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No. 103943 ID: e8f72b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  http://news.liga.net/news/world/6055687-novost_dnya_tarifnaya_revolyutsiya_v_armenii_rushit_plany_moskvy.htmhttp://news.liga.net/news/world/6055687-novost_dnya_tarifnaya_revolyutsiya_v_armenii_rushit_
plany_moskvy.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jml_U9NRkpk - live stream

>The political crisis was brewing in Armenia and a half months. May 8 Energy Company of Armenia addressed to the Commission on Regulation of Public Services (CRPS) with a proposal to increase the daily consumer electricity tariff to 41.85 drams per 1 kWh to 58.93 drams and night rate - from 31.85 to 48.93 drams per 1 kWh. Application of May 15 has been returned to the applicant because of the mistakes. In late May, protests against electricity price increase took place in 15 cities of Armenia, including Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Ijevan and Armavir.

>June 17, the Commission on regulation of public services in Armenia still raised electricity tariffs for the population by 16.7%, while the Russian company demanded increase tariffs by 40% and threatened that otherwise would be possible blackouts. Yevgeny Bibin, head of the energy systems of Armenia, accused the Armenian authorities in the accumulation of the company's debt ($ 250 million), while the leadership of the Commission on regulation of public services called debts consequence of violations by the company's management. The Commission also recalled that in 2014 part of the payments collected from electricity consumers are not fully recorded on special accounts of the Russian company, and it is not clear where to disappear.

>June 19 civil movement "No robbery" the beginning of a sit-in warning against the increase in tariffs in the center of Yerevan. The protesters quickly joined by representatives of a variety of grassroots initiatives and the opposition parties. Authorities had ultimatum - cancellation of the decision to increase tariffs by 22 June. Otherwise, the protesters promised to organize a march to the buildings of government agencies. The first three days were like the first week of the protest in Kiev Maidan with songs, dances and discussions among the partici

Bob Dole analysis

So Russian gas company and armenian gov officals are siphoning money off of their energy business, energy business starts seeing noticeable losses from corruption and instead of fixing the corruption just hikes up prices.

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>> No. 104295 ID: a4bc16
>>104206

So what you're saying is, if you support traditional marriage, favor Conservative standings against 'social justice', believe in Capitalist policies against 'social welfare', are tired of government bowing to the special interest groups who whine and cry the loudest, and if you were a big fan of G.W. Bush, then you should... move to Russia?

Good to see Russia is going back to its hardcore right wing leanings from before the revolution made everyone have to pretend to be all sorta-lefty while still being obsessively socially conservative.

Can get give Putin the GOP nomination next year, maybe? That'd be nice. I'd volunteer for his campaign, even.
>> No. 104297 ID: a34477
>>104295
Those were just examples of freedoms you have in America that you dont have in Russia.
>> No. 104299 ID: 385f49
>>104297
>freedoms you have in America that you dont have in Russia
>Personal freedom to have dissenting views of the government, personal freedom to be homo or bi or transsexual, personal freedom's to protest.
There's a practical difference between freedom of expression and a freedom to throw shit at people. Your personal freedom is to do whatever you want as long as that does not concern freedom of other people. There's no freedom to reform social structure against will of it's citizens, impose reforms lobbied by corporations, destroy educational system - the same way it is illegal to destroy parliament, shoot at cities with artillery, bribe officials and finance terrorist organizations.

In US and other countries, closely related and controlled by them and their financial institutes(practically the most of the world considered as civilized) these "freedoms" aren't just rights of people, but a well-organized and financed activities that are praised as indication of developed society, supported by the governments, foreign foundations and private organizations. These are the people who want to overtake other countries by their rules and laws, no more or less.

http://www.news.az/articles/commentary/99374
>Azerbaijanis will return to their historical lands, including Yerevan. There can be no doubt of it
>We should take concrete steps toward the inadmissibility of the "status quo" in the in conflict zones. The OSCE and its Parliamentary Assembly should take urgent steps to end the torture of the millions of people displaced from their lands as a result of the conflicts

The next "revolution" in Armenia, if happen, will not only bring a social unrest, but will cause a lot of economical losses, loss of land, property and population as the result of being overrun of US allies in the region. And of course with thousands of casualties.

But supporters do not give a fuck. Security for the US interests mean only security for US and nobody else.
>> No. 104300 ID: e350d8
>>104299
compare Europe to Russia. compare western aligned nations, to Russian.

Then sit down with your nonsense.
>> No. 104310 ID: 385f49
>>104300
>compare Europe to Russia
Last time I checked the map Russia was in Europe. Armenia, on the other hand, wasn't - in fact, it borders Iran.


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104273 No. 104273 ID: c1b115 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-ff-leland-yee-plea-20150701-story.html#page=1

"The case, with 29 defendants lumped into a single indictment (one had since died) and eventually split into two cases, has produced 9 million pages of documents and countless hours of audio recordings, defense attorneys said...

