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A Lesson from Poland About How to Resist Tyranny in the 1980s

I remember President Ronald Reagan asking the American people to light a candle in the window as a symbol supporting the polish people. I remember the Polish General Jaruzelski ,a tyrant who put troops on the streets to put down the solidarity movement led by non communist trade union leader Lech Walesa. The little known truth is the book the Gulag Archipelago written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn made its way into the hands of the activist in Poland following the advice of the Russia dissident. How the grassroots responded was the beginning of the end of communism in Poland and in the Warsaw Pact nations.

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A good lesson indeed

and the whole Soviet Bloc came tumbling down with very little blood spilled. Although it wasn't a great time to have been a despotic and tyrannical nickel and dime dictator.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Anti-theists hate anything that disturbs their control.

The Catholics in Poland prayed a lot and turned a lot of cheeks.

Turns out the little white dot was a Strawman without the consent of the government.

Hope all is well Smudge.

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legalizeliberty, where are you?

The official story of Poland is pretty much "infotainment." This guy was the "Ron Paul" of Poland, and he was silenced and the much more pliable Lech Walesa was put in power.
I hope ll will stop by and tell the full story.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Those were heart wrenching times/

This might be too close for comfort. A young Parishioner might find it difficult to share those experiences, especially in the current environment.

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I have Gulag sitting on my

I have Gulag sitting on my bookshelf but have deferred it for shorter books.I need to read it soon.

Southern Agrarian

Read the "White Kitten" chapter first

I think it is in volume 3. It will whet your appetite for the rest. Gulag can be very exhausting.

Hey Calgary

I wanted to ask what life in Calgary was like, I live in Winnipeg Manitoba and I've had it up to here with the NDP control over my province. Our politicians both conservative and liberal love to tax and spend, were running a billion dollar deficient for christ sakes; I wanted to ask you whats it like in Calgary. Are taxes low? is the cost of living high? is there good employment other then the oil rigs? Can I own firearms with minimal registration? Is gold and silver available there? How's your health care, is it done by taxing or is it more like the american version? Sorry for loading you up with these questions but I've come to the realization that I might move to Calgary or another city in Alberta


Taxes are low compared to other provinces, no sales tax. It is expensive, Real Estate is high, rents are high and the vacancy rate is low. Unemployment is also low. Firearms are the same as in the rest of the country, you need an FAC.

Gold and Silver are available here. Health care is about the same as the other provinces, I think we pay about $200 a month for Alberta Blue Cross.

The government is running a big deficit here also, our oil is apparently being sold at a steep discount. The weather here is better than Winnipeg, although at the moment we are in a bit of a deep freeze.