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Segunda-feira, dia 03

Anna disfarça para que Thomas não perceba a encenação de Olinto. Amália diz a Peter que reconheceu a voz de Sebastião. Olinto explica para Anna o plano de Joaquim. Leopoldina discute com Dom Pedro por causa de Domitila. Domitila pensa em ter um filho de Dom Pedro. Licurgo reconhece Madame Dalila. Diara pede para Ferdinando não ir embora e Jacira percebe o clima entre eles. Sebastião encontra Maximiliano sem saber que é Olinto. Germana ataca Hugo. Bonifácio tenta aconselhar Leopoldina sobre seu casamento. Thomas procura Domitila. Joaquim e Anna se encontram.

Terça-feira, dia 04

Anna e Joaquim se beijam. Olinto distrai Nívea. Joaquim procura Quinzinho disfarçado como um frei. Madame Dalila aborda pessoas na rua. Astuta e Pelópidas se hospedam na taberna com um grupo de cientistas e avisam que farão uma Feira de Curiosidades. Joaquim e Elvira esbarram um no outro, mas não se reconhecem. Cecília e Libério pensam em fugir com a ajuda de Matias. Domitila acredita estar grávida. Amália tem uma lembrança e comemora com Peter. Dom Pedro sente ciúmes de Bonifácio e Leopoldina. Anna ajuda Olinto a enganar Thomas. Cecília se assusta ao saber que Sebastião negociou seu casamento com Orozimbo. Hugo flagra Elvira com Quinzinho.

Quarta-feira, dia 05

Elvira implora que Hugo não conte que ela está viva. Anna finge se irritar com Thomas. Joaquim informa a Olinto quando irá fugir com Anna e Vitória. Pelópidas convida Licurgo para cozinhar na Feira de Curiosidades. Hugo revela a Elvira que veio ao Brasil para recuperar algo que lhe pertence. Peter e Amália se preocupam com Libério e Cecília. Joaquim pede para Leopoldina ajudá-lo em seu plano. Matias se revolta com a decisão de Sebastião de se casar Cecília. Leopoldina descobre que está grávida. Dom Pedro conta a Domitila da gravidez de Leopoldina. Matias revela a Cecília que é seu irmão. Joaquim avisa a Quinzinho sobre a fuga e ele chama por Elvira.

Quinta-feira, dia 06

Joaquim se emociona ao ouvir a voz de Quinzinho. Cecília gosta de saber que é irmã de Matias. Joaquim prepara a fuga de Anna e Vitória. Cecília pensa em se casar com Libério quando Sebastião estiver viajando. Thomas não deixa Vitória ir à Feira de Curiosidades. Dom Pedro se impressiona com o balão de Pelópidas. Leopoldina e Bonifácio procuram Anna e Joaquim. Hugo foge de Germana. Joaquim pega Quinzinho na taberna. Dom Pedro se aproxima de Isaura. Olinto, Piatã e Jacira vão ao encontro de Vitória. Anna se encontra com Leopoldina e Bonifácio. Jacira engana os guardas. Miss Liu prende Piatã, e Jacira a enfrenta.

Sexta-feira, dia 07

Jacira e Miss Liu lutam, e Piatã se desespera. Thomas percebe a aflição de Anna, e Leopoldina tenta afastá-la dele. Sebastião descobre que Cecília é Rosa Branca. Dom Pedro e Isaura se beijam. Anna afirma a Peter que não fugirá sem Vitória. Elvira vai à taberna atrás de Quinzinho. Piatã encontra Vitória. Elvira e Hugo procuram Quinzinho pelas ruas. Cecília e Libério namoram no jornal e são flagrados por Sebastião. Joaquim e Quinzinho se encontram com Anna. Thomas se junta a Liu e persegue a esposa. Jacira entrega Vitória para Anna. Elvira vê Joaquim e Quinzinho e tenta ir atrás deles. Thomas encurrala Anna, Joaquim e as crianças.

Sábado, dia 08

Anna, Joaquim e as crianças fogem em um balão, e Thomas fica furioso. Piatã, Olinto e Jacira deixam a cidade. Hugo consola Elvira. Thomas se enfurece ao saber que o balão não pode ser encontrado. O balão desce na mata e Joaquim decide acampar no local. Peter encontra Libério machucado no jornal. Sebastião prende Cecília em seu quarto. Patrício conta para Domitila que Dom Pedro saiu da feira acompanhado de uma mulher. Diara anuncia sua gravidez e Wolfgang desconfia. Schultz chega ao Brasil com Greta, irmã de Wolfgang. Joaquim, Anna e as crianças chegam à aldeia dos Tucarés

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Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weed species compared with similar applications made in the spring.  Marestail is one example of a weed species that is often better controlled with herbicides applied in the fall compared with the spring.  An increasing frequency of marestail populations in Illinois are resistant to glyphosate, and within the past year we have confirmed that resistance to ALS-inhibiting herbicides also is present in Illinois populations. 

Targeting emerged marestail with higher application rates of products such as 2,4-D in the fall almost always results in better control at planting compared with targeting overwintered and often larger plants with lower rates of 2,4-D in the spring.

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1)      Inconsistent performance: as previously described, the performance consistency of soil-residual herbicides applied in the fall is greatly dependent on weather and soil conditions after application.  Our data suggest the greatest and most consistent control of Amaranthus species either at planting or several weeks after planting was achieved when residual herbicides were applied in the spring, not in the fall.

2)      Increased selection for herbicide-resistant biotypes: soil-applied herbicides are not immune from selection for herbicide-resistant biotypes (please see the April 16, 2013 article titled: “Herbicide Resistance: Are Soil-Applied Herbicides Immune?”).  Following a fall application, the concentration of herbicide remaining in the spring when Amaranthus species begin to germinate will be much lower compared with the same product rate applied closer to planting.

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          Reading the Office of Legal Counsel on Emoluments: Do Super-Rich Presidents Get a Pass?    

 

I wrote last November that the Foreign Emoluments Clause “is on its face a national security provision designed to the protect the country from officers too enmeshed with foreign interests.” If the Justice Department’s recent court filing is to be believed, that protection is exceedingly limited. This new position marks a decisive break from the more conscientious approach long espoused by both the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC).

At the heart of the emoluments controversy is President Trump’s refusal to liquidate his business holdings. He has instead maintained ownership of the Trump Organization, a multibillion-dollar umbrella company with thousands of domestic and international investments, and placed the assets in a revocable trust managed by his sons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump. Trump now faces three lawsuits alleging that he is profiting from his business empire in violation of the Constitution. Three days after his inauguration, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government accountability watchdog group, filed the first suit in the Southern District of New York. This month, two more complaints were filed by the attorneys general of Washington D.C. and Maryland and 196 congressional Democrats, in federal district courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, respectively.

All three suits center on the meaning and scope of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides that “no person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept any present, Emolument, Office or Title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign state” (U.S. Const. art. I, § 9, cl. 8). Citing Trump's business dealings with state governments and federal agencies, such as its lease on the Old Post Office Building that now houses the Trump International Hotel, two of the suits also allege violations of the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision applies specifically to the president and provides that he shall receive “for his Services” a fixed compensation during his tenure and not “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of [the states]” (U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 7).

Serious procedural challenges like standing notwithstanding, given the House and Senate’s failure to address head-on the risks posed by Trump’s financial conflicts pose, the lawsuits could prove important in forcing a much-needed conversation: Is Trump taking in profits in violation of the Constitution? And just as critically, are future presidents entitled to pull a Trump—or does the Constitution dictate that they, like Jimmy Carter, must sell their family peanut farms as a condition of taking office?

No Article III court has ever rendered an opinion on how either Emoluments Clause should be interpreted, though the Supreme Court has offered interpretations of the term “emoluments” as it appears in Foreign Emoluments Clause-related statutes periodically enacted by Congress since 1881. Because of the limited judicial precedent, the internal memoranda from the Comptroller General and the Office of Legal Counsel that have been made public over the years are among the most important sources of guidance we have on emoluments issues. And though these memoranda do not directly address the question posed by the Trump business empire, making some amount of inference and legwork necessary, in critical respects they quite clearly contradict the sweeping defense that the Justice Department put forward this month in its 70-page motion to dismiss the CREW case against Trump.

The key issue in these suits—once you get behind a set of justiciability questions that may prove dispositive—is what constitutes an emolument (though with respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause there’s also some disagreement about what kind of entity constitutes a “foreign state”). In plain English, we are looking at an exotic presidential twist on the biggest and oldest challenge to enforcing any anticorruption law: What counts? Do the forbidden “emoluments” cover only goodie boxes, blatant quid pro quo arrangements, and employment-related compensation? Or are the profits that Trump enjoys by way of his business transactions also prohibited when they come from foreign states and domestic government entities? And if the latter, more expansive definition is the appropriate one, are the profits prohibited only when the take is in excess of  “fair-market-value”—and if so, does that definition serve as a meaningful limitation when at issue are luxury goods whose value or sales may be inflated by the fact that Trump is president and the products are prominently branded with his name?

Predictably, the dispute has taken the form of a battle for the original meaning of “emoluments.” An array of historical materials support both a limited and broad definition. The two possible interpretations are well summed up by the Oxford English Dictionary, which provides two definitions dating back to the Founding: “1. Profit or gain arising from station, office, or employment . . . . 2. Advantage, benefit, comfort.”

The Justice Department, like Trump’s lawyers at Morgan Lewis, latches onto the first definition  to argue that “the Emoluments Clauses apply only to the receipt of compensation for personal services and to the receipt of honors and gifts based on official position.” That is, President Trump is precluded only from receiving benefits in exchange for services provided to a foreign state in his official capacity as president, or—and this is crucial, given the subject matter of the OLC opinions—services provided “in a capacity akin to an employee of a foreign state.”

The plaintiffs in the three suits, on the other hand, argue for the much more expansive definition. Marshaling its own set of historical evidence, CREW asserts that emoluments are "anything of value, including money, permits, approvals, tax benefits, any other benefits, and anything else monetary or nonmonetary, regardless of whether it is given in exchange for goods or services, and regardless of whether it is part of a transaction at, above, or below market rates."

A close examination of the relevant Comptroller and OLC opinions reveals that the current Justice Department is reading the Emoluments Clauses too narrowly, while CREW and the other plaintiffs are reading them too broadly. None of the opinions approves the receipt of benefits that can even arguably be attributed to the prestige or influence conferred by an office, and together they do not support the Justice Department’s claim that presidents may, as a categorical matter, collect profits from business transactions with foreign entities and domestic government entities as long as fair value is extracted on both sides. But notwithstanding the plaintiffs’ hard pull in the other direction, the opinions also suggest that presidents may in limited cases accept certain fixed benefits—as I will explain, these might be pensions from the U.S. state that used to employ them or money damages from a foreign country against which, in a past life, they successfully won a judgment. The key is that those benefits cannot be subject to foreign or domestic government manipulation or adjustment in connection with the presidential office.

This happens to be a sensible position that accords with what the opinions repeatedly underscore as the purpose of the Emoluments Clauses and the ultimate touchstone for interpreting their meaning: “to prevent corruption and foreign influence” and to bar “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the integrity of the recipient.”

 

Why Language About Emoluments Is Easily Misused

A threshold issue before turning to the OLC literature is the confusion created by cherry-picking historical materials without consideration of their factual context. For example, in its motion to dismiss, the Justice Department followed the lead of some scholars in pulling some Supreme Court language that suggests the term “emoluments” applies only to salary and other duty-related benefits. Most notably, in Hoyt v. United States, 51 U.S. 109 (1850), the Court defines emoluments as “every species of compensation or pecuniary profit derived for a discharge of the duties of office” (emphasis added).

But in Hoyt, the Supreme Court was specifically asked to decide what constitutes an “emolument of office” per a statute governing Treasury Department collectors in their official capacity; the case did not require the Court to consider or rule on the existence of emoluments of other kinds. This is a key point for purposes of properly construing any Comptroller or OLC opinion that cites Hoyt and regurgitates its definition of “emoluments.” These opinions, like Hoyt, have to be read with an eye to their facts: they do not assert that “emoluments” must derive directly from discharge of duty; rather, the kind of emoluments at issue in those opinions was the kind derived for discharge of duty. As a consequence, the reliance on Hoyt in these opinions does not serve as evidence of a limiting principle for emoluments in general.

In short, as pointed out by the plaintiffs and by assorted scholars, the proper question for purposes of discerning the historical scope of “emoluments” is not whether the term could be interpreted in a restricted way, to refer only to benefits derived from discharging the duties of an office, but whether it was necessarily so interpreted at the time the Emoluments Clauses were drafted. As John Mikhail has painstakingly documented, the answer is no—and we don’t have to look at secondary sources, however authoritative (e.g., Black’s Dictionary) to draw that conclusion. Consider, for example, some of the constitutions ratified during the first of two major waves of state constitution-making in the Founding decade. Several included “common benefits clauses” that used the word “emoluments” in a way that simply defies narrow interpretation. The Pennsylvania Constitution (1776) provides: “That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument of advantage of any single man, family or sett [sic] of men, who are a part only of that community[.]” Very similar language appears in the Virginia (1776), Vermont (1777), and New Hampshire (1784) constitutions. Far more elaborate historical arguments demonstrating the broad uses of the term have been presented elsewhere: see here, here and here. The bottom line is that there is an abundance of primary Founding-era material making use of the broad definition of emoluments, so it is wrong to use language from fact-bound case law to assert that the term is an inherently limited one.

 

The Plaintiffs Define “Emoluments” Too Broadly

Does that mean, as plaintiffs assert, that all types of benefits conferred on the president by foreign countries and U.S. states are prohibited emoluments? According to the Comptroller and OLC opinions, clearly not.

A number of opinions explain that officers do not need to forego fixed benefits to which they are entitled for reasons manifestly unrelated to and uninfluenced by their office. This is a common-sense interpretation of the Clauses that avoids rigidity for rigidity’s sake, where denial of benefits would do nothing to serve the Clauses’ anti-corruption, anti-influence purpose.

For instance, the Comptroller and the OLC each independently concluded that President Ronald Reagan could collect ordinary retirement benefits from California, where he had served as the state governor, without violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause’s prohibition against the receipt of “emoluments” from a State. In its 1983 opinion, the Comptroller determined that President Reagan’s pension from California “cannot be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.” Coming to the same conclusion in its earlier 1981 opinion, the OLC also noted that “those [retirement] benefits are not emoluments in the constitutional sense” and their receipt does not “violate the spirit of the Constitution.” To support its reasoning, the OLC in turn relied on a 1964 opinion (not published) where it similarly decided the estate of President Kennedy was entitled to the naval retirement pay that had accrued during his presidency. Interpreting the Foreign Emoluments Clause “in the light of its basic purposes and principles,” it concluded he could receive payments to which he was entitled as a matter of law “prior to his taking office.”

The same principles support allowing officers to collect on certain kinds of money judgments, even from foreign powers. In a 1955 opinion, the Comptroller decided that an attorney in the Justice Department could receive a lump sum payment and lifetime annuity from the German government for his wrongful removal from the judgeship he held before he emigrated to the United States, as provided by German indemnification legislation. The Comptroller reasoned that those payments did not constitute emoluments from his former office, but rather “represent damages payable as a direct result of a moral and legal wrong.” Turning to its “spirit of the Constitution” analysis, the Comptroller had no trouble determining the payments were not problematic: they were “obviously . . . not intended to influence him as an officer of the United States,” were made under laws not specific to him, and were not payments voluntarily made by the German government but rather mandatory indemnification required by the Allied powers. In a 1954 opinion on the same matter, the OLC came to a slightly different place—the payments were not permitted to the extent they amounted to German retiree benefits—but like the Comptroller, it found that damages intended to redress injury were not prohibited emoluments.

Note what these opinions have in common: they generally allow the officer in question to collect payments or benefits that, patently, have nothing to do with and cannot possibly have been affected by his U.S. office. That 1983 Comptroller opinion put it best, and contains a line worth repeating: President Reagan was entitled to his pension because it “c[ouldn’t] be construed as being in any manner received in consequence of his possession of the Presidency.”

Applying this general rule, it makes sense that presidents are permitted to invest in U.S. Treasury bonds; and the rule also explains why wealth management solutions like blind trusts have long been accepted as workable resolutions to problems of conflict of interest. But it certainly doesn’t provide clearance for all profits derived from discretionary, “fair-market-value” transactions where the president is obviously and individually on one end of the sale.

 

The Justice Department Defines “Emoluments” Too Narrowly

A key move in the Justice Department’s brief is to rely heavily on a point of dubious significance: it asserts that “in every published OLC or Comptroller General opinion in which proposed conduct was determined to involve prohibited emoluments, the determination involved an employment relationship (or a relationship akin to an employment relationship) with the foreign government.”

If you think about it, there’s at least one common-sense explanation for the limited precedent: In general, the government employees on whose behalf these opinions were sought probably didn’t own hotel chains, lucrative licensing agreements, or hundreds of trademarks from which they derived significant foreign-based or domestic government-based income. Their thing of value, as civil servants, was their skill set, and thus the relevant question was whether they were constitutionally permitted to lend out that skill set to foreign governments or organizations with foreign state ties for payment.

A 1986 OLC opinion written by then-Deputy Assistant Attorney General Samuel Alito cuts against the assertion that whether the profit in question is derived from employment or personal services should be, by itself, dispositive. There, Alito determined that a NASA employee could indeed accept a fee for reviewing a PhD candidate's thesis for an Australian university. To get to this conclusion, Alito made two significant moves. First, uncertain as to whether a public university should be regarded a "foreign state," Alito instead decided to turn to the features of the proposed consultancy and consider whether they "raise[d] the kind of concern . . . that motivated" the prohibition’s enactment. This marks a functional, purpose-driven approach to the question of permissible benefits. Second, he suggested the following facts weigh against finding the fee a prohibited emolument: (1) the NASA scientist was not selected because of his position with the U.S. government, (2) the fee was an ordinary amount given the service to be rendered, (3) there was no reason for the officer to have "direct contact" with the university officials, and (4) the consultancy was "limited both in time and in substantive scope," and no "continuing relationship" was anticipated.

Note that the fact the scientist would be acting in an employment or personal services capacity did not automatically render the payment an emolument. This is the key takeaway from this opinion, and it is at odds with the Justice Department’s claim that employment is the make-or-break issue when it comes to determining whether a benefit or payment is an emolument. Second, consider the implications of the first and fourth points Alito highlighted. The scientist’s selection for the job and associated payment had nothing to do with his U.S. office, which is not a conclusion that can be readily drawn about the services purchased by foreign and state government employees newly flocking to Trump International Hotel. It may suggest the permissibility of accepting profits from truly routine transactions by truly routine hotel customers, including some government diplomats—but this possibility is undercut by Alito’s reference to the extremely limited nature of the permitted relationship and transaction in question.

The Justice Department is understandably leaning hard on the idea that an emolument must be received specifically as a function of office or employment. After all, without this very specific qualification, its argument for the permissibility of accepting profits from ordinary transactions falls apart. Two OLC opinions make this clear.

A 1982 OLC opinion determined that the Foreign Emoluments Clause barred an employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from working on his leave time for an American firm contracted by a Mexican government agency to review the design of a government-owned nuclear power plant. And a 1993 OLC opinion concluded that law firm partners serving as non-government advisors on the Administrative Conference of the United States could not accept partnership earnings “where some portion of that share is derived from the partnership’s representation of a foreign government” without triggering the constitutional prohibition. In the 1993 opinion, the OLC actually dismissed the argument that the conference member was not subject to the foreign government's “control” as “not decisive.” Instead, the OLC concluded that the portion of partnership profits the conference member would receive "would be a function of the amount paid to the firm by the foreign government," such that "the partnership would in effect be a conduit for that government." Acceptance of that portion of income was therefore a prohibited emolument (OLC reconsidered this opinion in 2010, but only with respect to whether the members held an “Office of . . . Trust” for purposes of the Foreign Emoluments Clause).

In these opinions, the OLC simply did not care that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the payments in these cases from a transactional or fair-market perspective. This runs contrary to the crux of the Justice Department’s argument for the innocuousness of Trump’s business-related foreign and domestic government income.

The textual kicker in all this is that even accepting the Justice Department’s insistence that “emolument” is best read to mean “profit arising from an office or employ” (Barclay’s A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan (1774)), it doesn’t follow that all ordinary business transactions are okay: What if those transactions are, in number or value, enhanced by the prestige of the president’s office? Couldn’t the profit thereby derived then constitute “profit arising from an office or employ”? [Update, 5:17 pm: This is a line of argument that Marty Lederman compellingly and more thoroughly details here.]

It is to prevent this reading that the Justice Department argues that prohibited benefits must arise not just from the office but from the provision of services pursuant to that office. But this argument relies on a stunted conception of the power that an "Office of Profit or Trust" confers. To lift an example wholesale from Ben Wittes: If Trump owned a nondescript hotdog truck outside the White House that charged the same price for hotdogs as any other foodtruck and sold them to some incidental foreign customers, that would not be problematic under this definition of emoluments. If the truck were Trump-branded and either charged inflated prices or enjoyed inflated sales because Trump is president, and Saudi potentates lined up to put cash in his register, that would seem to constitute impermissible “profit arising from an office,” as a textual matter and in view of the historic Comptroller and OLC perspective.

At base, this is what plaintiffs are claiming—that the profits Trump is enjoying “aris[es] from” his office—so “aris[e] from” may be a definitional phrase the Justice Department is interpreting too narrowly. Trump’s status as the most powerful man in the world affects his business transactions, which are self-branded to boot. Not only is he enjoying booming business at his exclusive properties, in part thanks to foreign guests reportedly seeking to get in the president’s good graces, but he has also won Chinese trademark protection that, according to plaintiffs, he would not have received had he not become president.

Finally, on a practical note, notice the perverse upshot of the Justice Department’s fixation on employment and personal services as the place where the river divides. This assertion that payment for goods and business-related services is permissible but payment for employment and “personal services” is not means that a president can’t profit off his brain or body when it comes to cash from foreign sources or U.S. government entities, but can, without limitation, profit off the brains and bodies of those he can afford to employ in his private capacity. It’s what you might call a constitutional free pass for super-rich presidents.

The Comptroller and OLC opinions do not support such a result. They repudiate it.

***

Ultimately, the Justice Department’s view of emoluments marks a departure from the public Comptroller and OLC opinions in at least two critical respects. First, the new position is a clear abrogation of the practical “spirit of the Constitution” analysis on which the Comptroller and OLC have consistently relied to ensure a stringent rather than forgiving interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible benefit or undue influence (see, e.g., 1955 Comptroller Opinion, 1981 OLC Opinion, 1983 Comptroller Opinion; see also OLC 1962, noting “the sweeping nature of the constitutional prohibition”; OLC 1980, citing 1902 Attorney General Opinion stating the Foreign Emoluments Clause is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States” and the “prohibition should be given the broadest possible scope and application”). Second, the Justice Department’s quite specific argument that the president can profit from employing people to do business with foreign countries and government entities in the United States amounts to a strange carve-out, one that allows extremely wealthy officers with people in their employ to cash out as they wish on the advantages that the prestige of their office confers, without any consideration whatsoever of the sources of that cash. This interpretation is flatly at odds with executive branch tradition: I have yet to see a single opinion that has permitted an officer to collect profits even arguably enhanced by the power of his office, much less categorically benefit from discretionary, price-indeterminant transactions that foreign governments and U.S. government entities may enter into at will.

Note the issues I did not address here. What is not (yet) a point of debate in these particular lawsuits is whether these constitutional provisions apply to the president at all. The Domestic Emoluments Clause applies to the president by its express terms, and in its recent motion, the Justice Department doesn’t dispute CREW's claim, or the OLC’s preexisting determination, that the more obliquely phrased Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the president as well (and notwithstanding the occasional argument to the contrary).

In addition, as the suits proceed in federal court, we can expect much of the legal discussion to focus on jurisdictional hurdles. There’s a strong argument that the courts don’t have a role to play, and that presidential corruption rising to the level of an emoluments violation is a political question whose resolution properly lies with Congress. Though the congressional suit spearheaded by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers, Jr. alleges that Trump has failed to come to Congress for requisite permission in accepting foreign emoluments, Congress’s best recourse be impeachment proceedings. (Or if it so chose, Congress could avail itself of a lot of options short of impeachment, but in the words of Charles Black, Jr., circa 1974, “what an enormous if.” Recall that the House of Representatives has the power to demand Trump’s tax returns but has not exercised it.)

But as for the substantive question of whether the Comptroller and OLC of yore would have signed off on the Justice Department’s blessing of all monies flowing in by way of business transactions, the answer is “no.”


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          The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
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Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

“The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Title: ALL SMILES
Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
Vibes: D. Pike

Format: 1CD- Digipac
Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
Barcode: 4029759119562

TRACKLIST
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
6. By Strauss-3:35
7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
8. GLoria-4:21
9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
10. High School Cadets - 2:05


ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

“Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

[Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

"Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



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          German Speaker Tech Sales - Kliff Technologies - New Delhi, Delhi   
Hiring For German Calling (International) Location : Dwarka Mor Salary : 20,000 Experience : Minimum 1 Year Six Days Working Facilitate : - One side cab... ₹25,000 a month
From Indeed - Mon, 01 May 2017 08:42:36 GMT - View all New Delhi, Delhi jobs
          German Speaker - Kliff Tech - New Delhi, Delhi   
Hiring For German Speaker Location : Dwarka Mor Salary : 20,000 Experience : Minimum 2 Year Six Days Working Timings: - 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM Nisha... ₹25,000 a month
From Indeed - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:07 GMT - View all New Delhi, Delhi jobs
          FRENCH - Selaqui International School - Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand   
Knowledge of Spanish or German will be an added advantage. Teaching French to classes 5 to 10....
From Selaqui International School - Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:31:34 GMT - View all Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand jobs
          Technical Director - SHARDA EDUTECH PVT LTD - Patna, Bihar   
Beside English a second language like French or German is required. _Looking for a Technical Director:.... ₹1,50,000 a month
From Indeed - Sat, 13 May 2017 05:12:38 GMT - View all Patna, Bihar jobs
          Sr. RFP Technical Writer - Genesys international Corporation Ltd - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Spanish, French, German, Mandarin (Spoken) and Chinese Simplified (written) are nice to have. Seeking a team-oriented and results-driven individual with well...
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:43:48 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          Associate Network Technician - BT - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Further languages like Spanish, French, Dutch or German are helpful. Key Purpose of the Position....
From BT - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:51:26 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          Awesome German Bike-Trail Navigation App Komoot Goes English And Europe-Wide   

Komoot (like commute, only not) is a gem of an app for German bikers and hikers. Or rather, it was: with today’s v5.2 update, the navigation app now comes in English, and adds support for a slew of new countries. The short form: If you ever take to two wheels, then you need this app. […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


          Developer Advocate - ADCI - Karnataka - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Language fluency in one of German, Japanese, or Chinese also beneficial. Do you want to help build the world’s greatest Developer Advocacy team?...
From Amazon.com - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:55:05 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          Digital Marketing Manager - Enchanting Travels - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Excellent mastery of English (and German would be a plus). As part of our ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years, we aim to build a strong brand within...
From Enchanting Travels - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:53:38 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          Content Reviewer, German - ADCI - Karnataka - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Proficient in English and German language. Good awareness of German culture and current affairs in order to identify items that are likely to be controversial...
From Amazon.com - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:19:33 GMT - View all Bangalore, Karnataka jobs
          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.


          Assistant Store Manager - Breeze Thru Markets LLC - Germanton, NC   
• Assists the Store Manager / Store Lead with all aspects of the store operations • Maintains an awareness of overall store and property conditions • Notifies...
From Breeze Thru Markets LLC - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:25:10 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Team Member - Breeze Thru Markets LLC - Germanton, NC   
• Reports to work on time and follows the dress and appearance standards • Provides prompt and courteous customer service • Maintains store and property...
From Breeze Thru Markets LLC - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:25:10 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Film Review: ‘The Garden’   
The past is indeed a foreign country, which means it’s often filmed as such, with an eye for the exotic otherness that makes it an alien realm. But Sonja Kröner’s quietly assured, gently tragedy-tinged debut stands apart by rejecting that anachronistic approach and instead delivering a portrait of a bourgeois German family’s 1970s summer that... Read more »
          Groundperson with DL - Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 049 - Germanton, NC   
We are currently seeking a Vegetation Groundperson to join our team. Essential Functions Uses a chainsaw to cut brush, logs and stumps of larger trees.
From Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 049 - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:05:22 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Rallye de Pologne – Thierry Neuville en tête avec trois secondes d’avance sur Tänak: « tout reste ouvert »   
Rallye de Pologne - Thierry Neuville en tête avec trois secondes d'avance sur Tänak:
Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) occupe la tête du Rallye de Pologne, 8e des 13 manches du championnat du monde de WRC, malgré une crevais dans l’ES 16 samedi. Alors qu’il reste quatre spéciales dimanche, le pilote germanophone possédait 3.1 secondes d’avance sur l’Estonie Otto Tänak (M-Sport/Ford Fiesta), mais avait surtout l’impression de bien gérer sa course. […]

Cet article Rallye de Pologne – Thierry Neuville en tête avec trois secondes d’avance sur Tänak: « tout reste ouvert » est apparu en premier sur Metro.


          Rallye de Pologne – Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) repasse en tête à l’issue de la 2e journée   
Rallye de Pologne - Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) repasse en tête à l'issue de la 2e journée
Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) occupe la tête du classement général du Rallye de Pologne, 8e des 13 manches du championnat du monde des rallyes WRC, samedi à l’issue de la deuxième journée. En tête vendredi, Thierry Neuville avait du laisser sa première place après une crevaison dans la 16e spéciale samedi après midi. Le pilote germanophone […]

Cet article Rallye de Pologne – Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) repasse en tête à l’issue de la 2e journée est apparu en premier sur Metro.


          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-FT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
Operate cash register and flatbed scanner to itemize and total customer's purchase; At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do!...
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:49 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          SALES ASSOCIATE - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
Operate cash register and flatbed scanner to itemize and total customer's purchase; At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do!...
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:48 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-PT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
Operate cash register and flatbed scanner to itemize and total customer's purchase; At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do!...
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:23 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Motorcycling-Marquez on pole in Germany for eighth year in a row   
BERLIN, July 1 (Reuters) - Honda's triple MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez lived up to his reputation of 'King of the Sachsenring' with an eighth successive German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday.

          Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany moto2 qualification results   
July 1 (Gracenote) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany Moto2 Qualification on Saturday 1. Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 1:32.159 2. Alex Marquez (Spain) Kalex 1:32.412 3. Sandro Cortese (Germany) Suter 1:32.536 4. Mattia Pasini (Italy) Kalex 1:32.678 5. Hector Garzo (Spain) Tech 3 1:32.747 6. Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 1:32.801 7. Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex 1:32.831 8. Simone Corsi (Italy) Speed up 1:33.074 9. Fabio

          Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany motogp qualification results   
July 1 (Gracenote) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany MotoGP Qualification on Saturday 1. Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 1:27.302 2. Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 1:27.462 3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 1:27.949 4. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 1:28.089 5. Jonas Folger (Germany) Yamaha 1:28.210 6. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Ducati 1:28.383 7. Pol Espargaro (Spain) KTM 1:28.402 8. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 1:28.526 9. Valentino Rossi (Ita

          Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany moto3 qualification results   
July 1 (Gracenote) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Germany Moto3 Qualification on Saturday 1. Aron Canet (Spain) Honda 1:26.688 2. Joan Mir (Spain) Honda 1:26.933 3. Nicolo Bulega (Italy) KTM 1:26.981 4. Marcos Ramirez (Spain) KTM 1:27.186 5. Tony Arbolino (Italy) Honda 1:27.228 6. Romano Fenati (Italy) Honda 1:27.254 7. Philipp OEttl (Germany) KTM 1:27.284 8. Bo Bendsneyder (Netherlands) KTM 1:27.297 9. Enea Bastiani

          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-FT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
Supply cashiers with change when needed. At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do!...
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:49 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-PT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
Supply cashiers with change when needed. At Dollar General, our customer is at the center of everything we do!...
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:23 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          LPN - RN   
Danbury, LPN/RN Busy, successful pediatric practice seeking a qualified, organized, motivated individual to join our team. 32 Hours including 1 evening and rotating weekends. BENEFITS OFFERED Vacation/Sick Time/ 401K. Send Resume to: Pediatric Associates of Western CT, 41 Germantown Road Suite 201, Danbury, CT 06810 Attn: Lindsay Accosta Fax: 203-792-6510 Email: laccosta@pediatricassociatesct.com
          Gara 1 al Sachsenring, vince Deniz Öncü   
In Germania va in scena la Red Bull Rookies Cup, al fratello del nuovo leader la prima prova
          Financial Advisor   
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           Pedrosa: “Soddisfatto, sono con i primi”   
In Germania il numero 26 Honda torna tra i migliori e conquista la prima fila sulla griglia di partenza
          Le otto pole di Marquez al Sachsenring   
Primato per il pilota Honda in Germania e, ancora, è il migliore delle qualifiche. Petrucci top: terza prima fila consecutiva. Rossi fatica
          A Two Hour Journal Of Bethesda's MMORPG   

The MMORPG genre and The Elder Scrolls series are known for being engrossing time sinks. Players pour hours into these worlds and still feel like they hardly scratched the surface. Bethesda is combining both game types with The Elder Scrolls Online, potentially creating an even bigger threat to fantasy fans’ calendars (and wallets). I played two hours of Zenimax Online Studio's ambitious title at a Gamescom 2013 preview event in Cologne, Germany. The time I spent exploring Bleakrock Village and clearing bandits from a mine flew by, so I kept a detailed journal to archive my experience.

9:00 a.m.

Bethesda representatives sit us down at our computer stations, explain the basics of character customization and skill distribution, then set us loose.

9:09 a.m.

I begin by selecting a male Dark Elf and am dropped into Bleakrock Village, an island off the coast of Skyrim. I’m a Templar, which is a precursor to the Dawnguard featured in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim’s post-launch DLC. A Bethesda employee helps me with the skill point distribution system. I drop a point into my combat skills, acquiring Puncturing Strikes, which allows me to attack several enemies in front of me at once. Attacks like these can be leveled up, independent of your character level, allowing players more progression without the regular old grind. I start off with a quest to commander Rana.

9:18 a.m.

I encounter a woman preaching at a statue about Rana. She claims Rana is risking people’s lives. I continue to explore the snowy Nord village and talk to a Denskar Earth-Turner, a dairy farmer that tells me he moved to this village to start a new life.

9:22 a.m.

I find commander Rana, who needs my help warning the townsfolk. She believes an invasion ship is on the way. She tells me I need to find important Bleakrock citizens at a dragon shrine, a haunted hollow, and an abandoned mine. I decide to start off by killing the bandits inhabiting the mine and send Rana’s compatriot Seyne back to town.

I find a journal in your quarters which reveals Rana’s partner Seyne is also a Dark Elf, and that the commander has been exiled to command a garrison or Nords on Bleakrock. The journal mentions a mysterious body that showed up on the beach, which was curiously dry. A Bethesda employee watches me curiously as I type and read this journal entry simultaneously. I believe they think I’m feverishly copying down the content of the in-game journal.

9:30 a.m.

I test out the first-person swordplay on some unsuspecting deer wandering through the woods. I feel like a monster. The action feels familiar to Skyrim, which helps me settle into the experience more quickly. I find sergeant Seyne outside the mine. She killed one of the bandits and asks me to wear its clothes and sneak into the mine and see what they’re doing down there.

9:35 a.m.

