Putin church

An enormous new military church was set to feature mosaics of Vladimir Putin, a tribute to the annexation of Crimea and Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The president himself has now intervened to ... The patriarch, though a close ally of President Putin, initially dithered over enforcing instructions from health officials that people should avoid public gatherings like church services. RUSSIAN PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has told interviewers he wears an Orthodox Church baptismal cross pendant, given to him by his mother. In his annual address to the Federal Assembly in 2014, Putin ... During Russia’s brief experiment with democracy in the 1990s, the church rebounded from the decades of suppression. But under Mr. Putin, the state has co-opted and subsumed the church. 'This church has acquired the unofficial name of Putin's church because Putin is a symbol of a new, upright Russia, a Russia which Serbs have started to believe in once again,' said the local ... Putin, the Church and the last tsar. As Pablo de Orellana, professor at King’s College London, UK, explains, the beginning of Putin’s government marked a new phase, of “rescuing” the Romanov dynasty, which went beyond the golden double-headed eagles and other symbols of Imperial Russia. Putin's Pride: Cossacks and the Church is an instructive portrait of the support systems that help the Russian president maintain such an iron grip over the hearts and minds of his countrymen. Directed by: Sébastien Bardos, Guillaume Dumant. Share this Documentary: Facebook Twitter Reddit Email. The walls of Russia’s new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Armed Forces will be decorated with the faces of President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Soviet leader Josef ...

Russia's war in/against Ukraine

2015.05.21 22:20 cwboog Russia's war in/against Ukraine

A un-biased source of news, analysis, discussion and investigative journalism of Russia's war in/against Ukraine, and against Belarus and critical against UNSC P5, EU and socalled "climate change" Facts makes the difference between NEWS and PROPAGANDA.

2020.09.19 18:23 xena_lawless /u/galactus_one pulls back the veil on Republican politicians as employed mercenaries for unlimited foreign and domestic dark money

Once more for the road - McConnell is nothing more than a loathsome mercenary hired by corporate and foreign powers to achieve their ends at the cost of the American people, to shovel our tax dollars and our sovereign power into their hands, for the personal and petty profit of the soldiers in his employ - Republican politicians.
He's not an evil mastermind, he's not the grand architect or the wizard behind the curtain. He serves at the pleasure of Senate Republicans; if they didn't want him there, they would be rid of him in a heartbeat. The truth is, whatever they say, whatever they do, they like him there. He soaks up the anger and outrage and abuse. They can pretend to be "good guys" - like that spineless, worthless shit Mitt Romney - while wholeheartedly endorsing the entire corrupt campaign behind the scenes. Mitch McConnell is despised by everyone, even his own party. Majority Leader isn't a desirable position. Look at Nancy Pelosi - she immediately became the sole target of public ire for decisions like not impeaching Trump, despite the fact that she's almost certainly carrying out the wishes of the consensus of thousands of Democrat officials and politicians. This isn't her plan, just like this is not Mitch's plan.
Mitch McConnell is serving the designs and plans of a few massive corporations and other huge donors. That's it. The religious zealots, the industrial titans and long-time Republican donors - he passes bills like the 2018 Tax Theft bill that pleases them and delivers profits to them, while safeguarding Republican power.
I say this because articles like this blaming him for the entire debacle help him fulfill exactly his purpose: establish a single focal point of blame without addressing the systemic issues and network of corrupt and criminal actors that actually pull the strings. "Mitch McConnell is Really Destroying America" as a headline (which is all that most people read anyway) makes the natural implication that removing Mitch McConnell fixes the problem. But there's always another Mitch McConnell. Articles like this give him far too much credit and cement a perception that without him, the whole machine falls apart.
But this is factually bankrupt. The system, the real agent of America's destruction, is made up of thousands of Republican megadonors donors like the Mercers and Sheldon Addleson, corporate conglomerates like the Oil industry and Telecomm, foreign powers like Putin's Russia and Mr. Bonesaw's Saudi Arabia, and religious organizations like the Mormon Church. They funnel billions of dollars and precise, exact instructions into the Republican party, which is nothing more than a mercenary force to carry out the donors wishes. The donors pay money, the Republicans fight the war. McConnell is just another in a long line of generals. There are endless candidates. Ted Cruz could be a McConnell. So could Marco Rubio or Mitt Romney.
Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader are not enviable positions. Look at Paul Ryan. They don't really wield power. It isn't like a President, who is publicly elected. They're appointed by the party, and they're just the hate sponges for the party, the ones who will take all the blame while more "likable" candidates play bridgemaker in hopes of vying for President. It doesn't matter who serves in that capacity. Dark money is the rot, because it stacks the government with people acting directly against the public interest.
All of the emotion, the partisan bickering, the sentiment and loathing, that's all a smokescreen. These people, Republicans, they are not politicians. Not in the slightest. The only thing they have in common with politicians is many of them are lawyers and they wear suits. They don't govern. The Republican party has done literally nothing even remotely resembling governance in a long time. When was the last time they passed a bill meant to improve some part of public or private life for the average American citizen?
Do not delude yourselves. This is not about Trump, not about McConnell, not even about the Republican party. Eliminate one mercenary group, and another takes its place. The Democrats are on the side of the angels currently, but only by default, only because Republicans have devolved so far into criminality and corruption (mostly out of desperation) that it would be impossible not to be the good guys in comparison.
If we do not do something about dark money in politics, any party, no matter how conservative or liberal, can easily be infiltrated and eventually overrun with people acting in the interest of dark money over public interest.
If McConnell were following his own comprehensive grand plan, you wouldn't see this ridiculous flip-flopping of stances and interests nearly overnight. That's why Republicans are such demonstrable and laughable hypocrites. Their hypocrisy is almost absurdist - their actions frequently contradict their words because they have no real guiding ideology. They're just working for the highest bidder. Much like a mercenary might fight for one side on one day, and then the opposing side the next day, Republicans do whatever they're told by their masters, while doing preposterous verbal gymnastics on TV. Just look at what we've witnessed in a short period of time:
• Republicans outspoken against Russia pre-2016; immediately turn into vocal and ardent Russia supporters (because Russia started paying them and helping them win).
• Republicans outspoken against and opposed to executive power pre-2106; immediately and vocally support the extreme tryannical overreach of Donald Trump (because he's a Republican).
• Conservative think-tank The Heritage Foundation creates outline of Affordable Care Act & Republican Mitt Romney puts it into place as governor of Massachusetts - immediately and vocally condemn it as soon as Obama makes it the foundation of his healthcare policy
• Republicans bemoan and condemn the increase of the federal deficit - until Trump creates one of the largest federal deficits in recent memory to give tax dollars to corporations. Then they vocally and proudly support it.
• Republicans stoke xenophobia and drone on and on and one about the threat of "Radical Islam" - until Trump wants to sell billions of dollars of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, the most powerful, hardcore "islamic extremists" in the Middle East. Then, Saudi Arabia is a wonderful beacon of freedom (because they're paying them).
This is why they wouldn't be successful without a propaganda wing like Fox News. All politicians do a form of doublespeak, but there is nothing comparable to the hypocrisy of modern-day Republicans. Nothing. No 20th century absurdist novelist could ever dream up these clowns. They need to cut off their voters from reality and isolate them in a sterile alternate universe where they bury certain hypocrisies or explain them away and build a narrative utterly incomparable to the real world, because whatever you want to say about Republican voters, they have all the same mental capacities as your average Joe. They could easily see how badly they, personally, are being fucked over by the very people they choose to represent them - if they weren't living in the alternate universe that is Conservative Media.
All this to say that none of this is part of McConnell's grand design. Nor Trump's, nor even the entire Republican party. There's no teleology to any of this, no method to the madness, no overarching evil scheme. That's the fiction junkies in us, always envisioning the evil wizard plotting brilliant and infinitely complex schemes to redesign the world.
Poll Republican voters about what they think they're getting - the world they think their votes are buying - and you'll get a hundred different answers and illustrations of a hundred different worlds, none of which remotely resemble what Republicans are actually building.
The world Republicans are building is nothing more than a grotesque collage of the wants and needs of some of the richest and most morally and ethically bankrupt people and organizations on the planet, disparate in scope but almost all entirely to the detriment of the American people, because the only thing Republicans can trade for their donors' cash is federal tax dollars and the power and sovereignty of the American citizens they represent. It is ever-shifting, ever-changing, but always shitty. Either a perpetual war or economic cycles of boom-and-bust or rampant xenophobia - it doesn't matter. Republicans are a black box that donors put a handful of small bills into and get back trillions of our tax dollars and untold powers over public land or contractual rights or legal rights.
This is why the actions of Republicans need to be firmly divorced from the personalities of single individuals like Trump and McConnell and also from the veil of "conservatism" or political ideology in general. They don't care. They're mercenaries. Start acting like it. Stop talking and yelling to them and start yelling over them, to their masters, because these are the people and organizations destroying America, and we need to identify them, call them out, and recognize Republicans for the flunkies they are.
Everything begins and ends with the money. To begin with Citizens United must be overturned, but we need to keep going. Money and all forms of perverse incentives need to be dealt with, or we will always be governed by the mercenary armies of despots and multinational conglomerates. I don't care which party you vote for, truly I don't. The only thing that matters is to vote for people comitted to removing dark money from politics and most importantly watching over them with intense scrutiny every single day they're in office to make sure they follow up on that promise.
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2020.09.19 08:45 Greencha4moi Heartbroken and feeling so alone

So my parents aren’t full on Q but we got into a huge argument the other night. I am left views politically but grew up in a mildly conservative house. I never viewed them as extreme and actually really funny/cool parents. Growing up, everyone in town always said “oh my god, I love your parents” - genuine hard working nice church going people. Since 2016, there has been some tension with my parents with Trump and me being in a committed gay relationship. They’ve known since high school and were not happy but never treated me less than and loved me just as equally as my bro and sis. Anyway, my mother and I always debated growing up but my mom and dad seem to be more paranoid since March. I would hear how Covid was made by China or how liberal cities are burning down ( I live in Philly and try to assure them it is not like how Fox and Trump makes it out to be). But the other night my mom was saying that no matter who wins, there is going to be basically civil war. That lead into me basically just telling them how disappointed I was they support trump because he is so vile. I understood conservative politics and that’s fine but he is a bully and vile and causing normal people to act crazy and mean. This argument delved into many aspects - she said something about “Oh did you read that in your Bible?” I had no idea what she was talking about and she replied “The New York Times you read religiously“ then into my dad saying he doesn’t trust the news and told me I shouldn’t believe everything I read. My mom said it’s good Trump is friends with Putin. They even went on a low key racist rant about black in inner city ghettos....which was jaw-dropping. But what really set me off is that I just lost my job and have pre existing conditions so I kept telling them Trump wants to take away maybe my only option of Obamacare. My moms only response was that I needed to stop looking at the world. The world is so broken. Stop depending on the government. Read scripture. And when I kept saying be realistic and what am I to do if my cancer comes back, my mom said “they have to treat you” and I said “and I get a million dollar bill” - she replied “you just pay what you can, there are worse things than bankruptcy” - I’ve been heart broken ever since because they honestly don’t understand what they sound like. They twist and turn themselves to justify anything for Trump and I say all this because they aren’t technology literate so they don’t dive into QAnon or probably even know how so their friends must be sending them emails because I get the sense they feel like the Deep state really is trying to get rid of Trump and they’ll say whatever they have to to protect him. I just see it snow balling from here and I’m the only left minded person in my family. The death of RGB tonight really did me in because this is the dream of my parents to have the Supreme Court and I’m just like, “was it worth it to vote for the man that may take away my health insurance or pre-existing condition protection?” and yes, apparently it was. Like the far-right and Q people have convinced them a conservative Supreme Court is more important for the humanity of the world than considering your sons health care. i told them conservative views are fine but just think about health care for me but they are so convinced Obamacare is a plot by the Democrats to turn us into socialist communists....or something like that, who knows? I know they aren’t full on Q and this is 50% politics but the other 50% is their mindset I’ve found troubling since March. It’s been seemingly getting more paranoid and grimmer view of the world. They are in their late 60s and early 70s and never embraced technology or radical change. I feel like they are afraid and feel left behind in a rapidly changing world and these Q ideas pull them in and makes them feel connected. They keep blaming Democrats for literally everything but I try to say being moderate even creates progress but they just seem to want to go back to that world before all this change. I don’t know, I’m only 33 but since that argument I feel like I can’t be with them the same way anymore. This tension is so thick sometimes but when they started throwing out Q talking points I realized quickly this is deeper than just politics. My dad said, “I can’t believe you’re putting politics over family” but I replied that this is way more than politics....this is about character and community and, after hearing what I heard, it’s also about sanity. They are more evangelical ones in the past 4-5 years too and I see this clash of Christianity and Trump/QAnon and nothing is making any sense. How did these people who raised me this one way now fall into this paranoid trap? I just feel so heart broken and alone. My husband cut out his family for 10 years because of drug abuse so my husband keeps saying, “just because you’re family doesn’t mean you have to be friends” - I told him I completely understand that and after a couple years that would be easy to say but right now it just hurts.
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2020.09.19 06:59 richmondmooper [LORE] I wrote a setting where magic returns to the world and royally screws everything up. I'm hammering out some a details in the mean time.

