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South Ossetia, a tiny shithole in Georgia (pop 70K) ...

Let 'em join North Ossetia (pop 500K Ossetians, 300K others) as part of Russia
- 6 (30%)
Force them to stay in Georgia (and Bush just might help)
- 3 (15%)
Make South Ossetia sovereign (current GDP $15 mil, world's smallest)
- 7 (35%)
Free Ossetia?  Isn't that where Stalin is from??  LOLZ
- 3 (15%)
I buun drivin' I-285 fo days, I dun't seen no Assetias!
- 1 (5%)

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bakerbaker

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2008, 08:20:56 PM »

Fox News: 12 Year Old Girl Tells the Truth about Georgia

he was about to say "that's certainly what Russia would want you to think.." --wasn't he?


sweet graphic, btw.

EDIT:  i was hoping she was just going to remain completley silent when he told her she had 30 seconds to speak...must have been the time lapse.
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Alex Libman

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2008, 11:17:45 PM »

Can't believe I missed this RidleyReport:

[youtube=425,350]sEgDPoZsUn8[/youtube]


Oh, and for those who missed it...  Here's Gorby!

[youtube=425,350]nSd_FNhZEZs[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]mZNjKMS6onc[/youtube]

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Russell Griswold

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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2008, 12:59:08 PM »

Whoa, Gorbachev looks really old!  :shock:
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Alex Libman 14

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2009, 03:37:59 AM »

So they had themselves a lil democratic election...

Needless to say, the "free world" is much pissed!  :roll:
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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2009, 05:03:27 AM »

So they had themselves a lil democratic election...

Needless to say, the "free world" is much pissed!  :roll:

Wow what an awesome list of parties:

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The following parties participated in the election:[18]
Unity Party
Communist Party of South Ossetia
People's Party of South Ossetia (pro-Kokoity)
Fatherland Socialist Party

The Unity Party is the ruling party in the current parliament.[14] According to Reuters, Unity, Communists, and the pro-Kokoity People's party support the current President Eduard Kokoity, while the Fatherland Socialist party opposes him.[6] Two opposition parties were barred from running, the ruling Unity suspecting they would not be sufficiently loyal to the ruling president Kokoity. Specifically, Unity has been expressing concerns that if the opposition parties were allowed in the Parliament, they might try to block a constitutional amendment removing presidential term limits, thus not permitting Kokoity to run for a third presidential term. Somewhat confusingly, one of the barred opposition parties also used to be named "People's Party" but was preëmpted by appearance of a pro-Kokoity block registering themselves under this name.
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Alex Libman 14

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2009, 08:34:49 AM »

Secession aside, that's not much different than most countries...

Of course who cares what people think.  Elections are only valid when they're in our favor...
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Luke Smith

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2009, 06:50:23 AM »

Here's more food for thought:

NATO's yearly military expenditures: $850 billion.  Russia's: $45 billion (3% of world's share).  As percent of GDP:  Russia is 4.58% (about same as USA), Georgia is 15.90% - that's a mind-bending figure given that Russia's per-capita GDP is 3x higher!  Georgia's listed defense chunk of the budget is second only to North Korea!  And in reality it's much higher, since they're buying some stuff at deep discount and that data is a year old - it went up by like 30x over the past few years!

According to the 2008 Forbes tax misery index:  If I make a million euros in Russia, I get to keep 870,000 - and that's with a lot of people to raise from poverty.  If I make the same million Euros in Denmark, I keep 381,400.  So.... who are the blood-sucking commies again?   :?

It's the funniest thing, isn't it. Russia moving towards capitalism and the West moving towards communism. But it used to be even worse, believe it or not. In this country there used to be 70% and 90% income tax brackets, but Reagan got rid of them I believe.
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Alex Libman 14

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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2009, 12:17:37 PM »

Yeah, and as a recent episode of FTL had reminded me - the Denmark numbers you've quoted don't even include the VAT...

If you don't care about political speech, Russia is a pretty good place to live.  Taxes as low as Singapore, but the drug laws are less crazy, the climate is cooler (if you don't like it being so hot and humid you can't breathe), land is waaaay cheaper, and the women are hotter too!  ;)

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AL the Inconspicuous

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« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2010, 11:41:57 PM »

This thread was started during the Summer Olympics two years ago, when NATO-backed Georgia used the international distraction to violently crush freedom in a region desiring secession.

Today, during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, an event happened that was so mind-blowing I still can't believe it's not a hoax.  The Russia-Georgia rivalry was playing itself out in a luge race, and...  Wow!

[youtube=425,350]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/H5lAS7H6tkg&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/H5lAS7H6tkg&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]


(EDIT: above video ordered taken down by the Olympics Nazis...)
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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2010, 01:26:39 AM »

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AL the Inconspicuous

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« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2010, 10:47:07 PM »

Looks like Hollywood is making a propaganda film to solidify their lies about NATO's crackdown on Ossetian self-determination...

If something that happened right before our eyes can be lied about so drastically, that goes a long way to legitimize all other historical revisionism on all subjects...

All of history can be nothing but a steaming pile of shit...

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« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2010, 10:11:39 AM »

Looks like Hollywood is making a propaganda film to solidify their lies about NATO's crackdown on Ossetian self-determination...

If something that happened right before our eyes can be lied about so drastically, that goes a long way to legitimize all other historical revisionism on all subjects...

All of history can be nothing but a steaming pile of shit...

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I think you're the revisionist.
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AL the Inconspicuous

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« Reply #42 on: February 23, 2010, 07:05:10 PM »

You're a proven deranged ethnocentric fanatic.  Who cares what you think.

I too want to support the slightly more economically free Georgia over Russia, but that doesn't mean tolerating NATO violence, oppression, and deceit!  Truth is my highest value!  Let justice be done though the heavens fall!  You get the idea.  Or maybe you don't...

So then, which part of "Ossetians overwhelmingly want secession from Georgia" still escapes your petty little brain?
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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2010, 07:09:33 PM »

I don't think you're looking at all of the intricacies of Georgian politics.  I'm not going to pretend I know them all, but I would not be surprised if this "secessionist movement" you're talking about turns out to be nothing more than Russian imperialism.
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Alex Libman

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Re: Free Ossetia?
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2010, 01:28:24 AM »

Fox News prominently links to this propaganda piece:

Georgia Shines 2 Years After Russians Rolled In

I guess the government-controlled Western press is still utterly incapable of mentioning how this conflict got started, or the fact that the break-away regions near-unanimously (~95%) prefer leaving Georgia and would rather be a part of Russia, agree with them or not.  Sure, Russia is still Russia while Georgia could be the next Estonia, but I just cannot stand the lies and spin no matter which side of the iron curtain they're coming from!
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