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который здесь.

Первым делом не могу не сказать: меня совершенно поразила [livejournal.com profile] test_na_trzvst , которая (не зная меня ни по ЖЖ, ни в жизни) угадала не только какие факты неверны, но и то, что неверны они не целиком.

Теперь по пунктам.


1. В молодости я занималась дзюдо и прямо в зале познакомилась с будущим мужем
- Чистая правда. Добавлю еще, что это происходило в спортивном клубе МГУ и мне было 17 лет.

2. Я пра-пра-внучатая племянница Шолома Алейхема
- Первый не совсем верный факт. Точнее, тут дело темное. Дальние родственники развлекаются генеалогией на сайте geni.com, и у них каким-то образом получилось. что сестра писателя приходится мне пра-пра-бабкой. Впрочем, имя этой предполагаемой сестры им так и не удалось выяснить, а если учесть, что настоящая фамилия писателя - Рабинович и людей с такой фамилией на свете чуть более чем дофига, вся история представляется крайне маловероятной.


3. Я перевела с английского языка на русский более 30 книг, в том числе книги одного Нобелевского и двух Букеровских лауреатов
- Чистая правда. Нобелевский лауреат - Манро, Букеровские - Байетт и Этвуд. См. список моих переводов, приколоченный наверху журнала.

4. У меня красный диплом по специальности "прикладная математика"
- Чистая правда, в комментариях к предыдущему посту отметился живой свидетель те, кто выжил и еще помнит

5. Я крестилась в 29 лет в храме, где настоятелем тогда был митрополит Антоний Сурожский
- Тоже чистая правда, этому свидетель [Bad username or site: ptitsalira, @ livejournal.com] но она, кажется, в ЖЖ больше не ходит, а жаль.

6. Я вышла замуж в 19 лет
- Чистая правда, в комментариях к предыдущему посту отметился живой свидетель те, кто выжил и еще помнит

7. Я занималась тестированием компиляторов C++ в IBM
- Тоже правда, но свидетелей не осталось бгг. Для колорита добавлю еще, что именно после этой работы я решила бросить программирование и ушла в переводчики-фрилансеры.

8. Меня не хотели брать на курсы переводчиков-референтов из-за плохого знания английского языка
- Как-то обидно мало человек выразили недоверие этому факту, а ведь он, казалось бы, противоречит пункту 3. На самом деле это тоже правда. К тому времени я, вероятно, знала английский лучше преподавателей курса (после английской спецшколы и постоянного чтения литературы на языке), но на собеседовании меня спросили "Ху из ёр супервайзор?", а я на беду свою не знала, что "супервайзор" означает "научный руководитель". Впрочем, мне все равно удалось как-то на эти курсы пролезть. подробностей за давностию лет не помню. 

9. Я принимала участие в проекте "Геном человека"
Тоже правда. После возвращения из Англии (см. п. 5) и до отъезда в Канаду я успела поработать в Институте молекулярной биологии в Москве. Занималась я в основном прикручиванием веб-интерфейса к утилите BLAST, это такая штука для поиска расшифрованных кусков генов в базе. Платили там так себе (зарплаты хватило бы либо на ежедневный проезд на автобусе на работу и обратно, либо на ежедневную тарелку супа и порцию гарнира в институтской столовой, но не на то и другое сразу), но зато был бесплатный интернет, что очень помогло подготовиться к отъезду в Канаду.

10. Я побывала на всех континентах, кроме Антарктиды
Второй неверный факт! На самом деле у меня еще не охвачены Южная Америка (в планах) и Австралия (пока не планирую, но кто знает, как жизнь сложится).


Спасибо за внимание, оставайтесь с нами!

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Укажите, какие 2 из этих фактов обо мне - выдумка.

