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Thursday, 10 October 2013

US House Republican: Fiscal Deal Could Come by Friday

00 Jesus Foreign Born Socialist. 10.10.13

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On Thursday, US Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) said that he was hopeful that House of Representatives Republicans and the Obama administration could strike a deal by Friday on legislation raising the US debt limit and funding the federal government. Sessions, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, said that over the next 15 hours or so, the White House and House Republicans would work on “defining parameters to see if we can make progress”. If they achieve progress, the two sides would then try to complete a deal, possibly on Friday.

11 October 2013 (MSK)

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_11/US-House-Republican-Obama-fiscal-deal-could-come-by-Friday-8704/

Editor’s Note:

The real reason for the sudden thaw is a recent Gallup Poll. People blame the Republicants for the shutdown and for not caring about how it affects ordinary folk. Only 28 percent of those polled favour what the Republicans are doing, and if we held the election tomorrow, the GOP, most likely, would lose control of the House of Representatives. However, there are 40 hardcore Tea Party fanatics… they’re all Born-Again loons. Orthodox people should watch that bunch carefully, the konvertsy are in bed with them (and want to spread such soulless rot in the Church). I’ll tell the Tea Party pukes… there were FAR MORE Obama bumper stickers than Romney stickers in the car-park at St T’s this year (it’s one of the reasons that the Valley went for the Prez, not for the Republicants in the election)… we outnumber you… do watch out, it’s our living room that you’re shitting in, after all…

BMD

 

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Nutters in 18 States Filed Petitions to Secede From the USA

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One day after the presidential election, a Louisiana resident filed a petition requesting that Louisiana be allowed to secede from the USA to “create [their] own new government”. Now, petitioners in 18 states have made similar requests. Experts say these petitions are “a physical symbol of the deep resentment for the direction in which the USA is moving under the Obama administration”. The Louisiana petition created on 7 November has obtained more than 12,000 on-line signatures already.

On 9 November, “Micah H” from Arlington TX filed a petition at the White House “We the People” site requesting the same for Texas, “in order to protect the standard of living Texans now enjoy”. Over 15,000 Texas residents have signed the petition. On 10 November, “Kristopher W” of Tillamook OR opened a petition saying, “The people of Oregon would like a chance to vote on leaving the Union immediately”. He explained, “The Federal Government imposed policies on Oregon that aren’t in Oregon’s best interests”. The petition garnered fewer than 3,000 on-line signatures. Other petitions were filed from 13 states. Now, each petition has 30 days to reach a threshold of 25,000 signatures in order for the Obama administration to consider their request.

12 November 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_11_12/18-states-filed-petitions-to-secede-from-the-U-S/

Editor’s Note:

Truly, you can’t make such shit up! The righties have gone ‘round the bend. It’s clear that the Republican Party is headed for a smack-up that’ll leave it in two or three pieces. One part is definitely going to be the Born Again/Mormon/Pentecostalist nutters… they’ll rule the American South and parts of the Mountain West, and they’re going to do their best to resurrect Jim Crow and to reimpose a joyless neo-Puritanism on the area. Another part will be the Grover Norquist teabag loons… “NO NEW TAXES” (especially for the Affluent Effluent… “Only the little people pay taxes“). There may also be a third part, of more moderate sorts (probably, found more in the Northeast, Pacific Rim, and Upper Midwest). In short, 2012 was a realigning election, and the Democrats are in the driver’s seat for the next generation.

Orthodox people here in the USA should be aware that the konvertsy loons who make up Fathausen’s claque are also political nutters who agree with such secessionist rubbish. However, they’re not long for us, so, don’t get too hot n’ bothered about it, simply oppose these zipperheads wherever you find them. They’ll be gone soon enough, I’ll warrant, when they find out that they can’t hijack the Church.

BMD

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

US Senate Committee Approves Magnitsky Bill

One of the main reasons for the Magnitsky Bill is that Russia wiped up the floor with one of America’s lickspittle allies, Georgia, in the ’08 South Ossetia WarJohn McCain is a supporter of the Magnitsky bill… John McCain is (or was) a paid shill for the Georgian government (and remained such during the entire 2008 US Presidential election)… any questions? Oh, yes… the Georgians started the war by firing rockets on sleeping civilians… that’s what American Republicans applaud. 

