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2022-05-19 9:28:16 AM  
Well, keep a tally, so we know how many innocent neighbors a Russian has to rape and slaughter before figuring out it was wrong.
It's not an ethnic joke if it is backed by data.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need about 40 of you to turn this ladder while I hold this lightbulb.
 
2022-05-19 10:39:02 AM  
Time to go find some stonks for polonium mine companies.
 
2022-05-19 10:40:10 AM  
Sure they are. Any day now.
 
2022-05-19 10:41:25 AM  
Oblig

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2022-05-19 10:44:39 AM  
Until they string his ass up I'll just keep thinking they're all orc trash.
 
2022-05-19 10:45:21 AM  

GRCooper: Oblig

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As much as I wish and hope this is true, this sounds an a lot like propaganda.
 
2022-05-19 10:45:23 AM  
He has a chance to beat Stalin's record.   Take into account the numbers already dead from Covid, and he has a nice start.
 
2022-05-19 10:45:32 AM  
It seems that the Russian media are braver than ours here in the good ol' US of A. Who would you like to see with a sign behind Tucker Carlson on Fox News?
 
2022-05-19 10:46:40 AM  
I'll write this right next to "trump arrested".


Ain't nothing gonna happen.
 
2022-05-19 10:46:45 AM  
I think that I will wait until they actually haul his ass out before I get too excited.
 
2022-05-19 10:48:28 AM  
FTA:
"If you want fairytales, then you have come to the wrong place. In such a case you should go to officialdom," Mr Kotenok posted, adding he was there "to provide with correct assessment, to speak good of the good, and bad of the bad, but to say the TRUTH."
"If you want the truth, have the truth. He who has ears, let him hear, eyes, let him see.



From Billy Bragg and Wilco (https://youtu.be/AcmjRheVZmM):
Them's got ears, let them hear
Them's got eyes, let them see
Turn your eyes to the Lord of the skies
Take that airline plane
It'll take you home again
To your home behind the skies
 
2022-05-19 10:50:04 AM  
After the war all former soviet territories should form their own alliance to protect themselves from Russian warmongering. But there are a few that are still in love with Russia so maybe most of them could form an organization for protection.
 
2022-05-19 10:52:54 AM  
The media is heavily incentivized to make it seem like THINGS are HAPPENING and RIGHT NOW so CLICK.

Don't pay attention to the media, pay attention to the analysts.
 
2022-05-19 10:53:14 AM  
Bring us his head, or you're all talk.
 
2022-05-19 10:54:50 AM  

Hence the Name...: It seems that the Russian media are braver than ours here in the good ol' US of A. Who would you like to see with a sign behind Tucker Carlson on Fox News?


Dr. Phil.

Or Dr. Oz.
 
2022-05-19 10:54:55 AM  

vudukungfu: Well, keep a tally, so we know how many innocent neighbors a Russian has to rape and slaughter before figuring out it was wrong.
It's not an ethnic joke if it is backed by data.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need about 40 of you to turn this ladder while I hold this lightbulb.


40? I could do it with 15 and a rubber chicken.
 
2022-05-19 10:58:59 AM  
About farking time.
 
2022-05-19 10:59:04 AM  

GRCooper: Oblig

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Ukraine uses hit-and-run tactics.

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2022-05-19 10:59:05 AM  
Well, at least the Russian armies haven't grabbed all the torches and pit forks from the farmers yet. Well, maybe in Ukraine, not in Russia proper and improper.

My lips are sealed. With a thin layer of enraged foam.
 
2022-05-19 10:59:19 AM  
In other news: Putin's approval rating continues to be well above 80% among Russians and the Ruble is setting record highs against the US dollar.
 
2022-05-19 11:00:09 AM  
Previously, I would have assumed that any popular uprising would be immediately put down by the Russian police and/or military in the most brutal fashion possible, however I could see things going in favor of the uprising if the military has been too weakened by the disastrous invasion of Ukraine and/or if the police and military turn against Putin.

