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Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - July 2020

2020.07.31 18:59 thecambridgegeek Audio Drama/Fiction/RPG Debuts - July 2020

I've got what I think is a mostly exhaustive list of the new audio drama series that came out in July, which may be of interest to those looking for new shows. See below. Anyone want to tell me any I've missed, and I'll update it? (Note, "new" here means that the Ep1 of the RSS feed was released, or a previously non-fiction feed started producing fiction.) Listened to any of them that you would recommend?
Previous months are available here:
And the ongoing updates (just in case you don't want to wait for the end of the month) are available here:
And I do a weekly podcast collecting a few trailers here:

7/1: A Girl's Fiction (Fiction - Anthology)
Synopsis: Hi guys! And welcome to A Girl's Fiction. This is a podcast where I'll be writing stories exclusively for this podcast and will be sharing them with you. I hope that you're able to relate with some of these stories. If not, I hope that you can find some enjoyment in these stories.
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7/1: Citadel Goes Viral (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Hi! This is Citadel Arts Group, a Leith based theatre company dedicated to giving a voice to older people. When the Covid virus hit the country, all our projects had to go on hold. That was when we turned to Zoom and we gave our playwrights group the challenge of creating short audio scripts for Citadel to record using the new technology - well, new to us anyway!

7/1: Piano Teeth (Fiction - Anthology)
Synopsis: A podcast from Piano Teeth. The voice inside your head. Expect darkly-comic, surreal and strange adventures all from the comfort of your own mind.
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7/1: Shadow of Arcanum (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: It has been 20 years since Vecna was defeated and Exandria has only gotten darker and crueller. Five companions set out on an adventure that will change their lives forever and will make them question everything they thought they knew. Shadow of Arcanum is a full POC lgbtq+ Actual play Drama.
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7/1: The Eternity Archives (RPG - Anthology)
Synopsis: A biweekly actual play TTRPG podcast. Join us as we venture A between realms to protect the fabric of reality by exploring everything the tabletop world has to offer!
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7/1: The Mistress Files (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Synopsis: There's no such thing as true evil in this world. Evil is only defined by which side of the line one stands. Follow the tales of The Mistress, one of the most feared criminal masterminds the world has ever known, and ask yourself: Which side are you on?
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7/2: The One Stars (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: The One Stars is a Comedy Fiction Podcast. Join our host Negative Nancy and her only friend Chatbot as they fly through space aboard the decrepit Space Windu. The One Stars features 'One Star Reviews from All Across the Multiverse. All reviews in The One Stars are fictional except when otherwise noted.
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7/3: Cape Lock (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: KINH's investigative reporter Christina Glass looks into a town that only exists in peoples minds.
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7/3: Please Tell Me What To Do (Fiction - Interactive)
Synopsis: Speed-written audio drama. I release Friday, you vote what to do next over the weekend, we do it all over again. It's like goosebumps if the kids grew up but the author did not.

7/3: Ritual (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: Three short plays from Dirty Protest Theatre in partnership with National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre in association with BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Arts.
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7/3: Scared By Scott (Fiction - Horror)
Synopsis: Do you like listening to scary or spooky stories? Then sit back and listen to short horror stories presented to you with minimal music and sound effects for that campfire story feel. Try not to get scared…
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7/3: The Pulp Cast (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: The Pulp Cast is a fictional audio drama presentation in nostalgic anthology style. 21st Century stories with old school panache. Depressed detectives, dangerous dames, far-out journeys to outer space, and deep into the human mind. Enjoy original teleplays and new adaptations of forgotten gems from the under-appreciated underbelly of the Golden Age, reshaped and brought to life by the Pulp Cast's creators who are joined by an endearing and enthusiastic cast of guest voice actors. Grab your flashlight and pull the sheets up high, as we leap full speed ahead into the past!
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7/4: Apocalypse Songs (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Red Scare Theatre Company presents a five part audio drama experience. A supernatural thriller about music journalist Amy Louise Chen (Cassandra Tse) whose investigation into an obscure 1960s musician leads her down an unexpected path.
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7/4: Daring Adventures (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Follow along with this intrepid crew as they set out on Daring Adventures.
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7/4: Figuring Out Will: A Radio Play (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: In a world full of emotional pitfalls, one geeky teen will join forces with his two best friends to face his insecurities and escape the friend zone by realizing it never even existed in the first place. Comedy. Drama. Doritos. Get ready to figure out Will. “Figuring Out Will” is a coming-of-age story set in a video store written by Alec Kerr that made its debut at the NYSummerfest Theater Festival at the Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan August 2018.

7/4: Green Door Theatre Company (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Just imagine: it's Halloween night, winds are whistling through the crooked trees, darkness falls - and you begin to listen to the spookiest radio play ever recorded by Green Door Theatre!

7/4: Surely You Quest (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Avast and Ahoy! Prepare yourselves for high seas adventures and shenanigans as 3 heroes find out what awaits them in the mysterious oceanic world of the Chroma Archipelago. Jenny (Played by Hayley Rose), Lenny (Played by Mike Patten), and Pidge (Played by Blue Lennox), embark into the world of DM, Ryan Mitchum's, creation. What awaits will be incredible, daring, or at the very least hilarious.
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7/4: Tales of the Resistance (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: The San Francisco Mime Troupe present four two-part original political comedy audio plays, broadcast bi-weekly, each written and performed by Mime Troupe veterans and newcomers, and each in a different style. Each episode will be about 25 minutes long, and presented as podcasts and as radio shows on stations across the country.

7/4: This American Wasteland (Dramatised - Post-apocalypse)
Synopsis: This American Wasteland is an audio drama that follows an aftermath. Archived accounts narrate this story of a post-apocalyptic America.
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7/4: Welcome to the Revolution…Go Pats (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: A comedy audio-play about the American Revolution.
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7/5: Lost and Broken Things (Fiction - Horror)
Synopsis: Lost and Broken Things is a podcast featuring tales of original short fiction, generally exploring topics of a dark and disturbing nature.
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7/6: Dungeon Dive Bar (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Join seven friends as they delve deep into the ancient and mysterious Emerald Spire!
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7/6: Once Upon A Time In Trieste (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: A 19th Century princess and a 20th Century revolutionary are trapped in a fairy tale castle, both struggling to come to terms with momentous events they have helped to shape. Over a night of prayer, cards and violence, they confront each other – and their own inner demons. By morning, only one of them is left.

7/6: Room Infinity (Dramatised - Thriller)
Synopsis: Mark Infinity, a survivor of an accident that had just occurred a year ago. Although Mark was released from the hospital in a fair good state, he had one major problem! His memory of that event that put him there where mysteriously gone. With only sparks coming back through a multitude of headaches, unknown people who somehow know who he is and especially the people in the black suits who are called “The Marked Ones”.
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7/6: The Drunken Geek (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: The Drunken Geek is your chance to listen in on some nerds playing roleplaying games, starting with Pathfinder 2nd Edition. Fortunately, as they're all pub quiz hosts, they're pretty funny nerds.
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7/7: Beyond the Dark (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Atmospheric sci-fi stories. Each episode is a new world to explore. You might find yourself in the heart of a cyberpunk metropolis, a post-apocalyptic wasteland, or a strange alien world. Every story has its own professional cast, an original score and accompanying sound effects for a truly immersive experience.
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7/7: Craiglockhart (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: WW1 - 1917. When DAVID ALLISTER, a facially disfigured war hero, writes a biting condemnation of the war, he is placed in the care of DR ETHAN DRURY at Craiglockhart mental hospital until he agrees to publish a retraction. While there, he meets ARTHUR BRIDGELAND, a shell-shocked soldier obsessed with returning to battle after having been labeled a coward. David delights in tormenting Arthur until he meets and falls in love with Arthur’s suffragette sister, LUCY. Steam Punk meets James Whale by way of MASTERPIECE THEATRE.
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7/7: Eternal Future Productions (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: Welcome to Eternal Future Productions! We strive to create good-quality audio productions that will reach listeners of all ages with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With a brand that is wholesome and uplifting, we hope to creatively inspire, encourage and challenge in ways that not only exceed general entertainment, but reminds us of our purpose.
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7/7: Ship of Fools (RPG - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Join 4 friends on a D&D adventure through the magical seas of the Lunluma Ocean, seeking fame, fortune, and French fries. Hijinks? Guaranteed. Good decisions? Not so much.
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7/8: Would You Rather… (Dramatised - Interactive)
Synopsis: Would you rather... the conversation starter where the participants can never really win. Decisions made when nothing is at stake - our answers are perhaps crowd pleasing rather than truthful. But what if these hypotheticals actually happened? What if your or your loved one's lives depended on it? The Would You Rather... podcast is based on making choices and the repercussions which follow.
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7/10: Arsen (Dramatised - Fantasy)
Synopsis: Arsen Audio Drama follows a young woman named Aurelie who, after the death of her parents embarks on a quest to learn the truth her family and her identity in the magical world of LaFresia.
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7/10: Eastmouth (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Pirate radio for a coastal town that is bathed in mystery. Shh, don't talk to the town council.
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7/10: Harpy Productions (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: Based on a short horror story by Edwin Crowe (first published as a creepypasta) "My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts" tells the story of Sean, a blind boy living alone with his father near the edges of reality- where the dead slip back to the world of the living. This strange coming of age story deals with themes of abuse, disability, and he power of friendship to those above them both.

7/10: Like Panties for Dishrags (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Created entirely in lockdown, Like Panties for Dishrags is an audio comedy for adults written by BBC Talent award-winner Jon Blake, also shortlisted for a Writers Guild Award, the Children’s Book Award and the Laugh Out Loud awards. Be transported for 73 minutes to the notorious Tresedd estate where hapless tutor Dominic Kingdom Duff (played by Everyman Theatre’s Peter Harding-Roberts) wades hopelessly out of his depth to bring creative writing to the locals...with surprising results.
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7/10: The Visit (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: This programme has been made entirely in Lockdown, over zoom, and in total isolation. We hope you enjoy it! Ashley and Annie met at uni. Now it’s reading week, and Ashley has travelled to Annie’s family home; a world of Waitrose, Boris the Yorkshire Terrier, and 4 cars on the driveway. But, the O’Niell family are just like any other and love a night sitting around the telly with a cup of tea, or a glass of Chablis for Mum, Julia. In this seven episode series we follow the O’Neil family through a week of madness, cultural shocks, and maybe get a little too absorbed by the telly...
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7/10: We Never Left (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: A gothic audio drama about a college graduate who returns to her small town and confronts the mysterious curse that resides in it.
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7/12: Seen and Not Heard (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: What happens when you lose something you thought you'd always have? What happens when the thing you lose is one of your senses? Bet Kline is deaf. That wasn't the case a year ago. Now that her life has been upended, she has to figure out how to carve out a new path for herself and navigate her way down it. Easier said than done.
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7/12: To Sleep Perchance to Dream (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: An original sci-fi audio drama. It was supposed to be a way to get away from problems on earth and earn some real cash, but on their return from a distant asteroid, the mining crew awakes to alarms and difficult decisions.
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7/13: Dirty Diana (Dramatised - Erotica)
Synopsis: As an escape from her carefully curated life and dying marriage, Diana secretly runs an erotic website where women reveal their intimate sexual fantasies.
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7/13: Gates (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: A secret war is being fought in the shadows after three people were infected by a four hundred an eighty million year old race of super beings and one of the original inhabitants of Earth.The infection has spread further and now in our time it will hit the fan. Dillon and Paul, along with Evil Bill can change into anything and slip inside the very shadows cast on the ground their enemies stand on, but only when Evil Bill wills it because they are now his puppets to command.This action packed Sci-Fi follows Evil Bill, his son Paul and Dillon Briggs as they fight Sensei Shisuki and look to uncoverthe mystery of their changes!
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7/13: Lost Terminal (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: A sci-fi podcast searching for a response to "Hello world".
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7/13: Para.docx (Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Para.docx is a supernatural podcast following the work of the NCRD’s filing staff as they handle reports from all across America — assuming the reports themselves behave.
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7/13: Wire Canaries (Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Synopsis: Wire Canaries are live, it's 11am on the 8th September 2070... A monthly amateur podcast in which two underground radio presenters, one frantic researcher, and one ex-cop struggle to uncover what's been hidden behind the dead-end investigations of eight missing people in the isolated city of Malingate.
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7/14: Endeavour: Through the Maelstrom (RPG - Fanfiction)
Synopsis: A new ship. A new crew. A new era!Endeavour: Through the Maelstrom is a Star Trek Adventures actual play set in the 25th century, decades after Star Trek: Picard. Join us as we build transwarp conduits into uncharted space.
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7/14: The Great Chameleon War (Fiction - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Welcome to the Nesting Zone: a surreal rim of jungle around Mt. Tahoma prowled by transdimensional reptiles. The Amanuensis catalogues his expedition up the volcano slope and records stories of explorers caught in the evolving dreamscape. Paleo-mythic lizard pyromancy. Blood whisper secrets. Carnivorous astronauts. Cursed poem hallucinations. Staying sane is not an option.
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7/14: WG3 - Wrestling: Grit, Guts, & Glory (Dramatised - Sport)
Synopsis: The official podcast for WG3 - Wrestling: Grit, Guts, and Glory! Every week we will break down all the action on Monday Night Substance, livestream Pay-per-views, conduct interviews with your favorite wrestlers, and dish out all the 100% unfiltered and uncensored dirt in the world of your favorite fictional wrestling world. Hardcore wrestling fiction for hardcore wrestling fans!
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7/15: ConSensual (Dramatised - Romance)
Synopsis: Romance for riot grrrls. Join us for season one, Ten Week Turnabout, a contemporary romance story featuring a strong heroine in New York City and her small town turnabout date from the life she thought she left behind.
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7/15: Fast Times at D&D High (RPG - Urban fantasy)
Synopsis: Fast Times at D&D High is a new Actual Play podcast set in a magical homebrew world from the mind of Dungeon Master Persephone!
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7/16: Dying Breeds (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: Dying Breeds is a mockumentary series about clinging onto the old ways. Your host and roving reporter, Gervaise Sareen, searches out the people and professions of yesteryear to see if their days are numbered, or whether there's life in the old dogs yet.
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7/16: The Long Short Road (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: A quick tale of one woman's interactions with charity.
7/16: The Vertical Path (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: When Earth catches a glimpse of a war raging on a distant world, human civilization begins to develop a conflict of its own.
7/17: CALLISTO (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: "I know that there is something down there beneath the surface of this moon. It’s been there billions of years, entirely alone, waiting, until we arrived - and it knows that we are here." When five astronauts are sent to one of Jupiter's moons to research its sustainability for a potential colony, they discover a mysterious signal coming from below the surface, a signal which raises the suspicion that they may not be as alone as they thought.
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7/17: The Jeane Dixon Effect (Dramatised - Historical)
Synopsis: Jeane Dixon, America’s first “celebrity psychic,” comes to life in Joseph Rodota’s play, THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT. The former Southern California housewife predicted everything from presidential assassinations to Hollywood marriages, captivating television talk show hosts and dominating supermarket tabloids. Was she a genuine psychic? Or simply delusional? And did her cat really have ESP? Starring Valerie Leonard as Jeane Dixon.
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7/17: This Mortal Coil (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: When a Hamlet-inspired murder ruins her dress rehearsal, Elissa’s delighted. The detective’s an old actor pal and she’d forgotten her lines anyway. Lured in by the promise of Jammie Dodgers, Elissa pursues a dastardly killer with a penchant for Shakespeare. A comedy audio murder mystery by award-winning writer James Beagon.
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7/17: Voices from the Unknown (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Write. Record. Listen. A self-publishing audio platform for new writing. Writing submissions can be sent to: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). The first show is Lockdown Quiz, perhaps unsurprisingly about a quiz during lockdown.
7/18: Red Dirt DnD (RPG - Western)
Synopsis: Red Dirt DnD mashes together fantasy with the Wild West. The actual play Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast takes place in the fictional country of Rutoya as four adventurers map the Ka’alban Frontier for the Dwarven train barons. Elves and Orcs collide with saloons and sheriffs in this show featuring local Oklahoma actors and D&D veterans.
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7/18: White Heron Theatre (Dramatised - Anthology)
Synopsis: In the theatre we have a tradition. Whenever the stage goes dark between performances, we always like to leave a single light burning in the house until the curtain can rise again. We call it - a “ghost light.” And until we can all meet once more at White Heron, we’re pleased to offer you something we like to call our Ghost Light Series. Original Radio Drama created especially for you, our Nantucket audience. Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company presents White Heron Radio Theatre. Our first series, The Ghost Light Series, is adapted by Mark Shanahan from Blue Baillett's book Nantucket Ghosts, 44 True Accounts. Performed by White Heron's award-winning actors. Original music, sound design and audio production by John Gromada. Produced by White Heron Theatre Company.
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7/19: Echo Chamber Audio Plays (Dramatised - Slice of life)
Synopsis: Passionate about new-writing, we develop scripts through virtual table reads, and we make audio plays. We are interested in telling stories we dont often hear, by people we want to hear more from. All are welcome here. We want to evolve into a community of people that make and take the form forward - a true audio collective.
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7/19: Parallel Lies (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: In which a space pirate and an AI have a really long conversation... In the distant future (and in space), Deryn wakes up in a doorless room, with only a disembodied AI voice to keep her company. Bored (and slowly losing her mind), Deryn tells Tobias her story. But not everything is as it seems.
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7/19: Rise of the Shattered Sun (Dramatised - Science fiction)
Synopsis: Rise of the Shattered Sun is an Audio Drama set 800 years in the future. After a global conflict, an unlikely source wrested peace from the jaws of chaos. The Sol system has changed, and humanity is not just for humans.
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7/20: Low Tide (Dramatised - Comedy)
Synopsis: In our world, Low Tide is a scripted comedy podcast. But in fictional Conch County, Low Tide is a popular news and culture radio program that airs on Conch Public Radio. If you're a fan of NPR, Parks and Recreation, or Welcome To Night Vale, tune in to Low Tide. We have tote bags.
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7/20: The Case Files of Donovan Thane (Dramatised - Horror)
Synopsis: Vampire Detective Donovan Thane takes on any case. Even those of the macabre and other worldly.
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7/20: The Landscape of a Heart (Fiction - Thriller)
Synopsis: Returning home from war, recovering from what should have been fatal injuries, Matt Blair has spent months in isolation in his childhood bedroom. He has been welcomed and celebrated as a war hero by his family. As summer wanes, Matt decides it's time for him to put it all behind him and move on. In a seemingly manic episode and to his family's surprise, he embarks on a vacation alone. But the world would soon crumble around him making the tragedy he was trying to move on from, just the beginning.

A rescue operation through the desolate wasteland that was once the midwest of the United States and the fateful connection to the destruction is too much to be only a coincidence.
Matt begins his true journey. A journey that will exceed the boundaries of his own life and sanity, his pain and the human collective unconscious ensues. The true Landscape of a Human Heart is revealed.
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2020.06.24 06:05 Viewfromthe31stfloor Update on the City's response to COVID-19- latest email from Mayor's Community Affairs Unit

