David Aaron at Masterpiece London 2017   

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A Monumental Stag, Bronze, Russia, 8th century B.C., H: 47 cm W: 21 cm. David Aaron, Stand B 22 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Openwork Lion Incense Burner, Bronze, Seljuk, Iran, 12th - 13th century A.D., H: 36 cm W: 37 cm. David Aaron, Stand B 22 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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          Sandra Cronan Ltd at Masterpiece London 2017   

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Raymond Yard. An aquamarine and white opal dress of asymmetric design clip by Yard. Four tapered silvers of opal are set into two diagonally opposing corners with two rows of diamond running up each side of the emerald cut aquamarine. Mounted in platinum. American, circa 1933. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A pair of Egyptian Revival earrings of circular design, featuring a central sphynx in relief, bordered by coloured enamel heiroglyphics. English, circa 1885. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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A Renaissance pendant in the form of a pierced heart, decorated on both sides with enamel with a crystal compartment. Circa 1580. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Fouquet. Art Deco carved ivory brooch, studded with cabochon turquoise, calibre cut onyx and 18ct yellow gold, having a turquoise drop surmounted by a diamond. French, 1922-1923. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco emerald and diamond set bracelet. The central row on the bracelet is alternately set with a row of five French cuts and a marquise diamond, all within individual frames of rectangular cut emeralds. Mounted in platinum. By Oscar Heyman & Brothers. American, circa 1925. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Art Deco pendant set with diamonds and calibre set onyx, fully articulated and mounted in platinum. English, circa 1920. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

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Boucheron. An important peacock feather necklace by Boucheron with Royal Russian provenance. Set with a sapphire, emeralds and diamonds, the feather is detachable and may be worn as a brooch or hair ornament. Paris, 1883. Sandra Cronan Ltd, Stand D 15 © 2017 MASTERPIECE LONDON LTD

Sandra Cronan Ltd. 16 Albermarle Street, Bartley Way, London, W1S 4HW , United Kingdom. T  +44 20 74 91 48 51 - E-mail enquiries@sandracronan.com Website http://www.sandracronan.com


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Oleh : Dr Farrukh Saleem
Semakan Oleh : Mohd Taha Hassan

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in Africa . For every single Jew in the world there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why?

Hanya ada 14 juta Yahudi di muka bumi ini; tujuh juta di Amerika, lima juta di Asia, dua juta di Eropah dan 100,000 di Afrika. Bagi setiap orang Yahudi ada 100 orang Muslim (1:100). Namun, jika dicampuri semua sekali, Yahudi lebih 100 kali berkuasa daripada orang Islam. Mengapa ini berlaku?

Jesus of Nazareth was Jewish. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time and TIME magazine's 'Person of the Century', was a Jew. Sigmund Freud -- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis was a Jew. So were Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman.

Nabi Isa (Jesus of Nazareth) ialah Yahudi. Albert Einstein, saintis zaman moden paling terkemuka dan disebut oleh majalah Time sebagai 'Manusia Abad ini' ialah seorang Yahudi; Sigmund Freud - melalui teori id, ego dan super-ego ialah bapa psikoanalisis, juga seorang Yahudi; begitu juga Karl Marx, Paul Samuelson dan Milton Friedman.

Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinating needle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabin developed the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us a leukaemia fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccination for Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a Nobel Prize in infectious diseases.

Selain mereka banyak lagi orang Yahudi yang hasil kebijaksanaan mereka berupaya menghasilkan keperluan untuk kita semua: Benjamin Rubin memperkenalkan jarum suntikan pelalian. Johas Salk mereka vaksin polio yang pertama. Gertrude Elion mencipta ubat melawan leukemia. Baruch Blumberg mencipta vaksin Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich menemukan rawatan untuk siflis. Elie Metchnikoff menang Hadiah Nobel untuk penyakit berjangkit.

Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission. Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of the endocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck founded Cognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders, depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oral contraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering our understanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel in embryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolff came up with the kidney dialysis machine.

Bernard Katz menang Hadiah Nobel kerana kajian mengenai transmisi neuromuskular. Andrew Schally penerima Nobel dalam kajian endokrinologi (berkaitan sistem endokrin dan kencing manis). Aaron Beck menemui terapi kognitif (rawatan mental, kesugulan dan fobia). Gregory Pincus membangunkan pil perancang keluarga yang pertama. George Wald menang Nobel bagi kajian mata manusia, Standley Cohen dianugerahi Hadiah Nobel dalam kajian embriologi (kajian janin dan perkembangannya). Willem Kolff mencipta mesin dialisis (mencuci) buah pinggang.

Over the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 15-dozen Nobel Prizes while only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.4 billion Muslims (other than Peace Prizes).

Sejak 105 tahun, 14 juta Yahudi menang 15 dozen Hadiah Nobel, sementara tiga dimenangi oleh 1.4 bilion umat Islam.

Why are Jews so powerful? Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilard developed the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, optical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss, Stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner, telephone microphone and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder.

Mengapa Yahudi Terlalu Berkuasa? Stanley Mezor mencipta mikrocip pertama. Leo Szilards membangunkan reaktor rangkaian nuklear pertama; Peter Schultz (kabel gentian optik); Charles Adler (lampu isyarat); Benno Strauss (besi tahan karat - stainless steel); Isador Kisee (sistem suara di pawagam); Emile Berliner (mikrofon untuk telefon) dan Charles Ginsburg (alat pita rakaman).

Famous financiers in the business world who belong to Jewish faith include Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Saudagar jenama terkaya dunia juga dikuasai Yahudi iaitu Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), Howard Schultz (Starbuck's), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins (Baskin & Robbins) dan Bill Rossenberg (Dunkin Donuts).

Richard Levin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are Henry Kissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (fed chairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush), Joseph Lieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR foreign Minister), David Marshal (Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-general of Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), Barry Gold water, Jorge Sampaio (president of Portugal), John Deutsch (CIA director), Herb Gray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), Michael Howard (British home secretary) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury).

Richard Levin, presiden universiti tersohor Yale Universiti ialah seorang Yahudi. Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman dan Madeleine Albright (bekas-bekas Setiausaha Negara AS); Alan Greenspan (bekas pengerusi Rizab Persekutuan AS di bawah Reagan, Bush, Clinton dan Bush); Maxim Litvinov (bekas Menteri Luar Soviet Union); David Marshal (bekas Ketua Menteri pertama Singapura); Isaac Isaacs (bekas Gabenor Jeneral Australia); Benjamin Disraeli (negarawan dan penulis Britian); Yevgeny Primkov (bekas Perdana Menteri Rusia dan bekas jeneral KGB); Jorge Sampaio (bekas Presiden Portugal); Herb Gray (bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kanada); Pierre Mendes (Perdana Menteri ke-143 Perancis); Michael Howard (bekas Setiausaha Negara British); Bruno Kreisky (bekas Canselor Austria) dan Robert Rubin (bekas Setiausaha Perbendaharaan AS).

In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer ( CNN ), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer ( Washington Post ), Henry Grunwald (editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post ), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New York Times), and Max Frankel (New York Times).

Dalam dunia media, orang Yahudi yang terkemuka ialah Wolf Blitzer (CNN); Barbara Walters (ABC News); Eugene Meyer (Washington Post); Henry Grunwald (Ketua Editor Time); Katherine Graham (penerbit The Washington Post); Joseph Lelyyeld (Editor Eksekutif, The New York Times) dan Max Frankel (The New York Times).

At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record of sorts by wining seven gold medals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish.

Di Olimpik, Mark Spitz membolot tujuh pingat emas. Lenny Krayzelburg ialah pemegang tiga kali pingat emas Olimpik. Spitz Krayzelburg dan Boris Becker adalah Yahudi.

Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk are all Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by a Jew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) are all Jewish.

Tahukah anda bahawa pelakon pujaan Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Sandra Bullock, Billy Cystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, Willian Shatner, Jerry Lewis dan Peter Falk semuanya Yahudi? Tambahan lagi, Hollywood sendiri diwujudkan oleh orang Yahudi. Antara pengarah dan penerbit, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (The Odd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1- 2-3), Michael Man (Starsky and Hutch), Milos Forman (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), Douglas Fairbanks (The Thief Of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) - semuanya adalah Yahudi.

To be certain, Washington is the capital that matters and in Washington the lobby that matters is The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. Washington knows that if PM Ehud Olmert were to discover that the earth is flat, AIPAC will make the 109th Congress pass a resolution congratulating Olmert on his discovery.

Washington yang merupakan ibu negara Amerika Syarikat, mempunyai satu pertubuhan lobi yang amat berkuasa. Ia dikenali sebagai Jawatankuasa Hal Ehwal Awam Amerika Israel (AIPAC) yang berupaya mempengaruhi Kongres meluluskan resolusi memuji dan 'membuat apa saja' demi Israel. Washington mengetahui bahawa jika PM Ehud Olmert sedar akan wujudnya bahawa bumi ini adalah rata, maka AIPAC akan mengadakan Kongres yang ke 109 untuk meluluskan resolusi bagi memberi ucapan tahniah pada satu pertemuan yang akan diadakan bersama Olmert.

William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest human who ever existed. Guess what faith did he belong to?

Tahukah lagi bahawa William James Sidis dengan IQ 250-300 ialah manusia tercerdik. Dia ialah Yahudi. Teka, apakah kepercayaan yang beliau miliki?

So, why are Jews so powerful? Answer: Education.

Oleh yang demikian, mengapa Yahudi terlalu berkuasa? Jawapannya: Pendidikan, pelajaran, ilmu.

Mempengaruhi

Dermawan dan penyangak mata wang, George Soros ialah Yahudi. Dia menderma AS$4 bilion untuk membantu ahli sains dan universiti serata dunia.

Walter Annenberg menderma untuk membina ratusan perpustakaan berjumlah AS$2 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa mereka ini terlalu berkuasa? Mengapa umat Islam terlalu lemah?

Dianggarkan 1,476,233,470 Muslim di atas muka bumi Allah ini. Satu bilion di Asia, 400 juta di Afrika, 44 juta di Eropah dan enam juta di Amerika. Setiap lima insan manusia ialah Muslim. Setiap seorang Hindu ada dua orang Islam, setiap seorang Buddha ada dua orang Islam dan setiap seorang Yahudi ada beratus orang Islam. Mengapa orang Islam terlalu lemah?

Ini jawapannya: Terdapat 57 negara anggota OIC dan jika dicampur semua cuma ada kira-kira 500 buah universiti; atau sebuah universiti untuk setiap tiga juta orang Islam.

AS mempunyai 5,758 universiti dan India ada 8,407. Pada 2004, Shanghai Jiao Tong Universiti membuat kajian 'Kedudukan Akademik Universiti-universiti Dunia' - dan menakjubkan - tiada satu pun universiti-negara Islam yang berada di puncak 500.

Data yang dikumpul dari UNDP, tahap celik huruf di negara maju ialah hampir 90 peratus dan 15 negara itu mempunyai 100 peratus celik huruf. Negara majoriti penduduk Islam, purata kadar celik huruf ialah sekitar 40 peratus dan tiada negara yang mempunyai 100 peratus semuanya celik huruf.

Sekitar 98 peratus penduduk di negara maju menamatkan sekurang-kurang sekolah rendah, sementara hanya 50 peratus di negara majoriti Islam. Sekitar 40 peratus penduduk di negara maju memasuki universiti, sementara hanya 2 peratus di negara majoriti Islam.

Negara-negara majoriti Islam mempunyai 230 ahli sains bagi setiap (per) sejuta penduduk. Di AS 4,000 per sejuta, Jepun 5,000 per sejuta. Di seluruh negara Arab, penyelidik sepenuh masa ialah 35,000 dan hanya 50 juruteknik per sejuta (berbanding di negara maju 1,000 juruteknik per sejuta).

Negara Islam membelanjakan 0.2 peratus daripada KDNK untuk penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sebaliknya, di negara maju membelanjakan 5 peratus daripada KDNKnya.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam kurang keupayaan untuk menghasilkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Akhbar harian yang dibaca oleh setiap 1,000 orang dan jumlah judul buku yang dibaca oleh setiap sejuta orang adalah dua angka tunjuk bagi menentukan sama ada ilmu pengetahuan disalurkan ke dalam masyarakat.

Di Pakistan, hanya ada 23 akhbar harian per 1,000 rakyat Pakistan sementara nisbah di Singapura ialah 360. Di UK, jumlah judul buku per juta orang ialah 2,000 sementara di Mesir ialah 20.

Kesimpulan: Dunia Islam gagal menyalurkan ilmu pengetahuan.

Yang menariknya, jumlah terkumpul KDNK tahunan 57 buah negara ahli OIC ialah di bawah AS$2 trilion. Amerika sahaja, menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai AS$12 trilion, China AS$8 trilion, Jepun AS$3.8 trilion dan Jerman AS$2.4 trilion.

Pengeluar minyak yang kaya, Arab Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar secara rangkuman menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan (rata-rata minyak) bernilai AS$500 bilion; Sepanyol sahaja menghasilkan barangan dan perkhidmatan bernilai lebih AS$1 trilion, Poland AS$489 bilion dan Thailand AS$545 bilion.

Jadi, mengapa orang Islam tidak berkuasa dan orang Yahudi paling berkuasa?

Jawapannya ialah: Kurangnya ilmu. Kurangnya pendidikan dan kurangnya pelajaran.

PEMENANG NOBEL YAHUDI

Daripada lingkungan 12 juta orang Yahudi, hanya 0,2 % sahaja populasi dunia. ( 2 setiap dari 1000 orang)



Literature

1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer
2002 - Imre Kertesz
2005 - Harold Pinter

World Peace

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1911 - Tobias Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin
1995 - Joseph Rotblat

Chemistry

1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1972 - William Howard Stein
1972 - C.B. Anfinsen
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Ronald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1989 - Sidney Altman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1998 - Walter Kohn
2000 - Alan J. Heeger
2004 - Irwin Rose
2004 - Avram Hershko
2004 - Aaron Ciechanover
2006 - Roger D. Kornberg
2008 - Martin Chalfie

Economics

1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1973 - Wassily Leontief
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 Rober Fogel
1994 - John Harsanyi
1994 - Reinhard Selten
1997 - Robert Merton
1997 - Myron Scholes
2001 - George Akerlof
2001 - Joseph Stiglitz
2002 -
Daniel Kahneman
2004 - Richard Axel
2005 - Robert J. Aumann
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire
2007 - Leonid (Leo) Hurwicz
2007 - Eric Maskin
2007 - Roger Myerson
2008 - Paul Krugman

Physiology / Medicine

1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1947 - Garty Cori
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
(father)
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - David Baltimore
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
1977 - Andrew V. Schally
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1982 - [Sir] John Vane
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Rita Levi-Montalcini
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1992 - Edmond Fischer
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1994 - Martin Rodbell
1995 - Edward B. Lewis
1997 - Stanley B. Prusiner
1998 - Robert F. Furchgott
2000 - Eric R. Kandel
2000 - Paul Greengard
2002 - Sydney Brenner
2002 - Robert H. Horvitz
2006 - Roger Kornberg
(son)
2006 - Andrew Z. Fire

Physics

1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1921 - Albert Einstein
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          Blood doping: Were Armstrong and Russia wasting their time?   
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The on-again-off-again roller-coaster romance of Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin’s become the stuff of legend among X-Men fans, and it’s about to receive a new wrinkle in X-MEN: GOLD #9, out August 8.

The two star-crossed lovers first met in UNCANNY X-MEN #129 when Kitty first walked into the original X-Mansion and met the man-mountain mutant called Colossus. An inauspicious beginning to such a star-crossed love story, to be sure, but by UNCANNY X-MEN #174 they’d recognized their attraction to each other and shared a kiss or three.

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #129

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Peter threw the first monkeywrench into the mix right around the time he’d returned from the first Secret Wars in UNCANNY X-MEN #183 and declared his love for the alien Zsaji to Kitty, though said Zsaji’d perished by that time. Ms. Pryde ratcheted up the anti-feels by joining Excalibur and heading into a hot-and-heavy thing with a guy named Pete Wisdom—a relationship Peter gave his “blessing” to, but also kept one metallic eye on. 

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When the Legacy Virus later tore apart the mutant population, Colossus seemingly sacrificed his life during the chaos in X-MEN #110, prompting Kitty to sort out her feelings for the big lunk and insure his ashes traveled back to Russia. Imagine her surprise when Peter turned up hale and hearty in ASTONISHING X-MEN #14, strange situation which led to a passionate reunion and a new outbreak of dating. 

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Alas, right around the time of the X-Men’s latest disagreement with the Juggernaut and his power source Cyttorak in UNCANNY X-MEN #543, Kitty broke it off again with Peter when she disagreed with his well-intentioned noble thoughts to die for her in battle. Sadly, that meant that she and Colossus’ couple-ness still existed in a state of suspension when Kitty got stuck in a giant bullet traveling around the solar system in GIANT-SIZE ASTONISHING X-MEN #1. Peter tried to move on with his life, but to his credit, he tattooed “Katya” in her memory on his chest in UNCANNY X-MEN #507

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No good mutant hero ever stays lost, though, and so Kitty Pryde returned to Earth, thanks to Magneto, in UNCANNY X-MEN #522 and reclaimed her claim to the big metal guy in UNCANNY X-MEN #522…which of course hit the skids by UNCANNY X-MEN #543. The former Shadowcat struck up a few new relationships in the aftermath, in particular with Iceman in WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #14, and with Star-Lord in X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF JEAN GREY #1-6

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  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 08, 2013
  • Rating: Rated T+
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Today, Kitty’s done with star-hopping scoundrels and Peter’s, well, Peter, and the two of them, as seen in X-MEN: GOLD #1, believe they can fight alongside each other as “just friends.” But, anybody who’s ever been in their position knows that trick never really works, right?

Stay tuned…we should be finding out whether or not our beloved Kitlossus will ever be a thing again very, very soon.


          Advertiser WPP says that some operations still affected by cyber attack   

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP, the world's biggest advertising agency, said on Thursday that some of its operations continued to be affected by a ransomware attack that went around the world earlier in the week, but that services were gradually being restored.

On Tuesday a major global cyber attack disrupted computers at a range of multinational firms, including WPP, Russia's biggest oil company and Ukrainian banks, with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month.

"While the attack did not affect the entire Group, and many of our companies are fully functional, some continue to be disrupted," WPP said in a statement, adding that it took steps on Tuesday to ensure client data was protected.

"Steady progress is being made towards restoring services. However, in doing so, our emphasis is not only on speed but on safety, and on minimising the impact for our people, partners and clients."

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Premiere of the operetta 'Prisoner of the Caucasus' by Rauf Hajiyev, the prominent Azerbaijani composer, was held in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. The operetta, staged in various theaters of Russia starting from late 1960s, was demonstrated in Karaganda for the first time.


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Российский театр борется за право оставаться независимым и разнообразным - и показывает, как это можно сделать за пределами политического протеста.

28 июня: акция в поддержку фигурантов "Дела "Седьмой студии" в Берлине.Теперь я точно знаю, в чем главное развлечение молодых туристов, приходящих в Бранденбургским воротам в Берлине. Нужно, чтобы твой спутник присел, а ты подпрыгнешь, а потом в инстаграме или фэйсбуке появится твой силуэт на фоне золотой квадриги и богини мира Эйрены.

Я знаю это наверняка, потому что позавчера провел у Бранденбургских ворот три часа. Нас было человек двенадцать, берлинцев родом из России, и нам очень хотелось, чтобы в объективы и телефоны туристов попали наши плакаты на английском языке. Плакаты с призывами поддержать свободу творчества в России и требованиями справедливого следствия. В первую очередь, с хэштегом #freemalobrodsky.

Бред в летнюю ночь

Алексей Малобродский, известный театральный менеджер и бывший генеральный продюсер АНО “Седьмая студия”, сидит в СИЗО. Его обвиняют в мошенничестве и хищении бюджетных средств. В СИЗО и другой подозреваемый по делу “Седьмой студии”, бухгалтер Нина Масляева, под домашним арестом -  бывший директор организации, Юрий Итин. В рамках этого дела сотрудники Следственного комитета в конце мая обыскивали квартиру Кирилла Серебренникова - основателя “Седьмой студии”; вызывали на допросы многих бывших сотрудников, у некоторых из них изъяты иностранные паспорта.

Бывших сотрудников “Седьмой студии” обвиняют в хищении 200 миллионов рублей из тех 216 миллионов, что были выделены Министерством культуры на проект “Платформа”. Это обвинение звучит нелепо - “Платформа” в 2011-2014 работала так интенсивно, что невозможно представить, будто все спектакли и круглые столы в течение трех лет уложились в бюджет из 16 миллионов. 

“Реальное искусство” здесь не менее важно, чем “нужды производственного процесса”. Так получилось, что российский театр куда свободнее и разнообразнее, чем масс-медиа или кинематограф

Еще более абсурдным было заявление прокурора, обвинившего Малобродского в том, что спектакля “Сон в летнюю ночь” не было, а деньги, выделенные на его постановку, похищены. Театральные рецензии на “Сон в летнюю ночь” не показались прокурору достаточным доказательством. Спектакль Кирилла Серебренникова был поставлен, номинирован на “Золотую маску”, ездил на гастроли и последний раз был сыгран несколько дней назад. Но театр и Следственный комитет существуют в разных представлениях о реальности. После того, как прокурор не признал рецензии достаточным свидетельством, Малобродский был помещен в СИЗО. 

Я не знаком с Алексеем Малобродским. Но я знаю, какова его репутация в театральном мире - она безупречна. И я знаю, как устроена экономика российского театра. Как и любая другая хозяйственная деятельность в России (если речь не идет о близких к власти корпорациях), она осложнена десятками регуляций и меняющимися правилами игры. И при этом государственные театры - то есть практически все театры в России - обязаны соответствовать требованиям вышестоящих органов, отчитываться и выполнять “государственное задание” и следовать “дорожной карте”. Этот экономический и правовой контекст вредит любой хозяйственной деятельности. Для креативной индустрии он губителен вдвойне. 

В результате происходит то, о чем несколько дней назад написал режиссер Борис Павлович: “Дело в том, что правовые и экономические структуры России не оставляют шансов предпринимателям, в том числе культурным, быть полностью "белыми" и "прозрачными" - просто в силу взаимоисключающих нормативных актов и патовых ситуаций, которые возникают на каждом шагу. Абсолютно каждому руководителю приходится принимать решения, не имея перед собой полной картины, а затем адаптировать статьи расходов под реальные нужды производственного процесса. Это ни в коей мере не связано с растратой или, тем более, с присвоением. Просто конкретные люди закрывают своим телом дыры нашей культурной политики и экономики, совершенно недружественной реальному искусству”. 

“Реальное искусство” здесь не менее важно, чем “нужды производственного процесса”. Так получилось, что российский театр куда свободнее и разнообразнее, чем масс-медиа или кинематограф. В ситуации консервативного поворота и каждодневного ограничения свободы слова независимое художественное высказывание неизбежно воспринимается как политическое. 

Проект “Платформа” был свободной площадкой, где говорили на новом языке. Но было бы наивно воспринимать “дело “Седьмой студии” как изолированный эпизод. Оно находится в том же ряду, что изгнание на улицу Театра.doc, скандалы вокруг работы “Группы юбилейного года” в театре на Таганке, запрет “Тангейзера” в Новосибирском оперном театре, попытки сорвать спектакли в Московском художественном театре и Сахаровском центре, нападки на “Гоголь-центр” и “Золотую маску”, попытки слияния театроведческого и продюсерского факультета в ГИТИСе. Театр опасен для тех, кто боится разнообразия и дискуссии. 

Попасть в камеру 

Акцию у Бранденбургских ворот придумала и организовала хореограф Соня Левин, москвичка, которая сейчас живет и работает в Берлине.

В среду 28 июня в 12 часов дня мы вышли в самое туристическое место города с рукописными плакатами. Нас было мало, и многие из тех, кто хотел присоединиться, не смогли прийти - “кто уже устраивает такие события в середине рабочего дня?” Но нам было важно провести наш маленький берлинский митинг до того, как в России начнется масштабная “Акцию солидарности театров и людей” в поддержку обвиняемых по делу “Седьмой студии”. Если бы мы сделали это синхронно, то в Берлине было бы уже поздно.

Наши плакаты попадали в камеры тех, кто фотографировал Бранденбургские ворота.Естественно, мы вспоминали старый советский анекдот: в СССР есть свобода слова и собраний, можно прийти на Красную площадь и крикнуть “Рейган - дурак”. Выйти на улицу в Берлине по поводу происходящего в России легко - гораздо проще, чем в самой России.

Соня Левин подала запрос на проведение акции в прошлую пятницу. По закону, полиция должна согласовать митинг в течение трех дней - и это было сделано в течение трех календарных, а не рабочих дней. Левин сознательно выбрала местом проведения акции не российское посольство, а Бранденбургские ворота в нескольких сотнях метрах от него - там больше людей, там нас лучше увидят. Обращаться к окнам монструозного здания на Унтер-ден-Линден бессмысленно, гораздо важнее рассказать как можно больше самым разным людям: это была акция не протеста, а солидарности. 

Происшедшее - больше, чем внутрикорпоративная поддержка. Театр продемонстрировал необыкновенную волю к солидарности, которой так не хватает всему российскому обществу

За три часа у Бранденбургских ворот к нам подходили с вопросом, “А что это такое?” десятки самых разных людей. Что можно ответить на такой вопрос? Конечно, спрашивает тот, кто обращает внимание на уличные акции. Мы говорили о том, что театр - главное пространство свободы в России, что художественная смелость воспринимается властями как политическая угроза, что требования прокуратуры абсурдны, а действия - избирательны и слишком жестоки 

С нашими плакатами фотографировались американцы, немцы, шри-ланкийцы, китайцы, ливанцы, палестинцы и израильтяне - и те, у кого мы не спрашивали, откуда они. Эти три часа мы были не только людьми с плакатами, но и естественной частью городского пейзажа: сколько раз призыв к солидарности с российским театром и хэштег #freemalobrodsky попали в камеры тысяч туристов - бог весть. 

Борцы с НАТО и Украиной расположились перед участниками театральной акции. Нашу акцию проигнорировали все масс-медиа, кого мы приглашали. Примерно через два часа акции метрах в двадцати от нас появились другие манифестанты - от них отделилась энергичная женщина, которая сообщила нам, что в России больше свободы, чем в Германии. Наши соседи развернули флаги России и украинских сепаратистов и плакаты, объявляющие Украину фашистским государством, а войну в Донбассе - агрессией НАТО. Энергичная женщина клеймила мировой заговор и бандеровцев, иногда она разворачивалась с мегафоном в нашу сторону, чтобы сообщить, что мы - пятая колонна мирового империализма. 

Появились ли борцы с Украиной и НАТО рядом с нами случайно? Узнать это невозможно, но совпадение времени и места было отличным: туристы, шедшие к Бранденбургским воротам, сначала видели сторонников “ДНР”, а уже потом - нас.

Театр достоинства

К тому времени, когда мы ушли от Бранденбургских ворот, по всей России шла “Акция солидарности театров и людей”. Режиссеры и директоры выходили к публике перед спектаклями, что произнести слова поддержки участников дела “Седьмой студии”.

У театров и людей было три простых требования: изменить меру пресечения и освободить из-под стражи до суда Алексея Малобродского и Нину Масляеву; провести беспристрастное расследование в отношении Алексея Малобродского, Нины Масляевой и находящегося под домашним арестом Юрия Итина, привлечь в помощь следствию по делу “Седьмой студии” театральных экспертов”.

Туристы фотографируются с плакатами, Соня Левин объясняет, в чем суть акции“Акция солидарности театров и людей” оказалась беспрецедентной по масштабу: в ней приняли участие театры из 21 города от Архангельска до Хабаровска, десятки режиссеров записали видеообращения. Ничего подобного прежде не было: ни в случае с “Тангейзером”, ни с Театром.doc, ни с “Гоголь-центром”, никогда.

Происшедшее - больше, чем внутрикорпоративная поддержка. Театр продемонстрировал необыкновенную волю к солидарности, которой так не хватает всему российскому обществу. Нет никаких гарантий того, что власти заметят этот протест, и следствие по делу “Седьмой студии” будет непредвзятым. Карательная машина живет по своим правилам. Многотысячный митинг в Новосибирске в поддержку “Тангейзера” и свободы слова власти просто проигнорировали. Но энергия сопротивления, которая жива в российском театральном сообществе - лучший пример того, что не все готовы смириться с несправедливостью и играть в чужом спектакле.

 

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          As the dust settles: Russian authorities move against protesters and campaigners   

New evidence of police violations against protesters emerges, and regional authorities take aim at Alexei Navalny's campaign offices. 

Conditions for people detained at anti-corruption protests have been poor. Image: Polina Kostyleva.

We continue our partnership with OVD-Infoan NGO that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russia. Every Friday, we bring you the latest information on freedom of assembly. 

We have collected and analysed a large number of reports of violations by Russian police officers at anti-corruption rallies held on 12 June. Now we are able to say with certainty there have been 109 violations. Police officers exceeded the permitted time for administrative detention, wrote official reports with numerous mistakes, and did not allow lawyers to visit those detained. In one of the St Petersburg police stations, a detainee contracted pneumonia after spending the night in a cold cell. This was despite the fact that he had warned the police officers he was in poor health and should not get cold. The list of violations with legal commentaries can be seen here.

This week a number of individuals requested political asylum abroad. Krasnodar artists Lusiney Dzhanyan and Aleksei Knedlyakovsky requested asylum in Sweden. The artists said that their telephones had been tapped, and in 2013 Dzhanyan was dismissed from Krasnodar University of Culture for supporting Pussy Riot and exhibiting in a gallery owned by Marat Gelman. But it’s not only those who create modern art who can fall victim to persecution. Children’s drawings in chalk can also evoke the dissatisfaction of the authorities. Mikhail Petrov, a martial arts trainer from Pskov, has left Russia because he feared persecution by the authorities. It is thought the authorities’ interest in the trainer was related to the fact that he and his students had drawn anti-military drawings on the walls of buildings belonging to a military air assault division. He has requested political asylum in Estonia. 

Supporters of Alexei Navalny continue to be persecuted. In the town of Cherepovets, writer and journalist Elena Kolyadina was dismissed by the newspaper Golos Cherepovtsa for giving a lecture to staff of Navalny’s local election campaign office. In the Siberian city of Barnaul, the coordinator of the campaign office was injured with a knife, while earlier someone set fire to one of the office’s windows. In Vladimir, the local branch of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network asked its chief engineer to resign because he had headed Navalny’s local campaign office. Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don a car belonging to the head of Navalny’s office was covered with paint and its tyres were punctured.

The Investigative Committee completed its investigation into one more defendant in the “26 March case”. Dmitry Krepkin is charged with using force against a police officer during the anti-corruption protest in Moscow. Krepkin maintains his innocence. Moreover, he has said that he was himself assaulted at the time of his detention at the 26 March protest. Doctors at the emergency medical centre recorded bruising all over his body. He had been struck at least six times.   

The pre-trial detention of mathematician Dmitry Bogatov was extended until 31 August. Bogatov has been charged with incitement to riot on the grounds that he had posted appeals on the SysAdmins.ru forum to go out on to Red Square on 2 April 2017 under the pseudonym of “Airat Bashirov”. The appeals were sent from Bogatov’s IP address. However, since Bogatov operates a Tor exit node, any user could have posted the materials using his IP.

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          Charting Russia’s most dangerous cities for LGBT people   

Here are the towns where it’s dangerous to be gay in Russia. A culture of silence and a law “against propaganda” are keeping them that way. Русский

An LGBT pride parade in St Petersburg, 2014. Photo CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: Maria Komarova / Flickr. Some rights reserved.

It’s become a tradition across the globe to celebrate LGBT Pride in the last days of June. Usually, such events are held on the weekend closest to the 28 June, as it was on that day that the modern LGBT movement in the USA began in earnest. It was an initiative that inspired strategies and tactics of human rights advocacy in many other countries. Although it takes different forms across the world, LGBT pride raises issues of freedom of expression, human rights, and healthcare for LGBT people. In some cities Europe and the USA it has turned into something of a commercial event or cultural festival for the wider public. In other locations, LGBT people march under the threat of police brutality.

In Russia, the first LGBT pride march was held in 1991 on the square before Moscow’s Bolshoi theatre as part of the Soviet Union’s first LGBT festival. The more modern history of LGBT parades in Russia began in 2006 when LGBT activist Nikolay Alekseyev attempted to officially organise a pride march in Moscow. Years passed, and the city authorities still haven’t found the guts to permit a march for LGBT human rights through the capital’s streets and provide security for its participants. However, other banned marches have been successfully challenged in the European Court for Human Rights and Alekseyev has generated support in other regions of the country. He and his colleagues have applied for permission to hold pride marches in Blagoveshchensk, Cherkessk, Cherepovets, Kazan, and Nizhny Tagil among many other cities across Russia, though they have always been rejected and sued city governments in response. A notable exception came in 2013, when the governor of St Petersburg did not forbid the city’s LGBT pride parade, although it did encounter violently homophobic protesters who tried to obstruct the march.

The metrics of hatred

In fact, these violent far-right groups keep close tabs on LGBT activists in Russia and the events they hold – or try to. While the government fights some homophobic campaigners and inciters of hatred, it supports others. After all, instigating violence against LGBT people is essentially the Russian state’s official policy towards sexuality. For example, the 2013 law banning “propaganda” of “non-traditional sexual orientations” sparked a wave of hatred against LGBT people across the country. As we discovered from court decisions last year, after the “propaganda” bill was signed into law, the number of hate crimes against lesbians and gay men doubled. 

In 2012, we found 33 examples of such hate crimes, while 2013 saw 50 hate crimes against LGBT citizens. By 2015 there were 65. We registered not only a common rise of LGBT hate crimes, but also the rise of homicides: following the enactment of the “propaganda” bill, there were more and more murders of people simply for being LGBT.

The growth in hate crimes against LGBT people across Russia. Image courtesy of the authors.

Of course, these are only the recorded crimes – many LGBT people may not dare approach the authorities after harassment, humiliation, or worse. These data are based on official court statistics, though we had to dig through the results ourselves. Nobody officially collects information on violence against LGBT people in Russia. On the contrary, the authorities pretend that nothing is happening. This attitude sometimes reaches absurd extremes when government officials claim that LGBT citizens simply do not exist.

After facts came to light about the systematic torture of gay men at secret detention camps in Chechnya, the republic’s press secretary immediately retorted that “you cannot repress those who are not and cannot be here in the Chechen Republic.” Despite the justified focus on Chechnya, these claims are hardly specific to one culture or region within the Russian Federation – officials in other regions speak in much the same manner. For example, the mayor of Svetogorsk in Leningrad Region declared his city “free from gays.” He subsequently argued that LGBT issues and rights are irrelevant there, neither an LGBT community nor LGBT people exist in the small city.

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality

This imagined absence of LGBT people constitutes an active policy of silencing and excluding some citizens from the wider national community on the grounds of their sexuality. These comments certainly reinforce existing prejudices and reproduce violence against vulnerable groups. But what is the real picture? Let’s say that the authorities of a Russian city actually permitted an LGBT march to go ahead? Would these violent protectors of a false morality then take to the streets to fight those marching, to stop their fellow citizens expressing their point of view and standing up for their rights?

It depends on where you are. In other words, how dangerous is it to be gay in different Russian cities?

A “sexual stratification” of Russian cities

Media doesn’t simply inform society about current affairs; it also provides frames for understanding social problems, rendering some topics more important than others by virtue of generating discussion around them. Violence against LGBT people may be a key cause for concern in the human rights movement, but that urgency is lost in public discussions.

But media can also remedy societies from oblivion by sharing stories which are otherwise forgotten or ignored, and spark positive change. For example, the murder of gay teen Matthew Sheppard was one of the most publicised hate crimes in the US history. The furore in the press eventually led to changes in hate crime law.