1. В молодости я занималась дзюдо и прямо в зале познакомилась с будущим мужем

2. Я пра-пра-внучатая племянница Шолома Алейхема

3. Я перевела с английского языка на русский более 30 книг, в том числе книги одного Нобелевского и двух Букеровских лауреатов

4. У меня красный диплом по специальности "прикладная математика"

5. Я крестилась в 29 лет в храме, где настоятелем тогда был митрополит Антоний Сурожский

6. Я вышла замуж в 19 лет

7. Я занималась тестированием компиляторов C++ в IBM

8. Меня не хотели брать на курсы переводчиков-референтов из-за плохого знания английского языка

9. Я принимала участие в проекте "Геном человека"

10. Я побывала на всех континентах, кроме Антарктиды

World leaders, help us out here

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:55 am
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Jen Psaki на CNN инструктирует мировых лидеров, как им следует обращаться с идиотом Трампом. Инструкции можно себе представить прямо по заголовку, да и комментарии не нужны; оставлю просто ссылку на память.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

Art of the Deal

Sep. 18th, 2017 03:37 pm
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Тут много было разговоров про предателя Трампа и его предательскую сделку насчет DACA с Пелоси и Шумером; проблема, однако, предательством Трампа не исчерпывается. Дело в том, что нелегалы и активисты, их защищающие, охуели вконец почувствовали свою силу и хотят гораздо большего, так что Пелоси с Шумером тоже, оказывается, предатели, и сделка их с Трампом опять же предательская.

As Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, was speaking to a crowd in San Francisco, a group of so-called Dreamers or DACA recipients, people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, overtook the stage and began chanting.

“You called this press conference in our name to defend the so-called Dream Act, but you already traded in our parents in our name,” the crowd chanted among a series of other accusations.

<...>

“We demand a clean bill that protects immigrant youth without hurting our families,” the protesters chanted.

They accused Mrs. Pelosi and her fellow Democrats of giving into Mr. Trump’s “deportation machine” and accused her of using Dreamers as a “bargaining chip.”

Mrs. Pelosi was eventually forced to leave her event as protesters overtook the stage and continued chanting for over half an hour. She did not appear to respond to their accusations before leaving.

Интересно, у кого будет больше проблем с базой: у Трампа, чьи избиратели хотят стену и депортации нелегалов, или у демократов, от которых требуют полностью открытую границу и непрерывную амнистию.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

Identity Politics

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:26 am
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Увидел в рассудительной либеральной статье фразу “Black Lives Matter has delivered a wake-up call to every American with a conscience”. Сейчас как раз в Сен-Луисе свежий иллюстративный материал набирается про этот самый wake-up call to every American with a conscience – им там очередной судебный вердикт не понравился; пришлось сделать еще одну картинку. Глядишь, серия получится.

BLM delivering a wake-up call

Статья, кстати, была довольно громкая, вышла сразу после выборов прошлого года и называлась The End of Identity Liberalism. Автор, Mark Lilla, из нее потом сделал книгу, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, опубликованную месяц назад. Основная мысль там такая: “If you are going to mention groups in America, you had better mention all of them. If you don’t, those left out will notice and feel excluded.” Откуда автор выводит не менее неожиданную рекомендацию “We need a post-identity liberalism, and it should draw from the past successes of pre-identity liberalism.” Это все происходит в рамках пост-выборных демократических внутренних разборок про кто виноват и что делать; на книгу тут же возникли отзывы в диапазоне от “Mark Lilla Is Getting Identity Politics All Wrong” (более или менее внятное возражение в Politico, где пытаются доказать, что оно всегда так и было, поэтому надо продолжать) и до “What Liberals Get Wrong About Identity Politics” (какой-то укушенный левак в New Republic, для которого либералы слишком правые, а употребление термина identity politics всеми, кроме угнетенных, представляет собой, похоже, культурную аппроприацию). Захватывающая полемика. По-прежнему очень интересно, умеренные у них там победят или, наоборот, сторонники гипотезы о том, что из участников Oppression Olympics можно сколотить долговременную избирательную коалицию.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

Истериковедение

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:49 am
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В этих наших интернетах и прочей прессе регулярно употребляется слово “истерика”, как по делу, так и без, и по поводу правомерности употребления этого термина регулярно возникают разногласия. Люди в New York Times, видимо, решили положить этому конец и опубликовали колонку Charles M. Blow под названием Dispatch From the Resistance; на мой взгляд, этот текст может в дальнейшем служить как недосягаемый образец при обсуждении сравнительных достоинств разных истерик. Годится в Палату Мер и Весов под стекло.

