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  #2976097 1-Oct-2022 20:57
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K8Toledo:

Why sabotage Nordstream when it's not even supplying gas? What's the point?

 

 

The only even vaguely plausible (i.e. non-conspiracy-theory) argument I've seen is that Gazprom avoids having to pay penalties for non-delivery if they're unable to deliver due to a pipeline fault. That's purely hypothetical though given that they wouldn't have paid anyway.

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  #2976098 1-Oct-2022 21:02
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shk292:

Now, they're in the thrall of a deluded psychopath and are spiralling down into 3rd world status.

 

 

They're already there. When I travelled in Russia with a photographer friend in 2007 we were both shocked at how dilapidated and broken everything was, and that was in the western, better-off part of the country. His summary of Russia was that "it's a third-world country that thinks it's a first-world country" (see also my long-ago post about mean and median incomes, where by median income it's an African country). The country it reminded him most of was Mexico.

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  #2976117 1-Oct-2022 21:52
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shk292:

 

It's sad really.  I visited Russia in 98 as part of a NATO task group and it was really encouraging seeing them climbing out of the hole of socialism; we were even making advances towards cooperation with the "Partnership for Peace" thing.  Sure, there was the whole Russian mafia thing going on but there seemed to be glimmers of hope underneath.  St Petersburg was a great place to visit and there was a lot of respect for what they went through in WW2 with the siege - I was glad not to be on the German ship!

 

Now, they're in the thrall of a deluded psychopath and are spiralling down into 3rd world status.  About time they had another revolution or someone gave Putin what he deserves.

 

 

I believe both St Petersburg and Volgograd should be renamed. Especially Volgograd.

 

That this still hasn't happened after all these years actually disgusts me.


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  #2976177 2-Oct-2022 09:16
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Kudos for Germany's support of the Ukraine. They are going to be feeling some serious pain, and yet they have the courage to stand up to Russia. Extremely brave.

I hate to say it but Merkel really screwed the pooch on Germany's energy policy.

in the 2018 President Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly Trump said: “Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course. Here in the Western Hemisphere, we are committed to maintaining our independence from the encroachment of expansionist foreign powers.”

The German delegate openly laughed, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas could be seen smirking alongside.



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  #2976179 2-Oct-2022 09:34
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Kudos Microsoft. Hotmail junk filter caught a malicious attack on me, and Microsoft released a patch 2 weeks ago, a zero day attack.

It was a pretty sophisticated spear-head attack from a Russian. It's a variation of this one.

If you see an email with an attached MSHTML file, don't download it.

Again the Hotmail junk filter caught it. I saved it as text file (.txt) and looked inside, so you don't have to.

If you're posting to this forum, make sure your Windows patching is up-to-date, at least from 15 September.

ThreatPost: MSHTML Flaw Exploited to Attack Russian Dissidents

A spearphishing campaign targeting Russian citizens and government entities that are not aligned with the actions of the Russian government is the latest in numerous threats that have emerged since Russia invaded the Ukraine in February.

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  #2976187 2-Oct-2022 10:32
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K8Toledo: I believe both St Petersburg and Volgograd should be renamed. Especially Volgograd.

Volgograd probably hasn't been done because it's the name of a river and relatively neutral. St Petersburg, what is the reason you want to rename that one?

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  #2976228 2-Oct-2022 12:44
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Reminds me of the US World War II posters "loose lips sinks ships"

Russian Soldier Before And After Mobilization - “Planet Earth is Done! WWIII is Coming!”

Insights from Ukraine and Russia

"You’ll hear a very long interception that consists of several phone calls.

All of them were coming from one person - a Russian soldier who’s in Kherson.

It’s very interesting stuff, since you’ll hear rhetoric of that soldier before mobilization in Russian was announced and after that."


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  #2976373 2-Oct-2022 17:03
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kingdragonfly: Youtube
Germany's Catastrophic Gas Problem

 

I call them dubious - the pipelines were built for the whole of Europe, not just for Germany alone. Why do you think Biden and Johnson stopped imports from Russia (as we did), not because they were not strong buyers? And the rest of Europe? But the main thing is to have a culprit with whom one can make politics in one's interest - not fundamentally wrong information, but highly one-sided and dubious.





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  #2976374 2-Oct-2022 17:10
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But those cursed nazis are not poking their heads over the ramparts.

 

The mother is well informed. She knows what's what.


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  #2976440 2-Oct-2022 19:13
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linw:

 

But those cursed nazis are not poking their heads over the ramparts.

 

 

Because they need their cursed heads to think, not to shoot. What happens when you don't do that has been impressively shown to the world by Trump and Johnson.

 

 





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  #2976476 2-Oct-2022 23:15
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Russian men are literally breaking their arms and legs to avoid conscription.

It's not propaganda, because of course some post videos of the events, and describe in detail before, during, and after what they are doing.

While historically American conservatives had a much easier time evading military drafts

Snopes: Did Ted Nugent Dodge the Draft?

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  #2976732 3-Oct-2022 11:49
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Putin’s claims to Donetsk are news to the residents of newly liberated Lyman.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/02/world/europe/putin-russia-donetsk-lyman.html?smid=url-share

 

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"Ms. Kharkovska greeted a question about having briefly lived in Russia — at least according to the Russian interpretation of events — with a blank stare. Told that Mr. Putin had on Friday declared her town part of Russia, the retiree laughed.

 

“I didn’t hear anything about it,” Ms. Kharkovska said, as she kept an eye on a kettle of buckwheat that was simmering over a campfire, a necessity after months without cooking gas. “I’m in shock,” she said. “Nobody told us anything” on Friday or Saturday as the town changed hands.

 

“It’s funny to me because it recalls a saying: ‘Without me, they married me,’” she added."
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  #2978332 6-Oct-2022 15:12
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This didn't age well:

 





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  #2978383 6-Oct-2022 18:40
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Going back many months... Obviously Russia will win, in 3 weeks. Everyone said it, including the Ukrainian supporters. Took a while, but Russia made many gains. They have a "proper" army, Ukraine didnt. How times change. A dysfunctional military management vs pride. But still, you cannot hope to beat Russia. 

 

Now... Russian military is folding, retreating, running away, unhappy, unfed. Ukraine is developing military skills, pride is as high as ever. Russia has orchestrated an annexation, applicable only to its own school atlases. Signed yesterday into Russian law (oxymoron) If anyone fights or supports in those territories they are fighting Russia. Well those four regions are either under UKR control or are heading that way

 

When this is done and dusted, UKR will be largely levelled. But, it will be a western stronghold, a Wheat Curtain, while Russia will be more isolated.

 

Thats my hope, at least. 


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  #2978384 6-Oct-2022 18:41
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freitasm:

 

This didn't age well:

 

 

 

"I'd Rather Be Rushin'" (away) is in production at the T shirt factory...

 

 

 

 


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