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2022-07-23 11:03:55 AM  
At this point, Ukraine needs to start all negotiations with the understanding that they will need to have distractions being argued, while schlepping as much by rail as possible.
 
2022-07-23 11:07:58 AM  
Diplomatic engagement with Russia is pointless.  They have no intention of abiding by any agreement.
 
2022-07-23 12:58:10 PM  
Can we just oblyaterate them now? They are a terrorist state and a global pariah.
 
2022-07-23 2:09:29 PM  
1) Russians always lie
2) See 1)
 
2022-07-23 2:19:27 PM  
I mean.... This isn't even proper supervillain behavior. You're supposed to wait until the shipment of grain is in the port before blowing it up.
 
2022-07-23 2:25:05 PM  
I honestly don't know why certain morons think Russia will keep their agreement during any treaty/agreement that ends this.
 
2022-07-23 2:25:43 PM  
So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.
 
2022-07-23 2:25:45 PM  
Awww... I thought this was going to be about a vodka binge party. But I guess this was the logical assumption.
 
2022-07-23 2:26:33 PM  

syrynxx: Can we just oblyaterate them now? They are a terrorist state and a global pariah.


We oblast them!
 
2022-07-23 2:27:25 PM  
It was not clear in the statement what the U.N. or Turkey would do in response to the strike.

We kick the Russians off the security council and get set up a UN police action
 
2022-07-23 2:28:38 PM  

Axeofjudgement: So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.


It's a really good idea in theory. Unfortunately, much of the corn grown in the US isn't for eating and it's a pain in the ass to get people to change their staple diet.
 
2022-07-23 2:30:08 PM  
Yakov Smirnoff is Ukrainian?  Wow, I like him even better now.
 
2022-07-23 2:33:22 PM  
Why am I picturing a gun in your face as a single circle representing the venn diagram of both....?
 
2022-07-23 2:34:14 PM  
When von Ribbentrop left after signing the deal with Czechoslovakia, one of his aides asked him why he did it.  He said don't worry about it because Germany had no intention of actually honoring it.
 
2022-07-23 2:34:45 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Axeofjudgement: So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.

It's a really good idea in theory. Unfortunately, much of the corn grown in the US isn't for eating and it's a pain in the ass to get people to change their staple diet.


We also just mow over and till a lot of corn. Absolutely most of it is for sugar or oil or ethanol... as wonderfully efficient as that all is.
And changing their diets might be a pain in the ass (literally) its better than the pain in the stomach! Though that does subside in a week or 2....
 
2022-07-23 2:37:48 PM  
Cartman?
 
2022-07-23 2:38:26 PM  
I had a shift manager at Papa Gino's who's Ukrainian.  She was a cool lady.
 
2022-07-23 2:39:34 PM  

Jake Havechek: When von Ribbentrop left after signing the deal with Czechoslovakia, one of his aides asked him why he did it.  He said don't worry about it because Germany had no intention of actually honoring it.


Ribbentrop is still here with the alt, Pewterschmidt.
 
2022-07-23 2:44:50 PM  
Too bad it's not a port for oil and the Russians were browner in appearance, maybe then we'd do something about it.
 
2022-07-23 2:47:40 PM  
The orcs must be eliminated.  For the good of the world.  Just like it is OK to extictify the guinea worm for the good of humanity.  Orcs are just the same.  A useless parasite that only exists to cause suffering.  Time for the world to back russian annihilation.  Everything that ever was or is or will be russian.  Vaporize it all.
 
2022-07-23 2:59:34 PM  
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The Russians made a movie about what happened when bad people fire on Odessa.
 
2022-07-23 3:00:16 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: The orcs must be eliminated.  For the good of the world.  Just like it is OK to extictify the guinea worm for the good of humanity.  Orcs are just the same.  A useless parasite that only exists to cause suffering.  Time for the world to back russian annihilation.  Everything that ever was or is or will be russian.  Vaporize it all.


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With this phone, lots more trolling.
 
