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Abby Jasmine – Chevy Lyrics (feat. Beam)

We in the Mazzi, baby,   this   ain’t a Chevy
I   heard the squad eatin’, when nobody   fed me
Can’t comprehend how they all on my dick and they ain’t ever met me
[Verse 1: Abby Jasmine]
Ain’t no hunnids involved, I don’t think I’ma go out (Go out)
I ain’t comin’ to meetings and shit that we already spoke ’bout (Spoke ’bout)
I’m so sick and tired, niggas thinkin’ that they the bro now (They the bro now)
I replied to ’em one time, niggas think we close now (Oh yeah)
I had to fire a couple managers, I hope they know it’s just business (Oh yeah)
Couple of grams to the fiends every day, I make better decisions, yeah (Oh yeah)
Don’t gotta meet face to face, I could tell you a lame from a distance (Oh yeah)
I ball Scottie Pippen and my lawyer never trippin’, yeah
[Pre-Chorus: Abby Jasmine]
Please don’t get closer
Sayin’ you real, like trippin’
Got a good my shoulders
But my wrist in the kitchen
They said as you get older, you gon’ look at this shit different
And my heart been goin’ colder, every day that I’m existin’
[Chorus: Abby Jasmine]
I’m talkin’ shit when I walk in, who gonna check me? We in the Mazzi, baby, this ain’t a Chevy
I heard the squad eatin’, when nobody fed me
Can’t comprehend how they all on my dick and they ain’t ever met me
[Outro: Abby Jasmine]
Trippin’ off me
We in the Mazzi, baby, this ain’t a Chevy
Sorry, no, oh-oh
Walk in
Can’t comprehend how they all on my dick and they ain’t ever met me We in the Mazzi, baby, this ain’t a Chevy
I heard the squad eatin’, when nobody fed me
Can’t comprehend how they all on my dick and they ain’t ever met me
[Verse 2: BEAM]
I can’t get got (Got)
Last time I got got, I was takin’ shots (Shots)
I’m tired of bitches, I’m tired niggas (Yeah)
I’m tired of functions, I’m sick of these prophets that don’t know their scriptures (Yeah, yeah)
And their issues, I did what I had to do to get it done
Jump from the free-throw
TSA, I ain’t on clear
I’m too brrr, word to Moncler
This ain’t goofy your opp call it free-care
Oops I mean carefree, see I don’t care
I ain’t public, baby, ain’t no free shares
Put it into fruition, a billionnaire
The tribe [?] got his mind
Yeah [?] man
When I slip it, no [?]
Strike lightning, no thunder
This ah not Toyota Corolla
It’s a Mazzi
Six dread heads and lobby, copy
[Chorus: Abby Jasmine]
I’m talkin’ shit when I walk in, who gonna check me? We in the Mazzi, baby, this ain’t a Chevy
I heard the squad eatin’, when nobody fed me
Can’t comprehend how they all on my dick and they ain’t ever met me
I’m talkin’ shit when I walk in, who gonna check me? [Chorus: Abby Jasmine]
I’m talkin’ shit when I walk in, who gonna check me?

John Smith – Blunderbussintro Lyrics

[Scratch Intro]
“John”
“Here me coming”
“John”
“Here me coming”
“John”
“Here me coming”
[Verse One]
For a short period of time the beers were sworn off
And it was getting ridiculous so the beards been shorn off
It was exciting, the plastic of my own CD’s getting torn off
The novelty hasn’t worn off
In fact it’s awe inspiring
I gained a certain admiration for the rewiring
Not that it ain’t tiring any more
I’m aware that as much as I bring there’s plenty more
Lying in wait and ready to be tackled
So I attack what I hate
Even if what I state is making the debacle
Of the latter day MC’s image
Which I liken to historical clubs recreation
Outfitted in vintage threads from noggin to heel
I’ll rep Winnipeg on a toboggan made of steel
With snotty noses and sore throats we chant on Break Bread
With [?] clavers and ski pants on
We love innovation,respect and integrity
Maintain levity, uphold certain traditions selectively
That’s why you never hear me hating on homos
When I dress up funny like Marilyn and put on the dope show
And for those of you who don’t know
This is my solo album
Some call me Skid Row Joe
Mr. Pink Inch
Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo
And Sir Smith the wordsmith
The rubber gut
And this is John Smith’s Blunderbuss
Or in transit
[Scratching]
“John”
“Here me coming”
“John”

Akira The Don – A River Lyrics

The body and its parts are a river
“Everything is just an impression”
Said the Cynic
And the   response   is obvious enough
But   the point is a useful one
If   you take it for what it’s worth
The soul of man   does   violence   to itself first
When   it does its   best to become an abscess
A kind of detached growth from the world
To be vexed by anything that happens
Is a kind of secession from Nature
Which comprises the nature of all things
To be vexed by anything that happens
Is a kind of secession from Nature
And it comprises the nature of all things
The soul of man does violence to itself
When it turns its back on another
Or sets out
To do harm
As the souls of the angry do
When overpowered by pleasure or pain
When it puts on a mask
And does or says anything insincerely and untruly
When it allows its action
And impulse to be
Without a purpose
To be random and disconnected
Even the smallest things ought to be directed
Towards a goal
Of a rational animal, follow the reason and the law of the Gods
Duration:
Momentary
Nature:
Changeable
Perception:
Dim
Condition of Body:
Decaying
Soul:
Spinning around
Fortune:
Unpredictable
Lasting Fame:
Uncertain
[Chorus]
The body and its parts are a river
The soul is a dream and mist
Life is warfare
And a journey far from home
After fame is oblivion
The body and its parts are a river
The soul is a dream and mist
Life is warfare
And a journey far from home
After fame is oblivion
What can guide us? Only philosophy
Which means keeping the demon in man
Free from violence and unharmed
Superior to pleasure and pain
Doing nothing without purpose
No hypocricy
Randomly or dishonestly
Not dependent on any man
Doing or not doing anything
Accept what’s happening
Accept what’s happening (faded)
And all thats allotted as coming from thence
And above all that it accept death
In a cheerful spirit
In a cheerful spirit
And as nothing but the dissolution of that from what it is made
If it doesn’t hurt the individual elements to change
Continually into each other, why are people afraid? Of all of them changing
Separating
Its according to nature
And nothings evil that’s according to nature
Nothings evil that’s according to nature
[Chorus]
The body and its parts are a river
The soul is a dream and mist
Life is warfare
And a journey far from home
After fame is oblivion
The body and its parts are a river
The soul is a dream and mist
Life is warfare
And a journey far from home
After fame is oblivion

