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Jul 18, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Russia Accused of Shooting Down Malaysian Passenger Plane in Ukraine, Killing Nearly 300 People.
@55 The Deaths of 300 people. The invasion of Crimea.
These things tend to get people to begin to "demonize" others.
Though demonization isn't the correct word, since you've already stated that Putin has some things in common with Hitler.
It's just that his actions listed above make Putin MORE like Hitler than your average right wing dictator.
May 1, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Conservative Militias Take Over Cliven Bundy's Town.
I'll keep saying it until reality proves otherwise.
If these people were "Negroes", Mexicans, Native Americans or Radical Leftists, they would be dead or in Jail.
Apr 4, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Actor James Franco Hits on a Teenage Girl?.
As the age of consent is 17 in New York. James Franco has every right to do whatever with this girl that is legal. This includes sex.
Apr 3, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Brit Diver Tom Daley Isn't Bisexual.
So after all the shit they gave Dan and Andrew SUllivan about this, I wonder if any one of the haters will apologize?
Mar 26, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Ron Paul Think Tank Executive Director Is a Crimea Truther.

There are more Neo-Nazis in government in Russia and Hungary currently, then in Ukrainian government today.
Though Ultra Nationalists do exist in Ukraine, they are neither the majority of the people in Government, nor do they reflect majority opinion in Ukraine.

Though there is a Russian majority in Crimea, it isn't 75% or 93%.It is 55-60%. And it was a referendum without any options except to join Russia sooner or later, and in which the pro-separation voters were backed by Russian military personnel, who shouldn't have been their in the first place, except on their bases.

For you or anyone to characterize the referendum as free or fair is absolutely nonsensical and is the greatest conspiracy of all in this affair.
Mar 26, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Uganda Assumes the Missionary Position.
Amen. And good to keep in mind as we try to deal with homophobia.
Mar 18, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Putin Takes Crimea. Next Up: Alaska..
@3 The idea that Crimea was a part of Russia is a nonsensical justification of Putin's invasion. Ukraine as an autonomous entity came into existence at the end of World War 1. A 30+ year difference with Crimea. If the fact that Russia controlled Crimea for hundreds of years is a good excuse, then Russia can lay claim to central Poland, all the Stans except Afghanistan and Pakistan, Finland, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Baltics. Which is why those nations, especially Poland and the Baltics, are so worried.
Mar 18, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Dispatch from Ukraine: "We Do Not Want to Live in a Country Which Marches Its Army Into a Neighboring Territory Without Permission".
@2 True. But the point is that anyone who speaks in favor of Ukrainian control of Crimea must be fascists, according to Russian speakers in Crimea. Because for them, Fascist means anti-Russian and anti-Slav (which is the same thing in their minds), not anti-Jewish or pro National Socialism.
Mar 7, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Russian Soldiers and Pro-Russian Militia Storm Ukraine Bases.
Because Putin loves everyone. Not like that warmonger Obama........
Mar 6, 2014 Daniel Francis commented on Complicating Ukraine.
@7,@9 ditto.