...Known as a gun control advocate in the Legislature, Yee, 67, was also accused of offering — in exchange for campaign donations — to broker a major weapons sale between a gun dealer and an undercover agent claiming to be a member of the New Jersey mob...

...Yee, who spared himself a trial where those sealed recordings and others would have been publicly shared, received no assurance that his prison sentence, which Breyer is scheduled to hand down on Oct. 21, would fall below the 20-year maximum spelled out in federal guidelines. Assistant U.S. Atty. Susan Badger told the court that Yee’s sentence could include $250,000 in fines. At least $33,000 in assets will be seized."

Plea text: http://www.scribd.com/doc/270211514/USA-v-Leland-Yee-Plea-Agreement
>The Government's Promises
>The Government agrees to move to dismiss any open charges pending against the defendant in the captioned Second Superseding Indictment at the time of sentencing.
>The Government agrees not to file any additional charges against the defendant that could be filed as a result of the investigation that led to the captioned Second Superseding Indictment.

www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-additional-allegations-filed-against-former-sen-leland-yee-20150204-story.html

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Should've called CalGuns.


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  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/02/dc-navy-yard-on-lockdown-after-report-shots-fired/

This story is fresh and developing so there's really not much else to post on it at this time.
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>> No. 104240 ID: 9f4d4d
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/02/dc-navy-yard-on-lockdown-after-report-shots-fired/

'All clear.'

>>104238
This might be plausible, because as far as I can tell it was a single call-in and on the same building, while people still behaved the same way. It might either be a drill or it might be terrorists getting a fix on active shooter TTPs.
>> No. 104241 ID: cdd750
"Man with a gun" 911 call.
>> No. 104242 ID: 863f4b
Also those two fence-hoppers aren't actually a big deal.
>> No. 104245 ID: 5d583f
I live in the area and I just saw a special operations chopper fly over my house. Was probably unrelated but thought i'd share.
>> No. 104258 ID: e7f332
>>104245

Shit was a bit wonky today, when I got on the metro there were TSA goons with radiation survey meters.


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103549 No. 103549 ID: 4930b8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33130987
>Connecticut-based gun maker Colt Defense has filed for bankruptcy protection, as it grapples with a heavy debt load.

>The company says it plans to continue its normal business operations during its restructuring.

>The company is struggling with more than $350m (£225m) in debt, as well as waning sales.

>The company previously filed for bankruptcy protection in 1992, emerging again two years later.

This comes about a month after this:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-19/colt-defense-receives-default-grade-after-ultimatum-to-creditors

>Colt Defense LLC’s debt rating has been cut to the lowest level possible after the hand-gun maker skipped an interest payment and extended its deadline for creditors to approve either a debt exchange or a prepackaged bankruptcy.

>Standard & Poor’s reduced Colt’s rating two grades to D from CC, according to a statement Tuesday from the credit grader. The new rating means S&P considers the company “in default or in breach of an imputed promise” and that it has ruled out the possibility the manufacturer will make good on a missed interest payment during a 30-day grace period.
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>>104228
>For Colt’s Native American suitors, it’s not just business; it’s history, interest and commitment, their attorney said. “We have gone to great lengths to get our hands on Colts,” he said. “Just ask General Custer.”

I like this guy already.
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>>104228
>For Colt’s Native American suitors, it’s not just business; it’s history, interest and commitment, their attorney said. “We have gone to great lengths to get our hands on Colts,” he said. “Just ask General Custer.”
>> No. 104243 ID: e6c121
>>104228
Fuck. That is just. So good.
>> No. 104247 ID: e9c3ed
>>104228
This is the best thing I've read in a while.

I hope they buy Colt, the need people like that at the helm.
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>>104228
based morongo


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104070 No. 104070 ID: 5bb72d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
With the old Confederate battle flag very much in the news as a result of the horrific racist shooting in Charleston, S.C. last week, politicians across party lines are rushing to consign the symbol of Southern secessionism to museums, rather than to state capitols in former Confederate states.

But support for the secessionist cause still remains strong in…the Kremlin.

In a piece published in Politico, reporter Casey Michel outlines the deeply strange connection between the Texas National Movement, a group that advocates for Texas breaking away from the Union, and authorities in Russia.

Nathan Smith, the self-described foreign minister of TNM, has been welcomed at far right rallies in Russia, and feted by state media for describing the U.S. as being "not a democracy, but a dictatorship."

The Kremlin has also apparently harnessed its considerable army of Internet "trolls" to gin up discussions of Texas eventually seceding from the Union on various platforms globally.

