Video language: English

When Sabby returns home from work, he finds the words «Enjoy your meal» written on the mirror. He can«t wait to feast off his hot wife»s sexy toes and incredibly toned body. Misha Maver«s big round tits and pierced nipples, her endless legs, and absolutely irresistible toes give him an instant boner in his pants. She»s lying on the dining table with her athletic body covered in fruit. Let the feast begin!
Watch Misha Maver swallow his gigantic dick down her deep throat to lube it up for her butthole. The insatiable and constantly horny wife rides his monster cock with her asshole during an intense anal sex intermezzo, getting him ready for dessert.

Sabby squeezes his big hard cock between her naked foot soles and fucks her tootsies over and over again until he orgasms and blows loads of cum all over her naked polished toes. That flexible young Russian hottie knows how to satisfy his hunger for lust!

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Misha Maver — Food and Foot Fetish Galore (2018)
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Misha Maver — Food and Foot Fetish Galore (2018)

Misha Maver — Food and Foot Fetish Galore (2018)
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          EPIC! RUSH LIMBAUGH: Leads Missouri Trump Rally Crowd in Chants of “Lock Her Up!” (VIDEO)      Cache   Translate Page      

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit: Rush Limbaugh opened up for President Trump in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Monday. The ENERGY WAS OFF THE CHARTS! Rush reminded the Trump crowd that Hillary Clinton and Democrats were the ONLY ONES who colluded with Russia in 2016. This is a well known fact at this point. The […]

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          First Look at Crazy Russian Vampire Fantasy Empire V      Cache   Translate Page      
Director Victor Ginzburg's widely-anticipated second film Empire V is heading to this year's AFM.

          MIDLIK, LOUISE L.      Cache   Translate Page      
(nee Russian), age 86, Beloved wife of Andrew (deceased); loving mother of Janet Timura (Raymond), Andrew J. (Susan), Mary Jo Trocano (deceased) and...
          Russian Supermodel Shows Off Nude Body Just 2 Months After Giving Birth      Cache   Translate Page      

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          U.S. says to issue chemical weapons-related sanctions against Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it would impose additional sanctions on Russia after Moscow failed to give reasonable assurances it would not use chemical weapons after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England.

          U.S. intends more sanctions on Russia over chemical weapons: spokeswoman      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. State Department intends to impose more sanctions on Russia for failing to meet conditions under an international chemical weapons law after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain in March, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

          Re: Future Gave Joie Chavis a Pink Friendship Ring at Gender Reveal Party      Cache   Translate Page      

OT: New York City election machines breaking down. Malfunctioning. Same for GA. I don't understand how in this country we can have malfunctioning machines. We don't need the Russians to hack our systems, they don't work!
NYC needs to go to mail in only like Oregon. Shame on America that this amount of people are voting and we can't accommodate them. Next time, everybody MAIL-in your vote!


          Kazakhstan chooses SpaceX over a Russian rocket for satellite launch      Cache   Translate Page      
"The reason for using a Falcon 9 for this launch is that it will be less expensive."
          Tracing The Origins Of Code. A talk by Dr. Melanie Feakins      Cache   Translate Page      
How and why Russian coders were made invisible?
          Tracing The Origins Of Code. A talk by Dr. Melanie Feakins      Cache   Translate Page      
How and why Russian coders were made invisible?
          BL élőben: a továbbjutásért játszik négy csapat      Cache   Translate Page      
A Barcelona, az Inter, az Atlético Madrid és a Borussia Dortmund is a továbbjutásért játszik ma este a labdarúgó Bajnokok Ligájában
          EUA dizem que vão impor mais sanções à Rússia por uso de armas químicas      Cache   Translate Page      
Por Patricia Zengerle e Lesley WroughtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - O Departamento de Estado dos Estados Unidos informou nesta terça-feira que vai impor sanções adicionais sobre a Rússia, depois que Moscou não deu garantias...

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          Феминистки довели феминистку Памелу Андерсон до протеста против феминизма      Cache   Translate Page      

Американская модель и актриса Памела Андерсон раскритиковала движение #MeToo, заявив, что это «уже перебор». Бывшая звезда Playboy и телесериала «Спасатели Малибу» считает, что феминизм порой может заходить «слишком далеко», сообщает The Independent.

«Думаю, феминизм может заходить слишком далеко. Я феминистка, но, по–моему, эта третья волна феминизма — скукота. Мне кажется, она парализует мужчин», — заявила Андерсон в интервью выходящей на CBS News передаче 60 Minutes.

Актриса, которая и раньше высказывала свои критические замечания в отношении движения #MeToo, зародившегося после целого ряда скандалов вокруг обвинений сразу нескольких влиятельных мужчин Голливуда в сексуальном насилии, также отметила: «Я считаю, что это движение #MeToo для меня всё–таки перебор. Извините, конечно, может, меня за такие слова убьют… но мама научила меня не ходить по отелям с незнакомцами».

По словам Андерсон, когда она активно участвовала в съёмках, все знали, что в Голливуде есть некоторые влиятельные люди, встреч с которыми с глазу на глаз лучше избегать. «Ты знаешь, на что идёшь, когда одна отправляешься в этот номер в отеле», — настаивает экс–модель. И даже если встречу организует не сама актриса, а её агент, это не оправдание — по мнению актрисы, всегда можно обойти нежелательный контакт.

Экс–модель вспомнила, как ей самой не раз приходилось отказываться от дорогих подарков, включая дома, машины и роли в кино, от мужчин, с которыми она не хотела поддерживать отношения. В ответ на возмущения критиков Андерсон подчёркивает, что её позиция не «проблемная» — просто девушки должны знать, как себя обезопасить.

Также в интервью Андерсон прокомментировала свои отношения с основателем сайта WikiLeaks Джулианом Ассанжем, который по–прежнему скрывается в посольстве Эквадора в Лондоне от потенциальной экстрадиции американским властям по обвинениям в шпионаже. Поскольку Ассанж является гражданином Австралии, актриса призвала премьер–министра страны Скотта Моррисона помочь активисту вернуться на родину.

«Я чувствую, что сблизилась с ним, пожалуй, сильнее, чем многим удавалось. Он мне доверяет», — так Андерсон описала свою связь с Джулианом Ассанжем. Также актриса добавила, что свои отношения пара предпочитает характеризовать как «романтическую борьбу».

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          rosavetrov: Реалистичные пейзажи Аркадия Николаевича Олейника      Cache   Translate Page      

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Здесь всё родное...

Пусть все твердят, что родина «не та»,
Что лучше жить в богатстве… за границей,
Но есть во мне заветная мечта:
Любить страну, где дал Господь родиться.

Где пахнет липа и цветут поля,
Где шорох листьев и садов прохлада,
Где пенье птиц и трели соловья,
А мне, пожалуй, большего не надо…

Здесь всё родное… небо и земля,
И по тебе моя душа томится…
Я здесь живу… здесь родина моя,
И буду за тебя всю жизнь молиться...

© Ольга Дрожжина

Аркадий Олейник родился 19 декабря 1965 года в Белоруссии. В 1973 году переехал с родителями в Краснодарский край, а с с 1986 года проживает в г. Краснодаре. Профессиональной живописью занимается с 1989 года. Заняться искусством его вдохновила красота природы Краснодарского края: море, горы, леса, реки...

Аркадий признается: "Я думаю, что каждому, кто был в горах, в какую-то минуту хотелось стать художником. Вот и у меня в определенный момент желание вылилось в практическую деятельность".

Аркадий пишет в реалистичной манере, которая иногда приближается к гиперреализму, настолько точно воспроизводит он картины природы. Картины Аркадия Олейника находятся во многих частных коллекциях и галереях России , Германии, США, Англии и других странах мира.  



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          Atletico Madrid 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: La Liga side avenge Dortmund defeat      Cache   Translate Page      
Atletico Madrid avenge last month's defeat by Borussia Dortmund with a 2-0 home win to move level on points with the Germans in Champions League Group A.
          Champions League: Erste Pleite unter Favre: Dortmund verliert 0:2 bei Atlético      Cache   Translate Page      
Ausgerechnet vor dem Gipfel gegen Bayern: Borussia Dortmund hat gegen Atlético Madrid die erste Pflichtspielpleite unter Lucien Favre kassiert und muss die Quali für das Champions-League-Achtelfinale vertagen.
          Book Distributors Reach Out to Russian-Speakers in North…      Cache   Translate Page      


Book Distributors Reach Out to Russian-Speakers in North America!
ISKCON book distributors are constantly trying to find new ways to give out Srila Prabhupada’s books, and new people to reach. One of the biggest niche audiences is the Russian-speaking community in North America – some 7 to 8 million natives of Russia and former Soviet Union countries. What is particularly exciting about this audience is that many have already been introduced to Vedic knowledge and are looking for more.
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          BVB verliert 0:2 bei Atlético - Schalke-Sieg      Cache   Translate Page      
Madrid - Borussia Dortmund hat die vorzeitige Qualifikation für das Achtelfinale der Champions League verpasst. Der Tabellenführer der Fußball-Bundesliga verlor 0:2 bei Atlético Madrid. Damit endete vier Tage vor dem Liga-Spitzenspiel gegen den FC Bayern München auch die Erfolgsserie von zuvor 15 Pflichtspielen ohne Niederlage unter dem neuen Trainer Lucien Favre. Dennoch bleibt der BVB Tabellenführer der Gruppe A. Gute Chancen auf das Achtelfinale hat auch Revierrivale FC Schalke 04. Die Mannschaft von Trainer Domenico Tedesco setzte sich 2:0 gegen Galatasaray Istanbul durch.
          Meet Team WHL for 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series: Riley Sutter, Everett Silvertips      Cache   Translate Page      
Meet Team WHL for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series, continuing with Washington Capitals prospect Riley Sutter of the Everett Silvertips!
          'Discouraging': Russian Embassy Slams Reports of Widespread Spying in UK      Cache   Translate Page      
LONDON (Sputnik) - UK reports claiming half of Russians living in the country are spies serve to sow mistrust in the Russian embassy, the diplomatic mission’s spokesman told Sputnik.
          11/4/2018: Living: It’s Ballynahinch to Moscow for Debbie      Cache   Translate Page      

To Children With Love charity goddess Debbie Deegan — who has done so much for children in Russia for 20 years — had her unique child-with-love moment at Ballynahinch Castle, Galway, on Thursday. Her beautiful daughter Sophie got hitched in front of...
          11/4/2018: Review: Design: Vaganova Ballet Academy      Cache   Translate Page      

The Vaganova Ballet Academy (left) in St Petersburg, Russia, is built on one of the most perfect architecturally designed streets in the world. Designed by Carlo Rossi, Rossi Street is a symbol of classical perfection and it’s no coincidence that one...
          Эксперт высмеял вице-спикера Рады за призывы к ЕС      Cache   Translate Page      
«Никто к этому бреду прислушиваться не будет».   Призыв Ирины Геращенко, вице-спикера Верховной рады, к Европейскому союзу ввести санкции против России за «организацию выборов» в ДНР и ЛНР смехотворен, заявил профессор МГУ Андрей Манойло в интервью Russia Today. Комментируя...
          EUR/USD. 6 November. Results of the day. The topic of elections in the US is not very interesting to traders      Cache   Translate Page      

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The European currency received little support during trading on Tuesday, November 6, due to the surpassed forecasts of business activity indices in the services and production of Markit in the eurozone. Also in the market with might and main the topic of elections in the United States was discussed. The results are not yet known, but it is worth noting that there is no special reaction of the foreign exchange market to this event at the moment. The EUR/USD currency pair continues to move in the usual way for the last days, and there is no reason to state a change in the trend due to the elections in the US. Thus, perhaps, any reaction of the market will follow, but only towards the final results of the elections. Also, there were rumors that Trump may be impeached, however, from our point of view, for the entire period of Trump's rule there were already several much more successful moments for this. If this did not happen during the introduction of trade duties against all who could, during the scandals associated with the US President and his possible ties with Russia, now there are much fewer reasons for this. Moreover, the theme of the trade war in recent weeks has subsided noticeably, and there have been almost no Trump speeches during this time. Thus, we do not expect any sensational events from the US elections. As for the prospects of the currency pair, there is still a very weak upward trend. The price has not yet been able to get out of the Ichimoku cloud, so a downtrend may resume at any time. But this will likely require new fundamental reasons.

