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  • Maybe She Had So Much Money She Just Lost Track of It

    05/29/2018 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 32 replies
    The Cut ^ | May 28, 2018 9:05 pm | Jessica Pressler
    It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface of the mid-century-inspired concierge desk at 11 Howard, the sleek new boutique hotel in Soho. Looking up, Neffatari Davis, the 25-year-old concierge, who goes by “Neff,” was surprised to see the cash had come from a young woman who seemed to be around her age. She had a heart-shaped face and pouty lips surrounded by a wild tangle of red hair, her eyes framed by incongruously chunky black glasses that Neff, an aspiring cinematographer with an eye for detail,...
  • Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17

    05/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    A Dutch-led international criminal investigation has concluded that the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The JIT "has come to the conclusion that the Buk-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile...
  • Byron York: FBI appears ready to miss another deadline in Trump-Russia probe

    05/23/2018 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2018 11:34 PM | Byron York
    Friday is the deadline for the FBI and Justice Department to give the Senate Judiciary Committee key documents in the Michael Flynn case.It won't happen, because that's not how the current FBI and Justice Department deal with congressional demands involving the Trump-Russia affair. But sooner or later, Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is likely to get his way.In a May 11 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Grassley noted that more than a year ago, on Feb. 15, 2017, the Judiciary Committee requested a copy of the transcript of a Dec. 2016 phone...
  • Why such silence from the media that obsesses over alleged Russian interference in our elections?

    05/22/2018 8:27:00 AM PDT · by son of terrence · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | STEVE BALDWIN
    While the media obsess over an alleged Russian conspiracy to collude with Donald Trump to affect America’s 2016 presidential election, what about Obama’s interference in the elections of other countries? Most Americans have no idea that President Obama meddled in elections all over the world. And apparently, the media decided there’s no reason for Americans to know about this illegal activity. Indeed, in 2016, the Los Angeles Times did a story on how America has interfered with other nation’s elections in the past, but they stopped short of mentioning the various foreign elections Obama tried to influence. But the same...
  • Russian Defector Gave Novichok Sample To Germany In 90s: Report

    05/20/2018 4:11:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Germany's intelligence service BND had in the 1990s obtained from a Russian informer a sample of the poison used against ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, German media reported Thursday, drawing a link to Moscow as the origin of the toxin. Britain has accused Russia of carrying out the nerve agent attack against Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March, but Moscow has denied the claims and argued that the country never had any programmes to develop the chemical weapon, known as Novichok. But German newspapers Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Die Zeit as well as regional public broadcasters NDR and WDR said their...
  • Syrian and Russian forces launch large-scale attack on Palestinian refugee camp controlled by Isil

    05/17/2018 5:32:45 AM PDT · by Netz · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 16 MAY 2018 • 12:59PM | Josie Ensor
    yrian and Russian forces have launched a large-scale attack on a Palestinian refugee camp under the control of Islamic State, as the regime closed in on the last rebel-held territory in the Syrian capital. Pro-government troops fired a barrage of air strikes and surface-to-surface missiles into Yarmouk camp in southeast Damascus on Wednesday morning, as they looked to rid the areas of holdout jihadists. Rebels with the Islamist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) agreed to an evacuation deal after the government launched its offensive on April 19, however Isil militants refused to give up their fight. Air strikes have levelled...
  • Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine(picture)

    05/09/2018 6:44:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin traveled to his inauguration on Monday for a new six-year term in a Russian-made limousine, ditching his old stretch Mercedes to send a patriotic message of self-sufficiency amid increased tensions with the West.Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that has gathered pace since Russia was hit by Western sanctions. Some guests broke into applause at the sight of the car conveying Putin the short distance from his office to the Kremlin hall for the inauguration, Russian news agencies said.“It’s cooler than (U.S....
  • Lost in Time - Old Believer Russian Orthodox Communities Migrate Back to Motherland

    04/27/2018 6:02:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 4/20/18 | Staff
    Old Believers, the strictest adherents of ancient Christian traditions, are finally returning from 100-year exile in the West to RussiaThis fascinating news story offers an update about the Old Believer communities that have been steadily returning to Russia from an almost 100-year exile in Alaska, Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina and setting up communities in Russia's Far East. Old Believers are Russian Christians who did not accept the reforms of the Official Russian Church in the 1600s. Since then, they have retained strict staunch loyalty to old traditions. They live in communities, farming the land, have traditional large families, don't...
  • Russian Experts Begin Research on Captured American “Smart" Missiles, Knocked Down Over Syria

    04/27/2018 4:50:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 59 replies
    https://www.vesti.ru/ ^ | 4/27/18 | Alexei Baranov, Vasily Yurchuk and Stanislav Pletnikov
    The Russian military presented the evidence of the successful operation of Syrian air defense systems during the missile strike by the United States and its allies. Journalists were shown fragments of intercepted cruise missiles and told about the missiles that failed to hit the targets because of "malfunctions". And although Washington is confident that the strike was a complete success, the Defense Ministry reports that only 22 out of the 105 "smart missiles," as they were called by the US president, hit their targets. Alexei Baranov saw and touched the evidence. There were no burn marks, and the serial numbers...
  • FLASHBACK: Vladimir Putin: "Our prostitutes are the best in the world"

