This website is about Eastern Prussia. Western Prussia is in Germany and Eastern Prussia is in Poland near the Gulf of Danzig. Gdansk, Poland is near Lubeck, Germany. Warsaw is inland. Warsaw trades in zloty and Lubeck used to trade in East German mark. There are concerns about the labor unions and military academies in Germany's eastern provinces. Kosovo is a Muslim enclave near Bosnia. The Virginians are immigrants from Germany's eastern provinces. Archive
"The Germans were handicapped by the need to use forward-slope positions due to the alignment of the ridgelines in the center, relative to the river. The three ridges across from Dmitrievka were not parallel to the Mius but instead stretched diagonally to the northwest. Because of this terrain configuration, the Germans were required to utilize many forward-slope positions in order to man a relatively straight line of defense and deny easy access to the Olkhovchik and Gerassimova Valleys." This is from a book about German tank operations in Ukraine in 1943. Notice the description of the alignment of the ridgelines. (January 17, 2021)
Wayne and Coleen Rooney are married and they have four children. William went to St. Andrews.
William has three children. Kate Middleton went to St. Andrews.
Ricky Hatton has three children. William went to St. Andrews.
It seems like everyone has three and four children in Great Britain.
(January 17, 2021)
This is from Dante's Inferno. Notice that the main character faints because he has a heard a sound. The sound is wailing voices. It's about literature and sounds we hear. "There, barring their way, is the hideous figure of Minos, the bestial judge of Dante's underworld; but after strong words from Virgil, the poets are allowed to pass into the dark space of this circle, where can be heard the wailing voices...the Pilgrim asks to speak to two figures he sees together." "At the end of the scene, the Pilgrim, who has been overcome by pity for the lovers, faints to the ground." (January 17, 2021)
"The souls here, including Virgil, suffer no physical torment, but they must live, in desire, without hope of seeing God." "As they come closer to the light, the Pilgrim perceives a splendid castle where the greatest non-Christian thinkers dwell together with other famous historical figures." "But soon they must leave; and the poets move from the radiance of the castle toward the fearful encompassing darkness." This is from Dante's Inferno. There are different images of daylight. Conceptually, we might get up early in the morning. It reminds of the Protestant work ethic. There are ethical discussions having to do with the time of day that we work. Farmers might have to get up early. It pertains to what we do for a living sometimes about daylight hours. (January 17, 2021)
This is from Dante's Inferno. Notice the mention of him walking and losing his balance. Also, they meet a boatman at the River Acheron.
Terrified at being alone in so dismal a valley, he wanders until he comes to a hill bathed in sunlight, and his fear begins to leave him. But when he starts to climb the hill his path is blocked by three fierce beasts: first a LEOPARD, then a LION, and finally a SHE-WOLF that fills him with fear and drives him back down to the sunless wood.
The Pilgrim recognizes several of these shades but mentions none by name. Next they come to the River Acheron where they are greeted by the infernal boatman CHARON. Among those doomed souls who are to be ferried across the river, Charon sees the living man and challenges him, but Virgil lets it be known that his companion must pass. Then across the landscape rushes a howling wind which blasts the Pilgrim out of his senses, and he falls to the ground.
Turn itself back to rebehold the pass which never yet a living person left. After my weary body I had rested, the way resumed I on the desert slope, so that the firm foot ever was the lower. And lo! Almost where the ascent began, a panther light and swift exceedingly, which with a spotted skin was covered o'er! And never moved she from before my face, nay, rather did impede so much my way, that many times I to return had turned.
It's the British army, the intelligence community, and the embassy. With my own self, I will always hope they close down the British embassy here in Washington, DC. It's because of Coleen Rooney having four kids. I don't like that the Americans had to watch William's wedding and then Kate had three kids. I don't like that the army has tattoos. The British embassy here in Washington, DC isn't well liked. It's St. Andrews and Kate's kids. I kind of can't do it. (January 17, 2021)
I am from Texas. I went to UT-Austin. Wayne Rooney is famous in Texas. He says that he played in a tournament in Dallas when he was little. It might be that the media followed his career even since then. It's also famous in Texas that Wayne Rooney is friends with Ricky Hatton. Ricky Hatton was born in Manchester, England in 1978. Wayne is younger. I'm 37. Wayne is younger than I am. I am reading that Ricky Hatton has a longtime cocaine addiction. He has three children. Wayne has four children. I don't have any children.
Donna Welles, No children. I'm from Texas.
