Marijuana in the service of the Tajik economy
How Tajik journalists propose to fill the country's budget
Everyone earns as he can. This indisputable truth was suggested by Tajik journalists to check in practice. They drew attention to tons of marijuana, which is seized by drug police while trying to smuggle specific goods across the Afghan-Tajik border by couriers. They looked at hemp, they looked, and Tajik journalists suddenly felt uneasy. Well this is how much good disappears in the fires, which are arranged by the very same drug police of Tajikistan! And so that the "good" did not disappear, several representatives of the writing press took the initiative: not to destroy marijuana, but to earn money on it. How? - our reader will ask. Elementary! - Tadjik newspaper replied.
They offer local authorities to export marijuana to countries in the world where it is not prohibited by law. In the Netherlands, for example ... And what, Tajik journalists thought: after all, what kind of business can you build on marijuana alone! If we consider that every year the drug police of the Republic of Tajikistan annually seizes at least 5 tons of cannabis in the country, then those who want to receive income on such volumes will have their eyes rounded by themselves. Well, you can “gut” the drug couriers, take the marijuana, pack it in a container labeled “Maid in Tojquistone” and distill in the direction of some Rotterdam. And there already receive a money, which is allowed solely on the development of the Tajik economy and the fight against drug addiction and drug mafia ...
But Tajik journalists have not yet agreed. After all, in addition to marijuana, you can engage in the gop-stop of couriers with opium products. And this, you know, even more income in a modest Tajik budget ... True, there is a catch here. With the legal supply of heroin to third countries will be more difficult. Although, who knows ... Here, after all, it happens that there is only one step from illegality to legality ...
But the proposals of the journalists of Tajikistan did not find support among the authorities. Ehhh! - representatives of the Tajik press shake their heads: we wanted the best, but they ...
But here Tajik journalists need to be told in confidence: why did they think that they were the first in Tajikistan who came up with the idea of selling drugs in third countries? Among the representatives of the gallant fighters against drug trafficking, too, people are savvy. They also want to eat. The budget is budget, and families are big, most often large families ... They can burn a couple of kilograms with beautiful fireworks, and the rest - in the business ... And then, you know, some kind of press for a profitable business anyway pretends. Invented here, you see, a bicycle ...
Estonian military know-how
How Estonia continues to break with the Soviet "occupation"
Finally! Over with the hated occupying past in Estonia. The Estonian military cut off the last two reminders of how a forged Soviet boot trampled on the fertile lands of the Estonian Republic striving for freedom. They turned off two pretty battered Soviet-made radars, which covered the sun of freedom and independence for progressive Estonian politicians.
This truly epochal event is reported not by anyone with anything, but by the Ministry of Defense itself (yes, there is one in Estonia).
Initially, they wanted to earn extra money in the early mode on Soviet radars: send them to the nearest black and non-ferrous scrap reception center. But then, after clarifying the cost of a kilogram of vtorchermet in this market and immediately before the control weighing procedure, they decided that the fucking occupying equipment could not even help in replenishing the Estonian budget. Then they began to puzzle over how you can earn money on it. If Estonians had heard about the promise of Tajik journalists, they could offer them booths on wheels as vehicles for transporting cannabis to the European Union, but apparently they did not hear the message, and therefore decided to go their own way.
They chose the following path: they decided to put one radar in the museum, and the second, as a symbol of occupation, on the territory of the military base in Emari. Like, let freedom-loving citizens pay money at the entrance to the museum to view the occupying equipment, and Estonian soldiers, passing by the Soviet radar station, kick it with their freedom-loving NATO boot, revenging for the years of hopeless oppression of the Estonian people. In general, the Estonian authorities won the Soviet technique! One had only to want ...
In addition to reports on the victory over the Soviet radar, the Estonian Ministry of Defense announced that it would take the path of supporting the manufacturer of its own military equipment. For this official Tallinn is going to allocate as much 300 million euros. According to the representative of the Ministry of Defense of the country, the money should go to the development of military know-how of the Estonian sample. What is this know-how?
Perhaps you thought that Estonian companies would start producing multi-layer chain mail or horned nano-helmets, where a receiver is mounted in one of the horns, and a radio signal transmitter in the other. But no! Estonian companies will issue their own Drones. The engineers of one of the enterprises have already announced that they have designed the Helix-4 UAV, which is literally crammed with controlled electronics, and you can connect to its video cameras from anywhere in the world.
It is strange that the creators of the drone did not think to remember about the hacker attack on Estonia of the 2007 sample. After all, if it will be possible to connect the drone video cameras from anywhere in the world via Internet channels, then it turns out that the Estonians produce their UAVs exclusively for hacker teams. But then they shouldn’t be surprised why this drone hovered at the window of Mr. Ilves’s presidential residence and actively removes how the president destroys the ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet in a naval battle on a piece of paper. And let them not wonder why their drone stubbornly stubbornly does not want to patrol the Russian-Estonian border, but instead removes Estonian-American teachings and puts videos on “Youtube” ...
A gift for Evgenia Vasilyeva for International Women's Day
As Mrs. Vasilyev ringed
On the eve of International Women's Day, the gift of one of its “charges” was made by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service. A gift on behalf of the FSIN was awarded to Evgeny Vasilyeva, who continues to “languish” under house arrest, waiting for the investigating authorities to collect new tons of evidence and evidence regarding the “Oboronservice” case. The former head of this company received a bracelet from the representatives of the Federal Penal Service. But it is not a garnet or even a pearl one at all, but an electronic bracelet that will allow the competent authorities to follow the movements of the criminal fig.
Representatives of the Federal Penitentiary Service on their official website published a comment that such a bracelet is not afraid of exposure to moisture, and you can even go to the bath ... It is strange that they did not publish an addition to the comment that you can go with the bracelet not only to the bath, but also trips to tropical seas or the misty shores of the western European islands ...
They made a gift, they wanted to please Mrs. Vasilyev before the holiday, but she, you see, was still dissatisfied. Says: that it is you who instead of my gold and coral bracelets you slip ... Turn the brillians back better ... However, the representatives of the FSIN answered that the bracelet they brought with them and put on her leg was perfect for her body and eyes. .
To put on something put on, and here's how the poor thing to continue to be? You don’t have to put on new tights, or narrow leather boots, or even go to a tanning bed: a ring of unburned skin on your leg will remain - how does it seem? But the FSIN seems to be hinting: it’s not time for tanning, but instead of leather leather boots, you can wear voluminous felt boots - everything will be warmer ... First, felt boots, then vatnichek with a number ... In general, they fantasize as they can ...
Returning from fantasy to reality, it should be noted: the other day it became known that the real estate inside which the former head of Oboronservis languishes is not the only one belonging to her. Investigators seized two St. Petersburg apartments, a house in the Leningrad Region, and another 600 square of non-residential square in the very center of Moscow. All these “modest huts”, like the apartment in Molochny Pereulok, are decorated for Yevgeny Nikolaevna, and, according to her father, were bought solely for his honestly earned money and exclusively out of unprecedented paternal love for his daughter ... And here, you understand, already ringed, almost strapped ...
"Thanks for the bread you will not smear" is now banned
How Russia proposes to fight corruption
4 in March The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation published on its website remarkable material, which is entitled as Review of recommendations on the implementation of a set of organizational, explanatory and other measures to prevent officials from behaving, which may be perceived by others as a promise to give a bribe or a proposal to give a bribe or as consent to accept a bribe or as a request to give a bribe.
"We agree." © Diliago / Ridus.ru
The remarkable feature of this document is that specialists from the Ministry of Labor offer a whole range of measures to combat corruption in Russia. One of the segments of such a complex are recommendations for conducting special seminars and trainings at which officials will be taught how to behave so as not to turn into a terry bribe taker. In particular, officials are invited to exclude from their speech expressions that may be perceived by the interlocutor ambiguously as hints that they (those very persons) are extorting something.
In order to completely eliminate any ambiguity, the Ministry of Labor cites a list of expressions that chiefs of various levels should avoid in their speech. We give this list and we:
- “the issue is difficult to solve, but possible”;
- “thanks to the bread you will not smear”;
- “we need more compelling arguments”;
- “need to discuss the parameters”;
- “well, what shall we do?”
At the seminar, officials and supervisors are awaiting a course that is dedicated to information about how it is not good to constantly take gifts from subordinates, even if the price of these gifts is less than 3000 rubles. In addition, officials are ready to explain that for receiving, giving a bribe, as well as an attempt to receive and an attempt to give a bribe, you can be pleased with the bars.
Perhaps, the Ministry of Labor will allocate several hours for individual and intergroup classes at the indicated course. For example, a listener Ivanov and a listener Petrov (both officials) are called to the blackboard, and one of them tries to push his corrupt idea by saying: “Well, Ivan Ivanovich, in order for your company to win the bid for the construction project, you need more compelling arguments. " Immediately behind Peter Petrovich, who uttered this phrase, a red light comes on, and the teacher of the anti-corruption course draws in the magazine “Unsatisfied”. And if Petr Petrovich also says to the teacher: “Maybe we can agree?”, Then people in uniform enter the hall and send an official to take cessation-based occupational therapy sessions.
Judging by the information published the other day, the rector of the State University of Management Mr. Kozbanenko refused to attend training sessions. Or, if not refused, then, therefore, at seminars of the Ministry of Labor, he studied carelessly. Well, in vain ... This gentleman fell on the very first practice. Representatives of the investigation said that Viktor Kozbanenko extorted 7 million rubles from the head of one of the firms providing cleaning services. The rector wished to receive this money for granting the right to clean up the territories of the GUU to this particular firm and no other. As a result, the money was provided to Viktor Kozbanenko, but after the operatives had rewritten the numbers of all the banknotes.
The exam for the rector was a failure: a bag of money was in Moscow snow, and next to the bag was Viktor Anatolyevich Kozbanenko, doctor of law, who tried to explain that he borrowed money from a friend ... It is said that the snow was stamped with the face of the winner of the Prize of Russia Government and the honorable the employee of higher vocational education was decided to use at the trainings of the Ministry of Labor for clarity of the consequences of using the words “thank you for bread you will not smear” ...
Return of the Hero
Saving military reform is in full swing
A truly unique event happened last week at the Ministry of Defense of the country. The uniqueness is due to the fact that Hero of Russia, holder of numerous orders of the Russian Federation, General of the Army 63-year-old Nikolai Makarov returned to the main military department. From now on, Nikolai Egorovich, who at one time stood guard over reform ideas, was the main ideological supporter of the retired minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his reform direction, will hold the post of advisor to the defense minister Sergei Shoigu. At the same time, the order of appointment was not even signed by Shoigu himself, but by the State Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Pankov. And signed about a month ago. At least, this is how information is presented by Russian news agencies.
News literally inspired the Russian public. With joy, people began to take to the streets with the words: “Thank God, the savior of reform has returned!” Representatives of the army and fleet in a single outburst with a twinkle of sincere joy in my eyes I heard the news that Nikolai Makarov was back in service, again aimed at polishing reformist successes. After all, everyone knew that without Nikolai Yegorovich, reform was in danger. And without his advice, the current Minister of Defense can do things ... But now he certainly won’t do it ...
After it became known about the new post of General of the Army Nikolai Makarov, the people began to express their aspirations: and maybe return to the Ministry of Defense all the "witnesses", "defendants" and other gentlemen? .. After all, it is possible for Anatoly Eduardovich to find in the Ministry of Defense the place, for Evgenia Vasilyeva, and for everyone, everyone, everyone who, with his unparalleled work, worked for the benefit of the Russian Armed Forces, but by the will of the lack of professionalism of the investigating authorities and the insanely deceitful publications of detractors turned out to be unfairly branded. They will still serve Mother Russia! Served once - will serve and more ... More and more!
Part II. "Well! In this case, we will continue the conversation about love in the director's office! ”
On the night of March 6, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died. The reaction of the world media to this sad event consisted of condolences, hypotheses about what will happen to the country after the death of the Bolivarian leader, whether new elections will affect international cooperation and previously concluded contracts, as well as assumptions about which of the two likely candidates for the presidency — Maduro and Capriles Radonsky — is more popular in the homeland.
The grief of the people who have lost their leader is great. Newspapers all over the world (very different: left and right, conservative, liberal, English-speaking, and Cyrillic) wrote about farewell and prayers, about sorrow and sobs, that Chavez was loved by millions and millions. Supporters of the late Hugo took to the Venezuelan streets with posters: "Chavez is our president." They could not accept the fact that he was gone. More recently, when Comandante was in a Cuban hospital, the former president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, said: “President Hugo Chavez will never die, because he is immortal!”
Comandante is truly immortal. He will never be forgotten by those people whom he pulled out of poverty, and - with the right upbringing - the children of these people will not forget. During the years of Comrade Chavez’s rule, the unemployment rate in the country fell from 14,5% to 8,0%, and the proportion of the poorest population fell from 47,0% to 27,2%.
Speaking at the Moscow military hospital, where the life left "Frantic", Vice President Nicolas Maduro сказал: “Comandante, wherever you are, thank you. Thanks a thousand times from this people that you have protected, which you have loved and which have never let you down. We will be worthy sons of this great man, what he was and will remain in our memory forever. ”
Bolivian President Evo Morales said: “I am shocked by the news of the death of my friend. In Bolivia, declared a national mourning. Throughout Venezuela, I wish courage and strength in this difficult moment. I think the best tribute to the memory of Chavez will be the continuation of work in the cause of the unity of nations. ”
Mr. Capriles, oppositionist and opponent of Chávez in the last election, I did not recall past disagreements: “President Hugo Chávez and I were opponents, but we were never enemies. I would like to express now respect for him and solidarity with all Venezuelans without exception. We understand the pain of the family of the late President and people throughout the country and express our condolences to them. We had differences, everyone knows about it, but now is not the time to talk about what separates us. ”
In a telegram from Vladimir Putin sent to the Venezuelan authorities, было отменено: “It was an extraordinary and strong man who looked into the future and always set the highest bar for himself.”
Dmitry Medvedev saidthat "the whole life of Chávez is an example of the selfless service to the Venezuelan people, the struggle for justice and equality."
Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin call the premature demise of the tragedy commander for the whole world: “I believe that Hugo Chavez was the greatest political figure for his country, Latin America as a whole and for the whole world. And, of course, he played a very important role in the development of relations between Venezuela and Russia. Therefore, we especially grieve. ”
Condolences to the Venezuelan people expressed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “As president of Venezuela, Chavez made a huge contribution to the development of his country. I also want to express my deepest condolences to the family, people and government of Venezuela in connection with the loss of the head of state. ”
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko acted with a special address: “Sad heart pierced our hearts — a close, reliable friend, our brother, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frias, passed away ... , freed from the political and economic oppression of foreign powers. President Chavez confidently led his native country to freedom and happiness with a strong, firm hand. He was and, I am sure, will forever remain for millions of people the true father of the Venezuelan nation, the protector of the poor, the deprived and oppressed, the beacon of hope and the pillar of democracy in the South American continent. ”
British newspaper "The Guardian" recalls about the social programs of the Comandante, which made him the most popular politician in the country, and perhaps in all of Latin America: “The fact remains: Chavez was adored by millions. The slum dwellers felt: he was on their side, he understood their problems. Chavez won free, if not always fair elections, generously distributed money for new hospitals, literacy courses and social programs, reduced poverty, strengthened the position of local councils, opposed George Bush on the Iraq war, supported local pride and confidence in himself throughout Latin America, and did it all charismatically and talented. "
Quite differently, those media outlets responded to the death of comrade Chávez, who became famous for their devotion to the ideas of liberalism and world democracy.
In the English "The Financial Times" instead of condolences появились the following lines: “… At home, Chavez's style of government became more and more impulsive and authoritarian. He subjugated institutions such as the Supreme Court, the army, parliament and the Central Bank. Concentrating more and more power in his hands, Chavez seems to have lost himself, philosophically speaking. <…> Incompetence, inefficiency and corruption have undermined public support for Chavez more than any imperialist conspiracy could have done. "
In The New York Times, Chavez wrote: “He was determined to retain his power and expand his powers. He was obsessed with changes to the laws and other regulations of Venezuela in order to secure an indefinite number of re-elections and become, in essence, a caudillo ... "
Probably gaining inspiration from these mouthpieces of imperialism, expressed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: "At this crucial moment, I express the hope that the people of Venezuela can now begin building a brighter future based on the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights."
But the most heartless, almost insulting was the reaction that came from the bastion of world democracy, human rights and all kinds of freedoms - the United States. From where the bright future has long been built.
The President of the United States — despite the fact that K. Keenan, a speechwriter who writes speeches and appeals to him, worked at a funeral and other mournful activities before joining the White House — he did not even bother to express condolences. AT statement He confined himself to a demagogic mention of the topic of human rights: “At this difficult time after the death of President Hugo Chávez, the US reaffirms its support for the people of Venezuela and their interest in developing constructive relations with the government of Venezuela. Now that Venezuela is starting a new chapter of its own stories"The United States continues to be committed to supporting democratic principles, respect for the law, and human rights."
Stale presidential line in their comments was developed by the American rulers of thoughts and voices. US Congressmen enthusiastically greeted the news of the death of "Furious." In their reaction, something flashed in common with the happy exclamation “wow”, which H. Clinton published upon learning of the murder of Gaddafi.
“Chavez was a tyrant who forced Venezuelans to live in fear ... So much the better, good riddance! Now, US relations with this country have become possible ", - said the head of the international committee of the House of Representatives of the United States Republican Ed Royce. Republican Ileana Ros-Letinen, the former head of this committee, noted that after the death of Chavez, Venezuelans "had hope for a new era of freedom and democracy." “It always happens with tyrants,” another Republican, Tom Cotton, supported her.
We will not judge these bullies from Congress. History will tell them their place. Finish the episode in words Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul: “Chavez left behind a revolutionary people. There is no way back. There is no death if a person has adequately fulfilled what he was meant to do in life. ”
Short life of Maxim Kuzmin
About Advanced Forensic Medical Examination
This week it became known about the statement of Mark Donaldson, sheriff of Ector County, Texas. This man allegedly stated that the three-year-old Maxim Kuzmin, adopted by the Shatto family, died in an accident. According to the autopsy examination, the cause of death was the internal rupture of the artery, resulting from a blunt injury. It has been reported that expertise established: The boy has injured himself.
The bruises found on the boy's body were also somehow obtained by him without the participation of outsiders. Finally, no traces of drugs were found in the child’s body.
Accordingly, there is no reason to institute a criminal case. No one is to blame, except for the child himself, who mutilated himself with a "stupid object." The usual thing: three-year-old children, as you know, constantly take different objects and then maim, then kill themselves. It is not clear how humanity inhabited the planet and crossed for the seven billion milestone.
The Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, Pavel Astakhov, tweeted: “The bruises disappeared, the medicines were gone, the adoptive parents were acquitted, the authorities refused the claims, the three-year-old boy became a victim of big politics.”
Later, the Texas police clarified: the boy did not inflict injuries to himself. Talking to 6 March with ITAR-TASS correspondent, Mark Donaldson сообщилthat, as it seems to him, the injury that “caused the rupture of the artery, was not inflicted on itself.” Donaldson did not mean bruises, but "only this one injury."
The sheriff does not question the findings of a forensic medical examination. According to the results of the autopsy, the child suffered from a "behavior disorder" and was engaged in self-mutilation. Donaldson admits that this self-wrecking agent "has fallen somewhere." “And this is not a self-inflicted injury. This is an accident. ” However, the sheriff also admits that the child could jump from a height from somewhere, moreover, he probably “did it intentionally”.
The case is clear that the case is dark - as always, when the investigation is conducted in the USA and concerns adopted Russian children. The American has nothing to do with it, the children are to blame themselves. Russian mucosists with blunt objects in their hands ...
Recently, a resident of Smyrna, Tennessee, 25-year-old Samantha Harper, were brought murder charges. This woman in August 2012 left her two children in a locked car. She herself went home to sleep, and when she slept, both babies died - because the car inside was heated to 38 degrees.
Two-year-old girl Savannah and three-year-old boy Daniel were American children.
But in the case of the baby Dima Yakovlev, who died in July 2008, also in a closed car in the heat of 32 degrees (foster father Miles Harrison left him at GMC Yukon on 9 hours) the court sided with the “parent”: Harrison was fully justified. I forgot to bring the child to kindergarten, and that's all. It happens to everyone. Not the Fed robbed and did not encroach on the president, in fact.
In investigating the death of Maxim Kuzmin, one detail is interesting, namely, the method used by the US forensic medical examination, which is based, undoubtedly, on scientific innovations. The American pathologist, having opened the body, with the help of advanced Western science, easily proved that the child suffered from "behavior disorder."
Amazing - next. It seems to us, the townsfolk, that scientists usually make such conclusions when dealing with a living object, and not with a dead one. In addition, our stupid brain relentlessly drills the idea that pathologists, as a rule, do not study behavioral reactions and are occupied with far more sad questions.
Another thing is psychiatrists or psychologists. Just their task - to put different entertaining diagnoses of living kids, as well as their parents. Are these specialists in the US in short supply? Oh no, there are more than enough representatives of these professions - even more than lawyers.
It is possible that, as a juggler pulls a rabbit out of a cylinder, the American pathologist will take out a psychology diploma from his jacket.
Epidemic of violence: who is ahead of the rest?
Hundreds of thousands and millions
India is talking about a whole wave of violence. The strong half of humanity grabs half of the weak and rapes. Men and boys grab women, girls and girls everywhere they see them — in schools, on the streets, on buses, on country roads — they are beaten and brought down to the ground or tied to a tree. Then they get their five minutes of pleasure in turn, and the victim, who was abused with half a dozen drunk Indians, dies in the hospital. Or it is drowned in a well.
Recently, a seven-year-old girl was raped in Delhi - right in a public school. Indifferent and stupid policemen so opposed the citizens of this country that people gathered for a spontaneous demonstration, threw stones at them. This little girl will live, but here are three sisters (from six to eleven years old) from the state of Maharashtra were thrown rapists in the well and found there only two days later. This happened in February.
A loud affair was also the group rape of 16 in December 2012, when six villains in the bus beat 23-year-old student Jioti Singh Pandi and her companion with steel rods. The chauffeur also participated in the hourly orgy that followed the beating. Then the guy and the girl threw on the road, and the bus drove along the route further. 29 december girl passed away. All rapists, except for one minor, now face the death penalty. Think they consider themselves to be guilty? Not.
By rape india course takes one of the first places in the world. Rape happens in this country every twenty minutes.
Leading the world in the number of criminal acts of sexual harassment, probably the United States. According to government statistics, 20% residents of the country collide with rapists. Rape and sexual harassment is reported to an average 24 person per minute! Over a year, about a million (!) Women become victims of rape. Six million more men and women in 2011 complained about sexual harassment and attempted rape. Finally, twelve million people faced violence from sexual partners or spouses.
Thus, for the year 19 millions of residents and residents of the United States are faced with violence in one form or another.
Second place in the sad list belongs to the Republic of South Africa. Estimated, a year in South Africa, 500.000 rape occurs. For a woman born in this blessed country, the probability of becoming a victim of rapists is higher than the probability of learning to read. More than 25% of men surveyed by the South African Medical Research Council in 2009 said they raped women. Almost every second of them said that he had raped several. In South Africa alone in 2000 alone, more than 67 thousands of cases of rape and sexual assault were reported in children in South Africa. And this is considered to be only the tip of the iceberg, about one tenth of it.
Third place should be given to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here every day more than a thousand women are raped. According to The American Journal of Public Health, 12 women were raped during the months from 2006 to 2007 in the Congo over the months. Every 400.000-I resident of the country at least once was raped.
The UN rapes this week in the DRC. Organization requested to local authorities demanding to investigate rape cases suspected by the military. This requirement is due to the fact that in December a special investigation revealed 126 cases of rape in the city of Minova: there the army was retreating.
Russia is far from these flagships of violence. According to the MIArape or attempted rape in 2008, 5398 was recorded, in 2009, 4790. However, according to experts of the National Independent Commission on Women's Rights and Violence against Women, the data are underestimated, and the number of rapes in Russia is 30-50 thousand per year.
Even if the experts are right, and not the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the credibility of workers is traditionally low (besides, not all victims make statements), then in this case Russia is seriously lagging behind South Africa, Congo or the United States. And this time it is not a reason to “catch up and overtake”.
* "Life is short, but glory can be eternal" Cicero