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Coffee Time and thoughts…

Grab a cup of coffee and or tea as in a bunch of the world…

In the city as I walk Boza, Boza and I see pigeon homes everywhere. Why even Vova in the Tiny Russian Village has a home for pigeons. Pigeons are very important to Russians…

It is autumn and time for the snow to fly here in Russia…

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This weekend Svetochka, Boza and I are going to the Tiny Russian Village. We have to get two tires installed (snow tire time) on the back of the Volga, buy a window for the village home from Leroy Merlin and spend two weeks in the Tiny Russian Village. I have several things to get done…

Tires ran $35 equivalent in rubles each…. The old snow tires were worn out…

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Boza could see pretty good this morning. He chased pigeons and had a blast. It made him slightly confused at times, when things appeared in his vision, but he still walks better and has fun seeing things. We find life is so much better when Boza is happy and chasing a pigeon and or a kitty is what life is about for our sweet doggy…

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This winter, Boza and I will stay in Moscow. Svetochka will let us go to the Tiny Russian Village, but when you see her face as she says it, you know she wants us here with her. Boza and I plan on getting there early in spring, but I also have to leave Russia again around the beginning of April…. Never ends…

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As an American it bothers me tremendously to see my country destroying such wonderful countries. Sanctioning is the same as trying to destroy, as much as war is destruction of a country. Political agendas are just an excuse to kill, rape and pillage other countries. The realization that we crushed and destroyed Libya, Syria, Ukraine and others just recently in time frame, not to mention so many such a Korea, Vietnam and others in the past, makes me sad and worry about the American mentality and or intelligence about life in general…

Every country is different and we must accept that every country does not want democracy shoved down their throats by bombs and lies. Fact is we Americans do not live the life that we try to shove down others throats. Enough is enough… Lets live in peace around the world. Put our money in America to help ourselves, make a super defensive military and leave things alone. We will go much farther in life as rulers of the planet if we lead by example and not by hate and mayhem…

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[contentcards url=”https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/10/07/russia-china-right-north-korea.html”]

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We send nuclear subs to North Korean area, we send bombers to NK area, we spend millions of drills to destroy NK with SK and we spout our share of rhetoric, constantly spout the rhetoric day in and day out. Yet all we focus on is what NK does in return and to be honest NK is still at war with America and SK and we should never blame them for worrying about if that submarine is really there to attack them…

[contentcards url=”http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-09/us-sends-nuclear-submarine-korea-peninsula-participate-military-drills”]

Today lets stop long enough and ask, “Why we do this to North Korea (enter country of your choice)?” Maybe all that money spent on terrorizing North Korea (or country of your choice) should be put to free education and free healthcare within America? Hmm…..

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Chaos is: Stirring issues with Iran, North Korea, Russia, China, Venezuela and about six other countries at the same time… (We are bombing Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen as you read this…)

I ask, “Who the hell is in charge in America?”

Looks like whoever wants to be…

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I know who is in charge in Russia! Putin runs the country and Svetochka runs the local home front…. that is good enough for me… 😉

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You should read this…

[contentcards url=”https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/08/us-state-war-july-2017″]

It is true…

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It seems that there are many ways to discourage travelers from crossing the boarders…

I felt sorry for the Russians as I traveled to Estonia. The Russian side of the boarder even warned everyone. The Estonian border would make life hell and they did…

The babushka near me, who was about 70 years old, was going to see her family in Estonia. She had gifts, candy and other things such as real Russian vodka. She was made to empty her bags completely, scatter everything, open all gifts and they confiscated one bottle of vodka and a dozen candy bars made in Russia. They made her empty her purse and open anything that was a bottle, sealed or not. They did this to every Russian on the train and or at least in the car I rode in…

She was almost in tears, for they had ruined her gifts to her family. They tore the gift wrapping off the toys and everything…

I have thought about this for awhile…

We all helped as many as we could get their stuff across the boarder. I took two packs of cigarettes, just like many who did not smoke did also. The packs had to be opened and they pulled out the cigarettes and scattered them on the beds. It seems that because cigarettes are dirt cheap in Russia, the black market is huge. Go to Russia and buy for a dollar and sell for four dollars in Estonia. No one could carry a carton of smokes across the border. This applied to candy and many other items… I also took two candy bars to get across the border for another woman…

They had collected one or two at a time a whole sack of these wonderful chocolate bars. Not from one person, but from a dozen people. Hope they all get fat at the border…

Got across the border and we all gave everything back…

They scanned the Russians with those metal detector wands and made several take off some of their clothing…

Yes, I am mad about this. For they never did this to anyone else on the car. Just the Russians…

I could have carried a trunk load of contraband and gotten it through the border. But then I am not Russian, am I?

The Russian side coming and going was very professional and very polite. They did not even bother the Estonians crossing into Russia. The Estonian side even brought three different doggies to sniff at us and make sure that we did not have certain things, such as bombs and stuff. Three times in half an hour…

One family of Russians who lived in Estonia with elder family and they had a baby, were even made to empty the new bag of sealed diapers and show that they were just diapers…

Russians took it in stride, but I realized that this is just part of a plan to degrade Russians. Yet, Russians make up (320,000 (est.) (24% of total population)) of Estonia.  Basically a quarter of the whole population…

I am not sure I want Svetochka traveling to Estonia again. I will be honest with you, I am hoping to make Belarus the twice year travel spot. I don’t think it will work, but I am hoping to make it work. Maybe I could fly into Belarus and fly back; internationally. I just need a visa for Belarus, but it can be done. Then Svetochka could go with me…

Estonia was a fine place for me (American) all the way around, but they hurt my friends from Russia and that makes me mad…. Ukraine 101 is what I see happening to the Russians…

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It has soured my desire to travel to Estonia…

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There are about 6.32 million American citizens living abroad, of those about 30,000 chose Russia, according to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas. Read more: https://sputniknews.com/voiceofrussia/2012_12_20/US-citizens-moving-to-Russia-interview/

I am one of few living here in Russia and I am accepted with open arms, even as my country treats Russians with distaste and hatred. I would say that most of these Americans live behind walled guarded apartments in Moscow and or St. Petersburg and really are never known about in generally. I walk a life that has me being the first American that almost all Russians I meet have seen. I am met with open arms 99% of the time and my best buddy is Vova in a Tiny Russian Village

The truth is, I am treated better at the border crossings coming and going from Russia, than I am traveling anywhere else in the world. The Russians are not aggressive at all and the experience I just saw at the Estonian border shows me that issues are abound in the world, especially in the western world…

I do not have to look for issues as I travel. These nasty issues rear their ugly heads and make it easy to see them first hand…

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I guess I have said enough today. I had a lot on my mind and now I will go finish cooking chicken for dinner tonight. have a nice day…

WtR

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