I don’t care if I one day become the last man standing and the last one yelling. I shall remain until the end — mine or Trump’s. But I know well, and am comforted by the fact, that I am not alone. Millions of Americans see this travesty for what it is and share my disgust and indignation.

Был, конечно, вариант и покруче – бессмертное “Leave Britney alone”, – но там видео, а тут все-таки текст, писал как бы взрослый человек, редакторы читали. Так что оставлю на всякий случай, вдруг понадобится: “Видите, дети, вот так выглядит истерика”. Причем массовая – согласное гуденье комментаторов там тоже впечатляет немало.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

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Calling out anti-Blackness in the Latinx community means acknowledging that Latinx folks can be anti-Black, perpetuate anti-Black racism, and can be white supremacists.

Этот ресурс, Everyday Feminism, вообще какой-то удивительный: ко мне в ленту оттуда сыплется исключительно борьба за права BIPOCов, правами женщин и прочей подобной ерундой там как-то никто не интересуется. Может, впрочем, это сейчас весь феминизм такой, intersectionality же.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

Продолжение

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:23 pm
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will provide $1.2 trillion to fund the government past Sept. 30, and will allocate $1.6 billion towards President Donald Trump’s border wall.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

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For the last 100 years, Western colonialism has had a bad name. It is high time to question this orthodoxy. Western colonialism was, as a general rule, both objectively beneficial and subjectively legitimate in most of the places where it was found, using realistic measures of those concepts. The countries that embraced their colonial inheritance, by and large, did better than those that spurned it. Anti-colonial ideology imposed grave harms on subject peoples and continues to thwart sustained development and a fruitful encounter with modernity in many places. Colonialism can be recovered by weak and fragile states today in three ways: by reclaiming colonial modes of governance; by recolonising some areas; and by creating new Western colonies from scratch.

Профессор университета Портленда, между прочим, где антифа и прочий прогресс. Бесстрашный совершенно человек, надо полагать. Силы света еще не разобрались, шутит он так или всерьез пишет, но возмущенную петицию уже запустили для начала.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

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The person who leaked military documents and was convicted on 17 charges, including five counts of espionage and theft? Manning's sentence was eventually commuted by Obama. And so:

<< Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell on Thursday announced his resignation as a senior fellow at Harvard after the university named U.S. Army soldier-turned-convicted felon Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow.

Manning will take on the role at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the school said on its website >>
http://www.foxnews.com/…/harvard-under-siege-for-making-con…

I have checked the Harvard website, Manning's name is indeed posted there. Is Harvard an American or an anti-American university?

I remember how it started

Sep. 14th, 2017 09:11 am
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Here is my recollection of how the current discussions regarding the illegal immigration came to the forefront of the public attention. It was caused by a certain event that happened in 1995:

<< In a classic urban nightmare, about a dozen gang members surrounded "a car full of children" that took a wrong turn onto a graffiti-marred dead-end street in the dark early Sunday, blocked the vehicle as the driver tried frantically to escape, and then opened fire on the passengers.

A 3-year-old girl was killed, Los Angeles police said. Her 2-year-old brother, who was sitting in an infant car seat, and the car's driver were both wounded in the ambush in the gang-ridden Cypress Park neighborhood they accidentally strayed into as they were returning from a barbecue.

Stephanie Kuhen was hit in the head and mortally wounded in the barrage from handguns. Her brother Joseph, 2, was struck in the foot. The driver, Timothy Stone, 25, was shot in the back. Stephanie's mother, Robynn, 26, and her brother Christopher, 5, and uncle, David Dalton, 22, were unhurt.

No arrests had been made in what police are calling a completely unprovoked ambush shooting by Latino gang members in an area between railroad tracks and the hills of Mt. Washington in northeast Los Angeles. >>
http://articles.latimes.com/…/ne…/mn-47297_1_dead-end-street

There were other stories at about the same time, such as this one, described by the late Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington in his book "Who Are We?" (also with a reference to LA Times):

