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          A Historical Evaluation of the Women’s Feminist Movement from Prussia to the Third Reich      Cache   Translate Page      
Rhodondo Jeraman12.18.2018Feminism Throughout German History: A Historical Evaluation of the Women’s Feminist Movement from Prussia to the Third ReichWorld War II remains the epitome of the human capacity of committing evil and waging war. The tremendous loss of life coupled with the disr..
          2/9/2019: WORLD: Acting AG denies interfering with probe      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The...
          Ep 479 The Professional Left Podcast       Cache   Translate Page      


Show Notes:  


  • Stacey Abrams speech was this week.  She followed some old guy wallowing in bitterness and self-pity.



  • Virginia is for lovers… of blackface.  When things change, sometimes they change fast.  See “Dan Rostenkowski”
 
  • Deficits don’t matter.  Again. Yay! Per Mick Mulvaney & Dick Cheney

  • Today on his radio show, Hugh Hewitt called the Green New Deal "communism, it is fascism, it is despotism" and compared Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to dictators who "end up murdering millions".  

  • Howard Shultz continues to buy his way into the spotlight …  and bomb when he opens his mouth.

  • Oversight hearings.  Jerry Nadler don’t play.  Neither does Hakeem Jefferies.  Today all the president’s stooges we’re lined to up to wave their arms and make Loud Noises.  Jim Jordan. Louis Gohmert. Doug Collins. Yesterday it was Matt Gaetz who reminded us that Florida really needs to be sent to juvie.   



  • Russian Doll is terrific.  And Has a Dune reference! (H/T Bill W.)

          Exclusive: Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russia’s Gazprombank – document, sources      Cache   Translate Page      
Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.
          Borussia Dortmund ganaba 3-0 y se lo empataron sobre la hora      Cache   Translate Page      

Borussia Dortmund, líder de la Bundesliga alemana, terminó empatando 3-3 contra Hoffenheim tras ir ganando por tres goles de diferencia como local. El equipo blanquiazul convirtió su segundo y tercer tanto en el minuto 83 y 87, para silenciar el Signal Iduna Park de Dortmund, que dejó escapar dos puntos ante un rival de media […]

La entrada Borussia Dortmund ganaba 3-0 y se lo empataron sobre la hora aparece primero en Futbol Sapiens.


          U.S. and Russia push rival United Nations actions on Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States is pushing the U.N. Security Council to formally call for free, fair and credible presidential elections in Venezuela with international observers, diplomats said, a move that prompted Russia to propose a rival draft resolution.

          Maher Trashes Republicans: 'If You Drew a Venn Diagram of Insane and 21st Century Republican, It Would be a Circle'      Cache   Translate Page      
During Friday's edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, the eponymous host concluded his satirical segment "new rules" with a monologue trashing the Republican Party; while expressing his disagreement with Howard Schultz's premise that both parties are to blame for the status quo.   After bringing up "Pizzagate" and "birtherism," Maher asserted that "if you drew a Venn diagram of insane and 21st Century Republican, it would be a circle." Maher took issue with Schultz's notion that "both parties engage in 'revenge politics,'" claiming that "it wouldn't have even occurred to Democrats that you could simply refuse a President to fill a Supreme Court vacancy."  Apparently, he forgot about the Biden rule.  Nonetheless, Maher concluded that "both parties are not extreme...that's extreme."  Maher also claimed that "only one party thinks it's okay for presidents to have a side gig as a Russian agent," making the case that "Trump fired the head of the FBI for doing his job with the Russian investigation." 
          «Интерфакс» узнал об отставке следователей СК по Москве из-за расследования о перестрелке в «Москва-сити»      Cache   Translate Page      

В ближайшее время в руководстве московского главка Следственного комитета произойдут кадровые перестановки из-за расследования уголовного дела о перестрелке в комплексе «Москва-Сити» осенью 2017 года. Об этом сообщает «Интерфакс» со ссылкой на информированный источник.


          Moody's повысило рейтинг России до инвестиционного      Cache   Translate Page      

Международное рейтинговое агентство Moody's повысило суверенный рейтинг России с «мусорного» «Ba1» до инвестиционного уровня «Baa3», говорится в сообщении агентства. Прогноз был изменен с позитивного на стабильный.


          Re: Emerging markets as a percent of international      Cache   Translate Page      
About 20 years ago, Burton Malkiel published a book on emerging market investing. My recollection is that he indicated the minimum volatility international stock portfolio had been about 2/3 developed markets and 1/3 emerging markets, and I used that 2:1 ratio as a guideline for a long time. (Of course, things may have changed since then.)



For investors seeking a value tilt in emerging markets without owning a lot of Russian natural resource companies, there is a recently launched multifactor ETF managed by DFA that includes a modest value tilt. (Expense ratio is 0.55 and symbol is JHEM.) For a heavier value tilt, T. Rowe Price now has an emerging markets value fund that also shows a smaller average market cap than the usual indices.
          New never before seen photos of Alex Ovechkin as a kid      Cache   Translate Page      
After becoming the greatest Russian born scorer in NHL history Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin sat down for an exclusive interview with the NHL’s Russian language site. The conversation touches on Ovechkin’s early influences, his rivalry with […]
          Alex Ovechkin on his early influences, the Crosby rivalry, and the latest of many records shattered      Cache   Translate Page      
After Caps Captain Alex Ovechkin surpassed Sergei Federov as the highest-scoring Russian player in NHL history, the NHL’s Russian-language website posted an interview with the Great Eight covering his development as a player, his rivalry […]
          Foot - ALL - Le Bayern Munich s'impose (3-1) face à Schalke 04 et revient à cinq points du Borussia Dortmund      Cache   Translate Page      
Grâce à un succès (3-1) ce samedi à domicile face à Schalke 04, le...
          SIX MONTHS TO AVOID AN ARMS RACE: What Trump needs to do to halt path to NUCLEAR WAR      Cache   Translate Page      


DONALD TRUMP announced the US will withdraw from the nuclear weapons treaty but what will happen next? Will a new treaty be negotiated in the six-month window?
          Lasitskene wins jump tournament in Slovakia      Cache   Translate Page      
The current high jump world and European champion, Russian Maria Lasitskene became the best at the international tournament in Slovakia. She showed a result of 2.00 m. Italian Alessia Trost became second(1.94), the bronze medal went to …
          Могила Неизвестного солдата у Кремлёвской стены в г.Москве      Cache   Translate Page      

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          VIE Project Manager – Pebax Powered® H/F - Arkema - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Act as primary contact for Arkema 3rd party agencies and Arkema corporate communications and digital teams....
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          Research Engineer (New Application Development Engineer - Specialty Chemicals) Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Represent Arkema through direct personal interaction with customers and external collaborators....
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          Associate Analyst, Service Desk - Corporate IT Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Champion iTEAM and Arkema. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Learns how own actions impact Arkema as a business....
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          Integrated Supply Chain Manager, Americas Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
The Integrated Supply Chain Manager will be with Arkema Flurochemicals business, based in Arkema King of Prussia, PA office....
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          Occupational Safety Lead (King of Prussia, PA or Houston, TX) Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. This will include establishing annual performance targets, metrics and goals for Arkema in Emergency...
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          Process Safety Management Compliance Specialist (King of Prussia, PA or Houston, TX) Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Serve as an active participant in the Arkema Mechanical Integrity Community Network (MICN)....
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          Business Development Engineer - Technical Polymers Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Propose new Product Development projects under Arkema stage-gate process....
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          Accountant - Rotational Development Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Support the Arkema Inc. Develop a solid understanding of our Arkema Inc. Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc....
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          Polymer Engineer Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Respond to Arkema sales and development engineers and customer inquiry in a timely and professional manner....
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          Technical Account Manager - Molecular Sieves Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that...
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          Senior Principal Waste Water Technology Engineer Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Training and dissemination of WWT good practices among the Arkema plants and process community....
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          Account Manager - Health & Beauty and Industry Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Ability to effectively represent Arkema in front of end market, including customer or end user targeted...
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          Customer Service Lead Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Liaison between Arkema and 3rd Party Equipment Maintenance vendor, ARI....
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          Senior Product Safety Specialist Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that...
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          Sales and Key Account Manager Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Acting as a business unit (BU) ambassador by educating, informing and sharing relevant information on team...
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          Senior Manager / Director - Human Resources Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Regular travel between assigned local businesses between Arkema sites....
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          Senior EHS Specialist Job - Arkema Americas - King of Prussia, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. Serve as Arkema Integrated Management Systems Leader and sub-element owner....
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          Day in Donbas: Seven attacks by pro-Russian militants during the day      Cache   Translate Page      
The enemy twice used weapons forbidden by the Minsk agreements
           Comment on BERNSTEIN VERSUS THE BEATLES – BY ELLIN CURLEY by Marilyn Armstrong       Cache   Translate Page      
Sort of reminds me of when I was working in the Steinway building which was right across from the Russian Tea Room -- all down the street from ABC Net which was in Columbus Circle. Not only did I get to meet Garry for lunch (very cool), but I met anyone who was working at the studios. A bunch of quick encounters with Sidney Poitier (too embarrassed to ask for an autograph -- never could do that) and I got to have lunch sitting (at a counter) next to George Hamilton. Being from New York, I had to be cool about rather than jumping up and down and gurgling. Poitier is really TALL by the way, and Hamilton is so tan he's gone fully brown.
          Re: The Reference Frame: Michael Mann's quantum climate pseudoscience      Cache   Translate Page      

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Didn't Michael Mann read that? He might find out that it's caused by the climate change too. Otherwise it should be a welcome opportunity for a new alarmist movement. Much money would be needed for studying the huge impact.
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          Larwyn's Linx: Adam Schiff, Glenn Simpson and their Forrest Gump-like encounter in Aspen      Cache   Translate Page      
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Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives.
Adam Schiff, Glenn Simpson and their Forrest Gump-like encounter in Aspen: John Solomon
Collusion? Adam Schiff Met with Fusion GPS Founder Simpson Last July: Debra Heine
Jim Jordan Questions AAG Whitaker on Rosenstein Scope Memo to Robert Mueller: CTH

Democrats Are Showing Us All Who They Really Are–Let’s Believe Them: Brian Cates
Chief Justice Kennedy Roberts Does it Again: Mike Ford
Schiff Is ‘Interested in Undoing the 2016 Election Results,’ Says Trey Gowdy: Wayne Dupree

Flashback: Verified White Racist Receives 90% Of The Black Vote.: Jake Wagner
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Tells Staff He is Staying for the Duration: CTH
VA State Delegate To File Articles Of Impeachment Against Fairfax: Mike Prest

Dem AOCommie Falsely Claims to be Native American: Daniel Greenfield
Dem Nadler: 'We Mean Business' on Gun Control; 'It's Not About Mental Health': CNS
Yale editor advocates students act as a 'Stasi' to monitor white males: Monica Showalter

Economy

Cost of 'Green New Deal' would dwarf everything in U.S. history: Philip Klein
What if the Deep State wins? Survival in a Post-Trump Socialist Police State: Tim Gamble
All it took was 12 hours for AOCommie to change her tune on Green New Deal: Vivek Saxena

Scandal Central

Jeff Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds Surveillance State: Glenn Greenwald
Schiff must recuse himself from Russia probe now that he's been caught secretly meeting with Fusion GPS: AT
Virginia Madness Continues: Black Caucus Demands That Lt. Gov. Fairfax Resign…: CTH

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Green With... Laughter?: JOM
Democrats will regulate cow farts: Don Surber
Top 2020 Democrats co-sponsor Ocasio-Cortez’s bonkers Green New Deal plan: Chris Pandolfo

Media

The Richest Man in The World Took Photographs of His Penis… Then Things Get Weird: CTH
Ocasio-Cortez Flip-Flops On ‘Massive Gov’t Intervention,’ Gaffe-Plagued Plan Taken Offline: Shifra @ Tammy
MSM/Social Media Are Trying to Destroy Candace Owens Today: S. Noble

World

The Obama Effect: Sec. Pompeo's remarks on Hezbollah in Venezuela: Heshmat Alavi
Thanks, Obama: Yup, Iran/Hezbollah Really Is In Venezuela: NoisyRoom
Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition: Khaled Abu Toameh

EU: Going Full Orwell: Judith Bergman
What’s the Matter with Sweden?: Hugh Fitzgerald
Protester has hand ripped off during Yellow Vest march in Paris: RT

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Is This Concept Art Of A Mysterious Space Launch Mothership A Missing Link In Area 51's Past?: TheDrive
Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech: ScienceDaily
Scientists connect a human brain and 'rat cyborg' brain together: Jackson Ryan

Cornucopia

Meet Dr. Economics. She’s Not a Real Doctor: MOTUS
AOTW 2-8-2019: GOC
Jeff Bezos Blames Trump for Enquirer Allegedly Threatening to Publish ‘Intimate Photos’: Charlie Nash

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          Larwyn's Linx: Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS      Cache   Translate Page      
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Proof of Collusion Surfaces... About Adam Schiff Meeting With Fusion GPS: CTH
Senator Sasse Vs. Congressman Schiff?: NoisyRm
Adam Schiff defends intelligence hires as president fumes: Caitlin Yilek

AOCommie: Latinos Can’t Be Illegals Because They’re ‘Descendants of Natives': Cameron Cawthorne
In AOCommie’s District, MS-13 Kills While She Calls To Disband ICE: David Marcus
Kommunala Harris is a Damn Liar: BattleSwarm

Trump’s Wall and a Plan to Stop Cartels at the Border: Bill Thomas
Trump’s Three Tests: Matthew Continetti
Matthew Whitaker set to testify after clash with Democrats over subpoena threat: Caitlin Yilek

Hacked Documents From Pelosi’s Laptop Links Her to Benghazi Scandal: James Ledbetter
'Dearbornistan' Mayor Suppresses Free Speech: Joseph Klein
Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall: Daniel Greenfield

Economy

When did driving become a problem that needs to be solved?: Tim Jackson
Canadians Discovering ‘America First’ Consequences Within USMCA: CTH
Democrats unleash Labor watchdog on Trump rule-making: Sean Higgins

Scandal Central

Nellie Ohr’s Revelation Of Dossier’s Ukrainian Source Connects The Dots From DNC To Mueller: J.E. Dyer
Yikes: Dramatic Footage Shows Heavily Armed Agents Arresting Roger Stone: CTH
Huh: Despite Being Shot, Dems Blocked Steve Scalise From Testifying on Gun Violence: Katie Pavlich

Pelosi: Virginia's Racist Democrat Scandals Don’t Damage Party’s National Brand: Andrew Kugle
Vanessa Tyson could spell doom for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax: Steven Nelson
The Timeline of Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Controversy: David Rutz

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Green New Deal Guarantees Economic Security for Those ‘Unwilling to Work’: David Rutz
AOCommie Reveals Ridiculous “Green New Deal” – Immediately Backfires: CTH
Nancy Pelosi Slights Green New Deal: 'Green Dream or Whatever': Joshua Caplan

Media

Bezos: National Enquirer tried to blackmail me with explicit photos: Exam
Former NYT Executive Editor Denies Plagiarism Accusations: Jeffrey Cimmino
American Jews Thank Trump in Full Page New York Times Ad: Adam Kredo

Photo of Joy Behar Dressed as ‘Beautiful African Woman’ Resurfaces: Ben Kew
Mark Levin: SOTU ‘Speech Trump Gave Was the Finest Speech Since Ronald Reagan’: CNS
Levin: Trump’s SOTU was ‘outstanding’ and that’s why ‘the media have gone nuts’: Chris Pandolfo

World

Southcom Says Venezuelan Military ‘Center of Gravity’ in Crisis: Bill Gertz
Brussels is terrified of Brexit being a success – no wonder they’re threatening hellfire: Fraser Nelson
Russia demands US destroy Tomahawk missile launchpads and drones: AMN

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse: Gizmodo
Earth's north magnetic pole sprints toward Siberia: David Szondy
Spooky New Photos Show the Alien Creatures of the Deep Ocean: Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Cornucopia

The Moral Idiocy of Our Times: Bruce Thornton
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Enjoy Global Warming: MOTUS
Jewish Model Harassed After Coming Out As Trump Supporter: Brent Scher

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          We knew what was at stake – Gnabry      Cache   Translate Page      
Bayern bounced back from their defeat to Bayer Leverkusen to turn up the heat on Borussia Dortmund.
          Food - Russian Arctic town suffers POLAR BEAR INVASION, dozens of predators ‘won't go away'      Cache   Translate Page      
A state of emergency has been declared in the Russian Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, as locals face a massive “invasion” of polar bears, with over 50 predators seeking...
          EU Warns Diplomats Of "No-Go" Zones In Brussels, Cites Influx Of Russian And Chinese Spies      Cache   Translate Page      

EU officials have issued a bizarre warning to government, military and diplomatic staff working in Brussels, alleging that the European Union's unofficial capital has become a major hub of Russian and Chinese espionage and spying.

The EU authorities have reportedly advised European diplomats and other personnel to avoid specific areas of the city, especially night life entertainment venues, near EU institutions which have seen an uptick in foreign snooping and surveillance. 

European Parliament's main building in Brussels, via EPA

EU diplomats told German paper Welt am Sonntag they received a formal alert from the  European External Action Service (EEAS), warning them of the presence of “around 250 Chinese and 200 Russian spies,” according to the report.

The German report identifies Brussels' popular European Quarter, where the majority of the key EU institutions are based, as a key area being targeted by spies, specifically social hubs like bars and restaurants frequented by EU employees. The "no-go" places included a popular steakhouse and cafe near a building housing the European Commission headquarters, for example. 

The WELT report notes further that EU military officials were issued the same warning of a noticeable uptick in activity based out of the Russian and Chinese embassies, but without citing specific evidence, only a historic case from 2003 involving the European Council's building being bugged by an unknown foreign power. 

Brussels neighborhood pub close to the European Parliament. via The Bulletin

But in place of evidence for the claims, which seems more aimed at ensuring EU officials take precautionary measures, the alert referenced patterns of prior decades:

According to the security service, in earlier times Russian agents were most frequently represented in the European capital. Concrete figures were not mentioned in this context. According to internal security services, the Chinese and Russian intelligence agents work in Brussels primarily at the embassies or commercial representations of their home countries, WELT went on to learn.

The report called Russian, Chinese, and even American spying inside Brussels "an open secret" which is run out of local embassies involving "attachés accompanying diplomats" at social events

Concerning Beijing's attempts to gather information, often related to pressing geopolitical issues like the west's stance on Taiwan, the report said - according to a rough translation: "China seems to be increasingly expanding its spying activities in Europe."

It cited a new Lithuanian intelligence services review published this week, which found, "As China's economic and political ambitions in Lithuania and other NATO and EU countries increase, the activities of Chinese intelligence and security services become increasingly aggressive."

But we doubt that declaring local pubs as "no-go" spots for EU staff will actually do much to mitigate the types of "random" social encounters that foreign intelligence agencies capitalize on to gain information. 


          A Reporter's Diary From Venezuela: "Insolent American Bastards Should Be Hanged On The First Tree"      Cache   Translate Page      

Via The Saker blog,

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela.

Georgy Zotov (author of AIF weekly)

This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.

Translated by Scott

Day one...

Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head:

“No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!”

“Whatever,” I laugh at him.

“Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…

The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars.

The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”

In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case.

There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.”

Amazing.

You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.

Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees.

“What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.”

“Why now?”

“I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”

Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate.

“President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.”

I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.

In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random.

“Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly.

“Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me.

“But the change will also be in dollars... sorry, no bolivars at all...we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”

My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more...

Day two...

60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products - 50 rubles (about 90 cents).

“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2,580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS?

“And how much can you even fill at this price?”

“Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.”

All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans.

I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.

On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.

I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.”

“It’s forbidden to take pictures here.”

“Is this a military facility?”

“Leave or we’ll call the police.”

“Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.”

“We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!”

I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.

On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.

“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt.

 “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”

In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.

Day three...

“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.” I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.

I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums. “You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.” After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.

“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio.

“Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.”

Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar.

But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”

The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.”

“Do you love the U.S.?”

“Yes, adore it!”

“I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”

The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back.

“I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.”

“Are you sure?”

“Sorry, I have nothing to say.”

Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US:

“The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.”

“In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”

Again, she pauses and sighs.

“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”

Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.

The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting.

“You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me.

“Bastards! You should be hanged on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!”

“I’m Russian, grandma.”

The old lady recoils.

“Sorry, please.”

“Don’t get that upset, senora.”

Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.

