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(The Times of India)   Vlad the Putin isn't grabbing his ankles yet but he's starting to feel the push-back from the sanctions over Crimea   (economictimes.indiatimes.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-22 12:01:37 PM  
Good.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-03-22 12:03:34 PM  
Sure, but he isn't going to grab his ankles.  It's not hurting him, he'll just ride it out.
 
2014-03-22 12:16:00 PM  
Can someone post a link not requiring a login?
 
2014-03-22 12:16:05 PM  
Huh. I was kind of surprised at how little Russian gas is actually imported into Europe. Listening to some, I got the sense Russia was keeping Europe warm in the winter. From that chart it looks like only the former Soviet countries are really dependent on Moscow and I bet the rest of the EU could find a way to get gas to them. Huh.

MOAR SANCTIONS!
 
2014-03-22 12:38:55 PM  

ginandbacon: Huh. I was kind of surprised at how little Russian gas is actually imported into Europe. Listening to some, I got the sense Russia was keeping Europe warm in the winter. From that chart it looks like only the former Soviet countries are really dependent on Moscow and I bet the rest of the EU could find a way to get gas to them. Huh.

MOAR SANCTIONS!


The Germans in particular took the lessons of the Russian gas embargoes pretty seriously, but there still a long ways away from energy independence.
 
2014-03-22 12:50:24 PM  
Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.
 
2014-03-22 01:16:59 PM  

themindiswatching: Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.


He is pioneering doublethink. Won't be long now before big brother and all that stuff.
 
2014-03-22 01:19:20 PM  
The last thing we need is a furious Fuhrer.
 
2014-03-22 01:22:13 PM  

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

 
2014-03-22 01:28:08 PM  

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?


Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?


Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

 
2014-03-22 01:32:51 PM  

cman: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

 
2014-03-22 01:34:56 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: The last thing we need is a furious Fuhrer.


You never see Obama and Hitler in the same room.. coincidence?
 
2014-03-22 01:39:23 PM  

ginandbacon: I bet the rest of the EU could find a way to get gas to them.


That's why the fracking rush is on. The suits can't wait to export it.
 
2014-03-22 01:41:33 PM  

TemperedEdge: ginandbacon: I bet the rest of the EU could find a way to get gas to them.

That's why the fracking rush is on. The suits can't wait to export it.


Which suits, the ones at Pearson-Specter or the ones at the FBI at White Collar Crime? USA has got some good shows indeed
 
2014-03-22 01:43:01 PM  

cman: TemperedEdge: ginandbacon: I bet the rest of the EU could find a way to get gas to them.

That's why the fracking rush is on. The suits can't wait to export it.

Which suits, the ones at Pearson-Specter or the ones at the FBI at White Collar Crime? USA has got some good shows indeed


Please let it be the PS ones...I freaking love that show.
 
2014-03-22 01:44:12 PM  

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?


Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting
 
2014-03-22 01:44:15 PM  

vpb: Sure, but he isn't going to grab his ankles.  It's not hurting him, he'll just ride it out.


It is hurting some very powerful people in his country who, shall we say, have no issues with hurting others.
 
2014-03-22 01:44:17 PM  
Remember the old days when Fark wouldn't allow links requiring registration? I can't.
 
2014-03-22 01:46:21 PM  

RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting


Also, if you run out of NYT views for the month, just copy the link and open it in a private window in Firefox.
 
2014-03-22 01:48:45 PM  

seelorq: cman: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?


Works fine for me, but then again I'm burning incense from the Lama Temple in Beijing.

/pretty cool place if you've ever been there
 
2014-03-22 01:57:43 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: themindiswatching: Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.

He is pioneering doublethink. Won't be long now before big brother and all that stuff.


Ha ha ha ha, you two are cute.

Eat a salad.
 
2014-03-22 02:08:45 PM  

germ78: Remember the old days when Fark wouldn't allow links requiring registration? I can't.


The fat but efficient mods of Fark's past are not just fat.
 
2014-03-22 02:10:11 PM  

germ78: Remember the old days when Fark wouldn't allow links requiring registration? I can't.


And they never greenlit repeat articles.
 
2014-03-22 02:15:32 PM  

RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting


Appreciate the info, but how are we supposed to know what the title is if we can't access the article? We just start guessing the keywords and hope we get enough correct so the NYT article appears on the first page of the search?

This is not how FARK is supposed to work.

Subby fail.
 
2014-03-22 02:16:05 PM  

rjakobi: antidisestablishmentarianism: themindiswatching: Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.

He is pioneering doublethink. Won't be long now before big brother and all that stuff.

Ha ha ha ha, you two are cute.

Eat a salad.


I don't get it. Are you dispensing good advice as some sort of insult?
 
2014-03-22 02:16:42 PM  
Link works now...thanks, FARK.
 
