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Gazprom’s economic expansion


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The European Union faces disagreement over finalizing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Only 160 kilometers are left to be laid, but at the end of 2019 the Nord Stream 2 was sanctioned, which prevented the same name company Nord Stream 2 AG from completing its works by early 2020. So what aims does the project target to fulfill economic or political ones? The question has became an apple of discord among some countries of the European Union and the United States, Poland, Baltic states, and Ukraine.
It is implied that the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas supply a year, will reach 1, 230 km length. It begins in Narva Bay in Russia and will end in Lubmin – on German land the gas will be distributed among “anywhere it is needed in the EU.”
In December 2019 the United States imposed sanctions for assisting in laying the Nord Stream 2. The restrictions were related to “vessels that are engaged in pipe-laying at depths of 100 feet or more below sea level for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream pipelines, or any successor projects to either pipeline,” as well as for foreign individuals that “have knowingly sold, leased, or provided the vessels for construction of either project or facilitated deceptive or structured transactions to provide such vessels.” As a result, Swiss contractor Allseas, that gave its biggest vessel Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire to lay the Nord Stream 2, stopped works, and the project was delayed for months. However, on the 6th of July Denmark’s Energy Agency permitted using ships with anchors – it demanded pipelaying vessels to be provided with self-positioning system – and, if nobody objects the decision in three weeks, the project will be completed with a help of Akademik Cherskiy Russian vessel and Fortuna ship with anchors.
Currently the controversies rose over the proposal of US senators to strengthen sanctions towards the Nord Stream 2. According to a new draft, insurance companies and any entities providing services for works on the Nord Stream 2, including port ones, will be sanctioned. The proposal is still to be approved by the US president. And in late June Germany claimed that sanctions violated its sovereignty, as well as European economic independence. The country is determined to complete the project, and some German politicians rise a question over sanctions in a response to American “extraterritorial” ones. Germany’s intentions are clear considering the fact that the gas transit via the Nord Stream 2 will be done with direct Germany’s operating. Using new pipeline Russia bypasses Ukrainian and Polish gas transit systems – as a result, these countries will loose their transit fees.
The pipeline is a joint project of German Wintershall Holding GmbH (10%), Uniper SE (10%), Royal Dutch Shell plc (10%), OMV AG (10%), ENGIE S.A. (10%), and Russian Gazprom that owns 50% of the project. Furthermore, Gazprom is a sole shareholder of Nord Stream 2 AG company that will maintain the pipeline. To refute a questionable theory of the benefits allegedly outweighing the risks, a few words should be said regarding activities of Gazprom.
Gazprom Space Systems, an entity providing satellite communication for broad range of establishments: “governmental institutions, broadcasting companies, Russian and international commercial service providers” in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Pacific Ocean. S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space corporation Energia – affiliated with Gazprom, cooperates with NASA, ESA, governmental Russian establishments, and not surprisingly, – with Russian state corporation Roskosmos. Energia was involved in the development of multinational spacecraft launch Sea Launch. Meanwhile, before 2010 the corporation’s share in the platform was 25% , the rest belonged to American Boeing, Norwegian and Ukrainian companies. In 2010 Energia became a 95% owner of the Sea Launch, and currently the primary owner of the platform is S7 AirSpace Corporation – totally Russian company that consumes the fuel of Gazprom’s subsidiary GazpromNeft-Aero. Gazprom is a founder of Gazprom-Media Holding that invests in TV (including satellite one) and radio broadcasting, online resources, advertising, and press. The broadcasting provided by Gazprom-Media covers Russia and the territories beyond the borders: North and South America, Europe, Australia, and post-Soviet states. Offices in Cyprus, Switzerland, Armenia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Great Britain – and the list of places mentioned here is not complete.
By means of Gazprom Russia has integrated into a wide variety of industries that are completely not related to the extraction of natural resources. Gazprom is a state owned company, 50% of which belongs to the government involved in a number of military conflicts in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. Is the Nord Stream 2 a kind of economic project only?
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Gazprom’s economic expansion

Gazprom’s economic expansion

https://preview.redd.it/9o5i0g85bma51.jpg?width=638&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f9b1a82d70f8e2291485a81c1ee4c5fe2acf6b3c
The European Union faces disagreement over finalizing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Only 160 kilometers are left to be laid, but at the end of 2019 the Nord Stream 2 was sanctioned, which prevented the same name company Nord Stream 2 AG from completing its works by early 2020. So what aims does the project target to fulfill economic or political ones? The question has became an apple of discord among some countries of the European Union and the United States, Poland, Baltic states, and Ukraine.
It is implied that the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas supply a year, will reach 1, 230 km length. It begins in Narva Bay in Russia and will end in Lubmin – on German land the gas will be distributed among “anywhere it is needed in the EU.”
In December 2019 the United States imposed sanctions for assisting in laying the Nord Stream 2. The restrictions were related to “vessels that are engaged in pipe-laying at depths of 100 feet or more below sea level for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream pipelines, or any successor projects to either pipeline,” as well as for foreign individuals that “have knowingly sold, leased, or provided the vessels for construction of either project or facilitated deceptive or structured transactions to provide such vessels.” As a result, Swiss contractor Allseas, that gave its biggest vessel Pioneering Spirit and Solitaire to lay the Nord Stream 2, stopped works, and the project was delayed for months. However, on the 6th of July Denmark’s Energy Agency permitted using ships with anchors – it demanded pipelaying vessels to be provided with self-positioning system – and, if nobody objects the decision in three weeks, the project will be completed with a help of Akademik Cherskiy Russian vessel and Fortuna ship with anchors.
Currently the controversies rose over the proposal of US senators to strengthen sanctions towards the Nord Stream 2. According to a new draft, insurance companies and any entities providing services for works on the Nord Stream 2, including port ones, will be sanctioned. The proposal is still to be approved by the US president. And in late June Germany claimed that sanctions violated its sovereignty, as well as European economic independence. The country is determined to complete the project, and some German politicians rise a question over sanctions in a response to American “extraterritorial” ones. Germany’s intentions are clear considering the fact that the gas transit via the Nord Stream 2 will be done with direct Germany’s operating. Using new pipeline Russia bypasses Ukrainian and Polish gas transit systems – as a result, these countries will loose their transit fees.
The pipeline is a joint project of German Wintershall Holding GmbH (10%), Uniper SE (10%), Royal Dutch Shell plc (10%), OMV AG (10%), ENGIE S.A. (10%), and Russian Gazprom that owns 50% of the project. Furthermore, Gazprom is a sole shareholder of Nord Stream 2 AG company that will maintain the pipeline. To refute a questionable theory of the benefits allegedly outweighing the risks, a few words should be said regarding activities of Gazprom.
Gazprom Space Systems, an entity providing satellite communication for broad range of establishments: “governmental institutions, broadcasting companies, Russian and international commercial service providers” in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Pacific Ocean. S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space corporation Energia – affiliated with Gazprom, cooperates with NASA, ESA, governmental Russian establishments, and not surprisingly, – with Russian state corporation Roskosmos. Energia was involved in the development of multinational spacecraft launch Sea Launch. Meanwhile, before 2010 the corporation’s share in the platform was 25% , the rest belonged to American Boeing, Norwegian and Ukrainian companies. In 2010 Energia became a 95% owner of the Sea Launch, and currently the primary owner of the platform is S7 AirSpace Corporation – totally Russian company that consumes the fuel of Gazprom’s subsidiary GazpromNeft-Aero. Gazprom is a founder of Gazprom-Media Holding that invests in TV (including satellite one) and radio broadcasting, online resources, advertising, and press. The broadcasting provided by Gazprom-Media covers Russia and the territories beyond the borders: North and South America, Europe, Australia, and post-Soviet states. Offices in Cyprus, Switzerland, Armenia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Belarus, Great Britain – and the list of places mentioned here is not complete.
By means of Gazprom Russia has integrated into a wide variety of industries that are completely not related to the extraction of natural resources. Gazprom is a state owned company, 50% of which belongs to the government involved in a number of military conflicts in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. Is the Nord Stream 2 a kind of economic project only?
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Mar/4/2020 -- Today's news summarized. Stay informed about the ongoing Anti-Corruption, Economy, Major Changes, Politics, Constitutional Court Crisis, Diaspora, Daily Life, and more...

Parliament approved bills

Parliament voted 110-0-0 to pass a LHK bill that removes the requirement for pension recipients to physically appear to the bank, once a year, to receive a pension electronically. The bank will verify the recipient remotely. 4 out of 17 banks already have the system.
 
Army reservists are required to appear for training if summoned by the military. Parliament voted 114-0-0 to pass a Defense Ministry bill to increase financial punishment by 50% for missing the exercise summons.
 
Parliament approved a QP bill to amend the poverty aid law to help lift the poor families and reduce waste during aid distribution.
 
Parliament approved a bill about receiving help from CIS countries in the event of a radiation incident in Metsamor nuclear power plant.
 
They unanimously adopted the bill to share info with CIS countries to fight terrorism, physical attacks, and financing.
 
Parliament voted 112-0-0 to approve a govt bill to establish a new unified system to assess family social needs. The social aid services won't be "decentralized". Its various services (poverty assessment, medical assessment, etc.) will be monitored and run by the Labor Ministry. Poverty aid abuse will be cut.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182096
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007056.html
https://www.e-draft.am/ru/projects/2092/justification
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182145
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007221.html

Kocharyan's lion hunting

Kocharyan has a picture with a rifle and a dead lion near him.
Parliament was discussing the proposed asset forfeiture laws. A QP MP implied that Robik paid $1 million to have that fun. "You can find photos with multiple such exotic animals, with each costing $100,000 to hunt. It must have cost $1mln to kill those animals for a selfie," said the MP without naming names.
HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA.
https://www.lragir.am/2020/03/04/523863/

Georgia and Armenia could make travel easier

During Pashinyan's trip to Georgia, they signed an agreement to begin the discussions of possibly allowing each other's citizens to travel with basic ID cards.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182138
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182057
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007344.html

coronavirus in Armenia

Update: Georgia recently banned the entry of Iranian cargo or drivers entering from Armenia, even if it was meant to be transported to Russia.
Armenian drivers claimed that since the new temporary Armenian rule requires Iranian drivers to hand over their cargo to Armenian drivers instead of Iranian drivers themselves traveling to Georgia, there is no risk for Georgians if Armenian drivers transport the Iranian cargo.
Today, the Georgian govt decided to lift the ban so Armenian drivers can transport Iranian goods through Georgia.
 
International airline companies decided to reduce the number of flights to decrease the spread of COVID. Civil Aviation advises Armenians to check their emails to see if they're affected. https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182085
 
Pashinyan's bodyguard fell sick. COVID test came negative. https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182128
 
Supermarkets began to sanitize shopping carts and other interaction hotspots 4 times a day. (feels like I'm playing Plague Inc.) https://armtimes.com/hy/article/182173
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182057

former mayor's charges dropped / Statute of limitations

Former Yerevan Mayor Yervand Zakharyan and his colleague were earlier charged with embezzling 3bln worth Hakhtanak Park green area, which wasn't even allowed to be privatized or exploited, and giving it to Robert Kocharyan-affiliated hotel in Mar-2008.
The investigators had to drop the charges because the statute of limitations has expired.
However, the investigators and prosecutors are working to recover the presumably stolen property.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182099
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/170434

Prosecutors ask Supreme to investigate trial delays

The General Prosecutor Arthur Davtyan has contacted the Supreme Court (not Constitutional Court) because some cases are being delayed for years.
A case was sent to court in May-2017, but one after another, 3 judges refused to hear the case because they were transferred to other departments. As a result, the case is still in the entry stage.
Another similar case is 2-year-old.
Sometimes the statute of limitations expires while the case is pending in court (WTF?). One such case happened in Feb-2017 when the judge delayed 18 of the 36 trials for "vacation or overload" reasons. This resulted in the felony suspect being released upon the expiration of the statute of limitations.
The General Prosecutor is asking Supremes to intervene. He also ordered subordinate prosecutors not to miss trials unless absolutely necessary.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182144

Erebuni military airport's noise

Residents near Shengavit district are complaining about the fighter jet noise caused by the nearby Erebuni airport. "They fly right over our building at various times of the day," says a resident with a small child, "maybe they can move the base further away from Yerevan."
The flights don't happen every day, but frequently enough to bother residents.
The commander of the Russian aviation base Alexander Petrov admitted that they bother residents. "We fly every other day. We're noisy neighbors. We organized air shows for the nearby public and took other measures to warm our ties, and this resulted in significantly fewer complaints," said Petrov.
The jets aren't flying just for fun. They patrol Armenia's airs.
"The reason we have to fly over Davtashen is because of geolocation. On one side it's the border, on the other side Geghama mountains, another corner is Mt. Aragaths, so we have to fly over a residential area," said Petrov.
Erebuni airport was built in 1933.
More details... https://hetq.am/hy/article/114002

corruption busts in army reach unprecedented levels

In 2019, the prosecutors examined as much $ damages done to the army through fraud, as in 2013-2018 combined, say prosecutors.
154 new felony corruption cases.
63 for abuse of power by higher-ups, 29 forgeries, 27 embezzlement, 11 bribery, etc..
102 officials charged.
Cases sent to court +50% YoY.
230 cases of other types of resource waste uncovered, +27% YoY.
70% more warnings that resulted in the voluntary return of stolen resources.
12bln in damages uncovered, up 6x YoYo, and bigger than 2013-2018 combined. 1.2bln recovered so far.
https://armtimes.com/hy/article/182161

more cities to start neutering dogs

The stray dog population grew across Armenia in recent years. Yerevan began neutering them in 2019.
Byureghavan has contacted Kotayk governor's office for help to implement a similar process. The first group of dogs was neutered recently.
https://armtimes.com/hy/article/182177

Yerevan's war on parking clutter in Center

Yerevan municipality recently decided to remove some of the parking spots in the Republic Square, which is a major tourist attraction.
"The first thing you do while entering the square is seeing lots of parked cars. We changed this. The city is offering other parking areas for tour-bus drivers, some of whom came to complain about the parking ban today," said Mayor's spokesman Hakob Karapetyan.
Q: the bus drivers say you haven't offered them any alternatives.
A: not true, we have space in near Sakharov square.
Q: but it's too busy, they can't park.
A: lanes are being drawn and the parking area is being separated right now. They'll be able to park. They'll (tour agency buses) have their separate parking spot.
https://factor.am/226499.html

Freedom House assessment for Artsakh

"Freedom in the World 2020" report says the 2018 revolution and the new administration had a positive impact on making the Artsakh Republic freer. More competition, more active civil society. It's freer than Azerbaijan.
"The same cannot be said about gray zones occupied by Russia... Belarus, Russia, and Uzbekistan suppressed the opposition to win... Kazakh president handpicked a successor... Moldovian reforms have stalled... All of the positive changes in Eurasia are associated with the governments of Armenia and Ukraine."
Armenia is "Partly Free" as of 2019 report, with 2020 being prepared.
https://freedomhouse.org/countries/freedom-world/scores
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007247.html

how much do YES/NO campaigns pay for TV ads?

