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History / Re: Wars in former Yugoslavia 1991-2001: USA and KLA
« Last post by Al Bundy on Today at 01:02:12 pm »
US Congress’ House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted a resolution on Wednesday urging Belgrade to prosecute the killers of the three Bytyqi brothers

Source: B92, Tanjug Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 13:04

Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi are US citizens of Albanian origin, murdered in Serbia in 1999.

As reported by Pristina daily Bota sot, the resolution was readopted with the aim of exerting pressure on Serbia to bring the killers of Bytyqi brothers to justice.

The resolution says that Serbia must “make it a priority to investigate and prosecute as soon as possible those current or former officials believed to be responsible for [the brothers’] deaths, directly or indirectly”.

It is also said that further progress in resolving this case "should remain a significant factor determining the further development of relations between the United States and the Republic of Serbia”.

The same resolution was adopted last year under the same Committee, but it had to be confirmed due to procedural reasons.

Brothers Ylli, Mehmet and Agron Bytyqi were American citizens that came to Serbia in 1999 and joined KLA, fighting Serbian security forces.
After the war ended, on June 26, 1999, they in plain clothes tried to help two Roma families from Prizren to reach Central Serbia. They were apprehended on that occasion and accused of "illegal state entry" (Yugoslavia) and they were sentenced on the next day to 15 days in prison by the court based in Prokuplje.
They were granted to get out of jail three days earlier, but instead of being released, they were taken to a remote special antiterrorist police training facility in Petrovo Selo. There, the Bytyqis were tortured, executed and dumped into a mass grave with other Kosovo Albanians.
Their bodies were exhumed on July 2001, in the mass grave in Petrovo selo. Their corpses were found with tied arms and with the wounds from the bullets shot in the back of their heads.

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History / Re: Feminism
« Last post by Al Bundy on Today at 12:24:16 pm »

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Tech Talk / Re: Member of NATO bought Russian Arms
« Last post by Al Bundy on Today at 07:22:46 am »

Erdogan, President of Turkey bought S-400! Trump is crying ( "USA offer Patriot rocket system but Turkey bought Russian arms although
Turkey is a member of NATO. E, so we will not sell you F-35. ".

Can you imagine how angry in US Military-Industrial Complex ?  :)

P.S. India have Atomic Bomb but has already ordered from Russia and S-400. Why ?
Journalist of Serbian famous newspaper "Politika" and military analyst M. Lazanski writes that the Empire will not touch anybody if it has an Atomic Bomb or S-400 no matter how much that country violates "human rights".

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Politics in General / Re: Theresa May goodbye
« Last post by Al Bundy on Today at 06:47:38 am »
Theresa May is no longer PM. EG, but what do you think about the new PM Boris Johnson?

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Video / Internet TV / Re: The Music Thread
« Last post by poseidonlost on Today at 06:42:14 am »
I'd hate to think the good ole days were for nothing. Na. Na, it's impossible. It was good. And it was fun. And there was love. And there were fights. And we were all friends because we thought, to hell with it all, we'll think for ourselves. For this specific topic, we decided to throw every warning we heard in the trash can because we knew they were lies. And we learned how right we were. For a while, it was bliss and the rest of the world was stark mad. Now, I truly pity those who never had the brains or means to have some strange years or strange days to think. It made you wonder; who are the ones actually out of their minds? When most of it came straight out of the earth under our feet.

The Music Scene - Blockhead

Reckoner - Radiohead

[man I hate music videos; the memories this song brings back are so much more colorful and vivid. Sunrises, morning dew, reflection, girlfriends. Unfortunately, this seems to be the best version on themtube.]

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Still waiting on an explanation why the vaccinated are so worried if the vaccinations work... Been 12 years without here for me. 9 of them working in the food service industry directly in contact with hundreds of eating people a day. *Shrugs* ??

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NBC archive footage shows Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein in 1992

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Young drivers will be banned from the roads at night and have the number of passengers they can carry limited under new motoring safety plans

* The Department for Transport is considering introducing a 'graduated licence'

* Young motorists would be placed under overnight curfew or under supervision

* The new measures are reportedly backed by both the AA and RAC Foundation

By Henry Goodwin For The Daily Mail
Published: 02:00, 18 July 2019

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Computers & Internet / EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Today at 01:24:28 am »

RT - Russia Today

EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon’s use of merchant data

The world’s largest online retailer Amazon is facing a “full-blown” investigation from the European Union’s antitrust regulators to see if its use of other merchants’ data breaches competition rules.

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday announced the opening of a formal investigation into the company. It aims to determine how Amazon is hosting independent merchants on its site and at the same time competing with those same retailers by using their data for its own sales. The investigation will center on Amazon’s “dual role” as both a retailer and a marketplace, Vestager said. “Based on the Commission’s preliminary fact-finding, Amazon appears to use competitively sensitive information – about marketplace sellers, their products and transactions on the marketplace,” said the commissioner.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">
<p dir="ltr" lang="en">We are opening an investigation into a possible anti-competitive conduct of Amazon.
We will assess if Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of @EU_Competition rules.
Learn more →</p>
— European Commission (@EU_Commission) July 17, 2019[/size][/quote]

Following her announcement of the probe launch, Amazon said: “We will cooperate fully with the European Commission and continue working hard to support businesses of all sizes and help them grow.”

The European Commission started studying Amazon’s practices of using merchant data in 2018, the same year it fined Google $5 billion for anti-competitive practices. In 2016, Apple was forced to pay $16 billion in back taxes to Ireland.

Last week, the French parliament passed a law taxing tech giants like Google and Facebook, which have been accused of exploiting global tax loopholes.'

Read More : EU launches antitrust probe into Amazon’s use of merchant data


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Politics in General / Theresa May goodbye
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Today at 01:23:02 am »

The Daily Mail

'Ill words mean ill deeds': Theresa May delivers extraordinary parting shot at Boris Johnson, Trump and Putin, warning of the rise of 'unprincipled' politicians who refuse to compromise as she delivers final big speech as Prime Minister

'Theresa May launched extraordinary swipes at Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin today as she warned 'loud' leaders that 'ill words' ultimately led to 'ill deeds'.

In a valedictory speech, the PM - who steps down next week - said she had 'lived' politics for 50 years, and knew about its potential to 'improve people's lives'.

But she voiced dismay at the toxic state of debate, saying Western civilisation was at a 'pivot point' and people had to operate in the 'real world' rather than making 'promises they cannot keep'.

In barely-veiled jibes at her likely successor Mr Johnson and Brexit hardliners - as well as the US and Russian presidents - she told the audience at Chatham House: 'Getting things done rather than simply getting them said, requires some qualities that have become unfashionable of late.

She added: 'Words have consequences - and ill words that go unchallenged are the first step on a continuum towards ill deeds.'

Underlining her anger that she had failed to get a Brexit compromise through Parliament, Mrs May added: 'The alternative is a politics of winners and losers of absolute and perpetual strife and that threatens us all.'

The outgoing PM has so far remained a largely impartial observer of the Tory leadership race to replace her.

Mr Johnson has faced accusations of spraying around pledges that he may struggle to deliver when in office during the leadership contest.

His rival in the battle for Number 10, Jeremy Hunt, has directly accused him of advocating 'populist' policies.

But with the race between Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt now drawing to a close, Mrs May delivered her most combative assessment of the political landscape.'

Read More : 'Ill words mean ill deeds': Theresa May delivers extraordinary parting shot at Boris Johnson, Trump and Putin, warning of the rise of 'unprincipled' politicians who refuse to compromise as she delivers final big speech as Prime Minister


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