Trading recommendations:

For the EUR/USD pair, the correction ended near the critical line. Thus, before the MACD indicator turns downwards, it is recommended to trade for an increase in small lots to the resistance level of 1.1461.

Sell orders will become relevant again after the pair is fixed below the Kijun-sen line. In this case, the trend for the instrument will change to a downtrend, and shorts can be opened with the goals of 1.1339 and 1.1307.

In addition to the technical picture, fundamental data and the timing of their release should also be taken into account.

Explanation of illustration:

Ichimoku Indicator:

Tenkan-sen-red line.

Kijun-sen – blue line.

Senkou span a – light brown dotted line.

Senkou span B – light purple dotted line.

Chikou span – green line.

Bollinger Bands Indicator:

3 yellow lines.

MACD:

Red line and histogram with white bars in the indicator window.

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          Part-Time Maid Update      Cache   Translate Page      

This week will be the second week that our 5th and hopefully final temporary part-time maid, Annie has been working for us. So far I am pretty pleased with her work. But still I have not found another maid as good as my most trusted part-time maid, Maria who has gone back to Indonesia to get married. She's my trophy helper who has been working for us for 6 years and I hope that she will come back to work for us as promised.

Annie has a very amiable personality and is efficient. The only downside is she can only work for 3 hours in the evening, which is not sufficient for her to complete other chores like ironing and other cleaning. But I am contented. As long as there is someone at my house from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. from Monday through Fridays to help wash the dishes and clean up after dinner, I am one happy camper.  I am usually out on my 'Ahmad' duty at night, thus do not have the time to do the dishes and clean the kitchen after dinner.

Annie has work experience as a house maid in Russia (3 years) and Singapore (2 years). She can speak English and even Russian language! Pretty impressive work experience for an Indonesian lady who is now engaged full-time as a cleaner at our condo.

In exactly two more weeks, my beloved Maria will be back working for us. The girls and I miss her so much. I'm counting down the days every day! 😁

Dinner on our Sunday yesterday was at Koyaku Japanese Dining And Grill @ Faber Towers with only the hubs and Cass. The two older girls  preferred to stay home to enjoy their takeout pizza from Ben's Independent Grocer.  One is hooked to her Korean dramas and the other, her English dramas from Netflix.  😕


And the littlest brat is hooked to her novels.





I was still feeling very cloy after a heavy lunch of pasta, burger, mushroom soup and cakes from Huckleberry Food And Fare, thus only ordered Chawan Mushi.  The Chawan Mushi from Koyaku is supersized (I love!) and costs RM12 a bowl.








          The policy of Angela Merkel "and yours and ours" prevents the euro      Cache   Translate Page      

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The euro is losing ground relative to five of the seven major currencies, which continues the October trend for the single European currency, but in November.

This week, the euro will not have support in the form of strong data for Germany or the Eurozone, but there is hope for a potential growth catalyst. This is progress in the negotiations on the Italian budget (but more attention will still be paid to the US and Brexit midterm elections), which will help euro to reverse the trend and start to regain positions against major currencies.

In addition, indirectly weakened the position of the euro and ambiguous policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who in October-November managed to agree on mutually exclusive issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, head of the White House Donald Trump and Ukraine's leader Petro Poroshenko.

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          SALE 15 % OFF NOVEMBER Wood wallet, Walnut Slim, Minimalist Wooden Wallet, Card holder, personalized boyfriends gift, minimalist wallet, in by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

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Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature, and our craftsmen skillfully handmade a stylish accessory of it within a few hours. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

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          Wooden Round Earring, Zebrano hard Wood Stud, gold color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Girlfriend gift by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Round Earring, Zebrano hard Wood Stud, gold color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Girlfriend gift.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Zebrano
Color: Beige
Earring shape: Round
Size: diameter 10 mm (.39")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

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@TwinsWallet
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          Wooden Square Earring, Zebrano wood Stud, gold yellow Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Square Earring, Zebrano wood Stud, gold yellow Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Zebrano wood
Color: Yellow gold
Earring shape: Square
Size: 10x10 mm (.39")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
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@TwinsWallet
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          Wooden Triangular Earring, Rosewood Stud, Brown color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Triangular Earring, Rosewood Stud, Brown color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Rosewood
Color: Brown
Earring shape: Triangular
Size: 12x12 mm (.47")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
@TwinsWood
@TwinsWatch
@TwinsWallet
@TwinsBowTies
@TwinsCuffLinks

Got questions? Contact us via Etsy conversation.


          Wooden Square Earring, Padauk hard wood Stud, red wine Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Square Earring, Padauk hard wood Stud, red wine Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Padauk
Color: Red wine
Earring shape: Square
Size: 10x10 mm (.39")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
@TwinsWood
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@TwinsWallet
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          Wooden Triangular Earring, Padauk hard Wood Stud, Wine color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Triangular Earring, Padauk hard Wood Stud, Wine color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Padauk
Color: Red Wine
Earring shape: Triangular
Size: 12x12 mm (.47")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
@TwinsWood
@TwinsWatch
@TwinsWallet
@TwinsBowTies
@TwinsCuffLinks

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          Wooden Square Earring, Kusia Wood Stud, Yellow Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

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Wooden Square Earring, Kusia Wood Stud, Yellow Color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for women.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Kusia
Color: Yellow
Earring shape: Square
Size: 10x10 mm (.39")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
@TwinsWood
@TwinsWatch
@TwinsWallet
@TwinsBowTies
@TwinsCuffLinks

Got questions? Contact us via Etsy conversation.


          Wooden Triangular Earring, Kusia Wood Stud, Yellow color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her by TwinsWoodCompany      Cache   Translate Page      

11.49 USD

Tip: Sign up www.TwinsWood.com and get welcome discount for first purchase 10%OFF (use for Etsy and www.TwinsWood.com)

Wooden Triangular Earring, Kusia Wood Stud, Yellow color Mini Women and Men Studs, Exotic Wood Stud Earring in Craft Box. Gift for her.

These wooden studs are handmade using exotic wood. This is a bold geometric look, perfect for the modern day trendsetter. Minimalistic design is suitable for women, men or children.

Wooden earring are very light. They go with stainless still silver color posts and a mini craft box from the photo in gallery. Great gift to someone you love.
Sanded smooth and finished with natural tung oil. The surface is matte.


Specifications:

Wood: Real Kusia
Color: Yellow
Earring shape: Triangular
Size: 12x12 mm (.47")
Wood thickness: 3-4 mm (.11"-.15")
Base depth: 11 mm (.43")
Base: stainless still silver color
Packaging: Small craft box

★★★★★
Only five-star ratings and review!
Editor's choice on ETSY - best women gift!
The best offer on the market.
★★★★★

Without any doubt it is a wooden piece of art. Style created by the nature itself.
Every wood earring is a genuine masterpiece. No picture can show the beauty of these wood stud earring. One touch is all you need to feel the bond with the nature.


★ Looking for something creative and rare for the people dear to you? Or for yourself ? ★

We designed a perfect present! The best gift:
■ For a birthday
■ Christmas and New Year
■ For You Girlfriend
■ A wonderful gift for a wife
■ An ideal present for Mather's day
■ Any Anniversary
■ Wedding day or Wooden wedding anniversary


Customization / Laser Engraving:

Add any engraving (a text or a logo) on special wood insert card (photo in item gallery)
Select options for engraving.

Write engraving text in order comments. Specify the name of the font when ordering, our designer will provide sketches for you.


Payment and shipping:
All the packages are ready for shipping in 2-5 days after payment. Standard shipping takes 2-4 business weeks. Expedited shipping 10-14 days. Contact us for expedited shipping. We take full responsibility for our products, for its shipping, delivery and in case of damage during delivery or loss we can send new product.

Additional information:
Color of every item may differ (a bit darker or lighter than in the picture). It depends on the wood texture and the season of timber harvesting. Each piece is unique, because it is made of solid wood and the grain is never the same. Every wooden block’s grain is created by the nature. Every wood part is made to accentuate individuality of its owner.

We are ready for your CUSTOM ORDERS. We love doing custom orders, so contact us and we will do our best to get you exactly what you need.

Made deep in the heart of Russia in Wild Siberia since 2013.

More our handmade accessories on this link https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwinsWoodCompany

Stay informed, daily updates on Instagram:
@TwinsWood
@TwinsWatch
@TwinsWallet
@TwinsBowTies
@TwinsCuffLinks

Got questions? Contact us via Etsy conversation.


          Megacities - Michael Glawogger      Cache   Translate Page      
Michael Glawogger gira il mondo e ci mostra gli ultimi degli ultimi.
film terribile e necessario, a Bombay, Città del Messico, Mosca e New York, luoghi dove la sopravvivenza è quasi impossibile e a prezzi incommensurabili.
un film che merita molto, come tutti quelli di Michael Glawogger - Ismaele



QUI il film completo con sottotitoli in spagnolo


Un viaggio attraverso la vita quotidiana dei ghetti di quattro megalopoli, Bombay, Città del Messico, Mosca e New York.
A Bombay si sopravvive cercando rifiuti nelle fogne a cielo aperto, a New York si possono vendere prostitute immaginarie, a Città del Messico raccoglie la spazzatura in un carro e la si schiaccia con i piedi, mentre a Mosca si dorme nei canali e nelle fogne.
Il racconto scioccante di Cassandra, che per mantenere il figlio danza seminuda in un teatrino in cui gli uomini gli si attaccano addosso succhiando. O il terrificante circolo di maschi nel quale le donne sono costrette a sfilare in un edificio abbandonato, finché qualcuna riesce ad uscire dal patibolo andando a vendersi a qualcuno degli astanti.
Il film riprende angoli della vita di persone che, con orgoglio e coraggio, vivono come possono in città che sono la loro unica fonte di sopravvivenza, ma anche il crogiolo delle loro sofferenze. La città infatti è diventata il sostituto dell’ambiente naturale, della giungla dove sopravvive il più forte, o il più furbo. Ma la foresta creata dall’uomo è ben più disumana di quella naturale… Un film scioccante!

Made more than a decade back, MEGACITIES is a strange yet impressionistic urban anthropology, more like a jagged juxtaposition of twelve episodes that unfold the stories of survival. It travels through Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow & New York ~ documenting the tales of invisible people trying to survive within miserable conditions. One encounters the dye worker from the slums of Bombay, the garbage pickers who are barked upon in the streets of Mexico City, ‘Cassandra’, the stripper who lets the men ogle, grope & bite her with joy, the drug addict-hustler in the mean streets of New York, the run-away boys in Moscow underground… each unfolding into an act of survival & a story of human existence.
It’s difficult to “Like” Megacities, it leaves you unsettled & even claustrophobic at times ~ yet, it’s a reflection of life around us, which we mostly pretend not to see. On another level, the film is a visual poetry, sad yet soulful ~ resonating the slow decay within urban lives & the relentless spirit to survive. Captured brilliantly on film by fellow Austrian cinematographer, Wolfgang Thaler – Megacities leaps in rich saturated colors & drowns in cold grainy textures ~ a treat to those searching for beauty in the most unfamiliar of places.

