Euros Punt Podcast: 19th June        
The final round of group fixtures kick off on Sunday evening, with Switzerland taking on France and Romania playing Albania in Group A. On this edition of the podcast, Oliver Zesiger offers up his thoughts on Switzerland and Andrew Gibney provided the French perspective as they both join Mark Walton. Enjoy. http://serve.williamhill.com/promoRedirect?member=audiobooUK&campaign=DEFAULT&channel=will_football&zone=1478396557&lp=1478422550
          The Punt: Euros Podcast 15th June         
Jack Critchley looks ahead to three games on Wednesday and is joined by Andrew Gibney on France v Albania, Alan Moore on Russia v Slovakia and Oliver Zesiger on Romania v Switzerland.
          Euros Punt Podcast: Friday 10 June        
France take on Romania at the Stade de France on the opening day of the Euros and we have a selection of guests on this edition of the podcast. Andrew Gibney is the chief of the website French Football Weekly and he talks about the host nation, while Lee Phelps tells us a little bit more about Romania. #Euros #betting #football
          The Euros - Group A Preview        
Group A sees the hosts France joined by Switzerland, Romania and Albania. Dave Kelner and Lee Phelps offer up their best bets here. Enjoy.
          Bianca Rus, în costum de baie la plajă. Bruneta a slăbit spectaculos şi se mândreşte cu noua siluetă         
Bianca Rus a reuşit să lase pe toată lumea cu gura căscată, asta deoarece pare să fie trasă prin inel, iar kilogramele în plus o amintire de demult.  
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          DGPMB: Cinci falşi inspectori de la ProtecÅ£ia Consumatorului, arestaÅ£i preventiv        
Cinci persoane care pretindeau că sunt inspectori ai ANPC au primit mandate de arestare preventivă, joi, în timp ce o altă persoană a fost pusă sub control judiciar, potrivit Biroului de Presă al Direcției Generale a Poliției Municipiului București (DGPMB).
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          Atac informatic în Venezuela: 7 milioane de utilizatori ai serviciilor companiei de stat de telefonie mobilă, decuplaÅ£i        
Peste jumătate din utilizatorii companiei naționale de telefonie mobilă din Venezuela au fost privați de servicii în urma unui atac informatic, a indicat joi guvernul acestei țări în care protestele contra puterii au loc de mai bine de patru luni, transmite AFP.
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          Ministrul JustiÅ£iei Tudorel Toader, PRIMA REACÅ¢IE în scandalul fiului său care a ocupat o poziÅ£ie universitară        
Ministrul JustiÅ£iei Tudorel Toader a devenit È›inta criticilor, după ce fiul său, IonuÅ£ Alexandru Toader, a câştigat concursul pentru angajarea pe postul de asistent universitar la Facultatea de Drept din Iaşi. Toader Jr.
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          SIMONA HALEP, victorie superbă împotriva BARBOREI STRYCOVA la Toronto. Următoarea adversară este Caroline Garcia        
Simona Halep, locul 2 WTA şi cap de serie numărul 2, a învins-o, joi, cu scorul de 6-1, 6-0, pe jucătoarea cehă Barbora Strycova, locul 26 WTA, calificându-se în sferturile de finală ale Rogers Cup.
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          CFR CLUJ - DINAMO 1-0. Derby cu scandal, gol controversat din penalty şi doi eliminaÅ£i. REZULTATE şi CLASAMENT        
FormaÅ£ia CFR Cluj a învins, joi seară, pe teren propriu, cu scorul de 1-0 (1-0), echipa Dinamo, într-un meci din etapa a cincea a Ligii I, în care unicul gol a fost marcat dintr-un penalti controversat şi de la gazde au fost eliminaÅ£i Mario Camora
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          Gaz Metan Mediaş a obÅ£inut prima victorie din acest sezon        
Gaz Metan Mediaș a învins cu 2-1 pe Sepsi și a obținut prima victorie din acest sezon.
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          Momente de groază pentru pasagerii unei aeronave Wizz Air. Aterizare de urgenţă, o pasăre a lovit unul dintre motoarele avionului        
O aeronavă a companiei Wizz Air care urma să plece, joi seară, la ora 18.10, la Londra de pe Aeroportul InternaÅ£ional Sibiu s-a întors la sol la scurt timp de la decolare, iar zborul a fost anulat, după ce o pasăre a lovit unul dintre motoarele avionului.
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          IntervenÅ£ie dramatică în MunÅ£ii Făgăraş. O turistă a căzut şi s-a accidentat grav        
Salvamontiştii din Sibiu şi Argeş au intervenit, joi seara, pentru salvarea unei turiste care a căzut şi s-a accidentat grav în timp ce se afla în MunÅ£ii Făgăraş, în zonă fiind solicitat şi un elicopter SMURD.
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          Donald Trump avertizează Coreea de Nord că va da de necaz dacă face ceva împotriva SUA        
Preşedintele american Donald trump a avertizat joi seara Coreea de Nord că va da de necaz în cazul în care Phenianul face ceva împotriva Statelor Unite, relatează BBC News.
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          Ludovic Orban: Ministrul EducaÅ£iei să verifice modul în care fiul lui Tudorel Toader a ocupat o poziÅ£ie universitară        
Președintele PNL, Ludovic Orban, este de părere că ministrul Educației, Liviu Pop, ar trebui să verifice, prin intermediul corpului de control, împrejurările în care fiul ministrului Justiției, Tudorel Toader, a ocupat o funcție universitară.
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          Autorităţile americane au luat măsuri speciale în insula Guam de teama unui atac nord-coreean cu rachete        
Autorităţile regionale au luat măsuri speciale pentru avertizarea populaÅ£iei de pe Insula americană Guam, în contextul în care o rachetă lansată din Coreea de Nord ar ajunge în doar 14 minute pe acest teritoriu american situat în
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          Accident grav în Pasajul Băneasa, un motociclist a murit        
Un grav accident de circulaÅ£ie a avut loc, joi seara, în Pasajul Băneasa din Bucureşti. Un tânăr motociclist şi-a pierdut viaÅ£a.
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          Lia OlguÅ£a Vasilescu închide conducta cu bani: E ultima majorare pe care o mai facem anul acesta        
Ministrul Muncii Lia OlguÅ£a Vasilescu îi contrazice pe cei care susÅ£in că Guvernul PSD-ALDE a făcut promisiuni de care nu se poate ține şi că România va intra în criză pentru că nu mai sunt bani de pensii şi de salarii.
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          LOCURI BLESTEMATE în România. POVEŞTI şi MITURI care i-au îngrozit pe români VIDEO        
Oriunde mergi în România vei descoperi o mulÅ£ime de legende şi de locuri pline de mister. Născociri sau nu, miturile se transmit de la o generaÅ£ie la alta şi sunt mereu la fel de interesante.
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          Secretarul general adjunct al PSD Codrin Ştefănescu: Dragnea nu e în concediu. O să vedeÅ£i ce se va întâmpla        
Codrin Ștefănescu, secretarul general adjunct al PSD, a dezvăluit că Liviu Dragnea nu este în concediu, așa cum crede toată lumea, și că luna august va fi o lună plină.
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          Un campion la lupte a murit electrocutat        
Un celebru luptator de wrestling a murit intr-un accident stupid. Vishal Kumar Verma a decedat dupa ce s-a electrocutat din cauza unui scurtcircuit, produs intr-una dintre cladirile stadionului Jaipal Singh din Ranchi, inundate de ploile abundente din ultima perioada.
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          HOROSCOP. Femeia fără suflet-pereche din zodiac        
Încă din copilărie, credem cu tărie în concepția potrivit căreia există un Făt-Frumos și pentru noi, care ne așteaptă undeva, în lumea asta mare.
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          Dieta miraculoasă a Mihaelei Borcea, vezi cum să dai jos 10 kg într-un timp record        
Mihaela Borcea a reuşit să scape de kilogramele în plus ca prin minune. Fosta soÅ£ie a lui Cristi Borcea a urmat o dietă populară printre vedetele de la Hollywood şi a reuşit să îşi recupereze silueta.
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          Horoscop Minerva 13 - 19 august: ConjuncÅ£ia Lună Neagră - Saturn vine cu schimbări, se anunţă probleme financiare şi în amor        
Horoscop Minerva 13 - 19 august: >Minerva va prezinta horoscopul saptamanal in exclusivitate pentru Revista TEO. Minerva este unul dintre cei mai cunoscuti astrologi din Romania.  
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          Vacancies announcement for the Joint Technical Secretariat for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020/ Projects Assessment Unit        

The Romanian South East Regional Development Agency (Joint Technical Secretariat of the ENI CBC Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020) is seeking to recruit Project Assessors for the qualitative assessment (technical and financial) and State Aid Compliance Assessment of the eligible applications submitted within Programme 1st Call for proposals.

 

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 Interested applicants shall submit their application until 11 August, 2017, 23:59 hrs. (GMT + 2 hrs.) on the email address: recruitment@adrse.ro.

 

 


          eva geist ~ äquator system        

eva geist ~ äquator system (elestial sound, 2016)

«Dedicated to dreams, lost paradises, and new horizons of human belonging, Äquator System transcends a musical journey from a hidden center to an endless distance, reminding us that we are made of galaxies.» ~ eva geist

Exploring the vastness of modern retromania, I often ask myself one question – what if there is actually no such thing as "past" in music and maybe even no such thing as "music development"? Evolution of music usually means the technical side of its creation, hence almost all changes are simply consequences of new gear's features or simple invention of new terms for already existing things - as it was with Brian Eno "inventing" the ambient music. Of course, music history had some major shifts, but talking about them we can't avoid discussion of the gear (and by gear I mean any instrument) and methods to work with it, be it physical or digital, composition or performance, etc. Such things say more about form of music, but much less about it's essence. Maybe nostalgia always was a big part of this "essence", tuning the aural visions through personal experience. Some kind of universal feeling that connects our minds to the idea of some "golden era" in time and space coordinates. This can be expressed in many ways, but the very idea of creation of some sound continuum, which comforts its creator (and likely the audience) remains fundamental for music evolution.

Reading the liner notes for Elestial Sound tape release of this album brings the same perspective on the so-called "retro-ambient" scene. As Steve Roach recently said in the interview for Bandcamp, it never was about styles or fashion, it's all about space which music creates for the listener and the author himself, as reflection of his personal story line. I don't really know was the "Äquator System" taken from childhood memories about educational films and TV show soundtracks or not – what really matters is the timeline it contains inside itself. It's a story, enigmatic one. It brings so many colorful pictures, visions and narratives not necessarily associated with past, though it sounds really "retro". Actually, all differences between modern styles of music are based on the timbre, on the particular sound, and each timbre, especially when it comes to electronics, is already has its place on styles map. But the essence is avoided, it seems that we forget to look inside the sounds, to see beyond the surface. Because when we do it, whole universe unfolds before our inner gaze and it may be hard to navigate inside it, since we need to lose yourself to some degree, to step out of  our customary coordinate system. Anchors of style definitions or even mere labeling are good when (and where) they needed, but don't forget about sails! "Äquator System" is a playfully created soundworld, full of mesmerizing beauty, fun moments and dramatic shifts – so let yourself explore, it will be a great adventure.

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          lunaria / tvvin_pinez_m4all        

lunaria ~ all is dream (sounds of the dawn, 2016)

Second tape release at Sounds of The Dawn brings to the world a new masterpiece in the new age genre - an it's only a debut album, recorded by Daniel - a member of our blog's team. Listening to this tape is an immersion into the state of heightened sensitivity, when everything becomes brighter and clearer. It may sound as a cliche when it comes to ambient new age music, but I'm too assured in the fact that actually any music can do that if it has sincerity. There are nothing supernatural about the impact which music can do on our minds and we don't need scientific proofs for that - just an open-minded listening, which leaves analysis and criticism beyond the perception. Blissful tones of this music is a soft contradiction to the modern pop-music with its aggressive production. One may call it escapism, but then one should ask himself - where are you escaping when listening to radio hits? What is real? Which reality is true and everlasting, and which is just temporary construct of humanity's greed? Nature is all around us, but we mostly ignore it, building our own realities, first concrete and metal, then virtual... But when I go with this though further, while bathing in the crystal clear melodies and chimes of Lunaria, I realise that answer is already here - literally. On the tape cover. It says "all is dream" and duality of the meaning of the word "dream" makes the answer even clearer. There is no escapism. Global civilization, the Humankind, even Cyberspace - everything is Nature, part of our planet's evolutionary process. And this whole process is just a part of universal dream. Who dreams it? We all do, and by doing that we can make all kinds of things... And we do them, many different things, not always pleasant - saying "what the difference?". But when someone makes music like this, when someone listens to it and it makes one's dream a bit brighter and lucid - I can be only happy. And it makes a difference.

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tvvin_pinez_m4all ~ 植物波 [ p l a n t w a v e ] (adhesive sounds, 2016)

Colorful, growing plants are the key to livening up any interior décor. 

During the course of last year or two vaporwave has become much more structured genre, than it was at the beginning. To tell the truth, it was more like a joke, than a "real music" and some people still think that way. But even superficial acquaintance with everything vapowave-themed on Bandcamp brings so many sub-genres and variations, that no joke can have. Being 100% product of postmodernism, this music recycles long-forgotten tunes, giving them another perspective in the massive retromania, which overfilled music market nowadays. And by doing that, vaporwave shifts the perception towards images and situations that actually never existed. If you old enough to remember early 90s, you can feel the similarity in atmosphere and aesthetics, but there are still too many differences, which makes vaporwave-induced nostalgia no more than a postmodernist trick. And it tells a lot about the way we remember, think and perceive. Take this tape - typical, I'd even say classical vapowave album full of slowed disco tunes, ambient passages and late 80s new age reminiscences - but still none of these things in sum. It reminds me making collages of old magazines - you can put together some random parts from your mom's old knitting magazine, modern National Geographic and some last year's newspaper. Of course, you get some new picture, but what is more important - this picture transcends time, it brings everything in present moment, making it joyful. So what's the difference between music for plants, recorded by 80's new age artists and this tape? Only time - which is just an instrument for the artist, a way to make perspective, to give us a hint on our own head interior. Do you have any living plants there? I bet they'll love this tape, because it sounds damn chill and relaxing.

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          Zara - #dear Romania shop online        

 Zara Romania a lansat si magazinul online- o noua varianta de shopping- experienta mea



Din 2 Aprilie ne putem face cumparaturile de Zara si online, ceea ce ne aduce o serie de avantaje in plus.
Odata cu lansarea primisem si eu un voucher pentru cumparaturi. Zis si facut! A ajuns comanda repede la magazinul ales de mine(livrarea in magazin e gratuita) . Toate mi-au venit perfect inafara de ghetele alese. Cu toate ca eu imi cumpar incaltaminte online de mult timp, si mereu imi iau aceeasi marime,38, fara sa am vreo problema, de data asta nu s-a potrivit. Probabil din cauza calapodului. Pentru ca imi facea si piciorul sa para mare, si aratau ciudat mai ales ca eu sunt mica de inaltime, le-am schimbat. Adica m-am dus la magazin, am facut retur, si apoi mi-am comandat altceva, o pereche de tenisi.
Produsele alese de mine compun o tinuta basic, B&W , elemene care se pot reasorta cu haine pe care deja le am in garderoba.
In curand si o serie de tinute.
Voi ati cumparat online de la Zara?



Zara just launched it's online shop here in Romania,and on this occasion I got a shopping voucher.
Placed the order then waited just a few days until the parcel arrived at the nearest Zara shop. All the items fit me perfect , besides the boots. I have been shopping shoes online for a while now and I always got size 38 without any problems. Maybe they were too big because of the design, they even made my feet look huge, and as I am short, I exchaged them. Went to the store, returned the shoes and got another order. Sneakers this time.  The products I chose are BW , basic items, so endless posibilities to mix and match.
Soon some looks on the blog.
What have you bought?

 


















          How to style a leather and lace dress        


 Want to stand out? Get a leather and lace dress!

Of course people were starring because I was wearing this in the middle of the day, in the parc, but well, they don't really understand. I heard one say: OMG, did she just get out of the house like that?!
Nevermind, this is not a day outfit.Maybe with a blouse over and some flat boots.
This is a dress that doesn't need any accessories because the lace and leather mix is already a statement. A shoulder bag or clutch, some nice shoes and maybe a watch or bangles are enough. You could go to a fashion show, club, or store opening like this, but not for a walk in the park.
I also posted the making of video for the project we are working on... keep you posted!
Have a great weekend!



Vrei sa iesi in evidenta? Rochia din piele si dantela e o posibila optiune.
Sigur ca oamenii se vor uita lung la tine daca poti o tinuta de acest gen in mijlocul zile in parc, ca mine. Am si auzit-o pe una spunand: Asta asa a iesit din casa?
:)) M-am amuzat tare, nu toti inteleg, dar e ok
Tinuta nu e de zi, poate doar cu o bluza peste si niste ghete fara toc.
Rochia nu are nevoie de multe accesorii pentru ca deja combinatia de piele si dantela e edgy.
O geanta de umar sau un plic, niste pantofi draguti, un ceas sau chia rniste bratari simple. O prezentare de moda, un party in club sau deschiderea unui magazin pot fi evenimentele la care se preteaza tinuta.
Am postat si clipul de Making of al proiectului la care lucram. Va tin la curent!
Un weekend minunat!






 Dress: Here
Sunnies: Here
Boots: Here
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Here





In 2009 she released her debut single, "Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)" The following year her second single was released, "Mr. Saxobeat", which reached number 1 on the Romanian Airplay Chart for a week beginning November 8. 2010. The song also reached the top spot on the Romanian Top 100. From there on it slowly began to climb the charts in Europe, becoming an international hit, peaking within the top 10 in over 20 countries. Her third single "Get Back (ASAP)" is currently climbing the charts and peaked number 4 in her native country Romania.
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* Released: September 2011
* Label: Ultra Records
* Format: CD, digital download

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          Our ongoing commitment to support computer science educators in Europe        

The need for employees with computer science (CS) and coding skills is steadily increasing in Europe—by 4 percent every year between 2006 and 2016 according to DigitalEurope.  But educators are struggling to keep up with the demand, often because they lack the professional development, confidence and resources to successfully teach their students. 

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          #‎zambetdupazambet‬        
Cand McDonald’s se hotaraste sa fie cel mai tare brand… reuseste. In 24 de tari, printre care si Romania, McDonald’s s-a gandit sa aduca laolalta oameni frumosi, cu zambetul pe buze. In Piata George Enescu, din capitala, sute de oameni au facut o plimbare intr-un labirint plin de surprize… 😉 In alte tari, au fost […]
          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-30-2016 with Adam Taylor        
Playlist:

Tony Joe White- The Middle Of Nowhere - Rain Crow
13th Floor Elevators- Reverberation Doubt - Mojo Presents Paint It Black
M83- Laser Gun - Junk
Mayer Hawthorne- Breakfast In Bed - Man About Town
Roots Of Creation- A Time Will Come feat Pato Banton - Livin Free
Santigold- Cant Get Enough Of Myself feat BC - 99 Cents
- voicebreak -
Jeff Buckley- Dont Let The Sun Catch You Cryin - You And I
Ronnie Spector- Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying - English Heart
Rooney- Why feat Soko - Washed Away
ZMEI3- Shes Gone Wild - Rough Romanian Soul
Tacocat- I Love Seattle - Lost Time
Miike Snow- Genghis Khan - Iii
Bombino- Tamiditine Tarhanam - Azel
Lucinda Williams- Its Nobodys Fault But Mine - God Dont Never Change The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
Lukas Nelson Promise Of The Real- Something Real - Something Real
Courtney Barnett- Three Packs A Day - Good For You Milk Records Compilation
M Ward- Pirate Dial - More Rain
Patti Smith- Pumping My Heart - The Essential Patti Smith
Fela Ransome Kuti His Koola Lobitos- Everyday I Got My Blues Live - HighlifeJazz And AfroSoul
- voicebreak -
Andrew Bird- Capsized - Are You Serious
White Denim- Real Deal Momma - Stiff
Thao The Get Down Stay Down- Astonished Man - A Man Alive
PJ Harvey- Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Aesop Rock- Dorks - The Impossible Kid
The Disco Biscuits- On Time feat TuPhace - Planet Anthem Deluxe Edition
Bob Mould- Voices In My Head - Patch The Sky
The California Honeydrops- A Rivers Invitation - A Rivers Invitation
Caetano Veloso Gilberto Gil- Tropiclia Ao Vivo - Dois Amigos Um Sculo De Msica Multishow Live
Willie Nelson- Summertime - Summertime Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Nada Surf- New Bird - You Know Who You Are
- voicebreak -
Eric Bachmann- Separation Fright - Eric Bachmann
Corinne Bailey Rae- Horse Print Dress - The Heart Speaks In Whispers
My Morning Jacket- Mahgeetah - It Still Moves Deluxe Edition
Caselangveirs- Best Kept Secret - Case Lang Veirs


playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/5/playlistDate/2016-05-30
          Ezoterism in lanuri – Capitolul IV – Alte simboluri oculte in lanurile de cereale        

 

            In postul de azi, voi incerca sa comasez mai multe capitole intr-unul singur,  deoarece in ultima vreme am tot mai putin timp de acordat elaborarii si postarii unui articol. Primul simbol cu care voi incepe este:

1. Septagrama

                  Derivatie a stelei cu cinci colturi, steaua albastra Wicca, Azoth, heptagrama, septagrama sau Sigiliul de Babalon, este un simbol satanic, ocult, masonic, alchimic(imi cer scuze pentru pleonasm) prin natura sa, asemenea pentagramei.  A aparut in lanurile de la Eastfield, sudul Angliei in 2008, masurand peste 90 m in diametru.

