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Sedition appears to be a Flynn family project.

Michael Flynn’s Wild Ride Into The Heart Of QAnon

Michael Flynn stood in front of a cheering crowd of QAnon believers, far-right extremists and other Trump supporters, and told them he was absolutely certain Donald Trump would remain the president. It was Dec. 12 and Trump had already lost the election, but at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C., Flynn proclaimed “a spiritual battle for the heart and soul of this country” that would end with Trump’s victory.

As three of his siblings applauded behind him, Flynn vowed that the election was not over and that “courts aren’t gonna decide who the next president of the United States is gonna be.” Flynn said Trump trusted his supporters to “not allow what’s happening to happen in our country” and called on them to “fight back” against an alleged plot involving groundless conspiracy theories of election fraud and rigged voting machines.


OK, bookmarking for future reference.

It's not easy to find those rich veins of tiny little rocks.


Well in Coupville they say, Matt's hair grew three sizes that day...

OK, Jan Trump.

That's a real riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

They're not going to like this year's Christmas bonus.

I've seen something like this posted before and it fascinated me so much I did some research.

This is probably the Beryozka Dance Ensemble founded by a Russian dancer who says the dance is not really a folk dance.

The Beryozka or Berezka Dance Ensemble (in russian: Берёзка, russian for little birch tree) is a troupe of female dancers founded by Russian choreographer and dancer Nadezhda Nadezhdina in 1948 in the Soviet Union which specializes in performing in long gowns and moving across the stage as though on wheels or floating.[1] Although often considered a form of folk dancing, its founder once stated, "Beryozka's dances are not folk dances. They are dances whose source is the creative work of the people. But these dances are composed by me".[2]

The floating step is difficult to perform. According to Nadezhdina, “Not even all our dancers can do it. You have to move in very small steps on very low half‐toe with the body held in a certain corresponding position".[2] The troupe began touring in Western countries in the 1950s.[3] The 22 September 1951 performance at the hall of the Stockholm Musical Academy in Sweden, for example, drew crowds too large to be accommodated.[4]


Not too long after I first saw it, I read about the Versailles Glide, a special walk done by the ladies of the French court around the time of Marie Antoinette. I really, really wonder if this folk dance is a descendant of the Versailles Glide. Remember that the official language of the Russian Imperial Court was French and the Russian nobility had strong ties to France and its culture.

There are scant clues as to how the walk was achieved. Historian Antonia Fraser describes the Versailles Glide as a "mincing step" in her acclaimed biography of Marie Antoinette. But to many people, including Maria and me, "mincing" implies lifting the feet and taking tiny steps. And we have also read that the movement was performed without lifting the feet from the floor.

Maria was convinced that the Versailles Glide is the same step performed by the Angels at the top of Act II of Balanchine's Nutcracker ballet. After visiting the New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and viewing a tape of the Angels' dance, I was sure she was right.

In a properly executed Versailles Glide (which was only performed by women at the French court), the lady appears to be rolling. Her feet never seem to touch the floor and yet the illusion is created by never removing the feet from the floor. The wide cages called the Grand Panniers (or big baskets) worn under yards and yards of skirts constructed with heavily embellished brocades and silks, also helped to create and maintain that illusion -- that the wearer is sailing across the floor. The body never changes levels or bounces, and the era's long corsets with their stiff busks down the center keep the torso rigid.


And the Angels dance? Interestingly, Balanchine and Nadezdha Nadezdhina were contemporaries. I have no idea if they ever met or worked together. I looked at a lot of videos of the Angels dance. It was hard to find a good example because it's always very young girls. Many of them are costumed in a dress that goes all the way to the floor and stands out on its own, but their execution of the step is inconsistent. The girls at the beginning of this video do a pretty good job, though.

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