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Traden4Alpha
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November 27th, 2011, 1:40 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: zerdnaThis law of "gay propaganda" is idiotic, most likely it won't stay. In fact, Russia somewhat made progress in terms of tolerance to gays. In the Soviet union people went to jail for being gay. Today, there are tons of open and semi open gay celebrities among pop music, fashion, TV personalities. Percent wise, it feels like a larger proportion than in US. There is a ton of gay hostility, but that kind of thing just dies hard -- just like hostility to minorities.Which brings me to my point. Defense of gay rights somewhat puzzles me sometimes. It seems that journalists in the west and the public that simply eats and regurgitates what media serves don't see any other problems with the rights of non gays. In fact, somehow all freedoms that people talk and care about in the west are sexual freedoms. In Russia, a man closed up all sources of independent, non government media, changed constitution to appoint governors instead of electing them, drove out of the country or put in jail all influential people with money and political ambitions. He is setting himself up to become a president for another 12 years after being a president for eight and shadow president for four, he created a one party system that controls "parliament" and put KGB in charge of controlling all profitable economic activity. It is pretty unbelievable that all that media and public in the west have to say about it is that gays are inconvenienced in terms of talking openly about pounding each other in the ass.It's called displaced aggression and is quite common in animals. It's much easier to make a fuss over a pseudo-problem that affects almost no one (e.g., gay rights) than to tackle a real problem (e.g., political and economic reform)
 
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quantmeh
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November 27th, 2011, 4:17 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuote the governor of Tambov called for gays to be torn into pieces and thrown in the wind, or when former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov called us alternatively "satanic", "faggots", "western weapons of mass destruction" and made us responsible for the spread of HIV". Your kinda place poopsA boy wants to go to Tambov .
 
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November 27th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Семья Adams?
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quantmeh
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November 27th, 2011, 4:38 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnСемья Adams?семейка Адамсовone of those videos where the lyrics have nothing to do with the visuals, which makes it funny
 
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ppauper
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November 27th, 2011, 5:57 pm

tring to figure out what uncle fester was doing in that video
 
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zerdna
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November 27th, 2011, 6:07 pm

Many russian pop songs are puns. This one, is actually a carbon copy of a famous Brazilian pop song Bate forte o tambor which has a sentence that sounds in Portugese practically like Russian for "boy wants to go to Tambov". On top of it, Adams family is in it.
 
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daveangel
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November 28th, 2011, 8:44 am

How can this be possible ?
knowledge comes, wisdom lingers
 
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ppauper
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November 28th, 2011, 9:59 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelHow can this be possible ?congrats to russia, and to UAE for coming 3rd !
 
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daveangel
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November 28th, 2011, 10:28 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelHow can this be possible ?congrats to russia, and to UAE for coming 3rd !Quote "There is a small secret on how we do it, but I cannot tell this to you," Russian coach Mikhail Likhachev told Gulf News after his team's fighting 5-4 win against Brazil in the final on Saturday. it probably involved giving the Brazilians a little "gift".
knowledge comes, wisdom lingers
 
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daveangel
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November 29th, 2011, 8:04 am

Tambov is featured again.
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daveangel
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November 29th, 2011, 9:27 am

Stalin's daughter dies in the US
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zerdna
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November 29th, 2011, 12:53 pm

this article about Svetalana Allilueva is riddled with inaccuracies. "At 18, she defied her father's wishes and married Jewish student Aleksei Kapler" Kapler was older than 40 and was a known screen play writer and movie director. She didn't marry him, they were as they say "in love". Never heard of them having a son either. Her first marriage was some classmate of her brother. Second was Zhdanov.
 
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rmax
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November 29th, 2011, 1:36 pm

I believe even Wikipedia is more accruate.
 
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quantmeh
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November 29th, 2011, 1:38 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxI believe even Wikipedia is more accruate.wikipedia is quite accurate
 
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rmax
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November 29th, 2011, 1:40 pm

It is surprsing that a newspaper does not reconcile to Wikipedia nowadays as that is where they often have performed their research.
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