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For those interested, here are my two most recent pieces, both on the origins of the Covid epidemic that killed perhaps thirty million people around the world and cost our own country $10 trillion dollars, probably the most momentous global event since World War II. The first of these is a lengthy review article summarizing and recapitulating my analysis of the last four years while the second discusses and analyzes two new books on the subject.

In addition, here are several of the podcast interviews I did last week, on a variety of different subjects:

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  1. What will happen to Erdogan?

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    He'll payoff those that control the levers of power (monitor the polling machines), bump off the rest or have them imprisoned, and remain in power. Kind of like in Russia...

    Replies: @songbird

  2. Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @sudden death

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West:

    https://www.rt.com/news/596982-cameron-against-nato-troops-ukraine/

    https://www.rt.com/news/596980-nato-macron-ukraine-war/

    https://apnews.com/article/nato-stoltenberg-ukraine-troops-france-slovakia-5d4ed747861a3c0edb8f922fa36427c2

    Replies: @Beckow, @John Johnson

    , @Mr. Hack
    @sudden death

    These french will feel right at home where french inspired cuisine like vinaigrette and olivye are often included within the daily dining experience in Ukraine. French support is greatly appreciated!

    , @QCIC
    @sudden death

    Leclerc tanks.

    , @AnonfromTN
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.
     
    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson, @Jazman

    , @Mikel
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country
     
    No, they're not.

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects. But it can't convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson. No way. I know enough of them.

    BTW, eventually I decided to abstain in the Basque Parliament elections. I took the time to read the programs of the anti-NATO parties that I was thinking about and I couldn't really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you. However, let's see if they send me the ballots for the European elections. That's a different matter, as Orban has recently reminded.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @sudden death, @Coconuts

    , @Bashibuzuk
    @sudden death

    Now Ukraine is certainly doomed. When was the last time the French won a war?

    Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    , @Negronicus
    @sudden death

    Ain't no nigga and arab fight in no Ukraine so how it be 51%?

  3. Mikhail says: • Website
    @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West:

    https://www.rt.com/news/596982-cameron-against-nato-troops-ukraine/

    https://www.rt.com/news/596980-nato-macron-ukraine-war/

    https://apnews.com/article/nato-stoltenberg-ukraine-troops-france-slovakia-5d4ed747861a3c0edb8f922fa36427c2

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mikhail

    The surveys are manipulated, it depends how you ask the questions. If you ask "would you fight if France is invaded" you will get a lot of 'yes'. But this would be a foreign war, the French are not itching to relive Napoleon's catastrophe, 100k Frenchies who died in Crimea War, or French SS volunteers.

    Kiev is running out of men and nobody is coming. It is a giant IQ test, so far the Euros are beating the wanna-be Euros. Predictably.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    , @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West

    Would you say that Russian men that volunteer for the war are showing intelligence?

    If anything it shows that European countries seem to desire war every so often to prove their machismo.

    Europe has had some of the dumbest wars in human history. Huge and brutal conflicts over the insecurities of European upper class faggotry and height challenged dictators.

    The Chinese and Japanese however may have them beat. The sheer number of Chinese dynasty wars is mind boggling.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  4. @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    These french will feel right at home where french inspired cuisine like vinaigrette and olivye are often included within the daily dining experience in Ukraine. French support is greatly appreciated!

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
  5. @songbird
    What will happen to Erdogan?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    He’ll payoff those that control the levers of power (monitor the polling machines), bump off the rest or have them imprisoned, and remain in power. Kind of like in Russia…

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Mr. Hack

    Was jokingly referring to him suspending trade with Israel. (Though actually do not think it will go unanswered.)

    BTW, very tangential, but I just learned JFK's only grandchild is Jewish. How many presidents does that make in total? Seems like a lot.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

  6. Somebody post their astrological chart so I can do a reading and prove my greatness

    Re NATO direct intervention in Ukraine: I don’t see it. Political will isn’t there for the money or the casualties.

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/france-sends-combat-troops-to-ukraine-battlefront/

    Re. horoscope, I only trust the Chinese one (just kidding).

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  7. @Mikhail
    @sudden death

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West:

    https://www.rt.com/news/596982-cameron-against-nato-troops-ukraine/

    https://www.rt.com/news/596980-nato-macron-ukraine-war/

    https://apnews.com/article/nato-stoltenberg-ukraine-troops-france-slovakia-5d4ed747861a3c0edb8f922fa36427c2

    Replies: @Beckow, @John Johnson

    The surveys are manipulated, it depends how you ask the questions. If you ask “would you fight if France is invaded” you will get a lot of ‘yes’. But this would be a foreign war, the French are not itching to relive Napoleon’s catastrophe, 100k Frenchies who died in Crimea War, or French SS volunteers.

    Kiev is running out of men and nobody is coming. It is a giant IQ test, so far the Euros are beating the wanna-be Euros. Predictably.

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Beckow

    France is invaded on a daily basis. Most French ain’t giving a flying f… about it. Last time I was in Paris, I had an excellent couscous royal in a small Kabyle restaurant not far Le Bataclan where the ISIS sympathizers massacred that Black Metal show attendees. I am pretty sure that many French would agree that having the opportunity to eat some good couscous , tajine or méchoui is worth the disagreement of having les Beurs as neighbours.

    https://youtu.be/5eqaYBR8MUE?feature=shared

    Some contemporary French music to listen to while eating that couscous:

    https://youtu.be/GpnLKcl0s3E?feature=shared

  8. @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    He'll payoff those that control the levers of power (monitor the polling machines), bump off the rest or have them imprisoned, and remain in power. Kind of like in Russia...

    Replies: @songbird

    Was jokingly referring to him suspending trade with Israel. (Though actually do not think it will go unanswered.)

    BTW, very tangential, but I just learned JFK’s only grandchild is Jewish. How many presidents does that make in total? Seems like a lot.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    So where did the Jewish line begin?

    Replies: @songbird

    , @A123
    @songbird

    While there is trade, neither side has critical dependencies on each other. Yes. Erdogan is doing additional damage to the Turkish economy, but this is hardly the largest problem.

    The most significant aggravation for Israel is likely to be cement. Turkey has good raw material availability and cheap Russian hydrocarbons for energy. They are the primary supplier to everyone in the region. Cost will be higher as Israel finds new suppliers. Or, buys Turkish cement via a 3rd country.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

  9. In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    …in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.

    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @QCIC


    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?
     
    As to reasons, you have to ask commies. My guess is that’s because they were not trusted by the top: more Jews and Armenians lived outside of the USSR than in it.

    This was never official (officially all nations were equal), so it was never explained, just generally known.

    Replies: @Another Polish Perspective

    , @AP
    @QCIC


    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    …in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.

    What was the reason for this?
     
    I had a friend in Moscow who was a former FSB officer, who later went corporate (much better pay, he wasn't corrupt enough at his job to support a family).

    He said that when the security organs were staffed by people from such background during Stalin's time, they were too bloody and murderous, and the USSR (and later Russia) didn't want that anymore.

    He also said there was a sort of grudging respect for the Banderist enemies, and that there was a wave of western Ukrainians joining in the 1950s and 1960s. Those people were seen as gifted for such work. That was the person I knew in Russia who ever had anything good to say about Banderists.

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ, @Realhistory43, @Gerard1234

    , @Gerard1234
    @QCIC

    Experience and perception for me was that Armenians were well represented in the military and most other sections of public life. However I think it is correct memory that they were not much at the top level for intelligence and the police.

    For the Jews, Andropov? Though every aspect of his background appears mysterious - impossible KGB did not know of his Jewish background.

    On issue of Armenia :

    1. Always had near non-existent Russian population in Armenian SSR - completely different to every other SSR. I think that's relevant to their low numbers in KGB , together with fact Armenia was given less importance than Azerbaijan (the oil), and Gruzia, which received higher subsidy from Moscow always and had much higher number of top officials working in Moscow.


    2. Deportations of significant number of ethnic Armenians from Gruzian & Azerbaijan SSR into Armenia (vice versa for Azeris from Armenia)

    3. Deportations of Armenians from Crimea during WW2. Also from South Russia after the war. Deported to Altai the most and Kazakhstan, but also the Urals. Those deported-Dashnaks and their families, or other Nazi collaborators and anti-soviets. Every other nationality had same types of people, but with Armenian small population and their well dispersed (historical) communities throughout USSR compared to everyone else other than Russian.... this problem was exacerbated.

    4.Deportations of Armenians from Galicia (strong community there for centuries, also had Uniates equivalent church created ) into Poland post-war.

    5.Transcaucasus SSR established which had plenty, the most Armenians in the siloviki posts compared to the other kavkaz groups . This pattern of Armenian dominance continued in early days of new-made Gruzian & Azerbaijan SSR, until the deportations.

    7 Relative to the small Armenian population, there was mass immigration to Armenian SSR from disputed territories with Turkey and from Iran, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and the entire Middle East from 1920 onwards. That's a lot people with zero connection to the Russian empire

    Deportations (numerous) for differing reasons of a hot-headed ethnicity, is going to create higher chance of people with revenge motivations, or familial connection to somebody like that- not ideal for selection into KGB.

    Immigration of people with unknown motivations and from some states that have been at war or enemy relation with Russia, into. Armenia - again not easy screening process.

    On Jews:

    1. As is well known, as Soviets come into power everything in political, military, intelligence power structures is represented by Latvians especially and Jews. Also in high concentrations are Poles and Germans. Into the late 1920s through 1930s- as Latvia, Poland and Germany become very fascist and further enemy states of USSR, their hyper-representation in Cheka, OGPU, NKVD decreases significantly, but Jews in power remain the same level

    2. In the purges of 1937,38 - lots of the elites killed, including many Jews, which increases Russian representation, but lots of Jews replaced by other Jews.

    3. Khrushchev goes to power, destalinisation- lots of these Jewish elites phased out. From him to end of USSR, power and identity of individual republics increases significantly. Security agencies filled more with Russian and ethnic Republic guys. Not that there isn't still central power, but there is greatly expanded power and control of those running the SSR's - these powers critical to the USSR ending when it did. But point is as powers for ethnic elites increases, Jews who have no SSR, just an oblast with only a fraction of Soviet Jews anyway - not going to have these powers and responsibilities in security/intelligence.

    3. Soviet backing of Arabs in the wars against Israel, large-scale numbers of Jews trying to leave for Israel and for America in the 1970s and 80s. Blood-hungry sections of Pogrom diaspora in US, Jackson-Vanik sanctions

    So I think all that explains why Jews and Armenians less likely to get to top in security. Both are very similar and unique circumstances - the diaspora larger than own state population as mentioned is another. Political & security reasons, not perceived racial characteristics, are reasons for their unofficial banning.
    Only difference is that the Israel equivalent for Armenians is inside another state.

  10. @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    Leclerc tanks.

  11. @songbird
    @Mr. Hack

    Was jokingly referring to him suspending trade with Israel. (Though actually do not think it will go unanswered.)

    BTW, very tangential, but I just learned JFK's only grandchild is Jewish. How many presidents does that make in total? Seems like a lot.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

    So where did the Jewish line begin?

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Mr. Hack

    This is an excellent question for A123.

    Replies: @A123

  12. A123 says: • Website
    @songbird
    @Mr. Hack

    Was jokingly referring to him suspending trade with Israel. (Though actually do not think it will go unanswered.)

    BTW, very tangential, but I just learned JFK's only grandchild is Jewish. How many presidents does that make in total? Seems like a lot.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @A123

    While there is trade, neither side has critical dependencies on each other. Yes. Erdogan is doing additional damage to the Turkish economy, but this is hardly the largest problem.

    The most significant aggravation for Israel is likely to be cement. Turkey has good raw material availability and cheap Russian hydrocarbons for energy. They are the primary supplier to everyone in the region. Cost will be higher as Israel finds new suppliers. Or, buys Turkish cement via a 3rd country.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123

    Speaking of Turks, read recently that Helmut Kohl wanted to reduce their numbers in Germany by half, and that 150,000 were assisted to remigrate under him, in the early '80s which I find pretty surprising. Always vaguely thought of him as a neolib. But perhaps it wasn't his personal initiative.

    https://twitter.com/Martin_Sellner/status/1786097357928448123

  13. @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    • Replies: @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire.
     
    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Nowadays, that is a Russian disadvantage, due to its crumbling and vulnerable infrastructure, and poorly supplied military.

    Hard to imagine that half of young Frenchmen would be willing to fight Russia, but I don't know any young Frenchmen. Are young Gen Z-ers in western Europe getting more martial? I know my very athletic and intelligent young nephew in Poland has gone into the military academy (their West Point).

    Replies: @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mr. XYZ

    , @John Johnson
    @AnonfromTN

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    LOL do you think the French will walk behind Macron's royal sled while wearing 18th century clothing?

    Or do you think French vehicles haven't been tested for subzero weather? Hitler made such blunders and that was against the USSR and not just Russia. The USSR would have collapsed without Ukrainian and Belarusian troops.

    I hate to break it to you but the ego maniac that underestimates the enemy is on the other side this time.

    There is however a valid analogy to Napolean's wars which is that he wasted some his best French troops in his poorly thought out invasion of Spain. He later depended heavily on conscripts that were not as motivated and especially when all the countries of Europe starting aligning against them.

    It's not good for already demoralized troops to see new countries enter the war with top tier soldiers and equipment. The Germans in WW1 found it demoralizing that the US troops were not only well fed and equipped but they also had chocolate and cigarettes. It meant that US industrial power was aimed at them and had excess production if they could provide all their soldiers with luxuries.

    , @Jazman
    @AnonfromTN

    They probably play multiplayer version of Call of Duty . The main problem of the West or Ukies is not even the lag in the quantity and quality of weapons produced, the lag in technology, etc. But the lack of an adequate perception of reality.

  14. @QCIC
    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    ...in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.
     
    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP, @Gerard1234

    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?

    As to reasons, you have to ask commies. My guess is that’s because they were not trusted by the top: more Jews and Armenians lived outside of the USSR than in it.

    This was never official (officially all nations were equal), so it was never explained, just generally known.

    • Replies: @Another Polish Perspective
    @AnonfromTN

    The Armenian Apostolic Church was the favourite church of Jews in Russia in order to convert to Christendom. Reasons given were the relatively strict separation of sexes as well as relatively weak cult of saints there and no icon cult. This is the very old Church which partly claims the mantle of Judeochristianity, its main church in Jerusalem being the Cathedral of St James, sometimes believed to have been the opponent of St Paul..

  15. Nepalese desert Russian military in droves:

    Where are you guys going???? The fun is just getting started.

    They still have 995 ATACMS missiles!!!!

    It’s rude to leave a party early.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  16. @John Johnson
    Nepalese desert Russian military in droves:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkr5mVHp97Q

    Where are you guys going???? The fun is just getting started.

    They still have 995 ATACMS missiles!!!!

    It's rude to leave a party early.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    Of course Comrade.

    The 2.5 week special operation is going as planned. It was always intended to go on for years with videos of Russians in Chinese cross terrain vehicles trying to outrun FPV hunter drones. That's exactly the scenario that MacGregor and Ritter predicted.

    Do you think this video from a Russian soldier is real or fake?

    https://youtu.be/dzJzGf1Klng?t=43

    Replies: @Mikhail

  17. Mikel says:
    @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country

    No, they’re not.

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects. But it can’t convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson. No way. I know enough of them.

    BTW, eventually I decided to abstain in the Basque Parliament elections. I took the time to read the programs of the anti-NATO parties that I was thinking about and I couldn’t really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you. However, let’s see if they send me the ballots for the European elections. That’s a different matter, as Orban has recently reminded.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Mikel


    I couldn’t really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you.
     
    Lesser of two evils = evil. I quit voting years ago.

    I would watch though if they had Trump and Biden do a fitness test. Neither one could do a dead hang for thirty seconds but let's see if either one can make it to fifteen. It is the very least they could do for the public.

    Whatever happened to Musk v. Cocksuckerberg in the octagon? Dana White said it would net a hundred million.
    , @sudden death
    @Mikel


    But it can’t convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson.
     
    You say it as if it's pressingly necessary in order to achieve the goals in defence;) However, there is truth about answers being way different, depending if one is asked to go storming Crimea or just help to guard and patrol borders near Moldova or Belarus, with the latter option really being needed and most likely planned in practice instead of former.
    , @Coconuts
    @Mikel


    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects.
     
    I was watching a spot from France-Inter the other day that reminded me that there is a French version of the Putin-Trump axis. This one involves Putin-Le Pen-Trump or something like that. I suspect that Putin and Russia are useful to progressives as an enemy because they can be identified as white and linked to the populist voters they oppose in their own countries. At the same time by attacking Russia progressives deflect arguments that their immigration/decolonisation and LGBT stance is undermining patriotism within their own nations.

    But they are usually not the kind of people who are ready to do any fighting, I would guess their preference would be to send professional soldiers like the Foreign Legion.

    At the other end of the political spectrum what sudden death was saying also seems to have some truth to it. If the cause was presented as patrolling the Eastern borders to prevent the arrival of more refugees coming via Belarus, or resisting Muslim/African incursions into Ukraine, you would probably be able to find some volunteers. Imo this issue is still obscured by a lot of mainstream politics, but it wouldn't be surprising if it turned out to be the most powerful in terms of mobilising European men.

  18. @Mikel
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country
     
    No, they're not.

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects. But it can't convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson. No way. I know enough of them.

    BTW, eventually I decided to abstain in the Basque Parliament elections. I took the time to read the programs of the anti-NATO parties that I was thinking about and I couldn't really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you. However, let's see if they send me the ballots for the European elections. That's a different matter, as Orban has recently reminded.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @sudden death, @Coconuts

    I couldn’t really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you.

    Lesser of two evils = evil. I quit voting years ago.

    I would watch though if they had Trump and Biden do a fitness test. Neither one could do a dead hang for thirty seconds but let’s see if either one can make it to fifteen. It is the very least they could do for the public.

    Whatever happened to Musk v. Cocksuckerberg in the octagon? Dana White said it would net a hundred million.

  19. AP says:
    @AnonfromTN
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.
     
    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson, @Jazman

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire.

    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Nowadays, that is a Russian disadvantage, due to its crumbling and vulnerable infrastructure, and poorly supplied military.

    Hard to imagine that half of young Frenchmen would be willing to fight Russia, but I don’t know any young Frenchmen. Are young Gen Z-ers in western Europe getting more martial? I know my very athletic and intelligent young nephew in Poland has gone into the military academy (their West Point).

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @AP

    It is hard to imagine many French Gen-whatever young men volunteering to charge machine gun nests in Ukraine but stranger things have happened. We might be able to guess their motivations by looking at the propaganda memes flooding their Twitter feeds 24/7. It may be the men of France are being manipulated enough to herd them off to die.

    One propaganda angle for the puppet masters might be to channel and direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs. I can easily imagine diabolical French (((government agents))) working this psyop tactic. The immigrant bucks will not mind if the last vestige of protection for French women is sent off to die in Ukraine.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    Most of them died due to the climate.
     
    Four reasons why Napoleon/Hitler/whoever else is itching for a fight now did not win the war with Russia: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.
    , @Mr. XYZ
    @AP

    Interestingly enough, if the French will become more akin to Hapsburg-loving European nationalists, then they should become more pro-Ukraine as a part of this process. Those are the kinds of European nationalists that I like.

    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  20. Whatever happened to Musk v. Cocksuckerberg in the octagon?

    You can’t trust anybody’s word these days. I think it was Elon who got cold feet first but I’m sure Zucker wasn’t looking forward to fighting a much bigger guy either. Huge disappointment.

  21. @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    Of course Comrade.

    The 2.5 week special operation is going as planned. It was always intended to go on for years with videos of Russians in Chinese cross terrain vehicles trying to outrun FPV hunter drones. That’s exactly the scenario that MacGregor and Ritter predicted.

    Do you think this video from a Russian soldier is real or fake?

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    You readily believe what the Kiev regime says. I'll feed you by noting that the Nepalese you bring up haven't apparently gone over to the winning Kiev regime side on account of that being fiction. Ritter and Macgregor have been far more on target than Hodges and Petraeus.

    The two below linked videos show that the forever wars concept regarding Russia-Ukraine is disastrous for the Kiev regime and the collective West. For its part, Russia would prefer to end it as soon as reasonably possible. Regardless, it isn't the party losing as much.

    Jacques Baud is a rock star military analyst. He noted a comparison I made on how the Soviet backed Afghan government lasted over two years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, whereas the US supported Afghan regime collapsed within days following the US departure. Recall Biden saying they'd be up to the task to continue on.

    Baud quipped there're too many corporals with four stars. At issue is the ability to best conduct an armed conflict and to know when it's no longer feasible to continue on.

    Another comparison I made noted that it took NATO over two months of bombing Yugoslavia to get the Yugoslavs to the negotiating table. On the other hand, Russia got the Kiev regime to negotiate within a week after the Special Military Operation. A key difference being that the Yugoslavs in 1999 didn't have the prodding of a major superpower to fight on unlike the Kiev regime's situation in 2022 and thereafter.

    Imagine a debate between Baud and the likes of David Petraeus, Mark Hertling, Jack Keane, Ben Hodges and Wesley Clark. Forget about it. In addition to Baud: Daniel Davis, Douglas Macgregor and Scott Ritter aren't chopped liver.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=329725ryqYY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAE4u9p1Je0

  22. @A123
    @songbird

    While there is trade, neither side has critical dependencies on each other. Yes. Erdogan is doing additional damage to the Turkish economy, but this is hardly the largest problem.

    The most significant aggravation for Israel is likely to be cement. Turkey has good raw material availability and cheap Russian hydrocarbons for energy. They are the primary supplier to everyone in the region. Cost will be higher as Israel finds new suppliers. Or, buys Turkish cement via a 3rd country.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

    Speaking of Turks, read recently that Helmut Kohl wanted to reduce their numbers in Germany by half, and that 150,000 were assisted to remigrate under him, in the early ’80s which I find pretty surprising. Always vaguely thought of him as a neolib. But perhaps it wasn’t his personal initiative.

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  23. OK I finished Arnold’s masters thesis on Dugin and his early work and his sources.

    1. No Crowley.

    2. Morning of the Magicians is a style go-by though he does not cite Dugin as citing it. This is the first academic work I have ever seen that referred to Morning of the Magicians.

    3. The early Dugin is described as esoteric edgelord. Herman Wirth and Oera Linda Book are regarded as myth but nevertheless superior prehistoric source material with meaning for here and now.

    4. In two words: Christian Mysticism. Moscow is third Rome and the heart of Russia is the place to be to preserve your sanity and your soul in the inevitable and upcoming eschaton. Also lots of boutique Nazi stuff such as Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke craps all over.

    5. Three books which are not translated into English and ought to be:

    The Ways of the Absolute (1989)
    Mysteries of Eurasia (1991)
    The Metaphysics of the Gospel (1996)

    Send your requests to Arktos!

    Anybody read these books?

    I found the Arnold thesis fascinating.

  24. AP says:
    @QCIC
    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    ...in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.
     
    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP, @Gerard1234

    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    …in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.

    What was the reason for this?

    I had a friend in Moscow who was a former FSB officer, who later went corporate (much better pay, he wasn’t corrupt enough at his job to support a family).

    He said that when the security organs were staffed by people from such background during Stalin’s time, they were too bloody and murderous, and the USSR (and later Russia) didn’t want that anymore.

    He also said there was a sort of grudging respect for the Banderist enemies, and that there was a wave of western Ukrainians joining in the 1950s and 1960s. Those people were seen as gifted for such work. That was the person I knew in Russia who ever had anything good to say about Banderists.

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    @AP

    Interesting that western Ukrainians would work for the corrupt Soviet regime that oppressed them, their families/relatives, and their friends? I guess that they really needed the money and career opportunities, eh? Or were they simply highly unusual for western Ukrainians?

    As for respecting one's enemies, I have no doubt that plenty of Union vets in the ACW respected Confederate vets and vice versa, and that even plenty of Allied WWII vets respected German WWII vets so long as they were not guilty of war crimes.

    BTW, off-topic, but what do you think of Tim Hsiao's argument in favor of the morality of eating dogs? You can go Google it. I'd post a link to it here but for some reason my Paste button on my computer no longer works. I'll have to see how to fix it.

    , @Realhistory43
    @AP

    Why is there so much problem with the banderitas? Even if they collaborated with the Nazis, it was better for non-Jewish Ukrainians than the Soviet regime that turned them into a shithole.

    , @Gerard1234
    @AP


    I had a friend in Moscow who was a former FSB officer
     
    Wow, slow things down, there is a lot of BS in such a small number of words.

    I am not sure what is the most ridiculously idiotic/lie thing in that is-

    1.You in Moscow, LOL
    2. You speaking to a former FSB/KGB officer
    3. The concept of a wakjob like yourself having a friend

    He also said there was a sort of grudging respect for the Banderist enemies
     
    Totally implausible nonsense. The implication from this fantasy that they were good at torturing and so suitable for the job?

    UPA/OUN history - Abysmal fighting skills - acquired zero reputation for fighting skill in WW2. Cowardly actions - most noted for killing and torturing women, children and the elderly, nothing on the battlefield.
    Amusingly did not even attempt in WW2 or in the war against the Soviets ( mostly fighting their "own" people) to fight for "their" cities of Lvov, Ternopol and whatever Ivano-Frankovsk was named. No surprise in that - as they were effectively foreign cities for them , they had no knowledge of the cities to work with LOL.

    2. In a completely pointless war , that they could never win, where the Soviets had effectively given them a Ukrainian state that these homos could only have dreamed of in the 1920-30's , where the Ukrainian population after the mass death in WW2 and destruction have no appetite for another war , where effect of the war was that bad there was zero appetite to fight against the Soviets in Romania, Hungary and Poland.........the Anglo-American sewerslime managed to find some amoeba-brained bydlo deathcult sadists stupid enough and cuckhold enough to do some terrorism against the USSR ( who had just saved the world of course) for a few more years. Just like now - westerners find conveniant idiots fighting pointlessly with guaranteed mass death and kill ratio very high in favour of opposition, zero winning objective.


    3. The degeneracy of UPA banderetards homos is that big, they prefered sodomising eachother in the Kriyivka ( you can ask Mr Hack what that is) all day and night, living in hellish, unhygienic, damp, dark , extremely small space conditions, hiding all day for months, years, occasionally coming out to shoot, throw a grenade or threaten Kolkhoz workers.....before going back to gaying eachother and living an existence much worse than in the trenches, and that you would not wish on anybody. What type of freaks would do that?

    This is interesting as a Ukrop scholar like Mr Hack idealises the Zaporizhian Cossacks as an an all-male living together, all-dancing, all-gay ensemble. Every other Cossack group was family-orientated

    Current ukronazis have much of the beautiful women, that they weren't marrying or having children with anyway - out of the country. They appear in no rush to correct this situation

    Sadist-cuckhold-homo..........the defining ideology and recurring theme of Ukrainian "nationalism" over the centuries.


    And of course, the Ukrainian, Khrushchev mass released about 200000 of them......who then immediately became willing Communist servants.
    They did cause trouble and instigated riots in the Prisons before the release - there was so much of them. Putin a man with great historical perspective, appears to be aware of this and correcting this issue by having as many of them killed as possible on the battlefield

    Anyway - with these pitiful list of limp-wristed, cuckhold activity of ukrop nationalism......it's very unlikely anybody could have any type of respect for them.

    There was no real antagonism towards them though by Soviet people - I have met, and friends of family that were UPA -they either joked about this being UPA territory or were relaxed about openly talking about it without any anti-Soviet squealing or praise for Bandera/Shukheyevich. It's only post-1991 ukronazi nationalism that exacerbated this issue.

    Replies: @AP

  25. @AnonfromTN
    @QCIC


    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?
     
    As to reasons, you have to ask commies. My guess is that’s because they were not trusted by the top: more Jews and Armenians lived outside of the USSR than in it.

    This was never official (officially all nations were equal), so it was never explained, just generally known.

    Replies: @Another Polish Perspective

    The Armenian Apostolic Church was the favourite church of Jews in Russia in order to convert to Christendom. Reasons given were the relatively strict separation of sexes as well as relatively weak cult of saints there and no icon cult. This is the very old Church which partly claims the mantle of Judeochristianity, its main church in Jerusalem being the Cathedral of St James, sometimes believed to have been the opponent of St Paul..

  26. @AnonfromTN
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.
     
    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson, @Jazman

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    LOL do you think the French will walk behind Macron’s royal sled while wearing 18th century clothing?

    Or do you think French vehicles haven’t been tested for subzero weather? Hitler made such blunders and that was against the USSR and not just Russia. The USSR would have collapsed without Ukrainian and Belarusian troops.

    I hate to break it to you but the ego maniac that underestimates the enemy is on the other side this time.

    There is however a valid analogy to Napolean’s wars which is that he wasted some his best French troops in his poorly thought out invasion of Spain. He later depended heavily on conscripts that were not as motivated and especially when all the countries of Europe starting aligning against them.

    It’s not good for already demoralized troops to see new countries enter the war with top tier soldiers and equipment. The Germans in WW1 found it demoralizing that the US troops were not only well fed and equipped but they also had chocolate and cigarettes. It meant that US industrial power was aimed at them and had excess production if they could provide all their soldiers with luxuries.

    • LOL: Mikhail
  27. Mikhail says: • Website
    @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Only well substantiated enough for a moron to uncritically believe.

    Of course Comrade.

    The 2.5 week special operation is going as planned. It was always intended to go on for years with videos of Russians in Chinese cross terrain vehicles trying to outrun FPV hunter drones. That's exactly the scenario that MacGregor and Ritter predicted.

    Do you think this video from a Russian soldier is real or fake?

    https://youtu.be/dzJzGf1Klng?t=43

    Replies: @Mikhail

    You readily believe what the Kiev regime says. I’ll feed you by noting that the Nepalese you bring up haven’t apparently gone over to the winning Kiev regime side on account of that being fiction. Ritter and Macgregor have been far more on target than Hodges and Petraeus.

    The two below linked videos show that the forever wars concept regarding Russia-Ukraine is disastrous for the Kiev regime and the collective West. For its part, Russia would prefer to end it as soon as reasonably possible. Regardless, it isn’t the party losing as much.

    Jacques Baud is a rock star military analyst. He noted a comparison I made on how the Soviet backed Afghan government lasted over two years after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, whereas the US supported Afghan regime collapsed within days following the US departure. Recall Biden saying they’d be up to the task to continue on.

    Baud quipped there’re too many corporals with four stars. At issue is the ability to best conduct an armed conflict and to know when it’s no longer feasible to continue on.

    Another comparison I made noted that it took NATO over two months of bombing Yugoslavia to get the Yugoslavs to the negotiating table. On the other hand, Russia got the Kiev regime to negotiate within a week after the Special Military Operation. A key difference being that the Yugoslavs in 1999 didn’t have the prodding of a major superpower to fight on unlike the Kiev regime’s situation in 2022 and thereafter.

    Imagine a debate between Baud and the likes of David Petraeus, Mark Hertling, Jack Keane, Ben Hodges and Wesley Clark. Forget about it. In addition to Baud: Daniel Davis, Douglas Macgregor and Scott Ritter aren’t chopped liver.

  28. @Mikhail
    @sudden death

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West:

    https://www.rt.com/news/596982-cameron-against-nato-troops-ukraine/

    https://www.rt.com/news/596980-nato-macron-ukraine-war/

    https://apnews.com/article/nato-stoltenberg-ukraine-troops-france-slovakia-5d4ed747861a3c0edb8f922fa36427c2

    Replies: @Beckow, @John Johnson

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West

    Would you say that Russian men that volunteer for the war are showing intelligence?

    If anything it shows that European countries seem to desire war every so often to prove their machismo.

    Europe has had some of the dumbest wars in human history. Huge and brutal conflicts over the insecurities of European upper class faggotry and height challenged dictators.

    The Chinese and Japanese however may have them beat. The sheer number of Chinese dynasty wars is mind boggling.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    France hasn't been attacked. Donbass and pro-Russian people in other parts of the former Ukrainian SSR aren't something that many Russians in Russia can easily put aside, especially given the sinister manner of those EuroAtlantic geostrategic elements seeing the Kiev regime as a pawn in a proxy war against Russia.

    https://www.rt.com/news/596995-italy-scolds-macron-ukraine/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzdq3ohA5LA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o03LZsWmpMw

  29. @Mr. Hack
    @songbird

    So where did the Jewish line begin?

    Replies: @songbird

    This is an excellent question for A123.

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird

    As an act of medical compassion, I have had the mentally ill Mr. Hack on my blocked commenters list for many months. He needs psychiatric care and medication.

    If it is a genuine question, you should re ask it. However, the chances of Hack stumbling on an interrogative of probative value is quite small.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  30. Mikhail says: • Website
    @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Rather surprising high number on the idiot factor in France, with good reason to second guess. Note these counter views from within the collective West

    Would you say that Russian men that volunteer for the war are showing intelligence?

    If anything it shows that European countries seem to desire war every so often to prove their machismo.

    Europe has had some of the dumbest wars in human history. Huge and brutal conflicts over the insecurities of European upper class faggotry and height challenged dictators.

    The Chinese and Japanese however may have them beat. The sheer number of Chinese dynasty wars is mind boggling.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    France hasn’t been attacked. Donbass and pro-Russian people in other parts of the former Ukrainian SSR aren’t something that many Russians in Russia can easily put aside, especially given the sinister manner of those EuroAtlantic geostrategic elements seeing the Kiev regime as a pawn in a proxy war against Russia.

    https://www.rt.com/news/596995-italy-scolds-macron-ukraine/

  31. @Mikel
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country
     
    No, they're not.

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects. But it can't convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson. No way. I know enough of them.

    BTW, eventually I decided to abstain in the Basque Parliament elections. I took the time to read the programs of the anti-NATO parties that I was thinking about and I couldn't really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you. However, let's see if they send me the ballots for the European elections. That's a different matter, as Orban has recently reminded.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @sudden death, @Coconuts

    But it can’t convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson.

    You say it as if it’s pressingly necessary in order to achieve the goals in defence;) However, there is truth about answers being way different, depending if one is asked to go storming Crimea or just help to guard and patrol borders near Moldova or Belarus, with the latter option really being needed and most likely planned in practice instead of former.

  32. Watched Parenthood (1989) about a week back.

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    Thought the opening song must be performed by a black man but actually it sung by this guy:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman

    Newman endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012 and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.

    I am very puritanical, and I thought there were a number or scenes that were too crass for a family-themed film. Anything in a Hollywood context, I immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts. (But I thought the main creators were family men?) But put that aside.

    One scene I thought was interesting for how politically incorrect it was. The ne’er-do-well brother returns and he has a little mulatto child, which he surprises everyone with, and there are strong implications that only a stupid man with loose morals would race mix with blacks, although it is later walked back a bit with everyone welcoming the child. Though the father himself is never redeemed.

    If you count Keanu, there is possibly a pro race-mixing message overall. I also thought one dialogue about abortion seemed subversive, even though there was no abortion.

    What I think makes the film quite notable is how many of the characters had babies. Was it three or four? Must be the most of any movie I recall seeing. In that way it could probably be considered pro-natalist. And promoting extended kin networks.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @songbird


    immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts
     
    Has anybody ever tried to do comparative inquiry what are proportions of that between figuratively "creative" and "ordinary" jobs/proffesions?

    Do mean that relatively out of ten best known UK mainstream boomer singers at least 33% were homo (G.Michael/E.John/F.Mercury) while in general boomer ordinary population probably 4-5% at most were such? Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative "homo gene" and performative/creative abilities?

    Replies: @songbird

    , @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    The Los Angeles Dodgers play Randy Newman "I Love L.A." during the seventh inning stretch. MTV loved his video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcADqxnQA_4

    The fourth line has the word "eskimos" which I learned in corporate diversity class is a slur. Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us "of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?"

    Anyway the Dodgers corporation playing the song was after the first class so they must have had different consultants.

    Replies: @songbird

    , @QCIC
    @songbird

    Randy Newman apparently was a major influence on John Johnson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8UVBgUd9GE

  33. You readily believe what the Kiev regime says.

    I didn’t source Kiev.

    Warthog is an independent source and they pick up Russian videos from Telegram.

    So you think that video is fake?

    I’ll feed you by noting that the Nepalese you bring up haven’t apparently gone over to the winning Kiev regime side on account of that being fiction.

    I don’t see Ukraine offering matching contracts for international mercenaries. Russia offers payments to anyone that joins. I think it makes sense for Ukraine to counter-offer but I have only seen cases where they tried to buy off Wagner associates.

    I view the war as a stalemate with death and the US defense industry as the only clear winners at this time. But more importantly mercenaries don’t pick a side based on who is winning. It is a factor but they are primarily there for the income. Prigozhin fought on the Russian side with his private army and he offered to sell out Russian military positions for cash. Money can obviously be the motivating factor.

    Ritter and Macgregor have been far more on target than Hodges and Petraeus.

    Not at all. Petraeus did not repeat monthly claims about Russia’s impending doom. Go and try to source such claims.

    Ritter in fact claimed the war was over when it started. His articles from 2 years ago on how Ukraine was down to the last man have been scrubbed. If anyone wants I’m sure his hilarious predictions can be found using the wayback machine for RT.news. His youtube videos are scrubbed but he can’t control the wayback machine.

    Ritter went and further embarrassed himself over his predictions of a huge battle for the IDF and Hamas. Nothing he said came true. He sells copium by the ounce to Jew haters. That is his core audience which actually does not include you. He makes videos from what look like his parent’s house and his audience hates Jews more than they like thinking critically. You would in fact be rejected by his core audience for not believing the war is one giant Jewish conspiracy.

    I really don’t care if you want to find other pro-Russian sources and in fact that would be a welcomed change. Ritter and MacGregor are oversourced at Unz and so is the homosexual Judge who was kicked from Fox News over sexually harassing male employees. Please do find new sources that don’t have some weird sexual history like Ritter and Judge Nap. I think people that sexually harass in the workplace should not be treated as valid sources. I’ve seen it first hand and I think it is gross. They should not be given a new chance after trying to grope employees. That disgusting homosexual troll should be cleaning floors at an adult theater.

    • Replies: @Pastit
    @John Johnson

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson

    , @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap's case, he was never charged.

    I value their input on the intended subject matter. On that premise, they're much better than the goody two shoes moron who uncritically spins BS.

    I've mentioned Jacques Baud and Daniel Davis. Tony Shaffer is pretty much in line with them, even though he has a kind of tourette syndrome, where he periodically will flippantly say Putin is a thug, which is quite a relative comment to make on his part.

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean. Hodges is especially pathetic.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  34. @songbird
    Watched Parenthood (1989) about a week back.
    Thought the opening song must be performed by a black man but actually it sung by this guy:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman

    Newman endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012 and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.
     
    I am very puritanical, and I thought there were a number or scenes that were too crass for a family-themed film. Anything in a Hollywood context, I immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts. (But I thought the main creators were family men?) But put that aside.

    One scene I thought was interesting for how politically incorrect it was. The ne'er-do-well brother returns and he has a little mulatto child, which he surprises everyone with, and there are strong implications that only a stupid man with loose morals would race mix with blacks, although it is later walked back a bit with everyone welcoming the child. Though the father himself is never redeemed.

    If you count Keanu, there is possibly a pro race-mixing message overall. I also thought one dialogue about abortion seemed subversive, even though there was no abortion.

    What I think makes the film quite notable is how many of the characters had babies. Was it three or four? Must be the most of any movie I recall seeing. In that way it could probably be considered pro-natalist. And promoting extended kin networks.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC

    immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts

    Has anybody ever tried to do comparative inquiry what are proportions of that between figuratively “creative” and “ordinary” jobs/proffesions?

    Do mean that relatively out of ten best known UK mainstream boomer singers at least 33% were homo (G.Michael/E.John/F.Mercury) while in general boomer ordinary population probably 4-5% at most were such? Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative “homo gene” and performative/creative abilities?

    • Replies: @songbird
    @sudden death


    Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative “homo gene” and performative/creative abilities?
     
    Some believe that schizophrenia (which is linked to homosexuality) loads towards creativity. Others believe that gayness creates an IQ advantage, not across the board, but in terms of the right tail of the curve. (I think kirkegaard did a post about it.). But even if they are both right, I don't think that would explain it. Perhaps, engaging in risky activities has some sort of carryover? As well as having no family.

    IMO, there is something going on beyond gays. Outside promotion, perhaps, related to perceived political alignment.

    Am not sure about the scope or form. It is not necessarily all a blackmail operation. But there definitely seem organized parts of it. (See all the allegations about Puff Daddy. And there are many similar stories about Hollywood. How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted? How many needed to play gay roles?)

    Perhaps, they are trying to feminize men. Or promoting gays is just a way to encourage loose sexual mores. Even if gays were more creative in theory, I don't think that would explain why they are put front and center, and what they create isn't repackaged or filtered. Of course, there are pressure groups now, but does that really explain someone like Boy George back in the early '80s?

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  35. @songbird
    Watched Parenthood (1989) about a week back.
    Thought the opening song must be performed by a black man but actually it sung by this guy:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman

    Newman endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012 and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.
     
    I am very puritanical, and I thought there were a number or scenes that were too crass for a family-themed film. Anything in a Hollywood context, I immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts. (But I thought the main creators were family men?) But put that aside.

    One scene I thought was interesting for how politically incorrect it was. The ne'er-do-well brother returns and he has a little mulatto child, which he surprises everyone with, and there are strong implications that only a stupid man with loose morals would race mix with blacks, although it is later walked back a bit with everyone welcoming the child. Though the father himself is never redeemed.

    If you count Keanu, there is possibly a pro race-mixing message overall. I also thought one dialogue about abortion seemed subversive, even though there was no abortion.

    What I think makes the film quite notable is how many of the characters had babies. Was it three or four? Must be the most of any movie I recall seeing. In that way it could probably be considered pro-natalist. And promoting extended kin networks.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC

    The Los Angeles Dodgers play Randy Newman “I Love L.A.” during the seventh inning stretch. MTV loved his video.

    The fourth line has the word “eskimos” which I learned in corporate diversity class is a slur. Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us “of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?”

    Anyway the Dodgers corporation playing the song was after the first class so they must have had different consultants.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    MTV loved his video.
     
    Wow, the past is a different country. Interesting demographic presentation.

    To judge the song critically: it sounds a bit insipid. "I love street A; I love street B..." Sort of like a road atlas. But I guess a lot of songs are like that, especially songs about cities.

    Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us “of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?”
     
    once knew a girl who was an Eskimo, and she did also use that word and in fact made (not very good) jokes about being one. She seemed pretty easy-going. Thought I got along pretty well with her.

    I wonder whether Eskimos might in some way be better off than Indians and so not as resentful, but I don't want to judge the Red Man too harshly as my personal observations mostly come from a certain political context, which wouldn't be a flattering filter for anyone. (Required Diversity class)

    One of these chatbots got mad at me for using the word "squaw". But I like how it is one syllable. Totally forget the context.

    Replies: @Philip Owen

  36. A123 says: • Website
    @songbird
    @Mr. Hack

    This is an excellent question for A123.

    Replies: @A123

    As an act of medical compassion, I have had the mentally ill Mr. Hack on my blocked commenters list for many months. He needs psychiatric care and medication.

    If it is a genuine question, you should re ask it. However, the chances of Hack stumbling on an interrogative of probative value is quite small.

    PEACE 😇

    • LOL: songbird
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @A123

    I was able to stumble upon the fact that your idol and superman Trump gave Representative Johnson the go ahead TO bring the 61 billion Ukraine Defense Aid Bill to the floor and was passed immediately with a healthy margin. Go figure, Congress misnamed this law, because as we all know, according to kremlnstoogeA123, Ukraine is waging an offensive war against Russia, not a defensive one.

    https://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/TrumpMikeJohnsonMW-600x565.png
    Ever since Trump recently betrayed kremlinstoogeA123's belief system, the stooge has become the laughing stock of this blog site. Unfortunately, the only way that he's been able to live this one down is to increase his proclivities to huff the bag. Poor guy, he really could have been somebody. :-(

    https://media1.tenor.com/m/HFRJAu4bR8kAAAAd/airplane-sniffing.gif
    kremlintoogeA123 after he learns that Trump got on the Ukrainian "defense" bill bandwagon...

    Replies: @QCIC

  37. @John Johnson
    You readily believe what the Kiev regime says.

    I didn't source Kiev.

    Warthog is an independent source and they pick up Russian videos from Telegram.

    So you think that video is fake?

    I’ll feed you by noting that the Nepalese you bring up haven’t apparently gone over to the winning Kiev regime side on account of that being fiction.

    I don't see Ukraine offering matching contracts for international mercenaries. Russia offers payments to anyone that joins. I think it makes sense for Ukraine to counter-offer but I have only seen cases where they tried to buy off Wagner associates.

    I view the war as a stalemate with death and the US defense industry as the only clear winners at this time. But more importantly mercenaries don't pick a side based on who is winning. It is a factor but they are primarily there for the income. Prigozhin fought on the Russian side with his private army and he offered to sell out Russian military positions for cash. Money can obviously be the motivating factor.

    Ritter and Macgregor have been far more on target than Hodges and Petraeus.

    Not at all. Petraeus did not repeat monthly claims about Russia's impending doom. Go and try to source such claims.

    Ritter in fact claimed the war was over when it started. His articles from 2 years ago on how Ukraine was down to the last man have been scrubbed. If anyone wants I'm sure his hilarious predictions can be found using the wayback machine for RT.news. His youtube videos are scrubbed but he can't control the wayback machine.

    Ritter went and further embarrassed himself over his predictions of a huge battle for the IDF and Hamas. Nothing he said came true. He sells copium by the ounce to Jew haters. That is his core audience which actually does not include you. He makes videos from what look like his parent's house and his audience hates Jews more than they like thinking critically. You would in fact be rejected by his core audience for not believing the war is one giant Jewish conspiracy.

    I really don't care if you want to find other pro-Russian sources and in fact that would be a welcomed change. Ritter and MacGregor are oversourced at Unz and so is the homosexual Judge who was kicked from Fox News over sexually harassing male employees. Please do find new sources that don't have some weird sexual history like Ritter and Judge Nap. I think people that sexually harass in the workplace should not be treated as valid sources. I've seen it first hand and I think it is gross. They should not be given a new chance after trying to grope employees. That disgusting homosexual troll should be cleaning floors at an adult theater.

    Replies: @Pastit, @Mikhail

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Pastit

    Anonymous punks carry on in that way.

    , @John Johnson
    @Pastit

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    I am misinformed about what? The Nap getting booted at Fox for sexually harassing male employees?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano Ousted by Fox News Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
    https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/judge-andrew-napolitano-ousted-fox-news-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-1235033101/

    He has multiple accusations including trying to grope a male waiter in a bathroom.

    Fox News Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano Accused of Sexual Assault and Attempted Rape in Second Lawsuit
    https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/fox-news-judicial-analyst-andrew-napolitano-accused-of-sexual-assault-and-attempted-rape-in-second-lawsuit/

    So where I am misinformed? Do you think this is all a conspiracy against him? How many times have you been accused of trying to grope men?

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ

  38. A123 says: • Website

    Anti-Semite Biden’s Hamas Resupply Pier encounters more difficulties: (1)

    “The partially built pier and military vessels involved in its construction have moved to the Port of Ashdod, where assembly will continue, and will be completed prior to the emplacement of the pier in its intended location when sea states subside,” CENTCOM said in a statement.

    So now the US personnel constructing it have moved to Israel. Presumably once the floating pier is completed it will be moved by sea back to the northern Gaza coast in preparation for maritime aid deliveries.

    And, the Muslim attack on it has drawn Congressional notice.

    Just last week a visiting delegation of UN officials came under mortar fire from Palestinian militants. Hamas has further warned that any foreign military presence on Gaza soil will come under attack.

    * * *

    Below is more from the tense Congressional exchange:

    Gaetz: This is a very telling moment, Mr. Secretary, because you’ve said something that’s quite possible, that could happen, right? Shots from Gaza on our service members, and then the response our armed service members shooting live fire into Gaza. That is a possible outcome here so that we can become the Port Authority and run this pier. Right?

    Austin: That’s correct. And I expect that we will always have the ability to protect themselves.

    Gaetz: Don’t you think that counts as boots on the ground? President Biden told the country that we weren’t going to have boots on the ground in Gaza.

    Austin: And we won’t

    Gaetz: Okay, but you guys parse the distinction between… Like when Americans think boots on the ground, they think Americans in harm’s way or engaged actively in a conflict. You guys seem to be sort of saying that boots on a pier, connected to the ground, connected to service members shooting into Gaza doesn’t count as boots on the ground?

    Austin: It does not.

    Gaetz: I think you’re gonna find the American people have a different perspective on that. And if we’re gonna have people shooting into Gaza, we probably should have a vote on that, pursuant to our war powers.

    Everyone serious sees that the Veggie-In-Chief is putting troops in harms way to curry votes in Michigan. The desperation is almost tangible.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇
    ______________________

    (1) https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/gaza-pier-delayed-over-rough-seas-pentagon-calls-project-extremely-challenging

  39. Battle of the Nations
    Poland Belarus

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    3 hours, 3rd set tie breaker. Number one against number two. This was the biggest WTA match of 2024 so far.

    There were a lot of empty seats. Tennis fans of Madrid are a bunch of sexist pigs or something. Do the Spanish have proper jargon for sexist pig?

    Google translate says cerdo sexista. Do people in Madrid actually say this?

  40. Isn’t Yahya around anymore?
    I am thinking again about going to Egypt…
    Now (May) or October, what are chances of war in October..?

  41. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    The Los Angeles Dodgers play Randy Newman "I Love L.A." during the seventh inning stretch. MTV loved his video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcADqxnQA_4

    The fourth line has the word "eskimos" which I learned in corporate diversity class is a slur. Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us "of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?"

    Anyway the Dodgers corporation playing the song was after the first class so they must have had different consultants.

    Replies: @songbird

    MTV loved his video.

    Wow, the past is a different country. Interesting demographic presentation.

    To judge the song critically: it sounds a bit insipid. “I love street A; I love street B…” Sort of like a road atlas. But I guess a lot of songs are like that, especially songs about cities.

    Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us “of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?”

    once knew a girl who was an Eskimo, and she did also use that word and in fact made (not very good) jokes about being one. She seemed pretty easy-going. Thought I got along pretty well with her.

    I wonder whether Eskimos might in some way be better off than Indians and so not as resentful, but I don’t want to judge the Red Man too harshly as my personal observations mostly come from a certain political context, which wouldn’t be a flattering filter for anyone. (Required Diversity class)

    One of these chatbots got mad at me for using the word “squaw”. But I like how it is one syllable. Totally forget the context.

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
    @songbird

    In Alaska, Eskimo is just fine. Inuit is a Canadian thing, then there are Chuchki of course.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  42. Should you wish to invade the UK, this weekend is your chance. The Army plays the Navy at rugby. The result is immaterial. The drinking started at kickoff (2 pm) and continues until Monday night as Monday is a public holiday. Obviously military readiness on Tuesday may not be fantastic. You might think that the defence of the country is in the hands of the RAF but they don’t work weekends.

    • Replies: @Gerard1234
    @Philip Owen


    The drinking started at kickoff (2 pm) and continues until Monday night as Monday is a public holiday. Obviously military readiness on Tuesday may not be fantastic. You might think that the defence of the country is in the hands of the RAF but they don’t work weekends.
     
    LOL - didn't one of RAF "Ace" pilot mass murder alot of innocent civilians during an airshow by doing an idiotic aerobatics loop using a Hawker Hunter, above and parallel (!!!) to a main road, killing 20 or something like that?
    How their reputation has fallen since WW2.

    We don't have much to worry about if scum like that is their "best" and training their next section of "best". Even an Estonian wouldn't be stupid enough to fly like that.


    Like the standard morally and of course financially corrupt British "elite" cockroach - he cheated his way out of justice and did not get ANY jail time for manslaughter or something like that ,if I read correctly at the time about 7 years ago. Looking at the videos - the plane was nose-up and so in climbing phase of the loop, so he obviously was conscious and in control of plane - but he ran out of altitude because of the stupidity of the maneuver.

    How he survived is a mystery - the cockpit fracturing-off from the rest of the body that then becomes a fireball...presumably plenty of other crashes of military aircraft of that size and function crashing nose-up trying to gain altitude, but not heard of the pilot within the separated cockpit surviving like that.

    Similar to yourself - a total shitbag, compulsive liar, overpromoted, cheats justice ( for you would of course be a bullet in your- cursed in- hell fleabrain)..... different to you - most probably he was not some failure businessman and 70 year old incel , does not lie so much when in possesion of good data - starts with you lying on simple things such as meat and egg production in Russia......increases to the idiotic constant excrement on SMO and other things that a POS as yourself habitually lies about - as evidenced just on this thread alone.

    In many ways he is typical anglo-scumbag working against Russia in SMO.
  43. QCIC says:
    @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire.
     
    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Nowadays, that is a Russian disadvantage, due to its crumbling and vulnerable infrastructure, and poorly supplied military.

    Hard to imagine that half of young Frenchmen would be willing to fight Russia, but I don't know any young Frenchmen. Are young Gen Z-ers in western Europe getting more martial? I know my very athletic and intelligent young nephew in Poland has gone into the military academy (their West Point).

    Replies: @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mr. XYZ

    It is hard to imagine many French Gen-whatever young men volunteering to charge machine gun nests in Ukraine but stranger things have happened. We might be able to guess their motivations by looking at the propaganda memes flooding their Twitter feeds 24/7. It may be the men of France are being manipulated enough to herd them off to die.

    One propaganda angle for the puppet masters might be to channel and direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs. I can easily imagine diabolical French (((government agents))) working this psyop tactic. The immigrant bucks will not mind if the last vestige of protection for French women is sent off to die in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs.
     
