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U.S. band Bloodhound Gang barred from Russian gig over flag stunt
Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 3, 2013 10:11am BST | VLADIMIR SOLDATKIN

Posted on 08/03/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by pobeda1945

American rock group Bloodhound Gang has been barred from a music festival in Russia, the Russian Culture Minister said, after a band member shoved the country's flag into his underpants during a gig. Moscow reacted angrily, barring the band from performing at a festival in the Krasnodar Black Sea region, also known as Kuban. The event, held on August 1-7, is expected to feature bands including The Prodigy, Guano Apes and Scooter.

"I spoke to the Krasnodar region authorities. Bloodhound Gang is packing their suitcases. These idiots will not perform in Kuban," Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said on Twitter on Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: bloodhoundgang; flag; flaglaws; russia

1 posted on 08/03/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by pobeda1945
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To: pobeda1945

The Russians are patriotic and don’t put up with that crap. In the U.S. the people running the government are the ones p*ssing all over Old Glory.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 7:30:18 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: pobeda1945

I get more respect for the Russians every day.

They respect their country which is more than I can say for many Americans.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 7:31:08 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: pobeda1945; Revolting cat!
And this is nothing compared to the Mother Russia of Stalin's day.

But the (du)m(b)asses have been repeatedly told by the media and left wing academics that the Cold War was a paranoid and irrational fear of Communism.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 7:31:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: pobeda1945

Bloodhound Gang screwed up big time. I’m helping out a little with the concert. Met some of the groups when they arrived at the airport. All have been great. Kubana music festival is a blast! Expecting over 300,000 this year.


5 posted on 08/03/2013 7:33:44 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: pobeda1945
Russia - doesn't play well with idiots, deviants and Democrats.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 7:33:48 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

bump


7 posted on 08/03/2013 7:36:40 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Sirius Lee; Revolting cat!
In the U.S. the people running the government are the ones p*ssing all over Old Glory.

Don't forget Bruuuuuuce.

What the hell did people THINK he was doing in that picture?

8 posted on 08/03/2013 7:37:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: pobeda1945
play stooopid games, win stooopid prizes...
9 posted on 08/03/2013 7:38:06 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Venturer
Please help me out here.

Am I suffering from false memories or was America more like this at one time?
There still are vestigial laws on the books about how to handle the flag but I have faint recollections that if you pulled off some stunt like that some patriot was liable to come along and knock your lights out.

10 posted on 08/03/2013 7:40:01 AM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Is this the event’s website? It’s what I found via search engine but cannot get the page to load (even if I reduce it just to the site.com). I get 403 “Forbidden” errors.

www.kubana.com/en/about.htm

I’m curious to see who else is playing.


11 posted on 08/03/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Venturer

The same exact thing is happening to me.


12 posted on 08/03/2013 7:43:27 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Since this is a US band I assume the flag this jag-off put in his pants was a US flag.

It seems the Russians have more respect for our flag than we do.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 7:45:26 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: stormhill

if you pulled off some stunt like that some patriot was liable to come along and knock your lights out.
............................................................
I would shake his hand afterward.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 7:47:27 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: a fool in paradise

Strange. I’m getting that too. I was on the site just the other day too.

As an alternative, you can check vkontakte (the Russian Facebook):

http://vk.com/kubanafest

There is a picture with all the groups listed.

Or, you can also look up Kubana on Facebook - although everything is in Russian.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 7:48:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Venturer

No, a Russian flag.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 7:51:15 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Venturer

Article describes it as “band member shoved the country’s flag”, so I assume it was Russia’s.

If it was our flag I would say that if we don’t stand up for our own flag, why would anyone else?

This country’s self hatred is most certainly going to lead to its downfall.


17 posted on 08/03/2013 7:52:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Venturer

If he really wanted to challenge “the establishment”, he would do this stunt with a United Nations flag.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 7:56:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: pobeda1945

here it would considered so effing cool and awesome to put the flag in your butt crack

Good for Moscow telling these losers to take a hike


19 posted on 08/03/2013 7:57:21 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: a fool in paradise

I meant to type SHOULD, not WOULD.


20 posted on 08/03/2013 7:57:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sirius Lee

Putin is an interesting man.

He’s busy on so many fronts, it’s hard to follow the whole story.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 7:57:52 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: pobeda1945

Actions have consequences in Russia. Be jerks somewhere else.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 7:58:29 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Seems to be working again:

http://www.kubana.com/en/participants2013.htm


23 posted on 08/03/2013 8:01:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: pobeda1945
Remember how the French used to love Jerry Lewis? Watching that buffoon was their way of feeling culturally superior to Americans. Now, the Guano Apes are making their way to Russia to represent us.

\ \ \ shakes head / / /

24 posted on 08/03/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: chris37
This country’s self hatred is most certainly going to lead to its downfall

That is certainly a possibility, I worry about it constantly.

But

I'm not sure that the America haters are as numerous, and I'm quite certain the America lovers are more numerous, than most people believe.

I mean, almost every day a "news" organization puts out a piece that refers to the disturbance and massive upset among the population caused by the Zimmerman verdict. That is simply, positively, verifiably false. Most people are quite content with the outcome of the trial.

That's just one small example, one of many.

What's true, however, is that the enemy control of mass media including entertainment, combined with the lack of effective, organized political opposition, MAKES IT LOOK LIKE regular, normal Americans are approving of self-hatred.

If and when a spontaneous political opposition arises (which is likely, IMO) we will get to see who is who in this country - and you may be surprised at the size of our majority.

25 posted on 08/03/2013 8:05:03 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Thanks. I’m aware of a number of those band names (don’t listen to most of them and have only seen Marky Ramone and Flogging Molly). Just interested to see what flies there.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 8:05:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: pobeda1945

Michelle Obama does not like our flag either.

