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[l] at 8/3/20 12:59pm
Mankind is "rehearsing" a biological war with the help of coronavirus. Has Russia rehearsed it perfectly? The world is rehearsing biological warfare Leonid Roshal, the Director of the Research Institute of Emergent Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology said in an interview with Forbes that the current crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic is a "rehearsal of biological warfare." "When I analyze the current state of affairs, I understand that this is a rehearsal of biological warfare," he said.

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[l] at 8/3/20 11:23am
Poland, like Germany, wants to become Europe's main natural gas hub, the stakes are very high, hence Warsaw's constant attacks on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project. The Polish Office for the Protection of Competition and Consumers (UOKiK) fined Gazprom $57 million for refusing to cooperate in the case on the legality of the procedure for creating the Nord Stream AG consortium, the official website of the agency said.It was also said that this obligation ensues from the European norms, on which the Polish law on consumer protection and competition is based.The Poles believe that the procedure for creating a consortium to finance the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was carried out without the necessary consent from the head of UOKiK. In this regard, the head of UOKiK brought charges against six companies: Russia's Gazprom, Engie Energy of Switzerland and four companies of the Netherlands: Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall.Sergei Pikin, the director of the Energy Development Fund, told Pravda.Ru that the decision was made because there was a risk of a decrease in transit through Poland, let alone political reasons.From the point of view of the expert, Gazprom will not provide any information so that the decision on new penalties would not be based on it. "Gazprom understood that decisions on tougher sanctions against Nord Stream-2 would be based on this information, so it did not provide this information. The regulator imposed the largest fine that can be applied if information is not provided," said Sergei Pikin.

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[l] at 8/3/20 10:15am
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has launched the process to terminate the double taxation agreement with the Republic of Cyprus. The agreement does not make it possible to increase taxes on dividends and interest for Russian residents to 15 percent. Russia also believes that proposals from Cyprus contribute to capital flight from the Russian Federation."To fulfill the instructions from the President of the Russian Federation on the taxation of income in the form of dividend and interest paid from the territory of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Cyprus at a rate of 15 percent, the Ministry of Finance of Russia, starting from August 3 of this year, launches the procedure for denouncing the agreement," the message posted on the website of the ministry said. The current agreement with Cyprus allows to reduce the rate on dividend payments to Cyprus to 5 or 10%, and interest on loans - to 0%. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation offered Cyprus to raise rates to 15% on both dividends and interest. However, Cyprus put forward its own proposals, which, according to the Ministry of Finance, "erode and make unattainable" the intended effect of supporting the national economy and social programs and will also contribute to the tax-free withdrawal of money from the territory of the Russian Federation. As a result, it was decided to withdraw from the agreement with Cyprus.Representatives of the Cypriot Ministry of Finance said that they have not yet received notifications from their Russian colleagues. According to the spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance of Cyprus, the termination of the agreement will not be either positive or beneficial for either of the two countries, while taxation will be regulated arbitrarily, showing negative influence on investor confidence. Cyprus initially proposed to extend the agreement, but Russia did not accept the proposal, Cypriot officials said. On March 25, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his address to the nation, proposed setting a tax for the withdrawal of dividends to offshores at a rate of 15%. The same percentage is charged from non-resident individuals in Russia. This money will be used to support the unemployed and families with children.To this end, the president instructed to amend agreements on the avoidance of double taxation with certain countries, starting with those, through which significant resources of Russian origin pass. During the period of the Russian-Cypriot agreement, many Russian companies have taken advantage of this jurisdiction. According to the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, more than 1.4 trillion rubles were withdrawn to Cyprus in 2018, and more than 1.9 trillion rubles - in 2019. As noted by Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Alexei Sazanov, after the denunciation of the agreement, holdings restructuring via Cyprus will become unprofitable, and it will be more profitable to return these organisations back to Russia.

