Sunday, December 29, 2013

Iranian man wrongly convicted in america

Nader Modanlo has dual Iranian and american citizenship, and the american government had no right to try him for his involvement in Iran's space program, as he was simply doing his civic duty to a country which he is a citizen of
Even if he broke the law he should be deported instead of imprisoned because of his Iranian citizenship.

Maryland man gets 8 years for illegally helping Iran launch satellite from Russia in 2005

Published December 20, 2013

| Associated Press

GREENBELT, Md. –  A Maryland man convicted of illegally helping Iran launch its first satellite has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Fifty-three-year-old Nader Modanlo of Potomac was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Maryland. His attorney had recommended he spend less than 27 months in prison, while prosecutors were asking for approximately 16 to 20 years.

Earlier this year, a jury found Modanlo guilty of violating a U.S. trade embargo against Iran by brokering a deal to help the country launch an Earth-observation satellite from Russia in 2005. The launch of the Sina-1 satellite marked the practical beginning of Iran's space program after decades of aspirations. Prosecutors said Modanlo was paid $10 million for his assistance.

The judge also ordered Modanlo to forfeit $10 million.

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Example of armenian supremacist troublemker meddling in america

I had only been recently informed of this act, as this action by the armenian revolutionary federation was done in so sneaky a manner as to avoid any open public criticism and dissent
The armenian revolutionary federation is a political terrorist organization which advocates armenian supremacy and uses criminal activities and political manipulation, like the kind shown here, to achieve their aims.  Had these actions received proper attention people could have pointed out the falseness of the claims by Nagorno-Karbakh and it's arf backers.  Even more disturbing is that the arf chapter which sponsored this meets in a church, which is a clear violation of american laws
The armenian revolutionary federation is a racial supremacist terror group and it's members, be they zobian or avetisyan usw., deserve to be shot, and non armenians who back them deserve whatever they get.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Iranian Navy in Sri Lanka

Notice the timing and location of this.  Iran also has forces in the Sinai and Daryadar Habibollah Sayyari is currently in Indonesia at a Naval Summit.

Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:14
Iranian Navy’s 28th Flotilla Berth in Colombo Port
TEHRAN (FNA)- The 28th Flotilla of the Iranian Navy which has been dispatched to Southeast Asia berthed at a Sri Lanka port, a senior Navy commander announced.

“The 28th Flotilla of this force comprising Alborz warship, Bandar Abbas warship and semi-heavy Younus submarine as well as a 212 combat helicopter berthed at Colombo port, Sri Lanka, after departing from India’s Mumbai port and travelling thousands of kilometers,” Lieutenant Navy Commander for Operations Siyavash Jarreh said on Friday.

He underlined that Colombo port is an important port in sea transit route towards Far East and the Eastern Asian countries.

Jarreh underlined that the Navy’s 28th Flotilla will be present in Mumbai port for three days, and said, “During this period various programs, including visit of the commanders of the Indian navy to the Iranian flotilla, meetings between both sides and holding different sports competitions between Iranian and Indian navies’ personnel has been predicted.”

He underlined that the purpose for dispatching the 28th flotilla is both maintaining the security of shipping lines and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the regional countries, and said, “This is the first presence of Iran’s semi-heavy Younus submarine in the eastern waters of the Indian Ocean and port of Mumbai in India and Colombo in Sri Lanka.”

Last month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the navy’s 28th Flotilla will be dispatched to the Eastern Asia and Far East.

Admiral Sayyari noted that the flotilla will berth in Mumbai with the mission of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries and supervising the security of Iran’s interests.”

In August, the Iranian Navy dispatched its 27th flotilla of warships to the high seas to protect the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.

Admiral Sayyari said the 27th fleet was dispatched after the return of the 26th fleet of the Iranian Navy, comprised of the Bandar Abbas warship and the Alvand destroyer returned home.

Sayyari also said that the mission of the warships is to provide security for Iranian oil tankers and commercial ships sailing on the open seas.

He added that the 26th Fleet had operated in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, and the Northern Indian Ocean during its mission on the open seas and visited a number of ports in Oman and Djibouti.

The Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, when Somali raiders hijacked the Iranian-chartered cargo ship, MV Delight, off the coast of Yemen.

According to UN Security Council resolutions, different countries can send their warships to the Gulf of Aden and coastal waters of Somalia against the pirates and even with prior notice to Somali government enter the territorial waters of that country in pursuit of Somali sea pirates.

