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Don't hand out cash to pensioners like communists! Russian bank chief insists under capitalism the elderly should pay their own way

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Elderly shopper in Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, Russia
Russia's top economic bosses are embroiled in a row over whether retirees should be able to count on handouts from the government, or if workers should be expected to set aside savings to cover their living expenses later in life.

Speaking to members of the Budget Committee in the country's Senate on Tuesday, the first deputy director of Russia's central bank, Sergey Shvetsov, told lawmakers that elderly people shouldn't be dependent on state funds.
"Helping pensioners, in my opinion, is a bit too late. Citizens should retire with a good pension package which, first and foremost, must be built up by themselves throughout their lives. This is called capitalism."
According to Shvetsov, efforts to bolster older peoples' incomes by raising the pension rate, as well as one-off sums offered up to help them with rising living costs, are a throwback to a bygone era.
"When a person retires and relies entirely on the state - this is called socialism. We are closer to our Soviet past on this front, and the proposal of the Central Bank is to transform this situation through encouraging and incentivizing citizens, as well as reforming pension institutions."

Comment: Considering the plandemic's effect on production, trade and consumption, whatever economic issues previously considered precarious are now magnified, especially for retirees. Note how 'the coronavirus' has eliminated a great swath of the elderly all around the globe...purposefully, some might conclude. Putin is right...there are no great options.


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Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy face federal charges for alleged sex acts with minor and spousal abuse

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Two evacuees from Afghanistan will face federal charges for crimes allegedly committed at Fort McCoy.

Bahrullah Noori, 20, is charged with attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor through the use of force. The victim was not yet 16 years old, according to an indictment.

Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, is charged with assaulting his spouse by strangling and suffocating her. The indictment alleges that the assault occurred on September 7, 2021.

Both men made initial appearances in Madison on September 16 and are being detained at the Dane County Jail.

Noori and Imaad are scheduled for arraignment Thursday, September 23.

If convicted, Noori faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years and a maximum of life in federal prison on the charges alleging use of force, and a maximum penalty of 15 years on the other two charges. Imaad faces a maximum penalty of 10 years.

These cases are not related, according to a Justice Department news release, which added:

The charges against them are the result of investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort McCoy Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Kraus is handling the Noori prosecution and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Corey is handling the Imaad prosecution.

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Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

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Migrants being released from US Border Patrol
Del Rio, Texas
Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a Greyhound bus to take them to a cousin in San Antonio.

The couple camped with thousands for a week under the bridge in Del Rio, Texas, sleeping on concrete and getting by on bread and bottled water. "I felt so stressed," Veillard, 25, said this week. "But now, I feel better. It's like I'm starting a new life."

Many Haitian migrants in Del Rio are being released in the United States, according to two U.S. officials, undercutting the Biden administration's public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion to Haiti.



Haitians have been freed on a "very, very large scale" in recent days, one official said Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter and thus spoke on condition of anonymity, put the figure in the thousands.

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'Eerie silence' as China's debt-laden property giant Evergrande misses payment deadline

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The Evergrande Center in Shanghai, China. The company has total debts of about $305bn (£222bn).
The embattled Chinese property developer Evergrande is inching closer to the potential default that investors fear, after missing an interest payment deadline.

The company, which has total debts of about $305bn (£222bn), has run short of cash and investors are worried a collapse could pose systemic risks to China's financial system and reverberate around the world.

A Thursday deadline for paying $83.5m (£61m) in bond interest passed without remark from Evergrande, and bondholders had not been paid nor heard from the company, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Comment: See also: Chinese regulators summon Evergrande property developer execs, warn debt poses systemic risk


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Ultra-orthodox Jewish female school principal to stand trial for 70 child sexual abuse charges in Australia

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Former principal of Adass Israel School in Melbourne's inner suburbs will stand trial on 70 charges of child sexual abuse (pictured, Leifer in a Jerusalem court in 2018)
Former ultra-orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has been ordered to stand trial on 70 child sexual abuse charges.

Leifer, 55, pleaded not guilty to all charges at the end of a committal hearing in Melbourne on Thursday.

The allegations relate to sisters Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper over incidents during Leifer's time at the Adass Israel School in the city's inner suburbs between 2004 and 2008.

Magistrate Johanna Metcalf said she believed the evidence presented during a hearing, which heard from all three sisters in closed court, was of sufficient weight to support a conviction.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Truth Perspective: Match Made in Heaven: The Surprising Similarities Between Radical Islam and Talmudic Judaism


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Abortions after 24 weeks if baby is disabled still allowed after UK high court dismisses legal challenge

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Mrs Carter says she will appeal the decision
Heidi Carter has failed to overturn the current abortion law which allows parents to terminate pregnancies where there is severe foetal abnormality at any time up until birth.

