Church sticks up for the right and obligation to discriminate, Dream mayors named, Judo goon throws eggs in Kvareli, Small Biz Dev Agency starts, Kodua and Siradze of KUDI and SODI investigated, Okruashvili sends in friend, Jonjoli operation, DCFTA chat, obligatory car insurance, Mokalake media study, IDP houses, free land to Church on Agmashenabeli, Geo wine in Russia, Georgian-Indian deal, new cement factory in Poti, Crimea bound tourists come to Georgia, Germans fix books, Esquire on London’s Marani, Ajaruli dish of the week in DC, handgun regs, Baramidze & free speech bill, Tbilisi snobs, tons to read, huge foreign trade boost, and lots of photos in Tbilisi.
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The MEME this week is a photo from facebook. It shows several men preparing Khinkali on the trunk of a car. Link: http://on.fb.me/1pVfapR http://on.fb.me/1fDrk1W
THINGS TO READ
An article by Stephen Jones on Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus. Link: http://bit.ly/1mkhW6t
An article in Carnegie.ru by Tom De Waal about South Ossetia. Link: http://ceip.org/1rLfqDl
An article by TI Georgia titled “DHL, TNT, UPS, FEDEX and up to 40 other companies may abandon the Georgian market if the new Draft Law on Postal Service is adopted.” Link: http://bit.ly/1i4yEOR
An article in Al-Monitor.com titled “Turkey considers citizenship for heirs of displaced Armenians.” Link: http://bit.ly/1iPU3QT
An article in DownTownExpress.com about the Georgian movie “Behind blue prison bars” in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1jnllh4
Im a big fan of the TBLpod weekly reading list, but wanted to put up this blog as a supplement. http://www.chasestoudenmire.us/news-from-georgia-week-of-2-may-2014/
Its relatively new, but some of the reads are great. This balkanist article http://balkanist.net/israel-iran-georgias-delicate-diplomatic-balancing-act/ about Georgia managing its relations with Iran and Isreal for example.
I found it interesting that you more or less credited your podcast to Kakha Bendukidze with your struggling for air after every sentence, just as he does.
I may add, that Jon-Joli is not picked pickled, but is essentially a cousin of our (US) capers, picked wild and then pickled
Oh yea, Woody Guthrie was dead for about 5 yrs before the late, great Steve Goodman penned “City of New Orleans”, so it is very unlikely that Woody wrote it.
Keep up the good work