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Postby Chumblywumbly » Tue May 18, 2010 6:10 am

Like: vodka.

Dislike: vodka.
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Postby Sibirsky » Tue May 18, 2010 6:15 am

Rolamec wrote:I dislike them because their Russian. ;)


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Postby Andaluciae » Tue May 18, 2010 6:15 am

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...well considering it took them a couple years to get the bomb, I think the answer is yes.


meh, certain generals have lobbied for the possible use of nuclear weapons throughout later wars...especially the Korean war. Good thing Russia by then had a bomb.


Not really, as by that point it would have been utterly irrelevant. Truman, having ordered the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had come to develop a pretty negative perception of the bomb as a weapon of war. Even if the Soviets had not had the bomb, it's virtually impossible for Truman to have used it, as by that point the Administration saw it as such a qualitative leap beyond conventional weapons, as to forbid its further use.

There are some pretty good discussions that occurred after the bombs fell, that came to several very interesting conclusions about the bomb, trying to sort out the moral implications of the device.
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Postby Andaluciae » Tue May 18, 2010 6:17 am

Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
Andaluciae wrote:The inexplicably goofy hats.

these ones?
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i like them.


Nah,those are downright sensible compared to some of the hats I've seen. I'm off on a google image search right now to find some.
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Postby Sibirsky » Tue May 18, 2010 6:21 am

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Tue May 18, 2010 6:23 am

Sibirsky wrote:Image

it looks like she rammed her hat on so hard half of it fell to her neck. :lol:

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Postby Andaluciae » Tue May 18, 2010 6:24 am

Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
Sibirsky wrote:Image

it looks like she rammed her hat on so hard half of it fell to her neck. :lol:

That would classify as one of the odder hats out there...
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Postby Tiesabre » Tue May 18, 2010 6:26 am

In Soviet Russia-shot-

No but seriously I love their ushankas.

A hat everyone in this thread loves, i also have one. STRAIGHT FROM THE MOTHERLAND!
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Postby Hydesland » Tue May 18, 2010 6:28 am

I like the interesting history, I dislike the corruption.

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Postby Andaluciae » Tue May 18, 2010 6:30 am

FreeAgency wrote:Shellfish eating used to be restricted to dens of sin such as Red Lobster and Long John Silvers, but now days I cannot even take my children to a public restaurant anymore (even the supposedly "family friendly ones") without risking their having to watch some deranged individual flaunting his sin...

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Postby Andaluciae » Tue May 18, 2010 6:37 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budenovka

And the Budenkova! So strange--too strange for words.
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:29 am

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What I like about Russia:
The women, not all obviously...
The language
The history
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:32 am

Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
Andaluciae wrote:The inexplicably goofy hats.

these ones?
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i like them.

I need to get myself one of those.
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:32 am

Andaluciae wrote:
Mad hatters in jeans wrote:
Sibirsky wrote:Image

it looks like she rammed her hat on so hard half of it fell to her neck. :lol:

That would classify as one of the odder hats out there...

There's a hat?
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Postby Peterbolton » Tue May 18, 2010 8:38 am

I like Russia because my all time favourite band (tATu) is from there and so is my ancestory. I also love their language and history.
I don't like the fact that they have a terrible and corrupt economy.
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Postby Teccor » Tue May 18, 2010 8:39 am

I like that they're becoming democratic, even if I have a bit of mistrust for them still.

I dislike their police, their leader, and and their boring, boring flag.
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:41 am

Peterbolton wrote:I like Russia because my all time favourite band (tATu) is from there.

All time favorite?
I get enjoying watching them, I even get enjoying listening to them... But all time favorite?
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Postby Birnadia » Tue May 18, 2010 8:43 am

Rolamec wrote:I like them because their Russian. ;)

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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:43 am

Teccor wrote:I like that they're becoming democratic, even if I have a bit of mistrust for them still.

I dislike their police, their leader, and and their boring, boring flag.

Their coat of arms is good...
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Postby United South-Africa » Tue May 18, 2010 8:43 am

Likes:
Vodka
Their Weapons
Their History

Dislikes:
Their current government
Their previous government
The one before that (I mean, seriously, have they ever been democratic?)

Edit: Their current flag is also quite boring, their previous (soviet) flag, while unoriginal, was at least not as boring.
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:46 am

United South-Africa wrote:Likes:
Vodka
Their Weapons
Their History

Dislikes:
Their current government
Their previous government
The one before that (I mean, seriously, have they ever been democratic?)

Yes, or at least to an extant...
It was a long time ago, like circa 900 AD...
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Postby Peterbolton » Tue May 18, 2010 8:49 am

Dyakovo wrote:
Peterbolton wrote:I like Russia because my all time favourite band (tATu) is from there.

All time favorite?
I get enjoying watching them, I even get enjoying listening to them... But all time favorite?

Yes...is that such a problem?
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Postby Panzerjaeger » Tue May 18, 2010 8:51 am

Peterbolton wrote:
Dyakovo wrote:
Peterbolton wrote:I like Russia because my all time favourite band (tATu) is from there.

All time favorite?
I get enjoying watching them, I even get enjoying listening to them... But all time favorite?

Yes...is that such a problem?

It shows a lack of musical taste. :lol:
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Postby Dyakovo » Tue May 18, 2010 8:55 am

Peterbolton wrote:
Dyakovo wrote:
Peterbolton wrote:I like Russia because my all time favourite band (tATu) is from there.

All time favorite?
I get enjoying watching them, I even get enjoying listening to them... But all time favorite?

Yes...is that such a problem?

No... It just strikes me as odd for someone's all-time favorite band to be one that was out together with the intention of garnering attention based on the (false) premise that the singers are lesbian lovers...
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Postby The chrisman union » Tue May 18, 2010 8:56 am

In Soviet Russia, Russia dislikes YOU!

I really like Russia. It has such an epic history, an epic army and a sort of coolness about it. Everything is cooler when said in a Russian accent. True fact. However, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's kind of gone madly capitalist and apparently there's rampant inequality there. Kind of Ironic.
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