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(NPR)   Why do some Eastern Ukrainisnd want to rejoin Russia? It's less about ethnic ties and more about the fact that the area is basically Ukraine's Detroit and people have forgotten just enough about the "good old days" to be nostalgic for them   (npr.org) divider line 40
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2014-04-10 02:56:38 PM  
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The California Ukrainisnds!
 
2014-04-10 02:58:17 PM  
Nah, it's pretty much because they're all a bunch of Russians that got stuck on the wrong side of the border when the USSR imploded and Russia's worked very hard to keep them over there.

It makes the invading much easier when you can plead 'protecting mah peoples!'
 
2014-04-10 02:58:52 PM  
Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.
 
2014-04-10 02:58:53 PM  
Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?
 
2014-04-10 03:00:29 PM  
Its hard to believe all the people in a country wouldn't have the exact same mindset. As Americans we won't ever have that problem.
 
2014-04-10 03:01:46 PM  

Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?


Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.
 
2014-04-10 03:04:11 PM  

probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.


I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.
 
2014-04-10 03:04:16 PM  
Saw my first rah rah ukraine bumper sticker yesterday afternoon. People are stupid.
 
2014-04-10 03:04:43 PM  
Give Detroit to the Russians, or maybe sell it to China?
 
2014-04-10 03:05:39 PM  
leaps to mind.
 
2014-04-10 03:08:05 PM  

wildcardjack: Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.


You do understand that was over 70 years ago now, and a lot of those people are as much Ukrainians and Russians as you are an American, right?
 
2014-04-10 03:14:26 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.


Or they may thank me to death? Perhaps open up a can of polite-ass?
 
2014-04-10 03:15:25 PM  
What I got from the article is that Russians are being told their cheap Nike hats made in a sweatshop in Bangalore are made in Russia, therefore they are OK to wear with pride while complaining about the evils of capitalism.  That is because swetshops and/or counterfit producers are what communism is about.

/waiting for a 2 ton white fark fish
 
2014-04-10 03:15:48 PM  

Gyrfalcon: wildcardjack: Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.

You do understand that was over 70 years ago now, and a lot of those people are as much Ukrainians and Russians as you are an American, right?


And the refusal of Russia to let those Russians come home after the USSR fell apart?  I imagine you think that's far enough in the past to be hand-waved away, too?
 
2014-04-10 03:23:34 PM  
I heard this on the radio this morning and concluded NPR is just laying the groundwork for our acceptance of Russia invading more of the Ukraine.
 
2014-04-10 03:26:27 PM  
JohnAnnArbor: "I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian."

Unless you want to lead a parade...

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/11/15/colbert-invited-to-join-santa - in-windsor/
 
2014-04-10 03:36:35 PM  

probesport: JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.

Or they may thank me to death? Perhaps open up a can of polite-ass?


This is probably the funniest thing I have see on Fark in a month.  Can of polite-ass indeed!
 
2014-04-10 03:36:40 PM  

wildcardjack: Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.


At present the're the non-uniform troops bussed in by Putin to cause a mess.
They'll keep tearing the place up until the government tries to stop them, then Putin invades under the pretense of being a peacemaker.
 
2014-04-10 03:41:22 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.


I work with dozens of Windsorites who commute into Detroit for work. I know of zero who go in the opposite direction.
 
2014-04-10 03:44:14 PM  
Eastern Ukrainisnd caught sayof. pricipal is he dead 11 champ;ipnsikp[ ringhs
 
2014-04-10 03:46:58 PM  
i.imgur.com

Russia really is like this, right?  I mean, all the wacky videos people share...
 
2014-04-10 03:47:16 PM  
Don';t forget the propaganda.  Russia's been pouring a lot of money and effort into what they call the "information war."  They do this while accusing everyone else of doing it, like any good projection-laden propagandists.

See  Grahor.
 
2014-04-10 03:48:29 PM  
If you listen to the racism of the Pro Russian supporters, you would know this statement is demonstrably false.
 
2014-04-10 03:50:32 PM  
Eastern Ukraine is the nice half. I mean, its still a shiathole (because Ukraine) but Ukraine's Detroit is a little unjust.
 
2014-04-10 03:50:47 PM  
Subby?  Your ethnic headline needs a cleansing.
 
2014-04-10 03:53:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: wildcardjack: Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.

You do understand that was over 70 years ago now, and a lot of those people are as much Ukrainians and Russians as you are an American, right?


That doesn't stop idiots in the South from bellyaching about the Civil War.

/you lost, get over it
//lives in GA
///born in SC
////wife says i don't count as southern because i don't talk funny enough
 
2014-04-10 03:54:50 PM  
Comrade, we could use a man like Joseph Stalin again!
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-10 04:09:27 PM  

probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.


Oh yeah, that's the South Detroit of Don't Stop Believing fame, right?
 
2014-04-10 04:22:20 PM  
Saying Eastern Ukraine is Ukraine's Detroit is actually kind of insulting to Eastern Ukraine, Subby.  Meh, at least Detroit has a baseball team.