2014-03-22 02:19:13 PM  
Wishful thinking.  Putin is done with takeovers (for now), but not because he is afraid of any sanctions. I imagine he is actually surprised at how tepid the response was the West was.  I am guessing he was bracing for something a little more forceful.  I can actually see this from Russia's point of view.   They were leasing their one warm water port from a nation that had a leader aligned with them, but once that guy was thrown out and Ukraine made a move west, they had to act.  Ukraine as part of NATO meant the land their one warm water naval base on was in NATO controlled territory....enemy controlled territory.   Couldn't let that happen.  Had to make Sevastopol Russian.   I don't think the Russian troops amassing on the border is anything more than flexing.  They are done for now, regardless of what the West does, or doesn't do, as they have accomplished their immediate goal.
 
2014-03-22 02:19:45 PM  
For those who can't get to the article: generally, the important part of the article: Russian oligarchs, like, totally shaking in their boots, but they just pledge more undying support for Putin.

"...billionaires and millionaires who have prospered in the Russia that emerged under Mr. Putin's rule - have not shown signs of breaking ranks, either, since the prospects of sanctions first arose."

"Despite the threat of diplomatic isolation and sanctions, the return of Crimea 60 years after the Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev transferred it to the administrative control of Ukraine has been greeted with overwhelming popular and political support that has sent Mr. Putin's ratings soaring to the highest level in five years."

*shrug*
 
2014-03-22 02:27:35 PM  

fenianfark: RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting

Also, if you run out of NYT views for the month, just copy the link and open it in a private window in Firefox.


I think clearing your cookies/history or something works as well.
 
2014-03-22 02:30:55 PM  

RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting


Good to know. I'm on a tablet this weekend so that sort of work-around is aggravating.
 
2014-03-22 02:37:33 PM  
"Pravda on the Hudson"
 
2014-03-22 02:50:05 PM  
Ukraine's east rallies for secession referendum

http://www.theguardian.com/world/feedarticle/11258282
 
2014-03-22 02:51:23 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Wishful thinking.  Putin is done with takeovers (for now), but not because he is afraid of any sanctions. I imagine he is actually surprised at how tepid the response was the West was.  I am guessing he was bracing for something a little more forceful.  I can actually see this from Russia's point of view.   They were leasing their one warm water port from a nation that had a leader aligned with them, but once that guy was thrown out and Ukraine made a move west, they had to act.  Ukraine as part of NATO meant the land their one warm water naval base on was in NATO controlled territory....enemy controlled territory.   Couldn't let that happen.  Had to make Sevastopol Russian.   I don't think the Russian troops amassing on the border is anything more than flexing.  They are done for now, regardless of what the West does, or doesn't do, as they have accomplished their immediate goal.


Doesn't matter if he's done or not. He's given the West all the excuse needed to castrate Russian interests in the global marketplace for a long time.

Russia is running headlong to the east now, but CHINA controls the east and they're not about to share with Russia.

The most Russia can hope for now is a vassal role to China and pray China doesn't invade Siberia on a pretext of protecting the Han Chinese.
 
2014-03-22 02:54:31 PM  
The Russians want their empire back and are used to being poor.
 
2014-03-22 03:17:29 PM  
Not yet, but, give it some time. He's been indulged for a while because his antics ensure that Russia's wealthy have made big bucks on trade, particularly energy trade, even as his country's infrastructure suffers. (Sounds vaguely familiar, actually...) Now that Russia's GDP is starting to crash as a result of his abject stupidity in forming a new Soviet Union, his masters are warming the lube and chilling the butt plug for Pooty-Poot.

Just give it some time.
 
2014-03-22 03:17:43 PM  

seelorq: RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting

Appreciate the info, but how are we supposed to know what the title is if we can't access the article? We just start guessing the keywords and hope we get enough correct so the NYT article appears on the first page of the search?

This is not how FARK is supposed to work.

Subby fail.


Look at the URL... the title of the article is almost always within
 
2014-03-22 03:20:36 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: rjakobi: antidisestablishmentarianism: themindiswatching: Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.

He is pioneering doublethink. Won't be long now before big brother and all that stuff.

Ha ha ha ha, you two are cute.

Eat a salad.

I don't get it. Are you dispensing good advice as some sort of insult?


He thinks he's Dennis farking Miller
 
2014-03-22 03:20:38 PM  

yakmans_dad: The A small subset of deluded conservative Russians want their failed empire back and are used to exploiting the vast majority of Russia's being poor for their own gain.

FTFY. Watch how this situation falls flat after the end of this month, when the financial results for this quarter's damage roll in. Russia's wealth inequity is one of the worst in the world, and when their wealthy bastards start losing real money because of Pooty-Poot's antics, you'll see some real fun.
 
2014-03-22 03:22:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-22 03:24:57 PM  
All of  you farkers are slipping. Five minutes and I figured someone has had this problem and found a work-around. Five more minutes of entering random crap into the Times Userid / Password and bam, got in.

Userid: balls
Password: balls

For real. Enjoy.
 
