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Forum Announcements / South Lake Tahoe CA
« on: June 26, 2007, 07:21:36 PM »
Dear AP Members and Friends of the AP Forum,

I don't know how many of you are receiving news about what is happening here in California, but the fire in South Lake Tahoe has now jumped the fire line and headed for 700 more homes. It has already devestated a very large portion of the land. Presently there are only two roads for people to traverse on. Thousands of people are on the move, as the fire is headed for a larger perimeter of where people live. People are now headed to Sacramento, Ca., as they say there are too many for the surrounding areas near and by Lake Tahoe to take in.

Many people left with only the clothes on their backs. It is a terrible tragedy. I know this has nothing to do with the AP Forum's topic's, but I for one think it is news that needs to be addressed and shared. I pray that none of you are fleeing from the area, and or have relatives or friends in the area. Thank you all once again for bearing with my sharing of the news of the fire now raging in South Lake Tahoe.


Forum Announcements / Re: In Memorium
« on: June 19, 2007, 08:27:25 AM »
For the last three weeks my mother-in-law fought a long and final battle against ovarian cancer. The last three weeks she lived only on water, no drugs, and of course prayer. We learned just about twenty minutes ago, she passed away. I thank all of the AP Members and visitors who were so kind as to make inquiry about her over this past year. Thank you.


Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Suspended Users
« on: June 17, 2007, 11:29:34 AM »
Unfortunately, some of these 'artists' think or have taken on the idea that this is their job. Naturally it causes consternation, which of course these idiots think is a great game. They fail to see the profile they offer to the world at large and continue blithly without any understanding of how they waste everyone's time as well as their own. If they only understood how valuable 'time is' ! At this moment for our family, our mother-in-law lies in her bed sustained for these last two weeks by only water intake. I am sure she more than valued the days of her life and wishes she could live on. While alive she offered every day her best as a research scientist, helping in much of her research to prolong life. We don't know how much time she has left, but we can be sure it would not be left to take the valued time of others needlessly.

It serves all to be real, honest most importantly, non predatory !
Thank you FA and all who value time, as well as life !


News Links / Re: Russian themed exhibitions in Japan
« on: June 10, 2007, 12:23:00 AM »
Georgiy, did they by chance offer a brochure and or have photos of the treasured icons ?It sounds as if you very much enjoyed the Museum's treasures. Nice to know about it and also see you posting. Cheers to you and yours!


News Links / Re: Putin threatens to target nuclear weapons on Europe
« on: June 06, 2007, 03:02:25 PM »
Dear Ace and Tsaria,

Thank you for your thoughts and sentiments on my relative, she is not doing well at all.
As to the book, it gives in depth understanding of why only "happy news" needs to be shared presently....
As to Turkey being in the 'club', well, of course the Armenian question still has not been fully responded to nor acknowledged sufficiently to many who wait patiently for finality of accepting responsibility....
and your certainly correct when you say Russia is reacting


News Links / Re: Putin threatens to target nuclear weapons on Europe
« on: June 05, 2007, 08:11:13 PM »
As a family we have been going through the last days for my mother-in-law, as her kidneys have now failed and she is in the last part of the disease taking her from us. But in between I have taken a few precious moments to keep up with the posts on line here at the AP Forum. I also have been grabbing snatches from the book by Yuri Feltshtinsky and the late Alexander Litvinenenko, "Blowing Up Russia". In it a greater portion is offered to the life and birth of Vladmir Putin, and of course how Russia now addresses the issues both at home and internationally. It is an eye-opening book, and well worth reading. It kind of explains a lot of what and how Putin and company address present and perhaps future issues of the Russian State. Have any of you had a chance to read the book, etc. ?


Welcome New Users! Read 1st please. / Re: Suspended Users
« on: May 08, 2007, 03:10:39 PM »
Sorry you have to contend with persons who show no respect for the forum members, or this forum.
You are very much appreciated in and all you do. Thank you for always being on watch for us !


The Final Chapter / Re: NEWS!!!!
« on: May 07, 2007, 03:28:31 PM »
Hear, hear Elizabeth, and Tsaria. I agree, that they were born, and that they should be excused for their crimes.
I agree it is to the equate of the Nazi's, and making blame they were just following orders. They were so emeshed politically, they had no individuality, let alone conscience, and make blanket excuse to distance themselves from any and all crimes committed.
How can one forget Nuremberg ? How can one forget the Imperial Family and the mass murders of Russia ? Never is too soon +


News Links / Re: Maestro Mstislav Rostropovitch - Passed away at 80 -
« on: April 27, 2007, 09:40:31 AM »
Thanks for the news posting Lucien. A friend of the family was a very close friend of his. He was a wonderful cellist and conductor, and sorely missed in the field of Music. God rest his soul.


