Monday, October 29, 2012

Around Russia, 2nd Half Oct 2012: Bad, the Good, the Silly

Around Russia, 2nd Half Oct 2012: Bad, the Good, the Silly
A lot of things have been happening in Russia over the past several weeks.
The Bad:
After a rash of major drunk driving incidents, in Moscow, that have left a dozen dead and score injured, the Duma is pushing through very tough new laws that will raise fines by a factor of 100. While this is excellent news, the continuation of a zero alcohol tolerance is foolish. The United Russia party, though with internal divisions, which were suppressed, has forged ahead with keeping this minimum. They were joined by LDPR on this stance. This stance only creates new avenues for the endless corruption we deal with from the ever hated, and basically worthless GAISHNIKI (traffic police). The zero tolerance policy means that people who naturally have a tiny level of alcohol in their system due to natural digestive processes, people who have drank kvas (a type of near beer, carbonated bread drink that is very popular but still has .5% alcohol) or kifir or yogurts, can and are caught under this policy. Furthermore, because the policy does not differentiate between levels of intoxication: trace amounts or to drunk to get out of the car and treats all as equally guilty, this gives the Gaishnik an avenue to demand bribes.
Let me be clear on this: Gaishniki are 100% corrupt. There is no such thing as an honest one. Partly this stems from corrupt chiefs who demand a certain amount of "revenue" be passed to their own pockets on a daily basis, while they themselves drain the budgets of every kopek. Partly from their own corrupt natures and that the law allows them to exploit loop holes or positions of power. When you can charge someone who drank yogurt with a drunk driving offense and in lieu of the person loosing his license, demand 3000+ rubles in bribes, you will be a rich bastard. Now that the penalties are going up so much, the ability to "earn" off of the population will only grow. That this in turn feeds public rage and hatred, seems to be lost on the Edinaya Rossiya deputies as a whole. My suggestion to the Gaishniks is to start carrying credit card readers to they can at least provide some easier service to the people they are fleecing on a daily basis. Maybe public anger will be a bit less.
But what is even worse, is the Satanic power behind some of these Gaishniks, who in their greed and hatred of good people, have setup check points near churches to stop and arrest/demand bribes from church goers who have taken communion of the Lord's Supper and have thus had a table spoon of wine....more than enough to be charged under this disgraceful standard.
On more positive news, the Good.
The Cultural Ministry, as part of a general growing awareness of just how much Russia looses in potential tourism revenue, is preparing a new law, to submit to the Duma, that will allow foreigners 72 hours of stay, without need for a visa or registration. So far, it will be limited to 3 arrival cities: Moscow, St.Petersburg and Kazan (why Kazan and not Kaliningrad or Vladivastok or Ekaterinburg, God only knows). This will first and foremost affect transitional tourists, who will now be able to spend that one extra day and some cash. Of course this is a tiny step in the right direction. Why stop at three days? You want the big tourist bucks (Russia ranks 4th in sights to see and 94th in tourism), either remove the limit totally or do as the Turks, and sell on the spot visas for $20. This will also allow you to fire some 10-20 thousand government workers who really do little but process pointless paperwork costing the state most of what it earns off of visas. If its a matter of controlling who enters, well, this law removes the pretense of control, not that one would guess we have control from all the illegals running around in every city, town and village.
Of course this is a step in the right direction and once taken, others will follow of their own accord.
Our extreme high-speed rail lines are coming online faster than expected. The Moscow-Tver line will carry passengers from city center to city center in 30 minutes time, a distance of about 250km (140 miles for my standard centric readers). Since previously there was only two options: drive by car or light electric train, either way a several hour jaunt. This should cut down traffic coming in and out of the cities. Even the present high speed rail takes one hour. Moscow-Tver is the first leg of the Moscow-St.Petersburg line. The super high-speed trains, running up to 500km/hr require their own rail lines, thus are an additional project, while the Sapsan high speed, running at 250km/hr, run on existing lines. An additional project is being laid out from Moscow to Ekaterinburg, 1,600km, that will also go through cities such as Vladimir, Kazan and Perm, along the way and will cover the distance in some 5,5 hours, as opposed to 2,5 by air (not counting the additional 2hrs airport departure and 30 minute airport arrival times, plus the 2-3 hour commute into Moscow from any of the airports.), 2 days by regular rail or 1.5 days by auto.  
A new movement, a new awakening of the Orthodox faithful is taking place in Russia: Soboryane. Starting in Stavrapolsk region, a heartland of Orthodoxy that has found itself in conflict with newly arrived Islamic immigrants, spreading throughout Russia and now into Ukraine and Belarus. The movement includes posters and billboards of famous Orthodox faithful and their slogans. Such people included are  film director Nikita Mikhalkov,  Eurovision stars Buranovskiye Babushki, 19th century writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Yury Gararin, who stated: “If you haven’t met God on earth, you won’t find him in space.” A surprise addition is US actor and director Tom Hanks, who upon marriage to his wife Rita Wilson, converted to Orthodoxy in 1988.
Russian, by the way, is now the third main language on Earth, with over 500 million speakers, thus, 1/5 living outside the former Soviet Union. It moved up this year in ranking from 4th place and is behind English and Chinese.
The Silly,
In the halls of really bad ideas, Duma senator Tatyana Zabolotnaya Federation Council's Social Policy Committee, has demanded that children's bikes should be state registered. This nut job believes that putting children through the bureaucratic machine will teach them to obey the law. More to the point of hate idiotic laws and idiots who make them. Of course if her aim is a make work program, than sure, why not, as if we need another 10 or 20 thousand bureaucrats feeding off of the body politic. I hope this is not what most politicians actually believe to be "bright ideas to lead us forward", unless they are of course taking the US/EU model to heart.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Global Swinespiracy or How the Pig Made Modern Civilization Possible

