From Russia with love

Posted by: lanovami

From Russia with love - 09/12/13 01:55 PM

Putin just published an op-ed in the NYT. It's a pretty good read.

From Russia with love
Posted by: DLC

Re: From Russia with love - 09/13/13 07:24 AM

Quote:
We are all different, but when we ask for the Lordís blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal. ~ Putin

When did they get religious ?? Did I miss a coup ? blush

I hope BO and Putin can continue to work towards a peaceful solution.
Posted by: steveg

Re: From Russia with love - 09/13/13 08:31 AM

I'm still looking for a hidden Onion credit. His remarks are to hypocrisy what Voyager 1 is to near earth orbit. crazy
Posted by: DLC

Re: From Russia with love - 09/13/13 09:41 AM

Anyone watch Leno last night?
He had a great zinger !!!

He was talking about the conservatives saying that Obama's pressure on Syria had NO EFFECT on Assad's decision to give up chemical weapons. Furthermore, BO played no part in Osama Bin Laden being at the bottom of the ocean, OBL just likes scuba-diving !!! laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: From Russia with love - 09/13/13 10:04 AM

Putin has been hand in glove with the Russian Orthodox church for quite some time. The whole, or a great part of the Puss y Riot imbroglio (what a great word!) took place because the group did a shtik in a church and then made a video about it.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/13/13 12:42 PM

And let's be fair, Russia hasn't been officially Communist for quite a few years now. Plenty of time to find religion.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
And let's be fair, Russia hasn't been officially Communist for quite a few years now. Plenty of time to find religion.


Puss y Riot imbroglio
crazy hmmm hadda look that one up

And let's be more fair, Russia had historically
been a hyper religious nation, until the advent
of Communism that suppressed/stifled all religion.
Therefore they didn't "find religion"... but rather
it merely "came out of hiding".
Even centuries old icons & alter accoutrements
were literally dug-up from hiding in barnyards etc
or taken back from the State's museums and
restored to the Russian Orthodox Church.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 07:12 AM

I was being facetious donchaknow. smile
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 08:54 AM


nowidu grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
Putin just published an op-ed in the NYT. It's a pretty good read.

From Russia with love


Thank You
for posting the link
although I kept hearing reactions
to it, this is the 1st opportunity I've had
to finally read the article in it's entirety for myself. smile
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 01:58 PM

I wonder how you say exceptionalism in Russian? I bet it sounds really cool.
Posted by: DLC

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
I wonder how you say exceptionalism in Russian? I bet it sounds really cool.

Yahstrovich domposki !! (don't know the Russian symbols)

(which really kinda means - "down the hatch" - a toast !) grin
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 02:25 PM



That's iskliuchitelnost in transliteration.

Thanks to Google Translate for the cyrillic.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 03:11 PM

Well..now I know.

Japanese is probably 例外主義, pronounced reigaishugi, but I merely got that by sticking exception and ism together.

heh, kanji don't compute here in this day and age. That is so exceptional. wink
Posted by: Jim_

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
Well..now I know.

Japanese is probably 例外主義, pronounced reigaishugi, but I merely got that by sticking exception and ism together.
Okay, I see floppy disc, house, antenna, sci-fi creature.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
I wonder how you say exceptionalism in Russian? I bet it sounds really cool.


Doano how to say it in Russian
but it English, it's "Jingoistic Bull Twaddle"
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/15/13 04:52 PM

Thanks smile

Nope.

example, outside, main, convention/thinking

example + outside = exception main + convention = principle, ism

badum-bum ching.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/18/13 10:13 PM

What did you do to make the Japanese render correctly anyway? Is it something I could have done or something you did with your extra powers here?
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 05:00 AM

They are Atheists in Russia and most of these people do not believe in GOD at all.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 05:29 AM

82 percent of Russians clarify themselves as religious believers
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 08:01 AM

Russia is far too religious. Its Orthodox party is in large part responsible for the twist towards hyperconservatism in all sorts of social areas. Marv, you've got to forget the equation, Russia = USSR = godless atheist. That's not the case any more, and hasn't been for almost 30 years now. The USSR existed for some 60 years. We've been in a post-USSR universe for about 30 years. Things change.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 11:19 AM

Marv... you can put the 1970s telescope down now... the world has changed. whistle
Posted by: Jim_

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
What did you do to make the Japanese render correctly anyway? Is it something I could have done or something you did with your extra powers here?
I had to enable HTML for your post. HTML is off for everybody except the mods. If you try to quote my HTML post, it won't work either. We can only enable it on a post by post basis when we edit or post.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 01:51 PM

I see. Thanks Reboot.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: From Russia with love - 09/19/13 01:57 PM

And even under the Communist regime, many people clung on to their religion, even if they supressed it. It was always under the surface. It came roaring back as soon as the veil of secular society was removed. Possibly proving Marx's tenet that religion is the opiate of the masses.