Heidi Carter wanted to end abortions on babies with disabilities after 24 weeks.

A 26-year-old woman with Down's syndrome has failed to overturn the UK's abortion laws, with the High Court ruling that unborn babies with disabilities can be aborted after 24 weeks.

Comment: Meanwhile in Russia: Russia to increase psychological, social & medical help available to pregnant women as country seeks to reduce abortions by 50%


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Texas lawmaker rips Biden over 'impeachable' offenses, urges Gov. Abbott to 'disregard him'

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© Adrees Latif/Reuters
Thousands of Haitian migrants camp out under the Del Rio International Bridge, Texas.
An angry Texas Republican blasted President Joe Biden, arguing he has committed "impeachable" offenses will urging GOP Gov. Greg Abbott "to start disregarding" him amid a worsening migrant crisis.

Rep. Chip Roy said, in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Biden ought to be impeached for refusing to deal with the situation along his state's border with Mexico, as more than a million migrants have crossed into the U.S. illegally since the president's January inauguration. Roy told Carlson:
"This is happening right now, and this president does not care. Article four, section four guarantees us a republican form of government and that the president and the federal government is supposed to protect us from invasion. He is failing, and he is willfully disregarding his duty to enforce the laws of the United States and faithfully execute the laws of the United States.

"Not only is it impeachable, but I believe that the governor of Texas ought to start disregarding this president and start taking into our own hands in Texas the need to secure the border of the United States for the welfare of the people. Not just us, but the migrants getting abused in the name — in the false name of compassion by Democrats who like to pat themselves on the back."
Roy's comments come amid reports that a mass of more than 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants have gathered under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, over the past 10 days, with thousands more reportedly on the way.

Comment: Biden's abandonment of a working protocol produced these dire circumstances. The cost to America in financial obligations, public scrutiny and support - combined with the legal disregard and outright attitude of this administration - is beyond estimation. Disillusioning migrants is unforgivable, breeding further hardship. Passed critical mass and unsustainable, rectifications should begin with Biden. He has a ticket to ride.
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FNC's Carlson on border crisis: Biden did this on purpose

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US President Joe Biden • Haitian Migrant Crisis
Tuesday, Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson speculated that the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, with the latest influx of Haitians at the Del Rio border crossing, was intentional.

Carlson said the crisis was part of establishing a long-term voting constituency for Democrats with immigrants, which have a different standard applied to them under the law compared to the ordinary American citizen.


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US murders up 30 percent in largest increase on record

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Murders rose nearly 30 percent in 2020, representing the largest increase on record, according to an analysis of FBI data by The New York Times.

The forthcoming FBI Unified Crime Report is expected to show that murders increased around 29 percent amid the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, eclipsing the previous largest one-year change of 12.7 percent in 1968.


Comment: Right on time. Social violence follows a roughly 50-year cycle. The political stress index in the U.S. is rising rapidly. The last time it did so was prior to the Civil War.


The new FBI data showed around 21,500 murders in 2020, almost 5,000 more than in 2019, the newspaper noted.

However, the national murder rate, or murders per 100,000 people, is still about one-third below the rate in the early 1990s.

About 77 percent of murders reported in 2020 were committed with a firearm, the highest share ever reported.

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Homeless man faces 7 years for allegedly underpaying for Mountain Dew by 43 cents

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© Alamy
A Pennsylvania man was jailed last month and charged with a felony after allegedly underpaying for a bottle of Mountain Dew soda by 43 cents, a penalty due largely in part to the state's three-strikes law.

Joseph Sobolewski walked into a convenience store in Perry County where there was a special for 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles: 2 for $3.

Sobolewski took one bottle, put down $2 on the counter and walked out, PennLive reported. The store called the police and he was arrested. What Sobolewski may not have known was that a single bottle of Mountain Dew cost $2.29, not $1.50.

So he actually shorted the store by 43 cents, or 29 cents for the bottle plus tax. He is being held on a $50,000 bond and faces up to seven years in prison.

"For me, I would get the deterrent factor if someone's thefts were getting worse or higher in value," said Brandon Flood, director of the state's Board of Parole, told the news outlet. "But the lack of discretion is what bothers me. It's problematic because it doesn't factor in the amount."

A criminal docket showed the bond was originally ordered as a cash bond before being modified to be "unsecured," meaning he could be released without giving the court any money, although the amount would remain the same.

Comment: Dura lex sed lex? Legalistic societies have a way of turning into lawless societies.