    They don't have to work too hard. The accumulated frustration has to be directed somewhere. The best choice - maybe the only choice - are the Slavs. We are too white, too European, and there are too many of us. And there are the historical hatred that can be easily revived, as AP tells us 'if not for the bad weather...", oh, what could have been! (Mostly, we wouldn't be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve - the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)

    POCs as the special people are out of question by definition, migrants are sacred, the LGBTQ weirdos are too powerful and interspersed widely in the society. The rich are traditionally untouchable - plus they orchestrate it behind the scene and there is that "horrible socialist" meme they can always throw at any malcontents.

    Basically if someone has to be targeted it is either the broader Slavs, or to start with the narrower Slavs meaning the Russians. The Frenchies are coming with guns and higher culture...it will be fun. Let the games begin.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Coconuts

  44. @sudden death
    @songbird


    immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts
     
    Has anybody ever tried to do comparative inquiry what are proportions of that between figuratively "creative" and "ordinary" jobs/proffesions?

    Do mean that relatively out of ten best known UK mainstream boomer singers at least 33% were homo (G.Michael/E.John/F.Mercury) while in general boomer ordinary population probably 4-5% at most were such? Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative "homo gene" and performative/creative abilities?

    Replies: @songbird

    Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative “homo gene” and performative/creative abilities?

    Some believe that schizophrenia (which is linked to homosexuality) loads towards creativity. Others believe that gayness creates an IQ advantage, not across the board, but in terms of the right tail of the curve. (I think kirkegaard did a post about it.). But even if they are both right, I don’t think that would explain it. Perhaps, engaging in risky activities has some sort of carryover? As well as having no family.

    IMO, there is something going on beyond gays. Outside promotion, perhaps, related to perceived political alignment.

    Am not sure about the scope or form. It is not necessarily all a blackmail operation. But there definitely seem organized parts of it. (See all the allegations about Puff Daddy. And there are many similar stories about Hollywood. How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted? How many needed to play gay roles?)

    Perhaps, they are trying to feminize men. Or promoting gays is just a way to encourage loose sexual mores. Even if gays were more creative in theory, I don’t think that would explain why they are put front and center, and what they create isn’t repackaged or filtered. Of course, there are pressure groups now, but does that really explain someone like Boy George back in the early ’80s?

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird


    How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted?
     
    First order approximation: all of them.

    Hollywood is that screwed up.

    Replies: @QCIC

  45. @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    Now Ukraine is certainly doomed. When was the last time the French won a war?

    • Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Bashibuzuk

    Technical, since the Vichy has ceased to exist by March 1945, the last major Allies surrender in WWII was here 明号作戦 Meigōsakusen Operation Code Bright.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Hanoi1945.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_coup_d'état_in_French_Indochina

    After WWII, remaining Japanese soldiers helped train the Viet Minh that threw out the French at Dien Bien Phu.

    That said, the French have the glorious military record in Europe and shouldn't be discounted.

    On the Imperial Line, what songbird wrote, the early periods were largely mythical and based on Chinese records. There is a Japanese myth that the emperor descended from a Chinese explorer

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/La_expedici%C3%B3n_de_Xu_Fu%2C_por_Utagawa_Kuniyoshi.jpg
    Xu Fu goes on a voyage in search of the elixir of immortality (illustrated by Kuniyoshi Utagawa)

    One of oldest noble clans 秦氏 is named after the first unified Chinese, 秦 Qin dynasty

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Yantra-shatkona.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hata_clan

    During their period of colonization, a number of origin theories were proposed, including even this one

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese-Jewish_common_ancestry_theory

    But generally speaking the most plausible theory is a common origin with Koreans and Manchus. And they took actions to that effect, the Imperial family arranged marriages with the Korean king and Qing imperial family.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  46. @songbird
    @sudden death


    Might there be any genetic correlation between figurative “homo gene” and performative/creative abilities?
     
    Some believe that schizophrenia (which is linked to homosexuality) loads towards creativity. Others believe that gayness creates an IQ advantage, not across the board, but in terms of the right tail of the curve. (I think kirkegaard did a post about it.). But even if they are both right, I don't think that would explain it. Perhaps, engaging in risky activities has some sort of carryover? As well as having no family.

    IMO, there is something going on beyond gays. Outside promotion, perhaps, related to perceived political alignment.

    Am not sure about the scope or form. It is not necessarily all a blackmail operation. But there definitely seem organized parts of it. (See all the allegations about Puff Daddy. And there are many similar stories about Hollywood. How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted? How many needed to play gay roles?)

    Perhaps, they are trying to feminize men. Or promoting gays is just a way to encourage loose sexual mores. Even if gays were more creative in theory, I don't think that would explain why they are put front and center, and what they create isn't repackaged or filtered. Of course, there are pressure groups now, but does that really explain someone like Boy George back in the early '80s?

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted?

    First order approximation: all of them.

    Hollywood is that screwed up.

    • Agree: songbird, QCIC
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    A good baseline assumption is that any name actor is gay, despite any convincing public persona created by press agents. The persona of the actor may include a spouse, kids and attractive heterosexual lovers all of whom can be hired from central casting. My perspective is simply based on exposés which periodically turn up along with all the widely discussed contradictions around these people. Some hold to the notion that being gay is a requirement to be a successful Hollywood actor. This might jive with the common view that many attractive and competent actors cannot get work when they seek the bright lights of LA. The unspoken explanation for their lack of roles is they are not gay.

    My theory is the standard acting job requirement is being both gay and Jewish, though being a goy hermaphrodite may get you to the head of the line. I think being from a wealthy connected family can help as well. I wonder if sexual reassignment surgery is blurring the lines a bit since this may qualify an actor as hermaphrodite in some esoteric framework which these Hollywood creeps follow (producers and directors).

  47. @Greasy William
    Somebody post their astrological chart so I can do a reading and prove my greatness

    Re NATO direct intervention in Ukraine: I don't see it. Political will isn't there for the money or the casualties.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/france-sends-combat-troops-to-ukraine-battlefront/

    Re. horoscope, I only trust the Chinese one (just kidding).

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Bashibuzuk

    1. It is only a hundred.
    2. The Russians will know exactly where they are. They are all going to die as quickly as manageable.

  48. @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/france-sends-combat-troops-to-ukraine-battlefront/

    Re. horoscope, I only trust the Chinese one (just kidding).

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    1. It is only a hundred.
    2. The Russians will know exactly where they are. They are all going to die as quickly as manageable.

  49. @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire.
     
    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Nowadays, that is a Russian disadvantage, due to its crumbling and vulnerable infrastructure, and poorly supplied military.

    Hard to imagine that half of young Frenchmen would be willing to fight Russia, but I don't know any young Frenchmen. Are young Gen Z-ers in western Europe getting more martial? I know my very athletic and intelligent young nephew in Poland has gone into the military academy (their West Point).

    Replies: @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mr. XYZ

    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Four reasons why Napoleon/Hitler/whoever else is itching for a fight now did not win the war with Russia: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  50. Can’t authenticate this, but seems real enough to me. Wowsa! The Irish police force seems to be recruiting direct from Pakistan.

    [MORE]

    They will probably send them to the Gaeltacht and have them rely on PIE cognates.

    For reference, Longford is nearly in the center of Ireland. The biggest town is of 10,000 people, though I suppose they are recruiting for Dublin or Cork, or some such place.

  51. @AnonfromTN
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.
     
    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire. Millions of Hitler’s soldiers fertilized the soil in the USSR. Fertilizer must be replenished.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson, @Jazman

    They probably play multiplayer version of Call of Duty . The main problem of the West or Ukies is not even the lag in the quantity and quality of weapons produced, the lag in technology, etc. But the lack of an adequate perception of reality.

  52. @songbird
    Watched Parenthood (1989) about a week back.
    Thought the opening song must be performed by a black man but actually it sung by this guy:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Newman

    Newman endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection in 2012 and wrote a satirical song about voting for white candidates.
     
    I am very puritanical, and I thought there were a number or scenes that were too crass for a family-themed film. Anything in a Hollywood context, I immediately wonder if one or two scenes were influenced by gays or pederasts. (But I thought the main creators were family men?) But put that aside.

    One scene I thought was interesting for how politically incorrect it was. The ne'er-do-well brother returns and he has a little mulatto child, which he surprises everyone with, and there are strong implications that only a stupid man with loose morals would race mix with blacks, although it is later walked back a bit with everyone welcoming the child. Though the father himself is never redeemed.

    If you count Keanu, there is possibly a pro race-mixing message overall. I also thought one dialogue about abortion seemed subversive, even though there was no abortion.

    What I think makes the film quite notable is how many of the characters had babies. Was it three or four? Must be the most of any movie I recall seeing. In that way it could probably be considered pro-natalist. And promoting extended kin networks.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC

    Randy Newman apparently was a major influence on John Johnson.

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    • LOL: songbird
  53. Bashibuzuk says:
    @Beckow
    @Mikhail

    The surveys are manipulated, it depends how you ask the questions. If you ask "would you fight if France is invaded" you will get a lot of 'yes'. But this would be a foreign war, the French are not itching to relive Napoleon's catastrophe, 100k Frenchies who died in Crimea War, or French SS volunteers.

    Kiev is running out of men and nobody is coming. It is a giant IQ test, so far the Euros are beating the wanna-be Euros. Predictably.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    France is invaded on a daily basis. Most French ain’t giving a flying f… about it. Last time I was in Paris, I had an excellent couscous royal in a small Kabyle restaurant not far Le Bataclan where the ISIS sympathizers massacred that Black Metal show attendees. I am pretty sure that many French would agree that having the opportunity to eat some good couscous , tajine or méchoui is worth the disagreement of having les Beurs as neighbours.

    Some contemporary French music to listen to while eating that couscous:

  54. @A123
    @songbird

    As an act of medical compassion, I have had the mentally ill Mr. Hack on my blocked commenters list for many months. He needs psychiatric care and medication.

    If it is a genuine question, you should re ask it. However, the chances of Hack stumbling on an interrogative of probative value is quite small.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I was able to stumble upon the fact that your idol and superman Trump gave Representative Johnson the go ahead TO bring the 61 billion Ukraine Defense Aid Bill to the floor and was passed immediately with a healthy margin. Go figure, Congress misnamed this law, because as we all know, according to kremlnstoogeA123, Ukraine is waging an offensive war against Russia, not a defensive one.
    Ever since Trump recently betrayed kremlinstoogeA123’s belief system, the stooge has become the laughing stock of this blog site. Unfortunately, the only way that he’s been able to live this one down is to increase his proclivities to huff the bag. Poor guy, he really could have been somebody. 🙁
    kremlintoogeA123 after he learns that Trump got on the Ukrainian “defense” bill bandwagon…

    • LOL: John Johnson
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The dollar isn't what it used to be. I wonder how many dead Ukrainians $61 billion buys these days? I'm sure Tony and Jake have the figures.

    Many Russians will die as well, that is what the creeps in Washington and London and Paris want. I still hold to the notion the ratio is roughly 10U : 1R. It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.

    No one here has explained what prevents Russia from escalating the destruction of more valuable Ukrainian targets should the need arise to counteract Western assistance to the AFU or Ukrainian terror attacks within Russia.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Philip Owen

  55. QCIC says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird


    How many actors needed to do gay things to be promoted?
     
    First order approximation: all of them.

    Hollywood is that screwed up.

    Replies: @QCIC

    A good baseline assumption is that any name actor is gay, despite any convincing public persona created by press agents. The persona of the actor may include a spouse, kids and attractive heterosexual lovers all of whom can be hired from central casting. My perspective is simply based on exposés which periodically turn up along with all the widely discussed contradictions around these people. Some hold to the notion that being gay is a requirement to be a successful Hollywood actor. This might jive with the common view that many attractive and competent actors cannot get work when they seek the bright lights of LA. The unspoken explanation for their lack of roles is they are not gay.

    My theory is the standard acting job requirement is being both gay and Jewish, though being a goy hermaphrodite may get you to the head of the line. I think being from a wealthy connected family can help as well. I wonder if sexual reassignment surgery is blurring the lines a bit since this may qualify an actor as hermaphrodite in some esoteric framework which these Hollywood creeps follow (producers and directors).

  56. Amazon’s flagship AI

    If I am Mrs. Bezos I am thinking this might be sufficient reason to get out. Hasn’t anybody there watched 2001 Space Odyssey?

  57. QCIC says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @A123

    I was able to stumble upon the fact that your idol and superman Trump gave Representative Johnson the go ahead TO bring the 61 billion Ukraine Defense Aid Bill to the floor and was passed immediately with a healthy margin. Go figure, Congress misnamed this law, because as we all know, according to kremlnstoogeA123, Ukraine is waging an offensive war against Russia, not a defensive one.

    https://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/TrumpMikeJohnsonMW-600x565.png
    Ever since Trump recently betrayed kremlinstoogeA123's belief system, the stooge has become the laughing stock of this blog site. Unfortunately, the only way that he's been able to live this one down is to increase his proclivities to huff the bag. Poor guy, he really could have been somebody. :-(

    https://media1.tenor.com/m/HFRJAu4bR8kAAAAd/airplane-sniffing.gif
    kremlintoogeA123 after he learns that Trump got on the Ukrainian "defense" bill bandwagon...

    Replies: @QCIC

    The dollar isn’t what it used to be. I wonder how many dead Ukrainians $61 billion buys these days? I’m sure Tony and Jake have the figures.

    Many Russians will die as well, that is what the creeps in Washington and London and Paris want. I still hold to the notion the ratio is roughly 10U : 1R. It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.

    No one here has explained what prevents Russia from escalating the destruction of more valuable Ukrainian targets should the need arise to counteract Western assistance to the AFU or Ukrainian terror attacks within Russia.

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC


    It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.
     
    I'm cheerleading the brave actions of the Ukrainian military that is beating back the callous and mean spirited attack of outside aggressors, more often than not including attacks on civilian enclaves. I'm grateful to the US and to other western countries that are supporting Ukraine, so that these soldiers are better equipped and less likely to incur death or injury.

    You don't really care for human life, for if you did you'd be championing Russia's exit back to its own side of the border. You're a spineless appeaser and hypocrite like your buddy kremlinstoogeA123.

    Replies: @QCIC

    , @Philip Owen
    @QCIC

    7R:1U in the set pieces. RU attacks and not very well. RU defence is better the UA but UA hasn't attacked much since 2022 except at Tokmak. Mariupol was their big lost defensive battle. RU losses and Phyrric victories.
    Ky'iv
    Mariupol
    Izyium
    Kherson
    Soledar
    Bakhmut
    Vugledar
    Avdiivka
    Chasiv Yar
    Each one involving at least 10,000 dead usually at least 20,000. Mariupol and Soledar wiped out the L/DPR. Bakhmut finished Wagner.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN

  58. @John Johnson
    You readily believe what the Kiev regime says.

    I didn't source Kiev.

    Warthog is an independent source and they pick up Russian videos from Telegram.

    So you think that video is fake?

    I’ll feed you by noting that the Nepalese you bring up haven’t apparently gone over to the winning Kiev regime side on account of that being fiction.

    I don't see Ukraine offering matching contracts for international mercenaries. Russia offers payments to anyone that joins. I think it makes sense for Ukraine to counter-offer but I have only seen cases where they tried to buy off Wagner associates.

    I view the war as a stalemate with death and the US defense industry as the only clear winners at this time. But more importantly mercenaries don't pick a side based on who is winning. It is a factor but they are primarily there for the income. Prigozhin fought on the Russian side with his private army and he offered to sell out Russian military positions for cash. Money can obviously be the motivating factor.

    Ritter and Macgregor have been far more on target than Hodges and Petraeus.

    Not at all. Petraeus did not repeat monthly claims about Russia's impending doom. Go and try to source such claims.

    Ritter in fact claimed the war was over when it started. His articles from 2 years ago on how Ukraine was down to the last man have been scrubbed. If anyone wants I'm sure his hilarious predictions can be found using the wayback machine for RT.news. His youtube videos are scrubbed but he can't control the wayback machine.

    Ritter went and further embarrassed himself over his predictions of a huge battle for the IDF and Hamas. Nothing he said came true. He sells copium by the ounce to Jew haters. That is his core audience which actually does not include you. He makes videos from what look like his parent's house and his audience hates Jews more than they like thinking critically. You would in fact be rejected by his core audience for not believing the war is one giant Jewish conspiracy.

    I really don't care if you want to find other pro-Russian sources and in fact that would be a welcomed change. Ritter and MacGregor are oversourced at Unz and so is the homosexual Judge who was kicked from Fox News over sexually harassing male employees. Please do find new sources that don't have some weird sexual history like Ritter and Judge Nap. I think people that sexually harass in the workplace should not be treated as valid sources. I've seen it first hand and I think it is gross. They should not be given a new chance after trying to grope employees. That disgusting homosexual troll should be cleaning floors at an adult theater.

    Replies: @Pastit, @Mikhail

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap’s case, he was never charged.

    I value their input on the intended subject matter. On that premise, they’re much better than the goody two shoes moron who uncritically spins BS.

    I’ve mentioned Jacques Baud and Daniel Davis. Tony Shaffer is pretty much in line with them, even though he has a kind of tourette syndrome, where he periodically will flippantly say Putin is a thug, which is quite a relative comment to make on his part.

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean. Hodges is especially pathetic.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    The source is displayed on the video at 1:06 which is Telegram:

    https://youtu.be/dzJzGf1Klng?t=66

    Why can't you state if you think the video is real or not?

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap’s case, he was never charged.

    Sexual harassment is normally a company policy violation and not a legal offense.

    Do you believe his is innocent of multiple accusations of trying to use his position to get sexual favors from male employees? Both at Fox and as an attorney?

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean.

    So what exactly did Petraeus say that was as bad as MacGregor's "fall offensive...wait no winter offensive..wait no spring offensive" or Ritter's claim that the war was over?


    The first five days Russian forces I think frankly were too gentle," he said. "They've now corrected that. So, I would say another 10 days this should be completely over

    Douglas MacGregor in Fox News interview March 5th 2022

    Replies: @Mikhail

  59. @Pastit
    @John Johnson

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson

    Anonymous punks carry on in that way.

  60. @Pastit
    @John Johnson

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    I am misinformed about what? The Nap getting booted at Fox for sexually harassing male employees?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano Ousted by Fox News Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
    https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/judge-andrew-napolitano-ousted-fox-news-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-1235033101/

    He has multiple accusations including trying to grope a male waiter in a bathroom.

    Fox News Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano Accused of Sexual Assault and Attempted Rape in Second Lawsuit
    https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/fox-news-judicial-analyst-andrew-napolitano-accused-of-sexual-assault-and-attempted-rape-in-second-lawsuit/

    So where I am misinformed? Do you think this is all a conspiracy against him? How many times have you been accused of trying to grope men?

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    @John Johnson

    So, it turns out that the Groyper is also a Groper lol!

    Replies: @John Johnson

  61. @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap's case, he was never charged.

    I value their input on the intended subject matter. On that premise, they're much better than the goody two shoes moron who uncritically spins BS.

    I've mentioned Jacques Baud and Daniel Davis. Tony Shaffer is pretty much in line with them, even though he has a kind of tourette syndrome, where he periodically will flippantly say Putin is a thug, which is quite a relative comment to make on his part.

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean. Hodges is especially pathetic.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    The source is displayed on the video at 1:06 which is Telegram:

    Why can’t you state if you think the video is real or not?

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap’s case, he was never charged.

    Sexual harassment is normally a company policy violation and not a legal offense.

    Do you believe his is innocent of multiple accusations of trying to use his position to get sexual favors from male employees? Both at Fox and as an attorney?

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean.

    So what exactly did Petraeus say that was as bad as MacGregor’s “fall offensive…wait no winter offensive..wait no spring offensive” or Ritter’s claim that the war was over?

    The first five days Russian forces I think frankly were too gentle,” he said. “They’ve now corrected that. So, I would say another 10 days this should be completely over

    Douglas MacGregor in Fox News interview March 5th 2022

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    The source you gave on the Nepalese in the Russian armed forces uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    Petraeus was gung ho about Afghanistan which proved a failure. Some other stuff on him:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/05/gen-petraeus-too-big-to-jail/

    From what I'm aware of, Napolitano was accused twice of making passes at a younger man, with him not getting a conviction. Once again, I don't support that behavior. In terms of the intended issues for discussion here, he's far better than the goody two shoes sap who uncritically accepts BS.

    I'll say this for Napolitano, he hasn't expressed the kind off of perverted glee you've exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    You're severely hallucinated if you actually think that right now, the Russian forces have lower morale than the Kiev regime's.

    Regarding Macgregor, he has proven to be a bit overly optimistic, while nonetheless being quite erudite on military matters.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  62. @QCIC
    @AP

    It is hard to imagine many French Gen-whatever young men volunteering to charge machine gun nests in Ukraine but stranger things have happened. We might be able to guess their motivations by looking at the propaganda memes flooding their Twitter feeds 24/7. It may be the men of France are being manipulated enough to herd them off to die.

    One propaganda angle for the puppet masters might be to channel and direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs. I can easily imagine diabolical French (((government agents))) working this psyop tactic. The immigrant bucks will not mind if the last vestige of protection for French women is sent off to die in Ukraine.

    Replies: @Beckow

    …direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs.

    They don’t have to work too hard. The accumulated frustration has to be directed somewhere. The best choice – maybe the only choice – are the Slavs. We are too white, too European, and there are too many of us. And there are the historical hatred that can be easily revived, as AP tells us ‘if not for the bad weather…”, oh, what could have been! (Mostly, we wouldn’t be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve – the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)

    POCs as the special people are out of question by definition, migrants are sacred, the LGBTQ weirdos are too powerful and interspersed widely in the society. The rich are traditionally untouchable – plus they orchestrate it behind the scene and there is that “horrible socialist” meme they can always throw at any malcontents.

    Basically if someone has to be targeted it is either the broader Slavs, or to start with the narrower Slavs meaning the Russians. The Frenchies are coming with guns and higher culture…it will be fun. Let the games begin.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    The best choice – maybe the only choice – are the Slavs.
     
    I think you, like many commenters on this site, grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that. The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas. It wasn’t the decision of pawns pulling the trigger: they had orders. Orders coming from the elites who have no scruples and no morals. Look at what the US regime is doing to protesting students (and quite a few faculty members, many of which weren’t even protesting). These are not Slavs, they are Americans, But they are treated by the elites with exactly the same disregard for human life and dignity as Slavs or Palis.

    The elites are not nationalistic, racist, or anything of the kind. They just care exclusively about themselves, their money and power,. They are willing to murder anyone who gets in the way, be it a Slav, a Pali, an American, or a Jew. The only way to protect humanity from these sociopaths is to kill them all, to the last person.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Beckow

    , @Coconuts
    @Beckow


    (Mostly, we wouldn’t be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve – the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)
     
    Is this worry about the Welsh invading your lands serious?

    In the real world what is observable is not a movement of migration from the West towards the East, but East towards the West. It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.

    Replies: @Beckow

  63. @AP
    @QCIC


    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    …in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.

    What was the reason for this?
     
    I had a friend in Moscow who was a former FSB officer, who later went corporate (much better pay, he wasn't corrupt enough at his job to support a family).

    He said that when the security organs were staffed by people from such background during Stalin's time, they were too bloody and murderous, and the USSR (and later Russia) didn't want that anymore.

    He also said there was a sort of grudging respect for the Banderist enemies, and that there was a wave of western Ukrainians joining in the 1950s and 1960s. Those people were seen as gifted for such work. That was the person I knew in Russia who ever had anything good to say about Banderists.

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ, @Realhistory43, @Gerard1234

    Interesting that western Ukrainians would work for the corrupt Soviet regime that oppressed them, their families/relatives, and their friends? I guess that they really needed the money and career opportunities, eh? Or were they simply highly unusual for western Ukrainians?

    As for respecting one’s enemies, I have no doubt that plenty of Union vets in the ACW respected Confederate vets and vice versa, and that even plenty of Allied WWII vets respected German WWII vets so long as they were not guilty of war crimes.

    BTW, off-topic, but what do you think of Tim Hsiao’s argument in favor of the morality of eating dogs? You can go Google it. I’d post a link to it here but for some reason my Paste button on my computer no longer works. I’ll have to see how to fix it.

  64. @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Let them come, then. About 85% of Napoleon’s Grand Armee fertilized the soil in the Russian Empire.
     
    Most of them died due to the climate.

    Nowadays, that is a Russian disadvantage, due to its crumbling and vulnerable infrastructure, and poorly supplied military.

    Hard to imagine that half of young Frenchmen would be willing to fight Russia, but I don't know any young Frenchmen. Are young Gen Z-ers in western Europe getting more martial? I know my very athletic and intelligent young nephew in Poland has gone into the military academy (their West Point).

    Replies: @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mr. XYZ

    Interestingly enough, if the French will become more akin to Hapsburg-loving European nationalists, then they should become more pro-Ukraine as a part of this process. Those are the kinds of European nationalists that I like.

    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. XYZ


    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.
     
    He has been very much proven wrong.

    Replies: @Wielgus

  65. @John Johnson
    @Pastit

    You’re sorely misinformed. Your hatred of gays leaves a lot to be desired. Get help.

    I am misinformed about what? The Nap getting booted at Fox for sexually harassing male employees?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano Ousted by Fox News Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
    https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/judge-andrew-napolitano-ousted-fox-news-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-1235033101/

    He has multiple accusations including trying to grope a male waiter in a bathroom.

    Fox News Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano Accused of Sexual Assault and Attempted Rape in Second Lawsuit
    https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/fox-news-judicial-analyst-andrew-napolitano-accused-of-sexual-assault-and-attempted-rape-in-second-lawsuit/

    So where I am misinformed? Do you think this is all a conspiracy against him? How many times have you been accused of trying to grope men?

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ

    So, it turns out that the Groyper is also a Groper lol!

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mr. XYZ

    So, it turns out that the Groyper is also a Groper lol!

    Napolitano wants to do a show on liberal immoral behavior and then maybe feel up your balls afterwards. Not into it? He is fine with that.

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ

  66. In a way, I am jealous of everyone who lives on the other side of the Wallace Line.

    [MORE]

  67. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs.
     
    They don't have to work too hard. The accumulated frustration has to be directed somewhere. The best choice - maybe the only choice - are the Slavs. We are too white, too European, and there are too many of us. And there are the historical hatred that can be easily revived, as AP tells us 'if not for the bad weather...", oh, what could have been! (Mostly, we wouldn't be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve - the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)

    POCs as the special people are out of question by definition, migrants are sacred, the LGBTQ weirdos are too powerful and interspersed widely in the society. The rich are traditionally untouchable - plus they orchestrate it behind the scene and there is that "horrible socialist" meme they can always throw at any malcontents.

    Basically if someone has to be targeted it is either the broader Slavs, or to start with the narrower Slavs meaning the Russians. The Frenchies are coming with guns and higher culture...it will be fun. Let the games begin.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Coconuts

    The best choice – maybe the only choice – are the Slavs.

    I think you, like many commenters on this site, grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that. The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas. It wasn’t the decision of pawns pulling the trigger: they had orders. Orders coming from the elites who have no scruples and no morals. Look at what the US regime is doing to protesting students (and quite a few faculty members, many of which weren’t even protesting). These are not Slavs, they are Americans, But they are treated by the elites with exactly the same disregard for human life and dignity as Slavs or Palis.

    The elites are not nationalistic, racist, or anything of the kind. They just care exclusively about themselves, their money and power,. They are willing to murder anyone who gets in the way, be it a Slav, a Pali, an American, or a Jew. The only way to protect humanity from these sociopaths is to kill them all, to the last person.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @AnonfromTN


    The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas.
     
    There're those types recalling Entebbe and some of the more sophisticated Zionists like Abba Eban. Today's Israel has become more militant as evidenced by instances like the Hannibal Directive actions.
    , @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that.
     
    I agree about the elites. But to try to run the very complex global empire requires managing people. The context was: how does Macron get enough young Frenchies to go and die in the Ukie steppes? They can be ordered and paid well, but for an undertaking that risky they need to also stir up some emotions.

    The traditional Western way is to demonize the enemy: first the leader and his entourage, then enlarge to the misguided people supporting him. Add a few historical lies like "they have always attacked us!", it was bad "weather" for the Napoleon fiasco, or "you know, Nazis could have won!", even that Russians and Germans started WW2 maybe even attacking France together (people are very stupid). You also scare people that "Russians will invade Bretagne!" - Russia has never started a war against the West, it has always been vice-versa, but we are back to people simply being stupid.

    In that context the nationality matters. My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other 'nationality' or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in. Some in the elites may still even have bitter resentments for the WW2 loss or in US for the tense fear of the Cold War that was never properly cured since it just ended with no bang.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  68. Mikhail says: • Website
    @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    Your source uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry which has told some tall tales (lies).

    The source is displayed on the video at 1:06 which is Telegram:

    https://youtu.be/dzJzGf1Klng?t=66

    Why can't you state if you think the video is real or not?

    Your repeated rant about Ritter and Napolitano was already addressed. No one here seems to okay the manner you bring up. In Nap’s case, he was never charged.

    Sexual harassment is normally a company policy violation and not a legal offense.

    Do you believe his is innocent of multiple accusations of trying to use his position to get sexual favors from male employees? Both at Fox and as an attorney?

    Overall, Macgregor and Ritter have been more accurate than Petraeus, who is far from being squeaky clean.

    So what exactly did Petraeus say that was as bad as MacGregor's "fall offensive...wait no winter offensive..wait no spring offensive" or Ritter's claim that the war was over?


    The first five days Russian forces I think frankly were too gentle," he said. "They've now corrected that. So, I would say another 10 days this should be completely over

    Douglas MacGregor in Fox News interview March 5th 2022

    Replies: @Mikhail

    The source you gave on the Nepalese in the Russian armed forces uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    Petraeus was gung ho about Afghanistan which proved a failure. Some other stuff on him:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/05/gen-petraeus-too-big-to-jail/

    From what I’m aware of, Napolitano was accused twice of making passes at a younger man, with him not getting a conviction. Once again, I don’t support that behavior. In terms of the intended issues for discussion here, he’s far better than the goody two shoes sap who uncritically accepts BS.

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    You’re severely hallucinated if you actually think that right now, the Russian forces have lower morale than the Kiev regime’s.

    Regarding Macgregor, he has proven to be a bit overly optimistic, while nonetheless being quite erudite on military matters.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn't comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but....did you read John Johnson's latest post on Ukraine? Now that's perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you're defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl....twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes "but but sting operation conspiracy" defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn't on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I've worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what.....I'm gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @songbird, @QCIC, @Gerard1234

  69. @Mr. XYZ
    @AP

    Interestingly enough, if the French will become more akin to Hapsburg-loving European nationalists, then they should become more pro-Ukraine as a part of this process. Those are the kinds of European nationalists that I like.

    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.

    He has been very much proven wrong.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    @Mikhail

    Pilsudski did not coordinate his actions with Russian Whites during the Russian Civil War as he distrusted them at least as much as the Bolsheviks - the Denikin slogan of "Russia one and indivisible" was a major stumbling block. Pilsudski's forces cooperated with the Ukrainian Petlyura but he was little more than a Polish puppet.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  70. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The dollar isn't what it used to be. I wonder how many dead Ukrainians $61 billion buys these days? I'm sure Tony and Jake have the figures.

    Many Russians will die as well, that is what the creeps in Washington and London and Paris want. I still hold to the notion the ratio is roughly 10U : 1R. It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.

    No one here has explained what prevents Russia from escalating the destruction of more valuable Ukrainian targets should the need arise to counteract Western assistance to the AFU or Ukrainian terror attacks within Russia.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Philip Owen

    It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.

    I’m cheerleading the brave actions of the Ukrainian military that is beating back the callous and mean spirited attack of outside aggressors, more often than not including attacks on civilian enclaves. I’m grateful to the US and to other western countries that are supporting Ukraine, so that these soldiers are better equipped and less likely to incur death or injury.

    You don’t really care for human life, for if you did you’d be championing Russia’s exit back to its own side of the border. You’re a spineless appeaser and hypocrite like your buddy kremlinstoogeA123.

    • Agree: John Johnson
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @John Johnson

  71. Mikhail says: • Website
    @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    The best choice – maybe the only choice – are the Slavs.
     
    I think you, like many commenters on this site, grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that. The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas. It wasn’t the decision of pawns pulling the trigger: they had orders. Orders coming from the elites who have no scruples and no morals. Look at what the US regime is doing to protesting students (and quite a few faculty members, many of which weren’t even protesting). These are not Slavs, they are Americans, But they are treated by the elites with exactly the same disregard for human life and dignity as Slavs or Palis.

    The elites are not nationalistic, racist, or anything of the kind. They just care exclusively about themselves, their money and power,. They are willing to murder anyone who gets in the way, be it a Slav, a Pali, an American, or a Jew. The only way to protect humanity from these sociopaths is to kill them all, to the last person.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Beckow

    The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas.

    There’re those types recalling Entebbe and some of the more sophisticated Zionists like Abba Eban. Today’s Israel has become more militant as evidenced by instances like the Hannibal Directive actions.

  72. When lowland and highland tribes of Papuans fight, are they echoing an ancient conflict fought between lowland and highland Denisovans hundreds of thousands of years ago? Each side carrying a few genes of its Denisovan predecessor?

    https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/anthropology/papua-new-guinea-genetic-adaptations/

  73. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The dollar isn't what it used to be. I wonder how many dead Ukrainians $61 billion buys these days? I'm sure Tony and Jake have the figures.

    Many Russians will die as well, that is what the creeps in Washington and London and Paris want. I still hold to the notion the ratio is roughly 10U : 1R. It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.

    No one here has explained what prevents Russia from escalating the destruction of more valuable Ukrainian targets should the need arise to counteract Western assistance to the AFU or Ukrainian terror attacks within Russia.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Philip Owen

    7R:1U in the set pieces. RU attacks and not very well. RU defence is better the UA but UA hasn’t attacked much since 2022 except at Tokmak. Mariupol was their big lost defensive battle. RU losses and Phyrric victories.
    Ky’iv
    Mariupol
    Izyium
    Kherson
    Soledar
    Bakhmut
    Vugledar
    Avdiivka
    Chasiv Yar
    Each one involving at least 10,000 dead usually at least 20,000. Mariupol and Soledar wiped out the L/DPR. Bakhmut finished Wagner.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Thanks: Mr. XYZ
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Philip Owen

    If you actually knew anything you would be legally proscribed from saying diddly squat.

    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds. How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired?

    That is the best estimate kill ratio. It is a pretty wild guess.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP, @Philip Owen

    , @QCIC
    @Philip Owen

    Both sides have lost a lot of good men. Probably Russian losses were high in many battles. My impression is that Ukrainian losses are a continuous, not so slow burn adding up to a depressing total. I think this notion is supported by many bits of information, but I wouldn't try to prove it. I believe Russia is recruiting and expanding her forces to protect their country overall and also in preparation for an eventual mop up operation in Ukraine.

    The move on Kiev was apparently rushed and I favor the feint explanation. I suspect Mariupol and possibly Soledar were pivotal as destruction of Western-established strongholds.

    , @AnonfromTN
    @Philip Owen


    RU losses and Phyrric victories.
     
    Sure thing. The hysterics on the imperial patch clearly show that the RF had only losses and Pyrrhic victories in the war in Ukraine.

    Replies: @Jazman

  74. @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC


    It is disgusting and sad that you are cheerleading for the pointless deaths of your distant kin and the destruction of the home of your ancestors.
     
    I'm cheerleading the brave actions of the Ukrainian military that is beating back the callous and mean spirited attack of outside aggressors, more often than not including attacks on civilian enclaves. I'm grateful to the US and to other western countries that are supporting Ukraine, so that these soldiers are better equipped and less likely to incur death or injury.

    You don't really care for human life, for if you did you'd be championing Russia's exit back to its own side of the border. You're a spineless appeaser and hypocrite like your buddy kremlinstoogeA123.

    Replies: @QCIC

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC


    This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.
     
    Total nonsense. My Ukie friends didn't start this war and they're only defending their homeland from the aggressive moves of their neighbors. You should lay the blame for this dangerous situation where it is due, the moronic Putler and those that support him. People like you.

    Replies: @QCIC

    , @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Do you think they should have outwardly aligned themselves with Russia like the LPR/DPR?

    The latest Russian map doesn't show LPR/DPR. What happened?

    Replies: @QCIC

  75. @Philip Owen
    @QCIC

    7R:1U in the set pieces. RU attacks and not very well. RU defence is better the UA but UA hasn't attacked much since 2022 except at Tokmak. Mariupol was their big lost defensive battle. RU losses and Phyrric victories.
    Ky'iv
    Mariupol
    Izyium
    Kherson
    Soledar
    Bakhmut
    Vugledar
    Avdiivka
    Chasiv Yar
    Each one involving at least 10,000 dead usually at least 20,000. Mariupol and Soledar wiped out the L/DPR. Bakhmut finished Wagner.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN

    If you actually knew anything you would be legally proscribed from saying diddly squat.

    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds. How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired?

    That is the best estimate kill ratio. It is a pretty wild guess.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    On Quora, there's a Julia Ioffe like Elena Gold, who puts Russian KIA at between 50,000-85,000. A reasoned guestimate has the Kiev regime's in the 400,000-500,00 range.

    As Lindsey Graham put it "to the last Ukrainian".

    , @AP
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds.

     

    Quite a few are also killed by drones.

    How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired

     

    You forgot to consider the accuracy of the artillery.
    , @Philip Owen
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Shoot and Scoot versus creeping barrages in the early stages.

  76. @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    MTV loved his video.
     
    Wow, the past is a different country. Interesting demographic presentation.

    To judge the song critically: it sounds a bit insipid. "I love street A; I love street B..." Sort of like a road atlas. But I guess a lot of songs are like that, especially songs about cities.

    Then a year later at a different corporate diversity hour they had a real eskimo giving a talk and he told us “of course you can call me an eskimo. What in hell else would you call us?”
     
    once knew a girl who was an Eskimo, and she did also use that word and in fact made (not very good) jokes about being one. She seemed pretty easy-going. Thought I got along pretty well with her.

    I wonder whether Eskimos might in some way be better off than Indians and so not as resentful, but I don't want to judge the Red Man too harshly as my personal observations mostly come from a certain political context, which wouldn't be a flattering filter for anyone. (Required Diversity class)

    One of these chatbots got mad at me for using the word "squaw". But I like how it is one syllable. Totally forget the context.

    Replies: @Philip Owen

    In Alaska, Eskimo is just fine. Inuit is a Canadian thing, then there are Chuchki of course.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Philip Owen

    Eskimo is fine.

    Eskimo pie is not.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/business/dreyers-eskimo-pie-name-change.html

  77. QCIC says:
    @Philip Owen
    @QCIC

    7R:1U in the set pieces. RU attacks and not very well. RU defence is better the UA but UA hasn't attacked much since 2022 except at Tokmak. Mariupol was their big lost defensive battle. RU losses and Phyrric victories.
    Ky'iv
    Mariupol
    Izyium
    Kherson
    Soledar
    Bakhmut
    Vugledar
    Avdiivka
    Chasiv Yar
    Each one involving at least 10,000 dead usually at least 20,000. Mariupol and Soledar wiped out the L/DPR. Bakhmut finished Wagner.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN

    Both sides have lost a lot of good men. Probably Russian losses were high in many battles. My impression is that Ukrainian losses are a continuous, not so slow burn adding up to a depressing total. I think this notion is supported by many bits of information, but I wouldn’t try to prove it. I believe Russia is recruiting and expanding her forces to protect their country overall and also in preparation for an eventual mop up operation in Ukraine.

    The move on Kiev was apparently rushed and I favor the feint explanation. I suspect Mariupol and possibly Soledar were pivotal as destruction of Western-established strongholds.

  78. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Philip Owen

    If you actually knew anything you would be legally proscribed from saying diddly squat.

    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds. How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired?

    That is the best estimate kill ratio. It is a pretty wild guess.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP, @Philip Owen

    On Quora, there’s a Julia Ioffe like Elena Gold, who puts Russian KIA at between 50,000-85,000. A reasoned guestimate has the Kiev regime’s in the 400,000-500,00 range.

    As Lindsey Graham put it “to the last Ukrainian”.

  79. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @John Johnson

    This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Total nonsense. My Ukie friends didn’t start this war and they’re only defending their homeland from the aggressive moves of their neighbors. You should lay the blame for this dangerous situation where it is due, the moronic Putler and those that support him. People like you.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The war is the West against Russia with Ukraine simply a battleground inhabited by pawns. NATO expansion, US missile bases in Eastern Europe, dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties, meddling in Russia-aligned countries were major elements of this new Cold War before 2014. Maidan was the key step which brought the heavy action to Ukraine.

    You people didn't really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Evidence suggests the leaders in the West always expected a hot war, one which they thought they could handily win. Nonetheless, I am sure they always knew the country and people of Ukraine might be ripped to shreds in the course of achieving their goals. The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don't think you people thought this thing through.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  80. @Mr. XYZ
    @John Johnson

    So, it turns out that the Groyper is also a Groper lol!

    Replies: @John Johnson

    So, it turns out that the Groyper is also a Groper lol!

    Napolitano wants to do a show on liberal immoral behavior and then maybe feel up your balls afterwards. Not into it? He is fine with that.

    • LOL: sudden death, Mr. XYZ
    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    @John Johnson

    He needs a go-go boy to play around with lol!

  81. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @John Johnson

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Do you think they should have outwardly aligned themselves with Russia like the LPR/DPR?

    The latest Russian map doesn’t show LPR/DPR. What happened?

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    I never expected the LPR/DPR political situation to be sorted out until after the fighting is over and things settle down. Why would anyone expect otherwise? There is heavy combat going on, who cares what name is on the stationary?

    The Ukraine should have aligned itself carefully with respect to Russia. Some form of neutrality with most-favored-nation status for Russia might have been a good compromise. Aligning with the West in a way that was actively against Russia was a mistake. This big picture is simple since Ukraine has more to gain by being with Russia than against her. The reality on the ground with external Western pressure and internal intrigues in Ukraine and Russia made for a complicated witches' brew of influences which predictably led to war. The West intentionally set this process in motion and the Ukrainians were the only group with the ability to stop it.

  82. @Mikhail
    @John Johnson

    The source you gave on the Nepalese in the Russian armed forces uncritically quoted the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    Petraeus was gung ho about Afghanistan which proved a failure. Some other stuff on him:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/03/05/gen-petraeus-too-big-to-jail/

    From what I'm aware of, Napolitano was accused twice of making passes at a younger man, with him not getting a conviction. Once again, I don't support that behavior. In terms of the intended issues for discussion here, he's far better than the goody two shoes sap who uncritically accepts BS.

    I'll say this for Napolitano, he hasn't expressed the kind off of perverted glee you've exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    You're severely hallucinated if you actually think that right now, the Russian forces have lower morale than the Kiev regime's.

    Regarding Macgregor, he has proven to be a bit overly optimistic, while nonetheless being quite erudite on military matters.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn’t comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but….did you read John Johnson’s latest post on Ukraine? Now that’s perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you’re defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl….twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes “but but sting operation conspiracy” defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn’t on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I’ve worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what…..I’m gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Troll: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @John Johnson


    Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.
     
    He seems to attract a similar crowd within Russia too:

    https://static.kyivpost.com/storage/2024/04/14/bfaf5b26840eb6ab12648468ad7bc6dc.jpg?w=1280&q=90&f=webp

    Our cohort of Putler fans at this website are an interesting amalgamation of personalities too. Here's a cartoon character based on Mike Averko. Does he look familiar to you?

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6013/2632/1600/Huckster.jpg
    I've never been able to determine whether or not Mike Averko has ever held down a real job in his entire life? I could be wrong though, here he's depicted as a hard working traveling vacuum salesman. Mickey, time to fess up?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    , @songbird
    @John Johnson


    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal,
     
    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group - Hollywood martial arts stars that became famous in the '80s and '90s. That is people like Don "the Dragon" Wilson and Ernie Reyes Jr. (People most have forgotten about) don't know if Jean Claude Van Dam even counts, as he was like a dancer or something, but count him, and Seagal must probably be #2.

    He has had at least seven children. There are people who literally worship him as a lama, in a cult-like way. He once broke Sean Connery's wrist.

    A douchebag certainly. A creep probably.

    Katherine Heigl, who was sixteen at the time the film was made, said that on the last day of filming Seagal told her, "'You know Katie, I got girlfriends your age.' And I said, 'Isn't that illegal?' And he said, 'They don't seem to mind'."
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Siege_2:_Dark_Territory

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger. Many martial arts people open dojos, and they are consumed by paying exorbitant commercial rent.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson

    , @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    In our information age we are stuck with many information sources which cannot be fully trusted. Effectively we know nothing about the authors, even though the video dialog seems very personal and we may be fooled into a sense of camaraderie. Quoting people like Napolitano or Ritter or Blinken or Hodges does not mean we claim to know them, trust them, or anything like that. The best one can do is some sort of quality control based on the validity of their previous work. If one of these people is marked by serious charges there may be a 50/50 chance these claims are true, but also a 50/50 chance they are misrepresented and the people in question are not in a position to defend themselves.

    The important thing is to focus on the facts of the news, not the unknowable facts about the news presenter which are none of our business. In some cases their reported transgressions may be so bad that we reject the news information even though we think it could be true. The work blamed on the Japanese unit 731 is a classic example. In a hypothetical moral dilemma, the diabolical scientists may have discovered some important medical fact which could save lives, but someone decided to burn the data instead of using it. The point of this destruction was not to benefit the victims but to remove all sanction from any similar inhumane work in the future. In other words the end does not justify the means.

    As JJ likes to point out, sorting these things out is important business.

    Another big problem is that video and audio can now be faked so well that most people, including experts, can never spot the fake.

    , @Gerard1234
    @John Johnson


    Boy, Putin attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual grouper. A paedophile
     
    LMAO - President of US Biden - heavily probable incestuous paedophile. This scumbag, satanic, war criminal is a typical political Catholic POS. Biden has officially lead US policy to Banderastan from 2014 when he was Vice-President,and of course now.

    Son of US President Hunter Biden - absolute confirmed incestuous paedophile and non-incestuous paedophile drug-addict loser. It shows the sickness of entire US system that "opposition" fake some criminal investigation into him that's going nowhere - as they are ALL using the corrupt failure whorewhouse that is "Ukraine" for financial crimes.... and there is zero chance him getting even investigated for the recorded paedophilia.

    So as he's doing his paedophilia he is using some Ukraine company to finance all his despicable habits.

    And LOL - that's with President of US in WW2, Roosevelt- heavily probable incestuous paedophile

    President of US, Clinton - sexual degenerate, great charisma but despite that.... definite rapist and possible paedophile

    President of US, Kennedy - sexual degenerate, fake political Catholic, corruptly elected.

    Biggest Ukronazi supporting Senator I have heard of? Lindsay Graham - absolute blatant homo-paedo

    So Ukraine is literally run by paedophiles, FOR paedophiles financial interests and pleasures you dilapidated vermin.

    Founder of FBI, Hoover- weirdo nutjob, homo, criminal, cross-dresser..... and also possible probable incestuous paedophile

    How many American president perverts raped their own slaves and had children from this?

    Near zero famous western music acts actually bothered to perform in 404, so of course the homo Elton John thought it was perfect shithole to find a child. Absolute mass paedophilia and organ harvesting and trafficking is working there for Western interests.

    I will go European - blatant evil homo Macron married to his babushka- not exactly a surprise if his boyfriend/bigamous (((husband))) he has appointed as French PM.

    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal
     
    Travolta - extremely obese.
    Marlon Brando-extremely obese
    Average American..... extremely obese
    Elvis.....extremely obese....and of course because he is an American hero.... is a definite, loser PAEDOPHILE. All these famous with very chaotic personal lives.
    All the others are Scientologists or whatever

    So WTF are you mentioning the fact Segal is fat for? He is American you spambot, cursed-in-hell permanently amoeba liar.

    I don't think I have ever even seen a George Clooney film you useless f**khead - so he's the loser. About 4 minutes of Batman& Robin I think (worst film ever). Segal has starred in probably the greatest film of all time, Under Siege. It's irrelevant that all the other films I have seen him in are mostly poor - he has the masterpiece of Under Siege to his name - that film must have attracted about 75% of current US Navy to serve in it - LOL, future cannon fodder for when we destroy the American Navy.

    I have only seen Marlon Brando, supposed to be greatest ever Pindosi actor, in one film - The Godfather-and he's in that film for about 2 seconds, where you can't even hear a word he's saying you dickhead.

    Segal from being rich, famous, starred in one of great film ever.... but also showing the moral & principles courage to support the moral and military WINNER in SMO, shows he is on winning side

    Also you disrespectful shit-for-brains, to be talking like that - in post-Soviet, entire eastern Europe, maybe all of continental Europe - they would and have begged Segal to film a movie in their country . I think some Latvian shithole have begged and actually filmed Segal and Van Damme films there you retard. I don't like it but hyper-adoration of these old Hollywood stars is part of post-Soviet space.
    Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian dumps would kill to have Segal, Willis or whoever come live there and support them.

    ((( Sean Penn))) - literally went to 404 to pick up a Ukrainian whore and to continue to be a drug addict lowlife. Played a pogrom diaspora American gangster in the film "Gangster Squad" with the pride an Indian or black would act in role of Gandhi or Nelson Mandela..... That's the type of despicable tramp he is.

    LOL - 70 years ago Soviet Union has the magnificent Paul Robeson..... now the hideous lowlife Sean Penn

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  83. Mikhail says: • Website

    100% unrelated to the intent of this thread. Meshes well with your selective cherry picks like not noting the girly man pro-Kev regime enthusiast.

    I don’t read Anglin and I kind of doubt you’d be so free to say what you did about Seagal and Ritter to their faces. In any event, these matters have zilch to do with Putin and the actual intent of this thread.

  84. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...direct the unactualized anger toward sacred-cow immigrants at Russian Slavs.
     
    They don't have to work too hard. The accumulated frustration has to be directed somewhere. The best choice - maybe the only choice - are the Slavs. We are too white, too European, and there are too many of us. And there are the historical hatred that can be easily revived, as AP tells us 'if not for the bad weather...", oh, what could have been! (Mostly, we wouldn't be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve - the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)

    POCs as the special people are out of question by definition, migrants are sacred, the LGBTQ weirdos are too powerful and interspersed widely in the society. The rich are traditionally untouchable - plus they orchestrate it behind the scene and there is that "horrible socialist" meme they can always throw at any malcontents.

    Basically if someone has to be targeted it is either the broader Slavs, or to start with the narrower Slavs meaning the Russians. The Frenchies are coming with guns and higher culture...it will be fun. Let the games begin.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Coconuts

    (Mostly, we wouldn’t be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve – the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)

    Is this worry about the Welsh invading your lands serious?

    In the real world what is observable is not a movement of migration from the West towards the East, but East towards the West. It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Coconuts


    It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.
     
    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.

    the Welsh invading your lands serious?
     
    Not really...:) I was mocking that moron Philip Owen who claims to be Welsh...

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Recently a fairly high-level Westie told me the Russian perfidy is caused by that 'damn primitive Slav blood, they have always been like that'. I gently pointed out that I am also a Slav, so he caught himself and said: "oh, but you people have a lot of German heritage". Do we? He was serious. Just precious.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Coconuts

  85. • Replies: @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Too lazy to watch, but graphics without showing reinforced defensive lines are useless - way better also from pro-RF source:

    https://i.postimg.cc/gj5GWXjm/RU-POV-The-Ukrainian-Armed-Forces-completely-retreated-from-the-first-line-of-defense-in-the-Avdiivk.jpg

    Also all month by month RF gains/losses in sq.km can be seen here for comparison, begining from May 2022 and roughly since December 2022, and it's truly nothing but territorial stalemate for both sides compared with previous action:

    https://i.postimg.cc/bvT8vFr6/SMO-gains-2022-24.jpg

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mikhail

  86. @Mikhail
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctPlxiD0G4o

    Replies: @sudden death

    Too lazy to watch, but graphics without showing reinforced defensive lines are useless – way better also from pro-RF source:

    Also all month by month RF gains/losses in sq.km can be seen here for comparison, begining from May 2022 and roughly since December 2022, and it’s truly nothing but territorial stalemate for both sides compared with previous action:

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @sudden death
    @sudden death

    https://i.postimg.cc/3xrVrJMv/UA-vs-Texas.jpg

    Replies: @sudden death

    , @Mikhail
    @sudden death

    Keep dreaming. There's no "stalemate" as Russian forces are getting stronger to the Kiev regime's getting weaker.

    Replies: @sudden death

  87. @sudden death
    Surprisingly positive outcome, even if considering very theoretical, instead of practical, possibility so far;)

    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country, Ipsos poll shows.

    Of those surveyed, 51% are ready to go to war in Ukraine to defend France, with 17% saying “definitely yes” and 34% saying “maybe yes”.
     


    https://twitter.com/clashreport/status/1786500695513804935

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN, @Mikel, @Bashibuzuk, @Negronicus

    Ain’t no nigga and arab fight in no Ukraine so how it be 51%?

  88. @Mikhail
    @Mr. XYZ


    Interestingly enough, Kalergi warned about Russia being aggressive regardless of whether it was led by a Red or a White regime back in the 1920s.
     
    He has been very much proven wrong.

    Replies: @Wielgus

    Pilsudski did not coordinate his actions with Russian Whites during the Russian Civil War as he distrusted them at least as much as the Bolsheviks – the Denikin slogan of “Russia one and indivisible” was a major stumbling block. Pilsudski’s forces cooperated with the Ukrainian Petlyura but he was little more than a Polish puppet.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Wielgus

    Denikin wasn't against Polish independence. The issue was over what Poland's eastern border should constitute. Enter the alliance between the Whites and Galician Ukrainian Army.

    https://www.eurasiareview.com/08042016-fuzzy-history-how-poland-saved-the-world-from-russia-analysis/

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ

  89. @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn't comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but....did you read John Johnson's latest post on Ukraine? Now that's perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you're defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl....twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes "but but sting operation conspiracy" defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn't on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I've worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what.....I'm gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @songbird, @QCIC, @Gerard1234

    Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    He seems to attract a similar crowd within Russia too:

    Our cohort of Putler fans at this website are an interesting amalgamation of personalities too. Here’s a cartoon character based on Mike Averko. Does he look familiar to you?
    I’ve never been able to determine whether or not Mike Averko has ever held down a real job in his entire life? I could be wrong though, here he’s depicted as a hard working traveling vacuum salesman. Mickey, time to fess up?

