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Putin closes main state news agency as he tightens his control over Russian media

New agency's mission is to project Russia's image abroad
Putin names controversial conservative news anchor as chief
Second shift in Russian media industry in two weeks


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President Vladimir Putin today tightened his control over Russia's media by dissolving the main state news agency and replacing it with an organisation that is to promote Moscow's image abroad.

With the stroke of a pen, Putin abolished RIA Novosti and created a news agency to be known as Rossiya Segodnya, or Russia Today.

It is the second in two weeks strengthening Putin's hold on the media as he tries to reassert his authority after protests against his rule.

Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin's concern about the president's ratings and image.

Conservative news anchor, Dmitry Kiselyov has been appointed as the new organisation's chief.

The controversial journalist - described as a 'powerful propagandist' - provoked outraged after once saying the organs of homosexuals should not be used in transplants.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:00 am 
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Obama's dislike of opposing news reports are eerily similar he even stages whitehouse photo opps.

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Obama's dislike of opposing news reports are eerily similar he even stages whitehouse photo opps.


There are president's who have NOT staged their photo ops? This shit has gone on since the 50's at least.

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Yes this is true, BUT.... Obama is the first to exclude the press at said photo opps. Should be expected from such a blatant political hack.

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I like Russia Today. They report on everything and don't give a crap.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:23 am 
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I like Russia Today. They report on everything and don't give a crap.

Putin's private paper! :lol:

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London's Apollo Theatre's ceiling collapses during show

More than 80 people have been injured, four seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say.

The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time.

Eyewitnesses heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT. Theatre-goers left covered in debris.

London Ambulance said there were 81 walking wounded and that all those who were trapped earlier had been freed.

Some 25 ambulance crews and an air ambulance attended the scene, it said.

London Fire Brigade said four people were seriously injured but none have life-threatening injuries.

It said its "search is now complete" and the theatre has been sealed off.

Eight fire engines and more than 50 firefighters attended the incident in London's busy West End theatre district, along with hundreds of police officers.

The Apollo's ornate plasterwork ceiling collapsed and brought part of the lighting rig down, it said.

In a media briefing the fire brigade said its officers inspected the theatre's roof via an aerial ladder platform that had been raised above the building.

It said it did not believe scaffolding on adjacent building had anything to do with the incident.

Nick Harding from Kingsland Fire Station said: "A section of the theatre's ceiling collapsed onto the audience who were watching the show. The ceiling took parts of the balconies down with it.

"Firefighters worked really hard in very difficult conditions... They rescued people from the theatre, made the area safe and then helped ambulance crews with the injured.

"Specialist urban search and rescue crews were also called to the scene to make sure no one was trapped."

He added: "In my time as a fire officer I've never seen an incident like this."

Firefighters said the theatre had been almost full and 720 people were watching the performance.

The Met Police said more than 40 walking wounded were treated at the nearby Gielgud Theatre, while three London buses were used to transport others to hospitals.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust said 34 adults and five children were being treated at the accident and emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital.

The majority had cuts and bruises, and a small number had fractures. The three most serious cases had injuries to the neck and back, or head.

The trust said at this stage there were no life-threatening injuries.

In a statement it said: "We have had a fantastic response from staff - both already on-site and those who came in from home - to help."

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "I've been updated regularly on the Apollo incident. I'm grateful for the fast work of the emergency services in helping the injured."

A spokesman for London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "He has spoken to the Met Police Commissioner and is liaising with the relevant agencies. His thoughts and prayers are with those involved in what is clearly a very serious incident."

Witnesses earlier said they had seen people leaving the building, covered in dust and plaster - with some people bleeding and crying.
'Strange crackling noise'

Amy Lecoz, who was at the theatre with her two children, aged 16 and 19, said: "The entire dome roof fell down on the audience just in front of us. We were protected by the balcony above and we ran. People started screaming.

"We thought it was water... We thought it was a part of the show. I grabbed my kids and ran."

Another witness said she heard a "strange crackling noise" before "the roof just crumpled".

The theatre "suddenly went dark" with "dust clouds everywhere", she said.

"You could see everyone ran off the stage... it went dark".

Theatre-goer Khalil Anjarwalla said he, his heavily pregnant wife and her parents managed to escape from the theatre safely after "kilos of concrete plummeted from the ceiling".

"We initially thought it was part of the show. Thankfully we are all OK. My wife is seven months pregnant but she is OK."

Speaking to the BBC News Channel, Martin Bostock said: "All the actors reacted, we saw all the actors looking up above us and pointing, looking horrified and then things started falling and smoke, and I thought it was part of the show until something hit me on the head very hard.

"I thought, that's not quite, that's not quite right, and then everything came down around us and to be quite honest I thought we were all going to be in really, really, really serious trouble and it felt horrific."

