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  • This List Of Bands Banned On Soviet Radio Is A Real Head Scratcher

    06/03/2014 7:56:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 06.02.14 | Robo Panda
    Did you ever want to see AC/DC, The B-52′s, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, The Village People, and Julio Iglesias in the same place? Well then, you can either read my dream journal or check out this list of Western music banned on Soviet radio stations. The list was titled “The approximate list of foreign musical groups and artists whose repertoires contain ideologically harmful compositions” (catchy title) and was distributed to Communist Party officials in January of 1985. We like how they call it an “approximate list”. Everything in the USSR was so slapdash.
  • How Top Spies in Ukraine Changed the Nation's Path [2005 NYTimes article]

    05/03/2014 7:28:40 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/17/2005 | C.J. Chivers
    KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 16 - As protests here against a rigged presidential election overwhelmed the capital last fall, an alarm sounded at Interior Ministry bases outside the city. It was just after 10 p.m. on Nov. 28. More than 10,000 troops scrambled toward trucks. Most had helmets, shields and clubs. Three thousand carried guns. Many wore black masks. Within 45 minutes, according to their commander, Lt. Gen. Sergei Popkov, they had distributed ammunition and tear gas and were rushing out the gates. Kiev was tilting toward a terrible clash, a Soviet-style crackdown that could have brought civil war. And then,...
  • Chinese Army sends warships to Syria

    09/05/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 57 replies
    Aporrea ^ | 09/05/2013 | Correo del Orinoco
    [translated by google] 05-09-13.-The army of China on Thursday sent warships to the Syrian coast to observe the actions of U.S. vessels. UU. and Russia as tensions grow before a military attack against Syria. According to the Russian news website Telegrafist, the Chinese army sent Jinggangshan amphibious ship was seen sailing in the Red Sea to the Suez Canal. The report indicates that the vessel was not sent to participate in an action of aggression but is there to observe the actions of the U.S. warships. UU. and Russia. No clutch Jinggangshan equipped for fighting. The report also notes that...
  • Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been freed

    04/24/2014 10:05:44 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    poynter.org ^ | 24.04.2014 12:57 pm | Kristen Hare
    This tweet came from BBC Moscows acting bureau chief: Kevin Bishop @bishopk Urgent: hostage @SimonOstrovsky free and safe with me in car en route to Donetsk @RadioCanada J-Franois Blanger Simon Ostrovsky is free - BBC has spoken to him direct. He is on his way to Donetsk. VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health, VICE said in a statement to Poynter. We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Out of respect for Simon and his familys privacy, we have...
  • Moscow orders Kiev to withdraw troops from Ukraine's Donbass region

    04/23/2014 6:37:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 4-23-2014 | MARK MacKINNON
    <p>Russia has warned the Ukrainian government to pull its military from the restive southeast of its own territory, saying it could invade to protect pro-Russian separatists there just as it did in Georgia, another former Soviet republic that Moscow invaded six years ago.</p>
  • Top 10 Kremlin myths & lies used to justify Russian invasion of Ukraines Crimea

    03/06/2014 5:11:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 42 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 5, 2014, 4:04 p.m. | Brian Bonner, Ivan Verstyuk
    <p>The Soviet Kremlin was skilled at dishonesty from Vladimir Lenins a lie told often enough becomes the truth to Josef Stalins denial of Ukraines forced famine that killed millions and Mikhail Gorbachevs stonewalling about the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.</p>
  • Yanukovych calls for immediate removal of Ukrainian troops from the east

    04/21/2014 5:32:09 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 29 replies
    www.kyivpost.com ^ | April 21, 2014, 5:22 p.m | Isaac Webb
    Disgraced former President Victor Yanukovych called for urgent action to resolve the ongoing separatist violence in eastern Ukraine in a statement from Rostov-on-Don on April 21. Yanukovych requested the immediate removal of all Ukrainian Armed Forces from the east of Ukraine, sent there as a detachment of the so-called national guard, dressed in military uniforms and armed with automatic weapons and grenades. Yanukovych, who fled Ukraine on February 22 after being accused of ordering riot police to fire on activists demanding his removal from power, called for the immediate commencement of peaceful dialogue with the leaders of the eastern regions.
  • Pregnant journalist taken to hospital after pro-Kremlin leader ordered his aides to 'rape her'

