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Did you know Russia ALMOST became Pro Western state 10 years ago?

02 March 2015 - 12:13 AM

Don't know how many of you knew this fact but Russian people hated Putin back in early 2000's...  Everyone knew he won the election by fraud and there was big movement to end his presidency in 2004.  

 

Here's an article from 2002.  General Lebed was supposed to run for presidency in 2004 against Putin and would likely win but mysterious died in a crash in 2002.   

 

 

General Alexander Lebed died in a mysterious plane crash in Siberia last week. According to preliminary reports from the crash site, the Mi-8 helicopter with 20 passengers and crew members got tangled in power lines due to fog and poor visibility. Lebed was a significant figure in Russian politics, as well as being a bona fide Soviet war hero who was equally successful as a diplomat following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lebed is also a significant figure from the American perspective. Lebed knew plenty. It was General Alexander Lebed who first revealed the existence of suitcase sized nuclear bombs developed as weapons of sabotage by the KGB. It was Lebed who told Congress in 1997 that, following the break-up of the Soviet Union, about half of them were unaccounted for. It was soon after that Lebed became a political liability to the leaders of the “new” Russia.

Alexander Lebed born in the southern city of Novocherkassk on April 20, 1950. 

He joined the army at an early age, became a battalion commander in the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and by 1989 was commander of the elite Tula paratroop division. 

Lebed was a hero of the Soviet coup attempt of 1991, refusing to move his 14th army troops against Boris Yeltsin, saying afterwards he "could not care less for democracy", but would not shoot fellow Russians. 

Lebed played a key role in the early Yeltsin government. In 1992, Lebed helped resolve the conflict between the government in Moldova and Slav separatists. Lebed’s successful defense of Russian interests there won him accolades as a true Russian patriot. 

As his popularity grew among the voters, his star began to dim at the Kremlin. Lebed was a candidate for the 1996 Russian presidency, placing third behind Yeltsin and Communist Party candidate Gennady Zyuganov. 

To keep an eye on him, Lebed was brought into the administration - as Secretary of the Security Council and Security Adviser. 

In return, Lebed delivered his votes to Yeltsin in the second round and Yeltsin sailed to victory. 

Yeltsin’s first job for Lebed was designed to end his popularity. The day after the election, Lebed was assigned to settle the conflict in Chechnya. 

Less than three months later, Lebed signed a ceasefire with Chechen leader Aslan Maskhadov.

Yeltsin dropped him soon afterwards, fearing his growing power. That didn’t stop Lebed. In May 1998, Lebed won the governorship of the huge Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia. 

Lebed stood a real chance of beating Russian President Vladimir Putin next time around. Until his unfortunate death at fifty-two in a plane crash in Siberia. 

But it does show some progress in Kremlin thinking over the years. Back in Khruschev’s day, most Russian leaders died after catching a cold. 

 

http://www.omegalett...p?ArticleID=156


Because Science... that's why...

28 February 2015 - 11:38 PM

 

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.

 

In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or an infinitely small and infinitely dense point of matter. In fact, the universe may have no beginning at all.

"Our theory suggests that the age of the universe could be infinite," said study co-author Saurya Das, a theoretical physicist at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

The new concept could also explain what dark matter — the mysterious, invisible substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe — is actually made of, Das added. [The Big Bang to Civilization: 10 Amazing Origin Events]

Big Bang under fire

According to the Big Bang theory, the universe was born about 13.8 billion years ago. All the matter that exists today was once squished into an infinitely dense, infinitely tiny, ultra-hot point called a singularity. This tiny fireball then exploded and gave rise to the early universe.

The singularity comes out of the math of Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes how mass warps space-time, and another equation (called Raychaudhuri's equation) that predicts whether the trajectory of something will converge or diverge over time. Going backward in time, according to these equations, all matter in the universe was once in a single point — the Big Bang singularity.

But that's not quite true. In Einstein's formulation, the laws of physics actually break before the singularity is reached. But scientists extrapolate backward as if the physics equations still hold, said Robert Brandenberger, a theoretical cosmologist at McGill University in Montreal, who was not involved in the study.

