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Hong Kongers fear drastic law marks ‘before’ and ‘after’

“Live a life as human beings and embrace uncertainty. Taiwan opened a new office Wednesday to help those fleeing, Reuters reported, and the United Kingdom has vowed to create a path to citizenship for many Hong Kongers.But others such as Professor Chan envision “a new chapter for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement,” now that the myth of “one country, two systems” has been fully revealed. A lot of people in Hong Kong will continue to do that.” “Never succumb to the inevitability of dictatorship,” he says. As for Hong Kongers, some are seeking refuge abroad.

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Beijing labeled the protests akin to “terrorism” and said they were instigated by foreign forces, or “black hands.”The new law echoes such charges and seems tailored to counter the protests – for example by labeling destruction of vehicles as “terrorism” and damaging government facilities as “subversion.” Signaling the unfolding chill, numerous social media accounts of activists are going dark.Futures here – or elsewhere?In addition to stifling the protest movement, the law may be timed to prevent anticipated gains by Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates in legislative elections scheduled for September. After years of concerns about shrinking space for freedom in Hong Kong, residents woke up Wednesday subject to a law that pro-democracy critics say draws a clear line between the Hong Kong they have known, and whatever lies ahead. 

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Protesters against the new national security law march in Hong Kong and gesture with five fingers, signifying the pro-democracy movement’s "Five demands – not one less" on July 1, 2020, the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from Britain. Lam, says the law will only be applied in “rare” cases, and will not be applied retroactively.Beijing has long sought to tighten its hold over Hong Kong, and the leadership has been frustrated – if not embarrassed – by the open defiance of millions of Hong Kong “compatriots,” experts say.China’s leadership began calling for strengthening the national security apparatus in October, after months in which Hong Kong failed to quell mass pro-democracy protests. Hong Kongers fear drastic law marks ‘before’ and ‘after’

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Little by little, and then all at once. Police raised purple flags warning protesters they may be breaching the security law. in the dark … About 1,300 U.S.-owned companies and 100,000 Americans are based in Hong Kong. Kwong says.Dual state dangerIn terms of Hong Kong’s autonomy, “this national security law clearly is a lethal blow demolishing the firewall between the two systems,” says Professor Chan, a former Hong Kong lawmaker.In its place, the law creates a “dual state” inside Hong Kong, with two different legal tracks for prosecuting national security crimes. Beijing holds the prerogative to take jurisdiction of cases as it sees fit.“This is pretty much a textbook example of the dual state,” says Mr. It was a move carefully choreographed to quash unrest and instill fear, analysts say, in this city of 7 million people – a city accustomed to far more liberties than citizens enjoy in mainland China.Twenty-three years ago today, when Britain handed Hong Kong back to mainland China, Beijing agreed to protect the territory’s freedoms and partial autonomy, at least until 2047. )

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On Wednesday morning, Hong Kongers woke up subject to a new national security law, handed down from Beijing. Cheung, a nonresident affiliated scholar of NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute. “It is right of Hong Kong people to prepare for the worst.”Beijing’s aim, analysts say, is to extend to Hong Kong the same psychological control system long used in mainland China, one that relies heavily on self-censorship. But with interests in China and no clear alternative location, most said they had no immediate plans to leave. Millions of citizens of all ages and walks of life took to the streets to oppose Beijing’s erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy and demand universal suffrage and police accountability.The protests were largely peaceful, although some protesters clashed with police and vandalized metro stations, government offices, and pro-Beijing businesses. People curb their behavior inordinately because they are never sure where the line is that they cannot cross. “This national security law clearly is a lethal blow demolishing the firewall between the two systems,” says Professor Kenneth Chan, a former Hong Kong lawmaker. But the new law broadly defines national security crimes, expands Beijing’s control over related cases, and opens the door for Hong Kongers to be tried in mainland courts – all of which, critics say, will chill free speech. The aim, according to analysts, is to extend the control system long used in the mainland, relying heavily on self-censorship. This puts at risk civil liberties such as freedom of speech and protest, activists say. “We’ve seen that Beijing is able and willing in the current climate to ram this legislation down everybody’s throats. But it also opens the door wide for not only Hong Kong citizens, but anyone, to be apprehended by Chinese state-security agents, sent to the mainland, tried in courts controlled by the Communist Party, and punished under China’s criminal code.The law allows Chinese state-security authorities to operate secretly through a new National Security Agency (NSA) in Hong Kong, which can take jurisdiction of any cases it considers “complex,” “serious” or that involve a “major” threat.High-stakes confusion   Overnight, Hong Kong residents had to calibrate how to respond to the new risk of prosecution by Chinese authorities.The full text of the law was withheld from Hong Kongers until just before midnight on Tuesday, when it was published after Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam signed and promulgated it.Beijing carefully choreographed the move to quash unrest and instill fear in the city of 7 million people on China’s southern coast, say Hong Kong political analysts. But few knew what was in it.The full text of the law was released late Tuesday night, after the territory’s chief executive had signed and promulgated it. “Everything is kept in a black box … Hong Kong residents awoke Wednesday to a stark new reality: China’s state-security apparatus has them within easy reach following Beijing’s swift and secretive imposition on the territory of a sweeping national security law. People curb their behavior inordinately because they are never sure where the line is that they cannot cross.“The ambiguity of the law is the most frightening part,” says Hong Kong activist Glacier Kwong. “Every single person is left at the mercy of the state, and whether or not you get arrested and prosecuted is entirely dependent on the whims of the [Chinese Communist] Party.”Hong Kong’s chief executive, Ms. Riot police arrested about 370 people, including 10 they suspected of breaking the new law   – the first of whom, police said, was a man who held a “Hong Kong Independence” flag. He and other activists immediately disbanded their organizations, while vowing to continue their fight in a personal capacity.Despite the heightened risks, protesters took to the streets to oppose the law on Wednesday, the 23rd
anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. I would imagine they are unlikely to sit on it now that they have obtained it.”The law broadly defines national security crimes – secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign “elements” – with a maximum penalty of life in prison. in this shock and awe campaign against Hong Kong,” says Kenneth Chan, associate professor of government at Hong Kong Baptist University. Loading… Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairs“The time for collective self-delusion … is over,” says Alvin Cheung, a Hong Kong barrister and university lecturer now at New York University, predicting prosecutions under the new law of several prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures. Critics say it destroys a legal firewall that had offered some protection for basic rights against the rule of China’s Communist Party.The top-down enactment of the law on Tuesday night, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, belies the “one country, two systems” formula that China pledged to uphold for 50 years after regaining sovereignty over Hong Kong, a former British colony, in 1997.“It marks the end of Hong Kong that the world knew before,” tweeted pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong. Earlier efforts by Hong Kong lawmakers to pass national security legislation, as required by the Basic Law, were thwarted by popular opposition.Mass protests erupted in June 2019 over a proposed extradition law, later withdrawn, that would have allowed some criminal suspects in the territory to be tried in the mainland. Last November, pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory in district council elections.Anyone convicted of violating national security is disqualified from holding or running for public office, allowing for a possible purge of democrats and localists from elected bodies.Hong Kong public university presidents are required to pledge allegiance to the national security law, Professor Chan says, and some scholars fear self-censorship in classrooms and research will soon follow.Hong Kong’s foreign business community, meanwhile, worries about how the law undercuts the territory’s independent judiciary, and about its authorization of covert surveillance and the intercept of communications.The law says national security authorities in Hong Kong will take unspecified “necessary measures to strengthen” the management of foreign organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and news agencies in the territory.In a June survey taken by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham), 83% of respondents said they were “very concerned or moderately concerned” by the impending law.          The new law drew protests by 27 countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva for undermining the freedoms and semiautonomous status of the Asian financial center. Nearly half expressed pessimism about Hong Kong’s medium- and long-term outlook. For example, posting on social media about organizing protests in Hong Kong could be cast as attempts to overthrow the government and subject to prosecution, Ms. July 1, 2020