    04/21/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 April 2014 | Will Stewart
    A pregnant journalist was recovering in hospital last night after a pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia told two male aides to violently rape her. Nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky launched his extraordinary tirade after reporter Stella Dubovitskaya asked him an innocuous question about sanctions against Ukraine. The 67-year-old MPs outburst came before a deadly gunfight at a Ukraine checkpoint controlled by pro-Russian separatists tore apart an Easter truce.
  • Museum of U.S.-Nato Aggression Opens in Vladikavkaz

    04/18/2014 6:05:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr. 17 2014 19:48 | The Moscow Times
    A museum dedicated to the victims of U.S. and NATO military aggression has opened in the North Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz. The exhibition, which is housed at the National Scientific Library of North Ossetia, opened Thursday to visitors over the age of 16, and displays artifacts "attesting" to "the state terrorism" of Western nations, organizer Vyacheslav Lagkuyev said, Interfax reported. Among the themes of the exhibition are the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan each of which has its own display in the museum. The U.S. war in Vietnam and the NATO bombing of Serbia are also detailed in...
  • Reagan Rediscovered

    06/08/2004 3:25:08 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 8 replies · 170+ views
    TAS ^ | 6/8/2004 | Paul M. Weyrich
    WASHINGTON -- This may shock you. During the eight years of the Reagan Presidency I was not his biggest fan. I looked not so much at what he accomplished but what he didn't accomplish. My expectations were that government would get smaller under President Reagan. It didn't. I was disappointed. I looked at the agencies left in place -- the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legal Services Corporation (which has done so much damage) and A.I.D. -- and I felt that the Reagan Administration did not make a real effort to curtail them. I was disappointed. Also there was...
  • Ukraine crisis: UN Security Council to hold emergency session on Ukraine (8PM Tonite)

    04/13/2014 1:46:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | 4-13-2014 | CBC/Reuters
    The United Nations Security Council will meet for an emergency session to discuss the escalating crisis in eastern Ukraine at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. "The Council will meet at 8 at Russia's request," a council diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Another diplomat said negotiations were under way on Ukraine's participation. Russia's Foreign Ministry said earlier it would put an urgent discussion of the situation in Ukraine on the Security Council agenda, calling Kiev's plans to mobilize the army to put down a rebellion by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine "criminal".
  • Russian MPs seek to sue Gorbachev over USSR collapse

    04/10/2014 11:56:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    rt.com ^ | April 10, 2014
    A group of MPs representing both majority and opposition parties have asked Russias Prosecutor General to probe the events leading to the breakup of the Soviet Union. They view possible action against former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. In the letter, signed by two MPs from United Russia, two Communists and one representative of populist nationalist party LDPR, the parliamentarians claim that at the March 1991referendum the majority of Soviet citizens voted that their country should remain united, and therefore the actions of several top officials that led to USSR breakup were unlawful. They also noted that in November 1991 the...
  • Satellite Images 'Show Russian Forces Massing'

    04/10/2014 11:45:31 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10 Apr 14 | Unknown
    Satellite images which appear to show Russian warplanes, combat helicopters, armour, artillery near Ukraine's border have been released. The organisation's top military commander in Europe, General Philip Breedlove said a probable airborne or special forces brigade deployement could also be spotted on the pictures as Russian armed forces maintained their presence the area's military bases.
  • Russias Giant Secret Spy Ship Killed Rats, Ruined Careers and Almost Got Blown Up TWICE

    02/14/2014 8:52:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Axe
    In June 1981, the Soviet Union began building a huge, nuclear-powered reconnaissance ship specifically designed to sail thousands of miles to the U.S. missile test site at the remote Kwajalein Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There, the vessel would sit for months, hoovering up electronic data in order to determine what Americas most secretive weapons could do. But the spy ship Ural, completed in May 1983, sailed only oncefrom the Baltic shipyard where she was built to her home port of Vladivostokand never went anywhere near Kwajalein. Hobbled by faulty hardware, cursed with bad luck and starved...
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as pivotal experiment; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably wont make Kasparov change his mind about the network thats airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldnt believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a pivotal experiment:
  • More than 100,000 protesters march in Ukraine over refusal to sign EU agreeement

    12/01/2013 9:43:25 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 52 replies
    FOX ^ | December 1, 2013 | AP
    KIEV, Ukraine –  More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving. The protest was led by prominent opposition politicians, who...
  • Four Historians Take On 'The Butler's' Racist Depiction of Reagan