Independent newspaper journalist Simon Usborne was also in the audience.

"We thought it was part of the scene, it was a seaside scene, but then there was a lot of crashing noise and part of the roof caved in.

"There was dust everywhere, everybody's covered in dust. We got out fairly quickly, I think everyone was quite panicked."

Jess Bowie was also in the theatre and said in a tweet that the experience was "absolutely petrifying... people outside are covered in dust and some in blood. Utterly horrible".

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time has been running in London since August 2012. The show started at The National Theatre, before transferring to the Apollo in March this year.

The Grade II-listed Apollo was built in 1901 and has 775 seats over four levels. Since 2005 it has been owned and operated by Nimax Theatres, which also runs the Garrick, Duchess and Vaudeville theatres.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25458009

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London's Apollo Theatre's ceiling collapses during show

More than 80 people have been injured, four seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25458009

Just to clarify, this is not the Apollo theatre in Hammersmith, which was once known as the Hammersmith Odeon.

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Obama's bombing of innocents continues...

Barely two days can go by without bombing innocents in some country or other that never attacked us.

Gotta keep this off the news so the only people who know are the ones who actively look this stuff up... that way the dems (or R's), can get re-elected and continue this permanent war, continue giving our wealth to the rich bankers, and continue to hold our jobs overseas in Chinese slave labor.

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US Drone Strike Targets Yemeni Wedding

"...when a U.S. drone strike targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen’s al-Baitha province, killing 14 and injuring 22. Imagine gathering for a quaint wedding in Northern Virginia on a picturesque farm, all of your loved ones gathered in celebration, only to have your wedding party slaughtered by a drone from Pakistan. We react with hysteria when a lone gunman starts shooting in a public place. Imagine our vitriolic response to repeated attacks on weddings by foreign enemies.

This isn’t the first wedding that we’ve bombed, nor is it likely the last..."

Full Story Here:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/18/us-drone-strike-targets-yemeni-wedding/#.UrL6-eXnPaU.facebook

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The Incredible, Shrinking Presidency of Barack Obama

"...According to a new Washington Post-ABC poll, Barack Obama now ranks among the least popular presidents in the last century. In fact, his approval rating is lower than Bush’s was in his fifth year in office.

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Obamacare is just the straw that broke the camel’s back. The list of policy disasters that preceded this latest fiasco is nearly endless, including everything from blanket pardons for the Wall Street big-wigs who took down the global financial system, to re-upping the Bush tax cuts, to appointing a commission of deficit hawks to slash Social Security and Medicare (Bowles-Simpson), to breaking his word on Gitmo, to reneging on his promise to pass Card Check, to expanding to wars in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, to droning 4-times as many civilians as the homicidal maniac he replaced as president in 2008......."

Baddy's note: he forgot to mention the trillion dollar taxpayer debt funded giveaways to his rich banker sponsors and the 750 billion dollar cuts fo SS/Medicare...our jobless kids will still be paying for those giveaways to the too big to fail banks.... How do you say "icepick in the forehead?"

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http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/20/ ... ack-obama/

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Obama sez..." I wont sign a healthcare bill that increases deficit spending by one dime, (the crowd cheered)..."

Yet he has borrowed TRILLIONS in deficit spending for his wars.

Trillions for wars, not a dime for you....
The only takehome can be, his wars are trillions of times more important to him than us.

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Happy Zappadan baddy! :)

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Hey Kapt'n :)

Excellent day here, a freak 55 degree day, (~12c).

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Hey Kapt'n :)

Excellent day here, a freak 55 degree day, (~12c).

Got ya beat at 66 degree's, clear & calm. It is California after all! :wink: :)

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65 degrees in Cincinnati at 9:30 PM,,

after two weeks of record breaking lows,,

too weird, even for around here,,

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Queen pardons computing giant Alan Turing 59 years after his suicide

Maybe the Turing family should pardon the Queen. :P

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/23/22025978-queen-pardons-computing-giant-alan-turing-59-years-after-his-suicide?lite

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I don't believe it. Somebody found an actual use for a banjo.
Bad use, but a use all the same.

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Bella Fleck has found a few uses

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Condoms 'too big' for indian men.

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Condoms 'too big' for indian men.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6161691.stm



The dummies...you're supposed to get a hard on before you put them on :roll:

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I don't believe it. Somebody found an actual use for a banjo.


When the masters took away the slaves' drums and left them with banjos, what resulted was the now African-American players probing and bending notes searching for African tonalities and textures within the European scale.


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NuclearProstate wrote:
Condoms 'too big' for indian men.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6161691.stm



The dummies...you're supposed to get a hard on before you put them on :roll:

LMAO! Do we call you Big Daddy Baddy or Bwana Dik now? :shock: :wink: :mrgreen:

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