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Если это началось, то никаких границ у идиотизма уже не будет…

Какие-то недовольные граждане уже хотят заменить гимн страны.

by: Natasha Anderson

Posted:Updated:

UNITED STATES (WJW) — Some Americans are calling for a newnational anthemamid the nationwide trend of removing monuments, statues and other symbols that have ties to slavery.

Francis Scott Key wrote the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” on Sept. 14, 1814 when he saw the US flag flying over the fort at dawn’s early light,according to the Smithsonian Institute,

This poem later served as the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which became the official national anthem of the US in 1931.

However, citizens are now asking for a new national anthem because of Key’s ties to slavery.

The Smithsonian reports that Key was a slave owner and defended slave owners’ rights to own human property.

Achange.org petitionwas recently created to change the national anthem to “America the Beautiful.”

The petition alleges that not only did Key own slaves, but also that the song itself “contains racism, elitism and even sexism embedded in its third and fourth stanzas.”

Petition creators also argue the song is focused on victory and military strength and does not exemplify the American values of brotherhood, national unity and patriotism. They also cite references of inequality among men and women.

Those encouraging the change also argue that “America the Beautiful” is not only timeless but also “expresses and celebrates the highest of all ideals – i.e. brotherhood within our borders, deference to our natural resources. and indirectly alludes to the safeguarding and conservation of our air, water, and land. And in its later stanzas it also clarifies just laws, heroism and patriotism.”

Several twitter users have responded to the petition, some in opposition, others suggesting other patriotic songs that they believe could make for a good anthem.

The petition was created just days after protesters in San Francisco toppled a statue of Key during demonstrations against racial injustice.

The statue was one of three that were overturned in Golden Gate Park on Monday,Fox News reports.The others included a statue of Junípero Serra, an 18th-century missionary who was declared a saint in the Catholic Church and former President Ulysses S. Grant. Grant led his Union army to victory againstthe Confederacyduring the Civil War.

Protesters have torn down several statues of Confederates and other historical figures located across the country in response to the death ofGeorge Floyd,who died on Memorial Day in Minneapolis police custody.

President Donald Trumphaspromised executive action to protect monumentsin response to the protesters’ actions.  

“We are looking at long-term jail sentences for these vandals and these hoodlums and these anarchists and agitators,” Trump said.

The President also argued that “we should learn from the history,” stating, “if you don’t understand your history, you will go back to it again.”

The petition also comes after theUS Soccer Board of Directors voted to repealPolicy 604-1, which required players to stand during the national anthem.

The policy was put in place after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in solidarity with thepeaceful protest inspired by Colin Kaepernick, who was protesting police brutality, and the systematic oppression of Black people and people of color in America.

US soccer officials say “it has become clear that this policy was wrong and detracted from the important message of Black Lives Matter.”

Отсюда.

Без полиции — тяжко…

За прошедшие выходные дни вспышка насилия по всей стране. 

В Чикаго, 104 человека пострадали от огнестрельного оружия. 14 человек убито. Среди них 3-х летний ребенок и несколько подростков.

Ниже, кровавая хроника выходного дня.

Chicago police say that 14 people, including a 3-year-old boy and multiple teenagers, were killed and at least 90 others have been wounded in shootings across the city over the course of a violent and deadly weekend.

The fatal shootings of the weekend occurred as follows, according to police:

