London Court presses Kolomoisky case!

In a case closely watched by the IMF and Western investors, a London appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to Ukraine’s government to sue Igor Kolomoisky and his main business partner for $3 billion. Kolomoisky is appealing the decision of the Court of Appeal in London and Wales. But, lawyers say the U.K. Supreme Court rarely overturns decisions of the Appeals court. Without setting a trial date, the Appeals court told Kolomoisky and his business partner, Gennadiy Boholyubov, to prepare their defense by the end of next month.

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Joe Biden accused of received $900k from Ukrainian Energy company

Tim Pool Video: https://www.minds.com/media/1029120024257380352

As Tim Pool points out, it’s hard to know who to trust in this story.

MORE Documents Implicate Joe Biden in Ukraine Scandal, Politician Says Joe Was Paid $900K By Burisma.

A Ukrainian MP has issued a statement and released documents alleging that Joe Biden himself was paid $900,000 in exchange for consulting services by Burisma. The story, reported by Interfax, directly implicates Joe Biden and if true would present a scenario in which Joe Biden got a prosecutor fired to protect himself from investigation.

The issue in the end for all of us is who to trust. Do we trust this Ukrainian politician? Well the media reported that Hunter Biden and Joe did nothing wrong, but their source? A Ukrainian political figure.

In the end it seems like we have no way to know who is telling the truth unless the US launches an investigation into Joe Biden. At the very least, even if the latest allegations are true Joe has been accused for a while of enriching himself and his family with the office.

It is common “soft corruption” and we all know it happens.

Regardless of the latest claims against Trump, Democrats, Or Biden we need to stop pretending the nepotism and corruption doesn’t exist.

Even many leftists have come out slamming the Bidens for their misuse of public office and at the very least we can all agree on that.

If these new allegations are true then Trump would be right to want it investigated and it makes an absurd reason for impeachment. Regardless though, the call with Ukraine by Trump pushed it regardless if it warrants the calls to impeach.

In the end the best we can hope for is that this matter is investigated properly and fairly.

NY Times Praises Mass Murdering Mao as “One of History’s Great Revolutionary Figures”

The New York Times was forced to delete a tweet that praised Communist dictator Mao Zedong – who was responsible for the deaths of around 45 million people – as a “great revolutionary leader.”

Under Mao’s Great Leap Forward policy, over the course of just 4 years between 1958-1962 some 45 million people starved to death, making it the biggest episode of mass murder ever recorded.

Countless other victims also lost their lives as a result of Mao’s ruthless oppression, incarceration and execution of political adversaries who stood in his way.

That historical context was noticeably absent when the NY Times effusively tweeted about how Mao, “died one of history’s great revolutionary figures.”

The newspaper was forced to walk it back after a huge online backlash.

https://summit.news/2019/09/10/ny-times-praises-mass-murdering-mao-as-one-of-historys-great-revolutionary-figures/

My Alma Mater is in trouble for discriminating against Christians

On Friday, a federal court ruled that officials at the University of Iowa must pay out of their own pockets for discriminating against InterVarsity Christian Fellowship by kicking them off campus, along with other religious student groups. The university deregistered the religious groups after an openly gay man claimed he was unjustly denied a leadership position in another Christian organization that required leaders to follow traditional Christian sexual morality. This morality may be unpopular, but organizations should have the freedom of association to limit their leadership to those who follow their precepts.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/university-officials-held-personally-liable-for-discriminating-against-christians/

Reformer Oleksandr Danyliuk is out after clashing with Kolomoisky’s lawyer-now-chief-of-staff

This is bad.

President Zelenskiy accepted the resignation Monday of national security council secretary Oleksandr Danyliuk, a reformer with a strong following in Western business circles. As Finance Minister in 2016, Danyliuk pushed for nationalizing PrivatBank, the bankrupt bank partly owned by Ihor Kolomoisky. In the Zelenskiy government, Danyliuk clashed with Andriy Bogdan, the former Kolomoisky lawyer who is now presidential chief of staff.

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Ukraїner

This new Youtube Channel does extremely high quality videos of the rebirth of some Ukrainian villages and “Xutros” (clusters of homes too few to be considered a village).

It seems to be a significant marketing push. I’ve seen “Ukraїner” advertised on a billboard, and a “Ukraїner” photo book for sale in a gas station.

“Смерть Нації” ???