A soldier stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by.

“You can’t take pictures here.”

“Says who?”

“President Maduro.”

No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara.

“But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.”

Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”

The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee.

“They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them.

“Some significant person.”

“What’s this guy’s name?”

“Who knows?”

Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.


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Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 9 2019

Compiled 9 Feb. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces.” Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it was valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth, Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: The RV was said to have begun on Feb. 5 with the Chinese New Year. Some have reported being paid out and were liquid. Bank Front Screen Rates were rising, so being first may not always be the best thing. Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. At any time HSBC could send out notices to set exchange/ redemption appointments. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

A. Rumored Timeline:

Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

Feb. 15 was also the deadline for funding the U.S. government.

On Feb. 15 President Trump and Queen Elizabeth were to formally collapse the British (with Brexit) and American (Federal Reserve, IRS) Cabal financial system, along with implementing Martial Law in both the US and UK.

If the Border Wall wasn’t funded by Feb. 15 Trump said he would declare Martial Law.

Certain major announcements would be made over the following long weekend to Feb. 18, which celebrated Washington’s (a new nation functioning within the original Constitution) and Lincoln’s (freedom from slavery) birthdays.

B. Feb. 8 2019 10:56 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

1. All sovereign nation must be GESARA compliant or be locked out of the new quantum financial system.

2. The Cabal has been attempting to overthrow/control governments to disrupt GESARA. This is why there was an attempted coup in Zimbabwe last month.

3. The Cabal were attempting to derail GESARA by not passing Brexit and not giving border wall funding for Trump.

4. Brexit was the UK's GESARA compliance. The UK is the last sovereign nation to be non-compliant with GESARA.

5. The Brexit vote is on the 15th. The UST runs out of funding on the 15th. If Brexit is not passed, martial law will be declared in the UK. If border wall funding is not received, a national emergency will be declared in the US. Both may occur simultaneously.

6. The declaration of martial law in the UK and a national emergency in the US will mark the end for the Cabal. GESARA will be enforced via military intervention. Mass indictments, arrests and tribunals will occur in the US. The UK will break up starting with Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Cabal will be totally wiped out worldwide.

7. This would cause the financial markets to crash, which would pave the way for a sudden surge of funds via the RV/GCR. Something historical might happen this month.

8. The RV may begin either before or after these events. Watch the 15th.

C. Feb. 8 2019 9:46 pm EST Draining the Swamp Steele, X22 Report (video): X22 Report w/ Robert David Steele: Swamp Draining, Fed Takeover, and More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6wA1qaID20&feature=share

D. Feb. 8 2019 11:05 pm EST Intel: Shadow Super Exopolitical Intel Report -- February 8, 2019

E. Feb. 8 2019 Wells Fargo, Chase, US Bank Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=k3g18zL5vjQ&app=desktop+Attachments+area+Preview+YouTube+video+WELLS+FARGO%2C+Chase%2C+US+Bank+ALL+Down%21+Spectrum%2C+AT&T%2C+Verizon+and+Cox+ALL+Down%21=

F. Feb. 8 2019 New Border Wall Building, Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/us/construction-for-new-border-wall-to-begin-in-rio-grande-valley-in-a-few-days-as-lawmakers-grapple-with-border-funding

G. Feb. 8 2019 2:35 am ESTMueller Before FISA Court FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants (video): (Video) Black Conservative Patriot -- Mueller Hauled Before Secret FISA Court Because the FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants

H. Feb. 8 2019 Message from HSBC Official, Tilton: email from HSBC official; New Dinar Rate Published in Gazette, Rates are pulsing on Bank Screen

http://dinaresgurus.blogspot.com/2019/02/philip-tilton-update-rates-are-pulsing.html

News Hong Kong: funds launched.

News Europe: funds are liquid.
News Reno: Starts on Mon. Feb. 11: All activities will start from Mon. Feb. 11 of next week and the payments, as well as the release of the contracts, will be completed without fail from 11 Feb.

I. Feb. 8 2019 Trump Planning Mass Arrests Of VIP ‘Deep State’ Traitors, Anon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRuppXLzGU8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0RV9kx6EFp9_LBKwf1bJiuE1rZLw461dlPl3wUurB_2m4XDytN-UvX5mk

J. Feb. 7 2019 10:02 pm EST Mueller, (video), Sather: (Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [2.7] Censorship Uptick | Mueller News | Mysterious BOOM's | Pole Shift | 5G | Vaccines

https://www.dylanlouismonroe.com/

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told - https://bit.ly/2t9KbMo

Senate Investigating Mueller FBI's Prosecution Of "Orgy Island Billionaire" Jeffrey Epstein - https://bit.ly/2Sv9hU6

Military exercises rattling nerves around LA - https://bit.ly/2WOqqHF

Magnetic north just changed. Here's what that means. - https://on.natgeo.com/2GspnXY

When Secrecy is Better than Official Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Life - https://bit.ly/2DYmhcA

Killer 5G warning: Expert warns superfast broadband could cause CANCER in humans - https://bit.ly/2ScFtfL

Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate - https://bloom.bg/2MPSKEZ

K. Feb. 7 2019 Q BOOMS, Sierra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkLyxIo8Cqo

Jordan Sather's latest video has an interesting connection between four booms recently heard around USA - and the Q clock. It seems to confirm that Q knew AHEAD of time about the BOOMS. Future proves past. Watch the video from 12' 40' - 17' 40"

L. Feb. 7 2019 10:00 pm EST (video), X22 Report: (Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1786: Doc Dump Discovers [CB] Used as Weapons | It’s Time, Investigations Begin

The EU is now in a deep panic, they thought they were controlling the situation but now they realize the people are in control, they don't want a no-deal BREXIT because it would expose them. EU commission slashes forecast economic growth is slowing. The [CB] economy in the US is hitting a tipping point, the entire system is ripping itself apart. Wikileaks dumps docs showing the DS used the CB system to weaponize their attacks on other nations. The CB are not independent they are the problem.

More proof the DNC was not hacked. Schiff pushes his agenda, wants to look at Trump's business dealing, this has nothing to do with Russian collusion anymore. Schiff says he will release the House Intelligence docs, the only problem Nunes already did this. Whitaker pushes back on the house and says the will talk to the committee as long as it kept non political. Rand Paul makes the call, sets up a Senate committee to investigate those individuals who lied to congress. Senate opens up investigation into Epstein Island, the Senate was the key. The Neocons are pushing their agenda in Venezuela, it seems like there are two operations happening in Venezuela, one run by the neocons the MSM and other by the patriots. Melania sends a message about RBG.

M. International Child Sex Trafficking Ring:

DeNiro a Client of Underage Prostitution Ring: https://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/eds-must-reads/threads/a2bba547-c0cf-49f4-9c1a-3500b49ead1a/de-niro-was-a-client-of-prostitution-ring-with-underage-girls-but-there's-more

US Arrests Jewish Extremist Sect for Kidnapping Children: https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/191979-181229-us-arrests-extremist-jewish-sect-members-for-kidnapping-children

70,000 Elite Pedo Ring Busted by Police, 30 countries involved By alexmark

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.

The European police agency Europol said in a statement that “Operation Rescue” had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.

It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said Wednesday the ring, which communicated using an Internet forum, was “probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.”

Cori Bassett, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an email that there had been five arrests and four convictions in connection with Operation Rescue in the U.S.

“Arrests so far have been made in Georgia and Connecticut. ICE continues to pursue the leads provided by Europol,” she added.

The website was shut down following the three-year investigation, Europol said.

N. History:

Between Oct. 1 2017 and March 31 2018 the US Mint and Gold Reserves were audited by the Office of Inspector General. Many were served federal indictments, arrested and found guilty of illegally confiscating public funds. Audits you haven’t heard about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Rc4h2OiF0

Sat. Jan. 2 Military Tribunals: For around two years there would be Military Tribunals litigating charges on political elites including Bush, Clintons, Obama, Biden and Soros, whom were believed now residing at, or on their way to GITMO.

Mon. Jan. 21 early morning: the Cabal-owned USA Inc. rule over national and international monetary systems ended. US Taxpayers were no longer funding the IRS, Federal Reserve, Bank of London, Vatican Bank and Central Banks across the globe, but sending US tax monies directly to the new US Treasury in Reno. There was a restoration of the US Republic while We The People returned to the original Constitution. Power over political and monetary affairs had been taken away from political elites in Washington DC and given back to The People in their local State-run governments.

Tues. Jan. 29: The Gold Standard was announced as President Trump tweeted: “Our economy, right now, is the Gold Standard throughout the world.”

Tues. Feb. 5: The first phase of the RV was said to have begun after Mon. midnight or 12:01 am Tues. Feb. 5.

O. Redemption/Exchanges:

Zim redemption appointments would be made through emergency text, or email with the number to call. Currency exchange appointments would use 800#s sent out through websites or email. If you were a Zim redeemer and called an 800 number you would be steered to a redemption center in your area, or be given another number to call to obtain your redemption appointment. Global Markets were set to crash in order to hide the huge influx of monies from the Global Currency Reset.

P. Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Military Tribunals, complete transcripts: https://c-vine.com/

C-VINE International News Network Facebook for Military Tribunals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CvineNewsTalk/

Trump Twitter: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?langen Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Trump’s Email: whitehouse.gov@gmail.com

Q Posts: https://qanon.pub/ https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

GCR: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1glxmux6R9WG72LLGbD4Ux6b6VCMc818-/view

GESARA Law: https://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/20-answers-gesara-update-thursday.html

Martial Law: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/2808

Updates for the week prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 7, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 6, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 5, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 4, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 3, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 2, 2019
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Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

          Eberl zu möglichem neuen Hazard-Vertrag: «Guter Hoffnung»      Cache   Translate Page      

Mönchengladbach – Sportdirektor Max Eberl schätzt die Chancen auf eine Vertragsverlängerung von Offensivspieler Thorgan Hazard bei Borussia Mönchengladbach positiv ein. «Wir würden gerne verlängern, das ist klar», sagte Eberl vor dem Heimspiel der Borussia gegen Hertha BSC bei Sky. «Wir sind guter Hoffnung, dass es klappen kann, aber das kann ich keinem versprechen.» Hazard spielt […]

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Dortmund – Fußball-Bundesligist Borussia Dortmund muss die Partie an diesem Samstag gegen 1899 Hoffenheim (15.30 Uhr) ohne Trainer Lucien Favre bestreiten. Der Fußball-Lehrer wird wegen eines grippalen Infekts nicht auf der Bank des Bundesliga-Tabellenführers sitzen. «Der Arzt hat gesagt, dass er die Spieler anstecken könnte, wenn er zu nahen Kontakt hat. Deswegen ist er heute […]

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Bremen – Werder Bremen begeht nach dem Coup im DFB-Pokal bei Borussia Dortmund die Rückkehr in den Liga-Alltag wieder mit einer Party. Rund um das Bundesliga-Duell am Sonntag gegen den FC Augsburg (15.30 Uhr) feiern die Hanseaten ihr 120-jähriges Bestehen – Fanmarsch, Rahmenprogramm und Sondertrikot inklusive. «Es ist das Jubiläumsspiel unseres Vereins und alleine unsere […]

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          El Gladbach se desmorona ante el Hertha      Cache   Translate Page      
El empate del Borussia Dortmund ante el Hoffenheim (3-3) le podría haber valido al Borussia Moenchengladbach para acercarse al líder, pero en lugar de ello, los de Dieter Hecking acabaron perdiendo el segundo puesto de la Bundesliga en beneficio del...
          We knew what was at stake – Gnabry      Cache   Translate Page      
Bayern bounced back from their defeat to Bayer Leverkusen to turn up the heat on Borussia Dortmund.
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EU Won't Block Controversial Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:19

Update: Following reports that France would effectively kill the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline, EU officials including German Chancellor Angela Merkel affirmed on Friday that an agreement has been reached which will allow construction of the pipeline to move forward - handing a major victory to Germany and Russia (and a stunning defeat for President Trump).

At a meeting in Brussels on Friday, EU diplomats advanced a draft gas-market law, initially proposed in late 2017, while greatly cutting back a provision that would have effectively blocked the pipeline.

The deal will allow negotiations with the European Parliament on a final version of the legislation to begin. Both sides are aiming for an official agreement as soon as next week, and no later than the end of May.

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As The European Union and the US struggle to block the controversial international pipeline project Nord Stream 2, a 760-mile pipeline that would allow Russia to export natural gas directly to Germany - depriving Ukraine of badly needed gas transit fees along the current route for Russian supplies - France on Friday officially announced its opposition to the project, revealing that it would vote with a bloc of EU nations seeking to torpedo the project.

Earlier reports suggested that the opposition in Paris is rooted in the fear that the pipeline would confer too much "strategic power" on Moscow, potentially complicating its relationship with Brussels. Reuters has previously reported that Paris's vote against the project could rob Germany of the blocking minority it needs to move the project forward.

But later on Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a deal had been reached on Nord Stream 2.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-08/france-vote-against-nord-stream-2-pipeline-possibly-killing-project


          British-Dutch man 'carrying fake gun' killed by police outside bank in suspected 'suicide by cop'      Cache   Translate Page      
  • Dual British-Dutch citizen Michael Fudge, 31, had previously wanted euthanasia 
  • His mother said he suffered from anxiety and severe depression since childhood
  • He 'took fake gun' to the highly guarded Dutch national bank yesterday evening
  • He was shot dead by police last night and an investigation has been opened 
Michael Mickey Fudge 31 was shot dead by police in Amsterdam after taking a fake gun to the national bank

Michael 'Mickey' Fudge, 31, was shot dead by police in Amsterdam after taking a fake gun to the national bank

A British man reportedly carrying a fake gun has been killed by a police officer in Amsterdam in what is believed to be a 'suicide by cop'.

Michael 'Mickey' Fudge, who holds dual British-Dutch citizenship, had previously told his mother: 'If I go out, I'll be shot at the National Bank by the Marechaussee'.

Tanja Samojlenko told local media that her son had also wanted euthanasia, but that this had been denied. 

Instead, the 31-year-old acquired a fake gun to carry out 'suicide by cop', and was shot dead in front of the highly-guarded national bank yesterday evening.    

'He said to me on Wednesday: "This world is not for me",' Samojlenko told Amsterdam-based newspaper Het Parool.

'He had anxiety disorders and severe depression since childhood.'  

Fudge was born in Amsterdam and has British descent through his father, who died last year after living in the Netherlands for 45 years. 

His mother, who is Dutch with a Ukrainian father and a Russian mother, said that by the age of ten he had seen four or five child psychologists, who were all unable to help him.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6681913/British-man-carrying-fake-gun-shot-dead-police-Amsterdam-suspected-suicide-cop.html


          6 times Macron gave other leaders advice, while boasting an approval rating of… under 30%      Cache   Translate Page      
French President Emmanuel Macron is not shy about dishing out advice to his international counterparts but, with an approval rating at home hovering in the late 20s, is he really the person to be doling out instructions to others?

No matter the international crisis, Macron has been there to impart his wisdom, giving guidance and schooling to other world leaders on their domestic problems. When it comes to criticisms directed at him, however, it appears Macron is less receptive.

This week, after French anti-government Yellow Vest protesters met with top Italian officials who criticized his leadership (admittedly in undiplomatic terms), Macron instantly recalled France’s ambassador from Rome, the critiques having gotten under his skin.

Here’s a look at six times Macron was the one dispensing unsolicited advice.

1. Venezuela’s Maduro is ‘illegitimate’

Macron has been quick to denounce Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as “illegitimate” and to throw his support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido.

As we’ve seen, though, expressions of doubt about his own legitimacy are shot down by Macron’s government as “outrageous” – despite the French president commanding a domestic approval rating of around 30 percent. In fact, his approval rating dipped as low as 18 percent in early December.

2. Lectures on ‘human rights’ in Egypt

On a recent visit to Cairo, Macron warned his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to do more to protect “human rights” and “individual dignity.” Meanwhile, back in France, anti-government protesters were being violently beaten on the streets, in scenes which Macron surely would have condemned had they taken place anywhere else.

It looks as though his lecture on human rights was all talk, anyway, considering that France still serves as Egypts top supplier of military and security equipment.

3. Wading into Japanese legal matters

Macron also chided Japan for the “too long and too hard” detention of Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman and French citizen who was detained there in November for allegedly underreporting his income and transferring personal losses to the company. If the tables were turned, it’s likely Macron would regard similar comments about decisions of the French justice system as foreign meddling.

Macron also confidently suggested a replacement for Ghosn in comments that irked Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who told reporters that governments shouldn’t be getting involved.

4. ‘Timely’ decision to mark Armenian Genocide

In a move that angered Turkey, Macron on Wednesday declared April 24 a day for the commemoration in France of the Armenian genocide, saying that France was a country that “knows how to look history in the face.” While the genocide commemoration is not shocking in itself, given that many countries, including Russia, recognize the Armenian Genocide (which Turkey disputes), Ankara accused Macron of exploiting the issue for political gain.

Macron happened to be “afflicted by political problems in his own country and is trying to save the day by turning historical events into a political matter,” Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın noted.

5. Chastising Trump over Syria withdrawal

Macron slammed US President Donald Trump’s decision in December to withdraw troops from Syria, saying he “very deeply” regretted Trump’s decision. Macron said that, as allies, France and the US should “fight shoulder to shoulder” and that “an ally should be dependable.” Trump has not been reluctant to criticize Macron either, however, even tweeting about the French president’s dismally low approval rating.

6. ‘Arrogant’ advice fest in Africa

Macron also faced major criticism on a trip to Africa last year, during which he advised Algeria to stop focusing on its colonial past and mocked Burkina Faso’s president over the country’s energy problems – comments which his former presidential rival criticized as “arrogant” and “bordering on racism.”

On the same trip, Macron told a student that she should “applaud” French soldiers, said the continent’s problems were “civilizational”  – and told African women that they have too many children.

https://www.rt.com/news/450929-macron-lectured-venezuela-egypt-africa-trump/



          Yellow Vest drama or Nord Stream spat: Why did Macron suddenly abandon Merkel in Munich?      Cache   Translate Page      
Emmanuel Macron has abruptly canceled his trip to the Munich Security Conference, with the Élysée saying he is focused on domestic issues amidst the ongoing Yellow Vest protests – but German media is seeing Russia in all this.

The cancellation comes as the French president was accused of attempting to torpedo the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which is funded by Russian energy giant Gazprom and supported by Germany – as well as Belgium, Austria, Greece and Cyprus, and the Netherlands.

Paris, worried about European dependence on Russian energy, said on Thursday –and ahead of a key EU vote– that it wants the bloc’s Third Energy Package rules to be applied to the Nord Stream deal. Those rules forbid the same company from generating, transmitting and selling energy at the same time and, if applied, could derail the deal.

