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For real? I had not heard this yet! Ukrn politics are interesting. (Given the source of this one, though- ha. Nice try there disinformation services of RF.)
Love the Tymoshenko Princess Leia comparison! She uses that hairdo for effect only.
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I like it that so many of them are still in the 'shut up', 'stupid' part of life. They've got long enough to degrade their own language.
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Since moving to Europe and traveling a bit, I've found it fascinating to see the relationship between the different languages. I'm not a linguist; I'm sure they find it even more interesting.
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I guess you've got to believe that those dog owners know their dogs well enough to let them that close to their child but it was a bit freaky from this perspective. Not ever having had house pets- we were on a farm and ours were strictly outdoor animals- this was never an issue in our house but it is certainly something you'd have to consider and do carefully. Kind of glad it's not my responsibility!
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What- No comments???
Have never seen the movie- and really have no intentions to. But this is one of my favorite books! Totally enjoyed that post even without having seen the movie!
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I mostly don't use it because text seems simpler and cleaner to me without it.
I am, however, all in favor of going back and rereading what's been written!
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Never thought to try to depict my migraines as a picture but those pix do a good job. I've had them since my teens and am still sort of hopefully waiting for the day when they just won't happen anymore....
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So then if that were to work ok, would it work to import some functional microbes to the contaminated areas? Historically, importing living organisms to a non-native area hasn't had good long-term success but I wonder how it would work in this sort of situation. And why it's not being tried...
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I've been trying to imagine that snake after a meal like that. Burp indeed.
Would this make the snake vulnerable to predators? Are there predators that would prey on that snake? I mean- how do you slither after downing a whole crocodile??? And how on earth does that crocodile not tear your insides to bits- the claws as they migrate down the digestive tract, for instance. Maybe I need to go take a course on snakes and crocodiles!
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I'll bet there are only 2 of the people featured here who are (or would be) amused by this- Bush and Obama. Can't picture the others able to see the humor at all!
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Just had a bowl for supper last night! I put finely grated cheese on mine- you know, so there's some protein with all that starch! ;)
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The comment thread on that post is certainly interesting. Living here, we watched the whole thing from start to (now- maybe it's not finished yet). These weapons showed up AFTER the demonstrators were brutally attacked. And really, when you look at what the other side was armed (including rifles with live ammunition and water cannons that were used on the protesters in below zero (F) temps) with, these weapons seem pathetically inadequate.
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I don't know- given the wind and the fact that that's the ocean, I think I wouldn't be playing around in that stuff like those folks in the video.
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;) There were lots of them. There are still quite a few in some parts of the country but obviously, there are far fewer. Many Ukrainians see this as trying to once and for all shake off the hold of the Communists (the party is alive and well here too) and the Russians.
My students and I came up with a list of new words that have emerged these last 3 months- quite a few actually. This one is my favorite! Thanks for the post!
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Not really- I live in Ternopil- a city SW of Kyiv. I was in Kyiv after it got violent but stayed out of the center of town. Our city government (and probably 95% of the pop here) is composed of people who are in one of the opposition parties (well- they're not the opposition now in the new coalition government) so there never was much danger here as there was no dissent, to speak of. All rallies here (while huge) were peaceful. Right up until last Wed night when the police headquarters, prosecutor's office were torched and generally destroyed. Lots of damage done then but I stayed inside.
Roads are still controlled by the self defense league who protected the demonstrators for months- we came through a checkpoint last night in a bus. That was a bit unsettling (although the young man who got on our bus to look us over was very quiet and polite). They do this to help keep the traffic police in line and to try to snag any of the former government still in the country- there's a long list of 'wanteds'.
Guess the comment got long!
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