Lil’ B – Cornerstore Jaman DJ BasedGod Lyrics

Get this bitch the Jaman
Put the Jaman that Lil B on
You know the bitches go   crazy
Jhifgihsgg   Jaman
Pbvngndsg Jaman (swag)
Ghxzczdfg   Jaman (swag)
Fgjkgjigj Jaman (swag)
Hgdkgfdg Jaman
Jfdgkdjkggf Jaman
Sddsmhjhgh   Jaman (swag)
Dgjkdfgkd crazy-o
Hhjkgkhfnhk crazy-o
Bitch you go so crazy-o (swag)
KATANIKO (KATANIKO)
Hoes come out for Lil B-ah (swag)
Hoes come out for Lil B-ah (KATANIKO)
Hoes come out for Lil B-ah (ayaya!)
Hoes come out for Lil B-ah (ayaya!)
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA (ayaya!)
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA
HOOOOLLLAAA
OYOY QUEQUEQUE
HOOOOLLLAAA (HOOOOLLLAAA)
What’s up, this is Lil B in the building
JAMANA (JAMANA)
JAMANA (JAMANA)
O QUEQUEQUE
JAMANA (JAMANA)
JAMANA (JAMANA)
JAMANA
HOOOOLLLAAA
JAMANA
JAMALA
JAMALA
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA (HOOOOLLLAAA)
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMALA
JAMANA
JAMANA
JAMANA (HOOOOLLLAAA)
JAMANA
JAMANA
OOOOOOOH
Thank you man, this is that paper man
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
SWAG MAN (PAPER MAN)
Do the Paper man
Ukele jump de knot
Get the pics (HOOOOLLLAAA)
Trdtrhtht
Pbhhmhnfg Jaman
Iluiukdfgdfg Jaman
Dhgfghkdfg Jaman
Jotoijyjjytj Jaman
Hi9tiyjhor Jaman
Gjkfgkr Jaman
Yuhkjkryou5 Jaman
Blockada
Blokeasd
Bloked
Go to the Corner Store and get the fish
Get the fish and get the Jaman
Go to the Corner Store and get the Jaman
Where is Lil B?

Saurom Lamderth – Lacrimosa Lyrics

Hay miedo, reta el odio al amor
Cobijados, temen la sinrazón
Busco en el rincón
Más ruin y cruel de mi ser
Alguna razón que justifique el horror…
Y no lo logro entender…
Versos tristes, nacen hoy de mi voz
Cantan en paz, por un mundo mejor…

A Forest Of Stars – Drawing Down The Rain Lyrics

I can hear them ranting
Like a choir of angels, those cunts
Not singing nor dancing here;
All eyes down for the casting
Spell trough scraped dry
Practising our sincerest sorrows;
All full faced to the grind of stone
The drag of that inert through toil of chained wrought sinew
Ragged faces turned up to the rain
Staring down; drawing down the rain
Staring down; drawing down the rain
Drawing down the rain
Drawing down
All our ears are open / all our eyes are smiling
Gracelessly receiving empty threats of heaven
As grist to and from these dark Satanic mills
A barren wasteland dreamt through streets of prescription mist
There is no attenuating this
No attenuating this
Holes in the heart of this city
Holes
Drawing down the rain
Heaven calling; calling through sewer-gratings

Manfred Mann – John Hardy Lyrics

John Hardy was a brave little man
He carried two guns ev’ry day
Killed him a man   in   the West Virginia   land
Oughta seen poor Johnny gettin’ away,   Lord, Lord
Oughta seen poor Johnny gettin’ away
John Hardy was standin’ at the barroom door
He didn’t have a hand in the game
Up stepped his woman and threw down fifty cents
Says, “Deal my man in the game, Lord, Lord…”
John Hardy lost that fifty cents
It was all he had in the game
He drew the forty-four that he carried by his side
Blowed out that poor Negro’s brains, Lord, Lord…
John Hardy had ten miles to go
And half of that he run
He run till he come to the broad river bank
He fell to his breast and he swum, Lord, Lord…
He swum till he came to his mother’s house
“My boy, what have you done?”
“I’ve killed a man in the West Virginia Land
And I know that I have to be hung, Lord, Lord…”
He asked his mother for a fifty-cent piece
“My son, I have no change”
“Then hand me down my old forty-four
And I’ll blow out my agurvatin’ (sic) brains, Lord, Lord…”
John Hardy was lyin’ on the broad river bank
As drunk as a man could be
Up stepped the police and took him by the hand
Sayin’ “Johnny, come and go with me, Lord, Lord…”
John Hardy had a pretty little girl
The dress she wore was blue
She come a-skippin’ through the old jail hall
Sayin’, “Poppy, I’ll be true to you, Lord, Lord…”
John Hardy had another little girl
The dress that she wore was red
She came a-skippin’ through the old jail hall
Sayin’ “Poppy, I’d rather be dead, Lord, Lord…”
They took John Hardy to the hangin’ ground
They hung him there to die
The very last words that poor boy said
“My forty gun never told a lie, Lord, Lord…”

R.a. The Rugged Man – Who Do We Trust? Lyrics (feat. Immortal Technique)

