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Saturday, 11 March 2017

11 March 2017. “Texas” Bentley Speaks on the Ukrops and Their Coming Demise

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Here’s a very educational article by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard at Stalker Zone about the official Ukrop propaganda response to the death of Givi today. As with the death of Motorola, I hear again cries from cowards and fools who call themselves “comrades of Donbass” but parrot the official Ukrop line about Givi being killed by Zaharchenko or “The Kremlin”. Fucking bullshit. Notice that the so-called “comrades” make their critiques and insinuations (in most cases) from thousands of miles away. They talk shit but have no real qualifications to have an opinion, much less any actual skin in the game. Here’s the opinion of someone here in the Donbass, whose fate is joined with the people and soldiers here.

The loss of Givi is a sad and hard blow to all who care about the Donbass and the fight against fascism, but it in no way signals our defeat. In fact, it’s simply a desperate act of the Kiev régime in its final death throes. The people of the Donbass have already won this war. We know it, and Givi knew it too. There’ll still be hard battles ahead, but we’ll win those too. As things stand today, one can see the outcome of the war by the criminal Kiev régime and their fascist Western masters against the Donbass. The Donbass will stand, and the Nazis in the Ukraine will fall. It’s now almost inevitable. Almost.

As long as Donald Trump doesn’t meet with a “Lone Nut” or come down with a mysterious fatal “illness”, and as long as the citizens and soldiers of Novorossiya maintain their solidarity and commitment, the road to our goal of a free Donbass and a de-Nazified Ukraine is open and clear. Clinton and the war party have been defeated. The Ukrop army has been too, and if they make a final desperate assault, thrown into the grinder by a mad and desperate Poroshenko, they’d be annihilated. Annihilated. Leaving the road clear for the NAF to cleanse all of the Ukraine from the Nazi disease.

This latest crime, on the heels of the recent Ukrop terror campaign, only strengthens the resolve of the mighty Donbass Resistance, the people and the soldiers, to defeat fascism once again and to bring the war criminals to justice. We know our history. We haven’t forgotten the last time the Nazis occupied the Ukraine and what it cost. When the final battle comes, it’ll be hard, it’ll be brutal, but we’re ready. We remember the sacrifice and the victory of our Grandfathers. We remember Stalingrad and the outcome of that battle. The Nazis in Kiev and in the West and the cowards, traitors, and idiots who sow discord in our ranks would be wise to do the same. Our cause is just. Victory will be ours.

9 February 2017

Russell “Texas” Bentley

http://www.russelltexasbentley.com/2017/02/on-death-of-givi-and-reaction-to-it.html

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Engaged Couple Imprisoned in Abu Dhabi for Sex Outside Marriage… Trump Loves the UAE and Refuses to Put Them on His Ban List

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Editor:

Note well that Trump does NOT put the KSA and its Gulf stooges on the ban list, but they’re the ones ramming Islamic law down people’s throats the hardest. As for me, I don’t care what people do behind their closed doors, so long as they don’t hurt anyone else or involve children in their fancies. If you want to fuck a duck, go ahead… as long as it’s OK with the duck. Reflect well on this… Evangelicals want to criminalise abortion and all other sorts of things that they don’t like. It seems to me that Evangelicals and Islamists are brothers under the skin. Mike Pence is a fanatical Evangelical who tossed a woman in prison for a miscarriage. He’s no different from these Gulf State yahoos. Pray for Trump’s health… for the alternative is Pence… a truly feral and evil man, an American Wahhabist if there ever was such…

Yes… there are “Christians” who resemble the Wahhabis… and they’re “nice” and “sincere” and “moral”. Excuse me, I need to find a corner to be sick in…

BMD

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A relative said that the authorities arrested a South African man and his Ukrainian fiancée in Abu Dhabi after a doctor discovered that the woman was pregnant. They arrested Emlyn Culverwell, 29, and Irina Nogai, 27 for unlawful sex outside of marriage. The arrests came after Nogai, who was suffering from stomach cramps, went to Medeor Medical Centre in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, where a doctor told her she was pregnant. Having sex outside of marriage is illegal in the UAE, and those convicted of it can face long jail sentences. Reportedly, the couple was in detention since 29 January, but details of their arrests are just emerging.

