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Originally posted by VimanaExplorer
Whoever thought by 2013, the Russian leader talks like a real world leader and takes his job more professionally than his american counter part?
There are several instances where Putin's words make more sense than our own politician's - be it in the case of Snowden or Syria
Also, though there is obviously a propaganda involved by RT, RT covers more thought provoking stories than US media.
Our politicians are sold out, so is our media.
Originally posted by stormfighter
Food may be used to chemically condition people, but I am not against GMO. However in practice I think that we may not have enough knowledge in biology/chemistry to genetically modify/engineer food safely.
Originally posted by Imightknow
I may also agree with your notion of it being done safely, but not until a company with humanity and our survival as it's FIRST and OVERALL priority comes along to do so; not those that answer to investors and are only concerned about control and the bottom line always being in green.
Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
Not to glorify Putin, but he seems to have a lot more backbone than Obama. He seems to value the well being of his people more, too, but that's debatable.
Originally posted by WilsonWilson
Russia is one of the worlds leading oppressive regimes, they steal from businesses, and then kill anybody who stands up to them. They are institutionaly homophobic, and treat the mojaority of their people like poop.
This one issue does not make putin a hero, or anywhere near a decent human being.
The government places some restrictions on freedom of movement and residence. Adults must carry internal passports while traveling and to obtain many government services. Some regional authorities impose registration rules that limit the right of citizens to choose their place of residence. In the majority of cases, the targets are ethnic minorities and migrants from the Caucasus and Central Asia.
In December 2012, Putin signed a ban on the adoption of Russian children by families in the United States. The measure was seen as retaliation for a new U.S. law, named for Sergei Magnitsky, that imposes asset freezes and travel restrictions on Russian officials found to have committed human rights abuses.
State takeovers of key industries and large tax penalties imposed on select companies have illustrated the precarious nature of property rights in the country, especially when political interests are involved.
Women have particular difficulty achieving political power. They hold 13 percent of the Duma’s seats (down from 14 percent in the previous term) and less than 5 percent of the seats in the Federation Council. Only three of 26 cabinet members are women. Domestic violence against women continues to be a serious problem, and police are often reluctant to intervene in what they regard as internal family matters. Economic hardships contribute to widespread trafficking of women abroad for prostitution.