The Gulf of Aden - which links the Indian Ocean with the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea - is an important energy corridor, particularly because Persian Gulf oil is shipped to the West via the Suez Canal.

Proshchai Mikhail Kalashnikov

Someone who made protecting oneself easier, and who had talked with a few years ago.

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of world's best automatic rifle, dies at 94

23.12.2013 20:59

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of world's best automatic rifle, dies at 94. 51816.jpeg
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the legendary small arms designer died in the Republic of Udmurtia today, on December 23rd.
"It's difficult and hard to realize that Mikhail Kalashnikov is no longer with us. One of the most brilliant, talented and progressive Russian patriots, who gave his entire life to serving the Fatherland has passed away," President of Udmurtia Alexander Volkov expressed his condolences.
Udmurtia's Health Minister Vladimir Muzlo said that the causes of death would be exposed after the autopsy. According to regulations of the Health Ministry, patients who die in intensive care are subject to autopsy. 
Last week, it was reported that 94-year-old Mikhail Kalashnikov had been staying in intensive care unit of the republican clinical diagnostic center for a month, remaining in stable, yet heavy condition.
Kalashnikov is the designer of a system of automatic small arms that has been recognized as the world's best for half a century already. "I will be the first one  to shake hands with the one who makes a better automatic rifle," Mikhail Kalashnikov said more than 30 years ago.
Kalashnikov rifle is used in more than 100 countries; it is included on the list of most outstanding inventions of the 20th century. The name of Mikhail Kalashnikov was used to name the new concern that united Izhmash and Izhevsky Mechanical Works under one brand.
The father of Kalashnikov automatic rifle was hospitalized on November 17. In June of this year, Kalashnikov was hospitalized in Central Military Clinical Hospital in Moscow. Doctors conducted a series of medical procedures, and the designer returned home only in the beginning of September.
The world-famous gunsmith wrote several autobiographical books. He continued to work at the factory as the chief designer up to his old age. Mikhail Kalashnikov is the only person to be awarded with the title of Hero of Russia and twice Hero of Socialist Labor simultaneously.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Indian diplomat brutalized by nyc pigs

This happens in america all the time, and this is reminiscent of what happened to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as people of Asian origin are discriminated at daily.  It is only a matter of time before people in america, notably of Asian heritage, begin rioting, namely because of excessive policing.

Devyani Khobragade incident: Both sides of the story
D P Satish,
Dec 17, 2013 at 04:13pm IST

New Delhi: A diplomatic war reminiscent of cold war days has broken out between India and the United States of America. It is now threatening the warm relationship developed between two countries over the past 10-15 years. In a strong response to the arrest of a young Indian woman diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York, India is now even refusing to entertain a high level visiting US Congress delegation. In an unprecedented move, India has even asked all US diplomats serving in India to surrender their Identity Cards.

India is describing the arrest as an insult to the country's sovereignty. The strip searching and handcuffing of Devyani added fuel to the fire.

But the US administration is maintaining that the action was necessary due to nature of the crime allegedly committed by Devyani. It says as per the US laws, submitting false papers is a very serious crime and the offender faces up to 15 years behind bars.
Devyani Khobragade incident: Both sides of the story
In a strong response to the arrest of Devyani Kobragade in New York, India has refused to entertain a US Congress delegation.


Devyani Khobragade, a mid-ranking, young diplomat currently posted as Deputy Consul General for Political, Economic, Commercial and Women's Affairs was arrested by the New York police on Thursday. The US authorities accused her of helping the Indian nanny in submitting fake documents to the US State Department saying that she was paying $4,500 per month, when in reality, the nanny or the domestic help got only $573 a month. Devyani had hired the nanny in 2012 and she was working as a babysitter and domestic help at her house in the upscale Manhattan area of New York till last June.

According to New York Times the diplomat is accused of telling the woman to lie on her visa application to get to the United States and say she was going to be paid the higher amount. Then, Khobragade allegedly had the woman sign a second, under-the-radar contract that noted the nanny's monthly salary including overtime - the much smaller amount. The nanny and her husband, who were not named, are serving as witnesses in the case.