I attempt to sneak into the bandit encampment and blow it. I’m discovered pretty quickly and begin battling. The first guard I kill drops a letter. These bandits have been charged to wrangle up villagers and sell them for supplies. I accept a secondary quest to burn the bandits’ supplies, but the quest marker is far off. I attempt stealth again, but a patrolling sentry spots me. I get ambushed, die, revive on my corpse, and try again. I kill the first sentry I see, take its uniform, and try to be more careful. I’m almost discovered again when the sentry immediately respawns on my location.

9:42 a.m.

I make it to the mine, but the person on the other side of the massive door won’t let me in. I explore the surrounding area for clues. I fight some more bandits, settling into a steady attack, block, attack rhythm familiar to Elder Scroll’s basic combat. I find a contract in a nearby house that reveals the bandits took over the town in order to retrieve magical artifacts from the mine, Hozzin’s Folly. The note warns of traps in the mine, as it used to host old Nord rituals.

9:50 a.m.

I find more clues, including a relic and an old journal. The relic is shattered and has lost its magical potency. The journal reveals that the Nords were performing rituals in the mines to appease their god, but otherwordly creatures called scamps are causing trouble. I knock on the door to the mine, tell the guard I’m there to help take care of the trouble, and I’m let in. The fool immediately flees upon recognizing me as a stranger and is immolated by an old booby trap.

10:00 a.m.

I batter enough bandits to level up. I spend the skill point on the Puncture ability, which allows me to damage my enemies’ armor for a short duration. I blow my cover again and am swarmed by disgruntled miners toiling away. Puncture changes up the way I play quite a bit. I now open up combat by using the armor-weakening move on my foes, then peppering them with regular sword swipes for increased damage.

10:10 a.m.

I find my way into the tomb, and I’m prompted to avoid a series of fire traps. The scamps blast me with fire spells as I slowly work my way into the tomb. A swirling, glowing mass of purple and yellow light is in the middle of an improvised ritual chamber. This is a portal to the hellish world of Oblivion, and I have the option to enter. Stepping within I’m prompted to destroy the Unspeakable Sigil. I stare down the mouth of a twisted, red cavern with intimidating red banners hanging from above.

10:16 a.m.

I fight several more scamps. The little fiery goblins like to cast area-of-effect fire spells, but the casting time and telltale ruins give me a moment to step out of the way. I kill the remaining scamps and approach a floating sphere basking in bright light. I click the Unspeakable Sigil and my character is knocked back, sent through a portal, and suddenly outside the mine. A message informs me that I’ve destroyed the strange item. Seargeant Seyne meets me outside. I tell her what happens and she tells me a group called the Covenant is behind it all. She rewards me with a new sword and suggests we head back to speak with Captain Rana.

10:22 a.m.

I return to Bleakrock via a toll-based shrine teleportation system. This luxury cuts my travel time in half, which allows me to warn Rana more quickly to evacuate citizens. Seyne is already there, fervently reading a book near her commander. Rana asks me to start rounding up people to get out safely. Being the upstanding denizen of Tamriel I am, I set out to find the 15 people I need to help evacuate.

10:30 a.m.

I run into a wounded warrior named Hoknir. A beast named Deathclaw has eaten off his foot (though his character model still clearly has the appendage). He wants me to end the beast in his stead. Hoknir lost a slew of gear as he limped away from Deathclaw’s base. He suggests I follow the trail of equipment like breadcrumbs to the fiend’s lair.

10:35 a.m.

I find Hoknir’s arrows and sword on the wait to Deathclaw’s lair. I take out a couple of wolves chewing on a deer carcass. I loot the dead doe’s carcass and use the meat to lure Deathclaw outside. An unremarkable battle ensues that I easily win. I begin questioning Hoknir’s claim to be a lifelong hunter of dangerous beasts. Nevertheless, I take Deathclaw’s talon and head back. Hoknir miraculously rises to his feet and asks me how my hunt went. I exchange the memento for Hoknir’s axe, he limps a few steps towards the road, the dissolves into nothing. My quest tracker indicates I’ve rescued one of the missing townsfolk of Bleakstone. I decide to head back to Bleakstone to see if we can advance the quest without rescuing any more schleps like Hoknir.

10:42 a.m.

Rana gives me a chance to change my mind about abandoning the missing people. I’m still rewarded for rescuing the people that I did. I gladly equip the new pair of pants. The Covenant has arrived, and Rana charges me with cutting a swath through them and lighting a warning beacon to warn the mainland about them. In the meantime, Rana goes to rally the villagers. 

10:49 a.m.

I fight a handful of Covenant troops on my way to the tower. One enemy rogue uses an ability to leap over my head and land behind me, forcing me to turn quickly and block his follow up attack. I encounter an archer with a red, glowing charge shot which can perceptive players can sidestep. I like the simple cues the game displays to telegraph enemy attacks. I climb the tower, light the warning beacon, and am prompted to go talk to Tillrani Snow-Bourne.

10:56 a.m.

A trail of dead villagers leads all the way back to Bleakstone Village. Snow-Bourne is mortally wounded. Between bloody coughs she mentions that the townsfolk must be saved from the spreading fire. She points me towards a well and water buckets, so I get to work. I click on the buckets near the well and make for the closest flaming building. An incendiary mage is blocking barring my route, but the blade Seyne gave me makes short work of him. I use the water bucket on the flaming door and enter. Within I find the dairy farmer cowering in building and lead him out. I set out to put out more fires when I’m informed my two hours is up.

 

Time in Tamriel flies by whether you’re playing a single-player Elder Scrolls game or checking out Bethesda’s new MMO. I haven’t played World of Warcraft for years, and Star Wars: The Old Republic couldn’t hold my attention, but I’m excited to play more of The Elder Scrolls Online. The interesting questlines and familiar combat have kept me engaged so far, and doing it all with friends should make the experience even more exciting. The Elder Scrolls Online hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early next year.

Check out more impressions from a previous The Elder Scrolls Online preview


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          iPhone unlocking software sale begins   
iPhoneSIMFree‘s retail partners have begun sales of iPhone unlocking software. To date, iPhoneWorldwideUnlock in Australia, 1digitalphone in Germany, iPhone4arab.com in Saudi Arabia, and Wireless Imports in the US have licensed the software from iPhoneSIMFree which can be purchased online for $99. Take note that there is no guarantee of compatibility with future iPhone firmware, so this could be just a temporary measure.

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          Piso, 3 dormitorios, 2 wc, 110m2, Gandia.   
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          Confederations: Loew, servirà gran match   
Ct Germania: “Avremo di fronte squadra più flessibile del mondo”
          [FILM] Death Tunnel   
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          [FILM] Die Kammer   
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          [FILM] Drugstore Cowboy   
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          [FILM] Taken in Marokko - Die Marrakesch Verschwörung   
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          [FILM] Taken in Marokko - Die Marrakesch Verschwörung   
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          [FILM] Lion - Der lange Weg nach Hause   
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          [FILM] Crusader   
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          [FILM] Cry-Baby   
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          [FILM] Crowley - Back from Hell   
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          [FILM] Crush - Mörderische Affäre   
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          [FILM] Cruising   
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          [FILM] Augen der Angst   
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          [FILM] Transformers 5: The Last Knight   
Transformers.The.Last.Knight.TS.LD.GERMAN.x264-SPECTRE
          [FILM] Girls' Night Out   
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          [FILM] Der Berserker   
Der.Berserker.German.REMASTERED.1974.AC3.BDRip.x264-SPiCY
          [FILM] Fast and Furious 8   
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Fast.and.Furious.8.GERMAN.DL.AC3.Dubbed.720p.BluRay.x264-SOV
          [FILM] Guardians of the Night - The Vampire War   
Guardians.of.the.Night.The.Vampire.War.2016.German.1080p.BluRay.x264-ENCOUNTERS
          [FILM] Guardians of the Night - The Vampire War   
Guardians.of.the.Night.The.Vampire.War.2016.German.720p.BluRay.x264-ENCOUNTERS
          [FILM] Die Frau im Mond - Erinnerung an die Liebe   
Die.Frau.im.Mond.German.DL.1080p.BluRay.x264-EmpireHD
          [FILM] Die Frau im Mond - Erinnerung an die Liebe   
Die.Frau.im.Mond.German.BDRip.x264-EMPiRE
          [FILM] Baby on Board   
Baby.on.Board.German.2009.DVDRip.XviD-ViDEOWELT
          [FILM] Baby Mama   
Baby.Mama.German.DVDRip.XviD-CRUCiAL
          [FILM] Babylon Z - The Last Apocalypse   
Babylon.Z.The.Last.Apocalypse.German.2007.AC3.DVDRiP.XviD-MORTAL
          [FILM] Babylon A.D.   
Babylon.A.D.German.2008.BDRiP.AC3.XViD-YWC
          [FILM] Baarìa - Eine italienische Familiengeschichte   
Baaria.German.2009.AC3.DVDRip.XviD-QoM
          [FILM] If   
If.1968.German.DVDRip.x264-DOUCEMENT
          [FILM] Trespass   
Trespass.1992.Remastered.German.AC3D.BDRip.x264-GSG9
          1/350 DKM German Bismarck Wooden Deck for Revell kit #05040   
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          1/600 German Bismarck Wooden Deck for Airfix kit #A04204   
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           1/350 German Battleship Scharnhorst 1941 Wooden Deck w/Masking Sheet & PE for Dragon 1036    
1/350 German Battleship Scharnhorst 1941 Wooden Deck w/Masking Sheet & PE for Dragon 1036*Masking sheet for wooden deck colour parts. It is made by 3M masking tape.

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          Germany Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage   
Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the right to marry, however.
          The Plane That Won A War And Polluted A River   
This is a condensed version of a story originally published Sept. 29, 2015. Read the complete story here . There's an old photograph in my fathers office that Ive always wondered about. In it my grandfather and nine other young airmen stand in front of their B-17 plane, shoulders squared, smiling for the camera. They were probably in England at the time, getting ready to fly bombing raids over Germany in 1943. The plane sits elegantly on the tarmac behind them. On its nose are seven swastikas, neatly painted in red. One for each Nazi plane they shot down. WATCH: Battle Ready - The Digital Documentary The B-17 has been called the plane that won World War II. Thousands of these flying fortresses blackened European skies during the war. And thousands of young men risked their lives in these planes, dropping bombs that obliterated whole towns in Nazi-controlled Europe. The story of the B-17 has its roots here in the Northwest. Mass-producing the B-17 changed the citys economy, racial
          Europe pays tribute to Helmut Kohl, ‘a giant’ of post-war history   
European leaders joined with former US president Bill Clinton at an emotional tribute in Strasbourg on Saturday (1 July) for former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, the father of German reunification and a founder of modern-day Europe. “A giant of the post-war period has left us,” European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said in an oration in […]
          01/07/2017: FRONT PAGE: Turner masterpiece in the frame to break record price   

SHERNA NOAH £30.3m, the highest price achieved for any British-born artist at auction. Its estimate was £15m-£20m. Ehrenbreitstein depicts a ruined German fortress near Coblenz, a place of special significance for Turner. Turner fell in love with...
          San Antonio Day 3   
By day three I was finally starting to feel like my old self.  My asthma was calming down from the change between Arizona's dry heat and the hot, muggy air of San Antonio.  I was also adjusting to the time zone difference.

Tuesday started off with a panel discussion on how to choose the right technology to meet instructional goals. This was a great panel discussion talking about picking the right hardware and software dependent upon what the school district wanted to achieve and how much funding they have to meet these needs.  I did make one comment/question at the end of the presentation regarding the lack of speaking of infrastructure with regards to any of this.  Without the infrastructure (starting with the building, the electrical being able to handle the hardware all the way to plugging a projector into a wall socket to the wireless involved in making the magic happen in the classroom), you don't have the ability to make any of the rest of the technology work at all.  You're dead in the water.

The next was my first of the official Google classes, An Impact Portait:  Measuring Impact of G Suite & Chromebooks Across The District.  This wasn't bad, I did take a few notes, but you were rushed into a room in 5 minutes, sat down on plastic, multi-colored chairs, covered a school district's rollout of Chromebooks without much of a mention of web filtering, and then we were rushed out for the next 5 minute break.  It was good and I did get a copy of the presentation so I can look back on the notes.

After having lunch with some of the other people from my school district - chicken salad sandwich - I went to another really fun, interactive session called Don't Laminate Your Lesson Plans!  Basically a lesson about keeping your lessons up to date with new ways of engaging the students.  Very good, taught by Anne Truger.

The next session I attended was called What Does It Take To Become Future Ready?  It was advertised as a panel discussion but instead became a lecture infomercial from a non profit.  I got a few good links to go to for information.

By the time I got done with the "panel" discussion, the line was too long for the next class, so I skipped it.

I was invited to go with a group from my district to go to the Bier Garten (German restaurant) before going with the group to the Ed Tech Karaoke.  I had heard about this and wasn't sure about it, but, hey, why not, right?



The Bier Garten was right on the River Walk, so it was really beautiful, with a light breeze to make the heat bearable.  I ate a cheeseburger with a pretzel roll bun.  Very, very good.  I had a non-alcohol strawberry slushie and then water for the rest of the time.

Then we walked on the streets above the River Walk to the Aztec Theater, which is an old theatrical house in adobe.  It's an amazing place, the music was loud, there were drinks, free popcorn and free pictures.  The main stage had the more professional level of karaoke, while those who just wanted to sign up and do a song had a stage in the lobby.  It was a lot of fun!



The other funny part of the whole thing, started while we were in line around the back of the theater before the whole thing started.  There was an ice cream truck brought in for anyone who wanted an ice cream (I was too full), but talking to the ice cream truck and the security guard was a man who looked exactly like, no lie, Christian Slater.  Then, throughout the evening, I was up on the balcony of the lobby watching the Karaoke, and the Christian Slater doppelganger was walking around, going into rooms that were for employees only, so he apparently works for the theater.

As I type this, I'm watching the favorite movie I've seen with Christian Slater - Bed of Roses.

It was a late walk back to the hotel with the group and right to bed.
          Nordwaldheim Weitra - Sommerfest mit vielen Freunden   
Sehr gut besucht war das traditionelle Sommerfest im Pflege- und Betreuungszentrum Weitra, dem Nordwaldheim. Direktorin Sabine Englmaier freute sich, dass neben den Bewohnern und deren Angehörigen auch viele Gäste wie die Nationalratsabgeordnete Martina Diesner-Wais und Bürgermeister Raimung Fuchs mit dabei waren.
          Bär & Karrer advises CliniSciences on Biotrend acquisition   

On 13 June CliniHolding (CliniSciences) acquired the entire stake in BIOTREND Chemicals  from its founders. BIOTREND is a leading distributor of high-quality reagents and biochemicals for the life sciences research community in Switzerland, Germany and USA. Bär & Karrer acted as Swiss legal advisor to CliniSciences in this transaction. The team included Eric Stupp and […]

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          My Pride Story: Some people still think because I’m gay I’m a ‘soft litigator’   

Sascha Kuhn is international head of data privacy and a litigation partner at Simmons & Simmons in Germany.

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          Adamus Saint-Germain live channeling! - July 2017   
Tune in to Shoud 11 of the Transhuman Series with Adamus Saint-Germain, live from the Crimson Circle Studio & Connection Center in Louisville, Colorado, home base for the Crimson Circle. Adamus is channeled by Geoffrey Hoppe with assistance from Linda Hoppe. After a bit of breathing and some music, Geoffrey and Linda bring in the energies of Adamas Saint-Germain for up to two hours of information, laughter, New Energy spirituality and intrigue. There's never a dull moment with Adamus and the live audience at the CC Studio.  You may also watch the live video webcast at www.crimsoncircle.com/Hub/Live-Webcast IMPORTANT NOTE: This information is probably not for you unless you take full responsibility for your life and creations.
          Tour de France tech: Bikes and more from the stage 1 time trial   

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (CT) – Stage 1 of the Tour de France is done and the wet weather caused havoc not just for the riders but also for the team mechanics. Wandering around the pits, eyes were to the sky as both riders and mechanics tried to work out what tyres and kit they’d use to …

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          CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 33: 2017 Tour de France preview   

In this first podcast from the 2017 Tour de France, Elden Nelson speaks with Australian editor Matt de Neef and news editor Shane Stokes, who huddled together around a single microphone in lovely Düsseldorf, Germany. Topics include the 2017 Tour route, the favorites for the yellow, green and white jerseys, and the key battles to …

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          Alpha Baldé : "Le projet du PSG est en train de revenir à zéro’’   

Le PSG va-t-il tout recommencer depuis le début ? Alpha Baldé s’est exprimé à ce sujet ce samedi dans l’After. Selon lui, le projet du club de la capitale stagne, ou pire, semble revenir à zéro. Le non-remplacement des leaders, le mercato estival poussif et la mauvaise gestion de l’équipe enverraient une image péjorative de l’institution parisienne. Pour Baldé, cette dernière n’arrive pas à gagner le respect de ses joueurs.

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          Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews   
Russians were holocausted by Bolshevik Jews
I am part Russian and will continue to expose the Jews behind the New World Order.  The same tactics and death camps are here in america just waiting to be used.  we know from the apocalypse they will "behead" Christians that is why there were 30,000 guillotines sent to these FEMA camps.  You may ask why beheading?  This is where the "organ harvesting" business comes into play.  It is not conspiracy folks get your head out of the sand.  The Jews are now saying their Messianic Era will start in about 5 years or so hence why I warn you that Antichrist Maitreya is about to arrive onto the scene.
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Below is a excerpt from the book, ‘under the sign of the scorpion’ which describes some of the methods of torture and mass murder the Jewish Communists (Bolsheviks) sadistically inflicted onto the Russian Christian people. I warn you, you will be horrified. This is the real holocaust that happened in the 20th century, the Russian Holocaust, carried out by blood-thirsty and demonic bolshevik jews. I highlighted the parts I found to be most gut-wrenching in red.
Here it must be pointed out that the Cheka was under the control of Jews, according to documents now available. Much of this was known already in 1925. The researcher Larseh wrote in his book “The Blood-Lust of Bolshevism” (Wurttemberg, p. 45) that 50 per cent of the Cheka consisted of Jews with Jewish names, 25 per cent were Jews who had taken Russian names. All the chiefs were Jews. Lenin was well informed about all those serious crimes. All of the documents were placed on his desk. Lenin answered: “Put more force into the terror… shoot every tenth person, place all the suspects in concentration camps!”
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Lenin incarcerated people without any sentence, despite the establishment of revolutionary tribunals, as was the case in France under the Jacobins. Lenin actually claimed that the concentration camps were schools of labour. (Mikhail Heller and Alexander Nekrich, doctors of history, “Utopia in Power”, London, 1986, p. 67.) Lenin also claimed that the factory was the workers’ only school. They did not need any other education. He emphasised that anyone who could only do simple arithmetic could run a factory. Just like the terror of the Jacobins in France, the Jewish Bolshevik functionaries used barges to drown people in. Bela Kun (actually Aaron Kohn) and Roza Zemlyachka (actually Rozalia Zalkind) drowned Russian 110 officers in this way in the Crimea in the autumn of 1920. (Igor Bunich, “The Party’s Gold”, St. Petersburg, 1992, p. 73.)
The unusually cruel Jewish Chekist Mikhail Kedrov (actually Zederbaum) drowned 1092 Russian officers in the White Sea in the spring of 1920. Lenin and his accomplices did not arrest just anyone. They executed those most active in society, the independent thinkers. Lenin gave orders to kill as many students as possible in several towns. The Chekists arrested every youth wearing a school cap. They were liquidated because Lenin believed the coming Russian intellectuals would be a threat to the Soviet regime. (Vladimir Soloukhin, “In the Light of Day”, Moscow 1992, p. 40.) The role of the Russian intellectuals in society was taken over by the Jews. Many students (for example in Yaroslavl) learned quickly and hid their school caps. Afterwards, the Chekists stopped all suspect youths and searched their hair for the stripe of the school cap. If the stripe was found, the youth was killed on the spot.
The author Vladimir Soloukhin revealed that the Chekists were especially interested in handsome boys and pretty girls. These were the first to be killed. It was believed that there would be more intellectuals among attractive people. Attractive youths were therefore killed as a danger to society. No crime as terrible as this has hitherto been described in the history of the world. The terror was co-ordinated by the Chekist functionary Joseph Unschlicht. How did they go about the murders? The Jewish Chekists flavoured murder with various torture methods. In his documentary “The Russia We Lost”, the director Stanislav Govorukhin told how the priesthood in Kherson were crucified. The archbishop Andronnikov in Perm was tortured: his eyes were poked out, his ears and nose were cut off.

In Kharkov the priest Dmitri was undressed. When he tried to make the sign of the cross, a Chekist cut off his right hand. Several sources tell how the Chekists in Kharkov placed the victims in a row and nailed their hands to a table, cut around their wrists with a knife, poured boiling water over the hands and pulled the skin off. This was called “pulling off the glove”. In other places, the victim’s head was placed on an anvil and slowly crushed with a steam hammer. Those due to undergo the same punishment the next day were forced to watch.
The eyes of church dignitaries were poked out, their tongues were cut off and they were buried alive. There were Chekists who used to cut open 111 the stomachs of their victims, following which they pulled out a length of the small intestine and nailed it to a telegraph pole and, with a whip, forced the unlucky victim to run circles around the pole until the whole intestine had been unravelled and the victim died. The bishop of Voronezh was boiled alive in a big pot, after which the monks, with revolvers aimed at their heads, were forced to drink this soup.
Other Chekists crushed the heads of their victims with special headscrews, or drilled them through with dental tools. The upper part of the skull was sawn off and the nearest in line was forced to eat the brain, following which the procedure would be repeated to the end of the line. The Chekists often arrested whole families and tortured the children before the eyes of their parents, and the wives before their husbands. Mikhail Voslensky, a former Soviet functionary, described some of the cruel methods used by the Chekists in his book “Nomenklatura” / “Nomenclature” (Stockholm, 1982, p. 321):Related image
“In Kharkov, people were scalped. In Voronezh, the torture victims were placed in barrels into which nails were hammered so that they stuck out on the inside, upon which the barrels were set rolling. A pentacle (usually a five-pointed star formerly used in magic) was burned into the foreheads of the victims. In Tsaritsyn and Kamyshin, the hands of victims were amputated with a saw. In Poltava and Kremenchug, the victims were impaled. In Odessa, they were roasted alive in ovens or ripped to pieces. In Kiev, the victims were placed in coffins with a decomposing body and buried alive, only to be dug up again after half an hour.” Lenin was dissatisfied with these reports and demanded: “Put more force into the terror!”
All of this happened in the provinces. The reader can try to imagine how people were executed in Moscow. The Russian-Jewish newspaper Yevreyskaya Tribuna stated on the 24th of August 1922 that Lenin had asked the rabbis if they were satisfied with the particularly cruel executions. The Ideological Background of the Terror Compare the crimes mentioned in the previous chapter with the Old Testament account of King David’s massacre of the entire civilian population of an enemy (“thus did he unto all the cities of the children of 112 Ammon”). He “cut them with saws and with harrows of iron” and “made them pass through the brickkiln”. After the Second World War, this text was changed in most European Bibles. Now, many Bibles state that the people were put to work with the tools mentioned and were occupied with brick-making – something the inhabitants had been doing continually for several thousand years already. (This is found in II Samuel, 12:31, and in I Chronicles 20:3.)
The Jewish extremists’ serious crimes in Russia were committed in the true spirit of the Old Testament (King James’ Bible): * The god of the Israelites demands the mass-murder of Gentiles (i.e. goyim = non-Jews), including women and children. (Deuteronomy, 20:16.) * Yahweh wishes to spread terror among the Gentiles (Deuteronomy, 2:25). * Yahweh demands the destruction of other religions (Deuteronomy, 7:5). * The Jews may divide the prey of a great spoil (Isaiah, 33:23). * The Jews may make Gentiles their slaves (Isaiah, 14:2). * Those refusing to serve the Jews shall perish and be utterly wasted (Isaiah, 60:12). * Gentiles shall be forced to eat

their own flesh (Isaiah, 49:26).


Returning to the Bolshevik terror: in order to control the people’s hatred of their Jewish torturers and executioners, people suspected of having an anti-Semitic attitude were also executed. Those in possession of the book “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” were executed on the spot. At the end of March 1919, Lenin was forced to explain: “The Jews are not the enemies of the working classes… they are our friends in the struggle for Socialism.” But the people hated precisely this Socialism and those who practised terror in its name. Vladimir Ulyanov’s passion was to kill as many people as possible without thinking of the consequences. Of course, he never wondered whether it was really possible to build a state on violence and evil.
Lenin showed the same kind of thoughtlessness by the Yenisei, where he had loaded his boat with so many dead rabbits with crushed heads that it sank under the weight. In August 1991 the state-ship Lenin had launched, sank. What else was to be expected? In the beginning of the 1920s there were already 70 000 prisoners in 300 concentration camps, according to “The Russian Revolution” by 113 Richard Pipes at Harvard University, though in reality there were probably many more. It was in this manner that Lenin built his GULAG archipelago.
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see also – 

do americans face a red terror

the genocide you never hear of

judaism is communism

THE VICIOUS JEWISH PARTISANS OF WW2 

HELLSTORM: THE RAPE AND MASS MURDER OF GERMAN WOMEN AFTER WWII

 CENTRAL BANK SCAM EXPLAINS WORLD MALAISE 

time to start defending christianity

Great Anti-Bolshevist Exhibition (1937)

Secret Behind Communism –  The Ethnic Origins of the bolshevik revolution

jewish murderers of the russian revolution
 

The Jewish Butchers Behind Communism 

Jewish Quotes from the New World Order

  This was my talk with Scottie Spencer from Smoloko.com



          Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago   
Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago
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 “Testament of Youth,” poignantly dramatizes lives shattered by Judeo Masonic First World War.
On July 1,1916, General Douglas Haig, a Freemason, began the Battle of the Somme which by November resulted in the death of one million white, "Christian"British patriots in their prime. Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers. War is a ruse by which the globalist satanic elite kills patriots under the guise of national duty.  
 
“When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. ” German machine gunner.
from July 12, 2015
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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About 10 million soldiers died in battle on both sides in World War One, one of the costliest wars in history.  The needless slaughter in trench warfare is usually portrayed by the Masonic-controlled media and education system as an unintended consequence. 

In fact, these wars are orchestrated by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions to kill Christians in order to degrade Western civilization in advance of the Satanic NWO now clearly manifesting itself. (See, World War One- First Christian HolocaustRitual human sacrifice to their god Moloch may also be a factor.

All wars are designed to enrich and empower the bankers while destroying and demoralizing humanity. Warmongering “patriotism” is a ruse. The sooner gullible non-Satanists stop falling on a sword, the better.
I’m going to focus on the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of the first world war. My information is based on John Laffin’s British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One, (1988, p. 63ff.) 

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(left, Douglas Haig, Elgin Lodge #91)

Both General Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, Western Front,  and his principal co-planner Sir Henry Rawlinson were Freemasons. The Somme offensive (“The Big Push”) was intended to end the stalemate and win the war. The Allies had 700,000 men, a 7-1 numerical superiority. Haig and Rawlinson anticipated losing 500,000 men. 

The plan was simple: to bomb the Germans for five days and nights then walk to the enemy trench and kill the remaining soldiers or capture those who surrendered. 

However, after 5 days of bombing, the German trenches and their defences were barely scratched. The English neglected to reconnoitre or observe this from the air.  The Germans just had to shoot their machine guns, reload and shoot again. The same type of attack continued from the 1st of July until November 1916. Over a million men died; 58,000 on the first day.

On July 1 1916, 11 British divisions attacked on a 13-mile front. By 7.30 am the six German divisions finished breakfast, wiped their faces with their napkins, and carried their machine guns from comfortable deep cellars. They began spraying the attackers who were advancing in neat rows, “to maintain order.” 

 
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A German machine gunner wrote, “We were surprised to see them walking, we had never seen that before. The officers went in front. One was carrying a walking stick…When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. “

A German officer reported his impression of the attack. “Whole sections appeared to fall. All along the line, Englishmen could be seen throwing their arms into the air and collapsing, never to move again. Badly wounded rolled about in agony, while badly wounded crawled into shell-holes for shelter. “

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John Laffin: “Of the 110,000 men who attacked, 60,000 were killed or wounded on this one day. About 20,000 lay dead between the lines. Haig and Rawlinson were directly responsible for the assumption bombardment would cut barbed wire and render the Germans vulnerable.  The Germans lost an estimated 8000 men on July 1. 2000 were taken prisoner.” (64) 

A hospital station dealt with 10,000 casualties in the first 48 hours. A surgeon wrote:  ”Streams of ambulances a mile long waited to be unloaded. The whole area of the camp, a field of six acres, was completely covered with stretchers placed side-by-side, each with its suffering or dying man. We surgeons were hard at it in the operating theatre, a good hut holding four tables. Occasionally we made a brief look around to select from the thousands of patients those few we had time to save. It was terrible. (73) 

Haig’s chronicler Colonel Boraston wrote that the attack, “bore out the conclusions of the British High Command, and amply justified the tactical methods employed.” (No doubt these men were all Freemasons.) 

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Laffin writes: “This is an outrageous statement. It is more accurate to call 1 July 1916, as H. L’Etang does, ‘probably the greatest disaster to British arms since Hastings….Certainly never before nor since has such wanton pointless carnage been seen…’ (70)

Laffin bemoans the  complete “absence of cleverness” in the military strategy. He emphasizes that, “high casualties were a basic rule of the game and simply had to be accepted.” (76)

Who knows how the world would be different if the cream of that generation of Christians had not been trampled into the mud of France in 1915-18?

There is simply no explanation for sending wave after wave of men to their slaughter other than that this was the deliberate goal. Any sane general would have stopped the attack as soon as it became apparent that the strategy was a failure. 

Western society is controlled by a satanic cult whose goal is to degrade and exploit humanity.
It’s time we stopped we being complicit in our own destruction. 


          DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage   
DAYS OF LOT: German Parliament approves same-sex marriage
We are truly living in the last days.  Do you recall the fire and brimstone which came down from heaven killing off the sodomites?  Guess what Planet X will be "kicking in"?  70 pound fiery space rocks will eventually fall from the sky like hail.  God is not amused...
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Apocalypse 8: 8:11  And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and as it were a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea, and the third part of the sea became blood: And the third part of those creatures died, which had life in the sea, and the third part of the ships was destroyed. And the third angel sounded the trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters: And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she voted against same-sex marriage because she believes the country’s law sees it as between a man and a woman, but that the opposite view must be respected.
Parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote Friday. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing “marriage for everybody” and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Germany has allowed same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships since 2001, but same-sex marriages remained illegal.
Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday’s session, the last before September elections, was fast-tracked after Merkel said Monday lawmakers could take up the issue as a “question of conscience,” freeing members of her conservative coalition, which has been against same-sex marriage, to individually vote for the measure.
She says “for me marriage as defined by the law is the marriage of a man and a woman” but she continues to see the interpretation as a “decision of conscience.”



All of Merkel’s potential coalition partners after the September 4 election, including the center-left Social Democrats of her challenger, Martin Schulz, have been calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.
The measure, which is expected to see legal challenges, also opens the door for gay couples to adopt - which Merkel says she supports.
Archbishop of Berlin, Heiner Koch, said he “regretted” the parliament “gave up the essential content of marriage” in passing the new law. The archbishop heads the family life committee for the German bishops’ conference.
In a statement, he lamented the abandonment of “a differentiated perception of different forms of partnership,” adding that “differentiation is not discrimination.”
Koch also said “marriage did not deserve” to be caught “in the wheels of political tactics,” referring to the snap vote on the issue.
He concluded his statement by saying the bishops will now intensify their efforts to promote “the vitality of the Catholic understanding of marriage,” which he affirmed would be unaffected by the decision in parliament.




LGBT Mega-Donor Reveals Next Goal: ‘Punish the Wicked’ Gay Marriage Opponents


A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that “wicked” people who advocate for laws protecting the religious freedom of conservative Christians to act in accordance with their views on marriage and sexuality need to be “punished.” The Rolling Stone recently published a lengthy profile piece examining the
contributions of Tim Gill, a software entrepreneur who has quietly been at the forefront of the push for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights in the United States over the past several decades. The article explained how Gill, who is gay, has spent over $422 million to advance the LGBT cause and explained the impact that his associated organizations such as the Gill Foundation, Gill Action, and OutGiving have made on LGBT advocacy in America. READ MORE




DAYS OF LOT: Canadians Choose a Gay, Transgender or Atheist Leader Over an Evangelical


Canadians are more likely to vote for an atheist, gay or transgender person than an evangelical Christian to lead their country, according to a Canadian research institute. The Angus Reid Institute survey, conducted in May with a sample size of 1,533 Canadian adults and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, found that 85 percent said they would vote for a party that is led by a gay man; 84 percent would back a lesbian; 80 percent, an atheist; and 69 percent, a
transgender. Meanwhile, 65 percent said they would support an evangelical Christian. Evangelicals fared better in the United States, with 72 percent of Americans saying they would vote for an evangelical presidential candidate. Americans are less likely to vote for a gay man or lesbian, at 63 and 62 percent, respectively. And atheists and transgender individuals are near the bottom of the U.S. list, at 52 and 50 percent, respectively. READ MORE




DAYS OF LOT: YouTube channel seeks to teach kids about dressing in “Drag and Transgenderism”


“Queer Kid Stuff,” a YouTube channel geared toward teaching children about sexual preferences, homosexuality, transgenderism, and more, celebrated “Pride Month” by releasing a video talking to kids about people dressing in drag. The producer and host of “Queer Kid Stuff,” Lindsay Amer, created the channel in June 2016 to help children ages 3-7 better understand the LGBT community, according to the show’s website.
“Young queer people need to see themselves represented in their media and that is exactly what I aim to do,” Amer wrote. In the videos, she and her co-host Teddy, a stuffed bear, invite guests on to explain various parts of the LGBT community, including the definitions of “gay,” “gender,” and “intersex.” They also discuss the subject of consent and include a sing-along video to go with it. Additionally, the channel discusses the Disney movie, “Frozen,” and how Elsa is allegedly homosexual.  READ MORE

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          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


TradCatKnight in the media: THE SATANIC VATICAN DECEPTION 


          After Sy Hersh's Bombshell Investigation, Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Trump's Military Strike in Syria?   
Western media are continuing to do their part in the propaganda war on Syria.

If you wish to understand the degree to which the supposedly free western media are constructing a world of half-truths and deceptions to manipulate their audiences, keeping us uninformed and pliant, there could hardly be a better case study than their treatment of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

All of these highly competitive, for-profit, scoop-seeking media outlets separately took identical decisions: first to reject Hersh’s latest investigative report, and then to studiously ignore it once it was published in Germany last Sunday. They have continued to maintain an absolute radio silence on his revelations, even as over the past few days they have given a great deal of attention to two stories on the very issue Hersh’s investigation addresses.

These two stories, given such prominence in the western media, are clearly intended to serve as “spoilers” to his revelations, even though none of these publications has actually informed their readers of his original investigation. We are firmly in looking-glass territory.

So what did Hersh’s investigation reveal? His sources in the U.S. intelligence establishment told him the official narrative that Syria’s Bashar Assad had dropped deadly sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on April 4 was incorrect. Instead, they said, a Syrian plane dropped a bomb on a meeting of jihadi fighters that triggered secondary explosions in a storage depot, releasing a toxic cloud of chemicals that killed civilians nearby.

One might assume that an alternative narrative of the events would be of great interest to the media, given that Donald Trump approved a military strike on Syria based on the official narrative. Hersh’s version suggests that Trump acted against the intelligence advice he received from his own officials, in a highly dangerous move that not only grossly violated international law but might have dragged Assad’s main ally, Russia, into the fray. The Syrian arena has the potential to trigger a serious confrontation between the world’s two major nuclear powers.

