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1 posted on 03/13/2010 8:32:15 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Mikhail Gorbachev, the greatest magician the world has ever seen. He made the Soviet Union disappear...


2 posted on 03/13/2010 8:42:24 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: neverdem

Pretty interesing commentary. Even he can see what Putin is. Good post.


3 posted on 03/13/2010 8:54:38 PM PST by americanophile
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To: neverdem

“There is a growing feeling that the government is afraid of civil society and would like to control everything...”

Like starting with the take over of health-care?


4 posted on 03/13/2010 8:56:53 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: neverdem
I remember the meetings with Reagan. I remember that Margaret Thatcher said this is a man we can work with. I remember when it did fall apart, he was kidnapped.

I do not agree with this man on all things.

I will always remember him as a man of great courage, and was on the world stage when communism did fall. He tried to make it a peaceful transition, and I believe he succeeded.

I will always have great respect for him.

5 posted on 03/13/2010 9:08:28 PM PST by drc43 (Finally , we fooled enough of you... now we can screw you totally!!!....Nancy Pelosi)
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To: neverdem
The Soviet system, created on the precepts of socialism amid great efforts and sacrifices, had made our country a major power with a strong industrial base.

He's learned nothing since the collapse of the former Soviet Union. The "strong industrial base" was so miscoordinated that it was fundamentally unable to produce things that the Russian people actually wanted and needed. The inability to undertake economic calculation is typical of centrally planned economies that lack private ownership of the means of production.

Additionally, whatever industrial base the former S.U. had by 1990 came about because of decades of direct subsidy from the western, semi-capitalist, non-socialist countries (including the U.S.). Read "Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 1930 to 1945" by Antony C. Sutton, published by the Hoover Institute.

6 posted on 03/13/2010 10:07:37 PM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: neverdem
a society where the government “is the biggest employer, the biggest publisher, the best producer, its own judiciary ... and ultimately a nation unto itself.”

I.e. the same kind of society (I almost made a Freudian typo: "soviety") which Comrade Hussein plans for us.

8 posted on 03/13/2010 10:23:28 PM PST by hellbender
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To: neverdem

There is a growing feeling that the government is afraid of civil society and would like to control everything...

Gee, just like in the USA.

Oh, I forgot, we are Marxist run too.

Their hands (Stalin Lenin Marx) are, and always will be, covered in blood.

Stick that in your NY Times and smoke it.


9 posted on 03/13/2010 11:07:40 PM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: ETL; M. Espinola

Gorby cuttled Putin during the last few years of Putin’s open presidency of Russia, and wants a stronger Russia.

Gorby would do anything to be back as premier of the USSR, but Pootie-Poot is next in line for it (should it reappear).


10 posted on 03/13/2010 11:16:23 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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