Два года назад в московском СИЗО умер от пыток 37-летний Сергей Магнитский.
Человек, пытавшийся помешать организованной преступной группе ментов, прокуроров, налоговиков и судей украсть из российской казны 5,4 миллиарда рублей.
Несмотря на весь широкий общественный и международный резонанс, который получила эта трагедия, несмотря на вмешательство президента и "особый контроль" прокуратуры, за его смерть никто не наказан. Некоторые из ответственных за внесудебную расправу с тех пор повышены в должностях, представлены к наградам. И продолжают заниматься всё тем же: крышеванием бизнесов, подделкой документов, фабрикацией уголовных дел по коммерческому заказу, выбиванием признательных показаний, вымогательством взяток, кражей бюджетных средств. Миллиарды, хищение которых пытался предотвратить Магнитский, так и не нашлись, потому что их никто не искал: ни суд, ни следствие, ни милиция, ни прокуратура. Хотя имена должностных лиц, ставших после этой аферы века долларовыми миллионерами, широко известны.
За два года, прошедших со дня смерти Магнитского, в результате неоказания медицинской помощи в московских СИЗО успели умереть Вера Трифонова, Андрей Кудояров, Василий Алексанян, Олег Голобоков. Все они обвинялись по экономическим статьям, по которым, если верить знаменитым медведевским поправкам, людей в России вообще не должны заключать под стражу до вынесения обвинительного приговора.
Правильно пишет об этом в Слоне Ольга Романова, мужа которой продержали больше трёх лет в тюрьме по сфабрикованному обвинению:
Мы знаем, что это – война. Нас уничтожают – тупо, за бабки. Им дают за это ордена и звания, и еще бабок. Они выдавливают нас – выбирай, гражданин с гражданочкой: либо вон из страны, либо из жизни. Их жалкая тупая жизнь никому здесь не нужна, как не нужна она и там. Но это наша страна. Пусть валят.
Это действительно война, и сегодня они в ней считают себя победителями.
Но помяните моё слово: они рано радуются.
Не забудем, не простим.
Слили всех у кого оставались зачатки приличия.
There really are several that I used to watch the shit out of, but The Lion King 2 is probably my favorite of all time. I literally used to watch that movie once a day, sometimes twice. I even learned all the songs.
A close runner-up would be The Sword in the Stone. I loved Archimedes the owl. And you can't forget about the odd way that Arthur's voice was like a little kids for half the time, and like a teenager's the other half. He was hitting puberty, lol. And the trademark "WHOA WHAT WHOA!"
Some others I loved were Hercules, Pocahontas, and Cinderella. Good stuff...
Jack is me, has always been me in the way that i dont feel quite right in my own life/skin . I wish that i could get past it like he does (go on a grand adventure and find himself even through his failures/misunderstandings. I've connected with that movie on such a visceral level its damn near painful. My mother thought i'd be afraid so she didn't take me to see it in theaters but i got my uncle to and fell in love.
BTW I totally worship timburton and Dr. Suess so yeah i'm fuckin' warped XD
number 2 is Fox and the Hound.
I was like 4 and made every one call me copper because my name sucks and he was cool and then i named my cat (who hated me) Copper too. I no longer own cats or wish to own cats b/c of the trauma that one put me through but i still love the movie.
3rd place goes to 101 Dalmations
I was on antiques road show hen i was 7 showing off my massive collection. Bless PBS for their kindness and forward thinking about kid's treasures. :)
ok i'm off the web now! I gotta get ready to leave and go back to the internetless apartment of doom and clutter and more Doom!!! :(
Я вижу что преступность в стране за последние годы выросла. По одному интересному факту. Раньше, при советской власти, прокуратура Иркутской области располагалась в небольшом двухэтажном здании. Сейчас, несмотря на сокращение численности населения региона, прокуратура построила себе дополнительный 6-этажный корпус. Плюс рядом выросло 5-этажное здание Следственного комитета при Прокуратуре. Это как-бы намекает, насколько больше у прокуроров стало работы.
Turns out The Electric Grandmother wasn't Disney, so it's a Return to Oz vs.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks deathmatch, refereed by Friday the Fourteenth, which is batshit insane and probably allows choke-holds, so watch the hell out, Angela Lansbury.
...What, you thought I was going to say The Little Mermaid? Don't know where you got that idea.
IN OTHER NEWS. Working on some badass album art. The art itself's not half bad either. (Behold, my wit.) And lo, the CV of T.J. Francis (lacking cool car but also lacking washed-up Shat factor of T.J. Hooker) did swell with the credentials of brilliant rockstar minds and melodies.
Work marches on vaguely upsettingly, as have caught one L.Izzard Esq. sketching redesigns of unauthorised logos in her spare time. Daily deprogramming only results in new magnitudes of worse vocabulary the next day.
Concentrating on the massively good, thank you very much.
One day when de boss get hungry, guess who gon' be on de plate, Lizzard?
Coming up to Christmas I need to pick up some MUST NEED Disney Christmas movies so here's my shopping list...
Mickey's Once upon a Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Santa Claus
The Santa Claus
I'll have to add more to my list soon! There is freaking loads!!