References to Texas have become strangely common in statements of Russian officials, up to and including President Vladimir Putin who, as Michel notes, accused the U.S. of "grabbing" Texas from Mexico in a rambling speech to the nation last December. (Texas, in fact, established its own independence from Mexico, establishing the Republic of Texas in 1836, nearly 10 years before voting to join the U.S.)

According to Michel, Texas isn't the only place where Russia is encouraging separatist movements. Calls in Scotland, Venice and Catalonia to secede from the U.K., Italy and Spain, respectively, have also received support.

But Texas is by far the favorite target, and that's largely because it helps feed a storyline that Putin has been pushing for more than a year now: that the U.S. is deeply hypocritical in condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula last year and the Kremlin's continued support of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
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>>104195
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>>104173
>> No. 104223 ID: 254d85
Similarly, Russia's "allies" in Europe tend to be far right and neo-Nazi groups.

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2014-03-25/putins-western-allies
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/08/russia-europe-right-putin-front-national-eu
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exbnp-leader-nick-griffin-tells-rightwing-conference-russia-will-save-europe-10128994.html
>> No. 104224 ID: f9bd30
>>104070
Cool, so if we secede we get Hinds and Havocs?

But yeah, Putin has noticed that Texas has three very important things, one, Lockheed, two, 25% of total global refining capacity, three, Pantex.
>> No. 104246 ID: 4c71b7
ive wondered if the reason anti gun legislation that would nullify the 2nd amendment hasnt been sneaked through congress is because texas would genuinely leave if they did. is that plauseable, texas would finally secede if uncle sam tried to take mah guns?


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103786 No. 103786 ID: 254d85 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Pope calls for international revolution to destroy capitalism and save the world.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/18/415429852/pope-francis-climate-change-a-principal-challenge-for-humanity
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/18/world/europe/encyclical-laudato-si.html

>The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilized in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected.

>But our industrial system, at the end of its cycle of production and consumption, has not developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them.

>A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system. In recent decades this warming has been accompanied by a constant rise in the sea level and, it would appear, by an increase of extreme weather events, even if a scientifically determinable cause cannot be assigned to each particular phenomenon. Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it. It is true that there are other factors (such as volcanic activity, variations in the earth’s orbit and axis, the solar cycle), yet a number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity.

>Instead of resolving the problems of the poor and thinking of how the world can be different, some can only propose a reduction in the birth rate. At times, developing countries face forms of international pressure which make economic assistance contingent on certain policies of ‘reproductive health.’ Yet ‘while it is true that an unequal distribution of the population and of available resour
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>> No. 103991 ID: 09c7e0
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103991
global cooling is real
deal with it fags
>> No. 103993 ID: 9aea35
>>103973
hahahaha fuck off
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Why would we stop in the middle of interesting discussion?

>>103990
>and now I am answering to every person who does not agree with me, that he is a paid shill
>if he responds, i'm right and he is a shillbot
>if he dos not respond, he is a shillbot and i'm right
>win-win
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>>103991
>> No. 104217 ID: 1e7925
>>103786
>people surprised the Catholic church leans towards socialist views

come on people they've been spouting this stuff for centuries, literally.

only thing that is new is the emphasis on environment, and that's all it is, emphasis.

but then people in the USA are continually amazed that the pope is Catholic.


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104028 No. 104028 ID: d5e5a4 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Supreme court overturns traditional marriage laws. States must recognize same-sex marriage.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/26/politics/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-ruling/index.html

>Imokwiththis.jpg
>dealwithit.jpg
>istillprefertacotosausagetho.webm
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>> No. 104190 ID: 254d85
http://www.nytimes.com/live/gay-pride-parade-updates/jewish-group-with-hired-protesters-opposes-the-parade/

>Behind a barricade, a group of men wore the fringed Jewish prayer garment known as the tzitzit and held up anti-gay signs bearing the logo of a group calling itself the Jewish Political Action Committee.

>“Judaism prohibits homosexuality,” one sign read.

>But the men were not Jewish. They were Mexican laborers, protesting because they were paid to protest, said one of the men, who would not give his name.

"maaaaaan I don't feel like protesting today, let's just swing by Home Depot and hire some Mexicans or something"
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>>104190
The warm air is bad for their asthma, you goyim.
>> No. 104199 ID: 07a769
>>104178
>0% of Americans could legally marry out of country homosexual partners before this ruling, the DHS didn't recognize gay marriage as valid for purpose of application for permanent residency under the "family member is an american citizen: spouse" category.

Straight-marriage couples face the same problems. Art Bell tried getting his wife legally into the country after being married and it took years, during which we gave up and lived in the Philippines. Considering that both are given scrutiny and denial, excuse me if I weep zero tears.
>> No. 104200 ID: 07a769
>>104180
>Most don't, true. Most people aren't going to be effected by this one way or the other, gay rights or civil rights. But there are plenty of people who still do care.

