Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Ukraine is now Chocolate Nation   (cnn.com ) divider line
    More: News, Ukraine, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Organization for Security, Oleksandr Turchynov, Yulia Tymoshenko, mortar fire, polling sites, Central Election Commission  
•       •       •

14620 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 May 2014 at 11:05 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2014-05-25 11:38:42 PM  
3 votes:

FormlessOne: So, can anyone summarize what this means, politically speaking, for Ukraine? All I see is that yet another election was purchased by an oligarch.


US influenced revolution, help oligarch get elected, Ukraine is now US base against Russia.
2014-05-25 11:19:54 PM  
2 votes:
The Chocolate King should invest in a food-taster. There's probably a pool already as to when he'll come down with a mysterious illness.
2014-05-25 11:13:08 PM  
2 votes:
'The chocolate king' should absolutely be a specialist porn producer
2014-05-26 06:49:29 PM  
1 vote:
2.bp.blogspot.com
Sorry I'm late to the thread, but let me tell you Americans something. When I was a child 20 + some years ago I had a vacation in Ukraine and I sampled a good amount of the local food that was targeted in my age group. The above picture is the result of a GIS for Ukrainian candy, and I see the candy isles haven't changed much. The fact is that I really-really hated local candy. They all come in shiny papers and as a child you look at them and you want to have as much of them as you can, but the fact is, you taste any one of them and it tastes like shiat. Then you go on and try the second kind and it also tastes like shiat. The third one too. The tenth kind too. Actually, they all taste like shiat - although a different kind of shiat - but you naively hope that the next one in the pretty paper that you see the first time will be *the one* that is good, and it makes you want to try every single one of them... I ended up with dozens of pretty papers (yeah I kept them for reference) and at the end I looked at them and I thought I was eating shiat all the time. This is how I learned that Ukrainians buy candy for their kids as a form of punishment.

So, my point is that the elections results mean that Ukrainians either never learn or they just like to eat shiat. Crazy.
2014-05-26 05:05:16 AM  
1 vote:

spawn73: digistil: No wonder the teahadists and Pootie were against a free Ukraine.

Has anyone from the Tea Party said they were against a free Ukraine?

Link or bullshiat?


I'm not sure if they said it, perhaps because they were too busy cheering for Putin.
2014-05-26 02:28:48 AM  
1 vote:
The Bestest:

Long version: it honestly doesn't matter as the separatists, particularly those in the eastern regions, don't recognize the election anyway, and as far as they are concerned, nothing has changed from yesterday to today.

The seperatists are for the most part just a gang, a handful who would normally just be ranting and committing the occasional crime and unable to do anything. Without russian backing they have nothing, only that support has emboldened them and made the authorities shrink from putting them away.. and it is quite possible that the russian backing is about to melt away if putin has decided the whole thing has achieved what he wants from it.
2014-05-26 01:05:03 AM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
2014-05-26 12:52:21 AM  
1 vote:

jiesenPSD: nic cage is outraged


Chocolate Reign
2014-05-26 12:36:04 AM  
1 vote:
Really, no Simpsons GIF yet?
24.media.tumblr.com
2014-05-26 12:01:51 AM  
1 vote:

s2s2s2: FormlessOne: So, can anyone summarize what this means, politically speaking, for Ukraine? All I see is that yet another election was purchased by an oligarch.

US influenced revolution, help oligarch get elected, Ukraine is now US base against Russia.


If we influenced it why have half of our politicians been rooting for Putin?
2014-05-25 11:53:36 PM  
1 vote:
Stand aside Amerika
along with Eleven Time Zones;img.fark.net
Russia also has a chocolate president
2014-05-25 11:42:45 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: So, can anyone summarize what this means, politically speaking, for Ukraine? All I see is that yet another election was purchased by an oligarch.


Short version: he's pro-Western, does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and will attempt to forge closer ties with Europe.
Long version: it honestly doesn't matter as the separatists, particularly those in the eastern regions, don't recognize the election anyway, and as far as they are concerned, nothing has changed from yesterday to today. What can be hoped is that the rest of Ukraine solidifies behind the results (with turnout around 40%, this is a stretch of a hope) so that the central gov't has internal AND external legitimacy again (a lot of this mess is due to the belief that the gov't formed after the ouster of the president was illegitimate) so that the clashes with separatists are more police-action-y and less civil-war-y.
2014-05-25 11:37:44 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: So, can anyone summarize what this means, politically speaking, for Ukraine? All I see is that yet another election was purchased by an oligarch.


Just means they have learned well from us. We still have former poors winning elections here. How do you gain the trust of others if you aren't already incredibly successful?
2014-05-25 11:31:50 PM  
1 vote:
So, can anyone summarize what this means, politically speaking, for Ukraine? All I see is that yet another election was purchased by an oligarch.
2014-05-25 11:30:10 PM  
1 vote:

TheOther: Yulia's a hawt, but having chunks of your country carved off by neighbors is a bad re-election strategy.


She wasn't an incumbent.. far from it, before the overthrow in Kiev, she was in -prison-.
2014-05-25 11:15:16 PM  
1 vote:

PreMortem: Was trying to work a fondue joke in a headline but couldn't make it work. Long weekend.


Good.  Because he's a candy manufacturer and fondue isn't candy.
2014-05-25 11:07:32 PM  
1 vote:
Don't tell the director I said so
but are you safe, Miss Grydenko?
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-05-25 10:24:43 PM  
1 vote:
Those Ukrainians love thems some Oligarchy.
 
Displayed 18 of 18 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report