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BREAKING on MSNBC: Boris Yeltsin dead
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Posted on 04/23/2007 6:49:06 AM PDT by dawgmeat9

Boris Yeltsin is dead, Russian news agencies say, quoting Kremlin.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: borisyeltsin; rip; russia; yeltsin
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1 posted on 04/23/2007 6:49:08 AM PDT by dawgmeat9
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To: dawgmeat9

But his liver is still alive.


2 posted on 04/23/2007 6:50:02 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Another Cold Warrior headed for the big reactor in the sky..


3 posted on 04/23/2007 6:51:42 AM PDT by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, will lie to anyone.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Did he say something bad about Putin?


4 posted on 04/23/2007 6:52:41 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (A proud member of the Frederalist society.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Like his later work or not, he was a mighty brave force and did a lot to bring down the evil empire.. Or at least he kept it rearing back to life.


5 posted on 04/23/2007 6:52:44 AM PDT by Tolsti
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To: dawgmeat9

BBC is also carrying this as breaking news.


6 posted on 04/23/2007 6:52:48 AM PDT by libtoken
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To: dawgmeat9

I think the only thing that kept him going this long was “Kieth Richards Syndrome”....he’s really been dead for years, but he was so well pickled it just took this long to find out...


7 posted on 04/23/2007 6:53:02 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: Moonman62

>>>But his liver is still alive.

Hasn’t it been pickled for years?


8 posted on 04/23/2007 6:53:32 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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9 posted on 04/23/2007 6:53:37 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: dawgmeat9
RIP, Boris.

Maybe not a perfect guy, but a heck of a lot better than any other Russian leader I can think of.

10 posted on 04/23/2007 6:54:29 AM PDT by B Knotts (Anybody but Giuliani!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Somehow we need to separate breaking news from important news.


11 posted on 04/23/2007 6:54:41 AM PDT by umgud ("When seconds count, the police are just 10 minutes away!")
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To: dawgmeat9

“Putin-cide?”


12 posted on 04/23/2007 6:55:37 AM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: dawgmeat9

RIP


13 posted on 04/23/2007 6:55:39 AM PDT by tioga
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To: dawgmeat9

Had anyone heard anything about him being ill recently?


14 posted on 04/23/2007 6:55:44 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: IamConservative

Was he a cold warrior?

As I recall, he stood up on a tank an gave a speech that in effect ended the Soviet Union. Prior to that he was I believe Mayor of Moscow.


15 posted on 04/23/2007 6:55:55 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Reid must go)
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To: dawgmeat9

Wow.

Yeltsin was still alive?


16 posted on 04/23/2007 6:56:42 AM PDT by presidio9 (Suspended for posting an article about Scalia and Arthur Miller arguing at SCOTUS. Seriously.)
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To: dawgmeat9
The comedy world has lost a giant...



So long, funny man.
17 posted on 04/23/2007 6:57:06 AM PDT by itsamelman (?Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.? -- Al Swearengen)
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To: itsamelman

We were in the process of bringing Russia into the fold, when the Slick One messed it all up with the stupid folly into Kosovo.


18 posted on 04/23/2007 6:59:37 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: dawgmeat9

Putin did it, I bet.


19 posted on 04/23/2007 7:01:23 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: bert
Was he a cold warrior?

He is now!

20 posted on 04/23/2007 7:02:43 AM PDT by AU72
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To: dawgmeat9

I always wonder what a communist says to St Peter....(chuckle)


21 posted on 04/23/2007 7:03:43 AM PDT by Badeye (Like it or not, we live in a time when Hero's are required.)
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To: Badeye
I always wonder what a communist says to St Peter....(chuckle)

St Peter: Welcome to the Party

22 posted on 04/23/2007 7:06:03 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Killing all of your enemies without mercy is the only sure way of sleeping soundly at night.)
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To: bert

IIRC, he also shelled the Parliament building, with hard-line commies inside.


23 posted on 04/23/2007 7:06:12 AM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: dawgmeat9

I hope Cheney doesn’t wear that northface coat to his funeral.


24 posted on 04/23/2007 7:07:07 AM PDT by Julliardsux
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To: Centurion2000

No doubt, but what does a communist say when confronted by the fact they were wrong all along?


25 posted on 04/23/2007 7:07:15 AM PDT by Badeye (Like it or not, we live in a time when Hero's are required.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Are they sure he hasn’t just passed out?


26 posted on 04/23/2007 7:08:06 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Good man. Courageous. America could use a Yeltsin. RIP, droog.


27 posted on 04/23/2007 7:08:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: NeoCaveman

I thought the same thing.


28 posted on 04/23/2007 7:09:04 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: AU72

.....He is now!.......

More correctly “cooling”

The good Doctor Mallard aka Ducky on NCIS has taught that the liver temperature remains warm for a long time after death.


29 posted on 04/23/2007 7:09:35 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Reid must go)
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To: Badeye
No doubt, but what does a communist say when confronted by the fact they were wrong all along?

Usually,

Bang.

30 posted on 04/23/2007 7:09:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: RockinRight

Natasha will be devastated.


31 posted on 04/23/2007 7:09:58 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: dawgmeat9

Is he radioactive?


32 posted on 04/23/2007 7:10:10 AM PDT by RDTF (R.I.P. Blue Angel LCDR Kevin Davis)
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To: Badeye
No doubt, but what does a communist say when confronted by the fact they were wrong all along?

Yeltsin confronted that fact many years ago.

