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Message 2097862 - Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 1:19:09 UTC

Wild claims have now been made by state TV over the sinking of their prized warship.

Russians have claimed World War III has been triggered by the sinking of its Black Sea warship as it launches brutal revenge for the Ukrainian victory.

Russian state TV propagandists outrageously claimed World War III had begun as they ranted at the West after the sinking of prized warship Moskva.

Hundreds of sailors were believed to have died after 12,500-ton Moskva was hit by a devastating missile strike, The Sun reported.

There were rumours the missiles were provided by NATO supporters of Ukraine, and Britain has sent anti-ship weapons.

But sources insisted the Slava-class cruiser was sunk by Ukraine-made Neptune missiles after its radar was distracted by a Turkish-made Byraktar drone.

A Pentagon official briefing reporters said Ukraine had hit the Moskva with two Neptunes — contradicting Russia’s claim that the ship lost balance in rough seas as it was towed to port after ammunition exploded.....
What will that war criminal PooTin do next?
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Message 2097865 - Posted: 16 Apr 2022, 1:23:17 UTC

NUKE One Coming

Where Will It Light Off?

May we All have a METAMORPHOSIS. REASON. GOoD JUDGEMENT and LOVE and ORDER!!!!!
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Message 2097936 - Posted: 17 Apr 2022, 6:16:21 UTC - in response to Message 2097866.  

If Putin uses just one teeny weensy little tactical nuke hell will have no fury like what he will get next. I just hope that world leaders will see through whatever clever plot he twists to make it look like the Ukrainians did it. I ordinarily don't condone assassination to remove a dictator but if the alternative is to bring nuclear war to the people of Russia, whose only crime was to elect him in the first place then send in the hit squads and take the guy out like we did Bin-Laden. I don't see where there is much other choice. Either deal with him now or wait till he recovers full control and pay the price later.
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Message 2097964 - Posted: 17 Apr 2022, 20:46:08 UTC

PooTin loses yet another war criminal general.

Another Russian general killed amid invasion, Russian official says.
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Message 2097995 - Posted: 18 Apr 2022, 6:24:35 UTC

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Message 2097999 - Posted: 18 Apr 2022, 8:17:41 UTC

Is 30 years of appeasement coming to an end?
Thank god that Merkel's dream of a "political union" was dashed!
Too little too late?
The West's political leaders should hang their heads in shame allowing a comedian to show them how to stand up & be counted.
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Message 2098031 - Posted: 18 Apr 2022, 23:34:56 UTC

Apparently PooTin's Moskva was a disaster waiting for a place to happen.

Corruption may have played a key role in Vladimir Putin’s most embarrassing single loss.

Meanwhile many back at home in Russia want answers.

Russians Speak Out Over Relatives on Sunken Warship.

Then again PooTin may just be the victim of his own making.

Putin's suspected purge of his inner circle was fueled by a misinformation bubble that he created.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. is complaining that no one wants to talk to him, even PooTin.

Russia's ambassador to the US says no one will speak to him.

Then there's the Russian Economy.

Bleak Assessments of Russian Economy Contradict Putin’s Rosy Claims.

But there are a couple of ways that PooTin is getting around some sanctions.

How Russian Fish Are Getting Around The US Import Ban.

Bomb Threats Can’t Stop One of Russia’s Last Air Links to Europe.
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Message 2098080 - Posted: 19 Apr 2022, 22:19:53 UTC

As PooTin's resets his war crime actions 1 Ukrainian millionaire did get his own back after Russian war criminal took over his home.

Ukrainian Millionaire Had Troops Bomb His New Home After Russians Seized it.

..."They destroyed most of the cameras inside the house, however, there was one amateur small webcam that was still working from time to time when electricity was on," He explained. On it, Stavnitser said he saw footage of the troops unloading looted objects from other people's homes and bringing them into his own. He also noticed that the Russian military was beginning to use his home, which is located outside of Kyiv, as a strategic vantage point to attack the capital city....
While Czech companies step up and use their facilities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to help the Ukrainian effort.

Czech companies to repair damaged Ukrainian tanks.

Czech defence companies will repair Ukrainian tanks and other military vehicles that have been damaged in fighting or need servicing after long-term storage, the Czech Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Czech Republic has been among the most active countries in supporting the Ukrainian military with donations and sales of weapons and ammunition, including shipments of Soviet-era tanks, multiple rocket launchers, howitzers, infantry fighting vehicles and anti-aircraft weapons.

"Small faults or fighting damage will be repaired by the Ukrainian army's and Ukrainian defence industry's own efforts," the ministry said.