[Intro:]
I’m the last one they should ever let speak
I should save politics for Dead Prez   and   Immortal Technique
Rugged Rugged   Rugged Rugged Rugged Man
Immortal Technique
Our way   of life is under attack, the survival of our friends is in danger
[Verse 1: Immortal Technique]
There’s a new housing plan for the ghetto eventually
Projects for New American Century
False Flag Terrorism controlling you mentally
The gospel in the hands of people with no empathy
A mixture of dangerous social chemistry
Between law enforcement and a military entity
Cameras on the corner of every corner your facing
Testing out if future can stop law on immigration
Power, consolidation information restrictive
Just like the eye and law of oligarchy predicted
Incarcerating the poor among the drug addicted
But not the families of the ruling class is afflicted
Cause it’s a f*ckin’ Caste System like corrupted Hinduism
I think you should listen I been through the system in prison
I been through religion, carried the cross as a Christian
Like it was Antidisestablishmentarianism
Until the siege of Despotism arrested my vision
Lyricism with cynosism and Syllogisms
Until they [??] and kill me in prison
Chemtrails conditions
Stemcells of Leo Strauss’ philosophy, The birth of neo con policy
But i laughed at Americas fear of a New World Order controlling
The hemisphere because my people have been livin’ that for the
Past 500 years
[Chorus]
Intelligence and understanding
The facts they don’t want them to know
No government plan should impose it’s restraints against your will
Who do we trust, Who do we trust
The facts-
Who do we trust, who do we trust
Intelligence
Who can i trust, who can i trust
Who can I trust, Who can I trust
[Verse 2: R.A]
Expose crimes of the power structure, enter the fire because the truth is now treason to the U.S empire
U.S medellin’ in almost every foreign election
Seein’ where the next drone headin’ civillian dead in the Yemen weddin’ dead and barely reported because the weapons were exported from the politicians and the pentagon and Saudis bought it and the babies and the children were slaughtered
The authorization, altercation, deplorable , demoralization
Obedience do or poverty colonize the minority
Social norm is to conform to the Immoral majority
White superiority, suscession of separatism the terrorism of american exceptionalism Go to plan B be free f*ck the tv, f*ck the PD, f*ck a [??], Grey plaque soldier pop corpse rot spin over, Monsato weed killer non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Whistleblower men are afraid of label the threat of a traitor
Exec get legislated tryin’ to supress your behavior
Intelligence Interrogater collectin’ metadata
Condemin’ the messenger and censorin’ the educator
CIA feed the propaganda to the television
In the next edition, the puppets preach it in repition
Loyalty to the monarchy hereditary or elective
f*ck a royal family and f*ck a president selective
HA
[Chorus]
Secret Society
The Secret Oath
Censorship
I-I-Imposed restraints against your will
Who do we trust
Who do we trust
The facts-
Who do we trust
Who do we trust
Intelligence
Who can I trust
Who can I trust
Knowledge may-
Who can I trust
Who can I trust
Informing and alerting
The american people
[Outro:]
“What’s the cadet motto at Westpoint?” You will not Lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.” I- I- I was a CIA director we lied, cheated, we stealed, we stole! It’s like, we had- we had entire training courses! It, It uh- It it it reminds you of the glory of The American Experiment.”

Rebecca Ferguson – Nothing Left But Family Lyrics (feat. Nile Rodgers)

I’d leave them but they’re all of me
Ain’t nothing left but family
I’m already late and there’s a traffic jam
Teacher probably wondering what kind of mother I am
I know what they’re saying and I’d be saying it too
When all I’m ever trying is my best for you, whoa
Ain’t nothing left but family
Who else will tell me, honestly? I woke up straight into a storm
I tell ya, I did set my alarm
Picking up cornflakes from the floor
Kicking off once again
Arabella says she don’t want them no more
Ain’t nothing left but family
Who else will tell me, honestly? I’d leave them but they’re all of me
Ain’t nothing left but family I’d leave them but they’re all of me
Ain’t nothing left but family
(But I love you)
Even when you make a scene in the street
(But I love you)
Even when I haven’t had one wink of sleep
(But I love you)
Even when anybody else would up and leave
Ain’t nothing left but family
Ain’t nothing left but family
Who else will tell me, honestly?

Raleigh Ritchie – Aristocrats Lyrics

Anyway
I’m tongue-tied, brain fried
I’ve sacrificed my whole life
I don’t think you realise but you are in my insides
My brain hurts and it ain’t worth it
I’ll keep hurting, I’ll keep working
I’ll go high when you go low
And I’ll get by, you’ll never know
My brain hurts and I’ll keep working
And you’re inside my, my mind
My whole life and I don’t think you realise
But you are in my insides
I don’t even know if I know my own mind
I don’t even know if I’m on my own time
I don’t even know if I know what’s right for me, yeah
I don’t even want a patch on my jacket
I don’t wanna move another tax bracket
I don’t wanna be a part of my family tree
I don’t wanna turn my back
No, I don’t want a part of that
In the aristocracy
Breathe Sometimes I don’t recognise my mind
Sometimes I wonder if it’s yours or mine
I never saw you cry
And I wonder if that’s why
Sometimes got a skip in my step
And a drink on my breath
This cigarette and I hope that’s all you left
I don’t even know if I know my own mind
I don’t even know if I’m on my own time
I don’t even know if I know what’s right for me, yeah
I don’t even want a patch on my jacket
I don’t wanna move another tax bracket
I don’t wanna be a part of my family tree
I don’t wanna turn my back
But I don’t want a part of that
In the aristocracy
Sometimes I don’t hold my rank
And most times I got you to thank
Oh, you know you’re why
There’s energy in your tank
But I’ve got nothing left in mine
Sometimes I got a skip in my step
And a drink on my breath
And a cigarette and I hope that’s all you left
I don’t even know if I know my own mind
I don’t even know if I’m on my own time
I don’t even know if I know what’s right for me, yeah
I don’t even want a patch on my jacket
I don’t wanna move another tax bracket
I don’t wanna be a part of my family tree
I don’t wanna turn my back
No, I don’t want a part of that
In the aristocracy
Look, f*ck it, I got Nicorette in my pocket
I’ve got memories I suppress, so there
I guess I’ll just forget again
It’s easier that way
I guess I’ve got calls to make and texts to ignore
Ain’t life a bore when you’re a mess?

Lianne La Havas – Paper Thin Lyrics

Paper thin
God only knows the pain you’re in
But the future’s bright
You’ve got God on your side
He’s listening
Love yourself
Or else you can’t love no one else
I know your pain is real
But you won’t let it heal
Paper thin
If you’re trying to lose
You’ll never win
It’s your life
But you’re not the only one who’s suffering
That’s enough
I know you’re made of better stuff
Baby
You’ve got to roam free
Please don’t forget about me
Oh, give me the other key
Oh, your heart’s wide open
There must be another key
Left your heart wide open
Just give me the other key
Your heart is an open door
So let me love you
I just wanna love you
Paper thin
You understand the pain I’m in
Slipping in and out
Of such confidence and overwhelming doubt
But if I love myself
I know I can’t be no one else
Oh no
Don’t go
‘Cause I need you
So, oh, give me the other key
Oh, your heart’s wide open
There must be another key
Left your heart wide open
Just give me the other key
Your heart is an open door
So let me love you
I just wanna love you
They said they’re scared of you
I’m like
Me too, me too
(Me too, me too)
Me too
You say you’re scared of me
We both just want to be free
(Be free, be free)
Be free
Oh, give me the other key
Oh, your heart’s wide open
There must be another key
Left your heart wide open
Just give me the other key
Your heart is an open door
Let me love you
Your heart’s wide open
Your heart’s wide open
(Just give me another key)
Your heart’s wide open
(Just give me another key)
Your heart’s wide open
Just give me another key
Your heart is an open door
So let me love you
I just wanna love you

Kim Petras – Malibu Lyrics

When your eyes are so pacific view, yeah
Fallin’ deep into Curacao blue
And all your kisses taste like
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
Tell me what am I supposed to do
When your eyes are so pacific view, yeah
Fallin’ deep into Curacao blue
And all your kisses taste like
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’ into you
Malibu
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’ into you
Ooh baby, you left me tinglin’
My nails soft peach and the sea salt’s sinkin in
Ooh baby, I don’t need anything
It’s all been peachy since you came crashin’ in
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu
And all your kisses taste like
Malibu (Woo, c’mon, yeah, baby)
Malibu
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’ into you
Malibu
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’, yeah
I’m meltin’, I’m meltin’ into you
All your kisses
Kisses taste like
And all your kisses taste like
Tell me how do I get over you
When your kisses taste like Malibu
Tell me how do I get over you
When your kisses taste like Malibu Tell me how do I get over you?