La proiezione in piazza Grande ieri sera è stata cruda davvero, giusto prima della cena credo abbia fatto passare l'appetito a molti...
Passato per documentario, in realtà chiaramente di fiction, Megacities sarebbe stato a quanto afferma il produttore il frutto di una indagine sociologica sulla popolazione di Città del Messico. Studio involontariamente ampliatosi, per associazione di idee, ad altre zone del mondo costruisce un ritratto orribile di più di metà delle sciagure umane concentrate in meno di un'ora e proiettate su schermo gigante. New York come Mosca e come Città del Messico (tutto il mondo è paese, anzi città), come Bombay... tutte Megacities pronte ad ospitare il brutto umano, la miseria, l'abbandono di chi la città la stenta a vivere e così sotto la voce "protagonisti, interpreti" il catalogo non dice niente, perchè tutti gli attori sono anonimi come nella vita.
Gente imbruttita dal degrado morale, dall'alcool e dall'eroina, senza più dignità, filmata da vicino e magari pagata per dire che è tutto vero, gente che non fa pensare a quanto stiamo bene noialtri, uomini inseriti, ma a quanto sia ipocrita servirsi di loro per farci un film da presentare al Festival Internazionale del film nientemeno che di Locarno (dove un panino costa in media sei settemila lire). E' un film triste che non insegna niente che fa male perché il dolore degli altri farebbe male comunque ma tuttavia di una violenza gratuita e per niente poetica... è mostruoso pensare che qualcuno la trovi poetica... e allora anche la fotografia apparentemente bella di un uomo coperto di polvere azzurra (e che speriamo di farvi vedere al nostro ritorno) non è più bella, perchè quella polvere che cambia colore a seconda delle esigenze del mercato, quell'uomo la respira anche ora e lo porterà a morirne davvero.
Film come questo no grazie. E non per volersi nascondere la tristezza ma perchè sappiamo aimè essere tristi già da soli senza che per questo nessuno ci guadagni 

Both fascinating and shocking at once, MEGACITIES explores the contradictions the inhabitants of Mumbai, New York, Mexico City and Moscow have to live with day in, day out. The first film in Michael Glawogger's trilogy is a tale in 12 episodes about people at work across the globe as they struggle to survive through resourcefulness, humour and dignity. There is one hope they all share: the dream of a better life. A vivid urban anthropological film about human beauty.

Irregular mas recomendável, «Megacities» vale pelos episódios em que consegue transmitir a sensação de urgência e claustrofobia de algumas situações que relata sem que para isso se apoie numa exibicionista montra de decadência. Infelizmente, contudo, estes não ocorrem com a frequência suficiente para que o filme chegue ao brilhante retrato cujo potencial sugeria.

Twelve stories of survival set in Moscow, Manhattan, Mexico City and Bombay. While some of the scenes were "staged" they used real people and recorded real events. The gritty realism of some of the moments seemed improbable that they could happen in front of a camera and they were either faked or the Germans knew how to be silent but welcome observers of life as it happened. The sum total of the footage is a tale of human survival that is neither pathetic nor gratuitous but is simply a record.
In Moscow we meet a group of street kids hustling in subways, a drunk tank, street musicians and factory workers set against the rich and diverse modern literary heritage of the Russian people. The insight, sentiment and existential optimism of the voiced-over passages lays bare the soul of the contrast between the harsh, unrelenting drudgery of factory work and the intangible rewards derived from meeting the challenges of private life…


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Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Tuesday declined to comment on allegations of interference in the United States' mid-term elections.

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French President Emmanuel Macron called for a real European army for defence against Russia, China and even the US during a tour of World War I battlefields ahead of Sunday's Armistice Day commemoration. As his popularity continues to decline, he also commented on domestic politics, notably petrol price rises and violence in schools and deprived ...
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Thatcher Brown

When the Explorer Dream debuts for Dream Cruises next April, it will become the company’s pathfinder vessel, according to Thatcher Brown, president of the brand.

“We’ve learned there has been value in creating a pathfinder strategy,” said Brown, in an interview with Cruise Industry News in Shenzhen at China Cruise Shipping. “As we look to bring bigger ships into the market, we are also bringing a pathfinder ship in. Between now and getting the first Global-class vessel in 2021, we need to have a presence in North China. We need to start building our awareness and getting folks to really understand who we are and why they should cruise with us.”

The Explorer Dream will be converted from the SuperStar Virgo, introducing a number of Dream Cruises features, including the brand’s ship-within-a-ship luxury suite area, the Palace.

Next summer, the vessel will sail short cruises from Shanghai and Tianjin to Japan and Russia, utilizing the ship’s technical abilities which include a high service speed, enabling it to call on Russia on a five-day itinerary.

“We want to start inviting that market to cruise with Dream,” said Brown. The company’s two other ships are currently deployed out of South China and Singapore. “We need a ship up there to prime the market for the Global class.”

For winter 2019-2020, the vessel will move to Australia and New Zealand, with the company targeting Chinese and Asian guests in a fly-cruise market move.

“We are interested in expanding our footprint globally,” Brown said.

Beyond Australia, Brown said Alaska was “still on the horizon” for Dream Cruises, but the company would need to have the right timing, weighing the deployment move against revenue and demand.

Fly-cruise products will play an important role for Brown’s brand as well as the evolution of the Chinese market.

Fly cruises will demand an earlier booking curve, according to Brown, helping incentivize travel agents with the benefits of booking early in China, which is notorious for being a close-in booking market.

 “Pricing has a lot to do with how we move the booking curve out. If we can create more pricing transparency and integrity, we won’t have people waiting for the price to drop,” said Brown.

The Explorer Dream will join the larger Genting and World Dream vessels. The company gets new, 5,000-guest Global-class ships next, which are expected to enter service in early 2021 and 2022, respectively.


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          Вашингтон готує для Росії "драконівські санкції": чого слід боятися Кремлю      Cache   Translate Page      
У США запустили механізм розгляду пакету заходів проти Росії, що отримав неофіційну назву "драконівські санкції". Наразі Вашингтон "вдумливо опрацьовує" наступні кроки щодо Москви і повідомить про них згодом.

Про це повідомив представник Держдепартаменту США Девід Теслер, пише російська служба BBC.

Американський політик наголосив, що про підготовку санкцій вже повідомили Конгресу.

Отже, запускається механізм введення другого раунду санкцій. Закон не передбачає обов'язкового вступу санкцій в силу сьогодні. Ми не оголошуємо вступ в силу будь-яких обмежень,
– розповів представник Держдепу.

Він додав, що США акуратно і вдумливо опрацьовують наступні кроки, і те, якими вони будуть, стане відомо пізніше.

24 канал писав,що про невиконання гарантій щодо хімічної і біологічної зброї з боку Москви заявив також голова комітету у закордонних справах палати представників Конгресу Ед Ройс. До слова, російський держдеп мав надати висновок про виконання Росією умов закону США про хімічний і біологічну зброю до 6 листопада. 

Видання зазначає, що другий пакет санкцій передбачає введення жорстких обмежень щодо Кремля. Йдеться, зокрема, про заборону для американських банків на надання кредитів уряду Росії, якщо це не кредити на покупку продуктів харчування чи сільськогосподарської продукції. Також практично повність заборонять взаємну торгівлю. Виняток становить експорт з США товарів сільськогосподарського сектора.

Окрім того, американські політики прогнозують обмеження або заморозку дипломатичних взаємин між США і урядом Росії. Також компаніям, які контролюються урядом країни, заборонять авіаперельоти – під цю норму підпадає "Аерофлот".

Закон також передбачає введення персональних санкцій проти людей, які брали участь в поширенні хімічної зброї. Так, люди із "чорного списку" отримають заборону на будь-які контракти і угоди між урядом США. Крім того, забороняється імпорт в США продукції або послуг, вироблених тими, хто потрапив під санкції, або пов'язаними з ними компаніями.

Санкції працюють. Вони завдають збитки російській владі, а також тим, хто допомагає Росії здійснювати її підривні дії. Ми робимо так, щоб розплата за дії всіх цих суб'єктів була більше,
– наголосив Теслер.

До того ж паралельно з "драконівськими санкціями" в Конгресі США розглядається і законопроект, який його автори охрестили "санкціями з пекла".

В економічній частині законопроекту міститься заборона на операції і заморожування активів в США семи російських банківських структур, які вже перебувають в режим санкцій.

Так, на практиці це означатиме неможливість для цих банків стандартних доларових розрахунків через коррахунки в банках США.

Видання зазначає, що цей документ пропонує поширити моніторинг порушення санкцій на діяльність страхових компаній та інші пункти, а також визнати Росію державою, що спонсорує тероризм.

Законопроекти, що розглядаються в сенаті, говорять про глибоке та серйозне невдоволення з боку Конгресу, адміністрації і народу США через зростання підривної діяльності з боку Росії. І ця активність (Москви – 24 канал) зберігається, незважаючи на всі кроки з нашого боку, – сказав представник Держдепу.


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Event Date: Oct 30, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018; Event City: Istanbul, TR
  • Curator: Mehmet Sinan Tarakcıoğlu
  • Exhibition Team: Elçin Burcu Temel, Taybuğa Aybars Mamalı
  • Translation: Neslihan Çatak, Poster Design: Mirza Vranjakovic
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Exhibiton invites everyone to see Head of Department of Architecture Prof. Bruno Taut back at his home, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 80 years after his solo exhibition held at the Taut Atelier in June 1938.

“The world is my idea.” Arthur Schopenhauer

Bruno Taut is an important figure in modern architecture. His author-educator-urban planner identities, his architectural approach and the reflections of his approach have been collected.

Bruno Taut met Categorical Imperative of Kant through a gravestone in Königsberg and carried his moral law throughout his life. He lived in a world where racism and brutality rose. But he never lost his humane point of view. He wandered around the globe without losing this perspective. He lived in Germany, Russia, Japan and Turkey in a period when the effects of the changes that occurred before and after the war were deeply felt. He was branded as heimatlos and still considered this way. However, he deserves to be remembered as a citizen of the world.

In Turkey, where Taut hoped to work for a long period, he found the place in accordance with his ideals over at the Academy of Fine Arts Istanbul. For this purpose, he built a second house for himself in Istanbul after Berlin. This house in Ortaköy which sheds light on his travel-filled life and his multi-colored architectural approach was his last home. The effects he created under the umbrella of the Academy of Fine Arts in Turkey, where he only spent two years, reached present day through the young architects and his students.

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          'I gotta take a knee like I'm Colin': Brands like Sprite and IBM are wading into politically charged advertising with the help of digital publisher Attn:      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • The digital media company Attn: has made ads for IBM, Freeform, and Everytown for Gun Safety in recent weeks ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections.
  • Some of the ads have the company's logo, but the publisher is also experimenting with white-label content for brands like Sprite.
  • Taking a stand can backfire for brands — think Pepsi and Starbucks — but Attn: says its advocacy background can help brands find the right messaging.

Sprite's newest ad campaign is less a commercial than a public service announcement to vote.

The campaign, called "Get Vocal," encourages people to record and upload a video of themselves freestyling about an issue they care about. Clips are then pulled into a microsite and distributed through social media.

Some of the user-uploaded videos wade heavily into political territory.

"Police killing all my people, yeah they wildin' / So I gotta take a knee like I'm Colin," Izze the Producer raps, referring to Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who last year started kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

Another video uploaded by J. Latelle starts with "We got a president who always lies to us."

