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(Reuters)   Vladimir Putin bans the import of all food from the US and all fruits and vegetables from the EU. It's not as if Russia imports 40% of its food to feed its people, right, Vlad? ...Vlad?   (reuters.com ) divider line
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2014-08-06 04:38:35 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Welcome back, comrades.
 
2014-08-06 04:40:56 PM  
Aha!  Maybe if we cut the food supply, Rusev will be too hungry to defeat Jack Swagger at Summerslam!


/still real to me
//not really
///lulz
 
2014-08-06 04:41:32 PM  
 
2014-08-06 04:43:14 PM  
Enjoy your gruel.
 
2014-08-06 04:47:01 PM  
So cheaper food prices in the U.S.? How dare he?!
 
2014-08-06 04:56:09 PM  
So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.
 
2014-08-06 04:58:40 PM  
shiat's gonna get real when he bans the export of miniature giraffes.
 
2014-08-06 05:00:05 PM  

dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.


He's an ex KGB Thug.  Once he pisses off the wrong Russian Mobster, he's toast.
 
2014-08-06 05:03:38 PM  
Now if the government of the Ukraine took an action to at least temporally cripple Lisichansk Oil Refinery in eastern Ukraine that is currently controlled by Russian backed terrorists and reduced the amount of gasoline exported to Russia the Russian people could be hungry and not have the ability to drive anywhere to even look for food and have the madman Putin as the cause. Russia like Iran has crude but limited ability to refine it themselves.
 
2014-08-06 05:17:10 PM  

ManateeGag: dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.

He's an ex KGB Thug.  Once he pisses off the wrong Russian Mobster, he's toast.


Eventually he'll pay for dicking around with the wrong Russian's income. I don't think he can help himself at this point.
 
2014-08-06 05:20:38 PM  

dr_blasto: ManateeGag: dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.

He's an ex KGB Thug.  Once he pisses off the wrong Russian Mobster, he's toast.

Eventually he'll pay for dicking around with the wrong Russian's income. I don't think he can help himself at this point.


If something did happen to him, I have a feeling that conservatives in America would have a national day of mourning.
 
2014-08-06 06:25:46 PM  

Heliovdrake: dr_blasto: ManateeGag: dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.

He's an ex KGB Thug.  Once he pisses off the wrong Russian Mobster, he's toast.

Eventually he'll pay for dicking around with the wrong Russian's income. I don't think he can help himself at this point.

If something did happen to him, I have a feeling that conservatives in America would have a national day of mourning.


I dunno, they seem to have moved on to Netanyahoo lately. I'm sure they'll be back to swing on Putin's nuts if he actually does something brash that may or may not "embarrass" Obama, but I think their affair has moved on for the most part.
 
2014-08-06 08:16:32 PM  
Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


joyfullyretired.com
 
2014-08-06 08:39:15 PM  

Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]


"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?
 
2014-08-06 08:46:16 PM  
It's fascinating to watch Pooty Poot's descent into madness.  Why, he'll be at Mugabe levels before the year is over I bet.
 
2014-08-06 08:46:23 PM  

ox45tallboy: Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]

"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?


An American, because 'MURICA!
 
2014-08-06 08:47:15 PM  
Remember Putin is just winging this like a foosball player. He's not playing with a full deck here nor like a chess grand master.
 
2014-08-06 08:50:22 PM  
The man is acting increasingly erratic.  Despite what he might think, Russia needs that food far more than the West needs his money.

Maybe he's hoping to rally his people around him by blaming their hunger on the evil West again.  It worked for decades with the USSR, after all.  Of course, this was before the Internet and widespread access to information.

On the other hand, the article indicates that imported food cost Russia 43 billion last year.  This could be nothing more than a severe method to cut back on outgoing revenue.

Seriously, though, there's few things in this world that's guaranteed to provoke mass uprisings from a pacified people, but starving children is right at the top of the list.

Unless you're North Korean.  NK people may well be the most passive people that the world's ever seen.  Russians?  They sorta have a reputation for revolutions.
 
2014-08-06 08:50:44 PM  
Potato for everyone!
 
2014-08-06 08:51:31 PM  

Heliovdrake: dr_blasto: ManateeGag: dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.

He's an ex KGB Thug.  Once he pisses off the wrong Russian Mobster, he's toast.

Eventually he'll pay for dicking around with the wrong Russian's income. I don't think he can help himself at this point.

If something did happen to him, I have a feeling that conservatives in America would have a national day of mourning.


Their "love" for Putin was simply to spite Obama. After MH17 they realized they'd look like bigger assholes if they continued to support him.
 
2014-08-06 08:52:39 PM  
Putin is a big dummy.
 
2014-08-06 08:54:00 PM  

Infernalist: Unless you're North Korean.  NK people may well be the most passive people that the world's ever seen.  Russians?  They sorta have a reputation for revolutions.


That tends to happen when the next three generations of your family ends up in concentration camps because you insulted Kim Jong-un.
 
2014-08-06 08:55:18 PM  

LoneWolf343: ox45tallboy: Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]

"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?

An American, because 'MURICA!


I'm guessing it's an American of Vietnamese descent and I bet it's a bit more California-ized than Vietnamese food you'd find in Vietnam.
 
2014-08-06 08:56:02 PM  

themindiswatching: Infernalist: Unless you're North Korean.  NK people may well be the most passive people that the world's ever seen.  Russians?  They sorta have a reputation for revolutions.

