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    Post  miketheterrible on 20/11/20, 11:18 am

    I think VK is taking over for both Facebook and YouTube kinda. Just not friendly for non Russian speakers.
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    Post  kvs on 20/11/20, 08:01 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:I think VK is taking over for both Facebook and YouTube kinda. Just not friendly for non Russian speakers.

    Just like youtube allows anyone from around the world to set up an account, VK and a Russian youtube should do the same.
    Russia has the resources to run massive server farms to store data and engage in fast searches. Yandex is on the level
    of Google if not better. I go to search on Yandex for English language sites that Google sensors. (Although, it dredges
    up the same BS goosestepping sites that Google does.)

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    Post  calripson on 20/11/20, 09:48 pm

    A recent poll allegedly revealed that only 31% of Russians aspire to be a "superpower" and most want a comfortable and affluent life not caring about "superpower" status. This is actually disturbing as their real choice is not between "superpower" and "comfort" - their real choice is between remaining an integral sovereign state and the false promise of "safety" and "affluence". In other words, in losing their "will to power", are younger Russians losing their will to independence. It is a small step from this mode of thinking to caving in to promises of EU lifestyles and guaranteed NATO collective security. The real issue for the younger urban population is actually that their lives have already become too easy and posh and they expect too much for too little. An excess of man bun wearing males and tatted females in Russian cities these days.
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    Post  kvs on 20/11/20, 09:56 pm

    calripson wrote:A recent poll allegedly revealed that only 31% of Russians aspire to be a "superpower" and most want a comfortable and affluent life not caring about "superpower" status. This is actually disturbing as their real choice is not between "superpower" and "comfort" - their real choice is between remaining an integral sovereign state and the false promise of "safety" and "affluence". In other words, in losing their "will to power", are younger Russians losing their will to independence. It is a small step from this mode of thinking to caving in to promises of EU lifestyles and guaranteed NATO collective security. The real issue for the younger urban population is actually that their lives have already become too easy and posh and they expect too much for too little. An excess of man bun wearing males and tatted females in Russian cities these days.

    Unfortunately humans all suffer from this disease. The notion of some thousands of years old urban civilization pimped in scifi is absurd.
    Soft urban environments lead to rapid mental degeneration of the people and this directly results in collapse. China has not been
    an urban civilization for three thousand years. It has been an agrarian one for basically 2980 out of those 3000 years. There
    are no examples of any long lasting urban civilizations. It is clear from the current trends and state of the world that serious
    instabilities are going to wipe out this metastable social regime.

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    Post  miketheterrible on 20/11/20, 11:12 pm

    calripson wrote:A recent poll allegedly revealed that only 31% of Russians aspire to be a "superpower" and most want a comfortable and affluent life not caring about "superpower" status. This is actually disturbing as their real choice is not between "superpower" and "comfort" - their real choice is between remaining an integral sovereign state and the false promise of "safety" and "affluence". In other words, in losing their "will to power", are younger Russians losing their will to independence. It is a small step from this mode of thinking to caving in to promises of EU lifestyles and guaranteed NATO collective security. The real issue for the younger urban population is actually that their lives have already become too easy and posh and they expect too much for too little. An excess of man bun wearing males and tatted females in Russian cities these days.

    Actually I think you may be thinking things a bit too hard.

    The two things that are standard viewpoint in Russia and a lot among the youth (males more so) is nationalism.  You can't have nationalism if you are under someone else's control.

    Second is they don't want to be a super power, but a power with comfort.

    Essentially, Russians don't give a shit about others and want to handle themselves and be themselves and build themselves up.

    Only liberals, which are a small part of the population, want to be under control by someone else.

    Now can you post the link of the poll?  Cause I think there is more to it

    One issue is, what is considered a comfortable life? How do you measure that? I mean, you already have a comfortable life if you:
    1) have a job
    2) able to save money
    3) have a roof over your head
    4) have basics like water, food, healthcare
    5) basic entertainment
    6) either public or private transportation.

    Russians ready have this. So what is "comfortable"?

    All polls tend to be nonsense anyway.
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    Post  kvs on 20/11/20, 11:26 pm

    A lot of polls in Russia have a clearly political motive. Those by the "independent" liberast Levada Center in particular.
    The questions are loaded and the responses are interpreted in a very biased way. So we had the BS about most Russians
    being in love with Stalin and North Korean style oppression when in actuality people properly evaluated the role of
    Stalin in Russia's history. Cheesy western denigration of Stalin is in a long line of similar BS which we saw with Ivan
    Grozniy and other Russian leaders in history. The Russia-hating west is always flinging mud at Russia and Russians
    and then bitches at them for not lapping up the hate like nectar.



