Putin warns of higher export duties on grain

Oct 25, 2011 Full story: SanLuisObispo.com 18

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, drives a combine harvester through a field of corn while visiting a farm near Stavropol, about 1,200 kilometers south of Moscow, Tuesday, Oct.

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Small Town America UGX

Absecon, NJ

#1 Oct 25, 2011
Hahaha !!! Now Vladimir is a first class super farmer now. Hahahaha

“What goes around comes around”

Since: Feb 11

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

#2 Oct 25, 2011
Good move. Despite the evidently PR pre-election tricks like riding the combine harvester it is very wise to let farmers ( who are mostly poor after devastating "reforms" in the 90-s ) to have their share of income. I only hope that these farmers won't be left alone to deal with mediator companies , which are eager to eat up all the profits and to leave the farmers still poor. Putin has to make sure money really come to farmers.
JimBob

Kitchener, Canada

#3 Oct 25, 2011
Putin warns of higher export duties on grain.
Sounds like a done deal what is the Russian parliament for to shine his shoes whenever Saint Putin shows up?
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#4 Oct 25, 2011
JimBob wrote:
Putin warns of higher export duties on grain.
Sounds like a done deal what is the Russian parliament for to shine his shoes whenever Saint Putin shows up?
and in Canada the parlament take decigions against the will of the party that command a majority there?- interesting democracy, hehe...Oh, but you have halph of youir p[arlament non-elected members - peers or how do you call them?- can they reverse voting?
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#5 Oct 25, 2011
wikipedia: The Parliament of Canada (French: Parlement du Canada) is the federal legislative branch of Canada, seated at Parliament Hill in the national capital, Ottawa. Formally, the body consists of the Canadian monarch—represented by her governor general—the Senate, and the House of Commons, each element having its own officers and organization. The governor general summons and appoints each of the 105 members of the upper house on the advice of the Prime Minister of Canada, while the 308 members of the lower house are directly elected by eligible voters in the Canadian populace, with each Member of Parliament representing a single electoral district.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#6 Oct 25, 2011
(Canadian Parlament)wiki: " Although the approval of both houses is necessary for legislation, the Senate rarely rejects bills passed by the directly elected Commons."

so it means that sometimes Senate (not elected by the people) do reject the bill adopted by elected representatives of the people?.....and you dare to lecture us about democracy after that, JimBob?
JimBob

Kitchener, Canada

#7 Oct 25, 2011
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>and in Canada the parlament take decigions against the will of the party that command a majority there?- interesting democracy, hehe...Oh, but you have halph of youir p[arlament non-elected members - peers or how do you call them?- can they reverse voting?
Did i hear billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attacked the Kremlin and called the country’s party system a ‘sham.’
Now the politician who appeared so often on TV, has suddenly disappeared from the screen.
Got to love that state media control.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#8 Oct 26, 2011
JimBob wrote:
<quoted text>
Did i hear billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov attacked the Kremlin and called the country’s party system a ‘sham.’
Now the politician who appeared so often on TV, has suddenly disappeared from the screen.
Got to love that state media control.
but may we ask you to adress the above posts on Canadian unelected Senate that can turn down any decigion taken by elected (by canadian people) MPs ?
Latvietis