That tends to happen when the next three generations of your family ends up in concentration camps because you insulted Kim Jong-un.


it takes a special kind of passiveness to sit back and watch your kids starve...and then eat them...rather than rise up against your leaders.
 
2014-08-06 08:56:19 PM  
 
2014-08-06 08:56:21 PM  
madmikesamerica.com

I think they will be just fine
//the people not the bears!
 
2014-08-06 08:56:36 PM  
As with all dictators, he and his friends will be sure to get there 3 square meals a day.
 
2014-08-06 08:56:40 PM  

LoneWolf343: ox45tallboy: Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]

"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?

An American, because 'MURICA!


Why would I buy Vietnamese cuisine from an American?
 
2014-08-06 08:57:31 PM  

dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.


I'm sure Napoleon and Hitler made similar miscalculations.  Russia has a different sense of what hardship is and what its use is.
 
2014-08-06 08:57:57 PM  
It's OK, he'll find a way to spin it as America's fault. I think the Russian people hate America just a bit more than Vlad.
 
2014-08-06 08:58:07 PM  
In America, you go to war.  In Russia, war comes to you.
 
2014-08-06 08:58:19 PM  

gfid: LoneWolf343: ox45tallboy: Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]

"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?

An American, because 'MURICA!

I'm guessing it's an American of Vietnamese descent and I bet it's a bit more California-ized than Vietnamese food you'd find in Vietnam.


In retrospect, they probably should have named Taco Bell after a state -- maybe Wisconsin...
 
2014-08-06 08:58:26 PM  

dr_blasto: they seem to have moved on to Netanyahoo lately.


pen-pixel.com
 
2014-08-06 08:59:24 PM  
What happens when too many people get too hungry? I wonder. *raises eyebrow while scratching chin*.
 
2014-08-06 08:59:28 PM  

gfid: I'm guessing it's an American of Vietnamese descent and I bet it's a bit more California-ized than Vietnamese food you'd find in Vietnam.


That's no good. I want Vietnamese cuisine that's so Vietnamese it has its own nail salon.
 
2014-08-06 09:00:13 PM  
It's nice to find out what would have happened if John Gotti got to run a country.
 
2014-08-06 09:00:53 PM  
They'll just replace those imports with imports from China.  Too bad for the Russkies that what they'll import from China will be melamine laced milk and assorted stuff so polluted even the average Chinese won't buy it.
 
2014-08-06 09:01:08 PM  
He reallly can't be this stupid can he?
 
2014-08-06 09:01:46 PM  

dr_blasto: So, I'm beginning to get the impression that Putin isn't very smart nor is he very good at this stuff.


He's doing what every right wing demagogue does: starting to believe his own bullshiat.
 
2014-08-06 09:02:51 PM  

ox45tallboy: LoneWolf343: ox45tallboy: Candygram4Mongo: Russian leaders have a history of letting citizens starve -- it thins out the herd.

Will this be handled at the U.N.? Or is this up to the International Food Court to solve?


[joyfullyretired.com image 850x638]

"California" Vietnamese Cuisine?

Who names a Vietnamese eatery after an American state? And why?

An American, because 'MURICA!

Why would I buy Vietnamese cuisine from an American?


Less likely to contain dog meat.
 
2014-08-06 09:02:55 PM  
I sure hope it's a mild winter in Russia.
 
2014-08-06 09:05:10 PM  
Well he banned the EU produce a week or two ago, but the poultry is new.

Why you be so slow Reuters?
 
2014-08-06 09:06:00 PM  
Dude, he's never going to let you blow him.
 
2014-08-06 09:07:25 PM  

tinyarena: [img.fark.net image 191x263]
Russia imports about 46 percent of the food and agricultural raw materials it consumes each year. At a February 14 press conference, Putin revealed that some of Russia's largest cities import up to 85 percent of the food they consume. All in all, Russia imports 75 percent of the meat it consumes and half of the vegetable oil.

Another brilliant move by 'Vlad the Chess Master'
Maybe he should ask the Czars what's gonna happen when Russians get hungry.

/reposted


Or he realizes that people are not too likely to upset the man who controls their rations cards. The Russian Revolution was only successful because the military joined in. He only has to keep the military happy because he has a relatively unarmed populace.

"If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side." -- Orson Scott Card
 
2014-08-06 09:07:44 PM  
I had planned to leave Russia this June since about Feb. 2013. However, I picked the absolute farking perfect time, it seems.
 
2014-08-06 09:07:49 PM  
Is he really willing to return his people to the days of rationing and bread lines to save political face?

He's gone Full Market Basket.
 
2014-08-06 09:07:54 PM  
Russian Spring anyone?
 
2014-08-06 09:07:59 PM  
"Says" they will.  Uh huh.
 
2014-08-06 09:08:04 PM  
On Wednesday, Putin ordered his government to come up with a list of agricultural products from countries that had imposed sanctions on Russia, which would be banned in retaliation. He told the government to avoid measures that would hurt Russian consumers, but the blanket bans reported by RIA were about as sweeping as could be.

mcgrewsecurity.com

/I'm no economist but that seems to be a contradiction
 
2014-08-06 09:08:14 PM  

dr_blasto: Eventually he'll pay for dicking around with the wrong Russian's income.


He would likely be replaced by an even more hardline autocrat.
 
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