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Monday, 1 July 2013

Snowden Breaks Silence… Thanks Ecuador for Helping Him Get to Russia

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For the first time, former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden broke his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago. He stated that he remains free to make new disclosures about American spying activity. In a letter to Ecuador seen by Reuters, Snowden said that the USA was illegally persecuting him for revealing the PRISM electronic surveillance programme. He also thanked Ecuador for helping him get to Russia and for considering his asylum request.

1 July 2013

Voice of Russia World Service



Sunday, 25 November 2012

Gay Jesus Play Charged With Blasphemy in Greece

THIS image is far more blasphemous than Corpus Christi is… reflect on the fact that some konvertsy bishops and priests want to ally the Church with crackbrained “Evangelicals” who create such rubbish. That being said, Corpus Christi isn’t healthy… truly, it’s counter-factual, isn’t it? All things have “levels”… the above is WORSE than Corpus Christi because it pretends to be “Christian“… interesting, that, no?


After weeks of protests by Greek Orthodox clergy and Greek rightwing groups, the public procurator‘s office in Athens filed charges of blasphemy against the actors and the director and producer of an American play that depicted Jesus Christ and his Apostles as gay. According to Reuters, the team behind Corpus Christi, a 1997 play by American playwright Terrence McNally, faced charges of “insulting religion” and “malicious blasphemy”, based on a lawsuit by Metropolitan Seraphim Mentzenopoulos of Piraeus against those involved in the play. Albanian-born director Laertis Vasiliou said, “What I see is that there are people who’ve robbed the country blind who aren’t in jail and the prosecutor turns against art”, referring to tax evaders and others blamed for driving Greece to near-bankruptcy. On Friday, police had the task of identifying production and cast members. If proven guilty, the defendants could face several months in prison.

Reuters reported that when the play opened at the Hytirio Theatre in downtown Athens last month, demonstrators, including members of Greece’s Neofascist Golden Dawn party, blocked the entrance and clashed with police. The party opposes immigration and calls for deportation of anyone who isn’t Greek-born. The play’s organisers said in a statement, “It wasn’t our intention to provoke ‘religious sentiment’ or to create tensions”. The Greek Reporter said that critics were comparing the attacks on the play to the prosecution of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot for staging an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow’s main cathedral. The co-ruling Democratic Left party described Greek blasphemy laws as “anachronistic” and called for their revision.

Reuters quoted Petros Constantinou, head of the United Against Racism and Fascist Violence Movement, as saying, “It’s the bullies and the neo-Nazis clashing outside the theatre who should be put on the stand and not the actors. The government’s panicking, and it’s looking to the far-right for crutches”. Constantinou described the decision as a “glorification of the Dark Ages“. Written in 1997 and first staged in New York in 1998, the play depicts Jesus and the Apostles as gay men living in modern-day Texas. In the play, Judas betrays Jesus because of sexual jealousy, and Jesus administers gay marriage between two apostles.

17 November 2012

Anugrah Kumar

Christian Post


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Obama Ahead in the Polls

The situation hasn’t changed much… which is BAD NEWS for Willy


US President Barack Obama has a 5 percent advantage in the polls over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Currently, Obama has the support of 48% of voters whilst his rival has 43 percent according to the results of a Reuters /Ipsos poll. Obama has led the polls since 7 September. Ipsos expert Julia Clark said, “At first, one could explain this by his growth in popularity after the Democratic convention”. Over the last seven days, Obama’s position hasn’t changed, whilst Romney’s popularity declined, in connection with the publication of a video where the Republican contender compared recipients of state benefits to freeloaders. According to experts, Obama has a 70 to 80 percent chance of retaining the White House.

21 September 2012

Voice of Russia World Service


Friday, 29 June 2012

29 June 2012. Who Woulda Thunk It… Fox News and CNN Misreported SCOTUS Ruling Today


Read this. Note this:

Moments after the court released the 193-page ruling, several media outlets… including CNN and Fox News… erroneously reported on-air that the court had struck down the mandate. CNN’s on-screen scroll blared, “BREAKING NEWS: INDIVIDUAL MANDATE STRUCK DOWN. Supreme Court finds measure unconstitutional”. It was a “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment for the 21st Century, New York Times reporter Charlie Savage tweeted, pointing to a screengrab of CNN’s premature scroll.


Millions of Americans get their news from CNN and Fox, in particular. “Fair and balanced”… I don’t know about that, but this certainly shows that one can’t trust either side of the Corporate Media coin, can you? They’re all overpaid shills… I attend to neither CNN nor Fox, and I don’t think that any thinking person does, to be frank. My sources run the gamut from The Economist to RIA-Novosti to al Jazeera to Reuters to Nezavisimaya Gazeta. We’ll get the Russian take on the ruling later today, no doubt; then, I’ll get it up for you guys. Never boring is it? Is l’Comedie humaine or is it l’Tragedie humaine… or is it a little bit of both?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 29 June 2012

Albany NY

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