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Old 26th September 2022, 20:24     #361
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Recruitment drive going splendidly, morale is high
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Old Yesterday, 11:09     #362
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In general Ukraine news, since their central bank devalued the currency (UAH/hryvnia) on July 22 by 25%, people are concerned about the currency completely collapsing (hyperinflation?). Friends are now carrying USD in their wallets rather than UAH, and the Ukraine economy is looking grim. Reports of 24% inflation - although people I spoke to were still shocked at the price of our tomatoes and cauliflower when converted into UAH. The borrowing interest rate is now 25% (sensibly above inflation, but far above the luxury "free money" rates that we have enjoyed for the last decade or so).

I was talking about FL Studio to a friend, and suggested they buy it for $99USD because it's lifetime updates. They asked if it could be pirated, because $99USD is "half a month's salary", which is about the minimum wage there. Good times. At a guess, that's likely one of the reasons you don't know many Ukrainians in your own country, or why they don't all just up and leave, because who can possibly afford to save for plane tickets AND have a stash of cash to start a new life in a country with higher wages (and also higher living costs) - especially for a family - with wages like that? It looks like national pride, but scratch the surface and it's relative poverty. Such a brave people.

GDP of $200B for 40M people... and their rebuild will cost probably double that, if not more given global inflation and the state of .. everything. There are many poor countries in the world, but a poor country with oil? "America must step in". Uncle Sam's gonna be as gentle as a lamb. He portrays himself as upstanding member of society, but he lives a double life. Grooming Ukraine since 2014.
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Old Yesterday, 11:14     #363
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A poor country with the most fertile soil on the planet.
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Old Yesterday, 20:44     #364
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Ukraine MOD fielding calls from Russian conscripts asking how to surrender

https://news.yahoo.com/mobilised-rus...185500131.html
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Old Today, 12:15     #365
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Ukraine MOD fielding calls from Russian conscripts asking how to surrender

https://news.yahoo.com/mobilised-rus...185500131.html
Source = Ukraine says (with script written by CIA / MI-6)

On planet reality, this entire US misadventure doom loop of regime-change coup <-> NATO provocation is looking more and more likely to end with Ukraine being torn 3-ways between Poland, Hungary, Russia. Of course, Russia will be illegally taking it's slice via referendums, but Poland and Hungary are totally legitimate like Israel / Golan Heights.

Angela Merkel's ports project to accept US gas (because Russia gas bad) was cancelled. Nord Stream 1 pipeline just exploded under the sea. No gas is coming into Europe any time soon even if it was desired.

-Poland wants $1T reparations from Germany (look out Poland, Germany doesn't like it when it has to pay reparations)
-Greece and Turkey are squabbling over some islands (France sides with Greece)
-Hungary wants sanctions against Europe... i mean against Russia to stop
-MI-6 and CIA blatantly meddling in European affairs, even training on how to sabotage nuclear reactors. Maybe stick to what you're good at: Hollywood movies and spy novels.
-9 missed meals away from ... victory against Russia!
-this is NATO
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Old Today, 12:45     #366
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Source = Ukraine says (with script written by CIA / MI-6)
So we're completely captured. The options are: go along with it or delude ourselves we're not.

Which means you and I are just entertaining alternative delusions.

It's actually a relief to know that such sophisticated, competent people are at the reigns. Thanks Nich!

*phew* I thought so much was just down to luck and circumstances, people in the right place at the right time, fumbling to maintain some semblance of control and order. But instead the Super-Spies actually know what they're doing. That's such good news!

Here's me worrying about nuclear war like a dummy.
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Old Today, 12:55     #367
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When is this disorder going to make it into the DSM?
It seems so prevalent today. One of those things like smoking where we are going to look back and wonder how the fuck we missed it staring in our face.
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Old Today, 13:04     #368
Lightspeed
 
Some more clever CIA staging from Crimea:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JuliaDavi...60237508644871
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Old Today, 13:53     #369
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Announcing referendum results, Russia paves way to annex parts of Ukraine

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Pro-Moscow officials said all four occupied regions of Ukraine voted to join Russia. According to Russia-installed election officials, 93% of the ballots cast in the Zaporizhzhia region supported annexation, as did 87% in the Kherson region, 98% in the Luhansk region and 99% in Donetsk.
Since everything is bullshit, this is of course no exception, but it does take things a step further and US has sent $1.1B in aid to congratulate Ukraine for losing the sham referendum. Democrats want to send $12B more.
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Old Today, 14:33     #370
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Democrats want to send $12B more.
Why do you refer specifically to Democrats - a political party of a country you aren't even a part of; but every other country you refer to as just the country.
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Old Today, 15:14     #371
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When is this disorder going to make it into the DSM?
It seems so prevalent today. One of those things like smoking where we are going to look back and wonder how the fuck we missed it staring in our face.
Well, authorities do lack credibility. And as that undermines further, it's reasonable that a greater proportion of people will give up on trying to tease out where legitimacy lies. Just assume everyone in authority is a crook.

Minds would be blown if more really grasped the significance of the DSM, how what ends up in it is fought over, the degree of consequence it has relative to the public's general awareness of it.
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Old Today, 15:45     #372
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Old Today, 18:02     #373
DrTiTus
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Why do you refer specifically to Democrats - a political party of a country you aren't even a part of; but every other country you refer to as just the country.
Because that's literally the situation, as reported by Daily Mail. The Democrats are themselves using Ukraine as a reason to vote Democrat. I could have said "America" but that would imply all of America (or at least all of the US government), which isn't the case. This difference may become more important after the November midterms if Republicans take back Congress, which is why I did emphasise Democrats, because this appetite for funding the war may change. Not all Americans are in favour of sending their tax money overseas while they have plenty of problems (and debt) at home. But thanks for asking.
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Old Today, 18:12     #374
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lol
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