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What am I supposed to do?  What can I do?  Any ideas?  Let me know if you come up with something.

I suppose that the appropriate Russian advice for this is but one word:


Nothing can be done.

Then again, there is something that can be done.  If it bothers you write a letter to the editor.  Better yet try  one of the Chicagoland alternative papers:

New City

Chicago Reader

Or even try In These Times

All might be responsive to an informed opinion piece on what is currently happening in Georgia.

I am astonished at the blatant lies being distributed by the media.  That the Russians attacked first.  That civilian casualties from the shelling of Tshkinvali were the result of Russian military action. So on and so on.

I try to explain to my mother, but she thinks that this  conflict is a sign of the "end times."  

Gog and Magog.

And the antichrist.

The hysteria reminds me of the lead up to the Iraq War.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Aug 19th, 2008 at 09:04:55 PM EST

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