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Steven Seagal Helps Vladimir Putin Promote Fitness Plan
Time ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ollie John

Posted on 03/15/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has enlisted Hollywood action man Steven Seagal to help him promote a return to Soviet-era fitness.

The unlikely pair opened a new martial arts center outside Moscow on Wednesday, reports Reuters, to kick off Putin’s attempt to bring back a mass physical training program first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin.

The revival of the GTO system (an acronym in Russian which translates as “Ready for Work and Defense”) could bring major benefits to the country, said Putin, according to a transcript published on the Kremlin’s official website:

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“Putin and Seagal have long been friends, and they regularly meet each other,” Putin’s spokesman told reporters, according to the ITAR-TASS news agency.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: commiefitness; communism; fitness; napl; obama; putin; russia; seagal; sovietunion
Anyone seen the ads for Seagal's new TV show? He's twice the man he used to be.
1 posted on 03/15/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Slings and Arrows

I ... uh ... oh never mind. Ping.


2 posted on 03/15/2013 6:45:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Pan_Yan
He's twice the man he used to be

He's a man?

3 posted on 03/15/2013 6:47:24 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: 11th Commandment

Walking head with legs and a very big one at that.


4 posted on 03/15/2013 6:50:01 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Pan_Yan

Why do I fear the nationalism in Russia? Seriously, they are taking from our 1980’s playbook and it just might work.


5 posted on 03/15/2013 6:54:28 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Pan_Yan

Putin should have teamed up with Fedor instead. Do Russians even know who Steven Seagal is?


6 posted on 03/15/2013 7:07:41 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Pan_Yan
Uh, Steve's looking fairly hefty these days. Maybe a little too much moo shu pork...

I'm surprised at him and Putin. I thought Seagal was a pro-American type.

7 posted on 03/15/2013 7:08:39 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Pan_Yan
Yes, he definitely looks like a fit individual. He's so fit that just playing the guitar is a workout.


8 posted on 03/15/2013 7:12:31 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: 11th Commandment

He sure runs like a girl.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 7:15:58 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: PapaNew

I think Seagal is a pro-himself type.


10 posted on 03/15/2013 7:17:35 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I think Seagal is a pro-himself type.

Who isn't?

11 posted on 03/15/2013 7:45:54 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Pan_Yan

He is such an egomanical POS that he destroys every movie he was ever in.

Personally I cannot watch his movies.


12 posted on 03/15/2013 7:46:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pan_Yan

I wonder if he is about to be a citizen like Gerard Depardieu?Taxes in Russia are much lower than here. They KNOW communism does not work the hard way!


13 posted on 03/15/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
First they pick a James Bond that looks like a Putin stand in and now this?

Seagal's gotta cut back on that Mu Shu Pork.

14 posted on 03/15/2013 7:49:16 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Pan_Yan

I always liked Segal’s early movies. Before he turned into the Michelin man.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Pan_Yan

16 posted on 03/15/2013 7:53:59 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: PapaNew

Ha, true. I wouldn’t do photo ops with Putin to stroke my ego, would you?


17 posted on 03/15/2013 7:56:04 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

After seeing that I started to wonder how Kelly LeBrock looks nowadays but I decided I don’t want to know.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 8:00:56 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Pan_Yan
A few years ago I grabbed a Steven Seagal movie and brought it home. In the first 10 minutes of the movie a fat Seagal dressed as a cop cussed unnecessarily at his young fit cop partner and then cussed unnecessarily at his 19 year old super model girlfriend.

We laughed out loud at how pathetic it was and turned the movie off. After a minute of reading, we discovered Seagal had written the part for himself which explained a lot.

The man's ego has no bounds, and he has no concept of growing old gracefully. Suuuuuure Steven, you are the doughy lead cop of a swat team and aaaall the super models (young enough to be your grandkid) can't get enough of ya! Haha! :p

He's no Bruce Willis!

19 posted on 03/15/2013 8:04:12 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Pan_Yan

A fitting image for how certain circles view current America. Fairly accurate, too, from that point of view.


20 posted on 03/15/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Don’t look it up.


21 posted on 03/15/2013 8:40:21 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Casie

Was his partner DMX? (bald black guy)


22 posted on 03/15/2013 8:41:30 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
You said...
“Don’t look it up.”

Too late. I did. All I can say they definitely enjoy the same “diet.”

23 posted on 03/15/2013 8:51:50 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: GBA
I know Stephen's personal cook from when he lived in Eads, Tenn. He needs to rehire her, if she would ever go back to work for him.
24 posted on 03/15/2013 8:53:02 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: LMAO

What has been seen cannot be unseen.


25 posted on 03/15/2013 9:03:56 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Casie
He's no Bruce Willis!

Or Chuck Norris. He couldn't even kick Chuck Norris' shadows ass.

26 posted on 03/15/2013 9:17:20 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Coldwater Creek

He could be changing his appearance to play an upcoming role, but as with others who have gone through such a dramatic outer change as he has, I suspect Master Seagal has need of more than just a cook.


27 posted on 03/15/2013 9:29:37 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GoldenPup
He's no Bruce Willis!

Or Chuck Norris. He couldn't even kick Chuck Norris' shadows ass.

Maybe Chuck will send him a Total Gym or whatevertheheckthatis he advertises all the time?

28 posted on 03/15/2013 9:55:59 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: EEGator
I found it!

Its called Kill Switch. Check out this YouTube clip of a fight scene and get ready to laugh out loud. Yeah, I think thats a stand-in doing half the punches. Bwahahaha~! :p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRuiuuKONUQ

Seagal stinks!

29 posted on 03/15/2013 10:24:50 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Casie

Oh my God, that is terrible! That is definitely a stand in. They only use Seagal for head shots.


30 posted on 03/15/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

Putin should just put the old Soviet-era aerobics shows back on...

“Raz....Dva....Tri....Chitiri”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVUaYVjhcTQ


31 posted on 03/15/2013 10:42:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EEGator
Ahh! Its the great writer, actor and director Steven Seagal! Bwahahaaha! I can't imagine sitting through the entire movie.

Those poor Russians.

32 posted on 03/15/2013 10:49:10 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Casie

That’s what Vodka is for.


33 posted on 03/15/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

You sir, are wise like Yoda. :)


34 posted on 03/15/2013 11:01:30 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Casie

Glad to teach you I am. :)


35 posted on 03/15/2013 11:02:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

When did Alec Baldwin grow a goatee?



36 posted on 03/15/2013 12:45:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ap815050337456.jpg?w=260

The Russians seem to be taking Rodney Dangerfield's advice in "Back to School"...."If you want to look thin, you hang around fat people."

37 posted on 03/15/2013 12:48:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Arrek Bawrrin?


38 posted on 03/15/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
Arrek Bawrrin?

He is worthless!

39 posted on 03/15/2013 2:55:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

If you want to look healthy, hang around Keith Richards.


40 posted on 03/15/2013 2:57:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
How come the Obamis weren't invited, to shame us with a guest appearance?


41 posted on 03/15/2013 5:37:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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