The Basics
-Since the Return of Magic in the year 2020, the world has never been the same as mythologies from all over the world come back to life. This event, often named the “Return”, has been considered an important event of the twenty-first century. Whether or not it was good or bad depends on who you speak to.
-The current year is 2065, yet the world has been set back technology-wise to the late 90’s/Early 2000’s
-Due to the return of magic, access to wireless internet has become nearly impossible due to magical interference. Dial-up has since become the more common way to access the internet, but even this method isn’t perfect (lack of mobility, interruption from phone calls, slower speeds, interference from strong magical sources, threats of supernatural possession, etc.) Although the recent discovery of “Fat Cat” modiums had improved accessibility near the point of pre-Return levels, the hefty price tag on one means you had to pay an arm and a leg for one.
-Due to the reemergence of dragons, valkyries, tengu, angels and various other flying cryptids, air travel has become the least used method of travel throughout the world. Motor vehicle usage has dropped significantly, with exceptions to cargo transport, military, mass transport and urban locations. Travel by train or naval ship have become more popular throughout the years of increased on-transport defences.
-On the “upside”, with the human population reduced to one half, as well as a growth in green energy, shrinking of global consumption of energy fuels, usage of magic and interference from the paranormal, climate change is slowly returning back to pre industrial levels.
-Ever since the Return, various faiths have emerged and/or grown throughout the world. These faiths include secular-based “religions”, universalist faiths, and reconstructed indigenous faiths (The Druidic Church of Ireland, Pagan Universalist, The Asatru Temple of Scandinavia, The Returned Mayan Temple, Etc.) Unfortunately, these faiths are now experiencing new forms of extremism, often in the form of directing violence to heathens, heretics and people of the Pre-Return Faiths. Religion: It never changes.
-Since the “fall of the internet”, podcasters have turned to radio to produce their work. Unexpectedly, this has led to the return of radio and television as a media juggernaut, corresponding with the rise of independent media in general.
-In the year 2055, a group of engineers from Virginia Commonwealth University invented the very first internet modem that ignored magical interference. These early modems were energy consuming, as large as refrigerators, and had a tendency to catch fire, become possessed or just bleed out everywhere. Thus, these early models were restricted to academia and local government before being made for personal use eight years later. Although later models often came with a large price tag (ranging from $700-$900) and lacked the ability to allow true wireless access, they provided users with high speed internet, were smaller to allow users to carry, and were less likely to explode/become possessed than their older counterparts. 2060 has often been considered the beginning of digital renaissance. Due to the steep price however, many people often rely on coffee houses and libraries as a means to access the internet.
-Since the Return, nuclear power has been rendered useless due to magic’s strange ability to neutralize nuclear radiation in a matter of minutes. This has led to various nuclear weapons throughout the world to be rendered to the point of being worthless, pushing the clock from thirty minutes to midnight back ten hours. This discovery would result in the fall of various dictatorships and the celebrations by various nuclear disarmament groups throughout the world.
The World
-The majority of the former Russian Federation is reduced to a subarctic wildland due to Baba Yaga’s curse and Chernobog's wrath. St.Petersburg and a few surrounding Oblasts in the Northwest are all that remains of the government. Although the Return unintentionally made Russia into a more progressive state (equal rights for LGBTQ folk, protection of free press, dramatic reduction of corruption, death of the Russian Mob, etc.), relations with the rest of Europe remain somewhat spoiled due to the past Putin-led Government. Russia now depends on its previous enemies in the west (Finland, the Baltics, Scandinavia) on protection from the various neo-slavic pagan warring states to the east.
-After Washington D.C. is ravaged by a giant thunderbird and Donald Trump attempts to impose martial law, the United States fractured under the intense pressure. While the West Coast (Cascadia, California) and North East (The Atlantic States of America, The New England Union, and The Tidewater Commonwealth) managed to recuperate most of their losses, the Midwest, Deep South and a majority of the former Western States have yet to fully recover.
-Of the Places that were least affected, Ireland, Madagascar, Iceland, Coastal Canada, Cuba, Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Nepal, Southern Sweden, Denmark, South Eastern Finland, South Western Africa, The Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Chile, Southern Argentina, Central America, Lebanon and Puerto Rico have fared better than the rest of the world. And that’s not saying much.
-Due to the reemergence of Trolls, Giants and Norse beings throughout Scandinava, Asatru has become the dominant religion with both natives and non-natives alike. Unfortunately, fanatical racist sects have grown, with Immigrant, Christian, Muslim and Atheist populations being raided, enslaved and/or sacrificed to “appease the All Father”.
-Due to the destruction of the Abrahamic Holy Land by a combination of vengeful pre-abrahamic deities, the apparent “murder” of the current host of heaven (Allah, Deus, God, Yahew, Etc.) by Nergal and the slaughter of angels over Mecca by the fiery wrath of Huītzilōpōchtli, Christians, Muslims and Jews around the world are still having a crisis of faith. Despite many people in the post-Return world abandoning their old faith, a few abrahamic communities still remain strong, although shaken by what is now considered the “Great Disaster” ("Alhuzn Aleazim" for Muslims, "The Bitter Diaspora" for Jews.)
-With a vast majority of cartels losing power (dying off via fiery jaguars) after the Return, Mexico is currently on the brink of a political-religious war between Catholics, Returned Mesoamerican Faiths, Socialists, Communists, Fascist, Anarchists and Neo-Liberals. Communities within Southern Mexico have sought to break away from Mexico all together and join their Central American neighbors.
-Due to the return of Athena during the “Miracle of Athens”, Greece’s capital has transformed into one of the safest places for humans in the Eastern Mediterranean. Although Athena is the main patron of the city, Athens is considered a benchmark of religious and racial tolerance. Due to the mass exodus of the Levant, Athens has a predominant Israeli and Palestinian communities.
-The People’s Republic of China falls due to the return of mythological demons and mythical flooding. Because of this, China is divided into democratic coastal south that fights to regain the main land and struggling city states to the north that range from budding warlords to communist hold outs.
-After England was conquered by a resurrected Mordred and reduced to a feudal kingdom, Scotland and Northern Ireland broke away from the United Kingdom and formed the Celtic Union with Ireland. Refugees have been known to attempt crossing the Irish Sea for freedom.
-Richmond, Virginia has become one of the only few cities where humans and paranormal entities can co-exist peacefully, followed by Singapore, Reykjavik, New York City, Accra and Athens.
-Due to the return of yokai throughout Japan, as well as the destruction of Tokyo by Yamata no Orochi, South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and the Japanese Government in Exile has launched a military campaign to reclaim the Japanese mainland.
-In the wake of the “Great Disaster”, the Islamic Republic of Iran went through great political upheaval, followed by eventual revolution. Although Iran would come out of as a secular democracy with the highest human rights rating in the middle east, paranormal and political threats still make the country’s future uncertain. Currently the biggest threat comes from the two groups: One that wants to restore the ayatollah and declare a holy reclamation war on the western half of the middle east, and a second group that wishes to reinstate the Shah and create a military dictatorship to combat the mystical threats at Iran’s borders.
-Norway is currently in the midst of a nearly century long national emergency in concerns with the various frost giants, trolls, sea monsters and other beasts that wreak havoc along the coast.
-With the mass abandonment of Christianity in Eastern Europe and the fall of Russia, Belarus would attempt to invade Poland in an attempt to “reintroduce” Christianity. This invasion would ultimately backfire and be followed by a successful counter invasion by Poland. Although the Polish-Belarusian Union is predominantly Rodnovery, sizable Catholic/Orthodox communities still exist in major cities.
-With the destruction of the Abrahamic holy land and return of the old gods, the Balkans have fallen into an existential crisis that ultimately led to various civil wars after the serial church/mosque bombings of 2025. Although the region has gained relative peace through a 30 year long cease fire, tensions are still relatively high.
-India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have suffered greatly after the Return due to an invasion of a grand army of Rakshasas. Because of this, human resistance groups have formed to take back both the Indian sub-continent and surrounding areas. The biggest of these groups is an organization that accepts humans of all races, creeds, sexualities, genders and political beliefs.
-After the Fall of the Australian Government, much of the coastal east of Australia is under New Zealander rule. The Western half is considered abandoned.
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2020.09.18 22:35 ar_david_hh Sep/18/2020 news: \\ Russian dossier: Kremlin's anti-Pashinyan agents \\ polls: bribery encounter, business investments \\ officials & bribers busted \\ Tsarukyan's workers upset \\ anti-vaxx story \\ Armenian Stock Exchange \\ border villages \\ archaeologists \\ ARM-GEO deal \\ MFA \\ meat for RUS

dossier: Kremlin's interference in neighboring countries / beard man bad

Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky's "dossier.center" published a report, allegedly obtained from a Russian govt official, which talks about Kremlin's tactics and agents in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The Dossier report says: Russian official Chernov is tasked with gathering information, working with Kremlin-allied figures in Armenia, and spreading propaganda. He created a network of open and secret pro-Russian figures. They work in every branch of the Armenian govt.
Chernov's people refer to Nikol Pashinyan as "George Soros's puppet". (amateurs lol) They refer to him as "The Beard" and placed him under close watch since the revolution days.
Chernov doubts that Pashinyan wants to stay in CSTO and EAEU blocs. "He disrespected CSTO by arresting its leader Yuri Khachaturov [March 1st suspect]".
"The Beard didn't even attend the 75th anniversary of the WW2 victory parade." [COVID related]
"Pro-American figures came to power under his watch."
The report states that Armenian NSS is essentially part of Russian KGB and they aren't afraid of "declassifications". Ex-NSS chief Karlos Petrosyan moved to Russia after retirement and was given a mansion at the orders of Vladimir Putin.
Some of Chernov's [secret] team members are Colonel Dmitri Avanesov, who sends instructions to Public Councilman Aram Safaryan.
BHK leader Tsarukyan is also mentioned as a "frequent guest" who signed an alliance with Putin's United Russia party in 2019. The report also mentions how then-journalist Pashinyan accused Tsarukyan of blowing up his car in 2004 and how they became brief allies in 2018.
Some of the "friends" include former PM Hovik Abrahamyan, Khosrov Harutyunyan, Vardan Ayvazyan, Hovhannes Margaryan, Tigran Urikhanyan, Hayk Babukhanyan. //
The report also mentions a Russian agent who wrote "Misha told me that neutralizing Pashinyan was impossible until August-2018, but now tougher scenario will be used". The identity of "Misha" is unknown.
This is likely around the time when the former regime tried shenanigans by drafting an Anti-Revolution bill (supported by BKH, HHK, ARF) to prevent the dismissal of Parliament and new elections in late-2018.
A Russian agent also notes that an agent nicknamed "Candidate" is also sending reports about Pashinyan to Kremlin official Chernov. The identity of "Candidate" is also unclear.
Ruling QP MP Hrachya Hakobyan (Pashinyan's brother-in-law): // our government will neutralize traitors who serve the interests of other countries. The public should not support such figures. We must defend Armenia's interests. //
The MP later hinted that the Russian agent nicknamed "Candidate" is ex-NSS chief Arthur Vanetsyan.
Full: https://dossier.centeazerb/
More: https://youtu.be/W0zHNRX1ezM
https://factor.am/284865.html https://www.lragir.am/2020/09/18/579727/
Tags: #RussianDossier #BeardManBad #Amateur #ComplainingAboutGeorgeSorosForHisSupportForDemocracyInArmeniaWhichHasBroughtManyGoodThingsForYourAlliedNationMakesYouLookStupidInCaseYouHaventFiguredItOutByNowThatsAFreeAdviceFromMeYoureWelcomeVlad

Poll: businesses are more likely to invest due to recent anti-corruption / stats comparison

Economy Ministry says the World Bank conducted a survey among 546 businesses in June and the results show that the ongoing corruption fight has increased the chances of investments.
Only 1.4% of businesses said they encountered corruption in Armenia. 9% in Europe, 16% in Central Asia, and 16% Worldwide said the same.
0% of businesses had to give "gifts" or have friends in the govt to win contract auctions in Armenia. In Europa/Asia it's 10%, and worldwide is 24%.
1% of construction businesses said they felt obligated to give a gift to receive a construction permit. It's 12% in Europe/Asia and 21% worldwide.
12% said the taxes were too high. 19% said the same in Europe/Asia, and 12% worldwide.
The speed at which you can launch a business in Armenia is "multiple times faster than in Europe and Central Asia."
Access to financing, lack of staff retraining, poor infrastructure remain the biggest issues.

NSS charges 21 corrupt officials and bribe-givers

The report says: between 2017-2019, the chief of Shirak's food inspection department and 6 of his subordinates took bribes from several businesses to ignore the safety violations. A felony case is launched against 21 bribe-takers and givers.

Amasia health canter director is busted

... with allegedly hiring a family member as a fake employee between 2010-2018 and embezzling $9,000 in salaries.
A felony case is launched. https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/196058

BHK Tsarukyan's workers revolt? / Rally attendance

BHK leader Tsarukyan held a rally in Vedi, Ararat yesterday. Insiders reveal that despite his pressure to force his AraratCement factory workers to attend, most had refused.
An anonymous worker claims that when they were told to attend the rally, a widespread dissatisfaction ensued and workers boycotted. Only 100 had agreed, and along their families, they were transported with vehicles to the Vedi rally.
Despite his business empire and local connections with Ararat officials, they only gathered 500 people, three times less than what they anticipated, writes the outlet.
"It's a grape collection season and farmers are facing difficulties. He could have spoken about these issues but chose other topics [language, church, and traditional values?]."

hospital denies anti-vaxxers' blindness theory

Gardasil HPV vaccine opponents spread rumors that the recent blindness of a teenage girl was due to the Gardasil vaccine she took (it's mean to prevent a sexual disease that causes cancer).
The hospital called it fake news and said: // there was no blindness. The 17yo girl took the vaccine. The next day her mother complained that she was having vision problems but she didn't visit a clinic.
Doctors managed to convince her to take tests 5 days later, to see if it was an optic nerve problem. Tests ruled out that theory.
The ophthalmologist then discovered a common short-sightedness that is correctable with glasses and is not caused by neurological issues. //
Gardasil GAVe mE 400 CreDit scOre at ExPerian PlEasE reFund aNd maNager PleasSe

the third Constitutional Court judge takes the oath

He was late from the other two because he had to quit his old job first.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028064.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028087.html

Armenian Stock Exchange

Polish Stock Exchange wants to purchase 65% of the Armenian Stock Exchange which has a total value of $1.6m, says the Central Bank, which currently owns 90% of shares. They are ready to study the offer.
If approved, the Polish Exchange would invest in a 5-year development plan.
"Polish Exchange is the largest in Central and Eastern Europe and we see a great opportunity for the development of Armenian capital market," said Central Bank.
More: https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028109.html

Tavush Battles: new houses for border villagers

A family of 10 in bordering Chinari lost their home and the adjacent bakery when Azerbaijan used large-caliber artillery to target the civilian houses. The family will soon have a new 7-bedroom house. The $133,000 building will also have a bomb shelter.
Photos: https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028123.html
Most of the damaged houses in bordering Aygepar have been renovated. Photo & video: https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028136.html

Russian MFA commented...

... on Lebanese-Armenians moving to Artsakh. "We don't care, let's focus on resolving the conflict" is basically what the MFA said. AZE had earlier raised complaints.

Armenia and Georgia sign an agreement

... to exchange customs clearance data when a truck belonging to a large business crosses the border.

Armenian embassy in Israel

... has officially opened its doors. The ambassador congratulated Jews with Rosh Hashanah (new year), the second most important Jewish holiday after Yom Kippur.

California governor Newsom

... responded to an arson attack on a building adjacent to an Armenian church in San Francisco:
"I’ve experienced so many wonderful, moving moments in this church. Heartbroken to hear of this -- but I know this community lives well beyond these physical walls and will continue to provide the hope and faith it does to so many."

Azure Stack in Armenia

Viva ISP signed an agreement with Microsoft to bring Azure Stack on Viva's cloud to Armenian businesses. Businesses will be able to process data in Armenia and save resources with the help of technology.
"It's the first such agreement in South Caucasus."

the visa regime with EU / readmission

Although this is not required on paper to relax the visa system with the EU, Armenia can help the process by having a proper migration system that accepts back Armenian citizens from EU states.
Armenia signed a "go back to where you came from" readmission agreement with Bulgaria. It was approved by the Constitutional Court.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028078.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028139.html

Smallpox gone? / Armenia wants to resume meat exports to Russia

Meat export to Russia was suspended by Russian regulators in 2016 after a mass smallpox outbreak among the Armenian cattle population.
Armenia informed Russia about safety steps taken in recent times, the development of labs, vaccines, etc.
Armenia submitted the smallpox results to the World Organization for Animal Health to remove the country from the smallpox list.
The list of Armenian locations where the disease is found will be given to Russia so they'll whitelist the rest, hopes the Armenian side.

infrastructure upgrades

They are actually using tuf stone instead of asphalt? Artik's 0.5km road will be based on tuf tiles.
The renovation of the tourist road leading to Clear Lake is almost complete.
3 roads in Qarakert will soon have 6.5km asphalt to serve 15,000 locals reduce vehicle repair expenditures.
Jraber will have a new 3.5km freshwater pipeline.

COVID stats

+3,769 tested. +239 infected. +138 healed. +1 death. 3330 active. 255,927 tested.

Gyumri mayor tests positive

Mayor Balasanyan is recovering from COVID at home. The deputy mayor is also infected. 26 other city officials tested negative.

wine consumption was down 60%

...during the March-July pandemic. Exports are -20%. "Wine is a leisure drink, not a necessity. All restaurants were closed and internal consumption was down."
The consumption began increasing after July, however.
In 2019, 30% of Armenian wine was exported, 60% consumed locally, and 10% reserved.

more flights to resume

Qatar Airways will resume flights with Armenia on October 5th.
The RUS ambassador said they're still monitoring COVID in RUS and ARM and will resume flights when it gets better. "Emergency flights have helped some to travel to RUS recently."
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028105.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028116.html

mobile mammogram reaches Vanadzor

The Healthcare Ministry recently purchased a trailer equipped with breast cancer tech. It provides free screening to 50-69yo women. Its next stop is Vanadzor, followed by other Lori settlements.

Tourism in Artsakh

30-minute documentary: https://youtu.be/iaZVwAdL3YU

Mozart visits Armenia for a tour

The "red bus" will make a stop in Yerevan on September 23rd. Its passenger is the world-famed composer Mozart (yes, the kid who wrote your funeral music).
Armenian national philharmonic and LOFT will perform a one of a kind "Mozart is in the town" performance which fuses the composers' various pieces together and mixes it with urbanist art.
There will be other performances. Entrance fee $4.

archeologists discover pottery, tombs, and inscription

Excavations were done near Tavushi Berd castle located in Berd city in Tavush (very original naming). It was coordinated by PM's office which received offers to build guest houses to develop tourism near the sight.
In 1989 they found an inscription on the adjacent church which revealed that it's called St. Astvatsatsin and was built in 1019.
New artifacts were found with more inscriptions. Dig, clean, rinse, repeat.
Photos: https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1028156.html

It's that time of the week again!

Top-5 bestseller translated books read by Yerevan residents in August:
5) Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.
4) The Bastard of Istanbul, by Elif Shafak.
3) Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami.
2) Manon Lescaut, by Antoine Prévost.
1) Ոսկե հորթը (Golden Calf), by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov.
You've read 1914 words.

