“I felt all the emotions that had been kept inside of me,” Medvedeva, 18, told reports after her second-place finish. “I have worked so much to be here today, and I gave it all I had on the ice. I regret nothing, I did everything I could,” she added.
Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva took silver in her Olympic debut, losing by just 1.31 points to Zagitova.
Medvedeva charmed the crowd on Friday with her flawlessly executed ‘Anna Karenina’ routine, which brought her first place in the free program. The result was not enough, however, to cut the deficit from the short program, in which fellow Russian Alina Zagitova set a new world record.
Medvedeva’s intense preparation for the games was hampered by a foot injury she sustained during a Grand Prix stage in Japan. The skater, who fractured a bone in her right foot, was forced to skip two major tournaments, the Grand Prix Final and the National Championships, where Zagitova prevailed in her absence.
While Medvedeva was recovering, her 15-year-old training partner, Zagitova, went on to seal one victory after another, constantly gaining competitive shape before the main start of the season.
The break in her training may have affected her performance at the pre-Olympic European championships, where she was also beaten by Zagitova, ending Medvedeva’s two-year winning streak.
Both Olympic medalists have already confirmed their participation in next month’s world championship in Italy, where Medvedeva will try to defend her title.
At the beginning of December, Medvedeva was part of a Russian delegation that attended the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, before it ruled to disqualify the entire country from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
The 18-year-old delivered an emotional speech at the meeting, calling on the IOC members not to punish clean Russian athletes who have not been implicated in doping violations.
Euclid, OH — Once again, the cops from what is now becoming one of the most infamous departments in the country are in the spotlight. This time, the Euclid police department beat a man so severely that they literally broke his face and he had to be hospitalized. Also, after they arrested him, two officers were caught on the dashcam expressing their disappointment that they didn’t kill him.
Tensions between police and citizens in Euclid, Ohio have come to a head recently after police killed an unarmed 23-year-old man over a marijuana roach and officers were seen on video pulverizing another man over a suspended license, and, as TFTP reported last week, beating the hell out of an innocent man after mistaking his colostomy bag for a weapon.
The most recent black eye on the department stems from the arrest of Erimius Spencer. Because Officer Michael Amiott and Officer Shane Rivera smelled a plant, they claimed the right to kidnap and cage Spencer in December 2016.
According to the police department who has been caught lying on multiple occasions and beating entirely compliant and innocent individuals, Spencer resisted when they found less than one gram of cannabis in his possession. Naturally, they used the claim of resisting to inflict serious harm on Spencer.
As the officers were taking him into custody, they claimed he tried to grab one of their tasers, so they proceeded to smash his face in so hard that it broke his orbital bone.
Because the two officers that arrested him were off-duty at the time, two on-duty cops showed up to bring him in. Their discussion, which was caught on their dashcam is now the center of yet another investigation into this most brutal and apparently racist department.
“What did he have? I know it’s an off-duty thing but he said he was trying to take his Taser; yeah, that would be a damn shame, I guess, if had to shoot the nigger,” the one officer can be heard saying.
“I find what this officer said absolutely shocking, and disgusting,” Spencer’s attorney, Paul Cristallo said. “To me, it sounds like they are expressing regret that they didn’t shoot him and I think this shows a department-wide problem.”
Spencer was arrested that night on multiple charges trumped up by the cops. He was facing charges of drug abuse, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, and theft, but he had done none of those things.
“The theft charge stemmed from Officer Amiott saying that Erimius tried to steal his Taser,” Cristallo said. “He also charged him with criminal damaging because when they were tasering him numerous times part of a piece of plastic broke on the taser — that was one thing, and apparently Officer Amiott said his sunglasses got broken during what was essentially a beat-down on Erimuis.”
Once the case went to court, all charges except for the drug charge were thrown out.
Spencer has since filed a lawsuit against the department alleging that the officers violated his constitutional rights when they beat him to the point of hospitalization over a gram of a plant.
“Spencer’s possession of what was allegedly less than 1 gram of marijuana was the justification for charging him with drug abuse,” the lawsuit states. “It is noteworthy that Ohio law considers the possession of less than a hundred grams of marijuana to be a minor misdemeanor, not punishable by jail or even arrest, with a maximum fine of $150.00.”
Naturally, the Fraternal Order of Police is standing by its officers claiming that Spencer having the plant “precipitated the force used by the officers.”
“It is extremely frustrating to see the city have to spend resources to defend officers who are lawfully performing their duty and fight to protect the tax dollars contributed by the hard working men and women who live and work here,” the FOP statement reads.
