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2021-04-21 12:24:46 PM  
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2021-04-21 12:37:51 PM  
Good
 
2021-04-21 12:40:26 PM  
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Mmmm ice cream.
 
2021-04-21 12:46:17 PM  
I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.
 
2021-04-21 12:54:09 PM  
Isn't he convening the Upper Parliament on Friday? Isn't one of the things they do authorizing martial law?
 
2021-04-21 12:56:35 PM  

educated: I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.


Yeah, things could start going worse any second. Scary stuff.
 
2021-04-21 1:00:48 PM  
Killing off random dissenters for 20 years might've had an effect.

Why did Putin get the Pfizer vaccine and not the Sputnik vaccine? Hmm?

No one left in Russia but yes men and folks who hate Putin.
 
2021-04-21 1:00:49 PM  
now that Russia sees America has tossed Vlad's little shiat puppet out, they are probably going to follow suit.
 
2021-04-21 1:01:17 PM  

Purple_Urkle: [Fark user image 425x481]
Mmmm ice cream.


2 scoops.
this means something, kamrad.
 
2021-04-21 1:07:13 PM  

educated: I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.


Grip, fingers, slip, yadda, yadda.
 
2021-04-21 1:19:34 PM  
I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...
 
2021-04-21 1:21:32 PM  
Getting a spot ready in the special rooms for Putin down below:

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2021-04-21 1:21:40 PM  
 
2021-04-21 1:21:49 PM  
Wow.  Good for them, but all I can think is that I should be Polonium futures.  Pooty poot's gonna need a lot of it to clear this up.
 
2021-04-21 1:21:51 PM  

educated: I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.


Yeah, but it seems like every time he tightens his grip, more star systems slip through his fingers.

Well, Russians not star systems, but still...
 
2021-04-21 1:21:56 PM  

HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...


How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?
 
2021-04-21 1:22:27 PM  

vudukungfu: now that Russia sees America has tossed Vlad's little shiat puppet out, they are probably going to follow suit.


If they want him out, they are going to have to kill him. I believe in his last "election" he got "97% of the vote".
 
2021-04-21 1:23:57 PM  

Bootleg: Isn't he convening the Upper Parliament on Friday? Isn't one of the things they do authorizing martial law?


Yes and Putin is meeting with lukashenko tomorrow.
The upper house is alto allowed to approve the use of Russian military outside of Russia's boarders. That's much more concerning than martial law at the moment considering the build up on Ukrainian boarder Black Sea etc.
From what I've been reading these protests today are much smaller than the ones in January.
 
2021-04-21 1:23:58 PM  
The Russian Imperial Romanov family ... bodies were taken to the Koptyaki forest, where they were stripped and mutilated.
Just saying: It could get worse.
 
2021-04-21 1:24:08 PM  

HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...


I hope all three happen at once and it gets really nuts.

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2021-04-21 1:26:47 PM  

Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?


At least 1 more than they've had so far it would appear.
 
2021-04-21 1:27:08 PM  

Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?


(n+1)
 
2021-04-21 1:27:38 PM  
This is a country where people routinely "fall" out of windows. You might want to be more specific about what "free him" means.
 
2021-04-21 1:28:11 PM  
FTA: Я люблю лизать пальцы ног

Russia has centuries of turning the army against the
 
2021-04-21 1:28:37 PM  
Poodie Poot
 
2021-04-21 1:30:06 PM  

OhioUGrad: vudukungfu: now that Russia sees America has tossed Vlad's little shiat puppet out, they are probably going to follow suit.

If they want him out, they are going to have to kill him. I believe in his last "election" he got "97% of the vote".


He got 99% in the next one too......
 
2021-04-21 1:31:19 PM  
A Putin bad day probably is going to be a LOT worse than 8 people dying in massage parlor shootings.
 
2021-04-21 1:32:09 PM  

Great_Milenko: Wow.  Good for them, but all I can think is that I should be Polonium futures.  Pooty poot's gonna need a lot of it to clear this up.


how do you say "Tiannenmen" (sp?) in Russian?
 
2021-04-21 1:33:10 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: educated: I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.

Yeah, but it seems like every time he tightens his grip, more star systems slip through his fingers.

Well, Russians not star systems, but still...


"Czar systems"
 
2021-04-21 1:35:12 PM  

OhioUGrad: vudukungfu: now that Russia sees America has tossed Vlad's little shiat puppet out, they are probably going to follow suit.

If they want him out, they are going to have to kill him. I believe in his last "election" he got "97% of the vote".


that can be arrainged
 
2021-04-21 1:36:55 PM  
Without Trump AND Putin, I'll have no one to pester.

Guess I'll have to go back to writing science fiction between coats of paint.
 
2021-04-21 1:38:23 PM  
I'm getting totally spoiled by Twitter's translate function. Whenever I'm wandering around reading about Brexit unintended consequences, I'm no longer put off by language difficulties.

// Brexit: It's like electing Trump and then deciding to be North Korea for the rest of your life.
 
2021-04-21 1:38:33 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Without Trump AND Putin, I'll have no one to pester.

Guess I'll have to go back to writing science fiction between coats of paint.


You've still got Pooh Bear.

/and the next crop of assholes
 
2021-04-21 1:39:30 PM  
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2021-04-21 1:39:37 PM  
Do the majority of Russians not love Putin? I was always of the mind that they have exactly the leader they desire. Of course I have seen protests.... but that, like here, can be just a very small vocal part of the populace.
 
2021-04-21 1:40:03 PM  

Purple_Urkle: [Fark user image image 425x481]
Mmmm ice cream.