    08/31/2013 9:48:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/30/2013 | Courtney Coren
    Four Ronald Reagan historians have slammed the portrayal of former President Reagan in the movie "The Butler," saying that the 40th president's "attitudes toward race" as shown in the movie are inaccurate. They begin the article, "What 'The Butler' gets wrong about Ronald Reagan and race," published in The Washington Post, by recounting instances in Reagan's life when he decried racism and took a stand for the African-American community. While serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, for example, "Ronald Reagan called upon the entertainment industry to provide greater employment for black actors." That position was controversial at the...
  • Putin Talks NSA, Syria, Iran, and Drones in Exclusive Video

    08/10/2013 6:10:00 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 19 replies
    youtube video from RT ^ | 8/10/2013 | Russia Today
    Putin talks NSA, Syria, Iran, and Drones in Exclusive Video
  • Red Sox rule!!! Yankees are toast, dead, kaput..A-Rod still sucks...and all other baseball stuff..

    08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 93 replies
    one man's opinion...
    OK..it's sort of a slow news day. All anyone wants to talk about is Megyn Kelly getting the 9pm slot at FOX News. So, rejoicing as I am in the completely unexpected success of my beloved Red Sox this season, and hopeful of pissing off as many Yankees fans as possible, I thought I'd start a baseball thread.
  • City Manager Says City is the Evil Empire

    02/18/2013 9:40:51 AM PST · by Desert_Vortex · 3 replies
    Desert Vortex News ^ | 2/16/2013 | Dean M Gray
    Using Dark Force to Maintain Sith Power DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA Sometimes a casual remark is all that is needed to reveal what a person really thinks. Kinda like the way liquor will loosen a mans lips. Obviously, the city of Desert Hot Springs is not the evil empire. But read the city managers emails and its obvious he thinks it is. This is no case of sloppy sentence construction. In an email to a private citizen Rick Daniels is caught politicking, using city equipment and on city time. The email to [Name Withheld] was attempting to sway this...
  • Obama's 'Evil Empire' Speech ( If he is the Reagan of the left, what is the 'evil empire'? )

    01/31/2013 6:42:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | Cindy Simpson
    If President Obama is truly the "Reagan of the Left," then it's only fair to ask: What does Obama consider "evil" and an "evil empire?" After all, since Obama's second inaugural address, commentators both left and right have been busily comparing Obama to Reagan. The Daily Beast: "[Obama] wants to do for liberalism...what Ronald Reagan did for conservatism." E.J. Dionne: "Obama's role model is Ronald Reagan[.]" Charles Krauthammer: "[Obama's] second inaugural address... is his self-proclamation as the Reagan of the Left." Besides noting the stark ideological differences of each president, most pundits agreed that Obama shares with Reagan not just...
  • Russia's Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill [Obama and Hillary "Reset" is MASSIVE FAILURE]

    12/28/2012 4:00:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/28/12
    President Vladimir Putin signed a controversial measure banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. families, the Kremlin said Friday. The action could affect hundreds of American families seeking to adopt. Americans adopted close to 1,000 Russian children last year, according to U.S. State Department figures.
  • Yankees' Derek Jeter fractures ankle, out for the year

    10/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 85 replies
    The New York Yankees' World Series hopes may have just taken a hit, as shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle in game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Jeter suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball in the top of the 12th inning, with New York trailing 5-4. He immediately went down in pain, staying face down momentarily.
  • Beijing tells US to 'shut up' over South China Sea tensions

    08/06/2012 2:09:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | August 6, 2012
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry's over the weekend condemned a U.S. State Department statement that said Washington was closely monitoring territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that China's establishment of a military garrison for the area risks "further escalating tensions in the region". The mosaic of rival territorial claims in the South China Sea has become Asia's worst potential military flashpoint. Beijing has said its disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other southeast Asian claimants should be settled one-on-one, and it has bristled at U.S. backing for a multilateral approach to solving the overlapping claims. "We are entirely entitled...
  • Growing Ties with Hanoi May Draw U.S. Deeper into South China Sea Dispute

    07/29/2012 12:51:30 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 27 replies
    During his visit to Vietnam in early June, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta displayed eagerness to have the U.S. military return to the bases it once occupied at Cam Ranh Bay. The Pentagon lost its foothold there when South Vietnam fell to communist forces in the mid-1970s, and military officials have longed to regain access. Once Washington established diplomatic relations with Hanoi in 1995, that objective seemed to be an attainable goal rather than a hopeless wish. The Vietnamese government, worried about Chinas growing power in the region, may now be receptive to a renewed U.S. military presence at...
  • US, China square off over South China Sea

    07/12/2012 2:17:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2012 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) The Obama administration pressed Beijing on Thursday to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government. It has endeared the U.S., however, to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' annual conference. Sitting across from each other at a long table in a grand hall with chandeliers, Clinton stressed the different ways Washington...
  • Can't We All Just Obey China?

