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Russia Bans US Adoptions (Satire)
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 12/29/2012 8:35:07 AM PST by John Semmens

The Russian legislature passed and President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by U.S. Families.

In a signing statement President Putin asserted that “we cannot continue to subject the fruit of Russian loins to lives of degradation and depravity in an immoral society. Not only is the culture permeated with filth that poses as art, but the physical safety of the children is not even protected in the schools. For us to continue acquiescing to these adoptions would make us knowing accomplices in the criminal abuse of these children.”

A secondary concern cited by Putin was “the looming economic hardships that will befall most American families in the months and years to come. The government is accumulating debts it cannot repay. Bankruptcy and currency collapse are inevitable. The Obama Administration’s insistence on pursuing the same types of socialist policies that wrecked the Soviet Union augur a bleak future—one to which we cannot in good conscience allow to be inflicted on our children.”

US Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney said “the President is a bit miffed by Putin’s blunt assault on American culture, but not overly concerned about the effects. Those negatively affected by the ban on adoptions are mostly the rich—people who generally have done less than their fair share of human suffering. So there is an element of inadvertent equity in the move.”

Carney pointed out that “it’s not as if those blocked by the Russian legislation are without recourse. There will still be plenty of non-white babies they can buy from China or Africa. In fact, obtaining a child from these other sources might help them overcome some of the ingrained racism that dominates this segment of our society.”

There were nearly 1,000 adoptions of Russian orphans and unwanted babies by American parents last year. The measure puts an end to that option for those desperately seeking to become parents.

You can read the rest of the best of Semi-News/Semi-Satire for 2012 at....

http://azconservative.org/2012/12/28/semi-news-best-of-2012/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; leftists; obama; satire
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1 posted on 12/29/2012 8:35:16 AM PST by John Semmens
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2 posted on 12/29/2012 8:41:18 AM PST by John Semmens
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3 posted on 12/29/2012 8:42:16 AM PST by John Semmens
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4 posted on 12/29/2012 8:43:17 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
In a signing statement President Putin asserted that “we cannot continue to subject the fruit of Russian loins to lives of degradation and depravity in an immoral society. Not only is the culture permeated with filth that poses as art, but the physical safety of the children is not even protected in the schools. For us to continue acquiescing to these adoptions would make us knowing accomplices in the criminal abuse of these children.”

So one must assume that if Putin wants to save Russian children from "lives of degradation and depravity" in an immoral and unsafe society, he will now enthusiastically address the problem of Russian children stranded in orphanages because no Russian families want them. Many of these children are being sought after by American couples for adoption.

5 posted on 12/29/2012 8:46:51 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: John Semmens

When Russia says we are too socialistic, we are really in trouble.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 8:47:42 AM PST by factmart
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To: John Semmens

somehow I can’t see this topic as satire

have 2 kids adopted from Russian and during process visited many many unforunates held in various institutions and met some wonderfaul warm Russians (social workers, medical professionals, orphanage directors, judge) who were grateful that our adopted kids would get families, educations, and the medical treatment and therapies they desperately needed

I want to see how many orphans Putin adopts, assuming he is finished siring bastards with his latest gymnast mistress


7 posted on 12/29/2012 8:50:37 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Fiji Hill; factmart
The source of this article is Semi-News/Semi-Satire. It's a comedy site.

I sure wish people who post articles from this site would make it clear that it's comedy, not news. More than once my blood pressure has gone through the roof, only later did I realize that I was reading a comedy piece!

8 posted on 12/29/2012 8:55:06 AM PST by Leaning Right
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To: John Semmens
Those negatively affected by the ban on adoptions are mostly the rich—people who generally have done less than their fair share of human suffering. So there is an element of inadvertent equity in the move.”

I know the story, somehow the above is almost believable.
The Russian Mindset is a mystery to me.

9 posted on 12/29/2012 8:56:52 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. I'm off to the edge of the World to Scream, be back later.)
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To: John Semmens

HOLY CRAP THIS IS A SATIRE SITE

Stop calling this news. It says “satire” right in the source name.


10 posted on 12/29/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by Xenalyte (Settle down, Beavis.)
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To: John Semmens

I do admire Putin. I’m not saying that he is our friend nor should we cave to him, but he does seem to have Russia’s best interest at heart unlike Bronco Bama. I even add that maybe some of his methods are questionable at best but the way we are headed, I’d take a pro U.S. version of Putin over the Kenyan Usurper anyday.


11 posted on 12/29/2012 8:58:11 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: silverleaf

Yeah, it’s a pretty dirty deal in which the children become a pawn in these political games. Putin is a heartless person, but then he’s a politician. A Soviet politician at that.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 8:58:55 AM PST by BipolarBob (White , bitter, clinging to my Bible and AR-15.)
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To: Nowhere Man

BTW, I know the story is satire, but I just wanted to share my general thoughts on Putin.


