Meet baby Tristan.
Born shortly after midnight December 9, 2013.
She's a wee thing, only 5lbs. 12 oz. but quite healthy.
Humbling to be a grampa really. Never thought I would be one.
I consider myself very blessed.
Blogger: When created by Evan Williams in 1999, seven years before Williams co-founded Twitter, Blogger was bar none the easiest way to create and maintain a blog. But the world has moved on. Rival network Tumblr has social features that vastly outmatch Blogger’s, while WordPress is much easier to customize and has a robust development and design community supporting it. As with Google Groups, the only reason Google may want to keep Blogger around is to preserve the old content and avoid a PR backlash. But Google could easily put a freeze on new blogs and posts.From my perspective I don't see a lot of new stuff coming out on blogger, and word press seems to keep on moving rapidly. I don't know squat about Tumblr and whether or not Yahoo has killed it yet but that is another competing platform.
"We received explicit threats: 'You'll be soaked with blood; drowned in blood,'" he said. "It was very straightforward. We know the history. Russia generally does not care much for human life."As far as bribing Olympic officials to beat Austria in order to get the games originally...
The money thrown around by the Kremlin to ensure that Russia was awarded the games is also revealed in the film. Karl Schranz, a former Austrian Olympic skiing champion and personal adviser to Mr Putin on bringing the Olympics to Sochi, talks about the big-money lobbying that went into the games – cash that Leonid Tyagetschev, the former head of Russia's Olympic Committee, said was "practically unlimited." The money was used to lobby for Sochi and against Salzburg, which was also in the running before, in 2007, the International Olympic Committee to give the games to Russia.The Olympic Committees are against the release of this documentary and per the article:
Such was the displeasure of the International Olympic Committee when it heard of it that it refused to allow the use of the word "Olympic" in the title, or the use of any archived Olympic footage. They also wrote accusing the producers of making a "politically motivated" hatchet-job.After rewarding the games to serial human rights violators in China and Russia, how can the Olympics even pretend to have a shred of credibility? It is astounding that they would call a documentary filmmaker who explains how Putin's Russia is a hotbed of corruption a "hatchet-job". What did they think would happen when you chose Russia for the winter Olympics? They need to read the biography of Putin by Judah, since this fiasco was all preordained.