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josh

No.  He was cleaning a window and fell out.

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Ha ha. A "multipolar democratic world", read cartel of Empires to keep the entire human race in slavery. Getting lessons from the Russians about democracy is especially delicious.

The Pharaohs would be proud. There will be no escaping that. There will be no opportunity for self-imposed exile. You will conform or be killed.

Then the living will envy the dead.

josh

Maksim Borodin fell from his apartment in Yekaterinburg, a major city in the Urals, last week and died from his injuries in hospital on Sunday, news agencies reported.

He worked for the news service Noviy Den (New Day) and recently wrote on the deaths of employees of the so-called "Wagner Group", the private army Moscow is using in Syria.

"There are no grounds for launching a case," the local investigative committee told the TASS news agency Monday.

http://www.france24.com/en/20180416-russian-reporter-maksim-borodin-syria-mercenaries-balcony-fall

bekayne

Another one (lawyer for Magnitsky). It's defenestration season in Russia.

Doug Woodard

Democracy is so messy; we have to tidy things up:

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/yekaterinburg-lawmakers-vote-abolish-may...

 

NDPP

The Rape of Russia (and vid)

http://thesaker.is/the-rape-of-russia-saker-blog-exclusive-interview/

"Introduction by Pepe Escobar. This extensive interview by financial journalist Lars Schall is largely centered on Chapter 3 - The Rape of Russia - of Engdahl's new book: Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance. As Engdahl notes, if we don't understand what happened in Russia in the 1990s it's absolutely impossible to contextualize the neocons and US Thinktank land's deep hatred and 24/7 demonization campaign of Putin's Russia..."

NDPP

WADA Reveals Worst Doping Cheaters in 2016

https://on.rt.com/948j

"Russia not even in top 5..."

 

Western Media Silent As Rodchenkov's Russian Doping Claims Fail To Stand Up in Court

https://on.rt.com/947h

"Russian officials plan to sue Grigory Rodchenkov, whose testing played a big part in the country's Olympic bans, after a sports court rejected his claims. In a landmark ruling in February, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) , the highest legal authority in such cases, reversed the lifebans of 28 Russian sportsmen and gave them back their medals..."

Doug Woodard

Domestic battery surges in Russia after decriminalization:

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/domestic-battery-surges-russi...

One of those old Russian traditions the Putinists value so much.

NDPP

And a Canadian one too alas...

Canada's Family Violence Rates Are Staggering, Says New Report

https://globalnews.ca/news/3018215/canadas-family-violence-rates-are-sta...

progressive17 progressive17's picture

NDPP wrote:

And a Canadian one too alas...

Canada's Family Violence Rates Are Staggering, Says New Report

https://globalnews.ca/news/3018215/canadas-family-violence-rates-are-sta...

From the above article:

"Just under 9 million, or about one-in-three, Canadians said they had experienced abuse before the age of 15."

How many of them were brats who had it coming anyway? That's what I was told when I was drowned, suffocated, strangled, burned with cigarette butts, etc.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Back in the 1950s, when I was in elementary school, the saying "Spare the rod and spoil the child" was still widely accepted by parents in Canada. My own father, who was a lawyer, and later a judge, used a leather belt to discipline myself and my siblings, and this was not considered anything special. I can still vividly remember how painful it was, and what the welts on my butt looked like. I think we've made quite a bit of progress since then.

NDPP

A worthy and related drift this. Yes, I experienced it too as did many of my friends. At 16 I'd had enough, ran away and lived happily ever after. More on the Russian case here:

Psychology Becomes Law - Or is it Bible Bashing? Or Another Case of the Russian Beast?

http://johnhelmer.net/psychology-becomes-law-or-is-it-bible-bashing-or-a...

"The VTsIOM poll shows that a very large majority (78%) of Russians condemn all forms of violence inside the family. That leaves a 19% minority saying it favors the use of force within the family. Roughly the same size minority supports prison sentences for battery. A majority supports decriminalization with a combination of lesser penalties - fines, community service and brief detention - although not for the Church's reason, as this group believe, the administrative measures would increase reporting by victims, and add to deterence..."