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Mr. Hack

    You found an anonymous cyber boyfriend to match your loser self. How grand. Your source is a cowardly wimp as well.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyoursay/2007/08/a_new_cold_war.html

  90. Sean says:

    There will not be any great offensives from Russia because of the extreme vulnerability to detection and shelling of all but the smallest formed up units on the battlefield. The Russia army are mounting a broad front attrition attrition strategy and because of the aforementioned difficulty in breakthroughs the Russians are only able to go at a snail’s pace and suffering extra causalities as a result. In this war attack is much, much more difficult than defence and, although Russia is doing far from well, Ukraine is doing worse (evidenced by them backing out of there old defense line strongpoints as they are pinpointed and added to the queue for being destroyed by glide bombs). There is zero reason from the Kremlin’s standpoint to negotiate as long as they can keep up constant pressure and that pressure is in fact ceaseless and very gradually increasing. There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov in a few months and the problems of proceeding with a predictable offensive on city with many large buildings prepared for defence might be insurmountable; prolly will result in immense casualties among defenders and attackers. That will lead both sides to modify their war aims. Maybe.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Sean

    We still haven't nearly seen the full brunt of the Ukrainian defensive posture, that's only now starting to be replenished by the trickling in of much needed weapons and supplies. I think that by summertime we'll be able to see where this whole thing is headed. Kharkiv??...

    Replies: @Sean

    , @AnonfromTN
    @Sean


    There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov
     
    There won’t be direct Russian assault on any big city in Ukraine. Kharkov will be encircled and then eventually surrender, like Azov bandits encircled in Azovstal in Mariupol.

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Mikhail
    @Sean

    Or maybe the Kiev regime forces will finally stop fighting as a result of massive suffering and an increased yearning for an improved situation.

    Having the likes of Lindsey Graham as a friend casually letting you suffer in order to fulfill their neocon geopolitical wet dream isn't a great long term motivator.

  91. @Sean
    There will not be any great offensives from Russia because of the extreme vulnerability to detection and shelling of all but the smallest formed up units on the battlefield. The Russia army are mounting a broad front attrition attrition strategy and because of the aforementioned difficulty in breakthroughs the Russians are only able to go at a snail's pace and suffering extra causalities as a result. In this war attack is much, much more difficult than defence and, although Russia is doing far from well, Ukraine is doing worse (evidenced by them backing out of there old defense line strongpoints as they are pinpointed and added to the queue for being destroyed by glide bombs). There is zero reason from the Kremlin's standpoint to negotiate as long as they can keep up constant pressure and that pressure is in fact ceaseless and very gradually increasing. There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov in a few months and the problems of proceeding with a predictable offensive on city with many large buildings prepared for defence might be insurmountable; prolly will result in immense casualties among defenders and attackers. That will lead both sides to modify their war aims. Maybe.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AnonfromTN, @Mikhail

    We still haven’t nearly seen the full brunt of the Ukrainian defensive posture, that’s only now starting to be replenished by the trickling in of much needed weapons and supplies. I think that by summertime we’ll be able to see where this whole thing is headed. Kharkiv??…

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Mr. Hack

    When the assault on Kharkiv starts Ukraine will have huge advantages inherent to defending a large city. Maybe they can stop the Russians in their tracks. However, why have the Russians been so open about Kharkiv being their goal? Lavrov has publicly announced that capturing Kharkiv is the key to Putin's plans. Is the Kremlin perhaps trying to get the Ukrainians to concentrate their best units--the bulk of the fighting power of Ukraine's army--at a single theatre in the East where it can be brought to battle and most easily be destroyed?

  92. @Mikel
    @sudden death


    More than one in two French citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are ready to fight in Ukraine to defend their country
     
    No, they're not.

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects. But it can't convince them to go get their guts spilled out in Kherson. No way. I know enough of them.

    BTW, eventually I decided to abstain in the Basque Parliament elections. I took the time to read the programs of the anti-NATO parties that I was thinking about and I couldn't really bring myself to vote for those rancid losers just for you. However, let's see if they send me the ballots for the European elections. That's a different matter, as Orban has recently reminded.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @sudden death, @Coconuts

    Elite control of the information may make Western Zoomers believe that population replacement by 3rd World immigrants is a law of nature or perhaps even that if Putin succeeds in Ukraine, Paris and London are his next projects.

    I was watching a spot from France-Inter the other day that reminded me that there is a French version of the Putin-Trump axis. This one involves Putin-Le Pen-Trump or something like that. I suspect that Putin and Russia are useful to progressives as an enemy because they can be identified as white and linked to the populist voters they oppose in their own countries. At the same time by attacking Russia progressives deflect arguments that their immigration/decolonisation and LGBT stance is undermining patriotism within their own nations.

    But they are usually not the kind of people who are ready to do any fighting, I would guess their preference would be to send professional soldiers like the Foreign Legion.

    At the other end of the political spectrum what sudden death was saying also seems to have some truth to it. If the cause was presented as patrolling the Eastern borders to prevent the arrival of more refugees coming via Belarus, or resisting Muslim/African incursions into Ukraine, you would probably be able to find some volunteers. Imo this issue is still obscured by a lot of mainstream politics, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it turned out to be the most powerful in terms of mobilising European men.

  93. @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Too lazy to watch, but graphics without showing reinforced defensive lines are useless - way better also from pro-RF source:

    https://i.postimg.cc/gj5GWXjm/RU-POV-The-Ukrainian-Armed-Forces-completely-retreated-from-the-first-line-of-defense-in-the-Avdiivk.jpg

    Also all month by month RF gains/losses in sq.km can be seen here for comparison, begining from May 2022 and roughly since December 2022, and it's truly nothing but territorial stalemate for both sides compared with previous action:

    https://i.postimg.cc/bvT8vFr6/SMO-gains-2022-24.jpg

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mikhail

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @sudden death
    @sudden death

    Not have thorough knowledge of US Civil War military movements, but modern RF during its nearly 2.5 year (S&M)operationing managed to capture roughly northwestern part of Louisiana& half of southeastern beachstrip part of Texas at the cost of at least 100k dead soldiers.

    Replies: @Greasy William

  94. @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn't comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but....did you read John Johnson's latest post on Ukraine? Now that's perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you're defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl....twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes "but but sting operation conspiracy" defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn't on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I've worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what.....I'm gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @songbird, @QCIC, @Gerard1234

    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal,

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group – Hollywood martial arts stars that became famous in the ’80s and ’90s. That is people like Don “the Dragon” Wilson and Ernie Reyes Jr. (People most have forgotten about) don’t know if Jean Claude Van Dam even counts, as he was like a dancer or something, but count him, and Seagal must probably be #2.

    He has had at least seven children. There are people who literally worship him as a lama, in a cult-like way. He once broke Sean Connery’s wrist.

    A douchebag certainly. A creep probably.

    Katherine Heigl, who was sixteen at the time the film was made, said that on the last day of filming Seagal told her, “‘You know Katie, I got girlfriends your age.’ And I said, ‘Isn’t that illegal?’ And he said, ‘They don’t seem to mind’.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Siege_2:_Dark_Territory

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger. Many martial arts people open dojos, and they are consumed by paying exorbitant commercial rent.

    • Replies: @AP
    @songbird

    That’s like saying the worst quarterback in the NFL shouldn’t be called terrible because he is making a lot of money and plays the position better than 99% of Americans.

    As a famous celebrity, Seagal is a loser. One step above Weinstein.

    And another non-Slav cheerleading Putin’s war on Slavs.

    Replies: @songbird

    , @John Johnson
    @songbird

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group

    Yes he is a loser.

    He did indeed make millions and still wants to play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior.

    Here he is pretending to be a ninja master for a Russian audience through the art of choreography:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmEx8Moy7ro

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger.

    I don't think being a loser is automatically excluded by wealth or success in Hollywood.

    You can have endless wealth and still be a loser. Seagal has 7 children and instead of spending time with them he wants to fly around the world and pretend that he is a Japanese master warrior with the body of a short order cook. That is a loser.

    Replies: @songbird, @QCIC, @sudden death

  95. AP says:
    @songbird
    @John Johnson


    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal,
     
    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group - Hollywood martial arts stars that became famous in the '80s and '90s. That is people like Don "the Dragon" Wilson and Ernie Reyes Jr. (People most have forgotten about) don't know if Jean Claude Van Dam even counts, as he was like a dancer or something, but count him, and Seagal must probably be #2.

    He has had at least seven children. There are people who literally worship him as a lama, in a cult-like way. He once broke Sean Connery's wrist.

    A douchebag certainly. A creep probably.

    Katherine Heigl, who was sixteen at the time the film was made, said that on the last day of filming Seagal told her, "'You know Katie, I got girlfriends your age.' And I said, 'Isn't that illegal?' And he said, 'They don't seem to mind'."
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Siege_2:_Dark_Territory

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger. Many martial arts people open dojos, and they are consumed by paying exorbitant commercial rent.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson

    That’s like saying the worst quarterback in the NFL shouldn’t be called terrible because he is making a lot of money and plays the position better than 99% of Americans.

    As a famous celebrity, Seagal is a loser. One step above Weinstein.

    And another non-Slav cheerleading Putin’s war on Slavs.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @AP


    As a famous celebrity, Seagal is a loser.
     
    Your bar is too high. Maybe, if you said "superstar.". Or "critical success." But Seagal is internationally recognized. I have seen Japanese artists lift his image for characters.

    And another non-Slav cheerleading Putin’s war on Slavs.
     
    IMO, more like a sexual harasser on the lamb seeking some cut of mob money "invested" (laundered) in terrible movies.
  96. @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Too lazy to watch, but graphics without showing reinforced defensive lines are useless - way better also from pro-RF source:

    https://i.postimg.cc/gj5GWXjm/RU-POV-The-Ukrainian-Armed-Forces-completely-retreated-from-the-first-line-of-defense-in-the-Avdiivk.jpg

    Also all month by month RF gains/losses in sq.km can be seen here for comparison, begining from May 2022 and roughly since December 2022, and it's truly nothing but territorial stalemate for both sides compared with previous action:

    https://i.postimg.cc/bvT8vFr6/SMO-gains-2022-24.jpg

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mikhail

    Keep dreaming. There’s no “stalemate” as Russian forces are getting stronger to the Kiev regime’s getting weaker.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren't anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol

    Replies: @Mikhail

  97. @Wielgus
    @Mikhail

    Pilsudski did not coordinate his actions with Russian Whites during the Russian Civil War as he distrusted them at least as much as the Bolsheviks - the Denikin slogan of "Russia one and indivisible" was a major stumbling block. Pilsudski's forces cooperated with the Ukrainian Petlyura but he was little more than a Polish puppet.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Denikin wasn’t against Polish independence. The issue was over what Poland’s eastern border should constitute. Enter the alliance between the Whites and Galician Ukrainian Army.

    https://www.eurasiareview.com/08042016-fuzzy-history-how-poland-saved-the-world-from-russia-analysis/

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    @Mikhail

    The Whites should have sucked it up and accepted the Polish demands since saving Russia from Bolshevism was much more important than getting Gomel and Lviv for Russia.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  98. @Mr. Hack
    @John Johnson


    Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.
     
    He seems to attract a similar crowd within Russia too:

    https://static.kyivpost.com/storage/2024/04/14/bfaf5b26840eb6ab12648468ad7bc6dc.jpg?w=1280&q=90&f=webp

    Our cohort of Putler fans at this website are an interesting amalgamation of personalities too. Here's a cartoon character based on Mike Averko. Does he look familiar to you?

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6013/2632/1600/Huckster.jpg
    I've never been able to determine whether or not Mike Averko has ever held down a real job in his entire life? I could be wrong though, here he's depicted as a hard working traveling vacuum salesman. Mickey, time to fess up?

    Replies: @Mikhail

    You found an anonymous cyber boyfriend to match your loser self. How grand. Your source is a cowardly wimp as well.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/worldhaveyoursay/2007/08/a_new_cold_war.html

  99. @Philip Owen
    @QCIC

    7R:1U in the set pieces. RU attacks and not very well. RU defence is better the UA but UA hasn't attacked much since 2022 except at Tokmak. Mariupol was their big lost defensive battle. RU losses and Phyrric victories.
    Ky'iv
    Mariupol
    Izyium
    Kherson
    Soledar
    Bakhmut
    Vugledar
    Avdiivka
    Chasiv Yar
    Each one involving at least 10,000 dead usually at least 20,000. Mariupol and Soledar wiped out the L/DPR. Bakhmut finished Wagner.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @QCIC, @AnonfromTN

    RU losses and Phyrric victories.

    Sure thing. The hysterics on the imperial patch clearly show that the RF had only losses and Pyrrhic victories in the war in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @Jazman
    @AnonfromTN

    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  100. @Mikhail
    @sudden death

    Keep dreaming. There's no "stalemate" as Russian forces are getting stronger to the Kiev regime's getting weaker.

    Replies: @sudden death

    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren’t anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol

    • LOL: Mikhail
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @sudden death


    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren’t anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol
     
    It's not about gaining territory at this point, as much as weakening the opponent (Kiev regime) as the other side (Russia) gets stronger.

    There's no "supposedly" here on this.

    Replies: @sudden death

  101. @Philip Owen
    @songbird

    In Alaska, Eskimo is just fine. Inuit is a Canadian thing, then there are Chuchki of course.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  102. @Sean
    There will not be any great offensives from Russia because of the extreme vulnerability to detection and shelling of all but the smallest formed up units on the battlefield. The Russia army are mounting a broad front attrition attrition strategy and because of the aforementioned difficulty in breakthroughs the Russians are only able to go at a snail's pace and suffering extra causalities as a result. In this war attack is much, much more difficult than defence and, although Russia is doing far from well, Ukraine is doing worse (evidenced by them backing out of there old defense line strongpoints as they are pinpointed and added to the queue for being destroyed by glide bombs). There is zero reason from the Kremlin's standpoint to negotiate as long as they can keep up constant pressure and that pressure is in fact ceaseless and very gradually increasing. There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov in a few months and the problems of proceeding with a predictable offensive on city with many large buildings prepared for defence might be insurmountable; prolly will result in immense casualties among defenders and attackers. That will lead both sides to modify their war aims. Maybe.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AnonfromTN, @Mikhail

    There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov

    There won’t be direct Russian assault on any big city in Ukraine. Kharkov will be encircled and then eventually surrender, like Azov bandits encircled in Azovstal in Mariupol.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN

    ...There won’t be direct Russian assault on any big city in Ukraine.

    I agree, why bother? But a stalemate would make Kiev's situation worse. The West is begging for it because it is the least bad option available now.

    If Russia would agree - I don't think they will - it would be a bleeding nightmare with decline to small population, constant danger, no economy. Kharkov would be a dead city.

    That may feel satisfying in the short run but in a few years it wouldn't be that great. Russia will be ok no matter what, it doesn't need the land. All they want is to neutralize Nato-in-Ukraine - they have achieved ir.

    It is a catastrophe for Ukraine, they made very bad choices. It is a major setback for Europe, EU is much worse off than it was in 2019 or 2014. Russia is stronger but has been hurt in ways that will come back to haunt the West. US has been checked but has few damages. China is the big winner.

    The gods are visibly moving away from the Euro-centric world, the Izrael-Gaza disaster is the last straw - the West basically self-destructed. Is that what the West really wanted?

  103. Would like GR to review Martin Sellner’s new book. It seems more interesting than I thought it would be.

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  104. IS NOTHING SACRED?!!?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68944117

    Why France is finding vegan croissants hard to stomach

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
  105. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    I think if Russia backs down from this Western aggression in Ukraine it eventually leads to World War 3 and vastly more people die across the globe. This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.

    Do you think they should have outwardly aligned themselves with Russia like the LPR/DPR?

    The latest Russian map doesn't show LPR/DPR. What happened?

    Replies: @QCIC

    I never expected the LPR/DPR political situation to be sorted out until after the fighting is over and things settle down. Why would anyone expect otherwise? There is heavy combat going on, who cares what name is on the stationary?

    The Ukraine should have aligned itself carefully with respect to Russia. Some form of neutrality with most-favored-nation status for Russia might have been a good compromise. Aligning with the West in a way that was actively against Russia was a mistake. This big picture is simple since Ukraine has more to gain by being with Russia than against her. The reality on the ground with external Western pressure and internal intrigues in Ukraine and Russia made for a complicated witches’ brew of influences which predictably led to war. The West intentionally set this process in motion and the Ukrainians were the only group with the ability to stop it.

  106. @AP
    @songbird

    That’s like saying the worst quarterback in the NFL shouldn’t be called terrible because he is making a lot of money and plays the position better than 99% of Americans.

    As a famous celebrity, Seagal is a loser. One step above Weinstein.

    And another non-Slav cheerleading Putin’s war on Slavs.

    Replies: @songbird

    As a famous celebrity, Seagal is a loser.

    Your bar is too high. Maybe, if you said “superstar.”. Or “critical success.” But Seagal is internationally recognized. I have seen Japanese artists lift his image for characters.

    And another non-Slav cheerleading Putin’s war on Slavs.

    IMO, more like a sexual harasser on the lamb seeking some cut of mob money “invested” (laundered) in terrible movies.

  107. Sean says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @Sean

    We still haven't nearly seen the full brunt of the Ukrainian defensive posture, that's only now starting to be replenished by the trickling in of much needed weapons and supplies. I think that by summertime we'll be able to see where this whole thing is headed. Kharkiv??...

    Replies: @Sean

    When the assault on Kharkiv starts Ukraine will have huge advantages inherent to defending a large city. Maybe they can stop the Russians in their tracks. However, why have the Russians been so open about Kharkiv being their goal? Lavrov has publicly announced that capturing Kharkiv is the key to Putin’s plans. Is the Kremlin perhaps trying to get the Ukrainians to concentrate their best units–the bulk of the fighting power of Ukraine’s army–at a single theatre in the East where it can be brought to battle and most easily be destroyed?

  108. QCIC says:

    Ha ha, why do you ask? This is the 21st century and officially nothing is scared!

    I like this awesome eurotrolling:

    “It’s really good. I don’t think I would recognise the difference,” said Marta, a visitor from Poland, of her pain au chocolat [sans beurre].

    I can imagine continuous eye rolls from the French readers along with derogatory epithets about Poles 🙂

    If they are leaving out the butter, why bother keeping the chocolate? Just stick a few dead crickets in there and be done with it.

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
  109. @AnonfromTN
    @Sean


    There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov
     
    There won’t be direct Russian assault on any big city in Ukraine. Kharkov will be encircled and then eventually surrender, like Azov bandits encircled in Azovstal in Mariupol.

    Replies: @Beckow

    …There won’t be direct Russian assault on any big city in Ukraine.

    I agree, why bother? But a stalemate would make Kiev’s situation worse. The West is begging for it because it is the least bad option available now.

    If Russia would agree – I don’t think they will – it would be a bleeding nightmare with decline to small population, constant danger, no economy. Kharkov would be a dead city.

    That may feel satisfying in the short run but in a few years it wouldn’t be that great. Russia will be ok no matter what, it doesn’t need the land. All they want is to neutralize Nato-in-Ukraine – they have achieved ir.

    It is a catastrophe for Ukraine, they made very bad choices. It is a major setback for Europe, EU is much worse off than it was in 2019 or 2014. Russia is stronger but has been hurt in ways that will come back to haunt the West. US has been checked but has few damages. China is the big winner.

    The gods are visibly moving away from the Euro-centric world, the Izrael-Gaza disaster is the last straw – the West basically self-destructed. Is that what the West really wanted?

  110. QCIC says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @QCIC


    This is what your Ukie friends foolishly got themselves mixed up in. Great job, morons.
     
    Total nonsense. My Ukie friends didn't start this war and they're only defending their homeland from the aggressive moves of their neighbors. You should lay the blame for this dangerous situation where it is due, the moronic Putler and those that support him. People like you.

    Replies: @QCIC

    The war is the West against Russia with Ukraine simply a battleground inhabited by pawns. NATO expansion, US missile bases in Eastern Europe, dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties, meddling in Russia-aligned countries were major elements of this new Cold War before 2014. Maidan was the key step which brought the heavy action to Ukraine.

    You people didn’t really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Evidence suggests the leaders in the West always expected a hot war, one which they thought they could handily win. Nonetheless, I am sure they always knew the country and people of Ukraine might be ripped to shreds in the course of achieving their goals. The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don’t think you people thought this thing through.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    You people didn’t really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Vicky Nuland was an assistant during Maidan.

    Did Nuland somehow force Ukrainian politicians to vote out a pro-Russian president who was disavowed by his own pro-Russia party?

    Putin defenders like to reference Nuland and especially her Jewishness.

    But what did she do exactly that changed the outcome more than actual Ukrainian politicians?

    The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don’t think you people thought this thing through.

    Did the DPR/LPR breakaway states make the right decision to align with Russia?

    Replies: @QCIC

  111. Did the Taiwanese or CIA stage this?

    [MORE]

    https://twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1787106301924753725

    To me, looks like something staged. Narrow focus, bare background. Punishment is better done using local intermediaries.

  112. @Coconuts
    @Beckow


    (Mostly, we wouldn’t be here to take up place for the higher people that they so much more deserve – the French, Dutch, Welsh, German, all the supremos.)
     
    Is this worry about the Welsh invading your lands serious?

    In the real world what is observable is not a movement of migration from the West towards the East, but East towards the West. It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.

    Replies: @Beckow

    It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.

    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.

    the Welsh invading your lands serious?

    Not really…:) I was mocking that moron Philip Owen who claims to be Welsh…

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Recently a fairly high-level Westie told me the Russian perfidy is caused by that ‘damn primitive Slav blood, they have always been like that‘. I gently pointed out that I am also a Slav, so he caught himself and said: “oh, but you people have a lot of German heritage“. Do we? He was serious. Just precious.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Beckow

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Taking in millions of Ukrainian women and children will slow down the West? What do you base that opinion on?

    You do realize that Canada already has Ukrainian areas?

    Here is a picture of a Ukrainian festival in Canada:

    https://media.blogto.com/events/2018/06/06/lookingdownbloor_1_orig.jpg?w=2048&cmd=resize&quality=70

    That is indeed a terrifying prospect. At that festival there are probably 3, maybe even 4 latke stands for every burger stand.

    Where is the atavistic hatred hiding? Under the bouncy slide?

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @Coconuts
    @Beckow


    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.
     
    Yeah, did you win any medals during the campaigns?

    I know the EU accession for EE countries brought free movement of labour, this brought people from the East in search of economic opportunities. You are right, I did forget about the Soviet Union's role in the creation of this labour pool. And in inspiring neo-liberalism and free movement of people...

    And everything else in the 'post-WW2 settlement'?


    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us...
     
    Are you being ironic?

    Replies: @Gerard1234, @Beckow

  113. @songbird
    @John Johnson


    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal,
     
    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group - Hollywood martial arts stars that became famous in the '80s and '90s. That is people like Don "the Dragon" Wilson and Ernie Reyes Jr. (People most have forgotten about) don't know if Jean Claude Van Dam even counts, as he was like a dancer or something, but count him, and Seagal must probably be #2.

    He has had at least seven children. There are people who literally worship him as a lama, in a cult-like way. He once broke Sean Connery's wrist.

    A douchebag certainly. A creep probably.

    Katherine Heigl, who was sixteen at the time the film was made, said that on the last day of filming Seagal told her, "'You know Katie, I got girlfriends your age.' And I said, 'Isn't that illegal?' And he said, 'They don't seem to mind'."
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Siege_2:_Dark_Territory

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger. Many martial arts people open dojos, and they are consumed by paying exorbitant commercial rent.

    Replies: @AP, @John Johnson

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group

    Yes he is a loser.

    He did indeed make millions and still wants to play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior.

    Here he is pretending to be a ninja master for a Russian audience through the art of choreography:

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger.

    I don’t think being a loser is automatically excluded by wealth or success in Hollywood.

    You can have endless wealth and still be a loser. Seagal has 7 children and instead of spending time with them he wants to fly around the world and pretend that he is a Japanese master warrior with the body of a short order cook. That is a loser.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @John Johnson


    play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior... Here he is pretending to be a ninja master
     
    It is called aikido. Whether or not he is good at it, I leave open to interpretation, though he does have a certain following. Looks like a crowd of thousands in that clip.

    Yes he is a loser.
     
    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    He is easily above the 99th percentile in wealth globally. And well above that in fame. He is outperforming the vast majority of people and nearly everyone in his chosen field.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AP, @Mikhail

    , @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    +++

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that's one way to meet your wives.

    I have no idea of the real story behind the scenes, but I wonder if Segal's fans like him because he seems to be his own man, doing things as he wants not as others expect? Most of the projects people hate on probably come to him. He knows they are kind of silly and he does them because the producers pay him. He is an actor and people pay actors to do silly things.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @sudden death
    @John Johnson

    Seagal should try doing some remake of those movie series below cause he straight out morphed into Bud Spencer phenotype;)

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

    Replies: @QCIC

  114. Mikhail says: • Website
    @Sean
    There will not be any great offensives from Russia because of the extreme vulnerability to detection and shelling of all but the smallest formed up units on the battlefield. The Russia army are mounting a broad front attrition attrition strategy and because of the aforementioned difficulty in breakthroughs the Russians are only able to go at a snail's pace and suffering extra causalities as a result. In this war attack is much, much more difficult than defence and, although Russia is doing far from well, Ukraine is doing worse (evidenced by them backing out of there old defense line strongpoints as they are pinpointed and added to the queue for being destroyed by glide bombs). There is zero reason from the Kremlin's standpoint to negotiate as long as they can keep up constant pressure and that pressure is in fact ceaseless and very gradually increasing. There is going to be a Russian assault on Kharkov in a few months and the problems of proceeding with a predictable offensive on city with many large buildings prepared for defence might be insurmountable; prolly will result in immense casualties among defenders and attackers. That will lead both sides to modify their war aims. Maybe.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @AnonfromTN, @Mikhail

    Or maybe the Kiev regime forces will finally stop fighting as a result of massive suffering and an increased yearning for an improved situation.

    Having the likes of Lindsey Graham as a friend casually letting you suffer in order to fulfill their neocon geopolitical wet dream isn’t a great long term motivator.

  115. Mikhail says: • Website
    @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren't anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren’t anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol

    It’s not about gaining territory at this point, as much as weakening the opponent (Kiev regime) as the other side (Russia) gets stronger.

    There’s no “supposedly” here on this.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts - like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)

    Replies: @Mikhail

  116. @QCIC
    @Mr. Hack

    The war is the West against Russia with Ukraine simply a battleground inhabited by pawns. NATO expansion, US missile bases in Eastern Europe, dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties, meddling in Russia-aligned countries were major elements of this new Cold War before 2014. Maidan was the key step which brought the heavy action to Ukraine.

    You people didn't really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Evidence suggests the leaders in the West always expected a hot war, one which they thought they could handily win. Nonetheless, I am sure they always knew the country and people of Ukraine might be ripped to shreds in the course of achieving their goals. The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don't think you people thought this thing through.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    You people didn’t really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Vicky Nuland was an assistant during Maidan.

    Did Nuland somehow force Ukrainian politicians to vote out a pro-Russian president who was disavowed by his own pro-Russia party?

    Putin defenders like to reference Nuland and especially her Jewishness.

    But what did she do exactly that changed the outcome more than actual Ukrainian politicians?

    The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don’t think you people thought this thing through.

    Did the DPR/LPR breakaway states make the right decision to align with Russia?

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that's a good one!

    The anti-Russia operation in Ukraine goes back to at least WW2 and accelerated during the time before the USSR collapsed. Nuland is a recent player tasked with fronting this project. The bosses approved of her until she made the unforced error during Congressional testimony on US-funded bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine.

    People associate Nuland with Jewish power because her husband is Robert Kagan an evil leader of the Jewish Neocon project. They recognize she is a card-carrying Neocon who is against normal human values shared by most citizens in the USA, Russia and Ukraine.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan. The Kremlins will have their work cut out keeping this meddling in check even after Ukraine capitulates.

    I live 6,000 miles away and do not speak Russian. I do not know what people in the LPR/DPR should have done but their decision to align with Russia makes sense to me.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  117. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    The best choice – maybe the only choice – are the Slavs.
     
    I think you, like many commenters on this site, grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that. The myth is that Israel cares about Jews. Hamas naively believed this and took hostages. They were wrong. The facts are that iIsraeli rulers did nothing to get the hostages back, Israeli forces murdered quite a few of those (including the two idiots who escaped from Hamas), and that on October 7th Israeli military likely killed more Jews than Hamas. It wasn’t the decision of pawns pulling the trigger: they had orders. Orders coming from the elites who have no scruples and no morals. Look at what the US regime is doing to protesting students (and quite a few faculty members, many of which weren’t even protesting). These are not Slavs, they are Americans, But they are treated by the elites with exactly the same disregard for human life and dignity as Slavs or Palis.

    The elites are not nationalistic, racist, or anything of the kind. They just care exclusively about themselves, their money and power,. They are willing to murder anyone who gets in the way, be it a Slav, a Pali, an American, or a Jew. The only way to protect humanity from these sociopaths is to kill them all, to the last person.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @Beckow

    …grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that.

    I agree about the elites. But to try to run the very complex global empire requires managing people. The context was: how does Macron get enough young Frenchies to go and die in the Ukie steppes? They can be ordered and paid well, but for an undertaking that risky they need to also stir up some emotions.

    The traditional Western way is to demonize the enemy: first the leader and his entourage, then enlarge to the misguided people supporting him. Add a few historical lies like “they have always attacked us!“, it was bad “weather” for the Napoleon fiasco, or “you know, Nazis could have won!“, even that Russians and Germans started WW2 maybe even attacking France together (people are very stupid). You also scare people that “Russians will invade Bretagne!” – Russia has never started a war against the West, it has always been vice-versa, but we are back to people simply being stupid.

    In that context the nationality matters. My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other ‘nationality’ or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in. Some in the elites may still even have bitter resentments for the WW2 loss or in US for the tense fear of the Cold War that was never properly cured since it just ended with no bang.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other ‘nationality’ or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in.
     
    They are still trying “Islamic terrorists” scarecrow, even though most “Islamic terrorists” today are directly or indirectly armed and trained by the imperial and affiliated secret services (Mujahideenin in Afghanistan, Chechen cutthroats, ISIS, other bandits in Syria, etc.). Then there are Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans. So, Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.

    Replies: @Beckow

  118. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @Philip Owen

    If you actually knew anything you would be legally proscribed from saying diddly squat.

    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds. How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired?

    That is the best estimate kill ratio. It is a pretty wild guess.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @AP, @Philip Owen

    Most of the deceased are killed by exploding artillery rounds.

    Quite a few are also killed by drones.

    How many artillery rounds has Ukraine fired and how many artillery rounds has Russia fired

    You forgot to consider the accuracy of the artillery.

  119. @Beckow
    @Coconuts


    It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.
     
    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.

    the Welsh invading your lands serious?
     
    Not really...:) I was mocking that moron Philip Owen who claims to be Welsh...

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Recently a fairly high-level Westie told me the Russian perfidy is caused by that 'damn primitive Slav blood, they have always been like that'. I gently pointed out that I am also a Slav, so he caught himself and said: "oh, but you people have a lot of German heritage". Do we? He was serious. Just precious.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Coconuts

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Taking in millions of Ukrainian women and children will slow down the West? What do you base that opinion on?

    You do realize that Canada already has Ukrainian areas?

    Here is a picture of a Ukrainian festival in Canada:

    That is indeed a terrifying prospect. At that festival there are probably 3, maybe even 4 latke stands for every burger stand.

    Where is the atavistic hatred hiding? Under the bouncy slide?

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @John Johnson


    ... The West... is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down.
     
    It will slow down the over-runing of the West by their former colonials, is that hard to understand? You have a reading comprehension issue. Adding millions of Ukies will have the effect of slowing down the de-Europeization of the West...

    After 1990 millions CE Euros moved West. If 1990 never happened and they didn't come by now London, Brussels, many German cities, etc.. would be almost fully Third-World. The 'Polish' plumbers, fruit-pickers, students, au-pairs (servants), engineers etc...have partially balanced the migrant tsunami. They also have more kids: in many German schools there are only Third World migrants and a few Polish-Russian-Ukies, and some Germans often from East Germany.

  120. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn't comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but....did you read John Johnson's latest post on Ukraine? Now that's perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you're defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl....twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes "but but sting operation conspiracy" defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn't on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I've worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what.....I'm gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @songbird, @QCIC, @Gerard1234

    In our information age we are stuck with many information sources which cannot be fully trusted. Effectively we know nothing about the authors, even though the video dialog seems very personal and we may be fooled into a sense of camaraderie. Quoting people like Napolitano or Ritter or Blinken or Hodges does not mean we claim to know them, trust them, or anything like that. The best one can do is some sort of quality control based on the validity of their previous work. If one of these people is marked by serious charges there may be a 50/50 chance these claims are true, but also a 50/50 chance they are misrepresented and the people in question are not in a position to defend themselves.

    The important thing is to focus on the facts of the news, not the unknowable facts about the news presenter which are none of our business. In some cases their reported transgressions may be so bad that we reject the news information even though we think it could be true. The work blamed on the Japanese unit 731 is a classic example. In a hypothetical moral dilemma, the diabolical scientists may have discovered some important medical fact which could save lives, but someone decided to burn the data instead of using it. The point of this destruction was not to benefit the victims but to remove all sanction from any similar inhumane work in the future. In other words the end does not justify the means.

    As JJ likes to point out, sorting these things out is important business.

    Another big problem is that video and audio can now be faked so well that most people, including experts, can never spot the fake.

  121. A123 says: • Website

    Genocidal Hamas attacks relief supply entry point: (1)

    Kerem Shalom, now closed, is another. The Israeli military reported 10 projectiles were launched at the crossing in southern Israel and said its fighter jets later struck the source. Hamas said it had been targeting Israeli soldiers in the area. Israel’s Channel 12 TV channel said 10 people were wounded, three seriously. It was unclear how long the crossing would be closed.

    The attack came shortly after the head of the U.N. World Food Program asserted “full-blown famine” in devastated northern Gaza, one of the most prominent warnings yet of the toll of restrictions on food and other aid entering the territory.

    Q: How does Hamas stopping aid help the people of Gaza? A: It doesn’t.

    Hamas was already expending Gaza residents as human shields. So, no one should be surprised by this degenerate behaviour.

    Why do people refuse to recognize that the kidnappers of genocidal Hamas are the problem? Is it willful blindness? Or, psychology detached from reality?

    Islam could end this tomorrow by releasing hostages and laying down arms.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/news/israel-closes-gaza-crossing-after-hamas-attack-and-vows-military-operation-in-the-very-near-future/

  122. @John Johnson
    @songbird

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group

    Yes he is a loser.

    He did indeed make millions and still wants to play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior.

    Here he is pretending to be a ninja master for a Russian audience through the art of choreography:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmEx8Moy7ro

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger.

    I don't think being a loser is automatically excluded by wealth or success in Hollywood.

    You can have endless wealth and still be a loser. Seagal has 7 children and instead of spending time with them he wants to fly around the world and pretend that he is a Japanese master warrior with the body of a short order cook. That is a loser.

    Replies: @songbird, @QCIC, @sudden death

    play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior… Here he is pretending to be a ninja master

    It is called aikido. Whether or not he is good at it, I leave open to interpretation, though he does have a certain following. Looks like a crowd of thousands in that clip.

    Yes he is a loser.

    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    He is easily above the 99th percentile in wealth globally. And well above that in fame. He is outperforming the vast majority of people and nearly everyone in his chosen field.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @songbird

    It is called aikido.

    It is called a White man wanting to be a Japanese ninja. Most Whites grow out of it by age 12.

    He isn't merely trying to learn a martial art. He wants to show off bad ass dude ninja skills to crowds. That's attention seeking.

    Seagal is the typical 9 year old White boy but in a fat man's body. Kind of cute at age 9 but not when a man does it.

    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Well it's subjective since humans measure each other by various standards.

    One person may value Hollywood success more than another. I place absolutely no value in Hollywood and in fact view it as an overall destructive force. In fact I place negative value in anyone that makes a living from it. I know people "in the biz" and I have to keep my true opinions to myself when around them. I have more respect for actual prostitutes.

    I think a man that plays dress up ninja instead of focusing on his family is a loser. He has hopeless insecurities despite his success in some areas. That is why there is the term born loser. It doesn't mean that person will have absolutely zero success in any area and will end up homeless.

    He has spent a lot of time on his ninja craft and he is really just a country fair showman. I'll believe his skills when he enters an octagon in an open competition and not a staged performance. He could probably fight Jake Paul for 10 million dollars.

    , @AP
    @songbird


    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser
     
    You are being pedantic.

    People are judged by their peers and not in comparison to the average person.

    It’s why Dubya is considered an idiot, even though objectively he is smarter and more educated than 95% of the general population (based on entrance exam scores his IQ is about 120 and he graduated from one of the world’s top universities). But as a world leader, he was a disastrous moron.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self, who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable. He’s basically unemployable. As a celebrity and movie star, he is a loser.

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird, @Mr. XYZ

    , @Mikhail
    @songbird

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn't be hypocritically attacked.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+arrests&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=O9U3ZuzWA4Kh0PEPtqO4uAw&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfjS2jj1w5AdALKl9VKMnXhrpd1IFm3&ved=0ahUKEwis4JGLl_eFAxWCEDQIHbYRDscQ4dUDCBM&oq=sean+penn+arrests&gs_lp=Egdnd3Mtd2l6IhFzZWFuIHBlbm4gYXJyZXN0c0ijM1AAWLwocAB4AJABAJgBYKABrwmqAQIxN7gBDMgBAPgBAZgCDKAChQjCAgsQABiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGNEDGIMBGMcBwgIOEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYxwHCAgsQLhiABBjRAxjHAcICDhAAGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIUEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYgwEYxwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGNQCGIoFwgIIEC4YgAQYsQPCAgUQLhiABMICDhAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIIEAAYgAQYsQPCAgUQABiABMICDRAAGIAEGLEDGEYY-wHCAgsQABiABBiGAxiKBZgDAJIHBDExLjGgB-WtAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+ukraine&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=3dU3ZoSYAYjN0PEPooWGgAs&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfj7RLGNaj-6PVsw57ItJnVA1fPHMGA&ved=0ahUKEwjE-q7Yl_eFAxWIJjQIHaKCAbAQ4dUDCA8&oq=sean+penn+ukraine&gs_lp=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&sclient=gws-wiz

    Replies: @John Johnson, @songbird

  123. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @songbird

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group

    Yes he is a loser.

    He did indeed make millions and still wants to play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior.

    Here he is pretending to be a ninja master for a Russian audience through the art of choreography:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmEx8Moy7ro

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger.

    I don't think being a loser is automatically excluded by wealth or success in Hollywood.

    You can have endless wealth and still be a loser. Seagal has 7 children and instead of spending time with them he wants to fly around the world and pretend that he is a Japanese master warrior with the body of a short order cook. That is a loser.

    Replies: @songbird, @QCIC, @sudden death

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    +++

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that’s one way to meet your wives.

    I have no idea of the real story behind the scenes, but I wonder if Segal’s fans like him because he seems to be his own man, doing things as he wants not as others expect? Most of the projects people hate on probably come to him. He knows they are kind of silly and he does them because the producers pay him. He is an actor and people pay actors to do silly things.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    Are you some pick typing boomer that takes an hour to copy a url? I made that post in about 3.5 minutes.

    I do have a life and a good one that lets me have a nice long coffee break and share videos with my besties like you and Mikhail.

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that’s one way to meet your wives.

    I can't watch any of those movies. Same for Van Damme. Too corny and they aren't self-aware. People will say they are "of their time" but I'd much rather watch Dirty Harry or French Connection. The Seagal/Van Damme movies are just corny daytime TV shows that have been stretched into a 2 hour format. Just awful. I don't see how someone can watch a movie like Apocalypse Now and then make Under Siege. I don't get it.

    I did sit through Lionheart and I needed a shower to wash all the cringe off.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    Seagal would take the fall and then declare Putin to be the greatest warrior the world has ever seen.

    Replies: @QCIC

  124. Would be funny if Hanania was deported to Rafah.

  125. @songbird
    @John Johnson


    play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior... Here he is pretending to be a ninja master
     
    It is called aikido. Whether or not he is good at it, I leave open to interpretation, though he does have a certain following. Looks like a crowd of thousands in that clip.

    Yes he is a loser.
     
    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    He is easily above the 99th percentile in wealth globally. And well above that in fame. He is outperforming the vast majority of people and nearly everyone in his chosen field.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AP, @Mikhail

    It is called aikido.

    It is called a White man wanting to be a Japanese ninja. Most Whites grow out of it by age 12.

    He isn’t merely trying to learn a martial art. He wants to show off bad ass dude ninja skills to crowds. That’s attention seeking.

    Seagal is the typical 9 year old White boy but in a fat man’s body. Kind of cute at age 9 but not when a man does it.

    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Well it’s subjective since humans measure each other by various standards.

    One person may value Hollywood success more than another. I place absolutely no value in Hollywood and in fact view it as an overall destructive force. In fact I place negative value in anyone that makes a living from it. I know people “in the biz” and I have to keep my true opinions to myself when around them. I have more respect for actual prostitutes.

    I think a man that plays dress up ninja instead of focusing on his family is a loser. He has hopeless insecurities despite his success in some areas. That is why there is the term born loser. It doesn’t mean that person will have absolutely zero success in any area and will end up homeless.

    He has spent a lot of time on his ninja craft and he is really just a country fair showman. I’ll believe his skills when he enters an octagon in an open competition and not a staged performance. He could probably fight Jake Paul for 10 million dollars.

  126. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    +++

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that's one way to meet your wives.

    I have no idea of the real story behind the scenes, but I wonder if Segal's fans like him because he seems to be his own man, doing things as he wants not as others expect? Most of the projects people hate on probably come to him. He knows they are kind of silly and he does them because the producers pay him. He is an actor and people pay actors to do silly things.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    Replies: @John Johnson

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    Are you some pick typing boomer that takes an hour to copy a url? I made that post in about 3.5 minutes.

    I do have a life and a good one that lets me have a nice long coffee break and share videos with my besties like you and Mikhail.

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that’s one way to meet your wives.

    I can’t watch any of those movies. Same for Van Damme. Too corny and they aren’t self-aware. People will say they are “of their time” but I’d much rather watch Dirty Harry or French Connection. The Seagal/Van Damme movies are just corny daytime TV shows that have been stretched into a 2 hour format. Just awful. I don’t see how someone can watch a movie like Apocalypse Now and then make Under Siege. I don’t get it.

    I did sit through Lionheart and I needed a shower to wash all the cringe off.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    Seagal would take the fall and then declare Putin to be the greatest warrior the world has ever seen.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    You seem to have a lot of videos at your finger tips to support whatever point you are attempting to make. This implies you watch too many of these vids. Maybe you have the process of selecting them down to an efficient science. If so, good for you.

    As an adult I know that Hollywood is full of creeps with their own agendas. Nonetheless, I have been entertained by many Hollywood showmen and women across my life. In his prime Segal was mid-pack. He probably has to keep working to pay alimony.

    If one believes anything about politics, Putin signed up for a tougher job than most. He apparently held his own. The full story is for the history books. I am against Wold War and it doesn't matter what I think about Putin. The only thing I might be able to influence in my own tiny way are the actions of the US government.

  127. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    You people didn’t really think Victoria Nuland and John McCain had your best interests in mind, did you?

    Vicky Nuland was an assistant during Maidan.

    Did Nuland somehow force Ukrainian politicians to vote out a pro-Russian president who was disavowed by his own pro-Russia party?

    Putin defenders like to reference Nuland and especially her Jewishness.

    But what did she do exactly that changed the outcome more than actual Ukrainian politicians?

    The people leading this see the Ukrainian and Russian people as comparable, so killing Ukies is a feature, not a bug. I don’t think you people thought this thing through.

    Did the DPR/LPR breakaway states make the right decision to align with Russia?

    Replies: @QCIC

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that’s a good one!

    The anti-Russia operation in Ukraine goes back to at least WW2 and accelerated during the time before the USSR collapsed. Nuland is a recent player tasked with fronting this project. The bosses approved of her until she made the unforced error during Congressional testimony on US-funded bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine.

    People associate Nuland with Jewish power because her husband is Robert Kagan an evil leader of the Jewish Neocon project. They recognize she is a card-carrying Neocon who is against normal human values shared by most citizens in the USA, Russia and Ukraine.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan. The Kremlins will have their work cut out keeping this meddling in check even after Ukraine capitulates.

    I live 6,000 miles away and do not speak Russian. I do not know what people in the LPR/DPR should have done but their decision to align with Russia makes sense to me.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that’s a good one!

    Not at all. I'm asking you what Nuland did exactly.

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
    https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-parliament-votes-oust-yanukovich-sets-may-election-151836020.html

    Putin defenders talk of Nuland during that time but don't provide any causal statements. The most I have seen is that she made some comments about wanting a change and is of course somehow guilty by way of being Jewish.

    Maybe you can clear that up for them as they haven't been able to explain it rationally. Anglin's followers make comments like "Nuland.....Jewish.....Ukraine....CIA" without explaining how it all goes together.

    Nuland said she would like some new changes in Ukraine. So what? How is that political intervention? I would like some changes in Russia. That doesn't mean I am involved in some conspiracy.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan.

    You believe the pro-Russian party was manipulated by Western money? What about the 2019 election?

    Was Yanukovich guilty of treason or do you believe he was innocent? Do you think his mansion was paid for with legitimate funds even if he couldn't explain them?

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

  128. @John Johnson
    @Beckow

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Taking in millions of Ukrainian women and children will slow down the West? What do you base that opinion on?

    You do realize that Canada already has Ukrainian areas?

    Here is a picture of a Ukrainian festival in Canada:

    https://media.blogto.com/events/2018/06/06/lookingdownbloor_1_orig.jpg?w=2048&cmd=resize&quality=70

    That is indeed a terrifying prospect. At that festival there are probably 3, maybe even 4 latke stands for every burger stand.

    Where is the atavistic hatred hiding? Under the bouncy slide?

    Replies: @Beckow

    The West… is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down.

    It will slow down the over-runing of the West by their former colonials, is that hard to understand? You have a reading comprehension issue. Adding millions of Ukies will have the effect of slowing down the de-Europeization of the West…

    After 1990 millions CE Euros moved West. If 1990 never happened and they didn’t come by now London, Brussels, many German cities, etc.. would be almost fully Third-World. The ‘Polish’ plumbers, fruit-pickers, students, au-pairs (servants), engineers etc…have partially balanced the migrant tsunami. They also have more kids: in many German schools there are only Third World migrants and a few Polish-Russian-Ukies, and some Germans often from East Germany.

  129. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    JJ, just stop with the videos. Save yourself, its never too late to get a life!

    Are you some pick typing boomer that takes an hour to copy a url? I made that post in about 3.5 minutes.

    I do have a life and a good one that lets me have a nice long coffee break and share videos with my besties like you and Mikhail.

    Under Siege was pretty good. Segal lined up with some pretty fine starlets over the years. I guess that’s one way to meet your wives.

    I can't watch any of those movies. Same for Van Damme. Too corny and they aren't self-aware. People will say they are "of their time" but I'd much rather watch Dirty Harry or French Connection. The Seagal/Van Damme movies are just corny daytime TV shows that have been stretched into a 2 hour format. Just awful. I don't see how someone can watch a movie like Apocalypse Now and then make Under Siege. I don't get it.

    I did sit through Lionheart and I needed a shower to wash all the cringe off.

    Maybe someday we can get a match staged just for you: Putin versus Segal. Will Steve take the fall like a man or will he do a Butch Coolidge on us?

    Seagal would take the fall and then declare Putin to be the greatest warrior the world has ever seen.

    Replies: @QCIC

    You seem to have a lot of videos at your finger tips to support whatever point you are attempting to make. This implies you watch too many of these vids. Maybe you have the process of selecting them down to an efficient science. If so, good for you.

    As an adult I know that Hollywood is full of creeps with their own agendas. Nonetheless, I have been entertained by many Hollywood showmen and women across my life. In his prime Segal was mid-pack. He probably has to keep working to pay alimony.

    If one believes anything about politics, Putin signed up for a tougher job than most. He apparently held his own. The full story is for the history books. I am against Wold War and it doesn’t matter what I think about Putin. The only thing I might be able to influence in my own tiny way are the actions of the US government.

  130. https://www.astro-seek.com/birth-chart/vladimir-putin-horoscope

    Putin’s birth chart

    Scorpio rising (1st decan); Venus in 1st house; MC in Leo; Moon in Gemini (8th house); Sun combust Neptune, Saturn, Mercury in Libra (12th house)

    Vlad is a Scorpio rising, meaning his chart is ruled by Mercury. However, his Mercury is combust at 23 degrees in Libra so we would expect him to look and behave more like a Libra rising.

    -full, neotenous face; short forehead w/ asymmetrical hairline; large, almond eyes with puffy lower eyelids; dark, straight eyebrows; low cheekbones with full cheeks; thin lips in a Cupid’s Bow shape with just a trace of pout; broad nose; large, round chin with cleft in the middle; medium hourglass shaped physique
    -enjoys the finer things in life
    -artistic
    -excellent at mediating disputes
    -highly charming in one on one situations
    -very strong sense of right and wrong and totally unwilling to compromise on what he feels is right
    -falls in and out of love many times
    -huge flirt; exceptionally charming with women
    -indecisive
    -family and relationship oriented
    -vain; appearance conscious; likes to be noticed
    -excellent communicator; quick witted and dominates any discussion that he is in
    -always looking for something new and exciting
    -starts a lot of new projects and then doesn’t finish them
    -get really irritated at people who don’t speak plainly
    -tend to talk at people; don’t really listen to what others are saying
    -always says what is on his mind
    -strong drive for power and desire to change the world
    -not brief; uses a lot more words than necessary in his communication
    -uses music and art as a means to self sooth
    -strong self discipline
    -get along with anyone
    -does whatever he can to make his wife happy
    -avoids open conflict as much as possible, preferring to use manipulation
    -highly social
    -although social and friendly, also detached and cold
    -strong need for approval from others
    -can take a joke at his own expense
    -several failed relationships before settling down
    -tends to latch onto mentor figures
    -not really hardworking, but a lifelong learner who reads a lot
    -not emotional but still needs to talk about his feelings; will have a talkative wife
    -fact, as opposed to emotionally, oriented personality
    -conceited and arrogant
    -natural leader who is obsessed with recognition from others
    -grew up very fast
    -moves around a lot; can’t stand routines; unique sense of home decor
    -drama queen; spergs out over things that really aren’t a big deal at all; acts “extra”, as the kids say
    -able to project confidence even when dealing with major self doubt
    -control freak
    -can’t accept even constructive criticism; dismissive of the views of others
    -involved in international politics (sun in 12th house, look it up if you don’t believe me)
    -poor relationship with father
    -never let’s go of grudges
    -mother either died young or didn’t love Vlad
    -literally has slight psychic powers
    -inherently suspicious of others; paranoid and highly isolated
    -work in foreign lands and make a lot of money there (Saturn in 12th house)
    -started to come into his own between the ages of 28 and 30
    -achieve political power (Saturn in 12th house again, look it up if you don’t believe me)
    -marital life was initial tumultuous before ultimately settling down
    -enjoys writing fictional stories
    -accumulate wealth by all means necessary, even if they are immoral/unethical
    -serious marital problems; either separate from first wife or end up in a marriage that is in name only

    those of you who know more about Putin can tell us how accurate or inaccurate this is. It’s sounds really accurate from what I know about the guy

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    mother either died young or didn’t love Vlad

    The opposite happened. He was an only child and was spoiled with attention by both parents. They lost their other son in the siege of Leningrad.

    His parents were poor but he would take any gift from them even while knowing they couldn't afford it. Just read about the watch story in his autobiography.

    Putin is a spoiled brat with arrested development and permanent insecurities over his small stature.

    not really hardworking, but a lifelong learner who reads a lot

    He skipped every book on WW1/WW2 military strategy. He seemed surprised that they had Western dependencies on computer chips which shows he didn't take a cursory glance at their imports.

    can take a joke at his own expense

    You can get prison time for depicting him as a crab in a child's drawing.

    marital life was initial tumultuous before ultimately settling down

    He is 71 and banging some young gymnast.

    get along with anyone

    Well astronomy has been officially confirmed as a load of bullshit.

    I guess the alignment of the planets don't actually determine your genetic traits and life path.

    those of you who know more about Putin can tell us how accurate or inaccurate this is. It’s sounds really accurate from what I know about the guy

    Have you heard of the prank where they read the same astronomy reading to a large group and they all thought it "sounds right"?

    Replies: @QCIC

  131. Applying fishskins to wounds and rashes seems counter-intuitive.

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  132. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that's a good one!

    The anti-Russia operation in Ukraine goes back to at least WW2 and accelerated during the time before the USSR collapsed. Nuland is a recent player tasked with fronting this project. The bosses approved of her until she made the unforced error during Congressional testimony on US-funded bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine.

    People associate Nuland with Jewish power because her husband is Robert Kagan an evil leader of the Jewish Neocon project. They recognize she is a card-carrying Neocon who is against normal human values shared by most citizens in the USA, Russia and Ukraine.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan. The Kremlins will have their work cut out keeping this meddling in check even after Ukraine capitulates.

