О службе в армии!?

О службе в армии!? В России всегда культивировались любовь к родине и патриотизм. С малых лет многие мальчишки вдохновлялись историями о ратных подвигах и о войне, будь то Отечественная война 1812 г. или Великая Отечественная война 1941 — 1945 гг. На этой почве многие молодые люди рвутся после школы успеть «послужить Отечеству», с презрением относясь к отказникам и «откосившим». Однако, испытав на собственной шкуре всю подноготную армии рыночной России, большинство из них разочаровывается, не желая в будущем иметь с этой армией ничего общего. Некоторые, напротив, идут служить для обретения профессии,…

Можно ли построить коммунизм?

Можно ли построить коммунизм, не понимая, что такое счастье? Чем в меньшей степени вы постигли сущность счастья, тем выше вероятность, что в ваш дом придет несчастье. Конфуций Вот уже двадцать первый век христолюбивая часть человечества с каким-то странным умилением ждет… конца света, страшного суда, чистилища, а потому относится к жизни на Земле, как цыган к вокзалу, от которого он вот-вот отбудет навсегда и… обязательно в рай. Как сообщил еженедельник АиФ в одном из своих августовских номеров, даже бывших американских президентов в последнее время больше всего заботит уже не жизнь, а…

Почему идея равенства людей не получила всеобщего признания?

Почему идея равенства людей до сих пор не получила всеобщего признания? Прежде всего, потому, что идея равенства для усвоения требует развитой логики. Аналогично тому, как компьютеры первых поколений не пригодны для «чтения» DVD-дисков, идея равенства не может быть «прочитана» сознанием подростка. Идея равенства так же абсолютна по степени своей логической зрелости, как, например, идея бесконечности материи, пространства и времени в философии марксизма. В курсе школьной алгебры всё сравнительно просто: А = А. Т.е. равное – равно, а неравное – не равно. Поэтому её и преподают доверчивым детям в школе. В…

Рудой и… репрессии!?

Рудой и… репрессии!? Рудой выдает своим зрителям такую порцию измышлений: «Либералы и националисты любят посокрушаться по поводу „сталинских“ репрессий, хотя террор касался, в первую очередь, рядов самой партии. Борьба между различными неформальными группировками привела, фактически, к физическому уничтожению значительной части старых кадров». Понятно, да? Т.е. Рудой хочет нам сказать, что большевики во внутрипартийной борьбе так раскочегарились, что начали попросту «мочить» друг друга, да так сильно увлеклись, что расколотили «значительную часть» старых кадров! В качестве иллюстрации приводится первый состав СНК, где из 15 наркомов 8 было расстреляно; между прочим, излюбленный пример…

Для чего слуги тьмы разрушают русский язык?

Для чего слуги тьмы разрушают русский язык? Почему слуги тьмы продолжают попытки очередных реформ русского языка?    Для чего нам навязывают иностранные термины и понятия?   С какой целью нас лишили образности древнерусской буквицы?  Все эти вопросы рассматривает в своей книге “Сияние Высших Богов и крамешники” российский путешественник, биолог, антрополог Г.Сидоров.    Вот как он описывает в ней свой диалог с сибирским страцем-отшельником, посвященный этой теме: “— Шесть тысяч лет назад сложилась общность выходцев с нашей погибшей прародины.  Этих людей в академических научных кругах называют индоевропейцами.  Мы же их кличем бореалами…

US orders deeper testing after engine scare on Boeing plane

New York (AFP) – The US aviation regulator on Tuesday ordered a deeper inspection of the engines similar to the ones on a Boeing 777 aircraft that suffered a spectacular failure over Denver days earlier. The incident, in which a Pratt & Whitney engine burst into flames and scattered debris over a Denver suburb shortly after takeoff for Honolulu, led to scores of Boeing 777s being grounded worldwide over safety concerns.  “US operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines (must) inspect these engines before further flight,”…

Tiger’s legendary golf career in jeopardy after car crash

WASHINGTON: The amazing golf career of Tiger Woods, from two-year-old prodigy to his epic comeback 2019 Masters victory, was in jeopardy on Tuesday after injuries suffered in a serious solo car crash. The 45-year-old American, among the world’s most famous athletes for the past quarter-century, underwent surgery for multiple leg injuries following the early morning wreck near Los Angeles. It could mean the end of a groundbreaking career that has seen Woods win 15 major titles, three shy of the all-time record set by Jack Nicklaus, and 82 US PGA…

N.J. troopers rescue unresponsive boy trapped in frigid marsh

A trio of New Jersey State Police troopers rescued a 14-year-old boy who was trapped in waist-deep water at a Salem County marsh and showing symptoms of hypothermia, the agency said Tuesday. The rescue unfolded Sunday around 11:30 p.m. when State Police Sgt. Carl Scowcroft, Trooper Matthew Hess and Trooper Thomas Rheault found the boy stuck in the frigid water near Sawmill Road in Alloway Township after the teen ran away from home, according to police. “When troopers arrived to the area, they entered the water and discovered the trapped…