But in fact, the western media were supremely uninterested in the story. Hersh, once considered the journalist’s journalist, went hawking his investigation around the U.S. and UK media to no avail. In the end, he could find a home for his revelations only in Germany, in the publication Welt am Sonntag.

There are a couple of possible, though unlikely, reasons all English-language publications ignored Hersh’s story. Maybe they had evidence his inside intelligence was wrong. If so, they have yet to provide it. A rebuttal would require acknowledging Hersh’s story, and none seems willing to do that.

Or maybe the media thought it was old news and would no longer interest their readers. It would be difficult to sustain such an interpretation, but at least it has an air of plausibility—except for everything that has happened since Hersh published last Sunday. His story has spawned two clear “spoiler” responses from those desperate to uphold the official narrative. Hersh’s revelations may have been entirely uninteresting to the western media, but strangely they have sent Washington into crisis mode.

Of course, no U.S. official has addressed Hersh’s investigation directly, which might have drawn attention to it and forced western media to reference it. Instead, Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection. That alone should raise the alarm that we are being manipulated, not informed.

The first spoiler, made in the immediate wake of Hersh’s story, was statements from the Pentagon and White House warning that the U.S. had evidence Assad was planning yet another chemical attack on his people and that Washington would respond harshly if he did so.

Here is how the Guardian reported the U.S. threats:

The U.S. said on Tuesday that it had observed preparations for a possible chemical weapons attack at a Syrian air base allegedly involved in a sarin attack in April following a warning from the White House that the Syrian regime would ‘pay a heavy price’ for further use of the weapons.

On Friday, the second spoiler emerged. Two unnamed diplomats “confirmed” that a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had found that some of the victims from Khan Sheikhoun showed signs of poisoning by sarin or sarin-like substances.

There are obvious reasons to be mighty suspicious of these stories. The findings of OPCW were already known and had been discussed for some time. There was absolutely nothing newsworthy about them.

There are also well-known problems with the findings. There was no “chain of custody”—neutral oversight—of the bodies that were presented to the organization in Turkey, as Scott Ritter, a former weapons inspector in Iraq, has noted. Any number of interested parties could have contaminated the bodies before they reached OPCW. For that reason, OPCW has not concluded that the Assad regime was responsible for the traces of sarin. In the world of real news, only such a finding—that Assad was responsible—should have made the OPCW report interesting again to the media.

Similarly, by going public with their threats against Assad, the Pentagon and White House did not increase the deterrence on Assad, making it less likely he would use gas in the future. That could have been achieved much more effectively with private warnings to the Russians, who have massive leverage over Assad. These new warnings were meant not for Assad but for western publics, to bolster the official narrative that Hersh’s investigation had thrown into doubt.

In fact, the U.S. threats increase, rather than reduce, the chances of a new chemical weapons attack. Other anti-Assad actors now have a strong incentive to use chemical weapons in false-flag operation to implicate Assad, knowing that the U.S. has committed itself to intervention. On any reading, the U.S. statements were reckless—or malicious—in the extreme and likely to bring about the exact opposite of what they were supposed to achieve.

But beyond this, there was something even more troubling about these two stories. That these official claims were published so unthinkingly in major outlets is bad enough. But what is unconscionable is the media’s continuing blackout of Hersh’s investigation when it speaks directly to the two latest news reports.

No serious journalist could write up either story, according to any accepted norms of journalistic practice, and not make reference to Hersh’s claims. They are absolutely relevant to these stories. In fact, more than that, the intelligence sources he cites are not only relevant but are the reason these two stories have been suddenly propelled to the top of the news agenda.

Any publication that has covered either the White House-Pentagon threats or the rehashing of the OPCW report and has not mentioned Hersh’s revelations is writing nothing less than propaganda in service of a western foreign policy agenda trying to bring about the illegal overthrow of the Syrian government. And so far that appears to include every single U.S. and UK mainstream newspaper and TV station.

 

 

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          Protests in India Against 'Cow-Protecting' Vigilantes Succeed in Breaking Prime Minister's Silence   
Do some Indian lives matter more than others? The Modi government seems to think so.

On June 29, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gave a long-awaited (though mild) admonishment of violent “cow protection” vigilantes who have been let loose in the streets of India, on its trains, buses and village and city public spaces, lynching Indians (almost always Muslims or Dalits, members of the lowest caste). Modi, who is normally outspoken, has previously been mum on the spate of killings, conveying an overall climate of immunity to murderous mobs. What appears to have broken this studied silence are the spontaneous protests that finally erupted all over India and coalesced on July 28 when citizens, including celebrities, in 12 cities took over public squares and promenades after a spontaneous call by Delhi-based filmmaker Saba Dewan in a Facebook post.

Though they took some time in coming, the protests appear to have had their desired effect, temporarily at least. Not only has Modi spoken, but the normally distanced Indian commercial television channels have given space to this democratic expression of outrage.

The immediate provocation was the lynching of a Muslim teenager named Junaid Khan on a train, shortly after it departed from Delhi. The men who stabbed Junaid also left his brothers seriously injured. The incident occurred on June 23, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan), when the auspicious Alvida Namaaz(prayers) are read and which has a special significance for the devout.

At SabrangIndia, we reported the train incident following an unusually prompt press release from the Communist Party of India, whose politbureau members had visited the site of the incident. We commented in our report that India would soon need its very own “Lynch Calendar.” What we could not report until three days later was that on the same Friday, some 1,088 kilometers away in Chatra Jharkhand, 24-year-old Mohammad Salman was shot and killed in cold blood by men in uniform who simply entered his home, shoved him outside and ordered their subordinates to commit the crime.

In the same eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, there have been a spate of horrific killings, including lynchings, that still haunt public memory—particularly the March 2016 hangings of dairy farmers Mazloom Ansari and 12-year-old Imteyaz Khan in a deserted public village. What has faded away from the current outrage and even the media commentary is the fact that the National Commission for Minorities (a statutory body set up specifically to protect the rights of minorities) had been compelled to send a team to investigate.

The report of the Commission severely indicted the Jharkhand police and the political class for failing to “rein in the cow protection groups who are taking law into their own hands.” The NCM also recorded in its report that “Deep and widespread communalisation of sections of the Jharkhand police force, and slogans like ‘go to Pakistan’ were frequently used by the local police against the Muslims, pointing toward a larger communalisation of the state police.” That report was from May 2016. Today the NCM stands discredited with political appointments by the Modi government who have put into position representatives who have no background in terms of autonomy and rights and are simply toeing a majoritarian government’s line.

Noted activist Shabnam Hashmi returned her 2008 NCM Award on Tuesday, making a strong public statement. She said in her open letter:

“I am returning it [the award] in the memory of the innumerable innocent victims lynched by marauding mobs. Mob Lynching of Muslims and Islamophobia have taken over India. Even before the community can mourn its dead, the next incident takes place. There is an atmosphere of fear and terror. Under the present Government, the marginalization of minority groups has become the norm.

“The design of turning India into a Hindu Rashtra [nation], which began decades ago with calling Muslims dirty, having too many children and being illiterate moved on to excluding them from residential spaces, targeting them as terrorists, has now reached its pinnacle where all public spaces and all means of livelihood are becoming unsafe for the Muslim community.

“Similar to Hitler’s Germany, Muslims are being projected as the biggest enemy of the state and the people of the country. There is legitimization of the communal ideology by the State and the media, [which] has led to acceptance of prejudices and stereotyping without questioning them in popular consciousness, deep infiltration of hate in the minds and hearts of ordinary people and apathy on the part of a large section of the society especially ‘educated’ middle classes.”

The list of assaults is gruesome: The Muslim Maulvi (cleric) who was beaten in April 2017, on a day supposedly important for devout Hindus (Ram Navmi, the birthdate of Lord Ram), in Jharkhand; the beating death of cattle farmer Pehlu Khan from Mewat while he was on agrarian business in Alwar Rajasthan in April 2017; or the lynch mob murder of political activist Zafar Hussain of the Communist Party of India, also in Rajasthan. Each of these murders is happening in the name of faith by the mob proponents of the Hindu nation, who believe the cow to be more precious than human life. The militarized march to a Hindu nation is laden with such dutiful tasks as cleansing the nation of the “dirty,” be it Dalits, Christians, Muslims or Communists.

Countries around the world need to better understand this: If the protests on June 28 drew Indians out of a numb fear that appeared to have gripped even opponents to this ideal, they need to continue and intensify. At the first instance of such an episode in September 2015, a similar dam of protest had broken. Writers led by the eminent Nayantara Sahgal returned their national awards in a powerful protest that embarassed the Modi government and put it on the defensive. Dozens of writers in over a dozen Indian languages, all winners of awards and powerful cultural commentators in their own right, followed by filmmakers, joined in this powerful symbolic protest. But life went on, and the killings continued. It would be tedious to list all the dead, and the circumstances in which they were lynched—most for rumors or frenzied hysteria about transporting cows or bullocks or eating beef, some for marrying a Hindu.

What is crucial to emphasize is the chain of command of culpability in this climate of impunity and lynchings. They began after the Modi government came to power and were aided and abetted by those in power within the government who spewed venom against Indian Muslims and Christians even while holding senior constitutional posts. They were further emboldened when governments run by the same party Modi represents, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed unconstitutional “beef laws” to curtail the slaughter, consumption and transportation of beef. They got greater pats on the back when their parent organization, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), spoke of the Holy Cow and its protection. The nail in the coffin was the recently introduced ban on the sale of cattle passed by the Modi government.

Indian newspapers have extensively reported recently, as they also did a year ago, that despite Modi’s apparent regrets about the lynchings, in his previous position as Gujarat chief minister, he was a firm proponent not just of cow protection, but against beef exports. The Indian Express recalls Modi statements of 2013, 2012 and 2014, when he attacked the previous Congress-led government for allowing the export of beef. That politicians indulge in the proverbial doublespeak, before and after a campaign, is only part of the problem. The other is more substantive.

As I have argued:

“For years now, since distributions of trishulsthrough trishul dikshaprogrammes, since violent arms trainings by the RSS and Bajrang Dal, since the terror unleashed by the Mobs on the Street—ever available at the blow of the metamorphical whistle—be it the Mob that lynched Christians (there were over 75 attacks between 1999 and 2002 documented by the All India Christian Union and published by Communalism Combat)or the Mob that attacked Naroda Patiya or Gulberg Society or Odh or Sardarpura villages (Gujarat 2002) or the Mob terror unleashed in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut (September 2013)—we have been arguing, with and to the political class and law enforcement agencies: treat Mob terror and Bomb Terror on Par. Do not look at these equally debilitating and vicious kinds of violence that impact innocent lives, differently.”

When there is the terror of the mob attacking a neighborhood, or lynching people, there is a section of the populace, including law enforcement, that participates through its silence, simply looking on. It is this majority participation, through the silence of complicity, that ensures selective outrage and token utterances from the powerful. No wonder then that the Modis, and the Venkaiah Naidus and even law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad only speak selectively and occasionally. Do some Indian lives matter more than others?

Unfortunately it seems that they do. The killers of Mohammad Ayub in Gujarat, lynched on the eve of Modi’s visit to his home state, were given bail by the higher courts; the killers of Mazloom Ansari and Imiteyaz in Latehar also got out on bail six months ago. On the other hand, those accused, even falsely, of acts of bomb terror do not get bail, often until the final acquittal. They remain incarcerated. This imbalance, even prejudice or bias—privileging mob terror over bomb terror—must stop. The Indian establishment must look at them as two sides of the same coin, or else we are perpetrating an injustice of our own.

That the numbness has finally broken is a good beginning, even if it comes somewhat late. It needs to go further, however, to assert, again and again, in public discourse, that mob terror is as vicious as bomb terror, and to ensure that every police station, every district collector, every railway policeman functions as the Indian Constitution requires him to, with equality before the law and non-discrimination as his credo.

To end with hope, it’s worth reproducing this Facebook post from a mother, which went viral on Thursday. With the picture of an Indian woman holding the holy book of India, its Constitution, she writes:

NOT IN MY NAME

Junaid was lynched by a mob of cruel human beings. I don’t care what religion those lynchers belonged to. Nor do I care what religion Junaid belonged to. I only care about one thing. A group of mean, cruel human beings killed a teenager and assaulted three other young men brutally!
Junaid was 16.
My elder son will turn 16 next year.
My heart breaks for Junaid’s mother.
Not only did a group of cruel human beings kill Junaid, another group of cruel human beings egged them on. Junaid was also killed by those cruel people who witnessed the insanity & chose to remain silent.
There are some cruel people who justify this lynching.
Yes! Hate allows for all sorts of justification.
There has been a long list of these lynchings. It has become so common that no one talks about it. Nobody asks questions about what happened to the perpetrators. Whether they were caught & given the strictest punishment or whether they were released to unleash more violence!
I cannot fathom how anyone can kill unarmed, innocent human beings!
I cannot fathom how people can justify this horrific violence!
Instead of taking law into their own hands why are police complaints not made?
Is it because the lynch mob knows that there is no reason behind what they have done?
All they want to do is to kill in the name of hate.
Whichever religion, ideology, language, ethnicity you belong to, lynching done in any name cannot be condoned!
We’ve suffered so many riots, terrorist attacks, pogroms, lynchings but we haven’t learnt anything.
The bottom line is that innocent human beings become the target of that hate. They are usually poor. They are usually those who are incapable of fighting back. It is really too, too disheartening.
Innocence dies when hate rules!
I cannot be a part of those who encourage hate.
I was with the Ekta Manch marching from Parel to Azad Maidan singing “Hum hongey kaamyaab….” to promote brotherhood between fellow citizens of all faiths in 1993 after the horrendous riots followed by the heinous bomb blasts in Mumbai.
I marched to the Gateway of India to protest the utter failure & crass mishandling of 26/11 by the then Congress Govt in the State and the Centre in 2008.
I supported the Anna Hazare anti corruption movement when he waged the civil battle against the UPA 2 Govt at the Centre.
I was vocal about women’s safety after the horrendous rape & murder of Jyoti Singh as well as Pallavi Purkayastha as well as the sickening hacking of Swathi.
Today I stand firmly against the lynch mentality that has an active political patronage in our country.
I do not belong to any political party. I am a citizen of one of the finest democracies in the World. That is why it is so important for all of us to respect & protect the tenets of our Constitution.
I, as a proud citizen of India, do not conform to the views of anyone who actively or passively supports this lynching.
My allegiance lies with the Constitution of India.
If the Govt or any other body does anything to undermine the basic tenets of democracy in our country, I will vocally oppose it.
I so wanted to be a part of the peaceful civil protest at Carter Road today but I can’t. But I will not be a part of this hate!
I do not want my children to inherit this hate.
I will not have the blood of innocents on my hands.

NOT IN MY NAME!

 

 

 

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[1] The State of Ohio has a new apprenticeship website: http://apprentice.ohio.gov/index.stm.

[2] We have built two tools for state government in Ohio to examine workforce supply. They are available at https://workforcesupply.chrr.ohio-state.edu/ and http://www.measures.workforce.ohio.gov/.

 


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862 – St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester died.

1698 – Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 – The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1777 – Vermont became the first American territory to abolish slavery.

1839 - 53 African slaves being transported to Cuba on the Spanish merchant ship La Amistad revolted against their captors led by Joseph Cinque.

1850 – The self-contained gas mask was patented by Benjamin J. Lane.

1853 – The Russian Army invaded Turkey, beginning the Crimean War.

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually died on September 19.

1897 – Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtained a patent for radio in London.

1900 - The world's first rigid airship was demonstrated by Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1937 - U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported lost over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. They were never heard from again.

1961 - Author Ernest Hemingway, 61, shot himself at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964 - U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act, meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

1966 – The French military exploded a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

1976 – North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunited to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1976 - The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.

1990 - A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel at the Muslim holy city of Mecca during the annual Hajj killed 1,426 pilgrims.

1993 - South African President F.W de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela announced that South Africa's first election open to all races would be April 27, 1994.

1994 - The Colombian soccer player who inadvertently scored a goal for the United States, contributing to his team's loss in World Cup competition, was shot to death in Medellin, Colombia.

1997 – James Stewart died.

2005 - Egypt's new ambassador to Iraq was abducted in Baghdad, reportedly by Al-Qaida. He was later murdered.

2008 – Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages were rescued by the Colombian armed forces, she had been held for six and a half years.

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          Le PSG officialise enfin le départ de Youssouf Sabaly chez les Girondins de Bordeaux   
Youssouf Sabaly, arrière gauche de 24 ans formé au Paris Saint-Germain, a quitté le club sous la forme d’un transfert définitif (donc pas un prêt) vers les Girondins de Bordeaux. Le club bordelais avait déjà présenté le joueur à la presse hier et avait annoncé cette venue avec un article ce matin, il était donc […]
          Groundperson with DL - Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 049 - Germanton, NC   
Gathers brush and feed brush into wood chipper. We are currently seeking a Vegetation Groundperson to join our team....
From Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 049 - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:05:22 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Lagermitarbeiter (m/w) - Limora Oldtimer Verwaltungs GmbH - Buchholz (Westerwald)   
Lagermitarbeiter Für unser Lager in Buchholz/Industriegebiet Mendt stellen wir ein: Fachhandelspacker (m/w) und Komissionierer (m/w), sowie Hilfskräfte für
Gefunden bei Limora Oldtimer Verwaltungs GmbH - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:09:17 GMT - Zeige alle Buchholz (Westerwald) Jobs
          Co-Operative Learning - Dual Study at SAP Germany (f/m) - SAP - Baden-Württemberg   
This is a unique opportunity for qualified Leaving Certificate Students (min 400 points) to simultaneously combine academic studies and industry experience with...
Gefunden bei SAP - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:58:20 GMT - Zeige alle Baden-Württemberg Jobs
          Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain hat im Rennen um Monacos Fabinho die Nase vorn   
Fabinho ist in diesem Sommer heiß begehrt. Sowohl ManUnited als auch PSG haben den Monaco-Star im Visier. Doch die Pariser haben die Nase vorn.
          DADES D'INTERÉS   
L'autopista es va inaugurar en l'any 1973
Picholí es va casar el 20.08.73 Antonio Gonzalez Canós (1946) en
La germana Rosario casada en Tomás Mechó 1963
          Comment on A Boy’s Sweet Life In Italy by JonF   
Re: It’s the Euro currency and the fact that italian freemasonry, such as Garibaldi, didn’t bother to develop southern Italy Italy's problems date back well before the EU, and the split between north and south go back far into antiquity, when southern Italy was mainly Greek while northern Italy was Celtic (later Germanic) with Romans and Etruscans in the middle.
          Abbázia (Tengermellék), kikötő gőzhajóval - Jelenlegi ára: 2 200 Ft   
kikötő gőzhajóval
 !   Fontos !     Licitálás elött kérdezzen rá, biztosan meg van-e a tétel, mivel azokat több helyen is árulom!
(meghiúsult adásvételnél a Vatera rendszere nem engedi az eladónak, hogy az adásvételt pozitívra értékelje)
Kérjük az adásvételt visszaigazolás után 14 napon belül rendezni, mert ellenkező esetben a tételt újraindítom.
Telefonos ügyintézés nincs! #49939 
kaalmaan_item_842000398_ kikötő, Horvátország, polgári hajó, hajoállomáshajóállomás
Abbázia (Tengermellék), kikötő gőzhajóval
Jelenlegi ára: 2 200 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 00:33
          Fiume (tengermellék), szinház - Jelenlegi ára: 2 400 Ft   
szinház
 !   Fontos !     Licitálás elött kérdezzen rá, biztosan meg van-e a tétel, mivel azokat több helyen is árulom!
(meghiúsult adásvételnél a Vatera rendszere nem engedi az eladónak, hogy az adásvételt pozitívra értékelje)
Kérjük az adásvételt visszaigazolás után 14 napon belül rendezni, mert ellenkező esetben a tételt újraindítom.
Telefonos ügyintézés nincs! #49738 
kaalmaan_item_841000462_ szinház
Fiume (tengermellék), szinház
Jelenlegi ára: 2 400 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 00:34
          Mögliches Plagejahr   
Seit 2010 ist die Tigermücke auch in Südtirol auf dem Vormarsch. Wie die Nachforschungen der Landesagentur für Umwelt zeigen, steigt die Population rasant an.
          Abbázia (Tengermellék), kikötő gőzhajóval - Jelenlegi ára: 2 200 Ft   
kikötő gőzhajóval
 !   Fontos !     Licitálás elött kérdezzen rá, biztosan meg van-e a tétel, mivel azokat több helyen is árulom!
(meghiúsult adásvételnél a Vatera rendszere nem engedi az eladónak, hogy az adásvételt pozitívra értékelje)
Kérjük az adásvételt visszaigazolás után 14 napon belül rendezni, mert ellenkező esetben a tételt újraindítom.
Telefonos ügyintézés nincs! #49939 
kaalmaan_item_842000398_ kikötő, Horvátország, polgári hajó, hajoállomáshajóállomás
Abbázia (Tengermellék), kikötő gőzhajóval
Jelenlegi ára: 2 200 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2017-07-02 00:33
          Comment on Charlie Gard’s Death Sets a Dangerous Precedent by Mary Grace Farrell   
I can't believe the we are in the early stages of NAZI GERMANY. How could the happen when we still have survivors around personally warning us. God please help us.
          So much for fair weather   
Why blog in German here when I can just blog in German? 😉
          A fair-weather resolution   
For the sake of my own amusement and edification, I have decided to begin posting bilingually, in English and in German, er, I mean, auf Englisch und auf Deutsch. It’s good practice for me, and I’d like at least to … Continue reading
          Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn   

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the measure, but paved the way for its passage by allowing members of her conservative party to vote according to their conscience.


          A few traditions need to remain…….   
And one of them is beer and babes! Germany still has plenty of this. And, based on my last visit to Japan, the scenery there looks quite nice too.
          ASST STORE MGR - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others."....
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          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-FT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others."....
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:49 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          SALES ASSOCIATE - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others."....
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:48 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-PT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
We are committed to attracting talented and motivated people who can advance our mission of "Serving Others."....
From Dollar General - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:23 GMT - View all Germanton, NC jobs
          Driving Zone: Germany 1.05 Apk for Android Download   
Download Driving Zone: Germany 1.05 Apk for Android Latest Freegamesapk.com – Driving Zone: Germany 1.05 Apk for Android Mods APK premium […]
          92 Dogs Dumped on Texas Roadways   
Sure do hope the Humane Society of North Texas catches the coward(s) who left 92 dogs to fend for themselves along country roads. Let me be blunt.  Find these people responsible (there is a $500 reward being offered), and I will personally drive them to a secluded location on California State Route 190, then with the help of my German Shepard "Cujo", will remove them from the vehicle.  With a twenty mile hike back to civilization, it shouldn't be too long before flashbacks settle in about their animal cruelness. Continue reading…
          Infantino hails VAR ‘great success’ at Confed Cup   

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino hailed the video assistant referee (VAR) system as a “great success” at the Confederations Cup, but admitted it still needs improving. World football’s governing body is testing the system in Russia and Infantino said the six game-changing decisions the VAR has so far picked up meant “more justice and fair play”. The best example of the system’s impact came when Portugal were denied a goal in their 2-2 group stage draw against Mexico after the video assistant spotted four players were offside before Nani scored from a rebound.  And in Germany’s 3-1

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          Chile can prove they’re best in the world – Vidal   

Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Midfielder Arturo Vidal says Chile can prove they are the world’s best team, and throw down a marker for next year’s World Cup, by beating Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final. Copa America champions Chile take on World Cup holders Germany in St Petersburg with the teams having already drawn 1-1 in the group stages. Alexis Sanchez’s early strike for Chile was cancelled out by Lars Stindl when the teams met in Kazan ten days ago. Chile are looking for their third international trophy in three years after winning both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America

The post Chile can prove they’re best in the world – Vidal appeared first on World Soccer Talk.


          Where to find Mexico vs. Paraguay on US TV and streaming   

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. Paraguay, you’ve come to the right place. After losing to Germany in the Confederations Cup semi-final, Mexico’s national team will be focused on tonight’s friendly against Paraguay with a team made of young up-and-coming youth players who could be the future of this El Tri team. This will be a perfect opportunity to give players vital playing time. Match: Mexico vs. Paraguay Kickoff: Saturday at 8:30pm ET Looking to watch Mexico vs. Paraguay online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA,

The post Where to find Mexico vs. Paraguay on US TV and streaming appeared first on World Soccer Talk.


          Sulit Gaet Verratti, Barcelona Kejar Ander Herrera dan Riyad Mahrez   

Berita Bola, Sulit Gaet Verratti, Barcelona Kejar Ander Herrera dan Riyad Mahrez

Barcelona berjuang keras mendapatkan gelandang Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Marco Verratti. Namun, pihak Les Parisiens –julukan PSG– terkesan menunda-nunda negosiasi.

Mengingat musim baru segera tiba, Blaugrana –julukan Barcelona– … [Baca Selengkapnya]


          Last Train to Paris (Deluxe Edition)   
DIDDY - DIRTY MONEY: Last Train to Paris

We're abroad on tour when I meet her, the woman of my dreams. We spend the night together, but I never get her name. When I wake up, she's gone.

I'm infatuated with her, really blown away. A couple of months go by, and I bump into her again on tour overseas. We get together, and we're inseparable for three months. We go to New York, Miami, all the places where I get it poppin'.

Then, suddenly, we have a misunderstanding and she just breaks out on me. But absence makes the heart grow fonder. We're in two different parts of the world and she's remembering all the good times while I'm thinking if I had another chance I wouldn't lose her again. One night in London, I get offstage at 9:45pm and I hear that she's in Paris. It's one of the foggiest nights, so I can't take my plane, I can't drive. The only way I can get to her is the last train to Paris...

This episode, inspired by a real-life encounter from his past, is the starting point of the new album Last Train to Paris by the Sean "Puffy" Combs' new group Diddy-Dirty Money. With dark, atmospheric beats and a cinematic back story, the new project represents an entirely new side of the rap impresario. Fans may think they know him, but as he prepares to unleash his latest smash, they are about to experience an entirely new Combs, and an entirely new sound. Diddy-Dirty Money is about to redefine dance music for the new decade.

Europe didn't just provide an evocative backdrop for the story that is Last Train to Paris, it also inspired the sound. Though Combs is known for his contribution to hip hop, he is also a passionate fan of dance music, often traveling to global hot spots like Ibiza and Berlin to take in the new sounds emerging from the techno scene. Blending elements of UK grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip hop, the album represents a new sound that Combs calls "train music."

No stranger to the finer things, Combs amassed a crew of some of the top names in music to help him bring his vision to life. TI, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne all lend guest vocals, but the biggest contribution comes from band members Dawn Richard and Kalenna. "Dawn and I aren't background singers simply standing next to Diddy," says Kalenna. "Diddy-Dirty Money isn't just more of the same. It's an organic group that grew out of a shared passion for music."

Kalenna started writing songs at 11, when she would accompany her father--a rapper and army man--into the studio. As a military daughter, she moved often, living in diverse locations including Alaska, Germany and Hawaii. In music, she found a home for herself even as "home" was constantly changing. "Growing up, I understood how music can take you away and help you escape," she says. "At the same time I began learning how music brings people together; how it can heal and comfort." She eventually channeled her talent for songwriting into a successful career penning hits for Jill Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Timbaland and multi-platinum producer Rodney Jerkins.

Dawn Richard will be recognizable to fans as a member of the group Danity Kane, formed via the MTV series Making the Band 3. The New Orleans native grew up watching her father perform. A musician, choir director and former member of R&B group Chocolate Milk, he instilled in her a love of music, even as her tastes evolved. "I was more into alternative music," she says, naming influences including The Cranberries, Sheryl Crow and Green Day. "I saw myself as the leader of a rock band with pink hair, singing the music I love."

When Combs paired Richard and Kalenna together to write songs for Danity Kane in 2009, he knew immediately that he had a powerful new songwriting team, describing them as "kindred spirits." With so many far-reaching influences between them, combining forces as Dirty Money is nothing less than "divine intervention," says Richard. "We mirror each other. We're all perfectionists with a strong work ethic. We push and challenge each other."

The trio's unmatched creative chemistry reveals itself in the latest blockbuster single "Hello Good Morning". The group premiered the single in front of 25 million viewers on American Idol on March 31st. The high-energy track, with its urgent, atmospheric beats, was perfectly suited to an explosive performance with spectacular special effects. Idol producers even issued a warning to viewers about the intense strobe lights used onstage.

Ross, who also lent vocals to the lead single "Angels", is just another member of the extended Dirty Money family. Lil Wayne was passionate about the new sound being crafted, and dropped verses on "Strobe Lights", a teasing, funky club banger, and "Shades", a trippy track also featuring Bilal. Mario Winans produced the 80s-influenced "Give My All To You" while Rodney Jerkins produced the international party jam "I Want Your Love".

"I'll even take off my shades," sings (yes, sings) Combs on "Twisted", hinting at a new, emotional core to his sound. The multilayered track represents some of the many influences of Last Train. With a soaring synth riff that reflects the head-trip that is falling in love, he recalls a post-millennial Prince. Other tracks veer from tribal drums to church organs to gritty instrumentals, all combining to form the new sound.

While Combs has had unsurpassed success in many different realms, from fashion to spirits to film, the lush soundscape of Last Train represents a renewed commitment to music from the multitalented impresario. By opening up a chapter of his own life to tell the story, he's crafted an album that is expressive and exciting. Sure, this album will make you dance, but Dirty Money is more than just dance music. It's a movement.


          France and Germany host funeral services for ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl   
Mr Kohl was due to be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Speyer, Germany.
          TRACTOR PROIECT COMERT: ABS Trenchless GmbH – foraje orizontale de subtraversare   
Membra a grupului BAUER, firma germana ABS Trenchless GmbH este specializata in productia de instalatii, scule si accesorii pentru foraje orizontale de subtraversare, folosind sistemul de foraj cu melc continuu, ABS (Auger Boring System). In cazul in care este necesara trecerea unor conducte pe sub o cale ferata, o intersectie dintr-un oras, sau chiar pe …

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          Cranberry Owl bird sticker, 100% waterproof vinyl label. New on TevaGallery by TevaKiwi   

8.00 USD

100% waterproof vinyl bird sticker "Cranberry Owl". Approximate size 5.5x4 in. This washable label is perfect for Macbook decals, car, mirrors, walls, windows, notebooks, and any other smooth surface. More ideas for sticking on: books and magazines, walls, iPod, iPad, letters.

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Each sticker packed into its own small cello sleeve. On purchase items are carefully packed and shipped in stiff envelope to avoid damage. The packages are dispatched from Germany.

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Teva Gallery


          La Fête des Loges 2017, gagnez vos carnets de manèges !   
Depuis plus de quatre siècles, la Fête des Loges fait le bonheur des petits comme des grands pendant l’été ! Le rendez-vous festif est de retour du vendredi 30 juin au dimanche 20 août inclus pour profiter de plus de 200 attractions réparties dans le cadre magnifique de la forêt de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. En plus, on a des tours de manèges gratuits à vous offrir les amis, donc n'hésitez pas à participer pour les recevoir et les utiliser toute la saison.
          Pope declines to renew mandate for German doctrine chief   
The Vatican said Francis thanked Cardinal Gerhard Mueller for his service. Mueller's five-year term ends this weekend and he turns 70 in Dec…
          Fenati scatta dalla seconda fila nel terno al lotto del Sachsenring   

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL (Germania) – Una pista abrasiva che crea problemi di gomme ai piloti in tutte le classi. Romano Fenati, artefice di […]

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          L’ottava sinfonia di Marquez al Sachsenring   

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL (Germania) – Dal 2010 Marc Marquez, al Sachsenring, ha sempre vinto. In tutte e tre le classi, dalla Moto3 alla […]

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          Chelsea lodge 22 million for Porto full-back Alex Telles   


Antonio Conte has shifted his attention to Porto full-back Alex Telles after Alex Sandro reportedly snubbed Chelsea in favor of a possible transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.


          Japan bows out of the World Cup   

1: 第四期次席φ ★@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:35:53.08 ID:???0.net
Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014

Group C's final match
Japan 1 - Colombia 4

0 - 1: Juan Cuadrado (17th minute / PK)
1 - 1: Shinji Okazaki (47th minute)
1 - 2: Jackson Martinez (55th minute)
1 - 3: Jackson Martinez (83rd minute)
1 - 4: James Rodriguez (90th minute)

http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/06/25/20140625k0000e050204000c/image/028.jpg




14 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:38:10.65 ID:pdJnHdH00.net
弱すぎワロタ 
LOL, so weak
22 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:39:25.07 ID:DXKPU3hL0.net
力は出し切れたな。湿度30度、気温も31度だったけど日陰だった。 
1、2戦目とは別のチームのように日本はよく動けた。 
They gave it their all. Humidity at 30 degress, and temperature at 31 but they were under the shade.
Japan moved much better in this game compared to the first and 2nd games.
26 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:16.39 ID:qD2PlC5I0.net
>>22
2軍が相手だったからね 
Because the opponent was mainly the reserves
23 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:39:27.94 ID:Bi6rAfo90.net
しかしNHK見てるがスペースの使い方が致命的に下手だな日本 
何で中央に固まっちゃうんだ… 
I was watching this on NHK, but Japan's hopelessly bad at utilizing the free spaces.
Why were they all bunched up towards the middle?
27 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:20.11 ID:P9ymCBHM0.net
>>23
それが自分たちのサッカー()なんだろ 
That's what they call "their own brand of soccer"
28 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:25.82 ID:NgcZjrJn0.net
感動をありがとうセールはまだですか? 
So will we be having thank you sales and discounts?
31 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:37.07 ID:v+mPBIFEO.net
所属クラブで結果を残せてない選手を使うな。 
頼むから、純粋に実力主義で代表メンバーを組んでくれ。 
Don't use players who haven't done anything for their respective clubs.
Please, form our National Team purely based on ability for a change.
33 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:40:44.46 ID:6L5Vagj80.net
次は選手の経年劣化を考慮した人選をして欲しいものだ 

何か広告宣伝の絡みで使い続けなきゃならんのかね
I hope they consider the decline in the players' quality when choosing the members next time.
Are they bound by sponsors that they just have to keep on using the same players?
35 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:03.03 ID:/ZO+teU90.net
ギリシャ「お前らの言う通り勝ってやったのに」 
Greece: "And we just won our game, just like how you hoped it"
39 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:18.16 ID:D5TAX0zv0.net
何も見るとこなく終わったな 
マジでなんだったのか 
So it just ended like that without even anything worth noting.
Seriously, what was all of this about?
41 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:22.69 ID:vEnCfaDB0.net
ツイッター見たら感動をありがとうばかり見るけど 
いったいどこに感動したんだろう? 
日本代表はW杯出られただけで十分という認識?
I'm seeing all these "Thank you, I was touched" comments on Twitter, but what on earth were they touched by?
Are these people satisfied with just being able to participate in the World Cup? 
44 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:42.87 ID:SrzzU0Bs0.net
史上最高の弱さだったな 
組み合わせ恵まれてこれ 
This looked like the weakest team in history.
We were blessed with the group pairings, and this is what we get.
48 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:41:57.74 ID:VpzfSXkw0.net
この代表に感動する要素ないよな 
Nothing to be impressed about this team at all
49 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:05.67 ID:6J59mIPA0.net
夢も希望もないわ 
There's no hopes nor dreams here
55 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:43.56 ID:DJXFCA3p0.net
ドイツW杯の時より酷いんじゃね?
Isn't this even worse than the World Cup in Germany? 
56 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:42:45.01 ID:Bi6rAfo90.net
これで感動とか言ってるようじゃベスト8なんて50年経っても無理だと思う 
If people are saying that they were moved by something like this, then I don't think we'll ever manage to get to the quarter finals in the next 50 years
61 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:01.15 ID:81d+QEYX0.net
世界ランクって正直やな~w 
The world ranking is pretty honest, huh w
62 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:10.64 ID:pmtIFKt40.net
プロを名乗るなこのアマチュアどもめが 
These damn amateurs who are calling themselves pros
63 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:11.26 ID:VEYmOah90.net
もっとスピード上げないと点取れないな 
相手が戻ってからじゃパス出す先も潰されてるし 
They can't score a goal if they don't take a more speedy approach.
If they just pass once the opponent has reorganized their defense then the receiver will be marked.
66 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:28.59 ID:34UOStOD0.net
あさ起きてびっく 
こんなにぼろ負けだったとはー 
I got shocked when I woke up.
Wow, I can't believe we were trashed.
67 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:33.06 ID:6L5Vagj80.net
もう世界ランクなんて3桁でいいよ 
Japan  should be ranked in the hundreds already
77 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:31.13 ID:SrzzU0Bs0.net
>>67
だな 
いちいち低すぎるとか文句言うバカうざいわ 
Yeah.
I'm sick of all those fools claiming how our current ranking is too low.
69 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:43:41.64 ID:Lcy5A0mZ0.net
アジア予選が無駄 
てかアジア枠が無駄 
The Asian qualifiers were a waste.
Rather, spots for Asian teams are a waste.
75 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:18.31 ID:SiepLVrw0.net
ここまでいいところなく終わるとはな・・・ 
I can't believe that this would all end without a single positive thing...
80 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:39.85 ID:dGf4oLp40.net
コロンビア相手に勝とうなんて甘い考え 
負けは、決まったのと同じなのに 

なんで失望してる連中がいるのか意味がわからん 
本気で勝てると思ったのかな 
Just the thought that we could beat Colombia was naive.
It was already decided from the outset that we'd lose.