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Police detain a protester during a march marking the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2020, in Hong Kong. One day earlier, China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory.
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As tourist drought idles workers, Spain weaves a makeshift safety net

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Loading… He and his sister survived the 2008 financial crisis and hope to overcome the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic with government help. Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairsMr. That includes waivers of social security payments, a furlough scheme under which the government covers 70% of base salary, and government-backed loans.“Every little thing can help save the small enterprises,” says Professor Enrique Navarro-Jurado of the University of Málaga. Every thread in this patchwork of aid, stretched across six pieces of legislation, represents a lifeline for struggling businesses.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. González, who is among Spain’s 3.2 million registered self-employed workers. Tourism accounts for about 2.5% of gross domestic product and generates nearly 15% of jobs. It accounts for about 2.5% of gross domestic product and generates nearly 15% of jobs.Early on, the government put in place an extraordinary provision for self-employed workers whose businesses were forced to shut down or lost most of their revenue due to the state of emergency declared on March 13. Every thread in its patchwork of aid, stretched across six pieces of legislation, represents a lifeline for struggling businesses.Tourism has been a key economic sector for Spain since the beginning of modern industry in the 1950s. González. González has deferred tax payments, sought reimbursement of the   social security contributions he makes as an autonomous worker, and signed up for a low-interest loan in order to keep the hotel afloat. No paywall. “We can hold out for the moment. As tourist drought idles workers, Spain weaves a makeshift safety net

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Spain’s economy depends in part on the well-being of its tourism industry, so the government has created a raft of options to help keep its workers afloat. In 2019, it attracted more than 83 million international visitors, making it the most popular tourism destination in the world after France. He has even placed one of his hotel workers in a temporary furlough scheme.“It’s a bit early to assess the government response,” says Mr. )

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From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Spain’s economic response placed special emphasis on tourism, small and medium-size enterprises, and autonomous (self-employed) workers. Part 3 of “One pandemic, many safety nets: A global series.”

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The owners of the Hotel La Corte de Lugás in Villaviciosa, Spain, shown here, are mulling the benefits of reopening after Spain’s coronavirus lockdown with a bare-bones staff, complex and costly hygiene requirements, and only a modest trickle of bookings. Courtesy of Daniel González

Daniel González sits in his office at the Hotel La Corte de Lugás in Villaviciosa, Spain, on June 29, 2020. “Many measures have been taken on the fly and the management has been quite chaotic.”“Every little thing can help”Tourism has been a key economic sector for Spain since the beginning of modern industry in the 1950s. In many regions, particularly the islands and coastal areas, tourism accounts for an even larger share of economic activity and employment opportunities.That’s why Spain has focused a significant portion of its safety net efforts during the lockdown toward tourism workers; Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez recently announced a €4.25 billion ($4.75 billion) package to boost the industry. Seven years later, during the financial crisis, they sliced costs, doubled their working hours, and renegotiated their loan terms to stay open.Now,   emerging from Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, they are mulling the benefits of reopening with a bare-bones staff, complex and costly hygiene requirements, and only a modest trickle of bookings. But were it not for the support provided by the government’s response, things might be even grimmer.“COVID forced us to shut down, but there is government help,” says Mr. July 1, 2020

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Daniel   González and his sister opened their hotel in 2003 in Asturias, northwest Spain, after taking out a loan to remodel an old townhouse. I imagine the problem will come later when we need to start spending more but have no customers, or fewer customers than usual.”From the beginning of the crisis,   Spain’s economic response placed special emphasis on tourism, small and medium-size enterprises, and autonomous (self-employed) workers like Mr. In 2019, it attracted more than 83 million international visitors, making it the most popular tourism destination in the world after France. And they are taking advantage of all of them.
Mr. “They already lost Easter, long weekends, and the northern Europeans who come to Spain in the spring.”The summer tourism season is now officially open for Europeans. Early on, the government put in place an extraordinary provision for self-employed workers whose businesses were forced to shut down or lost most of their revenue due to the state of   emergency declared on March 13. And you can’t expect them to hire the entire staff back when activity does resume, because they will not be operating at the same scale.”The Spanish government forecasts a 10% drop in GDP in 2020 followed by a staggered “square-root shaped” recovery in 2021. González wants to bring him back on board in July, but doubts he will have the means to rehire the other two seasonal workers who usually help cover the peak summer months.“The biggest saving for me is not having to pay an additional salary,” says the hotel owner. Spain has considered extending the temporary furlough scheme until September or even the end of the year. By the end of 2020, depending on the strength of summer revenues, Mr. The first to arrive were Germans in Mallorca, under a pilot program   implementing a special screening process on landing. González must decide whether to ask for the full amount or part of it. “But what gives me peace of mind is the loan. As many as 45% of hotels and restaurants catering to tourists risk going belly up, according to industry assessments. They are working in the dark,” notes Tomas Mazón, an expert in the sociology of tourism at the University of Alicante.“Tourism companies are not only facing a lower season than in other years but they are coming out of months of losses,” says Luis Miguel Rondón, a member of the board of directors of AECIT, the Spanish Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism. In principle, Mr. González’s social security contributions of €360 ($400) per month were waived for part of March and all of April, but he still had to pay both months; he only recently had that reimbursement completed. He is leaning toward asking for the lion’s share so he can settle the initial, higher interest loan he took for the hotel. Unemployment is expected to skyrocket to 19% this year. (He was off the hook for May and June payments.)Meanwhile, the employee on furlough – under a temporary layoff known as ERTE, in which the government covers 70% of the base salary – as of the end of June has received only €1,200, a bit more than half of what he should be due   between March 23 and June 15 under the scheme. The target is to open up to the rest of the world – except countries experiencing a high rate of COVID-19 infections – in early July.Hotel owners large and small are in for challenging times. Many are hoping that the   vital minimum wage announced in May with a goal of reaching 2.3 million people (out of a population of nearly 47 million) will help the most vulnerable. “The key is to reduce their costs as much as possible until activity resumes. We don’t know yet to what extent this crisis will affect the economy.”The bank has approved a government-backed loan of up to €50,000 to be paid over five years at 1.6% interest. Jacob Turcotte/Staff
“Every little thing can help save the small enterprises,” notes Professor Enrique Navarro-Jurado, director of the University Institute of Tourism Intelligence and Innovation Research of the University of Málaga. He got through the lockdown thanks to the salary of his wife. Tourism experts say it is too early to tell how many people from the sector will need that kind of aid.“Many tourism employees do not have legal contracts.
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The 2008 financial crisis was child’s play compared to this. No paywall. Mazón. More people were left unemployed then but this time the whole country has stopped. Everything – hotels, restraints, bars – and everyone stopped.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been brutal,” says Mr.

