Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:26 a.m. No.17804302   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4415 >>4608 >>4656 >>4659 >>4739



Historians believe that Balenciaga's continued activity during the Nazi occupation of Paris was made possible by Balenciaga's connections with Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco who was Adolf Hitler's close ally. The relation to Franco was so close in fact, the Balenciaga designed clothing for the Franco family. The company was one of only 60 companies allowed to operate during the occupation, and the ongoing supply of raw materials from Spain, which were in short supply in Paris at the time due to the war, gave Balenciaga a competitive advantage. However, Balenciaga testified that he refused Hitler's request to transfer his company's activities to Berlin

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:28 a.m. No.17804304   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Balenciaga removed its Twitter account, becoming the first major fashion brand to leave the social media platform amid mounting concern over new owner Elon Musk’s vision for the site.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:30 a.m. No.17804310   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4415 >>4608 >>4739

In the 1997 film For Richer or Poorer, Tim Allen's character accidentally sets a Balenciaga dress on fire. He tries laughing at it, rhetorically asking, "What the hell's a Balenciaga?"

On January 29, 2014, the character Myrtle Snow cries "Balenciaga!" as her dying words on the season finale of FX television show American Horror Story: Coven.

Film director Paul Thomas Anderson was inspired to make Phantom Thread when he became interested in the fashion industry after reading about designer Cristóbal Balenciaga.

Balenciaga collaborated with The Simpsons to create a short film for Paris Fashion Week in 2021.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:43 a.m. No.17804326   🗄️.is 🔗kun

The Coca Cola company is not happy with me–that's okay, I'll still keep drinking that garbage.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:44 a.m. No.17804328   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4333 >>4340 >>4415 >>4608 >>4739

There is no evidence Soros aided the Nazi regime, which ended when he was 14.

Soros was 13 years old when the Nazis occupied Hungary. During this time, he was sent to live with a "phony godfather" who at one point took him along to take inventory of a Jewish person's house, but Soros was not involved with confiscating their goods, The Washington Post reports. He was also sent to run errands at the Judenrat, a Jewish council forced to obey the Nazis' orders, but he didn't round up any Jewish people.

To the contrary, the Post reported that Soros did not participate when he was given a list of names of Jewish people and instructed to tell them to report to a location from which they would be deported.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 4:53 a.m. No.17804339   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4415 >>4608 >>4739


>The Roe v. Wade decision is part of a carefully laid plan to turn the US into a repressive regime. We must do everything we can to prevent that.

US Democracy Under Concerted Attack

Jul 4, 2022

George Soros

The American public has been alarmed and aroused by the US Supreme Court's growing extremism. But voters need to recognize the Court's radical majority for what it is: part of a carefully laid plan to turn the US into a repressive regime.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 5:06 a.m. No.17804356   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4363



Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Liberal Party (PL) called for a partial annulment of the Oct. 30 elections whereby the opposition candidate and former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT)was chosen to return to the Planalto Palace on Jan. 1.


A Liberal Party audit showed irregularities in 61% of the electronic ballot boxes used for the runoff. Hence, the PL has called for the annulment of the elections. Bolsonaro insisted he refused to accept Lula's win by 50.9% of the votes against his 49.1% in a process monitored by international observers.

The PL's study determined that 61% of the 577,125 ballot boxes manufactured between 2009 and 2015 cannot be audited, unlike the newer ones from 2020, in which Bolsonaro prevailed with 51.05 % of the votes.

Engineer Carlos Rocha, who conducted the report, argued that “very strong indications of malfunction” existed in the old ballot boxes.

Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Chief Justice Alexandre De Moraes said that the PL's claim can only be treated if there are also doubts about the first round four weeks earlier in which the PL obtained 99 deputies, which will give it the first minority in the Lower House as from next year.

PL Chairman Valdemar Costa Neto said the report did not represent the party's stance but agreed that the objections “should be analyzed in order to strengthen democracy.” He also denied any intention to “disrupt the life of the country.”

De Moraes argued that the ballot boxes under suspicion were used in both rounds, so he urged the PL to “question also the result of the first round within 24 hours.”

The Workers' Party (PT), which led the electoral coalition that brought Lula to power, rejected the action attempted by the PL and considered it a “ruse” that cannot prosper in court. “Bolsonaro's appeal before the TSE is a ruse that has to be sanctioned as bad faith litigation.

Regarding these court filings, PT Chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said that ”enough of malice, irresponsibility, and insults to institutions and democracy!”.