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[l] at 8/3/20 3:28am
Preparing for the Covid New Reality There is one simple conclusion to be drawn from the Covid-19 crisis: the human being as a species is incapable of dealing adequately with a global pandemic Some of us had higher expectations of humankind this time around. I didn't. I have been covering pandemic events for decades. I covered SARS in 2002, Influenza A H1N1 in 2009, MERS since 2012, EVD in 2013-2016 and now this new one, Covid-19. Only the Influenza A ("Swine Flu") and Covid made it to global pandemic status, joining Hong Kong Flu (1968) and Asian Flu (1957) as global health crises which our grandparents will remember. In reporting the events after 2002, all I had to do was copy and paste large chunks of pieces I had written about SARS, basically because the policymakers followed the same guidelines: Advising "vigilance" and "reporting", not advising any travel or trade restrictions and watching the thing like a voyeur as it spread through the six pandemic stages until Voilà! We have a global pandemic, now who is going to make a mint out of the medication or vaccine?

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[l] at 7/31/20 11:09am
The Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation demanded the confiscation of property worth 121 million rubles from сustoms General Alexander Kizlyk. Gold bars, rare icons and luxury watches were found in his place of residence during a search operation. Prosecutors ащгтв a substantial difference between the general's income and expenses. His only earnings were his salary and teaching practice. The general's wife had not been working for a long time. In 2001-2019, the couple earned 34.7 million rubles, while the value of the discovered property reached 121 million rubles.During a search, law-enforcement officers found 89 million rubles in cash, two gold and one silver bars, jewelry, luxury watches and pens, as well as icons of historical value. The general did not explain the origin of the money and property.Investigation believes that Kizlyk helped to avoid criminal liability for those involved in currency smuggling activities. One of the episodes is connected with the wife of the Russian Ambassador to Kenya, Dmitry Maksimychev.The general's deputy was arrested as well. Two more defendants in the case are representatives of the customs at Moscow's Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports, Yuri Cherkashin and Konstantin Mishin.

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[l] at 7/31/20 10:47am
The Polish commission to re-investigate the crash of the Tu-154 airliner of Polish President Lech Kaczynski claims that the TNT, the explosion of which allegedly caused the crash, had been placed on board the  during its repairs in Russia.The Tu-154 plane crashed on April 10, 2010 while landing at the airport of Smolensk, Russia. There were 96 people on board: 88 passengers and eight crew members. They were flying to Russia to take part in memorial events in Katyn, where in 1940 thousands of Polish prisoners of war were killed. The crash left no survivors. In 2011, the Interstate Aviation Committee published the final report of the results of the technical investigation, according to which the primary cause of the crash was the decision of the crew not to leave for an alternate airfield. Deficiencies in flight support and crew training were named as secondary reasons that led to the tragedy that killed almost the entire Polish administration. The first Polish commission, led by former Interior Minister Jerzy Miller, came to similar conclusions. According to the conclusions of Miller's commission, the airliner crashed because it descended below the allowed minimum despite thick fog. The report also pointed out the "mistakes" of Russian dispatchers at the Smolensk airport. However, the Polish authorities did not agree either with the IAC report or the conclusions of the Miller Commission and decided to set up a second commission to continue the investigation. The new commission led by former Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macherewicz published an interim report Friday, July 31, summarising several years of its work. The report states that the plane crashed as a result of two explosions in the left wing and in the central part of the plane. The nature of the damage caused to the aircraft and the scattering of its debris, as well as the nature of the injuries sustained by the people on board, prove the explosions, the Wiadomosci publication said. Many bodies were ripped into pieces 74 percent of the bodies were completely or partially deprived of their clothes, as if they were exposed to a blast wave. As many as 47% of the bodies were badly burned. To crown it all, many of the victims had foreign objects in their bodies - fragments of aircraft covering, glass and even steel structures. According to the Polish version, the first explosion destroyed the left wing of the aircraft. Then a second bomb went off planted next to the so-called "general's compartment" in the central part of the liner. It was the second explosion that supposedly killed all the high-ranking passengers in this compartment of the airplane.Polish experts deny the version about the collision with the ground, having claimed that their extensive evidential base, including countless experiments and analyses contradict to such version.  The report also says that Russian investigators took steps to conceal the true causes of the plane crash.The Polish commission claims that the presence of traces of explosives on board - TNT, pentrite and RDX (hexogen) - was confirmed by experts of US and British laboratories where the analyses were carried out. It was noted that traces of explosives were found in the samples that were taken from parts of the aircraft that Russian technicians had replaced during the repairs of Tu-154 N 101 (Kaczynski's aircraft) and Tu-154 N 102 (another Polish-owned aircraft) in 2009. "In this case, a laboratory in Oregon (USA) revealed the presence of TNT. It should be noted that it was a part that no one had repaired before, except for repairmen, and traces of TNT were found inside it," the report from the Polish commission says.