Police arrested Culverwell and Nogai at the hospital for not being able to provide marriage certificates. They took them first to the Yas Police Station, and then later brought them to al-Wathba Prison. However, they didn’t yet charge them because the authorities are still investigating the child’s paternity, how long the couple was sexually active, and are testing Nogai’s HIV status. The couple became engaged just two days before their arrest, on 27 January. Culverwell worked in the UAE for the past five years as a water rescue operative at Yas Waterworld. He started dating Nogai, who worked as an administration officer, in mid-2014.

The South African Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation said that it couldn’t help the couple because it is an issue with domestic UAE law, according to News24, and suggested that they seek legal help. Times Live reported that legal representation for Culverwell and Nogai could cost up to 118‚000 South African rands ($8‚000) per person. Culverwell’s mother, Linda, said that Nogai was still in the early stages of her pregnancy, and suggested that the cramps could be a sign of a miscarriage. She pleaded for their release, saying, “The only thing they did wrong was fall in love”. Linda described her son as a health fanatic who didn’t smoke, take drugs, or drink alcohol. She told News24 that her family is “trying to get messages to the two to say we love them and they shouldn’t be worried”. Linda said that since the couple’s arrest, family members and friends have been unable to contact them. She said that the only people who can visit the couple are family members who share the same last name, and relatives are currently calculating the costs of making a trip to Abu Dhabi with lawyers.

According to Herald Live, since their arrest, a Christian Church in Yas Island in the UAE offered to marry the couple for a lofty price, but a judge refused to allow it. Nogai is guilty of Zina, the Islamic legal term referring to unlawful sexual intercourse, which the UAE has criminalised. The UAE authorities either deport women and couples found guilty of Zina or imprison them in the country for at least a year. They imprison hundreds of women each year for the crime, including pregnant women and rape victims.

8 March 2017

Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4294774/Couple-detained-UAE-sex-outside-marriage.html?ito=social-facebook

The Democratic Party Seems to Have No Earthly Idea Why it’s So Damn Unpopular

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A troubling new poll showed that the Democratic Party is significantly less popular than both Donald Trump and Mike Pence are. My gut tells me that Democrats will ignore this poll, or blame it on bad polling, and continue down the same course they’re currently on… funded by lobbyists and the One Percent, straddling the fence or outright ignoring many of most inspirational issues of the time, and blaming Bernie Sanders for why they aren’t in power right now. As a rule, the Democratic Party doesn’t listen well and struggles to hear the truth about itself. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the overwhelming majority of state legislatures and governorships. This new poll from Suffolk University illustrates just how that’s possible. Here are the base results of the poll with favourable/unfavourable ratings.

  • Pence: 47 percent/35 percent
  • Trump: 45 percent /47 percent
  • GOP: 37 percent /48 percent
  • Media: 37 percent /50 percent
  • Dem Party: 36 percent /52 percent
  • Hillary: 35 percent /55 percent
  • Congress: 26 percent /52 percent

In other words, the Democratic Party has a favourability rating 11 points lower than Pence, 9 points lower than Trump, and even 1 point lower than the GOP. Their unfavourable rating is 17 points worse than Pence, five points worse than Trump, and four points worse than the GOP. This is a disaster. At a time when Donald Trump is the least-liked President ever measured at this point in his first term, the Democratic Party found a way to be even less liked than him. This is how Donald Trump wins a second term. This is how congressional Republicans win the next midterm elections. This is how conservatives not only maintain their current power from coast to coast but also expand it.