Although he has not publicly accepted his defeat, Bolsonaro has started the transition process with a team appointed by Lula.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 5:51 a.m. No.17804443   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4608 >>4739

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:22 a.m. No.17804515   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4518 >>4526 >>4532


Gilgamesh refuses the sexual advances of the goddess Ishtar, the East Semitic equivalent of Inanna, leading the enraged Ishtar to demand the Bull of Heaven from her father Anu, so that she may send it to attack Gilgamesh in Uruk. Anu gives her the Bull and she sends it to attack Gilgamesh and his companion, the hero Enkidu, who slay the Bull together.

After defeating the Bull, Enkidu hurls the Bull's right thigh at Ishtar, taunting her. The slaying of the Bull results in the gods condemning Enkidu to death, an event which catalyzes Gilgamesh's fear for his own death, which drives the remaining portion of the epic. The Bull was identified with the constellation Taurus and the myth of its slaying may have held astronomical significance to the ancient Mesopotamians.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:39 a.m. No.17804563   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4575 >>4608 >>4739

Gilgamesh repudiates her sexual advances, Ishtar goes to Heaven, where she complains to her mother Antu and her father Anu. She demands that Anu give her the Bull of Heaven and threatens that, if he refuses, she will smash the gates of the Underworld and raise the dead to eat the living. Anu at first objects to Ishtar's demand, insisting that the Bull of Heaven is so destructive that its release would result in seven years of famine. Ishtar declares that she has stored up enough grain for all people and all animals for the next seven years. Eventually, Anu reluctantly agrees to give it to Ishtar, whereupon she unleashes it on the world, causing mass destruction.

The Bull's first breath blows a hole in the ground that one hundred men fall into and its second breath creates another hole, trapping two hundred more. Gilgamesh and Enkidu work together to slay the Bull; Enkidu goes behind the Bull and pulls its tail while Gilgamesh thrusts his sword into the Bull's neck, killing it. Gilgamesh and Enkidu offer the Bull's heart to the sun-god Shamash. While Gilgamesh and Enkidu are resting, Ishtar stands up on the walls of Uruk and curses Gilgamesh. Enkidu tears off the Bull's right thigh and throws it in Ishtar's face.

Ishtar calls together "the crimped courtesans, prostitutes and harlots" and orders them to mourn for the Bull of Heaven. Meanwhile, Gilgamesh holds a celebration over the Bull of Heaven's defeat. Tablet VII begins with Enkidu recounting a dream in which he saw Anu, Ea, and Shamash declare that either Gilgamesh or Enkidu must die as punishment for having slain the Bull of Heaven. They choose Enkidu, who soon grows sick, and dies after having a dream of the Underworld. Tablet VIII describes Gilgamesh's inconsolable grief over his friend's death and the details of Enkidu's funeral. Enkidu's death becomes the catalyst for Gilgamesh's fear of his own death, which is the focus of the remaining portion of the epic.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:41 a.m. No.17804566   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4571


Zelenskyy wants Ukraine to be ‘a big Israel.’ Here’s a road map.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:47 a.m. No.17804575   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4608 >>4739


>Enkidu goes behind the Bull and pulls its tail while Gilgamesh thrusts his sword into the Bull's neck, killing it. Gilgamesh and Enkidu offer the Bull's heart to the sun-god Shamash.


God of the sun and justice


Queen of Heaven

Goddess of love, war, and fertility

She was the first consort of Anu, and the pair were the parents of the Anunnaki and the Utukki.

According to the Akkadian pantheon, clouds were Antum's breasts and that rain was her breast milk.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:55 a.m. No.17804591   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4595 >>4604 >>4608 >>4739


>Zelensky is killing Ukrainians.

Zelensky Takes Aim at Hidden Enemy: Ukrainians Aiding Russia

In firing his intelligence chief and top prosecutor, President Volodymyr Zelensky signaled a more aggressive approach to a fifth column undermining Ukraine’s war effort.

By Andrew E. Kramer and Valerie Hopkins

July 18, 2022


KYIV, Ukraine — Even as it engages in fierce fighting with Russia on the battlefield, Ukraine is also waging war on a different, more shadowy front: rooting out spies and collaborators in government and society who are providing crucial help to the invading forces.

While Ukrainian society as a whole has rallied to the country’s defense, Russian sympathizers are reporting the locations of Ukrainian targets like garrisons or ammunition depots, Ukraine’s officials say. Priests have sheltered Russian officers and informed on Ukrainian activists in Russian-occupied areas. One official said collaborators had removed explosives from bridges, allowing Russian troops to cross.