Constitutional Court referendum will take place on April 5th. The YES and NO voting campaigns can purchase TV ads.
21TV: 6k/minute (less effective than shouting on the street)
5TV: 6.9k/minute (Robik srika)
Kentron: 24k/minute (Gago srika)
Yerkir Media: 25k/minute (ARF srika)
H1: 50k/minute (Nikol srika)
H2: 60k/minute (Robik srika)
ShantTV & ArmeniaTV: 100k/minute (someone's srika)
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182014

alleged referendum violations

One of the co-managers of the NO campaign is HHK Arsen Babayan (suspected of aiding HHK to hijack Constitutional Court in 2018). He shared a Facebook post from a woman claiming that she witnessed how Babayan's NO campaign members tried to bribe senior voters in one of Yerevan districts. Babayan himself shared the report so the police can investigate whether it's true. An investigation was launched. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1006502.html
 
The prosecutors examined 12 reports of rule violations. Several mild cases were found. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007333.html
 
YES campaign manager Papikyan urged to report any violation by the YES campaign upon detection. He ruled out the possibility of illegally pressuring local officials to rally the YES vote.
Ironically, Papikyan was accused of violating propaganda rules by advocating for a YES vote outside of legally allowed boundaries. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007332.html

criminal subculture bust

The thieve-in-law criminal subculture figure Oshakantsi Gevorik was detained as part of an open Investigative Committee case.
In case you enjoy arm twisting videos: https://youtu.be/eNVeBUP7DW0?t=11
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182094

Taxi drivers received tax exemption. Has the quality improved?

Not by much, according to a QP MP. Last year, the govt decided to remove a 12k fixed fee from individual taxi drivers, in part hoping that it would encourage better service and honesty. A QP MP says the drivers still rig the meters to overcharge travelers, but the complaints have somewhat decreased.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007191.html

seniors to compete in checkers, backgammon, basketball

Elderly National Games is a competition organized by the Education Ministry. The 63+ seniors will compete in backgammon, checkers and win money or medals.
Each province, including Artsakh, can send 10 players - 5 men and 5 women. They'll compete in checkers, backgammon, basketball shots, and dart. Education Ministry will take care of transport, medical care, filming, equipment.
1st place AMD 95k, 2nd 85k, 3rd 70k.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/181454

UEFA Nations League

Northern Macedonia v Armenia Sep-5
Armenia v Estonia Sep-8
Armenia v Georgia Oct-8
Estonia v Armenia Oct-11
Georgia v Armenia Nov-13
Armenia v Northern Macedonia Nov-16
 
Why are Armenia's opponents weak this time? Because the new UEFA Nations League rules say that equally strong teams shall be placed within groups. Gonna get spicy really quick...
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007212.html

women's soccer team revived / 1st match

On Apr-19-2019 we learned that the Soccer Federation was in talks with the diasporans in USA and elsewhere to assemble a new female soccer national team.
It's done. The week-old team played their first friendly match against Lithuania and lost 0:1. The stadium was packed with a few dozen fans who came to witness the historical moment.
"We weren't expecting to play that good considering that we only trained together for a few days. This is our birthday," said a Soccer official Anna Tadevosyan.
The next match in on Mar-6 12 pm in Pyunik Stadium versus Lithuania again. (gotta try until you win, like the Brexit elections)
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK! YOU HAVE A LONG JOURNEY AHEAD!
PICS: https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182121

1st Snow Champions League competition in Armenia

1,000 audience went to Aparan to watch 8 teams from several countries compete in the region's first "dznamart" Champions League.
https://www.armsport.am/2020/03/04/ձնամարտի-չեմպիոնների-լիգան՝-հայաստա/
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182110

lake Sevan cleanup

Yesterday we learned that Nature Ministry began to remove submerged trees from Sevan shores to reduce algae growth.
570mln is granted for this stage, with a petition for extra funding. 750 ha area to be cleaned by 2021. "The cleanup operations are at an unprecedented level."
40 tractors and tree carriers are being used. The cold weather helped to keep the equipment going smoothly (suck it up, global warming)
Drones and satellite images were used to identify the areas need for urgent treatment.
Ministry plans a 3.5-meter lake level rise by 2029. This would thicken the "cold layer" and improve water quality by keeping algae from spreading to the surface.
 
Nature Ministry held a meeting with Swedish and German delegations, Armenian water and nature organizations, to discuss the work around lake's healthification.
VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/armgovernment/videos/639774296786441/
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182090
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182091

agreement to reduce breast cancer drug price / govt to subsidize

Healthcare Ministry signed an agreement with Swiss Roche pharma to reduce the price of breast cancer chemotherapy drug Trastuzumab Herceptin by 30%.
This is the 2nd price reduction in a year. In 2019 another agreement reduced it by 10%.
"This 40% reduction will allow the Healthcare Ministry to subsidize breast chemotherapy meds," said Minister Torosyan.
Thank you Roche, really cool!
https://armtimes.com/hy/article/182159

20 more Azeri-Armenian refugees receive housing

Infrastructure Minister Suren Papikyan issued property certificates to 20 more Armenian families who flex Azerbaijan in 1990s during the massacres. https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182120

building instead of buying?

The govt is discussing the idea of building apartment complexes for (e.g. Azeri-Armenian) refugee families instead of buying existing ones. "We would have to carefully choose where to build so we wouldn't harm the local real estate market, and not to build in regions where there is already widespread vacancies," said Pashinyan. No specific plans yet.
https://armenpress.am/arm/news/1007317.html

Artsakh revenues exceed expectations

2020 began with good news for Artsakh's revenue collectors. Tax collection exceeded expectations by 7.9%.
76% of all taxes were paid by large businesses.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182105

product prices decline

There was an overall 0.2% deflation in Feb-2020 vs Feb-2019.
Food & soft drinks -4.1%
Tobacco & spirit +9.1%
Clothing +3.5%
Utilities +1.2%
Household appliances +0.1%
Healthcare +2.1%
Transport +2.1%
Education +3.7%
Restaurants & hotels +1.8%
Communications -0.1%
Culture and leisure +1.6%
Services +1.4%
http://arka.am/en/news/economy/consumer_price_index_sheds_0_5_percent_in_armenia/

IRS stats / jobs / taxes

A micro-business is the one that earns less than 24mln/year. Recently they became exempt from taxation.
32,000 micro-businesses registered as of 2020.
1,150 of them are placed on a watch list for possibly exceeding the AMD 24mln threshold while trying to cover it up.
 
As of Dec-2019, there were 629,000 (+7% YoY) taxable job positions in Armenia.
+88k taxable jobs since Apr-2018. The biggest growth came from small/medium trade, food services, food production, services.
482 million (+39%) sales receipts were printed with AMD 6.1 trillion (+14%) turnover.
+14% more raids against businesses not printing receipts.
+55% more raids to uncover unregistered workers.
+38% in taxes & fees that were under-paid by businesses and paid only after IRS recalculated it.
https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182113

their families expanded

Meet Pashinyan's dogs. The one on right was donated by Georgian PM yesterday. https://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/182147
 
Armenian soccerer Henrikh Mkhitaryan welcomed his first child Hamlet. The couple married exactly 9 months ago in June, which makes them good law abiding citizens.
https://armtimes.com/hy/article/182176
 

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[SPOILER] A Very Detailed ViDoc Breakdown

WARNING: Many possible spoilers for Shadowkeep and Season of the Undying, and lots of links. This is also VERY lengthy so strap in if you want to go through this.

So like MANY of you guys, I pulled out my magnifying glass and readied my Play/Pausing and screencap buttons to hyper-analyze aspects of the Out of the Shadows ViDoc. Let's just dive right in, shall we?

Note: I have a lot of screenshots I took and some that u/GaliasGM mentioned in their post, I will mention a numbered screenshot so you can have a quick visual. GDrive Folder of all the screenshots.

Truth Ornament and Interesting Weapon 1
Right out the gate, we see three of the devs having a chat together in front of two monitors: one with an Ornament for what looks like Truth, which we will get in a few days (which looks awesome! And will probably have the same treatment as WotW and OP.), and on the right, when you zoom in to the far right, you can see a very peculiar looking weapon (LMG? Auto Rifle? Sniper? FLAMETHROWER???)

Possible Black Garden Raid Armor And 2 More Weapons 2.1 and 2.2
Here we have two more devs sitting together with a monitor to the right. On there, we see what looks like concept images for what could be the very badass raid armor for the Black Garden. In the top left of the monitor going right, we see the Warlock, Hunter, and Titan sets. Then, directly below them, are two concept images for weapons. The one on the left looks like the butt of either an LFR or an AR, which could possibly be the raid exotic. The one on the right looks like at least the frame work for a new FR (or maybe that's the finished product, idk).

The Return of No Time To Explain? 3.1 and 3.2
No Time To Explain was an Exotic Pulse Rifle that had a striking resemblance to The Stranger's Rifle, which you get at the end of vanilla Destiny 1's campaign. NTTE's perks were Headseeker (where body shots increase precision damage for a short time, like Jade Rabbit), Full Auto Trigger, and Rewind Again (where precision hits were returned to the magazine immediately) The Pulse Rifle on the monitors has the same body and color that NTTE has, with a few minor visual tweaks like the Cassoid foundary symbol, which is also seen on the new Hand Cannon/Sniper Rifle hybrid and the Invective. If that is true, we have a weapon that I think would be another meta for boss melting.

Screech Queen Returns...fun... 4
If you were a vanilla D1 player or have played since The Dark Below...you know who this is and her signature scream, which can also be heard in the reveal trailer. To those who have not played Destiny 1, this is Omnigul, the Will of Crota. I'm not going to go into lore details, but she was responsible for giving us the Omnigul Bond and Grasp of Malok. I really hope Grasp comes back, it was an amazing pulse with the right roll.

Monte Carlo Returns! 5.1 and 5.2
Monte Carlo) was an Exotic Auto Rifle with a rather unique perk called Monte Carlo Method, where dealing damage reduces your melee cooldown and even had a chance to fully charge your melee on kills. In picture 5.1, you can see the Titan off to the right holding it and in 5.2, you can see a Hunter with it in better view.

Badass Armor, 2 New Exotics, and a Weird Sword 6
Here we have a Titan, Hunter, and Warlock running through part of the new space within the Scarlet Cathedral, which is what I call it. The Titan is sporting what looks like Iron Banner's Season of the Undying armor, which looks reminiscent the armor back in Rise of Iron, and the new Exotic Heavy Bow. The Hunter is sporting some REALLY amazing armor, I absolutely love the leg armor and the helmet! The Warlock as some really cool armor as well and is carrying the new Special Ammo Hand Cannon/Sniper Rifle with a rather peculiar sword on his back, which you can see throughout the ViDoc on all three classes. Odd...

(Insert Obligatory Variks Meme) 7
He's the one with no House! He does not kneel to banner! He allies with no Kell! He's the murderer, the scarred, it's TAAAAANIIIIIIIIIIKS!!!!!!!! (one of my favorite Destiny 1 strike bosses)

Crota's Return 8.1 8.2 and 8.3
Ah, the biggest strike boss ever (D1 vets, where you at?). Crota is Nokris's beefier brother and the first one to introduce us to Throne Worlds and Ascendant Planes. For those uneducated, Crota was The Dark Below's raid boss in Crota's End, and who had reawakened within the Hellmouth after thousands of years. He's also the killer of Eris Morn's fireteam. What 8.2 shows is that we will face him where his soul was entombed in TDB's campaign (that picture also shows the Titan with the mystery sword). 8.3, however, is rather peculiar. Here we see the Guardians walking up to a rather large Knight. I highly doubt this is Crota due to his coloration, but I'm open to believe. What else is curious are the three floating apparitions near him. SPINFOIL: Could they possibly be reversals of our Guardians like in the final fight in Diablo 3?

Moon Landing Zone 9
This right here sparked so many memories for me, and I can guarantee the other D1 vets. This is the Moon's main landing zone, Archer's Line in the Ocean of Storms. For reference, here's what it looked like back in ye olde Destiny 1.

Nightmare of Ghaul 10.1 and 10.2
In the first image, we can clearly see a Nightmare of Ghaul in area just like in pic 8.3. SPINFOIL: Maybe we'll get an introduction to the Nightmares like the Barons in Forsaken before hunting them? Pic 10.2 is just gameplay of the fight against Nightmare Ghaul, which looks like it will play similarly to the last mission in Destiny 2's vanilla campaign, simple enough...right?

Gate Lord, Reborn 11.1 and 11.2
To those who never played Destiny 1, this Nightmare is Zydron, the Gate Lord our Guardian killed and whose Eye we grabbed to prove our worth to the Awoken. His eye is also the artifact they show in the trailer. This just shows just how powerful the main enemy is, they are able to "resurrect" a Gate Lord.

Oversoul Throne 12
Here we see a Hunter and a Warlock fighting inside Crota's Oversoul Throne. For those not in the know, this was where Crota was at the end of the Crota's End raid strike and where we claimed Crota's essence to become Ascendant in The Taken King expansion's campaign.

Unchained Nightmare 13
So much nostalgia for us Destiny 1 vets, eh? To those who do not know, this beefy Ogre boi is Phogoth, the Untamed, the boss for The Summoning Pits strike. He was unique in the fact that his weak point was like Golgoroth's, it was his chest. It also appears that Phogoth is still in his same area like in Destiny 1.

Scarlet Cathedral 14.1 and 14.2
Here are some aesthetically pleasing screenshots of what I'm calling the "Scarlet Cathedral".

New Exotic Sparrow 15
I say "Exotic Sparrow" because...come on. What other quality sparrow has a freaking shark on it? I mean, look at Zambezi and it's blatant reference to Dragon's Breath.

More Amazing Armor 16
Can we get a unanimous applause for the art designers and their work on the armor sets for Destiny? Just look at this badass Warlock.

Old Armor, New Armor 17.1 17.2 and 17.3
This pan around showcases new armor sets and old ones, further cementing the fact that all Legendary armor will be compatible with Armor 2.0.

Solstice of Heroes Tease 18
Here we see a few devs talking about the Solstice of Heroes armor for the upcoming return to the event. Wonder what changes they have in store...

Armor 2.0 19
And here we have what is going to be the biggest addition to how we shape our Guardians. On this screen, we first see that armor will have three mod slots.
It looks like we have to really think about what we need to put on the armor based on the numbers on the mods and the "Energy"
It looks like our Armor can be upgraded based on the fact there are 2 Energy slots to be unlocked, to a Max Energy of 10. This is the kind of investment me and I know a bunch of others have been waiting for.
And we can't forget about the stats in the bottom right corner. Immediately, you can see that they are readding Intellect, Discipline, and Strength. To the ones who only played Destiny 2:
This means we can not only tune our speed, damage resistance, and health regeneration, but we will now be able to tune our cooldowns even further. I can't wait to see the PvE and PvP builds that will come from this.

Return of Artifacts 20.1 and 20.2
Artifacts were introduced in The Rise of Iron as a way maximize your builds. Sadly, they were removed throughout Destiny 2's lifespan...until now. Artifacts look like they're getting a complete overhaul. To me, it looks like you'll be able to unlock mods to improve those that are on your guns, like Rampage Mod on Breakneck, because you can see Rapid Hit and Scout Rifle Dexterity, among some of the things.
What's really curious is the section on the right. Those appear to be Class Abilities...so will we be able to have abilities from different trees?
In pic 20.2, you can also see that the Artifact slot will be under our Ghost slot, unlike D1 where it was under our Class Armor, where the Clan Banner is.