As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information.
Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos que reciba información actualizada.
如您所知, 紐約市目前正在應對新冠病毒, 我們會確保向您提供最新的消息。
Meal Hub service will continue this summer for all New Yorkers from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM Monday through Friday at 400 sites
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, COVID-19 Food Czar and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced grab-and-go Meal Hubs will continue to operate through the summer as the City continues to fight food insecurity during the COVD-19 crisis. Starting on June 29th, Meal Hub summer service will operate at approximately 400 sites across the city and continue regular service from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Grab-and-go meals are available to any New Yorker who needs them. Vegetarian meals that are also halal will be available at all sites, and select sites serving halal chicken and kosher-certified meals will continue during the summer. A full list of sites will be available here.
“New Yorkers shouldn't have to choose between putting food on the table and paying their bills," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re continuing Grab-and-go meals through the summer to ensure no New Yorkers goes hungry.”
“The hundreds of Grab & Go sites across the city have been a crucial part of ensuring that no New Yorker goes hungry due to this crisis, and I want to thank the working people who will help them stay open throughout the summer,” said New York City Sanitation Commissioner and ‘COVID-19 Food Czar’ Kathryn Garcia. “These meals are available regardless of income, citizenship, or age, and I urge anyone in need to make use of them.”
“Serving over 20 million meals to New Yorkers throughout this crisis has been an honor, and our heroic food service workers have seen it as their duty,” said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. “We are proud to continue this service throughout the summer for anyone who needs a meal during the week.”
After school buildings were closed on March 15th due to COVID-19, the grab-and-go Meal Hub program began in order to provide nutritious food to students who depend on school meals. As part of the City’s fight against the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, Meal Hub service expanded in early April to include all New Yorkers who need meals during this crisis.
To date, Meal Hubs have served approximately 30 million meals and are currently averaging approximately 550,000 meals a day. Meal Hub service will continue for the duration of this summer. In addition to meals, Meal Hubs are now community hubs for important updates on COVID-19, free books for young people, and access to menstrual hygiene products.
Starting on June 22nd, all Meal Hubs began offering take home pizza meal kits. Take home pizza meal kits can be cooked at home using an oven, microwave, or toaster oven. Meal Hub patrons can pick up pizza alongside to grab-and-go meal offerings, and this option will continue to be available throughout the summer. The DOE will exhaust all existing supplies of pizza in schools to prevent food waste and continue to order more meal kits as needed.
Site locations may change for Summer Meal Hub service. To find the closest open Meal Hub, please visit or text “NYC FOOD” or “NYC COMIDA” to 877-877.
"As New York City reaches an unemployment rate of 18% and New Yorkers struggle to pay their bills, the last thing our communities should have to worry about is whether they can put food on the table. I am grateful that the NYC Department of Education will continue the Grab & Go Meal Hub program into the summer – it is critical that New Yorkers maintain access to emergency food assistance throughout the duration of this pandemic and in our greatest moment of need," said State Senator Alessandra Biaggi.
"Neither COVID-19 nor hunger take a summer vacation. It is vital we make sure our children get fed this summer. I support efforts to adapt tools that can get meals to children while keeping them safe during the pandemic," said Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz.
"The effects of the pandemic are far-reaching and have impacted food security for many people across our city," said Council Member Adrienne Adams. “The continuation of grab-and-go meal hubs throughout the summer comes to us during challenging times and displays the administration’s commitment to the fight against hunger in New York City. I look forward to this continued support for all New Yorkers.”
"DOE Grab-and-Go Meal sites have without a doubt been an incredible lifeline for my constituents since the brink of this pandemic, and I'm thrilled that this program will continue even after the academic year has finished for the summer season," said Council Member Margaret S. Chin. "As New York City continues its path towards a full reopening, we must remain committed to preserving the services that have helped hundreds of families survive this crisis to help New Yorkers get back on their feet."
“As the City begins to reopen, it’s critical that all New Yorkers continue to have access to fresh, healthy food and the comprehensive support and resources offered at DOE meal hubs. I thank Commissioner Garcia, Commissioner Carranza, and Mayor de Blasio for their commitment to fighting food insecurity and ensuring New Yorkers are supported throughout the City’s recovery process,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen.
“Even as we enter Phase 2 of reopening the city, and we allow restaurants to reopen, food insecurity continues to be an issue for families across all five boroughs,” said Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson. “Our office has been inundated with calls from residents seeking food assistance since the start of the pandemic and the grab-and-go Meal Hubs have been a great source of support for them. I commend the administration for their decision to continue to operate the Meal Hubs during the summer and for offering Halal and Kosher options to ensure all New Yorkers are able to take advantage of this program.”
"This virus exacerbated food insecurity issues in New York City, the financial stress created by Covid-19 continues to be all too real for many families," said Council Member Ben Kallos. "Extending grab-and-go Meal Hubs throughout the summer will offer families in need something to fall back on when they cannot make ends meet. This is important for children, seniors, and every vulnerable New Yorker in between. Thank you to Mayor de Blasio and Food Czar and Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia as well as Chancellor Richard A. Carranza for working together to make this happen."
"We have seen an unprecedented need for emergency food assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and expanding summer meal hubs will help ensure all New Yorkers have access to fresh, nutritious food to help get them through these trying times,” said Council Member Peter Koo.
"Covid-19 cases are at record lows in New York City, but the economic impact of the virus has yet to peak. Free meal service for all, including our halal and kosher eating communities, is an essential service," said Council Member Rory Lancman.
"Making sure our most vulnerable families and children are fed is arguably more important now during the recovery than before. No one should have to worry about putting food on the table while they try to restore financial stability. I'm pleased the City will continue the Grab and Go Meal Hubs through the summer,” said Council Member Carlos Menchaca.
"The extension of the Meal Hub program, coupled with the availability of halal and vegetarian options and other crucial resources, represents the City's enduring commitment to provide for all its residents. Today's announcement is an important step to ensuring that individuals and families have access to nutritious food options, and I applaud the Administration's efforts in ensuring that no New Yorker goes hungry," said Council Member I. Daneek Miller.
"COVID-19 has affected New York City in unimaginable ways, but one of the most urgent economic effects of the pandemic was food insecurity. Thankfully, the City stepped in to fill the need with the Meal Hub program. With so many New Yorkers still suffering from lost income and facing limited employment prospects in the coming months, the extension of this program through the summer is vital. I commend the Mayor, Chancellor Carranza, and Commissioner Garcia for keeping this service in place, and I send my heartfelt appreciation to the essential workers that prepare and distribute these meals at our schools," said Council Member Carlina Rivera.
Event will air on June 30th at 7:00PM on PIX11 and online
NEW YORK—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced a citywide graduation celebration will be held on June 30. The graduation will bring the entire city together in celebration of the past accomplishments and bright future of the Class of 2020, featuring student spotlights, musical performances, and special guest speakers—including award-winning artist, and former NYC Public School student and teacher, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“Graduating high school under normal circumstances is an extraordinary accomplishment, but I am especially impressed by the Class of 2020 and all they have been through to get to this point. In this time of great upheaval and many challenges, they will be leading the way to create a fairer, safer future for all. I could not be more proud to celebrate them with this special sendoff,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Congratulations to the amazing Class of 2020! There’s never been a New York City graduating class like yours. There’s never been a senior year like this!” said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. “As Chancellor of all New York City Public Schools, and on behalf of all 150,000 staff who make our schools run: I am so proud of you.”
“We’re proud to help make this exciting event available to every New Yorker,” said Bart Feder, Vice President and General Manager of PIX11. “These resilient graduates will play a crucial role in the future of our city and nation, and they’ve earned this recognition”
The COVID-19 crisis disrupted the traditional celebrations honoring the accomplishments and hard work of the Class of 2020, and this special program will be broadcast to all of New York in recognition of all the Class of 2020 has achieved. The graduation celebration, produced by the City in partnership with New York’s Very Own PIX11, will air live on PIX11’s TV channel, website, and social media channels at 7:00PM on June 30th. It will also be livestreamed on the DOE’s and City’s social media channels, as well as at
Kori Chambers, Marysol Castro and Mr. G from PIX11 will host the ceremony, which will feature:
· a musical performance from Brooklyn’s Phony Ppl as well as student musical performances;
· guest speakers including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pitbull, Kenan Thompson, Nick Kroll, Angela Yee, Tina Fey, Andy Cohen, and more;
· a special valedictorian speech;
· and contributions from family members and educators who have supported our graduating seniors.
The citywide celebration of the Class of 2020 complements ceremonies and events being held in communities across the city. These celebrations are being done virtually, as drive-throughs, and in other unique ways that safely honor this year’s senior class.
As complaints skyrocket, NYPD, FDNY Fire Marshals and Sheriff's Office take action to disrupt fireworks supply chain
NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today established a multi-agency task force to crack down on illegal fireworks sales. The task force will target suppliers, distributors and possessors of large quantities of illegal fireworks by conducting investigations and sting operations within and outside of New York City to disrupt supply chains. The FDNY will also launch a public safety campaign, including public service announcements and social media, to illustrate the dangers of illegal fireworks.
The task force will consist of 10 officers from NYPD Intelligence Bureau, 12 FDNY Fire Marshals and 20 members of the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
“Illegal fireworks are both dangerous and a public nuisance” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re cracking down on this activity at the source to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers and the ability of our neighbors to get some sleep.”
“For any number of reasons the use of illegal firework has skyrocketed this year and that has damaged the quality of life in our neighborhoods. The NYPD will continue to work closely with our city partners to address this dangerous issue,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
“Fireworks are illegal in New York City for a reason: they are extremely dangerous and can cause fires and serious injuries,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Our Fire Marshals will work closely with their fellow law enforcement agencies to address this growing problem that is impacting New Yorkers in communities across our city.”
“Illegal fireworks pose a significant danger to New York families, and the Sheriff’s Office will use its investigative tools in the areas of contraband interdiction in conjunction with our law enforcement agency partners to vigorously suppress the sale and distribution of illegal fireworks,” said Sheriff Joseph Fucito.
NEW YORK—Today, Mayor de Blasio and Macy’s announced a fireworks plan in celebration of the 4th of July that will reach every borough for the first time ever. From June 29th to July 1st and on July 4th, a series of fireworks displays will launch from various land and water-based locations across New York City.
“These past few months have been some of the most difficult in our city’s history, and New Yorkers are looking for a break. This 4th of July Celebration with Macy’s will give all New Yorkers a safe and exciting way to enjoy the holiday together, even when we are apart,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“New York City is our hometown. Macy’s believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work, and this year, we are taking our Fireworks show on a trip across the city. In reimagining this year’s show, the idea of bringing elements to many parts of our hometown resonated with our team and partners in the City of New York,” said Susan Tercero, Eecutive Producer Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “These five-minute surprise displays will showcase Macy’s signature pyrotechnic design and scale, while encouraging spectators to continue following safety and social distancing measures. The multiple location spectacle will culminate with a full-scale television presentation of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, capturing the spirit of the city for all New Yorkers and the nation to enjoy, choreographed to a rousing score, and featuring the nation’s best musical performances.”
These smaller, unannounced displays will allow New Yorkers to celebrate all week long. Each show is brief and will be over before residents can gather at the source. With heights reaching up to 1,000 feet from some firing locations, staying close to home and following social distancing guidelines is the best way to enjoy the show.
New Yorkers and spectators across the country will have a front-row view to the displays by tuning to NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (8-10p.m. ET/PT, 7-9 p.m. CT/MT, check local listings). The Nation's most popular Independence Day special will include performances from some of America’s top musical acts and a presentation of the full Macy’s Fireworks show captured throughout the week, including a live grand finale.
For more information on the 44th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, please visit
Resources and Updates you may find useful:
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New York City is now in Phase Two of reopening. Businesses that may start or expand operations include offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, real estate, commercial building management, retail rental, repair and cleaning, and vehicle sales, leases, and rentals.
La Ciudad de Nueva York está ahora en la Segunda Fase de Reapertura. Las empresas que pueden comenzar o expandir sus operaciones incluyen oficinas, tiendas minoristas, restaurantes al aire libre, peluquerías, bienes y raíces, administración de edificios comerciales , alquiler minorista, reparación y limpieza , y ventas de vehículos, arrendamientos y alquileres.
纽约市现在处于重新开放的第二阶段。 店铺和商业包括办公室,店内零售,户外用餐,美发沙龙和理发店,房地产, 商业楼宇管理,零售租金,维修和清洁以及车辆销售与租赁都可以开张或者扩展业务了。
Phase One guidance for:
Construction Businesses (PDF, June 21) Other Languages: Español 繁體中文 简体中文 Русский Kreyòl ayisyen 한국어 বাংলা Italiano Polski ײִדיש Retail Businesses (PDF, June 21) Other Languages: 繁體中文 简体中文 Русский Kreyòl ayisyen 한국어 বাংলা Italiano Polski ײִדיש Manufacturing Businesses (PDF, June 21) Other Languages: Español 繁體中文 简体中文 Русский Kreyòl ayisyen 한국어 বাংলা Italiano Polski ײִדיש Wholesale Trade Businesses (PDF, June 21) Other Languages: Español 繁體中文 简体中文 Русский Kreyòl ayisyen 한국어 বাংলা Italiano Polski ײִדיש
Free COVID-19 testing is now available to ALL New Yorkers
Prueba de COVID-19 gratis ahora está disponible para todos los Neoyorquinos
Information on Test & Trace Corps
Información sobre el Cuerpo de Exámen y Rastreo (Test and Trace Corps)
Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Fact Sheet (PDF, May 11) Other Languages: Español Русский 繁體中文 简体中文 Kreyòl ayisyen 한국어 বাংলা Italiano Polski ײִדיש العربية Français اردو فارسى ελληνικά עברית हिन्दी 日本語 नेपाली Português ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (India) ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Pakistan) Tagalog ไทย བོད་ཡིག Tiếng Viet
Latest guidance on evictions and housing court from the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants (scroll to the bottom of the page to access the information in other languages)
Orientación actualizada sobre desalojos y el tribunal de la vivienda de la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a Inquilinos (deplácese hasta el final de la página de internet para acceder a la información en otros idiomas)
市长办公室保护房客的最新驱逐和住房法院指南 (其它语言在页面底部)
Alternate side parking has been suspended until June 28, 2020.
Estacionamiento lateral alternativo está suspendido hasta el 28 de Junio del 2020. 纽约市暂停换边停车延长到6/28/2020。
COVID-19 Data/ Datos de COVID-19/新冠病毒数据:
The data reflects the most recent information collected about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC. It is updated daily:
Los datos presentados a continuación reflejan la información más reciente recopilada sobre las personas que dieron positivo para COVID-19 en Nueva York:
数据显示了目前收集的有关纽约市新冠病毒检测呈阳性的人的最新信息。 每天更新:
Public health milestones:
Hitos de salud pública
Other Resources/Otros Recursos/其他資源
Through July 15th, 2020, health insurance enrollment is open for uninsured New Yorkers as part of a Special Enrollment Period:
Hasta el 15 de Julio de 2020, la inscripción en el seguro de salud está abierta para los neoyorquinos sin seguro como parte de un Período de inscripción especial
Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) file:///C:/Users/acanas/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3CV3FMHH/EIP_poster_200616.pdf
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2020.03.20 10:01 adinhaykin on BadEmpanada's vidieo "Is the USA a Force for Good in the World?" (The full version)

A YouTuber named "BadEmpanada" made a video claiming that the United States throughout its history has supported dictatorial regimes and crimes against humanity
I'm going to check how accurate it is. I'm not going to look at modern events (after the 2000s like Iraq and Afghanistan) because of modern politics
0:36 Weird argument.
Asking random people "Which country do you think most threatens peace?" Doesn't mean much, it could just mean that the US only has more influence in the world than the rest of the world.Some surveys show that global attitudes toward America are positive. In 28 of 38 nations, half or more of those surveyed expressed a favorable opinion of the U.S. a survey that shows that most countries around the world trust the US to protect them
0:59 Nicaragua occupation
Before that the United States had limited military presence in Nicaragua, having only one patrolling U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Bluefields, allegedly to protect the lives and interests of American citizens who lived there. The Conservative Party sought to overthrow Zelaya which led to Estrada's rebellion in December 1909. Two Americans, Leonard Groce and Lee Roy Cannon, were captured and indicted for allegedly joining the rebellion and the laying of mines. Zelaya ordered the execution of the two Americans together with 500 others alleged revolutionaries , which severed U.S. relations
By 1912 the ongoing political conflict in Nicaragua between the liberal and conservative factions had deteriorated to the point that U.S. investments under President Taft's Dollar Diplomacy including substantial loans to the fragile coalition government of conservative President Juan José Estrada were in jeopardy. Minister of War General Luis Mena forced Estrada to resign. He was replaced by his vice president, the conservative Adolfo Díaz
Díaz, relying on the U.S. government's traditional support of the Nicaraguan conservative faction, made clear that he could not guarantee the safety of U.S. persons and property in Nicaragua and requested U.S. intervention.
So I don't really understand what his point is in bringing that up. The United States has come to protect its civilian lives (and presumably its interests) by the request of Nicaraguan elected President
1:10 the Banana Massacre
The only information we know about US government involvement is the Telegram from Bogotá Embassy to the U.S. Secretary of State, Frank B. Kellogg
dated December 6, 1928, stated:" Feeling against the Government by the proletariat which is shared by some of the soldiers is high and it is doubtful if we can depend upon the Colombian Government for protection. May I respectfully suggest that my request for the presence within calling distance of an American warship be granted and that it stand off subject to my call ... It is admitted that the character of the strike has changed and that the disturbance is a manifestation with a subversive tendency."
There was a rumor circulating at the time about "the foreign troops tread upon our soil." But there is no evidence that they threatened the Colombian government to suppress the workers, only protect American citizens if the situation get out of control.
"i have the honor" It's just a formal way of talking to his supreme. He spoke like this in almost every letter
1:30 Panama 1941.
Elected in 1940, Arnulfo Arias was the President of Panama during two of the first years of the war. He was an overt fascist and regarded as pro-Axis by the Allies.
Arias' refusal to help the Allies by arming Panamanian ships, and his hard-line stance during the defense site negotiations led many in the United States government to conclude that "he had to go." One man said the following about a possible American invasion to oust Arias: "The present conditions are considered dangerous to the security of the canal and it is believed that they should be corrected as soon as possible. A local revolution to throw out the crooked pro-Axis officialdom would be preferable to intervention by U.S. forces." Shortly thereafter, on October 7, 1941, the Americans were granted their wish when a bloodless coup removed Arias from power. With Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia as the new president, the defense site negotiations moved forward quickly and positively for the United States. Then the Japanese attacked the American naval base in Hawaii, which accelerated the process of negotiations even more. The new Panamanian government declared war on Japan on December 7, 1941, on the same day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a day before the United States officially entered the war. Panama then declared war on Germany and Fascist Italy on December 13, 1941, along with a few other Latin American states
Arnulfo Arias ran for president again in 1948 as the candidate of a coalition of his party and the Authentic Revolutionary Party and lost. However, a year later the National Assembly declared that he had actually won. He suspended the constitution and set up a secret police force. Corruption was widespread, and he was overthrown again in 1951.
So there is no proof of direct American involvement, just a wish to oust a president who refused to let them defend themselves against the Nazis and the Japanese
1:47 1948 Italian general election
The US and USSR both intervened in the Italian elections to aid their sides. The United States only got involved due to the fact the USSR intervened whose aim, unmentioned in this academic literature was to incorporate Western Europe into Stalin’s satellite system.
According to CIA operative Wyatt, "The Communist Party of Italy was black bags of money directly out of the Soviet compound in Rome; and the Italian services were aware of this. As the elections approached, the amounts grew, and the estimates [are] that $8 million to $10 million a month actually went into the coffers of communism. Not necessarily completely to the party: Mr. Di Vittorio and labor was powerful, and certainly a lot went to him," according to the former CIA operative.[13] Although the numbers are disputed, there is evidence of some financial aid, described as occasional and modest,[17] from the Kremlin.[18] PCI official Pietro Secchia and Stalin discussed financial support.[19]
2:00 the 1953 Iran coup
While Mossadegh was elected to the Majles (the Iranian Parliament) by democratic means (Iran at the time was not a democracy by any means, though some aspects of it were democratic in nature), the office of Prime Minister was nominated from amongst the Majles deputies by the Shah. In turn, the Majles members either voted for or against the nomination (In his initial appointment Mossadegh was approved by a tally of 79-12). Mossadegh enjoyed massive popularity at different times during his political career, but his position as Prime Minister was never due to a nationwide poll (he was PM on two separate occasions).This is not to say Mossadegh’s position was not legitimate. He was chosen by his constituency to be a Majles deputy, this is indisputable. He was not however, chosen by the Iranian people to be Prime Minister. This also does not account for the fact that the Majles was mostly comprised of feudal landowners, intrinsically opposed to Mossadegh and his populism. Before Mossadegh became Prime Minister, the Iranian public was unhappy with the state of affairs in Iran; Mossadegh with his sincere populism was seen by the Shah as a clever alternative to yet another feudal landowner or military officer.
The notion of nationalizing the oil industry in Iran first came up in 1951. The then Prime Minister (who had been appointed by the Shah in June of 1950), General Haj-Ali Razmara, went before the Majlis (the Iranian parliament) and said, “look, we don’t have the technicians or capacity to do this on our own. If you piss off the Brits, this is not going to go well for us.”Four days later, Gen Razmara was assassinated by a group “allegedly” aligned with Mosaddegh, a militant fundamentalist group called Fadayan-e Islam.
So a new prime minister was appointed and then the Parliament voted to nationalize the British-owned and operated oil industry. After pressure from both the fundamentalists and from the Iranian communist party, this new prime minister resigned after just a month in office. So the Shah appointed Mossadegh after he was nominated by the Majlis by a vote of 79–12. This was pretty touchy considering the fact that Mossadegh himself was from the Qajar dynasty and considered the Pahlavi kings (of which the Shah was one) to be usurpers of their throne. Immediately, Mossadegh inacts huge, sweeping reforms. Mossadegh demanded the power to appoint the Minister of War and the Chief of Staff, which had always been done by the Shah. When the Shah refused, Mossadegh resigned. A new PM was appointed but after five days of massive unrest, Mosaddegh was re-appointed and granted full control of the military as he had demanded. Now Mossadegh had the power to convince parliament to grant him emergency powers for six months to add any law he felt was necessary to get Iran economically successful but also to reform the electoral, judicial, and educational processes. His power was a balance of alignment with both the Communist party and the Islamists. Mossadegh cut the Shah’s personal budget, forbid him from communicating directly with foreign diplomats and transferred royal lands back to the state. He also expelled the Shah’s politically active sister. In Jan 1952, parliamentary elections were held but Mosadegh suspended them declaring concerns of foreign intervention. Of concern, he allowed the elections to proceed only long enough for his own supporters to gain power and then stopped any elections that may have put opposition parties into place. This gave him the majority in the Majlis to declare him PM again.
In 1953, he pressed parliament to extend his emergency powers for another 12 months. He implemented wide ranging land reform which essentially cut the legs out from under the Communist power since that had always been their key platform. As the Iranian people became poorer (because now they couldn’t export any oil), Mossadegh began to lose the support of his other alliances, including the Islamists. Losing power and expecting a coup (staged by the Brits and theUS), Mossadeghpresented a referendum to the general public to dissolve parliament and give all their powers to make law to himself. This voting occurred at different polling stations for “yes” votes and”no” votes, so it was clear who would be voting which way. The measure passed the public vote with 99 percent. So on August 16, the parliament was suspended indefinitely and Mosaddeq’s emergency powers were extended indefinitely. Three days later, a coup (supported and planned by the UK and US intelligence services) overthrew Mosaddeq, placing him under house arrest, and re-instated the Shah as the full and rightful ruler of Iran. The Shah then reinstated the Majlis. Granted, things kind of went downhill, but gradually so, particularly after the Shah realized he was dying. He feared that appearing physically weak would make him a target for a coup himself, and so he ramped up the internal oppression of his country. That, of course, made things much worse and his days were numbered at that point.
Abrahamian estimates that SAVAK (and other police and military) killed 368 guerrillas including the leadership of the major urban guerrilla organizations (Organization of Iranian People’s Fedai Guerrillas, People’s Mujahedin of Iran) such as Hamid Ashraf between 1971–1977 and executed something less than 100 political prisoners between 1971 and 1979 — the most violent era of the SAVAK’s existence.
2:20 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état
Arbenz was elected president of Guatemala in March 1951 after his anti-communist opponent -Francisco Javier Arana, was ambushed and assassinated near Guatemala City on July 18, 1949. Arana's driver survived and made his way back to Guatemala City, where he identified Arbenz's chauffeur and Capt. Alfonso Martinez Estevez, a close associate of Arbenz, as the assassins. The driver also identified the assailant's car as belonging to Mrs. Arbenz, a Salvadoran Marxist.
The Arana murder, not the ouster of Arbenz, was the beginning of political violence in Guatemala. Arana's death eliminated Arbenz's major competition in the 1950 presidential election and intensified political polarization. The Communists openly took the name Partido Comunista de Guatemala (P.C.G.), which was later changed to Partido Guatemalateco del Trabajo (P.G.T.) and is now one of the more active terrorist groups in the country.
During the presidential election, two of Arbenz's opponents, Miguel Ydigoras Fuentes and Miguel Angel Mendoza, were forced into hiding. Mobs interfered with the campaign of yet another candidate, Jorge Garcia Granados. Jacobo Arbenz Guzman took office amid charges of fraud and corruption.
Under Arbenz, the influence of the Communist Party in the Government grew. Communists had seats on all major committees in Congress. They held office in the Ministry of Education and in the Press and Propaganda Office. In the National Agrarian Department, they were the most important single political group and enjoyed enhanced influence in view of their ties with the President.
Arbenz considered himself a communist and joined the Communist Party in 1957. His land reform, designed by the Communist Party, was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, which he then purged. His regime openly praised Stalin, relied on the communists for key decisions, and received arms from the Soviet bloc-1. He killed hundreds of opponents-2. The CIA intervened because it feared that a communist dictatorship would become a Soviet beachhead in the Western Hemisphere-3.
1- Piero Gleijeses, Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 (Princeton University Press, 1991), pp. 84, 147, 145, 155, 181-2. This book is heavily pro-Arbenz.
2- “Antecedentes Inmediatos (1944-1961): El derrocamiento de Arbenz y la intervención militar de 1954,” in Comisión para el Esclaracimiento Histórico (CEH), Guatemala: Memoria Del Silencio (Guatemala, 1999), Capítulo primero.
3- Nicholas Cullather, Secret History: The CIA’s Classified Account of its Operation in Guatemala, 1952-1954 (Stanford University Press, 1999) pp. 24-7, based on the CIA archives.
3:00- Vietnam 1954
Eisenhower's full qoute:
"I am convinced that the French could not win the war because the internal political situation in Vietnam, weak and confused, badly weakened their military position. I have never talked or corresponded with a person knowledgeable in Indochinese affairs who did not agree that had elections been held as of the time of the fighting, possibly 80 per cent of the population would have voted for the Communist Ho Chi Minh as their leader rather than Chief of State Bao Dai. Indeed, the lack of leadership and drive on the part of Bao Dai was a factor in the feeling prevalent among Vietnamese that they had nothing to fight for. As one Frenchman said to me, "What Vietnam needs is another Syngman Rhee, regardless of all the difficulties the presence of such a personality would entail."
he is complaining about the lack of options for Vietnamese beacuse "lack of leadership"...
3:24 1964 Brazilian coup d’état
Declassified transcripts of communications between Lincoln Gordon and the US government show that, predicting an all-out civil war, and with the opportunity to get rid of a left wing communist government in Brazil, Johnson authorized logistical materials to be in place and a US Navy fleet led by an aircraft carrier to support the coup against Goulart.
In the telegraphs, Gordon also acknowledges US involvement in “covert support for pro-democracy street rallies…and encouragement of democratic and anti-communist sentiment in Congress, armed forces, friendly labor and student groups, church, and business” and that he “may be requesting modest supplementary funds for other covert action programs in the near future.
Other than that, there is nothing else to show that they actually helped this coupThey just sent a ship and hoped it was a democratic coup
3:37 1965 Dominican Civil War
On April 16, 1965, growing dissatisfaction generated another military rebellion on April 24, 1965 that demanded Bosch's restoration. The insurgents, reformist officers and civilian combatants loyal to Bosch commanded by Colonel Francisco Caamaño, and who called themselves the Constitutionalists, staged a coup, seizing the national palace. Immediately, conservative military forces, led by Wessin and calling themselves Loyalists, struck back with tank assaults and aerial bombings against Santo Domingo. A few days of upheaval saw heavy fighting in the streets of the city and a pitched battle fought on the main bridge across the Ozama River, where civilians used guns supplied by their military allies to repulse the tank corps loyal to the military government, preventing it from entering the capital.
On April 28, these anti-Bosch army elements requested U.S. military intervention and U.S. forces landed, ostensibly to protect U.S. citizens and to evacuate U.S. and other foreign nationals
after that the first elections were held on July 1, 1966, pitting Reformist Party candidate Joaquín Balaguer against former president Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño. Balaguer emerged victorious in the elections, after building his campaign on promises of reconciliation. On September 21, 1966, the last OAS peacekeepers withdrew from the island, ending the foreign intervention in the conflict.
3:50 Indonesia 1965
in an article in the December 1989 Journal of American History by Professor H.W. Brands of Texas A&M. Brands had studied declassified secret documents which showed that both the CIA and the embassy officials were taken by surprise when the six generals were murdered. He concluded, “The United States did not overthrow Sukarno, and it was not responsible for the hundreds of thousands of deaths involved in the liquidation of the PKI.” Brands made this comment on “bash-America” history, “The relative noninvolvement of the United States in the fall of Sukarno would be a nonstory except that the myth of American responsibility has proved so hardy.” After reading Brands’ article, Rosenfeld wrote a second column in which he said the subject was closed as far as he was concerned.
“In 1965, the State Department had virtually written Indonesia off as doomed to become a Communist dictator- ship, according to documents cited by Brands. With the complicity of the charismatic president, Sukarno, the Communists had taken over much of the government. The army was an obstacle in the path of total Communist control, but the State Department concluded that it would not take effective action to halt the Communists as long as Sukarno was alive. The situation changed suddenly on the night of Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 1965.”
Military officers aided and directed by the PKI murdered six of the top generals, including the chief of staff. Defense Minister Nasution was wounded but managed to escape. Maj. Gen. Suharto, who was not even known to the American embassy, defied Sukarno and took de facto control of the army. The CIA and the embassy did not know immediately what was going on, but they soon concluded that this was a “coup from above,” an effort on the part of Sukarno and the Communists in the government and the military to seize control of the army. Nasution and Suharto blocked efforts to put a pro-communist general in command.
“Communist-led military units seized critical installations in Jakarta and began broadcasting from the radio station they had seized, but they underestimated the availability of non-communist military units in the area. Suharto moved decisively to defeat the Communist4ed units and round up the top PKI leaders, executing the top three without trial. Suharto deposed Sukarno in March 1966 and took over the presidency, which he has held ever since”
Kathy Kadane’s story expressed doubt about the Communist role. She wrote, “The assassinations of the generals were generally believed to have been carried out by rebellious army factions who, according to the present Indonesian government were in league with the PKI. Whether the PKI was in fact involved in the assassinations of the generals, however, has been a matter of controversy among Asian scholars.”
Hugh Tovar, the CIA station chief at the time, says that abundant evidence of the PKI role surfaced in the trials of the PKI leaders, including confessions. He points out that the PKI paper had quickly endorsed the creation of”Revolutionary Council” to take control of the government, ostensibly in Sukarno’s name. In his 1969 book, The Collapse of Communism in Indonesia, veteran UPI reporter Arnold Brackman devotes several pages to PKI calls for violence before the murders of the generals. A PKI leader named Sudjarwo declared that the time was ripe to liquidate “subversives,” saying, “If necessary, the big calibre manipulators and their ring. Leaders must be shot.” Communist youth demanded that corruptors be “shot in public.”
There was no wave of revenge killings immediately in the wake of the brutal murder of the generals, but after three weeks the PKI made a move to take control, attacking police stations and other installations in Central Java. The leaders of the army and Indonesia’s largest political party, the PNI, realized that they would have to destroy the PKI and round up its leaders and cadres or be destroyed them- selves. This led to a wave of killing of Communists in the rural areas. No one knows how many died. The American officials who were in the country at the time all agree that the figures bandied about are at best wild guesses, not based on any actual body counts.
The New Yorker put the death toll at “more than a million,” while In These Times used 500,000. Kathy Kadane’s story said, “In a 1968 report, the CIA estimated there had been 250,000 deaths and called the carnage ‘one of the worst mass murders of the 20th Century.’” What the CIA report actually said is that the estimate of deaths ranged from “87,000, the official Indonesian government estimate, to 500,000.” It added: “The U.S. Embassy estimated the figure to be closer to 250,000. It would be a mistake to put too much faith in any of the various estimates. It was impossible even at the time, to get accurate figures of the number of people killed in one neighborhood…. Thus, there never was and never will be a reliable figure of the numbers dead as a result of the Indonesian coup.”
For Kadane to attribute the 250,000 figure to the CIA and to ignore the caution that all the estimates were unreliable was not simply careless. It was dishonest because she had been told how the embassy in Jakarta had arrived at an estimate of the number killed in response to the State Department’s insistence that it come up with a number.
Kadane interviewed Robert J. Martens, a political officer in the embassy in Indonesia from 1963 to 1966, at length. His tapes of these interviews show that he told her, “Nobody really knows the numbers. Nobody has the slightest idea how many people were killed.” He said the embassy had come up with an estimate of 300,000 because Washington insisted on having a number. He said the country team sat around a table in the embassy. “Most of these people didn’t have any knowledge,” he said. And (Amb.) Green asked each one what his estimate was. Each one popped up with a figure, and they took an average and sent it in.” Kathy Kadane exclaimed, “Oh, no!”
Martens told her of exaggerated rumors circulating of how the Brantas River was “choked with bodies” or “red with blood.” He said American consul Henry Heymann went to the sites and never saw a body. A British diplomat who lived on the bank of the Brantas “saw two or three” bodies that washed ashore. Martens personally saw no casualties. As U.S. reporters arrived, “each was trying to get a bigger and better story, and so they kept upping the figure.” Martens told journalists, “‘If you want to tell an honest story, you will say that nobody knows, including the heads of the Indonesian government, because they told us that they don’t have any idea.’ And the reply I got was, ‘If I don’t have a bigger number than my rival, my editor will fire me.’” “Oh, you’re kidding!” said Kadane. But he wasn’t.
4:10 - Bolivia 1971Juan José Torres was not elected in a democratic election... The US had conflicting positions on what to do with Torres, sometimes preferred to back the opposition against him and sometimes tried to work with him
4:25 - Chile 1973
There is no hard evidence of direct U.S. assistance to the coup, despite frequent allegations of such aid. Rather the United States by its previous actions during Track II, its existing general posture of opposition to Allende, and the nature of its contacts with the Chilean military- probably gave the impression that it would not look with disfavor on a military coup. And U.S. officials in the years before 1973 may not always have succeeded in walking the thin line between monitoring indigenous coup plotting and actually stimulating it. Cuba and the Soviet Union supplied several hundred thousand dollars to the socialist and Marxist factions in the government.
Marxist leader Salvador Allende, was formally condemned by Chile’s parliament for destroying democracy in Chile. “Declaration of the Breakdown of Chile’s Democracy,” Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile, August 22, 1973
the notion that the United States supported Augusto Pinochet is also a false one.
From the Years of Upheaval By Henry Kissinger:
"It soon emerged that there were major obstacles to assisting the new Chilean authorities. To be sure, loans from private banks increased sharply as the expropriation issues were settled and the austerity program began to take effect. But the intensity of feeling against military governments in the post-Vietnam, Watergate Congress made it very hard to obtain governmental aid. The Commodity Credit Corporation loaned $24 million to replace food shipments from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union that had been turned around on the high seas on the day of the coup. (This gave dramatic proof of the political motivations of Soviet aid programs.) In mid-November, our Department of Agriculture granted Chile an additional loan of $28 million. For the rest, we relied primarily on the PL–480 food program as a vehicle for meeting Chilean needs. Food assistance was less controversial since it would go to the hungry and because the Administration had considerable discretion in allocating it.
Ironically, the Nixon Administration was reluctant to carry out agreements on military supply even when they had been made with Allende’s government, lest they cause an explosion in Congress jeopardizing our entire foreign aid program. For this reason the delivery to Chile of three destroyers — promised to Allende! — was delayed by several weeks until the foreign aid bill had passed.
All of these maneuvers obscured the fundamental problem: How was the United States to reconcile its geopolitical interests and its concern for human rights? It would be idle to deny that we felt a sense of relief at Allende’s collapse. The new Chilean government, whatever its faults, would not assault our interests in every international forum as its predecessor had done. It would not be a haven for terrorists from all over the world threatening to solidify totalitarianism in Chile and to subvert neighboring Western Hemisphere governments. We could not convince ourselves that undermining the new government would serve either the cause of human rights or our own security. Yet there was no blinking the fact, either, that the very opposition parties and newspapers that we had attempted to keep alive under Allende were suppressed by the junta. The imposition of an authoritarian regime in a country with the longstanding democratic tradition of Chile was a special pity — but the circumstances that brought it about were extraordinary, too
Unfortunately, the issue arose in America at the worst possible time. In the aftermath of Vietnam and during Watergate, the idea that we had to earn the right to conduct foreign policy by moral purity — that we could prevail through righteousness rather than power — had an inevitable attraction. There was a mood of resignation from the world of hard tactical choices, reinforced by the historical American animus toward the concept of equilibrium. It was not the first time in our history that the aversion to power politics took the form of a moral crusade. And the fetid climate of Watergate endowed the charge of the Administration’s moral obtuseness with a certain credibility
Chile thus became caught up in a domestic debate transcending it; it had to carry the burdens of Watergate as well as of Vietnam. The Nixon Administration was not so insensitive to the Chilean junta’s clumsy and occasionally brutal practices as our critics alleged. But we considered that the change of government in Chile was on balance favorable — even from the point of view of human rights. We were therefore prepared to give the military leaders a chance; we made repeated private approaches to ease their methods. There is no doubt that our insistence on quiet diplomacy weakened our case at home even as it succeeded with Chile in many individual cases. It is equally true that many of our critics were retroactively blind to the totalitarian implications of Allende’s policies, ignored he danger of his alliance with Cuba and the Soviet Union, invented a role for us in bringing him down, and acted as if overthrowing the junta was now the sole valid national objective.
Senator Kennedy deplored the Nixon Administration’s “policy of silence.” On October 2, he proposed an amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act stating that it was the sense of Congress that the President should cut off aid, other than humanitarian assistance, to Chile “until he finds that the government of Chile is protecting the human rights of all individuals, Chilean and foreign — as provided in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”The Foreign Assistance Act as finally approved by the Congress in December 1973 did not contain this provision but did include a request that Nixon call on the Chilean government to respect human rights. Senator Kennedy mounted another effort to cut off aid to Chile in 1974. Both houses of Congress voted in December 1974, in the foreign assistance legislation for 1975, to end all American military aid to Chile “unless the President reports to Congress that Chile is making fundamental improvements in fthe observance of human rights.” By 1976 all aid to Chile was effectively cut off — a step never taken against Allende."
To summarize, Military aid was cut off in 1974 followed by all aid in 1976
5:10 Argentina's Dirty WarThe US didn’t support Operation Condor or the Dirty War in Argentina. See the Argentina Declassification Project :
5:18 Guatemala in 1982-1983
the US did not support the genocide in Guatemala despite Reagan's requests. Military aid ceased in 1977 and did not renew before 1985 see page 9 and 31, The only military aid was $300,000 for training in 1985:
5:37 El Salvador 1985
In El Salvador, the US supported the centrist Christian Democrats, who were targets of death squads.The Carter Administration repeatedly intervened to prevent right-wing coups. The Reagan Administration repeatedly threatened aid suspensions to halt right-wing atrocities
Los Angeles Times, June 1, 1982.Washington Post, February 24, July 13, 1980.New York Times, November 20, 26, December 12, 1983
Atrocities fell as US military aid increased. The UN Truth Commission received direct complaints of almost 2,600 victims of serious violence occurring in 1980. It received direct complaints of just over 140 victims of serious violence occurring in 1985
5:50 Haiti 1991.the Bush administration followed the international community in denouncing the military coup, calling for a restoration of democracy. President Bill Clinton, with the support of the United Nations, pressured the coup regime to step down.
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2018.12.10 13:14 Puffin_Fitness How Larry Summers' US-Russia network infiltrated Silicon Valley to give us Trump-Russia

