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  • An interesting development ..... the Nationalist Party President of Bosnia, Milorad Dodic has said it cannot join in EU sanctions imposed on Russia. Milorad Dodik told European Council President Charles Michel on Friday that Bosnia needs to maintain neutrality and not join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Dodik, is a Serb member of the country’s crazy three-man inter-ethnic presidency that evolved at the late 90s end of hostilities in the Balkans.

    Not a big deal in the big scheme of things but I've mentioned up thread that the emergence of "clans" (ostensibly ethnic Ukrainians and Russians) in the Donbas region of Ukraine wanting their particular agendas advanced as they try to assert political control brings to mind the very tenuous political situation in the Balkans. Historically, the only guy to somewhat unite the many ethnic groups in this part of the world was Tito, a dominating figure and autocrat. Russian history is rife with disputes involving the Slaves of western Russian and Ukraine.

    This is a really good account of Ukraine's changing boarders over 5 centuries. The hypothesis is that Putin is stupidly overturning what Lenin fully understood about Ukraine - make it larger, not smaller. In short: a smaller Ukraine is a pro-Western Ukraine. If Putin wants his largest Slavic neighbor to be aligned with its geopolitical aims, he should take a page out of Lenin’s playbook and Make Ukraine Greater Again. Removing predominantly Russophone and Russophile regions from Ukraine (the Donbas region connecting through Odessa to Crimea) will create a geopolitical paradox for Russia: the more of Ukraine Russia absorbs, the smaller the chance of what remains of Ukraine ever being Moscow-friendly again.

    https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/ukraine-lenin-putin/
    There is such a thing as redemption. Maybe we're seeing one. We just saw it!!!. M 42, OSU 27. 11/27/21.

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    • well the sussman trial will be a hung jury. 3 democratic donors on the jury including one that said he would strive for impartiality along with a mom whos daughter and sussmans daughter are teamates.

      but a couple things regarding hillary and obama hopefully are fleshed out during the trial
      Hillary approved the smear without any evidence and obama legitimized it

      "The coverup began after the election when outgoing President Barack Obama instructed his spy chiefs to legitimize Clinton’s lie with a government document (the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment) finding that Russia had supported Trump’s candidacy. As a result, Obama and top U.S. officials in partnership with the press embedded the collusion lie in the official record."

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      • China has problems. This year the US is projected to outgrow China for the first time since 1976

        https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ime-since-1976

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        • China has lots and lots of problems. Aside from being ruled by genocidal dictator.

          As Buchanan noted, part of China's problems is their Covid-Zero policies. Should have taken a page from the Book of DeSantis on that one, boys.
          Last edited by iam416; May 20, 2022, 03:24 PM.
          Dan Patrick: What was your reaction to [Urban Meyer being hired]?
          Brady Hoke: You know.....not....good.

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          • Well, yes it does .......Xi had a good plan in letting China's tech sector grow. He had a shitty idea when he reigned it in along with stifling any sniff of capital markets in both China and Honk Kong.

            I find it a bit comical - although the costs to us in the west are huge - that Xi is running into the same shit his communist predecessors ran into managing that huge place. There has to be some level of free market capitalism (see Vietnam) to sustain the communists in power. Seems like a paradox but that necessity is being proven over and over in those few countries that are pure communist states.

            Along with the high priced (to the west) comedy edition of As the World Turns," Putin - not a communist but rather a fascist dictator now - has managed to humiliate himself in Ukraine (so far, he may still pull something out there). He's single handedly turned a vibrant Russian society immersed in the arts, science and literature, as well as a citizenry that enjoyed buying western shit that was freely available, into a drab Stalinesque portrait of life inside that country in the 40s and 50s.

            That time of Russian history was filled with famine and want among the proletariat - coveted for their labor and then squandered to enforce centralization - and excess among the élite; a lot like Czarist Russia before the1917 revolution. Way to go Vlad. I've got no sympathy you fucker.
            There is such a thing as redemption. Maybe we're seeing one. We just saw it!!!. M 42, OSU 27. 11/27/21.

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            • Originally posted by Jeff Buchanan View Post
              An interesting development ..... the Nationalist Party President of Bosnia, Milorad Dodic has said it cannot join in EU sanctions imposed on Russia. Milorad Dodik told European Council President Charles Michel on Friday that Bosnia needs to maintain neutrality and not join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Dodik, is a Serb member of the country’s crazy three-man inter-ethnic presidency that evolved at the late 90s end of hostilities in the Balkans.