2022-07-23 3:15:31 PM  
Strike at Russian targets on Russian soil - ports, rail lines, communication centers, and military hardware. Russia has no intention of honoring a peace deal on any terms besides unconditional Ukrainian surrender. The consequences of that decision has to be for a loss of all ability for Russia to remain at war.
 
2022-07-23 3:19:14 PM  
How many more examples of Russians not honoring their agreements do we need before everyone agrees Russians have no interest in honoring their agreements?  I know even the Swiss are getting tired of this shiat, but who is left?
 
2022-07-23 3:23:45 PM  
The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.
 
2022-07-23 3:24:47 PM  

Summoner101: How many more examples of Russians not honoring their agreements do we need before everyone agrees Russians have no interest in honoring their agreements?  I know even the Swiss are getting tired of this shiat, but who is left?


Putin's Bootlickers around the world? Kuta? Not sure.
 
2022-07-23 3:26:44 PM  

groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.


The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.
 
2022-07-23 3:27:47 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Strike at Russian targets on Russian soil - ports, rail lines, communication centers, and military hardware. Russia has no intention of honoring a peace deal on any terms besides unconditional Ukrainian surrender. The consequences of that decision has to be for a loss of all ability for Russia to remain at war.


That will drastically escalate the war.  But I agree it's the only way forward that allows any form of Ukrainian existence. 

The war will not stay confined to Ukrainian borders.  Unless russia is stopped, they will eventually take and destroy all of Ukraine and then turn their attentions to other territories as well.
 
2022-07-23 3:36:16 PM  
It seems to me a proper response to this betrayal would be for the US to send a few of the long range
HIMARS rockets (That I can't recall the acronym for, but they use the HIMARS System for launch/guidance)
So the Ukrainians can hit the Russian Navy at Sevastopol or the Kerch Bridge..

That seems a logical retort to me...

/I do want them to drop the Kerch Bridge
// BADLY
/// missile hits
 
2022-07-23 3:43:32 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Axeofjudgement: So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.

It's a really good idea in theory. Unfortunately, much of the corn grown in the US isn't for eating and it's a pain in the ass to get people to change their staple diet.


The amount of agriculture devoted to growing feed corn for ethanol, etc. could be used to grow sweet corn for human consumption.  The problem isn't that the corn grown isn't for eating.  The problem is the corn that's planted isn't for eating.  Plant different crops.
 
2022-07-23 3:44:36 PM  
Previously, I suggested we needed to come as close to possible to a worldwide embargo against Russia shutting down bank accounts, refusing to buy any Russian products, and refusing to sell any goods to Russia - including food. Another poster was, rightfully, horrified and noted the harm it would do to the civilian population. However, appeasement only increases the likelihood of war or of a greater, more wide-spread war. As far as possible, all food shipments (as well as other goods) into Russia must be stopped. Simultaneously, there should be every effort, via all means of communication old and new, to inform the average Russian that their privation is the fault of Putin and their own government. When all Russian troops are withdrawn from Ukraine, food will be the first shipment into Russia.
 
2022-07-23 3:46:45 PM  

Summoner101: How many more examples of Russians not honoring their agreements do we need before everyone agrees Russians have no interest in honoring their agreements?  I know even the Swiss are getting tired of this shiat, but who is left?


Hungary.
 
2022-07-23 4:05:42 PM  
So a Russian scorpion is hanging out at a river bank. He sees a bunch of Ukrainian frogs. "Hey frog, give me a ride across? I promise not to sting you." OK says the frog. As long as you promise not to sting me. The scorpion walks over and just stings the absolute fark out of the frog.

The scorpion says "sorry about that.  Didn't mean to. How about you, other frog? Give me a ride and I won't sting you." The frog says "okay, I guess I can-" the scorpion stings him right in the goddamn eyeballs.

Scorpion says to the next frog "give me a ride across? I promise I won't sting you." The frog says "you just stung the fark out of those other two guys. Why should I trust you?" The scorpion says "those guys, eh, they were assholes. And because if you don't give me a ride, I will sting you. But if you do, I promise not to hurt you." The frog says "I guess I have no choice, I'll give you a ride, but please don't hurt me, I have a family." Scorpion says "tell you what, let's shake on it." The frog lifts his leg to shake and the scorpion stings him 15 times in the face, goes to the frog's house and stings his wife and children to death.