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The cold war enters the digital age.
In the 90‘s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Larry Summers assembled a rag-tag team of Harvard professors to infiltrate Russia’s economic and political system. The US and the“Father of the oligarchs,” Anatoly Chubais, installed Boris Yeltsin as a manchurian president (1). Then scandal broke when revealed the Harvard professors used their position and access to enrich themselves (4).
according to Alexander Litvinenko- who was poisoned by Polonium 210- Putin and a clique of KGB officers who resisted Yeltsin bombed a series of Russian apartment buildings, then blamed Chechnyan terrorists (2), an act that ignited a war and shuttled Putin to the presidency (3).
Putin immediately resolved to undo Yeltsin’s debasement of Russia and rebuild it as a superpower, but his dated cold war tactics were largely ineffective against a unified world economy. It was Dmitry Medvedev, ascending to the presidency in 2008, that took the battle to the future, utilizing the very network of connections built by Summers and his crew between the US and Russia to infiltrate the heart of the US tech sector, Silicon Valley, and turning it into Russia’s own propaganda machine. In the Age of Trump, the war is on Truth.
How it all happened
Larry Summers and The Harvard Scandal: How Blavatnik and Vekselberg Became Oligarchs
Andrei Shleifer was a freshman at Harvard when he gain Larry Summers as a mentor, eventually attaining tenure as a Harvard professor in 1991. That same year Shleifer and a gaggle of Harvard professors headed to post-Soviet Russia to assist in the country’s transition to capitalism. Shleifer was assigned to help “Father of the oligarchs" Anatoly Chubais privatize the nation’s state-owned assets and together they developed a “shock therapy” system of vouchers handed to every Russian in order to buy assets. (1)
Larry Summers passed millions in US grants through USAID to Shleifer to assist in his Russian endeavors until scandal broke when it was discovered that, through Len Blavatnik and his company, Renova Invest, Shleifer invested in the very companies he was working to privatize. (1)
Blavatnik had founded Renova Invest with past classmate, Viktor Vekselberg after graduating from Harvard in 1989. (1) Both are currently under investigation by Mueller (2).
In 1997-1998, even after the scandal hit, Shleifer and his wife, Nancy Zimmerman, loaned Blavatnik $430 million in bridge loans to further assist in Blavatnik’s investments into Russia (3).
Around that same time, Shleifer and Zimmerman’s wife bought $230 million in Russian debt from Julian Robertson's Tiger Management after Russia’s 1998 economic collapse (4). Despite this, Robertson closed his hedge fund in 2000 after substantial losses and seeded Tiger Global Management, run by his protege, Chase Coleman, who had first started working with Robertson in 1997 (5).
In 2018, after Blavatnik donated $200 million to Harvard, he thanked Larry Summers for his "unfailing friendship, insights, and leadership." (6 @24:15).
Larry Summers and Yuri Milner: How Milner befriends Mary Meeker
Larry Summers was head economist at the World Bank (4) while Yuri Milner, a specialist in Russia’s private banking (2), worked there analyzing the results of Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer voucher system (3 Chapter 5).
During that time the internet was in the midst of a unprecedented boom and “Queen of the Net” Mary Meeker published her famous “The Internet Report.” It was that report that inspired Milner to partner with Gregory Finger and invest his mysteriously-acquired million dollars in what would become one of Russia’s largest tech companies, (1).
Meeker was making waves of her own, leveraging her friendship with Sergey Brin and Larry Page to take part in Google’s IPO (13). She also happened to train Chase Coleman’s partner at Tiger, Colter Van Domelen (14).
In 2006 Chase Coleman bought a stake in, along with Renaissance Capital (9), and also Milner’s DST (10). Boris Jordan of RenCap befriend Anatoly Chubais and Andrei Shleifer (18) and was hired in 1992 to implement their “shock thereapy” voucher program (19). RenCap’s first fund, Sputnik Capital, had Harvard as a co-investor when Larry Summers was president (20).
By March 2011, Milner and Meeker chatted monthly (5). On September 30 of that year, Larry Summers and Mary Meeker joined the board of Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc (6). Square’s biggest investor was Chase Coleman (7) while DST owned 5% of Dorsey’s other famous venture, Twitter (8). Another investor in Square was Len Blavatnik (21).
That same year Meeker joined a panel next to Yuri Milner at the St Petersburg Economic Forum in 2011 (11) and again in 2012 (12) at least. SPIEF 2012 will be an important occasion we’ll discuss later.
In 2012 Meeker and Summers would go on to join other board of LenderClub with John Mack (15), Meeker’s longtime associate from Morgan Stanley (17). The following year John Mack joined Igor Sechin’s Roseneft, but left after the company was hit with US sanctions (16).
From PC Forum to Russia’s Yandex: How Esther Dyson invested in Russia
Mary Meeker could often be spotted at Esther Dyson’s famous PC Forum (1)(2)(3), known for attracting some of the biggest names in tech including Jim Breyer, (2), Sergey Brin, Larry Page (4), and Mark Zuckerberg (5).
One lesser known guest at PC Forum was Stepan Pachikov, who worked at ParaGraph International in Moscow (6). Dyson became familiar with many Russia scientists as a child through her father, George (21), inspiring her to learn Russian in high school. Then in a 1989 trip to Russia she met Pachikov (22).
There I met Stepan Pachikov the founder of ParaGraph and Evernote, Arkady Borkovsky (current CTO of Yandex Labs), Arkady Volozh (current general director of Yandex) and Igor Agamirzyan (current CEO of RVC) and Borkovsky's birthday party. (22)
Dyson then introduced Pachikov to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Pachikov was so thankful that he just gifted her 1% of the company (7).
Pachikov then founded Evernote. In 2006 Esther Dyson and Max Levchin joined the board (8) while Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global bought a major stake (9).
That same year, Dyson joined the board of Yandex, the “Google of Russia” (10). Also on the board include Herman Gref of Sberbank, who discussed a Trump Tower Moscow with Trump during the Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow (11), and Alexander Voloshin, who’s part of “The Family.” Voloshin worked at RAO UES (12), headed by Anatoly Chubais, during its privatization process, assisted by Carter Page (13). Yes, that Carter Page.
Voloshin also apparently had a stake in Houston-based American Ethane which recently made a multibillion dollar deal, presided over and praised by Donald Trump, and attended by Wilbur Ross and Rex Tillerson (14).
Rex Tillerson, while CEO of ExxonMobil, was also director of its Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftgas, since 1998 (19). Two years later Tillerson signed a deal with Rosneft’s Igor Sechin that earned him both a $2 million dollar fine for breaking US Sanctions against Sechin (20), as well as “Russia’s Order of Friendship” from Vladimir Putin, personally (19).
Chase Coleman owns a $2 billion stake in Yandex (15). Yandex confirmed it passed confidential data to the FSB on users who supported Putin's political rival (16) and in 2017 Yandex was raided in Ukraine for a “treason probe” (17). Months later Putin personally visited the Yandex offices (18).
Larry Summers and Sheryl Sandberg: Larry becomes US Secretary of the Treasury
Larry Summers mentored Sheryl Sandberg while she attended Harvard and acted as her thesis advisor. While at the World Bank, Summers recruited Sandberg to be his research assistance (1) at the same time Yuri Milner reported on Summers USAID plan in Russia (2 chapter 5). When Summers was Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasurey, Sandberg joined him as his Chief of Staff (1).
Larry Summers and Eric Schmidt: Schmidt Hires Sandberg at Google
In 1999, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, along with Sequoia Capital, bought 20% of Google (5). In 2001, Google hired Eric Schmidt (1).
**Eric Schmidt's" father worked at the Treasury Department during the Nixon administration (1). While CEO of Novell in the 90's, Schmidt often lunched with Larry Summers (2) and met Sandberg in DC while arguing against internet taxes (3). When Schmidt was hired by Google in 2001, he quickly turned around and hired Sandberg as COO (4). Sandberg continued to stay in touch with Summers, seeking assistance on developing Google's ad program (3).
Larry Summers and Facebook: Sandberg joins Facebook
Esther Dyson was an early investor in Facebook through venture fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (6) as was Len Blavatnik through his VC firm, Access Technology Ventures, which invested based on Blavatnik's "connections and investment ideas" (16). Mary Meeker would join the fund in 2010 (7).
In 2004, when the Winklevoss twins approached the president of Harvard, Larry Summers, alleging Zuckerberg had hacked their site, he refused to punish him. Instead, he appears to call the Winklevoss twins assholes (9).
In 2006 Zuckerberg sought out advice from Roger McNamee of Elevation Ventures, which he co-founded with Bono (17). Sandberg had introduced McNamee to Bono back in the 90's, having had worked with Bono while at the Treasury department on African debt relief (18). Now McNamee would introduce Zuckerberg to Sandberg and would become a early Facebook investor through Elevation (17).
In late 2007 Mark Zuckerberg first met Sheryl Sandberg at a party hosted by Dan Rosenzweig. Sandberg then hosted Zuckerberg a dozen times at her home, or “about 50 hours" (4). Within two months of first meeting, and without a formal search, Zuckerberg proclaimed Sandberg the “perfect fit” for COO of Facebook and hires her (2). By that November Zuckerberg was talking with Yuri Milner at a Palo Alto Starbucks about the possibility of raising a $1 billion in 60 days (3).
When Larry Summers stepped down from the Obama administration in 2011, Sandberg introduced him to Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the early investors in Facebook (5), Groupon, Twitter, and Zynga (11), all companies DST had invested in. Shortly after Summers joined the fund (8), Andreessen Horowitz joined Milner’s Start Fund and backed a number of companies, including payment company, Stripe (12), which was the go-to platform for donation handling from many major presidential contenders in 2016, Stripe (13). Beyond Andreessen Horowitz and DST, Stripe investors included Peter Thiel (14) and Chase Coleman (15), who’s Tiger Global had also invested in Peter Thiel’s Palantir (10).
Larry Summers and Russia’s Facebook, VK
Beyond Milner’s mysterious million, Gregory Finger and Milner also received funding from New Century Holding’s Moscow branch that was headed by Finger (1). NCH was co-founded by George Rohr and was one of the earliest investors into Russia (2).
With his earnings, Rohr, a Harvard grad, financed the Harvard Chabad House in 2003 (3)(10).
Often in attendance was then-Tufts University president Lawrence Bacow (4), Jared Kushner (8)(9), as well as Larry Summers (5), and even Trump’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz (10). It was while at Tufts University that Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, son of a Russian oligarch, first heard of Facebook. Immediately he teamed up with Roman Abramovich’s close associate, Lev Leviev, and Pavel Durov to found the “Russia Facebook,” VK, currently the largest social media site in Russia (6).
In 2014 Durov attempted to block Leviev and Mirilashvili’s stake in VK to major DST-investor Alisher Usmanov, but failed. Eventually Durov sold his 12% stake to another company owned Usmanov after undergoing increasing pressure by management to “hand over the personal details of people who were members of a VKontakte group dedicated to the Euromaidan protest movement.” (7)
Euromaidan protestors ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, whom Paul Manafort had worked to install.
Sheryl Sandberg's SurveyMonkey
In 2009, Sanberg's husband, David Goldberg, joined SurveyMonkey as CEO. By 2013, Chase Coleman's Tiger Global was SurveyMonkey's largest investor, followed by Goldberg himself and Google Capital (1). Shortly after Goldberg passed away in 2015, Sandberg joined the board of SurveyMonkey herself (2). Bono played at the funeral.
Global Science Research (GSR), the company that "hacked" Facebook and sold the data to Cambridge Analytica, had also created their own SurveyMonkey-like product, SurveyExtender, in 2014. In September 2015, GSR's co-founder, Joseph Chancellor, left GSR to work at Facebook (3). Then in November 2015, GSR's other co-founder, Aleksandr Kogan, acted as a Facebook consultant teaching Facebook execs how to utilize the datasets it managed to scrape off of Facebook to improve survey predictions (3).
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Silicon Valley to Russia
In 2002 Sergie Brukov, who worked at Google’s Moscow branch before moving to Silicon Valley, co-founded AmBAR (American Business Associates of Russia Expatriates) (1).
Dyson, who speaks Russian, has long worked with and advocated for Russian tech start ups (2). No later than 2004, prior to joining the board of Yandex and Evernote, she closely associated with AmBAR, who's past speakers included Sergey Brin of Google and Max Levchin of PayPal (3).
In February 2010, Dyson escorted nine Silicon Valley executives to Moscow, including Jack Dorsey of Twitter (4) and Mitch McConnell’s brother-in-law, Jim Breyer (5), where they met with Medvedev and Yuri Milner. Milner even took Breyer to see Matisse paintings otherwise closed to the public, and capped the trip with an informal dinner at his house (5).
Two months later, Yuri Milner bought a $200 million stake into Facebook at an eye-popping $10 billion valuation. By the end of the year, Milner’s DST had invested $500 million and owned ~10% of the company (10). The Paradise Papers later reveal that DST got its financing through Russian state-run sources, including one referred to as the “Kremlin’s piggybank” (11).
That same month, Dyson, in conjunction with AmBAR’s Anna Dvornikova and Rusnano (6), led a congregation of Silicon Valley investors to Moscow to meet with Dmitry Medvedev at his private resident in Gorki (1). Jim Breyer’s Accel was represented by Adam Valkin, who signed a “declaration of support” to invest in Russian companies (6 8:10, video).
For those who don’t recall, Dvornikova and AmBar are connected to Russian spy, Ana Chapman, who was friends with Dvornkova on Facebook and “liked” AmBAR (7). A couple of months later Chapman would be traded for Sergei Skripal, the British former spy that was poisoned after being a source for the Steele Dossier (8).
Rusnano is headed by Shleifer’s old associate, Anatoly Chubais, and on the supervisory board is none-other than Alexander Torshin of the Russian Central Bank (9), employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. As one former intelligence officials explains:
“Some of the [potential intelligence-gathering] activities Rusnano USA was involved in were not only related to the acquisition of technology, but also inserting people into venture capital groups, in developing those relationships in Silicon Valley that allowed them to get their tentacles into everything,” one former intelligence official told me. “And Rusnano USA was kind of the mechanism for that.” (12)
Esther Dyson and AmBAR Take Russia to Silicon Valley: Skolkovo Project
Dyson and AmBAR then arranged for Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley in June, 2010 (1). During the trip Medvedev even took the time to meet AmBAR members at Printer’s Inc. Cafe, a coffee shop in Palo Alto (2). In Medvedev’s entourage including “top spy and recruiter of spies” Sergey Kislayk (3), Yuri Milner (4), and Len Blavatnik’s busisness associate Viktor Vekselberg (5).
Medvedev had just recently appointed Vekselberg head of a new project in Skolkovo near Russia to be “Russia’s Silicon Valley” (5). Vekselberg’s main goal in California was to recruit Silicon Valley techies to Skolkovo. He got two: Craig Barret of Intel (6) and Google’s Eric Schmidt (7). He also pledged to donate $1 million a year to Fort Ross, the last Russian settlement in California (5). Also on the board of Skolkovo was Esther Dyson (9), who joined the project in Dec 2009, a month after it was announced officially announced (10).
But it turns out Skolkovo is a Russian spy facility:
As Obama’s effort to reboot diplomatic relations [with Russia] sputtered, federal officials began raising alarms about the Skolkovo Foundation’s ties to Putin.
“The foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research, development facilities and dual-use technologies” (8)
Despite that, on October 10-14 2010 Arnold Schwarzenegger led another VC trip, this time to the Skolkovo center (11). This would be a major moment in the beginning of Trump-Russia, as will be explained in the next section. For more details on Schwarzenegger’s recruitment by Russia since the 80‘s, go here (12).
Arnold Schwarzenegger brings US to Russia
Just months after Medvedev visited Silicon Valley, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger returned the favor and brought a number of prominent venture capitalists along with him, including execs from Google (1). Here is the program which includes many of the attending of the meeting, hosted by the USRBC (2). Herman Gref of Yandex sits on the board of directors (2).
The event began with a Welcome from the CEO’s of USRBC, followed by a video conference with Arkady Dvorkovich. Carter Page met with Dvorkovich on his July 2016 visit to Moscow (3). Interestingly, Page’s father, Alan, also attended the event, representing PwC.
Next was a Keynote address by Viktor Vekselberg, Len Blavatnik’s longtime business associate. Viktor Vekselberg is currently under investigation by Mueller for donations made by his cousin, Andrew Intrater, who also happened to run Vekselberg’s company’s US subsidiary and attended the event. Intrater later hired Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen (4).
Followed by Anatoly Chubais who worked with Larry Summer’s protege, Andrei Shleifer, on the privatization of Russian assets following the fall of the Soviet Union (5).
Then Arnold Schwarzeneeger. On the same trip, President of Russia Medvedev offered Schwarzenegger Russian citizenship and the mayorship of Russia (6 @1:23).
Next was a Panel including Alexander Torshin of the Central Bank of Russia and employer of Russian spy Maria Butina. Interestingly, also at the meet was Kline Preston, the individual that introduced Torshin to David Keene of the NRA (7). Six months later Torshin attended his first NRA convention (8).
Sergey Kislyak presents the next keynote address. Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the US, met with Trump campaign official many times, including negotiations with Michael Flynn during the Trump transition (9).
Immediately followed by Viktor Vekselberg donating to California’s last Russian settlement, Fort Ross, through his company, Renova.
The entire event was capped with cocktails and remarks from “Putin’s favorite Congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.
Soon after, Rusnano traveled to San Francisco to start up a US branch (10).
Eric Schmidt visits Julian Assange
At the time Schmidt joined the board of Skolkovo he was very political connected in the Obama Administration. Two years before joining the board of Skolkovo, Eric Schmidt was one of Obama’s top economic advisors during the 2008 campaign, along with Larry Summers (1) and worked on Obama’s presidential transition.
In Nov 2010, just months after joining Skolkovo, Schmidt invested in, a company run by the wife of Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, and the wife of Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng (2). According to the FBI and Rupert Murdoch himself, Wendi Deng is a spy (3). Other investors included Jim Breyer, Jack Dorsey, Peter Thiel, and Jared Kushner’s brother, Josh (4). At some point, it seems, Wendi Deng and Eric Schmidt had an affair (5). Zhukova’s home was recently seized after Abramovich was put on the US sanctions list (17).
In June 2011 Schmidt held a “secret meeting” with Julian Assange and brought along his girlfriend Lisa Shields(16), Jared Cohen, and Scott Malcomson (6) at a time Assange was seeking a Rusian visa to escape the Obama Administration (11).
Shields is vice-president of the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR (7), and Cohen is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR (8). Schmidt had joined Skolkovo in June 2010 and by Oct he had hired Cohen to direct Google’s newest branch, Google Ideas (8). Also a member of CFR is Len Blavatnik, as is Donald Trump’s childhood friend, Ron Lauder, heir of the Este Lauder fortune (7).
In 2003 Lisa Shields, in her capacity as VP of CFR, selected Henry Kissinger and Larry Summers to lead in independent council to address the “transatlantic rift” with Europe caused by the Iraq war. Also on the council is Kissinger’s protege, Richard Burt (7). At the time Richard Burt was on the board of Russia’s Alfa-bank (9) which has very close business ties with Len Blavatnik and Viktor Vekselberg (together they founded AAR, or Alfa-Access-Renova), and lead the USRBC of which Blavatnik and Vekselberg had representation through various companies (TNK-BP, SUAL, RusAl, Access, Renova, Basic Element).
Soon after, Paul Manafort began developing a relationship with Assange.
According to sources, Manafort’s acquaintance with Assange goes back at least five years, to late 2012 or 2013, when the American was working in Ukraine and advising its Moscow-friendly president, Viktor Yanukovych. (10)
With this in mind, it becomes strikingly eerie how similar what Assange did to Clinton presidential election in 2016 was to what Assange did to Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election. If you recall, Anonymous had hacked Palin’s email and Assange released them through Wikileaks (12), an election Manafort watched carefully. His business partner in Ukraine, Rick Davis, was John McCain’s campaign manager (13) and selected Sarah Palin as VP (14).
In May 2013, Assange arranged Edward Snowden's escape to Russia. A relationship had been established. While in 2010, Assange was releasing cables that hurt Russian interests, by 2012 that had completely stopped (6). Something had changed.
On Christmas Eve 2017, the Ecuadorian embassy tried to extradite Assange to Russia by naming him a political counselor, though ultimately the plan failed (15).
From June 16-18, 2011 St Petersburg hosted it’s annual International Economic Forum (1).
Mary Meeker sat on panel with Yuri Milner and CEO Dmitry Grishin. Esther Dyson later also joined a panel with Grishin.
Kirill Dmitriev and the co-founder of RenCap, a company with a stake in, discussed new investment possibilities in Russia. Earlier that same month, by decree, Medvedev and Putin had established the Russian Direct Investment Fund, to be headed by Dmitriev. RDIF board members Richard Daley joins a panel, as does Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone, and David Bonderman of TPG.
Arkady Dvorkovich and Dmitriev then discuss Russia’s economic ties to the Arab world.
Finally Vekselberg discussed Skolkovo, Chubais disussed Rusnano, and Schmidt discussed Google.
The following year Meeker would again join again (2). That same year George Nader also attended SPIEF (4) and Henry Kissinger met Vladimir Putin to talk US elections (3).
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2017.02.12 05:42 BossIsMySenpai1974 *MASSIVE SPOILERS* Full timeline 1429- 2015 PART 1

