Tag Archives: Russia

Land of Liberty

If you’re a print journalist who was planning to take instagram photos or vines at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, you can forget it because Russia authorities will kick you out of the games for daring to pull out … Continue reading
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Fox Government

Artist – David Horsey In other news, Russian lawmakers are now considering banning gay couples from seeking a surrogate mother. Because they probably only want children so they can abuse them. Or something. Its sponsor, Vitaly Milonov, is the same … Continue reading
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Land of Liberty

According to a report from the Agence France Presse (AFP), Russian authorities plan to monitor virtually all communication at the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi and, as you may have guessed, none of it will be overseen by a court. … Continue reading
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Land of Liberty

It may not be fair to point at one lawmaker and say it is representative of Russia as a whole because, after all, America is home to Louie Gohmert and Steve King, however Russia has already implemented strict anti-Gay laws … Continue reading
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Snowden’s Russia Connection Getting To Be a Real Thing

Snowden evidently lived at the Russian consulate while in Hong Kong. If this is accurate, it lends more validity to the notion that he’s being manipulated or controlled by Russia and Wikileaks. It certainly vindicates accusations that he defected. MOSCOW … Continue reading
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Land of Liberty. Or Maybe Not.

via ThinkProgress Russia has officially outlawed all forms of protest for more than two months around the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begin in less than six months in Sochi. President Vladimir Putin signed an official decree, published in the official … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, LGBT | Tagged , , | 41 Comments

Grave Diggers

Artist – Rob Rogers Human Rights Watch has released an exhaustive report on actions taken against activists and journalists ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. Russia: land of Liberty and Internet Freedom and no NSA and no Obama. Continue reading
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Russia Grants Snowden Asylum, Implements SOPA on Same Day

Edward Snowden, man of Liberty and Internet Freedom, afraid of losing access to a computer in prison, was granted asylum in Russia on the same day the country enacted it’s own version SOPA according to The Washington Post. Russia recently … Continue reading
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Posted in Censorship, Ethics | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Snowden Applies for Asylum in Russia, Putin Says Stop Leaking

According to the Associated Press, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has officially applied for asylum in Russia, apparently after the Ecuador option collapsed. However, Vladimir says Snowden will only be allowed to stay in Russia if he stops leaking. (Reuters) – … Continue reading
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A Time That Never Existed

Artist – Tim Eagan Here’s a supercut of last night’s meteor impact for all of your disaster-porn viewing needs on this Friday night. The current number of people injured by the impact stands at 1,100 with no confirmed deaths. Continue reading
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Romney “Presided Over” Expansion Into China, Russia

Mitt Romney may have had no influence on Bain Capital’s attempt to partner with Huawei in their acquisition of 3Com, but he did have direct influence over Bain & Co.’s initial forays into China and Russia during the early 90s … Continue reading

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Romney Unlocks Foreign Policy Blunder Badge

Mitt had his first serious foreign policy blunder today and he hasn’t even been anointed as America’s First White Man yet. MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says a comment made by U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made Russia … Continue reading

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Wolverines!!!!

Via John Cole, Mitt Romney and the Republicans think we’re still fighting the Soviet Union. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tweaked Mitt Romney for his characterization of Russia as the “No. 1 geopolitical foe” of the United States, saying the comments … Continue reading

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Moment of Derp

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann apparently felt the need to remind us that she has no idea what she is talking about today. “But what people recognize is that there’s a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable … Continue reading

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Just Like Bush

From reader Arthur: It’s important to remind everyone here once again how Obama is just like Bush. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Friday to reduce the arsenals of the world’s two largest nuclear powers – … Continue reading

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Seeing Russia From The Position Flexible

Sarah Palin in Esquire on seeing Russia from Alaska: “You have to let it go. Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. … Continue reading

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