France’s move could put serious cracks in Macron’s relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Canceling allows him to avoid making a potentially awkward planned joint appearance with Merkel at the event in Munich.

https://www.rt.com/news/450932-macron-abandoned-merkel-munich/



          Comment on TERROR: 19 Year-Old Girl Ori Ansbacher Found Brutally Murdered, Mutilated in Forest Near Jerusalem Zoo, “Shocking Brutality” by yiyoya      Cache   Translate Page      
Slaves don't produce ground shattering inventions, or make paradigm shift discoveries, or maintain advanced, scientific, state of the art technology. Man survives and thrives by the use of his mind, the mind is an attribute of the individual, and thinking is volitional. A mind can be silenced, or destroyed, but it can not be forced, that is why all totalitarian societies collapse into poverty. That's why you have "brain drain", the best minds, the ambitious workers and innovators, either leave the country if they can, or quit. That's why China and Russia, Cuba, North Korea, the Arab muslim world, must steal, borrow, or buy the technology of the freer countries in the West. That's why socialized medicine and public education standards deteriorate and collapse. The closer you get to complete totalitarianism, the complete enslavement of man's mind, the closer you get to complete collapse. Freedom and innovation are corollaries, the more you have one, the more you have of the other, and vice versa. The rundown technology in George Orwell's 1984 makes some sense, at some point even that rundown technology would necessarily collapse, but the pristine, advanced, technology of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" is impossible. Ayn Rand got it right in her futuristic, dystopian, science-fiction, novella, "Anthem", all technology disappears, and it is prohibited by law to introduce any inventions or discoveries not approved by the ruling priesthood, and of course anyone who dares to show initiative and intelligence, independence, gets crushed immediately.
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A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings.
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After Dortmund let a three-goal lead slip against Hoffenheim, the FC crew voice their concerns about the Bundesliga leaders menality.
          We knew what was at stake - Gnabry      Cache   Translate Page      
Bayern bounced back from their defeat to Bayer Leverkusen to turn up the heat on Borussia Dortmund.
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52 Weeks of 2019, Week 5 Toy story

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           Comment on Why BREXIT Matters To Catholics by Gareth Thomas       Cache   Translate Page      
MMVE and Mary Salmond Reading your comments above, I despair. Where is your discernment, where is you ability to read a text, analyse the comments and examine the souces, then to come to you own conclusion. This is indeed an age of lies, as is intended by the Russian lie machine and the Steve Bannons of this world who do the work of the devil, alongside Trump. This is my very last comment on CPS. I have worked for two and a half years with the military veterans group Veterans for Europe. Do not listen to me. Dismiss me. Most people do here anyway. But please read one thing, if you will not believe me. If CPS want to play politics instead of spirituality, here is the politics in relation to Brexit. The Russian strategic plan. And Brexit is the first part of the plan. After that Europe collapses and you can deal with Russia yourselves, USA, because we are finished! My antiBrexit group is an exmilitary group called Veterans for Europe. It includes military intelligence people. We have identified the main plan for the detruction of Europe is contained in the work of Aleksandr Dugin, a Russian fascist whose main work is read my Russian military strategists and even used in Russian schools as the plan for the future Russian goals. His book is not available in English but we have Russian experts who have explaine dthe basics. Look it up on the internet folks. Please do not criticize us who are fighting Brexit, for we are fighting for freedom. Goodbye CPS. You are now on the wrong side of history.
          Russia oil exports from Pacific Kozmino fall in 2018, China top buyer      Cache   Translate Page      
Russian crude oil exported from the Pacific port of Kozmino fell in 2018, with China remaining the top buyer, data from oil pipeline company Transneft showed on Friday. Russia has been boosting its oil supplies to the Asia-Pacific region as it expanded its pipeline network eastwards with the 4,740 km-long (2,945 miles-long) East Siberia-Pacific Ocean ...
          Tottenham keeper Lloris ‘mentally and physically empty’ after France’s World Cup glory      Cache   Translate Page      
HUGO LLORIS admits winning the World Cup was so demanding it left him “mentally and physically empty”. Tottenham’s French goalkeeper is now fully focused on achieving the best possible end to the season for his club. But asked whether he had been able to enjoy France’s success in Russia, the captain of Les Bleus said: […]
          On This Day in Math - February 10      Cache   Translate Page      

Newton First Day Cover *BFDC.co.uk



It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
~Sofya Kovalevskaya

The 41st day of the year; Euler (1772) observed that the polynomial f(x)= x2 + x + 41 will produce a prime for any integer value of x in the interval 0 to 39. In 1778 Legendre realized that x2 - x + 41 will give the same primes for interval (1-40).
 n^2 + n + 41 is prime for n = 0 ... 39 and Is prime for nearly half the values of n up to 10,000,000. *John D. Cook

If you multiply 41 by any three digit number to produce a five digit number, every cyclic representation of that number formed by moving the last digit to the front is also divisible by 41. (for example 41*378 = 15,498. 41 will also divide 81,549; 98154; 49815; and 54,981 *The Moscow Puzzles
41 can be expressed as the sum of consecutive primes in two ways, (2 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13), and the  (11 + 13 + 17).

41 is the smallest integer whose reciprocal has a 5-digit repeating decimal.  \(\frac{1}{41} = \overline{.02439}\)

And even more from @Math Year-Round 41=1!+2!+3!+1¹+2²+3³

EVENTS

1676/7 “The truth of it is, mathematical learning will not go off without a dowry; the booksellers have lost so much by the works of Drs. Wallis and ... Barrow ... that it is no easy task to persuade booksellers to undertake any thing but toys that are mathematical.” [Collins to Baker, The Correspondence of Isaac Newton, Vol. 2, p. 192]

In 1720, Edmund Halley was appointed second Astronomer Royal of England. Halley succeeded John Flamsteed as Astronomer Royal, a position he would hold until his death in 1742 at the age of 85. *Wik  On the 300th anniversary of his trip to St Helena, the island issued three stamps. The 5p value shows Halley’s comet as it appeared on the Bayeux Tapestry.



1734 The Marquise de Chatelet writes to ask Maupertuis to explain his claim in a 1732 paper that "God preferred the inverse square law of attraction over all others." Apparently he failed to convince her. *J. B. Shank, The Newton Wars and the Beginning of the French Enlightenment

1860 Joseph Toynbee (English otologist, whose career was dedicated to pathological and anatomical studies of the ear.) writes to ask Faraday for tickets to Thomas Henry Huxley's lecture.
18 Savile Row. Burlington Gardens. W | 10 Feb 1860

Dear Mr. Faraday,

Having been unsuccessful in my attempts to obtain a ticket for Mr. Huxley’s lecture tonight I shall esteem it a favour if you can give me one.

Believe me yours sincerely ; obliged,

Joseph Toynbee
*JAIPREET VIRDI, From the Hands of Quacks

1880 On 10 February 1880, an article ran in the Daily Times (of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) describing a remarkable invention recently demonstrated by a local inventor, Dr. H.E. Licks. The invention allowed images to be transmitted by telegraph. In other words, it resembled what people today would recognize as a television. However, Licks called his invention a "diaphote," from the Greek dia meaning "through" and photos meaning "light".
Despite the excitement it generated, the diaphote turned out to be a hoax. However, it wasn't until 1917 that "Dr. H.E. Licks" revealed the hoax in a book, Recreations in Mathematics. Licks himself is believed to have been the pseudonym of Mansfield Merriman (1848-1925), a professor of engineering at Lehigh University. *Museum of Hoaxes

1914 The Girl Scout’s patent the trefoil design for their membership badge. The badge was designed by the founder of Girl Guides (renamed in 1913), Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low who began the program in Savannah, Ga. with a group of 18. This (2012) is the centennial year of the Girl Scouts. The organization has declared 2012 the "Year of the Girl", and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery opened a year-long exhibit "Juliette Gordon Low and 100 Years of Girl Scouts" on January 13, 2012.*Wik

1946 War Department revealed the development of ENIAC, an electronic numerical integrator and computer. It is 1000 times faster than human computation. *VFR

In 1958, radar signals were bounced off the planet Venus by MIT engineers at Lincoln Laboratories in experiments conducted during an inferior conjuction with Venus. A maser installed at the Millstone Hill radar site, Westford, Mass., was used. The return echoes were distinguished from the background noise using digital signal processing. The results were confirmation by other researchers, and together led to a more precise determination of the value of the astronomical unit (AU), the Earth's mean distance to the sun. A new value of the AU, 149,600,000 km was adopted at a general meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Hamburg (1964). Radar was also bounced off the Sun (7 Apr 1959). Lincoln Laboratories had been set up to conduct military rather than astronomical research.*TIS

1996 Deep Blue defeats Kasparov
In the first game of a six game match, IBM's Deep Blue chess computer defeated world champion Garry Kasparov. No computer had ever won a game against a world champion in chess. Kasparov would eventually win the series 4-2, but would lose to Deep Blue in a re-match a year later.*CHM

2012 2/10/2012 is a palindrome, and even if it's written 2/10/12. Or even in Roman numerals II/X/MMXII. What other years may be expressed as palindromes in two of these three methods (or European date style, dd/mm/yy


BIRTHS

1747 Aida Yasuaki (February 10, 1747 – October 26, 1817) Japanese mathematician who published about 2000 works. Aida compiled Sampo tensi shinan which appeared in 1788. It is a book of geometry problems, developing formulae for ellipses, spheres, circles etc. Aida explained the use of algebraic expressions and the construction of equations. He also worked on number theory and simplified continued fraction methods due to Seki. *SAU

1785 Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier (10 Feb 1785 in Dijon, France - 21 Aug 1836 in Paris, France) Claude-Louis Navier was a French mathematician best known for the Navier-Stokes equations describing the behaviour of a incompressible fluid. We should note, however, that Navier derived the Navier-Stokes equations despite not fully understanding the physics of the situation which he was modelling. He did not understand about shear stress in a fluid, but rather he based his work on modifying Euler's equations to take into account forces between the molecules in the fluid. Although his reasoning is unacceptable today. *SAU

1885 Hardy Cross (10 Feb 1885; died 11 Feb 1959 at age 73) U.S. professor of civil and structural engineering whose outstanding contribution was a method of calculating tendencies to produce motion (moments) in the members of a continuous framework, such as the skeleton of a building. By the use of Cross's technique, known as the moment distribution method, or simply the Hardy Cross method, calculation can be carried to any required degree of accuracy by successive approximations, thus avoiding the immense labour of solving simultaneous equations that contain as many variables as there are rigid joints in a frame. He also successfully applied his mathematical methods to the solution of pipe network problems that arise in municipal water supply design; these methods have been extended to gas pipelines.
*TIS

1888 Selig Brodetsky (10 February 1888 - 20 May 1954)was educated at Cambridge and Leipzig. He became a lecturer at Bristol and later lecturer and professor at Leeds. He worked on fluid flow with particular emphasis on aerodynamics. He was President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for a short time. *SAU

1901 Richard Dagobert Brauer (10 Feb 1901; 17 Apr 1977 at age 76) German-American mathematician and educator, a pioneer in the development of algebra theory. He worked with Weyl on several projects including a famous joint paper on spinors (published in 1935 in the American Journal of Mathematics). This work provided a background for Paul Dirac's theory of the spinning electron within the framework of quantum mechanics. With Nesbitt, Brauer introduced the theory of blocks (1937). Brauer used this to obtain results on finite groups, particularly finite simple groups, and the theory of blocks would play a big part in much of Brauer's later work. Starting with his group-theoretical characterisation of the simple groups (1951), he spent the rest of his life formulating a method to classify all finite simple groups. *TIS

1907 Agnes Mary Clerke (10 Feb 1842, 20 Jan 1907) Irish astronomical writer who was a diligent compiler of facts rather than a practicing scientist. Nevertheless, by 1885, her exhaustive treatise, A Popular History of Astronomy in the Nineteenth Century gained international recognition as an authoritative work. In 1903, with Lady Huggins, she was elected an honorary member of the Royal Astronomical Society, a rank previously held only by two other women, Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. Her publications included several books and 55 pieces in the Edinburgh Review. She contributed some astronomer biographies to the Dictionary of National Biography and some astronomical entries in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. *TIS More detail about her here


DEATHS
1576 Wilhelm Xylander (born Wilhelm Holtzman, graecized to Xylander) (December 26, 1532 – February 10, 1576) was a German classical scholar and humanist.
Xylander was the author of a number of important works. He translated the first six books of Euclid into German with notes, the Arithmetica of Diophantus, and the De quattuor mathematicis scientiis of Michael Psellus into Latin. *Wik

1865 Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz (24 Feb 1804, 10 Feb 1865 at age 61) was the Russian physicist who framed Lenz's Law to describe the direction of flow of electric current generated by a wire moving through a magnetic field. Lenz worked on electrical conduction and electromagnetism. In 1833 he reported investigations into the way electrical resistance changes with temperature, showing that an increase in temperature increases the resistance (for a metal). He is best-known for Lenz's law, which he discovered in 1834 while investigating magnetic induction. It states that the current induced by a change flows so as to oppose the effect producing the change. Lenz's law is a consequence of the, more general, law of conservation of energy. *TIS

1868 Sir David Brewster (11 Dec 1781; 10 Feb 1868) Scottish physicist noted for his experimental work in optics and polarized light (light in which all waves lie in the same plane.) He is known for Brewster's Law, which relates the refractive index of a material to its polarizing angle (which is the incident angle at which reflected light becomes completely polarized. He patented the kaleidoscope in 1817. Later, he used lenses to improve three-dimensional images viewed with a stereoscope. Brewster also recommended the use of the lightweight, flat Fresnel lens in lighthouses.*TIS A nice blog about Brewster is here.

1891 Sonya Kovalevsky (Sofya Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya) (15 Jan 1850; 10 Feb 1891) professor of mathematics at Stockholm. In her youth, her bedroom was wallpapered with the pages of a text from her father’s schooldays, namely, Ostrogradsky’s lithographed lecture notes on the calculus. Study of the novel wallpaper introduced her to the calculus at age 11. She became the greatest woman mathematician prior to the twentieth century. *VFR a Russian mathematician and novelist who made valuable contributions to the theory of differential equations.*TIS She died of influenza in 1891 at age forty-one, after returning from a pleasure trip to Genoa. She is buried in Solna(Stockholm suburb), Sweden, at Norra begravningsplatsen (Northern Cemetery). Alfred Nobel is buried in the same cemetery.

Rontgen Family Grave, Giessen
1923 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (27 Mar 1845 - 10 Feb 1923 at age 77) was a German physicist who discovered the highly penetrating form of radiation that became known as X-rays on 8 Nov 1895. He received the first Nobel Prize for Physics (1901), “in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him.” This high-energy radiation, though first called Röngen rays, became known as X-rays. His discovery initiated revolutionary improvements in making medical diagnoses and enabled many new advances in modern physics. *TIS "In 1901 he became the first physicist to receive a Nobel prize." *VFR


1927 Alfred George Greenhill (29 Nov 1847 in London, England - 10 Feb 1927 in London, England) graduated from Cambridge and became Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. His main work was on Elliptic Functions but he published widely on applications of mathematics to practical problems. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1908. *SAU

1936 Eleanor Mildred (Balfour) Sidgwick, (11 March 1845 – 10 February 1936) was an activist for the higher education of women, Principal of Newnham College of the University of Cambridge and a leading figure in the Society for Psychical Research.
She was born in East Lothian, daughter of James Maitland Balfour and Lady Blanche Harriet. She was born into perhaps the most prominent political clan in nineteenth-century Britain, the 'Hotel Cecil': her brother Arthur would eventually himself become prime minister. Another brother, Frank, a biologist, died young in a climbing accident.
One of the first students at Newnham College in Cambridge, in 1876 she married (and became converted to feminism by) the philosopher Henry Sidgwick. In 1880 she became Vice-Principal of Newnham under the founding Principal Anne Clough, succeeding as Principal on Miss Clough's death in 1892. She and her husband resided there until 1900, the year of Henry Sidgwick's death. In 1894 Mrs Sidgwick was one of the first three women to serve on a royal commission, the Bryce commission on Secondary Education.
As a young woman, Eleanor had helped (John William Strutt, who was married to her sister, Evelyn) Lord Rayleigh improve the accuracy of experimental measurement of electrical resistance. She conducted several experiments in electricity and with him published three papers in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
She subsequently turned her careful experimental mind to the question of testing the veracity of claims for psychical phenomena. She was elected President of the Society for Psychical Research in 1908 and named 'president of honour' in 1932. Her Husband, Henry, her brother and future Prime Minister, Arthur, and Lord Rayleigh all were also Presidents of the Society.)
She was a member of the Ladies Dining Society in Cambridge, with 11 other members.
In 1916 Mrs Sidgwick left Cambridge to live with one of her brothers near Woking; she remained there until her death in 1936.
She was awarded honorary degrees by the universities of Manchester, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Birmingham.Most of her writings related to Psychical Research, and are contained in the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research. However, some related to educational matters, and a couple of essays dealt with the morality of international affairs. *Wik & encyclopedia.com

1951 George Abram Miller (31 July 1863 – 10 February 1951) was an early group theorist whose many papers and texts were considered important by his contemporaries, but are now mostly considered only of historical importance.
Miller was born in Lynnville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and died in Urbana, Illinois.*Wik

1994 Fritz John (14 June 1910 – 10 February 1994) was a German-born mathematician specialising in partial differential equations and ill-posed problems. His early work was on the Radon transform and he is remembered for John's equation.*Wik

1997 Jerome Namias (19 Mar 1910, 10 Feb 1997 at age 86) American meteorological researcher most noted for having pioneered the development of extended weather forecasts and who also studied the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the El Niño phenomenon. *TIS In 1971 he joined the Scripps Institution and established the first Experimental Climate Research Center. His prognosis of warm weather during the Arab oil embargo of 1973 greatly aided domestic policy response.*Wik


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*CHM=Computer History Museum
*FFF=Kane, Famous First Facts
*NSEC= NASA Solar Eclipse Calendar
*RMAT= The Renaissance Mathematicus, Thony Christie
*SAU=St Andrews Univ. Math History
*TIA = Today in Astronomy
*TIS= Today in Science History
*VFR = V Frederick Rickey, USMA
*Wik = Wikipedia
*WM = Women of Mathematics, Grinstein & Campbell
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A state of emergency has been declared in the Russian Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, as locals face a massive "invasion" of polar bears, with over 50 predators seeking food and harassing residents in the urban landscape. The move was announced Saturday after several weeks of close encounters between locals and the fearsome furry beasts. "People are fearful, they are afraid to go outside, daily life is in turmoil, parents are wary of letting children to go to schools and kindergartens," deputy head of the local administration, Aleksandr Minayev, said in a statement. The town of Belushya Guba seems to be the most affected by the polar bear problem, with at least 52 specimen roaming around the vicinity. A bunch of videos have emerged online showing the bears strolling down the snowy streets, digging through food waste - and even trying to invade homes.
          Lessons from the Whitaker hearing      Cache   Translate Page      
Lessons from the Whitaker hearing

by digby



From Natasha Bertrand at the Atlantic:

It took about five minutes of questioning for the acting attorney general to provoke gasps and jeers in the congressional hearing room. “Your five minutes is up,” Matthew Whitaker, an ex–U.S. attorney turned toilet salesman, told the House Judiciary Committee’s Democratic chairman, Jerry Nadler. Nadler cracked a smile, but from that point on, the rules of engagement seemed clear: Whitaker, with just days remaining in his legally dubious role as the interim head of the Justice Department, appeared to be playing to an audience of one.

President Donald Trump appointed Whitaker late last year to replace Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in early 2017 was viewed by the president as an unforgivable betrayal. But Whitaker was not the obvious replacement—he served for a few years as a U.S. attorney in Iowa, but spent far longer in private practice and partisan politics. He also served as a paid advisory-board member of a fraudulent invention-promotion firm. Later, he was the executive director of a conservative nonprofit funded by dark money. And then came his stint as a CNN commentator in 2017, during which he blasted Mueller and opined that his probe had “gone too far.” All of this received heavy scrutiny as the constitutional basis of his appointment was challenged in the courts.

But Friday marked his first oversight hearing on Capitol Hill.

“I’m confused, I really am,” Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries told Whitaker at one point. “We’re all trying figure out: Who are you, where did you come from, and how the heck did you become the head of the Department of Justice?”

Despite the lingering questions about his resume and suspicions about why he was appointed over Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who would have been Sessions’s natural replacement, Whitaker presented himself to Nadler, a 13-term congressman, with the same aloofness and disdain for tradition that often seems typical of the Trump White House. And that may have been on purpose. Whitaker, whose tenure ends when Bill Barr is confirmed as attorney general next week, will need a new job. He has reportedly been considered for the role of Trump’s chief of staff. And though he testified under oath that he had “not interfered in any way with the special counsel’s investigation,” he repeatedly declined to contradict Trump’s claims that Mueller is on a “witch hunt.”

Chuck Rosenberg, a former senior Justice Department official who resigned in 2017, said it would have been “easy” for Whitaker to say that Mueller’s investigation is legitimate, as Barr did during his recent confirmation hearings. “I don’t know how somebody could be that cowardly,” he added. But doing so would have undermined what is arguably his boss’s most important talking point—and that would not have been a good move for Whitaker if he was, in fact, auditioning for his next position

I hear he wants to be chief of staff when Mulvaney abandons ship (as he's rumored to be desperate to do.)

It's looking good for him. Last night he thumbed his nose at all the ethics snobs by running over to the Trump hotel to show his fealty to his criminal boss and put some money in his pocket.


And the boss is pleased:


President Trump watched live cable coverage of yesterday's chippy Hill testimony by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, and liked what he saw.

The big picture: "He liked the combative approach," said an outside West Wing adviser familiar with Trump's thinking. "He thought the Democrats were grandstanding." Inside the White House, according to the adviser, here were the lessons learned: Do not give an inch, push back, resist, delay, deflect.

The officials recognize a key flaw in this strategy: Some Trump Cabinet members, likely bound for the witness chair, don't have the experience or agility to pull a Whitaker.