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Intr-una din Cheile lui Solomon se reda urmatoarea recomandare: “posteaza acest simbol pe o hartie sau pergament virgin, la a carui vedere, demonii ti se vor supune si vor asculta de tine, pentru ca ei nu pot rezista in prezenta sa.” Mai departe se dau instructiuni referitoare la cromatica si metotodologia realizarii blazonului.

eastfield-2008-crop-circle-air

Din nou, cei cazuti nu se dezmint si prin intermediul slugoilor lor, intraterestrii, entitati care curand ne vor fi prezentate de catre elitele conducatoare, ca fiind de origine extraterestra,   ne pun la dispozitie “jucarii”  periculoase, vis a vis de care Mantuitorul nostru  a lasat indicatii precise, respectiv, sa le evitam cu desavarsire. 

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Acest simbol aparut in pictograma din lanurile de la Eastfeld in vara lui 2008, si toate cele ce urmeaza a fi prezentate in acest articol, constituie un argument in plus in sustinerea ipotezei, cum ca aceste entitati, autoare al cercurilor din lanuri, sunt de factura malefica si nu vor sub nici o forma binele celor multi, ci din contra.

star_babalon

Folosit ca sigla de catre unii politicieni sau grupari politice, companii de stat sau private, heptagrama aparuta in lanurile de la Eastfeld,  confirma stransa legatura dintre entitatile malefice din alte dimensiuni si elitele conducatoare.

Oprescu stea

Fara a avea ceva personal cu cei ce arboreaza astfel de insemne, atentionez pe oamenii simpli impatimiti ai fenomenului numit politica, care merg naivi cu sarg si speranta in suflet la scrutinuri, ca prin semnatura si stampila “votat” care le acorda acolo, fie chiar si un vot nul, semneaza inconstient urmatorul pact nescris: “Subsemnatul, prin aceasta semnatura si stampila, renunt la liberul meu arbitru, la libera mea cugetare si la toate celelalte drepturi inclusiv ale sufletului, inmanand puterea de reprezentare, in favoarea elitelor conducatoare si ma angajez sa respect si sa ma supun regulilor impuse de catre acestea, chiar daca nu imi reprezinta interesul meu, al semenilor si al tarii. Orice manifestare de nemultumire ulterioara a mea si a semenilor ce am participat la scrutin, e total neavenita, iar  reprimarea in orice forma de catre elita conducatoare e perfect legitima.”  De aceea la o revolutie se poate deschide focul impotriva participantilor, de aceea elitele nu pleaca de la conducere in ciuda faptului ca oamenii nu ii mai vor, de aceea se utilizeaza forta in reprimarea  demonstrantilor, revolutiile nefiind o solutie, ci o himera pentru naivi. In caz ca vom avea o revolutie anul acesta in Romania, incercati sa nu va implicati, cu atat mai mult cei ce ati participat  la diverse scrutinuri, nu sunteti in masura sa o faceti, ati renuntat inclusiv la dreptul de a va razvratii. Va amintiti?

2. Hexagrama

                      Aparuta in numeroase pictograme din lanuri, atat de numeroase incat nu am putut sa postez aici chiar toate formatiunile, am apelat doar la cele mai clar reprezentate, hexagrama deasemnea este un alt simbol satanic prin natura sa.

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Este alcatuita prin unirea celor 2 triunghiuri, in asa fel incat sa formeze steaua cu 6 colturi, cunoscuta si sub numele de "Sigiliul lui Solomon". Acest simbol este "Steaua lui David" contrafacuta, steaua Israelului. Autoarea masonica Mary Ann Slipper, la p. 14 in "Symbolism of the Eastern Star", 1927, admite ca:" Steaua cu 6 colturi este folosita in Masonerie si se gaseste si in alte bine cunoscute ordine de tip secret". Intr-o alta carte "The Second Mile" este scris "... steaua cu 6 colturi este unul din cele mai vechi si mai puternice simboluri".

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Deoarece contine semnul "666" este considerata a fi cel mai puternic simbol a lui satan si este folosita de toti vrajitorii, magicienii, satanistii, ocultistii. Prima grupa de 6 este alcatuita din laturile triunghiului in aceeasi directie cu acele de ceasornic, a doua grupa din laturile opuse acelor de ceasornic, iar ultima din partile hexagonului din interior.

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Vrajitorii credeau ca hexagrama este forma labei unui anumit demon, numit "trud" si era folosita in ceremonii pentru a-i chema sau a-i tine departe. [Gory Jennings, Black Magic, White Magic, Eau Claire, WI, The Dial-Press, 1964, p. 51 : Harry E. Wedeck, "Treasury of Witchcraft, New York, Philosophical Library, 1961, p. 135]. Semnele din interiorul hexagramei sunt pentru a invoca pe demoni sa faca vraji asupra persoanei respective, lucru confirmat si de fostul satanist iluminist, Doc Marquis.

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Hexagrama simbolizeaza si actul sexual, femeia fiind triunghiul cu varful in jos. [Albert G. MacKey, "The Symbolism of Freemasonery", p. 195, 1869, A. D.] ; ["Did You Know? Vignettes in Masonery from the Royal Arch Mason Magasin, Missouri Lodge of Research, 1965, p. 132, wes cook, Editor].

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Wes Cook, autor mason, afirma ca hexagrama reprezinta "cumpatare si armonie" in toate partile lumii. ["Did You Know? Vignettes in Masonery from the Royal Arch Mason Magasin, Missouri Lodge of Research, 1965, p. 132]. O alta publicatie masonica leaga hexagrama de simbolul chinezesc Yang-Yin ["The Significant Numbers", Short Talk Bulletin, September, 1956, vol. 34, no. 9, p. 5].

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Pe scurt hexagrama este folosita la ritualuri sataniste pentru a intra in contact cu demoni, a face vraji, etc.[Masonic and Occult Symbols Ilustrated, Dr. Cathy Burns, p. 39].

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Desigur, ca si alte simboluri prezentate, sunt arborate cu tupeu pe steaguri, steme, blazoane, bancnote,  documente oficiale, institutii politice si religioase, etc, si ni se serveste acelasi text nemuritor: acest semn simoblizeaza bla bla bla, ceva frumos si placut auzului…

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Evident, daca un autodidact va incepe sa traga de maneca si sa aiva curajul sa dea pe fata simbolistica reala, in cel mai feiricit caz va fi luat in deradere si marginalizat, explicandu-i-se ca ceea ce stie el despre simboluri este ceva deplasat si ca e doar o coincidenta  faptul ca acel simbol este folosit si in ritualuri de factura malefica.

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Hexagrama prezenta pe bancnota de 1 dollar american 

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          Enduro Ranca Hard & Hobby 2012, 28-30 Septembrie        

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          Nude Top 10 "McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed" Meme Images from Across the Web        
Top 10 "McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed" Meme Images from Across the Web



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By now you have probably already seen the original picture—16-year-old McKayla Maroney stands with her arms crossed with a look on her face that says it all—she is not impressed.

The American gymnast was favored to win the gold medal in the women's vault competition, but unfortunately fell.

Despite her fall judges still granted Maroney the silver medal based on the execution of an earlier jumps.

The Romanian, Sandra Izbasa, would rise the to the opportunity and ended up seizing the gold, but Maroney wasn't happy.

Soon after the Internet took the image of Maroney's disappointed face and did what the Internet does best—turned it into a meme.  

The meme shows Maroney's image usually imposed with text or photoshopped into a funny scenario. What follows are the top 10 "Not Impressed" meme from across the web.


          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives        
Hi Karen
He is indeed a relative. My sister and I tried several years ago to find out more information on exactly where he fit into the family. We went to a Romanian Priest here in Windsor and had him compose a letter, which we sent to every person we could find on the internet with the last name Porumbescu. I don't think anybody answered us.
          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives        
Read this link. I believe this composer is a relative of yours. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciprian_Porumbescu

          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives TATOIU , Petru         
Hi, Not researching the family - but the following might be interesting
Re Romanian Dialect - not as good - Perhaps because of the location - Dialect may be closer to Ukrainian / or Polish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukovina
Perhaps family connected ?
Searching Find a Grave - Canada
Petru TATOIU - 1882 - 1968
Maria TATOIU - 1885 - 1962
Buried: Regina Cemetery - Regina Saskatchewan

Frances TATOIU - 1922 - 2012
St. Peter and Paul Cemetery Flintoft - Assiniboia - Sask

Emil TATOIU - 1940 - 1983
Mountain View Cemetery - Trail - British Columbia




          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives        
To answer your questions, I have several cousins who reside in Regina. Who is the cousin you're working with on your family tree who lives in Regina? Do you live there as well? Pleased to meet you too and after all these years! I rarely visit this site, but "googled" the Parambescu surname yesterday and somehow came across your post here at Ancestry. I believe the Porumbescu family was from the Moldavia/Buccavine area in Romania. My dad, Constantin Tatoiu, had told me that my mom's family were Buccavine's, and their Romanian dialect was not as good as dad's side of the family, in particular my grandfather Peter Tatoiu, who was from Bucharest. My moms' siblings (and I'm trying hard to remember some of the names were Elena, Mary....and two other sisters. I met them once on their farm when I was 10 yrs old. They were very kind-hearted people, though I never met Pandora and John that day. Maybe they'd went to town. Anyway,we were visiting Regina, and my dad took me there. Mom's brothers were Lee & can't remember the other name (but both brothers were in WWI) and then there was Dave and Jack, the latter of whom I think might still be alive. If so he'd be around 95. The only person who was a priest in my family was my grandfather Peter (Petru) Tatoiu, and he ministered at the Romanian church in Limerick or Assiniboia, I think. My dad and his brother George were altar boys in that church. I reside in Windsor, Ontario. I await your research findings. Have a great day!
          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives        
I have Pandora's first name on my tree as Ponolia who married a Golinbosky. So I am sure they are the same person which would make us cousins. I met another cousin of through Ancestry who lives in Regina. Collectively we are working on the tree together but with our own trees, solving our own mysteries and collaborating. Pleased to meet you! Pandora would have been my great grand Mosho Josef VATAMANIUK. Have you ever heard what part of Romania the PORUMBESCU. John in Romanian is spelled Ion. Do have more names of your mom's siblings? Where do you reside. I remember seeing your last name at St. George's. Do you have any relatives that were a priest with your husband's name?

Another cousin I have met that lives in the city is a descedent of Greg Zaremba who married Maria Vatamaniuk who would have been Pandora's sister. Now that I have a little more info I can do some research.

:)
Karen
          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives PORUMBESCU,GOLINBOSKY,VATAMANIUK         
When did the family come to Saskatchewan
Have you searched for Naturalization Papers
Registration of Marriage / Birth, Death -[Long Form Certificate] in Sask - In N. Dakota

Perhaps families - submitted - family history /stories to a Local History Book Project - mid to late 1980's >

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Saskatchewan / Moose Jaw / 11 Townships 7 / page 10 split view
38 15 Poroombracu John M Head S

32 10 Vatemanisch Artem M Head M
33 10 Vatemanisch Lena F Wife M
34 11 Vatemanisch Tom M Head S

          Re: Looking for my Romanian RelativesPORUM        
When did the family come to Saskatchewan
Have you searched for Naturalization Papers
Registration of Marriage / Birth, Death -[Long Form Certificate] in Sask - In N. Dakota

Perhaps families - submitted - family history /stories to a Local History Book Project - mid to late 1980's >

1911 Census of Canada
Home / 1911 / Saskatchewan / Moose Jaw / 11 Townships 7 / page 10 split view
38 15 Poroombracu John M Head S

32 10 Vatemanisch Artem M Head M
33 10 Vatemanisch Lena F Wife M
34 11 Vatemanisch Tom M Head S

          Re: Looking for my Romanian Relatives        
Hi. My grandmother's maiden name on my mother's side was Pandora VATAMANIUK, and she was from ROMANIA. She married John PORUMBESCU there. They fled Romania under strange circumstances? and went to NORTH DAKOTA first, then heard that there were Romanians settling in SASKATCHEWAN, so they left ND and settled on a farm, I believe in LIMERICK or ASSINIBOIA. They then became known as John & Pandora GOLINBOSKY. Not sure why they changed their name, altho' I have been told that GOLINBOSKY is the English version of PORUMBESCU, which makes no sense to me. They had 3 sons, one of whom I believe might still be living (my uncle) and 5 daughters including my mother Dominica (Darlene) all deceased. Maybe we are distant cousins you and I ?? Several years ago, I asked questions on this site about my mom's side of the family, but received no replies.
          Comment on Some Words by Hangoverlike        
Just finished listening to your last episode and then i noticed the post ... This is incredibly sad news. I honestly thought this was a joke at first glance... ...I am very sorry for your loss. Be strong guys, Dorian, from Romania PS: His laughter always cracked me up, always.
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          Faith and Dalmatians: How I Learned to Believe God        

Faith and Dalmations: How I Learned to Believe God

It seemed every kid in our neighborhood had a dog. Every kid except me. I asked my parents on several occasions if I might have a dog too. They wisely explained that a pet meant responsibility, and they felt I needed to be at least ten years old before I would be ready for one. I was nine.

In the meantime, my mom encouraged me to research various dog breeds so I would be able to make an informed choice when the time came. It didn’t take me long to decide. I wanted a Dalmatian. Other kids had labs or terriers or common breeds. But I would have something special: a dog I had previously thought was reserved only for firefighters.

Unfortunately, Dalmatian puppies were expensive—a purebred cost around $400 at the time. Mom warned me that $400 was a lot of money, most likely more than our family could pay. This apparent obstacle set the stage for one of the most important lessons I have ever learned: how to ask God for something and then trust his guidance in the answer.

Like all kids, I had a dream. And like most kids, I lacked the resources to make that dream a reality. So I began to pray, petitioning God to give me a Dalmatian. I didn’t have much experience in prayer or a super-Christian faith. I just wanted a dog, and because my parents encouraged it, I decided to ask God.

God loves to answer prayer when people actually expect him to, when they believe he can. And most of all, he loves the faith-filled prayers of children. They have sway with him like none else.

And so it happened, that on a warm summer evening in suburban Fort Worth, God unmistakably inserted himself into my life. His answer to my little prayer did not come as a fuzzy feeling or some vague aligning of circumstances. Instead, it came in the form of a champion-quality adolescent Dalmatian trotting right into my front yard!

God loves to answer prayer when people actually expect him to.

Stray dogs were fairly common in our neighborhood, but a Dalmatian? It was exactly what I had been praying for! My heart raced as I observed this beautiful animal darting from place to place, sniffing out every tree and bush, seemingly oblivious to the stunned nine-year-old boy gawking from the porch.

I quickly recovered from my shock. As it became apparent that no owner was in sight, I caught the dog and brought her inside. Mom slipped an old collar from a former pet around our canine visitor’s neck. The tag on it was current, displaying our home address, phone number, and the name Tina. After releasing the Dalmatian into the backyard, we discussed how to proceed.

We knew from our research what a quality Dalmatian should look like. This dog was perfect. Too perfect, in fact, to be a stray. Dismayed, I listened sadly as Mom explained that the dog must belong to someone and we needed to do our best to get her back home. She was right, of course, and we set about trying to find the owner.

A little while later, I went into the backyard and discovered to my horror that my dream pet had disappeared! We later learned that she was a fence-jumper, and our short, four-foot chain link had been no match for her.

To say that I was heartbroken would be an understatement. I had been so certain that God had given me a Dalmatian. Despite our conclusion that she belonged to someone else, I still held out hope that I might get to keep her. Now she was gone. It was the first time in my short life I felt a keen sense of loss, and I remember vividly how I sobbed in my mom’s arms.

But the story didn’t end there. Could we not pray again? We did pray, but my faith was small. Surely this dog was gone forever, and prayer was merely our dutiful response to a hopeless situation. God, however, was just getting warmed up.

I thanked God for his goodness and faithfulness to a nine-year-old boy.

Only a short time passed before the phone rang. A man on the other end claimed that he had found Tina. Could we come pick her up? I was beside myself. Minutes later, this amazing Dalmatian was back at the Steele home, now confined more carefully to prevent escape.

In the days to come, we ran ads in the local newspaper and hung posters all over our neighborhood. No one ever claimed her. Finally, Dad gave his permission and the dog was mine to keep. I named her Ashlea, and as you might expect, she was the best pet a kid could ever hope for. But to me she was much more than a pet. She was the hand of God reaching deliberately into my life, showing me that he was real, that he was powerful, and that he cared about me.

Years later, while I was home on my first furlough from Ukraine, Ashlea passed away. I buried her myself on the back of my parents’ Texas farm. Through tears, with the shovel in my hands, I thanked God for his goodness and faithfulness to a nine-year-old boy.

Next Steps

Ashlea was a beginning. From there, God continued to mold my life in various ways, introducing greater tests of faith. When I was 12, my mom registered me for a large Christian conference that was held annually in our city. It was a big event, and I felt very privileged to attend at such a young age.

The speaker challenged us to follow God in many practical areas, even when it was hard. He told stories from his own life about learning to walk in faith. I found one example particularly poignant: obtaining and maintaining a clear conscience. I grew in humility as I began patching up relationships with others, admitting when I was wrong, and asking for forgiveness. It was terrifying at times. But God loves contrition. As he led me, I learned to value his approval far more than the approval of people.

Another significant area for me was submission to my parents. As a young adolescent I learned not only to obey my parents out of duty, but to value their authority as a sort of divine guidance. I knew God had placed me under my parents, and I began to realize that as I followed their direction, I was following his. The ability to hear God’s voice in this way became increasingly valuable to me, reinforcing my relationship with him and with my parents. Their wisdom protected me from many a pitfall during my formative years, and their training continues to benefit me and my family to this day.

Meeting Mike

God brought a second major event into my life at the age of 12: my first meeting with Michael Pearl. Mike came to visit our church in Texas and led a Bible study on Romans and Revelation. Everything about it fascinated me. The teaching was excellent, but I was most struck by Mike’s loyalty to the Word of God. I had never heard a preacher who was so confident in believing the Bible word for word, just as it was written. His speech was void of all-too-familiar criticisms such as, “This would be better translated as . . .” or “In the original Greek it actually says . . .” Instead, Mike seemed to hang on every word, every comma. These were God’s words, after all, and they were perfectly preserved for us. We could read them and understand them. We could search for meaning and find it. We could know for ourselves the doctrines of God without having to rely blindly on the private interpretations of others.

This approach to Scripture gave me confidence. Over the next few years, I listened to every Bible study from Mike that I could get my hands on. We had cassette tapes then, and I remember listening to them as I did my chores. I saw that Mike wasn’t trying to conform me into a belief system he had contrived. Instead, with Mike’s guidance, I was learning to follow God, and this thrilled me. I was learning to read God’s Word for myself and stand on its claims with boldness. Mike’s teaching on various passages of Scripture frequently left me thinking, “Why didn’t I see that before? It’s written right here in black and white!”

By the time I was 18, I had become fearless. I knew that I still had much to learn, but I had no doubt in my mind about how to learn it. I needed nothing more than my King James Bible, a good concordance, and time.

Hong Kong

As I progressed through my adolescent years, I gradually recognized that God was orchestrating significant events to lead me down a specific path. It was my job to discern his direction and obey. He would take care of the rest. In fact, this perception became a core part of my prayer life. “Lord, if you will only make your will clear to me, I will obey.”

One life-steering event came when I was 16 in the form of a phone call from Michael Pearl. He was inviting me to take part in a short-term mission project in Hong Kong. Mike’s son, Gabriel, was going and their family wanted someone to accompany him. Would my parents consider allowing me to go?

When I heard this proposition, I was excited, but I had my doubts that it would ever materialize. Our family didn’t travel much at all. Besides, this would cost money, and although Mike’s church had offered to pay for living expenses while I was in Hong Kong, the cost of the airfare would be up to us. Where would we get the money? After some discussion, my mom and dad agreed: if God would provide the funds, they would allow me to go.

I had a part-time job in construction, and I immediately began saving all I could. But there was another problem. It was now December of 1995, and due to squabbling in Congress, the U.S. government had shut down. Among other things, new passports were not being issued. Even if I could earn enough for my plane ticket, how would I get a passport?

I listened to the news on the radio. Reports told of people going to passport agencies and camping out for days, hoping that the government might open in time for them to receive a passport. Again, my situation seemed impossible, and again, God acted.

The government finally decided to open the passport offices for one week. If you showed up in time and got through the lines, you could get a passport. Mom loaded me and the other kids in the car, and we left for Houston. As we approached the city, I prepared myself for a dreadful sight. Based on the radio reports I’d heard, there would be impossible lines, tents everywhere, and a general feeling of chaos.

We timed our arrival so that we would reach the city in the pre-dawn hours, hoping this would help our chances. As we navigated the downtown Houston streets, I fumbled with an atlas trying to guide Mom to the right place. Finally, after asking directions, we found the passport office. Mom dropped me off to get a place in line, and then left to check in to our hotel.

I entered the building and went up several floors to the main entrance of the passport office. It was still closed. This much I had expected. What I did not expect was to find myself alone. There was not a soul in sight. Was I in the right place? Where were the lines we’d heard about? I did not have to wonder long. Minutes later the crowds arrived behind me. Soon a security guard came out and began explaining various protocols. This was indeed the right place, and I was first in line!

Mom managed to find me at the front of the line and we started checking all our paperwork. The security guard had assured us that if anything was missing, we would be passed over for the next applicant, losing our place in line and possibly our chance to obtain a passport.

To my horror, we suddenly realized that we had neglected to fill in my social security number on the application. We didn’t have it anywhere! Only minutes remained until the doors opened! After some discussion, we decided to call Dad in Fort Worth to see if he could find the number. This was before the days of smartphones and wifi, so Mom set off to find a pay phone. It seemed this whole crazy plan of ours was coming apart at the seams.

Yet once again, right on cue, God did what seemed to us impossible. Mom hadn’t gotten far when she was stopped by a man in line. He had overheard our conversation and to our amazement, he produced a cellular telephone! I had barely heard of such devices, let alone used one. In 1995, a cell phone was rare indeed.

Yet once again, right on cue, God did what seemed to us impossible.

Mom dialed home. A few moments later, she was back at the front of the line with the number in hand. Within half an hour, we had completed the application process, and by early afternoon, we were driving toward Fort Worth, passport in hand.