I just discovered this right-wing Ukrainian vlogger. In this video, he criticized Ukraine’s LGBT movement which he claims is getting enormous international support. Apparently, in some of their demonstrations, activists carried signs saying “Смерть Нації”.

He compares today’s movements to old economic Marxism, and says that homosexuals on the place of the old Proletariat in a similar destructive communist movement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io_z9uVoN9E

A friend of mine insists that he’s a provocateur paid by Russia. He may be genuine and paid by Russia too – Russia’s doctrine seems to involve having influence in ALL dissident movements.

What do you think? Is it possible the “Смерть Нації” signs were made by plants?

“Last Century Socialism and Communism Killed 100 Million People” – President Trump Stomps on the Democrat-Socialists in UN Speech

During his speech he took time to lash out at the growing socialist evil that threatens Western culture.

President Trump: “Socialism and communism are about one thing only. Power for the ruling class. Today I repeat a message for the world that I have delivered at home. America will never be a socialist country. Last century socialism and communism killed 100 million people.“

Pres. Trump: “Socialism and communism are about one thing only. Power for the ruling class. Today I repeal a message for the world that I have delivered at home. America will never be a socialist country.” https://t.co/UbNFKS1F56

US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC).

The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted.

The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, where the Obama administration took the rare step of trying to press the Ukrainian government to back off its investigation of both the U.S. aid and the group.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/435906-us-embassy-pressed-ukraine-to-drop-probe-of-george-soros-group-during-2016#.XYd2vMEAa8Q.twitter

Ukraine vs US – customer service

As of a few hours ago, it’s great to be back in Lviv, My first long vacation in years has ended, and I can’t wait to get to the office tomorrow. I spent some time in the US, and some time getting customer service, both in person and over the phone.

In the United States, there is over employment plus a huge influx of low-skilled migrats. The people with whom you often interact, unfortunately, are often unintelligent. It becomes obvious when you give them some abstraction, or ask them to generalize the broader policy. They either can’t do it well, or can’t do it at all. They follow a script, which is either the extent of their ability, or the extent of their training. It can be frustration. American businesses, facing an over-employed workforce, have had to create processes for everything so that they can 1) take advantage of the lower skilled labor that’s available, and importantly, 2) squeeze out of them $8.49/hour worth of productivity (US average minimum wage).

The plus side of this is that some of the processes are amazingly fast and efficient. Returning a rental car was literally less than a minute of interaction with the staff. That’s like magic.

In Ukraine, by contrast, a lower trust society, returning a car was a hour long process. They gave it a mechanical check prior to returning your documents. Perhaps things have improved since I rented a car four years ago, but the contrast exists elsewhere too. Businesses are less likely to open on time, especially outside of Kyiv. They may not be able to give you exact change. You may be expected to understand that you can’t be helped today because someone’s mother is sick and they had to stay home and take care of their parent until such-and-such a relative arrives from such-and-such a village.

The plus side of Ukraine, at least for visitors, is the under employment. When was the last time a McDonalds cashier delighted you with a witty quip? You can call a business and explain some nuance, and they’ll often understand you and react appropriately or explain something, or make a personalized adjustment. It’s nice.

And for some reason banks are awful experiences in both Ukraine and the U.S.

Scandal: Joe Biden’s Son earned more than $50,000/month from a Ukrainian gas company . . .

. . . and then-Vice-President Biden pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company.

Trump Tweeted a highlight video of the scandal: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1175392716110401543?

Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.

“Well, son of a bitch, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time,” Biden told the Council on Foreign Relations event, insisting that President Obama was in on the threat.

Interviews with a half-dozen senior Ukrainian officials confirm Biden’s account, though they claim the pressure was applied over several months in late 2015 and early 2016, not just six hours of one dramatic day. Whatever the case, Poroshenko and Ukraine’s parliament obliged by ending Shokin’s tenure as prosecutor. Shokin was facing steep criticism in Ukraine, and among some U.S. officials, for not bringing enough corruption prosecutions when he was fired.

But Ukrainian officials tell me there was one crucial piece of information that Biden must have known but didn’t mention to his audience: The prosecutor he got fired was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings that employed Biden’s younger son, Hunter, as a board member.

U.S. banking records show Hunter Biden’s American-based firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/436816-joe-bidens-2020-ukrainian-nightmare-a-closed-probe-is-revived