One of the effects of Russia’s “propaganda” law was not simply the rise in violence against LGBT people. It also led to more frequent ewspaper publications on LGBT topics, hence public discussion on a topic which still remains taboo for many people. This was not entirely what legislators intended. We benefitted from this situation by researching the details and contexts of violence against LGBT in Russia as they were reported in media. The Sexuality Lab studied almost 4,500 media publications about violence against LGBT people in Russia between 2011 and 2016. We categorised all newspaper articles in accordance with the sexuality of the victims reported and the locations of crimes committed. All cities were then classified by population, making it possible for us to calculate an index of safety for every urban settlement.

The data reveal that the most dangerous places for LGBT people are villages in the countryside and small towns with a population below 100,000: they are characterised by the highest rates of violence against LGBT people per 1,000 persons. The safest locations are the largest cities (Moscow and St Petersburg): despite the greater number of crimes against LGBT in these cities, their relative indexes are actually the lowest. This can be explained by understanding the circumstances of these hate crimes.

Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk

Very often, hate crimes are committed as soon as perpetrators learn about the victim’s sexuality, which is usually revealed in a conversation in a private space over a drink or meal. These social gatherings occur more frequently in smaller settlements, because that way of life is simply more common there: there are fewer bars to go to, fewer crowds to blend into, and more free time to kill. People drink alcohol and talk about their personal lives as there’s no other way to spend one’s spare time. Alhough many people in Russia actually do not give a damn about LGBT issues, some still react violently to a person’s coming out – and such reactions are more common in smaller towns and cities.

The graph below shows incidents of violence against LGBT people in different towns and cities of Russia. We compare capital cities, big cities (of 500,000 people and above) and smaller cities (of between 100-500,000 people). This graph shows that the smaller a city, the bigger the probability of violence against LGBT people. Statistically, a gay person is safer in St Petersburg than in a smaller city like Nizhnevartovsk. This could explain why the mayor of Svetlogorsk thinks there are no gay men in his town – anybody with half a mind in that position would leave the place as soon as they felt threatened. 

Violence and hate crimes against LGBT people across Russia, by city size. Image courtesy of the author.

These results aren’t surprising; they just prove once again that homophobia is on the rise in Russia and that hate crimes are supported in its remote regions. We have based our claims on a survey of media publications, which limits the whole picture only to material in the public domain. As a result, there will be many hate crimes which went unreported, and some remote regions not covered in our media survey. However, it is no exaggeration to say that there are parts of the country which are simply not safe for LGBT citizens.

One of the ways to protect oneself is to keep silent about one’s sexuality, concealing it from the public in order not to become a victim of violence. So this secrecy around the existence of homosexuals is reinforced not only by political decisions, but also by individual moves as many LGBT people opt to hide their sexuality. While their response contributes to a culture of silence, they cannot and must not be blamed for it – simply put, they fear for their lives.

The LGBT pride parades pursue a radically different approach: a public and full-throated political demand to recognise that LGBT people exist. Do our data confirm that Russian cities are not ready to host such events on their territories? If our goal is to fight the silence, the data show exactly the contrary: as long as anybody suffers and is killed because of their sexuality, it is important to shout at the top of our voices to try and stop the murders and political climate in which they are tacitly tolerated. Human rights marches across towns and cities of all sizes are one way of articulating this; a means to make violence visible and demand that it stop.

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          Какие города России наименее безопасны для ЛГБТ   

Сексуальная стратификация российских городов, роль медиа и эффекты закона "о пропаганде". English

"ЛГБТ-парад" в Санкт Петербурге, 2014. Фото CC BY-NC-ND 2.0: Мария Комарова / Flickr. Некоторые права защищены.

Традиционно в последние дни июня в десятках стран мира проходит Парад гордости ЛГБТ (лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов, трансгендеров). Обычно выбираются выходные, близкие к 28 июня, тому самому дню, с которого начинается отсчет современного ЛГБТ-движения в США, вдохновившего тактики и стратегии правозащитной работы и в других национальных контекстах. Эта акция, поднимающая вопросы равноправия, прав человека, доступа к ресурсам здравоохранения для ЛГБТ, сегодня везде происходит по-разному. В городах многих стран Европы и США она превратилась в коммерческое мероприятие или культурный фестиваль, а в других странах – проходит под аккомпанемент полицейских пуль.

В России первый "ЛГБТ-парад" состоялся в 1991 году на площади перед Большим театром в рамках первого советского гей-фестиваля. Более поздняя история ЛГБТ-прайдов отсчитывается с 2006 года, когда гей-активист Николай Алексеев впервые предпринял попытку официально организовать парад гордости в Москве. Спустя годы, городские власти так и не осмелились разрешить шествие в защиту прав ЛГБТ по улицам столицы, зато движение ЛГБТ-прайдов обзавелось сторонниками в других городах, а запрещенные акции были успешно оспорены в Европейском суде по правам человека. Алексеев и его последователи подавали заявки на проведение ЛГБТ-шествия в Нижнем Тагиле, Черкесске, Благовещенске, Череповце, Казани и многих других городах России, получая постоянные отказы и оспаривая эти отказы в суде. Лишь в 2013 году в Санкт-Петербурге городские власти не препятствовали "ЛГБТ-параду", однако акция была встречена противниками, которые попытались остановить ее, применив насилие к участникам.

Ультраправые группировки, практикующие насилие, постоянно сопутствуют политической активности ЛГБТ в России. Осуществляя борьбу с некоторыми из них, официальные власти нередко потворствуют другим. Более того, насилие против ЛГБТ является неотъемлемой частью российской политики в области сексуальности.

Так, принятый в 2013 году закон о запрете пропаганды "нетрадиционных сексуальных отношений" вызвал волну насилия против ЛГБТ по всей стране. Данные судебных решений, которые мы обрабатывали в прошлом году, свидетельствуют, что после вступления в силу "закона о пропаганде" количество преступлений ненависти против ЛГБТ возросло почти вдвое. Если в 2012 году таких преступлений мы насчитали 33, то в 2013 - уже 50, а в 2015 - 65! Растет не только общий уровень таких преступлений, но и количество наиболее тяжких из них - убийств людей только за то, что они геи, лесбиянки или трансгендеры.

Воображаемое отсутствие ЛГБТ - не что иное как активное проявление политики замалчивания, вычеркивания какой-то части граждан из национальной общности

Эти данные основаны на официальной судебной статистике, однако добывать и обобщать их нам приходилось самостоятельно. Официальная информация о насилии против ЛГБТ отсутствует. Скорее наоборот, власти всячески пытаются сделать вид, что такой проблемы не существует. В крайней форме это проявляется в отрицании существования самих ЛГБТ-граждан.

После опубликования фактов истязаний мужчин-геев в чеченских секретных тюрьмах, пресс-секретарь главы республики поспешно заявил, что "невозможно преследовать тех, кого в республике попросту нет и быть не может". Схожие заявления поступают и из других регионов, то есть не являются культурно специфичными. Например, рапортуя о полном искоренении "проблемы", глава администрации Светогорска в Ленинградской области сообщает об отсутствии в городке ЛГБТ-сообщества, основываясь на собственных домыслах.

Воображаемое отсутствие ЛГБТ - не что иное как активное проявление политики замалчивания, вычеркивания какой-то части граждан из национальной общности. Эти комментарии, конечно, лишь поддерживают бытующие стереотипы и поощряют насилие в отношении незащищенных групп. Как дело обстоит на самом деле? Если власти какого-то российского города разрешат гей-парад, то выйдут ли на его улицы защитники ложной нравственности, готовые ради неясных целей бить и убивать, лишь бы остановить волеизъявление своих сограждан? Иными словами, насколько опасно в разных городах России открыто быть геем?

Динамика преступлений против ЛГБТ в России

СМИ не только информируют общество о существующих событиях, но и участвуют в становлении социальных проблем, делают какие-то конкретные события важной частью общественных дискуссий. Масс-медиа способны излечивать общество от забвения, рассказывая истории о том, что мы стремимся проигнорировать. Насилие против ЛГБТ является одной из центральных тем правозащитного ЛГБТ-движения, но часто замалчивается в общественных дебатах. В некоторых других странах во многом благодаря СМИ к преступлениям против ЛГБТ было привлечено внимание общественности и законодателей. Одним из самых громких убийств ненависти, получившем широкую огласку, стало убийство гомосексуального подростка Мэттью Шеппарда. Сообщение о его смерти, растиражированное в газетах и журналах, стало поводом для серьезных реформ законодательства в области преступлений ненависти в США.

Одним из эффектов закона о "пропаганде" в России наравне с увеличением уровня насилия стало и то, что об ЛГБТ стали чаще писать в СМИ - результат прямо противоположный замыслу  депутатов. Мы воспользовались этой ситуацией, чтобы больше узнать о деталях и контекстах эпизодов насилия против ЛГБТ в России. Лаборатория исследований сексуальности изучила почти 4500 публикаций о насилии против ЛГБТ в России за 2011-2016 годы. Все публикации были отсортированы по месту происшествия и жертвам насилия, а затем – города были сгруппированы по количеству проживающих в них жителей, и высчитан индекс насилия против ЛГБТ с учетом размера населенного пункта.

Наши данные показывают, что наиболее опасно для ЛГБТ проживать в малых городах (менее 100 тысяч жителей) и в сельской местности – насилие против ЛГБТ на тысячу человек там самое высокое. Безопаснее – мегаполисы (Москва и Санкт-Петербург): хотя в них совершается много преступлений против ЛГБТ, относительные показатели в здесь самые низкие. Это объясняется ситуациями, в которых преступникам становится известно о гомосексуальности жертвы. Очень часто сценой преступления становится общая трапеза с алкогольными напитками, способствующая доверительной беседе и - как следствие - каминг-ауту. 

Для среднестатистического представителя ЛГБТ-сообщества намного безопаснее жить в Петербурге, чем в Нижневартовске

Хотя большинству граждан в этой ситуации будет в целом наплевать на ЛГБТ, реакцией некоторых на гомосексуальное признание становится насилие, и таких реакций относительно больше в мелких населенных пунктах.

Мы сравнили по индексу насилия против ЛГБТ мегаполисы, крупные города (от полумиллиона жителей и выше) и небольшие города (100-500 тысяч жителей). Чем меньше город, тем в основном больше в нем насилия против ЛГБТ.

Выходит, что для среднестатистического представителя ЛГБТ-сообщества намного безопаснее жить в Петербурге, чем в Нижневартовске. Этим объясняется отсутствие геев и в городе Светогорске, глава которого цитировался выше: очевидно, что, чувствуя уровень ненависти к ЛГБТ в маленьком городе, любой здравомыслящий человек стремится покинуть его.

Динамика насилия против ЛГБТ в зависимости от типа города

Такие результаты нельзя назвать удивительными, они лишь подтверждают мнение о том, что в России сохраняется высокий уровень гомофобии, в том числе за счет наиболее удаленных и скрытых ее уголков. В регионах страны (даже по данным прессы, куда попадают далеко не все случаи насилия против ЛГБТ) небезопасно. Понятным способом защиты самих ЛГБТ от насилия является молчание, попытка скрыть собственную сексуальность от окружающих, чтобы не пасть жертвой недалекого убийцы. Скрытность, таким образом, поддерживается не только политическими решениями, но и индивидуальными - каждый человек, решивший умолчать о своей сексуальности, делает вклад в более общую систему буквально могильной тишины вокруг ЛГБТ. Этого человека, однако, нельзя судить за это, ведь он спасает собственную жизнь.

Радикально противоположной стратегией является ЛГБТ-парад - громкое политическое заявление о том, что ЛГБТ существуют. Означают ли наши данные, что российские города еще не готовы принять ЛГБТ-прайд парад на своей территории? Следуя логике борьбы с замалчиванием, все ровно наоборот: пока люди гибнут и страдают от насилия необходимо как можно громче кричать о нарушении их прав, чтобы это насилие остановить. Правозащитные шествия по улицам города – одна из форм такого крика, способ указать на существующую проблему и потребовать ее незамедлительного решения.

 

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베트르가강(베트르가강, 러시아어:Ветлу□га, 라틴 문자 표기: Vetluga, 마리어:В□тла, 라틴 문자 표기: Vutla)은, 러시아키로후주, 코스트로마주, 마리・엘 공화국니지니・노브고로드주를 흐르는 하천이다.보르가 강 하류의 코지모데미얀스크 부근에서 북쪽(좌안)에서 합류하는 지류로, 길이 889 km, 유역 면적은 39,000평방 km에 및, 하구로부터 700 km상류까지는 항행 가능하다.

베트르가강
베트르가강 2006년 8월 22일 촬영
베트르가강
수계 보르가강
연장 889 km
평균 유량 255 m□/s
유역 면적 39,000 km□
수원의 표고 -- m
하구・합류처 보르가강
유역 러시아
템플릿을 표시

베트르가강은 세이베르누이에 구릉의 남으로 출발해, 북쪽에 흐른 후에 90도 방향을 바꾸어 서쪽에, 게다가 90도 방향을 바꾸어 남쪽에 흘러 남동 방향을 향해 보르가 카와모토류의 체보크사르이 인공호수에 합류한다.좌안은 저지에서, 우안은 니탄암사암으로 구성된 표고 100 m 가까운 구릉지가 되어 있다.흐름은 완만하고, 연안에는 다수의 초승달호수가 산재 한다.왼쪽 지류에는 네이카와(Нея), 대카크샤강(БольшаяКакша), 우스타강(Уста), 유론가강(Юронга), 오른쪽 지류에는 보후마강(Вохма), 룰다강(Люнда)등이 있다.11 월초두로부터 4월까지는 동결해, 그 다음은 눈석임물이나 녹은 얼음등에서 증수한다.

강가의 주된 거리에는 샤리야(Шарья)나 베트르가(Ветлуга), 작은 마을에는 바르나비나(Варнавино), 비트르시스키(Ветлужский), 쿠라스누이・에바키(КрасныеБаки), 보스크리세인스코에(Воскресенское)등이 있다.

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          세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008   

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008

세계 선수권 자전거 경기 대회 로드 레이스 2008(UCI Road World Championships 2008)은, 2008년 9월 23일부터 9월 28일까지, 이탈리아바레이제로 개최되었다.

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이탈리아의 기 이타리바레이제
레이스 상세
개최일 2008년 9월 22일~9월 28일
레이스 결과
우승 이탈리아의 기 알렉산드로・밧란(남자 로드)
독일의 기 벨트・그라프슈(남자 ITT)
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아메리카 합중국의 기 엠버・네 벤(여자 ITT)
콜롬비아의 기 파비오・두아르테(남자 U23 로드)
이탈리아의 기 아드리아노・마로리(남자 U23ITT)




목차

전결과

남자 엘리트 개인 로드 레이스

9월 28일(일)260.25 km
선수명 국적 시간
  알렉산드로・밧란   이탈리아 6시간 37분 30초
2 타미아노・쿠네고   이탈리아 +03초
3 마티・치우침 쉘   덴마크
4 다비데・레벳린   이탈리아
5 앤드 리・그리후코   우크라이나
6 호아킨・로드리게스   스페인
7 화비언・베크만   독일
8 크리스티앙・환 베르거   오스트리아
9 닉・뉴이엔스   벨기에
10 로베르토・헤이신크   네델란드
11 유르헨・팬호-렌   벨기에
12 토마스・르브크비스트   스웨덴
13 크리스안켈・세렌센   덴마크 +06초
14 앗산・바자이에후   카자흐스탄 +58초
15 필립・질 베일   벨기에
16 크리스티 얀・파이트   슬로베니아 +1분 01초
17 후레후・판아베르마트   벨기에
18 고라즈드・슈탄게리   슬로베니아
19 제로므・피노   프랑스 +1분 13초
20 블라디미르・카르페트   러시아
77 신성행야   일본 +22분 50초
도중 기권 이노우에 남자 아이   일본
도중 기권 노데라 히데노리   일본

남자 엘리트 타임 트라이얼

9월 25일(목)43.70 km
선수명 국적 시간
  벨트・그라프슈   독일 52분 01초 60
2 스베인・타후트   캐나다 +42초 79
3 데이비드・자브린스키   아메리카 합중국 +52초 27
4 리바이・라이프하이마   아메리카 합중국 +1분 05초 42
5 그스타브・랄슨   스웨덴 +1분 05초 84
6 스테인・데보르델   벨기에 +1분 15초 41
7 토니・말틴   독일 +1분 16초 26
8 야네스・브라이코비치   슬로베니아 +1분 25초 16
9 데이비드・미러   영국 +1분 25초 26
10 실반・샤바넬   프랑스 +1분 25초 82
11 블라디미르・그세후   러시아 +1분 27초 13
12 마이클・로쟈스   오스트레일리아 +1분 33초 32
13 마르코・피놋티   이탈리아 +1분 34초 12
14 마누엘・쿠인트아트   이탈리아 +1분 36초 79
15 셀게이・곤챠르   우크라이나 +1분 38초 00
16 호세・이반・구티에레스   스페인 +1분 54초 63
17 마테이・유르코   슬로바키아 +1분 58초 00
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- 70843 CORK BROWN
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- 70847 DARK SAND
- 70855 BLACK GLAZE
- 70861 GLOSSY BLACK
- 70863 GUNMETAL GREY
- 70866 GREY GREEN
- 70870 MEDIUM SEA GREY
- 70872 CHOCOLATE BROWN
- 70876 BROWN SAND
- 70878 OLD GOLD
- 70879 GREEN-BROWN
- 70883 SILVERGREY
- 70887 BROWN VIOLET
- 70889 US OLIVE DRAB
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- 70893 US DARK GREEN
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          Recipe for Egg Salad Sandwich On Toast - Slightly Indian   
When I moved from India to the United States in 2006, I encountered a multitude of food items I had never tasted in India. I could readily understand why I had never tasted most of those items in India, due to Indian conventions, habits, and availability of ingredients, such as ribs or steak tartare. But there was one item whose sheer simplicity astounded me. And which, by rights, should have been really popular in India. That item was the egg salad sandwich. I couldn't figure out why I had never encountered it in India.

The egg salad sandwich is so simple, even minimal. So elegant. So tasty. And so ideal for spicier Indian variations. And yet, almost completely absent from menus in India. Why? I have no idea!

Most chicken sandwiches you get in India are cousins of the egg salad sandwich - shredded chicken mixed with mayonnaise and mustard, served on toasted or untoasted bread. Another popular item in India, the Russian salad (which results in Russian salad sandwich or Rusian salad roll) is also similar. So why is the egg salad sandwich not available in India? I have no idea! But I hope it becomes popular.

Here's the most basic recipe for an egg salad sandwich. Take hard-boiled eggs. Shell them. Mash them. Add mustard, mayo, salt, pepper. Make a sandwich using toasted bread. Enjoy!

Another reason this sandwich should, by rights, be extremely popular in India, is the fact that you can easily add quintessentially Indian spices and make it more flavorful. You can also add different veggies to it, to play around with the texture. That's what I do. I love experimenting with the basic egg salad. I have tried various combinations over the years. Here is my favorite recipe for what is (for me) the perfect Egg Salad Sandwich on Toast:

Recipe (makes 2 sandwiches of 2 toasted bread slices each)

Ingredients:
4 slices of bread
2 eggs hard boiled
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbs mustard (I prefer Dijon, but french mustard works well too)
1 tbsp chopped onion (optional)
1 tbsp chopped bell pepper/capsicum (optional)
Paprika/cayenne/red chili powder (to taste, optional)
Cumin powder (to taste, optional)
Black pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)

Directions:

Egg salad is among the easiest sandwiches to make. You don't need to be an expert on cooking by any means. Even the novice-est of novices can get it right.

The first step is to hard boil eggs.



















The perfect timing and technique for this varies based on the freshness of your egg (surprising fact - slightly stale eggs when boiled are easier to peel than fresh eggs), its size, and how hard you like your egg boiled.



















Peel the egg. Put the peeled eggs in a bowl.


















Now we need to mince the eggs. There are different ways of approaching this. You can just crush a whole egg with a spoon or a spatula.



















Or you can use an egg slicer to first make elegant slices and then mince the egg.



















Eventually, you mince them with a spoon or a spatula. Go to town on 'em. Crush them the way Assad crushes protesters in Syria.



















Now whether you want to go as far as Assad or dial it back like Mubarak depends on your taste. I like to leave some pieces of the egg white intact, roughly 1 cm in size. Personally, I prefer slightly chunkier versions to an egg salad where the entire egg is minced like keema. So my ideal minced eggs look like this.



















From here on, it's as easy as silencing protesters in Bahrain. Let me tell you about the basic ingredients first. You first add 1 tbsp each of mayonnaise and mustard.



















Then you add salt and pepper. Nothing like a pepper grinder to bring out the freshest flavors!





At its most basic, this is egg salad. You can mix the whole shebang, put it between toasts, and you're good to go. But I also like to add onions. And red or green bell pepper (aka capsicum). This time, I added red peppers because that's all I had at home. They tend to be slightly sweet.



















I also like to add red chili powder (or paprika or cayenne depending on your taste) because I like a little heat in my egg salad. Not too much. Just a pinch. I also add a pinch of cumin powder because based on all my experiments, I think that's a spice that goes best with egg salad.



















Then you mix the whole thing together. Stir it, stir it, stir it, stir it, like a polaroid picture! And this is how it looks.



















I know, not very appetizing. But as Shrek said, don't judge me before you taste me.

Next, we toast the bread. You can use a toaster, but I prefer toasting them on a pan, girdle, or as I have done here, a tava. I like 'em nicely browned and crisped!



















Done toasting? Now take a toast, and add a generous helping of the egg salad.



















And when I say generous, I mean really generous! It's egg salad not butter. Lay it on as thick as Fox News. It should be a thick layer, well thicker than the bread itself.  Cover the bread entirely, without letting any salad spill out the edges. Like this. The spartan toast should look overwhelmed by the rich gooey mixture.



















But don't worry about the spartan toast. Its Leonidas is on its way (when the heck did the Arab Spring similes turn into Ancient Greek similes!??). Put the other toast on top. And make sure the egg salad layer is thick like this.



















Next, you can either pounce on the sandwich like the Persians pounced on the Spartans at Thermopylae. Or you can cut the sandwich in two, like Xerxes wanted done with Leonidas.



















There it is. Beautiful, tasty, simple, and nutritious Egg Salad on Toast. Enjoy! I like to position my diagonally cut sandwiches like in the image above and imagine it is the globe from Pacman that I Binky, am attacking. As you can see, all my cooking similes and metaphors have to do with wars and bloodshed. What do to? I am Gandhian that way. Anyway, enjoy the sandwich.

Oh, and if you're like me and savor licking remnants of food off utensils, don't forget the bowl you made the egg salad in.  See this?



















Don't throw it in the sink. Long after you've polished off the sandwiches, working on the remains of that great civilization in the bowl can bring you greater please than archaeologists relishing Greek ruins.

          Australia - Walkin' on Sunshine in Barbados   
Every once in a while, test cricket says to other sports "Who's your daddy? I am!" Today is one such time.

Five days ago, if you had said to me, "Australia will win the Barbados test", I'd have responded, yeah, probably...for sure... so?

The beauty of test cricket is its ability to engineer the most bizarre dramas, replete with unexpected reversals, and above all, often making the the audience switch their loyalties.

Five days ago, I was sure that Australia, the side that whitewashed the kinda-mighty Indians, would make mincemeat of West Indies. It didn't even seem like a test series worth following on Cricinfo. But follow it I did. Once you love test cricket, you can't help but follow test cricket, no matter how foregone the conclusion might seem.

Then came the first major twist in the tail. The Windies, marshaled by that old fox Chanderpaul, posted a 400+ score. It's not often that a team loses after scoring 400+ in the first innings. Even better, the Windies bowlers got rid of the Aussie top and middle order fairly soon.

Holy crap! The Windies were set to get a substantial first innings lead. And even win the test! Go West Indies, I thought. Yessss! Schadenfreude is a cool-sounding word, but it truly finds its meaning when the Australian cricket team is losing. Go Windies!

And then test cricket showed why it's everyone's daddy. The Aussies, reverting to a sickening old habit, fought back. Their tail wagged, chipping away at the deficit. Their 10th wicket partnership was going strong, reducing the deficit to a mathematical factoid. Heck, they might even wipe off the deficit.

And then.... huh! Clarke decalred! What!??! He declared, with his 10 wicket pair going strong and the deficit still 43! He declared to, ostensibly and obviously, have enough time to actually win the test.

I have generally disliked the Aussie team. And I don't like Michael Clarke. But this decision won me over. What a declaration! True, his 10th wicket was at the crease, so to posterity, it might not seem like much. But in the context of the match, it was quite a doozy.

Turns out Clarke shocked not just us fans, but the Windies batsmen too. They promptly collapsed in a heap. And suddenly, it seemed like Australia might win this. It wasn't easy. Sure, it seemed easy - 192 in 60-odd overs. But the fading April light meant there was no chance to get more than 50 overs. On a 5th day pitch.

Then came the inevitable sad flashback. India at Dominica last year. The #1 test team in the world. Set 180 in 47 overs. And India decided to play it safe and accepted a draw after a half-hearted attempt. As an Indian, the whitewashes in England and Australia hurt, but didn;t come close to the shame and outrage I felt for the Dominica cop-out.

Surely Clarke with his brave declaration wouldn't pull a Dhoni and play it sickeningly safe? He better not. Aussies better win this.

And that's the weird journey I made in a handful of days. From "Oh, Aussies will definitely win" to "Wow, WI are batting well." to "WI may get the lead! Wow! WI can win this!" to "Oh no! Oh damn! Aussies might save the test" to the final leap "Please please please Australia, win this!"

For that is the beauty of test cricket. It can shake your convictions and loyalties. The action in the middle can make you forget your prejudices and switch sides to support the side playing truly in line with the game's true character. If you've seen Rocky 4, you might remember how the Russian spectators stop cheering for Ivan Drago and start cheering for Rocky, going against all their loyalties and convictions. Well, that was a (rather badly) scripted movie. This is the reality of test cricket.

By the 3rd session on day 5, I found myself, for the first time in well over a decade, cheering for an Australian win. It may seem like an odd, even fickle reversal to cheer the side that I was so dead set against just 5 days ago.

But that's what test cricket does. And did. To me. My heart raced as I groaned at every Australian wicket and cheered every big hit from the Aussies. I kept trying to calculate how long sunshine would last before the umpires closed the proceedings for bad light. And I kept hoping the Aussies would make it.

Aussies - the pre-match favorites, and Windies the underdogs. But test cricket when it is in its element, can make you cheer for the favorites as if they're the underdogs.

Finally, Australia won. They walked on sunshine. And have most likely ushered in another era of self-belief and dominance that will be the bane of other teams in the next decade.
          TS213:Judge Judy,Fiorini,Adam Kinzinger,Russian Maxim   
Honey Buns RSVP please to our Throwing Shade Pilot Taping! This week Erin is fucking over the right’s war on Planned Parenthood, and Bryan finally has a reason to subscribe to Russian Maxim.  In case you were worried, Alan Turing AND Neil Patrick Harris did make their “gays who have earned our respect…I guess” list! Take a breath of fresh…give a care!
          Historic Congregation Embraces New Model of Shul Life   
When Jews fleeing czarist Russia arrived in Philadelphia in 1874, they founded Chevra B’nai Avrohom mi Russe, probably with little thought to the synagogue’s adaptability to 21st-century life.
          TS158:Pippin, Tim Cook, Lady Lawmakers, w/ Guests The Straight Out Report   
Apple's CEO Tim Cook came out of the closet, which made the entire country of Russia lose its mind. Plus, the co-hosts from "The Straight Out Report" on Logo (Friday nights at 10pm) swing by to play a game of Celebrity Net Worth. Who's got more money - Jolie or Aniston?! It will definitely be the most important thing you will learn today.    Watch Us!  Every Wednesday on Funny or Die Subscribe and Rate Us! iTunes Tweet Us!  @gibblertron & @bryansafi Use the Hashtag #tspod Email Us! shadethrowing@gmail.com Like Us! Throwing Shade Facebook Page Old School Listen! RSS Feed
          Russian border guards get lost, end up getting arrested in Ukraine   
Russia's domestic security agency says two border guards got lost and ended up in Ukraine.
          Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin face high-stakes meeting in Germany   
Meeting face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump's "America First'' policy will be put to the test if he opts to confront Russia over intelligence that Moscow meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
          TS102: Stoli Vodka, OkCupid, SkyMall and Special Guest Cheyenne Jackson   
As Jennifer Love Hewitt Lopez Jason Leigh once said, there is no time like the present. And this week, Erin and Bryan are listening to her. They go through all the ups and downs of online dating and also discuss the incredible business ventures available in SkyMall magazine. Bryan talks about the most famous Russian vodka in the world and asks whether or not those nation-wide vodka pour-outs are doing anything for anything. And finally, we play HiBrow/LoBrow with the multi-talented and super-amazing Cheyenne Jackson (Behind the Candelabra, 30 Rock, Xanadu on Broadway) who tells us exactly what Michael Douglas and Matt Damon smell like. 1-2-3-GO!  Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS93: Blue Jasmine, Putin's Anti-LGBT laws, Asian Girlz, Motown Philly   
Bryan barely pulls himself out of a "Blue Jasmine" haze to drive to Erin's for this week's Throwing Shade, wherein they chitty chat about Putin, Russia's archaic anti-LGBT legistlature, Day Above Ground's viral, racist, sexist opus, "Asian Girlz" and a very special phone call with Secretary of State Johnny Kerry. Enjoy this Throwing Shade with a nice chardonnay and a chevre.   See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          TS88: Waterpark Bikini Insanity, Gay Adoption in Russia, Pat Robertson, Throwing Shade East Coast Tour   
Erin and Bryan are back from their West Coast tour feeling fresh, funky and extremely independent. This week, Erin throws serious shade at a waterpark in Missouri that kicked a woman out because they didn't like how she looked in a bikini. And Bryan talks about Russia's new adoption laws and covers the latest joke in Pat Robertson's endless standup routine.  Ready to throw some shade? Be our guest!  See TSPOD live on our East Coast tour! Buy tickets here Subscribe and Rate on iTunes @gibblertron & @bryansafi #tspod shadethrowing@gmail.com Official Max Fun Page Facebook page RSS Feed
          The New York Times Finally Retracts Russia-Gate Canard   

On Thursday, the Times – while leaving most of Haberman’s ridicule of Trump in place – noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence “assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.” Continue reading

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          Warner: Why is US Soccer absolved?   

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has told The Times that the Garcia report into corruption around the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids is “not even worth the paper it has been written on” and questioned why U.S. Soccer was absolved after he and Sepp Blatter met President Barack Obama.

The report, produced by American lawyer Michael J. Garcia in 2014 but only released in full this week, said the England 2018 World Cup bid team was found to have “accommodated or at least attempted to satisfy the improper request”of executive committee members, including Warner, ahead of the voting in 2010.

The United States’ effort to host the 2022 World Cup, meanwhile, was found to have generally followed FIFA’s bidding rules.

Warner, who was arrested and charged as part of the FBI’s probe into money-laundering in 2015 and then banned from taking part in any football-related activity for life, told the English newspaper in an email that he continues to “sleep very soundly” following the report’s release.

He wrote in an email: “For me the report is not even worth the paper it has been written on and of course not the whopping fee paid for it either. As it relates to me personally, I continue to sleep very soundly at nights for nothing in the report implicates me personally in any sleaze.”

The investigation found that Warner had requested England 2018 to find his “adopted son” Richard Sebro, a man with no obvious football credentials, a job with Tottenham, then at Wembley, before moving to Aston Villa.

Other favours granted to Warner were the waiving of a £168,000 debt owed to the Football Association by the Jamaican Football Federation and the sponsorship of a £36,000 Caribbean Football Union gala dinner.

Undisclosed “favours and benefits” were also granted by the FA to a team Warner owned — Joe Public Football Club.

Warner told The Times that all the requests he made to the English FA were “for other persons or entities and never for my family or me.”

He also questioned the decision to absolve the U.S. bidding team, citing a visit that he and then FIFA president Blatter had made to the Oval Office in 2009.

He wrote: “I have also taken note that the American investigator has absolved the US Soccer Federation and I ask myself how come? Was this not the same USSF that facilitated a visit to the White House for Sepp and me to meet Obama? How do you characterise that?

“Was this not the same USSF that arranged for [then Confederation of African Football president Issa] Hayatou and his Ex Co members to do the same? But then again this is the US that I guess determines if you fall, live or die.”

Meanwhile, the Serious Fraud Office in the United Kingdom is analysing the Garcia report.

The decisions to award Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 edition have been dogged by allegations of bribery and corruption since they were made in December 2010.

An SFO spokesperson said: “The SFO is reviewing the Garcia Report. We can make no further comment at this stage.”

Confirmation of the SFO’s interest comes 20 months after its director, David Green, told MPs of potential money-laundering offences, including a payment of 500,000 Australian dollars (£295,000) made by the Australia 2022 bid committee to former CONCACAF president Warner, which may have gone through London.

At the time, Green, who was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, said the SFO “cannot touch FIFA with the Bribery Act as things stand” as it became law in July 2011 and most of the World Cup allegations took place before then.

In October 2015, the SFO had a team of five going through more than 1,600 documents provided by the FA relating to England’s failed 2018 bid.

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          Structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          IMA 2015-012 = puninite and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Siidra, O.I., Nazarchuk, E.V., Zaitsev, A.N., Lukina, E.A., Avdontseva, E.Y., Vergasova, L.P., Vlasenko, N.S., Filatov, S.K., Turner, R., Karpov, G.A. (2017): Copper oxosulphates from fumaroles of Tolbachik Vulcano: puninite, Na2Cu3O(SO4)3 - a new mineral species and structure refinements of kamchatkite and alumoklyuchevskite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 499-510.

Abstract:
Typical characteristics of many anhydrous sulphates of exhalative origin at fumaroles at the Second scoria cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia, are the presence of additional oxygen atoms (Oa) in the composition. Recent field works on the fumaroles of the Second scoria cone in 2014 and 2015 resulted in discovery of a new mineral species, puninite, and collection of fresh alumoklyuchevskite and kamchatkite samples which allowed the re-refinement of crystal structures. The crystal structure of kamchatkite, KCu3O(SO4)2Cl, was solved and refined in Pnma space group (a = 9.755(2), b = 7.0152(15), c = 12.886(3) Å, V = 881.8(3)Å3, R1 = 0.021), whereas alumoklyuchevskite, K3Cu3AlO2(SO4)4, is triclinic, P-1; (a = 4.952(3), b = 11.978(6), c = 14.626(12) Å, α = 87.119(9), β = 80.251(9), γ = 78.070(9)°, V = 836.3 (9)Å3, R1 = 0.049) in contrast to previously reported data.
The new mineral puninite, ideally Na2Cu3O(SO4)3, was found in sublimates of Glavnaya Tenoritovaya fumarole. The mineral is named in honor of the Russian crystallographer Yurii Olegovich Punin (1941–2014). Puninite is closely associated with lammerite-β, tenorite, hematite and anhydrite. Puninite is emerald-green in colour. It is biaxial, optically positive, α = 1.587(2), β = 1.611(2), γ = 1.649(2), 2Vcalc=60°. The mineral is soluble in water. The empirical formula of puninite based on 13 O atoms is (Na1.76K0.08)Σ1.84(Cu2.97Zn0.04)Σ3.01(SO4)3.02O0.92. Puninite is the first Na-dominant copper oxosulfate mineral observed on Second scoria cone. It is monoclinic, C2/c, a = 17.41(1), b = 9.39(1), c = 14.40(1) Å, β = 112.04(7)°, V = 2183(2)Å3, Z = 8. The eight strongest lines of the X-ray powder diffraction pattern are (I-d-hkl): 100-8.058-200, 18.88-6.675- 00&2macr;, 28.47-6.466- 20&2macr;, 14.1-4.398-202, 17.37-4.247- 11&3macr;, 33.89-3.839- 02&2macr;, 29.15-2.854- 22&4macr;, 14.95-2.724- 02&4macr;. Puninite is structurally related to euchlorine, NaKCu3O(SO4)3 and to fedotovite, K2Cu3O(SO4)3. The unit-cell a parameter value is very sensitive to the K-Na ratio in “euchlorine group” minerals. The crystal structure of puninite (R1 = 0.035) is based on oxocentred [O2Cu6]8+ dimers. Four sulphate tetrahedra are ‘face-to-face’ attached to the dimers, whereas the other sulphate tetrahedral groups provide their linkage in two dimensions. The structural architecture of all the copper-oxosulphate exhalative minerals described in this paper can be described as being organized via a “host–guest” principle.
          Crystal chemistry of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from Sludyanka complex, Lake Baikal, Russia (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Bosi, F., Reznitskii, L., Halenius, U., Skogby, H. (2017): Crystal chemistry of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from Sludyanka complex, Lake Baikal, Russia. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 457-472.