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2021-04-21 1:41:10 PM  
So, someone explain the current Russian flag  White, Turquoise, and Red or Pink.  Is it Snowy Siberia, Turkey Turkey, and Bloody Syria or what?
 
2021-04-21 1:41:41 PM  
Good. Nothing scares the excrement out of Putin more than a right angry crowd. He has had bad experiences with those. May his second Dresden come soon.
 
2021-04-21 1:44:38 PM  

educated: I dunno - seems like he could use this to crack down on any remaining civil liberties or free speech rights Russian citizens have. Seems to me like he would find this a goodday on account of that.


Sometimes that's what it takes for the people to just say WTF and go for it.
 
2021-04-21 1:46:30 PM  

ImpendingCynic: This is a country where people routinely "fall" out of windows. You might want to be more specific about what "free him" means.


I thought it was the Czechs who were into defenestration.
 
2021-04-21 1:46:47 PM  
Putin has his own personal army, but some of the oligarchs who support him do too.
The only thing people love more than power is money and if Biden puts the freeze on their money they'll replace Vlad with someone more agreeable.

Putin doesn't have an heir, so what happens in his wake may be somewhere between the Russian Mob wars of the 1990s and the Wars of the Diadochi.
 
2021-04-21 1:48:34 PM  

Fasces Breaker: Do the majority of Russians not love Putin? I was always of the mind that they have exactly the leader they desire. Of course I have seen protests.... but that, like here, can be just a very small vocal part of the populace.


I always figured that most Russians are probably afraid of speaking out against him for obvious reasons.
 
2021-04-21 1:48:54 PM  

Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?


I read this in an English accent
 
2021-04-21 1:51:02 PM  

Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?


You just keep having revolutions until you get a good one.

But you (perhaps intentionally humorously) make a very good point. All the crazed Farkers rolling out the guillotine memes and griping about burning it all down generally do not seem to get that *most*, as in almost all, revolutions go badly. Either the people in charge put them down with a lot of blood, or, if they succeed, the new bosses start fighting amongst themselves about how far to go, and they become a LOT like the old bosses. And sometimes during that new boss infighting, some old boss types regroup and kick the new ones out, in the name of "stability" or some such. And by the time that happens, a LOT of people are quite happy to go along. Bloody revolution is damn exhausting.

Hardly anyone really gets just how lucky the USA was to get things done with just one revolution. Though that might be partly due to the fact that it can be argued that the American Revolution wasn't really a full-on revolution.
 
2021-04-21 1:52:48 PM  

Skyfrog: Fasces Breaker: Do the majority of Russians not love Putin? I was always of the mind that they have exactly the leader they desire. Of course I have seen protests.... but that, like here, can be just a very small vocal part of the populace.

I always figured that most Russians are probably afraid of speaking out against him for obvious reasons.


Yes and no. There are some Russians who think he's terrible but may not speak out against him, but the majority of Russians legitimately like him and want him to stay in power. Russia has a long history of supporting autocrats. If it isn't Putin, they would just select someone else. If Putin dies, his replacement is going to be just as bad, if not worse.
 
2021-04-21 1:53:12 PM  
Your kidding right?  Putin isn't having a bad day.  He's figuring how long does he let this go before he unleashes the goon squad to Stalin this thing away.  Then he's going to soft invade the Ukraine because his end goal is to get the USSR back together.  The Muslim states are already petty fiefdoms, as is Belorussia.  The Baltics will never go back willingly, and Ukraine won't either.

But he will invade, Ukraine will get smaller, more people, including anybody that runs against him will die and it will be another day in Russia. They've accepted their fate.  They've live under totalitarian regimes for centuries, why bother to try to stop now?  Same for China.

No it doesn't make sense to the western democracies.  Funny how we focused so hard on "containing communism" but now the same autocrats (Russia and China) with different titles are not being contained, they are emboldened to spread their disease.  And the parties like the Tories and GQP like it.

In 20 years when we can see SOME of what has happened, I'm sure Putin's pogroms will be about a 1/4 Stalin's, just over a longer period.  Stalin tended to be bursty, Putin just slowly kills all who oppose him).
 
2021-04-21 1:54:10 PM  

HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...


They had a clear chance at Democracy and pissed it away.  Slavs aren't happy unless an authoritarian boot is on the back of their necks.
 
2021-04-21 2:04:15 PM  

Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?


Forget about it Jake, it's Russia.
 
2021-04-21 2:05:24 PM  
Huh.

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2021-04-21 2:05:41 PM  

JammerJim: Bootleg: HerptheDerp: I can't shake the feeling that Russia will never be reformed in a good way without a bloody revolution first.

Same thing seems to be happening in China...

and the US has been on the edge a while...

How many bloody revolutions does Russia need to have before it turns out good?

You just keep having revolutions until you get a good one.

But you (perhaps intentionally humorously) make a very good point. All the crazed Farkers rolling out the guillotine memes and griping about burning it all down generally do not seem to get that *most*, as in almost all, revolutions go badly. Either the people in charge put them down with a lot of blood, or, if they succeed, the new bosses start fighting amongst themselves about how far to go, and they become a LOT like the old bosses. And sometimes during that new boss infighting, some old boss types regroup and kick the new ones out, in the name of "stability" or some such. And by the time that happens, a LOT of people are quite happy to go along. Bloody revolution is damn exhausting.

Hardly anyone really gets just how lucky the USA was to get things done with just one revolution. Though that might be partly due to the fact that it can be argued that the American Revolution wasn't really a full-on revolution.


The US spent nearly a century putting down armed revolutions inside of our borders. The idea that the US went smoothly from "British Colony" to "Fully Functional Democracy" is a complete fabrication, even if you don't count things like the several times the state and local governments were violently overthrown by racist mobs.
 
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