Longtime Hill watchers struggled to remember a time when an administration witness had treated a committee with such disdain: 

  • In the most memorable moment, Whitaker sassed House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.): "Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up," using the committee's rules to bat away a question. 
  • MSNBC host Ari Melber called Whitaker "remarkably rude … at times a jerk" to members who were asking straightforward questions. 
  • Remember: The Senate is expected to confirm Bill Barr as attorney general as soon as next week. So Whitaker's performance is mainly a window into Whitaker.
A House Democratic leadership aide familiar with the new majority's investigation strategy told me after yesterday's hearing: 
"We watched Dems, having been frustrated for two years with little to no oversight from the Republicans, demanding answers from a top administration official — the first under this new Congress — who came in belligerent and unwilling to cooperate is even the smallest ways." 
"This is no means the end."

The GOP's gamble: The White House recognizes that it can do little to resist the House Dems' demands for testimony. Republicans just hope that over time, they can argue to their base that Dems have been guilty of overreach and "show trials." 
A Republican political operative and Capitol Hill veteran told me: "It doesn’t take long for ordinary voters — who are very different from people in Washington — to start seeing participating committee members as pompous, rude and belittling, and begin to side with whoever is sitting in the hot seat."

If I had to guess,  the press will go along with the Republican plan. I've seen pearl-clutching today about Democratic rudeness in the hearing so I'm guessing that unless they lay down and let Trump's cronies walk all over them, the media will end up siding with the Trumpies.

Remember folks, many members of the media are yearning to be able to blame both sides for the political mess we are in. It's very uncomfortable for them to have to report that the Republicans are batshit crazy. (Keep an eye on the NY Times and CNN's biggest stars...)  They know that half the country sees telling the truth as political bias so they reach for anything to prove they are "just as hard on Democrats."

As the Dems exert their power to thwart the Republicans they will go above and beyond to portray that as the same as GOP lunacy.

Just be aware. It's coming.

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What is this Magnitsky Act you speak of?

by digby




So, Trump is just openly defying the Magnitsky Act requirements. You know, the Act that Putin and all the global oligarchs want rescinded? The reason the Russians interfered on Trump's behalf? Yeah, that one:

President Trump refused to provide Congress a report on Friday determining who killed the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, defying a demand by lawmakers intent on establishing whether the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was behind the grisly assassination.

Mr. Trump effectively bypassed a deadline set by law as his administration argued that Congress could not impose its will on the president. Critics charged that he was seeking to cover up Saudi complicity in the death of Mr. Khashoggi, an American resident and a columnist for The Washington Post.

“Consistent with the previous administration’s position and the constitutional separation of powers, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” the Trump administration said in a statement. The statement said the administration had taken action against the killers and would consult with Congress.

But Democrats said Mr. Trump was violating a law known as the Magnitsky Act. It required him to respond 120 days after a request submitted in the fall by committee leaders — including Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee and then the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — a period that expired Friday.

“The law is clear,” said Juan Pachón, a spokesman for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the committee. “It requires a determination and report in response to the letter we sent with Corker. The president has no discretion here. He’s either complying with the law or breaking it.”

The Trump administration imposed sanctions in November against 17 Saudis accused of being involved in the killing, but has refused to blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a key ally and the country’s de facto ruler, despite a C.I.A. conclusion that the crown prince ordered it.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent letters to the committee leaders describing actions taken against individuals without offering the determination of who was responsible as demanded by the lawmakers.

“I anticipate a more detailed briefing from the administration on this issue and look forward to working with them and the members of my committee in our ongoing effort to address the killing of Jamal Khashoggi,” said Senator Jim Risch, Republican of Idaho, who succeeded Mr. Corker as chairman.

The Saudi government on Friday rebutted a report that Prince Mohammed told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Mr. Khashoggi if he did not return to the kingdom and cease his criticism of the Saudi government.

They're calling it a "rogue operation."

It sounds as though the Trump administration is a rogue operation too.

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Ivanka lies just like her daddy

by digby

What are those parrots doing?

She learned at her daddy's knee:

Ivanka Trump says in a new interview that she knew "literally almost nothing" about the Trump Tower Moscow project that's become a central focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, adding that she has "zero concern" about the probe or the possibility that anyone close to her could be implicated.

"Are you concerned about anyone in your life that you love being involved?" ABC's Abby Huntsman asked the President's daughter and White House adviser in a taped interview that partially aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

"No. I'm not," Trump said. "I'm really not."

Donald Trump's real estate company was pursuing a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow while he was campaigning for the presidency, but Ivanka Trump said she knew "literally almost nothing" about it.

"There was never a binding contract. I never talked to the -- with a third party outside of the organization about it. It was one of -- I mean, we could have had 40 or 50 deals like that, that were floating around, that somebody was looking at. Nobody visited it to see if it was worth our time. So this was not exactly like an advanced project," Trump said.


"There's nothing there, yet it's created weeks and weeks and months of headlines," she said. "So no, I have zero concern."

She also downplayed doing business in Russia, arguing that it's "not like it's a strange thing" to have property in Russia.

"We're not talking about Iran. It was Russia," she said. "And we weren't even advanced enough that anyone had even visited the prospective project site. So it really was just a non-factor in our minds. I'm not sure that anyone would have thought of it."

Then-candidate Donald Trump signed a letter of intent in October 2015 to move forward with negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Russia, despite his attorney Rudy Giuliani's claims late last year that the document was never signed. The project and the length of discussions around it have been subject to a changing narrative and is a key part of the legal saga facing Michael Cohen, the President's former attorney. The project also came up in written questions that Trump answered for Mueller as a part of the broader investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

This is proposterous. No matter how smooth her tone it doesn't change the fact that her daddy lied over and over and over again denying that he had any business in Russia. Putin knew he was lying. And daddy knew Putin knew he was lying as did Ivanka, Don Jr and Eric.

Everything they have done and said regarding Russia since the summer of 2015 has to be seen in that light.

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Eliminată din Cupa Germaniei de Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund a făcut un pas greșit pe teren propriu cu Hoffenheim, remizând, 3-3, după ce a condus cu 3-0 în minutul 75! Sancho, Gotze și Guerreiro au punctat pentru Borussia, însă ultimul sfert de ceas a fost de coșmar pentru trupa lui Lucien Favre. Belfodil a înscris […]

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          Success, citation of the article: On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200567576; Dokl Biol Sci., 396: 206–211; Ostroumov S.A. (2004); November 2004, Doklady Biological Sciences, 396(1-6):206-211; DOI: 10.1023/B:DOBS.0000033278.12858.12; https://5bio5.blogspot.com/2019/02/succ.html ;      Cache   Translate Page      
Success, citation, of the article:
On the Biotic Self-purification of Aquatic Ecosystems: Elements of the Theory. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200567576; Dokl Biol Sci. (Doklady Biological Sciences), 396: 206–211; Ostroumov S.A. (2004);
  • November 2004,
  • Doklady Biological Sciences, 396(1-6):206-211;
  • DOI: 
  • 10.1023/B:DOBS.0000033278.12858.12;
https://5bio5.blogspot.com/2019/02/succ.html ;
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water, water quality, water purification, making water clean,
水,水质,净水,使水清洁,
Shuǐ, shuǐzhì, jìng shuǐ, shǐ shuǐ qīngjié,
الماء ، نوعية المياه ، تنقية المياه ، جعل المياه نظيفة ،
alma' , naweiat almiah , tanqiat almiah , jaeal almiah nazifatan ,
In this article, an innovative biological and ecological theory was formulated on how aquatic ecosystem functions towards improving water quality and water self-purification;
Stats on 9.02.2019:

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This article is among top-cited, well-cited publications of this author from Lomonosov Moscow State University;
Citation of this article, selected examples :

Inhibitory analysis of top-down control: new keys to studying eutrophication, algal blooms, and water self-purification;
SA Ostroumov - Hydrobiologia, 2002 - Springer;
Top-down control is an important type of interspecies interactions in food webs. It is
especially important for aquatic ecosystems. Phytoplankton grazers contribute to the top-
down control of phytoplankton populations. The paper is focused on the role of benthic filter …;
Цитируется: 103 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (18);
[PDF] springer.com

Inhibition of mussel suspension feeding by surfactants of three classes;
SA Ostroumov, J Widdows - Hydrobiologia, 2006 - Springer;
Abstract Effects of three surfactants on the filtration rates by marine mussels were studied.
The xenobiotics tested represented anionic, cationic and non-ionic surfactants (
tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide, a representative of a class of cationic surfactants; …
Цитируется: 48 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (24);

Estimation of the natural purification rate of a eutrophic lake after pollutant removal;
JG Jiang, YF Shen - Ecological Engineering, 2006 - Elsevier;
Pollution resulting from increased human activities is threatening Lake Donghu, its effects
being characterized by serious eutrophication. A steady increase of phosphorus loading is
the most important factor of the lake eutrophication. Pollution external control projects are …;
Цитируется: 42 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (4);

Estimation of critical nutrient amounts based on input–output analysis in an agriculture watershed of eastern China;
DJ Chen, J Lu, YN Shen, RA Dahlgren,… - Agriculture, ecosystems & …, 2009 - Elsevier;
The concept of critical nutrient amounts (CNA) for a watershed was developed to address
eutrophication in surface waters from diffuse (non-point) source pollution. CNA is defined as
the maximum allowable applied or generated amount (AGA) of a nutrient from natural and …
Цитируется: 40 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (7);
[PDF] researchgate.net

Suspension-feeders as factors influencing water quality in aquatic ecosystems;
SA Ostroumov - The comparative roles of suspension-feeders in …, 2005 - Springer;
Suspension-feeders are found in both pelagic and benthic systems. They function as an
important part of an ecosystem's biomachinery that maintains water quality in aquatic
systems. They remove suspended matter and excrete faeces, pseudofaeces and dissolved …;
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[PDF] springer.com

[PDF] Decreasing the measurable concentrations of Cu, Zn, Cd, and Pb in the water of the experimental systems containing Ceratophyllum demersum: The …;
SA Ostroumov, TV Shestakova - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 - Springer;
10 Distinct signs of worsening; the shoots are dead or dying The leaves have detached from
the stems. There is a mucous film on the wa ter surface. The phytomass has sunk to the
bottom part of the water column; the upper part of the water column, free of plants, is 1–2 cm …;
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[PDF] google.com

[PDF] О книге СА Остроумова «Гидробионты в самоочищении вод и биогенной миграции элементов»;
ВВ Ермаков - Вода: химия и экология, 2009 - sites.google.com;
Вопросы самоочищения вод, проанализи-рованные в книге [1], имеют большое
значение для экологической науки и практики, для познания миграции химических
элементов в гидросфере, что, в свою очередь, важно для разработки учения о …;
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Оценка допустимых нагрузок загрязняющих веществ на макрофиты в водной среде с использованием метода рекуррентных добавок;
ЕА Соломонова, СА Остроумов - Водное хозяйство России …, 2014 - elibrary.ru;
Исследовано влияние на водные растения синтетического поверхностно-активного
вещества и синтетического моющего средства (ПАВ додецилсульфат натрия,
синтетическое моющее средство «Аист-Универсал»). Получены количественные …;
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[PDF] springer.com

[PDF] Accelerated decrease in surfactant concentration in the water of a microcosm in the presence of plants: innovations for phytotechnology;
EV Lazareva, SA Ostroumov - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 - Springer;
MATERIALS AND METHODS. We used the macrophytes that proved suitable in previous
experiments and displayed a high viability and resistance to surfactants (these plants will be
described in detail elsewhere). Plastic flasks 1.5 l in volume each containing 1 l of settled tap …;
Цитируется: 20 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (13);
[PDF] googleapis.com

[PDF] Термофильные водоросли: взаимодействие с металлами как фактор воздействия на геохимическую среду;
И Тропин - BLACK SEA, 2015 - wzukusers.storage.googleapis.com;
РЕЗЮМЕ. Тяжелые металлы входят в число загрязняющих веществ, наиболее опасных
для окружающей среды, в том числе для водных экосистем. Взаимодействия металлов
с биомассой растительных организмов, в том числе водорослей, представляют …;
Цитируется: 8 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (7) ;

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[PDF] Biomachinery for maintaining water quality and natural water self-purification in marine and estuarine systems: elements of a qualitative theory;
SA Ostroumov - International Journal of Oceans and …, 2006 - researchgate.net;
Basic elements are formulated for a qualitative theory of the polyfunctional role of the biota in
maintaining self-purification and water quality in aquatic ecosystems. The elements of the
theory covers the following:(1) sources of energy for the mechanisms of selfpurification;(2) …;
Цитируется: 14 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (5) ;

Artificial neural network modelling of concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and dissolved oxygen in a non‐point source polluted river in Zhejiang Province …;
D Chen, J Lu, Y Shen - Hydrological Processes: An …, 2010 - Wiley Online Library;
A back‐propagation algorithm neural network (BPNN) was developed to synchronously
simulate concentrations of total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP) and dissolved oxygen
(DO) in response to agricultural non‐point source pollution (AGNPS) for any month and …;
Цитируется: 16 Похожие статьи Все версии статьи (7);
[PDF] hjkx.ac.cn

[PDF] 南太湖地区小型浅水湖泊自净能力季节变化研究;
许磊, 李华, 陈英旭, 姚玉鑫, 梁新强, 周李, 章献忠 - 2010 - hjkx.ac.cn;
< N 占TN 的主要部分. 主成分分析结果表明, 影响南太湖地区小型浅水湖泊自净能力的3
个主成分分别为浮游植物因子(水温, pH, 高锰酸盐指数和Chl< a), 农田排水因子(pH, DO 和TN)
和营养因子(TN 和TP). 聚类分析结果表明, 3 个湖泊11 个采样点4 个季节的水质可聚为两大类 ;…
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[PDF] БИОСОРБЦИЯ МЕТАЛЛОВ ЭУКАРИОТНЫМИ МИКРООРГАНИЗМАМИ: АНАЛИЗ МЕТОДОМ ICP-MS;
ВВ Пухов, Т Лубкова - BLACK SEA, 2015 - academia.edu;
РЕЗЮМЕ В этой статье сообщается об изучении взаимодействия биомассы
эукариотного микроорганизма, а именно, одноклеточной экстремофильной
(термофильной, ацидофильной) микроводоросли Galdieria sulphuraria с металлами в …;
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[PDF] Self-Purification of Water Current and the Role of Microbiological Transformation of Organic Matter in the System of the Selenga River and Its Delta;
EO Makushkin, VM Korsunov - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2005 - Springer;
b from the river mouth (a) The amount of C. autumnalis eggs and (b) their loss in the lower
Selenga River in February and March 1980. Stations (distances from the river mouth):(1) 31
km,(2) 34 km,(3) 57 km,(4) 59 km (2.5 km downstream of the SIPPM sewage site),(5) 64 km …;
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On studying the hazards of pollution of the biosphere: effects of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) on planktonic filter-feeders;
IM Vorozhun, SA Ostroumov - Doklady Biological Sciences, 2009 - Springer;
VOROZHUN, OSTROUMOV 57.2% of the control). When SDS concentration was increased
to 0.5 mg/l, R decreased by more than 60% relative to the control and reached 26.7× 103
cells per one daphnia per 1 h (35.7%). Importantly, we did not observe any increase in the …
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Immobilization of scandium and other chemical elements in systems with aquatic macrophyte;
SA Ostroumov, ME Johnson, JF Tyson… - Russian Journal of General …, 2015 - Springer;
The possibility of immobilization of scandium and other chemical elements by biogenic
materials derived from an aquatic macrophyte was explored. The concentrations of
scandium and some other chemical elements were measured in the dried biomass …;
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[PDF] 过水性湖泊自净能力的动态变化;
任瑞丽, 刘茂松, 章杰明, 张明, 许梅 - 生态学杂志, 2007 - cje.net.cn;
摘要通过对过水性湖泊骆马湖1991—2003 年出, 入湖口附近主要水质指标监测资料的分析,
研究了湖泊湿地自净能力的变化情况. 结果表明: 1991—2003 年, 各采样点水质指标无显著变化,
但出, 入湖口水质差异显著, 表明骆马湖目前尚有较强的自净能力; 各采样点间主要水质指标的 ;…
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[PDF] Fundamental role of biological factors in aquatic ecosystem function: improving water quality;
SA Ostroumov, AA Miron, SV Kotelevtsev… - Bulletin of the Academy …, 2015 - ibn.idsi.md
Acest articol reia fundamentele teoriei rolului multifuncţional pe care comunitatea biologică
(biota) îl are în autopurificarea apei şi remedierea sistemelor ecologice acvatice, folosind
rezultatele analizelor anterioare. Următoarele probleme legate de rolul biotei în …;
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Изучение взаимодействия токсичных металлов с биомассой одноклеточных водорослей методом ICP-MS;
ТН Лубкова, ВВ Пухов, ТВ Шестакова,… - Toxicological …, 2015 - search.ebscohost.com;
Токсичные металлы входят в число загрязняющих веществ, наиболее опасных для
водных экосистем. Взаимодействия меди и других тяжелых металлов с биомассой
водорослей, представляют интерес для экологии и биотехнологии. В этой статье …;
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Quantification of the role of organisms in the geochemical migration of trace metals in the ocean;
LL Demina - Geochemistry International, 2015 - Springer;
The contribution of biological processes to the geochemical migration of trace metals (Fe,
Mn, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, and As) was quantified for three geochemically distinctive areas
of the ocean: continent—ocean boundary (marginal filter), euphotic zone of the open ocean …;
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К разработке биотехнологии очищения воды c использованием ацидофильных водорослей: результаты анализа методом ICP-MS;
ВВ Пухов, ТН Лубкова, ТВ Шестакова,… - Экология …, 2015 - elibrary.ru;
Токсичные металлы входят в число загрязняющих веществ, наиболее опасных для
водных экосистем. Взаимодействие меди и других тяжелых металлов с биомассой
водорослей представляет интерес для экологии и биотехнологии. Ведутся разработки …;
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[HTML] Изучение взаимодействия некоторых химических элементов с водорослями: проверка способности к биосорбции;
ТН Лубкова, ВВ Пухов, ТВ Шестакова,… - Самарская Лука …, 2015 - cyberleninka.ru;
Исследовали тяжелые металлы, которые входят в число наиболее опасных для
окружающей среды неорганических загрязняющих веществ, в том числе для водных
экосистем. В этой статье сообщается об изучении взаимодействия уникальной …;
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Взаимодействие загрязняющих воду веществ с макрофитами: метод определения допустимых нагрузок;
СА Остроумов, ЕА Соломонова, - Вода: химия и экология, 2012 - elibrary.ru;
Использован новый метод рекуррентных добавок ксенобиотиков для изучения
диапазона устойчивости растений, потенциально перспективных для фиторемедиации
загрязненных водных систем. Метод апробирован на пяти видах водных макрофитов …;
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[PDF] Элементы теории биоконтроля качества воды: фактор экологической безопасности источников водоснабжения;
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          Uzbekistan: Temporary Appointment, Child Protection Officer, (NO-2), Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Open to Uzbekistan nationals only)      Cache   Translate Page      
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uzbekistan
Closing date: 24 Feb 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context: Child Protection is a key component of Uzbekistan Country Programme. The Child Protection Officer will take a significant role to help realize the objectives of this component of the Country Program. The Officer reports to the Child Protection Specialist who is at Level 3.

Purpose for the job: The Child Protection Officer puts a focus on effective long-term planning of the social work and social service workforce development within the outcome of the child protection programme. The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process by application of theoretical and technical skills in social work academic education and in-service short-term capacity building programme while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the overall Child Protection Program within the Country Program.

Funding Source: The Global Thematic Fund will be used to cover the cost of a Temporary Appointment of Child Protection Officer, NO-2 level to coordinate and implement activities on social work and social service workforce for a full period of 2019-2020.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Support to programme development and planning

  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design and management of child protection related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through research, analysis and reporting of child protection and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical, programme, operational, and administrative transactions, preparing related materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning and monitoring and evaluating of results.
  • Prepare required programme documentations, materials and data to facilitate the programme review and approval process.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programmes/projects, and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations, procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues and findings to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys and exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in child protection, to support programme implementation.
  • Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of child protection programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEFэs position and strategies with UNDAF development and planning processes.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programmes.
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.
  • Impact of Results

    The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Child Protection Officer to programme preparation, planning and implementation, contributes to the achievement of sustainable results in social work and social service workforce strengthening as a strategic and sustainable approach to ensuring better outcomes for children. Success in child protection programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

    Education:

    A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social work, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

    Education or training in resource-based management is considered as an asset.