<< At a Gold Cup soccer game between Mexico and the United States in February 1998, the 91,255 fans were immersed in a "sea of red, white, and green flags"; they booed when "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played; they "pelted" the U.S. players "with debris and cups of what might have been water, beer or worse"; and they attacked with "fruit and cups of beer" a few fans who tried to to raise an American flag. This game took place not in Mexico City but in Los Angeles. "Something's wrong when I can't even raise an American flag in my own country," a U.S. fan commented, as he ducked a lemon going by his head. "Playing in Los Angeles is not a home game for the United States," a Los Angeles Times reporter agreed. >>

Back then, the attention of the public was caused by a realization that their American cities are no longer as American or safe as they used to be, and that the illegal immigration plays a significant role in this change. And now it is all very different - now we are supposed to back over backwards to make sure we do not inconvenience illegal aliens in any way and that we do not hurt their sensitivities. How did this shift happen - and why? Any ideas? The previous round of attention to the illegal immigration culminated in the so called "Operation Wetback," that was an extremely effective mass deportation action.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback
It also stands as a great illustration to the mantra about the alleged impossibility of deporting significant numbers of illegals being plain wrong. The current round leads to the both major parties racing each other to amnesting and legalizing as many illegals as possible. No country can survive like this.

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<< A monument commemorating “Star-Spangled Banner” author Francis Scott Key was vandalized in downtown Baltimore, officials said Wednesday. Photographs show the monument, at 1200 N. Eutaw St., covered with red paint and the words “racist anthem” written in black....
Key, a Maryland native who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” after the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, died in 1843 — almost two decades before the Civil War began — and was not a Confederate. >>

Also, note this:
<< McCarthy [a spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D)] said there were no plans to remove the Key statue.

“Those conversations may take place in the future, but they’re certainly not part of any conversations taking place in the city of Baltimore right now,” he said. >>
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/memorial-to-racist-franc…/…

Do you still think it is just about the Confederacy?

A related story:

<< One of the things that make Reed [College] academically special is Humanities 110, its required freshman lecture course in Western civilization. Taught by a team of experts on different authors and periods, and with a syllabus that includes Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Thucydides, Plato, Virgil, Ovid, the Book of the Dead, and parts of the Bible, it's the kind of course that students at many another high-profile college shut down a couple of decades ago.

In 1987, Jesse Jackson led hundreds of Stanford students in the chant: “Hey hey, ho ho, Western civ has got to go.” Two years later, Stanford's Western Culture course was replaced with a more “inclusive” program. But somehow the Western civ course at Reed survived.

That may change soon. In an article published last fall in the college magazine, Reed alumus Chris Lydgate recalled how much he'd loved the course when he took it three decades ago, but noted that students were now tagging it as “an example of institutional racism” that “conveys the surreptitious message that white men are the authentic source of thought and civilization.”

Claiming that the works taught in the course have played a role “in colonialism, racism, and slavery,” these students were demanding that the course be revised to “include a history of the Western canon as racist and anti-black.” >>
https://pjmedia.com/…/11/campus-chaos-comes-to-reed-college/

What can I say? Yes, it is hard to brainwash people into the doctrine of "multiculturalism" and yet let them see all the contributions made by the "majority culture", especially if these contributions are viewed in the positive light.

daca-daca-daca-daca-daca-da!

Sep. 14th, 2017 04:14 am
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Это все, конечно, качественный цирк, как и предыдущие вопли по поводу “отмены DACA” фашистом Трампом, но результат вырисовывается вполне однозначный: фашист Трамп “отменил DACA” явно затем, чтобы Конгресс дримеров тут оставил. А уж что конкретно удастся под это дело еще пропихнуть, будет видно дальше. Вполне возможно, вообще ничего не удастся: репутация Stupid Party не на пустом месте образовалась.

UPD:

Democratic leaders on Thursday clarified that they did not reach a final deal with President Trump on protections for young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“President Trump’s tweets are not inconsistent with the agreement reached last night,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

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Sep. 13th, 2017 09:36 am
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During the few recent years, Confederate statues have been removed (in lawful procedures and otherwise), names of places have been changed. A couple of years ago, Memphis city council voted to remove not only a monument but also a couple of graves. And now "Gone with the Wind" screenings have been pulled because of being "insensitive".

My big question to you is this: why now?