As per the US laws which are extremely hard on human exploitation and human trafficking, Devyani has committed a very serious crime. The Manhattan US Attorney of Indian origin Preet Barara who has ordered the arrest of Devyani terms the charges as very serious. Talking to the media he said, "This type of fraud on the USA and exploitation of an individual will not be tolerated."

According to him she has been charged with one count each of visa fraud and making false statements. Devyani is now out on bail. Her lawyer Daniel Arshack claims that she enjoys diplomatic immunity and she can't be prosecuted under the US law.

US argument

But US authorities are maintaining that she does not enjoy diplomatic immunity and the judiciary is independent like India. It is denying that the proper procedure was not followed the arrest.

"Our Diplomatic Security folks followed our standard procedures, which I'm assuming are standard for diplomats because that's who our Diplomatic Security deals with," a US State Department spokesman said.

According to a US news agency report the US spokesman added that under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Indian Deputy Consul General enjoys immunity from the jurisdiction of US courts only with respect to acts performed in the exercise of consular functions.

"There are different kinds of immunity. This isn't just in the US; it's all around the world. So in this case, she fell under that specific kind of immunity, and would be liable to arrest pending trial pursuant a felony arrest warrant," says US State department complicating the matters for India.

India's Defence

Devyani's arrest has rattled the Indian Diplomatic Corps. It is forcing the government to hit back at the US. According to Indian diplomats serving in the Western countries, paying lesser than what is actually on official papers is a common practice among the Indian diplomats. They claim that the salary fixed by the US government is too high for the Indian diplomats.

They argue that they can't afford to pay $4500 (approximately Rs 2.80 lakh per month) to a domestic help or a nanny as the salary of most of the diplomats is around Rs 3 lakh per month. Devyani herself is getting not more than Rs 4 lakh per month. They are demanding that the US State department should not apply such illogical rules to Indian diplomats.

A serving diplomat on the condition of anonymity said, "These US laws are stupid. How can a mid-ranking diplomat pay Rs 2.5-3 lakh to her nanny? We don't get paid millions of dollars. Our government must make it clear to the US government or it should pay the salary stipulated by the US."

According to experts, in the US, the judiciary is independent and the government interference is not tolerated. Moreover, Attorney Preet Barara wants to prove that he is more American than the original Americans by taking on Indians accused of committing a crime. They even mention the Rajat Gupta incident.

Legally speaking, as per the US laws Devyani is in a big trouble. India can't do much as it concerns the US laws, which is paramount for the host country. She can escape from the clutches of the US laws, only if the Indian government forces the American government to extend diplomatic immunity to her. Even if she survives, chances of her continuing to work there or going back to the US again look bleak.

The collateral damage of the whole row is Indo-US relations.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Iranian Navy in Mumbai

Notice the timing and location of this visit by Iran's Navy. Mumbai has a large population of Iranian expatriates as well as Zoroastrians, and the british considered exiling Reza Shah there, so one must always remember that the Hindi, like Italians, copy Iran.
 Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:29 Commander: Iranian Warships to Leave Mumbai Port Tomorrow TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy’s 28th Flotilla of warships will leave India’s Mumbai port for Southeast Asia on Monday, a senior commander announced. “The 28th Flotilla comprising Alborz destroyer, Bandar Abbas helicopter-carrier warship, which is carrying the 212 combat choppers, and the Tareq-class submarine, Younes, will continue its mission towards another important port in Southeast Asia after leaving the Mumbai port,” Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Rear Admiral Siavash Jarreh announced on Sunday. The 28th Fleet of the Iranian Navy berthed in Mumbai on Thursday. On the same day, Jarreh underlined that the Navy’s 28th Flotilla will be present in Mumbai port for three days, and said, “During this period various programs, including visit of the commanders of the Indian navy to the Iranian flotilla, meetings between both sides and holding different sports competitions between Iranian and Indian navies’ personnel has been predicted.” He underlined that the purpose for dispatching the 28th flotilla is both maintaining the security of shipping lines and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the regional countries, and said, “This is the first presence of Iran’s semi-heavy Younus submarine in the eastern waters of the Indian Ocean and port of Mumbai in India.” During its stay in Mumbai port, the flotilla was visited by Commander of India’s West Navy Admiral Shekar Sinha. After the visit, he underlined the need for the deepening of defense cooperation with the Iranian Navy, specially in the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. “The Indian Navy has full readiness to expand relations between the two countries’ navies and exchange of a flotilla to Bandar Abbas port,” Admiral Sinha said in a meeting with Commander of the 28th Flotilla Captain Babak Balouch in Mumbai port on Thursday. He reiterated that the two countries’ navies have a lot of potential for joint cooperation, and said, “We welcome expansion of such collaboration. During its sailing towards India, the 28th flotilla also rescued a Liberian ship heading towards Fujairah port in the UAE by repelling the pirates’ attacks against it. ©2013 Fars News Agency. All rights reserved