Against all odds, I flew to Hong Kong in January of 1996 and spent six weeks spreading the Gospel with a team of young missionaries. Gabriel Pearl had injured his leg just before the trip, and so I ended up traveling alone. But then, I was not alone. I was more convinced than ever before that God was with me. He was the God who heard and answered my prayers. He was the God who produced Dalmatians out of thin air, who revealed his Word to children, who provided money for mission trips, and who even dispatched his angels in Houston armed with cell phones. This was my God, and I would follow him to the ends of the earth.

Conclusion

Just 18 months after returning from Hong Kong, I discovered my next mission field: Ukraine. I spent five months there in 1997. God ultimately used that trip to lead me to the ministry I have today.

I could tell many more stories of God’s guidance, provision, and faithfulness. Someday, perhaps I will write them all down in a book. For now, let me close by challenging you, young man or young woman, to believe God. This little testimony is not a story about a special boy who achieved great faith. This is a story about a great God who built faith in a little boy. That same God is waiting for you. He is extending his hand to lead you. He is ready to part the Red Sea for you and show you wonders that will defy your imagination. Let him build your faith as you obey his Word. Seek God, believe God, and follow God as he transforms your life into an incredible story that will glorify his name and turn many to salvation.

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
- Hebrews 11:32-34

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Joshua has been ministering the Gospel in Ukraine since 2001, and has also served in Mexico, Hong Kong, Thailand and the United States. Prior to her calling as a wife and mother, Kelsie took part in mission trips to Taiwan, Mexico, and Romania. She and Joshua were married on September 18, 2004, after which they returned to Ukraine as a couple.

Joshua and Kelsie are both founding members of Euro Team Outreach (ETO), a ministry dedicated to advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Eastern Europe. One of ETO’s core outreaches is Bible First!

During the summer months, ETO hosts Carpathian Mountain Outreach, an annual short-term project aimed at evangelizing remote mountain villages, expanding the impact of Bible First! in Ukraine, and providing hands-on missions training for young men.

The Steeles currently reside in L’viv, Ukraine. They have four children: Abigail, Rebekah, Hosanna, and Kathryn. Both Joshua and Kelsie speak the Ukrainian language fluently and are actively involved in the lives of the Ukrainian people.

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          This Might Take the Cake        

By LASIS Staff The chutzpah cake, that is. We’ve written about this kind of thing before, but a recent New York Times story really stunned us. It seems that a couple of Romanian guys with nothing better to do and some time on their hands decided to steal a couple of paintings from the Kunsthal Museum […]

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          The Good, Bad in Youth Ball        
The German Baseball Academy won the U14 PONY Qualifier at Tempo.
Last weekend at Tempo, our club hosted the U14 SUMA Open PONY League Qualifier, with the winner advancing to represent the European Zone in the World Series back in Pennsylvania in August.

While helping out with the tournament and watching a half-dozen or so games, I was reminded about the good and the bad with youth baseball in an age where young ballplayers are influenced by what they watch on television and the Internet. These young players have their development placed in the hands of their coaches, who are usually great role models and well-intentioned, but unfortunately also sometimes under-qualified and overzealous, focused too much on winning over development or biased towards the interests of their own kid they have playing on the team.

I enjoyed hanging around the tournament, where I met some American players and parents from the Landstuhl and Remstein military bases in Germany (I was born at Landstuhl, so that was pretty cool), who were my MVPs for the weekend after handing me some peanut butter and beef jerky, both of which are tough to find here in Prague. In addition, it was interesting to listen to while having no idea what was being said as coaches barked instructions to their teams from Germany, Moldova, Serbia, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic, and I really enjoyed the sportsmanship and energy that players at that age bring to the yard every day.

A team from the German Baseball Academy, which had about a half-dozen guys who looked capable of dunking a basketball, beat the American military kids in the championship game and were dominant throughout the weekend. I told one of the guys with our club who was also helping out that if that's an accurate sample of what the development of the game looks like over in Deutschland, then the world will be taking notice in future years at events such as the European Championships, World Baseball Championship and the Olympics, once the IOC wises up and brings baseball back to the Summer Games.

Not everything I witnessed during the tournament was as the game should be played, however.

Another team from Germany had a couple big boys who thought they were playing rugby, and thought it was acceptable to lower their shoulder and barrel over a much-smaller catcher from Poland, who, to his credit, held onto the ball both times. During one of the collisions, the catcher was actually on the first-base side of the plate - leaving an open path along the third base line for the runner to slide safely into home - when the base runner ran over him, resulting in perhaps the dirtiest play in youth baseball as I've ever seen. Amazingly, the base runner was not tossed from the game (protecting the players, apparently, is a major fault of umpires in the Czech Republic, as I've already witnessed and been been told through multiple accounts by coaches and players here).

In another game, the coach of a Romanian team that was losing 22-0 in the second inning had the game called in the second inning. This was prior to the last three guys in his lineup having the opportunity to come to the plate. If I'm a player, I've got major issues with my coach who didn't let me swing the bat in a game after we traveled over 10 hours to this tournament. (The same Romanian coach allowed his center fielder to play the field while kneeling, only getting up to chase after the ball when it was struck to the outfield).

The coach of a team from Serbia sent a 13-year-old kid out on the mound, and after watching his fastball get batted around the yard for the first inning, either instructed or allowed his young hurler to come out and throw the next two innings while throwing, by my rough estimate, about 75 percent breaking balls. As I sat behind the backstop as the game's scorekeeper, I wanted to bound into the dugout and explain to the Serbian coach, as anyone with common sense could, how quickly this poor kid's elbow would be damaged and pitching career would come to an end should he continue to allow him to toss breaking balls at any rate, no less that rate, at his age.

I saw a lot of good things over the course of the tournament that leads you to believe that the development of the game in Europe is heading in the right direction. But I also saw a lot of red flags that indicate there is a lot of growth  that still needs to take place on the diamond on this side of the pond.
          Legi cretine Romania        

          Negara-negara Asal Sepakbola Deg-degan Menunggu Pengundian        

Pengundian babak kualifikasi Piala Dunia 2018 akan dilakukan Sabtu malam, sekitar pukul 23.00 WIB. Di bawah ini adalah daftar unggulan dan berbagai skenario buruk maupun baik yang bisa menimpa negara-negara asal sepakbola: Inggris, Wales, Skotlandia dan Irlandia Utara.

Berita Bola: Negara-negara Asal Sepakbola Deg-degan Menunggu Pengundian
Pot 1: Jerman, Belgia, Belanda, Portugal, Romania, Inggris, Wales, Spanyol, Kroasia
Pot 2: Slovakia, Austria, Italia, Swiss, Republik Ceko, Prancis, Islandia, Denmark, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Pot 3: Ukraina, Skotlandia, Polandia, Hungaria, Swedia, Albania, Irlandia Utara, Serbia, Yunani
Pot 4: Turki, Slovenia, Israel, Republik Irlandia, Norwegia, Bulgaria, Kepulauan Faroe, Montenegro, Estonia
Pot 5: Siprus, Latvia, Armenia, Finlandia, Belarusia, Makedonia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova
Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Luksemburg, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Andorra
Inggris dan Wales tidak mungkin bertemu dalam satu grup karena mereka sama-sama tim unggulan yang masuk dalam Pot 1.
Namun, mereka masih bisa ketemu dengan negara tertentu dari Pot 2 seperti Italia (saat ini peringkat 17 di dunia) atau Perancis (peringkat 22), sementara tandang ke negara-negara tertentu seperti Swedia, Polandia atau Ukraina bisa menjadi laga yang sulit.
Wales, Irlandia Utara dan Skotlandia bisa saja masuk ke dalam grup yang berisikan lima tim, bukan enam – yang dapat membantu peluang mereka lolos ke putaran final di Rusia.
Tim-tim Eropa akan dibagi ke dalam sembilan kelompok – tujuh grup dengan enam tim dan dua grup hanya beranggotakan lima tim.
Berikut adalah skenario terbaik dan terburuk dari empat negara asal sepakbola itu.
Inggris
Tiket impian:
Inggris, Islandia, Albania, Kepulauan Faroe, Moldova, Andorra
Skenario terburuk:
Inggris, Italia, Swedia, Turki, Finlandia, Kazakhstan
Wales
Tiket impian:
Wales, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Kepulauan Faroe, Moldova
Skenario terburuk:
Wales, Prancis, Ukraina, Turki, Siprus, Georgia
Skotlandia
Tiket impian:
Skotlandia, Wales, Islandia, Estonia, Lithuania
Skenario terburuk:
Skotlandia, Jerman, Italia, Turki, Makedonia, Kazakhstan
Irlandia Utara
Tiket impian:
Irlandia Utara, Rumania, Islandia, Kepulauan Faroe, Moldova
Skenario terburuk:
Irlandia Utara, Spanyol, Prancis, Republik Irlandia, Belarusia, Malta

          What next for Eastern Europe?        
While President Trump tweets, the United States and Russia drift towards war over Syria, and the new Thirty Years War between Shi'ite and Sunni continues on many fronts, another critical drama is playing out in the Eastern half of the European continent.  I find it particularly interesting because it is a replay of the drama I described about 40 years ago in my first book, Economic Diplomacy and the Origins of the Second World War, which is linked at left and available as an e-book.

For the first few centuries of the modern era the peoples of Eastern Europe lived under large empires.  The Ottoman Empire had reached Europe in the 15th century and eventually included what is now Bulgaria, Greece, Albania, Rumania, some of the nations of the former Yugoslavia, and Hungary.  The Tsar of Russia ruled what are now the Baltic States and, by the 19th century, Poland.  The Holy Roman Empire--which in 1806 became the Austrian Empire, and in 1867 the Austro-Hungarian Empire--included parts of Poland and the present-day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Slovenia.  All these peoples, to varying degrees, developed nationalist movements during the 19th century.

The enormous strain of the First World War proved too much not only for the Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires, but also for the German Empire.  The Allies--France, Britain, Italy and eventually the US as well--sponsored the claims of some of the national movements in their territory.  In January 1918, in his Fourteen Points, Woodrow Wilson endorsed an independent Poland and autonomy (not independence) for the peoples of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires.  When those nations collapsed ten months later, various national movements proclaimed new states.

As the brilliant but eccentric English historian A. J. P. Taylor noted in 1961, the post-1919 settlement in Eastern Europe reflected the astonishing fact that both Germany and Russia had been defeated. Only that allowed for the re-creation of an independent Poland, the new states of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia,a larger Rumania, independent Poland and Finland, and the three Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.  It seemed in 1918-9 that things might go even further and that Ukraine might become independent as well, but the Bolsheviks managed to secure control over it in the Russian civil war.  These states were economically and politically weak.  Nearly all of them initially formed some kind of democratic government, encouraged down that path by the western powers.

In the short run, several of the new states--Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Romania--were threatened by Hungary, which had lost huge territories at the peace conference, while in the long run Czechoslovakia and Poland had to worry about a resurgent Germany. France, eager to cement its status as the leading power in Europe, offered all those states some kind of alliance.  Clearly the French would have trouble defending them once the Germans or Russians regained their military strength, but the French were counting on keeping the Germans weak.  The alliances faced no serious threats until after the rise of Hitler.

By then all these countries had undergone profound political changes.  While all of them had begun as democracies, only Czechoslovakia, Finland and the Baltic States were still electing their governments by the early 1930s--the rest had come under some form of authoritarian rule.  The agricultural states among them, as I showed in my book, came under German influence after 1935 because the Germans, desperate for food, offered them a market for their produce.  In 1938 Hitler managed to destroy Czechoslovakia when the French abandoned their alliance.  In 1939-40, Hitler and Stalin concluded the Nazi-Soviet Pact. They partitioned Poland and the Soviets incorporated the Baltic States.  Hungary and Rumania became allies of Hitler while Yugoslavia was occupied by the Italians and the Nazis.  In 1945,  the whole region (except Finland) came under Soviet occupation and the USSR installed Communist governments.

The collapse of the USSR in 1991--77 years after the start of the First World War--started this process over again.  Once again, as in 1919, the entire region was liberated from foreign rule.  This time the proliferation of new states has gone much further, with Czechoslovakia and former Yugoslavia giving way to no less than 8 new states, and not only the Baltic States, but also Ukraine and Belarus, becoming independent.  Once again the new states established various forms of democracy.  And once again, powerful nations from outside the region offered them alliances. NATO, led by the US, offered membership to virtually every new state in the region, including the Baltic states--after initially promising the new Russian government not to do so.  The EU also offered many of them membership, choosing to ignore the enormous economic and cultural differences that still divide Europe somewhere around the frontiers of Germany and Poland.

Germany is no longer an imperialist nation, although it leads the EU and played a key role in its enlargement.  Russia once again went through a chaotic period but by 2000 it was recovering its strength under Vladimir Putin.  He is clearly determined to reassert Russian influence--if not more--over many of the states of the former USSR.  Belarus lost any real independence very quickly, and Putin is actively contesting the West in a bid for influence in Ukraine, and using the Russian military at the border to do so. He also very obviously has designs on the Baltic states, which are extremely vulnerable militarily.  And while Putin cannot offer these states markets the way the Germans did 80 years ago, he can provide them with energy.

And once again, democracy has proven fragile in Eastern Europe.  Rightist parties now lead the governments of Hungary, Poland, and some of the other states of the region. The governments of the Czech Republic and Slovakia are weak and subject to corruption and outside influence.  These nations face a choice between  western-style democracy--which is having enormous problems in the west--and Russian-style authoritarianism.  It is not at all clear which path they shall take.

Only a gigantic war settled the question of Eastern Europe's future 80 years ago.  Such a war does not seem in prospect now, but limited wars, such as a lightning Russian occupation of one or more Baltic states, cannot be ruled out.  Russian and NATO aircraft are constantly confronting one another in the region.  The Russians also seem to be using cyberwar against Ukraine, and they may use it elsewhere. To reach a new equilibrium diplomatically would require a level of statesmanship which is not apparent on the world scene.  Nearly thirty years ago, when the Soviet empire collapsed, I commented frequently that this time, Eastern Europe had taken a new shape without a new world war.  Now it seems that the process may involve a larger conflict--albeit of a possibly different kind.
          Why Jonathan Shieber’s visit to Romania is creating a lot of buzz        
Pretty much anyone in the startup world heard about TechCrunch or CrunchBase. And I would bet that it’s every entrepreneurs’ dream to be featured on TechCrunch, since it can get you so much exposure. If you didn’t know who Jonathan [...]
          The good, the bad and the ugly of Black Friday deals revealed        
Romania was probably the one country that had Black Friday deals one week before the rest of the world, on November 21st, to be more specific (later edit: Amazon began Black Friday offers on the same day, as well). Companies [...]
          Risk implications of kids going mobile: Research        
By Anne Collier Even back in 2010, the EU Kids Online researchers in 25 countries noted that “the ways through and the locations from which children go online are diversifying, and this trend is continuing.” It has indeed continued. Increasingly obvious to parents, the mobile platform enables “ubiquitous internetting,” as Dutch researchers put it way back in 2006). At the same time, mobile represents the most personal, private way of accessing the Net and the least evolved provisions for kids’ safety, EU Kids Online’s Prof. Sonia Livingstone pointed out at the ICT Coalition gathering in Brussels last week. At that all-day gathering of people representing Internet companies, the European Commission and youth advocacy organizations, Livingstone gave a summary of findings from EU Kids Online’s latest project, “Net Children Go Mobile,” based on face-to-face interviews in the homes of 1,000 young people aged 9-16 in five countries: Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Romania and the United Kingdom. She showed us how, on the risk side of digital life, things have changed between 2010 and 2013, when the researchers went back to them. One big difference was in the questions alone. “In 2010, we asked them about the handheld devices they used,” she said. [...]
          The Latest: Romania seizes eggs imported from Germany        
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " The Latest on an investigation of eggs tainted with an illegal pesticide in Europe (all times local):7:35 p.m.Romanian authorities say they have seized a ton of imported eggs suspected of being contaminated.The Veterinary Health Authority said in a statement that authorities discovered 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of eggs before they had reached supermarket shelves. They had arrived in the western city of Timisoara from Germany.It [...]
          Translate your favorite with Google        
Sebelumnya telah diuraikan perihal Priority Inbox, dimana fitur ini bekerja pada Gmail dan saat ini Ambae.exe berkesempatan menggunakannya bersama others AMBAE. Lebih awal disampaikan bahwa Google mengeluarkan 2 (dua) fitur terbarunya. Yang akan diuraikan di bawah ini adalah Google Translate dengan fitur yang lebih hebat. Bagi sobat Googler, Google Translate bukanlah hal baru, tapi mungkin saja masih ada rekan-rekan yang ingin mengetahuinya dari awal terutama Ambae.exe yang masih awam.

Layanan ini diperkenalkan pada tahun 2007 dan mulai memasukkan Bahasa Indonesia ke dalam pilihan bahasa yang bisa diterjemahkan sejak 25 September 2008. Adapun sasaran utama dari Google Translate yakni untuk menerjemahkan bagian teks atau halaman web dalam satu bahasa ke bahasa lain.


Lalu mengapa diklaim memiliki fasilitas canggih dibanding penerjemah lainnya...? Tidak seperti layanan terjemahan lain seperti Babel Fish dan AOL yang menggunakan SYSTRAN, Google menggunakan perangkat lunak terjemahan sendiri. Itulah hebatnya mbah Google, si empunya tidak mau meminjam apapun dari pihak lain. Kalau perlu Sergey M. Brin dan Lawrence E. Page membeli produk pihak lain agar bisa menguasai dunia maya.

Lanjut fren, satu persatu kita bahas perihal Translate milik mbah Google. Dukungan Google Translate mencakup :
- Google Translate versi standar
- Google Search
- Google Toolbar
- Google Chrome
- Google Labs
- Google Mail (Gmail)
- Google Chat (chat via Gmail)
- Google Talk
- Google Groups
- Google Moderator
- Google Docs (Google Documents)
- Google Video (YouTube)
- Google Mobile
- Google Android
- Google Web Element
- Google AJAX API
- Google Toolkit

A. Google Translate versi standar

Steps A1
Kunjungi Google Translate, lalu ketik atau paste karakter, kata maupun kalimat yang ingin diterjemahkan. Tentukan bahasa terjemahan yang akan digunakan dan klik Translate. Tukar arah terjemahan dengan mengeklik tombol Swap languages.


Steps A2
Klik Listen untuk mendengarkan terjemahan versi suara Google. Klik Read phonetically untuk membedakan suara/lafadz dari yang diperdengarkan Google. Metode Read phonetically memanfaatkan sistem notasi fonetis (International Phonetic Alphabet), yakni kumpulan tanda yang dengannya semua bahasa manusia dapat ditulis dan dijelaskan. Seperti halnya membedakan lafadz fa dengan pa dan va atau sa dengan xa dan za atau ca dengan ka dan qa serta ei dengan ee dan ey dan bahasa planet lainnya.


B. Google Search

Steps B1
Silakan meluncur ke Google Homepage dan ketikkan keyword yang akan dicari. Hasil pencarian pun muncul sebanyak 10 URL/Website di halaman pertama Google yang paling terkait dengan keyword tersebut. Untuk menerjemahkan URL, klik link Translate this page atau Terjemahkan laman ini di sisi kanan salah satu URL hasil Searching. Translate dapat dimaksimalkan dengan mengatur metode pencarian pada menu Advanced Search atau Preferences.


Steps B2
Setelah mengeklik link Translate this page, Google segera menerjemahkannya. Tentukan bahasa terjemahan pada tampilan halaman berikutnya. Untuk menukar arah terjemahan, tidak disiapkan tombol Swap languages. Sehingga harus mengganti bahasa secara manual pada kedua drop down menu.


Steps B3
Temukan hal unik dari namamu, pada kolom pencarian ketik perintah Translate 'My Name is xxxxxxx' to yyyyyyy.
~ xxxxxxx : Nama
~ yyyyyyy : Bahasa


C. Google Toolbar

Steps C1
Google Toolbar bekerja pada browser Microsoft Internet Explorer dan Mozilla Firefox versi 2.0 atau yang lebih tinggi. Operation System (OS) yang direkomendasikan yakni Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista atau yang lebih tinggi. Untuk mengaktifkannya Download dan Install Google Toolbar, ikuti langkah selanjutnya hingga Finish. Bila Google memerintahkan untuk Restart, sobat Googler ikuti saja, jangan membantah perintah orang tua (mbah Google), mumpung GRATIS. Setelah terinstall, Google Toolbar akan terpasang di bagian atas halaman browser, tepatnya pada Toolbar Menu.



D. Google Chrome

Steps D1
Serupa tapi tidak sama, Google Chrome mirip dengan Google Toolbar. Perbedaannya, Google Toolbar merupakan Add-ons yang bekerja pada browser IE dan Mozilla Firefox. Sedangkan Google Chrome merupakan browser yang di dalamnya telah dibenamkan fitur Google Translate dengan tampilan Google Toolbar. Bekerja hanya pada Operation System (OS) Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista dan Windows 7. Daripada bingung, Download versi teranyar Google Chrome dan rasakan kehangatan Google Translate bersamanya. Untuk versi Beta, disini downloadnya.


E.
Google Labs dan Google Mail (Gmail)

Steps E1
Email yang masuk tidak selalu menggunakan bahasa Indonesia. Bahkan orang Indonesia pun terkadang memakai bahasa Alien dalam mengirimkan email atau di saat chatting. Install salah satu fitur Google Labs pada Menu Settings. Pilih Sub Menu Labs, aktifkan fitur Message translation lalu Simpan pengaturan.


Steps E2
Masih pada Menu Settings, pilih Sub Menu General dan tentukan bahasa terjemahan secara default lalu simpan kembali pengaturan terakhir.


Untuk menonaktifkan fitur ini, centang Disabled pada Menu Labs. Namun, bila ingin menonaktifkan Google Labs secara utuh tanpa memilah-milah fiturnya, kunjungi OFF.

F.
Google Chat (chat via Gmail)
dan Google Talk

Steps F1
Fitur ini memanfaatkan Google Bots dalam menerjemahkan setiap pesan Chat. Googler yang terbiasa dengan Google Wave, kiranya tidak mengalami kesulitan dalam mengaplikasikan Google Bots. Guna memudahkan sobat Googler, Ambae.exe menyuguhkan daftar Google Bots yang dapat ditambahkn pada Gmail Chat atau Google Talk.




