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Sturgeon Found Dead on Poacher's Hooks in the Danube, May Have Been Used as Live Bait   

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6.4 kg sturgeon during failed rescue operation near Svishtov, Bulgaria. © WWF-BulgariaBorder Police teams and representatives of Executive Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture (EAFA) carry out intensive checks on illegal activities along the Danube. During just one check of the section between the village of Vardim and the town of Svishtov last week, 14 karmaci (illegal barbed hook lines) with more than 700 hooks were found and removed from the water. The patrol found a single sturgeon dangling from one of the hooks, later identified by WWF-Bulgaria experts as a Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii).
 
Since 2007, karmaci fishing has been banned in Bulgaria as inhumane and non-selective. Furthermore, since 2011, a total sturgeon fishing ban has been in effect along the entire Danube River and the Black Sea.
 
"This was a young male specimen weighing just over six kilos, and that had just reached maturity. This was probably his first entry into the river for reproduction. The fish stayed entangled by its mouth, gills and head in the water for days, and maybe weeks. The lines caused deep infected wounds and ruptures. The fish may have been tied to the line and used as live bait with the aim to attract females by the pheromones it emits. It is the females that are the main target of poachers because of the high cost of their caviar on the black market." - ichthyologist Stoyan Mihov, Biodiversity and Waters Practice Lead at WWF-Bulgaria.
 
Unfortunately, the fish was already dead when it was discovered. No chip was found in its body, which means that it was a wild sturgeon. WWF experts took samples from the specimen's pectoral fins to accurately determine its age. DNA samples will also be sent to a laboratory in Germany to identify the species of the fish. If the information is confirmed, it will be the first Russian sturgeon officially documented in Bulgaria since 2003.
 
"Sixty to seventy years ago, Russian sturgeons were the most common and most caught sturgeon species on the Danube. However, today they are critically endangered. There have been only a few documented specimens in the Danube River in the last decade. Therefore, it is extremely important that we protect their habitats and stop poaching. Otherwise, we risk losing a valuable species that has survived for millions of years; a species that important is not only for the river ecosystem, but also for the traditional livelihood of the Danube fishing communities." advises Mihov.
 
Precisely because Russian sturgeons are critically endangered, WWF released 20,000 3-month old sturgeon of this species into the Danube last summer. A few weeks later, some of them had reached the Danube Delta and are now in the Black Sea. The restocking was made possible by a crowd funding campaign organised by WWF-Austria.
 
The Russian sturgeon is among the last four sturgeon species still found in the Danube. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classifies sturgeons as the most endangered group of species in the world. For this reason, protecting their natural habitats is an important part of WWF-Bulgaria's work.
 
Just a year earlier, a 2-metre, 200 kg female beluga, was rescued near Silistra. The pregnant fish, named Sylvia, was seized by EAFA's fishing inspectors after being caught by poachers in the Danube River near the village of Aydemir. A WWF team took care of her, then tagged her with a tracking marker and dropped her back into the river. Unfortunately, the signal from the fish was not reconfirmed at either Bulgarian or Romanian science stations along the river. This means that she probably did not survive or was recaptured by poachers. WWF warns that any wild sturgeon product is illegal and seriously harms not only the few remaining sturgeon populations, but also the future income of local fishing communities.
 
For more information:
Vladimir Ivanov
Communications Manager
WWF-Bulgaria
vivanov@wwf.bg
Tel: +359 2 950 50 41

Stoyan Mihov
Biodiversity and Waters Practice Lead,
WWF-Bulgaria
smihov@wwf.bg
Tel: +359887796187
 
Background
WWF is engaged in sturgeon protection measures in most Danube countries. Sturgeons used to be present in almost all European rivers, but today seven out of the eight species of sturgeon on the European continent are threatened with extinction. Sturgeons have survived the dinosaurs, but now teeter on the brink of extinction. The Black Sea Region is crucial to the survival of these species in Europe. The Danube and the Rioni River in Georgia are the only two rivers remaining in Europe where migrating sturgeons reproduce naturally. The main reasons are overfishing and loss of habitat through dams that block migration routes or in-river constructions, facilitating navigation. These are often detrimental to the feeding and spawning habitats, necessary for sturgeon survival. Within the EU the only river with naturally reproducing sturgeon populations remains the Danube. Crucial but no longer reproductive stocks are left in the Po River in Italy and the Gironde in France. Restocking activities take place in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, France, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands. Our priority is to identify and protect the critical habitats of the remaining four sturgeon species (Huso huso, Acipenser stellatus, A. ruthenus, A. gueldenstaedtii) in the Lower Danube and north-western Black Sea, as well as to reduce pressure on their remaining populations by addressing poaching and ensuring protection.
 
LIFE FOR DANUBE STURGEONS Project
The EU-funded LIFE project "Sustainable Protection of Lower Danube Sturgeons by Preventing and Counteracting Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade" is coordinated by WWF-Austria and implemented by WWF- Austria, WWF-Bulgaria, WWF-Romania, WWF-Serbia and WWF-Ukraine, together with the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority in Romania and IZW Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany. It started in October 2016 and will continue until the end of 2020. More on the project and its work to save Danube sturgeons: danube-sturgeons.org
          

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Sommario Europeo: Wind and rain north - Dry south & southwest, 20 Feb - 05:43   

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Thursday High pressure over southern Europe maintains fair and warm weather for Spain, southern France and Italy. A front approaching from the Atlantic brings thickening cloud to northwest Spain and Portugal, with patchy rain developing. Some rain also moves into northwest France, becoming heavy for a time as a cold front moves through. Brisk southwesterly winds for the Low Countries and northern Germany with patchy rain turning heavy later. Largely dry around the Alps. Low pressure centred over Greece and western Turkey brings cloud and rain to this part of the world, and cool temperatures. Areas of rain and mountain snow for Romania and Bulgaria. A few showers scattered across Eastern Europe. Southwesterly winds push mild air right across Scandinavia. Areas around the Baltic will be generally dry, but fronts move in from the west to bring heavy rain to southern Norway, Denmark and later Sweden. Risk of gales around North Sea coasts.

Friday High pressure over central and western Europe brings dry and mild weather to France, Spain and Portugal, plus Italy and the western Mediterranean. Largely dry across the Alps, a few patches of rain for Austria. Low pressure exists to the southeast, with unsettled conditions for the eastern Mediterranean, with rain and mountain snow affecting Turkey and Cyprus. Showery around the Greek Islands. Northern Europe sees a strong west to southwesterly flow, with areas of rain and drizzle moving across northern Germany, Poland and into the Baltic states, Belarus and Ukraine. Some rain also into western Romania. Mild and windy for Scandinavia, heavy rain for western Norway, whilst Sweden escapes largely dry. Rain also affects Finland.


          

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The Intolerance Of The "Tolerant" Left: The End Of Liberal Democracy?   

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The Intolerance Of The "Tolerant" Left: The End Of Liberal Democracy?

Authored by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff  via The Gatestone Institute,

We recently witnessed two events that indicated the possible demise of liberal democracy. The implications should frighten supporters of democratic forms of government in which individual rights and freedoms are officially recognized and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law.

The growing intolerance of many "left-wing" groups is apparent in the uproar of the democratic election of the state premier of the German state of Thuringia as well as in the performance of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, publicly ripping up US President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address. It was an official document that belongs not to her but to the public, and of which she was merely its custodian.

