Bitcoin Forum
June 15, 2021, 01:34:25 AM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.21.1 [Torrent]
  Home Help Search Login Register More  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 »
1  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Musings on the state of the home mining hardware on: October 22, 2018, 04:40:42 PM
With the autumn setting in in the Northern hemisphere and the temperatures dropping,  it's time to turn on the heating. For this I use electric heaters ranging from 600W to 1200W, depending on the room size. And as with the previous winters, I turn on the trusted KnC Saturn (2 modules x150W, 300GH). It gives warmth, and is quiet enough with its 140mm/120mm fans.

This time I thought I'd check if there are any viable upgrades, which would be quiet (<28-32dB), draw under 1500W of power and be a bit more efficient, than the Saturn.
Profitability was not a concern - this would primary be a glorified room heater with a side bonus of giving something in return and supporting the Satoshi vision of decentralisation (why not a miner in every house?).

After analysing data at (it has dB readings!) and ploughing through a few threads, I came to the conclusion that no such option, sadly, exists. The now-defunct and trouble-riddled Antminer R4 was the closest, but even it was too loud for my taste.

I'd love to see a form factor, similar to the stand-alone, modular and compact one of the Antminer S9 (or, even, S3), yet equipped with a couple of Noctua NF-F12 or NF-S12A fans and as much hash power that such cooling could handle. I guesstimate that the power draw of such system would be limited to something between 600W-800W and about 5-6Th/s of hashing power.

Not as spectacular as Whatsminer M3, but that would allow the mining (which is still a race to the bottom) to come to the homes as an unobtrusive heating hardware.
USB sticks are an option, and I still have a few U1s running in the same heating setup, but they are not as manageable as a stand-alone mine, which you can place anywhere in the house.

So, have I overlooked something? What are the options for a home miner, who is not after maximising the profitability or hashing power, but rather after minimising the noise level?
2  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / A must-read in-depth informative article on the SegWit2x on: October 30, 2017, 06:55:16 PM
B2x Fork - What It Is, Why I Don't Support It and How I Am Trading It

This article gives a very good run down of what the coming fork is about, the arguments for larger blocks and against segwith2x.
It delves into the technical aspects without being to technical. It points a searchlight at the closed-door NY agreement. It scrutinises the questionable competence of the SegWit2x developer.

Please also read the statement from the Bitcoin Core team:

Beware of Bitcoin's possible incompatibility with some major services
3  Bitcoin / Press / [2017-09-09] ‘They’re real’: Russia eyes regulating Bitcoin & other cryptocurren on: September 09, 2017, 05:45:49 PM
‘They’re real’: Russia eyes regulating Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies

Russia is developing a legal framework that would regulate the purchase of cryptocurrencies, Russia’s finance minister says, adding that the government wants to legitimize cryptocurrencies and wind down the black market.

Speaking at the II Moscow Financial Forum, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov reassured Russian fans of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that the government has no intention of outlawing cryptocurrencies.

“The state understands indeed that crypto-currencies are real. There is no sense in banning them, there is a need to regulate them,” the minister said.

Instead, the Russian financial authorities are now working to bring operations with cryptocurrencies into compliance with Russian law. The legislation, to be ready by the end of the year, envisions registration of would-be buyers and a clear definition of buying procedures and rules of circulation.

Explaining the need for tighter regulation, Siluanov pointed out that those investing in virtual money are subject to greater risks due to the lack of external regulation.

“We must make an organized market out of the black market,” he said.

While not disclosing details of the proposed law, Siluanov said the ministry’s goal is to make the purchase of cryptocurrencies covered by law to the same degree as buying treasury bonds and other securities.

Earlier it was reported that Russia is mulling prohibiting the mining of cryptocurrencies in apartments. The procedure is deemed unsafe, as substantial increases in power consumption may result in fire.


The last bit can be viewed as funny, but some people in their desire to mine could overload both the local grid, as well as producing more heat than their surroundings could absorb/cool.
4  Bitcoin / Press / [2017-08-09] Russia Launches $100 Million Bitcoin-Mining Operation on: August 15, 2017, 07:26:23 PM
Russia Launches $100 Million Bitcoin-Mining Operation

In what some have called a “watershed” moment for bitcoin, Bloomberg reports that a company co-owned by an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to expand Russia’s bitcoin-mining industry, leveraging Russia's cheap energy to rival China as the world’s largest mining market.

The company, known as Russian Miner Coin, or RMC, is seeking to raise $100 million in an initial coin offering, promising buyers a right to 18% of the company’s mining revenue, according to a presentation cited by Bloomberg

Russia offers several advantages for bitcoin miners: For example, its excess power capacity is substantial.

   “Russia has 20 gigawatts of excess power capacity, with consumer electricity prices as low as 80 kopeks (1.3 cents) per kilowatt hour, which is less than in China, RMC said in the presentation."

The company plans to build its own mining hardware using computer chips designed in Russia.

    “RMC plans to use semiconductor chips designed in Russia for use in satellites to minimize power consumption in computers for crypto-mining, Putin’s internet ombudsman, Dmitry Marinichev, said at a news conference in Moscow. Russia has the potential to reach up to 30 percent share in global cryptocurrency mining in the future, Marinichev said, adding that $10 million from the proceeds of the ICO may be spent developing the processors.”

Though, in the beginning, the firm will rely on Bitfury chips. Bitfury, a company that manufactures mining equipment and also operates its own mining operations, was founded by Valery Vavilov, a Russian-speaking native of Latvia.

    “The company initially plans to locate mining computers based on Bitfury chips in individual Russian households to challenge Bitmain by using Russia’s lower power prices.”

Already, at least one Russian government entity is experimenting with blockchain tech. The Central Bank of Russia has already deployed an Ethereum-based blockchain as a pilot project to process online payments and verify customer data with lenders including Sberbank PJSC.

