Альянс Байдена и Навального пошел на штурм Кремля?

Альянс Байдена и Навального пошел на штурм Кремля? Как новый президент США будет мстить Путину за 2016 год? В минувшую субботу один мой знакомый из российских верхов удивлялся странному и, на его взгляд, не очень удачно выбранному времени возвращения Алексея Навального в Россию. Однако события последних дней показали, что с «чувством времени» у организаторов очередной попытки политического штурма Кремля как раз все в порядке. Накануне инаугурации Джо Байдена в качестве следующего президента США в генконсульстве РФ в Нью-Йорке «по техническим причинам» обрубили телефонную связь. Как хорошо, что американские «телефонисты» не…

Констатация факта?

Констатация факта? Журналистка Катерина Гордеева поговорила с Андреем Кончаловским: — А мы живем в архаической стране? — Мне кажется, огромная часть нашей страны живет в архаической системе ценностей. У нас язычество переплетено с коммунизмом, а коммунизм — с православием. И любое правительство в России, в том числе нынешнее, — это правительство социально ориентированного государства. — В каком смысле? — В том, что оно чувствует себя обязанным кормить людей, которые не хотят много работать и зарабатывать, а вполне довольствуются малым. Сложно заставить людей вопреки их воле заниматься бизнесом. Дело не в том, что…

Настройка NA…

Настройка NA… Перечень «правящих» мїром хорошо известен, «обновляется» по мере возникновения потребности, но также без(с)смысленен ныне, как и цели «правящих» и тех, кто занимается их изучением. Интереснее с мїром. В основе любого мїра, в том числе и нашего, – идея, которая, раз существует, то даже может «где-то храниться» (иначе попробуйте объяснить зачем он, как создан и для чего, не обращая внимания на сказки учёных и прочих рассказчиков)… Не тут ли: на конце иглы, та игла в яйце, то яйцо в утке, та утка в зайце, тот заяц в сундуке, сундук?..…

Тайна Беловодья: затерянная страна на просторах Алтая!

Тайна Беловодья: затерянная страна на просторах Алтая! В XIX веке среди старообрядцев появилась легенда о  Беловодье — стране праведников, в которой сохранили древние православные традиции. Куда по мотивам легенд уходили жить староверы. Я решил разобраться, откуда берут ноги эти легенды. В первой четверти XIX века активно распространялась книга под названием «Путешественник», это было старообрядческое рукописное сочинение. В нем, описана таинственная страна Беловодье, — находящаяся в горах Алтая, куда бежали старообрядцы от преследований и гонений со стороны царской власти. Сама по себе книга, содержит весьма занимательное и интересное описание данной страны…

Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller, Arrested In Capitol Riots, Regrets Role: ‘I Let You Down’

After efforts to identify the thousands who rioted on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 led to dozens of arrests across the country, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller was arrested last week for his role in the pro-Trump mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol. Keller, teammate of Michael Phelps, swam for Team USA in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and was initially identified because he was wearing his Team USA Olympic jacket at the protests. The swimmer told his former Olympic coach, “I have let you down,” according to the New…

Device registers a historic Deagle clutch in BLAST Premier Final

Nicolai «device» Reedtz is generally known for his daring AWP plays. However, his recent showing at BLAST Premier Global Final proves that he can clutch a win with any weapon he’s handed. Unbeatable throughout the BLAST Premier Global Final, Astralis locked horns with Team Vitality in the upper bracket finals. While fans had expected a tight-knit fight, device’s Deagle clutch was extraordinary. After consecutive round losses, Astralis was dealing with a weak bank. Just one round away from moving to the decider map, the Danes settled for pistols and SMGs.…

Lions and Matthew Stafford agree to seek trade offers

DETROIT — The Matthew Stafford-Detroit Lions marriage is coming to an amicable separation. A league source told the Free Press on Saturday that Stafford approached the team after the season ended Jan. 3 and suggested a trade may be in the interest of both him and the Lions. The team has agreed to explore a deal. Stafford has two years and $43 million remaining — great value in today’s quarterback market — on his five-year, $135 million contract signed in 2017. He is due a $10 million bonus on the…

Swedish archaeologists take to the waves to protect Baltic wrecks

On a small boat on the choppy waters of Stockholm’s archipelago, four maritime archaeologists pulled on wetsuits and prepared to dive into the Baltic to survey a merchant ship that sank nearly 500 years ago. The team from Stockholm’s National Maritime and Transport Museums are racing to protect wrecks along Sweden’s Baltic coast from looting, which they say has been on the rise since 2017. They have called in the navy, coastguard and police since the spring to help document the wrecks, so they can monitor them more carefully for…