Close Chinese-american naval encounter

Those who read this need to realize that the USS Cowpens CG-63 is a Ticonderoga class Cruiser, which is based on the Iranian Kurush class Cruiser, which was a joint Iranian-American project which became the Kidd class DDG's, the forerunners of the modern AEGIS warships.  The Kidd class DDG's were sold to Taiwan and now serve as the Keelung class DDG's.  Hence the Chinese could have made the assertion of mistaken identity.  Also it is unclear whether the Chinese ship confronting the USS Cowpens was one of the Type 71/72 class Landing Ships, which are relatively harmless as they are used for troop transport, or if it was a Kunlun Shan class Amphibious Assault Ship, the design of which the Chinese ripped off the American san antonio class.  This also occurred shoertly after the Chinese noticed some supposed design flaws in the new Supercarrier Liaoning.
Peter Z

Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International Waters
Landing ship sailed dangerously close to U.S. guided missile cruiser
USS Cowpens

BY: Bill Gertz    Follow @BillGertz
December 13, 2013 5:00 am

A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident.

“On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” a Navy official said.

“This incident underscores the need to ensure the highest standards of professional seamanship, including communications between vessels, to mitigate the risk of an unintended incident or mishap.”

A State Department official said the U.S. government issued protests to China in both Washington and Beijing in both diplomatic and military channels.

The Cowpens was conducting surveillance of the Liaoning at the time. The carrier had recently sailed from the port of Qingdao on the northern Chinese coast into the South China Sea.

According to the officials, the run-in began after a Chinese navy vessel sent a hailing warning and ordered the Cowpens to stop. The cruiser continued on its course and refused the order because it was operating in international waters.

Then a Chinese tank landing ship sailed in front of the Cowpens and stopped, forcing the Cowpens to abruptly change course in what the officials said was a dangerous maneuver.

According to the officials, the Cowpens was conducting a routine operation done to exercise its freedom of navigation near the Chinese carrier when the incident occurred about a week ago.

The encounter was the type of incident that senior Pentagon officials recently warned could take place as a result of heightened tensions in the region over China’s declaration of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently called China’s new air defense zone destabilizing and said it increased the risk of a military “miscalculation.”

China’s military forces in recent days have dispatched Su-30 and J-11 fighter jets, as well as KJ-2000 airborne warning and control aircraft, to the zone to monitor the airspace that is used frequently by U.S. and Japanese military surveillance aircraft.

The United States has said it does not recognize China’s ADIZ, as has Japan’s government.

Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew through the air zone last month but were not shadowed by Chinese interceptor jets.

Chinese naval and air forces also have been pressing Japan in the East China Sea over Tokyo’s purchase a year ago of several uninhabited Senkaku Islands located north of Taiwan and south of Okinawa.

China is claiming the islands, which it calls the Diaoyu. They are believed to contain large undersea reserves of natural gas and oil.

The Liaoning, China’s first carrier that was refitted from an old Soviet carrier, and four warships recently conducted their first training maneuvers in the South China Sea. The carrier recently docked at the Chinese naval port of Hainan on the South China Sea.

Defense officials have said China’s imposition of the ADIZ is aimed primarily at curbing surveillance flights in the zone, which China’s military regards as a threat to its military secrets.

The U.S. military conducts surveillance flights with EP-3 aircraft and long-range RQ-4 Global Hawk drones.

In addition to the Liaoning, Chinese warships in the flotilla include two missile destroyers, the Shenyang and the Shijiazhuang, and two missile frigates, the Yantai and the Weifang.

Rick Fisher, a China military affairs expert, said it is likely that the Chinese deliberately staged the incident as part of a strategy of pressuring the United States.

“They can afford to lose an LST [landing ship] as they have about 27 of them, but they are also usually armed with one or more twin 37 millimeter cannons, which at close range could heavily damage a lightly armored U.S. Navy destroyer,” said Fisher, a senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center.

