Friday, August 28, 2009
:) It was a brief embarrassing moment at the time but it worked out OK in the end.
I remembered this incident when came across a Varian ad on LinkedIn.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 2:11 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Unfortunately, he continues to travel around Yerevan in cars without license plates.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 12:50 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I am seriously thinking about taking a pro-health care reform protest if Obama comes to town simply to counteract to what I see as unacceptable tactics by the opponents. I have an open carry permit but will not use it.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 12:37 PM
Let's assume someone visits an institution where small children are in foster care. That institution is administered by the state. One of the children describes being physically and sexually abused by one of the administrators. The visitor then publishes the story.
Task 1. Apply logic and determine what would happen next.
Task 2. Apply "Armenian logic" and determine what would happen next.
The answer to task 1 would be to investigate the incident and place the administrator on leave while the accusations of abuse are investigated. That is something that would happen in a normal society.
The answer to task 2 is the exact opposite of what a normal society would do, i.e. the application of the "Armenian logic" is the anti-logic. The "Armenian logic" says that the publisher of the story must be prosecuted for the infamous "false accusation" article in the criminal law and imprisoned for 3 to 5 years.
Since this incident took place in Armenia, it is not surprising that the "Armenian logic" has been applied and the person who published the story, Mariam Sukhudian (incidentally, part of the ecological movement "Save Teghut" fighting to preserve forests against mining interests), is being charged for "false accusations".
To see what has been going on, check this post on Unzipped.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 9:14 AM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The offense of the first person is that he has given an interview to a newspaper and has expresses his opinions. He is charged for spreading a 'false accusation'.
The offense of the second person is that he has shot and killed someone.
The first person is a veteran of a past war. The second person is a member of the ruling party.
If you said 'the second person', congratulations to you. You have mastered the Armenian logic!
If you said 'the first person' then you are burdened with reason and you are not a good fit in Armenia.
The first person is Sargis Hatspanian serving a 3.5 year sentence for his interview. The second is Sayad Shirinian who was let go today under the recent amnesty. As of now, all people serving the banditocracy (looters, killers and such) have been freed. 22 political prisoners still remain and their number keeps growing.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 4:05 PM
Monday, August 10, 2009
It is in the corn and soy fields of the Mid-West that you realize why this country is so almighty. 4.6% of the population are in the agriculture and yet the country is self sufficient in food production and manages to feed a large chunk of the world population as well. In the process we have managed to destroy the nature (Indiana was mainly wetlands before the people started draining the land and cutting down the woods) but that's the price we are going to pay.
Fortunately, despite being called tree-hugging nut cases, there is a large chunk of progressive people who fight to preserve whatever little has remained. Going against special interests in the bio-agriculture, chemical, fast food and mass farming interests, and greed in general, is not easy but they still manage to have victories now and then.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 5:05 PM
Thursday, August 06, 2009
It may sound like somewhere in the third world but it's Detroit, Michigan, complete with urban farms with goats and chickens.
[...] DETROIT (CNNMoney.com) -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries. [...] the rest on CNN.com
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 11:29 AM
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
A rough translation from the latest chapter of Nikol Pashinian's KGB experience: 18. ԿԳԲ-ի պադվալից վեր
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 12:12 PM