The words that you will read in this report, to some at least, will be shocking, to other wondrous. This is a short story on how one animal has contributed to making modern civilization possible in more ways than you can imagine.

There are no facets of our lives that the pig does not touch and for those to whom this is an unclean animal, such as Muslims and to a lesser extent Jews, or who do not believe in using animal products, such as vegans, my only advice is: go find an island or a cave, because if you live anywhere in the modern world, you are, on a daily and constant basis, in contact with some element, that is, some part of a pig.

In all, there are 183 different types of products made from the swine and those do not count the direct delicious ones: pork chops, ribs, bacon, ham and so on. Indeed, even the beef you eat, unless you are buying prime grade or are actively watching the butcher do his job, may have pig blood in it. A product made from pig blood, known as meat glue, is actively used by many companies to glue together some left over bits of beef into larger chunks and than to resell them as a lower grade of steak. Yup, there goes the beef industry.

However, the penetration of pig goes much much further than that. Do you shower? Wash your hair? Conduct basic hygiene? Chances are, you've encountered porky and no he was not watching you through the window. Pork fats are often used in the production of shampoos, soap, creams. They are also used in the production of sweets, chewy candies and puddings of all sorts and flavors.

While we are at it, on food, processed elements of pig skin go into protein bars (the non-meat variety), chewy candies (yup again), chewing gum and those breath mints everyone loves so their breath does not stink of eaten meat. Gelatin from swine is used in yogurts (so much for healthy non-meat eating), souffles, tarramisu, icecream, cakes and so on. Gelatin is even used in the filtration of beer, wine and many fruit juices. So even if your religion forbids alcohol, might as well give up fruit juices.

But we are not done yet, not even with the food part. Processed pig hair has enzymes that are used in the production of wheat products. Other substitutes are chicken feathers and human hair, but the pig hair is much cheaper. It makes the doe softer and easier to work. Pig internals are the primary ingredient in many cat and dog foods.

The list goes on and on, from crayons, to binder in pills and tablets, to transplant tissues to laundry detergents.

Pig even goes into your infrastructure. Pig bones are boiled down and the foam is used for the production of porous concrete for road construction. Boiled pig bones are also used in the production of matches to keep the sulfur match head attached to the match. Its also used as a binder for books and as a key ingredient in thick black paint. Gelatin from bone are also used in the production of copier paper, foto film, and medicines. Porcelain and automobile brake disks also use swine bone ash. as well as train brakes.

