A sweet little Russian cartoon (it has minimal dialogue, so, don’t worry), with the title One, Two, Three… Up with the Tree! It also has a sweet way of delivering its moral… one shouldn’t be selfish.
Goofy Russian coppers letting off steam at the station house. Oh… I forgot… I’m supposed to excoriate them for their supposed “excesses”. Trust me, most Russian cops are like their Western analogues; they go out, they do their jobs, they face a lot of danger, and they do it for peanuts. Before you attack these guys, let’s clean up our own house first… we could start with the Southern sheriffs who like roughing up union organisers and ordinary folks… that is, we’ve got dirt on our shields, too.
Live and laugh… that’s human…
St Petersburg, as seen from a rooftop vantage-point. There are nutters who’re dangerous, there are nutters who’re harmless, there are nutters who’re humorous, and there are nutters who’re kinda fun. These “roofies” appear to be of the last sort. It’s kinda nuts to go crawling over roofs, but you’ve gotta admit, they take arse-kicking photos… these snaps are by daredevil photographer Sergei Degtyaryov.
Give ‘em a tip of the jug…
The latest on the Eastern PA deal is that Bishop Mel is locum tenens and Maymon’s been named “administrator”. That’s asinine and barmy… Mel could handle both and Maymon the Disobedient is a BAD fit for the Valley, trust me on that one.
A Cabinet member spoke up:
At the Sobor, Tosi came up to the podium to tell people who were “Facebooking” and “texting” from the hall “to be respectful of the integrity of the system” and to not announce the ballot results online. Evidently, they feel entitled to power over information. Maybe, at the next Sobor, they’ll make everyone check in their electronic devices at the door… in contrast, the Ukrainians and the Carpatho-Russians did “live updates” from their Facebook pages for every little development during their nomination assemblies. There was a data centre set up in the cry room at Holy Trinity in Parma and “OCA Communications” could clearly have done the same… but unlike the Ukrainians and the Carpatho-Russians, they refuse to. They despise the little people, and will only tell us what they want to, when they want to. Too bad for them.. this MO comes to kick them in the arse again and again, because the information WILL get out, and they’re left to do damage control every time. They could come out with the information right off the bat, but they chose not to. They have nothing but contempt for us.
This is why I have no hope in Mollard unless he removes Peterson, JP, Lyonyo, Jillions, Moriak, and Tosi. He’ll be a nicer version of what we just had, I fear. That’ll make the end longer and more painful. The OCA couldn’t take another year of JP… it’ll take Mollard two to three years to wreck the OCA, for he refuses to shitcan the shitbirds who got the OCA into its present mess.
On another note, the Diocese of Eastern PA is having a dinner for Mollard on 4 December 2012. Here are the details (as given out by John Kowalczyk):
All our clergy, active and retired, and their families, together with the widowed matushki, are cordially invited to a congratulatory dinner given in honour of our former archpastor on his election as Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all America and Canada. This diocesan tribute will take place on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, at 19.00 EST at St Michael’s Center, 308 Delaware Street, Jermyn PA. This dinner will be free of charge. We look forward to all our clergy, active and retired, along with widowed matushki joining us for this special gathering. Please respond to the Diocesan Center at(570) 937-9331 by Friday, 30 November, so we can establish an accurate headcount of adults and children.
Kudos to the Diocese of Eastern PA for making this a free dinner. That’s the old-time old-school po-nashemu way (if Freddie M-G were running it, it’d cost 25 bucks a head to “keep the riff-raff out”). That’s why Maymon shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near this diocese. He’s not one of us… it’s obvious… stick him in the South with the konvertsy… they deserve one another, I say.
I’m always on the alert… news comes when it wills, not when you want it to come. Most of all, I have a duty to keep all of y’all up to date. Be good… and pass the jug… we all need it.
Saturday 17 November 2012
45 years ago, on 5 November 1967, Phase One of the all-Union telecentre project was complete with the commissioning of the Ostankino TV Tower. This radio/TV broadcast tower is at 12 Ulitsa Akademika Koroleva in the Ostankinsky Raion of the Northeastern Administrative Okrug of the Federal City of Moscow (Central Federal District). The government decided to build the tower in 1957, and the builders worked on it from 1963 to 1967. At that time, it was the tallest structure in the world. The design of the tower is a hollow concrete pipe, stayed by compressed steel cables. The tower has two parts… a heavy base and a lighter mast. Its most progressive idea was to use a shallow foundation of only about 4.6 metres (15 feet). The total height of the tower is 540 metres (1,772 feet).
Until 1967, television broadcasts in Moscow beamed from the Shukhov Tower on Ultisa Shabolovka. Work on the tower began in 1960. However, soon, it went into suspension because of doubts about the solidity of the foundation’s construction. The final project draft came out in 1963. Its authors were chief designer Nikolai Nikitin and architects Leonid Batalov and Dmitri Burdin. Upon completion, the tower started broadcasting four television and three radio channels on the air.
8 November 2012