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-Great Cultural Revolution
Disney Debuts New LGBTQ Pride Children's Collection
[Newsmax.com] As corporate America readies rainbow filters for company logos for Pride month in June, Disney launched a new LBGTQ Pride Collection of merchandise aimed at children.

From rainbow backpacks and pins, to children’s T-shirts and tumblers with reusable straws, Disney’s new collection has it all for the child who likes Marvel, Mickey or Star Wars, but wants to be an LGBTQ ally.

For the family with four-legged, furry children, Disney has rainbow-colored pet collars and leashes.

"The Disney Pride Collection was created by LGBTQIA+ employees and allies at The Walt Disney Company and is a reflection of their incredible contributions and place at the heart of the company," the company said on its website. "We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ community everywhere."

"The Walt Disney Company will be donating all of our profits from the Disney Pride Collection sales now through June 30, 2022 to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ youth and families," the company continued. "This includes sales of Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars Pride Collection merchandise."

In the United States, profits from the sale of items in the collection will be donated to the Ali Forney Center, GLSEN, LGBTQ Center OC, Los Angeles LGBT Center, PFLAG National, SF LGBT Center, The Trevor Project and the Zebra Coalition.

The various organizations the profits will be donated to offer support for LGBTQ children and advocate for gender-affirming education in schools.

Disney also lists organizations it will be donating to in Europe, Latin America, and Asia and the South Pacific on its website.

After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state’s Parental Rights in Education Act into law in March, Disney CEO Bob Chapek apologized to the LGBTQ community for not being "a stronger ally in the fight for equal rights," according to USA Today.

The Florida law bans classroom instruction of gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through third grade.

At a recent company meeting about Florida’s parental rights law, Disney corporate President Karey Burke said, "I'm here as a mother of two queer children actually — one transgender child and one pansexual child."

"We have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories, and yet we don't have enough leads and narratives in which gay characters just get to be characters," she said.

She pledged to do more to increase the number of LGBTQ characters and storylines in future company projects.

There has also been intense scrutiny into the company’s hiring practices.

In 2014, CNN reported that there were "at least 35 Disney employees arrested since 2006 and accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography."

A recent Trafalgar poll showed that 68% of Americans are "less likely to do business with Disney" as a result of their LGBTQ agenda.

(Pictures at link.)
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#1  Target introduced a line of clothing featuring Black Lives Matter and Love is Love just for kids.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 05/19/2022 6:33 Comments || Top||

I guess Disney is going after the untapped market of LGBTQ??? Which is approximately only 2 to 4% of the population (depending the state).
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/19/2022 6:44 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 - Consumers shift again, as Target announces a shocking drop in profits
Posted by: Frank G || 05/19/2022 6:56 Comments || Top||

#4  ...well, yep.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/19/2022 7:00 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ The coming government price controls will likely finish these retailers off. Not to worry however, they will be fully staffed and re-open overnight as US Government food distribution centers.

Don't forget to bring you ration books and stamps.

* See FDIC and banking industry for further details.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Target = Walmart for stuck up people.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/19/2022 7:02 Comments || Top||

#7  ...and who actually dress to go outside.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/19/2022 7:10 Comments || Top||

Top Trans Medical Org Used Castration Fetish Site For Research To Develop Guidance For Doctors
[DailyCaller] The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) developed its latest medical guidelines using information from a site that hosts pedophilic fantasy pornography and castration fetish content.

WPATH, which sets medical standards for transgender medical procedures according to U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, released new draft guidelines Dec. 3, 2021 which include "eunuch" as a gender identity. The organization pulled information from a website called "Eunuch Archive," which hosts thousands of members who discuss their castration fantasies and, according to WPATH, hosted a popular post providing instructions for self-castration.

WPATH referenced stories of self-castration shared on the site to argue that healthcare providers must castrate individuals for their own safety if they believe a person will likely chemically or surgically castrate themselves outside of the formal medical setting otherwise.

"For the purpose of Standards of Care, we define eunuch as an individual assigned male at birth whose testicles have been surgically removed or rendered non-functional, and who identifies as a eunuch," the guidance states. "They ask for castration, to become eunuchs, because they are eunuch-identified. They may also benefit from eunuch community because of the identification — with or without actual castration."
How do you render your cojones non-functional?... No! I don't wanna know!
The guidance also claims "eunuch-identified people may suffer the same minority stress as other stigmatized groups."

WPATH said its guidance drew heavily from the Eunuch Archive, which it calls "the greatest wealth of information about contemporary eunuch-identified people" while also acknowledging the site contains misinformation and sexual fantasies.
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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Elon Musk to vote GOP for first time because Democrats are 'party of division & hate'
Billionaire Elon Musk stepped up his criticism of the Democratic Party on Wednesday, revealing he has switched his allegiance to the GOP and expects left-leaning lawmakers to target him in the days ahead.

Musk slammed the Democrats in a scathing tweet following weeks of heated debate over his planned Twitter takeover – with left-leaning pundits and lawmakers such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York among those who have slammed the move.

“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party,” Musk said. “But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.”

“Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold …,” he added.
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Mideast sandstorms snarl traffic, close schools, harm health
This may have something to do with the general quietness in the region recently.
[Rudaw] Sandstorms across the Middle East have delayed flights, closed schools and hospitalised thousands -- a phenomenon experts say could worsen as climate change warps regional weather patterns.

Saudi Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
on Tuesday became the latest country blanketed with dust that slowed traffic and made iconic towers in the capital difficult to see from more than a few hundred metres (yards) away.
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-Land of the Free
Supreme Court Allows Police to Use Warrantless Real-Time Cell Phone Data to Sweep Americans Into Digital Data Dragnet
[Rutherford] WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling that allows police to warrantlessly track people’s location and movements through their personal cell phones, despite longstanding Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions against warrantless searches and seizures and growing concerns about the government’s massive surveillance networks. The Rutherford Institute had filed an amicus brief in Hammond v. U.S., challenging the practice as unconstitutional, especially when used by police to pinpoint a person’s location with much greater precision than ever before, whether that person is at home, at the library, a political event, a doctor’s office, etc.

"Americans are being swept up into a massive digital data dragnet that does not distinguish between those who are innocent of wrongdoing, suspects, or criminals. Cell phones have become de facto snitches, offering up a steady stream of digital location data on users’ movements and travels," said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People. "Added to that, police are tracking people’s movements by way of license plate toll readers; scouring social media posts; triangulating data from cellphone towers and WiFi signals; layering facial recognition software on top of that; and then cross-referencing footage with public social media posts, all in an effort to identify, track and eventually round us up. This is what it means to live in a suspect society."
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#1  Available on Amazon for less than $20.

Faraday Bag, Wisdompro 2 Pack RFID Signal Blocking Bag Shielding Cage Pouch Wallet Case for Cell Phone Privacy Protection and Car Key FOB, Anti-Spying Pouch, Anti-Tracking Case Blocker - Black
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 3:47 Comments || Top||

#2  No cell phone for me.
Posted by: Dale || 05/19/2022 3:55 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty To Killing Unarmed Civilian In Ukraine Trial
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Guerrillas blow up a Russian armoured train in captured Melitopol - media
[Pravda] In captured Melitopol, the Ukrainian resistance movement has managed to blow up a Russian armoured train as it was transporting soldiers and equipment.

Source: local media; Mirror of the Week, quoting the Defence Headquarters of the Zaporizhzhia region

Details: Eyewitnesses in Melitopol reported hearing explosions and gunfire in the area of the meat-packing plant. Local journalists later confirmed that Ukrainian guerrillas had remotely detonated an armoured train near the meat-packing plant in Melitopol.

The train consisted of 10 cars. The explosion was carried out under a car carrying personnel from Russian occupying units, who were rotating.

The explosion damaged two railway tracks. The armoured train has now been stopped, and the fuel and lubricant cars following the armoured train have also been blocked.
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#1  Alas, Strelnikov...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/19/2022 0:36 Comments || Top||

Ukrainian Perspective: Invasion of Ukraine: May 18th, 2022
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[Korrespondent] 23:43 Zelensky announced that he had signed decrees on the extension of wartime and the period of general mobilization: "We are obliged to drive out the invaders and guarantee Ukraine real security. That is why I signed decrees on the extension of the legal regime of wartime and the period of general mobilization. I hope that VR will will support it in the near future.

23:39 Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar again urged not to accept Russian statements about Azov: "I understand that everyone wants to know at least some information, but the rescue operation is underway. This is the first. Secondly, negotiations are underway, because the rescue operation itself has several difficult steps. This process is very sensitive. Any information that we release can be harmful both to the process and to our defenders."