Worst of all, for some, its used in bullet production, particularly the powder. Hmm, that could put a crimp in any religious war whose followers can not use or touch or abide by pig, when every bullet they handle is a sin.

But have a cigarette and relax about it....oops, except pig blood is used in the production of cigarette filters. There goes the lungs.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Final Sign That War Is Inevitable?

A Final Sign That War Is Inevitable?
As far as predicator for bad behavior, that is, warmonger, mass murder, massive collateral damage, the Nobel Peace Prize has become an indisputable beacon.
Last week it was given to the European Union, a first in that this was no longer an individual, even if he, like Obama, represents a government, but a government itself. In other words, a faceless mass of mediocrity and greed. As governments go, the European Union is evolving and evolving at a very fast pace. The only problem is into what it is evolving. This is a nascent police state, ruled by faceless, soulless parasitic bureaucrats and other non-elected and non-answerable tag alongs. The key problem here is that what we are witnessing is an unprecedented power grab on the basis of a monetary tragedy of predictable proportions that has been turned into an economic disaster zone.
All of course created just for this purpose. Consider: the EU, through its Eurozone, flooded member states with cash and encouraged even more spending on infrastructure and luxurious but absolutely unsustainable life styles for its citizens, while looking the other, even if unofficially, at gross deficit spending. This was pushed forward, knowingly, till the inevitable collapse of confidence in the individual debt of each member state. Normally this is quite simple, though maybe painful, to work out: default. Iceland did it and in two years it turned itself around. Or mass inflation through mass printing of cash and thus, default, just a bit delayed. However, the Euro member states do not have either of these options, as they do not control their monetary policies, which are controlled by mega connected and mega rich individuals in Brussels. 
The solution? The only solution pushed forth by various factions in Germany, Belgium and France? Extreme austerity. Of course, a people used to living high on the hog and with a minimum knowledge of economics and the where abouts to understand where this artificial wealth is coming from and that it is not sustainable, is now in protest, when told, not asked, to give up everything they earned and "earned" over the past 30 years. Thus the crisis is created, allowed to bloom and the masses are squeezed to scream, beg, and plead for, one centralized financial and thus complete political mega structure and the grabbing, the out right theft, of all European sovereignty to the same group of Germanics who initiated WW2 and than Hitler's New European Order, an order that was backed by the grandfathers and fathers and in some cases by the very men, who still sit in many of the halls of power of Western Europe. Somewhere in the pits of the infernal damnation, Hitler has a big smile on his face.
Should any of this be a surprise, considering the process of the European Union Constitution. Not only is the document over 300 pages of legalize, the average constitution is 10-30 pages in length, but it was passed in stealth. That is, on the first try, in every nation where direct referendums were held, it failed and thus had to be passed over several tries by excluding the voice of the people and moving  only parliamentary votes and those even often had to be patted with wads of fiat Euro bills.
Of course there are factions, like the nationalistic New Dawn, of Greece, who want out and many people do line up behind them. To this end, the Noblesse Eurocrats will not allow this to happen, it will be war. First will be a civil war and a further tightening of the screws and then, eventually, they will, as always, look east, east at us, Russia. All the reasons, even the racism, of Hitler, still exist and flourish in the halls of power in Europe and the voice of the Christian Church in Europe has never been so quiet or so ignored as it is now. So war it shall be.
As for the Nobel Peace Prize, lets look at some of the other recent winners. There was Obama, who never met an Islamic Revolution he did not love or a mass missile strike by drones he did not cheer. The man is swimming in Christian blood, as each of the new "democratic" regimes he sponsors first kills all the Christians. But he is not alone. He shares this dubious medal with the likes of Yassar Arafat, a mass murdering terrorist and jihadist leader, who took part in butchering Christians and Jews throughout the ME; then there was Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, both came to power as part of Charles Taylor's political machine, a machine responsible for mass murder and even cannibalism. Or Mikhael Gorbachev who first tried to crush movements aiming to over throw the SU, then just let it go, either way, a piss poor manager who allowed 11 wars to break out and blood to flow in every corner of the Soviet Union, even while life was turning to hell in those corners not wracked by civil wars. Then there is Al "the world is melting" Gore, who not only, as a private citizen, made tens of millions of dollars by pimping the various man-made global warming lies, but was the right hand man of Bill Clinton's war on Christians in Bosnia and Serbia, as well as part of the regime that was backing the Islamic Jihad that was exploding in our own Chechnya or the disaster and mass murder of civilians by helicopter gunships that became the Somalia mission. Or that of Karman Tawakkai, who is a member of Yemen's main Islamist Party, directly linked to the radical Islamic Brotherhood and participating in that country's blood civil war.
Instead of choosing living saints, who have ceaselessly worked and sacrificed to improve the lot of humanity, the Nobel Peace Prize, like so many other things in the West, like all major organizations and institutions of the West, has been corrupted by Christless politicians hell bent on their anti-Christian drive.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Death of Another Colour Revolution