Jessie Ware – Save A Kiss Lyrics

High anticipation
It’s an emotional trap
Don’t know how you do it
You’re always striking the match
And I think I’m gonna burn now
But then you touch me like that
Learning to be patient
You save the best for the last
Save a kiss for me tonight
Wait for me, no compromise
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Say you want no [?]
Save the thought of me tonight
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Save a little bit of your love
Save it, save it, save it
Lock it up and keep it with you, baby
That last kiss you gave me
I keep on hitting rewind
Now I need you baby
I need another last night
Now my heart is racing
Passing all the places we’ve been
Counting down the minutes
Till I give you all of me
Save a kiss for me tonight
Wait for me, no compromise
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Say you want no [?]
Save the thought of me tonight
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Save a little bit of your love
Save it, save it, save it
Lock it up and keep it with you, baby
Save it, save it, save it
Lock it up and keep it with you, baby
Save a kiss for me tonight
Wait for me, no compromise
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Say you want no [?]
Save the thought of me tonight
Promise you, it won’t be long
Just save a little bit of your love, please baby
Save a little bit of your love
Save it, save it, save it
Lock it up and keep it with you, baby

Jehnny Beth – Heroine Lyrics

All I want is to never fall in love again
All I want is to (?)   my   great body
All I   want is to feel (?) the   way I love and only I can do it
All I want is
All I need is to be (heeeeee)
To be a a heroine
To be
Ooh, a heroine
And I need to be
A heroine
All I want is to go dancing with the devil
All I want is to touch you on every level
All I want is to be the woman you never see
All I want is
And all I need is (and all I need)
A heroine
Yeah, yeah, yeah, to be a heroine
To be, to be a heroine
A heroine
To be, to be a
A heroine
If I hear them say
“She’s not there”
“She must be there”
“She must be there”
If I hear them say
“She’s not there”
“I know she’s there”
“She must be there”
She must be there
A heroine
A heroine
A heroine
She must be there
A heroine
She must be there
A heroine
She must be there
A heroine
She must be there
A heroine
She must be there
She must be there
A heroine

Whitesnake – Lie Down (a Modern Love Song) Lyrics

Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. You give an air of the Dolce Vita,
society’s made a queen out of you. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. So lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. So lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. Woah, you know, m am a, that tonight’s the night,
come on and let your feelings show. Take a look in the mirror,
tell me what you see. Come on, girl, it’ll be alright,
easy does it nice and slow. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. LIE DOWN (A MODERN LOVE SONG)
You got the smile of a Mona Lisa,
know it all an’ giving nothing away
you make the sins of a vestal virgin,
look nothing more that a roll in the hay. If it ain’t sweet surrender
you can blame it on somebody, not the devil in me. So lie down, i think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. If it ain’t sweet surrender
you can blame it on somebody, not the devil in me. Casanova couldn’t take all your virtue
but rock’n’roll is gonna steal it from you. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. Take a look in the mirror,
tell me what you see. Lie down, I think I love you,
lie down, I think I care. – David Coverdale & Micky Moody

Lil’ Tjay – Zoo York Lyrics (feat. Fivio Foreign & Pop Smoke)

Grr, ayy (Ah)
Nah, bow-bow-bow-bow (Woo)
Bow-bow-bow-bow (Hahaha), bow
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Ayy)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Ayy)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Ayy)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Walk in the spot and it’s litty, designer through city, you know I’ma turn up (Ayy)
Bro got the Henney and I got a blunt, f*ck around, throw a band when I burn up (Ayy)
Shawty right here, she a freak and she move like a pro, tryna dance, so I churn her (Bow)
Then she feelin’ my dick, it’s the burner (Ayy)
She ain’t used to my bop, she a learner (Ayy, ayy, ayy)
I had to flex up, I done copped a new pieces to glitter my neck up
They ain’t f*ckin’ protect us, we was young niggas dreamin’ ’bout flingin’ Pateks up (Bow)
They was tryna arrest us, f*ck all them niggas, don’t let me get ‘fessed up (Bow)
Nigga think he a wrestler (Bow), I might just teach him some shit, no semester (Bow-bow-bow-bow)
I gotta, I gotta, I gotta, I gotta get to the bag, ah (Bag)
Damn (Damn), I think I fell in love with the cash
I been in the studio workin’ hard to the max
I can’t (I can’t), I cannot never, ever fall back (Ayy, ayy, ayy)
I’m on my Birkin, nigga (Yeah)
Run up, we murkin’ niggas (Bow)
I got some shooters they ready to ride (Boom, boom, boom)
I send ’em, they lurkin’ nigga (Bow-bow-bow-bow)
I’m on my Birkin, nigga
Run up I’m murkin’ niggas (Gang, gang)
I got some shooters they ready to ride
I send ’em, they lurkin’ nigga (Bow-bow-bow-bow)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Woo)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Look, I’m from the town (I’m from the town)
Send me the ‘addy, I’m huntin’ him down (Grr)
Get off the stage and I jump in the crowd (Ayy)
They keep sayin’ we too wild (Bow)
I fell in love with the crowd (I did)
They fell in love with the sound (They did)
Grr, bow, bow-bow-bow-bow
Attention (Attention), move ’round with a vengeance (Ayy)
Bow, bend ’em, throw it down, offend them
Ayy, ayy, ayy
I’m with the demons and henchmen (I am)
Uh, we can’t wait until we see as a victim
Give me the money, I need it, I’m itchin’ (I am)
Them niggas know when I see them, it’s different (Ayy)
Uh, I know you up to my finger, keep twitchin’ (Ayy)
Bow, leavin’ him lifted (Leavin’ him lifted)
Blicky, blick him (Blick him), blick him (Blick him), blick him (Blick him)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Woo)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Got fifty-two shots in this Glock but a nigga won’t let him
XD, a nigga totin’ [?] Beretta
Rougher than feathers (Don’t get shot)
I leave ’em deader
I got ten bitches suckin’ on my trash
I woo from the floor, yeah, we do it better
I got the hoes like I’m Hugh Hefner
Bitch, I’m a dog, I’m a blue devil
One dead in Nieman, scannin’, it’s readin’
Perc hit, I’m geekin’, shit turned me to a demon
Bad bitch named RiRi, nice, but treeshy
She want me to breed her, I’m like "Nah, bitch, you sneaky"
I make it rain on whoever, I make it rain that Woo weather
Nigga, I put in pain, shooter in the driver in the red Cartier frames
Crush the paper, [?], put an eighth in my spliff, roll
Get in my zone, hop in my Rolls, smokin’ opps to the face
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York (Woo)
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York, Zoo York
Bitch, I’m from Zoo York

