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Name: Aram Katz
Gender: Male
Hometown: Sullivan County, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: Soon to be Zhenjiang in China
Member since: Tue Mar 23, 2021, 10:44 AM
Number of posts: 4,182

About Me

Demoralized, depressed, destroyed by American immigration law written and pushed for in 1952 by two xenophobes determined to keep people out.

Journal Archives

Russia warns United States: we have the might to put you in your place

Source: Yahoo News

LONDON (Reuters) -Russia warned the United States on Thursday that Moscow had the might to put the world's pre-eminent superpower in its place and accused the West of stoking a wild Russophobic plot to tear Russia apart.

Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012 and is now deputy secretary of Russia's Security Council, said the United States had stoked "disgusting" Russophobia in an attempt to force Russia to its knees.

"It will not work - Russia has the might to put all of our brash enemies in their place," Medvedev said.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the United States and its European and Asian allies have slapped sanctions on Russian leaders, companies and businessmen, cutting off Russia from much of the world economy.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/russia-put-enemies-united-states-074753510.html

Remind me to quake a little in my boots tonight
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Thu Mar 17, 2022, 12:38 PM (91 replies)

Amid mounting sanctions, Russian lawmaker demands America return Alaska to Russia

Source: KATV.com

A lawmaker in Russia has demanded the United States return Alaska to Russia as a reparation for American-led sanctions crippling his country's economy following the invasion of Ukraine.

Parliament member Oleg Matveychev made those demands, along with saying he also wanted America to return Fort Ross in California, during an interview on Sunday, The Daily Beast reports. The publication says Matveychev is known as the "Kremlin's spin-doctor."

Read more: https://katv.com/news/nation-world/russian-lawmaker-demands-america-return-alaska-and-pay-reparations-due-to-sanctions-ukraine-oleg-matveychev-kremlin-fort-ross-california-antartic-ocean-economy

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Wed Mar 16, 2022, 09:46 PM (76 replies)

Russian forces take 500 hostage in Mariupol hospital, Ukraine official says

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/zelenskyy-tells-russian-tro

Russian forces took control of a hospital in the port city Mariupol, holding about 500 people hostage late Tuesday, according to a regional leader.

Pavlo Kyrylenko said on the social media app Telegram that Russian forces rounded up 400 people from their houses in the neighborhood and drove them into the hospital, where about 100 patients, doctors and other hospital staff were. Kyrylenko said Russians were using the hostages as human shields.

Its impossible to leave the hospital, they are shooting hard, Kyrylenko said.

He said staff are continuing to treat patients in makeshift wards set up in a basement despite damage done to the building from shelling.

The siege of Regional Intensive Care Hospital in Mariupol comes the week after Russian forces bombed a maternity hospital in the same city. Three people were killed, including a child.

Read more: Yahoo

Scroll down the page a little. It's in the updates.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Tue Mar 15, 2022, 09:04 PM (5 replies)

I am getting sick of political euphemisms.

It seems like there are way too many of them and they are all designed to hide truth.

Lies - disinformation
Bigoted white xenophobic nativists - alt-right
alternative facts - huge lies
Misspoke - caught lying
Out of Context - caught being an intolerant jackass
If you were offended - makes it the receiver of information's fault because they were triggered
Triggered - dismissing the reaction to my insensitivity
Cancel Culture - Why can't I be a jerk in public?
Snowflake - someone with empathy
White hatred - The majority race feels sad
Hollywood elite - Jew
Bankers - Jew
Job Creators - American oligarchs
East Coast liberals - Jews
Right Wing News - Propaganda filled with lies and bigoted dog whistles.
Thoughts and Prayers - Doing nothing to prevent things from happening while sounding like you're doing something meaningful
Religious Right - Statists using religion to control groups they want destroyed
Russian asset - TRAITOR

There are many others.

All these phrase empower the worst of our society to actively dismiss any criticism and gives them a messaging advantage by controlling the language.

We need to stop allowing this. Call it what it is. LIES!!!

I saw how Tulsi Gabbard said the things about (ugh) Mittens and demanded he resign. Some Twitter user called what she was saying "disinformation." Weak sauce. Call it was it is: "The Russian tool was LYING!!!"

I see this language a lot. It allows people wiggle room to save face and weasel out of their crap. We all really should stop using the language of the political enemy (not opponent. They have declared war on us and our political ideology. We need to accept that and fight back).

No more "disinformation." They lie. No more alt-right. They are bigoted nativists.

We need to stop parroting these words. No more euphemisms.

Or, I'll let George Carlin say it better than I ever could:
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Mar 14, 2022, 11:54 PM (10 replies)

Someone went to GFM and said my drive to raise funds for my flight to see my wife

is fraudulent.

GFM has shut down my ability to log in and has not sent me an email so I can change my password after repeated requests.

They sent me an email saying that they need to contact me because of "unusual activity in (my) GoFundMe account."

When this everlasting nightmare end for me? I can't do this anymore. I can't do it.

The one person I want in my life and it's getting harder and harder to get back to her.

Someone here in one of my earlier posts even called me a fraud and told me they will continue to "document my movements so my fraud is recorded."

