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(LA Times)   I don't always come back from a past life, but when I do, I baptize this Pagan country   (latimes.com) divider line 22
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2012-10-06 11:15:47 PM
As much as I enjoy the fairy tale version of him, I find it weird that there are people in Russia in this day and age who buy into it. The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country...

/please
//let it be so...
 
2012-10-07 12:28:59 AM
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2012-10-07 01:01:09 AM

ladyfortuna: The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country...


Russia has essentially returned to the third world status it had before the state capitalist Soviet era. The resources amassed in various state sectors were portioned off to members of the oligarchy who have gotten fantastically rich. If the country wasn't rich in natural resources though it would have next to nothing to offer the rest of the world. The Russian Orthodox Church was the only stable institution left so its influence has grown even more massive than before,
 
2012-10-07 02:21:46 AM
Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?
 
2012-10-07 02:24:42 AM

Somacandra: ladyfortuna: The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country...

Russia has essentially returned to the third world status it had before the state capitalist Soviet era. The resources amassed in various state sectors were portioned off to members of the oligarchy who have gotten fantastically rich. If the country wasn't rich in natural resources though it would have next to nothing to offer the rest of the world. The Russian Orthodox Church was the only stable institution left so its influence has grown even more massive than before,


Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
 
2012-10-07 02:33:02 AM

ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?


They should be asking for his birth certificate.
 
2012-10-07 02:34:24 AM
The hell he ever fended off a crowd with a service handgun
 
2012-10-07 02:39:35 AM

fusillade762: ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?

They should be asking for his birth certificate.


He's ex-KGB, no telling when or where he was really born. He could come up with whatever papers he needed even if you locked him in a room with a nothing but a bucket and a light bulb.
 
2012-10-07 03:52:40 AM

wildcardjack: fusillade762: ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?

They should be asking for his birth certificate.

He's ex-KGB, no telling when or where he was really born. He could come up with whatever papers he needed even if you locked him in a room with a nothing but a bucket and a light bulb.


He's ObamaGuyver!
 
2012-10-07 03:59:32 AM
propaganda is always in full supply.
 
2012-10-07 04:00:29 AM

ladyfortuna: As much as I enjoy the fairy tale version of him, I find it weird that there are people in Russia in this day and age who buy into it. The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country...

/please
//let it be so...


Because it's clearly impossible for idiots to believe what they want to believe as a matter of comfort, desipte lacking any evidence to back it up in the modern world.

Oh wait... 
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-07 04:11:50 AM
Hey, today is his 60th birthday.
 
2012-10-07 05:14:30 AM

ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?


No. They are far, far more cynical, and its a cultural trait dating back from well before the Soviet era. Add to that a truly world class fatalistic sense of humor about it to boot, one uniquely their own.
Its actually quite awesome to behold the full scope of it should you ever be so lucky as to see it firsthand.
 
2012-10-07 05:36:07 AM

wildcardjack: fusillade762: ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?

They should be asking for his birth certificate.

He's ex-KGB, no telling when or where he was really born. He could come up with whatever papers he needed even if you locked him in a room with a nothing but a bucket and a light bulb.


You make him sound like MacGyver.
 
2012-10-07 07:28:40 AM

Bonecrusher: wildcardjack: fusillade762: ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?

They should be asking for his birth certificate.

He's ex-KGB, no telling when or where he was really born. He could come up with whatever papers he needed even if you locked him in a room with a nothing but a bucket and a light bulb.

You make him sound like MacGyver.


Dude, didn't you hear? He's ex-KGB!
 
2012-10-07 07:38:08 AM

Summoner101: Bonecrusher: wildcardjack: fusillade762: ZombiesYall: Are Russians really that much less cynical than Americans?

They should be asking for his birth certificate.

He's ex-KGB, no telling when or where he was really born. He could come up with whatever papers he needed even if you locked him in a room with a nothing but a bucket and a light bulb.

You make him sound like MacGyver.

Dude, didn't you hear? He's ex-KGB!


Aw shucks!
 
2012-10-07 07:44:17 AM
Is it just me, or does he look and act like Julius Caesar?
 
2012-10-07 07:53:58 AM
Vlad is damned-near mythological porportions
 
2012-10-07 11:02:30 AM

ladyfortuna: As much as I enjoy the fairy tale version of him, I find it weird that there are people in Russia in this day and age who buy into it. The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country...

/please
//let it be so...


A substantial portion of the American people bought into the fantasy that George W. Bush is an 'aw shucks' Texas good ole' boy, and not the privileged scion of extremely wealthy East Coast families.
 
2012-10-07 11:02:51 AM

ladyfortuna: As much as I enjoy the fairy tale version of him, I find it weird that there are people in Russia in this day and age who buy into it. The age of the Internet coupled with the rampant renegades operating in Russia to bring us everything pirated under the sun must surely mean there can't be that many superstitious believers left in that country....


People in the U.S. buy into similar fairy tale versions of our leaders....

Obama:
Fairy tale: poor boot strappy community organizer.
Reality: private school educated, ivy league college graduate, worked as an attorney for community group (acting as an attorney for a community based group does not equal community organizer, or I am a community organizer, a religious organizer, and environmental organizer...).

There are similar fairy tail versions out there for most of our presidents, with focus on alleged poor beginnings, hard times, community activities, military careers... blah, blah, blah..... and we eat it up just as much as the Putin fans.
 
2012-10-07 01:06:16 PM

JeffreyScott: ladyfortuna:
There are similar fairy tail versions out there for most of our presidents, with focus on alleged poor beginnings, hard times, community activities, military careers... blah, blah, blah..... and we eat it up just as much as the Putin fans.


Perhaps, but I've yet to hear about sexy girls making a calendar in honor of our leader. Putin has had that a couple of years IIRC.
 
2012-10-07 01:51:21 PM

ladyfortuna: JeffreyScott: ladyfortuna:
There are similar fairy tail versions out there for most of our presidents, with focus on alleged poor beginnings, hard times, community activities, military careers... blah, blah, blah..... and we eat it up just as much as the Putin fans.

Perhaps, but I've yet to hear about sexy girls making a calendar in honor of our leader. Putin has had that a couple of years IIRC.


Compared to our leaders, Putin is relatively fit
 
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