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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

29 November 2016. Here’s Something That Looks Like FUN… La Tomatina

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Don’t come to this shindig unless you want to PARTY HEARTY. This is the annual La Tomatina festival in the Spanish city of Buñol (in Valencia), held on the last Wednesday in August. It started when there was a surfeit of tomatoes at the harvest in the late 40s (some say that disgruntled townspeople threw them at hated local officials)… it went from there. Trust me, it’s tons of fun… wouldn’t you want to squish a tomato on the top of your dearly-beloved’s head… AND GET AWAY WITH IT!?! Have the jug at hand and smile! God didn’t make us to be Misery Mopes with a “frown two feet long”… have a laugh… it doesn’t hurt!

BMD

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Monday, 7 December 2015

7 December 2015. Our History… It’s ALL Ours or NONE of It Is Ours!

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The most popular portion of military parades in Sov times were the marchers wearing historical uniforms. These guys are wearing Red Army uniforms of the Civil War era. That’s still the most popular part of contemporary Russian military parades. Our history is of a seamless piece… it’s all ours… or NONE of it is ours. Ponder that…

BMD

7 December 2015. Now, Here’s an Old School Sov Era New Year…

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This is what most Russian people think of for the New Year. In Russia, New Year is the gift-giving time and Christmas is a religious holyday… isn’t that a right proper way to keep holy things holy?

BMD

Thursday, 7 August 2014

7 August 2014. A Photo Essay… Our Great Russian Motherland… VDNKh is 75! URA!

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The famous Russian exhibition centre VDNKh celebrated its 75th anniversary. A wonderful fireworks display capped off the event. Feel the atmosphere…

VDNKh is “Exhibition of Achievements of the People’s Economy” in English… it resumed its Soviet-era name this year. Slowly, but surely, Russia is telling the West to “get rooted” as it returns to the verities of its Tsarist and Red paths. G A Zyuganov has spoken of a “Red Tsar”… I think that he speaks truthfully and prophetically… after all, isn’t V V Putin the “Big Kahuna” amongst statesmen? That’s why the West wants to take him down so badly… unfortunately, none of their leaders are of his stature… silly wabbits.

BMD

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