Why presidential speeches no longer move a needle in Nigeria – Omotola

In this second part of the interview with Lai Omotola, group managing director, Masters Reality International Concepts Limited (MRICL) and chancellor of E-Boot Camp Limited, and political commentator, he told ZEBULON AGOMUO that some of the projects by the current administration may not last beyond the tenure because they lacked business model, but built on political sentiments. He also said that many Nigerians have become psychologically traumatised as a result of the quality of leadership that does not instill hope in them. Excerpts: It has been said over and over…

Mike Jensen: Can Villanova make another deep NCAA Tournament run? The win over Providence showed hints.

Now that they’re back playing basketball, you look at the Villanova Wildcats for certain stretches and you can’t help wondering … that’s the third-ranked team in the country? Gritty, gutty, smart, etc. Sure, all that. But third-ranked? Yeah, maybe. You wouldn’t question such a ranking during the second half Saturday as Villanova had its way with Providence, a 71-56 final score at Finneran Pavilion offering few clues of hills climbed to get there. The halftime score — Providence 27-24 — offered a different window, especially when you note that it…

Washington, Malek and Leto revisit 1990s noir in detective thriller

Los Angeles (AFP) — When «The Little Things» was written, Denzel Washington had just won his first Oscar, Jared Leto was an unknown actor fresh off the bus in Hollywood, and Rami Malek had barely finished elementary school. Now each an Academy Award-winning star in their own right, the trio have combined to finally bring the three-decade-old dark, detective thriller to the screen, out Friday in theaters and on HBO Max streaming. Set in the murky criminal underworld of 1990 Los Angeles, the movie finds a semi-retired cop (Washington) pairing…

Sundance enters uncharted waters in unique Oscar season

Los Angeles (AFP) — In normal years, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off in late January with Hollywood’s award season already in full swing. Producers, stars and journalists meet in the spectacular Utah mountains to swap last-minute Oscar tips, and catch a first glimpse of the next year’s batch of contenders. This year, due to the pandemic, everything has been turned upside-down. Indie film extravaganza Sundance, beginning Thursday, will take place largely online. And with the Oscars delayed to their latest-ever date — April 25 — several top contenders have…

Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ marks rise of international TV content

New York (AFP) — The success of the French crime series «Lupin» on Netflix, riding on the heels of hit Spanish show «Money Heist,» may hint at a waning of US dominance on the small screen as ambitious European, Latin American and South Korean players kick down the doors on streaming platforms.  «Ten years ago, 90 percent of creativity was in the United States,» said Pascal Breton, founder and head of the Federation Entertainment production company. «There were some good little local creatives, but it didn’t travel.» But the increase…

Plus ça change: For much of world, Biden means continuity

Washington (AFP) — Joe Biden has begun his presidency with sharp breaks from Donald Trump in both substance and tone, from climate change to immigration to a general openness to working with the rest of the world.  But on several key international issues, the Biden administration has signalled that it will not deviate from Trump, drawing unease from some on the left who hoped for a cleaner break but also renewing a US tradition of continuity in foreign affairs. Paul Poast, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, said…

Welcome Biden, but caution is urged

Since Wednesday, January 20, 2021 there has been celebration and relief in the United States of America as Joe Biden, the new president, assumes office. For many, especially supporters of the new president, the respite is not just because of the optimism and excitement experienced at the coming of every new administration, but the fact that the new president has truly started work, even from his first day in office. So far, Biden has reversed key policies of Donald Trump, the former president, he has issued executive orders on some…

When Wike’s project commissioning evokes sentiments across party lines

Governor Nyesom Wike has been a toast of the nation in the past one month he has been commissioning road after road including flyovers as well as flagging off of more flyovers in many parts of the state capital. This has excited the governor’s admirers to high extent with Paulinus Msirim, his commissioner of information and strategy, casting the governor in the ‘eye of history’. On the other hand, a famous but strident and consistent critic, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze who is also a media chief/consultant loyal to Wike’s bitterest political…

Trump’s extreme-right backers angry and not going anywhere

Washington (AFP) — The American far right is angry: Angry at Joe Biden, angry at Donald Trump, angry at the enigmatic «Q» and angry with themselves. The online postings and chatrooms of extremists have been brimming with disappointment and dissent since the failed January 6 insurrection against Congress and the inauguration of Joe Biden as president. Followers of the QAnon conspiracy movement — and its Delphic prophet Q — are most in disarray, their millenarian predictions of chaos and doom accompanying Biden’s elevation to the presidency not (or not yet)…