    Experience:

    A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in social work-related areas is required.

    Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

    Experience in developing and implementing social work education programme for child protection front-line workers.

    Language Requirements:

    Fluency in English and Uzbek is required. Russian language skills are considered as a strong asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate...

    UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are...

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519818


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    В центре Петербурга задержали участников движения «Весна» Владимира Казаченко, Василия Буйлова, Артема Павлова, Александра Ильина, Валентина Хорошенина, Светлану Уткину и Евгению Бедрину, сообщает «Медиазона»

    Отмечается, что задержанные планировали провести акцию в поддержку активистки «Открытой России» Анастасии Шевченко. Их доставили в отдел полиции №1, а затем отпустили без протоколов.

    Напомним, Анастасию Шевченко обвиняют в осуществлении деятельности «нежелательной» организации (статья 284.1 УК). Ее дело стало первым, возбужденным по такой статье. Суд отправил активистку под домашний арест, лишив ее тем самым возможности видеться со своей дочерью, которая находилась в специализированном интернате. 31 января 17-летняя дочь Шевченко умерла в реанимации.

    10 февраля в Москве, Петербурге, Екатеринбурге, Ярославле, Орле, Казани, Махачкале, Кирове и Ростове-на-Дону запланированы акции в поддержку Шевченко и других женщин-политзаключенных, которые получили название «Марш материнского гнева».


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              Amazon and Hulu's algorithms are recommending conspiracy theory films, and the consequences could be more serious than you might think      Cache   Translate Page      

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    • Amazon and Hulu continue to host and algorithmically suggest conspiracy films.
    • This comes as platforms like Roku and YouTube are removing conspiratorial accounts or preventing their search and recommendation algorithms from surfacing them.
    • Experts warn that hosting this type of conspiratorial content could spread misinformation, and even encourage people to commit violence.

    "There is a sinister and secret group of people who roam the globe," an omniscient narrator says. "They control everything from banks to the media. They own the world."

    That claim invoking the New World Order conspiracy theory comes from a film called "A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

    Both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu categorize the film as a "documentary." Hulu put it in the site's "conspiracy" section, which is mostly populated by films about aliens.

    The willingness to stream such material, and the fact that the companies have made no public moves against conspiracy content, stands in contrast to the torrent of tech companies that have made efforts to reject certain conspiracy-oriented and misleading content, and shows a rift in how they treat misinformation published on their platforms.

    Broadly, companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have claimed to have made efforts to suppress misinformation on their platforms following the revelation that Russia had weaponized such content in an effort to influence the 2016 election. Amazon Prime Video, despite hosting user-submitted content, has made no public moves against misinformation. Nor has Hulu.

    Last year Roku, Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube kicked notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars show off their platforms.

    Apple said it did so because the company "does not tolerate hate speech." Facebook said Jones had violated its policies on hate speech and graphic violence by "glorifying violence" and "using dehumanizing language."

    But Amazon Prime Video's algorithm still recommends conspiracy films, including Jones' own, to streamers. The 9/11 conspiracy film "Loose Change," which baselessly claims that the 2001 tragedy was a false flag operation, is a recommended "documentary" on Prime Video, despite presenting a thesis that most experts have contradicted.

    Those who study misinformation warn that the consequences of offering conspiracy films could be serious, ranging from the spread of hate to enabling nefarious state actors to promote their own agenda.

    Neither Amazon nor Hulu responded to INSIDER's requests for comment.

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    The films feature debunked and discriminatory arguments

    A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati

    On the front page of Amazon Prime Video, "Loose Change" appears as a "recommended Documentary Movie" for some users.

    The 9/11 conspiracy film fits into the larger "puppet master" theme found in most conspiracy media, and generally spreads assertions based on pseudoscience that have been largely discredited.

    According to the anti-Semitism watchdog Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the film "draws from the American Free Press, a wellspring of anti-Semitic 9/11 propaganda, as well as the work of anti-Semitic writer Christopher Bollyn, as sources to bolster its claims about the alleged government cover-up of the 9/11 attacks."

    Loose Change conspiracy film Amazon Prime Video

    The conspiracy films available on the streaming platforms go beyond kooky tales about alien abductions (though they have those too), and present arguments framed as truth that have largely been debunked as misinformation or even been shown to be derived from hateful ideology.

    "Zeitgeist: The Movie", which proposes that 9/11 was a conspiracy orchestrated by bankers to better leverage control over the masses, is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and is labeled a "documentary."

    In 2011, Tablet Magazine described the film as "steeped in far-right, isolationist, and covertly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories." ABC News interviewed a former friend of Gabrielle Giffords' shooter Jared Loughner who said the film had "a profound impact on Jared Loughner's mindset and how he views the world that he lives in."

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    "A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," which is featured on Amazon and Hulu, traces the roots of a supposed global, elite conspiracy to control the world through coded messages.

    Andre Oboler, law lecturer and CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, told INSIDER that streaming services offering such films boosts interest in the conspiracy theories they promote.

    "The underlying antisemitic conspiracy theory at play here is that of Jewish power, be it accusations about controlling governments, banks and financial markets, news and media, or international events," he said.

    And such ideas can have real-world consequences. A similar anti-Semitic conspiracy theory appeared to be the driving force in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

    Robert Bowers, who reportedly shouted "all Jews must die" before killing 11 people, seemingly made numerous posts on social media about a Jewish conspiracy to bring immigrants into the country as part of the migrant caravan. In the weeks before the shooting, he posted conspiratorial gifs and videos from Zionist Report, a publication that makes content that supposedly "questions the prerogative of the Zionist movement" by posting numerous conspiracy theories involving Jews and Israel.

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    "A Conspiracy To Rule," which traces a vague conspiracy that supposedly continues to this day, finds the origins of the conspiracy in "system of Jewish philosophy," Jewish mysticism, and Kabala.

    "There haven't been any Illuminati for over 200 years, any suggestion that any Illuminati existed after the mid-1780s is absurd, and if there is such a suggestion, then we're talking about fantasy," Michael Barkun, an expert on conspiracy theories at Syracuse University, told INSIDER.

    "It's always dangerous when false ideas are presented as fact," Barkun added. He said the biggest risk associated conspiracy theories is "people taking action on the basis of false and dangerous beliefs."

    Amazon Prime Video streams numerous other documentaries connecting Jewish history and the Rothschilds to world domination, including "One World Agenda: The Illuminati" and "Illuminati: The Grand Illusion."

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    ADL extremist expert Mark Pitcavage told INSIDER that while movies such as "A Conspiracy To Rule" may not be explicitly anti-Semitic, they still pose a danger.

    "Conspiracy theories lure in the credulous and can sometimes make them not merely believe but act on their beliefs," he said. "Over the years we have seen a number of violent incidents ... that were the result of people being motivated to take violent action as a result of conspiracy theories."

    Barkun also noted a more subtle risk of conspiracy theory media — disillusionment.

    "People may draw the conclusion that conventional politics is meaningless. If they genuinely believe that what happens in the world is a result of the hidden hand of some mysterious elite, then presumably ordinary political activity is meaningless as are the decisions of lawmakers and officeholders," he said. "This kind of material may alienate people from the political process and political participation."

    Amazon and Hulu stand apart as platforms that have continued to feature conspiracy theories

    Loose Change Amazon Prime Video

    Amazon and Hulu's hosting and recommendation of conspiracy theory media are becoming increasingly unique.

    In January, YouTube announced that it would work to prevent conspiracy theory videos or those containing misinformation from being included in its recommended videos, to avoid serving users conspiracy content users weren't seeking out. They continue to host plenty of conspiracy content, however. 

    The makers of "Loose Change" said in September that they had to remove the film from YouTube, but that it was still available on Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

    Amazon shows the potential echo chamber that recommendation algorithms can create.

    Alongside "Loose Change," a series of other 9/11 conspiracy films are promoted for streaming, including "Conspiracy of Lies: Flight 3370 to 911", and "9/11: Ten Years of Deception."

    Amazon recommendation conspiracy films

    Hulu similarly suggests its conspiracy offerings after you consume any film in the category. 

    In August 2018, numerous tech companies took a step toward clamping down on conspiracy content, effectively removing the accounts of InfoWars and Alex Jones, who was one of the most popular conspiracy theorists on the internet.

    Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Spotify, and others moved to remove Jones' accounts from their platforms in quick succession, with many saying his content violated their hate speech policies.

    Amazon, on the other hand, continues to host numerous videos from Jones that it classifies as documentaries, including "The Obama Deception," and "Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA."

    Conspiracy films could violate Amazon's hate speech policy

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    Out of the major streaming platforms, Amazon appears to recommend the most conspiracy material. A cursory search of "Illuminati," "New World Order," and "9/11" yielded over 35 results that suggested conspiracy, compared to 14 films in Hulu's conspiracy section, and 4 Netflix films that focus on aliens and the moon landing. Amazon's issue could be due in part to its Prime Video Direct service, which allows content creators to directly upload content.

    Amazon, like many platforms, has a loose set of guidelines dictating what users are allowed to upload to its platform. "Graphic sexually explicit or violent acts" and content featuring "gratuitous nudity and/or erotic themes" is not allowed.

    The company also has a hate speech policy that could potentially be applied to certain conspiracy films. "Content that promotes hate speech, incites racial or gender hatred, or promotes groups or organizations that support such beliefs," is not eligible according to Amazon.

    Hulu does not have a publicly accessible policy against hate speech.

    When Alex Jones and InfoWars were kicked off of numerous platforms, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube referenced similar hate speech policies as their basis for doing so.

    Read more: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

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    Amazon has faced scrutiny in the past for lax enforcement of rules on Prime Video and on its general site, and for allowing users to sell items like neo-Nazi children's books and swastika pendants on its marketplace before they were removed.

    "Unfortunately, platforms tend to be reluctant to remove such content or to accept that it is a breach of their hate speech policies," Oboler said. "The bottom line is that such content attracts eyeballs, which translates into revenue."

    Jennifer Grygiel, a communications professor at Syracuse University who specializes in emerging media and corporate social responsibility, told INSIDER the user-driven nature of Prime Video makes it dangerous, especially if users design content that is "at the edge" of the policy.

    "Some viewers might be viewing this through Prime not realizing that it's another user, and they might give it more weight as a documentary than if it were on YouTube. It could actually give the air of more legitimacy if they assume it's being produced by an actual studio," Grygiel said. "There's potential even for state actors to go in and create this stuff — this could become targeted."

    Grygiel said that without proper moderation, conspiracy theories and the latent hate within them could spread.

    "They're tapping into memetic frameworks. As they're shared, they get strengthened over time," said Grygiel. "Not engaging in moderation makes it worse. It will grow and spread and become problematic."

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    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE®
    terça e quarta, às 17h

    A TNT exibe com exclusividade e ao vivo mais duas partidas pelas oitavas de final da maior competição de clubes do mundo. Dentre as 32 equipes participantes, 16 se classificaram para as oitavas de final, que serão disputadas entre fevereiro e março. A Inglaterra é o país com mais times qualificados (Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United e Tottenham,) e na sequência Espanha (Atlético de Madrid, Barcelona e Real Madrid) e Alemanha (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern de Munique e Schalke 04).

    ESPECIAL RUMO AO OSCAR® 2019
    começa nesta sexta, 15, às 22h30

    No aquecimento para a grande noite do cinema mundial, a TNT exibe longas premiados pela Academia. Começando por "Homem-Aranha 2", com Tobey Maguire e Kirsten Dunst!

    SEGUNDA, 11 DE FEVEREIRO

    22h30: Piratas Do Caribe: Navegando Em Águas Misteriosas (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2011). Aventura/Fantasia, EUA, 12 Anos. Com: Geoffrey Rush - Penelope Cruz - Johnny Depp. Sinopse: Todos os piratas querem a mesma coisa. O capitão Jack Sparrow tenta desmascarar alguém que se passou por ele para contratar uma tripulação e ir buscar a Fonte da Juventude. Mas a impostora, Angélica, é uma mulher do passado de Jack, que o fará liderar a expedição. Eles terão de concorrer com corsários espanhóis e britânicos, além do terrível Barba Negra, dispostos a tudo para ficar com a fonte. Quarto episódio da saga Piratas do Caribe.

    TERÇA-FEIRA, 12 DE FEVEREIRO

    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – AO VIVO

    17h: Manchester United X Paris Saint Germain

    O PSG enfrenta o Manchester United, tricampeão da competição, em busca do seu primeiro título da Liga dos Campeões.

    TNT MEGAFILM

    23h10: Zootopia (Zootopia, 2016). Aventura, EUA, Livre. Com: Ginnifer Goodwin - Jason Bateman. Sinopse: Judy Hopps tem o sonho de ser a primeira oficial coelho no departamento de polícia da cidade de Zootopia. Depois de se formar em uma cerimônia supervisionada pelo prefeito Leãonardo, o Chefe Bogo duvida do seu potencial e resolve colocá-la como guarda de trânsito. Entediada, tudo muda quando ela se depara com Nick Wilde e Finnick, dois parceiros do crime que enganam muitos bichos para benefício próprio. Eles se tornam rivais antes de se tornarem parceiros, até que Judy decide encarar o sistema, após quase ter sido demitida por tentar prender um ladrão, e se voluntaria para desvendar o desaparecimento do marido da Sra. Lontroza. A coelha acaba partindo nesta missão ao lado da raposa vigarista: Nick Wilde. Judy e Nick passarão por grandes aventuras para solucionar o caso em 48 horas, para que assim ela não seja demitida e consiga se tornar a policial que sempre almejou. Reprise à 1h15 da madrugada.

    QUARTA-FEIRA, 13 DE FEVEREIRO

    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – AO VIVO

    17h: Tottenham x Borussia Dortmund

    O sorteio das Oitavas de Final da Champions League colocou dois times alemães como adversários. O duelo destes dois líderes invictos do campeonato alemão promete muitas emoções.

    20h45: Star Wars: Episódio III - A Vingança dos Sith (Star Wars: Episode Iii - Revenge of The Sith, 2005). Aventura, EUA, 10 Anos. Com: Ewan Mcgregor - Natalie Portman - Hayden Christensen - Ian Mcdiarmid. Sinopse: A história se completa. A guerra dos clones está chegando ao fim e os enfraquecidos Republicanos começam a se desintegrar. Enquanto Anakin se envolve com o lado negro da Força, os lordes Sith armam um plano de vingança que começa com o extermínio da ordem Jedi. O planeta vulcânico de Mustafar será testemunha de um duelo épico de sabre de luz, enquanto Anakin, agora um aprendiz Sith, dá vazão ao seu ódio e confronta seu ex-mestre Obi-Wan.

    QUINTA, 14 DE FEVEREIRO

    22h30: Fúria de Titãs (Clash of the Titans, 2012). Aventura/Ação, EUA, 12 anos. Com: Sam Worthington - Liam Neeson - Rosamound Pike - Ralph Fiennes. Sinopse: Os deuses estão enfraquecidos, já que os humanos não estão mais rezando para eles. Esta situação permite que Hades e Ares elaborem um plano para libertar Cronos, o pai de Hades, Zeus e Poseidon, que está aprisionado no tártaro. Para que o plano funcione Hades e Ares capturam Zeus, o que faz com que Perseus parta para salvá-lo.LI PETACULAR

    0h10: O Liga Espetacular reúne num só lugar todos os motivos que fazem da Liga dos Campeões o melhor torneio de clubes do mundo. Nas semanas de rodada, todos os melhores momentos, os golaços, os ângulos que ainda ninguém viu estão no cardápio do programa. Além disso, as equipes do Esporte Interativo, espalhadas pela Europa, trazem reportagens especiais, entrevistas exclusivas e todos os passos dos brasileiros que brilham no Velho Continente.

    SEXTA, 15 DE FEVEREIRO

    20h40: Fúria de Titãs (Wrath of the Titans, 2012). Aventura/Ação, EUA, 12 anos. Com: Sam Worthington - Liam Neeson - Rosamound Pike - Ralph Fiennes. Sinopse: Os deuses estão enfraquecidos, já que os humanos não estão mais rezando para eles. Esta situação permite que Hades e Ares elaborem um plano para libertar Cronos, o pai de Hades, Zeus e Poseidon, que está aprisionado no tártaro. Para que o plano funcione Hades e Ares capturam Zeus, o que faz com que Perseus parta para salvá-lo.

    RUMO AO OSCAR® 2019

    22h30: Homem Aranha 2 (Spider-Man 2, 2004). Aventura/Ação, EUA, Livre. Com: Tobey Maguire - Kirsten Dunst - James Franco - Alfred Molina. Sinopse: Dois anos depois, Peter Parker encara novos desafios enquanto tenta conciliar a dupla identidade. Sua atração por Mary Jane cresce ainda mais, tentando-o a revelar seu segredo à amada. A amizade com Harry se complica devido à amargura do jovem Osborn pela morte de seu pai e o crescente espírito de vingança contra o Homem-Aranha. Até mesmo Tia May que tem passado por momentos difíceis desde a morte do marido, começa a ter dúvidas em relação ao sobrinho. A vida de Peter está prestes a se tornar ainda mais complicada quando ele encontra um novo inimigo, o Dr. Octopus.

    SÁBADO, 16 DE FEVEREIRO

    DE OLHO NA LIGA

    10h: O De Olho na Liga é um resumo do que aconteceu de mais importante na semana na Liga dos Campeões da Europa. São 30 minutos de revista eletrônica semanal que leva até você os bastidores dos grandes jogos, os personagens mais marcantes das partidas, a festa das torcidas e as histórias por trás dos momentos inesquecíveis da competição de clubes mais importante do mundo.

    TNT FAMILY

    21h25: Viagem 2: A Ilha Misteriosa (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, 2012). Aventura/Ação, EUA, Livre. Com: Dwayne Johnson - Michael Caine. Sinopse: Sean Anderson descobre uma mensagem na rádio que ele acredita ser enviada por seu avó desaparecido há dois anos. Hank Parsons, seu padastro, ajuda-o a decifrá-la e juntos eles descobrem o paradeiro do avô, numa ilha misteriosa. Para chegar até lá, os dois contratam o piloto de hicóptero Gabato e sua filha Kailani, mas muitos perigos os aguardam.

    TNT ADVENTURE

    23h05: Se Beber, Não Case! (The Hangover, 2009). Comédia, Eua, 14 Anos. Com: Bradley Cooper - Zach Galifianakis - Justin Bartha - Ed Helms. Sinopse: Três amigos se reúnem em uma despedida de solteiro em Las Vegas e acham que se divertiram. Mas a verdade é que não conseguem se lembrar de muita coisa e estão sofrendo os efeitos colaterais provocados pelo álcool, pelas mulheres e pela farra. Ainda por cima, eles percebem que perderam o noivo! Agora, deverão tentar repassar todo o fim de semana para encontrar o amigo e levá-lo ao seu próprio casamento - mesmo com uma ressaca daquelas!

    TNT NITRO

    23h55: Ninja Assassino (Ninja Assassin, 2009). Policial/Ação, Eua, 18 Anos. Com: . Rain - Naomie Harris - Rick Yune - Joon Lee - Jonathan Chan-Pensley - Il-Young Kim. Sinopse: Treinado para ser um assassino por uma mítica sociedade secreta, Raizo virou as costas para os seus mestres e agora busca vingança pela morte do seu melhor amigo. Em Berlim, a agente da Europol Mika descobre uma trama que conecta assassinatos políticos a uma rede oriental misteriosa de matadores. Seus superiores a alertam de que esse é um território perigoso, mas Mika decide investigar mesmo assim e é levada a outro agente morto que também tentava descobrir algo. Quando ela é marcada para morrer, acaba sendo salva por Raizo, que segue firme em seu propósito de acabar com os inimigos enquanto se aproxima do esperado confronto com seu ex-mestre.

    DOMINGO, 17 DE FEVEREIRO

    TNT MEGAFILM

    22h: Star Wars: O Despertar da Força (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, 2015). Aventura/Ação, EUA, 12 Anos. Com: Carrie Fisher - Mark Hamill - Harrison Ford. Sinopse: A galáxia continua em guerra após trinta anos da vitória da Aliança Rebelde contra a Estrela da Morte. Com a ascensão da Nova República, a Primeira Ordem ressurge e dá início a novos conflitos. Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 e C-3PO permanecem ativos e dispostos a lutar novamente ao lado da Resistência. Agora, eles terão a ajuda de novos e corajosos heróis, incluindo Poe Dameron, um piloto de caças, Rey, uma catadora de lixo com um passado desconhecido, Finn, um antigo Stormtrooper da Primeira Ordem e BB-8, um novo droide que usará sua tecnologia para auxiliar o grupo. No entanto, novas e poderosas forças do mal estão dispostas a combater a Resistência, entre elas Kylo Ren, um perigoso adepto do lado sombrio que esconde mistérios, e Capitã Phasma, comandante da Primeira Ordem.