I don't get why some people here are so disappointed.
Did they really think that we could win?
83 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:44:59.82 ID:gzen2kEC0.net
ちょっと渋谷に行ってくるね 
I'm off to Shibuya for a bit
84 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:00.70 ID:+3iziRFo0.net
どうせ広告屋のための選手を代表選手にするんだから 
2chで何言ったって変わらないんじゃね? 
もう4年後も大敗して日本サッカーが地に落ちるとこまでいかないとダメかもしれない 
They're still going to keep using players as their walking advertisements and include them in the national team, so I don't think anything will change even if you make all this noise here on 2ch.
I think there's no more helping our team unless we take a massive beating at the tournament 4 years from now and just let the Japanese football scene fall down to the ground.
88 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:10.70 ID:+AaPGjZl0.net
一回アジア予選でも負けてみれば? 
そうすりゃ勘違いも治るだろ 
Why not lose at the Asian qualifiers once?
That way, this wrong idea that we've had will all be wiped away.
92 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:45:50.15 ID:Aq2Cjl3Q0.net
何だかんだ言っても、優勝を狙うとか自信満々なことを言っていた 
本田と長友にはかなり責任があると思う 
I do think that Honda and Nagatomo who were so confident in saying that they were gunning to become champions are largely to blame for this
103 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:35.21 ID:iyecn5Br0.net
世界は遠いのお 
てかこれでアジア枠は減るな 
よかった 
The world is still so far away.
But I think they'll decrease the spots given to Asian teams with this.
Good.
104 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:36.83 ID:v0xpZDRt0.net
グループリーグ突破ってのは大変なこと 
敗退しても恥でも何でもない 
もちろん反省し原因究明しなければ次につながらないが 
Advancing to the knockout stage is a difficult thing.
There's no shame at all in losing at the group stages.
But of course, we have to reflect on this and determine the cause so we can use that experience in the future.
106 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:46:42.53 ID:mgPtdE9e0.net
このスレ、試合見ないで適当に書いてる奴多すぎだろ 
Too many people writing random stuff on this thread who probably didn't even watch the match
128 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:48:09.36 ID:gzen2kEC0.net
>>106
w
113 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:07.69 ID:RSRlBpDE0.net
2点目がもう完全に掌の上って感じ。 
岡崎のゴール以外、試合通じてほぼペケルマンのプランの中だった事がはっきりした瞬間。 
It felt like we were already dancing on top of their palms during the time they scored their 2nd goal.
It was the moment I realized that we were all trapped in Pekerman's plans throughout the entire game, apart from Okazaki's goal.
114 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:13.61 ID:leKPOquc0.net
筋力、体力、キック力、個人技すべて劣る 
Muscle strength, stamina, kicking strength, skills -- we were inferior in every way
118 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:47:19.42 ID:xwq3+zX00.net
とりあえず伸びた鼻を木っ端微塵にへし折られてよかった 
これでも世界との差を感じないと思うようであれば病気
At any rate, I'm glad that we've crash-landed down to earth.
If people still don't feel that gap with the rest of the world then they need help. 
127 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:48:05.88 ID:XNVr2hjd0.net
負けたのは結果として受け入れるしかないが 
全ての試合内容が勘弁してくれってレベルで酷いな 
We just have to accept the result that we lost.
But then the level of all the matches were so low that I want to say "gimme a break".
149 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:49:40.58 ID:sJNYT9Oi0.net
>>127
ギリシャ戦後の(主に地元の)観客からの大ブーイングとか酷かったなw 
ブラジル人はサッカーを見る眼が肥えてるから、人数少ないギリシャ相手のあの体たらくには我慢できなかったらしい 
The booing that the team got at the end of the match against Greece (especially from the locals) was so bad w
Brazilians have very keen eyes when watching football, so they probably couldn't take how our players were moving without intent against a depleted Greek squad.
138 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:49:00.79 ID:wxUQC28H0.net
サッカーの1-4て野球でいうと何対何? 
What's soccer's 1-4 like in baseball?
166 :名無しさん@恐縮です@\(^o^)/:2014/06/25(水) 09:50:32.25 ID:4petfiDEO.net

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For all those people who think that Trump's tweets are brilliant at reaching the public and throwing his opponents off balance or whatever other bit of analysis used to show that somehow he's playing three-dimensional chess while the rest of the world can't even set up the checker board, is this really a set of tweets that makes you proud that he's your president?




These morning tweets follow other tweets touting ones supporting policy actions by his administration and the GOP. Does he think anyone will pay attention to any of that when he's tweeting comments on a morning show's appearance and the show's ratings? It's as if he's taken a master a class on self-sabotage.

Isn't he supposed to be in the middle of trying to help a GOP repeal of Obamacare?

Remember when conservatives ridiculed Obama interview talking to GloZell, the woman who is mainly known for eating cereal while sitting in a bathub of milk or going on Between Two Ferns? Well, was any of that less respectful of the office of the presidency than such tweets? I have come to regard Trump's tweets as a verbal expression of his id. That is the level he operates at and we get a glimpse at what impulses control him through Twitter. All his advisers urging him to focus on policy and presenting an image of gravitas are the ego trying to mediate between those impulses and reality. They might win out for hours, even days sometimes, but the id is there ready to take over.

There used to be a time when Republicans claimed that character mattered in the presidency. Today...not so much.

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Canada thinks it can control the Internet.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own country's laws to all of the Internet.

In a 7-2 decision, the court agreed a British Columbia judge had the power to issue an injunction forcing Google to scrub search results about pirated products not just in Canada, but everywhere else in the world too.

Those siding with Google, including civil liberties groups, had warned that allowing the injunction would harm free speech, setting a precedent to let any judge anywhere order a global ban on what appears on search engines. The Canadian Supreme Court, however, downplayed this objection and called Google's fears "theoretical."
Charles C. W. Cooke comments,
That amusing episode of The I.T. Crowd notwithstanding, “the Internet” is not a single black box somewhere in London, but a massively decentralized network of networks that, while conforming to a few agreed-upon technical specifications, gives new meaning to the word “diffuse.” Or, put another way, “the Internet” is a patchwork quilt of cables, satellites, switches, service providers, cell phones, desktops, laptops, web-servers, and protocols that, taken together, forms the sprawling web to which we are all so accustomed. The beauty of this arrangement is that anybody can participate. Want to be the next Facebook? To start with, at least, all you’ll need is a domain name, an internet connection, and a computer, and . . . that’s it. Though there are certain breakpoints (IP allocation, root DNS, etc.), there is no central permission structure that newcomers have to navigate. It’s open. It’s wild. It’s wonderful.

Now, this is not to say that censorship is impossible. It’s not. If a government wishes to block access to a particular site within the physical borders over which it has jurisdiction, it can do so. Likewise, websites and services that contradict local law can be legally removed, and, if it so wishes, a government can demand that any organization operating on a network within its borders must conform to its rules. What it can’t do, however, is export those judgments abroad.

Suppose that I, a permanent resident of the United States, were to host a website that contained speech that was banned in, say, Germany. Certainly, the German authorities could prevent Germans from seeing my site. And, if anyone chose to mirror my site on server inside Germany, they could shut that person down quite quickly. But they couldn’t have me shut down in America, and they couldn’t prevent people in other countries from accessing my site over the web. My server would be in America, connected to a network in America, subject to the law in America, and guaranteed the protections to which Americans are entitled. The German government, annoyed as it might be, would have to accept that....

And that, ultimately, is why the Canadian Court’s decision is so hilarious. I understand why people are worried about the idea — if taken seriously, it would give any less-free-than-America country an effective veto over the First Amendment. But they shouldn’t fret too much: The judges can say what they like, but their edict is simply unenforceable. If it wishes to do so, the government of Canada can prevail upon Google to abide by its rules within Canada. In addition, it can regulate the web in Canada to prevent access to sites it dislike. But it can’t force Google in America or France or Australia or Singapore to do a single goddamned thing. And thank goodness for that, eh?
I hope that he is correct, but we've seen the EU slapping a $2.7 billion fine on Google because the EU thinks it violates antitrust for Google to promote Google Shopping sites over other shopping sites. I'm not sure what there is about a FREE service like Google that the Europeans don't understand. Are European citizens actually hurt by Google giving them a free shopping search engine and then putting their items at the top? Would they prefer to pay for their search engines? Please, just keep your hands off Google. As more countries try and figure out ways to make money off of fining Google, they should consider the unintended consequences.
“The EU has effectively decided that some companies have become too big to innovate,” Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington-based think tank, said in a statement following the Google Shopping decision. “The EU’s actions have created a cloud of uncertainty that will make large tech companies overly cautious about making changes to the user experience and service offerings that would benefit consumers.”

Jonathan Tobin applies Occam's Razor
to explain why Obama didn't do more about Russia's attempts to interfere in our election last year.
But the real problem here is not so much Barack Obama’s failure to act as the most plausible reason for his inaction: Vladimir Putin’s capers didn’t impact the election results.
Despite the efforts by Democrats to blame Russia for Hillary Clinton's loss and their frustration that Obama didn't do more about it, there really is no evidence that the WikiLeaks revelations from John Podesta's emails had any effect on the course of the election.
But there’s a simpler, even more plausible explanation for Obama’s inaction: The president saw that the hacking was having almost no impact on the course of the campaign and thus wasn’t going to mess with the results. Far from the crime of the century, it was, at worst, a minor annoyance to Clinton that Obama obviously felt didn’t warrant a major dustup with Putin.

It’s true that Russia’s actions were outrageous and deserved a strong US response, both then and now. It can also be argued that the public had a right to know about it. But it was only after Clinton lost and she and her supporters began searching for excuses that Russia’s actions were considered an important factor in the outcome.

While Putin was way out of line, the impact of the WikiLeaks document dumps on Clinton’s candidacy was marginal at best.

The contents of the Democratic National Committee e-mails were embarrassing to Podesta and then-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who wound up losing her job after proof of DNC collusion with Clinton against Bernie Sanders was produced. But there was almost nothing in those documents that related directly to Clinton, let alone being enough to influence voters.

Every WikiLeaks story was also almost immediately overshadowed by other, more damaging gaffes or revelations about Trump, such as his attack on a Gold Star family or the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape. Nothing the Russians did matched the damage done by either of those Trump disasters.
Instead of looking for some external events or action, just admit that Hillary was a lousy candidate. That should actually be comforting to the Democrats. With such a compromised candidate whom so many Americans just never liked, they still won the popular vote and came really close to winning the states that put Trump over the top. If they can pick a better candidate in 2020, and can make an appeal for the voters they lost in the Rust Belt, chances are pretty strong that they'll win that year. They should be more concerned about forging a message that doesn't repel independents and those voters they lost in 2016. That's their real challenge and focusing all the time on Russia, Russia, Russia won't help them achieve that goal.


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Tell your friendly environmentalist activist. But they're not really interested.
The benefits of fracking far outweigh its costs not only economically, but environmentally, a Stanford University geophysicist said Friday.

After teaching geophysics at Stanford for 30 years Mark Zoback took the helm of Stanford's new Natural Gas Initiative three years ago, he said, because of gas's environmental benefits.

"We did it because there were so many important and obvious environmental benefits to the utilization of natural gas," Zoback said. "So it’s somewhat ironic to be asked to argue for the notion that these benefits outweigh the environmental costs, when it’s the environmental benefits that got me into this business in the first place."

Zoback's remarks opened the annual debate at Stanford's Silicon Valley Energy Summit, and were swiftly challenged by representatives of the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Counci
Zoback argued that natural gas can replace coal and "dirty diesel" at significant scale throughout the world, supporting economic growth while slashing carbon emissions. (When burned, natural gas emits about half the CO2 that coal does).

The Senate has some really dumb rules. And the minority party can use them to slow everything down to a standstill. Chuck Schumer is taking advantage of every tool that the rules provide.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used an upper chamber procedure Wednesday to block a national security briefing hosted by the Senate Judiciary Committee, irritating Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

The rule that Schumer had invoked, which he has been exercising the use of over the past two weeks, blocks Senate committee business from happening two hours after the Senate convenes session for the day. Schumer has consistently used the procedure as a way to delay business in Senate to make demands on Republicans on the health care bill.

The rarely-used tactic has cut short a committee hearing on free speech, stopped a hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. elections and blocked a mark-up to advance bipartisan anti-human trafficking legislation....

Grassley had sent a joint letter with subcommittee judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham to the FBI Tuesday requesting all documents related to the FBI FISA surveillance requests on the Russia investigation.

“Today, the Judiciary Committee was set to hear from senior intelligence officials about highly sensitive intelligence gathering authorities that will soon require action from Congress. It’s disturbing and reckless for the Minority Leader to block the briefing. We’ve seen too many recent reminders of how unsafe the world is today. This is no time to play politics with our national security,” he said.
If they could use the nuclear option to get rid of a much more prominent rule concerning filibusters of Supreme Court nominees, why not use it to get rid of this stupid rule. If it's a "rarely-used tactic," no one except the angry members of the minority party will miss it.


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I had so much fun last night. I'm visiting my daughters in D.C. and we went to the Nats-Cubs game. I haven't seen a live baseball game in about 50 years since I was a kid and we'd go to the Cubs games. So I scheduled my trip to catch the game. After falling behind in the seventh inning, I thought it was pretty hopeless for the Cubs based on the way they've been playing this year. But they rallied in the ninth inning to go ahead on a triple by Jon Jay. It was so exciting and I could celebrate with all the other Cubs fans in the stadium including a cute little girl, about 10 years old, sitting with her family of Cubs fans in front of me who told her parents that John Jay had written five of the Federalist Papers. Exactly right and the Cubs' Jon Jay was a hero tonight. Go Federalists!


What a blast! And then as walked out of the stadium and came back on the Metro and hear all the Nationals fans complaining about the Nationals' bullpen. Eh, they're still doing well. I'm just hoping that the Cubs are recovering their mojo. At least their closer, Wade Davis, another historically relevant name on the Cubs roster


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Alejandro Moreno says MLS should go all out to lure Javier Hernandez, regardless of his hefty salary demands. 'Chicharito' Hernandez equaled Jared Borgetti's goal record, but where does he stack up among the Mexico greats? Chicharito believes Mexico will need a similar effort to their Gold Cup performances to defeat Germany. West Ham United are planning a move to bring former Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez back to the Premier League, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC. West Ham are desperate to bring in a proven goal scorer this summer as they look to add to their attacking options, and sources said Hernandez is their top target. The Hammers have been frustrated in their attempts to land their targets so far this summer, with the likes of Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi...
          Two Policy Updates   

The IMF has been reluctant to participate in the aid package to Greece that runs out the middle of next year.  It does not believe that Greek debt is sustainable.  Nevertheless, it did recently agree to provide a precautionary line of credit at the end of the program.   

The IMF decision required the approval of the board, and we thought there was a reasonable chance the US would block it.   That would have been significant, as the German and Dutch parliaments require the IMF participation, but there is no compelling reason for the IMF to participate.   The sustainability of Greece's debt is such an open question that the ECB, which accepts Greek bonds as collateral (for weekly operations) will not include Greek bonds in its asset purchase program.  Moreover, Europe can take care of its ownproblems.  Isn't that what the European Stabilization Mechanism is meant to do?  

The Trump Administration has shown little sympathy for Europe.  The US President has been particularly critical of Germany.  The new sanctions that the US Senate has approved and are now before the House of Representatives would make it more difficult to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that is supposed to bring Russian gas to western Europe bypassing Ukraine.  The US commercial interest is clear too.  It wants to export more natural gas to Europe.  The US has been critical that not all European members of NATO are spending 2% of GDP on defense.  

Nevertheless, US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin appears to have approved the IMF's precautionary line of credit to Greece.  Mnuchin praised the IMF for helping stabilize the situation in Greece by working with Europe.  Mnuchin said that without the IMF's help, Greece could have once again roiled the markets.   

At the same time, the US Treasury Secretary played down the significance.  He noted that the IMF's commitment was quite small and would likely not even be used.  Mnuchin seemed to suggest it was mostly for appearances, and that it would not cost US taxpayers a penny.    He expressed support for the IMF but noted that the US was reviewing all of its contributions.  

On another front, findings of the investigation into US steel imports on national security grounds are still expectedin the coming days.  Commerce Secretary Ross had indicated the results would be ready by the end of the month.  It appears that the investigation is over and the debate over the policy response is in high gear. 

The President reportedly wants to impose tariffs and use them as the model for action on aluminum and other industries (reportedly including semiconductors, paper, and household appliances).  Reports suggest that most cabinet officials are opposed to the 20% tariff Trump is pushing.   One compromise would be a combination setting a quota on steel imports and a tariff on imports above the quota.   

US steel imports have fallen for the past two years. Setting a quota at the 2016 levels would guard against backtracking.    The prospects of a 20% tariff, however, appears to be underpinning the share prices of some of the largest US producers.  On the other hand, as consumers and producers wait for a decision, some reports suggest that it is dampening activity.  





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Fox Card Holder Card Wallet Fancy Metal Business Card Case From World Famous Cosmic Firelfy Las Vegas

New Metal Business Card Case Gothic Victorian Silver Fox Vintage Inspired Steampunk style One Sided Inside Slender Rounded Corners Shiny Chrome Nickel Silver Plated Metal Card Holder Silver Fox Cigarette Case Handcrafted By www.CosmicFirefly.com

Vintage Inspired Style Metal Case Holds 15-20 Business Cards Or 7 "100's" Cigarettes

Slender compact size silver-plated metal business card case/credit card holder with raised antiqued Silver Fox design on the front

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• New
• One-Sided inside with spring loaded bar
• Holds 15 to 20 standard sized business cards or 7 "100's"
• Size of case is 3 3/4 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide by 7/16th of an inch thick
• Case is shiny nickel silver plated metal
• Running Fox is antiqued silver plated metal
• Front & back has vintage design Florentine scroll pattern
• Free black velour drawstring protective bag included
• We send all of our cases in a corrugated shipping box to arrive in perfect condition

This is our new slightly thicker "thin" business card case and is 1/8 inch thicker than the super slim business card case we offer. It holds a few more cards than the super-slim style and this one features a sleek rounded corners and rounded edges and slightly more depth to hold a few more business cards

Holds about 15-20 standard size business cards or you can also use it for 5 or 6 plastic credit cards or even a few paper money bills or it holds 7 "100's" cigarettes

Sturdy and made of a nice thickness of metal for years of use and could actually be used as a super slim wallet, although it's not really meant to be sat on - just sayin'...

Engraved into front and back surface of the case is a Vintage Design German Art Nouveau Florentine Scroll Work Design

The raised Fox embellishment on the front is a vintage design with incredible detail and an antiqued silver plated finish. The Fox is machine stamped from sheets of brass using the original die mold machinery from the 1930's-1950's then it is silver plated and given an antiqued finish

This sturdy metal hinged case stays securely closed until you open it with the small latch tab on the side

This is a nice compact size that really makes carrying your business cards FUN again

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          The 16 most expensive cities in the world for commuting to work   

wellington new zealand public transportation

Next to housing, transportation is one of the largest recurring expenses people face. In a major metropolis, that likely means a fair amount of time packed into the subway, trolley, or bus getting a little too acquainted with your fellow city dwellers.

The good news: It's better for the environment, and, depending on where you live, it may be cheaper than owning a car. 

The bad news: It can still be really expensive. 

In London, the most expensive city in the world for public transportation, you'll need to shell out nearly $175 for a month of riding the Tube. In New York City, a monthly transit pass costs about $120. 

That's according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank, which analyzes the cost of living and compares prices among the largest cities around the world. 

The report sources prices from Expatistan, a site that tracks cost-of-living expenses in over 200 countries, for a "monthly ticket public transport" in nearly 50 cities. 

Here are the 16 most expensive cities in the world for commuting via public transportation each month.

All prices are in US dollars.

SEE ALSO: The 24 most expensive cities in the world to grab a beer at the local bar

16. San Francisco, United States — $86.10



15. Berlin, Germany — $87.20



14. Frankfurt, Germany — $88.50



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          A trade war 'could threaten the success' of Trump's presidency but he might start one anyway   

China steel

Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game of chicken with international trade.

While he initially backed away from major protectionist campaign promises, including ripping up the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and naming China a currency manipulator, Trump and his top economic officials have kept up the "America First" drumbeat, insisting the United States has gotten a raw deal from a global trading system it played an enormous role in shaping. 

The latest point of attrition is steel, which has long been the subject of targeted trade disputes between the United States and China. Yet Trump’s aggressive negotiating tone carries a great risk that international trust will evaporate, narrowing rather than improving the wiggle room for fresh agreements.

"Protection is pernicious since it restricts imports and usually this triggers more counter restrictions," Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, told Business Insider.

In particular, Baldwin worries Trump’s evocation of national security concerns to justify the potential tariffs could have broader repercussions. Only 3% of US-made steel is used for military purposes.

"The National Defense clause however opens things up to basically unlimited protection and thus the Section 232 moves are potentially a new and dangerous development," he said. "This is not just more dumping duties of the type we’ve seen on steel for decades."

Caroline Freund, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (where I used to work), says she’s hopeful industry pressure and economic reality is forcing the Trump team to rethink its more draconian proposals, such as tearing up NAFTA.

"I think what they’re looking for is a voluntary export restraint agreement, where Canada and Germany and whoever say we volunteer not to export more, a self-enforced quota that’s agreed upon," she said. "The manufacturing industries are lobbying hard because steel is going to be even more expensive."

"The problem is they’ve antagonized other countries so much, especially after pulling out of the Paris [climate] Accord — you could have gotten there with a carrot rather than a stick, you had have a better chance at a deal," Freund added. 

Richard Haas, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, was clearly taking the Trump threat seriously.

SEE ALSO: Trump is waging a new kind of Cold War — and millions of jobs are on the front line

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NOW WATCH: An economist explains what could happen if Trump pulls the US out of NAFTA


          Deutsche Bank is reportedly staring down a $60 million trading loss (DB)   

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank could be staring down a $60 million loss after a bad bet on inflation, Bloomberg reported Tuesday

The German lender's supervisory board is reportedly investigating whether traders flouted risk limits on derivatives trades tied to US inflation, generating concerns over the strength of the company's risk controls.

Bloomberg reported that the bank does not expect the bad bet to turn around. 

This is the latest in a spate of bad news that has called into question oversight procedures at Deutsche Bank, which was fined nearly $160 million by the Federal Reserve in April after traders violated foreign exchange rules. 

Regulators also hit the company with more than $650 million in fines earlier this year for anti-money laundering failures connected to wealthy Russian clients. 

It's also another blow to Deutsche Bank's fixed-income trading operation. Business Insider reported last week that the bank had unexpectedly pulled an offer to hire a top executive at the last minute. Meanwhile, a number of senior executives have left the business in recent months. 

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NOW WATCH: Harvard Business School professor explains the most important problem we have in finance today and how to fix it


          Langstreckenjets für Air Berlin, Panther für Wien und mehr   
Langstreckenflugzeuge für Air Berlin, Löschfahrzeuge für den Airport Wien und Check-in-Schalter für Germania - das und mehr gibt es in den Randnotizen der Woche.
          3D-Driving-School Europe-Edition v5.1 released   
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          3D-Fahrschule Deutschland-Edition v5.1 released   
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          Impressive Hughes has to look on as England suffer more penalty heartbreak against Germany   
Will Hughes set up a goal and impressed with attacking aspects of his game, but was ultimately left to watch on helpless as England Under-21s suffered more penalty semi-final heartbreak against Germany after Nathan Redmond's miss sent them out of Euro 2017.
          Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism'   
UPDATE at 12:35 p.m., ET, Jan. 17: Many of you wrote in to tell us you were taken aback by Whole Foods top executive John Mackey characterizing the health law as fascism in an NPR interview, and apparently, he's feeling a little sheepish. About three minutes into his otherwise amiable chat with CBS This Morning hosts on on Thursday, Mackey walked back his comments in response to a direct question from Norah O'Donnell: "Well, I think that was a bad choice of words on my part ... that word has an association with of course dictatorships in the 20th century like Germany and Spain, and Italy. What I know is that we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care, it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate, it's not based on voluntary exchange. The government is directing it. So we need a new word for it. I don't know what they right word is," Mackey says. Part 1 of his interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep is linked above, and you can hear him discuss
          MotoGP Alemania 2017: toda la información a un click de distancia   

Sachsenring Motogp 2017

El Campeonato del Mundo de MotoGP llega a Sachsenring antes del parón de verano. El Gran Premio de Alemania es uno de esos circuitos en los que se corre en el sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj. Alemania, es junto a EEUU, territorio de Marc Márquez: lleva ganando siete años seguidos en diferentes categorías. Con el nuevo reasfaltado del circuito, seguro que se vuelven a marcar nuevos récords y además es un circuito en el que Michelin no ha podido probar sus neumáticos.

Para que no te pierdas detalle te dejamos recogidas a continuación todas las noticias del GP de Alemania. Estaremos atentos al cielo para ver que nos deparan las carreras en el circuito germano.

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          UPDATE: German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering   
UPDATE: German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering
          UPDATE: German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering, says McClellan   
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          UPDATE: German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering   
UPDATE: German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering
          German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering, says McClellan   
German bonds may offer the clearest warning that the stock market's bull run is sputtering, says McClellan
          MucVen: Mit dem Fahrrad über die Alpen (Teil 2: Das Fahrrad)   
Die letzten Touren habe ich mit „Fuhrie – Das Wunderrad“ bezwungen: Ein schwarzes Trekkingbike aus dem Hause KTM, das zwar „Light“ auf der Seite stehen hat, mit seinen knapp 20 Kilo allerdings eher so mitteldoll Spaß macht, wenn man bergauf fährt. Ich suchte also nach einem leichten Rad, das sowohl einigermaßen geländegängig ist, als auch … „MucVen: Mit dem Fahrrad über die Alpen (Teil 2: Das Fahrrad)“ weiterlesen
          Salute! Beer & Sauerbraten   

“We’ll be back in 2 hours - just in time for that sauerbraten dinner you promised us!” Dad said as his long legs carried him swiftly across the front yard toward his pick-up truck. His friend Pat was waiting in the truck leisurely puffing on his pipe. They were going on an afternoon adventure to scope out a piece of “ground” as they did so often when Dad was preparing to build another house.

“That’s perfect timing! While you’re gone, Mom and I are going to do some prep work for Cheryl’s baby shower, and bottle a batch of Christmas beer,” I shouted to Dad from my back porch as he closed the truck door behind him and waved a hasty goodbye.

When I went back into the house I could see that Mom had finished washing the old brown 1-quart beer bottles. We arranged the empties on the floor in a half-circle in front of the weathered 10-gallon crock, which Pat and Dad had hoisted onto a chair for us so it would be easier to siphon every crystal clear drop from the crock into the bottles.

“You know, for two people who don’t drink beer, we certainly spend a lot of time bottling it!” Mom smiled. She was ribbing me and I knew that she also enjoyed the challenge of making home brew, because much like wine, the finished product turned out different every year.

“It’s worth all the fuss to see my beer-loving friends’ faces light up at Christmas when I hand them a bottle of pure golden, bubbly brew, made right here in my own dining room!” I replied peering down into the crock. We listened for the beer’s familiar “hiss, sizzle, gurgle,” that we had heard earlier in the week, it was quiet and still, a temporary flatness, which indicated it was ready to bottle.

We each grabbed a siphoning tube and pulled up a chair. We dipped one end of the tube into the crock, sucked on the other end of the tube to start the brew flowing through the tube and began siphoning fresh green beer into our 72 bottles.

We no sooner got started when the phone rang. I removed my siphon hose from the crock and laid it aside to answer the phone. Throughout the afternoon we had numerous calls, which meant we had to start a new tap with each interruption.

The phone rang again just as we were filling the last few bottles. “Eello! Oh hi, Cheryl. I’m so glat you called. Ows our expectant Mommy do’in?” I said into the phone.

Mom tapped me on the shoulder and whispered, “remind her that we need a final guest lissht.”

“Do ya think we should start cap’in some of these baattles?” Mom asked, pulling the bottle capper to the edge of the dining room table and through several pools of spilled beer, which had dribbled down the table leg and had splashed onto the floor.

“That’s a gooot idea, Mom, the crock is emtee.”

I glanced out the dining room window, “Oh my gaawsh! Pad and Dat are comm’n up the driveway! Is it dinnertime all ratty?”

Mom started tittering and pointed an inebriated finger at me, “I think yur tiptssy!”

We looked at each other with a wavering glance, and realized that we were both feeling the effects of the beer. Suddenly everything was funny! We couldn’t stop giggling, our faces quickly covered with tears of laughter.

Much to Dad and Pat’s surprise, they found Mom and me surrounded by a sea of beer bottles, reeking of brewski and three sheets to the wind.

“Hey, Pat, get a load of these two teetotalers - they’ve got a snoot full!” Dad cried out above the clamor, and then both men burst into laughter.

Dad and Pat were good sports about our unintentional toot. With the help of our slurred instructions, the men boiled some red potatoes and put the finishing touches on the sauerbraten, and all was well with the world.

Oktoberfest Sauerbraten

1 large arm cut chuck roast

2 medium onions, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 ½ cups red wine vinegar

2 ½ cup water

12 whole cloves

6 bay leaves

12 whole black peppercorns

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

2-4 tablespoons cooking oil

1 pint sour cream

Place roast in a large glass or plastic marinating container. Prepare marinade in a large bowl (a mixing bowl with a pour spout works good) by combining onions, lemon, vinegar, water, cloves, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, sugar and ginger; stir well. Pour marinade over roast and cover. Marinate roast in refrigerator for 3-4 days, turning at least twice daily.

Set oven at 300°. Remove roast from marinade, reserving all remaining marinade except for the lemons, which should be discarded. Using paper towels, dry the roast thoroughly and set aside.

Pour cooking oil into a large heated skillet and brown roast on both sides. Place roast in a large baking pan or roaster, that’s been treated with cooking spray, pour marinade over roast; cover.

Bake for 3 hours, or until tender. Move roast to a serving platter, and keep it warm in the oven while sauce is being prepared. Remove and discard bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns from pan juices. Pour juice into a saucepan, bring it to a boil, and remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Boiled red potatoes and slow-cooked green beans or steamed green cabbage make an excellent accompaniment for sauerbraten. Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Note: I'd suggest making Sauerbraten in the crock pot and serving it simply with egg noodles and steamed carrots or green beans when making it in August to celebrate National Beer Day. It's traditionally an October-fest meal, or a German Pot Roast made more during the cooler months. But who can resist washing down delicious savory sauerbraten with a cold, frosty beer? Certainly NOT Mom and me!

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For anyone who's interested, I have a family recipe for making old fashioned home brew. Send your request to: info@porkchopsandapplesauce.net

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Check out Wetawa Question & Answer Foodie Site for all your cooking and food questions. If Cynthia can't answer your question, there's someone out there who can.

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          Physical Therapist - Choice Health Management Services - Germanton, NC   
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          14 soldiers wounded in clash with Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines   

The Philippine Army said 14 soldiers were wounded on Friday in an encounter with Abu Sayyaf bandits in the island province of Sulu as the military launched an intensified operation following the beheading of a German hostage.


          Philippines checking reports Islamists beheaded German captive   

The fate of a 70-year-old German man held captive for three months in the southern Philippines was unknown after a deadline for a ransom to be paid passed Sunday, a military spokesman said.


          Ebay Product Grabber by Danni247   
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          translator, technical support operator and writer - open to bidding by Fede14simo   
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          La Riera   


Rierencs i rierenques, estem a poques hores del final de la vuitena i darrera temporada d’aquesta sèrie familiar tant trepidant i rica en trames que entrellacen emocions i sentiments al voltant de la família Guitart i el seu restaurant Can Riera.

Creieu que serà un capítol extrem? Ja esteu preparats?

Qui va matar a en Claudi? Es farà justícia amb l’assassinat de la Candela? I en Bruno? L’Avellaneda no pot sortir indemne i la Lidia tampoc.

S’arribarà a inaugurar l’hotel de la fonda? Com acabaran els cors dels nostres protagonistes desprès d’aquesta temporada tan emocionant?

Si heu respost que si us convidem a recordar el llibre La Riera. Orígens i secrets de la família. Les receptes del restaurant de la mà de Cossetània Edicions.

Aquest llibre és imprescindible per a seguidors d’aquesta sèrie amenitzadora de migdies. 

El primer apartat i més apreciat per mi, és Orígens i secrets de la família on se’ns explica l’evolució del restaurant i la família Guitart des de el 1916 quan la Mercè Massaguer, avia de la nostra Mercè, va conèixer el seu marit, en Quimet Riera.

Amb l’ajuda de l’arbre genealògic de la família ens passegem per Sant Climent a través de cinc generacions, descobrim com a través d’herències el restaurant va anar passant de mans i creixent fins esdevenir un dels més destacats de la comarca. 

Cal tenir en compte que el llibre és de l’any 2010 i es correspon a finals de la primera temporada doncs se’ns presenten els besnéts d’en Quimet d’una manera que ara no és. Per començar en Claudi (el meu ídol, ho havia de dir) feliç i acaramel·lat amb la jove i glamourosa Lídia Almeda; l’Ernest al costat de la Sònia i veient com l’Ariadna tot just entra a l’adolescència; el Lluís amb la Carol i el Sergi, el nostre nen, sense parella, sense fills i com al gran digne successor del llegat gastronòmic familiar.

Fa gracia veure com la Núria Furió ens transporta al passat, a allò que ha desembocat en el que és ara Can Riera. Qui sospitaria que al 2013 hauríem d’incloure assassinats, divorcis, un nou restaurant a Madrid, el grup Batea, els cursos de cuina de la Maribel, restaurants a la competència i un munt d’embolics a la direcció? 

Emmarcat amb un treball fotogràfic que il·lustra a la perfecció la trama i la importància de la taula i el menjar en aquesta família. Gairebé cada escena transcendental ha passat al voltant d’un bon àpat. Si, no menciono la piscina perquè no vull ferir sensibilitats.

El segon apartat és Les receptes del restaurant on se’ns presenten una selecció de primers, peix, carn i postres que ben bé podrien ser del restaurant familiar.

