Long since peaceful Skovoroda

  Skovoroda, Hryhorii (Gregory)  1722 12 03  – 1794 09 11                   ..studied quite a long time in Kiev, between 1734 – 53 – first music and finally theology..  After his dismissal from the college he abandoned any hope of securing a regular position and spent the rest […]

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No seditious speech in Berlin ..

Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky held a press-conference in Berlin yesterday at noon,  after being released from a prison camp in Russia 36 hours earlier. He challenged – did not challenge – the president of Russian Federation.    A few reactions in the blogosphere  : BackChannels, thepolitick, Putinania, Daily Observation                      […]

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Old worn words of warning

Prophet Habakkuk 1:15 “ They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.” The Guardian 2013 06 06    “In the document, the NSA hails the Prism program as ‘one of the most valuable, unique and productive accesses for […]

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