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4 thoughts on “TBLPOD10july2014

  1. The MEME this week: A video showing nineteen African penguins arriving at Tbilisi Zoo – a gift from the Britain Living Coasts Zoo – discovering and enjoying their new home. Link: http://bit.ly/1jtj8Ui


    An article by Dmitry Trenin in Carnegie.ru about Shevardnadze’s legacy in Russia’s history. Link: http://bit.ly/1w534YJ

    Another Shevarnadze obituary, this time in the New Yorker.
    Link: http://bit.ly/1jgi5GV

    An article by Gio Menabde for Jamestown.org asking: “Is Georgia getting closer to the EU, but farther from NATO?” Link: http://bit.ly/1jghsNx

    The HARDEST working NGO in the Caucasus TI Georgia published a second monitoring report of high-profile criminal cases.
    Link: http://bit.ly/TUIYnu

    An article by Nino Mosiashvili in ISET’s blog about nepotism in Georgia. She explains that, as everyone knows, people in Georgia are employed not according to a fair, orderly selection process but through personal connections. Link: http://bit.ly/TUIUnR

    An article in Tabula.ge about British citizen Aaron Charles, who happens to be black, and the discrimination he experiences in Georgia because of his skin color. Charles works with his wife Nutsa Eristavi in Tbilisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1nhbGLi

    A great piece coming from TBLPOD.com’s eagle-eyed Malibu correspondent, an AP profile of one of the rising and radical Islamist ISIS leaders, who just so happens to come from a Caucasus country called….Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/1jtlRgm

    Georgian journalist Nina Akhmeteli also has a piece about Al-Shishani for the BBC. She traced down and talked to Batirashvili’s father, who still lives in the village of Birkiani in Pankisi. Link: http://bit.ly/1omagvD

    The Guardian’s New East network compares social media use throughout the post-Soviet states. Link: http://bit.ly/1lWCSdd

  2. So good that Dunbar is back with his witty and intelligent rebuttals and retributions of Marks more Pravda like news reading that rather too much sucks up to the current FSB backed “regime” (ha ha). Reading the eternal news flow really doesn’t add much to the reading of civil.ge but rather less since civil.ge are always more correct with facts and more detailed. Actually, even an emissary from North Korea or a commissar from the Kremlin would have helped Mark to not just read “the death news of Georgia” but to have some considerations and some interesting discussion. Otherwise it is not even close to be a “discussion in English of the week in Georgia” at all. But still, many thanks Mark for continuing your reading. Most other Americans still just eat their burgers and bother about their weight. You are the mid-field football player, never actually make any goals and never save any goals but still highly valuable for the team. Of course I don’t mean those weird hormonic people who touch the foot-ball by their hands and get away with it. However what saves you is your staunch attitude to Putin and Russia. But where is Mathias, is he back in the land of Jörg Haider and Adolf again? What a fate for a true socialist. Bring him back please. Save him! Or maybe bring in Eva Anderson, she seems to be intelligent and honest. Or why not the contrarian legendary mad pensioner from Thessaloniki who disagrees with almost everything.

  3. Ding Dong, the fox is dead, which ol’fox?, the silver fox, ding dong the silver fox is dead….He should have been shot at Lazika and thrown into the black sea with all the other pollution. At least it is good to know that he is finally in one of the hottest parts of hell, better late than never

    Wow does that obnoxious brit bring out the “You Know” in you. 37 this week

  4. I can’t say that I agree with the two previous posts, but everyone is free to have his or her own opinion. What I’m missing this week are the links. I would be especially interested in a link for the Natakhtari-Mestia flight, as giving people the info without telling where they can book the flight isn’t helping much 🙂

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