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18 октября, 13:58

West Wing's CJ Cregg, Allison Janney, gets star on Walk of Fame

Seven-time Emmy winner Allison Janney is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rough Cut - No reporter narration Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

15 октября, 08:17

Robert Scheer And Petros Papadakis Discuss The Joys And Dangers Of College Football

Petros Papadakis, former USC college football captain and current analyst for Fox Sports, tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer about the lure of the game for young people. The two also debate whether politics belong on the field and in the locker room. Papadakis suggests that unionizing college players could be complicated and agrees that college players deserve some financial compensation. Adapted from Truthdig.com Read the transcript below: Robert Scheer: This is Robert Scheer with another edition of Scheer Intelligence, where the intelligence comes from my guests, and my guest today is Petros Papadakis, a person that ... Petros Papadakis: Hi, Bob. Scheer: Hi. That I love having come to speak in my class at the University of Southern California, which is where we're recording from. Papadakis: Beautiful. Scheer: I do it because you're about the only person I can get to talk honestly about what football does and does not do for a college campus, and for those who don't know your work, you obviously in addition to having been on the USC football team as a running back, scoring I think 16 touchdowns in one season. Papadakis: No, two seasons. Scheer: Two seasons? Papadakis: That's accurate. Scheer: On what you describe as the worst football team in USC history. Papadakis: Captain of the worst, in the year 2000. Scheer: Let's begin with USC, which has been a football legend, a major contender. You come from a football family. Your father, John, played for SC. Papadakis: My older brother Taso was a starting linebacker here, and I played here. Scheer: Then, your brother deserted and went over and played for UCLA. I'd like to begin with one of the great achievements of football as a social reformer. Now there's a lot of feeling, "What does football do?" Your father wrote a book with a great running back, Sam Cunningham, about the integration of college football ... Papadakis: And a great writer, Don Yaeger. Scheer: Why don't you tell us about that book, and the significance of that. Papadakis: Well, in 1970, the head coach at USC, who was a hard man, and the head coach at Alabama, who was almost as equally hard, and two of the great legendary coaches in the history of college football, John McKay and Bear Bryant, had a relationship. They had known each other for a long time, and the SCC, believe it or not, in 1970, was an all-white league. They weren't competing, obviously. They weren't competing against other colleges, and Bear Bryant knew that in order to move Alabama forward, they were going to need to integrate the football team. In order to do that, they were going to need to show the people of Alabama that black players were necessary. Not only necessary, but great. In order to do that, they scheduled USC to come play at Legion Field in Birmingham, and my father was on that team. He was a Mike linebacker. I think he was a defensive captain. He had 15 tackles in the game. Sam Cunningham, obviously playing his first game ever as a sophomore. Freshmen didn't play back then. Had a great game. Multiple touchdowns, over 100 yards. That was the game that kind of, as they say, turned the tide in the south. USC was a big part of that social reform. I remember years before that, CR Roberts, another great trojan. A big, big black running back, went to Texas and did something similar. USC, being on the west coast, I think, too, and the Cunningham family was from Santa Barbara. They didn't know southern racism. A lot of the guys who play at SC don't. Scheer: People don't know, he was a black player, and a legend. Papadakis: His brother, Randall Cunningham, a lot of people know, and Randall's son is an Olympic-level high jumper here now, at USC, and was in your class a couple of years ago. I gave him a ride home after I spoke at your class. That tradition continues at USC, but it's very interesting, because due to my criticism, I believe, of the university ... The last time USC took a trip to play a team in Alabama, they brought my father on the trip, and he spoke to the team. This year, because of I guess some divisiveness in the program, and some of the way that I've reacted in my media position over the years to USC's decision making, they invited Sam but not my father, who wrote the book together. That kind of bummed me out. I thought that they were kind of above that, when it came to some of their great history. Scheer: You and your father probably don't even agree on your view of the whole thing. Papadakis: No. We don't agree on ... But you know what? We talk a lot about USC, and how I shape my opinion. Scheer: For people who don't know the family, you did cooperate in running one of the great Greek restaurants. Papadakis: Yeah, and that's where USC did most of their recruiting in the peak Carroll era, so if you can imagine, I mean, not just the guys that ended up signing here, like the Reggie Bushes and LenDale White, but the Tim Tebows of the world, and CJ Speller, all the great college football players came through there, in the recruitment. Scheer: Before we get winded too far for this story, I mean, you say amazingly enough, 1970, much of the south was still segregated in athletics and university. You know, it's not ancient history that Jackie Robinson came in after World War II, when we fought the great war for freedom, that the US Army itself was segregated and what have you, and basketball, when the Lakers came here from Minnesota, there was something like only two blacks could be on a team, was the sort of code and what have you. Papadakis: USC's always been on the forefront of that. You could say that. Scheer: One of the good things, and you've pointed out when you've spoke in my class, is that once you're playing together, there's an intimacy, even if you discriminate in certain positions like the quarterback or the coach or what have you, which is legendary, the fact is, athletics has broken down racial barriers. Papadakis: It has, but at the same time, something ... This is not something we've talked about a whole bunch in your class, because it wasn't as socially relevant, especially to young kids, but with the anniversary and the OJ Simpson stuff, and obviously OJ Simpson played here at USC, and there's a deep history there, and he played with my father. I remember, and I totally forgot about it, but I remember OJ Simpson, just the subject of it. Not because it was a USC locker room, because he was never really around us, but just if you brought it up. Most of the white guys on the team thought that OJ was a killer, and most of the black guys on the team really thought he was innocent, or framed, or whatever. Her son did it, or there was some theory. You couldn't bring that up. I remember, you couldn't bring that up unless you wanted to get into a heated discussion, and sometimes it was funny, sometimes people got their feelings hurt, but that was a real thing. Today, it makes me wonder, with all the different things going on racially in our country, and the narrative that we have, what the conversations in the locker room are like when it comes to the anthem, and different things like that. Football, once you go out of the tunnel and you're locking arms, I mean, it's you and those guys against the world. Think about the world of boxing. Those guys, I really have so much respect for in athletics, because they're just naked to the world, and you're going to fight in that ring, and there's nobody to help you except for the bell. Scheer: I didn't give you a proper introduction, so let me just say, your football career, you didn't go into the pros because you were severely injured and had real problems, and you actually were one of the lucky athletes who didn't go into the pros. You found a way to make a living, and you've been a major radio personality, and you've done national television broadcasting and so forth, and that's what you do to this day. You're one of the guys who managed to get a good career out of this. Papadakis: One of the uglier broadcasters on the air, and sweatier. Scheer: Yeah, but off the field. I think to this day, you have an objective view of what goes on with sports. Yet, when I've had you in the class and talk to you, you've played down certain things. You played down concussions, was one. Papadakis: Yeah. A little bit. Scheer: On the other hand, when you get going, you talk about what it did to your head, right? Papadakis: Yeah. Well, and that's something we all have to monitor, those of us that played football from the past, and guys playing now. There's no doubt it's something people need to think about, just like any of us. I've been talking out of my behind about sports for 15, 16 years now, on platforms where people hear me, and your opinions do evolve, and things change. The concussion thing, my opinion kind of started to change when I started to get my own head checked out, and wondering why I had these flashes of emotion, and these different things that is not unique in the football world to deal with. That being said, when it comes to concussions and football, every guy playing at a high level, and this has always been my argument, they know what's happening out there. It's like, remember Casablanca, where the Captain Renaud says, "I'm shocked, shocked that there's gambling going on"? We're hitting each other in the head with our heads. There's not a lot of grey area there. We know what we're doing. Nobody's putting a gun to anybody's head. That's why I always used to say, when the guys would pray before the games and they'd all lock arms and pray for victory, and pray for all these things, and I would say to the guys, even though I'm Greek Orthodox Christian, I'd say, "God's not making us do this. This is our choice. This is our identity. This is who we are." If your identity is a football player, if that's really your identity, then concussions probably aren't in your mindset. Now, you played five years in the NFL and had your bell rung a few times, and you've made some money, and you have a wife and kids, you're thinking about retiring, a couple guys have. Not every guy, but a few guys, and more often than ever before have started to walk away from the sport at younger ages. Scheer: We began by discussing sports as an educator, which it was around segregation, certainly, integration of sports. In terms of the money, you've got these coaches on the college level. What does the coach of Avalon make? $7 million? Papadakis: Reported, but you know, somebody might say, "Hey, good job coach. Here's $2 million." I mean, one of the