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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman: “American Beer is Just Filthy Water”

01 beer and wurst

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Czech President Miloš Zeman eulogised his country’s trademark beverage, insulting American beer as “filthy water” during a presidential business summit in Kazakhstan. Asked which beer is the best in the world by long-time Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, Zeman didn’t hesitate. He said, “We’ve built several breweries here already. We might make good planes, cars, or other products, but most importantly, never forget… Czech beer is the best in the world. No American company that offers filthy water instead of beer can compete with us”.

Zeman just concluded 450 million USD (20.28 billion Roubles. 2.76 billion Renminbi. 27.9 billion INR. 508 million CAD. 524 million AUD. 363 million Euros. 287 million UK Pounds) worth of business deals between Kazakhstan and Prague during a two-day business forum that finishes on Tuesday. Zeman’s unsolicited sentiments might offend American brewers, but this is far from the most controversial statement the politician, elected last year, made in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, the Russian-speaking President gave a profane interview on Czech radio, calling the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, “fucked up” and “bitches”, translating their name into Czech as “cunts”. After claiming that police tactics used to put down pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989 weren’t a massacre, a crowd holding red cards in Prague pelted Zeman with eggs during last week’s 25th anniversary of the beginning of the fall of the Communist government in Czechoslovakia. Zeman roared at the crowd, “I’m not afraid of you!” In reply, the crowd shouted that Zeman mustn’t come near a monument commemorating Communist oppression.

All the while, he continued to insist that Russia didn’t initiate the conflict in the eastern Ukraine, insisting that the West must lift sanctions on Moscow, and recognise the Crimea as part of Russia. Prague pollster Median said that Zeman’s inflammatory statements caused his popularity to slump from 58 to 37 percent in the space of a month. In addition, last week’s poll numbers show that 71 percent of Czechs believe that Zeman’s behaviour and public statements harm the image of the country abroad.

24 November 2014

RT

http://rt.com/news/208459-zeman-beer-czech-filth/

Editor: 

The Czech crowd seems in the style of arranged American provocations (“colour revolutions”)… it’s much too similar to recent “protest” actions in Budapest and Kiev. The Anglo Americans aren’t very bright… they use the same stereotyped script in all instances. This means that the USA is desperate, but lacking in new ideas… their deluded opium dream of being the “sole superpower” is falling apart around their ears… they didn’t attend to the lessons of their defeat in the American-fomented aggression in South Ossetia in 2008. Russia did attend to the shortcomings in their forces that the South Ossetia campaign uncovered. There was much in the Russian media on it… Red Star had a great deal on it. Reflect on this… the Russians captured American computers in Gori full of intel… the Anglos deny it. What does that tell you about Anglo veracity and intelligence (in the sense of “street smarts”, IQ, and worldview)? It doesn’t speak well of it, does it?

BMD

Monday, 13 January 2014

Archbishop Rastislav Gont of Prešov Elected First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Czechia and Slovakia

00 Metropolitan Rastislav Gont of Prešov PCČKS. 13.01.14

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On 11 January 2014 in Prešov (Slovakia), the 13th (extraordinary) Sobor of the Orthodox Church of Czechia and Slovakia (PCČZS/PCČKS) took place. The Sobor endorsed the PCČZS Holy Synod decision to elevate Bishop Jáchym Hrdý as Archbishop of Prague and all Czechia. Then, under the PCČZS Charter, the Sobor elected Archbishop Rаstislav Gont of Prešov as Metropolitan of all Czechia and Slovakia by an absolute majority. The PCČZS Sobor is the highest doctrinal, constituent, administrative, and ecclesiastical authority of this canonical Local Church. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias sent congratulations to Archbishop Rаstislav of Prešov, to mark the latter’s election as First Hierarch of the PCČZS.

11 January 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3507758.html

Editor’s Note:

Archbishop Jáchym studied at the MDA and was a member of the brotherhood at the Trinity-St Sergei Lavra. Metropolitan Rаstislav studied at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Both are young men… Rastislav is 35, Jáchym is 40 (the other two PCČZS hierarchs are Archbishop Juraj Stránský of Michalovsko-Košická (aged 34) and Archbishop Simeon Jakovljević of Olomouck-Brno (aged 88)). By all accounts, the internal tussle is over. Two-thirds of the PCČZS parishes are in Slovakia, mainly in the eastern part of the country, in the Carpathian uplands.

