Tag Archives: Technology

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

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Red Hot Jingoism, With a Side of Apple Pie

Peruse, if you will, this sabre-rattling pile of poop. Coming on the heels of recent articles which warn that the west sees a nuclear war as both winnable and possible, even probable, and the conviction that a new western strategy … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Europe, Government, Military, Politics, Russia, Strategy, Vladimir Putin | Tagged , , , , , , | 491 Comments

Some Day, We’ll Look Back at This, and Laugh.

And there’s no time like the present. It was nice of Al Gore to invent the Internet, because it offers unparalleled comedic opportunities to recapture moments in time when puffed-up and self-important toads made confident predictions which later made them … Continue reading

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About That Batumi Miracle…

Hey, remember back when Al Jazeera was the object of loathing and fear in the USA? Bankrolled by the Emir of Qatar – a thriving democracy in the Middle East whose ruler has been a male member of the Al … Continue reading

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“Operation Fuck Putin” Hits a Wall, as the Russian Economy Returns to Growth

Take me back won’t ya Take me back won’t ya; I’ll change my ways Take me back won’t ya Take me back won’t ya; I’m not the same… Bryan Adams, from “Take Me Back” Paul Robinson sent me a link … Continue reading

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Sacre Bleu! What’s Happening With The MISTRAL Ship “VLADIVOSTOK”?

Alert Internet followers of this subject – and it has its own dedicated community, both for and against – noticed almost immediately when the MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) assignment changed from “France” to “Russia”, and the resulting speculation was … Continue reading

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Russian Hackers Are Fiendishly Smart. Good Thing For America They’re So Stupid.

Every fleeting thought is a pearl And beautiful people stampede to the doorway of the funniest fucker in the world They’re here to help you Satisfy your desire There’s a bright future for all you professional liars – “How To … Continue reading

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