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FormlessOne: Full of unemployment, pollution and despair - these monoliths are a damning indictment of Russia's the Soviet Union's crumbling economyFTFY. Artificial towns built by the Soviet Union to desperately keep an illusion alive? Not Russia's fault. Russia != Soviet Union. Blaming Russia, today, for the Soviet Union's past failures is like blaming Obama for the recession caused by the Dubya Debacle. Russia merely inherited the problem.
signaljammer: Capitalism doesn't have to be incompatible with regulation; who thinks that a business that needs to harm the environment to function, for example, is really profitable?
machoprogrammer: LarryDan43: Unpossible, Putin is a conservative hero.I doubt it. They hate that he is a commie. His anti-homosexual stance would likely not be enough to sway their opinion
signaljammer: who thinks that a business that needs to harm the environment to function, for example, is really profitable?
Silly_Sot: RussianPooper: [media-files.gathermedia.info image 550x412]Dear extremely stupid waste of DNA: FLINT IS ATYPICAL FOR THE USA AND IT IS WRITTEN OFF AS DEAD BY THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.I realize that you are an idiot, but try to understand that the USA has left behind this model of production and left it behind decades ago.Let me guess, you still whine over the Burning of the Valleys campaign in upstate New York.
Dimensio: I do not understand. The nation of Russia does not allow same-sex marriage, and has even taken measures to make homosexuals unwelcome within the nation. Why, then, is that nation's economy not prosperous?
bbfreak: some_beer_drinker: ...and amurika is any different?Yes. America may have its problems, but it can always rely on not being as bad as Russia.True, we face some of the same problems as them. Aging infrastructure, unemployment, corruption, but none of it is on the scale that the Russian's are facing it.Of course, they are still very much suffering from the effects of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Also, brain drain from the 90's.Meanwhile we are suffering from our own greed. The economy didn't have to crash in 2008, it was totally preventable. Companies didn't have to outsource so much so quickly either, but great American companies like Walmart made sure that that happened. Of course, automation is bringing back manufacturing to the US. Only you need strong math skills now and fewer workers.Anyway, I guess my point is that the US will hit a wall soon enough too. Our failing education system, the rise of automation/robots, and the fact that social mobility in this country is not very good to say the least. Eventually that means we're going to be left with mass unemployment and no jobs unless we do something now. Thanks Republicans.
bratface: Sochi in a few years?http://www.businessinsider.com/abandoned-venues-1984-sarajevo-olympi cs -2013-11?op=1[weburbanist.com image 468x314][www.benkar.se image 800x526]
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