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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WADA Reveals Worst Doping Cheaters in 2016

https://on.rt.com/948j

"Russia not even in top 5..."

Heavens!

1.  were those other cheaters aided by their government?

2.  were those other cheaters allowed to keep competing unconditionally?

3.  did those other cheaters cry and cry and cry about it, like Russia?

NDPP

Vice President For Capitulation - Putin Decides What Job To Give Kudrin

http://johnhelmer.net/vice-president-for-capitulation-putin-decides-what...

"President Vladimir Putin is considering whether to appoint a vice president for negotiating an end to sanctions with the US and European Union (EU) and an about turn in Russia's foreign and defense policy..."

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Quote:

WADA Reveals Worst Doping Cheaters in 2016

https://on.rt.com/948j

"Russia not even in top 5..."

Heavens!

1.  were those other cheaters aided by their government?

2.  were those other cheaters allowed to keep competing unconditionally?

3.  did those other cheaters cry and cry and cry about it, like Russia?

Wow you sure do hate Russia with a passion. 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Quote:
Wow you sure do hate Russia with a passion.
Quote:

Was that supposed to answer one of my questions, or all three of them?

Would it be fair of me to ask, plainly, whether you think Russia did nothing wrong?  And hope you could also answer plainly?

 

NDPP

Kanye West A Russian Spy!

https://youtu.be/AGfIzUCEwZw

"Kanye West is a 'witting asset of Russian intelligence' because alternative theories...are not nearly as compelling."

How To Silence RT Forever

https://steemit.com/media/@caitlinjohnstone/how-to-silence-rt-forever

"Loyalists of the western empire have been growing increasingly honest about their desire to use censorship and propaganda to win an 'information war' against Russia...."

progressive17 progressive17's picture

I'm just digging down for non-spam threads as I take a break from reading some of the Civil Code. As far as Russia goes, I am glad that business over Syria seems to have cooled down a bit. Now we need some Western warmongers like the Canadian foreign affairs minister to cool down a bit as well.

NDPP
lagatta4

Today is Victory Day in Russia and some other former Soviet republics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLJ2_2BVNFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiYkHT9CwSY with English subtitles

Of course so many of those soldiers never returned home...

A more heroic one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAvgDhI01_A

NDPP

Putin's First Post Inaugural Session Before State Duma

https://youtu.be/vKCC9eBQ_vk

"Russia will diversify its international reserves and strengthen national economic sovereignty. Russia needs to break away from the dollar."

NDPP

Talks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57441

"Vladimir Putin had talks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu..."

NDPP

Russia is Opposed To A War Between Iran and Israel

http://www.voltairenet.org/article201027.html

"Although for the most part observers are taking sides in the Russo-US conflict and hoping for the victory of their camp, Moscow is attempting to calm the atmosphere in the Middle East. It is therefore opposed to an attack on Israel by Iran, just as it was opposed to an Israeli operation against Iran in 2008.

A preparatory meeting of the World Conference on the follow-through of the nuclear non-proliferation Treaty is currently under way in Geneva. Iran and Russia are presently defending a motion which aims to declare the Middle East a 'zone free from nuclear weapons - a motion opposed by Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Western powers..."

bekayne
NDPP

Looks to me like Bibi is definitely the boss hog at this party...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Wow you sure do hate Russia with a passion.
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Was that supposed to answer one of my questions, or all three of them?

Would it be fair of me to ask, plainly, whether you think Russia did nothing wrong?  And hope you could also answer plainly?

 

The list of the worst offenders was topped by Italy, whose athletes committed 147 violations over the course of 2016. Italy is followed by France and the US, which have 86 and 76 doping offences respectively. Australia, with 75 doping cases, and Belgium, with 73, are in fourth and fifth places in the report. Russia, which has repeatedly been accused of doping by Western countries, tied for sixth place with India, with 69 officially confirmed violations.