Besides, everyone knows Ukraine is weak!


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-10 04:28:30 PM  

TheBigJerk: Don';t forget the propaganda.  Russia's been pouring a lot of money and effort into what they call the "information war."  They do this while accusing everyone else of doing it, like any good projection-laden propagandists.


The Russians have also been pouring "activists" into the Ukraine.

www.planetputin.com

That graffiti says "Dombas is independent"
the problem is the regions name in Russian is Donbass.  When I live somewhere and want it to be independent I would know what the fark the place was called.
If I was some Russian thug who had never been to Ukraine and someone told me what type of graffiti to write over the phone I could get an N and M sound mixed up.
 
2014-04-10 04:52:43 PM  

Ring of Fire: TheBigJerk: Don';t forget the propaganda.  Russia's been pouring a lot of money and effort into what they call the "information war."  They do this while accusing everyone else of doing it, like any good projection-laden propagandists.

The Russians have also been pouring "activists" into the Ukraine.

[www.planetputin.com image 600x450]

That graffiti says "Dombas is independent"
the problem is the regions name in Russian is Donbass.  When I live somewhere and want it to be independent I would know what the fark the place was called.
If I was some Russian thug who had never been to Ukraine and someone told me what type of graffiti to write over the phone I could get an N and M sound mixed up.


Tea Bagger-level graffiti detected
 
2014-04-10 05:07:38 PM  

Ring of Fire: That graffiti says "Dombas is independent"
the problem is the regions name in Russian is Donbass. When I live somewhere and want it to be independent I would know what the fark the place was called.
If I was some Russian thug who had never been to Ukraine and someone told me what type of graffiti to write over the phone I could get an N and M sound mixed up.


Guess Dumbass isn't independent after all.
 
2014-04-10 05:09:05 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.


Windsor is a shiathole (born, raised and learned my cynicism and pessimism in Riverside - shocker, I know.) but it's light years ahead of old Detroit.
 
2014-04-10 05:26:39 PM  

way south: wildcardjack: Hmm, I thought these "ethnic Russians" were peoples relocated after Stalin starved more Ukrainians to death than Hitler killed in both war and genocide.

At present the're the non-uniform troops bussed in by Putin to cause a mess.
They'll keep tearing the place up until the government tries to stop them, then Putin invades under the pretense of being a peacemaker.


awoiaf.westeros.org
 
2014-04-10 05:28:02 PM  

ricewater_stool: JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.

I work with dozens of Windsorites who commute into Detroit for work. I know of zero who go in the opposite direction.


Canadian jobs are for Canadians.
 
2014-04-10 06:44:25 PM  

NewWayWest: Ring of Fire: That graffiti says "Dombas is independent"
the problem is the regions name in Russian is Donbass. When I live somewhere and want it to be independent I would know what the fark the place was called.
If I was some Russian thug who had never been to Ukraine and someone told me what type of graffiti to write over the phone I could get an N and M sound mixed up.

Guess Dumbass isn't independent after all.


assets.creativity-online.com

The name is.... Dumas.
 
2014-04-10 06:58:19 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian  Windsorian? Windsorite?  Windsigonian?  Anyway, the point is that the rest of us wouldn't even notice, much less, care.

 
2014-04-10 07:31:39 PM  

probesport: JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a Canadian.

Or they may thank me to death? Perhaps open up a can of polite-ass?


Two minutes for roughing, most likely.
 
2014-04-10 08:25:18 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: JohnAnnArbor: probesport: Arkanaut: Does this mean there's a group of Detroiters who want to become part of Canada?

Windsor is a suburb of Detroit.

I wouldn't recommend saying that to a CanadianWindsorian? Windsorite?  Windsigonian?  Anyway, the point is that the rest of us wouldn't even notice, much less, care.


Windsorite.
 
2014-04-10 09:07:33 PM  

Ring of Fire: TheBigJerk: Don';t forget the propaganda.  Russia's been pouring a lot of money and effort into what they call the "information war."  They do this while accusing everyone else of doing it, like any good projection-laden propagandists.

The Russians have also been pouring "activists" into the Ukraine.

[www.planetputin.com image 600x450]

That graffiti says "Dombas is independent"
the problem is the regions name in Russian is Donbass.  When I live somewhere and want it to be independent I would know what the fark the place was called.
If I was some Russian thug who had never been to Ukraine and someone told me what type of graffiti to write over the phone I could get an N and M sound mixed up.


That, too.  "Activists" who don't actually live there, "activists" who are being paid to demonstrate, people who end up joining because of the above.  And let's not forget the locals who legit want Russian rule because they want the "right" to oppress the shiat out of their non-russian neighbors.  If you aren't Russian in South Ossetia life sucks, (hell, you're probably just dead), which is pretty attractive to any ethnic Russian with a grudge against his neighbors.

And that describes a lot of folk in some of those backwaters of Eastern Europe.  It's serious Hatfield/McCoy shiat.
 
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