alums. They're working on a level, and you understand politics in a way that I could never even begin to scratch, and I always figured when you're the president, you've been bought and sold 100 times by somebody. You're working on a level that is far beyond a lot of people's contemplation. When you're the head coach at USC or Alabama, it's very similar. There's things that are touching you, and things that you're part of that the rest of us just don't know. How much money is actually being made? I have no ... I mean, when Pete Carroll was here, I had no idea how much money he was making. There was a listed salary, but with a private school, and not having to report anything but to his own tax attorneys, who knows? Who knows how much money is coming into that guy? Most states, if they're public institutions, the highest paid person in the state is generally, like, Iowa, or these places, it's the head coach of the basketball or football team. Men's basketball. Scheer: We have this issue even in the amateur level, the NCAA and so forth. Papadakis: We treat these guys like the leaders of society. It makes [crosstalk] ... Scheer: They make enormous amounts of money, and then they send people like you out on the field, and you're ... You used the word, it's not fashionable anymore, but you always refer to yourself as a cripple. Papadakis: Yeah. Legally. Scheer: Legally. Go through your injuries, and they're kind of typical, aren't they? Aside from the concussion. Papadakis: My one injury to my foot was relatively unique. In fact, it was one of the worst here. You can still go see the x-rays on a screensaver of one of the trainers down there, because they had never seen anything like it. My foot just looked like it exploded, and all the bones basically scattered almost like a bag of cereal. Pins, and needles, and screws, and two staph infections, and long time in the hospital. Scheer: Even if it's not unique, and I teach here also, and I've had students and they blow out their knee, or ... Papadakis: Everybody gets hurt. You're always going to get surgery. Scheer: They get hurt, and then suddenly there isn't the professional career, or they're vulnerable. I'm sticking to the money for a minute, here. It's such a grotesque contradiction that you're telling these kids one of two things. Either, "Be a good Trojan. It's great for the school. It's great for the spirit, and you're going to get banged up, and the odds are, even at a top ranked school like this, most of you are not going to make a living at this." Papadakis: No, no, no. Scheer: Then, "Forget about all the other sports that you've got going." On the other hand, when people come along like they did at Northwestern and say they want to form a union, they want compensation, I know in the past you've been contemptuous of that, or dismissive. Papadakis: Well, to me, the union thing in particular. Now, you understand that stuff better than me, and I know there was a reason they did it in Illinois and all that. At the same time, you can't sign the letter of intent, which has very clear language, with saying you're going to go play somebody for somebody on scholarship, and then turn around and try to unionize. It just doesn't work that way. That being said, I understand it. I think we are evolving. I think we should be in a better place. I was always in the ... Because I was a guy who went to school here, and I was as big of a mess as anybody at school here. I had as many problems as any college student, probably more, and at the same time, was carrying the ball a whole lot in practice, and taking shots, and taking pills, and doing whatever I had to do to get out there, and I got a degree here. I got two degrees. Not only that, the university community and being part of it, and my major, which was odd for a football player, but in English and American lit, it helped me considerably in my work and communicating with people. I did that while falling apart on the football team, and there's way more diligent guys than me out there, and they really make the most of their situation. Scheer: You did get an education here, because you were kind of a weirdo and you became an English major, and you read Dostoyevsky and everything, and all that. Papadakis: Yeah, I did. Scheer: Now, what about kids coming to school and say, "Hey, we got a Black Lives Matter movement in America. I'm going to read about it. I'm going to look into to see the national anthem, and the third stanza of the national anthem actually says it's a good thing to have freed slaves, and that the Brits are terrible people for taking them into their army. There are contradictions." What's wrong, whether on the college level, or on the pro level, of somebody saying, "Okay, I'll play the game, but I'm a full human being. I got free speech rights. I got a right to have an attitude. I've got a right to speak up, and you know what? I'll use my celebrity the same way other people use their celebrity, to support things that I care about"? Papadakis: In a vacuum, I don't think there's anything wrong with it. In a vacuum, pretending as if it wouldn't effect anybody else on the team, or however. You're your own one person, your own individual, whatever you want to do. Obviously, there's incongruities throughout history that you can point to no matter what you want to go up against. Christianity here in America, or anything that people tend to really cling to. The only problem with a football team is they constantly tell you what you represent, which is not yourself. The team. When you're wearing that uniform, when you have that platform, it's not because you're a full thinking human being at all. It's because you're a football player. That's why you have the platform. To me, just in my own situation, if somebody was causing me as a football player at USC to have to answer questions about my political proclivities because of what they were doing, that's a problem on a football team. Maybe not for everybody, but it's a divider. Scheer: Let me ask you the basic question about the money and thought, okay? You got people who presumably have gone through college, have thought about things. They think about social justice. They think about life. They think about ... They look at the money coming into this sport. They look at it, and that's the one thing they're not supposed to ask tough questions about in terms of its social impact, right? At a college, you're not supposed to question that your coach, who's yelling at you all the time, is making this incredible amount of money. You're a kid who comes from maybe where your family didn't have enough to get by, and this guy's making $7 million. How much does the bandleader make? Papadakis: Art Bartner? Scheer: Yeah. Papadakis: I don't know his endowment, but I'm sure he does quite well. Scheer: I mean, the assistant coaches quite often ... Papadakis: Some of them make millions. Scheer: Yeah. The guys who do the weight training and all that. Papadakis: At least hundreds of thousands. Scheer: Aren't we exposing people to a situation where just, as human beings, you'd think they'd want to say, "Wait a minute. I'm having trouble paying my rent. I'm having trouble"? As you have pointed out, when you come to my class, getting pizza where your picture was on the box, one of your stories, and yet I'm not supposed to question, "Where is the money going?" Papadakis: I think you should be able to question where the money is going. There's no problem about that. I also think we live in a free society, and if somebody wants to pay you for something, that's what you're worth. These guys, they want to play football. Football is attractive to them because of the money flowing through football. There are countless ... Just because guys don't go to the league doesn't mean that they don't have a life in football. There was a guy I played with here, Kenichi Daisy, who was a number 10 pick in the draft, and came down with leukemia, and beat it, but couldn't play football anymore. He's a coach. Chris Richard, a guy I played with, is the D-coordinator for Seattle. Scheer: I've got you, but [crosstalk] ... Papadakis: They get into the profession ... Scheer: You have this organization called the NCAA, and they're the ones that have stressed the amateur, amateur, amateur, amateur, right? They only stress it for the players. Papadakis: They're all tied up. The whole thing is based in hypocrisy. You want me to defend that, you're barking up the wrong tree. To me, the best solution, and something very doable, is if a guy gets his 12 units every semester, you give him $10,000 in the bank. If he has five years, or he graduates, he walks, there's $50,000, $60,000, $70,000 for a young person to start their life out with, as opposed to just being spit out by a program when they can no longer use you, whether you're crippled or you can't play in the league, or whether you're moving on to the NFL. It doesn't matter. Whoever you are. It's a lonely feeling when you're done playing here, because they can't use you anymore, and there's somebody new coming in. There's always going to be more football players, not less, as far as history goes. You're going to be forgotten. Scheer: I think in my class, you said you wouldn't let your child play football. Papadakis: No, I don't want to, but he's a meat head, violent kid. I think he might just be such a meat head that we have to have him play. Scheer: He's in the family. Oh, let me shift this a little bit. Get to the pros. They are making so much money, whether they're lousy or good, because of the TV contracts, the shared revenue and everything. Papadakis: For a short amount of time, there's a lot of money. Scheer: On the other hand, and we're at USC, we're broadcasting now. USC happens to control the Colosseum here in LA, and play at the Colosseum, and the Rams are playing at the Colosseum until their new stadium is built. Okay, they abandoned, right, a city that liked them. Papadakis: St. Louis? Scheer: Yes. Papadakis: Lovely place. Scheer: Okay, but they abandoned it. They used to be here. They went. Papadakis: They were in Cleveland before that. Scheer: Then they come here, fortunately, as I understand it, unless I'm missing something, at least they're using their own money to build [crosstalk] ... Papadakis: Yeah, Kroenke's going to build it himself, which is why it's getting done. Scheer: Then, there's a question of, who are they going to steal from some other place? Is it going to be San Diego, or horror of horrors, they steal the Oakland Raiders? Papadakis: Or they go to Vegas. Scheer: Which happened once before, or Oakland goes to Vegas. Papadakis: Do you care as a Raider fan, or is it just a universal thing? Scheer: If Oakland Raiders leave Oakland, I'm not a Raider fan. Papadakis: Even to Vegas? Scheer: I didn't go with them once to LA. I've been a Raider fan since the 60s. I'm a season ticket holder. To tell the truth, I'm as fanatical as anyone, and the reason is ... Papadakis: You're a face painter, aren't you Bob? Scheer: Yeah, I wear the costume. It does get to the money thing. Now, these teams make so much money, the idea that they can't remain loyal to a community is outrageous. It doesn't bother you at all? Papadakis: They don't care. It's a money maker. They don't care. Scheer: We're talking greed now, right? Papadakis: Yeah, but that's American business. They only care as far as it looks good or bad. Look, the L in ... Let's forget about the individual owners and what they own. Let's just look at the NFL as a whole. The NFL is made up of, what? 30 billionaire owners that have a little boys club, and that's that. That is it. No one gets in or out of the door. It is the most elite club in the world. Maybe the English Premiere League is similar in London, but these are people that are beyond our comprehension when it comes to how they move and change things around. The L in the NFL stands for "lawyers," because all they really want to do, and all they're really concerned with, whether or not it's players beating up on people, whether or not it's players beating up on themselves, whether or not it's suicide, whether or not it's concussions, whatever the issue is, they're only concerned with protecting their own ass. That is the only thing they care about, to protect the money that's being made by their owners. These are multi-billionaire people, and maybe they care about their players, maybe they don't, but they chip them off the money that they have to in order to stay in business, they hire and fire coaches in order to stay in business, PR people, this and that. They'll keep a player who's violent as long as they can until it's somehow a public problem, and people get after them, and then it's just like any other corporation. Trying to hold them to a higher standard because people root and care about their product, I think it's futile, because they don't care. It's just a business. Look, Joe Montana is suing the NFL. He's the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, and they don't speak to each other. They have giant lawsuits going back and forth. This is not a patty cake league. It's a big, ugly, American endeavor and it's all those things. You like it, you're a fan? I don't. I'm not a huge pro football ... I'm really not. I'm more of a college football person. The pro football, to me, is just too much. It's too good. The margin of error is too small, and it's just not as fun. Everybody runs the same offense, everybody runs the same defense. Everybody plays the same songs in the stadium. It just feels generic to me. It's a cookie cutter league. All the games fit into three hour windows. I just prefer the college game, because that's what I know and that's what I'm more passionate about. There's no doubt that the NFL, it's become something that is even very different from what I grew up with, which was giant even then. I remember those Raider teams, and Marcus Allen, and Todd Marinovich, and Jay Schroeder, and all those teams here in LA growing up. It's changed. People are very, very passionate about football, and they don't understand the sport. That's what I think is a little dangerous about it. Scheer: What is it they're missing? Papadakis: I just don't think they relate to the flesh and blood under the uniform. I think they think it's all robo-cops out there. I mean, I really do. I think people look at football players, and you know what? To a certain degree, how can you blame them? Especially with the way a lot of these guys behave off the field. That's also, not to make excuses for people, because we're all responsible for what we do no matter what, but that's a certain ... There's a product of that in the sport. The sport breeds violence. It trains people to respond with violence. If you're not violent enough, you're not good enough, and for us to act shocked when that boils over in a college campus environment or in an entertainment environment in some big city where the pro players are, it should never shock people. Scheer: What is the role of the media in describing all this? I want to conclude on this, you're a media person now. You've gone from being a player to media, and it was kind of strange to read articles after USC got wiped out by Alabama, opening game. The LA Times was mercilessly on television, on radio, all you guys were just bashing them. What I wonder is, what is the conflict of interest that the media has in covering sports? Papadakis: There's a major conflict of interest, because you have broadcast partnerships. The broadcast partnerships are what's worth so much money, and that's why we don't have a pay to play. That's why you don't go on iTunes and pay 99 cents to watch the Raider game, because that would eliminate the network, the middle man, and the money being made is the networks and the league making a deal with each other. That's where the money is coming. Your role when you're actually putting the game on television, as the analyst, which is my job, or the play by play guy, or the sideline person, or the production in the truck, and the people back in the studio that we're producing toward, and the seven cameras that we have out there, our responsibility is to celebrate this game. The way I look at it is, these guys are not being compensated. I want to give them a good call. I want to give these guys what they deserve. I'm going to give them their moment publicly. I want to say their name properly. I want their family to be able to watch the game [crosstalk] ... Scheer: That is fair enough, but what about reporting? Papadakis: Let's say after the game ... Scheer: Come on. Penn State right now is doing the 50th anniversary ... Papadakis: I'm just telling you the differences. That there's differences. You know, when I'm calling the game, I'm not going to talk about what happened with Jerry Sandusky. On my radio show, if I'm passionate about it and I need to take a stand about something, I can do that. In the studio at Fox, you're probably somewhere in the middle there. When you're at the game, I feel like you have a responsibility to the players and the coaches to put that thing on TV. Whatever your column is, whatever your place of commentary, like for me it's my radio show on AM 570, then go ahead. If you're passionate about it, then go ahead and say it. That's kind of where I've kind of drawn the line. Every medium has its own boundary, whether it's the printed word, whether it's on TV, studio, whether it's at a game, whether it's an internet kind of thing, on the radio. These are all different things where you can take different angles and take different stances. The truth is, the harder you go, the more you're going to hear from your, quote-unquote, "broadcast partners," or whoever is employing you. It depends on who your boss is, just like if you were writing at a newspaper. Scheer: The crowded media field is supposed to give some hope. You've got bloggers who can call you out. You've got websites and so forth. Papadakis: I think it just becomes a place where you go to the place where they're saying what you want to hear. Scheer: That's one danger, and the other, at least the old, established ... You've been around. You're still a young guy. You're not even 40 yet. Papadakis: I'm almost. 39. Scheer: You've been around a lot, and you've seen how it's changed. It seems to me, at least in the old days, CBS, The LA Times or The New York Times, these were major institutions that could tell even a professional team or a college program, "You've got to shape up. You're not doing it right. You're not handling it." Now, they all seem to be in bed with the people they're supposed to be covering. They're running scared. They don't know whether they're even going to be in business. Papadakis: They've all started to resemble each other, kind of like the end of Animal Farm. Man, and pigs, and all that, in a way that they started just to really fill the stereotype that you always thought. Everybody always talked about ... Okay, there's three places to work. Big network sports. There's three places you can work. I've only worked at one. You don't want to work at all three before you're 40, because then you're not going to work anymore. You're going to burn your bridges. I work at Fox. The reputation at Fox is, Fox is great. They let you be yourself. The infrastructure is a little wacky, but they let you be yourself. Get used to things changing, and every year a lot of chaos. CBS, everybody's a stuffed shirt, right? "We're in the Les Moonves building." You wear the eye on your jacket, and you don't say "boo" or anything like that. Everything's about Jim Nance and the masters. That's CBS. ESPN or ABC is all about Mickey Mouse and Disney. If you piss off the mouse, you're gone. Really, those places, I mean, people told me that when I was young, and I said, "Oh, no. Everybody's different, and every crew is different, and every producer is different." As we've kind of worked more towards just a really confused, I think, and discombobulated media, kind of like a flight schedule, those places have really kind of emerged as exactly what you expect them to be. I don't think that's good for the media. I don't think you should be able to go somewhere and just see what you expect to see, you know what I mean? Just see what you want to hear. You go to CBS and they are going to say great things about the FCC. You go to Fox, and they're going to say great things about the PAC 12 and Big 12, because those are their broadcast partners. You go to the ESPN, and they're back on the FCC. To me, we're just promoting our broadcast partners, and we're not doing any kind of real analysis or work. I'd like to see it get back to that a little bit more. Scheer: We'll have to get back to this sometime in the future. Papadakis: I'll come back. Scheer: You got a last word about public radio to throw in? Papadakis: NPR, or KCRW? Listen, I've been to this station in Santa Monica City College, and I've always loved this station. If you've ever been downstairs, and I know they're redoing it, so it's even going to be more spectacular, but just the corridor of the black and white photos of every great person, from Gorvey Dahl to Iggy Pop, in the hallway of the place, and you say, "Wow. I'm coming here to be on the air, and there's Joseph Heller," or something like that. That is a great thing. I love this place, and I ran for 230 yards at Santa Monica City College against Santa Monica High School in 1994. Scheer: Great. The fact that you know who Joseph Heller was showed that you did get some kind of education here at the University of Southern California, so that's it for Scheer Intelligence. Our producers are Joshua Scheer and Rebecca Mooney. Our engineers are Kat Yore and Mario Diaz. Sebastian Grubaugh at USC has been the person holding it together, and we thank USC and the Annenberg School. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 октября, 05:07

