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Old 02-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Russia Warns The US

Russia warned the US about striking Iran. They have not ruled out "Military Action."

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/16/D8FQAH2G6.html
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:32 PM   #2
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Russia really seems to be making an effort to muscle back onto the scene lately. It would be wonderful if they prove to have more influence with Iran than Western governments do, but considering their less than exemplary relations with their own Muslim minorities in Chechnya and elsewhere, I am skeptical. However, they are an important trade partner for Iran, and that may count for something.
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Russia is moving back into the swing of authoritarian state, the question is not when will a Novaya Russia come to be, but how rapidly the country falls apart.
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Well...when the population of Russia is expected to fall back under 100 million people within the next thirty years (at the rate it's going), and that will officially be the lowest figure in something like 800 yrs....and you have LOST a total of 30 million people (or one-eight of your population) since the 30's....according to acclaimed health writer Laurie Garrett, few civilizations recover from that.

I recommend that everyone pick up a copy of her 2000 book "Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health." (It is the follow-up to her acclaimed 1994 bestseller "The Coming Plague." And read her section of the book about Russia ....the section following this, about the U.S, is also VERY instructive reading.) Russia is in MUCH worse shape than anyone realizes. I have read a number of books on post-glasnost Russia but nobody but her has had the guts to go to the real places and publish the raw hard truth.

For starters, take a country where vodka is sold in gas stations and convenience stores like chewing gum or potato chips, and imagine what this does to a people who hardly have jobs...where there IS no health care system per se to speak of, (and we think we have it bad), where most hospitals have periodic electricity blackouts and most lack basic modern equipment such as CAT scan machines or even enough plastic gloves, where something like 60% of all Russian women have had at least 5 abortions (no, I am NOT making this up),...it's a wonder the place has not exploded in flames.....
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Russia is a fg mess in so many ways. It's sad. The only thing they have going for them is Olympic figure skaters.
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Russia is a fg mess in so many ways. It's sad. The only thing they have going for them is Olympic figure skaters.
I think they have a little more going for them than figure skating.
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For starters, take a country where vodka is sold in gas stations and convenience stores like chewing gum or potato chips, and imagine what this does to a people who hardly have jobs...where there IS no health care system per se to speak of, (and we think we have it bad), where most hospitals have periodic electricity blackouts and most lack basic modern equipment such as CAT scan machines or even enough plastic gloves, where something like 60% of all Russian women have had at least 5 abortions (no, I am NOT making this up),...it's a wonder the place has not exploded in flames.....
i really don't think you know what you're talking about. i'm calling you on it, and i'm going all in.

now, if you really do know, then you'll get all my chips. and an apology.

but 60 per cent of all russian women have not had at least 5 abortions. i'm willing to bet my two left nuts on it.

and selling alcohol at "unusual" places is only unusual to us north americans who are used to things the way we know them. having been to eastern europe twice, i can tell you this is common place in other countries outside of russia too.

and further more, western european mcdonalds (of all places) and other fast food places quite readily have beer on tap.

russia isn't the scary monster you're making it out to be.
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The average Russian man has a lower life expectancy than the average Bangladeshi man. HIV is a mounting problem, alcohol and other drug abuse put a big burden and piece by piece ethnic groups have been working to break away, sometimes violently.

Russia is not a monster, it is a ghost.
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someone should close the post / thread , it's fucking terrible
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The only thing Russian I like is Dr Zhiavago, beautiful film
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Wow.
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Yeesh.

The Hermitage Art Museum, anyone?
St. Basil's Cathedral?
Tolstoy?
Shostakovich?
Russian Orthodoxy?
Dostoevsky?
Solzhenitsyn?
Tchaikovsky?
Mussourgsky?
Matrioksha dolls?
The Bolshoi Ballet?
Pushkin?
Chekhov?
Turgenev?
Akhmatova?
Bunin?
Rachmaninov?
Stravinsky?
Prokofiev?
Rimsky-Korsakov?
Balalaikas?
The Crimea?
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Yeesh.

The Hermitage Art Museum, anyone?
St. Basil's Cathedral?
Tolstoy?
Shostakovich?
Russian Orthodoxy?
Dostoevsky?
Solzhenitsyn?
Tchaikovsky?
Mussourgsky?
Matrioksha dolls?
The Bolshoi Ballet?
Pushkin?
Chekhov?
Turgenev?
Akhmatova?
Bunin?
Rachmaninov?
Stravinsky?
Prokofiev?
Rimsky-Korsakov?
Balalaikas?
The Crimea?
Shostakovich!
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Wow.
i echo the
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Yeesh.

The Hermitage Art Museum, anyone?
St. Basil's Cathedral?
Tolstoy?
Shostakovich?
Russian Orthodoxy?
Dostoevsky?
Solzhenitsyn?
Tchaikovsky?
Mussourgsky?
Matrioksha dolls?
The Bolshoi Ballet?
Pushkin?
Chekhov?
Turgenev?
Akhmatova?
Bunin?
Rachmaninov?
Stravinsky?
Prokofiev?
Rimsky-Korsakov?
Balalaikas?
The Crimea?
Get outta here with your culture! Don't you know they eat their babies?

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