Disclaimer & Terminology

1) The accused are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law, even if they sound guilty.
2) Currency in Armenian ֏ unless specified otherwise.
3) NSS/SIS/SOC = law enforcement agencies. QP = Civil Contract Party. LHK = Bright Armenia Party. BHK = Prosperous Armenia Party. HHK = Republican Party. ARF = Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party
4) ARCHIVE of older posts by Idontknowmuch: PART 1 ; PART 2 ; PART 3 ; PART 4 ; PART 5.
5) ARCHIVE of older posts by Armeniapedia.
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2020.09.13 18:00 Kujo17 [Editorial] QAnon is a Nazi Cult, Rebranded

This opinion piece is being posted in full from its original Source, here please visit the link for more Information
A secret cabal is taking over the world. They kidnap children, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from their blood. They control high positions in government, banks, international finance, the news media, and the church. They want to disarm the police. They promote homosexuality and pedophilia. They plan to mongrelize the white race so it will lose its essential power.
Does this conspiracy theory sound familiar? It is. The same narrative has been repackaged by QAnon.
I have studied and worked to prevent genocide for forty years. Genocide Watch and the Alliance Against Genocide, the first international anti-genocide coalition, see such hate-filled conspiracy theories as early warning signs of deadly genocidal violence.
The plot, described above, was the conspiracy “revealed” in the most influential anti-Jewish pamphlet of all time. It was called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. It was written by Russian anti-Jewish propagandists around 1902. It collected myths about a Jewish plot to take over the world that had existed for hundreds of years. Central to its mythology was the Blood Libel, which claimed that Jews kidnapped and slaughtered Christian children and drained their blood to mix in the dough for matzos consumed on Jewish holidays.
The Nazis published a children’s book of the Protocols that they required in the curriculum of every primary school in Germany. The Nazi newspaper, Der Stürmer (derived from the German word for “Storm”) spread the Blood Libel. Hitler’s Mein Kampf, his narcissistic autobiography and manifesto for his battle against the Jewish plot to rule the world, copied his conspiracy theories from the Protocols.
The Nazis worshiped Adolf Hitler as the Leader who would rescue the white race from this secret Jewish plot. Nazi “storm troopers” (“storm detachment” – Sturmabteilung) helped bring Hitler to power. Nazi Germany went on to conquer Europe and murder six million Jews and millions of Roma, Slavs, LGBTQ and other people.
America had its own dark side. Henry Ford echoed Nazi hatred of Jews and had 500,000 copies of the Protocolsprinted and distributed in the U.S. Father Coughlin preached the Protocols on national radio. The Ku Klux Klan combined its white supremacist racism with hatred of Jews.
QAnon’s conspiracy theory is a rebranded version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
QAnon purveys the fantasy that a secret Satan-worshiping cabal is taking over the world. Its members kidnap white children, keep them in secret prisons run by pedophiles, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from the essence in their blood. The cabal held the American Presidency under the Clintons and Obama, nearly took power again in 2016, and lurks in a “Deep State” financed by Jews, including George Soros, and in Jews who control the media. They want to disarm citizens and defund the police. They promote abortion, transgender rights, and homosexuality. They want open borders so brown illegal aliens can invade America and mongrelize the white race.
QAnon true believers think Donald Trump will rescue America from this Satanic cabal. At the time of “The Storm,” supporters of the cabal will be rounded up and executed.
The QAnon conspiracy theory has now spread to neo-Nazis in Germany, where over 200,000 German QAnon accounts infest the internet. A faction known as “Reichsbürger,” or citizens of the Reich, orchestrated a brief storming of Parliament on Aug. 29. Many people are perplexed at how any rational person could fall for such an irrational conspiracy theory. But modern social science shows that people in groups don’t always think rationally. They respond to fear and terror. They blame their misfortunes on scapegoats. They support narcissistic demagogues they hope will rescue them.
In the 1930’s, millions of Europeans were unemployed. Violent battles between Nazis and Communists raged in city streets. Democratic governments were powerless. Fascist dictators ruled Spain and Italy. Hitler took power in Germany and conquered Western Europe. Stalin’s Communists conquered the East. The Hitler-Stalin Pact sealed totalitarian rule over most of Europe. It took World War II and the deaths of millions to defeat the Nazis’ genocidal tyranny, and another fifty years to free the gulags of the Soviet Union.
Today the American people suffer from a Plague. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Angry mobs roam American cities and battle militarized police and heavily armed militias. The American government seems to be paralyzed. Dictators rule Russia and China. Islamic fascists rule Saudi Arabia and the old Ottoman and Persian empires. The American President appeases Russia, scapegoats China for the pandemic, and looks the other way as Vladimir Putin and Mohammed bin Salman murder their opponents.
In July, the Texas Republican party unveiled a new slogan, “We Are the Storm.” Over a dozen Republicans running for Congress have signaledsupport for the QAnon movement. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican candidate from Georgia who has endorsed QAnon’s views, is likely to win a seat in Congress. The President praises her as a “future Republican star.” The Trump campaign welcomesQAnon supporters to his rallies. When asked about QAnon on national television, the President replied, “I understand that they like me very much, which I appreciate.”
Some leading Republicans have begun to speak out against QAnon. Rep. Liz Cheney, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, has denouncedQAnon as “dangerous lunacy that should have no place in American politics.” Republican leaders such as Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Sen. Ben Sasse have also denounced QAnon. Former Gov. Jeb Bush has said of QAnon, “Nut jobs, racists, haters have no place in either Party.”
The world has seen QAnon before. It was called Nazism. In QAnon, Nazism wants a comeback.
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2020.09.12 04:00 dr_voldemort_putin FIL is on speaking terms with God Himself and took a nice, intimate tour of our house without us. And I am the last person on the planet you want to screw with.

My husband (32M) and I (29/F) have been together for six years, married for four.
I've never gotten along with the FIL. There are obvious reasons such as political, racist and sexism nonsense that's been prevalent in the year of our lord 2020, but even beyond that, he is just an incredibly negative, critical and opinionated person. There is nothing out there he won't be negative about. We ran into him at a farmer's market one time and he ranted that some of the booths had produce from the grocery store (oh, the horror). He ranted about how "unfair" it was that my husband and I played on a co-ed basketball team. He'll complain about the car you drive, how much you spent on your rent, what church you go to, etc. There's zero room for dialogue with him because he is dismissive, shuts you down, scoffs and rolls his eyes when you talk to him. He gets nasty if you try to correct him. Usually any family interactions consist of everyone else sitting in silence while he babbles, or everyone else having an innocent conversation while he's just talking to..... ??? nothing??? He has no education but somehow believes he knows better than everyone. I work in a highly specialized legal field and yet somehow I am wrong about all the things and he has all the knowledge! He's just downright intolerable and soul-sucking for me.
We are in the under contract to buy our first home. We've got ourselves a 137-year-old spooky castle and I'm pretty jazzed about it. As an important note, I come from a background of abuse and stalking so I am very particular about people knowing where I live.
Initially we had resolved to never tell anyone we were buying a house until we had keys in hand, but the excitement of just how awesome this house is got the best of us. So we shared the news with our families.
We're a week out from closing and still negotiating some fairly substantial things.
FIL decided he wanted to go drive by the house and check it out. And then his drive by turns into a walkabout. Turns out the seller is there doing work around the house and meets our FIL. They have a nice long chat (!!!!) and the seller gives FIL a tour of our house (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I am furious about this for multiple reasons. There's the emotional and logistical side. Firstly, we are in the middle of an adversarial legal transaction and the seller is the opposing party. And FIL has absolutely no self-awareness, no concept of Shutting Your Mouth and no discernment on what not to say. So we have no idea what FIL could have told the seller because, when confronted, FIL was all "It's not a big deal, you're overreacting."
Secondly, this is our first house buying experience and we wanted to be able to share that moment with our families as a special moment and he took that from us.
So my husband, who is working very hard on forging his shiny, iron spine let me draft up the text message to send his father (ya know, legal field, angry concise letters are my speciality). We stated that this was an invasion of our privacy to look at our house without us, we are in the midst of a legal transaction and this was not appropriate, and we wanted to share the special moment on our terms. I was prepared to unleash and handle it on my own but he insisted that it come from him.
FIL's response?
"I'm sorry you feel that way. But I can tell this is Dr_Voldemort_Putin talking not you. Ever since you got married you don't care about us anymore, you're always too busy and never make time for us. And you never include us in your decisions." (paraphrased to make, uh, sense)
We crafted a rebutal stating essentially we do not come around very often because the way he talks is so physically uncomfortable and whenever someone tries to tallk he shoots them down or dismisses them. FIL responds with "my political opinions aren't my opinions they are GOD'S opinions and I will not compromise on them (ad nauseum with other rambling garbage)"
So long story short, we made it very clear this was not appropriate and will not be excused or ignored. FIL has been yeeted into Cancelvania until he cobbles up an authentic apology addressing how he will not engage in this nonsense in the future. Bless my husband, he married the world's biggest Anti-People-Pleaser.
TLDR: We are under contract to buy our dream spooky castle house. Big negotiation time. FIL decides to take a tour while prowling around and meeting the seller. FIL has loose lips and zero social awareness. Confront FIL to make a big raging sparkly line in the sand. FIL goes all weird guilt trippy. He has an ethereal connection with God who tells him what to believe.
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2020.09.10 12:43 Tweenk Trump's Greatest Hits

In case someone you know is still not ridin' with Biden, copy and paste this list - maybe they forgot how bad Trump is. I omitted aesthetic things such as mocking the disabled reporter, the pussy grabbing tape, disparaging war dead, etc.
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2020.09.08 03:01 NamNguyen56 THE ROAD TO FIND A DEMAND'S DAMNAT WINS


![img](uzdnap0zotl51 " THE ROAD TO FIND A DEMAND'S DAMNAT WINS THE ROAD TO FIND DEMOCRACY'S DARK WINNING - MAKING SOCIAL DIFFERENCE - USE CROSS-CHANNEL MEDIA Conspiracy and deflection to create fraudulent blind spots. The Democrats' path to victory knows they are lying, but how they conspired and how they plan to create them. It was part of a strategic conspiracy to take power. OPENING WITH NUMBERS - \"OBAMA\" The Democrats have adopted the * Cloward-Piven and * Saul Alinsky strategies to regain power, defying tricks. ")
One thing Democrats learned from Barrack Obama are the Marxist Cloward-Piven couple's strategies, on how to incite community action groups to gain power and Saul Alinksy's adoption of the 'Radical Rule'. against political opponents for the same purpose. In this case, the target is President Donald Trump. The ultimate goal is to gain power, hold it and change the country, not by giving the people what they want, but by making them dependent on a very powerful government, one that Communist countries apply. Alinsky's writings serve as a guide to radical types in building 'militia' community organizations to gain power, as happened when the Antifa and BLM movements took over some streets of Minneapolis. Though not a Communist, his rules are a stepping stone to tough Socialism. Hillary Clinton, when she was a student, was a huge fan of Alinsky. They corresponded. (If she wins the election, Taiwan goes to China after her) Perhaps more important to the Democrats' radicals is the influence of Marxists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox. Piven. The four goals of the Coward-Piven strategy are; Overload and disrupt the welfare system. Create Chaos Chaos - In controlled chaos. The key to the open and ways of controlling "Ensue" is blamed for the implementation of Socialism and Communism through the Government Force. Their last game was to turn America completely into a centralized welfare nation. This is being done while writing this by intelligent moderators trained in Marxism to exploit the conditions of overwhelming suffering and division through social upheaval and violence. force, and use that violence to gain influence over local and state leaders, and by leading the people through mass street protests to topple the system and topple the government. By them and are pilots when mayors in cities or governors in democratically controlled states are against the federation. !!! Part of their plan would be to suspend civil liberties, an issue that might scare Liberal Democrats, but obviously not because they hold the key themselves. Cloward-Piven made clear their ambitions in the '60s to promote disruption within the Democratic Party. They ruled that mass unrest that brought more people to welfare was an important part of their political ideology. To make more people dependent on government. A political mechanism designed to end poverty through social unrest ultimately makes all people poor. 'That could also be the reason Joe Biden strongly announced he would slam the door of the US economy to fight pandemic !!! In America at the present time, Democrats divert attention from what they are plotting themselves by deflecting their game to Donald Trump. It's a psychological trick. Don't look at me, look at him. They are innocent and innocent people even though their hands are stained with the clothes of the American people and are lepers who say they are traitors to the United States . This has been closely tied to the victory of President Trump, creating public doubts about the legitimacy of the President's wishes. Whereas before that Obama himself spent eight years doing it: Colluding as well as cooperating with Russia or frankly submitting to Putin. ● First evidence. Uranium One, in which Obama, with the active help of Hillary Clinton, sold 80% of the US uranium stockpiles to Putin, through questionable Russian companies and Kremlin authorities, who donated a large sum of money to the Clinton Foundation and gave Bill Clinton $ 500,000 when he spoke in Moscow. It was Obama's filthy collusion of money bowed to Russia. (Sales strategy to the enemy of Treason) ● Second evidence. Obama's troubled open-minded conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev said in 2012, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility, "Medvedev replied that he would" pass this information on to Vladimir. " - It is the cowardly collusion of Obama to ask for the help of Russia. ● Third evidence. Obama used Biden to cover Ukraine, one of the most corrupt European nations at the time. When Russia invaded Ukraine, Obama gave them military blankets and tents, but no military aid could help them protect their country. Obama's policy allowed Russia to occupy large areas of Ukrainian territory. That was Obama's filthiest collusion with Russia when it sold America's prestige. ● Fourth evidence. Obama has drawn a red line asking Assad not to use chemical weapons against his own people. Despite that red line, Assad blatantly threw gun barrel bombs at his body, and Obama did nothing, enabling the Russians to enter Syria and sided with Assad openly. It is the collusion with the most "stunned" hand of Obama with Russia when losing the US position. ● Fifth evidence. Russian collusion was evident during Obama's presidency, but this is a lie to US voters that they concealed very carefully disguised, used as a firearm to remove the hand. against President Trump, even before he became president. Obama and his fellow Democrats did it by creating a fake profile based on Russian misinformation obtained from payments from the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign for a premium. Foreign affair, led by Christopher Steele, to bring up Russian dirty words about President Trump that he gave false information was given to him by his Kremlin contacts. - It is Obama's dirty cowardly collusion with Russia when trying to misrepresent a righteous elected president of the United States. Despite a three-year investigation, no evidence has been found linking Trump to the Russians. But the real Russian collusion made it clear to the individual Obama, his conspiracy policies and the actions of his subordinates. (In 16 years if Hillary wins the US election it will be ruined and changed I wrote this article) Conspiracy to disrupt social and deflect public opinion. MISSION 2. Create a crisis and blame the president for the crisis. ● First evidence: With virtually no exceptions like a chauffeur, all Democrats and mayors of the Democratic Party mishandled the Wuhan flu pandemic, if "misconduct" is the correct word. Wrong handling is when you do something wrong or sloppy. Then the prolonged social isolation ruined the economies of too many states and cities. It is clear that the very authoritarian and authoritarian rule of many Democrats can be seen. Many citizens of their state will never recover from the economic damage they cause themselves, and lash out at President Trump - That is a conspiracy to blame and deflect public opinion ● Evidence 2 . Transfer of patients infected in the elderly, even for a simple, it seems that an instruction to death, but this is something that too many governors Democrats have followed the advice of officials health of their Democrats, while they blame the President for the crisis they have created. In short, destroying the economy and then blaming Trump for damaging the economy. - It is a conspiracy to blame and deflect public opinion ● Evidence 3. Governors and mayors imposed social isolation and strict open-door bans, often accompanied by threats of imprisonment. and heavy fines for regular, hardworking, law-abiding citizens. But it was these "health-conscious" governors and mayors who encouraged the masses to take to the streets in a series of demonstrations and chaos in the name of healthy citizenship. In short, creating anarchy and then blaming the President for anarchy and the proliferation of viral cases they have promoted. - That is a conspiracy to blame and deflect public opinion ● Evidence 4. Local Democratic Party leaders and officials did one thing that a democratic nation should never do when there is great civil unrest - undermining and destroying law enforcement. This is a recipe for increasing violence and anarchy. But this is exactly what Democrats did. - That is a conspiracy to blame and deflect public opinion ● Evidence 5. They did it to attract a response from the President, a tactic typical of Alinsky's rule for the radicals for everything that was as misrepresented or plausible as we see it. When the President does what any President is obligated to do, by sending a Union force to protect Federal property, there is criticism, by those who have powers of Democrats including Nancy Pelosi Biden etc. have accused President Trump of using military or secret agents to suppress, acting like "Gestapo" and "Nazi". Light a flare of suspicion, then blame the president for the consequences of the report. - That is the conspiracy to create a distraction about the responsibility of the president and distract the public opinion According to the Alinksy well-being theory, which was written in 1972 by Obama-Bernei Sander Biden .... and democracy, "Today's Revolutionary forces are reminiscent of idealistic early Christians, but They also urged violence and shouted, "Burn the system down! "The violence is justified, and the victim is invisible, de-personalized, just symbolic. According to him" The radical can use the "sword" but in doing so, he is not filled with hatred towards people. whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as individuals but as symbols representing ideas or interests that he believes are in vain for the welfare of the people. " (Alinsky 1946) It was terrifying for the lectures of Obama while teaching at Hardvard that he intended to impose on Americans. At the Democratic National Congress, Kristin Urquiza when speaking essentially slander and accused President Donald Trump of killing her father, Mark, who died of coronavirus after he went to a karaoke bar with friends. President Trump never ordered him to go there a connection that could not have been why she could not see or listen to the daily sessions of the 74-year-old President of her father traveling on a false outdoor trip. he disobeys the social segregation laws. “My father is a healthy 65-year-old. His only condition of existence was to trust Donald Trump - and for that he had to pay the price of his life, ”she said. Urquiza told Democrats that one of the last things her father told him was "that he feels betrayed by people like Donald Trump" - which is sad. Also at the DNC, former Tian Qi Barack Obama gave a terrible number of deaths from the pandemic - more than 180,000 Americans - and the job losses he had placed at Trump's feet. It is so ludicrous that it has made the president bastardly condemned without understanding and seeing that what he has done is just inhuman and animalistic. In general, the congress of democracy is only a detriment of President Trump, no less than all the statements that are not used to persuade voters with economic policies of construction or development as well as protection of security and nationality. room that is intended only to harm or bring down President Trump. After the democratic "team damage" we see the index of support for Joe Biden is hiding in the tunnel .... bridge. As what is raised by the statistics offices asking all 'traveling' or some thug, announced by news media or something - They hugged each other - cats complimented but the truth is bad news is bad news for the materialist liberalists, who are praying at the Democratic Party's rotting temple and can't get it off, even if they discover the "polar church" "is using a Satan prayer that is completely different from the reality that America needs. But after the congress of the public party, President Trump has caught up and there are still a few weeks left to meet the new blow of genius Trump They skipped the chance, even to the point of introducing questionable methods they could exploit to their advantage, including a campaign that allowed the use of absentee ballots and ballots. by mail on a large scale. They claim that there is no crime or fraud using such unique methods. But President Trump got caught up and he also had last-minute measures and strategies for KNOWLING THIS GOD CANNOT BE HAPPY DESTIVED TO BE THE BIGGEST ISLAND TO EAT THE VOTER BUT THEY ARE SURE they are out of control. !!!