    I live 6,000 miles away and do not speak Russian. I do not know what people in the LPR/DPR should have done but their decision to align with Russia makes sense to me.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that’s a good one!

    Not at all. I’m asking you what Nuland did exactly.

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
    https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-parliament-votes-oust-yanukovich-sets-may-election-151836020.html

    Putin defenders talk of Nuland during that time but don’t provide any causal statements. The most I have seen is that she made some comments about wanting a change and is of course somehow guilty by way of being Jewish.

    Maybe you can clear that up for them as they haven’t been able to explain it rationally. Anglin’s followers make comments like “Nuland…..Jewish…..Ukraine….CIA” without explaining how it all goes together.

    Nuland said she would like some new changes in Ukraine. So what? How is that political intervention? I would like some changes in Russia. That doesn’t mean I am involved in some conspiracy.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan.

    You believe the pro-Russian party was manipulated by Western money? What about the 2019 election?

    Was Yanukovich guilty of treason or do you believe he was innocent? Do you think his mansion was paid for with legitimate funds even if he couldn’t explain them?

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    In this situation of the West pressuring Russia in Ukraine I base my outlook on the big picture which includes these well known points:

    - NATO expansion against Russian security concerns (broken Western promises)
    - USA dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties
    - Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya
    - USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    I don't care much about the details of political life in Ukraine since I don't know what details are accurate or important. I don't think you have this knowledge either. The current president is simply an actor put in place by Ukrainian Jewish oligarchs to implement a shared project with the West against Russia.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Derer

    , @Derer
    @John Johnson


    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
     
    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Yanukovich election: "3149 observers and OECD declared it transparent and honest."

    Do you know that an election is for 4 year term and Yanukovich refusal to put the US military bases on Crimea does not qualify for his impeachment.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AnonfromTN

  133. AP says:
    @songbird
    @John Johnson


    play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior... Here he is pretending to be a ninja master
     
    It is called aikido. Whether or not he is good at it, I leave open to interpretation, though he does have a certain following. Looks like a crowd of thousands in that clip.

    Yes he is a loser.
     
    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    He is easily above the 99th percentile in wealth globally. And well above that in fame. He is outperforming the vast majority of people and nearly everyone in his chosen field.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AP, @Mikhail

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser

    You are being pedantic.

    People are judged by their peers and not in comparison to the average person.

    It’s why Dubya is considered an idiot, even though objectively he is smarter and more educated than 95% of the general population (based on entrance exam scores his IQ is about 120 and he graduated from one of the world’s top universities). But as a world leader, he was a disastrous moron.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self, who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable. He’s basically unemployable. As a celebrity and movie star, he is a loser.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @AP

    My hunch is that Dubya is pretty dumb and his scores and grades could be faked. He comes from a milieu where I believe that sort of thing would be uncontroversial. However, he reportedly flew F101 fighter aircraft which counts for something, though long ago I read a harsh critique of his piloting skills. Probably not as bad as McCain though.

    +++

    I skimmed Seagal's wiki page. I conclude that his first wife doesn't like him very much and that he is a lively character.

    , @songbird
    @AP


    You are being pedantic.
     
    True, but that is the whole point of this forum.

    People are judged by their peers
     
    I agree 100%. But you are placing him in the wrong peer group - movie stars. The correct peer group is martial arts movie stars, who are racially non-Asian and were famous in the '80s/'90s. The kind of people kids from that era who took martial arts admired.

    It is kind of a fringe group and fringe audience.

    Not included are people famous for taking steroids and shooting guns, like Stallone and Schwarzenegger who have little or no training, or didn't gain roles from it. Or people chosen for their looks or acting ability like Tom Cruise.

    Also not included are people like Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, who had greater markets or populations to draw fame from. (At least eventually)

    What is needed is some pretension to martial arts. People doing high kicks or splits or throws. People promoting them and being associated with them.

    To be generous, let's include Chuck Norris, even though his fame started earlier and he was the first with his foot in the door. That would probably bump Seagal down to #3, rather than #2. Still a winner, still on the podium.

    Seagal's true peers are people like Cythia Rothruck and Van Damme. Don "the Dragon" Wilson who although a hapa I think only made Western movies.

    Norris has 5 kids. Van Damme 3. Rothruck 1. Seagal 7. He has top fertility of that group.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self,
     
    The hand of time is cruel to us all.

    who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable.
     
    He is half Ashkenazi, and never seems to have felt strong roots. He lived in Japan for a number of years, before abandoning his wife and children there. (That is why I say he is a scoundrel) His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    He’s basically unemployable.
     
    this is actually true for a lot of actors that age (what is the last blockbuster Schwarzenegger or Stallone was in?), not to mention martial arts stars specifically. But he is like 72. A good age to retire.

    he is a loser.
     
    A great sinner, whose days of glory are far behind him, certainly, but that is not what most people mean by the word.

    IMO, calling him a loser is tantamount to saying the elderly are losers.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @LatW

    , @Mr. XYZ
    @AP


    and he graduated from one of the world’s top universities
     
    That was likely due to legacy preferences.
  134. @Mikhail
    @sudden death


    Then why RF gains in 2024 aren’t anyhow drastically different from RF gains in 2023 if UA army now is consisting of the ammo starved ghosts against the supposedly stronger, larger RF army with NK/Iran supplied ammo+RF domestic made gliding bombs? To say nothing of the gains in 2022 when RF army was allegedly the weakest lol
     
    It's not about gaining territory at this point, as much as weakening the opponent (Kiev regime) as the other side (Russia) gets stronger.

    There's no "supposedly" here on this.

    Replies: @sudden death

    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts – like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @sudden death


    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts – like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)
     
    In that wacky alternative world from reality that some still subscribe to. It was never really so much about acquiring land as the Minsk Accords and the almost signed agreement in Istanbul clearly indicate. Once again, the Russian armed forces have gotten stronger since 2/24/22 with the Kiev regime's going in the opposite direction.

    Only a matter of time.

    Replies: @A123

  135. @Greasy William
    https://www.astro-seek.com/birth-chart/vladimir-putin-horoscope

    Putin's birth chart

    Scorpio rising (1st decan); Venus in 1st house; MC in Leo; Moon in Gemini (8th house); Sun combust Neptune, Saturn, Mercury in Libra (12th house)

    Vlad is a Scorpio rising, meaning his chart is ruled by Mercury. However, his Mercury is combust at 23 degrees in Libra so we would expect him to look and behave more like a Libra rising.

    -full, neotenous face; short forehead w/ asymmetrical hairline; large, almond eyes with puffy lower eyelids; dark, straight eyebrows; low cheekbones with full cheeks; thin lips in a Cupid's Bow shape with just a trace of pout; broad nose; large, round chin with cleft in the middle; medium hourglass shaped physique
    -enjoys the finer things in life
    -artistic
    -excellent at mediating disputes
    -highly charming in one on one situations
    -very strong sense of right and wrong and totally unwilling to compromise on what he feels is right
    -falls in and out of love many times
    -huge flirt; exceptionally charming with women
    -indecisive
    -family and relationship oriented
    -vain; appearance conscious; likes to be noticed
    -excellent communicator; quick witted and dominates any discussion that he is in
    -always looking for something new and exciting
    -starts a lot of new projects and then doesn't finish them
    -get really irritated at people who don't speak plainly
    -tend to talk at people; don't really listen to what others are saying
    -always says what is on his mind
    -strong drive for power and desire to change the world
    -not brief; uses a lot more words than necessary in his communication
    -uses music and art as a means to self sooth
    -strong self discipline
    -get along with anyone
    -does whatever he can to make his wife happy
    -avoids open conflict as much as possible, preferring to use manipulation
    -highly social
    -although social and friendly, also detached and cold
    -strong need for approval from others
    -can take a joke at his own expense
    -several failed relationships before settling down
    -tends to latch onto mentor figures
    -not really hardworking, but a lifelong learner who reads a lot
    -not emotional but still needs to talk about his feelings; will have a talkative wife
    -fact, as opposed to emotionally, oriented personality
    -conceited and arrogant
    -natural leader who is obsessed with recognition from others
    -grew up very fast
    -moves around a lot; can't stand routines; unique sense of home decor
    -drama queen; spergs out over things that really aren't a big deal at all; acts "extra", as the kids say
    -able to project confidence even when dealing with major self doubt
    -control freak
    -can't accept even constructive criticism; dismissive of the views of others
    -involved in international politics (sun in 12th house, look it up if you don't believe me)
    -poor relationship with father
    -never let's go of grudges
    -mother either died young or didn't love Vlad
    -literally has slight psychic powers
    -inherently suspicious of others; paranoid and highly isolated
    -work in foreign lands and make a lot of money there (Saturn in 12th house)
    -started to come into his own between the ages of 28 and 30
    -achieve political power (Saturn in 12th house again, look it up if you don't believe me)
    -marital life was initial tumultuous before ultimately settling down
    -enjoys writing fictional stories
    -accumulate wealth by all means necessary, even if they are immoral/unethical
    -serious marital problems; either separate from first wife or end up in a marriage that is in name only


    those of you who know more about Putin can tell us how accurate or inaccurate this is. It's sounds really accurate from what I know about the guy

    Replies: @John Johnson

    mother either died young or didn’t love Vlad

    The opposite happened. He was an only child and was spoiled with attention by both parents. They lost their other son in the siege of Leningrad.

    His parents were poor but he would take any gift from them even while knowing they couldn’t afford it. Just read about the watch story in his autobiography.

    Putin is a spoiled brat with arrested development and permanent insecurities over his small stature.

    not really hardworking, but a lifelong learner who reads a lot

    He skipped every book on WW1/WW2 military strategy. He seemed surprised that they had Western dependencies on computer chips which shows he didn’t take a cursory glance at their imports.

    can take a joke at his own expense

    You can get prison time for depicting him as a crab in a child’s drawing.

    marital life was initial tumultuous before ultimately settling down

    He is 71 and banging some young gymnast.

    get along with anyone

    Well astronomy has been officially confirmed as a load of bullshit.

    I guess the alignment of the planets don’t actually determine your genetic traits and life path.

    those of you who know more about Putin can tell us how accurate or inaccurate this is. It’s sounds really accurate from what I know about the guy

    Have you heard of the prank where they read the same astronomy reading to a large group and they all thought it “sounds right”?

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50's and 20's at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    I want to hear more about VVP's psychic abilities.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

  136. @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...grossly overestimate the importance of nationality. Those who currently rule the “democratic” West don’t give a hoot about that.
     
    I agree about the elites. But to try to run the very complex global empire requires managing people. The context was: how does Macron get enough young Frenchies to go and die in the Ukie steppes? They can be ordered and paid well, but for an undertaking that risky they need to also stir up some emotions.

    The traditional Western way is to demonize the enemy: first the leader and his entourage, then enlarge to the misguided people supporting him. Add a few historical lies like "they have always attacked us!", it was bad "weather" for the Napoleon fiasco, or "you know, Nazis could have won!", even that Russians and Germans started WW2 maybe even attacking France together (people are very stupid). You also scare people that "Russians will invade Bretagne!" - Russia has never started a war against the West, it has always been vice-versa, but we are back to people simply being stupid.

    In that context the nationality matters. My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other 'nationality' or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in. Some in the elites may still even have bitter resentments for the WW2 loss or in US for the tense fear of the Cold War that was never properly cured since it just ended with no bang.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other ‘nationality’ or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in.

    They are still trying “Islamic terrorists” scarecrow, even though most “Islamic terrorists” today are directly or indirectly armed and trained by the imperial and affiliated secret services (Mujahideenin in Afghanistan, Chechen cutthroats, ISIS, other bandits in Syria, etc.). Then there are Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans. So, Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.
     
    But the liberal world of today must focus on white enemies. Who else could they go after?

    Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans.
     
    Good candidates but they can't be the main designated devils. Their demonization is functional: with Arabs it is Palestine, among Latins only specific leaders are demonized, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, or Brazil. Africans as a group can't do no wrong. Non-Chinese Asians are never attacked with emotional hatred. Chinese are the likely future "devil" enemy, but as of now, they are barely runner-ups.

    Russians are unique in that they fit all the criteria for the designated hated group: white, Christian Europeans, restricted "LGBTQ", long war history with Europe that one can project almost anything - some of it even true.

    The West is stuck, largely out of cheap resources, people don't like to work hard in real jobs, short of men willing to die in the plunder economy the West has been running for centuries. They can still kill for it but can no longer die. That's a huge problem. Plus the migrants, the gender collapse, and the late-stage capitalist massive corruption.

    Russia as an enemy is a god-send, it buys time. Finding the Ukies was a stroke of luck, at the beginning I sensed that the Westie elites were not sure these atavistic morons were for real - even I doubted it - but it turned out that they are. That's why Borrel says gleefully "let's not end the war"...this is good for them, they have no place to go after this.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  137. @John Johnson
    @songbird

    He is objectively fat and a terrible actor. Have never enjoyed one of his films. You would have to put a gun to my head to get me to watch his direct to video releases. But is he really a loser?

    He is worth millions of dollars, while the vast majority of actors have no money. I would say he has done pretty well for himself out of his peer group

    Yes he is a loser.

    He did indeed make millions and still wants to play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior.

    Here he is pretending to be a ninja master for a Russian audience through the art of choreography:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmEx8Moy7ro

    But not a loser. Like it or not, he is a winner, if on a smaller scale than Cruise or Schwarzenegger.

    I don't think being a loser is automatically excluded by wealth or success in Hollywood.

    You can have endless wealth and still be a loser. Seagal has 7 children and instead of spending time with them he wants to fly around the world and pretend that he is a Japanese master warrior with the body of a short order cook. That is a loser.

    Replies: @songbird, @QCIC, @sudden death

    Seagal should try doing some remake of those movie series below cause he straight out morphed into Bud Spencer phenotype;)

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @sudden death

    Spencer started out athletic as well.

  138. Mikhail says: • Website
    @songbird
    @John Johnson


    play dress-up Japanese samurai warrior... Here he is pretending to be a ninja master
     
    It is called aikido. Whether or not he is good at it, I leave open to interpretation, though he does have a certain following. Looks like a crowd of thousands in that clip.

    Yes he is a loser.
     
    A liar and a scoundrel. A lecher. Not an A-lister, but neither a loser.

    He is easily above the 99th percentile in wealth globally. And well above that in fame. He is outperforming the vast majority of people and nearly everyone in his chosen field.

    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser. Just someone who got wealthy by making bad movies.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AP, @Mikhail

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+arrests&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=O9U3ZuzWA4Kh0PEPtqO4uAw&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfjS2jj1w5AdALKl9VKMnXhrpd1IFm3&ved=0ahUKEwis4JGLl_eFAxWCEDQIHbYRDscQ4dUDCBM&oq=sean+penn+arrests&gs_lp=Egdnd3Mtd2l6IhFzZWFuIHBlbm4gYXJyZXN0c0ijM1AAWLwocAB4AJABAJgBYKABrwmqAQIxN7gBDMgBAPgBAZgCDKAChQjCAgsQABiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGNEDGIMBGMcBwgIOEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYxwHCAgsQLhiABBjRAxjHAcICDhAAGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIUEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYgwEYxwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGNQCGIoFwgIIEC4YgAQYsQPCAgUQLhiABMICDhAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIIEAAYgAQYsQPCAgUQABiABMICDRAAGIAEGLEDGEYY-wHCAgsQABiABBiGAxiKBZgDAJIHBDExLjGgB-WtAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+ukraine&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=3dU3ZoSYAYjN0PEPooWGgAs&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfj7RLGNaj-6PVsw57ItJnVA1fPHMGA&ved=0ahUKEwjE-q7Yl_eFAxWIJjQIHaKCAbAQ4dUDCA8&oq=sean+penn+ukraine&gs_lp=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&sclient=gws-wiz

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked.

    People were making fun of Seagal well before decided to be buddies with Putin. r

    I'm really not a fan of anything Sean Penn has done in the last decade or so. I like him in 80s movies like Colors and Fast Times. I haven't seen his Ukraine documentary but it is in my queue.

    I will put Seagal well ahead of Ritter and Russel Brand however. Seagal is a goofball but doesn't whip out his dick at the office.

    , @songbird
    @Mikhail


    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked
     
    Probably. But he is a fairly controversial figure even outside of politics, and within the field of martial arts. People have high expectations for guys who play heroes, but he has a reputation for being an A-hole, liar, and womanizer.

    I think "scoundrel" is a correct assessment, but not really "loser." Though his recent movies are certainly unwatchable.

    Replies: @Mikhail

  139. @AP
    @QCIC


    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    …in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.

    What was the reason for this?
     
    I had a friend in Moscow who was a former FSB officer, who later went corporate (much better pay, he wasn't corrupt enough at his job to support a family).

    He said that when the security organs were staffed by people from such background during Stalin's time, they were too bloody and murderous, and the USSR (and later Russia) didn't want that anymore.

    He also said there was a sort of grudging respect for the Banderist enemies, and that there was a wave of western Ukrainians joining in the 1950s and 1960s. Those people were seen as gifted for such work. That was the person I knew in Russia who ever had anything good to say about Banderists.

    Replies: @Mr. XYZ, @Realhistory43, @Gerard1234

    Why is there so much problem with the banderitas? Even if they collaborated with the Nazis, it was better for non-Jewish Ukrainians than the Soviet regime that turned them into a shithole.

  140. Mikhail says: • Website
    @sudden death
    @Mikhail

    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts - like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts – like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)

    In that wacky alternative world from reality that some still subscribe to. It was never really so much about acquiring land as the Minsk Accords and the almost signed agreement in Istanbul clearly indicate. Once again, the Russian armed forces have gotten stronger since 2/24/22 with the Kiev regime’s going in the opposite direction.

    Only a matter of time.

    • Replies: @A123
    @Mikhail


    It was never really so much about acquiring land as the Minsk Accords and the almost signed agreement in Istanbul clearly indicate.
     
    I concur.

    Not to mention that Putin made gains that cannot be measured in km² of land.

    • The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant [NNPP] will drive Russian economic activity in the region.
    • Access to the Dnieper has removed the Collective Punishment Dam. After the fighting ends, a modest amount of construction to refill the canals will restore fresh water to Crimean farmers.

    Russian victims of Kiev aggression are now winning in land, energy, and natural resources.

    PEACE 😇
  141. QCIC says:
    @AP
    @songbird


    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser
     
    You are being pedantic.

    People are judged by their peers and not in comparison to the average person.

    It’s why Dubya is considered an idiot, even though objectively he is smarter and more educated than 95% of the general population (based on entrance exam scores his IQ is about 120 and he graduated from one of the world’s top universities). But as a world leader, he was a disastrous moron.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self, who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable. He’s basically unemployable. As a celebrity and movie star, he is a loser.

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird, @Mr. XYZ

    My hunch is that Dubya is pretty dumb and his scores and grades could be faked. He comes from a milieu where I believe that sort of thing would be uncontroversial. However, he reportedly flew F101 fighter aircraft which counts for something, though long ago I read a harsh critique of his piloting skills. Probably not as bad as McCain though.

    +++

    I skimmed Seagal’s wiki page. I conclude that his first wife doesn’t like him very much and that he is a lively character.

  142. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    mother either died young or didn’t love Vlad

    The opposite happened. He was an only child and was spoiled with attention by both parents. They lost their other son in the siege of Leningrad.

    His parents were poor but he would take any gift from them even while knowing they couldn't afford it. Just read about the watch story in his autobiography.

    Putin is a spoiled brat with arrested development and permanent insecurities over his small stature.

    not really hardworking, but a lifelong learner who reads a lot

    He skipped every book on WW1/WW2 military strategy. He seemed surprised that they had Western dependencies on computer chips which shows he didn't take a cursory glance at their imports.

    can take a joke at his own expense

    You can get prison time for depicting him as a crab in a child's drawing.

    marital life was initial tumultuous before ultimately settling down

    He is 71 and banging some young gymnast.

    get along with anyone

    Well astronomy has been officially confirmed as a load of bullshit.

    I guess the alignment of the planets don't actually determine your genetic traits and life path.

    those of you who know more about Putin can tell us how accurate or inaccurate this is. It’s sounds really accurate from what I know about the guy

    Have you heard of the prank where they read the same astronomy reading to a large group and they all thought it "sounds right"?

    Replies: @QCIC

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50’s and 20’s at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    I want to hear more about VVP’s psychic abilities.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @QCIC


    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people
     
    That is more for the personality readings, although even then not always. Saying that the guy would use shady means abroad to amass a fortune and that he would achieve great political power are specific things that would decidedly not apply to most people.

    I don't know if Vlad has any interest in art or music, but that seems very unlikely. I also can't imagine him writing short stories.

    Also, with Putin it's really messed up because his "parents" may actually have been his grandparents... which ironically kinda fits in with his chart

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    , @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The Chinese Zodiac is even more ridiculous. Everyone born in the same year gets similar personality traits.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50’s and 20’s at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    That kind of implies "those that can do" as if men only operate based on option.

    I had a very good looking woman offer herself to me at work a few years ago and I turned it down. I am not going to betray my wife for some casual sex. Putin probably never actually liked his wife and just viewed her as a trophy.

    I want to hear more about VVP’s psychic abilities.

    Hmmm I'm guessing that clairvoyance is not one of his strong traits.

  143. @sudden death
    @John Johnson

    Seagal should try doing some remake of those movie series below cause he straight out morphed into Bud Spencer phenotype;)

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

    Replies: @QCIC

    Spencer started out athletic as well.

  144. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50's and 20's at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    I want to hear more about VVP's psychic abilities.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people

    That is more for the personality readings, although even then not always. Saying that the guy would use shady means abroad to amass a fortune and that he would achieve great political power are specific things that would decidedly not apply to most people.

    I don’t know if Vlad has any interest in art or music, but that seems very unlikely. I also can’t imagine him writing short stories.

    Also, with Putin it’s really messed up because his “parents” may actually have been his grandparents… which ironically kinda fits in with his chart

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Greasy William


    Vlad
     
    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad. Short of Vladislav is Slava, not Vlad, either. Vlad is the short of Vladlen, and artificial Soviet-era name (combination of the first syllables of Vladimir Lenin), which was pretty rare back then and has now essentially disappeared.

    Replies: @A123, @John Johnson, @AP

  145. @Greasy William
    @QCIC


    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people
     
    That is more for the personality readings, although even then not always. Saying that the guy would use shady means abroad to amass a fortune and that he would achieve great political power are specific things that would decidedly not apply to most people.

    I don't know if Vlad has any interest in art or music, but that seems very unlikely. I also can't imagine him writing short stories.

    Also, with Putin it's really messed up because his "parents" may actually have been his grandparents... which ironically kinda fits in with his chart

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    Vlad

    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad. Short of Vladislav is Slava, not Vlad, either. Vlad is the short of Vladlen, and artificial Soviet-era name (combination of the first syllables of Vladimir Lenin), which was pretty rare back then and has now essentially disappeared.

    • Replies: @A123
    @AnonfromTN

    Vlad The Impaler is much less catchy if you try to change it.

    PEACE 😇

     
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/80/83/98/808398b2747f23ce6867cb2bb931ac08.jpg

    , @John Johnson
    @AnonfromTN

    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad.

    No one cares.

    Poor Easties in America can't say Big Mac without saying Big Mock. The long a gives them grief.

    It takes them years to say want instead of vant.

    The other funny one is "You want I go?"

    I know a Slav who has been here for like 20 years and still can't break that habit.

    You vant I go get Big Mock.....yes? I like Big Mock with French fries.

    The difference is that I don't look down at him because I don't base my identity on such things. It isn't his first language and I don't care. We can have a Big Mock together. Not a big deal.

    , @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    Short form of Vladimir is Volodya
     
    I prefer Vovchyk.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  146. A123 says: • Website
    @Mikhail
    @sudden death


    Since the land gains suddenly became not that important, guess another metrics can also be taken into account of gaining super strenghts – like RF soldiers beginning riding in imported open air golf carts instead of armoured cars/IFVs when having to deal with UA drones everywhere near the battlegrounds;)
     
    In that wacky alternative world from reality that some still subscribe to. It was never really so much about acquiring land as the Minsk Accords and the almost signed agreement in Istanbul clearly indicate. Once again, the Russian armed forces have gotten stronger since 2/24/22 with the Kiev regime's going in the opposite direction.

    Only a matter of time.

    Replies: @A123

    It was never really so much about acquiring land as the Minsk Accords and the almost signed agreement in Istanbul clearly indicate.

    I concur.

    Not to mention that Putin made gains that cannot be measured in km² of land.

    • The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant [NNPP] will drive Russian economic activity in the region.
    • Access to the Dnieper has removed the Collective Punishment Dam. After the fighting ends, a modest amount of construction to refill the canals will restore fresh water to Crimean farmers.

    Russian victims of Kiev aggression are now winning in land, energy, and natural resources.

    PEACE 😇

  147. @Mikhail
    @songbird

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn't be hypocritically attacked.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+arrests&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=O9U3ZuzWA4Kh0PEPtqO4uAw&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfjS2jj1w5AdALKl9VKMnXhrpd1IFm3&ved=0ahUKEwis4JGLl_eFAxWCEDQIHbYRDscQ4dUDCBM&oq=sean+penn+arrests&gs_lp=Egdnd3Mtd2l6IhFzZWFuIHBlbm4gYXJyZXN0c0ijM1AAWLwocAB4AJABAJgBYKABrwmqAQIxN7gBDMgBAPgBAZgCDKAChQjCAgsQABiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGNEDGIMBGMcBwgIOEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYxwHCAgsQLhiABBjRAxjHAcICDhAAGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIUEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYgwEYxwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGNQCGIoFwgIIEC4YgAQYsQPCAgUQLhiABMICDhAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIIEAAYgAQYsQPCAgUQABiABMICDRAAGIAEGLEDGEYY-wHCAgsQABiABBiGAxiKBZgDAJIHBDExLjGgB-WtAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+ukraine&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=3dU3ZoSYAYjN0PEPooWGgAs&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfj7RLGNaj-6PVsw57ItJnVA1fPHMGA&ved=0ahUKEwjE-q7Yl_eFAxWIJjQIHaKCAbAQ4dUDCA8&oq=sean+penn+ukraine&gs_lp=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&sclient=gws-wiz

    Replies: @John Johnson, @songbird

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked.

    People were making fun of Seagal well before decided to be buddies with Putin. r

    I’m really not a fan of anything Sean Penn has done in the last decade or so. I like him in 80s movies like Colors and Fast Times. I haven’t seen his Ukraine documentary but it is in my queue.

    I will put Seagal well ahead of Ritter and Russel Brand however. Seagal is a goofball but doesn’t whip out his dick at the office.

  148. @AnonfromTN
    @Greasy William


    Vlad
     
    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad. Short of Vladislav is Slava, not Vlad, either. Vlad is the short of Vladlen, and artificial Soviet-era name (combination of the first syllables of Vladimir Lenin), which was pretty rare back then and has now essentially disappeared.

    Replies: @A123, @John Johnson, @AP

    Vlad The Impaler is much less catchy if you try to change it.

    PEACE 😇

     

  149. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that’s a good one!

    Not at all. I'm asking you what Nuland did exactly.

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
    https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-parliament-votes-oust-yanukovich-sets-may-election-151836020.html

    Putin defenders talk of Nuland during that time but don't provide any causal statements. The most I have seen is that she made some comments about wanting a change and is of course somehow guilty by way of being Jewish.

    Maybe you can clear that up for them as they haven't been able to explain it rationally. Anglin's followers make comments like "Nuland.....Jewish.....Ukraine....CIA" without explaining how it all goes together.

    Nuland said she would like some new changes in Ukraine. So what? How is that political intervention? I would like some changes in Russia. That doesn't mean I am involved in some conspiracy.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan.

    You believe the pro-Russian party was manipulated by Western money? What about the 2019 election?

    Was Yanukovich guilty of treason or do you believe he was innocent? Do you think his mansion was paid for with legitimate funds even if he couldn't explain them?

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

    In this situation of the West pressuring Russia in Ukraine I base my outlook on the big picture which includes these well known points:

    – NATO expansion against Russian security concerns (broken Western promises)
    – USA dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties
    – Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya
    – USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    I don’t care much about the details of political life in Ukraine since I don’t know what details are accurate or important. I don’t think you have this knowledge either. The current president is simply an actor put in place by Ukrainian Jewish oligarchs to implement a shared project with the West against Russia.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya

    Why is Ukraine in the Russian sphere of influence? Who gets to decide that?

    What about Syria? Are they in this Russian sphere of influence or is that meddling?

    Who do you agree with on Crimea? Modern Putin or 2008 Putin? They hold contradictory opinions. 2008 Putin said it belongs to Ukraine. Who is correct?

    USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    Which missiles sites are you talking about? The 24 SM-3 ballistic-missile interceptors? They do not have nuclear warheads so you're wrong.......again. SM-3s are defensive:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sm-3-missile-defense-the-us-navy-can-hit-a-bullet-with-a-bullet/ar-AA1nZsww

    Do explain how either side can increase their capability with nuclear missiles on the border if both sides are completely annihilated by submarines in any exchange.

    Replies: @QCIC

    , @Derer
    @QCIC

    Putin is wrong for not exploiting reciprocated policies that would be much more effective. Namely, if there are the US missile sites in Poland or Romania, or in China Sea, there should be reciprocal Russian or Chinese bases in Venezuela or Cuba or Nicaragua, (keep working on Mexico and Brazil too). That would make immediate attention from toothless Yankees. It is wrong to allow and be passive to Washington warmongers unilateral and illiterate actions - essentially that leads to indirect encouragement.

  150. @AP
    @songbird


    You and AP may not like him, and neither do I. But he is not a loser
     
    You are being pedantic.

    People are judged by their peers and not in comparison to the average person.

    It’s why Dubya is considered an idiot, even though objectively he is smarter and more educated than 95% of the general population (based on entrance exam scores his IQ is about 120 and he graduated from one of the world’s top universities). But as a world leader, he was a disastrous moron.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self, who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable. He’s basically unemployable. As a celebrity and movie star, he is a loser.

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird, @Mr. XYZ

    You are being pedantic.

    True, but that is the whole point of this forum.

    People are judged by their peers

    I agree 100%. But you are placing him in the wrong peer group – movie stars. The correct peer group is martial arts movie stars, who are racially non-Asian and were famous in the ’80s/’90s. The kind of people kids from that era who took martial arts admired.

    It is kind of a fringe group and fringe audience.

    [MORE]

    Not included are people famous for taking steroids and shooting guns, like Stallone and Schwarzenegger who have little or no training, or didn’t gain roles from it. Or people chosen for their looks or acting ability like Tom Cruise.

    Also not included are people like Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, who had greater markets or populations to draw fame from. (At least eventually)

    What is needed is some pretension to martial arts. People doing high kicks or splits or throws. People promoting them and being associated with them.

    To be generous, let’s include Chuck Norris, even though his fame started earlier and he was the first with his foot in the door. That would probably bump Seagal down to #3, rather than #2. Still a winner, still on the podium.

    Seagal’s true peers are people like Cythia Rothruck and Van Damme. Don “the Dragon” Wilson who although a hapa I think only made Western movies.

    Norris has 5 kids. Van Damme 3. Rothruck 1. Seagal 7. He has top fertility of that group.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self,

    The hand of time is cruel to us all.

    who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable.

    He is half Ashkenazi, and never seems to have felt strong roots. He lived in Japan for a number of years, before abandoning his wife and children there. (That is why I say he is a scoundrel) His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    He’s basically unemployable.

    this is actually true for a lot of actors that age (what is the last blockbuster Schwarzenegger or Stallone was in?), not to mention martial arts stars specifically. But he is like 72. A good age to retire.

    he is a loser.

    A great sinner, whose days of glory are far behind him, certainly, but that is not what most people mean by the word.

    IMO, calling him a loser is tantamount to saying the elderly are losers.

    • Agree: QCIC
    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_on_the_Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

    Randy Newman has one. : )

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird

    , @LatW
    @songbird


    His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.
     
    Can't believe you're writing this with a straight face. Back off pseudo-Celt.

    The Tsar banned them into the Pale of Settlement - offloaded them onto us. With everything that comes with it - and you and the darned RusFedians dont' want to take any responsibility.

    This washed up has been is literally fighting against his own people, against his ancestral lands. So ungrateful.

    Pathetic.

    Find something better to do with your life - on the Irish side. At least, the Chuck Norris jokes have some value - as they are entertaining.

    Replies: @songbird, @Gerard1234

  151. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50's and 20's at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    I want to hear more about VVP's psychic abilities.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

    It is humorous that astrological readings can be so adaptable for different people. It is best if the subject is not known to the soothsayer, that is a lot more interesting.

    The Chinese Zodiac is even more ridiculous. Everyone born in the same year gets similar personality traits.

    The gymnast is 40 now, I guess they were in their 50’s and 20’s at the start. Not surprising that a hot young thing might hook up with a powerful man on the world stage, hypergamy and all that.

    That kind of implies “those that can do” as if men only operate based on option.

    I had a very good looking woman offer herself to me at work a few years ago and I turned it down. I am not going to betray my wife for some casual sex. Putin probably never actually liked his wife and just viewed her as a trophy.

    I want to hear more about VVP’s psychic abilities.

    Hmmm I’m guessing that clairvoyance is not one of his strong traits.

  152. @AnonfromTN
    @Philip Owen


    RU losses and Phyrric victories.
     
    Sure thing. The hysterics on the imperial patch clearly show that the RF had only losses and Pyrrhic victories in the war in Ukraine.

    Replies: @Jazman

    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Jazman


    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies
     
    Western propaganda, which Ukies habitually parrot, is always a pack of lies.

    However, there is a precedent in the literature. Remember Tolkien’s “The return of the King”? In that book the army of the dead also fought on the side of the good, against Sauron’r orcs. So, that won’t be the first time the dead fight against the evil and beat it.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  153. @Mikhail
    @songbird

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn't be hypocritically attacked.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+arrests&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=O9U3ZuzWA4Kh0PEPtqO4uAw&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfjS2jj1w5AdALKl9VKMnXhrpd1IFm3&ved=0ahUKEwis4JGLl_eFAxWCEDQIHbYRDscQ4dUDCBM&oq=sean+penn+arrests&gs_lp=Egdnd3Mtd2l6IhFzZWFuIHBlbm4gYXJyZXN0c0ijM1AAWLwocAB4AJABAJgBYKABrwmqAQIxN7gBDMgBAPgBAZgCDKAChQjCAgsQABiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGNEDGIMBGMcBwgIOEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYxwHCAgsQLhiABBjRAxjHAcICDhAAGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIUEC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYgwEYxwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBixAxiDAcICERAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGNQCGIoFwgIIEC4YgAQYsQPCAgUQLhiABMICDhAuGIAEGLEDGIMBGIoFwgIIEAAYgAQYsQPCAgUQABiABMICDRAAGIAEGLEDGEYY-wHCAgsQABiABBiGAxiKBZgDAJIHBDExLjGgB-WtAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

    https://www.google.com/search?q=sean+penn+ukraine&sca_esv=16ed921c8ce5d289&sca_upv=1&source=hp&ei=3dU3ZoSYAYjN0PEPooWGgAs&iflsig=AL9hbdgAAAAAZjfj7RLGNaj-6PVsw57ItJnVA1fPHMGA&ved=0ahUKEwjE-q7Yl_eFAxWIJjQIHaKCAbAQ4dUDCA8&oq=sean+penn+ukraine&gs_lp=Egdnd3Mtd2l6IhFzZWFuIHBlbm4gdWtyYWluZTIFEC4YgAQyBRAAGIAEMgUQABiABDIFEAAYgAQyCBAAGIAEGKIESLUzUABYnSFwAHgAkAEAmAFqoAGQDKoBAzkuOLgBDMgBAPgBAZgCEaACuQ3CAgoQLhiABBhDGIoFwgIKEAAYgAQYQxiKBcICCxAAGIAEGLEDGIMBwgIREC4YgAQYsQMY0QMYgwEYxwHCAgsQLhiABBixAxiDAcICEBAuGIAEGLEDGEMYgwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBjRAxjHAcICDRAuGIAEGLEDGEMYigXCAg4QLhiABBixAxiDARiKBcICCBAuGIAEGLEDwgILEAAYgAQYkQIYigXCAggQABiABBixA8ICDhAAGIAEGJECGLEDGIoFwgIREAAYgAQYkQIYsQMYgwEYigXCAgsQLhiABBiRAhiKBcICBxAAGIAEGArCAgsQABiABBiGAxiKBZgDAJIHBDYuMTGgB4XUAQ&sclient=gws-wiz

    Replies: @John Johnson, @songbird

    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked

    Probably. But he is a fairly controversial figure even outside of politics, and within the field of martial arts. People have high expectations for guys who play heroes, but he has a reputation for being an A-hole, liar, and womanizer.

    I think “scoundrel” is a correct assessment, but not really “loser.” Though his recent movies are certainly unwatchable.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @songbird

    Within the collective Western mainstream mindset, consider how Putin is portrayed when compared to the likes of Biden.

  154. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    My point is that in the liberal world there is literally no other ‘nationality’ or group that can be used as an enemy other then Slavs with Russians as the convenient stand-in.
     
    They are still trying “Islamic terrorists” scarecrow, even though most “Islamic terrorists” today are directly or indirectly armed and trained by the imperial and affiliated secret services (Mujahideenin in Afghanistan, Chechen cutthroats, ISIS, other bandits in Syria, etc.). Then there are Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans. So, Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.

    Replies: @Beckow

    …Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.

    But the liberal world of today must focus on white enemies. Who else could they go after?

    Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans.

    Good candidates but they can’t be the main designated devils. Their demonization is functional: with Arabs it is Palestine, among Latins only specific leaders are demonized, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, or Brazil. Africans as a group can’t do no wrong. Non-Chinese Asians are never attacked with emotional hatred. Chinese are the likely future “devil” enemy, but as of now, they are barely runner-ups.

    Russians are unique in that they fit all the criteria for the designated hated group: white, Christian Europeans, restricted “LGBTQ”, long war history with Europe that one can project almost anything – some of it even true.

    The West is stuck, largely out of cheap resources, people don’t like to work hard in real jobs, short of men willing to die in the plunder economy the West has been running for centuries. They can still kill for it but can no longer die. That’s a huge problem. Plus the migrants, the gender collapse, and the late-stage capitalist massive corruption.

    Russia as an enemy is a god-send, it buys time. Finding the Ukies was a stroke of luck, at the beginning I sensed that the Westie elites were not sure these atavistic morons were for real – even I doubted it – but it turned out that they are. That’s why Borrel says gleefully “let’s not end the war“…this is good for them, they have no place to go after this.

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Beckow

    After the West will have to face China. That won’t be easy. And the Russians wouldn’t be there to help. The Chinese are actually probably happy with what is happening. It buys them precious time.

    Replies: @Greasy William

  155. @Jazman
    @AnonfromTN

    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

    Western propaganda, which Ukies habitually parrot, is always a pack of lies.

    However, there is a precedent in the literature. Remember Tolkien’s “The return of the King”? In that book the army of the dead also fought on the side of the good, against Sauron’r orcs. So, that won’t be the first time the dead fight against the evil and beat it.

    • Agree: Jazman
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @AnonfromTN


    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

     

    Western propaganda, which Ukies habitually parrot, is always a pack of lies.

    Western sources actually don't agree on number of Russians killed. For example the ISW and France have different estimates.

    But we can debate such ideas while in Russia they hunted down a pro-Russian blogger for reporting Avdiivka losses honestly.

    Er I mean he died of suicide.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/21/pro-war-russian-blogger-who-revealed-huge-avdiivka-losses-dies-by-suicide

  156. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    In this situation of the West pressuring Russia in Ukraine I base my outlook on the big picture which includes these well known points:

    - NATO expansion against Russian security concerns (broken Western promises)
    - USA dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties
    - Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya
    - USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    I don't care much about the details of political life in Ukraine since I don't know what details are accurate or important. I don't think you have this knowledge either. The current president is simply an actor put in place by Ukrainian Jewish oligarchs to implement a shared project with the West against Russia.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Derer

    Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya

    Why is Ukraine in the Russian sphere of influence? Who gets to decide that?

    What about Syria? Are they in this Russian sphere of influence or is that meddling?

    Who do you agree with on Crimea? Modern Putin or 2008 Putin? They hold contradictory opinions. 2008 Putin said it belongs to Ukraine. Who is correct?

    USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    Which missiles sites are you talking about? The 24 SM-3 ballistic-missile interceptors? They do not have nuclear warheads so you’re wrong…….again. SM-3s are defensive:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sm-3-missile-defense-the-us-navy-can-hit-a-bullet-with-a-bullet/ar-AA1nZsww

    Do explain how either side can increase their capability with nuclear missiles on the border if both sides are completely annihilated by submarines in any exchange.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    I believe the big picture has a lot of influence on the little events. Sometimes it works the other way, but not always. People who are confused by this conflict should zoom out and think about the big picture.

    Ukraine is in the Russian sphere of influence because it has been closely linked to Russia for over a thousand years. They were part of the same country on and off for centuries until 1991. Obviously they get to decide these things together. The problem is the West manipulated anti-Russian nationalist factions within Ukraine in order to take down Russia. This process goes back to WW2 and the West has flaunted this information.

    The Syrians requested Russian assistance to avoid being overrun by Israel, the USA and Turkey. I bet they were surprised they got the help.

    Are you really confused by Putin? LOL. He meant Crimea belongs to Ukraine as long as Ukraine is a friendly brother or at least partner to Russia. I am sure that in 2000 most Ukrainian leaders fully understood this. The stupid seems to have kicked in rapidly after then.

    ABM defenses are part of the Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) framework and are only defensive on paper since they are part of first strike calculations. If the USA didn't want Russia to be concerned over these American missiles bases in former Warsaw-pact countries then our leaders should not have dropped out of the ABM and other important nuclear arms control treaties. The full ABM network also includes Aegis destroyers suitably stationed, probably in the Black, Baltic and Barents Seas. It is well known the US previously developed nuclear-armed Tomahawk cruise missiles, earlier nuclear armed versions of Standard Missiles and even nuclear-armed ASROC rocket propelled torpedos which could be updated and adapted to vertical launch canister systems used at the Aegis Ashore sites. Not to mention new higher performance missiles which can be developed. The problem with dropping nuclear treaties includes broken trust and ambiguous intentions on the part of the West. The Russian military takes this seriously, especially with aggressive NATO expansion. While submarines are important, I assume that some serious counter measures exist for nuclear ICBM submarines (in addition to preemptive strikes with nuclear armed torpedos). Both sides have all of these capabilities; the problem is the West decided to make aggressive moves against Russia since some idiot thought the Kremlin was weak enough to fold and submit to Western demands of some sort. This is why there is a war in Ukraine.

  157. @AnonfromTN
    @Jazman


    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies
     
    Western propaganda, which Ukies habitually parrot, is always a pack of lies.

    However, there is a precedent in the literature. Remember Tolkien’s “The return of the King”? In that book the army of the dead also fought on the side of the good, against Sauron’r orcs. So, that won’t be the first time the dead fight against the evil and beat it.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    I do not get so far Ukies killed 460.000 Ru soldiers look like Russians winning with zombies

    Western propaganda, which Ukies habitually parrot, is always a pack of lies.

    Western sources actually don’t agree on number of Russians killed. For example the ISW and France have different estimates.

    But we can debate such ideas while in Russia they hunted down a pro-Russian blogger for reporting Avdiivka losses honestly.

    Er I mean he died of suicide.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/21/pro-war-russian-blogger-who-revealed-huge-avdiivka-losses-dies-by-suicide

  158. @AnonfromTN
    @Greasy William


    Vlad
     
    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad. Short of Vladislav is Slava, not Vlad, either. Vlad is the short of Vladlen, and artificial Soviet-era name (combination of the first syllables of Vladimir Lenin), which was pretty rare back then and has now essentially disappeared.

    Replies: @A123, @John Johnson, @AP

    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad.

    No one cares.

    Poor Easties in America can’t say Big Mac without saying Big Mock. The long a gives them grief.

    It takes them years to say want instead of vant.

    The other funny one is “You want I go?”

    I know a Slav who has been here for like 20 years and still can’t break that habit.

    You vant I go get Big Mock…..yes? I like Big Mock with French fries.

    The difference is that I don’t look down at him because I don’t base my identity on such things. It isn’t his first language and I don’t care. We can have a Big Mock together. Not a big deal.

  159. Russia has cut all the major arteries supplying the tormentors of Donetsk.

    No-matter what people tell you about modern warfare its logistics thats King and the king of transport is rail…always will be in major land conflagrations.

    Kharkiv is losing their supply lines in with these southern transit points fed.

    We now address the question of the Dnipro bridges, why haven’t Russia blown them? Then I would say “how can Ukraine bring Russia its shiney western kit to be blow up, and why waste ammunition because when the time comes Ukraine will blow them up for Russia!”

    • Agree: Derer
  160. @songbird
    @AP


    You are being pedantic.
     
    True, but that is the whole point of this forum.

    People are judged by their peers
     
    I agree 100%. But you are placing him in the wrong peer group - movie stars. The correct peer group is martial arts movie stars, who are racially non-Asian and were famous in the '80s/'90s. The kind of people kids from that era who took martial arts admired.

    It is kind of a fringe group and fringe audience.

    Not included are people famous for taking steroids and shooting guns, like Stallone and Schwarzenegger who have little or no training, or didn't gain roles from it. Or people chosen for their looks or acting ability like Tom Cruise.

    Also not included are people like Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, who had greater markets or populations to draw fame from. (At least eventually)

    What is needed is some pretension to martial arts. People doing high kicks or splits or throws. People promoting them and being associated with them.

    To be generous, let's include Chuck Norris, even though his fame started earlier and he was the first with his foot in the door. That would probably bump Seagal down to #3, rather than #2. Still a winner, still on the podium.

    Seagal's true peers are people like Cythia Rothruck and Van Damme. Don "the Dragon" Wilson who although a hapa I think only made Western movies.

    Norris has 5 kids. Van Damme 3. Rothruck 1. Seagal 7. He has top fertility of that group.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self,
     
    The hand of time is cruel to us all.

    who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable.
     
    He is half Ashkenazi, and never seems to have felt strong roots. He lived in Japan for a number of years, before abandoning his wife and children there. (That is why I say he is a scoundrel) His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    He’s basically unemployable.
     
    this is actually true for a lot of actors that age (what is the last blockbuster Schwarzenegger or Stallone was in?), not to mention martial arts stars specifically. But he is like 72. A good age to retire.

    he is a loser.
     
    A great sinner, whose days of glory are far behind him, certainly, but that is not what most people mean by the word.

    IMO, calling him a loser is tantamount to saying the elderly are losers.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @LatW

    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_on_the_Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

    Randy Newman has one. : )

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    I vote for Jet Li, if only to spook John Johnson. Li is short enough to give JJ the heebie jeebies.

    Replies: @songbird

    , @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.
     
    Jackie Chan is objectively worthier. It comes from being removed from the parental environment and beaten and starved since he was five, in order to do stunts. (Still I think his Hollywood movies were worse than the HK ones.)

    Only Western movie star I would remotely compare him to is Buster Keaton, whose father used to throw him around at about that age as part of a vaudeville act. Keaton was immensely talented especially creatively (honestly, probably not a talent Chan has) but Wuxia isn't really a Hollywood thing, so the stunts are somewhat different.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.
     
    Van Damme might be the only Western movie star ever to have been able to do a full split. IMO, he should have one, just for that, even if most of his movies were bad. (Off the top of my head I want to say Bloodsport was his best.)

    Randy Newman has one. : )
     
    Well, of course, that was one of the streets in his song. Or was it?

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  161. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya

    Why is Ukraine in the Russian sphere of influence? Who gets to decide that?

    What about Syria? Are they in this Russian sphere of influence or is that meddling?

    Who do you agree with on Crimea? Modern Putin or 2008 Putin? They hold contradictory opinions. 2008 Putin said it belongs to Ukraine. Who is correct?

    USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    Which missiles sites are you talking about? The 24 SM-3 ballistic-missile interceptors? They do not have nuclear warheads so you're wrong.......again. SM-3s are defensive:
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sm-3-missile-defense-the-us-navy-can-hit-a-bullet-with-a-bullet/ar-AA1nZsww

    Do explain how either side can increase their capability with nuclear missiles on the border if both sides are completely annihilated by submarines in any exchange.

    Replies: @QCIC

    I believe the big picture has a lot of influence on the little events. Sometimes it works the other way, but not always. People who are confused by this conflict should zoom out and think about the big picture.

    Ukraine is in the Russian sphere of influence because it has been closely linked to Russia for over a thousand years. They were part of the same country on and off for centuries until 1991. Obviously they get to decide these things together. The problem is the West manipulated anti-Russian nationalist factions within Ukraine in order to take down Russia. This process goes back to WW2 and the West has flaunted this information.

    The Syrians requested Russian assistance to avoid being overrun by Israel, the USA and Turkey. I bet they were surprised they got the help.

    Are you really confused by Putin? LOL. He meant Crimea belongs to Ukraine as long as Ukraine is a friendly brother or at least partner to Russia. I am sure that in 2000 most Ukrainian leaders fully understood this. The stupid seems to have kicked in rapidly after then.

    ABM defenses are part of the Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) framework and are only defensive on paper since they are part of first strike calculations. If the USA didn’t want Russia to be concerned over these American missiles bases in former Warsaw-pact countries then our leaders should not have dropped out of the ABM and other important nuclear arms control treaties. The full ABM network also includes Aegis destroyers suitably stationed, probably in the Black, Baltic and Barents Seas. It is well known the US previously developed nuclear-armed Tomahawk cruise missiles, earlier nuclear armed versions of Standard Missiles and even nuclear-armed ASROC rocket propelled torpedos which could be updated and adapted to vertical launch canister systems used at the Aegis Ashore sites. Not to mention new higher performance missiles which can be developed. The problem with dropping nuclear treaties includes broken trust and ambiguous intentions on the part of the West. The Russian military takes this seriously, especially with aggressive NATO expansion. While submarines are important, I assume that some serious counter measures exist for nuclear ICBM submarines (in addition to preemptive strikes with nuclear armed torpedos). Both sides have all of these capabilities; the problem is the West decided to make aggressive moves against Russia since some idiot thought the Kremlin was weak enough to fold and submit to Western demands of some sort. This is why there is a war in Ukraine.

  162. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_on_the_Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

    Randy Newman has one. : )

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird

    I vote for Jet Li, if only to spook John Johnson. Li is short enough to give JJ the heebie jeebies.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @QCIC

    Do we know where JJ was on the night that Hervé Villechaize "committed suicide?"

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize

    BTW, this sounds really horrible:


    He was suffering from chronic pain due to having oversized internal organs putting increasing pressure on his body. According to Self, Villechaize often slept in a kneeling position so he could breathe more easily
     
    I once had pain in my diaphragm and I think it was the worst pain I ever felt. Not the sharpest exactly, but still the worst. No pain is as bad as core pain, IMO.
  163. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_on_the_Hollywood_Walk_of_Fame

    Randy Newman has one. : )

    Replies: @QCIC, @songbird

    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

    Jackie Chan is objectively worthier. It comes from being removed from the parental environment and beaten and starved since he was five, in order to do stunts. (Still I think his Hollywood movies were worse than the HK ones.)

    Only Western movie star I would remotely compare him to is Buster Keaton, whose father used to throw him around at about that age as part of a vaudeville act. Keaton was immensely talented especially creatively (honestly, probably not a talent Chan has) but Wuxia isn’t really a Hollywood thing, so the stunts are somewhat different.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.

    Van Damme might be the only Western movie star ever to have been able to do a full split. IMO, he should have one, just for that, even if most of his movies were bad. (Off the top of my head I want to say Bloodsport was his best.)

    Randy Newman has one. : )

    Well, of course, that was one of the streets in his song. Or was it?

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    Yes. The song pre-dates him becoming en-starred.

    Now to go really off on a tangent, Kris Kardashian made a music video with new lyrics to the Randy Newman song. I love my friends.

    Picture of OJ, Nicole, Kris, and Robert Kardashian at 1:51.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4cwqOa7JFE

  164. @songbird
    @Mikhail


    If Segal was pro-Kiev regime like the geopolitically foolish Sean Penn and a certain girly man spokesperson, he wouldn’t be hypocritically attacked
     
    Probably. But he is a fairly controversial figure even outside of politics, and within the field of martial arts. People have high expectations for guys who play heroes, but he has a reputation for being an A-hole, liar, and womanizer.

    I think "scoundrel" is a correct assessment, but not really "loser." Though his recent movies are certainly unwatchable.

    Replies: @Mikhail

    Within the collective Western mainstream mindset, consider how Putin is portrayed when compared to the likes of Biden.

  165. The Maasai mayor of Derry is saying that black contributions have been erased from Irish history.

    Someone should make a diverse parody version of the annals, inserting blacks and other groups.

    1350 AD: Shaniqua-the-fatherless Nigerian had her hair touched by Tom Mac Tom Ua Neill. Thereafter she allied with Lizzo ni Oprah and led a great preying incursion into Ulster, forcing the Irish to pay black rent. There was a great want of watermelons and pork chops that year.

    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
  166. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    In this situation of the West pressuring Russia in Ukraine I base my outlook on the big picture which includes these well known points:

    - NATO expansion against Russian security concerns (broken Western promises)
    - USA dropping out of nuclear arms control treaties
    - Aggressive Western meddling in the Russian sphere of influence including Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and probably Chechnya
    - USA emplacing missile sites in Romania and Poland which confirmed Western interest in an expanded nuclear strike capability against Russia.

