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Cha

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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

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What a sneaky sneaky deadly subterfuge. :( from your link..

"Sergeant Barakov, who served in Russia’s Sixth Tank Brigade, was one of dozens — some say hundreds — of Russian soldiers killed in action this summer. Their bodies have been returned in recent weeks to loved ones who in many cases had no idea where they were sent to fight, have received little information about how they died and, in any event, are being pressured not to talk about it. Some families have even been threatened with losing any compensation if they do."

Thank you, Duckhunter

"What does Russia tell the mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine? Not much."

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But such anonymity, which helps Moscow pretend that no Russian soldier fights in Ukraine, comes at a high cost. Rights groups, activists and local journalists now allege that Russia, already burdened with a dark history of soldier abuse, has suppressed the truth of its own killed soldiers, obfuscated details of their demise and buried some of the dead in unmarked graves to hide their role in Ukraine. And Russia’s response if its soldiers are caught: They’re wanderers who “accidentally” crossed the border.

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Valentina Melnikova, who leads the Soldiers’ Mothers Committee, told the Daily Beast she was “personally humiliated as a citizen of the Russian Federation by our commander-in-chief’s pure, direct crime.” She said Russian President Vladimir Putin is “violating not only international laws, not only the Geneva Convention, also is breaking Russian Federation law about defense. And as for the , we should be too disgusted to even mention his name. He forces his servicemen to fight in a foreign state, Ukraine, illegally, while mothers receive coffins with their sons, anonymously.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/29/what-does-russia-tell-the-mothers-of-soldiers-killed-in-ukraine-not-much/

Disgusting.. those who hold Putin up as some kind of hero.

Good. I had read that Muslims wanted them to be called "heretics" because they did not

represent their faith. That and "terrorists" will do.. and this "Daesh."

Thanks applegrove~ They are marauders, tramplers, and bringers of death.

Nice.. I love turtles! All sizes shapes and forms. Beautiful site of Sean Scott's photogs..

We call these plumeria flowers in Hawaii and they grow on trees.. interesting!


https://www.seanscottphotography.com.au/gallery.php

Mahalo, rug~

Yes, and totally insensitive to Native Americans..



redcorn
6 days ago · Fedex field Washington Redskins Stadium
We had a blast shooting with @thedailyshow Jason Jones is a master of his craft. We will keep you in the loop as to when the show airs but many thanks to them for amplifying our voices to #changethename

http://instagram.com/p/s8Q8ynNTSa/

https://www.facebook.com/1491s

Thanks for the refresher, josh.. I had forgotten about that!


Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum
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One more time: yes, this National Socialist march took place today, legally, in St Petersburg. @svaboda
7:35 AM - 1 May 2014 1,002 Retweets 170 favorites


Euromaidan PR @EuromaidanPR
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May 1st in #Russia.Ppl with #nazi flags are welcomed, meanwhile ppl with #ukrainian flag are detained @TukvaSociopat

11:31 AM - 1 May 2014 215 Retweets 37 favorites

TOD

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4903928

Speaking of whining about another country and covering up Russia.. same poster.

Yes the pro putin propaganda is strong.. just teeming with Putin spirit who started

this ugly shite. But, leave putin alone wah wah wah!

They try to cover up all of putin's atrocities and just point out anyone else's..no matter if it's in a response to atrocities committed against them or not.

I've never seen such a committed bunch of fans..

Lover boy..


Putin is a screaming homophobe..

In State Of The Nation Address, Putin Defends Anti-Gay Law

"MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation address on Thursday to defend conservative values, referring obliquely to his government's anti-gay stance as he chided the West for treating "good and evil" equally.

Russia has faced Western criticism over a law banning "propaganda of non-traditional relations," which gay rights groups say has given a green light to harassment and intimidation. The law has prompted activists across the world to demand a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

In his 70-minute televised speech from an ornate Kremlin hall, Putin pledged to defend traditional family values, which he said were the foundation of Russia's greatness and a bulwark against "so-called tolerance — genderless and infertile."

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"Putin is believed to be a devout Christian" Yeah, we know all about those "devout Christians" who use hate in the name of Christ.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/12/putin-state-of-the-nation_n_4432001.html


Putin’s grip on the internet

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The precedent of persecuting bloggers to silence them was set in 2008, a year after a blogger Savva Terentyev criticised police in a comment on a LiveJournal post he was sentenced to one year suspended sentence, article 282 of Russian Criminal Code for, “fomenting of social hatred” towards policemen. Since then, article 282, which covers actions provoking animosity and hatred towards certain religious, social, gender or national groups has been used to silence bloggers through the courts.

The other charge commonly used against internet users is “extremism” . Throughout Putin’s reign this charge has been used to target people who criticise the Kremlin — together with defamation and drug legislation. Russia’s Department of Presidential Affairs won three defamation lawsuits against newspaper Novaya Gazeta in just one week last year. All the articles talked about this authority’s controversial withdrawals from Russian budget and extremely high salaries of its staff. The editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov told Index that Kremlin has been using defamation suits as a censorship instrument.