I especially like the last italics block, as it is entirely in line with Satoshi's vision of maximum Bitcoin decentralisation.
5  Other / Politics & Society / Explosive News from Former Ukraine - literally on: March 24, 2017, 06:25:31 PM
The events in former Ukraine are ever accelerating to the logical conclusion outcome of what was started with Maidan coup d'etat of 2014 - complete self-destruction of the country. The economy and political system are already done. The situation is becoming more and more dire and surreal with every day.

In the latest 2 articles, Lada Ray reports of 3 recent events. Read on:

Lada Ray on Voronenkov Murder in Kiev & Eurovision 2017 Yulia Samoylova Scandal

False flag murder of Voronenkovs - to cast blame on Russia. Lada explains in this article who benefits from his death and why Kiev had to stage it now.

Earlier today ex-Russian Duma deputy Denis Voronenkov was gunned down in the center of Kiev, next to the luxury hotel Premier Palace. Voronenkov died on site. His bodyguard was wounded by the gunman but was able to shoot him in return. According to first info from Kiev, both wounded gunman and bodyguard were taken to the hospital. Later, Kiev authorities announced that the killer ‘probably won’t survive.’ The curious thing is that the name of the killer has not been made public. It was only said that he was from Dnepropetrovsk Oblast.

People in the know surmise that the gunman was probably a member of one of the ukro-nazi battalions and former ATO member, who may have the blood of the Donbass people on his hands.

One of the connections, is the huge scandal around Ukraine banning Russian singer, Yulia Samoylova with her song "Flame Is Burning"

A couple of days ago Kiev announced that Yulia Samoylova is banned from Eurovision contest and from entry into Ukraine for 5 years because she has visited Crimea where she sang in a concert. Despite gross violation of the law, OSCE has declared that they see no problem. The organizers of Eurovision are trying to bury the scandal, while Western MSM has collectively developed sudden blindness.

I’ve just recalled the out-of-this-world howling that took place before the Sochi Olympics about alleged gays’ rights violations in Russia. Russians went out of their way to welcome everyone, including gays, who were parading around Sochi to the welcoming smiles of their Russian hosts.

Just imagine if a cripple in a wheelchair was denied participation in an international event in Russia. The stink from the ‘civilized world’ would have been heard for years. Here, not a single voice of any European ‘human rights’ or ‘handicapped defense’ organization. Complete silence. Where are petitions, protests and boycott of Kiev Eurovision?

And now comes the news of a huge fire at the Blakley arms depot, the largest in the former Ukraine. And of the madmen in the former Ukraine contaminating the borderland of Donbass with the radioactive materials from Chernobyl area!

Horrific catastrophe unfolding at Ukraine’s largest Balakleya arms depot!

For the second day the horrific cannonade is continuing, as the missiles and arms stored at Ukraine’s largest arms depot in Balakleya, Kharkov Oblast, mass explode. Allegedly the wholesale destruction of the largest storage of offensive weapons in Ukraine began as a result of a fire. Ukraine military is being accused of creating the catastrophe.

Over 20 thousand people have evacuated from the nearby city of Balakleya. Locals continue fleeing in haste. Casualties are unknown, being hushed up by Ukraine authorities.

The infamous Balakleya arms depot stored weapons used to kill the people of Donbass. Fewer weapons left in Ukraine means fewer deaths in Donetsk and Lugansk. Among weapons stored at this facility were the feared Tochka-U missiles, which Kiev army had unleashed on LDPR.

Radiation disaster in the making!

As a side note, the intel I receive is that Kiev army experiences a huge shortage of tanks and armored vehicles to attack Donbass.

To compensate for that, Poroshenko ordered to retrieve the old tanks and military vehicles once used by the USSR in Chernobyl remedial efforts and abandoned inside radioactive zone. Thousands of radioactive vehicles have been stored there. Now these are being repurposed by Kiev. Some are used as scrap, melted to manufacture new weapons; others are fixed up and sent straight to Donbass. Reportedly, a large percentage of the Kiev army ATO soldiers now suffer from radiation poisoning. Of course, the real condition and percentages of those affected are hushed up.

The newest worrying development: it appears Kiev decided to do the unthinkable – build a radioactive barrier between LDPR and Ukraine. Witnesses have been posting videos of Ukraine army hauling radioactive vehicles from Chernobyl and dumping them on the front line between LDPR and Kiev-controlled side. This includes heavy trucks and other machinery used by the USSR in Chernobyl remedial efforts. The result may be disastrous. All that radioactive machinery is moved through Ukraine countryside and cities, then maliciously dumped in E. Ukraine fields, possibly close to where people live and grow crops.

6  Economy / Exchanges / BTC-E breach published by Haveibeenpwnd on: March 12, 2017, 10:24:05 AM is a great tool/database to check if your account data came into the wrong hands. Once can also subscribe to notifications from them if your email/username appears in one of the published breaches. got one today about BTC-E.

It's an old breach, but the content of it became known only now. If you still use the same password as in 2014 and no 2-factor auth, time to take action!

You signed up for notifications when your account was pwned in a data breach and unfortunately, it's happened. Here's what's known about the breach:

Email found:   ----------------------
Breach:   BTC-E
Date of breach:   1 Oct 2014
Number of accounts:   568,340
Compromised data:   Account balances, Email addresses, IP addresses, Passwords, Usernames, Website activity
Description:   In October 2014, the Bitcoin exchange BTC-E was hacked and 568k accounts were exposed. The data included email and IP addresses, wallet balances and hashed
7  Other / Politics & Society / Two memorial documentaries about the undefeated Givi on: March 05, 2017, 12:44:34 PM
The commanders of the Donetsk Republican Army - Motorola and Givi - were well-known in the West. Both are now gone - undefeated in battle, yet killed by the terrorist acts of the Kiev regime. But even though they are gone, the resistance against the dark side lives on.

Below are two documentaries, commemorating Givi - Mikhail Sergeevich tolstysh, born in Ivailovsk, UkSSR, Soviet Union 19.07.1980, killed in Makeevka, Donetsk People's Republic 08.02.2017. One is a collection of interview fragment by Graham Philips - the only British freelance journalist to repost from Donbass. The film gets a good insight into the easy-going and hones personality of Givi.

