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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    I respect Chomsky's opinion on a number of issues. He did a great job explaining the role America played in Iran. I'd recommend you to that lecture if you haven't heard it already. It'll make...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Niki Proshin. Interesting young man.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG5m_rfebIo
  3. Thread: LlBean

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    Re: LlBean

    Big fan. Now's the time too.
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    What do you think of the Vexler response to Chomsky? Around here Noam is not considered to be objective on this topic. your opinion?

    Also, was that one or two tours you endured in Vietnam?...
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    I’m surprised you volunteered for a second tour under the circumstance
    Thank you for your civility.

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    And I note the rest of you still are unable to offer any real evidence that...
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPo7EUEOrI&t=614s

    Happy New Year in Ukraine,
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    No. we assumed responsibility and acted with hubris and naivety. We thought it would be easy to make them into a market driven economy, a pushover. Certainly you can trace back to the lost...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Please clarify. Do you believe the CIA installed Putin and kept him revved up since Yeltsin? Regarding Chomsky and Ukraine, I think this reflects my view.

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  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    I take it from your reply that you believe Yeltsin’s successor, V.V.Putin, was chosen in Virginia? A neat trick they should duplicate again then. I don’t think you’re quite so naive about how...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    And now the latest farce, plebiscites called for in three days just as Ukraine is knocking on the door of Lyman. A masquerade worthy of Stalin himself. In years to come they will study this moment...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Exactly.
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    Not a perfect ending with perfect justice. Probably still a good idea to enlist Von Braun regardless since rocketry has assumed such significance lately. We hadn’t added much since Goddard and the...
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    D’accord. This reply exposes how naive yet subtle Sand’s line of reasoning is. As if it was the west’s responsibility or even within the realm of possibility to do for post Soviet Russia what was...
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    Re: Natasha’s Adventures

    There doesn’t seem to be another option for western oriented Russians. I suppose if you’re Jewish you can make your way to Israel. Russian emigrees will be a thing again, maybe like post...
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    Re: Natasha’s Adventures

    I know what it feels like to cross an uncomfortable border and how it feels to be culled at the gate. She described it perfectly. She’s an impressive young woman.
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    Natasha’s Adventures

    I thought this was quite a video. Russia, for the vacation of a lifetime.


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=VfDV9E79y_U&feature=share
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    Re: Happy birthday to Joe (SoCal)…

    Y> Joe!
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    The young offer hope. Not all, but many. Remember they know they live in a place where than can be harmed in many ways for critical comments played openly on western media. You might watch a few...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Not all Russians are so easily fooled.

    What does Russia have to offer?
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    These successes speak to agile tactical response at the field officer and even noncom level. This is, at least from our perspective, a surprise breakthrough at a place where fewer forces were...
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    Re: When the Village Sang

    This is fun. I’m a huge Zoila fan. How could you not be?


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=O_aREKpsNM4&feature=share
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    @ LW Baxter: About optimism, I know how you feel. It lifts the heart to see how the Ukrainians have endured through all and more than just bloodied the nose of the invader. Their success brightens...
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    I don’t know, you may be right and they do already have the technology implemented. The longer term problem for them is that their devices rely on chips made in Taiwan. That seems like it could get...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XMrGlP6FcI
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    Desired goods includes parts for machinery, advanced chip sets, automobile spares as well as vehicles, specialized drones and all manner of industrial necessities. Caviar, vodka and blinis they can...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    The exchange rate is favorable for the ruble but Russia is suffering 13.5% inflation and favorable exchange does nothing to make domestic inflation more palatable. Especially when desired goods...
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    My fog doesn’t permit me to make predictions about shorter term goals but there’s cause for optimism. Yea! Assuming the situation reasonably resembles the news I follow tactical developments are...
  28. Re: Who are today's boat illuminati? Today's Gardner, Culler etc?

    118415@David G : Tad Roberts was in Victoria and came aboard our boat this past Saturday. Not exactly a youngster but he’s got some good years and designs yet to go. Local dude so he’s my pick...
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    Re: Vote Forward

    Like button would be pushed…..if we had one.
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    Re: Happy birthday to Hwyl…

    Happy birthday!
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    Re: Common sense again, this time in Ohio...

    Absurd troll by op. Ignoring it is best possible advice. Let this be the last of it. Oz has spoken.
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    Re: The silence of the lambs

    The moron’s whored? Who thinks there aren’t copies of the most critical documents that have already been sold? How would anyone know if they had been copied? They wouldn’t.
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    Re: eff one 2022

    First race I’ve missed this season. It’s hard to get F1 on the hook.

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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Half of the principal of my loans was forgiven because I went into teaching after graduation. And those were gubmint guaranteed low interest rate affairs. I have no objection to seeing the same...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Oh dear. My grandfather always said he’d prefer to give a buck to someone who might not need it than to fail someone who did. As respects this item, I’d agree with him. Hopefully some sensible...
  36. Re: Right-Wing Christian Sect Plotting a Political Takeover

    Christian fundamentalists preside in some places and there’s just no denying that. There is now a trigger law banning all abortions in eleven states and ban the procedure even if the life of the...
  37. Re: Right-Wing Christian Sect Plotting a Political Takeover

    Oh yeah Garret. Just like it!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUdPs0ap3ds

    See what I mean? This fellow preaches about 5 miles from my house. In fairness, Nashville is quite blue. The...
  38. Re: Right-Wing Christian Sect Plotting a Political Takeover

    How fringe they are depends on where you are. From the perspective of Tennessee, they look properly mainstream to me. Have a blessed day buddy!
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    Re: DeSantis = 'Wedge'

    Agreed Ranger. Every one of them a liar and a fake. They bring fresh, supercharged meaning to the term “phony.” Them? I think we all know who they are. Truth is irrelevant in the Red playbook.
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    Re: Another unpopular opinion

    Conclusion: Not such an unpopular opinion after all. There’s a lot more work to do here before even thinking about exporting our brand of greed to space. I think most informed people realize that...
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    I thought she’d escaped them by crossing the border to Estonia. According to the Russians, that is. If indeed she was detained, there is little chance she will be released any time soon regardless...
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    I’ve been waiting to hear Vlad’s initial reaction to Dugina’s assassination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKybsX7K_kU
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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    https://youtu.be/dQ1ZOfb8acg

    Apparently swimming off Malibu beaches puts you closer to great whites than you’d think.
  44. Re: Happy birthday to Margo, Concordia...41

    Happy birthday to a beautiful lady!
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    Re: 700 Pages...

    Exactly so.
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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    Agreed. We really enjoyed it.
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    My post Jeff? Let’s try it this way then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ev8P2gnoQ
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    On the other hand, let’s say she is the wife of an Azov battalion soldier. She’d certainly have reason to take measures and really, Russia plans to have its revenge? What have they been doing...
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    A young Ukrainian woman with her child. From the occupied region, and she left documents in the hotel room……in Moscow…..that prove she’s Azov. If they were actually serious and being uniquely...
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    Re: Ukraine

    It’s how they work. Finding the guilty party is considerably less important than just finding somebody who can be claimed to be guilty.
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