I just want my wife. I don't know to do anymore.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Mar 14, 2022, 09:45 PM (44 replies)

Zelensky Theme Song lyrics (for those that remember the 1950s TV show)

Out on the road,
When the temperature's cold,
Stands a hero known as Zelensky.
This bold president
With a "Z" represents,
The "Z" that stands for Zelensky.

Zelensky, Zelensky, the fox so cunning and free,
Zelensky, Zelensky, whose people make the mark of the Z.

He didn't want to fight,
But he knows it is right
And the people all know of Zelensky.
He's friend of the meek,
For Ukraine he will speak,
This very unique, Mr. Zelensky.

Zelensky, Zelensky, doesn't need a ride, but more ammo,
Zelensky, Zelensky, who'll fight till the Russian all go home.

Zelensky, Zelensky, Zelensky, Zelensky, Zelensky, Zelensky....

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Mar 14, 2022, 05:20 PM (3 replies)

The best way to end a senior's years in social studies?

In lieu of a final exam, they get a major capstone project.

Each of my seniors are happy as hell now. They can pace their work and have until May 15th.

I have one more unit with them, but it's a unit on the SCOTUS and constitutional law (my area of expertise in civics and government).

So they are now all happy that "social studies is more relaxed" while everyone one is still doing the normal things while the senoritis has set in hard.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Mon Mar 14, 2022, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

To all of DU: I am sorry I asked for help trying to reunite with my wife

As I write this, I literally have tears streaming down my face.

For all who have, words cannot express adequately how grateful I am. I've lived a two year nightmare and a lot of you have really come to bat for me. I wish there is something I can do to repay your kindness and a sincere, heartfelt thank and gratitude seems woefully inadequate.

But all this morning, I have been defending myself against people who think I am using this for ulterior motives. I have none. If the policies in China didn't change, I would have done this all myself.

I know I will never change anyone's mind who are convinced that I am not being honest.

1: Yes, I am going to a film festival in April. I paid for it out of my paycheck. I was under orders to keep it as cheap as possible so I can bring money from my salary back to China with me as I will not get paid there until September. Which I did by checking with her every single place I could stay.
2: 40% of my net pay goes to my wife in China every month, so I am literally living hand to mouth. As a teacher, I get $1537 every two weeks. Then I have bills, food, and gas. I haven't been out except to go to Tucson for business in months and the closest thing I get to "eating out" is a subway, Eegee's, or In and Out burger as I am driving either to or from Tucson.
3: I have limited medical care for fear that medical bills would hurt me.
4: I have gone nowhere since last June with was to Puerto Penasco in Mexico for a long weekend.
5: I am literally supporting myself, my wife, and her family on my paycheck right now. I asked no one to help me and I wouldn't accept it if they did.

I'm sorry people think I'm a fraud. I'm sorry for asking for help. It is my business and as such, it is my responsibility. But last night, when I video chatted with my wife, she smiled for the first time in a long time knowing I was coming home and we can finally start our family. She knows that men in my family don't normally live passed 65 and I am 43.

I hadn't seen my wife smile like that for a very long time. The last time I saw my wife face to face, she was crying and refusing to let me go at Pudong Airport. I still remember her video chatting me on the flight last year in Detroit, tears streaming down her face asking why they were doing this to her and that she was afraid to move because "they are watching me," then putting her phone camera over her should to see two male CBP officers glaring at her with their arms crossed. She quickly disconnected and didn't speak to me again until she was in Shanghai.

If people want to see the reason I did this, swallowed my pride, and asked for help, here it is:

Those are our official Chinese red marriage books. The ugly bald troll is me, the pretty Chinese woman with the long hair is my wife, Wei Huan 魏欢. That's why I set up a GFM. I had no where else to turn.

And now, I feel lower than lower for doing that after this morning. I need to take time away from DU. For all of those who helped me, words cannot express my undying love and gratitude for all of you. I wish I could do or say more.

So all of you know, I have setup an account at my Credit Union for all the GFM and other funds. It won't even go into my bank account and I gave my mother the account information and the card that came with it.

I'm sorry I put everything here through this. I really do feel like I am horrible person. I typed all of this with tears in my eyes.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun Mar 13, 2022, 01:49 PM (39 replies)

I live in one of the poorest areas of Arizona right now. Gas prices here are INSANE

Gas prices here on the Tohono o'Odham nation are $4.89 for the cheap stuff and $5.49 for the good stuff.

I drive a vintage 35th anniversary edition Camaro z28 and I've never seen gas like this.

Even in Tucson, it's an average of $4.40 for the cheap stuff.

Since Arizona is a low pay, right-to-starve state as stated in the AZ Constitution, I am trying to understand out people out here on the TON can afford both gas and food (since there is one grocery store and that place is almost 60% more than in Tucson. Case in point: House brand Crystal Light is $3.59 a box for the 10 small pack box, but only $2.00 in Tucson).

Thanks, Vlad and Big Oil.

I have a film festival in LA I am driving to next month. I am really working on on trying to plan fuel stops effectively.
Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sun Mar 13, 2022, 12:25 PM (8 replies)

Freddie Blassie sang Agent Orange's theme song in 1977

Posted by AZLD4Candidate | Sat Mar 12, 2022, 05:08 PM (0 replies)
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