Внезапный выход из прибрежной зоны

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Внезапный выход из прибрежной зоны

На примере флота радикальное перевооружение НОАК особенно заметно, поскольку данный вид ВС является самым технологически сложным, его строительство занимает времени больше, чем сухопутных войск и авиации.Еще в середине 90-х ВМС НОАК состояли из массы крайне устаревших кораблей и катеров, причем преобладали именно последние – китайский флот по сути был прибрежным. Многочисленные подводные лодки отличались примитивным вооружением и очень высокой шумностью.Акулы Тихого океанаЗа последнее десятилетие флот Поднебесной прошел путь, на который США понадобилось как минимум 30 лет, а Россию и Европу Китай за этот рекордно короткий срок сумел даже обойти, причем и качественно, и количественно.“ Катера проекта 022 не только самые многочисленные в мире, но и наиболее мощные и современные в своем классе ”ВМС НОАК организационно делятся на три флота – Северный, Восточный и Южный (далее – СФ, ВФ и ЮФ) со штабами соответственно в Циндао, Нинбо и Чжаньцзяне. Географическое структурирование выглядит несколько искусственным, так как в отличие от США и РФ КНР имеет одно сплошное побережье. Впрочем, поскольку оно достаточно протяженное, деление на три, очевидно, облегчает управление ВМС. В начале 2016 года флоты были включены в состав одноименных командований – Северного, Восточного и Южного, созданных в ходе реформы вместо прежних округов.Морской компонент китайских СЯС долгое время состоял из одной весьма примитивной ПЛАРБ проекта 092 «Ся» с 12 БРПЛ JL-1. В настоящее время построены четыре гораздо более современные ПЛАРБ проекта 094 «Цзинь» (каждая с 12 БРПЛ JL-2 и с ПКР YJ-8Q). Достраиваются две еще более современные ПЛАРБ проекта 094В, каждая будет нести по 16 БРПЛ JL-2.На смену устаревшим ПЛА проекта 091 «Хань» (было построено пять, но две уже списаны, остальные в составе СФ) пришли шесть ПЛА проекта 093 «Шан» (в том числе две проекта 093А, две проекта 093В). Первые две входят в состав ЮФ, 2 А и 2 В – в состав СФ. Ведется строительство лодок проекта 095, сопоставимых по ТТХ с передовыми американскими и российскими ПЛА. Уже введены в строй одна-две субмарины этого типа.Китайский флот дизельных ПЛ крупнейший в мире. Наиболее современны 15 ПЛ проекта 041А «Юань» (они же проект 039А/В) с ПКР YJ-8Q и воздухонезависимой энергетической установкой – как минимум две на СФ, не менее 10 на ВФ. Заложены еще более современные ПЛ проекта 043.Достаточно новыми считаются 12 ПЛ российской постройки – две проекта 877, две проекта 636, 8 проекта 636ЭМ с ПКР 3М54Е. Кроме того, в начале 2000-х флот получил 13 ПЛ проекта 039 «Сун» – по четыре на СФ и ЮФ, пять на ВФ. Есть более старые, но еще боеспособные ПЛ проекта 035 «Мин». Их – 18: 12 на СФ, по три на ВФ и ЮФ. Возможно, остаются на вооружении до 8 старых ПЛ проекта 033.Впереди Европы всейЕдинственный на данный момент китайский авианосец «Ляонин» (входит в состав СФ) представляет собой бывший советский авианесущий крейсер «Варяг», приобретенный КНР на Украине в недостроенном состоянии. Он не является полноценным авианосцем из-за своих конструктивных особенностей. В первую очередь речь идет о носовом трамплине и отсутствии катапульты. Этот корабль навсегда останется учебно-экспериментальным, а не боевым, именно в таком качестве Китай его приобрел и спустил на воду. Но в КНР уже начато строительство собственных полноценных авианосцев.Наиболее мощные корабли ВМС НОАК – эсминцы. Самые старые из них – типа «Люйда», построенные по советским проектам 50-х годов, постепенно списываются. В составе ВМС остаются три эсминца проекта 051, или «Люйда-1» (два на СФ, один на ВФ, еще два используются как учебные, пять в отстое), один проекта 051D («Люйда-2» на СФ), два проекта 051G («Люйда-3» на ЮФ).В 90-е и начале 2000-х Китай приобрел в России четыре эсминца: по два проекта 956 и проекта 956ЭМ (все на ВФ). Еще семь тогда же построил самостоятельно, причем четырех разных проектов: два проекта 051С (СФ), один проекта 051В (ЮФ), два проекта 052В (ЮФ), два проекта 052 (СФ).В конце концов в КНР началось строительство по-настоящему современных кораблей этого класса (проект 052С/D). В настоящее время в составе ВМС имеется шесть эсминцев проекта 052С (четыре на ВФ, два на ЮФ), четыре проекта 052D (ЮФ), еще четыре строятся (по два для СФ и ВФ). Всего же, как ожидается, будет не менее 12 кораблей этого типа. Следует отметить, что Китай уже технологически обошел Россию и все европейские страны в развитии крупных надводных кораблей, достигнув уровня трех наиболее передовых стран в этой сфере – США, Японии и Южной Кореи. Об этом свидетельствует наличие на эсминцах проектов 052С и 052D РЛС с ФАР и классических УВП типа американской Мk41. На предыдущих эсминцах проектов 051 и 052 устанавливались российские УВП барабанного типа, в которых к пуску готова лишь одна ракета из восьми, причем эти УВП были рассчитаны только на один тип боеприпаса (ЗУР для ЗРС С-300Ф). На новых китайских эсминцах устанавливаются УВП, в которых готовы к пуску одновременно все ракеты, причем на эсминцах проекта 052D они могут быть разных типов и классов. На этих кораблях УВП на 64 ракеты. Очевидно, в ней могут размещаться морские ЗУР HHQ-9, КРМБ DH-10 и, возможно, ПКР и ПЛУР. Это обеспечит эсминцам возможность наносить удары как по морским, так и по береговым целям, а также осуществлять ПВО корабельных соединений.Наиболее многочисленный класс надводных кораблей ВМС НОАК – фрегаты. Из них 30 – корабли проекта 053Н, который строился в семи модификациях. Это 10 фрегатов проекта 053Н3 (два на СФ, по четыре на ВФ и ЮФ), четыре проекта 053Н2G (ВФ), шесть проекта 053Н1G (ЮФ), один проекта 053Н2 (СФ), шесть проекта 053Н1 (ЮФ), один проекта 053Н (ВФ, вооружен РСЗО, используется как корабль поддержки десанта). Один 053Н передан береговой охране, два используются как учебные, четыре находятся в отстое. Как учебный используется еще один фрегат проекта 053НТН. Корабли 053Н (кроме наиболее современной модификации 053Н3) постепенно выводятся из состава ВМС, часть из них продается другим странам. Им на замену построены два фрегата проекта 054 (на ВФ) и 22 проекта 054А (шесть на СФ, по восемь на ВФ и ЮФ). Наряду с традиционным для ВМС НОАК ударным вооружением (восемь ПКР С-803 в контейнерных ПУ) корабли проекта 054А стали первыми китайскими фрегатами, имеющими адекватную для кораблей такого класса ПВО – УВП на 32 ЗУР HHQ-16, созданные на основе российского ЗРК «Штиль». Благодаря этому данные фрегаты станут универсальными эскортными кораблями, которые можно будет использовать для охраны авианосцев вблизи своих берегов и для усиления эсминцев в открытом океане (подробнее – «Фрегаты новой волны»).В 2012 году в КНР начато строительство кораблей проекта 056, которые классифицируются либо как малые фрегаты, либо как корветы. В настоящее время их введено в строй 26 (семь на СФ, шесть на ВФ, 11 на ЮФ и еще два в гарнизоне Гонконга, относящемся к зоне ЮФ). Всего кораблей этого типа будет не менее 50 единиц.Армада прибрежной зоныФото: news.usni.orgСтановясь океанским, китайский флот держит первое место в мире по числу боевых катеров. Это, в частности, до 112 ракетных: 83–86 проекта 022, шесть проекта 037-II, 20 проекта 037-IG. Катера проекта 022 не только самые многочисленные в мире, но и наиболее мощные и современные в своем классе. Они построены на основе скоростных катамаранов австралийской фирмы Austal, каждый несет по восемь сверхзвуковых ПКР YJ-83. В отстое находится до 75 старых ракетных катеров проекта 024. Сторожевых катеров в ВМС НОАК до 250: до 46 проекта 037-I, до 95 проекта 037, 17 проекта 062-I, до 98 проекта 062. Впрочем, последние активно списываются.Минно-тральные силы представлены одним минзагом проекта 918, двумя новейшими тральщиками проекта 082-II, 16 проекта 082, четырьмя проекта 081 и шестью проекта 082А. Это, конечно, мало. Тральные силы – ахиллесова пята китайского флота.Десантные силы ВМС НОАК включают четыре ДТД проекта 071 (один на ВФ, три на ЮФ), 33 ТДК проекта 072 четырех модификаций (11 проекта 072-III – три на СФ, семь на ВФ, один на ЮФ, 15 проекта 072А – два на СФ, семь на ВФ, шесть на ЮФ, четыре проекта 072-II – один на ВФ, три на ЮФ, три проекта 072 – на ВФ), 13 средних десантных кораблей проекта 073 (10 проекта 073А, один проекта 073-III, два проекта 073-II) и около 60 малых (8–10 проекта 074А, до 20 проекта 074, до 32 проекта 079-II, последние используются в основном как грузовые суда), а также четыре ДКВП проекта 12322, построенных на Украине.В целом ВМС НОАК занимают первое место в мире по количеству дизельных ПЛ, фрегатов, ракетных и сторожевых катеров, десантных кораблей. Впрочем, по общему тоннажу и вместимости десантных кораблей ВМС НОАК уступают ВМС США. По количеству атомных подлодок и эсминцев китайский флот – третий в мире (по ПЛАРБ и ПЛА – после ВМС США и ВМФ РФ, по эсминцам – после американского и японского).Морские танкиМорская авиация организационно состоит из шести авиадивизий. В СФ – 2-я (4, 5, 6-й авиаполки) и 5-я (13, 14, 15-й авиаполки); в ВФ – 4-я (10, 11, 12-й авиаполки) и 6-я (16, 17, 18-й авиаполки); в ЮФ – 8-я (22, 23, 24-й авиаполки) и 9-я (25, 26, 27-й авиаполки) авиадивизии.За последние годы она радикально обновилась, а по количеству самолетов является второй в мире после американской.Бомбардировщики ВМС НОАК – это 39–41 самолет Н-6 (в том числе три-четыре D, 27–28 G, еще три Н-6А, возможно, на хранении) и 116–121 JH7 (в том числе 66–70 JH-7А). Н-6 созданы на базе крайне устаревшего советского Ту-16, однако его современные китайские модификации способны нести КРВБ CJ-10, а также различные ПКР, поэтому представляют весьма значительную боевую силу. JH-7 – современные тактические бомбардировщики, их производство продолжается. На хранении до 15 штурмовиков Q-5.Истребители представлены в первую очередь тяжелыми машинами семейства Су-27/30 и их китайскими вариантами. Сейчас на вооружении морской авиации НОАК 23 Су-30МК2 российского производства, до 52 J-11В (до 36 ВН, до 16 BSН), являющихся безлицензионной копией Су-27, а также не менее 20 палубных J-15, скопированных с купленного на Украине первого варианта Су-27К. Кроме того, на вооружении состоят 22 J-10 (15 АН, 7 SН) и до 46 J-8 (еще не менее 13 на хранении). Производство J-11 и J-10 продолжается, поэтому их количество будет увеличиваться. На хранении находятся примерно 70 истребителей J-7 (копия МиГ-21), выведенных из состава строевых частей.Противолодочная авиация представлена тремя самолетами-амфибиями SH-5 и 49 вертолетами: 14 российских Ка-28, 35 китайских Z-9, созданных на основе французского AS365.Имеется шесть самолетов ДРЛО KJ-200 (на базе транспортного Y-8), четыре заправщика H-6DU (на базе бомбардировщика Н-6).На вооружении состоит 32 многоцелевых самолета Y-8. Из них восемь используется в варианте РЭР, четыре – как самолеты ДРЛО Y-8J, остальные – как транспортные. Еще три Y-8 находятся на хранении. Кроме того, в морской авиации есть девять транспортных самолетов Y-7 (еще до четырех на хранении) и восемь их учебных вариантов HY-7.Имеется до 139 учебных самолетов: до 60 JL-8, 35 JL-9, до 38 CJ-6, шесть «кукурузников» Y-5.В состав морской авиации НОАК также входит девять вертолетов ДРЛО Ка-31, 35 транспортных вертолетов (шесть Ми-8, 29 китайских Z-8, созданных на базе французского SA-321, восемь собственно SA-321 выведены на хранение), а также три спасательных вертолета Ка-27ПС.Морская пехота включает две бригады (1, 164-я) в составе ЮФ. Китайские морпехи несут гарнизонную службу на контролируемых КНР Парасельских островах.Этот род войск тоже проходит перевооружение. В частности, получает семейство боевых машин Туре 05, созданных на базе БМП ZBD-05, в том числе легкий танк ZTD-05. На данный момент на вооружение бригад морской пехоты поступило 124 ZTD-05 и 248 ZBD-05. Старые легкий танк Туре 63А, БМП Туре 86 и БТР Туре 63С (имелось по 62 единицы каждого из этих трех типов), видимо, списаны. Самоходная артиллерия насчитывает более 20 новейших САУ Туре 07 и примерно столько же старых САУ Туре 89 (калибр обоих – 122 мм). Кроме того, на вооружении морской пехоты НОАК имеются РСЗО Туре 63, ПТРК HJ-73 и HJ-8, ПЗРК HN-5.Уже сегодня ВМС НОАК во взаимодействии с ВВС и амфибийными частями сухопутных войск способны обеспечить успешный захват Тайваня. Это не делается лишь по политическим соображениям. Китай практически достиг равенства на море с Японией и добился подавляющего превосходства в надводных силах над ТОФ РФ. В ближайшей перспективе в КНР начнется строительство авианосцев в количестве не менее четырех-пяти единиц, после чего китайский флот сможет составить серьезную конкуренцию ВМС США в северо-западной части Тихого и в Индийском океане.Александр Храмчихин,заместитель директора Института политического и военного анализа

