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Jul 31, 2013 MarkW commented on Why I'm Boycotting Russian Vodka.
Is Mr. Savage, for calling for a ban on Stoli vodka which is made in the European Union by a company owned by an ex-Russian (who is wanted by the Russian authorities who have issued an arrest warrant for him) and based in the European Union, suggesting that gay rights in the European Union leaves a lot to be desired? Come on, get real! There are 28 states in the European Union and the vast majority of them have more gay rights than any of the 50 states of the USA. Also, in the European Union there are far stricter regulations on product labelling and Stoli cannot be labelled here as 'Russian Vodka' as it is not vodka made in Russia. Perhaps we Europeans should start a boycott of Apple products as iPhones, iPads etc are not American, but made in communist China, which doesn't exactly have a good human rights record. And where was Mr. Savage when Russian gay activists were calling on activists across the world way back in 2006 and 2007 to pressure the International Olympics Committee not to award the 2014 Winter Olympics to Sochi? Now there is an American gay-led campaign for countries to boycott the Winter Games next year! Europeans like Peter Tatchell from London and Louis-Georges Tin from Paris (to name just two) have been campaigning for years on behalf of Russian gay rights. Now enter the US Gay Cavalry who have failed to actually contact the leading gay activists in Moscow and St Petersburg to see what they thing we should do ... Frankly, it's all 'humbug' coming from America.
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Jul 31, 2013 MarkW joined My Stranger Face
Jul 31, 2013 MarkW joined My Stranger Face
Jul 31, 2013 MarkW commented on Why I'm Boycotting Russian Vodka.
Is Mr. Savage, for calling for a ban on Stoli vodka which is made in the European Union by a company owned by an ex-Russian (who is wanted by the Russian authorities who have issed an arrest warrant) and based in the European Union, suggesting that gay rights in the European Union leaves a lot to be desired? Come on, get real! There are 28 states in the European Union and the vast majority of them have more gay rights than any of the 50 states of the USA. Also, in the European Union there are far stricter regulations on product labelling and Stoli cannot be labelled here as 'Russian Vodka' as it is not vodka made in Russia. Perhaps we Europeans should start a boycott of Apple products as iPhones, iPads etc are not American, but made in communist China, which doesn't exactly have a good human rights record. And where was Mr. Savage when Russian gay activists were calling on activists across the world way back in 2006 and 2007 to pressure the International Olympics Committee not to award the 2014 Winter Olympics to Sochi? Now there is an American gay-led campaign for countries to boycott the Winter Games next year! Frankly, it's all 'humbug' coming from America. Europeans like Peter Tatchell from London and Louis-Georges Tin from Paris have been campaigning for years on behalf of Russian gay rights. Now enter the US Gay Cavalry ... Frankly, it's all 'humbug' coming from America.
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