    08/07/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 52 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 7, 2012 | Strategy Page
    China recently declared that most of the 3.5 million square kilometers South China Sea had become Sansha, the latest Chinese city. The area China claims is within the city limits comprises over two million square kilometers of largely open ocean and a few hundred tiny islands and reefs, many of which are only above water during low tide. Sansha is administered from one of the Paracel islands (Woody Island). The U.S. government responded by asking that China obey international law. China currently claims South China Sea areas close to neighboring nations, except for areas about 22 kilometers from the coast....
  • China media tell U.S. to "shut up" over South China Sea tensions

    08/05/2012 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Aug 6, 2012 12:25am EDT | (Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Michael Perry)
    China's state-run media ramped up condemnation of the United States on Monday over tensions in the South China Sea, with the Communist Party's top newspaper telling Washington to "Shut up" and charging it with "fanning flames" of division in the region. The Chinese Foreign Ministry's over the weekend condemned a U.S. State Department statement that said Washington was closely monitoring territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that China's establishment of a military garrison for the area risks "further escalating tensions in the region". The mosaic of rival territorial claims in the South China Sea has become Asia's worst...
  • Beijing Proves Its Aggressive Intentions

    07/27/2012 6:34:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2012 | Michael Auslin
    ........This week, Beijing set up a new provincial-level city government to administer all its island claims in the South China Sea, as well as administer all the waters in the Sea, and elected a mayor for its insta-city of Sansha. The new governing council will represent approximately 1,100 Chinese residents of three island groups, all of which are claimed by multiple countries, including Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, in addition to China. The real news, however, is that Beijing is also setting up a military garrison on Yongxing Island, which is also claimed by Vietnam. The garrison will serve self-defense...
  • China tells Obama and Clinton to shut up and they say Yes sir!

    08/11/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 11th, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    Last week during an East Asia Summit meeting in Phnom Penh, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to stand fast and use diplomacy to resolve claims over territorial waters in the South China Sea. China has insisted that it had indisputable sovereignty over Islands that are claimed by Vietnam to the Scarborough Shoal near the Philippines. They include Islands near Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. Secretary Clinton urged the nations to collectively negotiate with the Chinese regarding territorial waters. China wanted bilateral talks with each country where they felt they can intimate the nations into surrounding territorial claims without much...
  • China: HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands

    08/13/2012 7:25:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    HK, Taiwan, mainland activists plan to land on Diaoyu islands A Hong Kong activist group set sail on Sunday for the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkaku in Japan, in an attempt to join forces with counterparts from the mainland China and Taiwan to assert China's sovereignty over the islands. The official Global Times reported that the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands set sail at noon from the Tsim Sha Tsui pier in Hong Kong with four crewmembers and 11 activists aboard, including one Macanese and one mainland Chinese. Chan Miu-tak, chairman of...
  • Revisiting Reagan's Evil Empire Speech

    02/22/2012 11:38:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, Ronald Reagan March 8, 2013, Orlando, this was at the National Association of Evangelicals' annual convention. By the way, just so there's no confusion, the reason I'm playing these bites for you is so that you understand, especially those of you who were too young or not interested back in 1983, that this is nothing new, that a president who won election in two landslides spoke the same way as Santorum. I'm not saying that Santorum is Reagan. I'm saying that what is happening with Santorum, the fact that he believes what he believes, is not...
  • The January Jobs Are Statistical Artifacts (LIES)

    02/07/2012 5:33:56 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 2/7/2012 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in the first month of this year 243,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. This good news is a mirage. It is due to faulty seasonal adjustments and to the BLS birth/death model. In a prolonged downturn, seasonal adjustments and the birth/death model produce nonexistent employment. The unadjusted data show a rise in the unemployment rate. The birth/death model, which estimates the net effect of jobs lost from business failures and jobs created by new start-ups, was designed for a normal growing economy, not for...
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Putin Moves Russia From Authoritarianism to Totalitarianism

