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Old 12-10-2013, 04:31 PM  
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OMG PUTIN IZ SUCH AN AWESOME LEADER. OBAMA IS A WIMP

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Vladimir Putin’s media takeover illustrates some of Russia’s scariest traits


With no warning, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dissolved Russia’s main state news agency, created a new one from its ashes, and appointed as its head a man who doesn’t think gay people shouldn’t be allowed to be organ donors. The move simultaneously underlined concerns over Putin’s penchant for authoritarianism, Russia’s restrictions on the media, and the country’s increasingly demonstrative homophobia.

According to the surprise decree, RIA Novosti will be replaced by a new agency, Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), which will aim to “highlight abroad the state policy and public life of the Russian Federation.” Putin’s supposed rationale: increasing efficiency and improving coverage. “Russia has its own independent politics and strongly defends its national interests: it’s difficult to explain this to the world but we can do this, and we must do this,” Sergei Ivanov, head of the presidential administration, was quoted as saying.

It’s not as if Putin was getting much scrutiny from reporters: Most media outlets are already friendly to him. But the takeover of RIA Novosti underscores Putin’s desire to stifle dissent and tightly control his image. RIA Novosti, reporting on its own shuttering, noted that “the move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape, which appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.” Russia is not a friendly place for journalists, either. The country slid six places from last year to 148 out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.

And then there’s Dmitry Kiselyov, the conservative news anchor and Putin loyalist who will head the new agency. Gays “should be forbidden from donating blood, sperm,” he said last year. “And in the case of an automobile accident, their hearts should be buried in the ground or burned.” Intolerance toward gays is in the spotlight ahead of the Sochi Olympics, set for February, after Russia in June passed a law banning gay “propaganda.” Protesters in the country who advocate gay rights have faced violent attacks—but don’t expect to hear much about them from Rossiya Segodnya.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #46
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How's frazod doing? Haven't heard much from him lately on here and I know you two are very close.
Oh I see. Now that he's gone. You will start throwing his name around
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:45 PM   #47
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Oh I see. Now that he's gone. You will start throwing his name around
Well how is your buddy Tim?
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #48
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With no warning, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dissolved Russia’s main state news agency, created a new one from its ashes, and appointed as its head a man who doesn’t think gay people shouldn’t be allowed to be organ donors.
I can't not think that this isn't bad sentence structure.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #49
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Oh I see. Now that he's gone. You will start throwing his name around
gone where?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #50
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gone where?
He threw a hissy fit on fb and said he was leaving forever.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #51
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:52 PM   #52
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Oh I see. Now that he's gone. You will start throwing his name around
I never had reason to ask how he was doing before. He was always here.

My last memory of him is you coming to his aid and you seemed quite upset.
Really, I was more worried about you than him. How you holding up?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:54 PM   #53
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He threw a hissy fit on fb and said he was leaving forever.
no shit?

details?
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #54
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no shit?

details?
I think there's some details in the "And just like that..." thread about chris vanishing. There's a few pages in there somewhere. I think right before diddy posted a pic of his foot. You should try to avoid the foot pic as you can't unsee it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #55
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He threw a hissy fit on fb and said he was leaving forever.
i looked at his fb page and i don't see anything...

what fb page is it on?
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #56
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i looked at his fb page and i don't see anything...

what fb page is it on?
Not sure as I don't have any CP people as friends on FB.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #57
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Not sure as I don't have any CP people as friends on FB.
Imagine the **** out of that.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:38 PM   #58
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I don't have any CPers as facebook friends, either. I don't know why you'd need to. Don't you get enough of everyone here?
Someone did tweet at me one day, that I'd "lost my burst on CP." I don't know who the poster is though.
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #59
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I don't have any CPers as facebook friends, either. I don't know why you'd need to. Don't you get enough of everyone here?
Someone did tweet at me one day, that I'd "lost my burst on CP." I don't know who the poster is though.

I hope Fraz gets to come back and that he does. He made a lot of great contributions in the gun thread and was always very helpful when people had questions on things he had experience with.

Tell me you don't do tweeter
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #60
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I hope Fraz gets to come back and that he does. He made a lot of great contributions in the gun thread and was always very helpful when people had questions on things he had experience with.

Tell me you don't do tweeter
I love twitter. It's great.

Is fraz banned or he just did the "I'm leaving," thing? Really, I don't blame him if he did. He seemed to spend too much time in little squabbles. I can't imagine he thought it was a good use of his time.
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