Abstract:
Twelve Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from the Sludyanka crystalline complex (Russia) were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and electron microprobe analysis. Three samples were also optically characterized by optical absorption spectroscopy and refractive index measurements. The data obtained and those of fourteen earlier studied oxy-tourmalines from the same locality show a complete substitution series due to the replacement of Al ↔ V3+ ↔ Cr3+. The cation site distribution results show that Mg has a strong preference for the Z site, whereas the trivalent cations have a preference for Y and Z controlled by their size: YV3+ > YCr >> YAl and ZAl >> ZCr > ZV3+.
In accordance with the bond-valence theory, the observed increase of F content with increasing Cr content may be interpreted by the occurrence of the local arrangements O1(F)–Y(CrCrCr) and Z[Cr(Cr,Mg)]–O3(O2−)–Y(Cr), while the incorporation of V3+ into the oxy-tourmaline structure is controlled by the local arrangement O1(O2−)–Y(VVV).
The unit-cell parameters (a and c) are strictly correlated to each other and can be expressed by a quadratic relation dependent on the mean-bond distances 〈Z–O〉 and 〈X–O〉. A strong positive correlation between (V + Cr) content and mean refractive index is proposed as a reliable guide to derive the composition of Al–V–Cr oxy-tourmalines from refractive-index measurements.
          Crystal-chemical relations and classification problems belonging to the oxy-schorl – oxy-dravite – bosiite – povondraite series (no replies)   
Reference:
▪ Bosi, F., Cámara, F., Ciriotti, M.E., Hålenius, U., Reznitskii, L., Stagno, V. (2017): Crystal-chemical relations and classification problems in tourmalines belonging to the oxy-schorl – oxy-dravite – bosiite – povondraite series. European Journal of Mineralogy, 29, 445-455.

Abstract:
Two oxy-tourmalines showing intermediate compositions between the oxy-schorl and oxy-dravite series (sample from Sludyanka crystalline complex, Baikal, Russia) and the oxy-dravite and bosiite series (sample from the Valletta mine, Piedmont, Italy) were structurally and chemically characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, electron microprobe analysis, optical absorption and Synchrotron Mössbauer source spectroscopy. A comparative analysis of the results, along with data from literature on additional samples corresponding to the species oxy-schorl, oxy-dravite, bosiite and povondraite, show that the main structural variations within the Fe-bearing, Na-dominant oxy-tourmalines are related to variations in the content of Fe, which is incorporated into the structure via substitution mechanisms that involves Al. The results also show the occurrence of a complete substitution series from oxy-schorl via oxy-dravite and bosiite to povondraite, but no (or a limited) direct substitution series between oxy-schorl and bosiite (or povondraite). The substitution of Al by larger cations causes changes in ⟨Y–O⟩ and ⟨Z–O⟩ distances as well as in the unit-cell parameters. The effect of ⟨Y–O⟩ on the a-parameter is evident in the oxy-schorl–oxy-dravite series, but it is of marginal significance in the oxy-dravite–bosiite–povondraite series. On the other hand, a good correlation exists between ⟨Z–O⟩ and the a-parameter only in the oxy-dravite–bosiite–povondraite series. The c-parameter is strongly correlated with ⟨Z–O⟩ along the entire substitution series.
Classification problems related to the naming of Fe-bearing, Na-dominant oxy-tourmalines are discussed. Application of the nomenclature rules in force resulted in ambiguous naming of the studied samples. This makes, for example, direct comparisons of physical and chemical properties of tourmalines originating from different deposits difficult.
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I was in San Francisco for work and celebrated a productive morning with an out-of-the-way lunch. This is Palmyra.

I got the Kibbi platter, which consists of:
Four shells of mashed cracked wheat stuffed with ground beef, sauteed onions, and pine nuts served with a side of hummus, cucumber salad, pita, garlic sauce, and hot sauce.

The kibbi was/were delicious. Not greasy or heavy at all. My only complaint was that it only came with four pieces.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
           "A Hero of Our Time" By Mikhail Lermontov 當代英雄 (丘光譯)   
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丘光新譯的【當代英雄】,才清楚知道:書套的背面有詳細的高加索之旅地圖和要點。用心、用情製作翻譯的書最感人。



阿邦贈書【當代英雄】(宋雲森譯,新竹:啟明,2013),與
丘光譯本(台北:櫻桃園,2012)有點互補:註解上(送本有高加索等處士意圖,可遠遠不夠細......)、插圖上。
讀了第一章Bela之後可知馬克思等人對作者的特色說明。
也可進一步了解後人的芭蕾舞
A HERO OF OUR TIME | Ep. 5 | Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yBNSGo-cP8
英文版Wikipedia詞條
"A Hero of Our Time (Russian: Герой нашего времени, Geroy nashego vremeni) is a novel by Mikhail Lermontov, written in 1839, published in 1840, and revised in 1841.
It is an example of the superfluous man novel, noted for its compelling Byronic hero (or antihero) Pechorin and for the beautiful descriptions of the Caucasus. There are several English translations, including one by Vladimir Nabokov and Dmitri Nabokov in 1958."
譯藝獎 2016 俄國文學翻譯 丘光 2016-Oct-01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upMksbO2X7A&t=18s



俄國文學翻譯 譯藝獎 2016 得獎者: 丘光 2016-Oct-01 2010年, 丘光成立一個專門從事俄國文學翻譯的出版社,並以契訶夫(Anton…




 《萊蒙托夫》《當代英雄》


《萊蒙托夫》萊蒙托夫 (豆瓣) -豆瓣讀書
book.douban.com/subject/3639767/
萊蒙托夫 .作者:伊凡諾夫(Иванов)出版社: 上海譯文出版社譯者: 克冰出版年: 1993-6頁數: 515定價: 9.60元裝幀:平裝***
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Lermontov
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今天是俄國作家萊蒙托夫(1814-1841)的兩百歲冥誕,他對後來俄國小說家的心理分析上有重大的影響,也是一直在我心裡占有一個位子的作家,值得我來紀念一番。櫻桃園文化可以說在兩年前就先行慶祝了這個日子,新譯出版《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》(其實本該在今年出版,但機緣巧合下早產了)。
http://vs-press.blogspot.tw/2014/10/Lermontov-200birthday.html
......有意思的是,萊蒙托夫一輩子創作,主題多半是對抗宿命。
《當代英雄》在小說最後,主角佩喬林導出這樣的結論:
「我們經常把感覺上的欺騙或理智上的誤解當成確定的信念!……我喜歡懷疑一切:這樣的思考方式並不會妨礙性格的決斷力;相反地,就我而言,就算前方等著我的是一片茫然,我都會勇往直前。」

哇!這個人多麼喜歡懷疑一切,否定一切。如果我們剝掉佩喬林的拜倫式英雄氣質(勇往直前),再拿杜斯妥也夫斯基筆下的地下室人來對照,好像有點似曾相似吧?

看來,托爾斯泰並非憑空說出那樣的話。

※相關連結:

《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》簡介http://vspress.pixnet.net/blog/post/4535571
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http://youtu.be/MyT438z9CB8

Published on May 30, 2012
《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》,櫻桃園文化出版,2012年6月1日

每個時代都值得一讀再讀的俄國心理小說經典

啟發杜斯妥也夫斯基的心理分析,滋養托爾斯泰的寫作風格,令契訶夫奉為文學創作範本,­影響台灣作家鄭清文寫出《現代英雄》

世界級作家同聲讚譽,文藝創作人一致推薦:王聰威、宇文正、吳鈞堯、李維菁、臥斧、紀­大偉、孫梓評、郝譽翔、高翊峰、陳雪、傅月庵、童偉格、辜振豐、黃春明、楊佳嫻、楊照­、熊宗慧、歐茵西、蔡素芬、鄭清文、顏忠賢(按姓名排序)

那不願安逸的衝動,召喚每個年輕的心!

《當代英雄》是一部探索心靈的小說,形式上集遊記、日記、懺悔錄於一體,包含了五篇互­涉的小說〈貝拉〉、〈馬克辛‧馬克辛梅奇〉、〈塔曼〉、〈梅麗公爵小姐〉、〈宿命論者­〉,以及兩篇序文,故事由三位敘事者交織講述,融成一個風格獨特的故事盛宴。它是俄國­文學史上第一部長篇小說(非韻文體),開創了俄國小說體裁形式的新局,也豐富了心理分­析的深度,影響並造就了後輩杜斯妥也夫斯基、托爾斯泰、契訶夫等作家。

「當代英雄」是個外表冷靜內心狂熱的惡魔般人物,體現在小說主角俄國駐高加索軍官佩喬­林的身上,事實上也映照出整個時代社會的諸多惡習,綜合出一副尖刻卻又動人的心靈樣貌­,甚至跨越了時空,讓活在現今的我們亦自覺到心中那不為人知的一面正蠢蠢回應著。佩喬­林擁有無比的意志力,竭盡所能地對抗虛偽的社會,也對抗矛盾的自我。他玩世不恭,粗暴­地剝開世俗的虛假價值觀,恣意揮霍自己的複雜心靈,欺騙女人的感情,嘲笑男人的友情,譏諷政府的專橫,他玩弄整個時代社會,也與內在自我相互爭鬥,真誠地揭露自己的虛無可­悲。

我回顧往事,經常自問:為什麼我不想走命運開給我的那條路?
那裡有清靜的歡樂與心靈的平和等待著我......不,我不願安於這種命運!

正是這份永不耽於安逸的衝動、至高無上的自由意志,召喚著每個時代年輕的心。

作者萊蒙托夫是俄國大詩人,他是說故事的天才,也是探索心理的惡魔,筆觸細膩,對話機­鋒,獨白深刻,小說視角從外部旁觀到內省自觀,使讀者一步步進入到「當代英雄」的內心­世界,同時在優美文字中感受到高加索的絕世風情、愛情冒險的危險關係,以及他那傲睨命­運的自由意志。





“I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.”
―from "A Hero of Our Time" By Mikhail Lermontov, with a Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, Translation by Vladimir Nabokov and Dmitri Nabokov
In its adventurous happenings–its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues–A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ’30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin–the archetypal Russian antihero–Lermontov’s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of a Russian literature that it helped, in great measure, to make possible. This edition includes a Translator’s Foreword by Vladimir Nabokov, who translated the novel in collaboration with his son, Dmitri Nabokov. READ an excerpt here:http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/100118/a-hero-of-our-time/




那不願安逸的衝動,召喚每個年輕的心!
  《當代英雄》是一部探索心靈的小說,形式上集遊記、日記、懺悔錄於一體,包含了五篇互涉的小說〈貝拉〉、〈馬克辛.馬克辛梅奇〉、〈塔曼〉、〈梅麗公爵小姐〉、〈宿命論者〉,以及兩篇序文,故事由三位敘事者交織講述,融成一個風格獨特的故事盛宴。它是俄國文學史上第一部長篇小說(非韻文體),開創了俄國小說體裁形式的新局,也豐富了心理分析的深度,影響並造就了後輩杜斯妥也夫斯基、托爾斯泰、契訶夫等作家。
  「當代英雄」是個外表冷靜內心狂熱的惡魔般人物,體現在小說主角俄國駐高加索軍官佩喬林的身上,事實上也映照出整個時代社會的諸多惡習,綜合出一副尖刻卻又動人的心靈樣貌,甚至跨越了時空,讓活在現今的我們亦自覺到心中那不為人知的一面正蠢蠢回應著。佩喬林擁有無比的意志力,竭盡所能地對抗虛偽的社會,也對抗矛盾的自我。他玩世不恭,粗暴地剝開世俗的虛假價值觀,恣意揮霍自己的複雜心靈,欺騙女人的感情,嘲笑男人的友情,譏諷政府的專橫,他玩弄整個時代社會,也與內在自我相互爭鬥,真誠地揭露自己的虛無可悲。
  我回顧往事,經常自問:為什麼我不想走命運開給我的那條路?
  那裡有清靜的歡樂與心靈的平和等待著我……不,我不願安於這種命運!
  正是這份永不耽於安逸的衝動、至高無上的自由意志,召喚著每個時代年輕的心。
  作者萊蒙托夫是俄國大詩人,他是說故事的天才,也是探索心理的惡魔,筆觸細膩,對話機鋒,獨白深刻,小說視角從外部旁觀到內省自觀,使讀者一步步進入到「當代英雄」的內心世界,同時在優美文字中感受到高加索的絕世風情、愛情冒險的危險關係,以及他那傲睨命運的自由意志。
本書特色
  ◎台灣首度翻譯出版,每個時代都值得一讀再讀的俄國心理小說經典
  ◎世界級作家同聲讚譽,創作人必備的案頭書:啟發杜斯妥也夫斯基的心理分析,滋養托爾斯泰的寫作風格,令契訶夫奉為文學創作範本,影響台灣作家鄭清文寫出《現代英雄》
作者簡介
米哈伊爾.萊蒙托夫 Mikhail Lermontov, 1814-1841
  繼普希金之後俄國最偉大的詩人,劇作家、小說家,心理小說的藝術手法影響俄國至今。出生於莫斯科,父親是退役軍官,傳說是蘇格蘭貴族移民至俄國的後裔,母親出身顯赫貴族家庭,這段婚姻不被祝福,母親早逝,父親爭取撫養不成被迫離開,作家從小由外祖母撫養。就讀貴族中學期間,因沙皇視察時不滿過分自由的風氣而下令改制為普通中學,他便退學明志,隨即考入莫斯科大學,但一年後與教授爭吵而離校,轉讀彼得堡的軍校,畢業後成為近衛軍驃騎兵團軍官,展開漂泊的軍旅人生。創作上,十四歲開始寫詩,一八三七年為普希金決鬥身亡而發表〈詩人之死〉才揚名文壇,詩中譴責沙皇的宮廷權貴,因此激怒政權,被流放至高加索駐守邊防,在二十七歲那年與人決鬥身亡。多舛的人生經歷、沉鬱的性格和不羈的自由意志,使他的創作獨樹一格,包括數百首抒情詩歌、敘事詩、戲劇、小說,重要作品有戲劇《化裝舞會》、敘事詩《童僧》、敘事詩《惡魔》、小說《當代英雄》等。
譯者簡介
丘光
  國立政治大學東語系俄文組畢業,俄羅斯國立莫斯科大學語言系文學碩士。譯作有:《墮天使暗殺組》、《幽巡者》(合譯)、《帶小狗的女士:契訶夫小說新選新譯》、《當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯》。

作者序
當代英雄
  每一本書的序文,既是最先也是最後的產物,它或作為創作意圖之說明,或作為答覆評論之辯護[譯注1]。然而,不論是道德意圖或報刊攻訐往往都不是讀者關心的重點,因此他們通常不讀序文。這在我們國家,很遺憾尤其如此。我們的閱聽大眾還太年輕、太天真,如果在寓言的結尾沒找到道德訓誡,他們就無法理解文章要說什麼。他們看不透玩笑,感受不到嘲諷,只能說他們被教育得太差。他們還不知道,在一個正經的社會或一本正經的書裡,不可能會出現公然辱罵的情節。在當代文化發展下有一種更犀利的武器應運而生,它幾不可見,但仍致命,它藏身在諂媚的外衣之下,卻帶來難以抵擋的精準打擊。我們的閱聽大眾活像鄉巴佬,偷聽到分屬敵對政府的兩位外交官談話後,還真會相信他們倆會為了彼此最親密的友誼而回去欺瞞自家政府。
  這本書不久前才親身經歷過這種不幸,一些讀者甚至報刊只看到書名便望文生義輕信了[譯注2]。另一些讀者則覺得,怎麼把像當代英雄這麼不道德的人物當作他們的榜樣,因此感到非常受辱,而且還挺認真看待;更有其他讀者非常敏銳地指出,作者是在描繪自己和周遭熟人的形象……老套又可憐的笑話!但是,顯然羅斯[譯注3]就是這樣被創造出來的,這個國家裡一切都推陳出新,除了類似的荒唐事一再重複。在我們所有的神奇童話裡,就算最迷人的童話故事,也未必躲得開意圖人身攻擊的指責!
  慈善的閣下,當代英雄正是一幅肖像,但不是某一個人的,而是一幅集合我們整整一代人充分發展出的惡習所組成的肖像。你們又要跟我說,人不可能這麼壞,那麼我要告訴你們,如果你們相信所有悲劇或浪漫劇中的惡人可能存在的話,為何你們不信佩喬林[譯注4]真有其人呢?如果你們會欣賞更可怕更醜陋的虛構人物,那為何此人的性格,甚至跟虛構人物沒兩樣,就得不到你們的同情憐憫呢?莫非他比你們心裡所想的還更真實?……
  你們會說,這個故事裡道德不彰?對不起,人們的甜食已經餵得夠多了,他們也因此吃壞了肚子:需要一點苦藥和苛刻的真理了。而你們倒別以為,之後本書的作者哪天會妄想成為人類惡習的矯正者。老天啊,救救他別這麼無知吧!他只是要描繪出他所理解的,以及他和你們不幸太常遇見的當代人,藉此娛樂而已。毛病一旦指出來就夠了,要怎麼治療--只有上帝才知道!
譯注
  1.這篇作者序寫於一八四一年春,補刊在這年出版的本書第二版中,藉以回覆輿論及沙皇尼古拉一世對初版的惡評。
  2.當代英雄的俄文原意有:當代的主角、典型人物或英雄。
  3.羅斯是俄羅斯的古稱,在文學語言中有崇敬的感覺,在此增加了嘲諷的強度。
  4.佩喬林是這部小說的主角,姓名語源出自俄國北方一條河的名稱--佩喬拉河(Pechora)。

【譯界人生】丘光:甜食過盛的年代需要苦藥——萊蒙托夫《當代英雄》





丘光-1
(攝影/但以理)

當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯
當代英雄:萊蒙托夫經典小說新譯
台灣人對俄羅斯的想像,大概只有蔣方良加明星咖啡館的甜點,但櫻桃園文化總編輯丘光告訴我們這二者之外的事物,「在俄羅斯念書時,跟著老師到森林裡的小木屋避暑,在森林裡散步,撿了松果和摘了各式磨菇,回到家後,把松果丟進『茶炊』裡當燃料煮水,空氣中漫著松木香味……」這樣簡單的敘述,身處亞熱帶的我們,可能沒辦法意會,空氣的松木香意味著春天,而春天在一年有一半以上是冰天雪地的俄羅斯,是多麼的難得。這種地理與文化的距離感,是台灣讀者閱讀俄國小說的障礙之一。

由於自然環境的惡劣,反應到俄國文學上,有三大特色,一種是強調角色的心靈世界,丘光形容讀俄國小說可以讀到「人的靈魂」;其次是小說通常充滿人與自然對抗的精神;另外一個特色便是無所不在的嘲諷,「可能是環境太惡劣、無聊,於是以開玩笑、嘻笑怒罵的方式來對抗。」

大學念的是政大俄文,畢業後還到莫斯科念俄國文學的丘光剛好趕上俄國小說在台灣的輝煌年代,「我高中就讀俄國小說了,70年代流行存在主義,杜斯妥也夫斯基是重要的作者之一,藝文圈很流行俄國小說。再加上,社會氣氛壓抑,俄國小說的特色就是在壓抑的氣氛下尋求寧靜。」丘光引用萊蒙托夫的說法:「一個揚帆出海的青年放棄安逸的生活,去尋找暴風雨,彷彿唯有走在暴風雨之中,才能得到寧靜。」外在環境如此惡劣,但個人的意志是自由的,所以人的意志要不停的去克服外在的惡劣環境,藉由掌握困境才是完全延展個人的自由意志,個人的自由意志完全伸展了,也才有真正的寧靜。

然而,困境沒了,人們也不需要追求「寧靜」了,80年代後,社會開放,閱讀選擇變多,此後俄文小說猶如遙遠記憶裡的化石,沒有讀者,也就沒有新的譯本,流通最廣的仍是1930年代的譯本,「那個時代動亂,翻譯得很匆忙,有些錯誤。」加上年代久遠,譯筆文字與現今閱讀習慣不同。如此惡性循環,讀者跟俄國文學的距離就更遙遠了。

台灣還有一些譯作是從英譯本或日譯本翻成中文,「語言經過二層的轉手翻譯,失漏的就更多了。」比如俄羅斯特殊的煮茶具器「茶炊」(самоваp)在某些英、日語的譯本裡只有音譯,若再從這些中介語言翻成中文,就只能照著音翻成「坎模瓦」而不是「茶炊」。另外,小說中的主角的名字通常又臭又長,看不出差異,丘光也略作調整,「有些地方可以把名字濃縮簡化,或是以頭銜公爵夫人、上尉來代稱,會比較好讀。」

還有更多是關於情境、語氣的,「果戈里的小說人物講話常會在字詞後加S,那是俄國人以下對上,表示卑微的特殊語氣,若翻譯沒辦法將這種S的味道翻出來,果戈里的小說世界也就只是個COMIC(鬧劇)而不是COSMIC(宇宙)。」再者,俄國小說的嘲諷特色,夾槍帶棍的酸人酸語就夾在字句之間,「俄語有些語助詞,一樣的句字可能會有完全相反的意思,但中文不見得可以找到相對應的詞。」

一路被俄文小說餵養大的丘光企圖補足80年代後,俄國文學譯介的空窗期,他看到《夜巡者》的成功,選在2010年契訶夫150歲誕辰,趁勢推出新譯的《帶小狗的女士:契訶夫小說選》,讀者反應不錯,今年六月將再出版被契訶夫尊為小說教科書的萊蒙托夫《當代英雄》。他重新摸索新一代讀者對俄國文學的接納度,「通常娛樂性的類型小說,比如《夜巡者》,或是知名度高的,像契訶夫都賣得不錯。」

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在台灣做俄國小說翻譯應該是很孤獨的吧?「能和原作者有精神的交會,我並不覺得孤單。」俄文已是一項冷門的門檻,丘光挑譯的作品又是另一項門檻,像是「契訶夫選譯的並不是他早期直接、易讀的,《帶小狗的女士》裡都是一些需要年過30、感情有點經歷的人才讀得懂的。」他引用萊蒙托夫的說法,「這個時代甜食大家已經吃得太多了,需要一點苦藥和苛刻的真理了。」唯有在痛苦中才能尋得幸福,在這樣的時代重新出版《當代英雄》,「我只是想告訴現在的年輕人不要太安逸,他們需要有一點暴風雨。」

30年前,俄國小說是苦悶台灣青年的明燈;30年後,俄國小說在甜點過盛的年代,成了一帖醒腦的苦藥。

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Почему Германия не доплатила СССР за нанесенный ущерб во Второй Мировой Ущерб от войны, развязанной нацистской Германией, оценивался в сотни миллиардов долларов.

Как ни старалась Германия добросовестно выплачивать компенсации, удовлетворить все финансовые претензии ей не удалось. Сложности подсчета В 2000 году Министерство финансов Германии опубликовало заявление, касающееся репарационных положений по итогам Второй мировой войны.

В частности, там говорилось, что в отсутствие документированных долгосрочных выплат страны-победители в одностороннем порядке потребовали для себя компенсации за ущерб, нанесенный нацистским режимом. Согласно документам Потсдамской конференции, состоявшейся в июле-августе 1945 года, репарации, в первую очередь, должны были выражаться в имущественной форме (заводы, техника, оборудование и прочие товары).

Однако «общая стоимость имущества, взятого странами-победителями, а также прочих германских выплат не может быть определена до настоящего времени и, по состоянию вещей, вероятно, никогда не сможет быть зарегистрирована достаточно точно», сообщалось в заявлении Министерства финансов Германии. Щадящий режим В 1945 году на Ялтинской конференции Сталин озвучил сумму репарационных выплат Германии – 20 млрд. долларов - которая должна быть разделена поровну между СССР и союзниками (50% процентов – Советскому Союзу, остальные 50% – Франции, США и Великобритании).

Почему Сталин поделил репарации таким образом? По расчетам французского экономиста А. Клода, общая стоимость ущерба, нанесенного нацистским режимом, составила 260 млрд. долларов (в ценах 1938 года). В частности, из этой суммы на саму Германию приходится $48 млрд., на Польшу — $20 млрд., Англию — $6,8 млрд., Францию — $1,5 млрд. Ущерб СССР составил $128 млрд., а это и есть примерно 50%. Более чем скромную сумму репарационных выплат, названную советским лидером, историки объясняют так: «Сталин помнил, что неподъемные контрибуции, навязанные Германии после Первой мировой войны, истощили немецкую экономику, вызвав тем самым в стране реваншистские настроения и рост национал-социализма». Порядок выплат, установленный на Потсдамской конференции, был следующий: претензии США, Великобритании и других стран удовлетворялись за счет западных зон оккупации, СССР — за счет восточной зоны. Флот Германии при этом был разделен между Великобританией, СССР и США. Союзники

По советским данным, США, Великобритания и Франция из своих зон оккупации вывезли оборудования на сумму около 1,2 млрд. долларов, 277 тонн золота (почти на 300 млн. долларов), морских и речных судов на 200 млн. долларов. Под контроль союзников перешли зарубежные активы Германии на сумму порядка 4 млрд. долларов. Изъятые США и Великобританией германские патенты и техническая документация оцениваются примерно в 5 млрд. долларов.

Польша Предполагалось, что репарационные претензии Польши должен был удовлетворить Советский Союз из своей доли (15%). Но в 1953 году Польша под давлением СССР отказалась от части репараций в обмен на сдвиг своей границы на запад. Хотя в 1975 году Варшава все же получила 1,3 млрд. марок компенсации за преступления нацистов. В 2004 году польский Сейм заявил, что Польша до сих пор не получила достаточного возмещения за тот ущерб, который был вызван гитлеровской агрессией. Впрочем, у немцев к полякам тоже есть претензии. В 1945 году миллионы немецких граждан были выселены с территорий, которые отошли Польше. Перемещенные лица и их потомки стали подавать в суды с требованием вернуть им собственность, и решения выносились в пользу истцов. СССР Американское «Бюро стратегических служб» еще в 1944 году произвело расчеты по возможным германским репарациям в пользу СССР. Сумма, названная американцами, составила 105,2 миллиарда долларов (в пересчете на нынешний курс — больше 2 триллионов). Это немного меньше 128 млрд. долларов – цифры, о которой в итоге договорились советская и немецкая стороны. Отечественные экономисты заявляют, что поставки Советскому Союзу в рамках репараций составили не более 4% от всего ущерба, нанесенного Германией в ходе войны.

По оценке немецких экспертов, итоговая стоимость вывезенного из восточной зоны оккупации имущества составила около 66 млрд. марок (15 млрд. долларов). Что же это было за имущество? Российские исследователи Михаил Семиряга и Борис Кнышевский, ссылаясь на данные Главного трофейного управления, пишут, что из Германии в СССР было вывезено около 400 тыс. железнодорожных вагонов (в том числе 72 тыс. вагонов строительных материалов), 2885 заводов, 96 электростанций, 340 тыс. станков, 200 тыс. электромоторов.

Репарационные поставки также включали в себя 1 млн. 335 тыс. голов скота, 2,3 млн. тонн зерна, 1 млн. тонн картофеля и овощей, полмиллиона тонн жиров и столько же сахара, 20 млн. литров спирта, 16 тонн табака. Кроме этого у жителей советской зоны оккупации официально конфисковали 60 тыс. роялей, 460 тыс. радиоприемников, 190 тыс. ковров, 940 тыс. предметов мебели, 265 тыс. настенных и настольных часов, которые в основном были распределены за небольшую плату между советскими партийными работниками и старшими офицерами. В 1955 году президиум Верховного совета СССР издал указ «О прекращении состояния войны между Советским Союзом и Германией».

К тому времени уже был заключен мирный договор с ГДР, в котором Москва официально отказывалась от всех материальных претензий к республике по итогам Второй мировой войны. На этом тема репараций для СССР была официально закрыта. Единственной страной из гитлеровской коалиции, полностью выплатившей репарации СССР в сумме 226,5 млн. долларов, оказалась Финляндия. Нидерланды Осенью 1945 года Голландия потребовала 25 млрд. гульденов в качестве возмещения ущерба, нанесенного ей Германией в период оккупации. Однако в 1949 году голландская сторона отказалась от своих требований взамен на 69 кв. км территории. В 1963 году ФРГ выкупила эти земли, заплатив Нидерландам 280 млн. марок.

Израиль По Люксембургским соглашениям (1952 год) ФРГ перевела Израилю 3 млрд. марок. Позднее еще 500 млн. марок ушли на счета Конференции по материальным претензиям евреев к Германии – именно эта организация впоследствии стала главным лоббистом интересов еврейского народа в вопросах германских компенсаций.

Это уникальный случай в истории, когда репарации получала страна, которая не только не участвовала в войне, но и на период конфликта отсутствовала на карте мира. В период с 1953-го по 1965 годы поставки в счет немецких репараций составляли от 12 до 20% ежегодного импорта в Израиль. Экономисты уверены, что именно эти выплаты, а не помощь США в большей степени способствовали экономическому росту еврейского государства. К 2008 году Германия выплатила Израилю репарации более чем на 60 млрд. евро. Греция В 1960 году Греция и ФРГ подписали договор, согласно которому балканская страна в качестве компенсации получала 115 млн. марок. Однако греки посчитали эту сумму недостаточной и до сих пор продолжают шантажировать немецкое правительство. В 2000 году Верховный суд Греции вынес постановление, согласно которому Германия должна выплатить 28 млн. евро родственникам 218 жителей деревни Дистомо, расстрелянным фашистами 10 июня 1944 года. Кроме этого, по мнению греческой стороны, Германия должна компенсировать вынужденный оккупационный заем, выданный Грецией в 1938 году в размере 3,5 млрд. долларов (по текущему курсу - около 54 млрд. евро). В ответ на эти претензии немецкий канцлер Ангела Меркель заявила: «Немецкое правительство считает вопрос о компенсациях политически и юридически решенным. В то же время мы осознаем жестокость и произвол, которые происходили в Греции во времена нацизма». Италия В 1961 году между ФРГ и Италией было заключено соглашение о компенсациях итальянским жертвам нацизма, по которому правительство Италии получило 40 млн. марок (примерно 20 млн. евро). В 2008 году Кассационный суд Италии постановил, что жертвы нацистских преступлений могут подавать иски против Германии в итальянские суды. Германское правительство в ответ обратилось в Международный суд ООН, обвинив судебные власти Италии в том, что они «игнорируют юрисдикционный иммунитет Германии как суверенного государства». В феврале 2012 года суд постановил, что Германия обладает юридической неприкосновенностью от преследований в национальных судах за нацистские злодеяния. Вердикт является окончательным и обжалованию не полежит.

Жертвы нацизма Помимо репараций государствам Германия выплачивала компенсации и отельным лицам, вошедшим в категорию «жертвы нацизма». Так, В 1950-1960 годы ФРГ выплатила жертвам нацистов во Франции - $100 млн., в Бельгии - $20 млн., в Норвегии - $15 млн., в Люксембурге - $4,5 млн., в Дании - $4 млн., в Великобритании - $2,8 млн. В конце 90-х после ряда частных исков в американские суды Берлин был вынужден создать фонд «Память, ответственность и будущее» (действовал в 2000-2007 годах). Через этот фонд предоставлялись компенсации бывшим подневольным рабочим, угнанным в Германию в ходе Второй мировой войны. В общей сложности на счета фонда правительство ФРГ и германские предприятия перечислили 5,2 млрд. евро. Всего фондом «Память, ответственность и будущее» были выплачены компенсации на сумму 4,4 млрд. евро 1,66 млн. человек, в том числе 427 млн. евро - жертвам, проживающим в России. Однако самым крупным получателем стала Конференция по еврейским материальным претензиям к Германии, которой фонд перевел 1,149 млрд. евро. Также нужно отметить, что в 2008 году правительство Германии согласилось выплатить единовременные компенсации в размере 2556 евро примерно шести тысячам проживающим в западных странах евреям, пережившим блокаду Ленинграда. По подсчетам специалистов, в общей сложности Германия выплатила частные компенсации примерно 8 млн. человек, 6 млн. из которых — евреи. В тему германских репараций были вовлечены и швейцарские банки.

Финансовые организации Швейцарии обвинялись в том, что они скрывали активы жертв холокоста и отмывали полученные незаконным путем средства нацистов. В 1998 году было заключено соглашение, по которому швейцарские банки выплачивали примерно 24 тысячам потерпевших или их наследникам 1,25 млрд. долларов.

Источник: Почему Германия не доплатила СССР за нанесенный ущерб во Второй Мировой

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          Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed he is the father of the Twins   
After been defeated in the penalty shootout against Chile in the ongoing FIFA confederation cup in Russia, Ronaldo travelled back to see his twin children. The Portugal Football Federation in a statement ” Ronaldo is now going to leave the camp, it added. We must release the athlete so he can finally get to know […]
          Trump to meet Putin at G20 summit, White House says   
US intelligence agencies agree Russia was behind last year’s hack of Democratic email systems and tried to influence the 2016 election.
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          Alex Jones - 2017-Jun-29, Thursday   
Thursday, June 29, 2017:  Trump Winning Fight Against MSM - President Trump tweeted at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough this morning, calling them crazy Mika and psycho Joe. Trump's travel ban is set to take effect tonight and protests are expected. Also, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov warns that the United States is preparing a false flag “provocation” as a pretext to launch a military assault on Syria. Tune in!
          Medieval Times   
Russian propaganda is an interesting phenomenon. We see little of it here in the West, just a small subset that is shaped to fit in with our own news well enough to fool those who don't pay close attention. But there is a much wider set of claims being made by the propagandists. This newsletter tracks the major themes.

This week there's a fun claim about a secret plan to restore Moscow to it's medieval boundaries:
This week, pro-Kremlin disinformation time-travelled to medieval times, suggesting that the West and/or NATO planned to reduce Russia after the fall of the USSR to the size of the historical Grand Duchy of Moscow. For those who can't quite recall the borders of that Grand Duchy, you can find a map here. Like in any good spy novel, it all supposedly came from secret documents obtained by Russian intelligence services – soon handed over to Sputnik apparently. There was no further information concerning why the West and/or NATO had a plan to divide Russia according to medieval territorial borders, but the curious disinformation was repeated both in Russian and English outlets. Needless to say, the claims were not accompanied with any proof of the existence of such a 'Grand Duchy plan'.

          American Pravda: Was General Patton Assassinated?   
During the long Cold War many Russians grew sufficiently disenchanted with the lies and omissions of their own news outlets that they turned to Western radio for a glimpse of the truth. The growth of the Internet has now provided Americans with a similar opportunity to click on a foreign website and discover the important...
          American Pravda: Did the US Plan a Nuclear First Strike Against Russia in the Early 1960s?   
Several years ago, my articles advocating a large hike in the minimum wage caught the attention of James Galbraith, the prominent liberal economist, and we became a little friendly. As president of Economists for Peace and Security, he invited me to speak on those issues at his DC conference in late 2013. And after the...
          Fox & Friends ignores WSJ report suggesting possible Russia collusion   


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President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, completely ignored a Wall Street Journal report about a Republican Party operative who sought former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers and who may have been working with then-Trump senior adviser Michael Flynn.

On June 29, the Journal (which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox News) reported that before the 2016 presidential election, GOP operative Peter Smith “mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton’s private server, likely by Russian hackers.” Smith “implied that he was working” with Flynn during his “conversations with members of his circle and with others he tried to recruit to help him,” according to the report. The FBI has previously said that it could not find definitive proof that Clinton’s server had been hacked.