It's the kind of work that a few years ago may have been deemed too risky for brands to weigh in on. But as they increasingly wade into political issues, brands like Sprite and others are hoping to connect with younger consumers.

Behind the scenes of the campaign is Attn:, a digital publisher that has used its roots in civic engagement and its massive audience of these younger consumers to crank out a handful of voting- and cause-related campaigns for brands leading up to the midterm elections on Tuesday.

Read more: Here's how startup Attn: averages a whopping 3.8 million views per video on Facebook

"Being apolitical or non-issue-driven is no longer an option with millennial and Gen Z consumers," Attn: CEO Matthew Segal told Business Insider. "Brands now know that they need to take a position or stand for something — or at the very least stand for civic engagement in the year 2018."

Brands are pushing people to the polls

Several brands have dived into hot-button issues over the past few years, and some have been more successful (like Nike and Patagonia) than others (like Starbucks and Pepsi).

colin kaepernick nike billboard san francisco union square 4Katie Canales/Business Insider

Ahead of the midterms, a coalition of 150 companies has poured money into encouraging consumers to vote and tweaking policies to allow employees time off to vote.

Brands are trying to make sense of what they should say

Attn: created the microsite for Sprite's campaign and stitched together some of the clips into videos being distributed on the brand's social channels. VFiles, a fashion-geared social-media platform, sourced some of the talent for the campaign.

Attn: is also promoting Sprite's campaign with videos on its Facebook page.

In addition to Sprite, Attn: has also worked with IBM, Freeform, and Everytown for Gun Safety on voting-related campaigns over the past few months.

Similar to its editorial content, Attn:'s branded content aims to break down complex issues into easy-to-understand videos. Before founding the company, Segal ran the voter-empowerment organization Our Time.

For IBM, Attn: created a two-minute Facebook clip titled "Why Your Vote May Be at Risk This November" to explain misinformation and voting schemes. 

And for Freeform, the two media companies used their talent to create a series of PSAs, airing on TV and social media, that focus on the statistic that the average voter waited in line for 11 minutes to vote in the 2016 presidential election, comparing it with the amount of time people spend on things like scrolling through Instagram. 

Attn: is making white-label content for brands

The Freeform and IBM campaigns use Attn:'s audience for distribution.

But the Sprite campaign is a bit different. Attn:'s logo isn't splashed on the videos, nor is it distributed across the publisher's network of social platforms. It's an example of white-label work that the publisher is taking on for brands and is based on insights instead of reliant on its audience.

"A lot of our partners obviously want our audience and distribution, but I think we have a lot of value to add that can certainly rival some ad agencies, so to speak," Segal said. "I think brands not only know that we know how to produce spots for social media, but also know that we have a finger on the pulse on how young people feel and how to best make these topics digestible."

Taryn Crouthers, the head of brand partnerships at Attn:, said that about half of the company's work with brands on corporate-social-responsibility campaigns came from brainstorming together, as opposed to issuing requests for proposals.

"Brands are coming to Attn: because they value the fact that we understand how to talk and speak about these complex issues in a way that's both entertaining but also informative," she said.

Attn: is also paying to make its own voting-themed editorial content, including videos with former President Barack Obama and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Where you want bibimbap, borsch or bannock with bison, there's no shortage of authentic regional cuisine in multicultural Toronto.

Few neighbourhoods exemplify this fact better than Parkdale, where side-by-side, lined up along Queen Street West, you'll find spots specializing in food from Tibet, Japan, Poland, Mexico, India, Nepal, Greece, The Phillipines, Italy, France, French Polynesia, North Africa and now, Newfoundland.

Craig Pike, the East Coast actor-turned-entrepreneur behind Craig's Cookies, is expanding his footprint in Toronto with the creation of another business in Parkdale.

"We busted a hole in the wall to extend our kitchen in the back, and out front is a Newfoundland store!" he said of his new venture by email.

Located directly beside Craig's Cookies at 1537 Queen, the shop is called "NEWFOUNDLAND" — and it's exactly what it sounds like: a place to buy goods imported from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Think caramel logs, naval salt beef, 'Jam Jam' cookies and lots of the spice savoury.

Pike isn't the first person to have this idea in Ontario (apparently, there's some demand here for pickled pork scrunchions and pineapple crush) but his new store will be a unique addition to Toronto's food scene.

An opening date has yet to be announced, but things are coming along fast based on the store's Instagram profile — and customers are rabid for a taste of the Rock.

"Gonna have to learn how to make jiggs dinner for my roommates now!" commented one person on a picture of beef in a tub. "Pot liquor for DAYS b'y," wrote someone else.

I don't know what most of the comments mean, but there are tons of them — which usually means the shop will be poppin'.


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Atletico sicherte sich gegen Dortmund einen hochverdienten 2:0-Erfolg und zog nach Punkten mit dem BVB gleich. Nach ereignisarmem Start veränderte die Führung der abwartenden Rojiblancos gegen eine harmlose Borussia nach einer guten halben Stunde die Kräfteverhältnisse - die Simeone-Elf verpasste eine höhere Pausenführung. Der Borussia fehlte es auch im zweiten Durchgang an Tempo, um sich gegen kompakte Madrilenen in Szene zu setzen, ehe ein mustergültiger Konter zur Entscheidung führte.
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This is my day not to read the news, since all the forces in play in the election in the U.S. are now immovably set, and there is nothing I can do but stress. I learned my lesson in 2016, when I kept assuring A. that there was no way Donald Trump was winning, since at the last minute vote counts would adjust to what everybody knew. That was a year after, I believe, I grandly predicted that Brexit was a flash in the pan, no way the UK was going to break away from the EU. So my predictor of what the masses - at least the masses of voters - will decide is somewhat out of synch with what they, after being sorted out by racist laws and administrators who go the extra mile to preserve Jim Crow, decide. And as to the Jim Crow, the lack of urgency on this issue by the Democratic party is an astonishment that -- I won't go on about.
Rather, today I am going to read analyses of the Romanian referendum on marriage. I was unaware that rightwing groups - the usual drooling orthodox churches, the evangelicals, the fascists - had worked long and hard, in conjunction with the ruling party, to put the anti-gay legislation to a vote. I was heartened that they lost, since less than 30 percent voted. I was also heartened that the new denigratory term in Romania is Sexo-Marxism - that is, any questioning of the "natural" Christian order. This long reort by Oana Mateescu is definitely worth a read. Lately, I've been reading Jeff Love's book about Alexandre Kojeve, The Black Circle, and thinking about Kojeve's crazy view of History as a sort of real force, which closes on itself at some point (after Jena? After Stalin?) and leaves us all outside of history - in post-history. I'm going to review that book for Willett's. Though I don't agree with it, the Viconian idea of historical cycles has always fascinated me. If we are in a cycle now, it is hard not to think that it is a vast cycle of imbecility, in which we - that is, a goodly number of human beings - have deliberately turned against what we know, or have learned, in every field, from the humanities to the hardcore sciences. This hypothesis depends, however, on a silly assumption - that to know is a listing function, so that x becomes the object known, in no relation to y, another object known, and so on. Epistemic listing is a misleading way of accounting for that always philosophical modal verb, to know. Still, to remain with this pov for a second, one of the great beliefs of the liberal era was that once we know something, we can't go on denying it. The crime against the intellect is a crime against the very self, which is bound to knowledge the way Odysseus was bound by ropes to the mast of his ship so he could withstand the song of the sirens. The liberal era could countenance every perversity, it could even countenance sacrifice - that ultimate act against self-interest - but not the deliberate choosing of ignorance. And then, here we are...
Read Oana Mateescu's article. Here:

Oana Mateescu: The Romanian family referendum: Or, how I became a sexo-Marxist: “By the way, Russia had the first sexual revolution. Lenin was a big homosexual; as for Karl and Marx, I think they were together. But they realized on their own it was going nowhere.” — 3 milioane1 On 6 and 7 October 2018, in what has become known as the family referendum, some Romanians voted on changing the definition of…
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          Watch: Atletico snap Dortmund's unbeaten run with 2-0 win      Cache   Translate Page      

Atletico Madrid dominated Borussia Dortmund to win 2-0 in their Champions League Group A match on Tuesday, exacting some revenge for last month's heavy loss in Germany and snapping their opponents' unbeaten run this season. Saul Niguez fired the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute and Antoine Griezmann added another in the 80th in a one-sided match that ended Dortmund's 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions. The result lifted Atletico to nine points, level with leaders Dortmund, with two games left in the group stage. Belgium's Club Bruges are third on four points after beating AS Monaco 4-0 earlier on Tuesday with the top two advancing to the knockout stage. Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore
          New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Aghanistan’s Zabīh Allah Mujāhid: “Clarification Concerning Participation By Delegation of the Political Office in the Moscow Conference”      Cache   Translate Page      
On the 9th of November 2018, a conference on Afghanistan will be held in Moscow, the capital of Russia. A letter of invitation was sent and subsequently accepted by the Political Office of Islamic Emirate. A high-ranking delegation of the Political Office of Islamic Emirate will partake in the said conference but a particular point […]
           WORLD EMMANUEL MACRON CALLS FOR ‘TRUE, EUROPEAN ARMY’ TO PROTECT AGAINST U.S., CHINA AND RUSSIA      Cache   Translate Page      

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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:41


French President Emmanuel Macron reviews French navy personnel as he arrives aboard the French Mistral-class assault ship and helicopter carrier Dixmude to attend a ceremony to present his wishes to the armed forces at the Toulon Naval Base in Toulon, France, on January 19.PHOTO: CLAUDE PARIS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES


French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the creation of a “true, European army” to protect the continent from Russia, China and the United States.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," Macron told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse reported.

Pointing to recent decisions by President Donald Trump, the 40-year-old French leader warned that European security is at risk.

“When I see President Trump announcing that he's quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s Euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim?” he asked. “Europe and its security.” The French president concluded that Europe needed a unified military in order to “protect” itself.

Macron has previously expressed his view that Europe should jointly coordinate military actions, the BBC reported. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has also backed such a plan, saying in June that it would be part of "the structure of defense cooperation.”

“It is up to us to guarantee European security,” Macron said in an August speech, adding that the continent could no longer rely on the U.S. for protection.

“President Macron's call for a greater European effort in defense derives from two sets of factors,” the BBC’s defense correspondent Jonathan Marcus explained, “his support for the greater European project on the one hand, but also horror at much that the Trump administration is doing on the other, with its overturning of treaties and so on.”


While Macron, who took office in May 2017, just a few months after Trump, initially appeared to have a positive relationship with the American president, they have since sparred publicly over numerous issues such as the Paris climate accords, trade tariffs and the Iran nuclear agreement. Last month, the French president stressed the importance of the Cold War–era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a direct discussion with Trump, after the White House signaled it would withdraw from the decades-old agreement.



Despite the French president’s warnings and concerns, he will host Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11 in Paris. At the end of October, Trump described the upcoming trip as “very exciting” in a tweet, and said he had just spoken to the French president to discuss the celebration.

However, Trump also described the European Union as a “foe” last summer. When asked about world powers he saw as threats to the U.S., the president mentioned the longtime U.S. allies first, before also pointing to Russia and China.

“Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” he said. “Now you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe."





          Piano duo the fresh young faces of Russian music      Cache   Translate Page      
He was just 10 months old when his grandmother died but Russian pianist Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev says Tatiana Nikolaeva was the most significant influence on his rapidly accelerating career.
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[divider] Pavel Datsyuk Net Worth $47 Million [divider] Pavel Datsyuk is a Russian ice hockey player that has an estimated net worth of $47 million. While with the Red Wings, Datsyuk was named as the receiver of the Lady Byng Trophy which he received for four successive years since 2006. Other acceptances he received contain …

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          English Version of The Christmas Hat      Cache   Translate Page      

Yesterday the English version of The Christmas Hat was released. If there was anyone else not fluent in Russian who was wanting to make one, I thought I’d let you know!

