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  • Winston Churchill : The Iron Curtain Speech, at Westminster College, Fulton, MO on March 5, 1946

    03/01/2014 8:08:40 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 9 replies
    The History Guide ^ | March 5, 1946 | Winston Churchill
    ...the United States stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn moment for the American Democracy. For with primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. ....when American military men approach some serious situation they are wont to write at the head of their directive the words "over-all strategic concept". There is wisdom in this, as it leads to clarity of thought. What then is the over-all strategic concept which we should inscribe to-day? It is nothing less than the safety and welfare, the freedom and progress, of all the...
  • Greenfield: The American Iron Curtain

    11/06/2013 3:34:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, November 05, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, November 05, 2013 The American Iron Curtain Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In March 1946, Winston Churchill told a Missouri audience, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia." >Today a new iron curtain is descending. It encloses the small Missouri town where Churchill gave his speech and all the great capitals of a great nation. Behind the iron curtain...
  • East Germany's STASI Sold Citizens to Western Pharmaceutical Companies as Human Guinea Pigs

    12/04/2012 12:21:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2012 | Allan Hall
    East Germany's secret police sold citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials • Tens of thousands tested with experimental drugs not approved in the West • One study of a drug for heart conditions saw six out of 17 patients die • Sinister practice exposed in disturbing new Germany documentary Former Communist East Germany secretly sold its citizens to western pharmaceutical companies to use as human guinea pigs in drug trials. Tens of thousands of sick people in the former German Democratic Republic were treated with medicines not approved in the West to...
  • (Crappy Totalitarian Art) The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing

    11/14/2012 6:52:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    IO9 ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Vincze Miklos
    The Weirdest Monuments Of The Communist Era That Are Still Standing After the fall of the Soviet Union, many Communist statues and sculptures were destroyed, while others were moved to statue parks or museums. But many of them remained in the same place for the last 20 years, while the former Soviet areas were transformed into modern countries. Here are thirteen of the most incredible ones. Click to enlarge images below. 1. Lenin's giant head, Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia The 42 ton, 25 foot tall head of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin is standing in Ulan-Ude. Built in 1970,...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue

    07/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime...
  • When Everything's Been Said

    07/03/2012 1:06:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2012 | Shoshana Bryen
    <p>Give that writer a prize.</p> <p>How many ways are there to say that Palestinians and Israelis are talking past each other because they have profoundly different needs and goals? Israel seeks recognition as a legitimate, permanent part of the region with the "secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force" that are the promise of U.N. Resolution 242. Palestinians seek to reverse the establishment of Israel, which they believe was created on their land and at the expense of their patrimony. Whose writing will make Abu Mazen say Jews are the indigenous people of the region and State of Israel is their rightful home? Dennis Ross's latest "six point plan" for a "two state solution" won't do it.</p>
  • (Crappy Commie Architecture) An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria

    04/07/2012 10:31:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 6, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Extremely Creepy Tour of an Abandoned Soviet Monument in Bulgaria Remember those derelict Bulgarian war memorials that resemble space fortresses? Well, it turns out they're just as otherworldly inside. Here's one intrepid urban explorer's journey into the shadowy corridors of the shuttered Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship memorial in Varna, Bulgaria. It's also a case study on why you never tour old Soviet monuments alone. In its Communist heyday, the "Park-Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship" contained an eternal flame, a bomb shelter, and a tourism center. Loudspeakers would also blast Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 on constant loop. The center opened in...
  • Gallery: Familiar-Yet-Alien Soviet Arcade Games (Comrade Donkey Kong?)

    03/24/2012 5:37:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1+ views
    DVICE ^ | March 23, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Gallery: Familiar-yet-alien Soviet arcade games While playing Centipede (don't judge) at my local mall in the '80s, it never occurred to me that somewhere behind the soon-to-fall Iron Curtain there would be some punk playing the Soviet version of arcade games as well. Hell yeah they were! Now, thanks to two nostalgic Muscovites who remembered their days of playing "Sea Battle," there is an entire museum full of these Soviet-era games. The story of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is so cool we couldn't make this up if we tried. Let's talk about the games first. Soviet classics Sea...
  • Slovakia’s Nuclear Schizophrenia – Shut Down, Continue As Usual, or Boldly Go - Where?