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    Post  par far on 21/11/20, 10:47 am

    "Kremlin unconcerned after liberal opposition politician rips photo of Putin off council building wall & tears it to pieces"

    How are these types of assholes allowed in the Russian government, this botch should have been fined.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/507348-politician-rips-putin-photo-kremlin/
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    Post  kvs on 21/11/20, 10:50 am

    par far wrote:"Kremlin unconcerned after liberal opposition politician rips photo of Putin off council building wall & tears it to pieces"

    How are these types of assholes allowed in the Russian government, this botch should have been fined.

    https://www.rt.com/russia/507348-politician-rips-putin-photo-kremlin/

    The clown only confirms in the eyes of sane Russians that he is 5th column idiot with Putin derangement syndrome.
    Hardly the smart thing to do as a politician. There are not enough liberast idiots in Russia to form a relevant
    voting block. So you have this circus of pandering to NATzO and its fake stream media attention.

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    Post  Arrow on 21/11/20, 03:32 pm

    A recent poll allegedly revealed that only 31% of Russians aspire to be a "superpower" and most want a comfortable and affluent life not caring about "superpower" status. wrote:

    The question is whether Russia has the ability to become a superpower? It will definitely be a rich and powerful country, but it will be a superpower?
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    Post  GarryB on 21/11/20, 04:45 pm

    I suspect rather than them not wanting to be a super power, what they really meant is that they don't want to boss other countries around like the west does or dictate to other countries what they can or cannot do and they certainly don't want to be the worlds police like the west does....

    The question is whether Russia has the ability to become a superpower? It will definitely be a rich and powerful country, but it will be a superpower?

    Depends what you mean... in terms of economics it is not, but then most economic superpowers are all smoke and mirrors... most of their wealth is shady hedgefund managers... you know... thieves...

    There is also political super powers... their handling of the situation in Syria and the fact that countries look to them to solve problems... including getting the Taleban to talk to the US over Afghanistan suggests they are already the country of choice for diplomacy... compared with the US and EU which are the countries of ultimatums and violence... cruise missile strikes and sanctions.

    In terms of military they can destroy any country or group of countries on the planet if they choose to, which sort of makes them a super power in that regard too.
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    Post  kvs on 21/11/20, 09:44 pm

    Most of the dick measuring is with nominal GDP figures.   It does not even take into account the actual economic capacity.
    So Russia can build basically anything, but the "hyper power" USA can't.   Westinghouse is a good example.   And this
    "hyper power" has shipped its manufacturing offshore.

    The definition of super power is not clear so it is useless.   Having your fiat be the world's reserve currency does not make
    you a super power let alone a hyper power.  

    It is clear that Russia's GDP is grossly understated.   The consumer-centric PPP adjustment is misleading since the prices
    in the MIC and industrial sector are not 1:2 but closer to 1:6.   At the same time, the US GDP is grossly exaggerated since
    it counts all of its offshore activity as if it was domestic and has a mystical financial industry where paper shuffling
    is considered actual economic activity.   This is why the GDP is a BS metric.   The only thing that Americans see from their
    grand offshore footprint is a bit of trickle down and the profit flow only does not even reach the USA fully and is parked
    in offshore banks to avoid taxes.   The US offshore GDP does not produce US jobs.   Then we have the ludicrous
    foreign debt = GDP growth accounting.   The sale of US treasury bills is directly counted as GDP growth in the USA.   That it
    does not produce any jobs and is just a fill the debt hole activity is not taken into account.

    If the USSR was a superpower, then Russia has more claim to this title.   Russia's economy is much more developed now
    than before 1990.   The agricultural sector is a good example.   The USSR couldn't handle growing wheat.   And if you
    look at the military vehicle pool outside of tanks,  Russia has way more diversity now than it did before 1990.   And the
    consumer trash sector is no longer totally deprived.   This sector is very important in all the dick measuring that NATzO
    loves so much.

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    Post  Maximmmm on 24/11/20, 06:14 pm

    I have no idea where to put this, so I'm gonna drop it here because we all could use some good news every now and then:
    http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202011230089?index=9&rangeSize=1
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb5QcXNX19qbEh98qCdgu2g/videos
    https://www.rbc.ru/society/23/11/2020/5fbc0f749a7947baf064a373

    98 Year old veteran, publishing war stories on youtube managed to collect over 4.5million rub for families of doctors fighting covid (particularly those who passed away), has been awarded a medal by Putin.

    What an incredible generation that was, 75 years later still the best source of inspiration.

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    Post  miketheterrible on 24/11/20, 06:29 pm

    Because people back then knew what real hardship was.