Hundred Years ' War.
French national heroine Joan of Arc leads royal French forces against the British army.
Fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus*. *
Columbus discovers Costa Rica around where Limón now stands.
The Mayflower sails from England to North America.
American Patriots living in Boston form the "Sons of Liberty", a secret society dedicated to protect the rights of colonists.
The Boston Tea Party.
The Sons of Liberty instigate the Boston Tea Party in protest of the British monarchy's taxation of the American colonies.
Inauguration of George Washington. George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States in Federal Hall.
The French Revolution.
Inspired by the American Revolution, the French overthrow their rulers.
"La Marsellaise" becomes the national anthem of France.
Immanuel Kant publishes an essay called Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch.
The War of 1812.
The Burning of Washington.
Washington, D.C. is invaded by British forces and burned to the ground. The American flag survives, which leads to the creation of the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
The use of the Congreve rocket by the British during this time is referenced in the anthem's verse, the Rocket's red glare.
The French Foreign Legion is created.
The sole reason for the Legion's purpose was originally a force to supplement the French Army by those willing to fight for France.
The Battle of the Alamo.
After a bloody battle, forces of the Republic of Texas surrender.
Alexandre Dumas's novel The Three Musketeers is released.
Herman Melville's novel, Moby-Dick is released.
The End is born.
The American Civil War.
Symptoms of combat stress are first identified.
Code Talker is born.
c. 1895 – c. 1904-
Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin is born.
The Spanish American War.
The Second Boer War.
The British annex territory from Boer states, which in turn would later form the constitute the Republic of South Africa.
The Wright brothers make the world's first aeroplane that is capable of human flight.
c. 1903 – c. 1912-
The Sorrow is born.
David Oh is born.
The first British intelligence outfit, the SIS, is created.
c. 1905 – c. 1914-
The Fear is born.
The Fury is born.
The Pain is born.
Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov is born.
Birth of Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin.
World War I.
After Austro-Hungarian Archduke, Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria is assasinated.
A chain of events result in the world plunging into war.
Mata Hari is executed by firing squad in France under accusations of espionage for Germany during World War I.
October Revolution occurs in Russia.
The Russian Civil War begins.
Bolsheviks seize power as the Russian monarchy is overthrown.
The Russian Bolsheviks form the GRU.
World War I comes to a close.
The predecessor of the KGB, the Cheka, infiltrates the GRU.
A fierce rivalry between the two agencies persue.
Russian Civil War ends with a Bolshevik victory.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is born.
The Philosophers are founded. The secret organization originates from a pact that formed at a clandestine gathering of authority figures from America, post-revolutionary Russia, and China, which would later be known as the Wisemen's Committee.
The Boss is born.
1927- Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed. It is believed by some that the two men were wrongfully executed.
Venom Snake is born in California.
Nicolás Calderón Sandino pushes U.S. forces out of Nicaragua.
Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany, with all power going directly to him.
The Third Reich is established.
Naked Snake is Born.
EVA is born in Meridian, Ohio.
Dr. Clark,(Para-Medic) is born in Boston, Massachusetts,
Anastasio Somoza García comes to power in Nicaragua.
The Mitsubishi J2M "Raiden" fighter plane is built in Japan.
World War II.
Albert Einstein writes a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt advising work on the atomic bomb, in response to Nazi Germany's own research.
Nazi Germany invades Poland.
The United Kingdom and France declare war on Germany.
Donald Anderson (Sigint) is born in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Soviet army invades Finland.
The Winter War begins.
A secret pact is concluded between the Philosophers that deals with the construction of world order after the Axis Powers are defeated.
The American, Chinese, and the Russian factions of the Philosophers pool their assets in order to secure victory in the war.
They agree to distribute them after the end of the war.
The uranium mine in Shinkolobwe is reopened by the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after it is flooded.
Uranium from the mine is used by the Manhattan Project.
The Katyn Forest Massacre.
Joseph Stalin orders the NKVD to execute 20,000 Polish soldiers near the Katyn Forest.
Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin takes part in the massacre.
The Wehrmacht later find 4,000 of the dead soldiers and immediately blame the Soviet Union, only for the Soviets to blame Germany instead.
Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union.
The Special Air Service of the British Army is formed.
The SAS perform a false run on Heliopolis.
The Boss is especially responsible for the creation of this mission.
Operation Squatter.
Night bombing raids are carried out in North Africa.
Executed by the SAS, The Boss helps organize the bombing raids..
The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor.
The United States declares war on Japan.
The Boss and David Oh lose a close friend and fellow member of Layforce in Egypt.
1942 -
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency, is opened.
The Manhattan Project.
Huey Ememerich's father is assigned to work on the project.
The German Army besieges the city of Stalingrad.
Enrico Fermi splits an atom in a nuclear reactor, generating the first artificial nuclear fission chain reaction.
The Boss forms the Cobra Unit during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Albert Camus's novel The Stranger is released.
Code Talker helps create the U.S. military code talkers' cipher book.
The Battle of Stalingrad ends with a Soviet victory.
V-1 rockets are dropped on London.
Invasion of Guam.
M2 flamethrowers first see use.
Warsaw Uprising.
Gustava Heffner's mother spends days in the sewers under the city after fleeing from the Nazis.
Normandy Landings.
Operation Neptune.
Operation Overlord.
The Allied Forces dispatch the Cobra Unit into Normandy, to undergo a operation to destroy V2 missile installations.
Allied forces begin their assault on the Western front.
Ocelot (Adamska) is born to The Boss and The Sorrow.
During birth, The Boss is wounded and goes into a coma for 3 months.
Ocelot is taken by agents of the Philosophers.
The USS Missouri fights in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Tokyo air raid.
381,300 cluster bombs are dropped on Tokyo, causing mass destruction.
The first nuclear test, codenamed "Trinity", is conducted in Alamogordo at Los Alamos.
Atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
Huey Emmerich is born.
Atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki.
Japan surrenders.
World War II ends.
the Cold War begins.
Vietnam declares independence.
In the aftermath of World War II, Boris Volgin, the man who was in charge of laundering the Philosophers' funds, steals their assets in the post-war chaos.
The Philosophers' Legacy is dispersed and laundered through banks in countries across the world, including Switzerland, Austria, and Hong Kong.
The three branches of the Philosophers start to split up, which brings even more tension to the Cold War.
The prototype of the AK-47 assault rifle is completed.
Kazuhira Miller is born.
Japan enacts Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution to renounce war, as well as being unable to maintain an army.
The Roswell UFO incident.
The Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance is signed.
The Central Intelligence Agency is created.
Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier.
Disbandment of the Cobra Unit.
The Costa Rican Civil War.
A rebel army commander José Figueres Ferrer leads an armed uprising against the Costa Rican government, which it quickly defeats.
Paz Ortega Andrade's grandparents are killed during the war.
The Malayan Emergency.
The SAS is deployed to stop the Malayan National Liberation Army.
José Figueres Ferrer's provisional junta abolishes the Costa Rican army, becoming a "nation without a military."
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is formed.
Germany is divided into East and West Germany.
June George Orwell publishes 1984.
The USSR tests their first nuclear bomb in Kazakhstan, and becomes the world's second nuclear power.
The Chinese Civil War ends in a Communist victory.
The People's Republic of China is formed.
Costa Rica enacts Article 12 of its Constitution, causing it to abolish it's military.
The AK-47 becomes the standard assault rifle of the Soviet military.
Pacifica Ocean (Paz Ortega Andrade) is born.
Peter Stillman is born.
The Korean War.
Naked Snake becomes The Boss's disciple.
Naked Snake fights in the war.
U.S. President Truman orders production of a slew of nuclear warheads.
The French movie Les Enfants Terribles is released.
The "Buster Dog" atomic test is conducted at Area 7 in Nevada, with U.S. Army troops participating.
The Boss is exposed to high levels of radiation.
The Mars Project.
The U.S. Army Special Forces "Green Berets" is formed.
The United Kingdom tests its first nuclear bomb, becoming the world's third nuclear power.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is established.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is founded in Livermore, California by the U.S. Department of Energy, for the purpose of research and development of nuclear weapons.
East German Uprising.
Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin takes part in the suppression.
End of the Korean War.
Nikita Khrushchev becomes the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Laotian Civil War begins.
The United States Marine Corps sniper team Glaz and Palitz participate in the war.
The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched.
Operation Castle Bravo.
The first U.S. test of a hydrogen bomb. and detonate Castle Bravo in Bikini Atoll.
Naked Snake is rendered sterile after involvement in the testing.
The KGB is formed in the Soviet Union.
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
The French garrison of Dien Bien Phu falls, signaling the victory of the Viet Nimh.
France leaves Indochina.
William Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies is released.
The USS Missouri is decommissioned and placed into the Pacific Reserve Fleet.
Before Albert Einstein dies, he begs for the end of nuclear weapons.
The First World Conference against atomic/hydrogen bombs is held in Hiroshima.
NORAD first sets up the NORAD Tracks Santa program.
The Hungarian Revolution.
The Space Race begins.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is established to oversee peaceful as well as military applications of atomic power.
The USSR launches the first-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, the R-7.
The Kyshtym Nuclear Disaster in the Ural Mountains.
Elisa is caught in the nuclear fallout and is taken to a lab in East Germany.
ESP experiments are conducted on her.
She develops her alternate personality, Ursula.
The USSR launches Sputnik1, the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite.
The U.S. launches its first successful ICBM, the Atlas A.
The first ever HALO school in the United States military is established.
The Boss is invited to teach at the school. SS-1C enters service.
The Zu-23 is first produced.
America launches its first satellite, the Explorer 1.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) is created.
Its creation is directly attributed to the launching of Sputnik and to U.S. realization that the Soviet Union has the resources to rapidly exploit military technology.
NACA is dissolved.
NASA is established.
Work doesn't begin until October 1.
NASA begins operations.
The USSR launches the Vostok Program, the first human spaceflight program.
The Da Nang Air Base is established.
Sometime in the early 60's-
Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin inherits the microfilm containing the Philosophers' Legacy after his father dies.
The U.S.-Japan Security Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C.
Project Gerboise Bleue.
France tests its first nuclear bomb. becoming the world's fourth nuclear power.
The U-2 incident.
An American U-2 spy plane violates Soviet airspace and is shot down over the Ural Mountains.
CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers is taken prisoner and his confession brings to light the organization's activities in the region.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announces missile aid to Cuba.
The South Vietnamese National Liberation Front (NLF) is formed.
Sputnik 4 is launched.
A glitch in its system, which is the result of sabotage caused by U.S. agents infiltrating the Soviet Union.
The sabotage causes it to go into higher orbit.
The U.S.-Japan Security Treaty goes into effect.
The Congo Crisis begins.
Constituting a series of civil wars, it is also a proxy conflict in the Cold War in which the Soviet Union and United States support opposing factions.
Che Guevara is involved in the conflict.
A Soviet rocket explodes on the launch pad before it can achieve liftoff.
The Malayan Emergency ends.
Sputnik 5 is launched.
It contains two dogs, two lab rats, and several plants.
Sputnik 5 achieves reentry, and the animal test subjects are recovered easily.
Two NSA code breakers, ADAM and EVA, defect to the Soviet Union. The movie The Magnificent Seven is released.
Revisions towards the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty spark mass protests, especially in Okinawa.
The Mafia sting operations begin in Chicago by the FBI.
Cuban and American diplomatic relations end.
John F. Kennedy assumes office as the 35th President of the United States.
NASA successfully places a chimpanzee named Ham into orbit.
The U.S. conducts the first test of the Minutemen intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Angolan War of Independence begins.
The USSR launches Vostok 1.
The Vostok 1 is the first manned spacecraft in history, piloted by Yuri Gagarin.
Russian scientist Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov designed the multi-engine for the Vostok Program.
The Boss enters space, secretly achieving America's first manned space flight through the Mercury Project.
The U.S. loses the space race to Gagarin by only minutes.
The Boss returns to Earth, but is injured in the crash landing and enters a coma for six months.
The development of the Shagohod begins.
The CIA launch Operation Zapata.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion.
The U.S. Government uses the opportunity to cover up The Boss's failed space flight attempt by stating that she took part in the invasion.
The Pentagon begins to feel threatened by the CIA's growing influence in the U.S. military's affairs.
President Kennedy falls into disfavor with the Philosophers.
A group of university students create the Sandinista National Liberation Front in Nicaragua. Their aim is to overthrow the Somoza regime and establish a Marxist state.
Alan Shepard officially becomes the first American in rocket flight aboard the Redstone Rocket.
The military considers the development and adopting ARPANET after the destruction of telephone relay stations massively paralyzes defense communication systems.
American movie The Guns of Navarone is released.
Construction begins on the Berlin Wall in Germany.
The Eritrean War of Independence.
The U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group is activated by President Kennedy due to the need of special units with insurgency combat expertise.
President Kennedy delivers a speech to the UN General Assembly, citing that the world can find an alternate method from war.
The Soviet Union conducts its first atomic test in space above Russia.
The Soviet Union tests the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon in existence, over the Arctic.
President Kennedy announces increase in deployed troops to aid South Vietnam.
The Boss infiltrates the Soviet Union's OKB-1 without CIA permission and discovers that Sputnik 5 features a pilot ejection system, reporting her findings to NASA.
The CIA later lies to the recently inaugurated Kennedy, taking credit for the discovery and blaming The Boss for previous misinformation supplied by her sleeper agent.
The Vz61 Scorpion is developed in Czechoslovokia.
The Navy SEALs are formed.
The Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) is launched.
John Glenn into space. This is the first time an American orbits the Earth.
The Starfish Prime test is conducted at Johnston Island, detonating a nuclear weapon at a high altitude.
The concept later allows for the potential of using Nuclear weapons as EMP devices.
Major Zero uses a mole to help Dr. Sokolov's family defect from the Soviet Union to the United States.
Sokolov is evacuated. After two weeks of travel, Sokolov arrives in West Berlin, and is checked into a hospital due to exhaustion.
A U.S. Lockheed U-2 surveillance craft discovers Soviet missiles in Cuba.
The Cuban Missile Crisis.
A Russian sub commander refuses to launch a nuclear-armed torpedo at an American destroyer.
Sokolov is sent back to Russia as a result of the crisis.
The north of Borneo (Malaysia) secedes from Indonesia.
The British SAS are sent to Malaysia to battle the Indonesians, utilizing the effectiveness of shotguns in jungle warfare.
This prompts the Soviet Union to conduct research in Tselinoyarsk, regarding the use of shotguns in jungle guerrilla combat.
The Mariner 2 approaches Venus and begins scanning the planet, revealing that it has cool clouds and an extremely hot surface.
The Mariner 2 later approaches Mars and sends back data relating to the planet.
The Boss carries out a covert mission in Tselinoyarsk, where she is ordered to kill The Sorrow, her former lover.
The Laotian Civil War begins.
The United States begins production of the Davy Crockett nuclear missiles, it's missile has a deadly nuclear payload.
Although it enters mass-production, the Davy Crockett is never actually deployed in battle due to problems with the launcher's precision and range.
Major Zero creates the FOX Unit, also known as Force Operation X, a special services division of the CIA. Jack is part of the organization.
The SS-1C Scud-B missiles, designed by Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin, are first deployed.
Ricardo Valenciano "Chico" Libre is born.
The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Hotline Agreement. A direct telephone connection is set up between the U.S. and Soviet leaders.
President Kennedy is assassinated.
Lyndon B. Johnson becomes is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
Virtuous Mission.
The world's first High Altitude Low Opening is performed by Naked Snake.
Operation Snake Eater.
Death of the Boss.
Naked Snake is awarded the title of "Big Boss".
The comatose Volgin is transported to a research facility on the outskirts of Moscow.
Anti-Vietnam War protests begin.
Kazuhira Miller witnesses the rise of these movements in America.
The MACV-SOG ( Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group) is established.
A highly classified, multi-service United States special operations unit, MACV-SOG conducts covert unconventional warfare operations prior to and during the Vietnam War.
The CIA is heavily involved in the unit's activities and operations.
The Mozambican War of Independence.
It is an armed conflict between the guerrilla forces of the Mozambique Liberation Front or FRELIMO (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) and Portugal.
The Three Non-Nuclear Principles are introduced in Japan.
The principles state that there will be non-production, non-possession, and non-introduction of nuclear weapons.
Code Talker begins research on The End's remains.
1965- The U.S. officially enters the Vietnam War.
The U.S. begins heavily bombing North Vietnam.
Sigint joins ARPA and is involved in the development of ARPAnet.
The First Chadian Civil War.
The Congo Crisis is brought to a close.
The revolution ends in failure.
1966- Big Boss encounters the child soldier Frank Jaeger during the Mozambican War of Independence.
Jaeger is rescued by Big Boss and placed in a care facility, where he is later taken by the CIA for the Perfect Soldier Project.
The United States starts launching Apollo Program missions.
The intention of the Apollo program is sending a man on the moon.
Che Guevara is captured by the Bolivian Special Forces, with support from the CIA, and executed.
French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre later declares him to be "the most complete human being of our age."
China conducts its first hydrogen bomb test.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is opened for signatures.
Kazuhira Miller is recruited into the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
EVA disappears, last seen in Hanoi.
The Apollo Program is a success, Apollo 11 lands on the moon.
The U.S. Department of Defense successfully sends its first message using ARPANET.
SALT-1 negotiations are initiated.
The limit of the number of deployed U.S. and Soviet ballistic missiles are decreased, provoking a détente era between the two countries.
San Hieronymo Incident.
Ivan Raidenovitch Raikov is exiled to the San Hieronymo Peninsula and imprisoned in the Western Wilderness.
A Soviet spy steals blueprints to the Saturn V from NASA, which develops modifications to the silos at the San Hieronymo Peninsula Soviet missile base.
The CIA plans transport of the Intercontinental Ballistic Metal Gear.
On CIA orders, Gene leads the FOX unit in hijacking the Intercontinental Ballistic Metal Gear during a transport operation, and take over of the abandoned Soviet IRBM facility on the San Hieronymo Peninsula.
Major Zero is arrested by the Pentagon under the charge of treason.
Big Boss is also charged with treason for accusations of spearheading the revolt.
Death of Gene.
The other portion of the Philosopher's legacy is acquired by the United States.
Ocelot kills the Director of Central Intelligence in a way that is indistinguishable from suicide.
The Sandinista National Liberation Front, backed by the KGB and the Cuban DGI (Dirección General de Inteligencia), start launching military initiatives against the Somoza regime.
Formation of the Patriots.
The Patriots are dedicated to reuniting the world that The Boss envisioned.
Ocelot joins the unit, but stays in the Soviet Union as an informant.
Sigint, Para-Medic, and Big Boss make up the rest of the organization.
Major Zero proceeds to turn Big Boss into an idol and hero, to lead the world as a messiah-like figure.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is signed by America, the Soviet Union, France, England, and China.
The Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) goes into effect.
Major Zero disbands FOX.
The Les Enfants Terribles project commences.
Zero has Dr. Clark (Para-Medic) clone Big Boss in order to preserve the Patriots' icon.
The Soviet Union launches the Salyut-1, the world's first space station.
Big Boss founds FOXHOUND, and becomes its commander.
The 'Les Enfants Terribles" project is successful.
Clones of Big Boss are born; Eli ( Liquid Snake) and David (Solid Snake) and a third at a later date , George ( Solidus Snake).
Disgusted, Big Boss leaves The Patriots and goes on to create his own Mercanary force, The Militaries Sans Fronteres.
Working with the Colombian Army, Militaires Sans Frontières ambushes a guerrilla unit led by Kazuhira Miller.
Miller, the only survivor, is captured and eventually recruited into MSF after Big Boss earns his respect, becoming second in command.
ARPA is renamed DARPA.
The ABM Treaty is signed by the United States of America and the Soviet Union on the limitation of the anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems used in defending areas against missile-delivered nuclear weapons.
The Watergate scandal occurs.
The Summer Olympic Games are held in West Germany.
The Munich Massacre occurs when the terrorist organization Black September holds 11 Israeli athletes hostage during the Olympic Games, eventually killing them.
As a consequence of the incident, the GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei) counter-terrorism force is created.
Project Apollo ends with the Apollo-17.
Big Boss fights alongside the Studies and Observations Group (SOG), the Green Berets and the Wild Geese.
The Paris Peace Accords.
The U.S. starts withdrawing troops from Vietnam.
Peace Sentinel invades Costa Rica.
Huey Emmerich is hired into the Peace Walker Project.
Code Talker discovers a strain of archea that metabolizes uranium.
Project Smiling Buddha.
India conducts an atomic bomb test.
Richard Nixon resigns.
The Militaires Sans Frontières are hired by Paz Ortega Andrade and Ramón Gálvez Mena of the Costa Rican University for Peace.
MSF is hired to drive rogue CIA forces operating in Costa Rica.
Gálvez is exposed as a KGB agent.
Sigint proposes that machines are best suited for information control, rather than complex decision-making.
Peace Walker Incident.
Big Boss and Kazuhira Miller drastically expand the Militaries Sans Fronteres' military capabilities for over a month, although at the cost of exposing their power.
MSF recover Peace Walker's nuclear warhead from Lake Nicaragua.
Metal Gear ZEKE is armed with the nuke, resulting in MSF becoming the world's seventh nuclear power.
Vladimir Zadornov is killed.
Paz, (Pacifica Ocean), hijacks ZEKE and offers Big Boss the choice to rejoin Zero's organization, Cipher.
Big BOss refuses the offer and Paz prepares to launch a nuclear strike to frame MSF, forcing Big Boss to disable ZEKE.
Paz falls into the ocean and disappears, but is later rescued by a Belezean fisherman, who found her drifting in the Carribean.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union agree on a general framework for the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II).
Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II.
The treaty limits the number of strategic nuclear delivery vehicles on each side to 2,400.
Ground Zeroes Incident.
The IAEA requests an inspection of Mother Base, which Huey accepts without permission.
Chico is captured, imprisoned and tortured by XOF after a failed rescue attempt to save Paz at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
He gives XOF commander Skull Face information on MSF, after being forced to watch Paz's torture.
XOF plant C4 explosives on MSF's Mother Base.
Under Skull Face's orders, Chico sends out an SOS transmission that is picked up by MSF.
Despite suspecting a trap, Big Boss commences a lone infiltration of the prison site.
Paz is manipulated by Skull Face into revealing Zero's hidden location, before being drugged and implanted with two bombs.
Big Boss begins his infiltration into Camp Omega and extracts Chico and Paz by chopper.
Mother Base is destroyed.
Paz awakens and jumps from the chopper to prevent the bombs from destroying it, but the shockwave sends the helicopter into collision of a perusing XOF chopper.
Deaths of Ricardo Valenciano " Chico " Libre and Paz Ortega Adrade (Pacifica Ocean).
Zero hides Big Boss in a hospital in Cyprus and leaves him in Ocelot's care.
Skull Face is reassigned to Africa by Zero.
The vocal cord parasites are resurrected through reverse evolution.
The Ho Chi Minh Campain leads to the fall of Saigon and Vietnam's reunification.
The Angolan War of Independence ends.
The Laotian Civil War ends.
The Soyuz-19 and Apollo-18 spacecraft dock in orbit.
The 'Les Enfants Terribles" project is abandoned.
Eli is taken to Great Britain, but slips through Zero's care.
Zero suffers brain damage due to a parasite attack by Skullface, slowly shutting down his motor skills.
Nastasha Romanenko is born in Ukraine.
The Soweto Uprising occurs in South Africa.
The number of protesters who police killed are estimated up to 700.
New York City Blackout Incident.
Zero flees the United States.
Delta Force is established.
The Mozambican Civil War.
The civil war is caused between the ruling party, the Front for Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), and the Rhodesian/South African-funded Mozambique Resistance Movement (RENAMO).
Frank Jaeger would later return to Mozambique and participate in the conflict as a RENAMO soldier, but is taken prisoner and is tortured.
An underground nuclear test site is discovered beneath the Kalahari Desert.
Bowing to international pressure, the South African government abandons the site.
Zero visits Big Boss in Cyprus, then disappears completely. never to be seen again.
The First Chadian Civil War ends.
The Iranian Revolution leads to the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Sometime in the late 70's-
Stealth missile technology starts to be researched.
The United Nations officially establishes the University for Peace in Costa Rica.
The Iran- Iraq war breaks out.
Fearing the ripple effects of the Iranian Revolution, Western nations and the Soviet Union supports Iraq.
Huey Emmerich and Strangleove have a child, he is named Hal.
Operation Opera: Israeli bombers strike a nuclear reactor under construction in Iraq.
The Invasion of Grenada.
Raiden is born.
A suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
Soviet General Yuri Andropov dies.
Phantom Pain Incident.
Snake awakens.
Snake rescues Kazuhira Miller in Afghanistan, and go on to rebuild Militaries Sans Fronteres, now named Diamond Dogs.
A Civilian airliner carrying " The Third Boy" crashes in the mountains of Ukraine.
Quiet suffers full-body burns and undergoes parasite therapy to survive.
Skullface is wounded at the hands of Snake and Kazuhira Miller, they leave him to die slowly, but only to be killed by Huey.
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2016.12.23 17:23 DonaldWashington The Clintons, Defense contractors and the Middle East