    01/06/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 04/01/2012 | John C.K. daly
    The implosion of the USSR in December 1991 produced massive economic “collateral damage” in its East European allies, as they simultaneously sought both to assert their new-found independence and draw closer to their potential European allies on the western side of 1946’s “Iron Curtain.” Following the euphoria amity quickly devolved down to practical issues, one of which was that the European Union was leery of welcoming new members after the collapse of Communism that relied on power from Soviet-era nuclear power facilities, especially in the wake of the April 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Accordingly, the last two...
  • Ctirad Masin

    08/17/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Staff
    Ctirad Masin, who died on August 13 aged 81, was a leading member of a Czechoslovak group that took up arms against the communist state before fighting its way to freedom across the Iron Curtain, eluding the biggest manhunt in the history of the Soviet bloc. The ruthlessness and daring of the “Masin Gang”, as they were known, continues to divide opinion in the Czech Republic, with some regarding them as resistance heroes, and others (including around half the Czech population, according to a recent poll) regarding them as murderers. Ctirad Masin Masin, his brother Josef, and their friend Milan...
  • Tortured for Christ (True Story)

    07/27/2011 12:30:57 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies
    Amazon and others ^ | 1967 | Richard Wurmbrand
    An Atheist Finds Christ I was orphaned from the first years of life. Being brought up in a family in which no religion was recognized, I received no religious education as a child. As the result of a bitter childhood, which included knowing poverty in the difficult years of World War I, at age fourteen I was as convinced an atheist as the Communists are today. I had read atheistic books, and it was not just that I did not believe in God or Christ—I hated these notions, considering them harm­ful for the human mind. So I grew up in...
  • Statue of Reagan to be unveiled in Budapest on June 29

    06/27/2011 12:16:38 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies
    Politics.HU ^ | 27 June 2011 | MTI
    A statue of US President Ronald Reagan will be unveiled in Budapest on June 29 in a ceremony to be addressed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former US State Secretary Condoleezza Rice, the Hungarian government said on its portal. The ceremony will mark the 100th birth anniversary of the 40th President of the United States. The 2.2-metre bronze statute, to stand near the US Embassy in Szabadsag Square, is by Hungarian sculptor Istvan Mate and is being erected by Hungary’s Ronald Reagan Memorial Committee, which was set up in Hungary for the centenary. “During his presidency of the...
  • Guttenberg demands Ronald Reagan memorial in Berlin

    12/23/2010 1:51:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies · 5+ views
    thelocal.de ^ | December 22 2010 | DAPD/mry
    German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday called on Berlin to honour Ronald Reagan by naming a square or a street after the late US president. “I would welcome naming a street after this great honorary citizen and it would be evidence that the gratitude of (the city’s left-wing government) didn’t stop at (leftist student leader) Rudi Dutschke,” Guttenberg told daily Bild. Guttenberg and other conservative politicians are upset that the German capital has no plans to mark what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday on February 6. The former US president, who died in 2004, famously demanded Soviet...
  • Coming Soon: How Rock Rolled Up the Iron Curtain

    06/04/2010 10:24:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies · 538+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Friday, June 4, 2010 | Larry Schweikart
    Most (good) history books correctly portray the collapse of communism as due to the efforts of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II. But there were other subversive elements at work, not the least of which was rock and roll, which bled through the Iron Curtain at an unstoppable level. In Seven Events that Made America America, I examined rock’s part in not only providing a source of hope and optimism for those youth locked under communism’s grip, but also how it became a subversive force within the East Bloc. Through interviews with American rock and rollers of...
  • Musicians Who Poked at the Iron Curtain (Cold War Rock and Roll)

    11/09/2009 2:32:48 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies · 326+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2009 | LARRY ROHTER
    Guitars, keyboards and drums did not topple the Berlin Wall. But for the young people who helped bring down Communist regimes across Eastern Europe in the fall of 1989, pop music was a profoundly subversive force, inspiration and vital tool of protest for challenging and undermining a totalitarian state stricter than any parent. Now middle aged, some of the musicians who played in ostracism during those last gray years of Communist rule gathered in New York over the weekend for the festival Rebel Waltz: Underground Music From Behind the Iron Curtain. Performing at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village......
  • Fall Of The Wall? U.S. Sends Regrets

    11/04/2009 4:18:56 PM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies · 2,127+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Cold War: The White House has announced our absence at ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Meanwhile, Russia has been practicing a nuclear invasion of an abandoned Poland. The Berlin Wall has been a famous backdrop for American presidents sounding the battle cry of liberty in the struggle against tyranny. It was there that John F. Kennedy expressed our solidarity with the encircled residents of that outpost of freedom with his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner." And it was there that Ronald Reagan, with a defiant "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," voiced our...
  • Service.gov And Its Soviet Similarities

