Elton John urges Ukraine to stop atta...

Elton John urges Ukraine to stop attacks on gays

There are 153 comments on the The Republic story from Jun 30, 2012, titled Elton John urges Ukraine to stop attacks on gays. In it, The Republic reports that:

Elton John used an AIDS charity concert in Kiev on Saturday to make an emotional appeal to Ukraine to stop what he called persecution of gays.

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FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Jun 30, 2012
HAIL UKRAINE ! The JEWEL of Europe !

:)
lolol

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Jun 30, 2012
what's he gonna do, hit em with his purse ?

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Jun 30, 2012
Wow!

Now THAT took cojones!

Yaaay, Sir Elton!
Jane

Houston, TX

#4 Jun 30, 2012
so excited so excited

LOL
Warrior Poet UGX

Odessa, Ukraine

#5 Jun 30, 2012
As he performed he was carried on FOUR channels in the Odessa Oblast. What a waste of air time. I am ashamed for the Ukrainian TV system. Let Sir Poofer go back to England where they love him. Ukraine does not need high profile perverts coming here and telling uthem how to live.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#6 Jul 1, 2012
The Ukraine is simply doing what it did during World War II after the Nazis invaded. Back then, they were all gung-ho for the Nazis' anti-jewish and anti-gay dogmas until they realized the Nazis viewed them the same way.

Even without Soviet communism, the Ukraine has always been a basket-case country where intolerance and discrimination were common, including against some of their own (e.g. Doukhobors).

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Jul 1, 2012
P_Smith wrote:
The Ukraine is simply doing what it did during World War II after the Nazis invaded. Back then, they were all gung-ho for the Nazis' anti-jewish and anti-gay dogmas until they realized the Nazis viewed them the same way.
Even without Soviet communism, the Ukraine has always been a basket-case country where intolerance and discrimination were common, including against some of their own (e.g. Doukhobors).
If teh Germans had been smart, and had Hitler not been such a racist and anti-Semite, he could have used teh Ukrainian people in his war against the Soviet Union. When the Germans first invaded the Soviet Union, they were looked upon as liberators from the monstrous Josef Stalin, who killed FAR MORE people than Hitler ever did.

If Hitler HAD used the Ukrainians in his war on teh Soviet Union, other Soviet republics may have revolted in 1941, rather than 1991, and the whole bloody mess could have been destroyed long ago.

At least the Soviet Union isnlong dead now and will never rise again. And the Russia seems to be in it's own slow-motion death spiral with it's constantly-decreasing population since teh late 80's.

The BIGGEST mistake that Yeltsin ever made, was appointing Putin as his prime minister. He's just a "Stalin-lite" and may wind up leading Russia even longer than the 29 years that Stalin lead teh Soviet Union. Pity the poor Russian people....:(

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Jul 1, 2012
Jane wrote:
so excited so excited
LOL
That was the Pointer Sisters.
Warrior Poet UGX

Odessa, Ukraine

#9 Jul 1, 2012
So What?

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Since: Sep 09

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#10 Jul 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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If teh Germans had been smart, and had Hitler not been such a racist and anti-Semite, he could have used teh Ukrainian people in his war against the Soviet Union. When the Germans first invaded the Soviet Union, they were looked upon as liberators from the monstrous Josef Stalin, who killed FAR MORE people than Hitler ever did.
If Hitler HAD used the Ukrainians in his war on teh Soviet Union, other Soviet republics may have revolted in 1941, rather than 1991, and the whole bloody mess could have been destroyed long ago.
At least the Soviet Union isnlong dead now and will never rise again. And the Russia seems to be in it's own slow-motion death spiral with it's constantly-decreasing population since teh late 80's.
The BIGGEST mistake that Yeltsin ever made, was appointing Putin as his prime minister. He's just a "Stalin-lite" and may wind up leading Russia even longer than the 29 years that Stalin lead teh Soviet Union. Pity the poor Russian people....:(
Putin who by Russian political standards is rather young is also very much the old school KGB mind set.

