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

Anne Applebaum @anneapplebaum
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
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



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.


Putin’s grip on the internet


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.


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."


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.)


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"..


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..


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

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.


"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~

The Parallel Universe Needs Blowback, Major! It's Sickening what you've seen this week re Toad..

Hell no, he wasn't goaded into this by anyone. He's doing what he thinks is the right thing to

to and Senator Bernie Sanders stands with him.. 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.. thank goodness for those who know and understand the whole picture.

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

Thanks fresh.. Just doing his job..

They like their little name calling.. maybe it makes them feel all superior.. lol

..their purity for whttevrr is the only thing that is acceptable. Everyone else is just a DINO.. Rofl!

Here's from Bernie Sanders on ISIS.. Would they dare throw him under their Purity bus with the rest of us?..

"I think airstrikes are important, but we need the international community."

~ snip ~

"He understands how complicated this issue is, that we need the international community, that at the end of the day, if we defeat ISIS it will be the people in Iraq and Syria do that, with the support of the United States, and with the support of the international community. So to my mind, this is an enormously complicated issue. I think the President is right. We have to help the so called Syrian moderates, G-d knows how many of them that there are. I think airstrikes are important, but we need the international community."

FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025518118


"In a statement on Iraq, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the world needs to step up in dealing with ISIS, and in the process he sounded a lot like a 2016 presidential candidate.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said, “The United States is not the only country on Earth with an air force. While I support President Obama’s decision to use airstrikes to protect the lives of thousands of innocent people of the Yazidi minority, the U.S. should not have to act alone militarily in this crisis. ISIS is a danger to the entire region and to the world. The international community must work with the U.S.”

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