    06/02/2011 10:45:52 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 23 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 6/2/2011 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    A group of 14 acclaimed Russian intellectuals, including human rights activists, artists, film directors, writers and aides of the late President Boris Yeltsin have published an open statement condemning the present regime for completely destroying the institution of democratic elections in Russia. Election results are shamelessly falsified by the authorities, while opposition parties and activists are unconstitutionally denied registration to run in elections under cooked up pretexts. As a result, subjects of the Russian state are disfranchised from the political system rendering it illegitimate. The statement describes as vicious the so called vertical of powera system of personalized authoritarian rule...
  • Putin warns US to eschew socialism

    02/18/2009 12:09:57 PM PST · by Scanian · 130 replies · 11,628+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    What is the world coming to? Pat Dollard reports the Russian leader warned the US against adopting socialism because it doesn't work: Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the states omnipotence. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the states role absolute, Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us...
  • Putin Warns The US Against Socialism

    02/17/2009 5:35:13 PM PST · by pissant · 118 replies · 4,993+ views
    Young Amercians Documentary ^ | 2/16/09 | Pat Dollard
    Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the states omnipotence. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the states role absolute, Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated. Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB,...
  • Former Soviet Boss Gorbachev Says Putin Is More Communist Than He Was

    03/30/2011 10:34:05 PM PDT · by americanophile · 16 replies
    New American ^ | 10 March 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    Most Americans believe, as they were told by the media and taught in schools and colleges, that the Cold War ended with events including the so-called collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the demolition of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. However, those who are aware of the true scope and nature of the international communist menace know that the Soviet Union truly never collapsed, but instead, has metastasized and adopted new and deceptive forms in the Russian Federation. KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn has made the supposed collapse of the Soviet Union the subject of his 1986 book,...
  • Putin: Western Model of Democracy Doesn't Exist

    06/14/2010 5:51:31 AM PDT · by antiobamacare · 19 replies · 456+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | June 14, 2010
    Vladimir Putin gave a traditional interview to French journalists prior to his visit to Paris. In the interview, the chairman of the Russian government said that the Western model of democracy does not exist per se. Below you can read several most intersecting excerpts from Putins interview. About democracy Can you tell me what it is the Western model of democracy? France has one model of democracy, the USA has another one. A French politician told me once: one can not do anything at the elections in the USA without money whether they are elections to the Senate...
  • Putin warns US to eschew socialism

    02/19/2009 8:23:45 AM PST · by mrpotatohead · 34 replies · 1,363+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2-18-2009 | Clarice Felman
    February 18, 2009 Putin warns US to eschew socialism Clarice Feldman What is the world coming to? Pat Dollard reports the Russian leader warned the US against adopting socialism because it doesn't work: Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the states omnipotence. In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the states role absolute, Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In the long run,...
  • Russia, island of stability, may save the world from global crisis

    01/28/2008 9:34:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 883+ views
    Pravda ^ | 01/24/08
    Russia, island of stability, may save the world from global crisis 24.01.2008 Source: Pravda.Ru URL: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/economics/103625-russia_crisis-0 Russias Minister for Finance, Aleksey Kudrin, released a sensational statement Wednesday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Russian minister offered to mitigate the world credit crisis with the help of Russias reserves. Kudrin stated that Russia was an island of stability in the sea of the world crisis. Investors will continue to invest billions of dollars in the rising Russian economy. Stock market crises and their consequences will not be utterly negative for us, Kudrin said. Our country managed to achieve...
  • Ronald Reagan: "Evil Empire" Speech - 1983

    06/18/2011 2:56:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 18, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Speaking to the National Association of Evangelicals Orlando, Florida - March 8, 1983 The phrase 'evil empire' was first applied to the USSR and Soviet "captive states" by President Ronald Reagan, who had been calling for a far more aggressive posture towards the communist enemy since the early Sixties. Once in office, Reagan put into action a plan that called for matching and/or exceeding the Soviet Union's strategic and global military capabilities worldwide, rolling-back relentless Soviet expansionism, and in doing so helping to write the final pages in the history of the Soviet Union... "So, in your discussions of...
  • 'Poems In Zoos' Makes Wasteful Government Spending List