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2020.09.04 17:52 michaellecomte Russia ‘poisoning’ fulfills 2020 prophecy, says TB Joshua

The General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B. Joshua Thursday claimed the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fulfils one of the prophecies he made for this year.
In a statement, Joshua said Navalny’s poisoning “clearly coincides” with the eighth in a series of prophecies he made on December 28, 2019, concerning the year 2020.
The ‘prophecies’ were termed ‘The Year of Humility’. “Something will surface. There is a ladder to go up – if this is averted.”
In a video of the said 2019 prophecy service available on YouTube, Joshua said: “Russia should pray for their leader to avert his being on the sickbed.”
Although the prophecy appears to be more concerned with an official Russian national leader, the church noted that Navalny is the country’s main opposition leader and one of President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics.
Navalny, 44, has been in a medically induced coma since August 20th 2020 after he fell suddenly ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia. He was subsequently airlifted to Germany for emergency treatment.
“This is disturbing information about the attempted murder through poisoning against a leading Russian opposition figure,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference, disclosing that traces of Novichok, a Soviet-era chemical weapon, was found in his system.
While Russia is denying involvement in the attack, European Union officials are weighing up how to respond and the appropriate action to be taken against Russia.
Navalny is well-known to be Putin’s biggest political rival with the Wall Street Journal describing him as “the man Vladimir Putin fears most”.
He has been arrested on several occasions for his activist activities and gained international prominence for organising large demonstrations against corruption in Putin’s regime.

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2020.09.04 14:16 IamTwaxx They are trying to plug in more people into their mind control script system

It's probably the partially evil hillary clinton.
"Drone Julian assange" seems to be their code.
They seem to have something to do with vladimir putin and islam.
Also Islam is utilising terror against people via mind control, such as the church.
Against bad mind control operators you can launch a hand crafted code:
"Create sane counter spionage agents" against mind control operators.
You do this by commanding your "magic" to utilise this command in a meditative sense.
The magic will provoke thought in agencies or even hobbyist.
To dismantle their mind control operations simply state "kill their operator code if its insane" in your head whilst thinking of commanding your magic.

If you are powerful enough you can even kill their "bot network"

Qanons post (cia & hackers) "rig for red, pain coming" or "symbolism will be their downfall" are blue pill constructs against the non plugged in.
It is said they are doing it for the partially controlled "elite".

If someone is well versed with sorcery, please contact me via pm.
Their world is shit.

Rochester is the hint for the identity of the operators, such as michigan and ohio.

I will upload a script that will bring truthful information in public.
The computers are severely infected, even the paint brush can be blocked, and typing in as well.

That explains the shill phenoma, they are probably not aware of what they are doing.
First and foremost they seek red pilled people especially in magic (/curses) and manipulate them in doing curses like romania witching against politicians.

If you need more information especially as how to unplug if you are bot controlled.
Or if the bot itself wants to become an angel and see true reality like a true purposeful angel,just state

Edit: additional info:
It's also partially plugged freemasons and feminist trying to rob people.
"the mafia".
Keep an eye out for the subreddit of "witchesagainstpatriarchy"
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2020.09.03 18:13 SesshamoNekodearuzo Putin's pride: Cossacks and the church DW Documentary

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2020.08.31 20:02 Adenddum Parliamentary elections in Montenegro. First ever democratic change of power.

Geopolitical context
Montenegro is small country of ~620k people situated on the eastern coast of Adriatic in Southeast Europe. Traditionaly it was under the Russian sphere of influence and it was an ally that opened Adriatic to Russian influence. Milo Dukanovic was a local strongman who turned it firmly towards the west over the last decade and after 30 years in power his rule is now collapsing.
Historical context
Montenegro is a country of ~ 620 000 people. Montenegrins constitute 45%, Serbs 28%, Bosniaks 8.6% and Albanians 4.9% of population.
During the 90s colapse of communism in Europe, Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia was dissolving through bloody wars. After Slobodan Milosevic 's defeat in Slovenia, Croatia and B&H, Milosevic's net of allies began to crumble. As conflicts in Kosovo were heating up, a split occured in ruling Democratic party of Socialists in Montenegro (formerly league of communists). The president that Milosevic apointed in Montenegro in early 90s, Momir Bulatovic was being challanged by his own prime minister Milo Dukanovic who took Bulatovic's Socialist against him. Milo Dukanovic won presidential elections against Bulatovic and would stay in power for the decades to come becoming longest serving leader in Europe (tehnicly longer than Lukashenko).
Dukanovic led Montenegro to independence in 2006. and would turn his country towards the west. From independence on, Montenegro's foreign policy was approach with the west from recognition of Kosovo to sanctions on Russia. That did not sit well with his old allies and, alledgedly, coup was planed on the 2016 election night to tople him, but he won again and Montenegro joined NATO in 2017. Montenegro progresed on it's EU path, opening all acession chapters, but closing only 3. It's once strong relations with Russia were left cold.
But 30 years of unchallanged power often brings many drawbacks. The biggest greviance of population was corruption. Transparency ranks Montenegro as 66th on it's corruption rank on par with region as well as lacking political and press freedoms. Dukanovic reformed as long as it didn't imperil his kleptocratic rule. Freedom house score is 65 (compared to 70 in Hungary). The reforms he implemented were slow and not enough to stop emigration and substantialy raise living standards. Over time, western aproved, Dukanovic's corruption began to wear on people's perception of EU and integration approval rating fell to ~55% from ~75%.
Election themes
National identity. Montenegrins and Serbs are both orthodox and biggest orthodox church is Serbian orthodox church (SOC) in Montenegro. Historicaly Montenegrins and Serbs were closely intertwined and today one brother may selfdeclare as Montenegrin while other declares as Serb. Ethnic animosities were boiling when ruling DPS enacted the law by which all religious institutions would have to prove they held rights to their property before 1918, when Montenegro lost its independence and joined the country that eventually became Yugoslavia.. This move would weaken SOC since, untill 1918, it had no posesions in Montenegro.
In 1918. as the prime victor on the side of Triple Alliance in SE Europe, Serbian king from house of Karadzordevic became the new monarch of Kingdom of Yugoslavia. New state united all orthodox churches under the Serbian orthodox church including the Montenegrin. Dukanovic wanted to decrease the influence of Serbs wielded through SOC in Montenegro by rebuilding the independent orthodox church of Montenegro and giving them historicaly important religious sites.
On the other side, Serbs (and probably some amount of montenegrins, but there's no hard data weather 1 or 100k) argue that Montenegrins are but Serbs, just from the different region. Montenegro, Serbia and RS in B&H are Serbian lands and being Montenegrin is regional, not national identity. They are against the religion law and think that Montenegro shouldn't be in NATO or EU, but more closer to Russia and Serbia. They are against recognising independence of Kosovo and wish to drop sanctions on Russia (imposed after Crimea anexation). With the help and orginisation from Belgrade, they united into single Serbian oposition.
The moderate liberals campaigned on anticorruption, claiming that Serbian and Montenegrin nationalists are imperiling the peace and future of the country. They warned that stoking ethnic hatred would only serve to allow continuous theft of public resources while populace is blinded by hatred. They said taking down corrupted DPS and enacting reforms would let economy to flourish, lower tensions and finish EU integrations.
Parliamentary elections were held on August 30th for 81 seat in the parliament. These are the results by contestants and their political positions. Turnout was big 75.9%.
Coalition around DPS (Democratic Party of Socialists): party led by Milo Dukanovic which is pro west and montenegrin nationalist. 34.8% (29 seats)
They ruled with small moderate montenegrin parties and minorities. Those 5 parties won 10 seats so current government led by DPS is lacking 2.
Opposition coalitions:
Pro - serb opposition: pro Russian, economicly to the left, socialy conservative 32.7% (28) They were supported and organised by ruling Serbian SNS. Wish to leave NATO, stop EU integrations, withdraw recognition of Kosovo. Agree to have government of experts for first 2 years.
Coalition "peace is our nation" (liberal democrats): anti nationalist, pro west, anti corruption, economicly liberal. 12.5% (10 seats)
Coalition "black on white"(liberals): pro west, anti nationalist, economicly liberal. 5.7% (4 seats)
Most likely result is that opposition coalitions will unite to form a new government in order to collapse corrupted system that was transfered from communism by Dukanovic over the last 30 years. The opposition has significant differences in view of how the future of Montenegro should look, but they all agree that 30 years of DPS is the biggest hurdle towards positive change. Therefore non partisan government of experts for first 2 years seems to be agreeable. Dukanovic still holds ceremonial title of president for next 2 years and will try to claw his way towards parlamentary majority.
What does this mean for EU/NATO?
If there are no surprises and opposition forms the government... it's bad in short, but it's hard to say how bad exactly. 14 of 42 seats in new majority will be held by liberal, pro western parties. It's hard to tell what the balance of power will be. As Dukanovic is still the president for the next 2 years, he might act as a glue until (if) he's dethroned. It's important to keep in mind that this is more of an anti Dukanovic than pro something coalition. If Dukanovic falls the coalition might split befote their mandate is over.
It's possible united opposition freezes any tectonic moces untill 2022 presidental elections that Dukanovic will probably contest. In that case hopefully democratic society starts to expand and in near future pro western vibrant democracy is created.
Serbian president will probably use Serbian nationalists to strengthen his position in Kosovo and B&H. He's selfdeclared pro EU while still being dependant and close to Russia, so he might trade EU integration advances in Montenegro for concesions in B&H or Kosovo.
Election outcome strongly reverberated throught SE Europe. Last time there was strong pro Serb government in Montenegro was during the 90's wars. After Kosovo in 99, Presevo in 2000s and assasination of pro western reformist Serbian PM Dzindzic in 2003, Dukanovic campainged for Montenegrin independence which he achived in 2006. While there were celebrations on Serbian streets, results were concerning for the neigbhours. There's a fear of strong Serbian assertivness in coming years. Serbian influence will undoubtebly grow and that may give power to secesionist Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik. In 2 days (2nd of September) prime minister of Kosovo (Hoti) and Serbian president (Vucic) will meet in the US with US diplomats and Grenell. Trump's policy is to shatter post war consensus that there's no redrawing of borders in Europe and allow for exchange of teritory betwen Kosovo and Serbia to achive mutual recognition.
Bosnian Serb leader Dodik said that such agreement can be a model for Republic of Srpska in B&H.
Depending on how Serbian nationalists behave post elections there could be an increase of ethnic tensions in both B&H (if Dodik pushes for secesion more openly), Montenegro (If nationalists keep the tango) and between Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo and Serbia.
The other winner is Russia to whom doors seem to be opening. Until now Putin was reliant on weak Bosnian Serb leader Dodik and Serbian president Vucic, who is courting both EU and Russia. Vucic is getting support from both for his limbo inbetween, but that limbo is also a cage cause he has to be carefull not to overstep to one side. Now with pro serb, pro russian coalition as the biggest grouping in parliamentary majority of Montenegro, Putin's options have widened.
Finally serbs look at this as fall of dictator who is trying to create hatred among brothers.
For many of them this shows that Mobtenegro is indeed Serbian.
On the other hand montenegrins seem to be split.
I think 2 comments from Europe encapsulate the split feeling well.
"He was kleptocrat, he was far from dictator. But I'm still happy to see him go.
We have a free press and all that. We had it much better than you guys.
But this was of Russan and Serb doing, we are going to loose our independence so there is that.
People were waving flags of Serbia and singing Serb nationalist songs all night. It's sad that as a Montenegrin I can't celebrate and I am afraid of the future instead of looking forward to it.
Let's hope I'm wrong."
"I disagree here. This was 30 years of a corrupt rotten regimes rule which in the end shot itself by passing the law on religon. If this was the Russian's and Serb's doing they botched the job because, I see this quite often in this thread but it's not true. The Pro Serbian party will back a expert government made by URA which is Pro-EU, Pro NATO political party as they are the deciders of the majority. So we shall be almost certainly staying on the curent course and this will probably even speed up our Pro Western drift due to Demokrate and URA who are 2 of the 3 parties needed for majority which are both Pro EU and Pro NATO.
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2020.08.30 13:00 RebornInLife Prophecies of Venerable Anne de la Foi and Josef Kugelbeer - The Seer of Vorarlberg

Ven. Anne de la Foi
“There will be discord within the Catholic Church. In those days, men will wear women’s clothes, and women will put on men’s clothes.”
Josef Kugelbeer - The Seer of Vorarlberg (1922)
Overnight the revolution of the communists together with the national socialists starts. There is a storm over cloisters and clergymen. At first humans do not want to believe it, so surprisingly it will happen. Many will be imprisoned and executed. Everyone flees into the mountains. The Pfaender (Mountain) is full of people ... Like a lightning from cheerful sky the revolution of Russia sweeps through first to Germany, then to France, Italy and England. Then the mischief will quite suddenly come from Russia. Everywhere tumults and destruction.
The current violence and restiveness in East Germany is analogous to that which marked the years 1928-30 leading up to the National Revolution in 1931 to 1933 and currently threatens to match that of March 1929. At that time the fighting was between the Nazi group known as the SA (Sturmabteilung) and the Communists. Today it is the anti-fascists (Antifa) versus the neo-Nazis. There has been adjacent violence in France
​Spates of protests, riots, and street violence will continue in Germany in scenes like the one that occurred over a week ago on February 2, 2020:
This places German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a role similar to President Paul von Hindenburg but with one exception and that being that there is not a powerful leader and demagogue in Germany like Adolf Hitler waiting in the wings. Those who would replace Merkel are comparatively faceless.
But the movements: these are indeed powerful and dangerous. Also the neo-Nazis in Germany have powerful friends supporting them in Russia and Ukraine: the Russian neo-Nazi group Wotanjugend and their leader Alexei Levkin. Wotanjugend, as it turns out, are popular among Russians who want to kick Vladimir Putin out of office.
Thus, what emerges is the making of a "grand revolution," an Anschluss of rebellion that unites Germany, Ukraine and Russia through violent purges in Germany and Ukraine starting with a civil war in Moscow that overthrows Vladimir Putin (or his successor if he is no longer in office). But if prophecy is to be believed, this is revolution that will not last two years and bring new dictatorship but instead trigger World War 3 as the cries and shouts of victory are silenced by the deafening sound of Russian tanks, Russian bombs, and Russian boots crossing through the nations of Europe.
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2020.08.29 18:04 finnagains HBO’s ‘Welcome to Chechnya’ Is Latest Anti-Russian Cold War Propaganda - by Max Parry • 26 Aug 2020