Points of Progress: Austria shuts down last coal-fired plant, and more

Einstein’s theory, published in 1915, posits that what we perceive as the force of gravity arises from the curvature of space and time. Sweden became the third European country to exit coal following Austria and Belgium, which shut down its last coal-fired plant in 2016. Points of Progress: Austria shuts down last coal-fired plant, and more

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This is more than feel-good news – it’s where the world is making concrete progress. Staff

Places where the world saw progress, for the May 18, 2020 Monitor Weekly. In a massive overhaul of the European energy industry, many countries are phasing out or immediately ending the use of coal-fired power plants. Austria shut down its last coal-fired power plant on April 17, as part of the country’s plan to end the use of fossil fuels by 2030. Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia has ended the death penalty for minors. Loading… The ESO discovery is a result of astronomers precisely measuring the orbit (at 16 years per orbit) of a star tracing a rosette-shaped pattern around a massive black hole, rather than the elliptical orbit predicted by Newtonian physics. Saudi Arabia also banned flogging as a form of punishment in the same week. The black hole has a mass estimated to be   4 million times that of the sun. Weiss/CXC/NASA/Reuters/File

In this artist’s image, a ring of stars circles the Milky Way’s central black hole. May 8, 2020

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1. In 2019, the kingdom executed a record 184 people. Saudi Arabia holds the record for the highest number of executions after Iran and China, according to Amnesty International. Austria closed its last coal-fired plant, a Mellach facility, on April 17, 2020. The latest discovery by ESO gives further confirmation of Einstein’s theory. United StatesScientists at The Florida Aquarium have figured out how to get ridged cactus coral to reproduce in the lab for the first time. (BBC, Al Jazeera) The star is circling the black hole Sagittarius A*, located at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. A roundup of positive stories to inspire you. The government plans to shutter the remaining gas-fired and oil-fired power plants by the end of the decade to complete its transition to generating energy from renewable sources. European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomers in Chile found a star “dancing” around a black hole in the Milky Way on April 16, as predicted by Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. “The decree helps us in establishing a more modern penal code,” said commission President Awwad Alawwad. (The Independent, CNBC)4. “Scientific breakthroughs that have a direct impact on protecting and restoring our natural environment is why we exist,” said Roger Germann, president and CEO of The Florida Aquarium. (CNN, Yale Environment 360)2. The aquarium participates in Project Coral, a program that aims to repopulate the world’s diminishing coral reefs. Six European countries are expected to follow suit by 2025 or earlier. It was one of the many species rescued from Florida’s waters after a major disease outbreak in 2014 wiped out nearly 35% of the reef. Austria

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Swans swim near a power plant in Mellach, Austria. (Reuters)3. Chile

M. Since the lab’s spawning success in early April, more than 350 coral babies have been released into the ocean, where scientists hope they will get to work rebuilding the third-largest coral reef in the world. Instead, convicted minors will serve a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in juvenile detention centers. On April 26, its state-backed Human Rights Commission announced a royal decree by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud that exempts minors from execution.

The entrepreneurs say their emphasis on the social benefit of creating jobs for people with disabilities, rather than lecturing about the environment, is the key to their success. 5. Ethiopia lags behind other East African countries, such as Rwanda and Kenya, in reducing its plastic consumption and production primarily because of cost. EthiopiaA group of entrepreneurs in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is helping to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags and provide a livelihood for women who are deaf or partially deaf. After the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, the country’s greenhouse gas emissions surged because all 42 of its operable nuclear power plants were taken offline. JapanJapan’s greenhouse gas emissions hit a record low for the year ending in March 2019, since the country started measuring greenhouse gas emissions in 1990. Teki, which employs 18 deaf workers and has more than 50 clients, is challenging the narrative that paper bags are too expensive – all through sign language. (The Guardian)6. The world’s fifth-largest carbon emitter aims to cut emissions by 26% from its 2013 levels by 2030. (Thomson Reuters Foundation) However, wider use of renewable energy and a gradual return to nuclear power, including the restart of nine reactors, allowed Japan to consistently see a reduction in emissions for five straight years. “With our paper bags we want to provide people with the opportunity to change the lives of deaf people, and through this create an alternative way to fight plastic,” says Clement Piguet, one of Teki’s co-founders. Japan seems to be on track with the latest 3.9% drop, for a total 12% reduction in emissions. Teki Paper Bags, an enterprise developed by women, has sold almost 1 million handmade paper bags.

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Wisdom from WWII vets as COVID-19 puts V-E Day on hold