  • At approximately 9:52 p.m. Friday, a group was standing outside in the 4800 block of West Gladys in the Austin neighborhood when a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking three men. A 34-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 43-year-old man was shot in the lower back and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition. A 34-year-old man was shot in the foot and remains in stable condition at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
  • At around 10:24 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot multiple times inside his vehicle in the 4100 block of West Congress Parkway in the Garfield Park neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he later died, authorities said.
  • On Saturday evening, a 3-year-old was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side, police officials said. The shooting was reported at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. A 27-year-old man told police he was driving southbound on Central Avenue when an unknown occupant inside of a blue Honda fired shots, striking him and his 3-year-old male passenger.The young child sustained a gunshot wound to the back and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was pronounced dead.
  • Just over an hour later, also in Austin, a 27-year-old male was shot and killed at approximately 7:46 p.m. in the 200 block of North Central Avenue, police officials said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to West Suburban Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. A second male victim, 32 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and was said to be in good condition at the hospital.
  • At approximately 6:58 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of North Western Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, one man was shot and killed and another was injured following an argument with a group of individuals, police said. A 23-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and was pronounced dead on scene. The second victim, a 24-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and went to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
  • Two teens were fatally shot at around 5:10 p.m. on Saturday in an alley in the 7900 block of South Luella in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. The 17-year-old male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the back, chest and left hand, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced. The 16-year-old male victim also died at the hospital.
  • A 13-year-old girl was killed while inside a home in a shooting that left two other teens wounded in the Austin neighborhood Saturday evening, according to police. At around 8:36 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Leclaire, two male teenagers were sitting on a porch when police said one noticed a red laser pointed at him and heard multiple gunshots. The 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and the 15-year-old boy was shot in the lower back, officials said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. A 13-year-old girl who was inside the resident at the time was shot in the right side of her neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died early Sunday, authorities said.
  • In the 2600 block of West Potomac in West Town at approximately 12:04 a.m. Sunday, a group of men were in a verbal altercation with another group when someone began firing shots, police said. A 41-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout the body and pronounced dead at the scene. A 23-year-old man was shot in the left knee and hip as a 21-year-old man was shot in each leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A 34-year-old man was shot in the same scene in his legs and arms, then taken to Mount Sinai hospital where he has been released.
  • At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of North Troy, a man was shot and killed when an unknown suspect approached him and fired shots, police stated. The victim was taken to AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston where he was pronounced dead.
  • Two teenage boys were shot, one fatally, at around 12:18 a.m. Monday, according to police. The two were walking in an alley in the 4700 block of West Superior when someone inside a vehicle, possibly a gray sedan, opened fire. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg, chest and abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the ankle and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, officials said.
  • At around 4:26 a.m. Monday, a 41-year-old man was on the street in the 3800 block of West Harrison when an unknown assailant shot him in the face, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he died at around 5:21 a.m., officials said. A person of interest was taken into custody for questioning after being identified as the possible offender by individuals near the scene, according to police.
  • A 30-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of South Washtenaw at around 4:18 a.m. when someone in the alley opened fire. He was shot in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
  • At around 6:45 a.m., a 24-year-old man was dropped off at Mount Sinai by an unknown person, according to police. He had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper right chest and was pronounced dead, officials say.

Отсюда

Мэр Лос-Анжелеса решил что у его полиции денег более чем достаточно.

Вот так. Поскольку у них денег много, то он решил бюджет полиции города урезать на $150 000 000 долларов.

Интересно, будут ли благодарны налогоплательщики?

Коммендантский час в Нью-Йорке…

В Нью-Йорке коммендантский час продлили до конца недели…

Как минимум…

 

NYC’s 8 p.m. curfew will be extended for rest of the week: de Blasio

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he’s extending the Big Apple’s citywide 8 p.m. curfew, which kicks off Tuesday, through the rest of the week following a second night of the city descending into chaos thanks to throngs of looters and a largely unenforced 11 p.m. shutdown.

The new curfew will continue for the rest of the week from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press briefing as he acknowledged that riots and looting are likely to continue.

“We’re going to have a tough few days,” the mayor said, adding, “We will find a way through.”

Hizzoner said, “We’re going to ensure there are additional NYPD resources where they are needed.”

The curfew extension comes after the pandemonium unfolded overnight with hundreds of looters storming Manhattan and areas of The Bronx following demonstrations over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

On Monday, de Blasio announced an 11 p.m. curfew that was largely disregarded.

Link is here

The Curfew in Effect again

Вновь получил срочное сообщение на мобильник. Коммендантский час продлен.

Как минимум, еще на одни сутки.

Если судить по новостям на CNN, то на данный момент коммендантский час введен в 40 городов США.

Temporary Curfew Frequently Asked Questions

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A Wireless Emergency Alert went out today at 4 p.m. reminding our community about the curfew. Tell us about your experience with this Wireless Emergency Alert: .

Does the curfew apply throughout the entire City of Portland?  Yes.  All parts of the City are important and valued, and the safety of the whole City should be protected to the same degree by the curfew.

When does the curfew apply?  The curfew applies from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st.

Will there be additional curfews on other days?  Depending on how events unfold, there may be additional curfews announced.  The safety of our community is the highest priority for the City. 

