Russia on brink of ... NOPE! Russia INVADES Ukraine!

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K1052

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The Balts especially are cracking down on that I hear. Good for them. Mainland Chinese can be even worse, Aussie bogans are none too nice as well I hear.

Oddly enough, Americans are welcomed as desired guests these days; there was some "influencer" shit they didn't appreciate for awhile, but now we're the nice people who don't stay drunk the whole time and tip nice. Quite a change from the 80s and 90s, cracks me up.

The Parisians barely notice us now and save all their anger for the Chinese tourists. I've seen some remarkable hostility but not unearned from how they comport themselves.
 
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Meghan54

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Rude, loud, filthy. About sums up my experience. I'd seen it before in smaller samples, and thought maybe it was just one offs. But this was a LOT of them (majority in our section of the resort) and they were all the same.

When we landed and were waiting to get through airport there were 3 Aeroflot jumbos at the "gates" at the same time.
Wait a minute…you’re saying Russia manage to get three Aeroflot jets flying? At the same time?

Gonna have a stroke.
 

Ajay

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I Got to know some Russian's (due to work) late 90's early aughts. Good ppl, and smart. They were mainly Jews from St. Petersburg - bolted from Russia when the opportunity was good. Wish I stayed in touch. Not tourists of course.
 

Indus

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I Got to know some Russian's (due to work) late 90's early aughts. Good ppl, and smart. They were mainly Jews from St. Petersburg - bolted from Russia when the opportunity was good. Wish I stayed in touch. Not tourists of course.

I don't think you can generalize and say all of them are like that. Or else every American an Elon Musk.
 

Brovane

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When I was in Russia several years back it was impressive how unpleasant the people were. Like they weren't mean to me or anything, it was just a nonstop stream of whining and grievance about how mean everyone was to Russia.

I remember thinking to myself 'what the fuck are you guys thinking? We don't hate you, we barely think about you.' I think that was the biggest takeaway I got from that - Russia is fine with the US hating them, they just want us to pay attention to them because it's very important for Russians to feel significant.

They have a habit of expanding their borders.

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RnR_au

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What is Macron up to?
Macron told allies there would be no need to involve NATO or the US if Russia targeted French troops in Ukraine, according to an official.
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Could Macron be pissed at Russia?

Edit: Seems that one of the biggest national groups in the Foreign Legion are Poles... so I am guessing there may be a high morale factor in the Legion if it was to engage with Russians in Ukraine.
 

zinfamous

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The Balts especially are cracking down on that I hear. Good for them. Mainland Chinese can be even worse, Aussie bogans are none too nice as well I hear.

Oddly enough, Americans are welcomed as desired guests these days; there was some "influencer" shit they didn't appreciate for awhile, but now we're the nice people who don't stay drunk the whole time and tip nice. Quite a change from the 80s and 90s, cracks me up.

In Riga the other week, 300 Russians were detained when they tried to show up and vote for Putin, and 16 were sent packing due to expired VISAs. ....one can only hope they are already in the dirt in Ukraine. Most likely, anyway.
 
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fskimospy

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Russian military ‘almost completely reconstituted,’ US official says.​


The left hand isn't talking with the right hand.
It should be noted that the article says the rest of the US government and all the rest of our allies disagree with that assessment.

Also, if they mean 'reconstituted' in terms of manpower, well they can always mobilize more men. Plainly observable reality shows the catastrophic equipment losses they have suffered have not and cannot be replaced. That's why you see Russia resorting to using T-55s - they've taken too many losses they can't replace.
 

Roger Wilco

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Whether it’s refurbished or fresh off the assembly line, it’s getting vaporized shortly thereafter. Ukraine is where Russian armor goes to die.
 

K1052

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Whether it’s refurbished or fresh off the assembly line, it’s getting vaporized shortly thereafter. Ukraine is where Russian armor goes to die.

And the Soviet storages, while vast, are not unlimited. IFVs may be the bigger problem than tanks right now since they've managed to lose upwards of 300 in the last 30 days. Certainly a way higher rate than can be reactivated so there's going to be availability problems. Fortunately they have plenty of golf carts...
 
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feralkid

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The former city councilor was also facing additional charges of forgery, counterfeiting and obstruction of the judicial system for forging email documents to deceive Rhode Island authorities and his commanding officers at the Barnes Air National Guard Base.



A real class act.

Should fit right in.
 
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gorobei

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this came up in the yt sidebar: general debunk of mearsheimer on ukraine and russia video that the idiots keep trying to bring up.
they go over what actual realism school is, the history up to meidan, the actions of russia that disprove that it was the west that instigated, the flaws in his logic and arguments, and the contradictions with his own previous statements.

i have no previous experience with the content creator but the cited stuff checks out with previous debunks on shearmimer from more established news sources.

should be good if you want ammo to debunk the rus sus bots/bugs that keep trying infest around here. (you can watch at 2x speed with no harm to understandability)
 
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