23:27 EU countries should think about a noticeable strengthening of their defense capabilities, Borrell said: "We need a modern air defense system, we need drones, we need coast guards and assets related to cyber and space." Borrell also called on European countries to unify the weapons of their national armies, because now they are very fragmented.

In turn, the Deputy Head of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestagen, called on the EU countries to jointly expand investments in the field of defense. According to the latest data, the European Union has increased military spending by 20% over the past 20 years, while Russia - by 300%, and China - by 600%.

23:24 Near Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber, said Yuri Kochevenko, officer of the separate 95th Special Operations Brigade.

23:16 Arestovich considers Zelensky's proposal to extend martial law for 90 days, until the end of summer, to be fair. According to him, "every time" extending martial law for 30 days is giving false hopes to Ukrainians: "It is quite clear to me that this war is unlikely to end by autumn."

23:08 Victory for Ukraine will be the liberation of all territories occupied by Russia and the full payment of all compensation, Kuleba said in an interview with the Dutch edition of NRC: "Victory is the liberation of the occupied territories, including Crimea and Donbass. Payment of reparations. Condemnation of war criminals and those who committed crimes against humanity. Strengthening Ukraine's place in European integration. These are the four elements that for me are integral components of victory."

The Foreign Minister also expressed confidence that sooner or later negotiations with the aggressor will take place anyway, and Kyiv is ready to agree to them even despite difficult emotions.

23:02 In the coming weeks, NATO does not expect significant success on either side of the Russian-Ukrainian war, an alliance military official familiar with intelligence told CNN: "I think we will be in a stalemate for a while."

According to the source, NATO now notes that the balance of power has shifted in favor of Ukraine, and discussions continue in the alliance about whether Kyiv can regain control over Crimea and Donbass. At the same time, the interlocutor said that he believes in Ukraine's ability to win back its territories - "not now, not soon, but if they can continue the fight, I think so." However, he expressed uncertainty about the appropriateness of this because of the likely negative reaction of the local population.

22:29 The United States will cooperate with Finland and Sweden in the event of any external aggression against them, while the issue of their membership in NATO is being considered, Biden said. He also once again assured that Washington strongly supports the entry of the Scandinavian countries into the North Atlantic Alliance, because this will further strengthen defense cooperation and will be useful for all allies. Earlier, similar guarantees were provided by Great Britain and a number of other NATO countries.

22:04 NATO leadership believes that in the coming weeks, neither Ukraine nor Russia will be able to achieve a significant advantage in the theater of warfare, an official at the alliance's headquarters told CNN on condition of anonymity. At the same time, NATO agrees that the advantage is now on the side of Ukraine, in particular due to heavy weapons supplied by the West.

At the headquarters of the alliance, they are discussing the possibility that the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be able to return the occupied Crimea and Donbas by military means.

21:59 In the Kiev region, 1288 bodies of dead civilians have already been found, said Andriy Nebitov, head of the Main Directorate of the National Police of the region. According to him, most of them were shot with automatic weapons. Law enforcers continue to find in the region the burial place of the killed people.

21:52 US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that a bill to allocate $ 40 billion for weapons for Ukraine is likely to be approved on Thursday, May 19, reports The Guardian.

21:34 Today, five shellings were carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation in the Sumy region and two in the Chernihiv region, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. The longest shelling lasted about an hour - the Russians fired mortars from the direction of the village of Zernovoe through the territory near one of the border settlements of the Shostka district of the Sumy region. There are no losses.

21:22 The captured fighters of Azov were transferred to the pre-trial detention center of Rostov-on-Don, as well as to Taganrog, the BBC reports, citing Russian media. In particular, 89 Azov people were brought to Taganrog, while sources say that "they will be further distributed from Taganrog."

20:58 In the Donetsk region, as a result of today's Russian shelling, ten civilians were killed - seven in Liman and three in Bakhmut (among them one child), said the head of the OVA Pavel Kirilenko. Another seven civilians were injured.

20:56 G7 is preparing a package of financial assistance to Ukraine. According to The Washington Post, we are talking about 15 billion euros. It is planned that the package will cover three months with funding primarily through grants.

20:50 Croatia, following Turkey, may vote against NATO expansion to Sweden and Finland. President Zoran Milanovic intends to instruct the republic's ambassador to NATO to vote against the entry of the Scandinavian countries into the alliance until the issue of reforming the electoral legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is resolved, AP writes.

20:32 Zelensky spoke on the phone with the new UAE President Mohammed bin Zeid al-Nahyan. We discussed the possibilities of providing Ukraine with fuel, the threat to global food security. Zelensky invited the UAE to participate in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

20:23 The ship grouping of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the northwestern part of the Black Sea today consists of seven landing and four missile ships, the Operational Command Pivden reported.

20:21 Ukrenergo said that the supply of electricity from Ukrainian power plants to Russia is currently physically impossible.

20:19 The US Embassy in Ukraine after a three-month break resumed work in Kiev, writes Reuters.

20:02 Podolyak said that it is impossible to conduct negotiations with Russia today, because she "still does not understand the consequences of the war, she has illusions that they can achieve certain military successes in eastern Ukraine - this is not so."

“They still harbor the illusion that they can fight off sanctions that have not yet begun to work to their full potential, and Russia is not yet suffering from sanctions in the way that an aggressor state should suffer. But this is not so, and by mid-summer they will already suffer in Russia has not yet fully understood that it has become a rogue state," the adviser to the head of the Presidential Office said.

20:01 President of the European Council Charles Michel proposed to intensify the EU enlargement process: "We must make the enlargement process more efficient and lively. This process is now a zero-sum game. All or nothing. And this causes great disappointment on both sides. 19 years have passed "since we started in Thessaloniki the prospect of expanding into the Western Balkans. Negotiations for expansion have been dragging on... For good and bad reasons. And now we have requests from Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia."

19:58 The "head" of the Chernobayev administration, Yuriy Turulev, reported that the Ukrainian army was shelling the village.

19:50 The State Bureau of Investigation suspects the deputy director of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant of desertion and helping the Russians to seize the nuclear power plant.

19:26 Podolyak said that not only Macron, but also "some other people from the European political community" offered to cede the sovereignty of Ukraine in exchange for ending the war.

19:23 Aksyonov said that he sees the future of Kherson and Zaporozhye regions together with Crimea "within the borders of one state."

18:50 US laws do not allow confiscation in favor of Ukraine of property seized in connection with sanctions against the Russian Federation, Finance Minister Jennet Yellen said at a G7 meeting: "This is not something legal in the US, and other countries, as you know, are also facing with issues of legality in this context."

18:46 The Ukrainian military liberated Dementievka, Kharkiv region , the General Staff reports.

18:24 Germany will provide the Czech Republic with 15 Leopard 2 tanks as part of military assistance to Ukraine - in exchange for the heavy military equipment that Prague supplied to Kiev, the German Defense Ministry said.

18:13 The European Commission has taken the initiative to create a mechanism to rebuild Ukraine (Rebuild Ukraine) for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, the press service of the EC. Recovery efforts should be led by the Ukrainian authorities in close cooperation with the EU and other key partners such as the G7 and G20 and third countries, as well as international financial institutions and international organizations.

18:11 Zhytomyr Mayor Sergei Sukhomlin said that children will no longer learn Russian in the city's schools: "There is no place for the Russian language in Ukrainian schools. If necessary, we will arrange group or individual consultations in schools to understand the terminology."

18:10 Ukrainian football player and coach Andriy Shevchenko became the first ambassador of the United24 global fundraising platform in support of Ukraine, the launch of which was announced by Zelensky.

18:08 Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin visited the occupied Melitopol, where he said that "the prospect of the Zaporozhye region is to work in our friendly Russian family." According to him, Russia will finance and restore all "liberated territories of Ukraine." The Russian Federation also plans to "launch the maximum turnover of the ruble." According to him, in the Zaporozhye region, residents will receive pensions and salaries in rubles in May, and gradually the ruble will replace the hryvnia.

As for the operation of the Zaporizhzhya NPP, as Khusnullin said, "if the energy system of Ukraine is ready to receive and pay, then it will work for Ukraine. If it does not accept, then it will work for Russia."

18:01 In the "DNR", the occupiers are trying to establish the work of critical infrastructure institutions, sending "verified personnel" there. But mass mobilization led to an acute shortage of employees at most sites. In particular, according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the leadership of the Donetsk Railway appealed to the occupation administrations with a request to demobilize their employees to carry out urgent measures to repair and maintain the railway infrastructure.