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          Update: Soccer Cup Game 2018 (Games)      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Watch the moment a Russian jet appears to fly 'dangerously' close to US aircraft      Cache   Translate Page      

Watch the moment a Russian jet appears to fly 'dangerously' close to US aircraftThe United States has said a Russian jet flew dangerously close to an American military plane over the Black Sea on Monday, putting its crew at risk. A US navy EP-3 reconnaissance plane based in Greece was flying in international airspace on Monday when a SU-27 overtook and passed directly in front of it, creating turbulence for the slower turboprop aircraft.   About 25 minutes later, the SU-27 made another close-quarters pass and then banked away while applying the afterburner in its twin engines, which sent vibrations through the EP-3.  The US navy said its plane had not provoked these actions and called on Russia to follow international standards to avoid crashes.  “This interaction was irresponsible,” it said in a statement. “Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and potential for midair collisions.” Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said the encounter put the US pilots and crew at risk. The two aircraft did not communicate although the navy plane had its transponder on, he said.  A Russian SU-27 comes within a few feet of a US reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in June 2017 Credit: Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr /US EUROPEAN COMMAND  The Russian defence ministry said it had scrambled the SU-27 to intercept an “unknown air target” approaching its borders, but denied that any risky behaviour. “The fighter jet reported the identification of the American signals intelligence plane and accompanied it, not allowing it to violate the borders of Russian Federation airspace while following all necessary safety measures,” it said.  Tensions have been running high as Nato holds its largest military exercises since the Cold War in northern Europe, manoeuvres that were largely meant as a response to Russia's own record-setting military exercises with China in September.   Monday's encounter was the latest in a string of Russian intercepts that United States called unprofessional. SU-27s flew within five feet of an EP-3 in January and within 20 feet of a P-8 surveillance plane in May. A SU-27 came “within several feet” of another US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea in June 2017.  A British soldier fires a machine gun in Norway last week as part of the Nato Trident Juncture exercises  Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Close encounters between the West and Russia skyrocketed in 2014 amid tensions over Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.  A report by a London think tank counted 39 military encounters in eight months that year, warning that “more aggressive Russian posturing and the readiness of Western forces to show resolve increases the risk of unintended escalation and the danger of losing control over events”. In the most hair-raising incident, a Russian reconnaissance aircraft that had reportedly failed to transmit its position nearly collided with an SAS 737 passenger airliner taking off from Copenhagen.  An American EP-3 had to make an emergency landing in Hainan in 2001 after a Chinese J-8 fighter jet crashed into it during an intercept, causing an international dispute. The Chinese jet broke apart and the pilot was killed.  



          Russia 'BANS' Jeffrey Archer's novel about a KGB assassination and ruthless Kremlin regime      Cache   Translate Page      
Former MP Archer, 78, has been turned down by 21 publishers in Russia. He was warned by political friends to hire bodyguards while promoting the book.
          Heads you win : a novel by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author.      Cache   Translate Page      
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin. In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander'
          Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything by Sandler, Martin W.      Cache   Translate Page      
Shares information on the Apollo 8 mission and places it in its historical context as a country in a Cold War with Russia and reeling from domestic unrest needed something good to believe in.
          Furious beavers attack bush: Colony chews down newly-planted shrubs and trees in Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
The seven suburban beavers took revenge on the newly planted shrubbery (pictured) as they were evicted from their lodge on the banks of the Yauza River near Moscow.
          Macron calls for 'European army' to 'protect against China, Russia'      Cache   Translate Page      
The French President said China and Russia were becoming increasingly powerful, and that the U.S. under President Donald Trump could not be relied upon for defence.
          Midterm Election Night 2018: We're Partying With Congressional Candidates and State Legislators!      Cache   Translate Page      
Weed! Tacos! A Motherfucking Blue Wave! by Stranger Election Control Board

6:10 PM

FINALLY, FLORIDA BRINGS US SOME GOOD NEWS


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Jump to:

6 PM: THE BIG TURNOUT IS HIGHLIGHTING THE BIG SHORTCOMINGS IN THIS COUNTRY'S VOTING SYSTEM

5:40 PM: FLASHBACKS AND FEELINGS AS THE POLLS START TO CLOSE ON THE EAST COAST

5:10 PM: THE SECB RUNS INTO BEN GIBBARD AND JOHN RODERICK

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6:00 PM

THE BIG TURNOUT IS HIGHLIGHTING THE BIG SHORTCOMINGS IN THIS COUNTRY'S VOTING SYSTEM


In Missouri, a poll worker asked a voter if they were a member of a caravan. In Texas, a poll worker got canned for saying racist shit and bumping a voter. (The former poll worker now faces a criminal assault charge.) All over the country, lawyers are running to courts to get orders to keep polling stations open so that people standing in long line—often for many hours—will be able to vote. And in Georgia, where shit is real fucked up, the shady Republican Secretary of State who's running for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams while also overseeing the state's unfair election system—this shady dude who claims nothing's wrong with Georgia's voting system had his own troubles voting. Karma's a blank ballot, dude.

Everyone, everywhere, listen to Beto:

***

5:40 PM

FLASHBACKS AND FEELINGS AS THE POLLS START TO CLOSE ON THE EAST COAST


The SECB is like the rest of you with the Post-2016 Traumatic Stress feelings. So we A) don't believe any of it until the Russians stuff the final batch of votes in all the boxes and B) desperately want these early signs of unusually high voter turnout and general Trump-rejection to be real. So lets take some deep, centering breaths, go to the New York Times's "calm place" and stare at water flowing over a hand-model's hands when necessary, and focus, for now, on the positive:

AND:

You ask: What about badass fighter pilot Democrat Amy McGrath in blood-red Kentucky? It's close. Send her the best vibrations you pick up at the calm place.

***

5:10 PM

THE SECB RUNS INTO BEN GIBBARD AND JOHN RODERICK ON OUR WAY TO FUEL UP ON TACOS


John Roderick, Nathalie Graham, Rich Smith, and Benjamin Gibbard on Seattle streets shortly before midterm election results.
John Roderick, Nathalie Graham, Rich Smith, and Benjamin Gibbard on Seattle streets shortly before midterm election results. CF

On our way to fuel up on tacos before a night of crashing election parties, the SECB ran into Ben Gibbard (lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie and the Postal Service) and John Roderick (lead singer of The Long Winters and a former Seattle City Council candidate). We ran into them a block away from Carmelo's Tacos, our favorite new taco joint tucked inside Hillcrest Market.

Asked for predictions, Roderick said, "We take the House and lose the Senate. And who knows what happens after that." Gibbard concurred with Roderick's prediction.

"I think the governors' races are going to be a wash," Gibbard added. "Remember that beautiful, innocent time when we thought we could believe in polls?"

Roderick said, "All I want is to see Dino Rossi lose. I want to see him go straight into a hole. Put him up for dogcatcher."

After we parted with the famous musicians, a 22-year-old member of the SECB said, "I'm pretty cool in the face of fame."

The SECB hard at work while Carmelos makes us tacos. Also pictured: the balls of dough that get flattened into tortillas.
The SECB hard at work while Carmelo's makes us tacos. Also pictured: the balls of dough that get flattened into tortillas. CF

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          Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week      Cache   Translate Page      
Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff To prevent some of the quirkier and more extraordinary events from slipping through the cracks, we've compiled them here—from Goodwill's 35th Annual Glitter Sale to an Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration, and from Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief to Pray for Snow.

WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

1. Civic Cocktail: Protecting Orcas + Election Review
For this installment of Civic Cocktail, Q13 News analyst C.R. Douglas and Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes will serve as guest panelists in a discussion on two important topics: Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery and a review of the midterm elections (during which time Pramila Jayapal, KTTH radio host Jason Rantz, and Seattle University political science professor Marco Lowe will join in).

FILM

2. Far Out
Saturate your eyeballs with sweeping views of a remote and largely unexplored mountain range, the Albanian Alps, as well as the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, the Crazy Mountains in Montana, the Slovenian Alps, Jackson Hole, and more, as explored by athletic adventurers. Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

3. The Reluctant Radical
Environmental activist Ken Ward commits crimes against the fossil fuel industry in order to fight against climate change. Join Ward himself, along with filmmaker Lindsey Grayzel, for a post-film Q&A.

4. Somm 3: Seattle Premiere
Three wine connoisseurs meet in Paris to drink the rarest bottles of vin, while blind tasters in New York settle an age-old argument about the drink. This screening of Somm 3 will also feature a Q&A with three newly minted Seattle sommeliers, as well as a Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon toast.

FOOD & DRINK

5. New Belgium and Theo's Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Sate your chocolate cravings with a side of suds, with four New Belgium Brewing beers paired with four chocolates from Theo Chocolate.

6. A Night of Coffee Beers feat. Caffe Vita
Seattle loves its coffee and its beer, so Redhook has combined the two for their two coffee beers: Kaffenator, a small-batch coffee dopplebock made in collaboration with Caffe Vita, and Continuous Revelation Coffee IPA, a new limited release. They'll have both available for happy hour, along with food pairings and Caffe Vita swag and coffee samples.

7. Plenty Pop-Up: Indoor Farmed Produce for a Sustainable Future
Try sustainably grown, "hyper-local" produce from Plenty's vertical indoor farm 20 miles away from the city.

8. Science of Coffee: Sustainability
At this workshop hosted by Onda Coffee and Ada's, listen to environment and agriculture experts discuss how climate change is affecting the future of coffee and how sustainable farming practices can help.

9. Scotch and Oysters
Indulge in the somewhat peculiar pairing of briny oysters and peaty Scotch.

GEEK

10. Harry Potter Trivia
Take advantage of an opportunity to briefly escape the muggle world at this Harry Potter trivia night.

PERFORMANCE

11. ElectroThrust
Watch sexy persons pay tribute to electronica with signature slinky moves. Admire Jonny Porkpie (your MC), Queen Inga, Dee Flowered (all the way from Georgia)!, Di Lovely (from San Diego!), Indy Fire (Denver), and many other beauties from across the US and even that most torrid of countries, Canada.

12. SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque promises a "geeky twist" on burlesque performance, with pop culture references including Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Stranger Things, and Rick & Morty.

READINGS & TALKS

13. ALT Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Head to a night of poetry readings with A Gallo-Brown, L Swartz, and T Clear, and read your own in an open mic if you're brave.

14. L.A. Kauffman: How to Read a Protest
At this Town Hall talk, author and activist L.A. Kauffman will outline the history of America's most important protest movements from the 1963 March on Washington on. If you're curious about whether protests achieve anything, how they've changed, and what messages they carry, this is for you.

15. Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Now and Then
Historian Paul Dorpat has been collecting photo columns in Seattle for years. Join him as he presents a retrospective of his work—you'll learn some interesting things about the historical trajectory of Seattle.

16. Suzanne M. Wolfe: A Murder by Any Name
If you love historical fiction set in Elizabethan England, join Suzanne M. Wolfe as she reads from her latest novel about the murder of Queen Elizabeth I's most beloved lady-in-waiting, A Murder by Any Name.

17. Suzanne Matson: Ultraviolet
In Suzanne Matson’s new novel, Ultraviolet, we meet three generations of women in 1930s India. Hear the author read.