Cuina catalana tradicional explicada pas a pas que faran les delícies de la família. 

Us recomano que us apropeu a alguna llibreria i fiqueu el nas en aquest llibre, no us en penedireu doncs tots intuïm el que passava amb la Mercè i la seva germana i qui van ser els fundadors del restaurant però l’autora li dona el toc que nosaltres no li sabem donar, ho explica com si fos un “previously” de les sèries americanes, un relat que ens obre la finestra del passat sense perdre de vista la coherència amb la línia de la trama i l’evolució d’aquesta al llarg de les temporades.

Ja sabeu, teniu deures d’estiu, recuperem l’essència de tan magnífica sèrie tot investigant d’on venen els nostres amics de la família Guitart.




          Llibres de referència Harry Potter   


Estem molt contents de poder aportar no tan sols una opinió sobre tres volums imprescindibles per a tots els seguidors de J.K.Rowling, sinó per a la vessant solidaria de l’autora i de l’Editorial Empúries en aquest cas.

Fa cosa d’un mes, més o menys, us presentàvem títol per títol les aventures d’en Harry Potter. Fem memòria, vàrem conèixer el món de la màgia i els seus personatges amb “Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal”, “Harry Potter i la cambra secreta” i “Harry Potter i el pres d’Azkaban”, vam gaudir d’un impàs ampliant el món màgic més enllà dels murs de Hogwarts a “Harry Potter i el calze de foc” i finalment arribem al preàmbul del final, a l’estratègia en front la lluita a “Harry Potter i l’ordre del Fènix” i “Harry Potter i el misteri del Príncep” i acabar a la fi amb “Harry Potter i les relíquies de la mort”, una historia que acabava amb "Feia dinou anys que a en Harry no li feia mal la cicatriu. Tot anava bé." Preàmbul de la novel·la que s’ha publicat aquest any sota el títol “Harry Potter i el llegat maleït”.


Docs bé, la col·lecció no estaria completa sense les noves edicions de tres exemplars que completen el món màgic dels personatges i alhora volen aportar màgia al món real, ja que els ingressos derivats de les vendes van destinats a Comic Relif i Lumus, dues organitzacions que lluiten per els infants i joves de tot el món que han quedat amagats en un sistema burocràtic antiquat.

El primer exemplar que us vull presentar és El Quidditch de totes les èpoques, un dels títols més populars a la biblioteca de Hogwarts i que compta amb un pròleg signat per l’Albus Dumbledore. En aquest volum descobrireu des de l’evolució de les escombres voladores, la invenció de la papallona daurada, com ha evolucionat el joc i com es juga avui.

Un exemplar amb tapa dura, de color verd com la gespa del camps de Quiddith i amb contrastos daurats de la seva papallona, amb breus il·lustracions per mostrar esquemes sobre elements i tècniques que us ajudaran tant si el practiqueu con si en sou aficionats espectadors.

El segon exemplar que us presentaré recull Les rondalles del Bard Gallard, contes d’abans d’anar a dormir per a joves bruixes i bruixots, molts d’ells amb la seva pròpia moralitat final, pot ser per això aquest volum és blau amb estrelles daurades com la nit.

Aquest recull consta de cinc històries d’allò més imaginatives, plenes d’aventures, d’enganys, de dolor i, com no podia ser d’una altra manera, de màgia. Traduït de l’antic text rúnic per Hermione Granger i amb extensos comentaris d’Albus Dumbledore, aquesta edició sorprenent il·lumina els contes clàssics per a lectors moderns. Amb introducció, notes i il·lustracions de J.K. Rowling, aquesta col·lecció de rondalles serà un delit tant per a muggles com per a mags. 

Podreu gaudir de “El bruixot i l’olla saltadora”, “La font de la bona fortuna”, “El cor pelut del Nigromant”, “La Babbitty Rabbitty i la soca riallera” i de “La rondalla dels tres germans”, aquesta darrera rondalla ja la coneixem ja que es introduïda a “Harry Potter i les relíquies de la mort”

El darrer exemplar que us presentaré és el complement perfecte per a “Bèsties fantàstiques i on trobar-les. El guió original”.

Amb una portada tota vermella i amb alguna que d’altra bestia fantàstica ens trobem amb el llibre signat per Newt Scamander i amb un pròleg només per a bruixots sobre Bèsties Fantàstiques i on trobar- les.

Un volum on descobrirem que són aquestes bèsties, els seus amagatalls, la seva classificació segons la Conselleria d’Afers Màgics, un glossari amb els seus noms i característiques, on ens introdueix sis bèsties poc conegudes fora de la comunitat de mags americana, i una breu pinzellada sobre l’autor.



Ara ja teniu al vostre abast la col·lecció completa per a joves bruixots o muggles espavilats.

Que la màgia us acompanyi.



          SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS NOW LEGAL ON GERMANY   
Germany will now be able to marry and adopt children under a new law passed by parliament. Gay marriage is now a law in the Germany. The country passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in a snap vote that made it onto the agenda before the summer break. The bill passed by 393 to 226, with […]
          Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work   
By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last…
          Early growth response in trees following peatland drainage   
À McLennan et Wolf Creek dans le centre de l’Alberta, l’épinette noire (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) et le mélèze laricin (Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch) affichent une croissance supérieure dans deux tourbières drainées, 9-10 ans après le drainage, par comparaison à leur croissance mesurée dans des placettes témoins non drainées. Dans les placettes drainées, les accroissements de la hauteur, du diamètre et du volume ont été, respectivement, de 2,7 à 3,5, de 1,6 à 2,3 et de 4,4 à 9,7 fois plus élevés. Aucun effet net de l’espacement des fossés (30, 40, 50 ou 60 m) sur la croissance ne s’observe, et la corrélation entre la croissance et la distance des arbres du fossé le plus proche est faible. Ces résultats semblent indiquer que l’abaissement du niveau de la nappe phréatique a été suffisant pour créer des zones non saturées qui ont facilité une croissance comparable des arbres dans les bandes entre les fossés. D’après des analyses dendrométriques, l’amélioration de la croissance pourrait débuter 3 ou 4 ans après le drainage. Le succès de la régénération de l’épinette noire dans les placettes témoins à McLennan et la taille raisonnable du recrutement des deux essences dans les placettes témoins semblent indiquer que ces essences peuvent germer et survivre dans les terrains humides au début, mais que le niveau élevé de la nappe phréatique inhibe subséquemment leur croissance. Il faudra continuer de mesurer périodiquement les arbres des deux essences afin de déterminer les patrons de croissance à long terme et d’évaluer la faisabilité financière du drainage des tourbières comme option pratique d’aménagement forestier.
          Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly Boutique - 1969   



Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, the sheffield fashion boutique launched in 1967 by local business entrepreneur Roger Howe, has been a source of intrigue to me for quite a while. He was inspired to name the shop after one of Marc Bolan's lyrics from 'Desdemona' the John's Children single which had been released earlier that same year (and then subsequently banned because of it by the BBC, as they considered it to be too controversial). I first came across the boutique in 2009, when I picked up a copy of the excellent King Mojo and Beyond book about the Pop Art scene which sprang up around the legendary Sheffield live music venue. There on page 39, amongst the club posters, membership cards and murals, were three small images which included an advertisement for the shop and a couple of photographs of Sue Barfield, one of the artists who had painted the facade and designed the interior while also working as head sales assistant. I've always been curious to know a bit more about it, but apart from one other fantastic photograph taken by JR. James in december 1967, I hadn't managed to find anything else until quite recently. Sometimes these things tend to unravel at their own pace, and purely by chance, it eventually arrived via a weekly feature written for Jackie Magazine in 1969 called Around the Boutiques with Sam. It gives a little bit of information about the owner and the back story of how he launched the shop, plus a really great description of the interior and the type of gear that they sold, which you can read all about for yourself in the original article below.







   
  All because John Lennon made a slip of the tongue
Question: What have a cut-price bathroom suite showroom and way-out boutique got in common??! The answer is —tah-rah—a very trendy, go-ahead young man by the name of Roger Howe, who owns both. His main interest, though, is in the boutique at 157 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, called ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly.'' ''Ooo!'' I hear you gasp. ''How Suggestive!!'' But keep your hair-piece on. It was all due to a boob made by John Lennon when, in a show, he introduced the song ''Desdemona'' as ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly.'' which is a line in the song. That decided Roger to call his boutique the same. What has all this got to do with cut-price baths, then?? Nothing.

A man of many interests is Roger, so he opened the bath business last year as a prosperous sideline. Although he is racing off to London, buying stock for the boutique every week, he still manages to run both enterprises successfully. AND, apart from all that Roger plans to turn the back half of the ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' into an antique shop. About two years ago, several young ladies were almost arrested for parading around Sheffield's main streets wearing kinky Quorum see-through blouses! VERY DARING!! But it was only a brilliant opening-day publicity stunt, contrived by Roger. With the result, he succeeded in getting the recognition he set out to achieve for the boutique, by his shock tactics! Clever! 

There is a sort of Victorian air in ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' although the music which constantly blows your mind, I'm sure would not amuse Queen Victoria!! The interior of the boutique was creatively designed by head assistant, Sue Barfield, who should know what she's about, after doing a three year design course at Sheffield College of Art. One wall is completely white with a gigantic psychedelic flower decoration. The two deep red walls add to the mysterious atmosphere created by the striking blue tinted window, which takes up the entire front of the shop. The clothes hang on red rails attached to chains suspended from the tiled mirror ceiling.  

Everywhere you look there are relics of Victoriana times. A super, huge antique cash register, old but now brightly painted chairs, the same with a chest of drawers and painted-up curly coat stand which some of the most fantastic gear is draped over. The communal changing room is divided at one end by a heavy wine velvet curtain hanging from large white rings on a low, white pole. Old reproductions decorate the deep blue walls along with 1930 pin-up type notelets which  sells for a shilling each.  Although this is the colour scheme now, it may change tomorrow because every time Roger returns from London he not only brings back new clothes but also lots of groovy ideas for interior design, which Sue soon puts into action! ''Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly'' is definitely THE place for Sheffield's turned-on dollies stocking such excellent makes as Ossie Clark, Alice Pollock, Early Bird and Consortium. 





The illustrated trouser suit by Ossie Clark is black crepe with scarlet silk edging and costs £10 10s. A bit pricey perhaps, but so outstanding it's really worth it. The jacket is fitted, giving a very slimming effect and the trousers flare out gently with an edge split from the knee down. Also featured is a gorgeous dolly dress in flame satin by Early Bird with black velvet bands round the gathered cuffs and neck and round the hemline. A bit more economical, this at £5 5s. Other good buys are Ossie Clark blouses for £3 15s which look really soopah teamed with a shocking pink velvet tunic suit by Early Bird £6 19s 6d. Dresses range from as little as £3 to £7 and trousers at roughly £5 5s. 






The black crepe trouser suit illustrated above is featured in this episode of the German TV series Der Kommissar, it's modelled by Pattie Boyd at approximately 1:50 into the clip, along with several other Ossie Clark designs throughout, which are again modelled by Pattie and some more well known models of the era, including Amanda Lear and Kari-ann Muller. 



The Fashion boutique Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, Norfolk Street, December 1967, Image titled "Sheffield Graphics" by JR James, courtesy of The JR. James Archive.




                        Sue Barfield at the entrance to Lift Up Your Skirt and Fly on Norfolk Street, Sheffield.




                                               Another photograph of Sue Barfield inside the boutique.


                                                           IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from the following publications except where stated *otherwise (1.) Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly (poster advertisement) from King Mojo and Beyond by Peter J. Stringfellow, Dave Manvell and Paul Norton. (2.) Ossie Clark & Early Bird illustration from Jackie Magazine issue No.226 April 1969 for an original article by Sam (artist uncredited), (3.) The facade of the Fashion boutique Lift Up Your Skirt And Fly, Norfolk Street, December 1967, Image titled "Sheffield Graphics" by JR James, *courtesy of The JR. James Archive, (4. & 5.) Sue Barfield at Lift Up Your Skirt and Fly on Norfolk Street, Sheffield, from King Mojo and Beyond by Peter J. Stringfellow, Dave Manvell and Paul Norton. Listen to 'Desdemona' by John's Children here, Discover more about Peter Stringfellow's King Mojo Club here, You'll find film footage of an early interview with Alice Pollock & Ossie Clark at Quorum from 1966 here.  An example of another dress from Early Bird Boutique here. And finally, purchase the King Mojo book here, it's a really interesting read with incredible images, and all author royalties go to a very deserving charity.



          Fall into September with North Dakota fun   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Summer is winding down but September is full of adventure in North Dakota. Raise a glass (or beer stein) to the waning days of warmth at Oktoberfest. Soak in the sounds, colors and dance movements of a powwow. Bask in the glow of a star-filled sky during an astronomy festival. Or don your school colors and show hometown spirit at one of many homecoming events. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.

2016 GRANDowntown Street Fair
Grand Forks
September 9-10
What's up is Downtown Grand Forks? More than 150 vendors will fill the streets, Town Square and Greenway park space with art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, music, food and fun during this inaugural event. Artist lineup features Rhyme or Reason, Boomtown, Sean Emery, and Joseph Bommersbach “Blind Joe”. http://downtowngrandforks.org/street-fair/; 701-746-4636
 
United Tribes International Powwow
Bismarck
September 9-11
Come out for one of the highly awarded, premier cultural events in North Dakota. United Tribes International Powwow features more than 1,500 dancers and drummers from more than 70 tribes and regularly attracts around 20,000 spectators. www.unitedtribespowwow.com; 701-255-3285
 
Bakken X-Trek
Williston
September 10
This terrain race is hailed as “MonDak’s Filthiest 5K” and is back for another year to take full advantage of Williston’s rugged geography. Extreme North Dakota (END) helped develop this challenging course that has participants running, crawling, wading and climbing their way towards the finish line. www.bakkenxtrek.com; 701-774-9041
 
Big Iron
West Fargo
September 13-15
It will take a fast tractor and heaps of energy to visit all 900 exhibits at the largest farm show in the Upper Midwest but the Big Iron Farm Show tempts you to do it. Demonstrations, craft shows, seminars and more serve to educate farmers and ranchers from around the world about the latest innovation and advancements in agriculture. www.bigironfarmshow.com; 701-282-2200
 
51st Annual Potato Bowl
Grand Forks
September 13-17
It’s the 51st year of the annual Potato Bowl so join this unique celebration of potatoes and football! Festivities include the World's Largest French Fry Feed, live music, fireworks and a parade. Cheer on the University of North Dakota as it plays the University of South Dakota on Saturday. www.potatobowl.org; 218-773-3633
 
Downtowners Street Fair
Bismarck
September 16-17
Anointed the “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck, Downtowners Street Fair is back for another year of food and fun. More than 180 arts, crafts and food vendors offer handmade favorites, delicious eats and engaging activities in the heart of downtown Bismarck. Held in conjunction with the Autmnfest Parade on Saturday. Spend a day downtown. www.downtownbismarck.com; 701-223-1958.
 
Bismarck Marathon
Bismarck
September 17
Kroll’s Bismarck Marathon weaves through the Missouri River Valley and the cities of Bismarck and Mandan. Cheer runners from across the United States and Canada in this qualifier for the Boston and New York City marathons. www.bismarckmarathon.com; 701-220-9162
 
Octoberfest
Jamestown
September 17
It’s Octoberfest in North Dakota replete with beer, brats and lederhosen. Visit the Stutsman County Fairgrounds in Jamestown to commemorate German heritage. Don’t miss the wiener dog race, musical entertainment and games. Attendees must be 21 years old. www.jamestownarts.com; 701-251-2496.
 
Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase
Dickinson
September 17-18
Shop from many Pride of Dakota members at the Harvest Showcase where you’ll find unique products, including gourmet food, wine, art, jewelry, sporting goods, home décor, and pet items. www.prideofdakota.nd.gov; 701-328-2231
 
Wild Hog Weekend/Grand Forks Marathon
Grand Forks
September 23-24
Put your sneakers on and grab some family fun with hog races and a 5K run/walk. A 10K, half marathon and an inaugural full marathon are highlights of this event that also includes food and live entertainment. www.gfmarathon.com; 701-746-0444
 
Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival
Medora
September 23–25
Marvel at the vastness of our universe and its countless twinkling stars while learning the secrets of the night sky from nationally recognized astronomers at the fourth annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival. Events take place in and around Theodore Roosevelt National Park. www.nps.gov/thro/learn/nature/dakota-nights-festival.htm;  
 
Oktoberfest Mandan
Mandan
September 24
German-themed family fun abounds at Mandan’s Oktoberfest in Dykshoorn Park. Polka bands, German food vendors, beer gardens, children’s activities, adult games and a hay maze make this a not-to-be-missed fall favorite. www.mandanprogress.org; 701-751-2983.
 
Applefest
Bismarck
September 24-25
For the 10th year, Bismarck’s pioneer town of Buckstop Junction comes alive with entertainment for all ages. The event, which benefits the Bismarck Cancer Center, features live music, food and craft vendors, a range of children’s activities and a fall festival tradition – an apple pie eating contest. 701-222-6119
 
NDSU Homecoming
Fargo
September 26–October 1
Join a multi-day celebration of a Top 100 research university and its successful athletics program that consistently impresses the nation. Events include a parade, tailgating, a coronation, reunions and - of course - a football game! www.ndsu.edu/homecoming/; 701-231-8011.
 
Norsk Høstfest
Minot
September 27-October 1
It’s lefse, lutefisk, Vikings and all things Nordic. Don’t miss out on uniquely Scandinavian delicacies and much more at North America’s largest Scandinavian festival. www.hostfest.com; 701-852-2368 
 
These are just a few of North Dakota activities and events taking place in September. For more information, go to NDtourism.com or phone 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663
 
Follow North Dakota Tourism on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TravelND , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/northdakotalegendary/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NorthDakota and get tips on what to see and do all year long.
 
North Dakota’s accommodations are plentiful and varied. With more than 25,000 hotel rooms available in North Dakota, you’ll find a comfortable place to rest your head. So, plan your North Dakota vacation now. Go to NDtourism.com.

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          Groundperson with DL - Asplundh Tree Expert Co. - 049 - Germanton, NC   
Gathers brush and feed brush into wood chipper. We are currently seeking a Vegetation Groundperson to join our team....
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          Germany passes law against online hate speech   
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          Summer Fun Abounds this July in North Dakota   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Summer in North Dakota is in full swing and the long, warm days bring abundant opportunities for summertime fun. The beloved North Dakota State Fair gets under way for its 51st year and promises two weeks of midsummer entertainment that includes an impressive lineup of musical guests. Don your red, white and blue and revel in our nation’s independence at one of numerous Fourth of July celebrations across the state. Soak up the summer vibe with music and good food at a local festival. There are many ways to find fun this summer in North Dakota. To find more information about these activities, and for a complete list of events, go to NDtourism.com or call 800-435-5663 or 701-328-2525.
 
Mandan Rodeo Days
Mandan
July 2-4
For three days Mandan comes alive with exhilarating professional rodeo performances, Art in the Park, concerts, dancing, baseball, road race and a lively Fourth of July parade and fireworks celebration. Check out www.mandanrodeo.com for more information; 701-751-2983.  
 
Shakespeare in the Parks
Beach
July 2
Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket and come on out as Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 44th season with a production of Richard III. The show is free. Learn more at www.shakespeareintheparks.org.
 
First on First Event
Dickinson
July 7, 14, 21, and 28
Dickinson residents celebrate the long days of summer with summer nights at First on First, held every Thursday summer night where First Avenue and First Street meet downtown. Starting at 5:00 PM, gift and food vendors, live performers and children’s activities will be available to attendees. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/firstonfirstdickinson/.
 
Ryan Keplin Summer Fest
Rolette
July 8-10
This three-day festival promises to keep your feet tapping and your heart pumping with jigging, fiddling, square dancing, evening entertainment and other family-centered activities. The Ryan Keplin Summer Fest invites all comers to share in a commemoration of Metis culture in the scenic Turtle Mountains. http://www.ryankeplin.com; 701-477-9479.
 
White Cloud’s Birthday/Tatanka Festival
Jamestown
July 8-10
Jamestown was the home to White Cloud, an albino bison that recently returned to her birth ranch in Michigan. The city will continue to honor her and her off-spring at this celebration, which includes a kids’ carnival, Wild West Shoot-Out, car show, parade, street dance and pancake breakfast. Details can be found at www.jamestowncalendar.com, 701-252-8648.
 
Red River Valley Fair
West Fargo
July 12–17
This perennial festival favorite is back for another year of exhibits, livestock, live music, midway shows, food and entertainment. Don’t miss this Fargo summer staple, especially with performers that include Chris Janson, Tigerlily, Hairball, Big & Rich and Three Days Grace. http://redrivervalleyfair.com; 701-282-2200.
 
Downtowners German Days
Bismarck
July 14–16
Bismarck’s Downtowners German Days is back for its second year and revelers are ready to rejoice in all things German! Join locals in the heart of this historically German and Germans from Russia-settled area as they celebrate with food, music and (of course) beer. Visit www.bismarckgermandays.com for more information.
 
Downtown Fargo Street Fair
Fargo
July 14-16
Gather with friends and stroll Fargo’s charming downtown city blocks lined with vendors’ booths during the city’s 41st Annual Downtown Street Fair. Check out handmade arts and crafts by local and regional artisans, sample the delicious food and enjoy a variety of great entertainment. Visit http://downtownfargo.com; 701-242-1570.
 
Real American Jam Music Festival
Medora
July 15–17
Spend the weekend camping and enjoying music and fun at the Real American Jam Music Festival at Buffalo Gap Ranch. Artists Ned Ledoux, Joe Diffie and Corb Lund will be in attendance, and all proceeds from the festival will go towards supporting local, injured veterans. To purchase tickets and learn more check out www.realamericanjam.com.
 
Ukrainian Festival
Dickinson
July 22-23
This 31st annual ethnic celebration highlights the heritage and culture of Ukrainians in North Dakota. The festivities include concerts, dancing, Ukrainian meals, educational seminars and more. http://www.ucitoday.org; 701-483-1486.
 
North Dakota State Fair
Minot
July 22-30
The North Dakota State Fair is in its 51st year with nine evenings of exciting entertainment, including performances by Kenny Chesney, KISS, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Fall Out Boy, Old Dominon and more. Enjoy a vast array of unique food vendors, an exciting midway and displays and side shows throughout the grounds. http://ndstatefair.com; 701-857-7620.   
 
Taylor Horse Fest
Taylor
July 30-31
Saddle up for this fun annual event that is all about horse culture. Activities include a parade of horses and horse-drawn equipment, craft vendors, draft horse pulls, driving competitions, demonstrations, cowboy shooting, live music and more. http://taylorhorsefest.com; 701-974-4210.
 
Follow North Dakota Tourism on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TravelND, Twitter at twitter.com/NorthDakota and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/northdakotalegendary and get tips on what to see and do all year long. 
 
North Dakota’s lodging options are plentiful and varied. With more than 25,000 hotel rooms available in North Dakota, you’ll find a comfortable place to rest your head. So, plan your North Dakota vacation now. Go to NDtourism.com.     

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          Travel and Tourism Week Highlights State's Third-Largest Industry    
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Nationally, the travel industry contributes $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy, and one in every nine American jobs depends on the industry. The impact of this is significant right here in North Dakota with 24 million visitors spending $3.6 billion across the state.
 
In recognition of the travel industry’s significant contributions to our state, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared May 1-7 “North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week.”
 
North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week is held in conjunction with the U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week, an annual salute to the tourism and travel industry that recognizes the industry’s benefits and importance to communities and Americans.
 
“Tourism is an integral contributor to our state’s economic growth, generating revenue for hundreds of tourism-based businesses,” Dalrymple said. “I am pleased to declare North Dakota Travel and Tourism Week to honor the outstanding contributions the industry continues to make statewide, and look forward to welcoming millions of new and returning visitors each year to North Dakota.”
 
North Dakota’s travel industry continues to be a strong and stable contributor in our state’s economy, North Dakota Tourism Division Director Sara Otte Coleman said. “Travel spending impacts all 53 counties because of the variety of experiences offered. From the Badlands and parks, to historic sites and urban amenities, there are enticing reasons to travel in and around every corner of North Dakota.”
 
The Impact of Travel and Tourism in North Dakota:
  • Tourism is North Dakota’s 3rd largest industry and important to our diversified economy
  • 24 million people visited North Dakota in 2013. (IHS)
  • North Dakota travel generated $307 million in taxes, or the equivalent of $1,011 per household. (IHS)
  • Visitor spending totaled $3.6 billion in 2013. The majority of expenditures, 55 percent, were by visitors from other U.S. states. International travelers made up 10 percent of the total, and in-state residents traveling to other parts of North Dakota accounted for 44 percent of spending. (IHS)
  • In 2014, every $1 invested in tourism advertising for North Dakota resulted in $94 in visitor spending. (Longwoods)
  • Canadian travelers are important to North Dakota Tourism. Canadians spent more than $266 million here in 2012. (Statistics Canada)
  • The top five U.S. states requesting visitor information are Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio.
  • The top six overseas markets requesting visitor information are UK, Germany, Italy, Australia/New Zealand, Nordic region and France.
  • Tourism is North Dakota’s fifth-largest employer supporting 26,600 jobs. (IHS)
  • Approximately $787 million in wages and salaries are generated through North Dakota tourism. (IHS)
 
Travel is one of America’s largest industries
Source: U.S. Travel Association
  • Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2.6 billion a day, $108.1 million an hour, $1.8 million a minute and $30,033 a second.
  • Travel generates $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy.
  • Direct travel spending in the U.S. totaled $947.1 billion by domestic and international travelers in 2015.
  • One in every 9 American jobs depends on travel.
  • Each U.S. household would pay $1,187 MORE in taxes without the tax revenue generated by the travel industry.

Get connected to great information about vacationing in North Dakota by becoming a fan of Travel North Dakota at www.facebook.com/TravelND or following North Dakota Tourism on Twitter at twitter.com/NorthDakota or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/northdakotalegendary.
 
To see a calendar of events and learn about all there is to experience in North Dakota, request a copy of the North Dakota Travel Guide by calling 800-435-5663 or NDtourism.com
 

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          Elfsborg kryssade – borta mot Halmstad   

Det blev delad pott i den allsvenska omstarten.

Halmstad tryckte på för ett segermål i slutet – men fick nöja sig med 1-1 hemma mot Elfsborg.


          Helpdesk Technician - Wits Solutions - Germantown, MD   
Answering customer phone calls. Providing remote technical support. Ordering replacement parts. Documentation and incident management using the USPS Remedy...
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          CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant - HomeCare.com - Maryland - Germantown, MD   
License or Certification:. Care Providers are subject to background screening, reference checking, and abuse registry searches.... $15 an hour
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          Radiology Technologist -- PT, 20hrs - Holy Cross Health - Germantown, MD   
Ensures that radiographs are taken in accordance with the State regulations and in conjunction with the ALARA principle....
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          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-FT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
High school diploma or equivalent and six months of supervisory experience (or related experience/training) preferred....
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          SALES ASSOCIATE - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. At Dollar General, you can see a clear and fast path to career growth and success....
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          LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE-PT - Dollar General - Germanton, NC   
High school diploma or equivalent and six months of supervisory experience (or related experience/training) preferred....
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          Honoring Our Heritage   
By ND Commerce - Tourism Division
Honoring Our Heritage
Heritage is something taken quite seriously in North Dakota, and until our recent population boom, it was easy to assume anyone who lived here came from farming roots. North Dakotans are a tight-knit group, often truthfully answering yes when people say, “I know someone from North Dakota. Do you know him?”
But there is a lot more to North Dakota heritage than how it may typically get portrayed on “Fargo” or as “fly-over country.” With Scandinavian and German influences impacting our state from our reserved personalities to our favorite holiday treats, there are many unique and special things to know about North Dakota
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Agriculture
While more and more people are a generation removed from “the farm,” 90 percent of North Dakota is still privately owned land, and 90 percent of that land is used for agriculture. North Dakota farmers feed the world, growing durum that is used to make pasta across the globe. North Dakota leads the nation with commodities like wheat, flax, canola, sunflowers, pulse crops, honey, and more.

And it’s not just the crops we’re known for either.

Cattle production is also a key component of North Dakota agricultural exports. We produce enough beef for close to 115 million hamburgers yearly.

Visitors can learn about farming practices at interpretive centers throughout the state.

Hunting
Pheasants, ducks, geese, deer, you name it, North Dakota has it and we hunt it. We take hunting very seriously, in fact, some schools even close on “deer opener.”  

If you want help finding the hidden gems, we’ve got you covered. There are numerous lodges across the state that cater to outdoor enthusiasts year round.

Sit down and eat
Craving lefse? Do you even know what lefse is? This “potato tortilla” is a holiday staple in North Dakota and one of the many authentic Scandinavian foods you can find just about everywhere here! Remember to put butter and sugar on top to truly enjoy this treat. Let the food adventure continue with North Dakota staples like knoephla soup, bison burgers, pheasant pizza or rhubarb martinis.

Cowboy up
Yep, we’re talking trail riding, roping, rodeos and ranching. North Dakota cowboys are the real deal, and cowboy hats and boots are a necessity not a fashion statement. 

Take a step into the cowboy lifestyle by riding the trails this fall around Theodore Roosevelt National Park, working cattle at Black Leg Ranch or try the Sheyenne Oaks horse park on the eastern end of the state. If you want to be a little less hands-on, visit the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame for a glimpse at the men and women who have made North Dakota’s cowboy culture so strong.

Athletics
While they may not be “professional,” North Dakota sports teams definitely have the attention of the state and the nation.

Catch a University of North Dakota hockey game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.  With seven NCAA Division I National Championships under their belt, a home game has regular crowds of 12,000 people buzzing with excitement. Grab a grinder at the Red Pepper concession stands that have recently been added to the arena - the local food stop has been a staple in town since the 1960s.

The North Dakota State Bison football team is the reigning three-time Division I FCS national champs. Averaging more than 18,000 game attendees, the tailgating before the game gives fans the chance to mix and mingle. Bison fans set up their grills to tailgate in the parking lot and invite fans of the opposing team to stop and have a beer and a burger before the game. The Daily Meal named NDSU the #4 best college tailgate in the nation in 2014.

(Did you know famed NBA coach Phil Jackson also grew up in North Dakota?)

Literary
Whether it’s the wide open spaces or the peaceful solitude of winter, North Dakota has inspired many famous literary masters. Novelists like Louis L’Amour, who was considered one of the world’s most popular writers, are celebrated in the state. On the Louis L’Amour Trail you can step into the life and times of this great writer, who went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.

Or you can experience the life of Laurainne Snelling’s famous character Ingeborg Bjorklund and her family who settled in “Blessing, ND” on the banks of the Red River. The Blessing Museum in Drayton, ND is a nod to the book’s tales of North Dakota’s early settlement days.
 
There is more than meets the eye in North Dakota, and it is our heritage that has helped define many of these hidden gems. As we celebrate our heritage this month – marking out 125th birthday – we invite guests to join us and experience our legendary state.

For more information these or other pieces of North Dakota heritage, visit www.ndtourism.com

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           familiekalender 2017   
161 jaar geleden, op 2 juli 1856 huwde te Deerlijk Joannes,Baptista Verhamme met Maria,Joanna,Theresia Eggermont. Joannes(1826-1900) was een oudoom va
          Dalrymple Promotes North Dakota Trade Mission, Exports in Talks with Canadian Ambassador Doer   
By ND Governor
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will meet in Bismarck late today with Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, to discuss plans for a North Dakota trade mission to Canada the week of June 9, A delegation of North Dakota exporters will travel to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada with the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO).
 
“Canada is by far the largest buyer of North Dakota goods and services and it’s important that we continue to develop this important trade relationship,” Dalrymple said.  “The demand for North Dakota’s high-quality products and services continues to grow around the world. Sending a trade delegation to Canada is part of our ongoing work to expand North Dakota’s international business opportunities and further diversify state economy.”
 
For nearly 10 years, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other state officials have worked to increase North Dakota’s presence in the global marketplace.  In 2005, the state created the NDTO to help North Dakota businesses market their products and services in high-demand markets throughout the world. Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven and the NDTO staff also successfully worked to get established in Fargo an office of the U.S. Commercial Service.  Together, the NDTO and U.S. Commercial Service are dedicated to expanding the state’s global business opportunities through advocacy, education and international business services.
 
Between 2005 and 2010, Dalrymple, who was then North Dakota’s lieutenant governor and the founding chairman of the NDTO board of directors, led successful trade missions to Cuba, China, Ukraine, South Korea and several other key markets for North Dakota businesses. The governor also led the development of the NDTO’s annual Big Iron International Visitors Program which hosts hundreds of agricultural equipment buyers from around the world in conjunction with the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo.
 
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, who has served as the NDTO’s chairman since 2011, will lead the trade delegation to Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada in June. Wrigley has led several successful trade missions as well, with trips to China, Singapore and Kazakhstan.  The trade delegation will explore export opportunities and in-state investment opportunities involving the energy, aviation and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industries. NDTO staff is currently developing the trade mission. All North Dakota businesses with export opportunities in Canada are invited to participate. For more information about the trade mission and export opportunities in Canada, contact the North Dakota Trade Office at (701) 231-1150 or go online to http://ndto.com/
 
Since 2005, North Dakota’s merchandise sales in foreign markets have increased 173 percent, from about $1.1 billion to about $3 billion.  Canada is by far North Dakota’s largest international buyer, accounting for more than 60 percent of North Dakota’s export sales. Other key markets for North Dakota exports include Mexico, Australia, Belgium, China, Germany and Japan.
 
The NDTO has coordinated 49 trade missions to key markets around the world and 20 reverse trade missions to North Dakota, bringing together North Dakota exporters and worldwide customers. NDTO staff also provides international business training and host the annual Global Business Conference which will be held April 29 and 30 in Fargo. The conference brings together North Dakota exporters and international business experts and includes an awards ceremony to recognize the state’s leading export businesses.
 

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          APUC Commited Funding Requests Totaling $389,727   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $389,727 at its quarterly meeting held February 20th at the Choice Financial Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests were awarded:
 
Cummings Ag Inc. (Buxton) was awarded $58,069 to defray costs associated with implementing a marketing plan which will include: new corporate branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising and trade shows.
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finely) was awarded $87,593 to defray costs related to a detailed market research project. The project will help to verifying and pinpointing the potential customer base; fund a marketing campaign, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $83,765 to help fund research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls.
 
Bio-Sunn, Inc (Garrison) was awarded $92,000 to hire a consulting firm for conducting a final feasibility study necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing for constructing a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Dept of Plant Sciences (Fargo/Minot) was awarded $33,100 to help cover costs necessary to conduct research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine. 
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) was awarded $35,200 to explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results.
 
The next APUC board hearing will be held May 15th, 2014 in Williston.  Applications for the February meeting must be received by January 1st.  Prototype and Technical Assistance grants must be received by December 1st.
 
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.  For additional information, please visit www.NDAPUC.com.
 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $545,822   
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $545,822 at its quarterly meeting. This review is scheduled for February 20th at the Choice Financial – Community Board Room in Grafton.
 
APUC is a committee of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature based agri-tourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
 
The following requests will be reviewed:
 
Woodshed Renewables, LLC (Finley) is requesting $87,593 to defray costs to fund a detailed market research to verify and pinpoint the potential customer base; fund the marketing campaign to launch pre-market activity to include market literature, trade show attendance, packaging design and prototyping, website development and promotions. Contact David Fiebelkorn at 701-524-1150 for additional information.
 
Cummings Ag Inc (Buxton) is requesting $58,069 to assist in funding for the implement the marketing plan developed by Anchor marketing which includes:  new branding, new website, radio and print advertising, digital advertising (Google and other online sources), and several trade shows to break the new services of Cummings Ag Inc, into the marketplace. Contact Tracy Bjerke at 701-847-3125 for additional information.
 
