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All eyes of the world are turned towards Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

“Vladimir Putin is a shining example for many Russians.”

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After his overwhelming victory in the presidential race on the 18th of March 2018, the world has turned all of its eyes towards Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. He was re-elected for a fourth time with nearly 77 percent of all votes in the Russian Federation and abroad.

Not only in Russian cities but also in Berlin, London, Paris, New York and many other capitals around the globe Russians waited in long queues in front of polling stations to vote for their beloved, highly estimated President. Such fervour had not been seen yet, this is an absolute novum.

Vladimir Putin rules over the biggest country of the world. The Russian Federation spans two continents with eleven time zones. He is a strong president for a strong country. His popularity back home may serve him as a solid base to strengthen and consolidate Russia’s influence abroad within the next six years, from 2018 to 2023.

Many politicians from foreign countries consult him regularly, either by phone or during a visit in Moscow. Vladimir Putin has turned into an “elder statesman”, a wise leader with great experience. Others can learn a lot from him, even those who do not appreciate his leadership will have to count with him. He has become a leading figure worldwide.

A lot of comments have already been written about President Putin’s success in Syria, where he is supporting President Bashar Al Assad. Russia helps the Syrian Army in its long-lasting fight against radical forces trying to break up and divide the Syrian state.

A lot has also been written in a positive or negative way about the return of Crimea to the Russian motherland. 2014 was an important year for President Putin who has been ruling Russia for 18 years. In 2014 the citizens of Crimea decided by referendum they would rather live under Russian administration than remain a lost and forgotten part of bankrupt Ukraine. Crimea is soaring like the phoenix from the ashes.

The restoration of infrastructure with new bridges, highways, railroads, business and tourist centres causes admiration worldwide. Who would have thought that Crimea could bloom again in such a beautiful way?

Vladimir Putin was also able to show with his interior politics that he is the right man in the right place. During his presidency, the Russian Federation paid back all of its debts from Soviet times. Russia has made great progress in the fields of agriculture, ecology, defence, education, medicine, research, science, technology as well as in the sphere of social benefits for all citizens. Wages and pensions were augmented, the standard of living has improved, life expectancy has risen to an average of 72 years. Russians are happy and thankful, wishing their president to continue his excellent work.

One of the Russian President’s most important demographic aims is to populate this huge territory and make it inhabitable. A major aim regarding Russia’s economy is to raise incomes. The Russian Federation is still drawing profit from its immense quantity as well as quality of natural resources, mainly gas and oil.

Every year, Vladimir Putin announces that Russia’s economy must further diversify, pointing out that more small and medium businesses should be created. Russia’s “Strategic Plan 2020” includes further development in the areas of aircraft and ship construction, energy, informatics and medicine. In 2020, an overall assessment will be made.

The Russian Federation has reached a good position regarding the international classification of the World Bank for “Doing Business”, rising from place 120 in 2011 to place 35 in 2017. President Putin and his government can book this rise as economic success.

The development of Russia’s Far East is very important to Vladimir Putin. This remote area of the Russian Federation has rich natural resources but only few inhabitants. Vladivostok was founded in 1859.

Tsar Nicolas II promoted the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok at the end of the 19th century. In 1916, this gigantic railway with a total length of 10.000 kilometers was officially opened for traffic.

Siberia, a huge territory of Russia’s Far East, comprised only five million inhabitants in 1815. Until 1914, the number had doubled due to the construction of the Transsibirian Railway. Today, 39 million people live in Siberia.

In 2010, Vladimir Putin drove 2.000 kilometres in a yellow Lada car from Khabarovsk on Amur to Chita in Transbaikalia. It was a mediatised event which drew a lot of attention to this region of Russia.

The President likes to spend each summer vacation in Siberia, where he goes fishing, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. In the summer of 2017, he spent his holidays in the Republic of Tuva, southern Siberia, near the Chinese border.

Among the friends in his company was Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, a native of Tuva. Videos of these holidays are of touristic value because they show the President’s love for the beauty and wild nature of Siberia.

In 2012, the first APEC Summit took place in Vladivostok. The Eastern Economic Forum followed in 2015 and has been continued on a regular basis each year. In 2016, delegations from China, Japan and Southern Korea participated.

In 2017, they were joined by a delegation from Mongolia. Russia’s Far Eastern population is growing, especially in the region of Khabarovsk, on the island of Sakhalin, in the Sakha Republic and the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. For the past three years, the birthrate has been higher than the death rate, which means great success for Russia.

To further stimulate this auspicious dynamic, the Russian government has created a new programme in 2016/2017. Russian settlers receive one hectare of land as a gift, if they will settle in the Far East and use their hectare for agriculture. In addition, each new settler receives financial support from the government. This programme is very popular, many Russians use it for the benefit of their families.

President Vladimir Putin impresses people with his merits, deeds and especially his personality. He has become famous for his reforms, his dynamic style of governance, his closeness to the Russian people and his patriotism. He has great ideas but always remains levelheaded.

So he appears to be at the same time idealistic and pragmatic, courageous and careful. He behaves with discipline and reserve, never getting loud or stepping out of his role. Vladimir Putin is well suited for the position because of his balanced, calm temperament.

