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(Politico)   No, Vlad, those are not silos we're building on the Polish/Ukraine border. It's just a fence, a big beautiful fence, like a wall   (politico.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Russia, Famine, Ukraine, President Joe Biden, export of grain, Black Sea, food prices, Food security  
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2022-06-15 5:41:21 AM  
God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit
 
2022-06-15 5:42:53 AM  

bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit


Pylons are really psilos if you think about it
 
2022-06-15 5:58:47 AM  

bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit


I read that as pythons and started having flashbacks of Cobra Commander plots from1980s GI Joe cartoons.
 
2022-06-15 6:04:49 AM  
Ya. Shuuur. You betcha...
 
2022-06-15 6:05:38 AM  

Singleballtheory: bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit

I read that as pythons and started having flashbacks of Cobra Commander plots from1980s GI Joe cartoons.


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2022-06-15 6:09:20 AM  
Where does the wheat go?

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2022-06-15 6:10:02 AM  
Silos?
Silos for grain?
Or silos for missiles?

<Taps side of nose and winks slowly>

Something or other about NATO warmongering and invading Belorussia and next stop Moscow...

There we are;  I think that's the troll-farm script worked up.

Ahthangyu
 
2022-06-15 6:11:36 AM  

dryknife: Where does the wheat go?

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"Someone order up a giant enema for a Mr Putin? Mr V. Putin?"
 
2022-06-15 6:17:29 AM  
Everyone knows if you want to store a serious amount of grain, you have to use pyramids.
 
2022-06-15 6:24:15 AM  
Hot damn that's a good idea.
Can you imagine Trump doing anything like this at all?
 
2022-06-15 6:39:27 AM  

dryknife: Where does the wheat go?

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In the guys working on the missile. Usually in the form of a bread, or pasta.
 
2022-06-15 6:40:50 AM  

Singleballtheory: bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit

I read that as pythons and started having flashbacks of Cobra Commander plots from1980s GI Joe cartoons.


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2022-06-15 6:41:45 AM  

Slideshow Bob: Silos?
Silos for grain?
Or silos for missiles?

<Taps side of nose and winks slowly>

Something or other about NATO warmongering and invading Belorussia and next stop Moscow...

There we are;  I think that's the troll-farm script worked up.

Ahthangyu


If it ever really kicks off, I expect half the silos in Iowa to rip apart when the ICBMs come screaming out of them, and everyone in the state to turn around like WTF‽!
 
2022-06-15 7:14:37 AM  
Perhaps some pyramids
 
2022-06-15 8:36:08 AM  
"The U.S. for now has ruled out sending military ships into the region, which would risk Russian retaliation."

I'm not so sure being scared of Russia all the time is the right move. M not sayingpokw the dynamite money, but I don't bekive Russia ever declared official was on Ukraine, and if the US moved a couple cargo ships abd a small navy eacourt into Odessa (I think Odessa is still free and functional?) What is Vlad gonna do? He can't declare that region is banned to all other nations. I mean he can but nobody had to listen.

So ya, maybe I think they should poke yhe dynamite monkey a bit. You don't stop a belly by walking away when he's trying to thrash a smaller guy. And I 100% understand why nobody wants a full war here.... still, grow a pair and push back.

/why yes my armchair is quite nice thank you
//general? No in heartsof iron I was the whole country!
 
2022-06-15 8:46:28 AM  

bittermang: Slideshow Bob: Silos?
Silos for grain?
Or silos for missiles?

<Taps side of nose and winks slowly>

Something or other about NATO warmongering and invading Belorussia and next stop Moscow...

There we are;  I think that's the troll-farm script worked up.

Ahthangyu

If it ever really kicks off, I expect half the silos in Iowa to rip apart when the ICBMs come screaming out of them, and everyone in the state to turn around like WTF‽!


There's a reason we pay farmers NOT to grow in some cases.
 
2022-06-15 9:32:59 AM  

Singleballtheory: bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit

I read that as pythons and started having flashbacks of Cobra Commander plots from1980s GI Joe cartoons.


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2022-06-15 9:35:57 AM  
"Oh, Don't Worry Vlad! They're just underground grain silos. And clearly, you need men to carry the grain, so we've built this launc<cough> helpful shelter complex right next door..."
 
2022-06-15 9:49:39 AM  
Borders are important more now?
 
2022-06-15 9:54:12 AM  
Smart.
 
2022-06-15 10:03:47 AM  
I was kind of expecting the US to ramp up grain production this year, I mean winter grains would have obviously been out because the war didn't start until February, but we could have got more spring grains in the ground after the war started.  The only limit to US grain production is the market for it.  It sucks to ship grains across an ocean, but we knew this was going to be a problem when the first tank rolled into Ukraine.

I mean if I was in government now I would be coming up with some sort of scheme to get farmers to plant more winter grains this fall.  Maybe put out contracts now to buy them and then donate to the World Food Programme?