NDSU Dept of Vet and Micro Sciences (Fargo) is requesting $83,765 to defray costs for research to increase understanding of microorganism’s heat resistance in various low moisture environments.  Research will protect the food industry from the negative effects of pathogenic contamination and food recalls. Contact Dr. Teresa Bergholz at 701-231-7692 for additional information.
 
NDSU – North Central Research Center and Plant Sciences (Minot/Fargo) is requesting $66,850 to help research for enhancement of the grape germplasm currently available to North Dakota wineries and provide new grape varieties capable of adapting to the cold climates of the state and producing high quality wine.  Funds will be utilized for salaries, supplies, travel, and greenhouse rental fees. Contact Harlene Hatterman-Valenti at 701-231-8536 for additional information.
 
NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Fargo) is requesting $82,345 to help cover costs of the development and commercialization of LaurusTech Industries devices and technologies could propel the company to market these devices to benefit ND agriculture and other industries, to safely improve the efficient handling of commodities and create job growth in the state.  Grand funds will be used to perform research and implement improvements to the current generation product to allow it to be used in hazardous locations such as grain handling facilities. Contact Rob Sailer at 231-5347 for additional information.
 
NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (Carrington) is requesting that $35,200 will explore the potential for bioremediation of marginal and saline regions using industrial beets, while utilizing the product as a livestock feed. The grant funds will be used to support agronomy research technicians and student assistants to carry out the day-to-day tasks of the research.  Funding will also supports research materials and supplies, soil and leaf sample analysis, travel to the off-station locations and meetings to present the results. Contact Mike Ostlie at 701-652-2951 for additional information.
 
Bio-Sunn (Garrison) is requesting $132,000 to defray costs associated with conducting a final feasibility and market studies necessary to apply for USDA, State and private financing to construct a landmark plant in Walhalla, ND.  The plant will manufacture ethanol, gas methane, waste stream by-products, flax composites and treeless paper products. Contact Thomas Chuckel at 602-234-5383 for additional information.

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          In Germany, echoes from the past    
With thousands of sombre-hued concrete slabs representing the millions that were massacred during the Holocaust, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin is also a reflection of post-war ...
           Drifting together or falling apart? The empirics of regional economic growth in post-unification Germany    
Colavecchio, Roberta and Curran, Declan and Funke, Michael (2005) Drifting together or falling apart? The empirics of regional economic growth in post-unification Germany. CESIFO WORKING PAPER (1533). pp. 1-24.
          How safe is your anti-bac soap?   
Those essentials in the paranoid mum’s stockpile of weapons against germs, may not be necessities after all
           Managerial Discretion: Exploring the black box of demographic research    
Galavan, Robert (2005) Managerial Discretion: Exploring the black box of demographic research. In: Managerial and Organisational Cognition Conference, Munich, Germany. (Unpublished)
          Photo Coverage: Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule Band Play The Penthouse   

When you're marketing a spectacular SoHo Penthouse that has a Steinway B piano and you come from the world of cabaret what do you do? Super Real Estate impresarios Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon filled it with the music of songstress Allyson Briggs with her band Fleur Seule, (a favorite of The Rainbow Room) and have a party for your eclectic group of friends.

Fleur Seule is an authentic 1940s Jazz, Swing, & Ballroom band that plays hits from all around the world. Songbird/Bandleader Allyson Briggs sings in 7 languages to accommodate a wide variety of New York audiences.

The band provided the perfect ambiance for this special evening. Whether an All-American USO style set, or an exotic voyage through Europe, Fleur Seule can take you on a memorable musical journey, as they revive hits made famous by Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich, Dinah Shore, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis, Jr., Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, and more.

Fleur Seule plays Swing Era hits, Jazz standards, and Ballroom classics that transport you to the 1940s: The times of big bands and glamorous evenings of live music and dancing in clubs renowned for their entertainment, Hollywood profiles, and musical variety. Led by vocalist Allyson Briggs, this dynamic band of old souls will have you humming along to timeless music. With a repertoire that includes beloved songs of France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States, and more, there is a song for everyone to enjoy. They cover hits of many artists who contributed to the Big Band sound, along with Fleur Seule's original songs, penned by their Songbird!

Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon met in the world of music, Christine Ebersole officiated at their wedding and good friend Michael Feinstein was at the piano. They now are two of New York's top brokers and sing the praises of New York Real Estate.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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          Team Member - Breeze Thru Markets LLC - Germanton, NC   
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           Positive Thinking, Memory, Money by Wolfgang Riebe (Lifestyle)   

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          Stone Collab MAGNUMS   
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Stone Brewing / Lost Abbey Sticks n' Stones....$52.99 / Magnum
Series 4 of 14
Before the meaning of the name is revealed for that “ah-ha” moment, we must elaborate on the significance of the collaboration. Three key Stone brewers gathered together with long-time friend and Lost Abbey brewmaster Tomme Arthur in Berlin. There they collaborated on a beer representative of our presence in Germany and the craft beer crusade we have been on and never lost sight of despite all of the words of criticism. Too aggressive, too many hops, too expensive, too impossible to break into centuries of German tradition…all of that was just words. It didn’t break us. And here we are, two decades later with a foothold in Berlin and our fingertips on the international craft beer moment. In honor of that we brewed a dark imperial lager with a German yeast strain and partially aged it with wooden chips “sticks” in stone granite barrels. Ah-ha.


Stone Brewing / Aleman / Two Brothers Champion of the Sun...$52.99 / Magnum
Series 5 of 14
Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, of Aleman, once placed first at the Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch and Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, among others). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with the amazing flavor and aromatics of coffee to create something truly unique and exceptional.

Serendipitously, we have decided to revisit this beer and pay it an imperial homage, reforming and rebrewing a more adventurous version, thusly and appropriately named, “Champion of the Sun.” The result is an innovative imperial IPA that’s well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.




Stone Brewing / Dogfish Head / Victory Royal Imperial Saison du Buff....$52.99 / Magnum 
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Brewing comrades who metsince in the early 2000s, Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Bill Covaleski (Victory) and Greg Koch (Stone) have had their fair share of stories over the years. Many worth sharing over a beer. Most involving beer. Some even worth sharing on a beer label. The original story finds these three forming an ad hoc craft beer revolution coalition in 2003 called Brewers United for Freedom of Flavor (BUFF), in 2003which , that eventually leads to the first release of this hellaciously herbaceous beer back inin 2010. The breweries are still taking turns brewing it, but this Berlin-brewed version is different. While we wouldn’t abandon our standards of using locally sourced herbs, and and a dry-hop Citra additiondry-hopping the beer with Citra hops to compliment complement the those botanical flavors and aromas, this time we imperialized the recipe to make it even more worthy of an epic, fine feast. While this farmhouse style ale might sound rustic, it’s not lacking in anything, especially not refinement!



          В Германии выпустили купюру номиналом ноль евро   

В Германии выпустили купюру номиналом ноль евроЕвропейский центральный банк дал разрешение на выпуск в Германии партии купюр номиналом ноль евро.

Об этом сообщает Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung.

По данным издания, выпущенная в качестве сувенира купюра не несет реальной ценности, и купить на нее ничего нельзя. При этом напечатана она на той же бумаге, что и обычные евро, также у купюры есть все степени защиты — голограммы, водяные знаки, медные полосы и индивидуальный серийный номер.

Всего было напечатано пять тысяч экземпляров купюр, на каждой из них изображен построенный в 1958 году трехмачтовый парусник ВМФ Германии «Горх Фок II».

Приобрести одну купюру можно за €2,50. Власти уверены, что купюра будет пользоваться популярностью среди коллекционеров и туристов.


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          R-Star and the Yellen rules   

R-Star and the Yellen rules

Henrike Michaelis, Volker Wieland 03 February 2017

With the new Republican majority in both Houses of the US Congress, the Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization (FORM) Act that was passed by the House of Representatives in November 2015 is receiving renewed attention. Section 2 requires that the Fed:

  1. “describe the strategy or rule of the Federal Open Market Committee for the systematic quantitative adjustment” of its policy instruments; and
  2. compare its strategy or rule with a reference rule.1

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is to be complimented for using such comparisons with reference rules in her communication about Fed policy. Just recently, in a speech at Stanford on 19 January, she discussed how current Fed policy compares to several simple policy rules.2

For example, Yellen uses the well-known Taylor rule as a reference point. Additionally, she considers two other rules, which she calls the ‘balanced-approach rule’ and the ‘change rule’. Looking forward, she contrasts the implications of the rules with the FOMC members’ projections for the federal funds rate. She states that such benchmark rules “can be helpful in providing broad guidance about how the federal funds rate should be adjusted over time in response to movements in real activity and inflation.” Yet, as Yellen notes, “the Taylor rule prescribes a much higher path for the federal funds rate than the median of (FOMC) participants’ assessments of appropriate policy”.

Yellen goes on to make the important argument that “if the neutral rate were to remain quite low over the medium term, .., then the appropriate setting for R-Star in the Taylor rule would arguably be zero, yielding a yet lower path for the federal funds rate.” To support her argument, she refers to estimates of this R-Star by Holston et al. (2017).

However, as we show below, if one uses an estimate of potential real activity that is consistent with this R-Star estimate, the argument is turned on its head. Since the consistent estimate of potential real activity is lower than the one considered by Yellen, it implies federal funds rate prescriptions that have been above Fed policy for quite some time. Thus, a consistent use of these estimates indicates that Fed policy has been rather loose relative to such a reference rule.

This is shown in Figure 1. The blue line is the actual federal funds rate. The orange line indicates the prescriptions from the (standard) Taylor rule. The dark green line (labelled the “Yellen Taylor Rule”) uses the lower neutral rate/R-Star estimate suggested by Yellen (2016). Its prescriptions for the funds rate are quite a bit lower. However, once the consistent estimate of potential real activity is used along with the R-Star estimate, the interest rate prescriptions move back up as shown by the light-green line in Figure 1 (labelled the “consistent Yellen Taylor rule”).

Figure 1 Federal funds rate and Taylor rules

R-Star and other ingredients in the reference rules

Let’s take a closer look why this is so. The Taylor rule prescribes a value for the federal funds rate that deviates from its long-run equilibrium whenever inflation deviates from a target of 2% and output deviates from potential (Taylor 1993). Here’s the formula:

Fed Funds Rate = R-Star + Target + 1.5 (Inflation – Target) + 0.5 (Output Gap)

The equilibrium funds rate is simply the sum of the long-term equilibrium real rate, the ‘infamous’ R-Star, and the target rate for inflation. Taylor (1993) puts both at 2%. For inflation, the 2% value actually coincides with the Fed’s longer-run goal made public in 2012 and measured with the PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditures) Index. For R-Star, Taylor (1993) used trend GDP growth, which stood at 2.2% between 1984 and 1992. Incidentally, the same estimate of R-Star stands even a bit higher between 1984 and 2016.

The standard Taylor rule shown in Figure 1 uses a 2% R-Star, core PCE inflation (green line in Figure 2), and the output gap proposed by Yellen (2016). This output gap (blue line in Figure 2) is based on the unemployment rate using Okun’s law with an estimate of the long-run NAIRU. This output gap measure declines following the outbreak of the financial crisis reaching a trough of -8% in 2010, and it has just been closed in 2016.

Figure 2 Output gap estimates and PCE-inflation (core)

Medium-run equilibrium rates

The Yellen Taylor rule instead uses estimates of the equilibrium real rate based on a methodology as appears in Laubach and Williams (2003) and Holston et al. (2017). (For the calculation, see Beyer and Wieland 2014 and GCEE 2015, 2016.) This is best characterised as a medium-run equilibrium rate. It is estimated within a three-equation model consisting of an aggregate demand curve, an inflation Phillips curve, and a definition linking potential growth and the equilibrium interest rate/R-Star. This setup contains a number of temporary and permament shocks. The estimate of the medium-run equilibrium rate can change substantially within short periods of time. As shown by the orange line in Figure 3, it declined sharply with the recession in 2008/2009 and has hovered near zero since then.

Figure 3 Medium run equilibrium interest rates

Using the estimate of the medium-run equilibrium rate in place of the long-run equilibrium R-Star, the Yellen Taylor rule (green line in Figure 1) results in much lower federal funds rate prescriptions than the standard Taylor rule.

However, the estimates of potential real activity and the output gap obtained with the methodology as in Laubach and Williams (2003) are quite different from those in the Yellen Taylor rule, which are derived from a long-run NAIRU. The medium-run output gap (orange line in Figure 2) declines much less in the 2008/09 recession. The trough occurs at about -2%. The output gap estimate is back in positive territory by 2011. A deeper trough and longer-lasting negative output gap would have implied substantial deflation according to the estimated Phillips curve. Absent deflation, potential is revised down and the output gap is revised upwards. Along with the lower potential and trend growth, the equilibrium rate estimate declines. Consequently, using the consistent medium run estimates of R-Star and the output gap, the federal funds rate prescriptions from the consistent Yellen Taylor rule turns out to be quite a bit higher than when the long-run NAIRU-based output gap is used.

The balanced-approach rule, also considered by Yellen, doubles the coefficient on the output gap to unity. Thus, the interest rate prescriptions from the balanced-approach rule would be even higher. Finally, the change rule uses first-differences, thereby removing R-Star considerations from the formula.

R-Star, reference rules, and Fed independence

In conclusion, with the use of simple reference rules one can illustrate quite clearly the impact of changes in R-Star and potential real activity on the path for monetary policy. In this sense, the comparative approach that would be required under Section 2 of the FORM Act proves quite useful. It also helps pointing out that insisting on consistency in the gap and equilibrium measures has important implications for how to interpret current policy. Specifically, the decline in R-Star estimates does not justify the current policy stance. Rather, consistent application suggests that policy should be tightened. Whether these medium-run estimates, following Laubach and Williams (2003), should really be given so much attention is another question. For one thing, they are extremely imprecise as indicated by the wide confidence bands in Figure 3. They are very sensitive to technical assumptions (Beyer and Wieland 2015, GCEE 2015), as Laubach and Williams (2003) have stressed. Others have pointed to a number of reasons why these estimates may suffer from omitted variable bias (Taylor and Wieland 2016, Cukierman 2016). Thus, it would be better not to use them as key determinant of the policy stance.

Importantly, however, these comparisons of Fed policy to simple reference rules show how such legislation would serve to bolster the Federal Reserve’s independence. Just imagine, if ever a president would try to exert pressure on the Fed to keep interest rates too low for too long in order to boost activity during his or her term and improve chances of reelection. This has a name – it’s a political business cycle. Clearly, by referring to such legislation and appropriate reference rules, the Fed would be able to better stand up to such pressure and more effectively communicate its reasons to the public.

References

Beyer, R C M and V Wieland (2015) “Schätzung des mittelfristigen Gleichgewichtszinses in den Vereinigten Staaten, Deutschland und dem Euro-Raum mit der Laubach-Williams-Methode”, GCEE Working Paper 03/2015, Wiesbaden, November.

Cukierman, A (2016) “Reflections on the natural rate of interest, its measurement, monetary policy and the zero bound”, CEPR Discussion paper 11467.

GCEE (2016) “Time for reforms”. Annual economic report, German Council of Economic Experts, 2 November.

GCEE (2015), “Focus on future viability”, Annual economic report, German Council of Economic Experts, 11 November.

Laubach, T and J C Williams (2003) “Measuring the natural rate of interest”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 85(4): 1063-1070.

Holston, K, T Laubach and J C Williams (2017) “Measuring the natural rate of interest: International trends and determinants”, Journal of International Economics, in press.

Taylor, J B and V Wieland (2016) “Finding the equilibrium real interest rate in a fog of policy deviations”, Business Economics, 51(3): 147-154.

Yellen, J (2016) “The economic outlook and the conduct of monetary policy”, Remarks at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, 19 January.

Yellen, J (2015) “Normalizing monetary policy: Prospects and perspectives”, Remarks at the conference on New Normal Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Endnotes

[1] For more information on the legislation and why the Requirements for Policy Rules of the Federal Open Market Committee are supported by leading scholars of monetary economics see here.

[2] This can be found in the third section of the speech under the heading “Evaluating the appropriate stance of monetary policy” (Yellen 2016).

Topics:  Macroeconomic policy Monetary policy

Tags:  Fed, US Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen, R-Star, Federal Open Market Committee, Taylor rule


          Aug 24th: Scottish Government Have Done Us Proud Over Lockerbie But They Need To Go Further   


I'm proud that Kenny MacAskill and the Scottish government stood firm against US threats and bullying (albeit muted threats, and perhaps relief paraded as "outrage" that Megrhai's legal appeal against conviction has been stopped in its tracks before the conviction was overturned in court).

But the Scottish government have only done half the job. If there is no public inquiry into the 1988 Lockerbie bombing then the real bombers of Pan Am Flight 103 will have got away with it, the victims families will have been conned, and the Scottish government will have given in to the US/UK governments pressure to cover up what really happened.

The hidden agenda that led to the UK and US intelligence services framing of Al-Meghrahi and Libya is still being suppressed in the mainstream Scottish media. The real culprits - which most independent investigations have named very specifically as a Palestinian terrorist cell based in Germany and headed by Hafez Dalkamonim (part of Ahmed Jibril's PFLP group as it was back then) have never stood trial for this inhuman crime. Its about time they did if justice is to be done.

I hope the Scottish government press on and bring out the truth in court. It will mean embarrassing the UK and British governments for their complity in fabricating evidence and putting on a show trial in the Netherlands with a pre-arranged verdict. It will also mean putting the CIA and FBI in the dock and unmasking some fairly sordid power games being played out in the Middle East in the late 80/early 90s.

Have the SNP's minority government got the guts to do that in the teeth of international pressure? PLus relentless hostility from the entire Scottish, British and American corporately-owned media? I suspect not but the Scottish government have shown some remarkable resilience and independence of thought this last week so you never know.

A QUESTION...

Why has this important news story in yesterday's Scottish Sunday Mail- which exonerates Megrahi and Libya - been given almost no coverage by BBC Scotland, STV News, and today's Herald and Scotsman?

CIA spook says Megrahi was freed before appeal humiliated justice system (Sunday Mail, 22nd Aug 2009)

Even Murdoch's flagship Sunday smelled a rat: US blamed Iran for Lockerbie bomb (Sunday Times, 16th Aug 2009)

An excellent insightful column today from one of Scotland's best (of a bad bunch admittedly) political analysts: Open season on MacAskill after Megrahi’s release (The Herald, 24th Aug 2009)
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          World leaders, ordinary Germans bid farewell to Helmut Kohl   
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          Pope removes German cardinal as sex abuse crisis catches up   
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Veteranul Schaeuble transmite un avertisment Statelor Unite, consideră presa conservatoare de peste Atlantic, în viziunea căreia actuala politică a lui Donald Trump va împinge Germania către crearea unei superputeri.
          1 hurt following motorcycle crash near Crossway Church in Germantown   
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          1 in critical condition following rollover crash on I-41 near Holy Hill Road   
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          Jugendlicher (15) klaut im Baumarkt: Mutter bringt ihn zur Polizei   
Reue oder doch Durchsetzungsvermögen der Mutter? Ein 15-jähriger Dieb stellte sich am Freitag der Polizei. Am Vortag klaute er in einem Germeringer Baumarkt.
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          Lonesome Cowboy..   
My work here is not finished yet, its time for me to ride off on my faithful unicorn into the sunset. Maybe I’ll be the oldest Jungunternehmer, start-upper, or re-starter in Germany. Maybe I’ll move abroad too. Lucky Luke, the gun-slingin wanderer and lonesome cowboy.Einsortiert unter:Sprechblase
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          Attacker set for move this summer, Liverpool potentially to profit   
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          Potential boost for Liverpool as target seemingly wants move from current club   
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          Will Berlinghoff: Der 21. September Transition   
Hallo Ihr Lieben,    hier eine wichtige Botschaft für den morgigen Tag.   Alles Liebe  und wundervolle „Transition“   Petra Anlage: Phönix 21-September Transition – german
          Remember I Started a 1994 WWF Project?   
It was like five years ago, but yes, I did start that. This is me now continuing it. I guess.


Bret Hart v Owen Hart (Wrestlemania X, 3/20/94)

I've always really liked this without loving it. Last time I checked it out was for a Greatest WWF/E match ever poll about six years ago, and even if it wasn't a personal favourite I thought it was pretty great. I figured it would hold up, and it did. I've seen Bret a hundred thousand times at this point and I know what I'm getting with him. He was good in this like you'd expect. All of his stuff looked nice and crisp, he sold well, bumped well, and the layout was simple yet effective with transitions that held weight. I like that about the longer Bret matches. They're usually broken down into clear chapters, and the progression from chapter to chapter makes sense. It's pretty standard Bret Hart layout, but I absolutely don't mean that in a bad way. But man, this was Owen's chance to shine and shine he did. The early stuff is pretty basic, mostly being armdrag/armbar work, but Owen is really fun during it. He celebrates everything like it's a victory, grabs hair and subtly cheats, then gets indignant when Bret does the slightest thing well. So he just slaps him real hard across the face (which we get a great payback to shortly after). There were two extended runs of offence for Owen in this, the first where he works over the back and the second, which comes after a short Bret comeback, where he works over the leg (including kicking his leg out of his leg). Offensively he dipped into his New Japan bag because he was throwing out all sorts of cool stuff for 1994 WWF. He hit a bridging German suplex (which looked better than most German suplexes thrown in WWE in years), did a couple dragon screws, put on a funky Indian deathlock thing, sat in a camel clutch while yanking hair and shit talking at the same time, etc. Just a really fun offensive display. Bret's offence was mostly his usual stuff; the back breaker, the side Russian leg sweep, elbow off the middle rope, all the hits you expect him to play. I like the finish a lot as well. Did Owen get lucky? Maybe a little. But was it luck that he knew to make that counter in the first place? Was it luck that he was able to execute it properly and keep Bret down? Was it luck that he controlled most of the match and showed he could hang? Maybe Bret wasn't all there mentally, having the title match later to think about and never being completely happy about wrestling his brother anyway, but that wasn't Owen's fault. Next time Bret should know better. I don't think this is the best WWF match of the 90s or anything (I don't know if it's the best WWF match of 1994), but it had a well-told story, lots of nice little touches, cool paybacks, smart callbacks...yeah, it was pretty great.


1994 WWF Project
          UWFi 'MOVING ON V' (8/24/91)   
We got another kickboxing bout to start the show. Ohe was back again and from what I caught he won pretty handily on points. I was doing stuff for work at the same time so I don't know who the opponent was. We'll move on.


Kiyoshi Tamura v Yuko Miyato 

Yeah, this was good. Miyato isn't a dynamo on the mat, but this is the best he's looked and it's no coincidence that it's against Tamura. Again, Tamura's relentlessness just forces opponents to step up. You try and sleepwalk your way through something and he'll grab a heel hook or an armbar or a choke and it's on you to get out of it. The speed at which he does it continues to be super impressive as well. There's been a bit of a theme running through the last few Tamura matches that his kryptonite is getting hit in the midriff, and it cost him six points in quick succession again here. Miyato is a better striker than grappler so his kicks to the body definitely look like they'd leave someone winded. Tamura was like a dog with a bone when he was going for that choke at the end. Solid bout.


Gary Albright v Yoji Anjoh

Albright's UWFi debut. He didn't look like the wrecking ball he did in the 1/92 tag, but he still threw Anjoh around in nasty fashion and barreled into him with big forearms. I guess Anjoh's job was to go out and make Gary look legit, and I suppose he did that well enough, but he also got to do more offensively than I'd have thought. Albright is impatient and tells Anjoh to bring it, so when Anjoh forces him into a rope break he tells Gary that maybe he's the one who needs to bring it. Cocky Anjoh is the best. Anjoh lands a few kicks, some of them pretty flush, but for the most part Albright shrugs them off and moves to get in close. When he does you know what to expect, and sure enough Anjoh lands awkwardly on some big suplexes. If I was him I'd have taken the L after the first German that put me on my neck.


Nobuhiko Takada & Billy Scott v Kazuo Yamazaki & Tatsuo Nakano

Is Billy Scott one of the lost great American shoot style workers? Probably not, but he was solid again here. His wrestling is fairly strong and his takedowns look really good, and the crowd definitely buy into him because he got a few 'Billy' chants at points. He and Nakano got a little chippy now and than with elbows and breaking late, but it never devolved into anything. Nakano doesn't like anyone and he was pretty surly in this. Takada caught him with a few nasty knees and palm strikes but Nakano just put his head down and motored on. Yamazaki/Takada was the money match up and it delivered on the feet. There was one bit where Yamazaki threw a roundhouse to the gut and Takada crumpled in a heap. Later, Yamazaki caught him with a rolling kick to the side of the head and Takada just flopped into the corner looking into space. That's one of Takada's main strengths, to me. When he gets caught with a big shot he makes it look like it was a big fucking shot. At half an hour this might be a bit long in the tooth, but I didn't think there was too much fat and everybody at least pulled their weight.
          UWFi 'Ruling the World' (1/9/92)   
Ruling the World is the show name, obviously. That wasn't my idea of a snappy title. I have a hard enough time trying to come up with different titles for Puerto Rico entries.


Hiromitsu Kanehara v Masakazu Maeda 

Really good shoot style young lion bout. It's not quite striker v grappler, but Kanehara certainly gets the better of the ground exchanges while Maeda dominates the stand up. Minus one throw a piece, every point Maeda loses is through rope breaks and every point Kanehara loses is from knockdowns. Maeda also gets testy at a few points and just stomps on Kanehara's head. Maybe it's something in the Maeda name. This has a fifteen minute time limit and I was expecting the draw the longer it went, but knowing UWFi I wondered if they were going to have someone pull out the victory at the death. Last minute is pretty dramatic as you have the call for thirty seconds remaining, Kanehara pushing for the submission while Maeda tries to make it to the ropes or hang on for the bell. I guess this was a bit similar to Tamura/Kakihara from the debut show with two young guys out to make a name for themselves. It wasn't quite as good as that; it was more of a 'pretty' contest and didn't have the same level of desperation or grittiness, but I dug it. Maeda only stuck around in wrestling for about nine months, but it looked like he had something about him. Kanehara was never afraid to get punched in the mouth. I mean he fought (and got leathered by) Wanderlei, Cro Cop, Overeem and Shogun in consecutive PRIDE appearances. That's ballsy as fuck. 


Masahito Kakihara v Tom Burton 

This wasn't amazing or anything, but I liked the story. Burton still doesn't have much of a stand up, nor does he set the world on fire on the mat, but he has some nice throws and can use the weight advantage if he needs it. Kakihara builds a big lead by forcing rope breaks and one knockdown off a fucking jaw-jacker of a roundhouse kick. He's in full control and it feels like he could win pretty much whenever. But to his credit, Burton keeps on trucking. Eventually he gets down to his last three points, so one more knockdown and he's done, and it leads to some dramatic exchanges where Kakihara lets loose with flurries. And Burton still keeps trucking, forcing a few rope breaks, scoring a knockdown off a big suplex. Kakihara still looks comfortable enough when they're on the mat, but Burton is starting to use the weight advantage more. Maybe Kakihara should've been a bit more lethal going for the KO earlier...


Tatsuo Nakano v JT Southern 

This was not good. JT Southern is not good. Nakano is good, but he wasn't dragging Southern to much and didn't look particularly interested in trying. At a couple points Southern applied a weak kneebar and Nakano would look totally disinterested with this "really, mate?" expression on his face. Then he'd roll over and casually kick him in the head. For the finish he decided he'd had enough and just ended it with a knee strike and a half crab.


Kiyoshi Tamura v Yuko Miyato

This was REALLY good. More than that, though, Tamura looked super awesome in it. Some of his defensive work was incredible, rolling through on armbars and scrambling away from submission attempts. There was one bit where he was going for a choke and Miyato was trying to grab an arm, and Tamura was relentless in his pursuit of that choke while avoiding all of Miyato's attempts at catching him. Tamura also busted out a few Han-esque setups for submissions, including a picture perfect rolling cross armbreaker. All of the stand up exchanges were strong as well, especially the one at the start leading to an early Tamura knockdown. Towards the end Tamura zeroes in on Miyato's leg and will not rest until he's made Miyato tap. Miyato is perfectly fine if unspectacular, but this is one of those fights where you get to see how amazing an athlete Kiyoshi Tamura is.


Kazuo Yamazaki & Yoji Anjoh v Gary Albright & Jim Boss

Man, I fucking loved this. I wouldn't really think of shoot style as being the environment most conducive to big spectacles, but UWFi always did things a little differently and this had just the right amount of pro style to make it a heck of a fun spectacle. This is one of the better Albright performances I've seen. He came across as a total monster, just destroying guys with suplexes and clubbing them about the head. Whenever Yamazaki or Anjoh landed a strike of any sort it felt like an accomplishment because Gary was able to either block or catch most of them. Even something like a Yamazaki high kick that would go over Gary's head had people stirring, just because the shot actually got close. The first exchange with Anjoh was awesome because Anjoh is so totally out of his depth with the size difference and he knows it. Albright just walked through Anjoh's kicks, grabbed hold of him and tossed him. There was one bit later where Albright got in close and Anjoh had to resort to dropping to his knees to avoid being suplexed, but Albright just grabbed him anyway and Anjoh had this amazing "oh I am fucked" expression as he got launched with a deadlift German. The Albright/Yamazaki exchanges were great as well; maybe even better than Albright/Anjoh. Yamazaki has a longer reach on his kicks and the first one that truly landed got a huge pop, then later when Yamazaki manages to suplex him the crowd responds with a big Yamazaki chant. Boss isn't great, but all he has to do as Albright's partner is not lose. His kicks were super light and he never had much to offer on the ground, but he was vocal with his selling and took a Yamazaki roundhouse kick square in the face. So fair play to him, I guess. Last stretch had some nice drama with Albright chucking Anjoh around, and there were a couple women in the crowd who looked terrified for him. Anjoh straight dives at Albright and catches him with a knee and the two women start to believe, but then Gary clubs him and grabs him around the waist and the women literally cover their eyes because they know what's coming. Anjoh makes it up to his feet after the first German (which was fucking disgusting) and sort of staggers towards his corner. He doesn't really know where he is, but he's close enough where he could probably tag out. Albright realises and charges him again, going in for the kill, and this time Anjoh doesn't get back up. This'll probably end up being one of my favourite matches of the entire UWFi run (I say that as if I'll ever come close to getting through all of the shows). 

          UWFi v WAR (5/27/96)   
This was the first UWFi show in the interpromotional feud with WAR. I've seen some stuff from that feud, like Tenryu/Anjoh and Tenryu/Takada x2, but never a full show. UWFi was kind of on its last legs at this point and would close its doors indefinitely by the end of the year, but apparently this show drew 15,000 at the Budokan and I would not have expected that.


Kiyoshi Tamura v Kazushi Sakuraba

Tamura's last match in UWFi before heading to RINGS. I don't know if the story about him working this as a big fuck you to the company/Takada is true or not, but it was certainly a RINGS match more than a UWFi one. The matwork especially is very RINGS; super fast sprawling and tumbling and jockeying for position. They only use one rope break each and mostly work to a stalemate, but it's the kind of shoot style matwork that's my absolute favourite matwork in wrestling. It's not quite the highest of high end RINGS, but you could see they had something brilliant in them and probably would've produced it if Sakuraba went to RINGS rather than Kingdom/MMA. There was one bit where Sakuraba was shifting his weight to get into position for a cross armbreaker, trying to force Tamura's hands apart. He leaned back to break the grip, but Tamura used Sakuraba's momentum to roll backwards and essentially wind up with side control. Finish was so good. Sakuraba comes in close and throws an uppercut, so Tamura moves in to close the distance and they sort of wind up in a clinch. I'm not sure if Sakuraba tried to throw another palm strike inside or Tamura just grabbed an arm, but one second they were standing in the clinch and the next Tamura had rolled him into a perfect cross armbreaker. Tamura was about to go on a run where he legit had a handful of the best matches ever done in the style, and this was a nice way to cap off his time in a promotion he'd pretty much grown out of.


Hiromitsu Kanehara v Akira Nogami

I did not know Nogami ever worked shoot style. Or this approximation of it, at least. They don't use the points system and there's a nearfall of a German suplex, so I guess it's a mishmash of shoot/pro. For five minutes I thought this was pretty tidy. Kanehara has big time strikes and tries to kick Nogami's leg in half and Nogami sells it like he has half a leg. Kanehara goes for a big KO shot, but Nogami ducks it and hits a German for a nearfall,which is about the most headway he'd been able to make up to that point. He then tried to follow up with another, because why wouldn't he, I guess? but Kanehara rolls through into a kneebar and Nogami has no choice but to tap. Perfectly fine.


Naoki Sano v Kenichi Yamamoto

Man this ruled. I don't know why, but these two do not like each other and we get an awesome start with Yamamoto charging in straight away flinging slaps and Sano pump kicking him in the face. While the last match was like a UWFi/NJ match this was more Battlartsy. Naoki Sano was fucking awesome at the pro wrestling, man. He's always able to incorporate pro style moves into a shoot style setting in really cool in organic ways. In this he applied what was basically a scorpion deathlock, then transitioned into an STF/choke, then into a regular crossface. Yamamoto stood him up and planted Sano right on his neck with a backdrop, but then got ahead of himself in the stand up and Sano OBLITERATED him with a spinning back kick. This hit flush in the face and I was stunned Yamamoto was able to get up. Well, Sano just dropped him again anyway, this time with a couple ugly looking powerbombs, eventually hooking in a choke for the submission. Six minutes of badass, that's what this was.


Tatsuo Nakano v Koki Kitahara

How about this for a lumpy undercard dream match? This was like some parallel universe Dark Tower shit because both guys are basically each other if their career trajectories happened to be swapped. Nakano works SWS/WAR? He's Kitahara. Kitahara does shoot style and ends up in a Takada promotion? He's Nakano. To be fair, though, I actually didn't expect Kitahara to be as fun in this environment. I mean, it isn't really a shoot style match as opposed to a pro style match with shoot style trappings, but it was a neat enough amalgamation and I liked how Kitahara handled himself. The early mat exchange was nice and solid and once again Nakano ends up with a bloody nose. It must be made of mashed potato. Pretty soon they start smacking each other in the face real hard and my Clone Wars theory is confirmed as Kitahara's nose also gets opened up, though this was at least a result of a nasty looking knee and not just breathing, which is what I assume did for Nakano. Nakano hits a German and Kitahara no sells it like "*I* am the lumpiest here!" and roundhouse kicks Nakano in the head. This was yet another fun six minutes.


Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama v Hiromichi Fuyuki & Gedo

Anjoh cuts an amazing promo before this starts. I don't even know what he's saying but he's wearing a dress shirt and beige chinos and you can tell he's being a condescending prick to the ugly homeless WAR guys, making these "I'm soooo scared" gestures while Takayama laughs at his little buddy's mean jokes. I'm not sure it's particularly smart business practice for a shoot style fed to have this on the same card as Tamura/Sakuraba. Like, this is not shoot style at all. At times it even felt a bit like a wink wink nudge nudge comedy match. But I'll be fucked if I didn't enjoy lots of it. Anjoh and Tak started out sort of dismissive, poking fun at the tubby WAR dudes and Gedo's ring gear. Fuyuki wants a Greco-Roman knuckle lock so Tak holds his hand way up and Fuyuki can't reach it. Anjoh is one of my favourite shoot style guys but he's such an awesome smug little carny that he makes this kind of match his home as well. He and Takayama were like a pair of all-star high school receivers welcoming a ragtag secondary that could barely run the length of themselves. So the secondary started being dirty fucks and kneeing the all-stars in the balls. I love how vocal Fuyuki is in the ring. He does this shrieking thing as he goes to hit someone and it makes him sound like a wildman. Anjoh mocks him for it so Fuyuki hits him with a fire extinguisher and we get a heat segment on Anjoh who blades and everything. Fuyuki punches him in the cut and team WAR work full on heel. At one point Fuyuki brings in a pair of Y-fronts or something and puts them on Anjoh's head, and Anjoh wrestles the rest of the match with these blood-soaked Y-fronts on his head. It was...strange. As was the finish. I have no clue what that was about at all. This was basically a WAR match that happened to be taking place in UWFi. There was nothing UWFi about it other than the initials on Anjoh's singlet.