‘Come with dollars:’ Lebanon PM asks its expats to visit home

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July 1, 2020

By Zeina Karam
Associated Press

Beirut
With Beirut’s airport partially reopening from a three-month virus shutdown, the government is hoping thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer – and bring dollars desperately needed to prop up the crashing economy.But Lebanon’s far-flung diaspora, renowned as entrepreneurs who for years sent their cash home, may no longer be willing to do that.Many are staying away, appalled at the ruling elite’s handling of Lebanon’s unprecedented economic and financial meltdown and outraged at local banks holding their dollar deposits hostage. Food prices have soared, businesses and households have been thrown into disarray, salaries and savings are fast disappearing, and unemployment has surged.The crisis stems from decades of systematic corruption and mismanagement. Large communities are found everywhere, from Australia and Africa to Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The Central Bank has kept the pound stable at 1,507 to the dollar since 1997, thanks to heavy borrowing at high interest rates. Lebanese expats have grown unwilling to inject dollars into the country’s corrupt and sinking economy. Banks have clamped down on withdrawals and transfers of U.S. “Instead of steering the ship, the rudder has been left to those who will one day enter the dustbin of history.”Mr. Others are considering cutting ties completely with a corrupt country they say has robbed them of a future.”If you’re a Lebanese considering visiting this summer, you will think about bringing only what you need to spend while there, not a single penny more,” said Hasan Fadlallah, who has lived since 1997 in Dubai, where he founded a consultancy agency, Brand Lounge.”I doubt anyone is thinking about investing in the economy, especially when you know the recipient is not worthy of this help,” he said. Public frustration exploded into street protests in October demanding the entire leadership go. “No one wants to contribute to this cycle anymore.”Lebanon, a country of 5 million, takes massive pride in its emigrant community – including the many successful businessmen and celebrities of Lebanese heritage. He considers himself lucky – he managed to transfer his savings out of Lebanon in September, right before the crisis began.He says that after what was effectively a Ponzi scheme, it will take years before people regain confidence in Lebanese banks and institutions, if at all.”You need faith, credibility, and trust for the country to begin recovering,” he said. Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairsOnce a beacon of free market growth and fine living, Lebanon is suffering the worst economic crisis in its modern history. dollars. “They do not exist.” I am saddened by the lack of any vision to benefit from this elite,” he posted. Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Tuesday called on them to “come with dollars.” Christian party leader Samir Geagea suggested each expatriate family abroad to “adopt” a family in Lebanon for $200 a month to stave off hunger. Some have stopped sending money, except small amounts to sustain their families. About 400,000 Lebanese work in oil-rich Gulf countries.Their billions have helped keep the local economy liquid. The local currency has lost around 80% of its value against the dollar on the black market since October and continues to tumble daily. Fadlallah, the Dubai consultancy CEO, said he is still contemplating whether to make his summer family visit to Lebanon. Talks with the International Monetary Fund over a bailout have faltered over the inability to implement pledges to combat corruption and instill reforms.For years, millions of Lebanese abroad helped keep their native land afloat by sending remittances that once amounted to 12.5% of GDP.Lebanese politicians are pleading with them to come to the rescue again. My mom hasn’t seen me in over a year, and all she kept saying is, ‘Thank God you left, there is no future here.’ It breaks my heart when their voices break.”Many now fear a new wave of emigration by Lebanon’s middle class once the global pandemic subsides and the world’s economy picks up.TV host Ricardo Karam, who has made a career out of interviewing successful expats, said Lebanon’s talented youth and business elite are prevented from succeeding in their own country.”Amid this meltdown … Famous names among them are Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, Columbian singer Shakira, Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek, Lebanese-British barrister Amal Clooney, and fashion designers Elie Saab and Reem Accra.They also include the disgraced former Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan to Lebanon last year.The diaspora is estimated at about three times the population at home. The airport, closed since mid-March, starts operating on Monday at 10% capacity, welcoming around 2,000 passengers a day.Nabil Bou Monsef, deputy editor in chief of Lebanon’s An-Nahar newspaper, said he expected very limited numbers of Lebanese to visit, and any dollars they bring will be held onto by relatives like “gold,” rather than being injected into the economy.”The Lebanese people are being subjected to a systematic and organized theft by the ruling oligarchy and the banks on daily basis,” he said. ‘Come with dollars:’ Lebanon PM asks its expats to visit home

Lebanese expats, responsible for 12.5% of the country’s GDP, are frustrated with their government’s systematic corruption and mismanagement. Loading… Now, a slide into violence is feared amid mounting poverty and sectarian tensions.Still, political leaders appear unwilling to act, instead squabbling and trading blame. After years of keeping their native land afloat, many expats now refuse to send money to Lebanon. 

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Lebanese soldiers stand guard as a woman leaves the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, July 1, 2020. Capital controls have locked up dollars in bank accounts, uniting both rich and poor in anger.Many in the diaspora have been agonizing on social media how to send money to relatives without going through transfer shops and local banks.”I am definitely not handing my hard-earned money to our corrupt government on a silver platter so they can perpetuate their corruption,” posted Elie Fares, a Lebanese doctor based in Philadelphia.In a Twitter thread, he lamented how his parents who have invested all their lives in Lebanon are now dependent on their expat son.”I was on the phone with my parents the other day. One lawmaker sparked outrage by saying Lebanon is now “cheap” in an attempt to attract expatriates and tourists after the currency collapse.Visits home are a summer tradition for Lebanon’s expats. That encouraged expats to send money home, buy property, and deposit in local banks.Now the currency has spiraled to around 9,000 to the dollar on the black market.

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In Hong Kong, arrests begin a day after passing new security law

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AP video journalist Johnson Lai in Taipei and producer Wayne Zhang in Beijing contributed to this report.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage. It’s free. This story was reported by The Associated Press.
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July 1, 2020

By Zen Soo
Associated Press

Hong Kong
Hong Kong police made their first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it.Police said nine people were arrested under the law, including a man with a Hong Kong independence flag and a woman holding a sign displaying the British flag and calling for Hong Kong’s independence. After five years, they could apply for settled status and then apply for citizenship 12 months after that.The United States is moving to end special trade terms given to the territory. will take along with its international partners in response.Mr. Mo said.Hong Kong’s police force said they would consider as illegal any flag or banner raised by protesters deemed to promote Hong Kong’s separation from China or express support for independence for Tibet, Xinjiang, or the self-governing island democracy of Taiwan that China claims as its own.Police will use a new purple flag to warn protesters if they display banners or shout slogans that may constitute a crime under the law.Concerns have also been raised over the fate of key opposition figures, some of whom have already been charged for taking part in protests, as well as the disqualification of candidates for Legislative Council elections scheduled for September.In Beijing, the executive deputy director of the Cabinet’s Hong Kong affairs office, Zhang Xiaoming, said Hong Kong people are allowed to criticize the ruling Communist Party but cannot turn those complaints “into actions.”“What happened recently in Hong Kong has shown a deviation from the right track of the ‘one country, two systems’ [framework],” Mr. Others were detained for possessing items advocating independence. Loading… Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced the threat of a visa ban as a sign of “how Beijing refuses to take responsibility for its own choices” and said the law’s adoption “destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements.”Beijing’s “paranoia and fear of its own people’s aspirations have led it to eviscerate the very foundation of the territory’s success,” Mr. The Trump administration has also said it will bar defense exports to Hong Kong and will soon require licenses for the sale of items that have both civilian and military uses.The U.S. Power shift: How America’s retreat is reshaping global affairsThe law, imposed by China following anti-government protests in Hong Kong last year, makes secessionist, subversive, or terrorist activities illegal, as well as foreign intervention in the city’s internal affairs. Lesser offenders could receive jail terms of up to three years, short-term detention, or restriction.Hong Kong’s leader strongly endorsed the new law in a speech marking Wednesday’s 23rd anniversary of the handover of the territory – officially called the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – from British colonial rule.“The enactment of the national law is regarded as the most significant development in the relationship between the central authorities and the HKSAR since Hong Kong’s return to the motherland,” chief executive Carrie Lam said in a speech, following a flag-raising ceremony and the playing of China’s national anthem.“It is also an essential and timely decision for restoring stability in Hong Kong,” she said.A pro-democracy political party, The League of Social Democrats, organized a protest march during the flag-raising ceremony. Further details were not immediately available.Hong Kong police said on Facebook that they arrested more than 300 people on various charges, including unlawful assembly, possession of weapons, and violating the national security law.The arrests come as thousands took to the streets Wednesday on the 23rd anniversary of Britain’s handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997. For the first time, police banned this year’s annual march. Police say they possessed flags and other items calling for Hong Kong independence. Zhang told reporters Wednesday.“To some extent, we made this law in order to correct the deviation … For the first time, police banned the annual march celebrating the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China in 1997, but thousands still took to the streets. About a dozen participants chanted slogans echoing demands from protesters last year for political reform and an investigation into accusations of police abuse.The law’s passage Tuesday further blurs the distinction between the legal systems of Hong Kong, which maintained aspects of British law after the 1997 handover, and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. Acts of vandalism against government facilities or public transit can be prosecuted as subversion or terrorism, while anyone taking part in activities deemed secessionist would also be in violation of the law.Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo said in a news conference that the security legislation does not follow the rule of law and is a dire warning to the free press.“This would tell you that they want not just to get us, but to intimidate us into inaction, into a catatonic state,” Ms. Beijing finally decided to circumvent the Hong Kong legislature and have the law passed Tuesday by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s rubber-stamp parliament.President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order putting the law into effect, and it has been added to the Basic Law, Hong Kong’s constitution.The law’s passage comes after Hong Kong’s legislature in early June approved a contentious bill making it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem.Britain’s foreign secretary told reporters on Wednesday that the security legislation “is a clear and serious violation” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration, the agreement that paved the way for the former British colony’s handover to Chinese rule.Dominic Raab said officials have carefully assessed the law and he plans to set out details of what action the U.K. to pull it closer to ‘one-country.’”Schools, social groups, media outlets, websites, and others will be monitored and their national security awareness will be raised, according to the law, while the central government will have authority over the activities of foreign non-governmental organizations and media outlets in Hong Kong.The law says central government bodies in Hong Kong will take over in “complicated cases” and when there is a serious threat to national security. Local authorities are barred from interfering with central government bodies operating in Hong Kong while they are carrying out their duties.Security legislation was mandated under Hong Kong’s local constitution, but an earlier attempt to pass it in the city’s legislative body in 2003 was shelved because of massive public opposition. In Hong Kong, arrests begin a day after passing new security law