Google Bots pada fitur ini dimaksudkan sebagai robot Google yang akan menelusuri data yang dicari para Googler. Selanjutnya para Robot ini menerjemahkannya ke dalam bahasa masing-masing Bots. Jangan lupa menambahkan @bot.talk.google.com. Format penulisan Bots yakni xxxxxxx@bot.talk.google.com.
~ xxxxxxx : Salah satu Bots
~ Contoh zh2en@bot.talk.google.com : Google Bots untuk bahasa Chinese ke English.

G.
Google Groups, Google Moderator
dan Google Docs (Google Documents)

Steps G1
Berdiskusi bersama rekan sesama Googler, mengedit dokumen, merespon, bertanya, menjawab, menyarankan atau memberi ide dan masukan kepada dan/atau dari Google. Dengan fitur Google Translate di dalamnya, serasa kuliah dengan fasilitas Dwi Bahasa. Sobat tidak perlu mengutak-atik Setting dan Preferences. Cukup mengunjungi Translate ala Google Groups, Google Moderator dan/atau Google Docs (Google Documents).

H. Google Video (YouTube)

Steps H1
Halaman pencarian YouTube, mirip dengan Google Homepage. Klik Translate untuk menerjemahkan Keterangan Video atau klik Show original untuk mengembalikan ke dalam bentuk aslinya.


Steps H2
Sobat Googler sering menikmati tayangan HBO atau HBO Asia, Cinemax, Star Movie, Star World dan sebagainya...??? Menonton Film kesayangan di channel termasyur tersebut benar-benar mengasyikkan. Tersedia dalam Bi-Lingual atau Dwi Language. Di samping itu tersedia pula Running Text di setiap Film, meski film itu telah berganti bahasa dari English ke Indonesia. Wajarlah HBO mengklaim dirinya It's not TV, it's HBO

Bagaimana dengan Google Video atau YouTube...??? Video yang disertai dengan keterangan Teks alias Caption dapat pula diterjemahkan ke dalam berbagai bahasa. Dengan catatan bahwa video tersebut memiliki Caption atau lazim dikenal dengan Running Text sebagai terjemahan teks dari apa yang diucapkan dalam video bersangkutan. Klik Icon (^) lalu pilih Icon (cc), keduanya berada di pojok kanan bawah Video. Lalu klik Translate Captions untuk mengatur bahasa terjemahan.


Steps H3
Tentukan bahasa terjemahan dengan mengeklik drop down menu. Selanjutnya klik tombol Translate. Maka sekejap, Caption Video diterjemahkan sesuai bahasa yang dipilih.


I. Google Mobile dan Google Android

Steps I1
Translate via Google Mobile melalui perangkat seluler sobat Googler dengan mengunjungi Google Mobile

Steps I2
Dengan Google Android, fitur Google Translate benar-benar dimaksimalkan. Tidak hanya berupa teks ke teks, Googler dapat menerjemahkan teks ke dalam bentuk suara. Demikian sebaliknya, suara diterjemahkan kembali ke dalam bentuk teks. Download Google Android untuk merasakannya.

J. Google Web Element,
Google AJAX API dan Google Toolkit

Steps J1
Ingin memiliki Tool Translater di Webpage sobat Googler...??? Benamkan Code Google Translate ke dalamnya.

Copy dan Paste Script Code berikut

Script di atas hanya contoh, pengaturan secara manual silakan kunjungi Google Web Element. Mengenai penempatan HTML tersebut, posisikan pada BODY section.

Sobat tidak menginginkan Google menerjemahkan halaman Webpagenya. Copy dan Paste Meta Tag berikut dan posisikan pada HEAD section :


Steps J2
Terjemahan Webpage maupun Web Element lebih dimungkinkan lagi dengan fitur Google AJAX API. Tentunya Googler akan lebih sering bermain dengan Javascript.

Steps J3
Yang ini lebih hebat lagi. Googler dapat mengupload dan mendownload data yang diterjemahkan dengan fitur Google Toolkit. Lebih lengkapnya, kunjungi Google Tranlator Toolkit karena pada halaman tersebut diuraikan dengan jelas melalui media Video Tutorial versi mbah Google.

Sobat Blogger dan rekan Googler yang ingin mengetahui lebih banyak tentang fitur ini, silakan mengunjungi mbah Google. Mengingat panjangnya artikel ini dan rumitnya pembahasannya. Sebagai newbie, mohon dikoreksi bila terdapat kesalahan di dalamnya.

Persembahan berikutnya berupa Daftar Bahasa yang didukung Google Translate hingga saat ini sebanyak 57 Bahasa, yakni :
* Afrikaans
* Albanian
* Armenian (Alpha)
* Azerbaijani (Alpha)
* Arabic
* Basque (Alpha)
* Belarusian
* Bulgarian
* Catalan
* Chinese (Simplified)
* Chinese (Traditional)
* Croatian
* Czech
* Danish
* Dutch
* English
* Estonian
* Filipino
* Finnish
* French
* Galician
* Georgian (Alpha)
* German
* Greek
* Haitian Creole (Alpha)
* Hebrew
* Hindi
* Hungarian
* Icelandic
* Indonesian
* Italian
* Irish
* Japanese
* Korean
* Latvian
* Lithuanian
* Macedonian
* Malay
* Maltese
* Norwegian
* Persian
* Polish
* Portuguese
* Romanian
* Russian
* Serbian
* Slovak
* Slovenian
* Spanish
* Swahili
* Swedish
* Thai
* Turkish
* Ukrainian
* Urdu (Alpha)
* Vietnamese
* Welsh
* Yiddish

          Categories of Vocabularies        
1.    Title of incident/type of incident
Assault/Assassination/Attack/Vandalize/Murder/Property / persecution / Damage/Kidnapping/Demonstration/Slanghter/Homicide/Persection/Harrashment/Intimidation/
Threat/Stalking/Mugging/Extortion/Blackmail/Torture/Mob Justice/Beating/Domestic Violation(HRV)/Robbery/Suicide/Burglary / break in/Theft/Road Accident/Genocide/Massacre Arson/Assault/Blackmail/Fraud/Hijacking/Hooliganism /Mugging
2.    Body structure/looks of suspects.
Heavily built/slim/lean/medium built /muscular built/(slender- willowy- meager) (robust/ /stout/strapping /chunky / stocky /  burly /bold / brawny/ sturdy) ( lanky – leggy - tall and thin) (cocky / overconfident ) shaved head/curly hair/skinny/bony/bald head
3.    Dress of suspects
Camouflage/sneaker/bandana/Turban/ emblem/Denim jean/ Trainer/sleeve-less shirt/ belt/scarf
Boots/cap/coat/dress/gloves/hat/jacket/jeans/pants/raincoat/scarf/shirt/shoes/skirt
Slacks/slippers/socks/stockings/suit/sweater/sweatshirt/t-shirt/tie/trousers/underclothes
Underpants/undershirt/ hooded sweat shirt / black track pants/ track suit/
4.    Kind of fire arms and non fire arms
Machetes /AK-47/mouser rifle/Glock17 /revolver/club/ base ball bat/Browning pistol/knife/Astra pistol/Assault rifle/Smith & Wesson-semi automatic pistol / Compact Assault Rifle /
Automatic Shotgun - 12 gauge / Semi-Auto Carbine / Walther pistol/Beretta pistol/Chinese pistol/


5.    Color types
( Tan/ brown) - Gray - Blue/ navy – Purple – (green/ emerald/ jade/ olive/ lime/ sea green/ bottle green) – (White/ colorless/ pallid/ sallow/ ashen) – Black (Yellow/ fair-haired/ blond /pale/ golden-haired/ blonde / flaxen
(Maroon/ burgundy/ reddish purple/ claret /dark red/ wine-colored)

6.    Action words
Swerve/plant/grab/clutch/punch /stab /strangulate/apprehend – detain / stun /disperse – scatter / dispatch/veer/fell/drown/beat/tie/bind/struck/point/assault/torture/vandalize/abduct/apprehand/arrest/offend/attack/charge/accuse/convict/ arrest/ban/break in/break into/ break the law/burgle/charge/commit a crime/escape/get away/hold up/investigate/rob/steal/veer-turn/
7.    Types of vehicles
Volkswagen/Mercedes/sedan/lada/ land rover/Tata jeep/mini bus/truck/( TL/SD/TB/TY)/Honda civic/Honda Crv/Honda City/Honda Pilot/Honda Hrv/Honda Accord/Honda Fit/Land Rover/
Mercedes-Benz/Mitsubishi/Nissan/Suzuki /Toyota Corolla /Toyota Hilux/ Alfa Romeo / FIAT/ BMW /Hyundai/Ford/
8.    Type of ethnicity
Muslim/Serbian/Albanian/Croat/Bosnian/Kosovar Albanians /Kosovar Serbs/Gorani/Turks/Macedonian/Romanian/orthodox Serb/Timorese/  Morle

9.    Complexion
Caucasian/black/white/fair/dark/ mulattos and whites
10.    Mark/scar/tattoo
  Scar/ blemish/ disfigurement/ wound/ scratch /mark/ pockmark/ stain /spot /blotch/ nick/notch
11.    Position of human/objects
supine/prawn/upside town/downside up/inside out/outside in/squatting - hunkering down/crouching-stoop/kneeling/lying/hanging/
12.    Criminals
Mugger/murderer/robber/shoplifter/smuggler/terrorist/thi
ef/vandal/ offender / assailant/ perpetrator/assailant/miscreant / thugs /intruder/suspect/accused/convict/maniac/
13.    fugitive- renegade-escapee/ deserter-escapee/bandit/ fraudster/
14.    part of body
temple/ abdomen/chin/chick/waist /Ankle/foot/skull/tibia /tummy- stomach //wrist/forehead/
15.    injuries
Wound/ hurt/ lesion / abrasion/ cut/ wound/ gash/ sore/ laceration/ scratch/ Abrasion/Bruising/Burns
Cluster Headaches/Concussions/Congestive Heart Failure/Coronary Artery Disease/Dislocation
Flail Chest/Fracture/ Crush Injury/ Dislocation/Flail Chest/Fracture/Head Trauma/Hypothermia/Lacerations/Pinched Nerve/ Rib Fracture/ Spinal Cord Injury/ Traumatic Brain / massive Trauma / hemorrhage / Injury

16.    kinds of drugs
cannabis/marijuana/beverage/narcotic/Amphetamines
Marijuana / Cannabis/Cocaine/Heroin/Ecstasy/Ketamine/LSD Index/Mushrooms/Drug Types
Marijuana/Antidepressants/Barbiturates/Depressants/Hallucinogens/Inhalants/Narcotics/Steroids
Opium

17.    Justice System
Appeal – request /barrister/caution/Cell/Community service/Court/court case/death penalty/defense/fine/goal-jail/guilty/imprisonment/innocent/judge/jury/justice/lawyer/offence/
Sentence/prison/probation-trial/prosecution/punishment/capital punishment – death penalty/corporal punishment – long term prison/remand home/solicitor/trial/verdict/witness

18.    Extra
Compensation/ ransom/bail/parole/ escape/at large/ abscond/flee/ Hostile/aggressive/
( fugitive-escapee)

          Nude Top 10 "McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed" Meme Images from Across the Web        
Top 10 "McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed" Meme Images from Across the Web



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By now you have probably already seen the original picture—16-year-old McKayla Maroney stands with her arms crossed with a look on her face that says it all—she is not impressed.

The American gymnast was favored to win the gold medal in the women's vault competition, but unfortunately fell.

Despite her fall judges still granted Maroney the silver medal based on the execution of an earlier jumps.

The Romanian, Sandra Izbasa, would rise the to the opportunity and ended up seizing the gold, but Maroney wasn't happy.

Soon after the Internet took the image of Maroney's disappointed face and did what the Internet does best—turned it into a meme.  

The meme shows Maroney's image usually imposed with text or photoshopped into a funny scenario. What follows are the top 10 "Not Impressed" meme from across the web.


          (DF) 140 Projects Ideas Approved in Third Call for Proposals under Romania-Bulgaria Programme        
August 3 (BTA) - A hundred and forty projects ideas, worth 270 million euro, were approved during the first step of the third call for proposals under the Interreg VA Romania-Bulgaria Programme a meeting of the programme's Monitoring Committee in Bucharest on Wednesday.
          Raul Jula "Transylvanian Street Rat Riding"        

After some hard days filming it finally came through! Ladies and gentlemen, MVSRVM Media is proud to present the Raul Jula videopart!

Cast: MVSRVM Media

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          "We are the Street Heroes Generation" I. presented by burn        

These are my days of freedom. This is my yard. My turf of freedom. The place where I speak my mind. I just bought the ticket. A tickets that shuts the mouth of my teacher. That keeps the haters out. That lets me dress and act as I really want to - we are the Street Heroes Generation.

Cast: Fuel your fire

Tags: street heroes, burn, energy, team burn, ollie gang shop, generation, skateboarding, bmx, rollerblading, urban festival, romania, deliric, chimie, norzeatic, barni, george, tibi and uskat


          Dirt on Fire 2012 Documentary        

The story behind the biggest dirt bike contest in Romania
Supported by burn

Video credits: Monkey Movie

Cast: Fuel your fire

Tags: DOF, Dirt on Fire, Geza, Miercurea-Ciuc, dirtbike, burn, demian barnabas, dirt jump, trails, bmx, mtb, team burn and kinda geza


          (DF) Governments of Bulgaria and Romania to Hold Joint Meeting in October        
July 29 (BTA) - The governments of Bulgaria and Romania will hold a joint meeting in Varna in October, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in the seaside city on Saturday. Borissov added that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will also be invited to the meeting. The discussion will focus on improving the transport links between the Balkan countries, he said.
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Albanian - Te dua!
Amharic - Afekrishalehou!
Arabic - Ohiboke (m to f), Nohiboka (f to m, or m to m)
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Bosnian - Volim te!
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Greek - S'ayapo!
Gujarati - Hoon tane pyar karoochhoon! tane chaahuN chhuN!
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Polish - Kocham ciebie!
Portuguese - Eu te amo!
Romanian - Te iubesc!
Russian - Ya tyebya lyublyu!
Sanskrit - twayi snihyaami
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Sesotho - Kiyahurata!
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Vietnamese - Anh yeu em (m to f), Em yeu an (f to m)
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          Tabara de vara in limba romana – 2017 – Editia a 4-a        

IN CURIND VOM AVEA NOUTATI DESPRE A 4-A EDITIE A TABEREI DE VARA IN LIMBA ROMANA ORGANIZATA DE ORLA (Ontario Romanian Learning Association) SI TDSB-ILE. TABARA VA FI OFERITA TUTUROR COPIILOR ROMANI DIN GTA, CU VARSTA CUPRINSA INTRE 4 ANI SI 14 ANI.

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          Teatrul de papusi Libelula prezinta spectacolul Hansel si Gretel        

Ontario Romanian Learning Association – ORLA va invita la teatru pentru copii cu actori si papusi, in limba romana! Teatrul de papusi Libelula prezinta spectacolul Hansel si Gretel 19 noiembrie 2016 ora 5 PM Romanian Herald Toronto 37 Bakersfield St, Toronto, ON, M3J1Z4 (North York – Downsview) Hansel si Gretel, adaptare a povestii clasice de Fratii […]

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          ORLA: Oameni, Romani, Limba stramoseasca, Acasa        

La TVR International, In editia specială a Articolului VII, Cristina de Hillerin a stat de vorbă cu Maria Ligor, ministru delegat pentru românii de pretutindeni. Din Toronto, a fost invitat sa intre in direct in emisiune dl. Viorel Rusu – presedintele asociatiei Ontario Romanian Learning Association (ORLA). Puteti viziona aceasta interventie de la minutul 61 […]

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          Romanian Girl Gets Big Fat Dick Deployed In Her Ass Hole        
Watch Romanian Girl Gets Big Fat Dick Deployed In Her Ass Hole on rnoPo.com - free hardcore porn videos and amateur sex tapes.
          Carnival of the Balkans #3!!        
Every time I try to compile the Balkan Carnival, blog.hr goes down! it happened again today, but they seemed to recover fairly quickly. Drax points out that technical reliability is not the service's only problem--they are also worried about acquiring a non-serious image, as blogs are not respected by mainstream media in the Balkans. But we respect one another (yes?), so here is another selection of this month's favorite items from Balkan blogs.

Yakima Gulag realized that it had become a Balkan blog, and explained to readers how and why. At Science and Politics, the variations on identity come together with a religious, political, and scientific reflection on how the heck our kids get so smart. It makes for an interesting reflection on identity and its pleasures and problems, and also at least by implication on ways in which Balkan identity can be chosen.

The issue of identity and its being chosen or rejected came up again in relation to the question of language. Filologanoga offered a linguistic-historical reflection on the new recodification of the Croatian language, contrasting concerns about uniqueness with enthusiasm for creativity and diversity. Meanwhile a completely different take on linguistic diversity is offered by 20-month old David Muir. The final word on the question of identity comes, as it should, from an advertisement by a sweets manufacturer.

Economic conditions remained challenging in the region, as Drax reports that they are threatening even establishments for gambling on sports matches. In Croatia, Seesaw reports that tourists are finding that Serbian agencies offer the best prices for coastal destinations in Croatia. However, there may be an incipient growth market for Bosnian snail farmers.

Not all of the economic and political improvements are moving at a snail's pace, though. Seesaw reports that >Romania and Bulgaria are expected to lead the Balkan charge into the EU. And Serbia-Montenegro was susrprised to get a favorable feasibility study which nobody seems to have got around to translating. The trifecta of developments led to a debate on whether Balkan neighbors are pleased by one anothers' success in dealing with accession to the EU.

While CNN continued a daily osvrt on the scandals of Croatian public life. On scandals elsewhere in the region, Morpheus informs us of the plan for war criminals to be captured by Pierce Brosnan. And East Ethnia followed war-criminal developments on other fronts.

It was a good month for Balkan musicians. The Bosnian supergroup Bijelo Dugme announced reunion plans, a fact which Bosny celebrated with a song translation. And "Crvena jabuka" is now 20 years old. Chuck Berry is older still, but the Partibrejkersi will open for him in Zagreb. In the folk-jazz department, electronic harmonikas Belinda Bedelkovic was featured in an interesting video. In the folk-crime department, Ceca tried to do a foreign tour but was denied visas by Canada and Australia.

The local and global competed in a pro-sljivovica poster provided by Novala, while spring was hailed by dandelion salad recipes from Yakima and from the eastern part of Ethnia. At Gulistan, there was food porn for lovers of squid.

Several Balkan blogs offered new features and changes. "The Glory of Carniola" tried a design change in the spirit of April 1, and then changed the page design anyway, from the touristy to the newspaperish. Kushtrim Xhakli put up a new interactive map of his regular destinations in Prishtine. And quiet for a while, Dvevnik ulice is back. The Burekeaters are also moving to a new home. We hope it will be large enough to hold the creation that breaks the record for the world's largest burek. In the news about bloggers, Mat Savelli is headed to grad school. And Teekay faces the technical and cultural shock of moving from Sarajevo to some distant place. Had he gone to Britain, he may have got some benefit from the advice that was found by URLanje.

A few new blogs made their appearance, including Hamburek and investigative journalism by Zeljko Peratovic. Let's keep seeing more as the blogosfera gets wider and more well rounded.
          Miss Beauty Valea Jiului si Miss Beauty Petrosani isi asteapta concurentele        
Domnisoarele si doamnele frumoase, care pot accepta o provocare, sunt invitate sa se inscrie la concursurile Miss Beauty Vales Jiului si Miss Beauty Petrosani. Concursul este programat pentru data de 30 septembrie, la clubul Revival din Petrosani. Invitatul special al acestui eveniment monden al Vaii este Miss Romania 2016, Ioana Filimon, care va face parte din juriu. si ~Cine doreste sa partici...
          Farewell Air NZ 737s - the noisy revolutionaries        
On the 6th of September, NZ557 from Christchurch to Auckland marked the end of Boeing 737 service for Air New Zealand.  This was barely mentioned by the press, but there is history behind Air NZ (and its predecessor NAC) flying Boeing 737s, because they truly revolutionised travel within the country in the 1960s and in just over 10 years or so they had seen off the end of the Wellington-Lyttelton overnight ferry, the Christchurch-Dunedin-Invercargill overnight train and one of the two Auckland-Wellington overnight train services - despite best efforts by politicians to prop the latter three up with subsidies.



Before aviation enthusiasts jump on me, yes, I know the Boeing 737-300s that have been flying the last decade and a half are not the ones that started flying in 1968.  These were the 3rd generation of the type NAC first flew on the "main trunk" Auckland-Wellington-Christchurch Dunedin", and yes there is now a 4th generation (which are the types flown by the likes of Qantas and Virgin Australia to NZ today), but the basic design retain a lot of commonality.  Besides, I like an excuse for a bit of history, and this one contains a political element that demonstrates, once again, how "democratic control" of a business can so easily sow the seeds of failure.

NAC was wholly owned by the Government and had virtually a statutory monopoly on domestic air services.  Other airlines did provide services, but they had to prove to the bureaucracy that there was demand for the service (heaven forbid a business start up service risking it might not have customers!) and prove it would not interfere with the services provided by existing operators.  So NAC had a legal veto over competition.  Nevertheless, it almost always operated profitably overall, although the reality was that the "main trunk" was gouging passengers and making high profits, whereas services to provincial airports like Kaitaia, Gisborne, Oamaru and Westport were unprofitable, but considered politically important (unlike today, with Air NZ which is profit focused across the network).   Still, NAC, as government businesses were at the time, was run by aviation professionals and as the jet age started in the 1950s, by the early 1960s it was becoming clear that the next revolution in air travel would be pure jet travel.  It gained Government permission to go to tender for jet aircraft to fly domestic services in 1965.