Shiro Koshinaka v Masahito Kakihara

This started out great with Kakihara rifling off a big slap and Kosh dropping him with a brutal, side-of-the-head brainbuster. For the most part the match continued in that vein. One thing I've liked about this show is catching a glimpse of some shoot style guys working a bit of pro style. Sano's obviously always been awesome at it and I'd seen Anjoh work it plenty of times. Takayama had one of the best heavyweight runs of the 00s. But it was cool seeing Nakano do it, and it was cool seeing Kakihara do it too (though I suppose you could argue UWFi always had some pro style elements). He only had six minutes to work with (lot of 5-6 minute fights on this card), but he made the most of it. He threw down with lots of nasty palm strikes and lariats, so Kosh was almost forced to grab a front face lock just to contain. Kosh has been around the block more than once, his age is starting to show a bit, but he knows how to handle a young guy getting chippy. The hip attacks are still treated as a big deal even if they maybe look a touch ridiculous in a shoot style setting, but we've been over that already and I don't want to keep harping on it. Finish was nasty and yet probably only the third nastiest version of it done on this show.


Nobuhiko Takada v Yoshiaki Fujiwara 

I liked this while it lasted, but it had a bummer of a finish that I assume was unplanned. There was lots of Fujiwara playing defence in this and it was pretty great, which should be unsurprising because nobody has ever been better at playing defence than Fujiwara. Takada caught him with a leg kick early and I love how Fujiwara tried to nonchalantly walk it off, but he couldn't hide that dead leg limp and the crowd picked up on it. Takada tried to force the issue on the mat and there was one bit where he almost grabbed a triangle, and Fujiwara was wheezing and drooling trying to fight it. Fujiwara went down at the end like he'd punctured a lung, but this was just starting to pick up when it happened. Going by Takada's reaction it wasn't supposed to end like that after nine minutes.


Honestly, I had fun with this. The main event was underwhelming, but it was cool to see that match-up in '96. There were really only two matches that you could say were proper shoot style, but I wouldn't be surprised if UWFi had started to mix shoot and pro style at least as far back as the interpromotional deal with New Japan (I may end up finding out if I stick with this). There's only so much you can do when you're bringing in guys that don't normally work shoot style. The quasi-shoot/Strong Style thing they seemed to be going for worked okay, though. The tag was pretty much 100% WAR, but then I'm not sure you could expect anything else based on the participants on the WAR end. Tamura/Sakuraba was excellent. RINGS (or Pancrase) was probably the next logical step for Tamura. UWFi had passed him by at this point. Or he'd passed it.
          UWFi 'MOVING ON II' (6/6/91)   
This show started with a kickboxing contest between Rudy Lovato and Makoto Ohe. I'm pretty sure Lovato had a fairly lengthy boxing career but I have no idea who Ohe is. It was a spirited fight, but as far as I could tell it was a shoot, so in eight years if I do a 'best of UWFi' match list after watching all these shows, this won't be included. Can't be mixing the shoots with the works, brothers.


Kiyoshi Tamura v Tom Burton 

This was a fun look at Tamura v an opponent who outweighs him by a fair bit who's also willing to take it to the mat. It wasn't like Tamura v Bitsadze Tariel where Tariel was about double the size of Tamura but wanted nothing to do with being on the deck. Rather than Tamura grappling with a big bear who just wanted to box his ears in you had Burton using the weight advantage to force Tamura to the mat, so Tamura had to find ways of escaping and either trying to find his own submissions or reset back to the stand up. Burton mentions in his pre-match interview that Tamura has quick feet, and before long Tamura starts finding his range with kicks. They sting a bit, not really doing a ton of damage, but Burton has to be wary of them. Eventually he catches one, and for a second or two he stops to soak in this minor victory before more or less falling on top of Tamura to take him back down. He starts to find more joy on the mat and at one point he even hits a sidewalk slam as a knockdown, but Tamura is slippery and it's hard to lock him into anything. Eventually he leaves the back door open wide enough for Tamura to slip out and grab a cross armbreaker. Tamura does not look like a wrestler who's only had eight matches at this point in his career.


Kazuo Yamazaki v Yuko Miyato

This had a little history from the debut show as Yamazaki was on the losing side of the tag opposite Miyato and Anjoh, thanks in part to a bunch of Miyato body kicks. I don't know if they deliberately played off that, but Miyato sure threw a few body kicks in this. Some of the stand up exchanges, particularly the kicks, were excellent. Kicks to the body, brutal leg kicks, and at one point Miyato broke a Yamazaki leglock by kicking him across the jaw. They also had a few exchanges standing up where they sort of jockeyed for position without fully going for a takedown. In one instance Yamazaki almost grabbed an underhook and there was this gasp from the audience at the prospect of a butterfly suplex.


Yoji Anjoh v Tatsuo Nakano

Anjoh signals pre-match that they're gonna leave out the elbows this time in a nice callback to the debut show tag. Nakano isn't in any mood for jokes, however. This lasted a shade over fifteen minutes but the first half had some downtime. Nakano was persistent, but a lot of what he was doing was reminiscent of the earliest UFCs where Royce Gracie would just lie on top of an Art Jimmerson until claustrophobia kicked in and they'd tap out because they literally couldn't move. Anjoh isn't Art Jimmerson so he didn't tap out, and this annoyed Nakano enough to start throwing elbow from the mount. Somewhere along the line Nakano's nose got busted open again and I don't think I've seen a Nakano match yet where his face doesn't get bloodied up. Everything after that is much better. Anjoh starts hucking strikes, but once more Nakano just lowers his head and keeps on coming. He's like an indestructible little beach ball. He also hits a couple big German suplexes and eventually his desire to chuck Anjoh around pays off as it directly sets up the surprise finish. This wasn't mind blowing, but the second half picked up nicely after the slowish start.


Nobuhiko Takada v JT Southern 

This wasn't great. Even if I don't love Takada it's hard to criticise him for having the worst bouts on these shows when he's matched up with the worst opponents. It's not that I think Takada outright sucks anyway, it's just that I don't have a ton of interest in watching him fight a JT Southern. If I'm gonna watch him then I'd rather it was opposite Tamura or Yamazaki or Sano or, you know, someone good. Which JT Southern...isn't. Maybe. This is the only time I've seen him, but he didn't make me want to seek out more. His strikes were pretty rubbish and this was at its best when Takada blasted his way through whatever JT had as stand up defence and slapped him about the face. I haven't looked ahead to any future cards but I'm hoping Takada fights someone better soon.
          UWFi Debut Show 'MOVING ON' (5/10/91)   
The places you can find semi-obscure Japanese pro wrestling these days. I don't even remember how, but the other night I stumbled across every UWFi show ever ran...on Amazon Video. How random is that? Every show (that I can tell, anyway), from their debut through to their final show on 12/27/96, all available. They're not free, obviously, but it's fairly cheap to buy shows singularly, so I bought the first one. I'm not really the biggest UWFi fan, but there's a goodly amount of Kiyoshi Tamura and Yoji Anjoh on these shows that I haven't seen before, so I'll probably end up getting a few more.


Kiyoshi Tamura v Masahito Kakihara

The first UWFi match ever and boy is it a doozy. This is Tamura's seventh match of his career. Seventh! That's nuts, because he's already really good. Kakihara has even less under his belt than Tamura. They did look like two young guys out there, not quite polished yet, but full of determination and ready to be the next big thing. You could see it towards the end when the strikes, which were super fast at the start, began to slow way down. It was ragged, the kicks coming like they were thrown in quicksand, but it added to the whole deal. They're on their last legs, but they'll keep swinging until someone drops. It led to a bunch of nasty, reckless exchanges of open handed slaps to the head and body, where you could buy either one of them going down with one well-placed shot. I haven't always loved the way UWFi would use pro style moves, but I liked how they worked them in this, especially the fireman's carry/Samoan drop thing that Tamura basically used as a submission set up. The guy was an absolute prodigy and it showed. 


Yoji Anjoh & Yuko Miyato v Kazuo Yamazaki & Tatsuo Nakano

This took a bit to get going, but once it did there was plenty to like. Yamazaki carried himself like a...moderately sized star, and there was a big buzz around him getting into the ring for the first time. Nakano is the little shoot style engine that could. He gets his nose popped open and his face is covered in blood but he just puts his head down and motors on, grabbing Miyato around the waist and flinging him with a German suplex. This had a few great Anjoh moments, as every Anjoh match does. First Nakano tried to break a submission by using the point of the elbow, which Anjoh wasn't best pleased with. Next opportunity he had, Anjoh repeatedly elbowed Nakano in the head. His petulance really is spectacular. There's a Yamazaki/Anjoh exchange where Anjoh throws a nasty kick while Yamazaki is down in the ropes, and it looks like that's gonna lead to a big shootout between the two. But then Anjoh just waves it off and tags in Miyato. Miyato surprisingly gets the better of Yamazaki on the feet by scoring a couple knockdowns, so THEN Anjoh tags in to pick up the scraps and get the win. Post-match Nakano refuses to shake Anjoh's hand so hopefully that's setting up a singles match on a later show. 


Nobuhiko Takada v Tom Burton

Felt like Takada never had to do much for most of this, though I think that was by design and part of what they were going for. Burton came in wanting to prove that America had the better, tougher wrestlers, so the onus was on him to force the issue and he tried to take it to Takada early. Takada was content to let him and never had much trouble dealing with it. He wasn't exactly dismissive, but he was never flustered, never looked in any danger. I'm not sure Burton is any good really, but he had some moments. Takada gave him a quick leg kick and Burton looked at him like "oh, you motherfucker." Takada would then tee off on the leg at points after that and Burton was pretty amusing selling it, though it won't be for the purists. Towards the end he actually started making some headway, forcing Takada into a couple successive rope breaks, chipping away at Takada's points...but man, Takada isn't compelling at all. There was one bit where he just stood up and kind of waited for Burton to come around and suplex him. It's not that I expected Takada to make it look like Burton had a serious shot of beating him, because Takada was the unquestioned ace and a Takada victory was the only outcome worth considering, but sometimes he'd look totally disinterested with that "flossing before bed" face while sitting in a hold. Then again, Burton's half crab was atrocious, so I'm not sure you can blame him too much. RINGS this ain't. BUT. This was okay.


Solid debut show. Tamura/Kakihara was great and once the tag got rolling it had some good stuff. Main event wasn't amazing or anything, but it was alright and at least solidified Takada as The Man right off the bat. I'm pretty unfamiliar with this early period of UWFi, but without looking at any of the cards it feels like there might be some worthwhile stuff. I'll definitely watch some more. 

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          Chile can prove they're best in the world: Vidal   
SAINT PETERSBURG: Midfielder Arturo Vidal said Chile can prove they are the world's best team and throw down a marker for next year's World Cup by beating Germany in Sunday's Confederations Cup final.

Copa America champions Chile take on world champions Germany in St Petersburg with the teams having already drawn 1-1 in the group stages.

Alexis Sanchez's early strike for Chile was cancelled out by Lars Stindl when the teams met in Kazan ten days ago.

Chile are looking for their third international trophy in three years after winning both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles – beating Argentina in the final on penalties on both occasions.

Having knocked Euro 2016 winners Portugal out of the Confed Cup in Wednesday's semi-final, Vidal says beating Germany's young guns will prove Chile are the best.

"We have proven our value, we have beaten Argentina and Portugal, the European champions," said Vidal.

"If we win tomorrow, we will prove we are the best team in the world.

"We have reached this final with our spirit and attitude – this is a waiting room for the World Cup – and if we win tomorrow, that will show where we are.

"We still have to qualify for the World Cup, but we have a lot of energy and want to prove ourselves."

Chile showed their penalty shoot-out pedigree again in Kazan, as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved all three Portugal spot-kicks after it finished goalless after extra-time.

While Chile played 120 minutes, Germany will be slightly fresher having beaten Mexico 4-1 in normal time in Thursday's semi-final.

A German is set to finish as the tournament's top scorer with Leon Goretzka and Timo Werner both on three goals, while Stindl has netted twice.

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says Joachim Loew's side - the youngest Confed Cup squad with an average age of just over 24 - have proven youth is no obstacle to success.

"They have a set of players with a lot of experience, despite being very young," said Pizzi, using Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich, 22, and 25-year-old Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi as examples.

"(Joshua) Kimmich is a central pillar at one of the best teams in the world.

"Mustafi was part of the 2014 World Cup winning team and plays in the Premier League, it makes them a formidable opponent.

"We are ready to face them on that level and will try to make sure our work-rate is higher than theirs." — AFP
          Portugal without Ronaldo for Mexico play-off   
MOSCOW: European champions Portugal will have to make do without captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they seek the consolation of a third-place finish in Sunday's Conderations Cup play-off against Mexico.

The Real Madrid star was excused from the squad following Wednesday's penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the semi-finals, returning home to meet his newborn twins.

The 32-year-old, who already has a seven-year-old son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr, from a previous relationship, is believed to have fathered the twins with a surrogate mother in the United States.

"We knew he was having family matters at home," Portugal manager Fernando Santos told a news conference on Saturday.

"Obviously it was an important moment in his life to have these children, whom he hasn't seen yet.

"And as we failed to reach the final here the president of our football federation and me decided that it will be a nice gesture to give him a chance to be with his family."

Portugal are often accused of relying heavily on Ronaldo, but they claimed their first major title without their injured talisman when they beat France 1-0 after extra-time in last year's Euro 2016 final.

Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro is also missing for Portugal through injury, but veteran defender Pepe returns after he was suspended for the Chile clash.

"It will be a game with the same commitment with the same willingness to win from both sides, I believe," said Santos.

"None of us wanted to play this game as our main goal was to reach the final. But as we failed to get that result we have to be motivated for Sunday's encounter.

"We have the same objective as we have had in the last two and a half years - to play for the win in every game."

Mexico's Hector Moreno headed a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Portugal in the group stage, and Santos is well aware of the threat posed by the Gold Cup holders.

"Mexico had an excellent tournament in the group stage, and even in the game against Germany they looked a very dynamic team that always tries to win the game they're playing.

"They're a team with a lot of determination. But I hope that tomorrow my team will be able to score while not conceding any goals, unlike in our first meeting here."

Mexico are appearing at their seventh Confederations Cup and are hoping to restore their pride after Thursday's 4-1 semi-final defeat against world champions Germany.

Mexico, who won the tournament in 1999, have fallen behind in each of their four matches in Russia but will welcome back captain Andres Guardado, who was banned for the Germany game. — AFP
          Trentenni high tech   

articolo tratto da www.blogonomy.it


Diecimila euro. Tanti sono bastati a Luca Ascani, a 25 anni appena, per lanciare nel 2004 GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione dal 2007 quotata alla Borsa di Parigi e che oggi ha una capitalizzazione di circa 60 milioni di euro. Scommessa vinta, dunque, per un enfant prodige «senza agganci», che in pochi anni ha saputo trasformare un’idea apparentemente irrealizzabile in una macchina da soldi: stando agli analisti dovrebbe chiudere il 2008 con un giro d’affari di 40 milioni di euro e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa (vedere l’articolo a pagina 19). Ma Ascani non è certo l’unico «genio tecnologico» made in Italy degli ultimi anni. Anzi, nonostante che il nostro Paese sconti un ritardo storico sul fronte dell’innovazione tecnologica (e non solo), le buone idee non mancano: secondo i dati espressamente elaborati per Economy dalla Camera di commercio di Milano, alla fine del 2008 erano esattamente 130.731 le imprese hi-tech italiane, il 3,6% in più del 2007. E la sola Lombardia ne vanta 28.470 (vedere la mappa a pagina 20). A mancare, semmai, sono i fondi di venture capital: quelli che, per capirci, negli Stati Uniti hanno finanziato migliaia di grandi e di piccole aziende tecnologiche, da Google fino alle miriadi di società da anni presenti nella mitica Silicon Valley, l’areea a sud di San Francisco che è tra le regioni più hi-tech del globo.
In Italia più che altrove c’è un folto gruppo di imprenditori di prima generazione, trentenni o poco più, che hanno saputo rischiare nel settore tecnologico. E di fronte alla carenza di capitali hanno iniziato chiamando a raccolta parenti e amici per racimolare i primi soldi da investire. «È quello che gli anglosassoni chiamano l’approccio delle “3F”, ossia family, friends and fools (cioè famiglia, amici e folli, ndr)» dice a Economy Alberto Giusti, 36 anni, «imprenditore seriale» ormai giunto alla sua sesta avventura hi-tech

I business angel. Alle «3F», in alcuni casi, si aggiungono poi i cosiddetti «business angel», ossia gli investitori informali, manager o professionisti, che sono soliti intervenire quando l’attività è ancora in fase embrionale. «Sono privati con patrimoni accumulati sul campo, generalmente nelle stesse attività che vanno poi a finanziare. Per questo motivo, a differenza delle banche, sono in grado di valutare i rischi dei progetti di start-up» specifica Simone Bassanini, senior manager della società di consulenza Kpmg che, con il supporto dell’Aifi (Associazione italiana private equity e venture capital) e di Intesa Sanpaolo, ha tracciato l’identikit dei «business angel» italiani. Il loro investimento medio si aggira sui 180-200 mila euro circa, pari, in genere, a una quota del 30-40%, o anche meno, del capitale sociale. Portano soldi, dunque, ma anche competenze e in 3-5 anni escono, vendendo le proprie quote a terzi, di solito investitori formali: private equity o, ancora, partner industriali veri e propri.
Purché sia possibile trovarne. In Italia, infatti, la strada in questo settore è tutta in salita. Nel primo semestre del 2008 l’Aifi ha calcolato che su 170 operazioni di private equity e di venture capital, per un totale di 2,77 miliardi di euro, soltanto 40 interventi per 52 milioni di euro complessivi hanno riguardato start-up al livello d’inizio. Queste operazioni, oltretutto, sono state coperte nel 50% dei casi da finanziarie regionali e solo in minima parte da banche (7,5%) o da società di gestione del risparmio (2,5%). Eppure «se c’è un momento in cui diventa vitale puntare su nuove idee di business è proprio quello attuale» interviene Alessandro Spada, presidente di Innovab, l’azienda per l’innovazione della Camera di commercio di Milano, Monza e Brianza. «Solamente così si può dare nuovo impulso all’economia una volta che la crisi sarà passata».
Tanto più che con il decreto-legge 112 varato il 25 giugno scorso, meglio noto come «decreto Brunetta», sono state introdotte per la prima volta in Italia misure fiscali che incentivano gli investimenti in start-up. Che sia giunta l’ora della svolta? I tre giovani imprenditori intervistati da Economy nelle pagine che seguono si augurano di sì. E ricordano: «C’è chi pensava che fossimo folli, e invece…».
La loro è una vera professione di ottimismo.

Una ventottenne di Milano ha unito gioielli e tecnologia e oggi vende le sue creazioni nelle migliori gioiellerie d’Europa. Un trentaduenne di Vicenza ha fondato un’azienda di telefonia «low cost» per le chiamate all’estero. Un romano di 29 anni ha fondato un’azienda che ha scavalcato le Alpi per quotarsi a Parigi: ora capitalizza 60 milioni di euro. Antonella Fiorentino, Manuel Zanella e Luca Ascani, nonostante le difficoltà di accesso al credito e le ritrosie di una cultura «made in Italy» che non agevola le start-up tecnologiche di giovani imprenditori, ce l’hanno fatta. Ecco come ci sono riusciti.

Antonella Fiorentino
Gioielli che suonano molto bene
(e le star stanno ad ascoltare)

Si dice che alle spalle di ogni grande uomo agisca una donna forte. In questo caso, una giovane di carattere e dall’indubbio talento imprenditoriale sta dietro un’iniziativa commerciale partita nel dicembre 2008 e che, nel giro di un mese, è già riuscita a conquistare ordini e commesse per un valore superiore ai 100 mila euro.
Lei è Antonella Fiorentino, 28 anni: a cavallo fra il 2007 e il 2008 ha fondato ad Azzate Varesino la società di trading Double Crazy, dalla quale è sorto poi il marchio commerciale «Kiwie Jewels». La missione era trasformare gli oggetti hi-tech più popolari e affermati in veri gioielli, incastonandoli in cornici e in supporti fatti di autentiche pietre preziose. Grazie ad alcune precedenti iniziative commerciali, durate circa un anno, Antonella e il marito Daniele De Molli (37 anni) hanno incamerato la maggior parte del milione necessario all’apertura della nuova impresa.
Hanno sviluppato contatti cruciali con i produttori asiatici di prodotti digitali, tra Mp3 e cuffie per cellulari, mantenendo il design in Italia. «Quello dell’elettronica» dice Fiorentino a Economy «è però un settore maturo dove è difficile riuscire». Per farlo serviva qualcosa di innovativo, che differenziasse l’offerta. «L’abbiamo trovato nei gioielli» continua Fiorentino. «I prodotti Kiwie Jewels oggi sono in 42 vetrine in tutta Italia».
I guadagni dell’azienda hanno raggiunto gli 80 mila euro nel giro di un mese, già alla fine del dicembre 2008. Ma è stato solo l’inizio, perché dopo avere preso parte alla fiera mondiale dell’elettronica di Las Vegas e dopo avere trovato spazio nei punti vendita più chic di Londra, ora Kiwie Jewels vuole ampliare la sua rete. Da febbraio sarà anche in Spagna e in Svizzera, dapprima nei negozi di Foxtown a Mendrisio e poi in altre dieci gioiellerie.
In Italia le creazioni di Kiwie Jewels sono in boutique «trendy»: il Cielo di piazza Duomo a Milano e Brusco, il distributore di Rolex e di Bulgari del centro di Roma. Ma tra due mesi i tecnogioielli saranno in altri 100 negozi: «Naturalmente siamo molto interessati a mercati come gli Emirati Arabi o gli Stati Uniti» dice Antonella «dove però abbiamo già una serie di testimonial di primo piano: ci hanno garantito un’ottima visibilità internazionale».
Sono cantanti come l’emergente Rihanna o famosi come Mariah Carey; ma anche attrici del calibro di Eva Longoria (Casalinghe disperate), cui il marito Tony Parker, campione della pallacanestro, ha appena regalato un ciondolo a forma di cuore che si schiude per scoprire due lettori di file Mp3: è il modello «Twinheart» di Kiwie Jewels. «Crediamo che possa essere un successo per il San Valentino 2009» dice la giovane manager «ed è in vendita a soltanto 80 euro».
L’idea di base è che il lusso hi-tech debba restare il più possibile alla portata di tutti, anche se i prodotti di fascia alta con diamanti, come l’Mp5, partono da 400 euro. Progettata e disegnata nell’atelier di Azzate, in provincia di Varese, ma realizzata in Asia con il supporto delle sedi aperte a Shenzhen, in Cina, la linea Kiwie Jewels è rivestita con pietre incastonate di provenienza certificata, lavorate in Italia da maestri orafi. La gamma, che oggi è fatta di sette «famiglie» di prodotto (compresi gli Swars, orecchini-auricolare tempestati di preziosi), accoglierà presto creazioni inedite: «Il 14 febbraio» dichiara Fiorentino «sarà anche la nostra festa, perché presenteremo le nuove proposte proprio per il giorno degli innamorati. E se tutto andrà bene, il prossimo passo sarà un negozio monomarca».
Intanto c’è la soddisfazione di essere cresciuti senza aiuti. «Abbiamo avuto credito dalle banche» conclude Fiorentino «ma per piccola parte del capitale iniziale. E solo la Popolare di Bergamo ha creduto davvero in noi».

(Roberto Carminati)

Manuel Zanella
L’inventore che convinse il «mito»
della sua infanzia a entrare nei telefoni

L’ufficio di Manuel Zanella è una macchia di colore arancio-verde nel grigio della zona industriale di Vicenza. A pochi centimetri dal computer, sulla scrivania, la foto di suo figlio nato il 12 dicembre 2008. Sulla parete di fronte, due copertine di un mensile economico. La prima ha in primo piano il volto di Silvio Berlusconi. Sulla seconda campeggia Ennio Doris, numero uno di Mediolanum. «Un giorno metterò lì accanto la terza copertina: magari quella di Economy» dice. «E ci sarà la mia foto».
Presuntuoso? Forse. Di sicuro ambizioso e determinato. Zanella, 32 anni, è figlio di un perito elettrotecnico che aveva una fonderia venduta nel 2005 e il mito di Doris, vicentino, imprenditore «fai-da-te» se lo porta dietro da quando è bambino, da quando voleva fare l’inventore. Dopo una laurea in ingegneria elettronica a Padova, inizia a lavorare come «family banker» proprio in Mediolanum. Nel 2003 si sposa e parte per il Kenya. E lì nasce l’idea che nel 2006 lo porta alla fondazione di Zero Mobile: «Per telefonare e ricevere chiamate dall’Africa all’Italia spendevo 6 euro al minuto, un’enormità» racconta.
Come evitare quel salasso? «Non ho fatto altro che guardare a quanto già esisteva in Inghilterra e Stati Uniti» risponde«e ho fondato Zero Mobile, un operatore globale di telefonia low cost rivolto solo a chi viaggia all’estero per lavoro e per turismo».
Particolare è anche il canale di vendita: solo agenzie di viaggi e società che forniscono servizi business alle imprese, oltre alle agenzie Lottomatica. L’idea c’era. Ma servivano i soldi: almeno 250 mila euro, per iniziare. Zanella sapeva che le banche difficilmente avrebbero finanziato una start-up. E voleva che fosse proprio Doris il suo «business angel».

Un incontro difficile. Così decide di andare a casa sua: a Tombolo, vicino Vicenza. Tenta due volte di consegnare una lettera a Doris. Poi ottiene un incontro, ma con un suo collaboratore che non si mostra interessato. Zanella non si arrende. Torna a Tombolo e consegna una terza lettera. È il luglio del 2006. La segreteria di Doris lo chiama e gli fissa un appuntamento. «Questa volta Doris c’era» racconta Zanella. «Mi ha detto: io di telefonia non capisco molto. Ma voglio fidarmi della tua determinazione».
E ha finanziato Zero Mobile con 100 mila euro attraverso due società personali, H Invest eH Equity. Altri 150 mila sono arrivati da Daniele Bortolotti, che è il cognato di Zanella e il titolare di Petrolvilla Group, 400 milioni di ricavi da prodotti petroliferi. Nel 2007, poi, è stato fatto un aumento di capitale fino a 400 milioni. Oggi il 75% di Zero Mobile è in mano alle due società di Doris, il 10% a Petrolvilla Group e il 15% a Zanella. L’azienda ha otto dipendenti e coinvolge una rete di circa 100 agenti. E le sim di Zero Mobile sono in vendita in circa 900 agenzie, più nella rete di Lottomatica. 
Il meccanismo è semplice: Zero Mobile ha un accordo con un operatore di telefonia estone che gli mette a disposizione la piattaforma di roaming internazionale e un sistema («call back») tale per cui la chiamata viene trasformata da internazionale a nazionale. I risparmi arrivano all’85%. E dopo la sim è nato anche lo «Zerofonino», un cellulare dual sim Umts realizzato dalla cinese Techfit (la stessa che produce apparecchi per la Nokia) in cui inserire due card: la prima dell’operatore tradizionale, la seconda di Zero Mobile per i viaggi all’estero. Il business plan prevede 15 milioni di fatturato entro il 2011 e il break even nel 2009. «Gli accordi che abbiamo già in mano ci consentono di pensare che rispetteremo gli obiettivi» dice sicuro Zanella: l’«inventore» vicentino che ha convinto il suo mito dell’infanzia a rischiare con lui.

(Ilaria Molinari)

Luca Ascani
Partire su internet con 10 mila euro
e arrivare a capitalizzare 60 milioni

È del 1979, ma tiene moltissimo a dire che «non ha ancora 30 anni», perché è nato in novembre. Luca Ascani, romano, sventola all’estero la bandiera del talento italiano alla guida di GoAdv, società di servizi d’informazione e di comunicazione, quotata al listino Alternext (Nyse-Euronext) di Parigi, con una capitalizzazione che oggi vale circa 60 milioni di euro. La sua è la classica storia dell’enfant prodige «senza agganci». Non ha una laurea nel cassetto perché, dice a Economy, «ho fatto due anni di giurisprudenza, ma non faceva per me», ed entra nel mondo internet in maniera casuale. Era il 1999 quando, a soli 20 anni, viene reclutato da BuyCentral, società specializzata nella comparazione dei prezzi su internet, per fare uno stage a Parigi. «L’unico punto di forza che avevo era la buona conoscenza della lingua francese» dice. «Ma non ero un patito di computer e anche oggi non so realizzare nemmeno una riga di html».
Essere italiano, invece, gli dà la possibilità nel 2000 di diventare il responsabile del lancio del progetto BuyCentral in Italia: e come partner e amministratore delegato. Quattro anni dopo BuyCentral viene acquisita da Lycos e, nel luglio 2004, Ascani si lancia in un nuovo progetto: la società di servizi d’informazione e comunicazione online GoAdv. Con lui c’è il socio Salvatore Esposito, 34 anni, che dopo BuyCentral ha fatto un’esperienza in Altavista.
Partito con un investimento di 10 mila euro, Ascani è riuscito a crescere sviluppando una società con un fatturato di oltre 18,4 milioni di euro al primo semestre, che si è chiuso il 30 giugno 2008, e uno staff di 100 persone in tutta Europa. La chiusura d’anno è attesa alla fine del febbraio 2009 con un fatturato che gli analisti stimano sui 38 milioni di euro. Ascani ricorda di avere avuto da subito una visione paneuropea per lo sviluppo della sua impresa: «Ho iniziato in Italia, che non è considerata il punto di partenza ideale per avviare un business online: ma sono andato contro gli stereotipi e ho dimostrato che non era solo una possibilità, ma una vera opportunità». Così l’imprenditore ha deciso che la società non si limitasse al mercato italiano e in pochi mesi ha aperto un ufficio nel Regno Unito: «Un anno dopo eravamo attivi in otto Paesi europei e questo ci ha consentito di sviluppare velocemente il business».

Diciassette milioni di utenti. Adesso GoAdv conta su 17 milioni di utenti al mese, con una rete di siti web ad alta visibilità attivi nel Regno Unito, in Germania, Paesi Bassi, Francia, Italia, Spagna, Svezia e Polonia e sedi a Roma, Dublino, Parigi, Manila e Casablanca. La rete include il gruppo di portali generalisti Excite Europe, acquistati subito dopo la quotazione in Borsa;BetterDeals, una serie di siti verticali personalizzati che aiuta gli utenti a sfruttare al meglio le ricerche sul web; e Track Set, società di Pisa che opera nella web analytics, ovvero analizza i percorsi di navigazione degli utenti sui siti.
«Per una crescita reale è di vitale importanza adottare una prospettiva paneuropea e una visione che vada oltre il territorio, specialmente nel mondo internet» dice Ascani che va fiero del fatto di non essere mai ricorso alle banche. «Il nostro sviluppo è sempre stato organico, non ho mai avuto bisogno di investire al di là della liquidità che la mia azienda produceva» dice. La gestione oculata del denaro la ritiene un’eredità familiare: «Ho sempre seguito il prezioso consiglio di mio padre: prima fare profitto e poi investire» dice.
Per questo Ascani procede sempre a piccoli passi, attenendosi a due punti fermi: «rentability and scalability», ovvero il business deve essere in utile e scalare, altrimenti si crea un limite alla crescita. «Momenti difficili ce ne sono stati» ammette «ma lo stress negativo può durare qualche ora, poi bisogna trovare la soluzione, positivizzare sempre».
Un passo fondamentale, però, lo ha fatto due anni fa, cedendo al mondo della finanza con l’ingresso in Borsa. «Siamo stati fortunati perché siamo entrati prima della discesa e abbiamo tenuto bene» dice. La quotazione è avvenuta con un private placement interamente sottoscritto, per 5,5 milioni di euro, dal fondo di private equity Truffle venture.
E l’impatto con la finanza è stato positivo, visto che nel giugno 2008 Ascani è tornato sul mercato con il lancio di un’obbligazione convertibile da 11,5 milioni e scadenza cinque anni, sempre rivolta a investitori istituzionali. «Adesso abbiamo 20 milioni di euro in cassa da investire in acquisizioni e strategicamente nel 2009 ci guarderemo intorno». Per crescere ancora. A piccoli passi.


          Cruising in Lithuania   
West Hollywood, June 1997

Lane and I haven't lived together for a year, and I've been sort of dating Kevin the Vampire, so we're not sure if we are a couple or not.  But we don't want to break our tradition of a trip every summer, either Europe or a road trip across the U.S.

"Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam?" I suggest.  "We haven't been there in a while.  Or maybe Germany?"

"No Germany!"  he exclaims.  "I want to go somewhere off the beaten path.  Lithuania.  In search of my Jewish ancestors."

"Your mother was Polish -- we've already been to Poland to check out her heritage -- and your father was from California."

"But Dad's parents were Litvak -- Lithuanian Jews.  Bubbe -- Grandma -- immigrated with her parents in 1915.  She used to tell stories of the shtetl of Kvedarna, where her father was a rabbi."

The more I research Lithuania, the less I want to visit.  Granted, the Lithuanian language is the closest we have to the original Indo-European.

English:  My sausage is very big.
Hindi: Mera sosej bahut bada hai
Lithuanian: Mano dešra yra labai didelė

But it is an extremely homophobic country, like Mississippi squared.  No gay bars, no bathhouses, no nothing.  Plus 95% of the Jewish population was killed in the Holocaust.

95%!  Why would you want to go there?

But Lane is  adamant about investigating his Bubbe's Rabbi father, and he is paying for the plane tickets, so....Paris, Amsterdam, and Lithuania

Day 1:

There are no nonstop flights from Amsterdam to Vilnius, so we have  to go through Frankfurt, arriving at 1:30 pm.

Six years after independence, Soviet influence is everywhere: most signs are in Russian, not Lithuanian; there are long blocks of Brutopian apartment complexes, and statues of liberated workers gazing defiantly at the future; there are police officers and soldiers everywhere, who keep asking for our papers.

But our hotel is in the Old Quarter, on a winding Baroque street near the University and the Signatory House (where independence was declared).

We tour the rather austere Palace of the Grand Dukes and the Vilnius Cathedral, have dinner in a French restaurant, and, near dusk, see the statue of the Gaon, Elijah ben Solomon Zalman (1720-1797), a Talmudic scholar and leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian Jews.

Then back to the hotel and to bed, having not met any actual Lithuanians, gay or straight, Jewish or Gentile.













Day 2:

After breakfast, we rent a car (quite a feat in a country not set up for tourism) and drive to Kaunas, about an hour away, which once had a Jewish population of 40,000 (today about 500, mostly elderly).   We arrive in time for Shabbat services at the Ohel Jahov Synagogue, where the congregation consists entirely of elderly men.  We don't talk to anyone.

In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of the Devil and Kaunas Castle, then the small, austere monument to the Jews who died in the Holocaust.

"This is all very interesting," I tell Lane, "But I need some masculine companionship.  What's the point of traveling, if you don't meet locals?  Preferably hot ones."

Our Spartacus guide doesn't list any gay bars in Kaunas, but it lists a "mixed bar," Baras, which caters to "students, bohemians, transvestites, fairies, and misfits."