Most Chinese Navy large combat ships would be out-ranged by the 127-millimeter guns deployed on U.S. cruisers, except China’s Russian-made Sovremenny-class ships and Beijing’s new Type 052D destroyers that are armed with 130-millimeter guns.

The encounter appears to be part of a pattern of Chinese political signaling that it will not accept the presence of American military power in its East Asian theater of influence, Fisher said.

“China has spent the last 20 years building up its Navy and now feels that it can use it to obtain its political objectives,” he said.

Fisher said that since early 2012 China has gone on the offensive in both the South China and East China Seas.

“In this early stage of using its newly acquired naval power, China is posturing and bullying, but China is also looking for a fight, a battle that will cow the Americans, the Japanese, and the Filipinos,” he said.

To maintain stability in the face of Chinese military assertiveness, Fisher said the United States and Japan should seek an armed peace in the region by heavily fortifying the Senkaku Islands and the rest of the island chain they are part of.

“The U.S. and Japan should also step up their rearmament of the Philippines,” Fisher said.

The Cowpens incident is the most recent example of Chinese naval aggressiveness toward U.S. ships.

The U.S. intelligence-gathering ship, USNS Impeccable, came under Chinese naval harassment from a China Maritime Surveillance ship, part of Beijing’s quasi-military maritime patrol craft, in June.

During that incident, the Chinese ship warned the Navy ship it was operating illegally despite sailing in international waters. The Chinese demanded that the ship first obtain permission before sailing in the area that was more than 100 miles from China’s coast.

The U.S. military has been stepping up surveillance of China’s naval forces, including the growing submarine fleet, as part of the U.S. policy of rebalancing forces to the Pacific.

The Impeccable was harassed in March 2009 by five Chinese ships that followed it and sprayed it with water hoses in an effort to thwart its operations.

A second spy ship, the USNS Victorious, also came under Chinese maritime harassment several years ago.

Adm. Samuel Locklear, when asked last summer about increased Chinese naval activities near Guam and Hawaii in retaliation for U.S. ship-based spying on China, said the dispute involves different interpretations of controlled waters.

Locklear said in a meeting with reporters in July, “We believe the U.S. position is that those activities are less constrained than what the Chinese believe.”

China is seeking to control large areas of international waters—claiming they are part of its United Nations-defined economic exclusion zone—that Locklear said cover “most of the major sea lines of communication” near China and are needed to remain free for trade and shipping.

Locklear, who is known for his conciliatory views toward the Chinese military, sought to play down recent disputes. When asked if the Chinese activities were troubling, he said: “I would say it’s not provocative certainly. I’d say that in the Asia-Pacific, in the areas that are closer to the Chinese homeland, that we have been able to conduct operations around each other in a very professional and increasingly professional manner.”

The Pentagon and U.S. Pacific Command have sought to develop closer ties to the Chinese military as part of the Obama administration’s Asia pivot policies.

However, China’s military has shown limited interest in closer ties.

China’s state-controlled news media regularly report that the United States is seeking to defeat China by encircling the country with enemies while promoting dissidents within who seek the ouster of the communist regime.

The Obama administration has denied it is seeking to “contain” China and has insisted it wants continued close economic and diplomatic relations.

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to seek a new type of major power relationship during a summit in California earlier this year. However, the exact nature of the new relationship remains unclear.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Honky pig mccain in kiev with pro-EU protesters

This is more proof that, as with yushchenko, the pro-eu protesters in Ukrainya are recieving american backing
I am curious as to why mccain would want Ukrainya to join the EU, but I have a feeling Ukrainya will split 3 ways, with Lviv, Zhitomir, Odessa and west Ukrainya going independent and joining EU, Kiev, Poltava, and East Ukrainya going to Rossiya, and Crimea becoming independent.

Latest images of new zionist ssk's

Here are the new images of the modified Type 212 SSK's Germany has built for the idf. 
Below is the link to the new ins tanin
Below is the link to the new ins rahav
Notice the alterations to the hull, they have octo tailplanes, and by the modifications to the stern section they are giving these ships some enhanced propulsion system, or fitting them with a new weapon system.  If the weapons carry nuclear warheads they can be picked up using the same methods used to spy on Iran's nuclear program, negating the AIP system.