Givi, as I Knew Him (with English subtitles)

The other documentary is by NewsFront, newly translated into English:

Donbass in the Line of Fire: Givi - Full Episode

And this is a short video from Russell "Texas" Bentley, reporting from Donbass:

Texas on the assault of Givi

A Hero of the DPR, the commander of the "Somali" Independent Ilovaysk Guards Motor-rifle (assault) battalion, Colonel Mikhail Tolstykh died today. Without question, he was one of the strongest officers in the DPR army, and he was a symbol of the entire resistance. This is a difficult loss.

After its failure near Avdeevka, the enemy is counting on this dastardly murder to break us. The most important thing right now is not to panic, but to strengthen our resolve and our cohesiveness. Givi will forever live in our hearts!

Memory Eternal!
8  Other / Politics & Society / Artjom Grishanov's songs - the thruth of the war in Donbass, Syria and WWII on: March 05, 2017, 12:15:55 PM
Atrjom Grishanov is a talented musician from Donbass, who usually writes rock-songs of personal relations, but when the war knocked on the door, and when the Western MSM started either ignoring the war or spewing lies, he used his art to bring the message of the truth across.

Below is an interactive clip for his 6 songs on the civil war in Ukraine (including "Toys for Poroshenko" #ИгрушкиДляПорошенко):

And this is an interactive video of his 12 songs for peace:

Pus two song that were written after the above interactive video was published:
Russian Soldier Saved the World:
Dying, But Not Surrendering:

I could have written about each song, as each song is a condensed, poignant message, that even a 100-page article would be hard-presssed to bring across.

However, just watch them all, and read the English subtitles, and try to understand... I highly recommend this!

Direct link to his YouTube Channel:
9  Other / Politics & Society / Aleppo Victory Tribute on: January 16, 2017, 09:47:08 PM
Found this great video tribute Syria surviving in the face of USNATO-backed terrorists and coming victorious:

Aleppo. As it was before the war, what it what turned into by the Western-backed bestiality, and its celebrations of the Victory Day.
10  Other / Politics & Society / 92 feared dead as Russian plane with military band crashes en route to Syria on: December 25, 2016, 09:53:26 AM
Very sad news on this day:

Rescue helicopters have discovered debris in the Black Sea from a Russian military transport plane which went off radar en route to Syria. Most of the passengers on the Tu-154 were members of the famous Alexandrov Ensemble army choir.

According to preliminary reports, the Tupolev transport plane had 92 people on board, including 84 passengers and eight crew members. It went missing over the Black Sea at 2:40 GMT shortly after refueling at an airport near Sochi.

Most of the passengers on board were members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the official choir of the Russian Armed Forces, the Russian Defense Ministry said. They were travelling from Moscow to the Russian military base Khmeimim near Latakia, Syria to take part in a Christmas celebration with troops deployed there. The head of the choir, conductor and composer Valery Khalilov, is among the 65 members of the ensemble presumed dead in the accident.

Crews from Channel One Russia, NTV, and Zvezda (the official media outlet of the Russian Defense Ministry), each with three members, were on board as well, the outlets confirmed.

The passenger list released by the defense ministry also includes Elizaveta Glinka, a prominent charity activist and humanitarian worker. She is best known by her blogger nickname “Doctor Liza.” Some reports initially said she may have deplaned in Sochi, but the Presidential Council for Human Rights confirmed that she was on board.

Glinka was best known for aiding children with serious conditions like cancer, homeless people, and other vulnerable individuals. In the past few years, she organized humanitarian missions to conflict zones, including eastern Ukraine and Syria. For her efforts, she was awarded the Order of Friendship in 2012, the fifth highest state award in Russia.

Helicopters dispatched from Sochi to search for the aircraft have discovered the crash site, the ministry reported.

“Hull fragments of the Tu-154 plane operated by the Defense Ministry have been found about 1.5 km off the Black Sea coast of Sochi at a depth of 50-70 meters,” the ministry said in a statement.

So far, no survivors have been found in the sea, local rescue services told Interfax.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the plane’s crash, the Kremlin said.
11  Other / Politics & Society / The largest humanitarian catastrophe of the second half of the 20th century on: December 10, 2016, 01:03:13 PM
25th Anniversary of Destruction: USSR Breakup and its Fallout

Today, December 8, 2016, the world marks 25th anniversary of the event the vast majority of the Russian World considers a tragic date. On December 8, 1991 leaders of three Slavic Soviet Republics, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, called the Three Sisters, signed the infamous Belovezhskaya Pushcha Accords, which effectively dissolved the USSR, establishing instead the still-born Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The accords sanctified what Putin later called ‘the largest humanitarian catastrophe of the second half of the 20th century.’

The internet, Russian and post-Soviet media have been flooded with various videos and articles, which explain and judge, from their point of view, the events of that day. Many still try to come to terms and understand what happened; many have condemned this day and those who signed the breakup: Russian SSR head Boris Yeltsin, Ukrainian SSR head Shevchuk and Belorussian SSR head Shushkevich.

Between December 7 and 8, 1991, the host of the secret event, Shushkevich, received the other two at his Belovezhskaya Pushcha hunting residence. The gathering and the document signed were so hush-hush that to type up the text of the breakup agreement the trio needed to bring in a typist from the nearby village, along with her typing machine.

Shushkevich later recalled that as soon as the three shook hands, Yeltsin called the US President George Bush. He reported (!): ‘We did it. The USSR is dead.’ But none of the three called legal head of the Soviet Union, President Gorbachev.

Doing its job, Belorussian KGB found out about what amounted to treason, and reported the situation to Moscow. Gorbachev told them to await his command and do nothing. The command to arrest the conspirators never arrived. Four days later, Gorbachev resigned his post as the first and only president of the USSR.

How different the fates of the three signatories of the USSR breakup have been!

Yeltsin is no longer living; in 1999, he publicly apologized to the Russian people for everything he’d done and named Putin as his successor.