Wolf Kell, Skolas 21
Here we see the Nightmare form of Skolas, the Kell of the House of Wolves. Here's a few CliffNotes on why he's here:

Finish Him! 22.1 22.2 and 22.3
Bungie is really opening the floodgate on new stuff coming to Destiny 2. This one is finishing moves. As described in the ViDoc:
There are many things still unclear about the Finishing Moves:
Either way, these are sick and are a welcome addition to how Guardians will fight and how Guardians choose their fights.

New Weapons 23
Here we see some test footage on Downtown (or whatever the map is) of two weapons: one being a new Kinetic Bow (possibly High Impact based on the Recurve style is has) and a Solar Fusion Rifle, which stick out to me as Exotic because of its unique scope and the fact that Solar Fusion Rifles are not that common above Legendary, the only ones being Cartesian Coordinate, Elatha FR4, Proelium FR3, Timelines' Vertex, Man O' War, 1k Voices, Sleeper, Jötunn, and Merciless.

Activity on Venus? 24
This right here is either a Strike on Venus, or is part of the vast play space in the Black Garden raid. It's probably a little piece of the raid, but we won't know for sure until later this summer.

New Character Screen? 25
This character screen right here sticks out like a sore thumb. For one, you can see the Guardian's sparrow behind it and their Ghost floating near the Power Level. Another thing to note is the Stat bar, which is extended to fit Intellect, Discipline, and Strength numbers, further cementing Armor 2.0.

New Exotic Heavy Bow 26.1 and 26.2
Here we see a small show case of the very first Heavy Bow in Destiny. The HUD in both pics shows us that it will be a Solar bow as well. But I have to disagree with what she said about the Bow's knockback: that is not too much...that's just right. But hey, I'm not the designer so I have no say. I am nicknaming this Strongbow not sponsored or affiliated with Strongbow Hard Cider.

New Exotic Trace Rifle 27.1 27.2.1 27.3.1 27.3.2 and 27.4
Ho boy...where to begin with this unique weapon? First thing's first, no, I highly doubt it will be a "Kinetic" Trace Rifle...that's what Auto Rifles are :^) I do believe this will be Arc, like Coldheart. Second, it's perk. The perk was described to us as "making a big crit spot". This is like slapping Coldheart and Prometheus Lens together and forcing them to make this Franken-baby. The fact that it creates a giant crit spot for your teammates in addition to dealing it's own damage? I see much potential for boss melting. (I found out that pic 27.2.2 is just a Hunter using the Gambit Prime Grenade Launcher as I was typing this :v) I seriously hope that this is not the Raid Exotic. It's possible, but only because of it's Vex-like theme.

New Exotic Hand Cannon...Sniper Rifle? 28.1 and 28.2
Immediately I'm reminded of my Black Ops 2 days...where I would always slap an ACOG scope on my .44 Magnum. This looks like a beast. It's probably going to have the highest Impact and Range stats our of all Hand Cannons, but then also have the slowest RPM and the worst Stability and Reload Speed to compensate. Plus, it makes the enemies go BOOM.

New Exotic Light Machine Gun? 29
While they were showcasing and talking about the Hand Cannon/Sniper Rifle hybrid, this Warlock's LMG stuck out to me. It is so unique and different that it was screaming that is was a new Exotic. Just look at it! It looks like a rusted M249 SAW!

Returning Crucible Game Modes 30
I'm just going to get the out of the way and say that I HATE Crucible. Not Crucible overall...just Destiny 2 Crucible. There's a long list of what I want to return and I can see that the return of Elimination is just the tip of the iceberg. The two things I want most of all are the return to the pick your game mode style of Destiny and RIFT. also who uses Nighthawk in Crucible lol

New Power Cap Leak? 31
This dev right here was eliminate by another who is a Power Level of 900. It would somewhat make sense because Forsaken raised the cap by 250, going from 350 to 600, so a 150 Power Level increase would be just fine...or is that a placeholder for a bigger number?

Sniper: The Map 32.1 and 32.2
Ah, Widow's Court. Where noobs got endlessly sniped and the birthplace of many PvP Snipe Gods. I know that the sightlines will not be different in anyway. Time for me to clean up my Sniper skills.

Sector 618 Returns 33.1 33.2 and 33.3
Sector 618 was a Playstation-exclusive Crucible Map that arrived with the Taken King expansion. It's a very close range map with lots of cover to three peak and blast others away with Shotguns. Now the titan in pic 33.2 is holding a rather peculiar LMG, so that might be a new Exotic right there, might. But it's pic 33.3 that really has me pumped. This Warlock right here is holding the Swiss Army Knife of Exotic weapons: the Khvostov 7G-0X. The Khvostov 7G-02 model was our Guardian's very first weapon in Destiny's history. Bungie decided to make it into an Exotic in Rise of Iron where you can tune the Fire Right and Firing Mode with perks to synergize with. I don't know about you, but this has me really excited.

Bridge Totems 34
I immediately got horrible flashbacks to Crota's End's Bridge encounter. It was by far the worst of all encounters in all the raids thanks to those Totems, which insta-kill your team when they get pissed. My theory as to why they are here is they are either for a Strike or the all new Dungeon.

Hive Cryptoglyph 35
I have no idea what the hell this thing is even outside of the Shadowkeep Collector's Edition listing calling it a Hive Cryptoglyph. This might play an important role in our journey to discover the Moon's dark secrets. This also appears to be inside Eris Morn's vendor space.

Scarlet Cathedral Courtyard 36.1 and 36.2
Here we see a developer working on a courtyard to the new Scarlet Cathedral space. Thanks to the rendering on screen, we can see that this is where the Bridge Totems will be due to the three black monoliths on the screen. SPINFOIL: My theory is that this is the entry point for the new Dungeon.

Year 3 Wormhusk Crown? And the Weird Sword 37
Here we see the Guardians running through explosions like the badasses they are. But if you focus on the Hunter to the left, you can see that they have Wormhusk Crown on their head and the weird sword on their back. I would not be mad at all if they decide to bring update Exotics in Shadowkeep like they did with Taken King. Now I theorize that the sword might be a Legendary reward for completing the campaign, like the Class-exclusive sword from vanilla D2

New Dungeon Space? 38.1 and 38.2
These two screenshots are what I believe to be the new Dungeon coming with Shadowkeep. It would not be a surprise at all since Bungie teased the Shattered Throne dungeon way back in Forsaken's reveal trailer. Either way, this space looks hauntingly amazing.

Black Garden Raid 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13
Now while most of the screenshots I took are for aesthetic purposes, the important ones are 39.5, 39.8, and 39.12.

New Hive Design 40
This looks like a really nice redesign for the Hive. Warmind's Frozen Hive was cool because the Cursed Thrall chilled you and the Scratchy Bois had Arc damage, but these look terrifying and I love it.

Back to Basics 41.1 41.2 41.3
As stated in the stream, THIS IS NOT DESTINY 1 REMASTERED. This is only the first mission ever in the Destiny universe. This is what players will experience in the first 15-20min of Destiny 2: New Light. This made me cry from how beautiful it looked and the wave of nostalgia that hit. This also cements the fact that Khvostov will be an Exotic coming with Shadowfall.

Cross Save, baby 42.1 42.2
This is the greatest thing to come in all of Destiny's history and emphasizes their commonly used phrase in the ViDoc: "breaking down barriers". A lot of people are saying "Oh you still need to buy the DLC on the other systems". Well I think that's not going to be an issue thanks to D2: New Light. The only DLC you'll need to buy then is Shadowkeep and whatever Season Pass you want. It also looks like it can be Deactivated, but who wants to do that, right?

Another Exotic Sparrow 43
It's kind of hard to not call the Sparrow on the right an Exotic. Just look how unique the design is and the lights on it too.

Area Inside the Cathedral 44
Behind the developer we can see an early render of a space within the Scarlet Cathedral on the Moon. There many possibilities as to how we can go there: Patrol, Story Mission, Adventure, or Dungeon.

TANK 45
We're getting tanks on the Moon! I seriously hope that this isn't restricted to just a story mission like in vanilla Destiny 2, I want to be able to use the Tanks within the Patrol space during Public Events and Adventures.

I really hope you enjoyed my very first breakdown of a Bungie ViDoc. This took so many hours to construct and I am finishing this with about four hours of total sleep haha. Feel free to give your thoughts below and feel free to tell me things that you noticed as well!
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DOC3 - More Facts and Questions (Part 1)

DOC3 MORE FACTS AND QUESTIONS

Trump talks about Boris Johnson at press conference (26th August 2019, G7 - Biarritz, France) "I've been waiting for him [Boris Johnson] to be PM [Prime Minister] for about 6 years. I told him "What took you so long?".

"I've been waiting for him to be PM for about 6 years. I said to him 'What took you so long?'" Does this imply?;
- [I was on time]
- [You were not on time]
- [They both knew their destination in Summer 2013; 1 year before B announced decision to rn for Parliament and 2 years before T announced his decision to rn for Presidency.]
- [The joint destination was the most powerful political position in their respective nations]

Questions:
Given their lack of public association in 2013, what occurred that Summer of 2013 for Trump, a TV show host, cameo specialist and New York property magnate to begin waiting for the then mayor or London, Boris, to attain the most powerful position in UK?
Once they have both attained the most powerful political positions in their respective countries, what do they plan to do?

Boris Johnson Family History

See documentary abot his family 'who do you think you are'

Boris Johnson's GREAT GRANDFATHER - Ali Kamal
Education: UNknown
Jobs: Interior Minister of TURKEY, Outspoken Journalist
History:
- Ali Kamal married half-english-half-swiss woman in Switzerland
- Ali Kamal had one child with half-english-half-swiss wife; a boy named Osman Ali.
- Ali Kamal's half-english-half-swiss wife moved to Southwest england with Osman Ali to live with her mother
- Ali Kamal's half-english-half-swiss wife's renamed Osman Ali to Wilfred Johnson after outbreak of World War 1, given one of UK's World War 1 enemies was the Ottomans; a Muslim empire that linked Europe to Asia.
- Ali Kamal's half-english-half-swiss wife died
- Ali Kamal's half-english-half-swiss wife's mother struggled to support her grandchild and received no financial support from Ali Kamal .
- Ali Kamal's half-english-half-swiss wife's mother raised Wilfred Johnson as an Englishman including Church of England.
- Ali Kamal remarried the daughter of a prominent Turkish general and had another child.
- Ali Kamal pushed for Turkey to agree terms with the UK after World War 1, rather than follow the Turkish Nationalists and senior military officer Kemal Mustafa (later known as Attaturk) and his secular vision for Turkey.
- Ali Kamal switched positions after Attaturk swept to victory, warmly congratulating and celebrating his victory in print.
KEY TO BORIS: - Ali Kamal was seized by Nationalists and ended up being murdered by a mob with sticks and rocks and then hanged in a tree.
- Ali Kamal's second wife sent some money to Ali Kamal's first wife's mother to support Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson).

Boris Johnson's GRANDFATHER - Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson)
Education: UNknown
Jobs: Farmer
History:
- Osman Ali was only child of half-english-half-swiss mother and Ali Kamal
- Osman Ali moved to Southwest england with his mother to live with her mother
- Osman Ali was renamed from Osman Ali to Wilfred Johnson after outbreak of World War 1, given one of UK's World War 1 enemies was the Ottomans; a Muslim empire that linked Europe to Asia.
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson)'s mother died while he was still a child and was raised by his maternal grandmother
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson)'s grandmother struggled to support her grandchild and received no financial support from Ali Kamal .
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson)'s grandmother raised Wilfred Johnson as an Englishman including Church of England.
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson) holidayed in Egypt in the 1930s and worked on a farm there.
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson) met his wife in EgypTrump.
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson) became a pilot in the UK's Royal Air Force
- Osman Ali (Wilfred Johnson) bought a remote farm on Exmoor, UK, and had 3 children including Stanley Johnson

Boris Johnson's FATHER - Stanley Johnson
Education: Oxford Grad?
Jobs: World Bank, MEP, Academic specialising in demographics and statistics, author, Public Figure/Celeb (Boris Johnson's dad).
History:
- Stanley Johnson toured middle east and central asia on a motorbike with friends as young man, visiting countries including Iran (pre 1979 revolution) and possibly Afghanistan.
- Stanley Johnson won scholarships incl one to the USA and one which required him to travel for 3 months of the year.
- Stanley Johnson married in his early 20s.
- Stanley Johnson and his wife had their first son, Alexander 'Boris' Johnson, in New York City, making him eligible for USA citizenship.
- Stanley Johnson gets new job at the European Commission - a part of the EU - and moves family from Exmoor, UK, to Brussels, Belgium, where the EU is headquartered.
- Stanley Johnson splits from wife when Boris Johnson was 14 years old. According to sources in Boris Johnson's biography, the reason was that Stanley Johnson was "so inaccessible and completely unfaithful"