The political corruption there regardless of who runs what is staggering . Some say worse than the Miami Cuban politicians but that is hard to fathom lol.
Warrior Poet UGX

Odessa, Ukraine

#11 Jul 1, 2012
History teaches that the Russian court (government) ws always rife with corruption and intrigue. It was also quite xenophobic and paranoid. Its best defense was expansion of the empire. Why should we expect it to be any different now?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#12 Jul 1, 2012
P_Smith wrote:
The Ukraine is simply doing what it did during World War II after the Nazis invaded. Back then, they were all gung-ho for the Nazis' anti-jewish and anti-gay dogmas until they realized the Nazis viewed them the same way.
Even without Soviet communism, the Ukraine has always been a basket-case country where intolerance and discrimination were common, including against some of their own (e.g. Doukhobors).
They've been trained to intolerance and subservience (and kissing cartoons) for a millennium by ...

http://i39.tinypic.com/2i91ox3.jpg

whose current incarnation, in case anyone didn't know, has a complete monopoly of the tobacco import trade for the entire Russian Federation ... and a personal fortune of a little over 4 b-b-billion dollars (US).

When none of the above is sufficient, there is still vodka, which is controlled by a few of the other chekisty.

As with his predecessor, Alexy, gay people are "not good for a strong State"; i.e. convenient scapegoats used to redirect the frustrations of the proletariat.

Orthodoxy is based upon byzantine politics wherein "saint" Constantine co-opted the church to enhance State control.

The poor, poor Rus and Slavs haven't known the true air of freedom for a thousand years.

The tendency to deny to others the freedom they themselves can't even visualize is merely symptomatic.

The psalmist wrote "Sing to the Lord a NEW song" and all orthodoxy teaches and allows is the same old Imperial Court ceremony done over and over and over and over for centuries, and performed like some magical ritual where every motion is rigidly prescribed for efficacy.

The gospel writer instructs "When you pray, do not go on with many words as the heathen do, for your Father knows all that you need even before you ask. Instead, when you pray do it like this, "Daddy in heaven ...." But orthodoxy teaches ceremonies that go on for HOURS and HOURS with grand display and Imperial court regalia.

The gospel writer gives us, "My yoke is easy and my burden is light", but orthodoxy piles on rules and observances enough to break a camel's back.

The Romans did it, and still do, too.

Talk about "pyamid power" ! Even the patriach's kobluk looks like the pharoah's headdress!

The protestants do it, too, in their own ways.

What a f'd up system.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Jul 1, 2012
Warrior Poet UGX wrote:
History teaches that the Russian court (government) ws always rife with corruption and intrigue. It was also quite xenophobic and paranoid. Its best defense was expansion of the empire. Why should we expect it to be any different now?
After the destruction of the Soviet Union (someting I certainly never expected to see in my lifetime), I was very hopeful that Russia WOULD become a truly democratic and capitalist republic. But I lost all hope of that long ago after Putin became Prime Minister. It just seems that Russia is condemned by history and cannot escape it's past.:(

I had hoped that Russia and the U.S. would become best friends and good trading partners, but Putin is obviously determined to prevent that from ever occurring on his watch.

With the disdain he showed The Obamaniac at their last meeting, he could've been easily been mistaken for a Republican !

I lost all hope for Russia becomeing a "normal" country long ago, and I see no possibility of that happening in the foreseeable future. Pity the poor Russian people.:(

Their ONE SOLE HOPE I believe is in their demogaphics. Russia's population has beem shrinking for more than 2 decades. Maybe, if they'er smart, the will allow it to shrink to zero. Then maybe they can start all over again. Pity the poor Russian people.:(