Kravchuk, using his position as the first president of Ukraine, managed to steal many millions, but nothing like today’s oligarchs. The ex-leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine, he betrayed his party and his people and turned into a prime Russophobe, creating, with Soros financing, the first version of falsified Ukrainian history – but again, nothing like today’s Kiev junta. Kravchuk continues living very comfortably in today’s ukro-nazi version of Ukraine, which he supports.

Shushkevich still lives in Belarus, hated by his country’s citizens and afraid to show up in public. Belarus President Lukashenko personally authorized the pension for Shushkevich, as ex-president of Belarus, in the amount of… $1.

The condemnation and demands for trial have been leveled against the three Belovezhskaya Pushcha signatories. The accusations of treason are also leveled against then president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev has been the darling of the West, rewarded many times over for his role in the USSR breakup and many disastrous for Russia political decisions. Hated by many Russians, today, he spends his time justifying his actions in the late 1980s and early 1990s.


Read the full article, which includes excerpts from Lada's past for-donation Earth Shift Reports detailing the events, forces and moods following the split-up of USSR :
12  Other / Politics & Society / Russian Hospital in Aleppo Bombed by US-sponsored "Moderate" Opposition on: December 06, 2016, 06:16:44 PM
Two Russian female nurses were killed and a paediatric doctor severely wounded when a Russian hospital was bombed in Aleppo. Local resident and an RT Arabia journalist were wounded. The shelling happened by the so-called "moderate opposition", curated by USA, Great Britain and France.

Russian Ministry of Defence published a note of protest, stating that the blood of those killed medics is on the "civilized" West, saying that the Ministry understands from whom this "opposition" got the pinpoint coordinates.

"There is no doubt the shelling was conducted by the so-called "opposition", - said the official representative of the RF Defence Ministry Igor Konashenkov. - "We understand, from whom they received accurate information and coordinates not only of the Russian hospital, but also directly of the reception point just at the beginning of its opening hours. Therefore, the entire responsibility for the killing and wounding of our doctors, who were there to help the children of Aleppo, lies not only on the executors. The blood of our soldiers is on the hands of the customers for this murder. Those who created, nurtured and armed these beasts in human form, calling them for "moderate opposition" to justify it to their own conscience and their voters. Yes, on you, ladies and gentlemen, the patrons of terrorists from the United States, Britain, France and other sympathizer countries and entities. "

Russian Parliament is preparing an address to the parliaments of the other countries, asking for condemnation of the murder of the Russian medics.

The mobile hospital contained, among others a paediatric surgery department, X-Ray cabinet, and a laboratory.

Seeing as Syrian army has liberated 35 districts of Aleppo (70% of the territory), the organisers of the "moderate opposition" are getting worried that their assets are getting wiped out and are trying to get every last bit of chaos out of them.

The background: New Zealand, Spain and Egypt prepared yesterday a resolution to UNSC (now vetoed by China and Russia) to immediate stop military activity in Aleppo for 10 days (give the terrorists a reprieve), open up for the US humanitarian corridors (resupply terrorists) and to allow US air drips (drop arm to the terrorists locked in the 18 km2 encirclement), as well as make Syrian army stop fighting the terrorists across the whole of Syria (protect the terrorists). Over the last few days the Syrian army re-took most of Aleppo, that the terrorists held since 2012, while USA was "fighting" them.

The bombing of the mobile hospital is the Western act of terrorism as a response to the above veto, as well as to put Trump into such a position by the time he takes office that mending of the relations between USA and Russia would we impossible.

After the second nurse died, Konashenkov came with the following words to the world community:
"We demand from the whole of the world community, as well as from the "Red Cross", "Red Sickle", "Doctors without borders" and other international organisations a decided condemnation of the premeditated murder of the Russian military medics, who exercised their medical duty in helping the civilians of Aleppo. All the executors, and those who ordered the shelling of the Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo should be subjected to the proportioned responsibility.

The special anger is called because women died in that treacherous attack - no one expected the West to sink so low as to pass exact coordinates!

The above is a summary of this analysis of the situation (in Russian) by a reputable analyst.

The analyst concludes his article with the following:

From now on, ALL Syrian terrorists without exception and regardless of flag, moderation, blueness, purpleness, shades of black and even size their patrons are in for an unprecedented bloodbath. Both they, and their NATO instructors from Syrian Aleppo to Raqqa.

Because there are some things in the world that Russia will not ever

The mood is grim, and there are calls that not a single Western instructor must leave Syria alive.

EDIT: This reminds me of how NATO terrorised Russian mobile hospitals in Yugoslavia, during NATO's invasion and destruction of that country.
13  Other / Politics & Society / House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites on: December 03, 2016, 04:32:02 PM
House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders."

A quick skim of the bill reveals "Title V—Matters relating to foreign countries",  whose Section 501 calls for the government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in  coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly.”

The section lists the following definitions of media manipulation:

    Establishment or funding of a front group.
    Covert broadcasting.
    Media manipulation.
    Disinformation and forgeries.
    Funding agents of influence.
    Incitement and offensive counterintelligence.
    Terrorist acts.

As ActivistPost correctly notes, it is easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used to target, threaten, or eliminate so-called “fake news” websites, a list which has been used to arbitrarily define any website, or blog, that does not share the mainstream media's proclivity to serve as the Public Relations arm of a given administration.

Curiously, the bill which was passed on November 30, was introduced on November 22, two days before the Washington Post published its Nov. 24 article citing "experts" who claim Russian propaganda helped Donald Trump get elected.

As we reported last week, in an article that has been widely blasted, the WaPo wrote that "two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem."

The newspaper cited PropOrNot, an anonymous website that posted a hit list of alternative media websites, including Zero Hedge, Drudge Report, Activist Post, Blacklisted News, the Ron Paul Report, and many others. Glenn Greenwald penned an appropriate response two days later in "Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group."

PropOrNot has pushed a conspiratorial thesis, without any actual proof, that the listed websites have been either used directly or covertly by the Russians to spread propaganda.