    I don't care much about the details of political life in Ukraine since I don't know what details are accurate or important. I don't think you have this knowledge either. The current president is simply an actor put in place by Ukrainian Jewish oligarchs to implement a shared project with the West against Russia.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Derer

    Putin is wrong for not exploiting reciprocated policies that would be much more effective. Namely, if there are the US missile sites in Poland or Romania, or in China Sea, there should be reciprocal Russian or Chinese bases in Venezuela or Cuba or Nicaragua, (keep working on Mexico and Brazil too). That would make immediate attention from toothless Yankees. It is wrong to allow and be passive to Washington warmongers unilateral and illiterate actions – essentially that leads to indirect encouragement.

  167. @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...Slavs, including Russians, only stand out as named enemies whose whiteness cannot be denied.
     
    But the liberal world of today must focus on white enemies. Who else could they go after?

    Arabs who are routinely considered untermenschen, Chinese, other Asians, Latinos, Africans.
     
    Good candidates but they can't be the main designated devils. Their demonization is functional: with Arabs it is Palestine, among Latins only specific leaders are demonized, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, or Brazil. Africans as a group can't do no wrong. Non-Chinese Asians are never attacked with emotional hatred. Chinese are the likely future "devil" enemy, but as of now, they are barely runner-ups.

    Russians are unique in that they fit all the criteria for the designated hated group: white, Christian Europeans, restricted "LGBTQ", long war history with Europe that one can project almost anything - some of it even true.

    The West is stuck, largely out of cheap resources, people don't like to work hard in real jobs, short of men willing to die in the plunder economy the West has been running for centuries. They can still kill for it but can no longer die. That's a huge problem. Plus the migrants, the gender collapse, and the late-stage capitalist massive corruption.

    Russia as an enemy is a god-send, it buys time. Finding the Ukies was a stroke of luck, at the beginning I sensed that the Westie elites were not sure these atavistic morons were for real - even I doubted it - but it turned out that they are. That's why Borrel says gleefully "let's not end the war"...this is good for them, they have no place to go after this.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    After the West will have to face China. That won’t be easy. And the Russians wouldn’t be there to help. The Chinese are actually probably happy with what is happening. It buys them precious time.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @Bashibuzuk

    Russia, China and Iran are the new Axis powers. Except this time they are self sufficient in food and energy. They still don't have the resources of the West but if the US retreats from it's role on the global stage, they could easily achieve all of their goals.

    Of course, just like the original Axis powers, they don't particularly like each other and suffer from horrendous internal problems

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  168. @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Jackie Chan has a star on the sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.
     
    Jackie Chan is objectively worthier. It comes from being removed from the parental environment and beaten and starved since he was five, in order to do stunts. (Still I think his Hollywood movies were worse than the HK ones.)

    Only Western movie star I would remotely compare him to is Buster Keaton, whose father used to throw him around at about that age as part of a vaudeville act. Keaton was immensely talented especially creatively (honestly, probably not a talent Chan has) but Wuxia isn't really a Hollywood thing, so the stunts are somewhat different.

    No Van Damme and no Seagal.
     
    Van Damme might be the only Western movie star ever to have been able to do a full split. IMO, he should have one, just for that, even if most of his movies were bad. (Off the top of my head I want to say Bloodsport was his best.)

    Randy Newman has one. : )
     
    Well, of course, that was one of the streets in his song. Or was it?

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    Yes. The song pre-dates him becoming en-starred.

    Now to go really off on a tangent, Kris Kardashian made a music video with new lyrics to the Randy Newman song. I love my friends.

    Picture of OJ, Nicole, Kris, and Robert Kardashian at 1:51.

    • LOL: songbird
  169. @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    So what are you implying, Nuland being an assistant implies McCain was the brains of the operation? LOL, that’s a good one!

    Not at all. I'm asking you what Nuland did exactly.

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
    https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-parliament-votes-oust-yanukovich-sets-may-election-151836020.html

    Putin defenders talk of Nuland during that time but don't provide any causal statements. The most I have seen is that she made some comments about wanting a change and is of course somehow guilty by way of being Jewish.

    Maybe you can clear that up for them as they haven't been able to explain it rationally. Anglin's followers make comments like "Nuland.....Jewish.....Ukraine....CIA" without explaining how it all goes together.

    Nuland said she would like some new changes in Ukraine. So what? How is that political intervention? I would like some changes in Russia. That doesn't mean I am involved in some conspiracy.

    I assume the Ukrainian political process was easily manipulated by Western money and intrigues before, during and after Maidan.

    You believe the pro-Russian party was manipulated by Western money? What about the 2019 election?

    Was Yanukovich guilty of treason or do you believe he was innocent? Do you think his mansion was paid for with legitimate funds even if he couldn't explain them?

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party

    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Yanukovich election: “3149 observers and OECD declared it transparent and honest.”

    Do you know that an election is for 4 year term and Yanukovich refusal to put the US military bases on Crimea does not qualify for his impeachment.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Derer


    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party

     

    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Even the pro-Russian party?

    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?

    Replies: @Derer

    , @AnonfromTN
    @Derer

    All of this is last year’s snow, it does not matter any more.

    It appears that Russian leadership decided that the only course of action left to it is extermination of the current Kiev puppet regime. It brought criminal charges against the clown, his predecessor Porky, Avakov, and several lesser Kiev thieves and murderers, current or those who served in Porky’s time. A lot of Ukrainian scoundrels now will have to run away when Russian troops approach. Some might succeed, so the puppeteers will have to deal with a lot of useless Ukrainian thieves with no country to steal from.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mikhail, @Derer

  170. @Derer
    @John Johnson


    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
     
    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Yanukovich election: "3149 observers and OECD declared it transparent and honest."

    Do you know that an election is for 4 year term and Yanukovich refusal to put the US military bases on Crimea does not qualify for his impeachment.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AnonfromTN

    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party

    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Even the pro-Russian party?

    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?

    • Replies: @Derer
    @John Johnson

    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  171. @Derer
    @John Johnson


    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party
     
    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Yanukovich election: "3149 observers and OECD declared it transparent and honest."

    Do you know that an election is for 4 year term and Yanukovich refusal to put the US military bases on Crimea does not qualify for his impeachment.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @AnonfromTN

    All of this is last year’s snow, it does not matter any more.

    It appears that Russian leadership decided that the only course of action left to it is extermination of the current Kiev puppet regime. It brought criminal charges against the clown, his predecessor Porky, Avakov, and several lesser Kiev thieves and murderers, current or those who served in Porky’s time. A lot of Ukrainian scoundrels now will have to run away when Russian troops approach. Some might succeed, so the puppeteers will have to deal with a lot of useless Ukrainian thieves with no country to steal from.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @AnonfromTN

    A big pile of BS. Why aren't you as concerned about Putler and his bandwagon of "scoundrels and thieves"? It looks like the sanctions and the market are doing a wonderful job of putting them out of business, for at least 5 years, and then what. after the world moves on to other non-carbon sources of energy ?

    Bye, bye Gasprom!
    https://youtu.be/4HhuALHky7U

    7 billion loss in profits in one year; $38 billion loss in capitalization since 2022. Are you kidding me? Even your buddy Beckow won't be able to talk his way out of this one. Watch this clip and weep for Russia. :-(

    How dumb can you be?
    https://www.ocregister.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/n9j/n9jmxk-kamensky2.cagle.0730.jpg?w=1024&h=670

    , @Mikhail
    @AnonfromTN

    Whether done by the neocon influenced collective West or Russia, a Ukraine project is a considerable task.

    Saner heads in the West are needed to get things stabilized.

    , @Derer
    @AnonfromTN

    I think you are giving too much credence to the Kiev gang...they are designated PR workers and would be long gone if not for the real foreign culprits that are orchestrating this tragic play.

  172. @QCIC
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    I vote for Jet Li, if only to spook John Johnson. Li is short enough to give JJ the heebie jeebies.

    Replies: @songbird

    Do we know where JJ was on the night that Hervé Villechaize “committed suicide?”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Villechaize

    BTW, this sounds really horrible:

    He was suffering from chronic pain due to having oversized internal organs putting increasing pressure on his body. According to Self, Villechaize often slept in a kneeling position so he could breathe more easily

    I once had pain in my diaphragm and I think it was the worst pain I ever felt. Not the sharpest exactly, but still the worst. No pain is as bad as core pain, IMO.

  173. @AnonfromTN
    @Derer

    All of this is last year’s snow, it does not matter any more.

    It appears that Russian leadership decided that the only course of action left to it is extermination of the current Kiev puppet regime. It brought criminal charges against the clown, his predecessor Porky, Avakov, and several lesser Kiev thieves and murderers, current or those who served in Porky’s time. A lot of Ukrainian scoundrels now will have to run away when Russian troops approach. Some might succeed, so the puppeteers will have to deal with a lot of useless Ukrainian thieves with no country to steal from.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mikhail, @Derer

    A big pile of BS. Why aren’t you as concerned about Putler and his bandwagon of “scoundrels and thieves”? It looks like the sanctions and the market are doing a wonderful job of putting them out of business, for at least 5 years, and then what. after the world moves on to other non-carbon sources of energy ?

    Bye, bye Gasprom!

    7 billion loss in profits in one year; $38 billion loss in capitalization since 2022. Are you kidding me? Even your buddy Beckow won’t be able to talk his way out of this one. Watch this clip and weep for Russia. 🙁

    How dumb can you be?

  174. @AnonfromTN
    @Derer

    All of this is last year’s snow, it does not matter any more.

    It appears that Russian leadership decided that the only course of action left to it is extermination of the current Kiev puppet regime. It brought criminal charges against the clown, his predecessor Porky, Avakov, and several lesser Kiev thieves and murderers, current or those who served in Porky’s time. A lot of Ukrainian scoundrels now will have to run away when Russian troops approach. Some might succeed, so the puppeteers will have to deal with a lot of useless Ukrainian thieves with no country to steal from.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mikhail, @Derer

    Whether done by the neocon influenced collective West or Russia, a Ukraine project is a considerable task.

    Saner heads in the West are needed to get things stabilized.

  175. @QCIC
    In the previous thread, AnonfromTn wrote:

    ...in the USSR people of Jewish and Armenian ancestry were excluded from the top brass in the military, police, and KGB.
     
    What was the reason for this? Did the government formally explain and justify this policy or was it unspoken and simply understood?

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @AP, @Gerard1234

    Experience and perception for me was that Armenians were well represented in the military and most other sections of public life. However I think it is correct memory that they were not much at the top level for intelligence and the police.

    For the Jews, Andropov? Though every aspect of his background appears mysterious – impossible KGB did not know of his Jewish background.

    On issue of Armenia :

    1. Always had near non-existent Russian population in Armenian SSR – completely different to every other SSR. I think that’s relevant to their low numbers in KGB , together with fact Armenia was given less importance than Azerbaijan (the oil), and Gruzia, which received higher subsidy from Moscow always and had much higher number of top officials working in Moscow.

    2. Deportations of significant number of ethnic Armenians from Gruzian & Azerbaijan SSR into Armenia (vice versa for Azeris from Armenia)

    3. Deportations of Armenians from Crimea during WW2. Also from South Russia after the war. Deported to Altai the most and Kazakhstan, but also the Urals. Those deported-Dashnaks and their families, or other Nazi collaborators and anti-soviets. Every other nationality had same types of people, but with Armenian small population and their well dispersed (historical) communities throughout USSR compared to everyone else other than Russian…. this problem was exacerbated.

    4.Deportations of Armenians from Galicia (strong community there for centuries, also had Uniates equivalent church created ) into Poland post-war.

    5.Transcaucasus SSR established which had plenty, the most Armenians in the siloviki posts compared to the other kavkaz groups . This pattern of Armenian dominance continued in early days of new-made Gruzian & Azerbaijan SSR, until the deportations.

    7 Relative to the small Armenian population, there was mass immigration to Armenian SSR from disputed territories with Turkey and from Iran, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and the entire Middle East from 1920 onwards. That’s a lot people with zero connection to the Russian empire

    Deportations (numerous) for differing reasons of a hot-headed ethnicity, is going to create higher chance of people with revenge motivations, or familial connection to somebody like that- not ideal for selection into KGB.

    Immigration of people with unknown motivations and from some states that have been at war or enemy relation with Russia, into. Armenia – again not easy screening process.

    On Jews:

    1. As is well known, as Soviets come into power everything in political, military, intelligence power structures is represented by Latvians especially and Jews. Also in high concentrations are Poles and Germans. Into the late 1920s through 1930s- as Latvia, Poland and Germany become very fascist and further enemy states of USSR, their hyper-representation in Cheka, OGPU, NKVD decreases significantly, but Jews in power remain the same level

    2. In the purges of 1937,38 – lots of the elites killed, including many Jews, which increases Russian representation, but lots of Jews replaced by other Jews.

    3. Khrushchev goes to power, destalinisation- lots of these Jewish elites phased out. From him to end of USSR, power and identity of individual republics increases significantly. Security agencies filled more with Russian and ethnic Republic guys. Not that there isn’t still central power, but there is greatly expanded power and control of those running the SSR’s – these powers critical to the USSR ending when it did. But point is as powers for ethnic elites increases, Jews who have no SSR, just an oblast with only a fraction of Soviet Jews anyway – not going to have these powers and responsibilities in security/intelligence.

    3. Soviet backing of Arabs in the wars against Israel, large-scale numbers of Jews trying to leave for Israel and for America in the 1970s and 80s. Blood-hungry sections of Pogrom diaspora in US, Jackson-Vanik sanctions

    So I think all that explains why Jews and Armenians less likely to get to top in security. Both are very similar and unique circumstances – the diaspora larger than own state population as mentioned is another. Political & security reasons, not perceived racial characteristics, are reasons for their unofficial banning.
    Only difference is that the Israel equivalent for Armenians is inside another state.

    • Thanks: QCIC
  176. LatW says:
    @songbird
    @AP


    You are being pedantic.
     
    True, but that is the whole point of this forum.

    People are judged by their peers
     
    I agree 100%. But you are placing him in the wrong peer group - movie stars. The correct peer group is martial arts movie stars, who are racially non-Asian and were famous in the '80s/'90s. The kind of people kids from that era who took martial arts admired.

    It is kind of a fringe group and fringe audience.

    Not included are people famous for taking steroids and shooting guns, like Stallone and Schwarzenegger who have little or no training, or didn't gain roles from it. Or people chosen for their looks or acting ability like Tom Cruise.

    Also not included are people like Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, who had greater markets or populations to draw fame from. (At least eventually)

    What is needed is some pretension to martial arts. People doing high kicks or splits or throws. People promoting them and being associated with them.

    To be generous, let's include Chuck Norris, even though his fame started earlier and he was the first with his foot in the door. That would probably bump Seagal down to #3, rather than #2. Still a winner, still on the podium.

    Seagal's true peers are people like Cythia Rothruck and Van Damme. Don "the Dragon" Wilson who although a hapa I think only made Western movies.

    Norris has 5 kids. Van Damme 3. Rothruck 1. Seagal 7. He has top fertility of that group.

    Seagal, the celebrity, has become bloated and grotesque, a mockery of his younger self,
     
    The hand of time is cruel to us all.

    who has fled his homeland for a place that is considered very unfashionable.
     
    He is half Ashkenazi, and never seems to have felt strong roots. He lived in Japan for a number of years, before abandoning his wife and children there. (That is why I say he is a scoundrel) His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    He’s basically unemployable.
     
    this is actually true for a lot of actors that age (what is the last blockbuster Schwarzenegger or Stallone was in?), not to mention martial arts stars specifically. But he is like 72. A good age to retire.

    he is a loser.
     
    A great sinner, whose days of glory are far behind him, certainly, but that is not what most people mean by the word.

    IMO, calling him a loser is tantamount to saying the elderly are losers.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @LatW

    His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    Can’t believe you’re writing this with a straight face. Back off pseudo-Celt.

    The Tsar banned them into the Pale of Settlement – offloaded them onto us. With everything that comes with it – and you and the darned RusFedians dont’ want to take any responsibility.

    This washed up has been is literally fighting against his own people, against his ancestral lands. So ungrateful.

    Pathetic.

    Find something better to do with your life – on the Irish side. At least, the Chuck Norris jokes have some value – as they are entertaining.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LatW


    His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    >Can’t believe you’re writing this with a straight face.
     
    didn't I start by noting how he had led a "rootless" life? That was a joke. Was going to ask, where would you like Seagal deported to, but then you wrote this:

    This washed up has been is literally fighting against his own people, against his ancestral lands.
     
    You mean you want him in Ukraine lending his support to Ze???!!!!!! And come off it, he is 72, he isn't fighting anyone, or even working on an assembly line.

    Seagal is another clown like Anglin who you take too seriously. You need to laugh more.

    and you and the darned RusFedians dont’ want to take any responsibility.
     
    Well, what would you like me to do with him? I can hardly make him come back to the US and face the wrath of #MeToo.

    BTW, his current wife is a Mongol. She might be from Russia.

    At least, the Chuck Norris jokes have some value – as they are entertaining.
     
    Chuck Norris jokes are about the most politically correct jokes you can make. (Serious question: did they exist before Bush invaded Iraq?) They are supposed to take up the space of politically incorrect jokes, and train people to make inoffensive jokes.

    The give is that the establishment allows you to make a Euro guy sound tough and masculine, if it is only this one, elderly guy, and you don't make any ethnic jokes or jokes about the regime.

    Only defeated normies make Chuck Norris jokes. People who love their people make racist jokes and jokes about Seagal.

    I don't want to do the research on it, but Chuck was a syndicated columnist, and he did Israeli propaganda movies, so I suspect he was a Neocon. And advancing it in print.

    Seagal is an inherently funny character. Way funnier than Chuck. Because he is fat and a douchebag.

    Back off pseudo-Celt.
     
    I prefer Insular Celt or Q Celt. We people who came from islands are real Euros too. Probably purer too.

    Care to give your theory about how Irish is a Celtic language even though there was never a Celtic invasion?

    Obvious answer is that there was and it happened c2500 BC.
    , @Gerard1234
    @LatW


    Can’t believe you’re writing this with a straight face. Back off pseudo-Celt.

    The Tsar banned them into the Pale of Settlement – offloaded them onto us. With everything that comes with it – and you and the darned RusFedians dont’ want to take any responsibility.

     

    LMFAO - The Pale of Settlement was literally WHERE THEY CAME FROM you dumbf**k retard!!
    That's from where they historically came from into Russia you idiot.
    Obviously just like Russians, Germans and before that Swedes, the Jews were about a million times more useful, cultural, skilled than irrelevant dogshit Lativian earthworms.

    The laws itself were racial , but were not racist ( so different to the racist lowlife laws in Latvia and Estonia NOW) and related to economic practicalities. There were still plenty of Jews who didn't live there in the Russian empire, and plenty of Jews originally from or not from there that Potemkin managed to encourage migrate to South Russia and Azov/Black Sea coast of "Ukraine" to work as merchants and certain crafts. LOL - Latvian midgets were not in demand to migrate south.

    As if to reinforce what a shameless liar dipshit you are - until recently Latvia even had a Jewish President!!!! You couldn't make this freakshow up - scumbag politicians, and a ridiculous pitiful loser like yourself who can't stop lying, while having a Jew President and praising & begging for the Jews in America and sucking off various Jews in 404 with your comments on the internet 24/7.

    Idiot.

    Replies: @AP

  177. Learn from him, learn what he does, take it from him and use it against him. (Give him a little kiss.)

    • Replies: @LatW
    @LatW



    Yea, puppy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKwLY0YRaI0

    Replies: @QCIC

  178. @LatW
    Learn from him, learn what he does, take it from him and use it against him. (Give him a little kiss.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVrQwA06D9E

    Replies: @LatW

    [MORE]

    Yea, puppy?

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @LatW

    Be careful what you pray for. The people who control these things are more protective than you are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vyQc2XUjn0

  179. @John Johnson
    @Derer


    The Ukrainian parliament voted to remove Yanukovich and that included his pro-Russian party

     

    The Ukrainian parliament deeply infiltrated by the Washington apparatchiks and bribes. Exemplified by the VP Biden corruption.

    Even the pro-Russian party?

    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?

    Replies: @Derer

    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Derer


    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?
     
    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Boy you really walked into that one.

    Washington and the EU did not favor Zelensky in the 2019 election. He was an unknown actor and his election was not what they wanted.

    The pro-NATO/pro-Western candidate was the incumbent Poroshenko and the election outcome was a disappointment to the West:
    But Ukraine's outgoing president cautioned that the Kremlin is celebrating the election of an inexperienced candidate. Russia believes that "Ukraine could be quickly returned to Russia's orbit of influence," Poroshenko said on Twitter. "I call on the international community to help Ukraine to secure all the recent achievements and the strategic choice of the nation for integration to the European Union and the NATO. Please, stay with Ukraine no matter what! Support Ukrainians and be with them!"
    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/715858365/comedian-wins-ukrainian-presidency-in-landslide

    Which means it was not controlled by Washington.

    You should apply for a dictator defense internship from QCIC or Beckow. I think they offer a 3 day course.

    What you want to do is first have a basic grasp of the last 10 years before making anything up or promoting some type of grand Jewish conspiracy.

    They can teach you skills like learning what periods of history to avoid and how to change the subject when asked specific questions. You'll feel much better about exaggerating and lying once they coach you through the basics.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

  180. @AnonfromTN
    @Derer

    All of this is last year’s snow, it does not matter any more.

    It appears that Russian leadership decided that the only course of action left to it is extermination of the current Kiev puppet regime. It brought criminal charges against the clown, his predecessor Porky, Avakov, and several lesser Kiev thieves and murderers, current or those who served in Porky’s time. A lot of Ukrainian scoundrels now will have to run away when Russian troops approach. Some might succeed, so the puppeteers will have to deal with a lot of useless Ukrainian thieves with no country to steal from.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mikhail, @Derer

    I think you are giving too much credence to the Kiev gang…they are designated PR workers and would be long gone if not for the real foreign culprits that are orchestrating this tragic play.

  181. @LatW
    @LatW



    Yea, puppy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKwLY0YRaI0

    Replies: @QCIC

    Be careful what you pray for. The people who control these things are more protective than you are.

  182. @Bashibuzuk
    @Beckow

    After the West will have to face China. That won’t be easy. And the Russians wouldn’t be there to help. The Chinese are actually probably happy with what is happening. It buys them precious time.

    Replies: @Greasy William

    Russia, China and Iran are the new Axis powers. Except this time they are self sufficient in food and energy. They still don’t have the resources of the West but if the US retreats from it’s role on the global stage, they could easily achieve all of their goals.

    Of course, just like the original Axis powers, they don’t particularly like each other and suffer from horrendous internal problems

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    I was impressed with Eric Prince’s article in Asia Times. I think that being an insider with an excellent knowledge of the topic at hand, he presents a clear case for the importance of reform in US and Western defence.

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/too-big-to-win/

    He is also quite clear about what explains and who is responsible for the current state of affairs.


    Originally Trotskyites, the Neocons had taken root in the corporatist wing of the Republican Party and gradually increased in influence, to eventually become dominant in the Washington Beltway foreign policy and emblematic of its mentality of continuous warfare funded by an unlimited fiat printing press.

    The so-called “peace dividend” that followed the end of the Cold War was redirected into expanding NATO instead of ending it. The goal was to enrich the military-industrial complex by creating more clients to buy US weapons, at the expense of the opportunity to partner with Russia. Promises of not expanding NATO eastward into former Warsaw Pact countries were broken and NATO troops were deployed on Russia’s border.
     
    Never thought I would agree with the founder of Blackwater / Academy. But yeah, the guy knows what he’s talking about.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  183. Bashibuzuk says:
    @Greasy William
    @Bashibuzuk

    Russia, China and Iran are the new Axis powers. Except this time they are self sufficient in food and energy. They still don't have the resources of the West but if the US retreats from it's role on the global stage, they could easily achieve all of their goals.

    Of course, just like the original Axis powers, they don't particularly like each other and suffer from horrendous internal problems

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    I was impressed with Eric Prince’s article in Asia Times. I think that being an insider with an excellent knowledge of the topic at hand, he presents a clear case for the importance of reform in US and Western defence.

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/too-big-to-win/

    He is also quite clear about what explains and who is responsible for the current state of affairs.

    Originally Trotskyites, the Neocons had taken root in the corporatist wing of the Republican Party and gradually increased in influence, to eventually become dominant in the Washington Beltway foreign policy and emblematic of its mentality of continuous warfare funded by an unlimited fiat printing press.

    The so-called “peace dividend” that followed the end of the Cold War was redirected into expanding NATO instead of ending it. The goal was to enrich the military-industrial complex by creating more clients to buy US weapons, at the expense of the opportunity to partner with Russia. Promises of not expanding NATO eastward into former Warsaw Pact countries were broken and NATO troops were deployed on Russia’s border.

    Never thought I would agree with the founder of Blackwater / Academy. But yeah, the guy knows what he’s talking about.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I have to confess that I don't know anything about Erick Prince but do find his tell all confessions to be interesting. I'm one of those individuals that enjoys reading the comments section, and I found this very interesting one at the bottom of the list following the main article:


    Erik Prince is the disgraced founder of a private American security firm best known for arms trafficking, murder of civilians, and wartime profiteering. If this guy is so great, China can hire him xD
     
    Sounds like just enough material here to start another very interesting conspiracy theory. What do you think Bashi? :-)

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  184. @sudden death
    @sudden death

    https://i.postimg.cc/3xrVrJMv/UA-vs-Texas.jpg

    Replies: @sudden death

    Not have thorough knowledge of US Civil War military movements, but modern RF during its nearly 2.5 year (S&M)operationing managed to capture roughly northwestern part of Louisiana& half of southeastern beachstrip part of Texas at the cost of at least 100k dead soldiers.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @sudden death

    ...while entirely depleting both Ukraine and NATO's prewar arsenal and severely attritting Ukrainian manpower.

    Replies: @sudden death

  185. @AnonfromTN
    @Greasy William


    Vlad
     
    Poor Westies, cannot get anything in Russia right, even names. Short form of Vladimir is Volodya, not Vlad. Short of Vladislav is Slava, not Vlad, either. Vlad is the short of Vladlen, and artificial Soviet-era name (combination of the first syllables of Vladimir Lenin), which was pretty rare back then and has now essentially disappeared.

    Replies: @A123, @John Johnson, @AP

    Short form of Vladimir is Volodya

    I prefer Vovchyk.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @AP


    I prefer Vovchyk
     
    The it’s Vova – the shortest possible form
  186. @sudden death
    @sudden death

    Not have thorough knowledge of US Civil War military movements, but modern RF during its nearly 2.5 year (S&M)operationing managed to capture roughly northwestern part of Louisiana& half of southeastern beachstrip part of Texas at the cost of at least 100k dead soldiers.

    Replies: @Greasy William

    …while entirely depleting both Ukraine and NATO’s prewar arsenal and severely attritting Ukrainian manpower.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Greasy William

    Should specify what exactly was depleted in NATO arsenal storages;)


    Another large batch of 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers in an ambulance version was delivered by the United States in August 2022. In total, the US Army has about 5,000 units in service, and about 8,000 more are in storage. They are gradually being replaced by AMPVs, but the production rate is quite low - about 200 vehicles per year.

    "Given the available information about the US Army's plans to receive about 3,000 AMPVs, it will take about 15 years to complete this contract at a rate of about 200 vehicles per year," Defense Express writes.

    In addition to the United States, Lithuania, Denmark, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and other countries have provided Ukraine with M113s. All figures in official reports indicate that Ukraine received at least 500 M113s. At the same time, many countries reported the transfer of armored personnel carriers without specifying the number. Therefore, in reality, Ukraine has much more of these armored vehicles, according to some reports - more than 1,000.
     

    https://global.espreso.tv/us-m113-armored-personnel-carrier-technical-characteristics-advantages-over-soviet-models#:~:text=Another%20large%20batch%20of%2050,8%2C000%20more%20are%20in%20storage.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

  187. @LatW
    @songbird


    His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.
     
    Can't believe you're writing this with a straight face. Back off pseudo-Celt.

    The Tsar banned them into the Pale of Settlement - offloaded them onto us. With everything that comes with it - and you and the darned RusFedians dont' want to take any responsibility.

    This washed up has been is literally fighting against his own people, against his ancestral lands. So ungrateful.

    Pathetic.

    Find something better to do with your life - on the Irish side. At least, the Chuck Norris jokes have some value - as they are entertaining.

    Replies: @songbird, @Gerard1234

    His people have lived in Russia or its vicinity before. In a way, it is like he has returned home.

    >Can’t believe you’re writing this with a straight face.

    didn’t I start by noting how he had led a “rootless” life? That was a joke. Was going to ask, where would you like Seagal deported to, but then you wrote this:

    This washed up has been is literally fighting against his own people, against his ancestral lands.

    You mean you want him in Ukraine lending his support to Ze???!!!!!!

    [MORE]
    And come off it, he is 72, he isn’t fighting anyone, or even working on an assembly line.

    Seagal is another clown like Anglin who you take too seriously. You need to laugh more.

    and you and the darned RusFedians dont’ want to take any responsibility.

    Well, what would you like me to do with him? I can hardly make him come back to the US and face the wrath of #MeToo.

    BTW, his current wife is a Mongol. She might be from Russia.

    At least, the Chuck Norris jokes have some value – as they are entertaining.

    Chuck Norris jokes are about the most politically correct jokes you can make. (Serious question: did they exist before Bush invaded Iraq?) They are supposed to take up the space of politically incorrect jokes, and train people to make inoffensive jokes.

    The give is that the establishment allows you to make a Euro guy sound tough and masculine, if it is only this one, elderly guy, and you don’t make any ethnic jokes or jokes about the regime.

    Only defeated normies make Chuck Norris jokes. People who love their people make racist jokes and jokes about Seagal.

    I don’t want to do the research on it, but Chuck was a syndicated columnist, and he did Israeli propaganda movies, so I suspect he was a Neocon. And advancing it in print.

    Seagal is an inherently funny character. Way funnier than Chuck. Because he is fat and a douchebag.

    Back off pseudo-Celt.

    I prefer Insular Celt or Q Celt. We people who came from islands are real Euros too. Probably purer too.

    Care to give your theory about how Irish is a Celtic language even though there was never a Celtic invasion?

    Obvious answer is that there was and it happened c2500 BC.

  188. @Derer
    @John Johnson

    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?

    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Boy you really walked into that one.

    Washington and the EU did not favor Zelensky in the 2019 election. He was an unknown actor and his election was not what they wanted.

    The pro-NATO/pro-Western candidate was the incumbent Poroshenko and the election outcome was a disappointment to the West:
    But Ukraine’s outgoing president cautioned that the Kremlin is celebrating the election of an inexperienced candidate. Russia believes that “Ukraine could be quickly returned to Russia’s orbit of influence,” Poroshenko said on Twitter. “I call on the international community to help Ukraine to secure all the recent achievements and the strategic choice of the nation for integration to the European Union and the NATO. Please, stay with Ukraine no matter what! Support Ukrainians and be with them!”
    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/715858365/comedian-wins-ukrainian-presidency-in-landslide

    Which means it was not controlled by Washington.

    You should apply for a dictator defense internship from QCIC or Beckow. I think they offer a 3 day course.

    What you want to do is first have a basic grasp of the last 10 years before making anything up or promoting some type of grand Jewish conspiracy.

    They can teach you skills like learning what periods of history to avoid and how to change the subject when asked specific questions. You’ll feel much better about exaggerating and lying once they coach you through the basics.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    Past is prologue.

    I focus on dangerous strategically important actions by the West mostly before 2014 which explain crucial aspects of the Russian defensive outlook in this conflict. You focus on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media (MSM, YT, Telegram, X, etc.). Even if your facts were all solid these events may not be relevant to understanding what is really occurring.

    The earlier strategic events I highlight are not controversial since these Western actions have been recognized by both sides and the media. These aggressive moves (NATO expansion, dropping nuclear arms control treaties, meddling, USA missile bases, etc.) have been downplayed in the Western narrative. The long series of Russian warnings in response to these egregious Western mistakes are largely memory-holed by the media.

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    +++

    No internships at this time.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Beckow

    , @Derer
    @John Johnson

    You are listening to Poroshenko, and I am listening to Nuland meddling and pushing another Jew "Yats" nick named by her. He was finished or removed after Yatseniuk grab in Parliament. The CIA pick always their boys that would win in NYC (Georgian lunatic, Kasparov or Khodorkovsky).

  189. @Greasy William
    @sudden death

    ...while entirely depleting both Ukraine and NATO's prewar arsenal and severely attritting Ukrainian manpower.

    Replies: @sudden death

    Should specify what exactly was depleted in NATO arsenal storages;)

    Another large batch of 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers in an ambulance version was delivered by the United States in August 2022. In total, the US Army has about 5,000 units in service, and about 8,000 more are in storage. They are gradually being replaced by AMPVs, but the production rate is quite low – about 200 vehicles per year.

    “Given the available information about the US Army’s plans to receive about 3,000 AMPVs, it will take about 15 years to complete this contract at a rate of about 200 vehicles per year,” Defense Express writes.

    In addition to the United States, Lithuania, Denmark, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and other countries have provided Ukraine with M113s. All figures in official reports indicate that Ukraine received at least 500 M113s. At the same time, many countries reported the transfer of armored personnel carriers without specifying the number. Therefore, in reality, Ukraine has much more of these armored vehicles, according to some reports – more than 1,000.

    https://global.espreso.tv/us-m113-armored-personnel-carrier-technical-characteristics-advantages-over-soviet-models#:~:text=Another%20large%20batch%20of%2050,8%2C000%20more%20are%20in%20storage.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @sudden death

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won't be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    Right now, NATO has enough resources to keep Ukraine in the fight. That's it. NATO does not have the supplies to provide Ukraine with a means of victory over Russia nor has NATO even announced a plan to expand production to a level that would be necessary for a Ukrainian victory.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @John Johnson
    @sudden death

    while entirely depleting both Ukraine and NATO’s prewar arsenal and severely attritting Ukrainian manpower.

    That's real impressive given that Putin's stated goal was to stop the Eastward expansion of NATO.

    Putin states that he has no choice but to invade to stop NATO:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/24/putins-speech-declaring-war-on-ukraine-translated-excerpts

    Well that goal has failed since Finland has joined. Since Ukraine didn't qualify for NATO he could have simply stayed in his borders and NATO would not have 2 new members.


    https://e3.365dm.com/22/05/1600x900/skynews-ukraine-finland-map_5766273.png?20220509150314

    If Putin stated that his goal is to increase NATO military spending and make US defense industry executives swim in cash like Scrooge McDuck then you might have a point.

    US 155mm shell production increases by 500%
    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-248/#comment-6553349

    Take that US defense industry shareholders!!!! Take those capital gains and by a new boat!!! Putin got you good!


    https://miro.medium.com/v2/resize:fit:640/format:webp/1*2kLD3EnaJ-6INo0O-MvjzQ.jpeg

  190. @sudden death
    @Greasy William

    Should specify what exactly was depleted in NATO arsenal storages;)


    Another large batch of 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers in an ambulance version was delivered by the United States in August 2022. In total, the US Army has about 5,000 units in service, and about 8,000 more are in storage. They are gradually being replaced by AMPVs, but the production rate is quite low - about 200 vehicles per year.

    "Given the available information about the US Army's plans to receive about 3,000 AMPVs, it will take about 15 years to complete this contract at a rate of about 200 vehicles per year," Defense Express writes.

    In addition to the United States, Lithuania, Denmark, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and other countries have provided Ukraine with M113s. All figures in official reports indicate that Ukraine received at least 500 M113s. At the same time, many countries reported the transfer of armored personnel carriers without specifying the number. Therefore, in reality, Ukraine has much more of these armored vehicles, according to some reports - more than 1,000.
     

    https://global.espreso.tv/us-m113-armored-personnel-carrier-technical-characteristics-advantages-over-soviet-models#:~:text=Another%20large%20batch%20of%2050,8%2C000%20more%20are%20in%20storage.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won’t be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    Right now, NATO has enough resources to keep Ukraine in the fight. That’s it. NATO does not have the supplies to provide Ukraine with a means of victory over Russia nor has NATO even announced a plan to expand production to a level that would be necessary for a Ukrainian victory.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won’t be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    So in what conflict would the US fight Russia or China directly with non-nuclear weapons?

    This might surprise you but the US would rather have Russia or China simply trade with them rather than risk a direct conflict that could easily escalate into nuclear war.

    As for Iran maybe you missed the news. They launched the most half-assed attack on Israel. In any case Americans are sick of Middle Eastern wars.

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West. Some real rational thinking there. Russian men had to die to help your country boost artillery shell production and make some defense industry executives even wealthier. This 2.5 week special operation is clearly going as planned.

    You also seem to have missed that everyone underestimates US production capacity. Germans did it two wars in a row.

    The US recently sent Ukraine at least 600 ATACMs missiles and up to 1000. Have fun with that.

    Replies: @Sean, @Greasy William

  191. @sudden death
    @Greasy William

    Should specify what exactly was depleted in NATO arsenal storages;)


    Another large batch of 50 M113 tracked armored personnel carriers in an ambulance version was delivered by the United States in August 2022. In total, the US Army has about 5,000 units in service, and about 8,000 more are in storage. They are gradually being replaced by AMPVs, but the production rate is quite low - about 200 vehicles per year.

    "Given the available information about the US Army's plans to receive about 3,000 AMPVs, it will take about 15 years to complete this contract at a rate of about 200 vehicles per year," Defense Express writes.

    In addition to the United States, Lithuania, Denmark, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and other countries have provided Ukraine with M113s. All figures in official reports indicate that Ukraine received at least 500 M113s. At the same time, many countries reported the transfer of armored personnel carriers without specifying the number. Therefore, in reality, Ukraine has much more of these armored vehicles, according to some reports - more than 1,000.
     

    https://global.espreso.tv/us-m113-armored-personnel-carrier-technical-characteristics-advantages-over-soviet-models#:~:text=Another%20large%20batch%20of%2050,8%2C000%20more%20are%20in%20storage.

    Replies: @Greasy William, @John Johnson

    while entirely depleting both Ukraine and NATO’s prewar arsenal and severely attritting Ukrainian manpower.

    That’s real impressive given that Putin’s stated goal was to stop the Eastward expansion of NATO.

    Putin states that he has no choice but to invade to stop NATO:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/2/24/putins-speech-declaring-war-on-ukraine-translated-excerpts

    Well that goal has failed since Finland has joined. Since Ukraine didn’t qualify for NATO he could have simply stayed in his borders and NATO would not have 2 new members.


    If Putin stated that his goal is to increase NATO military spending and make US defense industry executives swim in cash like Scrooge McDuck then you might have a point.

    US 155mm shell production increases by 500%
    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-248/#comment-6553349

    Take that US defense industry shareholders!!!! Take those capital gains and by a new boat!!! Putin got you good!

  192. @Greasy William
    @sudden death

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won't be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    Right now, NATO has enough resources to keep Ukraine in the fight. That's it. NATO does not have the supplies to provide Ukraine with a means of victory over Russia nor has NATO even announced a plan to expand production to a level that would be necessary for a Ukrainian victory.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won’t be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    So in what conflict would the US fight Russia or China directly with non-nuclear weapons?

    This might surprise you but the US would rather have Russia or China simply trade with them rather than risk a direct conflict that could easily escalate into nuclear war.

    As for Iran maybe you missed the news. They launched the most half-assed attack on Israel. In any case Americans are sick of Middle Eastern wars.

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West. Some real rational thinking there. Russian men had to die to help your country boost artillery shell production and make some defense industry executives even wealthier. This 2.5 week special operation is clearly going as planned.

    You also seem to have missed that everyone underestimates US production capacity. Germans did it two wars in a row.

    The US recently sent Ukraine at least 600 ATACMs missiles and up to 1000. Have fun with that.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @John Johnson

    Hitler saw America with its continental economy as a model. Defence freeloader Germany's work discipline allied to Russia's resources was a threat to post Cold War US dominance that drove many in the Beltway crazy. The war in Ukraine has smashed the Russian--German economic alliance and now Washington only has to worry about Russia's natural resources flowing to, er, little old China (that Germany sells huge amounts of capital goods to). A master stratagem if ever there was one.

    Replies: @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere

    , @Greasy William
    @John Johnson


    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.
     
    I'm a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.). I have repeatedly stated in these threads that I think the Russian invasion is criminal and that the popular Russia shills online are complete retards who lack any grasp on reality.

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn't the case. I don't question that, all things being equal, the West could defeat the new Axis in a slogging match. I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it's will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson, @LatW

  193. IMO, rock bottom of a purity spiral is when you are unhappy because Steven Seagal isn’t on your side.

    • LOL: QCIC
    • Replies: @LatW
    @songbird


    IMO, rock bottom of a purity spiral is when you are unhappy because Steven Seagal isn’t on your side.
     
    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine's side, such as Viggo Mortensen.

    Replies: @songbird, @Gerard1234

  194. @AP
    @AnonfromTN


    Short form of Vladimir is Volodya
     
    I prefer Vovchyk.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    I prefer Vovchyk

    The it’s Vova – the shortest possible form

  195. QCIC says:
    @John Johnson
    @Derer


    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?
     
    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Boy you really walked into that one.

    Washington and the EU did not favor Zelensky in the 2019 election. He was an unknown actor and his election was not what they wanted.

    The pro-NATO/pro-Western candidate was the incumbent Poroshenko and the election outcome was a disappointment to the West:
    But Ukraine's outgoing president cautioned that the Kremlin is celebrating the election of an inexperienced candidate. Russia believes that "Ukraine could be quickly returned to Russia's orbit of influence," Poroshenko said on Twitter. "I call on the international community to help Ukraine to secure all the recent achievements and the strategic choice of the nation for integration to the European Union and the NATO. Please, stay with Ukraine no matter what! Support Ukrainians and be with them!"
    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/715858365/comedian-wins-ukrainian-presidency-in-landslide

    Which means it was not controlled by Washington.

    You should apply for a dictator defense internship from QCIC or Beckow. I think they offer a 3 day course.

    What you want to do is first have a basic grasp of the last 10 years before making anything up or promoting some type of grand Jewish conspiracy.

    They can teach you skills like learning what periods of history to avoid and how to change the subject when asked specific questions. You'll feel much better about exaggerating and lying once they coach you through the basics.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

    Past is prologue.

    I focus on dangerous strategically important actions by the West mostly before 2014 which explain crucial aspects of the Russian defensive outlook in this conflict. You focus on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media (MSM, YT, Telegram, X, etc.). Even if your facts were all solid these events may not be relevant to understanding what is really occurring.

    The earlier strategic events I highlight are not controversial since these Western actions have been recognized by both sides and the media. These aggressive moves (NATO expansion, dropping nuclear arms control treaties, meddling, USA missile bases, etc.) have been downplayed in the Western narrative. The long series of Russian warnings in response to these egregious Western mistakes are largely memory-holed by the media.

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    +++

    No internships at this time.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @QCIC

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    That's a very illustrative way of saying I constantly ignore your specific questions like if 2008 Putin was wrong about Crimea belonging to Ukraine or if the DPR/LPR made the right decision to align with Russia in order to obtain autonomy.

    You should focus on creative writing and not trying to defend a mass murderer who wears special heels to look taller.

    Let your imagination run wild with fictional writing where you don't have to be bothered with historical realities or statements from the dwarf himself that contradict his own narrative.

    , @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media
     
    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let's see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made ("Nato not a meter to the east!"), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc...

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn't know how to handle it - bad coding? - so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground...and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and 'French Legion'), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles - all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine - the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn't, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @John Johnson

  196. Hilarious episode of Dr. No and friends

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Sean
    @John Johnson


    https://www.palladiummag.com/2024/05/03/why-russia-doesnt-want-to-liberalize/
    [...]
    It might surprise American readers that it is not a great exaggeration to say Mikhail Gorbachev is the most hated man in Russia. Whether or not he deserves that hatred is up for debate, but his actions did lead to the loss of the Soviet Empire, its painful humiliation on the world stage, and plunged millions of Russians into poverty and despair.

    In contrast to Alexander II, Gorbachev was a man of humble origins. The son of Russian peasants, he was the first person in his family to go to university. Gorbachev graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in law and went on to hold multiple posts in Komsomol, the political youth organization. Gorbachev rose to power quickly under the patronage of Mikhail Suslov, one of the leading ideologues of the Politburo. He was hard-working, smart, and untroubled by alcoholism. His honest and open face made him seem non-threatening and trustworthy. Ideologically, he was committed to de-Stalinization of Russia and believed that market reforms and technological advancement could end the long period of stagnation Russians experienced under Khrushchev. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union believed a more honest and humane socialism was possible.

    However, once more, his reforms failed to achieve the desired results: the Soviet economy did not recover as fast as had been hoped for and a decade-long war in Afghanistan was draining the empire’s resources. Gorbachev felt that there was an urgent need for decisive action. After all, it was his duty as the leader of a great country. He initiated two crucial reforms that would impact the Russian people for decades to come and usher the world into a new era: glasnost and perestroika.

    Glasnost specifically was implemented to loosen Soviet censorship and lead to democratization of the regime: “Those who attempt to suppress the fresh voice, the just voice, according to old standards and attitudes, need to get out of the way,” Gorbachev opined in a in a July 1986 speech, according to TIME. With Perestroika, Gorbachev intended to incorporate some features of a market economy in the Soviet Union, loosen price controls and encourage some private ownership of business. In a 1987 speech, he emphasized that “It is particularly important that the actual pay of every worker be closely linked to his personal contribution to the end result, and that no limit be set.”

    Glasnost and perestroika proved to be too much change in too little time for a political and economic system like that of the Soviet Union. Hyperinflation set in, as the value of the ruble plummeted, and the economy fell into a depression. The Soviet Empire fell almost overnight. Russians and other nations of the crumbling union were suddenly much poorer, more aware of human rights abuses that took place under communist rule, and left completely humiliated.

    As the Soviet Union dissolved and Gorbachev was left the President of nothing, his successor in the new Russian Federation was Boris Yeltsin, a drunk who quickly became a laughingstock and an embarrassment. The country was torn apart by the new type of man that emerged from the ruins, a type that does not care about anything but his personal enrichment: the “New Russian.” Oligarchs feasted on the very livelihoods of ordinary Russians as those in turn sank into despair. And then Putin came to power.

    The Divergent Ends of History and the Last Statesman
    Vladimir Putin is indeed an authoritarian leader who murders his opponents and silences dissent. He is also genuinely popular among Russians. To outsiders, Putin may not seem like a good leader, but to the Russian voter, he very much does. Further, this evaluation of his leadership isn’t just a matter of optics or propaganda, but is backed by some hard data.

    Since 1999, the Russian homicide rate—an excellent measure of demoralization, disorder, and lack of economic opportunity—has plunged 75% nationwide. This significant decrease in the murder rate was not accompanied by any drastic change in incarceration, which suggests that there was a general improvement in quality of life that led to a decrease in homicides.

    There has also been an increase in the fertility rate—another important indicator of the will to live. This was often raised in the many articles over the years of Russia’s impending depopulation. In 1999, Russia’s total fertility rate fell to 1.2. It rose to a high of 1.8 in 2015, though it fell again to 1.5 by 2022. There was also a significant drop in the number of abortions performed in Russian since 2000. For comparison: the number of abortions performed in Russia dropped from 2.1 million in 2000 to just over 500,000 in 2022.

    Arguably the important metric is, of course, the increase in life expectancy over the course of Putin’s career as head of state, which increased from roughly 65 to 73 by 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. This directly demonstrates the end of what were once called deaths of despair in the country. Empirically, the individual sense of humiliation has ended for modern Russians. An indication that the middle class has strengthened can also be found in Russia’s Gini index—a measure of income inequality—which has decreased significantly since 1999 and is forecast to continuously decrease between 2024 and 2029.

    The death of liberal dissident Alexei Navalny enraged many Western liberals, like Anne Applebaum and Ian Bremmer. And while it was a tragedy, it is worth noting that Navalny was not very popular among Russians and Putin’s real rival is the Communist Party, which won 19% of the vote in the last election. Democracy does not seem to be that appealing to ordinary Russians, and who can blame them after the latest failed experiment with political liberalism?

    This is a judgment Vladimir Putin personally shares, if we are to trust his telling of Russian history since its founding in the year 882. If so, he isn’t wrong. Every time Russian people attempt to emulate the West, everything goes terribly wrong, and a period of darkness and humiliation follows. There are many ways to explain this observation. Maybe liberal political theory is fundamentally flawed, and doesn’t work as advertised, even in the Western context. Maybe Russians are simply not Western after all, and lack the social technologies needed to make such political liberalism work.

    It is hard to predict what comes next for a civilization that seems incapable of embracing Western-style democracy, but gave the world Dostoyevsky and Tchaikovsky. Something worth considering in imagining Russia after the Putin era: in many ways, Russia is engaged in its own task of nation-building, transitioning from the historic empire to something closer to the nation-state which 19th century anarchists attempting to assassinate the Tsar imagined it to be. Whatever new society is built at the end of this process, it will—just as its historical experience—remain fundamentally politically and ideologically distinct from the United States.
     

    , @Mr. Hack
    @John Johnson

    More Russian conspiracy theories that go awry and totally off the rails. This is the kind of stuff that I fear Prof. TN watches in his spare time and uses to form his opinions. :-)

    Dr. No should stay in his bunker and not be seen in public!

    Don't know what Sean's follow-up comment has to do with this Crocus Hill conspiracy theory extravaganza?...

    Replies: @Sean

    , @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    The narrator of the video acknowledged the USA is waging a proxy war in Ukraine against Russia. What else needs to be said?

  197. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    Past is prologue.

    I focus on dangerous strategically important actions by the West mostly before 2014 which explain crucial aspects of the Russian defensive outlook in this conflict. You focus on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media (MSM, YT, Telegram, X, etc.). Even if your facts were all solid these events may not be relevant to understanding what is really occurring.

    The earlier strategic events I highlight are not controversial since these Western actions have been recognized by both sides and the media. These aggressive moves (NATO expansion, dropping nuclear arms control treaties, meddling, USA missile bases, etc.) have been downplayed in the Western narrative. The long series of Russian warnings in response to these egregious Western mistakes are largely memory-holed by the media.

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    +++

    No internships at this time.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Beckow

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    That’s a very illustrative way of saying I constantly ignore your specific questions like if 2008 Putin was wrong about Crimea belonging to Ukraine or if the DPR/LPR made the right decision to align with Russia in order to obtain autonomy.

    You should focus on creative writing and not trying to defend a mass murderer who wears special heels to look taller.

    Let your imagination run wild with fictional writing where you don’t have to be bothered with historical realities or statements from the dwarf himself that contradict his own narrative.

  198. Sean says:
    @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won’t be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    So in what conflict would the US fight Russia or China directly with non-nuclear weapons?

    This might surprise you but the US would rather have Russia or China simply trade with them rather than risk a direct conflict that could easily escalate into nuclear war.

    As for Iran maybe you missed the news. They launched the most half-assed attack on Israel. In any case Americans are sick of Middle Eastern wars.

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West. Some real rational thinking there. Russian men had to die to help your country boost artillery shell production and make some defense industry executives even wealthier. This 2.5 week special operation is clearly going as planned.

    You also seem to have missed that everyone underestimates US production capacity. Germans did it two wars in a row.

    The US recently sent Ukraine at least 600 ATACMs missiles and up to 1000. Have fun with that.

    Replies: @Sean, @Greasy William

    Hitler saw America with its continental economy as a model. Defence freeloader Germany’s work discipline allied to Russia’s resources was a threat to post Cold War US dominance that drove many in the Beltway crazy. The war in Ukraine has smashed the Russian–German economic alliance and now Washington only has to worry about Russia’s natural resources flowing to, er, little old China (that Germany sells huge amounts of capital goods to). A master stratagem if ever there was one.

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere
    @Sean

    Despite a 50% increase in population and 11x increase in GDP since 1978, the US sold as many cars in 2023 as it did back in 1978. The US has an extremely financialized economy that is reflected in its stock market performance, but not reflected in its physical economy.

    Replies: @Dmitry

  199. Sean says:
    @John Johnson
    Hilarious episode of Dr. No and friends

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4odUJNXf2Q

    Replies: @Sean, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC

    https://www.palladiummag.com/2024/05/03/why-russia-doesnt-want-to-liberalize/
    […]
    It might surprise American readers that it is not a great exaggeration to say Mikhail Gorbachev is the most hated man in Russia. Whether or not he deserves that hatred is up for debate, but his actions did lead to the loss of the Soviet Empire, its painful humiliation on the world stage, and plunged millions of Russians into poverty and despair.

    In contrast to Alexander II, Gorbachev was a man of humble origins. The son of Russian peasants, he was the first person in his family to go to university. Gorbachev graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in law and went on to hold multiple posts in Komsomol, the political youth organization. Gorbachev rose to power quickly under the patronage of Mikhail Suslov, one of the leading ideologues of the Politburo. He was hard-working, smart, and untroubled by alcoholism. His honest and open face made him seem non-threatening and trustworthy. Ideologically, he was committed to de-Stalinization of Russia and believed that market reforms and technological advancement could end the long period of stagnation Russians experienced under Khrushchev. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union believed a more honest and humane socialism was possible.

    However, once more, his reforms failed to achieve the desired results: the Soviet economy did not recover as fast as had been hoped for and a decade-long war in Afghanistan was draining the empire’s resources. Gorbachev felt that there was an urgent need for decisive action. After all, it was his duty as the leader of a great country. He initiated two crucial reforms that would impact the Russian people for decades to come and usher the world into a new era: glasnost and perestroika.

    Glasnost specifically was implemented to loosen Soviet censorship and lead to democratization of the regime: “Those who attempt to suppress the fresh voice, the just voice, according to old standards and attitudes, need to get out of the way,” Gorbachev opined in a in a July 1986 speech, according to TIME. With Perestroika, Gorbachev intended to incorporate some features of a market economy in the Soviet Union, loosen price controls and encourage some private ownership of business. In a 1987 speech, he emphasized that “It is particularly important that the actual pay of every worker be closely linked to his personal contribution to the end result, and that no limit be set.”