It’s free. This story was reported by The Associated Press. Richard Drew contributed from New York and Raf Casert from Brussels.Editor’s note: As a public service, the Monitor has removed the paywall for all our coronavirus coverage.
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Sullivan is proud of his service, he points out that it wasn’t just the soldiers who won the war. “I had visions of fighting it out with the Japanese.”While Mr. As they mark Victory in Europe Day on Friday, they also are dealing with loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Not many of us are here now.”It is also a time to remember – not just the war but its aftermath. Hay said. “He’s walking around like nothing happened.”Remembering The Joy Of HomecomingV-E Day was the end of four days of celebration for Ken Hay.It began when the former prisoner of war got his first sight of home in almost a year from a Lancaster bomber he flew back in.”I went back to get a glimpse of England and was at first disappointed to see only water, but quickly realized that I was looking backwards … He attributes his longevity to “blind luck” and determination.”To me, the greatest thing that you can do is challenge the world,” he said. That’s what keeps me going.”
Fake news 101: A guide to help sniff out the truthMr. Everyone was involved in the defeat of Adolf Hitler.”We just did our bit,” he said. Kersh is proud that Europe has remained largely peaceful since then, and for his role in defeating the Nazis.”I may have been a small cog,” Mr. sergeant kissing a French girl at the end of Nazi occupation.Mr. Sullivan has taken a philosophical view to lockdown and the downsizing of the anniversary celebrations. Hay and his family listened to Winston Churchill’s broadcast, then attended a special service at church.”We were walking back home … when I heard footsteps,” Mr. He was in the hospital two days and spent another week recovering.”That was it,” she said. Mr. By the time he got to London, the party was over.The cancellation of festivities marking the 75th anniversary of V-E Day offered fresh disappointment.”There’s nothing going on, which is a great shame because this is the last chance those who took part in the war will have,” he said.”If you wait for another five years – 80 years – I don’t think many of us will be here. “Can you get leave?”On V-E Day, Mr. We just threw our arms around each other. Loading… where he worked for magazines such as Look and Life and has fond memories of photographing celebrities including Sophia Loren, John. Serving in the 4th Dorset Battalion of the 43rd Wessex Division, he was separated from his brother, Bill, and captured by Germans during the invasion of Normandy. “And most of these challenges I win. Kersh likes to joke that he was probably the last British soldier to learn the Nazis had surrendered. Vaccaro’s grit carried him into a lifetime of photography that began as a combat infantryman when he stowed a camera and captured close to 8,000 photographs.One of his famous images, “Kiss of Liberation,” showed a U.S. “But I made sure that I never let the greater machine down!”’Something Had To Be Done’Forgive British veteran Bob Sullivan for being unfussed about V-E Day.After all, on May 8, 1945, he was lying in Cossham Hospital, having been wounded in the closing days of the fight to defeat the Nazis.As he couldn’t move because of a plaster cast on his leg, he wasn’t even able to attend a celebratory supper.But more than that. Here is some of their testimony.Surviving Normandy And COVID-19Tony Vaccaro is one of the few people alive who can claim to have survived the Battle of Normandy and COVID-19.He was dealt a bad hand early, as his mother died during childbirth a few years before tuberculosis claimed his father. Hay wired his brother. And then, rather like a medal ribbon, there was the edge of the water, a grayish-blue, the white breakers, a white cliff edge and then green grass – there’s no color like English green,” he said.The past 11 months had been grim. Mr. His movements are restricted, so something simple – like a walk in the sunshine – is more meaningful than a parade these days.”We have a beautiful park here,” he said. Hay learned Bill was stationed nearby.”Home,” Mr. Wisdom from WWII vets as COVID-19 puts V-E Day on hold

Veterans mark the 75th Victory in Europe Day on Friday without celebrations amid the raging pandemic. He was forced to work in a coal mine until the Nazi war machine began to unravel, and he was liberated in Germany by American troops.After returning home to London, Mr. “I turned around and there was my brother running down the road to get home, and he’d spotted us. Something had to be done.”Now a pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a home for Army veterans, Mr. F. “Everyone was in the same boat. Kersh said. "To me, the greatest thing that you can do is challenge the world," said one senior who survived the Battle of Normandy and COVID-19. "That’s what keeps me going."

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World War II Veteran Mervyn Kersh poses in front of his house with a picture of himself in uniform in London on May 4, 2020. By age 5, he was an orphan in Italy. Vaccaro documented the reconstruction of Europe and returned to the U.S. Sullivan points out that the war wasn’t really over.”The war in the Far East was still going on,” he said. By World War II he was an American G.I.Now, he is recovering from COVID-19. The last time I’d seen him was out in the field in Normandy.”Both went into town in their uniforms. There were crowds everywhere, and some girls called for a kiss.”Who were we to demur?” he said.Missing The Big Party – TwiceMervyn Kersh likes to joke that he was probably the last British soldier to learn the Nazis had surrendered.Pvt. May 8, 2020

By Danica Kirka
Associated Press

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Seventy-five years after World War II ended in Europe, The Associated Press spoke to veterans who endured mortal danger, oppression, and fear. Mr. Vaccaro lives in Queens, the New York City borough ravaged by the coronavirus, and next to his family.He might have caught the virus in April from his son or in their neighborhood, his daughter-in-law Maria said. Kennedy, Georgia O’Keefe, and Pablo Picasso.Mr. “It is, to my mind, quite attractive.” Kersh, who was with forces that liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, was ordered to return to England for deployment to Japan so he was on a blacked-out train crossing Europe when the celebrations began.

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‘Bridge to health’? Why some question India’s contact tracing app.

McDonald. No paywall. “This is not just a privacy-versus-public-health story anymore,” says Mr. “Instead we’re making the turn into the field of fundamental rights.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free.
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Early on in the pandemic, he explains, observers pointed to seeming success in places like Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, and even China, so the Indian government tried to replicate some of their solutions. No data, encrypted or not, is uploaded onto the server. ‘Bridge to health’? Deb explains.Officials have dismissed such concerns, saying the app, which is a public-private partnership, was built to put “privacy first.”“All personal information submitted is securely encrypted [before being] stored on the server,” says Mr. But proximity doesn’t take into account factors such as whether people are wearing protective equipment, says Sean McDonald, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada. He also defends the use of GPS technology. Manish Swarup/AP

An Indian police officer and paramilitary forces request people get inside their houses after a three-hour relaxation of restrictions to buy essential items in the old quarters of New Delhi, April 25, 2020. May 8, 2020

