"... millions were forced to toil in the countryside. "Bad elements" and "New People"—intellectuals, government officials, Buddhists, shopkeepers, disfavored ethnicities—were either worked to death in rural collectives or executed outright."
"... I would advise you to stop reading The Guardian – considering it was founded by a racist."
"By 1935, he had secured work in 1935 at the Kinlochleven aluminium plant, the same place where his father was employed as an accountant, but he was soon recruited as a junior manager by the Glasgow shipbuilding and engineering conglomerate William Beardmore and Company."
The bird population of North America has declined by 3 billion since 1970.
In 1999, Putin wrote, "It will take us approximately fifteen years and an annual growth of our Gross Domestic Product by 8 percent a year to reach the per capita GDP level of present-day Portugal or Spain." In 2018, Russia’s GDP at purchasing power parity was nearly 12 times as high as Portugal’s, and twice Spain’s.
The great northern seats in Labour’s traditional heartlands – Rother Valley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Wakefield, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield, Bassetlaw, Grimsby and Bolsover – fell like ninepins. Yet these bourgeois liberals still do not get it. That traditional working-class labour voters are patriots who want their country back.
All these people arrogantly claimed to know better than the ordinary folk. And, like the ideologues behind the French and Russian Revolutions, they also claimed to speak in the name of “the people.” But by “the people” they meant only themselves and their clique. And last Thursday the people answered back.
Rather than fight the fiscally conservative fight, Boris caved, and promised to open the sluice gates of public spending, thus ensuring future progressivistas would be handed an even larger national credit card bill to repay.
All of the imperial powers amassed by Barack Obama and George W. Bush—to kill American citizens without due process, to detain suspects indefinitely, to strip Americans of their citizenship rights, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to suspend laws during wartime, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to conduct secret wars and convene secret courts, to sanction torture, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, to operate a shadow government, and to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability—were inherited by Donald Trump.
At the same time, more aging cables will be taken offline. Even though signals are no longer traveling through this network of “dark fiber”, it’s still being put to productive use. It turns out that undersea telecom cables make a very effective seismic network, helping researchers study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures on the ocean floor.