Voices from Russia

Saturday, 1 December 2012

There’s GOOD SHIT Out There… Photo of NYPD Cop Helping Homeless Man Goes Viral

00 NYPD Cop and Homeless Guy. 01.12.12

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A photo of a NYPD cop helping a barefoot homeless man on a frigid November night by buying him new boots and socks went viral on the web and captured the hearts of thousands for his random act of kindness. On Friday, when asked on NBC’s Today show about why he felt compelled to buy new boots for a homeless man he saw sitting on the sidewalk near Times Square, NYPD Patrolman Lawrence DePrimo said, “The two things that really stuck out in my mind that night was just how cold it was and that this was the most polite gentleman I ever met, and I knew I had to help him”.

Jennifer Foster, a tourist visiting New York from Arizona, witnessed DePrimo squatting down on the ground and putting socks and shoes on the homeless man and she told the Today show that the “man’s face lit up like it was Christmas and like he had been literally given a million dollars”. Foster, without DePrimo’s knowledge, took a snapshot of the officer’s generosity and sent it to the NYPD, which then posted the picture to its Facebook page, where it instantly became a hit, and garnered more than 430,000 likes. Foster, who worked for 17 years in law enforcement as a dispatch manager for a sheriff’s office in Arizona, said, “I knew what I was looking at. I knew it was remarkable”.

The 25-year-old cop was on counterterrorism patrol the night of 14 November when he discovered the homeless man, who had blisters on his feet. DePrimo said that he stopped and asked the man, “‘Where’s your socks, where’s your shoes?’ He was like, ‘It’s OK, officer; I never had a pair of shoes'”. Then, DePrimo went to a nearby shoe store and bought the man a pair of socks and boots with 75 USD (2,320 Roubles. 58 Euros. 47 UK Pounds) of his own money, and said that he keeps the receipt as an “important reminder that some people have it worse”. DePrimo found that his new fame is “surreal” and “humbling”, saying, “It’s a great experience. I think it’s a lot about the people, though, because you see such great comments. People are saying that their faith in humanity is restored and that’s the biggest thing that I can take away from all of this”.

30 November 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20121130/177846569.html

Editor’s Note:

Probably, DePrimo’s from one of the nabes that tourists never penetrate… Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, South Ozone, or Broad Channel… people are solid there. The world isn’t degenerating… distrust all who say such… most of them have an agenda. Of course, the chattering class and the political class are crank to the bone, but they’re not “the world”, are they (but they do hog most of the attention of the media and are insufferable boors to boot)? Real life goes on beneath all the hoopla… this is proof of that. Have a swig from the jug, Larry; you gave a ton of people a shot in the arm. Thanks…

BMD

Thursday, 13 September 2012

13 September 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Gangsters Shouldn’t Post on Social Networks

Gangsters Shouldn’t Post on Social Networks

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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The New York Post reported that New York City cops busted more than 50 members of rival gangs after monitoring their activity on the social network Facebook.

13 September 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.ria.ru/caricature/20120913/749204325.html

Thursday, 6 September 2012

6 September 2012. From the Russian Web… LOL Cats WEREN’T Invented Yesterday…


LOL cats on Brighton postcards from the 19th century

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Copper stopping traffic in New York City so that mama cat can cross the street with her kitten… most sources date this one at July 1925

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A Multimedia Presentation. VOR Presents… Occupy Wall Street!

Here are the REAL Patriots… they’re fighting Corporate Greed just as they fought the Fascists. Hmm… the Fascists believed in a Corporate State… so, does Wall Street and the Tea Party. They fought for the New Deal… that made America GREAT. DO you want the greedy legacy of Slobbering Ronnie or do you the fairness of FDR’s New Deal? Do think well before answering…

BMD

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Let the great values and aspirations of labour, justice, equality, brotherhood, and truth, things that are bedrock to the timeless Christian faith and the communist ideal alike, triumph in our lives.

Gennady Zyuganov

Head of the Communist faction in the RF Gosduma

Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee

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An economic system built only on the striving for profit, on indifference to the fate of people, on disregard for moral norms, is deprived of stability, and it can collapse at any moment, burying the fate of people under its rubble.

His Holiness Kirill Gundyaev

Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

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The NYPD arrested more than 700 people for blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge during a protest against “financial terrorism in the USA”. In the protestors’ opinion, influential US financial institutions brought on the current American economic crisis. Previously, reports said that police arrested abut 400 people.

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According to available information, the police started to arrest people after the protesters began to block traffic on the bridge on the Manhattan side.

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Demonstrators blocking traffic in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan.

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Earlier, protesters established a tent camp in the Financial District, which has been in existence for about two weeks. “Occupy Wall Street” activists are dissatisfied with the growing social inequality in society and with the high unemployment rate.

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The NYPD brought those arrested to court, where they were charged, and the judge released most of them on their own recognisance. The police used three buses to shuttle all of their detainees.

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In addition, a demonstration occurred in Boston, in front of the offices of Bank of America; police arrested 24 of the protestors. According to organisers, around 3,000 people took part in the event. The above image is from New York, the demonstrators are marching to NYPD Headquarters.

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2 October 2011

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/58045059/index.html

Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep this simple. Profits have rebounded. Corporations are making more money. Employment is DOWN. Real wages and benefits are DOWN. The Republican Party screams that it’s going to destroy the social safety net for the benefit of the Five Percenters (the most prosperous Americans). Profits are UP and wages are DOWN. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT PICTURE?

Trust me… this is MILD. People are frustrated… people are angry… people see the self-satisfied affluent effluent and it disgusts them. We don’t want McJobs so that deceitful and dishonest vipers like Dropout Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann can live high off the hog in McMansions (there IS a “class war”… and THEY started it). Here’s the most noisome part of it all… the Religious Right drools a slack-jawed grin of approval at all this, and says that it’s all “God’s Plan” (I kid you not… I wish that I were). I can see why people choose unbelief. If that’s what comes parading forth as “Christianity”, God Himself wouldn’t blame someone for concluding that religion’s a racket dreamt up by the rapacious to fleece the credulous.

It’s time to end the wars. It’s time to stop the shredding of the social safety net. It’s time to institute “wealth taxes”, just as they have in the EU (trust me… the rich won’t be in the poorhouse). It’s time to end the Reaganite voodoo “Trickle Upon” economics. There were PLENTY of affluent people in 1980… there’ll be plenty of affluent people after we do away with “deregulation”. Don’t cry for them… after all, they don’t give a shit for YOU… look at what they’re doing now. Why, the “before” Scrooge would consider them greedy and grasping… and that’s no lie. It’s time to vote next year… don’t forget… YOU CAN DO IT. Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon… indeed. Do remember WHO said that…

People… or… the Almighty Dollar… THAT’S your choice.

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Special note to Russian Orthodox people… His Holiness supports the aims of the Occupy Wall Street activists… just as he supports the end of the Cuban blockade, Palestinian statehood, generous state aid to families, universal-access single-payer healthcare, an end to American aggression around the world, and a fairer economic system. Paffhausen, Potapov, Jillions, Lyonyo, Dreher, Whiteford, and Mattingly (and the OCA fanatics and konvertsy in general) all support the swinish Wall Street thugocracy, and they link arms with the Religious Right, in defiance of our REAL leaders.

You can stand up with His Holiness and raise up the banner for his Pro-Life Pro-People Pro-Fairness Agenda… or, you can cosy up to Paffhausen et al and collaborate with the Wall Street Big Bucks Screw the People Agenda. You can’t have both… choose well.

BMD  

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