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    • DOES PUTIN SPEAK ENGLISH?

      Putin’s English, seldom heard by western audiences, is good enough to correct his translators, according to the man hired to speak on Putin’s behalf.

      Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: “In free discourse, at the sidelines of summits, he often speaks in English by himself, but during negotiations and when he is conducting an official meeting, of course he communicates, through a translator.”

      “However he practically understands English completely and sometimes even corrects the translators”.

      http://www.newsweek.com/does-putin-speak-english-kremlin-634048

  1. Gezza

     /  July 4, 2018

    This video, just published (June 9, 2018) attempts to explain the rest of the world to Americans

    • Gezza

       /  July 4, 2018

      Hmm. No takers? That’s a shame. Only 12 minutes long. Just watch the 1st one to understand why American price tags are always less than what you actually have to pay. It explains their sales tax problem. And why other countries don’t have this problem.

  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  July 4, 2018

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has unequivocally upheld the conclusion of the intelligence community that Russia developed a “clear preference” for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 election and sought to help him win the White House.

    The assessment, announced in an unclassified summary released Tuesday, represents a direct repudiation of the committee’s counterpart in the House — and of President Trump himself, who has consistently rejected assertions that Moscow sought to bolster his candidacy through its election interference.

    In yet another contradiction to Trump allies claims, the Senate panel also found that a piece of Democratic-funded opposition research known as the Steele dossier did not “in any way inform the analysis in the ICA — including the key findings.”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/395408-senate-intel-committee-no-reason-to-dispute-ic-assessment-of-russian-election

    https://www.burr.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SSCI%20ICA%20ASSESSMENT_FINALJULY3.pdf

    these days we all expect instant gratification, but I’m still getting mighty tired of all this. Time for heads to roll already…

  3. MaureenW

     /  July 4, 2018

    Judge tosses suit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russia in DNC hack.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/03/trump-dnc-hacking-693965