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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Why Does the Family Values Crowd Ignore It When Evangelical Areas Get Socked with a Natural Disaster? Just Sayin…

00 Hurricane Sandy. 30.10.12


A friend of mine wrote this:

Have you noticed that when tornadoes, hurricanes or even the odd earthquake hits the Bible Belt one never hears the Pat Robertson types decree that it was the Finger of God for the Bible Belt’s sins? Natural disasters are only Heaven’s judgement when they hit NYC, San Francisco, New Orléans, or other non-fundamentalist parts. Well, it’s the same here… if someone in the USA displays a blasphemous artwork like “Piss Christ” the Right freaks out (they should… absolutely!). However, when something like this or Pussy Riot occurs in Russia and the Church squashes it… SOUND THE ALARM! THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IS FANATICAL!


Need I say more? After all, tornadoes routinely rip through Born Again districts, don’t they? Is God trying to tell them something (the biter bit, eh?)…


Sunday, 7 June 2015

7 June 2015. A Tale of Two Cities… One Worthy of Our Aid… The Other Not… TED CRUZ SAID SO!

00 Dallas and the Trinity River. 28.05.15


Ted Cruz attacked federal aid for Hurricane Sandy victims… Ted Cruz blubbers for aid for Texas flood victims. I’d observe that since Texas claims to despise “federal intervention” in their affairs, well, it’d be simple justice to deny them aid. Of course, one doesn’t do such miserable evil rot… but do note that Texans (as a group) ARE capable of such beastly behaviour. It tells you much about their character as a polity, doesn’t it? Yes… good people can live under crank régimes… that’s true. However, such people do NOT negate the evil of those crank polities. It’s a meaty thought…

Texas has had a crank ideology and underpinning ever since the Slaver Revolt of 1836. If you saw Texas Rising on the History Channel, you saw something that deserved the Pulitzer Prize for Best Fiction of the Year. If the Anglos didn’t like Mexico and its laws… well, shouldn’t they have left and gone back to the USA? Isn’t that what the ignoranus rightwing trash keep saying today? “If you don’t like it here, why don’t you go back to where you came from?” Indeed… why didn’t they follow their own advice and go back to the USA from whence they came to Mexico? It tells you much about American “conservatives”, doesn’t it? “Scoundrels and pissants!” Cordell Hull was right…


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Russia Will Send Humanitarian Aid to New York in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy


On Monday, 12 November, the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MChS) plans to send two planes with humanitarian aid to Hurricane Sandy-hit New York City. Two Ilyushin-76 cargo planes will deliver over 50 tons of humanitarian aid; they’re due to take off from Ramenskoye Airport south-east of Moscow. The aircraft are part of the MChS division that responds to international and national disasters.

Con Ed reported that it’s restored 98 percent of electric service in the New York metro area to those neighbourhoods that lost power due to hurricane Sandy. At present, 20,000 people are still without electricity. In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, more than a million people in the city had no electricity. In New Jersey, where the elements left 2.7 million customers without electricity, efforts are still underway to restore power. Currently, 100,000 are still without power.

The New York Times reported that about 900 New Yorkers who lost their houses due to Hurricane Sandy would have temporary housing on the premises of the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island, closed by New York State in 2011. Meanwhile, about 40,000 NYC residents are still unable to go home or lost their houses. Hurricane Sandy struck the American east coast at the end of October, killing more than 100 people and inflicting billions of dollars in damages.

11 November 2012

Voice of Russia World Service


Sunday, 4 November 2012

4 November 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Rage of Sandy

The Rage of Sandy

Sergei Yolkin



US President Obama said, “Hurricane Sandy is a dangerous storm. We don’t know which areas will bear the brunt of it or where there’ll be the most serious consequences. Therefore, it’s important for us to respond quickly, as soon as we receive information from the field”.

30 October 2012

Sergei Yolkin




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