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On Tuesday, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill that would impose sanctions on Russian officials allegedly linked to Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky’s death in 2009. The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, sponsored by US Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), seeks to impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of 37-year-old Russian lawyer Magnitsky, as well as in other gross human rights abuses in Russia. Russia strongly objects to the act, but it has broad support in Congress, although the Obama administration doesn’t look too enthusiastic about it.

In November 2008, the cops arrested Magnitsky on tax evasion charges days after accusing police investigators of a 230 million USD tax refund fraud, and he died after almost a year in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention centre in Moscow. A probe into his death revealed that the lawyer, who was suffering from untreated pancreatitis and a heart condition, didn’t receive proper medical treatment. Human rights activists pointed to multiple violations of his rights during his arrest and in detention, including signs that prison guards beaten him hours before his death.

Russia warned that it’d respond to the adoption of the bill in kind, imposing restrictions on US officials. The US State Department issued visa bans on several dozen Russian officials in connection to the Magnitsky case in July 2011. In response, Russia imposed travel bans on several US officials. A group of influential US senators, including former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, proposed in mid-March to cancel the Jackson-Vanik amendment, but simultaneously adopting the Magnitsky bill. The Jackson-Vanik amendment, passed in 1974, barred favourable trade relations with the Soviet Union because it wouldn’t let Jews emigrate. The restrictions imposed by Jackson-Vanik are often waived, but they remain in place, and are a thorn in the side of Russia-US trade relations.

The Magnitsky case, along with the Jackson-Vanik amendment and the rift over the Syrian crisis, are major stumbling blocks in the “reset” of US-Russian relations. The Obama administration, which has been evasive about the proposed legislation, on said on 18 June that it considers it necessary to distinguish between the adoption of the Magnitsky blacklist and the repeal of the Jackson-Vanik amendment.

27 June 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120627/174259708.html

Saturday, 18 February 2012

18 February 2012. What the Church REALLY Teaches on Social Welfare…

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Editor’s Foreword:

I don’t consider myself to be an “official source” or a “spokesman” for the Church. I’m going to refute the idiots named below with statements of our real leaders and reports of what the Church has really done.  We really have to shut these ignorant children up. They’re making the Church look ridiculous. I’m not the only person who feels this way…

BMD

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There’s been much “Sturm und Drang” from self-appointed konvertsy “spokesmen” for the Church. In fact, they’re trying to ally the Church with the worst elements of the Republican Party. Lately, some have trumpeted that the Obama administration‘s attempting to subvert religious liberty. I’m not lying… that’s what they’re saying. Those of us who don’t move in konvertsy circles often don’t realise how unhinged and cultish these jabronies are. They’re not decent and grounded human beings… they’re foaming-at-the-mouth members of the Religious Right, and they wish to drag our Church and Our Lord Christ through the muck with them. The worst are the so-called “Touchstonistas”… most are affiliated with a rag out of Chicago called Touchstone Magazine. If I were to name the Top Terrible Five, I’d have to say that they’re:

  • Patrick Henry Reardon
  • James Kushiner
  • Terrence Mattingly
  • Rod Dreher
  • Josiah Trenham

Before we go into more detail, let’s see what unhinged shit appears in Touchstone Magazine… here’s a sample:

Is it a sin to vote Democratic? Usually yes, because a vote for a Democrat is a vote for a supporter of abortion or a vote that strengthens a party whose only sacred tenet is the right to unrestricted abortion.

http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=16-03-003-e#ixzz1mlxLBuNq

Then, His Holiness is in sin, because he’s personal friends with Fidel Castro and Gennady Zyuganov… Fr Vsevolod Chaplin’s in sin, because he cooperates with the KPRF… the parish priests of the MP are in sin, because they told their parishioners to vote “Left” during the last parliamentary election in the RF… need I continue? Take a look at the image below… a priest of the Church is standing willingly with state officials, KPRF operatives, and ordinary folks at a send-off for conscripts in North Ossetia.

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As the above image shows, the REAL Church has NO problem with the Left… NONE AT ALL. Our priests stand with Leftist politicians in the public square… NO PROBLEMO! They do so because the Church and the Left speak the same language. The Cross and the Red Banner are compatible… Christ and the Almighty Dollar are not… HE SAID SO! Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon. The GOP is the Mammon Party par excellence, it wants to cut taxes on the Affluent Effluent, rip apart the Social Safety Net, and wage endless hellishly-expensive wars in foreign parts.  They bow down low in adoration before the Seven Princes of Hell, yet, they think that their espousal of greed, self-worship (aren’t they samobogtsy (self-gods), as we Russians say?), and “rugged individualism” honours Christ (I kid you not… they actually believe such juvenile and mind-numbing rot). Look at the painting by Glazunov below, and it’ll give you an idea why these dimwits are so easily led astray.

