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  •  Germany and Poland on the same side?! (1+ / 0-)
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    Who'd have thunk it!

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 03:22:32 PM PDT

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    •  Diversity Counseling by Vladimir Putin (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, marina

      It should be remembered that Ukraine seems to think of itself as the successor nation to Cossack lands.  

      Poland and Ukraine:  Poland has been out front calling for the defense of Ukraine -- seventy years ago a series of mutual ethnic cleansings wracked Galicia (the region between Krakow and Lviv) driving Poles out of Lviv and Ukrainians into Poland's northwest to get absorbed by Poles.  

      Cossacks and Jews:  Israel took in Ukrainians injured during the Maidan struggles, Praviy Sector joined the Chief Rabbi in Odessa in painting over anti-Semitic graffiti.  Igor Kolomoiskiy, who's Jewish and owns Privatbank, has become a sort of national hero by offering $10,000 rewards for little green men and $1,000 for weapons...

      Among increasingly cynical Ukrainians, the one-man rewards program quickly generated parodies on YouTube along the lines of “Surrender a separatist! The way to grow rich quickly!” A man asks, “Dear, have you fed the children? And the captives?” Someone else claims, “My daughter and I took four Kalashnikovs and now we’re going to a beach resort!” Another: “My father caught two separatists and now I have a new tablet computer!” Or, “Only to the end of this month: deposit a separatist and get up to 12 percent interest.” Ukrainian Facebook is full of pictures showing Russian soldiers with price tags. “What do you see here?” a girls asks as she points at one picture of a commando. “Personally, I see a studio.”
      Bounty hunt for little green men

      Orthodox and Muslims:  when the Moscow Patriarchate started "auditing" religious building owned by the Kiev Patriarchate in Crimea, Muslims offered their mosques as places of worship.  

      "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

      by Yamaneko2 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 04:38:31 PM PDT

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