    10/31/2009 7:09:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies · 840+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 30, 2009 | SVETLANA KUNIN
    USSR, 1959: I am a "young pioneer" in school. History classes remind us that there is a higher authority than their parents and teachers: the leaders of the Communist Party. The story of young pioneer Pavlik Morozov is required reading. Pavlik reported his father to the secret police for disobeying government regulations. His life exemplified the duty of all good Soviet citizens to serve their government. From the first year in school, all of us are made aware of our ethnicity (ethnic Russian, Jewish, Asian, etc.) and class (proletariat, intelligentsia), around which society is structured. This inherent divisiveness makes it...
  • The Picnic That Changed Europe

    08/19/2009 4:10:09 PM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 4 replies · 1,061+ views
    Global Post ^ | August 19, 2009 06:32 ET | Colin Woodard
    Participants in a very eventful picnic gather for its 20th anniversary at the Austro-Hungarian border. Twenty years ago Wednesday, Hungarian Border Guard Arpad Bella was standing in front of that gate in his summer uniform, pistol at his side, awaiting the arrival of a special delegation of Austrian visitors. Bella’s men had been told to be on the lookout. Meanwhile, reformers within Hungary’s Communist Party had given local democracy activists permission to organize a symbolic event on the border — a “pan-European picnic” in which they would share food, wine and declarations of cooperation with their Austrian neighbors. With foreign...
  • Author of Dominus Est, Bp Athanasius Schneider, to appear on EWTN Wednesday

    12/17/2008 1:18:09 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Te Deum blog ^ | December 15, 2008 | Diane M. Korzeniewski
    Bishop Schneider of Kazakhstan standing in the sanctuary at Assumption Grotto, July 20th, 2008 following the 9:30am Mass. The bishop delivered the sermon at all Masses that weekend and went to Sts Cyril & Methodius to celebrate Mass the following Saturday. It was during his July visit that he went to EWTN where he appeared in a televised Mass, and recorded the program to be aired this Wednesday. Bishop Athanasius Schneider, ORC of Kazakhstan will be featured on EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa this coming Wednesday night, December 17th. If you don't have cable, watch it online if...
  • Senator Announces Bold Plan to Restore Russian Dominance in Europe

    06/08/2008 9:25:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies · 157+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 June 2008 | John Semmens
    Calling the post-Soviet world situation “an international disaster,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged that U.S. policy “be directed toward supporting Prime Minister Putin's dream of eventually restoring Russian hegemony over Eastern Europe.” “A strong Soviet Union provided a counterbalancing force to offset U.S. imperialism,” Schumer contended. “In its absence, President Bush has been free to bully the world.” The New York senator argued that the “mutually assured destruction of the Cold War era helped keep American aggression in check. Now, there’s no telling what new atrocities will be perpetrated by this country.” As a start, Schumer insisted that all U.S....
  • (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 - Berlin Airlift Begins

    06/26/2007 2:01:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 624+ views
    History.com ^ | June 26, 2007 | History.com
    (On This Day In History) June 26, 1948 : Berlin Airlift Begins In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West Berlin, the United States begins a massive airlift of food, water, and medicine to the citizens of the besieged city. For nearly a year, supplies from American planes sustained the over 2 million people in West Berlin. On June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union blocked all road and rail travel to and from West Berlin, which was located within the Soviet zone of occupation in Germany. The Soviet action was in response to the refusal of American...
  • Russia to cut links with Georgia (is a caucuses war part 2 looming?)

    10/02/2006 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Btrp113Cav · 6 replies · 781+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2 October 2006 | Reuters
    Russian news agencies quoted sources at the transport and communications ministries as saying air, rail, road and sea links to Georgia would be cut, as would postal services. A transport ministry spokeswoman refused to comment. Putin, speaking after a meeting of security officials, accused Georgia of committing "state terrorism with hostage-taking" by arresting the Russian officers and charging them with spying.
  • Warsaw to erect statue to Reagan

    09/21/2006 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 29 replies · 617+ views
    BBC ^ | September 21, 2006
    Polish admirers of Ronald Reagan say they will erect a statue of the late US president in Warsaw to thank him for helping to end communist rule. They say the 3.5-metre (10.5ft) stone and bronze statue will stand opposite the US embassy in the Polish capital. "The statue is a way for his legacy to live on," said Janusz Dorosiewicz, a businessman behind the private project. In 1989, Poland became the first nation in Eastern Europe to defeat communism. Reagan died in 2004 at the age of 93. "This is an entirely private initiative undertaken by Poles in Poland,...
  • The ghosts of the Cold War

