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  • State Says It is Prepared (NM Prepared for TB)

    06/01/2007 10:21:35 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    Solon to greyfoxx39
    "If a situation similar to that in Georgia were to occur in New Mexico, we have experience in using our State law to quarantine an individual who would represent a risk to the public’s health,” said Dr. Steve Jenison, medical director of the Department’s Infectious Disease Bureau.

    That's good. But since it can take up to 4 months to determine the exact strain of TB, what happens in between diagnosing TB & determining the particular strain of TB? That's what has me shaking my head.

  • TB Patient Apologizes For Causing Scare

    06/01/2007 9:45:29 AM PDT · 44 of 50
    Solon to TornadoAlley3
    According to MedicalNewsToday To evaluate drug susceptibility, the bacteria need to be cultivated and tested in a suitable laboratory. Such a final diagnosis for TB, and especially XDR-TB, may take 6-16 weeks.

    Not knowing the strain of TB, I find it incredulous that any doctor would tell this idiot that he was of no threat to others.

    It sounds more & more that this selfish POS just did not want to wait for the results. So, other people be damned, off to a European wedding & honeymoon he goes.

  • THE BIG ONE (Hurricane Cycle for NY now overdue)

    09/16/2005 8:27:12 AM PDT · 26 of 76
    Solon to NYer
    "Hog Island largely disappeared that night," Coch says. "As far as I know, it is the only incidence of the removal of an entire island by a hurricane."

    Never heard of Hog Island or the storm of 1938. This was a fascinating article.

    The article centered on NYC. But what of Long Island? In googling, they say that the hurricane of 1938 holds the forward speed record for any Atlantic hurricane. That means more lead time is needed for evacuations but... in a Cat 4/5 hurricane how do you evacutate millions of people off LI? The Throgs Neck?

    Born & bred in Bay Shore, so this article sent chills down my spine.

  • "An Awful Howling" -- animals dying in New Orleans

    09/08/2005 2:45:21 PM PDT · 45 of 165
    Solon to Black Tooth
    It may sound stupid, but I couldn't leave my German Shepard behind. Period.

    No way does that sound stupid. I feel the same way about my GS mix. She's a creature that would give her life to save mine. Loyalty goes both ways. It would be a cold day in hell before I left my dogs behind.

  • Dying Pets Break the Hearts of Helpless Rescuers...Please Help the Truly Helpless

    09/02/2005 9:07:10 AM PDT · 99 of 374
    Solon to Iluvlabs not libs
    Thanks - just made another donation to Katrina - Noah's Wish.

    Never heard of them before this. Hope they're good.

  • New Orleans Mayor Fumes Over Slow Response

    09/02/2005 8:00:46 AM PDT · 77 of 101
    Solon to dfwgator
    Uh Mr. Mayor, what about all those school buses that were submerged in the flood waters? Did you ever consider for one second that those now useless busses could have been deployed on Saturday to get those people out?

    I don't understand this at all. Not at all. Florida commandeers school buses to evacuate the elderly, so why were all those elderly left in New Orleans?

    If the LA-SPCA had the forsight to evacuate all their animals to Houston-SPCA on Saturday, I'm at a complete loss to understand why NO didn't undertake a massive evacuation of its elderly.

  • City rallies around futuristic car (Austin)

    08/23/2005 7:16:51 AM PDT · 15 of 103
    Solon to Cat loving Texan
    It is a car that runs largely off a battery, switching to gasoline as electricity runs low

    The article doesn't mention the life span of the battery & the cost to replace it. Anyone know?

  • The Age of Autism: The Amish anomaly

    04/20/2005 1:31:12 PM PDT · 280 of 457
    Solon to TomB
    No, ALL CHILDREN's vaccines (the flu vaccine isn't on the child vaccination schedule, you are not required to get it) have had thimerosal removed from them for years.

    But on the link you provided the CDC has included the flu vaccine:
    Influenza (flu) vaccine is a new addition to the recommended childhood immunization schedule. In 2004, the CDC added the vaccine to the childhood immunization schedule, recommending that children 6-23 months of age be vaccinated against flu each year.