Media Matters searched SnapStream for “wall,” “street,” and “Flynn” on morning shows of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN that aired on June 30 and found that Fox & Friends did not mention the story even once. By contrast, CNN’s New Day covered the story in multiple segments, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosted the Journal reporter who broke the story to discuss it.

Fox & Friends has repeatedly dismissed the investigation into Russian interference in the election and whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and tried to delegitimize the FBI Russia probe, claiming there's "no evidence" of collusion. Their failure to report the story is yet another effort by the hosts to cover for Trump, who regularly watches and praises the show and has drawn upon it as a source for numerous policy and other ideas.


          Did a GOP politician effectively buy Roger Stone’s endorsement against Sen. Elizabeth Warren?   

Roger Stone posted social media endorsements of Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl’s bid to challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just days after Diehl rented his email list.

Stone, who contributes to radio host Alex Jones’ Infowars network and will soon host his own Infowars show, has a history of pushing racist, sexist, and conspiratorial rhetoric. Stone has been a longtime adviser to Trump and worked as a paid consultant for Trump’s campaign; he is now reportedly under FBI investigation as part of the agency’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Stone announced in May through a marketing company that he’s accepting advertisers for his “online presence,” which includes his email list and "social media posts."

Diehl’s campaign rented Stone’s list on June 16 for a fundraising email. A message accompanying the email stated: “We are excited to share with you a special message from one of our sponsoring advertisers, Diehl For Senate. It is also sponsors like them that help fund Stone Cold Truth. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our sponsor alone, and not necessarily the opinion of Roger Stone.”

Endorsements for Diehl subsequently appeared on Stone's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Those posts gave no indication whether they were advertisements.

Stone’s Facebook page posted the following on June 23: “Help Us Fire Elizabeth Warren!!!!! Geoff Diehl: The REAL Deal for Massachusetts Help build our grassroots movement to support the real Diehl for Massachusetts. Stand with Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate. Your donation will send a loud message that it's time to put Massachusetts first.” Much of that language is taken from Diehl’s website. Diel’s Facebook page subsequently touted the Stone post by writing: “The Stone Cold Truth is that we need a U.S. Senator who will put Massachusetts first. Donate today!” 

On June 24, Stone tweeted a link to a Diehl fundraising page and asked followers to "help us fire Elizabeth Warren."

Diehl retweeted Stone and a supporter who celebrated Stone's tweet:

Stone’s backing of Diehl is at odds with his colleagues at Infowars, which has thrown its support to entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai, who is competing against Diehl for the Republican nomination. He appeared on Alex Jones’ program on June 7 and June 25. During the June 7 interview, Jones said it was “really exciting” to have Ayyadurai challenging Warren, gave viewers his campaign website address, and asked the Republican how people can support his candidacy. Ayyadurai responded by asking Jones’ listeners to make donations and to volunteer with his campaign.

He appeared on Jones’ June 25 show with guest host Owen Shroyer for roughly 20 minutes; the video description stated: “Everyone show your support for Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai running against Democrat Elitist, Elizabeth Warren in 2018. https://shiva4senate.com/ https://twitter.com/va_shiva.” During the appearance, the candidate said that “what Alex does is probably, sort of the last sort of beacon of truth that’s out there.”

Requests for comment to Diehl were not returned.


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           The Latest: Former Trump aide Caputo to testify in probe    
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections (all times local):5:30 p.m.Former Trump campaign official...
           Clarification: Trump-Russia stories    
WASHINGTON (AP) - In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed...
          1. Bundesliga (22:27) - Bundesliga: Eberl deutet Ginter-Verpflichtung an   
Borussia Mönchengladbach steht angeblich vor der Verpflichtung von Matthias Ginter von Borussia Dortmund. Darauf deuten zumindest Aussagen von Gladbachs Sportdirektor Max Eberl hin. ... mehr
          Прогноз погоды на первые выходные июля...   

В пятницу, с отходом циклона за Урал, погода начнет налаживаться. Уже днем дожди пройдут лишь в крайних южных и восточных районах Коми. При этом заметного потепления не произойдет, температурный фон по-прежнему останется ниже климатической нормы на 2-4С.

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           Tennis-Djokovic sails into Eastbourne final    
June 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week's Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach...
           U.S., Britain urge Russia to bring Nemtsov murder perpetrators to justice    
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           Russia's Polyus returns to London, UK investors take half of share offer    
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          Will Comey’s Russia Testimony Lead To Trump’s Impeachment?   

For anyone who’s been following the investigation into the Trump Administration’s alleged collusion with Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, you know there’s ...

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          The bird of peace   
The bird of peace Some russian kids are about to release a white peace pigeon...dont think it worked as planned.

           Thunderstorm in Moscow kills 1, forces 40 planes to divert    
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           German foreign minister welcomes Trump-Putin meeting at G20    
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           Sessions hopes Russia probe ends 'sooner rather than later'    
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an...
          Hard Sign   


Creative Agency: Viewpoint branding agency
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Viewpoint branding agency in collaboration with Efes Rus have carried out a comprehensive project for launching a new beer brand, so as a result they have developed naming and packaging design.

Despite that fact, that beer market in Russia is represented by a number of bright brands that satisfy various consumer preferences, company experts managed to find out a new unoccupied territory – beer, as an attribute of a real successful man. Product, that should emphasize masculinity, confidence, reliability and at the same time would be different with original recipe and real beer character with unique features.

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In support of the launch we also developed a key visual and number of pos-materials for promotion.

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          Global Cyberattack Seems Intent On Havoc, Not Extortion   

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate “ransomware,” that may have just been a ruse. “It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government,” Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency’s elite cyberwarfare group, told The Associated Press in an online chat. “The ‘ransomware’ component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one).” UKRAINE IN PAIN Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete. “There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks,” said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. “ATMs are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited.” He estimated damage in “the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions.” And that’s just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. “I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days,” said Williams. In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin’s regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine. Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world’s leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation’s voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia. THE MOSCOW CONNECTION The malicious program, which researchers are calling NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims’ files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment — usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency. But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000. Firms including Russia’s anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program’s authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen. The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union. “Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack,” said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine’s power grid. What’s most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it […]

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          Sessions Hopes Russia Probe Ends ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’   

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, but he also said he hoped the investigation could “move forward and come to an end sooner rather than later.” The attorney general’s comments during a “Fox & Friends” interview were his most expansive to date on the Justice Department’s appointment last month of Mueller to run the investigation. “Mr. Mueller is someone I’ve known a long time, and I’ve had confidence in him over the years,” said Sessions, an Alabama Republican who served for years on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel that oversees the FBI. Those remarks stand in contrast to a drumbeat of Republican criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, including from President Donald Trump, who on the same show last week contended that Mueller was “very, very good friends” with fired FBI director James Comey and characterized that relationship as “very bothersome.” Republicans have also raised conflict-of-interest concerns by noting that some lawyers on Mueller’s investigative team have previously contributed to Democratic candidates, though federal law and department policy does not permit the special counsel to take into consideration the political affiliations of a potential hire. Sessions said he was hopeful the investigation would conclude sooner than later, a point White House staff has repeatedly made, and he did suggest that questions about the composition of Mueller’s staff could be fair game. “We expect integrity from every person involved in this investigation. Mr. Mueller is entitled, lawfully, I guess, at this point, to hire who he desires,” Sessions said, “but I think he should look for people who have strength and credibility by all people.” Mueller was appointed FBI director by Republican President George W. Bush and held the position for 12 years. (AP)

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           The Latest: Russia: Watchdog report on Syria biased    
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Latest on report confirming that sarin nerve gas used in Syria (all times local):4:50 p.m.Russia says that an international...
          CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Flees Like a Coward When Confronted by James O’Keefe (VIDEO)   
  Cristina Laila / The Gateway Pundit Jun 29th, 2017  New York – Project Veritas President, James O’Keefe confronted CNN boss, Jeff Zucker Thursday morning over the recent bombshell undercover videos which exposed CNN for pushing the Trump-Russia story for … Continue reading
           Moscow says 'questionable data' in chemical watchdog's Syria report    
Russia on Friday dismissed a report by the UN's chemical weapons watchdog that sarin was used as a chemical weapon in a April 4 attack in the Syrian town of...
           Russia suspends payments to Council of Europe over Crimea row    
MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - Russia has suspended payments to the Council of Europe for this year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday,...
           POLL-Russian economy seen staging tepid recovery this year    
By Zlata Garasyuta and Alexander WinningMOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - Russia's economy is seen posting growth of 1.3 percent this year, helped by central bank...
           INSIGHT-Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service    
By Joel Schectman, Dustin Volz and Jack StubbsWASHINGTON/MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in...
           Putin signs decree to extend ban on Western food imports    
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to extend a ban on Western food imports for another 18 months after the European Union...
           Russia says chemical watchdog's report on Syria attack is biased -agencies    
MOSCOW, June 30 (Reuters) - A report by the world's chemical weapons watchdog that the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in...
          #Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on West’s reluctance to influence Ukraine in Minsk process   

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov criticized the western approach to resolving the conflict in Donbass. The West has traditionally shifted all responsibility for the implementation of the Minsk agreements to Moscow and it does not remind Kiev that Ukraine is designated as the sole executor in certain paragraphs. At ...

Запись #Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on West’s reluctance to influence Ukraine in Minsk process впервые появилась People's Council of the Donetsk People's Republic Official website.


          В сирийской армии заявили о полном освобождении провинции Алеппо от боевиков ИГ    

Армия Сирии полностью освободила провинцию Алеппо от боевиков террористической группировки «Исламское государство» (ИГ, запрещена в России). Об этом сообщает RT со ссылкой на замначальника отдела информации в политическом управлении Министерства обороны САР генерала Самира Сулеймана.

«Армия Сирии освободила всю территорию Алеппо», — заявил Сулейман, подчеркнув, что в настоящее время в провинции «ИГ уже нет».

Он отметил, что боевики оставили занимаемые ими земли после того, как сирийские войска отбили важную трассу, ведущую из Ракки в Хаму.


          Leaked video shows Russian's next-generation exoskeleton combat suit    
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          Clarification: Trump-Russia stories   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies - the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency - and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligen...
          6/30/2017: WORLD: Trump to have first in-person meeting with Putin at next week’s G20 summit   
WASHINGTON— U.S. President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday. National security adviser...
          If All You See…   
…is a sea that has risen because evil people kill trees to read books, you might juts be a Warmist The blog of the day is Bunkerville, with a post on the battle between Marie Bartiroma and John Podesta over his Russia links.
          Win the Russia 2017 final kick-off ball    
Football players have to score three goals if they want to walk away with the match ball. But all you have to do to get your hands on the ball that will be used at the kick-off of Sunday’s FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final is answer one simple question.
          Preview: Portugal v Mexico   
Portugal take on Mexico in the match for third place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. Sunday’s game at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium, which kicks off at 15:00 (local time), is a repeat of the two sides’ Group A opener.
          Flagbearer roles for Special Olympics athletes at Russia 2017   
Young people with intellectual disabilities, aged between 12 and 17, were flagbearers during the semi-finals at the FIFA Confederations Cup, and will take on the same role in Sunday's play-off for third place.
          Goretzka fires Germany to the final   

A 4-1 win over Mexico, inspired by a quick-fire start, saw FIFA World Cup holders Germany tee-up a FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 final with Chile. 


          Portugal's bruised and beating heart    

Portugal's central midfielders William Carvalho and Adrien Silva speak with FIFA.com after their heart-breaking defeat by Chile in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 semi-finals about their performances and desire to do well for their nation.


          Chile: Five questions for the finalists   

After Chile secured their place in the Russia 2017 final, our team reporter Diego Zandrino analyses La Roja's semi-final victory over Portugal by posing five questions to the finalists.


          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc aimed at Ukraine, not extortion   

A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have...


          White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit   

President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday, amid swirling allegations about Moscow's role in the 2016 elections.

National security adviser...


          6/30/2017: SPORTS: Young talent power Germany past Mexico and into final   
SOCHI, RUSSIA— Leon Goretzka scored two quick-fire early goals on Thursday as Germany beat Mexico 4-1 to reach the Confederations Cup final. Exploiting Mexico’s defensive frailties, Joachim Loew’s inexperienced squad was 2-0 up within 10...
          EXCERPT: Hitler in Hell   
An excerpt from Martin van Creveld's new novel, Hitler in Hell. Please note that on the advice of one of our Amazon-bestselling authors, we have removed the book from the Castalia House bookstore for the time being and entered it into the Kindle Select program. It is now available via Kindle Unlimited; if you purchased the book from our bookstore but did not download it, please email us and we will make sure you receive you receive your book. We apologize if this causes any confusion.

Revolution and Collapse

Over the next few years, during which I began my political activity, I had plenty of opportunities to analyze the causes of the collapse. In fact, addressing them in numerous public meetings large and small, I did so until I was blue in the face. Some of my conclusions simply continued thoughts that had been with me during the war and even before it had started. The rest were directly related to our defeat.

The Second Reich, as it was widely known, had been born under an auspicious star amidst the thunder of victorious battle. For that we had Bismarck to thank and, coming right after him, Chief of Staff Helmut von Moltke and Minister of War Albrecht von Roon. Nothing symbolized it as well as the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, in Berlin. Originally sixty-seven meters tall, it was wrapped entirely by captured enemy cannons. In 1939, as part of my plan to renovate the city and to turn it into Europe’s capital, I had its height increased by another seven and a half meters. I also moved it from its original site at the Königsplatz (now misnamed the Platz der Republik) near the Reichstag to the Grosser Stern. But back to the Reich. Over the first forty-three years of its existence it enjoyed immense prosperity and economic growth. Simple people, who always and everywhere form the great majority, were impressed by that prosperity as well as the evident military strength of the Reich, which was put on display on appropriate occasions.

Having done so, they attributed the sudden collapse of the structure solely to the war, which had brought so much misery to them. But this is absurd. In fact, all the collapse did was to expose weaknesses that had long existed. Chief among them were general suffrage which Germany got before England, misleadingly known as the “mother of democracies,” did. On its heels came elections and democracy. All three were non-German elements of government. Initially, they were foisted on us by the professors of 1848, who wanted nothing better than to ape the “ideals” of the French Revolution. Once established, they quickly turned into a morass of useless chatter and corruption.

Next came the failure to properly deal with the liberated provinces, Alsace and Lorraine. As a result, they never truly became an integral part of the Reich. To repeat, Wilhelm II’s foreign policy was essentially misdirected. To add insult to injury it was often weak and vacillating as well.

Finally, there was the tolerance long shown for those vile Marxist traitors, the Social Democrats. Starting long before the war and redoubling their efforts while it lasted, they did whatever they could to foment discontent and to incite the people against the army and the government. Their ability to do so was due to the government’s inability or unwillingness to rein in the press. Not that the non-socialist press was necessarily better. Only parts of it supported the government in its conduct of the war, and much of it did what it could to undermine them.

Though the war was over, the British blockade still continued. Only in the middle of 1919 was it finally lifted, enabling us to resume our imports and exports. But this happened only to a very limited extent. Partly because of carelessness in August 1914, partly because of enemy action, and partly because no new merchantmen were built during the war, we had lost almost our entire merchant navy.
Much of what we still possessed had to be given away gratis as reparations. In any case the enemy had used the war to steal our overseas markets from us. This caused production to come to a halt and unemployment to soar. The demobilization of the armies, which at the end of the war still numbered several million men, added to the problem. That’s to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands maimed and crippled men who had to be taken care of in one way or another.

Determined to avenge themselves on us, our enemies took large parts of Prussia and Silesia, which had been German for centuries, if not longer, away from the Reich. This caused hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens, who understandably were unwilling to live under Polish (mis)rule, to leave their homes to migrate to the west, where nothing had been done to receive them. Nor did the process of drawing the borders unfold peacefully. Throughout 1919, in many places, volunteer units known variously as Freikorps, or the Black Reichswehr, fought heroically, if ultimately unsuccessfully, to retain the lands in question.

All over Germany, wherever one looked, people shivered and hungered. It goes without saying that I detest that self-appointed artist and filthy pornographer, Georg Grosz. Luckily for him, he left the country in a hurry in 1933, or else I would have had him thrown into a concentration camp! Still I must concede that many of his sketches, which show starving workers, fat, evil-looking capitalists with heaps of money, and made-up prostitutes presented a true, if one-sided and perverted, picture of reality at the time. Much later, I learned that the origins of this misery had been explored in depth by the English economist John Maynard Keynes in his booklet The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). He could hardly have done a better job.

Political conditions naturally reflected the economic situation. The new Social-Democratic government was unable to resist the Allied demands. So weak were the “statesmen” whom the so-called “Revolution” had brought to power that they signed the famous Kriegsschuld, war-guilt, article under which Germany assumed responsibility for the war. To be sure, history bristles with occasions when the defeated were not only despoiled but humiliated. However, the Kriegsschuld business was something new and unprecedented. Besides preparing the “legal” basis for extracting reparations, it hit straight at the nation’s soul, which, of course, was just what it had been meant to do.

Internally, the political situation was even worse. The Social Democrats, having successfully undermined public order, were unable to reimpose it. Everywhere workers, incited by their often Jewish leaders, spat on officers, tore the epaulets from their shoulders, and beat them up. So bad were conditions that many places were reduced to anarchy. That specifically included Bavaria and Munich, where I was stationed at the time and where the Jews set up a “Soviet Republic.” The stupidity of these people was truly amazing. During the few days the “Republic” lasted its foreign affairs commissar, Franz Lipp, whose record included several stays in mental hospitals, actually declared war on Switzerland. That was done, he explained, because the Swiss had refused to lend him sixty locomotives! At one point I myself, rifle in hand, had to chase away three scoundrels who had come to arrest me in my quarters.

In the end the Reichswehr, assisted by Freikorps units, re-took Munich and exacted a well-deserved vengeance. Eugene Leviné, the Jewish Communist who had led the uprising, was killed. Not so his uncouth right-hand man and fellow Jew, Erich Mühsam. He was arrested, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. But he did not have to stay there for long; in 1924 an amnesty was granted, and he was released. After the Reichstagbrand on 28 February 1933, I had him arrested and sent to a concentration camp where the boys, seeking their revenge, saw to it that he would expire. Good! As these two gentlemen illustrate so nicely, behind each and every one of these problems stood the Jews.
          Russian Intelligence Moves Back into Cuba   
NoisyRoom.net Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) hugs Cuba’s President Raul Castro after a meeting at the Revolution Palace in Havana last week. This week, I listened to certain talk show hosts knock the Monroe Doctrine… saying that much of the trouble in South and Central America was due to our interventionism. What horsepucky. The Monroe […]
          Communist Belorussia Wants Bases in Venezuela   
New Zeal The encirclement of the US continues as neo-communist Belorussia cozies up the Cuba and Venezuela. From Cuba’s Granma: PRESIDENT Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus stated at the end of an official visit to Cuba that his stay had been a highly positive one, while emphasizing his government’s major prospects in terms of relations with […]
          Body Language Analysis No. 3983: Female Kurdish sniper fighting IS narrowly cheats death - Nonverbal and Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTOS)   



This sniper, fighting in Raqqa, is a member of a Kurdish YPJ (Women's Protection Unit). Incredibly, less than a second after she pulls her trigger - another bullet (fired by her enemy, the Islamic State, aka IS) narrowly misses her head.

































For a split second afterwards, the female sniper's eyes open very widely. This action is secondary to the adrenaline surge of her near death experience.

Notice also how her tongue rapidly sticks outward. This is known as a "Tongue Jut" - and more specifically, this variation is a "Loose Tongue Jut". A loose tongue jut is an example of nonverbal self-deprecating behavior. It's a way of calling one's self out after a mistake - as if to say, "I've done a foolish thing" or "I've (almost) been caught".

Why did the sniper laugh - and so quickly - after almost being killed?

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See also:

Body Language Analysis No. 3982: Bangkok Police Officer's De-Escalation Genius

Body Language Analysis No. 3979: Ivanka Trump, "I Try to Stay Out of Politics"

Body Language Analysis No. 3977: Anthony Kennedy - One Signal You Never Want to See From a Judge During Your Testimony

Body Language Analysis No. 3975: Travis Kalanick and Sheryl Sandberg - and Uber's Need for Empathy, Sincerity, and Emotional Intelligence

Body Language Analysis No. 3973: Alex Jones, Megyn Kelly, and a Fundamental Insincerity Tell

Body Language Analysis No. 3939: The Russians are Confident - Sergey Lavrov, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3897: Roger Stone, Donald Trump, Body Language and Emotional Intelligence

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3843: 84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad - "The Entire Journey"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3707: The Presidential Debates Part III - Donald Trump v. Hillary Clinton and Sniffing


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          Claudio Bravo Records Three Penalty Saves To Lift Chile Over Portugal   

Claudio Bravo of Chile saves Nani of Portugal penalty during the penalty shoot out during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at Kazan Arena on June 28, 2017 in Kazan, Russia.

Chile’s Claudio Bravo defied the odds in a match against Portugal on Wednesday night. The 34-year-old goal keeper was outstanding, as he held Portugal scoreless during regulation play. However, Chile also found themselves at nil after the first 90 minutes had drained off the clock. After 30 minutes of extra time was played out, the score still sat at 0-0. The game would be decided by a shootout.

The contest was neck and neck the whole match, but the penalty shootout couldn’t have been more lopsided. Chile executed each shot with excellent precision, and Bravo couldn’t have been better. It was Arturo Vidal, Charles Aránguiz, and Alexis Sánchez who each scored penalty kicks to give Chile the 3-0 victory. However, it was Bravo who wouldn’t budge the slightest around the net. The Manchester City keeper was impressive, forcing the Portugal attack to go 0-3 on shootout attempts.

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           Самый сухой человек снова жжет. Философия жизни.    


           Подводная братва (2004)    

Весь подводный мир встревожен убийством сына главы главной преступной группировки акул и, надо же, на месте преступления находят ничего не подозревающего малька Оскара! Всю жизнь Оскар мечтал быть сильным и знаменитым, и вот ему представился прекрасный случай воспользоваться чужой славой. Но очень скоро Оскар понимает, что он натворил, взяв титул «Гроза Акул»…

           Вакансия на жертву 1 (2007)    

Когда посреди пустынной дороги у Дэвида и Эмми сломалась машина, супруги были вынуждены остановиться на ночь в маленьком придорожном отеле. Просматривая кассеты, которые нашлись в номере, они с изумлением обнаружили, что эти кошмарные садистские фильмы сняты именно в той самой комнате, где они находятся. Вне себя от ужаса, они пытаются бежать, но скрытые камеры, установленные по всему отелю, фиксируют каждое их движение, и каждый их шаг становится известен тем, кто намерен сделать Дэвида и Эмми главными героями очередного фильма ужасов…

           Шевели ластами 2 (2012)    

Верные друзья навсегда, черепахи Сэмми и Рей, наслаждаются размеренной жизнью вблизи океана, а также присматривают за только что вылупившимися Рикки и Эллой. Внезапно, браконьер хватает больших черепах, они нужны ему для захватывающего морского шоу в Дубае. Центральная фигура шоу, морской конёк Большой Ди, посвящает новичков в свои планы на грандиозный побег. Но, когда маленькие Рикки и Элла прибывают, чтобы спасти «дедушек», планы черепах и их новых друзей: пучеглазой рыбки Джимбо, осьминога Анабель, омара и большой семьи пингвинов, меняются. После ряда волнующих приключений и побегов, наши герои направляются на юг, чтобы встретиться с Шелли, первой и единственной любовью Сэмми.

           Шевели ластами! 1 (2010)    

Для маленькой черепашки подводный мир — самое безопасное место. Здесь акулы, пираньи, змеи, а на берегу поджидают люди. И наш маленький Сэмми хочет узнать весь мир, от полярных льдов до субтропиков. Путешествие продлится ровно полвека, начиная с 1959 года, за это время даже климат успеет измениться.

           Меч в камне (1963)    

В стародавние времена в центре Лондона появился громадный камень с замурованным в нем старинным мечом. Золотая надпись на мече гласила, что королем Англии станет тот, кто вытащит этот заколдованный меч, доказав тем самым свою особую силу и право на власть. Пока это не удавалось никому. А между тем в далекой лесной глуши жил себе 11-летний мальчик Артур, прислуживал в замке и даже не подозревал, что именно ему предначертано в будущем стать великом королем. Но это предвидел живший неподалеку волшебник Мерлин. Он и его ученый филин Архимед стали наставниками парнишки, подвергнув своего юного воспитанника всевозможным испытаниям. Его поочередно превращали в животных трех разных стихий — рыбу, белку и птицу, чтобы мог он познать правду жизни во всех ее проявлениях и понять, что не в мышцах, а в мудрости и знании и есть настоящая сила человека.

           Трембита (1968)    

Только что отгремела Вторая мировая война. Бывший дворецкий местного графа, что бежал вместе с немцами, тайно вернулся в село, чтобы найти хозяйский клад, присвоить его и зажить припеваючи. Однако из этой затеи ничего не вышло…

           Неоновый Джо – Охотник на оборотней 2 сезон 5 серия 2017    

Релиз SunshineStudio: В небольшом городке завелся оборотень и кто как не охотник на оборотней сможет его остановить? Есть только одна проблема, этот городок совсем непростой, а местные жители не те, кем кажутся на первый взгляд.

           Неоновый Джо – Охотник на оборотней 2 сезон 4 серия 2017    

Релиз SunshineStudio: В небольшом городке завелся оборотень и кто как не охотник на оборотней сможет его остановить? Есть только одна проблема, этот городок совсем непростой, а местные жители не те, кем кажутся на первый взгляд.

           Валькирия 1 сезон 1 серия 2017    

Релиз RusFilm: В центре действия гениальный (и немного безумный) врач, который владеет нелегальной клиникой. Здесь он в тайне от всех пытается лечить свою жену, которая страдает тяжелой болезнью. Клиника подпольная в самом прямом смысле слова, так как находится под землей, в бункере, сохранившемся со времен Второй Мировой войны. Среди его пациентов — преступники и предвестники судного дня, включая бывшего пациента клиники Лейфа. Этот продажный офицер Службы Госбезопасности связан с криминальным и политическим миром. Он шантажирует врача, одновременно поставляя ему материал, в том числе человеческий, для его безумных экспериментов.

           Купил машину и сразу в отбойник. От ЖИГИ до мечты.    


           Leo - Танцуй на руинах    


          Man City Tertarik Boyong Pemain Dengan Bandrol 43 Juta Pounds Ini   

Beritaboladunia.net – Manchester City ternyata tak mau kalah untuk melakukan proses transfer pemain yang dapat meningkatkan kemampuan timnya. Mereka dikabarkan ingin mendapatkan jasa dari sang winger Bayern Munchen, yakni Kingsley Coman untuk menjadi alternatife bila mereka tak berhasil dalam mendapatkan jasa Ousmane Dembele yang saat ini berada di Borussia Dortmund. RMC sudah melaporkan bila Coman […]

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          Comment on Russia vs. Jobs by cliff collins   
Right on Rosemerry! Good to see others have done their homework too. The country that promotes Democracy just can't seem to accept the result of their own elections and are desperately trying to undermine the whole process . Goes to show you just how bad things really are behind the scene. Expect the unexpected people! These are really trying times, and World War is one of the possible outcomes.
          U.S. Senate revises Russia sanctions bill, sends it to House   
The U.S. Senate reached an agreement on Thursday to resolve a technical issue stalling a new package of sanctions on Russia, although the measure's fate in the House of Representatives remained uncertain, lawmakers said. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous 98-2 margin on June 15, looking like it might complicate President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow, where officials have denounced new sanctions. But it was blocked in the House, where Republican leaders said the Senate bill violated a constitutional requirement that any bill affecting government revenues originate in the House, something known as a "blue slip" violation. Lawmakers from the two chambers have bickered about the issue since. Democrats accused House Republican leaders of trying to kill the bill to please Trump after administration officials said they had concerns about it. Senator Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters
          Clarification: Trump-Russia stories   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies - the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency - and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligen...
          Lawsuit over Deutsche Bank's Russia trades dismissed - U.S. judge   
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Deutsche Bank AG of concealing major deficiencies in its anti-money laundering controls, even as it allowed "mirror trades" to launder money out of Russia as part of a $10 billion trading scheme. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan on Wednesday said investors who bought the German bank's securities in the United States failed to specify how Deutsche Bank materially misled or intended to mislead them about its controls. Though the 158-page complaint offers "evidence that the bank's anti-money laundering and know-your-customer procedures were deficient at identifying the mirror trades, statements concerning the adequacy of the bank's internal controls are not actionable," Torres wrote. The proposed class-action case was brought on behalf of Deutsche Bank investors, led by Andrei Sfiraiala, from Jan. 31, 2013 to July 26, 2016. Their lawyer Jeremy Lieberman said in an email that the investors intend to appeal, and that
          2 Rooms Flat for rent   
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          Gold miner Trans-Siberian reports higher FY profit   
Russian miner Trans-Siberian Gold has lifted its pre-tax profit by 32% of $8.7-million in 2016, with operating profit increasing to $10.7-million and revenue rising slightly to $45.2-million. The revenue was achieved from the sale of 35 550 oz of refined gold and 51 741 oz of refined silver, at an average price of $1 248/oz of gold and $16oz of silver.
          Polyus returns to London, UK investors take half of share offer   
Polyus, Russia's largest gold producer, has sold 9% of its shares in an offering in Moscow and London, at the low end of a previously set range, the company said on Friday. British investors bought about half of the share offering, VTB Capital, a bookrunner on the deal, said in a separate statement. The share of investors from North America totalled around 20% of the deal.
          Kinross launches $500m unsecured debt offering to repay 2020 term loan   
Major Canadian miner Kinross Gold has launched a $500-million unsecured ten-year debt offering which it will use, in combination with cash on hand, to repay its $500-million term loan due in 2020. Toronto-based Kinross, which has mines and projects in the US, Brazil, Russia, Mauritania, Chile and Ghana, on Wednesday said the debt offering comprises 4.5% senior notes due in 2027.
          Reeling from Horrifying GOP Health Care Bills? Just wait till you lose your Voting Rights, just around the corner.    
While everyone is still wondering how Republicans could ever seriously fix their health care bills that drop 22 to 23 million Americans with a few more insane amendments, voting rights is about to take a huge hit:
The Republican presidential tactic of crippling agencies you don't like by putting either the incompetent or the actively hostile in charge of them (continues) ... Kris Kobach, the godfather of the national movement to suppress the votes of people the GOP would prefer not to exercise the franchise (was) named as vice-chairman of his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a snipe hunt the only apparent purpose of which is maintaining the fiction that masses of people, many of them brown, are gaming our elections. 
Here's the most damning news that might just alert us to specific Republican governors who take the bait:
Kobach wrote a letter to his fellow secretaries of state that left many jaws on the floor. From The Kansas City Star: In a Wednesday letter, Kobach asked the Connecticut secretary of state's office to provide the commission with all publicly available voter roll data, including the full names of all registered voters along with their addresses, dates of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, voting history and other personal information ... he sent similar letters to election officials in every state. 

Quite simply, any secretary of state who complies with this request is either too stupid to hold the job, or is in sympathy with Kobach's goal of whitewashing the electorate.  Alex Padilla, the Secretary of State for California, said, "California's participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach. The President's Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections."

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill was a bit more discreet: "The courts have repudiated his methods on multiple occasions but often after the damage has been done to voters. Given Secretary Kobach's history we find it very difficult to have confidence in the work of this commission."
BREAKING: Scott Walker gives up voter information to Trump's big government demands. Hey, we just had a recount too. All is well?

Wisconsin elections officials said Friday that they'll sell some voter information to a presidential commission investigating election fraud. Administrator Mike Haas issued a statement Friday saying data is available for purchase and the commission must release it to buyers, adding that the commission routinely sells the information to political parties, candidates and researchers. The commission would charge the presidential panel $12,500 for the data.
Having done a lot of research on "the right to vote," I found that despite the guarantee in the 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments...with help from the Voting Rights Act (now destroyed by activist conservative Justices), voting seems to be the least defended squishy right ever. In fact, I could make the argument that women and African Americans were definitely given the right to vote, but anyone else including white guys...nope.

What if Obama did this? Always the best test against hypocritical Republican policy:
As Vanita Gupta points out in that same K.C. Star report, if someone in the Obama administration had made this request, at the very least, there would be a full week of howler monkeys screaming about federalism from every perch in every conservative think-tank in the jungle. At the most, there would be hearing after hearing about the Obama administration's plan to seed thousands of the president's fellow Kenyans in every crucial precinct in Ohio and Florida. What's more important, though, is that the national campaign to roll back voting rights now has reached the highest levels of government, with the blessing of the president* and the president*-in-waiting. This is the final step backwards across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

          Russia says it found nothing suspicious at Syrian airbase   
The Russian commander in Syria sent the anti-ISIS coalition a letter saying Russians have found nothing to indicate the presence of chemical weapons at a Shayrat airfield
          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.
          Всё плен: чем заканчивались задержания российских военных в Украине   
Фото: ReutersКак российские военные попадали в плен в Украине и чем это заканчивалось.

          Eric Schultz: Obama White House didn't "choke" in handling of Russian meddling   
On "The Takeout" podcast, former White House official Eric Schultz defends the Obama administration
          The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks   

White House says Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week in Germany

The post The Latest: Lavrov wants ‘pragmatism’ in Trump-Putin talks appeared first on FederalNewsRadio.com.


          Germany stun Spain to claim Under-21 title after Mitchell Weiser header   
• Germany Under-21 1-0 Spain Under-21
• Mitchell Weiser scores game’s only goal in the 40th minute

It was the result that nobody expected. Apart from Germany, that is. After Mitchell Weiser’s brilliant header had sealed the title against the hot favourites Spain, their captain Maximilian Arnold led his players, wearing special T-shirts to commemorate their triumph, on an impromptu jig past the media. Nothing, it seems, is left to chance when it comes to Germany at an international tournament.

With a side packed with top-quality players and boasting the competition’s two best performers in Saúl Ñíguez and Marco Asensio, Spain had been tipped to make short work of opposition who were without seven eligible players who are in action for the senior side at the Confederations Cup in Russia. But in a superb display of teamwork, organisation and commitment from Stefan Kuntz’s side, Weiser’s goal five minutes before the break was enough to seal victory that will certainly not go down well at the Spanish Football Association’s headquarters in Madrid.

Continue reading...
          Black magic, white lies and Germany in two finals – Football Weekly Extra   

The podders muse on the ever-mighty Germans. Plus, the Garcia report, the Portuguese witch doctor scandal and Sunderland finally appointing a manager

On the penultimate Football Weekly of the close season, AC Jimbo is joined by Paolo Bandini, James Horncastle and Iain Macintosh to get well and truly jazzed about this magical summer of football.

We begin by discussing Germany who stand on the brink of conquering both Poland and Russia (careful), having knocked England out of the U21 Euroson penalties, of course – and swatting aside Mexico in the Confederations Cup. A Saúl-inspired Spain will provide stiff opposition in the Euros, while they’ll have to get past Chile and Claudio Bravo in the Confeds final on Sunday night. Would you bet against them?

Continue reading...
          Russia, Syria Respond to White House Chemical Attack Allegation, Threaten Retaliation   
The Syrian and Russian governments have responded to allegations by White House officials made earlier this week that the Syrian regime was planning to carry out a chemical weapons attack, with the Russians threatening retaliation to any “preemptive” American strike.
          CNN Proven Very Fake News, Dollar Tanking, Yellowstone Could Blow   
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 290 6.30.17) A CNN producer and a top on air talent were both caught on hidden camera admitting the so-called Trump collusion story was a “nothing burger,” “pretty much BS” and was being followed “because of ratings.” Project VERITAS produced the videos that aired just after CNN was forced to […]
          NYT Retracts Claim That ’17 US Intelligence Agencies’ Verified Russian DNC Email Hack   
The New York Times has retracted its claim that all 17 US intelligence agencies agreed that Russia was behind the hack of Democratic emails in an effort to influence the 2016 election in favor of Republican candidate Donald Trump.
          Fake Story Scandal: How Russia Obsession Led CNN into a Trap   
Obsessed with Trump and "Russia’s threat," CNN has downgraded in front of our eyes into a vulgar, lowbrow network. Step by step it is moving to collapse.
          AEE 221: When to Use "The" at Thanksgiving Dinner   

When should you use the word ‘the’ in English?