Wayne Rooney, Four children. Wayne is from Liverpool, England.
Ricky Hatton, Three children. Ricky is from Manchester, England.
(January 17, 2021)
Ricky Hatton has my same birthday, October 6. But he was born in 1978 in Manchester. I was born in 1983 in North Carolina. (January 17, 2021)
"Former WBA light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton of Manchester, England tearfully confessed to a year-long addiction to cocaine. In his heart-to-heart talk with his fiancee Jeniffer Dooley, Hatton admitted being addicted to cocaine which is considered in UK as class A drug. The British boxing icon has promised he will enter a rehab clinic next week. Hatton was caught on video snorting cocaine during a binge drinking session in Manchester, England. The former welterweight king has reportedly been struggling with life outside the ring. His devastating loss to Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao over a year ago marked the beginning of his involvement in drugs and alcohol." This is about Ricky Hatton. Notice it says that he's been addicted to drugs. Hatton was born in Manchester, England in 1978. (January 17, 2021)
"Every hour I hear a command about cleaning. Every day at noon I hear a command to brush my hair. It's Spanish soldiers using German-made radios. The Virginians are ethnically Prussian. Germans clean once a day. They have some habit about a cleaning chore they'll do around the house every day. That is a German pace and lifestyle. It seems like the Virginians are on a general strike. The Virginians seem to lobby to import German-made radios. The newspaper has been reporting that the Pentagon is nonresponsive to press queries, for example. It's not really clear why the Spanish infantry is sending radio messages to Washington, DC. It must be also that Spanish infantrymen attend German military academies. Consistently, every hour I hear a command to clean something. Once a day I hear a command to brush my hair." (January 17, 2021)
EITHER play sports OR clean every day.
Virginians don't play sports but they clean every day.
Texans play sports and they clean once a week.
Many people arrived in Virginia from Prussia in the early nineteenth century.
(January 17, 2021)
I am writing about the British. I know three people, they're all men. Eliot lives in Texas. Randy is a Virginian. James is a British national who lives in Georgetown. Eliot went to my high school. Years ago I would go over to his house over the holidays. The family sits as a group and slowly opens each present. It's a pace that made me nauseous. Every gift would be slowly unwrapped and discussed. And then we would move on to the next gift. It would take hours to open all the gifts. I sometimes think about those days and I get nauseous thinking about sitting for so long. Eliot's relatives has immigrated to Houston from Stuttgart, Germany. Randy is my uncle, he married my dad's sister. He's originally from Warm Springs, Virginia. He went to UVA for medical school. When I visit them I get the sense that people are required to do strange chores around the house. It's as though the kids get to live there so long as they do strange chores. The household divides up the chores, and everyone does each chore. It's a sense that if Randy's own kids don't do the chores, they might get kicked out of the house. I felt weird when I had to do the chores because I wondered what would happen if I didn't do them. I'm Randy's niece. Finally, locally there is a man from England named James. James lives in Georgetown and he is a tax attorney. His daughter is thirty years old and she lives in the house. It's a large house in Georgetown. His daughter has to do weird chores around the house like my cousins. James went to Cambridge University. I think it means that Cambridge should have some scrutiny. I am sensitive to household dynamics about chores in exchange to live in a home. James has this daughter who is thirty years old. I don't want her to do weird chores around the house. My grandpa went to Oxford.
At my house when I was little, there was only a group effort to clean the house on Saturday mornings. Only on Saturday mornings, the entire house was cleaned. The rest of the week was for school and sports, etc. We cleaned the entire house every Saturday morning. There were never chores on any day but that. Germans clean their homes every day. Italians clean once a week. My mom is from Indiana. Her brother went to Michigan State.