The three main manufacturers at the time, Boeing, Douglas and British Aircraft Corporation all were shortlisted.  Boeing with its, as yet unflown, 737. Douglas with the DC-9, and BAC with its BAC 1-11.  NAC's criteria for the aircraft to choose included speed of turnaround, fuel efficiency and ability to manoeuvre safely and reliably at Wellington Airport (which had a runway even shorter than it has today).  Herein comes the "democratic control" element.  The then Holyoake National Government wasn't impressed by the conclusion of NAC's analysis, that the Boeing 737 was the best aircraft for the job.  It was more interested in international trade diplomacy and winning the support of the British Government in securing favourable trade access when it would eventually enter the EEC.  It insisted that NAC "look again" at its business case, delaying approval for its capital investment in the 737.

NAC did, and once again made it clear that the 737 was the right plane for the job, and so it proved to be.  Over 8,600 Boeing 737s have been built (and are still being built), of the four generations of the original design (and a fifth generation is being developed).  The BAC 1-11? 244 and production ended in 1982, although Romania's Ceausescu regime was licensed by the Callaghan government to produce 22 it struggled to complete 9 by the time the vile regime was overthrown in 1989.  It was not the last attempt by a New Zealand Government to intervene commercially in the decisions of its airlines, but fortunately the airline won and so NAC was one the earliest operators of the Boeing 737 (Lufthansa was the first), the plane that (after some slow years) would be Boeing's biggest selling variant ever.



So what was the result? It cut travel time on the routes it serviced by nearly half, and it was 50% faster than the Vickers Viscounts it was replacing, so one Boeing 737 could fly around twice as many services a day with 50% more passengers, saving them a considerable amount of time, but also enabling airfares to be more affordable, particular for growing business traffic between the main centres.   As a result, the competing modes were increasingly hit hard.



Take the train, what else are you going to do?

Between Auckland and Wellington, driving was a long and by today's standards, much harder trip, with few passing lanes, many sharp bends in the road meant it could take a good 8-9 hours.

The preferred option was by overnight train, and at the time there were two such trains each way.  The Night Limited and the North Island Limited.  However, New Zealand Railways didn't exactly make a lot of effort to make those trips comfortable in the 1960s.   By the late 1960s steam was giving way to diesel, but NZR didn't bother putting electric heating in to replace the steam heating piped through from the locomotives.  It built steam heating cars which had boilers on board, to pipe steam through the cars.  The result was that all cars were equally heated.  If it got hot, you had to open the window with the resulting noise of railway crossings, train horns, tunnels.  There were three classes of travel. Sleeper cars had two bunks, so if you were travelling alone you'd have to share with a stranger. There was cold water sink in the cabin, but if you needed to go to the loo, you'd have to toddle down to the end of the car to the toilet.  About the only bit of luxury was that each car had a cabin attendant, who besides making up the linen and folding up and down the bunks, would offer a cup of tea or coffee in the morning as the train trundled through the environs of Auckland or Wellington.  What if you wanted to eat? Well, NZR got rid of dining cars during World War 1 as an economy measure, and never thought it was worthwhile to bring them back (after all, there was little competition for long journeys).  So the trains would stop at various stations on the way for refreshments, the classic "pie and a cuppa" with a slab of fruit cake.  Taihape, Taumarunui, Frankton Junction, Paekakariki, Palmerston North all had this role.  So, eating involved rushing into a random queue at a station to grab whatever was on offer and bring it on board, of course these stops added a good hour and a half to the total journey.

Quick get something to eat to break up your journey

Had work been willing to pay for the sleeper or you could afford it, at least you could guarantee some sleep.  However, only a few cars were sleepers, the rest were first class or second class.  First Class offered large leather recliners, a little like lazee-boy chairs, you could lay back at a 45 degree angle, and with 2-1 seating there was plenty of space.  Second Class, well think about old local bus bench seats, because that was exactly what they were like.  My Mum was on a train just like that after arriving from the UK on a ship at Wellington, and it wasn't a welcoming trip, especially when all of the catering (there wasn't even a shop) was only at stations (the sleeper tea or coffee wasn't available to the egalitarian masses).

Second Class on NZR long distance passenger services from the 1940s to the 1970s was basically this.  Cozy for 13 hours +

So you can hardly be surprised when business travellers and more and more leisure travellers said "bugger that" and didn't bother with the trains.  The same with the Christchurch-Dunedin-Invercargill overnight train, which of course conveniently arrived in Dunedin in the wee small hours from Christchurch, or left Dunedin near midnight in the other direction.

You can't accuse NZR of not responding to the competition, but you can accuse it of doing it too late. It's first response was to upgrade its daylight service between Wellington and Auckland to a faster railcar, the Blue Streak, in 1968 and then with new railcars in 1972, the SilverFern.  This offered air conditioning, light refreshments at your seat, but still stopped for lunch at Taihape at a sit down railway restaurant (for an extra price).  For leisure travellers it was definitely an improvement and proved to be a great success for some years (indeed it remains as the Northern Explorer, barely breaking even).  However, for business travellers it was a day lost.

In 1970, the South Island saw the arrival of the Southerner.  Old first class cars built in the 1930s and 40s, were spruced up with luxuries like carpet, electric heating and, lo and behold, a buffet car was introduced offering full meal service, and many intermediate stops were removed, so the service would approach being competitive with driving.  It was a success for some years, but only because the distances between the main centres were shorter than the North Island Main Trunk.  Yet it too would fall by the wayside because of economics.  Cars that weighed three times as much as a bus and carry 30% fewer passengers, buffet cars lost a fortune.  Ultimately, the Southerner ended in 2002 because a combination of widespread car ownership and low cost efficient shuttle bus services saw it seen as a slow, lumbering and expensive way to get around.

In 1970, it became possible to buy a meal on a train again.  The Southerner Buffet Car


Silverstar-Northerner

Then in 1971 the ill-fated Silverstar came into service.  Too late, but not too little.  This brand new, air conditioned (the first in New Zealand), Japanese made overnight train ran between Auckland and Wellington. It was all sleeper, with double glazing and had a buffet car with full meal service, including alcohol.  Half the train was single birth sleepers, each with their own fold down toilet and hot and cold sink, the other half two birth sleeper with separate bathroom, including shower.  It was described by one international travel critic as the "third most luxurious train in the world" (after South Africa's Blue Train and Australia's Indian Pacific), and was a hit, for a short while.

A vain attempt by the Silverstar to target a demographic that was already flying
The problem was simple.  It didn't really matter how good a train it was, business travellers mostly preferred to hop on a jet at the end of the day and go home, or get up in the morning get on a jet and go to their meetings.  Spending a night on a train was always going to be less desirable than flying. In 1975, the second overnight Auckland-Wellington train was refurbished (again with cars from the 30s and 40s), called the Northerner, with all the seats now refurbished version of the old first class with a couple of old style sleepers, and a buffet car introduced.   The Northerner did gain around a third of its passengers from stopping at points along the route, but it still meant leaving at 7.30pm and arriving at 8.30am, and without a shower compared to the Silverstar.

None of this was going to be enough to woo people off of planes, so by 1979 the legacy overnight trains (on Friday and Sunday evenings only by now) between Christchurch and Invercargill were discontinued, and the Silverstar was withdrawn, the intention being that half of its sleepers be gutted and have seats installed, so the Northerner could be replaced with a relatively new, air conditioned single overnight train.  However, the discovery of blue asbestos as insulation saw the railway unions refuse to work on the train, and for around 10 years debate was had about whether it was worth it to pay the much higher cost to undertake the work.  Ultimately, the Silverstar cars were sold to a Malaysian company, which completely refurbished them and it now runs as the Eastern Oriental Express.

Farewell Lyttelton Ferry

As this was all happening, the seas saw the end of another service.  The Wellington-Lyttelton ferry had long been the standard service between Wellington and Christchurch, offering overnight cabins for passengers, and roll-on roll-off service for cars, between the cities.  It had already lost freight traffic with the arrival of the NZR Cook Strait Ferries between Wellington and Picton, particularly as the law at the time gave NZR a monopoly on almost all freight traffic consigned for distances over 40 miles, so much freight that had once gone by road on the Lyttelton ferry, was legally required to go by rail via the Picton ferries.

TEV Rangatira at Wellington


However, it was hit with two blows in 1968.  The first was the tragic sinking of the TEV Wahine on 10 April 1968, which not only shook confidence in the service, but saw its frequency half, as with only one ship (the aging TEV Maori), it was impossible to operate a nightly service in both directions.  With the arrival of Boeing 737 services on the route later that year, by 1972 the replacement ship - the TEV Rangatira - had already seen big drops in patronage.  As always, a range of accommodation had been available.  Single berth cabins would get well used, but four and eight berth cabins (which could be booked for individual travellers to share with strangers) were increasingly difficult to fill, as people weren't keen on sleeping with strangers.  With a large number of two berth cabins many prospective passengers either would have to pay for a whole cabin, or risk sharing with a stranger.  Of course backpacking was virtually unknown in those days.  Having a restaurant, cafeteria, cocktail bar and cinema weren't enough to make up

Instead of retaining both ships, the Rangatira replaced the TEV Maori, and maintained a service every second day, but was already losing money.  In 1974 the Union Steam Ship Company announced the service would be cancelled, as it was losing NZ$4m a year.  This wasn't helped by the militant Seafarer's Union demanding increased pay well above inflation, essentially pricing themselves out of jobs.  Both the Rowling and the Muldoon Government that succeeded it, subsidised its operation for the following two years, but it ceased in 1976 having averaged patronage of little more than 50% and vehicle numbers of around a third of capacity.   Although the removal of the railways' monopoly on long distance freight did see the revival of vehicle ferries for trucks on the route, it was never again to be for an overnight passenger trip.

Competition and cars

Of course, since then, NAC and Air New Zealand (then only an international airline) merged in 1978, the Muldoon Government deregulated the airline industry in 1983 and the Lange Government lowered in 1987 and eventually removed foreign investment restrictions on domestic airlines, resulting in Ansett New Zealand - flying secondhand Boeing 737s at first - providing competition for major domestic air services.  With that, fares dropped, and as subsequent governments allowed second hand car imports, and removed tariffs on imported new vehicle, intercity rail travel dropped. It became "normal" for people on average incomes to fly domestically, and car ownership increased, along with the quality and safety of the cars people owned.  In addition, in response to the number of major accident blackspots, spending on roads through the 70s to the 90s focused on fixing problem intersections, bends and other parts of the network which disproportionately saw lives being taken.  A simple measure, installing median barriers on all motorways, saved dozens of lives every year. Driving was becoming safer and cheaper, and flying was cheaper too.   Of course, the Northerner is gone too, as not even backpackers were willing in sufficient numbers to sit on an overnight train (the sleepers were withdrawn in 1987 following the Lange Government's decision to end subsidies). Eventually, the 737 had opponents, as the professional whinger Sue Kedgley, as Wellington City Councillor demanded the Council boycott Air New Zealand (it had been privatised by then), because its second generation 737s (which arrived in the 1980s to replace the original set) were noisier than the BAe 146 so-called "whisperjets" Ansett was flying in the 1990s.  This came to nothing, as "hush-kits" were put on the planes, and they were replaced by the 3rd generation 737-300s in the late 1990s, of course by then Kedgley had found a new "anti-technology, pro-tell people how to get around", cause to be a hypocrite about.

Although railway enthusiasts, including myself, may be saddened by the end of many rail services on nostalgia grounds, there is little doubt that those small jets transformed business travel and eventually leisure travel in the country.  A weekend away following a flight of no more than an hour and a half, is affordable and feasible.  Business meetings in different parts of the country entirely possible, with frequencies on the busiest Auckland-Wellington and Christchurch routes more than hourly at peaks. NAC took a chance on a very new design, and took on a government less interested in what was good for the business (and passenger), and more interested in how it looked diplomatically.  In the 1960s, thinking about having conferences that attract people from across the country, seemed fanciful and indeed business meetings at the "drop of a hat" were much rarer than today.

Yes, the same services are now continuing with the Airbus A320, a design originating from the 1980s, not the 1960s.  Yes, Boeing 737s will be in our skies for some years as foreign airlines use them for regular service, but few in 1967 would that thought the decision to order that stubby, then noisy twinjet, would change business, leisure and society so much.

So farewell to the Boeing 737, and thank you to the NAC executives who told Ministers where to stick their ultracrepidarian noses.

          Morning Briefing        
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NCR Today: Catholic colleges and Catholic identity; African-born clergy, religious gather; Ex-priest finishes sentence for child sex abuse; Romanian Orthodox patriarch apologizes for sex scandals


          Ahmed Hussen's Claim About Quebec Asylum Seekers Has 'No Baloney'        
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Jan. 31, 2017.

OTTAWA — "They were talking generally there about a much, much higher mass arrival situation — not what we're dealing with. What we're dealing with is definitely a very high, steady increase of numbers and it is obviously taxing our agencies and our borders, but we are able to redeploy resources and personnel as needed and able to deal with the situation as it unfolds." — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, CBC's The House, Aug. 6, 2017.

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen was warned by his officials that irregular crossings across the Canadian border could be on the rise this summer, which would require him to rethink the way the Liberal government is handling the situation.

But the minister said what his officials were talking about in the briefing note, which the CBC obtained under the Access to Information Act, was not the increased stream of asylum seekers crossing into Quebec from the United States in the last few weeks, but a "mass arrival" scenario.

Are the asylum-seekers in Quebec really outside the realm of massive, irregular arrivals as the minister suggests?

Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of "no baloney" to "full of baloney" (complete methodology below).

This one earns a rating of "no baloney."

WHY IT MATTERS

The previous Conservative government encountered a scenario in 2010 when the MV Sun Sea, a ship carrying 492 Tamil migrants who intended to claim refugee status, was intercepted off the B.C. coast. Another vessel, the MV Ocean Lady, had arrived with 76 Sri Lankan migrants the year before.

The Conservative government responded with a crackdown on so-called irregular arrivals, including legislation aimed at helping them respond more quickly — and more aggressively — should the situation happen again.

If today's government considers the asylum seekers in Quebec part of a mass arrival, it could use that legislation to respond — but the provisions are widely considered to be a blunt instrument.

THE FACTS

Over the past few weeks, the number of people passing illegally into Canada from the U.S. near the border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., has risen steadily, and is now about 250 or 300 people every day.

Many of the asylum seekers are originally from Haiti and decided to make a move after the U.S. government said it might end a program that granted them temporary protection from being deported after a deadly earthquake struck the impoverished island nation in 2010.

There have been reports that many were motivated by false rumours that getting into Canada would be easy.

Another motivating factor is the Safe Third Country Agreement that Canada has with his southern neighbour, which prevents anyone who tries to enter Canada from the U.S. at an official border point from making an asylum claim, requiring them to do so in the U.S. So, asylum-seekers enter Canada at unofficial crossings instead.

The Liberal government has been under some pressure to suspend the deal to allow the border crossers a safer entry into Canada.

The Liberal government does not think the situation has reached the point where there is a need to do anything more than move people through the existing process, but Hussen said he will revisit things if the numbers keep rising.

The Conservatives handled things differently.

In 2012, they brought in changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow the public safety minister to declare any group of two or more asylum seekers part of an "irregular arrival," either because they cannot be examined "in a timely manner," or the minister suspects human smuggling was involved.

The asylum seekers become "designated foreign nationals," which means automatic arrest and mandatory detention, potentially for months on end, and, even if their claims are validated, further restrictions including a five-year ban on becoming a permanent resident.

Vic Toews, who was then public safety minister, retroactively designated several groups of Romanian asylum seekers — a total of 85 people — to be "irregular arrivals" in December 2012.

Not all of their asylum claims ended up being heard. The Immigration and Refugee Board said about half the claims were abandoned or withdrawn and while the Canada Border Services Agency believes the majority have left the country, they cannot say for sure.

THE EXPERTS

The Canadian Press interviewed immigration experts who see a big difference between mass, irregular arrivals like the B.C.-bound ships and the recent surge of people crossing into Quebec.

That is why they do not believe the Liberal government would — or should — invoke the controversial provisions the Conservatives brought in.

"They were effectively designed to help border officials contend with very large arrivals . . . particularly for folks where it may be difficult to identify and separate who is genuine from who is not and who might be a security risk," said Sharry Aiken, an associate professor at Queen's University who specializes in immigration and refugee law.

"(It was) also to serve as a deterrent to organized and orchestrated international criminal organizations that underpin the smuggling operations," she said.

I think there is growing understanding in the public that these people are leaving for very legitimate reasons.

Steven Meurrens, a Vancouver-based immigration lawyer, said he does not think that is the case here.

"I wouldn't think that travelling domestically in the United States to the Quebec border is something that requires that big an organized crime element," he wrote in an email.

Jamie Liew, an assistant law professor at the University of Ottawa, said the irregular arrival provisions give the minister such broad discretionary powers that the Liberal government could likely find a way to apply them here if they wanted to.

"It's extremely easy to meet this legal threshold," said Liew, who specializes in immigration and refugee law.

Liew said the Liberals are not the ones who brought in the provisions, but noted they are also not doing anything to get rid of them.

"I think they like the idea of having it in their back pocket, to be able to deal with mass movements of people," she said.

She thinks, however, that this would be politically difficult.

"I think there is growing understanding in the public that these people are leaving for very legitimate reasons," she said.

"They're fleeing persecution in their country, they're leaving the United States where they are not being treated fairly, and so to treat them as quasi-criminals through this legislation by detaining them immediately upon the border may be seen as problematic."

Public Safety Canada did not respond to questions in time for publication.

THE VERDICT

Aiken said Hussen's comments suggest he was keeping his options open should the asylum numbers keep climbing, but he was likely thinking in terms of changes to the Safe Third Country Agreement.

"It is still a trickle, in relative terms, if you look at the situation facing many countries on the front lines in Europe," said Aiken.

For this reason, Hussen's statement contains "no baloney."

METHODOLOGY

The Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:

No baloney — the statement is completely accurate

A little baloney — the statement is mostly accurate but more information is required

Some baloney — the statement is partly accurate but important details are missing

A lot of baloney — the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truth

Full of baloney — the statement is completely inaccurate

Sources:

https://lop.parl.ca/About/Parliament/LegislativeSummaries/bills_ls.asp?source=library_prb&ls=C31&Parl=41&Ses=1&Language=E#a15

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/backgrounders/2012/2012-06-29i.asp

http://meurrensonimmigration.com/first-designation-of-irregular-arrival/

https://refuge.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/refuge/article/viewFile/39616/35895

With files from Stephanie Levitz

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          The Kills announce 'Echo Home: Non-Electric EP' in celebration of 15th Anniversary        

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The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today.

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 and was the start of what’s been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills.

With five full-length albums (the most recent being 2016’s Ash & Ice), four EPs, a documentary, and countless live shows under their belt, the passion and fire they continue to bring to every recording and performance is extraordinary.

In their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows and retrospective features, and now this re-recording of “Wait”, one of the first Kills songs ever released. Steve Aoki, owner of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, recently had some words to share on the release of Black Rooster:

"Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D. Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I’ll never forget that and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die.” – STEVE AOKI

Pre-order the Echo Home 10” HERE.

The Kills 2017 Tour Dates:

05/27 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05/28 Margate, UK - Margate Wonderland
05/30 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
06/02 Saint-Brieuc, France - Art Rock Festival
06/03 Saint-Laurent-De-Cuves, France - Papillons De Nuit Festival
06/06 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
06/07 Liepzig, Germany - Taubchenthal
06/09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
06/10 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06/13 Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium *
06/16 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/17 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/24 Athens, Greece - Ejekt Festival
06/19 Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach #
06/21 Riga, Latvia - Lucavsala Island #
06/29 Gydnia, Poland - Open’er
07/02 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07/07 Lisbon, Portugal - Nos Alive
07/10 Montreaux, Switzerland - Montreaux Jazz Festival
07/12 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07/16 Berlin, Germany - Melt Festival
08/12 Bucharest, Romania - Summer Well Festival
08/15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08/17 Gampel, Switzerland - Open Air Gampel
08/19 Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica Kulture
08/25 Charleville Mezières, France - Cabaret Vert
08/26 Paris, France - Rock En Seine
09/19 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Anfiteatro Parque (Outdoor) %
09/21 Rio, Brazil - Rock In Rio
09/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque %

* = with Guns ‘N’ Roses
# = with Foo Fighters
% = with Bon Jovi 


                  
I’m OD’ing on Wimbledon a bit. It hasn’t been all that gripping, so far, although today promises very well. I think I decided yesterday that I need to program in a nap, no matter what. It’s hard to see where, with today’s schedule, it might fit in.

Murray’s match against Brown was just about perfect – Brown as delightful and inventive as before, Murray triumphant in three sets. I think one could see Murray thinking – it’s not just a game of power and might.

Here is the promised picture of miserable grandsons up Glenfernate last Sunday.  From left to right, Mungo, Fergus, Archie. Perdita and I were having a nap, as I’ve said – but I don’t think the weather was quite that bad down in Strathardle.



As for knitting, I’m not quite as far forward with the Northmavine Hap as might have been expected with all this tennis. I’m engaged on the final pattern row of the final full repeat – fifteen rows remain, when this one is finished, but since each one is half a mile long, fifteen is a lot. Then there are four rows of garter stitch – no increases, at least. Then a sewn bind off.

It’s like climbing a hill – I can see the top, perhaps there’s a cairn up there – but for now I must lift leaden feet for step after step.

I got carried away with I-don’t-know-what yesterday and ordered Dassau’s “Knitting Short Rows” and Leapman’s “6000+ Pullover Possibilities”. The last thing I need is more knitting books. They will probably arrive today. I’ll report soon.

I also bought Pearl-McFee’s “At Knit’s End” in the middle of the night – but I got that one for the Kindle, so at least it doesn’t take up shelf space. It’s amusing.


Everyone has suddenly gone off and left me. Helen and her family are in Greece, soon to be on the slopes of Pelion where they will be out of email contact. My dear cleaning woman is in her native Romania until the 18th. My fishmonger is about to spend a week in Majorca. Alexander and his family are still here. He came over yesterday. Perdita and I may go and see them on Loch Fyne soon.