"DPR authorities" send to war not only employees of strategic enterprises, but also students, people with chronic diseases and even the disabled. And in order to save financial resources, the Donetsk "leaders" reduce the salary for the "mobilized" at their main place of work. Employers were allowed to charge them the so-called bare salary without raises and bonuses, which is much less than the usual average monthly earnings.

17:55 Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Russian response to Finland's decision to join NATO "would be a surprise, but the measures would be military."

17:41 The Pentagon considers the defenders of Mariupol and Azov become heroes, US Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said: "The soldiers who continued to resist, acting so bravely and so skillfully ... It is admirable to think how long they were able to hold out. President Zelensky called them heroes - I think we can all agree on that."

17:38 The governments of the Czech Republic and Germany were the first of the NATO countries to approve the accession of Finland and Sweden to the alliance on the day the application was submitted by the Scandinavian countries.

17:36 The sixth package of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation is again blocked due to Hungary's position on the oil embargo, European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said.

17:33 The Lugansk region was left without electricity - the last large substation was de-energized, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Gaidai.

17:28 George Orwell's 1984 dystopian novel is being withdrawn from sale in Belarus . The order to confiscate the book was received by the publishers, reports the independent Belarusian publication Nasha Niva.

17:26 There is a threat of complete extinction of the Sea of ​​​​Azov, said the mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko. According to him, the bombardment of Azovstal could have damaged the technical structure holding back tens of thousands of tons of concentrated hydrogen sulfide solution. Its leakage will completely kill the flora and fauna of the Sea of ​​Azov.

Further, hazardous substances can enter the Black and Mediterranean Seas. Boychenko stressed that it is necessary to immediately allow international experts and the UN to the facility to study the situation and prevent a world-class environmental catastrophe.

17:14 Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Ukraine allegedly deployed air defense systems on the territory of the Odessa film studio.

17:10 Moldovan President Maia Sandu said from the rostrum of the European Parliament that the Russian military should be withdrawn from Pridnestrovie, since their presence violates the neutrality of the country.

17:08 The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, supported Macron's proposal to create a European political community with countries wishing to join the EU. According to him, this idea will be discussed at the June EU summit. Macron has previously explained that such a structure is needed to admit countries such as Ukraine, which are awaiting consideration of the application for membership in the European Union. In his opinion, Britain could also enter there.

16:43 On May 17, the occupiers fired at a convoy of cars with civilians from Gradov in the Kherson region near the village of Davydov Brod. As a result, three people were killed and six more were injured, the Office of the Prosecutor General said.

16:38 Turkey has blocked the start of negotiations on NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, DPA reports, citing sources in the alliance.

16:29 The Russian military abducted an employee of Suspіlny Aleksey Vorontsov in occupied Kherson, his wife said.

16:13 Russia uses Zadira laser weapon systems in Ukraine - thus the Kremlin decided to reduce the consumption of expensive missiles. According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov, laser weapons capable of physically hitting targets are already being used in the war against Ukraine.

15:57 The European Central Bank urged banks to brace for tough times as the war in Ukraine hit the economy and a sudden jump in interest rates makes markets more volatile. ECB Chief Comptroller Andrea Enria said banks should revise their forecasts and capital trajectories in light of the new macroeconomic picture, also taking into account unfavorable scenarios.

15:35 The Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated one of the best Siberian snipers, the commander of the squad of a rifle company of snipers, Sergei Tsarkov from the Trans-Baikal Territory. Russian media report on his death, he was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage.

15:34 On May 18, on the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, Zelensky signed a law on the social protection of political prisoners and prisoners of war. "This law is to protect all those ordinary, peaceful, civilian people who suffered from the repressions of the invaders and who were captured by them," the president said.

15:27 Russian military Vadim Shishimarin, who is on trial in Ukraine, pleaded guilty to the murder of a civilian in the Sumy region. This is the first war crimes case to be heard by a Ukrainian court. The defendant faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment.

15:25 The head of the Luhansk OVA, Sergei Gaidai, said that in the summer the Armed Forces of Ukraine could go on a counteroffensive, and the Russian troops are already preparing for this, digging in Svatovo and Starobelsk. According to him, now Severodonetsk and the villages around it are suffering the most from enemy shelling, as Russian troops are trying to get closer to the city. In Gorskaya and Popasnyanskaya communities, the enemy wants to cut off the "road of life."

Gaidai said that Russian troops are preparing to "squeeze" the Luhansk region, pulling thousands of pieces of equipment into the region. At the same time, about 50 thousand people still remain in the region, and the governor urges them to evacuate while it is possible.

15:14 Erdogan said he would block the membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO until they hand over "terrorists" who allegedly pose a direct threat to Turkey's national security.

15:08 The European Commission proposes to allocate additional macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of up to 9 billion euros, said the head of the EC Ursula von der Leyen. She stressed that "Europe will continue to be with Ukraine during the war, and when we begin reconstruction."

15:06 Anonymous hackers claimed to have hacked the Russian Sberbank.

15:04 The Netherlands plans to supply Ukraine with even more weapons and other equipment, Kuleba said after a meeting with the country's Defense Minister Kais Ollongren. "I am grateful to the Netherlands for their leadership in strengthening the defense capability of Ukraine, as well as for the rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian soldiers," the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry wrote.

15:00 CNN has published exclusive footage of broken Russian armored vehicles in Belogorivka, Luhansk region, 20 kilometers from Severodonetsk. Correspondent Sam Kiley visited there immediately after the Russian military suffered a serious defeat.

14:52 The EU plans to attract up to 300 billion euros of investment by 2030 to completely abandon fossil fuels from Russia, writes Reuters. Of these, 10 billion will be invested in gas infrastructure, another 2 billion in oil, and the rest in clean energy.

14:48 Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić received credentials from the new Ambassador of Ukraine Volodymyr Tolkach and stated that his country would participate in the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities after the war. He also stressed that Serbia respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

14:42 Next week, Ukrposhta will put on sale a new stamp called Russian warship... that's it . According to CEO Igor Smelyansky, next week it will be 40 days since the sinking of the missile cruiser Moskva: “It’s just a good date to celebrate this event with the release of the next stamp. venues, including international ones.

14:37 Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimas Hayashi urged China to "play a responsible role" in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Hayashi stressed that the Russian invasion is a clear violation of the UN Charter and other international laws, and called on Beijing to participate in maintaining international peace and security.

14:33 Ukraine deserves an individual approach when it comes to granting it the status of a candidate member of the EU, Kuleba said during a visit to The Hague, where he meets with members of the government and parliament of the Netherlands. The head of the Foreign Ministry stressed that Ukraine is fighting not only for its own, but also for the future and freedom of all of Europe. This is what gives Kyiv the right to hope for an "individual approach" in admission to the EU.

14:25 In Melitopol, saboteurs blew up an armored train of the RF Armed Forces, Anton Gerashchenko said. According to him, the partisans blew up the armored train of the Russian occupiers, the charge worked under the car with personnel. The railway track has been damaged, the number of injured and dead is decreasing.

14:06 Wounded militants from the "LPR" are diagnosed with osteochondrosis and ulcers in order not to pay compensation to the families of those killed and wounded during the war with Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reports. According to Ukrainian military intelligence, this causes a strong sense of injustice on the part of the local population, so support for the war and further mobilization is significantly reduced.

On May 16-17, protests were held in Lugansk by wives and relatives who were forcibly "mobilized" for the war against Ukraine. The main demand of the protesters is the return of the "mobilized" home. About 700 people took part in the actions.

13:49 In Vinnitsa, it was forbidden to visit the beaches until the end of martial law, the city council said.

13:44 Britain supports the idea of ​​a tribunal over Putin and other Russian leaders involved in war crimes in Ukraine, said Foreign Minister Liz Truss.

13:42 In Ukraine, two thousand new apartments will be built for internally displaced persons in 16 regions of the country. They want to buy several thousand more from developers for temporary accommodation of IDPs, the Office of Public Relations reported.

13:39 Pushilin announced that Mariupol will be restored "with an emphasis on the resort business", the "DPR" expects that Russia will help with this. He also added that it is proposed to open a technopark or a park zone on the site of the Azovstal plant.

13:37 The number of people killed as a result of rocket attacks by Russian invaders on the village of Desna in the Chernihiv region has increased to 11 people. Another 14 people were injured, the State Emergency Service said.

