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Sunday, 15 February 2015

15 February 2015. Why I Oppose Potapov, Dreher, Freddie M-G, and Mattingly So Bitterly

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Americans are no longer informed. One reason is that the FCC, under Republican pressure, scrapped the Fairness Doctrine. That is, if you stated something on the telly or over the radio, your adversary had the right to refute you IN THE SAME VENUE. There was no place for Rush Limboob… for Ann Coulter… for Bill O’Reilly… for Sarah Palin. The Republican Party didn’t nominate draft dodgers (Willy Romney) for President and the Democratic Party didn’t adulate crass semi-Republican greedsters like the Clintons. Shooting wars were rare, and never lasted a decade (WWII was a little under four years (for the USA), Korea lasted three years, and Vietnam (American troops) went on for seven). From 1941 to 1991, the USA was at war for 14 years, and at peace for 36. American cosmonauts went into space on American rockets… need I continue?

We’ve fallen and we REFUSE to get up! Greed is more important than anything else. The Republican Party is a whore for the oligarchs… the Democratic Party is a pimp for them… what’s worse? That’s why so many New Yorkers voted for Howie Hawkins for Governor the last time around. The press is no longer like Ernie Pyle, David Brinkley, or even William F Buckley (who held scumbag views, but had STYLE). They regurgitate whatever’s put in front of them, for they’re all afraid of losing their jobs. Look at the present coverage of the ISIS affair… the hate for Muslims just oozes out of it all. Look at the coverage of the Greek election… the Greeks are serious about renegotiating the debt, but the Western media treats them like spoilt children (although most of the debt came from arms purchases in France and Germany demanded by NATO, by the way). Look at the coverage of the hate crime in North Carolina… Richard Dawkins had nothing to do with it (he’s an asshat, but he had nothing to do with this crime)… the linking of secularism (AKA “atheism”) with the crime is nothing short of slander (ALL of the secular people that I know condemn this crime and those like it).

America’s a ravening beast that believes that it’s the Benefactor of the World. Recently, there was a declaration against Nazism at the UN… only three nations opposed it… the USA, Canada, and the Ukraine. The USA has been continually at war since 2001… fourteen years. In fact, the USA has run amuck since the suicide of the USSR in 1991 (the USA had nothing to do with it… Gorby did it; that’s no joke). This unfunded warfare (for the Bushies refused to raise the taxes to fund it) knackered the American economy and directly led to the 2008 meltdown (which was BEFORE Obama’s watch). It’s why the USA cut space exploration… it’s why the USA cut spending on the arts… it’s why the USA cut spending on education… it’s why the Republicans want to cut social spending entirely… the money’s gone for wars in far foreign parts, but it’s unsustainable… its “imperial overreach”. The USA HAS to pull back… or it faces disaster. It won’t… rancid Know Nothings like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio won’t allow it. America can’t win… all that it can do is waste money and human lives… but Clinton, Biden, Cruz, and Rubio (and their ilk) don’t give a ruby-red goddamn. The wasted money is corruption that goes into their gaping maws, and the lives… “only the little people die in war… it’ll make such a wonderful Senate hearing to advance my career”.

That’s why I oppose Victor Potapov, Rod Dreher, Alexander Webster, Terrence Mattingly, Frederica Mathewes-Green, S L Kishkovskaya, and S A Schmemann, and I hate all that they stand for. They’ve CHOSEN to be part of the disinformation machine; they’ve chosen to lie in the service of the Neoliberal Moloch. All decent Orthodox people should oppose them and all that they write and create. After all, they purport to represent us… for the record, I only represent myself, an individual Orthodox Christian… I speak for no one else. However (as Chukcha the Wise would have it)… I’m not alone… the people named should reflect on that…

BMD

15 February 2015. Video. Furry Friendship… SMILE AWHILE

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It’s time to step back and take a deep breath and realise that the whole world hasn’t gone mad… it just seems that way… keep it focused, for it’s not all in the shitter, yet. Love DOES make the world go ’round…

BMD

15 February 2015. A Blast from the Metropolia Past…

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carpatho -russian anthem

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Yes, Virginia, there was life before there was SVS and Syosset (“Pishtey’s Folly”)… NEVER forget our roots in the mines and mills… may my right hand wither if I do. Our babas and dedes stood tall in the sit-down strikes… Russkies and Hunkies were RABBLE-ROUSERS… they weren’t “respectable”. Maybe, we should recapture that spirit and stop trying to impress the Anglo Establishment… they’re never going to accept us except as second-class helots, any road. I don’t think that I’m alone in thinking that way…

BMD

“Grexit” Could Cause EU Collapse

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Euroised Greece. 2012

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American economist Barry Eichengreen warned that the consequences of a Greek exit from the Eurozone could be devastating, and that the governments of the monetary union are taking the possible repercussions too lightly. In an interview with Die Welt am Sonntag, Eichengreen, UC Berkeley Professor of Economics, said that the consequences “would spread to other countries. When a Portuguese family or Spanish businessperson sees that Euros have been converted into drachmas, they’ll take their money out of their accounts. That could lead to a run on the banks”. Eichengreen continued that this scenario would snowball, “investors would speculate on the next candidate to leave the Eurozone”, thus endangering the entire Euro project. He also thinks that financial markets are also guilty of miscalculation, with share prices giving an overly positive picture. “My experience as an economic historian has taught me that markets always look relaxed, until suddenly… they aren’t. From the banking crisis of 2008 to the emerging markets crises of the 1990s, anybody can take their favourite financial crisis and discover that markets are really not a good crisis indicator. In the run-up to the crash, the players were always too relaxed for too long, and then later fell into a complete panic”. Eichengreen believed that the new Greek government should be given more time, “They should be given some breathing space, which is also in the interests of their creditors. I’d be in favour of tying interest payments on the borrowing to economic growth. Only when the Greek economy grows, should the country pay interest, otherwise the payments will simply be deferred. The Euro is of great symbolic and geostrategic worth for Europe”. He added that such an eventuality on the economic front would also have consequences for the West in terms of the European geostrategic situation. He observed, “The West hardly wants Russia to be able to position itself as a saviour, and become involved”, adding that this would have “dramatic consequences” for NATO.

15 February 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150215/1018299307.html

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