Btw I also have a web series out and it would be awesome if anyone gave it chance!
features VFX, fight scenes and suspense! Thaks for your time!
Btw I also have a web series out and it would be awesome if anyone gave it chance!
features VFX, fight scenes and suspense! Thaks for your time!
-The sword in the stone: it's an old one but it's my first Disney love, it's full of crack and there are scenes I still find hilarious. Merlin being sexually harassed by an overweight female squirrel never gets old.
-The Lion King, lots of fond memories ^^.
-Robin Hood ♥. Lady Kluck kicks asses.
-The hunchback of Notre Dame... Even though le scenario doesn't respect Hugo's work at all, it's still a great movie. Frollo's
"hellfire" must be one of Disney's best villain song .
I'm not too fond of the movies they produced during the 2000's :(.
Well currently I'm obsessed with Sanji from One Piece so probably it will be him, but... damn... really just one? XD
And for what I'll do to h...*cough* I mean with him... well use your imagination for that one ;D;D
Sometimes it's a tie between The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The Lion King is my comfort movie, the one that still stands as one of the first movies I've watched in theaters, and I have the entirety of that movie memorized from line to line. But The Hunchback of Notre Dame made me sit up and really take notice of its powerful themes and cast of characters when I was seven years old, all of which I've craved and tried to look for in other narratives.
Sometimes I just want to say, "Fuck it," and go with The Fox and the Hound. That movie made me sad when I was younger, but now I relate too much to it. You never quite get over the loss of a friend, and while the movie had a bittersweet end, I like to think that they still saw each other as friends in spite of what happened between them.
Sometimes it's all of these movies. Plus Beauty and the Beast because you can feel all of the love that was put into it, and Beast/Belle, UGH. ; ;
FINAL ANSWER: THE LION KING AND I'M STICKING TO IT, BUT SOMETIMES I CHANGE MY MIND FREQUENTLY. aklakjlgakjga.
Also can we talk about Don Bluth movies, too? Those rocked, too.
Это просто бессмысленная трата денег. Ничего не изменилось. Сам столкнулся недавно. Появилось в их работе много бумажной работы. Сидят пишут отписки-отмазки, создают видимость кипучей деятельности. А реальных дел - ноль!
I like her energy and her way of doing things by doing nothing.
I like the way she starts laughing and the way she starts crying.
She takes all the energy out of herself when she's proving "right" things.
We would fight and ....
It is time to see some movie now. Later be.
лучше она не стала ни на чуть!
I have to be the retard that says George Washington, based on the notion that he had virtually NOTHING to go on. It was basically up to him to write the book on what the American President is supposed to do.
Well, there you have it with my limited knowledge of American history lol.
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National Treasure. There's no singing in it, it isn't cutesy, and I love a good treasure romp with puzzles and traps and creaky wooden stairs or bridges that break when you tread on em.
Also PotC. Same reasons. Plus pirates.
The Pixar movies are okay, but the classic Walt Disney fairytale movies and saccharine fluff I grew up with? Never again!
Clearly I have no soul :p
идиотизм. Всё осталось как было,при переаттестации остаются те у кого связей побольше и тмоу прочее. Многие повылетали из "старых" с нормальным мировосприятием,а получится,что останутся "блатные" так ещё и с расширенными полномочиями.
Hands down, the most positive achievements by any president living or dead were by Millard Fillmore. Born in a humble log cabin in Aurora, NY, Fillmore went on to be known as the best-dressed American Senator. After his term was over, his own party failed to renominate him (He Lost His Whig On A Winday Day), and he ran again under the Know Nothing (American) Party, at which time he managed to carry Delaware, which was closed again last week for cleaning. But not his native state of New York. His son, Millard Powers Fillmore, was best known for having burnt all of his father's presidential papers. The Fillmore Presidential Library is currently looking for a new home, can anybody spare an ashtray?
This is actually a toss-up between Abraham Lincoln and Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. Everyone knows the general story and accomplishments of "Honest Abe" and what he did for the USA, and with good reason. He moved this country forward with his radical political views and cynical mindset. He didn't believe things were just so because of something, or that they were always going to remain so. He brought about much needed change at the time that bettered this country in many ways.
The same goes for Teddy. I know some people say he only put the national parks we enjoy today (the most notable being Yellowstone) so that he could have a legal hunting ground, but doesn't that also require an understanding that the environment must be maintained? One can't enjoy their favorite sport without the playing field being properly cared for. He also had an appreciation for the wild lands as well, with how much he traveled. Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to put that kind of conservationalist mindset into action that has stuck to this very day, which Jimmy Carter expanded into energy effeciency, conservation, and sustainability. It's only a shame now that many state-run parks are in trouble all over the nation, and I think that would make Teddy very sad indeed. Teddy also didn't fall for any bullshit. He's the one that called out Rockafeller and put Standard Oil Company under investigation for underhanded business activities.
These two men were also very loved by the people, and these two men were not afraid to take action and stick to their objectives. This is something that everyone should strive for not only in a leader, but in themselves. This country was very fortunate to have these two men in office.
