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  •  Hello. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm dharmasyd.  I can see good things and bad things about myself.  I can see good things and bad things about Putin.  I can see good things and bad things about Obama & U.S. foreign policy.  I can see good things and bad things about Netanyahu and Zionism as far back as we want to go.

    My point is: We need to see the good and bad in all of us.  For example, I find it sad to see the Jews who were so brutalized by Hitler, treat the people in Jenin as they were treated in the Warsaw ghetto --- to name just 2 small (?) instances.

    "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

    by dharmasyd on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 12:02:35 AM PDT

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    •  let's go (1+ / 0-)
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      to the good things about putin that you see
      :)

      •  deb... (1+ / 0-)
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        I will respond, but today has been horrendously filledl  So please forgive me and keep looking for my response.  TY!

        "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

        by dharmasyd on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 09:17:47 PM PDT

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          •  It's all so amazing... (0+ / 0-)

            Thanks for this.  I'll be back!

            "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

            by dharmasyd on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 12:02:30 AM PDT

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          •  I read your Shekhovtsov blog... (0+ / 0-)

            ...Suggestion.  Frankly, I don't know what I think of him other than that he seems a bit wild!  I did find this in Metapedia:

            Anton Shekhovtsov

            Anton Shekhovtsov is a communist political activist, who presents himself as an academic and "expert" on fascism, nationalism, traditionalism and other such movements. He is known to be a Red Holocaust denier, specifically in relation to the Holodomor crimes against the Ukrainian people, carried out under Lazar Kaganovich and has agitated against cultural groups trying to preserve their memory.[1] Despite this he himself claims to be Ukrainian from Sevastopol, Crimea, whether he is from a Khazar background or not is unclear.

            I do read the blog he speaks of very negatively, Global Research in Canada, and I like their perspective on many things.  I have a good friend who writes for the, Peter Dale Scott.  

            But mainly, I must tell you that I am unable to do the kind of research I think would be required to keep up with you and your ideas.  I'm 81, have emphysema, am on an electrically powered nebulizer 4 Xs a day, and on oxygen.

            Our management at the HUD subsidized Section 8 apartment where I live, is being very abusive.  I think they might try to evict me because I refuse to do what they want all of us to do -- a serious malfeasance of justice.  So I need to tend to my own problems right now ---  Because I just can't keep up time-wise.

            So, I'll trade off one article in exh=change for the Shekhovtsov piece.  You asked what I saw to be positive about Putin, I will let Paul Craig Roberts speak for me.  Roberts was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in Ronald Reagan's Administration.  But he has changed a lot since then.  I call him a "recovering republican."

            Here's "Putin Speaks"  

            But I really can't judge, and my time is too consumed right now to be able to devote a lot of time to research someone I've never even heard of.  I'm 81, have emhysema, am on oxygen and an electrically powered nebulizer 4 Xs a day.  

            Best wishes,

            dharmasyd

            "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

            by dharmasyd on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 10:32:30 PM PDT

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            •  no worries (1+ / 0-)
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              I wish you best. Those problems are more important as they are local to you - I wish I knew a housing lawyer who can help you...

              The maidan people's problems are also local, in fact. This is what's frustrating.

              Good luck!

              •  Thanks so much! (0+ / 0-)

                I do have a pro bono attorney lined up, but I have to have eviction papers in hand before he can work with me.  but he has heard my story.

                Also, I think you might like a video I found a month back called "Klezmer in Kiev."  If you can't find it, I'll look it up when I return...I'm out the door!

                "The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." Hannah Arendt

                by dharmasyd on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:51:10 PM PDT

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