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  1. This really

    On 11/25/2023 at 2:52 AM, karbatal said:

    During the campaign in Argentina they asked a woman about subsidies and she said “they are vital for people like me”, then they asked about her vote and she was pro Milei. “But he promised to cut all subsidies!” said the journalist and the woman laughed and said “I don’t care”. 

    That is so fucked up. 

    It is crazy how Milei has been elected, and I really feel that US is staring @ a real possibility of Trump being back in power... 

  2. On 11/26/2022 at 2:33 PM, karbatal said:

    After working 20 years as journalist I have to say NONE. None as a whole. 

    In this Político article they use a DIRTY TRICK. They write as source an UNNAMED top official of the EU, whatever a EU top official is for someone in USA, and then bring Borrell name taking out of context an old quote from an old interview. The same with Macron and Schulz. That is pure low class of journalism. 

    Now I wonder who could profit from dividing EU and USA and putting the spotlight from Moscow to Washington? Maybe the same country which financed the selective targeting of Cambridge Analytics using precisely Politico? Mmmmmm maybe PUTIN? 

    100% agree. It seemed like a sketchy article with out of context quotes. 

    It's also interesting to have your insider journalist's view that no news outlet is completely unbiased. 

  3. I'm sure Putin is surprised at how long the Ukrainian resistance has lasted and that he has been unable to capture the whole of Ukraine. 


    I just wonder how long Ukraine can keep up the resistance though. I also shudder at the thought of so many people in Ukraine without power and water, with the winter months coming up. Its absolute genocide, what Putin is doing. 


    Sadly, I don't see a resolution of this conflict anytime soon. I think the war is just going to keep grinding month after month after month.. I really don't know what the eventual outcome will be... 

  4. 12 hours ago, Andra said:

    Meghan always seemed chill to me and like a kind person, I don't really understand the hate that she gets. What did she ever do, apart from "stealing" Harry from his beloved family which he wanted to get away from anyway. What is everyone's problem with her?

    I am not a fan of either Meghan or Harry. The biggest reason why is that they left the royal family because they said it was traumatic, which I can understand. 

    However - they then proceeded to do media interviews bashing the royals. Who does that?!? To go to Oprah Winfrey and bitch about your in laws publicly to the entire world is absolute douchebaggery. 

  5. This is just so saddening and disheartening to me. 

    It seems so simple: you don't want to have an abortion? Then don't. But the fact that these motherfuckers are trying to take the choice away from others is outrageous. 


    I predict if this shitshow comes to pass, then there will be a 2 tier system. Republican, conservative states will outlaw abortion - leading to more unwanted kids, child abuse, poverty etc in those places. Democrat states will continue to offer access, and may start getting out of state folks. 


    With news like this, it really does make me toy with the idea of moving out of the US. The amount of political division, fighting and posturing, and viciousness (eg. Florida trying to fuck Disney over simply for its viewpoint) is just exhausting. 



  6. 15 hours ago, Kilt said:

    On March 21 Putin had a video conference with Secretary of the Security Council Patrushev, Minister of Defence Shoigu, Chief of the General Staff Gerasimov and Director of the Federal Security Service Bortnikov.

    During the discussion of the current situation at the front, the conversation turned to the losses of Russian troops and Gerasimov characterized the losses as "substantial".

    Putin interrupted Gerasimov and continued saying that these losses are acceptable and it is nothing compared to the goals that will be achieved after the victory.

    That is so fucked up.

    I wonder what his endgame is... what are the goals that he wants to achieve? 

    Does he want to annex Ukraine? Install a puppet regime there? Break it up into a pro Russia and pro West region? Does he plan on annexing other countries? WWIII?


  7. 52 minutes ago, runa said:

    No matter on what side you are, no matter what you think about is, Ukrenian, Russian, it’s absolutely tragic 🙁 

    So true. It is so very sad for all the humans involved in this tragedy. I think of the Ukrainians who all of a sudden are losing their homes and country and lives; Ukranian families' separation from the sons/fathers/brothers who are forced to fight; to the young Russian men (really boys) who are being told to fight for a war they probably do not understand; to the Ukranian and Russian mothers and fathers worried sick for their kids in the army; to the Russian people losing their jobs/savings. Its still almost surreal that in 2022 this could happen. 

