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Christmas market attacker 'neutralised'

Christmas market attacker 'neutralised'

Title changed:

Strasbourg: Christmas market attacker 'shot dead'

Good riddance

You are both idiots if it helps any, just different kinds

He won't be missed.

Absolutely.

Too bad he killed some decent people before he was dealt with.

You have to pet the cats if you wanna use the steamboat in Istanbul :)

You have to pet the cats if you wanna use the steamboat in Istanbul :)

Japan may have robots, but Istanbul has cats

The man built the city but the cat owns it.

There is a stray in my neighborhood that often hangs at my place. I often come to the apartment to find him hanging out near the apartment door. Then he follows me up to stairs and enters my home. I feed him and he spends the night here if he feels like it, then wakes me up in the morning with loud meows while looking at the door. I let him out and I find him again one or two days later. He usually leaves when he needs to take a piss or when he is bored.

Sometimes he disappears for like five days which gets me worried but he always shows up.

Also fights and hisses loudly at other cats trying to enter the apartment.

don't give a fuck

Some though.

He owns you :).

37 years ago Polish People Republic introduced Martial Law in an attempt to crush democratic opposition

37 years ago Polish People Republic introduced Martial Law in an attempt to crush democratic opposition
Symbolic photo. At the time Apocalypse Now (translated into Time of Apocalypse) was playing in cinemas.

. At the time Apocalypse Now (translated into Time of Apocalypse) was playing in cinemas.

Additionally the cinema name was Moscow

Wouldn't that be pro-democratic opposition, not democratic opposition per se?

After the introduction of martial law, pro-democracy movements such as Solidarity and other smaller organisations were banned, and their leaders, including Lech Wałęsa, jailed overnight. In the morning, thousands of soldiers in military vehicles appeared on the streets of every major city. A curfew was imposed, the national borders sealed, airports closed, and road access to main cities restricted. Telephone lines were disconnected, mail subject to renewed postal censorship, all independent official organizations were criminalized, and classes in schools and universities suspended.

During the initial imposition of martial law, several dozen people were killed. Official reports during the crackdown claimed about a dozen fatalities, while a parliamentary commission in the years 1989-1991 arrived at a figure of over 90.

The instigators of the martial law, such as Wojciech Jaruzelski, argued that the army crackdown rescued Poland from a possibly disastrous military intervention of the Soviet Union, East Germany, and other Warsaw Pact countries (similar to the earlier interventions in Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968).

Romanian Historical Document (Cyrillic Script) - need help translating

Romanian Historical Document (Cyrillic Script) - need help translating

For my understaning it seems like Hieromonk Dmitriy was promoted to Hegumen by his superior Archiereus. The rest is religious guidances to his folk and him, I guess. So it's more like news or announcement.

Man this is amazing, this is old Slavonic. I can read it but I understand just a few words.

Your best bet is finding a Serbian priest, they may be able to translate it for you :)

It is indeed church Slavonic written in archaic Cyrillic script. Helping myself with looking at old Cyrillic alphabet, this is what I can divulge:

I can't read the title at all, it gives me headache. edit: wait, it seems to be adressed to a metropolit, but I can't read the name. It's a letter then, not a document. Maybe it's actually a letter to Dimitri? edit2: It's actually from mitropolit to the monastery.

I can't figure out the first row and a half except few words, but it seems to be a general blessing that many religious documents begin with.

Sentence beginning at the end of second row and going into the end of third is:

Blessed be the home (or family?) of our archiereus (bishop) seminary teacher hieromonk Demetrius (Dimitri), who lives --- it's damaged here --- where were also writings? (or according to words?) of our Jesus Christ..

There are many mentions of Igumen Dimitri. Igumen is head of a monastery.

I could probably translate the whole thing, but it would take hours with my modest knowledge and I'd have to research a lot along the way, about both how to read this and about the vocabulary of Church Slavonic.