    Glasnost and perestroika proved to be too much change in too little time for a political and economic system like that of the Soviet Union. Hyperinflation set in, as the value of the ruble plummeted, and the economy fell into a depression. The Soviet Empire fell almost overnight. Russians and other nations of the crumbling union were suddenly much poorer, more aware of human rights abuses that took place under communist rule, and left completely humiliated.

    As the Soviet Union dissolved and Gorbachev was left the President of nothing, his successor in the new Russian Federation was Boris Yeltsin, a drunk who quickly became a laughingstock and an embarrassment. The country was torn apart by the new type of man that emerged from the ruins, a type that does not care about anything but his personal enrichment: the “New Russian.” Oligarchs feasted on the very livelihoods of ordinary Russians as those in turn sank into despair. And then Putin came to power.

    The Divergent Ends of History and the Last Statesman
    Vladimir Putin is indeed an authoritarian leader who murders his opponents and silences dissent. He is also genuinely popular among Russians. To outsiders, Putin may not seem like a good leader, but to the Russian voter, he very much does. Further, this evaluation of his leadership isn’t just a matter of optics or propaganda, but is backed by some hard data.

    Since 1999, the Russian homicide rate—an excellent measure of demoralization, disorder, and lack of economic opportunity—has plunged 75% nationwide. This significant decrease in the murder rate was not accompanied by any drastic change in incarceration, which suggests that there was a general improvement in quality of life that led to a decrease in homicides.

    There has also been an increase in the fertility rate—another important indicator of the will to live. This was often raised in the many articles over the years of Russia’s impending depopulation. In 1999, Russia’s total fertility rate fell to 1.2. It rose to a high of 1.8 in 2015, though it fell again to 1.5 by 2022. There was also a significant drop in the number of abortions performed in Russian since 2000. For comparison: the number of abortions performed in Russia dropped from 2.1 million in 2000 to just over 500,000 in 2022.

    Arguably the important metric is, of course, the increase in life expectancy over the course of Putin’s career as head of state, which increased from roughly 65 to 73 by 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. This directly demonstrates the end of what were once called deaths of despair in the country. Empirically, the individual sense of humiliation has ended for modern Russians. An indication that the middle class has strengthened can also be found in Russia’s Gini index—a measure of income inequality—which has decreased significantly since 1999 and is forecast to continuously decrease between 2024 and 2029.

    The death of liberal dissident Alexei Navalny enraged many Western liberals, like Anne Applebaum and Ian Bremmer. And while it was a tragedy, it is worth noting that Navalny was not very popular among Russians and Putin’s real rival is the Communist Party, which won 19% of the vote in the last election. Democracy does not seem to be that appealing to ordinary Russians, and who can blame them after the latest failed experiment with political liberalism?

    This is a judgment Vladimir Putin personally shares, if we are to trust his telling of Russian history since its founding in the year 882. If so, he isn’t wrong. Every time Russian people attempt to emulate the West, everything goes terribly wrong, and a period of darkness and humiliation follows. There are many ways to explain this observation. Maybe liberal political theory is fundamentally flawed, and doesn’t work as advertised, even in the Western context. Maybe Russians are simply not Western after all, and lack the social technologies needed to make such political liberalism work.

    It is hard to predict what comes next for a civilization that seems incapable of embracing Western-style democracy, but gave the world Dostoyevsky and Tchaikovsky. Something worth considering in imagining Russia after the Putin era: in many ways, Russia is engaged in its own task of nation-building, transitioning from the historic empire to something closer to the nation-state which 19th century anarchists attempting to assassinate the Tsar imagined it to be. Whatever new society is built at the end of this process, it will—just as its historical experience—remain fundamentally politically and ideologically distinct from the United States.

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
  200. @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    I was impressed with Eric Prince’s article in Asia Times. I think that being an insider with an excellent knowledge of the topic at hand, he presents a clear case for the importance of reform in US and Western defence.

    https://asiatimes.com/2024/05/too-big-to-win/

    He is also quite clear about what explains and who is responsible for the current state of affairs.


    Originally Trotskyites, the Neocons had taken root in the corporatist wing of the Republican Party and gradually increased in influence, to eventually become dominant in the Washington Beltway foreign policy and emblematic of its mentality of continuous warfare funded by an unlimited fiat printing press.

    The so-called “peace dividend” that followed the end of the Cold War was redirected into expanding NATO instead of ending it. The goal was to enrich the military-industrial complex by creating more clients to buy US weapons, at the expense of the opportunity to partner with Russia. Promises of not expanding NATO eastward into former Warsaw Pact countries were broken and NATO troops were deployed on Russia’s border.
     
    Never thought I would agree with the founder of Blackwater / Academy. But yeah, the guy knows what he’s talking about.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I have to confess that I don’t know anything about Erick Prince but do find his tell all confessions to be interesting. I’m one of those individuals that enjoys reading the comments section, and I found this very interesting one at the bottom of the list following the main article:

    Erik Prince is the disgraced founder of a private American security firm best known for arms trafficking, murder of civilians, and wartime profiteering. If this guy is so great, China can hire him xD

    Sounds like just enough material here to start another very interesting conspiracy theory. What do you think Bashi? 🙂

    • Troll: Derer
    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    I like his current project, he’s working on a crypted anonymous cell phone. It’s very important for the future of freedom. I also think Prince is an outstanding individual (à la Machiavelli … Prince) that would make an excellent American Napoleon Bonaparte / Caesar. Finally, I think it’s about time someone put some law and order in the US and exterminated the Neocon the way Stalin did with their Trotskyite forebears. A few death camps in the middle of Alaska would come handy. The future generations wouldn’t shed a tear and would be awash with gratitude.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  201. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    Past is prologue.

    I focus on dangerous strategically important actions by the West mostly before 2014 which explain crucial aspects of the Russian defensive outlook in this conflict. You focus on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media (MSM, YT, Telegram, X, etc.). Even if your facts were all solid these events may not be relevant to understanding what is really occurring.

    The earlier strategic events I highlight are not controversial since these Western actions have been recognized by both sides and the media. These aggressive moves (NATO expansion, dropping nuclear arms control treaties, meddling, USA missile bases, etc.) have been downplayed in the Western narrative. The long series of Russian warnings in response to these egregious Western mistakes are largely memory-holed by the media.

    The little trees you like to discuss are part of a large forest.

    +++

    No internships at this time.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Beckow

    …John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media

    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let’s see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made (“Nato not a meter to the east!“), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc…

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn’t know how to handle it – bad coding? – so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground…and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and ‘French Legion’), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles – all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine – the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn’t, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    • LOL: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Beckow


    Let’s see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made (“Nato not a meter to the east!“)
     
    There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Derer

    , @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    I tried to give you the honor that you are due and set you up with a grander intro this morning than this tepid and baseless attack on JJ, in comment #175, but you must have missed it? Or perhaps the news is just so devastating that you'd rather just ignore it and pretend that it just doesn't exist?

    Replies: @Beckow

    , @QCIC
    @Beckow

    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats. The dialog with him sharpens my thinking.

    He seems to be unwilling to consider an alternative perspective on the Ukraine crisis. Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Beckow

    , @John Johnson
    @Beckow

    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help.

    You are saying we should ignore the interview where Putin strongly says that Crimea belongs to Ukraine?

    https://www.rferl.org/a/putin-crimea-ukraine/26942862.html

    Just make your position clear. We can ignore Putin's comments since he has changed his mind?

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine – the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face

    Ukraine didn't qualify for NATO and hadn't started the application process.

    NATO has since expanded East since the war.

    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?

    Why did he recently order tactical nuclear drills if they have unlimited conventional resources?

    It's not adding up.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Beckow

  202. @John Johnson
    Hilarious episode of Dr. No and friends

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4odUJNXf2Q

    Replies: @Sean, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC

    More Russian conspiracy theories that go awry and totally off the rails. This is the kind of stuff that I fear Prof. TN watches in his spare time and uses to form his opinions. 🙂

    Dr. No should stay in his bunker and not be seen in public!

    Don’t know what Sean’s follow-up comment has to do with this Crocus Hill conspiracy theory extravaganza?…

    • Troll: Derer
    • Replies: @Sean
    @Mr. Hack


    https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2024/04/biggest-threat-freedom-west-liberalism-itself-john-gray

    The attempted shutdown of the National Conservatism Conference by police in Brussels made for a diverting spectacle. Staged at the centre of the European project, the flagrant attack on free speech and association was a piquant commentary on the bien pensant fancy that the European Union is redeeming the dark continent and refounding it on the basis of liberal values. [...]

    Yet this was not the only example of creeping authoritarianism. In a separate incident, the former Greek finance minister, left-wing political theorist and pro-Palestine speaker Yanis Varoufakis was prohibited from entering German territory and connecting with public meetings in Germany by video link. Throughout these episodes, the EU was silent.

    Suspending freedom of expression for the sake of liberal values may seem a paradox, but it is not illogical. For latter-day hyper-liberals, free speech is useful only so long as it advances a progressive project. Confronted by criticism, they respond by trying to suppress debate. An ever-widening category of “hate speech” is deployed against any discourse deemed offensive or a risk to public safety.

    The canonical liberal John Stuart Mill is often invoked against censorship of this sort, and it is true that in On Liberty (1859) he argued that free speech must include the freedom to cause offence. But when, in the same essay, he argued that the value of freedom lay in collective well-being or utility, he specified that “it must be utility in the largest sense, grounded on the permanent interests of man as a progressive being”. Free speech had little value if it served reactionary ends.


    Like many other 19th-century liberals, Mill feared the rise of democratic government because he believed it meant empowering an ignorant and tyrannical majority. Time and again, he vilified the torpid masses who were content with traditional ways of living. Keir Starmer and his shadow cabinet seem curiously confident that history is on the side of progressives like themselves. The little we know of what they plan to do in office involves a further devolution of authority to institutions led by technocrats and lawyers. Behind the scenes, Tony Blair is promoting a model of governance in which democracy figures as an inconvenient afterthought.

    The persisting influence of hyper-liberal extremism in professedly centrist parties invites a dangerous blowback. [...]
     
  203. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media
     
    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let's see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made ("Nato not a meter to the east!"), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc...

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn't know how to handle it - bad coding? - so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground...and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and 'French Legion'), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles - all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine - the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn't, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @John Johnson

    Let’s see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made (“Nato not a meter to the east!“)

    There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @sudden death


    ...There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.
     
    Google it. There were multiple promises made by Germany (Genscher, Kohl), US (Bush, Baker), UK...Why lie about it?

    Don't try the "public speech" nonsense - nobody knows what that means. This is diplomacy and it was communicated and published in the Western media. At least admit that Nato broke its promises and let's move on. Otherwise we may evaporate for your lack of honesty. It is undignified to lie so much. Don't you have any honor left?

    Replies: @sudden death

    , @Derer
    @sudden death

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES. Was the "holocaust" mentioned anywhere in the 50's or even 60's by people like Eisenhower. It was created later to fool people like you.

    Replies: @sudden death, @John Johnson

  204. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media
     
    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let's see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made ("Nato not a meter to the east!"), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc...

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn't know how to handle it - bad coding? - so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground...and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and 'French Legion'), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles - all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine - the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn't, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @John Johnson

    I tried to give you the honor that you are due and set you up with a grander intro this morning than this tepid and baseless attack on JJ, in comment #175, but you must have missed it? Or perhaps the news is just so devastating that you’d rather just ignore it and pretend that it just doesn’t exist?

    • Troll: Derer
    • Replies: @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    What news? Gazprom lost $3 billion on sales of $91 billion. How is that devastating? Any corporation with $100 billion in revenues from essential stuff is a good investment in today's funny-money business environment. But you wouldn't understand it. (Look up what Buffet is buying.)

    Market transitions require investments in new infrastructure, for Gazprom it will take a few years. Then they will sell to China-Asia and LNG, make money, and Germany&Co. will be stuck with higher costs and gradual de-industrialization.

    This is not my view, every analyst says that. It is not complicated, only ostriches living in the dark find it too complex and get excited over trivia. Like you.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  205. @songbird
    IMO, rock bottom of a purity spiral is when you are unhappy because Steven Seagal isn't on your side.

    Replies: @LatW

    IMO, rock bottom of a purity spiral is when you are unhappy because Steven Seagal isn’t on your side.

    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LatW


    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene. Any male actor who does that is obviously part of a gay cabal, or else enslaved by one. And so a pox on him!

    In addition, he seems to support woke, globalist organizations like Sinn Fein and Òmnium Cultural (or I assume it is woke). And has spoken out against Vox. I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements. Those are things that advertisers use to try to sell products. That is materialism and line go up. Nationalists believe in spirituality.

    Isn't most of Hollywood for Ze? But I would advise you not to use that fact in discourse with nationalists.

    Replies: @LatW, @Matra, @LatW

    , @Gerard1234
    @LatW


    actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    LOL - you do realise that literally EVERY Scandinavian actor in Hollywood has become famous solely by playing Russian characters you dumbf**k? It's as if they are trained to play Russians in acting schools

    Can you imagine any actor retarded enough to have any career-suicide ambition to play some Latvian reject? Any actor with such a lack of self--respect to take some part playing Latvian loser in some boring garbage about some mythical "heroism" against some fake Soviet 'atrocity"? Any film would make the company bankrupt as of course there is zero market for that sh*t or that country.


    Who cares about Seagal
     
    Well, the whole of shithole Latvia,. It's an undisputed fact that every post-soviet, post-Warsaw pact state has a decent section of population that absolutely WORSHIP these guys who made great films immediately after the end of Communism you idiot. So they would come in masses to see him in Latvia, and are extremely jealous that Seagal went to and supports Russia.
    I don't like the fact that these guys are worshipped and local producers would have an old Hollywood actor and pay him everything..... instead of promoting local talent.....but that is the business.

    Your retarded scumbag lying and hypocrisy is even more ridiculous , as I think Seagal HAS filmed in Latvia you dumb idiot....local producers begging him to come. Probably a national holiday in the dump.

    about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    Under Siege was one of greatest films of all time. Whoever is the better actor is irrelevant........Seagal is far more famous.

    But all of that is irrelevant you faggot retard.....is Mortensen even "on Ukraine's side" you dumb moron? Seagal, without doubt knows about Russia. Mortensen, if he even said about Ukraine what you claim ( and of course a freak like you can't be trusted to tell the truth) clearly is just a standard clueless liberal. He knows about as much about Ukraine as he ( and you) know about the "moderate Syrian rebels" who were probably supported by him also, and in a year or 2 will forget completely about 404, just like all 3 of us have forgotten about the "moderate Syrian rebels" and the Syrian war in general ( the satanic ukronazi scum shelling of Belgorod, with one set of strikes killing a Syrian student, was the first in a while time I have even thought about war in Syria)

    That's in addition to Viggo Mortensen showing ZERO interest in filming in Ukraine or playing a Ukrop character or having any knowledge at all of the fake country or EVER even promoting one of his films inside Banderastan.

    It's amazing just how much of a pitiful lying scumbag that filth like you can be, further amusing in that of course a great number of actors and music groups that Latvians would beg to visit the country are banned from visiting.
    LMAO - what is that 60-70 out of the top 100 in Latvian music charts here are Russian acts, most banned?:

    https://music.apple.com/si/playlist/top-100-latvia/pl.5ac047a9ada144aebb9b2f16f5bc8c1d

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard, @LatW

  206. @John Johnson
    @Mikhail

    I’ll say this for Napolitano, he hasn’t expressed the kind off of perverted glee you’ve exhibited in some of your posted comments here.

    LOL so his actual sexual harassment of male employees isn't comparable to my forum posts on a website that is buried by search engines?
    Would you listen to yourself? This is basically you:

    Napolitano may have followed a waiter into a bathroom and tried to manhandle his junk but....did you read John Johnson's latest post on Ukraine? Now that's perverted glee!

    You should really re-assess your life when you're defending a homosexual groper and a convicted sex criminal who jerked off to what he thought was an underage girl....twice. Yes Scott Ritter did that twice so there goes "but but sting operation conspiracy" defense. Too bad Scott Ritter wasn't on Chris Hanson showing up with a 6 pack of coors. I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS UNDERAGE THE BEER IS FOR ME. Boy Putin just attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual groper, a pedophile, a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal, a self-identified incel named Nick Fuentes, and then we have Andrew Anglin who is a self-described White nationalist that hates White women and talks about banging Asian whores. What a fascinating crew lined up for a homicidal dwarf.

    Oh and Putin also has Russell Brand who is British but follows the pattern since he showed his boner to a woman at work. He is British but follows the group theme of sexual criminals and losers.

    I've worked a lot of jobs and never once in my life have I thought You know what.....I'm gonna get a boner at work and show it to some chick. Good God that is f-cking insane.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @songbird, @QCIC, @Gerard1234

    Boy, Putin attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual grouper. A paedophile

    LMAO – President of US Biden – heavily probable incestuous paedophile. This scumbag, satanic, war criminal is a typical political Catholic POS. Biden has officially lead US policy to Banderastan from 2014 when he was Vice-President,and of course now.

    Son of US President Hunter Biden – absolute confirmed incestuous paedophile and non-incestuous paedophile drug-addict loser. It shows the sickness of entire US system that “opposition” fake some criminal investigation into him that’s going nowhere – as they are ALL using the corrupt failure whorewhouse that is “Ukraine” for financial crimes…. and there is zero chance him getting even investigated for the recorded paedophilia.

    So as he’s doing his paedophilia he is using some Ukraine company to finance all his despicable habits.

    And LOL – that’s with President of US in WW2, Roosevelt- heavily probable incestuous paedophile

    President of US, Clinton – sexual degenerate, great charisma but despite that…. definite rapist and possible paedophile

    President of US, Kennedy – sexual degenerate, fake political Catholic, corruptly elected.

    Biggest Ukronazi supporting Senator I have heard of? Lindsay Graham – absolute blatant homo-paedo

    So Ukraine is literally run by paedophiles, FOR paedophiles financial interests and pleasures you dilapidated vermin.

    Founder of FBI, Hoover- weirdo nutjob, homo, criminal, cross-dresser….. and also possible probable incestuous paedophile

    How many American president perverts raped their own slaves and had children from this?

    Near zero famous western music acts actually bothered to perform in 404, so of course the homo Elton John thought it was perfect shithole to find a child. Absolute mass paedophilia and organ harvesting and trafficking is working there for Western interests.

    I will go European – blatant evil homo Macron married to his babushka- not exactly a surprise if his boyfriend/bigamous (((husband))) he has appointed as French PM.

    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal

    Travolta – extremely obese.
    Marlon Brando-extremely obese
    Average American….. extremely obese
    Elvis…..extremely obese….and of course because he is an American hero…. is a definite, loser PAEDOPHILE. All these famous with very chaotic personal lives.
    All the others are Scientologists or whatever

    So WTF are you mentioning the fact Segal is fat for? He is American you spambot, cursed-in-hell permanently amoeba liar.

    I don’t think I have ever even seen a George Clooney film you useless f**khead – so he’s the loser. About 4 minutes of Batman& Robin I think (worst film ever). Segal has starred in probably the greatest film of all time, Under Siege. It’s irrelevant that all the other films I have seen him in are mostly poor – he has the masterpiece of Under Siege to his name – that film must have attracted about 75% of current US Navy to serve in it – LOL, future cannon fodder for when we destroy the American Navy.

    I have only seen Marlon Brando, supposed to be greatest ever Pindosi actor, in one film – The Godfather-and he’s in that film for about 2 seconds, where you can’t even hear a word he’s saying you dickhead.

    Segal from being rich, famous, starred in one of great film ever…. but also showing the moral & principles courage to support the moral and military WINNER in SMO, shows he is on winning side

    Also you disrespectful shit-for-brains, to be talking like that – in post-Soviet, entire eastern Europe, maybe all of continental Europe – they would and have begged Segal to film a movie in their country . I think some Latvian shithole have begged and actually filmed Segal and Van Damme films there you retard. I don’t like it but hyper-adoration of these old Hollywood stars is part of post-Soviet space.
    Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian dumps would kill to have Segal, Willis or whoever come live there and support them.

    ((( Sean Penn))) – literally went to 404 to pick up a Ukrainian whore and to continue to be a drug addict lowlife. Played a pogrom diaspora American gangster in the film “Gangster Squad” with the pride an Indian or black would act in role of Gandhi or Nelson Mandela….. That’s the type of despicable tramp he is.

    LOL – 70 years ago Soviet Union has the magnificent Paul Robeson….. now the hideous lowlife Sean Penn

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Gerard1234

    C’mon, man. Biden is a demented half-corpse. He was certainly corrupt when he could remember who paid him bribes, he might have been a pedophile, and whatever else. Now for that pathetic rag doll all of this is in the past (which he does not remember, anyway).

  207. @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    NATO is fine in terms of tanks/vehicles, naval vessels; aircraft, bombs, but it has blown through its prewar stockpile of munitions as well as all spare artillery systems and AD batteries that could be provided to Kiev; and even when NATO munitions production peaks in 2025, it still won’t be enough to even supply Ukraine with its needs, let alone to stockpile for direct conflict with the Russia/China/Iran axis.

    So in what conflict would the US fight Russia or China directly with non-nuclear weapons?

    This might surprise you but the US would rather have Russia or China simply trade with them rather than risk a direct conflict that could easily escalate into nuclear war.

    As for Iran maybe you missed the news. They launched the most half-assed attack on Israel. In any case Americans are sick of Middle Eastern wars.

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West. Some real rational thinking there. Russian men had to die to help your country boost artillery shell production and make some defense industry executives even wealthier. This 2.5 week special operation is clearly going as planned.

    You also seem to have missed that everyone underestimates US production capacity. Germans did it two wars in a row.

    The US recently sent Ukraine at least 600 ATACMs missiles and up to 1000. Have fun with that.

    Replies: @Sean, @Greasy William

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.

    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.). I have repeatedly stated in these threads that I think the Russian invasion is criminal and that the popular Russia shills online are complete retards who lack any grasp on reality.

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn’t the case. I don’t question that, all things being equal, the West could defeat the new Axis in a slogging match. I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it’s will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    • Agree: Philip Owen
    • Replies: @Mikhail
    @Greasy William


    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.).
     
    Do tell more on this belief. On second thought...
    , @John Johnson
    @Greasy William


    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.
     
    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.).

    So even though Putin has an exemplary 20 year service record to Israel you believe that will soon change? It only appears that he enjoys selling them oil and raw diamonds?

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn’t the case.

    I think your position is completely baseless and I will call it like I see it.

    Maybe you disagree with the dwarf dictator defense squad at Unz but there is absolutely no reason to believe that Russia was behind October 7th and that Putin is about to turn on Israel.

    Even the Russians would come up with a better plan than .... DERRR KILL CHICKS AT A CONCERT I GUESS. OH AND RECORD IT WITH GOPROS. THAT WILL HELP OUR GLOBAL STANDING.

    Israel overall benefitted from the attack and Putin clearly doesn't care about what they do to Gaza.

    Putin every single year mumbles something like "US at fault for Israel/Gaza" and then goes back to selling oil to Israel. He doesn't care. He throws his fans some red meat and then goes back to making money from Israel. His pathetic fans fall for it every year.

    He could at any time threaten to raise the price of their oil but doesn't give a fudge. Putin is out for Putin. He is pals with Netanyahu and Russian is the #3 language in Israel. In some ways it is a Slavic outpost in the Middle East. Ashkenazi Jews by DNA are mostly Slavic.

    Anglin & Co embarrassed themselves by thinking Putin was going to back Iran with Hamas and go against Israel. Putin's top bloggers live in a fantasy world where Putin is about to turn on Israel and Jews globally....while he hires them and does business with them. It's what I call the Hitler Claus fantasy. They want Putin to be their new Hitler so badly that they'll live in a completely fictional world. Anglin wouldn't mention Prigozhin until he absolutely had to but his fans will give him a pass just like his embarrassing "magic negro" period with Kanye. They all want to believe in Hitler Claus while ironically cheering Putin as he "gets them Nazis" in Ukraine. It's all just African big man politics. They have emotionally attached themselves to Putin first and foremost and then try to explain themselves as a secondary. Reminds me of a quote from Mark Twain:

    "There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages"

    , @LatW
    @Greasy William


    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks
     
    It would be very interesting to see if there was any more info out there from the Israeli government of what they have found out about how the attack was organized. What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly) - do you have any info or is this just an instinctive feeling?

    I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it’s will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.
     
    The current setbacks are due to America delaying (and partly lack of rotation on the Ukrainian side).

    Yes, there might be some "loss of will", as you put it, but there are so many investments across the whole of Eastern Europe that there will be a strong motivation to defend all that, there is a genuine security issue there (that will spark a reaction to this ongoing nightmare). Remember that Ukraine is fighting a very large and strong country - a coalition of countries, as mentioned above - (that is now using all the military capacity that it used decades to build up plus everything they had from the Soviet era, some of which was in fact transferred from Ukraine). So, the fact that Ukraine has been able to hold to the extent they have is remarkable.

    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.

    Replies: @Greasy William

  208. @Gerard1234
    @John Johnson


    Boy, Putin attracts the top tier Americans. A homosexual grouper. A paedophile
     
    LMAO - President of US Biden - heavily probable incestuous paedophile. This scumbag, satanic, war criminal is a typical political Catholic POS. Biden has officially lead US policy to Banderastan from 2014 when he was Vice-President,and of course now.

    Son of US President Hunter Biden - absolute confirmed incestuous paedophile and non-incestuous paedophile drug-addict loser. It shows the sickness of entire US system that "opposition" fake some criminal investigation into him that's going nowhere - as they are ALL using the corrupt failure whorewhouse that is "Ukraine" for financial crimes.... and there is zero chance him getting even investigated for the recorded paedophilia.

    So as he's doing his paedophilia he is using some Ukraine company to finance all his despicable habits.

    And LOL - that's with President of US in WW2, Roosevelt- heavily probable incestuous paedophile

    President of US, Clinton - sexual degenerate, great charisma but despite that.... definite rapist and possible paedophile

    President of US, Kennedy - sexual degenerate, fake political Catholic, corruptly elected.

    Biggest Ukronazi supporting Senator I have heard of? Lindsay Graham - absolute blatant homo-paedo

    So Ukraine is literally run by paedophiles, FOR paedophiles financial interests and pleasures you dilapidated vermin.

    Founder of FBI, Hoover- weirdo nutjob, homo, criminal, cross-dresser..... and also possible probable incestuous paedophile

    How many American president perverts raped their own slaves and had children from this?

    Near zero famous western music acts actually bothered to perform in 404, so of course the homo Elton John thought it was perfect shithole to find a child. Absolute mass paedophilia and organ harvesting and trafficking is working there for Western interests.

    I will go European - blatant evil homo Macron married to his babushka- not exactly a surprise if his boyfriend/bigamous (((husband))) he has appointed as French PM.

    a fat loser actor named Steven Seagal
     
    Travolta - extremely obese.
    Marlon Brando-extremely obese
    Average American..... extremely obese
    Elvis.....extremely obese....and of course because he is an American hero.... is a definite, loser PAEDOPHILE. All these famous with very chaotic personal lives.
    All the others are Scientologists or whatever

    So WTF are you mentioning the fact Segal is fat for? He is American you spambot, cursed-in-hell permanently amoeba liar.

    I don't think I have ever even seen a George Clooney film you useless f**khead - so he's the loser. About 4 minutes of Batman& Robin I think (worst film ever). Segal has starred in probably the greatest film of all time, Under Siege. It's irrelevant that all the other films I have seen him in are mostly poor - he has the masterpiece of Under Siege to his name - that film must have attracted about 75% of current US Navy to serve in it - LOL, future cannon fodder for when we destroy the American Navy.

    I have only seen Marlon Brando, supposed to be greatest ever Pindosi actor, in one film - The Godfather-and he's in that film for about 2 seconds, where you can't even hear a word he's saying you dickhead.

    Segal from being rich, famous, starred in one of great film ever.... but also showing the moral & principles courage to support the moral and military WINNER in SMO, shows he is on winning side

    Also you disrespectful shit-for-brains, to be talking like that - in post-Soviet, entire eastern Europe, maybe all of continental Europe - they would and have begged Segal to film a movie in their country . I think some Latvian shithole have begged and actually filmed Segal and Van Damme films there you retard. I don't like it but hyper-adoration of these old Hollywood stars is part of post-Soviet space.
    Latvian, Polish, Lithuanian dumps would kill to have Segal, Willis or whoever come live there and support them.

    ((( Sean Penn))) - literally went to 404 to pick up a Ukrainian whore and to continue to be a drug addict lowlife. Played a pogrom diaspora American gangster in the film "Gangster Squad" with the pride an Indian or black would act in role of Gandhi or Nelson Mandela..... That's the type of despicable tramp he is.

    LOL - 70 years ago Soviet Union has the magnificent Paul Robeson..... now the hideous lowlife Sean Penn

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    C’mon, man. Biden is a demented half-corpse. He was certainly corrupt when he could remember who paid him bribes, he might have been a pedophile, and whatever else. Now for that pathetic rag doll all of this is in the past (which he does not remember, anyway).

  209. @sudden death
    @Beckow


    Let’s see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made (“Nato not a meter to the east!“)
     
    There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Derer

    …There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.

    Google it. There were multiple promises made by Germany (Genscher, Kohl), US (Bush, Baker), UK…Why lie about it?

    Don’t try the “public speech” nonsense – nobody knows what that means. This is diplomacy and it was communicated and published in the Western media. At least admit that Nato broke its promises and let’s move on. Otherwise we may evaporate for your lack of honesty. It is undignified to lie so much. Don’t you have any honor left?

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Beckow

    Everybody having any decency perfectly knows what is the public speech of any politician/state servant, but even if you had some, still wouldn't be able to show any single example through all the decades, which contained such promise/statement;)

  210. @Greasy William
    @John Johnson


    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.
     
    I'm a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.). I have repeatedly stated in these threads that I think the Russian invasion is criminal and that the popular Russia shills online are complete retards who lack any grasp on reality.

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn't the case. I don't question that, all things being equal, the West could defeat the new Axis in a slogging match. I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it's will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson, @LatW

    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.).

    Do tell more on this belief. On second thought…

  211. QCIC says:
    @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media
     
    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let's see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made ("Nato not a meter to the east!"), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc...

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn't know how to handle it - bad coding? - so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground...and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and 'French Legion'), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles - all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine - the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn't, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @John Johnson

    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats. The dialog with him sharpens my thinking.

    He seems to be unwilling to consider an alternative perspective on the Ukraine crisis. Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @QCIC


    Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.
     
    True believers and paid bots cannot be persuaded by any evidence. Normal people can.
    , @Beckow
    @QCIC


    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats.
     
    Yes, and they don't matter much. Most Westies know very little about Russia-Ukraine and lack any moral framework. They have been brainwashed they are "special" and rules only apply in one direction. It is narcissism on steroids and predictably it is slowly destroying the West. A mass psychosis.

    Civilizations can handle setbacks but when they become incoherent they go down. The double whammy of Nato-in-Ukraine and Gaza are too much. They blame outsiders but it is the insane attempt to hold mutually exclusive views that is destroying them. It leads to too much blatant lying and hysteria.

    I agree that a dialogue is necessary, that's what I try, but you can't have a dialogue with complete psychopaths who deny the nose between their eyes. But maybe others see it. In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  212. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    I tried to give you the honor that you are due and set you up with a grander intro this morning than this tepid and baseless attack on JJ, in comment #175, but you must have missed it? Or perhaps the news is just so devastating that you'd rather just ignore it and pretend that it just doesn't exist?

    Replies: @Beckow

    What news? Gazprom lost $3 billion on sales of $91 billion. How is that devastating? Any corporation with $100 billion in revenues from essential stuff is a good investment in today’s funny-money business environment. But you wouldn’t understand it. (Look up what Buffet is buying.)

    Market transitions require investments in new infrastructure, for Gazprom it will take a few years. Then they will sell to China-Asia and LNG, make money, and Germany&Co. will be stuck with higher costs and gradual de-industrialization.

    This is not my view, every analyst says that. It is not complicated, only ostriches living in the dark find it too complex and get excited over trivia. Like you.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    You seem to miss the whole point of this news. Gazprom is Russia's main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years, how does Russia exactly expect to pay its bills? How will it continue to finance a war that is devastating its economy? How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines to countries like India and even China to resume business into the future? Something that it hasn't been able to create even before its hairbrained schemes in Ukraine? By then, Russia will have become the "Sick man of Europe" like the Ottoman Empire had become in the 19th century. :-(

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bv9jn8QqThE/Xwj7rn9TMgI/AAAAAAAADfk/slJaAeVDUPI7dL6H2hTA4fD4aXHB4-WZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/ivan.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Beckow

  213. @QCIC
    @Beckow

    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats. The dialog with him sharpens my thinking.

    He seems to be unwilling to consider an alternative perspective on the Ukraine crisis. Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Beckow

    Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.

    True believers and paid bots cannot be persuaded by any evidence. Normal people can.

    • Agree: Mikhail
  214. @Beckow
    @sudden death


    ...There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.
     
    Google it. There were multiple promises made by Germany (Genscher, Kohl), US (Bush, Baker), UK...Why lie about it?

    Don't try the "public speech" nonsense - nobody knows what that means. This is diplomacy and it was communicated and published in the Western media. At least admit that Nato broke its promises and let's move on. Otherwise we may evaporate for your lack of honesty. It is undignified to lie so much. Don't you have any honor left?

    Replies: @sudden death

    Everybody having any decency perfectly knows what is the public speech of any politician/state servant, but even if you had some, still wouldn’t be able to show any single example through all the decades, which contained such promise/statement;)

  215. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    ...John Johnson focuses on tactically relevant day-to-day events mostly after 2014 which are generally subject to misrepresentation by the government and the media
     
    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help. Let's see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made ("Nato not a meter to the east!"), the media control in the West, the forbidden topics, etc...

    Just ignore him. He is increasingly hysterical as Kiev and Nato are losing the war. He doesn't know how to handle it - bad coding? - so he yells about minutia, sticks his head in the sand, denies reality on the ground...and repeats himself like an AI bot in a regressive loop.

    The West screwed up and the Ukies were taken on a bloody ride to nowhere. They threaten now with nukes (and 'French Legion'), as always they project it on Russia. Maybe they will even escalate two or three more cycles - all it means is another 100k dead Ukies and more destroyed Ukraine.

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine - the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face. It doesn't, it only adds dishonor and lack of dignity to the bloody defeat.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC, @John Johnson

    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help.

    You are saying we should ignore the interview where Putin strongly says that Crimea belongs to Ukraine?

    https://www.rferl.org/a/putin-crimea-ukraine/26942862.html

    Just make your position clear. We can ignore Putin’s comments since he has changed his mind?

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine – the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face

    Ukraine didn’t qualify for NATO and hadn’t started the application process.

    NATO has since expanded East since the war.

    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?

    Why did he recently order tactical nuclear drills if they have unlimited conventional resources?

    It’s not adding up.

    • Replies: @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    I'm thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    , @Beckow
    @John Johnson


    We can ignore Putin’s comments since he has changed his mind?
     
    Yes. Everything has changed and people have changed their mind. What do you do when things change? Do you hold on to your previous views? Nato and the West claim the same when they justify changing their mind. As does Kiev. That's the way it works and always has. Nothing is permanent.

    Russia is dealing with the reality that a hostile military alliance is trying to weaken it through Ukraine. We can call it a "proxy war", but it is really just a war. The Ukies are the tools, but they also have their own reasons. If Finland does the same anti-Russia hysteria with open hostility and threats I am pretty sure Russia will respond the same way - so far Finland has been keeping it low-key.

    One more time: if Russia didn't act in 2022 Ukraine was going to be a full Nato member. They would find a way - "qualify" means nothing when history is made. It is just paperwork and words.


    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?
     
    Maybe because Russia has them? Why not save conventional forces and use the big stuff? With the Frenchie pervert yelling "let's do a Napoleon again" and UK in effect declaring a war on Russia a bit of sobering up doesn't hurt.

    Sending long-range missiles with UK crews to Ukraine to shoot to Russia and kill civilians is a de facto declaration of war - imagine a reverse and Russia sends missiles with crews to Ireland to shoot at Liverpool.

    There are only two choices: either Russia wins or we evaporate in a nuclear exchange. Russia has just restated that.

  216. @John Johnson
    Hilarious episode of Dr. No and friends

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4odUJNXf2Q

    Replies: @Sean, @Mr. Hack, @QCIC

    The narrator of the video acknowledged the USA is waging a proxy war in Ukraine against Russia. What else needs to be said?

  217. @John Johnson
    @Beckow

    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help.

    You are saying we should ignore the interview where Putin strongly says that Crimea belongs to Ukraine?

    https://www.rferl.org/a/putin-crimea-ukraine/26942862.html

    Just make your position clear. We can ignore Putin's comments since he has changed his mind?

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine – the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face

    Ukraine didn't qualify for NATO and hadn't started the application process.

    NATO has since expanded East since the war.

    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?

    Why did he recently order tactical nuclear drills if they have unlimited conventional resources?

    It's not adding up.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Beckow

    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @QCIC


    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.
     
    What difference does it make? Neither deserves to be talked to.

    Replies: @John Johnson

  218. @QCIC
    @John Johnson

    I'm thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.

    What difference does it make? Neither deserves to be talked to.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @AnonfromTN


    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.
     
    What difference does it make? Neither deserves to be talked to.

    Let me know what you guys decide and make sure to note that the following bloggers have a poor track record on predicting the war compared to a bot/moron:
    Self-described professional military expert Scott Ritter
    Self-described professional military expert Douglas Macgregor
    Mike Whitney
    Pepe Escobar
    The Duran
    MoonOfAlabama
    Andrew Anglin
    Phillip Giraldi

    Gosh maybe they should all be replaced with bots?

  219. @Greasy William
    @John Johnson


    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.
     
    I'm a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.). I have repeatedly stated in these threads that I think the Russian invasion is criminal and that the popular Russia shills online are complete retards who lack any grasp on reality.

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn't the case. I don't question that, all things being equal, the West could defeat the new Axis in a slogging match. I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it's will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson, @LatW

    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.

    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.).

    So even though Putin has an exemplary 20 year service record to Israel you believe that will soon change? It only appears that he enjoys selling them oil and raw diamonds?

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn’t the case.

    I think your position is completely baseless and I will call it like I see it.

    Maybe you disagree with the dwarf dictator defense squad at Unz but there is absolutely no reason to believe that Russia was behind October 7th and that Putin is about to turn on Israel.

    Even the Russians would come up with a better plan than …. DERRR KILL CHICKS AT A CONCERT I GUESS. OH AND RECORD IT WITH GOPROS. THAT WILL HELP OUR GLOBAL STANDING.

    Israel overall benefitted from the attack and Putin clearly doesn’t care about what they do to Gaza.

    Putin every single year mumbles something like “US at fault for Israel/Gaza” and then goes back to selling oil to Israel. He doesn’t care. He throws his fans some red meat and then goes back to making money from Israel. His pathetic fans fall for it every year.

    He could at any time threaten to raise the price of their oil but doesn’t give a fudge. Putin is out for Putin. He is pals with Netanyahu and Russian is the #3 language in Israel. In some ways it is a Slavic outpost in the Middle East. Ashkenazi Jews by DNA are mostly Slavic.

    Anglin & Co embarrassed themselves by thinking Putin was going to back Iran with Hamas and go against Israel. Putin’s top bloggers live in a fantasy world where Putin is about to turn on Israel and Jews globally….while he hires them and does business with them. It’s what I call the Hitler Claus fantasy. They want Putin to be their new Hitler so badly that they’ll live in a completely fictional world. Anglin wouldn’t mention Prigozhin until he absolutely had to but his fans will give him a pass just like his embarrassing “magic negro” period with Kanye. They all want to believe in Hitler Claus while ironically cheering Putin as he “gets them Nazis” in Ukraine. It’s all just African big man politics. They have emotionally attached themselves to Putin first and foremost and then try to explain themselves as a secondary. Reminds me of a quote from Mark Twain:

    “There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages”

  220. @AnonfromTN
    @QCIC


    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.
     
    What difference does it make? Neither deserves to be talked to.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    I’m thinking moron, but we may need a statistical analysis to rule out a bot simulating a moron.

    What difference does it make? Neither deserves to be talked to.

    Let me know what you guys decide and make sure to note that the following bloggers have a poor track record on predicting the war compared to a bot/moron:
    Self-described professional military expert Scott Ritter
    Self-described professional military expert Douglas Macgregor
    Mike Whitney
    Pepe Escobar
    The Duran
    MoonOfAlabama
    Andrew Anglin
    Phillip Giraldi

    Gosh maybe they should all be replaced with bots?

  221. Derer says:
    @sudden death
    @Beckow


    Let’s see the speeches and promises the Western leaders made (“Nato not a meter to the east!“)
     
    There was not even single such public speech/promise ever done.

    Replies: @Beckow, @Derer

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES. Was the “holocaust” mentioned anywhere in the 50’s or even 60’s by people like Eisenhower. It was created later to fool people like you.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @Derer

    Not public spech and can't be verified either, unless Baker himself publicly acknowledged it at the time (or even later) or public official statement/press release by US after meeting with Gorbachev. You won't find it even at public USSR official statements at the time either.

    However previously JJ was refering only to entirely public verifiable statements of Putin, so once again Kremlin fan crowd here tries to gaslight us into the concept of watermelon and walnut being entirely the same, cause both look round from afar and begin with the same first two letters;)

    Regarding Holocaust the most funny thing is that you would be thrown in jail by your hero Putin for that in RF cause denial is an entirely official crime there lol

    , @John Johnson
    @Derer

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES.

    I found this in less than a minute:

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/feb/28/candace-owens/fact-checking-claims-nato-us-broke-agreement-again/

    There was no agreement with Russia.

    There 1994 Budapest Memorandum however was a signed agreement to back the autonomy of Ukraine which included Crimea:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum

    Was the “holocaust” mentioned anywhere in the 50’s or even 60’s by people like Eisenhower.

    There was evidence of mass killing from Polish spies like Witold Pilecki before the war was over.

    Pictures like this one were smuggled out which matched the video taken by the Allies when the camps were liberated:
    https://3reich-collector.com/sites/default/files/ww2-german-concentration-camp-kz/holocaust/kl-buchenwald-drawing-prisoner-and-artist-pawel-cholewik_19.jpg

    All a conspiracy I'm sure even though no one denies that Hitler gave the order to starve Leningrad to death in 1941. What a swell guy. Killing Orthodox women and children...cause Jews...or Communism or something.

    But I'm sure the Jews in the Polish camps were actually being given hot tea and cookies while the Allies were just making up all these nasty stories.

    Defending Hitler or Putin in an open forum just doesn't work. Maybe you feel you are making progress but you end up looking like one of those scummy lawyers trying to defend a murderer that everyone knows is guilty.

    Replies: @Derer

  222. LatW says:
    @Greasy William
    @John Johnson


    But so glad that you support the deaths of Russian men to help temporarily lower artillery stocks in the West.
     
    I'm a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks and that Russia will shortly turn its guns against Israel, at which point Moshiach will come and genocide the Palestinians (and Iranians, and Lebanese, etc.). I have repeatedly stated in these threads that I think the Russian invasion is criminal and that the popular Russia shills online are complete retards who lack any grasp on reality.

    Your problem is that you just automatically categorize anyone who is skeptical of the NATO/Ukraine war effort as some Russia partisan and that just isn't the case. I don't question that, all things being equal, the West could defeat the new Axis in a slogging match. I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it's will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    Replies: @Mikhail, @John Johnson, @LatW

    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks

    It would be very interesting to see if there was any more info out there from the Israeli government of what they have found out about how the attack was organized. What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly) – do you have any info or is this just an instinctive feeling?

    I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it’s will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.

    The current setbacks are due to America delaying (and partly lack of rotation on the Ukrainian side).

    Yes, there might be some “loss of will”, as you put it, but there are so many investments across the whole of Eastern Europe that there will be a strong motivation to defend all that, there is a genuine security issue there (that will spark a reaction to this ongoing nightmare). Remember that Ukraine is fighting a very large and strong country – a coalition of countries, as mentioned above – (that is now using all the military capacity that it used decades to build up plus everything they had from the Soviet era, some of which was in fact transferred from Ukraine). So, the fact that Ukraine has been able to hold to the extent they have is remarkable.

    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @LatW


    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.
     
    Will to protect Europe, maybe. Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not. Not unless Trump gets back in and probably not even then

    What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly)
     
    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren't even really attracted to women)
    2. There was one Israeli minister in the aftermath of the attack who pointed the finger at Russia, but he was quickly silenced by the Uncle Shlomo's in the gov and IDF
    3. The attack happened on Putin's birthday
    4. Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas's closest ally

    Replies: @John Johnson, @sudden death, @LatW

  223. Matra says:

    Tweet from Karlin:

    As usual, the most striking thing (to me) about FBK’s investigations of Putin’s palaces (trains, yachts, etc.) is the centrality of TV.

    They’re everywhere – bedroom (mount and retractable), bathroom, lobbies. Ur-boomer media consumption patterns.

    Link

    Biden & Trump watch cable news all day – though low energy Biden probably watches less due to naps. It seems Putin is another TV watcher who (like Orban) is not even on the internet. This is deeply concerning to anyone – like me – who has recently conversed with an older relative who gets all their information from TV.

    • Replies: @LatW
    @Matra

    Re: the TVs. It's comforting for the parents' generation to just lounge and watch TV, for older couples it's even a kind of a socializing thing for them. Although many in the parents' generation use Ipads now, too.

    So is there really a large portrait of Putin dressed up as a traditional Tsar in this castle or no? The way it looks on the YouTube clip when you open it or is it just something that the Navalny team drew themselves? The throne looks a bit course - they should've done a replica of a real Tsar's throne, the royal regalia is quite beautiful (not that he deserves to sit in one of those).

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Ivans_ivory_throne.jpg

    , @QCIC
    @Matra

    AK needs to download his Katra back into his body once and awhile and get out into the world.

    A few thoughts:

    - TVs are included by interior decorators. They think it is normal and do not ask. I was disgusted when TVs became popular in cars to tame wild kids. I understand it, but I don't like it. The old days were much more proactive with the addled parent-driver unit screaming "You damn kids back there shut up or I'll box your ears!" accompanied by a flailing arm and swerving car. Good times :)

    - Porn

    - I still think the mansion is where Russia receives and greets space alien ambassadors. This is the real reason for the SMO. Crimea is too close to the palace so Russia cannot afford to have Westerners meddling in their affairs with aliens.

  224. @John Johnson
    @Beckow

    He is a moron or a bot. And not a very good one. Any idiot who thinks that a snippet of a speech about something from twenty years ago is relevant is beyond help.

    You are saying we should ignore the interview where Putin strongly says that Crimea belongs to Ukraine?

    https://www.rferl.org/a/putin-crimea-ukraine/26942862.html

    Just make your position clear. We can ignore Putin's comments since he has changed his mind?

    But there will not be Nato in Ukraine – the main goal they will deny and lie about thinking it saves their face

    Ukraine didn't qualify for NATO and hadn't started the application process.

    NATO has since expanded East since the war.

    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?

    Why did he recently order tactical nuclear drills if they have unlimited conventional resources?

    It's not adding up.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Beckow

    We can ignore Putin’s comments since he has changed his mind?

    Yes. Everything has changed and people have changed their mind. What do you do when things change? Do you hold on to your previous views? Nato and the West claim the same when they justify changing their mind. As does Kiev. That’s the way it works and always has. Nothing is permanent.

    Russia is dealing with the reality that a hostile military alliance is trying to weaken it through Ukraine. We can call it a “proxy war”, but it is really just a war. The Ukies are the tools, but they also have their own reasons. If Finland does the same anti-Russia hysteria with open hostility and threats I am pretty sure Russia will respond the same way – so far Finland has been keeping it low-key.

    One more time: if Russia didn’t act in 2022 Ukraine was going to be a full Nato member. They would find a way – “qualify” means nothing when history is made. It is just paperwork and words.

    If Putin has the upper hand then why is he again threatening to use nukes?

    Maybe because Russia has them? Why not save conventional forces and use the big stuff? With the Frenchie pervert yelling “let’s do a Napoleon again” and UK in effect declaring a war on Russia a bit of sobering up doesn’t hurt.

    Sending long-range missiles with UK crews to Ukraine to shoot to Russia and kill civilians is a de facto declaration of war – imagine a reverse and Russia sends missiles with crews to Ireland to shoot at Liverpool.

    There are only two choices: either Russia wins or we evaporate in a nuclear exchange. Russia has just restated that.

  225. @Derer
    @sudden death

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES. Was the "holocaust" mentioned anywhere in the 50's or even 60's by people like Eisenhower. It was created later to fool people like you.

    Replies: @sudden death, @John Johnson

    Not public spech and can’t be verified either, unless Baker himself publicly acknowledged it at the time (or even later) or public official statement/press release by US after meeting with Gorbachev. You won’t find it even at public USSR official statements at the time either.

    However previously JJ was refering only to entirely public verifiable statements of Putin, so once again Kremlin fan crowd here tries to gaslight us into the concept of watermelon and walnut being entirely the same, cause both look round from afar and begin with the same first two letters;)

    Regarding Holocaust the most funny thing is that you would be thrown in jail by your hero Putin for that in RF cause denial is an entirely official crime there lol

  226. Bashibuzuk says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I have to confess that I don't know anything about Erick Prince but do find his tell all confessions to be interesting. I'm one of those individuals that enjoys reading the comments section, and I found this very interesting one at the bottom of the list following the main article:


    Erik Prince is the disgraced founder of a private American security firm best known for arms trafficking, murder of civilians, and wartime profiteering. If this guy is so great, China can hire him xD
     
    Sounds like just enough material here to start another very interesting conspiracy theory. What do you think Bashi? :-)

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    I like his current project, he’s working on a crypted anonymous cell phone. It’s very important for the future of freedom. I also think Prince is an outstanding individual (à la Machiavelli … Prince) that would make an excellent American Napoleon Bonaparte / Caesar. Finally, I think it’s about time someone put some law and order in the US and exterminated the Neocon the way Stalin did with their Trotskyite forebears. A few death camps in the middle of Alaska would come handy. The future generations wouldn’t shed a tear and would be awash with gratitude.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I'm so grateful that you've returned. You really help put things into focus for me...

    BTW, Happy Easter. Think back to times when your Ukrainian grandfather was alive, and how he and the family would celebrate the holidays all together.

    https://www.pysanky.info/Easter_Cards/Modern_Gallery/Pages/Traditions_files/New%20Image2-filtered.jpg
    A simpler and better time...

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  227. LatW says:

    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)? Why did you harass the Japanese who lived in the US? Why – wouldn’t that have been a fantastic Eurasia that you could finally enjoy (instead of just fantasize about from afar)? Why are you so hostile to China? Embrace them – “Eurasia, yay”!

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @LatW


    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day?
     
    That's what you don't seem to understand: if Pearl Harbor happened today we wouldn't fight back. Most Americans today are either indifferent to America or even outright hostile to it. To those of us in America who have right wing views, America to us means Covid lockdowns; lawfare (and sometimes mob violence) against Trump and his supporters, gay pride parades, trannies, 3rd world immigration and a rigged economic system that benefits college educated white liberals at the expense of everyone else. Most of us would no more fight for this walking corpse of an empire than 5th century Italians would fight for Rome
    , @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW


    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.
     
    Your ChatGPT may be hallucinating on you. There are no Americans who salivate over Dugin anything. Michael Millerman is a Canadian. Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is. Amazon canceled him which was a complete waste of their time and energy to have all the meetings they had to make the decision to do so.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @LatW

    , @songbird
    @LatW


    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)?
     
    Some believe it was because Roosevelt wanted to embroil the US in a European war.

    But the Japanese never had the war aims of taking Hawaii or the West Coast as it would have been militarily impossible.

    They were batshit insane enough to think the US would sue for peace. But not batshit insane enough to think they could take Hawaii or the West Coast. There were tens of thousands of troops on Hawaii and it was quite far from Japan.

    Am not sure it was really worth fighting them. What for? The Philippines? We would have had to give that up anyway. IMO, not worth flattening cities for, or letting the communists take over most of Asia for. Not worth fighting Vietnam and Korea.

    Replies: @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere

    , @Gerard1234
    @LatW


    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day?

     

    LMAO - you do realise that Russian "Eurasianism" has done about a trillion, well, infinite times more for the western or white world than the non-existant Latvian or Baltic "Europeanism" you stupid human-ratshit cross-breed?

    Are you that dumb you don't realise that Japan's contribution also applies to that in contributing much to the white or western world?

    From Russian "Eurasianism"..........we produce genius as Borodin, Khachaturian, Mikoyan,Aivazovsky, Mustai Karim, Alikhanov, patriots like Bagramyan, Vartaniyan, guys like Tsoi and MANY, many more. All except Tsoi making huge contributions to European/Western culture or safety.

    Note that I am only including the "Eurasian " side of us.

    Now, LMAO, WTF does Latvian earthworm "Europeanism" produce?.........absolutely totally f**k all you imbecile

    It's pathetic from scum like you. Note that I can't call you racist scum as you are only being a faux-white supremacist scumbag. You are white. Latvia is geographically located in Europe. That doesn't in anyway make you part of "Europeanism" in the good sense of the word. You're about as European as Albania.

    You have to justify within your loser country why ,from all the countries starting off as small states, Russia is the great culture, great civilisation, the largest country on the planet....and the Baltics are non-entitys. To do this you have to invent some insecure, racist laughable "Mongol", " barbarian" to explain Russia's military victory and dominance and expansion of land....and so the "Eurasian" BS theory to justify how we could easily rule you for 200 years and be one of the worlds great civilisations.

    A schizophrenic weirdo as you has to attach to the "white-supremacist" group falsely - even though Latvia has done absolutely nothing to qualify for the "white-supremacist" group.

