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So, for reasons that were beyond my control, I kinda missed on a bit of news... However, during that time, some smaller events took place, even quite close to me. So I can concentrate on that this time. Plus, there's still enough actual news.
Biggest piece of our political news is that there are... No news, actually. Obviously, Prime Minister never retired, he is as happy as ever, keeps fucking the country and keeps meeting with other influential people. I think he would have to be killed to retire.
Speaking more seriously, I think, at the moment he is busy re-forming parliament majority, so the president would have no power at all to demote him.
UN suddenly started asking Ukraine about results of Odessa investigation. My city, where, during a clash between pro-Russian and pro-West groups, about 50 people (all pro-Russian) died while besieged in a building. Funny thing is, there are people still locked up after the incident. All of them - from pro-Russian group. Not a single pro-West guy was locked. For example...
This guy shot and killed the guy I knew during the confrontation. There are videos of that, it's not even any kind of secret. He is free. That goes for everyone else who shot and burned people later at the house incident.
And now UN finally took notice. Yeah. Kinda late.
Minor news. Remember I wrote how cargo trucks from Russian were blocked in Ukraine? Well, not anymore. There were some negotiations. I guess, resuming cargo transportation would really be good for all, and most people do understand that.
What else... Ukraine idiots are attacking Russian embassy and consulates in Kiev and other cities. I think they do that so Russia would release Nadia Savchenko (Ukrainian, on trial in Russia for a while now, suspected in killing of Russian journalists). We are kinda in hysteria about that woman. Protests in her honor, social ads on tv, stuff like that.
Ukraine army shot its own convoy when they were moving through the front line. Not really news, but still. Also, yeah, war is still going strong, but noone cares.
This one is kinda big - Italy and Hungary refused to automatically prolong sanctions against Russia. They say something like that should not be automatic now, but should be discussed. Which is, again, a positive movement in Europe towards building relationships with Russia again.
And to finish it all... remember how I shown you the video of our prime minister being carried out? Well, this is now apparently a trent in the country. And in, again, my own city even! Sahsa Borovik (he was mayor candidate, lost, he's a Saakashivili's man) came to city council session, started his speech there against city council decisions... and was carried the fuck out. Same scenario - guy with flowers took him and just carried out. And since city council was united in approving that - that move actually was finished through.
We are fucking retarded, but at least I am happy to see that in my city council we are retarded in a positive way.
Fuck SAO. My vote goes for Nodame Cantabile, that was a pretty nice anime and a lovable couple.
Epic fight. He almost got me by the throat, but made mistake that cost him a game eventually. Awesome match.
And this one is a very recent kick in the nuts.
The Big Short
Remember the financial crisis of 2007-2008? I do. My country currency lost half its value during those years, so even though I never really understood what the fuck happened, I sure took notice. Well, this movie is a story about people who actually saw this coming and - this is important part - made a fuckton of money on it.
Right away here's the link to the usual site about how true it is. Pretty much, this happened pretty recently. So a lot of events you can just get records of, and the article states that characters are believable and some actors were it touch with the real people they were playing. Though, notice that only one character is pictured in the movie under his real name.
However, this is not a movie about crisis. No, it is, very specifically, a movie about those people. It offers very narrow view to the events, even though it does a very good job of being entertaining.
I actually don't care about either of those, but I will vote for Elfen Lied just on general principle of it being fucked up as fuck.
Good work! One of the most ambitious CL art projects. I was worried, this won't even happen... But yeah, it took a long time, and a switch of the management. But it was done! Great work!
Also, yes, love all my pictures. And sure, it's always big problem where to put dead newfags.
Story from older times this time...
In the Heart of the Sea
So, this movie is based on the book by the same name. And it tells the story of the whaling ship, that was, apparently, the inspiration for the famous Moby-Dick book. The ship was pretty much sunk by a fucking whale. And here is the interesting thing - story of Moby-Dick pretty much ends with the end of the ship. But this story is different - here the main part is what happens after...
So, how true? It all happened long time ago, everyone who was there, or who even knew those people - they are long dead. However, there are accounts and testimonies, and I guess that's what the book was based on. Here are few articles. First one is smaller article, and it deals with the main part of the story, is it's true or not. And seems like it is. The second article is by author of the book himself, and it describes the whaling community... it's long, but it's some awesome background.
Honestly, noone can say how true it is. Key parts - yes. But we must obviously assume that things were dramatized a lot by Hollywood. For example, talk of Herman Melville and old Tom Nickerson is obviously dramatization. However, book itself is based on written story by Nickerson and on account of Owen Chase. So... I would take it as a dramatization, obviously, but it tells a story about something that actually happened, and that was a pretty gruesome event.
I have the craziest ambition to have a chorus as big as the first opening of durarara again one day!
That will obviously never happen.
Don't know much about both couples, but I will go with Toradora.
A US judge ordered Iran to pay over $10 billion in damages to families of victims who died on September 11, 2001 – even though there is no evidence of Tehran’s direct connection to the attack. The same judge earlier cleared Saudi Arabia from culpability.
So okay... NY district judge is sitting there somewhere deciding who is responsible for what? And fining whole countries? The hell...
The ruling is noteworthy particularly since none of the 19 hijackers on September 11 were Iranian citizens. Fifteen were citizens of Saudi Arabia, while two were from the United Arab Emirates, and one each from Egypt and Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia was legally cleared from paying billions in damages to families of 9/11 victims last year, after Judge Daniels dismissed claims that the country provided material support to the terrorists and ruled that Riyadh had sovereign immunity. Saudi attorneys argued in court that there was no evidence directly linking the country to 9/11.
But here's the part that makes it more understandable for me...
While Sheikholeslam argued that Iran didn’t take part in related hearings, that lack of participation may have contributed to the decision. A default judgment is typically issued when one of the parties involved in a case does not respond to court summons or appear in court to make their case.
Judge Daniels found that Iran failed to defend itself against claims that it played a role in 9/11. Iran believes the lawsuit is unnecessary because it says it did not participate in the attack.
I know that if you are summoned to court, and don't appear, they can judge all sorts of stuffs against you. Never knew it can be done against countries though. Especially since that one claims it never got summoned even...
US Law is weird.