  8. A photographer reflects on what he saw at Lviv's train station as thousands said goodbye to their home

    From CNN's Sandi Sidhu


    "The true victims of war are people that have nothing to do with the conflict and whose lives are turned upside down by war after they cross a frontier from their homeland, have suddenly lost everything that relates to their existence," he continued. 

    Turnley shared what he saw in the refugees he encountered. 

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    Turnley said many of the individuals departing are women and children, as men under the age of 60have been banned from leaving the country. 

    "They've been separated from their husbands, their fathers, their young men, and they have no idea when they may return home," he told CNN. 

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    "It occurred to me that for many of the very, very young that this is a moment that they will never completely remember and at the same time, it's a moment that they will certainly never forget," Turnley continued. 


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  9. 10 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    If Putin invaded Canada,  would you want Canada to negotiate with him and most likely be forced to give him much of your land or would you want to fight to protect your country ?  Seeing so much footage of people from Ukraine despairing about Putin and Russia changing their entire lives with his cruel and undemocratic regime,  why should they negotiate with a brutal cruel dictator.  It is their country,  not Putin's to invade.  

    So true. 

    If countries with weaker militaries should just give up their lands - then where would be the end of this? 

  10. 3 hours ago, CzarnaWisnia said:

    Well, first of all I don't trust any political leader to their word. I believe any state leader mixes lies with the truth all the time and that whatever they publicly disclose is always meant to create an effect. I mostly find suspicious how any political figure is suddenly the object of frenzied adulation, mostly from Western people who did not know his name three weeks ago, nor, for the most part, did they know anything at all about the country he's the leader of. I see t-shirts with Zelensky posing as a Marvel super-hero, I see memes all over the internet with thousands of likes, and gushing praise on Twitter. I mean, c'mon. I bet you can find some wine mom having his face tattoed on her boob RIGHT NOW. I understand one can find him courageous and responsible, but... c'mon.

    Secondly, I think any information broadcast during war time is suspicious. Motives for people's actions, etc., that's all suspicious. Thirdly, I disapprove of certain political decisions he has made before the war started, and others since, but I won't say anymore than that.

    Thanks for the response. I definitely agree about wartime info (and even non-wartime news) is not always accurate. Most things have some sort of agenda or political leaning.

    I have to say - the bit about the wine mom having his face tattooed on her boob is hilarious. I can totally picture it. lol

  11. Russia increases censorship with new law: 15 years in jail for calling Ukraine invasion a 'war'

    “War” and “invasion” are two words that can land someone in prison for up to 15 years under a new Russian law. Those words are “fake news" in the eyes of Russian lawmakers and President Vladimir Putin, who last week passed a law criminalizing the intentional spread of information that goes against the government’s narrative about what the country prefers to call a “special military operation” in Ukraine.


    Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of parliament, said the measure “will force those who lied and made statements discrediting our armed forces to bear very grave punishment.”

    Under the new legislation, individuals can be punished with up to 15 years of prison for publishing information that runs counter to Russia's narrative. That person could be a journalist who spoke negatively of Russia in a years-old tweet — the law is retroactive — or a Russian citizen who posts a TikTok about the country’s military invasion in Ukraine.


  12. I think Putin is realizing that this invasion is more costly than he had anticipated (length of time, Russian casualties, stiff resistance, significant sanctions resulting in economic difficulties and possible unrest in Russia). 

    I am afraid he will become more and more ruthless, as he may be like a poker player who has bet too much money to pull out now. 


  13. 5 hours ago, ULIZOS said:

    You were being passive aggressive and you know it. 


    Initially you said I was twisting your words. I asked you to specify where exactly I twisted your words. You are unable to do so.

    Now you are making a bullshit/vague claim that I was being passive aggressive. I have no problems being upfront - so there really is no need for me to be passive aggressive. But its your opinion - you're entitled to it. I disagree w. your opinion. 

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