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

18. Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief
This series invites artists from Seattle and beyond to show work across mediums that addresses grief. Pieces include a panel from the NAMES Project's AIDS memorial quilt; a video game called "Loss Levels" by digital artist Dan Hett; a community art piece called "Arts & Casket," where visitors can decorate a cardboard cremation casket; zines by Christina Tran; a soft sculpture by Elise Bernal; jewelry about "parental fears" by Sara Eileen; and more.
Opening Wednesday

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY

ART

19. Eli Wolff
Eli Wolff takes off on cartoons, horror movies, video games, and other childhood influences to craft fun monster-y art.
Closing reception Saturday

20. Visions of Pasifika: Light from Another World
This exhibit focuses on Pacific Islander artists, incorporating tradition while looking to the future.
Closing Sunday

COMMUNITY

21. On the Battlefront and the Homefront: Rentonites in the Great War
Discover how Rentonites took part in World War I, whether by enlisting or by working on the home front as farmers, draft board workers, or nurses.

FILM

22. The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival
The 35th Annual Olympia Film Festival will work with the theme “Inclusion, Independence, Discovery,” with 50 features and shorts created by a diverse range of filmmakers and artists.

PERFORMANCE

23. Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'
A psychokinetic genius girl faces down an evil, bullying school principal in the musical based on Roald Dahl's messed-up kids' novel.

THURSDAY

ART

24. Art for All Ball
Enjoy an evening of "Painting! Music! Poetry! Performance! Community! Bubbles! Dinner! Dancing!" with Path With Art students (all of whom are working to overcome homelessness, addiction, and other trauma) as they celebrate 10 years of creativity.

25. Intro to Calligraphy
Impress your holiday card recipients by learning to write out the alphabet in beautiful, swirly strokes.

COMMUNITY

26. From the CEO's Perspective
A panel of CEOs (Scott McFarlane of Avalara, Sharelle Klaus of Dry Soda Co., and Aaron Easterly of Rover.com) will talk about how their Northwest businesses are addressing the tough times brought on by our current administration.

27. Honoring the Wisdom of Our Elders
Local Native elders will share their stories and experiences.

FILM

28. Free Screening of “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey”
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will screen the award-winning documentary Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, about one very courageous and pioneering mountain climber, as a "thank you" to the Fred Hutch-affiliated organization Climb to Fight.

29. Hecklevision: Dune
a If you haven't playfully jeered—if not aggressively ridiculed—the screen while watching David Lynch's film adaption of Dune, we respect your tolerance for cheesiness. If you have, here's your chance to send your heckling texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to enjoy.

FOOD & DRINK

30. American Purple Limited Edition Release
Be the first to try Elysian's new extremely limited American Purple beer, an American-Style Flanders Red aged in Chardonnay barrels with blackberry puree and a blend of yeasts, and tap into your painterly side with art supplies to customize your own growler.

PERFORMANCE

31. The Detention Lottery
In this educational and interactive theater project, you or your randomly selected fictional family member from the audience will be detained and have to stand before an immigration judge, who will determine your fate.

32. Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Night of Storytelling
As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, Stephanie Dethlefs, Heather Paul, Sam IAm, Ella Jarman-Pinto, and Elena Martinez will perform stories about miscarriage and infant loss.

READINGS & TALKS

33. David Skover: Robotica
Local authors David Skover and Ronald Collins will explore the relationship bettween "machine speech" and artificial intelligence in relation to free speech. The authors ask: "Is robotic expression 'speech' within the meaning of the First Amendment?"

34. Dr. Tilman Ruff: Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility will host Dr. Tilman Ruff for a talk titled "Safeguarding Health and Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe."

35. An Evening with Grace Bonney
Join Design*Sponge founder and In the Company of Women author Grace Bonney for a reception and live taping for the first season of her new podcast, discussing various challenges faced by entrepreneurs and creatives. The event will also celebrate the release of the second issue of her new magazine, Good Company (the "Fearless Issue").

36. Jill Lightner: Scraps, Peels, and Stems
According to the organizers, every person in the United States throws out nearly 20 pounds of food each month. Join Jill Lightner, author of Scraps, Peels, and Stems, for some tips on how to make use of all that good stuff.

37. NW Literary Survival Kit
Expand your knowledge of Northwest authors with the best teachers in town: Local librarians.

38. Renee Simms: Meet Behind Mars
Welcome Renee Simms, who teaches African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound, for a reading of her first book of stories, which covers a variety of genres (realist, satirical, and "fabulist" according to novelist Dr. Asali Solomon) with African American characters.

39. Sarah Cannon: The Shame of Losing
At the age of 32, Sarah Cannon's husband Matt was badly injured by a falling tree branch. In this memoir, which she'll read from tonight, the prominent Edmonds-based essayist uses diary entries, introspective letters, and other non-linear devices to flesh out themes of pain, loss, and difficult choices.

SPORTS & RECREATION

40. Pray for Snow
Summon a snowy winter on the mountain by busting out your '80s neon ski garb, dancing to live music by Nite Wave, seeing an "epic ski film" and a retro ski fashion show, and filling up on fried confections in a Twinkie Roast. Proceeds will benefit the Northwest Avalanche Center.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

PERFORMANCE

41. American Horror Story: Drag Show
Admit it, American Horror Story has been screaming for a drag tribute ever since the ghost in the gimp suit showed up in Season One. Irene Dubois and SHE will host this post-Halloween fright fest, featuring special guest Bosco.

42. Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
A cast of touring ballet dancers from Moscow will take their 26th tour across the United States to perform the Great Russian Nutcracker, which promises puppets and amazing costumes.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

ART

43. Michael Doyle: Pantry
Explore domestic spaces and more with Michael Doyle's paintings and works on paper.
Closing Saturday

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

PERFORMANCE

44. Burlycon
Meet and learn from experienced burlesque performers at this four-day educational convention. Special guests include Brandy Wilde (the first burlesque dancer of Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse Paris), Angie Pontani, and Lisa Petrucci.

45. LIFT
The action of LIFT takes place over a mere minute among riders of a London tube passing through Covent Garden, but this time stretches through the mental existence of the characters. Gregory Award-winning actor/director Richard Gray will direct.

46. Much Ado About Nothing
Continuing their "Pursuit" series, indie company Fern Shakespeare will stage Much Ado About Nothing with an all-womxn cast. Everything ends well in this comedy of hearsay, but not before gossip and malice nearly ruin some innocent lives.

FRIDAY

ART

47. Washington Wild Photography Exhibition with Stretch and Staple
Washington Wild and Snapshot Collective will collaborate on an exhibition of wildlife photography, with proceeds benefitting the preservation of local lands and waters.

48. Homelessness: the Disgrace of a Wealthy Nation
Keith Artz's installation inside the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, which has hosted a tent city and hosts a shelter, addresses one of the most urgent problems in our city.
Closing Friday

COMEDY

49. Adultarama
Two Seattle comics will make jokes about growing up.

COMMUNITY

50. Adult Swim
If you have kids, leave 'em at home and experience the Seattle Aquarium after hours. KEXP DJ Troy Nelson will spin party jams, and you can enjoy you fill of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you visit with a giant Pacific octopus, among other things.

51. Coastal Carnivore Conservation in the Pacific Northwest
Join the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for an evening dedicated to permanently protecting the coastal carnivores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

FESTIVALS

52. Wine Women & Shoes
For wine enthusiasts and shoe fetishists of Sex and the City proportions, this fundraiser raising money for foster kids in Washington will include wine and culinary tastings, auctions, shopping, a raffle, a "Best in Shoe" competition, a fashion show, and hunky "Shoe Guys."

FILM

53. Meaningful Movies: To Err Is Human
At this Meaningful Movies screening, see a documentary about "the silent epidemic" of patient harm and other flaws in the US healthcare system.

GEEK & GAMING

54. Essen Import Party
Open your game-loving mind to titles from all over the world, as showcased in Essen, Germany's SPIEL trade show.

MUSIC

55. Beyonce vs. Rihanna
Dance to the hits of two R&B/hiphop icons, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

56. Nearly Dan
Steely Dan were one of the smartest bands to consistently rack up platinum records. They got away with singing blisteringly acerbic lyrics and executing complex key changes and tricky time signatures while accruing crazy air time on commercial radio, back when that meant something. So a band dedicated to paying tribute to Steely Dan has to be sharper than your typical homage outfit. Nearly Dan’s 12 members (who’ve played with Ray Charles, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Gladys Knight, and, most importantly, Huey Lewis) are up to the task, interpreting the hits and deep cuts with a professionalism that would impress Donald Fagen and the late Walter Becker’s accountants. DAVE SEGAL

PERFORMANCE

57. Abby London is "Miss-Chievous"
Idahoan musician Abby London will bring her one-woman variety show filled with "costumes, baton, piano, guitar, vocals, and then some" to Greenwood.

58. Epicuriositease: A Sampling of Earthly Delights
Kevin Incroyable will host a night of live music, burlesque, and circus arts, paired with an optional wine tasting. Your slinky purveyors of visual pleasure will be La Petite Mort, Nina Nightshade, Sage Viniconis, Holly Dai, and Anna Clara Buoyant.

59. The Lalas
The Lalas of LA, seen in Justin Timberlake videos and at the Emmys, promise a sexy, interactive, comedic show.

60. Watch What Crappens
A podcast for Bravo junkies and skeptics will visit Seattle fans. Hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam are guaranteed to go into exhaustive detail.

READINGS & TALKS

61. Blair Imani: Modern HerStory
Blair Imani will be ready to educate you with her book Modern HerStory, all about the women, people of color, queers, disabled people, and others who've been sidelined by traditional narratives of progress.

62. Coffee & Concepts
UW School of Drama hosts this series of talks by scholars and practitioners, aimed at students and the general public. The series will wrap up with drama scholar Stefka Mihaylova.

63. A Kink in the Cure
Tim Murray's multimedia show is a sex-positive story of healing through kink.

64. Reading with Ravenna Press
Join contributors of Ravenna Press, which "prides itself on bringing together the discerning reader and the stimulating book," for a reading.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

COMEDY

65. Mark Normand
Mark Normand can boast appearances on Comedy Central, Conan, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Inside Amy Schumer, and many other hit shows. He's also won first place at the Great American Comedy Festival. He'll share some of that Brooklynite humor.

MUSIC

66. Women in Song Series
Celebrate womxn musicians at this six-part live music series, this time with Annie Phalen Group, Five Letter Word, Del Rey, and Salt Luck.

PERFORMANCE

67. Bindlestiff Seattle
Amoy Barya, Godsilya and Chunky Chonkeez will help document the lives of 1930s Filipino farm workers with a performance of Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart.

SHOPPING

68. The Great Junk Hunt
Scavenge for vintage and repurposed goods of all kinds at this traveling market.

69. Newport Ski and Snowboard Swap 2018
Winter sports season is fast approaching, so now's a good time to swap gear you don't want for gear you do want. Here you can find over 10,000 new and used snow sport items.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

70. Fortune House: Tarot & Palm Readings by Cindy Mochizuki
As part of the Group Therapy exhibition, Vancouver psychic Cindy Mochizuki will set up a trade: If you tell her about a personal monster of yours, she'll bestow upon you a tarot reading and translate your words into a work of art.

FESTIVALS

71. Seattle International Auto Show
This isn't your typical neighborhood car display—the Seattle International Auto Show provides rodders and gearheads with four days of luxury test drives, demos, family activities, and more from tons of exhibitors. Don't miss Women's Day on Friday.

GEEK

72. Discover Science Weekend
Engage in interactive experiments with aquatic researchers.

PERFORMANCE

73. Framed
Art criticism's stakes grow unnaturally high in Y York's play about love and rivalry amongst two artists and their husbands, one of whom is a mob boss, the other a wannabe made man. A production by Snowflake Avalanche.

74. Something Unspoken and Other One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
Best-known for longer contributions to the American canon like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams also wrote some incisive one-acts. Civic Rep will pay tribute to the Southern maven.