Toronto, Canada

#9 Oct 26, 2011
hmmmm wrote:
(Canadian Parlament)wiki: " Although the approval of both houses is necessary for legislation, the Senate rarely rejects bills passed by the directly elected Commons."
so it means that sometimes Senate (not elected by the people) do reject the bill adopted by elected representatives of the people?.....and you dare to lecture us about democracy after that, JimBob?
Canada's Senate can only delay a bill by rejecting it twice, if Parliament passes the bill a third time the Senate can not object further. The Senate is meant to be a voice of reason and a brake on Parliament's excesses. In any case, Senate reform is long overdue, and Canada's Governor General position should be abolished. Canada's system is modeled on Britain's - it requires an overhaul, but it is democratic.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#10 Oct 26, 2011
Latvietis wrote:
<quoted text>Canada's Senate can only delay a bill by rejecting it twice, if Parliament passes the bill a third time the Senate can not object further. The Senate is meant to be a voice of reason and a brake on Parliament's excesses. In any case, Senate reform is long overdue, and Canada's Governor General position should be abolished. Canada's system is modeled on Britain's - it requires an overhaul, but it is democratic.
here is what i googled: "The Senate can approve, reject, or amend any bill brought before it (the Senate can even reject money bills, or entire budgets passed by the House of Commons). The Government of Canada is only accountable to the House of Commons; though a money bill defeat or motion of censure passed by the Senate would be an embarassment, it would need force the resignation of the Government or a general election.
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#11 Oct 26, 2011
also this one: "In 1986, for example, the Liberal-controlled Senate attempted to reject Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's controversial new Goods and Service Tax. The Liberal senators filibustered and squabbled, and had big noisy temper tantrums, but Mr. Mulroney evoked an emergency clause in the constitution and appointed eight new Senators to swing the control of Canada's upper house back into the control of his party. "

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so looks like the Senate can object, not only delay - othervise why did Malroney had to nominate 8 friends to the Senate in emergency mode ("emergency democracy" - may we call a Canadian democracy this way?)
abc

United States

#12 Oct 26, 2011
Small Town America UGX wrote:
Hahaha !!! Now Vladimir is a first class super farmer now. Hahahaha
Can you believe it?
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#13 Oct 26, 2011
also, Latvietis, comment the following article that contradict to your statement:

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Senate kills climate change bill

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Canadian Press

Senators have voted down an opposition bill to tackle climate change with just days to go before another round of United Nations talks in Mexico.

NDP Leader Jack Layton, whose party introduced the bill, says it’s “outrageous” an unelected Senate can kill what he says is important legislation.

The bill — the Climate Change Accountability Act — has spent the last year or so bouncing between the full House of Commons and its environment committee. The vote was late Tuesday.

The legislation calls for greenhouse gases to be cut 25 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.

That’s more stringent than the Harper government’s goal of a 17 per cent emissions cut from 2005 levels by 2020, which is in line with the Obama administration’s targets in the United States.

Delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet in the resort town of Cancun later this month and try to broker an international climate-change deal.
Small Town America UGX

Pleasantville, NJ

#14 Oct 26, 2011
abc wrote:
<quoted text>Can you believe it?
What is even more funny, is that many Russians believe it too. Now, that is the gullibility that Saint Putin takes advantage of, and keeps building up his fake Superman image while the fools keep eating it up as being real. haha.
JimBob

Kitchener, Canada

#15 Oct 27, 2011
Small Town America UGX wrote:
<quoted text>
What is even more funny, is that many Russians believe it too. Now, that is the gullibility that Saint Putin takes advantage of, and keeps building up his fake Superman image while the fools keep eating it up as being real. haha.
Batman and Robin staring super heroes Putin and Medvedev.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cainandtoddbenso...

http://boingboing.net/2010/11/28/cables-round...
Ivan

Russia

#16 Oct 27, 2011
you are just have jealous of us because you do not have such a strong leader like Putin. First, you have been mentally-ill, George Bush, now you have Obama, and he is better, then Bush, but not strong enough as a leader.
Dan

Tyumen, Russia

#17 Oct 27, 2011
Ivan wrote:
you are just have jealous of us because you do not have such a strong leader like Putin. First, you have been mentally-ill, George Bush, now you have Obama, and he is better, then Bush, but not strong enough as a leader.
Gosh, my eyes are bleeding
Small Town America UGX

Mays Landing, NJ

#20 Oct 27, 2011
Ivan wrote:
you are just have jealous of us because you do not have such a strong leader like Putin. First, you have been mentally-ill, George Bush, now you have Obama, and he is better, then Bush, but not strong enough as a leader.
Haha. Yes, and Kim ll Jong is a strong leader as well. His slaves just love him. But he is shorter than putin. Has it ever been determined if putin wears padded shoes?

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