    True the CDC states that thimerosal is not used as a perservative in pediatric vaccines but then it states:
    Thimerosal still may be used in the early stages of manufacturing of certain vaccines, but is removed through a purification process, with only trace, or insignificant, amounts remaining.

    According to the CDC, the last batch of pediatric vacs with thimerosal expired in 2003 with the exception of the flu & tentanus/diphtheria vac.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/13/2005 10:05:26 AM PDT · 66 of 72
    Solon to A. Pole

    How sophomoric but none the less predictable.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/13/2005 8:38:15 AM PDT · 64 of 72
    Solon to A. Pole
    "State church"?!!! Not only Soviet Union had explicit separation of the church and state (it was in the constitution) but the atheism was the established state belief system. How ignorant can you be Mr. Solon?

    Have you gone daft? We all know that on paper the Soviets severed connections between church and state in 1918.

    But you can have all the separation of church & state on paper all you want, but when a church, albeit a persecuted one, cooperates and supports a regime, at a time when other churches are outlawed, it becomes a de facto state church.

    According to your logic since the Soviet Union guaranteed freedom of religious worship, it therefore was fact.

    And you are forgetting the abysmal failure of the Militant Atheist League.

    A History of Russia, Nicholas Riasanovsky - 4th edition- page588

    Yet, according to an official report based on the never-published census of 1936, 55% of Soviet citizens still identified themselves as religious- while many others presumably concealed their belief.

    That stubborn fact in conjunction with the general social stabilization of the thirties made Stalin & the Politburo assume a more tolerant attitude toward religion. The war and the patriotic behavior of the Church (ROC) in the war added to its acceptance and standing.

    The activities of the Union of the Godless and anti-religious propaganda in general were curtailed. In return the patriarchal Church declared complete loyalty to the regime, and supported, for example, its international peace campaigns and its attempts to influence Balkan Orthodox.

    More unfortunately, the two co-operated in bringing the two or three million Uniates of former eastern Poland into Orthodoxy.

    The following is from Stalin's Holy War by Steven Miner- a website Destro was so kind to offer:

    During the war, many Western observers believed that Stalin eased legal strictures against the Orthodox Church as a "reward" of sorts.[23] Although this was a widely held view at the time, it was not an accurate explanation, as informed people knew well enough. As early as 1927, Metropolitan Sergii, the patriarch locum tenens of the Russian Orthodox Church, had called on his followers to accept and obey Soviet power as divinely ordained.

    And first learn to get the gender correct before addressing someone.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 7:39:10 PM PDT · 60 of 72
    Solon to A. Pole
    So a persecuted state church equates to being legally abolished in your mind.

    Relative of Destro?

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 6:17:57 PM PDT · 57 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    What are you talking about?

    Are you drunk?

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 6:16:26 PM PDT · 56 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    You just don't get it. Those churches are not Catholic.

    And that attempt lasted what 8 years?

    The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church at the beginning of the 1930s was liquidated.

    Now go read a book.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 2:49:11 PM PDT · 52 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    The Communists first allowed the "Uniate" and "Ukranian Nationalist" Churches as a tool to fight the Russian Orthodox Church

    One thing I have to admit - you don't let facts get in the way of your disgusting bigoted agenda.

    Communists never allowed any such nonsense as you are expousing.

    Are you not aware that Ukrainian Catholics fell under Soviet rule in 1939 when western Ukraine was incorporated into the Soviet Union as part of the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact? It was liquidated in 1946. The repression of Catholics started immediately in 1939.

    Did you even know that western Ukraine was not under bolsheviks/Stalin until 1939?

    You are aware that the seat of the Ukrainian Catholic church was in Lviv because Catholics previoulsy had been expelled from Kyiv by tsarist Russia?

    And btw, that web site was certainly not complimentary towards the Russian Orthodox church. Did you read it? What were you thinking?