75. Too Much Information
These nine short plays by local writers Patty Carlson, Lyn Coffin, Josephine DeLellis, Karen DeMasters, Oneda Harris, Chris Mathews, Jorj Savage, and Donna Van Norman cover everything from "grammar nazis" to "lost drivers."

SHOPPING

76. 30th Annual Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Show
See and shop work by over 100 local artists and artisans at this annual market.

SATURDAY

ART

77. George Jennings: Diverse Beauty
Jennings's solo exhibition celebrates racially diverse beauty in works inspired by Mucha, Parrish, and others.

78. The Universal Works Repaired Event
Universal Works debut a collaboration of repurposed garments with design company Atelier & Repairs for guests to peruse and purchase. The pieces in this trunk show widely feature the Japanese-style Sashiko repair stitch, hand painting, and second-hand trims and fabrics.

79. Yarn Revolution Indie Fiber Market
Fifteen local and regional indie dyers and makers will hawk their fiber wares. Stock up on scarves for winter and win door prizes.

COMEDY

80. Intentional Joy Noise Student Showcase
Budding comics who have spent eight weeks studying the craft of stand-up with delightful local comic Emmett Montgomery will showcase their newly refined talents.

COMMUNITY

81. Filipino Christmas Lantern Workshop
Make a star-shaped Parol (a Filipino Christmas lantern) at this holiday workshop.

82. Seattle Black Panther Party Youth Empowerment Summit
Young people continue to show up at the helm of social justice movements, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo to March for our Lives. The Youth Empowerment Summit continues the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's Seattle branch, where youth community organizers from around the city gather to share political education, organize around important causes, and build relationships.

83. Seattle Celebration for the Animals!
Snack on tasty vegan snacks, drinks, and desserts, bid on items in a silent auction, and join a dance party in support of the Humane League efforts "to reduce animal suffering."

84. Wreath Making Workshop
Make a festive holiday wreath using real pine cones and acorns, cool ribbon, and a fresh assortment of Evergreen trimmings.

FOOD & DRINK

85. 2 Year AnniFREEsary
To celebrate two years of business, Ounces will buy Delfino's Chicago-Style Pizza for 200 customers and release their anniversary beer brewed in collaboration with Matchless Brewing and Chainline Brewing Company, in addition to giving away more freebies and swag.

86. BBIS Release Party - Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
Try Reuben's much-anticipated 2018 release of their award-winning Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout.

87. The Big Lebrewski Winter Beer Taste
Warm up with 10 tastes of winter ales and ciders from over 35 local breweries, plus pub snacks and homemade treats.

88. Eat Like Your ORIJEN Dog
This brunch hosted by the "biologically appropriate" ORIJEN dog food brand invites you to "eat like your dog" with a menu inspired by the fresh, local ingredients in their dog food, accompanied by beer, wine, and coffee. The first 50 guests will receive a "doggie bag" of party favors to take home.

89. Eleventh Anniversary Party
Turn it up to 11 with Two Beers's anniversary party, which will include a celebratory Birthday Cake IPA brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla bean, plus special beers on tap, actual cake, and gastropub grub from the Bread and Circuses food truck.

90. Populuxe Beer Can Derby
To celebrate the can release of Populuxe Brewing's IPA and CDA, test your engineering skills by crafting your own beer can car and racing it down a pinewood derby track.

91. Wink Doughnuts Pop-Up
Start off your Saturday with gluten-free, organic, and plant-based doughnuts from Wink, with an exclusive coffee and doughnut pairing from Broadcast Coffee Roasters.

GEEK

92. Harry Potter Films Trivia Night
Harry Potter fans who appreciate the movies just as much as the books can answer trivia questions based on the eight films.

MUSIC

93. From The Silver Screen
In a program directed by maestro Alan Futterman, the Bremerton Symphony will perform a triad of pieces from 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Blue Danube by J. Strauss, Zarathustra Opening by R. Strauss, Ligeti's Lux Aeterna, Bach's Passacaglia, Leopold Stokowski's Fugue in C Minor from The Godfather, and John Williams's E.T. theme.

94. Girls! Girls! Girls! with Fishlure & Mother Church
Join Fishlure & Mother Church in celebrating the great femmes of our time, from Debbie Harry to Stevie Nicks.

95. The High Council, The Jauntee
Ultimate Phish-head reggae-rock weed-centric jam band the High Council will take over Ballard for a THC-infused set with the Jauntee.

96. I Want It That Way: '90s/'00s Night with #All4Doras, DJ Pryma, DJ Lo Knows
Relive your millennial childhood with Seattle's only boy band #All4Doras as they perform hits from the '90s and '00s alongside DJ Pryme and DJ Lo Knows.

97. WAVES Presents: Biolumina
Immerse yourself in a bioluminescent space by pretending you're a glowing sea creature at this dreamy electronic dance party and installation.

READINGS & TALKS

98. CoCA and La Sala present: Literary Readings and Discussion
Artists J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith and Maiah A Merino will talk about their creative processes in a Q&A moderated by Catalina Cantu of La Sala. In addition, representatives of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project will talk about their organization.

99. Not Just for Kids: Inspiring Bold Conversations about Children's Books
Dr. Anu Taranath, a professor of children's lit at the University of Washington, will discuss the genre's value for both young and old.

100. Saturday University: South Indian Court Dance
Learn about South Indian courtly dance traditions in a lecture and demonstration with Hari Krishnan.

SHOPPING

101. HYEI Studio Launch Party
Shop apparel, sneakers, and accessories at this HYEI studio pop-up by Guillermo Bravo x SILVAE. Stay on for a dance party into the wee hours.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

102. Political Therapy Workshop with Liz Magic Laser and Valerie Bell
"Certified professional life coach" Valerie Bell will lead a "curative drama workshop" to help participants find connections between their political affiliations and feelings.

FILM

103. Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
This festival used to only show films made by Bainbridge Island filmmakers, but it's since expanded to include work from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. This year brings a 20th anniversary retrospective (on Sunday), which will revisit highlights from year's past, including Boomtown, Outsourced, The Gefilte Fish Chronicles, and Birth of a Salesman.

PERFORMANCE

104. 14/48:HS
Support talented local teens by watching 14 world-premiere plays written, directed, produced, and performed by high schoolers.

SHOPPING

105. 35th Annual Glitter Sale
Seattle's Goodwill flagship store will be filled with the absolute sparkliest clothes, shoes, and accessories for its glorious annual two-day Glitter Sale. Whether you're looking to find something flashy for a big event or you want the contents of your closet to better resemble a sea of gems, this is the place to go.

106. Latvian Christmas Bazaar
While you shop for handmade crafts and jewelry by local Latvian artists, try cakes, piragi (rolled bread), and Christmas cookies, and take in a traditional dance performance.

107. Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
Shop for goods from over 85 indie artisans to sate all your kitschy needs and desires.

SUNDAY

ART

108. Opening Reception: Kiliii Yuyan - On the Sea Ice, We Wear White
Discover the indigenous lands of the Arctic at the opening reception of this photography exhibit by Kiliii Yuyan.

COMMUNITY

109. Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration
Armistice Day turns 100 years old this year, and this celebration will mark the centennial with an opening ceremony, featuring the ringing of the historic Great Seattle Fire bell and a wreath-laying ceremony. Afterwards, there will be special events at the museum including historical presentations and viewing opportunities for their WW1 America archival exhibition, and a round-trip cruise on Lake Union to UW’s WWI Navy seaplane hangar. 

110. NW Marxism Conference 2018
This conference offers educational sessions that combat the far-right sensibilities of the current administration. Stop by "From #MeToo to Women's Liberation," "Revolutionary Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and Social Democracy," "Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It," and more.

FESTIVALS

111. Seattle Slack Key Festival
This all-day music festival is dedicated to Kanikapila-style Hawaiian music, which makes use of the open-tuned slack key guitar (as well as the steel guitar and the ukulele). A few of this year's musicians include Ledward Kaapana, George Kuo, Jeff Peterson, Kunia Galdeira, Sonny Lim, and Jeff Au Hoy.

FILM

112. Hecklevision: Starship Troopers
Rather than make fun of the '90s mystery/thriller Starship Troopers out loud, send your snarky texts straight to the big screen for the rest of the audience to see.

113. Moving History: Sticky Shed Syndrome - An Archival Screening
Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound presents the latest installment of Moving History: an archival screening called Sticky Shed Syndrome, featuring footage collected from the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, the King County Archives, the Museum of History and Industry, Scarecrow Video, and elsewhere.

FOOD & DRINK

114. Bizzarro Bizarre Bazaar and Wine Tasting
While you taste wine for free (!), peruse paintings by Chris Crites, jewelry by LM-Inspired, knitwear by Ravel and Unravel, holiday gifts by Wabi and Sabi Co., and magnets by Denise Reed.

MUSIC

115. 1111: Raygun Orchestra, Pink Void, Glacial, NV
Local noise artists like Professor Raygun will perform their experimental sounds.

116. Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker with Karan Casey
Folksy supergroup Childsplay is comprised of fiddlers from across the Celtic world and the U.S., featuring Irish singer Karan Casey. They'll celebrate their first show in Seattle since 1992 with their band of 14 fiddlers and nine instrumentalists, dancers, and singers.

117. Neil Young's Birthday Show with Rubies in the Dust
Rubies in the Dust will play all your Neil Young favorites.

118. Oleaje Flamenco
Oleaje Flamenco will welcome their new guitarist, Israel Heredia, and guest dancer Talia Ortega Vestal, for a special show.

PERFORMANCE

119. The BurlyCon Burlesque Benefit
Raise money for the BurlyCon burlesque conference.

120. The DA (Dumbledore's Army)
This all-ages fundraiser for the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle (who provide funds for local LGBTQ+ services) will take the form of a Harry Potter drag show with kings and queens alike.

121. Stormy Daniels DREAM GIRLS at Sodo
Stormy Daniels will perform in Sodo on her Support the Troops tour, where veterans and active military personnel will get free admission.  READINGS & TALKS

122. Asia Talks: Sari Stories
Local women will share personal stories about wearing saris as part of the Peacock in the Desert exhibit.

123. Grieving the Loss of Companion Animals: A Panel Discussion
How do you cope with the loss of a beloved pet? As part of Good Mourning: An Interactive Arts Festival About Grief, join panelists Heather Woodke (a veterinarian studying medical ethics) and Sonja Furney (who runs the dog-training company Get Your Sit Together) for a discussion. 

124. Madeline DeFrees: Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft
Poets Laura Jensen, Sharon Bryan, and Jennifer Maier (and editor Anne McDuffie) will celebrate the release of a new anthology, Subjective Geography: A Poet's Thoughts on Life and Craft, with a group reading.

125. Rita Wirkala
Seattle-based Argentinian writer Rita Wirkala is responsible for a wide range of novels, poetry, literary essays, and textbooks. Tonight, she'll read from her most recent English-language book of short stories, Tales for The Dreamer.


          The Great Crescendo      Cache   Translate Page      

My parents taught me to love all sorts of music—from country to classical. So, my heart beat rapidly as I walked into the Moscow Conservatory, one of Russia’s great music halls, to hear the Moscow National Symphony. As the conductor drove the musicians through a masterful Tchaikovsky piece, themes developed that gradually built to a powerful crescendo—a profound and dramatic musical climax. It was a magical moment, and the audience stood to roar its approval.

The Scriptures move toward the most powerful crescendo of history—the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the moments following Adam and Eve’s fall into sin in the Garden of Eden, God promised that a Redeemer would come (Genesis 3:15), and throughout the Old Testament that theme moved forward. The promise rang out in the Passover lamb (Exodus 12:21), the hopes of the prophets (1 Peter 1:10), and the longings of the people of God.

