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REDDITO DI CITTADINANZA

May 24, 2018

Una bella parola che, come quasi tutte le parole del mondo post-Cristiano, ha perso ogni significato che dovrebbe avere.

Tanto per cominciare, ma sarebbe il meno, e’ concesso ai residenti, non ai cittadini, e con requisiti molto selettivi. Ma il problema principale e’ che, come dimostra questo breve excursus nelle varie legislazioni statali dei Paesi che lo hanno adottato, a parte i casi di Danimarca, Finlandia e Irlanda (e magari Germania), esso e’ una vera e propria farsa.

Si tratta tutt’al piu’ di elemosina statale temporanea, concessa con disprezzo ed umiliazioni, come si conviene ad ogni Stato demonocratico che si rispetti. Tali spiccioli vengono inoltre concessi da persone che concedono a loro stesse stipendi fino a dieci volte superiori alla media per fare poco piu’ di un cazzo.

Non e’ lecito aspettarsi nulla di meglio se verra’ introdotto anche in Italia.

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ALIVE

May 19, 2018

In memory of all the Latvian children who will be missing the celebration of the centenary of the Republic of Latvia because they were murdered by their mothers in their wombs, with the help of professional killers who gave oath to save lives, and the patronage of the government: their innocent blood is a curse upon the land.

In memory of the hundreds millions children assassinated in all of Europe in this modern sacrifice of infants to Baal (just one of the names of the devil), made first legal by a Lenin ukaz: their innocent blood has cursed the land.

“Once, being pregnant, I was lying on bed rest in an ordinary Russian maternity house,” said Elena Piskareva, telling the story of the creation of the film, “and there were some women lying in the beds next to me: some were on bed rest, fighting for their children’s lives, others came for an abortion and fighting for death, literally. And the irony is that the same doctors did the operation for those fighting for their lives, and for the others condemned to die. It was like a conveyor. Then I went home, my pregnancy having ended well, but this topic gave me no rest and I started to dig. I came across a network of dozens of sites with millions of emails of women who had had abortions, and a heap of women’s videos on YouTube. I saw such a huge array of pain that I realized: until I make this film, I will have no rest. Then I found out some figures that caused me to cringe: every year in Russia there are a million abortions (officially), and six million (unofficially, including commercial centers).”

The plot of the twenty minute film is rather simple. Eight women are waiting their turns to have abortions in the hospital ward. They’re all different ages, but they are united as one—they all have a very weighty, so they think, reason why they are there and have decided to take such a terrible step. One already has two kids and a mortgage, the second has a career and a life ahead of her, the third is preparing for graduation, and the fourth has nowhere to live in Moscow, working as a courier—how could she have a kid?… In casual conversation, one after another leaves for the office and comes back… Already after… Every time, when the nurse brings the next of the eight women in a wheelchair and places her on the hospital bed, the others become ill at ease, and all the more obvious for them is that thought that they tried to hide from themselves: that what is happening before their eyes, what’s going to happen with them—is not normal, but a terrible, unnatural slaughter; it is something that cannot be changed or returned later…

ERA SOLO UN CRICETO

May 14, 2018

Ma un criceto che ho chiamato Peppino, Signore.

GRAND THEFT FINANCE

April 27, 2018

They call this planned robbery of Rite Aid shareholders a merger. They even manage to stay serious when speaking about it. In fact, this is the first case in the history of public companies when the acquirers get paid by the acquiree.

The only persons benefiting from this shenanigans on Rite Aid side is its management (so-called). The faithfulness of that management to Rite Aid shareholders you can judge for yourselves, reading this partial hall of shame compiled by a fellow shareholder.

They have now crowned their long disservice to the wealth entrusted to them with this deal. Even in the announcement and in the presentation of the merger, every single word has been thought to confuse and deceive the RAD shareholders.

This robbery (deal is not an appropriate name) values RAD shares at 2.5 $ just because it gives Albertsons’ equity a value of 23.2 $. That is nut! Albertsons is not publicly traded, so that value is made up of thin air. Can we ascertain an approximate value for Albertson? You bet we can!

I do not know the cash flow statements for that company, but just looking at the sector where it operates and the egregious amount of debt it has (7.8 times its EBITDA), I can assure you that its equity is not worth much more than 10 $ per shares (that means one buck and change for 1 Rite Aid share).

Rite Aid is worth, as it is now, with no operating improvements and with a BIP as CEO (plus some assorted nullities as directors), AT LEAST 4 $ per share.

The new Rite Aid (after the assets sale to Walgreen) has a present EV equal to 4.41 $ per share. Against this value you get 20.17 $ in revenue, with CASH EBT equal to 0.63 $, per share.

Net debt is now 2.73 per share, 4.33 times the annual CASH EBT (the projected EBT should not be much different than the present, with less interest expenses offset by the break-up fee received this year).