U.S. Code Title 22 Chapter 39 Subchapter I § 2752   (b) Responsibility for supervision and direction of sales, leases, financing, cooperative projects, and exports Under the direction of the President, the Secretary of State (taking into account other United States activities abroad, such as military assistance, economic assistance, and the food for peace program) shall be responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales, leases, financing, cooperative projects, and exports under this chapter, including, but not limited to, determining  

Clinton ran an agency that is responsible for regulating U.S. arms exports.

State Department exports approvals substantially increased to governments that donated to the Clinton Foundation.

Federal law explicitly designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, and early in her term, the State Department called one arms deal a “top priority” for Clinton.

  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia $10,000,001 - $25,000,000 Friends of Saudi Arabia $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 Sheikh Mohammed H. Al-Amoudi $5,000,001 - $10,000,000   State of Qatar $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee $250,001 - $500,000 Qatar Foundation International $100,001 - $250,000   The Government of Brunei Darussalam $1,000,001 - $5,000,000   The Sultanate of Oman $1,000,001 - $5,000,000   United Arab Emirates $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 Dubai Foundation (UAE) $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 Dubai Financial Market (UAE) $10,001 - $25,000 Abraaj Holdings (UAE) $500,001 - $1,000,000   State of Kuwait $5,000,001 - $10,000,000 National Bank of Kuwait SAK $25,001 - $50,000   OCP Corporation (Morocco) $1,000,001 - $5,000,000 BMCE Bank (Morocco) $100,001 - $250,000
Bahrain Petroleum Company $10,001 - $25,000 Kingdom of Bahrain $50,001 - $100,000 Gulf Finance House (Bahrain) $50,001 - $100,000
Exporting destruction

US approved $40 billion in 2009 private arms sales

  • The U.S. government approved $40 billion in worldwide private arms sales in 2009, including more than $7 billion to Mideast and North African nations that are struggling with political upheaval, the State Department reported.
  • From 2008 to 2009, the U.S. authorized increasing sales of military shipments to the now-toppled Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak and the embattled kingdom of Bahrain.
  • The $40 billion figure during the first year of the Obama administration reflects a rise in total approved arms sales over the final year of the Bush administration in 2008, when the State Department licensed $34.2 billion.
  • The $7.3 billion in U.S.-approved defense sales to Mideast and North African countries in 2009 totaled up to nearly a fifth of the entire $40 billion in licensed sales - indications of both the region's strategic importance and their governments' willingness to pay top dollar for American defense equipment.
  • Iraq, where U.S. forces are still drawing down and the fledgling government is struggling against militants, was the biggest buyer ($1.51 billion), closely followed by Turkey ($1.50 billion) and the United Arab Emirates ($1.09 billion).

U.S. Arms Sales Make Up Most of Global Market

  • Weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011 to a record high, driven by major arms sales to Persian Gulf allies.
  • Overseas weapons sales by the United States totaled $66.3 billion.
  • The American weapons sales total was an “extraordinary increase” over the $21.4 billion in deals for 2010, the study found, and was the largest single-year sales total in the history of United States arms exports. The previous high was in fiscal year 2009, when American weapons sales overseas totaled nearly $31 billion.
  • Increasing tensions drove a set of Persian Gulf nations – Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman to purchase weapons at record levels.
  • The agreements with Saudi Arabia included the purchase of 84 advanced F-15 fighters, a variety of ammunition, missiles and logistics support, and upgrades of 70 of the F-15 fighters in the current fleet.
  • Sales to Saudi Arabia last year also included dozens of Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, all contributing to a total Saudi weapons deal from the United States of $33.4 billion, according to the study.
  • The United Arab Emirates purchased a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, an advanced antimissile shield that includes radars and is valued at $3.49 billion, as well as 16 Chinook helicopters for $939 million.
  • Oman bought 18 F-16 fighters for $1.4 billion.

Here's who buys the most weapons from the U.S.

CNN ARTICLE MAY 25, 2016 - The U.S. is responsible for nearly 33% of worldwide exports -- by far the top arms exporter on the planet -- but which countries does the U.S. sell the most weapons to?
  • Saudi Arabia was the top recipient of American-made arms from 2011-2015, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates.
  • Experts believe the Middle East will remain a top destination for weapons for some time -- it currently accounts for about 40% of U.S. arms exports -- especially given the rise of ISIS.
  • The American exports include everything from small arms to fighter jet aircraft and tanks, to Patriot Missile batteries.
  • U.S. defense companies were explicit in their desire to boost international exports in the wake of recent defense budget cuts.
  • CEO of U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin, Marillyn Hewson, said, "One area where we expect the majority of our growth potential to come from in the years ahead is our international customers."
Profiteer of War

Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation

  • Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States' oil-rich ally in the Middle East.
  • At press conferences in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally.
  • In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation.
  • Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing -- the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15 -- contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.
Private knowledge, public position

In diplomatic cables from December of 2009, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged that Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and UAE had no interest in cracking down on terror financing.

WIKILEAKS DEC 30, 2009  

Saudi Arabia

  • “While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) takes seriously the threat of terrorism within Saudi Arabia, it has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority.”
  • …donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide.


  • “Qatar has adopted a largely passive approach to cooperating with the U.S. against terrorist financing. Qatar's overall level of CT cooperation with the U.S. is considered the worst in the region. Al-Qaida, the Taliban, UN-1267 listed LeT, and other terrorist groups exploit Qatar as a fundraising locale.”


  • “The USG has consistently engaged the Government of Kuwait (GOK) about the specific activities of terrorist financiers in country, Kuwaiti charities financing terrorism abroad, and Kuwait's lack of a comprehensive anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime.”
  • “Al-Qa'ida and other groups continue to exploit Kuwait both as a source of funds and as a key transit point.”

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • “UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups, including al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups, including Hamas.”
  • “UAE's role as a growing global financial center, coupled with weak regulatory oversight, makes it vulnerable to abuse by terrorist financiers and facilitation networks.”


  • “Pakistan's intermittent support to terrorist groups and militant organizations threatens to undermine regional security and endanger U.S. national security objectives in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
  • “…some officials from the Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) continue to maintain ties with a wide array of extremist organizations, in particular the Taliban, LeT and other extremist organizations.”
  • “These extremist organizations continue to find refuge in Pakistan and exploit Pakistan's extensive network of charities, NGOs, and madrassas. This network of social service institutions readily provides extremist organizations with recruits, funding and infrastructure for planning new attacks.”

Email correspondence between John Podesta & Hillary Clinton acknowledging Qatar’s and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in terror funding

AUG 29, 2014 WIKILEAKS Armed with proper equipment, and working with U.S. advisors, the Peshmerga can attack the ISIL with a coordinated assault supported from the air. This effort will come as a surprise to the ISIL, whose leaders believe we will always stop with targeted bombing, and weaken them both in Iraq and inside of Syria. At the same time we should return to plans to provide the FSA, or some group of moderate forces, with equipment that will allow them to deal with a weakened ISIL, and stepped up operations against the Syrian regime. This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions. While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure. By the same token, the threat of similar, realistic U.S. operations will serve To assist moderate forces in Libya, Lebanon, and even Jordan, where insurgents are increasingly fascinated by the ISIL success in Iraq.  

The small Arab country of Qatar, bordered only by Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, has long been accused of allowing terror financiers to operate within its borders.

At the official level, the Qatari government pledged support for Hamas, the Palestinian group designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, Israel, Egypt and Canada.  

Qatar’s Emir Visits Gaza, Pledging $400,000,000 to Hamas

NY TIMES OCT 23, 2012  
Qatar’s Support of Islamists Alienates Allies Near and Far NY TIMES SEP 7, 2014   State Department Defends Partnership With Hamas-Supporting Qatar CNS NEWS DEC 2, 2014   US Congress informed of Qatari “charities” financing terrorism DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN DEC 10, 2014   The Case Against Qatar FOREIGN POLICY VOICE The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back. SEP 30, 2014  
How Qatar is funding the rise of Islamist extremists The Telegraph UK SEP 20, 2014 Western officials have tracked the Qatari arms flights as they land in the city of Misrata, about 100 miles east of Tripoli, where the Islamist militias have their stronghold. Even after the fall of the capital and the removal of Libya's government, Qatar is "still flying in weapons straight to Misrata airport", said a senior Western official. So it is that Qatar buys London property while working against British interests in Libya and arming friends of the jihadists who tried to kill one of our ambassadors. A state that partly owns 1 Hyde Park, London's most expensive apartment block, and the Shard, the city's tallest building, is working with people who would gladly destroy Western society.

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)

A 2015 report by the Consortium Against Terrorist Finance (CATF) called attention on Qatar Islamic Bank’s correspondents claiming that some of them “have controversial histories of affiliation with or support of terrorist or extremist activities.” Qatar Islamic Bank’s controversial correspondents include:

Al-Rajhi Bank

  • Not only does QIB regularly correspond with the Saudi bank; based on QIB’s Investor presentation for Fiscal Year 2014, QIB senior executives and department directors have a long history with the Saudi bank.
  • Saudi Arabia’s largest private bank and the largest Sharia compliant lender, Al-Rajhi Bank was at the center of several investigations after 9/11 for its alleged involvement in schemes of terror financing.
  • Al-Rajhi Bank provided financial services to Abdulaziz al-Omari, one of the five hijackers of the American Airlines flight 11 and part of the 9/11 attacks.
  • Al-Rajhi executives were allegedly informed that the bank had maintained several accounts for Al-Haramain Foundation, an Al-Qaeda front heavily involved in terror financing, before Saudi authorities shut it down in 2004.
  • Qatar Islamic Bank’s “Investor Presentation for Fiscal Year 2014” reveals a long history of QIB top executives’ relations with al-Rajhi Bank.
  • In 2010 HSBC severed ties with Al-Rajhi Bank due to the bank’s uncovered implication in terrorist activities. In 2012, a report released by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that exposed HSBC's role in funding global narcotics trafficking and terrorism included an extensive coverage of HASB’s relations to Al-Rajhi Bank and of the bank’s terrorist ties and activities.
  • In 2014, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped Al-Rajhi Bank as a correspondent bank as well amidst terrorist financing concerns.

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL)

  • QIB is also affiliated with Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) despite evidence suggesting they have also engaged in terrorist financing.
  • The presence of IBBL among QIB’s financial partners is not surprising given that Al Rajhi Bank had a 37% direct ownership in IBBL.
  • Moneyjihad reported that in 2011 “the Bangladeshi home ministry intelligence revealed that 8 percent of the bank’s profits were diverted as corporate zakat to support jihad in Bangladesh.”
CONSORTIUM AGAINST TERRORISM FINANCING SEP 10, 2015 A 2006 investigation commissioned by the Bangladesh Bank uncovered evidence that Islami Bank authorized suspicious transactions in support of militant groups worldwide.

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $390,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2015 Islami Bank Bangladesh $300,000
2016 Islami Bank Bangladesh $90,000

Qatar National Bank (QNB)

  • 99.81% stake in Turkey’s Finansbank A.Ş.,
  • 20.0% stake in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
  • 97.12% stake in National Société Générale Bank now named QNB ALAHLI, the second largest private bank in Eqypt
  • 35% stake in the Jordan-based Housing Bank for Trade and Finance
  • 40% in Commercial Bank International based in the United Arab Emirates
  • 99.96% of QNB Tunisia
  • 51% in the Iraqi-based Al-Mansour Investment Bank
  • 49% of the Libyan based Bank of Commerce & Development
  • 20% stake in Al Jazeera Finance Company in Doha, Qatar
  • 51% stake in QNB-Syria
  • 82.59% stake in QNB Indonesia   In 2013, QNB Group opened a representative office in China and also opened a fully owned subsidiary in India under the name of “QNB India Private Limited”. In 2015, the Group officially started operating its “Qatar National Bank S.A.Q Hoh Chi Minh City Representative Office in Vietnam.


Qatar requests $9.9 billion sale of Patriot Missile System from US Defense Contractors Lockheed Martin & Raytheon

NOV 7, 2012 DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY NEWS RELEASE “This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of an important ally which has been, and continues to be, a force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale is consistent with U.S. initiatives to provide key allies in the region with modern systems that will enhance interoperability with U.S. forces and increase security.”

Email correspondence between John Podesta & Hillary Clinton acknowledging Qatar’s and Saudi Arabia’s involvement in terror funding

AUG 29, 2014 WIKILEAKS Armed with proper equipment, and working with U.S. advisors, the Peshmerga can attack the ISIL with a coordinated assault supported from the air. This effort will come as a surprise to the ISIL, whose leaders believe we will always stop with targeted bombing, and weaken them both in Iraq and inside of Syria. At the same time we should return to plans to provide the FSA, or some group of moderate forces, with equipment that will allow them to deal with a weakened ISIL, and stepped up operations against the Syrian regime. This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions. While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure. By the same token, the threat of similar, realistic U.S. operations will serve To assist moderate forces in Libya, Lebanon, and even Jordan, where insurgents are increasingly fascinated by the ISIL success in Iraq.


LOCKHEED MARTIN, RAYTHEON DEAL - The Pentagon approved the sale to Qatar of $9.9 billion worth of Patriot fire units, radars, and various Raytheon and Lockheed missiles in November 2012. In March of 2014, Qatar confirmed the purchase of $9.9 billion Patriot missile defense system built by Raytheon equipped with PAC-3 missiles made by Lockheed; advanced daytime, high-definition sensors and radars for Apache helicopters; and Javelin missiles built by a Lockheed-Raytheon joint venture.

Qatar buys helicopters, missiles in $23 billion arms deals

REUTERS ARTICLE MAR 27, 2014 Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon.  

Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Longbow, General Electric deal

DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the U.S. body which oversees foreign arms sales, had notified lawmakers in July 2012 of a possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar. Estimated contract value $3 billion.
  In March of 2014, Qatar announced that Boeing was awarded the contract for 24 Apache Attack Helicopters. They will be fitted with Longbow radar equipment made by a joint venture of Lockheed and Northrop Grumman Corp. General Electric is also among the prime contractors.


Kingdom of Morocco requests permission to purchase 200 M1A1 Abrams Tanks Defense Security Cooperation Agency News Release JUN 18, 2012 The prime contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Estimated cost $1.015 billion.  
Morocco receives Abrams tanks from U.S. Army ARMY.MIL AUG 22, 2016  

Hillary’s in Charge


  • The Moroccan monarch’s funds went to the Clinton Foundation’s endowment and to CGI.
  • The actual meeting was paid for by OCP, the Moroccan-government-owned mining company that has been accused of serious human rights violations. Clinton vigorously supported the Moroccan King as Secretary of State and the U.S.-financed Export-Import Bank gave OCP a $92 million loan guarantee during her tenure.
  • The mining company also contributed between $5 million to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, according to the charity’s web site.
  • The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice charged OCP with “serious human rights violations,” including exploitation of workers by not “adequately compensating the impoverished people who live there.”
  • “OCP is the first beneficiary of the war and the first beneficiary of the occupation — it is the one that is cashing in on the misery of thousands of refugees and hundreds of political detainees for the past 40 years.”  

Hillary took $12,000,000 from Morocco in 2015

CNN ARTICLE OCT 21, 2016  

Fox News Just Landed A Brutal, Clean Hit On Hillary Clinton’s Campaign


FLASHBACK: Email correspondence between Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, John Podesta, Robby Mook, Jake Sullivan regarding the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Morocco

WIKILEAKS NOV 19, 2014 Huma Abedin: “Morocco: No matter what happens, she will be in Morocco hosting CGI on May 5-7, 2015. Her presence was a condition for the Moroccans to proceed so there is no going back on this. Important that you know background.

According to Huma Abedin, the $12 million meeting with the Moroccan King was Hillary Clinton’s idea

  • “Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation.”
  • “This was HRC's idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting.”
  • “She created this mess and she knows it.”

$12 million for Clinton, $92 million for Morocco

HILLARY CLINTON’S CROOKED DEALS WITH MOROCCO; UNDER COVER OF CLINTON FOUNDATION EVENT Attendees includes executives from OCP and Coca-Cola, as well as the presidents of Rwanda and Tanzania and senior officials from the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the League of Arab States. POLITICO ARTICLE 1 APR 8, 2015 During her State Department tenure, Clinton visited Morocco, and later launched an ongoing U.S.-Morocco strategic dialogue (the latest installment of which is set to occur in Washington this week), praising the country in 2012 “as a leader and a model.” POLITICO ARTICLE 2 APR 15, 2015 The lavish conference for major American politicians aside, OCP also managed to secure more than $92 million in Export-Import Bank subsidies in 2014 alone. And, in yet another coincidence, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remains a staunch Ex-Im supporter. It was great deal for this company, the Moroccan government, and the Clintons—but a bad deal for American taxpayers.  

King Mohammed reportedly gave money directly.

THE NEW YORK SUN ARTICLE NOV 22, 2004 The New York Sun reported back in 2004 that King Mohammed VI personally gave between $100,000 - $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. The record of this donation has since been scrubbed from the Foundation website.


Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department


Bahrain’s Prince Got Audience With Clinton After Donating $32 Million To Her Foundation

  • Newly released Department of State documents reveal that the Crown Prince of Bahrain was given an audience with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he donated $32 million to her foundation.
  • Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman had to go through the Clinton Foundation in order to set up a meeting with Clinton after the former Secretary of State declined to meet after official requests were made.
  • Salman was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, having pledged millions to the Clinton Global Initiative through the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CRISP). By 2010, he had given $32 million to the initiative.

Emails Show Clinton Foundation Donor Reached Out To Hillary Clinton Before Arms Export Boost

  • Emails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a top military leader of Bahrain, a Middle Eastern country that is a major foundation donor.
  • Soon after the correspondence about a meeting, Clinton’s State Department significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests.

State Department documents showed that between 2010 and 2012 the Clinton-led State Department approved $630 million worth of direct commercial arms sales to Salman’s military forces in Bahrain. That was a 187 percent increase from the period 2006 to 2008, and the increase came as Bahrain was violently suppressing uprisings.


Defense Contractors


Lockheed Martin**

“Donations” to the Clinton Foundation

The Lockheed Martin Foundation $10,001 - $25,000 Lockheed Martin Corporation $100,001 - $250,000

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $6,600,000

Year Client Amount Paid
1998 Lockheed Martin $20,000
1999 Lockheed Martin $280,000
2000 Lockheed Martin $240,000
2001 Lockheed Martin $260,000
2002 Lockheed Martin $280,000
2003 Lockheed Martin $140,000
2004 Lockheed Martin $280,000
2005 Lockheed Martin $280,000
2006 Lockheed Martin $200,000
2007 Lockheed Martin $200,000
2008 Lockheed Martin $240,000
2009 Lockheed Martin $420,000
2010 Lockheed Martin $440,000
2011 Lockheed Martin $530,000
2012 Lockheed Martin $650,000
2013 Lockheed Martin $620,000
2014 Lockheed Martin $550,000
2015 Lockheed Martin $550,000
2016 Lockheed Martin $420,000
Side note: Mr. James Comey served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin Corporation from October 1, 2005 to June 24, 2010.

General Dynamics

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $3,450,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2005 General Dynamics $40,000
2006 General Dynamics $200,000
2007 General Dynamics $400,000
2008 General Dynamics $360,000
2009 General Dynamics $560,000
2010 General Dynamics $560,000
2011 General Dynamics $320,000
2012 General Dynamics $440,000
2013 General Dynamics $240,000
2014 General Dynamics $120,000
2015 General Dynamics $120,000
2016 General Dynamics $90,000


“Donations” to the Clinton Foundation

The Boeing Company $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $1,130,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2008 Boeing Co $190,000
2009 Boeing Co $200,000
2010 Boeing Co $200,000
2011 Boeing Co $200,000
2012 Boeing Co $200,000
2013 Boeing Co $140,000


Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $200,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2008 Raytheon Co $90,000
2009 Raytheon Co $90,000
2010 Raytheon Co $20,000
Michael C. Ruettgers (Raytheon) Independent Director since 2000 (Raytheon) Former Lead Director 2006-2013 (Ruettgers Foundation) Trustee since 1997

“Donation” to the Clinton Foundation

Ruettgers Family Charitable Foundation $500,001 - $1,000,000
George R. Oliver (Raytheon) Independent Director since 2013 (Johnson Controls International PLC) President, Chief Operating Officer & Director since 2016 (Tyco International Ltd.) Chief Executive Officer & Director since 2006

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $970,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2006 Tyco International $140,000
2007 Tyco International $240,000
2008 Tyco International $150,000
2009 Tyco International $210,000
2010 Tyco International $200,000
2011 Tyco International $30,000

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $650,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2007 Tyco Electronics $60,000
2008 Tyco Electronics $140,000
2009 Tyco Electronics $210,000
2010 Tyco Electronics $240,000

“Donation” to the Clinton Foundation

Johnson Controls, Inc. $100,001 - $250,000

General Electric

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $2,850,000

Year Client Amount Paid
1999 General Electric $120,000
1999 General Electric $20,000
2000 General Electric $180,000
2000 General Electric $60,000
2001 General Electric $140,000
2001 General Electric $100,000
2002 General Electric $140,000
2002 General Electric $200,000
2003 General Electric $140,000
2003 General Electric $100,000
2004 General Electric $100,000
2004 General Electric $100,000
2005 General Electric $220,000
2006 General Electric $300,000
2007 General Electric $0
2009 General Electric $120,000
2011 General Electric $50,000
2012 General Electric $160,000
2013 General Electric $170,000
2014 General Electric $160,000
2015 General Electric $160,000
2016 General Electric $110,000

“Donation” to the Clinton Foundation

General Electric $500,001 - $1,000,000  

“G.E. loves Clinton”

MAY 24, 2016 THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY - Clinton’s largest batch of defense-related contributors, from the beginning of 2015 through February 2016, were associated with General Electric, which received contracts from the Defense Department totaling $2.2 billion in fiscal 2014 and $2.3 billion in fiscal 2013. - Clinton served on the Senate Armed Services Committee during her final six years in the Senate where she also received defense-industry contributions. Adjusted for inflation, she collected $258,024 from the top contractors for her Senate campaign and leadership political action committee (PAC) during that period — 2003 through 2008 — including $125,351 from contractor PACs.

BAE Systems

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $3,600,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2008 BAE Systems $110,000
2009 BAE Systems $440,000
2010 BAE Systems $440,000
2011 BAE Systems $440,000
2012 BAE Systems $440,000
2013 BAE Systems $440,000
2014 BAE Systems $450,000
2015 BAE Systems $480,000
2016 BAE Systems $360,000


Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $3,460,000

Year Client Amount Paid
1998 Textron Inc $200,000
1999 Textron Inc $240,000
2000 Textron Inc $200,000
2001 Textron Inc $200,000
2002 Textron Inc $80,000
2003 Textron Inc $80,000
2004 Textron Inc $80,000
2005 Textron Inc $80,000
2006 Textron Inc $120,000
2007 Textron Inc $160,000
2008 Textron Inc $190,000
2009 Textron Inc $240,000
2010 Textron Inc $240,000
2011 Textron Inc $200,000
2012 Textron Inc $200,000
2013 Textron Inc $200,000
2014 Textron Inc $200,000
2015 Textron Inc $280,000
2016 Textron Inc $270,000

United Technologies


“Donation” to the Clinton Foundation

United Technologies Corporation $25,001 - $50,000

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $690,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2009 United Technologies $180,000
2010 United Technologies $270,000
2011 United Technologies $240,000

United Technologies sold China software for attack copter

USA TODAY JUN 28, 2012 In June 2012, United States charged Hamilton Sundstrand, its parent company United Technologies, and Canadian affiliate Pratt & Whitney Canada, of selling engine control software to China, which aided in the development of the CAIC Z-10.  

UTC, Hamilton Sundstrand, SolarReserve

  • Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, was an American globally active corporation that manufactured and supported aerospace and industrial products for worldwide markets.
  • On 2 January 2008, Hamilton Sundstrand announced it would commercialize the concentrated solar power tower technology and corresponding molten salt storage system developed by Rocketdyne through a new entity known as SolarReserve.  

The very next year, SolarReserve hired the Podesta Group.

Lobbying fees paid to Podesta Group: $1,510,000

Year Client Amount Paid
2009 SolarReserve $180,000
2010 SolarReserve $180,000
2011 SolarReserve $200,000
2012 SolarReserve $200,000
2013 SolarReserve $200,000
2014 SolarReserve $200,000
2015 SolarReserve $200,000
2016 SolarReserve $150,000
Hamilton Sundstrand was merged with Goodrich Corporation to form UTC Aerospace Systems.

God's Gonna Cut You Down

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2016.10.02 22:46 Rocknocker Attack of the killer lists...500+ global Geological society URLs, many with job & internships links, etc.

Due to an acute attack of Listomania (and a soggy weekend) here's over 500 links to geological societies the world over. Many of these carry job links (in their own particular specialty) plus links to more detailed information on activities of the society, articles and 'drill deep downable' information. The list is global, more or less alphabetical, and pan-geological.
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Aargauische Naturforschende Gesellschaft www.naturwissenschaftench/organisations/ang
AASP - The Palynological Society
Aberdeen Formation Evaluation Society
Aberdeen Geological Society
Akademie der Geowissenschaften zu Hannover
Alaska Geological Society
Albanian Geophysical Society
Amateur Geological Society (N. London)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Geographers
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists(AEG)
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Inc (AASP)
American Avalanche Association
American Ceramic Society
American Chemical Society - Geochemistry Division
American Crystallographic Association ACA
American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly Northwest Mining Association)
American Geological Institute
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
American Institute of Hydrology (AIH)
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Petroleum Institute API
American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
American Rock Mechanics Association
American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR)
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Appalachian Geologic Society
Asociación Argentina de la Ciencia del Suelo
Asociación Argentina de Sedimentología
Asociación Cordobesa de Mineralogía y Paleontología
Asociación Española para la Enseñanza de las Ciencias de la Tierra
Asociación Geológica Argentina (AGA)
Asociacíon Latinoamericana de Ciencias de la Terra
Asociacíon Latinoamericana de Paleobotanica y Palinología
Asociacíon Mexicana de Geofisicos de Exploración
Asociación Venezolana de Sedimentólogos
Association des Étudiants en Sciences de la Terre (PANGEA LausanneCH)
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Association Française de Microminéralogie (AFM)
Association of American State Geologists
Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG)
Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
Association of Engineering Geologists
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Association of European Geological Societies
Association of Exploration Geochemists (AEG)
Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)
Association of Hungarian Geophysicists
Association of Polish Geomorphologists
Association Suisse des Géologues CHGEOL
Associazione Italiana di Geologia Applicata e Ambiente (AIGA)
Associazione Italiana di Oceanologia e Limnologia (AIOL)
Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Quaternario
Austin Geological Society
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Australian Clay Minerals Society
Australian Geoscience Information Association
Australian Institute of Geoscientists
Australian Institute of Petroleum
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Balkan Geophysical Society
Bath Geological Society
Baton Rouge Geological Society
Bay Area Geophysical Society
Belfast Geologists’ Society
Belgian Structural Geology Study Group
Belgische Vereniging voor Paleontologie
Berkshire Geoconservation Group
Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler
Black Country Geological Society
Blueprint Earth (BE)
Brighton & Hove Geological Society
Bristol Naturalists Society (Geology Section)
British Cave Research Association
British Geomorphological Research Group
British Geophysical Association
British Hydrological Society
British Micromount Society
British Micropalaeontological Society
British Sedimentological Research Group
Bucks Earth Heritage Group
Bulgarian Geological Society
Bulgarian Geophysical Society
Bulgarian Mineralogical Society
Cambridgeshire Geological Society
Canadian Association of Palynologists
Canadian Geomorphology Research Group
Canadian Geophysical Union - Union Géophysique Canadienne
Canadian Geotechnical Society - Société canadienne de Géotechnique
Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM)
Canadian Quaternary Association
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Canadian Tectonics Group (CTG)
Canadian Well Logging Society
Canon City Geology Club
Carn Brea Mining Society
Cheltenham Mineral & Geological Society
Carolina Geological Society
Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey (CGET)
Clay Minerals Society
Colegio de Geólogos de Costa Rica www.geologos.or.c
Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum
Colorado Mineral Society
Colorado Mining Association
Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA)
Colorado Scientific Society (CSS)
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society
Computer Oriented Geological Society
Council on Undergraduate Research Geosciences Division (CUR)
Council on Undergraduate Research
Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society
Cumberland Geological Society
Cushman Foundation (CF)
Dallas Geological Society
Dallas Geophysical Society
Dansk Geologisk Forening
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
Denver Coal Club
Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Denver Geophysical Society
Denver Mining Club
Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society (DREGS)
Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft
Deutsche Gemmologische Gesellschaft
Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft (DGG)
Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie (DGK)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallwachstum und Kristallzüchtung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung (DGM)
Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
Deutsche Quartärvereinigung (DEUQUA)
Deutsche Ton- und Tonmineralgruppe
Deutsche wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Erdöl, Erdgas und Kohle (DGMK)
Deutscher Dachverband für Geoinformation
Devon RIGS Group
Devonshire Association, Geology Section
Dharan Geoscience Society (DGS)
Dinosaur Society
Dorset Geologists' Association Group
Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society
Dresdner Grundwasserforschungszentrum eV
Drilling Engineering Association
Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earth's Continental Crust (DOSECC)
Dutch Association for Engineering Geology (INGEOKRING)
Dutch Petrophysical Society (DPS)
Earth Science 2000 (ESK2)
Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA)
Earth Science Teachers Association
East Herts Geology Club
East Midlands Geological Society
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Edinburgh Geological Society
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society European Section (EEGS-ES)
Environmental Protection Agency
Essex Rock and Mineral Society
European Association for Geochemistry (EAG)
European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (ProGEO)
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
European Ceramic Society
European Drilling Engineering Association (DEA)
European Federation of Geologists (EFG)
European Geophysical Society (EGS)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
European Mineralogical Union (EMU)
European Union of Geosciences (EUG) eost.u-strasbg.fEUG/
Everglades Geological Society (EGS)
Farnham Geological Society
Fédération Européenne des Géologues (EFG)
Federazione Italiana di Scienze della Terra (FIST)
Flatirons Mineral Club
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club
Four Corners Geological Society
Friends of Mineralogy
Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter
Friends of the Sedgwick Museum
GEA Stichting Geologische Aktiviteiten
Geochemical Society (GS)
GeoConservation Kent
Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Geolancashire incorporating Lancashire Local Group of the GA
Geologica Belgica (GB)
Geological Association of Canada (GAC)
Geological Society of Africa (GSAF)
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Geological Society of Australia (GSAus)
Geological Society of China (GSC)
Geological Society of Denmark - Dansk Geologisk Forening
Geological Society of France - Societé géologique de France
Geological Society of Glasgow
Geological Society of India
Geological Society of Japan
Geological Society of London (GSL)
Geological Society of Malaysia
Geological Society of Nevada
Geological Society of New Zealand
Geological Society of Norfolk
Geological Society of Oman
Geological Society of Puerto Rico
Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)
Geological Society of Sweden - Geologiska Föreningen
Geological Society of the Isle of Wight
Geologisch Kollege Miölnir (Utrecht NL)
Geologische Gesellschaft in Zürich
Geologische Kring GEOS (Leuven BE)
Geologische Kring Tellus (Leuven BE)
Geologische Vereinigung
Geologists' Association
Geologists’ Association
Geophysical Society of Houston
Geophysical Society of Yugoslavia
Georgia Geological Society
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Geoscience Australia Joint Action Group (GeoJAG)
Geoscience Information Group (GIG)
Geoscience Information Society (GSIS)
Geoscience Society of New Zealand (GSNZ)
GeoVUsie (Amsterdam)
German Geological Society (GV)
German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group Association
Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften
Gesellschaft für UmweltGeowissenschaften
Grand Junction Geological Society
Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA)
Groupement suisse de la géologie de l'ingénieur
Gruppo Mineralogico Cremonese
Gruppo Nationale di Petrografia (GNP)
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
Gwynedd & Mon RIGS (AWRG) [email protected]
Harrow & Hillingdon Geological Society
Hastings & District Geological Society
Hellenic Geophysical Union
Hertfordshire Geological Society
History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS)
Horsham Geological Field Club
Houston Geological Society
Huddersfield Geology Group
Hull Geological Society
Hungarian Geological Society
Illinois Geological Society
Illustre Colegio Oficial de Géologos
Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia
Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI)
Indonesian Association of Petroleum Engineers (IATMI)
International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)
International Association for Mathematical Geology (IAMG)
International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG)
International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry (IAGC)
International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC)
International Association of Geodesy
International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy
International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)
International Association of Hydrogeologists/US National Chapter
International Association of Hydrological Sciences
International Association of Sedimentologists
International Association of Structural/Tectonic Geologists (IASTG)
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS)
International Federation of Palynological Societies
International Fossil Algae Association
International Geoscience Education Organization
International Geothermal Association
International Marine Minerals Society
International Medical Geology Association (IMGA)
International Mineralogical Association wwwobs.univ-bpclermont.fima/
International Organisation of Paleobotany
International Research Group on Ostracoda
International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR)
International Society for Rock Mechanics
International Subcommission on Paleogene Stratigraphy
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
Irish Association for Quarternary Studies
Irish Geological Association
Israel Geological Society (IGS)
Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology
Jugoslovensko geofizicko drustvo
Jurassic Microfossil Group JMG
Karst Waters Institute (KWI)
Kent Geologists' Group
Kentucky Oil & Gas Association
Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists
Kingston Lapidary Gem & Mineral Society [email protected]
Koninklijk Nederlands Geologisch Mijnbouwkundig Genootschap (KNGMG)
Korean Society of Exploration Geophysicists www.seg.or.k
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club
Leeds Geological Association
Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society – Geology Section (C)
Lithos (Harelbeke)
Littleton Gem & Mineral Club
Liverpool Geological Society
London Petrophysical Society
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Manchester Geological Association
Marburger Geowissenschaftliche Vereinigung
Materials Research Society
Medway Fossil & Mineral Society [email protected]
Metamorphic Studies Group (MSG)
Meteoritical Society
Microanalysis Society (MAS)
Microscopy Society of America
Mid Wales Geology Club
Mid Week Geology Group in Yorkshire
Midland Geotechnical Society
Midlands Microanalysis Users Group
Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies wwwamfedorg/mwf/
Mijnbouwkundige Vereeniging (DelftNL)
Mile High Rock and Mineral Society (RAMS)
Milton Keynes Geological Society
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Mineralogical Society of Poland
Mineralogische Kring Antwerpen - Mineralogy Club of Antwerp
Minerals and geotechnical Logging Society
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS-Online)
Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
Mole Valley Geological Society
National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG)
National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
National Park Service, Geological Resources
National Science Foundation
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Speleological Society
Naturforschende Gesellschaft des Kantons Glarus (NGG)
Naturforschende Gesselschaft in Basel
Naturforschende Gesselschaft in Zürich (NGZH)
Naturforschende Gesselschaft Luzern
Natur-Historische Gesellschaft Nürnberg
Nautilus-Gent Vereniging voor Mineralogie en Paleontologie
Nederlandse Geologische en Mijnbouwkundige Studenten Organisatie (NGMSO)
Nederlandse Geologische Vereniging (NGV)
Nepal Geological Society (NGS)
Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association (NOGEPA)
Nevada Petroleum Society
New Orleans Geological Society
New York State Geological Association
New Zealand Geophysical Society
New Zealand Hydrological Society
Newbury Geological Study Group
Norfolk Mineral & Lapidary Society
Norsk Geologisk Forening
North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature
North American Micropaleontology Section SEPM
North East Wales RIGS [email protected]
North Eastern Geological Society
North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club
North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association
North Wales Geology Association (Cymdeithas Daeareg Gogledd Cymru)
Northwest Geological Society (NWGS)
Norwegian Formation Evaluation Society
Norwegian Petroleum Society - Norsk Petroleumforening (NPF)
Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein
Ocean Drilling Program Janus Database
Ocean Drilling Program Science Operator
Oceanography Society
Ohio Geological Society
Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Ontario Petroleum Institute
Open University Geological Society
Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft
Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft
Oxford Clay Working Group also in Eastern Region [email protected]
Oxford Geology Group
Oxfordshire Geology Trust
Palaeontographical Society
Palaeontological Association
Palaeontological Society of Japan
Paläontologische Gesellschaft
Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America
Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)
Paleontological Society (PS)
Pander Society - International Conodont Research
Peak Lapidary & Mineral Society
Permian Basin Geophysical Society
Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA)
Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB)
Petroleum Geologische Kring (PGK) (Delft NL)
Petroleum History Institute
Plymouth Mineral & Mining Club
Production Engineering Association (PEA)
Pueblo Rockhounds
Quaternary Research Association
Reading Geological Society
Real sociedad Espanola de historia natural
Rockwatch (the Junior Club of the GA)
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association
Rocky Mountain Section-Society for Sedimentary Geology
Romanian Society of Geophysics
Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands (KNGMG)
Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
Ussher Society
Royal Society, The UK academy of science
Russian Mineralogical Society
Sankt-Gallische Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
Schweizer Geologen Verband CHGEOL
Schweizerische Fachgruppe für Ingenieurgeologie (SFIG)
Schweizerische Geologische Gesellschaft
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für historische Bergbauforschung
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hydrogeologie
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Kirstallographie
Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrologische Gesellschaft
Schweizerische Vereinigung von Petroleum-Geologen und Ingenieuren
Seismological Society of America (SSA)
Seismological Society of Japan
Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
Serbian Geological Society
Shropshire Geological Society
Sidcup Lapidary & Mineral Society also in South East Region
Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE)
Slovenian Geological Society / Slovensko Geolosko Drustvo
Sociedad Española de Mineralogía
Sociedad Geológica de España
Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, AC (SGM)
Sociedad Venezolana de Geólogos
Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica
Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia (Nucleo de Minas Gerais)
Societá Geochimica Italiana (SoGeI)
Societá Geologica Italiana (SGI)
Societá Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP)
Societé géologique de France
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH)
Society for Geology applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc (SME)
Society for Organic Petrology
Society for Sedimentary Geology
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES)
Society of Mineral Museum Professionals
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Society of Petrophysicists & Well Log Analysts (SPWLA)
Society of Rheology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
South African Association for Geotechnology
South African Geophysical Association (SAPIA)
South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAGA)
South Texas Geological Society
South Wales Geologists’ Association
Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society
Southern California Paleontological Society
Southwest Louisiana Geophysical Society
Stamford & District Geological Society
Stichting Geologische Kring Den Bosch
Swiss Association of Geologists CHGEOL
Swiss Association of Petroleum Geologists
Swiss Geological Society
Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology
Tectonic Research Group of Japan
Tectonic Studies Group (TSG)
Tertiary Research Group
The Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG)
The Clay Minerals Society (CMS)
The Dinosaur Society
The Jurassic Coast
The Kirkaldy Society [email protected]
The Meteoritical Society
The Mineralogical Society (MS)
The Palynological Society (AASP)
The Canadian Quaternary Association (CANQUA)
The Clay Minerals Society
The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research
The Dinosaur Society
Geological Society of America Home Page (GSA)
Geological Society of Maine (GSM)
The Geological Society (London)
Geoscience Information Society
International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC)
The Palaeontological Association (UK)
The Paleontological Research Institution/Museum of the Earth
The Paleontological Society
Seismological Society of America (SSA)
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP)
Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
The Russell Society
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
The Society for Organic Petrology
The Tertiary Research Group
Thurgauische Naturforschende Gesellschaft
UK Volcanologists' Home Page
United States Permafrost Association
US Geological Survey
USGS Govt Indicator locator service
Utrechtse Geologen Vereniging (UGV)
Verband Schweizer Geologen CHGEOL
Verein der Geologie-Studenten in Münster eV
Vereinigung der Freunde der Mineralogie und Geologie (VFMG)
Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG)
Volcanological Society of Japan
Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group
Welsh Stone Forum [email protected]
Werkgroep voor tertiaire en kwartaire geologie
West of England Group of the Geologists’ Association
West Sussex Geological Society
West Texas Geological Society
West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association
Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS)
Westmorland Geological Society
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Winchester Geology Society [email protected]
Wisconsin Geological Society
Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Geology Section
Yorkshire Geological Society
[Pre-apologies for any dupes or dead links...though I think most are accurate, working and up to date.]
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2016.08.03 15:55 eventbot What's happening around town (Wed, Aug 3rd - Tue, Aug 9th)

Oklahoma City's event list.


