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Shooting yourself in the foot with a Yarygin PYa / MP-443 "Grach"
I hadn't intended to participate in the LiveJournal strike on Friday; I might well not have posted anyway, but that would just have been because I'll probably be asleep through most of the day (after I get home from work) and not because I was actively striking.

And then I read anton_nossik's post HERE. SUP think that this guy can do PR for them? Who were the unsuccessful applicants? Britney Spears? Amy Winehouse? Jade Goody? Heather McCartney? The skeleton of the late and unlamented Pol Pot? If SUP had run a contest, the prize being a majority shareholding in Gazprom, to write a post that would put my back up as much as possible that is exactly what the winning contestant would have come up with. Can I say, nekulturny?

So, when I don't post anything here on Friday, it won't be because I'm asleep; it will be because I'm on strike. If I do have time to post anything it will be at Insane Journal.

Current Location: Under the thumb of our Russian Overlords

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ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: March 20th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Brace yourself -- I'm getting jumped over having reached the same conclusion as you. But jumped in a nice way, nothing nasty! You might review my post to prepare your own responses. :-)
danel4d From: danel4d Date: March 20th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
As some people have pointed out elsewhere, though, InsaneJournal isn't really any better; you get the same choice there between free-with-ads or paid-no-ads as new users will get at LJ.

And others have pointed out that not only is a one-day boycott not really a particularly good way to register protest, but it's on Good Friday, when fewer people'll be posting anyway.

Since I don't really post here anyway, and just use it for comments, mind you...
hurry_sundown From: hurry_sundown Date: March 20th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can I say, nekulturny?

Heh. (And, agreed.)
julia_here From: julia_here Date: March 20th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had to physically remove myself from that post to keep from commenting "What's wrong with you, boy? Didn't your mama teach you any manners? Don't you have any common sense?"

I'm an anthropologist, and I know that Russian culture and language has different rules from mine (hell, I've known and been pinched by first and second generation Russians all my life) but apparently Ol'Anton hasn't learned the same thing. What I also know is that any person who grew up in the old Soviet Union was taught from childbood that capitalism was theft and capitalists were thieves and liars, and according to several recent books on the subject that's the rules Russian "capitalists" are playing by now.

I'm failing signally at posting anything at all of late, tomorrow is Franklin's every-other-Friday off, and Good Friday, but I may just post something at my pretty much never used Journalfen account just to make a point.

Julia, not a very sharp point, but, y'know

Edited at 2008-03-20 04:22 pm (UTC)
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