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[l] at 7/31/20 4:52am
I have lived in America, the leading capitalist country, for forty years. I feel that the essence of capitalism is to maximize its profit. The only purpose of life for an individual is to make maximum money in minimum time, and to buy comforts and conveniences with that money. We can call this one-track mind or a linear or unilateral approach. Liberalism laid the foundation of the modern western capitalist society. The main thrust of liberalism was to finish the established values that, in the case of western capitalism, were the Christian values. Conservatism was supposed to preserve the Christian values. However, the Christian values are exactly opposite of the values promoted by capitalism. Conservatives are staunch supporters of capitalism. Therefore, their claim to promote the Christian values cannot be true. In the end, both the liberals and the conservatives opposed the established (Christian) values and served the interests of capitalism. When liberalism developed into neo liberalism and conservatism developed into neo conservatism, both came out openly in favor of capitalism. Both the liberals and the conservatives have supported imperialist wars of aggression. The conservatives have openly supported these wars. The liberals have been more deceptive. While some of them outwardly opposed these wars, yet they created conditions for these wars by supporting imposition of capitalist values on the other societies under the pretexts of democracy and human rights.

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[l] at 7/31/20 4:43am
Many young people consider joining the military as a career path, or at least as a temporary way to occupy their time as they figure out what to do with the rest of their life. It's not a good choice for everyone, but there are many different options available to those who want to move forward.  If you're considering joining the military in your country, you should know there are several benefits that could help you for years to come.  Future Career Options  First, you should know that joining the military will provide you with a wide range of different career options. If you like serving in the military and you want to advance into leadership positions, you can. If you want to change to a different branch (which is unusual, but often acceptable), you can. You can also continue serving for as long as you like, reaping the salary and benefits associated with the military job. 

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[l] at 7/31/20 3:01am
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kanni Wignaraja, Bambang Susantono As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear – a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The virtual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development recently convened governments and stakeholders across the globe to focus on the imperative to build back better while keeping an eye on the Global Goals. Asia was the first to be hit by COVID-19 and feel its devastating social and economic impacts. Efforts to respond to the pandemic have revealed how many people in our societies live precariously close to poverty and hunger, without access to essential services. Between 90 million and 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific may be pushed back into poverty, living on less than $3.20 a day. Many countries are taking bold actions to minimize the loss of life and economic costs, estimated in May by ADB at $1.7 trillion to $2.5 trillion in the region alone.

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[l] at 7/30/20 4:17am
Recently I penned an article for Pravda.Ru entitled COVID 19, Democracy and You. Since writing the article, I have watched further developments and am alarmed at the world-wide conspiracy of Corporations to allow only one narrative in the Public - their narrative. Several months ago, I recall Donald Trump [yes, the leader of the Free World] tweeted that Hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID 19. I also recall how he was made to retract this statement and was lampooned in the MSM for his comment. Donald Trump didn't build a Real Estate empire by being an imbecile.  What this incident does show, is the power struggle going on withing the US Administration as various Corporations struggle to retain power and control as they watch the swamp being drained. The Liberal Democratic loons have had too long to infiltrate the Administration of the US [and world, for that matter] and now can openly challenge the elected leader of the US.  Just shows how good democracy is! There are very serious financial interests operating in the world to bring about a major change to mankind. The most cursory look at recent history and more recent events can lead to no other explanation than the events are connected, staged and choreographed at a very high level.  Certain emissaries, the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates, are touring the world soliciting the support of Governments [actually corporations] for their vision of the New World Order.  Bill Gates is openly, publicly advocating what can only reasonably be explained as Euthanasia via Vaccine. Why does no one listen to what he is saying and refute it?  I really want to shake people - open your eyes!