  • Concerts in the Park (Yukon City Park, Freedom Trail Park & Chisholm Trail Park - Yukon) Thru Thu, Aug 18th Enjoy free concerts every Thursday during the summer months in Yukon. Concerts in the Park, held in Yukon's…
  • Edmond Historic Tours (Downtown - Edmond) Thru Sat, Dec 31st Join experts with the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust to learn something new with a downtown tour of historic Edmond.…
  • 🎨 Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism Exhibit (Oklahoma City Museum of Art) Day 2 of 2 For the first time in history, “Matisse in His Time: Masterworks of Modernism from the Centre Pompidou,…
  • Victorian Walk (Downtown Historical District - Guthrie) Thru Sat, Dec 31st Guthrie has long been a destination for fans of Victorian architecture and with this lovely holiday walking tour, you…

Wednesday, Aug 3rd

  • The 44th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale (Western Heritage Museum) Day 1 of 2 ** The 44th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale **
    Open to the Public with Museum admission. Be the first to experience more than 300 new Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation when the doors open an hour early on June 10, 9:00 a.m. The National Cowboy & Western…
  • Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller (50 Penn Art Gallery) Day 1 of 2 *Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller, *through August 31st. 50 Penn
    Art Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway. There will be an opening
    reception at 6 p.m. Friday (July 8th) 848-5567.
  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • "Brushstroke Dreams" exhibit by Brad Price (The Depot - Norman) Day 1 of 2 Brad Price Fills Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams”
    NORMAN... The bold brushstrokes and bright colors in expressionist paintings by local artist Brad Price will fill The Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams” from July 8 through August 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk…
  • Camille Harp and Lauryn Hardiman (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Del City Kiwanis Club (Rose State College - Midwest City)
  • Dodgers vs Express (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers take on the…
  • Drawing in the Prix de West Galleries (Western Heritage Museum) Day 1 of 2 June 10
    “Drawing in the *Prix de West *Galleries” art students with a valid student ID are invited to draw in the galleries, June 10 – August 7, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information:, (405) 478-2250.
  • 🎨 Exhibtion: Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting (Western Heritage Museum) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 10:00am **Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting **
    Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2011), once referenced his *theology of painting *during an interview. Short but meaningful, the phrase summarized his relationship with art. It was more than a hobby or pastime. More than a career. It was the lens…
  • Family Play Time/ La hora de jugar en familia (Noble Public Library - Noble) Start Time: 10:30am Join us for a bilingual family play program for babies and children under 5 years of age. ¡Aprendan y jueguen todos juntos! Para bebés y niños hasta 5 años de edad con las personas que los cuidan.
  • Ferry Fun Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 11:30am With four river landings, it's easy travel the Oklahoma River. Learn more about each of the landings and where they're located.
    The ferry transit schedule varies throughout the season.
    *** Purchase your tickets onboard**
    **Trip times in black are 1 hr 40 min round trip*
    *** Theme Cruises are on all evening service departures the last…
  • 🎨 Guerrilla Art Park (Oklahoma Contemporary) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 11:00am Artists: Apply to be part of our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near our Showroom on the site of our future arts campus. We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June - it's going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the…
  • 🎨 A Hiding Place (Artspace At Untitled) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 10:00am Poetry Reading Begins at 6:30pm
    This exhibit is a dialog beginning with a poet’s voice and then calling forth an artist’s remix, and response. You are invited to this collaborative exhibition in hopes you, too, will discover something hidden, and now made communal in the open light. A Hiding Place can be a rest stop or a generator shop, a…
  • Hospice Volunteer Opportunities (New Century Hospice, Inc.) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 9:00am The services you will give as a Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved…
  • Influence & Brown Bag: Instagram 101 (The Barn: Networking + Lunch n’ Learn) Start Time: 11:30am
  • 🍴 Little Chefs Learn to Serve (Edmond Mobile Meals - Edmond) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 2:00pm Registration is now open for Edmond Mobile Meal's children's cooking program. The program runs in 3 sessions in June, July & August. East 2-class session costs $80 and includes all kitchen supplies and groceries. Students receive a chef hat, apron & cookbook to keep. The Little Chef's program is for children 9-11 years old with a maximum class…
  • Music Together Classes by Gracenote Family Music (Tealridge Retirement Community - Edmond) Start Time: 10:45am Early childhood Music Together classes are internationally recognized for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and the adults who love them. The classes are created from a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adults involvement. This Mixed-Age Class is…
  • Nature Camp (Will Rogers Exhibition Center) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 7:30am Nature Camp
    Go WILD this summer with the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department's Nature Camp. Two distinct camp environments provide hands-on fun in nature, gardening and fishing. Campers can sign up for one week at each location for maximum nature fun!
    August 1-5 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Will Rogers Gardens Learn plant…
  • 🎓 Our City, Our Collection (Oklahoma City Museum of Art) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 10:00am In celebration of the many extraordinary acquisitions that have made the Oklahoma City Museum of Art the premiere collecting institution in central Oklahoma, the exhibition Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy tells the story of the Museum’s history as a series of transformative gifts, bequests and…
  • Private River Cruise Charters (Oklahoma River Cruises) Start Time: 10:00am Oklahoma River Cruises is the venue for your next meeting or special event. Your guests will be treated to impeccable service and amazing views of Oklahoma City. *If you would like an estimate for your upcoming event please submit a Charter Inquiry Form . *We encourage you to check date availability as often as you need to, but to reserve a…
  • The Rajun Cajun John Morgan (Loony Bin Comedy Club) Thru Sat, Aug 6th
  • Sign the medical Marijuana Petition (NW Expressway and Meridian - Warr Acres) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 7:00am Oklahomans for Health is a non-profit organization running an initiative petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Sign the petition today! Go to to learn more!
  • 🍴 SONIC SUMMER MOVIES: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 8:00pm A much-loved summer tradition is back thanks to our sponsor Sonic Drive-In ! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or…
  • 🎨 Summer Wheat: Everything Under the Sun (Oklahoma Contemporary) Thru Fri, Aug 5th Start Time: 9:00am Step into another world where Summer Wheat explores an extensive portrayal of what she imagines to be behind the wall in Vermeer’s historical painting, *The Milk Maid. *Wheat will create an immersive, site-specific experience which includes painting, sculpting, architecture, and installation. The exhibit and artist-in-residency will serve as…

Thursday, Aug 4th

  • The 44th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale (Western Heritage Museum) Day 2 of 2 ** The 44th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale **
    Open to the Public with Museum admission. Be the first to experience more than 300 new Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation when the doors open an hour early on June 10, 9:00 a.m. The National Cowboy & Western…
  • Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller (50 Penn Art Gallery) Day 2 of 2 *Acrylic paintings by Linda Hiller, *through August 31st. 50 Penn
    Art Gallery, 1900 NW Expressway. There will be an opening
    reception at 6 p.m. Friday (July 8th) 848-5567.
  • "Brushstroke Dreams" exhibit by Brad Price (The Depot - Norman) Day 2 of 2 Brad Price Fills Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams”
    NORMAN... The bold brushstrokes and bright colors in expressionist paintings by local artist Brad Price will fill The Depot Gallery with “Brushstroke Dreams” from July 8 through August 29, 2016. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk…
  • Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour (Chesapeake Energy Arena) Start Time: 10:00am Seven-time Grammy winner and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Carrie Underwood has just announced The Storyteller Tour- Stories in the Round will extend through the fall including a stop in Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Nov. 23. The in-the-round arena tour launched to rave reviews in January and has already played sold out…
  • Connor Hicks Band (Wormy Dog Saloon)
  • Country Music Group Therapy (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🎓 Dancing in the Gardens Dance Lesson: Tango! (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 6:30pm Dancing in the Gardens Lessonns: Tango Thursday, August 4, 6:30-7:30pm South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge Must be 13 and older Members $10/Nonmembers $15 Join the stars of 3Sixty Dance Studio for a small group dance lesson in preparation for Dancing in the Gardens. This one hour lesson will give participants one-on-one instruction and break down…
  • Dodgers vs Express (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm Come experience America's favorite pastime in downtown Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers take on the…
  • Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Memphis Redbirds (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 7:05pm
  • Drawing in the Prix de West Galleries (Western Heritage Museum) Day 2 of 2 June 10
    “Drawing in the *Prix de West *Galleries” art students with a valid student ID are invited to draw in the galleries, June 10 – August 7, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information:, (405) 478-2250.
  • 🍴 Drink and Draw (Okay See) Start Time: 8:00pm Drink & Draw is hosted every Thursday at either Brass Bell Studios, The Okay See, or Tree & Leaf from 8-11pm.
    Here is the weekly schedule:
    1st Thursday: The Okay See
    2nd Thursday: Brass Bell Studios
    3rd - 4th - 5th Thursdays: Tree & Leaf
    Drink & Draw is open to anyone that wants to attend. While consuming alcohol is welcome, it…
  • 🎨 Exhibtion: Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting (Western Heritage Museum) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am **Lowell Ellsworth Smith: My Theology of Painting **
    Ohio watercolorist and Prix de West winner, Lowell Ellsworth Smith (1924-2011), once referenced his *theology of painting *during an interview. Short but meaningful, the phrase summarized his relationship with art. It was more than a hobby or pastime. More than a career. It was the lens…
  • Faith Night with Finding Favour (Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark) Start Time: 5:00pm The OKC Dodgers and Finding Favour are thrilled to share with you the new date and time for Faith Night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 at 5:00 p.m. – prior to the Dodgers 7:05 p.m. game that evening. Finding Favour will take the stage for a full hour starting at 5:30 p.m. and local Christian performer CedEnough will…
  • Ferry Fun Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) 1 day left Start Time: 11:30am With four river landings, it's easy travel the Oklahoma River. Learn more about each of the landings and where they're located.
    The ferry transit schedule varies throughout the season.
    *** Purchase your tickets onboard**
    **Trip times in black are 1 hr 40 min round trip*
    *** Theme Cruises are on all evening service departures the last…
  • 🍴 First Thursdays--Evening at the Museum (Edmond Historical Society - Edmond) Start Time: 5:00pm Looking for a way to unwind before the weekend? Come spend an Evening at the Museum on Thursday, August 4th! We will be open 10 am to 8 pm. Grab dinner at a great local restaurant and then stop by to see our newest exhibit "Edmond People, Edmond Politics!" As always, admission will be free!
  • 🎨 Guerrilla Art Park (Oklahoma Contemporary) 1 day left Start Time: 11:00am Artists: Apply to be part of our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park - an outdoor sculpture exhibition near our Showroom on the site of our future arts campus. We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June - it's going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the…
  • 🎨 A Hiding Place (Artspace At Untitled) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am Poetry Reading Begins at 6:30pm
    This exhibit is a dialog beginning with a poet’s voice and then calling forth an artist’s remix, and response. You are invited to this collaborative exhibition in hopes you, too, will discover something hidden, and now made communal in the open light. A Hiding Place can be a rest stop or a generator shop, a…
  • Hillsong United with Lauren Daigle (Chesapeake Energy Arena) Start Time: 10:00am Australian-based worship group Hillsong UNITED is adding a string of spring and summer dates to their North American EMPIRES Tour. The new shows will feature special guest Lauren Daigle. Following a February capacity-crowd tour run, the second leg of cities kicks off April 28 with stops across the country throughout April, May and July. The tour…
  • Hospice Volunteer Opportunities (New Century Hospice, Inc.) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am The services you will give as a Hospice volunteer will profoundly improve the quality of our patient's lives. Friendly visits enable families to keep their loved ones at home, around the people they love, and the things they love. Assisting with errands helps a tired family cope with their many challenges and allows them time with their loved…
  • 😂 Kurt Braunohler - ACM (ACM @ UCO) Start Time: 8:00pm THIS IS A SEATED, GENERAL ADMISSION SHOW (NO RESERVED SEATING) Presented by OKC Comedy. Kurt Braunohler was featured in Variety's annual prestigious "10 Comics To Watch" list, named in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine's "5 Comics To Watch," "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy…
  • Kurt Braunohler - Presented by: Black Mesa Brewing Co. ([email protected] Performance Lab) Start Time: 8:00pm From Comedy Central, IFC, and Conan!
    with Alex Sanchez & Madison Allen
  • 🍴 Little Chefs Learn to Serve (Edmond Mobile Meals - Edmond) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 2:00pm Registration is now open for Edmond Mobile Meal's children's cooking program. The program runs in 3 sessions in June, July & August. East 2-class session costs $80 and includes all kitchen supplies and groceries. Students receive a chef hat, apron & cookbook to keep. The Little Chef's program is for children 9-11 years old with a maximum class…
  • National Housing Trust Fund Input Session National Housing Trust Fund Con Plan Input Session Agency: Housing Finance Agency, Oklahoma - OHFA Contact Phone
  • Nature Camp (Will Rogers Exhibition Center) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30am Nature Camp
    Go WILD this summer with the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department's Nature Camp. Two distinct camp environments provide hands-on fun in nature, gardening and fishing. Campers can sign up for one week at each location for maximum nature fun!
    August 1-5 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Will Rogers Gardens Learn plant…
  • 🎓 Our City, Our Collection (Oklahoma City Museum of Art) 1 day left Start Time: 10:00am In celebration of the many extraordinary acquisitions that have made the Oklahoma City Museum of Art the premiere collecting institution in central Oklahoma, the exhibition Our City, Our Collection: Building the Museum’s Lasting Legacy tells the story of the Museum’s history as a series of transformative gifts, bequests and…
  • The Rajun Cajun John Morgan (Loony Bin Comedy Club) Thru Sat, Aug 6th
  • Sex Snobs / Shut Up Matt Jewett / Masterhand (Blue Note) Start Time: 9:00pm DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING SHOW! ok+ OF SOME BADASS MEATY MUSIC!
  • Sign the medical Marijuana Petition (NW Expressway and Meridian - Warr Acres) 1 day left Start Time: 7:00am Oklahomans for Health is a non-profit organization running an initiative petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma. Sign the petition today! Go to to learn more!
  • Smarty Pants Trivia Night (Oklahoma History Center) Start Time: 7:00pm Don't miss Smarty Pants Trivia Night 2016 at the Oklahoma History Center! Another year of great trivia, food and spirits makes this one of Oklahoma City’s favorite events. Together we are stronger; together we can end MS forever.
  • Sooners Baseball vs Sooner Sports Experience (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Start Time: 5:30pm New hands-on event that will allow fans to interact with OU coaches and student-athletes.
  • 🎨 Summer Wheat: Everything Under the Sun (Oklahoma Contemporary) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am Step into another world where Summer Wheat explores an extensive portrayal of what she imagines to be behind the wall in Vermeer’s historical painting, *The Milk Maid. *Wheat will create an immersive, site-specific experience which includes painting, sculpting, architecture, and installation. The exhibit and artist-in-residency will serve as…
  • Sunset River Cruises (Oklahoma River Cruises) Start Time: 7:30pm Departs Exchange Landing Last 3 Fridays (June – September) $35/person
    Relax and recharge on the deck in the fresh Oklahoma breeze or inside the climate-controlled cabin while on an hour and a half sunset cruise enjoying music, appetizers and soda. Cruise times vary by season. A cash bar is available on board.
    Space is limited and…
  • Team Karaoke Challenge (O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille - Norman) Start Time: 9:00pm Get a few friends together for Fun Food and Beverages every Thursday Night at 9pm. Wes presents Team Trivia at O'Connell's. His questions are all over the board...come challenge yourself.
  • Zumba in the Gardens Begins! (Myriad Botanical Gardens) Start Time: 5:45pm Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather $5 members, $10 nonmembers No pre-registration required Thursdays through September 20
    Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American…

Friday, Aug 5th

  • 🎨 13, The Musical (ArtWorks Academy of Performing Arts - Norman) Start Time: 7:00pm ArtWorks Academy Presents 13, The Musical Friday, August 5 at 7:00 pm Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 pm Performances will be held at Randall University (formerly Hillsdale College) in Moore, OK, which is located at 3701 S. Frontage Rd. This production will be most enjoyed by those 13 and older. Tickets are $10 and reserved seating. PLEASE NOTE:…
  • Amelie's Anomalies Trunk Show! (Dig It) Start Time: 6:00pm Come check out the newest oddities, jewelry, wall decor and more from one of our fave designers here at Dig It . Amelie's Anomalies is about to hit the road for the last of her summer shows and she is giving you the chance to see her newest line of products before she heads out. These are all new goodies that haven't made it to the public…
  • AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show (Oklahoma State Fair Park) Thru Sat, Aug 13th The AQHYA World Youth Championship Quarter Horse Show arrives in Oklahoma City. This is one of the top youth events in…
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2014.11.20 21:44 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Luis von Ahn, the creator of reCAPTCHA, those squiggly characters all over the web, and the co-founder and CEO of DUOLINGO! Duolingo has become the most popular way to learn languages online, for free, and has overtaken expensive and gimmicky alternatives like Rosetta Stone. AMA!

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How do you select the moderators for a specific course? How do you know if they really know that language, for example, Klingon, if you don't know anyone who speaks that language? How do you know if they are qualified to contribute? We always find somebody else who knows both languages to review the applications. This is key!
Are there any of your close-future plans you want to share with us? Yeah we should add those. Writing this down...
Do you have any communication with the Romanian, Russian (and Polish, but I saw a new contributor was added yesterday!) for English teams? Maybe consider to add contributors! We just launched two apps today (see my original post). Our immediate plan is to celebrate :)
Why did Ukrainian get their reverse course so fast, compared with the other courses? Not that I'm not happy with it, but Greek, Indonesian, and maybe Vietnamese are possible too with the current system. Yes, we're in close contact with all the teams.
What happend to the teams feature? Ukranian is ebing developed by the Peace Corps, so they move a bit faster :)
Are tips and notes coming to the apps? Yeah... it was not very good so we scrapped it. We're working on a replacement.
Maybe :)
Ugh. I don't know, tbh.
Why has there been such a delay in adding support for learning languages with non-roman characters, such as chinese/japanese? Non-roman characters are hard for our system to handle, and also languages based on them are usually harder to teach! So we’ve concentrated on doing a good job with the other ones. We definitely want to cover all languages in the world, but with a small team it takes a while to get there.
In addition, are there any plans to do something with beta teams who stall, such as russian? e.g. refresh the teams? Different teams work at different speeds. When a team stalls we try to do something about it. In the case of Russian we've been in good communication with them and we're confident they'll get a very high quality course out. The delay, among other things, is because we need to develop the right tools for them to be able to teach the alphabet well.
What's Duolingo's revenue model? As I'm typing this I'm in the middle of a Duolingo lesson, and I'm hoping you guys can afford to continue to teach me for free. Also, if you charged me for the Duolingo for Windows Phone app, I'd have gladly bought it. Hi Ryan! We never want to charge our users - on any platform. And yes, we plan on staying afloat so everyone can continue learning for free. We currently have two models. The first is that on the website, our users have the opportunity to translate texts (in the “immersion” section) to practice their language skills, and these come from real sites like CNN that pay us for translations! This sounds crazy but works because people collaborate on translations until they look good. The second and most important part is our new app, the Duolingo Test Center. We’re now giving everyone the chance to prove that they have language skills without having to pay the $250 normally charged by the existing proficiency tests. Our tests will cost $20 (it’s free now, in Beta), and will help our educational app stay afloat.
Hey Luis, I am a big fan of everything you've made...You come from a Country that has many brilliant minds but great inequality and very little support for education overall. How can technology aid in improving the situation for underdeveloped countries like yours? This has been the motivation for my work - to help improve the education for people in developing and underdeveloped countries like mine.
The costs associated with education in many countries around the world make it so that instead of it being an equalizer, education allows the rich to continue growing but stifles the poor, who rarely make it to college. It is also extremely ineffective: people spend 12 years learning math and most can barely add fractions somehow! Technology now allows us to make education measurably more effective and find ways to heavily reduce costs so that everyone can have equal access. Also, it turns out that more people have access to mobiles phones in the world than to public toilets! So mobile technology helps us bring education to the hands and pockets of those who would otherwise not have access.
What was the decision process that lead to making an official Duolingo app for Windows Phone? Was it just pressure from people asking for it? Or does Duolingo see a real upturn in the Windows Phone market and decided now was the time to do it? It was mainly people asking for it. We got thousands of requests. Then we looked into market shares and found that WP is big in some of the same countries that Duolingo is doing well in (Mexico, Colombia, Italy, etc.). So we took the plunge :)
Also, it's probably way too soon to know, but how well is Duolingo doing in the WP store? Any stats you can share, that may help convince others that it's worth investing in Windows Phone, if not not can those stats be shared in the future? It's too soon to tell. But I'm quite hopeful actually. Microsoft has been great to work with.
How do you think you can make Duolingo even better? Hi Jesse. We a/b test everything on Duolingo, so that every day it gets better and better. Last year, a study conducted by the City University of New York (CUNY) showed that 34 hours of Duolingo are equivalent to a whole university semester of language learning. Now, we want to offer education that is as effective as a personal tutor. To do that, we’re using what we call “machine learning” to make the experience more adaptive, meaning each lesson will be more tailored to each user depending on their needs, as identified by Duolingo through their progress.
Hi Luis! I was wondering where you'd like Duolingo to be, in say, 2 years? Our mission is to develop the best education and make it available to all. Hard to say what this means in 2 years because we’re a startup, which means we probably created and destroyed 5 different plans while you were typing up this question.
Roughly, I’d like us to have reached 100 million active users, to have substituted existing English certification tests like the TOEFL, and to have created an educational model for teaching languages that is much more effective than a classroom. Maybe we’ll have ventured out into teaching other things… we’ll see!
Hi Luis! I seriously admire all your work and I am a very keen user of Duolingo so thank you so much to all your team! My question: you've mentioned in a few recent interviews that you are hoping to expand and create a new app that will teach people to read. How is the development of this going? Can you tell us any more about it? Does Duolingo have any other expansion plans (apart from more languages)? Hi yourself! Thank you so much, I’ll share the message. :) Yes, this is certainly an ambition of our team's: there are currently 1 billion adults in the world who can’t read or write. The current educational system is failing the majority of people and I want to help fix this. With our new mission to develop the best possible education (of any kind) and make it universally available, we do think that we'll expand out of languages. However, for now we really want to nail what we’re doing and that requires focusing completely on teaching languages. Sooo, we don’t have a concrete date in terms of when we may be expanding.
will you find a way to win many teaching people to read? If you did, you'd be a God, ok no. But wouldn't you need more people working with you to make all those learning apps? Yes, and we're hiring!
I just was to say thank you, through Duolingo I have fallen back in love with learning languages after school put me off it. What made you focus on language learning after CAPTCHA? After selling my second company to Google, I was at a very fortunate situation. Therefore, I wanted to dedicate my time and efforts towards something that could help a large number of people. I’ve always been interested in education - I'm a professor at Carnegie Mellon - and wanted to do something that would allow everyone to learn in an effective way regardless of their financial background. In particular, it was my country that motivated me to do this, since most of the population does not have access to good education.
You mentioned in a TED talk that Duo would seek revenue by marketing crowdsourced translations to companies. How have companies responded to this idea so far, and is it as viable (or more viable) than you expected? Have you had to adjust your business plan accordingly? Yes it is viable, and CNN and Buzzfeed are currently our clients. We translate their content into Spanish, French and Portuguese! However, we don’t want to become a translations company - education is our core. As such, we’re now also focusing on the Test Center which allows people to prove their language skills without shelling out US $250, from home, on a mobile device or computer. Each certified test will cost $US 20 and the idea is that we can make revenue while removing a huge barrier from the lives of students and job seekers.
What are the next projects after the current ones for you, Luis? I don’t know! I try to focus 100% on what I’m doing, and right now my entire focus is on Duolingo. There’s still a lot to be done here - originally we wanted to offer free language education to everyone, but now our mission is to develop the best possible education of any kind and make it universally available. We may start teaching basic literacy soon. There are a billion adults in the world that don’t know how to read and write, and I think that’s crazy!
Hola que tal Luis, me encanta DuoLingo, lo uso para aprender italiano y alemán. ¡Hola! We don’t do any advertising at all because we believe all our funding should go toward making the best possible product. As such, we rely on word of mouth and interested journalists. :)
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2014.03.26 17:04 afeastforgeorge (Spoilers All) A summary of what we know about GRRM's progress on TWOW

There have been a lot of threads lately speculating that GRRM is either finished with TWOW and trolling us, or really close to being finished, based on interpretations of various pieces of information floating around from interviews and the like. I thought it might be useful to summarize in one post everything we actually know about GRRM's progress and include the sources, so that folks can judge for themselves.
Mainly, my purpose for this is to help make sure people aren't getting their hopes up for an announcement in the next week concurrent with the premiere, because from everything I can see that seems unlikely. (Will address that in more depth later in the post.) My secondary purpose for this post is that I do think there's some encouraging news that suggests he's picked up the pace a little. But this way everyone can look at the actual evidence (which is pretty sparse) about his progress and judge for themselves.
Hat tip to this post from six months ago by bryndenbfish as I'm stealing a lot of info from that, and just updating with the new stuff.
Comments In The Press
Almost every time GRRM or the Game of Thrones HBO producers get interviewed, someone asks about TWOW progress and the possibility of the series catching the books, which to be concise I'll hereafter call the HBOvertake (hat tip to the_ak for coining that term). Usually Martin doesn't say much, but here's every update on progress/release date that I know of, and the source.
Both of those updates are from Martin directly, so we can be fairly confident he had ~400 pages written, about half of them polished and half of them rough, by October 2012.
Maybe Next Year
So the most recent estimate we have from GRRM directly is that was ~25% of the way done in April 2013 and that he "doubts" it will be out in 2014, but might be out in 2015. Around this time, we've seen a lot of other supporting evidence that seems to corroborate this assessment:
These are all the most relevant comments about this topic that I've found -- though let me know if there are any I've missed. Based on all of this information, the evidence suggests that a TWOW 2015 release is completely possible (though not guaranteed) but that a 2014 release is almost certainly not going to happen unless there's some kind of mass conspiracy by everyone involved to mislead fans -- which I just don't see.
But What About That 'Big Announcement' At The Premiere?
Comments on the Possible HBOvertake
With the season 4 premiere approaching GRRM and the HBO producers have been interviewed a lot about the possibility of the show catching the books. Here's all the relevant stuff I can find about that:
Released Chapters and Math-Based Speculation
It's hard to really conclude much from this information with any certainty except that TWOW is not likely to be released this year, but has a good shot of being released next year. Of course it's possible that there's a tight-lipped marketing strategy going on here for a surprise announcement, but I doubt it. Remember how GRRM announced he was finished with ADWD? A simple blog post on his website with a picture of dead King Kong (since he regularly referred to it as the gorilla on his back).
Tl;dr I've summarized all the comments/news reports on the TWOW release that seem relevant and the basic takeaway is that a 2014 TWOW release seems unlikely, but 2015 is totally possible and maybe even probable.
Edit 3/29 In comments on his blog GRRM confirmed TWOW isn't done yet and that it won't be announced tomorrow (3/29), but also seemed to suggest he was having less trouble with this one in terms of rewriting and that he's reached the "limit" in terms of the number of preview chapters he's going to release of TWOW. That seems like good news!
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2012.08.09 01:42 tabledresser [Table] IAmA Irish person who has lived in china for the past seven years, does reddit have any questions?