13:26 UN Secretary General António Guterres presented a plan to accelerate the transition of the world to renewable energy sources. According to him, the war in Ukraine has become a wake-up call for the whole world to abandon fossil fuels.

13:14 In the Sumy region today, the curfew has been reduced: now it will operate from 22:00 to 5:00, said the head of the OVA Dmitry Zhivitsky. He also added that all curfew travel passes issued before May 13 are considered invalid.

13:00 In the occupied Pologi, Zaporozhye region, the Russian military stole almost 400,000 hryvnias from an ATM, the Office of the Prosecutor General reported. After another shelling, the Russian servicemen took advantage of the fact that the facade of the store was partially destroyed, entered the premises, damaged the ATM located in it and took the money.

12:56 Pushilin said that more than 60% of houses in Mariupol cannot be restored. He also said that the new "authorities" are going to metallurgical plant named after. Ilyich to restore, and demolish Azovstal.

12:53 The Russian military is increasingly refusing to carry out orders from their command to conduct active offensives in Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reports. According to military intelligence, in addition to covert sabotage, several units of the 70th Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment have already openly refused to participate in the war and demanded that they be returned to their places of permanent deployment. Unit commanders are trying in every possible way to hide the facts of disobedience. The most active military personnel demanding their return to Russia were sent to the most dangerous sector of the front.

12:48 The leader of the "DPR" Pushilin said that the fate of the Ukrainian military from Azovstal should be decided by an international tribunal. He also said that the commanders of the Ukrainian military of the highest level still remain at Azovstal.

Kadyrov, in turn, said that the military can be exchanged, "but the ideological Bandera people cannot be changed, they must be punished according to the law."

12:44 The occupied Mariupol is controlled by "volunteers" from Russia. According to the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Petr Andryushchenko, the occupiers do not even trust the collaborators. All processes in the city - from the distribution of humanitarian aid to the implementation of filtration measures - are controlled by Russian "volunteers".

12:32 The Rada registered presidential bills on the extension of martial law in Ukraine after May 24 and the extension of general mobilization.

11:54 In Melitopol, at about 10 am, an explosion thundered, which was heard in all areas, after which a shootout began. According to RIA Melitopol, a grenade exploded near the Green Polyclinic, where the Russian commandant's office is located.

"An hour before the ongoing turmoil, the building of the commandant's office was cordoned off. Allegedly, some high-ranking guest was waiting there. Probably, a Ukrainian sabotage group was again working in the city," the newspaper writes.

11:46 The flow to enter Ukraine through the western border for eight days in a row after May 9 exceeds the flow to exit. The total net inflow to Ukraine over these days amounted to 61,000 people - these are record figures since the beginning of the war, the State Border Service reported.

11:41 In the Moscow region, an unknown person threw two Molotov cocktails into the building of the Shchelkovsky military commissariat. This is at least the twelfth case of an attempted arson of military registration and enlistment offices in Russia.

11:17 Most of the damaged houses in Kiev will be restored before the onset of cold weather, said the first deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Nikolai Povoroznik. According to him, in 90% of damaged houses it is necessary to replace the glass, carry out facade work, etc. Therefore, the repair of these buildings can be carried out during the warm period.

11:12 In Mariupol, the occupying army destroyed the building of the old synagogue and the building of the community center, the city council said.

11:11 Russia stole 113 aircraft from the world's largest aircraft owner AerCap Holdings, writes CNN. Due to the seizure of aircraft and 11 jet engines by Russia, the company reported a loss of $2 billion.

11:05 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that over the past day 694 Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal surrendered, including 29 wounded. In total, since May 16, according to Moscow, 959 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered, including 80 wounded, of which 51 who needed inpatient treatment were placed in the Novoazovsk hospital in the "DNR".

10:57 Podolyak said that the head of the Holos Kira Rudyk party is not participating in negotiations on the evacuation from Azovstal: “There was no Rudyk at all. Not her level, not her competence. In general, it is very strange when such “information” or “journalists’ mistakes” appear ". The deputy herself then also confirmed this.

Earlier, The New York Times published Rudyk's commentary on the evacuation from Azovstal and indicated that she participated in the negotiations.

"Obviously - without a hidden hint, I'm sorry, politics doesn't happen like that," said Podolyak. the lives of our soldiers."

10:50 The head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA, Valentin Reznichenko, specified that three people were injured as a result of the rocket attack on the Dnieper, they were hospitalized with shrapnel wounds.

10:47 In the Donetsk region, the Russian army fired at Avdiyivska school No. 1 with phosphorus ammunition, Pavel Kirilenko, head of the OVA, said. There were no casualties. According to Kirilenko, there were neither soldiers nor equipment at the school.

10:45 Moldova intends to maintain a neutral status, and the possibility of a military conflict spreading to the country is seen as a "distant danger," Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa said in an interview with Corriere della Sera. According to her, "Moldova's neutrality is enshrined in the constitution and enjoys broad support from the population."

She also stated that "the parties concerned are trying to destabilize us and drag us into an unwanted war," but the Moldovan authorities intend to continue the dialogue with Pridnestrovie and hope for the peaceful integration of the territory.

10:37 The Baltic countries and Poland asked NATO to significantly expand its military presence on their territory and place additional weapons there, including air defense systems.

According to The Washington Post, a joint confidential proposal from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia states that direct Russian military aggression against NATO member countries cannot be ruled out. Russia can quickly concentrate military forces near the eastern border of NATO and put the alliance in front of the fact of an imminent war. At the same time, some countries, in particular France and Italy, are still skeptical.

10:24 Human rights activists Human Rights Watch confirmed that the Russian military during the occupation of the territories of Kiev and Chernihiv regions subjected civilians to executions, torture and committed other war crimes.

Thus, in 17 villages in the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, human rights activists investigated 22 cases of executions, nine other unlawful killings, six possible enforced disappearances and seven cases of torture. Twenty-one civilians reported unlawful detention in inhuman and degrading conditions.

10:21 Ukraine cannot get full EU membership on an accelerated basis, and officials should look for ways to intensify cooperation within the normal accession negotiations, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said: "We are interested in anchoring Ukraine in the European family. But we know that the accession process has been going on for years, if not decades, and discussions about Ukraine's membership cannot ignore the expectations of other countries, including North Macedonia and Albania."

10:18 Russia boasted that it had sent "next generation" equipment, the BMPT-72 Terminator-2, to the war in Ukraine. Armored vehicles were seen near Severodonetsk.

10:16 A bill on the creation of missile troops and artillery in the structure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been submitted to the Rada.

09:49 Tonight, Russians from Gradov fired at a village in the Sumy region from the Russian settlement of Ponura, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported. In total, about ten shots were fired. A private house was damaged in one of the settlements of the Velikopisarevskaya territorial community.

09:48 Lukashenka signed amendments to the Criminal Code providing for the death penalty for terrorism.

09:47 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the approximate losses of the enemy on the morning of May 18. The enemy suffered the greatest losses over the past day in the Slavyansk, Krivoy Rog and Zaporozhye directions.

  • personnel - about 28,300 (+400) people liquidated,

  • tanks - 1251 (+16),

  • armored combat vehicles - 3043 (+34),

  • artillery systems - 586 (+8),

  • MLRS - 199 (+1),

  • air defense systems - 91 (+1),

  • aircraft - 202 (+1),

  • helicopters - 167 (+0),

  • UAV operational-tactical level - 441 (+5),

  • cruise missiles - 102 (+5),

  • ships/boats - 13 (+0),

  • automotive equipment and tankers - 2137 (+28),

  • special equipment - 43 (+0).

09:33 Another missile strike from the Black Sea was inflicted on the Odessa region, OK Pivden reported. According to preliminary information, there are no significant damages and victims.

09:15 The European Union intends to consider the possibility of using income from the frozen assets of Russians who fell under the sanctions to restore Ukraine. Also, the EU intends to initiate the issuance of debt for these purposes, writes Bloomberg. In addition, the IMF will consider the possibility of confiscation of foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

09:14 Finland and Sweden officially applied to join NATO at the headquarters of the alliance, launching the process of joining the bloc. According to diplomats, ratification by all 30 union parliaments could take up to a year.

09:13 British intelligence notes that despite the fact that Russian troops surrounded Mariupol for more than ten weeks, staunch Ukrainian resistance delayed Russia's ability to gain full control of the city and led to heavy losses among Russian troops.