LGBT politicians break barriers across US in historic election wins

Washington (AFP) — When Brianna Titone first ran for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, she was viewed as an unlikely candidate, and her opponents didn’t bother to say much about her being a transgender woman. But after winning the seat in an upset and becoming the first transgender legislator in state history, a rival lawmaker voiced robocalls claiming Titone «wants to force a radical sexual agenda on every Coloradan.» When she held campaign events, people began shouting expletives from passing cars.  Yet that didn’t stop voters in…

Michael Flynn’s Brother, Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, Was On Calls Denying Troops During Capitol Riots

Pentagon officials initially claimed that Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, brother of former disgraced National Security Advisor under Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, was not present on U.S. Army conference calls discussing the deployment of the National Guard during January 6 storming of the Capitol building. Charles Flynn has now told The Washington Post that he actually was present on those calls. The Army initially denied the request for troops before later approving them. It is unclear why Pentagon officials did not acknowledge Flynn’s involvement in the calls. Flynn is the deputy…

Dave Chappelle Tests Positive For COVID-19, Cancels Upcoming Shows

Comedian Dave Chapelle tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently decided to cancel upcoming shows in Austin Texas. Chappelle’s representative, Carla Sims told reporters that Chappelle is now quarantined and does not have any symptoms. He was scheduled to perform at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater from Thursday through Sunday. Two of the shows included comedian Joe Rogen. Refunds are being issued to ticket holders through their point of purchase. Sims said in a statement that Chappelle has safely conducted socially distant shows in Ohio since June of 2020. He moved those shows…

What happened to FaZe Rain? FaZe co-owner updates fans

Nordan «Rain» Shat was kicked out of the FaZe house last year and has now finally released an update on his recovery. After months of silence, it seems that Rain is getting better. Taking to Twitter, FaZe Clan co-owner Nordan Shat updated fans on his health. According to the tweet, he has been drug-free for five months now, following a massive controversy involving other members of the team. What happened to FaZe Rain? Controversies and dramas are a standard part of FaZe Clan’s history. While petty disputes slide into the…

Teacher who made Sanders’ mittens says they are no longer on hand

Winter shoppers smitten with the mittens that Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to President Joe Biden’s inauguration could be hard-pressed to get their paws into similar cozy gloves made by a Vermont school teacher. Jen Ellis, who teaches second grade at Westford Elementary School in the northern reaches of the Green Mountain State, gifted Sanders his brown-and-white mittens after she made them in 2016. But Ellis said Wednesday that she’s out of stock as she faced down a surge of interest generated by the liberal lawmaker’s much-memed inauguration outfit. “Thanks for…

Explainer: Who will get Covid-19 vaccines in Nigeria?

In a global search to end the Coronavirus pandemic, developing a safe and effective vaccine at prompt speed is only first step. Nigeria is among 12 countries in Africa that have indicated readiness, of the 92 qualified countries for the facility. Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc have released trial data showing their Covid-19 vaccines to be about 95 percent effective at preventing the illness, while AstraZeneca Plc week said its vaccine could be up to 90 percent effective. Its first shipment of vaccines doses is expected…

Riot addresses problems with chat and voice bans in Valorant

Valorant developers have finally addressed a growing outcry from players who don’t want to play competitive matches with other players who have been banned from chat and voice in-game. Senior producer Ian “Brighteyz” Fielding told the Valorant community that players with chat and voice restrictions would no longer be allowed to play ranked matches within the next two or three patches. Brighteyz said that developers were currently working on the tech behind the move, but that it’s just taking «a little bit longer than anticipated.» Still, the team remains committed…

Загадки Алтая!

Загадки Алтая! Алтай, страна белых гор и голубых прозрачных озер. По мнению многих людей которые побывали в горах Алтая — это настоящее место силы, где она рождается и пронизывает каждую травинку и каждый камень. Еще Николай Рерих писал об Алтае как о Шабмале, и действительно — многие люди по сей день ищут чудеса в этих горах, от Беловодья до Золота Колчака. Сегодня, мы расскажем вам несколько интересных вещей о Горном-Алтае. Смысл Турочакских писаниц. В 1975 году на отвесных скалах у левого берега реки Бии, в семи километрах от села Турочак,…