Подлец и проститутка!?

«Подлец и проститутка»: какого советского военачальника так обозвал Сталин? Иона Якир, который был расстрелян в 1937 году, незадолго до казни написал письмо на имя Сталина. В нем Якир уверял вождя в том, что он является «честным и преданным партии бойцом». Однако Сталин поставил на документе резолюцию: «Подлец и проститутка». Почему же именно Иона Якир «удостоился» такого определения? Богатый токарь В литературе советских лет Иона Якир чаще всего предстает перед читателем как «сын скромного кишиневского фармацевта». По крайней мере именно такое определение дал Якиру Теодор Гладков, автор книги «Герои гражданской войны»…

Обращение-призыв ко всем медицинским работникам по вопросу всеобщей вакцинации!?

Обращение-призыв ко всем медицинским работникам по вопросу всеобщей вакцинации!? Парапсихолог и гипнолог, разработчик авторских курсов по экстрасенсорике, популярный блогер Полина Сухова на своем ютуб-канале записала и выложила в открытый доступ обращение к медикам всего мира – в нем она с точки зрения специалиста в сфере НЛП и кармических отношений рассказала, чем может быть чревата для людей в белых халатах причастность к разворачивающемуся сегодня повсеместно процессу вакцинации от «ковид». Друзья! Если вы собираете закрыть этот материал из-за его эзотерической направленности, которой я стараюсь избегать на своем канале, советую все же дочитать…

Правильные цели рождают правильное поведение!

Правильные цели рождают правильное поведение! Я помню, как я достаточно долго «вел» одного пациента. Он делал все то, что я ему говорил. Му­жественно проходил испытания, которые ему да­вались, много молился. На какое-то время насту­пало улучшение, а потом он «заваливался». Я про­крутил сотни гипотез и полтора года бился над этой проблемой. Ничего не помогало. Я бы эту проблему решал и 15 и 150 лет. За всю жизнь у меня не было ни одного вопроса, который бы я оставил, признавая свое бессилие. Но одно дело упорство, а другое дело ускорение решения проб­лем.…

У человека нет своих собственных идей?

У человека нет своих собственных идей, а знания ему даются сверху: как их получить? Люди часто упрекают друг друга, мол: А свои мысли у тебя есть? Или только чужие повторять можешь? Это и правда большая проблема: большинство людей не имеет своих мыслей как таковых, потому что повторяет только услышанные/прочитанные у других — в учебнике в школе, в умной статье в интернете, в священной книге или у великого гуру. Да, часто чужие мысли нам откликаются как свои собственные: кажется, что то, что я читаю, это то же самое, что и я…

Прошлые цивилизации, о которых молчат!?

Прошлые цивилизации, о которых молчат!? Наше прошлое дивное время, там родились легенды Пополь-Вух, древних майя, чьи священные тексты повествуют о существовании пяти космических эпох. Первые четыре известны как Вода, Воздух, Огонь и Земля, они были завершены, пятая эпоха ещё в движении. Каждый из циклов был свидетелем восхода человеческой цивилизации в течение 5125 лет. В результате нового цикла, культуры исчезали в закате и вновь возрождались к жизни, — это вечная поступь Природы. В то время, как сегодня достаточно много аргументов о наводнениях большой величины после времени оледенений, никаких окончательных следов обрушения…

Мозг и сознание. Дуализм или противоречие?

Мозг и сознание. Дуализм или противоречие? Предлагаю рассмотреть вопрос: «Есть ли какое-нибудь убедительное доказательство того, что сознание производит именно мозг? Быть может, мозг действует просто рецепторная антенна для сознания? http://i09.fotocdn.net На самом деле, на положительный ответ на этот вопрос нет никаких убедительных доказательств, и эту идею следовало бы отбросить, поскольку ясно, что многие формы жизни обладают сознанием, даже не имея мозга. Сознание гораздо шире, чем самосознание. Это то, что заставляет любой живой организм выживать. Даже растения обладают сознанием. Они поворачиваются к свету и могут быть подключены к устройствам, которые измеряют…

Потрясающая притча, которая поможет пережить боль!

Потрясающая притча, которая поможет пережить боль! Каждому на его веку отмерены разные порции боли и страданий. Но не зря говорится, что каждому дается боль той силы и той степени, которую он в состоянии вынести. В жизни люди сталкиваются с предательствами, с ошибками, с крушением планов и надежд, с разочарованиями, с кризисами и болезнями. Будда писал о том, что #боль практически неизбежна. Она все равно будет. В разных обстоятельствах, разных ситуациях. Но он говорил и о том, что это уже наш выбор – какой будет реакция на эту боль. От нашей силы духи,…

Атлантида — миф или реальность?

