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  #3013126 22-Dec-2022 14:49
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I just watched Zelensky's address to Congress. It was pretty rousing stuff, constantly interrupted by standing ovations. Genuinely historic, very Churchillian. I felt privileged to witness it. He is quite a man!

 

 

 

 





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  #3013132 22-Dec-2022 14:50
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Same here. Very well done.




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  #3013156 22-Dec-2022 16:45
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Just watched it as well. Brilliant and need to wipe an eye!


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  #3013158 22-Dec-2022 17:07
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Tinkerisk: 1925 film Battleship Potemkin


Sound like not much has changed in the Russian military. I'd say another another "Battleship Potemkin" moment is due.

The TakeWas “Battleship Potemkin” Inspired By A True Story?

The directory Eisenstein was supposed to direct a whole series of episodes immortalizing a 1905 workers’ strike, but when that didn’t pan out, the director to decided to make a single film focusing on the real-life Potemkin mutiny. Obviously, Eisenstein took quite a few liberties with the story, but for a piece of political propaganda, Battleship Potemkin (1925) is surprisingly faithful to the real-life events.

The actual Potemkin was a Russian battleship with a crew of somewhere between seven hundred and eight hundred men. As Neal Bascomb points out in his book, Red Mutiny: the True Story of the Battleship Potemkin Mutiny, these guys were living out a pretty miserable existence. The ships were crowded and disgusting, and the sailors only had six hours of R&R each month. And when they actually got off the ship, they were “forbidden to smoke in public, eat in restaurants, attend the theater, ride the tram, or sit in any train compartment other than third-class.”

Making matters even worse, the officers treated the sailors like dogs, and the food was rotten and covered with worms. In fact, this is what sparked the famous mutiny in June 1905. Similar to the film, the crew of the Potemkin refused to eat their borscht since the meat was crawling with maggots. Infuriated, the ship’s captain ordered thirty soldiers executed, and that’s when things got crazy.

Of course, the Potemkin mutiny wasn’t completely spontaneous. A small faction of sailors, led by a Ukrainian named Afanasy Matyushenko (not a character in the film), had been planning a revolution for months. So when the borscht incident went down, the mutineers convinced their fellow sailors to seize the moment and take the ship
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  #3013408 23-Dec-2022 10:12
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How did President Zelensky get to Washington? - BBC News

 

 

With the threat of Russian missiles making air travel over Ukraine too risky, Mr Zelensky appears to have taken a secretive train ride through Ukraine to Poland, where he was spotted early on Wednesday at a railway station in the border town of Przemysl.

 

Not long afterwards, flight data showed a US Air Force Boeing C-40B - thought to be transporting Mr Zelensky - taking off from Rzeszow airport some 80km (50 miles) to the west.

 

The plane headed northwest towards the United Kingdom, but before it entered the airspace above the North Sea, a Nato spy-plane scanned the area. The sea is known to be patrolled by Russian submarines.

 

And a US F-15 fighter jet, which took off from a base in England, escorted Mr Zelensky's flight for part of its journey.

 





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  #3013568 23-Dec-2022 17:22
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Putin wants the war to end...

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2022/12/vladimir-putin-says-he-wants-to-end-ukraine-war-us-says-russian-president-done-nothing-to-show-that.html

 

 

 

Now if only everybody would stop fighting Russia and allow it to win and Russian gets to Keep the Ukraine.

 

Trump would have gone for "The art of the deal"...

 

 

 

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  #3013601 23-Dec-2022 21:00
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sir1963:

Putin wants the war to end...https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2022/12/vladimir-putin-says-he-wants-to-end-ukraine-war-us-says-russian-president-done-nothing-to-show-that.html


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Biden:"All armed conflicts end one way or another with some kind of negotiations on the diplomatic track, Sooner or later, any parties in a state of conflict sit down and make an agreement. The sooner this realization comes to those who oppose us, the better. We have never given up on this."
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Can someone remind me: when did the US formally agreed to an armistice or truce.in the Korean Peninsula?

Also America never agreed to the final terms of World War I.

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  #3013701 23-Dec-2022 22:48
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kingdragonfly: Can someone remind me: when did the US formally agreed to an armistice or truce.in the Korean Peninsula?.

Quoting Wikipedia:

The armistice was signed on 27 July 1953, and was designed to "ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved

There has never been a final peaceful settlement USA didn't want one at the time, Wikipedia has the details, which is exactly why the tensions have remained high ever since. Better than continued hot war, not an actual peace. USA does not recognize DPRK. No diplomatic relations.

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  #3013862 25-Dec-2022 12:13
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Tucker Carlson is a Fox News reporter

Tucker Carlson is to "reporter" as frozen ice pops is to "food'"

The Hill: Tucker Carlson: Lawmakers applauding Zelensky clapped ‘like seals’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday mocked lawmakers who applauded Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his speech before a joint session of Congress, claiming they clapped “like seals.”

“Almost every person in the room clapped like a seal,” Carlson said on his nightly show. “So no matter what that man said — Send me more money; I command you, send me more money; we’re taking care of it the most responsible ways — they applaud, all of them, almost like they have to.”
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  #3013872 25-Dec-2022 13:32
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I would rather be an applauding seal than a sycophantic c*cksucker!

 

 





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  #3013899 25-Dec-2022 16:56
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kingdragonfly: Tucker Carlson is a Fox News reporter

 

 

Technically what Fox News does is parajournalism, not true journalism, where what's conveyed is the opinion of the reporter, not facts.

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  #3013909 25-Dec-2022 17:54
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Fun fact. Source of 40% of Tucker Carlson US$100m annual ad revenue:

Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight's biggest advertiser is My Pillow, which spent more than $40 million on spots during 2019 and 2020. That is about ten times as high as the show's next biggest advertiser and more than the next four sponsors' combined spending.

Biggest customer is happy. There are no problems here.


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  #3013912 25-Dec-2022 18:06
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neb:
kingdragonfly: Tucker Carlson is a Fox News reporter
Technically what Fox News does is parajournalism, not true journalism, where what's conveyed is the opinion of the reporter, not facts.

 

This Göbbels snout worries me much less than the masses listening to this lacquered political parasite!





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  #3013917 25-Dec-2022 18:39
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Its a pretty sad tale. It was about Putins dreams vs Ukraine, now its Putin vs everyone else, with the UKR citizens paying the price. The West wont back down so Putin has no out. Long term, the world, Ukraine citizens and Russian citizens will end up better off, once the futility of one person is ended. One would hope the Russian Federation will pay up (to some degree) Whether they do or dont, UKR is now a West based country. A complete fail by Putin and his cohorts.


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  #3013922 25-Dec-2022 19:15
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Putin/the Russians won't back down either unfortunately. They are convinced they are doing the right thing by "reintergrating" Ukraine back into Russia.




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