    08/10/2006 7:30:30 PM PDT · by humint · 3 replies · 373+ views
    asia times ^ | 10 August 2006 | Najum Mushtaq
    A core component of the United States' foreign policy since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US has been educational reform in Muslim countries to check the influence of extremist ideologies and fundamentalism. International obligations under the United Nations Security Council's anti-extremism resolutions also require curricular reform. Pakistan, as the birthplace of the Taliban and home to many a militant Islamic movement, finds itself at the center of policy debates and projects on curbing extremism and promoting "moderate Islam" through education. A growing pile of policy proposals in the United States, including a recent report from the US Institute...
  • In Lithuania With Cheney

    05/25/2006 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 9 replies · 459+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 20, 2007 | Christopher Ruddy
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com In Lithuania With CheneyChristopher RuddySaturday, May 20, 2006 If the Russian press is to be believed, Dick Cheney's speech in Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 4 ushered in a new Cold War. As someone who loves history, it is nice to know that I was one of the handful of people who can say "I was there" for that momentous speech. But the moment was far from gratifying on a philosophical level. My visit to the conference of former Soviet republics and allies that met to hear Vice President Cheney – along with several European leaders – underscored...
  • Putin subverting US Government! (HOT)

    04/21/2006 6:38:28 AM PDT · by b2stealth · 41 replies · 9,172+ views
    National PR-ity // Moscow drafts a plan to influence the United States The Kremlin has taken up the promotion of Russian interests in the United States head-on. The key role will be given to the Russian-U.S. Council for Business Cooperation (RUCBC) whose supervisory board will include high-ranking officials from the Russian president’s administration, ministers and prominent public figures. The Russian government asked the Finance Ministry to find sources to finance the NGO. However, it has already been suggested that big business contribute for the council’s activities. The first donation is expected to amount to $50 million. Work has in progress...
  • Churchill speech a lesson for the present

    03/05/2006 1:30:21 PM PST · by bd476 · 7 replies · 583+ views
    BBC News UK ^ | 5 March 2006 | William Horsley
    Churchill's speech defined the world order for the next 40 years In his "Iron Curtain" speech, delivered exactly 60 years ago, Winston Churchill brilliantly defined an era. The speech may also have lessons for the present. It was a heroic but troubled time. The world was in turmoil after the most terrible conflict in human history. On 5 March 1946 Churchill was no longer the UK's prime minister but he still enjoyed a giant reputation around the world. So US President Harry Truman himself travelled 1,000 miles to Fulton, Missouri, to hear Churchill give a speech after receiving an...
  • March 5, 1946 Churchill's Sinews of Peace - Iron Curtain Speech

    03/05/2006 11:52:40 AM PST · by bd476 · 24 replies · 2,745+ views
    In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union's policies in Europe and declares, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Churchill's speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. Churchill, who had been defeated for re-election as prime minister in 1945, was invited to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri where he gave this speech. President Harry S. Truman joined Churchill on the platform and listened intently to his...
  • Chris Matthews to speak at Churchill celebration (Date: March 4th)

    02/19/2006 2:37:34 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 21 replies · 450+ views
    The Fulton Sun ^ | February 19, 2006
    Westminster College announced late on Monday that Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC program “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” will be a keynote speaker during the 60th anniversary festivities of Sir Winston Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech. “We are very pleased that Mr. Matthews has accepted our invitation to join us for this momentous occasion,” said Rob Havers, executive director of the Churchill Memorial and Library. “His extensive experience in world affairs and his personal interest in Churchill should combine to make a fascinating presentation for our Saturday evening event.” Matthews, also host of the NBC show, “The Chris Matthews Show,” will...
  • American Dreams (this will make you count your blessings)

    01/23/2006 5:44:32 PM PST · by rocky88 · 13 replies · 588+ views
    The Star-Ledger (NJ) ^ | January 22, 2006 | Jennifer Weiss
    Separated in a flight from communism and reunited decades later, Tamás Pusztai and his mother are still taunted by fate
  • (American Tales of Freedom) - AMERICAN THANKSGIVING

    11/24/2005 11:34:16 AM PST · by chuckpez · 3 replies · 367+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 24rd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    While certainly a perplexing holiday to many outside America, Thanksgiving's meaning isn't always clear to those stateside, either. I'll leave the history lessons to California Conservative, except to say it certainly is a major day around this neck of the woods. Can it partly be seen, however, as a day to reflect on that uniquely American way of overcoming life's obstacles? This week, I was interviewed for an entertainment industry trade publication, where I happened to mention two former coaches as influences. In the online article that appeared, there were links added to their own stories, that make this point...
  • Bush Criticizes FDR Over Yalta

