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I had a unique chance to spend a month in Ivano-Frankivsk when I was 19. Outside of military, or a college experience. It was awesome. And the women in Ukraine love Americans, and they're all hot.
Well dang it my dood... Why'd ya have to go and spoil it for me? Not a lot of people get to live through a catastrophe of an entire world, and this guy ruins the ending... Thanks.
Thanks for clearing that up. Seems like it's going to be a bumpy ride. Hold on to your hats folks!
Some of the coolest chicks I know shit post hard.
There's no men or women on this forum... We're all Russian bots... Bleep bloop.
Are you Chinese... Or Japanese...?
I'm from Laos...
Care to give some insight on how you came to that conclusion? Israel and Muslims have been blowing each other up since the lines were drawn after WWII, why is this time any different?
I kind of feel bad for all those who took the jab, then I remember all the virtue signal posts about it, and how smug they've been about it and then I don't feel bad anymore. Liberals about to learn the hard way what taking responsibility for your actions, and consequences really mean ..
I'm in Florida wondering why all these New York tags are popping up everywhere... Doesn't the rest of the country hold florida as a joke? Funny how you all want to move here now.
They'll never be gone. They have a seething need to be right, and a need to make sure everyone knows it. They don't come here for facts, they come for a reaction. They're children, treat them as such.
Want a good cookie? Add some orange zest to your white macadamia nut cookie dough. Takes it up a notch.
Oh, and fuck Biden and his whole administration.
It's worse. If Trump has shut down a pipeline, they'd be screaming from the roof tops about how he's trying to kill people, destroy the economy, and has ties to Russians because CNN.
There's no logical thought for Dems. If a democrat does something it's "meh". If a Republican (especially a MAGA Republican) does something the media doesn't like, it's an outrage. These people are mentally ill, and are INCREDIBLY brain washed.
And they're laughing and getting away with everything while we squabble over petty issues they use to pander to the voter.
I don't blame the democrat voter, well I do a little, in that basing your vote on your emotions opens you up to be pandered too; but mainly the democrat politician who sells you a pipe dream and then completely do an about face when they're elected. I blame the media for pushing one set of facts to democrat voters, and claim they have no bias.
There's a whole slew of reasons why people here don't believe in socialized medicine, and it's mainly based on examples we already have in places like the UK and Canada.
I think a buy in option could work, and a lot of people here don't agree with me. Namely because of how corrupt politicians are, and quite frankly; I'm more inclined to agree with them.
I can see why at the time he would believe it. Wars were still "conventional" and fought with brutality. He saw "the button" being pushed by the one he saw no victory in sight, and lashed out against the world rather then be defeated.
Wars today are fought by proxy. We fund tribes in smaller nations that don't play ball one way or the other. They squeeze economics and currency, threaten with sanctions. Which is what makes OPs post so truthful: the media backs up whatever the global narrative is for justification of conflict. Weapons of mass distraction, gassing their people, turning the cheek on "allies", black budget groups operating above the law.
Yet no one is pushing the button because everyone has a button to push. It's like some weird neutral zone where every country knows if they push the button there will be nothing left to rule.
Honestly, I've got no stake in the fight. I don't think any tax payer dollar should leave US soil, but that's my opinion. Objectively you can argue that without the better weapons provided by the west the arab countries would of won that war, and Israel would be known as Palestine today.
You're right though, the Arab countries we're stupid to invade Israel knowing they had better weapons from the west. However encroaching on lands via "settlements" and then crying foul when your neighbors "do something about it" while you bomb them with cruise missiles from an F-16 is also stupid. The whole situation is stupid which is why I could give two shits about it.
Kill each other, or don't. I'm done caring about it at this point.
Maybe a dodo bird because they're to stupid to do anything until there's none of them left.
It's an odd culture for sure. To think that if a black man goes out, gets a job, has their own home, a wife, helps raise their children, owns two cars they're deemed "white" by their peers. Baffling.
The last 150 years are very interesting. Heck, all of human history is interesting. Just think of everything we don't know because of how many empires erased the countries they conquered.
We always think in terms of key players when we visit history and fail to take into account that there were real every day people trying to make it while these key players were writing the history books. The opinions of the individual at the time, things we can only speculate on, I think interest me the most.
