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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

15 May 2013. Do You Want to Worship Mammon Like Rod Dreher, Victor Potapov, and James Paffhausen? Or, Do You Want to Follow Christ?

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13


00 Fox News Rush Limbaugh Personified. 15.05.13

Here’s the “bible” of the konvertsy… nasty, ain’t it?


Today, loud rightwing extremists are trying to take over our Church in the American diaspora and link it with godless moneygrubbing “conservative” elements in the the American political scene. Well, they’re NOT in the mainstream of the Church. HH is a LEFTIE. Let me repeat that… politically, HH, like most of the clergy in the Rodina is a Leftie. He’s friends with the Castro brothers… he’s friends with China… he’s supports the Palestinians and Socialist Cuba. That is, he doesn’t support the Rightie lunacy spouted by Victor Potapov, James Paffhausen, Alexander Webster, Terrence Mattingly, Rod Dreher, and Michael Dahulich.

If you’re an Orthodox Christian, you’ll follow HH… as for the people I named, well, they’re following an evil ideology. Oppose them… it does affect the destiny of your immortal soul. Remember this… Our Lord Christ didn’t use the police power of the state to coerce obedience… neither should we.




15 May 2013. Cossacks and Bikers in Moscow… Together Forever!

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“Biznesmen”… whom do YOU want to hang with?



Who woulda thunk it? Bikers and Cossacks hanging together… now, that’s a heart-lifter. Now, who would YOU want on your side? “No bull-shit” stand-up guys like Cossacks and bikers? Or, greedy money-grubbing self-serving cowards such as accountants, lawyers, salesmen, managers, think-tankers (like Rod Dreher), and PR flacks? That’s a no-brainer… pass the pivo



Vatican Sez Disgraced Cardinal to Leave Scotland for Penance

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On Wednesday, the Vatican said that Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, who resigned as head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland after acknowledging sexual misconduct, would leave Scotland for a period of “prayer and penance”. A statement said that O’Brien, who was Britain‘s most senior Catholic cleric until his resignation in February, would leave the UK “for the same reasons” that he decided not to participate in the conclave that elected Pope Francisco Bergoglio.

15 May 2013

Voice of Russia World Service


Editor’s Note:

Does this mean that Francisco’s gonna stomp on abusers or does it mean that he’s gonna squirrel ‘em away until the shit dies down? There’s no way of knowing… we’ll have to see what happens. Frankly, what Catholics (and others… including Orthodox) do in the USA doesn’t give me optimism… but we’ll have to see. You can’t attack someone until they fuck up… and Francisco hasn’t slammed it in the door, yet. On the one hand, he’s sincerely embraced evangelical poverty (and its espousal of the “preferential option for the poor”)… on the other, he has a blind spot in being so anti-abortion that it may blind him to rightwing shenanigans. We’ll have to see…


Russian Craftsmen to Recreate Parts of Lost Amber Room

00 Amber Room. Russia. 15.05.13


Russian craftsmen in Kaliningrad shall recreate parts of the legendary Amber Room, a Tsarist-era antiquity looted by Nazi Germany during World War II. The restoration plan by the Kaliningrad Oblast government is part of a campaign to stop illegal mining in amber-rich areas near the Baltic coast. The region has the world’s largest-known amber deposits. Experts estimate that criminals mine 60-100 tons of amber illegally every year in Kaliningrad Oblast, which holds more than 90 percent of the world’s total known amber reserves and is home to the world’s only natural amber strip-mine.

King Friedrich I invited German craftsmen to decorate the main hall of his palace with amber panels shortly after his accession to the Prussian throne in 1701. However, after the king’s death in 1713, his son Friedrich Wilhelm I put an end to the expensive work, and put the amber panels on the walls of a small room of the Stadtschloss (City Palace) in Berlin. Three years later, he gave the panels as a present to Tsar Pyotr Veliki, who stored them in his Summer Palace, at Petergof. It was only in 1743 that Tsaritsa Yelizaveta Petrovna decided to use the amber panels to decorate one of her main chambers in the Winter Palace. Craftsmen expanded on the original decorations, eventually turning them into the legendary Amber Room, often referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world”.

The Wehrmacht looted the decorations during World War II, and took them to Königsberg (now Kaliningrad), where they were lost in the fierce fighting and air raids at the end of the war in 1945. Eventually, the Russians only rediscovered two small parts of the room’s decoration and returned them to Russia. According to the Kaliningrad Oblast Culture Minister Svetlana Kondratyeva, the Amber Room replica will be in the 1899 building of the Königsberg State Amber Factory, which, following its renovation, will then house the Kaliningrad Amber Museum. Museum visitors will be able to watch the craftsmen at work replicating the room through glass panels.

14 May 2013



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