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How's the government? The laws for exemple, any wierd ones? And last, how are the people you meet? Kind? Cold? Assholes? etc... Well, Government wise they check on us foreigners like every three months to see if we're here legally, apart from hundreds of blocked sites nth else is much to notice, umm...well two laws I've learned first hand is if someone instigates a fight and the instigator gets the shit beat out of him the victims have to pay all his hospital bills plus compensation. another is if you're driving and an asshole in front of you decides to slam on the breaks for the fun of it and you hit him/her you have to pay all there repairment costs and compensation, same would be if some asshole slaps on the breaks causing a 17 car collision then the last car to bump pays for all 17 cars... Well, apart from being hospitalised with a fractured skull last year after being beaten with a brick and a few beer bottles for the sole reason that I'm a foreigner life has been pretty ok, Have a bunch of bros who would do anything for me and me for them and well yup,hope you get the point haha, I tend to stay away from assholes==
Tell me more about the getting hospitalized just for being a foreigner, I was considering going to China to teach. This disturbs me. Ok, so heres what happened, I was working at a bar as a foreign correspondant and a chinese mate comes in at the end of my shift, offers to bring me for a few drinks and sheep kebab, he said i can crash at his place so I agreed. (Note:He lives pretty far from city centre,anyone interesting in google map can search 北京东坝) so we were there just me and him chattin and having a beer and a sheeps leg each,and there as another table to our right backside, well as the time went on they offered us cigarettes and came over to cheer with us and strike up a chat,things goin well anyway and after bout a half an hour they say they're leaving so we say goodbye and that was that,until...five minutes later(note: this is when things start getting hazy) I got a brick(yes a building brick,red one) busted in half over my head, my face slammed off the table and bounced back up just to be greeted with a bottle smashing into pieces on what i can presume was the same spot i previously got hit, anyway animal instinct kicks in and I stand up turn around and think holy fuck its them,all bottles and bricks(Not too hot on what happened next, I had a concussion and would later find out i had a fractured skull) well things blurred, and i looked to my friend who was also standing up unharmed,next thing i know the owner of the kebab stall grabs me and throws me inside his shack,locks the door and tells me stay there, two-three minutes later hes like they're gone, I walk over and ask where my friendd is and he's like,over there and then I started crying, man was my friend fucked, to this day he's still in emergency care in a vegetablised state,,,his head was the size of a basketball,his shoes ten metres away from him on the ground etc...I visit him twice a week and have helped him pay all his medical bills so far,doctors said theres a chance of recovery. note this happened last august. Sorry if my storys a bit long and confusing...but In the fight and when i was being hit and later according to witnesses the reason of this savage beating was because I'm a foreigner,'nuff said, and my friend got it cos he was hanging out with a foreigner.
That's horrible, I'm so sorry for you. It's ok~
No offense intended... but couldn't this be more related to you hooking up with 26 random chicks behind the bars than you being a foreigner? No mate, as stated in the further.posts this place was terribly far from city centre and also, im not a manwhore, i didnt plow thru 26 in a month or sth if you knw what i mean, it was 26 throughoit seven years amd some of which I regret, drunken mistakes..
Are you a juicy contradiction? Not sure what you're getting at-_-
Link to Chinese... Japanese... Korean... What's the difference? Link to Umm...youtubes blocked here mate...but umm...If you're questioning my credibility I can prove it one way or another.
It's a funny Starburst candy commercial about a Korean who lives in Scotland and acts stereotypically Scottish, which is viewed as a strange clash of cultures (a juicy contradiction). MrDreamBlind was wondering if you are an Irishman that acts stereotypically Chinese. Ahahaha alright it sounds funny when explained like that,sorry for not understanding @ mrdreamblind and thx for explaining @novadaemon, umm, well to behonest my thinking has been changed slightly, like if i see a foreigner i dont think oh a dude, i think ohhh a foreigner yet i look at chn ppl completely normal...i knw rite==
You must provide proof of your identity in the body of your post when you submit your IAmA. And how do I provide proof of my identity?-_-
Wanna know how I know you're white? Cos I uploaded pics?←_←
Give some proof you are a) an Irish person b)Lived in China and c) did it for 7 years or something similar. Otherwise you could be some sweaty neck beard sitting in his mothers basement making up bullshit stories while jacking off to ZGB. Wish I had facebook== So you're absically asking me for my passport photocopy, pics of me for the last 2555 days?(yes i used a calculator) and all the copies of my visa extensions even tho during mid way i have had to update my passport...?if thats not what youre saying man then pm me,and also tell me where i should place this stuff.
Do you eat asian/chinese food every day now? Or do you miss any food in particular from Ireland? Well, Depends what I'm in the mood for haha I ofcourse eat the food of the gods(Nutella) but I usually have chinese every second day, well...I miss a good fish and chip and sausage rolls:S.
I bet you miss the milk. Every irish person i know who goes abroad suffers on account of the shitty milk everywhere else. Jesus u got that spot on, also another "what i wouldnt give for a" factor.
Taytos? To tell the truth I'd kill for a pack of monster munch (They still have em?)
Yes we still have em. Ah yes`~
But they're called mighty munch now. Well as long as insides the same i dun care,thx for the heads up~
Is it true that men and women, boys and girls, will just drop trau and take a shit on the side of the road? I hear that it's an issue with mainlanders visiting HK, etc. Oh yes,very true...they say it is ultimately unhygienic to wear so theyd rather have there childrens wee-wees and hoo-has out in the dirt etc....boggles the mind man, china is like.. aight its too fucked up, if anyone can make a suitable reference of words they got my upvote.
I've never seen a fellow Irishman type 'aight' and 'bros' etc. What county are you from ? New York? Sorry man, just writing it like that cos i presumed reddit was mostly americans←_← Im from meelick county clare if youre wondering.
But it's still children? You don't see teenagers or adults just saying "dang, I gotta pinch one off right now" and just go at it? Babies I can almost understand. They shit everywhere anyways. But when you can make a conscious decision to drop a loaf somewhere, and you do, then it's different. Well...if thats the case then u usually just see guys pissing on a wall and whatnot, u never rly see a grownup woman pissin in the middle of the street.
The Americans would make up a large percentage alright but you don't need to pander to them in that kind of way. They're generally a smart bunch and it's not like anyone is expecting you to labhairt as Gaeilge ;) Cheers for the AMA by the way, it's food for thought. Any info or experiences with teaching in South Korea? Haha alright then sound,nah sorry man i haven't.
Why did you grow tired of teaching English? What are Chinese women like compared to western women? Has anyone accidentally spat on you? Have you lived in any other Oriental countries? And if so, then what are the differences you've noticed? Because their level of english is too low, it gets highly frustrating.. In what way are you referring to? I ggot snotted on by an old woman... lived in hk for a month, People are alot more civilised, thats basically it~
I meant what are Chinese women like in a dating/relationship sense, compared to western women. Very..well...braindead IMO...and in multiple foreign friends opinion... I think it's cos of the one child policy, all of them are princesses, spoiled rotten, there are 30 year olds who love hello kitty== They throw hissy fits in public,stomp there feet if they don't get what they want, sum it up...they are mentally immature, basically the same as children. I'd pick a westerner for a relationship anyday but...damn some asians are hot:S.
Are you doing this self.IAmA because you feel very tall and lonely? Hahahaha, man im 1.82 and lately yao mings seem to be popping up everywhere...scary shit.
How do you get a visa that allows you to stay for so long? Is prostitution quite common? Did you work/live with other western people or just chinese? Did you learn to speak mandarin? I work... Umm..yes it is, You can find them in most KTV's for around 200-300 rmb, do the math yourself.. umm,yes when i was teaching english, mostly american or canadians, but also alot of phillipine ppl. I'm fluent in reading writing and oral.
'YOU RANT RICE WIT DAT?' Dude...its china,you dont want rice they dont care,you get rice
How did you slip past the knight of new? What's new for?
It sounds like a place I would hate visiting honestly. The lack of manners sounds like something that would piss me off. Also the lack of cleanliness... yuck.... How do you eat food there? do people really just shit in the streets? the fuck? Children shit in the streets, dont get it too twisted in ur head lol, well...i usually make my own food or go to western restaraunts, if i got nth to make ill order and eat with my own utensils,as to at dinner with chinese mates ill just wing it~
What about a black guy? Black guys get all the ladies, sad rly:(
Was there a large Irish community out there? I remember seeing something on tg4 there a while ago where some guy in china was trying to set up a GAA club...I've always wondered was there genuinely an Irish community out there or just one guy trying to get a grant! Well man to be honest, I have only met like 5 irish people in my whole seven years, four of those 5 were at a bar on holidays and we drank an hour or two, the other one was a mate for about three months teaching gaelic football then he went off home and that was that~
What province did you work at? What did you like most about china? What did you like Least about china? Favorite dish? Beijing,liaoning,shanxi. Cheap beer and cigarettes. peoples manners. has always been.....(drum roll) egg fried rice fuck yea.
Aside from the language, what is the biggest adjustment you have made as a foreigner in china? Well, the customs here are alot different and people on the streets are very unhygienic/rude. they'll smoke right into your face, ask you alot of personal questions,constantly marvel at the fact that you're a foreigner(老外pronounced lau wy) spit all over the street and'd have to be here to understand what I'm truly getting at. Apart from that would also be the food which was really hard getting used to at the start and also numerous other factors.
I think some of the rudeness/lack of hygiene depends on where you are as well. China is pretty large, not all of it is backwards. But you know that. Well man, in my vast adventures across china and living in the daily lifestyle theres only one place I haven't seen this stuff, hang zhou,杭州,otherwise known as chinas own heaven on earth, man...i did not wanna leave that place.
Are you teaching english? or working a job? I have a friend or two over there doing it. Was teaching for a bit, got extremely tedious, now I've decided damn I don't wanna be here any longer and am waiting for my visa to expire so i can nope the fuck outta here hehe (I should explain that in the 7 years I've been here I have yet to return home or visit other western countries)
Why do you need to wait for your visa to expire? Why can't you just up and leave now? Cos i don't want to:S... and also because booze and cigarettes man.
What's the plan so? Heading back to Ireland, not sure to do what yet,just miss home.
You couldn't pick a worse time to come back. Well I heard the economy is the worst it's ever been but well, I'll see how it goes~
You could teach chinese language to europeans! Have considered it actually~
It's terrible.. people are leaving.. 1000 a week or something.. could end up dole bound for a couple of years. I heard everyones going to canada, but well, either way I gotta head back for a while, people have passed away while I was gone including my grandad who passed last month so..yup.
Hey, just to add to that thought; my friend taught English in China for 4-5 years. Came back blagged his way onto a PGCE (teaching qualification) and is now teaching Mandarin to school kids. I think there's also a decent market in teaching business men and women. Thanks, to be honest if things don;t work out in Ireland I'm planning on hitting up canada to see how it goes and truth be told Teaching chinese in the future has been in my plan:) So thanks somuch and good luck to you too.
Sorry to hear dude.. whereabouts you from? Meelick co.clare.
Have you ever been to Tibet? How was your journey like? Never been, If i went there I wouldn't be allowed back in to china...umm...that word might get me blocked from reddit lets refrain frm using it and call it the smurfs or sth.
That sucks dude, if you ever get the chance to go Para, GO. It's fucking amazing, minus the tense atmposphere in the citys though. Well I'm thinking of visiting the land of smurfs after I get back to ireland~ always been a big fan,always was dissapointed bout the restrictions here tho.
Have you met any other Irish folks? Do people stare because you look different? Well it was previously mentioned(although at this point it's pretty hard to find in the mountain of comments)but yeah man, I've met 5 altogether, four at bars and they were on holidays and one who used to teach gaelic football here, were frds around 3 months when he went back home,so yeah, going by my experience they really are few and far apart which is pretty sad:S.
What do you miss most about Ireland? Chocolate, rain rain RAINNNNN, good ole meal, garlic chips and cheese, my relatives, my dad and sister's too much to type when theres so many more posts to reply too so I'll sum it up, damnit man I miss everything!!T_T.
Is table tennis really that popular in china? How popular is table tennis in comparison to football, tennis, rugby, etc? And how important is sport in china? China is about the best(or second best) cuntry in this years olympics how much is shown in tv? how patriotic are the people? Well from what I've seen it isn;t incredibly popular but it's usually people in school that play it the most. basketball takes the no.1 place in popularity here which is sad cos i dont play, but thankfully after that there's football(soccer) which is pretty popular and slowly increasing with chinas improvement in there football league, but sadly apart from a few fitness freaks I haven't had much of a challenge, they're not exactly...good at all.. but on the other hand theres a small minority that can make your jaw drop so for rugby etc i havent checked it out, oh umm, golf is pretty popular among the 30-40+
Ever been an average or decent looking white guy in Asia? All you have to do is stand in a baclub and you'll get some. Exactly.
What is the beer like in China? Well, they have there own brand "tsingtao/青岛" which you can get bottled or in draft at a pub, its pretty worth it for the price (15RMB a pint,umm...2-3 dollars?) and well,if you don't like it you can always get other foreign beers, corona, bud,guinness etc.
[Tried tsingtao whilst in Beijing. It wasn't for me, to say the least =]( Well thats too bad man considering it's so cheap n' all:(
Did you live in one of the giant well know cities or a smaller city? Is the pollution really bad? Did you drive or is public transport quite good? Well ive lived in the poorest parts of china and all over but am currently livin in beijing.WELL.....Alright,all jokes aside its disastrous.. used to ride motorbike,sold it, now use subway mostly.
Great AMA, first off! I was in Guangzhou for about 5 months for school last year, lots of great memories. After 7 years, why no VPN? Did you have one and decided it wasn't worth it, or just never got around to it? I bet you've done a fair bit of travelling. Where is your favorite place to go on holiday? Best vacation story? Thanks mate, well I used to use hotspot shield(free vpn) but since it stopped working for me like 2 or 3 years ago I just couldnt be bother my arse to get a new one so thats y i dun have one~ Best place I went was hainan, thunder and lightning on the beach, it rained the whole time I was there, Ppl may think it sounds stupid or lame or sth but damn i love rain haha, and it was pretty great,played xbox 360 four player Call of duty while having beers, then if we got bored wed walk around exploring,pretty much it~
Could you speak a little on visa types? I had a company offer me an F visa to teach this year, and I the offer is still open, how risky would you say it is? ( I realize the F is illegal to work on) If one was found, what would be the ramifications? If it was me I wouldn't take it unless the case was when you get there they'll switch you on to a Z visa man, chinese government are cranking down on alot of foreign related shit and if you get caught on an f visa you will either be deported or have to go to the detention centre, so you should get that clear with them mate, Z visa or nothing.
你有沒有操過中國的女孩? 喜歡愛爾蘭的女孩還是中國的女孩? 有干过几个吧, 我个人只对亚洲人来那种劲儿所以嗯。。。现在的女朋友是新加坡人,挺牛逼你的,国外的思想和亚洲人的身材呵呵呵, 你怎么打繁体的啊?香港人?台湾人?
哈哈, 非常好. 新加坡的女孩? 跟她說國語還是英語? 我是加拿大華人. 不是打出來的. 我寫的. 不知道怎樣打 lol . where did you stay in China? 英语汉语通说~他跟我一样两个都好呵呵, 啊好吧华人啊~ 几乎走遍中国了。。。~~
Why is it that, no matter where I go in the world, I can find an excellent Irish pub? Also, what is your favorite pub in China? Cos we're the best drinkers+advertisement purposes haha,well if you ever get to beijing hit up first floor in sanlitun bar street(三里屯酒吧街的一楼酒吧) I'm there almost daily, great drinks,solid draft, nice beef burger if i may add and great athmosphere.
Have you retained an Irish accent or have you developed a 'twang'? I've proudly retained my Irish accent:)
Would you mind posting an audio clip of you speaking Chinese? My brain can't decide what Chinese with an Irish accent sounds like. Well...where would i post this to? this can be solved alot easier provided ure an iphone or android user,if so download an app called WEchat. free whatsapp type messenger, fully awesome lol.
Wait so do all of your (former) students have Irish accents too ??? Unfortunately no, I do like what I've been trying to do with this thread, I jist kill my accent and thats that... only feels natural when in irelqnd or talking to my family, otherwise its just a dead bland accent that I use.
Do you eat mostly spicy food now instead of salty? No not really, I've liked spicy foods since I was born so I personally tend to edge towards spicy foods but you can find alot of salty/bittesweet foods etc here so your diet isn't extremely restricted,also if you feel really (insert yao ming ugh face) then you can always hit up a foreign restaraunt so yeah~
Sichuan would welcome you, first time I had "water boiled beef" i thought they really meant beef boiled in wrong was I. :( I'm glad you are doing well, I"m full chinese and I don't speak mandarin...eesh :-/ How does it feel that you could outdrink most people in the country? Haha pretty good i guess but damn in the seven years ive been here ive spent four tracking down the best drinkers, now my best mates all chinese, damn weve all drank one another under the table one time or another~ was just out with em again last night,christ was i shitfaced.
Did any Chinese women try to marry you/ were you popular with the ladies? Thank god no for the first one. and to answer no.2, still am B-)
Irish I had lived in China! Sorry about the pun. Now questions. What did you think was the weirdest part of their culture? Also, where in Ireland are you from? Meelick co.clare. well....Mostly hygiene related things...I'm a real somewhat clean freak and don;t like when a bunch of ppl all have saliva on there chopsticks and keep eating off the ame plates together, also they have weird superstitions/traditions? like if you have a baby girl you have to squeeze/pinch her nipples till water comes ut,when this happens it will guarantee she has a huge rack when shes older, diapers are unhygienic etc etc.
How common is it to find a cheap rip off/fake of a real product? (iPhone, Laptop, Usb device, so on) and have you had problems like that? with scams? VERY common, knock off iphone can be anywhere from 200rmb to 1600rmb. laptops not much but u can get a sony/apple/toshiba (they all look the same as another and run xp mind you) for around 1600 rmb, usb device u can pick up a fake 16gb for around 60 rmb and so on. never been scammed,if i want fake ill intentionally buy fake lol.
The reason why I wanted to know is because my dad is actually in China for business and he said he'll bring some tech back and my paranoia said "no" Well if thats the case youd be better off going with hardware than anything else, phns and laptops are a no-go but a usb disk wouldnt hurt~also bags or wallets aint to be missed.
I'm taking guess that you speak Mandarin? That being said, what did you find most difficult learning? I've picked up bits of it from friends. this day I still find difficulties with the umm....pronunciation of some words, the way they have the four sounds(hard to explain==) but apart from seldom fuckups I read speal and write perfectly.
My wife's dad remarried a chinese woman. her son came to visit us here in the states, he lives in NZ. he hates china with a passion, says government is only there for presence, doesn't do anything to help the poor. unles you live in hong kong, you are most likely poor. Do you see any of this? how do you feel about it, not being a native? I get where he's coming from but I wouldn't say only hk ppl are rich, there are so many "new rich" here,like they sold there farm or cold mines or rent houses etc and they all drive lambos audis ferraris bmws the like, man sometimes it seemd like the most common car here is audi a6..
Well, he hasn't been back to china in at least 10 years, maybe its changed. i just know he will never go back. Well thats too bad,to each his own.
I know what you mean. It isn't just the Chinese either had a Polish buddy that would laugh his ass off at me when I tried to pronounce his last name. "Brezhinski", I think, sounded like a fucking dying blender. Hahahahaha, nice use of words~ you get my upvote:P But yeah, can really tick you off.
I'm pretty new too. You said earlier that " I must hav had an interesting life". Well, yeah, I've seen some shit for only being 32. I'm trying to get my licenses to work on commercial shipping vessels. In the engine room. It pays really good, and I'll get to travel a lot. Well man what Can I say? I hope all the best for you! And upvotes away~!
I'm sure you've experienced, when walking around, people bumping into you. What I mean with that is both of you have room to walk but they seem to walk into your path to bump into you. Has this happened often? Do you have any idea why some do this? Also, do they, in general, seem to talk louder than necessary to each other? Same as before; have any guesses as to why this is? It's happened to me a few times, some non-intentional example a dope staring at his phone, others intentional but for what reason I still don't know, and yea man, chinese people shouldnt even need phones,most've the time they're shouting into the phones like its completely normal(not arguing or cursing)
Ever get robbed? How safe did you feel? Thankfully never got robbed, altho I lost my phn a couple of times in taxis, to be honest all in all you feel very safe walking around here~
Is the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 acknowledged by society in general? Is it mentioned in the press every 4th of June? Are there any major news events that they do not cover or acknowledge? It's usually not acknowledged by the younger generations but find someone in there 60's or 70's and you get a nice good story, My former chinese teacher was a 68 year old man, caterpillar eyebrows rly cool guy, he lived in france for thirteen years or sth during or after the cultural revolution,he said on the tiananmen tank crushing day his son stood in front of the tank, he said if it wasnt for him saving his sons ass he wouldve been mush too. Well...alot of news here gets restricted, especially any news harmful to china a s a whole so yeah, that's basically the gist of it.
As a fellow Irishman I must ask. Does being in China make the Irish Curse seem fiction? Irish curse?! what irish curse?! blasphemy ;) if you know what i mean.
What are the average Chinese person's perceptions of the West like? Tall,big nose,rich. that about sums it up.
This might have been asked already, but here goes. Do they treat you any differently because your Irish as opposed to British or American? Or is there just one attitude towards Westerners? Just one attitude towards westerners, unless you're russian.... Mainly because a majority of the russian women here are prostitutes and the men well...I dunno what the men do== (No offence intended to any russian redditors)
Do you miss Tayto crisps? And Cadburys chocolate? What typical Irish things do you miss? Cadburys turkish, golden crunch,sausage rolls,supermacs,fish nd chip, crisps crisps crisps all of em, miss so much, you cant even get a garlic chip n cheese anywhere here...oh the humanity...
I don't think there's much difference... maybe shanghai people can be a bit more snobby/commanding? They're still both chinese people living in a big city.. Well it's just a thing of North and South, matters alot in China for some reason... They're always insulting each other yet when it comes to marriage in alot of situations the parents always encourage to marry someone far away(It's actually to prevent the idea of them somehow being related somewhere up the family tree)
Forget about immigrants, so many tourists wtf Haha well what can be done man? It gives the country money and that's all they care about as far as I'm concerned~
Did they have any good beers in China that you found? What were the alcohols of choice? Usually local beer and bai jiu, but god is bai jiu horrible.... its around the same percentage of vodka (42 percent thereabouts/ theres also a 52/56?) but after two or three small glasses im hammered(not shot glasses)
Isnt there another subreddit for this?? I'm not sure.... New to reddit, thought this was it, if I'm wrong well then I wouldn't mind if the mods moved it.
Did you face any discrimination at all? Well most foreigners do one way or another, be it for being white,black, other asian,hispanic etc. also we're always sterotyped as having huge noses and to be having fortunes just burning in our pockets, and contrary to our belief ive heard a few times that they think foreigners all look the same which was pretty sad.
I was in China for a month and one of the things that startled me the most was the driving. How do you deal with their crazy closeness, ignoring street markings sometimes, etc? Always find a human shield, if not well extra careful.
This is a serious question, how easy is it to get cat/dog meat? Dog meat is pretty easy to get depending on where you live, you can find it in multiple places in beijing, but for dog and cat meat you'd either have to head up north or all the way down south(both have it), this was just in my experiences.
Why did you use and not imgur ? Cos imgur doesnt load properly:S.
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