Gosh this is laughable. The same treaty that drew up Israel also drew up Palestine as with the rest of the ME as official countries. These were ALL part of the Ottoman Empire that ruled it for 700+ years and fell apart after WWI. The argument is whether Israel has claim past the boarders that were drawn in WWII after the 6 day war. And that all depends on who you talk to. I could give two shits, let them kill each other, or make peace. Shrug
You're not wrong, but your not right either. A lot of people fail to realize that the end of WWI also marked the end of the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman's were defeated by the same blights that exist in all empires of history. Lazy, power hungry politicians who whispered in the ear of lazier and lazier kings who ruled over occupied territory that countries were pushing back to have their sovereignty and over the course of 400 years and many lazy sultans. After the empire had fallen and pretty much squeezed into Turkey the remaining lands who were still majority muslim formed warring tribes and started waging war with each other. This led to loose boarders being established, but none actually being recognized until after WWII. This is why it was so easy for Hitler to march through the ME and North Africa.
Once WWII had ended, the tribes who helped the allies during the war were awarded sovereignty, INCLUDING Palestine, and Israel was granted as a Jewish land because of all the displaced jews from WWII (whatever your thoughts on this time, and the vision of WWII history this was the global narrative at the time, and what is written in the history books).
Where it gets tricky is when all the muslim countries that surrounded Israel invaded them, and Israel (backed with more advanced weapons from the west) pushed them all back and claimed more land then they had been granted in the draft after world war two. The arabs then cried foul and the world powers pressured Israel to give back the land. (The question being: if an enemy country invades you and you not only defend, but advance into their lands, is it yours to keep?)
Israel gave back most of the territory to the arabic invaders save for crucial resources that were part of Palestine in the original boarders being drawn after WWII which objectively makes sense whether you agree with it or not.
My opinion? Empires rise, and fall, but the land is still there. Ownership, sovereignty, boarders change all the time, and for most of history always have. Usually from brutal conflict where tons of people die. Doesn't seem like much has changed save for being more sneaky in how we conquest. Except now we have global leaders who point their fingers at smaller countries to decide what they do or else they get a surprise uprising, drone strikes to crucial resources, or some reason to invade.
I've got no stake in the fight. A pleb, a brick in the wall as it were happy I get to live some form of freedom and don't have to live in the muck. History is interesting, but we have to remember, we're living in the middle of it.
And I'm done rambling.
I just remember in my research into the red revolution that after WWI Lenin was forced to flee to England because the oligarchy was gunning for his head, which added fuel to the fire that was already raging out of control.
The running "joke" being: what's a communist hate more then a capitalist? Other communists of course.
The reason the people who push for revolution are always the first on the chopping block is because they're dangerous to a toleration regime. The moment the regime does something the plebs don't like they see a potential for another revolution, so those people are more dangerous to the regime then the average worker. This is why they're labeled "the useful idiots".
If any of these modern day communists cared to read a history book, they'd be surprised that they would be the first one's to go after the dust settled from a civil war. They fit into their role though, they are the useful idiots.
There was a lot of bullshit the Russians were going through up to the red revolution that made it pretty easy for the bolsheviks to tip the tide in their favor in 1917. The oligarchy was an aristocrat class and gave 0 thought to the average farmer. They appeased the working class by making them feel they had a voice in government but made no actual decisions which only angered them further. This went back and forth until WWI broke out, which also led to a massive spanish flu outbreak which was the mutated version of the original spanish flu. After WWI the oligarchy turned it's aim to the pesky communists which resulted in Lennon fleeing to England, the red revolution and eventual civil war the oligarchy lost.
Could we see history repeating itself? We're ran by pretty much a banana republic where our government happily sells out the middle class as long as it lines their pockets to which modern day communists would call an oligarchy. We've got the plandemic, people itching for civil war, on the brink of another world war, and people openly calling for a communist revolution.
Communism didn't pop up in Russia over night. They saw a weak country, pushed a political change the average russian could get behind, waited for the country to get weaker and went full civil war when they saw their chance.
Please tell me there will be pounding of the desks!
What if I told you a pollster isn't meant to collect data fairly and present it to the public, but rather figure out ways to spin data to fit a narrative? Someone at the top said "we need Biden to have high approval numbers" then pass it off to the pollsters to make it happen in a way where it's not technically lying because their methodology is posted, but buried under a plethora of fine print, knowing most people will just read a headline, maybe a paragraph, see a "reputable" name and call it a fact.