This behavior is typical for people born under the astrological sign of “Libra”. President Putin knows how to keep the scales balanced. When dealing with people he remains easy-going, diplomatic, polite and is a good listener.

Yet he is and remains self-contained, allowing nobody to see his cards, probably not even his closest relations. He might have learned to be so secretive during his time an officer of the KGB.

His training in judo might also have helped, whereas a rule you must try to outsmart and overwhelm the opponent in an athletic, playful way. His two favorite sports are judo and ice hockey. He also likes fitness and swimming.

Vladimir Putin is a diplomat and reformer, sportsman and writer. His books have sold very well: several manuals of judo and his autobiography.

The Russian President stands for law and order, safety and greatness of the Russian Federation. He is continuing Imperial and Soviet centralism to secure the continuation of Russian history throughout the centuries.

Vladimir Putin mirrors Russia’s endurance and strength. These are the reasons why 77 percent of his countrymen want him to be their president for a fourth time. Vladimir Putin is a shining example for many Russians. Everybody likes to believe in the power of one’s own country. This is absolutely normal, healthy and good.

Good luck for your presidency from 2018 to 2023, Mr. President, with lots of courage, health, and strength!

 


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The so-called ‘leaders’ of Britain, France and Germany are “political pygmies” in comparison to Vladimir Putin. They work against their own peoples’ interests instead of for them. No wonder they resent Putin : he shows them up too much. And the USA is ‘led’ by a self-indulgent, psychologically unstable narcissist, in contrast to whom Putin is a pillar of stability and strategic thinking.

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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Why Joe May be Courting Stacey

Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Patrick J. Buchanan

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Of 895 slots in the freshman class of Stuyvesant High in New York City, seven were offered this year to black students, down from 10 last year and 13 the year before.

In the freshman class of 803 at The Bronx High School of Science, 12 students are black, down from last year’s 25.

Of 303 students admitted to Staten Island Technical High School, one is African-American.

According to The New York Times, similar patterns of admission apply at the other five most elite high schools in the city.

Whites and Asians are 30 percent of middle school students, but 83 percent of the freshman at Bronx High School of Science, 88 percent at Staten Island Technical and 90 percent at Stuyvesant.

What do these numbers tell us?

They reveal the racial composition of the cohort of scientists and technicians who will lead America in the 21st century. And they tell us which races will not be well represented in that vanguard.

They identify a fault line that runs through the Democratic Party, separating leftists who believe in equality of results for all races and ethnic groups, and those who believe in a meritocracy.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed anger and frustration at the under-representation of blacks and Hispanics in the elite schools. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have ignored his pleas to change the way students are admitted.

Currently, the same test, of English and math, is given to middle school applicants. And admission to the elite eight is offered to those who get the highest scores.

Moreover, Asians, not whites, are predominant.

Though 15 percent of all middle school students, Asians make up two-thirds of the student body at Stuyvesant, with 80 times as many slots as their African-American classmates.

The egalitarian wing of the Democratic Party sees this as inherently unjust. And what gives this issue national import are these factors:

First, the recent scandal where rich parents paid huge bribes to criminal consultants to get their kids into elite colleges, by falsifying records of athletic achievement and cheating on Scholastic Aptitude Tests, has caused a wave of populist resentment.

Second, Harvard is being sued for systemic reverse racism, as black and Hispanic students are admitted with test scores hundreds of points below those that would disqualify Asians and whites.

Third, Joe Biden has a history on compulsory integration dating back to the 1970s that Sen. Jesse Helms called “enlightened.”

Here are Biden’s quotes, unearthed by The Washington Post, that reflect his beliefs about forced busing for racial balance in public schools:

“The new integration plans being offered are really just quota systems to assure a certain number of blacks, Chicanos, or whatever in each school. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with.

“What it says is, ‘In order for your child with curly black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin to be able to learn anything, he needs to sit next to my blond-haired, blue-eyed son.’ That’s racist!

“Who the hell do we think we are, that the only way a black man or woman can learn is if they rub shoulders with my white child?

“I am philosophically opposed to quota systems. They insure mediocrity.”

That was 44 years ago. While those views were the thinking of many Democrats, and perhaps of most Americans, in the mid-’70s, they will be problematic in the 2020 primaries, where African-Americans could be decisive in the contests that follow Iowa and New Hampshire.

Biden knows that just as Bernie Sanders, another white male, fell short in crucial South Carolina because of a lack of support among black voters, he, too, has a problem with that most loyal element in the Democratic coalition.

In 1991, Biden failed to rise to the defense of Anita Hill when she charged future Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment. In the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was a law-and-order champion responsible for tough anti-crime legislation that is now regarded as discriminatory.

And he has a record on busing for racial balance that made him a de facto ally of Louise Day Hicks of the Boston busing case fame.

How, with a record like this, does Biden inoculate himself against attacks by rival candidates, especially candidates of color, in his run for the nomination?

One way would be to signal to his party that he has grown, he has changed, and his 2020 running mate will be a person of color. Perhaps he’ll run with a woman of color such as Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia.

An ancillary benefit would be that Abrams on the ticket would help him carry Georgia, a state Donald Trump probably cannot lose and win re-election.

Wrote Axios this morning:

“Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president.”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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