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[l] at 7/30/20 4:17am
Recently I penned an article for Pravda.Ru entitled COVID 19, Democracy and You. Since writing the article, I have watched further developments and am alarmed at the world-wide conspiracy of Corporations to allow only one narrative in the Public - their narrative. Several months ago, I recall Donald Trump [yes, the leader of the Free World] tweeted that Hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID 19. I also recall how he was made to retract this statement and was lampooned in the MSM for his comment. Donald Trump didn't build a Real Estate empire by being an imbecile.  What this incident does show, is the power struggle going on withing the US Administration as various Corporations struggle to retain power and control as they watch the swamp being drained. The Liberal Democratic loons have had too long to infiltrate the Administration of the US [and world, for that matter] and now can openly challenge the elected leader of the US.  Just shows how good democracy is! There are very serious financial interests operating in the world to bring about a major change to mankind. The most cursory look at recent history and more recent events can lead to no other explanation than the events are connected, staged and choreographed at a very high level.  Certain emissaries, the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates, are touring the world soliciting the support of Governments [actually corporations] for their vision of the New World Order.  Bill Gates is openly, publicly advocating what can only reasonably be explained as Euthanasia via Vaccine. Why does no one listen to what he is saying and refute it?  I really want to shake people - open your eyes!

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[l] at 7/30/20 4:02am
Stress is a natural part of daily life, and in many cases, it's unavoidable. However, even when it's unavoidable, it can be properly managed with the right strategies.  Why stress management matters In its best form, stress is something we experience to prepare us for difficult situations. When stress hormones are released, they equip us with the alertness and energy we need to deal with difficult problems. However, excessive levels of stress and long-term stress can be extremely harmful for your health.  The short-term effects of stress can make you irritable and/or distracted, and may make it difficult to remain attentive or productive when you need to be. Long-term, stress can accumulate, eventually increasing your blood pressure, increasing your risk of heart disease, reducing the quality of your sleep, and producing a host of other negative health effects. 