    *Horário de Brasília. Programação sujeita a alterações sem aviso prévio.

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              Champions League: Borussia Dortmund top scorer Marco Reus in race to be fit for Tottenham clash      Cache   Translate Page      
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    “The Taliban are the victors,” says retired US Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who saw 69 of his soldiers killed in Afghanistan. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”

    Absorbing the fact that the US has lost militarily in Afghanistan will be a "bitter pill" for the soldiers he fought with, Bolduc told Yahoo News Friday.

    "They did what they were asked, they did the right thing, and they watched their teammates get maimed, get killed, and because of the failure of our policymakers and our senior military leaders, they're going to have to swallow this pill," he said.

    The retired Special Forces officer says he has the dog tags of all 69 men who were lost during his five years in Afghanistan as a token to remind him of the "price for bad policy and strategy."

    Retired US Maj. Gen. Jeff Schloesser, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan from early 2008 through mid-2009, tells the outlet, "I lost 184 soldiers there."

    Yahoo noted that in the event the US had accepted a Taliban surrender at the end of 2001, "maybe it would have concluded on our terms then," says Bolduc. "Now it's concluding on the Taliban's terms."

    "The Afghan military can't win without our airpower right over their shoulder and our guys standing next to them pushing them into the fight. They get their asses handed to them every time they fight the Taliban," said Bolduc.

    Afghan Air Force airstrikes reportedly killed three Taliban militants on Friday, however, including the movement's intelligence chief Mullah Ahmad, Sputnik reported. Ahmad was reported to be responsible for planning attacks in Afghanistan's Helmand province, TOLOnews reported, citing Afghan army officials.

    This week, Taliban and Afghan officials held peace talks in Moscow organized by an Afghan diaspora group in Russian capital. At the intra-Afghan consultations, Abdul Salam Hanafi, deputy chief of the Taliban's lone political office in Doha, Qatar, told Sputnik News, "Yes, the Americans told us that half of their troops will be withdrawn starting in the beginning of February until the end of April."

    Hanafi also reiterated the Taliban's rallying call that foreign forces should not be present in Afghanistan.
    https://sputniknews.com/us/201902081072261873-we-have-lost-us-general-afghanistan/

    The original mission in Afghanistan was to kill or apprehend the alleged perpetrators of the 911 attacks. This original attack/mission could have been avoided since the Taliban were willing to hand over the Al Qaeda people if the FBI provided evidence linking them to the crime. Neither of these things ever happened.

    And if we consider the success of the original military mission, we can see that Al Qaeda was kicked out of Afghanistan by early 2002. The mission was over at that time. Furthermore, the alleged leader of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden, had died in December 2001, but this was covered up so the US had a terrorist threat they could use to excuse the attack on Iraq in 2003.

    The entire pursuit of Al Qaeda terrorists was largely misguided since the attacks of 911 were an inside job. The forsensic evidence from the World Trade Centre clearly shows inside involvement. The real threat to the US came from the inside:

    911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out


    And when it comes to identifying those that organised this false flag attack there is a lot of material revealing who were involved, who covered it up, and why:

    911 and War by Deception


    [Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2019.]
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    A web on misinformation being generated by the UK secret services. The fundamental problem with the case is that the nerve agent used should have been much more potent than what we saw in reality. Such a clumsy operation, right before the Russian elections, would never have been allowed, and it breaks with the agreements between countries on swapping spies. What happened make no sense unless this is a Western false flag attempt to smear Russia.   

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    В совместном докладе Российского совета по международным делам (РСМД) и Европейского сообщества лидеров за многостороннее ядерное разоружение и нераспространение (ELN) рассматриваются вопросы преодоления конфронтации Россия — НАТО и переводу ее в менее опасное русло. В докладе предлагаются конкретные, реалистичные и политически приемлемые меры, разработанные экспертами с обеих сторон. Из-за крайней ограниченности точек соприкосновения в существующих позициях сторон рекомендации носят весьма ограниченный характер. Однако это ничуть не умаляет их важности, поскольку спектр практически реализуемых шагов по снижению рисков конфронтации на данный момент остается очень узким.

     

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    Китай заинтересован в выкачивании мозгов со всего мира, имеет на это средства и готов создавать талантам привлекательные условия. Для тех же, кто такой ценности не представляет (пусть даже это граждане дружественных государств), никаких поблажек, жесткий миграционный фильтр и полный суверенитет в визовой политике со стороны Китая. Вплоть до приостановления выдачи виз в одностороннем порядке

    Китай в очередной раз стал главным источником въездного туризма в Россию (если не считать пересечения границы РФ гражданами Украины и Казахстана). Из-за непрозрачности этого сегмента наша страна зарабатывает на китайских туристах меньше, чем могла бы, но все равно китайский туризм становится новым источником дохода для российского бизнеса и государства.

    Мы уже писали о перспективах отмены краткосрочных виз между Россией и Китаем. Если вкратце: у этой меры есть противники и сторонники, но будущее зависит не от убедительности их доводов, а от политических соображений. Отмена даже краткосрочных виз с Китаем выглядит как яркий политический жест, и вопрос только в том, какая тенденция возобладает. Стремление еще раз доказать мировому сообществу, что между странами существуют «лучшие отношения за всю историю», или желание показать (прежде всего собственному населению), что Россия – самодостаточная суверенная страна, которая внимательнее анализирует риски, а не возможности.

    Важный момент – либерализация визового режима между Россией и Китаем, похоже, может быть только обоюдная. Между тем наш стратегический партнер сохраняет визовый режим с подавляющим большинством стран мира и по-прежнему активно использует визы как средство внешней и внутренней политики. С одной стороны, Пекин упрощает условия въезда и пребывания отдельных категорий иностранцев, чтобы повысить качество приезжающих в страну трудовых мигрантов. С другой стороны, использует визы как рычаг давления на своих партнеров.

    Тысяча талантов

    На фоне снижения темпов роста ВВП до уровня 1990 года 13-й пятилетний план КНР, принятый в марте 2016 года, делает ставку на инновации и переход к экономике услуг. Согласно отчету Всемирного банка, именно инновации и инвестиции в человеческий капитал помогут Китаю избежать ловушки среднего дохода – ситуации, когда страна застревает на среднем уровне доходов из-за того, что потеряла преимущество дешевой рабочей силы и не смогла заменить его на преимущества в технологиях. Для поддержания роста как раз и нужен переход от стандартного промышленного производства к производству товаров и услуг с высокой добавленной стоимостью.

    Задачу перехода к экономике нового типа Китай не может решить без привлечения высококвалифицированных иностранных кадров. В Китае это понимают с середины 1970-х годов, когда фактически и началась политика «открытости» (开放). Долгое время там были рады любым иностранцам, поскольку считалось, что они несут с собой деньги, технологии или, на крайний случай, опыт бытового и языкового взаимодействия. Но сейчас, после сорока лет «открытости», Китай стал гораздо более разборчив. 

    С 2017 года Китай последовательно упрощает получение рабочих виз для высококвалифицированных иностранцев и ужесточает требования для неквалифицированных. Была введена градация заявителей на три категории: А (85 баллов), В (60–85 баллов) и С (менее 60 баллов). Баллы начисляются за размер потенциальной зарплаты, наличие ученых степеней, опыта работы, владение китайским языком, возраст, желание переехать в малоразвитые провинции Китая на западе и северо-востоке страны, а также за патенты и работу в компаниях из списка Fortune 500. Обязательным условием является приглашение от китайской компании и минимальный опыт работы (два года) в соответствующей области.

    У талантов, попадающих в категорию А, не возникает проблем с переездом. Илону Маску, который строит в КНР первый автозавод со 100%-ным иностранным капиталом, достаточно было «признаться в любви к Китаю», чтобы претендовать на получение вида на жительство (永久居留身份证) – практически нереализуемой мечты многих экспатов в 2000-х. Только за два месяца 2018 года Китай выдал грин-карты 1880 иностранцам – это больше, чем за весь предыдущий год. Впрочем, не стоит обольщаться – в список нужных для страны людей по версии китайского правительства попали такие люди, как нобелевские лауреаты по химии Бернард Феринга и Курт Вютрих, или, например, баскетболист Стефан Марбери. 

    Большинство иностранцев критериям на уровень А не удовлетворяют. Примерно 60% экспатов попадают под уровень В, и это означает более долгую обработку документов и более короткую визу. Еще около 20% иностранцев относятся к уровню С, их работа в Китае будет краткосрочной, если вообще найдется – в зависимости от государственных квот и спроса на рынке труда. 

    Помимо визовой выбраковки, китайские власти используют специальные программы, чтобы стимулировать импорт мозгов. С 1994 года действовала программа «Сто талантов» (百人计划) для привлечения из-за рубежа ученых моложе 45 лет, которым предоставлялся грант по 2 млн юаней на человека. К 2013 году по этой программе в Китай приехало (или вернулось) около 1900 исследователей, в основном китайского происхождения.

    Помимо различных региональных стипендий, после кризиса 2008 года Госсовет КНР запустил программу «Тысяча талантов» (千人计划). На этот раз стипендиаты были поделены на несколько категорий. «Инноваторам» моложе 55 лет из числа профессоров вузов, сотрудникам известных мировых компаний, стартаперам, изобретателям, чьи технологии или патенты имеют международное признание, выдается грант на 1 млн юаней. «Молодые профессионалы» (моложе 40 лет) и «международные эксперты» (до 65 лет) могут претендовать на грант от 500 тысяч до 1 млн юаней плюс зарплата и фонд на проведение исследований.

    По этой программе Китаю уже удалось привлечь более семи тысяччеловек, большинство которых составляют «китайцы, вернувшиеся из-за рубежа» (хайгуй; 海归). На сленге их называют «морскими черепашками» (海龟) из-за омонимичности двух слов в китайском языке. 

    Усилия Китая по выкачиванию мозгов не остались незамеченными другими странами. На постсоветском пространстве никто не хочет портить с Китаем отношения (или хотя бы предложить своим талантам более привлекательные условия), а вот на Западе ситуация иная. В 2018 году в отчете Белого дома об экономической агрессии Китая программа «Тысяча талантов» была прямым текстом названа «методом получения американских технологий и интеллектуальной собственности». Более того, авторы доклада утверждают, что впечатляющий экономический рост Китая «был достигнут в значительной степени благодаря агрессивным действиям, политике и практике, которые выходят за рамки глобальных норм и правил».

    В ответ китайская программа ушла в подполье. Списки ученых, входящих в «Тысячу талантов», удалили с правительственных и университетских сайтов, а в социальных сетях распространили  сообщения, что отделы кадров должны защищать безопасность зарубежных соискателей. Теперь при уведомлении кандидатов о предстоящих собеседованиях следует избегать переписки по электронной почте, а программу «Тысяча талантов» вообще не рекомендуется упоминать при оформлении официальных документов.

    Великая визовая стена

    Впрочем, в арсенале Китая есть не только средства маскировки, но и наступательные средства – тот самый визовый рычаг.

    Сейчас в КНР постоянно проживает около 90–110 тысяч американцев – это 12–15% всех иностранцев в Китае (для сравнения: выходцев со всего постсоветского пространства не более 40 тысяч человек). Абсолютно достоверных данных по экспатам в Китае не существует, но, по имеющимся субъективным оценкам, около 75% из них – это мужчины, около 75% не говорят по-китайски. При этом они относятся к наиболее высокооплачиваемым слоям населения: зарплата американцев в среднем составляет от 10 до 25 тысяч юаней ($1,5–4000), что много даже для Шанхая, где расположена самая большая в Китае колония лаоваев (老外; иностранцев) – порядка двухсот тысяч человек. Что же они там делают, не зная китайского языка и зарабатывая такие деньги?

    Значительное число таких американцев – тичеры. Так постсоветские экспаты называют многочисленную и разношерстную братию преподавателей английского языка. Как писал Эван Ознос, «из всех путей саморазвития ничто в Китае не вызывает такого ажиотажа, как изучение английского». В большом и богатом Китае работа найдется любому, кто знает английский, но теплое место под солнцем обеспечено лишь его носителям.

    С недавних пор только граждане стран, в которых английский язык является государственным, могут легально работать в Китае преподавателями. Но даже они не всегда подходят всем требованиям, которые предъявляет работодатель – обязательное наличие высшего образования и не менее двух лет работы по специальности. В результате тичеры довольно часто работают незаконно. Так что при обострении отношений США и КНР под ударом окажутся несколько десятков тысяч хорошо зарабатывающих американцев, которым Пекин с помощью пары административных решений легко может указать на дверь (к тому же, судя по росту ксенофобских настроений в Китае, такая мера будет весьма популярна среди китайских обывателей).

    Китай уже демонстрировал виртуозное владение визовым рычагом. Начиная с 2016–2017 годов заметно сложнее стали выдаваться визы выходцам с постсоветского пространства, которые в своем большинстве в глазах китайцев относятся к малоквалифицированной и не сильно привлекательной для экономики рабочей силе. Это касается, например, украинцев, чьи проблемы обычно связаны с несоблюдением типа визы и реальной цели поездки (с 2017 года китайские власти начали настоящий крестовый поход против этого нарушения, на которое раньше десятилетиями закрывали глаза). Но ярче всего новая политика КНР проявилась в отношении стран Центральной Азии. 

    С 2016 года Китай и Казахстан ведут своеобразную визовую войну. От нее страдает та самая «народная дипломатия» (контакты учащихся, бизнесменов, туристов), о которой любят говорить политики.

    В начале года Китай в одностороннем порядке ужесточил требования к оформлению туристических и деловых виз для граждан Казахстана, при этом родственникам аккредитованных в Китае дипломатов продолжали выдавать краткосрочные визы типа S2 с коридором пребывания всего 30 дней. Казахстан принял ответную меру – ограничилтремя месяцами срок действия виз для родственников теперь уже китайских дипломатов. Это вызвало возмущение у посла КНР в Казахстане Чжан Ханьхуя (张汉晖), который высказался в нехарактерной для дипломатов манере: «Это очень грубо, это унижение! Они вообще понимают, с кем имеют дело? Китай – это сосед, который никогда не ущемлял интересы Казахстана».  

    После этого с визами для казахстанцев все стало совсем плохо. В 2017 году было множество сообщений, что проблемы с получением виз возникали даже у тех граждан, кто подходит под описанные программы привлечения талантов. Для получения даже однократной деловой визы необходимо предоставить различные документы, подтверждающие доход и наличие сбережений, отсутствие судимости. (К слову, для граждан России при получении визы такой же категории этих требований пока нет.) Пока ситуация, несмотря на смену посла, не улучшилась.

    Для Киргизии визовые трудности начались после теракта на территории китайского посольства в Бишкеке 30 августа 2016 года. Сразу после инцидента китайские дипломаты полностью прекратили выдачу индивидуальных виз для граждан Киргизии, в том числе водителей грузовиков, двигающихся по маршрутам из Центральной Азии в Синьцзян, воспетым еще Чингизом Айтматовым. Исключение делали только для туристов, но на ужесточенных правилах – не менее пяти человек в группе и только при наличии заверенного госорганом приглашения от китайской турфирмы.

    Дошло до того, что китайскую визу не смогла получить Мисс Киргизия – 2017 Бегимай Карыбекова. В результате она не попала на конкурс красоты, проходящий на курорте Санья (三亚). Но важнее оказались экономические последствия: многие бизнесмены терпели убытки, транзитные перевозки захватили китайские водители. Выдача индивидуальных виз возобновилась только в декабре 2018 года.

    И все это несмотря на то, что и Казахстан, и Киргизия – партнеры КНР по инициативе «Пояса и Пути» (一带一路). Совместно с Китаем они участвуют в ШОС, сопрягают ЕАЭС и Экономический пояс Шелкового пути. Однако великая визовая стена от этого ниже не становится. Политика КНР в визовых и миграционных вопросах, умело сочетающая кнут и пряник, выглядит логично и последовательно – с точки зрения понимаемых слишком буквально национальных интересов Китая. При этом она никак не учитывает и даже противоречит интеграционным инициативам Пекина. 

    Китай заинтересован в выкачивании мозгов со всего мира, имеет на это средства и готов создавать талантам привлекательные условия – во всяком случае, пока они полезны трансформирующейся китайской экономике. Для тех же, кто такой ценности не представляет (пусть даже это граждане дружественных государств – например, Пакистана), никаких поблажек, жесткий миграционный фильтр, низшая категория годности и полный суверенитет в визовой политике со стороны Китая. Вплоть до приостановления выдачи виз в одностороннем порядке. И никаких иллюзий на этот счет у нас быть не должно.


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    In 2018 it was revealed that illegal online casinos are sponsoring huge numbers of pirate videos in Russia. One of the major players, Azino777, was accused of financing camcorder piracy and embedding its logos and watermarks into thousands of videos. Now, however, a blunder by a court in Ukraine has accidentally unmasked a major suspect in a criminal investigation into Azino777.

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              Lewandowski s'occupe du cas Schalke      Cache   Translate Page      
    Le Bayern a été prendre les trois points, indispensables après le nul du Borussia plus tôt dans la journée, dans son Allianz Arena. Schalke n'avait pas les abdos pour résister aux muscles du chasseur, les coups portés par Robert Lewandowski ont été fatals.


              Cup matches took their toll on title challengers – Kovac      Cache   Translate Page      
    Bayern Munich narrowed the gap on Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to five points with a win over Schalke that left Niko Kovac pleased.
              Dortmund geeft 3-0-voorsprong in slotkwartier uit handen, ex-Standard-spits speelt hoofdrol      Cache   Translate Page      

    In de Duitse Bundesliga heeft leider Borussia Dortmund twee kostbare punten te grabbel gegooid. Een kwartier voor het einde leidde Dortmund in eigen huis nog met 3-0 tegen Hoffenheim, maar gaf die voorsprong toch nog uit handen. De match eindigde op 3-3. Bij de bezoekers scoorde Ishak Belfodil (ex-Standard) tweemaal. Ook achtervolger Mönchengladbach, dat een zware 0-3-nederlaag leed tegen Hertha Berlijn, liep averij op. Bayern München werd zo de grote winnaar van het weekend.


              2/9/2019: WORLD: Acting AG denies interfering with probe      Cache   Translate Page      
    • Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing...
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    Bayern bounced back from their defeat to Bayer Leverkusen to turn up the heat on Borussia Dortmund.
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    Bulgarian officials say they will investigate reports that a third suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain may have also been involved in a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria.
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    With the thermometer marking -12 degrees and under a clear sky in the Italian Altipiano of Asiago, Russia has shown once more to the world that they are the country to beat when it comes to winter triathlon.  Pavel Andreev (RUS) claimed in Asiago his seventh world title in a dominant race, while his compatriot Daria Rogozina, still an U23 athlete, was the surprise of the day claiming not only the world crown in this category, but also of the Elite field. Women’s Review The Elite and U23 women were the first ones to taste the hard and technical course of Asiago, with a start planned at 9am and the temperatures way below zero, a temperature that kept the bike course in perfect conditions for them. And from the first kilometers of the run leg, the young Russian Rogozina proved that she was going to be a tough one to beat for the “winter triathlon queen”, Yulia Surikova (RUS). Half way through the 8km run, Rogozina, Kristina Lapinova (SVK) and Nadezhda Belkina (RUS) had already more than 20 seconds over the reigning double world champion, Surikova, and the distance kept increasing lap after lap, so that when the athletes finished the run to get into the bikes, Surikova was almost 90 seconds behind the three leaders. Behind her, and supported by the local crowds, Italian Sandra Mairhofer seemed also to be flying in the snow. But the tough and very technical course ended up being an advantage for the likes of Surikova, used to race in cross triathlon events, and who showed her strength to mark the best split of the day in the bike, completing the 14km in a bit over 34 minutes. It was not enough to catch up with Rogozina, though, who rode by herself all the MTB course to get into the second transitions alone, with almost a minute over the chasers. Behind her, Surikova and Lapinova teamed up in a joint effort to catch up with the young Russian, but as soon as they were in the cross-country ski section, Rogozina proved that she is a fantastic skier, setting up a pace that was just impossible to follow, and increasing the difference with Surikova lap by lap. After the 12km on her skis, and wearing a huge smile, Rogozina crossed the finish line in a dominant way, to claim both the Elite World Champion title and the U23 crown, proving that she has a great future ahead, not only in Winter triathlon -she was silver in the U23 Worlds last year and winner of the last Russian championship- but also in Cross Triathlon, where she finished in second place in...
              The Pecker solution. Plus debt, growth, and the top excuse offered by Wall Street parasites.      Cache   Translate Page      
    Lots of brief topics on debt and society and politics, this time, and if you make it to the end I promise something deeply thought-provoking for you economics wonks...but first a comment on the Bezos-Pecker ibroglio.

