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Quote from: JBS on September 16, 2023, 12:17:41 PMIt's my understanding that Ukraine's Jewish population in the 50s-80s included a large number of Jews who moved there from other parts of the USSR for career or other similar reasons at various times after 1945.

Also opposite. Many Jews left Odessa for Moscow, for careers. Gilels, Oistrach for example. And many others.

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Quote from: JBS on September 16, 2023, 12:29:37 PMWikipedia presents a slightly different picture: Odessa after being captured by the Germans was placed under Romanian administration. At first the Romanians co-operated in massacres and deportation to the death camps (the article refers to German participation in the massacres), but once the Germans started losing on the Eastern Front, they stopped that and kept the Jews locally for forced labor. As a result, Odessa's Jews had a higher percentage of survivors compared to Ukraine in general.

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Reading the USHMM article, it seems the Wikipedia presentation presents the Romanians more favorably. Main difference in presentation of facts is that it doesn't mention the deportations to Transnistria or the 1943 massacres.

Germany's other allies were mostly not enthusiastic participants in the Holocaust - but the Romanians were, having launched brutal pogroms on their own initiative.  Also death camps were not a factor until 1943, most of the victims in the USSR were killed in the 'Holocaust of Bullets'

Todd

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Todd

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Jann Wenner removed from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame board after interview

There are several things to enjoy about this story.  First, per the MSN landing page version of the article, four people contributed to the story.  Teamwork, and all that, I guess.  Second, Jann Wenner turns out to be dafter than I thought.  And third, nothing says rock 'n' roll more than sitting on a board.
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Todd

Round 1: Canada expels an Indian diplomat as it investigates a Sikh's killing. India denies an alleged link

Round 2: Modi government expels a Canadian diplomat after Trudeau says India was involved in Sikh's killing

Since Trudeau is a bona fide tough guy, in addition to being real smart, perhaps he challenges Modi or Modi's appropriate stand-in to settle this matter in the ring.
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T. D.

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It keeps getting better and better!  :P  :laugh:

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/20/trump-aide-says-rudy-giuliani-groped-her-on-january-6.html

Is assault by flatus covered by any statutes? https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/rudy-giuliani-fart

BUT OF COURSE IT'S ALL A FAKE NEWS CONSPIRACY!!! PAGING SOROS AND THE CLINTONS!!!

Todd

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Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Todd on September 21, 2023, 04:58:24 AMFirst private US passenger rail line in 100 years is about to link Miami and Orlando at high speed

A Fortress joint.
It's nice to see that someone's willing to take the risk to put in some high-speed trains in the US.  I just wish that the Feds and maybe state governments would too; as far as I know, there's only the one run by the Feds (between Boston and Washington).  Cool that it's also running on bio fuel.

PD

greg



This is so amusing. Probably how most of these takedowns happen.

After the Russell Brand accusations, why would a government official be so determined to take away his source of income and exposure, basically deplatforming/silencing him, over accusations that haven't even gone through any trial yet? Enough to write letters to these social media platforms to do so?

Considering all he does is bash the government, seems he painted a big target on himself. People should realize that we only live in "free" and "fair" countries in the best scenario, successful manipulation of power will always win in the end- that's how the world works.
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Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Artist ordered to pay museum back $77,000 after submitting 2 blank canvases under the title 'Take the Money and Run'.



https://fortune.com/2023/09/19/artist-jens-haaning-ordered-pay-museum-77000-submitting-2-blank-canvases-title-take-money-run/

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 21, 2023, 11:01:37 AMArtist ordered to pay museum back $77,000 after submitting 2 blank canvases under the title 'Take the Money and Run'.



https://fortune.com/2023/09/19/artist-jens-haaning-ordered-pay-museum-77000-submitting-2-blank-canvases-title-take-money-run/
I can't see much of the article, but I remember another poster bringing up this subject with a link to an article.  From what I remember, the money was to be used to recreate a couple of earlier works for a Danish museum...a fairly small one (museum).

If you can't access the Fortune article, here's one that you might be able to:  https://edition.cnn.com/style/jens-haaning-kunsten-take-money-run/index.html

PD

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Quote from: DavidW on September 21, 2023, 09:04:53 AMI look forward to the inevitable article containing "passenger rail" and "Florida man arrested after"... >:D

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Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 21, 2023, 02:05:49 PMI can't see much of the article, but I remember another poster bringing up this subject with a link to an article.  From what I remember, the money was to be used to recreate a couple of earlier works for a Danish museum...a fairly small one (museum).

If you can't access the Fortune article, here's one that you might be able to:  https://edition.cnn.com/style/jens-haaning-kunsten-take-money-run/index.html

PD

The news reminded me of John Cage.

JBS

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Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on September 21, 2023, 06:22:27 AMIt's nice to see that someone's willing to take the risk to put in some high-speed trains in the US.  I just wish that the Feds and maybe state governments would too; as far as I know, there's only the one run by the Feds (between Boston and Washington).  Cool that it's also running on bio fuel.

PD

This high speed rail route has been a project envisioning state funds for a couple of decades, and in fact got written into the state constitution before being allowed to fade.

I don't know where the Orlando terminus is exactly, but I'll just note the theme parks are naturally on the outside edge of the metropolitan area.
ETA distance from downtown Orlando to Universal Studios is about 10 miles; distance to Walt Disney World is 13-19 miles, depending on the route taken.

Finally, as a local, I want to point out Brightline's record of fatalities, and that it uses the same set of tracks as Amtrak's passenger service, yet Amtrak's service never had anything approaching the rate of deaths Brightline has.

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Todd

Surveillance of Indian diplomats in Canada led to allegations around Sikh killing, official says

Quote from: Rob GilliesThe official did not say which ally provided intelligence or give details of what was contained in the communications or how they were obtained.

Gee whiz, I wonder which ally provided the intelligence.
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LKB

Quote from: JBS on September 21, 2023, 06:08:25 PM... Finally, as a local, I want to point out Brightline's record of fatalities, and that it uses the same set of tracks as Amtrak's passenger service, yet Amtrak's service never had anything approaching the rate of deaths Brightline has.

That problem reportedly isn't really attributable to the company:

" None of the deaths involving Brightline have been found to be the railroad's fault. Most have been suicides, pedestrians who tried to run across the tracks ahead of a train, or drivers who maneuvered around crossing gates rather than wait. "

https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/two-killed-brightline-train-collision-delray-beach/
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