Russian Activist Beaten After City Ba...

Russian Activist Beaten After City Bans Gay Pride

There are 136 comments on the EDGE story from Mar 29, 2013, titled Russian Activist Beaten After City Bans Gay Pride. In it, EDGE reports that:

The organizer of a gay pride parade in a Russian city was beaten after the city's officials announced that the event was banned, Pink News reports.

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SWG

Since: Feb 10

Houston, Texas

#93 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I[ve travelled thru Wyoming several times and I lived in Laramie, Wyoming for awhile and fell in love with a guy for the first time there. We kept in touch for a long time after that. Even though it's over 30 years, I still think of him often.(And no, I did not like the movie, "Brokeback Mountain".)
LOL.....)))) Never saw the movie. Not my style or type of film...))) My Dad in his later years lived in a small town about 150 miles Salt Lake in WY. I remember diving up there for visits and would fly into Salt Lake and driving the rest of the way. Reminded me of the landscape of the moon!!)))) I did come to like it. Was peaceful and quiet. I like to hunt and had a great time doing it there. No cheesy shots from 100 yards. You had to REALLY hunt and really know how to shoot because of the distances. I do miss that. I remember being there the year he passed on in June and it snowed!!! I stood outside in amazement at it. Others there he lived looked and smiled at me but understood...)))) It is a different but unique place. Not for all but can be nice depending on what you are looking for.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#94 Mar 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Isolationism has never worked.
Worked very well for the first hundred years of the Republic and has worked very well for Switzerland for evn longer.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#95 Mar 31, 2013
SWG wrote:
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LOL.....)))) Never saw the movie. Not my style or type of film...))) My Dad in his later years lived in a small town about 150 miles Salt Lake in WY. I remember diving up there for visits and would fly into Salt Lake and driving the rest of the way. Reminded me of the landscape of the moon!!)))) I did come to like it. Was peaceful and quiet. I like to hunt and had a great time doing it there. No cheesy shots from 100 yards. You had to REALLY hunt and really know how to shoot because of the distances. I do miss that. I remember being there the year he passed on in June and it snowed!!! I stood outside in amazement at it. Others there he lived looked and smiled at me but understood...)))) It is a different but unique place. Not for all but can be nice depending on what you are looking for.
I thought it was beautiful. i loved Wyoming.

BUT.... I moved here to southern Arizona from New York to get away from teh cold weather and teh snow,(82 degrees here now.:)), so while I certainly would like to visit Wyoming again, I choose not to live there at this point in my life as teh weather here is usually beautiful. At least far more often than New York's weather. I live in teh desert, and rains here seldomly.

SWG

Since: Feb 10

Houston, Texas

#96 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I thought it was beautiful. i loved Wyoming.
BUT.... I moved here to southern Arizona from New York to get away from teh cold weather and teh snow,(82 degrees here now.:)), so while I certainly would like to visit Wyoming again, I choose not to live there at this point in my life as teh weather here is usually beautiful. At least far more often than New York's weather. I live in teh desert, and rains here seldomly.
Oh yes I know, not much rain and is also peaceful. Is different but the same. For many coming from the big city to a small town it is a huge adjustment. I would bet you live in a place that "IF" you wanted to, you could leave your doors unlocked and would be safe. I have a place in Texas that is in a small town that I spend a lot of time at that I can do the same. The people are friendly but it takes time for them to trust you. Sound familiar? Is natural. If you were in trouble, even if they didn't know you they would be there without question. Is the way things are...))) Not a bad thing.
The Iron Dictator

Podgorica, Montenegro

#97 Mar 31, 2013
Texas = future Mexico.