Nine demonstrators have been arrested under the new national security law passed by China’s central government on Tuesday. Any person taking part in secessionist activities, such as shouting slogans or holding up banners and flags calling for the city’s independence, is violating the law regardless of whether violence is used.The most serious offenders, such as those deemed to be masterminds behind the crimes, could receive a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. Pompeo said in a statement.Taiwan on Wednesday opened an office to facilitate migration from Hong Kong.The establishment of the office is “not only a statement on Taiwan’s support to Hong Kong’s democracy and freedom, but also highlights our determination to care for Hong Kong people,” said Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council minister Chen Ming-tong at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Congress has also moved to impose sanctions on people deemed connected to political repression in Hong Kong, including police officials.China has said it will impose visa restrictions on Americans it sees as interfering over Hong Kong.U.S. Raab also announced that residency rights for up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for British National Overseas passports will be extended to five years from the current six-month limit. Vincent Yu/AP

Police detain a protester in Hong Kong, July 1, 2020. Critics say the law effectively ends the “one country, two systems” framework under which Hong Kong was promised a high degree of autonomy.The law directly targets some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, which included attacks on government offices and police stations, damage to subway stations, and the shutdown of the city’s international airport. Protesters shouted slogans, lambasted police, and held up signs condemning the Chinese government and the new security law.The new security law deepened concerns in Hong Kong and abroad about the semi-autonomous territory’s future.

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ایـن خونه بی تو ، مِثِه انباری سرد و سوت و کوره
دلِ تو هرکاری کرد بُرد
این خـونه بی تــو ، مِثِه انبــاری ســـرد و سوت و کـوره
دلِ تو هرکاری کرد بُرد
میـــزنـه گــــولـه هـای بـرف بـه شـیـــشـه
وِلِـش کـن خــودش الآن خـسـتـه مـیـشـه
مـا میـمـونیــم و ایـن هـمـه راهِ سـفـیـــــد
مـیشـکُـفـه غـنچــه هـای خـنــده پـیـشِـت
تـــو خــوبــی و خـوبـیـات خـــز نـمیــشـه
میشه عشقـو به وضوح تو این رابطه دید
زمـستـونه و گــرمات ، سَر و سـامونه مَنِه
هـمـیـن ناز و اداهـات ، برف و بارونه مَنِه
زمــستــــونه الآن ، وَقـتِـشِــــه بارون بزنه
وقتشه خوش بگذره ، به هردوتامون یه ذره
این خونه بی تو ، مِثِه انباری ســــرد و سوت و کوره
دلِ تو هرکاری کرد بُرد
این خونه بی تو ، مِثِه انباری سرد و سوت و کوره
دلِ تو هرکاری کرد بُرد
واقعیَتِـــــش اینـــــه کــه ، اصَــــن بــدِ مطلــق وجــود نــداره
یــه ســـری چـیــزا از نـظـــرِ مـن بَـده که از نظرِ تو بد نیست
یه ســـری چـیــــزا هم از نظرِ تو بَده که از نظرِ من بد نیست
فقط کافیه که ما بتونیم با بدی های همدیگه بسازیم به خاطرِ خوبیامون
همین
داوود

Germ – Walked In Lyrics

Pull the trigger Budd Dwyer
Hahahahahaha
Walked in dick in hand nigga you feel how I’m coming (One more time)
Okay, ha
Okay, walked in yeah (Badshit)
Okay, walked in, niggas just looking and shit
The motherf*cking Hijinx tape nigga it’s coming got y’all feeling
Ayy
Okay, walked in dick in hand
Ain’t have no plan, just here for some bandz
I get the [?] head VVS bussin’ shit nasty like bloodshed
f*ck is you sayin’, I don’t like that lil nigga
f*ck it pour flame on this nigga
(He thought he was gonna get away smooth)
Ooh, lame ass nigga
I get to see a whole lotta red, this nigga gone die lit
Thanks to this four fifth, bitch we be been in these woods
Snappin’ these bandz, I feel like Tip, cap off tip
SRT too fast, buckle up nigga perc kicked in
Cup holder full of medicine, bitch I’m gone like the wind
Ever since I could remember
I was ye tall pushin’ babies over Gucci baby stroller
Had the baby pour a smooth talker
Since a toddler, why bother
f*cking with me, I was born already, done with college (ha, whoa)
I’m a f*cking scholar, and a f*cking doctor (for real nigga?)
Bitch that’s water (huh)
Bitch let’s eat (yeah, hoe)
I make racks in my sleep, come f*ck with me
Movin’ how I’m moving, you might need you a little team
Walk in [?] y’all niggas a fiend, tryna stack like me
(I do that shit like Germ)
p*ssy nigga better get you some money
I’m rocking Dior, hoes naked on tour
I came down for more, so I had to pour
Now I threw that back though
Dare you write a report, bout a nigga fall
When these back-ends on back-ends, back-ends on back-ends
Bitch gone let me hit, from the back end
Back-ends on back-ends (ha)

Teejayx6 – Punchin’ Lyrics (feat. Nle Choppa)

