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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Patriotic Resistance Stages Mass Rally on the Maidan in Kiev… Where in the Hell was the Western Media? This Proves Them Nothing but Langley Stooges (That Means YOU, Sophia Kishkovsky and Victor Potapov)

00 Kiev protest. 14.04.14

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On Monday, activists of the “For a Decent Life” bloc led by Irina Bogdanets rallied on the Maidan in Kiev. Bogdanets told reporters, “Life in the Ukraine grew unbearably worse over the past week. It’s a 21st century holocaust… food prices doubled, medicine prices rose by 50 percent, housing and communal tariffs, including gas tariffs, jumped 50 percent, minibus fare in Kiev doubled. Every day, they warn us that the authorities will start removing the barricades on the Maidan and ask us to go home. Those initiatives come from the entourage of Maidan’s former commandant, Stepan Kubev, who’s now the National Bank President. Who could’ve imagined that the new government would be tyrannical? Today, Maidan activists rally against the new rulers. We demand measures to stabilise the economic situation, or otherwise massive protests will sweep the Ukraine… budget sector workers, pensioners, students… they’ll all take to the streets”.

On 9 April, Kiev residents protested outside the National Bank building in support of demands for economic stabilisation. The bank’s president, Stepan Kubev, came out to the demonstrators and said that one month was not enough and that he needed more time to get his bearings. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are withdrawing cash from banks. In March, total personal deposits in Ukrainian banks shrunk by around 6 percent or 26 billion gryvnias (73.7 billion Roubles. 2.05 billion USD. 2.25 billion CAD. 2.2 billion AUD. 1.5 billion Euros. 1.25 billion UK Pounds) and total corporate deposits decreased by 3 percent. Banks are trying to reverse the situation by offering higher interest rates on deposits. However, most depositors are fearful.

Editor:

The real Maidan activists… not the American-paid provocateurs… not the slinking politicos around Timoshenko… found out that the junta and its American puppeteers fucked them royally with no Vaseline. They found out that the junta’s selling the country out to Western corporate interests at fire-sale prices… but the oligarchs and the politicos will benefit… so, the people be damned! Where was Bob Dreyfuss of The Nation? Where was Christiane Amanpour of CNN? They were nowhere to be found. You see, I believe that many in the media are as much running dogs of Langley as the junta is.

We Orthodox should put the question to Victor Potapov, Sophia Kishkovsky, and Rod Dreher… “Do you support the Mother Church and its espousal of a strong state, or, do you stand with the American Establishment and the godless Republicans in their call for no state at all in effectual terms?” Orthodoxy believes in Symphonia… not the crackbrained Neo-Libertarian Free Market LSD hallucinations of John McCain, Sarah Palin, Grover Norquist, and John Boehner.

However, all of us need to reflect on how the oligarchs use the media to shape our lives. They’ve been trying to roll back the truth ever since 1946. Reflect on this… they want a perpetual McCarthy witch hunt… is that what you want? Rush Limbaugh or FDR… that’s the only choice on offer. I’d remind you that the USA won the greatest victory in its history under the socialist New Deal. Under the Limbaughesque Rotten Deal, American cosmonauts have to bum rides on Russian spacecraft and American standards continue to fall. Someone’s gotta pay for endless wars and sweetheart deals for the rich… that someone is YOU. If you vote Republican, you’re a sucker.

Ask yourself… “Where is the Western media in covering the anti-oligarch patriot resistance to the junta?” They weren’t there. You’d best find another source of news…

14 April 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_14/Crisis-in-Ukraine-Maidan-activists-protests-against-interim-govt-in-Kiev-0226/

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

6 April 2014. NASA Claims It’s Cutting ALL Ties With Russia…

00 Baikonur rocket launch. Russian. 06.04.14

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American cosmonauts can’t get into space except on Russian spacecraft… full stop. NASA can’t get cosmonauts into space on its own as the Republican Party blew money that should’ve gone on space research for aggressive wars abroad and massive tax reduction giveaways to the Affluent Effluent. Ergo, NASA’s statement is an utter crock o’ shit with no teeth to it at all. Russia can support a robust space programme… the USA can’t because it’s wasting the money on useless wars in foreign parts and coddling the McMansion set (which pleases Grover Norquist just fine). Reflect on that when you vote this November.