    It all originates from the fact that Baltic retards were worthless prostitutes to Russian, Germans , Swedes for most of their existence

    To anybody with a brain, .........it's as if there was no Golden Horde in the last 1000 years touching Russia you cretin - the influence and after-effects of it have been that minimal you dumb POS . From a genetic point of view - very little to the point of being non-existant in this Mongol heritage in our blood from that period ( not that there would be anything to be ashamed of in that). Culturally the golden horde is near non-existent. Religious influence none. In our language - minimal.

    Now compare that to western Europe where Roman influence is still very detectable, Ottoman influence. The Berber/Moor influence in Spain. Germanic influence in numerous countries, French influence on UK

    Is also as if we haven't shared a border for these centuries with China.........such is the non-influence of this great culture, great Chinese civilisation on us. There is , if anything, more Japanese and Korean influence, particularly in our far East - but outside of business practicalities this is nothing big and would not even go into category of "Eurasianism"

    I say this as a man of Kazan, very proud of it......and of course incomparably more part of Europeanism than any Latvian idiot.

    I suspect there is also some pitiful attempt to link Dugin to Rasputin

    Replies: @LatW, @John Johnson

  228. @Derer
    @sudden death

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES. Was the "holocaust" mentioned anywhere in the 50's or even 60's by people like Eisenhower. It was created later to fool people like you.

    Replies: @sudden death, @John Johnson

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES.

    I found this in less than a minute:

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/feb/28/candace-owens/fact-checking-claims-nato-us-broke-agreement-again/

    There was no agreement with Russia.

    There 1994 Budapest Memorandum however was a signed agreement to back the autonomy of Ukraine which included Crimea:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum

    Was the “holocaust” mentioned anywhere in the 50’s or even 60’s by people like Eisenhower.

    There was evidence of mass killing from Polish spies like Witold Pilecki before the war was over.

    Pictures like this one were smuggled out which matched the video taken by the Allies when the camps were liberated:
    All a conspiracy I’m sure even though no one denies that Hitler gave the order to starve Leningrad to death in 1941. What a swell guy. Killing Orthodox women and children…cause Jews…or Communism or something.

    But I’m sure the Jews in the Polish camps were actually being given hot tea and cookies while the Allies were just making up all these nasty stories.

    Defending Hitler or Putin in an open forum just doesn’t work. Maybe you feel you are making progress but you end up looking like one of those scummy lawyers trying to defend a murderer that everyone knows is guilty.

    • Replies: @Derer
    @John Johnson

    That is a fake caricature of gypsies made by Mr.Hack .

  229. @John Johnson
    @Derer


    Would you describe every election since 2014 as controlled by Washington?
     
    Yes. Nuland, McCain, Biden fingerprints all over.

    Boy you really walked into that one.

    Washington and the EU did not favor Zelensky in the 2019 election. He was an unknown actor and his election was not what they wanted.

    The pro-NATO/pro-Western candidate was the incumbent Poroshenko and the election outcome was a disappointment to the West:
    But Ukraine's outgoing president cautioned that the Kremlin is celebrating the election of an inexperienced candidate. Russia believes that "Ukraine could be quickly returned to Russia's orbit of influence," Poroshenko said on Twitter. "I call on the international community to help Ukraine to secure all the recent achievements and the strategic choice of the nation for integration to the European Union and the NATO. Please, stay with Ukraine no matter what! Support Ukrainians and be with them!"
    https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/715858365/comedian-wins-ukrainian-presidency-in-landslide

    Which means it was not controlled by Washington.

    You should apply for a dictator defense internship from QCIC or Beckow. I think they offer a 3 day course.

    What you want to do is first have a basic grasp of the last 10 years before making anything up or promoting some type of grand Jewish conspiracy.

    They can teach you skills like learning what periods of history to avoid and how to change the subject when asked specific questions. You'll feel much better about exaggerating and lying once they coach you through the basics.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Derer

    You are listening to Poroshenko, and I am listening to Nuland meddling and pushing another Jew “Yats” nick named by her. He was finished or removed after Yatseniuk grab in Parliament. The CIA pick always their boys that would win in NYC (Georgian lunatic, Kasparov or Khodorkovsky).

  230. LatW says:
    @Matra
    Tweet from Karlin:

    As usual, the most striking thing (to me) about FBK's investigations of Putin's palaces (trains, yachts, etc.) is the centrality of TV.

    They're everywhere - bedroom (mount and retractable), bathroom, lobbies. Ur-boomer media consumption patterns.
     
    Link

    Biden & Trump watch cable news all day - though low energy Biden probably watches less due to naps. It seems Putin is another TV watcher who (like Orban) is not even on the internet. This is deeply concerning to anyone - like me - who has recently conversed with an older relative who gets all their information from TV.

    Replies: @LatW, @QCIC

    Re: the TVs. It’s comforting for the parents’ generation to just lounge and watch TV, for older couples it’s even a kind of a socializing thing for them. Although many in the parents’ generation use Ipads now, too.

    So is there really a large portrait of Putin dressed up as a traditional Tsar in this castle or no? The way it looks on the YouTube clip when you open it or is it just something that the Navalny team drew themselves? The throne looks a bit course – they should’ve done a replica of a real Tsar’s throne, the royal regalia is quite beautiful (not that he deserves to sit in one of those).

  231. @John Johnson
    @Derer

    Baker told Gorbachev: “Look, if you remove your [300,000] troops [from east Germany] and allow unification of Germany in NATO, NATO will not expand one inch to the east.” Gorbachev journal.

    You will not find it in the West empire of LIES.

    I found this in less than a minute:

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2022/feb/28/candace-owens/fact-checking-claims-nato-us-broke-agreement-again/

    There was no agreement with Russia.

    There 1994 Budapest Memorandum however was a signed agreement to back the autonomy of Ukraine which included Crimea:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum

    Was the “holocaust” mentioned anywhere in the 50’s or even 60’s by people like Eisenhower.

    There was evidence of mass killing from Polish spies like Witold Pilecki before the war was over.

    Pictures like this one were smuggled out which matched the video taken by the Allies when the camps were liberated:
    https://3reich-collector.com/sites/default/files/ww2-german-concentration-camp-kz/holocaust/kl-buchenwald-drawing-prisoner-and-artist-pawel-cholewik_19.jpg

    All a conspiracy I'm sure even though no one denies that Hitler gave the order to starve Leningrad to death in 1941. What a swell guy. Killing Orthodox women and children...cause Jews...or Communism or something.

    But I'm sure the Jews in the Polish camps were actually being given hot tea and cookies while the Allies were just making up all these nasty stories.

    Defending Hitler or Putin in an open forum just doesn't work. Maybe you feel you are making progress but you end up looking like one of those scummy lawyers trying to defend a murderer that everyone knows is guilty.

    Replies: @Derer

    That is a fake caricature of gypsies made by Mr.Hack .

  232. @QCIC
    @Beckow

    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats. The dialog with him sharpens my thinking.

    He seems to be unwilling to consider an alternative perspective on the Ukraine crisis. Hopefully others reading these exchanges have more commitment to challenging their own beliefs.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Beckow

    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats.

    Yes, and they don’t matter much. Most Westies know very little about Russia-Ukraine and lack any moral framework. They have been brainwashed they are “special” and rules only apply in one direction. It is narcissism on steroids and predictably it is slowly destroying the West. A mass psychosis.

    Civilizations can handle setbacks but when they become incoherent they go down. The double whammy of Nato-in-Ukraine and Gaza are too much. They blame outsiders but it is the insane attempt to hold mutually exclusive views that is destroying them. It leads to too much blatant lying and hysteria.

    I agree that a dialogue is necessary, that’s what I try, but you can’t have a dialogue with complete psychopaths who deny the nose between their eyes. But maybe others see it. In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.

    • Agree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.
     
    On the surface, the second Caribbean crisis is upon us. NATO is conducting unprecedented drills near Russian/Belorussian border, involving 90 thousand soldiers and lots of hardware. In response, Russia initiated a drill of non-strategic nuclear forces to test their preparedness for action. Russian foreign ministry told the UK ambassador that if any UK-supplied rocket lands in the RF, the RF is going to interpret it as UK entering the war, with direct response at UK, not at Ukie puppets. Russian foreign ministry also stated that because F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes and respond accordingly. If you interpret all of this literally, nuclear war is inevitable.

    However, I do not think that nukes will fly. It is likely to end like the previous Caribbean crisis, with both sides backing off. If anything, today’s Western elites are even bigger cowards than in Kennedy’s times. Russia also can afford certain concessions to big players (who never gave a hoot about Ukrainians and never will). The war will end in Ukraine, which will be subjugated and dismembered. The empire will sacrifice this pawn, like it sacrificed quite a few pawns before (the most recent being Afghanistan’s puppet “government”). That will be all.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Beckow, @QCIC, @Jazman

  233. @LatW
    @Greasy William


    I’m a Jewish guy who believes that Russia was behind the Oct 7 attacks
     
    It would be very interesting to see if there was any more info out there from the Israeli government of what they have found out about how the attack was organized. What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly) - do you have any info or is this just an instinctive feeling?

    I just question that all things are indeed equal: I believe the collective West has lost it’s will to live and that loss of will is showing up on the battlefields of Ukraine.
     
    The current setbacks are due to America delaying (and partly lack of rotation on the Ukrainian side).

    Yes, there might be some "loss of will", as you put it, but there are so many investments across the whole of Eastern Europe that there will be a strong motivation to defend all that, there is a genuine security issue there (that will spark a reaction to this ongoing nightmare). Remember that Ukraine is fighting a very large and strong country - a coalition of countries, as mentioned above - (that is now using all the military capacity that it used decades to build up plus everything they had from the Soviet era, some of which was in fact transferred from Ukraine). So, the fact that Ukraine has been able to hold to the extent they have is remarkable.

    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.

    Replies: @Greasy William

    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.

    Will to protect Europe, maybe. Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not. Not unless Trump gets back in and probably not even then

    What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly)

    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women)
    2. There was one Israeli minister in the aftermath of the attack who pointed the finger at Russia, but he was quickly silenced by the Uncle Shlomo’s in the gov and IDF
    3. The attack happened on Putin’s birthday
    4. Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas’s closest ally

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Greasy William

    Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women)

    Wow you are naive. You think rape is out of character for Muslims in war? You do realize that the Koran says you can take sex slaves in war? How is that not rape?

    Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women? What do they like? Goats?

    The attack happened on Putin’s birthday

    It also happened on a Jewish holiday which is why the response was delayed.

    Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas’s closest ally

    This meeting with Hamas? It was on the 27th
    https://apnews.com/article/russia-iran-hamas-israel-palestine-9b57f4322f57f3a6ff33e2908cb2a3ef

    It's no secret that Hamas would like Putin to back them. They have the same Hitler Claus disease as Anglin.

    If the October 7th attack was backed by Russia then they would have had better weapons. There also would have been a better plan than:

    1. Attack a bunch of 18 year old girls at a concert
    2. ????????
    3. Success

    Hamas defenders can't even explain the logic of the attack. Scott Ritter said it was a military raid and not a terrorist attack.

    Shooting 18 year old girls in the back as they scream and flee is a military raid according to convicted sex criminal and dedicated Putin fan Scott Ritter. He in fact called it the most successful military raid of the last century.

    https://johnmenadue.com/the-october-7-hamas-assault-on-israel-the-most-successful-military-raid-of-this-century/

    , @sudden death
    @Greasy William

    Not following closely situation in Hamastan, so are there any strictly military reasons for the need to conquer Rafah? Maybe IDF is thinking that should be overall easier affair to do than northern Gaza and want to cut any potential remaining logistics between Gaza north and south or destroy military HAMAS remaining HQ? Or all this is just for inner PR reasons/coalitional politics while trying to eek out some "victory" and/or not wanting to leave in principle any untouched/undamaged places there?

    Replies: @Greasy William

    , @LatW
    @Greasy William


    Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not.
     
    It depends on what the monied class will do - they may cut the losses if what you call the "US imperium" is reduced in the future or they might realize that this self-neutering might be too costly. Access is everything and few give it up willingly, although you might be right to some extent (also if they let things slide further, they may simply not have the capacity, even if they have the will... well, this is still to be seen). The Americans I see have rather differing views on this, it could be a numbers game in the end.

    Ok, I was wondering if you had any other info besides what was known from open sources (the government and the IDF will not reveal much, ofc, so I was wondering if you've heard anything from the community). Some of the Hamas instructors and mercenaries spoke Russian, however, in and of itself, that doesn't really mean anything, this used to be quite common, from what I understand, as these types of "global South" actors had connections to Russian education institutions and they have connections in Syria. They sometimes use Russian the way we use English.

    Re: Putin's birthday, I heard that that was meant as a "gift" from Hamas to the "Russian people and their leader" for their previous help and cooperation (but who knows).

    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun).
     
    Yes, there was a case in Ukraine where an 80 year woman was raped (very sad). So this is all very recent. Sheryl Sandberg made a documentary about it that just came out.

    That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women)
     
    It wouldn't be about "attraction", but have they done anything like this before, during the previous wars?
  234. @LatW
    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin's Eurasianism.

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)? Why did you harass the Japanese who lived in the US? Why - wouldn't that have been a fantastic Eurasia that you could finally enjoy (instead of just fantasize about from afar)? Why are you so hostile to China? Embrace them - "Eurasia, yay"!

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird, @Gerard1234

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day?

    That’s what you don’t seem to understand: if Pearl Harbor happened today we wouldn’t fight back. Most Americans today are either indifferent to America or even outright hostile to it. To those of us in America who have right wing views, America to us means Covid lockdowns; lawfare (and sometimes mob violence) against Trump and his supporters, gay pride parades, trannies, 3rd world immigration and a rigged economic system that benefits college educated white liberals at the expense of everyone else. Most of us would no more fight for this walking corpse of an empire than 5th century Italians would fight for Rome

  235. You are listening to Poroshenko, and I am listening to Nuland meddling and pushing another Jew “Yats” nick named by her. He was finished or removed after Yatseniuk grab in Parliament. The CIA pick always their boys that would win in NYC (Georgian lunatic, Kasparov or Khodorkovsky).

    I quoted Poroshenko who described himself on the side of NATO. You would think a direct quote from the losing candidate would be enough but here you are continuing on about the 2019 election and Nuland who left the state department in 2017. She returned under Biden in 2023 which means she was out of office during the time.

    If you had taken the 3 day dictatorship defense course you would know to stop after being caught faking it. QCIC has a lot of good tips on how to change the subject and avoid unwanted timelines that disrupt the general narrative.

    But you want to keep going instead of re-assessing and spending 10-20 minutes on Google reading about the election and learning that the pro-Western candidate did in fact lose. This is where your skills are clearly lacking compared to QCIC and Beckow. They probably don’t want you here as they have the wisdom to not speak of Jewish/CIA meddling conspiracies in conjunction with the 2019 election given that the pro-NATO candidate lost.

    Yet here you are continuing on and as with Anglin you mixed up the timeline on Zelensky. As with Anglin you have picked up bits here and there about Jews and Ukraine and thought you could just slap them together without doing your homework on what actually happened. I really dislike Beckow but he at least doesn’t mumble stuff like “Nuland…Blinken…Zelenksy…there you go” as if mumbling about some Jews in the US and Ukraine ties it all together. That only works at pro-Putin blogs like MoonOfAlabama where he censors dissenting opinion and hints that it is all one grand Jewish conspiracy.

    So maybe head over there or at least pick up some dictator defense notes from Beckow and QCIC.

  236. @Greasy William
    @LatW


    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.
     
    Will to protect Europe, maybe. Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not. Not unless Trump gets back in and probably not even then

    What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly)
     
    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren't even really attracted to women)
    2. There was one Israeli minister in the aftermath of the attack who pointed the finger at Russia, but he was quickly silenced by the Uncle Shlomo's in the gov and IDF
    3. The attack happened on Putin's birthday
    4. Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas's closest ally

    Replies: @John Johnson, @sudden death, @LatW

    Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women)

    Wow you are naive. You think rape is out of character for Muslims in war? You do realize that the Koran says you can take sex slaves in war? How is that not rape?

    Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women? What do they like? Goats?

    The attack happened on Putin’s birthday

    It also happened on a Jewish holiday which is why the response was delayed.

    Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas’s closest ally

    This meeting with Hamas? It was on the 27th
    https://apnews.com/article/russia-iran-hamas-israel-palestine-9b57f4322f57f3a6ff33e2908cb2a3ef

    It’s no secret that Hamas would like Putin to back them. They have the same Hitler Claus disease as Anglin.

    If the October 7th attack was backed by Russia then they would have had better weapons. There also would have been a better plan than:

    1. Attack a bunch of 18 year old girls at a concert
    2. ????????
    3. Success

    Hamas defenders can’t even explain the logic of the attack. Scott Ritter said it was a military raid and not a terrorist attack.

    Shooting 18 year old girls in the back as they scream and flee is a military raid according to convicted sex criminal and dedicated Putin fan Scott Ritter. He in fact called it the most successful military raid of the last century.

    https://johnmenadue.com/the-october-7-hamas-assault-on-israel-the-most-successful-military-raid-of-this-century/

  237. @Greasy William
    @LatW


    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.
     
    Will to protect Europe, maybe. Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not. Not unless Trump gets back in and probably not even then

    What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly)
     
    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren't even really attracted to women)
    2. There was one Israeli minister in the aftermath of the attack who pointed the finger at Russia, but he was quickly silenced by the Uncle Shlomo's in the gov and IDF
    3. The attack happened on Putin's birthday
    4. Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas's closest ally

    Replies: @John Johnson, @sudden death, @LatW

    Not following closely situation in Hamastan, so are there any strictly military reasons for the need to conquer Rafah? Maybe IDF is thinking that should be overall easier affair to do than northern Gaza and want to cut any potential remaining logistics between Gaza north and south or destroy military HAMAS remaining HQ? Or all this is just for inner PR reasons/coalitional politics while trying to eek out some “victory” and/or not wanting to leave in principle any untouched/undamaged places there?

    • Replies: @Greasy William
    @sudden death


    but have they done anything like this before, during the previous wars?
     
    No. I think like 100 Israeli women were taken as POW's in the 1948 war and all were adamant that they weren't touched.

    Maybe IDF is thinking that should be overall easier affair to do than northern Gaza and want to cut any potential remaining logistics between Gaza north and south or destroy military HAMAS remaining HQ
     
    The IDF is thinking about how gay they are

    Or all this is just for inner PR reasons/coalitional politics while trying to eek out some “victory” and/or not wanting to leave in principle any untouched/undamaged places there?
     
    Yes. That's literally it. If Israel accepts a ceasefire, the govt falls and Bibi goes to jail. If it weren't for those things a ceasefire would have been agreed to in the first couple of weeks. I know Bibi's heart is in the right place but it's hard not to hate him after he allowed the hostages to rot there for so long.

    Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women? What do they like? Goats?
     
    Goats and boys, yeah. Arabs mainly just see women as breeding stock.

    You really have it out for Ritter. Your hate is wasted. He's a disgraced sex criminal, who is probably on the Kremlin payroll, with no influence. How can you hate someone so pathetic?
  238. @LatW
    @songbird


    IMO, rock bottom of a purity spiral is when you are unhappy because Steven Seagal isn’t on your side.
     
    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine's side, such as Viggo Mortensen.

    Replies: @songbird, @Gerard1234

    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.

    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene. Any male actor who does that is obviously part of a gay cabal, or else enslaved by one. And so a pox on him!

    In addition, he seems to support woke, globalist organizations like Sinn Fein and Òmnium Cultural (or I assume it is woke). And has spoken out against Vox. I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements. Those are things that advertisers use to try to sell products. That is materialism and line go up. Nationalists believe in spirituality.

    Isn’t most of Hollywood for Ze? But I would advise you not to use that fact in discourse with nationalists.

    • Replies: @LatW
    @songbird


    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene.
     
    Yes, it's really bad. LOL Well, you know how some actors tend to be, they're a bit "out there", so to speak, and Viggo is actually very artsy (he writes poetry, enjoys alternative music, etc). But I do agree that these should be done in a classy way. Frankly, they shouldn't do anything beyond the upper body (for men). But what is this called - "transgressive art"? Yes, it's super annoying in its multitude of manifestations.

    I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.
     

    No, it's not "dear to my heart" (only Aragorn is) and my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me. Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements.
     

    I'm not. Look, I couldn't care less what someone such as Steven Seagal does (haven't seen any of his movies). All I said was that if he is Ashkenazi, then his real homeland should be in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, or the Baltic States. Although I see that he mentions he has Russian roots so in his particular case his family might be from there - he might be using "Russian" for Jewish - which is funny - (and he may not be able to differentiate between Russian or Belarusian, or even Ukrainian - you know, I don't care about such idiocy coming from regular Americans, but smart Americans should differentiate, they know perfectly well).

    Sorry, I shouldn't have called you a "pseudo-Celt" (you're not.. although this made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough).

    Replies: @songbird

    , @Matra
    @songbird

    Last I heard Viggo was married to some Catalan actress, so given the current scene in catalonia he must be a leftist.

    To the person who earlier said Iran's attacks were good for Israel...I would say they were good for Netanyahu, at least in the short term. However, it is possible, even likely, that the interests of Netanyahu and the state of Israel diverged some time ago.

    , @LatW
    @songbird

    You know what's funny...

    You just made me watch the sauna scene - I'd never seen it before (because when I first saw the trailer, the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch, so it scared me off), having seen it now I have to take back my words that it is "bad" - meaning, it is bad in the sense of how crazy it is, but it is somewhat well acted, I suppose.

    You start to understand why he was nude - he's actually playing a Russian gangster or a hitman who's being attacked in a sauna by other Russian gangsters. The movie is called Eastern Promises and he has a pravoslav church tattood on his back (probably shouldn't write this stuff during the Pravoslav Easter). Anyway, him being nude is just a way to show his vulnerability vis a vis those guys who attack him. It's a very primal scene. It's so deliberately intense that it made me laugh. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not cray cray (totally is and insanely violent, in a real Russia mafia altercation it wouldn't be that crazy, although it is true that they used to hang out in the sauna a lot).

    Replies: @songbird, @Bashibuzuk

  239. LatW says:
    @Greasy William
    @LatW


    So the will (on behalf of Europe) could appear as the danger grows.
     
    Will to protect Europe, maybe. Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not. Not unless Trump gets back in and probably not even then

    What makes you believe that Russia was involved (directly or indirectly)
     
    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun). That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren't even really attracted to women)
    2. There was one Israeli minister in the aftermath of the attack who pointed the finger at Russia, but he was quickly silenced by the Uncle Shlomo's in the gov and IDF
    3. The attack happened on Putin's birthday
    4. Russia publicly hosted Hamas the day after the attack, and Hamas after the meeting publicly released a statement where they described Russia as Hamas's closest ally

    Replies: @John Johnson, @sudden death, @LatW

    Will to protect the wider US imperium? Absolutely not.

    It depends on what the monied class will do – they may cut the losses if what you call the “US imperium” is reduced in the future or they might realize that this self-neutering might be too costly. Access is everything and few give it up willingly, although you might be right to some extent (also if they let things slide further, they may simply not have the capacity, even if they have the will… well, this is still to be seen). The Americans I see have rather differing views on this, it could be a numbers game in the end.

    [MORE]

    Ok, I was wondering if you had any other info besides what was known from open sources (the government and the IDF will not reveal much, ofc, so I was wondering if you’ve heard anything from the community). Some of the Hamas instructors and mercenaries spoke Russian, however, in and of itself, that doesn’t really mean anything, this used to be quite common, from what I understand, as these types of “global South” actors had connections to Russian education institutions and they have connections in Syria. They sometimes use Russian the way we use English.

    Re: Putin’s birthday, I heard that that was meant as a “gift” from Hamas to the “Russian people and their leader” for their previous help and cooperation (but who knows).

    1. Mass rape, particularly rape of elderly women and pre pubescent girls, as a deliberate means of waging warfare (as opposed to just individual cases of testosterone fueled young soldiers just taking the opportunity to have some fun).

    Yes, there was a case in Ukraine where an 80 year woman was raped (very sad). So this is all very recent. Sheryl Sandberg made a documentary about it that just came out.

    That is a Russian way of war, not an Arab one (Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women)

    It wouldn’t be about “attraction”, but have they done anything like this before, during the previous wars?

  240. LatW says:
    @songbird
    @LatW


    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene. Any male actor who does that is obviously part of a gay cabal, or else enslaved by one. And so a pox on him!

    In addition, he seems to support woke, globalist organizations like Sinn Fein and Òmnium Cultural (or I assume it is woke). And has spoken out against Vox. I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements. Those are things that advertisers use to try to sell products. That is materialism and line go up. Nationalists believe in spirituality.

    Isn't most of Hollywood for Ze? But I would advise you not to use that fact in discourse with nationalists.

    Replies: @LatW, @Matra, @LatW

    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene.

    Yes, it’s really bad. LOL Well, you know how some actors tend to be, they’re a bit “out there”, so to speak, and Viggo is actually very artsy (he writes poetry, enjoys alternative music, etc). But I do agree that these should be done in a classy way. Frankly, they shouldn’t do anything beyond the upper body (for men). But what is this called – “transgressive art”? Yes, it’s super annoying in its multitude of manifestations.

    [MORE]

    I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    No, it’s not “dear to my heart” (only Aragorn is) and my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me. Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements.

    I’m not. Look, I couldn’t care less what someone such as Steven Seagal does (haven’t seen any of his movies). All I said was that if he is Ashkenazi, then his real homeland should be in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, or the Baltic States. Although I see that he mentions he has Russian roots so in his particular case his family might be from there – he might be using “Russian” for Jewish – which is funny – (and he may not be able to differentiate between Russian or Belarusian, or even Ukrainian – you know, I don’t care about such idiocy coming from regular Americans, but smart Americans should differentiate, they know perfectly well).

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt” (you’re not.. although this made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough).

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LatW


    my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me.
     
    IMO, when EEs say this it seems quite indistinguishable from Israelis saying it, shockingly so.

    Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.
     
    Would like to see this war over before it gets to a million dead Slavs.

    made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough)
     
    This is very true. Strangely, it may be only through observing wokes that one can come to a true understanding of nationalism.

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    In today's environment, any nation needs some mechanism of punishment or exclusion for the consanguineous but disloyal. Am sure vast numbers of the woke would fall in line, if they faced the slightest personal cost for disloyalty.

    That said, it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt”
     
    My Irish ancestors would have primarily thought of themselves as Gaels. They felt a strong connection to the Scots, recognizing the Latin meaning of the word. Am not sure the perception of a connection to the French is as old, but it is several hundred years old. IIRC, it caused Belgians to be wary of and hate the Irish who were in their country.

    Celt is probably an exonym. But really all these terms probably are: German, Slav. But they are still useful, IMO.

    I don't know how meaningful all of these connections really are in a direct sense, but in the abstract, I think Europe needs supra-national bonds of blood. Whether or not valid in themselves, these terms could lead to others that are.

    Replies: @A123, @LatW, @Coconuts

  241. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack

    What news? Gazprom lost $3 billion on sales of $91 billion. How is that devastating? Any corporation with $100 billion in revenues from essential stuff is a good investment in today's funny-money business environment. But you wouldn't understand it. (Look up what Buffet is buying.)

    Market transitions require investments in new infrastructure, for Gazprom it will take a few years. Then they will sell to China-Asia and LNG, make money, and Germany&Co. will be stuck with higher costs and gradual de-industrialization.

    This is not my view, every analyst says that. It is not complicated, only ostriches living in the dark find it too complex and get excited over trivia. Like you.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    You seem to miss the whole point of this news. Gazprom is Russia’s main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years, how does Russia exactly expect to pay its bills? How will it continue to finance a war that is devastating its economy? How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines to countries like India and even China to resume business into the future? Something that it hasn’t been able to create even before its hairbrained schemes in Ukraine? By then, Russia will have become the “Sick man of Europe” like the Ottoman Empire had become in the 19th century. 🙁

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Mr. Hack

    "a war that is devastating its economy"

    I get the impression that the economy being devastated is the European one, not the Russian one.

    , @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    Gazprom is Russia’s main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years
     
    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share. And why 5 years? You are just making up stuff. Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.

    How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines...
     
    LNG pipelines? Wow, that is so stupid I don't know how to react...do you know what LNG is? what pipelines are? Since when is Liquified Natural Gas moved in pipelines? The whole point of LNG is to bypass pipelines...


    You don't understand business...and many other things...:) What do you understand?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mr. Hack

  242. Matra says:
    @songbird
    @LatW


    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene. Any male actor who does that is obviously part of a gay cabal, or else enslaved by one. And so a pox on him!

    In addition, he seems to support woke, globalist organizations like Sinn Fein and Òmnium Cultural (or I assume it is woke). And has spoken out against Vox. I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements. Those are things that advertisers use to try to sell products. That is materialism and line go up. Nationalists believe in spirituality.

    Isn't most of Hollywood for Ze? But I would advise you not to use that fact in discourse with nationalists.

    Replies: @LatW, @Matra, @LatW

    Last I heard Viggo was married to some Catalan actress, so given the current scene in catalonia he must be a leftist.

    To the person who earlier said Iran’s attacks were good for Israel…I would say they were good for Netanyahu, at least in the short term. However, it is possible, even likely, that the interests of Netanyahu and the state of Israel diverged some time ago.

    • Thanks: songbird
  243. @sudden death
    @Greasy William

    Not following closely situation in Hamastan, so are there any strictly military reasons for the need to conquer Rafah? Maybe IDF is thinking that should be overall easier affair to do than northern Gaza and want to cut any potential remaining logistics between Gaza north and south or destroy military HAMAS remaining HQ? Or all this is just for inner PR reasons/coalitional politics while trying to eek out some "victory" and/or not wanting to leave in principle any untouched/undamaged places there?

    Replies: @Greasy William

    but have they done anything like this before, during the previous wars?

    No. I think like 100 Israeli women were taken as POW’s in the 1948 war and all were adamant that they weren’t touched.

    Maybe IDF is thinking that should be overall easier affair to do than northern Gaza and want to cut any potential remaining logistics between Gaza north and south or destroy military HAMAS remaining HQ

    The IDF is thinking about how gay they are

    Or all this is just for inner PR reasons/coalitional politics while trying to eek out some “victory” and/or not wanting to leave in principle any untouched/undamaged places there?

    Yes. That’s literally it. If Israel accepts a ceasefire, the govt falls and Bibi goes to jail. If it weren’t for those things a ceasefire would have been agreed to in the first couple of weeks. I know Bibi’s heart is in the right place but it’s hard not to hate him after he allowed the hostages to rot there for so long.

    Arabs aren’t even really attracted to women? What do they like? Goats?

    Goats and boys, yeah. Arabs mainly just see women as breeding stock.

    You really have it out for Ritter. Your hate is wasted. He’s a disgraced sex criminal, who is probably on the Kremlin payroll, with no influence. How can you hate someone so pathetic?

  244. @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    I like his current project, he’s working on a crypted anonymous cell phone. It’s very important for the future of freedom. I also think Prince is an outstanding individual (à la Machiavelli … Prince) that would make an excellent American Napoleon Bonaparte / Caesar. Finally, I think it’s about time someone put some law and order in the US and exterminated the Neocon the way Stalin did with their Trotskyite forebears. A few death camps in the middle of Alaska would come handy. The future generations wouldn’t shed a tear and would be awash with gratitude.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I’m so grateful that you’ve returned. You really help put things into focus for me…

    BTW, Happy Easter. Think back to times when your Ukrainian grandfather was alive, and how he and the family would celebrate the holidays all together.


    A simpler and better time…

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    Dear Mr Hack, thank you for your warm wishes.

    Христос воскресе!

    I agree that my childhood years were simpler times.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  245. QCIC says:
    @Matra
    Tweet from Karlin:

    As usual, the most striking thing (to me) about FBK's investigations of Putin's palaces (trains, yachts, etc.) is the centrality of TV.

    They're everywhere - bedroom (mount and retractable), bathroom, lobbies. Ur-boomer media consumption patterns.
     
    Link

    Biden & Trump watch cable news all day - though low energy Biden probably watches less due to naps. It seems Putin is another TV watcher who (like Orban) is not even on the internet. This is deeply concerning to anyone - like me - who has recently conversed with an older relative who gets all their information from TV.

    Replies: @LatW, @QCIC

    AK needs to download his Katra back into his body once and awhile and get out into the world.

    A few thoughts:

    – TVs are included by interior decorators. They think it is normal and do not ask. I was disgusted when TVs became popular in cars to tame wild kids. I understand it, but I don’t like it. The old days were much more proactive with the addled parent-driver unit screaming “You damn kids back there shut up or I’ll box your ears!” accompanied by a flailing arm and swerving car. Good times 🙂

    – Porn

    – I still think the mansion is where Russia receives and greets space alien ambassadors. This is the real reason for the SMO. Crimea is too close to the palace so Russia cannot afford to have Westerners meddling in their affairs with aliens.

  246. @Beckow
    @QCIC


    Many people in the USA have accepted the misleading or mistaken talking points which JJ repeats.
     
    Yes, and they don't matter much. Most Westies know very little about Russia-Ukraine and lack any moral framework. They have been brainwashed they are "special" and rules only apply in one direction. It is narcissism on steroids and predictably it is slowly destroying the West. A mass psychosis.

    Civilizations can handle setbacks but when they become incoherent they go down. The double whammy of Nato-in-Ukraine and Gaza are too much. They blame outsiders but it is the insane attempt to hold mutually exclusive views that is destroying them. It leads to too much blatant lying and hysteria.

    I agree that a dialogue is necessary, that's what I try, but you can't have a dialogue with complete psychopaths who deny the nose between their eyes. But maybe others see it. In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.

    On the surface, the second Caribbean crisis is upon us. NATO is conducting unprecedented drills near Russian/Belorussian border, involving 90 thousand soldiers and lots of hardware. In response, Russia initiated a drill of non-strategic nuclear forces to test their preparedness for action. Russian foreign ministry told the UK ambassador that if any UK-supplied rocket lands in the RF, the RF is going to interpret it as UK entering the war, with direct response at UK, not at Ukie puppets. Russian foreign ministry also stated that because F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes and respond accordingly. If you interpret all of this literally, nuclear war is inevitable.

    However, I do not think that nukes will fly. It is likely to end like the previous Caribbean crisis, with both sides backing off. If anything, today’s Western elites are even bigger cowards than in Kennedy’s times. Russia also can afford certain concessions to big players (who never gave a hoot about Ukrainians and never will). The war will end in Ukraine, which will be subjugated and dismembered. The empire will sacrifice this pawn, like it sacrificed quite a few pawns before (the most recent being Afghanistan’s puppet “government”). That will be all.

    • Replies: @sudden death
    @AnonfromTN


    F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes
     
    Unironically great to hear that, cause NATO F-16's have been constantly stationed&patrolling in Baltic states for whole twenty years since 2004;)

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    , @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...That will be all.
     
    Probably. But we are not sure, are we? The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago. The commoners are dumb - see JJ's horror show for an example. They don't have the knowledge, and lack experience and judgment - they are like overgrown children who live in their own heads and easily mix up reality with Hollywood fictions. And they hate like scorned teenagers - nothing matters but what they emotionally pump up in their minds. Unlike the 60's no rational dialogue is possible.

    I can see them pulling the trigger - they have no idea the destruction would be mutual. The old men in Washington don't care, it would be the last f..k-you by the Boomers.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    , @QCIC
    @AnonfromTN

    Let's hope we have plenty of Arkhipovs and no Skynets.

    , @Jazman
    @AnonfromTN

    The 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is not interested in how many enemies there are - they are only interested in how much and where to supply special ammunition.

    What is scary as Medvedem mention during his last comment on social media " Kennedy and Khrushchev were able to understand this more than 60 years ago. But the current infantile morons who have seized power in the West do not want to understand"
    Considering what kind of imbeciles there are, we will not be surprised if these idiots are not even aware of the balance of forces and capabilities of Russia and the Western barbarians in the field of nuclear missiles in general, and in the non-strategic field - especially. Because it’s a very scary ratio.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

  247. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.
     
    On the surface, the second Caribbean crisis is upon us. NATO is conducting unprecedented drills near Russian/Belorussian border, involving 90 thousand soldiers and lots of hardware. In response, Russia initiated a drill of non-strategic nuclear forces to test their preparedness for action. Russian foreign ministry told the UK ambassador that if any UK-supplied rocket lands in the RF, the RF is going to interpret it as UK entering the war, with direct response at UK, not at Ukie puppets. Russian foreign ministry also stated that because F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes and respond accordingly. If you interpret all of this literally, nuclear war is inevitable.

    However, I do not think that nukes will fly. It is likely to end like the previous Caribbean crisis, with both sides backing off. If anything, today’s Western elites are even bigger cowards than in Kennedy’s times. Russia also can afford certain concessions to big players (who never gave a hoot about Ukrainians and never will). The war will end in Ukraine, which will be subjugated and dismembered. The empire will sacrifice this pawn, like it sacrificed quite a few pawns before (the most recent being Afghanistan’s puppet “government”). That will be all.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Beckow, @QCIC, @Jazman

    F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes

    Unironically great to hear that, cause NATO F-16’s have been constantly stationed&patrolling in Baltic states for whole twenty years since 2004;)

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @sudden death


    Unironically great to hear that, cause NATO F-16’s have been constantly stationed&patrolling in Baltic states since 2004
     
    There is no war in that area, and won’t be unless some suicidal crazies provoke it. So, that is not much of a trigger. In contrast, there is war in Ukraine. Therefore, I have no doubt that the appearance of the same F16s there would be treated differently.

    Reminds me of Russian joke about briefing of US pilots on an airbase in Poland before they drop nukes on Russia:
    -After your mission do not return to this airbase, it won’t exist. Poland won’t exist, either.
  248. @sudden death
    @AnonfromTN


    F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes
     
    Unironically great to hear that, cause NATO F-16's have been constantly stationed&patrolling in Baltic states for whole twenty years since 2004;)

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    Unironically great to hear that, cause NATO F-16’s have been constantly stationed&patrolling in Baltic states since 2004

    There is no war in that area, and won’t be unless some suicidal crazies provoke it. So, that is not much of a trigger. In contrast, there is war in Ukraine. Therefore, I have no doubt that the appearance of the same F16s there would be treated differently.

    Reminds me of Russian joke about briefing of US pilots on an airbase in Poland before they drop nukes on Russia:
    -After your mission do not return to this airbase, it won’t exist. Poland won’t exist, either.

  249. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.
     
    On the surface, the second Caribbean crisis is upon us. NATO is conducting unprecedented drills near Russian/Belorussian border, involving 90 thousand soldiers and lots of hardware. In response, Russia initiated a drill of non-strategic nuclear forces to test their preparedness for action. Russian foreign ministry told the UK ambassador that if any UK-supplied rocket lands in the RF, the RF is going to interpret it as UK entering the war, with direct response at UK, not at Ukie puppets. Russian foreign ministry also stated that because F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes and respond accordingly. If you interpret all of this literally, nuclear war is inevitable.

    However, I do not think that nukes will fly. It is likely to end like the previous Caribbean crisis, with both sides backing off. If anything, today’s Western elites are even bigger cowards than in Kennedy’s times. Russia also can afford certain concessions to big players (who never gave a hoot about Ukrainians and never will). The war will end in Ukraine, which will be subjugated and dismembered. The empire will sacrifice this pawn, like it sacrificed quite a few pawns before (the most recent being Afghanistan’s puppet “government”). That will be all.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Beckow, @QCIC, @Jazman

    …That will be all.

    Probably. But we are not sure, are we? The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago. The commoners are dumb – see JJ’s horror show for an example. They don’t have the knowledge, and lack experience and judgment – they are like overgrown children who live in their own heads and easily mix up reality with Hollywood fictions. And they hate like scorned teenagers – nothing matters but what they emotionally pump up in their minds. Unlike the 60’s no rational dialogue is possible.

    I can see them pulling the trigger – they have no idea the destruction would be mutual. The old men in Washington don’t care, it would be the last f..k-you by the Boomers.

    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago.
     
    If you consider “democratically elected” figureheads as leaders, yes, they are a lot dumber than a generation or two ago. But the decisions are not made by these nonentities, the decisions are made by those who give these puppets their marching orders.

    the old men in Washington don’t care
     
    The old men/women in Washington (or wherever the real powers reside) do care. They are ultimate egotists, they care about themselves and nothing/nobody else. I believe that their egotism will prevent nuclear war. The older they get, the more they fear death (as if they really believe Christian fables; in that case they must be 100% sure to end up in Hell).

    Replies: @Beckow

  250. @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN


    ...That will be all.
     
    Probably. But we are not sure, are we? The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago. The commoners are dumb - see JJ's horror show for an example. They don't have the knowledge, and lack experience and judgment - they are like overgrown children who live in their own heads and easily mix up reality with Hollywood fictions. And they hate like scorned teenagers - nothing matters but what they emotionally pump up in their minds. Unlike the 60's no rational dialogue is possible.

    I can see them pulling the trigger - they have no idea the destruction would be mutual. The old men in Washington don't care, it would be the last f..k-you by the Boomers.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN

    The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago.

    If you consider “democratically elected” figureheads as leaders, yes, they are a lot dumber than a generation or two ago. But the decisions are not made by these nonentities, the decisions are made by those who give these puppets their marching orders.

    the old men in Washington don’t care

    The old men/women in Washington (or wherever the real powers reside) do care. They are ultimate egotists, they care about themselves and nothing/nobody else. I believe that their egotism will prevent nuclear war. The older they get, the more they fear death (as if they really believe Christian fables; in that case they must be 100% sure to end up in Hell).

    • Replies: @Beckow
    @AnonfromTN

    Ok, let's count on the smart ones who have been for some reason hiding. But I am still not that sure - I think we are up to 25% chance of some nukes going off somewhere...


    if they really believe Christian fables; in that case they must be 100% sure to end up in Hell...
     
    They are crazy and selfish enough to choose Hell for the rest of us. But ok, you say there are grown-ups there somewhere, I can't wait until they show up. I am pretty sure it is not Starmer or Trump. Not Meloni. And the eminence grise guys are well hidden.

    Replies: @Mikel

  251. @LatW
    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin's Eurasianism.

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)? Why did you harass the Japanese who lived in the US? Why - wouldn't that have been a fantastic Eurasia that you could finally enjoy (instead of just fantasize about from afar)? Why are you so hostile to China? Embrace them - "Eurasia, yay"!

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird, @Gerard1234

    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.

    Your ChatGPT may be hallucinating on you. There are no Americans who salivate over Dugin anything. Michael Millerman is a Canadian. Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is. Amazon canceled him which was a complete waste of their time and energy to have all the meetings they had to make the decision to do so.

    • Agree: songbird
    • LOL: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @AnonfromTN
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is.
     
    FYI, there are relatively few Russians who know who Dugin is. E.g., I learned about his existence when Ukies murdered his daughter. Using Russian joke, “he is widely known in narrow circles”.
    , @LatW
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is.
     
    Well, now they will, thanks to Tucker. I wonder if anyone will one day invent some ku-ku esoteric "geopolitical" theory that will justify obliterating Tucker's home town, the way that Duginist theories justify eliminating other people's livelihoods.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  252. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    You seem to miss the whole point of this news. Gazprom is Russia's main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years, how does Russia exactly expect to pay its bills? How will it continue to finance a war that is devastating its economy? How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines to countries like India and even China to resume business into the future? Something that it hasn't been able to create even before its hairbrained schemes in Ukraine? By then, Russia will have become the "Sick man of Europe" like the Ottoman Empire had become in the 19th century. :-(

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bv9jn8QqThE/Xwj7rn9TMgI/AAAAAAAADfk/slJaAeVDUPI7dL6H2hTA4fD4aXHB4-WZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/ivan.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Beckow

    “a war that is devastating its economy”

    I get the impression that the economy being devastated is the European one, not the Russian one.

  253. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW


    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.
     
    Your ChatGPT may be hallucinating on you. There are no Americans who salivate over Dugin anything. Michael Millerman is a Canadian. Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is. Amazon canceled him which was a complete waste of their time and energy to have all the meetings they had to make the decision to do so.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @LatW

    Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is.

    FYI, there are relatively few Russians who know who Dugin is. E.g., I learned about his existence when Ukies murdered his daughter. Using Russian joke, “he is widely known in narrow circles”.

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
  254. @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    You seem to miss the whole point of this news. Gazprom is Russia's main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years, how does Russia exactly expect to pay its bills? How will it continue to finance a war that is devastating its economy? How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines to countries like India and even China to resume business into the future? Something that it hasn't been able to create even before its hairbrained schemes in Ukraine? By then, Russia will have become the "Sick man of Europe" like the Ottoman Empire had become in the 19th century. :-(

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bv9jn8QqThE/Xwj7rn9TMgI/AAAAAAAADfk/slJaAeVDUPI7dL6H2hTA4fD4aXHB4-WZQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/ivan.jpg

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Beckow

    Gazprom is Russia’s main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years

    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share. And why 5 years? You are just making up stuff. Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.

    How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines…

    LNG pipelines? Wow, that is so stupid I don’t know how to react…do you know what LNG is? what pipelines are? Since when is Liquified Natural Gas moved in pipelines? The whole point of LNG is to bypass pipelines…

    You don’t understand business…and many other things…:) What do you understand?

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow

    A small semantic error and you're trying to make a heyday out of it, well alright - "touche". :-)

    Since you're still having some difficulties understanding what's really going on, here's a simple schematic to help you grasp some of the salient points:

    https://resources.arcamax.com/newspics/234/23451/2345173.jpg
    You seem to believe everything that your Uncle VoVA tells you, do you believe that he'd "cut off his nose to spite his face"? I'm afraid that he's already done it. :-)

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Mr. Hack
    @Beckow


    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share.
     
    It's hard to imagine what its royalties were in 2023 when it recently posted a $7 billion loss for that year? Can you point to any accurate numbers?

    Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.
     
    I don't know about that. Joe Blog, whom I've posted above (startingat 16:09) states that Gazprom was always paying taxes to the Russian government of 20%, is no longer going to be able to do so as of 2023 and going forward because of its huge losses. He states that in 2022, when it still was posting huge profits before the Ukrainian war, it paid approximately $6 billion in taxes (20% x 31 billion). I don't know who's telling the truth, but I can guess who AP would bet on. :-)
  255. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    The Western leaders are more stupid than a generation ago.
     
    If you consider “democratically elected” figureheads as leaders, yes, they are a lot dumber than a generation or two ago. But the decisions are not made by these nonentities, the decisions are made by those who give these puppets their marching orders.

    the old men in Washington don’t care
     
    The old men/women in Washington (or wherever the real powers reside) do care. They are ultimate egotists, they care about themselves and nothing/nobody else. I believe that their egotism will prevent nuclear war. The older they get, the more they fear death (as if they really believe Christian fables; in that case they must be 100% sure to end up in Hell).

    Replies: @Beckow

    Ok, let’s count on the smart ones who have been for some reason hiding. But I am still not that sure – I think we are up to 25% chance of some nukes going off somewhere…

    if they really believe Christian fables; in that case they must be 100% sure to end up in Hell…

    They are crazy and selfish enough to choose Hell for the rest of us. But ok, you say there are grown-ups there somewhere, I can’t wait until they show up. I am pretty sure it is not Starmer or Trump. Not Meloni. And the eminence grise guys are well hidden.

    • Replies: @Mikel
    @Beckow


    I think we are up to 25% chance of some nukes going off somewhere…
     
    I wouldn't worry too much. Now that Russia, France and the UK have started threatening each other, I'm sure the statesmen in Kiev will do everything possible to calm them down and avoid escalations, as they have always done: make sure that this war of theirs stays contained without affecting anyone else.

    We need to understand that this is not like the previous Cold War at all. Russia has just threatened to attack the UK but the first news items on the BBC are Stormy Daniel's witness testimony, followed by some alleged Russian plot to assassinate Zelensky. The Russian threats are not mentioned at all, why would any British reader be interested in that? They do get a couple of lines buried inside another piece about the Russian upcoming nuclear drills (just tactical nukes that "don't provoke widespread fallout", they explain) but, most importantly, these nuclear drills don't make it to the list of the 10 most read articles by the BBC readers. Right now the most read one is the devious plot by Putin to kill Zelensky that the BBC informs the Ukrainian authorities have skillfully thwarted followed by the '26 most eye-catching looks from the Met Gala'. Stormy's saga is getting stale even for the BBC readers.

    This all comes right after the US House finally voted to resume the aid to Ukraine because, as the speaker warned, if we don't stop the Russians in Ukraine, the Balkans are next, thus reassuring anyone who may have any doubt that we are led by highly competent statesmen on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Seriously speaking though, if the Ukrainians use British missiles to kill civilians or attack strategic bases deep inside Russia or if the French finally show up in Ukraine, I would not expect Putin to do much more than summon the ambassadors once again and utter even harsher threats that the Western MSM will not bother to reproduce. This is all more likely to escalate the way the Donbas war escalated to the SMO. Years of half-hearted measures, diplomatic maneuvers, Skripal clown shows, obfuscation,... until one day, when nobody expected it, it all goes bang. It's the Kremlin MO.

    Replies: @sudden death, @AnonfromTN, @Beckow

  256. @AnonfromTN
    @Beckow


    In any case, if this goes boom at least we have tried.
     
    On the surface, the second Caribbean crisis is upon us. NATO is conducting unprecedented drills near Russian/Belorussian border, involving 90 thousand soldiers and lots of hardware. In response, Russia initiated a drill of non-strategic nuclear forces to test their preparedness for action. Russian foreign ministry told the UK ambassador that if any UK-supplied rocket lands in the RF, the RF is going to interpret it as UK entering the war, with direct response at UK, not at Ukie puppets. Russian foreign ministry also stated that because F-16s are capable of carrying nukes, Russia will treat their appearance on Ukrainian theater as if they do carry nukes and respond accordingly. If you interpret all of this literally, nuclear war is inevitable.

    However, I do not think that nukes will fly. It is likely to end like the previous Caribbean crisis, with both sides backing off. If anything, today’s Western elites are even bigger cowards than in Kennedy’s times. Russia also can afford certain concessions to big players (who never gave a hoot about Ukrainians and never will). The war will end in Ukraine, which will be subjugated and dismembered. The empire will sacrifice this pawn, like it sacrificed quite a few pawns before (the most recent being Afghanistan’s puppet “government”). That will be all.

    Replies: @sudden death, @Beckow, @QCIC, @Jazman

    Let’s hope we have plenty of Arkhipovs and no Skynets.

  257. LatW says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW


    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin’s Eurasianism.
     
    Your ChatGPT may be hallucinating on you. There are no Americans who salivate over Dugin anything. Michael Millerman is a Canadian. Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is. Amazon canceled him which was a complete waste of their time and energy to have all the meetings they had to make the decision to do so.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @LatW

    Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is.

    Well, now they will, thanks to Tucker. I wonder if anyone will one day invent some ku-ku esoteric “geopolitical” theory that will justify obliterating Tucker’s home town, the way that Duginist theories justify eliminating other people’s livelihoods.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW

    No they will not. Alexander Dugin's English is poor. It is as difficult to listen to him speak English as it is to listen to Robert Kennedy. If Tucker has either of them back in his studio ever again I will be surprised.

    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal. Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?

    Replies: @LatW

  258. @LatW
    @songbird


    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene.
     
    Yes, it's really bad. LOL Well, you know how some actors tend to be, they're a bit "out there", so to speak, and Viggo is actually very artsy (he writes poetry, enjoys alternative music, etc). But I do agree that these should be done in a classy way. Frankly, they shouldn't do anything beyond the upper body (for men). But what is this called - "transgressive art"? Yes, it's super annoying in its multitude of manifestations.

    I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.
     

    No, it's not "dear to my heart" (only Aragorn is) and my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me. Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements.
     

    I'm not. Look, I couldn't care less what someone such as Steven Seagal does (haven't seen any of his movies). All I said was that if he is Ashkenazi, then his real homeland should be in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, or the Baltic States. Although I see that he mentions he has Russian roots so in his particular case his family might be from there - he might be using "Russian" for Jewish - which is funny - (and he may not be able to differentiate between Russian or Belarusian, or even Ukrainian - you know, I don't care about such idiocy coming from regular Americans, but smart Americans should differentiate, they know perfectly well).

    Sorry, I shouldn't have called you a "pseudo-Celt" (you're not.. although this made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough).

    Replies: @songbird

    my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me.

    IMO, when EEs say this it seems quite indistinguishable from Israelis saying it, shockingly so.

    [MORE]

    Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.

    Would like to see this war over before it gets to a million dead Slavs.

    made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough)

    This is very true. Strangely, it may be only through observing wokes that one can come to a true understanding of nationalism.

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    In today’s environment, any nation needs some mechanism of punishment or exclusion for the consanguineous but disloyal. Am sure vast numbers of the woke would fall in line, if they faced the slightest personal cost for disloyalty.

    That said, it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt”

    My Irish ancestors would have primarily thought of themselves as Gaels. They felt a strong connection to the Scots, recognizing the Latin meaning of the word. Am not sure the perception of a connection to the French is as old, but it is several hundred years old. IIRC, it caused Belgians to be wary of and hate the Irish who were in their country.

    Celt is probably an exonym. But really all these terms probably are: German, Slav. But they are still useful, IMO.

    I don’t know how meaningful all of these connections really are in a direct sense, but in the abstract, I think Europe needs supra-national bonds of blood. Whether or not valid in themselves, these terms could lead to others that are.

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird


    it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.
     
    This is core to SJW🏳️‍🌈Muslims: (1)

    WATCH – Anti-Israel Protester at UCLA Encampment:
    ‘We Don’t Like White People’

     

    In a viral clip [MORE] that has been making the rounds on social media in recent days, an anti-Israel protester at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can be heard dismissing a counter-protester because he is a “white person.”

    “You’re just a white person; you’re a white person [so] get out — we don’t like white people,” the keffiyeh-wearing woman insisted before chanting, “Free Palestine” as she waved a Palestinian flag.