[Intro: NLE Choppa]
(K. You can run for your life tryna rob
[Verse 5: Teejayx6]
I’ma pop you, I ain’t gotta say more
Trickin’ a lil’ straight whore
You stole from me, I would’ve gave you more
Thirty in this clip, I’ma give you three
Talkin’ crazy, we gon’ wait and see
Black and white, like a referee
Clip long, like a centipede
Lil’ nigga, you a wannabe
Say you on my head, we’re gonna see
Scared nigga, you runnin’, flee
f*cked a bitch and she want my seed
Threw the weed ’cause I seen the seed
Threw the perc ’cause I think it’s fake
Bowls in the trunk and I know they stink
Ho’s in the front and we on our way
To that place
[Chorus: Teejayx6]
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckles
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckles
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckles
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckles
All I know is my cup muddy
When I pull up, I leave the whole team bloody
Walkin’ up on the side, I don’t need nobody
When I pull up, I leave the whole team bloody Swisha on the track)
Let’s go, let’s go K., let’s go
Punchin’ all day, I done   hurt   my knuckle, nigga
You   hear me, real
Ayy (Ayy)
[Chorus: Teejayx6]
Punchin’ all day,   I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt   my   knuckle
Punchin’   all day, I   done hurt my   knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
All I know is my cup muddy
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
Walkin’ up on us, I don’t need nobody
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
[Verse 1: Teejayx6]
Couple niggas still owe me money
But I ain’t really trippin’, I’m gon’ see the problem
No call back, I’ma go see about it
Sellin’ fake ass lean, puttin’ grape in a bottle
Walked out the club with a model
Scam money, like I hit the lotto
Big chop, it sound like a lawn mower
I just caught an opp at the Fillmore
Got some money, now I’m tryna get more
f*cked this bitch, now she’s tryna get more
Need some bowls, yeah, I’m tryna get four
Need some lean, yeah, I’m tryna get four
Called my phone, now she’s tryna get forty
He stole my flow, gotta take my kid to Maury
We got heavy guns, we ain’t worry
f*cked a bitch hard, I ain’t sorry
[Chorus: Teejayx6]
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
All I know is my cup muddy
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
Walkin’ up on us, I don’t need nobody
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
[Verse 2: NLE Choppa]
Punch too hard, I broke my wrists
f*ck too hard, I broke my dick
f*ck the police, had to throw my stick
Fresh ass fit, had to take me a pic
I don’t like fightin’, I’m pullin’ them triggers
Look at the pill [?]
Kill his brother than I f*ck on his sister
[?], f*ck up his liver
Suckin’ dick up all day better knock me
My bro called, don’t say copy
Ayy, when you catch him, we gon’ sock him
We gon’ throw his bitch ass a party
Shit bag ’em, you can say you farted
13 in this bag, I’m James Harden
I’m on beat ’cause Teejay started, ayy
[Chorus: Teejayx6]
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
All I know is my cup muddy
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
Walkin’ up on us, I don’t need nobody
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
[Verse 3: Teejayx6]
Broke the bitch heart, I ain’t mean to
p*ssy nigga, you see through
Louie jacket, it’s see through
New beam, I can see you
Goofy nigga, like Ebro
Scammed a kid, she was emo
Tough nigga think he Deebo
But I’ma pull this choppa out
And p*ssy nigga gon’ lay down
Need my money, better pay now
Tryna make a move, press play now
Put your face down, now the case over
f*ck one time, she tryna to stay over
Woke up late, had to lay over
She ask for money, I’ma say no
I just sinned, I gotta pray more
[Chorus: Teejayx6]
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
Punchin’ all day, I done hurt my knuckle
All I know is my cup muddy
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
Walkin’ up on us, I don’t need nobody
When I pull up, I leave the whole scene bloody
[Verse 4: NLE Choppa]
Pull up too far, I broke my nail
Look too hard, get hit with the shell
I was prayin’ to God, it’s causin’ him hell
I just prayed for a body, I sent through Zelle
Bitch, I’m hot as ever, I’m high as can be
I’m disrespectful when I talk, no apologies
So who the f*ck gon’ stop me?

Franglish – My Salsa Lyrics (feat. Tory Lanez)

Look at me, rich, I got a hundred band-bands
And she doin’ the splits, she on a f*ckin’ handstand
When I walk in the street, she wanna talk the “yea yea” to me
Quit talkin’, p*ssy, the bomb, Baghdad
When she look at the roof, restart doin’ the dance for me
Big money, comin’ from nothing do the dash on ’em
Made in my house, caretaker runnin’ the bag for me
Ain’t no vision, on a mission, we catchin’ fast money
Look at my bitch, then take a look at my wrist
I spent a hunnid on the rocks, like I was cookin’ that bitch
I was juggin’ doing these p*ssy niggas crooked as shit
And I was broke ’till I was sick of that shit
Tory! [Intro : Franglish & Tory Lanez]
Yeah
Tory (sheesh)
Oh-oh-oh, yeah
[Pré-refrain : Franglish]
Pour toi j’fais du biff toute l’année, baby, on va s’en aller
So fresh,   so   clean, ándale, baby,   on va s’en aller
Pour toi j’fais   du biff toute l’année, baby, on va s’en aller
So fresh,   so   clean,   ándale, baby, on   va s’en aller
Oh-oh-oh,   bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi
[Refrain : Tory Lanez & Franglish]
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love, uh
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it
It’s my salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love it
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it
[Couplet 1 : Franglish]
Baby on se barre d’ici, fais tourner l’globe
Fais tes valises, et choisis tes plus belles robes
Tu seras mon international woman
White on white, c’est le dress code
Daddy going to the bank, baby
J’récupère de quoi te mettre à l’aise, baby
T’inquiète je gère, baby
Laisse-moi faire, baby (skrt, skrt)
Everything is gonna be okay, mami
Just papi et mami, fais la fête toute la nuit
On sera loin des ennuis
Dis-moi si tu préfères avoir mon cœur ou ma CB
Si tu le mérites, allez deux bébés
Mamacita, je suis l’homme qui te manquait, yeah
[Pré-refrain : Franglish]
Pour toi j’fais du biff toute l’année, baby, on va s’en aller
So fresh, so clean, ándale, baby, on va s’en aller
Oh-oh-oh, bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi
[Refrain : Tory Lanez & Franglish]
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love, uh
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it
It’s my salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love it
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it
[Couplet 2 : Tory Lanez]
Tory! [Pré-refrain : Franglish]
Pour toi j’fais du biff toute l’année, baby, on va s’en aller
So fresh, so clean, ándale, baby, on va s’en aller
Pour toi j’fais du biff toute l’année, baby, on va s’en aller
So fresh, so clean, ándale, baby, on va s’en aller
Oh-oh-oh, bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi (allez viens)
Bonita (oui), viens avec moi
[Refrain : Tory Lanez & Franglish]
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love, uh
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it
It’s my salsa, my salsa (my salsa), the girls they love it
My salsa, my salsa (my salsa), don’t talk about it

Stefan Raab – Holy Burgy Gospel Lyrics

Ich war am Ende, denn ich hatte bösen Lochfraß an meinem Gerät
Doch plötzlich sah ich deine heilenden Hände
Dieter BBBBürgy, es ist nie zu spät
Waschmaschinen leben länger mit Calgon
Ich hatte Lochfraß, Baby
Und ich konnte kaum noch gehen
Da hab’ ich dich Super Dieter im Fernsehen gesehen
Ich sage Super Dieter, Halleluja
Dieter, bitte, bitte, komm zu mir
Ich war außer Kontrolle und ich wusste nicht wohin
Da gabst du, Super Dieter, meinem Leben einen Sinn
Ich sage Super Dieter, Halleluja, Dieter Bürgy, Halleluja
Dieter, bitte, bitte, komm zu mir, Super Dieter
Super Dieter, Halleluja, Super Dieter, Halleluja
Super Dieter, Halleluja, Super Dieter, Halleluja
Dieter, bitte, bitte, komm zu mir
Super Dieter

Ballyhoo! – Renegade Lyrics (feat. Ted Bowne)