Death of Another Colour Revolution
While the media is all a buzz about the new elections in Georgia, there is one aspect of all this that has been tiptoed about ad never mentioned: the defeat of the mass murdering war criminal and DC sweetheart, the NYC lawyer, Michael Saakashvillie by Bidzina "Boris" Ivanishvili spells out the over turn of yet another Western sponsored, tyrannically driven, Colour Revolution. At this point, most of them, in the Christian world, have been over turned: Serbia, Ukraine, Armenia and now Georgia. Only in the Islamic nations have the Colour Revolutions taken firm hold.
While Ivanishvili has become the Prime Minister, this is a crippling blow for Saakashvili, the president, who planned on staying forever in power by shifting all power from the presidency, which he is forced to leave in 2013, to the prime minister's slot, where his people can keep electing him. After running what had to be one of the dirties campaigns ever, which included using extreme violence against demonstrators which left some dead and hundreds injured, to stripping Ivanishvilli of his citizenship, to try to block him from running. US funds pouring into Georgia were lavishly used on various programs to buy/force votes.
Georgia's people, tired of a tyrant who has not provided jobs, started and lost wars and crushed free speech, while first and foremost representing not what is best for Georgia but what is best for Washington, Londona and Brussels, have ejected his party from power. Ivanishvilli, while officially still bow to DC and pending his first trip abroad to Washington, has flat out stated that Georgia's economic future lies in Russia, not in the UK. He has paid homage to DC, just like Serbia's Thomas Nikolic paid homage to Brussels, after elections, but as did Nikolic, the real moves are and will be towards Russia.
Washington is not happy, no matter what face they put on this, but at least for now, they are hamstrung to create yet another revolution. Of course, with Saakashvili still in office, for one more year, no matter that he will loose most of his official power in 2013, Washington still has plenty of opportunities to create major havoc if not out and out civil war or coups to continue Georgia's legacy of violent exchanges of power.
On a side note, it is interesting to what depths of depravity our own illogical liberals will sink to to cow tow to the Washington line. Case in point is Yulia Latynina, writer for the Moscow Times, or the Moscow "We Really REally REALLY Hate Putin" Times. In her article Georgian Dream Will Be Shattered, Latynina writes:
Georgian people themselves handed a huge victory to the opposition, thereby accomplishing what Putin could never do in his 12 years in power. In 2003, there was no electricity, heating or streetlights in most of Georgia. In Tbilisi, almost everyone had been mugged or had their car stolen — or knew someone who was a victim of these crimes.The crime rate in Georgia is now the lowest in the world, and the level of confidence in the police force is one of the highest in the world. What's more, when asked: "Do you feel safe on the street at night?" more Georgians answer "yes" than respondents anywhere else in the world. Under Saakashvili's rule, Georgia was transformed from a failed state run by mafia bosses and corrupt bureaucrats into a country with one of the most transparent government infrastructures in the world. And it turns out that all of that meant nothing to Georgian voters.
Really my dear? Outside of the fact that this hugable teddy bear and all around do-gooder started a war that massacred some 3,000 civilians in the first 2 days, with the aim of genocide, and that these civilians were Russian citizens, Georgia is far from the Disney Land this liberal paints it to be. Georgia is economically a cripple, which lives off of two sources of income: repatriated monies by the million plus Georgians living in Russia and Washington largess. Georgia has the highest spend rate on weapons in the world, some 30% of GDP goes to not improving crumbling infrastructure and dead industry but towards weapons and preparing for the next Western ordered war.
Georgia's unemployment rate is officially at 16%, but in reality is closer to 30% with much of the country side destitute, especially with the Russian market closed to export. This alone, the opening of the Russian market, would improve the Georgian economy greatly. Most of those who had a job and lost it, after the age of 36 are considered unfit for work and can expect the rest of their lives to be in poverty, if they stay. Most of the brains left long ago and most left for Russia.
As for corruption, considering the Versai style palace Saakashvilli built for himself on a cliff side, in what had once been a historic Armenian neighborhood, with the best view of the city or the fact that his mother is the richest woman in Georgia, a billionaire. Then there's the fact that his opponents keep dieing off, even when they run off to foreign countries, to seek asylum, be it billionaires in London or former generals in Russia. Even his best friend and former defense minister is in hiding in France.
All of these things do not bother our illogical liberals. All that matters is that Saakashvili is an enemy of Putin and is a vassal of Washington. That is it. That Saakashvili commits in spades those sins they actively criticize Putin for, is also irrelevant. Thus the true hypocrisy of this so called "opposition" is shown. They are not about morals, they are about servitude to a foreign power(s) used to throwing large amounts of cash about to the traitors they buy.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Russia's Motherload of Industrial Diamonds