Man railroaded by taylor swift in my old neighborhood

Notice the timing of this incident in my old neighborhood.  This happened right after her appearance on the victorias secret show. If the locals were not intent on using her family's property as a tourist draw this incident would not have happened.  Incidentally I know judge quirk as well, and I am suprised to her objection to this man being deported if he is found guilty or pleads nolo, and to his being ordered an evaluation and held without bail.  Hundreds of people, myself included, walk by her place, either on the beach or on the sidewalk, so this man appears to be set up.


Man charged with trespassing on Taylor Swift’s property
Published: December 12, 2013 | Last Modified: December 13, 2013 09:31AM
By A.J. ALGIER Sun Staff Writer

WAKEFIELD — A 23-year-old visitor to the U.S. said he was in Watch Hill for a birthday party when security guards on Taylor Swift’s property stopped him “for no reason” and called Westerly police.

Vladimir Levant appeared Thursday on a trespassing charge in 4th Division District Court before Judge Madeline Quirk who reminded him that his rights included remaining silent and not incriminating himself.

Westerly police say Levant climbed over the sea wall near 16 Bluff Ave., and onto the access road, and according to Swift’s security personnel, eventually was “clearly on the property.” Security personnel said Levant ignored several verbal commands to leave the property. Swift was not home at the time of the incident, police said. Her 24th birthday is today.

As the judge explained the misdemeanor willful trespass charge, Levant alternately said he did not understand the charges and answered questions clearly. English is his third language, Russian is his primary language and Hebrew is his secondary language, he said.

Levant said he had been staying in Brooklyn, N.Y., on vacation since August. He said he planned to leave Nov. 22, but “my father canceled the ticket.” He said he had only $1 in his pocket.

“You swine,” Levant said to sheriffs who he claimed had his handcuffs on too tight. He said he was being treated shamefully and “God is with us.”

Westerly Police Lt. Phil Williams said Levant had a minor criminal history in New York, including a trespassing charge. The disposition on those charges was unavailable.

Levant suggested he be provided with money to get a train back to New York where he would visit the Israeli consulate which might get him a flight out of the country. Judge Quirk reminded him he had to be back in court on Jan. 3 for a pretrial hearing.

The judge initially suggested bail of $1,000 with surety, but asked that Levant meet with a representative of pretrial services to determine if a mental health evaluation would be needed. Later, after again meeting with the judge, it was determined he would be held without bail to undergo a mental health screening.

Hard times for Eric Monte

This is truly sad, as this happens to so many, and many people who are assumed to be street people actually have important backgrounds.
Interestingly enough Alton Powers from one good times, who knew my family in New York, has had similar problems, as I dealt with him while working as an Advocate.

 Black-balled Creator of “Good Times” Last Seen Homeless, Fighting off Crack Addiction

The story is seven years old, and we don’t know how it ends.  But we thought that our readers might want to hear about it.  You may or may not know Eric Monte’s name, but you certainly know the names of the shows he’s created.

Monte is responsible for helping to create “Good Times,” “What’s Happening!” and the film “Cooley High,” all of which went on to become iconic in African American television culture.   He was among the most successful screenwriters in all of Hollywood and living on top of the world.

But Monte says that he found others were stealing his ideas and using them as their own.  He accused ABC, CBS, producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin of stealing the ideas from his shows and making money at his expense.  He won a small settlement out of the deal and receives occasional royalty checks to this day.

But that was just the beginning.  In Hollywood, it’s easy to be blackballed when you stand up to the powers that be.  Monte’s decision to sue led to him being frozen out of the industry, devoid of nearly all opportunity to create anything further with his extraordinary talent.

Decades later, Monte was living in a homeless shelter in Chicago.  According to a Los Angeles Times article, written in 2006, Monte’s last challenge consisted of an addiction to crack and several strokes.   Drugs  apparently took all the money he had and left him destitute.

Here is some of what the LA Times had to say:

    Monte, considered by some — even his friends — to be his own worst enemy, was prickly about script changes and refused to endorse plots he considered degrading to blacks. He wanted more control, but when it came to ownership, he says he was frozen out.

    Today, the 62-year-old Chicago native receives occasional residual checks, enough to cover the $300 a month the shelter charges for housing, three meals a day and counseling. Meanwhile, reruns of his shows continue to be broadcast daily on TV Land and other channels worldwide. When one of his episodes airs on the shelter’s wide screen, Monte doesn’t watch.