    Listening to my grandfather, many many years ago, about what they went through on a daily basis was a hard listen. He never complained or talked about it until my baba passed away. But he did that day of her funeral. Thinking about it still is hard for me.

    People these days don't know shit about hardship and complain about things they don't understand or actually care about. They just want attention.

    Good on that man and good on Putin giving him a medal for it.

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    Post  kvs on 24/11/20, 08:16 pm

    These observations are central to why there is decay of society. New generations (e.g. millenials) have no context for their
    mind frame. All they have known is pandering, participation trophy coddling and easy living thanks to their parents and
    grandparents. Even if they are exposed to the realities of the 1930s and before, they do not understand them. Knowledge
    is not the same as wisdom. So we see the SJW idiocracy rising as mobs of idiots circle jerk on social media in echo chambers
    of groupthink. People for the 1930s would not spend their time on their asses tweeting and facebooking.

    Humans clearly have no internal standards and require an external environment to keep them straight. Animals act on instinct,
    but that is not enough for humans. We need some sort of intelligence instinct. But this feature has not evolved.

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    Post  kvs on 24/11/20, 08:46 pm



    So the veteran who actually helped Covid-19 doctors in Russia gets no coverage, but some bimbo involved in the phony
    "Doctor's Association" set up to spread propaganda about "problems" with Covid-19 in Russia by Navalny and his NATzO
    sponsors, gets recognized as "woman of the year" by the magazine Glamour.

    The west is a pig sty of filthy pigs rolling in their own shit and eating it.

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    Post  calripson Yesterday at 02:27 am

    kvs wrote:

    So the veteran who actually helped Covid-19 doctors in Russia gets no coverage, but some bimbo involved in the phony
    "Doctor's Association" set up to spread propaganda about "problems" with Covid-19 in Russia by Navalny and his NATzO
    sponsors, gets recognized as "woman of the year" by the magazine Glamour.

    The west is a pig sty of filthy pigs rolling in their own shit and eating it.


    Glamour is owned by Conde Nast which is in turn owned by Advance Publications controlled by the Newhouse family. The founder of the publishing empire was Solomon Isadore Neuhaus a Jewish immigrant from Vitebsk. He later anglicized his name to Newhouse. Maybe that is the historical Russia connection.

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    Post  kvs Yesterday at 05:21 am

    Seems like it. The Jewish diaspora from Russia over the last 150 years is foaming at the mouth against Russia to this day.
    Funny, but I can't find any historical record of genocide or other gross abuse to justify this mentality. They act like
    triggered SJWs, totally off balance. No, the Pale of Settlement was not real apartheid. Jews could still become doctors
    and lawyers and that included working in supposedly restricted cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg. Blacks in
    South Africa were actually downtrodden even if there were a few token black millionaires. So history is being revised
    to propagate the hate for Russia and Russians.

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    Post  par far Yesterday at 11:02 pm

    "Why Did RT Hire Liberals That Are Bringing Harm to Russia? (Ruslan Ostashko)"


    Why is RT doing this?


    https://thesaker.is/why-did-rt-hire-liberals-that-are-bringing-harm-to-russia-ruslan-ostashko/

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    Post  miketheterrible Yesterday at 11:46 pm

    Russia has a shit ton of problems and 90% of it is due to government stupidity.

    - 5th columns running around doing as they please and collaborating with banned members yet authorities do nothing.

    - RT is ran poorly internally.

    - Still trying to work with EU and USA even though they openly call Russia an enemy country.

    Yet the head of RT openly said she doesn't want the USSR return but wants Imperial Russia to return. And so do I. So her heart, where her massive boobs, are in the right place.

    But current authorities are pretty shit at handling security matters.

    But starting next year, Jan 1, patriotic schooling will start in Russia.

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    Post  PapaDragon Today at 01:12 am

    par far wrote:"Why Did RT Hire Liberals That Are Bringing Harm to Russia? (Ruslan Ostashko)"

    Why is RT doing this?

    https://thesaker.is/why-did-rt-hire-liberals-that-are-bringing-harm-to-russia-ruslan-ostashko/

    Saker is psycho nutjob who sees Jewish Lizard Men everywhere

    He occasionally has interesting content (almost always reposts from others) but his own stuff is overwhelmingly dogshit

    If it were up to him RT content would have been 99% about how Jews and non-whites should be exterminated

    I wouldn't be too concerned about his nonsense



    RT's biggest problem is wasting 50% of their airtime on retaded redundant documentaries instead of running the news around the clock with occasional documentaries about Russia instead of bleeding heart liberal commie crap they have now in second half of the hour



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