In an attempt to crush resistance, the Russian Federation has made extensive use of auxiliaries, including the deployment of Chechen forces, which are likely to consist of several thousand fighters, mainly concentrated in the Mariupol and Lugansk directions. These forces are likely to consist of both individual volunteers and units of the National Guard.

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, appears to exercise close personal oversight of the deployment, while his cousin Adam Delimkhanov served as the Chechen field commander in Mariupol. British analysts believe that the deployment of such a disparate contingent demonstrates the serious problems of the Russian Federation with resources in Ukraine and contributes to the division of command, which hinders the operations of the Russian Federation.

09:07 On the morning of May 18, the enemy launched a missile attack on the Ingulsky district of Nikolaev. As a result, destruction occurred and a fire broke out in the private sector, one victim is known, the State Emergency Service reported.

08:46 The head of the Luhansk OVA, Serhiy Gaidai, announced four deaths in the region per day. He also said that the day before the Russians once again opened fire on Azot - one of the administrative buildings and the entrance association were damaged.

08:38 There is currently no mechanism for the exchange of Mariupol defenders between Kiev and Moscow, People's Deputy Kira Rudyk, who took part in negotiations with Russia, said in a commentary to The New York Times: "We want to deliver them to a third country, for example, to Turkey. Russia now against. But what else can we do in such a situation? We will have to continue negotiations."

The people's deputy also claims that Ukraine received guarantees from the Red Cross and the UN that everything would be all right with the surrendered military: "That was the only reason we agreed to this, because the soldiers were ready to go to the end."

08:22 The United States joins the collection of evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. The State Department statement said the Conflict Observatory will document, verify, and disseminate open-source testimony about actions taken by the occupiers. Reports and analytics will be published on the program website. It was originally planned to spend $6 million to launch the program.

07:45 Canada has banned the entry of about a thousand citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, who previously fell under the country's financial sanctions. The list includes Putin and Lavrov.

07:41 The enemy is taking measures to strengthen the offensive grouping in the Donbass, as well as in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporozhye directions, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports in the morning report .

07:39 Australia has imposed sanctions against a number of individuals who supported the Russian invasion. Under the sanctions were 11 people and 12 organizations, including "troll factories". Also on the sanctions list are politicians and security officials, in particular PMC Wagner, and also ex-People's Deputy Ilya Kiva, said Foreign Minister Maris Payne.

07:15 Air defense worked in the Dnieper - it shot down one of the two missiles fired by the Russians. The wreckage fell on a private courtyard, as a result, one woman was injured, said the head of the OVA, Valentin Reznichenko. Two houses were also damaged. The second missile hit a transport infrastructure facility, it was destroyed.

06:51 Analysts at the American Institute for the Study of War admit that Russia could agree to the evacuation of the military from Azovstal in order to announce the capture of Mariupol as soon as possible. At the same time, there is a risk that after the evacuation, the Kremlin will refuse to exchange Ukrainian defenders. The main goal of the Russian invaders, according to military experts, remains the east and south of Ukraine.

06:34 In Crimea, sanatoriums and recreation centers are overflowing with wounded Russian soldiers, so the invaders decided to have a rest in the resort areas of the Kherson region. Local entrepreneurs are forced to open recreation centers, coffee houses, shops and create safe and comfortable conditions for vacationers, said Lyudmila Denisova.

06:27 CNN released a story about the war in Ukraine, in which the Ukrainian military says that most of the attack UAV operators in the Armed Forces of Ukraine are computer gamers: “It’s funny to say, but most of these guys with drones are young “nerds” who are just used to playing video games and have great skills at it."

03:25 The Russian military in the Luhansk region refuse to go to Belogorovka and force the Seversky Donets, said the head of the OVA Sergey Gaidai: "The orcs are not forcing the Seversky Donets yet. It's scary. Foreign media report that Putin is personally developing a plan on how this can be done. The rashists themselves the military refuses to go to Belogorovka, knowing that only death awaits them there.The Armed Forces of Ukraine are doing everything possible so that the Russians cannot cross the river, create a springboard for the offensive and cut us off from the "road of life."

01:12 In Melitopol, partisans liquidated high-ranking Russian military. The occupiers are trying to hide this story, but on May 17, the Russian military intensively checked private transport in the city, probably in search of partisans, the Zaporizhzhya Regional Police Department reports.

00:43 German Transport Minister Volker Wissing said that Deutsche Bahn has started transportation by rail to support grain exports from Ukraine.

00:31 In exchange for agreeing to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Turkey wants them to condemn all Kurdish organizations and lift restrictions on arms sales, writes Bloomberg citing high-ranking Turkish officials. At the same time, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Ankara did not put forward specific demands in exchange for supporting the applications of Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.

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Russian MoD releases video of wounded Ukrainian POWs from Azovstal in the hospital
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[RIA Novosti] The Russian Defense Ministry has published the first video of captured Ukrainian servicemen from the Azovstal plant, who are now undergoing treatment in the DPR.

“I am in a hospital in the city of Novoazovsk . My attitude is normal. They don’t have a neurophysical or psychological effect on me. They looked at my leg, they said that everything is fine. The food is excellent,” Viktor Shaposhnikov, a captured soldier of the Ukrainian troops, said in the video of the Ministry of Defense.

Captured serviceman of the National Guard of Ukraine Daniil Zhuchenko, for his part, agreed that "the content is excellent, the attitude is excellent."

According to the young man, as a result of a shrapnel wound, a tendon on his leg was broken.

"They help, treat. They said that after six months of rehabilitation, in theory, everything will be fine," he added.
That is until a Russian prosecutor gets started.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry , over the past 24 hours, 694 servicemen and militants of the Azov battalion (against the members of which criminal cases are being investigated in Russia) surrendered from Azovstal, including 29 wounded.

In just two days, 959 people laid down their arms, including 80 wounded. Of these, 51 required inpatient treatment, they were hospitalized in the city of Novoazovsk in the DPR.

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Ukrainian POWs report Kyiv was preparing a new provocation in the DPR
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[RIA Novosti] The Kyiv regime, under the leadership of Western curators, is preparing a provocation according to the Buchin scenario in the city of Konstantinovka in the DPR, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center, said, referring to a statement by captured Ukrainian soldiers.

"According to the testimonies of captured servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine , in Konstantinovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, the Kiev regime, under the leadership of Western curators, is preparing another provocation according to the "Buchinsky" scenario. To implement it, the militants, dressed in the uniform of Russian servicemen with white armbands, must shoot Ukrainian civilians on camera, " the general said.

He clarified that the specialists of the Center for Information and Psychological Operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine plan to disseminate the relevant photo and video materials, including those taken by registrars of allegedly passing cars, in Western media and on various Internet resources after the liberation of this city by Russian troops.

Mizintsev said that the sophistication of such cynical and cruel provocations at the suggestion of foreign curators, "without exaggeration, crossed out all existing moral norms, and modern Ukrainian nationalists, in the context of the inhuman methods used, have become the" heirs "of the Nazis of the Great Patriotic War."

The Russian Defense Ministry previously stated that all photographs and video materials published by the Kiev regime, allegedly testifying to the "crimes" of the Russian military in the city of Bucha, Kiev region , are "another provocation."

As noted in the military department, during the time this settlement was under the control of the Russian armed forces, not a single local resident suffered from any violent actions.

The ministry emphasized that all our units completely left Bucha on March 30, and exits from the city in the northern direction were not blocked, while the southern outskirts, including residential areas, were fired around the clock by Ukrainian troops from large-caliber artillery, tanks and multiple launch rocket systems.

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#1  "...Yeah, we wuz gonna put thumbtacks on all the chairs and vaseline the doorknobs! If dat don't provoke 'em, nuthin' will!!"

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From the Russian Perspective: Operation on Denazification of Ukraine: operational summary May 17th (updated)
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[NewsFrontInfo] 22:40 Three of our prisoners from Azovstal came out together with the surrendering AFU soldiers.

21:44 Captured Ukrainian military reported that Kyiv, under the leadership of curators, is preparing a provocation in Konstantinovka (DPR) according to the "Buchin" scenario - the Ministry of Defense.

21:44 A terrorist attack occurred in Melitopol in the Zaporozhye region: while following the Russian train with armored vehicles, an explosion occurred on the railway tracks. Despite Ukrainian media reports, there were no deaths during the incident: several people were injured. Wagons and cargo were also practically not affected.

21:09 Ukraine ready to sell electricity from the liberated territories, if Ukraine is not ready to pay, then the ZNPP will work for Russia.