A real management could easily add 0.25 $ annually to the CASH EBT, just managing the company. Smart management could send its share price in the high double digits in three years time.

Do some easy back of envelope calculations, and it will be crystal clear that only two kind of shareholders can vote FOR this merger:

  • masochists;
  • those who have not bought with their money the shares they are voting (aka financial institutions).

Therefore, if the morons at the institutional holders of Rite Aid approve this robbery, run for the hills before getting Albertsons toxins in your account.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

April 15, 2018

CALLER: Hello, Is this Round Table Pizza? 

GOOGLE: No sir, it’s Google Pizza.

CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number.  Sorry.

 GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Round Table Pizza last month.

 CALLER: OK.  I would like to order a pizza.

 GOOGLE: Do you want your usual?

 CALLER: My usual? You know me?

 GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust.

 CALLER: OK! That’s what I want …

 GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten-free thin crust?

 CALLER: What? I detest vegetables!

GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good.

 CALLER: How the hell do you know!

 GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records.  We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

 CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza!  I already take medication for my cholesterol.

 GOOGLE:  Excuse me, but you have not taken your medication regularly.  According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago.

 CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore.

 GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your credit card statement.

 CALLER: I paid in cash.

 GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

 CALLER: I have other sources of cash.

 GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law.

 CALLER: WHAT THE HELL!!!

 GOOGLE: I’m sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you.

 CALLER: Enough already!  I’m sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others.  I’m going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me.

 GOOGLE: I understand, sir, but you need to renew your passport first.  It expired three months ago…

GRANDPA DOBRI REPOSES IN THE LORD

February 14, 2018

Thus the Lord has conceded repose to one of the most wonderful of His saints. May he remember us in his prayers.

 

BY YOUR OWN WORD I SHALL JUDGE YOU

April 30, 2017

Out of his schismatic mouth, the Saker continues bare-headed to slyly sow confusion and division in the Church of Christ.

Let him be anathema!

WHAT KIND OF GOD WOULD ALLOW THIS?

March 3, 2017

Anthony

Sorry but this article does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to answer the question it poses.

I admit that this is a question that I am really struggling with at the minute which is why I was intrigued to read this article. Think about the 92 souls in the Russian choir who met an untimely death in the plane crash. What was their fault – having a God-given talent and using that talent to bring some joy to the suffering of Syria.

I think about my friend Eric (please pray for him) – a young talented man in his early 30’s, a physician with a young family, hit literally in one night with an incurable brain tumour; completely paralysed. Why? A God-fearing Christian. A good family. And yet SMACK.

So much wrong, and so many innocent suffering. Ultimately answered I guess in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, but still an almost impossible issue to grapple with by us mere mortals.

A Sinner

I think the answer is to be find in the book of Job, 38 – when God speaks to Him through the whirlwind.

I ceased to wear me with your same question some years ago, when I learned of a pious Greek woman, a widow with only one son, a little wonderful boy struck by a malignant tumor which was to require his life. This woman prayed to God to save him, almost in anger, crying (in all truth!) her righteousness and piety. The next day the tumor had literally disappeared, leaving all doctors in amazement. After a few years, this same boy, growed up and ended with bad companies, was killed by police after a violent crime he had just committed.

Indeed, where were we when He stretched out the curtain of the firmament far above the earth like a tent?

The answer is in our faith, that everything works for the good of those who struggle into salvation, the faith of Abraham who did not question when God required his only son, the faith in which all the nation are blessed.

Of course, we can imagine a thousands better ways, always forgetful that this world is fallen just because at the very beginning we thought we knew and could do best than the Almighty.

The answer is in our Lord’s prayer in the Gethsemani, just before suffering the most atrocious and unjust humiliation and death: “Take away this cup from me, but your will be done, not mine”.

The Church was (and is) built by the blood of the Martyrs, upon unjust suffering and excruciable pains.

We are weak, miserable; the snares of this world penetrate so deeply in our flesh that this world is the only thing we are able to conceive, so that the loss of this earthly life appears as the ultimate loss.

As Christians, we know it is not so. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

“Your will be done, but have mercy on the infinite measure of my misery and weakness; do not give me trials I cannot endure”.

YOU NAILED IT!

February 17, 2017

This not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican

Indeed! So the question is: “Why the press keeps on doing it?” Because it is unAmerican, rectius – not American?

Damn, Chuck, you nailed it!

THE YEMENI FRONT

February 13, 2017

Envisioning ‘World War III’ as a ‘grand spectacle’ between great powers that ends in nuclear holocaust keeps people in fear and ‘on side’, distracting them from the ugly business of divvying up the planet’s natural (including human) resources, and the real day-to-day horrors this brings to places like Yemen and Libya and Syria. It’s not winner-takes-all ‘world war’; it’s risk-assessed proxy warfare.