    12/29/2010 6:00:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 28, 2010 | Eric Sclheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has released a guide to what he believes to be some of the governments most wasteful spending projects of 2010. The list includes poems in zoos, a museum of Grateful Dead memorabilia and a graveyard for neon signs. In his introduction to the Wastebook 2010 report, Coburn writes: As 2010 ends, millions of Americans are still struggling to find work. Even those lucky enough to have jobs have had to tighten their belts and trim household budgets. For some this has meant cutting out luxuries; for others, having to make tough choices between necessities....
  • What The State Wants To Hide

    12/29/2010 5:40:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies · 4+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | December 29, 2010 | Bob Livingston
    A pilot with a major United States airline was confronted at his home in early December by four Federal air marshals and two sheriffs deputies who were there to confiscate his Federally-issued firearm and his state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm. His crime? He posted a series of videos to YouTube that showed flaws in the Transportation Security Administrations screening procedures. The videos since removed from YouTube demonstrate how the flight crews are subjected to intensive pre-flight TSA screenings while the ground crews that service the aircraft are able to access secure areas by swiping a card,...
  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    20 trillion roubles (over $650 billion) will be allocated to equipping the Russian army in the next 10 years. At a meeting dedicated to establishing the state armament programme for 2011-2020, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called this figure frightful, but the Russian army should become completely modernized as a result. We must finally overcome the legacy of those years when the Army and Navy were hugely underfinanced, declared Vladimir Putin at the meeting in the Arkhangelsk Region. Vladimir Putin visited the town of Severodvinsk to look at the new fourth generation Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine and also to highlight...
  • Red Tape Under the Tree: FCC Plans Internet Regulation for Christmas

    12/19/2010 11:55:31 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | December 19, 2010 | James Gattuso
    We have two branches of governmentCongress and the courtsexpressing grave concerns with our agency becoming increasingly unmoored from our statutory authority. By seeking to regulate the Internet now, we exceed the authority Congress has given us, and justify those concerns. FCC Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker[1] Should regulators in Washington, D.C., set the rules for the Internet? Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), thinks so. He has crafted a plan to impose so-called net neutrality rules on Internet service providers, setting an FCC vote on the proposal for next Tuesday.[2] Details of the plan are not yet known...
  • Bauer: Voters put 'restraining order' on Obama

    11/03/2010 12:50:23 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    One News Now ^ | Chad Groening
    A conservative activist and former presidential candidate says Tuesday night's election results have put a "restraining order" on President Barack Obama's radical agenda. Gary Bauer, chairman of American Values, thinks the landscape in Washington will be quite different in January, now that Republicans have control of the House of Representatives. But though the GOP narrowed the gap in the Senate, it fell short of its needed ten seats to get the majority. Meanwhile, the party scored big in gubernatorial races across the country. "The bottom line is this whole evening [Tuesday] has been a restraining order against President Obama. The...
  • Boehner Says He May Back Obamas Tax Plan

    09/15/2010 8:36:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 15, 2010 | Staff
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sept. 12 that he is willing to support President Barack Obamas plan to extend tax breaks for the middle-class and increase rates for the wealthiest Americans but only if thats his only option. Appearing on the CBS program Face the Nation, Boehner stated that his preference is to extend all of the tax breaks approved by President George W. Bush in 2001. If presented with a bill that doesnt include continued tax cuts for those earning more than $250,000 annually, Boehner said, "of course Im going to do that," but added that...
  • Feds Say Arizona Violates Rights of English Learners

    09/11/2010 5:28:11 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies
    CNS ^ | 9/10/2010 | Staff
    Federal investigators say the state is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first language is not English. Unless changes are made, the violations could lead to a loss of federal funding for state education. The Arizona Republic reports one complaint alleges the Arizona Department of Education has reclassified "many thousands" of children as proficient in English even though tests indicate they aren't. The second complaint says federal departments found the state eliminated two questions from its home-language survey in 2009. The result was that students who are eligible for English-language services "are not being...
  • Abortion-Inducing Drug May Be Subsidized by Government

    08/17/2010 8:18:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | August 16, 2010 | Catherine Snow
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved on Friday Ulipristal Acetate, which will be marketed under the brand name as ella, as an acceptable emergency contractive for the American market. Watson Pharmaceuticals, a specialty drug company located in California and New Jersey, will introduce the drug by the end of the year. The FDAs decision came down despite numerous concerns and warnings related to ellas deceptive marketing and its detrimental impact on women and the preborn. DECEPTIVE MARKETING Even though it is being marketed as a 5-day emergency contraceptive potentially preventing ovulation or fertilization, or causing an early...