Forty-three Russian athletes were disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and banned by the IOC after the Olympic body followed up the WADA investigation, although 28 of those had their results reinstated and bans overturned after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Those 28, however, were not invited to Pyeongchang by the IOC.

So tell me do you think that Lance Armstrong and his teammates were just independent actors? The fact that the athletes were Russian means you vilify them sustantially more than any other athletes. You are so set in your Cold War mentality one would think it was 1980. 

Riders on Armstrong’s team, the agency said, also kept a constant lookout for testers and relayed information about them to one another. Team officials often seemed to know when a supposedly unannounced drug test would occur.

When the testers could not be avoided, Armstrong and his teammates turned to drug masking, the report said. It indicated that during the 1998 world championships, testers were diverted to other riders on the United States team while one of Armstrong’s doctors “smuggled a bag of saline under his raincoat, getting it past the tester and administering saline to Armstrong before Armstrong was required to provide a blood sample.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/sports/cycling/how-lance-armstrong-be...

6079_Smith_W

Just a reminder that the ban was not about numbers of athletes, and in fact 168 athletes from Russia competed in the most recent Olympic Games:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/28/russia-says-ioc-reinstated...

NDPP

Russia Connects Mainland With Crimea, Opening Europe's Longest Bridge

https://youtu.be/NmFp4M3EuSQ

"A new 19 km bridge connecting the mainland with the Crimean Peninsula has been officially opened, making Russia the host of Europe's largest bridge."

josh
josh

Apparently, reports of his death were greatly exaggerated.

NDPP

Russians killed by Ukrainians is hardly news. Neither is the automatic assumption Putin did it. Doesn't mean it's true. As the World Cup nears and G7 too, we may expect to hear more and more of these bad Putin, evil Russia 'news' stories.

'Assassinated' Journalist Babchenko alive, Kiev Says, Accusing Russia of Murder Plot

https://on.rt.com/96fk

NDPP

First the Skripals, Now Arkady Babchenko came Back From the Dead

https://t.co/ib0Ug5hKPA

"Why would anyone now believe a word of what they say?"

 

"Gosh, maybe we don't have a fucking clue about what's really going on in Ukraine."

https://twitter.com/MarkAmesExiled/status/1001949958684250113

Bingo!

NDPP

The Purpose of the Babchenko Hoax

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/05/the-purpose-of-the-babchenko-hoax.html

"The Ukrainian secret-service SBU claims it plotted the fake murder of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko in Kiev to uncover a real murder plot by the Russian state. That makes no sense at all. The hoax is one of several incidents which dangerously escalate the new cold war. 

As former British ambassador Craig Murray comments on the SBU's explanation: 'If you believe that particular piece of Ukrainian propaganda you are even more stupid than I had already deduced..."

Canada does. 'Slava Ukraini' [Sieg Heil!] say all its politicians. Especially our FM! Canada IS stupid. Likes it that way.

NDPP

Putin Holds Annual Direct-Line 2018 Q&A

https://youtu.be/JFyfu9um_Ts

NDPP

No Thanks: Why Russia is Wary of Borrowing Abroad

https://sptnkne.ws/hKq9

"Worried by Russia's small foreign debt, international creditors are advising it to borrow more, but Russia's Central Bank believes that investments, not loans, are the way to go. Russia's $525 billion foreign debt is dwarfed by $7.5 trillion in Britain, 5 trillion in France, $4.8 trillion in Germany and a whopping $21 trillion in the US. A balanced budget is another reason why Russia does not need to borrow abroad. This year Russia will have a budget surplus..."

josh
NDPP

Who's Afraid of a Trump-Putin Summit?  (and podcast)    -   by Stephen Cohen

https://www.thenation.com/article/whos-afraid-trump-putin-summit/

"If it actually occurs, never in the 75-year history of such US-Russian meetings will an American president have had so much opposition and so little support here at home..."