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 7:37:43 AM PDT · 47 of 72
    Solon to A. Pole
    It was abolished & outlawed

    No it was not. Being persecuted in the early days and being under state control does not constitute being legally abolished.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/12/2005 7:20:14 AM PDT · 46 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    In fact it was under the Soviets that the Uniates were allowed to reclaim Churches - while the Orthodox were still locked out of theirs.

    Wholly Karp!! Dude be not afraid of the Dewey decimal system. It can be your friend.

    But then again why bother. It's alot more fun to make up facts to suit an agenda.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/11/2005 3:34:17 PM PDT · 36 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    The Catholic Church was "legal"

    Can you be any more ignorant? The Ukrainian Catholic Church was the largest illegal church in the world up until 1989.

    I did not write about Stalin. And you still do not address the supportive role of the partriarch of Moscow(Aleksei) in the persecution of other Eastern Churches.

    It is a fact that the Russian Orthodox Church was the recipient of confiscated churches & properties, so it begs the question.............

    Why do the Ukrainian Orthodox & Catholic Churches, to this day, have to butt heads with the Russian Orthodox Church to have their properties respectfully return to them? It would have been the honorable thing to do but it seems denominational vanity gets precedence over morality.

  • POPE'S DREAM OF UNITING CHRISTIANITY GOES UNFULFILLED (Ukraine - Russia)

    04/11/2005 2:02:01 PM PDT · 34 of 72
    Solon to Destro
    The USSR was not Orthodox nor was Orthodox tolerated

    But the Russian Orthodox Church was not abolished & outlawed as was the Ukrainian Orthodox & Ukrainian Catholic Churches.

    In fact, is it not true that the Russian Orthodox Church was the only one to fuction legally in the USSR?

    And was this attempt to obliterate rival Eastern Churches done so with the supportive role of the partriarch of Moscow(Aleksei)?

    Is it also not true that the Russian Orthodox Church was the recipent of confiscated Catholic churches and to this day not all churches & properties have been returned to their rightful owners?

    Interesting standard of toleration you have.

  • With The Highest Murder Rate In The U.S., Puerto Rico Needs Immediate Solutions

    02/04/2005 11:24:50 AM PST · 58 of 61
    Solon to Sergio
    Uncalled for. There are a lot of good people on the island, and many from the island who have given their lives for the United States of America in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, GWI, Bosnia, and now in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Just had to pipe in here and add Operation El Dorado (1986)Canyon to your list in honor of Maj. Ribas. I never forgot this story.-----------------

    Capt. Ribas-Dominicci was one of the pilots who participated in the Libyan air raid. His F-111F was shot down in action over the disputed Gulf of Sidra off the Libyan coast. Ribas-Dominicci and his weapons systems officer, Capt. Paul F. Laurence, were the only U.S. casualties of Operation El Dorado Canyon.

    Major Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico. In 1983, while holding the rank of Captain, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. In 1985 he completed his master's degree in aeronautical science at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Bunnell, Florida, USA.

  • Modern life without a cell phone is not any kind of life at all

    01/18/2005 9:42:37 AM PST · 133 of 167
    Solon to the_devils_advocate_666
    Thank-you for this thread!

    The opinions of other posters regarding being cell-less was most comforting. I thought we were the last ones on this planet without a cell. Whew! Feel normal now.

  • The power struggle in Ukraine and America’s strategy for global supremacy

    01/07/2005 3:35:12 PM PST · 22 of 24
    Solon to Lukasz
    World Socialist Web Site saying that the power struggle in Ukraine is America’s strategy for global supremacy.

    The author isn't related to Jonathan Steele, is he? You know the kind that saw all those Ukrainians freezing in Independece Sq as just geopolitical robots of big bad America.

    Oh btw, I just got back from my Polish American veterinarian and I must say thank God there was a Polish migration to Texas! Any more smart people you wish to send this way, please feel free to do so.

  • 'W' is for . . . Williamson County?

    01/05/2005 11:25:47 AM PST · 42 of 49
    Solon to Arrowhead1952
    You're lucky that Travis County listened to your appraisal complaint.