    Journalist Cam Higby, who challenged the woman and filmed it, explained that she was “speaking Arabic” and “screaming about Jewish colonizers,” when he confronted her and accused her of “being mad that Hamas is hiding behind civilians.”
     
    Non-white Muslims:

    • Back genocidal Hamas aggression.
    • Hate America.
    • Denounce white people, which includes Jews.

    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇
    ____________________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/05/watch-anti-israel-protester-ucla-encampment-dont-like-white-people/



    https://twitter.com/camhigby/status/1783676944481140854?s=20

    Replies: @songbird

    , @LatW
    @songbird


    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.
     
    Ideally, all of those should be present, all at once - genetics, language, identity, culture, state / group loyalty, love & caring, the idea and social organization of brethren. And it should all be there through a natural, organic, at least partly voluntary impulse. So that there is at least some freedom.

    Alas, the world is much more complex than that and so is the human being. Or maybe all of the above is too much to ask and things have never really been that way, anywhere, or only on very few ocassions.

    , @Coconuts
    @songbird

    In France they have the Institut Iliade that works on this, it is a kind of off-shoot of the New Right movement. They tend to follow the Indo-European and Roman/Hellenistic angle of the New Right, but not exclusively now.



    https://institut-iliade.com/

    Mostly it looks like it is only in French at the moment.

    They have some interesting articles:

    https://institut-iliade.com/europe-occident-un-rappel-necessaire-sur-le-sens-et-la-priorite-du-combat-pour-la-renaissance-de-la-civilisation-europeenne/

    https://institut-iliade.com/europa-en-het-westen/

    On the concept of Europe vs. the West. It is only translated into Dutch so far (for the Belgians?)

    Replies: @songbird, @LatW

  259. @LatW
    So my question to all these Americans here who salivate over Dugin's Eurasianism.

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)? Why did you harass the Japanese who lived in the US? Why - wouldn't that have been a fantastic Eurasia that you could finally enjoy (instead of just fantasize about from afar)? Why are you so hostile to China? Embrace them - "Eurasia, yay"!

    Replies: @Greasy William, @Emil Nikola Richard, @songbird, @Gerard1234

    Why did you fight the Japanese back in the day? Why did you not allow them to take Hawaii and settle in large numbers on the West coast and bring their culture over (which they partially had already done)?

    Some believe it was because Roosevelt wanted to embroil the US in a European war.

    But the Japanese never had the war aims of taking Hawaii or the West Coast as it would have been militarily impossible.

    They were batshit insane enough to think the US would sue for peace. But not batshit insane enough to think they could take Hawaii or the West Coast. There were tens of thousands of troops on Hawaii and it was quite far from Japan.

    Am not sure it was really worth fighting them. What for? The Philippines? We would have had to give that up anyway. IMO, not worth flattening cities for, or letting the communists take over most of Asia for. Not worth fighting Vietnam and Korea.

    • Replies: @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere
    @songbird


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GAuZqD0aQAEIKld.jpg

    Replies: @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere

  260. @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I'm so grateful that you've returned. You really help put things into focus for me...

    BTW, Happy Easter. Think back to times when your Ukrainian grandfather was alive, and how he and the family would celebrate the holidays all together.

    https://www.pysanky.info/Easter_Cards/Modern_Gallery/Pages/Traditions_files/New%20Image2-filtered.jpg
    A simpler and better time...

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    Dear Mr Hack, thank you for your warm wishes.

    Христос воскресе!

    I agree that my childhood years were simpler times.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I'm curious, did your family celebrate Easter, at least clandestinely? I remember you saying that your aunt and mother (?) enjoyed visiting the local orthodox church.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  261. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    Gazprom is Russia’s main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years
     
    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share. And why 5 years? You are just making up stuff. Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.

    How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines...
     
    LNG pipelines? Wow, that is so stupid I don't know how to react...do you know what LNG is? what pipelines are? Since when is Liquified Natural Gas moved in pipelines? The whole point of LNG is to bypass pipelines...


    You don't understand business...and many other things...:) What do you understand?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mr. Hack

    A small semantic error and you’re trying to make a heyday out of it, well alright – “touche”. 🙂

    Since you’re still having some difficulties understanding what’s really going on, here’s a simple schematic to help you grasp some of the salient points:


    You seem to believe everything that your Uncle VoVA tells you, do you believe that he’d “cut off his nose to spite his face”? I’m afraid that he’s already done it. 🙂

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Mr. Hack

    If cartoons could win wars, American private equity would be sitting on Russian gas and oil right now, and Blackrock and Monsanto would be ploughing the black earth.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-03/russia-s-oil-and-gas-budget-proceeds-almost-doubled-in-march


    Russia’s oil and gas tax revenue almost doubled in March from a year earlier as global prices of the nation’s crude jumped and its producers adapt to sanctions.

    Budget proceeds from oil and gas levies rose by 90% last month from a year ago to almost 1.31 trillion rubles ($14.1 billion), the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. Taxes on crude and petroleum products — which accounted for more than 86% of total hydrocarbon revenue last month — contributed the most of the increase, according to Bloomberg News calculations based on data.

    The March budget revenues are also the highest in five months due to the Russian oil-tax payment schedule, under which the so-called profit-based tax is mainly paid four times a year: in March, April, July and October.

    Russia’s oil sector is a key source of revenue for the nation’s coffers, which remain under pressure amid Western sanctions and the cost of the war in Ukraine. As Moscow’s invasion enters its third year, Ukraine has been targeting Russia’s vital energy industry. So far this year, Ukrainian drones damaged 12 major refineries and two smaller plants, with the latest attack occurring this week.

    Budget Revenue Almost Double in March From a Year Ago
     

    Almost forgot - Christos Anesti !

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  262. @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    Dear Mr Hack, thank you for your warm wishes.

    Христос воскресе!

    I agree that my childhood years were simpler times.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    I’m curious, did your family celebrate Easter, at least clandestinely? I remember you saying that your aunt and mother (?) enjoyed visiting the local orthodox church.

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    My grandma was the one who upholding the tradition. She’s the one who insisted on baptizing both of us my brother and I. She came from a very modest background in Penza region. My grandfather being a high ranked military officer could not have professed his belief in God publicly. He only went back to religious practice after the fall of the Soviets. My mom became quite religious in her thirties, I think she was probably agnostic when young. Now she is very devout. I wanted to accompany her to the Easter всеношная служба this year, but she is unfortunately ill. So we just celebrated home with eggs, sweet пасха and кулич the usual stuff.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  263. There are a lot of masterworks of art and music that would have never been made, if the artists involved had been placed in something like the modern idea of education.

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    When I took art class in high school the guidance counselor thought it was a terrible idea. "Art class is for the stupid kids."

    Replies: @songbird

  264. A123 says: • Website
    @songbird
    @LatW


    my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me.
     
    IMO, when EEs say this it seems quite indistinguishable from Israelis saying it, shockingly so.

    Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.
     
    Would like to see this war over before it gets to a million dead Slavs.

    made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough)
     
    This is very true. Strangely, it may be only through observing wokes that one can come to a true understanding of nationalism.

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    In today's environment, any nation needs some mechanism of punishment or exclusion for the consanguineous but disloyal. Am sure vast numbers of the woke would fall in line, if they faced the slightest personal cost for disloyalty.

    That said, it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt”
     
    My Irish ancestors would have primarily thought of themselves as Gaels. They felt a strong connection to the Scots, recognizing the Latin meaning of the word. Am not sure the perception of a connection to the French is as old, but it is several hundred years old. IIRC, it caused Belgians to be wary of and hate the Irish who were in their country.

    Celt is probably an exonym. But really all these terms probably are: German, Slav. But they are still useful, IMO.

    I don't know how meaningful all of these connections really are in a direct sense, but in the abstract, I think Europe needs supra-national bonds of blood. Whether or not valid in themselves, these terms could lead to others that are.

    Replies: @A123, @LatW, @Coconuts

    it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    This is core to SJW🏳️‍🌈Muslims: (1)

    WATCH – Anti-Israel Protester at UCLA Encampment:
    ‘We Don’t Like White People’

    In a viral clip [MORE] that has been making the rounds on social media in recent days, an anti-Israel protester at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can be heard dismissing a counter-protester because he is a “white person.”

    “You’re just a white person; you’re a white person [so] get out — we don’t like white people,” the keffiyeh-wearing woman insisted before chanting, “Free Palestine” as she waved a Palestinian flag.

    Journalist Cam Higby, who challenged the woman and filmed it, explained that she was “speaking Arabic” and “screaming about Jewish colonizers,” when he confronted her and accused her of “being mad that Hamas is hiding behind civilians.”

    Non-white Muslims:

    • Back genocidal Hamas aggression.
    • Hate America.
    • Denounce white people, which includes Jews.

    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇
    ____________________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/05/watch-anti-israel-protester-ucla-encampment-dont-like-white-people/

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123

    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.

    Replies: @A123

  265. LatW says:
    @songbird
    @LatW


    my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me.
     
    IMO, when EEs say this it seems quite indistinguishable from Israelis saying it, shockingly so.

    Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.
     
    Would like to see this war over before it gets to a million dead Slavs.

    made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough)
     
    This is very true. Strangely, it may be only through observing wokes that one can come to a true understanding of nationalism.

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    In today's environment, any nation needs some mechanism of punishment or exclusion for the consanguineous but disloyal. Am sure vast numbers of the woke would fall in line, if they faced the slightest personal cost for disloyalty.

    That said, it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt”
     
    My Irish ancestors would have primarily thought of themselves as Gaels. They felt a strong connection to the Scots, recognizing the Latin meaning of the word. Am not sure the perception of a connection to the French is as old, but it is several hundred years old. IIRC, it caused Belgians to be wary of and hate the Irish who were in their country.

    Celt is probably an exonym. But really all these terms probably are: German, Slav. But they are still useful, IMO.

    I don't know how meaningful all of these connections really are in a direct sense, but in the abstract, I think Europe needs supra-national bonds of blood. Whether or not valid in themselves, these terms could lead to others that are.

    Replies: @A123, @LatW, @Coconuts

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    Ideally, all of those should be present, all at once – genetics, language, identity, culture, state / group loyalty, love & caring, the idea and social organization of brethren. And it should all be there through a natural, organic, at least partly voluntary impulse. So that there is at least some freedom.

    Alas, the world is much more complex than that and so is the human being. Or maybe all of the above is too much to ask and things have never really been that way, anywhere, or only on very few ocassions.

  266. Bashibuzuk says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    I'm curious, did your family celebrate Easter, at least clandestinely? I remember you saying that your aunt and mother (?) enjoyed visiting the local orthodox church.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    My grandma was the one who upholding the tradition. She’s the one who insisted on baptizing both of us my brother and I. She came from a very modest background in Penza region. My grandfather being a high ranked military officer could not have professed his belief in God publicly. He only went back to religious practice after the fall of the Soviets. My mom became quite religious in her thirties, I think she was probably agnostic when young. Now she is very devout. I wanted to accompany her to the Easter всеношная служба this year, but she is unfortunately ill. So we just celebrated home with eggs, sweet пасха and кулич the usual stuff.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    Bless her soul. I have some family members that are ill during this season, and will include your mother in my prayers as well.

  267. @songbird
    There are a lot of masterworks of art and music that would have never been made, if the artists involved had been placed in something like the modern idea of education.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    When I took art class in high school the guidance counselor thought it was a terrible idea. “Art class is for the stupid kids.”

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    When I took art class in high school the guidance counselor thought it was a terrible idea. “Art class is for the stupid kids.”
     
    Well, in modern times, many people go through high school and then go to an art institute. This is a scam track (one of many), as art institute grads make about the same as someone with a part time job.

    My friend's sister was an "artist" and she used to paint really creepy portraits of people. But they weren't supposed to be creepy.

    But my point was this sort of selection and weeding out should start earlier. Maybe, the Renaissance world wouldn't meet OSHA requirements, but Bernini was only 23 when he carved the Abduction of Persephone. No one coming out of an art institute is going to be able to do that.
  268. @Beckow
    @Mr. Hack


    Gazprom is Russia’s main cash cow, and now with it being sidelined for at least 5 years
     
    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share. And why 5 years? You are just making up stuff. Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.

    How many billions of rubles will it need to build LNG pipelines...
     
    LNG pipelines? Wow, that is so stupid I don't know how to react...do you know what LNG is? what pipelines are? Since when is Liquified Natural Gas moved in pipelines? The whole point of LNG is to bypass pipelines...


    You don't understand business...and many other things...:) What do you understand?

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Mr. Hack

    Russia gets its royalties before Gazprom does its P/L, they always get their share.

    It’s hard to imagine what its royalties were in 2023 when it recently posted a $7 billion loss for that year? Can you point to any accurate numbers?

    Gazprom is also not more than 4-5% of tax revenues and almost all of it are royalties (paid up front) and not taxes on profits.

    I don’t know about that. Joe Blog, whom I’ve posted above (startingat 16:09) states that Gazprom was always paying taxes to the Russian government of 20%, is no longer going to be able to do so as of 2023 and going forward because of its huge losses. He states that in 2022, when it still was posting huge profits before the Ukrainian war, it paid approximately $6 billion in taxes (20% x 31 billion). I don’t know who’s telling the truth, but I can guess who AP would bet on. 🙂

  269. @Bashibuzuk
    @Mr. Hack

    My grandma was the one who upholding the tradition. She’s the one who insisted on baptizing both of us my brother and I. She came from a very modest background in Penza region. My grandfather being a high ranked military officer could not have professed his belief in God publicly. He only went back to religious practice after the fall of the Soviets. My mom became quite religious in her thirties, I think she was probably agnostic when young. Now she is very devout. I wanted to accompany her to the Easter всеношная служба this year, but she is unfortunately ill. So we just celebrated home with eggs, sweet пасха and кулич the usual stuff.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

    Bless her soul. I have some family members that are ill during this season, and will include your mother in my prayers as well.

    • Thanks: Bashibuzuk
  270. @A123
    @songbird


    it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.
     
    This is core to SJW🏳️‍🌈Muslims: (1)

    WATCH – Anti-Israel Protester at UCLA Encampment:
    ‘We Don’t Like White People’

     

    In a viral clip [MORE] that has been making the rounds on social media in recent days, an anti-Israel protester at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) can be heard dismissing a counter-protester because he is a “white person.”

    “You’re just a white person; you’re a white person [so] get out — we don’t like white people,” the keffiyeh-wearing woman insisted before chanting, “Free Palestine” as she waved a Palestinian flag.

    Journalist Cam Higby, who challenged the woman and filmed it, explained that she was “speaking Arabic” and “screaming about Jewish colonizers,” when he confronted her and accused her of “being mad that Hamas is hiding behind civilians.”
     
    Non-white Muslims:

    • Back genocidal Hamas aggression.
    • Hate America.
    • Denounce white people, which includes Jews.

    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇
    ____________________

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/05/watch-anti-israel-protester-ucla-encampment-dont-like-white-people/



    https://twitter.com/camhigby/status/1783676944481140854?s=20

    Replies: @songbird

    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.

    • Replies: @A123
    @songbird



    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.
     
    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.
     
    Muslims will kill "neutral" Judeo-Christians. When faced with such Islamist hate & aggression, neutrality does not function as a policy. It allows the enemy a free hand to destroy an ally before moving on.

    Have ICE check every anti-American, pro-Hamas demonstrator. If they are not U.S. citizens, immediately ship them home. It is an obvious solution to protect Judeo-Christians.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

  271. @Bashibuzuk
    @sudden death

    Now Ukraine is certainly doomed. When was the last time the French won a war?

    Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Technical, since the Vichy has ceased to exist by March 1945, the last major Allies surrender in WWII was here 明号作戦 Meigōsakusen Operation Code Bright.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_coup_d’état_in_French_Indochina

    After WWII, remaining Japanese soldiers helped train the Viet Minh that threw out the French at Dien Bien Phu.

    That said, the French have the glorious military record in Europe and shouldn’t be discounted.

    On the Imperial Line, what songbird wrote, the early periods were largely mythical and based on Chinese records. There is a Japanese myth that the emperor descended from a Chinese explorer
    Xu Fu goes on a voyage in search of the elixir of immortality (illustrated by Kuniyoshi Utagawa)

    One of oldest noble clans 秦氏 is named after the first unified Chinese, 秦 Qin dynasty

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hata_clan

    During their period of colonization, a number of origin theories were proposed, including even this one

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese-Jewish_common_ancestry_theory

    But generally speaking the most plausible theory is a common origin with Koreans and Manchus. And they took actions to that effect, the Imperial family arranged marriages with the Korean king and Qing imperial family.

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Thanks Bromance, what about the population genetics vs paleogenetics of the Far East ?

    I am not at all knowledgeable about this topic, so perhaps you might share some insight ?

    Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms, @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere

  272. @Emil Nikola Richard
    @songbird

    When I took art class in high school the guidance counselor thought it was a terrible idea. "Art class is for the stupid kids."

    Replies: @songbird

    When I took art class in high school the guidance counselor thought it was a terrible idea. “Art class is for the stupid kids.”

    Well, in modern times, many people go through high school and then go to an art institute. This is a scam track (one of many), as art institute grads make about the same as someone with a part time job.

    My friend’s sister was an “artist” and she used to paint really creepy portraits of people. But they weren’t supposed to be creepy.

    But my point was this sort of selection and weeding out should start earlier. Maybe, the Renaissance world wouldn’t meet OSHA requirements, but Bernini was only 23 when he carved the Abduction of Persephone. No one coming out of an art institute is going to be able to do that.

  273. A123 says: • Website
    @songbird
    @A123

    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.

    Replies: @A123

    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.

    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.

    Muslims will kill “neutral” Judeo-Christians. When faced with such Islamist hate & aggression, neutrality does not function as a policy. It allows the enemy a free hand to destroy an ally before moving on.

    Have ICE check every anti-American, pro-Hamas demonstrator. If they are not U.S. citizens, immediately ship them home. It is an obvious solution to protect Judeo-Christians.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @songbird
    @A123


    If they are not U.S. citizens, immediately ship them home.
     
    A sensible step would be to revise the idea of student visas. Yes, some exchanges may be beneficial. But on the whole it is just some kind of entry scam. A lot of people have zero intention of going back. Some countries obviously in particular.
    __________
    This makes me sympathetic with Mongolian expansionists:
    https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1787504940828488048
  274. @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Bashibuzuk

    Technical, since the Vichy has ceased to exist by March 1945, the last major Allies surrender in WWII was here 明号作戦 Meigōsakusen Operation Code Bright.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Hanoi1945.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_coup_d'état_in_French_Indochina

    After WWII, remaining Japanese soldiers helped train the Viet Minh that threw out the French at Dien Bien Phu.

    That said, the French have the glorious military record in Europe and shouldn't be discounted.

    On the Imperial Line, what songbird wrote, the early periods were largely mythical and based on Chinese records. There is a Japanese myth that the emperor descended from a Chinese explorer

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/La_expedici%C3%B3n_de_Xu_Fu%2C_por_Utagawa_Kuniyoshi.jpg
    Xu Fu goes on a voyage in search of the elixir of immortality (illustrated by Kuniyoshi Utagawa)

    One of oldest noble clans 秦氏 is named after the first unified Chinese, 秦 Qin dynasty

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/04/Yantra-shatkona.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hata_clan

    During their period of colonization, a number of origin theories were proposed, including even this one

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese-Jewish_common_ancestry_theory

    But generally speaking the most plausible theory is a common origin with Koreans and Manchus. And they took actions to that effect, the Imperial family arranged marriages with the Korean king and Qing imperial family.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    Thanks Bromance, what about the population genetics vs paleogenetics of the Far East ?

    I am not at all knowledgeable about this topic, so perhaps you might share some insight ?

    • Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Bashibuzuk

    I believe we've had exchanges on this topic, you are welcome to search my history for "haplogroup"

    I have a question for you too, one of main triggers of Mukden Incident was the assassination of Zhang Zuolin (left) in 1928 by train bomb.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Reuni%C3%B3nDeCaudillosMilitaresChinos.jpeg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Zhang_zuolin.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huanggutun_incident

    The conventional narrative was that it was done by junior Kwantung Army officers acting without orders from Tokyo-- even though Zhang was Japanese client, there was concern that he would switch sides to Soviets.

    But this other article clearly states that it was done by Jew NKVD


    During this time, he was involved in several operations, including the assassination of Zhang Zoulin and the transportation of the Spanish gold reserves to the USSR.[5]
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahum_Eitingon

    It's very unusual for wiki to a conflicting account of on a moderately famous character. I wonder if you have any insights from Russian sources.

    For context, Zhang had a history of double-dealing from Russo-Japanese War. And I've seen Japanese argue that only the alleged Kwantung Army culprit had the logistic means to commit the operation.

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    , @Noviop Co-Prosperity Sphere
    @Bashibuzuk

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTM4h-DxK5_cqHb1aipKq42Swxh1LgcGFlD9KOdykXlcw&s.jpg

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  275. @LatW
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Also there are nearly no Americans who even know who the man is.
     
    Well, now they will, thanks to Tucker. I wonder if anyone will one day invent some ku-ku esoteric "geopolitical" theory that will justify obliterating Tucker's home town, the way that Duginist theories justify eliminating other people's livelihoods.

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    No they will not. Alexander Dugin’s English is poor. It is as difficult to listen to him speak English as it is to listen to Robert Kennedy. If Tucker has either of them back in his studio ever again I will be surprised.

    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal. Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?

    • Replies: @LatW
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal.
     
    That's not what this is about. It's about what crazy ideas do to the world.

    Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?
     
    No, because I'm bored by Dugin - I approximately know his "beliefs" and have heard the worst and craziest of what he has said (as well as the parts that were somewhat interesting - those weren't all that original) and I'm also aware that he sugarcoats on his true opinions (to make them less confrontational) when he talks to the English speaking audiences (he did this on Alex Jones a while back - he may not have done that this time with Tucker, besides they are in agreement on their world view when it comes to the "Anglosakses").

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

  276. @A123
    @songbird



    More evidence that Judeo-Christian unity is required to oppose the Muslim racists of IslamoGloboHomo.
     
    Excellent point: why support someone whose rhetoric is against you? This is why I support a policy of neutrality.
     
    Muslims will kill "neutral" Judeo-Christians. When faced with such Islamist hate & aggression, neutrality does not function as a policy. It allows the enemy a free hand to destroy an ally before moving on.

    Have ICE check every anti-American, pro-Hamas demonstrator. If they are not U.S. citizens, immediately ship them home. It is an obvious solution to protect Judeo-Christians.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @songbird

    If they are not U.S. citizens, immediately ship them home.

    A sensible step would be to revise the idea of student visas. Yes, some exchanges may be beneficial. But on the whole it is just some kind of entry scam. A lot of people have zero intention of going back. Some countries obviously in particular.
    __________
    This makes me sympathetic with Mongolian expansionists:

    [MORE]

    • Agree: A123
  277. LatW says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW

    No they will not. Alexander Dugin's English is poor. It is as difficult to listen to him speak English as it is to listen to Robert Kennedy. If Tucker has either of them back in his studio ever again I will be surprised.

    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal. Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?

    Replies: @LatW

    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal.

    That’s not what this is about. It’s about what crazy ideas do to the world.

    Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?

    No, because I’m bored by Dugin – I approximately know his “beliefs” and have heard the worst and craziest of what he has said (as well as the parts that were somewhat interesting – those weren’t all that original) and I’m also aware that he sugarcoats on his true opinions (to make them less confrontational) when he talks to the English speaking audiences (he did this on Alex Jones a while back – he may not have done that this time with Tucker, besides they are in agreement on their world view when it comes to the “Anglosakses”).

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
    @LatW


    That’s not what this is about. It’s about what crazy ideas do to the world.
     
    Dugin's ideas aren't going to do anything. He ran for a public office once and received 1% of the votes. The first or second chapter in his geopolitics book is about Freaking Martin Heidegger for crying out loud. The interesting books have absolute zero (that is zero degrees Kelvin) practical application. Only the nerdiest nerds who ever have nerded can get to the end of them.

    Replies: @LatW

  278. LatW says:
    @songbird
    @LatW


    Who cares about Seagal when better actors are on Ukraine’s side, such as Viggo Mortensen.
     
    I thought Mortensen was okay until he did a nude scene. Any male actor who does that is obviously part of a gay cabal, or else enslaved by one. And so a pox on him!

    In addition, he seems to support woke, globalist organizations like Sinn Fein and Òmnium Cultural (or I assume it is woke). And has spoken out against Vox. I am inclined to think that sauna scene where he only wore Slav-face is more dear to your heart than any solidarity with Western Europeans.

    PS: you should not seek celebrity endorsements. Those are things that advertisers use to try to sell products. That is materialism and line go up. Nationalists believe in spirituality.

    Isn't most of Hollywood for Ze? But I would advise you not to use that fact in discourse with nationalists.

    Replies: @LatW, @Matra, @LatW

    You know what’s funny…

    [MORE]

    You just made me watch the sauna scene – I’d never seen it before (because when I first saw the trailer, the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch, so it scared me off), having seen it now I have to take back my words that it is “bad” – meaning, it is bad in the sense of how crazy it is, but it is somewhat well acted, I suppose.

    You start to understand why he was nude – he’s actually playing a Russian gangster or a hitman who’s being attacked in a sauna by other Russian gangsters. The movie is called Eastern Promises and he has a pravoslav church tattood on his back (probably shouldn’t write this stuff during the Pravoslav Easter). Anyway, him being nude is just a way to show his vulnerability vis a vis those guys who attack him. It’s a very primal scene. It’s so deliberately intense that it made me laugh. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not cray cray (totally is and insanely violent, in a real Russia mafia altercation it wouldn’t be that crazy, although it is true that they used to hang out in the sauna a lot).

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LatW

    Cronenberg was famous for body horror.

    Scanners is watchable, but not if you have a weak stomach. It has one really infamous scene in it. (And more gore than that.)

    Videodrome is a horrible movie IMO. It is like someone took Marshall McLuhan and spattered buckets of blood and gore on him, while doing hallucinogenic drugs - it doesn't work and is a disservice to the ideas.


    the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch,
     
    I don't know your tolerance level for things. If you can take the violence (high but not body horror), then you might like it. It is dark, but only moderately so. There are much darker movies.

    You start to understand why he was nude
     
    Yes, but this was just the pretense. Granted, it is a better pretense than in many other films, but l still don't approve.

    Would like to see a graph of mainstream movies with male nudity, I bet it coincides with gay takeover.

    Replies: @LatW

    , @Bashibuzuk
    @LatW

    The church tattooed on the back of a vor means that the person did time and was part of the Blatnoy community, not just a regular muzhik inmate. The number of cupolas is the number of years. After a few years they used to tattoo a monastery.

    http://exzk.ru/exzk.ru/pics/tatuirovka-cerkov-480x318.jpg

    I saw the movie when it was released, just another klyukva by a Jewish movie maker who is probably of an ancestry that goes back to the Russian Empire. For me the funniest part of the movie was not even the banya Gay domination wrestling scene, it was the female character riding an Ural motorcycle because her daddy supposedly couldn’t live without. An Ural motorcycle without a sidecar, just plain ridiculous… Развесистая клюква

    http://lurklurk.com/%D0%9A%D0%BB%D1%8E%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0

    Replies: @Mr. Hack

  279. @LatW
    @songbird

    You know what's funny...

    You just made me watch the sauna scene - I'd never seen it before (because when I first saw the trailer, the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch, so it scared me off), having seen it now I have to take back my words that it is "bad" - meaning, it is bad in the sense of how crazy it is, but it is somewhat well acted, I suppose.

    You start to understand why he was nude - he's actually playing a Russian gangster or a hitman who's being attacked in a sauna by other Russian gangsters. The movie is called Eastern Promises and he has a pravoslav church tattood on his back (probably shouldn't write this stuff during the Pravoslav Easter). Anyway, him being nude is just a way to show his vulnerability vis a vis those guys who attack him. It's a very primal scene. It's so deliberately intense that it made me laugh. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not cray cray (totally is and insanely violent, in a real Russia mafia altercation it wouldn't be that crazy, although it is true that they used to hang out in the sauna a lot).

    Replies: @songbird, @Bashibuzuk

    Cronenberg was famous for body horror.

    Scanners is watchable, but not if you have a weak stomach. It has one really infamous scene in it. (And more gore than that.)

    Videodrome is a horrible movie IMO. It is like someone took Marshall McLuhan and spattered buckets of blood and gore on him, while doing hallucinogenic drugs – it doesn’t work and is a disservice to the ideas.

    the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch,

    I don’t know your tolerance level for things. If you can take the violence (high but not body horror), then you might like it. It is dark, but only moderately so. There are much darker movies.

    You start to understand why he was nude

    Yes, but this was just the pretense. Granted, it is a better pretense than in many other films, but l still don’t approve.

    Would like to see a graph of mainstream movies with male nudity, I bet it coincides with gay takeover.

    • Replies: @LatW
    @songbird


    I don’t know your tolerance level for things. If you can take the violence (high but not body horror), then you might like it.
     
    I have low tolerance for "body horror" (you have to be very, very careful with that), high intensity violence, yes, but not too much horror and gore. It was a bit shocking to see that in the US, how much of it there is, even on Netflix. There are even series or movies that I do like that have it in some parts, that are hard to tolerate, with other parts that are great. Dark without gore is totally possible. It's good to have either a little bit of beauty in it or suspense. Or some deeper story line or significance.

    Yes, but this was just the pretense. Granted, it is a better pretense than in many other films, but l still don’t approve.
     
    His attire (or his lack of it) was there to differentiate him from the other characters, it seems. He wears a dark suit and black glasses in some parts, that's a kind of a cool, classic look. But, yes, he is very bold with his body. A real Russian guy wouldn't be that naked, they do go topless sometimes and they wear those tank tops (undershirts) but they don't walk around almost naked the way he did in this movie. They almost turned him into what they call a petuh (faggot or bottom, it's very low status). Yes, this is objectionable.

    He is somewhat depersonalized and it seems there was an attempt to create a contrast between nudity and those tattoos that were supposed to show his biography.


    Would like to see a graph of mainstream movies with male nudity, I bet it coincides with gay takeover.
     
    Iirc, there is a little bit in Ben-Hur, but not a lot. Maybe the old Tarzan movies.

    They can do topless, they should display the glorious stature of the European man in full, but it should be dignifying. It shouldn't compromise masculinity in anyway. They should not have gays direct these types of scenes, but it will inevitably be Jewish directors - Cronenberg is Jewish. There seems to be an attempt to lead the character a bit far that way. Him being into body horror probably explains the focus on prison tattoos. Definitely risqué.

    Replies: @songbird

  280. @LatW
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    Video and audio require some level of personal appeal.
     
    That's not what this is about. It's about what crazy ideas do to the world.

    Did you watch or listen to any of Dugin and Tucker?
     
    No, because I'm bored by Dugin - I approximately know his "beliefs" and have heard the worst and craziest of what he has said (as well as the parts that were somewhat interesting - those weren't all that original) and I'm also aware that he sugarcoats on his true opinions (to make them less confrontational) when he talks to the English speaking audiences (he did this on Alex Jones a while back - he may not have done that this time with Tucker, besides they are in agreement on their world view when it comes to the "Anglosakses").

    Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard

    That’s not what this is about. It’s about what crazy ideas do to the world.

    Dugin’s ideas aren’t going to do anything. He ran for a public office once and received 1% of the votes. The first or second chapter in his geopolitics book is about Freaking Martin Heidegger for crying out loud. The interesting books have absolute zero (that is zero degrees Kelvin) practical application. Only the nerdiest nerds who ever have nerded can get to the end of them.

    • Agree: Bashibuzuk
    • Replies: @LatW
    @Emil Nikola Richard


    The first or second chapter in his geopolitics book is about Freaking Martin Heidegger for crying out loud.
     
    That's just his reading of Heidegger - and I fail to see why Dugin's reading is more notable than a thousand other readings of Heidegger (who should be read in original, in German, because of the specific way he uses the German language to build, develop and then explain his unique concepts). It is very common for right wingers to appropriate Heidegger (due to some of his concepts, such as the Heimat, which isn't even to be understood literally, and because of some of the slightly "irrational" aspects of his writing).

    No, his readings of traditionalist writers are a separate thing, however, his messianic rants about the "special role of Russia in the world" - those are "ideas" that lead directly to dead girls in the rubble in neighboring countries. It's simply dishonest to pretend to not see the link there.

  281. LatW says:
    @songbird
    @LatW

    Cronenberg was famous for body horror.

    Scanners is watchable, but not if you have a weak stomach. It has one really infamous scene in it. (And more gore than that.)

    Videodrome is a horrible movie IMO. It is like someone took Marshall McLuhan and spattered buckets of blood and gore on him, while doing hallucinogenic drugs - it doesn't work and is a disservice to the ideas.


    the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch,
     
    I don't know your tolerance level for things. If you can take the violence (high but not body horror), then you might like it. It is dark, but only moderately so. There are much darker movies.

    You start to understand why he was nude
     
    Yes, but this was just the pretense. Granted, it is a better pretense than in many other films, but l still don't approve.

    Would like to see a graph of mainstream movies with male nudity, I bet it coincides with gay takeover.

    Replies: @LatW

    I don’t know your tolerance level for things. If you can take the violence (high but not body horror), then you might like it.

    I have low tolerance for “body horror” (you have to be very, very careful with that), high intensity violence, yes, but not too much horror and gore. It was a bit shocking to see that in the US, how much of it there is, even on Netflix. There are even series or movies that I do like that have it in some parts, that are hard to tolerate, with other parts that are great. Dark without gore is totally possible. It’s good to have either a little bit of beauty in it or suspense. Or some deeper story line or significance.

    [MORE]

    Yes, but this was just the pretense. Granted, it is a better pretense than in many other films, but l still don’t approve.

    His attire (or his lack of it) was there to differentiate him from the other characters, it seems. He wears a dark suit and black glasses in some parts, that’s a kind of a cool, classic look. But, yes, he is very bold with his body. A real Russian guy wouldn’t be that naked, they do go topless sometimes and they wear those tank tops (undershirts) but they don’t walk around almost naked the way he did in this movie. They almost turned him into what they call a petuh (faggot or bottom, it’s very low status). Yes, this is objectionable.

    He is somewhat depersonalized and it seems there was an attempt to create a contrast between nudity and those tattoos that were supposed to show his biography.

    Would like to see a graph of mainstream movies with male nudity, I bet it coincides with gay takeover.

    Iirc, there is a little bit in Ben-Hur, but not a lot. Maybe the old Tarzan movies.

    They can do topless, they should display the glorious stature of the European man in full, but it should be dignifying. It shouldn’t compromise masculinity in anyway. They should not have gays direct these types of scenes, but it will inevitably be Jewish directors – Cronenberg is Jewish. There seems to be an attempt to lead the character a bit far that way. Him being into body horror probably explains the focus on prison tattoos. Definitely risqué.

    • Replies: @songbird
    @LatW

    I suspect that movies have become more violent in the past 20 years or so. The thing that really makes one suspect it is the more mainstream movies - iirc, there were a lot of decapitations in the Hobbit series. Though of course, there were earlier spikes, like R-rated movies and the video nasties.

    Could it be demographic in some way? Average older age, or less children, or different ethnic composition?


    but it will inevitably be Jewish directors
     
    Was recently thinking about a politically incorrect experiment: Could one use machine learning to recognize Jewish movies?

    When I am watching a movie, I often feel I can recognize that it was scripted or plotted by Jews. It is a lot of different things, in no particular order:

    1.) Excessive romance for an urban environment/fear or dislike of rural
    2.) Strange insertions of politics/political words (like "fascism" or "Franco" in a movie in '90s NYC.)
    3.) What I would call "verbal tilt" Noticeably too much dialogue. Sometimes (though less true today) too many big words spoken too quickly - highlighting an unrealism. No or very few moments of silence.
    4.) What I would call transgressions on the family. This is a broad category that includes many things like divorce, or unmarried people living together, or switching partners.

    And there are many other things too. I don't think it would be possible to get 100% accurate categorizations. To some degree I wonder how much it could be something like "people living in NYC" or "people with verbal tilt" or with "chutzpah." Then there is the problem of categorizing involvement (things like producer vs. director vs. writer) and non-Jews tailoring to the Jewish environment.

    Of course, one major difficulty is that a lot of movies are Jewish movies, so hard to falsify. There are foreign films but they may have their own cultural/HBD differences.

    But I think some percentage of movies, say 10-15% or higher of Hollywood movies might be possible to be classify with very high accuracy.

    Replies: @LatW

  282. @Beckow
    @Coconuts


    It is Slavs settling the ancestral lands of the British, Dutch and French.
     
    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.

    the Welsh invading your lands serious?
     
    Not really...:) I was mocking that moron Philip Owen who claims to be Welsh...

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us, it is being overrun by the former colonial subjects. The infusion of 10 million Ukies will slow it down. The atavistic hatred of Slavs among many in the West is often right under the surface, it is self-defeating. It weakens you.

    Recently a fairly high-level Westie told me the Russian perfidy is caused by that 'damn primitive Slav blood, they have always been like that'. I gently pointed out that I am also a Slav, so he caught himself and said: "oh, but you people have a lot of German heritage". Do we? He was serious. Just precious.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Coconuts

    Yeah, because we won WW2. It was the last war in Europe and we are living in the post-WW2 settlement. Cold War was not a war, it was a form of a ceasefire.

    Yeah, did you win any medals during the campaigns?

    I know the EU accession for EE countries brought free movement of labour, this brought people from the East in search of economic opportunities. You are right, I did forget about the Soviet Union’s role in the creation of this labour pool. And in inspiring neo-liberalism and free movement of people…

    And everything else in the ‘post-WW2 settlement’?

    But seriously, the West is not salvageable without us…

    Are you being ironic?

    • Replies: @Gerard1234
    @Coconuts


    I know the EU accession for EE countries brought free movement of labour, this brought people from the East in search of economic opportunities.
     
    Absurd silliness. Millions of Turks, Indians, Pakistanis, Syrians, Africans, Chinese, plenty of Moldovans .....throughout 1991-2010 plenty of very educated Russians were living and working in the EU.
    Plenty Albanians/Kosovans working there. They of course are not in the EU

    If you used your brain - then completely forgetting that Russian gas and oil at cheaper prices to the west, Russia becoming sole debtor from all the different countries of the USSR, ,eliminating much of Warsaw Pact countries debt was essential part of EU development and legacy of Soviet education system was a large role in enhanced western prosperity in the 1990's........you would know EU accession was a sign of working hard as a country and achieving technical standards in products, services, safety. Achieving legal standards in the court and law enforcement system which would result in corruption being reduced and foreign companies want to invest there, build factories, create jobs etc. Adopt western business practices. It had nothing to do with the current freakshow of EU "accession" that has nothing to do with those principles for 404, Moldova and Gruzia.

    Now the situation is reversing - those states that in their souls most European elites never wanted to join as they didn't think were European like them - Poland ( too useless) and Bulgaria/Romania ( too Ottoman) , but in their heads thought that the labour market was too important to miss out on........will be re-realising why they never thought these countries "European" initially.

    Replies: @AnonfromTN, @Coconuts

    , @Beckow
    @Coconuts


    Are you being ironic?
     
    Yes....:)

    But not about the impact of Slavs on slowing down the demographic self-destruction in the Western Europe.

    We won WW2: Poland moved West, so did Croatia and Slovenia. 10 million Germans also moved West expelled from Central-Eastern Europe. If you look at Europe pre-WW2 and after-WW2 it was unquestionably a huge win for all Slavic nations and a big loss for Germans and their allies.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Coconuts

  283. @songbird
    @LatW


    my solidarity with Western Europeans (not to mention Americans) will depend on their solidarity with me.
     
    IMO, when EEs say this it seems quite indistinguishable from Israelis saying it, shockingly so.

    Which in your circles is not even a zero, but actually negative.
     
    Would like to see this war over before it gets to a million dead Slavs.

    made me think a lot about ethnicity, I concluded that the genes are not enough)
     
    This is very true. Strangely, it may be only through observing wokes that one can come to a true understanding of nationalism.

    As is often the case, I think language falls short. We would be better off with terms of identity that implicitly include loyalty.

    In today's environment, any nation needs some mechanism of punishment or exclusion for the consanguineous but disloyal. Am sure vast numbers of the woke would fall in line, if they faced the slightest personal cost for disloyalty.

    That said, it is really shocking how shameless foreigners are about calling natives racists. Completely shameless. And very frequently so.

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have called you a “pseudo-Celt”
     
    My Irish ancestors would have primarily thought of themselves as Gaels. They felt a strong connection to the Scots, recognizing the Latin meaning of the word. Am not sure the perception of a connection to the French is as old, but it is several hundred years old. IIRC, it caused Belgians to be wary of and hate the Irish who were in their country.

    Celt is probably an exonym. But really all these terms probably are: German, Slav. But they are still useful, IMO.

    I don't know how meaningful all of these connections really are in a direct sense, but in the abstract, I think Europe needs supra-national bonds of blood. Whether or not valid in themselves, these terms could lead to others that are.

    Replies: @A123, @LatW, @Coconuts

    In France they have the Institut Iliade that works on this, it is a kind of off-shoot of the New Right movement. They tend to follow the Indo-European and Roman/Hellenistic angle of the New Right, but not exclusively now.

    [MORE]

    https://institut-iliade.com/

    Mostly it looks like it is only in French at the moment.

    They have some interesting articles:

    https://institut-iliade.com/europe-occident-un-rappel-necessaire-sur-le-sens-et-la-priorite-du-combat-pour-la-renaissance-de-la-civilisation-europeenne/

    https://institut-iliade.com/europa-en-het-westen/

    On the concept of Europe vs. the West. It is only translated into Dutch so far (for the Belgians?)

    • Replies: @songbird
    @Coconuts

    Thanks. I recently saw a UN regional map of Europe, and it looked very strange to me. (They have an official one.)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme_for_Europe

    Northern Europe was Ireland, Britain, the Balts, Scandis, and Finland.

    Western Europe was France, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany and Austria.

    They say this division is for statistical convenience and doesn't represent cultural zones. But I couldn't help but feel that it was intentional in some way to separate the UK from a concept of Western Europe. Part of some nefarious plot.

    , @LatW
    @Coconuts

    Thanks for that link, I see our friend David Engels as one of the speakers in the video. 😊

    Replies: @Coconuts

  284. Sean says:
    @Mr. Hack
    @John Johnson

    More Russian conspiracy theories that go awry and totally off the rails. This is the kind of stuff that I fear Prof. TN watches in his spare time and uses to form his opinions. :-)

    Dr. No should stay in his bunker and not be seen in public!

    Don't know what Sean's follow-up comment has to do with this Crocus Hill conspiracy theory extravaganza?...

    Replies: @Sean

    https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2024/04/biggest-threat-freedom-west-liberalism-itself-john-gray

    The attempted shutdown of the National Conservatism Conference by police in Brussels made for a diverting spectacle. Staged at the centre of the European project, the flagrant attack on free speech and association was a piquant commentary on the bien pensant fancy that the European Union is redeeming the dark continent and refounding it on the basis of liberal values. […]

    Yet this was not the only example of creeping authoritarianism. In a separate incident, the former Greek finance minister, left-wing political theorist and pro-Palestine speaker Yanis Varoufakis was prohibited from entering German territory and connecting with public meetings in Germany by video link. Throughout these episodes, the EU was silent.

    Suspending freedom of expression for the sake of liberal values may seem a paradox, but it is not illogical. For latter-day hyper-liberals, free speech is useful only so long as it advances a progressive project. Confronted by criticism, they respond by trying to suppress debate. An ever-widening category of “hate speech” is deployed against any discourse deemed offensive or a risk to public safety.

    The canonical liberal John Stuart Mill is often invoked against censorship of this sort, and it is true that in On Liberty (1859) he argued that free speech must include the freedom to cause offence. But when, in the same essay, he argued that the value of freedom lay in collective well-being or utility, he specified that “it must be utility in the largest sense, grounded on the permanent interests of man as a progressive being”. Free speech had little value if it served reactionary ends.

    Like many other 19th-century liberals, Mill feared the rise of democratic government because he believed it meant empowering an ignorant and tyrannical majority. Time and again, he vilified the torpid masses who were content with traditional ways of living. Keir Starmer and his shadow cabinet seem curiously confident that history is on the side of progressives like themselves. The little we know of what they plan to do in office involves a further devolution of authority to institutions led by technocrats and lawyers. Behind the scenes, Tony Blair is promoting a model of governance in which democracy figures as an inconvenient afterthought.

    The persisting influence of hyper-liberal extremism in professedly centrist parties invites a dangerous blowback. […]

  285. Bashibuzuk says:
    @LatW
    @songbird

    You know what's funny...

    You just made me watch the sauna scene - I'd never seen it before (because when I first saw the trailer, the movie seemed kind of scary and clearly appeared too brutal and promised to be too difficult to watch, so it scared me off), having seen it now I have to take back my words that it is "bad" - meaning, it is bad in the sense of how crazy it is, but it is somewhat well acted, I suppose.

    You start to understand why he was nude - he's actually playing a Russian gangster or a hitman who's being attacked in a sauna by other Russian gangsters. The movie is called Eastern Promises and he has a pravoslav church tattood on his back (probably shouldn't write this stuff during the Pravoslav Easter). Anyway, him being nude is just a way to show his vulnerability vis a vis those guys who attack him. It's a very primal scene. It's so deliberately intense that it made me laugh. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not cray cray (totally is and insanely violent, in a real Russia mafia altercation it wouldn't be that crazy, although it is true that they used to hang out in the sauna a lot).

    Replies: @songbird, @Bashibuzuk

    The church tattooed on the back of a vor means that the person did time and was part of the Blatnoy community, not just a regular muzhik inmate. The number of cupolas is the number of years. After a few years they used to tattoo a monastery.

    I saw the movie when it was released, just another klyukva by a Jewish movie maker who is probably of an ancestry that goes back to the Russian Empire. For me the funniest part of the movie was not even the banya Gay domination wrestling scene, it was the female character riding an Ural motorcycle because her daddy supposedly couldn’t live without. An Ural motorcycle without a sidecar, just plain ridiculous… Развесистая клюква

    http://lurklurk.com/%D0%9A%D0%BB%D1%8E%D0%BA%D0%B2%D0%B0

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk


    just another klyukva by a Jewish movie maker
     
    Another "cranberry"? Never heard that expression before??...

    Replies: @songbird

  286. Netanyahu’s natal chart:

    -intensely masculine features and physique
    -physically attractive; sort of a masculine pretty boy
    -dark complexion
    -low hairline that badly recedes in middle age
    -thin eyes
    -thick eyebrows with a strong brow ridge
    -strong jawline
    -straight lips that are in a perpetual smirk
    -detail oriented, highly organized, multi tasker
    -diligent student
    -excellent writer; strong communicator in general
    -highly charming
    -tireless work ethic
    -become widely known at a “mature age” (whatever that means)
    -arrogant but with low self confidence underneath; get walked all over in your professional life; not very popular with or even respected by, your professional colleagues
    -born leader; easily rise up the ranks to attain positions of authority; professionally and financially successful
    -morning person
    -strong and fit; good at sports; high energy
    -daddy’s boy
    -paranoid, anxious, indecisive
    -career oriented mother who ruled the family home; she was nurturing but the relationship was difficult
    -failed first marriage

    some of that stuff is definitely true, some I just don’t know. Not very specific, though. I know that Bibi was a daddy’s boy but I don’t know anything about his mother or his relationship with her.

    I thought the Putin one was better. I wanted to do one for Zelensky and Shoigu but I can’t find their birth times

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    For Kozhuget Shoigu (or is it Shoigu Kozhuget ?) you better use the Chinese horoscope. 🙂

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

  287. @Greasy William
    Netanyahu's natal chart:

    -intensely masculine features and physique
    -physically attractive; sort of a masculine pretty boy
    -dark complexion
    -low hairline that badly recedes in middle age
    -thin eyes
    -thick eyebrows with a strong brow ridge
    -strong jawline
    -straight lips that are in a perpetual smirk
    -detail oriented, highly organized, multi tasker
    -diligent student
    -excellent writer; strong communicator in general
    -highly charming
    -tireless work ethic
    -become widely known at a "mature age" (whatever that means)
    -arrogant but with low self confidence underneath; get walked all over in your professional life; not very popular with or even respected by, your professional colleagues
    -born leader; easily rise up the ranks to attain positions of authority; professionally and financially successful
    -morning person
    -strong and fit; good at sports; high energy
    -daddy's boy
    -paranoid, anxious, indecisive
    -career oriented mother who ruled the family home; she was nurturing but the relationship was difficult
    -failed first marriage

    some of that stuff is definitely true, some I just don't know. Not very specific, though. I know that Bibi was a daddy's boy but I don't know anything about his mother or his relationship with her.

    I thought the Putin one was better. I wanted to do one for Zelensky and Shoigu but I can't find their birth times

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    For Kozhuget Shoigu (or is it Shoigu Kozhuget ?) you better use the Chinese horoscope. 🙂

    • Replies: @Bashibuzuk
    @Bashibuzuk

    https://youtu.be/TOTY4mazFdw?feature=shared

    Kozhuget in his younger years (for those who understand Russian).

    BTW, the dude had killed an endangered (Amur ?) tiger, what a fu..ing moron. In Soviet times he would have done time for that. And in October 1993, he was the one who armed the Moscow Noviop mob with the guns from the Civil Defence reserve (the ones which were stocked for the nuclear war / invasion). The mob ended up doing the death squad dirty work after the coup killing hundreds of people, mostly the young Commie and nationalist activists. They targeted the young to prevent them from opposing the regime in the future.

    Later on, he used the airplanes of the Ministry of Exceptional Situations (that was the name of the ministry under his command) to bring heroine from Tadjikistan. The planes weren’t searched or cleared by the customs at the airports. A lot of the heroine was re-exported to EU through the Leningrad region ports that were under the control of Putin’s close circle and the Tambov mob. The money from this trafficking was laundered through the shell companies in Cyprus (I personally knew someone in Moscow who did that laundering for Shoigu and his gang).

    Bottom line, Kozhuget is a pure and unadulterated Noviop scum. No need for an horoscope to know that.

    Replies: @QCIC, @Mr. Hack, @AP, @Philip Owen

  288. @Coconuts
    @songbird

    In France they have the Institut Iliade that works on this, it is a kind of off-shoot of the New Right movement. They tend to follow the Indo-European and Roman/Hellenistic angle of the New Right, but not exclusively now.



    https://institut-iliade.com/

    Mostly it looks like it is only in French at the moment.

    They have some interesting articles:

    https://institut-iliade.com/europe-occident-un-rappel-necessaire-sur-le-sens-et-la-priorite-du-combat-pour-la-renaissance-de-la-civilisation-europeenne/

    https://institut-iliade.com/europa-en-het-westen/

    On the concept of Europe vs. the West. It is only translated into Dutch so far (for the Belgians?)

    Replies: @songbird, @LatW

    Thanks. I recently saw a UN regional map of Europe, and it looked very strange to me. (They have an official one.)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme_for_Europe

    Northern Europe was Ireland, Britain, the Balts, Scandis, and Finland.

    Western Europe was France, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany and Austria.

    They say this division is for statistical convenience and doesn’t represent cultural zones. But I couldn’t help but feel that it was intentional in some way to separate the UK from a concept of Western Europe. Part of some nefarious plot.

  289. Bashibuzuk says:
    @Bashibuzuk
    @Greasy William

    For Kozhuget Shoigu (or is it Shoigu Kozhuget ?) you better use the Chinese horoscope. 🙂

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk

    Kozhuget in his younger years (for those who understand Russian).

    BTW, the dude had killed an endangered (Amur ?) tiger, what a fu..ing moron. In Soviet times he would have done time for that. And in October 1993, he was the one who armed the Moscow Noviop mob with the guns from the Civil Defence reserve (the ones which were stocked for the nuclear war / invasion). The mob ended up doing the death squad dirty work after the coup killing hundreds of people, mostly the young Commie and nationalist activists. They targeted the young to prevent them from opposing the regime in the future.

    Later on, he used the airplanes of the Ministry of Exceptional Situations (that was the name of the ministry under his command) to bring heroine from Tadjikistan. The planes weren’t searched or cleared by the customs at the airports. A lot of the heroine was re-exported to EU through the Leningrad region ports that were under the control of Putin’s close circle and the Tambov mob. The money from this trafficking was laundered through the shell companies in Cyprus (I personally knew someone in Moscow who did that laundering for Shoigu and his gang).

    Bottom line, Kozhuget is a pure and unadulterated Noviop scum. No need for an horoscope to know that.

    • Thanks: Mr. Hack, Philip Owen
    • Replies: @QCIC
    @Bashibuzuk

    Do you think Shoigu has any active military role or is he merely a figurehead?

    Are he and Putin allies or frenemies?

    , @Mr. Hack
    @Bashibuzuk

    The current news is that Putler is placing Shoigu on a very short leash right now, especially since the Ukies have recently bombed and destroyed 5-6 large ammo dumps in Ukraine. A buddy of Shoigu's was recently convicted of some large scale corruption too. I think that the large scale anticipated bombing and destruction of the Kerch bridge will finally seal his doom - it couldn't happen to a "nicer" guy.

    Replies: @Mr. Hack, @Sean, @John Johnson, @Derer

    , @AP
    @Bashibuzuk

    Thanks for the excellent background for these creatures.

    , @Philip Owen
    @Bashibuzuk

    That's a decent but not outstanding flat with good ordinary furniture for the time. They obviously live there. He was keeping the cash in the bank.

    Your claim about trading in heroin is intriguing. A lot came from Uzbekistan through Samara too according to an FSB colonel of my acquaintance. Presumably, that would have been a different gang.

    I have often wondered why night club bouncer Dominic Cummings (the campaign manager for Brexit) was in Samara. He was apparently setting up an airline (illegal for foreigners at the time) with direct flights to Vienna. Only one flight ever took off and the only passenger was left behind. Cummings is very pro Russian. Does he need to be?

    Replies: @Bashibuzuk, @LondonBob