The scorpion comes back to the remaining frogs to ask for a ride when he finds they've had quite enough of his shiat and they asked the frogs on the other side of the pond for help, and they sent a mongoose over to fark his shiat up good.

As the mongoose is eating the scorpion, the scorpion calls out "see! This is why I sting Ukraine frogs! They cannot be trusted!" The scorpion dies biatching about the frogs' unprovoked attacked.

/a children's story by MythDragon
 
2022-07-23 4:29:35 PM  
Take what the Commies say with a grain of salt
Cuz they done blowed up all teh other kinds of grains
 
2022-07-23 5:32:27 PM  
I see Farks support of Nazis is going into overdrive.
 
2022-07-23 5:34:05 PM  

Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.


Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.
 
2022-07-23 5:49:43 PM  

hyperbole: I see Farks support of Nazis is going into overdrive.


Da , username checks out. Tool.
 
2022-07-23 7:03:46 PM  

hyperbole: Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.

Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.


You mean the lying assed Russians that never tell the truth about anything?  Stay put, Comrade, and someone will be along to collect your corpse eventually.
 
2022-07-23 7:58:29 PM  

hyperbole: Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.

Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.


And did you see what Ukraine was wearing?  They were asking for it.
 
2022-07-23 8:05:20 PM  

MythDragon: hyperbole: Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.

Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.

And did you see what Ukraine was wearing?  They were asking for it.


Besides, they decided to have a border with Russia, what did they expect would happen...
 
2022-07-24 12:54:41 AM  

alienated: hyperbole: I see Farks support of Nazis is going into overdrive.

Da , username checks out. Tool.


I have it farkied as an anti-vaxxer.
So yeah.
 
2022-07-24 2:03:28 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Axeofjudgement: So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.

It's a really good idea in theory. Unfortunately, much of the corn grown in the US isn't for eating and it's a pain in the ass to get people to change their staple diet.


I don't disagree with this statement, but field corn is pretty decent for human consumption if harvested pretty early. If you get it at the light purple silk stage  it's fine for corn on the cob and canning.  Not saying that I grew up in a family with a dad who is cheap and we had a field of field corn in front of the house.   Would be tough to get it through the normal grocery distribution channels in a timely fashion though.
 
2022-07-24 4:52:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: hyperbole: Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.

Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.

You mean the lying assed Russians that never tell the truth about anything?  Stay put, Comrade, and someone will be along to collect your corpse eventually.


Yes because the USA has a history of honesty.
 
2022-07-24 4:53:37 PM  

MythDragon: hyperbole: Jake Havechek: groppet: The only reason Russia will have a ceasefire is to consolidate their gains and reinforce their troops for the next assault. So pretty much they have to give up everything from the last war until now or Ukraine might as well just give up because you give Russia an inch they will take a mile.

The sole purpose of NATO, which dumbass Republicans don't understand, is to keep Russia in check, along with M.A.D.  The function of NATO is crucial, so the amount of money nations have to pony up for it is essential.

Your comment totally reinforces Russias position that NATO Membership for Ukraine was a direct threat to them and they are justified for the special military operation.  Now do the Minsk accords.

And did you see what Ukraine was wearing?  They were asking for it.


Ukraine Shelling Donbas for 8years isn't equivalent to wearing a short skirt.
 
2022-07-24 4:54:18 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: alienated: hyperbole: I see Farks support of Nazis is going into overdrive.

Da , username checks out. Tool.

I have it farkied as an anti-vaxxer.
So yeah.


Differing opinions tend to frighten the stupid.  I'm glad You've listed me as something that scares you.
 
2022-07-24 4:58:28 PM  

Axeofjudgement: So let's stop subsidizing corn and hey Europe you guys like tortillas? We got your fix.


Doesn't subsidizing corn lead to more corn being produced than we need, or are there aspects of US agricultural policy that I'm not getting?
 
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