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Не ломая копий

Китайские военно-воздушные силы вместе со всей армией страны в последнее время проходят радикальное качественное обновление, ведущееся очень высокими темпами.

03 октября, 23:07

Не ломая копий

Китайские военно-воздушные силы вместе со всей армией страны в последнее время проходят радикальное качественное обновление, ведущееся очень высокими темпами.С 2016 года ВВС разделены на пять территориальных командований, заменивших семь бывших военных округов.“ Увлечение дорогостоящими высокоточными боеприпасами часто не усиливает, а ослабляет боевые возможности ”В целом в ВВС сохраняют традиционную структуру и состоят из дивизий, каждая из которых имеет в составе три (иногда два) авиаполка. Полк вооружен самолетами или вертолетами одного типа, в дивизии могут быть полки с разными самолетами. В последнее время несколько дивизий расформировано, а входившие в их состав полки переименованы в бригады (по составу идентичные прежнему полку).Северное командование включает соединения бывших Шэньянского и Цзиннаньского военных округов. Это восемь дивизий, четыре авиационные бригады, две зенитно-ракетные и зенитно-артиллерийская бригады, радиотехнический полк.Центральное командование включает соединения бывших Пекинского и части Ланьчжоуского военных округов.Учебно-испытательный центр находится в двойном подчинении Центрального командования и командования ВВС и включает четыре бригады: 170, 171, 172 и 175-ю. 34-я дивизия также находится в двойном подчинении, в нее входят 100, 101 и 102-й полки, оснащенные транспортными, пассажирскими и специальными самолетами и вертолетами. Кроме того, в составе ВВС Центрального командования имеются четыре дивизии, разведывательный авиаполк, пилотажная группа «1 августа», 4, 5, 6 и 7-я дивизии ПВО, 9-я радиотехническая бригада.Западное командование включает соединения бывших Чэндуского и большей части Ланьчжоуского военных округов. В его составе пять дивизий, четыре авиационные и одна ПВО бригады, три зенитно-ракетных полка.Южное командование сформировано на основе бывшего Гуаньчжоуского военного округа. В его составе – пять дивизий, три авиационные бригады, вертолетный полк в Гонконге, бригада боевых БЛА, две зенитно-ракетные бригады и зенитно-ракетный полк.Восточное командование сформировано на основе бывшего Нанкинского военного округа. В его составе – пять дивизий, четыре авиационные, одна боевых БЛА, две зенитно-ракетные бригады.Как и другие виды НОАК, ее ВВС оснащены копиями старой и новой советской, российской и в меньшей степени западной (в основном французской) техники, а также собственными разработками. Современные образцы достаточно быстро заменяют старые, хотя последние пока доминируют.Бомбардировщик Н-6 изначально – копия советского Ту-16, который был создан еще в 50-е годы и к настоящему времени очень сильно устарел. Однако в Китае появились модернизированные варианты Н-6Н/М/К с новыми двигателями и увеличенной дальностью полета. Эти самолеты способны нести КРВБ CJ-10, которые могут оснащаться ядерными и обычными БЧ и применяться против наземных и надводных целей. В настоящий момент на вооружении остается лишь один старый бомбардировщик Н-6А, несущий ядерные авиабомбы В-5 (их имеется не менее 120), еще 91 Н-6 ранних серий находятся на хранении. В строю до 147 новых Н-6 (до 75 Н, до 18 М, до 53 К; еще 12 Н на хранении), их производство продолжается. Количество КРВБ CJ-10 и ядерных БЧ к ним неизвестно.Фронтовым бомбардировщиком ВВС НОАК является JH-7А. Насчитывается до 140 таких машин, их производство продолжается. Кроме обычного авиационного вооружения они способны нести ядерные бомбы В-4 (в арсеналах их не менее 320).Штурмовик Q-5 создан в Китае на базе истребителя J-6 (копия старого советского МиГ-19) во многих модификациях. В настоящее время остается на вооружении до 162 Q-5 последних модификаций (J/K/L). Они также могут нести ядерные авиабомбы В-4. Не менее 58 Q-5 – на хранении.Основу истребительной авиации ВВС НОАК составляют тяжелые истребители семейства Су-27/J-11/Су-30/J-16. В России было приобретено 36 Су-27СК, 40 учебно-боевых Су-27УБК и 76 Су-30МКК. В самом Китае произведено по лицензии 105 J-11А (копия Су-27СК), а затем начато безлицензионное производство J-11В и его учебно-боевого варианта J-11BS. Также разворачивается безлицензионное производство J-16 (копия Су-30), который пока поступает в морскую авиацию. Сейчас на вооружении ВВС НОАК 67 Су-30 и до 266 Су-27/J-11 (от 130 до 134 Су-27СК и J-11А, от 33 до 37 Су-27УБК, до 82 J-11В, от 13 до 17 J-11BS), производство J-11B/BS продолжается.Фото: picstopin.comСовременный легкий истребитель ВВС НОАК J-10 создан на базе израильского «Лави» (который в свою очередь проектировался на основе американского F-16), но с использованием российского и китайского оборудования. В настоящее время на вооружении до 265 J-10 (до 190 J-10А, от 40 до 45 учебно-боевых J-10S, 30 J-10 новых модификаций – 18 В, 12 С), производство продолжается.Наиболее массовым самолетом ВВС НОАК долгое время оставался J-7, который изначально был создан как копия МиГ-21 и выпускался в Китае во множестве модификаций. Сейчас на вооружении остается примерно 300 J-7, а более 200 J-7 и JJ-7 выведены из состава боевых частей и находятся на хранении, часть переделывается в боевые БЛА.По уровню развития беспилотной авиации Китай входит в тройку сильнейших стран мира вместе с США и Израилем. Кроме многочисленных разведывательных БЛА созданы ударные «Илонг», WJ-600, «Лицзянь», серия СН. Кроме того, в боевые беспилотники переделываются списываемые истребители J-7 и J-6. Эти машины будут применяться для прорыва ПВО противника (как камикадзе, на которые противник вынужден тратить ЗУР).Первые китайские самолеты ДРЛО созданы на базе транспортного Y-8 (прототип которого – советский Ан-12). Это четыре Y-8T, три KJ-500 и шесть KJ-200 (он же Y-8W). Кроме того, приобретены в России пять KJ-2000, созданных на базе российского А-50, но с китайской РЛС.Самолеты РЭБ созданы на базе того же Y-8, всего их от 20 до 24. Также имеется семь самолетов РЭР Y-9JB/XZ/G.Для обеспечения испытаний баллистических ракет используются два «Боинг-737», три американских же «Лирджет-35» и два «Лирджет-36», пять Ту-154 (еще два на хранении).В качестве заправщиков используется восемь Н-6U (модификация бомбардировщика Н-6) и три советских Ил-78, будет приобретено еще пять.Транспортные и пассажирские (VIP) самолеты – 12 «Боинг-737», 3 А-319, 7 Ту-154 (еще до 3 на хранении), 20 Ил-76, по 5 канадских CRJ-200ER и CRJ-700, 7 CRJ-702, не менее 5 новейших отечественных Y-20, 57 Y-8C, 7 Y-9, до 20 Y-11, 8 Y-12, 61 Y-7 (копия Ан-24, еще 2–6 на хранении), минимум 36 Y-5 (копия Ан-2, еще не менее 4 на хранении). Постепенно списываются Ту-154, Y-5, Y-7, Y-8, приобретаются в России Ил-76, производятся Y-9, в ближайшее время будет начато серийное производство первого китайского тяжелого транспортного самолета Y-20.Значительная часть вертолетов ВС НОАК состоит на вооружении армейской и морской авиации. В ВВС имеется небольшое количество транспортных, пассажирских и спасательных машин: 6–9 французских AS332L, 3 европейских EC225LP, до 35 российских Ми-8 (еще до 6 на хранении) и 12 Ми-17, 17 Z-9В (копия французских SA365), 12–24 Z-8 (копия французских SA321).Основу наземной ПВО ВВС НОАК составляет российская ЗРС большой дальности С-300, которая приобретена Китаем в количестве 25 дивизионов (по 8 ПУ в каждом, по 4 ЗУР на ПУ) в трех модификациях. Это один полк (2 дивизиона) С-300ПМУ (аналог наиболее старой модификации этой ЗРС – С-300ПТ), два полка (по 4 дивизиона) С-300ПМУ1 (С-300ПС), четыре полка (15 дивизионов: 3 полка по 4 дивизиона, 1 полк – 3 дивизиона) С-300ПМУ2 (С-300ПМ). На базе С-300 создана китайская ЗРС HQ-9 (хотя полной копией нашей системы она не является). Сейчас на вооружении имеется не менее 12 дивизионов (по 8 ПУ по 4 ЗУР) этой ЗРС, производство продолжается.К ЗРК средней дальности относится HQ-12 (KS-1A) собственной разработки. На вооружении не менее 20 батарей (по 4–6 ПУ, по 2 ЗУР на каждой). Начались поставки ЗРК HQ-16 (LY-80Е), созданного с использованием технологий российского «Бука». Сейчас имеется не менее 4 дивизионов по 3 батареи в каждом (в батарее – 4 ПУ по 6 ЗУР на ПУ).В целом ВВС НОАК обладают огромной боевой мощью, которая постоянно увеличивается за счет новых боевых самолетов одновременно пяти типов (Н-6Н/М/К, JH-7, J-11B/BS, J-16, J-10).Слабые стороны ВВС НОАК – низкое качество авиационных двигателей, нехватка высокоточного оружия, различных систем для ведения сетецентрической войны, в частности самолетов ДРЛО и РЭБ. Однако эти недостатки ни в коем случае нельзя считать фатальными. Так, китайские силовые установки отличаются от иностранных лишь меньшим ресурсом, однако это может быть компенсировано количеством выпуска. Кроме того, сейчас в КНР развернуты масштабные работы в области двигателестроения. Аналогично дефицит высокоточных боеприпасов компенсируется количеством обычных. Вообще становится понятно, что слишком большое увлечение дорогостоящим ВТО, характерное для западных ВС, оказывается крайне нерентабельным экономически и часто не усиливает, а ослабляет боевые возможности: арсеналы быстро исчерпываются, после чего воевать становится невозможно, а производить новые долго и дорого. С этой точки зрения отставание НОАК по высокоточным боеприпасам может оказаться даже преимуществом, особенно применительно к крупномасштабной классической войне. Нехватка самолетов ДРЛО и РЭБ также будет устранена в обозримом будущем, поскольку командование НОАК уделяет этому большое внимание.Александр Храмчихин,заместитель директора Института политического и военного анализа