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[l] at 7/29/20 1:00pm
Are Burevestnik missiles as dangerous as Russia describes them to be? What is the essence of the US foreign defense policy? Pravda.Ru editor-in-chief Inna Novikova asked these and other questions in an interview with military expert, editor of National Defense Magazine, Igor Korotchenko."The USA urged Russia to stop developing and implementing state-of-the-art nuclear-powered missiles. US President's special envoy for arms control Marshall Billingslea said at a hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russia's new weapons are extremely dangerous, so they should not exit. "That is nothing more than a flying Chernobyl," he said. What do you think Russia's reaction to such statements be? The Americans apparently believe that all of Russia's weapons are extremely dangerous, but the weapons developed in the United States are all safe. "It goes about calls for Russia to stop developing nuclear-powered cruise missiles of unlimited flight range. This is the Burevestnik missile along with the Poseidon self-propelled underwater vehicle, which delivers a massive nuclear warhead to the coast of the enemy. The Burevestnik is a cruise missile that cannot be detected by anti-missile defense systems. Its launch and flight go unnoticed for the enemy, while the unlimited flight range due to the presence of a nuclear power unit means that the missile can stay airborne for any amount of time. Most importantly, the launch line has been moved away from interception lines of enemy's air defense systems.""How dangerous will these missiles be for both outer space and airspace?""I suppose there's no danger, because these are weapons of retaliation. If, for example, Russia becomes a victim of aggression or if a nuclear missile strike is launched against Russia, we will use the Burevestnik missile for a retaliatory strike. Therefore, the reasoning about the danger that we heard from the US does not mean anything. Our answer will give absolutely no dynamics to the situation that will be developing if the United States launches a nuclear war.This is also a deterrent weapon."Russia says that we have such weapons in our arsenal thus nullifying USA's efforts to create air and missile defenses. Russia wants the Americans to understand that they will suffer a retaliatory strike no matter what, because the flight to targets and its destruction takes place within the radius of 360 degrees. No matter how the Americans try to organise an effective air defense system, they will fail inevitably. Russia expects that such weapon will not be used in practical terms, but if suddenly someone attacks Russia, retaliation will follow. A Burevestnik missile can carry a special ammo, a nuclear warhead with a capacity of nearly 150 kilotons. This is more than enough to strike even a highly protected target." Russia and USA: Partners or opponents? "How can the Americans urge the Russians not to work for our own security? We are not our own enemy, after all.""Clearly, today's Russia is completely different. Plus, we know very well what kind of "democracy" the Americans are carrying on board their military airplanes. Al these calls are nothing but propaganda, so one should not be nervous about them. Such statements are politically meaningless entail no consequences for us."The United States does not want to extend the START-3 treaty and put forward absolutely unacceptable conditions, such as, for example, China's participation in the talks. China's nuclear arsenal is too small in comparison with that of the USA, there is nothing to cut there. The Americans want us to take up restrictions voluntarily, but Russia is not going to do that. "We do not trust the United States, we know the true essence of the US foreign defense policy, so we will be developing arms systems that the Americans are afraid of."Russia will take an absolutely pragmatic position so that the United States becomes more attentive and transparent about the future of strategic nuclear weapons. If the Americans have questions about Burevestnik and Poseidon systems, let's talk about it, but after the START III treaty is extended. If the treaty ceases to exist, Russian strategic nuclear forces can only say hi the American establishment.""The Americans leave one treaty after another and try to relieve themselves from as many international obligations as possible. Therefore, it appears that the START III is not going to be signed in the foreseeable future.""You are absolutely right. Some Russian officials rose their glasses to celebrate the election of Donald Trump. As we can now understand, Trump is an adventurer, who acts in the spirit of Nikita Khrushchev. The basic agreements on strategic stability are falling apart. Under these conditions, Russia must keep its gunpowder dry."

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[l] at 7/29/20 12:15pm
State-run news agency of Belarus BelTA reported the details of the detention of "members of a foreign private military company" near Minsk, the capital of Belarus, and in the south of the country. The news agency separately specified that the arrested individuals were fighters of the Russian PMC Wagner. "According to sources in law enforcement agencies, information was received about the arrival of more than 200 militants in Belarus to destabilize the situation during the election campaign," the agency said, adding that every arrested Russian citizen had a small carry-on luggage and three "large heavy suitcases" for everyone. On the night of July 25, the group arrived in Minsk and checked into one of the hotels in the capital of Minsk. They were supposed to check out the same day, but left the hotel on July 27 and moved to one of the sanatoriums in the Minsk region.

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[l] at 7/29/20 9:40am
"Overall, the decline in U.S. warfighting advantages does not mean China can win a war that the United States is willing to fight. By 2025, a war could be a military standoff, with major weapon-platform losses on both sides, in addition to losses in cyberspace and space. Yet neither side would fare so much worse than the other that it would feel compelled to concede, raising the probability that a war would be both severe and long. Such a war could be decided by economic costs, domestic political effects, and international responses. Russia would be eager to help China make up for lost oil and gas supplies, though not for free. In addition, Russian arms could make up somewhat for Chinese military losses and expenditures (e.g., aircraft and air defense), though it would take time for them to be operationalized...As for other Chinese "allies," North Korea is even more unpredictable than Russia. Although North Korea no longer has the conventional military capability to invade and defeat South Korea, it could use missiles against South Korea or Japan; although Seoul would almost certainly not enter a war against China in any case, Tokyo's options would be complicated by North Korean belligerence. A conflict between China and the United States could disturb the greater Middle East by providing an opening for heightened violence from Islamist-extremist and anti-Israel groups (ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah). Middle East difficulties could place additional demands on U.S. naval and air forces at a moment when more of them are needed in the Western Pacific." RAND Corporation: War with China "Our adversaries are not just going to let us go to the fight uncontested; we're going to have to fight our way across the ocean or under the ocean or in the air." Former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller

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[l] at 7/29/20 8:16am
Fake news and reality: when lying is convenient for the powerful As already written in the past, one of the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic still spreading has been the birth of "verification committees" on the merits or not of the news concerning the pandemic virus: miraculous drugs and remedies, number of infected, sick, of dead, theories about the origin of the virus and so on. The risk is that if a social and political system, especially a democracy, feels the need for certification of the news by committees of experts, who are also certified, this system, this democracy, ends up silencing every possible voice of dissent, any possible opinion different from the current narrative. Why limit yourself to the virus when you can go much further?