              Not a big deal in the big scheme of things but I've mentioned up thread that the emergence of "clans" (ostensibly ethnic Ukrainians and Russians) in the Donbas region of Ukraine wanting their particular agendas advanced as they try to assert political control brings to mind the very tenuous political situation in the Balkans. Historically, the only guy to somewhat unite the many ethnic groups in this part of the world was Tito, a dominating figure and autocrat. Russian history is rife with disputes involving the Slaves of western Russian and Ukraine.

              This is a really good account of Ukraine's changing boarders over 5 centuries. The hypothesis is that Putin is stupidly overturning what Lenin fully understood about Ukraine - make it larger, not smaller. In short: a smaller Ukraine is a pro-Western Ukraine. If Putin wants his largest Slavic neighbor to be aligned with its geopolitical aims, he should take a page out of Lenin’s playbook and Make Ukraine Greater Again. Removing predominantly Russophone and Russophile regions from Ukraine (the Donbas region connecting through Odessa to Crimea) will create a geopolitical paradox for Russia: the more of Ukraine Russia absorbs, the smaller the chance of what remains of Ukraine ever being Moscow-friendly again.

              https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/ukraine-lenin-putin/
              Interesting article. They should go back to the Kievan-Rus before the 1654 date. Ukraine was a lot bigger then and merged with the Rus.

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              • Originally posted by Da Geezer View Post

                Interesting article. They should go back to the Kievan-Rus before the 1654 date. Ukraine was a lot bigger then and merged with the Rus.
                Any time Russians start blathering about historical borders it's a pretty sure thing they don't mean anything BEFORE Peter the Great.

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                • Originally posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
                  He made inflation worse, but the seeds for significant inflation were planted in 2020. A significant portion is beyond the control of the

                  https://news.gallup.com/poll/391733/...nerations.aspx
                  Remember before 2020, when we didn’t have baby food shortages, labor shortages, chip shortages, pregnant men, inflation, transgender 1st graders, and skyrocketing violent! crime? It feels like forever ago, doesn’t it?

                  The Left is destroying Western Society with an alacrity that I never even imagined was possible.
                  Last edited by Hannibal; May 20, 2022, 07:12 PM.

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                  • Can I have 2 of whatever you're taking?

                    Baby food shortage triggered by a recall, labor shortages aggravated by stagnate wages, chip shortages caused by demand downturn during the pandemic, pregnant men (??? WTF is that about? Never heard of such a thing.), inflation caused by product shortages, supply chain issues and pent up demand from the pandemic, transgender 1st graders (??? WTF is that about? Never heard of such a thing.), and skyrocketing violent crime(unaware of that but I haven't followed the statistics).

                    Oh gosh, I forgot, its all Biden's fault.
                    What doesn't kill you gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor.

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                    • pregnant men (??? WTF is that about? Never heard of such a thing.)
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                      I went to Africa to hunt an elephant for its tusks. I finally caught one but I couldn't get the tusks away from him. So, I decided to go to Alabama to get some because in Alabama the Tuscaloosa.

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                      • You are a certifiable moron.
                        Shut the fuck up Donny!

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                        • That is the future of masculinity in the world.
                          I went to Africa to hunt an elephant for its tusks. I finally caught one but I couldn't get the tusks away from him. So, I decided to go to Alabama to get some because in Alabama the Tuscaloosa.

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                          • https://wpde.com/news/nation-world/a...ng-life-choice

                            Get with it Jon.
                            I went to Africa to hunt an elephant for its tusks. I finally caught one but I couldn't get the tusks away from him. So, I decided to go to Alabama to get some because in Alabama the Tuscaloosa.

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                            • Stagnant wages? I was in Traverse City a few weeks ago and past a McDonald’s advertising $21/hour. Huge banners displaying that wage on every side of the building including on the Golden Arches themselves! In fact, at first glance it appeared to be some sort of business called “$21/hour”.

                              Yes, there are supply problems and pent up demand that have contributed to inflation but that pales in significance to a 43% increase in money supply over two years. That started under Trump and was expanded under Biden. Given what we know now, any sane person would realize it’s a bad idea to pass another $3,000,000,000,000 in federal spending but that’s exactly what the Biden Administration wanted to do.

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                              • https://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/us/co...ool/index.html

                                A transgender rights group announced Wednesday that it has filed a discrimination complaint in Colorado on behalf of a first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl.

                                The filing stems from a decision announced last December by officials at Fountain-Fort Carson School District that Coy Mathis could no longer use the girls’ bathroom at Eagleside Elementary.

                                Mother Kathryn Mathis said she and her husband were shocked.

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