27 сентября, 19:01

17 Times Black Twitter Shut Down Trump During The Debate

If Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s goal was to win black voters at Monday night’s debate against Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University, he failed miserably. Trump managed to insult black voters by making blanket statements (like implying all black people live in inner cities), suggesting that stop-and-frisk reduces crime (it actually disproportionately targets black and Hispanic men), and denying that systematic racism is at the root of the “bad things” ― like the inner city violence ― he often referred to. “We have a situation where we have our inner cities, African American, Hispanics, are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot,” Trump said under the guise that he actually cares about addressing violence in cities like Chicago. Fortunately, Black Twitter didn’t buy the dangerous bullshit he was spewing. Not only did the folks on Twitter call him out on the flat out lies he was telling about black Americans, but they also shut him down for his sexism, his “former” birtherism and his all-around bigotry. Black Twitter mercilessly fact checked the former reality TV star and called him out for dodging questions, failing to state his specific plans for solving issues and just being unapologetically childish. They dragged him and it was beautiful. Read some of the best tweets below. Sorry, i missed a couple of tweets. I was busy living in hell and getting shot. #debatenight— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) September 27, 2016 He doesn't address CJ reform. He doesn't address racial profiling...because that isn't what he wants. BE CLEAR. #BlackoutreachatitsFINEST— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) September 27, 2016 Trump answers questions the way I answered essays in college when I didn't study. Lots of words to hide the fact that I knew nothing.— Don Dada. (@KelSamLiz) September 27, 2016 Donald Trump is wrong, HRC is right.Murder in NYC has continued to fall since stop and frisk was ended— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 27, 2016 DEAR DONALD TRUMP NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE LIVE IN INNER CITIES #debatenight— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) September 27, 2016 Clinton: *says something*Trump: PICK ME, PICK ME! LOOK AT ME!!! I'M HERE! LOOK AT ME! I WANNA TALK TOO! #DebateNight— julia craven (@juliacraven) September 27, 2016 Did Trump just turn a question about police shooting black people into a convo about black on black crime like a Twitter troll? #debatenight— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) September 27, 2016 The way Donald cuts off a woman, and tries to correct a black man (the moderator) let's you know the kind of person he is. #DebateNight— X (@XLNB) September 27, 2016 Finally getting to the debate...tell the truth about Trump, @HillaryClinton. He's BEEN racist.#debate2016— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) September 27, 2016 Trump will tell 20 lies before his feet hit the floor in the morning… #Debates2016— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) September 27, 2016 "the RACIST lie that our first black president wasn’t born in the US” #debatenight pic.twitter.com/c0juvTGzNp— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) September 27, 2016 "The African American community has been let down by our politicians" is not an argument for us to vote for you, @realDonaldTrump.— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) September 27, 2016 Women: RT if you have been talked over or condescended to by a dude who ain't that bright. I'm tryna see sum'n. #debatenight— Terryn (@terryntweets) September 27, 2016 Trump reinforced racial profiling, failed to apologize for birtherism & spewed more insults against black America. What else did you expect?— Lilly Workneh (@Lilly_Works) September 27, 2016 Let's not forget how Trump basically said African Americans might as well support him since we're already poor, uneducated, and unemployed — Rei. (@ReiMarie_) September 27, 2016 Donald Trump is outchea LYING LIKE A GOOD PERSIAN RUG. LYING like his hair won't. LYING like concrete. #debatenight— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) September 27, 2016 Dear @realDonaldTrump Don't get it twisted, we DON'T like you. Sincerely, African Americans— Don Draper 2.0 (@TheRealPOBox) September 27, 2016 All the more reason to listen to Shonda: Ok, so now: make sure you are registered to vote. Exercise your right to democracy. Vote. Encourage others to do so.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 27, 2016 Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