THE MAN HIMSELF - Boris Johnson
Education: Eton and Oxford University,
Jobs: Journalist (Brussels correspondent - Telegraph etc), MP, Mayor of London, MP (PM)
History:
- Boris Johnson was born in New York City, USA.
- Boris Johnson was named after Boris Litwin a friend of Stanley Johnson who died around the time of Boris Johnson's birth. Letwin had bought first class flights for Stanley Johnson and his heavily pregnant wife from Mexico to New York, as Stanley Johnson had planned to Return by Greyhound Bus.
- Boris Johnson spent his younger years growing up on remote farm on Exmoor, UK, with his 3 siblings, mother, father and grandparents incl Wilfred Johnson.
- Boris Johnson once said as a small child he wanted to be 'World King'
- Boris Johnson at Eton once said his secret ambition was to be "President of USA of America", which was possible - given he was born in USA - but very unlikely.
- Boris Johnson moved with his family to Brussels, Belgium in 1973, due to his father Stanley Johnson's new job at the European Commission, a part of the EU.
- Boris Johnson attended a European School in Brussels, Belgium.
- Boris Johnson's mother had a mental breakdown in 1974 and was hospitalised in London, UK, with depression for 9 months. She was then in hospital regularly until her divorce from Stanley Johnson .
- Boris Johnson was sent to boarding school in England, where he thrived and gained a scholarship to Eton School, UK.
- Boris Johnson again thrived intellectually and socially at Eton, but received much criticism re academic professionalism. Despite this, he gained a scholarship to Oxford University (Balliol).
- Boris Johnson was 45 minutes late to a meeting with the Provost of Eton School and acted as though it was no big deal, for which he was firmly reprimanded. The Provost was the ex-Private Secretary of The Queen.
- Boris Johnson's parents split up when he was 14 years old. According to sources in Boris Johnson's biography, the reason was that Stanley Johnson was "so inaccessible and completely unfaithful"
- Boris Johnson was an excellent actor when he tried and performed many high profile and memorable roles, especially remembered for his comedic characters.
- Boris Johnson aged 19 said to his Eton friend, Charles Spencer - also known as 'Viscount' - that he wanted to find a wife at University, despite his own parents failed marriage due to marrying young.
- Boris Johnson aged 18 said he wanted to be "in the Cabinet [UK Government] by the age of 35".
- Boris Johnson aged 19 said he was a 'True blue Tory [Conservative]' while all those around him were fashionably far left as a reaction to the then Thatcher Conservative Government.
- Boris Johnson became friends with Darius Guppy. According to comments from some of Boris' peers at this time, no-one really liked Darius Guppy as he was deemed to have a dubious character; he was known to hold anti-semitic and sexist views, which he expessed candidly. He was later to be jailed for fraud. No-one knew why Boris Johnson became friends with him.
- Boris Johnson again thrived intellectually and socially at Oxford, but received mch criticism re acadmeic professionalism and did not get a First, which should have easily been doable for him. According to his professors, he was too busy with other things - they didn't mention what.
- Boris Johnson was elected to join the Bullingdon Dining Club*, which was an exclusive, outrageous, debauched, invitation-only members club for the rich and high-powered young men of Oxford University. There were shocking initiation ceremonies which ensured the actions of those in the club remained secret.
- Boris Johnson managed to get Darius Guppy elected to the Bullingdon Club.
- Darius Guppy managed to get "a foreigner" into the Bullingdon Club, as recalled by a former member. [CHECK NAME/HISTORY]
- Boris Johnson was elected President of the Oxford Union, according to his biography, by pracising a series of bold deceptions about his own political opinions in order to appeal to several different constituencies at the same time". A peer at Oxford, Frank Luntz said "He renounced his Conservative [Tory] affiliation and fully embraced the SDP [Social Democratic Party; the antithesis of the Conservative Party. It was a far left party which came to prominence during the years of the Thatcher Conservative Government] ... He abandoned them [The Tories] to get elected and after he was elected he said he was a Tory again". Jessica Pulay who was also at Oxford at the same time said he was "extremely clever at not really revealing his political cards at any point". When asked how he hid his real opinions, Pulay said "His humour. And the fact that he's not an ideologue - or if he is, he keeps it very well-concealed".
- Boris Johnson - who was known for regularly changing his political opinions to best deliver his ambitions for power i.e. say whatever makes you popular, and also for keeping his True beliefs and opinions close to his chest or having none - was remembered by several people for a very uncharacteristic moment, where he became very visibly upset on a point of principle; someone had said something anti-semitic. He also gave a speech at University supporting Israel in a speech at a time when that was not a popular position to hold. He remained close friends with Darius Guppy.
- Boris Johnson holidayed in Turkey with girlfriend and visited relatives in Instanbul.
- Boris Johnson married shortly after he finished University and honeymooded in Egypt
- Boris Johnson became Telegraph's Brussels correspondent in 1989, lambasting, mocking and criticising the EU project for several years and making his name.
- Boris Johnson was described in his biography by other journalists in Brussels, Belgium, at the time in the following terms: "He was fundamentally intellectually dishonest" said one. Also, "I remember developing an instinctive feel that Boris was a complete charlatan."
KEY TO BORIS AND EVERYTHING: - Boris Johnson wrote a twenty-page document in 2003 called 'Politics' and gave his analysis on how to become President of the Oxford Union. He describes that you need "a disciplined and deluded collection of stooges" who will get the vote out for you. The 'brutal fact' [of the candidate-stooge relationship] is that the relationship ' ...is founded on duplicity'. 'The tradegy of the stooge is that even if he thinks it through, he wants so much to believe that his relationship with the candidate is special that he shuts out the truth. The terrible art of the candidate is to coddle the self-deception of the stooge'.
- Boris Johnson became Mayor of London
- Boris Johnson holidayed with his family in Uzbekistan
- Boris Johnson became MP
KEY TO BORIS: - Boris Johnson argued in favour of Turkish admission into the European Union.
- Boris Johnson criticised Islamic faith by comparing women who wear bus to letter boxes.
- Boris Johnson criticised Islamic faith by comparing technological/industrial progress in the West compared to Middle Eastern countries.
- Boris Johnson reasoned that it was logical for people to be fearful of Islam as the religion was brutally clear what should happen to non-believers.
- Boris Johnson wrote two articles before deciding which side to back in Brexit vote: one for Leave and one for Remain.
- Boris Johnson backed Vote Leave to the surprise of many.
- Boris Johnson regards Winston Churchill as a personal hero.
- Boris Johnson criticised Barack Obama's involvement in UK's Vote on EU membership in favour of 'Remain'
- Boris Johnson criticised Barack Obama's decision to remove a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. He stated this was probably due to an inbuilt dislike for the UK derived from his "part-Kenyan" heritage. He said that if the situation were reversed, Barack Obama would never advocate a position which denied the USA total sovereign power.
- Boris Johnson strongly criticises Trump for comments in build up to USA election 2016.
- Boris Johnson insists that UK needs to "take back control of our borders", knowing that reducing immigration is strongly desired by a significant proportion of the UK Public, especially those right of centre, whose votes he needs to gain power. Boris knows that "Taking back control" is not the same as "reducing immigration".
- Boris Johnson appointed Foreign Secretary by Theresa May (New PM) as Vote Leave win. David Cameron (Former PM, ex-Bullingdon) and George Osbourne (Former Chancellor, ex-Bullingdon) resign.
- Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary) attends meeting with Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salmon, in Saudi Arabia.
CHECK QUOTES - Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary) attends meeting with Russia's Foreign Secretary, Lavrov. At this time, UK was experiencing a delicate diplomatic face off with Russia against a backdrop of biting economic sanctions and the Litvinenko-like poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in broad daylight in Salisbury, UK. Their press conference begins with spontaneos comic roleplay between the two, alluding to cold war spy thrillers: Boris Johnson to Lavrov "No-one has searched my pockets". Lavrov to Boris "There's nothing in your pockets worth finding". Boris to Lavrov "A ha!" [both laugh genuinely]. They seem to be on very friendly terms. The laughter is geniune and spontaneous.
- Boris Johnson is elected by Tory party members as leader of the Conservatives after Theresa May resigns after failing for third time to get her deal with EU through UK Parliament.
- Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister
- Boris Johnson is in power as large numbers of predominantly Iranian men cross the English Channel in small boats. Evidence sggests that approximately 10-15% of those making the crossing are Returned. The Iranian regime is seen a compelling reason to grant asylum
- Boris Johnson says UK will definitely leave EU by October deadline.
- Boris Johnson's government say they will look into the major and unprecedented powercut which saw 2 separate power stations go offline simuultaneously in different parts of England, causing travel disruption and phone networks / internet to go offline.
- Boris Johnson's ally Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister joins Nigel Farage's Brexit party, effectively going against her brother and Boris.
- Boris Johnson says UK cannot leave EU by October deadline.
- Boris Johnson calls a general election on pledge to Get Brexit Done, so we can move on.
- Boris Johnson's election campaign pledges to "Unleash UK's potential"
- Boris Johnson's election campaign pledges to hire 20,000 new police officers to replace those mainly old-timers who've left the force due to government cuts over the previous decade.
- Boris Johnson's election campaign pledges to hire many thousands of new nurses, without stating where they would come from.
- Boris Johnson's ally Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister double-crosses Nigel Farage's Brexit party, just before election vote and urges potential voters to back Boris Johnson.
- Boris Johnson wins general election. Nigel Farage gets 0 seats.
- Boris Johnson takes back control of borders by promising to make immigration fairer by treating applications from all countries equally, so applications from France, USA and Australia treated same as Nicaragua, Sudan, Iceland etc.
- Boris Johnson takes back control of borders by making it easier for foreign students to gain study visas to UK
- Boris Johnson takes back control of borders by removing minimum \A330,000 salary requirement for any immigration applications
- Boris Johnson tells EU leaders that Iran needs to come round to "our way of doing things"
- Boris Johnson's government criticise the Iranian authorities for effectively switching off their country's internet during protests, which were caused by the Iranian regime decision to suddenly raise petrol prices and warn of further rises to come. This decision was guaranteed to cause mass protests.
- Boris Johnson's government quickly push through a rule change for UK to approximately halve their emergency reserve supplies of fuel. This supply could be used by the armed forces in case of a national emergency. In effect, this decision halves the amoUNt of time this reserve supply could power the UK armed forces in the UK, if fuel supplies were cut off for some reason.
- Boris Johnson attends the grieving ceremony of Qa at one day's notice following Prince Harry's decision to split from rest of royal family.
- Boris Johnson responds to the assassination of Iranian general by the USA by saying the USA did not warn UK beforehand, that USA had no obligation to warn UK, deescalation was a priority, but simltaneously that any further attacks by USA on Iran should avoid sites of cultural importance.
- Boris Johnson is reportedly in contact with Mohamed Bin Salmon via WhatsApp. This information emerges following Mohamed Bin Salmon's alleged hack of Amazon owner, Mark Bezos's phone via a video sent throgh WhatsApp from Mohamed Bin Salmon to Bezos.
- Boris Johnson accepts recommendation from Inteligence chiefs to allow Huawei into UK's 5G network infrastrctre. This is in direct oppositin to Trump's publically stated wishes and is a major snb for Trump and the USA in China's favor. Trump has made it clear that allowing Huawei into UK's 5G infrastructure threatens the continuation of the 'five eyes' intelligence sharing practice, which keeps USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada safe from external threats e.g. terrorism, state sponsored attacks.

Questions:
- Will UK's position in critical trade negotiations be stronger or weaker based on Huawei decision?
- Will UK intelligence agencies be stronger or weaker if Trump ends intelligence sharing?
- Will UK's relationship with the USA be strengthened or weakened by the Huawei decision?
- Given that people usually want power to make changes, and that Boris Johnson doesn't seem to have any clear and consistent reasons for wanting power, what are Boris Johnson's motives? What does Boris Johnson want to change when he gets power? Why did Boris Johnson have such clarity and direction aged 18? Why did Boris Johnson want to marry so young, given that's what his divored parents did?
- Is Viscount Charles Spencer related to Princess Diana, whose maiden name was Spencer?
- If Boris Johnson was so passionately opposed to anti-semitism, why was he friends with Darius Guppy, a person reported to have expressed anti-semitic views?
- Why did Barack Obama remove the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office in the White House?
- Does Boris Johnson's interaction with Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, ring True? Russia and the UK are supposed to be serious and long-standing adversaries. Both are nuclear-armed states and permanent members of the UN Secrity CoUNcil, which are supposedly at fUNdamental odds with each other. At the time of this meeting, Russia was - and still is - under heavy economic sanctions from USA, UK and EU for alleged interference in UKrainian elections, the annexation of Crimea and the destablisation of Eastern Ukraine, as well as alleged responsibility for shooting down of passenger plane over UKraine and for ordering the attempted assassination of ex-Russian-soldier-turned-UK-Spy, Sergei Skripal, on UK soil, in flagrant disregard for UK's sovereignty, safety or security[watch video].
- Given warnings of all sorts of shortages that could occur on UK's exit from European Union, why would Boris Johnson's government halve the required amount of emergency supplies of fuel within days of gaining political power in the UK?
- So many other Qs, bt no time to write them. Help me write the questions and piece the pzzle together.


Boris Johnson's BROTHER - Jo Johnson
Education: Eton and Oxford University
Jobs: The City, Journalist (Financial Times), MP (Minister for Universities, Head of Policy)
History:

Boris Johnson Character (as reflection of factual pblic record; spoken and written words, political positions and actions).

Boris Johnson mostly adjusts his views, words and actions according to the situation. Some repeatedly come back when not inconventient. He chooses that which will gain him power e.g.
- Boris Johnson has long been an advocate of Turkish membership of European Union.
- Boris Johnson insulted TurkishPresident Erdogan
- Boris Johnson advocated Vote Leave which had as one of its core concerns Turkish membership f European Union due to the dominant religious demographic of Turkey.
- Boris Johnson criticised Islam as being inferior to the West and lagging well behind the advancements made.
- Boris Johnson insists that UK needs to take back control of immigration, knowing that reducing immigration is strongly desired by a significant proportion of the UK Public, especially those right of centre.
- Boris Johnson removes the minimum \A330,000 salary requirement for any immigration applications



* Bullingdon Club
- The Bullingdon Club Johnson was an outrageous, debauched, invitation-only members Club for the rich and high-powered young men of Oxford University. There were shocking initiation ceremonies which ensured the actions of those in the Club remained secret.
- around the time of the Brexit Vote, there were reports that David Cameron once put his penis into the mouth of a dead pig.
- Known members of the Bullingdon Club include Boris Johnson, David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt, etc.
- Previous similar 'Clubs' of ill-repute for the rich and high-powered have existed throughout the past several hundred years in the UK e.g. the Hellfire Club of London in the 17th or 18th Century, which boasted many influential members. A list of members was destroyed at the time, but correspondence between high society people of the era have enabled historians to piece together who attended and were therefore likely members. The list included John Wilkes, Radical Leftist Journalist and thorn-in-the-side-MP of the then UK Government and King, and Benjamin Franklin.
- There is a famous case of a woman who claims to have been sexually abused as a young child at a party in a European Castle attended by the rich and high-powered in the 1980s. The description of the parties are so incredible e.g. waiters dressed up as rabbits, children forced to eat dog faeces, children murdered after being sexually abused and degraded, that they seem UNbelievable. Too fantastical to be believed. would you believe a small child who said rabbit waiters were in a castle with all these famous high-powered people who abused you or the famous high-powered people?
- Prince Andrew attended some extremely Questionable parties hosted by Mr Jeffry Epstein, a convicted paedophile who recently died in prison pending a further trial. These parties were enabled by Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of Robert Maxwell, previous owner of the Sun Newspaper - most popular newspaper in the UK - whose Editors mercilessly targetted Royals and Politicians. He died in mysterious circumstances; he was lost at sea after falling overboard on his yatch.
- There have been famous cases in British politics/high societies of the 1980s where very senior politicians, senior policemen and even royalty have reportedly sexually abused children and young people.

Question: If someone rich and high-powered was compelled in blind drUNkeness to do something so appalling at one of these Clubs' sessions, and if photo/video evidence existed of them doing it which would destroy their reptations and potentially put them in jail, would they be free to make their own decisions or could they become compromised agents of an UNknown group, forever carrying out the instrctions given to them, the threat of exposure hanging over them forever. Trapped?
Question: What did Boris mean in election pledge to "Unleash Britain's Potential"?
Question: What did Boris mean when he told Merkel, Macron, Tusk etc that Iran should come round to "our way of doing things?"

John Wilkes great nephew, fighting for the Union Army of Abraham Lincoln, intercepted the British Mail Packet ship 'Trent' dring the American Civil War. It carried 2 Confederate Diplomats, on their way to Europe to attempt to gain support from France and UKfor the Confederate forces. It caused a major diplomatic incident between the USA and the UK. Apparently, only Lincoln's disavowment - but no apology - of Wilkes' actions stopped UKentering the war.


John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth is a distant relative of Cherie Blair (nee Booth). Her father was a semi-famous actor.
Cherie Blair (nee Booth) married Tony Blair who became Prime Minister.
Tony Blair was persuaded by INTELLIGENCE and those around him to invade Iraq. Trned ot the false intelligence was provided by an Iraqi who had fled to Germany. He'd passed the info to Germany intelligence who then shared it with Britain and Americans. Americans reinterviewed him. He claimed that he had worked as a scientist at a scientific research base in Iraq that was creating weapons of mass destrction. He referred to some cylindrical containers supposed to contain chemical weapons. This intelligence formed the basis of the decision by Tony Blair to go to war in Iraq. Years later after the war, the man who provided the intelligence was approached by a journalist and when told that the information he had provided turned out to be false, he said "I know" and smiled.
Tony Blair converted from Church of England to Catholicism and said his wife was the main reason.
Cherie Blair (nee Booth)'s sister recently converted to Islam.

