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Russian parliament backs ban on "gay propaganda"
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Gabriela Baczynska

Posted on 01/25/2013 11:09:25 AM PST by NKP_Vet

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's parliament backed a draft law on Friday banning "homosexual propaganda", in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country's largely conservative society.

Only one deputy in the State Duma lower house voted against the bill, but passions spilled over outside the chamber, where 20 people were detained after scuffles between Russian Orthodox Christians and gay activists who staged a "kiss-in" protest.

"We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber. "Russia is a thousands-years-old country founded on its own traditional values - the protection of which is dearer to me than even oil and gas."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: russia
Good for Putin and conservative Russians. Not taking any crap off the sodomites. Wouldn't it be great if the same thing happened here. There might be some hope for us afterall. Can you imagine Boehner saying "we live in the United States, not Sodom and Gomorrah"!
1 posted on 01/25/2013 11:09:29 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Russians always were an intelligent people. They will not bow to pressure from deviants who seek to return to the primitive ways of homosexualism.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:17 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Good for the Russians!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:23 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah,”

thumbs up


4 posted on 01/25/2013 11:12:36 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: NKP_Vet

Wow


5 posted on 01/25/2013 11:14:29 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: NKP_Vet

Good gosh. Who would have ever guessed I’d end up being more like Russians than Americans in my later life?!


6 posted on 01/25/2013 11:15:17 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: NKP_Vet

We won the cold war, but they will win the culture war. I think I’ll order a set of language-learning tapes in Russian, just to be safe.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 11:15:17 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“We won the cold war, but they will win the culture war. I think I’ll order a set of language-learning tapes in Russian, just to be safe.”

I’ve developed a serious dislike for about 52% of Americans, including most of Hollywood, and all of the media. I’m not joking when I say I’d seriously consider researching life in Russia.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 11:17:49 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: NKP_Vet

SWM plutocrat seeks same for quiet times, walks in the woods, horsing around...

Meet me Lubyanka basement after closing.

9 posted on 01/25/2013 11:19:01 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I would love to have his excellency call out Putin on this, in person. After Vlady knocked him on his ass, discussion would be over. Of course, Vlady would have to go for shots after that one just in case.

Whoever thought I would agree with the Ruskies before my own country on any issue much less this one.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 11:23:19 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: brownsfan
"I’m not joking when I say I’d seriously consider researching life in Russia."

You might find more economic freedom in some place like Colombia.

11 posted on 01/25/2013 11:24:45 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: NKP_Vet

What a shame when former Communist Russia has more moral authority than is found in this country.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 11:32:13 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: brownsfan

“Good gosh. Who would have ever guessed I’d end up being more like Russians than Americans in my later life?!”

I know, I hear they have essentially free markets there now, too.

Good on them.


13 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:47 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: NKP_Vet

I bet they don’t call pederasts using a synonym for the word “cheerful”.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 11:33:53 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Russia sure seems to comprehend the intrinsic dangers of allowing the culture to rot to hell. Never would have predicted this, but it looks more and more like Russia will manage to survive, while America continues its rapid downward spiral towards degeneracy and destruction.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 11:36:10 AM PST by greene66
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To: billorites

“You might find more economic freedom in some place like Colombia.”

From what little I know, crime is a big issue in both places. It just seems they dislike Americans a little more in Columbia.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 11:40:11 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

Forget Russia, go to Poland! They have the same views and they’re a very out of the way country. I think they’re just about the most down to earth people on this planet. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to move to Poland.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 11:41:26 AM PST by Epsdude
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To: greene66

“Russia sure seems to comprehend the intrinsic dangers of allowing the culture to rot to hell. Never would have predicted this, but it looks more and more like Russia will manage to survive, while America continues its rapid downward spiral towards degeneracy and destruction.”

Apparently the Russians are bright enough to see America as an example of what NOT to do.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 11:42:40 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: max americana

They live in Russia. We live in Sodom and Gomorrah.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 11:47:28 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Epsdude

“Forget Russia, go to Poland! They have the same views and they’re a very out of the way country. I think they’re just about the most down to earth people on this planet. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to move to Poland.”

The Poles have been friends to America before America’s cultural collapse. That’s a big plus. And their president was a big detractor of Algore. I remember him asking to debate his Goreness. Another huge plus. Weather no unlike where I am... I wonder what the cost of living is like? Hmmmmm...


20 posted on 01/25/2013 11:48:38 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: NKP_Vet

No. I can’t.


21 posted on 01/25/2013 11:54:39 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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Wages are low but that’s because the cost of living is low. I’ve read blogs about Americans who have moved to Poland and they said they have no problem living there. The only real obstacle is learning the language. I tried self-teaching it and after about 100-125 words I quit. It’s impossible if you don’t live there.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 11:56:50 AM PST by Epsdude
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“The only real obstacle is learning the language. I tried self-teaching it and after about 100-125 words I quit. It’s impossible if you don’t live there.”