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Jul 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
After the destruction of the Soviet Union (someting I certainly never expected to see in my lifetime), I was very hopeful that Russia WOULD become a truly democratic and capitalist republic. But I lost all hope of that long ago after Putin became Prime Minister. It just seems that Russia is condemned by history and cannot escape it's past.:(
I had hoped that Russia and the U.S. would become best friends and good trading partners, but Putin is obviously determined to prevent that from ever occurring on his watch.
With the disdain he showed The Obamaniac at their last meeting, he could've been easily been mistaken for a Republican !
I lost all hope for Russia becomeing a "normal" country long ago, and I see no possibility of that happening in the foreseeable future. Pity the poor Russian people.:(
Their ONE SOLE HOPE I believe is in their demogaphics. Russia's population has beem shrinking for more than 2 decades. Maybe, if they'er smart, the will allow it to shrink to zero. Then maybe they can start all over again. Pity the poor Russian people.:(
If they EVER want to see a turn around in their existence, they must give up and forever renounce idolatry ... and vodka.

Then, in Yeshua's name, learn to actually LOVE each other.

The US would do well to hear that, too.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Jul 1, 2012
snyper wrote:
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If they EVER want to see a turn around in their existence, they must give up and forever renounce idolatry ... and vodka.
Then, in Yeshua's name, learn to actually LOVE each other.
The US would do well to hear that, too.
Give up vodka ? YES !

Give up beer ? NEVER !

:)
Warrior Poet UGX

Odessa, Ukraine

#17 Jul 1, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
After the destruction of the Soviet Union (someting I certainly never expected to see in my lifetime), I was very hopeful that Russia WOULD become a truly democratic and capitalist republic. But I lost all hope of that long ago after Putin became Prime Minister. It just seems that Russia is condemned by history and cannot escape it's past.:(
I had hoped that Russia and the U.S. would become best friends and good trading partners, but Putin is obviously determined to prevent that from ever occurring on his watch.
With the disdain he showed The Obamaniac at their last meeting, he could've been easily been mistaken for a Republican !
I lost all hope for Russia becomeing a "normal" country long ago, and I see no possibility of that happening in the foreseeable future. Pity the poor Russian people.:(
Their ONE SOLE HOPE I believe is in their demogaphics. Russia's population has beem shrinking for more than 2 decades. Maybe, if they'er smart, the will allow it to shrink to zero. Then maybe they can start all over again. Pity the poor Russian people.:(
It's rather hard for anyone other than a dyed-in-the-wool Dummycrat to show anything BUT disdain for Obozo.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#18 Jul 1, 2012
Warrior Poet UGX wrote:
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It's rather hard for anyone other than a dyed-in-the-wool Dummycrat to show anything BUT disdain for Obozo.
My grandparents moved heaven and earth to get out of that Shiite hole of Kiev in 1906, thank the GODDESS!

I actually worked with a smart Ukranian who was savy enough to leave Kiev about 20 years ago. I asked him what the area around my grandparents' home was like and if I should ever visit. His response..."you would not like it! It is ugly and grim. Stay away, for you would be disappointed." He says he NEVER wants to return. That's all I need to know.

“goodbye topix”

Since: Jun 12

Im not here

#19 Jul 1, 2012
Yeh beating up anybody is wrong, but some old queen is not gonna help people be tolerant. If they'd watched the Tv programes about him with his hissy fitting, it was even called tantrums and tiaras, they'd want to beat him up! Having said that I guess his fans now won't beat gays up, like they would've anyhow, not. He'd better just stick to the music.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Jul 1, 2012
Warrior Poet UGX wrote:
<quoted text>
It's rather hard for anyone other than a dyed-in-the-wool Dummycrat to show anything BUT disdain for Obozo.
Did you see the disdain that Putin treated The Obamaniac with ? Why, he looked JUST LIKE a Republican !

:)
Ivan

Calgary, Canada

#21 Jul 1, 2012
Wel I think Ukraine is a very religious country and I think that a lot of people think that these parades is a promotion or advertisement I of certain kind of activities. I think that parades are not an answer, education is ,.... will lead to a better understanding

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