While the bill passed the House with a sweeping majority, it is unknown if and when the bill will work its way through the Senate and be passed into law, although one would think that it has far higher chances of passing under president Obama than the President-Elect. It is also unclear if it will be used to shut down websites anonymously characterized as "useful idiots" or subversive elements used in disseminating supposed Russian propaganda.

Those interested can read the full "H.R. 6393: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017" at the following location" bill that may soon proclaim much of the internet to be criminal "Russian propaganda" at the following link.

While the popularity of open political debates and plurality of opinions (including openly hostile ones) is gaining popularity in Russian mediascape, the US is clamping down and taking the Orwellian path one step further.

This quote sums it all up...

"Truth is treason, in the empire of lies."  -Ron Paul
14  Other / Politics & Society / Dangerously close: Swizz figher jets buzz Russian plane on a civilian route on: November 19, 2016, 04:13:54 PM
Russia expects explanations from Bern regarding fighters’ escort of Russian plane

GENEVA, November 19. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in Switzerland has sent a note to that country’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), where it expressed bewilderment over the approach of the Swiss Air Force’s fighters to the plane of the Rossiya Special Flight Group and asked to give explanations, the embassy’s press service told TASS on Saturday.

"As the fighters approached the Russian plane, we have sent a note to FDFA, which contains bewilderment and request for explanations, as the permission for the flight had been received well in advance," the embassy’s press service said.

On November 18, a plane of the Rossiya Special Flight Group headed to Peru’s capital city for the APEC summit. It was met by fighters of the Swiss Air Force in the air space of that country, and was escorted to the border with France. Among the passengers on board the Il-960300 were members of President Vladimir Putin’s delegation and reporters.

Passengers of the Russian plane spotted the Swiss fighters which moved at a small interval parallel to the plane. Appearance of the fighters close to the plane caused clear disarray on board the Russian plane. The crew hurried to calm down the passengers, saying escort of the kind is used regularly on certain routes.

The Rossiya Special Flight Group is engaged in aviation services for Russian top officials, including the president and prime minister, as well as members of their delegations during official visits abroad or working trips across Russia.

To add: the Russian plane was following a pre-declared civilian route, at a civilian flight corridor and was tracked by the civilian Swiss ATC. So the appearance of the fighter jets was meant as a threatening act of provocation.

I read here (in Russian) about another similar harassment, experianced by a Russian pilot from American fighter jets over Turkey, flying  from Baghdad to Turkey:

The pilot in the above article further states that the planes on civilian routes must not approach each other closer than 30km on crossing paths and not be closer than 10km on parallel paths.

The jet in the picture, judging by the detail visibility is about 50-100 meters away from the Russian airliner.
15  Other / Politics & Society / Breaking! Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested for Corruption on: November 15, 2016, 05:14:13 PM
Finally some good news from Russia. Looks like the dual-pronged move on fighting the corruption, while at the same time disentangling the Russian economic system from the US Federal Reserve and the Western banking system, which was imposed on Russia in the 90s, is under way:

Breaking! Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested for Corruption

Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev has been detained earlier today in Russia. He was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe. In Russian Criminal Code a bribe ‘received in an especially large amount’ carries a much stricter punishment. (Alexey Ulyukaev – Wikipedia)

According to the Russian news, Putin knew about this sting operation from the start. The police advised Putin of Ulyukaev’s detention. Following that, Putin discussed the situation with the head of the government, PM Dmitry Medvedev.

Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Putin was informed from the start of the operation and that the allegations are very serious. Either way, Ulyukaev’s guilt will be decided by court.


The real significance of Ulyukaev’s arrest

The fight with corruption is great and it has to be done, no question about it. It’s also great that Russian police and court are able finally to act boldly and get things done against the high-profile targets, who managed to avoid punishment in the past. These are very, very good news. Especially when you compare it to the disaster the police and court have become in many other countries.

But there’s much more to the story and it has a very important twist. Ulyukaev is considered the 5th column in Russia. Just like the majority of the so-called ‘economic block of the government,’ the patriotic circles consider him an ‘enemy’ working against the interests of Russia and for the interests of the Western NWO. The proof of how deep the tentacles of the US FED and various anti-Russian interests have penetrated into Russia during the 90s is how Russian Central Bank behaved during anti-Russian sanctions and during the 2014 attack on the ruble.


Back to Ulyukaev. The Russian patriotic and serious analytical circles alike have been for years demanding the dismissal of Livanov, Ulyukaev, Greff (head of Sberbank), minister of health, and others from the economic block. Interestingly enough, PM Dmitry Medvedev is often included in these demands. While I agree about everyone else on the list, I disagree about Medvedev. I’ll explain in THE PUTIN ENIGMA book (which will be released in 2017) who Medvedev really is and why he is important to Russia.

Therefore, this dismissal, tied to Ulyukaev’s corruption is a very important signal that the society demands are being heard. I can’t overemphasize how important this move is.

The arrest of Khodorkovsky, Lebedev and the breakup of Yukos in mid-2000s signaled the beginning of an end of the Russian oligarchs and the end of the Western enslavement of the Russian economy.

The arrest of Ulyukaev, the key figure in the pro-West economic block, signals the beginning of the restoration of Russia’s full economic sovereignty.

The timing is important too: right after Trump won US elections. We’ll continue seeing that the very fact of Trump victory will have enormous influence on many countries (I’ll discuss that fully during the January-February webinars).

Incidentally, Ulyukaev presided over the proposed sale of the 19% of Rosneft (state-owned oil giant) to private investors. This sale has been vehemently opposed in Russia, and yet, after years of delays, it was still going through.

So far the info is very scarce. But I strongly suspect that as a result of Ulyukaev’s arrest, the Rosneft sale will be scrapped. Other state assets were also pushed to be sold by Ulyukaev, despite complaints and mass resistance. Basically, he is one of the most hated men in Russia, probably next to Khodorkovsky. He was one of those who pushed for neo-liberal anti-Russian privatization reforms in the ’90s.