The issue was cast into sharp relief on Sunday night when President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed two senior law enforcement officials, saying they had not been nearly aggressive enough in weeding out traitors. It was the first major reshuffle of his brain trust since the war began.

Hundreds of treason investigations have been opened, Mr. Zelensky said in a televised address after the dismissals, which still must be confirmed by the Parliament, underscoring the depth of a problem that can provide a critical advantage to the enemy. The threat from spies in government, churches and intelligence agencies, and from Russian-leaning citizens in the East, has plagued Ukraine for years, but has become still more acute during the war.

Mr. Zelensky specifically cited Ukraine’s security service, an unwieldy force of 27,000 personnel, the largest in Europe. Western allies believe the service has too many areas of operation, leaving it open to corruption, and prone to straying from its spy-hunting role.

“Such an array of crimes against the foundations of the national security of the state, and the connections detected between the employees of the security forces of Ukraine and the special services of Russia, pose very serious questions to the relevant leadership,” Mr. Zelensky said.

One of the officials Mr. Zelensky ousted on Sunday was the head of the domestic intelligence agency, Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend of the president. The other was Iryna Venediktova, Ukraine’s prosecutor general. While Mr. Zelensky did not accuse them of betrayal, he suggested they had turned a blind eye to traitors in sensitive positions.

“Actions and any inaction of each official in the security sector and in law enforcement agencies will be evaluated,” Mr. Zelensky said.

The deputy head of the president’s office, Andriy Smirnov, was more pointed on Monday, saying the two officials were ousted for failing to “cleanse” their agencies of collaborators.

“Everybody for a long time waited for more concrete, and maybe radical results,” Mr. Smirnov said. “At the same time, in the sixth month of the war we are still turning up wads of such people.”

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:57 a.m. No.17804595   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4596 >>4598 >>4608 >>4739


The intelligence service poses a particular problem for Ukraine because many of its chiefs graduated from K.G.B. schools, said Volodymyr Ariev, a member of Parliament in an opposition party that accused Mr. Zelensky of inaction on the issue before the dismissals on Sunday.

“Of course, it’s not an easy task,” Mr. Ariev said. “They are not walking in the corridors with a badge saying ‘I am K.G.B.’”

The United States and its allies have provided vast quantities of intelligence data to Ukraine during the war, but American officials say the officials’ dismissals were not due to any mishandling of that information.

The reshuffling of top security positions provided the first outward sign of divisions in Mr. Zelensky’s team, which had been remarkably cohesive during the war. Ukrainian media and opposition politicians suggested alternative reasons for the shake-up, including Ms. Venediktova’s rising international profile as an aggressive prosecutor of war crimes; some officials fear these trials could lead to retaliatory prosecutions of Ukrainian prisoners in Russia’s hands.

Mr. Zelensky said that more than 60 prosecutors and domestic intelligence agents had remained in Russian-occupied territory after the invasion and were collaborating with Moscow. He said the authorities had opened 651 criminal investigations of police officers, prosecutors and other security officials.

More than 800 people suspected of engaging in sabotage and reconnaissance for the Russians, many of them civilians, have been detained and handed over to the Security Service of Ukraine since the war began, Yevhinnii Yenin, first deputy minister of internal affairs of Ukraine, said last month.

The Ukrainians recently foiled a Russian plot to target the leadership of the Ukrainian government, Mr. Yenin said. And law enforcement agencies now operate 123 counter-sabotage groups comprising a total of at least 1,500 members, he said.

Out in the villages and towns on the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine, the most pro-Russian region of the country, soldiers worry continually about the threat posed by enemy sympathizers reporting their positions or helping direct Russian artillery fire.

Russia’s battered forces have paused their drive to seize territory in the region, but continue to use their numerical advantage in artillery to batter Ukrainian towns and military units. A renewed offensive is expected before long.

By the height of the fighting for the eastern city of Lysychansk last month, most civilians had fled, but significant portions of those who remained showed open disdain for the Ukrainian defenders. “We are a Russian nation,” said one resident in the city’s market who declined to provide his name. “You can kill us, but you can’t defeat us.”

