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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

DNR Minoborony Reported 56 Junta Ceasefire Violations

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Today, the DNR Minoborony reported, “Over the past 24 hours, the enemy committed 56 ceasefire violations, the intensity of shelling by the Ukrainian side over the past day increased. The situation in the DNR remains tense; the enemy continues to use heavy weapons and artillery. The enemy fired 197 artillery shells, 44 tank shells, and 137 8.2-cm/12-cm mortar shells; in addition, they used ATGMs, RPGs, and small arms. The most intense artillery and mortar bombardment was at the Donetsk airport and Spartak; the fire came from the direction of Avdeyevka. They also fired at Golmovsky, Zaitsevo, Zhabichevo, Kalinovka, Staromikhailovka, Shirokaya Balka, Donetsk (Petrovsky and Kievsky Raions), and Gorlovka. Currently, we continue to clarify data on civilian and military casualties”.

22 July 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/defence/vsu-za-sutki-56-raz-narushili-peremirie-po-donbassu-vypusheno-378-min-i-snaryadov-minoborony.html

22 July 2015. A Blast from the Russian-American (and Jewish) Past… Swee-Touch-Nee Tea

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It seemed like many Jewish and Russian-American families had the familiar red tin. The name is an attempt at translating “flowery”… you can still get it on Amazon, I think. I’ll check again. A BLAST FROM THE PAST! There was a political statement in the tea, too! Jews who were more favourable towards Russia drank Swee-Touch-Nee. Russophobic and rabidly Zionist Jews drank Wissotsky’s. To a degree, this still holds true! Yes… you can still find Swee-Touch-Nee in the Jewish foods section of many stores (but the loose-leaf variety, I fear, has gone the way of all flesh). Some have spotted it at some Wegmans locations…

BMD

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I’ve passed this tea countless times in the kosher section of my grocery store; it’s labelled “The Aristocrat of Teas”. I’ve read many Amazon.com reviews from people delighted to reconnect with the Swee-Touch-Nee Tea they so fondly remember from their childhood growing up the New York City area. However, sometimes, we develop nostalgia for things that, as adults, we realise really weren’t that great. I assumed this was the case with Swee-Touch-Nee. I was kind of wrong. It’s not the greatest tea, but I appreciate many not-so-great teas, and this one has some characteristics that make it worthwhile. The aroma always appears sweet and vegetal to me. Sometimes, I notice a woody quality, sometimes, I detect a bit of sweet spice (whatever that is). It goes down smooth with pleasant astringency, and it seems to pack quite a caffeine punch. Although Swee-Touch-Nee tea’s medium body holds up fairly well to milk, I find it best enjoyed without. A little sweetener or lemon would be okay. Swee-Touch-Nee, in case you’re wondering, transliterates the Russian word “tsvetochny”,’ which means flowery. Strangely enough, today, my wife asked me, “What was that tea you made the other morning that tasted flowery?” Perhaps, her concise analysis is more accurate than mine is.

11 November 2013

Leo Kapusta

Second Cuppa

http://www.secondcuppa.com/swee-touch-nee-tea-review/

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Yes, we have one of the red tins on the porch… all of us “of a certain age” probably have them… it’s a real “blast from the past”…

BMD

22 July 2015. Comrade Fidel on the US Republican Party… His Body is Weak, But His Mind is Still Strong

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Comrade Fidel said that in 2012… it appears that things haven’t changed. Perhaps, they have changed… for the worst! I think that I can say without equivocation that all supporters of the Republican Party are either evil or dupes. ALL SUPPORTERS. Greed… the love of money… is the root of all evil. Greed is at the centre of the Republican mindset. Ergo, it worships primal evil. Christians can have nothing to do with such demonic degenerates. Don’t let “niceness”, “politeness”, “religiosity”, or “respectability” fool you. None of those concepts are a synonym for “good”… ponder that, if you will… also ponder the fact that evil rarely looks “evil”… Hannah Arendt was right… evil IS banal and pedestrian (you can see this in the writing of pundits like Rod Dreher and Ric Lowery… their triteness and mediocrity shines out to all). Evil was Adolf Eichmann… who appeared a dweeb… just like Yatsenyuk and Ted Cruz. Evil comes in many guises, most of them quite innocent-looking. To support the Republican Party is worse than honouring Stalin… Iosif Vissarionovich, at least, didn’t wrap up brutality and violence in religious vesture, as the Republicans do. Do have a care… the times are parlous…

BMD

22 July 2015. An Amazing and TRUE Bernie Demot… FUCK CHILLY HILLY AND THE CAMEL SHE RODE IN ON

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Now, this would be  slogan that millions of ordinary folks would rally behind… of course, all the Upper Middle Suburbanites would be offended… “Gad, you’re not being NICE!” Well, la-di-dah to that! Sometimes, things AREN’T nice. Chilly Hilly isn’t nice. Ted Cruz isn’t nice. Joe Biden isn’t nice. Rand Paul isn’t nice. They all have the same end in view… fucking ordinary folk so the Affluent Effluent stay on top and we don’t get bupkis. Don’t forget, Hilly’s deep pals with the Waltons of Wal-Mart infamy and Biden’s boy is an energy conglomerate nabob. If Bernie repudiated Hilly publicly, he’d find MASSIVE wellsprings of support from ordinary folk… of course, the prissy Upper Middles would leave, but he’d gain 50 ordinary folk for each arrogant overeducated meathead who left. I’d say, “Bernie! Wear your cammies for the first day of deer season, and you’ll gain MILLIONS. Of course, you’d lose some tightassed ‘nice’ people, but there are people who improve your life by leaving it, as our old Russian proverb has it”.

Is the Bern going to be “nice” or is he going to be feisty and a fighter? Time will tell us…

BMD 

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