    We disputed our appraisal 2 years ago along with a professional appriasal in hand. No luck - awful- just dreadful- experience. I still need a horse tranquilizer when talking about it.

    You know how bad the taxes have become in Williamson County? I tell my relatives back on Long Island what we pay annually and the first question they ask is - do you live near the water?

    Bottom line - we can't wait to move out of Williamson County. Taxes are too high & the quality of living has taken a nose dive.

  • 'W' is for . . . Williamson County?

    01/05/2005 10:59:17 AM PST · 40 of 49
    Solon to Arrowhead1952
    Don't you know the libs in Austin are upset?

    As every resident in Williamson Cnty should be. Damn taxes have soared at an alarming rate in the last 5 years & these wingnuts are spending $12,000 for a letter? They could have asked Vanna White.

    I want my check back.

  • 'W' is for . . . Williamson County?

    01/05/2005 10:48:50 AM PST · 38 of 49
    Solon to Arrowhead1952
    "Oh, yeah, it was the first thing that crossed my mind: Dubya," Precinct 2 Commissioner Greg Boatright said of the logo, which took four months to produce and cost the county $12,000.

    I just sent my check for the obscene county tax last week to discover this week that my county spent $12,000 for a frelling letter?

    This is a joke right?

  • Russia sinking into darkness

    01/04/2005 9:19:49 PM PST · 27 of 44
    Solon to Grzegorz 246
    Khodorkovsky warned that the methods used to bring down Yukos, including selective justice and the retroactive application of new laws, will destroy confidence in Russia’s legal system and hurt the economy

    Khodorkovsky moralizing on Russia's legal system & the economy? Ack!

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. This is like the fox sermonizing about the hen house. What was this author thinking?

  • Color Us Orange

    12/06/2004 2:36:35 PM PST · 9 of 19
    Solon to Lukasz
    Thanks Lukasz - somehow I missed that article. Good one.

    Kuchma is believed to be particularly anxious over the case of Gongadze,

    Good.

    From the Kyiv Post - Sept. 2001 regarding H.Gongadze:
    Gutsy and irreverent, he did what few in Ukraine were doing at the time. He was speaking out, lashing out and tenaciously irritating the Presidential Administration

    I know the spirit of Heorhiy Gongadze is hovering over Kyiv.

  • Color Us Orange

    12/06/2004 12:40:02 PM PST · 5 of 19
    Solon to Kozak
    Color Us Orange

    Good editorial.

    This is an awe-inspiring victory of nonviolent action

    Yes it is. It leaves me with wonder and a renewed respect for the Ukrainian people & their spirit.

    Outgoing President Leonid Kuchma wants immunity for his crimes and those of his cronies, who made privatization a synonym for high-level looting

    Can't wait till this guy is in jail. I can hope, can't I?

    TAK!

  • Ukraine Parliament brings down government

    12/01/2004 11:55:27 AM PST · 29 of 39
    Solon to Lukasz
    Ukraine's Parliament passed a no-confidence motion in a dramatic reversal today, bringing down the government.

    Amazing just amazing. What a week & half it's been! Emotional roller. Who knew?

    A poster on a blog summed it up in a nutshell:
    A softball game was called & the world series showed up.
    Yep. The World Series for Freedom.

    But unfortunately there is no new president- it looks like Kuchma will be sticking around some more. Kuchma's presidency technically ended yesterday so we should all be saying good-bye to him now.

    Thank-you Poles for all your support of freedom.

    Democracy for Ukraine!

  • Russia/Ukraine: Did President Putin Miscalculate In Ukraine?

    12/01/2004 9:43:19 AM PST · 4 of 5
    Solon to kupia_kummi
    Ryzhkov said Putin has managed to alienate at least half of Ukraine's population while giving regional players such as Poland an opportunity replace Moscow in its traditional role.

    and they fault President Putin for making a major miscalculation.

    Flushing your credibility down the toliet makes "major miscalculation" seem too tame. Huge, arrogant, frelling blunder comes to mind. Talk about making a fool out of yourself on a world stage.

    What the h___ was the Kremlin thinking? No one would notice?

