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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

DNR Reduced Prices for Vital Fruits and Vegetables up to 50 Percent

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Today, DNR Minister of Economic Development Yevgeniya Samokhina told journalists that the government cut the price of vital fruits and vegetables under the state programme “Social Vegetables”, stating, “We achieved our most important goal… to reduce the prices for vital vegetables. For example, the cost of bell peppers in the markets fell from 22 to 13 Grivnya (60 to 35 Roubles. 6.20 to 3.70 Renminbi. 64 to 38 INR. 1 to 0.59 USD. 1.30 to 0.76 CAD. 1.36 to 0.81 AUD. 0.90 to 0.54 Euros. 0.65 to 0.38 UK Pounds). Our programme led to a decrease in prices for fruits and vegetables overall, not only in Donetsk. We saw prices for vegetables fall in all markets in the capital region. In particular, the price of courgettes (zucchini) in the Voroshilov Market was 18.40 Grivnya (50 Roubles. 5.20 Renminbi. 54 INR. 0.84 USD. 1.08 CAD. 1.14 AUD. 0.76 Euros. 0.54 UK Pounds); now, its price has fallen to 9.20 Grivnya (25 Roubles. 2.60 Renminbi. 27 INR. 0.42 USD. 0.54 CAD. 0.57 AUD. 0.38 Euros. 0.27 UK Pounds).  Other vegetables fell in price by 12 Grivnya (33 Roubles. 3.40 Renminbi. 35 INR. 0.55 USD. 0.70 CAD. 0.75 AUD. 0.50 Euros. 0.35 UK Pounds), an almost 50 percent reduction”.

The DNR Ministry of Economic Development developed the “Social Vegetables” programme. Its first project began on 24 July, at a market-fair in Kuibyshev Raion in Donetsk. Buyers had a choice of a range of vegetables at reduced prices (up to 60 percent off) on offer for sale. The Ministry plans to operate such market-fairs every ten days. Detailed information on this programme is on the DNR Ministry of Economic Development official website.

28 July 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/ekonomika/vlasti-dnr-snizili-ceny-na-socialno-znachimye-ovoshhi-i-frukty-mer.html

Editor:

I’m assuming that the prices are per kilo. A local market has the following prices for the two veggies mentioned above:

  • 1.07 USD/pound green peppers (non-organic)
  • 1.54 USD/pound zucchini squash (non-organic)

Green peppers would be 2.36 USD (140 Roubles. 15 Renminbi. 150 INR. 3 CAD. 3.25 AUD. 2.15 Euros. 1.50 UK Pounds)/kilo and courgettes (zucchini) would be 3.40 USD (202 Roubles. 21 Renminbi. 218 INR. 4.40 CAD. 4.65 AUD. 3.10 Euros. 2.20 UK Pounds)/kilo. The American price for courgettes (zucchini) is 810 percent of that in the DNR, or, to put it the other way round, the subsidised DNR price is 12.35 percent of the American one. The American price for green peppers is 400 percent of that in the DNR, or put this one the other way round, the subsidised DNR price is 25 percent of the American one. This means that the socialist subsidised DNR prices are very fair, indeed.

Note this, readers… the Peoples Republics are doing their best to build a fair socialist society. The Church backs that 100 percent, to the max! On the other hand, the Galician Uniate/schismo nationalist fascist junta is a neoliberal nihilist hell… the bosses continually raise prices and wages are so far in arrears that it’s a crime. The USA supports the Uniate/schismo fascists… not the socialists! Both John McCain and Chilly Hilly support the fascists. Both Butcher Biden and Ted Cruz support the fascists. Will Bernie support the socialists? Time will tell us…

BMD

Monday, 15 June 2015

15 June 2015. Back to the Future in Simferopol… “Last Bell 2015″

00 simferopol. crimea. last bell 2015. 12.06.15

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The Crimea is now one of the most “Red” portions of Russia. It was a KPU stronghold under “Ukrainian” occupation… it’s a KPRF bastion now. The people of the Crimea are NOT going to give in to Western pressure. Look at these kids… the “Last Bell” is the last day of school, it’s like an American High School graduation day. Friends tell me that the people of the Crimea have swiftly removed ALL signs of the “Ukrainian” occupation. They’re RUSSIAN, and that’s that. Even people of “Ukrainian” background refuse to speak Galician pidgin… everybody speaks Russian or Surzhik. The people want the USSR back… they want the social programmes, the focus on internal development, and the pride that goes with being one of the global powers. Make no mistake on it… Russia has stopped cringing before the toddler Anglo Americans.