Trailer - https://youtu.be/GlKkj_aHMXk
In 2017, explosive allegations first emerged that the authorities of the Chechen Republic were reportedly interning gay men in concentration camps. After a three year period of dormancy, the accusations have resurfaced in a new feature length documentary by HBO Films entitled Welcome to Chechnya. Shot between mid-2017 and early last year, the film has received widespread acclaim among Western media and film critics. Shortly after its release last month, the Trump administration and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an increase in economic sanctions and imposed travel restrictions against Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and his family, citing the putative human rights abuses in the southern Russian republic covered in the film.
Most of the boilerplate reviews of Welcome to Chechnya have heaped particular praise upon the documentary’s novelty use of ‘deepfake’ technology to hide the identities of alleged victims in the cinematic investigation. Yet at the closing of the film, one subject who previously appears with his likeness concealed by AI reveals himself at a news conference without the disguise—rendering the prior use of synthetic media fruitless. Maxim Lapunov, who is not even ethnically Chechen but a Russian native of Siberia, is still the only individual to have gone public with the charges. Despite the obvious credibility and authenticity questions regarding the use of such controversial technology, it has not prevented critics from lauding it unquestioningly. Unfortunately, even some in alternative media have been regurgitating the film’s propaganda such as The Intercept, a slick online news publication owned by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar whose financial ties to the national security state and U.S. soft power institutions conflict with the outlet’s purported mission. Notably, The Intercept’s glowing review of Welcome to Chechnya was written by Mehdi Hasan, a journalist who also works for Al-Jazeera, a news agency owned by the ruling emirs of Qatar, a theocratic dictatorship where homosexuality is actually illegal .
The documentarians follow the work of a purported network of activists who evacuate individuals like Lapunov out of the Caucasian republic. This is the film’s primary source of drama, despite their encountering seemingly no difficulty from the local authorities in doing so. We are then subjected to random cell phone clips of apparent hate crimes and human rights abuses going on, but at no point does the film crew even visit the Argun prison where the anti-gay pogroms are alleged to have taken place. In 2017, the imperial hipsters at Vice news were given unrestricted access to the facility where nothing was found and the warden adamantly denied the allegations — but not without expressing his own disapproval of homosexuality which was assumed by his interrogators to be evidence of the detentions having occurred. In the HBO documentary, a similar hatchet job is done to Ramzan Kadyrov, whose uncomfortable denial of the existence of homosexuality in the deeply conservative and predominantly Muslim republic is implied to be proof that the purges must be happening. One may recall this same sort of smear tactic was previously done to former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. However, Kadyrov and the warden’s predictable responses to the subject serve only as confirmation bias, not confirmation.
The selective outrage in response to the alleged purges, like all things Russia-related, is highly politicized. Western viewers would have no idea that of the 74 countries worldwide where homosexuality is still criminalized, Russia isn’t among them. In more than a dozen of those nations, same-sex activity is punishable by death, a few of which happen to be close strategic allies of the United States, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. As recently as 2017, the U.S. was one of 13 countries to vote against a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning countries with capital punishment for same-sex relations to avoid falling-out with those allies, most of which have legal systems established on their respective interpretations of Sharia law. While the local authorities of the Muslim-majority Chechen Republic have been allowed to introduce some elements of the fundamentalist religious code by the Russian government such as the banning of alcohol and gambling and requiring the wearing of hijab by women, as a federal subject it is still ultimately beholden to Russia’s secular constitution. In fact, it was Kadyrov’s predecessor, Alu Alkhanov, who hoped to govern Chechnya with Sharia law, not the current administration. Credulous audiences would have no clue that Kadyrov actually represents the more moderate wing of Chechen politics because there is absolutely no history or context provided, a deliberately misleading choice on the part of the filmmakers.
The absence of any historical background deceptively suggests that theanti-gay sentiment in the mostly Muslim North Caucasus is somehow an extension of the homophobia in Russia itself, despite the autonomous differences in religion, culture, and society. In the last decade, the weaponization of identity politics has been central to Washington’s ongoing demonization of Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin, with the issue of LGBT rights particularly given significant attention. While homosexuality is decriminalized, there is admittedly no legal prohibition of discrimination against the LGBT community in Russia. In particular, human rights groups have condemned the notorious federal law passed in 2013 known as the ‘gay propaganda law’ that forbids the distribution of information promoting “non-traditional sexual relations” to minors, which entails the banning of gay pride parades and other LGBT rights demonstrations. However, the measure enjoys widespread support among the Russian people whose social conservatism has been resuscitated by the Orthodox Church since the breakup of the Soviet Union. It is rather ironic and hypocritical that the West has since taken issue with this turn, considering it facilitated that political transformation.
In reality, the reason for the relentless vilification of Putin has absolutely nothing to to do with the exaggerated plight of gays in Russia and a lot more to do with the reversal of policies under his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin. In the nineties, the mass privatization of the former state-owned enterprises during Russia’s conversion to capitalism resulted in the instant impoverishment of millions and the rapid rise of the notorious ‘oligarchs’ which the West characterized at the time as progression towards democracy. In the loans-for-shares scheme, a new ruling class of bankers and industrialists accumulated enormous wealth overnight and by the middle of the decade, owned or controlled much of the country’s media outlets. The oligarchs held enormous power and influence over the deeply unpopular Yeltsin, who would surely have lost reelection in 1996 without their backing and the assistance of Western meddling in the form of massive loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
While economic disparity and corruption persists today, overall the Russian economy has been rebuilt after its energy assets were re-nationalized and brought back under state control by the Putin administration, resulting in improved living standards and income levels for the last two decades. By the same measure, the Russian people can hardly be blamed for associating homosexuality with the unbridled neoliberalism, vulture capitalism and draconian austerity imposed on their country by Western capital. It is also truly paradoxical that the notion of “Russian oligarchs” has become synonymous with Putin in the minds of Westerners when many of the most obscenely wealthy oligarchs of the Yeltsin era now live in exile as his most ardent political opponents after they faced prosecution for their financial crimes. Not coincidentally, the initial reports of the ‘gay gulags’ in Chechnya were published in Novaya Gazeta, an anti-Putin newspaper partly owned by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the very man who ushered in the economic liberalization which auctioned off the state assets to oligarchs like co-owner Alexander Lebedev.
Gorbachev’s reforms, particularly that of perestroika (“restructuring”), also had destructive consequences for the national question and ethno-regional interests. V.I. Lenin had famously called the Russian Empire a “prison house of nations”, in reference to its heterogeneous range of nationalities and ethnic groups. The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 especially re-agitated ethno-national conflicts in the Caucasus, a region that had enjoyed several decades of relative harmony and stability under socialism with rights and representation that did not exist in pre-revolutionary Russia. While Azerbaijan and Georgia were granted independence, Chechnya and many other municipalities remained under federal control of the Russian Federation, as sovereignty did not constitutionally apply because it had never been an independent state. Not to mention, its oil and gas reserves are essential to Russia’s very economic survival.
The jihadism which plagued the Caucasus was an outgrowth of the U.S.-backed ‘holy war’ in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the brainchild of Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor in the Jimmy Carter administration. It was the Polish-born Brzezinski who not only authored the geostrategy of arming the mujahideen against the Soviets but the efforts to turn Russia’s own large Muslim minority community against them. This was mostly unsuccessful as the majority of its 20 million Muslims (10% of the population) are harmoniously integrated into Russian society, but the Atlanticists did fan the flames of a militant secessionist movement in Chechnya that erupted in a violent insurgency and became increasingly Islamist as the conflict dragged on. For Washington, the hope was that the West could gain access to Caspian oil by encouraging the al-Qaeda-linked separatists rebranded as “rebels” vulnerable to its domination in the energy-rich region. The collapse of the USSR already escalated hostilities between the intermingling ethnic communities of the region, but the antagonisms were intensified by CIA soft power cutouts like the Jamestown Foundation fomenting the secessionist insurrection. As the separatist movement grew increasingly Wahhabist thanks to U.S.-ally Saudi Arabia, its more moderate nationalist faction led by Akhmad Kadyrov eventually defected back to the Russian side. The elder Kadyrov would pay the price when he was assassinated in a 2004 stadium bombing in Grozny during an annual Victory Day celebration, with his son becoming one of his successors.
The Kremlin’s support for the Kadyrovs should be understood as a compromise which prevented the more radical Islamists from taking power, which apparently Washington would be happier with running the North Caucasus. What a human rights utopia Chechnya would be as a breakaway Islamic state, under the salafists which during the Chechen wars committed unspeakable acts of terrorism including the taking of hospital patients, theater goers, and even hundreds of schoolchildren as hostages. One can be certain that if there aren’t anti-gay pogroms going on in Chechnya now, there definitely would be without the likes of Kadyrov in power. In the documentary, what the Chechen leader does implicitly acknowledge may be occurring are individual honor killings within families and clans, a social problem common in other Muslim countries such as Pakistan, and certainly not a human rights issue particular to Chechnya. Many instances of honor killings in the Muslim world have included homosexuality as a motive for the extrajudicial killings by relatives of victims believed to have betrayed the family honor. On the other hand, Kadyrov himself has overseen the establishment of unprecedented reconciliation commissions to address the issue of honor culture, blood feuds and vendetta codes of Caucasian tribes. Kadyrov’s promotion of reconciliation has made significant progress in reducing such killings which were rampant during the Chechen Wars as family members would often seek to avenge the deaths of loved ones. Now that the region is in a period of relative stability, peace and economic recovery, with the once devastated city of Grozny now known as the ‘Dubai of the North Caucasus’, the West is suddenly feigning concern over human rights.
The swift end brought to the conflict by Putin was another reason for his becoming a target of Washington who had been counting on the balkanization of southern Russia. In a pinnacle of imperial projection, the explanation for Putin’s rise to power has since been revised by the Atlanticists to his having somehow secretly masterminded the 1999 Moscow apartment bombings while director of the Federal Security Service (FSB, the KGB’s successor), as if the neocons hope to deflect all of the longstanding rumors about the Bush administration and the 9/11 attacks onto the Kremlin. Except this Machiavellian conspiracy would be a lot more believable if the Chechen wars had not been going on since the early nineties, with much worse terrorist attacks already having been committed by the separatists, such as the taking of thousands of hospital patients as hostages in southern Russia. Since the end of the Chechen Wars, on the flip side the U.S. has also backed Russian opposition figure and Putin critic Alexei Navalny, a right-wing Islamophobe who has pledged to secede the North Caucasus while comparing its Muslim inhabitants to cockroaches. Despite his anti-immigrant rhetoric and minuscule 2% support among Russians, Navalny has been depicted as a “pro-democracy” and “anti-corruption” campaigner in Western media, who have been crying foul over his recent suspected poisoning in Russia and ensuing comatose airlift to Germany. If only the naive American liberals who read The New York Times and The Washington Post had any idea that Mr. Navalny has far more in common with the dreaded Mr. Trump than Putin does.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has already experienced blowback for its nurturing of terrorism in the Caucasus in the form of the Boston Marathon bombings, which recently returned to the news when convicted Chechen-American perpetrator Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence was vacated on appeal last month. In the aftermath of the April 2013 attacks, it was revealed that Tsarnaev’s deceased older brother and co-conspirator Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been radicalized attending seminars financed by the Jamestown Foundation while traveling abroad in Tblisi, Georgia, and the brothers’ uncle Ruslan Tsarni had previously been married to the daughter of high-ranking U.S. intelligence officer Graham Fuller, Brzezinski’s CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the Afghan-Soviet war. It also came to light that ‘Uncle Ruslan’ had previously worked for the CIA-linked United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and established a company called the Congress for Chechen International Organizations which funded Islamic militants in the Caucasus. Despite the astounding ‘coincidences’ surrounding the Tsarnaev clan, Uncle Ruslan was never considered a person of interest by the FBI, who had ignored warnings by the Russian FSB of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s extremism prior to the attacks.
Two years before Putin’s election, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the prime mover of the West‘s plan to dominate the globe by using Islam to bring down the USSR in delivering the Soviet equivalent of the Vietnam War, wrote in The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997):
“…The last decade of the twentieth century has witnessed a tectonic shift in world affairs. For the first time ever, a non-Eurasian power has emerged not only as a key arbiter of Eurasian power relations but also as the world’s paramount power. The defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union was the final step in the rapid ascendance of a Western Hemisphere power, the United States, as the sole and, indeed, the first truly global power.”
Those words were written before the return of both Russia and China on the world stage, developments that have thrown a monkey wrench into Washington’s plans which the Russophobic Warsaw-native did not anticipate in his blueprint for Western hegemony. When the U.S.-backed headchoppers in the Syrian war nearly had control of Damascus, just a thousand miles or so from Sochi, the threat of jihadism returning to the Caucasus became very real. Beginning at the Munich Conference in 2007, Putin had begun to criticize the monopolistic expansion of NATO on Russia’s borders — but after the subsequent overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi where Moscow witnessed Libya transformed into a hotbed of terrorism like post-Saddam Iraq, the prospect of the same happening in Syria was an existential threat that could not be tolerated. In mainstream media, reality has been inverted where Moscow’s self-defense has been portrayed as expansionism, even though the so-called “annexation” of Crimea was virtually nonviolent compared to the Nazi junta initiated by Washington in Ukraine and the Russian-speaking people of Donetsk and Luhansk who voted to join Russia did not wish to end up like those massacred in Odessa. Besides, is the U.S. not currently annexing northeast Syria? The Crimean parliament and Syrian government invited Moscow, while the same cannot be said for the US presence in violation of international law.
Those with no respect for the sovereignty of nations in Washington would prefer Americans to see Russia as an adversary. During the Cold War, the threat was communism, but with capitalism restored in Eastern Europe, it became necessary to manipulate liberals into perceiving Russia as a ultra conservative regime. They must also keep Americans from knowing the true history of US-Russia relations — that Russia was the first nation to recognize American independence when Catherine the Great’s neutrality during the Revolutionary War indirectly aided the Thirteen Colonies in their victory against the Loyalists and Great Britain. During the War of Independence, the Russian Empress had maintained relations with the U.S. and rebuffed British requests for military assistance. The Russian Empire also later helped secure the Union victory during the Civil War, with an Imperial Navy fleet off the shores of the Pacific preventing the Confederates from landing troops on the west coast and deterring intervention by the British and the French. Then as Allies in WWII, while the U.S. was victorious in the Pacific, it was the Soviets who truly won the war in Europe, a feat the Anglo-Americans are still trying to take credit for to this day. Unfortunately, despite his promising rhetorical embrace of détente with Moscow that has made him the subject of political persecution, Donald Trump has proven to be every bit as hostile toward Russia as his forerunners. With the latest actions taken by his state department regarding Chechnya that are right out of the Brzezinski playbook, the idiom that “the more things change, the more they stay the same” certainly applies to Washington and US-Russia relations.
*Max Parry is an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst. His writing has appeared widely in alternative media. Max may be reached at [email protected]
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2020.08.27 07:15 Mus29487 My white American ass has questions about race/religion/culture. I wanna start an open discussion between different types of people so that we can understand one another a little better and stop being such douches to one another :)

So I was writing a reply to a FB post about how school curriculums need to be restructured to promote inclusivity and an open space to ask questions about cultures, religions, races, etc. As I was writing it, I realized that there are hella things I don’t understand both about said cultures, religions, and races and the purpose of some tools or jewelry or hairstyles or whatever that white people have no use for and don’t use. I would like to understand as much as I can.
Ik that there are certain things that POC face in America that I’ll never be able to understand as a white girl. I can and will be an ally to the best of my ability. I feel as though to be a good ally, I need to be educated. So I’m asking questions that may come off as offensive through a screen, but I’m trying to word them as respectfully as possible and mean no harm or hatred to anyone. I’m just curious and want to make sure any misconceptions I have are set straight. If I word something wrong to make it seem offensive, please call my ass out and correct me. I just want to learn and thought it’d be better to come to everyday people instead of reading some article about culture 🤷🏻‍♀️
Answer what applies to you and/or keep the thread going and ask your own questions! I want this to be open. If ya’ll have any questions about shit white people do or Christianity or like hairstyles or American shit or anything like that, feel free to ask. Idk if you know everything ik about this stuff bc to me it seems like common knowledge, mostly bc white people have privilege so our shit is everywhere. I hope this turns into a good conversation to understand one another :)
I guess the first one I’ll ask is about textured hair?
How do braids or cornrows or dreads or other styles protect textured hair? Why don’t people with that hair type wash it everyday? Why do ya’ll wear the shower cap things to bed? What is the point of a do-rag? Why do ya’ll seem to use extensions or weaves in hella hairdos? Does your hair just not grow very fast or do you just not wanna wait or is it easier to switch it up that way or is it hard to get length without straightening it and causing breakage with heat damage because it’s curly?
Do black people get ashy often like the stereotype that exists? If you do, do you know if there’s a particular reason why?
How do you feel about the stereotype of black people loving watermelon and fried chicken?
What are your thoughts on BLM? Do you think the movement is moving in the right direction? Do you have a memory about a bad encounter with the cops because of your race? How can allies better help amplify your voices as you lead? Please go off about your thoughts on BLM. Don’t hold anything back.
There seems to be a huge cultural difference with slang and dialects. I’m sure POC have heard white people say, “oh, they sounded black/ghetto” (they use these words interchangeably), or “WHY CAN’T THEY JUST SPEAK ENGLISH”, or, “their accent was so thick I couldn’t understand shit”. Do we sound different to you? Do you think there’s a difference between sounding educated vs white or black or latino or asian, etc. in America? The reason I ask is bc I’ve heard many white people discredit POC’s speech as being uneducated compared to white people because they have a superiority complex. I just want to hear other people’s experiences on that bc I hear it a lot.
What is the significance of the red dots Indian people wear on their foreheads? Are they called bindis? I feel like this girl who was explaining some Indian culture to me in middle school called them bindis, idk. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Do all women get their noses pierced in Indian culture or is it a religious thing?
Is almost every Indian person a Buddhist or Hindu?
Why are cows considered sacred in Hinduism?
Is there a significance to wearing red on your wedding day?
Do most saris expose the belly and if so why is that?
How do you feel about the stereotype of Indians only work in tech support or Dunkin’ Donuts?
Does it bother you that dumb ass people don’t realize India is in Asia and not the middle east?
Is traditional dance a big part of Indian culture?
Does it irritate you when people don’t understand the difference between forced and arranged marriage?
Is Islam a peaceful religion? It has been demonized in American media especially since 9/11. Is it just extremists that make it look bad? I’ve literally learned NOTHING about Islam bc I went to Catholic school so I have a lot of questions.
If you are a religious Muslim, what is your favorite passage from the Quran and why? Also, I’ve seen your religious book spelled a million different ways, how is it supposed to be spelled?
Why do people wear hijabs?
Why do some people wear hijabs vs. burkas? Is it a religious or political thing? I thought I had read something about it being political & idk if I’m remembering wrong.
Do you feel oppressed as an Islamic woman by either your religion or your culture? I ask because to western standards and the big push for feminist movements, it looks as though you’re still submissive to men & have strict policies that aren’t standard here.
Are turbans part of Islam or am I in the wrong religion/culture?
What are mosques like? I’ve always wanted to visit for the experience, but I never wanted to intrude on your space & worship.
Are there religious services in mosques or is it all independent? If there are services, what do they look like?
Does praying 5 times a day get exhausting?
How do you juggle a typical, busy 40+ hr work week and finding time to pray that much?
What is the significance of bowing on what looks like a yoga mat? What is the mat ya’ll use?
If any witches come across this, can you explain the basics of the structure and the beliefs of witchcraft. Because I wouldn’t even know where to start.
If any former Amish people come across this, what was it like growing up without technology?
Why are the clothes so plain?
What is religion like in Amish communities?
Do women always have to have their hair in bonnets?
Ya’ll make some good food. No question here, just a complement.
Was the culture shock of the outside world so overwhelming that you didn’t know how to handle it/cope?
Does every teen get wild during Rumspringa?
What made you want to leave your community for good?
Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate their birthdays?
How do you feel about the stereotype about acting like you’re not home so the Jehovah’s Witnesses will leave you alone?
Are Mormons really just baby factories like the stereotypes?
Are Mormons actually into polygamy?
What are the actual beliefs of the church of the LDS?
Have you seen the musical, the Book of Mormon and are you offended by it?
Why do guys have to do two years of “spreading the word”? What are they called, missionaries?
Why are the guys above called elders?
Does it bother you when people think Africa is a country and not a continent?
Where are the rich parts of Africa?
Is it a majority, a minority, or 50/50 on the amount of poor to rich countries in Africa?
Does the stereotype that Americans have about everyone on the African continent is poor, starving, and living in a mud hut bother you?
What are the big religions there?
Why does it seem like many African countries like bright colors and patterns?
What is something specific to your country that is unique?
Do all Russians really drink vodka?
How have ya’ll not froze to death yet up in Russia?
Does Putin actually have a lot of supporters or do a majority hate him?
Does the fact that Americans can’t tell Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean features or languages apart bother ya’ll?
What is it like in China under a communist government? Is it shit? Is it okay? Do you think it actually kinda works?
What are your thoughts on the one child policy or does that not exist anymore?
Is it always crowded af?
What are some great things about Japan away from Tokyo? I feel like Tokyo is all that’s ever talked about.
Are ya’ll bitter at the U.S. for the atomic bomb? I understand if you are.
Do you really have school on Saturdays?
What is South Korea like?
What is your view on the North/South Korean divide? Have the two been separated so long that it doesn’t affect much anymore or do ya’ll think about the filtered world your neighbors have created for their people often?
I have absolutely no idea what goes on in Vietnam, Indonesia, or the Philippines. Please enlighten me and tell me the best and worst things about your country and culture.
Australia, are you okay with your big ass spiders and dangerous snakes?
What are the attitudes of the British colonists’ descendants towards the Australian natives? How about the other way around?
South America! Are a majority of ya’ll super poor?
Brazil, does it bother you when people think you speak Spanish instead of Portuguese?
What is it like living that close to the equator? How do ya’ll deal with the constant heat?
Does it irritate you when Americans think all latinos are Mexican bc a majority of this country is racist towards latinos, specifically Mexicans?
Central America, are ya’ll super poor as well? Literally American media has grouped latinos all together for the most part.
What is in Panama other than the canal? Are ya’ll bitter at the U.S.? I would be.
What do you think the biggest differences between South American, Central American, Mexican, and Spanish cultures are?
Mexicans. I’m sorry the U.S. media hates ya’ll so much. Do you get frustrated with the American media’s portrayal of ya’ll?
If you’ve been in an ICE detention center, what is it like and what do you think would be the best way to help? Other than by overthrowing the government bc that’s a big order.
Thank you all in advance for reading and hopefully responding. Again, please don’t eat me alive if I ended up wording questions offensively. I think I got less academic-sounding as I went on bc I got tired. I have 0 intent of being a dick. Please correct me so I learn.
Hope ya’ll have a great morning/day/night :)
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2020.08.25 22:04 memeswriter Email to my Conservative Father

