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Re: Intro
« Reply #495 on: January 12, 2017, 12:10:41 PM »
I have long believed Russia and the USA has many common reasons to be allies and being non adversarial would be of benefit to both. You have not shared your age so we do not know your point of reference. I visited St.Petersburg in 2002 just when Russia was trying embrace capitalism. What struck me is most people over 40 seemed lost. They did not seem to know what to do with their new freedoms and the responsibility of being free. Whereas, those younger seemed really excited about their newly found freedoms.

As for Putin, he has been tough on radical Muslims which he should be. However, I see him as a narcicisist who desires to put the old Soviet Union back together. This would not be good for Russia or the West. I can assure you the West only wants peace and has no intentions of trying to defeat a Russia that also coexists in peace.

Hello.
I'll be 41 in a few days.
Yes, in cities, there was total chaos for a long time but my family is vast and we are mostly rural, in small towns and tiny settlements all over former Soviet Union, life didn't change much after Soviet Union fell whether you were 13 or 53.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #496 on: January 12, 2017, 01:00:30 PM »
Hello.
I'll be 41 in a few days.
Yes, in cities, there was total chaos for a long time but my family is vast and we are mostly rural, in small towns and tiny settlements all over former Soviet Union, life didn't change much after Soviet Union fell whether you were 13 or 53.

Wow only 41 and a young lady at that.   :thumbup:
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« Reply #497 on: January 12, 2017, 01:19:38 PM »
Wow only 41 and a young lady at that.   :thumbup:

I still get ID'd when trying to buy a beer when I visit US, do they ask everyone? haha

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« Reply #498 on: January 12, 2017, 02:18:00 PM »
I still get ID'd when trying to buy a beer when I visit US, do they ask everyone? haha

They ask me until I was 40.   :lol:
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« Reply #499 on: January 12, 2017, 02:28:04 PM »
I still get ID'd when trying to buy a beer when I visit US, do they ask everyone? haha
Wait'll they start asking you what your kids like where styles are concerned. :glare:
"Would your daughter wear this, or your grandson like one of these?"

My answer is always, "I doubt it, they only wear orange in prison". :laugh:

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Re: Intro
« Reply #500 on: January 12, 2017, 04:42:39 PM »
I understand your feelings regarding Putin.. Things are a lot more complicated regarding him from where I stand but I'll eventually chime-in in one of the Russians-did-it - related thread.
If the Russians did have anything to do with the election results, may I be the first to say thank you.

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« Reply #501 on: January 12, 2017, 05:05:53 PM »
If the Russians did have anything to do with the election results, may I be the first to say thank you.
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« Reply #502 on: January 12, 2017, 05:35:32 PM »
If the Russians did have anything to do with the election results, may I be the first to say thank you.

hahaha
On my trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a few different people asked what my accent was, when I replied Russian, they immediately asked me what I thought about Trump!
Jokingly, I replied "you're welcome", which made them laugh and buy drinks  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #503 on: January 12, 2017, 05:56:02 PM »
hahaha
On my trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a few different people asked what my accent was, when I replied Russian, they immediately asked me what I thought about Trump!
Jokingly, I replied "you're welcome", which made them laugh and buy drinks  :thumbsup:


Hmm..  A young lady, 41 and with a sense of humor. 

I will not tell taxed or Boo.    :lol:
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« Reply #504 on: January 12, 2017, 06:50:32 PM »
hahaha
On my trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a few different people asked what my accent was, when I replied Russian, they immediately asked me what I thought about Trump!
Jokingly, I replied "you're welcome", which made them laugh and buy drinks  :thumbsup:
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Witty! :thumbup:
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Re: Intro
« Reply #505 on: January 12, 2017, 07:38:57 PM »
It's fun to joke around :)
I'm not 41 just yet

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« Reply #506 on: January 12, 2017, 08:09:10 PM »
It's fun to joke around :)
I'm not 41 just yet

That's ok I am not just 100 yet myself.
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« Reply #507 on: January 13, 2017, 04:36:28 AM »
It's fun to joke around :)
I'm not 41 just yet

You are still the youngster here. Once again, welcome. Hope you stick around.
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« Reply #508 on: January 13, 2017, 04:53:55 AM »
It's fun to joke around :)
I'm not 41 just yet
The joking around does not stop at 41, thats not even the half way point. :thumbup:   Just keep up with what is current, I told a young person to bend a wire and use it like a car crank, poor lad had no idea what I was talking about.

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« Reply #509 on: January 13, 2017, 06:27:33 AM »
The joking around does not stop at 41, thats not even the half way point. :thumbup:   Just keep up with what is current, I told a young person to bend a wire and use it like a car crank, poor lad had no idea what I was talking about.

haa I do have some issues with American slang but I know it's almost always good natured :)

 

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