[Verse 1: Howi]
Don’t like the music on the radio
Feels like it’s written for an imbecile
Dumbed down for   mass   consumption, there’s no   feeling at all
Dumb sounding crass presumption   from the industry mall
I got melodies forever, I’m a retro   jukebox
It’s   a   felony we never   see respect, we   just kick rocks
But I guess these are the prices when you cling to the 90s
A time when there was substance, that’s when we started grinding
[Chorus: Howi]
I’m a renegade
Oh, ’cause I’m a renegade
‘Cause I’m a renegade
Oh, I’m just a renegade
(Oh)
[Verse 2: Howi]
Stick to your guns when someone tells you to drop it
‘Cause you got a vision and now they’re trying to stop it
You’re bound to hit bottom when you’re trying rock it
But there’s plenty of stone, pick up your hammer and knock it
They think they know what’s best
Keep your creations close to your chest
‘Cause it’s the only way that I can stay elevated
And pride is just priceless, can’t afford to go change it
[Chorus: Howi]
I’m a renegade
Oh, ’cause I’m a renegade
‘Cause I’m a renegade
Oh, I’m just a renegade
(Oh)
[Bridge: Howi]
Renegade
Wanna retain my sanity, stay in love with this serenade
Gonna go down with the ship through the crushing abyss
Disarray from the stupid mistakes and career smoke grenades
Sail away
Got my own crusade, I will not be played
[Verse 3: Ted]
Why do they think they know what’s best for me? My hand, it moves for no one else, hey
Get up and drive and move it inside, do the same thing every day
(Every day)
Light up the vibe and move it outside, get rest and then replay
(Then replay)
Take another hit for the team, make sure you mean just what you say
(What you say)
Sell out the spot with a line around the block, get paid with no delay
[Chorus: Howi and Ted]
‘Cause I’m a renegade
Oh, ’cause I’m a renegade
‘Cause I’m a renegade
Oh, I’m just a renegade
(Oh)
[Bridge: Howi]
Renegade
Wanna retain my sanity, stay in love with this serenade
Gonna go down with the ship through the crushing abyss
Disarray from the stupid mistakes and career smoke grenades
Sail away
Got my own crusade, I will not be played

Mcnd – Ice Age Lyrics

Come into ice age
Let me freeze you
Let me freeze you
Let me freeze you
Break the ice now Come into ice age
Come into ice age
Come into ice age
우린 앗
차가워! Make it 눈 ice hail
Make it 눈 ice hail
Make it 눈 ice hail
Tell me what you think about us
두말할 것도 없이 the best
Castle J
Bic
민재
휘준 and win
이래라 저래라 쟤들이 뭐래나 맘대로 we’re chillin’
대충 할 수 없어 이젠 내 언행이 저들의 wish list
무대 위 뜨겁고 빛나 but 녹지 않아 icy 삐까뻔쩍
번쩍 전례 없던 그룹의 groovy 분위기 더 무르익었어
쏟아지는 눈과 아이컨택 중 ya
저들이 바라는 걸 만들어 줄게
그게 내 소박한 꿈 ya
Do you wanna play with me? Come into ice age
Come into ice age
Come into   ice   age
우린   앗
차가워! Make it   눈   ice hail
Make it   눈 ice hail
Make it 눈 ice   hail
우린 앗
차가워! Make it   눈 ice hail
Make   it 눈 ice hail
Make it 눈 ice hail
Freeze
Don’t move 전부 가져와
시끄러 잔말 말고 now
Your mind and heart
니 1분 1초까지 다
누군가 물어 누구신지? Come into ice age
Come into ice age
Come into ice age
우린 앗
차가워! Make it 눈 Ice hail
Make it 눈 Ice hail
Make it 눈 Ice hail
Leggo
You can’t break us
Welcome to ice age
Watch out! 우린 앗
차가워! Come into ice age
Come into ice age
Come into ice age
우린 앗
차가워! 그럼 내 손을 잡아
Uh no matter what they say
걱정 마 우린 go up
널 끌어들여 그냥 가만히 우릴 봐
얼어버린 채 all right
원하는 걸 네게 줄게
Yeah we don’t melt
우린 앗
차가워! 그럼 내 손을 잡아
Uh no matter what they say
걱정 마 우린 go up
널 끌어들여 그냥 가만히 우릴 봐
얼어버린 채 all right
원하는 걸 네게 줄게
Yeah we don’t melt
우린 앗
차가워! 설명 안 해 우린 굳이
But 보란 듯이 지금 이 무대 위를 얼리고
손짓 하나로 가뿐히 다 부시지
구미가 당긴다면 들어와 친구들 끌어와 어서 와
Cool하다 못해 차가워 근데 이건 아직 빙산의 일각
Woah (just go, Just go)
Make it snow (앗 차
앗 차거)
Do you wanna play with me?

Two Door Cinema Club – Impatience Is A Virtue Lyrics

But I can tell that you’re holding onto things that won’t fly
And I can tell you don’t like it
And you’re beginning to let go of the shit to get by
[Pre-Chrous]
So hold on, hold on to what you wanna do
It won’t do you no harm
You can’t tell, you can’t tell what you’re weakest for
You have to reconcile
[Chorus]
Things are slipping out of reach
And you are getting impatient, impatient, oh
Things are slipping out of reach
And you are getting impatient, impatient, oh
[Verse 2]
And I could see in the distance
But what a way that this was not what we wanted by far
We tried a different direction
It suited better to go this way than make life that hard
[Pre-Chorus]
So right now, right now is where I wanna be
You couldn’t change my mind
You won’t know, you won’t know if it was good advice
And leave it all behind
[Chorus]
Things are slipping out of reach
And you are getting impatient, impatient, oh
Things are slipping out of reach
And you are getting impatient, impatient, oh
[Outro]
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da [Intro]
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da, da-da-da
[Verse 1]
Are you ready to move on?

Mt. Joy – Us Lyrics

Love for heaven, love for satan, neither’s worth the conversation
When everyone is just swinging in the dark
When every river’s over run I’ll swim across my parents lawn
And wonder how we argue till we’re gone
So sing for me that golden key, the one that would remind me
Of deeply falling for you
A smile is worth a kingdom come when love is but a siren song
It hit me like a brick and then it’s gone
So sing to me sweetly, don’t apologize for what you had to do
A 35 a photograph, it’s grainy but I see your laugh
In that ancient summer sunburn where our love was born
And everything was perfect but you were staring at the surface
And I always got the feeling you’d start digging
Love for heaven, love for satan, neither’s worth a conversation
I just hope you get where you belong in the siren song

Amir Tataloo – Az Panjere Bebin Biroono Lyrics

یه شب کمرنگ و تاریک و سرد
تو بیا همدم یه کاری کن
شدی یه دیوونه ی   طرد
هنو   به قبلا دچاری   چون
یه تغییر لازمه واست
که تاثیر داره   هر نگاه بد رو هر تار موهات
یادمه من زیر زنجیری که بافتم رو سرت
میشستم و هر تار موت میشد واسم
یه پروانه تو باد
یادمه هر دونه اشکت واسه من انبوه غم بود
اما امروز تو ازم بیزار پریم از اندوه و کمبود
یادمه هر روز یه برنامه ی خوب هر روز یه دیدار
ولی امروز دوریم از هم فقط عکست رو دیوار
از پنجره ببین بیرونو که چه دوری از مقصدم
از پنجره ببین بیرونو
از پنجره ببین بیرونو همه رویاها یخ زدن
هنوز هر جا که میری بهونمو میگیری
نمیتونی اینو انکار کنی داری بی من میمیری
هنو روزی هزار بار تو روز عکسامو میبینی
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Foy Vance – Thank You For Asking Lyrics

You bit into watermelon
Juices dripped down off your chin to your delight
Never dreamed that it could be so ripe
And taste just like a little slice of heaven
Then you picked up your napkin
And you tapped it on your mouth from side to side
Never dreamed that such an act could drive my senses wild
I wished I was watermelon
Or any other kind of fruit
You’d consume
Dragon, grape or passion
Oh yes, I’m feeling fine my dear
But thank you for asking
We talked all through the morning
And we kissed right from the early afternoon
Till the sun set on a sea so blue, replaced by the moon
And music for dancing
And in the wee small hours
Me and you, stuck like glue
Lost in our romancing
Oh yes, I’m feeling fine my dear
But thank you for asking
Come the morning and we’ll begin again
I’ll kiss your skin
With an educated fashion
Oh yes, I’m feeling fine my dear
But thank you for asking