I had the singer simple, which broke down after only 2 years. I purchased this machine because I was looking for a sewing machine that was faster & hopefully better made. I stuck with the Singer brand since I have a lot of accessories & didn't want to buy everything all over again. I have to say this machine is very fast (compared to the Simple) and quiet. I love seeing the bottom bobbin so I know when I need to respool. Threading the machine is the same on the top thread, but the bottom is different. It is actually easier. There are more thread sewing patterns than the Simple. It also has a nice feature on the top where the top spool can be used in a vertical position, instead of always horizontal. I like to free-hand quilt, and it is just a dream. If you dont' want to spend a ton of $$ on a sewing machine, I would highly recommend this machine. For the price, it is just perfect! I just hope it lasts longer than my Simple :) SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine
I am an entry level sewer so I needed a machine that was reliable and could sew through a few layers of thick fabric. I found this machine at a great price and decided to go for it. I have not owned any other machines but I can say that this one did mostly everything i needed it too. However, I was doing a project with a 1/4" layer of very light open cell foam, and as i was mid-sew the machine made a couple knocking sounds as was stated in the previous review. I rethreaded the machine, made some minor adjustments, and finished what I was sewing. I do not think I would try to sew anything excessivly thick again, but lukily that dosent affect my using this machine. overall, i like it and am happy with my purchase. I know that singer is a trusted compnay, that has been around for many years as well.
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I'll just answer this from "my" lifetime - and that would be a HUGE BILL CLINTON!!! I also have to add a side note: Al Gore should have won when he ran (after Bill) - but he was ousted by liars and cheaters.
I was a HUGE Hillary supporter, and I got to meet Chelsea Clinton (along with Bill and Hillary).
NO FURTHER COMMENTS & QUESTIONS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED!! (Because we ALL know where discussing politics leads!!)
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You can't go wrong with a double dose of Hayley Mills, right? 25 years after I first watched it, I still love it. It's just so bad that it's good. Kinda. Alex and I still regularly use quotes from it in everyday conversations, totally forgetting that nobody else knows what we're talking about.
А вы задайтесь вопросом: кому этот проходимец платит тот миллион? и всё встанет на свои места.
Менять название - это не реформа МВД: это простое очковтирательство, чтобы показать угнетённому народу, что правящая верхушка очень уж озабочена преступностью в рядах МВД. И кому доверили-то провести реформу? Верхушке МВД, а рыба у нас с какой части начинает гнить? Вот то-то и оно.
Всем и всё ясно: нужно ужесточать наказание, и чтобы милицейское звание было отягчающим при вынесении приговора, и лишить тюрьму под Нижним Тагилом специального статуса, а садить преступника в погонах в общую камеру. Уверяю вас, если преступность среди милиционеров не исчезнет полностью, то сократится в разы.
Но на это никто не пойдёт: все, от кого это зависит, сами потенциальные сидельцы такой тюрьмы.
А мы всё делаем упор на низких зарплатах, да если бы дело было только в зарплате, то в рядах милиции-полиции никого бы не осталось, кроме действительно честных служак, которых в милиции не так уж много, к великому нашему сожалению.
И ещё, кто принимает у сотрудников милиции переаттестацию? Такой же преступник, только рангом повыше. А чтобы в члены комиссии допустить общественность, об этом даже и не думайте: "вдруг" выяснится, что члены комиссии из той же связки преступников, а это друзья мои чревато для всей системы.
Basil the Great Mouse Detective - which I can't help thinking was a foreshadow of things to come. :D
I remember first watching the film when they showed it to us in school, when I was in Year 5, about eight or nine, and I was entranced. I had seen videos of this one, a mouse with a little girl and a dog, but I'd never paid it much heed. Now though, I was hooked - and was so keen that I wore out my first VHS copy of the video and had to badger my Mum for another one.
Fact is, I love Basil. I don't really know "how" popular it was in the 1990s, and I wonder if it was more understated than some of the others. But I like how it broke the conventions; rather than the more "traditional" route of hero/love-interest, we had a slightly eccentric adventurer who isn't always completely moral - like Sherlock - who is obsessed with the chase - like Sherlock - and for whom there was no love-interest, just a good friend - although given my Sherlock/John shippings, that might be debateable. :D No, seriously though, I love the friendship between Basil and Dawson and the way that they became so close in such a short amount of time and how Basil didn't really want him to go, and the way that they balance each other out. And the ensemble cast is truly unique; to have a little girl (who's not even that annoying!) her father and a dog as their backup is great stuff.
And Ratigan. Need I mention Ratigan? What a charming, scary bastard. Basil is the - essentially - moral centre of the film, but Ratigan... oh my raving gosh. He's cruel, but he's entertaining, my favourite one-liner being "How DARE that idiot Basil pokehisstupidnoseintomywonderfulschemean
And say what you like, I still do not get up and dance around to the last part of "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind." You cannot prove anything. No.
This is the most interesting story for me because the ending of the movie is rather different from the real book one, and because basically I loved happy ending instead of sad ending, i am preferred the movie that had happy ending.
My favorite Disney movies are:
- Finding Nemo
- Monster Inc
- Lion King
- Freaky Friday
- Toy Story
- Pirates of the Carribean