Today, in #1 of the Top 15 Fixes series, we discuss the most common article in the English language, ‘the’!

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Use if the word ‘the’ can be a confusing.  But there are some rules that can help you get it right most of the time.

 

The first requires that you consider whether the focus is on something specific, or something more general.

When focused on specific items, use ‘the’.  If you’re sitting at a table, talking about the food that is actually in front of you, you might say:

  • “Do you like the turkey?”
  • “Yes, the turkey is great!”
  • “Could you please pass the salt?”

When focused on more general terms, you don’t use ‘the’.  If you’re discussing food in general, you might say:

  • “Do you like turkey?”
  • “Have you tried pumpkin pie?”
  • “Cranberries are too tart for me.”

 

Geographical terms can also be tricky for ‘the’.  In most cases, large, well-known geographic places will have ‘the': the content, the Pacific Ocean, the moon.

With specific countries, a country’s formal name might require ‘the,’ while a less formal name might not: the United States, the Russian Federation; America, Russia.

 

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Acting FBI Director McCabe Referred to DOJ Watchdog Over Potential Conflict of Interest in Russia Probe
          Kissinger: Global leadership Is Part Of Washington’s DNA   
The former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes that global leadership is part of American foreign policy DNA. According to Kissinger Russia has previously positioned itself as “defender and advocate” of a world order [...]
          US Claims Syria Heeded Its Warnings Over Chemical Attack   
The U.S. has claimed it managed to avert a chemical attack in Syria because of a warning it sent to Syria, Iran and Russia. The White House issued a statement on Monday saying the Syrian [...]
          El RCD Espanyol añade al Twente holandés entre los rivales de pretemporada   
El RCD Espanyol ha anunciado este viernes que se enfrentará al Twente de la Eredivisie el 2 de agosto dentro de los partidos de pretemporada para preparar el próximo curso, en el Sportpark Het de Vriezenveen (Holanda), y se suma así a los otros compromisos ya anunciados ante Persija de Yakarta, Borussia Dortmund o Hamburgo.
          White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit    
The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit next week in Germany.
          SolveigMM Video Splitter Business Edition rev.6.1.1706.29 + Portable   
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          Senior .Net Developer - TechUnity, Inc. - Russia, OH   
Develop, test, and package for release .NET application builds. TechUnity is looking for experienced .NET Developers with reasonable English communications...
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          Community Coordinator – Russia - Wizards Of The Coast - Russia, OH   
Localize, author, and coordinate the release of external messaging in Russian language. Bring Your Brain….....
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          Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service   
(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.)

          White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit   

President Donald Trump will convene a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the summit of industrial and emerging-market nations in Germany next week, the White House said Thursday, amid swirling allegations about Moscow's role in the 2016 elections.

National security adviser...


          Industrial Control Systems Security Market by Solution (Firewall, Antivirus/Anti–Malware, Identity and Access Management, Security Information & Event Management, DDOS, UTM), Service, Security Type, Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets   
The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security market is expected to grow from USD 10.24 Billion in 2017 to USD 13.88 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The major vendors in the ICS security market include ABB Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland), AO Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, Russia), BAE Systems, Inc. (Farnborough, UK), Bayshore Networks (Maryland, US), Belden Inc. (Missouri, US), Carbon Black, Inc. (Massachusetts, US), Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), Cisco Systems, Inc. (California, US), Claroty (New York, US), CyberArk Software Ltd (Massachusetts, US), FirEye, Inc. (California, US), Fortinet, Inc. (California, US), General Electric Company (Massachusetts, US), Honeywell International Inc. (New Jersey,US), IBM Corporation (New York, US), Indegy (New York City, US), McAfee LLC (California, US), Nozomi Networks (California, US), Raytheon Company (Massachusetts, US), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Wisconsin, US), Schneider Electrics (Rueil-Malmaison, France), SecurityMatters (Virginia, US), Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), Symantec Corporation (California, US), and Trend Micro (Tokyo, Japan)....
          Busy Putin will ‘try’ to make time for Trump: Kremlin   
The Kremlin has underlined that the planned meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, will have to hinge on Putin’s busy schedule. Both leaders will attend the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany next month—an occasion that has long been touted as their first chanc...
          Russia threatens retaliation if Pentagon bans controversial Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity software   
Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov served notice on Friday that the Russian government would retaliate against U.S. companies if Congress bans the Pentagon from using controversial cyber-security software from Kaspersky Lab. In an interview with Bloomberg, Nikiforov said that any “unilateral ...
          Will Mitch McConnell have enough votes to pass Senate health care bill?   
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd tells Sunday TODAY's Willie Geist that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will attempt to pass the GOP health care bill by "trying to make a political argument rather than make policy changes." Todd also weighs in on new reports that reveal the Obama administration's struggle to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin.
          23.05.2013 TRUMPETER: ГОРЯЧЕЕ ЛЕТО ДЛЯ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕЙ СОВЕТСКОЙ БТТ   
Трумпетер объявил список новинок на май-июль 2013 года! Много горячих новинок для любителей советской БТТ. 01579 – T-64A Mod.1981 01594 – Russian BTR-80 APC 01012 – Russian URAL-4320 Truck 01568 – KV-8S Welded Turret 02324 – Soviet ML-20 152mm Howitzer w/ M-46 Carriage 01529 – BMP-3F IFV 02333 – Soviet D-20 152mm Towed Gun-Howitzer
          For sale - Vintage 1970s wrestling singlet Red M Logo olympic... - Auction   

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          AM Hottie: Czech Cutie Hana Jirickova!   

Czech beauty Hana Jirickova really does prove that beauties from Czech Republic are in the league of their own. Although she may look just like any other blonde hair, blue-eyed beauty from Europe, she actually stands out because of her … Continue reading

The post AM Hottie: Czech Cutie Hana Jirickova! appeared first on Brosome.


          Вечное зимнее время в России   
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          New update Huawei P9 B387 Nougat Update for Russia/Asia/Latin America   

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          Moscow 39th Awards Ceremony   

MAIN PRIZE “GOLDEN GEORGE” FOR THE BEST FILM

CRESTED IBIS/YUAN SHANG, director Liang Qiao, China
 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE “SILVER GEORGE”

THE BOTTOMLESS BAG/MESHOK BEZ DNA, director Rustam Khamdamov, Russia
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR

YELLOW HEAT/SARI SICAK, director Fikret Reyhan, Turkey
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST ACTOR

SON HYUN-JU ( BOTONGSARAM), Republic of Korea
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST ACTRESS

VERENA ALTENBERGER(DIE BESTE ALLER WELTEN), Germany, Austria
 

“SILVER GEORGE” FOR THE BEST FILM OF THE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

THE PARIS OPÉRA/L’OPÉRA, director JEAN-STÉPHANE BRON, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND
 

PRIZE FOR THE BEST FILM OF SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

AMBULANSE, director Sebastian Torngren Wartin, Norway
 

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORLD CINEMA

FRANCO NERO (Italy)
 

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE CAREER OF ACTING AND DEVOTION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF K.STANISLAVSKY'S  SCHOOL

MICHELE PLACIDO (Italy)

 


          Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft   
In both Soviet and modern Russia a multitude of assorted aircraft have been used for test and research purposes –...
          Chechen women in a trance / Transa femeilor cecene   
Photo: Chechen woman dancing with rebel fighter I filmed the following female sufi ceremony in Chechnya, on the eve of the first Russian invasion. The women are performing a zikr (dhikr), a Sufi mystical ceremony. By chanting certain formulas and controlling their respiration, the women can achieve collective trance,  fana’ (nirvana in Buddhism). These women are part of the […]
          Anatolia and the Caucasus: the cradle of the Indo-Europeans   
The most solidly argued theories about the cradle of the Indo-European (IE) proto-language are 1) the Pontic and 2) the Anatolian. The first proposed the steppes north of the Black Sea, in what are today south-Ukraine and south-Russia; the second: some region in central or eastern Anatolia. Both theories allow for contacts with the Caucasus and the indigenous Caucasian […]
          7/1/2017: SPORT: Germany for final   
Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup football semifinal in Sochi, Russia, yesterday. Goretzka struck twice in the first eight...
          80s Dance Ball   

Dance Away Your Winter Blues! Dress in your most elegant formal ball gown or best 80s outfit for a night of light-hearted dancing, a fundraiser for Tomsk, Russia. Featuring talented professional dancers for ...

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          The Bankrupt Philosophy of the Democrat Party   

The Democratic Party claim "17 US intelligence agencies say Russia hacked the 2016 election for Donald Trump," is turning out to be something very different from the Democrats’ dream.

The post The Bankrupt Philosophy of the Democrat Party appeared first on The Constitution.


          Why The Elites Hate Putin   

As the “Russia-gate” farce continues to dominate the American “news” media, and President Trump’s foreign policy veers off in a direction many of his supporters find baffling, one wonders: what the heck happened? I thought Trump was supposed to be “Putin’s puppet,” as Hillary Clinton and her journalistic camarilla would have it. The Russian president, … Continue reading "Why The Elites Hate Putin"

The post Why The Elites Hate Putin appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.


          Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling   
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday....
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          Guardiola set for Der Klassiker bow   
He's experienced and been a winner in El Clasico, as both a player and head coach. Now, Pep Guardiola will get to take on his first Der ... tags: Bayern_MünchenBorussia_DortmundbowBundesligaFootballforGuardiolaGuardiola set for Der Klassiker bow
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          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   
PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse.

"It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government," Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency's elite cyberwarfare group, said in an online chat. "The 'ransomware' component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one)."

UKRAINE IN PAIN

Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete.

"There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks," said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. "ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited." He estimated damage in "the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions."

And that's just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. "I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days," said Williams.

In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin's regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine.

Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world's leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation's voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia.

THE MOSCOW CONNECTION

The malicious program, which is known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims' files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment – usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency.

But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000.

Firms including Russia's anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.

The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack," said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine's power grid.

What's most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it caused – much of it within Russia itself. That's highly atypical behavior for nation-states.

ACCOUNTING FOR MALWARE

Williams and other researchers said all evidence indicates that NotPetya was introduced via Ukrainian financial software provider MeDoc. It is one of just two companies in the eastern European nation that supplies required tax software, Zhora said.

Security experts believe MeDoc was the unwitting victim of something akin to a "watering-hole attack," where a malicious program surreptitiously planted at a popular destination infects parties that visit. MeDoc's user base is heavily financial – and includes multinational corporations with offices in Ukraine.

NotPetya was cleverly engineered to spread laterally within Windows networks and across the globe via private network connections. Globally, dozens of major corporations and government agencies have been disrupted, including FedEx subsidiary TNT.

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hit hardest, said Thursday that most of its terminals were running again, though some are operating in a limited way or more slowly than usual.

Problems have been reported across the shippers' global business, from Mobile, Alabama, to Mumbai in India. At Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, several hundred containers could be seen piled up at just two of more than a dozen yards.

"The vessels are coming, the ships are coming, but they are not able to take the container because all the systems are down," trading and clearing agent Rajeshree Verma said. "We are actually in a fix because of all this."


          The American media are truly lost inside of their own little world,.   
Tinker

The American people already knew that they were not going to vote for another Clinton or Bush, so they picked Donald Trump.

After the election, CNN and the rest of the mainstream media started saying no, it was Russia and Putin who helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. And Russia was hacking the American people Presidential election, spreading the behind the scene gossip that was said inside the DNC.

God almighty doesn't CNN already know that the American people don't believe CNN political bull talk by now either?
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CNN doubles down on the implosion of its brand.
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          Russia says it found nothing suspicious at Syrian airbase   
The Russian commander in Syria sent the anti-ISIS coalition a letter saying Russians have found nothing to indicate the presence of chemical weapons at a Shayrat airfield

          Another mainstream lie goes down the drain after hurting you and me.   
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Tinker

New York Times says only 4 intelligent agencies and not 17 approved the assessment that Russia hacked the DNC. Susan Rice was the first to spread that outrageous lie.
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FAKE NEWS: NYT Quietly Issues Major Correction — Only 4, Not 17 Intel Agencies Approved “Russia Hacking” Assessment

The MSM’s credibility took another hit today, as the New York Times quietly issued a correction about their claims that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that the Russians ‘hacked’ the 2016 presidential election. The REAL number is only 4 agencies held such views.
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          Greta Van Susteren abruptly leaves MSNBC after six months   

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MSNBC anchor Greta Van Susteren announced in a tweet that she is leaving the network after just six months.

"I am out at MSNBC," she wrote.

Van Susteren's new show premiered in January, several months after she was taken off the air at Fox, where she had worked for over a decade, amid a difficult contract renegotiation.

Chief legal correspondent Ari Melber, who has played a number of different roles at the network over the past several years, will replace Van Susteren permanently.

MSNBC President Phil Griffin informed staff about the change in a memo Thursday afternoon.

"MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren have decided to part ways," Griffin wrote. "Greta is a well-regarded television veteran and one of only a few broadcasters who can say they’ve hosted shows at all three major cable news networks. We are grateful to her and wish her the best.

"I’m also pleased to share that Ari Melber, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and host of the 'The Point' on weekends will become the permanent host of the 6pm hour next month. Ari is a frequent presence on TODAY and across various MSNBC shows and will continue those appearances as he takes on his new duties."

While cable programs often take years to steadily grow ratings, Van Susteren's show at 6 p.m. was one of the lower-rated shows on cable news in her time slot.

In the second quarter of this year, she trailed both Bret Baier's "Special Report" on Fox and Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" on CNN in overall viewers and in advertisers' coveted demographic of viewers between 25-54 years-old. 

NOW WATCH: 'Do you even understand what you're asking?': Putin and Megyn Kelly have a heated exchange over Trump-Russia ties

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          How U.S. and S. Korea differ on approaches to N. Korea   
President Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House Thursday night. They're meeting to work on a joint policy to deal with the nuclear threat from North Korea. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer joins "CBS This Morning" to provide context for the meeting and discuss the leaders' differing approaches. Bremmer also addresses President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russia's President Putin at the G20 summit in Germany.

          Trump's war with the media is reaching new heights as the Republican healthcare bill stalls   

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President Donald Trump has escalated his war on the mainstream media in recent days with raging tweetstorms and public remarks that veer off message.

Over the past week, the White House has engaged in a series of provocations of media outlets that have shocked even reporters and observers who have become accustomed to Trump's often factually inaccurate jabs at the media at campaign rallies and on social media.

Trump's escalation came to a head Thursday when he unleashed a series of venomous tweets criticizing "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and remarking (possibly falsely) on Brzezinski's appearance.

The backlash was almost immediate, as many decried the remark as sexist and others questioned its veracity outright.

The tweets came after several days during which the Trump White House had further provoked the media.

Politico reported that the White House hoped to seize on what staffers saw as a victory when CNN retracted a story over the weekend about a Trump transition official's interactions with a Russian oligarch. The bungled story led to the resignations of three high-level, respected staffers at the news network.

The president and several top staffers tweeted about the incident, and the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, repeatedly mocked CNN reporter Jim Acosta for protesting the communications shop's decision to cut back the number of televised press briefings.

And on Tuesday, the deputy White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, asked Americans to watch a video showing John Bonifield, a CNN health editor who is not involved in Russia-related coverage, questioning the network's decision to focus on the investigations of the Trump administration's Russia connections.

"There's a video out there circulating right now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody in this room, and frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it," she said, after referring to CNN as "that outlet."

She continued: "If it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think we have gone to a place where if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a dangerous place for America, and if that's the place where certain outlets are going, particularly for the purpose of spiking ratings, and if that's coming from the top, that's even more scary, and that's even more disgraceful."

The president also appears to be seething over aggressive media coverage in private. At a closed-door fund-raiser with donors and lawmakers on Wednesday at his Washington, DC, hotel, Trump reportedly seemed fixated on the media, singling out CNN commentator Van Jones.

Trump spoke for about 30 minutes at the event, according to people present who spoke with Politico, and "continued to bash a favorite target — the media, and, in particular, CNN." Trump reportedly "presented himself as a victim of its reporting, which he described as deeply unfair."

Trump's frequent attacks on the media come as the Senate struggles to win support for its healthcare bill. One of Trump's key campaign promises was repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and that effort now seems to have stalled.

The White House also deemed this week "Energy Week," but Trump's attacks have distracted from that message as well.

Many Republicans have publicly criticized Trump for focusing on the media, saying his actions are stifling attempts to gin up support for the Republican healthcare bill.

"Obviously, the more we can focus and have a debate with the White House and the Senate and the American people and the House about how we're going to fix the failing Obamacare system, how we are going to go forward united, I think that is more helpful to the dialogue," Rep. Tom Reed told CNN on Thursday.

Trump has strayed off GOP talking points in other public appearances as well, including during a major rally last week. During his remarks in Iowa that were carried on national television, Trump asked Senate Republicans to "add some money" to the healthcare bill, leading some senators to suggest that the president lacks a grasp of the legislation that aims to cut costs.

And while some Republicans have expressed frustration with Trump's inability to stay on message, others have suggested Trump should largely stay on the sidelines in the healthcare fight if he contradicts or can't effectively propagate the party's message.

"You know, he's very personable and people like talking to him and he's very embracing of that, so there will be certain people he'd like to talk to," Sen. Bob Corker said, according to the Associated Press. "But I'd let Mitch" McConnell, the Senate majority leader, "handle it."

NOW WATCH: Here's the TV segment that prompted Trump's vicious Twitter attack on Mika Brzezinski

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SEE ALSO: CNN issues pithy one-word response to undercover video sting attempting to embarrass Van Jones


          Eric Schultz: Obama White House didn't "choke" in handling of Russian meddling   
On "The Takeout" podcast, former White House official Eric Schultz defends the Obama administration

          Re: The US attack on a mosque in Syria was ‘legal’, concludes an internal investigation. Really?   

Can someone please direct me to past articles where the distinguish author had equally criticized Syria and Russia for bombing mosques ,schools or hospitals, on the pretext that a "terrorist" or a "rebel" was in hiding there?Only a Muslim can attack a mosque? The consequences of the U.S attack were tragic but let's not play stupid.All fighting sides commit atrocities. That's the (ugly) nature of war.


          COMMENTARY: White House Says It Will Fake “Chemical Weapon Attack” In Syria   

We have said this many times already, and it is happening before our own eyes, Israel and its puppets will not stop till they completely destroy Syria. Iran is next and then WWIII. Don’t believe for one minute that Russia is not involved in this Read More ...

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          Donald the Drama Queen   

Many of our Presidents have had descriptive nicknames associated with them:  Washington was the “Father of His Country”, Madison was “Father of the Constitution”, Lincoln was “Honest Abe”, Teddy Roosevelt was “The Trust Buster”, Wilson was “The Schoolmaster”, and Reagan was “The Great Communicator”.  Other Presidents have simply been known by their initials:  Franklin Roosevelt was “FDR”, Kennedy was “JFK”.  Nothing more was needed.  Until now, however, we’ve never had a president identified by the term “drama queen”.  Granted, mention of the Trump “presidency” will more often than not be accompanied by an asterisk, but, let’s assume for one moment that he is the President.  The one thing that will never be footnoted are his all-too-frequent forays onto the catwalk of crazy.  He pirouettes and sashays in outrageous form, depending on the mood d’jour:  temper tantrums, megalomania run amok, misogynistic rants... the lunacy is limitless.

One moment he’ll prattle on about “fake news” (which he pretty much invented--see his false and shameful Obama birth certificate claims, among other fabrications), the next he’s being called on the carpet for doctoring a Time Magazine cover (from 2 March 2009) and posting this fraudulent piece of self-promotion (“Trump is hitting on all cylinders... even TV” uh huh, as if any legitimate source would have written that!) at four of his country clubs for all to admire.  Talk about “fake news”...
If he’s not telling outright lies, then he’s whining about any number of supposed grievances and manipulating the media.
“Obama had me bugged!” (demonstrably false).  “Obama was colluding with the Russians!” (didn’t he claim the Russians weren’t colluding with anyone, because they would never meddle in our elections?).  “My Inauguration crowd was the biggest ever!” (Sorry Diva Don, the empty space was epic--the proof is in the photos).  “Comey should be careful, there could be tapes...” (then watch him drag this out as long as possible--much like his claim that he might one day release his taxes).  “Let me turn the announcement of my Supreme Court nominee into a three ring circus, or a cheesy game show”--(playing coy, trying to hide his identity, scheduling the announcement as though it were some great unveiling.  It was embarrassing, as well as disgraceful.
Last, but certainly not least, Donald the Drama Queen surfaces most consistently on his Twitter feed.  Trump cannot tolerate criticism in any form, nor can he stand it when he's not the center of attention. He's unable to play well with others... but as a paranoid narcissist, how could he?  While portraying himself as a much maligned victim, he has verbally assaulted countless individuals, news sources, and organizations in the course of these late night Twitter rants.  One assumes these have been collected for posterity--a testament to the Trump years. 
In the meantime, let’s let the “leader” of the Free World speak for himself, as he did so eloquently on 6/29/17.  Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, have incurred Trump’s wrath by failing to praise him in the sycophantic style of his cabinet.  He tweeted:

I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017


Rage on, drama queen, rage on... but please make America great again--by resigning.

          Morning News Brief: Health Care Vote Delayed, New Ransomware Attack Spreads   
Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: A massive cyberattack is still taking a toll on computer systems around the world. It all started yesterday in Russia and Ukraine and then spread around Europe and on to the U.S. A number of major international corporations were hit, including the U.S. pharmaceutical-maker Merck, the Russian state oil company Rosneft and the shipping giant Maersk, which caused the Port of New York to shut down as well as ports in Rotterdam and Mumbai. With us now is Matt Tait. He's a security expert based in London and the CEO of Capital Alpha Security. He's with us on Skype. Hey, Matt. MATT TAIT: Hey, how you doing? MARTIN: Doing well. What do we know about who's responsible for this? TAIT: So at the moment, we don't know who's responsible for it. We know how the attack has been taking place. Essentially, a Ukrainian firm that builds accountancy software was compromised yesterday, and they started distributing malware through their auto
          Graphic: Emerging markets enjoy vintage start to year   

By Marc Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets have had one of their best first halves to a year on record, with stocks up 17.5 percent and a 15 percent surge by Mexico's peso underscoring how worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies have been forgotten for now.

As this graphic - http://tmsnrt.rs/2hn5N02 - shows, Poland has been the star performer for stocks trackers, with a 34 percent rise in dollar terms thanks to strong growth numbers and a more than 12 percent rise in the zloty.

Central and eastern Europe has been a hotspot all round.

The Czech crown is up over 11 percent versus the dollar, Hungary's forint is up 8 percent despite an uber-dovish central bank and Romania's leu, in a country which has just had a political crisis, is up 7.7 percent. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2hniYya)

Mexican, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish stocks have taken off, climbing somewhere between 20 and 30 percent.

The boom has come as investors have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises, oil and tech tumbles and looked to the positives.

The dollar has just had its worst quarter in almost seven years which means EM currencies are up. Global growth is gaining traction and borrowing costs via bond yields had been steadily sliding again until this week.

As well as flying equities, bonds in local emerging market currencies have returned almost 11 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up over 6 percent. (For the breakdown click here http://tmsnrt.rs/2ih2QQ9)

There are always laggards though.

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 15 percent and the rift between Qatar and its Middle East neighbours has seen its stocks clobbered 12 percent in a matter of weeks.

Though there has been a rebound this week, Brazil's real has been a poor performer. It is down over 1 percent due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

Another one to avoid has been the Philippine peso which is down 1.7 percent on fears that Islamic State, on the backfoot in Iraq and Syria, is trying to set up a stronghold in the Muslim south of the country.

Emerging markets in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2ihRugV

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(Reporting by Marc Jones)


          Graphics: Stocks fly in first half but oil and dollar big losers   

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were on track for their best start to a year since 2003 while oil and the dollar were facing their biggest first-half drop for years.

The early months of 2017 were marked by the so-called Trump trades premised on U.S. President Donald Trump's pledges of multi-trillion dollar spending and by a change in Europe's political and growth outlook that has lured back investors.

But arguably the most significant shift for investors came in the last week of the second quarter when, in what looked like a concerted move, central bank policymakers appeared to signal it would soon be time to wind back the monetary stimulus that has buoyed markets for much of this decade.

As this graphic http://reut.rs/2sxO66c shows the dollar index, already down 4.5 percent for 2017 a week ago, was down 6.5 percent at Thursday's close and on track for its worst quarter in seven years and worst first half since 2003.

This despite the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates twice this year.

The euro, boosted by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinting on Wednesday at tweaks to the bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance, is up more than 8 percent year-to-date and heading for its best quarter in seven.

Dollar weakness has helped lift emerging equities, as measured by MSCI's main index almost 18 percent in dollar terms so far this year.

World stocks have gained more than 10 percent in dollar terms, their best first half since 2003.

Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index gained 9.6 percent, just ahead of the S&P 500 on 9.2 percent.

Stuck at the bottom of the performance league table, down 16.5 percent in dollar terms year-to-date is Brent crude oil, hit by a perception that output cuts agreed by OPEC producers and others will not be enough to stem the glut of oil.

It was on track for its worst first six months of any year since 1998.

In Brexit-bound Britain, which has just been through a messy election, the pound has dropped 3 percent against the euro. The weaker currency has been a boost for exporters, lifting the country's main FTSE 100 stock index 8.2 percent.

Emerging markets have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises and the oil and tech tumbles. Bonds in emerging market currencies have returned almost 10 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up 6 percent.

But within emerging markets there are losers as well as winners. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2dZbdP5)

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 17 percent but energy importer Turkey's stock index has risen 30 percent, despite inflation, domestic political risks and policy wobbles.

The Mexican peso is the world's top performing currency, up 15 percent on the dollar, as faith wanes in Trump's ability to implement anti-trade and anti-immigration pledges. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh)

Perhaps the biggest surprise has been Poland's zloty which has surged 13 percent against the dollar.

Brazil's real has been one of the worst-performing currencies, down 4 percent in 2017 due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

(Reporting by Marc Jones, Sujata Rao, Dhara Ranasinghe and Nigel Stephenson; Editing by Toby Chopra)


          Morning News Call - India, June 30   

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_06302017.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 9:15 am: CDSL Listing ceremony in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Central Bank of India annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 11:00 am: Singapore Airlines event in Mumbai. 2:30 pm: SpiceJet to launch its first SpiceStyle Store in Gurgaon. 3:30 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harshvardhan at an event in New Delhi. 3:30 pm: Hindustan Unilever annual shareholders meet in Mumbai. 5:00 pm: India government to release May infrastructure output data in NewDelhi. 5:00 pm: RBI to release weekly foreign exchange data in Mumbai. 6:00 pm: Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan, World Bank Team at an eventin New Delhi. 6:30 pm: RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya, Banks Board Bureau ChairmanVinod Rai at an event in Mumbai. LIVECHAT - WEEKAHEAD Reuters EMEA markets editor Mike Dolan discusses the upcoming week's mainmarket inflection points at 3:30 pm IST. To join the conversation, click on thelink: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/communities/ INDIA TOP NEWS • Fast forward; GST set to transform face of Indian logistics industry India's greatest tax reform - replacing an array of provincial duties with anationwide goods and services tax - is transforming the logistics industry in acountry where moving stuff around is notoriously difficult to do, executivessay. • IndiGo eyes Air India stake in possible privatisation India's biggest airline, IndiGo, has expressed unsolicited interest inbuying a stake in state-owned Air India, the junior aviation minister said onThursday, a day after the cabinet approved plans to privatise the carrier. • Eris Lifesciences edges lower after $264 million IPO Indian drug maker Eris Lifesciences Ltd's shares swung between gains andlosses in a tepid market debut on Thursday, after raising $263.8 million in aninitial public offering. • Coal India betting big on renewables, says minister Coal India Ltd, the world's largest miner of the dirty fuel, will generate 1gigawatt of renewable electricity this year as part of its plan to produce asmuch as 10 GW clean power in total, a federal minister said on Thursday. • India could raise import taxes on crude, refined veg oils- governmentsource India is likely to raise import duty on refined and crude vegetable oils,like palm and soyoil, as local oilseed prices slumped below the governmentsupport levels, a government official told Reuters on Thursday. • Mutual funds managers need to improve due diligence: SEBI Indian mutual funds need to improve their due diligence before investing incorporate bonds and not rely only on credit ratings given rising concerns aboutpotential defaults, the chairman of the country's capital markets regulator saidon Thursday. • CRISIL Ratings buys 8.9 percent stake in rival CARE for $68 million CRISIL Ltd, majority owned by S&P Global Inc, bought a 8.9 percent stake inrival CARE Ratings for 4.36 billion rupees $67.55 million, expanding into thecountry's ratings business at a time of surging corporate bond issuance. GLOBAL TOP NEWS • China factory growth fastest in 3 months as new orders, output rise China's manufacturing sector expanded at the quickest pace in three monthsin June, buoyed by strong production and new orders, reassuring news forauthorities trying strike a balance between deleveraging and keeping the economyon an even keel. • Trump administration reverses policy on fiancés as travel ban takes effect U.S. President Donald Trump's administration reversed a decision late onThursday as its revised travel ban took effect and said fiancés would beconsidered close family members and therefore allowed to travel to the UnitedStates. • Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putinnext week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose politicalfortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. LOCAL MARKETS OUTLOOK (As reported by NewsRise) • The SGX Nifty Futures were at 9,504.50, little changed from its previousclose. • The Indian rupee will likely fall against the dollar on expectations localshares will follow regional peers lower, as bond yields harden in developednations amid bets interest rates are headed higher in the U.S. and Europe. • Indian government bonds are likely to edge higher today as some banks mayboost debt purchases on the last day of the fiscal first quarter. However, freshsupply of bonds and higher U.S. yields may lead to selling by some investors.The yield on the benchmark 6.79 percent bond maturing in 2027 is likely to tradein a 6.49 percent-6.54 percent band today. GLOBAL MARKETS • Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, with the S&P 500 and the Dowindustrials suffering their worst daily percentage drops in about six weeks, asa recent decline in technology shares deepened and outweighed strength in bankshares. • Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to two-week lows morning afterinvestors turned risk-averse as major central banks signalled that the era ofcheap money was coming to an end, which hurt both U.S. and European marketsovernight. • The dollar languished near a nine-month low against a basket ofcurrencies, bogged down by growing expectations of more hawkish monetarypolicies in Europe and Canada and doubts about another U.S. interest rateincrease this year. • Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to six-week highs on Thursday on thelikelihood that central banks in Europe will become less accommodative, beforebonds pared price losses as stocks declined. • Crude oil futures were on track for their biggest weekly gain sincemid-May, ending five weeks of losses with prices underpinned by a decline inU.S. output. • Gold prices steadied, supported by an easing dollar and falling equitieseven as comments from global central banks suggested monetary tightening inEurope and Canada. CLOSE FII INVESTMENTS EQUITIES DEBT PNDF spot 64.56/64.59 June 29 -$176.48 mln $145.75 mln 10-yr bond yield 6.87 Month-to-date $498.85 mln $4.55 bln Year-to-date $8.48 bln $17.99 bln For additional data: India govt bond market volumes Stock market reports Non-deliverable forwards data Corporate debt stories [IN CORPD] Local market closing/intraday levels [IN SNAPSHOT] Monthly inflows [INFLOWS RTRS TABLE IN] ($1 = 64.63 Indian rupees) (Compiled by Benny Thomas in Bengaluru)


          Comentário sobre EUA e Rússia à beira do abismo na Síria- Curdos sírios, os que mais perdem por Luiz   
Seria muita alegria para o povo sirio e para o mundo, se tudo isto escrito acima acontecesse de fato, mas infelizmente a esperanca de vermos esta guerra acabar e a paz voltar, e apenas um sonho ou um delirio,os americanos e seus aliados nao vao sair da Siria enquanto nao conseguirem seus objetivos, os dias da Siria como pais que sempre vimos estao contados, o governo do Sr bashar Assad estao contados, e sim a Siria sera um novo Afeghanistao, um novo Iraque, e isto nao e apenas por causa do gasodulto, mas sim pelo Iran, uma vitoria da Siria sera tambem uma vitoria para o Iran, e o russos? os russos por mais inteligentes e fortes que sao, nao farao absolutamente nada, colocaram seus sistemas de defesa na Siria apenas para intimidar, vai criar teias de aranha e nao vao utilizar, vao ver a Siria ser destruida e dividida e a unica coisa que vao fazer e prostestar, mas usar a forca contra a america e seus aliados jamais, porque e isto que os nefastos quereme vao provocar a Russia para isto, porque qualquer ataque da Russia contra eles sera usado contra a Russia, na ONU, mais sancoes, e ainda a dia corporativa vai massacrar as pessoas de falsas informacoes, fazendo a opiniao publica ir contra a Russia, e no final a Russia vai sair com o rabo entre as pernas, e os nefastos mais uma vez conseguirao seu objetivo, infelizmente.
          Russia's Rosneft set for global gas tussle with Gazprom   

By Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer, wants to supply gas in parts of Europe where Gazprom is not present - or Moscow risks losing the market to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), a Rosneft executive said.

Gazprom, the leading global gas producer, enjoys monopoly rights on gas pipeline exports. It has lost its exclusive rights to ship seaborne LNG overseas to Rosneft and Novatek, Russia's largest non-state gas producer.

Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, has long been vying for pipeline gas exports as it strives to grow globally. It now wants permission to export to the parts of Europe in which Gazprom does not operate.

The Russian producer has a memorandum with BP, which owns a 19.75 stake in the Russian company, to trade up to 20 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas annually in Europe.

Rosneft vice president Vlada Rusakova, a former Gazprom executive, said the company wants to conduct "an experiment" in supplying gas to new markets "in coordination" with Gazprom.

"We are not counting on a total lifting of export restrictions. This would be harmful for Gazprom, especially against the background of a difficult financial and economic situation at the company," she said in emailed comments.

She added that as part of the "experiment", Rosneft could supply gas to markets where Gazprom is not present and into which U.S. LNG could be imported. Rusakova did not identify any such European countries.

"Of course, this should be done in close coordination with Gazprom, in order to avoid competition between Russian gas suppliers."

Gazprom targets $32-34 billion in revenues from exporting more than 180 bcm to Europe and Turkey this year. Rosneft produced almost 70 bcm of gas last year, earning 208 billion roubles ($3.5 billion) in revenues from gas sales at home.

NEW MARKETS

Rosneft, like Novatek, is winning some of Gazprom's clients at home thanks to a more flexible gas pricing policy. But unlike Novatek or Gazprom, Rosneft plans to have an LNG plant only in Russia, as it eyes Russia's far east and Asian markets.

The company wants to export gas to China, where Gazprom plans to start shipping gas in 2019-2021 via the Power of Siberia pipeline, currently under construction.

It also wants access to China's domestic gas market and end-users via swap deals.

"There are significant gas resources in Russia's east, while no infrastructure has been built. And that's why we are interested in gaining access to the future Power of Siberia pipeline," Rusakova said.

Rosneft plans to produce 100 bcm of gas per year by 2020 and become the world's third-largest producer of natural gas sometime later, thanks to a number of international projects.

Last year, Rosneft agreed to buy a stake of up to 35 percent in Egypt's Zohr offshore gas field from Italy's Eni. The Russian company also plans to expand in gas projects elsewhere, including Mozambique and Venezuela.

Rusakova said Rosneft and Venezuelan state company PDVSA may consider building an LNG plant in Venezuela.