First John 4:14 confirmed where that story had been going: “We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” How? God accomplished His promised rescue of His broken world when Jesus died and rose again to forgive us and restore us to our Creator. And one day He will come again and restore His whole creation.

As we remember what God’s Son has done for us, we celebrate the great crescendo of God’s grace and rescue for us and His world—Jesus!


          Welcome to the 'Next Big Thing' club, Karen Khachanov      Cache   Translate Page      
He's big strong and talented. Karen Khachanov beat Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Masters, a win that immediately thrust the Russian into elite, but often disappointing, company.
          Clear advantage for Russia (no counterparty risk)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Russian Federation still holds less gold reserves than Germany. However, Russia stores more gold reserves on its own soil than the Germans do on their territory. By Lars Schall The one big advantage that gold has in comparison to all other financial assets – no counterparty risk – is only given when you physically […]
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Good thing Democrats won’t take the house. Because we know what we would get. Cover Your Ass politics that would make the last two years look like Opie’s life in Mayberry. Democrats have one shot to stop the inevitable carnage, and that’s win the House. They have “willed” it, “wished” it, cheated, fear-mongered, and tried […]
          Valentina - Day Skinny Blonde Russian Enjoys Bikini Sex      Cache   Translate Page      

Release Year: 2018
Video language: English

Today we do a beach bikini shoot for Paradise in the water and on the sand. But – we get so horny and wild for each other that we soon went back to our villa to fuck the afternoon away with some hot and wet bikini sex indoors. Valentina was still wet and salty from the sea and this skinny blonde was soon to be wet and salty by She sucks my dick to get me nice and hard and made it a really special experience for me too. This skinny blonde has some serious and amazing blowjob skills! I am so happy that I booked her for this bikini shoot. With her bikini still on, we were both so eager to fuck so she just pulled her bikini bottoms aside for sex and I slid my dick right into that heavenly bald pussy. What more is that Valentina soon even showed me just how much she really loves to ride on top. I just laid back and enjoyed that skinny blonde fine ass riding my dick before unloading right into her wide open waiting mouth.

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          Valentina Gina Gerson - Day Outdoor Sex With      Cache   Translate Page      

Release Year: 2018
Video language: English

Went to a waterfall and took a lots of pictures of Valentina in her skimpy bikini for Paradise . There were many tourists there but we did take a few sneaky pictures of this hot Russian girl, topless. Damn. Also – Does she ever have one hell of a tight firm ass on her. Can’t help but notice and want to take her right then and there. Outdoor sex or not… I wanted that now. But where? Later on, we walked out along a trail through the forest and she kept flashing her firm small tits and tight little ass at me. I just could not deal with this anymore and I told her to suck my dick. She loved the idea and soon after, I bent her over and fucked her from behind, standing. This was all really exciting for both of us fucking like this. could have walked by and seen us mid coitus!!! Honestly, I think that the danger element of outdoor sex made her even hornier. I know that it sure did for me, too. We fucked like that for a long time before then I came in “jungle girl’s” mouth. Good spot for it. Leave no evidence of my sordid deeds with this hot Russian girl behind.

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          Valentina - Day Outdoor Shower Sex      Cache   Translate Page      

Release Year: 2018
Video language: English

I am a fashion photographer who loves to fuck every model I work with. Recently I invited this hot Russian model Valentina to Thailand for a long weekend of shooting on an exotic tropical island – paradise! Watch how, over the next five exciting days, I take her from model to girlfriend. On our first day I film everything. I meet her at the airport then we transfer to our local flight down to the island. Then it’s on to a ferry and finally we arrive at our villa where we will be staying for the next five days. As you will see, Valentina takes naps in the nude! Luckily my camera is always with me so I capture these special Holiday Sex moments. Also filmed her in the outdoor shower and when she catches me filming her I get a nice surprise that leads to some much-loved outdoor shower sex – while standing up! Surprises like this of the Outdoor Sex variety really get me excited!! I know many of you love the standing sex shoots like this, so I was very excited to be able to capture it for you. Enjoy! I know I sure did!

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          Let’s make elections about the issues, not “spoiler” hacks      Cache   Translate Page      

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, the issue of “spoilers” and third-party and independent candidates is front and center in several of most high-profile elections, even as Maine is showcasing the best solution: ranked choice voting.

President Donald Trump brought attention to how the major parties can manipulate voters through use and abuse of the role of third-party candidates. On Saturday, the president tweeted that allies of incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly have been seeking to elevate the Libertarian Party candidate as more conservative than the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate:

Rumor has it that Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana is paying for Facebook ads for his so-called opponent on the libertarian ticket. Donnelly is trying to steal the election? Isn’t that what Russia did!?

The Indiana Democratic Party indeed has issued ads that compare Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian nominee Lucy Brenton - not because they want Brenton to win, of course, but because they know that conservative votes for Brenton are votes not being cast for Braun.

Both parties engage in such tactics regularly, with controversies this year including the staff of a Republican congressman in Virginia collecting fraudulent signatures in an effort to help a former Democratic congressional nominee get on the ballot as an an independent. As Trump points out, Russian hackers of our elections in 2016 engaged in the same tactic in the presidential race, which former Republican congressman John Porter and I explained in an op-ed earlier this year.

More generally, third parties and independents are under attack across the nation for “spoiling” elections, as detailed last month by FairVote intern Ryan Joy. Notably, the past month has seen a run of prominent independents and third parties dropping out to avoid dividing a potential majority vote. Dropouts include the incumbent independent governor of Alaska Bill Walker and candidates running in major statewide races in Arizona, Maine, Oregon and - at least for one day - Michigan. In Georgia, votes for Libertarian nominees in elections for governor and secretary of state may trigger a December runoff election, as Georgia seeks to uphold majority rule.

Congressman Porter and I turn to a better way to secure our elections and put voters first:  ranked choice voting (RCV). Already used in 11 cities, with five additional cities recently enacting it for their next elections, RCV is being showcased this year in Maine in multi-candidate races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House for the first time in American history. Grounded in the editors’ experience with RCV in mayoral elections in Portland and the statewide primaries in June, this editorial in the Maine’s largest paper, The Portland Press Herald, about the withdrawal of independent gubernatorial candidate Alan Caron makes a compelling contrast between our usual single-choice, “top-of-the-heap” plurality system with ranked choice voting:

Caron came into the race with decades looking at Maine’s economic history and formulating ideas about what could make it grow now. But for most of the race, the first question he was asked was how he would navigate the spoiler question….. How different would this race have been if ranked-choice voting had been in play? Instead of asking him to drop out, people might have asked him about his plan to make the state energy independent by 2030, or two free years of higher ed for students who live in Maine for 10 years. Instead of focusing on how to prevent the worst possible outcome from the election, voters could have thought about what the best outcome could look like. That doesn’t mean that candidates like Caron would win, but they would at least have a chance to make their case.

Next Tuesday, Mainers will be able to compare the two voting systems. They will be able to rank preferences in the multi-candidate races for U.S. Senate and Congress but not in the three-way race for governor. Any of them who did not fill out a ranked-choice ballot in the June primary will get a chance to decide what’s more confusing: Marking a ballot that indicates a first and second choice, or trying to handicap a multi-candidate race, figuring out who’s a legitimate contender and who’s a spoiler.

In his news conference Monday, Caron said that he would work to pass a constitutional amendment to permit ranked-choice voting in state races. That remains the best way to address this problem.

FairVote’s senior fellow David Daley foreshadowed this editorial in his recent excellent analysis for the journal Democracy:

“[Ranked choice voting] is not a partisan reform. There will be times when it might help Democrats, or aid Republicans, or boost independents. This is a reform for voters, and a reform that incentivizes politicians to campaign and govern beyond their bases. RCV is the most significant reform we could enact to give voters more meaningful choices and ensure winners with true majority support. Candidates shouldn’t be dropping out, and offering voters fewer choices, just when most voters are beginning to pay attention. Likewise, there’s no need for voters to spend late October obsessing with polls and fretting a spoiler vote, or having to return a second time to the polls in November. The solution is as easy as 1, 2, 3.”

Let’s do what’s best for voters - and best for upholding the integrity of our elections - and avoiding electoral tactics based on undercutting representative democracy. Let’s enact ranked choice voting across our federal and state elections.


Illustration by Mikhaila Markham 


           ​Champions League: Liverpool, nvinsă de Steaua Roșie Belgrad (2-0)/ Atletico și-a luat revanșa n fața Borussiei Dortmund, scor 2-0 (Rezultatele serii)      Cache   Translate Page      
Marți au avut loc primele partide ale etapei a patra din grupele Champions League. Steaua Roșie Belgrad a produs una dintre surprizele ediției din acest an după ce a trecut cu 2-0, pe teren propriu, de Liverpool. În alt meci, Atletico Madrid a învins Borussia Dortmund (2-0) și și-a luat revanșa după umilința din etapa precedentă (4-0). Partidele Inter vs Barcelona și Napoli vs PSG s-au terminat la egalitate, ambele cu scorul de 1-1. Scorul serii a fost realizat de Club Brugge, în deplasare, cu Monaco (4-0).
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          El Barça pasa a octavos de la Champions y el Atlético se desquita ante el Borussia      Cache   Translate Page      
Con Messi otra vez en las gradas como un imán para la TV, el Barça igualó este martes, jornada cuatro de la Champions League, 1-1 con el Inter de Milán en un partido en que los azulgranas dominaron pero no lograron reflejarlo en el marcador. El Atlético de Madrid venció 2-0 al Borussia y le devolvió el golpe de 4-0 en el partido de ida, y el PSG terminó 1-1 con el Napoli y sigue sin convencer.
          Russia’s Soyuz-ST rocket with European weather satellite blasts off from Guiana      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Democrates’ midterm election victory may complicate Trump’s dialogue with Russia — experts      Cache   Translate Page      
Valdai Club analysts suggested, citing pre-election surveys, that the Democratic Party will be able to win additional 23 seats in the House of Representatives, which they require for a majority
          Russian consulate in Marseille says no info about billionaire Rybolovlev’s detention      Cache   Translate Page      
France’s Le Monde said citing its sources that Russian billionaire and owner of the AS Monaco Football Club Dmitry Ryboloblev had been detained in Monaco to be questioned on a corruption-related case
          Russia ready to cut gas price for Moldova — president Dodon      Cache   Translate Page      
Dodon said he had discussed possible price reduction with CEO of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller
          Church autocephaly only fuels tensions in Ukrainian society — key Russian bishop      Cache   Translate Page      
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople decided at its meeting held on October 9-11 to proceed with granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church
          London seeks to minimize public’s contacts with Russian embassy — diplomats      Cache   Translate Page      
"We would like to note that, as far as we know, the British Embassy in Moscow does not face such problems," the embassy said
          Russia supports Iraq’s anti-terrorist efforts      Cache   Translate Page      
The statement came following a series of terror attacks in Baghdad
          Russia against dragging Bosnia and Herzegovina into NATO, says Russian UN envoy      Cache   Translate Page      
"It is none of our business, neither is it your business," Vasily Nebenzya said, addressing Western colleagues at a UN Security Council meeting
          Oleg Deripaska did not plan to visit Davos Forum, says source      Cache   Translate Page      
Earlier it was reported Deripaska,Renova Group head Viktor Vekselberg, VTB Chief Andrei Kostin won't be invited to the Forum over int'l organizations' concerns over US sanctions on Russian businessmen
          Austrian top diplomat to discuss creation of Sochi Dialogue forum during visit to Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
The minister has palns to arrive in Moscow on December 2