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Deep Read ( 5 Min. The problem will then become how to enforce policies in a way that respects human rights.“Marginalized communities all over the world now have to consider the specter of having their movement tracked by people that have not always been kind to them,” he says. Recently, a journalist’s investigation uncovered plans to combine Aadhaar with a range of other databases to create a registry of everything from someone’s caste and disabilities to his or her family tree.“Given the global scale of the coronavirus pandemic, governments may decide to use certain sophisticated technological responses. “No one is forcing anyone to go to work; one can stay home and be safe.”The Monitor has obtained a message circulating to heads of Delhi’s Residents Welfare Associations that instructs them to request residents download the app and report compliance to the city’s Disaster Management Authority. Officials have proposed making it compulsory for other public activities, like traveling by Metro or plane, and the government has reportedly asked smartphone manufacturers to install the app by default. “I particularly like the fact that the app contains all sorts of information related to COVID-19, including live updates, steps to take for personal protection, and it knows whether you are getting in touch with an infected person,” he says.Most of his neighbors and family share the same view, he says.The government maintains that the app is optional, though it has made the app mandatory for all public- and private-sector employees. The Noida municipality, in the outskirts of Delhi, has reportedly made not installing the app punishable with up to six months in jail.There are also concerns about the app’s use of Bluetooth and GPS, which critics call excessive. But he doubts that Aarogya Setu will be useful in keeping the situation under control. But in India, the world’s largest democracy, the stakes are especially high.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. And given that it is an extraordinary situation, it may be difficult to question the use of these systems,” says Sidharth Deb, policy and parliamentary counsel at the nonprofit Internet Freedom Foundation in New Delhi, who recently released a working paper on COVID-19 tracing in India. Ray. “The location data is not used for any other purpose.”The bigger pictureOf the many app experiments around the world, the only one that could become a model of ethical contact tracing, in Mr. No paywall. A Delhi event organized by an Islamic missionary group has been blamed for about 30% of all COVID-19 cases reported between March and early April, causing another spike in anti-Muslim attacks.But here, as elsewhere, groups may not have a choice about handing over their personal information if they want access to basic services. “It’s still voluntary,” says Abhishek Singh, CEO of the National e-Governance Division with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. According to its creators, the app will enable citizens to self-assess their risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, based in part on identifying whether they’ve come in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.Many countries have toyed with using mobile phones to track the pandemic, despite concerns over privacy – including the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, and Russia. On the other hand, a GPS signal creates a map of each individual’s movements, enabling inferences about their work, socioeconomic status, and even political leanings, Mr. With contact tracing apps, “you are turning individuals at risk into criminals.”Given the scale and risks of the pandemic, some public health experts have encouraged contact tracing apps, despite concerns about privacy. But in India, the world’s largest democracy, the stakes are especially high.The country has 1.3 billion people, 23% of whom live below the poverty line, and is eager to allow laborers back to work. But the government’s record on digital tools has left many experts skeptical that a tracing app could be deployed without violating civil liberties, or building larger surveillance systems that could be exploited down the road.Aarogya Setu, or Bridge to Health, is voluntary, the government maintains. But as the costs of the stay-at-home order mount, the country is already deploying measures to gradually reopen as safely as possible. For example, Aarogya Setu can only be effective if at least half the population registers, according to its developers – in a country where only 1 in 4 own a smartphone. In the past few weeks, people suspected of having COVID-19 have been assaulted, and aggression toward health care workers is rampant. The app “lets contact tracers contact you personally if you show up as a proximity beacon to someone who’s been tested,” he says, “but the whole operation is truly voluntary.” Australian officials say that the information won’t be used in other policy areas. Singh. Why some question India’s contact tracing app. “Instead we’re making the turn into the field of fundamental rights.”

New Delhi
After over a month of a particularly strict lockdown against COVID-19, in which even walks are banned, Indians perching on terraces and balconies for what little fresh air they can get agree on one thing: Now is time to think about what comes next.It’s clear that here, as elsewhere, people will not return to the norms of pre-pandemic life for a long time. Officials are looking to ease restrictions, in part by using a contact tracing app. In India, for example, discrimination against Muslims has escalated sharply; days of deadly riots in February were the country’s worst interreligious violence in decades. India’s government, on the other hand, reserves the right to pass the data it collects through Aarogya Setu to other public agencies.As knowledge about the novel coronavirus grows, the focus will shift to monitoring people’s behavior so the virus doesn’t spread, Mr. Among these is a contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu (Bridge to Health), which has been downloaded more than 50 million times in less than two weeks from its launch. McDonald says. “Imagine what could happen to patients,” says Dr. Yet it is already mandatory for public- and private-sector workers, and officials have proposed requiring it for services like the Metro. As knowledge about the novel coronavirus grows, the focus will shift to monitoring people’s behavior so the virus doesn’t spread, says digital expert Sean McDonald. Contact tracing can be performed with Bluetooth alone: When two phones are in proximity, they exchange a “digital handshake,” acknowledging that they’ve been in close contact without keeping a record of where or with whom. An app “drives people into seeking care that they may not need, at a time when the single most important indicator of morbidity at this point is health care system capacity.”Citizens’ responsibilityShriyak Jain, a young teacher living in a gated Delhi neighborhood, says he has downloaded the app, and he sees sharing personal data with the government as his duty in a time of crisis. Fake news 101: A guide to help sniff out the truthThe country has 1.3 billion people, 23% of whom live below the poverty line, and is eager to allow laborers back to work. McDonald’s opinion, is Australia’s. “Contact tracing and isolation can be managed in other ways,” such as talking with patients to reconstruct their movements, he says, and the project is based on shaky premises. They raise questions about technology, privacy, and effectiveness, but also trust: Do people believe the government has their interests at heart? Loading… “Your location data, on an aggregated basis, will be used to identify the locations that need to be sanitized and where people need to be more deeply tested and identify emerging areas where infection outbreaks are likely to occur,” he says. And given the stigma of testing positive, and leaks that have exposed patients’ identities, people are cautious. The problem will then become how to enforce policies in a way that respects human rights – especially for marginalized communities.“This is not just a privacy-versus-public-health story anymore,” says Mr. McDonald. )

By Lou Del Bello
Contributor

Many countries have toyed with using mobile phones to track the pandemic, despite concerns over privacy – including the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, and Russia. But the government’s record on digital tools has left many experts skeptical that a tracing app could be deployed without violating civil liberties, or building larger surveillance systems that could be exploited down the road.For example Aadhaar, the world’s biggest biometric identification system, has been at the center of numerous controversies over the past decade, including massive data breaches. “But instead of investing in testing, or health care facilities,” he says, “there’s been a greater emphasis on developing technological tools in India.”False confidence?Sumit Ray, a critical care specialist in a private hospital in Delhi, says he’s seen very few positive cases so far. Why We Wrote This

Societies around the world are debating the pros and cons of apps to limit COVID-19.
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World confronts pandemic shortages. Russians have been here before.