That said, even if Putin is removed from power, that doesn't guarantee that things will improve.  Nalvany may be an anti-corruption crusader, but his nationalistic views (including his attitude toward former Soviet bloc countries) are little different from Putin's, and there's no guarantee that he (or any other opposition leader) wouldn't be corrupted by power just like so many revolutionaries before him.
 
2022-05-19 11:00:38 AM  
Yaaaaaaaay! We are all doomed! -- Grr

Oh, you poor doomed child. -- Ms. Bitters

Not obscure on Fark.com.
 
2022-05-19 11:03:16 AM  

Hence the Name...: It seems that the Russian media are braver than ours here in the good ol' US of A. Who would you like to see with a sign behind Tucker Carlson on Fox News?


Xi?
 
2022-05-19 11:03:33 AM  
Wait 'til they find out that they can't go to Odessa to enjoy the beach this summer. Or anywhere in Europe, for that matter. Probably better to plant plenty of potatoes on the allotment outside of town anyway. Might be a tough year ahead.
 
2022-05-19 11:03:52 AM  
Like China, I'm sure putin will have no problem finding loyalist service members to run over the protesters with tanks.
 
2022-05-19 11:04:14 AM  

groppet: After the war all former soviet territories should form their own alliance to protect themselves from Russian warmongering. But there are a few that are still in love with Russia so maybe most of them could form an organization for protection.


The GRU coalition. Getting Russians Underground.
 
2022-05-19 11:07:35 AM  
The Russo-Japanese War and WWI ended Czar Nicky 2
The Afghan War was a major factor in the fall of the USSR


The Russians have a history of taking out their leaders when they don't win. My only concern is who will take over. They could be just as farked up as Putin. (This is not saying that I want him to stay in power, BTW. I don't work for Fox News.)
 
2022-05-19 11:09:05 AM  

WhackingDay: Time to go find some stonks for polonium mine companies.


Could be a problem.

I think maybe the Russian Government bogarts all the country's Polonium unlesss it is a by-product of Uranium mining in other countries with more open economies (through criminal chaos or free markets). But who sells?
 
2022-05-19 11:11:02 AM  

brantgoose: Yaaaaaaaay! We are all doomed! -- Grr

Oh, you poor doomed child. -- Ms. Bitters

Not obscure on Fark.com.


Will we be quizzed on how to skin a moose?
 
2022-05-19 11:11:35 AM  
I was wrong, in a rightish sort of way. Polonium can be purchased in small quantities in the Free World.

It is used, among other things, to reduce static cling.

How many readers knew that already?
 
2022-05-19 11:12:04 AM  

FarkingReading: FTA:
"If you want fairytales, then you have come to the wrong place. In such a case you should go to officialdom," Mr Kotenok posted, adding he was there "to provide with correct assessment, to speak good of the good, and bad of the bad, but to say the TRUTH."
"If you want the truth, have the truth. He who has ears, let him hear, eyes, let him see.


From Billy Bragg and Wilco (https://youtu.be/AcmjRheVZmM):
Them's got ears, let them hear
Them's got eyes, let them see
Turn your eyes to the Lord of the skies
Take that airline plane
It'll take you home again
To your home behind the skies


Um...do you really think truth/ears to hear/eyes to see originated...there?
 
2022-05-19 11:12:15 AM  

brantgoose: Yaaaaaaaay! We are all doomed! -- Grr

Oh, you poor doomed child. -- Ms. Bitters

Not obscure on Fark.com.


Yeah, we even know you spelled 'GIR' wrong:

Invader Zim: The Nightmare Begins - Ep 1
Youtube U6pQNP0Dv1s
 
2022-05-19 11:14:04 AM  
From the link above:  In minute quantities, polonium-210 has been used over the years to spark up spark plugs and banish static cling. Polonium is one of the carcinogens in tobacco smoke, and you can buy a smidgen of it over the Internet at $69 a pop, as morethanone news report has noted. Heck, there's even radioactive polonium in plain old dirt.