16  Other / Politics & Society / US-led coalition aircraft strike Syrian army positions, kill 62 soldiers on: September 17, 2016, 08:25:50 PM

US-led coalition aircraft strike Syrian army positions, kill 62 soldiers

US-led coalition jets have bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving the way" for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television.

According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, the bombing took place on al-Tharda Mountain in the region of Deir ez-Zor and caused casualties and destruction on the ground.
Read more
© Khalil Ashawi US & US-controlled forces haven't fulfilled any Syria ceasefire deal obligations - Russian Army

Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike by the US-led coalition, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said, citing information received from the Syrian General Command.

“We are aware of the reports and checking with Centcom and CJTF (Combined Joint Task Force),” the Pentagon told RT.

The US Central Command later has issued a statement, saying that it had no intention of targeting Syrian government forces near Dier ez-Zor.

“Syria is a complex situation with various military forces and militias in close proximity, but [the] coalition would not intentionally strike a known Syrian military unit,” the statement read.

CENTCOM promised that the strike and circumstances surrounding it will be reviewed “to see if any lesson can be learned.”

According to a news release of the US Department of Defense, the coalition’s aviation performed combat missions in Dier ez-Zor on Saturday.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that the aircraft which carried out the bombings had entered Syrian airspace from the territory of Iraq.

Four strikes against Syrian positions was performed by two F-16 jet fighters and two A-10 support aircraft, it added.

“If the airstrike was caused by the wrong coordinates of targets than it’s a direct consequence of the stubborn unwillingness of the American side to coordinate with Russia in its actions against terrorist groups in Syria,” Konashenkov stressed.

The Defense Ministry also confirmed a report by SANA that an Islamic State offensive began right after Syrian Army positions were hit from the air.

"Immediately after the airstrike by coalition planes, Islamic State militants launched their offensive. Fierce fighting with the terrorists is currently underway in the area of the airport where for a long a time humanitarian aid for civilians was parachuted,” Konashenkov said.

The Syrian General Command has called the bombing a “serious and blatant aggression” against Syrian forces, and said it was "conclusive evidence" that the US and its allies support IS militants.

Earlier on Saturday, Russia accused the US of being reluctant to take measures to force rebels under its control to fall in line with the terms of the Syrian ceasefire.

Numerous Russian appeals to the American side remain unanswered, which “raises doubts over the US’s ability to influence opposition groups under their control and their willingness to further ensure the implementation of the Geneva agreements,” senior Russian General Staff official, Viktor Poznikhir, said.

Poznikhir also said that the truce is being used by the militants to regroup, resupply and prepare an offensive against government troops.

Last week, Moscow and Washington agreed to influence the Syrian government and the so-called moderate rebel forces respectively in order to establish a ceasefire in the country.

Since then, Russia has repeatedly complained that the US is failing to keep its part of the bargain. The US, on its part, has blamed Russia for not pressuring Damascus enough to facilitate humanitarian access to Syria.

According to the recent news, the Syrian Army has reclaimed its positions that had been perfidiously bombed by the USA (the attacked happened during the agreed-upon period of cessation of hostilities):

What happened above is that USA openly attacked the armed forces of another country (what's new, you may ask) - but this time an attack on Syria is an attack on Russia, as Russia is acting in Syria as a guarantor of integrity and sovereignty of that country.
17  Other / Politics & Society / Rememebering Georgian attack on South Ossetia on 08.08.08 on: August 09, 2016, 05:37:45 AM
South Ossetia and Russia commemorated yesterday the victims of the Georgian aggression on south Ossetia.

It happened 8 years ago, on the nigh of the 08.08.2008, just as the Olympic Games were opening in Bejing, Saakashvili, violating his word that no military aggression against South Ossetia would take place, ordered to start shelling from Grads, and then sending tanks into the town of Tshinval.

Memorial photos of the killed, and interviews with the survivors - every family there has someone, whom they lost to that Georgian aggression:

The first round hit the barracks of the Russian peacekeepers. 37 peacekeepers were killed in their sleep. The ruins of the barracks are left now as a memorial:

Georgian tanks and Grads shot at hospitals, schools, kindergartens, residential areas (note the similarity of the actions, to those of the Ukos, attacking the population of Donbass!). People tries to hide in the cellars, but for many that was not enough protection:

The only road for the civilians back then leave the burning city by. But on this road, people were met by armed groups. People were shot, their cars burnt (again, the same scenario as what Ukros 4 years later used against the civilians of Donbass!). The burnt-out cars are left there till now to remind of those days:

Almost all houses in Tshival were burning by the end of the second day of the Georgian aggression, but then it became known that Russian units came to the rescue. Another 2 days were spent on the operation to force Georgia into peace.

By the Georgian actions, Russia could have declared war on Georgia, but did not - not viewing Georgian people as the enemies (and, I think, observing the fact that it was an operation to restore peace during the Olympic games - a supposed time of peace)

"Thank you, Russia!" on a hill side:

As for Georgian and Ukrainian aggression similarities: the internationally wanted criminal and the then president of Georgia, Saakashvili was boasting yesterday how Georgian military got training from Ukraine (Yushenko being the pres of Ukraine back then) and NATO, and how Ukraine sent AA units to Georgia during that aggression. He basically admitted his and his accomplices' guilt!:
18  Other / Politics & Society / Banning Russia from Rio Olympics as another battle in the hybrid war on Russia on: July 24, 2016, 07:43:08 PM
Banning Russia from Rio Olympics as another battle in the hybrid war on Russia, as well as against Brazil and the BRICS...

LADA RAY REPORT: End of Olympics? Plot to Remove Russia from International Sports Revealed

Bad things happen when good people are silent – or indifferent!

Why should you pay close attention to what is happening in global sports and Olympics, even if you are indifferent to them? Because just like anywhere else, if you look the other way, they’ll sneak in NWO before you know it!