How will the curfew be enforced?  The City asks all Portlanders to voluntarily adhere to the curfew to help protect the safety of our community.  The curfew is a tool to address the kind of behavior that caused fires, property damage, and personal injury in the City on Friday night, and not to intrude into people’s lives. 

I’m scheduled to work during the curfew.  Can I still travel to go to work? Can my employees still report to work during the curfew? Yes, people are allowed to travel to and from work during the curfew.

Are businesses required to close during the curfew?  The curfew does not require businesses to close, but it does mean that the public should not be travelling to and from businesses like restaurants or retailers during the curfew, so some business may choose to close during these hours.  

I use public transportation, or a ride-hailing app, for transportation.  Am I allowed to use those during the curfew?  Yes, you can use public transportation like TriMet, or a ride-hailing app like Lyft or Uber, to travel for any purpose allowed under the curfew.  These methods of transportation will continue to operate unless circumstances require them to be closed to protect public health and safety.

What if I need to go to the hospital during the curfew?  People are allowed to seek emergency medical care during the curfew.

My situation at home is not safe, and I may need to leave.  Can I leave during the curfew to avoid an unsafe living situation?  Yes, the curfew allows people to leave unsafe circumstances, which would include domestic violence, fire, criminal conduct, or any other unsafe circumstance.

I am experiencing homelessness and don’t have a place to go inside.  How does the curfew apply to me?  The curfew does not apply to those experiencing homelessness since they do not have another place to go.  The City asks those experiencing homelessness to help protect the safety of the community by voluntarily restricting their travel in public places during the curfew.    

Are there other exemptions from the curfew?  The curfew also does not apply to law enforcement, fire fighters, medical personnel, or members of the news media.

How is the City’s curfew different from the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order?  The City’s curfew is aimed at protecting public safety and reducing property damage and personal injury during a civil disturbance, while the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order is aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.  However, under both the curfew and Stay Home order, Portlanders should be remaining at home whenever possible, and the curfew only applies during the limited hours from 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1st, unless extended.

What are the penalties for violating the curfew?  Violation of the curfew is subject to a fine of not more than $500.00 and to potential violation of local, state, and federal law.

Отсюда.

“I can’t Breathe” In Portland

Это печально, но вчера Портланд тоже оказался на карте городов, в которых люди протестуют против насилия полицейских, по отношению к афро-американцам в США.

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted:  Updated: 

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thirteen people were initially arrested during a riot in downtown Portland that escalated quickly following a vigil over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and authorities said more arrests have been made and more are expected.

The riot lasted about 5 hours and police said included arson, riot and looting. Two police officers were slightly injured, one by a thrown incendiary device and the other was hit in the head with a rock.

Police said the rioters started multiple fires in the city and looters targeted banks, marijuna dispensaries, liquor stores, electronic stores and department stores in the downtown area.

The 13 people arrested range in age from 19-40 and face a variety of charges. They are listed here in alphabetical order with their charges:

Jason Arbaza, Riot, Theft, Interfering with Police Officer
Willie Anderson Brown, 29, Riot, Burglary, Theft, Possession of Methamphetamine, Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and a Warrrant
Joshua Feala, Riot, Burglary, Theft, Disorderly Conduct, Interfering with Police Officer
Jamal Hampton, 23, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Travis Hessel, 27, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Dayla Hester, 19, Burglary, Theft, Riot
William L. Isham, 32, Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct
David McDougald, 30, Warrants for DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment
Jason Mitchell, 40, Burglary, Theft, Riot
Alexis Parra-Castillo 25, Riot
Michelle Strong, 30, Burglary, Theft, Trespass
Latrae Robinson, 28, Riot, Theft, Burglary
Noah Wendrow, 20, Riot

PPB said others have been arrested but since 5 a.m. Their names are not yet available.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Отсюда.

Вот чего я точно не понимаю, почему все протесты превращаются в банальное мародерство. В уничтожение зданий, в разграбление всего и вся, до чего удается дотянуться и т.д. В нашем случае, к разграбленным объектам добавились точки, где продается марихуана. 

А чем не угодил Эрмитаж?

Странно, как-то..

