Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Vladimir Putin Speech

At meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
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Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s XI session. The meeting’s theme is The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules.
This year, 108 experts, historians and political analysts from 25 countries, including 62 foreign participants, took part in the club’s work.
The plenary meeting summed up the club’s work over the previous three days, which concentrated on analysing the factors eroding the current system of institutions and norms of international law.
October 24, 2014, 19:00 Sochi 

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, friends, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the XI meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
It was mentioned already that the club has new co-organisers this year. They include Russian non-governmental organisations, expert groups and leading universities. The idea was also raised of broadening the discussions to include not just issues related to Russia itself but also global politics and the economy.
n organisation and content will bolster the club’s influence as a leading discussion and expert forum. At the same time, I hope the ‘Valdai spirit’ will remain – this free and open atmosphere and chance to express all manner of very different and frank opinions.
Let me say in this respect that I will also not let you down and will speak directly and frankly. Some of what I say might seem a bit too harsh, but if we do not speak directly and honestly about what we really think, then there is little point in even meeting in this way. It would be better in that case just to keep to diplomatic get-togethers, where no one says anything of real sense and, recalling the words of one famous diplomat, you realise that diplomats have tongues so as not to speak the truth.

We get together for other reasons. We get together so as to talk frankly with each other. We need to be direct and blunt today not so as to trade barbs, but so as to attempt to get to the bottom of what is actually happening in the world, try to understand why the world is becoming less safe and more unpredictable, and why the risks are increasing everywhere around us.
Today’s discussion took place under the theme: New Rules or a Game without Rules. I think that this formula accurately describes the historic turning point we have reached today and the choice we all face. There is nothing new of course in the idea that the world is changing very fast. I know this is something you have spoken about at the discussions today. It is certainly hard not to notice the dramatic transformations in global politics and the economy, public life, and in industry, information and social technologies.
Let me ask you right now to forgive me if I end up repeating what some of the discussion’s participants have already said. It’s practically impossible to avoid. You have already held detailed discussions, but I will set out my point of view. It will coincide with other participants’ views on some points and differ on others.
As we analyse today’s situation, let us not forget history’s lessons. First of all, changes in the world order – and what we are seeing today are events on this scale – have usually been accompanied by if not global war and conflict, then by chains of intensive local-level conflicts. Second, global politics is above all about economic leadership, issues of war and peace, and the humanitarian dimension, including human rights.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Seattle Center Snapshot

Beneath the Space Needle Star Treking Into Darkness
Seattle Center illuminates the Emerald City
Sitting alone surrounded by empty souls
We wait for the film to be shown

The syn sets over Puget Sound as dusk settles in
Twilight time approaching the multi-dimensional zone
The vertigo spiral whirlpools colored green grey and black
Darth Vader stands still escorted by his Storm Trooper

The gold colored lifts scale the rust colored spine
Ascending and descending between the Jetsons tower
The cranes erecting new tower blocks glisten and twinkle
Reflecting fading rays of the sun's somber farewell

The peak of Modernity at the 1962 World's Fairgrounds
Where American capitalist technology once reigned supreme
Fantastic dreams of a supersonic future designed
On planks of concrete rattles the old Monorail

KOMO 4 stands in the background
Satellite dishes point towards the heavens
Giant plastic singing trees powered by the sun
Stand erect like frown and dried out jellyfish

Not far away stands the Key Arena
A temple of capitalism shaped as a pyramid
Professional basketball was once played there
Until the Sonics jetted to Oklahoma City

From the ashes of industrialism rises totalitarian capitalism
The Gates of technological dystopia funded by Bill and Melinda
I know that I should hate what this all represents
But Seattle Center is the space travelers Earth port

-Der Kosmonaut
Seattle, WA USA 
August 23 2014

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Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Children of Gaza-A Special Bulletin

Countdown To Biological Extinction

Sergei Glazyev, The Economic Adviser To Russian President Validmir Putin says that "Ukraine is under US occupation." There will be mushrooms blooming soon.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Who shot down the Malaysian jet over Ukraine?

