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Re: Russia

Postby Bruce » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:27 am

Not everything that comes out of Georgia is country music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sj_U6vObUA
I always preferred the Jewish version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQwWaWFjd0Y
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:45 am

Bruce wrote:Not everything that comes out of Georgia is country music.
OK, so some Russian music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiiL-vu956A

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Re: Russia

Postby Bruce » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:12 am

Very nice. 8)
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:26 am

But how about some Georgian chicks after the greasy blues beards, hu?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbsQJBxICN0

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:10 am

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Nat Geo wrote:VISSARION

also known as The Christ of Siberia

In an off-the-grid Russian village called Obitel Rassveta (“abode of dawn”), Vissarion sits in the living room of a disciple. Born Sergei Torop, he had a revelation around the time the Soviet Union collapsed that he was Jesus Christ reborn. Founder of the Church of the Last Testament, he now has at least 5,000 followers; many of them live with him in several utopian eco-villages in the Siberian woods. They’ve built their own schools, churches, and society. Vissarion’s proclamations have been published in 16 tomes titled The Last Testament.

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More: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/08/new-messiahs-jesus-christ-second-coming-photos/?sf109383706=1&utm_campaign=Content&utm_content=link_fbp20170826ngm-messiahs2&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:59 am

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A true rebel. :)

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:39 am

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Tea time. :)

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:26 am

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Re: Russia

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:28 am

I can't make out the last letter.
pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:49 am

Grammatron wrote:I can't make out the last letter.
It's glagolitic.

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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 pm

Russian Athletes Withdraw From Competition When Drug Testers Arrive

More than 30 Russian athletes participating in Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend abruptly withdrew from competition when drug testers arrived at the event.

According to the Russian sports website Championat, as many as 36 athletes cited various illnesses for withdrawing from the competition at the city of Irkutsk.

Last month, Russian athletes were banned from competing under their nation's flag in the Winter Olympics that begin next month following allegations of a state-sponsored doping scheme involving athletes at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

In 2016, one Russian athlete tried to bribe a drug tester and another ran out of the stadium during her own race to avoid being tested, the World Anti-Doping Agency says.
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/18/578803048/russian-athletes-withdraw-from-competition-when-drug-testers-arrive

Maintaining venerable traditions… :mrgreen:

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Re: Russia

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 pm

After watching Icarus I am surprised Russia is allowed in sports period.
pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Russia

Postby gnome » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Grammatron wrote:After watching Icarus I am surprised Russia is allowed in sports period.


I'd say "You tell them." But you might.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Russia

Postby Witness » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:02 am

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