The work was hard and the money was sparse. “But people always need bread,” she says.“We inherited a catastrophe”It wasn’t a virus but a political event – the sudden demise of the USSR – that turned Russians’ lives inside out. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff/File

A woman holding a toddler begs at a busy intersection in Moscow in July 1999. Russians have been here before. The 1990s saw a lot of Russians lose their jobs and the safety net that the former Soviet system provided, leaving them desperate to find ways to feed their families. In the late ’90s, a Russian sociologist calculated that about 40% of all food being consumed in the country was homegrown.“We were given free plots of land in 1992. “About half of those plots are abandoned today, but in the worst years they were full of people growing potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. Our correspondent lived through it. By the middle of the decade, Russia’s economy had shrunk by around half, about 40% of the population was in dire poverty, and corrupt elites were laundering what was left of the country’s wealth into foreign bank accounts. When 15 former Soviet republics went their separate ways in early 1992, it wrecked supply lines, separated industries from their traditional markets, and led to economic chaos. Even though they had received no cash wages in months, the men kept putting in their regular shifts. I was surrounded by educated people like myself, all doing the same kind of thing. But it disappeared, and she ended up doing a wide variety of jobs during the ’90s.“At first we found ourselves without hope, and it was unclear how to go on living,” she says. Not long ago, Russia experienced such a trial. I recall being astonished by the amounts they claimed to harvest from their small garden plots. About 40% of the population was in dire poverty, and corrupt elites were laundering what was left of the country’s wealth into foreign bank accounts. Then it was time for their break, which they called tormozok (coincidentally from the Russian word for “brake”) and we sat there, drinking tea from thermoses and eating bread torn from loaves.A big fellow with a smudged face leaned over to me and asked, “What do you think I do for a living?”I answered, “Well, um, I think you’re a coal miner.”He laughed and said, “No, not me. No paywall. Why We Wrote This

The coronavirus epidemic has raised worries about job security, food supplies, and social stability in many countries. The economic floor dropped away, destroying the livelihood of millions and forcing individuals to imagine entirely new ways to survive and feed their families. But I was spared the crushing, disorienting sensation experienced by millions of Russians as they realized that everything they had relied upon and formerly built their lives upon had collapsed, scrambling the social order and forcing people to face existential challenges they had never imagined.Russia’s economy is heading for its biggest contraction since those days, as unemployment soars and businesses go underwater amid a near total shutdown that will last until at least May 11. The virtual implosion of the state meant people could expect no assistance from that quarter.Russia’s economy today is heading for its biggest contraction since those days, as unemployment soars and businesses go underwater amid a near total shutdown to control the spread of the coronavirus. Now the state has become very strong, and most people are waiting for the government to take care of them.”“What do you think I do for a living?”I recall visiting a coal mine near the city of Shakhti, in southern Russia, during one of the worst years, 1994. Melnikova went on to reinvent herself as a home repair expert, an interior designer, and a teacher in a private school before immigrating, briefly, to the U.S. “I was surrounded by educated people like myself, all doing the same kind of thing. Fake news 101: A guide to help sniff out the truth“Yes, I’m afraid all those hardships will return,” says Anna Abashina, who had a good job as an economist when things fell apart in the early ’90s. “We had to contend with all that.”He says the current coronavirus crisis is different from the turmoil of the ’90s. There were mass shortages, no reserves in the banks, and few real jobs to be found. “I had a friend who bought children’s denim sundresses at wholesale prices, and I would stand all day in a Moscow market selling them retail,” she says. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff/File

Women line up to buy cookies from a street vendor in Moscow in July 1990. It wasn’t easy, but I came home with food.”

Moscow
I recall the catastrophic upheaval well. Old political verities proved worthless, and government largely failed to relieve the disaster.Today’s coronavirus lockdown is a fresh nightmare for much of the world, but in Russia it is reviving painful memories of the chaotic 1990s, a social and economic cataclysm that anyone over the age of 40 knew all too well.Through hyperinflation and a banking crash I lost my life’s savings twice. So, many people are recalling the hardships they faced in the ’90s, and how they managed to adapt to completely new circumstances. May 7, 2020

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Women sell children’s clothing on the stairs leading to a subway entrance in Moscow in July 1999. The virtual implosion of the state meant people could expect no assistance from that quarter. That was because the previous economy, the Soviet system, was completely dysfunctional,” he says. Many of us keep it up, because when you know what you’re growing, you know what you’re eating.”“It was unclear how to go on living”Maya Melnikova, a Moscow architect, had expected that to be her life’s career. I’m a farmer.”They explained to me that the mine was bankrupt, but since Russia did not yet have any bankruptcy laws, it continued a zombielike existence, producing coal and selling it wherever possible. Indeed, it’s hard to understand Vladimir Putin’s Russia, where polls consistently show that people place an overwhelming priority on political stability, without appreciating that turbulent decade.Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. They, and their families, put up huge amounts of preserves for the winter.Alexei Shishkin, the head of the Union of Gardeners in the central Russian region of Tambov, says that a Soviet-era innovation of handing out rural garden plots to urbanites may have saved the country from starvation in those desperate years. She’s now retired and living in Moscow. I had come to find out how they were managing to get by, and I received an education.A group of miners took me down to the coal face – the shafts are very deep there – and I watched them clawing out coal and sending it up to the surface in big buckets. “I had a friend who bought children’s denim sundresses at wholesale prices, and I would stand all day in a Moscow market selling them retail. It wasn’t easy, but I came home with food.”Ms. Law and order all but disintegrated.“It was a terrible time to be elderly, or without education or skills,” says Yevgeny Gontmakher, who was deputy minister for social protection in the first post-Soviet government and an official adviser on social policy for much of the decade. Loading… “But for the young, the most active people, it was a time of unimaginable freedom and opportunities to do things in a totally new way.“We inherited a catastrophe. )

By Fred Weir
Correspondent

When 15 former Soviet republics went their separate ways in early 1992, it wrecked supply lines, separated industries from their traditional markets, and led to economic chaos.By the middle of the decade, Russia’s economy had shrunk by around half. Sometimes they were paid in coal, which they could barter for other goods. Shishkin says. Senior pensions dried up as Russia’s economy collapsed in the ’90s. Some raised cows and chickens, or grew vegetables and potatoes. I received mine through the hospital where I worked,” Mr. “I had a small child to raise, my job had ceased to exist, and it was really difficult to even obtain food.” She found a job in a bakery. World confronts pandemic shortages. That is reminding many people of the chaotic 1990s and how they managed to adapt to completely new circumstances.The cataclysm drove people like Maya Melnikova, a Moscow architect, into odd jobs to survive.
No paywall. I really hope that, as a result of this current crisis, a society that found it possible to pay millions to football [soccer] players will decide to provide decent salaries to our doctors and medical workers.”Editor’s note: As a public service,   all our coronavirus coverage   is free. “I have learned that knowledge isn’t just an accumulation of information, but the ability to learn new things and enjoy the process itself,” she says. “I also learned that you don’t need a manicure every week, or new clothes for each season.

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