Глава комитета Госдумы по международным делам Леонид Слуцкий в Twitter оценил санкции, которые были введены на Украине против ряда российских компаний и госучреждений, в том числе против Государственного музея Эрмитаж и Московского государственного университета имени Ломоносова.

Слуцкий заявил, что русофобия в стране оказалась «на грани бескультурья». Также он пожалел «братскую Украину». «Разрыв вековых культурных связей не сделает ее богаче или ближе к Европе», — подчеркнул депутат.

15 мая президент Украины Владимир Зеленский расширил санкции против российских организаций. В обновленный список попали, помимо Эрмитажа и МГУ, Государственный музей изобразительных искусств имени Пушкина, Всероссийская организация «Русское географическое общество», Институт археологии Российской академии наук, Институт истории материальной культуры РАН, Институт востоковедения РАН. Кроме того, под санкциями также оказались научные, культурные и образовательные организации, работающие в Крыму.

Полностью, здесь.

Одно из завоеваний Майдана…

Демократия на марше…

 

В сети распространилась фотография приказа Нацполиции Украины об обязательной переписи еврейского населения, что вызвало скандал. Ее заметили в RT и опубликовали в своем Telegram-канале.

Согласно датам на бумаге, она была отправлена от имени управления Национальной полиции по Ивано-Франковской области в адрес главы местной еврейской общины Якова Залицкера еще 11 февраля.

В письме говорится, что еврейская община города Коломыи обязана предоставить в ведомство полный список всех жителей данной национальности, в том числе студентов, их адреса и контакты. Это якобы необходимо в рамках борьбы с организованной преступностью. Согласно датам на бумаге, община отказалась выполнять приказ еще 18 февраля.

Фамилия руководителя Нацполиции, подписавшего приказ о проведении переписи, не видна на фото полностью. Как сообщило The Times of Israel, это Михаил Банк, начальник департамента стратегических расследований ведомства в Ивано-Франковской области. Издание отмечает, что опубликовал фото приказа директор Украинского еврейского комитета в Киеве Эдуард Долинский. Он назвал перепись «открытым антисемитизмом».

Официально ни в Нацполиции Украины, ни в других государственных структурах, уполномоченных отдавать приказы о проведении переписи населения, до сих пор не комментировали появление указанной бумаги в социальных сетях.

Ранее сообщалось, что Украина заняла второе место в рейтинге уровня антисемитских настроений в Европе. Согласно данным Антидиффамационной лиги, 72 процента украинцев согласились с тем, что евреи имеют слишком много власти, влияя на бизнес. При этом с 2016 года уровень антисемитизма на Украине значительно вырос.

Отсюда.

С очень большим сожалением…

Сегодня количество смертей с США перевалило за 80 000.

(CNN)The US coronavirus death toll passed 80,000, far and away the most reported deaths of any country in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

America marked that grim death toll Monday as almost every state, except for Connecticut and Massachusetts, have made plans to partially reopen some businesses.

In New York, where there have been more than 26,000 deaths, coronavirus infection and hospitalization rates are down to where they were nearly two months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. In the past day, 488 coronavirus patients were admitted to hospitals, similar to the state total from March 19, and 161 people died over the past day, near the same level of deaths as on March 26.

“In many ways, we’re on the other side of the mountain,” he said on Monday.

As such, Cuomo said parts of upstate New York will be able to begin a phased reopening on Friday when the state’s shutdown order expires. He has said that regions can reopen in phases if they hit seven specific criteria, including 14-day declines in hospitalizations and deaths, hospital bed availability, testing capacity and contact tracing. New York City has hit just four of the seven metrics to reopen.

New York has been the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak and has had more confirmed coronavirus deaths than all but a few countries.

At the peak of the state’s outbreak, more than 750 people died every day from April 7 to April 11, and the decline since then has been “painfully slow,” Cuomo said last week.

Cuomo emphasized that the reopening will be done “intelligently” and contrasted his reopening plan with that of other states that are reopening despite not hitting the CDC’s guidelines to do so.

Отсюда.