"Pentagon chief orders NSA to install lawyer" "Acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller ordered the director of the National Security Agency to install on Saturday a former GOP political operative as the NSA's top lawyer..." The Washington Post is reporting on the Pentagon. It's possible there are labor strikes in the building. A few weeks ago there were reports that Biden staffers were not able to access certain areas of the building. (January 17, 2021)
"'Insider attack' leaves 12 dead in Afghan militia" "At least two members of an Afghan militia opened fire on their fellow militiamen in the western province of Herat..." The Washington Post is reporting on Kabul. There are defense contractors in Virginia who make a living coordinating military operations with the Pashtun tribesmen. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. (January 17, 2021)
"The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are preparing for the most comprehensive winter drill in recent years, the military said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces will also attend the drills that will take place in Turkey's eastern Kars province." The Turkish news is reporting on Baku. It might be the same airbases in both countries that manage infantry movements. The Germans maintain airbases in Anatolia. (January 17, 2021)
"The Dutch government has submitted its resignation, accepting the responsibility for a scandal wherein thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud." The Bulgarian news is reporting on Amsterdam. There are routes to Manchester from the Lowlands. Historically, Prussian merchants trade by way of these ports. Prussia is in Germany and Poland. It might be labor unions in the Netherlands that have committed fraud. (January 17, 2021)
This month there have been these events:
Plane crash and earthquake in Indonesia
Earthquake and extreme cold weather in Bulgaria
The Germans have developed radios that can send long distance transmissions with precision. It might be space weapons. It's not well understood about space weapons and their capabilities. (January 17, 2021)
"They commonly employed 12cm and even larger mortars in great quantities, which were heavier than the mortars used by the Germans during the first years of the war in the East." This is from a book about German tank operations in Ukraine in 1943. Notice the mention of mortars. (January 16, 2021)
"The French Consul, she cried, was perfectly right to seek the company of Jews who were better educated than these Turkish Catholics. She came up to him and demanded to know whether he was a consul-general or a sacristan. She swore never again to set foot either in the Dolats church or in the parsonage." This is from 'Bosnian Chronicle' by Ivo Andric. Notice the mention of Turkish Catholics. The Germans maintain airbases in Anatolia. (January 16, 2021)
"The suspect is alleged to have designed schemes to provide the government of President Maduro with much-needed illicit cash flows in the face of US sanctions. The US Justice Department charged him two years ago with running a global multi-million dollar money laundering operation that diverted Venezuelan state funds to overseas accounts." The BBC is reporting on Venezuela. There are tank driving schools and military bases in Maracay, Venezuela. It seems like the Germans send tanks to Caracas from the Gulf of Danzig. (January 16, 2021)
I am reading in the BBC about Chinese textile factories. I have never been to China. It's famous about the police there. I'm always amazed that people travel to China and they're not afraid of the dangers there. It seems like China is a dangerous place. I wouldn't go to China if it was a free trip. I would be afraid to visit China. (January 16, 2021)
"The China Daily report focuses on an altercation outside the front gate of a textile factory in the city of Kuqa, where the BBC team was surrounded by a group of managers and local officials." The BBC is reporting on Beijing. Notice this description of textile factories in China. There have been tank battles in North Korea. It might be that the Germans send weaponry to Pyongyang from Lubeck. Lubeck, Germany seems to serve as a regional hub for German naval vessels. (January 16, 2021)
"A satellite photo, dated May 2019, shows a large group of people being moved between the Kuqa textile factory and a re-education camp located next door, complete with a watchtower and internal security walls."
"The China Daily, which refers to the camp by the official terminology as a 'Vocational Training Centre' suggests our attempt to film was pointless because, they say, it closed in October 2019."
"Vases of imitation porcelain were ordered from Vienna, and bargain candelabra and gilded twigs, all cheap and tasteless junk but a rare novelty in these parts. From Zagreb they obtained some embroidered brocade stoles and chasubles, made by the nuns of that city, which the Consul's wife donated to the monastery at Gucha Gora and to the priests of the village churches around Travnik." This is from 'Bosnian Chronicle' by Ivo Andric. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It's controversial about German trade through the Balkans. (January 16, 2021)
Marko Djuric is the Serbian ambassador to the United States. He just got here a few weeks ago. He went to the University of Belgrade School of Law. He put a video on Twitter today about the history of the relationship between Belgrade and Washington, DC. This is the 140th anniversary of bilateral relations. It's controversial about German trade through the Balkans.
When there is tension between Washington, DC and Belgrade, it pertains to the ports in the Balkans.
Bosnia trades in mark.
Albania has strategic ports and railroads.
Venice is an Italian port near the Balkans.
As there is tension in Serbian relations with Washington, DC, there is German trade through the Balkans.
When there is not German trade through the Balkans, there is not tension in Serbian relations.