The New Russia amalgamates the best of the Old Russian, Tsarist, and Soviet legacies… it owes NOTHING to Anglo American juvenile notions… this upsets the USA. They’d best get used to it. Russia is going to follow its own way… the USA doesn’t have the strength to stop them. Look at this picture… not only do the people of the Crimea want the USSR back, so do most of the people in the notional “Ukraine”. It’s only a matter of time before the American puppet state falls, just like the Republic of Vietnam did in 1975. God willing, the time won’t be long… to cut short the suffering.

BMD

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

10 June 2015. A Colloquy with a Correspondent on Bernie Sanders

00 greed. 10.06.15

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It’s time to take patriotism back from the loudmouth rightwing asshats… after all, most of the loudest ones are yellow cowards who refused to serve… yet scream for war… none dare call that what it is… hypocritical anti-patriotism!

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00 Bernie Sanders. rich man. 09.06.15

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My interlocutor is in italics.

BMD

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Did you see where Bernie’s in it to win? I know that Far Lefties don’t like him. I say, “It’s a vast improvement… let’s take it”.

I agree. Incremental steps to the Left are better than leaps to the Right. Leftist friends supported Cynthia McKinney for this reason.

Bernie ain’t incremental. He wants to slay the “conservative” dragon. I’ve come to hate “conservatism” (it isn’t Conservative at all… its hyper-Liberalism… they lionise Burke, an arch-Whig). Diefenbaker wasn’t Harper… Ike wasn’t Cruz or Rubio. However, in the Anglosphere, One Nation Conservatism is dead… the Free Market Moneybags killed it (oddly enough, Conservatism, as long as aristos ran it, wasn’t as feral as “conservatism” is). Anyone who describes themselves as “conservative” is evil, incoherent, or simply ignorant. American “conservatism” is satanic and Antichristian, and that’s that… yes, I do think that Evangelicalism is the “Religion of the Antichrist” and that we consort with it at our peril.

It’s incremental to some people’s agendas! 

Bernie’s the best deal on the market. You can have half a loaf or no loaf at all.

BMD

Saturday, 6 June 2015

6 June 2015. Socialism is GOOD! It’s Time to Push Back at Those Lying Loudmouthed Republican Asshats!

00 democratic socialism. 06.06.15

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The Republican Party has fed the American public lies about the New Deal since 1946. Until 1981, there were sufficient people who’d been adults in the Great Depression who knew how the New Deal saved the USA from an armed revolution (1932 was the pits… that year saw the largest CPUSA vote in US history). Now, it’s time to reverse EVERYTHING that the Republican asshats have done since 1946! Repeal Taft-Hartley! Roll back privatisation! Apologise to the patriots (or their families) slandered by Republican liars! Apologise to the Rosenberg family for the execution of their innocent mother! Regulate Wall Street at least as much as we did in 1980!

NO CORPORATE OR OLIGARCH FREELOADERS!

You do not compromise with a rabid dog. Republicans are ravening beasts intent on ravishing America and the world to enrich the Affluent Effluent. Nothing else matters to them. Didn’t they nominate the draft-dodger and outsourcer Willy Romney in 2012? He called for incessant and endless war, even though he was a yellow coward who refused to serve himself! That is, the Republican Party spits on patriotism.

We can have Democratic Socialism or we can have Oligarchic Tyranny. There are no other choices on offer.

CHOOSE WELL…

BMD

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