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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by AU3kGT, Jun 21, 2015.
I said the wiki wasn’t helpful for me lol. Can anyone break it down for a dumbass?
The dictator who runs the place was a big Soviet guy who never really gave up on the concept of the USSR. Has been the "president" of Belarus since '94 even though he was (almost certainly) voted out in 2020.
Basically imagine Stalin-lite with a dash of Putin. What's interesting is that their relationship actually had deteriorated a bit until very recently.
I rarely click on hashtags. But my macbook died at Christmas, and I got a Dell cause it was cheaper and I could play Warzone on it. I didn't turn off the subjects I'm interested in on Twitter it. But the algorithm is mostly just shows me Man U fans bitching and snarky jokes. I kinda like it.
The fat fucker with the bad hair tells the dipshit with goofy hair that Ukrainians should lay down their arms.
The ruble is down 30%
I feel so fucking bad for ordinary Russians their entire economy is fucked because of one man’s power trip
one of the worst takes of all time
Taibbi dragging — love to see it, even if he’s partly admitting fault.
There cannot be any explanation for him to have this viewpoint other than he’s been bribed or turned. I wonder how many Russian assets populated our government from 2016-2020. I’m sure the number is staggering.
Except none of their credit cards are working now and their own currency isn't worth shit either.
feel like some people early in this thread need to make similar statements.
Can we please god just take this bullshit off the air. They literally play a role in destroying our country. If there was a left wing network doing this trump and republicans would’ve attacked them daily
Thanks world war 3 account
and now we watch the Russian economy
You joke, but you better believe I'm going to follow this account before the missiles on the way to Oak Ridge break atmosphere.
they have always lusted for Russia
*buys $100K worth of rubles*
@POTUS as a US citizen, i am begging you, please revalue the ruble
What a rough assignment. Having to go to yacht hunting in the Caribbean or Mediterranean on such short notice can't be easy.
which would be 69% (nice) inflation
Nm bad source
Per a strategic military thread those doing the circling in a foreign land run the risk of being encircled. Fuck if anyone knows whether the fighters or equipment will be available to do so.
Just going to make it worse now.
Imagine being a Russian oligarch and not having a plan to remove Putin.
What’s the theory here, larger hit all at once?
Ya I thought the point of being rich was not having to listen anyone
Really fascinating article by a Russian author about Putin's psychology.
Im guessing investors pulling out their money en masse the more scared the market acts?
BBC News is so much better than our shit
Basically. This strategy could theoretically work if you were talking about a temporary setback (hacked server, natural disaster, etc.) and just wanted to avoid panic selling based on a short-term problem.
The economic situation for Russia is only going to get worse from a commodities and investment standpoint with no obvious sign of relief coming, especially now that China appears to be making moves to financially cut themselves off from Russia. As time goes on, the uncertainty is going to lead to even less confidence, and even the diehards who may have thought about holding on to wait out the hit are going to think twice about it. The decision to keep the exchange closed is just going to further cement that things are going to be really, really bad; it's like burying all of your money so nobody else can spend it.
You have to pay the guys to beat up the people without food in actual money
Sure, ordinary people will suffer. But that’s kinda the point.
Was wondering if this might be the case as I've continuously tried getting current with this thread.
The changes even in my time here (since 2018) are pretty significant. There's a significant and growing middle class, as bwhit21 stated. I live in a city that's missed modernization in many ways (a few decades behind by Chinese coastal standards), but is getting dragged forward pretty quickly as well. Essentially everything he mentioned in his post has just been the continuing trend, though the economy is definitely running on an edge, like many world economies.
Regarding food security, they've been monitoring food waste, at least in policy (I haven't really noticed much in the way of enforcement), at the local and/or provincial level since last spring. Could have been in preparation for all of this mess, could have been in response to the pandemic, could just be reality of supporting the population, especially with so many more finding themselves with disposable income. Likely a mix of factors, but I'm not sure cynicism is the right response to holding food security as a high priority.
You have a far more realistic view of the current climate in China than any of us do; I'm basically using what I knew from my time and talks in the RoK (because of the compulsory military service, most every man there has at least a basic understanding of geopolitics and strategic implications) and trying to connect the dots on moves they make now, but due to the general blackout on most news from inside the country, it's difficult to really gauge what the heartbeat of the people is.
I think I have a pretty good idea of Xi and the general direction that he seems to want to go in, but how would you characterize the appetite of the people generally for what's happening? I know we're talking about an absurdly massive nation, so it's difficult to simplify, was just curious based on what you know from where you are.
I don't want to get Doc Louis riled up again, so I'll reply in PM