    Jeff Bezos brought to life my decadal proposal that someone torch the foundation of all mafia empires - blackmail. I've long held that today's world is only explicable if hundreds, maybe thousands of powerful people are being blackmailed, each thinking he or she is all alone. (It's a top Kremlin tactic, going back to the czars.) I portrayed a gutsy politician shattering the dam (in a started novel) unleashing a flood of confession-revelations that save civilization. But sure, a rocket-building, SF-loving, unafraid zillionaire makes sense.
    (The classic line: "You say you have negatives? Great! Print me some glossies please?)

    Jeff should follow this fantastic essay with another, urging more of the blackmailed to come forth. As I describe here.

    In fact, my old idea of a "Henchman's Prize" might lure out even more. Notice how this path doesn't just mean escape from the blackmailer's clutches. In Jeff's case, it leads to a kind of elevation and redemption. As I point out in an open letter to every new Latin American president who claims to want to end the cycles of graft, one speech - one declaration - could lift the monstrous cloud. Indeed, just a few weeks after I published my appeal to the new president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hinted at something similar, without providing (alas) details.

    Ah well, if no one will listen to me, well then perhaps the world will listen to the richest man in the planet. And yes, we do have (and desperately need) friends in Cloud City.

    == Saving civilization from high debt and slow growth? ==

    I confess an ulterior motive for praising this cogent article by Tim Morgan. It begins with daunting news -- it's not only in the developed world that prosperity growth has stalled. The fast-rising upper half of the developing world has been the engine of the world economy for 20+ years, but that boiler is apparently cooling. And when you lack growth, then the fast-rising rate of debt - fueling rentier asset bubbles and braking money velocity - becomes more than just a problem. It becomes a poison.
      
    (To be clear, the Republican Party raved that Supply Side ("voodoo") tax gifts to the rich would both stimulate growth and reduce public debt. How many times must you prove 100% diametrically wrong before you lose credibility?)

    Morgan is not without hope. There are ways to fix this, and they are rooted in what's worked ever-better for 200 years... entrepreneurial enterprise that is kept truly competitive by thoughtful-adaptive regulation that limits inevitable oligarchic cheating, of the sort that Adam Smith denounced and that our parents in the Greatest Generation wisely outlawed. And so we get to my favorite paragraph:

    "The good news is that we’re not going into this new era wholly lacking in knowledge. The trick is to understand what that knowledge really is. Keynes teaches us how to manage demand – or can teach us this, so long as we don’t turn him into a cheerleader for ever bigger public spending. Likewise – if we can refrain from caricaturing him as a rabid advocate of unregulated and unscrupulous greed – Adam Smith tells us that competition, freely, fairly and transparently conducted, is the great engine of innovation. More humbly, or perhaps less theoretically, but surely more pertinently, experience tells us that the “mixed economy” of optimised private and public provision works far better than any extreme."

    Several members of my blog community have linked to this, asking if I wrote it originally, so consistent is it with my own drums -- the study of Adam Smith and fiscally responsible Keynsianism, along with the spectacular success story of public investment in research, education, health and infrastructure, which can only be denied by the hysterically delusional.

    No I didn't ghost write that -- (I lived in Britain for a couple of years, but would never spell "optimised" that way; shudder.) But I do recommend having a look. Tim Morgan continues:

    "Going forward, we should anticipate the collapse of the “everything bubble” in asset prices, and should hope that we don’t, this time, go so far into economic denial as to think we can cure this with a purely financial “fix”. I’m fond of saying that “trying to fix an energy-based economy with financial fixes is like trying to cure an ailing pot-plant with a spanner”. We should understand popular concerns, which seem to point unequivocally towards a mixed economy, extensive redistribution and an economic nationalism that needs to be channelled, not simply vilified."
    None of this will happen unless the last remaining Knowledge Castes who cling to the mad right finally acknowledge what the scientists, teachers, journalists, civil servants, skilled workers, and almost every fact-using profession - including the maligned "deep state" protectors - all know. That the worldwide mafia-commie-oligarchy axis is no friend of anything we value. They are the Olde Feudal Enemy of every type of freedom and progress. And it will take all of us to achieve what the Greatest Generation did, a whole human lifetime ago.

     Save civilization.

    == Again, the greatest judo move Pelosi could pull... ==

    While the reform package that will be passed by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives consists of all good things that will help improve ethics, efficiency and fairness, it's still fairly minor stuff. Democrats should pass rules that really change the dynamic, like permanently giving some power to the minority! 

    Why do this, when that minority party is Republican? Because Democrats will be out again, sooner or later, silenced and impotent... unless they set precedents now!

     My top proposal? Give every member of the House one subpoena per term, that can compel anyone to testify for 2 hours before a committee.

    Sure, some GOPpers will use such a power to irritate and pursue grudges (virtually the only use to which they put subpoenas and hearings, when they were majority!) So? That means they'll be approving this minority right, institutionalizing it. (Maybe make that vow a necessary part of using their subpoenas.) But other Republican legislators will wait, hoping to use their one subpoena to benefit the home district. And why not? Pulling them away from their caucus is bad?

    We've seen how the lack of such a minority power kept Congress from meaningfully exercising any meaningful oversight, when the only grownups (Democrats) had zero power to investigate anything at all. Envision how just 200 hours of such testimony, this last term, would have empowered Dems to apply accountability, even from a minority.

    The crux: letting goppers vent blowhard-steam when they are in minority is a small price for letting demmies apply real accountability, when they have their minority turn.

    It would also vest individual members with a measure of autonomy that might possibly lift their gaze from pure partisanship. 

    It's one of several proposals in my FACT Act.


    == The most fundamental lie of Wall Street Parasitism ==

    Among the dumbest but most effective religious dogmas is the rationalization that Wall Street parasites provide a ‘valuable service’ in the “creation of liquidity, raising capital for growing businesses and determining proper price levels.” 

    These are utter and diametrically-opposite-to-true lies, as shown in this article on the Evonomics site (where Adam Smith would be publishing, today.) But the essay doesn’t go far enough. The whole justification for Wall Street's “proper price arbitrage” excuse is actually insane on a basis of physics and biology… thermodynamics, in particular.

    Dig it. All living things exist by creating pools of reduced entropy (their living bodies) by tapping a high quality energy flow to create order inside the body and export more entropy into the environment. Eventually that entropy departs as infrared that flows into space. (Idiotically blocking that outward drainage with greenhouse gas is a related-but-separate topic.) 

    Now focus: it is energy GRADIENTS or downhill FLOWS of energy — the steeper the better — that living creatures use, the way differences in height power a water mill, or differences in heat propel a steam engine.

    Plants turn the steep gradient of high quality sunlight into carbohydrates. Herbivores take the high concentrations in plant carbs and turn them into more herbivores. That packs-in concentrations carnivores can then access. Health comes when there are only a few such gradients, letting each one be steep enough for the plants-herbivores-carnivores to each thrive.

    Oh, but sometimes parasites wedge in and tap these gradients, by sucking sap or blood, in effect making the flow more shallow. Look at a plant or animal afflicted by parasites and tell me it is healthy!  And yes, you are having the "aha!" moment right now. Because that's exactly what “proper-price-seeking” arbitrage or micro-trading of equities does to the “value” of a stock or commodity, making a million nibbles or cuts in order to flatten the slopes! While the parasite (trader/broker/HFT-program) sucks a little value each trade, the company or pension fund loses the gradient or value difference that its life depends upon.

    Oh, but the parasites croon “see how the price differences (energy gradients) are flattening? It’s a gooood thing! A goood thing!” 


    Surely you've seen how some wasps implant parasite eggs that make the cricket ignore its victimization? These are parasitic wasps. You are the cricket.

    Maybe some of you have heard or seen this argument elsewhere… I never have, even though it utterly disproves the “proper price discovery” rationalization of Wall Street parasites. What I’ve described is a “contradiction of capitalism” far more deadly than any described by Marx. It’s why - in the words of Douglas Adams - these guys will be “first against the wall” when the revolution comes.

    Oh, do you want to prevent a violent, French-Russian style Revolution? Want an American style generational reform instead? One that re-invigorates a flat-fair-competitive market economy? 

    Well then these guys should be First Against The Wall.

    == Finally... the China Dilemma ==

    This is BY FAR the most important article you can read about China's leadership caste, by an Australian diplomat/journalist of immense insight. Join the site (free) in order to read it.

    Follow this with my own insights, which dovetail with Garnaut's, but bring in Chinese PRC mythologies about central planning and AI.

    What's missing from both analyses is the context of Xi's uneasy alliance with the other major, anti-western player... the Putinist-Mafia front, the arc that Vladimir Putin has built for a new Warsaw Pact, stretching from Moscow to Crimea, Ankara, Lataika, Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad to Tehran. It is a despotic swathe whose connecting tissue is not ideology -- the Russians are embryonic-czarist, Erdogan is Sunni, Assad is Alawite, and the Muktadists+Ayatollahs are Shiite. What's the connective tissue then?

    The Saudis -- did you see Putin's gleeful high-five with Mohammed bin Salman, a few months ago? -- may be genuinely terrified of Iran... though I am starting to doubt it. They have every reason to join Putin. Why?

    Because the common thread is an affiliation of mafia clans with wholly-owned national sovereignties. Ideology is not as important as snuffing out the rule of law. And especially a unified-shared loathing of one particular western innovation -- the non-governmental NGO.

    In this context, the position of the Chinese clarifies. They share an allied goal of demolishing constitutionalism and rule of law and western confident individualism. 

    At the same time, the Chinese do have an ideology and a Confucian sense of order. Moreover, they know that eventually they will have to confront these mafias. Moreover, the West is the source of all good things. It must be bled at a careful rate that keeps us too weak to interfere, but still laying golden eggs.

    The Chinese also feel time is on their side. It is not on the side of the Mafias, who know they have this one decade to wreck us, or else all (for them) will be lost.


              Borussia Dortmund şampiyonluk yarışında yara aldı       Cache   Translate Page      
    Bundesliga'nın 21. haftasında Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim'a karşı 3-0 öne geçtiği maçta berabere kaldı.
              Pressestimmen zum Titelrennen: "Bayern fliegt, BVB begeht Harakiri"      Cache   Translate Page      

    Fünf statt zehn Punkte Vorsprung: Während Borussia Dortmund ein 3:0 noch herschenkte, gewann der FC Bayern souverän mit 3:1 gegen Schalke. Das Titelrennen in der Bundesliga bleibt also spannend. Die internationale Presse sieht das genauso. Die Pressestimmen im Überblick.


              BVB-Fans sticheln gegen Hopp - Wieder Plakate bei Hoffenheim-Spiel      Cache   Translate Page      

    Die Fans von Borussia Dortmund waren vor dem Spiel der TSG 1899 Hoffenheim gewarnt: Für Schmähgesange gegen Dietmar Hopp standen empfindliche Strafen im Raum. Trotzdem stichelten die BVB-Fans im Block wieder mit Plakaten indirekt gegen den Hoffenheim-Mäzen.


              FC Bayern in der Einzelkritik - Die Noten zum Sieg gegen Schalke      Cache   Translate Page      

    Der FC Bayern ist zurück auf Platz zwei der Bundesliga. Das Team von Trainer Niko Kovac siegte mit 3:1 (2:1) gegen den Schalke 04 und hat den Vorsprung auf Tabellenführer Borussia Dortmund auf fünf Punkte reduziert.


              Hallo, BVB! Bayern-Stars Lewandowski und Gnabry schießen Schalke ab      Cache   Translate Page      

    Jetzt sind es nur noch fünf Punkte: Der FC Bayern München hat durch einen 3:1-Sieg über den FC Schalke 04 den Punkte-Abstand auf Tabellenführer Borussia Dortmund verringert. Gegen Schalke zeigte vor allem Stürmer Robert Lewandowski eine gute Leistung.


              BVB-Fans wütend: Netzreaktionen zum Punktverlust gegen Hoffenheim      Cache   Translate Page      

    Was für ein Spektakel: Borussia Dortmund führt bis kurz 75. Minute im Spiel gegen die TSG 1899 Hoffenheim mit 3:0 - dann beginnt die Aufholjagd und der BVB gibt den sicher geglaubten Sieg aus der Hand. Der Großteil der BVB-Fans ist wütend auf die Nachlässigkeit der eigenen Mannschaft.


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              FC Bayern nutzt mit Sieg gegen Schalke die Gunst der Stunde       Cache   Translate Page      
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              Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 3 to 9 February 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
    I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

    As of 9 February 2019, there were 2,448 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 9 from last week):

    The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

    --- Collections Added   ---

    *  England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 2,900 indexed records with 2,900 record images, ADDED 2 Feb 2019

    *  Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821282); 105,124 indexed records with 105,124 record images, ADDED 4 Feb 2019

    *  England, Shropshire Parish Registers, 1538-1918 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155854); 4,849 indexed records with 4,849 record images, ADDED 5 Feb 2019

    *  New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Obituaries, 1800-2007   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3047899); 30,249 indexed records with 30,249 record images, ADDED 7 Feb 2019

    *  Hawaii, Harbin File - Russian Immigrant Laborers Index A-Z, 1909-1910   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3019097); 2,314 indexed records with 2,314 record images, ADDED 6 Feb 2019

    *  Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843390); 34,995 indexed records with 34,995 record images, ADDED 1 Jan 1970

    *  North Dakota, Cemetery Records, 1877-1999       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1451475); 426 indexed records with 426 record images, ADDED 1 Jan 1970

    *  Minnesota, Wright County, City of St. Michael and Frankfort Township, Birth and Death Records, 1900-1953        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849252); 3,349 indexed records with 3,349 record images, ADDED 5 Feb 2019

    *  Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3010088); 15,195 indexed records with 15,195 record images, ADDED 7 Feb 2019

    --- Collections Updated ---

    *  Hungary Civil Registration, 1895-1980   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460); 920,375 indexed records with 5,864,285 record images (was 920,375 records with 5,864,285 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2998108); 134,526 indexed records with 134,265 record images (was 134,526 records with 134,265 images), Updated 4 Feb 2019

    *  France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1836    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2721038); Index only (545,714 records), no images (was 545,714 records with 0 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  Illinois Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2043817); 9,028 indexed records with 5,040 record images (was 0 records with 5,040 images), Updated 4 Feb 2019

    *  France, Vienne, Census, 1896    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2858067); Index only (4,740 records), no images (was 4,740 records with 0 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1978341); 756,873 indexed records with 352,747 record images (was 756,873 records with 352,747 images), Updated 6 Feb 2019

    *  Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761118); 36,321 indexed records with 5,241 record images (was 15,063 records with 5,241 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 8 Feb 2019

    *  Utah, Uintah County, Ute Native American Census, 1910   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573753); 1,036 indexed records with 42 record images (was 1,036 records with 42 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2546162); 1,007,005 indexed records with 48,993 record images (was 633,566 records with 48,993 images), Updated 8 Feb 2019

    *  South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2573604); 438,418 indexed records with 316,164 record images (was 438,418 records with 316,164 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078555); 18,657,995 indexed records with 2,399,826 record images (was 18,657,995 records with 2,399,826 images), Updated 8 Feb 2019

    *  Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2177296); 447,832 indexed records with 166,596 record images (was 447,832 records with 166,596 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  Oregon, Yamhill County Records, 1857-1963       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930095); 7,175 indexed records with 96,736 record images (was 0 records with 96,736 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  Spain, Diocese of Cartagena, Catholic Church Records, 1503-1969 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2345225); 401,749 indexed records with 22,034 record images (was 233,303 records with 22,034 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  Mexico, Sinaloa, Civil Registration, 1861-1929  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2290241); 274,301 indexed records with 1,403,105 record images (was 170,443 records with 1,403,105 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848682); 1,657,705 indexed records with 1,704,431 record images (was 1,163,368 records with 1,201,219 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1974196); 1,016,406 indexed records with 424,329 record images (was 1,015,996 records with 424,329 images), Updated 9 Feb 2019

    *  United States, War Relocation Authority centers, final accountability rosters, 1942-1946        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2729264); 96,910 indexed records with 2,106 record images (was 96,910 records with 2,106 images), Updated 8 Feb 2019

    *  New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1865481); 384,627 indexed records with 5,946,421 record images (was 384,627 records with 5,946,421 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2078505); 96,308 indexed records with 1,091,919 record images (was 60,866 records with 1,091,919 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    *  Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015626); 3,503,524 indexed records with 13,803,959 record images (was 3,503,524 records with 13,803,126 images), Updated 7 Feb 2019

    *  British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2562514); 5,899,982 indexed records with 271,979 record images (was 5,899,982 records with 271,979 images), Updated 6 Feb 2019

    *  Washington, Native American, Census Records, 1880-1952  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790178); 134,859 indexed records with 7,965 record images (was 134,859 records with 7,965 images), Updated 5 Feb 2019

    --- Collections with new images ---

    *  Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307888); 1,856,023 indexed records with 1,856,178 record images (was 1,856,023 records with 1,856,023 images),  21 Nov 2018

    *  Texas, Gonzales County, Birth Records, 1878-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3023822); 1,225 indexed records with 1,240 record images (was 680 records with 776 images),  28 Dec 2018

    *  Louisiana, Ascension Parish, Index of Marriages, 1773-1963      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021712); 4,795 indexed records with 4,955 record images (was 4,511 records with 4,511 images),  28 Dec 2018

    *  Louisiana, Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3041284); 76,308 indexed records with 76,308 record images (was 75,549 records with 75,589 images),  19 Jan 2019

    *  United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1894-1954 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185932); 194,525 indexed records with 149,064 record images (was 194,525 records with 149,048 images),  12 Sep 2018

    *  Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2632078); 39,479 indexed records with 2,530 record images (was 39,479 records with 3 images),  17 Nov 2018

    *  Argentina, Entre Ríos, Civil Registration, 1860-1965    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3006904); 3,299 indexed records with 3,491 record images (was 2,147 records with 2,438 images),  10 Jan 2019

    --- Collections with images removed ---

    *  England, Hampshire Parish Registers, 1538-1980  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2556014); 2,071,150 indexed records with 154,331 record images (was 2,071,150 records with 155,962 images),  31 Jan 2019

    --- Collections with new records ---

    *  North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3015313); 178,423 indexed records with 177,638 record images (was 178,288 records with 177,638 images),  12 Dec 2018

    *  Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417505); 1,851,299 indexed records with 2,017,500 record images (was 1,845,202 records with 2,017,500 images),  15 Oct 2018

    *  Illinois, Stephenson County, Lena Park Cemetery Transcriptions, 1854-1983       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430683); 4,815 indexed records with 397 record images (was 4,342 records with 397 images),  4 Jan 2019

    *  Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956); 2,280,173 indexed records with 2,209,283 record images (was 2,280,161 records with 2,209,283 images),  7 Sep 2018

    *  Texas, Bexar County, San Antonio Cemetery Records, 1893-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1828544); 54,444 indexed records with 38,892 record images (was 53,955 records with 38,892 images),  30 Aug 2018

    *  Idaho, Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, Rose Hill Cemetery Records, 1800-2007    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1447470); 24,455 indexed records with 23,856 record images (was 24,174 records with 23,856 images),  3 Jan 2019

    *  New Jersey, Bride Index, 1930-1938      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2842740); 241,135 indexed records with 3,168 record images (was 238,623 records with 3,168 images),  7 Sep 2018

    *  Ohio, Marietta Cemetery Records, 1788-2013      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2492733); 20,357 indexed records with 574 record images (was 20,046 records with 574 images),  3 Jan 2019

    *  Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1949 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1985540); 112 indexed records with 12,047 record images (was 0 records with 12,047 images),  18 Jun 2014