I’m older, and it’s tough for us old ducks to pick up new languages. I wonder if an instructor based course would make it easier? Local college, or some such thing?

Can’t be harder than Chinese?


23 posted on 01/25/2013 12:01:14 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan
Because of superpower politics and the principle of reciprocity, both the USA and Russia require of the citizens of the other country a visa to visit (cost about $200) and a limitation of about 3 months or maybe 6 months now (new rules came out a few months ago).

Having been there multiple times, I would highly recommend it, especially if you are a lover of high culture (classical music, ballet, opera, etc., etc.) and/or are a committed Christian who would like to see the restoration of Christian values happening after the dictatorship.

Given that, I would also recommend the Ukraine, Slovakia, and other nearby countries for the same humble, hospitable, down-to-earth people,especially if one goes with the expectation of learning from them about dealing with life instead of looking down on them.

24 posted on 01/25/2013 12:18:20 PM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: NKP_Vet
"We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber. "Russia is a thousands-years-old country founded on its own traditional values - the protection of which is dearer to me than even oil and gas."

DAMN In Russia traditions values YOU!

26 posted on 01/25/2013 12:26:21 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: billorites

Less economc freedom in Columbia. Taxes all over, and about double Russias tax rates. and in some cases triple. They even have an honest to god Stamp tax. Like the one we rebelled against in the colonies. All official documents, and records used for anything have to have an official government tax stamp.

And then instead of being surrounded by hot Russian babydolls, you are surrounded by indian culture, Americans living a Che’ fantasy, women in funny shaped cowboy hats, and your ears are assaulted by that endless pan flute sounding music.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 12:31:18 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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28 posted on 01/25/2013 12:33:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

“Given that, I would also recommend the Ukraine, Slovakia, and other nearby countries for the same humble, hospitable, down-to-earth people,especially if one goes with the expectation of learning from them about dealing with life instead of looking down on them.”

I’m a pretty simple guy. I have to have a reason before I look down on someone. I look down on:

American urban culture
muslims
Obama voters

I place high value on people who live life, not tweet and facebook and who knows what else all day. I hate what is happening to America and I would consider relocating for my retirement years, (in a few years). It’s not something I say lightly, and there are significant complications, but it kills me to see what goes on here, every stinking day.

It’s as if it’s a marriage gone bad. In my younger days, America was all I had ever hoped for. Sure, she had some issues, but everyone does. She was beautiful beyond compare, and always seemed to do something to amaze me. But, she developed a really, really bad habit, socialism. Socialism has made her ugly, intolerant, and unmotivated. She simply sucks the life force out of anyone who comes near her.

It may be time to find a new love.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 12:37:22 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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Naw! You see in Russia or China you’d have to learn a whole new alphabet, but Polish has the same Latin letters. It actually isn’t all that difficult if you submerse yourself in the language. The grammar is comprehensible it’s just the pronunciation. For instance the Polish word for sorry: “przepraszam”. It’s actually pronounced “sha-preh-sham”. Those Slavic languages are crazy! I don’t think a college or instructor could ever teach me a language. It’d just bore me to death. If you wanna learn a language, you gotta submerse yourself in it. Languages have always interested me. There’s your little lesson on Polski :P


30 posted on 01/25/2013 12:59:46 PM PST by Epsdude
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“Languages have always interested me. There’s your little lesson on Polski :P”

I live near Cleveland, Ohio. Very strong Polish American contingent there. The surnames are something else. For example:

Mike Krzyzewski - sha-SHEV-ski

How you get sha-SHEV-ski out of that is beyond me.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 1:12:42 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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I’m not joking when I say I’d seriously consider researching life in Russia.

13% flat tax.

32 posted on 01/25/2013 1:13:07 PM PST by Graybeard58
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“13% flat tax.”

Sounds better all the time!

That will never happen in America. There are only two ways a flat tax would happen in America:

1 - Total economic and political collapse causing a reconstitution of the government.

2 - Someone figures out a magical way to decouple corporate interests from the government.


33 posted on 01/25/2013 1:16:35 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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The only real obstacle is learning the language

Just sneak across their border, sign up for all the welfare bennies and demand that everything be in English.

34 posted on 01/25/2013 1:18:32 PM PST by Graybeard58
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I’m not joking when I say I’d seriously consider researching life in Russia.

I'm going to stick it out to the bitter end. I want my chance to kill as many as these anti-americans as I can when the time comes. I owe that to the founding fathers.

35 posted on 01/25/2013 1:25:46 PM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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