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My heart broke with the news of his death. I really thought that, given half a chance, at some point he would take down Putin . His poor family! And the country. They lost a good man! 💔

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The courage of one man is not enough. Not in Russia, not here. Russians are cowed, we are scared of a fool. Joe is practically standing alone opposing Putin’s insanity. Brave men (or women) need company standing up to evil. Instead, so many yammer about other issues that are important but pale in comparison to the loss of democracy or the aid of authoritarian power in Russia.

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Thank you Dan for always telling us the real facts and truth. My heart, too, was crushed when Navalny returned to Russia. Last week, my heart, it was pummeled further at news of his passing. I’d dreamt of, envisioned Navalny as the next Mandela - one day when the Russian people galvanized en masse and shouted NO MORE to Putin’s madness, he was toppled (perhaps poisoned in a long, slow, agonizing demise), our hero Navalny would immediately be elevated to “new Russia’s” summit. And the world, she exhaled in a soft smile of hope and accomplishment.

Alas, Navalny on a different mountain top and all of us, the entire global populous, we are left with an utterly evil madman. Why has he not been eliminated? I do not understand…

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This brought me to tears. Thank you!

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I have. Did he publicly apologize for throwing his producer under the bus. Did he apologize for getting that wonderful woman blackballed for life from finishing her career?

I believe you should reread it.

Sincerely

Jack

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Thank you again Dan for nailing it! We must believe one person can make a difference and we each need to be more like Alexy Navalny.

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My God,

I have written many letters to you none of which has been acknowledged which I understand completely but for you to talk about having courage instilled in you when you purposely wrote a letter that was a total fraud and try to throw a presidential election and only got caught because you used a typewriter that was not in service as of that time that's the only reason that you got caught otherwise you would have thrown the whole election you came within a hairspray of doing it how dare you how dare you compare yourself to somebody who has courage

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It is not enough to impose new, stronger sanctions on Russia. It is time to seize ALL of the “frozen assets “ from previous sanctions and make Ukraine the recipient of those assets. It would be a minimal consequence for Putin to fund the war against him but it would be a beginning.

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It's almost as if someone wants there to be another world War, and assumes they'd win it...

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Trump actually tried to compare himself to Alexei Navalny ina comment he made today about all his court cases! How dare he! He’s no hero! Navalny is a hero, a man with principles who knew what he was doing because he loved his country and wanted to free it from an evil dictator. Trump wants to be a dictator and hasn’t a heroic bone in his entire body! If he gets elected we will have our very own Putin and who among us will be our Navalny? Certainly not any Republican!

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"But I don’t recall anyone, anywhere in recent times with more courage than Russian dissident Alexei Navalny", or less courage than the Republican "leaders" (a term I use loosely) in Congress who refuse to criticize Putin. There, I fixed it for you.

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Navalny's death is an amoral (as Dan stated) crime ordered by despotic Putin. According to the Oscar winning documentary "Navalny", another reason he gave for going back was that he couldn't expect others who were in country to keep up the effort, while he remained elsewhere. He left little question that he knew what was likely in store for him, and I feel somewhat consoled by that; but I still just hoped and believed he would emerge free and full of voice. I feel he would have accomplished much of what he set out to do if he'd had more runway, and I'm haunted by the footage of him running, a solitary figure making tracks in the snow.

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Unfortunately, folks in Russia were jailed for publicly expressing condolences. That also took courage. Yet millions of cowardly Americans are silent about Trump's deplorable, insensitive comment comparing his legal come-uppance with Navalny's persecution. What is the matter with these spineless Americans.? That includes every GOP rep in the House and all but a few in the Senate. They teach their kids not to lie and respect others yet slobber over a demented man incapable of telling the truth with no respect for anyone but himself. I am ashamed to share the same nationality as these people.

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We should all be ashamed at our leaders dribbling support of Ukraine. Europe surely must see how America is unreliable. That has become shockingly apparent. The Republicans deserve to gry in hell for playing games while thousands are dying every week. Slava Ukraini.

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Americans need not look overseas for inspiration from Ukrainians and Russians that fight against against Putin when we have brave citizens who openly call out Biden and Congressmembers for financing Israeli genocide of Palestinians. Tragically, we've allowed foreign influence from AIPAC to exert control over our government officials as well as social opprobrium in the form antisemitism allegations for calling out Benjamin

Netanyahu and his government officials to stymie efforts to condemn it.

Genuine alliances require mutual respect and the ability to call out wrongdoing and hold those responsible for it. Thus far, our national leaders have sided with unilateral extremism couched in terms of "unwavering support for Israel." One cannot in good faith and in good conscience condemn Putin while turning a blind eye to Netanyahu without exposing themselves to hypocrisy.

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Alexei Navalny's courage will be remembered as one of the most courageous acts in history. 45 will go down as one of the most shameful men in history. Yet, his minions feel compelled to follow his malignant, vicious & damaging agenda to their detriment. It is astonishing to see such blind stupidity gain such a large following. It is alarming and frightening to even imagine the damage he will do if elected.

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