  • Poles demonstrate in support of Ukraine's opposition leader Yushchenko

    11/29/2004 9:17:40 AM PST · 47 of 49
    Solon to Grzegorz 246
    Don't know if you have seen it but there is a great picture of the Polish delegation in Kyiv with Solidarity & Polish flags.

    It's at postmodernclog.com. I thought it would make a nice addition to this thread.

  • Poles demonstrate in support of Ukraine's opposition leader Yushchenko

    11/29/2004 9:12:15 AM PST · 46 of 49
    Solon to Destro

    It would seem that sarcasm is lost on you.


  • It’s Time In solidarity with the protesters in Kiev.

    11/29/2004 8:12:39 AM PST · 9 of 11
    Solon to Kozak
    Good article. Thank-you for the ping. This is what caught my eye:

    While he was there he'd talked to a few of the miners who have been shipped in from the East to rally support for Yanukovych, the second-round "winner." They were O.K. guys, he said, enjoying an all-expenses, all-vodka trip to the big city with no plans to stick around for long. We'll see.

    This lends itself to the editorial yesterday in the Kyiv Post titled: Eastern Ukraine must be rescued from the separatists

    Coal has been siphoned from mines, leaving them so dangerous that miners are often dying in methane explosions, and so unprofitable that miners aren’t paid.

    These shameless tycoons have, in recent weeks, sent these very coalminers to Kyiv to agitate in their – the tycoons’ - interests. Faced with a Viktor Yushchenko presidency in which they might lose control of the assets they questionably attained, Ukraine’s rapacious business elite are now hiding behind their exploited workforce, and using it as a means with which to establish an autonomous eastern Ukrainian republic.

    My heart goes out to these miners -just when will they realize that it is in their best interest to rid themselves of massive corruption. They need Yushchenko - only then will Kuchma, his billionaire son-in-law Pinchuk & 38 yr old billionaire, Akhmetov be indicted.

  • It’s Time In solidarity with the protesters in Kiev.

    11/29/2004 8:08:24 AM PST · 8 of 11
    Solon to Kozak
    Five, six, seven million died in that Soviet-made famine, the Holodomor, maybe an even greater number: no one knows for sure.

    Timing is everything. Since last Saturday was Rememberence Day, I wondered if it would help solidify the resolve of those freezing demonstrators in Kyiv. Go Orange.

  • Poles demonstrate in support of Ukraine's opposition leader Yushchenko

    11/28/2004 6:02:50 PM PST · 42 of 49
    Solon to Destro
    You can only be a Slav to know Slavic history?

    Yes.

    It is a fact that the UKr vote mostly split down religous lines.

    Nope. Way too easy and erroneous conclusion. This would make Sumy Catholic.

  • Poles demonstrate in support of Ukraine's opposition leader Yushchenko

    11/28/2004 4:53:31 PM PST · 38 of 49
    Solon to Destro
    What Poland want is influence over Western Ukraine which has a Slavic Catholic majority

    Bad, really really really bad, desperate and pitiful attempt at propaganda.

    Shame on you for using religion to further your untruthful nonsense.

    But let me get this straight - you're not Slav but an expert on Slavic history - you're not Catholic but an expert on RC/UC relations?

  • Ukraine's Premier Offers Concessions in Election Fight

    11/26/2004 3:18:44 PM PST · 60 of 65
    Solon to Destro
    The Byzantine Greeks introduced the name Rus - it means Russian.

    LOL!!!! What no mention of Varangians or Finns? Since you're not lucky enough to be Slav and Eastern Slavic history is not your forte, all I can do is recommend a library or go to a good website with a timeline. The term Rus was well used before the introduction of Christianity.

  • Ukraine's Premier Offers Concessions in Election Fight

    11/26/2004 2:32:50 PM PST · 58 of 65
    Solon to Destro
    Keivan Rus was Russian - not Ukranian - after the Mongols the Russians moved themselves Northwars to Moscow - cure your lack of history.

    You're confusing the term, Rus with the modern term, Russian. Tsk. Tsk.

