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1,000 gay activists in Amsterdam in Russia protest

There are 5 comments on the WHBF-TV Rock Island story from Aug 25, 2013, titled 1,000 gay activists in Amsterdam in Russia protest. In it, WHBF-TV Rock Island reports that:

More than 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam's largest square Sunday, carrying signs, singing songs and chanting slogans to condemn the Russian government's homosexuality policies.

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#1 Aug 25, 2013
Russia is far less sensitive to world opinion than it was in the Soviet years.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Aug 26, 2013
If they want to do something significant they need to get their government to stop buying gas and oil from Russia. Otherwise their protests are for nought.

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#4 Aug 26, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
If they want to do something significant they need to get their government to stop buying gas and oil from Russia. Otherwise their protests are for nought.
In a few years even that won't matter. The major need for the exports is to cover pensions. The Russian economy is shifting to the point where that will be unnecessary.

The one thing that Russia needs nobody can give them ... a longer growing season.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Aug 27, 2013
snyper wrote:
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In a few years even that won't matter. The major need for the exports is to cover pensions. The Russian economy is shifting to the point where that will be unnecessary.
The one thing that Russia needs nobody can give them ... a longer growing season.
If their life expectancy drops more no will there will need pensions.

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#8 Aug 27, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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If their life expectancy drops more no will there will need pensions.
As they become more affluent, their birthrate has declined, but their life expectancy? I hadn't heard about that. It should be going up.

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