Don't Panic! Lighten Up!
There's a lady in Cuba who gets paid by the government for guarding iconic glasses on John Lennon statue
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00 UTC
In 1964, Fidel Castro declared a ban on Beatles' music in Cuba, as part of his all-out war against capitalism, but the band was so popular that people steel smuggled copied of their records into the island nation. But when John Lennon became an outspoken political dissident, criticizing the United States for its involvement in foreign affairs, Castro openly embraced him, and in the year 2000, on the 20th anniversary of Lennon's death on December 8th, he even unveiled a bronze statue of the legendary musician, in the Havana park that bears his name.
The statue of John Lennon sitting on a park bench quickly became a major tourist attraction, but also a target for thieves who loved nothing more than to steal the artist's iconic round-lens glasses. In the beginning, the Government would replace the stolen accessories with new ones, but the new pair wouldn't last long. It got really old really fast, and that's when Aleeda Rodriguez Pedrasa came into the picture, as the guardian of the glasses.
Comment: Quite the testament to Lennon's ideals, outspokenness and speaking truth to power.
See also: Power to the people: The legacy of John Lennon lives on
Waterford Whispers News
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:12 UTC
President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 US election and deliver a report before he left office, and was astounded at what the civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government found.
"The Russians are to blame for everything wrong with America today," Mr. Obama pointed out, reading from a ten page report into the CIA findings, "We didn't know until now how much the Russian's have influenced this whole planet over the last 50 years. Thankfully the CIA have accumulated all this evidence in just a matter of weeks, which is an incredible feat considering how long they took to find Osama Bin Laden, who we now believe was also backed by Russia".
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00 UTC
The Russians are breeding giant, venomous, shapeshifting squids that will be deposited in lakes and waterways all over North America, according to a prestigious British tabloid.
Like the sinister James Bond villain that he is and always will be, Russian President Vladimir Putin is always on the lookout for random objects and abstract concepts to "weaponize".
For readers who have lost track: Putin has already weaponized Syrian refugees, his own popularity, cockroaches, Judo, midlife crises, defense cuts, and Photoshop, among many, many others.
And now he has weaponized sea creatures.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:36 UTC
Russia's work on the much-desired ability to move instantly from one place to another was reported by The Telegraph back in the summer. Saying that a "Kremlin-backed research program" sought to make the technology a reality by 2035, the report said that the "multi-trillion pound" project had been presented to Putin.
"The goal is not as outlandish as it might seem," The Telegraph told its readers. It added that the project could be "part of a new Kremlin drive to boost Russia's IT sector," not forgetting to link it to "western government" fears that Russian "computing talent" has allegedly been used in "the most fearsome state-sponsored hacking and cyber-warfare programs on the planet."
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:34 UTC
Archpriest Valery Kolesnikov at the St. Nicholas Church in the Cossack town of Gubkinski has gathered thousands of views after a video of his impressive swordplay was posted online.
The video shows Kolesnikov engage in some graceful swordplay before demonstrating his impressive aikido moves.
Comment: "Better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war" - Chinese proverb :D
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:54 UTC
Warning: contains strong language
The Sun UK
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:59 UTC
The Siberian Times
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46 UTC
It took a total of seven buckets of warm water to melt the ice gripping Semyon's paws. 'It must have got under the car in the evening, looking for a warm place, fell asleep and all its paws got frozen solid by the morning,' said Sergey.
Sergey held the shaking cat while his wife ran back and forth from their house refilling the buckets. The front paws were freed fairly quickly, using two buckets of water. Semyon's back paws had sunk 6 centimetres into the snow which had then frozen thick.
Institute for Political Economy
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:48 UTC
President of Russia
28 November 2016
Dear President Putin,
I don't know what the pay scale for Russian agents is, but whatever I have coming to me please deposit in a Russian bank. The Swiss banks are no longer useful as the Swiss government allowed Washington to write its banking laws. Perhaps also you could line me up with a publisher for my memoirs—"My Life As A Putin Stooge."
We need to get on with this ASAP as the Washington Post has the FBI on my tail. They will be very angry at me for deceiving them all those years when I held top secret and higher security clearances while I was a Russian agent. Any day now the Washington Post might discover that my fellow KGB agent Ronald Reagan and I cut taxes on the rich in order to make capitalism so oppressive that the American people would rise up and overthrow it. Boy did we fool the left-wing!
I regret that the Washington Post got wise to me being a Russian agent, but it wasn't my fault. I think the leak came from one of those Atlanticist Integrationists you are stuck with in your government. Better check up on it as 200 of the Russian financed websites have already been exposed.
Better have someone bring me the passport and diplomatic appointment. I would be nabbed by TSA if I fly to Washington to collect the documents. A diplomatic appointment is better than asylum, because Washington, like the old Soviet Union, doesn't recognize political asylum. Just ask Julian Assange.
Don't let the Atlanticist Integrationists convince you that my exposure as a Russian agent is just a CIA ruse to plant an agent on you. My criticism of Washington's policy of raising tensions between nuclear powers and support of your policy of reducing tensions is not spy cover. I really do prefer that the world not be blown up in thermo-nuclear war. This is a suspect view in the US, but I hope it is an acceptable one in Russia.
Looking forward to that passport.
Paul Craig Roberts
Comment: Apparently the Kremlin is paying attention!
The Kremlin is ready to consider the issue of granting the Russian citizenship to Paul Craig Roberts, former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, if he were to file a corresponding application, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Roberts asked Russian President Vladimir Putin in an open letter for a Russian passport. The official reminded that Putin had granted citizenship to Steven Seagal, expressing hope that "being a Russian agent is as important as teaching martial arts to Russians." "A corresponding application needs to be filed in order to receive citizenship. It will be considered if it is filed," Peskov told RIA Novosti.
Much like the final act in a episode of Scooby Doo, the mystery of the moving neon road guides was actually the work of a mischievous little bird.
Road workers at New Zealand's Milford Sound, a popular destination for sightseers, became increasingly puzzled when traffic cones at the entrance of a one-way tunnel kept moving about when no one was looking.
One sneaky CCTV operation later and the mystery was solved. In the cutest possible way.