    04/19/2018 7:10:45 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01/17/2017 | Roland Oliphant
    "This is an adult and, moreover, a man who for many years has organised beauty contests. He socialised with the most beautiful women in the world. I can hardly imagine he rushed to the hotel to meet our girls of lower social responsibility -even though they are the best in the world, of course."
  • Lavrov: Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service

    04/15/2018 10:26:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    RT News ^ | 04/15/2018
    The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to Swiss state Spiez lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, citing the results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical...
  • the vast tent of globalist deception may be about to collapse

    04/14/2018 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 31 replies
    original to Free Republic | April 14, 2018 | Peter O'Donnell
    Globalism is as harmless as recycling and as sinister as enforced belief in gay rights. It is as pervasive as seat belts, and as cultish as watching Stephen Colbert in the belief that he is always right. What is globalism? We use the term a lot, but what makes a person a globalist? The shortest answer I can formulate is that it has replaced communism as the doctrine of the far left, and become the creed of political correctness. There are seven main distinguishing characteristics of globalism as compared to the politics of the democratic right (and these divides are...
  • Russian trolls launch a disinformation campaign after the Syria airstrikes: Pentagon

    04/14/2018 6:55:46 PM PDT · by familyop · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14APR18 | Paulina Dedaj
    Following U.S.-led coalition strikes in Syria to degrade chemical weapons capabilities, the Pentagon says it's seen a “2,000 percent increase” in Russian “disinformation.”...Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said at a briefing on Saturday that “there has been a 2,000 percent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours.”
  • What Russian Literature Can Teach Conservatives

    03/26/2018 6:27:10 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 31 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | December 13, 2016 | Gary Morson
    Is life a matter of grand politics or individual souls? Can human affairs be boiled down to science or theories? Tolstoy and Chekhov believed: Life is lived at ordinary moments, and what is most real is what is barely noticeable, like the tiniest movements of consciousness. True life is not lived where great external changes take place—where people move about, clash, fight, and slay one another. It is lived only where these tiny, tiny infinitesimally small changes occur. American conservatives can learn much from the great literary output of 19th century Russia. Though seemingly distant in time and place, the...
  • Russian state TV warns 'traitors' of the dangers of living in Britain

    03/11/2018 11:23:56 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    A presenter on Russian state television has issued an apparent threat to "traitors" living in Britain. Kirill Kleymenov warned of the dangers of spying on Russia and advised those who betrayed their country: "Don't choose Britain as a place to live." The comments, made on Channel One's Vremya news programme on Wednesday evening, came amid speculation over who was behind the attempted murder of a double agent on British soil. "I don't wish death on anyone, but, purely for educational purposes, I have a warning for anyone who dreams of such a career," he reportedly said. "The profession of a...
  • China's Air Force May Soon Get More Russian Su-35 Fighters

    03/10/2018 1:58:12 AM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    Beijing is happy with the speed and quality of first Su-35 delivery, but makes local production prerequisite of more orders Multiple sources within Russia and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force suggest that Beijing and Moscow may have struck a preliminary deal for procurement by the PLAAF of more of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighters. Hong Kong-based military monthly Kanwa Defense Review reported in February that the second batch of the highly maneuverable aircraft with thrust-vectoring engines had already descended on PLA airbases in southern China. Among those tipped as the likely locations to service and hangar the multi-role air-superiority fighters...
  • Nunes: 'We've Been Chasing Around Russian Ghosts,' But There's Only One 'Obvious Felony'

    02/26/2018 11:53:29 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com/news ^ | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Who leaked the transcript of Michael Flynn's telephone conversation with the Russian ambassador to the United States? It's the only "obvious felony" to emerge from the whole Trump-Russia investigation, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on Monday morning. "It is the one felony that's very, very serious, leaking the highest, most sensitive information that we have in our government that got leaked to multiple people....... ….
  • Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to...

    02/21/2018 3:32:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 21, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions! 9:40 AM - 21 Feb 2018
  • U.S. Coalition Kills Russians in Airstrikes Against Assad Supporters in Syria, Reports Say

    02/12/2018 11:53:29 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 141 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/12/2018 | Tom O'Connor
    The Conflict Intelligence Team found the Russians "may have fought alongside pro-Russia separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine prior to joining the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and other insurgents challenging Assad's rule in Syria." The group also found Russians killed "appeared to have joined the Wagner Group, a private paramilitary company, before traveling to fight in Syria. Last October, ISIS released a video showing two Russian-speaking men the militants claimed to have captured, and subsequent research showed the two men were likely Wagner Group members fighting in Syria." "While the total number of 'Wagner' operatives killed in...
  • Anyone here using Duolingo??

    02/05/2018 3:41:22 PM PST · by chaosagent · 42 replies
    Anyone here using Duolingo??