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Christ and Antichrist

Ilya Glazunov

1999

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I’ll tell you what’s so ironical about it all. These rightwing paladins forever quote the Canons, Fathers, and Philokalia at us, yet, Satan fools them with the oldest trick in the book. Just because it LOOKS right doesn’t mean that it IS right. They’re really a sorry lot.

For instance, Reardon was refused ordination by Feodosy Lazor, but that didn’t suit him, so, he ran off to get ordained by Saliba. Of course, the fact that Reardon had been ordained twice before (by the RCs and Episkies) was the reason he was turned down (that’s what a source in western PA told me). Needless to say, he screams about “obedience” all the time. Delicious, isn’t it? Kushiner is really a Jesus Freak retread with no Orthodox education whatsoever. He was never an Episcopalian, though… he was a run-of-the-mill happy-clappy Evangelical, but after college got involved with the Jesus Movement and the anti-institutional vibe of his day, he eventually started a “house church” in Chicago in 1972 that became the nucleus of Reardon’s present parish. Mattingly’s a former Baptist who’s never left the fold intellectually or spiritually. Dreher’s an oddbod neocon, a former writer for National Review, who’s been in the Church less than ten years, his main influences were the questionable Dmitri Royster and the “Uncrowned Queen of the Konvertsy“, Freddie M-G. Josiah Trenham’s another single-tracker… his main hobby-horse is a loopy opposition to artificial birth control. The Church doesn’t forbid it… that ends it for me. All those who don’t like the Church’s position should become Catholics, then, they’d be consistent, at least. The figure that binds it all together is Gleb Podmoshensky… Reardon speaks of St Pavel Florensky, and that’s a dead giveaway that he’s one of Podmoshensky’s acolytes… the real Church has NOT canonised Florensky, and it never shall because Florensky was an unrepentant heretic (just because he died in the GULag doesn’t make him a martyr). Dreher’s connection to Podmoshensky came via Freddie M-G (they were both reported in Platina at the same time). All of the above-named have some sort of connection to the Guru of Platina (as does Jonas Paffhausen, by the way). Did I mention that Podmoshensky was deposed by the ROCOR Holy Synod… and that all of these konvertsy had NO problem with association with a deposed cleric? Interesting, isn’t it?

In short, the 2 February statement by a small group of bishops purporting to speak for all Orthodox bishops is bogus to the core. It’s not on either the OCA or ROCOR main official websites. Fancy that. It might be because we DON’T agree with the Catholics on birth control and that’s that. In any case, all that Catholic hospitals are being told is that any health insurance plan that they offer to employees must include contraceptive services, that’s all. In fact, many non-Catholics work for Catholic hospitals, so, the Catholics can’t force their religious beliefs on others. The shoe pinches when its on the other foot, doesn’t it? Most Catholic women use artificial birth control, as do most Orthodox women… so, in real terms, its moot. My take on it is that the RCs are trying to divert attention from their latest scandal (that’s true of us too… how do you spell S-T-O-R-H-E-I-M?).

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Sad, ain’t it? Much noise and fury… yet, signifying nothing in the end. They’re nothing but a bunch of bible bashers running about in funny robes. Let’s leave with a statement by a REAL Church leader, Fr Vsevolod Chaplin:

We need to think it over carefully before we answer any appeal of this sort, no matter how spontaneous, emotional, or passionate… they seem to say, “Be with us, not with them; be with us against them, don’t meet with Churov, don’t meet withNavalny, only meet with those whom we recommend”. In future, such pressure will never be effective, and we must confront it; we must say that the Church is open to all, it won’t side with one against another in civil disputes. It’s a fact that people can express their views; they can participate in the political process, to try to influence government decisions. However, at the same time, the Church will never side with those who are trying to sow civil disorder and attack our statehood, as such.

That’s what the REAL Church teaches. You can follow Touchstone or you can follow the Church… it’s up to you.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 18 February 2012

Albany NY

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