Cupcakke – Discounts Lyrics

Underrated but I know they hate it and ain’t no debating that I’m elevating
Ever since I made it, niggas that I dated acting aggravated, ’cause I’m fragulated
You send ten bands for a verse back but your verse whack so I got you waiting
And every time I send a verse back, they on thin ice ’cause they know I’m skating
And that bitch is lurking on Instagram, tryna find out where my wealth bouncin’
Same bitches walkin’ in Walmart to get free shit in self-checkout
Let it marinate, give it ten seconds
Different L’s, just different lessons
Now this nigga wanna share blessings ’cause the p*ssy tighter than a pair of leggings
I’m cool, nigga, I’m good, nigga
I’m so damn straight
Put a nigga in quarantine when he see the chopper, make ’em don’t leave gate
And when I need that Birkin bag, don’t go in stores, I call up Trey
And you know I stomp the yard in this bitch, when I make wine from the grapes
‘Cause I got discounts on discounts
If you think that I’m soft
And it’s that big discount, bitch
Knockin’ half your shit off
I got discounts on discounts
If you think that I’m soft
Chopper go "Boom, boom, boom, boom"
Knockin’ half your shit off
I need an umbrella
Bitch this drip, drop (What else?)
We in Bora Bora
Takin’ drip trips
I’m in the Rolls Royce
You in a Lyft, Lyft (Skrr)
I heard your album
I just skip, skip
That shit was weak as hell
On the [?]
So fly like Tinkerbell
Foreign [?] my English fail
You out bein’ a hoe, while I’m pickin’ up dough
It look like my pizza fell
Travellin’ from dick to dick
Might as well go get your visa mailed (Hahaha)
I’m on that gang shit
Blow out your brains bitch
I had your family holdin’ up signs, like "Say his name, bitch" (On God)
Don’t get too anxious
‘Cause shit get dangerous
This bitch didn’t wax my eyebrows right, went out with a bang, bitch
You are a nobody with nobodies
And you shaped with no body (God damn)
Gon’ make a nigga put a date on me, yeah call him Yo Gotti
My whips got horsepowers, so I might as well pick a Megan for hotties
Bitch got bars and love [?] Did I drop soap? Yeah, probably
‘Cause I got discounts on discounts
If you think that I’m soft
And it’s that big discount, bitch
Knockin’ half your shit off
I got discounts on discounts
If you think that I’m soft
Chopper go "Boom, boom, boom, boom"
Knockin’ half your shit off Yeah, must not want me to have to ask
Niggas want smoke, I pass the gas
Milkin’ this shit like half and half
Two nights of the Drac’, that’s back to back
I had a nigga that text my phone like "Bae, get ready, go pack a bag"
Said he on his way, in the back of the cab, I said "Hold on, I have to laugh" (Hahahaha)
On the gang, niggas broke as hell, ain’t doing well, straight buffing
I’m cupcakKe, but I’ll muff a bitch so motherf*ckers just call me "Muffins" (Brrra)
Couple bitches claimin’ they want smoke ’til I pull up with the Dutches
Come around, screamin’ "Ten toes down", be the same bitches with crutches
Yeah, bitch, no, I’m not feelin’ ya
f*ck 12, no pedophilia
Keep a bank with me like Azealia
On the verse, then I’m billy, yeah
Nigga thought he was gettin’ ass
If you show cash, just throw bread
But I think the f*ck not… like Cardi forehead!

Bankrol Hayden – Drop A Tear Lyrics (feat. Lil Baby)

[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh,   uh,   uh, uh)
My head   went straight up, we confused
So many   times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t   move   on,   you know the   news had me   dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
[Verse 1: Bankrol Hayden]
Uh, like I ain’t trippin’
I was caught up in your ways
I’m tryna put on for my brothers, that’s my focus nowadays
Like now I’m trippin’
‘Cause you was leavin’ anyway
And your emotions out of place
I never thought that you would change, I swear
Shit so real, I got the chills
I done made this shit so real
Made some money out this deal
Finna pay my momma bills
For my brothers I drill
Spin up, I brought no chill
Get jammed up, we gon’ see who real
In the hospital bed, I was poppin’ them pills, yeah, yeah
Me and you ain’t close, as we just used to be
Used to be
People hit me up, but I ain’t used to it
Family askin’ favors ’cause I got some money now
When I get that money all these bitches actin’ funny now
[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
[Verse 2: Lil Baby]
Baby
Told the dealer, got the best appeal lawyer in Georgia
I’ma get it for you
Cookin’ up them meals, make sure I eat
You know I tear for you
Can’t believe no meal to turn sour
I would’ve killed for you
Left me at lowest, I can’t even say I still love you
I’m the type to tell lil’ bro “Don’t shoot”
He gon’ still bust you
Comin’ up, my life was hard
Fat daddy died, we was still in the car
He just did a five, make you doin’ time again
I can’t lose, no, so I gotta win
I love my dawgs, I ain’t gotta friend
Woo ’bout to touch down, he just did ten
Back on the wall, how the f*ck I’ma fall? Buckin’ the law, give a f*ck ’bout your plan
When I hop out my car, my gun in my hand
Niggas switch up and I don’t even know why, it’s so many shit I don’t understand
I can’t drop no tears now
I’ve been cold for some years now
[Chorus: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used
But I can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
We’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
Can’t move on, you know the news had me dropped
‘Cause we’ve come too far, you know we come from the jungle
[Outro: Bankrol Hayden]
I almost dropped a tear for you, uh
I always throw my pain on you (Uh, uh, uh, uh)
My head went straight up, we confused
So many times that we’ve been traded, we’ve been used When I stand on my team, do you understand?

Dissidenten – Fata Morgana Lyrics

Silnaakum ?alaa Sfaa ?alaa Halaa khanha dfaa
Silnaakum ?alaa Sfaa ?alaa Halaa khanha dfaa
Fi Hwab shkhiirkum TaalaH
Hwab shkhiirkum TaalaH
Fi Hwab shkhiirkum TaalaH
Hwab shkhiirkum TaalaH
Tlabnaa kum haatuu shifaa idwaa’ fii idi hlijifaa
Tlabnaa kum haatuu shifaa idwaa’ fii idi hlijifaa
Tahba bil jaralHas saama’
Bil jaralHas saama’
Tahba bil jaralHas saama’
Bil jaralHas saama’
MiSbaahak nuuruu Tfaa yaa la’maa ?aqalinaa Hfaa
MiSbaahak nuuruu Tfaa yaa la’maa ?aqalinaa Hfaa
Tilfinaa wad diniaas waaia’
Wad diniaas waaia’
Tilfinaa wad diniaas waaia’
Wad diniaas waaia’
Tklam bikduub u hifaa ?abdi khidmuhi shirfa
Tklam bikduub u hifaa ?abdi khidmuhi shirfa
Yaakul Saabat kul zaara’
Saabat kul zaara’
Yaakul Saabat kul zaara’
Saabat kul zaara’
Silnaa kum haatuu ha Sifaa fii Haala Zurfhaa tilfa
Silnaa kum haatuu ha Sifaa fii Haala Zurfhaa tilfa
YaHlaf min huu Taama’
Min huu Taama’
YaHlaf min huu Taama’
Min huu Taama’
Tismuu irzaqna bilhfa wiHnaa anshuufuu brrija fir’uun maa