German trade through the Balkans, regional tension. (January 16, 2021)
"President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev Saturday. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional developments." The Turkish news is reporting on Baku. It seems like there are belligerent radio signals coming from Anatolia. The Germans maintain airbases in Turkey. (January 16, 2021)
These are photos of the intersection of 23rd Street and Q Street NW in Washington, DC. The Embassy of Romania is across the street from the Turkish ambassador residence. A few years ago the Washington Post reported on the Turkish building and Sheridan Circle. President Erdogan visited along with his bodyguards. It was the bureau that stopped the group and searched the bodyguards. (January 16, 2021)
"Tuesday's clash involving protesters and security guards for visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prompted outrage by local and U.S. officials who accused the guards of using violence to quell what had been a peaceful demonstration in Northwest Washington."
"Included in the police search are members of Erdogan's armed protective detail, according to two people with direct knowledge of the case. Police are working with the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Secret Service to identify people seen on videos and obtain arrest warrants, even as they anticipated thorny issues involving diplomatic immunity or the special status afforded to those who guard visiting heads of state." [May 17, 2017]
My grandpa's sister, Mabel Welles, married a medieval studies scholar named Charles Owen. He had been in the United States Army. Uncle Charlie was a professor at the University of Connecticut. I am a Russian scholar. I'm from Texas. I live here in Washington, DC. I know a woman locally who is a medieval scholar and she went to Yale for undergrad. She uses strange words for Russia. It makes me feel strange the words she uses for Russia. Today I am discussing a medieval Russian poem, 'The Song of Igor's Campaign'. This woman locally who went to Yale hasn't heard of it. I am not sure about Yale and the academic standards there. Conceptually, there exists a single medieval Russian poem. It's about the Mongolian invasion. And this woman hasn't heard of it. For a living she is a medieval studies scholar and she did go to Yale. Another detail, is that locally I have a gym membership and I go swimming at the gym pool. She doesn't. So the Yale kids don't always spend money on gym memberships. My intention is to discuss Yale as a academic institution. (January 16, 2021)
The Washington Post is reporting on Kabul. There are defense contractors in Virginia who make a living coordinating military operations with the Pashtun tribesmen. The Virginians make high salaries. "U.S. troops in Afghanistan reduced to 2,500" "But violence is increasing in many parts of Afghanistan..." "Others said the troop cuts would violate the deal with the Taliban..." (January 16, 2021)
"Pentagon officials, in turn, have said local officials and authorities at the Capitol sought only limited help ahead of time from the D.C. National Guard - which because D.C. is not a state is commanded by the Defense Department - had unrealistic expectations about how quickly a force of part-time soldiers can deploy." The Washington Post is reporting on the Pentagon. There might be labor strikes in the building. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. The Pentagon is across the river in Arlington, Virginia. (January 16, 2021)
"East Germany. The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was proclaimed in the Soviet sector of Berlin Oct. 7, 1949. It was declared fully sovereign in 1954, but Soviet troops remained. Coincident with the entrance of West Germany into the European defense community in 1952, the East German government decreed a prohibited zone 3 mi deep along its 600-mi border with West Germany and cut Berlin's telephone system in two. Berlin was further divided by erection of a fortified wall in 1961, after over 3 mil East Germans had fled to the West. The oppressive Communist regime maintained control through the state security police, known as the Stasi. By the early 1970s, the economy of East Germany was highly industrialized, and the nation was credited with the highest standard of living among Warsaw Pact countries. Growth slowed in the late 1970s, because of shortages of natural resources and labor, and a huge debt. Comparison with the lifestyle in the West caused many young people to emigrate. In the late 1980s the government firmly resisted following the USSR's policy of openness (glasnost), but was faced with nationwide demonstrations demanding reform. Pres. Erich Honecker, in office since 1976, was forced to resign Oct. 18, 1989. On Nov. 9, the East German government announced its decision to open the border with the West, signaling the end of the Berlin Wall. On Aug. 23, 1990, the East German parliament agreed to unify with West Germany; this occurred Oct. 3." This is from the 2013 World Almanac. It's the entry for East Germany. Notice the description of the state security police, the Stasi. (January 16, 2021)
"The chancellor is due to hold talks with regional leaders of Germany's 16 states on Tuesday, as new infections remain stubbornly high despite a partial lockdown since mid-December." The German news is reporting on Brandenburg. Notice how there are sixteen German states. Lubeck, Germany is a port near Poland. Dresden, Germany is near the Czech Republic. (January 16, 2021)
"In the absence of German planes, only antiaircraft weapons of 20mm or larger were consistently effective against these heavily armored fighter-bombers." This is from a book about German tank operations in Ukraine in 1943. Notice the mention of antiaircraft weapons. (January 15, 2021)
"The German artillery and antitank positions in the depth of the defenses remained intact because the Soviets were not able to penetrate deep enough to force any relocation of the guns. In many situations, if German artillery support remained organized and shells were in sufficient supply, it was difficult and costly for the Soviets to make infantry attacks." This is from a book about German tank operations in Ukraine in 1943. Notice the mention of German antitank positions. (January 15, 2021)
Virginia is formally the 'Old Dominion'. It is the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many people in the area arrived from Prussia in the early nineteenth century. Prussia is in Germany's eastern provinces and Poland. Berlin is the seat of Prussia.