"Czech assistance will utilise the capacities of Czech defence industry companies for more extensive works, including overhauls and bringing equipment in long-term storage to service."

The first contract will include repairs of an unspecified number of Soviet-era T-64 tanks, it said....
Well PooTin's war criminals did leave a lot of equipment and spare parts behind.
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Message 2098084 - Posted: 20 Apr 2022, 2:01:08 UTC

This interview highlights the stark and painful contrasts across Putin's war against Ukraine:


'I Did Not Expect Putin To Be As Evil As He Has Been'...


Apt commentary and the news presenter is pretty much moved to tears.


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Message 2098145 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 0:03:22 UTC

Can this be done, for an immediate win-win worldwide?


Richard Branson proposes steps on reducing Russian oil use



To gain those positive effects, we don't even need to go worldwide. Europe and the USA alone are big enough to make an immediate effect.

There will be also other positive immediate effects of directly fewer lives lost and fewer serious injuries on the roads.

Will the road hogs and gas guzzlers be welcoming and motivated to starve Putin off his blood money?


Here's hoping!

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Message 2098152 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 0:39:08 UTC - in response to Message 2098145.  

It's not a new proposal the FT (paywall) proposed a 55mph limit on the 8th March.
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Message 2098154 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 1:34:06 UTC - in response to Message 2098152.  

The question is:

Can it be done?

Soon enough and to good effect?

BIG blood money advertising campaign needed?...


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Message 2098195 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 15:55:28 UTC

Now Brussels jump on the bandwagon.
Sadly, after 30 years of feeding the bear, it developed a bigger appetite
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Message 2098198 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 19:11:27 UTC

Hey RATFACE: STOP GIVING Our TAXPAYER MONIEs to UKRAINE.

Do they Pay For Weapons Sent to Them by US and Others?

Before this WAR I heard NOTHING GOoD 'bout Z man or His Country.

Yep

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Message 2098201 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 20:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 2098198.  

Of course you would say that, you love Trump and Putin.
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Message 2098202 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 20:36:19 UTC
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Hey, Prime Minister Trudeau: I disagree with many of your policies and didn't vote for you, but opposing thugs who invade sovereign nations in order to annex them, purposely murder innocent citizens including women and children and destroy their homes, businesses and even hospitals, and bully the world with nuclear threats, is the best use of my tax dollars I could think of. Please keep supporting Ukraine as much as required.

Edit: FYI Churchill had terrible approval ratings before WW II, and was voted out after. Just sayin'. :^p
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Message 2098203 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 20:53:03 UTC - in response to Message 2098202.  

Well rhat just goes to show you have a moral compass.
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Message 2098208 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 22:33:48 UTC - in response to Message 2098154.  
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The question is:

Can it be done?

Soon enough and to good effect?

BIG blood money advertising campaign needed?...


Here's hoping this does have a big enough effect:

Work from home to beat Putin, says EU

The EU is asking its citizens to drive less, turn down air conditioning and work from home three days a week, to reduce reliance on Russian energy...

... Buying energy from Russia helps to support its economy and finance the war in Ukraine.

But Europe has said it cannot find alternative supplies, so it is asking citizens to adjust their lifestyles. The nine-point plan, entitled “Playing My Part”, urges citizens to drive less, by using public transport, or working from home three days a week.

It also calls on citizens to:

  • Heat their homes less in winter, and turn the air conditioning down in summer.
  • Drive more slowly on highways, with the car air conditioning turned down, which uses less fuel
  • Use the train instead of flying
  • Travel by public transport, walk, or cycle


It also calls on cities to promote car-free Sundays, as some already do...


However, for that to work, we really do need to get the buy-in also from all our greedy bosses...


Here's hoping we really can quickly come clean of Putin's blood money and go green and healthy.

Stay safe folks!
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Message 2098211 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 22:58:46 UTC - in response to Message 2098208.  

A few observations and questions.

Use train instead of plane? For son train means going via London and changing station etc. Plane goes almost to his doorstep at both ends, Knutsford and Crawley.

Is heating/aircon more costly for many homes vs fewer workplaces?

What if walking/cycling involves steep hills and takes too much time. Public transport takes one and half hours, assuming the first bus actually arrives and if it does is not more than 15 mins late. Travel by car is under 30 mins without exceeding speed limits, most of journey is on 40 or 50 mph roads, not towns.
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Message 2098212 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 23:20:55 UTC
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I'm putting this here, but it might have nothing to do directly with Ukraine.

Telegraph Youtube - Fire at Russian top-secret military research base
21 April 2022.
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