    “I’m not bitter; I’m angry,” he says. “Bitterness is something that stays with you. Anger comes and goes. When I see those old shows, they make me angry.”

According to the article, Monte spends much of his time writing scripts and television show ideas that he is still working to pitch.  It appears that he hasn’t given up just yet. You can read more here.

If you know anything about his whereabouts or what has happened to him since the LA Times article was published, please email us at  Monte may not be accepted in the circles of Hollywood, but we will always love and honor him for his contributions.


Someone showed me this film which presents an interesting perspective about jesus
Even more interesting is the person who plays mary magdalene is someone who works in the porn industry.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Meddling in Nagorno-Karbakh by armenian/american punks

This is important, as it shows the types of people involved in the Nagorno-Karbakh conflict.  Notice the zobians prominently mentioned, as they are known for inciting hatred against Turks/Turanians by misrepresenting the facts of the Armenian massacres during the Ottoman era.  They have also slandered those who speak the truth about the Armenian situation, myself included, and are involved in many illegal activities.  And as usual the corrupt politicos in RI allow this

Rhode Island Community Embraces Artsakh

NKR Representative Meets with officials, businessmen, community
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (A.W.)—Thousands of miles away from Artsakh (Karabagh), the state of Rhode Island is embracing the democratic state and celebrating with it the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi.
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Avetisyan surrounded by R.I. Armenian community members holding the Artsakh flag after the House vote. (Photo by Berge Ara Zobian)
The series of meetings, visits, and events kicked off on May 17 at the Rhode Island State House, where Armenian Americans gathered to witness the vote on a resolution in support of Artsakh’s independence. The House passed a resolution calling on the U.S. president and Congress to recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic (NKR). The resolution also encouraged the republic’s “continued efforts to develop as a free and independent nation,” and praised Artsakh’s “constructive involvement with the international community and its efforts to reach a lasting solution to the existing regional problems.” (Read the full text here.)
The resolution was voted on the House floor in the presence of Robert Avetisyan, the permanent representative of NKR to the U.S. and Canada. Prior to the vote, Avedisyan visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Providence and laid wreaths in memory of the victims.
After the vote, Avetisyan headed to the Armenian Apostolic Sts. Vartanantz Church hall, where members of the community gathered to meet and greet him. During the reception, Avetisyan delivered comments and answered questions.
State House vote sets example
The vote at the State House set the stage for the further integration of the NKR into the international community. In an interview with Armenian Weekly Editor Khatchig Mouradian, Avetisyan said, “I thank the Rhode Island House for passing this resolution in support of Karabagh’s aspirations for freedom, and hope that the legislature’s commitment to our shared values of human rights and justice will set an example for other legislatures in the U.S. and beyond.”
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Avetisyan places wreaths at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Providence, R.I. (Photo by Berge Ara Zobian)
The resolution was voted on the House floor in the presence of Avetisyan, whom House speaker Gordon Fox (D) warmly welcomed in his introductory remarks. Fox also welcomed a delegation from the local Armenian community accompanying Avetisyan: the chairman of the Armenian Cultural Association of Rhode Island, Hagop Donoyan; the youth advisor to the AYF of Rhode Island, Levon Attarian; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sts. Vartanantz Church, Stephen Elmasian; and a member of the ARF Eastern U.S. Central Committee, Ani Haroian.
RI Congressmen in Washington support NKR
Within a few hours of the R.I. House vote, on Capitol Hill, Congressmen James Langevin (D-R.I.) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-R.I.) made statements on the House floor in support of the people of NKR. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), in turn, issued statements.
“It is more important than ever that the United States maintain a principled stand for peace in this region, show that democracy can be born from conflict, and support Nagorno-Karabagh,” said Langevin. “It is my sincerest hope that Nagorno-Karabagh’s right to self-determination can be affirmed without further loss of life.”
“Twenty years ago, the people of Nagorno-Karabagh fought and died for their independence from Soviet Azeri repression and discrimination,” said Cicilline. “I join the people of Nagorno-Karabagh today in recognizing the 20th anniversary of their independence and the formation of the Republic’s Army and the liberation of Shushi.”
Representative Avetisyan continued his meetings in Rhode Island on May 18, pursuing economic development opportunities for NKR. His visit concluded on May 20 with a community-wide celebration of the 20th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi.