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war in Ukraine one month later

war in Ukraine one month later

Amelia Anisovych 7 year old ukrainian girl singing in a bomb shelter and in a charity concert. She touch hearts at tears. 3 millions of Ukrainians mostly women and childrens are refugees March 2022

It’s now almost a month since Russia invaded Ukraine and the news is coming in and the propaganda is coming out. This prevents us from making a balanced opinion.

In every war there is a reason. The reason must be legitimate. For example in the 2nd world war it was to liberate and drive out the Nazis. A villain is presented and this justifies a military intervention.

For Ukraine it is a bit like that. Russia justifies its special operation by liberating Ukraine from Nazis. (Only that). The Russian power continues to justify the attack of Ukraine by the presence of Nazi groups. The other argument is to protect the Russian inhabitants of Dombas who were ‘attacked by Ukrainians’. What is strange is that the other justification is not often heard. That of blocking the advance of NATO.

On the other side (USA and Europe) this war is presented as a will to integrate Ukraine to Russia. It is true that Ukrainian and Russian people are linked and that this thought could have been done. But is a war the right way to bring back the hearts?

So, on the one hand, there is a people who want to be independent and sovereign and who choose to turn to the West (Europe and NATO) and on the other hand, there is Russia which simply does not accept this choice. It must be said that the Ukrainian people are divided on the subject before 2014 it was pro Russian and after 2014 and became pro European. Since that day Ukraine is presented as having to make a choice. Either one or the other. Russia could have waited for the alternative to be made. The Ukrainians, tired of the corruption of president Zelensky, could have chosen a pro-Russian government…

Here is now the Russian answer on this war by the Russian ambassador.

If Ukraine wants to free Ukraine from Nazis, the journalist asks a very good question by saying that there are also Nazis in Switzerland and wonders if we should expect the Russian army to arrive in Switzerland.

Another interesting question: In January the Russians said that they would never invade Ukraine. Now how should we believe you.

Conclusion

If my opinion is only my opinion and I it is based only on my feeling, here it is. Putin has lost Ukraine. He thought that Russians and Ukrainians were the same people. But Ukrainians have also links with Poles. They are a people who for 30 years started to build themselves. Since 1990 Ukraine exists. To come out of communism is not easy. There was everything to build. But during this period an identity was built. On the one hand I understand Putin who does not want the Americans to settle on their border but I really have the impression that Putin does not accept the will of the Ukrainian people to freely dispose of their destiny. Invading Ukraine will only strengthen the patriotic feeling against the enemy which is Russia. In a conflict normally both sides are listened to and each one makes a step towards the other. We try to understand each other. With this war, each one reinforces its feelings and it becomes more and more difficult to reconcile the two sides. Traumatized by the bombs and this war, the Ukrainians will have hatred against Putin. Even if he succeeds in conquering the whole country, overthrowing the government and organizing a referendum for Ukraine to join the Russian Federation, I can’t imagine that the results will be credible. Even if he wins the war, Putin has lost Ukraine.

Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russia

Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russia

Censoship is not neutral. What is good what is bad  is subjective but Meta change radicaly its rules because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine we have temporarily made allowances for forms of political expression that would normally violate our rules like violent speech such as ‘death to the Russian invaders.’ We still won’t allow credible calls for violence against Russian civilians,” a Meta spokesperson said in a statement.

Such information is not believable  but it comes from the serious reuter agency.

Read Reuter message

It is really time to stop using facebook and close account there. It is time to start using alternative for neutral plateform like Fediverse alternative. We can disagree the russian invasion we can support Ukraine but pushing people for violence against specific people and civilians is not acceptable.

Many russian people do not agree with the ‘special operation’ in Ukraine.

 

 

Hubzilla 7 is released

Hubzilla 7 is released

Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.

The version number 7 is out with new features and many bugs fixed

Hubzilla 7.0 is addressing one of the most important features of Hubzilla – permissions. By refactoring the way we set permissions we managed to simplify the workflow to do so and at the same time provide more flexibility while making it easier to organize.

Channel roles have been simplified. There are now 4 possible selections: public, personal, community forum and custom. Personal is the default.

Individual contact permissions have been deprecated in favor of contact roles which are now a requirement for every contact.

Contact roles have one default preset which is defined by the channel role. Custom contact roles can be created as desired. Any contact role can be set to be the default for new connections in the contact roles app.

Privacy settings have been moved to a separate settings sub module. Settings for the online status visibility and entries in the directory and suggestions pages have been moved to the profile.

Advanced configurations are available in the privacy settings if the custom channel role is selected. They have received an initial warning and some entries which are likely to be misunderstood have got advising help texts.

Privacy groups can be managed from the Privacy group app if installed. The settings for the default privacy group for new content and the default privacy group for new contacts have been moved there.

Guest access has been refactored to allow new guests to be added to privacy groups. Quick access links to private resources have been added to the lock icon dropdown for convenience.

Other notable changes
– Improved UI for changing the profile photo
– Improved rendering of polls
– Fixed polls for forum channels
– Improved performance when deleting a contact
– Remove deprecated legacy mail addon
– Scope support and improvements for the socialauth addon
– Various bug fixes

Breaking changes
– The legacy mail addon has been removed. This means that the data will not be accessible anymore from the UI. The data will be removed from the database in the next release (7.2). At this point the legacy mail data will be lost.
– Forum channels must be assigned the “community forum” channel role in the channel settings. Otherwise the channel will not act as a forum anymore. If you require the custom channel role, this setting can be found in the advanced configuration of the privacy settings.
– Profile vcard was dysfunctional and has been removed from the UI. It might be revived at a later point.

A big THANK YOU! to all contributors and everybody who is supporting Hubzilla. Special thanks to @NGI Zero open source funding for supporting this work.

How to Upgrade

1. create a backup
2. execute util/udall from the terminal
3. select a new channel role for your channel (optional*)
4. review your privacy settings (optional*)
5. assign your contacts a contact role (optional*)

* Optional because your old privacy settings will be still in tact until you decide to change them.

Get the Code

Source code: https://framagit.org/hubzilla/core/
Install instructions: https://framagit.org/hubzilla/core/-/blob/master/install/INSTALL.txt

Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected websites featuring a decentralized identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology.

https://hubzilla.org

 

This is already Christmas

This is already Christmas

Today is already the 25th of December and it’s Christmas. A religious festival based on a payan festival still very popular in our country.

 

 

The origin of Christmas is not clearly established. But it is known that Christmas was born in ancient times, on the sidelines of the winter solstice. A pivotal period, during which were held, since antiquity, many celebrations dedicated to the worship of the god of sowing and fertility, Saturn. The “Saturnalia”, which took place from December 17 to 24, seems to have an undeniable link with the “Nativity”, which was born with Christianity. There is no certainty as to the exact day of Jesus’ birth. The date of December 25th was only decided in 354, by Pope Liberus…

In short, everyone understands that Christmas is a festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus.

We cannot understand the work of Jesus without a new birth (read John 3: 3) and a renewal of the intelligence. It is impossible to understand with a human intelligence. Jesus means savior. The deep concept is salvation. It means that there is a perdition. One cannot understand the basis of the Christian faith if one does not understand this concept of perdition or death. Death being the separation from God.

We are of course far from God. We don’t believe that God exists. And if he exists (maybe), it doesn’t change anything. We pray but it doesn’t work. Why not? Simply because there is a wall between us and God. So we invented religions thinking that maybe we can reach God. But it doesn’t work. The religion of the Bible (Judaism) is based on the law. If you do something against the law, there are consequences. It’s too difficult to apply. And we can’t do it. Other religions like Christianity, Islam or Buddhism etc… are not very useful. We are still far from God. We get closer to one meter while he is billions of billions of kilometers away.

In short, we cannot reach God, speak to him, hear him. We cannot enter into a relationship with him. This is perdition.

The only solution is Jesus. He paid for us to be able to find a relationship with God. If we want to. He leaves us free. God does not force us. Jesus is the only way to God. It is the only way to salvation. Jesus means Savior.

Obviously, human beings do not understand these concepts. We need a revelation. If in spite of everything you are curious. Look for yourself. Read the Bible. Jesus is the beginning and the end. The alpha and the omega. In the last verse of the bible you find the word Jesus. And what do you find in the first verse of the new testament? the name of Jesus. What do you find in the 1st verse of the Bible? The word ‘beginning’. Jesus is the beginning.

In short, Christmas is the birth of Jesus, the greatest of all Jews.

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is the celebration of the beginning of Jesus as a man. Jesus is the beginning. I have deliberately replaced the word birth with beginning. Jesus was before. He IS. He is the I AM.

Whether you are a believer or not. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.