    05/09/2005 10:16:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 81 replies · 3,169+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | Sat May 7, 5:53 PM ET | TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent
    RIGA, Latvia - Second-guessing Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Bush said Saturday the United States played a role in Europe's painful division after World War II — a decision that helped cause "one of the greatest wrongs of history" when the Soviet Union imposed its harsh rule across Central and Eastern Europe. Bush said the lessons of the past will not be forgotten as the United States tries to spread freedom in the Middle East. "We will not repeat the mistakes of other generations, appeasing or excusing tyranny, and sacrificing freedom in the vain pursuit of stability," the president said. "We...
  • Who Started the Second World War?

    05/05/2005 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 119 replies · 5,384+ views
    Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | November 1991 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Icebreaker: Who Started the Second World War? by Viktor Suvorov (London: Harnish Hamilton, 1990); 364 pages; $22.95. In the early hours of September 1, 1939, the military might of Nazi Germany was set loose on Poland. As Panzer divisions crossed the Polish-German border, the German air force began its devastating rain of death on Warsaw and other Polish cities. On September 3, Britain and France declared war on Germany. On September 17, the Soviet Red Army invaded Poland from the east and met up with the German forces at the city of Brest-Litovsk. Poland ceased to exist as an independent...
  • Political Party Fundraiser David D'Amiano Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison

    05/01/2005 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 21 replies · 1,168+ views
    US DOJ ^ | May 1, 2005 | US DOJ
    NEWARK - New Jersey political fund raiser David D'Amiano was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for soliciting and accepting $40,000 in cash and political contributions from a Piscataway farm owner to influence state and county officials to offer a favorable price to preserve the farmland, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced. U.S. District Judge William H. Walls also ordered D'Amiano, 45, of Edison, to pay a $15,000 fine to the federal government and to make $1,000 in restitution to the Democratic State Committee. D'Amiano already has paid another $20,000 to the government - money which he took from...
  • From Iron Curtain to Golden Arches (Fifteen years of Russian happy meals)

    02/21/2005 1:46:11 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 1,357+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 28, 2004 | Arnold Beichman
    MCDONALD'S IS CELEBRATING ITS 15TH anniversary in Russia. Its sales have risen steadily, reaching $310 million in 2004. The company reports that it is serving more than 200,000 customers daily in more than a hundred Russian locations. Well, three cheers for McDonald's, but what's the big deal?Why is McDonald's such a success when all they're selling is a Russian staple, a kotlety as they call it? It was once a puzzle to me, but there's a story behind this McDonald's success story.Some years ago I was staying at one of Moscow's most luxurious hotels, just built by private German investors,...
  • NJ Lawmakers Condemn Radio "Shock Jock"

    02/08/2005 5:51:18 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 663+ views
    (1010 WINS) (TRENTON) ^ | Feb 7, 2005 3:45 pm US/Eastern
    State lawmakers have the governor's back. Less than two weeks after acting Gov. Richard J. Codey said he wanted to challenge a shock jock to a fight for insulting the state's first lady, an Assembly committee voted Monday to reprimand the radio personality. The Telecommunications and Utilities Committee voted 5-0, with two abstentions, to release a resolution denouncing radio host Craig Carton for "cruel, insensitive and highly offensive comments" made about the depression that Mary Jo Codey suffered after the birth of her son 20 years ago. The acting governor confronted Carton on Jan. 25 in a hallway at the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Cold War (A Synopsis) - Part I - Sep. 20th, 2004

    09/19/2004 7:44:37 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 3,638+ views
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  • REMEMBERING REAGAN--In Solidarity

    06/12/2004 7:55:35 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 13 replies · 372+ views
    Opinion Journal from The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page online ^ | Friday, June 11, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | LECH WALESA
    REMEMBERING REAGAN In Solidarity The Polish people, hungry for justice, preferred "cowboys" over Communists. GDANSK, Poland--When talking about Ronald Reagan, I have to be personal. We in Poland took him so personally. Why? Because we owe him our liberty. This can't be said often enough by people who lived under oppression for half a century, until communism fell in 1989. Poles fought for their freedom for so many years that they hold in special esteem those who backed them in their struggle. Support was the test of friendship. President Reagan was such a friend. His policy of aiding democratic movements...