ADD B personal history
Do B and J
Do B and N
Do P and Me
Do P and X
Do P and Ar
Do P and K
Do Intel Guy who lied re WMDs
CHECK SK/SP-T relationship
CHECK T-X press conf fact
CHECK T-B dates and location
CHECK T-B history
CHECK T-Tr arrest warrant facts
CHECK timing of NATO meeting newly elected or not?
CHECK T personal history
CHECK BC and HC

T

  1. T and B

2) T and P

Facts:
P has developed sophisticated technological and information warfare capabilities for Russia.
P is widely reported to detest T's 2016 YSA Election opponent, Hi, and blamed her for attempts to destablise his political power in Russia, while senior figre in Ob administration.
P controls all aspects of the running of the Rssian government and all its apparatus and proxies, from energy to armed forces, secret service to [allegedly] organised crime.
P was a Colonel in the forernner to the FSB (Russian secret service), the KGB.
P's Russian FSB operatives are fiercly loyal to him and obey all his orders.
P's Russian FSB operatives influenced the 2016 USA election according to FBI investigation.
T announced his decision to run for the presidency in June 2015.
T and associates have extensive connections to those within the sphere of Ps influence in Rssia, which pre-date his announcement to run as President in June 2015.
T spoke positively of P in USA election campaign.
P spoke positively of T in USA election campaign.
T and P have had off-record, private conversations at the side-lines of global events
P wanted T in power.
P did not want Hi in power.
P had a motive for putting T in power which is unstated.
P must have begun planning complex and significant USA Election 2016 operation long before the 2016 election.
P is in his latter years and he has been building and shaping Rssia for over 10 years unopposed, continuously increasing his grip on power over Rssia and the Rssian people.
P's natural life expectancy, based on average life expectancy, is probably less than 20 years.
P's political life expectancy can mirror his life expectancy, such is his grip on power.
T is in his latter years.
T's life expectancy, based on average life expectancy, is probably less than 10 years.
T's political life expectancy is between 0-5 years; 5 years (with re-election), 1 year (without re-election) or less than 1 year (if indicted and removed from office).
If P had a motive which required T to be in power, T's window of opportunity is rapidly closing.

3) T and European Union
EU is a group of European nations with more power together than apart e.g. Germany, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Sweden etc.
EU's dominant countries are Germany and France, the major economic powers within the union.
Germany has had the same leader for 10 years
T has consistently spoken negatively about the european union as a concept, preferring individual sovereign nations.
T about EU "Now you wouldn't think of the European Union [as a foe], but they're a foe"

4) T and UN
UN is a group of all the world's nations, like a global parliament, led by Security Council
UN security counil is made up 5 countries; UK, USA, France, China and Russia. Each holds a veto on UN decisions. Each is armed with nuclear weapons.
USA is the biggest contributor to United Nations budget and it is head quartered in New York City].

T has consistently spoken negatively about the United Nations as it stands and threatened to cut funding

5) T and NATO
NATO is a group of nations near the North Atlantic, formed in aftermath of WW2 as bulwark against Russia, led by USA, UK, Germany and France, with more power together than apart.

T described NATO as obsolete and threatened to pull out if other nations, like Germany and France did not increase their fnding to 2% of GDP (the minimum reqirement).

5.5) T and G7 (a grop of the wealthiest nations in the world minus China and Rssia)

T to B in 2019 G7 meeting "I've waited 6 years for this".
- T was elected in 2016 and decided to run in 2014/5, 5 years previous.

What is the 'this'?
'This' clearly refers to a planned event to which B is a party.
'This' is spoken in front of the other G7 leaders, which implies they are part of 'this'.

In 2019 G7 meeting, in an nprecented and unscheduled development, an Iranian contingent flew in uninvited and immediately joined the top table of world economies for emergency talks alongside T, B, Me, Ma, Ty, Tr etc. A photograph is taken. Everyone is smiling.

Why would Iran, which ranks x in the GDP tables, be allowed to gate crash the G7 above all other countries?
What was discussed?
Why couldn't it wait?

G7 consists of the top 7 largest global economies exclding China. (Was G8 until Russia expelled).
G7 is the most secretive and highest security meeting in world. No-one can get within a mile of the meeting.
G7 events are largely off camera and in private.
G7 events end with a joint communication containing a summary of what was discssed and agreed between the parties.


6) T and X
X represents China at highest level
T represents USA at highest level
X and T cannot hide their dislike/distaste for each other. No genuine smiles.
T to press conference on visit to China (while pointing to sky) "I am the chosen one"
T strongly opposes X's policies and practices in relation to USA and its interests on many fronts and thinks O was too soft on China.
T to X in 2019 re bilateral relations between USA/China against backdrop of N.Korean belligerence and missle testing and economic sanctions and trade deal negotiations "[condescendingly] It's a tough game"

Question:
What 'Game' is T referring to?
- Infers they are both playing the game.
- Infers they both know its a game.
- Infers they are on opposite sides in this game
- Infers that the otcome of the game is unclear

6.5) X and O
X represents China at highest level
O represented USA at highest level
O had much to be critical of about the way X was using China's power; military, business, technology, politically.
X and O could not hide their admiration/like for each other [See photo meme'd by Winnie the Pooh/Trigger image. Genuine smiles].

6.6) X and Sun
Sun has been a Gandhi like figure for decades, promoting peacefl protest over violent disorder to achieve change, winning Nobel Peace Prize.
Myanmar's military imposed rles on Rohinghas to limit them to having only 2 children maximum.
Myanmar's military forcefully removed Rohinghas from Myanmar.
Myanmar's military's orders to forcefully remvoe the Rohingha led to Rohingha refugees in other countries.
Myanmar's military's orders to forceflly remove the Rohingha led to the mrder and rape of some Rohingha.
Sun reacted angrily to accusations from BBC journalist that she supported/did not forceflly criticise the forced removal of Rohinghas from Myanmar.
Sun's Myanmar are under investigation in the International Courts for the military's actions against the Rohingha in Myanmar. This is similar to the sitation in Kosovo will likely lead to a Kosovo solution whereby Rohinghas are allowed back and form their own territory which will gradually be recognised by other countries around the world.
Big genuine smiles between Xi and Sun in recent meeting between two leaders.

X has set up reeducation camps to "reeducate" the Xighyrs and steer them away from Extreme forms of Islam and toward Communist party.
X's orders have led to the destrction of some Mosques.
X's orders have led to Xighyr refugees leaving China.
X's orders have not led to the intentional deaths of any Mslims.
X stated in a leaked memo that Islam itself was not a nationwide problem and should not be stopped.

[See photo of X greeting Sun in Jan 2020]



7) T and the Saudi King
See image of SK and T at a party, standing in front of a globe/model of the earth. SK has both hands on the earth. T, standing to one side, has awkwardly placed one hand on the earth.
- Infers the SK has power over the world
- Infers the SK has more power than T
- Infers the T is sbordinate to the SK
- Infers that T wants to be in the photo with the SK
- Infers that T and SK are collaborating

7.5) T and SP


8) T and O
T involved in spreading the birther movement which sggested O was not trly born in Hawaii, USA and birth certificate was a fake.
T clearly detests O
O clearly detests T
O moved bst of WC out of oval office
T moved bst of WC back into oval office
O pshed through nuclear deal with Iran, China, Russia and European Union and ended some economic sanctions on Iran so they could sell oil again
T plled out of nuclear deal with Iran, China, Russia and European Union and reimposed economic sanctions
O pshed throgh climate deal with China, Russia and European Union and rest of world
T plled out of climate deal with China, Russia and European Union and rest of world
O assassinated OBL
T assassinated GS

Why did O try to stop T ... would have been odd not to
Why did P spport T ... motive still unclear, bt clearly collaborative.
Why did O spport H ... would have been odd not to

9) T and Tr
T knew Tr father.
T attacked and renegotiated North American trade deal between Canada, USA and Mexico.
USA issued international arrest warrant for Chinese Huawei founder's daughter while in Canada, which Canada had to carry out, causing major diplomatic conflict between Canada (Tr) and China (X)
Tr clearly detests T.
T clearly detests Tr.
See Photo of Tr looking at T at G7 smmit following his indictment. Smug expression.
Images of Tr in black face emerge, seriously affecting Tr's poplarity, credibility and reelectability in liberal Canada.

10) T and Me
Me clearly detests T and has expressed this as forcefully as she can on many occasions, incl dring 2016 USA Elections
T clearly detests Me and has expressed this as forcefully as he can on many occasions
See Photo of Me looking at T at G7 smmit following his indictment. Smug expression.

General points about T

T does not drink alcohol, even in 80s Wall Street when drinking alcohol was considered absolutely normal/essential to deal-making.
T has many children.
T has had more than one wife
T treats women as objects to be used

T changes his views, words and actions according to the situation. He chooses the one which one will gain him power.
T was previously considered liberal and expressed liberal viewpoints
T was son of powerful real estate mogul
T avoided draft to armed forces and any threat to his life
T was part of real estate company that was essentially racist and prejdiced against black people in NYC.
T employed a racist butler who expressed racist views against O.


B

B and P's Foreign Secretary, L
Visited Russia as Foreign Secretary and met with L.
At this time, Britain was supposedly experiencing a delicate diplomatic sitation with Rssia against a backdrop of the copycat Litvinenko poisoning of Skripal and daughter in broad daylight in Salisbury and economic sanctions.
Press conference begins with spontaneos comic roleplay between the two, alluding to cold war spy thrillers B to L "No-one has searched my pockets" L to B "There's nothing in your pockets worth finding" B to L "A ha!" [both laugh genuinely].

Their interaction as adversaries who were at odds does not ring true.They seem to be on very friendly terms. The laghter is geniune and spontaneous. You would not joke around with someone representing a hostile state which has jst attempted the dangerous political assassination of a citizen on your country's streets in flagrant disregard for that contry's sovereignty and security.

B and Ty

Visited Europe as new-Prime Minister and met with Me. At this time, Britain was supposedly experiencing a delicate diplomatic sitation with European Union against a backdrop of tough Brexit negotiations which had stalled completely.
- B and his hard brexit allies N and J had repeatedly scuppered several versions of the deal to the fury and disappointment of the european union.
- B and the "lies" he was accused of telling were also blamed for the Leave vote generally.
- B has spent most of his political and journalistic career attacking and lampooning the eropean union (since the 1990s).
- B had recently likened Brexit to escaping from a Nazi prison camp, which to the Polish Ty, ex-prime minister
DOC3 Part 2
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Smellalikes, Dupes, and Clones from a Legal, Business and Industry Perspective [Part I, maybe]

When the fragrance industry was an insular group of unconnected companies operating a lot like medieval craft guilds, and before the advent of GCMS technology, fragrance trade secrets and intellectual property were relatively easy to protect. But even way back then, brands and marks like Chartreuse liqueur, Meissen, and Champagne were subject to trademark appropriation and infringement. These days, the only protections of varying effectiveness and enforcement left to original brands are proprietary and/or exclusive Ingredients; money, a strong identity and brand that encompasses not just perfume but a range of branded products, and trade dress. The latter two don't necessarily have to be costly legal challenges after the fact. They can be deterrents.
"Trade dress is a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging (or even the design of a building) that signify the source of the product to consumers.Trade dress is a form of intellectual property." Wikipedia
Trade dress takes trademark infringement a step further. In the U.S., the Lanham Act protects trade dress if it serves the same source-identifying function as a trademark. It is possible to register trade dress as a trademark, but for practical reasons most trade dress and product configurations are protected without registration under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)." 1
"Trade dress creates a visual impression which functions like a word or design mark, as an indicator of source. For example, the Chanel No. 5 bottle is instantly recognizable as the Chanel No. 5 bottle, even without the “Chanel” name on it"...."The success of a plaintiff’s trade dress infringement claim turns on whether defendant’s mark causes a likelihood of confusion amongst consumers that the plaintiff has in some way endorsed defendant’s goods/services or is connected or affiliated with the defendant and its goods/services." 2
In the US, "while trade secrets...are not broadly protected under federal statute, they are regarded as intellectual property alongside information protected by patents, copyrights, and trademarks." However, with the exception of a few legal carve outs for semiconductor chips, digital content anti-circumvention technologies, and original boat hull designs, it is "generally legally permissible in the United States to acquire trade secrets through reverse engineering."
The EU Directive on trade secrets establishes an even more liberal policy toward the acquisition of trade secrets through reverse engineering. Yet conversely, the "acquisition of trade secrets eventually could result in the evisceration of innovation in this industry and lead to the failure of this market." 3
Trademark infringement weakens the exact same original brands that clone manufacturers lean heavily on to position their own products.. in diluting the strength of original brands, those marketing "similar to", "inspired by", or "impressions of" ultimately weaken their own sales. "Failure of the market" is not relegated to trademarked brands
While original fragrance manufacturers don't patent formulas, they do trademark names. Clone companies rely greatly on these names to sell their copycat fragrances. When DUA or another clone company has a drop-down list of manufacturer trademarks, does that fall under trademark infringement or trade dress?
"L’Oreal scored a major victory in trademark protection against smell-alike perfumes this past month in England’s Court of Appeal. In L’Oréal v. Bellure, the court held that Bellure’s use of lists in its advertising that compared its perfumes’ scents to those of well-known L’Oréal perfumes constituted trademark infringement.
Justice Jacob ruled in favor of L’Oréal due to the strict language of European trademark law, which provides that if the use of another’s trademark goes beyond being solely descriptive and instead affects the advertising functions of the trademark for the purposes of publicizing a replica, then it is not permissible use. The advantage that Bellure gained from the use of L’Oréal’s trademarks was regarded by the court as unlawful "free-riding" on the trademarks’ prestige.
Bellure’s advertising in the U.S. would have been analyzed under the doctrine of fair use. In general, comparative advertising is regarded as fair use when the comparison being made is clear, not likely to generate confusion about the identity of the products, and does not suggest that the trademark holder endorses the product being advertised. Non-deceptive comparative advertising is encouraged in this country, because it assists consumers in making better choices when purchasing goods, promotes product improvements and encourages lower prices, echoing some of the concerns of Justice Jacob." 4
It's not Counterfeit or Intellual Property Theft;, It's Trademark Infringement.
"*In Coty, Inc., et. al. v. Excell Brands, LLC, a high-end fragrance company sued an all-but-dissolved manufacturer of knockoff fragrances for trademark infringement, trademark dilution and false advertising. Excell identified high-end fragrances to style themselves after, and then sold nearly identical-looking fragrances at retailers such as Dollar General and Walmart. Excell used plaintiffs’ exact house and product trademarks, similar bottle colors and sizes and gave their fragrances related names.
However, the Excell fragrances’ packaging included a disclaimer. For example, a front label of an Excell fragrance would read, “Our Version of — Eternity, by Calvin Klein.” The back label read, “Not Associated with the Makers of — Eternity, by Calvin Klein.” Both labels included the plaintiff’s registered trademarks, in addition to Excell’s own brand name in smaller lettering."
Coty won.
When Knockoffs Get Dangerous
Bill Bronson, CEO of Ruffin, "had been 80 feet below the surface of Subic Bay, exploring the wreck of the USS New York, when he had found it nearly impossible to breathe. His watch indicated he had been down no more than 20 minutes, so how could an air supply that would normally last him more than an hour be gone? That’s when he realized the bezel was no longer locked, and the instrument he had thought was his company’s premier dive watch was, in fact, useless. He shot to the surface in desperation and then spent the next three days in and out of a recompression chamber, undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatment to stave off the sometimes-fatal bends.
Just after his recovery, Bill abruptly fired the Ruffin marketing director who had given him the watch just to see if Bill could recognize it as a knockoff, intending to let Bill in on the joke long before he could ever actually use the thing." 5
Generic drugs are highly regulated, legal copies. They bear the exact same formula, chemical name and dosage. Generics come on the market when the original drug's patent protections have expired. They are subject to regulations (national or transnational) and are manufactured per industry agreements, standards, and inspection. 6 Recently there have been contamination recalls of generic drugs (e.g. Losartan) by the FDA from specific generic drug manufacturers. Copycat perfumes do not follow any regulations. 7
Brands that Clones and Counterfeits Avoid?
Clones/Dupes that skirt or totally avoid Trade Dress
Armaf - doesn't seem to even have a website, sells through distributors, and doesn't mention smell alikes. Its customers do free marketing.
Zara
Parfums Vintage -- doesn't mention smell alikes at all. Its customers do free marketing
Rasasi
Swiss Arabian -- although I have seen one of their products on eBay called Encens Mythique d'Orient.
Clones/Dupe Manufacturers Likely Trademark Infringing
DUA
Alexandria -- You can filter by proprietary name or manufacturer. Very little mention of "smells like" in product copy.
The Fragrance Shop
Other Kinds of Copycatting
If I continue this subject, the next part may be original brands that copycat other original brands.
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1 The Legal Information Institute
2 L'Oréal vs Bellure
3 The Fashion Law
4 If you read nothing else, I suggest you read this comprehensive article from NYU Law: Lost and Found: Intellectual Property of the Fragrance Industry; From Trade Secret to Trade Dress
5 Can Knockoffs Knock Out Your Business? Harvard Business Review
6 Generic Versus Proprietary Medications
7 FDA Generic Drug Facts
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[Game Preview] Week 1 - Atlanta Falcons (0-0) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-0)

