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Happy Coming NY’s Eve!

I have broken with tradition to celebrate  the newborn year at home, under Christmas tree, surrounded by bowls of salad Olivier. I am joining Jesse’s party at Gander. Planning to take pictures until defeated by open bar.

Where will you be partying at midnight? I wish you all, rare readers(c), fun evening and a prosperous new year ahead!

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А у меня…

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Чёрно-бело не носить

Что было сегодня хорошего:

-несколько человек в офисе Клиента прислали хвалебные emails по поводу расставания (закончился мой контракт), в т.ч. те, от которых не ожидала.

Цитата:

I think I can say on behalf of all of us Thank you‎! Thank you for your professionalism, your insight and your direction. Our time working together has been a pleasure and you will be missed. I hope our paths will cross again in the near future.

-кажется, я купила чУдный билет в центр партера на Севильского Цирюльника в Мете на 13е. Поверю, когда мне приедет по почте конвертик.

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…at Forward, of all places.

-Classic Christian Anti-Semite against Left Conservative Jew. [Complete with accusation that Jews have been “bloodsucking” Christian countries from the time immemorial. And not allowing Christians to practice their faith openly in contemporary Israel]

-Christian Bigot Matriarch against Gay Man

-Everyone present against anyone with remotely Russian-sounding moniker.

– Catholic Grammar Nazi against Protestant Heathen Who Does Not Use Proper Grammar

Enjoy the 963 comments!

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Неожиданно

…вкусно получается борщ с брюссельской капустой вместо вилковой. Разрежьте кочанчики на половинки (если большие, на четвертинки), и закладывайте перед картошкой, вместо после.

Отлично, граждане.

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Дорогие знакомые, друзья и приятели (friends; friends off-; mutual and not):

если вы хотите переехать на dreamwidth, имейте в виду мои координаты здесь: http://eta-ta.dreamwidth.org/profile

А лучше – зарегистрируйтесь на wordpress под любым моим постом (один раз) и вы сможете всегда комментировать в моём блоге, без опасения быть выслеженными с Лубянки.

Я всегда рада вашим письмам, посланным на besed_ka@verizon.net

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On a second thought:

Alert:

Someone just changed the e-mail address for your LiveJournal.com account “eta_ta”. (Ага. Я и есть тот “someone”)
time and date of request: 14:43 24/12/2016
ip: ……………
old email:xxxx@yyyy
new email: besed_ka@verizon.net

Плюс, на всякий гэбэшный – поменяйте свои логины с пассвордами и на старой почте, и на новой. По крайней мере – не повредит.

UPD

Отчего-то верификация с ЖЖ в verizon не проходит. Так что ко мне не будут комменты ходить…пока никакого другого решения не вижу.

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Ну что, жгите письма. В смысле – личку. В смысле – перекопируйте себе куда-то всякие супер-секретные сообщения с адресами, а потом delete всё калёной метлой.

Хотя это действие чисто косметическое, и даёт удовлетворение всего на пару минут…

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Это ж

…сколько там в России дубовых антисемитов! Впрочем, логично: те не-евреи, кто хоть насколько-то приличные люди, уехали в другие страны, осталось самое оно, кондовое, вонючее, безмозглое, подлое дерьмо

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You Democrats don’t just need to reform your gun policy, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present policy looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

You Democrats don’t just need to reform your rhetoric about racism and sexism, you need to reform your attitude towards the voters to a place from which your present rhetoric looks as vicious and absurd as it does to them.

It’s all of a piece. You’ve forgotten how to be the party of the people. Trump was the price of that forgetfulness. Now, you need to relearn it, for all our sakes.

The alternative is that something like the Republicans, or possibly worse, dominates American politics for the foreseeable future. I don’t want that, and you should fear it more than I do.

So get your act together now.

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[H/t to stas]

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Neige, neige

Покраденая у жж-левконои картинка Хирощиге – для привлечения внимания.

Вон та бедолага в мокроступах по слякоти – это я и есть. Но без зонтика. Взамен –  с 2 обьёмными баулами для сдачи в Salvation Army: L с 2 подушками, R с зимней курткой и крупповской эспрессоваркой. Все предметы в приличном состоянии, просто надоели за много лет отношений.

Ну и наряд у меня был немного другой: после благотворительного долга намеревалась попотеть в gym-е; соответствуще обулась в кроссовки. И как вышла, добрела до 2го перекрёстка, покрытого снежной жижей на фут, так и повернула обратно. Не героиня, нет. Вместо культурного тягания гирь займусь домашней накачкой мускулов: стирка-уборка-готовка, вот это всё. Благотворительный долг отдам через неделю, не прокиснет.

