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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

KPRF Leader Zyuganov Blames Twitter for American Diplomat “Dog” Slur

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On Wednesday, KPRF head Gennady Zyuganov said that his controversial comment branding the American diplomat slain in Libya last week “the lowest dog” was “distorted” by Twitter’s 140-character limit. On Monday, “Zyuganov wrote in his Twitter microblog, “The American ambassador to Libya was shot like the lowest dog. He was the main expert on the Libyan ‘revolution’. He reaped what he sowed”. On 11 September, American Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed along with three colleagues when rioters attacked the American consulate in Benghazi during protests about a trailer for the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims. The US State Department condemned Zyuganov’s comment.

However, Zyuganov later told RIA-Novosti that his words were taken out of context, and that only a couple of sentences were snatched and tweeted from a much longer statement by his aides. By “shot like the lowest dog”, he said that he’d implied, “shot mercilessly, without pity”, and that the statement was a condemnation of violence. Nevertheless, he stood by his “reap what you sow” remark, and said that American “interference” in the affairs of sovereign states was coming back to haunt them “like a boomerang”. Kommersant reported that Zyuganov’s spokesman said that the employee responsible for managing the KPRF leader’s Twitter account is Denis Parfyonov. Parfyonov told Kommersant his responsibility only covers the technical aspects of the Twitter account, and Zyuganov dictates all tweets personally, saying, “We type in what Gennady Andreyevich says word-for-word; we don’t make anything up”.

19 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20120919/176060073.html

19 September 2012. More Intel on the DC Nuns and the Georgians in the USA…

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The neighbours are so nice! The Cabinet’s weighing in on the oddjob nuns in Maryland:

Yesterday, a priest told me that the ROCOR Eastern Diocese site had a notice saying that the Georgian Diocese in the USA accepted the “DC nuns”. I can’t find the notice on that site… and, as you probably know, the nuns made their monastery site “private”(!). So, maybe it was up, and, then, taken down? I heard more recently that the nuns APPLIED for reception, but aren’t yet in. The Georgian bishop will get an earful, God willing, BEFORE he seals the deal…

Another voice chimed in:

Indeed, the Church of Georgia has parishes in the USA. Metropolitan Dimitri Shiolashvili of Batumi and Lazeti is the ruling hierarch of the Georgian parishes in North America, per a 2009 decision of the Georgian Holy Synod. Since then, six other Georgian parishes have come into existence, in addition to the original one. All seven are in the parish directory on the website of the “Assembly of Bishops”.

Formerly, only the Churches of Georgia, Bulgaria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia officially recognised the OCA as autocephalous, and, with the exception of Bulgaria, they respected the OCA’s canonical territory. Everyone knows that the Poles encouraged their people to attend OCA parishes; even Matusiak has Old Calendar Slavonic services in his parish for the Orthodox Poles in Chicago IL. It used to be the same with the Georgians… St Nick’s in the District had Old Calendar services in Georgian, and even had a Georgian priest on staff. No longer… now, the Georgians have their own parish there (although I understand that a few Georgians remain at St Nick’s). Why hasn’t Moscow raised hell over this? Could it be that it fits in their larger plan to dismantle the OCA, which some in the Centre’s upper echelons call “an awful clanger from the Soviet days?”

Probably, there’s “more gold in them thar hills”… but it looks like the dippy no-nun nuns are batting 00.00. I’d still say you should keep a vigilant eye out for Rod Dreher, Freddie M-G, Mattingly, Fathausen, or the rest of that scurvy crew in the District. They screwed us once… they can do it again.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Albany NY

19 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. For Your Birthday! :-)

For Your Birthday! :-)

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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On Wednesday, the “Smiley face” or “Smiley”, which consists of the colon, hyphen, and right parenthesis… :-)… in the laconic language of internet users, had its 30th birthday.

19 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.ria.ru/caricature/20120919/754103609.html

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