2014-03-22 03:47:06 PM  
Infernalist:Doesn't matter if he's done or not. He's given the West all the excuse needed to castrate Russian interests in the global marketplace for a long time.

Russia is running headlong to the east now, but CHINA controls the east and they're not about to share with Russia.

The most Russia can hope for now is a vassal role to China and pray China doesn't invade Siberia on a pretext of protecting the Han Chinese.


Look at a map. If he decides to openly annex the Baltics, the -Stans, or Belarus, there's dick-all the West can do to stop him. The Russian military isn't what the Soviet military was, but it's still more than strong enough to conquer all of those states. Germany and Poland aren't nuclear, so they could resist, but there's simply no way the US risks a head-to-head confrontation with Russia over states that have historically been well within the Russian sphere of interest. Particularly since geography is entirely against us. Economic sanctions and the like are the strongest form of suasion we have here. 

China won't go north because Russia would immediately go nuclear. They would have no choice. And even if they didn't, Siberia is still Siberia - cold as balls, more or less lacking in roads, and able to swallow entire armies without a burp; China would spend 30 years and trillions there to get what? A few tens of billions worth of resources? It's not like the main Han populations are going to colonize.
 
2014-03-22 03:54:19 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: rjakobi: antidisestablishmentarianism: themindiswatching: Doesn't matter. Obama is still simultaneously a limpwrist and a dictator.

He is pioneering doublethink. Won't be long now before big brother and all that stuff.

Ha ha ha ha, you two are cute.

Eat a salad.

I don't get it. Are you dispensing good advice as some sort of insult?


Yeah, I didn't get that comment either.
 
2014-03-22 03:59:37 PM  

veale728: seelorq: RevCarter: Techhell: Can someone post a link not requiring a login?

Any NYT piece can be accessed by searching for the title of the article on google and clicking that link. In order to facilitate full-article searchability, the version of NYT articles that google sees do not require a login.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+Sanctions+Start%2C+Russia+Feels+a+Sting

Appreciate the info, but how are we supposed to know what the title is if we can't access the article? We just start guessing the keywords and hope we get enough correct so the NYT article appears on the first page of the search?

This is not how FARK is supposed to work.

Subby fail.

Look at the URL... the title of the article is almost always within


D'oh...
 
2014-03-22 04:07:09 PM  
The average Russian loves to cheer on a leader who acts tough and badass on the world stage.  Of course, if it came down to it, the average Russian would much rather have a modest pay increase, a chance for better education for his kids, a system less rigged to tip all of the money into the pockets of a handful of kleptomaniacs.  But the chance of that is nil, so he raises his fist and cheers on national badassness, because that's about all he has to compensate for his feeling of being at the bottom of the dogpile and helpless to do anything about it.

TOTALLY different from America.  TOTALLY.
 
2014-03-22 04:56:59 PM  
Once again, the brilliant and strong Putin has put Obambi in his place.  This Global Chessmaster has ruthlessly seized Crimea from the feckless Obozo.  Putin knows that the Ukraine is weak.  Ukraine is ripe for the taking.  Putin thinks it's time to put the hurt on the Ukraine.
 
2014-03-22 05:13:55 PM  
I predict a year from today the folks insisting we won will keep insisting we won. The folks saying we lost will keep saying we lost.

And Russia will still possess Crimea.
 
2014-03-22 05:22:02 PM  
Once he grabs the rest of Ukraine he'll break even.
 
2014-03-22 05:29:06 PM  

Mrbogey: I predict a year from today the folks insisting we won will keep insisting we won. The folks saying we lost will keep saying we lost.

And Russia will still possess Crimea.


How many billions does Russia have to lose before it stops being a mark in the win column?
 
2014-03-22 05:40:17 PM  
Ok, we have all of these people who seem to be spoiling for war with Russia. not in here but congress and the like. So here is what I propose. To finance a build up we immediately impose a 45% tax on everything made above ten millions dollars per year. 55% on everything made above fifty five million dollars per year. Also if you have a net worth of greater than one billion dollars you have an additional ten percent surcharge. Also to allow for adequate homeland defense. All citizens from the age of 18-45 after attending six to day weekend training sessions are allowed to purchase an M-16 chambered in 5.56 with whatever accessories you chose. After 18 months of training and designation you can purchase a M-249. To maintain ownership you must continue to go to regular militia meeting. A minimum of 9 weekends per year. You will also be required to purchase 4 pairs of OD Green Uniforms, 2 pair of tactical boots, black, 1 Back pack in green or black, a sleeping bag that is arctic rated, and a 1-2 person tent. This is organizing the unorganized militia. All items purchased for militia purposes will be tax deductible. If you have prior military experience you will be in charge of others. Older Military ordnance will be made available for militia training.
 
2014-03-22 05:50:49 PM  
Be careful. He may not be grabbing his ankles but is reaching for a shank hidden in his sock.

www.firetoys.co.uk
 
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