First of all, just to get this out of the way. No, I do NOT see the American Civil War as a war of good (the North) against evil (the South). There is much to say about this, including on the issue of slavery and race relations in general, but I am not going to do it in this post. I am just making a point that the conflict between the North and the South was not at all a simple matter to judge, while I leave the discussion of merits and problems of the both sides to another day.

Well, perhaps I should mention just one fact, as a brief illustration. It is the Grant's Order No. 11 that stated that: “The Jews, as a class violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department… are hereby expelled from [Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi] within 24 hours.” But let us not digress.

What is incontrovertible is that the war, while starting in a somewhat mild way, turned quite barbaric eventually. It was a total war, and the Grant and Sherman won it in a very brutal way. Do you realize, for instance, that the city of Atlanta was burned _after_ it had already been captured by the northern troops? The residents were ordered out, and the city set on fire. All in all, the South was brutalized and suppressed, and an occupational military force (officially called by this name) was posted in the southern states for years. The so called reconstruction was a clear imposition of the way of life of the conquering country upon the defeated land.

The result was quite natural. The North came to be hated by nearly half of the country, and the South saw itself largely as not a part of the same country as the North. Before the war, the majority of the US military officers were of southern origin. After the war, men of the South did not want to join the military of the conquerors. The war that had preservation of the Union as its stated aim lead to the great alienation (to say the least) of the part of the country that wanted out in the first place.

All that was eventually realized, and great efforts were extended in order to achieve reconciliation. They were largely successful, but it took decades for the wounds to heal. The people of the South were repeatedly told - and shown - that they are Americans too (and this statement was used in all sorts of slogans). The dignity of the both sides was acknowledged. There were eventually joint reunions for the surviving Civil War veterans from the both sides, like this one in 1913:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVjD2DaB4bY

And so, why are the graves dug up again now (and sometimes the suggestions are to do it literally)? Why are the Confederate statues toppled, the battle flags of the South removed, the names of the southern man erased from the titles of the streets, and so on? Who wants to reopen the (relatively recently) healed wounds? Who wants (and are quite successful) to split this country in two once again?

Do not deceive yourself. All this is NOT about just the Confederate States of America. It is just that the Confederates are the most defenseless part of our history at the moment, and a very convenient application point for the old and reliable method of "divide and conquer". It will not stop there - and it is not stopping there already. Here is just a couple of examples:

<< A monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the first one erected to the Italian explorer in America — was vandalized....
A video posted to YouTube on Monday by a user named “Popular Resistance” shows a man striking the base of the monument near Herring Run Park repeatedly with a sledgehammer. Another person holds a sign that reads: “Racism, tear it down.” Another sign is taped to the monument reading: “The future is racial and economic justice.” >>
http://www.baltimoresun.com/…/bs-md-ci-columbus-monument-20…

and

<<The Thomas Jefferson Monument, which sits just outside a rotunda at the University of Virginia -- which Jefferson also founded -- was cloaked in black Tuesday evening, and adorned with signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and “TJ is a racist,” local media reported. Nearly 100 students came together to deface the statue, chanting, “No Trump, No KKK, no racist U-V-A,” the Washington Times reported. >>
http://www.foxnews.com/…/black-lives-matter-targets-jeffers…

To be sure, this is not a huge and unexpected news to anybody who has been following these matters. The Columbus Day has long been replaced with all sorts of "Indigenous Peoples Days" by municipalities and school districts. Here is one of the latest cases, this time from Los Angeles:
https://www.vibe.com/…/los-angeles-indigenous-peoples-day-…/

And the Founders have long been labeled racists, etc. by the activists.

The attacks are not just on the Confederates. The attacks are on all those who belong to what is euphemistically called "the majority culture". And the mandatory talks for students regarding "the majority privilege" are a part of exactly the same process. These people will NOT be satisfied by destroying just the Robert E. Lee statues.

Симметрия

Sep. 12th, 2017 08:22 am
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Schumer: Democrats eyeing ways to disband Trump’s election commission

“[The commission is] a nasty solution in search of a problem. The election integrity commission ought to be disbanded. We will be looking for ways to do that legislatively. The real threat of election integrity comes not from voter fraud but from foreign meddling and cyber attacks,” Schumer said.