Governor Cuomo and Death in NYC…

Got it in my mail…

BIG MISTAKE: Governor Cuomo announces missing NYC coronavirus nursing home deaths

Governor Cuomo has been a hero throughout this coronavirus pandemic…now celebrities are vying to play him in the inevitable future movies about this pandemic. But this “hero” admitted to a HUGE mistake this week. Apparently, some COVID-19 deaths were miscounted in New York City. By how much? SEVENTEEN HUNDRED. That’s more deaths than TWENTY STATES COMBINED. And they were all deaths that occurred inside nursing homes, which Cuomo said himself are the homes to citizens MOST vulnerable to this virus. So, then, why didn’t he do more to protect them? Glenn and Stu dissect the completely ineffective directives used in New York to protect this vulnerable population.

Here

Новости одной строкой…

На CNN

More states loosen restrictions as Death Toll rises.

Перевод не нужен, правда?

О самом важном…

С Ленты новостей CNN.

Мэр Лас-Вегаса “грозится” открыть казино.

Через пару дней, после…

После своего выступления, он продержался пару дней…

(CNN)In any normal White House, in any normal week, the ouster of the President’s political and ideological guru would signal a major course correction.

Though Steve Bannon has been a force of disruption in President Donald Trump’s tumultuous seven months in power, the now former chief White House strategist is unlikely to take the chaos he has fomented with him after being forced out of the West Wing Friday.
That’s because the most disruptive, unpredictable, outrageous influence in the White House is going nowhere, and he just happens to be the man in charge.
“Trump is still President and he is an uncontrollable force, we have found out,” said David Gergen, an adviser to four presidents, Democrats and Republicans.
“A lot of the chaos and spewing of hatred comes from him himself, not just the people around him.”
Ever since jumping to the President’s campaign a year ago, Bannon has been portrayed as a political flamethrower and the personification of the “America First” economic nationalism and populism that Trump rode to the White House.

On one level, his exit is a victory for the generals Trump has gathered around him, including John Kelly, his new chief of staff, and H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who have battled to impose order and continuity on Trump’s governing process and foreign policy as pandemonium raged.
One administration was clearly not big enough for Kelly and Bannon.
And sources have told CNN that Trump had grown irritated with his chief strategist’s outsized media profile and reputation as the intellectual guardian of his political project.
Yet photos of Kelly, staring helplessly at his shoes Tuesday as Trump drew new equivalencies between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, told their own story.
Kelly may be able to impose order and to oust the most disruptive elements of Trump’s White House staff. But corralling the unruly President who resists discipline and control and who blurts out inflammatory statements and sets Twitter alight on a whim is another.
Bannon has often been seen as a link between Trump and the alt-right, nationalist sectors of his political base, that were particularly attracted to his rhetoric on immigration and tough line on Islamic terror during the campaign.

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Про все сразу….

На то, что в Америке происходит снос памятнков, смотрю сейчас с большим недоумением и непониманием.

Не думал никогда, что до этого дойдет в стране, пытающейся стать цивилизационным маяком для других стран.

Вот сейчас в Мемфисе дошла очередь до сноса памятника и даже могилы этого человека.

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Очень демократично, однако…

Я вот наблюдаю за всем этим и… перестаю понимать…

The UK government is planning to force tech companies to introduce “back doors” into their private messaging apps – effectively breaking encryption – it has emerged.

The measures, outlined in a draft document leaked to the Open Rights Group (ORG), would potentially enable the government to monitor citizen’s private internet communications on services like WhatsApp, iMessage and Telegram in “near real time”.

They represent an update to the Investigatory Powers Act of 2016, commonly known as the Snooper’s Charter, which gave the government broad powers to extend its surveillance capabilities.

If made law, tech companies could be required to hand over private communications, under warrant, within one working day. These would need to be provided “in an intelligible form” without “electronic protection”.

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Сумасшествие…

На мой взгляд, — это полное сумасшествие.

Сумасшествие властей.

ГААГА, 11 мая. /ТАСС/. Власти Нидерландов разрешили женщине, страдающей от посттравматического стрессового расстройства (ПТСР), добровольно уйти из жизни с помощью смертельной инъекции.

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Про неестественный отбор…

Смотрю вчера телевизор и вижу знакомое лицо.

Bree

Сначала я подумал, что мне показалось. Лицр было не только очень знакомым. Оно, ко всему прочему, было знакомым настолько, что мне показалось, я видел это лицо не только очень близко, но даже у себя в квартире.

Я не обознался.