Atlanta Falcons (0-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-0)
The Eagles open their first season as defending Super Bowl Champion against a team they faced on the road to their Super Bowl win. The Falcons gave the Eagles one of their toughest tests and took them down to the wire in the Eagles 15-10 win. The Eagles will once again be turning to their backup QB Nick Foles to lead them to victory as Carson Wentz continues to rehab his injured knee. Foles will look to find some of the magic that made him a Super Bowl MVP, a he struggled in his last game against the Falcons and has struggled throughout his preseason appearances this year. Foles will get some help as future Hall of Famer Jason Peters will return to watch his blindside and Swiss Army Knife Darren Sproles returns to do everything. The offense will still have a tough task, the Falcons have a fast defense that flies to the football and gets to the quarterback. On the other side of the football, the Eagles will also be shorthanded at LB where Nigel Bradham is serving his 1 game suspension for punching a cabana boy two years ago, however they do get Jordan Hicks back from a torn achilles that forced him to miss most of last season. The Eagles will also be swapping out some new faces for key contributors last including Michael Bennett for Vinny Curry, Sidney Jones for Patrick Robinson and Haloti Ngata for Beau Allen. The defense will be up to a tough task facing one of the best QBs in the league in Matt Ryan who has a plethora of weapons at his disposal including one of, if not the best receiving corps that includes Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and rookie first round pick Calvin Ridley. Even if the Eagles are put to the challenge of shutting down a dangerous Falcons passing attack, they will also need to deal with the 1 - 2 punch of Devonta Freemen and Tevin Coleman. NFL fans should be in for a treat because this has all the makings of a tough fought slugfest on both sides of the ball to kick off the season with Thursday Night Football.
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September 18th, 1966 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 23 – Atlanta Falcons 10
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Eagles No. 1 - Falcons No. 8
2017 Record
Eagles: 13-3
Falcons: 11-6
Last Meeting and Last at Site
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Eagles 15 - Falcons 10
In a sloppy defensive slugfest, Nick Foles and the Eagles offense did just enough and the Eagles defense held off thee straight shots to Julio Jones in the endzone to seal the win in the divisional round.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
01/13/18 Eagles Falcons 15-10
11/13/16 Eagles Falcons 24-15
09/14/15 Falcons Eagles 26-24
10/28/12 Falcons Eagles 30-17
09/18/11 Falcons Eagles 35-31
10/17/10 Eagles Falcons 31-17
12/06/09 Eagles Falcons 34-7
10/26/08 Eagles Falcons 27-14
12/31/06 Eagles Falcons 24-17
09/12/05 Falcons Eagles 14-10
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Falcons Falcons
2018 Weekly Matchup
Week 1 - Iron Rank Matchup
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2017 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Falcons Season Stats
2017 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 57 101 56.4 537 5 2 79.5
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Ryan 342 529 64.7% 4095 20 12 91.4
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Freeman 196 865 61.8 4.4 7
Coleman 156 628 41.9 4.0 7
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 74 824 58.9 11.1 8
Jones 88 1444 90.3 16.4 3
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 9.5 38
McKinley 6.0 39
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
Jones 138 91 47 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Mills/McLeod/Darby 3 19
Jones 3 8
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Bosher 53 2379 62 44.9 40.8 19 2 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Bryant 39 34 87.2% 57 35/35
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Smallwood 4 94 23.3 28 0
Roberts 38 860 22.6 61 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Sproles 10 10 10 10 0 5
Roberts 27 201 7.4 27 0 21
League Rankings 2017
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Offense 365.8 7th 364.8 8th
Rush Offense 132.2 3rd 115.4 13th
Pass Offense 233.6 13th 249.4 8th
Points Per Game 28.6 3rd 22.1 15th
3rd-Down Offense 42% 8th 45% 1st
4th-Down Offense 65% 3rd 31% 27th
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 50 23rd
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Total Defense 306.5 4th 318.4 9th
Rush Defense 79.2 1st 104.1 9th
Pass Defense 227.3 17th 214.3 12th
Points Per Game 18.4 4th 19.7 8th
3rd-Down Defense 32% 3rd 38% 16th
4th-Down Defense 22% 1st 68% 29th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.3 20th 44.2 5th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Falcons Stat Falcons Rank
Turnover Diff. +11 4th -2 19th
Penalty Per Game 7.2 T-25th 6.2 11th
Penalty Yards Per Game 60.1 22nd 57.0 15th
Connections
Falcons QBs Matt Ryan (William Penn Charter) and Matt Schaub (West Chester East) attended high school in the Philadelphia area.
Falcons' Special Teams Coord. Keith Armstrong played for Temple University in Philadelphia from 1983-86.
Falcons passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson played cornerback for the Eagles during the 1995 season.
Eagles DL coach Chris Wilson held the same title with the University of Georgia in 2013.
The two TEs in Sunday’s game played collegiately at Stanford: Eagles TE Zach Ertz (2010-12) and Falcons TEs Austin Hooper (2014-15)
2018 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Falcons
OT Lane Johnson WR Julio Jones (Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) C Alex Mack (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) ST Derrick Coleman (1st Alt)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) QB Matt Ryan (2nd Alt)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Grady Jarrett (2nd Alt)
FS Malcom Jenkins CB Desmond Trufant (2nd Alt)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt) RB Devonta Freeman (2nd Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (3rd Alt)
K Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
General
Referee: John Hussey
Since 2016, Philadelphia has produced a 15-3 home record (including playoffs), which marks the best home winning percentage (.833) in the NFL in that span.
The Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 home games dating back to Week 16 of 2016. Philadelphia finished the 2017 season with a 9-1 record at Lincoln Financial Field.
In 2017, the Eagles outscored their opponents, 282-124 (+158), over 10 regular-season and postseason games at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia’s 229 points scored at home during the regular season marked the 4th-highest single-season mark in team history and the Eagles’ most since the 2014 campaign (franchise-record 261).
Philadelphia is aiming to win its third consecutive season opener (9/11/16: W, 29-10 vs. Cle.; 9/10/17: W, 30-17 at Was.), which would tie for the 3rd- longest streak in franchise history (1st: 6 from 1942-47; 2nd: 4 from 2011-14).
Doug Pederson can become just the fourth head coach in Eagles history to win three straight opening day games, joining Rich Kotite(3, 1991-93), Dick Vermeil (3, 1979-81) and Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47).
Philadelphia has won each of its last two home openers (9/11/16: W, 29-10 vs. Cle.; 9/24/17: W, 27-24 vs. NYG) and can tie for the 2nd-longest streak in team history with a win on Thursday night (1st: 5 from 1945-49). Pederson can join Joe Kuharich (4, 1964-67) as the only Eagles head coaches to win their first three home openers with the team.
Doug Pederson became the eighth head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl in their first two seasons as a head coach (first since Mike Tomlin in 2008).
Pederson also became the seventh head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl in his first playoff run as a head coach (first since Brian Billick in 2000).
Pederson became just the fourth head coach in NFL history to win the Super Bowl following a sub-.500 record the previous season, joining Bill Belichick (2001 Patriots), Dick Vermeil (1999 Rams) and Bill Walsh (1981 49ers).
Draft Picks
Eagles Falcons
TE Dallas Goedert WR Calvin Ridley
CB Avonte Maddox CB Isaiah Oliver
DE Josh Sweat DT Deadrin Senat
T Matt Pryor RB Ito Smith
T Jordan Mailata WR Russell Gage
S Foyesade Oluokun
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Falcons
WR Mike Wallace DT Terrell McClain
WR Markus Wheaton G Bradon Fusco
DT Haloti Ngata TE Logan Paulsen
P Cameron Johnston CB Justin Bethel
DT Bruce Hector LB Richard Jarvis
LB DJ Alexander S Jordan Richards
DT LaRoy Reynolds
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Falcons
DE Vinny Curry DT Dontari Poe
WR Torrey Smith WR Taylor Gabriel
RB Kenjon Barner DE Adrian Clayborn
RB LaGarrett Blount TE Levine Toilolo
LB Mychal Kendricks
CB Patrick Robinson
TE Trey Burton
DT Beau Allen
P Donnie Jones
WR Marcus Johnson
TE Brent Celek
Milestones
QB Nick Foles (7290) needs 208 yards to move up to 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing Yards list passing Norm Van Brocklin
QB Nick Foles (51) needs 4 TDs to move up to a tie for 9th all-time on the all-time Eagles Passing TDs list with Norm Van Brocklin and Adrian Burk
TE Zach Ertz (3664) needs 127 yards to move up to 13th on the Eagles all-time receiving list all-time passing RB Brian Westbrook
DE Brandon Graham (38.5 – 7th) needs 1 sacks to move up to a tie for 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DT Andy Harmon.
DE Fletcher Cox (34 - 10th) needs 1.5 sacks to move into a tie for 9th all-time on the Eagles sack list with DE William Fuller.
S Malcolm Jenkins's (4) needs 1 more Interception for a TD to tie CB Eric Allen (5) for most Interceptions for a TD by an Eagles player.
DE Vic Beasley (17.0 -19th) needs 1.5 sacks to move up to a tie for 17th on the Falcons all-time sack list passing LB Keith Brooking and tying DE Jumpy Geathers.
RB Tevin Coleman (1540 - 19th) needs 73 yards to move up to 18th on the Falcons all-time rushing list passing RB Junior Coffey.
Matchups to Watch
Nick Foles vs Falcons Pass Defense
All eyes should be on the Eagles Week 1 starter for the opener. Coming off an excellent playoff run culminating in a Super Bowl MVP award, Nick Foles takes the helm as Carson Wentz continues his rehab. What Foles has shown in his career are incredible highs and incredible lows; this includes a relatively shaky preseason where Doug Pederson went the disappointed father route when discussing Foles poor play against the Browns a couple of weeks ago. It's important not to take too much away from the preseason since the coaching staff isn't game-planning extensively like they will for this matchup while also missing several offensive starters. Entering week 1 the Eagles will still be down one starter in Alshon Jeffery and another offensive contributor in Mack Hollins. Even with the benefit of preparation, the Falcons are one of the best teams in the NFL and tend to suffocate opponents against the pass. The Seattle-style defense is flush with high-end athletes that prevent a lot of big plays. Doug Pederson is 2-0 vs the Falcons as the Eagles Head Coach and in those 2 games the Eagles have 0 passing TDs. Foles was pretty decent against the Falcons in the playoffs and I think needs to be more consistently good in this one to keep the offense on schedule. This will be a a difficult task without Jeffery and some new pieces to work into the offense. Even with the capable backs the Eagles possess, they only averaged 3 yards per carry against the Falcons in the playoffs on 32 carries. In order for the offenses to be more efficient the passing game needs be good early and often. They cannot afford to put themselves in situations where they have to chase the Falcons through the air.
Eagles Secondary vs. Falcons Passing Attack
The Falcons have a plethora of weapons to contend with on the offensive side of the ball that can make life difficult for the Eagles defense. Everyone knows Julio Jones is a monster and has shredded the Eagles secondary in his last 3 games against Philly. Julio probably should perform this way; he is an elite talent and the Eagles haven't had a strong secondary. What has helped the Eagles in the last two outings against the Falcons is limiting the damage done by the supporting cast. Sanu is a good number 2 receiver and a reliable passing option to keep the offense on schedule. The addition of first round rookie Calvin Ridley can also help the offense be more explosive than it was in 2017. There will be an adjustment for Ridley to the pro game but he is already a very good route runner with good speed that is an upgrade over what they had previously. Austin Hooper is a reliable, if unexciting tight end option as well and helps make the offense efficient much like Sanu. Lastly, Freeman and Coleman are one of the best RB pairings in football and also excellent in the passing game. While it'll be important for the Eagles stingy run defense to continue to control the line of scrimmage, the Falcons offense has a number of very good weapons for Matt Ryan to use in the passing game. It'll be up to the Eagles young and ascending secondary to take a step forward early in the season. The Eagles also need Jordan Hicks to return to form in a hurry as Nigel Bradham serves his one game suspension.
Eagles Offensive & Defensive Line vs Falcons Offensive & Defensive Line
The battles that will have the greatest influence on the game, especially for the Eagles, is along the trenches. The Eagles enter the season with their OL 100% healthy as Peters makes his return to left tackle. One thing the Eagles haven't had in their 2 matchups against the Falcons under Doug Pederson is OL continuity. Lane Johnson was suspended for the 2016 meeting and Jason Peters was on injured reserve for the playoff match up. The addition of Peters back into the line up is big for the Eagles as they are incorporating some new pieces into the offense while missing Jeffery. The Falcons have a young, fast, and aggressive DL that can cause problems for opposing offenses. Even without Peters, the Eagles finished as PFFs best offensive line in 2017 and will look to maintain their status as one of the best units in the league. Both tackles are more than capable of erasing the EDGE defenders the Falcons have to go along with an All-Pro caliber Guard in Brandon Brooks and All-Pro Center Jason Kelce. While Wisniewski doesn't share in the same accolades as his other linemen, he is a very reliable LG in his own right. Controlling the line of scrimmage and keeping Foles clean will make a big difference for the Eagles in this contest. On the flip-side, the Eagles moved on from Vinny Curry and Beau Allen this offseason but upgraded both spots with veterans Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata. Both players serve as strong run defenders with greater potential as pass rushers than their predecessors. Chris Long, Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, and Derek Barnett all return to form the deepest and most disruptive defensive line in football. While the Falcons possess quality tackles, the amount of bodies the Eagles can throw at opposing offensive lines can be game changing. Alex Mack is an All-Pro Center but is surrounded by some question marks at guard. While the Eagles certainly lack some proven depth along the interior defensive line in the absence of Timmy Jernigan, there are still plenty of high quality rushers for the Falcons to contend with. Without Nigel Bradham and Jordan Hicks returning from IR, the defensive line needs to establish dominance for the Eagles to control this game.
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Happening in Indiana: July 22nd - 28th