Вот расследование Мюллера – это никак не nasty solution in search of a problem. Мюллер пусть ищет, авось и найдет чего-нибудь, не Russian Collusion, про которое уже забыли все, так хоть какое-нибудь уклонение от налогов помощника секретаря временного заместителя одного из руководителей трамповского избирательного штаба. А расследовать жульничество на выборах никак нельзя, недопустимая совершенно вещь, вдруг они тоже чего-нибудь найдут?

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Sep. 11th, 2017 07:23 pm
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На фейсбуке повесили видео о Рике Рескорла, начальнике безопасности Моргана Стенли. "Когда была отдана команда всем оставаться на своих местах, Рескорла игнорировал эту команду и заставил работников Моргана Стенли эвакуироваться". Спас 2700 человек, с высоких этажей, то есть иначе у них шансов не было. Потом пошел другим помогать и погиб. Светлая память.

Но меня еще заинтересовала судьба тех, кто отдал команду "всем оставаться на местах". Что с ними стало, крепок ли их сон, какой у них нынче вид из окон?
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DACA means "Deferred Action". It is really "Deferred Deportation". And so one would imagine that DACA recipients should not be surprised even if they are actually deported once their two-year deferral is over. But, as that person has pointed out, THIS PROGRAM WAS MARKETED TO THEM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT. And I am in total agreement with that point. Yes, I am sure that it was presented to them as the first step on their way to citizenship. Why the name then? That's very simple. The name was designed to pacify the American public, to present it as simply a deferral of the upcoming deportation or other action, as nothing to worry about. And so, here is my question. Why do the left worry so much about hurting the sensitivity of the illegals, who may discover that they counted on staying here permanently but will actually not (yet) have their legal status, but the same people totally do not care about the American people being deceived by being presented various kinds of amnesties as no more than some minor and totally legal technicalities, nothing to pay attention to?

Another case of such a deceit is the mantra about the illegals having to learn English, pay back taxes and a fine, etc. While this is said, there are numerous waivers in place for people who cannot afford to pay this or that fine or fee.

And so, once again, why do the left care about the sensitivities and feelings of the illegals so much while at the same time deceiving the American public and not caring for them (the public) being shocked after discovering that something that sounds as benign as "deferred deportation" actually turns to be an intended permanent measure aimed as a springboard for amnesting the illegals?

Ко вчерашнему

Sep. 9th, 2017 11:23 am
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Забавно, что Лимбо в своей болтовне про точность прогнозов оказался прав. Вместо того, чтобы приехать в Майами, ураган заворачивает за угол и теперь, возможно, ударит по Тампе – если только опять не передумает назло метеорологам. Причем заметно потерял в мощности.

For days, the forecast had made it look as if the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people could get hit head-on with the catastrophic and long-dreaded Big One.

The swing in the hurricane’s projected path overnight caught many on Florida’s Gulf coast off guard. By late morning, few businesses in St. Petersburg had even put plywood or hurricane shutters on their windows, and some locals groused about the change in the forecast.

“For five days, we were told it was going to be on the east coast, and then 24 hours before it hits, we’re now told it’s coming up the west coast,” said Jeff Beerbohm, a 52-year-old entrepreneur in St. Petersburg. “As usual, the weatherman, I don’t know why they’re paid.”

Это все, понятно, не добавляет убедительности теории Лимбо о сговоре телевизионщиков с продавцами батареек, – телевизионщики безо всяких батареек истерики закатывают каждый день, работа такая, – но та статья в Washington Post выглядит теперь особенно смехотворно. Автор (с нетривиальным именем Callum Borchers и соответствующим лицом) сокрушается там, что действия Трампа по дискредитации прессы могут привести к трагическим последствиям. На мой взгляд, пресса делает для своей дискредитации куда больше, чем Трамп, да и начала гораздо раньше.

Я, кстати, вчера не заметил, что идея про “Раш Лимбо объясняет, что никакого урагана нет” принадлежит все-таки Борчерсу, а не Scholar-Vit’у. На самом деле Scholar-Vit ничего от себя не доформулировал, разве что слово “perhaps” утратил в процессе вместе с прочими нюансами. А так все лавры принадлежат Washington Post: “Thus we have two of the president’s biggest promoters in the media telling people that news about a storm — or perhaps even the storm itself — is fake.”

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