($1 = 59.3765 roubles)

(Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Katya Golubkova and Dale Hudson)


          BEST OF THE WEB: New York Times retracts Russia-gate canard...finally!   
Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards - that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails - is false. On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true. In the Times' White House Memo of June 25, correspondent Maggie Haberman mocked Trump for "still refus[ing] to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected." However, on Thursday, the Times - while leaving most of Haberman's ridicule of Trump in place - noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence "assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community."
          White House denounces media obsession over Russia, defends Trump's tweets   
The White House has once again gone on the offensive, condemning the media for constant coverage of the Russia probe, while defending President Donald Trump's recent tweets against MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. At Thursday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited a study conducted by the conservative Media Research Center (MRC), which found that the media has spent more than half of their total coverage on Trump dealing with the Russian probe. For their study, MRC looked at all 364 evening news stories in the five weeks since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed to oversee the Russia probe. MRC found that out of the 640 minutes that the media covered Trump, 353 minutes was devoted to the Russia investigation and sacked FBI director James Comey. "That's the numbers guys, the numbers don't lie. The media's focus on priorities, they don't line up with the rest of America," Huckabee Sanders said.
          Russian paper publishes alleged documents that Ukrainian air force was active during MH17 attack   
The Sovershenno Secretno newspaper (Top Secret) continues its investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing over the Donbass. The newspaper has published another portion of documents that establish Kiev's guilt in the tragedy. Newspaper journalists have obtained a map, namely a secret flight plan, that was made and personally signed the day before the flight, on July 16, 2014, by the pilot of the 299th tactical aviation brigade, Captain Vladislav Voloshin. The plan was also approved by commander of the A4104 military unit, Colonel Gennady Dubovik. Ukraine persistently claims that there was no military aircraft flying in the area the day when the tragedy occurred. Yet, the newly published documents prove that Ukrainian officials lie. Pravda.Ru held a brief interview with Sergei Sokolov, editor-in-chief of the Sovershenno Secretno newspaper.
          Production outages in Asia lend slight support to prices   

By Mark Tay and Oleg Vukmanovic

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices edged up this week as production outages in Australia, Thailand and Russia provided the spot market with some support after multiple weeks of muted activity in the region.

Spot prices for August delivery edged higher to$5.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) 10 cents higher than last week, said five trading sources on Friday.

Production at the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) A-18 block in the Gulf of Thailand, and Australia's Karratha Gas Plant that hosts the North West Shelf (NWS) project was hit by outages on June 24. Meanwhile, Russia's sole LNG plant at the Sakhalin-2 project was stopped for a planned maintenance from mid-June until mid-July.

The series of outages in the region would have typically caused spot prices to spike, traders said, adding that the limited price rise underscored how thin North Asian demand was.

Deal and market activity has been muted despite North Asia heading into the peak summer demand season as inventories in Japan and South Korea remain full.

"All (the North Asian) buyers have stocks, and don't see any urgency to buy," a trader said. "India also will slow down now as a good monsoon means electricity consumption goes down."

The supply disruptions failed to fully reverse weak Asian spot prices, tightening spreads with key European benchmarks to about 50 cents, and helping sustain a three-month trend of rising deliveries to the continent.

The trend took on a global dimension with spot LNG prices in Japan, Mexico, Spain, Britain, Argentina and the United States trading within the closest range seen since 2009/2010, Thomson Reuters LNG analyst Mathilde Jacobsen said.

Tightening global spreads, such as between Asian and European markets, reflect weak Far East demand and healthy supplies, although there is still no underlying convergence between U.S. Henry Hub gas prices and spot LNG prices on international markets.

With more LNG arriving on Europe’s shores, receiving terminals discharged more gas into local grids, terminal send-out data showed.

Outages at North West Shelf, affecting three of five producing trains, had limited impact on spot prices because the plant mostly supplies Japanese customers who have healthy stored inventories, thus curbing spillover into spot markets.

Production at Train 2 is scheduled to restart between July 1-3, while Train 3 is expected to start up over July 10-15, according to trading sources.

Operations at the JDA A-18 natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand have yet to resume, Thai energy company PTT said on Friday. The firm declined to specify when operations would restart, but added that it was not seeking LNG imports due to sufficient reserves.

(Editing by Vyas Mohan)


          Michael Flynn’s Dead Friend Tried To Get Hillary’s Whitey Tape From Russia, Because He Was Stupid   
This looks like the first evidence of attempted collusion between Trump people and Russia. Surprise, it is VERY DUMB.
          Truth will out! CNN commentator caught on camera admitting Russiagate is a big 'nothing-burger' - UPDATE   
Van Jones, CNN's political commentator who has played up the Russiagate non-story to an extreme degree has been caught on camera by Project Veritas, saying the story amounts to nothing. Project Veritas is the same group that recently filmed senior CNN producer John Bonifield saying that Russiagate was "bullshit" and just designed to attain higher ratings for CNN. Comment: Senior CNN producer admits Russia narrative is 'fake news' just for 'ratings' (VIDEO) Now, Van Jones has been filmed calling Russiagate a "nothing burger" a euphemism for a non-story/non-event. Watch the video and see for yourself.
          New York Times retracts longstanding Russian hacking lie: 17 intel agencies did NOT agree   
"Seventeen intelligence agencies" — if you've been following the maniacal #TrumpRussia coverage to any extent, you've heard this phrase used uncritically, time and again, regardless of your ideological loyalties. Pundits, papers and rank-and-file establishment loyalists have been unquestioningly regurgitating the nonsensical line that 17 intelligence agencies confirmed Russian interference in the US elections ever since Hillary Clinton made that baseless assertion in a debate back in October. The innate absurdity of the claim was immediately attacked by WikiLeaks and anti-establishment outlets who pointed out that this would necessarily need to involve full investigations from agencies like the Coast Guard, the DEA and the Energy Department in order to be true. Nevertheless, many high-profile pro-establishment outlets like Politifact and USA Today found Clinton's claims to be 100 percent true on the grounds that James Clapper, then-Director of National Intelligence and notorious Russophobic racist, "speaks on behalf of" all 17 intelligence agencies. To this day Politifact stands by its false claim on the basis of that same spurious assertion.
          Kissinger: Global leadership part of Washington's DNA, while Russia has been 'defender and advocate'   
Global leadership is part of US foreign policy DNA, according to former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, while Russia has previously positioned itself as "defender and advocate" of a world order based on religion, and then on Marxist principles. Speaking alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Primakov Readings International Forum on Friday, Kissinger said that "the idea of global leadership is almost part of the American foreign policy DNA," adding that the US has positioned itself not simply as a leader, but as "the leader." "In a similar way, Russia for the past two centuries has positioned itself as the defender and advocate of a view of world order based first on religion, then on Marxist principles."
          Pepe Escobar - Washington and Berlin on a collision course   
The Russia sanctions bill that passed the US Senate by 98:2 on June 15 is a bombshell; it directly demonizes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under the Baltic Sea, which is bound to double Gazprom's energy capacity to supply gas to Europe. The 9.5 billion euro pipeline is being financed by five companies; Germany's Uniper and Wintershall; Austria's OMV; France's Engie; and Anglo-Dutch Shell. All these majors operate in Russia, and have, or will establish, pipeline contracts with Gazprom. In a joint statement, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern stressed that, "Europe's energy supply is a matter for Europe, not the United States of America"; "instruments for political sanctions should not be tied to economic interests"; and the whole thing heralds a "new and very negative quality in European-American relations". An oil trader in the Gulf bluntly told me, "the new sanctions against Russia basically amount to telling the EU to buy expensive US gas instead of cheap Russian gas. So the Germans and the Austrians basically told the Americans to buzz off." A top US intel source, Middle East-based and a dissident to the Beltway consensus, stresses how, "the United States Senate by a nearly unanimous vote have decided to declare war on Russia (sanctions are war) and Germany has threatened retaliation against the United States if it initiates sanctions.
          Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Russia, US & China able to join forces in tackling global challenges   
Russia, the US, and China uniting to tackle global challenges is still a realistic scenario, given the three nations' influence on international affairs, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "It is impossible to speak of a scenario [in which] the US and China would unite against Russia, or Russia and China would stand against the US," Lavrov said on Friday in Moscow at the 2017 Primakov Readings, a high-profile international forum named after the late Yevgeny Primakov, former foreign minister. "But I believe it is still possible to comprehend how [our] three countries - given their influence on world affairs and world economy - are able to help address global challenges," Lavrov said, as cited by TASS. Russia-US relations are crucial for the rest of the world, as the international community is watching closely how Moscow and Washington approach pressing issues, including strategic stability and regional crises, the foreign minister said. "We see that the majority of countries are concerned about the current abnormal state of these relations which were taken hostage by [the] domestic struggle for power in the US," he continued. "We [believe] that our presidents' meeting in Hamburg [at the G20 summit] would clarify [the] prospects of the Russia-US ties."
          Seymour Hersh: Trump ignored own intel before bombing Syria airfield   
In an exclusive interview, veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh discusses his new report that President Trump bombed a Syrian military airfield in April despite warnings that U.S. intelligence had found no evidence that the Assad regime used a chemical weapon. Full Transcript: AARON MATÉ: It's the Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. When the US bombed a Syrian military airfield in April, the White House said US intelligence had confirmed the Assad regime used chemical weapons in the town of Khan Shaykhun. Well a new report says the opposite is true. Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh reports US intelligence actually warned president Trump it had no evidence that the Syrian military had used sarin gas. Hersh writes that Russia had warned the U.S. about a Syrian military strike before Khan Shaykhun was bombed, and he says that bombing set off secondary explosions that released poisonous gases on the ground. Seymour Hersh's article, "Trump's Red Line," was published by the German newspaper [Die Welt]. Earlier he joined me to discuss it. Welcome Sy. SEYMOUR HERSH: Hello. AM: Thank you for joining us. You're reporting that Trump ordered the attack on the Syrian military airfield, despite US intelligence doubts that it was in fact Assad who had used chemical weapons in Idlib. Can you explain what that intelligence was?
          House may stall Senate's Russia sanctions bill even after technical issue resolved   
New sanctions drawn up against Russia in the US Senate are no longer snagged by a technical matter, but the bill may still be in limbo, as it faces opposition in the House of Representatives. On Thursday, the Senate fixed what's known as a "blue slip" violation in its bill to lay further sanctions on Russia. At issue was the constitutional requirement that revenue bills must originate in the House. Democrats are accusing Republicans of stalling the sanctions in an attempt to please President Donald Trump after his administration officials raised concerns with the bill, according to Reuters. Republicans in the House say that their reluctance to push the bill forward is purely procedural, Reuters reported.
          German FM blasts US sanctions bill: 'Forcing us to give up Russian gas to sell own is unacceptable'   
A US bill threatening to sanction European companies taking part in construction of a Russian pipeline is seen as unacceptable in Berlin, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, especially if it actually aims to push America's own gas exports. "We deem it absolutely unacceptable when a bill demands that Europeans give up on Russian gas so that they could sell American instead, at a much higher price," Gabriel said in Krasnodar, Russia, on Thursday as cited by Handelsblatt daily. Gabriel was referring to new sanctions passed by the US Senate in mid-June. Initially outlined as an amendment to a bill imposing sanctions against Iran, the Russian part of the document threatens penalties for companies doing business with Russian oil and gas firms, possibly affecting the participation of BASF, Shell, Engie, OMV, Wintershall and Uniper in the Nord Stream 2 project.
          Comment on Test of the most powerful thermonuclear bomb in Russia by rolex oyster datejust perpetual   
<strong>rolex oyster datejust perpetual</strong> cartierlovejesduas Simon, thanks for your comments. I don’t know anyone who will be blogging DCC, but if I find out I’ll let you know. Other readers could identify themselves if they are doing so! Cheers.
          Charania, Silver Break Through With First WSOP Bracelet Victories   

Mohsin Charania and Max Silver officially lost their membership to the “best player with no WSOP bracelet” club last night in Las Vegas.

Silver was the first one to strike gold as he outlasted 256 runners in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Max event to win $172k.

Charania followed that up by topping a big $1,500 NLHE event that attracted 1,580 players. He took down $364k for his efforts.

Prior to last night both players had $3m+ in earnings but neither had ever won a WSOP bracelet.

Silver Dominates Final Table

Max Silver, who was born in London but now resides in Dublin, has become renowned for making deep runs at the WSOP and finally has a bracelet to go with his impressive poker resume.

Max Silver 2
Max Silver

Silver finished 33rd in last year's Main Event and also placed eighth in the 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event.

He was dominant last night and held the chip lead for the vast majority of play, only sinking down to even with the rest of the players briefly during three-handed play.

In the end Silver out-dueled Bay Area pro Guowei “Tommy” Zhang. Zhang earned $106k for finishing runner up.

The final table actually wrapped early last night, which allowed Silver to make a flight back to Dublin that he had previously booked. He’ll return to the WSOP in a few days, however.

Here’s a look at the complete payouts for the final table of Event 53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-max:

1st: Max Silver, $172,645
2nd: Guowei Zhang, $106,694
3rd: Mickey Craft, $69,789
4th: Lena Wang, $46,871
5th: Ayman Qutami, $32,345
6th: Georgios Kapalas, $22,952

Charania Beats Stacked $1,500 Final Table

You don’t always see a large number of poker pros at the $1,500 NLHE final tables but Charania had his hands full last night.

The table featured businessman/poker pro Cary Katz, two-WSOP bracelet winner Andy Frankenberger, Russian pro Mikhail Rudoy and 2014 EPT Barcelona runner-up finisher Samuel Phillips.

Mohsin Charania
Mohsin Charania

Luckily Charania had one thing the other competitors didn’t: A raucous crowd cheering him on.

"This happens when I'm just playing online on Tuesday, so I'm used to it. Wait until you see me get deep in like a $109 [online]. It's just chaos," said Charania in the winner interview with the WSOP.

"No, you get used to it and you learn to block it out and you know like you're kind of excited because you know that when you win a pot, everyone is going to cheer for you, so it's kind of nice.”

Charania had a tough position at the final table because he was on the direct left of talented pro Samuel Phillips.

It was Charania, however, that finally landed the knockout blow on Phillips when he snapped off a Phillips’ shove with K 3 with A 8.

From there Charania busted Brandon Ageloff to secure a nearly 3-1 heads-up chip lead against Cary Katz.

Katz was in a unique position at the final table because he owns the PokerGO streaming service that was broadcasting the event.

Unfortunately for Katz a comeback wasn’t in the cards as Charania found A Q to Katz’ K Q to close out the event.

Here’s a look at the final-table payouts for Event 52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em:

1st: Mohsin Charania - $364,438
2nd: Cary Katz - $225,181
3rd: Brandon Ageloff - $161,844
4th: Andy Frankenberger - $117,611
5th: Mikhail Ruody - $86,424
6th: Samuel Phillips - $64,226
7th: Ian Steinman - $48,276
8th: Yanki Koppel - $36,708
9th: Milan Simko - $28,239



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          Rainer Kempe: “Fedor Pushes the Limits of What is Possible”   

27-year-old Rainer Kempe has racked up over $10 million playing live poker tournaments ... and even he's mystified by what his friend Fedor Holz has been able to pull off.

Kempe has solid tournament results dating back to 2011 but he caught everyone's attention last summer when he won the $300,000 buy-in Aria Super High Roller Bowl.

He beat Holz heads-up to win that event, earning himself $5 million. At that point Holz had been on the biggest heater perhaps in poker history, having earned roughly $10.5 million in the six months previous.

Holz continued the run with a win in the $111k One Drop High Roller for just under $5 million a couple weeks later.

“It's so tough to say,” said Kempe when asked about how much of Holz's success is skill and how much is luck.

“I would always say it's not possible to have that kind of edge but Fedor leaves me guessing. Maybe he does. He's clearly been crushing it forever and ever.

“I think we don't really understand variance too well even though a lot of people have thought about it in poker for a long time.”

Most recently Holz won two $50k High Roller events at the Aria on two consecutive days for a combined $750,000. His live earnings now total $22.9 million.

“Fedor really pushes the limits of what I thought was possible,” Kempe said, shaking his head.

Kempe's Gradual Grind to the Top

Kempe started playing poker casually while he was attending college in Potsdam. He was studying business administration but he says now that his heart wasn't 100% in it.

Rainer Kempe 4
"Back then I was happy to finish the night with five or ten euros."

Looking back, Kempe says at the time he had no idea there would ever even be such a thing as Super High Roller poker tournaments, let alone that he'd be playing in them and winning millions.

“Back then I was happy to finish the night with five or ten euros,” he said.

Kempe eventually moved to the UK and started taking live poker more seriously. He says he had success right away at low stakes and gradually moved his way up.

Now he says he's able to play the highest-stakes tournaments offered anywhere in the world.

"I grinded up gradually so it doesn't strike me as that surprising in a way,” Kempe said of his success and the fact that he's playing such astronomical stakes.

“I don't want to say I expected it and I definitely don't want to say I automatically deserve it because you have to get so lucky. But at the same time, I don't feel like it came overnight.”

German Staking Economy Better Than Other Countries

Kempe is part of a group of German players that have stormed the high roller tournament scene and, according to him, it has to do more with the staking economy in Germany than the sheer skill of the country's players.

“There are so many talented German players but one thing is that it's much easier to sell action for high buy-in tournaments in Germany compared to Spain or Russia for example,” explained Kempe.

“I feel like other countries have an equal number of talented players but they aren't able to take the same shots.”

Rainer Kempe 3
“I've really been breathing it in, all of it.”

Kempe points at the long history of high-stakes backers in Germany as one reason Germans have been so dominant.

“There's been a market pretty much from the very beginning when the high rollers were super soft,” he said.

“There were investors who bought action and were able to build their roll the same way players did. And then when the edges got thinner, they were able to gamble on smaller edges.”

Super High Roller Economy “Very Solid”

Kempe also says the Super High Roller economy is very healthy and that he doesn't expect things to change anytime soon.

"I think the super high roller economy is very solid,” he said. “Those events are definitely getting harder but I don't think that will change things.

“If the businessmen in the $100ks go on a downswing in poker it's not going to affect their life. They're going to keep playing as long as they enjoy it.

“And the regs, even though they might not make a lot of money, they're still profitable.”

Kempe is referring to the fact that most of the poker pros playing Super High Rollers sell a large part of their action. Individual players selling a lot of action is another way the super high roller scene is protected.

“I've really been breathing it in, all of it,” Kempe said of his experience in the poker world. “There are Super High Rollers all over the world and I expect it to stay that way for now.”



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          Twelve Blasphemous Thoughts: Some Summer Sacrilege   

Counterpunch, June 13, 2017 Summer’s here and the time is right for sacrilege in the streets.  Here are twelve blasphemous thoughts for the current Russo-phobic season, likely to be a real carbon- and (see below) capital-cooked scorcher. Wouldn’t That Have Been Russia’s Job? Forget for now the question of whether the Kremlin intervened to any [...]

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          Comment on An Open Letter to Moderates by Priscilla   
Taking a break from the Deep State War against Trump and Trump's self-defeating tweets (I don't recall the press being this obsessed with Bill Clinton's self-defeating affairs, but whatever....at least Russia is off the front pages for a day), Ted Cruz is pushing a compromise healthcare bill that I think could pass. It allows insurance companies to sell non-Obamacare compliant plans as long as they offer at least one Obamacare compliant one. The Obamacare compliant plans would still be eligible for state subsidies, as they have been under the ACA, Since the GOP is essentially working with only 2 votes to spare, and Cruz, Lee and Paul would likely get on board with this plan, this could push the reform over the finish line. It may ultimately lead us to a permanent two tiered healthcare insurance market, but it will remove the mandate, the bulk of the taxes and the fast-track to single payer that we currently have. Ted Cruz is starting to grow on me. He's certainly showing himself to be a great senator.
          Sessions says he hopes Russia probe ends sooner than later   
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he hopes a special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia can "come to an end ...
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          White House: Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit   
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          Watch Live 24-Hour Webcast for International Asteroid Day   

Every day, Earth is hit by 60 to 300 metric tons of space dust and smaller meteoroids. But sometimes, larger and more dangerous space rocks plummet to Earth, such as on June 30, 1908 when an estimated 40 meter-wide meteoroid exploded over the Tunguska, Siberia region in Russia, devastating 2000 sq. kilometers (770 square miles) […]

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          Clojure Wrappers   

Functions in the wild

Functional programming rears its head in the most unusual places in software design. Take the web stack interfaces (rack1, plack2, WSGI3), they all implement a very functional view of what a web application is: a function that takes a map as input and returns a map as output.

Middleware then build on that abstraction composing themselves down to the actual handler call.

The graylog2 extension mechanism is a good example of this, the bulk of which is really simple:

def _call(env)
  begin
    # Call the app we are monitoring
    @app.call(env)
  rescue Exception => err
    # An exception has been raised. Send to Graylog2!
    send_to_graylog2(err)

    # Raise the exception again to pass backto app.
    raise
  end
end

All the code does is wrap application call in an exception catching block and returning the original result. Providing such a composition interface enables doing two useful things for middleware applications:

  • Taking action before the handler is called, for instance parsing json data as arguments.
  • Taking action after the handler was called, in this case catching exceptions.

Composition in clojure

The russian doll approach taken in rack was a natural fit for clojure’s web stack, ring4. What I want to show here is how easy it is to write a simple wrapping layer for any type of function, enabling building simple input and output filters for any type of logic.

The basics

Let’s say we have a simple function interacting with a library, taking a map as parameter, yielding an operation status map back:

(defn send-command
  "send a command"
  [payload]
  (-> payload
     serialize     ; translate into a format for on-wire
     send-sync     ; send command and wait for answer
     deserialize)) ; translate result back as map

Now let’s say we need the following filters:

  • We need certain keys in the command map sent out
  • We want to provide defaults for the reply map
  • We want to time command execution for statistics usage

The functions are easy to write:

(defn filter-required [payload]
  (let [required [:user :operation]] 
    (when (some nil? (map payload required))
      (throw (Exception. "invalid payload"))))
  payload)

(defn filter-defaults [response]
  (let [defaults {:status :unknown, :user :guest}]
    (merge defaults response)))

(defn time-command [payload]
  (let [start-ts    (System/nanoTime)
        response    (send-command payload)
        end-ts      (System/nanoTime)]
    (merge response {:elapsed (- end-ts start-ts)})))

Now all that is required is linking those functions together. A very naive approach would be to go the imperative way, with let:

(defn linking-wrappers [payload]
  (let [payload  (filter-required payload)
        payload  (filter-defaults payload)
        response (time-command payload)]
    response))

Evolving towards a wrapper interface

Thinking about it in a more functional way, it becomes clear that this is just threading the payload through functions. Clojure even has a nice macro that does just that.

(defn composing-wrappers [payload]
  (-> payload filter-required filter-defaults time-command))

This is already very handy, but needs a bit of work when we want to move the filters around, or if we wanted to be able to provide the filters as a list, even though using loop and recur it seems feasible.

One of the gripes of such an approach is that you need two types of middleware functions, those that happen before and those that happen after an action, writing a generic timing filter that can be plugged in anywhere would involve writing two filter functions!

The other gripe is that there is no way to bypass the execution of the filter chain, except by throwing exceptions, what we want is to wrap around the command call to be able to interfere with the processing.

Looking back on the rack approach, we see that the call to the actual rack handler is enclosed within the middleware, doing the same in clojure would involve returning a function wrapping the original call, which is exactly what has been done for ring5, by the way:

(defn filter-required [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [required [:user :operation]] 
      (if (some nil? (map payload required))
        {:status :fail :message "invalid payload"}
        (handler payload)))))

(defn filter-defaults [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [defaults {:status :unknown, :user :guest}]
      (handler (merge defaults payload)))))

(defn time-command [handler]
  (fn [payload]
    (let [start-ts    (System/nanoTime)
          response    (handler payload)
          end-ts      (System/nanoTime)]
      (merge response {:elapsed (- end-ts start-ts)}))))

Reusing the threading operator, building the composed handler is now dead easy:

(def composed (-> send-command
                  time-command
                  filter-defaults
                  filter-required))

Tying it all together

We have now reached the point where composition is very easy, at the expense of a bit of overhead when writing wrappers.

The last enhancement that could really help is being able to provide a list of functions to decorate a function with which would yield the composed handler.

We cannot apply to -> since it is a macro, so we call loop and recur to the rescue:

(defn wrap-with [handler all-decorators]
  (loop [cur-handler  handler
         decorators   all-decorators]
    (if decorators
      (recur ((first decorators) cur-handler) (next decorators))
      cur-handler)))

Or as scottjad noted:

(defn wrap-with [handler all-decorators]
  (reduce #(%2 %1) handler all-decorators))

Now, you see this function has no knowledge at all of the logic of handlers, making it very easy to reuse in a many places, writing composed functions is now as easy as:

(def wrapped-command
  (wrap-with send-command [time-command filter-defaults filter-required]))

I hope this little walkthrough helps you navigate more easily through projects such as ring, compojure, and the likes. You’ll see that in many places using such a mechanism allows elegant test composition.


          Boomii Doll Amigurumi PDF Crochet Pattern by HandmadeKitty by handmadekitty   

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Size:
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You will need:
a 3mm hook and Dk or worsted weight yarn.

Pattern is in US English terms and comes with many pictures with step by step instructions.


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          НАДЕЖДА - ИХ КОМПАС ЗЕМНОЙ   


Здесь, и полагаю, надежды небеспочвенны. Если погранцов по старой доброй традиции (а почему нет, если можно?) не выкрали с российской территории, а они, в самом деле, заблудились, вероятность того, что украинцы смилостивятся и ребята, отбыв положенные 15 суток, вернутся, на мой взгляд, намного выше, чем их смерть под пытками.  Могут, конечно, и запытать, и Москва не квакнет, - но  зачем? Не все сразу...



          КАК ЗАКАЛЯЛАСЬ СТАЛЬ   


Взято тут, полностью (очень информативно и показательно) здесь, а от себя добавлю, что насчет "звучало как-то абсурдно" г-жа Максакова все же кокетничает, потому что в одном из недавних интервью все вполне логично разъяснено: «Да, Владислав Юрьевич позвал,

мы близко дружим с его женой Наташей, как сестры. Мы соседи по Брюсовскому переулку. Она жила на первом этаже, а я — на третьем. Мне было 10 лет, а ей — 12. И вот так сложилась ее жизнь, что она вышла замуж за Владислава Юрьевича. Как-то возник разговор за столом и о моем будущем. Он предложил принять меня в партию…», -

а при таком раскладе на определенном этапе социально-политического развития государства, будь ты хоть гражданка Германии, хоть лошадь, место в Сенате тебе обеспечно...


          Тайсон / Tyson (1995) WEBRip-AVC   

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Описание: Информация о фильме
Название: Тайсон
Оригинальное название: Tyson
Год выхода: 1995
Жанр: Драма, биография, спорт
Режиссер: Ули Эдель
В ролях: Джордж К. Скотт, Пол Уинфилд, Майкл Джей Уайт, Джеймс Сиккинг, Мальколм-Джамал Уорнер, Тони Ло Бьянко, Кларк Грегг, Холт МакКэллани, Кристен Уилсон, Шила Уиллс, Ригал Хэнли, Лилиан Шовин, Ребека Джонсон, Джордж Мёрдок

О фильме:
Фильм основан на книге «Огонь и Страх» Хосе Торреса и рассказывает о жизни знаменитого американского чернокожего боксера Майка Тайсона, начиная с детства и до того печального момента, когда он был приговорен к шести годам тюрьмы за изнасилование девушки, принимавшей участие в конкурсе красоты на звание «Мисс Черная Америка». Детство у парня было тяжелое — у него было 40 приводов в полицию. Огромную роль в его жизни и спортивной карьере сыграл его тренер, усыновивший его после смерти матери.

Страна: США
Студия: Edgar J. Scherick Associates, HBO Pictures
Продолжительность: 01:49:55
Перевод: Авторский (одноголосый, закадровый) М.Иванов
Субтитры: Английский

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Dennis Pedersen - Emergence (Extended Mix)
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Deviate - Flashback (Original Mix)
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Diction - There Is No Way (Original Mix)
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Diet Candy - Fever (ThomChris Soul Club Remix)
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Dilby - Invisible (Original Mix)
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Disk Nation - Lovebirds (Original Mix)
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DJ Braver - Hit That Switch (Original Mix)
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DJ Braver - The Very Long Cave (Original Mix)
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DJ Entwan - Bad Girls (Original Mix)
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DJ Kolin, Abrupt Gear - Cannes (Original Mix)
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DJ LULU & DJ Gas - Hot Shot (Original Mix)
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Dj Nkosie, Zweli The Dj - No Emotions (Main Mix)
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Doc Link - Let The Drums Roll (Demarkus Lewis Remix)
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Doc Link - Let The Drums Roll (Original Mix)
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Dot Chandler, Lucas Freire - Deep In Underground (Original Mix)
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Embliss, Manu Zain - Worthwhile (LTN 'Sunrise' Remix)
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Endorfina - Vertex (Tsyba Remix)
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Eric Zimmer, Shawn Hunter - Spiritus Vehementis (Danny Legatto Remix)
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Fabio XB - You (Extended Mix)
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Felix Eul - Interplay (Mollono.Bass Remix)
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Felix Eul - Pianoctopus (Konfetti Klub Ensemble Remix)
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Fickry - Get Back (Original Mix)
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Fickry - Unload (Original Mix)
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Fisherman, Hawkins - Antidote (Dave Neven Remix)
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Flapjackers, Bollen, Fichtner - Arabic Bang (Di Chiara Brothers Remix)
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Flex - Dance Hard (Original Mix)
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Flex - Mellow Sunset (Original Mix)
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Floe - Brain Bug (Original Mix)
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Floe - Introspection (Original Mix)
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Floe, S.Ana - Animal Instinct (Original Mix)
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Flow, Zeo - Density (Anturage Remix)
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F-Man - We Are Controlling Transmission (Original Mix)
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Fouk - F3000 (Original Mix)
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Fouk - See You On The Other Side (Original Mix)
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Fouk - With Lasers (Original Mix)
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Frag Maddin - Blufunk (Original Mix)
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Frank Dueffel, Stephen Kirkwood - Aquaplaning (Original Mix)
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Frederic Stunkel - Ego Push (Anina Owly Remix)
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Frederic Stunkel - Ego Push (Diaz, Parree Remix)
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Frederic Stunkel - Ego Push (John Haden Remix)
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Frederic Stunkel - Ego Push (Piatto Remix)
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French In Berlin - Kiesel (Original Mix)
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French In Berlin - Osmose (Elek-Fun Remix)
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French In Berlin - Osmose (Original Mix)
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French Touch 2 - Breakin Necks (Papastomp Remix)
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French Touch 2 - Check Out (Déni Shaïn Remix)
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French Touch 2 - Come On (Frédo Remix)
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French Touch 2 - Movin Up (Original Mix)
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French Touch 2 - What Would You Change (Original Mix)
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Fright Nite - Calcutta Airport (Original Mix)
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Fundamental Harmonics - Deneb (Original Mix)
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Fundamental Harmonics - Gienah (Original Mix)
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Funk Mediterraneo - A Tribe Of Stix (DJ Beloved & DJ Spen Beatz)
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Funk Mediterraneo - Another Place (Original Mix)
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Funk Mediterraneo - Dance Dance Everybody (Original Mix)
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Funk Mediterraneo, Daniel Chia - Jackie Brown (Original Mix)
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Gareth Emery, Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (Coone & Code Black Extended Remix)
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Gareth Emery, Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (HAKA Extended Remix)
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Gareth Emery, Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (MitiS Extended Remix)
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Gareth Emery, Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (ReOrder Extended Remix)
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George Greaves, GG90 - Alegria (Original Club Mix)
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George Makrakis - Redemption (Original Mix)
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George Makrakis - Restart (Original Mix)
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George Makrakis - Vapourise (Original Mix)
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Gettoblaster, Just Alexander - Bubble (Original Mix)
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Gettoblaster, Q - Jello Booty (Original Mix)
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Gianni Firmaio - Fiesta (Original Mix)
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Glass Slipper - Glass Slipper (Allen Craig Remix)
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Glass Slipper - Glass Slipper (Original Mix)
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Glen Coombs - Oriah (Original Mix)
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Glen Coombs - Sierra (Original Mix)
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Glen Coombs - Transcend (Agent! Remix)
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Glen Coombs - Transcend (Original Mix)
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Glitter - Saturno (Original Mix)
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G-Mohris - Dunya (Antrim Remix)
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G-Mohris - Dunya (Marcelo Vasami Remix)
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G-Mohris - Dunya (Matias Chilano Remix)
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Goda Brother - Distance (Ivanshee Remix)
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Goda Brother - Distance (Luciano Scheffer Remix)
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Goda Brother - Distance (Original Mix)
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Going Deeper, Deep Matter, AWR - First Glimpse (Extended Mix)
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Gorje Hewek, Izhevski - De Erweckens Bruderschaft (Original Mix)
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Gorje Hewek, Izhevski - Ereignies (Original Mix)
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Gregory Allen Critchley - This Is A Beautiful Day (Thom Bold Extended Remix)
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Guim - Deprisa Deprisa (Original Mix)
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Guim - Deprisa Deprisa (Yenk Remix)
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GW Harrison - My Side (Original Mix)
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GW Harrison - When House Takes a Journey (Original Mix)
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Hans Seance - Endless Carousel (Original Mix)
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Hans Seance - Profound Notion (Original Mix)
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Harry Romero - Sex (Extended Mix)
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Heimat - Tribe (Original Mix)
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Hellomonkey, Hiboo - Brain Freeze (Original Mix)
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Hellomonkey, Hiboo - Brain Freeze (Raul Young Remix)
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Hellomonkey, Hiboo - Low Rider (Original Mix)
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Helmut Ebritsch - Dolores (Nadja Lind Club Remix)
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Helmut Ebritsch - Dolores (Nadja Lind Lucid Moment Remix)
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Helmut Ebritsch - Dolores (Original Mix)
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Helmut Ebritsch - Frozen (Original Mix)
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Helmut Ebritsch - The Maze (Original Mix)
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Herr - Backbone (Original Mix)
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Herr - Elder Motorway (Original Mix)
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Herr - Generator (Original Mix)
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Hey Alan! - Jacko 3 (Original Mix)
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Hey Jack - Ladies & Gentlemen (Original Mix)
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Hey Jack - Millenium (Original Mix)
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Hey Jack - The Portail (Original Mix)
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HOSH - Fire And Ice (Original Mix)
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HOSH - Natalia's Lullaby (Original Mix)
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HOSH - Standing Still Is Moving Backwards (Original Mix)
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HOSH, GHEIST - The Watergate Affair (Original Mix)
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Hoten - Smooth (Original Mix)
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Hummingbird - Anahata (Original Mix)
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Hummingbird - Last Time (Original Mix)
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Hummingbird - Rain (Alex Castaneda Remix)
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Hummingbird - Rain (Original Mix)
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Hush Space - Feel It (Original Mix)
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Hush Space - Funky Party People (Original Mix)
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          Между ангелом и бесом / Les anges gardiens (1995) WEBRip 1080p   

Категория: Фильмы/HDTV/HD/Blu-Ray/MKV
Размер: 10.52 GB
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Добавлен: 2017-06-30 20:14:41
Описание: Информация о фильме
Название: Между ангелом и бесом
Оригинальное название: Les anges gardiens
Год выхода: 1995
Жанр: фэнтези, мелодрама, комедия
Режиссер: Жан-Мари Пуаре
В ролях: Жерар Депардье, Кристиан Клавье, Ева Гримальди, Ив Ранье, Александр Эксимо, Лоран Жандрон, Ева Герцигова, Жан Шампьон, Анна Гейлор, Натали Сежан

О фильме:
Герою Жерара Депардье, преуспевающему владельцу кабарэ со стриптизом, звонит из Гонконга друг из бурного прошлого, в котором их связывает долгом солдатской дружбы своевременно брошенная граната. Он просит его взять 20 процентов от суммы в 30 млн долларов и семилетнего мальчика-китайца с тем, чтобы доставить к матери в Париж. Договорить друг не успевает - его размазывают по стене грузовиком, гонящиеся за ним местные мафиози.
Главный герой вылетает в Гонконг, находит мальчика, и теперь уже за ним начинается бешеная охота. Он ухитряется получить деньги в банке и вывезти мальчика при помощи священника, сопровождающего в приют трудновоспитуемых детишек. Деньги же подкладывает доброму католику в ежедневник с изображением Св. Екатерины. Боевые действия перемещаются на территорию Франции.