    From P. Magocsi, "A History of Ukraine" pg. 68

    For the longest time, English-language writings did not distiguish the name Rus' from Russia, with the result that in descriptions of the pre-fourteenth century Kievan realm the conceptually distorted formulation Kievan Russia was used.

    It was the Kievan metropolitan that moved from Kyiv to first Vladimir then onto populated Moscow not the populace.

    And I'm sure you're aware that the empire with the name, Russia, was not to come until centuries later.

  • Is Putin Using Ukraine to Resurrect Old Evil Empire?

    11/26/2004 8:26:09 AM PST · 22 of 23
    Solon to KOZ.
    I think it's worth considering that Putin is trying to reassemble the old evil empire.

    Maybe the term "old evil empire" is just alittle over the top. But not by much.

    I thought along these lines when Putin recently talked about dual citizenship. Now coupled with this horrendous election...........

  • Back to the U.S.S.R.?

    11/26/2004 8:10:25 AM PST · 11 of 18
    Solon to Kozak
    Sunday's stolen election in Ukraine is becoming a full-fledged crisis

    I'm glad to see the WSJ making a bold statement & calling the election stolen.

    Did you see Yanukovych's remarks today calling Yushchenko a "pesky cat"? Nothing like exhibiting statesman-like behavior.

    Yanukovych will never have legitmacy.

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 5:02:46 PM PST · 61 of 113
    Solon to jb6
    First off, Kruschev is not a Russian name.

    Ack! I need a margarita! Make that 2!

    Dear Person with only 2 letters & a number as a moniker:

    His name ain't Ukrainian.Trust me. He was an ethnic Russian born in Ukraine. Read his autobiography- read his daughter's books.

    And what would you be knowing about names now? You won't or cannot spell Victor Yushchenko correctly.

    Gotta go - tornado warning up here in central Texas. Ta Ta & Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 4:51:05 PM PST · 60 of 113
    Solon to A. Pole
    That is what I said - "not up to the EU standards." And they said it about US elections too.

    What the ....

    A concerted and forceful program of electoral fraud and abuse was enacted with either the leadership or cooperation of Ukrainian governmental authorities," Senator Lugar reported.

    Is the gravity of Sen. Lugar's statement lost on you? He gives credibility to OSCE pronouncements regarding Ukrainian elections. For pete's sake, a policeman was shot dead at one of the poles.

    What point are you trying to make?

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 4:06:12 PM PST · 56 of 113
    Solon to A. Pole
    They did not say it.

    Hell yeah they did. Do a google search. I did. I'll help ya. Here is one of the new stories:

    OSCE Says Ukrainian Election Falls Short of Democratic Standards--- Radio Free Europe

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 4:01:21 PM PST · 53 of 113
    Solon to jb6
    As for the Soviets and starvation, lets not forget that 9 million Russian kulaks were equally starved by a Georgian named Stalin and his side kicks the Georgian Beria and Ukrainian Kruschov.

    OMG! Holy chit! & OMG again.

    1. Khrushchev was an ethnic Russian born in Ukraine. He is not now nor has ever been an ethnic Ukrainian.

    2. Well pt.2 is ..... I really have no idea what your talking about.

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 3:45:33 PM PST · 44 of 113
    Solon to wildandcrazyrussian
    The million people there voted by about 90% to secede from the Ukraine in 1991 (as did the Russian province of the Crimea)

    Why are you saying this? In 1991, they voted by 78% for autonomy but never for secession. Huge difference.

    A perfect example is the Trans-Carpathian Oblast... ( The people there historically called themselves Carpatho-Russians and have always rejected the "Ukrainian" ethno-political movement......

    This is misleading. You're perfectly aware that an ethnic debate has been going on there for decades- same situation with Lemkos. Catholics in Zakarpatska would never call themselves Carpatho Russians. If your statement were to be true than Zakarpatska would have voted for Yanukovych. It did not.

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 3:03:39 PM PST · 41 of 113
    Solon to eluminate
    What planet are you from now?

    Let's review some basics.