"The nuclear power plant will work, all jobs have been saved. We have extensive experience working with nuclear power plants. Electricity is a commodity that cannot be supplied. As the power system will allow. If Ukraine is ready to accept and pay, then it will work for them. Will not accept, will work for Russia. Nuclear power is one of the cheapest types, absolutely competitive. There will be no questions about where to sell electricity," said Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

21:08 Zaporozhye NPP will work for Russia - Deputy Prime Minister Khusnullin.

21:07 Arestovich is cruelly mocks over Ukrainian military, who daily dies and are injured in large numbers under the blows of the troops of Russia and Donbass. At this time, the fighters of Azov and the Armed Forces of Ukraine with severed legs and arms, terrible purulent wounds continue to crawl out of the ground with difficulty.

21:06 Explosions are reported in the Lviv, Vinnitsa and Sumy (Konotop) regions. Ukrainian sources write uncertainly, the information is being verified.

20:23 To the boy Lyosha, greeting Russian soldiers in the Belgorod region, gave a set of cadet uniforms, a cap and general's shoulder straps.

20:21 The United States resumed the work of its embassy in Kyiv after a three-month break - Reuters.

18:26 "I visited Melitopol in the Zaporozhye region. We examined important social facilities: a pharmacy, a hospital, an elevator, and also held a meeting in the Administration.

"In the pharmacy, the availability of medicines is generally not bad, but there is work to be done. The hospital is in good condition, the staff is excellent.

"It is important to start rebuilding the financial system. And, of course, it is necessary to quickly restore industry and agriculture. We will provide all the necessary support to these most promising and demanded areas for the country.

"I want to note that despite the situation, Melitopol is clean and comfortable. This, of course, is a direct merit of the military-civilian administration, which ensures order. And special thanks to the employees of housing and communal services, who continue to work conscientiously and maintain the city's systems in working order."

16:42 The West is using the topic of Russia's responsibility in the food crisis to persuade third countries to support the anti-Russian course - Zakharov.

14:21 At 1409 hrs Kherson was heavily shelled with rockets. Air defense worked.

13:28 Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada bills on the extension of martial law (expires May 24) and general mobilization in Ukraine.

13:13 The Russian Defense Ministry publishes fresh videos of the surrender of inmates from Azovstal.

12:14 Ukrainian militants declare on camera that they shoot people without trial or investigation and will continue to do so.

11:04 Kadyrov on the situation in the special operation zone: the situation is calm, we are 100 percent going according to plan, we will liberate Ukraine.

10:53 In the course of operational and investigative measures, Energodar police officers detained one of the leaders (deputy head) of the Energodar Territorial Defense, a Nazi radical and a participant in the so-called. ATO Davidov Artem Yurievich, born in 1995.

Six AK-74 assault rifles, one AK-74S, a sniper rifle, a German MR308 carbine, a pistol, explosives, grenades and cartridges for the above weapons were confiscated from the Nazi.

Davidov's task was to assemble a group of six nationalist military personnel to commit terrorist acts and murder law enforcement officers and government officials in the liberated settlements of the Zaporozhye region. At the moment, Davidov is in custody and is giving evidence.

09:02 Video footage of the work of the calculations of the Tor-M2 air defense system of the RF Armed Forces in the zone of the NWO.

08:27 Personnel combat work of crews of 152mm self-propelled howitzers "Msta-S" and "Acacia-M" when performing fire missions

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Perspective from the Breakaway Republics: Invasion of Ukraine: May 18th, 2022
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[NewsFrontInfo] 22:16 On the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the death of a civilian - a man born in 1982, as a result of the shelling of the VFU n.p. Yasinovataya. It is also reported about the death of another civilian - a man born in 1960,. as a result of the shelling of the VFU n.p. Yasinovataya at st. Communal, 1.

According to the operational line of the DPR JCCC, information was received about the wounding of 5 civilians as a result of the shelling of the AFU on the previously liberated territory of the Republic:

n.p. Novobakhmutovka:
- a man born in 1977.

n.p. Velikaya Novoselovka:
— male, born in 1988.

n.p. Mariupol:
- child (girl) born in 2009;
- a woman born in 1992;
- a man born in 1963.

22:15 As a result of the shelling of the VFU of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk at the address. Sokolovsky, three wounded a civilian born in 1953, also a civilian born in 1944.

Damage was also recorded at the following addresses:
- st. Roschinskaya, 29 - private sector;
- per. Akulova, 7 - the private sector.

Information about the consequences of shelling continues to arrive.

21:40 As a result of artillery shelling of the settlement. Pervomaisk, a woman born in 1951 was wounded. Thus, the total number of victims of the shelling was two people, three multi-apartment residential buildings were damaged.

21:39 This night, in the Gorlovka region, Ukrainian soldiers came out on ours and expressed a desire to surrender. There were eight people who wanted to, including one officer. Our people gave them such an opportunity and named the crossing point where they were to be met. However, the Ukrainians who wanted to surrender, apparently could not leave their positions secretly, and fire was opened on them by their colleagues. Not a single VSUshnik came to the appointed place.

20:31 Burning houses: Criminals from the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked civilians from the MLRS in the liberated Kirovsk. During the shelling of the recently liberated village of Kirovsk (Zarechnoye) in the Limansky district of the DPR, people were injured and at least five houses with civilians were damaged. affected.

20:29 Leonid Pasechnik spent working meeting with the head of the LPR People's Militia Yan Leshchenko. At the meeting, the Head of the Republic touched upon a number of issues that are most often of interest to relatives and friends of military personnel serving in the ranks of the People's Militia of the LPR.

19:30 The first builders from Russia have begun the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin said.

19:22 As a result of artillery shelling of the settlement. Pervomaisk, a man born in 1978 was wounded, and three apartment buildings were damaged.

19:21 Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine held in the LPR taken away the bodies of the Kyiv security forces, abandoned on the battlefield by colleagues in early March.

“The project continues to work with the discovery of burials of various kinds. We already have a new reality. With the beginning of this liberation war, we are now collecting the bodies of the fallen soldiers of Ukraine. Today, our prisoners of war have expressed a desire to help Ukrainian families so that they can find their dead relatives.

"In accordance with the procedural norms, we are going to a forensic examination, the examination itself is being carried out, DNA material is being collected, and the bodies will be stored (in the Republic) for the time being," said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the LPR, chairman of the special commission under the head of the LPR to collect and record war crimes of military -political regime of Ukraine against the population of the Republic Anna Soroka.

18:20 MARIUPOL. AS THEY WERE COMING OUT AND GIVE UP, THE FIRST FIGHTERS FROM AZOVSTAL HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. A truck with a stretcher was brought to them. They started going out in batches. Weapons in the body, on the hands of a stretcher with their own wounded, and 400 meters on foot. Five buses with 11 stretchers each, with a paramedic at the head, and an ambulance at the head of the column, were waiting for the wounded. A total of 55 wounded.

17:53 As a result of artillery shelling of N. of the item. Pervomaisk damaged residential building.

17:50 The representative office of the LPR in the JCCC from the armed formations of Ukraine recorded shelling: from the direction of the settlement. Troitskoye in the settlement Pervomaisk with the use of artillery guns 152mm (four shells).

16:40 Ukrainian punishers fired at the private sector of the Petrovsky district:

- Novosadovskaya, 8/1 - the glazing in the house was damaged and the summer kitchen was destroyed;
- st. Bezlesnaya, 25 - the car and the glazing of the house were damaged;
- st. Roschinskaya, 29 - damaged glazing, fence, household. the buildings;
- per. Akulova, 7 - damaged glazing, wall and furniture.

Also, the Leninsky district was subjected to a Ukrainian strike. There was a direct hit on the roof and households were destroyed. buildings on st. Mayakovsky, 20.

16:25 The area of factory"Zarya" and the elevator located next to it are now destroyed, almost the entire infrastructure. Departing from their positions, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot from "Grads" to residential buildings, industrial premises, mined the warehouses of the plant and storages with grain, tanks with fuel, sulfuric acid and fuels and lubricants.

The elevator provided the cities of Lisichansk, Severodonetsk and nearby villages with seed. Shelling of the plant's territories is still taking place.

16:23 Special services Ukraine, in order to destabilize the situation in the republic and create panic among citizens, deliberately false information is disseminated on the Internet.

16:22 Workers prosecutor Belovodsky's office in the District of the LPR, Investigation Department of the Investigation Department for the Belovodsky District of the LPR General Prosecutor's Office. as well as the military commandant's office of the district, during the verification of the information received, near the highway. Danilovka found an anti-tank mine. In order to avoid causing harm to the population, the place where the mine was found was marked with a tape, and the head of the fire and rescue team of the Belovodsky district of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPR was informed to take appropriate measures.