27 сентября, 00:47

7 Surefire Ways to Profit Online

Can you write? If so, then you can make big money online. Now, I'm not talking about writing like Shakespeare, Stephen King or James Patterson. I'm not even talking about writing with such perfect grammar that your high school English teacher would smile from ear to ear. Instead, I'm referring to your ability to use simple English to explain a simple process to your readers. Not sure if you can do that? Consider this: If you can give directions to a friend, co-workers, even your kids then you can write a "how to" article. And if you can write a "how to" article, then you can put money in your pocket. Here are seven surefire ways you can turn your content into cash... 1. Create Your Own Products One of the most profitable ways to make money with content is by creating and selling your own information products. This includes reports, ebooks, home study courses and similar products. Now here's the key: You probably won't become rich selling just one ebook. Instead, you'll become wealthy by creating a sales funnel where you sell more products and more expensive products to your existing customers. That means you might start by selling $7 reports to bring customers into your sales funnel, but after that you should be selling them $47 ebooks, $100 courses... and so on. 2. Write Articles to Promote Affiliate Offers The problem with making money by creating your own products is that you're solely in charge of all the customer service calls. You'll need to deal with cranky customers, you'll need to issue refunds, and you'll even have to absorb the costs of chargebacks. The solution? Write articles to promote other people's offers instead. You can find digital affiliate products on sites like Clickbank.com. If you prefer to sell physical products, look to sites like CJ.com. Both of these sites will include the promotional materials you will need. But introducing your list and other communities to synergistic content prior will skyrocket your response. So, what do you do with these articles? Here are three ideas: Post them on your website. Submit them to article directories like Ezinearticles.com, GoArticles.com and ArticleAlley.com. Upload them to social media sites like Squidoo.com and Facebook.com. 3. Become a Ghostwriter If you'd rather sell your services, then you'll want to consider becoming a ghostwriter who creates articles, products and content for other people. You can promote yourself by: Join the WarriorForum.com and list your services under the "Warriors for Hire" section. Plus you can join freelancing sites like Elance.com or GetAFreelancer.com. Finally browse CraigsList.org and/or post your own ads. 4. Use Your Powers of Persuasion If you have a knack for sales and persuasion, then you can make even more money (really good money ;-) by creating sales letters, ads and other sales materials for marketers (both online and offline). In addition to advertising in the three ways mentioned above, you may consider approaching local business owners directly to offer your copywriting services. 5. Start a Membership Site Instead of creating a series of related products to sell, you can create a membership site that you update with content daily, weekly or monthly (depending on your niche). In essence, you're creating an automatic sales funnel, since your customers will get rebilled every month. That means you can spend more time creating content and less time chasing down new customers. 6. IMag Your Way to Profits If you really enjoy writing, then creating an Inbox Magazine is for you. That's because some of the most popular imags are those where the owner write on a regular schedule - for sure weekly, but in some cases more. You can make money with your imag by: Selling advertising space. Offering your own products. Selling affiliate products. Leveraging your traffic to gain other opportunities, such as publicity or even a book deal. 7. Create a Profitable Autoresponder Course Finally, you can make money by creating a multi-part ecourse that's embedded with links to affiliate offers. Then you create a squeeze page to persuade people to join your ecourse and start driving traffic to this page. Once you build your list, you'll make money on autopilot... especially if you load up several months of evergreen messages! You might write a 16-part weight loss ecourse that helps people lose 20 pounds. If you deliver these messages on a weekly basis, that's four months of content. And each message gives you an opportunity to suggest additional solutions (such as weight loss supplements, exercise equipment, low-calorie recipe books and similar). You just discovered seven proven ways to turn your content into cash online. So what's your next step? Start writing! But to make it extra easy, grab your copy of Content Profit Machine right here! Content Profit Machine will SHORTCUT your learning curve and FAST TRACK your income. With CPM you get over 700 pages of fill-in the blank templates, real swipe files, checklists, idea starters, actual open paragraphs, actual closing paragraphs and hundreds of idea starters. You will never be stuck banging your head against your computer again. You get a complete library of EVERTHING you need you to write faster, easier and better than ever before! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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19 сентября, 08:40

Explorers Club Unveils 'Out Of This World' Space Stories Line-Up

The 112-year-old Explorers Club has just announced the line-up for its popular Space Stories program in New York. The 2016 event, called “Out Of This World,” will feature seven spacepresentations on Saturday, October 29. Among the presenters and presentations are Shuttle astronaut and Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo pilot CJ Sturckow; Virgin Galactic [...]

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13 сентября, 07:07

И-«изоляция»: Французы будут строить в Крыму питомник для устриц

Компания из Франции займется строительством питомника для разведения устриц в Крыму, – об этом рассказал глава компании «Крымские морепродукты» Дионисий Севастьянов.

08 сентября, 09:06

Китайские соколы догоняют российских «Стрижей» и «Витязей»

ВВС НОАК могут на равных конкурировать с нашими ВКС и американской авиацией

07 сентября, 15:43

Is The American Public Ready For Single-Payer National Health Insurance?

We are not Europe. We are not Canada. We are America. This is not a single pay country. (1) This has been the uncompromising view of Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), who as chairman of the key Senate Finance Committee in 2008 and 2009 played a leading role in shaping the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As described in my 2010 book, Hijacked: The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform, he and his committee kept a single-payer option off the table, and even called the police to arrest eight activists who showed up for a hearing before his committee on health care options. (2) Elizabeth Fowler, a former health insurance industry insider as vice president for public policy for WellPoint, was the lead author of the Senate Finance Committee bill that made sure that the industry would be well served by the legislation. (3) Conservative politicians, including both Republicans and many Democrats, have long been wary of a single-payer public financing system for national health insurance (NHI). They go out of their way to denigrate the Canadian system, even though it is extremely popular in Canada since its enactment in the 1970s, is tied to a private delivery system, and is more efficient and less bureaucratic with better outcomes than our far more expensive system. They tell us that a public financing system would be un-American and antithetical to American values, while overlooking the strengths of traditional Medicare and the Veterans Administration. Their opposition to NHI, of course, is enabled and perpetuated by extensive lobbying and campaign donations by the insurance industry. These erroneous assertions by conservatives about public opinion concerning health care financing are entirely discredited by national polls over many years, virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Three of four Americans supported NHI during the 1940s (4) Since then, a majority of respondents to many national surveys have supported NHI. A 2009 CBS/New York Times poll found that 59 percent of respondents supported NHI. (5) A 2015 Gallup poll found that satisfaction of enrollees is highest in publicly financed health insurance programs (78 percent for the VA, 77 percent for traditional Medicare, and 75 percent for Medicaid), compared to 69 percent for employer-sponsored private coverage and 65 percent for individually purchased private plans. (6) After seven years with the Romney health care reform plan in Massachusetts, upon which the ACA was based, 72 percent of respondents to a survey prefer NHI to that plan. (7) A 2015 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 84 percent of respondents support Medicare negotiating discounted prices for prescription drugs. (8) The U. S. society is in the midst of major political, demographic and cultural change. Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, historian, philosopher and political activist, brings us this perspective of these changes: There can be no denying that the United States is undergoing a serious ideological and political realignment due to its rapid transformation into a society characterized by an immense gap between rich and poor, unprecedented economic insecurity and growing poverty, the abandonment of public investments in public infrastructure and an overall decline in the standard of living.. . . The [November 2016] elections are quite significant, whatever the outcome, in revealing the growing discontent and anger about the impact of neoliberal programs of the past generation, which, as elsewhere quite generally, have had a harsh impact on the mass of the population while undermining functioning democracy and enriching and empowering a tiny minority, largely in financial industries that have a dubious, if not harmful, role in the economy. . . . The tendencies have been clear for some time, but, in this election, the party establishments have lost control for the first time. . . . It is rather striking, for example, to see how easily the Democratic Party almost openly abandons the white working class, which drifts into the hands of their most bitter enemy, the leadership and power base of the Republican Party. (9) Health care is primarily not a left-right issue, as a December 2015 national Kaiser public opinion poll found--58 percent of adults in the U. S. supported NHI (Medicare for All), including 81 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of Independents, and 30 percent of Republicans. (10) Since we all depend on access to affordable health care on many occasions, it should not be a partisan issue. Having a large risk pool--all 320 million of us--will benefit the common good most effectively and at lowest cost to us as patients and taxpayers. All of us will need affordable access to care at various points along our journeys in life. Instead of a left-right issue, health care reform has become a top-down issue--corporate profits and oligarchy vs. democracy and the public interest. So far, democracy is losing, and the pendulum will have to swing back to best meet the needs of all Americans. Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California Berkeley who was secretary of labor in the Bill Clinton administration and served in two previous administrations, sums up our current choice for the future of health care this way: The real choice in the future is either a hugely expensive for-profit oligopoly with the market power to charge high prices even to healthy people and stop insuring sick people. Or else a government-run single-payer system--such as in place in almost every other advanced economy--dedicated to lower premiums and better care for everyone. We're going to have to choose eventually. (11) John Geyman, M.D. is the author of The Human Face of ObamaCare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next and How Obamacare is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans visit: http://www.johngeymanmd.org References: 1. Baucus, M. As quoted in an interview with Karen Tumulty from Time Magazine in a Health Care Reform Newsmaker Series, March 3, 2009. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2. Robbins, K. Baucus 8 update: Single payer in the news. Healthcare-NOW! May 7, 2009. 3. Conner, K. Chief health aide to Baucus is former WellPoint executive. Eyes on the Ties Blog, September 1, 2009. 4. Steinmo, S, Watts, J. It's the institutions, stupid! Why comprehensive national health insurance always fails in America. J Health Politics, Policy and Law 20: 329, 1995. 5. Public opinion polling on single payer: Americans (still) support it! Everybody In! Healthcare NOW!'s Quarterly Newsletter on the Single-Payer Healthcare Justice Movement, 10, Spring 2016. 6. Saluja, J, Zallman, L, Nardin, R et al. Support for National Health Insurance seven years into Massachusetts healthcare reform: Views on populations targeted by the reform. Intl J Health Services. OnlineFirst--November 3, 2015. 7. Gumpert, K. Americans want Medicare to help negotiate down drug prices--poll. Reuters, July 17, 2015. 8. Polychroniou, CJ. Is the U. S. ready for socialism? An interview with Noam Chomsky. Truth-out, May 18, 2016. 9. Ibid # 6. 10. Reich, R. Why a single-payer healthcare system is inevitable. Common Dreams, August 22, 2016. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

03 сентября, 13:48

10 Classic Pickups That Deserve to Be Restored

Long consigned to decades of hard labor, pickup trucks are starting to catch on in the collector market. Here are 10 that deserve to be better known.