News Links / Re: Russia's secret city
« on: April 25, 2007, 03:08:17 PM »
After reading that last paragraph in the latest BBC News story, it makes one wonder about all the innocent lives lost for over 75 years in Russia, from the revolution to present day, only to see this last understanding of the outcome of Russian rule.

quote: "A mile down the road, firmly back in Russia, I went to see Mrs Rima. The 75-year-old showed me around the one-room shack she built with her own hands.

She survives on a pension of 60 a month.

I asked her what she thinks of the rich people who live behind the high green walls.

"They're all thieves," she said. "All that money is stolen from the people."

It's a view millions of Russians would agree with. Fifteen years ago everything in Russia was owned by the state. Today a quarter of Russia's economy is owned by 36 men. "



It almost seems like a step back in time, and not for the better of Russia !


I thought that many of you might like to share in the Draft Resolution #2007-01, brought about by The San Francisco Mayor's Disability Council, In support of the Historic United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. At the end of today's meeting of the Mayor's Disability Council, my fellow Commissioners and I, approved the Draft offered below.

Whereas, thirty years ago this month, in April 1977, San Francisco was the site of 150 people with disabilities and their allies occupying offices of the Federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare for 26 days resulting in the signing of regulations to implement Section 5-504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which became the model for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and reaffirmed the Bay Area as the birth place of the modern disability civil rights movement; and

Whereas, seventeen years ago in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act extended the non-discrimination protections in Section 504 (which applied only to entities receiving Federal funding) to private employers and public accommodations and

Whereas, in December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which currently awaits ratification by at least 20 signatory nations to become International Law; and

Whereas the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was the fastest negotiated international human rights treaty in history and is the first UN treaty to comprehensively articulate basic human rights of persons with disabilities and outline specific actions necessary in order to guarantee these basic rights in nations that ratify it; and

Whereas, in a departure from the United States' historic role as an international leader in disability and human rights, President George W. Bush has indicated that he will not sign this landmark human rights treaty, which may in turn discourage other countries from signing it;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the San Francisco Mayor's Disability Council urges Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to formally request that President George W. Bush allow the United States to join the group of nations which ratify and agree to be bound by the Convention, and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor's Disability Council urges the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to officially adopt and be bound by the rights guaranteed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities within the City and County of San Francisco; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor's Disability Council directs the Mayor's Office on Disability to assist other local governments to similarly protect the rights of their residents with disabilities by placing key documents that offer technical assistance, such as San Francisco's ADA grievance procedure, on the MOD website and

Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor's Disability Council and the Mayor's Office on Disability shall consider providing detailed technical assistance upon request to San Francisco's 15 official "Sister Cities" around the globe, and shall advise such cities that this assistance is available.

Imperial Russian History / Re: British subjects in Imperial Russia
« on: March 29, 2007, 01:34:25 PM »
Thank you Tsaria.
You are a great historian. Thankfully, because of your ken, we all can enjoy the fruits of your labour, and your fine research!
It is more than a delight to find someone as yourself, so knowledgeable, not only in depth on Russian history, past and present,
but on many other countries. You are Premier I think to that of Russian History ! You are the best ! Thanks again.


The Final Chapter / Re: OTMA in Ekaterinburg - Speranski
« on: March 27, 2007, 09:27:19 PM »

It is always nice to see those as yourself, with extra talents, as in translation of the Russian or French, is offered with so much care for our AP readers. When one can read what has been stated in its original wording, it makes it all that much more of consistency. In this case it offers the readers understanding that the pure words of an innocent child was not misconstrued. They went through enough in their short lives, only to have history later misconstrue their real words, thoughts, etc.

I really thank you and others on these forums, who take the positive journey to research and find answers to things that many would not wish to take quality or the time to make sure of the authenticity of such issues. You of course are one of our real AP Angels !  :)  God Bless !

This is one of the reasons I always look forward to posts as yours. Thank you most sincerely.



Now, what was the topic for this thread anywho ? Robert, I think you are correct, "A further note on the Order of St Catherine. Only Grand Duchesses were given the order at birth. Princesses at age 16".

Now why was monestary capitalized ?   lol.... :D


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