Although we roil at being labeled "misfits," we check it out.

Mostly students and bohemians, not a lot of cruising going on.  I try to strike up a conversation with a twink reading a paperback book and drinking beer: in his 20s, slim, pale, weird half-mohawk hair style, horn-rimmed glasses:

"Mano vardas Boomer.  Aš esu iš Toronto." (I always claim to be Canadian while traveling in Europe, to avoid the extreme anti-American prejudice.)

He responds briefly and coolly, in English.  Soon I back off.

Well, at least I talked to a local.



Day 3

Our hotel has a gym, so we can work out before hitting the road for Kvedarna, where Lane's great-grandfather was a rabbi.  It's about two hours west over flat, green countryside.

The main street doesn't look anything like a main street: just single story, gable-roofed Lithuanian farmhouses, painted orange and green, so widely separated that they seemed rural, not urban.  There's a gas station, a grocery store, a Catholic church, a row of ugly apartment buildings leftover from Soviet times, and a monument to Vytautas the Great (1350-1430), the leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and a hero in the independence movement.

The only trace of a Jewish presence is a small, overgrown Jewish cemetery, with fifty or so markers in Hebrew.  We can't find one for Lane's great-grandfather, the rabbi, although there are a few with his Bubbe's name that could be relatives.

The trip has been a bust: some interesting sights, but mostly sadness, loss, and loneliness.  It's an odd feeling being in a country of 3.6 million people, and not knowing anyone.

Since there's no restaurant in town, we stop at Kvedarna's small grocery store for some meat, cheese, and bread to make sandwiches.

There's a twink boy outside, eating a popsicle, shirtless even though it's a cool, rainy day: slim, pale body, pinprick nipples, tight abs.  He has the same weird hair and eyeglasses as the guy from last night.

For a moment I think it's the same person, so I say "Sveiki!  Small world, isn't it?"

He smiles.  "Americans?"

I realize my mistake.  "Taip.  I'm Boomer, and this is Lane.  We're from Hollywood, California."

"Joku."  He switches the popsicle to his left hand so he can shake our hands.  "You are from Hollywood!  You are movie stars?"

"We've been in some tv shows," I lie.

"Palike!  You will give me your...your..."  He made a writing sign.  "Why you come to Kvedarna?"

"My grandmother was born here,"  Lane said.

"Tikras!  My grandmother, too.  Maybe we are...um...cousin.  Come, cousins hug."  He wrapped us both in a bear hug.  "You come home, meet my mother and brothers?"

So we spend an hour having tea and very sweet pastries with Joku and his mother, two brothers, and two very hot friends, discussing Hollywood celebrities, Lane's Jewish heritage ("lots of Jews in Hollywood, no?"), and, obliquely, being gay:

Brother: "Do you have wives in California?"
Joku:  "Lane and Boomer don't want wives.  They are free."

Then it is time to drive back to Vilnius to catch our plane in the morning.

No sex, no gay people, that I know of.  But sometimes, meeting a local is enough.

 Especially a hot one.

This story with nude photos is on Tales of West Hollywood


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          Yeah, unchanging Truth .... except ....   
.... for this German guy named Martin (maybe you've heard of him?) a few hundred years ago who decided to drop a few books from the scriptural canon, to finesse a few minor passages here and there, and ... oh yeah ... decided that only two of the seven Sacraments are really of divine origin!

OK. folks at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, Basehor, Kansas, I know you're Missouri Synod (which means that you're likely actual Christians, like some of your friends in the ELCA who've entered the New Age). Quit kidding yourselves. There's one true Church, and it didn't start in Wittenburg.

          In praise of illiteracy....   

As I was desperately looking for comfort, rationalizaton and self-justification for myself and Mrs. Curmudgeon, what with the fact that more than half of the little Curmudgeons are illiterate, I stumbled upon a passage from an "old friend" from graduate school, Richard M Weaver:

What the defenders of present civilization usually mean when they say that modern man is better educated than his forebears is that he is literate in larger numbers. The literacy can be demonstrated; yet one may question whether there has ever been a more deceptive panacea, and we are compelled, after a hundred years of experience, to echo Nietzsche’s bitter observation: “Everyone being allowed to learn to read, ruineth in the long run not only writing but also thinking.” It is not what people can read; it is what they do read, and what they can be made, by any imaginable means, to learn from what they read, that determines the issue of this noble experiment. We have given them a technique of acquisition; how much comfort can we take in the way they employ it? In a society where expression is free and popularity is rewarded they read mostly that which debauches them and they are continuously exposed to manipulation by controllers of the printing machine…. It may be doubted whether one person in three draws what may be correctly termed knowledge from his freely chosen reading matter. The staggering number of facts to which he today has access serves only to draw him away from consideration of first principles, so that his orientation becomes peripheral. And looming above all as a reminder of this fatuity is the tragedy of modern Germany, the one totally literate nation.

--from Ideas Have Consequences (1948), pp. 13-14.

Take THAT, Barbara Bush!


          Triumvirat "Russian Roulette" (1980) -Westcoast Rock / AOR-   
  
 Label : EMI Records


01 - Party Life (Arno Steffen)
02 - You Can't Catch Me (Arno Steffen)
03 - Come With Me (Jürgen Fritz)
04 - Games (Jürgen Fritz)
05 - Cooler (Arno Steffen)
06 - The Ballad Of Rudy Törner (German Intro) (Jürgen Fritz)
07 - We're Rich On What We've Got (Jürgen Fritz)
08 - Twice (Arno Steffen)
09 - Rien Ne Vas Plus (Jürgen Fritz)
10 - Roxy (Arno Steffen)
11 - Russian Roulette (Jürgen Fritz)
12 - The Ballad Of Rudy Törner (English Intro) (Jürgen Fritz)



Arranged & Produced by Jürgen Fritz
Co-Produced & Engineered by Jimmy Hite
Recorded at :
Filmway/Heider Studios, Los Angeles
Capitol Records Studios, Los Angeles
Info Studios, Monheim, West Germany
EMI Studios, Cologne West Germany
Assistant Engineers Hugh B. Davies, Tchad Blake, Felix, Luciano Piccino, Rolf Hanekamp & Harald Lepschies
Mixed by Jürgen Fritz & Jimmy Hite at EMI Studio 2, Cologne, West Germany & The Aphex Aural Exciter
Recorded & Mixed between September 10th, & December 18th in 1979
Mastering John Cremer at EMI Records, Cologne



01 - Party Life

Arno Steffen : Lead vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Piano & Moogs
Jeff Porcaro : Drums
Steve Lukather : Bass & Electric Guitars
Tim May : Electric Guitar
Robert Greenidge : Steel Drums
The Party Life Crowd : Hermann, Marita, Elke, Charly, MH, Sabine, Arno, Jürgen & whoever was around - except Rolf, who didn't want to

02 - You Can't Catch Me

Arno Steffen : Lead vocals & Fingersnaps
Jürgen Fritz : Fender Rhodes, Organ, Moos & Fingersnaps
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Tim May : Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Alan Estes : Tambourines & Castagnets
Pete Christlieb : Saxophone
Venetta Fields : Backing vocals
Maxine Willard Waters : Backing vocals
Julia Tillman Waters : Backing vocals

03 - Come With Me

Arno Steffen : Lead & Backing vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Pianos, Moog, Tambourin & Percussion
Mike Gong : Electric Guitars & Solo, Backing vocals
Jeff Porcaro : Drums & Syndrum
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitar

04 - Games

Arno Steffen : Lead & Backing vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Piano & Organ
Mike Gong : Backing vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
David Hungate : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitar
Alan Estes : Congas

05 - Cooler

Arno Steffen : Lead & Backing vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Fender Rhodes, Piano, Organ & Moog
Mike Gong : Electric Guitar
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitar & Solo
Tim May : Electric Guitar
Jimmy Hite : Sound Effects

06 - The Ballad Of Rudy Törner (German Intro)

Introduction by Arno Steffen
Arno Steffen : Lead vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Fender Rhodes & Farfisa Organ
Jeff Porcaro Drums
David Hungate : Bass
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitars
Tim May : Electric Guitar
Robert Greenidge : Steel Drums
Alan Estes : Maracas
Brigitte Witt : Backing vocals
Hanna Dölitzsch : Backing vocals
Catrin Pröpper : Backing vocals

07 - We're Rich On What We've Got

Arno Steffen : Lead & Backing vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Fender Rhodes, Piano, Yamaha CS-80, Triangle & Tambourin
Mike Gong : Backing vocals
Jeff Porcaro : Drums & Syndrum
David Hungate : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitars
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitar Solo

08 - Twice

Arno Steffen : Lead & Backing vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Piano, Fender Rhodes & Tambourin
Mike Gong : Electric Guitars & Backing vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitar & Solo

09 - Rien Ne Vas Plus

Arno Steffen : Lead vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Piano & Solana String Synthesizer
Mike Gong : Electric Guitar Solo
Jeff Porcaro Drums
David Hungate : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitars
Pete Jolly : Accordion
Brigitte Witt : Backing vocals
Hanna Dölitzsch : Backing vocals
Catrin Pröpper : Backing vocals
Solina Strings Arranged by Arno Steffen & Jürgen Fritz

10 - Roxy

Arno Steffen : Lead vocals & Voices
Jürgen Fritz : Fender Rhodes, Yamaha CS-80 & Prophet Synthesizer
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Neil Stubenhaus : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitar
Steve Lukather : Electric Guitar
Alan Estes : Congas
Jimmy Site : Sound Effects

11 - Russian Roulette

Arno Steffen : Lead vocals
Jürgen Fritz : Pianos & Percussion
Jeff Porcaro Drums
David Hungate : Bass
Tim May : Electric Guitars
Alan Estes : Marimbas, Timbales & Tambourin
Pete Christlieb : Clarinet
Venetta Field : Backing vocals
Maxine Willard Waters : Backing vocals
Julia Tillman Waters : Backing vocals
Vocal Solo by Julia Tillman Waters

12 - The Ballad Of Rudy Törner (English Intro)

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          Hi R--interesting thought, eh, to have an expirati...   
Hi R--interesting thought, eh, to have an expiration date on the marriage (smile)?

I think there are a lot of German men giving this some serious thought (wink).
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1/35 German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A7This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

The Leopard 2 A7, developed by Krauss-Maffei Wagaman GmbH & Co. KG (KMW), is the latest version of the 36-year-old Leopard 2 MBTs. This vehicle has a series of upgrades for low intensity conflicts: it has received a new APU and a new air conditioning system to improve environment inside the vehicle. It's prepared for the installation of add-on armour on its hull which can be done in a quick manner when necessary. It's still fitted with the add-on armour against chemical energy anti-tank weapons on the turret and the chassis like on the Leopard 2 A5 and Leopard 2 A6M. Thanks to those upgrades, the Leopard 2 A7 has become the most advanced main battle tank that is most suitable for LIC operations in German Army so far.

The MENG TS-027 German Main Battle Tank Leopard 2 A7 follows the design concept of the previous Leopard 2 A4 model kit. This kit includes movable suspension, cement-free workable tracks and adhesive mirror foil, clear lights and optical equipment, precision PE parts and the paint scheme of German unit in active service. It precisely replicates the first Leopard 2 A7 main battle tanks.

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          1/35 WWII German 200L Fuel Drum Set   
1/35 WWII German 200L Fuel Drum Set* Kit comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

- Modelling skills required
- For ages 14 and over

The set includes:
- 8x Undamaged drums
- 8x Dented drums
- 8x Hand pumps

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          1/35 German Artillerieschlepper CT3 601 (r) with 200L Fuel Drums   
1/35 German Artillerieschlepper CT3 601 (r) with 200L Fuel DrumsThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

- Modelling skills required
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           1/35 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 "King Tiger" Zimmerit Decals    
1/35 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 Type: water-slide decals

How to apply water-slide decals:
1. Preparation: to achieve better result, a gloss or semi-gloss coat is very important. It will make a smooth layer which the decals will suction to and make it much easier to apply and set them.
2. Cut out the decal you need (do it on cutting mat)
3. Grab the decal with tweezers, place it on the surface of the water and leave it for about 20 seconds.
4. Remove the decal from the water and place it on paper towel to remove any excess water.
5. Apply decal solution to the part where the decal is to be placed.
6. Slide the decal off the backing paper on to the model. Using a paint brush or cotton bud is a good way to do this without damaging the decal.
7. Use the brush, knife or cotton bud to position the decal. Using your paper towel, gently dab the decal and soak up the excess water (decal softener is also recommended at this stage. After applying softener, the decal will suction to the part and flatten out smooth.)
8. When the decal is completely dry, give another coat of varnish or Klear/Future to seal it.

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          Чили — Германия. Онлайн-трансляция финального матча Кубка конфедераций   

Сегодня на «Санкт-Петербург Арене» сборные Чили и Германии сразятся за звание победителя Кубка конфедераций-2017. А перед матчем пройдет церемония закрытия турнира, в которой примет участия экс-нападающий Бразилии Роналдо. Чилийцы завоевали путевку в финал, обыграв португальцев в серии пенальти. Основное и дополнительное время закончились вничью 0:0, а затем голкипер чилийцев Браво воершил невероятное и отразил три 11-метровых удара подряд. читайте также Полуфинальный матч между Германией и Мексикой получился не столь драматичным. Встреча завершилась разгромной победой немцев со счетом 4:1, которые, напомним, выступают на турнире экспериментальным составом. Таким образом, подопечные Йоахима Лева еще раз подтвердили свой высокий класс. Напомним, что сегодняшние соперники уже играли между собой на групповом этапе. Тогда матч закончился со счетом 1:1. Наверняка обе команды сделали выводы после той игры и сегодня постараются выложиться по максимуму. Финальную встречу обслужит бригада судей во главе с сербом Милорадом Мажичем. Онлайн-трансляция матча Чили — Германия начнется 2 июня в 21:00 по московскому времени. Церемония закрытия состоится в 19:15. Источник новости

Запись Чили — Германия. Онлайн-трансляция финального матча Кубка конфедераций впервые появилась События дня - InfoRU.news.


          möbliertes App Maisonette in Kaufbeuren, Germaringen   
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          Кадыров о легализации однополых браков в Германии: последний день Помпеи   

Короткая ссылка 22:54 Глава Чечни Рамзан Кадыров прокомментировал принятие немецким бундестагом закона об однополых браках. «Я прочитал одну новость из бундестага Германии, посмотрел на реакцию зала и подумал, что это последний день Помпеи. Мы убеждены, что, наоборот, нужно стремиться к укреплению института семьи. Альтернативы семье нет и никогда не будет», — написал Кадыров в Instagram. Он отметил, что в крепкой здоровой семье растут морально устойчивые, порядочные, почитающие родителей и любящие родину люди. «Проведённый по моему поручению анализ свидетельствует, что большинство из молодых людей, совершивших за последние годы в Чечне тяжкие преступления, росли в неполноценной семье», — подчеркнул глава Чечни. Кадыров сообщил, что встретился с муфтием Чечни, имамами городов и районов, главами администраций для всестороннего обсуждения мер, которые необходимо предпринять для сокращения разводов, восстановления ранее разрушенных семей. 30 июня в Германии бундестаг принял закон о легализации однополых браков. Подробнее — в материале RT. Подписывайтесь на наш Telegram, чтобы быть в курсе важных новостей. Источник новости

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          Juventusi kërkon dyshen e PSG-së (Foto)   
Juve është duke menduar seriozisht t’i transferojë në Torino Matuidin dhe Aurierin Juventusi ka pyetur Paris Saint-Germainin për Blaise Matuidin dhe Serge Aurierin, raporton Sky Sport Italia, transmeton Gazeta Express. Juve është lidhur me Matuidin që nga janari, madje edhe ishin afër marrëveshjes. Francezi shihet si kandidati potencial për mesfushën e Juves, pasi Sevilla refuzon […]
          Dimitri Medvedev: Helmut Kohl a înțeles că Europa are un loc și pentru Rusia   

Premierul rus, Dimitri Medvedev, a subliniat în discursul său susţinut la ceremonia omagială de la Strasbourg dedicată fostului cancelar german Helmut Kohl că acesta din urmă 'a înţeles că Europa...
          Vladimir Putin nu va fi prezent la finala Cupei Confederațiilor la fotbal   

Preşedintele rus Vladimir Putin nu va fi prezent la finala Cupei Confederaţiilor la fotbal, care se va disputa duminică în oraşul său natal, Sankt Petersburg, între naţionala Germaniei şi cea a...
          Emmanuel Macron: ”Într-o zi, istoria va trebui să ne judece și pe noi”   

Preşedintele francez, Emmanuel Macron, a spus sâmbătă, la ceremonia organizată la Strasbourg în memoria fostului cancelar german Helmut Kohl, decedat în iunie, că doreşte, împreună cu...
          Четыре тысячи фанатов Германии и Чили прибыли на финал Кубка конфедераций в Санкт-Петербург   

Четыре тыс. болельщиков национальных команд Германии и Чили прибыли на финальный матч Кубка конфедераций в Санкт-Петербург. Об этом информирует «Чемпионат» со ссылкой на компанию oneFactor. Отмечается, что по состоянию на 1 июля в Санкт-Петербург прибыло около четырёх тыс. болельщиков Германии и Чили. По оценкам oneFactor, количество болельщиков обеих команд на финальном матче будет примерно равным. Ранее сообщалось, что главный тренер сборной России по футболу Станислав Черчесов посетил тренировку национальной команды Германии в преддверии финала Кубка конфедераций. В финальном матче Кубка конфедераций сыграют сборные Германии и Чили. Встреча пройдёт на стадионе «Санкт-Петербург» 2 июля. Начало — в 21:00. Источник новости

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          Raquel Bluvstein, 3 poemas 3 (+1)   

Fotografía de Elizabeth Gadd



EN EL EXTRANJERO

Así me sentaré... así: encogida y temblando.
Aquí el sol es frío en este cielo extraño.
Se oirá una callada orden, nostalgia por la patria.
¡Levántate y marcha!, ¿qué haces en tierra extranjera?.

Así me levantaré...así: por milésima vez.
Así me iré, sin fuerzas.
Así vagaré por los caminos, al solano y con lluvia.
Así amaré... así: sin sentido.


בַּנֵּכָר

כָּכָה אֵשֵׁב...  כָּכָה:  שַׁחָה וְרוֹעֶדֶת.
שֶׁמֶשׁ קָרָה פֹּה בַּשַּׁחַק הַזָּר.
צַו חֲרִישִׁי יִשָּׁמַע – גַּעְגּוּעֵי הַמּוֹלֶדֶת –
קוּמִי וּלְכִי!  מַה לָּךְ בְּאֶרֶץ נֵכָר!

כָּכָה אָקוּם...  כָּכָה:  בַּפַּעַם הָאֶלֶף.
כָּכָה אֵלֵךְ לִי בְּאֶפֶס אוֹנִים.
כָּךְ אֲשׁוֹטֵט בַּדְּרָכִים, בַּשָּׁרָב וּבָדֶּלֶף;
כָּכָה אֹהַב... כָּכָה:  לְלֹא פִּתְרוֹנִים.

תל-אביב, תרפ"ו



Fotografía de Elizabeth Gadd





ESPERANZA

Clavar en la oscuridad unos ojos suplicantes,
tender hacia el vacío unas manos ansiosas,
abrir el oído al susurro de las hojas,
esperar un milagro, aguardar un prodigio.

Mil veces desesperarse y mil veces creer
en el consuelo de los misterios, en la recompensa cercana, pronta,
sumergirse en el olvido y, de repente, despertar
y maldecir el veredicto aunque se acepte.

Buscar refugio en las figuras del pasado,
en su piadoso contacto, en su puro trato,
temblar al contener el llanto y, hasta que el día luzca,
embriagarse con la amargura del dolor y su extraña dulzura.




Fotografía de Elizabeth Gadd



TUS MANOS

Tus manos son tiernas como el regazo de una tierra patria,
como el de ésta, es agradable su contacto, es olvido y calma.
Aferrarse a ellas y saber:
¡aquí no temeré!.

Una mujer, sólo soy una mujer, sarmiento
que sube trepando y que al llegar a la copa,
ya sin apoyo, afligida y pálida
hacia la tierra me torno.




B O N U S  T R A C K


Fotografía de Elizabeth Gadd


TRANSFORMACIÓN

Este débil cuerpo,
este corazón apenado,
se convertirán en miles de granos de polvo fecundo,
en bienes de la tierra que esperan la primera lluvia
e irrumpen joviales hacia lo alto.

Con la bendición de la primera lluvia me derramaré hacia la libertad
por entre las grietas de mi ataúd,
por entre los regados terrones de tierra,
y para los ojos cansados por el solano haré germinar
en mis ojos...hierba






Raquel Bluvstein
(Vyatka, Rusia, 1890 - Tel Aviv, 1931)
en Poemas de Raquel Bluvstein, Editorial Riopiedras, 1985
Introducción, traducción y notas por Ana María Bejarano
para leer más en: MARASANATI A LAS TRES

          Черчесов посетил тренировку сборной Германии по футболу   

Главный тренер сборной России по футболу Станислав Черчесов посетил тренировку национальной команды Германии в преддверии финала Кубка конфедераций. Об этом сообщается на официальной странице немецкой сборной в социальной сети Twitter. «Старые товарищи и нынешние коллеги-тренеры», — говорится в подписи к фотографии. С 2001 по 2002 год Лёв возглавлял швейцарский клуб «Тироль», за который выступал голкипер Черчесов. Ранее бывший тренер «Севильи» прокомментировал выступление сборной России на Кубке конфедераций. В финальном матче Кубка конфедераций сыграют сборные Германии и Чили. Встреча пройдёт на стадионе «Санкт-Петербург» 2 июля. Начало — в 21:00. Источник новости

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          German SEO Manager - Myprotein - The Hut Group - England   
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          «Германия и Чили действительно лучшие на турнире»: игроки и тренеры о предстоящем финале Кубка конфедераций   

В преддверии решающего матча Кубка конфедераций главные тренеры и капитаны сборных Чили и Германии приняли участие в специальной пресс-конференции. Наставник южноамериканской команды Хуан Антонио Пицци заявил, что дождливая погода не помешает его подопечным, а рулевой немцев Йоахим Лёв подчеркнул, что не боится серии послематчевых пенальти, благодаря которой соперник и оказался в финале. «Германию не боимся» Первыми перед журналистами выступили чилийцы, которые прибыли в петербургский медиацентр сразу вслед за проводившими итоговую пресс-конференцию Виталием Мутко, Джанни Инфантино, Алексеем Сорокиным и Пьерлуиджи Коллиной. Впрочем, чемпионы Южной Америки вызвали у представителей СМИ сопоставимы с предыдущими ораторами интерес, ведь они могут стать первой с 2001 года командой-дебютантом Кубка конфедераций, выигравшей турнир. Наставник сборной Чили Хуан Антонио Пицци заявил, что его подопечные в преддверии решающего матча не боятся немцев. «Я уже доволен результатом и игрой команды во всех матчах. Мы всегда выкладываемся по максимуму. Сборная Чили способна победить кого угодно. Перед финалом я спокоен. Мы делаем, что обычно. У нас есть вся необходимая информация, постараюсь принять лучшие решения в матче с Германией. Из гостиницы особенно не выходим, тщательно готовимся», — отметил тренер. По словам Пицци, в финальной игре чилийцы не изменят своему традиционному плану и будут действовать как обычно. «Лучшая ли мы команда в мире? Слова не имеют никакого значения. У каждого своё мнение. Но мы стараемся быть лучше каждый день, преодолеваем самих себя. Кто побеждает, тот и сильнейший. Наша команда, как правило, создаёт много моментов, чтобы забить. Не думаю, что завтра будет что-то другое. Собираемся прессинговать с Германией, как делали это во всех матчах. Впрочем, у соперника уже достаточно опытная команда, несмотря на молодость большинства игроков. Немецкие футболисты выступают в топовых чемпионатах», — подчеркнул тренер. Также специалист поделился своими впечатлениями от состояния газона на стадионе «Санкт-Петербург» и отметил, что дождливая погода не помешает его команде. «Хорошо, что уже удалось посмотреть арену «Санкт-Петербург» и её поле перед финалом. На мой взгляд, это прекрасный, новый стадион. Чили и Германию ждёт очень сложный матч. Мы с большим уважением относимся к немцам, но уверены в своих силах. Нужно выложиться на сто процентов, чтобы победить. Погода в Петербурге? Она не повлияет на наш футбол», — сказал Пицци. Также он ответил на вопрос о вратаре Клаудио Браво, который стал героем полуфинала с Португалией, отразив три пенальти. «Он сделал большой вклад в выход сборной Чили в финал. В первом матче с Германией Браво не играл, но он помогал ребятам. У нас все друг друга поддерживают. Все знают класс Клаудио. Что касается нашего лишнего дня отдыха по сравнению со сборной Германии, то это не решающий фактор. Мы хорошо восстановились, но всё решит настрой. Рассчитываю на всех 23 футболистов», — добавил Пицци.  Также по теме «Находимся на пике карьеры»: игроки сборной Чили о выходе в финал Кубка конфедераций Сборная Чили по футболу стала первым финалистом Кубка конфедераций в России. В полуфинале южноамериканцы обыграли команду Португалии,… Вместе с главным тренером на пресс-конференцию пришёл один из ведущих футболистов сборной Чили Артуро Видаль. Полузащитник не согласился с тем, что отсутствие в составе соперника целого ряда ключевых игроков облегчит задачу чилийцам.  «Вся команда счастлива из-за выхода в финал. Довольны тем, как поработали здесь. Надеюсь, завтра поднимем над головой Кубок конфедераций. Сборная Германии меня не удивила. Говорят, о том, что это второй состав немцев, но у них всё равно плюсов больше, чем минусов. Это физически очень сильная команда. Молодая, быстрая, оказывающая мощное давление», — заявил Видаль. Футболист напомнил, что сборная Чили уже обладает солидным опытом решающих встреч, и в двух последних финалах Кубка Америки обыгрывала Аргентину с Лионелем Месси в составе. «У нас было два финала с Аргентиной, так что мы сыгранны и опытны. Это должно помочь нам завтра. Кубок конфедераций — важный турнир для сборной Чили. Мы очень хотели победить на нём и играли всем сердцем. Я горжусь, что ношу футболку национальной команды, выступаю вместе с такими классными партнёрами — лучшими игроками в истории чилийской сборной. Всегда мечтал об этом. Когда выхожу на поле, борюсь изо всех сил ради победы. Я согласен с мнением, что мы лучшие в мире! Чили побеждала Аргентину в двух финалах Кубка Америки, и если обыграем Германию, то точно докажем это. После этого останется только стать чемпионом мира. Наши успехи — важный посыл для молодых чилийских футболистов. Они видят, что может дать усердный труд. В чём вклад тренера Пицци? Он создал команду, которая способна быть лучшей в мире», — подытожил чилиец. «Нас приняли очень тепло» Вслед за чилийцами перед прессой отдувались немцы. Главный тренер действующих чемпионов мира Йоахим Лёв назвал закономерным тот результат, которого его подопечные уже добились на Кубке конфедераций. «Внутри команды хорошее настроение после успешного полуфинала. Нашей целью изначально было — выйти в финал в Санкт-Петербурге. Думаю, мы заслуженно сюда попали. Германия и Чили действительно лучшие на турнире. Завтра будет много борьбы, интенсивной игры, так что мы представляем, чего ждать. У чилийцев невероятно хорошая команда, сыгранная и с большим опытом», — заявил Лёв. 57-летний специалист также в очередной раз за этот турнир высказался о том, составе, который он привёз на турнир. «Критику за второй состав я воспринял. Но дискуссии об игроках ведутся перед каждым турниром. У меня своё мнение, и оно не зависит от критики со стороны, а что будет на ЧМ-2018 — сложно сказать. На Кубке конфедераций все показали себя позитивно. Для меня в этой сборной Германии нет никого, кто бы проиграл. Я ставил цель — развитие игроков, и этого удалось достичь. Очень доволен турниром. Признаюсь, мы в Германии удивляемся, столько талантливых игроков в такой маленькой стране, как Чили. У чилийцев около десятка футболистов топ-класса, они побеждают Бразилию и Аргентину. Сборная Чили — тактически самая гибкая в мире», — отметил немецкий тренер. Лёв признал, что его команде необходимо внести изменения в игру, чтобы не повторилась история, случившая в матче с Чили на групповом этапе, когда европейцы пропустили быстрый мяч. «Нам нужно внести небольшие корректировки. Тогда чилийцы контролировали ход матча первые 15-20 минут, могли забить дважды. Только потом мы нормально вошли в игру. Впрочем, во втором тайме мы должны были создавать больше моментов, быть гибкими. Нам надо справиться с атакой Чили и их прессингом, но и самим нужно действовать активнее», — сообщил главный тренер сборной Германии. В заключении специалист подчеркнул, что не боится серии послематчевых пенальти. «Не боюсь, что дойдёт до пенальти. У них отличные игроки, да и вратарь себя здорово показал с Португалией, но и у нас есть кому хорошо исполнить пенальти», — добавил Лёв. Также по теме «Хотим завоевать титул»: игроки и тренер сборной Германии о выходе в финал Кубка конфедераций После победы над Мексикой в полуфинале Кубка конфедераций главный тренер сборной Германии Йоахим Лёв назвал успех национальной команды… Капитан сборной Германии Юлиан Дракслер, в свою очередь, заявил, что в первом матче с Чили в рамках группового этапа его команда действовала не лучшим образом. «Мы гордимся выходом в финал. Знаем, что Чили — сильный соперник. Но все наши игроки готовы побеждать и хотят как можно скорее начать матч. Завтрашняя игра не будет похожа на наш предыдущий матч с Чили (1:1). Тогда мы выдали не лучшую игру. Особенно это касается первых 15 минут, которые мы проспали. Чилийцы очень сильны, поэтому мы должны играть на 100% все 90 минут, чтобы победить. Надеюсь, покажем хороший футбол. Хочется уехать в отпуск с трофеем», — отметил Дракслер. Также немецкий футболист объяснил, почему решил написать послание отечественным болельщикам. «Нас приняли очень тепло, всё было организовано на высшем уровне. Мы не думали о безопасности или о чём-то ещё», — рассказал Юлиан. Прокомментировал немец и слова капитана чилийской сборной Артуро Видаля. «Видаль сказал, что эта сборная Германии играет лучше, чем первая? Думаю, он знает и некоторых других игроков, например, из «Баварии». Но, конечно, нынешняя сборная — не второй состав. Мы прогрессируем как команда и знаем, что сильны. Вчера молодёжная сборная Германии выиграла свой турнир. В нашей команде тоже много классных игроков, так что у Йоахима Лёва большой выбор перед ЧМ-2018. Но впереди ещё целый сезон, который может внести свои коррективы. Для нас не проблема, что будет дождь, а не 30 градусов жары. Важно не это, а форма игроков. Все ребята готовы сыграть в любых условиях хоть 120 минут», — добавил Дракслер. Источник новости

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ΤΑ ΕΤΕΡΟΚΛΗΤΑ (Πάνος Σαββόπουλος)
(2012), Μετρονόμος


 11. Τα τερτίπια των χρησμών (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός)
(Μουσική – στίχοι : Πάνος Σαββόπουλος)



ΔΕΝ ΒΙΑΖΟΜΑΙ ΝΑ ΜΕΓΑΛΩΣΩ (Τατιάνα Ζωγράφου)
(2007), Μελωδικό Καράβι
 


2. Δεν βιάζομαι να μεγαλώσω (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός)
(Μουσική: Τατιάνα Ζωγράφου, Στίχοι: Βεατρίκη Καντζόλα)

Tips : Στο album συμμετέχουν διάφοροι έλληνες και ξένοι καλλιτέχνες όπως ο Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος.



ΤΑ ΦΑΝΤΑΡΙΣΤΙΚΑ (Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης)
(2007), Legend

 
5. Πάρε δέκα (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός)
(Μουσική – στίχοι : Λουκιανός Κηλαηδόνης)

Tips : Στο album συμμετέχουν οι Γιάννης Γιοκαρίνης, Φοίβος Δεληβοριάς, Δώρος Δημοσθένους, Αντώνης Καφετζόπουλος, Χάρρυ Κλυνν, Γιώργος Μαργαρίτης, Γιάννης Μηλιώκας, Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος, Μανώλης Μητσιάς, Γιώργος Νταλάρας, Πόλυ Πάνου, Γιάννης Πάριος, Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος, Μπάμπης Τσέρτος, Γρηγόρης Ψαριανός.
«Τα Φανταρίστικα» είναι βασισμένα σε τετράστιχα που έγραψαν φαντάροι στο στρατό και δημοσίευε η εφημερίδα «Ελευθεροτυπία» σε ειδική στήλη.



ΟΙ ΤΡΟΒΑΔΟΥΡΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΡΔΙΑΣ ΜΟΥ (Άλκης Αλκαίος)
(2007), Καμπανάκι Μουσικές Παραγωγές

 
1. Οι τροβαδούροι (Βασίλης Καζούλης – Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Μιλτιάδης Πασχαλίδης)
(Μουσική : Μιλτιάδης Πασχαλίδης, Στίχοι : Άλκης Αλκαίος)

Tips : Το album συμπεριλαμβάνει νέα τραγούδια σε στίχους του Άλκη Αλκαίου και συμμετέχουν ερμηνευτικά οι Αρλέτα, Βαγγέλης Γερμανός, Δημήτρης Ζερβουδάκης, Χρήστος Θηβαίος, Αλκίνοος Ιωαννίδης, Βασίλης Καζούλης, Χάρης & Πάνος Κατσιμίχας, Σωκράτης Μάλαμας, Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας, Μιλτιάδης Πασχαλίδης, Φίλιππος Πλιάτσικας, Διονύσης Τσακνής, Νίκος Πορτοκάλογλου, Μπάμπης Στόκας, Ασπασία Στρατηγού, Γιώργος Νταλάρας και ο Διονύσης Τσακνής .




ΡΕ ΓΥΑΛΑΚΙΑ ΠΟΝΗΡΕ (Γιάννης ΛοΓοθέτης)
(2005), Καθρέφτης Ήχων Αληθινών

 
14. Μπέμπα (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός)
(Μουσική – στίχοι : Γιάννης Λογοθέτης)

Tips : Το album περιλαμβάνει παλιά τραγούδια του ΛοΓό σε νέες εκτελέσεις. Συμμετέχουν οι Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος, Ζώρζ Πιλαλί, Φοίβος Δεληβοριάς, Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας, Γιάννης Γιοκαρίνης, Παντελής Αμπαζής, Παντελής Θαλασσινός, Σάκης Μπουλάς, Αγνή, Λάκης Παπαδόπουλος, Τζίμης Πανούσης, ETSI DE, Μωυσής Ασέρ, Βαγγέλης Γερμανός, Ημισκούμπρια, Ενδελέχεια και οι αδελφοί Κατσάμπα.



ΕΧΟΥΝ ΠΕΡΑΣΕΙ ΧΡΟΝΟΙ ΔΕΚΑ – ΖΩΝΤΑΝΗ ΗΧΟΓΡΑΦΗΣΗ ΣΤΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΒΡΑΧΩΝ 01/09/2005 (Μίλτος Πασχαλίδης)
(2005), Minos EMI


CD1  4. Ηράκλειο – Καλαμάτα (Live) (Βαγγέλης Γερμανός – Μίλτος Πασχαλίδης)
(Μουσική – στίχοι : Μίλτος Πασχαλίδης)

Tips : Στο album συμμετέχουν επίσης οι Μαργαρίτα Ζορμπαλά, Χρήστος Θηβαίος, Κώστας Λειβαδάς, Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος, Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου, Γιάννης Χαρούλης, Ελένη Τσαλιγοπούλου κ.α.