          V nove Å¡irine        
Dolgčas je, kadar mi nihče ne spleta domislic. Kadar se vanje tihotapim samo kot kukalka, ki ni dobro spala. Kot da bi trkala na okna hiše, v kateri ni nikogar in iz izbe kot v polsnu slišim frfotanje ptiča, ki se je vanjo ujel skozi razbito steklo. Za novo leto si, enako tudi morebitnim bralcem, želim, da bi kdo mislil na nas dovolj močno, da bi se iz misli rojevale gole besede, še bolj gole ideje in vsaj včasih tudi malo muzike. Srečno!

          Canon prezinta sase noi imprimante in Europa        
Canon a anuntat lansarea a sase noi imprimante din gama Pixma pe piata europeana. Modelele MG6250,  MG8250, iP4950,  MG2150, MG3150 si MG5350 vor fi disponibile si in magazinele din Romania incepand din luna septembrie. Preturile nu au fost anuntate.   PIXMA iP4950 – caracteristici cheie: Imprimanta foto cu Auto Duplex Print si Direct Disk Print […]
          Cele mai importante schimbari aduse de noua lege RCA – Legea nr. 132/2017        
Noua lege RCA intrata in vigoare in iulie 2017 si felul in care au fost afectati posesorii de autoturisme din Romania.
          "FrackNation" Part Two: The Koch Industries Ties That Bind        

Part one of the DeSmogBlog investigation of “FrackNation” - a film made in response to “Gasland 2” - honed in on the past track records and funding streams of co-directors Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney.

We revealed that Donors Trust/Donors Capital - the “dark money ATM of the right” - partially funded their first two films, “Mine Your Own Business” and “Not Evil, Just Wrong.”

We also revealed that “Not Evil,” a climate change denial documentary, was utilized by a partner of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) to push the Balanced Education for Everyone (BEE) campaign.

That campaign calls for a “balanced” scientific teaching of the climate change “controversy” and parallels ones pushed for via an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill, by the Discovery Institute, and by the Heartland Institute.

Yet, what about “FrackNation”? Who bankrolled it and are the screenings and is the tour really a grassroots endeavor? 

It might seem that way based on its marketing, but as Jean de La Fontaine once said, “Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”

Grassroots or Astroturf? Follow the Email List

Interested in where “FrackNation” and its film-making team are getting their funding from, I signed up for its email list. In so doing, I learned that Market Aces LLC runs it. 

“From the start, Market Aces had a vision to offer low-cost website development solutions to small businesses and a niche market within the political and non-profit sector – but only those who are dedicated to protecting the American Dream and freedom,” its website reads. 

Market Aces LLC shares an office with The Leadership Institute (LI). 

According to LI's website, it “teaches conservative Americans how to influence policy through direct participation, activism, and leadership.” Its website also explains that “since 1979, [it] has trained more than 119,000 conservative activists, leaders, and students.”

Playing by API's Employee Advocacy Playbook?

Beyond getting email list building help from one of the key “feeder” nodes in the right-wing network, it's also questionable how many of the funders of “FrackNation” were of the grassroots variety. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explained, 

[T]he roster of “executive producers” who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by “senior” workers in the industry, which they define as executives. 

Among those who donated money to the KickStarter campaign: “the director of an Ohio-based oil and gas outreach program and the head of external affairs at Cabot Oil and Gas, the company that's fought accusations of water contamination in Dimock, Pa., for the past several years,” according to the Post-Gazette.  

Within four weeks of the Kickstarter fundraising campaign's launch, “FrackNation” had already raised over $150,000, raising over $22,000 in the first two days of fundraising. 

Perhaps “FrackNation” is playing by the American Petroleum Institute's employee advocates' “corporate citizen” playbook.

In a presentation given at an industry PR conference attended by DeSmogBlog in Houston, TX titled, “Educating Employees On Key Issues To Encourage Brand Management Energy Nation: Empowering Employee Advocates,” API's Director of External Mobilization Tara Anderson explained how - in essence - to create an armada of fracking advocates from within the employee base of oil and gas corporations. 

“Employees are the best brand ambassador you can come by…The most important principle to remember is to create a culture of advocacy,” she said in Houston. “This is really a community that regularly communicates and engages in the political process. It gives them all the necessary tools and empowers them to get involved and make a difference.” 

This may explain why the film not only raised money with such rapidity, but also has full industry backing for its nationwide tour

“FrackNation” Tour's Americans for Prosperity Pitstops  

For an alleged grassroots-funded film, “FrackNation” has enjoyed robust support from Big Oil and other corporate interests in the first several months of its roadshow. Both Energy in Depth and the Marcellus Shale Coalition - for example - are also promoting the film.

“The film is a case of the good guys hitting a home run that changes the entire game,” exclaimed Energy in Depth in a Jan. 2013 review of the film. 

Former Big Tobacco lackey Grover Norquist - now head of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)  - also wrote a favorable review of the film to coincide with the film's premiere on the Mark Cuban-owned AXS TV in Jan. 2013 and ATR's hosting of the filmmaker's for lunch.

Ezra Lavant of “Ethical Oil” infamy has also aided in promoting the film. “FrackNation” co-director Magdalena Segieda will speak on Levant's “Freedom Cruise” in August and he also had McElhinney and McAleer on his show in February.  

In Feb. 2013, Joint Landowner’s Coalition of NY Inc. (JLCNY) hosted two “FrackNation” screenings in upstate New York, both of which McAleer attended. Just three months later in May, JLCNY announced its new partnership with AFP. 

Later, in March, AFP-Michigan played host to a “FrackNation” screening, a fracking battleground state where the toxic process has yet to commence. In April and May, AFP–Illinois hosted a total of eight screenings of “FrackNation,” another state with an ongoing fracking battle. AFP-MT and the Montana Petroleum Association - a state-level API - also screened the film. 

Most recently to coincide with the launch of the grassroots launch of “Gasland 2,” McAleer has taken “FrackNation” on-tour to bird-dog it.

On May 22, AFP-Colorado hosted a “FrackNation” screening at the same time University of Colorado hosted a showing of “Gasland 2,” and the next “showdown of the century” - as the “FrackNation” promoters put it - will take place on May 31 in Santa Barbara, CA. Young America's Foundation will play host to the “FrackNation” Santa Barbara screening.  

AFP-Maryland also hosted a screening of “FrackNation” on June 2.  

“FrackNation” Screens at House Committee, Josh Fox Arrested in Hearing of Same Committee

“FrackNation” also screened at CPAC in March 2013 and in front of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Feb. 2013.   

“It’s important that politicians educate themselves about fracking. It’s the future of American energy,” McAleer wrote in an email promoting the Capitol Hill screening. “With all the lies and misinformation out there, we’re excited to bring the truth about fracking to Capitol Hill.” 

Dave Weigel of Slate reported that “around 40 Republican staffers and members of Congress made time for a private movie screening.”

Among those in the room, according to Weigel, was Committee Chair U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a climate change denier who took $10,000 from Koch Industries and $83,750 from Big Oil for his 2012 electoral campaign.  

“He was glad to have these points made in an easily digestible way, on screen,” McAleer told Weigel of Smith's reaction to seeing the film. “People know there's something smelly about Gasland, but people are suspicious about how it smells.”

As a direct juxtaposition, “Gasland 2” director Josh Fox was arrested at this same Committee's hearing in Feb. 2012 while filming for his then-upcoming film for “unlawful entry.” Though he had a pass to do the filming during the hearing, he was was slapped with this charge anyway.

“This is a public hearing. I’m within my First Amendment rights, and I’m being taken out,” Fox calmly stated to those in the hearing room while being escorted out during his arrest. 

Independent Journalists? Oh, Really?

Then there's the big question: how do two so-called independent journalists afford to pay for a $1 million condo off the Pacific Ocean in Marina Del Rey, CA?

This condo was purchased by them in May 2010, according to property records matching the listed address for Hard Boiled Films LLC, the listed producer of “FrackNation.”

   

And though it's obvious from the filmmaker's track-records that they have ties to powerful right-wing upper-level circles, sources told DeSmogBlog that McAleer interviewed them under deceptive pretenses. 

McAleer's Interview Requests Under Misleading Pretenses

One of the featured interviewees in the film is Dimock, PA's Craig Sautner alongside his wife, Julie. The Sautners were interviewed for the first “Gasland” and had their water contaminated by Cabot Oil and Gas in 2008.

“Trees were cleared and the ground leveled to make room for a four-acre drilling site less than 1,000 feet away from their land,” an account in Vanity Fair explained. “The Sautners could feel the earth beneath their home shake whenever the well was fracked. Within a month, their water had turned brown. It was so corrosive that it scarred dishes in their dishwasher and stained their laundry.”

In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. 

“I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beggining of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth,” Sautner told DeSmogBlog.

Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for “FrackNation” who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog.  

He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves! 

McAleer mislead interviewees during the filming of “Mine Your Own Business,” too. Stephanie Roth - a 2005 recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize and a grassroots activist who has helped in the anti-mining fight in Romania - was also approached by McAleer for an interview for that film.

The catch: he did so - according to one account - under a psudonym and Roth refused to speak to him because McAleer was uninterested in interviewing any of the local grassroots activists she suggested should be interviewed besides her.

Big Tobacco Player, Climate Changer Deniers Makes Film Apperances

“FrackNation” itself features numerous fossil fuel industry shills-for-hire, climate change deniers, as well as one former Big Tobacco apologist, all posing as “independent experts.” The roster of hired guns is robust: 

-Bruce Ames - Ames sits on the Advisory Board of Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a climate change denial, fossil fuel industry-funded group on college campuses nationwide. He also formerly sat on the Advisory Board for The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC), created by Philip Morris, as explained in the book “Trust Us We're Experts” by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber.

In the film, Ames compares the chemical compounds found in fracking fluid to those found in cabbage.

“If I gave you all of the long names of the chemicals in cabbage that give cancer to rats in high levels, you could get scared, but there's really no danger in cabbage,” he stated in the film. “If people say fracking's causing cancer, then they don't know what they're talking about.” 

-Robert Bryce - Bryce's analysis was also featured early-on in the film, though his fellowship at the Manhattan Institute Center for Energy Policy and the Environment - heavily funded by the oil and gas industry - goes unmentioned. Bryce was also interviewed extensively in the industry propaganda film, “Haynseville.” 

-James Delingpole - Delingpole is an infamous climate change denier and columnist for the UK Telegraph. In the film, Delingpole hints that the U.S. anti-fracking movement might be funded by Russia for geopolitical purposes. 

“In fact, I would say Russia is screwed if it can't export its gas,” Delingpole said in the film. “So, it really is very important for Russia that the shale gas revolution does not happen. It is also in Russia's interest to fund those environmental groups which are committed to campaigning against fracking. That's how it works.”

-Terry Engelder - Engelder is viewed by many as a shale gas industry spokesman. He is the co-founder of Appalachian Fracture Systems, a natural gas consulting firm and was interviewed in “Truthland,” a documentary made in response to “Gasland” by Energy In Depth. 

-Jon Entine - Entine is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, which The Guardian revealed takes millions to deny climate change from, among others, ExxonMobil. He also has a fellowship at George Mason University, heavily funded by the Koch Brothers.

Mother Jones referred to Entine as an “agribusiness apologist” in a Feb. 2012 piece pointing to some his unsavory advocacy on behalf of multnational agribusiness corporation, Syngenta.   

-Bryan Shaw - Shaw serves as head of the Texas Center for Environmental Quality (TCEQ). He's also a notorious climate changer denier whose fellow climate change denying boss - TX Republican Gov. Rick Perry - took $5,204,795 from Big Oil before his 2010 electoral victory. Perry has already raised $671,069 in advance of his forthcoming 2014 electoral efforts.  

“Merchants of Doubt” At It Again

McAleer can best be described as a favorite corporate third-party advocate, a hired gun to sow seeds of doubt on the ecological impacts of fracking. 

“[Third party advocacy] offers camouflage, helping to hide the vested interest that lurks behind a message,” wrote Rampton and Stauber in “Trust Us We're Experts.” “Putting the same message in someone else's mouth gives it a credibility that it would not otherwise enjoy.”

Thus, while many critics write McAleer off as a convoluted goof ball, there's more to the story than originally meets the eye: it's the story of the Tobacco Playbook's redux and the stakes of the climate crisis couldn't be higher. 

In Dec. 1953, PR hegemon Hill and Knowlton formed the Tobacco Industry Committee for Public Information, also forming the Tobacco Institute in 1963. The U.S. Dept. of Justice would later say that “deceive[d] the American public about the health impacts of smoking.”

60 years later, more of the same. Hill and Knowlton now represents America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the unconventional oil and gas industry's lobbying tour de force. 

With influential news outlets ranging from The New York Times, Variety, New York Post, National Review, and the Associated Press all covering the film favorably, whoever is bank-rolling “FrackNation” understands how the dark arts of PR are utilized. That is, when “both sides” of a one-sided scientific debate are covered in a news story, the “merchants of doubt” always wins. 


          Exposed: "FrackNation" Deploys Tobacco Playbook in Response to "Gasland 2"        

Big Oil has deployed the “Tobacco Playbook” once again, this time in response to the release of “Gasland 2.”

It comes in the form of a documentary film titled, “FrackNation,” whose co-directors' funding in the past came from Donors Capital and Donors Trust, referred to by Mothers Jones' Andy Kroll as “the dark-money ATM of the right” and a major source of funding for climate change denial. 

Both “Gasland 2” and “FrackNation” cover hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the toxic horizontal drilling process via which unconventional oil and gas is obtained from shale rock basins around the country and world. Co-produced and co-directed by Irish couple Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, “FrackNation” purports to be “funded by the 99 percent to combat the misrepresentations by the 1 percent of urban elites who want to tell rural Americans how to work and live.”

McAleer and McElhinney also say they are independent journalists working independently of corporate funding. McAleer was referred to by the San Francisco Chronicle as “climate denial's Michael Moore” and both McAleer and McElhinney are listed as “experts” by the climate change-denying Heartland Institute.

“FrackNation is an independent film and we want to remain independent of the Gas industry and be funded by ordinary people,” it says on its KickStarter page that it used to raise $212,265 from 3,305 backers of the film between February-April 2012.

This isn't the first dip in the “doubt is our product” pond for McAleer and McElhinney. In the past, they co-directed and co-produced a pro-mining documentary titled “Mine Your Own Business” and a climate change denial documentary titled, “Not Evil, Just Wrong.”

Both McAleer and McElhinney have made a living in recent years deploying the “Tobacco Playbook,” mutating settled scientific debates on energy and climate catastrophe into false two-sided affairs, which corporate-funded news media take and run with as “he-said, she-said” stories. 

Filmmaker's History of Tobacco Playbook Deployment

“FrackNation” made its public debut in Jan. 2013, coinciding with the release of “Promised Land,” a Hollywood drama starring Matt Damon. 

“It's time Hollywood celebrities and environmentalists were asked some difficult questions about their anti-fracking activities and ideologies. And that's what FrackNation does,” McAleer said in a press release announcing the world premiere. 

McAleer and McElhinney are now singing a similar tune about “Gasland 2,” as it approaches its July 8 HBO release date. 

“Mine Your Own Business”

Countering popular environmental struggles and luminaries is the modus operandi for McAleer and McElhinney, with a track record of doing so dating back to the mid-2000's. Their first public foray into the world of “marketing doubt” came with the release of their “Mine Your Own Business: The Dark Side of Environmentalism.”  

Released in 2006, the film was produced in response to the anti-mining protests that popped up against Gabriel Resources proposed open-pit gold mines in Romania, slated to be the largest in Europe. McAleer said it was “the world's first anti-environmentalist documentary.” 

One key funder: Gabriel Resources. This moved local Romanian citizen Eugen David to write that the film was pure propaganda. 

“Because the gold lies squarely under and around the village of Rosia Montana, Gabriel needs to move out the local population – roughly 2000 people all in all. But it's not only the people that will need to go,” David wrote in Jan. 2007. “Gone also would be our mountains, pastures, rivers and our churches, cemeteries and school – our community with its social fabric and traditions.”

The purpose of the film was obvious: complicate the narrative on the proposed mine through ad hominem attacks on environmentalists, rather than addressing environmental issues associated with the mine itself. David and fellow citizens living in the proposed mining area didn't buy the bluff. 

“After a first unannounced test screening in Bucharest, Gabriel Resources had to stop the film after 15 minutes because people were so revolted by what they saw,” he further explained. 

“Mine Your Own Business,” however, did have a loyal fan base: the right-wing echo chamber. 

Steve Milloy, a tobacco industry front man-turned-fossil fuel industry front man, wrote two favorable reviews for Fox News. The Salt Institute and Atlas Society (named after Ayn Rand's “Atlas Shrugged”) echoed Milloy's efforts.  

“Not Evil, Just Wrong”

In response to the proposed 2009 federal climate legislation and in the run-up to the 2009 Copenhagen United Nations international climate summit, McAleer and McElhinney released the film, “Not Evil, Just Wrong.” Akin to “FrackNation” with “Gasland 2” director Josh Fox, the film spends much time attacking former Vice President Al Gore in ad hominem fashion, with the film serving as a response Gore's “An Inconvenient Truth.”  

“It has no commercial distributor, but instead debuted on an October 18 webcast heavily promoted by social conservative organizations like Focus on the Family and the American Family Association, as well as local Tea Party groups,” a Mother Jones article explained.

Paralleling “Mine Your Own Business,” the film was met with great fanfare within the right-wing echo chamber despite lack of commercial distribution. 

“They’ve held pre-screenings for bloggers and brought the film to every major conservative conference of 2009, including the Values Voter Summit and Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream Summit,” one news media report explained. “At the Conservative Political Action Conference [CPAC], McAleer and McElhinney spoke right before Rush Limbaugh.”

Other Big Tobacco apologists-turned-Big Oil apologists also helped promote the film: Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform and the Heritage Foundation, the Cornwall Alliance, The Washington Examiner, Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), the Fraser Institute, Breitbart.com, and Right Online.      

McAler and McElhinney have brought the Tobacco Playbook to the big screen. The question remains: who's funding them?

Donors Trust, Donors Capital Funding McAleer, McElhinney

“Mine Your Own Business”

“Mine Your Own Business” was funded by Gabriel Resources, but Gabriel wasn't the only fundee. The other patron: Donors Trust/Donors Capital.

In the past, McElhinney and McAleer were formerly Fellows at the Moving Picture Institute (MPI), founded by Thor Halvorssen. MPI, in turn, produced “Mine Your Own Business” and is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN), a right-wing echo chamber network for state policy that publishes PR “studies” to promote the corporate agenda.

Halvorssen also runs the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), which has taken $764,950 from Donors Trust and Donors Capital since 2005, according to a recent investigative story by Max Blumenthal. Blumenthal also explains MPI took more than $300,000 from Donors between 2005 and 2011. 

“Not Evil, Just Wrong”

“Not Evil, Just Wrong” also received funding from Donors. DeSmogBlog contributor and Guardian (UK) climate changer writer Graham Readfearn explained in a Feb. 2012 article that Donors funnelled $24,753 toward the film. 

This lends an explanation as to why “Not Evil, Just Wrong” was promoted by well-heeled climate change deniers in the mid-2010 Balanced Education for Everyone (BEE) campaign, calling for a “balanced” scientific teaching of the climate change “controversy.” The BEE campaign parallels ones pushed for via an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill, by the Discovery Institute, and by the Heartland Institute. 

“Global warming alarmists want Americans to believe that humans are killing the planet,” BEE's former website explained in promoting the film. “But Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, proves that the real threats to America (and the rest of the world) are the flawed science and sky-is-falling rhetoric of Al Gore and his allies in environmental extremism.”

BEE's campaign was run by the Independent Women's Forum (IWF), which in Oct. 2003 signed a partnership with Americans for Prosperity (AFP), an astroturf front group founded and funded by the Koch Brothers, key funders of the climate change denial machine. The two entitites at the time announced they would share leadership, senior staff and office space, a formal relationship they say ended in 2005. 

IWF - before it disbanded - was formerly headed by current AFP Board Member Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer from 2000-2005, who also sat on IWF's Board of Directors from 2005-2007. From 1998-2000, Pfotenhauer served as a lobbyist for Koch Industries, also serving as Senior Policy Advisor and spokesperson for the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign. 

Pfotenhauer was also the former Executive Vice President of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), established by Charles Koch and affiliate Richard Fink and propelled by $13 million in grants from Koch Family Foundations. After CSE split into FreedomWorks and AFP, she served as AFP's President and CEO. She now sits on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University and on the Board of Directors of the CATO Institute, two other key entitites that make up the Koch echo chamber.  

“Not Evil, Just Wrong” shared the same PR firm with BEE, Go Ahead PR, a sure sign that the film's release and the campaign were part of a well-coordinated campaign. 

And though McAleer and McElhinney say “FrackNation” was bankrolled via a grassroots KickStarter fundraising drive, a deeper dig into its books - as will be seen in part two of this investigation - calls that all into question. 

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          Fashion Quotes        
These are some fashion quotes who inspiring me from any source. Check it out!

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Yves Saint Laurent

Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
Adriana Lima
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
Queen Marie of Romania



Fashion goes round in circles.
Siobhan Fahey 
Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting.
Edmund C. Stedman

Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine.
Donatella Versace


Fashion is in my blood. Growing up, I was always clacking around the house in my mother's shoes.
Sophia Bush 
Fashion is never in crisis because clothes are always necessary.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Coco Chanel 
Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul.
Stella Blum

 
Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin



Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
Quentin Crisp

For me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends.
Meryl Streep



History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion.
Eva Herzigova

I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
Marlene Dietrich



I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion.
Fantasia Barrino


I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
Donna Karan



I tell women not to believe everything they read about fashion.
Geoffrey Beene

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.
Russell Baker


          #4 Superglued Condom To Penis        
A Romanian father of five decided to stop having children with his wife. Their cheapest solution was to start using condoms. However, the condom his wife bought was too big a size for his penis, there were rooms and if things got too wild, the “liquid” might spill. Instead of buying a new condom that […]
          Transylvania        

See t-shirts with this design.