Warsaw is the capital of Poland. Warsaw is inland. Gdansk, Poland and Lubeck, Germany are ports on the Baltic. Sea. It's possible that Lubeck serves as a regional hub for German naval vessels. In the 1930's the Germans tested tanks near the Gulf of Danzig. The Blockade of Leningrad resulted from tanks that went north from the Gulf of Danzig. Leningrad is today Saint Petersburg. The city is also a port on the Baltic Sea.
It might be that the Virginians are ethnically Prussian. The laws in Virginia are friendly to labor unions. Last summer there were labor strikes in Germany. There might be labor strikes in Virginia that go unreported. The defense budget is vulnerable to labor unions and labor strikes. The Pentagon is located in Arlington, Virginia. It's controversial generally about labor leaders working at the Pentagon.
In East Berlin there were accounts about a large communications relay. In Poland there are large airbases. It's famous in modern history about the trade between Warsaw and Dublin, Ireland. Belfast, Dublin, and Galway are Irish ports. The radio towers in Warsaw might manage this trade with Irish ports. Additionally, there might be labor leaders who manage trade between Lubeck, Warsaw, and Dublin.
In terms of history, there are routes to Virginia from Ireland. Labor unions in Ireland might network with the Virginians about labor issues. It used to be that labor in Ireland was organized around child labor. The first labor unions registered in Canada were French-speaking Catholic labor unions in Montreal. In Ireland they were created to manage age and wages.
The Teamsters Union is an ethnically German labor union. A Teamster is a 'car man' or a 'cart man'. The Virginians seem to lobby to import German-made radios. In terms of defense spending, there are complaints about the detainee program and the targeted killing program. In Virginia there are sometimes efforts to upgrade the prisons with defense spending. Last year there was a drone strike in Iraq that was aimed at a two-car convoy. It's controversial generally about drone strikes that are aimed at cars.
The United States Department of Defense is led by the Secretary of Defense. A few weeks ago, there were accounts that Joe Biden's staff members were having trouble accessing certain areas of the Pentagon. The reports said there were 'roadblocks' at the Pentagon. It's not well understood about German-made hardware used by the Defense Department. Also, if there were labor strikes in Germany last summer there might have been labor strikes in Virginia.
Between Lubeck, Germany, Dublin, Ireland, and Virginia there are historic routes traveled by labor leaders. Workers move between these areas. Radio signals are sent between Brandenburg and Virginia. Finally, it seems like police radios are sent from Brandenburg to Virginia by way of Ireland.
There are accounts about the bureau and surveillance hardware. The field office and the Hoover Building are on 4th Street and 9th Street. A few things, (1) it's not clear about defense contractors in the buildings, (2) there might be defense contractors in the buildings at night and on the weekends, (3) there are accounts that the bureau takes pharmaceuticals to operate surveillance hardware. Another thing is that the Virginians are strange about women in police buildings. It's been said that they watch movies using surveillance hardware, for example. (January 15, 2021)
This is how we do.
This is how we do.
This is how we do.
This is how we do.
They call me new money.
They say that I have no class.
Nana told me if I passed I'd get a sheepskin coat
If I can move a few packs I'd get the hat, now that'd be dope
"Ради заштите од уношења заразних болести на територију Републике Србије, од 14. јануара 2021. године, лицима која долазе у Републику Србију из свих држава света, изузев из Републике Албаније, Босне и Херцеговине, Републике Бугарске, Републике Северне Македоније и Црне Горе, дозвољен је улазак у Републику Србију само ако поседују негативан RT-PCR тест на присуство вируса SARS-CoV-2, не старији од 48 часова, издат од стране референтне лабораторије државе из које долазе, односно из које улазе у Републику Србију." "There is an announcement about travel to Serbia. From January 14, 2021, in order to travel to Serbia from different countries, including Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Montenegro, there are tests and timeframes people need to follow. There are laboratories and medical centers that are in charge of the regulations." This is from the Twitter account of the Serbian embassy here in Washington, DC. (January 15, 2021)
It comes from Great Britain. I'm from Texas and I went to UT-Austin. I studied also in Saint Petersburg. The British allow for a command structure in the army that doesn't have much education. I wouldn't accept a commander who didn't have schooling. A British soldier will allow for a dimwitted commanding officer. An American won't as much. I am amazed at how the British are with the Virginians. It's obvious to me that people who live in a swamp and speak creole, would not be great at the army. The British ignore that they live in a swamp and that they speak creole.