Authorities Investigate Discovery of Two Bodies in Boonton Pond

BOONTON — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones announce an active investigation is underway following the discovery of two bodies in a pond on February 23, 2021. On February 23, 2021, at approximately 5:39 p.m., law enforcement was dispatched to the Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton on a report of an unattended child. While searching the area, law enforcement located the bodies of…

Authorities Investigate Discovery of Two Bodies in Boonton Pond

BOONTON — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones announce an active investigation is underway following the discovery of two bodies in a pond on February 23, 2021. On February 23, 2021, at approximately 5:39 p.m., law enforcement was dispatched tothe Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton on a report of an unattended child. While searching the area, law enforcement located the bodies of a…

Biden, Trudeau pledge to counter China, climate change, in warm first ‘meeting’

By Alexandra Alper and David Ljunggren WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought on Tuesday to turn the page on the Trump era, stressing the countries’ deep ties and pledging to work together to counteract Chinese influence and address climate change. “The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend than Canada,” Biden told Trudeau via an electronic video link with the Canadian leader and top aides. “That’s why you were my first call as president (and) my first bilateral meeting,” he…

Mon Tulfo admits getting inoculated with smuggled Sinopharm shots, eyes local distributorship

(Philstar.com) – February 24, 2021 – 9:59am MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s special envoy to China Mon Tulfo nonchalantly admitted that he received smuggled Sinopharm shots last year along with other government officials. He insisted there is nothing improper with the chief executive asking samples of the unregistered vaccine. In an interview with “The Chiefs” on One News Tuesday, Tulfo said others who were inoculated with the smuggled vaccines were “Cabinet-level” officials and a senator whose names he withheld. He said some members of the Presidential Security Group were…

Golf great Tiger Woods suffers serious leg injuries in car wreck

By Rory Carroll and Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Golfing champion Tiger Woods was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday with severe leg injuries suffered when his car swerved off a road and rolled down a steep hillside, requiring rescue crews to pry him from the wreckage, authorities said. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told a news conference hours later, adding that Woods was conscious and “able to communicate” when rescue personnel arrived. The sheriff said there was no evidence…

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

(Reuters) – Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as Indonesia sought to build momentum behind a diplomatic push involving other Southeast Asian countries to steer a path out of the crisis. This week saw huge rallies on Monday and a general strike to denounce the military’s Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, despite a warning from authorities that confrontation could get people killed. On Tuesday, gatherings were smaller overall, but a multi-ethnic rally was planned on…

Another top Amazon executive to leave company

Just weeks after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that he will step down as CEO by autumn, another top Amazon executive has bowed out of the company. Jeff Blackburn, former senior vice president of business and corporate development, who has been on a sabbatical since early 2020, announced his formal resignation from Amazon in an internal memo Tuesday. In his 22 years at Amazon, Blackburn rose to become a top deputy to Bezos. Before he left on sabbatical, Blackburn — or “jblack,” as he’s known around the company — was…

Tobias Harris helps Sixers beat Raptors, 109-102, while Joel Embiid is held to 3 made field goals

TAMPA, Fla. — Tobias Harris finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks to lead the 76ers to a 109-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena. Furkan Kokmaz added 19 points, while Joel Embiid had 18 points and 12 rebounds on a night he made just 3 of 13 field goal attempts and committed six turnovers. Ben Simmons, who was named an All-Star reserve earlier in the day, added 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Sixers improved to…

Nets beat Kings for seventh straight win, giving fans at Barclays Center something to cheer about

The streak has extended to seven. In their first game of the season with fans at Barclays Center, and on the same day James Harden was announced an All-Star reserve, the Nets did not disappoint. Instead, they electrified, scoring 42 points in the first quarter on their way to a 127-118 win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. It was their second victory over the Kings during the winning streak. With fans in the arena, players moved the ball, made shots, smiled and giggled through a first quarter in…

Fans return to Madison Square Garden but Knicks fall to Warriors, 114-106

NEW YORK — The fans returned to see something more familiar: a Knicks loss. Steph Curry dropped 37 points in front of the sparse Madison Square Garden crowd, while RJ Barrett continued his funk as the Knicks fell to the Warriors on Tuesday, 114-106. The Knicks (15-17), who snapped a two-game winning streak, kept it close throughout and tied the score with about four minutes remaining. But the Knicks’ offense went into the freezer, and Curry’s and-1 runner gave Golden State a five-point edge with 1:22 left, proving to be…

Jury orders Alaska Airlines to pay $3.2 million to family of woman who died after falling down airport escalator

Alaska Airlines was ordered this week to pay $3.2 million to the family of a 75-year-old woman who died after falling down an escalator in an electric wheelchair at Portland International Airport in 2017. The family of the woman, Bernice Kekona, alleged that Alaska failed to ensure she received the gate-to-gate escort the family requested multiple times. After a trial in King County, Wash., Superior Court this month, a jury found Alaska violated the Air Carrier Access Act, which requires airlines to provide certain assistance for passengers with disabilities, including…

