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Convincing is not always easy…

cup of steaming coffeeMy neighbors; Nikolia and Larissa, are what I call kinda shy and worried about people around them. They are wonderful people, but they hide when most people approach and really hide when I approach. Thus, it has taken me all last summer and part of this one to gain their trust. I talked with the boss of the family today (always the woman,) and finally was able to connect and Kolia (short for Nikolia,) will go to town with me on Tuesday this next week…

I have to go every Tuesday to pick up dog food for Boza, special order from the pet store, then I go shopping for groceries. This week when I go at 9 a.m., I will have company… 🙂

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This year, the fact that I am an American and from the west has become mute and in the backseat. The people in the village now understand that even though I am an American and western, I am not the typical westerner. In fact I am more Russian than the city folk that wander down to our village and do nothing but party, then leave a mess behind them. Though many city folk have embraced me now as their country folk explain to them that I am okay and trustworthy…

Don’t kid yourself and think country bumpkins do not know what is going on in the world. They all have radio, TV and many internet of some type, either through their kids, grand kids or smartphones that they own. Why just the other day, I watched an old babushka messing with her new Note 4 – Samsung. She had internet and she was laughing as she watched a video on YouTube on it. It made me smile and realize that tech is a powerful tool…

My response to people when I am asked about how stupid America is; I give a thumbs down and say, “Net America!”

They then know how I feel about the way America is treating Russia and they say no more…

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The above thought brings forth something else in me…

I am fed up with millions of Americans trying to pass the blame for what our country is doing to the world. It is comment after comment and post after post and whining after whining of passing the buck. It is always, not that we should do something about the problems, just that it is not our fault that our government is so terrible. We are helpless against our governmental procedures and we are poor pathetic wards of the big bad state…

Well I am doing something about it and if all you whiners would get off your asses and start screaming about the issues. Things would change quick…

Ain’t gonna happen and soon you are going to be locked inside the borders of the USA, the bills are floating now and the gates are being locked, not against people coming into America, but leaving America…

H.R.237 – FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015

Finance Highway Offset Summary : Nice name for something that has the power to take away your rights to leave the country…

edw15730 : Another new bill on the same subject…

Oh Well… And you all use to and still do point fingers at East Germany, Russia, North Korea and many many more countries and the exact same thing is happening to us as we watch TV and all its propaganda trash…

Now I feel better and you of the 4000 to 5000 people who will read this article have no reason to play the blame game, for you are to blame, just as I am. If you saw how many innocent people I killed in the name of freedom, liberty and righteousness. Then you would crawl into a hole somewhere and hide. We invade and we kill ruthlessly…

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50 onions medium sized are drying and curing at this moment. I have 10 little ones that I will eat in the next few days. They would have been better in size, but the weather went cold and they said, “We are done!”

The beets are relishing in the cool weather and I hope that they will grow another few weeks. They are getting big and I want to make sure that they do not get woody and tough. They are beautiful…

The carrots are short and fat, but good. I am going to pull them this week and eat a huge carrot salad, just like what I call a Korean Carrot Salad…

Our apples suck, the whole village is apple poor. What apples we got were riddled with worms and this is as far away as I can walk and see. The apples this year, just plain suck. Did I say the apples suck? Plums are non existent, unless you count two or three shriveled green things on the trees. There is a small round plum, but yuck, it is terrible…

Trees have to rest some years and after the bumper crops produced last year, I can see why. But still, I have enough apples to munch on for me, myself and I; so eat my apple a day, keeps the doctor away! Oh a banana also helps in that area… 🙂

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Bells are ringing today and the people walk up the hill to the monastery today. It is a Orthodox holiday of some kind and the flock is gathering. It is pleasant to the eyes and ears as the families, from children to the aged make their way up the hill. I have to get a couple of bench seats installed for these older people to rest as they climb our terribly steep hill. The kids dance up the hill, the teenagers skip up the hill, the parents walk up the hill and grandma and grandpa inch their way up the hill with help from the others…

It is as it should be, but why do we have to get old?

Have a nice day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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  2. Arvind Ramanujam July 26, 2015

    Kyle,
    If you (and other Americans) say sorry (even indirectly or anonymously) with as much sincerity as you can muster, you don’t have to be guilty or attempt self-flagellation.

  3. Russian_Village Post author | July 28, 2015

    Let’s hope these threats from Clark and Trump are not a trial balloon leading to a clampdown on our liberties. There are a few reasons we should be concerned. Last week the US House passed a bill that would allow the Secretary of State to unilaterally cancel an American citizen’s passport if he determines that person has “aided” or “abetted” a terrorist organization. And as of this writing, the Senate is debating a highway funding bill that would allow the Secretary of State to cancel the passport of any American who owes too much money to the IRS.

    Ron Paul
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/ron-paul/concentration-camps-in-america-again/

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