BMD

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Czech Orthodox Church Head Resigns over Accusations of Philandering

01 JP and Krystof

Two shitbirds of a feather… JP and Krystof…  they’re both gone, now… good riddance to bad rubbish

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On Friday, a church official announced that Metropolitan Kryštof Pulec, the First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of all Czechia and Slovakia since 2006, stepped down amidst allegations from critics stating that he’d breached his oath as a monk by having sex with women, adding that Kryštof resigned on his own free will for the sake of church unity. Previously, Kryštof, 59, dismissed the accusations and said he’d take legal steps to clear his name. Last week, TV Nova reported that Kryštof had several girlfriends with whom he’s fathered children. It said the Holy Synod urged Kryštof to refute the accusations by mid-May. According to Nova, the Church accused Kryštof of having sex with a priest’s wife for seven years. In addition, she isn’t the only woman with whom Kryštof committed a sin. He fathered children with others, maybe up to ten of them, the synod said, cited by Nova. Kryštof said that he has two daughters, both born before he took an oath as a monk.

After Kryštof’s resignation, 87-year-old Bishop Simeon Jakovljević of BrnoOlomouc in Morava will be locum tenens for about 40 days until the Church chooses a new First Hierarch. On Friday, Simeon told journalists, “The metropolitan [Kryštof] registered certain rising tensions that got unnecessarily dramatised. He decided it would be prudent to step down to secure peace”. Simeon went on to state that, in the recent past, Kryštof had, perhaps, overworked; now, he can devote himself to academic study and prayer. He said that he took over Kryštof’s duties, and that he’ll supervise the preparations of the celebration of the 1,150th anniversary of the arrival of Christian missionaries Ss Cyril and Methodius to medieval Moravia. Simeon pointed up that Orthodox dignitaries from all over the world would arrive in Czechia in late May to attend the celebration.

Kryštof said that the accusation might have links to an in-process property settlement between the Czech state and churches, of which 1.14 billion Koruna  (1.82 billion Roubles. 57 million USD. 44 million Euros. 37 million UK Pounds) is to go to the Orthodox Church. On Thursday, Kryštof told TV Nova, “Some would like the money to be spent exclusively on humanitarian projects for seniors, ill people, and children. Others, however, say that the money should be deposited in funds to draw more money for priests’ [pay]“. There are about 100,000 Orthodox believers amongst 10.5-million Czechs. The number has risen, mainly due to the arrival of immigrants from the Ukraine and other countries with an Orthodox majority.

Kryštof, whose secular name is Radim Pulec, was born in Prague (Praha) on 29 June 1953. He studied at the Hussite Theological Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, graduated from the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Prešov, eastern Slovakia, and pursued distance studies at the Moscow Theological Academy. He earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1987. In 1974, he was ordained to the diaconate and as a priest. In 1985, he was tonsured, becoming a monk, taking the name Kryštof. He served at Prague’s Cathedral of SS Cyril and Methodius. In 1988, he was elected bishop of Olomouc and Brno. After the death of then-First Hierarch of Czechia and Slovakia Dorotej Filip in 2000, Kryštof became Archbishop of Prague and all Czechia. After the death of Slovak First Hierarch Nikolai Kocvár in May 2006, Kryštof became the Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in Czechia and Slovakia.

15 April 2013

Prague Monitor

http://praguemonitor.com/2013/04/15/czech-orthodox-church-head-resigns-over-breach-oath-accusation

 

Friday, 5 April 2013

5 April 2013. More from the Cabinet on Kryštof’s Canoodling…

00 Krystof card. 05.04.13

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01 JP and Krystof

In all of its low-res glory, here’s a snap of Kryštof with his bosom pal, JP… shitbirds of a feather flock together…

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Got this from the Cabinet:

  1. In Orthodox Christianity, ANY fornication is a mortal sin. It’s much more than “violating monastic vows“.
  2. He’s not popular because he’s a Renovationist. He’s foisted the “New Pascha” in a few places in Carpatho-Russia, and this has ticked-off A LOT of the more serious believers. They do NOT want to become “little Finland“.
  3. Well… thank God, it was women, not children/little altar boys.

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Don’t forget, JP had a more-than-decade-long dalliance with the proven sodomite Gleb Podmoshensky. If like calls unto like, and it does, what does that tell you about JP and Kryštof?

BMD

This Just In Department:

One of the Inner Cabinet whispered this:

Czech Old Catholic {KP‘s father was an Old Catholic priest: editor} convert Kryštof? He’s like the American Episcopalian convert Jonah. The bitter fruit of modernism, Kryštof is Anthony Bloom No 2.

A better description, I couldn’t give.

BMD

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