16:22 From the field comes reports that 11 servicemen of the Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade and 17 from the 54th Mechanized Brigade voluntarily laid down their arms and went over to the side of the DPR.

16:21 The Russians are starting to rebuild Mariupol. started the process of launching the port through which the supply will now take place. We launched water in communications in order to understand the level of breakthroughs. Also, the number of Russian political tops who came to Mariupol now makes it clear that this city will be made a "showcase" of the region. Most likely, most of the residential high-rise buildings will be demolished and new ones will be built.

15:07 Mariupol will become a resort city. The restoration of the heavy metallurgical industry in the city has no economic prospects. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that "Mariupol will be restored with an emphasis on the resort business." It can be assumed that the quality of life of citizens, the ecological and social situation in Mariupol after such a “re-profiling” will seriously improve: in Russia, especially taking into account restrictions on the entry of citizens into Europe, a serious demand for a sea resort vacation is expected.

15:05 Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the LPRdeliveredhumanitarian aid to residents of the city of Rubezhnoye.

15:03 To Svatovopassedevent dedicated to the Constitution Day of the Lugansk People's Republic. In the Svatov regional library, Svatov residents and heads of structural divisions of the administration took part in an event where they learned about the history of the creation of the Constitution, as well as its main provisions.

15:03 The LPR announced that the fighting in Severodonetsk is already underway within the city, the operation to liberate it is in the active phase.

14:19 Ukrainian troops shelled the village of Yelenovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, firing four shells with a caliber of 122mm,informsrepresentation of the republic in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire regime.

"Fire was recorded from the armed formations of Ukraine in the direction: 1320 hrs (coincides with Moscow time) - the settlement of Novomikhailovka - the settlement of Yelenovka: four shells with a caliber of 122mm were fired," the representative office's Telegram channel said.

14:06 To compensate for the "reputational losses" after the surrender of the neo-Nazis "Azov" * in Mariupol, the top of the Kyiv regime attracts the maximum number of Ukrainian radicals to the service. Against the backdrop of a well-coordinated howl of neo-Nazis that Kyiv had “leaked” the southern front, information appeared about the creation of a new brigade that would operate as part of the National Guard of Ukraine. The name of the new formation corresponds to the spirit of the current Kyiv regime - "Galicia".

14:06 The exit of militants from Azovstal can only be considered unequivocally: they lay down their arms and surrender, - Peskov.

13:21 Military experts state that the Russian Armed Forces and the LDNR police are actively developing Western weapons supplied by NATO member countries to Ukraine from among the captured samples and arsenals.

In turn, the Ukrainian side, receiving financial assistance from the West, is clearly interested in dragging out hostilities, even if they lead to an increase in the number of civilian casualties.

The tactics of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Battalions, which consists in "burning the ground" when leaving positions, equipping combat points in residential buildings, kindergartens, etc., as well as using the civilian population as a "human shield" and using prohibited types of weapons (cluster munitions, phosphorus and various chemical compounds), gives grounds for accusing the Ukrainian authorities of violating the Geneva Convention, and the Russian side is promptly collecting information for the tribunal.

Particular attention is paid to the consolidation of data on the provision of military assistance to the Ukrainian regime.

13:19 Kadyrov: the military from Azovstal can be exchanged, "but the ideological Bandera people cannot be changed, they must be punished by law."

13:18 In Mariupol, according to preliminary data, more than 60 percent of houses cannot be restored - Pushilin.

13:18 Metkombinat im. Ilyich will be restored, Azovstal will be demolished - Pushilin.

12:42 The court will decide the fate of the surrendered militants from Azovstal, the Nazis are waiting for a tribunal - the head of the DPR Pushilin.

12:41 Commanders of the highest level have not left the Azovstal plant yet - Pushilin.

11:57 Information was received through the operational line of the DPR JCCC about the wounding of two civilians - a woman born in 1946. and men born in 1961 as a result of the shelling of the VFU of the Kuibyshevsky district of Donetsk.

11:33 Civilian population of Rubizhne returns to a quiet life. Volunteers began to put the city in order.

11:32 Servicemen of the commandant's regiment of the NM LPR delivered fresh bread for residents of Rubizhne.

11:31 Since the beginning of the current day, the LPR representative office in the JCCC from the armed formations of Ukraine recorded shelling: 09.55 from the direction of the settlement. Vrubovka on n.p. Pervomaisk with the use of 122mm artillery guns (five shells).

11:28 The nationalists who surrendered from Azovstal were taken to Yelenovka. In each bus, several Russian servicemen with machine guns are on duty. Among the prisoners there are three foreign British mercenaries. One of them has a chevron with the British flag on his shoulder.

11:00 Over the past day, 694 militants from Azovstal surrendered, including 29 wounded, the Russian Defense Ministry said. In total, since May 16, 959 militants have surrendered, including 80 wounded, of which 51 who needed hospital treatment were placed in the Novoazovsk hospital in the DPR.

10:44 A total of 962 Ukrainian militants have already surrendered from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, the Headquarters of the Territorial Defense of the DPR said.

10:29 The situation in the Severodonetsk direction.

There are reports of the success of the combined groups of allied forces in the Severodonetsk direction. A number of new residents came under the control of the NM LDNR. The Artemovskoe/Bukhmutskoe direction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is also bursting at the seams. Now it becomes clear all the scale of the battle for the strategic Popasnaya, which became the key to the further offensive of the Allies.

Well, I note that the fighting spirit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is also losing its strength, but this does not mean that it does not exist. Many fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are still ready to die and die for their ideas, but there are fewer of them every day.

09:48 Khodakovsky: With the onset of darkness, the surrender process was not suspended, until 2200 hrs the enemy continued to leave Azovstal. About 600 people came out through our section, so far in the morning there is silence.

09:40 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Mineral: five missiles fired from BM-21 Grad;
n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: five missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.

09:10 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Mineral: five missiles fired from BM-21 Grad.

09:05 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Krasnogorovka - Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

08:50 Shelling was recorded from the side of the VFU in the direction: n.p. Novgorodskoye - n.p. Ozeryanovka: eight shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

08:22 Residents of Gorlovka continue to send photos from the places of shelling of the VFU. Thus, we received photographic evidence of the destruction of the Gorlovsky College of Technology and Service (Department No. 2), located in the residential area "Komsomolets" on the street. Neverova, 46.

In addition, information was received about the damage to seven garages in the Sputnik car cooperative, located in the village. Kurgan on the street. Vlasenko, 48.

08:10 Shelling from the side of the VFU was recorded in the following directions:

n.p. Krasnogorovka - n.p. Donetsk (Petrovsky district): five shells of 122mm caliber were fired.

n.p. Avdievka - n.p. Yasinovataya: 10 missiles fired from the BM-21 Grad.

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State Duma may exempt from personal income tax the sale of hereditary real estate
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.

Gee, they must be selling parkas in hell right about now.

[REGNUM] The bill, which exempts transactions for the sale of inherited real estate from personal income tax, was submitted to the State Duma by deputies from the Liberal Democratic Party, headed by Leonid Slutsky and Yaroslav Nilov, a REGNUM correspondent reports on May 19.

Amendments to the Tax Code propose to establish that income from the sale of a real estate object is exempt from taxation, regardless of the period of ownership of the sold property by the taxpayer, provided that its cadastral value does not exceed 20 million rubles.

At the same time, it is proposed to prescribe that for a real estate object received by a taxpayer by way of inheritance, the cadastral value of which upon sale exceeds 20 million rubles, a minimum three-year holding period is retained to exempt from personal income tax the taxpayer's income received from the sale of this real estate object.

The authors drew attention to the fact that upon receipt by inheritance from a family member or close relative of an object of immovable property in the form of an apartment, residential building, part of an apartment or residential building, a share in the ownership of these residential premises, the heir, for various reasons, needs to quickly sell the specified real estate, especially if it is located in another region of Russia.