Страна: Франция
Студия: Funny Films, Gaumont International, TF1 Films Production, Vaudeville Productions
Продолжительность: 01:47:02
Перевод: Профессиональный (двухголосый, закадровый) ОРТ + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) РТР + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) 5 канал + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) Twister/R5 + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) Союз Видео + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) 2+2 + Профессиональный (многоголосый, закадровый) Enter-фільм


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          4 Goals for Trump’s European Trip Next Week   

At the top of President Donald Trump’s agenda in Europe next week will be confronting Russia, delivering a major address on America’s vision for the... Read More

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          Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Battlefield in Ukraine Heats Up   

KYIV, Ukraine—Combat modestly abated along the front lines in eastern Ukraine this week as part of a “harvest truce” so farmers near the front lines... Read More

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          Аркона - Возрождение (Reissue) 2016   
Аркона - Возрождение (Reissue) 2016


Исполнитель: Аркона
Альбом: Возрождение
Год выпуска: 2016
Жанр: Folk Metal
Страна: Russia
Формат: MP3 CBR 320 kbps
Размер: 127 Мb
Файлообменник: Yandex.Disk

Заново перезаписанный дебютный альбом 2004 г. российской фолк-метал группы Аркона
          Анклав Снов - Дорога в неизбежность (2013, Lossless)   
Анклав Снов - Дорога в неизбежность (2013, Lossless)


Исполнитель: Анклав Снов
Альбом: Дорога в неизбежность
Год: April 28th, 2013
Страна: Russia (Bryansk)
Лейбл: Satanath Records (SAT040)
Жанр: Gothic Doom Metal
Формат: FLAC (image+.cue+log+photos)
Продолжительность: 00:40:30
Размер: 306 Mb
Файлообменник: Yandex Disk
          Yes, Petty Idiocy Still Rules Society    

Late night loud yowls, most precious Big Cat Beauties... sheesh, geez, what a long busy-overwhelming week for this Big Cat... okay, really who cares about ENEMY-MSM Mika? However, petty idiocy still rules our society...sadly! But come on, Mika looks like a programmed android, and she is STUPID ... all you have to do is look at her, listen to her for a few minutes, and it's obvious--her IQ is not impressive, let's say... and let's get a dose of reality, how obvious is it that President Trump is just fish-hooking these brainless-wonder presstitutes into reacting crazily... MEANWHILE he's doing the real business of being president of these united states. BEHIND THE SCENES.

Yeah, the Kougar couldn't resist this political cartoon. ~smiles~

Okay, according to Sorcha Faal of ~whatdoesitmean.com~ there is a plot to possibly assassinate President Trump during the G20, when The Donald and Putin are supposed to meet... thus, to blame it on the Russians and cause a world war.

MESSAGE TO THE SINISTER-FORCE GLOBALISTS: NO, YOU WILL NOT ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. NOT EVER. WHATEVER YOU ATTEMPT WILL MERELY BACKFIRE ON YOU WITH DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. AND SO IT IS!!! 

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PAUL JOSEPH WATSON DOES A BRILLIANT JOB EXPOSING THE IDIOCRACY HYPOCRISY OVER POOR LITTLE ATTACKED MIKA. 


Save Me The Feigned Outrage Over Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweet

Paul Joseph Watson | The media has spent the last 2 years viciously attacking Trump over his appearance.


IF YOU WANT ANY KIND OF FREEDOM AND PRIVACY AROUND YOUR MONEY, THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED. IT IS MORE THAN HORRENDOUS AND VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY. 





FANNIE AND FREDDIE WERE LOOTED BLIND BY OBOZO AND CREW, AND THE CONGRESS SIMPLY IGNORES THIS MASSIVE CRIME. 

SENATE OPENS LEGISLATIVE SEASON ON FANNIE AND FREDDIE IGNORING THEFT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Senate Banking Committee features Sen. Corker plan to hand mortgage market to Wall Street and big banks

THE PEDO EMPIRE IS CRUMBLING DAY BY DAY... THANK THE DIVINE ... THIS BIG CAT IS ENTIRELY GRATEFUL FOR THE INCREDIBLE EXPOSURE THAT IS HAPPENING NOW, AND FOR THE ROUND UP OF THESE PSYCHO-PERVERTS WHO RULE AND RUN AND RUIN OUR LIVES. 


BREAKING: POPE’S PEDOPHILE NETWORK IMPLODING AS HIS TOP AIDE IS INDICTED FOR CHILD RAPE

Catholic church involved in child sex once again 


JAMES O'KEEFE, WHAT A HERO REAL JOURNALIST!!! 

WATCH: CNN CEO ‘COWARDLY’ RUNS AWAY FROM JAMES O’KEEFE

Fake news ringleader hides from press 


YEAH, THANKS STUPID-BRAIN NIKKI HALEY ... WE SO NEED A BIG OLE NASTY, KILL OFF HUMANITY, *KILL OFF THE PLANET WAR* WITH RUSSIA [SNARK] BECAUSE OF A MCMASTER-ORCHESTRATED FALSE FLAG ... YOU TWIT-ZOID. 

https://www.infowars.com/russian-senator-warns-u-s-preparing-provocation-to-attack-syria 

RUSSIAN SENATOR WARNS U.S. PREPARING “PROVOCATION” TO ATTACK SYRIA

Trump admin could launch false flag blamed on Assad


Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov warns that the United States is preparing a false flag “provocation” as a pretext to launch a military assault on Syria.
Responding to a CNN report that the U.S. “has ships and aircraft in place to strike Syria,” if ordered to do so by the President, Pushkov cautioned that this could be the precursor to a staged incident.
“The United States put its Navy and Air Force on alert, and is just waiting for an excuse to strike Syria. Assad will not give them one.” This, Pushkov wrote, makes it “the perfect time for a provocation.”
США привели в готовность силы ВМФ и ВВС и ждут лишь предлога для удара по Сирии. Асад им предлога не даст. Идеальное время для провокации.
Earlier this week, the administration warned Bashar Al-Assad that the U.S. was aware of new preparations for a chemical attack and that he would pay a “heavy price” for any such action.
This was followed up by a tweet from Ambassador Nikki Haley in which she asserted, “Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.”
Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people.
On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that the Trump administration’s warning to Assad had been “successful,” but Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova took the move as “a warning sign of an intervention.”
“The campaign, which was started by the US and is being backed by London and Paris, on the alleged chemical attack that is claimed to be prepared by Damascus, is not original, it’s a textbook script, which has already been used in several countries in the region,” Zakharova said.
“The situation seems to be a massive provocation, both military and information-wise, a provocation which targets not only the Syrian leadership, but also Russia,” she added.
Back in April, the Trump administration launched 59 cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield claimed to be the base for government aircraft that carried out a chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun.
The decision caused a split amongst Trump’s base because he specifically ran on the promise of not getting the United States entangled in more Middle Eastern conflicts that lead to the overthrow of secular leaders.
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THE EARTHQUAKES ARE STILL SHAKING UP THE PLANET ... THE KOUGAR CANNOT EVEN POST THEM ALL HERE

OKAY, SUPPOSEDLY, TO UPDATE THIS ARTICLE, RAND PAUL HAD A VERY GOOD MEETING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHICH HE FEELS WILL YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS ... LET'S HOPE SO! 

RAND PAUL: HEALTH BILL IS NOW ‘OBAMACARE-PLUS’; IT SUBSIDIZES THE DEATH SPIRAL”

Legislation is "propping up" insurance companies

Senator Rand Paul continued to voice stern opposition to the Obamacare replacement legislation Friday, saying it isn’t even ‘Obamacare lite’ anymore, and instead is more like ‘Obamacare plus’.
Appearing on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” last night, Paul noted that the Republican legislation may actually provide more subsidies than Obamacare.
“[W]hen we look at the bill, we actually find that with the Obamacare subsidies, not only are we keeping them, we may actually be providing more subsidies than Obamacare has.” Paul exclaimed.
“Our early estimates on the bill are that the bill may spend more in the next year or two than Obamacare does.” Paul added.
“And so, it’s hard for us to get our mind around that this is a repeal bill if we’re spending more, keeping all the subsidies, and then we’re going to start a brand new federal entitlement program where we give insurance companies money.” the Senator explained.
“I keep reading it and…it sounds like Obamacare to me. It doesn’t even sound like Obamacare-lite. In some areas, it may be Obamacare-plus, on the subsidy side.” he urged.
Paul also warned that the bill “subsidizes the death spiral of Obamacare.”
“It dumps a bunch of federal money, taxpayer money, or borrowed money into the insurance industry and says, ‘Hey, please lower the prices if we give you money.’” Paul told viewers.
In a further appearance on Morning Joe Friday, the Senator said that the so called healthcare overhaul is actually centered around “propping up” insurance companies.

“The insurance companies make all the money; all of this is predicated upon still propping up the insurance companies.” Paul said, adding that “you should be able to get insurance for $1 a day. I mean, you really should.”
The Senator argued that the legislation will amount to more “bailing out” of insurance companies.
“I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill. I promised people I was going to repeal it; I didn’t promise people that I was going to replace it with a federal program of bailing out insurance companies,” Paul asserted.
“I mean, we could do this for cars,” he added. “New cars are expensive. We could have a car stabilization fund.” he further argued.
In an interview with Breitbart, Paul noted that “The bill keeps ten of twelve Obamacare regulations that causes the prices of premiums to spiral upward.”


AT LEAST, THEY RECOGNIZE SOME LEVEL OF REALITY ... BLESS YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE, HERO SETH RICH 

          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by Black Disciple   
Ughh. When will a nuclear war pursue so that all the fuckheads in this world (especially on this site can die) I only opt for these Russians and Americans to continuing pissing each other off so we can blow eachoter to shit with nuclear fusion.
          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by Brokeback   
<a href='http://www.bestgore.com/members/nazi/'>@Nazi</a>, a few good laughs and enough drinks to get you hammered.
          Top Summer Trax   

A selection of tunes on heavy rotation in my player this summer.

    Best remix this year so far!! HEAVY! 

    MAD MAD SCIENTISTS Lunice and HudMo!

    Polish producer PTR1 unraveling another absolutely enchanting bass story. I love his
    emotional and touching sound landscapes. 

    Another interesting producer from Poland in an amazingly brave and ear-catching 8-bit remix
    by the Russian Lord of all Pixels. SICKNESS!!! 

   In general, Trap is not my thing, but as with every genre (fad?) there are some gems to be
   found. Ima Work by Madrid is one of them. Slow and soooooo heavy. Me like a lot.

    The original still rulez but Surkin’s remix is not bad at all, at all.

    Little Boots flipping the script, turning Chicago house into Pop Juke par excellence. I love
    Little Boots.

   Grimey, jukey ghetto monster by an African artist living in Europe, Herve Sika. You better
   memorize this name.

    Bass-laden kuduro / tropical bomb. 

      Street Bass is the brand that never disappoints and Starkey delivers as usual.

      One of my favorite producers in a bass-laden masterpiece.

      Berlin-based Polish / Lithuanian collaboration with great synths and proper bass.

     Amazing remix by Arp 101 of the beautiful track from the latest Slugabed’s LP.

     Nice trap beat in this one, Bay Area reprazent.

     Aron Airaghi, hailing from Milan, Italy in a smashing, ass kicking edit on Seclusiasis. Check
    the entire EP. This guy knows how to handle mainly analog gear.

     Only Slugabed could do such a remix and succeed.

     Proper grime instrumental shit.

     Growling bass and lots lots of good dub! Killer.

     Robots also listen to good music during their leisure.

     Painful, melancholic but beautiful trip deep inside yourself. Nobody does this better than
     Lorn.

          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by itsplaster   
These guys have nothing on Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris (Tool Box Killers.) But it's still a brutal video.
          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by Brokeback   
Hopefully for him that wasn't his wanking hand...those fingers won't be working for a while.
          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by Brokeback   
HAMMERTIME!!!
          PLANET SOAP - VELVET HE1   
The Italian duo Planet Soap, consisting of Federico "dsm" Monguzzi and Luca "Spectrum" De Giuli, has released today a new EP - "VELVET HE1" on vinyl and in digital format on the French label Cascade Records. This is quite an eclectic selection of contemporary bass music exploring various music genres such as jungle, garage, techno, wonky, nu-beatz or dubstep, dipped in a cosmic sauce. Starting from fantastic and breathtaking, neon synth laden 'Rhynostatic', an ultimate crowdpleaser which would even make your mom dance :) Through my favorite tune of this EP - 'I'm approaching you tonight' reminding me of the spacefaring productions by the Russian duo Demokracy (actually, Planet Soap has released a super duper evil EP with Damscracy from Democracy under the nickname of Planet Terror) and more stomping cosmic beats in 'SYFY' and 'Virus' to jungle experiments in 'Thrialine'. The title track 'Velvet He1' takes the listener on a deep-space sonic trip, where you can meet an 8-bit 'Alien from KooleYay' playing on his nintendo to the friends. Classic techno 'Vectorama' sounds old-schoolish, but thanks to the all-time classic sample and good button work delivers quite a powerful experience. All in all Planet Soap has managed to create their unique sound, though comprising elements you all probably heard many times in the past. Definitely worth checking.



Bonus Free Track:

CR003 - Planet Soap "Rhynostatic" interview + free download + video by cascade records
          Comment on Man Pummeled with Sledge Hammer by Russian Speaking Soldiers in Syria by UncleJim   
<a href='http://www.bestgore.com/members/the/'>@the</a> vulva eater I get it imagine an off duty American police officer doing that too an ape for straying on his lawn. Better yet not even the oookkk who put its hoof on the po po's front lawn but it's troop mate that receives a methodical and just chastisement :-)
          Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13) | 24.5 Gb |   
Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13) Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13) + Serial Keys | 24.5 Gb Language: english, russian Tech giant Microsoft has announced the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13). This release focuses on increasing the productivity and making it easier to create applications for mobile and cloud. A lightweight and modular installation is also a highlight feature. Visual Studio 2017 - Productivity and performance, mobile, cloud, and devops In this release, Microsoft has focused on four areas - productivity and performance, mobile, cloud, and devops. In its release notes, Microsoft said that 2017 release brings a lightweight and modular installation experience. It allows the developers to only get the components they need. Microsoft also claims that Visual Studio 2017 starts up to 3 times faster as compared to Visual Studio 2015. This release is designed to support teams in a better manner, it comes with tools to provide for developing NET Core 1.0 and 1.1 apps, microservices, and Docker containers. Xamarin integration in Visual Studio 2017 has been made better with a Xamarin Forms previewer and improved IntelliSense for Xamarin Forms XAML. An improved Git integration will be liked by devops. Visual Studio now makes use of the Git executables. Overall, more Git functionality is available directly within the DE. Talking about the supported platforms, Visual Studio 2017 will run on Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (version 1507 or newer), Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Standard and Datacenter, and Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter. Release Date: June 9, 2017 - Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13): Issues Fixed in this Release These are the customer-reported issues addressed in this version: - Update to Visual Studio (version 15.2) solution loading caused forced restart. - Visual Studio 2017 randomly restarts after 15.2 update. Release Date: May 30, 2017 - Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2 (26430.12) Issues Fixed in this Release These are the customer-reported issues addressed in this version: - Compilation fails because proces cannot access dll (after VS2017 update 2 (v15.2)). - Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.2) freezes without network connection. - The Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.2) update can cause incorrect versions of vcmeta.dll to be installed. - Added support for Service Fabric 5.6 release/2.6 SDK which enables using ServicePackageActivationMode="ExlusiveProcess". - R tools for Visual Studio 2017 won't install on Windows 7. Additional fixes included in this release: - Fixed a possible F# regression related to exception: "This stream does not support writing at System.IO.Compression.DeflateStream.BeginWrite". - Fixed an issue where Xamarin iOS apps were not building correctly. - Fixed a performance degradation sometimes occurring in Xamarin Android apps. - Fix for trouble connecting to Android debugger. - Fix for csproj losing multidex support when upgrading to 4.5. About Microsoft Microsoft Corporation, leading developer of personal-computer software systems and applications. The company also publishes books and multimedia titles, offers e-mail services, and sells electronic game systems, computer peripherals (input/output devices), and portable media players. It has sales offices throughout the world. Product: Microsoft Visual Studio Version: 2017 version 15.2 (26430.13) Off-Line Content ISO Supported Architectures: 32bit / 64bit System Requirements: PC Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7even SP1 / 8.x / 10 / Server 2012 R2 / 2016 Size: 24.5 Gb DOWNLOAD: http://nitroflare.com/view/5E4E313F31C6F2C/cMViSt1523013.part01.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/CF334D6EE33A1D4/cMViSt1523013.part02.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/B4D0D9EE675E837/cMViSt1523013.part03.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/2426EF92988723A/cMViSt1523013.part04.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/961CE46784DF0EB/cMViSt1523013.part05.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/BE8F8308AB32693/cMViSt1523013.part06.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/B1998CABB970BD8/cMViSt1523013.part07.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/18CC3816C5A72B7/cMViSt1523013.part08.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/279939FC066F3B8/cMViSt1523013.part09.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/584A8104D7C3992/cMViSt1523013.part10.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/8D5B8A669D685F9/cMViSt1523013.part11.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/1F6C218778E0E4A/cMViSt1523013.part12.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/7E3ABB4382747B6/cMViSt1523013.part13.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/8C8C629E3FA62B2/cMViSt1523013.part14.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/B5075B238E1BB0A/cMViSt1523013.part15.rar http://nitroflare.com/view/30A70197793CE44/cMViSt1523013.part16.rar
          Germany’s Russian gas pipeline smells funny to America   
LIKE vinyl records and popped collars, rows between the United States and Europe over Russian energy are making a comeback. In the early 1980s Ronald Reagan’s attempts to thwart a Soviet pipeline that would bring Siberian gas to Europe irritated the West Germans and drove the French to proclaim the end of the transatlantic alliance. […]
          6/30/2017: NEWS: ALSO...   
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort belatedly registered as a foreign agent for a pro- Russia group in Ukraine, disclosing that his firm was paid slightly more than $ 17 million over two years, according to documents filed with the Justice...
          6/30/2017: OPINION: RUSSIA IS DEADLY SERIOUS   

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is on the offensive against Western democracy. Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014. Russia attacked America’s 2016 election, attempted to interfere in France’s 2017 election, and is expected to do the same in...
          A Guilty Verdict in Nemtsov Trial, But Impunity Reigns   

On Thursday, the 12-person jury sitting at the Moscow District Military Court rendered its verdict in modern Russia’s most high-profile political assassination. By a majority vote, the jurors found five men—all of them linked to the Kremlin-appointed leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov—guilty of the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on a bridge in front of the Kremlin on February 27, 2015. Zaur Dadayev, a Kadyrov associate and, at the time of the murder, an officer serving in Russia’s Interior Ministry, was convicted of pulling the trigger. The sentence will be handed down in early July.

The verdict followed a two-year investigation and trial that left more questions than it gave answers. From the start, the authorities went to great lengths to avoid any discussion of motive. Russia’s Investigative Committee refused to invoke Article 277 of the Criminal Code—“encroachment on the life of a statesman or a public figure,” instead qualifying the assassination of the former deputy prime minister, incumbent regional legislator, and leader of the opposition as a common murder. Indeed, those questions that attempted to probe the political motives surrounding the murder, asked by Vadim Prokhorov who represented Nemtsov’s family, were repeatedly disallowed by the judge. Despite Prokhorov’s continued requests—and despite obvious links between those accused and the Kadyrov regime—the Chechen strongman was not even formally questioned. Neither was General Viktor Zolotov, commander of the Russian National Guard (formerly of the Interior Ministry’s interior troops) in whose command Dadayev was serving at the time of the murder, and who is widely considered to be a go-between between Vladimir Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov.

Both the investigators and the court proved unable—or unwilling—to go beyond the perpetrators to pursue those who masterminded and ordered the killing. The only person named as an organizer in the assassination at the foot of the Kremlin Wall was a Chechen driver who remains at large. Initial attempts by investigators to name Ruslan Geremeyev, another Kadyrov associate and Interior Ministry officer, as an organizer were (twice) vetoed by General Alexander Bastrykin, the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee. As for the masterminds, no one is even pretending to look.

“We saw a trial where it is forbidden to talk about the substance,” noted opposition politician Lev Shlosberg. “The court is investigating a political assassination without any questions about politics. This trial has done everything to make sure society did not get answers to the most important questions: who ordered [the assassination] and why. This shows that there are people who know the answers to these questions. And they are guarding them as a military secret of the state.”

“This was not a full-scale investigation but an imitation,” said Zhanna Nemtsova, the slain leader’s daughter. She has welcomed the guilty verdict for the perpetrators, but—in the absence of named organizers, masterminds, and motive—considers the case to remain unsolved and vows to “continue fighting to establish the truth.” So does Prokhorov, her lawyer. In this, they will be helped by Lithuanian lawmaker Emanuelis Zingeris, recently appointed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as a special rapporteur for the Nemtsov murder case, with a mandate to consider all aspects of the investigation and trial. Hours after the verdict, a message of support also came from the other side of the Atlantic. “Vladimir Putin and his thugs may have succeeded in taking Boris’s life, but they did not silence him,” US Senator John McCain, who knew Nemtsov and worked with him to pass the groundbreaking Magnitsky Act, said in a statement. “His memory, and the cause for which he gave his life, lives on in the hearts and minds of true Russian patriots, tens of thousands of whom have been taking to the streets in recent months to fight for truth and liberty for the Russian people. Inspired by Boris’s example, I know that someday they will succeed.”

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          FM: Ukraine considering several options to tighten rules of Russian citizens’ entry   

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is working on a regulation under which Russian citizens could enter or exit Ukraine only via biometric passports, Foreign Ministry political department director Oleksiy Makeyev said. “The work has begun, and the Foreign Ministry has engaged experts and civil society to discuss this not only on the state and government level. […]

The post FM: Ukraine considering several options to tighten rules of Russian citizens’ entry appeared first on KyivPost.


          Miller: No special regime for Nord Stream 2 project necessary   

MOSCOW – The construction of Nord Stream 2 does not require a special regime, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said at a press conference. “A special regime for the Nord Stream 2 project is of course unnecessary. Nord Stream 2, as far as technical concepts are concerned, is the same as Nord Stream 1. It will […]

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          Russian Border Guard Service hopes border guards detained in Ukraine to be returned home soon   

MOSCOW – The Russian Federal Security Service’s (FSB) border guard department for the Republic of Crimea confirmed that two Russian border guards had taken a wrong route and entered the territory of Ukraine, where they were detained. “Two employees of the department had taken a wrong route and entered Ukraine, where they were detained by […]

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          Humiliation vs. Germany reveals how tall Mexico's task is at Russia 2018    
Germany's impressive attacking performance earned a comfortable win over Mexico and a spot in the Confederations Cup final. Germany's impressive attacking performance earned a comfortable win over Mexico and a spot in the Confederations Cup final. The FC crew have a heated debate in reaction to Mexico's rout defeat to Germany in the Confederations Cup semifinals. John Sutcliffe believes Mexico will feel they failed to prove themselves to the world's best after their Confed Cup exit. The FC crew answer your tweets on Germany's Confederations Cup squad, Juan Carlos Osorio's future with Mexico and much more. SOCHI, Russia -- If anyone needed a barometer of how Mexico's 4-1 loss to Germany in Thursday's semifinal of the Confederations Cup was received back home, the country's greatest player, Hugo Sanchez, provided it. The former Real Madrid striker talked about the structure of the Mexican game, the lack of autonomy of the league, national team and federation, and said those factors keep Mexico from making a jump to the next level. Sanchez added that teams such as Spain and Chile have been given...
          Leon Goretzka, Germany rout Mexico in Confederations Cup semifinal    
The FC crew have a heated debate in reaction to Mexico's rout defeat to Germany in the Confederations Cup semifinals. John Sutcliffe believes Mexico will feel they failed to prove themselves to the world's best after their Confed Cup exit. SOCHI, Russia -- Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 in Fisht Stadium on Thursday to advance to the final of the Confederations Cup against Chile on Sunday. Here are three points from the match: 1. Germany cruise past toothless Mexico While Mexico fell behind in its last four games and came back to rescue a result on each occasion, once Germany's Leon Goretzka netted twice within the first eight minutes Thursday, you never really got the feeling that the outcome of this game was in doubt. Germany...
          Mexico fan tells wife he's getting cigarettes, goes to Confed Cup instead   
The FC guys discuss the storylines ahead of Germany's Confederations Cup semifinal against Mexico and predict who will come out on top. Chicharito believes Mexico will need a similar effort to their Gold Cup performances to defeat Germany. Football fans are amongst the most passionate fans in sports and have a reputation for doing almost anything for the club or team they love. One Mexican national team fan took that reputation to a new level this month, when he lied to his wife in order to go watch his beloved El Tri play. Arturo Garcia, however, didn't just sneak out to watch the game with his mates at a pub, he flew all the way to Russia to see El Tri play in person at the Confederations Cup! Garcia apparently told his wife he...
           Cute Gina Gerson ass fucking by BBC in interracial threesome    

Young Russian babes in stockings Gina Gerson takes on two guys in interracial threesome with anal sex, ass to mouth blowjobs and cumshots

          Şampiyonlar Ligi 4. Hafta Maç Sonuçları   

Real Madrid, F Grubu’nda 4. haftada karşılaştığı Legia Varşova maçından 3-3’lük skorla ayrıldı. Maçtaki goller; Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic, Benzema, Odjidja Ofoe, Thibault Moulin ve Miroslav Radovic’den geldi. F Grubu’nun diğer maçında Borussia Dortmund ise rakibi Sporting Lisbon’u Adrian Ramos’un attığı golle 1-0 yenerek, gruptan çıkmayı garantiledi. E Grubun’da ise Fransız ekibi Monacı, sahasında CSKA […]

Şampiyonlar Ligi 4. Hafta Maç Sonuçları yazısı ilk önce Canlı Maç İzle, Online Maç İzle, Maç Yayınları üzerinde ortaya çıktı.


          ADDED MASSES OF SHIP STRUCTURES   

A very useful and informative self-contained reference publication containing the data on the added mass not only of the ships but also of the various other marine engineering structures. The author has provided a good description of both theoretical and experimental methods of determination of the added masses. The volume will impress readers with the completeness and width of the content together with the consistency of presentation of the material.

It will definitely be found extremely practical in the everyday work. Note that this book may be used in ship engineering as well as in various other fields of engineering such as machine engineering and hydrotechnique. The author has made a good attempt to summarize all important material published earlier in English and Russian-language literature sources. Proper knowledge and understanding of the added masses interacting with the fluid is considered necessary in the research and applied tasks.

The publication will definitely be called for by the ship designers as well as designers of all other engineering structures that commonly interact with the fluids. It will become a truly indispensable source of technical information. The author of the book has managed to combine numerous diverse issues relating to the determination of the added masses...


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          Sessions hopes Russia probe ends 'sooner rather than later'   
WASHINGTON (AP) " Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a vote of confidence Friday to former FBI director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, but he also said he hoped the probe could "move forward and come to an end sooner rather than later."The attorney general's comments during a "Fox & Friends" interview were his most expansive to date on the Justice Department's appointment last month of [...]
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  Part Two: The ISIS Massacres First a Russian jetliner exploded over the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard. Then a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up along with 43 unsuspecting residents of Beirut. The next day, Friday the 13th, terrorists pulled off the most terrifying stunt of them all: 130 souls blasted […]
          Clarification: Trump-Russia stories   
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          Einstein’s latest anniversary marks the birth of modern cosmology    

1917 paper introduced infamous cosmological constant in equation describing gravity

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Andromeda galaxy

Edwin Hubble’s observations of stars in the Andromeda galaxy (shown) demonstrated that the universe was vastly bigger than Albert Einstein realized. Nevertheless, Einstein’s paper applying his general theory of relativity, published a century ago, became the foundation for the modern science of cosmology.

First of two parts

Sometimes it seems like every year offers an occasion to celebrate some sort of Einstein anniversary.

In 2015, everybody lauded the 100th anniversary of his general theory of relativity. Last year, scientists celebrated the centennial of his prediction of gravitational waves — by reporting the discovery of gravitational waves. And this year marks the centennial of Einstein’s paper establishing the birth of modern cosmology.

Before Einstein, cosmology was not very modern at all. Most scientists shunned it. It was regarded as a matter for philosophers or possibly theologians. You could do cosmology without even knowing any math.

But Einstein showed how the math of general relativity could be applied to the task of describing the cosmos. His theory offered a way to study cosmology precisely, with a firm physical and mathematical basis. Einstein provided the recipe for transforming cosmology from speculation to a field of scientific study.

“There is little doubt that Einstein’s 1917 paper … set the foundations of modern theoretical cosmology,” Irish physicist Cormac O’Raifeartaigh and colleagues write in a new analysis of that paper. 

Einstein had pondered the implications of his new theory for cosmology even before he had finished it. General relativity was, after all, a theory of space and time — all of it. Einstein’s showed that gravity — the driving force sculpting the cosmic architecture — was simply the distortion of spacetime geometry generated by the presence of mass and energy. (He constructed an equation to show how spacetime geometry, on the left side of the equation, was determined by the density of mass-energy, the right side.) Since spacetime and mass-energy account for basically everything, the entire cosmos ought to behave as general relativity’s equation required.

Newton’s law of gravity had posed problems in that regard. If every mass attracted every other mass, as Newton had proclaimed, then all the matter in the universe ought to have just collapsed itself into one big blob. Newton suggested that the universe was infinite, filled with matter, so that attraction inward was balanced by the attraction of matter farther out. Nobody really bought that explanation, though. For one thing, it required a really precise arrangement: One star out of place, and the balance of attractions disappears and the universe collapses. It also required an infinity of stars, making it impossible to explain why it’s dark at night. (There would be a star out there along every line of sight at all times.)

Einstein hoped his theory of gravity would resolve the cosmic paradoxes of Newtonian gravity. So in early 1917, less than a year after his complete paper on the general theory was published, he delivered a short paper to the Prussian Academy of Sciences outlining the implications of his theory for cosmology.

In that paper, titled “Cosmological Considerations in the General Theory of Relativity,” he started by noting the problems posed by using Newton’s gravity to describe the universe. Einstein showed that Newton’s gravity would require a finite island of stars sitting in an infinite space. But over time such a collection of stars would evaporate. That problem could be avoided, though, if the universe turned out not to be infinite. Instead, Einstein said, everything would be fine if the universe is finite. Big, sure, but curved in such a way that it closed on itself, like a sphere.

Einstein’s mathematical challenge was to show that such a finite cosmic spacetime would be static and stable. (In those days nobody knew that the universe was expanding.) He assumed that on a large enough scale, the distribution of matter in this universe could be considered uniform. (Einstein said it was like viewing the Earth as a smooth sphere for most purposes, even though its terrain is full of complexities on smaller distance scales.) Matter’s effect on spacetime curvature would therefore be pretty much constant, and the universe’s overall condition would be unchanging.

All this made sense to Einstein because he had a limited view of what was actually going on in the cosmos. Like many scientists in those days, he believed the universe was basically just the Milky Way galaxy. All the known stars moved fairly slowly, consistent with his belief in a spherical cosmos with uniformly distributed mass. Unfortunately, general relativity’s math didn’t work if that was the case — it suggested the universe would not be stable. Einstein realized, though, that his view of the static spherical universe would succeed if he added a term to his original equation.

In fact, there were good reasons to include the term anyway. O’Raifeartaigh and colleagues point out that in his earlier work on general relativity, Einstein remarked in a footnote that his equation technically permitted the inclusion of an additional term. That didn’t seem to matter at the time. But in his cosmology paper, Einstein found that it was just the thing his equation needed to describe the universe properly (as Einstein then supposed the universe to be). So he added that factor, designated by the Greek letter lambda, to the left-hand side of his basic general relativity equation.

“That term is necessary only for the purpose of making possible a quasi-static distribution of matter, as required by the fact of the small velocities of the stars,” Einstein wrote in his 1917 paper. As long as the magnitude of this new term on the geometry side of the equation was small enough, it would not alter the theory’s predictions for planetary motions in the solar system.

Einstein’s 1917 paper demonstrated the mathematical effectiveness of lambda (also called the “cosmological constant”) but did not say much about its physical interpretation. In another paper, published in 1918, he commented that lambda represented a negative mass density — it played “the role of gravitating negative masses which are distributed all over the interstellar space.” Negative mass would counter the attractive gravity and prevent all the matter in Einstein’s spherical finite universe from collapsing.

As everybody now knows, though, there is no danger of collapse, because the universe is not static to begin with, but rather is rapidly expanding. After Edwin Hubble had established such expansion, Einstein abandoned lambda as unnecessary (or at least, set it equal to zero in his equation). Others built on Einstein’s foundation to derive the math needed to make sense of Hubble’s discovery, eventually leading to the modern view of an expanding universe initiated by a Big Bang explosion.

But in the 1990s, astronomers discovered that the universe is not only expanding, it is expanding at an accelerating rate. Such acceleration requires a mysterious driving force, nicknamed “dark energy,” exerting negative pressure in space. Many experts believe Einstein’s cosmological constant, now interpreted as a constant amount of energy with negative pressure infusing all of space, is the dark energy’s true identity.

Einstein might not have been surprised by all of this. He realized that only time would tell whether his lambda would vanish to zero or play a role in the motions of the heavens. As he wrote in 1917 to the Dutch physicist-astronomer Willem de Sitter: “One day, our actual knowledge of the composition of the fixed-star sky, the apparent motions of fixed stars, and the position of spectral lines as a function of distance, will probably have come far enough for us to be able to decide empirically the question of whether or not lambda vanishes.”

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          Republicans Force Pentagon to Push Global Warming   

Every time you think Congress has hit rock bottom, they manage to exceed your expectations.

The House Armed Services Committee’s annual defense policy bill will include a provision requiring a Defense Department report on the effects of climate change on military installations.

Why? You're wondering.

Why is the Pentagon going to be wasting time providing ammo and employment to leftists to continue Obama's corruption of the military into a social justice organization instead of focusing on the somewhat more pressing national security threats that we face, ranging from terrorism to nuclear war to China's escalation?

Why are we going to see these same reports and the leftists writing them being touted in a larger push to impose carbon taxes and other Warmunist plans to raise the prices of everything with the profits going to their special interests and agendas?

Because a Dem proposed it and enough Pubs backed it.

The amendment — brought up by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) in the readiness portion of Wednesday’s markup — instructs each military service to come up with a list of the top 10 military installations likely to be affected by climate change over the next 20 years.

Such a provision aims to ensure that the Defense Department “is prepared to address the effects of a changing climate on threat assessments, resources and readiness,” according to the amendment language.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) was the sole lawmaker to speak out against the amendment, claiming it instructs the Pentagon “to take their eye off the ball.”

“We have heard testimony in front of this committee consistently about the array of imminent threats we face … the Russians, Chinese, ISIS, al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea. … There is simply no way that you can argue that climate change is one of those threats. Not even close,” she said. “There is no evidence that climate change causes war.”

She continued: “North Korea is not developing nuclear tipped ICBMs because the climate’s changing. ISIS and al Qaeda are not attacking the West because of the weather.”

You would think that this would be the Republican position... you would think.

But several of her Republican colleagues, including Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah), disagreed with her take.

“There is a line in the play ‘1776’ about the Declaration of Independence: ‘I’ve never seen, heard nor smelled an issue so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about.’ There’s nothing dangerous about talking about it. It’s a report,” Bishop said.

I'm glad that Bishop is taking his inspiration for national security policy from musicals. 

There's a big difference between "talking about it" and making it a priority to produce reports validating a leftist talking point. How about having the Pentagon produce reports discussing the threat of Islamic immigration to bases.

Suddenly, that will be an issue too dangerous to be talked about. Even though it, unlike the Great Flying Global Warming Monster whom the left worships, is actually a national security threat. 

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) backed up Bishop’s line of thinking. “It’s just a report and there are strategic implications that we need to be aware of,” he said.

That's politese for "I have no idea hat any of this is about, but let me stay on the safe side and not stick my neck out."

Rep. Susan Davis (R-Calif.) called the amendment “a start.”