All this for a damn flag.

Yes, folks, that is what she said, according to an instructor at a School for the Deaf and Blind who watched the video. The video is shown at normal speed, 3/4 speed, and 1/2 speed with no banners


27 posted on 08/03/2013 8:07:48 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD

oops forgot to put the youtube thing up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJgWMI0hch8


28 posted on 08/03/2013 8:10:54 AM PDT by PLD
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To: pobeda1945

Good for them (Russia).


29 posted on 08/03/2013 8:12:59 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Venturer
Since this is a US band I assume the flag this jag-off put in his pants was a US flag.

You proved the old adage about "assume." FTA: On a video, posted on YouTube, bassist Jared Hasselhoff is seen pushing the Russian white-blue-red tricolour into the front of his pants and then pulling it out of the back.

Generally, in the not too distant past, music fans who burn their own countries' flags have taken a dim view of musicians from other countries burning those same flags. Ask Keith Emerson about that some day.

30 posted on 08/03/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: PLD

31 posted on 08/03/2013 8:16:41 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Jim Noble

The problem is that those who hate America are being manufactured in schools every year.

Those who love America will be replaced by those who hate.


32 posted on 08/03/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The Russians should have waited till he got in their country and arrested him.

As you can see I don’t keep up much with Rock bands. I used to keep up with country, but that aint country any more so now I just listen to my old CD’s of George, Johnny, Buck, and Patsy.


33 posted on 08/03/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: pobeda1945
Have been one time to that area. The people in the Kuban region around the city of Krasnodar are very proud of their Cossack heritage. Their ancestors were recruited by the Czar and sent south to occupy the land and form a bulwark to halt the advance of the Turks. It's sort of like the Texas of Russia and the wrong place to insult their flag.

PS: With a mild climate, fertile deep black soil, vineyards, sturgeon fishing (caviar production) on the Sea of Azov, and an almost Mediterranean lifestyle it was by far the most pleasant area of Russia I ever saw.

34 posted on 08/03/2013 8:54:08 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Jim Noble

If and when a spontaneous political opposition arises (which is likely, IMO) we will get to see who is who in this country - and you may be surprised at the size of our majority.


I sure hope you’re right!

I’m waiting impatiently for true political opposition to rise up (maybe a third party), and waiting impatiently for some wealthy conservatives to buy out a major TV news outlet, one of the big 4, so that we can actually get some truth out there. Buying out two would be better, so in Americans’ minds, they would see half the stations showing one perpective and half the other, so they don’t always get the misquided perception that conservatism is the minority. I really cant understand why some wealthy conservatives haven’t done it yet.

Imagine if both CNN and NBC starting reporting the news from a true conservative angle. You’d have FOX with the wishy washy middle ground, and the other two could stay liberal. People would actually start hearing the truth and start becoming educated, and also wouldn’t just assume they were they only ones who think/reason/feel like they do, and have it backed up by some actual facts in reporting.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 9:01:31 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 94)
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To: pobeda1945

Headline needs work.
How about:

“Kubaners get Bent, Ban Bloodhound Gang Band After Bad Bassist Bangs Banner”


36 posted on 08/03/2013 9:14:29 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: pobeda1945

Strangely, I find myself warming up to Russia.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 9:26:23 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: Venturer

I am with you on this.


38 posted on 08/03/2013 9:33:39 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: a fool in paradise

I don’t know about the backdrop, but Bruce’s right hand is in his pocket on the album cover.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 9:39:02 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Venturer

“I would shake his hand afterward.”

Hope you aren’t talking about Bruce’s hand. /sarc


40 posted on 08/03/2013 9:43:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Windflier

Doubtful. His wrist is visible below the front pocket line (which would be closer to that stitchwork under the belt, back pocket is lower placed than front).


41 posted on 08/03/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Venturer
Since this is a US band I assume the flag this jag-off put in his pants was a US flag.

That's a darn good question. I had assumed it was a Russian flag to evoke that response.

But it would be very interesting to know if the Russians had that reaction to the degrading of an American flag.

42 posted on 08/03/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

OK, Cyber Liberty addressed the question in post #30. It was a Russian flag.


43 posted on 08/03/2013 10:03:45 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: pobeda1945; a fool in paradise; Cowboy Bob
It appears (Russian is not my strong point) that amongst the other groups billed is one called "Anti-Flag"!



That comment from the Russian Culture Minister made me laugh: "I spoke to the Krasnodar region authorities. Bloodhound Gang is packing their suitcases. These idiots will not perform in Kuban."

Thanks for this News!
44 posted on 08/03/2013 10:14:29 AM PDT by Mr Radical
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To: Mr Radical; Revolting cat!

Anti-Flag will have to cover up the L in their name to appease the Ruskies.


45 posted on 08/03/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If Bruce’s hand punched a person despoiling the flag, damned right I would shake it.


46 posted on 08/03/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Sirius Lee

It is kind of ironic, that we now have more leftist judges in the US than Russia, which has lead to this crap.


47 posted on 08/03/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Mr Radical; Revolting cat!
It appears (Russian is not my strong point) that amongst the other groups billed is one called "Anti-Flag"!

20 year anniversary? Maybe there is opportunity to form a coverband.


48 posted on 08/03/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: null and void

FOOLS! Someday these cool hip radials who mock America will be tearfully trying to rebuild what they once hated with such abandon.


49 posted on 08/03/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Mr Radical
I believe Anti Flag is a US group, but they are not associated with Bloodhound Gang. I don't know anything about how they chose their name, but I don't think they did anything to offend either the Russians (or the Americans)
50 posted on 08/03/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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