And they're a minority. Next.

>Anti-gay people get into an even bigger and gayer man pile to prevent it, such as like with Prop 8 in California.

You are aware that gay marriage was legal in California before that, right? No, you aren't. Hilariously, the measure being on the ballet during Barack Obama's run for President is thought to have been tied to it being defeated.

Perhaps, however, you citing a state where gay marriage was legalized twice is not helping your argument. I don't think it is.

>It was only recently that gay marriage was legalized anywhere thanks to popular votes and in some areas it still is denied by popular vote.

Meaning in the last 15 years. Don't forget, women being able to vote is a recognized right by almost all of western society... and it was a mere 95 years ago that women could not do that. Rights for blacks is an even newer chapter. I'm not really interested in "BUT IT'S ONLY RECENTLY HAPPENING!" - I'm interested in it having had happened. That's all that matters.

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>>104200
>And they're a minority.

Minorities can be quite effective considering the apathetic nature of most US voters and the fact whomever has the biggest pockets will usually win whether or not they have the most support.

Do you think it was a majority of voters in the prop 8 fight in Cali? No, it was small groups backed by big money going at it.


>You are aware that gay marriage was legal in California before that, right?

Yes, by a court ruling. And ended by a popular vote which was then overturned by another court ruling.

>you citing a state where gay marriage was legalized twice is not helping your argument.

It was legalized twice by court rulings, overturned by popular vote.
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104177 No. 104177 ID: e7f332 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Get 'em while they're fresh.

http://foia.state.gov/Search/results.aspx?searchText=*&caseNumber=F-2014-20439
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teehee
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lulz


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103326 No. 103326 ID: 254d85 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2015/05/31/mh17-forensic-analysis-of-satellite-images-released-by-the-russian-ministry-of-defence/

>The discrepancies visible in the Russian MoD satellite map imagery which shows they are incorrectly dated are visible in publicly available imagery on Google Earth.
>Error level analysis of the images also reveal the images have been edited.
>This includes a Buk missile launcher that was removed to make it appear the Buk missile launcher was active on July 17th, and imagery where Buk missile launchers were added to make it appear they were within attack range of Flight MH17.

>With this new report all four major claims made at the Russian Ministry of Defence press conference have now been shown to be false:

>The flight path was not altered in the way claimed by the Russian Ministry of Defence. Data from the Dutch Safety Board’s preliminary report and other sources show Flight MH17 made no major course changes such as the one described in the Russian Ministry of Defence press conference.

>The Russian Ministry of Defence claimed the video of the Buk missile launcher presented by the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior was filmed in the Ukrainian government control town of Krasnoarmeisk. This has been proven to be untrue, with analysis of the video showing it was filmed in the separatists controlled city of Luhansk.

>Radar imagery was described as showing an aircraft close to Flight MH17 after it was shot down. Experts interviewed by various media organisations have stated this is almost certainly debris from Flight MH17 as it broke up over Eastern Ukraine.

>Satellite imagery shows Ukrainian Buk activity around July 17th. As this report shows, those claims are untrue, and were based on fabricated satellite imagery.
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>>103999
>a pot calling kettle black, etc.
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>>104033
>a useless appeal to a logical fallacy that doesn't even make sense in the context of the argument, further demonstrating your desperate, increasingly fragile state of mind
>> No. 104043 ID: 381ee6
>>104042
>campaign to smear political opponent and generate a climate of fear
>logical fallacy
What logical fallacy is that?
>> No. 104055 ID: 185883
>>104043

I'm not responding to his image, numbnuts. To be honest I didn't even open it until I was so totally perplexed by your post. Try to keep up.
>> No. 104171 ID: 254d85
  >this footage was photoshopped by jewnazi bellingcats!


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104066 No. 104066 ID: 68aa6b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Reminder that this sort of thing only happens in america

TUNIS — At least one gunman disguised as a vacationer attacked a placid seaside resort in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 39 people at a beachfront hotel — many of them foreign tourists — before he was shot to death by security forces.

It was the second major terrorist attack in a little more than three months targeting the Tunisian tourist industry. It sent shockwaves through the country, which was still recovering from the first assault, a massacre at a museum in the heart of the capital in March. President Beji Caid Essebsi rushed to the resort and promised tough new security procedures.

The audacity of the assailant, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle, suggested a sharp escalation from the relatively low-level political violence that has bedeviled Tunisia since its Arab Spring revolt four years ago.

Government officials and witnesses offered conflicting accounts of the assault, with some saying that two gunmen, who had possibly come ashore in a rubber dinghy, had ambushed tourists at the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, which is popular with German vacationers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/world/africa/gunmen-attack-hotel-in-sousse-tunisia.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-tunisia-security-idUSKBN0P61F020150626
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-33290181


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