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Old 02-19-2014, 08:14 PM  
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Anyone Following The Protests In The Ukraine?

I've been seeing some impressive pics of protests in Kiev.


Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead. As you can see in these extraordinary images by Ilya Varlamov, the demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks. They look like scenes from some science-fiction movie about urban warfare.

The latest reports talk about at least four people killed and hundreds injured by the police. After the massive protests against the government's rejection against the European Union in favor of an alliance with the former Russian oppressors, Kiev officials announced new repressive laws limiting the people's right to protest. These urban battles are the people's reaction to those laws.

Ukraine was a former Soviet Republic, created after a civil war between pro-communist and the Ukrainian People's Republic armies at the beginning of the 20th century, right after the fall of the Russian Empire. The communists won, and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was established. In theory, it was an independent state, but in fact—like all republics in the USSR and satellite countries—it was under a tight control by the Kremlin.

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Old 03-06-2014, 11:43 PM   #1261
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Hey, I recognize that very asian looking "Russian" soldier pictured at that link.


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:51 PM   #1262
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On February 21, 2014 the parliament passed a law that reinstated the December 8, 2004 amendments of the constitution. This was passed under simplified procedure without any decision of the relevant committee.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constit...004_amendments


When I read your posts, I understand why the phrase "truth hurts" was coined.
So what? What is your point?
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:03 AM   #1263
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The 2010 version of the article dealing with amending election practices, that they followed when changing it back to the 2004 version:

Article 156 A draft law on introducing amendments to Chapter I - "General Principles," Chapter III - "Elections. Referendum," and Chapter XIII - "Introducing Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine," is submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by the President of Ukraine, or by no less than two-thirds of the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and on the condition that it is adopted by no less than two-thirds of the constitutional composition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and is approved by an All-Ukrainian referendum designated by the President of Ukraine.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:04 AM   #1264
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I can accept that reasonable Americans can disagree on whether or not the US has any national interests in the Ukrainian situation, vital or otherwise, but I think it's disturbing when they go beyond that and start tying to justify Putin's actions. Taco John generally seems to recognize that he can be an isolationist without cheerleading the other side, but BEP has a long history here of trying to rationalize the actions of our foreign rivals, adversaries, and enemies from Iran to al Qaeda to, now, Russia. And Prison Bitch might as well be Putin's cosmo.
You must feel silly about the admiration you expressed for Putin awhile back.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:06 AM   #1265
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I also didn't say that about Pravda. I said that about RT.** He's illiterate.
Oh, my bad.

**Which is run by the Russian govt.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:14 AM   #1266
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@ the fact that you think you've proven your point again.

Just because people say that seizing/freezing the assets is a possible solution, doesn't make it so. Like I said, it's possible that you can get gay married in texas next week while smoking a joint. Just because it is said doesn't mean it's realistic or has a snow ball's chance in hell of happening.
Yes because these are just quotes from random people off the street. It's amazing that YOU know more on the subject than a member of the British Parliament, a member of European Parliament and the US House Majority Leader.. three people who would be directly involved in the implementation of this.

Face it, you were wrong to say that the idea was completely ridiculous.

BTW at no point have I said it will happen, quite the contrary, I doubt it will actually happen, I made that clear from the onset. Well that's not entirely accurate as some of it has already taken place on a smaller scale than I want(travel restrictions and banking holds)... I just doubt the situation gets to the point where it escalates to full on asset seizures... even though the people who would be the ones enacting such measures obviously feel they are on the table.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:18 AM   #1267
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Too late now. Possession is nine tenths of the law.
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No, it's not. This is an international treaty. Not the county courthouse of Bum****, Oklahoma.


Kids...I think someone is forgetting the Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Finders v. Weepers...
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:19 AM   #1268
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Kids...I think someone is forgetting the Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Finders v. Weepers...
Ok this is awesome.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:21 AM   #1269
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Kids...I think someone is forgetting the Supreme Court ruling in the landmark Finders v. Weepers...
Ah, yes. As I recall Keepers and Losers presented briefs as amicus curiae.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:17 AM   #1270
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Too bad they got agitated internally into a conflict or possible civil war with so many Russians in their country, by the American side of that agreement. Particularly the use of economic pressure paying money to protestors to riot. That cancels out the agreement right there.
Which looney source told you we paid protestors to riot?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:35 AM   #1271
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You must feel silly about the admiration you expressed for Putin awhile back.
I don't feel silly about anything I said about Putin. In fact, I think this situation validates my view of Putin. What did you have in mind, specifically?
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:48 AM   #1272
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Neo-Nazis have Taken Over Kiev

This one is a fan favorite and even has some supporters in the United States, like New York University Professor Stephen F. Cohen.

Ukraine's Neo-Facist Right Sector Leader Dmytro Yarosh To Run For President

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ukraines-ne...sident-1439324
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #1273
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Ukraine's Neo-Facist Right Sector Leader Dmytro Yarosh To Run For President

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ukraines-ne...sident-1439324

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:04 PM   #1274
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The goon in the facemask is so mad, you could almost stay he's "steaming".
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #1275
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The goon in the facemask is so mad, you could almost stay he's "steaming".
He looks pretty geared up. Like that open part of his head cover is the only place directly venting body heat.
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