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Russian economic history could look somewhat ironic: 1. Stalin's slaves built industry at the cost of millions of lives 2. Yeltsin transformed these plants to Ltd's 3. Putin destroyed their value in a war 3. Chinese bought these slave-built assets for nothing Trust the plan
WHOA. London just dropped the hammer on the oligarchs. Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Igor Sechin, Andrey Kostin, Alexei Miller, Nikolai Tokarev, and Dmitri Lebedev were sanctioned and their assets have been frozen. Estimated $19.7 billion hit.
Ukrainian explosive ordnance disposal pull the fuse from a live, unexploded Russian bomb whilst shells land nearby.🇺🇦 These people are astonishingly brave.
A lot of Republicans pretend to believe the country has a state-owned oil company (which it could, many countries do) that can just be ordered to invest in output rather than dividends or debt retirement any time it's convenient.
God has blessed our country with plenty of oil & natural gas Lets use it
Marco Rubio @marcorubio
It's the exact language used to pass anti-gay legislation in the 1970s. The lead anti-gay group Anita Bryant founded was called "Save Our Children" and was obsessed with idea gay teachers would "recruit" students.
I'm seeing the term "grooming" thrown around more and more frequently to describe stuff like this: Adult gay teachers talking about sexuality to teens. The video here is from the Amazon doc "Mayor Pete," but this filmed-off-a-TV clip is being passed around like samizdat. https://t.co/ReAnnCOTGM
David Weigel @daveweigel
“My whole family died in what you call a special operation and we call a war. You can do what you want with me. I have nothing left to lose.’’ Try to read this wrenching story without crying. I couldn't.
LAST EXIT is out now & I am so eager for everyone to read it & be transformed by it, or trace the outlines of their own transformations by its light. bookshop.org/books/last-exi…
This comment on the NYT story about the Berkeley NIMBYs versus UC Berkeley lawsuit is so on target I almost clapped. Someone needs to start teaching a class on Bay Area NIMBYism. It's got everything: comedy, tragedy, farce. nytimes.com/2022/03/10/us/…
The U.S. needs to: 1. Become closer and better allies with India 2. Drop all trade restrictions with Cuba 3. Make a nuclear deal with Iran and normalize relations 4. Ally with Vietnam 5. Promote trade cooperation between all U.S. allies and quasi-allies
Both our WW2 alliance with Stalin (and Mao) and our Cold War quasi-alliance with the Chinese Communist Party ultimately worked to further the cause of global liberty, human rights, and democracy. Those ally choices were grim but they were also smart, necessary, and successful.
Russian army pursuing a strategy of forcing Ukraine to surrender by gradually covering every inch of Ukrainian soil with abandoned Russian army equipment
#Ukraine: Another BMD-2, along with 9M113 ATGM, captured in the vicinity of #Mariupol. https://t.co/dL1Bguh3aA
🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker @UAWeapons
According to recent reports from Ukraine, the Chinese drone producer have limited the capabilities of its "Aeroscope" technology for Ukrainian army, giving a significant air reconnaissance edge to Russian invaders. Read more: What is AEROSCOPE? (1/N)
Can't wait for this Tucker/Greenwald segment, man.
The chief spokesman for #Russia's Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said the #US had a plan to use migratory birds to spread biological pathogens from #Ukraine to #Russia. https://t.co/COkslq9uNE
DRM Journal @remilitari
An other good update from . It is apparent that Russian forces are increasingly running out of momentum in the north, east and west. This will make Putin and his generals more desperate and dangerous in the coming days.
The likelihood is increasing that #Ukrainian forces could fight to a standstill the #Russian ground forces attempting to encircle and take #Kyiv. Read the latest report from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats https://t.co/wD6Mq7Lhj3 https://t.co/bfBpmtBszg