The name Transylvania literally means "the land beyond the forest." The Romanian name is Ardeal, and the Hungarian name is Erdély. In German, it is known and Siebenbürgen, which literally means "seven fortresses," referring to the seven fortified towns founded by German immingrants to the region in the Middle Ages.

Though it was made famous by Bram Stoker in his novel Dracula, Transylvania is an area rich in history and has long been a crossroads for different cultures, a fact represented in the coat of arms.

The black bird in the upper portion of of the coat of arms is often mistaken for an eagle or even a raven, but it is actually a turul, a mythical falcon from Hungarian legend. It represents the Hungarian nobles who ruled Transylvania for several centuries. The sun and moon represent the Szeklers. The Szeklers speak Hungarian, but they are a distinct ethnic group. The seven red towers on the lower part of the coat of arms represents the seven cities of the German immigrants, who are commonly refered to as Transylvanian Saxons. Because Transylvania is now part of the modern state of Romania, these cities are normally referred to by their Romanian names, but sometimes the German names are used. The seven cities are (with German names in parentheses): Braşov (Kronstadt), Sighişoara (Schäßburg), Mediaş (Mediasch), Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Sebeş (Mühlbach), Bistriţa (Bistritz), and Cluj (Klausenburg).

Sighişoara is significant because it is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula, Bram Stoker's real-life inspiration for the vampire.

Interestingly enough, the Romanians, who have been the majority of Transylvania's population for much of its history, are not represented in the coat of arms.
          Dinti mai albi ,rapid si fara deteriorarea smaltului dintilor         
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          Romania inegalabila,Sinaia        
 Am fost la munte de zeci de ori,eu venita de la campie,sa vad atat de multi munti in jurul meu ,e impresionant.Dupa ce am fost prin mai multe locuri,in sufletul meu,Sinaia a devenit un loc atat de drag incat acum mergem doar acolo,ne simtim ca si acasa.
 Sinaia este o statiune turistica si baleneo-climaterica,aici se afla,Castelul Peles,Pelisorul,Manastirea Sinaia,casa memoriala George Enescu,partii de schi si poti urca cu telecabina la Babele si Sfinx.Sunt sute de locuri de cazare si zeci de restaurante si periodic sunt targuri cu produse traditionale.
 Daca si voi aveti o locatie preferata ,va invit sa intrati in aplicatie si sa introduceti fotografii,pentru ca Romania e inegalabila si merita promovata.

La Castelul Peles


 Sala Armelor,in interiorul Castelului Peles



          Romania inegalabila,Vulcanii Noroiosi-Buzau        
  Sotul meu e sofer profesionist pe comunitate si deseori merg la el,cate doua saptamani si vizitam orasele sau locurile pe unde face el pauza .Nicaieri,dar nicaieri nu e ca in Romania,acolo peste tot parca e doar beton, totul e asfaltat,nu mai e un loc neatins de om .
  Intorsi in tara am mers in apropiere de noi,pentru prima data ,la Vulcanii Noroiosi,in judetul Buzau ,atat de multa liniste si un peisaj atat de ciudat,eram foarte curiosi si noi si copiii,cred ca am petrecut 4 ore acolo,dar nu stim cum a trecut timpul ,a fost impresionant.
  Vulcanii noroiosi sunt rezervatie naturala ,fiind formati datorita eruptiilor din pamant a gazelor,care antreneaza spre suprafata namol si apa,la suprafata solul e sulfuros si saraturos,iar in jurul lor e un peisaj selenar.Am urcat pana acolo cu masina,foarte usor,e drumul bun si de specificat ca sunt doua zone: Paclele mici si Paclele Mari,unde se gasesc vulcani noroiosi,ambele zone se pot vizita,gasiti acolo si cazare,e o pensiune cu o frumoasa terasa.
 Daca si voi cunoasteti locuri care ne fac Romania inegalabila ,intrati in aplicatie ,pe pagina de facebook Inegalabila Romanie si incarcati fotografii,pentru ca noi romanii avem cu ce ne mandri! Fata de cei din Europa de Vest,mai avem de lucrat la capitolul curatenie si reciclare,dar nu e vina noastra,asa cred ca am fost invatati,acum e timpul sa ne protejam si pe noi si locurile dragi noua,pastrandu-le curate,de la noi vor invata si cei din jur si copiii nostrii.



          Roma International Scholarship Program (RISP), 2014-2015        

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          Angola        
Squad: Goalkeepers: 1 – João Ricardo – Moreirense FC (Portugal); Era: FH 2000’s 12 – Pedro Benje – SC Farense (Portugal); Era: FH 1970’s (1) 13 – Carlos Fernandes – FC Boavista (Portugal) / FC Steaua Bucuresti (Romania) / Foolad FC (Iran) / Rio Ave FC (Portugal); Era: SH 2000’s Defenders: 2 – Kali – FC Sion (Switzerland); Era: SH […]
          A Shot in the Arm for IHT Morale.        
When was the last time you can remember a NYT editorial using the work of IHT journalists? Not in a long time.

All good, and good for the brand equity for the IHT (which seems to be being diminshed by the planned wiping from the NYT Company's asset sheet of www.iht.com at a time when frankly I'd have thought they could hardly afford to do such a thing. Have they thought this one through?)

What I find interesting about this editorial are the mixed messages.

The IHT isn't referenced as being owned by the NYT; in the paper NYT and IHT journalists aren't distinguished from one another, in the newsroom it's all talk about intergration and the IHT merely being the global edition of the NYT.

Yet here we have, in terms of brand value, a clear distinction drawn between the IHT and the NYT.

Confused? You should be.

EDITORIAL
Corruption in Bulgaria and Romania
Sunday, November 16, 2008
When the European Commission decided in September 2006 to admit Bulgaria and Romania into the European Union, nobody pretended they were really ready.
The thinking was that EU membership would keep them safely out of Russia's orbit. There were also hopes that joining the European political mainstream would accelerate their efforts to rein in organized crime and corruption. The latter was a fairly astounding miscalculation.
What actually happened, as Doreen Carvajal and Stephen Castle have reported in detail in the IHT, was that the prospect of billions in EU subsidies only encouraged the criminals to diversify from smuggling and extortion and to burrow into the political and judicial systems - the better to siphon off EU money.
Today, Bulgaria is rated by Transparency International as the most corrupt nation in the 27-nation EU. The country could lose almost half a billion euros in aid that was frozen in July because of fears that it was vulnerable. Romania is also a cause of serious concern.
This state of affairs is devastating at all levels. The Bulgarian and Romanian people badly need the EU's development aid. And the shocking reports of corruption are hardening the resistance of other Europeans to further expanding the EU, thus lessening the chances of Turkey or Ukraine to ever join.
Perhaps most grievously, the spread of corruption through all levels of government and society, as in Russia and some other Balkan countries, makes it far more difficult to eradicate everywhere.
The IHT articles chronicled how those who tried to expose or combat the criminals in Bulgaria were regularly threatened, maimed or killed, and how these crimes routinely go unsolved. The result, the reporters were told, was that people have come to accept corruption as an unavoidable fact of life and have become apathetic about fighting it.
The wrong conclusion would be to close the EU door forever. The right one would be to ensure that those who pass through it are ready and get all the support they need to be full and healthy members.

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/11/16/opinion/edbulgaria.php


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A PLACE IN MY COUNTRY
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          Tratat de drept civil. Contracte speciale, editia a V-a, actualizata si completata, volumul I, Vanzarea. Schimbul - Francisc Deak        
Tratat de drept civil. Contracte speciale, editia a V-a, actualizata si completata, volumul I, Vanzarea. Schimbul - Francisc Deak

Prof. univ. dr. FRANCISC DEAK s-a nascut la 9 decembrie 1927 in Simleu Silvaniei si a absolvit cu diploma de merit Facultatea de Drept din Cluj, promotia 1951.

A predat dreptul civil la Facultatea de Drept a Universitatii din Bucuresti intre anii 1951 si 1997, devenind una dintre cele mai importante personalitati ale stiintei juridice din Romania. In aceasta calitate, a format zeci de generatii de juristi, pentru care a constituit un model de profesionalism, creativitate, rigurozitate, exigenta si onestitate.

Prof. univ. dr. FRANCISC DEAK a incetat din viata la 11 mai 2001.

Volumul I al editiei a V-a a fost actualizat de fostul sau colaborator, Romeo Popescu, profesor la Facultatea de Drept a Universitatii din Bucuresti.

Nr. de pagini : 264
Anul aparitiei : 2017
Autori :  Francisc Deak, Lucian Mihai, Romeo Popescu


          Analiza infractiunii de conflict de interese si comentarii de practica judiciara - Tudoran Mihai Viorel        
Analiza infractiunii de conflict de interese si comentarii de practica judiciara - Tudoran Mihai Viorel

Lucrarea isi propune sa analizeze, din punct de vedere teoretic si practic, cele mai importante aspecte care se desprind din jurisprudenta instantelor din Romania in materia a ceea ce reprezinta conflictul de interese care imbraca haina penala.

In cei mai bine de 10 ani care au trecut de la incriminarea acestei fapte in legislatia romaneasca, numarul infractiunilor care au iesit la iveala a crescut in permanenta, reliefand, din pacate, slaba constiinta civica a functionarului public roman, in general, si a celui definit de catre Codul penal, in special. Daca la acest aspect vom adauga, in prea multe situatii si reaua-credinta a unor persoane care privesc ocuparea functiei publice drept un prilej excelent de capatuiala sau cel putin de avantajare a unor membri ai familiei ori simpli cunoscuti, fara a le pasa catusi de putin de imaginea pe care o lasa in societate, vom radiografia o imagine dezolant de repetitiva in ilustrarea imperativului „Asa nu!” Din zecile, poate chiar sutele, de spete avand ca obiect infractiunea de conflict de interese, au fost selectate un numar de 30, mai mult decat suficiente in vederea realizarii scopului didactic al acestei lucrari.

Fiecare comentariu care se regaseste in dreptul spetelor analizate reprezinta opinia exclusiva a autorului si, evident, nu este decat un instrument pur didactic, pe care fiecare cititor il va aprecia critic, fie favorabil, fie nefavorabil, in functie de argumentele ce i se vor parea decisive raportate la propria sa educatie juridica.

Explicatiile si comentariile spetelor prezentate in prezenta lucrare reprezinta un must do pentru persoanele care doresc sa aprofundeze infractiunea de conflict de interese si aceasta deoarece realitatea practica dezvaluie probleme de drept cu adevarat interesante si pe care, uneori, nicio abordare teoretica nu le poate anticipa.

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Anul aparitiei : 2017


          Re:Politics - USA        
Team Clinton: "the FBI is doing nothing more than a 'Security Inquiry™' over this Republican manufactured email scandal"

FBI: "WTF is a 'Security Inquiry'???"

Comey rebuffs Clinton claim FBI only conducting ‘security inquiry’ on emails
Spoiler:
Hillary Clinton for months has downplayed the FBI investigation into her private email server and practices as a mere “security inquiry.”

But when asked Wednesday by Fox News about Clinton's characterization of the bureau's probe, FBI Director James Comey said he doesn’t know what "security inquiry" means -- adding, “We’re conducting an investigation. … That’s what we do.”

The FBI director reiterated that he’s “not familiar with the term security inquiry” when told that is the phrase Clinton has used.

As for the timeline for the investigation, Comey, during a briefing with reporters, said he prefers doing the investigation “well” over promptly and said he’s not “tethered” to a schedule.

The briefing comes amid reports that FBI investigators have been meeting with top aides in Clinton’s inner circle, including Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. The interviews have stoked speculation that the investigation may soon be drawing to a close, in the heat of the 2016 political season.

Asked Wednesday if he would make a public report, regardless of whether criminal charges are pursued, Comey said he would not say at this time. But he said there are “no special set of rules for anybody that the FBI investigates.”

Clinton and her campaign team repeatedly have described the probe as a security inquiry. Most recently on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Clinton used the term when asked how she’d respond to people worried the FBI probe is a “big deal.”

“I say what I’ve said now for many, many months,” Clinton said. “It’s a security inquiry. I always took classified material seriously. There was never any material marked classified that was sent or received by me, and I look forward to this being wrapped up.”

The FBI probe is proceeding as Clinton tries to wrap up the Democratic presidential nomination. Though she leads by hundreds of delegates, she has not yet clinched the nomination and rival Bernie Sanders is vowing to take the fight to the convention – he fueled his own underdog bid with a primary win Tuesday in West Virginia.

There appear to be several moving parts in the FBI investigation.

Former State Department IT staffer Bryan Pagliano, who installed and maintained the server, has been granted immunity by the Department of Justice and is cooperating with the FBI.

In another development, the infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” who was extradited to the U.S. to face cyber charges, recently told Fox News he easily breached Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013.

Fox News could not independently confirm the claims. But an intelligence source told Fox News last month that Guccifer, whose real name is Marcel Lehel Lazar, could help the FBI make the case that Clinton’s email server may have been compromised by a third party. Lazar told Fox News that he spoke with the FBI at length on the plane when extradited from Romania to Virginia last month.

Speaking from the Virginia jail where he’s being held, Lazar said the conversation was "80 minutes ... recorded," and he took his own notes. A government source confirmed that the hacker had a lot to say on the plane but provided no other details.

          Euro 2016 playoffs predictions        
Norway v Hungary – Thursday 12th November Hungary have not won in the past nine games against Norway, and won’t find it any easier this time around. A glance at their relative group opponents says it all; Norway finished third behind Italy and Croatia, whilst the Hungarians lost out to Northern Ireland and Romania. Moreover Norway were very close to qualifying automatically, letting their lead slip against Italy in their final match. They’ll feel that they’ve earned a place at the finals already, and will have too much for a […]
          Gheorghe Pogea: "Nu vom majora cota unica, impozitul pe profit si pe venit"        
"Ceea ce a constituit un avantaj pentru mediul de afaceri, cota unica, precum si impozitul pe profit si pe venit vor ramane la fel" a declarat ministrul de finante Gheorghe Pogea in cadrul "CEI Summit Ecoomic Forum". Acesta a invitat investitorii straini sa se implice in sectoarele IT si cel auto din Romania.
          Re:Politics - USA        
Yeeeeeeup.
Game Over: EmailGate Just Crippled the Clinton Express
Spoiler:
This isn't a right-wing conspiracy—the FBI will unravel it all

Running for president this year, after her abortive 2008 effort against Barack Obama, has not worked out quite as planned for Hillary Clinton. This was supposed to be her year, at long last. After enduring a quarter-century on the national stage—including tough years by the side of her gifted but scandal-prone husband—2016 finally lined up as Ms. Clinton’s best shot at moving back into the White House, this time with her in the Oval Office.

That outcome is looking less likely by the day. First, Hillary can’t manage to finish off Senator Bernie Sanders, despite his far-left politics that until recently resided quietly on the fringe of the Democratic party. They are fringe no more, and Bernie’s sincerity and authenticity offer an appealing contrast to the often awkward and stilted Ms. Clinton. This summer’s Democratic convention in Philadelphia, where Mr. Sanders will show up with legions of adoring fans who display a passion altogether lacking in the ranks of Team Clinton, promises to be quite a show—maybe even a madhouse.

Then there’s the troubling matter of EmailGate, the long-running scandal that this column has covered in great detail. That Ms. Clinton and her senior staff misused email during her tenure as secretary of state has long been crystal-clear. Refusing to use government email for government work was a violation of policy, while Team Clinton’s routing of said emails through a private server, then putting classified information on it—including above top secret information from the Intelligence Community—looks like a violation of several federal laws.

Early denials from the Clinton camp tried to make the entire matter go away, insisting there was no “there” there. Once that folded in the face of massive evidence that something indeed had gone very awry with Secretary Clinton’s emails at Foggy Bottom, the excuses shifted to ones familiar to those who experienced the 1990s. Everybody does it. It’s not really a big deal. Above all, this is politically motivated. These false accusations are the machinations of a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

Such dodges held water for months among Hillary fans, aided by parts of the mainstream media which, long accustomed to running interference for the Clintons, continued to do so, attempting to muddy waters that to those familiar with laws and regulations on the handling of classified materials are actually decidedly clear.

That all fell apart yesterday with the release of the long-anticipated State Department Inspector General’s special report on how Foggy Bottom handles email records and cybersecurity. A shoe has dropped for Team Clinton—a very big shoe—and there will be no going back now.

The Office of the Inspector General at State, as in all federal departments, exists to ferret out internal fraud, waste and illegalities. However, State had no real IG boss from 2009 to 2013, with an acting director heading up the office. Neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton were in any hurry to find a permanent director for State’s IG shop. Now we know why.

The State IG report, weighing in at over 80 pages, is crammed full of bureaucratese yet paints an indelible and detailed portrait of things going very wrong at Foggy Bottom—especially under Hillary Clinton. It can charitably be termed scathing, and it leaves no doubt that Team Clinton has lied flagrantly to the public about EmailGate for more than a year.

That the State Department’s IT systems were a mess for years was hardly a secret, and the IG report makes painfully clear that State has had a difficult time transitioning into the electronic age. Several recent secretaries of state used email in a manner that would be judged inadequate, and perhaps improper, by today’s standards, including Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, who served under President George W. Bush.

That said, only Hillary Clinton simply refused to use government email for government work—she repeatedly denied requests from State security and IT to use state.gov email—and she systematically dodged federal regulations on electronic communications and records preservation by setting up her private email server of bathroom infamy. Damningly, while several former secretaries of state cooperated with the IG in this important investigation, Ms. Clinton refused to.

As secretary of state, Ms. Clinton attempted a novel experiment of trying to avoid using any information systems that create records that can be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The IG report includes painful details, including how she flatly refused to use state.gov email for anything, ever, citing privacy grounds. State IT was concerned because Ms. Clinton’s work emails—all being sent via her clintonmail.com address—were winding up in the spam folders of State officials. Important information was not getting where it needed to go. She needed to use official email for official business. Except she refused.

What was so important, so sensitive that Hillary had to dodge FOIA altogether? Clearly protecting her private life—whatever that might be—was valued more highly by Ms. Clinton than actually heading the Department of State.

Then we have the repeating warnings from State officials about the incredibly vulnerable nature of her ramshackle private email system from any cybersecurity perspective. These, too, were blown off by Ms. Clinton and her staff, despite several hacking efforts that staffers were aware of. Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who illegally accessed Ms. Clinton’s email during her tour at Foggy Bottom, has just pleaded guilty, and there can be little doubt that hackers more adept than he penetrated Hillary’s communications.

Any foreign intelligence service worth its salt would have had no trouble accessing Ms. Clinton’s emails, particularly when they were unencrypted, as this column has explained in detail. Yet Hillary was more worried about the American public finding out about what she was up to via FOIA than what foreign spy services and hackers might see in her email.

What she was seeking to hide so ardently remains one of the big unanswered questions in EmailGate. Hints may be found in the recent announcement that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a longtime Clinton intimate, is under FBI investigation for financial misdeeds, specifically dirty money coming from China. In fact, Mr. McAulliffe invited one of his Beijing benefactors over to Ms. Clinton’s house in 2013. Not long after, Chinese investors donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation.

That an illegal pay-for-play-scheme, with donations to the Clinton Foundation being rewarded by political favors from Hillary Clinton—who when she was secretary of state had an enormous ability to grant favors to foreign bidders—existed at the heart of EmailGate has been widely suspected, and we know the FBI is investigating this case as political corruption, not just for mishandling of classified information. That certainly would be something Ms. Clinton would not have wanted the public to find out about via FOIA.

As is their wont, Hillary’s loyal defenders are denouncing the State IG report as yet another “nothingburger,” adding with customary conspiratorial flair: “there are some real questions about the impartiality of the IG.” In this take, we are supposed to believe that the head of State’s IG office, appointed by President Obama, is a clandestine GOP operative.

Such escapism masquerading as hot takes won’t work anymore. Even The Washington Post, hardly a member of the VRWC, has conceded that EmailGate is a certifiably big deal, and “badly complicates Clinton’s past explanations about the server.” Its editors went further, issuing a blistering statement castigating Ms. Clinton’s “inexcusable, willful disregard of the rules.” They minced no words: “Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them.”

Although Post editors were at pains to state that Ms. Clinton had not broken any laws with her gross negligence at Foggy Bottom, the issue remains open. The FBI is investigating that complex matter now. As this column has previously reported, Hillary’s “unclassified” emails included above top secret information about undercover CIA operatives serving overseas as well as extremely sensitive NSA reports about Sudan—all information from special access programs that’s supposed to be tightly guarded.

What sort of impact those compromises will have on the investigation into EmailGate remains to be seen. We won’t know until the FBI submits its findings to the Department of Justice, probably this summer, with a recommendation to prosecute (or not). The key figure in this whole matter is Patrick Kennedy, a longtime Clinton protégé and State’s undersecretary for management (hence his nickname, “M”), who oversaw the department’s IT and security offices. Mr. Kennedy is widely believed to have enabled Hillary’s irregularities—and apparent illegalities—with email and ran internal interference for her when questions became loud and frequent. The FBI will want to unravel this all.

Hints are now emerging that Ms. Clinton’s neglect of basic security may have damaged more than her political reputation. A new report suggests several U.S. counterterrorism operations went awry thanks to Hillary’s slipshod communications security. This serious accusation is unsubstantiated yet plausible, given how easy it would have been for foreign spies to access Ms. Clinton’s email—as well as how much classified information she and her staff routinely put in “unclassified” emails. Counterintelligence officers will be investigating EmailGate for years, searching for clues about clandestine operations that went wrong, possibly due to Hillary’s IT misdeeds at Foggy Bottom.

For now, Team Clinton has plenty of problems to deal with. Their proffered excuses—that everybody does it, it’s no big deal, it’s just a fake scandal ginned up by the VRWC—have been blown apart by the State Department itself. If Hillary wants to be our next president, she needs to come up with better answers to what she was doing with her email—and why.