In any case, it's related to specific monastery and it's boss Dimitri.

edit: ok, I took a closer look at the rest, I can't translate word to word, but I can guess context from words I can translate. It follows by various do this, don't do that religious stuff that is common when higher authority in church writes to lower, then a quote from, I think, apostole Paul. It then follows to give blessing to Igumen Dimitri, I think (line 19. po našemu blagoslovjenju - by our blessing). Then right around the middle, where it's most damaged it says "as archiereus, and previous and following..." I assume previous and following metropolits. There is also what the duty of Dimitri is. Then there is that big hole in the middle. Under that it says something about various hieromonachs, hierodeacons and monachs and all orthodox christians, receive our father Igumen Dimitri. Then there are more "Christ said through apostle...", and then again be nice to Igumen Dimitri for he is blessed or something like that, I'm starting to lose concentration.

I think I get it now, this is a letter to the monastery from the metropolit saying I send you Igumen Dimitri, he is your boss, be nice to him, or I set him to this position, or something like that. A letter of promotion, in any case, or confirmation of the title.

edit who knows which: Wait, can it be possible it is This Dimitri?. If so, you have an invaluable historical document. edit another one: Not him, after all.

I have made some researches. The were 4 metropolitans (митрополит) named Silvestr in Russian Orthodox church. Another key - we have hieromonk Dimitry, who by this official paper is appointed as hegumen of some monastery. Now, let us see, there has to be the name of the monastery! And we have it! He is appointed to "Во Обители Преображения Господа Бога и спаса нашего Иисуса Христа, именуегого кукоцкою" The latter means (with some Google help) In the Abode of the Transfiguration of the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ, named kukockoy. Bingo! We have "Спасо-Кукоцкий монастырь" monastery. 23 miles to the West from Suzdal. In 1759 hieromonk Dimitry becomes the hegumen there. http://lubovbezusl.ru/publ/istorija/ivanovo/a/75-1-0-2530 And we have Metropolitan Silvestr (Silwester), who was SUZDAL!!! metropolitan in 1755-1760! WIKI on him, also in Polish and Ukrainian articles they have https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80_(%D0%93%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9))

Riots in Budapest started against Viktor Orban and the local ruling party Fidesz’s anti-democratic laws. Today they voted for all judges in Hungary to be appointed by the central ruling party.

Riots in Budapest started against Viktor Orban and the local ruling party Fidesz’s anti-democratic laws. Today they voted for all judges in Hungary to be appointed by the central ruling party.

Everyone who is in Budapest now, please come to Kossuth Square and show solidarity with us. They make us feel strangers in our homeland.

Good on you Hungarian bros, keep fighting.

How the fuck is this possible in 21st century EU??

They raised the maximum amount of manditory overtime your employer can assign you to 400 hours a year. And they've raised the deadline of paying for that overtime from 1 year (which is already ridiculous imo) to 3 years. THREE FUCKING YEARS FOR YOUR EMPLOYER TO GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY THAT YOU'RE ENTITLED TO.

This is just one of many MANY things that's REALLY fucked up in Hungary since Viktor Orban and Fidesz have risen to power. It's not even a democracy anymore, it's a dictatorship

Accurate.

Accurate.

Except in Russian where an Irish exit is a English exit.

What about the northern Irish?

https://youtu.be/WDqayC1sR7g

Just like Britain in this video:

Brexit seemed to change this, but it looks like the Brits will return to this tradition.

Wow, very original tweet. Hadn't seen something like this yet.

A useful guide to Brexit

A useful guide to Brexit

I am looking at this confused same as when I was in London looking at Underground map.

Corbyn expresses an opinion

Lets not get into crazy talk here. Let's keep it based in reality. So tell me more about Juncker as PM....

Prediction: There will be a political thriller movie about Brexit released in 2 years. Featuring Nicolas Cage as Theresa May, the heroine no one wanted nor needed.

I lived in London for 10 years, trust me, the underground map makes more sense.

Edit: and is more useful and reliable for the country.

British PM May to face leadership challenge

British PM May to face leadership challenge
British PM May to face leadership challenge

I prefer the term vibrant democracy.

What an absolute shitshow...

Where can I get popcorns?

If you're still expecting reason and logic, I don't know what to tell you... ;)

Try one of these subthreads