13 posted on 12/29/2012 8:59:25 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Xenalyte

John Semmons: Writing tomorrow’s news, today.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 9:00:59 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: John Semmens

If only China and South Korea would follow suit...


15 posted on 12/29/2012 9:01:15 AM PST by sadponies
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To: Fiji Hill

the kids adopted by Americans must by Russian law have been offered unsuccessfully to Russian families for over a year

they (Russians) list their little faces in the regional newspapers, like ads for pets

in one Russian winter when supplies slowed down to the Far East the kids in my son’s “baby house” were kept alive by sugar water and shared food brought in by desperately poor orphanage workers. That is why he weighed 25 pounds when we adopted him at age 5.

any child over age 5 with a handicap (physical or mental) is consigned to what they call “imbecile asylums”. I remember being so moved by a medical missionary group in Irkustk desparately trying to find a home for a 4 year old girl who was born missing 3 limbs, of normal intelligence, who was condemned to be sent to a mental institution

By age 10 or 11 many of the orphanage kids able to run away do so, and end up selling themselves on the streets, dying early from drugs and diseases like AIDS. I have seen them.

This is Russia’s great shame. A 3/4 milion population of permanent underclass unwanted children warehoused in a variety of institutions. How long do you think it will take pootie to dedicate the funding to set up a foster system capable of replacing these grim human warehouses?


16 posted on 12/29/2012 9:01:31 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

I was surprised to learn that U.S. only adopts about 1,000 Russian kids annually. I know of at least a dozen myself.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 9:02:02 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Yeah, Russians have a long history ofrulers who have “Russia’s” best interest at heart

Like Stalin and Ivan the Great. Putin may just follow their mold.

It’s just those pesky inconvenient individual humans who get in the way of the best interest of the Motherland and the Collective.

Got to break some eggs, you know


18 posted on 12/29/2012 9:05:02 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: cornfedcowboy

The adoption system slowed way down in recent years

The hurdles grew higher and steeper and more numerous and the costs skyrocketed. Round trip tickets to Russia purchased with less than a week’s notice - check out the prices. Most adoptions now required 3 trips by the families

It us what it is. There is no comparison between the way chldren without families, especially those with special needs or of mixed race, are treated in the US, vs China and Russia


19 posted on 12/29/2012 9:10:08 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: cornfedcowboy

The adoption system slowed way down in recent years

The hurdles grew higher and steeper and more numerous and the costs skyrocketed. Round trip tickets to Russia purchased with less than a week’s notice - check out the prices. Most adoptions now required 3 trips by the families

It us what it is. There is no comparison between the way chldren without families, especially those with special needs or of mixed race, are treated in the US, vs China and Russia


20 posted on 12/29/2012 9:10:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: sadponies

“If only China and South Korea would follow suit”.

I’m sorry but what does that mean?


21 posted on 12/29/2012 9:15:18 AM PST by momtothree
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To: John Semmens

Good one John!


22 posted on 12/29/2012 9:21:27 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: silverleaf

“The adoption system slowed way down in recent years”.

I may be wrong but I believe it has a lot to do with the Hague Agreement. At least that is what our social worker told us. We were one of the last groups to have a reasonable wait time for China (2.5 years from start to finish). Our SW predicted Russia would cease adoptions as well. (she made this prediction about five years ago). We are one of the lucky ones, silverleaf.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 9:30:57 AM PST by momtothree
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To: sadponies

China has always restricted adoptions by homosexuals. They did allow singles provided they were singles. China now with the few adoptions they do allow married persons only. I still don’t understand “another white worshipping oriental slut”. What does that mean? Do you think that white people who adopt asian children are wrong?


25 posted on 12/29/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Leaning Right
The source of this article is Semi-News/Semi-Satire. It's a comedy site.

I know what you mean. But the author is correct about the decadence of American culture and it came about as a result of a direct attack by marxists.

26 posted on 12/29/2012 9:35:04 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: John Semmens

Does this mean that it’s too late for me to “adopt” Natalia?

;-)


27 posted on 12/29/2012 9:51:12 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: momtothree

No, our kids are the lucky ones and they make us lucky.
My DD is half Chinese BTW, she would have had no life in xenophobic racist Russia where race “mixing” is rejected


29 posted on 12/29/2012 10:03:01 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: sadponies

Dude. I think you have issues.


30 posted on 12/29/2012 10:10:54 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: sadponies

Oh... I understand you now. You’re a bigot and a racist. You have some issue with American citizens of Asian descent. My youngest child was adopted from China. She is a true joy and my husband and I are blessed to have the opportunity to raise her into adulthood.

I’ve known a few of your kind in my life. Why don’t you just say what you really think.. white people are good.. all other people are druggies/whores/lazy/stupid/evil/fill in the blank. You see, being a conservative... I am pro-life. Pro-life means LIFE not just white life. All children are children of God.. believe it or not, ... this doesn’t mean white children only.