Stefan Raab – Wir Kiffen! Lyrics

(Gitarrensolo)
…da hat der Bruno aber Lunte gerochen! -Hip Hop! Moment, pass? Pscht, pscht, pscht! beim Kiffen
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Oh oh, na begriffen? -Was? Bruno, gib noch ma? … Gut du gibst
-Quiet, please! [Strophe 11]
Auch Peter Maffay findet’s fein
Doch er ist zum Kiffen noch zu klein
-Hast du ein Problem? -Ja, ich! …und hast dir beide Beine gebrochen
-Aber ha’m sie schon mit’m Zahnstocher geschient. -Jaa…! Musik aus
Ma? [Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? ma?, ey stop, stop, stop, stop! Ist Zeit fur’n Solo, oder? -Ich bin hier! (-Ja)
Ich hab noch, ah… (-Ich hab so Bock auf Pommes!) …kalt, kalte Ravioli noch
Von gestern. Tu d’s Zeugs weg, ich weiß nicht, was das war! [Strophe 1]
Hier riecht es komisch, das ist weil (wir kiffen)
Und manchmal kommt die Polizei
Ich bau’ mir jetzt mal so’n Teil
Das finden die bestimmt auch geil
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Oh oh, na begriffen? -Wo, hier? Da lob’ ich mir den Stefan Raab, (-Wieso?)
Der lehnt das Kiffen strengstens ab! Hallo, Freunde, hallo Freunde! -Mach, ma?! Meine Damen und Herren, an der Gitarre:
Bruno Santana! s Zeug weg! [Strophe 5 – Gtarrensolo]
-So, ich hatte da ein? (-Jaa, geil!)
-Und, ah, Kakao
-Wer hat Bock, ‘ne Runde Tischtennis zu spielen? …
Refrain, Refrain! …la la la…
(Steel Drum Solo)
Was los? Po?, Polizei, oder wat! Wiss? Jetzt bleib hier! Seit ihr noch, seit ihr noch, da? (Gitarrensolo)
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Oh oh, na begriffen? -Okay…1,2,3
Und auch der Buntspecht drauß im Wald
Ist Tag und Nacht nur zugeknallt
Sogar das Zebra und das Gnu
Sind schon am Morgen völlig zu
Und nicht zuletzt Rudi Carell
Ist Chef vom Coffee-Shop Kartell
Und auch der Haifisch an den Riffen
Sagt gerne mal: Hallo!? [Strophe 2]
(Auch Boris Beck…, achso, noch nicht… Tschuldigung, zu früh!)
Auch Boris Becker, das macht Mut
War nur auf Gras so richtig gut
Und auch das Kind von Steffi Graf
Schläft nach dem kiffen richtig brav
Ich sag dir, Dieter Thomas Heck
Hat stets ne Tüte im Gepäck
Und aus Berlin Klaus Wowereit
Ist nicht nur schwul, sondern auch breit — “Und das ist auch gut so, liebe Genossinen und Genossen”
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? Jetzt! Einen hab ich noch, einen hab ich noch! Da wird der Herr Santana aber sauer, wenn er das hört hier! [Strophe 10]
So, ha’m wir, ha’m wir schon was zu RTL wir müssen mal
Was zu RTL sagen auch, oder? mal Fenster auf, tu, tu d? (Gelächter)
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada…
-Jetzt hab ich die Halfte vom Text nicht unter gekriegt! [Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada…
[Strophe 13 – Gitarrensolo]
Bruno! Steel Drum? -Check it out! Ich würde gerne auch mal ziehen
-Nein, du bist zu klein
Ich kann dich gar nicht seh’n, wo bist du denn? ma? -Naja, ich stehe direkt vor dir! Egal! -Ja, Runde, Rundlauf jetzt
-Ja, ok, komm. -Bist du wieder von der Teppichkante gefallen? Vorschlag zu m…
Meine Damen und Herren, an der Gitarre: Bruno Santana! -Tischtennis? [Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Und Peter Maffay ist zu klein
[Strophe 12]
-Hast du noch wat da? -Was zu essen? Auch Dieter Bohlen schreibt nen Song
Nur ganz, ganz selten ohne Bong
Selbst Doktor Helmut Karasek
Knallt taglich zwanzig Kilo weg
Bei Toni Marshall ist es klar
Der raucht sogar sein eig’nes Haar
Und auch im Bundestag ist’s Brauch
Und alle zieh’n an Rezzo’s Schlauch
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? Bleib hier! Gas, hier! [Strophe 6]
-Hat hier ah hier, hat hier einer ein Heliumluftballon dabei? auf! -One, two, one, two! ihr, ich hab was gehort irgendwie
Ma? Da Ha’m wa’ aba noch mal Gluck gehabt…
Auch bei der Bundeswehr, der Spies
Verkauft das aller größte Piece
Und der Grund fur Rudolf Scharpings Speed
Ist aller, allerfeinstes Weed
Es haut Sabine Christiansen
Sich auch mal gerne ein’ in Pansen
Man nennt korrekt der Edmund Stoiber
In Fachkreisen nur den Betäuber
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Oh oh, na begriffen? [Strophe4]
-Ma? Ha, ha, ha, ha, reingelegt! [Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? [Strophe 8 – Steeldrum Solo]
-So, ist Zeit wieder, wieder Zeit fur’n Solo, jetzt, oder? -Man muss auch, loslassen
-Muss auch…
Moment! …nix passiert! Das ist nicht so scheiße! [Strophe 7]
Oh, scheiße, ah, schalt um…
Auch Martin Schmitt kommt ohne Pflanze
Auch nicht so richtig von der Schanze
Und Rudi Völler lasst auf Reisen
Auch gerne mal die Tüte kreisen
Und kaum zu glauben, Kaiser Franz
Streut sich das Zeug auf seinen …
Fur Dieter Baumann ist’s zu spät
Der raucht jetzt nur noch Blend-a-Med
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? Von RTL der Hansi Maar
Bestellt sein Zeug in Sansibar
Und auch der nette Klöppels’s Peter
Ist freiberuflich Stoffvertreter
Und auch der böse Taliban
Steckt sich mal gerne einen an
Jedoch der aller großte Nehmer
Ist selbstverstandlich Heiner Brehmer
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? mal Musik aus. [Strophe 3]
Angela Merkels Blick von weit
Sieht aus, als wär die auch schon breit
Und Friedrich Merz von der Union
Der klaut das Zeug bei seinem Sohn
Und Helmut Markwort, der vom Focus
Der dampft schon morgens auf’m Lokus
Und auch der schöne Mehmet Scholl
Ist sehr bekannt beim deutschen Zoll
[Hook]
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Dadadada… wir kiffen
Na begriffen? [Strophe 9]
-Hallo! So scheiße ist das auch nicht! Ma? aus, ma? ma? Steel Drum Solo! -Wat zu futtern!

Co Shu Nie – Supercell Lyrics

僕をつくる機械からいつも雷鳴のような音が鳴り響いていた
身体を引き裂く稲妻
産まれた僕はただ仕分けされていく
キレイにラッピングされて【少数派】と貼られるのだ
包装紙とリボンで結ばれたって
生きてる自覚は絶やさずに燃やすの
体まで焦がすような稲妻が跡を落とす
その時を待っている   今
Hook hook ≒ echo
Supercell
知らない誰かにとって都合のいい情報に操作されて生きるつもりはないな
カテゴライズされていくごとに心が名前に縛られてはいない?
答えはいらないの   僕はなにものでもない
はりつめたただの混沌
もう   おだまり
傍観者はいらん
カミナリを撃てよ君の心に
世界に順応してやるものか
答えはいらないの   僕は何者でもない
もがいてるただの混沌でいたい
Hook hook ≒ echo
心を解き放つ雷鳴を響かせる
その時はすぐそこだ   身体を引き裂け稲妻
Hook hook ≒ echo
Supercell