That does not even start to mention the entire sham "impeachment" of President Trump, in which centuries of accepted due process were thrown in the gutter. The Senate "trial," which probably should have been dismissed from the get-go as the "fruit of the poisonous tree" -- a legal metaphor meaning that if any evidence is found to be tainted or violates a defendant's constitutional rights, whatever "fruit" follows from it must be thrown out. The House, however, like the Inquisition, is allowed make up its own rules, and make them up it did. Another central problem seemed to be that a US president is obligated by law -- under Ukraine (12978) - Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed in 1998 -- not to hand taxpayer money over to the Ukraine without first checking to see that there is no corruption. Trump did, there was not, case closed. Trump was not only totally acquitted in a show trial that should not have existed in the first place, but his accusers seemed more guilty of what he was accused of -- the non-crimes of "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" -- than he was.

Currently, there is growing concern on both sides of the Atlantic that the ability of many on the political "left" to accept the democratic process and the rights of those with whom one disagrees is becoming increasingly rare. According to Andreas Unterberger, Austria's most widely read political blogger:

"The left exhibits mocking scorn or even aggressive violence. If a relevant part of the population is unwilling to respect democracy and those with dissenting opinions, then the constitutional state will necessarily implode."

Sometimes it seems as if the underlying intention is actually to dismantle democratic norms and replace them with authoritarian ones. The thinking seems to be: If you vote any way other than for what we want, the result is automatically illegitimate and need not be accepted. In the US, this view had been evident in the three-year refusal to accept the election of President Trump by the "wrong" people", as well as a refusal by many last year to accept the vindication of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in yet another show trial devoid of evidence , and most recently warnings about a refusal to accept President Trump's acquittal. The title of the latest book by the noted defense Attorney Alan M. Dershowitz, Guilt by Accusation, seems to be fast becoming the norm.

In Germany, the media establishment as well as Chancellor Angela Merkel were shocked to the point of demanding the reversal of the vote for the "wrong" premier of the state of Thuringia because the election came as a result of the "wrong" votes, namely those from the Alternative for Germany party (AfD). Baron Bodissey of the blog Gates of Vienna provided background information:

"The FDP (Freie Demokratische Partei, Free Democratic Party) is a relatively minor conservative business-oriented party in Germany. Nowadays it would be described as "classical liberal" if it were in an American context. In last fall's state elections in Thuringia, the FDP just barely surpassed the threshold to seat representatives in the state parliament. The Left (Die Linke) gained the greatest share of the vote, but the constellation of leftist parties did not have enough seats to automatically form a government.

"Since then there has been wheeling and dealing by all parties in an effort to establish a viable coalition. Yesterday came a big surprise: with the support of the CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union, Christian Democratic Union) and the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany), Thomas Kemmerich of the FDP was elected minister president (the equivalent of premier or governor) of the state of Thuringia...

[I]t seemed the cordon sanitaire against the AfD had been breached. Up until now, all across Western Europe the major immigration-critical populist parties had been kept out of government: the Sweden Democrats, the PVV in the Netherlands, Vlaams Belang in Belgium, and the AfD in Germany. Even though those "xenophobic" parties are quite popular, they have yet to obtain a majority of the vote in their respective countries, and the other parties simply agree never to join a coalition with them. Did yesterday's events in Thuringia signal a change?"

Not quite. The cordon shuddered a little bit, but remained intact. It seems the FDP never asked for the support of the AfD, and received it unexpectedly. Mr. Kemmerich and his party were just as appalled by the AfD as [the] leftist parties were. And Mr. Kemmerich announced he would resign his position to force new elections.

Mr. Kemmerich's announcement of resignation came as a result of massive intimidation against his family, his children requiring police protection, and "Antifa" protests outside Thuringia's parliament building. In this context, it is important to note the irony of the political left. The Left Party ("Die Linke"), the successor party of the SED, the Socialist Unity party of the communist German Democratic Republic (DDR), accused the Free Democrats of believing that it was "better to rule with fascists than not to rule at all." Indeed, there are grounds to argue that it is the Left Party, exhibiting the intolerance of fascists as the predecessors of the Left Party, that was responsible for the cold-blooded murder of Germans trying to escape East Berlin by breaching the Berlin Wall. Even more ironic, it was on the 31st anniversary of the execution of 17-year-old Chris Gueffroy, guilty in the eyes of the ruling elite of wanting to leave the DDR, that the German mainstream media began its campaign of hatred against a democratically elected official.

Adding insult to injury, the strategist of the Left Party had the gall openly to insinuate that Mr. Kemmerich was voted into office "by the grace of those who murdered liberals, commoners, leftists and millions more in Buchenwald [concentration camp] and elsewhere." In saying this, the strategist and others used what is currently the most potent weapon in political discourse: the instrumentalization of Nazi crimes as a weapon against political competitors. According to the German political analyst Vera Lengsfeld, politicians and media are employing psychological terror by igniting the "Nazi nuclear bomb" and by suggesting that the election of Mr. Kemmerich occurred thanks to a "Nazi party", namely the AfD. Lengsfeld adds:

"What has taken place in Germany in the past three days can be considered a breach of the dam. Germany is witnessing the gradual erosion of democracy and the rule of law, a process that began in 2015 [during the migrant crisis] and which has become even more visible since and has ended in putsch against democracy.

"Overnight, Germany has turned into an open dictatorship of convictions. Unless true democrats display resistance and firmly defend democracy and the rule of law, it will once again become cold and dark in Germany."

Dushan Wegner, another political commentator, asks whether a country can call itself a democracy if its chancellor demands the annulment of the election and the Free Democrats buckle in the face of disagreement, only because of the election of a state minister with the help of votes of a party behind a cordon sanitaireWegner argues:

"From faraway South Africa, Chancellor Angela Merkel said something very painful and simultaneously very frightening and shocking: 'The election of the state minister was unforgivable and the vote must be reversed.'

"The chancellor openly demands the annulment of a democratic vote, one that she is unhappy about, and politics remains silent. I find it difficult to call those democrats that do not use all democratic and legal means to remove the chancellor from office.

"Germany currently fluctuates between democracy and absolutism thanks to Angela Merkel. Why bother exercising the right to vote when the 'wrong' choice can be annulled by the media and the chancellor through propaganda and veto?

"A Chinese proverb says: 'May you live in interesting times.' Yes, these are interesting times, and yes, it is a curse. What is positive about interesting times is that they force us to define our stance. Do we stand for democracy or for elections until the results suit the ruler?"

Josef Hueber explains in a commentary how in a pseudo-democracy, elections mean voting until the result is "correct." Moreover, it is important to use the right words: the undesirable democratic election is a "political Fukushima", a breach of the dam, a catastrophe. The consequence of elections can be an "undesirable" or unexpected result for one political side; some will be elated, others disappointed. One could argue that this is democracy; this is how it is supposed to be. The understanding of democratic processes was unveiled with what recently transpired in the Thuringian parliament.

The situation in the United States is not much different. Th recent State of Union (SOTU) address demonstrated clearly what the Democrats' view of tolerance and respect for the office of the president looks like. What began with the absence of self-avowed democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Maxine Waters and others ended in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripping up a copy of the speech at the end of the State of the Union address delivered by democratically elected President Donald Trump. By doing so, Pelosi disdained all America, not just the president.