The modern Olympics movement was started in the end of 19th century by the French Pierre de Coubertin. Russia is presently rebalancing the severely tilted to the West world, which has become utterly imbalanced, with an unfair advantage assigned to the West, at the expense of the rest of the globe. It is fitting that an era of the West will end in the disbanding or slow dying of the Western initiative of the modern Olympics.

Anti-Russia Hybrid War in Sports! Fact summary: Russian athletes’ Rio ban + Meldonium scandal

I wrote about this issue in 2015 and I warned of this outcome in:

    Hybrid War: The Whole Truth About Doping and Demands to Ban Russia from 2016 Summer Olympics
    Brazil Color Revolution: Corruption, Dilma, Lula, Zika, Rio Olympics and BRICS. Lada Ray Report & Predictions

I won’t repeat the facts and analytics from the previous two reports. Please read them for the completeness of your understanding. There are many new facts and revelations taking place since 2015. Let’s discuss newest developments.

Russian team ban from Rio Olympics

Russia lost it’s Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) appeal on Thursday, 7/21, against an Olympic ban on its track-and-field athletes. Russians were holding their breath for the decision, still hoping for some justice from the ‘democratic’ European court. The court located in Switzerland, had some wishy-washy closing words to say: on one hand the appeal cannot be granted because the IAAF (Intl Athletic Federation) ruling is within its rules; on the other hand – how strange that IAAF and WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) waited till June to come out with allegations and issue the ban, thus leaving no time for ‘clean’ athletes to appeal before the start of Rio Olympics on August 5, 2016. The ban was upheld, nevertheless.

But it gets worse: Russia faces a potential blanket Rio 2016 ban after losing appeal against IAAF ruling on track-and-field athletes. The total number of the Russian athletes who were supposed to participate in Rio was 400 before the ban.

The entire Russian track-and-field team, except 1 – about 68 athletes in total – were banned from Rio Olympics participation, including many who never failed a drug test in their life. Why did they single out one random athlete to allow her participation in Rio? Because this one single person is chosen to put a rift within the team and underscore further just ‘how corrupt the entire team is.’

WADA/IAAF/US also tried to seduce some of the athletes to participate in Rio not under the Russian flag, but under a neutral IOC banner, basically denouncing their country. This was a clear provocation designed to create suspicion and rift within Russian society and sports community. There were no takers among track-and-field team. I guarantee if there were any takers, such athletes would have been immediately allowed to compete in Rio.

It has to be mentioned that for most athletes being at the games is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the psychological trauma of being denied that chance can break one’s life. Therefore, giving them a choice to participate at the expense of betraying their country constitutes an especially exquisite torture.

This ban includes 2-time Olympic and 7-time world champion, multiple-time world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva. Isinbayeva, named more than once World Athlete of the Year and widely known to never take any drugs, recently came back from maternity leave in order to train hard for participation in her last Olympics. Isinbayeva is one of the best known names in the contemporary sport and she was the spokesperson for the Russian team during the CAS appeal.

Yelena Isinbayeva has been very outspoken about the injustice of the IAAF/WADA decision, and the attack on Russian athletes based on political motives. It is interesting that most world’s national athletic federations have been silent about the decision, while the retired athletes and sports bureaucrats internationally spoke out against it.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that ten countries demanded Russian blanket ban, among these: USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland and Germany. A British competitor of Yelena Isinbayeva said that she (Isinbayeva) ‘doesn’t deserve justice because she is a heterosexual (aka, not gay!), and Putin supporter(!).’  Just imagine how much her competitors have hated her coming back after childbirth and how much they are afraid of her!



Meldoniy (Meldonium) scandal

The Meldonium scandal began developing earlier this year after late last year WADA suddenly declared Meldonium to be a super-doping agent and banned it. It quickly turned out that Meldonium stayed in one’s bloodstream for months, and so, even those athletes who ended Meldonium usage immediately after the ban, tested positive months later and were promptly banned from all international competitions. WADA faced criticism for its ‘poorly researched and tested’ decision on Meldonium, but it simply shrugged off any such criticism and kept plowing on.

Here is an article on CBS about that: Meldonium producers say the drug can take months to leave body

The most famous athlete they got on Meldonium scandal was tennis star Maria Sharapova, who, as a result, is under a 2-year playing ban, and of course, she is missing the Rio Olympics. Why it was important to get Sharapova? Along with Yelena Isinbayeva, she is the face of the Russian sport. She was the Russian flag bearer at the London Olympics, and just like Isinbayeva, she is universally loved and admired.


The kicker is this: what is really Meldonium, aka, Meldoniy or Meldonat? The Western MSM presstitutes will have you believe it’s some sort of new secret drug, used as mega-conspiracy by Sharapova and other Russians to gain an unfair advantage.

In reality, it is an innocent over-the-counter medicine anyone in Russia can buy by simply walking into a neighborhood pharmacy. What’s more, it’s a very old restorative, widely used and well-known to WADA, IOC and world sports federations since Soviet times. The issue of it being considered doping was NEVER raised before.

It was developed during USSR in Latvia, when it was still called the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, by a Latvian scientist. I believe it was in 1970s or early ’80s. Up till last year, when the market collapsed due to sudden ban, Meldoniy (Meldonat) was a very substantial part of Latvian export, constituting 1% of Latvian annual GDP! The reason is this: Melodoniy is taken liberally by lay users and professional athletes alike throughout the entire post-Soviet space. It is a mild and safe preparation based on herbs and natural substances, which acts as heart restorative after strenuous exercise. Meldoniy was always considered super-innocuous, therefore, world-class athletes have taken it for years, as a safe bet and in the absence of any other drugs they could use due to ever expanding WADA bans.

Since the all-out war against Russia by the West began before 2014 Sochi Olympics, it was necessary to keep finding new avenues for the ongoing attacks. Most of the previous attacks were deflected or successful counter-attacks by Russia were launched. After Ukraine, attacks on Russian economy and Russian ruble, sanctions, vilifying of Putin and various Russian officials, NATO provocations, post-Soviet space color revolutions and various ongoing lies, what remained? Russian sport. Meldoniy, which wasn’t even considered a drug by global standards, was what they decided to go after – in my view, primarily because it was used by Sharapova.