American infantrymen: Won't accept commanding officers who are incompetent
British infantrymen: Oddly accept dumb commanding officers
Russian infantrymen: The Russians have engineering schools and they can sense who doesn't have much schooling
(January 15, 2021)
"...Inspector General Michael Horowitz's office said in a statement." "...will examine requests for DOD support leading up to the planned protest and its aftermath at the U.S. Capitol complex, the DOD's response, and whether the DOD's actions were lawful and supported by requirements according to regulations and applicable guidance..." The Washington Post is reporting on the Pentagon. They might be on a labor strike in there. A few weeks ago Biden staffers had a hard time accessing certain parts of the building. The Virginians are German immigrants. The Pentagon is across the river in Arlington, Virginia. (January 15, 2021)
Perryville, Kentucky is in Boyle County. Boyle County is a dry county which means you cannot buy alcohol there. There is a famous civil war battlefield in Perryville. My grandma and her parents, and her brother and his wife lived in Perryville. It's where I spent the summers. Arbor Davis Bottoms was in the United States Army. His wife is named Joanna. She was Joanna Yankee before they were married. The neighbor was named Beauford Bottoms. Everyone called him 'Boots'. Boots had been the mayor. I was there once and Boots came over. He said that his granddaughter, Tracy, showered every day. Joanna heard that and asked Boots if he showered every day. My cousins there moved to Lexington and they went to the University of Kentucky. (January 15, 2021)
There are reports in the news about New York City police officers coming to Washington, DC to assist with the inauguration. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. It's possible that there are efforts locally to 'secure' buildings. For example, the Virginians are strange about women in police buildings. It might be that 'security' is that the women agents can't get into the Hoover Building. The Virginians speak in a regional dialect. There are swamps in Virginia. As the locals are 'securing' the buildings, these policemen from New York City are coming to assist with the inauguration. (January 15, 2021)
"France barred from using drones to enforce pandemic rules" "...banned the use of drone cameras to enforce coronavirus restrictions and for other law enforcement purposes, marking a victory for groups arguing that the pandemic has given rise to excessive surveillance." The Washington Post is reporting on drones used for law enforcement. It's been said that the bureau takes pharmaceuticals to operate surveillance hardware. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. They seem to lobby to import German-made radios. (January 15, 2021)
"North Korea displayed what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at a parade on Thursday (January 14) night, state media reported, capping more than a week of political meetings with a show of military might." The Tashkent news is reporting on Pyongyang. There used to be a large communications relay in East Berlin. It's possible the Germans send radio signals to North Korea about weapons tests. There have been tank battles in North Korea. (January 15, 2021)
"Polish authorities breach the 1994 inter-governmental agreement with Russia on memorials by planning to dismantle or deface the monument to Soviet and Polish paratroopers near Sokolow, Greater Poland Voivodeship, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told a briefing Friday." The Russian news is reporting on Warsaw. Warsaw is inland. The Germans used to test tanks near the Gulf of Danzig. Lubeck, Germany might serve as a regional hub for German naval vessels. (January 15, 2021)
"The New York City Police Department intends to send 200 officers to Washington to assist in providing security during the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden, the New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner John Miller said." The Russian news is reporting on the White House. There are concerns about organized labor in Virginia. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. Last summer there were labor strikes in Germany. (January 15, 2021)
"In cooperation with several experts from Guderian's office, the OKH special staff submitted a report warning not only that the new tanks were uncertain, but also that the advanced season would render the proposed attack on the Kursk salient doubtful of success at the very best, and a possible disaster at worst. Guderian and Field Marshal Manstein both endorsed this report, but to no avail." This is from a book about German tank operations on the western front. Notice the mention of the OKH special staff. (January 15, 2021)
The Washington Capitals are playing tonight. They're leading 2-1 after the first period. TJ Oshie scored. He's from Everett, Washington which is near Seattle. Zdeno Chara has one shot on goal. This is the first game of the season. (January 14, 2021)
It's hard here in Washington, DC because the British have so many kids. British couples have three and four children. I think in Ireland they have more than that. It's overwhelming to think about the British economy and British couples having so many children. To think about living in London, every British couple has three and four children. It makes me kind of sick thinking about British women being pregnant so much. (January 14, 2021)
It seems like it's a dilemma of modern times about the British. It's as though a British man, in his life must be a father. The British seem like they cannot read. They spend the time being parents instead of reading. If a man walks this earth, and he is holistically a father. It's strange in Britain about the men and being dads. They seem to have a compulsion to get women pregnant. It's not well understood about the British and their need to be parents.
