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  • Heroes of the Euromaidan Revolution are Leaving Ukraine

    02/21/2015 1:07:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    VICE ^ | 2-21-2015 | Isaac Webb
    One year ago, Dasha Oratovska and Sasha Zakhovaieva fled from Kyiv's Independence Square as riot police launched an assault on anti-government protesters, firing flares and rubber bullets into the crowd. Sasha lost consciousness and was dragged by a friend to a makeshift hospital in the nearby Trade Unions building. The building soon caught fire, forcing doctors and wounded protesters to evacuate. As the Euromaidan Revolution reached its bloody crescendo, Dasha found Sasha sitting, dazed, on St. Sophia Square, a short distance from Independence Square. Six months later, Dasha left Ukraine, likely permanently. Sasha remains in Kyiv but has begun formulating...
  • Russians are leaving the country in droves Some chafe at life under Vladimir Putin's rule

    11/21/2011 11:11:09 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Lost Angeles Times ^ | 14 November 2011 | Sergei L. Loiko
    Reporting from Moscow — Over a bottle of vodka and a traditional Russian salad of pickles, sausage and potatoes tossed in mayonnaise, a group of friends raised their glasses and wished Igor Irtenyev and his family a happy journey to Israel. Irtenyev, his wife and daughter insist they will just be away for six months, but the sadness in their eyes on this recent night said otherwise. . . . Experts believe that 100,000 to 150,000 people now leave the country annually and warn that the exodus reached dangerous dimensions in the last three years. "People are going abroad for...
  • A refuge for retirement

    10/13/2007 10:52:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 140+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dudley Althaus
    AJIJIC, MEXICO — Drawn by the eternal spring weather and laid-back lifestyle, American retirees have been migrating to this lakeside village deep inside Mexico for decades. Now, facing the sobering prospect that their money will run out before their last breath does, some are considering Ajijic and other expatriate communities across Mexico as a cheaper place to get needed care through the end of their lives. Though few come with dying on their minds, tens of thousands of retirees long have been heading to this community on the shore of Mexico's largest lake — and dozens of other towns and...
  • Mexican Soldiers Freelancing for Drug Cartels on US Soil ..(More than 200 incursions documented)

    12/21/2006 4:53:34 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 897+ views
    CNSN News ^ | December 21, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    Gun-toting members of the Mexican military are crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations, according to Texas sheriffs and lawmakers. Some of the Mexican infiltrators are suspected to have been trained by the U.S. military. U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials operating along the southwestern border have come under attack from the Mexican side in recent months, with automatic gunfire frequently erupting, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) told Cybercast News Service. Mexican military units and drug cartels have access to weaponry and communications equipment far...

    12/10/2004 10:46:28 AM PST · by ejdouglas · 22 replies · 469+ views
    WWW.MOVEOUT.BIZ ^ | 12/10/04 | ejdouglas
    hello freepers, i'm asking for help and suggestion about how to get liberal traffic to my site as per a previous post i tried to get on at DU but was summarily banned. new to the site is 'the seven pillars of facism' as authored by fearless leader and a resource list for libs wishing to vamoose. i would appreciate any forwarding to loonies that you might do on my behalf, and, as well, would appreciate and accept helpful hints. cheers, ejd
  • Canada's not so nice, after all

    12/05/2004 8:08:28 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 125 replies · 3,626+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2004 | NORA JACOBSON
    Anti-American attitudes are a daily fact of life in Great White NorthBy NORA JACOBSON I moved to Canada after the 2000 election. Although I did it mainly for career reasons — I got a job whose description read as though it had been written precisely for my rather quirky background and interests — at the time I found it gratifying to joke that I was leaving the United States because of George W. Bush. It felt fine to think of myself as someone who was actually going to make good on the standard election-year threat to leave the country. Also,...

    12/02/2004 4:15:54 PM PST · by ejdouglas · 6 replies · 348+ views ^ | 12/2/04 | ejdouglas
    hello everyone. i have posted a few times regarding the site i created, well, the business side of it has failed. no matter, it was a small investment and i've had fun. i would, however, appreciate it if any of you who lurk at DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND could get the word out over there that this site exists. the most fun i've had is with the few emails i've received from the tin-hatters. i tried to get on DU but was summarily banned even though i picked the che guevara avatar. i appreciate any help you can give in funneling...
  • Canadians urge disaffected left to elect a move north

    11/15/2004 2:17:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 70 replies · 3,583+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/04 | Gene Johnson, AP
    SEATTLE -- Got the blue-state blues? Rudi Kischer feels your pain. The immigration lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia, plans seminars in three US cities -- Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles -- to tell Americans frustrated with President Bush's reelection that the grass is greener north of the border. And that is not an allusion to Canada's more-lenient marijuana laws. "We started last year getting a lot of calls from Americans dissatisfied with the way the country is going," Kischer said. "Then after the election, it's been crazy up here. The Canadian immigration website had 115,000 hits the day after...
  • U.S. Liberals Debate Flight Versus Fight

    11/03/2004 11:57:58 AM PST · by bilhosty · 33 replies · 1,415+ views
    The Tyee ^ | 4-13-04 | Joy Lanzendorfer
    I posted this a couple of months ago. But I thought it would be good to do it again. The more liberal lurkers and other see it the better. Somebody post it on the DU board!
  • Middle Eastern immigrants to U.S. increasing

    08/15/2002 11:27:32 AM PDT · by GaryMontana · 26 replies · 567+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 15, 2002 | Jon Dougherty
    Middle Easterners are one of the fastest growing immigrant groups to the United States, according to a new study, though the government estimates that one in 10 come into the country illegally. According to a just-completed study by the Center for Immigration Studies, "interest in coming to the United States remains very strong in the Middle East," despite fallout from the Sept. 11 attack. "Middle Easterners are one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in America," said the CIS report, released yesterday. "While the size of the overall immigrant population (legal and illegal) has tripled since 1970, the number of...