    Nov 10: Official results of the first round show Yushchenko on 39.87 percent of the vote, narrowly ahead of Yanukovich on 39.32 percent.

    A concerted and forceful program of electoral fraud and abuse was enacted with either the leadership or cooperation of Ukrainian governmental authorities," Senator Lugar reported. (This is a US Senator)

    Kiev city council refuses to recognise the results and calls on parliament not to approve it. (Kyiv is the just the capital you know.)

    OSCE observers say the vote was not democratic,

    Four high ranking diplomats from the Ukrainian embassy in DC said voters were subjected to incessant threats, terror and massive fraud.

    No one but no one, outside of of meddling Russia, views Yanukovych as the legitimate president of Ykraiha.

    And as far as the eastern part - Have you ever looked at pictures of Luhansk? Good grief - it's butt ugly. They'll just have to take a midol and get over losing an election.

    So where are the people in support of Yanukovych? What no massive demonstration of support in lovey dowtown Luhansk? There wouldn't be any in Kherson (you know in southern Ukr) because they didn't vote unanimiously for Yanukovych.

  • Plea from help from Ukraine

    11/23/2004 2:26:11 PM PST · 34 of 113
    Solon to Leo Carpathian
    Any Ukie FReepers out there? See you at the above events!

    Little hard to attend if one is in Texas, but my thoughts & prayers are with all protesters & demonstrators.

    Yanukovych - be a man - & for the good of Ukraine - concede the frelling election.

    God Bless YKPAIHA.

  • Report: Ukraine Opposition Leader Takes Oath ("Ukraine is on the threshold of a civil conflict")

    11/23/2004 1:57:23 PM PST · 35 of 73
    Solon to Grzegorz 246
    I hope that any real civil war in Ukraine won't happen, because we would have to step in.

    To be honest, you are scarring me. Poland step in? Is that even a serious consideration among Poles? Yikes. Your comment sent willies down my back.

  • ARAFAT, R.I.P.!? Has the world lost its collective mind????

    11/12/2004 9:41:08 AM PST · 54 of 54
    Solon to Tolik
    As the great Golda Meir said long time ago: "there will never be peace until the Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate ours."

    Powerful statement- how true. Damn - memories are flooding back now to the incident at Taba (just before the Sinai was handed over to Egypt) where an Egyptian police officer took out his gun and shot to death 7 people at the beach - 5 of whom were kids. 100 people rallied in his support back at Cairo.

    What kind of people rally in support of a kid killer?

    Thought I repressed these memories- alot of emotions just emerged.

  • ARAFAT, R.I.P.!? Has the world lost its collective mind????

    11/12/2004 8:33:22 AM PST · 51 of 54
    Solon to Tolik
    On one black date in May 1974, three PLO terrorists slipped from Lebanon into the northern Israeli town of Ma'alot.

    When Israeli troops attempted a rescue, the terrorists exploded hand grenades and opened fire on the students. By the time the horror ended, 25 people were dead; 21 of them were children.

    Maalot. As a kid back in NY, this story made such a distinct & horrifying impression. Could not understand why "men" would be killing kids. Still don't.

    Ever since then, I thought of PLO & Arafat as nothing more than scum kid killers and will never, ever understand the accolades heaped on this POS.

    Shame on Italy for upgrading its delegation to this scum's funeral. Disgrace.

  • Church damaged by early morning explosion

    09/10/2004 8:52:30 AM PDT · 119 of 170
    Solon to nyconse
    Ukranian Catholics are part of the Roman Catholic Church...there was a reconciliation which allows marriage.

    Just one thing. Ukrainian Catholics are NOT part of the Roman Catholic Church. They are a sister church - part of the universal Catholic Church - albeit the Roman Church is the largest.

    Yes - article 9 of the Union of Brest and Kosta50 is still absolutely correct.

    From your article- alot more eloquent than I was:

    The Eastern churches admit married men to the priesthood in their regions of origin but do not permit marriage after ordination. Neither do they permit the priest to remarry if his wife should die.

    Outside their regions of origin, Eastern Catholics have not been able to ordain married men.