Russia's Motherload of Industrial Diamonds
Bad news for some, great news for many many others. Russia is on the brink of driving the artificial diamond industry full out of business and in the process accelerating the cutting, grinding and hi-tech electronics industry. Who will suffer the worst from all this? Why the De Beers, who through their Element Six subsidiary whose main plants are in China, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa and the UK. All of this is due to the declassification of a 1970s Soviet find in the Siberian wilds: the Popigai crater. The 100km wide crater was created by an impact 35 million years ago and in turn, the impact transformed the local coal deposits into impact diamonds, which are an industrial class diamond.
Natural industrial diamonds differ from gem quality diamonds because they are of poor quality for gems, having cracks or being merky or very small in size. Of these, world wide, there are 27,000 kg mined every year. A further 6.76 million kg of artificial diamonds are created world wide, this represents a 35 billion carats. Natural diamonds vary in price between $2.50-$10 per carat, depending on size, while artificial diamonds vary between $.40 and $2.00. Industrial diamonds are normally used as extremely high quality abrasives and cutting edges. As well, industrial diamonds are finding a new use in the manufacture of computer chips and electronics heat sinks, polishing circuit wafers, hard drives and high quality lenses for lasers. In both cases, a hard break on this has been the cost and supply of both natural and artificial industrial diamonds.
Popigai breaks all this. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, there are several trillion carats of diamonds and they have proven to be of extremely high quality. How much of a break through is this? Well, lets do the math: the scientists said several trillion carats, but we'll take just 1 trillion, that's 12 zeros. So 1 trillion divided by 35 billion carats per year, that comes out to 28.6 years worth! And that's just 1 trillion, where there maybe several, so say up to 5, which would translate into 143 years worth of diamonds. In other words, even if demand, by way of electronics increases by 5 fold, this one mine would provide the whole of the world for 28.6 years! If we take this at $.50/carat in today's dollars, that's a value of some $500 billion to $2.5 trillion, depending on the actual size of the deposit. Even at a use rate of double today's demand, at $.50/carat, that's an extra $35 billion per year and an effective unrestricted supply will more than just double demand.
This one crater is worth as much as the Sakhalin oil fields. A stunning secret finally come to light. Makes one wander what else is kept in the top secret files.