Climate change “is one of those issues that is sort of in that bucket that we ignore at our own peril,” Davis said.

The leftist corruption of the GOP is another of those issues.

This is what happens when there's no organized agenda, no comprehensive messaging, and no understanding of the threats and problems we face.


          Bolts Sign Volkov to Entry Level Contract   

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Volkov to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Volkov, 19, skated in 16 games with SKA St. Petersburg in the MHL, the Russia Junior League, last season, posting six goals and 11 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 191-pound forward also appeared in 15 games with Neva St. Petersburg, scoring three goals and four penalty minutes.

The Moscow, Russia native has played in 128 career games with SKA St. Petersburg over four seasons, registering 33 goals and 61 points to go along with 88 penalty minutes. During the 2014-15 season, he helped his club win their first ever Kharlamov Cup, posting a goal and two points during the playoffs.

Volkov was selected in the second round, 48th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft. He’s currently attending the Lightning’s development camp at the Ice Sports Forum, which will be held through Saturday, July 1.

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A Russian-backed news network is taking over a Washington, D.C. radio station that played bluegrass.

The post Russian-Backed News Station Replaces Bluegrass on D.C. Radios appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.


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          "We're All A 'Walking Illinois' Now"   

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

Who needs Russia when the Tweety-Bird-in-Chief is hacking his own presidency into a global joke? Or at least it might be a joke if the USA weren’t such a menace to international order, and to itself, by the way. Interestingly, the 25th amendment allows for the removal of a president from office on account of incompetence or disability, but not for being an embarrassment to the nation.

They may come after him anyway with the 25th, especially as the financial system unravels later this year, because this time, unlike 2008-9, central bank interventions will not avail to rescue the faltering money system from nine years of previous central bank interventions. All it takes is for the “liquidity” flows to seize up and before you know it, there’s no food in the supermarkets because everything in our just-in-time economy is exquisitely calibrated to the sure expectation of getting paid, and when that goes, it all goes.

Then the question arises: well, can’t you just re-start the liquidity flows? Not when the process requires another abracadabra magic act of summoning X-trillions of dollars out of absolutely nothing when the previous X-trillions created out of absolutely nothing are rushing at warp speed into the black hole of deleveraging because it has been discovered that the “loans” they were based on can never be paid back, not in this universe or any number of universes like it. In a word, they’re worthless.

Deleveraging is the polite term economists give to your net worth rapidly evaporating. Liquidity is the polite term for cash money and things denominated in them that can readily be converted into cash money. The problem with the kind of liquidity-creation solution to deleveraging is that it rapidly leads to money itself becoming worthless.

The preview of coming attractions is currently playing out in Illinois — soon to be joined by Connecticut, California, Kentucky, and many other bankrupt states. Illinois is dead broke. It can’t pay the contractors who fix things like roads and storm drains, and supply food to its prisons. It’s over $200-billion deep in pension obligations that will never be honored. Its Medicaid system is a shambles. It doesn’t even have the cash-on-hand to pay lottery winners (what happened to all the cash paid into the lottery by the suckers who didn’t win, which is supposed to pay off the winners?). The state legislature hasn’t passed a budget in three years.

The governor and the mayor of Chicago and everybody else nominally in charge have no idea what they’re going to do about it. Think the federal government is going to just step in and save the day there? They’d have to bail out every other foundering state and that’s just not going to happen, especially with that same federal government about to run out of cash money itself, with no resolution of the debt ceiling controversy that might allow it to even pretend to borrow more money by issuing treasury bonds that are instantly bought by the Federal Reserve — which, of course, is not an official government agency but a private banking consortium contracted to manage the nation’s money.

Do you begin to see the outlines of the clusterfuck rising like a bad moon over the harvest season of 2017? The American people, by and large, have no more idea how false and fragile the financial arrangements of the nation are than the average eight-year-old has about why the re-po squad is towing away Daddy’s Ford-F150. We’re just doing what we always do: gittin’ our summer on. Breaking out the potato salad and the Bud Lites — at least those who have enough mojo left in their MasterCards to charge the party supplies.

An awful lot of Americans must be maxed out, though, people who actually used to work at things and get paid for it. Each one of them is a walking Illinois now, facing each dawning day with a bigger load of problems, more things they can’t pay for, and moving closer to the dreadful day when everything is gone, every chattel, every knickknack, the very roof over their head, and most particularly the belief that they live in a fair and decent society.

So, I wonder what we’re going to do with a Tweety-Bird-in-Chief in the White House when this deal goes down. Stresses and tensions are out there a’buildin’ and the time for being a nation of feckless idiots is drawing to a close. The sad thing is: it wasn’t even fun while it lasted.


          On This Day in Math - July 1   

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty
a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, 
without appeal to any part of our weaker nature,
without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, 
yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show. 
 The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, 
the sense of being more than Man, 
which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, 
is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
--BERTRAND RUSSELL,


The 182nd day of the year; there are 182 connected bipartite graphs with 8 vertices. *What's So Special About This Number

The 182nd prime (1091) is the smaller of a pair of twin primes (the 40th pair, actually) *Math Year-Round ‏@MathYearRound(Students might convince themselves that it was not necessary to say it was the smaller of the pair.)

Language time:
182 is called a pronic, promic, or heteromecic and even an oblong number. Pronic Numbers are numbers that are the product of two consecutive integers; 2, 6, 12, 20, ..(doubles of triangular numbers).  Pronic seems to be a misspelling of promic, from the Greek promekes, for rectangular, oblate or oblong. Neither pronic nor promic seems to appear in most modern dictionaries. Richard Guy pointed out to the Hyacinthos newsgroup that pronic had been used by Euler in series one, volume fifteen of his Opera, so the mathematical use of the "n" form has a long history.

Oblong is from the Latin ob (excessive) + longus (long). The word oblong is also commonly used as an alternate name for a rectangle. In his translation of Euclid's "Elements", Sir Thomas Heath translates the Greek word eteromhkes[hetero mekes - literally "different lengths"] in Book one, Definition 22 as oblong. . "Of Quadrilateral figures, a square is that which is both equilateral and right-angled; an oblong that which is right angled but not equilateral...". (note that with this definition, a square is not a subset of rectangles.)


EVENTS

1349 Sometimes, a little astronomical knowledge can be a dangerous thing, even to those who possess it. A tale from medieval England is passed down from the chronicles of the scholar Thomas Bradwardine of a witch who attempted to force her will on the people through knowledge of an impending eclipse. Bradwardine, who had studied astronomical predictions of Arabian astronomers, saw through the ruse, and matched the prediction of the July 01, 1349 A.D. lunar eclipse with a more precise one of his own. No word survives as to the fate of the accused, but one can only suspect banishment or worse.*listosaur.com

1694 Opening of the University of Halle in Germany. Georg Cantor later taught there. *VFR

1770 – Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u. *OnThisDay & Facts ‏@NotableHistory discovered by astronomer Charles Messier

1798 Napoleon’s fleet reached Alexandria, bearing Monge and Fourier.*VFR

1819 William George Horner’s (1786–1837) method of solving equations is presented to the Royal Society.*VFR In numerical analysis, the Horner scheme (also known as Horner algorithm), named after William George Horner, is an algorithm for the efficient evaluation of polynomials in monomial form. Horner's method describes a manual process by which one may approximate the roots of a polynomial equation. The Horner scheme can also be viewed as a fast algorithm for dividing a polynomial by a linear polynomial with Ruffini's rule. Student's often learn this process as synthetic division.  *Wik

1847 The United States issued its first two postage stamps. They pictured Benjamin Franklin and George Washington respectively [Scott #1-2]. *VFR

1852 Dirichlet delivers a memorial lecture at the Berlin Academy in honor of his close friend Jacobi, calling him the greatest member of the Academy since Lagrange. *VFR

1856 Weierstrass appointed Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Polytechnic School in Berlin. *VFR

In 1858, the Wallace-Darwin theory of evolution was first published at the Linnaean Society in London*. The previous month Charles Darwin received a letter from Alfred Wallace, who was collecting specimens in the East Indies. Wallace had independently developed a theory of natural selection - which was almost identical to Darwin's. The letter asked Darwin to evaluate the theory, and if worthy of publication, to forward the manuscript to Charles Lyell. Darwin did so, almost giving up his clear priority for he had not yet published his masterwork The Origin of Species. Neither Darwin nor Wallace were present for the oral presentation at the Linnaean Society, where geologist Charles Lyell and botanist Joseph Hooker presented both Wallace's paper and excerpts from Darwin's unpublished 1844 essay.*TIS
In his annual report the following May, society president Thomas Bell wrote, “The year which has passed has not, indeed, been marked by any of those striking discoveries which at once revolutionize, so to speak, the department of science on which they bear.” *Futility Closet

1873 From a letter dated July 1, 1873, in the Coast Survey files in the National Archives in Washington. Peirce writes, "Newcomb, in a paper .... says he finds that pendulums hung by springs twist and untwist as they oscillate and says this will affect the time of oscillation."The Charles S. Peirce-Simon Newcomb Correspondence by Carolyn Eisele.

1894 The New York Mathematical Society changed its name to the American Mathematical Society to reflect its national charter. [AMS Semicentennial Publications, vol. 1, p. 74]. *VFR

1908 International agreement to use SOS for distress signal signed. An International Radiotelegraphic Convention, ... met in Berlin in 1906. This body signed an international agreement on November 3, 1906, with an effective date of July 1, 1908. An extensive collection of Service Regulations was included to supplement the Convention, and in particular Article XVI adopted Germany's Notzeichen distress signal as the international standard, stating: "Ships in distress shall use the following signal: · · · — — — · · · repeated at brief intervals". *Citizens Compendium

1918 Florian Cajori (1859–1930) appointed professor of the history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the few such chairs in the the world. During the next twelve years he published 159 papers on the history of mathematics. *VFR

1948 The Bell System Technical Journal publishes the first part of Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", regarded as a foundation of information theory, introducing the concept of Shannon entropy and adopting the term Bit. *Wik

1964 The New York Times, in a full page ad, announced that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward would play a game on an elliptical pool table. It had a pocket at one focus so that if the ball passed over the other focus it would bank off the rail into the pocket. [UMAP Journal, 4(1983), p. 176; Recreational Mathematics Magazine, no. 14, January-February 1964] *VFR

1980 A method of trisecting any given acute angle Origami is demonstrated. Hisashi Abe invented this idea and published in July, 1980 edition of the Japanese journal "Suugaku Seminar"(Mathematics Seminar). For this method, and more ways to trisect the angle, see this post.
*Takaya Iwamoto

2001 The last occurrence that there were 3 eclipses in one month, and of which two solar eclipses. For July 2000 being on 1st a partial solar eclipse, 16th a total lunar eclipse, and 31st a partial solar eclipse. The next occurrence with a month with 3 eclipses will be December 2206 with a partial solar eclipse on 1st and 30th and a total lunar eclipse on 16th. Ref. Fred Espenak 06/00 SEML. *NSEC

2010 Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman turned down the Clay Millineum prize of one million dollars, saying that he considers his contribution to proving the Poincaré conjecture to be no greater than that of Richard Hamilton, who introduced the theory of Ricci flow with the aim of attacking the geometrization conjecture. On March 18 It had been announced that he had met the criteria to receive the first Clay Millennium Prize for resolution of the Poincaré conjecture. *Wik

2015 Michael Elmhirst Cates, becomes the 19th Lucasian Professor of Mathematic at the University of Cambridge. Professor Cates is a physicist and Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. Previous recognitions for Prof. Cates include Maxwell Medal and Prize (1991), the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize (2009), and the Weissenberg Award (2013). He will assume the chair from another Physicist, Michael Green. He follows a line that began with Isaac Barrow and Isaac Newton and includes Charles Babbage, Paul Dirac, and Stephen Hawking


BIRTHS

1646 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (July 1, 1646 – November 14, 1716) born in Leipzig, Germany. Leibniz occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. He developed the infinitesimal calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's mathematical notation has been widely used ever since it was published. He became one of the most prolific inventors in the field of mechanical calculators. While working on adding automatic multiplication and division to Pascal's calculator, he was the first to describe a pinwheel calculator in 1685[4] and invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator. He also refined the binary number system, which is at the foundation of virtually all digital computers. In philosophy, Leibniz is mostly noted for his optimism, e.g. his conclusion that our Universe is, in a restricted sense, the best possible one that God could have created. Leibniz, along with René Descartes and Baruch Spinoza, was one of the three great 17th century advocates of rationalism. The work of Leibniz anticipated modern logic and analytic philosophy, but his philosophy also looks back to the scholastic tradition, in which conclusions are produced by applying reason to first principles or a priori definitions rather than to empirical evidence. Leibniz made major contributions to physics and technology, and anticipated notions that surfaced much later in biology, medicine, geology, probability theory, psychology, linguistics, and information science. He wrote works on politics, law, ethics, theology, history, philosophy, and philology. Leibniz's contributions to this vast array of subjects were scattered in various learned journals, in tens of thousands of letters, and in unpublished manuscripts. As of 2010, there is no complete gathering of the writings of Leibniz.*Wik

1779 John Farrar (July 1, 1779 – May 8, 1853) born at Lincoln, Massachusetts. As Hollis professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Harvard, he was responsible for a sweeping modernization of the science and mathematics curriculum, including the change from Newton’s to Leibniz’s notation for the calculus. *VFR

1788 Jean Victor Poncelet (July 1, 1788 – December 22, 1867) born in Metz, France. He taught engineering and mechanics, but had a hobby of much greater interest—projective geometry. *VFR French mathematician and engineer whose study of the pole and polar lines associated with conic led to the principle of duality. While serving as an engineer in Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign as an engineer, he was left for dead at Krasnoy, but then captured. During his imprisonment he studied projective geometry and wrote a treatise on analytic geometry. Released in 1814, he returned to France, and in 1822 published Traité des propriétés projectives des figures in which he presented his fundamental ideas of projective geometry such as the cross-ratio, perspective, involution and the circular points at infinity. As a professor of mechanics (1825-35), he applied mechanics to improve waterwheels and was able to double their efficiency.*TIS

1848 Emil Weyr (1 July 1848 in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) - 25 Jan 1894 in Vienna, Austria) His father Frantisek Weyr, was a professor of mathematics at a realschule (secondary school) in Prague from 1855. Emil was four years older than his brother Eduard Weyr who also became a famous mathematician. Emil attended the realschule in Prague where his father taught, then studied at the Prague Polytechnic from 1865 to 1868 where he was taught geometry by Vilém Fiedler.
He studied in Italy with Cremona and Casorati during the academic year 1870-71 returning to Prague where he continued to teach. In 1872 he was elected to be Head of the Union of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists. In 1875 he was appointed as professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna. He, together with his brother Eduard Weyr, were the main members of the Austrian geometric school. They were interested in descriptive geometry, then in projective geometry and their interests turned towards algebraic and synthetic methods in geometry. Among many works Emil Weyr published were Die Elemente der projectivischen Geometrie and Über die Geometrie der alten Aegypter.
Emil Weyr led the geometry school in Vienna throughout the 1880's up until his death. Together with Gustav von Escherich, Emil Weyr founded the important mathematical journal Monatshefte fuer Mathematik und Physik in 1890. The first volumes of the journal contain papers written by his brother Eduard. In 1891 Emil Weyr became one of the first 19 founder members of the Royal Czech Academy of Sciences. *SAU

1906 Jean Dieudonn´e (1 July 1906 – 29 November 1992) born. *VFR French mathematician and educator known for his writings on abstract algebra, functional analysis, topology, and his theory of Lie groups. Dieudonné was one of the two main contributors to the Bourbaki series of texts. He began his mathematical career working on the analysis of polynomials. He worked in a wide variety of mathematical areas including general topology, topological vector spaces, algebraic geometry, invariant theory and the classical groups. *TIS



DEATHS


1957 Donald McIntosh (Banffshire, 13 January 1868 – Invernesshire, 1 July 1957) graduated from the University of Aberdeen and taught at George Watson's Ladies College in Edinburgh. He was appointed a Director of Education. He became Secretary of the EMS in 1899 and President in 1905. *SAU

1963 Bevan Braithwaite Baker (1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 July 1963 in Edinburgh, Scotland) graduated from University College London. After service in World War I he became a lecturer at Edinburgh University and was Secretary of the EMS from 1921 to 1923. He left to become Professor at Royal Holloway College London. *SAU

1971 Sir William Lawrence Bragg (31 Mar 1890; 1 Jul 1971 at age 81) was an Australian-English physicist and X-ray crystallographer who at the early age of 25, shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 (with his father, Sir William Bragg). Lawrence Bragg formulated the Bragg law of X-ray diffraction, which is basic for the determination of crystal structure: nλ = 2dsinθ which relates the wavelength of x-rays, λ, the angle of incidence on a crystal, θ, and the spacing of crystal planes, d, for x-ray diffraction, where n is an integer (1, 2, 3, etc.). Together, the Braggs worked out the crystal structures of a number of substances. Early in this work, they showed that sodium chloride does not have individual molecules in the solid, but is an array of sodium and chloride ions. *TIS

1983 Richard Buckminster Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was a U.S. engineer and architect who developed the geodesic dome, the only large dome that can be set directly on the ground as a complete structure, and the only practical kind of building that has no limiting dimensions (i.e., beyond which the structural strength must be insufficient). Fuller also invented a wide range of other paradigm-shifting machines and structural systems. He was especially interested in high-strength-to-weight designs, with a maximum of utility for minimum of material. His designs and engineering philosophy are part of the foundation of contemporary high-tech design aesthetics. He held over 2000 patents.*TIS
This is another one who died within two weeks of his date of birth. I must organize data on this...



Credits :
*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
          On This Day in Math - June 30   

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: 
we were lazy. 
Max Rosenlicht

The 181st day of the year; 181 is the 9th palindromic prime number.

and the 181-digit palindromic number made up of all 7's except for the center being 181 (7777...7718177...77777) is a palindromic prime with a palindromic prime decimal length.

181 is the both the difference and the sum of consecutive squares:
\( 181 = 91^2 – 90^2 = 9^2 + 10^2 \)

 Every natural number greater than 181 can be written as sum of cubes of the first two primes. (students might be asked to find all examples of numbers less than 181 that can be written in this fashion, such as 35= 23 + 33)



EVENTS
1686 The Royal Society made the decision to publish De Historia Piscium, a lavishly-illustrated history of fishes by John Ray and Francis Willughby. The books was beautiful, but turned out to be such a poor seller that the Society almost went bankrupt. At one point Edmond Halley's salary could not be paid during the same period when he was trying to get Newton to complete his epic masterpiece, The Principia. Fortunately for science, Halley accepted a deal for something like one-hundred copies of the fish book, and then mostly funded the publication of Newton's classic himself over the next year. I don't know if Halley ever managed to sell any of the De Historia Piscium that he took in lieu of salary. *PB old notes.

1737 John Harrison, after positive results on the test of his first sea-clock, receives the first money awarded by the Board of Longitude (23 years after the Act to create the Board). Harrison received 500 Pounds, 250 Pounds to be paid immediately, and another 250 Pounds after completing a second clock that passes testing at sea. *Derek Howse, Britain's Board of Longitude: The Finances 1714-1828

1742 Euler replied (see June 7 post) in a letter dated 30 June 1742, and reminded Goldbach of an earlier conversation they had ("...so Ew vormals mit mir communicirt haben.."), in which Goldbach remarked his original (and not marginal) conjecture followed from the following statement, “Every even integer greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes,” which is thus also a conjecture of Goldbach. In the letter dated 30 June 1742, Euler stated:“Dass ... ein jeder numerus par eine summa duorum primorum sey, halte ich für ein ganz gewisses theorema, ungeachtet ich dasselbe necht demonstriren kann.” ("every even integer is a sum of two primes. I regard this as a completely certain theorem, although I cannot prove it.")*Wik
As of this date, no one else has proved it either. It is one of the oldest open questions in mathematics.

1812 Congress authorized the President of the US to issue interest bearing Treasury Notes for the first time in history.  The interest was fixed at "five and two-fifths per centum a year."  *Kane, Famous First Facts (students might calculate the present value of a $100 investment on that date compounded to the present)

1808 Humphry Davy announced he had separated the element boron. However, working independently, French chemist, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac had announced* the same accomplishment nine days ealier, on 21 Jun 1808.  *TIS

1860 Oxford evolution debate took place at the Oxford University Museum on 30 June 1860, seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. Several prominent British scientists and philosophers participated, including Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Benjamin Brodie, Joseph Dalton Hooker and Robert FitzRoy.
The debate is best remembered today for a heated exchange in which Wilberforce supposedly asked Huxley whether it was through his grandfather or his grandmother that he claimed his descent from a monkey. Huxley is said to have replied that he would not be ashamed to have a monkey for his ancestor, but he would be ashamed to be connected with a man who used his great gifts to obscure the truth *Wik

1894 Tower Bridge opens, In 1886, the foundation stone of the Tower Bridge in London, England was laid (over a time capsule) by the Prince of Wales. The need to cross the River Thames at this point had become increasingly urgent for many years, and finally the necessary Act was passed in 1885. The bridge, designed by Mr. Wolfe Barry, CB, was completed at a cost of about £1,000,000. To permit the passage of tall ships between the towers, two bascule spans, each of 100-ft length, are raised. The side spans to the towers are of the more familiar suspension type. Pedestrians can traverse a high-level footway nearly at the top of the towers, even when the bridge is raised. It was officially opened 30 Jun 1894, by the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, on behalf of Queen *TIS

1905 Albert Einstein's paper, "On the electrodynamics of moving bodies" (special relativity) is received at the Journal Annalen der Physik.
"Einstein develops the special theory of relativity in this paper. His concern, as he makes clear in the introduction, is that then current electrodynamics harbors a state of rest, the ether state of rest, and the theory gives very different accounts of electrodynamic processes at rest or moving in the ether. But experiments in electrodynamics and optic have provided no way to determine which is the ether state of rest of all inertial state of motion. Einstein shows that Maxwell-Lorentz electrodynamics has in fact always obeyed a principle of relativity of inertial motion. We just failed to notice it since we tacitly thought that space and time had Newtonian properties, not those of special relativity. " *John D Norton, Einstein, 1905, Pitt.edu

1908 A Comet(?) explodes above Tunguska, Siberia. *VFR In 1908, at around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 650 km (400 mi) away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 25 km per second (60,000 mph) penetrated Earth's atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life. The Tunguska rock came out of the Taurid Meteor storm that crosses Earth's orbit twice a year. The first scientific expedition for which records survive was made by Russian mineralogist Leonid Kulik in 1927. *TIS

1945 The first distribution of John von Neumann's First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC, containing the first published description of the logical design of a computer with stored-program and instruction data stored in the same address space within the memory (von Neumann architecture)*Wik

1946 ENIAC formally accepted by the government. See 2 October 1955*VFR

In 1948, the transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, scientists at the Bell Telephone Laboratory in Murray Hill, NJ.* It was a simple, tiny device utilizing the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology. As it was developed over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacment for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.*TIS

1954 Solar eclipse in Britain. The about 3 minutes totality was visible in the Faroes and the southern line was crossing the northernmost Shetland. Many people in England do remember this eclipse and is often mistaken as total for those who saw a large partial eclipse. The eclipse track traveled across Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Byelorussia, and Russia. *NSEC

1955 Sperry Rand formed. In 1955 Sperry acquired Remington Rand and renamed itself Sperry Rand. Acquiring then Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation and Engineering Research Associates along with Remington Rand, the company developed the successful UNIVAC computer series and signed a valuable cross-licensing deal with IBM. *Wik

1972 The International Time Bureau adds the first leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). *Wik

1973     
A group of scientist boarded a prototype French Concorde airplane to chase a solar eclipse. The eclipse promised a luxurious view if you stood at the right place on the planet: a maximum of 7 minutes and 4 seconds as the moon passed over the Sahara Desert. It would be just 28 seconds short of the longest possible eclipse viewable from Earth; in the preceding several hundred years, there had only been one eclipse longer than this one, and there would not be a longer total solar eclipse until June 2150. Not satisfied with one of the longest eclpises in recent history, the group managed to negotiate a viewing flight on the still in testing Concorde. Closing in at maximum velocity, Concorde would swoop down from the north and intercept the shadow of the moon over northwest Africa. Traveling together at almost the same speed, Concorde would essentially race the solar eclipse across the surface of the planet, giving astronomers an unprecedented opportunity to study the various phenomena made possible by an eclipse. In one flight, Concorde had given astronomers more eclipse observing time than all the previous expeditions last century—generating three articles in Nature and a wealth of new data. *Motherboard


2011 Mr Ballew finally hung up his spurs and rode off into the sunset with his sweetheart, Jeannie.






2015 A Leap second is added to the clock in the last second before 8pm, so there will be a minute with 61 seconds. Between 1972 and 2012, a leap second has been inserted about every 18 months, on average. However, the spacing is quite irregular and apparently increasing: there were no leap seconds in the seven-year interval between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005, but there were nine leap seconds in the eight years 1972–1979. *Wik


BIRTHS

1748  Dominique Cassini (30 June 1748 – 18 October 1845)  was a French mathematician and surveyor who worked on his father's map of France.  He was the son of César-François Cassini de Thury and was born at the Paris Observatory. In 1784 he succeeded his father as director of the observatory; but his plans for its restoration and re-equipment were wrecked in 1793 by the animosity of the National Assembly. His position having become intolerable, he resigned on September 6, and was thrown into prison in 1794, but released after seven months. He then withdrew to Thury, where he died fifty-one years later.
He published in 1770 an account of a voyage to America in 1768, undertaken as the commissary of the French Academy of Sciences with a view to testing Pierre Le Roy’s watches at sea. A memoir in which he described the operations superintended by him in 1787 for connecting the observatories of Paris and Greenwich by longitude-determinations appeared in 1791. He visited England for the purposes of the work, and saw William Herschel at Slough. He completed his father’s map of France, which was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1793. It served as the basis for the Atlas National (1791), showing France in departments.
Cassini’s Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de l’observatoire de Paris (1810) embodied portions of an extensive work, the prospectus of which he had submitted to the Academy of Sciences in 1774. The volume included his Eloges of several academicians, and the autobiography of his great-grandfather, Giovanni Cassini.*Wik

1791  Félix Savart (June 30, 1791, Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes – March 16, 1841, Paris) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.
Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.*Wik

1856 Cargill Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) born. He graduated from Edinburgh University and was then an assistant in the Physics department. With Barclay and Fraser he was one of the writers who originally proposed the founding of the EMS. He went to the Imperial University in Tokyo as Professor. He returned to a lectureship in Edinburgh and eventually became a Reader in Applied Mathematics. He became Secretary and Treasurer of the EMS in 1883 and President in 1893 and 1918.*SAU

1880 Birthdate of Rudolf Fueter (30 June 1880 in Basel; 9 August 1950 in Brunnen) who worked with functions with non-commutative variables and also in number theory. *SAU


DEATHS

1660 William Oughtred, (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) inventor of the slide rule (1621) and a staunch royalist, died in a transport of joy on hearing the news of the restoration of Charles II. Augustus De Morgan later remarked, “It should be added, by way of excuse, that he was eighty-six years old.” *VFR an Episcopal minister who invented the earliest form of the slide rule, two identical linear or circular logarithmic scales held together and adjusted by hand. Improvements involving the familiar inner rule with tongue-in-groove linear construction came later. He introduced the familiar multiplication sign x in a 1631 textbook, along with the first use of the abbreviations sin, cos and tan.*TIS

1919 John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Rayleigh (of Terling Place)(12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physical scientist who made fundamental discoveries in the fields of acoustics and optics that are basic to the theory of wave propagation in fluids. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904 for his investigations into the densities of the most important gases and his successful isolation of argon, an inert atmospheric gas.*TIS




Credits
*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
          Russia, elections, money and Minnesota   

Vladimir Putin's Russia has one viable export industry: oil and gas. The Prirazlomnaya, shown here, is Russia's only offshore Arctic oil platform, located in the Pechora Sea.


          FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE MARKETS? MAYBE YOU SHOULDN´T READ THIS / THE NEW YORK TIMES   

Feel Good About the Markets? Maybe You Shouldn’t Read This

By JAMES B. STEWART
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Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange. Investors have seemed oblivious to claims of Russian interference in the election, the firing of the F.B.I. director and other political turmoil. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times        


Throughout the turbulence of his first months in office, President Trump has been able to point to one bastion of support: the stock market. Earlier this month he tweeted the “great economic news” he thinks the mainstream media has been ignoring: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 16 percent and the Nasdaq up 19.5 percent since his election. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross maintained that the Trump administration had bestowed $4 trillion in gains on investors.
 
Investors have seemingly been oblivious to claims of Russian interference in the election, the firing of a director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the appointment of a special prosecutor. As the second quarter ends this week, 2017 has so far been a banner year, with major indexes hitting records.
 
But as the bull market rolls on, some see storm clouds on the horizon. “Valuations are high and it’s one of the longest and largest bull markets in history,” said James Stack, president of InvesTech Research. “Bull markets don’t last forever. So the question is, when will the music stop?”
 
Investors “are on a knife’s edge,” said Michael J. Kelly, global head of asset allocation for PineBridge Investments. With many still scarred by the financial crisis, “they see a potential disaster around every corner.”

This month the so-called Faang stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, which have led the market’s rally — faced a sudden downdraft, which many market watchers called a warning of turbulent times to come.
 
On June 14, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the second time this year, a move that was widely expected and barely caused a market ripple. But more ominously for stock investors, the Fed also said it would reduce its $4.2 trillion balance sheet and taper its purchases of longer-term government bonds (though it didn’t say how fast), bringing to an end the quantitative easing it undertook after the financial crisis.
 
And then there’s Mr. Trump himself, whose unpredictability and erratic behavior still have the potential to rattle markets.
 
So I asked some prominent investors and market analysts whether they were pulling back from stocks, and how they viewed these latest developments.
 
A Crack in the Faang Stocks
 
After some of the Faang stocks plunged over 3 percent on June 9, Goldman Sachs compared them to the leading stocks of the tech bubble. But by the end of the month they’d recovered and were again approaching all-time highs.
 
There’s no question that these market darlings, which together have accounted for a disproportionate percentage of the market’s gains, are expensive, and getting more so. Price-to-earnings ratios range from 39 (Facebook) to 187 (Amazon). Their market caps are so huge they dominate the indexes.
 
They show up not only in so-called growth funds, but also in value and low-volatility funds. Should they embark on a sustained plunge, a bear market could quickly follow.
 
The tremor in June was “a warning shot across the bow,” said Bill Smead, the founder of Smead Capital Management in Seattle. The Faang stocks “are showing all the classic signs of being overcooked,” he added. “What magazine hasn’t had Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg on the cover?
 
There’s no question this can end very badly. But the market can stay irrational for a very long time.
 
My sense is that there’s one big blowout rally left in these stocks.”


Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this month as Janet Yellen announced the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images       
 
 
Mr. Stack noted that the Faang stocks had brief sell-offs last June and October, only to rebound. Still, he said, “the Faang stocks will be among the hardest hit in the next bear market due to the amount of money that flowed into them and the high expectations that have driven them higher.”
 
But like Mr. Smead, he doesn’t expect that to be imminent. “We’re not buying them, but we’re not necessarily saying sell,” Mr. Stack said. He urged investors to rebalance portfolios that have become too heavily weighted in these stocks.
 
A Tightening Federal Reserve
 
Everyone I interviewed agreed that the Fed is the most likely catalyst for the next bear market, but that may still be years away.

“Historically it’s difficult to find a bear market that wasn’t triggered to some extent by the Fed,” Mr. Smead said. “But I don’t think unwinding the long bond position as gradually as they’re going to will have a significant impact. What would have an impact is if the Fed is forced to raise rates faster than everyone anticipates. The Fed has prepared investors for one more rate hike this year. That’s where the potential surprise could come. If we see two or three by year’s end, we’re going to see definite headwinds and maybe a market top of some significance.”
 
Mr. Kelly said the Fed had plenty of room to maneuver before stocks start to be affected. “We just had a once-in-70-year crisis that left very long scars. Businesses basically didn’t invest for eight years. In tightening, the Fed is acknowledging that a monetary policy built on a very fragile economic backdrop is no longer appropriate. But we’re just getting to the point now where people are crawling out of their shells and we’re seeing more normal economic activity.”
 
Mr. Kelly said bull markets typically last another three to four years after such a point in the economic cycle, and can even go another eight or nine. “Bull markets die from excess, not old age,” he said.
 
Mr. Smead agreed. “There’s no question we’re getting closer to normal rates,” he said. “That will be difficult for the stock market when it happens. People will be less willing to be adventurous. But that’s still years away.”
 
Over at InvesTech Research, “we’re still quite bullish,” Mr. Stack said. “We’re not increasing cash reserves. We are rebalancing towards more defensive and out-of-favor sectors, like consumer staples and health care.”
 
‘I Wouldn’t Call It a Trump Rally’
 
“The risks don’t lie with potential charges of obstruction of justice or even impeachment,” Mr. Stack said. “For political mayhem to upset the economic apple cart, it has to irreparably damage confidence at the consumer and business level. So far we don’t see that happening. Consumer confidence and consumer sentiment measures are at 16-year highs, and C.E.O. confidence in April was the highest since 2004.”
 
Nor have investors given up hope that a Republican Congress will still deliver business-friendly corporate tax reform and a pro-growth overhaul of the tax code, despite the president’s troubles.
At the same time, “Trump shouldn’t be looking to the market for vindication,” Mr. Smead said. “I wouldn’t call it a Trump rally. He’s basically riding on the Obama years. “
 
His bottom line: “We don’t pay much attention to politics, and that’s been a good thing.”

          ARGENTINA´S 100-YEAR BOND CANNOT DEFY EM PLAYBOOK FOREVER / THE FINANCIAL TIMES   

Argentina’s 100-year bond cannot defy EM playbook forever

If the Fed is proved right on growth and inflation, then EM assets are likely to suffer

by: Jonathan Wheatley



Gauchos: saddle up. Argentina, one of the world’s most notorious serial defaulters, came to market on Monday with a 100-year sovereign bond, and investors snapped it up with all the macho bravado of the legendary horsemen of the pampas.

Really? A dollar-denominated bond that pays back 100 years from now, from a junk-rated country that has barely managed to stay solvent for more than half that time in its entire history as a creditor?

While there is certainly an investment case for taking part, several analysts warn that this issue is a classic sign of a market getting ahead of itself.

The point, though, is not the 100 years. The complexities of bond maths mean that, once maturities go beyond 30 years, the investment case barely changes. Barring default, with a yield of nearly 8 per cent, the bond will repay investors in full in about 12 years, all else (such as inflation) being equal — and that’s leaving aside its resale value. Many investors will have much shorter horizons.
In a world starved of yield, the 7.91 per cent on offer proved to be quite a pull and the bond attracted orders of $9.75bn for the $2.75bn issued. “People are looking out over the next 12 to 24 months and see a pretty positive outlook [for Argentina],” says David Robbins, head of emerging markets at TCW in New York. “Duration in high yield is something they are more comfortable with.” Argentina, he notes, is in effect selling equity in its economic recovery.

With so much else priced to perfection on global markets, this may seem to go with the territory. But others warn that we have been here before.

Sérgio Trigo Paz, head of emerging market fixed income portfolio management at BlackRock, says the rationale and the pricing are all good. But, he adds: “When you put it into perspective, it gives you a sense of déjà vu.”

Argentina’s is not the only noteworthy sale this week. Russia reportedly attracted demand of more than $6bn for 10-year and 30-year eurobonds expected to be priced later on Tuesday at yields of about 4.25 per cent and 5.25 per cent respectively.

This is happening just as the US Federal Reserve has embarked on “quantitative tightening”, raising interest rates last week for the second time this year and preparing markets for an announcement on how it will begin shrinking its supersized balance sheet later in the year.

It is not hard to see parallels between today and 2013, when the Fed announced the approaching end of quantitative easing just as investors were piling with enthusiasm into a series of high-profile eurobond issues by African governments. Some of those went badly wrong as investors fled emerging markets in the subsequent “taper tantrum”.

Investors may feel