You're breathing in some right now. A few atoms at least!
 
2022-05-19 11:18:16 AM  

Oneiros: brantgoose: Yaaaaaaaay! We are all doomed! -- Grr

Oh, you poor doomed child. -- Ms. Bitters

Not obscure on Fark.com.

Yeah, we even know you spelled 'GIR' wrong:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/U6pQNP0Dv1s?start=541]


Correct. I do that a lot.
 
2022-05-19 11:18:47 AM  
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2022-05-19 11:20:53 AM  

brantgoose: Hence the Name...: It seems that the Russian media are braver than ours here in the good ol' US of A. Who would you like to see with a sign behind Tucker Carlson on Fox News?

Xi?


I don't have faith that the MAGA crowd would know who that is.
 
2022-05-19 11:21:25 AM  

SomeAmerican: The media is heavily incentivized to make it seem like THINGS are HAPPENING and RIGHT NOW so CLICK.

Don't pay attention to the media, pay attention to the analysts.


Or the FARK thread, provided it doesn't suddenly veer off into 3 Stooges posts, or something.

/So! A wise guy, eh?
 
2022-05-19 11:27:04 AM  

iamskibibitz: In other news: Putin's approval rating continues to be well above 80% among Russians and the Ruble is setting record highs against the US dollar.


The ruble is high because of unsustainable government bailouts.

And the ratings... grain of salt needed.
 
2022-05-19 11:27:44 AM  

iamskibibitz: In other news: Putin's approval rating continues to be well above 80% among Russians and the Ruble is setting record highs against the US dollar.


There's no reason to believe any of those poll numbers and due to all the government manipulation, the Ruble is almost impossible to value at this time.
 
2022-05-19 11:28:39 AM  
I doubt that millions of Russians were all pro-Putin a year ago, and today they woke up and hate Putin.
 
2022-05-19 11:28:40 AM  

Trik: Like China, I'm sure putin will have no problem finding loyalist service members to run over the protesters with tanks.


Their tanks are busy littering Ukraine. They'll have to use Ladas.
 
2022-05-19 11:33:04 AM  

Persnickety: iamskibibitz: In other news: Putin's approval rating continues to be well above 80% among Russians and the Ruble is setting record highs against the US dollar.

There's no reason to believe any of those poll numbers and due to all the government manipulation, the Ruble is almost impossible to value at this time.


Also due to the fact that you can't exchange rubles to USD or vice versa, what their exchange rate is remains completely unknowable.
 
2022-05-19 11:37:34 AM  

Hence the Name...: It seems that the Russian media are braver than ours here in the good ol' US of A. Who would you like to see with a sign behind Tucker Carlson on Fox News?


An assassin. Would settle for rapist.
 
2022-05-19 11:38:01 AM  
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'I am deflective elastic materials - yooz are sticky adhesives!
Steeks & stonez vill be counter-measured viz plummets from vindowz onto bullets!'
 
2022-05-19 11:38:59 AM  
There's always opposition. Increasing it from 2% to 5% isn't going to change things.
 
2022-05-19 11:40:41 AM  
Very glad Pussy Riot and Navalny will outlive Putin.  👍  Great Success!
 
2022-05-19 11:40:47 AM  
I bet 'ol Czar Nick might have some words of advice...
 
2022-05-19 11:41:43 AM  

iamskibibitz: In other news: Putin's approval rating continues to be well above 80% among Russians and the Ruble is setting record highs against the US dollar.


I'm sure that the people being polled were completely honest, and not at all worried about what they said could come back and bite them in the ass.

That record high ruble is pretty much useless outside of Russia's borders.
 
2022-05-19 11:45:01 AM  
I read Putin is very, very ill.not sure where or if it a reliable source but one can hope.
 
2022-05-19 11:47:28 AM  
Russia's liberals being mad at Putin doesn't mean a thing---none of that matters unless Russia's MAGAts (MRGA?) turn on him also and I just don't see that happening - the Russian people have the government they asked for
 
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