The Kremlin has shut down independent news organizations, feeding a distorted picture of Ukraine and the war to viewers in Russia and sympathizers in eastern Ukraine. But on Monday, one of the most important prewar Russian outlets, TV Rain, resumed broadcasting on YouTube from Riga, Latvia.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 6:57 a.m. No.17804596   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4608 >>4739


Ruslan Osypenko, the police chief of Ukraine’s Donetsk region, which has been subjected to increasingly intense artillery attacks, said that tracking and detaining suspected informants was one of his top priorities. His force has a unit dedicated to monitoring social media channels to detect people passing information on military activities and targeting to Russian forces.

Informants are of all types, he said, and often act on the promise of a position in a future, Russian-controlled administration. “They can be young and old,” he said in an interview Monday in his temporary base in the city of Pokrovsk. “The Russian special services are working in this direction, we know that.”

Mykyta Poturaiev, a Ukrainian lawmaker who recently convened a parliamentary committee to investigate collaboration, said that Orthodox priests loyal to Moscow had given pro-Russian sermons, provided Russians tips on targets, and informed on Ukrainian activists.

“One example is very illustrative,” Mr. Poturaiev said. In one Russian-occupied village, he said, a priest helped billet Russian officers in local houses and arranged for a warehouse to store ammunition.

But infiltration of the domestic intelligence service and prosecutors’ office — the very agencies that are intended to find and prosecute traitors — is particularly insidious.

In his decree dismissing Mr. Bakanov, Mr. Zelensky cited an article under martial law that pertains to “failure to perform service duties, which led to human casualties or other grave consequences.”

The decree did not specify what casualties or consequences, but speculation swirled in Kyiv on Monday that Mr. Bakanov had been ousted for glaring intelligence failures in the first days of the war in the southern city of Kherson, which the Russians captured almost without a fight. Local officials in Kherson switched sides, and explosives were removed from bridges around the city, Mr. Ariev, the opposition member of Parliament said.

In late March, Mr. Zelensky stripped two generals of the security service of their ranks, calling them traitors; one was in charge of the Kherson region and the other fled Ukraine on the eve of the invasion, only to be apprehended months later in Serbia, accused of trying to smuggle cash and emeralds into the country.

One Parliament member, Oleksiy Honcharenko, who is not affiliated with a party, said of Mr. Zelensky’s reference to “grave consequences,’’ “Translation: for the surrender of Kherson.”

The security service, known by its Ukrainian initials S.B.U., is the country’s main domestic security and intelligence authority, Ukraine’s successor to the Soviet-era K.G.B. Its vast size has drawn criticism — by comparison, Britain’s MI5 has just 4,400 employees, according to the Atlantic Council — and it has long faced calls for reform.

Business groups have said that the service shook down companies for bribes and that corrupt agents, compromised and facing possible prosecution, became easy marks for recruitment by Russia.

“Surprise, surprise,” Serhiy Fursa, an analyst with Dragon Capital, a leading Ukrainian investment bank, wrote on Facebook of Mr. Zelensky’s charges of treachery in the service. “What lesson did this war give us? A corrupt man is Putin’s best friend.”

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 7:03 a.m. No.17804606   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4612

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 7:07 a.m. No.17804612   🗄️.is 🔗kun



It was during his final tour in Iraq that Whelan was charged with larceny after trying to steal $10,000 and bouncing about $6,000 in checks, according to the Washington Post. He also used another person's Social Security number in trying to advance his own rank and pay. He was court-martialed and discharged for bad conduct in 2008.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 7:38 a.m. No.17804693   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>4705 >>4721

The solar image was suspended from the upper portion of the clock face, which was divided into 17 equal parts, corresponding to the 17 hours of daylight in Moscow on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.

Anonymous ID: 48c893 Nov. 24, 2022, 7:44 a.m. No.17804716   🗄️.is 🔗kun


>The solar image was suspended from the upper portion of the clock face, which was divided into 17 equal parts, corresponding to the 17 hours of daylight in Moscow on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice.

In 1628 the master Golovei built the second clock (in exchange for the burned) for the Spassky Tower. The Kremlin watch had a huge revolving dial weighing over 400 kg, divided into 17 parts. The dial was knocked down from the boards and painted with blue paint, light tin stars were fixed on its field. In the upper part of the dial were drawn the Moon and the Sun, the beam of which served as a fixed clock hand. The hourly divisions were denoted by the letters of the Slavic alphabet. The beating of the clock began when the first ray of the sun fell on the Spassky Tower, with the onset of darkness, the clock was translated to the night time. Twice a day, when the sun crossed the horizon, the watchmaker climbed the tower and manually turned the dial to the starting point.