You are of little consequence and value, sadponies. A little person with a limited I.Q., limited knowledge, limited heart and yes.. limited soul. You dream of a world in white.. and with it, your heart blackens. Whereas I see a orphaned child of any color or race, a gift from God. You see “it” as a curse. A substance polluting the white culture.

While I’m on it. yes... I have met Asian girl adoptees in their teens and 20’s. One is preparing for pharmacy school. The other is getting her teaching degree. A third is majoring in accounting. They aren’t “asian girl adoptees”. They are American women.

You see, here is the difference between you and me. I see my daughter as smart, vivacious, funny, talented and full of joy. You see a future whore.. a child that should have been left to die on a doorstep or smothered by white ash at birth. My future is grand... full of moments like her graduation, marriage and hopefully future grandchildren for us. Your future is bleak... surrounded only by like minded, hateful, soulless people that hate the world and the gifts that God gives us.


31 posted on 12/29/2012 10:11:36 AM PST by momtothree
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To: silverleaf

Well, I don’t see Putin as a Stalin or Ivan the Terrible type, of course as time goes on, things can change and I’ll have to revise my take on things. Still, right now, my current take is as it stands for now.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 10:15:18 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: John Semmens

Nothing like a huge dose of truth to make the satire twaaaaannnngggg!


33 posted on 12/29/2012 10:21:24 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Leaning Right

The source of the story is always posted up there right under the headline. I’ll admit I’ve had to double check a few times, to make sure it’s satire, because sometimes it’s way too close to the truth, but it’s always there.


34 posted on 12/29/2012 10:24:00 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
The source of the story is always posted up there right under the headline.

What? You want me to check the source of the story before doing any reading? Next you'll be saying that I should read the entire article before posting about it!

:)

35 posted on 12/29/2012 11:09:12 AM PST by Leaning Right
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sadponies has been sent to the glue factory.


36 posted on 12/29/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady

Good riddance to a trolling bigot. May the viking kitties dine on his black soulless flesh.


37 posted on 12/29/2012 11:34:07 AM PST by momtothree
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To: John Semmens

Nice one, John.


38 posted on 12/29/2012 11:35:34 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thor the Thunder Kitty...lol

Thor loses his hammer, which is found by a kitty who goes on a quest to fight crime and solve tbe age old mystery...how to open a can of tuna with a hammer...


39 posted on 12/29/2012 11:50:36 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: John Semmens

Please take me off your ping list for satire. You “pinged” me three times on this one article.


40 posted on 12/29/2012 12:07:28 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: fattigermaster
Break seal
41 posted on 12/29/2012 12:19:34 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: John Semmens
Good thing Russia is our friend as Obama said. /sarc
42 posted on 12/29/2012 12:39:34 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: John Semmens

Sad.

Thanks again, John, for the ping.


43 posted on 12/29/2012 1:42:58 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

he has been trying to increase their population


44 posted on 12/29/2012 3:19:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

The irony of course is that many of these Russian children have Down’s Syndrome or other serious medical problems that the Russian state will now have to pay for. American adopters were doing them a favor.


45 posted on 12/29/2012 3:25:11 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: John Semmens

The irony of course is that many of these Russian children have Down’s Syndrome or other serious medical problems that the Russian state will now have to pay for. American adopters were doing them a favor.


46 posted on 12/29/2012 3:27:53 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: John Semmens
On a serious note-

While some here say it's retaliation, it might have another reason.

While many of these kids have no home, Russia has a horrible birth rate and declining native population, with Chinese and Muslims on the rise. Putin has come out and flat out said that it is a Russians woman's “duty” to have children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/vladimir-putin/9739678/Vladimir-Putin-calls-on-Russian-families-to-have-three-children.html (There are many examples of such statements and this is pre US adoption ban)

Likewise the Russians are offering women/families that have more children greater financial and other incentives.

When Americans adopt over 60,000 children from Russia in a span of 16 years, this runs contrary to the intent of reversing a declining population. Even if 740,000 Russian kids are in orphanages and other homes without their real parents, they are still growing up Russian, will some day serve in the armed forces and pay taxes as productive members of society... keeping society going.

47 posted on 12/29/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by Red6
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To: sadponies; Slings and Arrows; MD Expat in PA; humblegunner; darkwing104; 50mm; Arrowhead1952; ...

So long, sadponies (Posting History)
Hat Tip to Slings and Arrows, MD Expat in PA, and awesome Admin Moderator
Racist bigot who "has issues" gets a sizzling ride off the site



How could you have been so stupid and insensitive?



FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

48 posted on 12/29/2012 9:26:12 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: John Semmens

America, the collective unfit parent.


49 posted on 12/29/2012 9:28:15 PM PST by Toespi
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To: TheOldLady

Yikes...that whole thing showed up on my ping page. I thought I was gonna have to get the fire extinguisher out! LOL!

Crispy critters tonight! :)


50 posted on 12/29/2012 9:30:30 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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