Эта добрая девушка была кандидатом на позицию одной из наших помощниц, которые проживают постоянно и должны помогать нам 24/7. Она уже проработала почти месяц и должна была вселиться с Первого Мая.

Я с самого начала всем говорил, что, скорее всего, все что ее интересует, — это даже не работа, а квартира. Место проживания.

Пронесло…

Вчера ее повязала полиция и я даже не беру в кавычки слово “повязала”. Потому что ее не только повязали, но и уложили лицом на землю. При себе эта дама имела заряженное что-то, с 30-тью пулями в обойме.

Gang violence in Portland is continue to run ahead of last year’s record levels, despite an increased focus by the police to prevent it.

Around 20 people suspected of having been involved in gang related incidents have been arrested over the past two weeks on weapon and other charges. Thursday night, five people were arrested and four guns were seized at a gathering in Brentwood Park in Southeast Portland with known gang associates.

“Our focus is on harm reduction. It’s taking a toll of everyone, but we will continue to do it,” says Assistant Police Chief Kevin Modica.

But the stepped up efforts did not prevent the Gang Enforcement Team from accepting its 55th case of the year on April 19.

That’s 16 more than the 39 accepted at that time last year. By the end of 2015, GET had investigated 193 incidents of gang violence, 75 more than the record of 118 set in 2012.

The situation was discussed at the April 22 meeting of the Portland Peace Collaborative, a community forum where the most recent GET statistics were released. They included eight cases accepted for investigation over the past two week. Three people were wounded in two of them. In three others, three houses were shot at, all for the second time this year.

Some of those at the gathering expressed alarm that two of the people arrested in Brentwood Park were women. One, Brenea Sante Williams, 24, was carrying a loaded handgun with a 30-round magazine in her hand when police showed up. She was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Possession of Weapons in a Park.

“It’s very concerning that young women are engaging in this kind of behavior,” says forum co-chair Antoinette Edwards, director of the city Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

Edwards praised the police for their efforts to reduce gang violence and called on the community to report what they know about previous shootings.

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Инопланетяне среди нас…

Не инопланетяне, конечно же. Они тоже с планеты Земля, однако…

Как может мать, родившая и воспитавшая сына, с гордостью говорить на камеру, что она просто счастлива оттого, что ее сын, опоясав себя поясом, начиненным взрывчаткой, пошел и взорвал себя, вместе с большим количеством других, совершенно невинных людей?

Или, как может человек из “нашего” мира, совершить такое?

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Про долги…

Статья на Блумберге..

Russia and Ukraine are about to test the boundaries of sovereign-debt litigation in a dispute that could have far-reaching implications for government bailouts the world over.

The neighbors are vowing to fight each other in a London court over a $3 billion bond Vladimir Putin bought to reward his Ukrainian ally, Viktor Yanukovych, for rejecting closer trade ties with the European Union two years ago. That move fueled the protests in Kiev that led to Yanukovych’s ouster, Putin’s annexation of Crimea and an insurgency that’s killed 8,000 people.

Ukraine’s government, on life support from the International Monetary Fund, gave Russia until Thursday to agree to the same writedown and extension that Franklin Templeton, which manages the largest U.S. overseas bond fund, and other creditors accepted this month. Russia has refused to negotiate and is shopping for a law firm to file suit as soon as Ukraine makes good on its threat to default when the bond comes due Dec. 20.

“This issue will go to court, there’s no other way around it,” said Christopher Granville, a former U.K. diplomat in Moscow who runs Trusted Sources research group in London. “There’s no way Russia will remain under financial sanctions from the U.S. government and accept the same terms as Franklin Templeton.”

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И Голливуд в роли Оракула…

Не знаю, чем это можно объяснить, но то что происходит сейчас в реальной жизни очень сильно начало походить на сценарии написанные в Голливуде.

К примеру, в американском сериале “Legends”, который показывают на канале TNT, предыдущая серия закончилась на том, как молодые люди исповедующие ислам, едут из Праги во Францию, с намерением совершить там что-то нехорошее. С собой они берут оружие и взрывные устройства. Бывший агент ФБР, бросается за ними в погоню, пытаясь перехватить их на железнодорожном вокзале…

Не успевает. Серия заканчивается на том, что этот самый бывший агент садится в автомобиль с намерением предотвратить то самое “нехорошее” уже в Париже…

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