А так-то да, за окошком с утра было красиво. Первый снег. Зимняя сказка.img_0070

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Debate

Came from TheSohoForum debate between Christopher Preble (!) and Richard Epstein (!!!). The topic (and resolution, since R.E. won):

 “The United States should be prepared to use force in defense of friendly nations even when not subject to the direct threat of force.”

Broadcast guys from C-SPAN were taping, so look up their programming.

I am in owe. No, rapture would be closer. Haven’t been at the event as free-thinking, the atmosphere as intelligent, the participants as eloquent and brilliant since…since before the Recession. When I listened to talk by David Friedman; read: 7 yrs at least.

Boy, how I longed for it – only when one gets it back, it suddenly becomes clear: yes! this is what was missing in my by-necessity over-cautious life.

Thank you for the pointer, Gerard.

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…мнение, что yakov_a_jerkov  – хоть и левый, но вменяемый; не чужд логике; способен на разговор по существу?

Как вам такой диалог:

ббб (в треде под постом Якова, 3-му лицу): “друзья нашего хозяина, похоже, пошли здесь по традиционному пути – обсуждать мою глупость, подлость и прочие многочисленные недостатки […]”

Яков: “А Вы — мой друг?”

Вот скажите, что должно быть в голове, чтобы вывести подобное следствие из приведённой фразы?

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Нет, что ни говорите, а Mаркс прав: (more…)

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Позитив

Что же у нас сегодня было плохого хорошего?

Shopping!

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LJ-user traveller2 :отпишитесь от моего синдикатного журнала. Мне противно, что вы касаетесь взглядом моих слов.

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Note on pain and suffering

High-compression hose is an instrument of torture.

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[Arsonists] were cruising the city and throwing explosive packages from the car windows – at people, gas stations, neighborhood electrical transformer stations and natural gas lines...”

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They write from Miami

[from Babalu blog’s Carlos Eire]

Alas, there is often little or no justice in this world. Stalin and Mao never came anywhere near paying for crimes of such magnitude that they cannot really be fathomed except as statistics. But then, even if those monsters had been called to account, how could they possibly have paid? What punishment, what suffering, no matter how horrible, could they have been put through that would have made up for the suffering and destruction of millions? Castro’s victims are numerically less, since he had far fewer subjects in his domain, but proportionately their amount is as great or greater. And yet, to the appalled and bitter astonishment of the Cuban people, most of the world blithely condoned and effectively enabled Castro’s deeds, not just at the romantic and delirious beginning but all along, down to the present day.[..]

So Fidel is dead, but only because of a biological imperative–there is no victory in it. He lasted plenty and caused incalculable harm, much more than will ever be fully known or documented, let alone duly acknowledged (especially by those directly or indirectly complicit in it). He got his way, after all. Many of his victims or their descendants may feast and toast over his demise, which no one is entitled to begrudge them, but I do not feel like celebrating. It is much too little, far too late. The awful damage is done, and much of it cannot be undone. However, while the tyrant cheated human justice, he cannot escape God’s. May Cuba manage, in time, to exorcise the evil personified, fostered and propagated by this abominable man, surely the worst and most destructive one in Cuba’s history.

Asombra

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Да!

Хочу в Израиль, на месяц в Париж, что-нибудь красивое, чтобы маникюр и педикюр появлялись сами собой, пройти уже этот экзамен и стать успешным иллюстратором, бросить работу, чаю и кекс. про собаку даже не пишу.

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Giving thanks

While whole country is hurriedly basting turkeys in preparation for a family feast one department of Federal Government occupies themselves with bearing gifts to struggling population – rain or shine, holiday or not, they are serving as messengers of giving back to community.

10min ago I received a call from 206 area code. The woman, calling herself Flora, had a soft-consonant accent, possibly Romanian – but I’m not entirely sure – and announced that she calls on behalf of Federal Grants Department.

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…searching my own comments in blogosphere, as a reminder to myself [“oh, where did I said something like this before?!”], I found this amusing exchange.

A biscuit to first reader who’ll spot the name of [unimaginable-then] our President Elect.

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Achievement?

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T

We’ve met at my first big architectural company: I, a junior designer, and T – a project architect with 15 yrs practice. She helped me, she was my mentor and confidant. She gave me my first reference. We became friends, and continued to be for 16 years. On Monday I called to invite her and her husband to my son’s wedding.

The phone was discontinued.

I search my cell for her husband’s number –  and when he answered, asked why T doesn’t pick up.

-She is gone, – he said. -Her cancer returned, and it was quick.

T. never smoked.

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