To illustrate the laughable support for these officers, Amiott is the cop who was caught on video savagely beating a compliant man during a routine traffic stop. Amiott doesn’t only reserve his anger and violence for adults either, as TFTP reported in August, he was also caught on body camera footage beating a handcuffed child.
On his application to be a police officer, Amiott said he wanted to be a cop — not because he wanted to help people — but because he enjoyed the “danger/thrill” of law enforcement.
Sadly, because Ohio apparently has no standards when it comes to hiring cops, a trail of blood and rights violations is left in the wake of this sadistic public servant.
As for the racist cops caught on the dashcam regretting the fact that they didn’t get to “shoot the nigger,” their names have not been released and the department claimed they had no knowledge of the footage.
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Pop star Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her membership of the Illuminati for the first time to say that she regrets joining the secret society.
Gaga, a sufferer of the painful fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), says she believes her longterm illness is the result of her allowing “dark forces” to manifest themselves in her body when she “sold her soul” to “the Illuminati” early on in her career.
The singer spoke candidly in her upcoming Netflix produced Gaga: Five Foot Two documentary which is meant to be a warts-and-all portrait of the troubled star.However, the final cut appears to be more of a fly-on-the-wall footage montage of rehearsals, studio sessions, public appearances, private late-night conversations, medical appointments, and multiple tearful breakdowns.
According to production staff, many of the interview scenes were left on the cutting room floor due to “orders from above”.
When describing some of the more interesting scenes that were cut from the final edit, production staff revealed that Gaga recalled meeting with a Catholic priest to discuss undergoing an exorcism to rid her body of the “dark spirituality” that she invited into her body during “Satanic rituals” early on in her career.
She described how she was first inducted into the Illuminati by “donating her soul” which she says took place at a club in New York’s Lower East Side after performing a burlesque show in 2006.
Gaga described the experience as “very real and visceral, not metaphorical at all.”
“I had just been on stage, it was a good show, I was high on the love and applause from the crowd.
“I was outside lighting a cigarette, thinking about scoring some more cocaine.
“I was aching for more. More of everything. I just wanted to feel good. Feel anything.
“Then this man, a strangely ageless man in a suit, spoke to me.
“He was leaning against the wall, smoking, and he said to me
‘I think you’ve got what it takes. Do you want it?’
“I asked what ‘it’ was. I thought he was coming on to me.
“But he smiled and said ‘Everything. Success. Fame. Riches. Power. Do you want it all?’
“I looked at him curiously. I couldn’t work him out.
“Then he just stood there and sang one of the songs from my routine earlier.
“It was otherworldly. “I stared at him like he was a dark jewel dredged up from the deepest ocean.
“I got down on my knees and asked him who I should praise.
“I looked him right in the eye and told him I wanted it all. “I told him I’d do anything.”
I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word “suffer” not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I’m being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.
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Before meeting the man she describes as “my illuminated prince,” Gaga had little commercial success or public recognition, as a struggling performer who mostly played in dive bars, in burlesque clubs, and at late night revues, Gaga was able to create the music and achieve everything she had ever dreamed of, in exchange for one thing:
Her “soul”.Outside the Mercury Lounge in New York City that night, Gaga “concluded a deal” with the prince and instantly found that “success was a cinch”.
In exchange for her soul, Gaga was able to create the music for which she became famous with the most well-respected collaborators, producers, and promoters in the business queuing up to work with the unknown club singer.
Within one year she was one of the biggest selling artists on the planet. “His promises came true very quickly.””At the start, I thought we made a good team. But it wasn’t long before I began to suffer.”Gaga has fought with conflicting forces battling for supremacy inside herself for years, and she’s frequently at war with herself in the documentary.
One side is driven to perform, whistle the other seems to be struggling with “dark forces”.Gaga has suffered from the physical illness, fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, for years, which she is the physical manifestation of her fight to get out of the Illuminati-controlled record industry and break her contract with the “dark prince”.”
They may give you special powers, outer beauty, talent, and wealth for a while… but it doesn’t last,” Gaga said. “This is the reason why so many people who dabble in the dark arts are so unhappy. They flicker bright like a morning star and then wind up committing suicide or destroying themselves with substance abuse.”
They flicker bright like a morning star and then wind up committing suicide or destroying themselves with substance abuse.”Lady Gaga has recently announced that she is rescheduling the European leg of her Joanne World Tour, citing the “severe pain” that is impacting “her ability to perform”.
In a post from her official Instagram page, featuring a photograph of herself holding a crucifix and praying, she said she had “always been honest” about her physical and spiritual health conditions, and has been “searching for years to get to the bottom of them.”
“As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference,” wrote Gaga.