It seems like a no brainer to me, it would be a way for Democrats to up their image among rural voters and it would buy America good will in places we could really use it as it's going to be the Middle East and Africa that are hit the hardest by grain shortages.

Even if the war ends tomorrow, Ukraine is going to be rebuilding their infrastructure and if Russia wins, grain production isn't going to be their top priority.
 
2022-06-15 10:30:25 AM  

chawco: "The U.S. for now has ruled out sending military ships into the region, which would risk Russian retaliation."

I'm not so sure being scared of Russia all the time is the right move. M not sayingpokw the dynamite money, but I don't bekive Russia ever declared official was on Ukraine, and if the US moved a couple cargo ships abd a small navy eacourt into Odessa (I think Odessa is still free and functional?) What is Vlad gonna do? He can't declare that region is banned to all other nations. I mean he can but nobody had to listen.

So ya, maybe I think they should poke yhe dynamite monkey a bit. You don't stop a belly by walking away when he's trying to thrash a smaller guy. And I 100% understand why nobody wants a full war here.... still, grow a pair and push back.

/why yes my armchair is quite nice thank you
//general? No in heartsof iron I was the whole country!


Whatever choice of action the West makes, including choosing to do nothing, is going to provoke putin.  Appearing weak will encourage him to escalate without fear of retaliation.  Pushing back is going to risk escalation by putin.  There's risk of escalation in any course of action.  I think the key message that needs to be conveyed isn't the consequences to the West for their escalation, but the consequences to putin for his escalations.  He needs to start believing the consequences of his actions are going to cost him more than he stands to gain, and he needs to be convinced of that sooner rather than later.
 
2022-06-15 10:38:45 AM  
bittermang

If it ever really kicks off, I expect half the silos in Iowa to rip apart when the ICBMs come screaming out of them, and everyone in the state to turn around like WTF‽!


I think that is more of a North Dakota/Wyoming thing.
 
2022-06-15 11:05:33 AM  

bittermang: God damn it Biden, you need to construct more pylons, you empty suit


Done in one.
 
2022-06-15 7:44:11 PM  

Somaticasual: "Oh, Don't Worry Vlad! They're just underground grain silos. And clearly, you need men to carry the grain, so we've built this launc<cough> helpful shelter complex right next door..."


You get much better shelf life keeping the grain inside a silo, but deep in the insulating Earth.

Plus, when the ICBM roars out from underneath all that grain, it throws it all up in the air and ignites it.

Looks cool as fark.
 
2022-06-15 7:49:16 PM  

electricjebus: I was kind of expecting the US to ramp up grain production this year, I mean winter grains would have obviously been out because the war didn't start until February, but we could have got more spring grains in the ground after the war started.  The only limit to US grain production is the market for it.  It sucks to ship grains across an ocean, but we knew this was going to be a problem when the first tank rolled into Ukraine.

I mean if I was in government now I would be coming up with some sort of scheme to get farmers to plant more winter grains this fall.  Maybe put out contracts now to buy them and then donate to the World Food Programme?

It seems like a no brainer to me, it would be a way for Democrats to up their image among rural voters and it would buy America good will in places we could really use it as it's going to be the Middle East and Africa that are hit the hardest by grain shortages.

Even if the war ends tomorrow, Ukraine is going to be rebuilding their infrastructure and if Russia wins, grain production isn't going to be their top priority.


Getting just one farmer to go on TV and say, "Biden did right by us, helped our county's economy, and he's got my next vote"

Lord, you'd see GQPers literally exploding from an aneurysm

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2022-06-15 10:02:29 PM  

Saturn5: chawco: "The U.S. for now has ruled out sending military ships into the region, which would risk Russian retaliation."

I'm not so sure being scared of Russia all the time is the right move. M not sayingpokw the dynamite money, but I don't bekive Russia ever declared official was on Ukraine, and if the US moved a couple cargo ships abd a small navy eacourt into Odessa (I think Odessa is still free and functional?) What is Vlad gonna do? He can't declare that region is banned to all other nations. I mean he can but nobody had to listen.

So ya, maybe I think they should poke yhe dynamite monkey a bit. You don't stop a belly by walking away when he's trying to thrash a smaller guy. And I 100% understand why nobody wants a full war here.... still, grow a pair and push back.

/why yes my armchair is quite nice thank you
//general? No in heartsof iron I was the whole country!

Whatever choice of action the West makes, including choosing to do nothing, is going to provoke putin.  Appearing weak will encourage him to escalate without fear of retaliation.  Pushing back is going to risk escalation by putin.  There's risk of escalation in any course of action.  I think the key message that needs to be conveyed isn't the consequences to the West for their escalation, but the consequences to putin for his escalations.  He needs to start believing the consequences of his actions are going to cost him more than he stands to gain, and he needs to be convinced of that sooner rather than later.


So in other words; we're damned if we do, and damned if we don't.

In the words of the great Jean Luc Picard, "If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for who we really are"!
 
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