33 posted on 04/23/2007 7:13:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: RDTF

Yeltsin was touring the US and stopped to see a supermarket in a small town. He was amazed at the quantity and diversity of goods. He asked the manager how many different items they carried, and the manager replied, “about 20,000”.

Seeing that kind of distribution system and the quantity of goods and foods available even in a small town, made him gnash his teeth at the Party apparatchniks who had been ruling Russia for so long, and keeping Russia from having similar abundance. He cursed “them”, and I think he lost his love for communism on that day.


34 posted on 04/23/2007 7:14:53 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: dawgmeat9
It's easy to joke about him. But while Yeltsin may have been a sloppy drunk sometimes, his courage launched a long-overdue counterrevolution that transformed the world.

Heaven welcomes you Boris Nikolayevich.

35 posted on 04/23/2007 7:15:58 AM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: CondorFlight
He cursed “them”, and I think he lost his love for communism on that day.

We had an exchange student in 1998 from Kyrgistan. He said the same thing about the markets.

I went shopping in a Russian store in Munich once. They had tins of meat and fish for sale. Brand? The meat was labled "Meat" and the fish was labled "Fish". What kind and what type was not known.

Soviets also purloined the Marlboro packaging for smokes but can't remember what they called them.

Best thing about shopping in East Berlin? Stoly was about $.50 a liter!

36 posted on 04/23/2007 7:19:20 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Encourage illegal immigration! Maybe you too can be hit and killed by a drunk driver!)
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To: dawgmeat9

RIP


37 posted on 04/23/2007 7:19:54 AM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: Tolsti

I’ll always remember him standing on that tank and telling the communists that it was time to go.


38 posted on 04/23/2007 7:27:13 AM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: B Knotts

He had a pair of brass ones when the world and Russia needed them. Facing down the tanks.


39 posted on 04/23/2007 7:27:39 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Wave Britainnia...Britannia waives the rules!")
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To: bert
Was he a cold warrior?

As I recall, he stood up on a tank an gave a speech that in effect ended the Soviet Union. Prior to that he was I believe Mayor of Moscow.

Perhaps in my mind more that reality. I associate the end of the Soviet Union with Yeltsen. I was in my teens, but was a big Reagan fan.

40 posted on 04/23/2007 7:33:06 AM PDT by IamConservative (Any man who agrees with you on everything, will lie to anyone.)
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To: dawgmeat9
I didn't realize he was still alive.
41 posted on 04/23/2007 7:34:49 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: dawgmeat9
Well, he lived a long time for his lifestyle.

The man played a great role in history. He was a serious alcoholic - I don't know if he ever went through recovery or not. I hope he at least tried to become sober.

During his first visit to America years ago, (he had some government position in old Soviet structure) Yeltsin got so drunk that the Washington DC cops had to pull him out of a public fountain. He was standing in the water, drunk out of his mind, and holding a bouquet of flowers.

42 posted on 04/23/2007 7:51:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: dawgmeat9

Sad. His gravest mistake was appointing Putin. His greatest glory was helping to dismantle one of the cruelest regimes on the face of the Earth. Putin may be trying to reassemble the USSR, but what Yeltsin undid in 8 years, it will take Putin and his cronies 30.


43 posted on 04/23/2007 7:55:05 AM PDT by burzum (Despair not! I shall inspire you by charging blindly on!--Minsc, BG2)
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That evening, back in the presidential hotel suite, Secretary Christopher, national security adviser Tony Lake and I lamented the prospect of having to conduct high-stakes diplomacy under the conditions we'd witnessed during the day. Clinton told us to relax. "I've seen a little of this problem in my time," he said, referring to his experience growing up with an alcoholic stepfather. "At least Yeltsin's not a mean drunk." ........As Yeltsin emerged from the plane at Andrews Air Force Base and made his way down the mobile stairs, he was gripping the railing and concentrating on each step. His handlers did their best to block the view of the cameras recording his descent. He slipped on the last step and had to grab his wife's arm. That night at Blair House, Yeltsin was roaring drunk, lurching from room to room in his undershorts. At one point, he stumbled downstairs and accosted a Secret Service agent, who managed to persuade him to go back upstairs and return to the care of his own bodyguards. Yeltsin reappeared briefly on the landing, demanding, "Pizza! Pizza!"

44 posted on 04/23/2007 7:56:21 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: dawgmeat9

Yeltsin is gone, but putrid Putin or is that RasPutin remains.


45 posted on 04/23/2007 7:56:54 AM PDT by Nextrush ( Chris Matthews Band: "I get high....I get high.....I get high.....McCain......")
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To: B Knotts

Agreed,, Boris was right up there with Nikita for entertainment value.

RIP Boris


46 posted on 04/23/2007 8:03:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... In FReeP We Trust ...)
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To: dawgmeat9
A career communist who rose through the party ranks but a man who was honest and decent enough to admit that there was a better way when he saw the evidence with his own eyes. His own administration was chaotic and his behavior unpredictable and often comic but he broke the back of an evil regime and helped to start Russia on the pathway to freedom and peace.

Dasvidanya and God speed Boris Nikolayevich.

47 posted on 04/23/2007 8:03:51 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: bert
Certainly the most memorable event in his admin.


48 posted on 04/23/2007 8:18:09 AM PDT by BJClinton (Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons.)
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To: dawgmeat9

Sadly, I thought he was already gone.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Yeltzin.


49 posted on 04/23/2007 8:24:54 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: dawgmeat9

did he eat sushi recently?


50 posted on 04/23/2007 8:26:11 AM PDT by mfnorman (Jack Murtha: a Lee Harvey Oswald type of marine)
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