Reading through the blogs from yesterday it appears that many of you had some issues with blogger for a bit..here's why:Twitter Down: It's an Online Attack on One Political BloggerApparently the hack wasn't meant to silence you but him.
Good sleuthing, Dawn! Google was also down. Same message. (I was in Hawaii and thought it a Hawaii thing!)Looks like Russia is headed more and more quickly back to the Soviet era. I thought that the younger generation would not permit this, having tasted personal and political freedom, but it looks like the power of the old KGB, as represented by Putin, is still pretty strong. (I spent a lot of time in the Soviet Union as an America, was a bit of an anomaly there, and learned a lot. The were some very good things about the Soviet Union. Freedom of information and freedom to think & act as individuals were not among those.)Ironically, I was Russia last August when Georgia was invaded. It is such an "old" problem. Goes way back. Even the Abkhazia and Oseti unrest is not new. I don't know the answer, but I have worked in Tbilisi on and off for five years, and I do have a lot of empathy for the Georgians. Most of them did not ask to be involved politically. They just want to raise their families and not have their lives disrupted.Abkhazia, if you are not aware, is the seaport region. Losing it to independence would landlock Georgia. That is the principle reason why Georgia cannot let Abkhazia walk away.Your post reminded me that I am working on a novel set in that area (Angels of Abkhazeti -- Abkhazeti is the old, pre-Soviet name for Abkhazia, and the novel takes place before there was such a place as Georgia) that I need to get back to work on. Have a good day!
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