Tag Archives: opinion

We All Live on Savushkina Street Now.

“A lie’s true power cannot be accurately measured by the number of people who believe its deception when it is told, it must be measured by the number of people who will go out after hearing it trying to convince … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Government, Politics, Strategy, Terrorism, Trade | Tagged , , , , , , | 331 Comments

Olympian or Politician? Make Up Your Mind.

The latest Olympian to shoot off his cakehole to the world and bray his catastrophic ignorance is Canadian swimmer Mark Tewksbury. He tweeted earlier, although he has since taken it down, his extreme disapproval that ‘doper’ Yelana Isinbayeva had been … Continue reading

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How Much Of a Nobody Do You Have To Be, To Be Too Much Of a Nobody To Testify Before a Congressional Committee?

Liz Wahl is a proud American. So proud, in fact, that she will hear nothing against the USA, even if it’s true. My country right or wrong, baby. For those who do not know Liz Wahl, she was the news … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Education, Europe, Government, Investment, Military, Politics, Russia, Strategy, Terrorism, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1,321 Comments

Who’s That Trip-Trapping on my Bridge – the Fable of Putin’s Troll Army

I was thinking, a few days ago, that I might do a post on the bellyaching and caterwauling from the Russophobes about Moscow’s supposed army of “paid trolls”, who are reimbursed by the Russian government for clogging western comment threads … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Europe, Government, Politics, Russia, Strategy, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , | 309 Comments

The Iron Lady and the Young Reformer

The last post is getting too comment-heavy for easy loading, I’m afraid, and while I don’t lack for inspiration for a new post – God knows there’s always enough material, from the strange please-everyone contortions of Michael McFaul to the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Nemtsov, Corruption, Economy, Government, Investment, Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , | 1,320 Comments

Don’t Forget Your Lunch

I have been persuaded, because the large number of comments on the last post is causing the post to load slowly, to move on somehow. A “stub” was recommended, which is really just a title page with no content, but … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Government, Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Yulya Latynina | Tagged , , , , | 875 Comments

The Valdai Club: Departing Reality for Self-Deception and Points North

Imagine you’re at the car lot, looking for a new car. You see a sporty model you like…but you notice the 4-cylinder variant costs $6,000.00 more than the 6-cylinder although you can see no other difference between them. When you … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Nemtsov, Economy, Government, Law and Order, Politics, Rule of Law, Russia, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , , | 183 Comments