31 августа, 05:55

Палубный J-20: дальний перехватчик и «убийца морской ПВО». Новый сюрприз для американцев от «Chengdu»

Ускоряющаяся милитаризация Южно-Китайского и Восточно-Китайского морей флотам США, Японии и Вьетнама, а также резко обострившаяся глобальная военно-стратегическая обстановка во всём Индо-Азиатско-Тихоокеанском регионе подталкивает китайскую оборонку к незамедлительным действиям, дающим весомый асимметричный ответ на всестороннюю блокаду Поднебесной и её обоснованных региональных амбиций.

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30 августа, 00:00

I'm a Young Black Man and I Support Donald Trump

CJ Pearson, Time'The future and stability of America are far more important than ego and party'

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25 августа, 00:57

Casey, Warner assume new EVP roles at Tesoro

Keith Casey has been appointed Tesoro Corp. executive vice-president, marketing and commercial, while CJ Warner has been named executive vice-president, operations.

19 августа, 20:54

All Solutions for Medical Cannabis Point to Congress

Today over 300 million Americans live in states with medical cannabis laws, and over 2 million individuals are legally using medical cannabis under these state programs. However, all of these patients and programs are in violation of federal laws. Over the past few years, most federal interference has come to halt (more than $500,000,000 dollars of anti-medical cannabis federal enforcement later) due to the the passage of the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis amendment to the CJS appropriations bill in 2014 and 2015 which prohibits federal interference with state medical cannabis programs as well as the August 2013 Department of Justice memo that made clear that state legal medical marijuana is not a top priority for federal enforcement. Over the last week the nation has turned its attention once again to the federal battle between the states and federal government as it relates to medical cannabis, and all solutions require action by Congress. On August 10th the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced they rejected a petition to remove cannabis from the most restrictive Schedule 1 category, stating that the decision was based heavily on the FDA's determination if marijuana is “a safe and effective medicine.” That same day, the DEA issued two other memos, one announced they would be licensing additional entities to grow cannabis for research studies, the second gave guidance to the industrial hemp industry. The announcements from the DEA may have been a mixed bag, but on August 16th, the federal 9th Circuit, by a three-judge panel, issued an opinion that was a major victory. In the opinion of U.S. vs. McIntosh, written by 9th Circuit Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, the court held that the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment prohibits the federal prosecution of conduct that is allowed by state medical cannabis law. On August 30th, 2016 Americans for Safe Access (ASA) will be issuing a full report on the DEA’s rescheduling response, but in our initial review we can see that the DEA cherry picked the data.  Specifically, they focused on outdated information from last century, animal research, surveys, misinterpreted several studies reporting non-serious adverse events, and disregarded dozens of clinical trials that did not fit into their political agenda for regulating medicine. The decision has sparked outrage and calls of DEA hypocrisy from the medical cannabis movement. When we compared studies used by the DEA to make their determination to the research when we conducted our own independent 8-Factor Analysis, we found that less that 1% of the studies the DEA cited were clinical research. Instead, they relied heavily on surveys (33% of their citations), and almost completely ignored available studies on safety. On the positive side, it looks like everyone agrees we can put the Gateway Theory to rest. In an interview with NPR, DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg said "This decision isn't based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine," he said, "and it's not." The DEA’s response simply stated that cannabis does not fit with current federal regulations for a FDA approved drug. So what the DEA Report really reveals is that their position on medical cannabis is NOT based on cannabis’ medicinal value but rather on how they define “Medicine.” The process that the DEA and FDA went through for cannabis was actually designed for prescription drugs. This unworkable process for botanical medicine such as cannabis has led 42 States to create their own definitions of medicine and distribution (be it very different from state to state). The medical cannabis movement is not just activists protesting outside doors. We have created safety protocols and standards for both products and employees, product safety standards and new methodologies for testing these standards, labeling requirements, advertising requirements, disease profiles for recommendations, purchasing limits, and consumer and medical professional education. In this process we have created a new definition about medicine and how to distribute it in a safe and regulated manner. After 20 years of experimentation, the new definition of medicine created by the states includes cannabis as well as robust regulations that address public health and safety issues such as diversion for non-medical use and product safety protocols. Studies on these programs have shown little to no negative impact, and in some areas, positive effects on public health outcomes. In 2014, an article from the Journal of American Medicine found that “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.” Recently the National Bureau of Economic Research reported “Our findings suggest that providing broader access to medical marijuana may have the potential benefit of reducing abuse of highly addictive painkillers.” State programs have also reduced the need for prescription drugs while providing cost-savings for taxpayers. A recent study from the University of Georgia found Medicare experienced a savings of $165.2 million on prescription drugs across 17 states and the District of Columbia with medical cannabis laws in 2013. Savings would have reached $468 million if all states had medical cannabis programs. Saving money while saving lives, who can’t get behind that? Yet while the state programs are providing wellness to patients and alleviating federal health care costs, the thin layer of Congressional protection for these programs may be in jeopardy... The McIntosh ruling protecting those obeying state medical cannabis laws was made possible by the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment to appropriations bill that funds the Department of Justice. That means the protection must be renewed annually before the fiscal year ends on September 30th. While the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the amendment back in May by a vote of 21-8, the House has not voted on the amendment yet this year. Worse still, rules issued in June by House leadership have limited amendments to appropriations bills this year, which may block the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment from ever having a vote this year. If House leadership prevents the vote, there's still a small chance it could make it into the final bill, but it will be a long shot. Senate Appropriations Ranking Member Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who sponsored the Senate version of the amendment, could potentially negotiate it into the final bill. She successfully negotiated it into the final bill back in 2014 without a Senate vote on the amendment, but it will be more difficult for her to do so this year now that opponents like House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-TX) have seen how the amendment works in federal court. If the amendment isn't in the final bill, that would allow federal prosecutions to resume. And if Donald Trump wins in November, there is a strong chance that a medical cannabis opponent like Chris Christie or Rudy Giuliani will be our next U.S. Attorney General. Think about that for a moment. In 2015, through a bipartisan effort, the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S. 683, H.R. 1538) was introduced to resolve the state-federal conflict over medical cannabis.  The bills are currently stuck in their respective committees awaiting a vote. If Congress passes the CARERS Act, state programs would no longer be in conflict with federal law. Furthermore, federal agencies could better study and inform programs, such as the EPA creating safe pesticide lists or the National Institute of Health studying cannabis as a tool to fight the nation’s opiate crisis. For millions of Americans medical cannabis is legal under their state law, it is time for the federal government to show leadership and support for the 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam that are creating medical cannabis programs to address the needs of their residents. Contact your Congressional representatives today to help end this madness and move the national dialogue forward! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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18 августа, 06:56

Кинотеатры стремятся привлечь новых зрителей с помощью нового формата 4DX

Кинотеатры в наши дни вынуждены постоянно искать новые способы привлечения публики. И это вполне объяснимо: интернет, телевидение и компании, предлагающие потоковое видео, угрожают их бизнесу как никогда прежде.

17 октября 2013, 00:13

Цирк ушел на каникулы...

...но обещал вернуться... Лидеры сената США смогли достигнуть соглашения по возобновлению работы правительства и отвести угрозу дефолта, передает Financial Times. ... Сенаторы согласовали план, по которому лимит госдолга будет повышен до 7 февраля, госведомства будут финансироваться до 15 января, а к 13 декабря законодатели должны договориться о сокращении бюджетного дефицита.http://www.vedomosti.ru/finance/news/17581821/senatory-praktcheski-soglasovali-plan#ixzz2hupntMR2 Пока они не проголосуют в Палате представителей, торопиться не стоит, но по всем заявлением решение принято... по традиции... в "последний" день. Конкретных параметров пока нет, но республиканцы в итоге отступили. Ставки по месячным векселям резко скорректировались, если вчера рыночные ставки долетели до 0.32% годовых, то сегодня они 0.15%, а размещение векселей прошло по медианной ставке 0.19% годовых с хорошим спросом (Bid-to-Cover Ratio: 4.33, хотя и объем размещения был скромный - всего $20 млрд). Как оказалось, их взлет перед этим был обусловлен сбросом бумаг со стороны Fidelity Investments и JPMorgan, от покупок краткосрочных векселей отказался и Citigroup, решили перестраховаться. Баффет,в очередной раз, назвал происходящее идиотизмом, рынок за этим идиотизмом наблюдал с завидным спокойствием: "чем бы дитя не тешилось...". Fitch на всякий случай поставили рейтинг США на пересмотр с понижением. Пресса билась в истерии вокруг "17-е октября все ближе - дефолт все ближе", хотя никакого дефолта 17-го быть не могло (если сам Минфин его не сделает)... и 18-го и ... немного раньше все даты раскладывал и нет смысла повторяться, на 15 октября у Минфина было $39 млрд и до 23 октября он бы вполне протянул, возможно, даже без сокращения расходов. После утверждения решения (если оно будет принято) демократы и республиканцы должны создать комиссию, которая будет обсуждать вопрос и к середине декабря должны решить бюджетный вопрос, подобный опыт в 2011 году привел к тому, что долго решали и ничего не решили, в итоге вступил в силу автоматический секвестр бюджета... так что возвращение цирка к декабрю-январю очень и очень вероятно. P.S.: ФРС предстоит усиленно думать над решениями, особенно если цирк вернется к декабрю-январю.