Атлантида — миф или реальность? Мир полон неразгаданных загадок. Несмотря на огромные достижения в области науки, мы, люди, остаемся в неведении относительно многих вещей вокруг нас. Помимо земли, на которой мы живем, нам предстаёт океан, который является домом для многих мифов, легенд и загадок. В то время как ученым удалось объяснить многие из этих мифов, большинство из них все еще остаются загадками. Затерянные города, скрытые сокровища, мистические корабли — все это часть очаровательного морского мира и весь этот список возглавляет потерянный остров Атлантида. Атлантида («остров Атлас») — это вымышленный остров, упомянутый…

Promoting private capital-driven economy to unlock growth

At no time does Nigeria have the need to unlock growth in its economy than now when the noose is being tightened around its neck by the twin evils of recession and inflation, which, respectively, have crimped income and rubbished the value of whatever is available. This makes it necessary, if not imperative for the country to seek ways of promoting and catalyzing investment of private capital in its economy in order to unlock growth, which the economy lacks as a result of the prevailing situation in the country. The…

Uffizi Galleries launches new cooking show on Facebook

Some paintings, such as Jan Davidszoon de Heem’s «Still Life with Fruit and Ham,» can whet your appetite. That’s why the Uffizi Galleries have decided to launch a series of Italian-language videos, in which Florentine chefs present recipes inspired by some of the most mouthwatering artworks from their collection. Buon appetito! This new series, titled «Uffizi da mangiare» («Uffizi on a plate»), will be posted every Sunday on the museum’s website and on Facebook. Its inaugural episode finds TV personality and restaurateur Fabio Picchi pairing the contents of Giacomo Ceruti’s «Boy…

Fortnite: FNCS Chapter 2 — Season 5 Prize Pool, Format, Scoring System & More!

ESTNN breaks down everything we know thus far about FNCS Chapter 2 — Season 5. Epic Games just dropped a giant bombshell, revealing that they’ve allocated $20M USD to Fortnite’s flagship seasonal Champion Series competition. Chapter 2 — Season 5 will begin what could be one of the best competitive seasons to date. Although the shotgun meta is questionable, Epic has unveiled changes to the current loot pool for balancing and fairness purposes. Ready or not, FNCS Chapter 2 — Season 5 is around the corner. Professional players worldwide are…

Caris LeVert says he was prepared to be traded from Nets but says it was ‘tough to hear,’ calls four years with team ‘spectacular’

NEW YORK — Caris LeVert was sleeping as part of his usual pregame nap when his phone started going off. It was 4 p.m. (or maybe 4:30, he couldn’t be sure) ahead of tipoff against the Knicks on Jan. 13 when he woke up to hundreds of texts, missed calls and notifications on his phone, so many his lock screen continued refreshing itself. At the same time, Nets GM Sean Marks was calling. The Nets had traded LeVert and three of his teammates in a deal that landed James Harden.…

CLG Finn gets his visa approved, but Broxah is still waiting

CLG will soon see its new top laner Finn “Finn” Wiestål arrive in Los Angeles to compete with the team. After failing to get his North American visa in time for the LCS Lock In tournament, Counter Logic Gaming’s new top laner Finn has finally gotten it approved and will be joining up with his new team soon. Finn joined CLG in the offseason after making it all the way to the 2020 World Championship with Rogue of the LEC. The Swedish top laner will replace Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min, who…

What awaits Hong Kong in 2021?

Image by the Stand News. Used with permission. The recent mass arrest of pro-democracy activists and politicians in Hong Kong for participating in primary elections has sent shockwaves through a city for which the bad news just keeps on coming. Here are six developments expected to happen this year. 1. More arrestsAuthorities have begun targeting people outside the core of the pro-democracy movement, such as those who have provided support to anti-government groups or networks. On January 14, 11 people were arrested for allegedly helping 12 others to flee to…

Frustrated Amazon villagers tackle Covid with faith potions

Bela Vista do Jaraqui (Brasil) (AFP) — Remote Amazon village communities, feeling abandoned by the state, are turning to religion and traditional remedies for protection in the coronavirus pandemic. Raimundo Leite de Sousa, 34, claims he recovered from Covid-19 with a potion made from the stinktoe and crabwood plants, flavored with lemon and garlic. «It (the virus) bent me over double but it didn’t take me,» said Leite de Sousa, who avoided the fate of some 210,000 other Brazilians who have died — a national toll surpassed only by that…

News briefs

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy, K9 and suspect dead after shootoutA Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy, police dog and suspect are dead after a shootout Monday night in Sacramento, California. Around 10 p.m., deputies pulled over a vehicle they suspected was involved in some burglaries, sheriff’s officials said. The driver became uncooperative and fled, eventually crashing his car into a curb inside the Cal Expo complex, where the California State Fair is held. He refused to exit the car, even after deputies shot beanbag rounds into the back window, according to sheriff’s…

Border Patrol: 15 aboard boat detained in thwarted smuggling attempt in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Authorities in San Diego stopped a boat at sea and detained 15 Mexican nationals who were being smuggled into the United States on Saturday, including a convicted rapist, a Border Patrol official said Tuesday. The Coast Guard stopped the personal craft-style boat about 2:45 p.m. Pacific time and towed it to a Mission Bay lifeguard station. There, Border Patrol agents questioned the group onboard — four women and 11 men — and determined they were in the U.S. illegally, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Jeff Stephenson said. He…