The Democratic Party is deeply unpopular… period. It’s a fact. Don’t look away. Don’t call me a Bernie Bro. We must seriously address this problem. Not a day goes by when I don’t have people reach out to me and ask if it would be worth it to start a credible alternative to what the Democrats are offering. Most people, I believe, would also be open to a brand new way of business for the Democratic Party, but core leaders seem hell-bent on doing the same old crap. When good people frustrated with the Democratic Party express their genuine concerns, I see them being told to shut up and unify. They tell them, “Now isn’t the time for public complaints. We must all work together”. However, what this apparently means to the people who are calling for unity is getting behind the corporate, suit-and-tie, lobbyist-driven establishment agenda.

Nevertheless, let me break it to you… the establishment has almost no grassroots momentum. People outside of the Democratic Party establishment fuel virtually every progressive grassroots movement in America right now and this is a huge reason why the party is so outrageously unpopular. Huge grassroots movements, made up of millions and millions of people, fuel the fight for a 15 USD minimum wage, fight back against fossil fuels and the Dakota Access Pipeline, fight to end fracking, fight to remove lobbyist money from politics, fight to end senseless wars and international violence, fight for universal healthcare, fight for the legalisation of marijuana, fight for free college tuition, fight against systems of mass incarceration, and so much more. However, mainstream Democrats aren’t really a central part of any of those battles, and, to be clear, each of those issues has deep networks, energised volunteers, and serious donors, but corporate Democrats virtually ignore them.

In the past two months, I’ve spoken in a dozen states around the country and thousands of people show up. On Wednesday night, in the freezing rain, a line wrapped around multiple city blocks to attend an event I was hosting at a local Seattle high school. We literally formed the event a few days ago on Facebook and didn’t spend a single penny putting it together. When I see these crowds, I don’t see them and think, “Wow, I’m so popular”. I see them and think, “Wow, people are hungry for change, and insight, and direction”. When I see those crowds, those polls showing how outrageously unpopular the Democratic Party is frustrate me even more. It just doesn’t have to be this way. People show up in huge numbers for my events, or Bernie’s events, or for events put on by the organisers of the Women’s March, not just because we all want to stop Donald Trump. That’s a gross oversimplification of who we are and what we stand for. People are showing up, by the thousands, by tens and hundreds of thousands, because we have many of the very same beliefs, and passions, and preferences for how America can improve and be a better place for all of us.

The Democratic Party isn’t a fiery Barack Obama speech away from being popular. He may be beloved and mobs of screaming fans may follow him all over the country, but the party he represents simply doesn’t have that same type of support. Moreover, they won’t if they don’t do some serious soul searching about who and what they truly stand for. Recently, I’ve asked the crowds where I am speaking two key questions about the Democratic Party. The response that I get is always the same… mass laughter or audible frustration. The first question is:

If I asked you, in just a few sentences, to sum up what specific policies the Democratic Party stands for, what would you say?

People have no genuine idea. They know some things the party stands against, but it’s genuinely hard to be sure of what they stand for. The other question is:

What exactly is the strategy of the Democratic Party to take back the government from conservatives across the country?

That one always gets the most laughs. Nobody has any idea. Not once has somebody stood up and said, “Hey, I know the strategy”. Hell, I don’t know it. I don’t think one exists. Whatever the strategy was this past election, it didn’t work either. Again, I don’t just mean in the presidential election. Democrats lost all over the place in national, state, and local elections.

Losing is hard. It sucks. I hate losing. However, this much I know… if the Democratic Party doesn’t come to grips with why it’s so wildly unpopular, many more losses will be on the horizon.

9 March 2017

Shaun King

New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-democratic-party-doesn-unpopular-article-1.2993659

11 March 2017. The Three Pillars of the Lenten Journey

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We’re on the road of the fast to the goal… the Resurrection of Christ. What else need I add? Such is the meat of the core of Christianity. If Christ be not risen from the dead, your faith is in vain. So said the Apostle… what more need I add? It’s time to help our fellow wayfarers… not gossip about who eats what…

Lent is a journey… not the goal or an end in itself.

BMD

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