February 18, 2020

Better Take This Seriously



Better Take This Seriously
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“We wanted to draw attention to the problem: a lack of medical masks in pharmacies, the lack of information on the coronavirus. We were not trying to scare our compatriots or laugh at a hot topic. We just set up a social experiment.”

– One of two men in Chelyabinsk charged a fine of R1,000 (approximately $15) each for posting a video on social media in which someone reputedly suffering from the coronavirus escapes from his "handlers" and threatens passersby.

 

Runner-Up Quote of the Week

"Why are all songs about love? ‘Stop the music, my girlfriend is dancing with someone else.’ Ah? Because there is no love. That's why everyone sings these songs. They are going through it. A holiday. There is no love, but there is a holiday."

– Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky in a speech to youth on Valentine’s Day about conflicts in families

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