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Putin unleashes the Terminators: Russia's much-vaunted war vehicles are finally deployed as Ukraine continues to obliterate invading tanks with the help of British missiles
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News]
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/19/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Are the new vehicles immune to anti-armor rockets? 155 km artillery?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/19/2022 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Are the new vehicles immune to Ukraine propaganda.Certainly not in the western media.
Posted by: Dale || 05/19/2022 4:14 Comments || Top||

#3  The "Terminators" will be quickly become a High Priority Target (HPT) and subsequently terminated. Ukie anti-tank gunners must be salivating. I can't imagine the premiums or bounties that will be paid for confirmed kills.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 4:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Are they on Chinese tires too?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/19/2022 6:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Vlad, another tracked vehicle? Damn was hoping for a double super secret Mech.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/19/2022 7:19 Comments || Top||

#6  why didn't Russia use this in Mariupol is a mystery

by mid April, the Ukraine defenders were completely out of anti tank stuff

probably this device has some deficiencies that Russia didn't want known
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/19/2022 7:30 Comments || Top||

Twitter defends anti-bot efforts, Musk replies with poo emoji
[Iraq News] the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
— Twitter’s chief on Monday defended the messaging platform’s battle against "bots" that aspiring buyer Elon Musk says vex the platform, only to have the billionaire respond with a poo emoji.

The exchange played out in tweets as Musk’s $44 billion buy of Twitter remained "temporarily on hold," pending questions over the social media company’s estimates of the number of fake accounts, or "bots."

"It appears the spam/bot issue is cascading and clearly making the Twitter deal a confusing one," Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a note to investors.

"The bot issue at the end of the day was known by the New York City cab driver and feels more to us like the ’dog ate the homework’ excuse to bail on the Twitter deal or talk down a lower price."

Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal said the platform suspends more than a half-million seemingly bogus accounts daily, usually before they are even seen, and locks millions more weekly that fail checks to make sure they are controlled by humans and not by software.

Internal measures show that fewer than five percent of accounts active on any given day at Twitter are spam, but that analysis can’t be replicated externally due to the need to keep user data private, Agrawal contended.

Musk, who has said bots plague Twitter and that he would make getting rid of them a priority if he owned the platform, responded to that tweet by Agrawal with a poo emoji.

"So how do advertisers know what they’re getting for their money?" Musk tweeted in a subsequent response about the need to prove Twitter users are real people.

"This is fundamental to the financial health of Twitter."

The process used to estimate how many accounts are bots has been shared with Musk, Agrawal said.

The chief of SpaceX as well as Tesla, Musk is currently listed by Forbes as the world’s wealthiest person, with a fortune of some $230 billion, much of it in Tesla stock.

Seen by his champions as an iconoclastic genius and by his critics as an erratic megalomaniac, Musk surprised many investors in April with his pursuit of Twitter.

Musk has described his motivation as stemming from a desire to ensure freedom of speech on the platform and to boost monetization of an Internet site that is influential in media and political circles but has struggled to attain profitable growth.

Musk said he favored lifting the ban on Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
, who was kicked off the platform in January 2021 shortly after the former US president’s efforts to overturn his election defeat led to the January 6 assault on the US Capitol.
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Experts warn we could see national average of $6 gas by August
[WRAK] The average gas price in North Carolina stands at $4.32 per gallon on Wednesday. Experts are now saying we could see gas prices at $6 by the end of the summer.

The local average jumped 6 cents Tuesday night -- the largest increase we've seen in awhile.

CNN Business reports the average price for gasoline in California hit $6 a gallon Tuesday for the first time, and that could become the national average in only a few months.

"There is a real risk the price could reach $6+ a gallon by August," Natasha Kaneva, head of global oil and commodities research at JPMorgan, told CNN in an email on Tuesday.

While JPMorgan is concerned it could be difficult to meet intense demand during this summer's driving season, other experts don’t believe gas prices will ever get that high because many people would likely "balk at $6 gas" and drive less.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 04:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fuel costs can be mediated by driving less. Fuel costs associated with food delivery logistics, directly impact the consumer at the grocery store and are not as easily adjusted.

Driving less is oftentimes a viable option. Eating less is generally not as popular.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  The greens need to FOAD! Open up the leases, restore the pipelines and the oil/gas fields.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/19/2022 5:01 Comments || Top||

Here in mid-east GA. the Sprint Super Saver price went from $3.68 to $4.19 in one week? We are seeing LED Gas Station signs posting NC instead on prices. On last check, SAM'S Club price was $4.02+

The Non-Ethanol we were paying $3.98 for in April, is now $4.89.

Note: We are not seeing any signage indicating 85/15 GAS has arrived.

But, I am seeing Gas Pumps plastered with those
"I DID THAT" Biden Stickers.

Note: Both of my Wally Worlds were out the 5 gallon plastic gas containers.

So what next ?
National Power Grid Failures
or Natural Gas price hikes and shortages this winter?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/19/2022 6:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #2: Open up the leases, restore the pipelines and the oil/gas fields.

This would have an almost immediate effect on fuel pricing and the economy.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 6:44 Comments || Top||

#5  not a W on T article

also, the past two days have seen quarterly reports from Walmart and Target indicating that they will have to hike prices soon as they have been hit hard by logistics cost increases.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/19/2022 7:18 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
U.S. Census Bureau Keeps Hiring "Unsuitable Individuals" with Criminal Records
Criminals hiring criminals ?
[Judicial Watch] Thirteen years after a federal investigation blasted the U.S. Census Bureau for hiring criminals to enter American homes to gather statistics for the decennial count, a new audit reveals the disturbing practice continues. In fact, more than a decade after the problem was exposed workers for the 2020 count were not properly vetted and many with criminal records had direct interactions with the public. The most recent probe, conducted by the Department of Commerce Inspector General, found that "dozens of employees who worked on address canvassing in advance of the 2020 census had major issues flagged on their investigations, which typically means employees are automatically disqualified from their federal jobs."

Chunks of the 28-page report are redacted but the gist is well conveyed, that the Census Bureau has long failed to screen its workforce and therefore endangers the public. It’s not like there isn’t a vetting system in place.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 06:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Take a guess at who sits behind desks in Federal Government Civilian Personnel Offices (CPO).
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 6:46 Comments || Top||

FDA Suddenly Cares About Babies, Strikes Deal With Formula Maker
[Victory Girls] Monday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrated how much they care, reaching a deal with baby formula maker, Abbott Nutrition, to re-open one of their production plants to ease the baby formula shortage.
"Abbott Nutrition, the maker of Similac and other popular baby formulas, said Monday it has come to an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration to fix safety issues at a Sturgis, Mich., factory that has been shuttered for more than three months, contributing to a nationwide formula shortage."
For the freaked-out families trying to feed their babies, while the news seems good, it really isn’t. Abbott indicates it could be two months before formula, which includes labels like Similac, Alimentum and EleCare, is on shelves.

Despite all the media spinning and understandable fear, here’s the facts.

First, Abbott Nutrition, voluntarily closed their Sturgis, Michigan plant a few months ago, after hearing reports infants died from bacteria that possibly came from their formulas. The FDA has posted those press releases:
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 04:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under:

#1  People have died from the Jab*. Did the FDA apply the same protocol of shutting down plants?

*give such a large and diverse population, various vaccines do and can have fatal effects on very small numbers of the recipients.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/19/2022 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Baby formula is the new Government Cheese.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 6:56 Comments || Top||

$350 Million in Secret Royalties Paid to NIH Staff Highlights an Unsung Conservative Hero
[PJ] Epoch Times readers were outraged when they first read my initial news story about the estimated $350 million in secret royalty payments to former National Institutes for Health Director Francis Collins, NIH’s infamous Anthony Fauci, and hundreds of the agency’s doctors, researchers, and scientists.

During the next several days, I compiled three more stories — here, here, and here — advancing the NIH secret royalties issue, and at last count, those reports had been shared more than 20,000 times by readers.

I have since received a great deal of positive feedback and compliments for breaking that story. And trust me, speaking as a journalist who has covered the swamp for more than 30 years, it’s always encouraging to hear that readers appreciate your efforts to shine light in the dark places of our nation’s capital. Believe me, there are many dark places.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 03:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...... list of accomplishments and victories won by Open the Books (OTB), the non-profit government watchdog founded by Andrzejewski to put government spending at all levels “Every Dime Online, in Real Time.”

Victory lap for OTB. Splendid! Now finish the "Secret" story by informing us of the.... 'who paid and for what?'
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/19/2022 3:40 Comments || Top||

#2  If you work for any company under salary and you invent or develop an item worthy of patent or copyright that is in line with the work of the company, that work becomes the property of the company. Can you say kickback, boys and girls? Compromised beyond ethics.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/19/2022 6:52 Comments || Top||

#3  An entire class of people exempt from Bath House's "At some point you have made enough" dictum.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/19/2022 7:05 Comments || Top||

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