BMD

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Senate Solons Announce Deal to End US Shutdown

00 Mike Luckovich. Axis of Evil. 2013. 16.10.13

Axis of Evil 2013

Mike Luckovich

2013

We’ve seen what the Tea Party haters want to do. As a professing Christian, I’m disgusted at how they wrap themselves up in pseudo-Christian vesture. Christ didn’t come to earth to empower the rich (“It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven”)… after all, the powers-that-be did crucify him, didn’t they (and the religious authorities of the time applauded his death)?

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A Republican Senator said that lawmakers in Washington reached an agreement that’d reopen the government and save the country from default. US Senate leaders intend to announce their deal to reopen the government and raise the country’s debt limit when the Senate convenes at noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Wednesday, a senior aide said. An aide said that the first vote would occur in the Republican-led House of Representatives, where observers expect it to pass, mostly with Democratic votes. Then, the measure would go to the Senate for final congressional approval, which would clear the way for US President Barack Obama to sign it into law. A deal would keep the government open through at least 15 January, and raise the debt ceiling through 7 February.

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US Senate leaders announced a deal to re-open the government and raise the country’s debt limit on the 16th day of the US federal government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), leader of the upper chamber’s Republican minority, declared the agreement on the floor of the Senate. Speaking from the Senate floor, Reid said that the agreement called for reopening the federal government with a temporary budget until 15 January, and it extends US government borrowing authority until 7 February. Reportedly, Senate leaders were close to an agreement since Monday. An effort Tuesday by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to put forward an alternative plan stalled when he was unable to gain the support of his own Republican Party, which holds a majority in the lower chamber.

The American stock market rallied on the news of a possible agreement to end the crisis before Thursday, when the US Treasury said it could be at risk of default on government obligations if Congress didn’t raise the 16.7 trillion USD (536 billion Roubles. 17.3 billion CAD. 17.5 billion AUD. 12.4 billion Euros. 10.5 billion UK Pounds) debt limit. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.2 per cent. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 1.3 per cent around 12.45 EDT (20.45 MSK. 17.45 UTC. 09.45 PDT. 03.45 17 October AEDT)

16 October 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_16/US-Senate-leaders-confirm-deal-to-end-govt-shutdown-prevent-default-7926/

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_16/Senate-leaders-reach-deal-to-avoid-default-end-shutdown-sources-7119/

Editor’s Note:

The Tea Party is DEAD. Mind you, the extremists will still win in districts with a majority of white sectarians… that’s the new “base” of the Republican Party. It’s time for Orthodox Christians to disassociate ourselves, both as individuals and as “Church”, from all evangelical organisations (including so-called “Pro-Life” groups). We don’t agree with their “religion”, we don’t agree with their goofy take on science, we don’t agree with their heretical notions of the “Prosperity Gospel”, and we don’t agree with their conceptions of the state. Most of all, we don’t agree with their lunatic opium dream of American Exceptionalism… which leads to dangerous, puffed-up, and jumped up projects. We should leave them be… we shouldn’t attack them gratuitously, but we should leave them to their oddbod notions!

However, the Tea Party IS dead. Yet, we shouldn’t relax our vigilance… the Right isn’t dead… only the most feral group amongst them is. There be dragons out there WORSE than the Tea Party and Grover Norquist are… and they’re NOT dead.

BMD

Sunday, 16 December 2012

16 December 2012. A Point to Ponder. THIS is What the Republican Party Wants… DO YOU?

00 This is the face of 'Economic Freedom'. 16.12.12

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John Boehner speaks of “reforming” Social Security. That’s rightwing-speak for “reducing benefits to ordinary people so that the Affluent Effluent can party on without a care”. Quite frankly, Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Grover Norquist, Paul Ryan, Willard Romney, et al are all unpatriotic self-centred pigs at the trough who want to kick the weakest amongst us so that they have more swag in their sacks (so that they can stash it offshore and spend it here). THIS is what they want. Take a GOOD look. They want to kick your parents and grandparents in the teeth so that the idle rich can continue to enjoy the lowest tax levels in the developed world. That’s EVIL.

We’re Christians… that means that we believe in a communitarian religion. We’re not Evangelicals or Mormons, who’re nothing but apologists for power and  money. You can have Christian sharing n’ caring or you can have Evangelical greed and hypocrisy. God or Mammon? You can’t have both…

BMD

 

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