Monthly Archives: February 2019

Why A Belorussian Jew Doesn’t Want You To See T-34

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from the Russian press, by reporter Anton Krylov.  The Russian headline translates as: Ukrainians Stole the Anti-T-34 Campaign From a Belorussian Jew So, in the U.S. Ukrainian Nationalists are attempting to censor and … Continue reading

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“On the Ground Bandera!” – Brave Cop Splits Ukrainian Society

Dear Readers: Returning from the 16th century to our modern time, is like waking up from a horrific nightmare, replete with monsters — only to realize, that nothing in that feverish dream was half as scary as the real world … Continue reading

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More Giles Fletcher: The Grifter Tsars – Part VII

Dear Readers: Today we can end this educational series with a few final confidence tricks employed by the Russian Tsars, to engorge their coffers. First on the list is a creative con is known as the Pauper’s Play.  This may … Continue reading

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More Giles Fletcher: The Grifter Tsars – Part VI

Dear Readers: In yesterday’s installment, Giles Fletcher taught us about a major grift operated by the Tsars of his time.  And this scheme is phenomenal:  Starting with Ivan the Terrible (maybe even his dad), the Muscovite Tsars had figured out … Continue reading

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More Giles Fletcher: The Grifter Tsars – Part V

Dear Readers: Well, yesterday we had a whale of a time discussing revenue streams and various monopolies enjoyed by our “betters”, namely the aristocracy.  But now it is time to move on to other “legitimate” revenue streams enjoyed by the … Continue reading

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More Giles Fletcher: The Grifter Tsars – Part IV

Dear Readers: Yesterday we discussed one the Russian Tsar’s revenue streams which go into the overall Ledger entry “Bolshoi Prikhod” or “Big Revenue”.  Namely, the monopoly on taverns and liquor.  Giles Fletcher the Elder lays out with the precision of … Continue reading

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More Giles Fletcher: The Grifter Tsars – Part III

Dear Readers: In my previous post I laid the poetic foundation for one of the Tsar’s most lucrative schemes and showed how his monopoly on taverns wreaked havoc on the common people, forced to drink against their will! Commenter Svolochenko … Continue reading

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