Pelosi disdained the president's supporters as well as a black girl who wants nothing more than a choice in education; she disdained the Tuskegee airman honored by the president; she disdained the great economic performance of the country. She acted in a petty and classless manner, unfitting for someone holding one of the highest offices in the United States. When asked by a reporter why she tore up Trump's speech, Pelosi shot back, "Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives." What are the alternatives, Madam Speaker? The legal scholar Jonathan Turley, who disagreed with some aspects of the SOTU, said:

"She represents the House as an institution — both Republicans and Democrats. Instead, she decided to become little more than a partisan troll from an elevated position. The protests of the Democratic members also reached a new low for the House. Pelosi did not gavel out the protest. She seemed to join it.

"It was the tradition of the House that a speaker must remain in stone-faced neutrality no matter what comes off that podium. The tradition ended last night with one of the more shameful and inglorious moments of the House in its history. Rather than wait until she left the floor, she decided to demonstrate against the President as part of the State of the Union and from the Speaker's chair. That made it a statement not of Pelosi but of the House."

Pelosi's behavior shows a disappointing lack of argumentative abilities. If tolerance is to mean anything, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats should have exhibited just that. Instead, she, as a role model, did the opposite by engaging in petty and irresponsible behavior, followed by days futilely trying to have her outburst scrubbed from social media.

The entire episode fits seamlessly into a series of illiberal actions by the left in recent times. Consider the shutting down of debates on college campuses, thereby restricting freedom of speech. Or the attack on people wearing MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats. The author Kim R. Holmes explains the left's increasing intolerance as follows:

"What we call a 'liberal' today is not historically a liberal at all but a progressive social democrat, someone who clings to the old liberal notion of individual liberty when it is convenient (as in supporting abortion or decrying the 'national security' state), but who more often finds individual liberties and freedom of conscience to be barriers to building the progressive welfare state."

Seldom has the left on both sides of the Atlantic exhibited its increasing intolerance of dissenting opinions in a more concentrated manner than these past weeks. The foundations of liberal democracy are shaking noticeably. We are presently faced with yet more politically-based show trials: of the parliamentarian Geert Wilders in The Netherlands and of Matteo Salvini in Italy. It is up to the population and voters to decide whether liberal democracy is worth fighting for.

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Is There a “Frozen Conflict” in Orthodoxy? And If So, What Can We Do About It?   

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by Regina Elsner During a conference on the crisis in Orthodoxy caused by the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, several participants used the concept of a “frozen conflict” to describe the “stable unresolved conflict” (Georgij Kovalenko). Given that the term is commonly used for several deadlocked conflicts on the territory of the former […]
          

Pentagon official who raised concerns about Ukraine pushed out as post-impeachment purge continues   

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John Rood reportedly objected to President Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals
          

Украинский обман: импичмент, наличные Байдена, массовое убийство / The Ukraine Hoax: Impeachment, Biden Cash, Mass Murder (2020)   

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Автор фильма — экс-советник Дональда Трампа политический эксперт Майкл Капуто. В 50-минутном материале больше половины времени уделено Украине. М. Капуто в т.ч. удается взять интервью у многих участников майдана, в т.ч. у человека в маске, который признается в расстрелах людей на Майдане. В съемках приняли участие экс-глава СБУ Наливайченко, экс-народный депутат Пашинский, экс-президент Грузии Саакашвили, экс-генпрокурор Украины Шокин, один из экс-сотрудников «Беркута» Тамтура и его адвокат Горошинский. Есть в фильме и так называемые «грузинские снайперы» и грузинский генерал Цителашвили, который одним из первых заявил о причастности неких грузинских граждан к расстрелам на Майдане. Фильм раскрывает истинные намерения Д. Сороса и Д. Байдена, которые после свержения власти взяли под свой контроль Украину, ее власть и ее ресурсы. По мнению Капуто, кто-то активно стремится избавиться от опасных свидетелей. Автор также побывал в одном из номеров отеля «Украина», откуда могла вестись стрельба. Капуто высказывает в фильме свое мнение о том, что президент Дональд Трамп намерен дать ход расследованию всех этих событий...
          

Ukraine 2019/20 Grain Exports Reach 38.36 Million Tons; Up From 2018/19   

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The War in Ukraine Was Supposed to End 5 Years Ago. But It Didn’t.   

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KYIV, Ukraine—Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of the day the war in Ukraine was supposed to end. But it never did. On early Tuesday fighting... Read More

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Prime Trades Review – 5 things you should know prime-trades.com   

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Prime Trades is presented as an international broker with stainless reputation, offering over 2500 financial instruments, including 45 currency pairs and CFDs on indices, commodities, precious metals, stocks and lots of crypto coins, with leverage as high as 300:1, attractive spreads, MetaTader4 platform, and trading bonuses. And they also say to be authorized to operate in the European Economic Area. This may sound as a really nice offer, was it not for a couple of disturbing details – as for example the website in question is virtually anonymous – we can not be sure as to which is the company behind it, nor where it is based. On top of that we find Prime Trades in the latest warnings list of FinaCom, an external dispute resolution authority in Hong Kong, so if you still think it might be a good idea to deposit your funds with them better read the following review first. Prime Trades regulation & safety of funds As we noted the Prime Trades website is virtually anonymous – they do not bother to disclose the name of the company behind the broker, nor where it is based and incorporated. Also, Prime Trades does not mention anything about a license, except the vague statement that they are authorized to operate in the European Economic Area – something which turned out not to be true. The European Union is a strictly regulated market, where brokers should be registered with one of the official national regulators such as the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), BaFin in Germany, CNMV in Spain or CONSOB in Itlay. And such a license comes with a set of requirements, among which a minimum operational capital of no less than 730 000 EUR, the rule to keep all clients funds in a segregated, protected form creditors trust account, and the obligation to participate in a special client compensation fund, basically insuring your funds for up to no less than 20 000 EUR – with some regulators the insured amount is greater. But let us return to Prime Trades – not only that they are not licensed and authorized to offer financial services on regulated markets like the EU, but also they have been blacklisted by FinaCom in Hong Kong. You can see the warning here: Prime Trades deposit/withdrawal methods and fees Prime Trades offers trading bonuses and we do not like this as well. Trading bonuses always come with additional withdraw conditions – some minimum trade volume requirement, which in the case of Prime Trades can be changed on their sole discretion. See for yourself: So you can easily imagine why you may never be able to reach the above mentioned requirement, and how easily your withdraw requests might be canceled. And besides, trading bonuses are one of the favorite tools used by scammers as a pretext to deny any payments back. As for the payment methods accepted, on its website Prime Trades displays the logos of VISA and MasterCard, but they do not mention what their minimum deposit requirement might be. How does the scam work? Scammers do not spare resources when it comes to hunting for new victims. They use the services of call centers, based in places like the Philippines or Ukraine and the so called robo scam websites like Bitcoin Revival and Bitcoin Profit which are basically designed as traps for all who are naive enough to buy the story that they can double their funds in a matter of days, with some automated trading account, which is supposed to generate huge returns while they sit back and watch. And everything will look very easy – all that you will be asked in the beginning will be to leave your e-mail and phone, which if you do, immediately will lead you to the web page of some unregulated, offshore broker, where you will be invited to deposit about 250 USD. And trading with the scammers will seem like a lot of fun in the beginning – almost all of your trades will be spectacularly profitable and pretty soon the money in your account will seem to have doubled. That however will be just a prat of the scam – your account will be manipulated with the sole intention that latter you will be more easily convinced to deposit more. And that is exactly what your senior account manager will be trying to convince you – if you really want to make some decent cash you will surely have to invest at least 10 000 USD or even more. And many people do get carried away and do invest as much as they can, without realizing they are victims of a scam right until the day they decide to withdraw a portion of their funds. Than out of the blue they will be told they have not right to withdraw, because they have not met some minimum trade volume requirement, usually linked to some trading bonus. Whatever the excuse, you might be sure that scammers will not pay a single dollar back. What to do if scammed? If you get scammed you still might be lucky enough to get your deposit back, if you file for a charge back with your credit card company. And the good news here is that recently both VISA and MasterCard extended the period in which you will be able to do that to 540 days. Still, do not waste any time and do it immediately as the process usually takes a couple of months. And be aware that some scammers might try to steal money directly form your bank account. This can happen if for some reason you have given them your credit card number and online banking password. If that is the case immediately change the password and block your credit card. And if by any chance you have installed TeamViewer or AnyDesk and have shared the details with the scammers, delete the program immediately. Now, bear in mind that scam victims are often approached by the so called recovery agencies, which will offer assistance to trace and recover any stole funds. Unfortunately, in the general case they will not be of any assistance, but simply will collect some fees in advance, basically scamming you a second time

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Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid   

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John Rood resigned Wednesday, saying he was leaving at Trump's request.
          

Rood Shooed   

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President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing congressionally authorized aid.
          

Austria - Ukraine maçını canlı izle 20 Şubat 2020   

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Flyteachers: Mathematics Teacher   

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Up to £40,000 annual salary, Housing, Medical insurance, Visa, Annual flights, Paid holidays and 100: Flyteachers: We have some exciting, highly appealing and lucrative opportunities currently available for experienced Teachers of Mathematics to join our prestig... Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine
          

Support engineer (Java) в Levi9 Ukraine, Киев   

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Необходимые навыки

In order to succeed in this challenging and dynamic position with lots of growth potential, our ideal candidate will fit the following profile:

— Understanding different Application Servers and a difference between those (ie. Tomcat, WebSphere, JBoss etc.).
— Experience (or understanding) with (of) all major SQL databases.
— Knowledge of web technologies like JavaScript, XML, CSS, XSLT, Java is a MUST.
— Knowledge of Spring framework(core, web, security) is a MUST.
— Good communication in English (written and verbal).
— Problem-solving attitude
— Client-orientation and eager to help

Required experience:
— University degree, preferably in one of the technical studies.

Будет плюсом

— Experience in support of Java applications is a plus.

Предлагаем

9 reasons to join us:
1. Today we’re working with the technology of tomorrow.
2. We don’t wait for change. We are the change.
3. We’re experts in creating experts (Levi9 academy, Lead9 program for leaders).
4. No micromanagement. We are free birds with clear understanding of what the high performance is!
5. Learning in Levi9 never stops (unlimited Udemy for business, meetups, English courses, Professional training, and certification).
6. We’ve gathered the best locations. All you have to do is choose (5min from Olimpiyska metro station in Kyiv and Lviv office overlooking the Stryiskyi park).
7. We have a master’s degree in work-life balance.
8. Here you can train your body and mind (massage, gym in the office, TRX, Crossfit and more with our corporate trainers).
9. A little party never hurt nobody (winter/summer parties, Ski Trip etc).

Обязанности

— As a Support Engineer, you are the face of our Client for Client’ customers and your main goal is to make their experience with our product as pleasant as you can.
— The Support Team is a part of the Research & Development department involved in the entire software development lifecycle of Client’s portal product suite including out-of-the-box portal solutions.
— With your experience and skills, you will contribute to the quality of our software products, helping and advising customers with the questions and support requests they have regarding our products, ranging from simple license questions via telephone to complex on-site troubleshooting.
— The role covers 1st and 2nd line support, 3rd line support is implemented by a specialized team. The 3rd level support team is available for help. You will get a training on working for 1st and 2nd line support.
— You will work in a distributed team located in Amsterdam, Atlanta, and Kiev. Trips to Amsterdam are required for initial training and later in the process with some regularity.

О проекте

The position is a perfect place to develop the areas necessary for any senior professional:

Investigating, debugging, analyzing performance
Ability to work with existing codebase and bug-fixing
Problem-solving skills and client-oriented approach
Proactivity and communication skills


          

„Gazprom“ tarptautinėje rinkoje pasiskolino 2 mlrd. dolerių   

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Rusijos dujų gigantas „Gazprom“ tarptautinėje kapitalo rinkoje pardavė 10 metų trukmės 2 mlrd. JAV dolerių dydžio obligacijų emisiją už 3,25 proc. metų palūkanų.
Skaitykite daugiau...

          

Ukraine Says It Disrupted Bot Network Supported By Russian Online Services   

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Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) on February 17 said it had disrupted a network of “bot farms” and seized computer and telecommunications equipment that were supported by Russian online services in five Ukrainian cities.
          

ustice Dept., in wrestling with how to handle Giuliani, tightens rules for Ukraine-related probes   

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Forum: Breaking News* - Mainstream Media Posted By: JANFU Post Time: 02-18-20 at 09:06 PM
          

Donald Drumpf - Illuminati Jew   

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Left, Donald and his father Fred with Masonic/Brotherhood of Death hand-over-hand Skull and Bones ("X") Signal.  The sign, or letter X, has a long history of use in the Ancient Mystery Religions, in apostate Judaism, in Freemasonry, and in the Occult. The ILLUMINATI elite use it to this day to symbolize key phenomena and mark significant events.

People who should know better, like Kevin MacDonald, think Donald Trump is some kind of saviour. The article below reveals Donald Trump is a longstanding member of the satanic Masonic Jewish conspiracy: "Donald Trump is nothing less than a sideshow and a counterfeit medieval medicine man offering cheap miracle and ILLUSIONARY fixes for America's problems here and abroad." 

Jewish opposition is designed to give Trump credibility, as in the banker coup ruse of 1932. 
 
Illuminati credo: 

"A Jew was not created as a means for some other purpose; he himself IS the purpose, since the substance of all divine emanations was created ONLY to serve the Jews."  Chabad Lubavitch leader, "The Great Rebbe" Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Donald Drumpf:
"The only [candidate] that's going to give real support to Israel is me," said Donald Drumpf. "The rest of them are all talk, no action. They're politicians. I've been loyal to Israel from the day I was born. My father, Fred Trump, was loyal to Israel before me."[51]


(Excerpts by henrymakow.com) 

Donald's father Fred moved in the circle of a corrupt powerful New York political fixer and power broker attorney, Abraham (Bunny) Lindenbaum. Or Bunny moved in Fred C. Drumpf's circles. They were more than just client and attorney. The two were joined at the hip. Bunny's first retainer came from Fred C.[27]

Fred and Bunny were political insiders of [Masonic] Tammany Hall through Brooklyn's Madison Club.[28] Tammany Hall, also known as the Society of St. Tammany, the Sons of St. Tammany, or the Columbian Order, was a New York City Democratic political machine entangled and mired in racketeering, corruption, graft and patronage.[29]


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(Illuminati i.e. satanist, Jewish power brokers, 
Bunny Lindenbaum & son Sandy)

Don didn't go into how or why his father had been so loyal to Israel since the day he was born (1946), but his close personal association with Bunny Lindenbaum may provide some answers. Bunny Lindenbaum was an orthodox and fanatical Zionist Jew. He was president of the Brooklyn Jewish Community Council, and the Brooklyn Jewish Center (BJC). The BJC is connected directly to United Synagogue of America, the World Zionist Congress, United Jewish Appeal, National Jewish Welfare Board, and the MOSSAD.[52]

Bunny Lindenbaum, and his son, Sandy Lindenbaum were high priests of the secret ultra orthodox Lubavitch Movement and the Educational Institute Oholei Torah, the Flagship school of Chabad - Lubavitch, it owns the BJC edifice.[53] Basically, the Chabad Lubavitch Movement is connected with the Ancient Babylonian Talmudic Pharisaic Universal Noahide Laws of Nimrodic God Baal. The Babylonian Talmudic High Priests of the Order of the Pharisaic sun god worshippers of Baal are known as the Mystical Hassidic Chabad Lubavitch.[54]

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(left, Trump's lawyer, Sandy Lindenbaum)

Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, the head of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1943, writing in the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, "Pharisaism became Talmudism ...the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered. When the Jew studies the Talmud, he is actually repeating arguments used in the Palestinian academies." [55] In other words, the Talmudic Lubavitchers are reborn Pharisees. Many Pharisees belonged to the Jewish occult group, the Satanic "Cabal".[56]

According to the Chabad Lubavitch radical theology, the non Jew "infidels" must be exterminated, adding "may the name of the wicked rot." Among them was Jesus of Nazareth. 

They claim that while the Jews are the "Chosen People" created in God's image, the Gentiles do not have this status and are effectively considered subhuman." [57] The Chabad are allowed to exist as a powerful international force because they serve Israel in two ways: working with Mossad in intelligence and criminal activities, and a source of extremist ideology to fuel Zionist crimes. It was also a scheme to permanently alienate, divide and polarize the races.[58]

Bunny Lindenbaum BJC's United Jewish Appeal assisted Jewish refugees arriving in the United States.[59] His BJC's World Zionist Congress collaborated with the Nazis to allow a limited number of Jews to emigrate to other countries.[60]

TRUMP-LINDENBAUM FAMILIES TIED TO CIVIC CORRUPTION AND SCANDALS 


Bunny Lindenbaum presided over New York Major Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr.'s city planning commission.[44] Mayor Wagner's mayoral administrations from 1954 to 1965 had been for the most part of the Tammany Hall rackets.[45],[46] In 1954, Scandalous Fred C. was the subject of a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee investigation for being involved in widespread corruption in the federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD),....

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(Trump-Clintons longtime partners in crime. Perot got Bill elected.)

Lindenbaum and Scandalous Fred C. [Trump] were clandestinely using HUD and state funds to build a haven and Jewish power base in Brooklyn for eastern European Mystical Hassidic Chabad Lubavitch Jews at enormous and substantial profits at the taxpayers' expense.

Today, Chabad is among the world's largest Hasidic groups, and it is the largest Jewish religious organization. The vast network of Chabad institutions have placed the movement at the forefront of Jewish communal life today.[65] A spokesman for the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement says the sect is ZIONIST in its support for Israel.[66] Fred and Bunny were secretly working with SS Baron Otto Albrecht Alfred von Bolschwing, Israeli Defense Force (IDF), MOSSAD and the newly formed CIA.....

However, Bunny Lindenbaum and his father ran the largest and most costly corporate welfare fraud-embezzlement system in this nation's history. Primo Don is a product of that corporate welfare bread line straight out of state and federal treasuries. His shit don't stink. Any notion that Primo Donna Donald is a self made billionaire is a fallacy and grand ILLUSION.

DONALD TRUMP'S JEWISH BACKGROUND

Donald's great-grandparents, Christian Johannes Drumpf and Katherina Kober, had sons, Christian Drumpf and Christ Christ.[16] Christian was Sleazy Freddy's father. By his name, Christ Christ, may have converted to Judaism. Nevertheless, Donald's great-grandmother, Kathernia Kober, may have been Jewish.[17]

What we know is that the surname Kober is German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a derivative of the personal name Jakob or Yakov. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kober "basket", Middle High German Kober, hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a basket on his back.[18] The Kallstadt, Pfalz - Rhineland-Palatinate area where they lived in Germany comprised the Jewish communities of Mainz, Speyer and Worms became the center of Jewish life during Medieval times.[19]
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Nazis Support Donald- So Should You   (Look at Ukraine, Nazis and Zionists have always been aligned. Look at pic at top.) 


Paul S Writes:

The Trump family, like the Heinz family (also Jewish), is from Kallstadt Germany, which is a small village located within walking distance of the Speyer/Worms/Mainz Rhineland metroplex. This area of the Rhineland (i.e., Speyer/Worms/Mainz) has basically been the "homeland" of Ashkenazi Jews for more than 1,000+ years -- indeed, even Frankfurt and the Rothschild clan are likewise just up the river, again within walking distance of Mainz. If you're a billionaire and you're from the Rhineland, it stands to reason that you're probably a Jew. I suspect his first wife Ivana was also Jewish.

That said, for a country that was founded (literally) by Zionist Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and constituted 150 years later by Zionist Freemasons in Philadelphia, what would you expect? Rather than complaining about "Zionist" America -- which is something that has been in America's DNA since Day One -- I've found it more constructive to focus on my own heritage and ancestors, and pay as little head to the Beast as possible. Wise as serpents, harmless as doves so to speak.


Glen- "Donald Trump is nothing less than a sideshow and a counterfeit medieval medicine man offering cheap miracle and ILLUSIONARY fixes for America's problems here and abroad."  

I've been shouting this shite from the roof tops for months now. Anybody(and by God there are plenty)who cannot see through this "phony bologna, plastic banana good time rock and roller" is a sucker and a fool. Does anyone think this clown made his millions by being a square shooter and playing by the rules? Give me a freakin' break !



          

Ukraine restaurant, retail sectors introduced to American barbecue   

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Last year U.S. pork exports to this emerging market totaled 181 metric tons, an increase of nearly 700% from 2018.
          

В центре Киева СБУ обнаружила тайник с боевыми гранатами и балон с ртутью   

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Тайник был обустроен в арендованном гараже. Сотрудники Службы безопасности Украины в центре Киева обнаружили тайник с боевыми гранатами и балоном ртути. Фото: facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine Пресс-центр СБУ сообщает, что тайник был обустроен в арендованном гараже на одной из центральных улиц столицы. Кроме ртути и двух боевых гранат Ф-1, сотрудники СБУ также изъяли два электродетонатора. Фото: facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine По оценкам экспертов, детонация обнаруженных предметов или утечка ртути в так...
          

DOJ Assigns Two U.S. Attorneys to Be Liaisons on Ukraine Probes   

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DOJ Assigns Two U.S. Attorneys to Be Liaisons on Ukraine Probes

‘The DOJ has the obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant…’

(Liberty Headlines) The Justice Department has appointed U.S. attorneys in New York and Pennsylvania to coordinate federal investigations into Ukraine, including new information collected by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani.

In a letter sent Tuesday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and obtained by The Associated Press, the department said that Richard Donoghue, U.S.

Continue reading DOJ Assigns Two U.S. Attorneys to Be Liaisons on Ukraine Probes at Liberty Headlines.


          

On CNN no less: Ukrainian President Zelensky Calls Impeachment A TV Soap Opera   

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Ukrainian President Zelensky Calls Impeachment A TV Soap Opera

In a wide-ranging interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to the impeachment of President Donald Trump as a television series, specifically citing the soap operas “Santa Barbara” and “Dallas.” Throwing cold water on what Democrats alleged to be a pressure campaign on Zelensky and his government, the Ukrainian president also said he looks forward to his next conversation with Trump and hopes to visit the White House.
Zelensky did bristle when asked about corruption in Ukraine, asking President Trump to stop referring to his country as one of the most corrupt in the world. But he did acknowledge that in the past, Ukraine has suffered under great government corruption. He promised his administration is changing that and operating openly and honestly.
According to the Democrats and their allies in the media, Zelensky has been lying when he says he felt no pressure from President Trump to launch investigations into the energy company Burisma tied to Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The entire impeachment effort was based on the notion that Trump was dangling military aid to Ukraine until such an investigation was announced. But no investigation was announced, and the aid flowed before its deadline.
Further, while the Obama administration sat on its hands when Russia invaded Ukraine and only managed to send non-lethal aid such as blankets, the Trump administration has given significant lethal aid in an effort to thwart Russia’s military advances. Clearly, Zelensky is interested in further cultivating this relationship with Trump and the United States.
Aside from the fact that Zelensky, a former comedian, should upgrade his cable package, as he’s watching TV shows from the early 1980s, his dismissive view of the impeachment debacle is telling. One gets the sense from his remarks that he feels Democrats have been using him and his country to further attacks on Trump’s presidency when those same Democrats should be focused on helping his country defend itself from Russian aggression.
Just over a week after Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, this interview further cements the fact that impeachment was a cynical political ploy, not a serious investigation into an alleged abuse of power in which the person allegedly being bribed didn’t even know any bribery was happening.
The soap opera is over, and it is obvious Zelensky wants no reboot of it. Nobody shot JR. What the Ukrainian president wants and what we should all want is to put this sham impeachment behind us and to move forward with a meaningful and productive relationship with our ally. Hopefully now, that is exactly what will happen.

David Marcus is the Federalist's New York Correspondent. Follow him on Twitter, @BlueBoxDave.

          

Sommario Europeo: Windy north - Fine in Spain, 18 Feb - 05:43   

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Tuesday Mostly dry and fair for Iberia - the best of the sunshine for Portugal and western Spain. Cloudier to the east with isolated showers to the southeast of Spain. A fair day for Italy too with good spells of sunshine, scattered showers to the far north. A mostly dry and sunny day for Greece and Turkey though there could be occasional showers to the far south. Chilly but mostly bright with scattered showers for France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland. Breezy to the north. Isolated showers for Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic but mostly dry and fair here. A dry and fine day for Slovakia and Hungary after early rain clears to the east. A breezy day with frequent showers and outbreaks of rain for Denmark. Breezy too for the Baltic States with scattered showers. Isolated showers affect southern parts of Sweden and Finland though it is a mostly dry and fine day here. Dry and fine for eastern parts of Norway too while western areas see frequent outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow.

Wednesday High pressure over Spain and Portugal brings another fair day, although there's a chance of showers in the far south around Gibraltar. Blustery winds for southern France, plus Corsica and Sardinia. Areas of showers for Italy. Scattered showers for Balkan coasts, but much of southeast Europe will be dry. Northern-central Europe is unsettled, with areas of rain and heavy showers passing east across Germany, Poland and the western Alps, snow over the mountains. Showery for central-northern France and the Low countries, although tending to fade. Dry for Slovakia, Belarus and Ukraine. Areas of rain for southern Scandinavia with brisk westerly winds here. Slack pressure over Norway and Sweden, with light winds and sunny spells. A few showers around western coasts of Norway. Some snow for Finland. Cold northerly winds in the far north of Scandinavia.


          

Comment on Diss Barr? Trump Returns To Attacking The Justice Department by Seth Warner    

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Bizarre: Justice Department Investgating Guiliani While Using Rudy As An Investigator Attorney General William P. Barr faced criticism from congressional Democrats and former Justice Department officials when he acknowledged last week having created an “intake process in the field” to accept Giuliani’s information, which seems designed to damage Biden’s political prospects as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president. Barr said at that time that the department had an “obligation to have an open door to anybody who wishes to provide us information that they think is relevant.” Taking information from Giuliani is particularly fraught for the department because the president’s personal lawyer is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan in a case that has led to campaign finance charges against two of Giuliani’s associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. The pair helped Giuliani try to conduct investigations in Ukraine and lobbied for the ouster of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Prosecutors have in recent weeks contacted witnesses and sought to collect additional documents in that case. Separately, federal prosecutors in Chicago have a long-standing case against a Ukrainian gas tycoon accused of bribery, Dmitry Firtash, who they suspect of having significant ties to Parnas and Fruman. And federal prosecutors in Cleveland have been investigating Ihor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian oligarch, for possible financial crimes. He has sparred publicly with Giuliani. Edited from: "Justice Department Wrestling With How To Handle Guiliani, Tightens Rules For Ukraine-Related Probes Today's Washington Post
          

Europe forecast: Windy north - Fine in Spain, Feb 18 - 04:43   

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Tuesday Mostly dry and fair for Iberia - the best of the sunshine for Portugal and western Spain. Cloudier to the east with isolated showers to the southeast of Spain. A fair day for Italy too with good spells of sunshine, scattered showers to the far north. A mostly dry and sunny day for Greece and Turkey though there could be occasional showers to the far south. Chilly but mostly bright with scattered showers for France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland. Breezy to the north. Isolated showers for Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic but mostly dry and fair here. A dry and fine day for Slovakia and Hungary after early rain clears to the east. A breezy day with frequent showers and outbreaks of rain for Denmark. Breezy too for the Baltic States with scattered showers. Isolated showers affect southern parts of Sweden and Finland though it is a mostly dry and fine day here. Dry and fine for eastern parts of Norway too while western areas see frequent outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow.

Wednesday High pressure over Spain and Portugal brings another fair day, although there's a chance of showers in the far south around Gibraltar. Blustery winds for southern France, plus Corsica and Sardinia. Areas of showers for Italy. Scattered showers for Balkan coasts, but much of southeast Europe will be dry. Northern-central Europe is unsettled, with areas of rain and heavy showers passing east across Germany, Poland and the western Alps, snow over the mountains. Showery for central-northern France and the Low countries, although tending to fade. Dry for Slovakia, Belarus and Ukraine. Areas of rain for southern Scandinavia with brisk westerly winds here. Slack pressure over Norway and Sweden, with light winds and sunny spells. A few showers around western coasts of Norway. Some snow for Finland. Cold northerly winds in the far north of Scandinavia.


          

Trump Impeachment/Ukraine Scandal mega-thread   

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Still waiting to hear the justification on this one. I mean, we knew it was coming. But it will take some acrobatics to make this play to the base.
          

Проживание и трудовые отношения иностранцев в Украине   

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Проживание и трудовые отношения иностранцев в Украине

Граждане других государств, которые въезжают в Украину, проходят регистрацию документов на пограничной службе.

Дальнейшее их пребывание регулируется определенным сроком: временным видом на жительство (от 3-х месяцев до 3-ох лет) и бессрочным термином пребывания в Украине – ВНЖ. 

Это официальный документ, удостоверяющий личность иностранца и подтверждающий его право постоянно или временно легально проживать в украинском государстве. Поэтому всегда актуальным для иностранцев остается  решение таких вопросов:

  • Временная/постоянная основа пребывания в Украине.
  • Кто может получить вид на жительство временно, и на какой срок.
  • Сроки оформления и выдачи документов для получения ВНЖ. Какие нужны документы.

Подробную информацию можно получить на сайте консалтинговой компании «Киев Бизнес Консалтинг» URL https://God.blue/forward.php?url=https://www.kbconsult.com.ua/uslugi/vremennyj-vid-na-zhitelstvo-v-ukraine-vnzh-v-ukraine/. Фирма предоставляет высокопрофессиональные услуги всем иностранцам на территории украинского государства относительно получение легального статуса пребывания и трудоустройства в стране.

Преимущества легального статуса

Въезд, проживание и трудоустройство иностранцев регулируется Законами Украинского государства. Закон «Об иммиграции» гласит, что иностранцы, которые оформили вид на жительство в Украине, имеют такие же права, как и украинские граждане. В соответствии с Конституцией им доступно:

  1. Бесплатное образование, медицинское, банковское обслуживание всех членов семьи.
  2. Пенсионное обеспечение.
  3. Трудоустройство. Подробнее о помощи иностранцам относительно трудоустройства в Украине. URL: https://God.blue/forward.php?url=https://www.kbconsult.com.ua/uslugi/razreshenie-na-trudoustrojstvo-v-ukraine-razreshenie-na-rabotu-v-ukraine-dlya-inostrantsev/. По истечении определенного времени они могут получить гражданство.

          

Глава Мюнхенской конференции попал на Миротворец   

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Вольфганг Ишингер попал в базу Миротворца за подписание плана по мирному урегулированию на Донбассе.


Председатель Мюнхенской конференции по безопасности Вольфганг Ишингер попал в базу скандального сайта Миротворец за подписание плана по мирному урегулированию на Донбассе.

Авторы ресурса обвиняют Ишингера в "покушении на суверенитет и территориальную целостность Украины", "участии в пропагандистских мероприятиях России (страна-агрессор) против Украины" и "манипулировании общественно значимой информацией".

Отмечается, что документ 12 шагов для большей безопасности Украины и евроатлантического региона "по сути, ставит целью возобновление сотрудничества Запада с Россией без деоккупации Крыма и без выполнения требований Украины по Донбассу".

"Он предлагает, в частности, постепенное снятие санкций с России, сближение между РФ с Евросоюзом. Также планом предусмотрен запуск всеукраинского общенационального диалога по определению новой идентичности Украины, который учтет взгляды соседей Украины, включая Россию", - говорится на сайте Миротворца.


(https://God.blue/forward.php?url=https://korrespondent.net...)
          

99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)   

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By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, John Bolton writes a fucking book and you get another century added to your sentence. By the time it’s through, you’re begging for hell, anything to cut the fucking boredom. More…
          

Poll: Who should win Ukraine’s Vidbir 2020?   

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Watchdog: Hunter Biden ‘Scandal Is Not Going Away,’ There’s ‘Strong Evidence of Criminal Misconduct’   

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From Breitbart: There is “strong evidence” that Hunter Biden’s business activities in Ukraine amount to “criminal misconduct,” Tom Fitton, the president of the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, recently said, echoing President Donal Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. In an interview with One America News (OAN), Fitton added that the scandal surrounding the dealings of the former vice president’s son in Ukraine “is not going away,” Real Clear Politics noted over the weekend. Fitton’s comments came in response to OAN asking him about the ongoing Bidens-Ukraine investigation spearheaded by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI). Referring to the probe, Fitton told OAN: This is the sort of basic investigative work that frankly the Department of Justice should also be doing as well given the…
          

Ukraine - the warning issued by VOST “VOLYA” becomes true – the rights of workers and trade unions under attack after the presidential and parliamentary elections   

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Statement of VOST “VOLYA” of 9 January 2020
VOST “VOLYA” claimed that, if Zelenskyi and the party he belongs to, “Servant of the people”, won the elections, the rights of workers and trade unions would be under serious threat and, unfortunately, that scenario is becoming true.
The new law that has been drafted, “On Labour”, limits the rights of workers and trade unions. Employees can be dismissed without any grounds at the employer's wish and without severance pay. And there is almost no mentioning (…) - News
          

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Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, the UN political chief Rosemary DiCarlo said, “today’s disturbing reports of major ceasefire violations across the contact line near Zolote, including alleged use of heavy weapons, are deeply concerning and a stark reminder that in the absence of sustained political will, there is a very real risk of backsliding and further violence.” UNIFEED
          

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared himself a 'Trumpocrat' after Trump commuted his 14-year sentence   

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  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich flew home to Chicago after being released from a prison in Colorado. 
  • Blagojevich's sentenced was commuted by President Donald Trump on Tuesday. He served eight years of his 14-year sentence. 
  • In a flurry of interviews before boarding his plane, the former governor said he did not know he was going to be released today. He also said his party affiliation was "Trumpocrat."
  • In 2011, he was convicted of 17 corruption-related charges. 
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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said he was a "Trumpocrat" in an interview following his release.

"He's got a obviously a big fan in me," Blagojevich said according to NBC News. "If you're asking what my party affiliation is, I'm a Trumpocrat."

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Đông Phong - Gửi tới Diễn đàn BBC từ Sài Gòn: Thời khắc thay đổi triều đại có khi đến từ những trận dịch   

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Virus corona lan ra từ Vũ Hán - hình có tính minh họa

"… Từ quan to đến quan nhỏ, nhà cửa chạm trổ, tường xây bằng gạch đá, trướng vóc màn the, đồ dùng toàn bằng đồng, bằng sứ, bàn ghế bằng gỗ đàn, gỗ trắc, ấm chén bằng sứ, yên ngựa - dây cương đều nạm vàng, nạm bạc, quần áo là lượt, nệm hoa, chiếu mây, lấy phú quý phong lưu để khoe khoang lẫn nhau…". 

Đó là nhận định về triều đình thời hậu Lê của nhà bác học Lê Quý Đôn trước khi nó sụp đổ hoàn toàn. 

Nguyễn Trãi cũng từng viết trong bài thơ Quan Hải: 

"Họa phúc hữu môi phi nhất nhật" 
Họa hay phúc đến không phải từ một ngày, mà có căn nguyên từ sâu xa. 

Theo tôi những triều đại khi đã mục ruỗng, thối nát từ trong lòng của nó hệt như một căn bệnh nan y mà không thuốc thang nào có thể chữa chạy được. 

Thời khắc thay đổi đôi khi có thể đến từ những sự việc tưởng chừng như rất bình thường, đơn giản nhưng lại là mồi lửa. 

Những cuộc cách mạng trên thế giới những năm gần đây đều như vậy. 

Sự kiện làm nổ ra cuộc cách mạng Hoa Lài tại Tunisia vào tháng 12 năm 2010, là khi cậu sinh viên Mohamed Bouazizi bị cảnh sát tịch thu hàng hóa của mình, trong nỗi đau bần cùng, trước thì thất nghiệp giờ lại bị cướp trắng trợn trên phố nên đã tự thiêu. 

Dưới sự thống trị toàn diện của Đảng Cộng sản, Việt Nam giờ đây đã trở thành một xã hội mà rất đông người chỉ biết chạy theo lợi ích vật chất, sẵn sàng giẫm đạp lên nhau và bất chấp nhân cách 

Thảm kịch ấy xảy ra bởi Tunisia sau nhiều năm dài chịu sự cai trị độc tài của tổng thống Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali đã làm cho xã hội có quá nhiều vấn đề bất cập: thất nghiệp, giá cả thực phẩm leo thang, tham nhũng và tự do ngôn luận bị kìm kẹp. 

Sau "mồi lửa" ấy là cuộc xuống đường ôn hòa trên khắp cả nước, đủ để khiến ông Ben Ali phải bỏ chạy sau 23 năm cầm quyền và đem lại tổng tuyển cử tự do. 

Cuộc cách mạng tại Tunisia lại trở thành một "mồi lửa" tạo nên làn sóng dân chủ làm sụp đổ hàng loạt các chế độ độc tài khác như tại: Ai Cập, Libya, Yemen... từ đó đã tạo nên một Mùa Xuân Ả Rập.

Hàng rào cảnh sát chặn người biểu tình ở Kiev tháng 1/2014. Sang tháng 2, tổng thống Yanukovych bỏ chạy sang Nga, Ukraine mở cuộc bầu cử, lập ra chính quyền mới.

Năm 2014, tại Ukraine cuộc cách mạng dân chủ Euromaidan nổ ra và đã lật đổ chế độ của ông Victor Yanukovych từ "mồi lửa" là sự kiện tổng thống nước này từ chối tiến trình hội nhập với EU để tham gia Liên minh Á-Âu do Nga đứng đầu. 

Nhưng căn nguyên trước đó là tổng thống Yanukovych giữ tư tưởng thân Nga và lệ thuộc quá nhiều vào nước Nga, và có những chính sách đi ngược với lòng dân. 

Cùng lúc, Ukraine có tệ nạn tham nhũng tràn lan, làm cho những căng thẳng, bất mãn trong lòng xã hội trở nên gay gắt. 

Sau cuộc cách mạng ấy là một loạt các thay đổi trong hệ thống chính quyền Ukraine, cùng với việc khôi phục lại bản hiến pháp dân chủ trước đây và một cuộc bầu cử tự do. 

Những dự báo trong lòng xã hội Việt Nam 

Tôi cho rằng, dưới sự thống trị toàn diện của Đảng Cộng sản, Việt Nam giờ đây đã trở thành một xã hội mà rất đông người chỉ biết chạy theo lợi ích vật chất, sẵn sàng giẫm đạp lên nhau và bất chấp nhân cách. 

Bất công xã hội trở nên gay gắt, tham nhũng, lợi ích nhóm tràn lan từ trung ương cho đến địa phương như một quốc nạn mà không thể nào ngăn chặn được. 

Trước viễn cảnh ấy, con số người di cư tìm môi trường sống tốt hơn cứ tăng lên. 

Để giữ quyền lực, nhà cầm quyền thực hiện chế độ "công an trị" nhằm bóp nghẹt tự do ngôn luận, bỏ tù những người bất đồng chính kiến 

Theo thống kê của Tổ chức Di cư quốc tế (IMO) thì mỗi năm Việt Nam có khoảng 100.000 người di cư ra nước ngoài, chưa kể đến số lượng những người di cư bất hợp pháp. 

Năm 2019 vừa qua đã từng xảy ra một thảm kịch dẫn đến 39 người Việt chết ngạt trong xe container khi đang tìm đường nhập cư lậu vào nước Anh. 

Không ít quan chức cũng đã âm thầm chuyển tiền bạc, tài sản và đưa gia đình ra nước ngoài định cư, bởi bản thân họ cũng không còn tin rằng quyền lực của đảng sẽ chống đỡ được lâu dài, và kiểu cai trị ấy không thể mãi duy trì bằng tuyên truyền và súng. 

Để giữ quyền lực, nhà cầm quyền thực hiện chế độ "công an trị" nhằm bóp nghẹt tự do ngôn luận, bỏ tù những người bất đồng chính kiến. 

Sự kiện 3000 cảnh sát cơ động nửa đêm xông vào thôn Hoành để giết cụ già Lê Đình Kình một cách trái luật, hòng dập tắt phản kháng của người dân trong vấn đề thu hồi đất đai là một minh chứng, làm nhiều người rất phẫn nộ. 

Thêm nhiều thách thức hiện tại 

Lịch sử thế giới hàng nghìn năm từng xuất hiện nhiều trận đại dịch vô cùng đáng sợ, nó như khúc nhạc dạo đầu báo trước sự thay triều đổi đại hoặc cảnh báo sự bại hoại về đạo đức trong xã hội đương thời. 

Dịch bệnh do virus Covid-19 vẫn đang diễn ra ngày càng phức tạp ở Trung Quốc và Việt Nam mà chưa có một chuyên gia nào có thể đánh giá được hết những hậu quả về con người và kinh tế nó sẽ để lại. 

Bỏ mặc những cảnh báo ngay từ khi xảy ra dịch bệnh, nhà nước này vẫn mở cửa biên giới để những người từ tâm dịch Vũ Hán nhập cảnh ồ ạt vào Việt Nam. Đó là một sự tắc trách lớn. 

Thiết nghĩ, nếu Việt Nam trở thành ổ dịch thứ hai sau Trung Quốc, thì khi đó nhà cầm quyền không những phải đối mặt với những sức ép và chỉ trích mạnh mẽ từ phía người dân, mà còn là một thách thức lớn lên cả hệ thống chính trị. 

Cũng qua cuộc chiến thương mại Mỹ - Trung ta thấy Việt Nam với vai trò là nước có nền kinh tế lệ thuộc quá nhiều vào Trung Quốc thì khả năng khó tránh khỏi liên lụy nếu nền kinh tế Trung Quốc rơi vào suy thoái. 

thật khó có thể giả định trước được sự kiện nào hay thời khắc nào là "mồi lửa" châm ngòi để thay đổi xã hội 

Và một khi Trung Quốc muốn vượt qua những khủng hoảng ấy bằng cách thực hiện cải cách toàn diện, để trở thành một xã hội dân chủ, kinh tế vận hành theo quy luật thị trường, thì liệu điều đó có phải là một "mồi lửa" để Việt Nam thay đổi? 

Lịch sử mấy nghìn năm của Việt Nam đã từng chứng kiến sự hưng thịnh, suy tàn của biết bao triều đại. 

Mà điều đó diễn ra nhanh hay chậm đều phụ thuộc rất nhiều vào bản chất nhân nghĩa, chuẩn mực pháp luật hay bạo tàn của mỗi triều đại ấy. Mà Việt Nam hiện nay với một thể chế độc đảng toàn trị thì chắc chắn không thể nào tránh được. 

Tất nhiên thật khó có thể giả định trước được sự kiện nào hay thời khắc nào là "mồi lửa" châm ngòi để thay đổi xã hội. 

Như ví dụ các nước khác, từng có một sinh viên tự thiêu, hoặc một chính sách nào đó đi ngược lại với lòng dân làm quần chúng trở nên phẫn nộ. 

Rất rất nhiều sự kiện và đốm lửa khác nhau khó tiên liệu hết được, nhưng nhìn chung với một xã hội hủ bại như Việt Nam hiện nay thì bất kỳ một tình huống nào cũng dễ thành dấu mốc khép lại một triều đại, mở ra một trang sử mới, mà chính bản thân của rất nhiều người cộng sản còn lương tri vẫn đang ngày đêm trông đợi. 

Theo tôi, nếu xảy ra thì đó là một quy luật tất yếu của lịch sử. 


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