Two Pussy Riot Members Released From Prison During Amnesty

The juvenile response to this story is, “They said pussy!” However, the bigger issue is, freedom of speech vs. freedom of religion. In America, where most of US live 😉 They probably would’ve simply been slapped on the wrist, or the bare bottom in this case, and given a ticket.
Pay the fine, and move on.
They had the audacity to express themselves in a country that doesn’t allow that type of expression. What I believe is irrelevant, as the bigger issue is, oppression.
I’m truly glad I live in a country wherein the ability to say things that I don’t necessarily believe in is allowed. At the same time, I want my beliefs respected.
Am I asking too much?

Let me know in the comment section after you read the referenced story.
72 and sunny in Redondo Beach.
Adjust your expectations accordingly….

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Updated: 9:24 a.m. EST

Feminist punk rockers Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova walked free from prison on Monday, months ahead of their scheduled release in March.

Both were imprisoned for “hooliganism” in 2012 for performing a “punk prayer” in a Moscow cathedral in protest to Putin’s ties to the Russian Orthodox church.

Tolokonnikova left a prison colony in the city of Krasnoyarsk, eastern Siberia, on Monday, just hours after Alekhina was freed in another part of the country.

“There is no new Putin,” Tolokonnikova told BuzzFeed, shortly after her release, pushing back against the notion that recent prisoner releases signal a softening tack by the Russian leader. “This is a small step back, but a small one. There are still plenty of people in the jails.”

The members’ imprisonment was largely seen as an effort by Putin to silence myriad forms of dissent sprouting across Russia after the strongman controversially took…

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Announcing “A Great Work”

I don’t know how I came across Jon’s site, however I’m glad that I did. Such a simple concept writing 300 words a day. Anyone can do that, and I’ve done so on more than one occasion. However, I get to write about the entertainment industry.

Jon writes about God. Everyday! Impressive, to say the least. I think I’ll refer everyone to this post when I review it for him on Amazon. That way, I don’t have to write everything twice 😉

300 words a day

300 words will complete 5 years on January 1. Thank you for reading when you do, responding when you do, and encouraging when you do. It’s a humbling thing.

Along the way, a couple people said, “We’d read a 300 words version of the Bible.” I couldn’t figure out how to do that.

This week I’m announcing the first book that feels to me like it fits with the 300 words a day style, without consisting of old posts. 

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A Great Work is my book-length conversation with the book of Nehemiah.

Why Nehemiah? When I started, I thought the book was about doing something big, that it was for people wanting to do that once-in-a-lifetime project.

The more I read and wrote, the more I discovered that Nehemiah isn’t a project management book, or a five easy steps book. This is the memoir of a human who lived a faithful…

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