"So when we say that the universe begins with a big bang, we really have no right to say that," Brandenberger told Live Science.

There are other problems brewing in physics — namely, that the two most dominant theories, quantum mechanics and general relativity, can't be reconciled.

Quantum mechanics says that the behavior of tiny subatomic particles is fundamentally uncertain. This is at odds with Einstein's general relativity, which is deterministic, meaning that once all the natural laws are known, the future is completely predetermined by the past, Das said.

And neither theory explains what dark matter, an invisible form of matter that exerts a gravitational pull on ordinary matter but cannot be detected by most telescopes, is made of.

Quantum correction

Das and his colleagues wanted a way to resolve at least some of these problems. To do so, they looked at an older way of visualizing quantum mechanics, called Bohmian mechanics. In it, a hidden variable governs the bizarre behavior of subatomic particles. Unlike other formulations of quantum mechanics, it provides a way to calculate the trajectory of a particle.

Using this old-fashioned form of quantum theory, the researchers calculated a small correction term that could be included in Einstein's theory of general relativity. Then, they figured out what would happen in deep time. [8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life]

The upshot? In the new formulation, there is no singularity, and the universe is infinitely old.

A way to test the theory

One way of interpreting the quantum correction term in their equation is that it is related to the density of dark matter, Das said.

If so, the universe could be filled with a superfluid made of hypothetical particles, such as the gravity-carrying particles known as gravitons, or ultra-cold, ghostlike particles known as axions, Das said.

One way to test the theory is to look at how dark matter is distributed in the universe and see if it matches the properties of the proposed superfluid, Das said.

"If our results match with those, even approximately, that's great," Das told Live Science.

However, the new equations are just one way to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. For instance, a part of string theory known as string gas cosmology predicts that the universe once had a long-lasting static phase, while other theories predict there was once a cosmic "bounce," where the universe first contracted until it reached a very small size, then began expanding, Brandenberg said.

Either way, the universe was once very, very small and hot.

"The fact that there's a hot fireball at very early times: that is confirmed," Brandenberg told Live Science. "When you try to go back all the way to the singularity, that's when the problems arise."

The new theory was explained in a paper published Feb. 4 in the journal Physical Letters B, and another paper that is currently under peer review, which was published in the preprint journalarXiv.

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-140017504.html


Friday Night Drinking: Rum Chata

27 February 2015 - 09:55 PM

Just got me some at ABC store... Some good poo... Anyone tried it before?

Why Multinational Companies get massive tax breaks

26 February 2015 - 08:51 PM

Many people do not understand why government refusing to tax huge corporations and instead makes middle class pay for everything.

 

I'll try to explain it for you guys.

 

Corporations run this world, it's a fact and I don't think anything or anyone will change it. Multinational companies GDP is enormous (more than majority of the world countries GDP) and it helps sustain our economy from creating jobs to helping economy GDP. US government gives Multinational companies tax breaks to keep them here and keep them happy. If you decide to tax em at a fair rate (35%), they will just pack and move because they are Multinational and no way in hell they will pay 35% tax.... Many countries are dying to have a multinational move their headquarters into their country, creating thousands of jobs and and steamrolling their economies.  If US tax em at fair price, there will be hundreds of different countries offering tax breaks... If Multinational companies move, US will lose millions of jobs which can potentially throw country into trouble.

International Business 101

 

Here's what European countries do behind EU backs...  

 

http://www.bloomberg...-union-i5p5w256

 

 

Here's from PWC research for 2014

 

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Now, who are the 3 leading regions in GDP in the world today?  USA, Europe, China... What are the odds?

 

http://en.wikipedia....y_GDP_(nominal)

 

One must understand the reasoning behind corporate tax breaks before just yelling bloody murder. 

 

Russians blew up bomb during Ukrainian parade

22 February 2015 - 04:15 PM

Today, they had a celebration in Eastern Ukraine, city of Kharkov, where Ukrainian people celebrated one year since overthrowing of Pro-Russian president.  Apparently, Russians are not ok with it and placed explosive inside garbage so when people got near it, it blew up, ending the celebration.  Multiple casualties. 

 

Graphic...

 

Edit: Damn, they removed that video fast...