My computer had a mini heart attack last night and I wasn't about to do this on a cellphone... So here's the latest happenings with a slight delay!
All my information comes from VisitIndiana so the list is not 100% comprehensive. If you know of anything that's missing, please post and share with everyone! If you've ever been to any of these events, or if you go this week, please share your experiences
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This Week Only
Northwest Indiana
Ouibache Music Festival - July 27, 730-930pm, at Delphi Opera House. This quintet of locally grown musicians formed in 2000 celebrating American Roots music with a flair for jazz and anything else. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the missions of the Ouibache Music Festival and the Delphi Opera House
Old Lighthouse Museum S.S. Eastland Memorial - July 27 at the Old Lighthouse Museum. At 11am, the 104th Anniversary Memorial of the S.S. Eastland will commence, Station Michigan City Coast Guard will place a wreath in Trail Creek where Indiana Transportations dock was located. Father Lev of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will say memorial prayers. Speakers will tell the horrific story of the Eastland tragedy. WEFM 95.9 live radio will be at the museum from 9am-noon. The museum will be open free of charge today only from noon-4pm.
Gatsby at the Gardens - July 27, 6-9pm, at Friendship Botanic Gardens. Step into a Great Gatsby Garden Party! Enjoy a speakeasy evening set in the 1920's. Stroll the gardens, sip some giggle water, play bocce or badminton or cut the rug while listening to live jazz. $45; 21+event
Main St. Tour & Taste of White - July 26, 500-1130pm, at Downtown Monticello. Concert-style music and delicious food/beverages. You won't want to miss this night of entertainment!
New Carlisle Hometown Days - July 26-28 at 300 E Michigan St. New Carlisle Hometown Days is a 3 day family fun-filled weekend. Friday night we offer fireworks, parade on Sat, car show, famous wiffleball contest, kiddie tractor pull, bouncy houses, games, various vendors, food and entertainment.
Downtown Tractor Show - July 27, 8am-3pm, at 124 N. Michigan St. The streets of Downtown Plymouth will be filled with Tractors, Garden Tractors, Pedal Tractors and Hit-n-Miss Engines! There will also be food trucks with yummy treats to purchase. Autumn Leed and the River City Band will be playing from 12:00 pm til 2:00 pm. This is a FREE, family-friendly event!
Jasper County Fair - July 20-27 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds on State Road 114. The annual fair includes rides, games, demolition derby, food vendors, craft vendors and more!
U.S. Military All-Star Baseball Game - July 22, 7-10pm, at Oil City Stadium. The U.S. Military All-Stars will return to Northwest Indiana for a stop on this year’s Red, White & Blue Tour as they continue the mission of promoting the awareness of all Americans in support of the honorable sacrifices our armed forces make. The team is comprised of active duty servicemen from all branches of service around the world.
25th Annual Pierogi Fest - July 26-28 throughout Whiting. Taking place in Whiting, Indiana, Pierogi Fest® celebrates Eastern European food and culture with a wacky familial twist. Pierogi Fest® welcomes all to celebrate Eastern European heritage while poking a little fun at the same time.
Festival of Magic - July 26-28 at the Aftermath Cidery and Winery. Join Aftermath Cidery and Winery for a family-friendly trip to everyone's favorite boarding school! Visit all locations on your map to complete the scavenger hunt and win a prize: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, King's Cross, the Leaky Barrel, and more! Each location will offer both Adult Potions and drinks for Little Wizards and Witches
Northeast Indiana
Park-inn Movies: The Sandlot - July 25, 930-1130pm, at Potawatomi Inn. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the lawn overlooking Lake James. Admission is free to Inn Guests, Campground Guests and with paid admission to Pokagon State Park. (Weather Permitting).
Auburn Downtown Cruise-In - July 25, 530-800pm, at Courthouse Square. Join classic car enthusiasts around Courthouse Square downtown. See restored cars and other special vehicles of interest at this free event. Bring your family and stroll the streets, shop, have dinner in one of our local restaurants. There will be door prizes and a Crew's Choice Award for the most popular car. All show vehicles should arrive no earlier than 5:30 pm. Please enter at the corner of 7th & Cedar in order to check in and receive registration forms. All Cruise In's are held in Downtown Auburn around the square (Cedar, 9th, and Main.)
Berne Swiss Days - July 25-27 throughout Berne. The Swiss Day Celebration is a time for Berne to share it’s heritage with authentic Swiss costume, great food, craft vendors and merchandise. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the friendly competitions for all ages. From the 5K race to Big Wheel Competition for the younger ones to the Steintoss, there is something for everyone. On stage and around the festival you can hear Swiss music. Watch as couples dance the polka to live music on stage.
Allen County Fair - July 23-28 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. We welcome families to the 30th Annual Allen County Fair July 23rd to July 28th at the Allen County Fairgrounds, located off Carroll Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The 2019 Allen County Fair is home to Allen County 4-H and features many animal shows, projects and events throughout the week. In addition to 4-H festivities, the fair offers a full food court, carnival rides, and lengthily list of family-fun events. Highlighted events include: free ice cream social, hot air balloon fight/glow, 4X4 truck pull, demo derbies, kids day, live music, peddle truck races and much more.
Fort Wayne Pride Fest - July 26-27 at Headwaters Park. The two day event features live entertainment, vendor market, a beer tent, food plaza, workshops, tournaments, KidSpace and fun with the community! There are a variety of opportunities available for businesses and individuals who are looking to support Pride in the Fort including sponsorship, vendors, and volunteering. Pride is committed to bringing events throughout the year to build a stronger LGBTQ community outside of the festival. Check out our events page for more info.
Colonial America on the Frontier - July 27-28, 10am-6pm, at The Old Fort. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the American Revolution at Fort Wayne’s Historic Old Fort. The Continental Army and British forces will be on hand to provide live demonstrations throughout the day on period specific artillery and military maneuvers. Re-enactors will also bring to life the daily activities of this time period through demonstrations on period cooking, gardening, blacksmithing, and much more! The Fort will be open to the public: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Tours of the Fort will be offered throughout the weekend.
Elkhart County 4-H Fair - July 19-27 at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. he fair hosts nationally known musical artists during their 5-night concert series. A sanctioned rodeo, PPL tractor pull, and demolition derby are also highlighted at the free grandstand during fair week. Bring your appetite and explore famous food row. With more than 70 food stands, the fair takes pride in offering mouth-watering, once-a-year, fair favorites. Over 3,000 4-H livestock and more than 4,000 4-H still exhibits are shown during the 9-day event. Daily entertainment can be been found on every corner of the grounds, with multiple shows and exhibits included with your gate admission. Thrill seekers of all ages will want to visit the mid-way, complete with roller coasters, games and kiddie rides for the young fairgoers.
Amishland and Lakes Bicycle Tour - July 27-28, 6am-1pm, at Lakeland High School. Amishland and Lakes, based at Lakeland High School in LaGrange, Indiana, visits a world where lifestyles have remained almost unchanged for over a hundred years. One of the friendliest rides around, you’ll enjoy seeing and meeting families, women’s groups, regional cycling clubs, and tandem pairs who tell us they love our routes because they are so “tandem friendly.” There are wide open spaces, clean country air, friendly people and lots of great food. There is plenty to explore, experience and eat. Amishland and Lakes is famous for great SAG food (watermelons, peaches, blueberries, bananas, fresh baked cookies and more), and there are also Amish bakeries, restaurants and homemade ice cream parlors along the route. The routes range from 22 to 100 miles, offering smooth, quiet roads, where buggies are numerous and cars are few (both days begin and end at the High School). We also offer directions for a do-it-yourself Friday option to ride the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Camping is available at the 4-H Fairgrounds across from our start location. For more details go to http://amishlandandlakes.com
11th Annual Dixie Day Festival and Arts & Craft Fair - July 27, 8am-5pm, at 102 S. Morton St. The Dixie Day festival honors the landmark sternwheel paddle boat. It also encourages everyone to visit North Webster. The Dixie Boat has been cruising Webster Lake every summer since 1929 and attracted more than 13,000 riders last season. Dixie Day Festival is a dream come true with a list of activities and events that continue to grow. Extra Dixie cruises will be added for Saturday afternoon of the festival as well as the regular evening cruises. What to expect: North Webster Fire Department Pancake/sausage breakfast - 7am until out, Arts and Craft fair- 10a- 4p, 5K Run like a Pirate/Walk like a Captain, Car, truck, and bike show 10a-3pm, Boat show- 8am-4pm, Delicious food trucks, Tractor Show 10a-3p, and Ride the Dixie Sternwheel on beautiful Webster Lake.
Lauren Talley - July 23, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
The Taylors - July 25, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $19.95 | Dinner and Theater - $37.95
Legacy Five - July 26-27, 7-9pm, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Showtime: 7:00pm | Doors Open: 6:30pm Prices: Tickets Only - $39.95 | Dinner and Theater - $57.95
Central Indiana
SetonFest - July 25-27, 6-10pm, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. SetonFest is a three-day festival that includes carnival rides, a different band each night, food, bingo, a casino, beer garden and more. Free parking and free admission.
2019 Topgolf Tour - July 22, 6-11pm, at Topgolf Fishers. Team up, play and earn your way to Las Vegas and $50,000. There are 19 Regional Tournaments at Topgolf locations across the US, UK, and Australia, between June 18 and August 14. Playing a variety of Topgolf signature games that test strategy and accuracy, two-person teams compete against one another for a spot at the Topgolf Tour Championships in Las Vegas, with full VIP treatment. Only one team from each Regional Tournament makes it through to compete for the glory and a life changing prize. WHAT'S INCLUDED Entry into Topgolf Tour Regional Tournament, Minimum 2.5 hours of game play, Hot buffet, Official Topgolf Tour Insulated Water Bottle, $5 donation to Bunkers in Baghdad from every US player registration.
25th Annual Frankfort Hot Dog Festival - July 26-27 at Prairie Creek Park. Indiana's largest two-day hot dog festival features vendors, family fun, hot dog eating contests, dachshund races and HOT DOGS!
Gas City Concerts in the Park Presents Keith Anderson - July 23, 7pm, at Gas City Park. This is a FREE concert brought to you by the Gas City Concerts in the Park committee.
Gas City Concerts in the Park Presents The Park Avenue Band - July 26, 7pm, at Gas City Park. This is a FREE concert brought to you by the Gas City Concerts in the Park committee
Indy Shorts International Film Festival - July 25-28, 10am-10pm, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. The Indy Shorts International Film Festival, presented by Heartland Film and the organizers of the Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF), is an Academy Award®-qualifying fest dedicated to the art of short film! Last summer, Indy Shorts expanded as its own separate event from HIFF, becoming the largest short film festival in the Midwest - showcasing storytelling from around the world. All winners (Grand Prize and Audience Choice Awards) will play encore screenings at HIFF in October 2019. General ticket info at https://heartlandfilm.org/indyshorts/.
Athenaeum Soireé: An Affair on the Ave - July 25, 630-900pm, at Athenaeum Foundation, 401 East Michigan St. The Athenaeum Soireé: An Affair on the Ave is an annual fundraiser featuring pairings of culinary creations and delicious handcrafted beverages from local establishments as well as live entertainment, silent auctions and more at this business casual, 21+ indoor event.
7th Annual Iron Eagle Paddle & Run - July 27, 8am-6pm, at Eagle Creek Park. Athletes of all ages can explore Eagle Creek Park, one of the nation’s largest city parks, via land and water alternating between trail runs and a canoe/kayak leg. Starting at the beach, the race consists of a 2.5-mile trail run, 1.5-mile paddle and 2.5-mile trail run back to the beach. Participants can enter as an individual or 2-person team. They have the option to bring personal kayaks or canoes with life jackets and paddles, or rent a boat in advance from Eagle Creek Outfitters. Spectators are more than welcome to come show support. Awards will be presented to the top solo female, the top solo male, the top team and the top relay team. An after party will be held post-race at the Earth Discovery Center. 100% of proceeds benefit the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. To Register: Visit EagleCreekPark.org
RhumFest 2019 - July 27, 2-10pm, at Kokomo Arts Pavilion in Foster Park. Enjoy live music by local students and instructors of Rhum Academy of Music in Kokomo. Free admission. Bring everyone for a family-friendly day of great music, art, food, and fun in Foster Park. With back-to-back performances in a variety of styles and genres all day you are sure to hear some music you love!
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair - July 20-27 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. All phases of agriculture, 4-H exhibits, wide variety of youth activities, carnival rides, games and mouth watering fair food.
Tuesday on the Trail Nature Walk - July 23, 6-7pm, at the Haan Museum of Indiana Art. Get a closer look at nature as a guide leads you on an educational walk along our Nature Trail. The trail is about a mile long loop in the Museum’s three acre woods making it feel very much like a wilderness experience in the middle of town. Meet at the Nature Trail Entrance located at the south side of the Carriage house just off the parking lot. Fee: FREE
Bicentennial Park Summer Concert: Random Reaction - July 27, 7-9pm, at Bicentennial Park. Located at the corner of Indiana and Main Streets, the park is convenient to local restaurants to enjoy before the show. Popular local group Random Reaction will take the stage on July 27. Live music begins at 7 pm; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Free.
47th Annual Vintage Motorbike Show - July 24-28 at the Jay County Fairgrounds. The LARGEST vintage motor bike show in the USA. Join us to reminisce the Simplex, Mustang, Whizzer, Cushman motorbikes and more! $5 admission fee per person/per day charged at the Fairground's front gate. Gates open at 6 AM daily.
Southern Indiana
Jackson County Fair - July 22-28 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The Jackson County Fair is the biggest and best! Still a free fair, find building after building of exhibits, visit barns, enjoy the midway and delicious food. Great grandstand events and racing!
Bluegrass on the Square - July 27, 4-8pm, at Historic Downtown Corydon. Since its inception in 2003, Bluegrass on the Square has featured some of the most well-known Bluegrass musicians in the region. Now in its 16th year. All concerts are free and open to the public. July 27 features Hog Operation and Ida Clare
Master Gardeners and 4-H Llamas & Alpacas Club - July 27, 800am-1230pm, at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Join us for Two Special Events;; Master Gardeners will be a the Market answering your Gardening questions and Floyd County 4H Club will be bringing the Alpacas & Llamas.
Purple Veins: a tribute to Prince - July 27, 630-900pm, at Lincoln Amphitheatre. Purple Veins aim to re-create the magical power and energy of a classic Prince show circa 1985: an all-out dance party with relentless funk, all the hits, tasty lesser-known classics, theatrical elements, and dance choreography woven into it. Their aim is to be all-inclusive, with an age range of 18 to 40 and multiple ethnicities within the band..to both reach his music to millennials who didn’t live through it and transport those that did back in time to their younger days. With a charismatic and soulful frontman, a huge ensemble (16 plus!) of the funkiest cats, sultriest singers, and hottest dancers Wisconsin has to offer, Purple Veins is THE tribute show of all Prince tributes.
Country Roads Shop Hop - July 25-28, 10am-5pm, at Country Roads of Dearborn and Ripley Counties. Six Antique, Vintage and/or Home Decor shops will be combining forces to give you an unforgettable shopping week, with the chance to win big in the process! You can start and end at whichever shop you would like. Get your brochure stamped at each location and you’ll be entered to win our Grand Prize Drawing, $150 in gift certificates! ($25 from each participating shop) * Must be 18 yrs or older to be entered and Limit 1 per family* No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp, but it will be difficult not to purchase anything when you see what these amazing shops have to offer! Are you ready for some Antique, Vintage or Home Decor shopping and hopping? Hop all over the country roads and visit each participating shop! The Greenbriar Shop - Guilford, IN, The White Swan - Moores Hill, IN, The Blue Willow House - Dillsboro, IN, The Rustic Nail - Dillsboro, IN, The Whistle Stop - Milan, IN, The Huntington Carriage House - Milan, IN.