Social media faces reckoning as Trump ban forces reset

Washington (AFP) — Social media giants crossed a threshold in banning US President Donald Trump and an array of his supporters — and now face a quandary on defining their efforts to remain politically neutral while promoting democracy and free speech. After the unprecedented violence in the seat of Congress, Trump was banned for inciting the rioters — on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google-owned YouTube and Snapchat. The alternative network Parler, which drew many Trump backers, was forced offline by Amazon’s web services unit. The bans broke new ground for…

Before leaving office, Trump sends final deportation flight to Haiti

MIAMI — The Trump administration sent a final deportation flight to Haiti on the eve of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who has promised to halt removals during his first 100 days. In a last salvo of President Donald Trump’s hardline policy, Immigration and Customs Enforcement chartered a flight Tuesday operated by Swift Air, which departed from Louisiana and arrived in Port-au-Prince by early afternoon. A total of 25 deportees landed in the capital, including five infants, Jean Négot Bonheur Delva, the head of Haiti’s Office of National Migration…

Mark Bradley: Don Sutton: Great at pitching, greater at talking about it

I didn’t like Don Sutton. I grew up tracking the Reds, and he was very good at beating the Reds at a time when almost nobody did. Plus, he looked kind of arrogant – all the Dodgers’ pitchers did – while beating them. Plus, he had a publicized clubhouse dust-up with Steve Garvey, who was the first person to tell me, when I became a sportswriter, that I asked good questions. He also was the last person to tell me I asked good questions, but I digress. I didn’t like…

Mark Bradley: In Terry Fontenot, the Falcons have found their leader

It has, goodness knows, been hard to take the Falcons seriously. They’ve been to two Super Bowls and messed up both. They’ve hired coaches who were gimmick guys (Jerry Glanville) and slogan guys (Dan Quinn). They often act as if they know everything, but somehow they don’t know the rule about onside kicks. Over the breadth of their history, they’ve been an easy punchline. That just changed. They now have Terry Fontenot as their general manager. He’s a star. He’s the sort of person who’d have succeeded at whatever he…

FEATURE: Education adds to Japan’s latest exports to developing nations

One afternoon at an elementary school on the outskirts of Cairo, first-grade Egyptian students were busy wiping their desks clean and sweeping the floor with brooms under the supervision of teaching staff. The scene, observed recently by a Japan International Cooperation Agency official, represents one of the class activities in a curriculum based on the Japanese education method that emphasizes moral training and social harmony, in addition to acquiring academic skills. At more than 40 Japanese-style schools launched in Egypt since 2018 in partnership with the Japanese government, children ti…

FG insists $1.59bn Kano-Maradi rail project viable

Nigeria’s minister of transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, says the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is embarking on the construction of a rail line to link Kano with Maradi in Niger Republic in order to boost Nigeria’s economy. The 283.7 kilometer rail project has continued to raise public concern as to the economic viability of the rail corridor when there are other parts of the country where passenger and cargo train services have been neglected for many years. Government had also earlier debunked impression making the rounds in certain quarters…

Ty Dillon gets a Daytona 500 shot with Gaunt Brothers Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ty Dillon will drive for Gaunt Brothers Racing in an attempt to qualify for this year’s Daytona 500, the team announced Tuesday. Dillon, 28, was out of a full-time Cup ride at the end of last season when Germain Racing closed its shop, but he will land in the No. 96 Toyota Camry for GBR, a single-car team, to start the 2021 season. GBR is not guaranteed entry into the main event and doesn’t have a Cup charter, so Dillon will be competing for one of four…

Biden leads Covid memorial on eve of inauguration

Washington (AFP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday signalled a new tone for the US government by leading a powerful tribute to the 400,000 Americans lost to Covid-19 as he arrived in Washington on the eve of his inauguration. Biden, who has suffered deep personal tragedy and is known for his public displays of emotion, has stressed the need to unite the country after President Donald Trump’s chaotic four years in office. «It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation,»…

Shoe Shopping in Japan: The Size Conundrum

OK ladies, so you’re in Japan and already inspired by the myriad of amazing fashions you see every day, and now you need new shoes. So you head out to the shops, only to end up disappointed and frustrated that the majority of the gorgeous styles on sale are not available in your size. But don’t fret; there are solutions out there if you know where to look. Even as Japanese people become taller and larger on average than their ancestors, the retail scene here is very slow to catch…

Trump’s end may be just the beginning

Wednesday marks the end of the Trump presidency. But the inauguration of Joe Biden, the next American president, does not close the door on the Trump movement. The ominous air hanging over Biden’s inauguration and the days leading up to it confirms that Trumpism — the culture of rage fueling his disparate base of supporters — will remain. And more than just remain, it will shape the turbulent and blurred landscape of American politics with its escalating culture wars. Trump rode that rage into the White House four years ago.…

US soldier charged with plotting IS attack on 9/11 Memorial

A US Army soldier was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to help Islamic State fighters attack American troops and targets in New York, including the 9/11 Memorial. Cole James Bridges — who is 20 and from the state of Ohio — faces federal terrorism charges, United States prosecutors said in a statement. Bridges — a private based at Fort Stewart, Georgia — began researching jihadist ideology and expressing support for the Islamic State on social media shortly after joining the army in September 2019, prosecutors say. In October 2020,…