Listless offense continues to haunt Red Wings in 2-0 loss to Nashville

DETROIT — Take two hockey teams who’ve had a season-long struggle to win games or score goals and what do you have? A game such as Tuesday’s Red Wings’ game against Nashville, a 2-0 Predators victory that will not be on many highlight shows for its dazzling offense. Nashville scored two power play goals in the third period, snapping a 0-0 tie, and sending the Predators to a much-needed win (8-10-0). Nashville’s Filip Forsberg scored a power play goal, his ninth goal, at 4:36 into the third period — it…

When seas turn rough, gleaning keeps the fish on the table for some communities

Communities living close to hard-bottomed shallow shores are more likely to hand-catch marine animals during seasons when other types of fishing often aren’t possible, a new study shows. The findings suggest that worsening sea conditions due to climate change will increase the importance of this type of harvest, known as coastal gleaning. Fishing communities that collect edible marine organisms in shallow areas at low tide are dependent on the interaction between season and shallow habitat as wave attenuation and water clarity are key for gleaning, says the paper published Jan.…

Mega Millions lottery: Did you win Tuesday’s $22 million Mega Millions drawing? Results, winning numbers (2/23/2021)

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s lottery drawing has climbed to $22 million with a cash option of $15.6 million. The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and televised on WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. No one across the country hit Friday’s $20 million drawing. There were also no second-prize, $1 million tickets sold. In New Jersey, one of the 11 tickets that matched four numbers was purchased with the Megaplier option for an extra $1 and is worth $2,000. The other 10 are…

Oshkosh Defense to build next-generation U.S. Postal delivery vehicles

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) said on Tuesday it will award a multibillion-dollar, 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of postal delivery vehicles. Under the initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense, a unit of Oshkosh Corp, will finalize the production design, testing and vehicle tooling necessary prior to vehicle production. The per-vehicle price was not disclosed. The contract, which could be worth more than $6 billion in total, allows for delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 of the vehicles over…

Villanova controls its rematch against St. John’s from the outset, rolls to 81-58 victory

The questions for Villanova going into Tuesday night’s rematch with St. John’s was whether the Wildcats would be more aggressive against the Red Storm’s press, and whether they would match the physicality that the visitors delivered against them nearly three weeks ago. The eighth-ranked Cats passed the test on both accounts, operating their offense more smoothly and hounding the Red Storm into a horrible shooting night in an 81-58 victory at Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats (15-3, 10-2 Big East) never trailed in the game. They led by 20 points late…

TCU basketball struggles once again against a ranked team as West Virginia pulls away

TCU coach Jamie Dixon had a simple game plan for his team going into Tuesday’s game against No. 10 West Virginia. “There’s no way to win unless you outrebound them,” Dixon said. Easier said than done. West Virginia won the battle on the boards and pulled away for a 74-66 victory over TCU at Schollmaier Arena. WVU had the rebounding edge 38-30, and also went to the free-throw line almost twice as many times as TCU (19 of 33 for WVU compared to 10 of 17 for TCU). “We need…

История самой знаменитой речи Геббельса (аудио)!?

“Оговорочка по Фрейду”: история самой знаменитой речи Геббельса (аудио)!? 18 февраля 1943 года главный пропагандист Третьего рейха произнес одну из самых знаковых речей нацистского режима, призвав весь немецкий народ к “тотальной войне”. Она стала первым предвестником грядущего поражения нацистской Германии, а также классическим примером того, как технично умели нацисты переворачивать факты с ног на голову, исподволь формируя “параллельную” реальность для своих подданных . Но запомнилось это выступление не только яркими риторическими приемами рейхсминистра пропаганды, но и его непроизвольной оговорочкой, которая, к счастью, сохранилась на аудио… Выступление Геббельса во Дворце Спорта…

Как Сталин смог забрать всю власть в свои руки?

Как Сталин смог забрать всю власть в свои руки? Сталин был одним из многих, кто претендовал на власть после Ленина. Как случилось так, что молодой революционер из грузинского городка Гори стал в итоге тем, кого стали называть «отец народов»? К этому привел ряд факторов. Боевая молодость Ленин говорил про Сталина: «Этот повар будет готовить только острые кушанья». Сталин был одним из самых старых большевиков, у него была по-настоящему боевая биография. Он неоднократно был в ссылках, принимал участие в Гражданской войне, в обороне Царицына. В годы своей молодости Сталин не брезговал экспроприациями. На съезде 1907 года…

Война и мир алтайского академика Геннадия Саковича!

Война и мир алтайского академика Геннадия Саковича! В очередном выпуске рубрики «Важная бумага» интервью издателя altapress.ru Максима Герасимюка с академиком Геннадием Саковичем. Этому материалу почти 20 лет. Но дух той беседы, заданный именно секретным бийским ученым, историческая ретроспектива и взгляд в будущее, позволяют и сегодня оценить масштаб личности Геннадия Викторовича. Интервью получилось очень честным и личным. Геннадий Сакович. Олег Богданов От автора Весной 2001 года я по телефону договорился о встрече с самым заслуженным и уважаемым академиком в крае Геннадием Викторовичем Саковичем. Думал, что сделать это будет сложно, все-таки ученый — личность историческая. График расписан по минутам. Оказалось — очень легко. Геннадий Викторович сам снял трубку, выслушал мое сбивчивое предложение («интервью к вашему 70-летию») и сказал…