Вот за такую штуку только что проголосовало большинство избирателей Орегона - http://oregonvotes.org/irr/2020/044text.pdf

Там очень длинно, но если я правильно понял суть, то суть эта состоит в фактической декриминализации владения любым наркотиком. Тюремных сроков за них теперь не будет (будут какие-то небольшие штрафы или вроде того). Производство и распространение остаются криминализированными.

Как водится, описываю разные мысли согласно присяге

Проехался вчера по Вашингтону, Джорджтауну. Увидел, как забивают фанерными щитами витрины.

Очевидно, владельцы магазинов, банков и ресторанов серьезно опасаются, что победа Байдена станет для озлобленных трампистов поводом для еще одного погрома (как будто им вообще нужен для этого повод).

Если же чуть серьезнее, то я бы сказал следующее.
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The alleged attacker is a 21-year-old Tunisian man, Brahim Aouissaoui (Arabic: إبراهيم العيساوي‎). He grew up close to Sfax, Tunisia. He had arrived as a migrant in late September 2020 at the island of Lampedusa, Italy, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia. He was required to spend 20 days in coronavirus quarantine, and he spent most of that time on his phone. According to Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera, Aouissaoui received a notice informing him that he was being expelled from Italy for illegal entry and had until 9 October to leave voluntarily, but his movement was not monitored. Instead of leaving Italy, on that day, he relocated to the port city of Bari, in southern Italy. There was no indication if there was any other action taken to ensure his cooperation. After his arrival in Bari, Aouissaoui traveled to Nice by train in the following days. His entry into France was facilitated by the identity card given to him by the Red Cross refugee NGO.


Борьба была неравной

October 21

Awesome news! I've been working very hard on getting Revert Site working again, & succeeded! The new version uses a different method to get the old site back than before and this time should have fewer side effects (video and audio calls should work ok for instance)


October 22

Disaster strikes for Revert Site. It looks like Facebook have closed the loophole that the Revert Site extension was using to get the old Facebook design back.
I will try and find a way around it, but this could be the end of the old design for us, unless you are a Page or Group admin, and have the option at the top left of the group/page itself to revert for 48 hours.


наш пострел везде поспел

Читая старую статью Роберта Борка 1986 года, вдруг вспомнил, как причудливо пересеклась судьба этого выдающегося юриста с судьбами знаменитых прохиндеев от политики:

Following Bork's nomination, Sen. Ted Kennedy took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of him, declaring:

Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is—and is often the only—protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy ... President Reagan is still our president. But he should not be able to reach out from the muck of Irangate, reach into the muck of Watergate and impose his reactionary vision of the Constitution on the Supreme Court and the next generation of Americans. No justice would be better than this injustice.

Bork responded, "There was not a line in that speech that was accurate." In an obituary of Kennedy, The Economist remarked that Bork may well have been correct, "but it worked." Bork also contended in his best-selling book, The Tempting of America, that the brief prepared for Sen. Joe Biden, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, "so thoroughly misrepresented a plain record that it easily qualifies as world class in the category of scurrility.


Sentymentalnа pannа S.


1982 - Jan Krzysztof Kelus - "Sentymentalna Panna S."

1988 - Jacek Kaczmarski - "Powrót sentymentalnej panny S."

То же в прекрасном исполнении чудесной Элизы Банасик - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzBsknIOepw

Текст - https://www.kaczmarski.art.pl/tworczosc/wiersze/powrot-sentymentalnej-panny-s

По-моему, в музыке совершенно ясно слышен "Ванька Морозов".