From Voltaire Network  18 July 2014
What happened today is hardly the first case of “errant shooting” of the Ukrainian military on civilian air targets. On October 4, 2001 the Russian Siberia Airline flight #1812 Tel-Aviv-Novosibirsk carrying 66 passengers and 12 crew members was erroneously hit by a Ukrainian missile over the Black Sea during military exercises, which was eventually admitted by the Ukrainian side. No one on board survived.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Military Briefings from Donbass and Lugansk: Ukraine Regime Forces in Retreat, Experience Substantial Losses

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Poems Of Shape And Motion

Poem by Martin Carter
Performed by Linton Kwesi Johnson 

I was wondering if I could shape this passion
Just as I wanted in solid fire.
I was wondering if the strange combustion of my days
The tension of the world inside of me
And the strength of my heart were enough.
I was wondering if I could stand as tall,
While the tide of the sea rose and fell.
If the sky would recede as I went,
Or the earth would emerge as I came
To the door of the morning, locked against the sun.

I was wondering if I could make myself
Nothing but fire, pure and incorruptible.
The wound of the wind on my face
Would be healed by the work of my life
Or the growth of the pain in my sleep
Would be stopped in the strife of my days.

I am wondering if the agony of years
Could be traced to the seed of an hour.
If the roots that spread out in the swamp
Ran too deep for the issuing flower.
I was wondering if I could find myself
All that I am in all that I could be.
If all the population of stars
Would be less than the things I could utter
And the challenge of space in my soul
Be filled by the shape I become.

I walk slowly in the wind,
Watching myself in things I did not make;
In jumping shadows and in limping cripples
Dust on earth and houses tight with sickness
Deep constant pain, the dream without sleep.

I walk slowly in the wind,
Hearing myself in the loneliness of a child
In woman's grief, which is not understood
In coughing dogs when midnight lingers long
On stones, on streets and then on echoing stars,
That burn all night and suddenly go out.

I walk slowly in the wind
Knowing myself in every moving thing
In years and days and words that mean so much
Strong hands that shake, long roads that walk
And deeds that do themselves.
And all this world and all these lives to live.

I walk slowly in the wind,
Remembering scorn and naked men in darkness
And huts of iron rivetted to earth.
Cold huts of iron stand upon this earth
Like rusting prisons
Each is well marked and each wide roof is spread
Like some dark wing
Casting a shadow or living a curse.

I walk slowly in the wind
To lifted sunset red and gold and dim
A long brown river slanting to an ocean
A fishing boat, a man who cannot drown.

I walk slowly in the wind
And birds are swift, the sky is blue like silk.
From the big sweeping ocean of water
An iron ship rusted and brown achors itself.
And the long river runs like a snake
Silent and smooth.

I walk slowly in the wind.
I hear my footsteps echoing down the tide
Echoing like a wave on the sand or a wing on the wind
Echoing echoing
A voice in the soul, a laugh in the funny silence.

I walk slowly in the wind
I walk because I cannot crawl or fly.

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

NYPD Brutalize and Arrest Black Subway Passenger For Falling Asleep Returning Home From Work

When I was growing up in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, the subway was considered unsafe because of the numbers of muggings and robberies. Starting with Rudy Giuliani in 1994 through Micheal Bloomberg and finally through the Liberal Political Correct icon Bill DeBlasion the subway and streets of New York are dangerous because of the police.
In this video, the NYPD brutalize and arrest a Black man for sleeping on the train. He repeatedly states that he's heading home from work. In the old New York, sleeping on the subway wasn't safe mostly due to pickpockets. Today, sleeping, walking, riding and simply existing for being Black allows for the police to arrest, brutalize and kill anyone they like. The only criminals left on the streets of New York are the police. As a matter of fact, the NYPD are more dangerous than the crackheads would would kill for $1. Crackheads maimed and killed driven by addiction. Today's police maim and kill just for thrills. So much for Bill DeBlasio and the return to civil and human rights being respected. But afterall, is it any wonder since DeBlasio brought back Giuliani's first fascist police commissioner William Bratton.

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