    *  Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927-1994       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2816842); 4,511 indexed records with 657 record images (was 3,498 records with 657 images),  30 Nov 2018

    *  Montana, Cascade County Records, 1880-2009      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1926700); 587,336 indexed records with 614,573 record images (was 586,704 records with 614,573 images),  17 Jan 2019

    *  New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2843408); Index only (120,948 records), no images (was 111,049 records with 0 images),  3 Jul 2018

    *  New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, Manchester, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930346); 44,809 indexed records with 50,399 record images (was 38,819 records with 50,399 images),  19 Sep 2018

    *  Maryland, Baltimore, Loudon Park Cemetery, Cemetery Records, 1853-1986  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3021633); Index only (356,159 records), no images (was 356,122 records with 0 images),  17 Jan 2019

    *  Maine, Tombstone Inscriptions, Surname Index, 1620-2014 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2523434); 132,966 indexed records with 123,535 record images (was 129,668 records with 123,535 images),  23 Jan 2019

    *  Arkansas, Sevier County, Death Records, 1914-1923       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2630407); 597 indexed records with 584 record images (was 584 records with 584 images),  31 May 2018

    *  Kentucky, Louisville, Cemetery Index Cards, 1840-1988   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3019662); 38,119 indexed records with 37,703 record images (was 37,999 records with 37,703 images),  3 Jan 2019

    *  North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2848500); 19,831 indexed records with 2,687 record images (was 19,017 records with 2,687 images),  28 Jun 2018

    *  Virginia, Danville City Cemetery Records, 1833-2006     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1386587); 4 indexed records with 4,093 record images (was 0 records with 4,093 images),  16 May 2011
    Wales, Marriage Bonds, 1650-1900        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761121); Index only (140,757 records), no images (was 140,749 records with 0 images),  31 Jan 2019

    *  Illinois, Stephenson County, Cedarville Cemetery Record, 1850-2007      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430678); 8,511 indexed records with 2,263 record images (was 8,428 records with 2,263 images),  4 Jan 2019

    *  Louisiana, Orleans Parish Vital Records, 1900-1964      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1929995); 148,523 indexed records with 54,869 record images (was 148,503 records with 54,869 images),  19 Oct 2018

    *  Virginia, Lynchburg, Diuguid Funeral Home records, 1820-1971    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1419237); 15,420 indexed records with 5,954 record images (was 14,750 records with 5,954 images),  16 Jan 2019

    *  Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849548); 454,233 indexed records with 440,493 record images (was 454,214 records with 440,493 images),  27 Sep 2018

    *  Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2185953); 1,178,704 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 1,178,534 records with 367,790 images),  9 Nov 2018

    *  Iowa, Monroe County, Card index of births, deaths & marriages from newspaper clippings, 1898-2015       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2849247); Index only (212,077 records), no images (was 212,071 records with 0 images),  22 Sep 2018

    --- Collections with records removed ---

    *  California Birth Index, 1905-1995       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001879); Index only (24,589,489 records), no images (was 24,589,490 records with 0 images),  1 Mar 2012

    *  California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674703); Index only (34,390 records), no images (was 34,392 records with 0 images),  8 Mar 2012

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    In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

    My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

    Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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    After refusing to cooperate with Moscow, Google has agreed to start censoring searches in Russia, a report has said. The tech company will now comply with Russian law passed in 2017.
              Crawling to the Americans       Cache   Translate Page      

    The May Government’s recognition of the American lackey, Juan Guaidó, as ‘interim president’ of Venezuela is the latest episode in what some British politicians still shamefully call the “special relationship” with the USA. The weakness of the British Government makes this meaningless gesture, which was given in the hope of future reward from the Trump administration, pointless. But crawling to the Americans comes as second nature to those sections of the ruling class who believe that their global interests are best preserved through the might of US imperialism.
    Though the Trump administration has widened existing divisions within America’s ruling circles over immigration and minority rights, the entire American ruling class wants to establish US hegemony over the world. What divides them is how to achieve it.
    Democrat leaders still believe in the ‘new world order’ although they now prefer to call it ‘globalisation’. Trump, on the other hand, represents circles who want to cut back US military expenditure in Europe and north-east Asia so that they can concentrate on controlling the global energy market by taking over the entire Middle East and restoring US imperialism’s hegemony over south and central America. This is why they’re itching to get their greedy hands on Venezuela's vast oil reserves, the biggest in the world.
    When it suits them American, British and Franco-German imperialists will bang the drum of “human rights”. So reading from the American script the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says that: “The people of Venezuela have suffered enough. It is time for a new start, with free and fair elections in accordance with international democratic standards. The oppression of the illegitimate, kleptocratic Maduro regime must end. Those who continue to violate the human rights of ordinary Venezuelans under an illegitimate regime will be called to account. The Venezuelan people deserve a better future.”
    The usual lies. But few are taken in these days. Attempts to build another “international coalition” to justify American military intervention and “regime change” have failed at the United Nations and the Organisation of American States. Ten members of the European Union have refused to endorse Juan Guaidó’s empty claim and Turkey has broken ranks with NATO to back the elected Maduro government that is also supported by Russia, People’s China, India, Cuba and Democratic Korea, as well as most of the Third World.
    Those in favour of imperialist aggression are the most aggressive and greedy sections of the capitalist and landowning class. They looted and enslaved Africa and Asia in the 19th century, killing millions on their way. They are the people who sent millions to their deaths in two world wars to preserve and increase their fortunes.
    They started the Korean War and the American interventions in Indo-China during the Cold War. These are the people who brought death and destruction in the name of “regime change” in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya. They are the ones behind the sectarian gunmen who tried the same in Syria.
    They are the kind who live the life of Roman Emperors in their grand houses whilst workers slave in their factories for pennies and die broken and destitute in the slums of the great cities of the imperialist heartlands. Now they want to push the clock back in Venezuela.
    The governance of Venezuela is a matter for the Venezuelan people alone to determine. They’re going to fight to defend their revolution, We must stand by them and the legitimate government of the Bolivarian republic.



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              Comment on Did National Enquirer Extort Jeff Bezos? by Estovir      Cache   Translate Page      
    why arent Democrats investigating Bezos and dropping Russia? Oh because its about power and winning back the Senate and White House Talk about military industrial complex !!! From the above link “Amazon’s extensive relationship with the NSA, FBI, Pentagon and other surveillance agencies in the west is multi-faceted, highly lucrative and rapidly growing. Last March, the Intercept reported on a new app that Amazon developers and British police forces have jointly developed to use on the public in police work, just “the latest example of third parties aiding, automating, and in some cases, replacing, the functions of law enforcement agencies — and raises privacy questions about Amazon’s role as an intermediary.”
              Comment on Did National Enquirer Extort Jeff Bezos? by Late4Dinner      Cache   Translate Page      
    Ha-Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Manafort sold Trump down the river to Kilimnik. The polling data was so "detailed" Manafort and Gates had to go to Madrid to brief Kilimnik on it. The polling data was NOT "mostly public". But most mostly private in-house Trump polling data. And they didn't give it to Kilimnik in the Spring of 2016. They gave it to Kilinmik on August 2nd at the Madrid briefing meeting. When Trump finds out what Manafort really did, Manafort can kiss his pardon hopes goodbye. When Mueller connects the polling data that Manafort and Gates gave to Kilimnik with the DNC data analytics that the GRU hacked from the AWS cloud storage, the case in chief against members of the Trump campaign knowingly receiving, accepting and soliciting an illegal foreign campaign contribution from the Russian hack and leak operation will be ready to present in the form of a speaking indictment. Ha-ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
              Comment on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Said He Would Use “A Bullet” On Khashoggi in 2017 by enigmainblackcom      Cache   Translate Page      
    I would suggest the nations strategic interests aren't one and the same with those being pursued. Haliburton made $39.5 billion off the Iraq War alone. The forces that ensure we are always fighting expensive wars aren't concerned about the interests (and lives)of the soldiers that fight them. Eliminating sanctions against Russia to help locate a hotel in Moscow isn't in the country's interest. Wiping out restrictions on polluting ou air and water only does corporations good. Ignoring science and climate change so that individuals and corporations may profit is not in the country's interest. Wanting a better life for your children isn't immature.
              Comment on Trump Associate: “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it.” by Allan      Cache   Translate Page      
    "Putin’s hack and leak operation was dedicated to the purpose of getting Trump elected." 1) We don't know which side any Russian activities may have helped. 2) Obama didn't do his job when he flat out stated Russian interference didn't exist. 3) As it turns out Trump is Putin's worst nightmare. 4) No one believes any votes were tampered with by the Russians. 5) Voter fraud in the US exists mostly because without voter fraud Democrats would be losing more elections. 6) Deimocratic operatives tell us how to commit election fraud on a massive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc8PVCvfKs
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              Wie ein Tipp-Kick-Männchen ins Weltall kam      Cache   Translate Page      
    1997 reiste der heute 62-jährige Mönchengladbacher Physiker und Astronaut Reinhold Ewald zur russischen Raumstation Mir. Auf seiner 19-tägigen Reise begleitete ihn eine Tipp-Kick-Figur von Borussia Mönchengladbach. Wie die sich im Weltraum geschlagen hat und warum Gladbach in der Zeit ohne Niederlage blieb.
              Сергей Шойгу просит Армению ускорить передачу фотографий фронтовиков для музея "Дорога памяти"      Cache   Translate Page      

    АрмИнфо. Около 33 млн фотографий участников Великой Отечественной войны будут размещены в музее "Дорога памяти", который войдет в храмовый комплекс Вооруженных сил РФ, строящийся в Подмосковье в честь победы над фашизмом, сообщил министр обороны РФ генерал армии Сергей Шойгу, которого цитирует Interfax-Russia.ru.

    "Мы там создаем "Дорогу памяти", где хотели бы, и обязательно это сделаем, разместить фотографии всех участников Великой Отечественной войны от нашей тогда большой страны - Советского союза", - сказал министр на встрече с главой военного ведомства Армении Давидом Тонояном в Москве.  По  словам российского министра, в галерее памяти, которая одновременно будет являться музеем, "будет создана дорога, равная по своим метрам дням Великой Отечественной войны, и размещены около 33 млн фотографий".

    С.Шойгу также отметил, что планируется разметить в храме и фотографии участников из-за рубежа, например французского полка "Нормандия Неман".

    "То, что касается наших союзников, братьев по оружию - большая просьба несколько ускорить передачу нам фотографий ваших участников, которые, безусловно, есть в ваших архивах",- обратился С.Шойгу к

    Д.Тонояну.  "Я надеюсь, она получит широкую поддержку коллег из наших союзных республик", - добавил глава Минобороны.

    Отметим, что за годы Великой Отечественной Войны Армения направила на фронт более 600 000 человек, из которых каждый второй не

    вернулся.  На территории республики в 1941- 1942 гг. были сформированы шесть дивизий, из которых лишь 89-ая Таманская дивизия дошла до Берлина. Звания героя Советского Союза были удостоены 106 армян, 80 тысяч удостоились орденов и медалей. Более 60 армянских командиров принимали непосредственное участие в планировании военных действий на всех фронтах.  Маршал Советского Союза Иван (Ованес) Баграмян, маршал авиации Арменак Ханферянц, главный маршал бронетанковых войск Амазасп Бабаджанян, адмирал флота СССР Иван (Ованес) Исаков входили в число наиболее ярких представителей Вооруженных сил СССР. Нельсон Степанян стал одним из шести летчиков, ставших дважды Героями СССР.


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              Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      
    Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela
    This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.
    Translated by Scott

    Day one…
    Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head: “No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!” “Whatever,” I laugh at him. “Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…
    The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars. The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”
    In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case. There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.” Amazing. You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.
    Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees. “What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.” “Why now?” “I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”
    Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate. “President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.” I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.
    In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random. “Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly. “Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me. “But the change will also be in dollars…sorry, no bolivars at all…we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”
    My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more…

    Day two…
    60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products — 50 rubles (about 90 cents).
    “The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2 580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS? “And how much can you even fill at this price?” “Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.” All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans. I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they are willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.
    On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.
    I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.” “It’s forbidden to take pictures here.” “Is this a military facility?” “Leave or we’ll call the police.” “Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.” “We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!” I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.
    On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.
    “Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt. “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”
    In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.
    Day three…
    “I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.”I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.
    I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums.
    “You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.”
    After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.
    “I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio. “Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.” Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar. “But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”
    The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.” “Do you love the U.S.?” “Yes, adore it!” “I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”
    The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back. “I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.” “Are you sure?” “Sorry, I have nothing to say.” Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US: “The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.” “In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”
    Again, she pauses and sighs.
    “No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”
    Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.
    The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting. “You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me. “Bastards! You should be handed on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!” “I’m Russian, grandma.” The old lady recoils.  “Sorry, please.” “Don’t get that upset, senora.” Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.
    A soldiers stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by. “You can’t take pictures here.” “Says who?” “President Maduro.” No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara. “But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.” Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”
    The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee. “They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them. “Some significant person.” “What’s this guy’s name?” “Who knows?” Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.




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              SYRIAN WAR REPORT – FEB. 5-8, 2019: RUSSIAN-SUPPLIED S-300 SYSTEM BECOMING OPERATIONAL      Cache   Translate Page      
    On February 5, Israel’s ImageSat International company released satellite images showing positions of the Russia-supplied S-300 air defense system in Syria’s Masyaf. The released image shows 3 of the 4 launchers in an upright position and the fourth covered by a camouflage net. This was the first satellite image showing the launchers in an erected position since their arrival from Russia in October 2018. This may indicate that the system is about to become or has already become operational.
    Earlier, Russian media reported that the S-300 system will become combat ready in March 2019 after Syrian S-300 crews would finish their training. However, it is possible that the training course was intensified because of a tense situation in the region.
    On February 7, the Russian state-run TV network RT reported citing military sources that Iranian forces preparing to move their weapons supply center from the Damascus international airport to the T4 airbase in the province of Homs. The T4 airbase is currently being used by Iranian forces for operations involving unnamed aerial vehicles.
    At the same time, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper released a satellite image showing the alleged positions of Iranian forces in Damascus airport and also claimed that the forces are preparing to withdraw to the T4 airbase.
    Iran provides very little details on its operations in Syria. However, even if these reports are confirmed, this would not mean that Syria and Iran are limiting their military cooperation. Iranian positions in the Damascus International Airport area have been repeatedly targeted by the Israeli Air Force since the start of the conflict. So, the redeployment of Iranian forces may be an attempt to de-escalate the situation in the countryside of the Syrian capital.
    On February 7, the 1st division of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ambushed a group of ISIS fighters in the Damascus desert killing at least 6 of them. According to a military source, the group was likely carrying out a reconnaissance operation in order to prepare for terrorist attacks.
    The 45th Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) launched 50 rockets at positions of ISIS around the town of al-Baghuz al-Fawqani in the middle Euphrates River Valley. According to the PMU, the strikes were aimed at preventing ISIS terrorists from entering Iraq.
    The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are currently finalizing their operation against ISIS in the area. However, a large number of terrorists still control a chunk of the SDF-besieged area.

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              British analyst: Venezuelan patriotism, Russian support will be crucial to defending Venezuela from US aggression      Cache   Translate Page      
    03 February 2019
    British political analyst says that Venezuelan patriotism and Russian support will be crucial to defending Venezuela from the aggression of the United States that is now intent on reasserting its authority in the international arena at the expense of the Venezuelan people after its defeat in Syria.
    Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos’s remarks came during an interview with the Syria Times e-newspaper about the reasons behind Washington’s currently attempts to engineer a coup in Venezuela and how Caracas can prevent U.S. from reaching its goals.
    “There is more than one reason behind Washington’s attempts to engineer a coup in Venezuela.  I hold the view that there are two key reasons accounting for America’s brazen act of aggression against Venezuela’s sovereignty, and that these are equal in significance to each other,” the analyst said.
    He made it clear that one of the reasons for why the Americans are currently trying to overthrow the democratically elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro is the fact that Venezuela’s oil industry is nationalised and Caracas pursues an independent foreign policy.
    “This deprives American energy companies, such as ExxonMobil, from taking control of Venezuela’s energy sector and exploiting it for their own gains,” Dr. Papadopoulos added, asserting that the US has an unquenchable thirst for oil and has, historically, gone to monstrously criminal lengths to secure control of, and access to, the largest oil producing markets in the world, most notably in the Middle East.
    “With Venezuela geographically situated in what is, traditionally speaking, America’s sphere of influence, policy-makers in Washington are determined to take control of the country’s oil and gas industry, even if this means using military force to do so, as the Americans did in Iraq,” the analyst stated.
    He emphasized that Venezuela is a major energy player in global affairs since it is , according to some sources, home to the world’s largest crude-oil reserves, while the country also sits on one of the largest reserves of natural gas in the world.
    The close relationship between Venezuela and Russia
    The other reason accounting for the US’ interference in the Latin American country, concerns the close relationship between Venezuela and Russia, according to the analyst, who  indicated that for some 20 years now, Caracas and Moscow have cultivated intimate relations with each other in the political, economic and military spheres.
    “Today, Russia is the leading supplier of military hardware to Venezuela, and late last year reports surfaced about Russian plans to construct an air base for itself on the Venezuela island of La Orchila which would host Russian strategic bombers capable of delivering nuclear payloads,” Dr. Papadopoulos said
    He went on to say:
    “The prospect of a Russian military base in Venezuela, and one that can accommodate Russian nuclear bombers, is something that the Americans will bitterly resist.  Whilst Russia is only responding to the increasingly dangerous presence of NATO on its western border, coupled with both the threatening American missile shield in Eastern Europe and Washington’s diabolical withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the US is determined that its tormenting behaviour on the international stage remains unimpeded hence why the Americans are trying to overthrow President Maduro and replace him with the pro-American puppet, Juan Guaido.”
    The analyst stressed that a Venezuela led by the legally and electorally illegitimate Guaido would end political, economic and military co-operation with Russia and make the Latin American country, once again, subservient to the US.
    In a response to a question about how Caracas can avoid a military confrontation with U.S, Dr. Papadopoulos said: “Russia is the only country that can either deter Washington from embarking on a military confrontation with Venezuela or indirectly defeat an American military campaign against Caracas, with the aim of overthrowing the legal government of President Maduro.”
    “I draw a comparison with how Russia came to the aid of Cuba, following the Cuban Revolution, when the country was faced with imminent American military aggression with the objective of overthrowing Fidel Castro.  In that situation, Moscow ultimately ensured the survival of the Cuban Revolution and, with it, the independence and sovereignty of Cuba.  Russia will be all-important in defending Venezuela and the Venezuelan people from the clutches of Messrs. Trump and Bolton.”
    Besides the essential support of Russia, both economically and militarily, the prowess of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela and the patriotism and fiercely independent nature of the Venezuelan people  are main obstacles for US quick military intervention against Caracas, as stated by Dr. Papadopoulos, who indicated that the US could ignite a war in Venezuela in which large parts of the Venezuela population and the economic infrastructure of the country are consumed by a fireball.
    U.S. has no moral compunction in starting a war
    “The US has no moral compunction in starting a war – either through an invasion or a bombing campaign, or through supporting illegally armed groups – so as to seize control of a country’s economic and military infrastructure and impose a compliant government in the country’s capital. Washington rained down death and destruction on Syria but the Syrian people, aided by Russia, thwarted American ambitions in the country.  Because of their defeat in Syria, the Americans are angry – very, very angry, and are now intent on reasserting their authority in the international arena at the expense of the Venezuelan people.  So the world could, at some point, be witness to Washington raining down death and destruction on Venezuela and its people,” the analyst affirmed.
    He, in addition, made it clear that economic sanctions are one of the most potent weapons in the US’ armoury hence the Venezuelan Government could be vulnerable to Washington’s endeavours to instigate a coup through economic strangulation of Venezuela’s economy.
    “However, providing that Venezuela still keeps producing and selling oil and gas, and providing that Moscow is able to economically assist Caracas, then Venezuela stands a reasonably good chance of prevailing against American aggression,” concluded, Dr. Papadopoulos, the founder and editor of Politics First magazine.
    On January, 24, 2019, an open letter- signed by 70 scholars and Latin America, political science, and history as well as filmmakers, civil society leaders, and other experts- was issued in opposition to ongoing intervention by the United States in Venezuela.
    The letter underlined that actions by the Trump administration and its allies in the hemisphere are almost certain to make the situation in Venezuela worse, leading to unnecessary human suffering, violence, and instability.


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