Wild Women's Hike - July 27, 10am-12pm, at McCormick's Creek State Park, 250 McCormick's Creek Park Rd. All are welcome to join us for the monthly DNK hike at McCormick's Creek State Park! The hike is free, but there is an entrance fee to get into the park. We'll be meeting at the Wolf Cave Parking area for about a 2-mile hike. Click here for the park map: https://www.in.gov/dnparklake/files/mccormicks_creek_trail.pdf Can't wait to hit the trail with you!
ONGOING EVENTS
Northwest Indiana
Chesterton's European Market - Saturdays May through October at Third St and Broadway, Downtown Chesterton. An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gary Southshore Railcats at U.S. Steel Yard - Various days at US Steel Yard. A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!
Miller Woods Hike Sundays - Every Sunday at Miller Woods. The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect repellent. This hike is offered every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30pm.
61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park - July 2 - Sep 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr. The 6,500-square-foot exhibit hall will be transformed to represent the 15,000 acres of diverse landscapes and highlight activities available to those that visit the park system. The exhibit will feature 12 trail stops. There will be interactive exhibits for children along the trail, selfie stations and a large “sandbox” for building sandcastles. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the 1,100 native plant species, rare and migrating birds, as well as recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, kayaking and cross-country skiing. Interactive activities will also give children a chance to become a Junior Ranger!
Summer Market on the Lake - Thursdays through the end of August at Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road. Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic and gourmet foods, beer garden, local live entertainment, jewelry, handmade crafts and so much more.
LaPorte Farmer's Market - Saturdays July through the end of October at Monroe St and Lincoln Way. The LaPorte Farmer's Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region's bounty and economic opportunities locally.
Summer Sundown Music Series - Sundays May through August. Bring the lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Sunday evenings listening to a different musical artist each week. Each Sunday evening you will find yourself at a different park with new musical artist. Check online to see where and who will be appearing!
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts - Thursdays in June, July, and August, at the Washington Park Guy Foreman Amphitheater. Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. June-August, Thursdays 7:30pm.
Light Keeper Harriet Colfax Month - July 1-31, 1-4pm, at Old Lighthouse Museum, 100 Heisman Harbor Rd. Harriet Colfax came into the 1858 Light House in 1861 an served faithfully until her retirement in 1904. Learn more about his Great Lakes legend all month long. The Michigan City Historical Society commissioned a color portrait of Harriet by local artist Wendy Wilcox Kerman. Come and view the portrait and enjoy the historic museum and don't forget to browse the gift shop.
Michigan City's Farmers Markets - Saturdays July - October at 801 S Washington St. and 1500 Franklin St. Saturdays through October 26th, 2019. Michigan City's Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods
Market on the Square - Fridays June through August, 3-9pm, at Founders Square. There will be over 20 vendors selling unique crafts, fresh produce, honey, flowers, breads and jams. Plus local food vendors selling food. Bands from the region will begin at 6. Then to top off the evening we will have a family movie at dusk.
Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi - April 2019 to January 2020 at The History Museum. The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community. Through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts, the exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band.
South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field - Various days at Four Winds Field. The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 30 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball.
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - May 4th 2019 to May 2nd 2020, 6-9pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show! The Dinner Detective provides a hilarious evening of murder mystery, a 4-course meal, and a prize package for the top sleuth. Just beware, the killer might be sitting right next to you!
Northeast Indiana
Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field - Various days at Parkview Field. The TinCaps are entering their 10th season at Parkview Field, which has been rated as Minor League Baseball's No. 1 Ballpark Experience four consecutive years.
Faces of Middlebury - May 17th to October 4th throughout Middlebury. Grab your cameras and the map to locate each “face of Middlebury” and insert your face for the perfect picture. Free maps are available at local businesses and organizations. Post your pics on Middlebury Then & Now’s Facebook page or on Instagram using #facesofmiddlebury. Can you find all of them, up to 30 "faces"?
Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Guided Tour - May 29th to September 25th at the Downtown Middlebury library. You wouldn't know Middlebury had a rough-and-tumble past, but behind today's modern facades lie tales of small-town mischief, hoods on the lam and possible mysterious passageways. Get the inside story and secrets from a local with this tour of downtown. Tours are offered at 10am every Wednesday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
Giant Toadstools and the World's Fair Guided Walking Tour - May 30th to September 26th at the Krider World's Fair Garden. Enjoy a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the garden that bears their name opens a window to the family's nursery at the height of its creative powers. The beauty will take your breath away, just as it did at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. Tours are offered at 10am every Thursday and at 630pm the first Tuesday of each month. Walking tour is approximately 1 hour. Allow time after the tour to visit the museum, unique shops and restaurants in the area. $5 Group tours are available by advanced reservation (call 574.825.5601)
A Simple Sanctuary, the new musical - March 28th to October 31st at the Blue Gate Theatre. She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds desperate sanctuary and surprising friendship in Amish country. Part suspense, part romance, A Simple Sanctuary is a compelling story of love tested, the cost of freedom, and the solace found in true community.
Shipshewana Flea Market - Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May through September, 8am-4pm, at the Shipshewana Auction. Nearly 700 open-air booths on 40 acres await you at the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market. Food courts, restrooms, scooter rentals and rest areas are on site. Open rain or shine. Also open for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and new weekend markets on August 16-17 (MotheDaughter Days). Antique Auctions are every Wednesday inside the Antique & Miscellaneous building.
Shipshewana Breakfast Club - Fridays in July and August, 830-1100am, at the Blue Gate Theatre. Breakfast: 8:30am | Program: 10:00am Price: $26.00 - Includes Breakfast and Show These concerts will be held at the Blue Gate Theatre July 12 - Lynda Randle July 19 - Allison Speer July 26 - The Taylors Aug 2 - King's Brass Aug 9 - Doug Anderson Aug 16 - Old Time Preacher's Quartet Aug 23 - Soul'd Out Quartet Aug 30 - TBA
Central Indiana
Kroger Symphony on the Prairie - Saturdays and Sundays at Conner Prairie. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's summer series provides music from classical, pop, and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. See performance schedule online indianapolissymphony.org
Celebrate the 10th Year of Tenderloin Tuesdays - Tuesdays in July throughout Hamilton County. Celebrating the 10th year, dine along the Tenderloin Trail™. Don’t miss Tenderloin Tuesdays™ in July along the tastiest trail. Each Tuesday restaurants offer special deals on the Hoosier delicacy. For a complete list of participating restaurants in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Northern Hamilton County, visit TenderloinTrail.com.
Hot Wheels: Race to Win - May 18th to July 28th at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and hold on tight as we open our Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibit celebrating speed, safety, design, and power. Get revved up for the special performances, activities, and the occasional pit stop.
Treasures of Ancient Greece exhibit - Jun 15 to Jan 5 at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. This once-in-a-lifetime immersive exhibition brings to Indianapolis more than 150 ancient objects and artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece. The ancient Greeks revered the human body, and many of the depictions are nude. Featured are bronze and marble statues, gold jewelry and funerary objects, exquisite pottery, artifacts of the world’s first democracy, and an extraordinary replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, known as the world’s first computer.
Mind Tripping Show - March 1st to December 28th, 8:30-10PM at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites. Mind Tripping: a Comedy with a Psychological Twist is an interactive show by Christian & Katalina, the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. Be a part of a mind-bending, reality-twisting interactive theatrical show. Think Candid Camera meets the Twilight Zone. Be prepared to have your perceptions challenged and your expectations turned upside down
Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition - May 24th to August 21st at The Indianapolis Zoo. After the paintings have dried and been professionally framed by The Great Frame Up Downtown, they are displayed for the summer in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens. Plus, you also get to enjoy the works of some of our more artistically inclined animals. Who knows — you may see a penguin Picasso, a walrus Warhol, an elephant Escher and many others! The Naturally Inspired Art Show presented by The Great Frame Up Downtown is included with Zoo admission.
Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Adventure Play - February 23 to July 28th at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. The hero pups of Adventure Bay are coming to The Children’s Museum, and they need your help. It’s time to run some rescue missions, as we work together to overcome challenges and help everyone in Adventure Bay. Enter the Lookout. Save the Day in Adventure Bay. Be a Helping Hero on Jake’s Mountain.
The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series - Various days June-August, at The Amphitheater. You can watch movies under the stars every weekend at Newfields. Doors open at 7 pm, when you can enjoy a picnic dinner, music, and activities, followed by that night’s movie, which will begin when twilight turns to night (usually 9:30 pm). Over the summer, over 20 movies will be shown—everything from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. All you need is a picnic (with non-alcoholic beverages only), chairs (for the back row of each tier), and blankets (in case the chair row is full). You will also want sunscreen and bugspray. No alcohol, pets, candles taller than 12 inches, or knives permitted. And if you want to travel light with just a chair and blanket, concessions will be available to purchase. Check out discovernewfields.org/summer-nights-2019 to see available films and to purchase tickets once they are available.
Zoolapalooza Concert Series - Fridays in June and July, 530-830pm, at the Indianapolis Zoo. Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, this incredibly fun night out is a great way to kick off summer weekends on Friday evenings with terrific live music. Concerts are free for members and included with Zoo admission, so you can play all day and dance all night! Seating under the Bicentennial Pavilion includes open tables on a first-come, first-serve basis
The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille, July 8 - Sep 1, 5-9pm, at 40 W. Washington Street. The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh seafood and appetizers with a flavorful twist for $28 per person with dinner.
First Friday Kokomo - First Friday of every month, 530-9pm, at Downtown Kokomo. Activities include art, music, food, local vendors, shops, entertainment, kid's activities & much more! Visit their Facebook page for monthly themes and schedule of all activities!
Kokomo Jackrabbits at Kokomo Municipal Stadium - Various days at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium. Enjoy a day at the ballpark! The Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball team are members of the summer collegiate Prospect League. Games are held late May through early August and feature fun themes and giveaways. Lawn and stadium seating available, starting at $8.
Karl Martz and the Legacy of IU Ceramics - May 4th to July 27th, 1-4pm, at the Haan Museum of Indiana Art. Martz’s influence spread throughout Indiana and beyond through the ceramics program that he established at IU in 1945, and through his students. Many of Martz’s students went on to teach at universities, and others established successful careers as independent ceramic artists. The exhibition features works by Karl Martz, faculty that taught (or still teach) in the IU Ceramics Department, and students who went on to establish successful careers in ceramics.
Summer Story Hour - Mondays, 10-11am, at the Physical Building of the Joseph Moore Museum. Join us each Monday in June and July at 10am for a special hour of stories! Each week will feature a different book about nature or science with a corresponding craft or activity. All ages are welcome and stories are chosen particularly for children in preschool - first grade.
Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp - July 25 - Aug 15 at the Grand Park Sports Campus. Join us at the Indianapolis Colts 2019 Training Camp! Every day you can enjoy watching practice, giveaways, food & drink specials, interactive games, and more. Download your free tickets at www.colts.com/camp.
Southern Indiana
Wildlife Cruises on Patoka Lake - Wednesdays May through October at the Patoka Lake Marina. Not just a boat ride: cruise the second largest lake in Indiana upon a climate controlled tour boat to search for osprey, eagles, blue herons, loons and other wildlife. Two hour cruises embark EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10am beginning in May and continuing through October. Voyagers are encouraged to capture on camera baby osprey in their nests, an eagle in flight, and busy beavers as the boat passes by.
Wine Cruises on Patoka Lake - Every other Friday starting June 7th, 730-930pm, at the Patoka Lake Marina. Sip wine paired with hors d'oeuvres/desserts while enjoying the sunset on Patoka Lake on our 60 person tour boat! Enjoy 5-7 tastings of wine from a featured Indiana winery, and choose 2 glasses of your favorite to enjoy after the tasting portion. Bottles of wine available for purchase as well as additional glasses. Call (812) 685-2203 to reserve your spot today! Only $50/person or $98/couple. Visit our website to view the winery lineup.
Shrek the Musical - July 3rd - Aug 18th, 6-10pm, at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. Somebody once told me everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious and twisted adventure based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film. Follow this unlikely green hero on a life-changing journey full of romance and dozens of zany misfit characters. The perfect show for any age! Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax & parking. AAA discount available.
Evansville Otters at Bosse Field - Various days at Bosse Field. Locally owned and a member of the Frontier League, the Otters are the darlings of summer. Great ball play combined with fun promotions throughout the game guarantee an evening of fun family entertainment. To top it off, the games are played at Bosse Field, a stadium built in 1915 and the site of the filming of "A League of Their Own" in 1992. Come watch our Boys of Summer from May through August!
Floyds Knobs Farmers Market - Saturdays May through October at 400 Block Laffollette Station. Floyds Knobs Farmers Market Opening May 11 - October 26 Every Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Were an Indiana Grown Market and host a variety of Great Events throughout Season.
The Art of the Monon - April 1st to August 31st, 10am-4pm at the French Lick West Baden Museum. The Monon was Indiana’s railroad and touched every town in Orange County. See the Monon paintings of renowned railroad artist Howard Fogg and other rare Monon items.
Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium - Various days at the League Stadium. League Stadium was home to the Rockford Peaches in the hit movie A League of Their Own. The vintage signage, scoreboard, and atmosphere remain. The Bombers play in vintage-inspired uniforms - pants are knickered, stirrups are worn. The crack of a wood bat against a baseball resounds through the stadium. You may hear Who’s on First over the audio. We even have our own Peaches at the games keeping everything in the stadium rolling, while our coaches and players keep it exciting on the field.
Rock on Rising Sun - April 10th to September 30th on Main Street. Search and re-hide painted rocks hidden within the City of Rising Sun city limits. Spearheaded by a local resident, thousands of rocks are painted throughout the season for kids of all ages to find and re-hide. Participants are encouraged to paint their own creations and hide within the city limits. Photos of found rocks are asked to be uploaded to the Rock on Rising Sun
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