Putin: "We have a ban on promoting homosexuality and paedophilia among minors."

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    Jan 17, 2014 8:34 PM GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".

    "We don't have a ban on non-traditional sexual relations," he said. "We have a ban on promoting homosexuality and paedophilia among minors."

    US President Barack Obama pointedly announced he was sending an Olympic delegation that includes several openly gay sports figures, among them tennis legend Billie Jean King.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25785161

    I'm really hoping BJK stirs a bit of a shitstorm over there. She isn't known for pulling her punches.
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
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    On behalf of the Russian people, I am so sorry.

    Go, Billy!
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    This must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.
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    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    *jaw drops* You really think left leaning people would admire a communist dictator? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    ...omg.


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    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    Um yeah, it's a real dilemma. Now, what about your dilemma of whether to take those meds or not?
  • Kazachok

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    Jan 17, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    What's a communist dictator?
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    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    *jaw drops* You really think left leaning people would admire a communist dictator? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    ...omg.




    Isn't the left enthralled with Mao, Gorbachev, Castro, and Chavez?
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    Jan 17, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    Kazachok saidWhat's a communist dictator?


    ummm Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Chiang Kai-shek, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot
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    meninlove said
    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    *jaw drops* You really think left leaning people would admire a communist dictator? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    ...omg.




    Isn't the left enthralled with Mao, Gorbachev, Castro, and Chavez?


    Oh my, where have you been? Some on the far far left do. The majority certainly do not. What you're saying is like saying ALL Conservatives are bible thumping literalists. They most certainly aren't.
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    Jan 17, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    somersault said
    Kazachok saidWhat's a communist dictator?


    ummm Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Chiang Kai-shek, Kim Il Sung, Pol Pot

    Chiang Kai-shek?
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    Jan 17, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Blakes7 said
    meninlove said
    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    *jaw drops* You really think left leaning people would admire a communist dictator? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    ...omg.




    Isn't the left enthralled with Mao, Gorbachev, Castro, and Chavez?


    Oh my, where have you been? Some on the far far left do. The majority certainly do not. What you're saying is like saying ALL Conservatives are bible thumping literalists. They most certainly aren't.


    While you are certainly correct in saying that not all Leftists aspire to be like Putin or all the other ones, dictatorships are the end result of Leftism.

    It requires Centralisation and control of all resources and how to distribute them. This leads to a lot more power than those on the Right side of ideology would usually have.

    And as we all know, power corrupts. Or alternatively, the leader's stupidity hinders their progress. You see, if a Leftist doesn't rule with an Iron Fist, they fail, as we can see Australia's Labour Party DISMALLY failing at the last election. Obama will at the next election, as long as the American people bloody vote icon_razz.gif England's Labour Party doesn't have any support, especially next to UKIP.

    Leftist governments must be dictators, or they fail.
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:07 AM GMT
    They fail regardless. Because they eventually run out of other people's money.
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    Blakes7 saidThey fail regardless. Because they eventually run out of other people's money.


    How many times are you going to trot out that old Thatcher quote? As I recall, it was bankers running out of other people's money that caused the most recent financial disaster in your country (and in quite a few others).
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    PolitiNerd said
    While you are certainly correct in saying that not all Leftists aspire to be like Putin or all the other ones, dictatorships are the end result of Leftism.

    Nah, mostly rightists.
    Mussolini, Hitler, Tojo....
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    Jan 18, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    Putin is no communist, he pretty much a reactionary. If we want to talk about attachment to dictators, look up Augusto Pinochet and how conservatives think he was right to murder a democratically elected President to save Chile from murderous communism. Pinochet murdered thousands of citizens, but he privatized social security, so he was an savior in right-wing eyes.
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    Jan 18, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
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    PolitiNerd said
    While you are certainly correct in saying that not all Leftists aspire to be like Putin or all the other ones, dictatorships are the end result of Leftism.

    Nah, mostly rightists.
    Mussolini, Hitler, Tojo....


    Must be opposite day for you. They're all Leftists icon_razz.gif
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    PolitiNerd said," While you are certainly correct in saying that not all Leftists aspire to be like Putin or all the other ones, dictatorships are the end result of Leftism.

    It requires Centralisation and control of all resources and how to distribute them. This leads to a lot more power than those on the Right side of ideology would usually have.

    And as we all know, power corrupts. Or alternatively, the leader's stupidity hinders their progress. You see, if a Leftist doesn't rule with an Iron Fist, they fail, as we can see Australia's Labour Party DISMALLY failing at the last election. Obama will at the next election, as long as the American people bloody vote icon_razz.gif England's Labour Party doesn't have any support, especially next to UKIP.

    Leftist governments must be dictators, or they fail."

    Then you'll have to explain why that didn't happen in Canada and other countries where liberals were in power for considerable lengths of time, and our liberals are further left than Obama's gov't which is Conservative-Lite. icon_wink.gif
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    Blakes7 saidThey fail regardless. Because they eventually run out of other people's money.


    How many times are you going to trot out that old Thatcher quote? As I recall, it was bankers running out of other people's money that caused the most recent financial disaster in your country (and in quite a few others).


    Actually our govt ran out of the peoples money a long time ago. Now they just print it, and borrow trillions from other countries, to whom we will sooner or later owe BIG. I hope I don't live to see that.
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    Jan 18, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidPfft. Russia is an oligarchy, in good part due to Putin. And it's the elitist pieces of shit on the right who never seem to have a problem with oligarchs.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/opinion/russias-oligarchy-alive-and-well.html?_r=0

    Come on Blake...troll harder. icon_wink.gif


    Fuck you. The real elitists are the arrogant leftists like you, who think you know everything, and whoever doesn't follow gets smeared.
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    PolitiNerd said
    Aristoshark said
    PolitiNerd said
    While you are certainly correct in saying that not all Leftists aspire to be like Putin or all the other ones, dictatorships are the end result of Leftism.

    Nah, mostly rightists.
    Mussolini, Hitler, Tojo....


    Must be opposite day for you. They're all Leftists icon_razz.gif

    You must be taking drugs.
    No one on the planet thinks they're leftists except the uneducated and the truly stupid.
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    Jan 18, 2014 5:12 AM GMT
    The vile filth by posters on left wing sites makes your post look like it was written by Miss Manners. We've long ago agreed that there's idiots and evil on both sides, so the above post is pointless.
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    Well then, it's clear that freerepublic must be a lefty site, from the comments above. What do you say, Politinerd?
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    Well then, it's clear that freerepublic must be a lefty site, from the comments above. What do you say, Politinerd?

    Who cares what he says? He's an embarrassment to the Australian educational system.
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    Jan 18, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidThis must be some dilemma for those on the left. On one hand, here's powerful man full of homophobia. On the other hand, here's a communist dictator that the left would usually admire, support, and ENVY.


    ∆ In case you ever stop and wonder why everyone thinks you're an idiot....refer back to this post.
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    Typical leftist trick, try and convince the opponent that he's unpopular by smearing him, as if anyone cares about being popular. Reminds me of elementary school.