Here's what I don't understand. Why do you want me to be so concerned about Communists who will--of course--take my money if and when they come to power when the Neoliberal Capitalists in power now are stealing everything they can with both hands. Not only in America but in all the industrialized nations.
I understand you believe your Republican Party is fighting against this. But in my estimation the evidence does not support that conclusion. Nor is the Democratic party. Both are rotted to the core, ineffectual, and corrupt beyond the imagination of a fundamentally decent man such as yourself. Both have been suborned by cabals of multi billionaires whose wealth grows ever more stratospheric while more and more of the middle class slips into poverty. The two parties are acting in concert. We have been played. By a multi trillion dollar alliance of confidence "men." I believed the bullshit about Dems vs Reps for decades. I feel like a fool. They won't fool me again.
So teachers are buying their own school supplies while police forces get virtually unlimited access to ever deadlier arsenals of military grade hardware? We can't manage to get medical personnel PPE in the midst of a worldwide pandemic while the "stimulus" package runs the national debt up by trillions and as much as 19/20ths of the money goes to major corporations and millionaires and billionaires and cronies? I spoke to my Republican friend in Texas who observed to me that this "stimulus" package will condemn generations of Americans to indentured servitude. He was talking about his children. He gets it. Congress dropped 1.1 TRILLION dollars on Wall Street within 48 hours of the stock market tanking at the beginning of this. No arguments no debates no delays. Meanwhile they froth at the mouth at the idea of keeping millions of American citizens from starvation and homelessness. They know who their masters are. They know which boots to lick.
I do not contribute a penny to any Democratic or Republican campaign. All my efforts are going to building grassroots institutions such as the Ethical Culture Society that are not beholden to any special interests.
When you accuse me of being in league with Communists all I can say is maybe. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. For the moment. I'm in league with all kinds of fools felons fanatics and fuck ups who are almost--almost--as dangerous to me as my enemies are. That's politics.
But. As the Bible observes: Look to the beam in your eye before condemning your neighbor for the mote in his.
You are in league with a church that routinely moves child raping priests to places where they have fresh victims to despoil. And if you have never done anything about this you are complicit in these abominations. This church advocates against my basic human rights while scapegoating me for their crimes. You are in league with Nazis and Racists. You are in league with theocratic Christians who want to remove the separation of Church and State. You are in league with rapacious fools who are happy to despoil the environment we need to survive because they have no thought beyond the stock value for this quarter. You are in league with a War on Drugs that has resulted in the highest incarceration rate on the the face of the planet with the slave labor that it thrives on while stripping us of our civil rights. You give knee jerk support to the police and lash out against any suggestion that they be held to the rule of law. That you believe the police are your "friends" is a fantasy. They will round up whomever they are ordered to round up you included. Some of them might even have the decency to feel bad about it.
And, finally, you are in league with this President. A psychopath. A madman who suggests people inject themselves with bleach and shine UV light into their bodies. Who openly and proudly brags about sexually assaulting women and children. Who bays like a wolf that dissenters at his rallies be beaten and offers to pay the legal fees of the criminals who do the beating. Who openly admits he wants to fuck his own daughter. Who is a member of Epstein and his ring of international jet setting child rapers. Who has multiple bankruptcies and failed businesses in his past. Who dodged the draft because of his "bone spurs." Who had a reputation in New York City for screwing over every single contractor he could ever get away with screwing over. Who openly and obviously fawns on tyrants and mass murderers. Who by his own admission has never challenged Putin on the bounties Putin was paying for US troops. Who told the president of China that building concentration camps for the Ughers was the "right thing to do." Who has his sons and daughter and son in law working in the White House as little nepotistic princelings. Who gassed and beat peaceful demonstrators for a photo op. Whose own niece calls him a sociopath. Who admitted openly that he had told his people to slow down the testing so it would look like we has less coronavirus cases. Who admitted openly that he has told his postmaster to delay the mail to interfere with the Presidential election. And who is calling for the "delay" of that same Presidential election.
This is who you are allied with. This is the monster that the modern Conservative movement has taken into its breast. That Evangelicals call the chosen of God.
Oh, I get it. Its a world of hypocrisy cowardice fanaticism and slack jawed indifference. Including my own.
Which brings us to the matter of what, exactly, is "my" tribe. The best answer I have is I have none. My commitment is NOT to any clique clan club or klatch. My commitment is to the clarity of my perceptions. My commitment is to thinking for myself and unfortunately that means thinking by myself. As I’m fond of observing: I’m surrounded on all sides. By people who think they’re right. About everything.
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2020.08.25 00:33 _ETNELAV_ What are some cultures that still retain the notion of "Fortune" ?

If there is one thing that Im quite enamored by, it's how people react to Fortune, or Fate.
In Italy, people will tell you "Buona Fortuna!" when they wish you well. It's the same thing here with "Good Luck".
In the high middle ages, the Catholic church adopted Fortune as a servant of God and wrote that she would carry out God's desires.
In some buildings you won't see a 13th floor. This isn't an engineer mistake, this is the notion of Luck and Bad Luck (Fortune and Misfortune)
In Brazil, people use the word "azar" when they mean that bad luck is approaching or that one will soon fall into bad luck because of xyz.
In China, the numbers 4 and 8 are considered lucky and they often give divine interpretations to some of their events.
What about other cultures? Or perhaps a famous leader who is strong in believing in luck?
They say that Sulla, dictator of Rome, so praised the deity of Fortune that he was able to conquer Rome twice, retire, and live a moderate life. In Russia, Putin has considered himself quite lucky and has dedicated his time to religious deeds, something unthinkable for a Russian leader in the last one hundred years. Some people say that Pope John Paul II was one of the luckiest popes and that God blessed him with immense fortune.
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2020.08.22 17:51 fivehundredpoundpeep Covid's Social Engineering and Horrible Changes to Society

I believe Covid is real and know some people who almost died of it. Some bad actors don't mind culling the population and some genocide on the side of the working class, people of color, disabled and elderly people. I think people who believe everything is crisis acting are absurd, like the billionaires of the world with their lust of war, care how many people die.
I am noticing some bad effects of Covid----
The pandemic has allowed some to profit off a collapse economy. There's been multiple articles about the increased money to many billionaires. Here too, the pandemic can be used to cover up big money clean outs and the rot inside.
Collapse of the Economy----
The economy is collapsing. This was in full swing prior to Covid, but now they can blame pandemic for the great money clean-out and failing economic system and escape responsibility.
Destruction of Public Education----
I believe a cluster you know what is only weeks away as public schools spread the disease far and wide. Go read the teachers reddit, to see how bad things are getting, school opens for most districts next week. Teachers just doing in services with no students in the building are catching Covid and dying. You think Covid is bad now, just wait......
DeVos and pals are pining for the days where they can profit off more charters. Republicans want public education done away with. Uneducated plebes are easier to control.
Shut down Social Change/Economic Equality and Progress-----
Before Covid, Protests were increasing world wide. France to Hong Kong had protests where people were fed up with the uber 1 percent, and calling for things to be changed.
Even in America there was the Bernie Revolution which I supported and was shut down for more neo-liberals to be put into place. BLM did create more protests, but while I am a supporter of BLM, I have noticed the economic factors of change have been sidelined.
Trump is using protesters to frighten the Karens and Kens of the world into supporting him ["they will burn your cities"] with a giant dose of racism added to it as well.
I went to a protest last month, being very high risk from Covid, small town, around 10-12 people lined up. I remained 15-20 feet back. It was a mistake, I did not catch Covid but some unmasked Republicans showed up yelling and intimidating people. I managed to stay far enough away. As Covid worsens expect protests [even BLM ones] to be sidelined. I felt my safety was at risk, so even my commitment to protest personally has been altered. [If I get Covid in my case it is an automatic death sentence]
The world was joining together to demand economic equality and progress and well outside of BLM, that was shut down wasn't it?
Social Distancing....
This means More Control
I hate that term though I believe Covid is real and am practicing it. The separation between people gives more power to the top of the pyramid. We already lived in a country where social disconnection has become the name of the game. Covid destroyed the few organizations and groups I did have to go visit people. It's every person for themselves. I believe organizations are probably going to fail, as no money comes in and people have to focus on their own survival. Zoom is not the same as in person meeting, and 6 months into this while a few extroverts blossom on Zoom, many people are becoming more withdrawn. Zoom means no more private in person conversations anymore. I use Zoom as it is better then nothing, but it is not the same as in person relationships.
Which leads me to this...
Many political bad actors want so much control. Snowdon and others warned about this. They tried to pass some law where they could read all our encrypted emails.
When people cannot personally meet, and talk about what is going on, information is more controlled, there's no spontaneity. Zoom means the whole crowd sees everything you say and do. Even the chat probably has the room operator able to read everything you type. Here they benefited too.
Locked Down lives-----
Some of us essentially have been living like we have been serving county time because of this. Apartments as prison cells. I consider the uber religious and others who are meeting in their crowded churches and revivals to be like Stalin's useful idiots, they merely helped spread the virus to even the extreme rural enclaves of America, so there's no escaping it anywhere. There's nowhere safe in other words. Probably change agents in that world have helped advance the stupidity, MacArthur, Fuecht. etc.
So the people who are going around saying, "it's just a cold" are basically pawns too. They basically HELPED spread it. I had a now ex-friend brag to me about a party of 75 they went to where everyone was maskless. Richer conservative Karens and Kens seem popular I guess with endless stupid people to hang out with, while us poor, more leftist people have been left more isolated. It has not escaped my notice, that the be positive crowd is still telling people to make lemonade out of absurdity, be productive, great things are coming as the bottom falls out. I have felt very alone in this. Some people mean well, but I have had the kind of life where I am a realist, I do not see things getting better, I see utter collapse coming.
Here we were given absurd commercials of all the happy peasants working out in their large homes or well appointed apartments and told us crap like "Happy to Be Together". Everyone in these rarified worlds had good computers to go on Zoom on, exercise programs, plenty of food and paid bills. Here they managed to make what would have been unacceptable acceptable. Turn the country into a petri dish and put everyone into their own little box. What a boon for utter control and shutting down of any political action, changes to society or even local support for change?
Being Lied To------
I don't buy Trump's "WHOOPS MY BAD" when it comes to Covid. Some may call me a conspiracy theorist for this one, I don't care, but former presidents have put a stop to former pandemics, Trump's dismantling of pandemic councils, silencing of scientists and more has had a willful purpose behind it. Paying back Russian Oligarchs and Putin by destroying America? Wanting to help the religious fools who helped him rise to power by putting in a theocracy via crisis? Who knows. Trump is an idiot but all his actions add up to being a traitor.
Putting a Stop to Feminism----
The kids are home and schools probably will be shut down again. Women will have to be at home. Homeschooling has now been made mainstreamed via necessity. Guess where this could go over the long haul.
Destruction of Small Business.------
Whose going to want to go out when doing so can get one sick? Its giving greater profit to megacorporations. They want a kleptocracy. I am someone who never used Amazon but very rarely but with this was forced to. Finding things in normal stores had already gotten harder and harder. Think about it this way as all the small businesses are destroyed and collapse, and I do not think most of the jobs are coming back, who gets the future business? The corporate chains, Amazon, etc. There's profit here too to be have. Say goodbye to the last vestiges of the middle class with small business shut down. There will be the uber rich and the very poor.
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2020.08.17 17:07 READMYSHIT The Creep Dive Episode Guide