So far, Bernie Sanders has treated EmailGate with kid gloves, refusing to go after Ms. Clinton with gusto on the issue. Donald Trump will show no such reticence. What the State IG has revealed plays directly into Mr. Trump’s #CrookedHillary narrative. Large swathes of the public have never liked the Clintonian view that rules are for little people—not Bill and Hillary or their friends. Ms. Clinton’s misconduct as our nation’s top diplomat, including compromising our national security in order to hide her private deals, raises serious questions about her fitness as commander-in-chief. We can be sure The Donald will ask them.

Clintonistas got nuth'n left.
          Ea nu stie ca (de Toni_Romania [utilizator])        
Ea chiar nu stie ca toti politicienii din RO ajung politicieni numai cu "verde" de la IU-ES-EI si SI-AI-EI?
          corect gigi (de Toni_Romania [utilizator])        
1-DNA aresteaza selectiv la comanda politica (deci nu e justitie reala, ci un soi de vendetta). Nu ca arestatii nu ar fi mafioti reali. 2-Vad acest "fix" la multi romani ca doar Psd e cuib de mafioti.
          Toate le stiu (de Toni_Romania [utilizator])        
Toate le stiu am-ericanii astia, ca niste oameni mari. Cucoana, dar pomeneste si de tzeapa B-e-chtel care a smanglit din tara 3 miliarde Usd! Politicienii romani corupti ce au ajutat acolo nu s pe lista ta?
          Vorba lui Iliescu... (de Troll_Servicii_0308 [utilizator])        
"Si-a permis" sa-si dea cu parerea despre politica din Romania.
          Mai sint, mai sint... (de Troll_Servicii_0308 [utilizator])        
Vezi ce scrie pe diploma aia (pe care preotul nu a dat-o, ci i s-a dat etc.) Si-apoi sint greselile prin omisiune, etichetarile, aluziile, insinuarile... Eheee, scoala veche dezinformarea in Romania securistilor atotputernici.
           UK slave trafficking gangs make millions every year         
As part of a new campaign by the National Crime Agency, a Romanian migrant named Elena (pictured) has told how many women like her are brought to the UK with promises of a better life.
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          Turkish NBA player has passport revoked by ‘the Hitler of our century’        
Enes Kanter is a Turkish citizen who plays center for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. Like many professional athletes, Kanter has a couple of charities in his name. His education fund provides first-year college scholarships to support selected US students – including a family’s first female child and children of law enforcement and firefighters who lost their lives on duty. Kanter’s other charity is the Light Foundation. This one has an international bent, providing meals and clothes to needy families. A global tour with the Light Foundation stirred up Friday’s troubles. After traveling to a few countries, Kanter and his team flew from Indonesia to Romania. But upon landing in […]
          SMALL PEOPLE WITH HATS        

There are small people wearing hats in the society.

Graduation film from the Royal College of Art, 2014
Hand-drawn on paper

A film by Sarina Nihei

Sound design by Horret Kuus B6 STUDIOS
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Awards

Grand Prize and Best Sound prize at Ottawa International Animation Film Festival 2015
Grand Prix of Primanima 2014, Budaörs, Hungary
Best Student Film at Anim'est 2014 in Bucharest, Romania
Korea Animation Producers Association President’s Prize at PISAF, Puchon, Korea
Special mention Anima 2015, Brussels
Grand Prix student film at HAFF 2015
Grand Prix of IdeasTap Graduate award Short Film
Special mention at Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2015

SCREENINGS

Anim'est 2014 Bucharest, Romania
PISAF 2014 Puchon, Korea
ReAnimania 2014 Yerevan, Armenia
Primanima 2014 Budaörs, Hungary
London International Animation Festival 2014
Greenhorn short film festival, London
IFF Etiuda&Anima 2014 Kracow, Poland
Animated Dreams, Tallinn Estonia
GIRAF, Calgary
Sommets du cinema d'animation
Animateka, Ljubljana Slovenia
Istanbul Animation Festival, Turkey
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2015
Anima 2015, Brussels
HAFF, Netherlands
Flatpack film festival, UK
Animex awards 2015, UK
EYEWORKS festival 2015, US
Mecal 17, Spain
IndieLisboa, Portugal
Athens Animfest, Greece
Anifilm, Czech Republic
Northwest animation festival
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2015
Rooftop Films, NY 2015
Lago Film Fest 2015
Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2015
Anima Mundi, Brazil
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Anibar Animation Festival 2015, Kosovo
Concorto Film Festival, Italy
Fantoche 2015
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2015
Encounters short Film and Animation Festival 2015
ARS Independent Festival, Katowice, Poland 2015
Uppsala international short film festival, Sweden 2015

Cast: Sarina Nihei

Tags: graduation film, RCA, Royal College of Art and Sarina Nihei


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          Re:Politics - USA        
Oh... you don't say Cathrine:
Spoiler:
Despite Clinton claims, 2012 email had classified marking
Hillary Clinton, from the moment her exclusive use of personal email for government business was exposed, has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time.

But a 2012 email released by the State Department appears to challenge that claim because it carries a classified code known as a “portion marking” - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account.

The “C” - which means it was marked classified at the confidential level - is in the left-hand-margin and relates to an April 2012 phone call with Malawi's first female president, Joyce Banda, who took power after the death of President Mutharika in 2012.

"(C) Purpose of Call: to offer condolences on the passing of President Mukharika and congratulate President Banda on her recent swearing in."

Everything after that was fully redacted before it was publicly released by the State Department -- a sign that the information was classified at the time and dealt with sensitive government deliberations.

A US government source said there are other Clinton emails with classified markings, or marked classified, beyond the April 2012 document.

A January 2014 federal government training manual, called "Marking Classified National Security Information," provides a step-by-step guide for reviewing classified information, and allocating classified codes or "portion markings."

"This system requires that standard markings be applied to classified information...Markings shall be uniformly and conspicuously applied to leave no doubt about the classified status of the information, the level of protection required, and the duration of classification."

It adds, "A portion is ordinarily defined as a paragraph, but also includes subjects, titles, graphics, tables, charts, bullet statements, sub-paragraphs, classified signature blocks, bullets and other portions within slide presentations, and the like."

"Portion markings consist of the letters “(U)” for Unclassified, “(C)” for Confidential, “(S)” for Secret, and “(TS)” for Top Secret."

Congressman Mike Pompeo, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, has read the 22 Top Secret emails too damaging to national security to release, and routinely reviews classified documents.

While he could not speak directly to the April 2012 email, he said, "I've seen information like that often. Often certain parts of a particular message will be unclassified and other parts will be classified and they are almost always marked paragraph by paragraph."

Pompeo added, “If, in fact, it is truly marked confidential that would.. and she read it, that made it to her, that would conflict with what she had previously said."

On Wednesday, Clinton told Bret Baier on Special Report, “the fact is, nothing that I sent or received was marked classified, and nothing has been demonstrated to contradict that. “

Meantime, Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal, who spoke to Fox News as part of a book tour to promote his new biolgraphy, "A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849,"said that the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer -- who claimed to breach Clinton's personal server - may have worked for foreign intelligence.

"Marcel Lazar is a Romanian. He worked from a Russian server. He may well be part of a Russian information operation," Blumenthal explained.

While he said there's no way Lazar compromised Clinton's emails, the hacker told Fox News in a telephone interview before reaching a plea deal with the Justice Department that it was "easy for me, for everybody” to access the Clinton server.

Given more than 2,100 classified emails were on the server, Fox asked Blumenthal if he had a security clearance to handle such material. "I was her friend, and I had no security clearance, nor did I seek it, nor did anyone ever send me anything that was classified. So I had no access to, nor did I send or receive any classified material."

Blumenthal said he expects FBI Director James Comey to publicly confirm that Clinton and her aides did not deliberately compromise the nation's secrets.

"This is the question that is at the center of the Department of Justice FBI investigation: Whether anybody had intent, criminal intent to put classified information outside of the system. I believe that was not the case, and I think then, that we will see a statement coming from the FBI stating that, saying that... I assume that the FBI has an interest in - James Comey, the FBI Director has an interest in acting promptly to resolve this remaining question. But I feel confident about the resolution, " Blumenthal said.

Asked about the April 2012 email, and how the campaign could reconcile the classified marking with Clinton’s public statements, spokesman Brian Fallon did not directly address the issue. "This email was just a request for Secretary Clinton to make a phone call to express condolences over the passing of the President of Malawi. The fact that this email was classified after the fact suggests again that agencies in the government tend to err on the side of classifying even routine matters of diplomacy."

Intent doesn't matter Blumenthal.

Seems to me that the FBI investigation is leaking already...

          editrice totem – VIA ACQUA MARINA 3 00042 LAVINIO LIDO ROMA TEL. 0690286930 – 3895468825 editotem@mclink.it – 191 libri pubblicati –        
editrice totem 191 libri pubblicati AA.VV. E se la sera poi non viene – poesie SALVATORE ACANFORA Il cittadino e il parlamento – saggio ACCADEMIA DI ROMANIA Convegno trajaneo – saggio LINA ACQUARIO La favola bella – favole MARIA CRISTINA … Continua a leggere
          Chelsea shocked by Steaua Bucharest        
Lukasz Szukata of FC Steaua Bucharest heads the ball over Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match at the National Arena on March 7, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania.
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          România a decis noi măsuri pentru supravegherea și controlul pestei porcine africane la granița cu Republica Moldova        

Guvernul României a stabilit miercuri, printr-o hotărâre, că fâșia de teren aflată la frontiera de stat cu Ucraina și cu Republica Moldova, pe o distanță de 20 km de la graniță spre interiorul țării, se stabilește drept zonă de mare risc și va fi supusă unei supravegheri intensive a porcilor domestici și a porcilor mistreți existenți aici.

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          Interview of the Month: Chris Birch pushing adventure bike boundaries        
Interview of the Month: Chris Birch pushing adventure bike boundaries

The Red Bull Romaniacs is a formidable task on any bike but on a KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R? Is Chris Birch mad? We caught up with Birch at his preparation event, the Hellas Rally, to ask what it takes to ride adventure bikes where they have no place being!

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          Cele mai bune spitale din lume și unde se află România        

Cele mai bune spitale din lume și unde se află România – Luând în calcul o serie de crierii de performanță, de la numărul de paturi, cazuri rezolvate, la dotare și profesionalismul medicilor, Cybermetrics a făcut un clasament al celor mai bune spitale din lume. În acest clasament nu sunt cuprinse toate spitalele din lume, […]

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          EØS-milliarder til Romania        
Den økonomiske støtten til Romania fra Norge vil snart bli på 800 millioner EØS-kroner i året. En stor del av disse pengene går til kulturvernprosjekter, og mange norske museer, institusjoner og kommuner har allerede kommet godt i gang med samarbeidet. MUSEUM reiser til Transylvania for å være med på åpningen av et av Europas flotteste museumsmagasiner. Med Kari Etresvåg fra FMO-kontoret i Brussel, Noëlle Poppe fra Riksantikvaren, Brit Holtebekk fra Norsk kulturråd og Norges ambassadør til Romania, Øystein Hovdkinn. Sendt i P2 2. og 3.april 2011
          #NeverTrump: Donald Trump for president? That joke isn't funny anymore        
I really don't like talking politics on the internet, and even less so in this blog. Jon and I have tried to keep this blog as an escape from the "real world." I get into enough arguments about Yankees-Mets or Yankees-Red Sox; I don't need to fight political arguments, too!

Until now, that is. I really feel compelled to say something about Donald Trump. I want to add my voice to those who are trying to stop this demagogue and bully from getting the Republican presidential nomination, or, (heaven forbid) becoming president. 

So I feel like not saying something in the bully pulpit of this blog when I feel so strongly on this would be cowardice, And I never want to be a coward. To quote both Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and soul singer James Brown, I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees. 

That's because I went through multiple bullying horrors in my childhood, which have made me have a pretty visceral reaction as an adult to bullies. Nowadays, I stand up for myself pretty well (some might say too well!) because I never want to experience that feeling of powerlessness as I did back then, when I wasn't able to fight for myself. 

Nor do I ever want to be the type of person who sees something awful happening to other people, and just pretends to ignore it.  That's not how I live my life. In fact, I actually get angrier when I see others, especially loved ones, being bullied than I would if it were myself. Because at least I know I can do something about it and not put up with it. Other people can't always do that, for various reasons..

Anyhow, all this is to say is that the more this Trump candidacy goes on, the angrier I get. For our country's sake. And like any bully, he's been getting away with this because almost nobody has taken a stand until now. The media has been in the tank for him because he's good for ratings. The Republican Party has been afriad of alienating his voters. And a lot of us were hoping that this was a bad dream, and he would go away before long. So much for that.

Several things really sent me over the edge this past week and compelled me to speak out. The first was Trump stumbling over disawoving David Duke -- and the criticism Mitt Romney got from professionals who should know better for calling him on it! Romney got compared to Mother Jones (Laura Ingraham) and President Obama (Tucker Carlson) for doing so. Is that how far we've fallen as a nation in 2016, that we're actually arguing on whether or not to denounce the KKK? Not to mention how nasty and insulting Trump is with anybody else who annoys him, but he had such a hard time attacking Duke and the Klan. Very telling.

The second was Trump's campaign giving a white supremacist radio host full media credentials (at the same time they were refusing credentials to the Des Moines Register, Buzzfeed, and Fusion.net because they didn't write 100% positively about him) and even having his son Donald Jr.appear on the cretin's radio show, at the same time African-American students were being ejected from his speech at Valdosta College in Georgia without actually doing anything worth being thrown out for.

The third is the way Trump uses and would, if he were president, abuse the military. Over and over, he has talked about using the U.S. military as his personal goon squad, suggesting that they do torture worse than waterboarding, and that they kill suspected terrorists' families. These things happen to be war crimes. And when it was pointed out to Trump at the last debate that these things are illegal, he scoffed at the very notion, saying about the service members: "They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse. Believe me," and claimed that this was what "leadership" was all about. No, that's what being a dictator is all about. He finally backed down on this, but who knows what he would do in office?

The fourth was the revelation that the anti-immgration Trump, who talks tough about American jobs, brings in captive (and white) staff from countries like Romania to staff  his resort Mar-a-Lago, instead of hiring American workers. As Ted Cruz very effectively pointed out at the latest debate by asking ex-waiters and waitresses in the audience to raise their hands, American workers would not turn down such a job, as Trump claims.

And finally, the idea of Trump getting anywhere near the Oval Office terrifies me. His thin-skinned attitude, which was amusing in "Celebrity Apprentice" (he refused to pick the deserving Penn Gillette to win because Penn said something about Trump in a book that he didn't like) would be horrifying if he were in the Oval Office. He's already threatened to throw out libel laws so that he can sue writers who say mean things about him. He thinks judges sign bills and thinks he can have 11 million deported on his say-so. As my friend Joe says, Trump doesn't even show a sixth-grader's knowledge of civics class. God help us all if he gets his finger near the button. Will he start World War III if some world leader mocks his combover?

The worst thing about Trump is that instead of being a candidate who brings this country together, he has cynically fomented the divisions in this country, and made them worse. I have friends throughout the political spectrum, but I really have to wonder about the Trump acolytes. Are they naive or wicked? Do they not know any better, or do they know all too well what he wants to do? Do they agree with his racism? His sexism? His xenophobia? His dictatorial beliefs?

I do expect that there is at least one "Face in the Crowd" style audio or video of Trump trashing his followers. According to a former Romney aide, that may be the case:
So I'm hoping some patriot releases such a recording. In the meantime, I hope that all good people, no matter what their political persuasion, speak out against Trump. It's not too late, by any means, to deny him the Republican nomination for president.

And I have to wonder about the cowardice of those who act like this is all inevitable, and don't seem to want to do anything to stop this runaway train of Trump, other than to give in. This, even though Trump is currently fewer than 100 delegates ahead of Ted Cruz, and Trump only has a quarter of the delegates needed to get the nomination. I have to wonder about such people who are telling the #NeverTrump crowd to just give up. Is that what they tell kids when they're bothered by bullies -- just give up your lunch money and hope the bully doesn't bother you again? Surrender without a fight? That's a terrible way to live.

One of the saddest things I've seen this past week is how Chris Christie, a smart, talented, take-no-prisoners type of politician, has been completely emasculated by Trump. He now calls him "Mr. Trump," while being called "Chris" in return. And who could forget how forlorn Christie looked standing beside Trump at Super Tuesday?

If we don't do something soon to stop Trump in his tracks, we're going to be the ones looking forlorn while Trump pushes us around.

I was heartened over the past week to see some pushback -- both in the presidential debates and among voters -- against Trump. (And how he can't seem to handle the attacks at all!) Let's hope it sticks, and that we don't have to face the horror of a Donald Trump presidency.



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GOP Resists Obama's Push for Tax Rise to Head Off Cuts
Obama Fleshes Out Plans for Infrastructure Projects
Obama considers urging the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on gay marriage
White House announces online espionage response policy
US issues final word on essential benefits under "Obamacare"
Anonymous thrown into China-US cyberwar scandal
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Hundreds of thousands march in Puerto Rico against gay rights
 
 

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Putin Invites G20 Leaders to St. Petersburg Summit
Migrant workers call on Putin for amnesty
Lavrov: Time to end the war in Syria
Moscow: N. Korea sanctions can only impact nuclear program
IMF warns of higher inflation, slower GDP growth in Russia
Russia's missing billions revealed
Russia Tries To Remove Images of New Drone From the Internet
Russian Military to Develop Anti-Meteorite Defenses
Russia investigates 25 cases of Defense Ministry fraud - Prosecutor General
MP resigns after bloggers disclose his Florida property
Russia escalating attacks on free expression a year on from Pussy Riot protest
‘Ample Evidence’ Linking Ukraine Ex-President to Journalist Murder
French Specialists Resume Work at Chernobyl Disaster Site
Ukraine: Embezzlement At State Orphanages
Belarus Phases Out Russian Warplanes, Radars
 
 

China
Xi Jinping's campaign to purge Communist Party 'won't be easy'
Incumbent cabinet holds final meeting
China's central banker skips retirement bar to stay on
Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN
Attacks originating from US rank 1st among overseas hackings in China
Photos show new activity at N Korea nuclear site
Spy agencies scrounge for details on North Korean nuclear test
North Korea: A nuclear 7-Eleven?
N Korean propaganda video shows Obama in flames
US Envoy Opposes S Korean Nuclear Armament
Rise in online fan clubs extolling China's party leaders
After China's multibillion-dollar cleanup, water still unfit to drink
Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'
Maoists Block Deal to Break Nepal's Long Political Deadlock
 
 

Cameron to pay respects to victims of Amritsar massacre
Cameron's India trip hits wobble with concern over helicopter deal
Sars-like virus death reported in UK
New coronavirus can infect human lungs as easily as cold virus
Magdalene laundries: Ireland to apologise to survivors
Iranian torture guard refused UK citizenship
Britain expands "bigger than burgers" horsemeat tests
Regulator warns Britain 'on the brink' of energy crisis
Scotland 'faces EU funding cut'
Tanker drivers in Scotland vote to strike
Belfast Orange Order warns members over flag protests
One in four Africans attacked in Ireland
 
 

Berlusconi accused of trying to buy votes days before election
After Bulgarian Protests, Prime Minister Resigns
Greek police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters
Greece welcomes Hollande with ‘news blackout’
Dutch experiment in legalised prostitution a disaster
Thieves in Belgium pull off most spectacular and dramatic diamond heist in years
Iceland considers dropping its currency
Lawmakers Threaten to Veto Tightened Budget
EU reinforces sanctions against DPRK
To Revive Honey Bees, Europe Proposes a Pesticide Ban
Anti-austerity strike to bring Greece to a standstill
Italy politicians make final drive for votes before poll
 
 

Berlusconi's possible comeback a nightmare for Angela Merkel
Merkel's Rainbow Problem: On Gay Rights, Chancellor Still a Conservative
German Officials Signal Berlusconi Isn't Their Man
Germany Sends Troops to Mali
German police raid firms over Ponzi scheme
Germany: Court Backs Adoption by Same-Sex Couples
Net activists slam Germany's open data portal
NSU victims' families want more than sympathy
Security staff at Hamburg airport to strike Wednesday in pay dispute
Swiss mayoral candidate 'pro-Hamas, pro-Iran'
Outgoing chairman of Switzerland's Novartis foregoes $78 million golden parachute deal
Norway is Afraid of Foreign Spies
 
 

Hollande: French soldier killed in northern Mali
Hollande confirms seven kidnapped in Cameroon
Hollande urges investment in Greece, growth in Europe
Hollande: France will miss 2013 growth target
French Kidnapped in Cameroon Were Taken Into Nigeria
France saw 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in 2012
Man arrested for serial attacks on Paris Chinese
France to unfreeze development aid to Mali
France Charges 11 In Alleged Kurdish Extortion Ring
 
 
War For Global Energy Supremacy-World War III
Syrian rebels threaten Hezbollah with 48-hour deadline
Syrian military reportedly shoots down Israel drone
US direct military support to Mali likely to continue after elections
Mortars Explode Near Assad Palace in Damascus
Missile kills more than 30 in Syria
Typhoid breaks out in rebel-held eastern Syria
Foreign Arms Supplies to Syrian Rebels Expanding
Pro-Assad militia now key to Syrian government’s war strategy
Russia's double dealing on arms to Assad regime leaves UK isolated over Syria
Syrian Rebels Threaten to Attack Lebanon Over Border Dispute
 
Insight Into Today’s News
Billionaires Continue To Dump Stocks
G20 issues empty declaration against currency wars
Norway Enters The Currency Wars
The Second-Mortgage Shell Game
The Last Liberal Branch of Government
US/NATO occupation of Afghanistan unraveling
Goodbye? We’ve Lost Who We Are?
US Schools Go Into Full Prison Mode
Hornady Addresses Ammo Shortage: We’re working 24/7
US Media Yet Again Conceals Newsworthy Government Secrets
 

Former foreign minister Livni joins Netanyahu coalition
Prisoner X: Benjamin Netanyahu adds to mystery
Secretary Kerry to skip Israel in first trip
Turkey, Israel Cut 1st Defense Deal Since Freezing Ties
Israel Seeks to Curb Weapons Flow to Gaza
West Bank protesters rally for release of deteriorating prisoners
Palestinian Prisoner's Hunger Strike Reaches 211th Day