My grandpa was Sam Welles. He went to Princeton and he was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He was a diplomat during the war and then he worked for Time Inc. My dad was born in New York City. Henry Welles. Born New York City. 1956. They lived in Pelham, New York which is a suburb. My grandpa was a Senior Editor at Time. He lost his job. They sold the house. They retired in North Carolina. I was born in North Carolina. We moved to Texas because my dad went to the LBJ School. He got a job working for the Texas state government. I went to Austin public schools and then UT-Austin. My friend from school works at Los Alamos. I live here in Washington, DC now. I've been here since I went to graduate school at Georgia Tech. I try to work really hard because we were gone so to speak from the east coast for so long. They sold the house in Pelham in the 1970s or so. That's when they moved to North Carolina. The Bush twins also went to Austin public schools, but we went to different schools. I went to Lyndon Johnson High School and they went to Austin High School. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UT-Austin in 2005. (January 14, 2021)
These are photos of me and Ray Liotta. He's from New Jersey. I grew up in Texas but I live here in Washington, DC. Both my grandpa and his brother went to Princeton. I went to UT-Austin.
Donna Welles. January 14, 2021
The British walk this earth. They might think they're supposed to be parents. And then it's strange about work and dating.
If there are two infantrymen, a British soldier and an American. The British soldier wants his girlfriend pregnant. The American wants his girlfriend to look nice. There are real problems when the British and the Americans coordinate between the armies. It might be Scottish Protestantism. I have a hard time here in Washington, DC because the British talk about being married so much. It might be that British English allows for conversation about marriages and child raising. (January 14, 2021)
I am writing about New Jersey. Ray Liotta is from New Jersey. He's Henry Hill in 'Goodfellas' (1990). It's a Martin Scorsese film. He has a girlfriend in the movie named Janice Rossi. Gina Mastrogiacomo is the actress that played Janice. When Wayne Rooney was here there were media reports about Coleen Rooney. The description is that Coleen would wear her engagement ring to dinner, and then she would move in such a way that she was sending a signal to Wayne. They have four kids. It's as though Coleen does this to signal to Wayne that she's ready to have another baby. "British girls have a specific move they do when they're ready to have another baby." There are real cultural differences between the British and the Americans. The British seem to really like making girls pregnant. British men, want to make women pregnant. I think Italians want their girlfriends to look nice. Men might, (1) want their girlfriends to look nice, or (2) want to make their girlfriends pregnant. Italian men want their girlfriends to look nice. The British want their girlfriends to make a baby. (January 14, 2021)
Come on up for the rising.
Come on up with your hands in mine.
Come on up for the rising tonight.
I see Mary in the garden.
May you feel your blood mix with mine.
Sky of mercy sky of fear.
In an exclusive column for the Pavlovic Today, new Serbian Ambassador to the US, Marko Djuric, writes about Serbia's strong partnership with the US.
EXCLUSIVE: New Serbian Ambassador To The US, Marko Djuric, Has A Message for Americans
01/14/21 | By Marko Djuric | The Pavlovic Today
This year marks an important anniversary for The United States and Serbia: 140 years have passed since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two great nations.
In 1881, when just a handful of modern countries even existed (slightly more than two dozen, at the time), our two nations were already exchanging envoys, trading, and signing international treaties, some of which are still in place to this very day. Through both World Wars, relations between Serbia and The United States remained steadfast, as millions of Serbs fought alongside Americans for values held in common by the two peoples.
Freedom-loving, like Americans, millions of Serbian people, forced by hardship at home and motivated by freedom, have made their way to the United States of America over the years. Here, they've enriched history.