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[l] at 7/28/20 1:09pm
The controversy about the resumption of Russia's participation in the summit of industrialized countries of the Group of Seven is not abating. Why is the European Union categorically opposed to the idea, while Russia does not name the real reason for this position of the EU? Trump proposed expanding the G7 Donald Trump, being the chairman of this years G7 summit, stated a while back that it would be reasonable to invite Vladimir Putin for the talks as a half of the issues that the G& is going to discuss is related to Russia. Trump invited not only Russia to the summit, but also Australia, South Korea and India to discuss China's responsibility for the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Australia and South Korea have already accepted the US invitation. European Union is against Russia in the G7 European allies of the United States did not support the idea. French officials said that they saw no prerequisites for Russia to return to the summit so that the G8 format comes back. On July 27, in an interview with the German newspaper Rheinische Post, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the reason for Russia's exclusion from the club was "the annexation of the Crimea and the invasion of eastern Ukraine."

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[l] at 7/28/20 10:13am
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko experienced coronavirus disease asymptomatically, on his feet. Lukashenko told about his experience on Tuesday, July 28, when he visited military unit 3214 of the Interior Ministry troops in Minsk. "I apologize for my voice. I have to speak a lot lately. Surprisingly, however, today you are meeting with a man who managed to survive coronavirus on his feet," Lukashenka said. According to him, he learned about it from doctors.

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[l] at 7/28/20 9:28am
Progress report from Trump's glorious fourth reich DISCLAIMER FROM THE AUTHOR Although this article is satirical in nature, it should not be taken lightly, because Donald J. Trump and his fellow fascists are working hard to make it a reality.

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[l] at 7/28/20 6:26am
Radical protests in US cities continue, very often taking the form of armed protests. The clashes with law-enforcers were most violent in Portland and Seattle, but there were also intense clashes in Los Angeles, New York and Oakland. Riots start spreading in Texas, where a protester was killed on Sunday.People mostly protest against Donald Trump's decision to involve the federal police in the suppression of the riots. A column of 2,500 African-Americans marched in Louisville, Kentucky, wearing hoods and wielding rifles. "We're not here to cause chaos. There have been rumors we're coming to hunt people down. Again we are simply exercising our constitutional rights to assemble and bear arms," NFAC (Not F ** king Around Coalition) founder John Fitzgerald Johnson said in an interview with 6WBRC. Another column of armed people - white Americans - marched along another street of the same city. They did not break the law either,  because the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads:"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."Historically, it was assumed that it is the appetites of the federal government that should be limited.

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[l] at 7/24/20 9:27am
America:  The rise of the Fourth Reich Ever since Donald J. Trump decided to run for president, I have been endeavoring to warn about the threat this monster poses not just to American democracy, but to the very survival of the world.  In articles like America's Descent Into Fascism (November 14, 2016); Six Reasons Donald J. Trump is the Anti-Christ (January 8, 2020); Trump: American Terrorist (June 2, 2020); America's Choice: Freedom or Fascism (June 6, 2020), and numerous others, I was hoping Americans would see and recognize the unmitigated evil they were unleashing, and the danger they placed their nation in by giving power to a mendacious, racist, megalomaniacal, deranged sociopath. Today, Americans no longer have the choice between freedom and fascism.  Fascism has won.  It won because some equally sociopathic people believed they could reap social, financial, and/or political rewards by indulging Trump.  Others thought they could appease him, like the corrupt and cowardly Republican Senators who had the opportunity to remove him from office, but instead quixotically thought Trump would "learn" from his impeachment and behave himself. 

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