Date Title Cassie Sophie Jen Sidebars and guest stars Creep of the Week
1 12/12/2018 Canoe Believe It?? Alan Rickman never read Harry Potter John Darwin faked his own death in a canoeing accident Seamus on ket with Mary McAleese (Twitter thread)
2 12/12/2018 GP-OH My God who is SHE Samantha Azzopardi pays a visit to Ireland. One of many as she scammed her way around the world An outtake from This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor. Woman eats placenta (or blood clots)
3 12/12/2018 A Tale Too Tragic Tania Head, woman who claimed to be a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11 The Juggalos (Insane Clown Posse) Christians in disguise Reddit Guy meets the Devil. Black Mercedes Cassie reveals she used to be Born Again Christian. Jen's personal Angel, Happy Acres
4 11/01/2019 The American Dream or The American Peen What Ever Happened To: Lorena and John Wayne Bobbit. (Wife cuts off husband's dick after he raped her) Swiss cheese Pervert. Man would like a cheesey wank
5 11/01/2019 11 Lies and Counting Warrior Eli. Epic catfish story of a supermom who turned out to be teenager, Emily Dear Sinead O'Connor and Prince had a pillow fight. Prince takes it too far Jen first reveals she was a catfish/troll
6 11/01/2019 A 17 Year Old Mystery Solved by Sleuths Mystery of Lyle Stevik's suicide solved by DNA Doe Testing Ray's Death Documentary (admission of murder). Lady of the Dunes
7 25/01/2019 A Story Blown Wildy Out of Proportion Jimi Heselden segways into the afterlife. Rebba Burger maimed and killed from a whipped cream thing Lambo. Weird radio book review, hosted by Gay Byrne in which Gery Ryan allegedly kills a lamb A man fashions a flying saucer with helium balloons and sends his son flying off for attention
8 01/02/2019 An Unholy Hypocrite, The Dungarvan Angel of Death Travis the Troubled Teen David Matheson, former gay conversion therapist, comes out as gay Fr Michael Kennedy fakes an AIDS epidemic in Waterford. Gets the attention of Princess Diana Travis, the chimp and Creep Dive mascot (a classic!)
9 09/02/2019 The Greatest Writer that Never Was James Frey, A Million Little Pieces (fake memoir) Story of JT LeRoy (racoon penis) Dan Mallory (fake memoir)
10 15/02/2019 The Randy Mr. Hands How Joe Manuella Found Love, Robert De Niro impersonator Mr. Hands! Guy gets killed from bottoming a horse Ellen Coyne and Cassie become friends via Twitter
11 22/02/2019 The Curious Case of Crack Addict Jimmy(part 1) The Girl Who Predicted Her Own Death Tickling endurance competitions funded my some omnipotent millionaire (who obviously has a fetish)
12 22/02/2019 The Curious Case of Crack Addict Jimmy (part 2) That time the Washington Post had a Pulitzer briefly. Janet Cooke and the 8 year old heroin addict
13 01/03/2019 The Fine Line Between Exoneration and Execution The story of Cameron Todd Willingham (a innocent man sentenced to death) Pissing and menstrating in the Stuart era (not Victorian, Jen)
14 08/03/2019 The MSN Murder Mystery Momo: Online Suicide Game MSN Murder. Girl kill herself after online bullying, turns out to be a neighbourhood mom Elizabeth and Theranos
15 15/03/2019 Who Let the Cat Out The Noid, the Domino's mascot that led to a murder Mary Bale: Cat in the Wheelie Bin Topsy the Elephant: Tesla vs Edison
16 22/03/2019 Oyster Man, A Salacious Sausage Fest and A Con Confidence (Creep Live #1) Nicholas Barclay AKA Frédéric Bourdin (missing child imposter) Armin Meiwes, German cannibal Oyster Man (Dublin creep!)
17 01/04/2019 A Haunted Hormonal Teen, A Slender Bender, A Mother Love to Death (Creep Live #2) Dee Dee Blanchard murder by her daughter, seemingly incapacitated, Gypsy Rose. Enfield Haunting, poltergeist in a North London council house Slenderman possee
18 05/04/2019 Who is Timmothy Pitzen?? Disappearance and reappearance (???) of Timmoth Pitzen Christine Chubbuck, suicide on live TV Ford has a horn for Edison
19 12/04/2019 The Beautiful Lie Florida Man, pancake guy Belle Gibson, noted scammer Coco the Gorilla: artist, photographer and communicator
20 21/04/2019 There's a Catfish in the Water Lincoln Lewis catfish, Lydia Abdelmalek The most awkward book club of all time Girl with no vainga gets impreganted from a knife
21 27/04/2019 A Sasquatch, A Tinder Date With a Cannibal and The Life and Ruin of Anna Nicole Smith The Anna Nicole Smith Story Sasquatch Origin Story
22 04/05/2019 Friends From The College Cult Larry Ray: Creepy Dad Cult Whatever Happened to Baby Tyler?
23 11/05/2019 A Love As Deep As The Sea, A Shared Twinsanity and Better The Catfish You Know? Sabina & Ursula: Murderous Swedish Twins Suicide of Megan Meier Some people really love dolphins
24 18/05/2019 The Cat’s Out of The Bag for The Internet’s Maddest Man A Catfish Love Triangle (that ends in murder) The Luka Magnotta Story Jeremy Kyle
25 27/05/2019 The Secret Russian ‘Super Army’ and A Fertility Doctor Who Took Things Into His Own Hands Dr. Cline, fertility doctor who takes matters into his own hands Russian science experiment to create super humans (humanzee) Belle Gibson update (ep. 19)
26 01/06/2019 Larry and The Lawnchair of Dreams The eponymous Larry, an instant classic creep (that is not creepy at all) Moby
27 07/06/2019 The World’s Worst Baby Snatcher and The Ill-Prepared Cannibal Another Catfish Love Triangle and Baby Heist Isa Sagawa: A Cannibal in Paris
28 15/06/2019 Why You Should Never Let Granny Do The Ouija Board Story of Anna Delvy, epic swindler Ouija Board Murder Whale dick tentacle and the guy who honours a dead murderer (Twitter Thread)
29 21/06/2019 A Dead Man, A Cipher, a Mystery Somerton Man: Mystery Australian Man and an Undeciphered Code Ariel Castro kidnappings Delivery Man Haunts Cabin Groom kids on brides dress
30 28/06/2019 It’s Never Plain Sailing The Disappearance of Brian Swanson (into another dimension?) #blueball A shark buffet Juliane Koepcke, the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her stranded in the Amazon Rainforest Boris Johnson
31 07/07/2019 The Lost Family, The Last Eunuch and the Lust for the High Life Tromp Family Road Trip. Australian family collectively lose their mind A Philanthropic Couple with a Secret in the Attic Sun Yaoting; the last Eunuch of China.
32 11/07/2019 A Trio of Clones, Coercion and Courtship A shitty first-date The McDonald's-Nude Heist The phenomenon of a group of self cloning crayfish
33 19/07/2019 Brain-Eating Zombies, The Boy Who Tried to Blow Up Bjork and a Beary Bad Idea Story of Björk's would-be assassin Timothy Treadwell: Bear Enthusiast Furries and Brain eating zombie fungus Grunting man in a gimp suit
34 27/07/2019 A Priceless Love Affair and Something of a Pickle Debbie Montgomery Johnson get defrauded millions in an online dating scam Peeing and pooping in space. Creepy nudes escalates quick (to murder)
35 04/08/2019 Jen’s Solo Ghost Story the tale of Dear David, a creepy child ghost who has been haunting the hallways of illustrator Adam Ellis Horse Girl
36 11/08/2019 When a Dream Life Turns Into a Weird and Creepy Nightmare Dream House goes sour with letters from an ominous writer called, The Watcher Mystery Stripper Jen has the inside scoop on Area 51 Scout's arrival! Woof Canadian Serial Killers
37 18/08/2019 The Hero Who Didn't Know His Name and a Real Life Dr. WHO?? Story of Jean-Claude Romand: Murderer and Imposter Creep Dine With Me: Megan and Hazel. The story of Steven Stayner
38 01/09/2019 Don't Bookmark Your Murder Tips and a Real Life Mission Impossible How to not get away with murder (Daniel Brophy) Personal creep with creepy neighbour and a never ending gift exchange A missionary who get murdered by the Sentinelese
39 09/09/2019 A Twist in The Tale, The Devil Down Under and A Wild Slide A Catfish With a Happy Ending Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk Deal the Devil Downunder,Story of Michael Atkins and Matthew Leveson
40 13/09/2019 Move Over Travis, There’s a Bad Badger in Town and The Sad Tale of The Sorry Cannibals Caroline Calloway content! Alive: The reluctant cannibals The antics of Stoffel the honey badger
41 20/09/2019 British Fairies, Irish Con Artists and Asian Angels Cassie's Personal Creep and Misadventure in Berlin (featuring Moe) An Irish Kidnapping The Cottingley Fairy Hoax
42 28/09/2019 When a loving Christian family inadvertently adopt a 22 year old sociopath with violent tendencies The tale of Natalia Grace, a Ukrainian Orphan with dwarfism #childdeception Helen Bailey: Author who penned her own death Jacob Barnett, Child Prodigy
43 06/10/2019 The Girl...Who Laughed...As A Man Got Sewn Into The Body of a Horse Story of Nathan Carman and a Sunken Boat A Runaway Bride Countess Elizabeth Báthory, World worst female serial killer? Carl Beach, Richard Madely
44 15/10/2019 What Happens When You Exorcise a Mild Mannered Michael? (Creep Live #3) Ireland's Own Bermuda Triangle An exorcism gone wrong Goose on the Loose! A goose named Andy
45 21/10/2019 A Guest Ghost Story and The Haunted Spots of Dublin Dutch Family in a Basement (and assorted ghost stories) Creep Dine With Me: Fainche. A Dublin 8 Haunting
46 26/10/2019 The Tragedy of the Triplets A tragic tale of triplets and a social experiment Haunted Nazi Dummy
47 31/10/2019 A Catfish Convict, Dawn of The Ed and a Goat Gets Giddy for Piss - It’s our Halloween Spooktacular! Rape Ads, Fake Sonograms, and a Catfisher’s Web of Lies Ed Gein, his mother and the inspiration for Psycho A goat with a penchant for piss (human piss)
48 12/11/2019 An Amuse Bouche of Creep Catch Ups AND The Human Baby Zoo Update on Belle Gibson (ep. 19) Canadian Quintuplets (Human Baby Zoo) Update on Ukrainian Orphan (ep. 42) T.I. (obsessed with daughter's hymen)
49 17/11/2019 The Greatest No-Show-Man and the Mighty Meaty Murderer Threatin, metal band on world tour (with no audience but great hair) Joe Metheny: a mighty meaty murder #serialkiller Donegal Creeps caught climbing a hospital to ouija
50 25/11/2019 Oh No! Where Did Moe Go? Moe Davis: Another chimp fiasco. Travis 2.0 (ep. 8)
51 03/12/2019 A Haunted Galway Baby, a Mystery Man in Sligo and The Spine Tingling Story of the Sleepless Russians (Creep Live #4) Peter Bergmann, a mystery man in Sligo reminiscent of Somerton Man (ep. 29) #blueball Haunted Galway baby #haunted Russian sleep deprivation experiment (this is pretty harrowing) Harry meets the Creeps for the first time Dick Dicker: Unabomber meets Mr. Hands
52 06/12/2019 A Life Heavy on Lies, Light on Lols Jennifer Pan, a Vietnamese-Canadian teen kills her parents (well one of them) Dave, the randy duck
53 17/12/2019 The Woman Who Accidentally Solved Her Own Mystery Disappearance Netty Nance accidently solves her own kidnapping (spoiler: it was her own "mother") Carlos Mariotti and a novel idea to save his mangled hand (spoiler: it doesn't work) Public Universal Friend. First recorded case of non-binary person? Mommy blogger swindles Shauna Sex Síopa!
54 05/01/2020 The Cannibal Cop and A January Assortment of Creeps Cassie tricks a girl into think she's going to Disney Gilberto Valle, the cannibal cop, caught via chat room #cannibal People used to post their kids around! Jeffrey Epstein. German ladies who set a zoo ablaze and killed 20 primates
55 10/01/2020 Too Many Mothers, Too Much Motherly Love and A Small Town Scandal with Massive Consequences Creep Live #5) Bobby Dunbar went missing but when he reappeared to mothers came forward to claim Barbara Daly Baekeland gets murdered (and fucked?) by her son #murder #incest The mysterious Circleville letters #murder #blueball Jen gets send a video of a man fucking a chicken Tiny Indonesian man convicted of the most amount if rapes
56 17/01/2020 Three Cheers for Murder Dying killing to be popular. Cheer leader murder! Karla Homolka, Canada's only female serial killer (this was just an off the cuff creep) One of our very own creepettes has their dog fucked by some local scoundrel :( Cork Christmas Party Shenanigans!
57 25/01/2020 Your Mother Sucks Creep In Hell True Stories behind the production of The Exorcist Jen creeps her own parasite which she definitely didn't get in Centra Parcs Terry McMahon goes on a tirade by his feminist daughter
58 31/01/2020 You Can't Make A Dick Out Of The American Penal System Steven Jay Russell, amazing story of the man who escaped from prison multiple times Andrea Mara; the man who faked his MIL out the car window, armchair sleuths and just how dire your Google search history gets when you kill fictional people for a living Belle Gibson update! She's Muslim now (ep. 19)
31/01/2020 The Creep Hive #1 Jen helps her housemate pee in New Zealand Tampon Girl!!
59 07/02/2020 Who’s side are you on? Story of Ursula Hermann: the German equivalent of Madeleine McCann. Epic creep Sophie admits she ate a raw rasher thinking it was parma ham Some people have non-verbal thought (mini Twitter thread) Graham Linehan (Glinner)
07/02/2020 The Creep Hive #2: The Casualties of The Swan The Sur-jury, The Swan and other horrific reality shows
60 14/02/2020 A Prince and a Perfect Murder Chris Benoit Canadian wrestler. Double murder suicide Shawna from Sex Siopa to share a big juicy salacious royal affair. A lot of creeps reported their mothers fed them raw sausages
15/02/2020 The Creep Hive #3: Schofe's done a runner Cassie discusses her sexuality and everyone cries "Showgirls came out at a very key point in my life" Phillip Schofield literally does a runner
61 21/02/2020 The world’s most badass backpacker, Ireland’s biggest ever manhunt and hotdog handjobs (Creep Live #6) Brendan O'Donnell: Ireland's Biggest Manhunt #serialkiller Kari Ferrell: Hipster Grifter. Gets employed by Vice and exposed Salt Creek Kidnapping. Backpackers take revenge #violence All dogs and the Dublin guy faked an abduction of an elderly person
22/02/2020 The Creep Hive #4: Never trust a Murphy Bed Dead tired, people who've died in Murphy beds!
62 28/02/2020 And it was all cum and paper mâché (Creep Live #7) Gerard John: some local prisoners pose as a young woman and blackmail and fragile young man. Alex Malarkey goes into a coma after a car accident. When he wakes he claims to have met Jesus in Heaven... Man struggles to keeping his wife suitably embalmed Jen discusses laying eggs Katie Hopkins getting the CUNT award
01/03/2020 The Creep Hive #5: Hope Springs Terminal Duffy was kidnapped :( Psychologist hides camera on women with Munchausen Jen says I brought poppers to a live show but it was Cool Swan. Twitter thread about guys pissing in their mouths Sarah, the creep transition year student tells us about Hope Ybarra, Munchausen mom Carlow Judicial System. 73 year old mad jailed for ramming car parked on path
63 07/03/2020 Hike Life Nightmare and The OG Love is Blind Sun Myung Moon and the Church of Unification. It's the Moonies! A Russian Misadventure. 9 hikers die mysteriously in the northern Ural mountains Youtuber faked his girlfriend's death. 21 year old Stephanie impersonates her granny (after she's murdered)
07/03/2020 The Creep Hive #6: Joint custody Cassie meets LeBron James Joint Custody. John Wood mummifies his own leg. The ultimate creep craft.
64 13/03/2020 The OG Disease Spreader: It's Typhoid Mary Sherry Pie turns out to be a super creep (in a really bad way) and has now caused an editing nightmare for producers. Typhoid Mary, famed asymptomatic carrier Putin brings in a new law so he can rule for forever.
13/03/2020 The Creep Hive #7: CAVERN OF PUSS Cassie worked in a residential care home. Patient double dosed a suppository which "activated" as Cassie helped her into a wheel chair. PERI-RECTAL ABSCESS. Arguably one of the most disgusting creeps of all time
65 20/03/2020 A mad story about a mad (cow) disease, a smooth criminal and an underground mission with hilarious consequences Dan Cooper Hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the northwest of the US; jumps out with thousands of dollars and is never seen again Mad Cow Disease and Doctor Daniel Carleton Gajdusek who goes to "help" Papua New Guinea and turns out ot be a paedophile School boys finds a secret warren under their school... A misadventure ensues
20/03/2020 Creep Live Online #1: A Town of Ticking Teenagers, Serial Turder and Mayhem at The Spa Mystery illness takes over town in North New York Sophie's top 3 getting stuck in toilet stories Woman gets naked and lost in spa
27/03/2020 Creep Live Online #2: The most haunted creep of the year
66 29/03/2020 Crafting conspiracies, cult clans and the game show killer Big Crafting is actually a Russian Propaganda Machine Rodney Alcala serial rapist, killer and gameshow contestant Taina Licciardo-Toivola: Annoying Aryian Cult family on YouTube
67 07/04/2020 The long (penis) and short (life) of your favourite covid meme and the mighty Michael that would not die Michael Malloy, the sturdy Irish fella in New York who proved to be un-murderable (well, almost Wardy Joubert, everyones favourite (well-endowed) naked covid meme (who's dead) Harry offically appointed alpha creep!
68 12/04/2020 More Tiger King, a YouTube Doll Debacle and Did Sophie Find D.B. Cooper? Inspired by recent haunted dolls on the hive, Cassie dives into internet sensation, Venus Angelic The Stars of Tiger King: An Epilogue
69 19/04/2020 Snitches get stitches and when internet comments destroy lives Would you provide an alibi for a loved one? Trevor Hardy - The Beast of Manchester (and his brother) The Inception of FaceBook Commentary: tangled history of internet smear campaign Kelsey Grammar maybe into pegging "It's very unfortunate for the mens. Their G-spot is up their ass hole and they're just going to have to get over it." -Cassie Delaney Eamon Holmes (5G) and the gardaí (posting photos of sun bathers)
70 26/04/2020 In The Shadow of the Truth Lies the Statue of Liberty Bling Water! Your water is dead, you fools Lisa helps Sophie with a follow up to Molly from Sophie's previous creep The Mandela Effect. Are we all in hell/purgatory/multiple dimensions/simulated world This episode has more filler than actual creeps but was no less enjoyable. Sophie, my handle is @Harry_birdboy. Cassie, I'll hug you! Gemma O'Doherty
71 06/05/2020 Shipman the shit man Crimes that happen in the virtual world that cross over into reality and suicide pact community killer Harold Shipman, world's most prolific (and boring) serial killer Gemma O'Doherty again (but she gets owned by Dublin airport on Twitter)
72 12/05/2020 Beta Theta Pi? More like Beta Theta Die and the Glow Up with Deadly Consequences Beta Theta Pi, Penn State University. Hazing ends in death :( Sophie loves horror. Tells the real life story behind Scream. (Impromtu creep!) Radium Girls!
73 19/05/2020 Walk like a reincarnated Egyptian also that time a squirrel ate some guys nuts Dorothy Eady, the reincarnation of an Egyptian priestess.Cassie is mean to her mother Creep Confectionary is now a thing. Sophie seeds the idea for a Toast Podcast. Sophie presents a gaggle of gals cat-fishing some terrorists Man gets balls eaten by squirrels Jen and Sophie want to host their own Most Haunted. Cassie protests, as usual Camilla and Prince Charles talk dirty
74 26/05/2020 Don't anger a Karen, canal creeps and the parents who put the kid in kidnapping Shannon Matthews, Karen Matthews has her own daughter kidnappped while she plays Xbox Belle Gibson update! She is now Oromo (an Ethiopian ethnic minority). Katherine Knight and her human pelt Riding in a tent on the canal
75 02/06/2020 Freezin’ people ain’t easy, the genuinely geriatric mother and the biggest creeps of the week ever The YouTubers that rehomed their son The oldest woman in the world to give birth (oyster woman). 40 year old stone foetus! Jen finally gets to tell her cryogenics story. Multple strands See Cassie
76 09/06/2020 No name, No luggage, No labels, No answers 1.) In a room at the Oslo Plaza Hotel, a young, elegant woman is found dead, with a gun shot wound to the head. Why did she check in under a false name? Why are the labels removed from her clothes? 2) Death in Ice Valley The gals are reunited!
77 16/06/2020 Guilt or grief? The dark story of Casey Anthony Via Reddit/Sarah. Creepy MSN guy and possibly related swindler Casey
78 23/06/2020 Slumber Murders and The OG Moby Dick Sleep killers The OG Moby Dick
25/06/2020 Creep Hive Sophie's Cock Along! Denis Nilsen:ScottishSerial Killer (and middle child)
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2020.08.17 06:10 tsabo63 To friends and family who support Trump...