Their names are now engraved in the hallway of the American dream. Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating current electricity, which we all use every day. Pupin, the inventor of long-range wireless telecommunications. NBA's Vlade Divac and Nikola Jokic, to name a few. Them, along with many thousands of Serbian doctors, nurses, engineers, construction workers, and university professors who gave their contribution to the American nation, became a part of it, and made it a better place.
During the past 140 years, our countries have been treading along a common path. A path that was rocky and challenging at times, especially during the nineteen-nineties, but it was and still remains a path of a long partnership, crucial alliances, and common values we share.
Serbs are, in my opinion, in terms of mentality, more similar to Americans than many other European nations. I would go out on a limb to say probably more similar than we are ready to admit ourselves, even though Serbia's neighboring countries may be geographically closer.
After three decades of internal, self-inflicted suffering in the face of the breakup of Yugoslavia, Serbia finally has a good thing going on. I write these lines hopeful that we will be able not only to be a part of this momentum, but also to capitalize on this.
Due to comprehensive reforms devised and implemented by President Aleksandar Vucic, Serbia was able, in just seven years, to rise from the verge of bankruptcy. Precisely from a budget deficit rate of 6.4% of GDP and an unemployment rate of 26.7% in 2014 to to the first place in Europe, in terms of GDP growth in quarters 1, 2, and 3 of 2020. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate has been reduced to 7.9%, with a steady three-year surplus and macroeconomic stability which is repeatedly praised by relevant IFO indicators and top executives.
Along with abundant incentives for foreign investors, this has led to Serbia becoming a destination that has attracted more foreign direct investments in 2019 and 2020 than the entire Western Balkan region combined.
Having just arrived in Washington DC a couple of weeks ago, I've learned already that a restaurant that serves Serbian cuisine and drinks has been ranked as one of the most popular restaurants in DC. Our national cuisine reflects the warmth of Serbian spirit and hospitality.
I invite you to embark with me and my new, enlarged team at the Serbian Embassy in DC on a worthy journey of transforming a long standing partnership between Serbia and the United States into something even more meaningful and substantial.
A new relation that will let us continuously discover new areas of cooperation in promoting peace and stability in our part of the world, a relation that will provide new economic opportunities from the nail pin of Southeastern Europe. Our 140th anniversary is a remarkable historical jubilee not many countries can boast about. I believe I am not exaggerating when I say that the stars are aligned for us to take part in the opening of a new, unprecedented chapter of mutually beneficial friendship and cooperation.
From here on, onwards and upwards, my friends.
"Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of the Capitol riot" "Most of the individuals are suspected white supremacists" "The presence of so many watchlisted people in one place - without more robust security measures..." The Washington Post is reporting on the bureau. There are tales about the bureau and surveillance hardware. It's been said that they take pharmaceuticals to operate surveillance hardware. Some of these officials might be on a labor strike. The Virginians work for labor unions. (January 14, 2021)
It's famous about the labor unions in Virginia.
The prisons are sometimes upgraded with defense spending.
The Virginians are German immigrants.
Many Virginians arrived in the area from Prussia in the early nineteenth century.
There is sometimes collective bargaining.
It might be that collective bargaining takes the form of a war game locally.
It's been said that the bureau takes pharmeceuticals to operate surveillance hardware.
There might be labor strikes in Virginia.
It's not clear about labor strikes that are unreported.
Last summer there were labor strikes in Germany.
The Virginians seem to lobby to import German-made radios.
The bureau seems strange about women in the buildings.
(January 14, 2021)
"Pentagon officials say they must balance needs in the nation's capital against those in states." The Washington Post is reporting on the Pentagon. A few weeks ago there were accounts that Biden staffers weren't allowed access to certain parts of the building. They might be in there on a labor strike. The Virginians are German immigrants and they work for labor unions. (January 14, 2021)
"Israeli warplanes hit Iranian military positions in Syria in nighttime raids" "Tensions amid peace talks prompt calls for interim Afghan government" The Washington Post is reporting on Damascus. There are defense contractors in Virginia who make a living coordinating military operations with the Pashtun tribesmen. The Virginians are ethnically Prussian and they speak in a regional dialect. There are complaints about salaries and formal education. (January 14, 2021)
"Biden accuses White House of hindering his team" "He cites 'roadblocks' at OMB, Pentagon" The Washington Post is reporting on the White House. Last week there were reports that staffers weren't allowed into the Pentagon. It might be that the Virginians are on a general strike. There were labor strikes this summer in Germany. (December 29, 2020)