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Starting from 1 November 2012 Russian authorities won’t need a court ruling, like they did in the Terentyev case. Authorities will appeal to ISPs, like in the Rumyantsev case, create website blacklists and will be able to actually shut down anything they won’t like. Previously, a court ruling could make a website or the URL of a certain web content inaccessible in a specific region, while it stayed available in another.

Andrey Soldatov, an expert on Russian security services, notes that soon “the Kremlin will have at its disposal the facilities for blocking access to internet resources across the whole of Russia”, including Skype and Facebook."

http://uncut.indexoncensorship.org/2012/08/putins-russia-internet-censorship/

More recently..

snip// March 20, 2014

Putin ramps up Internet censorship, citing Google and Snowden to ensure public support


On March 13, a half-dozen highly trafficked opposition blogs and indie media outlets were suddenly blocked within Russia. The websites — including the highly respected Ekho Moskvy radio station and the blog of popular nationalist opposition politician, Alexei Navalny — received no notice of the impeding cutoff.

There was no court order, no trial, not even a public hearing. But there’s no doubt the move was official: Roskomnadzor, Russia’s mass media and telecommunications regulator, very publicly announced it in a directive to Russian ISPs, explaining that access to these websites must be blocked for extremism and for encouraging people to attend unsanctioned protests — in this case, against Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

This new formal power to unilaterally block access to any website comes via a brand new Internet censorship law that went into effect on February 1, 2014. It’s called the “Law of Lugovoi” — named after its author, State Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi, a scary ex-FSB officer-turned-Duma deputy who is better known as the prime suspect in the 2007 polonium assassination of Alexander Litvinenko in London.

Russia has refused to extradite Lugovoi to the UK to face trial and has instead allowed him to make a second career for himself as an ambitious legislator in Russia’s lower house of parliament. Lugovoi has put his personal stamp on plenty of bills, including ones that limit free speech and expand the power of the FSB. (He’s also know for periodically issuing veiled death threats against opposition politicians.)

http://pando.com/2014/03/20/putin-ramps-up-internet-censorship-citing-google-and-snowden-to-ensure-public-support/


Time to Boycott Chuck Todd and MTP! Why?.. 'Cause Chucky's emblemic of the

Freaking Twilight Zone.. I substituted psychopath with sociopath in Rod's famous quote.. that's a better fit, imv.. They feel no shame.

***Or just write them a letter if you're so inclined-Contact at bottom of OP***

"Imagine if you will, a world run by sociopaths".. It's now 2014, Rod Serling, and we're way past having to "imagine"..



EarlG

Don't ya just want to wipe that smirk off his face with low ratings at mtp?

"LAZY"? I dunno.. Chucky seems awfully busy carrying RW talking points all over the tv.. like he has all the energy in the world. Just when it comes to the facts he falls down on his job.

This is my letter to nbc from last week and so far.. CRICKETS..

******contact.nbcnews@nbcuni.com******

Dear Deborah Turness,

Chuck Todd was horrible on his debut MTP show and not very bright. And, so full of himself.. telling the President how to speak.. like he knows anything.

The President mentioned Syria 4 times and the Todd came up with the following..

"You’ve not said the word, “Syria,” so far in our conversation. Obviously, if you’re going to defeat ISIS, you have used very much stronger language. It’s gone through the week during your trip to Wales. You got to go to Syria in some form or another."

Notice that President Obama's last mention of Syria came two sentences before Todd made his fatuous statement.

If one of the traits of a good interviewer is listening to the answers given by the subject, Chuck Todd fails miserably.

Cha xoxoxox
Kauai

Again.. ******contact.nbcnews@nbcuni.com******

So many are trying to black and white this.. not Senator Sanders or Elizabeth Warren..

Bernie stands with the President on this "Enormously complicated issue".. as he calls it. He disagrees with staying out of ISIS like some around are clamoring on about.



As he stated it's an "International effort" and guess what.. "they have to put money in it too."

Hartman and he talked about one republiCon saying.. they'll "blast him if it doesn't work and ask why he didn't do it sooner if it does." Sounds like a familiar whine.

Senators Warren and Sanders are on board with the President..

FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5527989

Elizabeth Warren: It's Time to Destroy ISIS

"ISIS is growing in strength. It has money, it has organization, it has the capacity to inflict real damage. So when we think about a response we have to think about how to destroy that," Warren told Yahoo's Katie Couric.

Warren agreed that "time is of the essence."

"We need to be working now, full-speed ahead, with other countries, to destroy ISIS. That should be our No. 1 priority," she said in a wide-ranging interview promoting her latest book, A Fighting Chance.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2014/09/04/elizabeth-warren-its-time-to-destroy-isis-n1887259

"Lasting Obama Legacy in the Courts".. good to know, kairos! I always see so much

about "Obama's done nothing.. or maybe he'll be remembered for Health care.. maybe".

Sweetie Dogs! But, you know.. we suppose to "Leave Putin Alone! :(

thanks Steve~
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