There you have it! Meldonium was banned because: 1. it was invented in the USSR – an indictment in itself in the West; 2. it was primarily taken by Russian athletes, many of whom would be caught in the ban; 3. it caught Sharapova in the crossfire – and she was the big prize.

When the Meldonium attack by WADA began in late 2015 – early 2016, it was hoped that it would be sufficient to push through the ban of the entire Russian Olympic team. Turned out that didn’t stick, but it created enough momentum and generated enough public opinion to produce the next rabbit out of a hat: the interview with ousted ex-Head of RUSADA (Russian Anti-Doping Agency, part of WADA) Rodchenkov, who defected to the US, where he received a fat fee and a lucrative job for his troubles, and from where he started bashing Russian authorities.


Read the full report at
19  Other / Politics & Society / Referendums galore on: June 26, 2016, 06:32:44 PM
I like a segment in the newest Lada Ray report

BREXIT Results and Massive New Global Trends

that is titled "REFERENDUMS GALORE coming up!"


5. REFERENDUMS GALORE coming up! The new GLOBAL TREND has shaped up in front of our eyes, began by the Crimean March 2014 referendum to secede from Ukraine. When politicians and elites refuse to listen to their people, people will take power into their own hands and show their strength through direct democracy.

6. The positive effects of the rising REFERENDUM TREND is that of the direct democracy and people’s empowerment. People will begin recalling that they do hold real power.

Another positive effect will be in favor of the long-suffering people of Russia and what is so far called Ukraine (the future Novorossia, plus possibly also Carpatian Rus and Kiev Rus, depending on how finalized divisions will be made).

The effect is this: after having their own referendums and the change in the rotten political system of the EU, Europeans will finally recognize the Crimean and Donbass referendums and they will finally stop harassing Russia! The voices to recognize Crimean referendum are already sounding from the saner EU politicians, and eventually it will become a norm.

Recall my prediction that Ukraine (under another name, or names) will turn back to Russia by 2018.  All this will be happening simultaneously: along with an avalanche or referendums and EU revolts and the turn of Ukraine towards Russia, not only Crimea will be recognized officially as a part of Russia by the West. Along with DNR/LNR 2014 referendums, the forgotten referendums in Pridnestrovie – Transnistria (to join Russia), as well as in Abkhazia and S. Ossetia will also be recognized. This may take a few years though.

Very few in the West know, but the USSR had the famous 1991 referendum, the information about which was buried. In that referendum the majority of the former Soviet republics voted to preserve the USSR. Just imagine what happens when the real results are made public or the 1991 referendum is repeated!

The interesting thing is that even the former Baltic republics that are considered anti-Russian (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) may surprise us, should their people are ever allowed to have their own opinion. So far the regimes there suppress the voice of the people, aided by the US tanks. And this is why Estonia and Latvia deny the right to vote to their Russian-speaking population. What will happen when millions of the so-called ‘non-citizens’ are actually allowed to vote? One thing for sure: US tanks will have to leave in a hurry…

In fact, people everywhere will be emboldened to conduct referendums on issues of importance. Some Balkans/ex-Yugoslavia mini-states, which have been artificially divided, may decide as a result of their referendums to get back together. Specifically these are: Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia.

I also foresee a new tight union (economic, political and more) eventually forming between the Balkans countries, including some of former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece – and Russia/Eurasian Union.

I am very curious to see what happens to Turkey after the Kurds get together and organize their referendum.

These are just some of the examples. In general, we are present during The GREAT EARTH SHIFT. The old systems, be it political, social or spiritual are falling off and the new are emerging. The new countries, new borders and new unions will emerge and strengthen, while the old will either diminish or disappear altogether.

I give NATO a few more years before it is disbanded.


And as usual, the whole of her article is a worthy read!
20  Other / Politics & Society / Colour Revolutions in Kazakhstan and Armenia on: June 03, 2016, 05:29:09 PM
This went past me:

The BIG EVENT the West is silent about: Foiled Color Revolution in Kazakhstan on My 21!

Some might say: big deal, after all, what’s Kazakhstan? Much like Ukraine, Kazakhstan isn’t important by itself, but it is extremely important in connection with Russia and as part of the Russian support system. As we have discussed before (more on that in future Earth Shift Reports), Russia is The Great Global Balancer & Stabilizer. Therefore, we must analyze everything that happens around Russia from this perspective. This means that attack on Kazakhstan is an attack on Russia.

What happened:

While we all relaxed for the weekend, a full-scale color revolution against Nazarbayev was planned in Kazakhstan for May 21. Mass protests were pre-announced for May 20-21, weapons, subversive literature, money and alcohol were hidden in capital Astana and several major cities, where the explosion was supposed to happen simultaneously. A media and PR attack was prepared. Foreign fingerprints are very vivid. Soros, Endowment for Democracy and other US NGOs are implicated. Ukraine right sector’s hand was also in it.

The investigation is ongoing and arrests have been made.

I warned about this possibility in ESR1 reloaded: IS PUTIN PART OF NWO? IS ASTANA, KZ, A NEW NWO CAPITAL? In it I explained the reasons Nazarbayev had premature presidential elections, as well as why Belarus’ Lukashenko is acting so strangely.

A similarly volatile situation is developing along the entire perimeter of the Russian borders, especially all over Central Asia and Caucasus (of which I also warned since 2014). Russia and those Central Asian/Caucasus ex-Soviet republics that have joined, or are planning to join Eurasian Union, are bracing for the rolling color revolution avalanche. Recent events in Armenia and in Nagorno-Karabakh (between Azerbaijan and Armenia) were also manifestation of the same. The fires were extinguished due to a prompt interference by Russia. Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are balancing on the brink. All this will intensify as more post-Soviet counties choose to get closer to Russia and/or join Eurasian Union.

There is another important reason the US is greatly intensifying its push for color revolutions. The reason is related to the TTIP and TPP push.
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 »
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!