SWG

Since: Feb 10

Houston, Texas

#98 Mar 31, 2013
The Iron Dictator wrote:
Texas = future Mexico.
Good to see you are nothing more than part of the problem and not the solution. You, like many others only want to argue and get attention for yourself. Congratulations! You got your 2 minutes!!! Happy now? BTW, if that's what you think then you know even less about Texas and the US in general than I give you credit for.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#99 Mar 31, 2013
SWG wrote:
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Good to see you are nothing more than part of the problem and not the solution. You, like many others only want to argue and get attention for yourself. Congratulations! You got your 2 minutes!!! Happy now? BTW, if that's what you think then you know even less about Texas and the US in general than I give you credit for.
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Good to see you are nothing more than an idiot prick. Hehehehehe.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#101 Mar 31, 2013
uther pendragon wrote:
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Countries which are gay friendly have very low birth rates. Folks in more traditional societies still know how to get it up.
Obviously the reason for the general decline of western society.
Agreed?
Countries that are gay friendly are the ones that score highest in the UN's development index.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#102 Mar 31, 2013
lithuanianlover wrote:
Anybody who isn't russian don't bother writing on here they are not open to anybodys point of view there brainwashed feel sorry for them and move on with your lifes
Lithuania is just as anti-gay.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#103 Mar 31, 2013
californio wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, they tried that already once in Russia , did not seem to do any good.
Russia can pretty do anything they want as their economy is growing way faster under putin the the USA economy under Obama.
Russia economy is growing at 3.^% per year while last quarter the USA grew at .4 %
Vladmir Putin is one of the most popular leaders in the world while the USA is the divide its been since the Civil War under Obama.
Actually, the enforced "atheism" under communism did keep down religious and ethnic warfare. Ask anyone from the former Yugoslavia. The Bosnian, Croats and Serbs all got along under Tito then started slugging it out the minute he croaked. Same is true of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#104 Mar 31, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>How about Catherine the Great, a famous Russian leader, she f*cked horses. But, as long as they were MALE horses, then I guess it is OK with our favorite haters. I mean at least she did male horses and wasn't a lesbian she's OK in our haters' book!
The story about the horses was made up by some Poles who were pissed that she partitioned their country. But her sexual appetite was insatiable and lot of people believe she was bisexual. She was also very good at spotting art bargains, which is why the Hermitage has such a collection. On top of which, she was Russian only by adaptation, being thoroughly German by blood.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#105 Mar 31, 2013
SWG wrote:
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She was Prussian not German.
Prussians were Germans, unless you mean the original inhabitants during the early Middle Ages, who spoke a now-dead Baltic language related to Lithuanian. By Catherine's time, Prussia and Brandenburg were pretty much one country. Not all Germans were Prussian.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#106 Mar 31, 2013
SWG wrote:
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Oh yes I know, not much rain and is also peaceful. Is different but the same. For many coming from the big city to a small town it is a huge adjustment. I would bet you live in a place that "IF" you wanted to, you could leave your doors unlocked and would be safe. I have a place in Texas that is in a small town that I spend a lot of time at that I can do the same. The people are friendly but it takes time for them to trust you. Sound familiar? Is natural. If you were in trouble, even if they didn't know you they would be there without question. Is the way things are...))) Not a bad thing.
Recently, nearby here, by chance on my way home, I passed by a man's house that was on fire. The police nor fire department had arrived yet. I stopped in front of the house and called 911 and the 911 dispatcher said that they would send the fire department. The man was frantically trying to save as many of his belongings as he could, but the house was fully engulfed.

After 2 aditional conversations with the 911 dispatcher, I was told by he dispatcher that they were NOT sending the police nor fire department. I asked the 911 dispatcher what were they going to do about the fire. He told me that they wold let it burn to the ground. I was shocked ! I never heard of such a thing. and yes, they let it burn to the ground and NOBODY did a thing to help this poor man.

I found this incident to be shocking adn I couldn't understand how the gorvernmental authorites could allow a man's house to burn to the ground and not send anybody at all.

After about a dozen phone calls I discovered that in certain areas of Pinal County, and other areas in Arizona, if you live outside a city (I live in The City Of Coolidge), you must pay a private company called "Rural Metro" in advance for fire protection. If your house catches fire, and you haven't signed up with them, the goverments here just let your house burn down.

I'm from Long Island and nearly ALL 300+ fire departments on Long Island are volunteer departments, and they wold NEVER let this happen. They'll send 2 trucks even for a garbage can fire.

The whole concept of letting somone's house burn to the ground here and nobody lifting a finger to help this poor man is a totally alien concept to me.

SWG

Since: Feb 10

Houston, Texas

#107 Mar 31, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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Prussians were Germans, unless you mean the original inhabitants during the early Middle Ages, who spoke a now-dead Baltic language related to Lithuanian. By Catherine's time, Prussia and Brandenburg were pretty much one country. Not all Germans were Prussian.
During her time Germany was ruled by Prussia. To split hairs? Yes, she was German but in reality of the time she was Prussian. Not a big difference I know BUT if to speak correctly she was Prussian not German. She came from Prussian heritage not German. Just saying......
lithuanianlover

UK

#108 Mar 31, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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Lithuania is just as anti-gay.
I completly agree with you they are I'm english by the way my husband is lithuanian and its a major sticking point with us I'm talking about the forum in general no matter what its about if your oppinion doesn't match there's they start attacking you with racism its full of wierdos

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#109 Mar 31, 2013
SWG wrote:
<quoted text> During her time Germany was ruled by Prussia. To split hairs? Yes, she was German but in reality of the time she was Prussian. Not a big difference I know BUT if to speak correctly she was Prussian not German. She came from Prussian heritage not German. Just saying......
Yes, what today is teh Federal Repubic of Germany (Bundesrpublik Deutschland) were all separate kingdoms and principalites at that time. A unified country that we call Germany today, was not established until the mid-19th century under Bismarck. In 1871, after Prussia's defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) the German Empire was proclaimed in January 1871, with the king of Prussia, Wilhelm II, being proclaimed "Deutsches Kaiser" (German Emperor).

Although many people Americans think of the countries of Europe as being "old", the U.S. is actually older than many of them. The U.S. is one of the oldest federal constitutional republics in the world, and the U.S. Constitution IS the oldest written national constitution in the world still in effect.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#110 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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That's not what they said on Alcatraz.
That's why it's closed.

Wish I owned that island.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#111 Mar 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
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That's why it's closed.
Wish I owned that island.
That's not why it's closed. It was closed because it was too expensive to operate. And it wasn't even open all that long. It only operated for 29 years, not old by prison standards.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#112 Mar 31, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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That's not why it's closed. It was closed because it was too expensive to operate. And it wasn't even open all that long. It only operated for 29 years, not old by prison standards.
Expensive and a horrid escape rate. lol

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#113 Mar 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Expensive and a horrid escape rate. lol
There was never a single known successful escape from the U.S. penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in it's entire history.

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