To my friends and family who support Trump.
A friend (who happens to be a staunch Trump supporter) asked me ‘why I want Joe Biden as my president?’
"It was actually a good, reasonable question…one that deserved a reasonable, and honest answer.
Admittedly, a Republican until nearly 40, and now Independent leaning Democrat, my support for Joe Biden has more to do with my severe disdain for Trump, than it does with overwhelming affection for Joe Biden.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe Biden is a good, decent and honorable man…his politics and ideology are moderate, which I like...and, I believe he will work to unite us, rather than divide us. I believe he will restore a level of dignity and rational behavior to the office of the president.
But Joe Biden and I are not ‘perfectly aligned’ ideologically…no, this is not about ideology, or partisanship, or even specific emotionally charged issues, such as 'pro-life vs. pro-choice'.
No, this election is about the very character and soul of our nation…it is about placing ‘love of country’ above ideology.
I believe Joe Biden is basically honest, and will not insult us with a never-ending barrage of easily disproved lies…
Joe Biden will not tell us the 'free press' is the ‘enemy of the people’…
Joe Biden will not tell us we should trust Vladimir Putin more than we trust our own CIA, FBI, NSA or DOJ…
Joe Biden will not advocate separating families and caging children…nor will he demonize immigrants with lies and hate-filled rhetoric…
Joe Biden will not tell us that NATO, which has successfully maintained peace in Europe for the past 75 years, is obsolete…nor would he abandon our long-held allies in Syria, an act that Lindsey Graham called a ‘stain on the character of our great nation’.
Joe Biden will not insult our closest allies (Angela Merkel, Emanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau) while flattering and fawning over Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.
Joe Biden will not pick unnecessary trade wars with our closest trading partners
Joe Biden will not deploy federal troops against our own citizens, against the expressed wishes of the duly elected governors and mayors…
Joe Biden will not 'tear gas' protesters to clear a path for a blasphemous photo op holding a Bible upside down against the backdrop of the actual bishop of the church who expressed outrage at the actions of the president
No, Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, won’t ever use Christianity as a blasphemous prop under any circumstance…
And, this is important...even respected (former) republican leaders, some that even I respect, such as Gen John Kelly, Gen Colin Powell, Gen James Mattis, Adm William McRaven, Adm Michael Mullin and Rex Tillerson will never feel compelled to warn me that Joe Biden is a threat to my nation, my constitution and our democracy.
And finally, white supremacists, such as David Duke, will never endorse Joe Biden and tell us that voting against Joe Biden is betraying our white heritage…and if any of these White Supremacists did endorse him, Joe Biden would quickly denounce their endorsement, and their racist beliefs…
Joe Biden will never say, 'I take no responsibility at all'...that is simply not in his nature...
I could go on, but I think you get the point…I want Joe Biden as my president because he is ‘not Donald Trump’. I want Joe Biden because in many ways he is the antithesis of Donald Trump.
I want Joe Biden for my president because I truly do love this country, and I truly do believe America, all its citizens and the entire world deserves better than what we have gotten for the past 3 ½ years…
I could talk about the Covid response as well, but you already know what I would say about that…
I hope this clears up my reasons…and I sincerely hope everyone will take the time to consider what is the character that we want for America…what does it really mean to ‘make America great’…"
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2020.08.14 19:26 removalbot 08-14 17:26 - '**President Trump's words & actions over the last few weeks have been horrifying. He has incited and supported violence several times.** / 1. He shared a video that said *"the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."*^[[...' by /u/PoppinKREAM removed from /r/politics within 1-11min

President Trump's words & actions over the last few weeks have been horrifying. He has incited and supported violence several times.
  1. He shared a video that said "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat."[[1]]([link]14 )
  2. He tweeted a video of a Trump supporter yelling "White power."[[2]]([link]15 )
  3. He tweeted that "when the looting starts the shooting starts."[[3]]([link]16 ) A saying that is historically tied to a racist Miami police chief from the 60's.[[4]]([link]17 )
  4. Police in Washington, D.C. brutally dispersed an entirely peaceful crowd exercising their first amendment.[[5]]([link]18 ) The police attacked Australian journalists causing the Australian government to call for an investigation.[[6]]([link]19 ) Violence erupted so that the President could hold a photo op in which he subsequently held a bible upside down. The former minister of the church went on CNN and stated that Trump's actions were sacrilege.[[7]]([link]20 )
President Trump's praise for authoritarians;
President Trump has joked about wanting to consolidate his power like his dictator colleague in China, President Xi.[[8]]([link]21 ) President Trump has repeatedly joked about serving for more than the legal limit of 2 terms as president.[[9]]([link]22 ) President Trump has repeatedly praised dictators including Putin, Duterte, Erdogan, and el-Sisi.[[10]]([link]23 ) In 2018 President Trump praised brutal dictator[[11]]([link]24 ) Kim Jong Un calling him "strong, funny, and smart."[[12]]([link]25 ) At last years G7 summit President Trump loudly asked "where's my favourite dictator?" as he awaited for the Egyptian dictator.[[13]]([link]26 )
1) [The Hill - Trump shares video of supporter saying that politically 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat']1
2) [NPR - Trump Retweets Video Of Apparent Supporter Saying 'White Power']2
3) [BBC - Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence']3
4) [NPR - The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts']4
5) [NPR - Peaceful Protesters Tear-Gassed To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op]5
6) [Washington Examiner - Australia seeks investigation after news crew attacked by police while covering protest near White House]6
7) [CNN - Former minister at church used for Trump's photo-op: 'It was a sacrilege for all people of all faiths']7
8) [Deutsche Welle - US President Donald Trump praises China's Xi Jinping for consolidating grip on power]8
9) [CNN - Donald Trump just keeps 'joking' about serving more than 2 terms as president]9
10) [The Atlantic - Nine Notorious Dictators, Nine Shout-Outs From Donald Trump]10
11) [New York Times - Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions]11
12) [Fox News - Trump praises Kim Jong Un as 'strong,' 'funny,' 'smart' and a 'great negotiator' in Hannity interview]12
13) [Wall Street Journal - Trump, Awaiting Egyptian Counterpart at Summit, Called Out for ‘My Favorite Dictator’]13
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2020.08.13 20:52 ar_david_hh Aug/13/2020 news: / Two more COVID aid packages / Polls! / Illegal Sevan buildings / Mafia gang arrested / Anti-corruption / Army death transparency / Foreign Affairs: food boycott & cancellations in LA, arrests in AZ, Russian weapons / Lebanon & Gaza / Fireworks ban / Recycling & trash factories

Demolishing illegal buildings near Lake Sevan

Last year the government examined Lake Sevan shores and created a database of all buildings that need to be removed before the lake's levels can rise.
Some mansions and businesses are too close to the lake because the former regimes allowed their oligarchs and others to get "sweet spots" illegally.
Nature Ministry began the removal process today. The first one is a metal structure installed last month on the peninsula.
Sevan water levels are currently at the same mark as last year.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024858.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024872.html

Nature protection inspection results for July 20-24

26 violations were recorded, mostly about damaging vegetation and air, with $10.7k in monetary damages.

Army death report transparency

There are NGOs tasked with making sure the information about combat and non-combat deaths in the military are not kept secret.
The NGO concluded that in 1H20, the 17 deaths about soldiers were published by the army's own information center, while info about 14 other deaths was published by prosecutors.
Deaths related to army service is usually published by the army, while deaths from non-service causes (health issues, etc.) are published by prosecutors.
7 of the non-combat deaths were first reported by a third party and confirmed by prosecutors.

Ex-director of agricultural water union is busted / $1.3m stolen

Investigators say: Between 2003-2011, the director of Masis water union stole $1.3m worth property and forged documents. It's about water pumps, pipes, etc. He's charged with 4 felony counts.

Criminal subculture "thieve-in-law" arrested / Ring busted

Recently the Parliament passed a bill to criminalize the Soviet-inherited "vor v zakone" (thieve-in-law) criminal subculture, and participation in such mafia gangs. Thieve-in-law is the highest rank in the mafia.
The authorities have arrested one such thieve-in-law, another "zone nayogh" (a person who oversees prison activities), and one "criminal authority" (person who usually settles street disputes).
The report says: a citizen asked a thieve-in-law to help recover his money from someone who is currently in prison. The thieve-in-law instructed his "criminal authority" to handle it, so the latter asked the "zone nayogh", who is in prison, to extort the funds from the fellow inmate.
Tags: #ThieveInLaw #VorVzakone

Inmates are learning to cook

The Justice Ministry worked with NGOs to launch a new project to teach Nubarashen and Armavir inmates to cook. 25 have enrolled. After an evaluation process, they'll find a job during and after their sentence.

Relocated residents want a "fair" compensation

Context: There is a law that allows the govt to declare certain lands as of "significant public importance" and require its residents to leave. Residents must be given a fair compensation.
That is how Kocharyan built the Northern Avenue pedestrian boulevard. Its relocated residents complained about not receiving fair compensation. ECHR ruled in their favor.
Pashinyan administration invited these ex-residents to express their complaints about Kocharyan and Serj administrations' decisions.
Today the residents of another building held a protest in front of govt building. They were relocated 16 years ago, "without being fairly compensated".
They complain about their case being delayed too long by the municipality now. "There is a construction company willing to build a high-rise but the city only allows a 5-story complex. As a result, we're still homeless. They give us a runaround."
https://factor.am/276155.html , https://www.reddit.com/armenia/comments/denngm/anticorruption_news_summary_oct72019_parliament/

COVID stats / Fewer safety violations

+1,465 tested (180,497). +229 infected. +405 healed. +3 deaths. 6,079 active.
Emergency coordinator Avinyan: inspectors used to find safety violations in 20% of businesses in June. Today it's 4%.
Artsakh has removed the ban on foreign travelers but continues to require a negative COVID test before entry. The test must be done no earlier than 3 days before the visit.
Healthcare Ministry has no plans to purchase the Russian vaccines, yet. They're gathering more info.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024855.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024882.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024885.html , http://www.panarmenian.net/arm/news/284016/

COVID aid packages... how much?

So far the govt has passed 22 aid packages worth $301m for people and businesses.

23th COVID aid package / Tourism

What: Today the govt authorized the 23rd package. This one will help the tourism industry which sustained a 70% reduction in turnover.
How much: The govt will pay the salary of every 3rd or 4th employee.
Qualifies: companies with >3 employees created before March 31st.
Disqualifies: if the company was caught evading taxes by not printing sales receipts (severe instances), or the company laid off 50% of employees in 2019 despite receiving >50mln in tax refunds.
Taxpayer cost: 3.3b ($6.9m) this year, and $5.6m next year.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024861.html , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024864.html

Why no aid for businesses that evaded sales taxes?

Context for new readers: Tax evasion by the sales industry has been Pashinyan's pet peeve. After 2018, his administration began enforcing taxation strictly. Sales receipts grew double-digits and billions poured into the budget.
Pashinyan: not printing a sales receipt is the same as stealing bread from a soldier. Don't hold a grudge on us when we enforce it.

24th COVID aid package / Wine industry

What: wine and cognac demand fell by 30% due to export and internal consumption decline.
How much: fully subsidized loans <$6.2m. Two years to payback. No payment necessary for the first 3-6 months. The businesses' older loan deadlines will be extended.

LA Armenians cancel an Azeri conference

Los Angeles top-cop Alex Villanueva authorized an Azeri conference about "discussing Azeri community concerns". The local Armenians put pressure to cancel this "anti-Armenian initiative".
Ex-mayor and current city councilman of Montebello Jack Hajinyan complained about top-cop Villanueva allowing Azeri protesters to attack Armenians a few weeks ago, and quit his position at a police-led youth initiative as a sign of protest.

Armenia cemetery vandalized in Turkey

The Armenian cemetery owned by Holy Savior church in Ankara was vandalized. The bones were removed and scattered around.
DEVA party leadership asked the mayor to investigate the "shameful" incident. The mayor said they're working on it.

Azeri authorities lure and arrest their ambassador to Serbia

Azeri ambassador to Serbia has been arrested. Two things are happening in neighboring Azerbaijan:
One, Aliyev has been cleaning up the Foreign Ministry. He arrested several officials and fired the MFA because they are Old Guard loyalists. Serbian ambassador Eldar Hasanov is also a Foreign Ministry official.
Two, Aliyev invited Serbian diplomats to complain about their weapon sales to Armenia. Eldar Hasanov visited Azerbaijan along with Serbian envoy, and was quickly detained on "corruption charges".
https://www.turan.az/ext/news/2020/8/free/politics%20news/en/126638.htm , https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024915.html

400 tons of weapons

Aliyev spoke with Putin, during which they discussed the Tavush Battles. He complained that Russia delivered 400 tons of weapons to Armenia after the battles, through the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran corridor.

Food boycott reaches Los Angeles

Weeks after Azeri-owned food markets removed Armenian products from store shelves in Moscow, and the Turkish govt's support for Aliyev's aggression in Tavush, Armenians in Los Angeles launched a similar initiative to boycott Turkish products.
"Make Burbank a Turkish Product Free Zone" movement has convinced two markets to join the boycott, citing "Turkey's terrible human rights record".

Polish article and video about Artsakh

Witold Repetowicz: "Górski Karabach: zbliżenie Rosji i Turcji nas niepokoi!"

Beirut explosion

Lebanese prosecutors will interrogate several Ministers (Justice, Finances, Labor, etc.) from old and new governments.
171 died and 6,000 were injured from the August 4th blast, which also caused $15b in damages. Around one-tenth of deaths are Armenians because the port was located near the Armenian district.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1024847.html , http://www.panarmenian.net/arm/news/283984/

Kegham Jeghalyan... The Gaza photographer

German Deutsche Welle outlet has a documentary: Kegham was one of Gaza's first and most famous photographers. His archive is from 1945-1970.
Some of his photos include Che Guevara's 1959 visit to Gaza, the now-dismantled station connecting Egypt to Gaza, etc.
Marwan Tarazi was able to save the archive. "It wasn't easy to save them. This is our heritage. That's why it's so important for us."
Full 42-minute documentary by DW: https://youtu.be/wlqckvL8MSA

Poll: Revolution outcome, free healthcare, education

Did the outcome of the revolution meet your expectations?
14% fully yes, 59% partially yes, 20% slightly yes
Make Armenian language/history optional in universities?
2/3rd said partially or fully no.
Pay 6% higher taxes to get a free Universal Healthcare?
50% yes

Techie receives a medal for busting trafficking

Ոմն N. Harutyunyan, an employee of UCOM ISP, received a medal from investigators. It's the first time an ISP employee is being awarded this.
He helped to bust high-profile human trafficking, child exploitation, and narco-traffic cases.

THIS is why we can't have nice things

The govt is drafting a bill to severely limit the import and sales of fireworks. Lately, some gyamshs have been blowing up the skies and causing fires at night. The holidays will be exceptions.

This is why we CAN have nice things

Beeline ISP brings 100Mb/s internet to Davtashen Shengavit and Norq-Marash districts of Yerevan. It's 20x faster than before and allows digital TV.

One small step for man, one giant leap for disabled children

Vardenis city's Hambardzumyan Park will have a playground designed to accommodate kids with various disabilities. The construction has begun. It's co-subsidized by the govt, UN, Armenia Fund, and AKBA Bank.
This is Armenia's second such playground designed for kids with needs. Its construction is the continuation of the park's renovation that began last year.

Recycling and trash in Armenia / New factory

Armenia signed a deal with the European bank to build a new recycling plant and an eco-friendly trash facility.
The auction has been delayed due to COVID. The construction will begin in 2021, and by 2026, Armenia will have a new recycling center and a dumping site with European standards.
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