AN AMERICAN IN SERBIA: WHAT LIVING IN BELGRADE IS LIKE AFTER 50 YEARS

Buying a car in Serbia: NIGHTMARE ON FOUR WHEELS About one year ago, I arrived in Serbia. The idea was to see what living in my native city for about six months would be like after spending nearly half a century in America. Well, best laid plans of mice and men... Three months after my arrival, I married my landlady. A temporary living arrangement became a permanent wedlock. I grew a beard. I still wear it. I lost some weight. Healthier food and lifestyle, I suppose. Those were some of the good things. The rest... well, it was a culture shock. So much rudeness. So much intolerance. So much senseless bureaucracy. So much paper. So many loose cats and dogs. After seven months in Belgrade, my wife and I went back to Arizona. We spent four months at our Scottsdale home. This time, it was my wife's turn to experience a reverse culture shock - that of kindness with which everyone treated her. And how neat and clean everything was. Now we are back in Belgrade for the summer. And the culture shock continues for me.

I HAD QUIT (FB, Twitter) OVER CENSORSHIP; INFOWARS NOW BLOCKED

NOTE FROM EDITOR: Today's RT.COM OpEd elicited my response which was also published at their website (see below). I am also republishing here my Feb 3, 2018 editorial about quitting Facebook and Twitter (in 2016). Chilling precedent? InfoWars block exposes Big Tech as no friend of free speech (RT.COM, Aug 7)  Excellent OpEd! Kudos to Nebojsa …

SERBIA REMEMBERS NIKOLAI II… AND HONORS RUSSIAN CZAR AND HIS FAMILY, SLAIN 100 YEARS AGO

An exclusive special video news report from the streets of Belgrade
When I went to Saint Marko cathedral on July 12 to light a candles for my father and brother, as I usually do, I also stopped at the nearby Russian Holy Trinity church. A sign on the door said that there was going to be special liturgy on July 17 at 11:00 to commemorate the last Russian Csar, Nikolai II.

PUTIN SLAMS AUSTRIAN INTERVIEWER IN GERMAN FOR BADGERING HIM

Russian president offers a lesson in belligerent media handling Trump could learn from Vladimir Putin's interview with Armin Wolf, a reporter with the Austrian state ORF TV channel, in advance of the Russian president's today's visit to Austria, was a work of art. As if to justify his last name, the reporter attacked Putin like …

A VOLTAIRE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Famous French playwright and satirist would have reveled in what happened today in Washington, DC Oh, I could just see François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), known by his nom de plume (pen name) Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer, rolling with laughter today, and slapping his knees for joy, were he able to witness in person what happened today at the White House. Because farce …

HOW THE BRITS, NOT THE RUSSIANS, FIXED THE US ELECTION 2016

...AND HOISTED TRUMP UPON THE WORLD  Alexander Nix This is a fascinating story from today's Guardian (London). This update includes two "must watch" videos - one by UK's Channel 4, which did undercover recording to expose the Cambridge Analytica methods of data gathering and mass election manipulations. And another - a firsthand account of the …

HIGH COST SPYING AND BETRAYAL: FACEBOOK DOWN $60 BILLION!

Facebook, Twitter shares tank in light of Cambridge Analytica exposé Establishment duplicity: When Facebook ‘allowed’ Obama campaign to mine data in 2012, mainstream media, stock market cheered Facebook and Twitter both took a beating on the stock market today. By early afternoon, Facebook had lost about $60 billion, or over 11% since its closing price on …

TRUMP’S GAFFES: JUST IN JANUARY

TRUMP'S BUMBLING COMMENTS KICK OFF NEW YEAR AND DOMINATE HIS FIRST ANNIVERSARY AS PRESIDENT JAN 7, 2018 US president becomes laughing stock of the world UNRAVELING OF A MEGALOMANIC, NARCISSISTIC, SCHIZOPHRENIC PRESIDENT WHO TRUMPS HIMSELF Trump: I am "a very stable genius"  The controversial book (Fire and Fury) did not expose a megalomanic, narcissistic, schizophrenic …

THE NOTHING PHILOSOPHY, II

Nikki Haley has already shown her willingness to bark on her masters’ command, even at her own boss. Check out this Truth in Media report about the first meeting between Trump and Putin last July (EVEN MELANIA COULD NOT BREAK UP THE TRUMP-PUTIN BONDING - But will Nikki Haley do it? – https://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr).

LET’S DUMP TWITTER

TWITTER DUMPS RT, SPUTNIK ADVERTISING CITING "ELECTION INTERFERENCE" Final nail in free speech coffin in America as Russia's retaliation expected Twitter announced to day that it is banning RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. Twitter cited alleged election interference "on behalf of the Russian government” as the reason. And who …

MY ELECTION 2016 FORECAST: TRUMP TO WIN ON NOV 8! One year later, I can only add one word: “REGRETTABLY” 

ON THIS DAY IN 2016… OCT 24 MY ELECTION FORECAST: TRUMP TO WIN ON NOV 8! One year later, I can only add one word: “REGRETTABLY”  — One year ago today (Oct 24, 2016), Hillary looked invincible. With two weeks to go, “most polls project Hillary Clinton will thump Donald Trump on Nov. 8….” opined both the national and local pollsters. …

SAUDI ARABIA SPURNS US SANCTIONS, SIGNS BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS DEALS DURING KING’S VISIT TO MOSCOW

A game-changing diplomatic move SAUDI ARABIA SPURNS US SANCTIONS, SIGNS BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS DEALS DURING KING'S VISIT TO MOSCOW Slap on the face of US diplomacy shows Washington's waning global influence, rise of Russian power But a wounded animal is the most dangerous RT.COM: https://on.rt.com/8p2t --- It was the first country the newly elected American president visited …

LIKE NICHOLAS, LIKE DONALD… TRUMP NOW THE TARGET OF NEO-COMMUNIST MOB

WE ARE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION NOW AS RUSSIA WAS IN 1917; WILL THE OUTCOME BE THE SAME? NEW GENERATION OF SAME BANKERS ARE FUNDING AND INCITING THE "AMERICAN NEO-COMMUNIST INSURRECTION" AS THEY DID THE "RUSSIAN COMMUNIST REVOLUTION" LIKE JACOB SCHIFF IN 1917, SOROS IS THE FRONT MAN OF THE "HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD" History is …

A SAD SURRENDER: TRUMP SIGNS THE RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL

UPDATE AUG 19, 2017 "THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IS OVER," BANNON Donald Trump's surrender to the forces of the New World Order is now complete. The last of the "Trump conservative Mohicans", a lightning rod who infuriated the "liberals" like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other George Soros neo-commies, has left the White House.  But Steve …

FALL OF BERLIN WALL FOR NAUGHT AS ANOTHER RISES FARTHER EAST

A Quarter Century After Euphoric Fall of Berlin Wall, NATO Moved Goal Posts 2,000 km Eastward, Ukraine Building Another Wall Against Russia Twenty five years ago today, the world celebrated the fall of Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the Wall served as a visual reminder of a dividing line between between freedom and oppression, between democracy in the West and autocracy …

REMEMBERING THE 225,000 WHO DIED IN HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

On this day, Aug 6, 1945, some 70,000 people perished in Hiroshima, Japan, in what is possibly the single worst war crime in the history of mankind (some 25,000 died in the firebombing of Dresden in Feb 1945).  Another 70,000 or so are believed to have died of radiation that followed the "Enola Gay" strike. Deafening New World …