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28 Responses to Pussy Riot Show Russia`s Freedom Of Speech Limits

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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:10 am
    Link: Pussy Riot Show Russia`s Freedom Of Speech Limits - I`m sure we all like to see Russians take a beating at Sochi, but not like this
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:30 am
    Putin can parade around shirtless all he wants, but the truth is that Russia is a backward sheethole run by jackbooted thugs.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:35 am
    There is a point where making a statement in a controversial way becomes provoking.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am
    They were singing. Just singing.

    If you consider that an act of provocation, I`m sure the Jackboot Brigades would love to have you sign up.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:53 am
    I have no sympathy for Pussy Riot, what a lame symbol of the free speech movement in russia.

    They had a public orgy once, fyi. That`s part of the reason authorities don`t like them. Of course, CNN would never mention that.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:57 am
    Only in America...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Apparently I don`t understand what a "pussy riot" is because I totally expected something different.

    Is it something to do with mixing primary colors and bad fashion?
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:04 am
    Aww, did they offend your widdle sensibiwitties, Andrew?

    Leave it to a babble-thumper to gets his jollies watching women being whipped by cops. `Cause they SINNED once, doncha know.
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    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:15 am
    @BoredFrank: I didn`t hear any singing. This is strictly "performance art" with the sole aim of attracting police attention. They may edit the video later to add actual music but there was nothing remotely musical happening here.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:24 am
    I stand corrected, then.

    I still believe beating down artists is a dick move.
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    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:31 am
    As much as I dislike seeing defenseless women being beaten, we need to keep in mind that violence is the sole intent of any Pussy Riot performance. If they don`t get this exact response they view the "performance" as a failure. Just keep that in mind.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3362 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:33 am
    Russia has it right! Let`s just beat anyone we don`t agree with into submission! /sarcasm

    Pussy Riot has balls. I don`t always agree with how they do it but at least they are trying to change their country. unfortunately probably not going to change Russia in the long run. Hatred runs deep as does the old KGB`s hold on that government.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3362 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:36 am
    We put up with Westboro, anti government, the KKK, ETC. We STILL put up with it. There`s nothing wrong with an informed public....
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:49 am
    Its the cossacks that do this. Those drating inbred slavs think they are a law unto themselves.
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    srximus Male 30-39
    168 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 9:51 am
    Don`t compare two different things. NOTHING would be tolerated in the Olympics in the USA.

    Imagine Westboro or KKK och ETC in the Olympic Village? Of course not. It is not freedom of speach when you perform inside of Olympic Village in order to spread your political views. The Olympic Charter forbids this behaviour.
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    caper454 Female 70 & Over
    511 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 10:50 am
    The violent police response was/is Pussy Riot`s singular aim. It`s all left wing theatre designed to get the bleeding hearts in the west to say "Oh my God, look at how oppressive Putin`s Russia is!" These women aren`t quite the victims they want you to view them as. It`s all calculated and political. Pussy Riot is a musical group in as much as they say that that`s what they are; they`re just thinly veiled political tools.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2197 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 10:50 am
    Blah, blah, blah. All you Euroweenies must have missed the part where the goose-steppers waded in and started whacking chicks with whips.

    Ya`ll really are suckers for punishment, aren`t you?
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    toeachhisown Male 50-59
    418 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 11:00 am
    "There is a point where making a statement in a controversial way becomes provoking."

    ARE YOU dratING KIDDING ME!!!!
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    toeachhisown Male 50-59
    418 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 11:07 am
    Don`t compare two different things. NOTHING would be tolerated in the Olympics in the USA.

    "Imagine Westboro or KKK och ETC in the Olympic Village? Of course not. It is not freedom of speach when you perform inside of Olympic Village in order to spread your political views. The Olympic Charter forbids this behaviour."

    I agree. The difference is that in the USA, protest groups would simply not be allowed admission to certain areas. The protest would take place across the street and I seriously doubt they would be attacked by the police that way.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Pussy Riot itself consists primarily of tools, yes.

    The situation in Russia and Ukraine just prove how lame the EU is. What can they do? Nothing. A strongly worded letter can be issued, perhaps.

    Remember the last time there was genocide on the European continent, in the 90s? What did they do? Nothing, they had to wait for us to "lead". And then they complain when we do. I can`t keep track of which genocides they want to prevent, and which are admissible.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4710 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    HAHAHAHHAAAA!!!!!!!
    F*ck*ng Hilarious! That was Effin great!

    Where`s stormith? Shouldn`t she be here spreading her "men are evil" nonsense?

    Someone needs to tell us that women deserve equal treatment...except for the times when that includes an a$$ kicking from the cops.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    I`m not saying these government goons are right to be beating on them. What I am saying is these `pussy riot` folks have a very stupid way of attracting attention and WANT to be beaten on.

    Hence, provocation.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    Thoughts: 1. Actually, this is very mild compared to historical Russia., 2. Pussy Riot includes a guy? Is he a cat person? 3. Is their name actually "Pussy Riot" instead of the Russian words? If so, how does that make any sense? 4. Does "pussy" really have the double meaning in Russian as it does in English? If not, and their name is in Russian is it "vagina" riot or "cat" riot in that language?

    Incidentally, so you don`t think I`m a dope, every one of those thoughts were tongue in cheek.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    February 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    I am sure it was the intent to get beat up.

    If I were the evil cops, I`d just focus all the abuse on the smallest one. If you give them all a beating, there is no collective guilt that the little one lost her teeth and the others didn`t get a scratch.
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1307 posts
    February 21, 2014 at 1:24 am
    Look up `cruel` in an illustrated dictionary, and you`ll see a picture of a Human :(
    But even for humans, this is effing shameful!
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    713 posts
    February 21, 2014 at 2:03 am
    The pathetic posturing and withering criticism from the supporters of left wing ideologues about the heavy handedness of the cossacks is the epitome of hypocrisy.

    In the lands they inhabit all cultures must be respected and allowed to practice whatever they wish, regardless of sensitivities of the native culture. however, when witnessing a foreign culture that is deeply conservative reacting to what they feel is a hugely insulting `performance` their culture is insulted and demeaned; `how dare they not believe what i believe in and how dare they not have `tolerance``.

    The reaction of the cossacks was, to my view, extremely aggressive and over the top. Nevertheless, pussy riot saw it as a risk worth taking for their immature and self publicising `protest`.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    February 21, 2014 at 7:32 am
    The situation in Russia and Ukraine just prove how lame the EU is. What can they do? Nothing. A strongly worded letter can be issued, perhaps.

    Remember the last time there was genocide on the European continent, in the 90s? What did they do? Nothing, they had to wait for us to "lead". And then they complain when we do. I can`t keep track of which genocides they want to prevent, and which are admissible.

    Nailed Europeans down with that right there all they want to do is complain and that`s all they`re capable of.


    Blah, blah, blah. All you Euroweenies must have missed the part where the goose-steppers waded in and started whacking chicks with whips.

    EUROWEENIES!! EUROWEENIES!! Hmmph too PG esshhh what`s the term I`m looking for...hmmmm.....
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    February 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    So you are complaining that after thousands of years of killing and fighting, Europe now wants to resolve issues thru diplomacy? USA has NO idea how the world politics work, it`s pretty easy to sit between Mexico and Canada. Try sharing 1300km of your total 2600km border with Russia, see how easy it is.. Russia can take any single country on Europe 1 on 1.. FFS, they could possibly take us all within a week.

    Invading 3rd world countries for oil and launching drone strikes, that`s all that USA is interested. Definitely your export is not common sense.

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