 

josh

How can anyone oppose the summit?  How else can Trump and Putin personally exchange their payoffs.

WWWTT

NDPP wrote:

No Thanks: Why Russia is Wary of Borrowing Abroad

https://sptnkne.ws/hKq9

"Worried by Russia's small foreign debt, international creditors are advising it to borrow more, but Russia's Central Bank believes that investments, not loans, are the way to go. Russia's $525 billion foreign debt is dwarfed by $7.5 trillion in Britain, 5 trillion in France, $4.8 trillion in Germany and a whopping $21 trillion in the US. A balanced budget is another reason why Russia does not need to borrow abroad. This year Russia will have a budget surplus..."

forgot one, and a fucking huge one at that! Japan! 9.4 tril.  As per ppp, Russia has the 5th largest economy with japan, India US and China at the top. When you account for the overinflated effect debt has on the economy, Russia actually has the 4th largest behind India. 

Another special note is the Russian economy has surpassed Germany! And is growing!

This is a strong indicator that western nations have a weaker international influence. After all, Russia trades mostly with Eurasian countries such as China and India. 

Western sanctions on Russia probably hurt western nations more than Russia 

NDPP

'It's A Historical Epoch' (and vid)

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49753.htm

Interview with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Trump and Putin have the two largest nuclear arsenals in the world. There might be something worth talking about there.

Many Americans complain that Russian hackers somehow bought $500 worth of Facebook ads and swung the US election. They must blame anything but their own stupidity and technological incompetence.

If that little can affect the US election, doesn't that say more about American stupidity than anything that Russia could do? Compared to America, Russia is an economic pipsqueak. $50k vs. $9k GDP/capita. How could America, which supposedly invented the Internet and all the computers connected to it, not manage this situation? America has no one to blame but America. But still, certain Americans want to blame Russia. Time to grow up!

Hillary Clinton was definitely hawkish on Russia. She would have gone to war at the slightest pretext. 

No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. - H. L. Mencken. 

NDPP

Fears growing over prospect of Trump 'peace deal' with Putin. Fears growing over Trump 'peace deal' with Putin. Fears growing over peace deal. Fears over peace. Fear peace. Fear. Peace.

*facepalm*

https://twitter.com/caitoz/status/1012315716098318337

josh

Not since Hitler met Mussolini has there been such a hopeful meeting.

NDPP

*facepalm*

Sean in Ottawa

Astonishing how rhetoric is trusted by so many people.

Just call missiles peacemakers and the line-up of people lauding them will start. On both sides of course.

There also seems to be a desire for assumptions of simplicity -- if this approach is bad then the opposing one must be good....

There is no evidence at all that Trump or Putin are interested in peace any more than those they are against. There is no evidence to suggest that their plans are as benign as others suggest -- just becuase the system they want to upset is also not benign.

The enemy of your enemy does not have to be your friend.

NorthReport
NDPP

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/07/the-holes-in-the-officia...

"Here I examine the credibility of this story..."

NorthReport
NDPP

New Russian Armaments To Influence Dialogue With US on Strategic Stability - Experts

http://tass.com/defense/1014142

"...The US will have to take account of the reality that has emerged, of the new armament systems we've developed,' Bystritsky said. 'While conducting talks the US will have to bear in mind this factor does exist..."

 

The Great Dollar Dump: Russia Liquidates US Treasury Holdings

https://on.rt.com/9aji

"The share of US sovereign debt bongs in Russia's portfolio has been reduced dramatically. The head of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina said in May that slashing of the holdings was the result of a systematic assessment of all kinds of risk, including financial, economic and geopolitical..."

bekayne

NDPP wrote:

New Russian Armaments To Influence Dialogue With US on Strategic Stability - Experts

http://tass.com/defense/1014142

"...The US will have to take account of the reality that has emerged, of the new armament systems we've developed,' Bystritsky said. 'While conducting talks the US will have to bear in mind this factor does exist..."

 

Masturbating over the latest Russian weaponry is what all peace loving people do. 

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